Natural sciences

FDA Authorizes New High-Throughput, Automated System for Leading COVID-19 Test

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 1:00pm

"For population-wide testing programs, lab-based PCR is the best fitting technology, providing confidence in results, capacity to process thousands of samples a day, and consistent, reliable turnaround times.

Key Points: 
  • "For population-wide testing programs, lab-based PCR is the best fitting technology, providing confidence in results, capacity to process thousands of samples a day, and consistent, reliable turnaround times.
  • The Amplitude Solution can help support a systematic testing strategy by enabling labs to quickly scale their testing and begin processing high-volume samples, even with limited personnel.
  • "\nThe Amplitude Solution is a molecular diagnostic testing system that helps clinical labs expand testing capacity by combining Thermo Fisher\'s extraction and real-time PCR instruments with liquid handling products from Tecan Group.
  • 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.\nThermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $30 billion.

Superior Gold Reports 11% Increase in First Quarter Gold Production to 17,603 Ounces

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 11:00am

As planned, the Company expects to begin mining the Plutonic East open pit in mid-2021, with grade control drilling having been completed during the first quarter.

Key Points: 
  • As planned, the Company expects to begin mining the Plutonic East open pit in mid-2021, with grade control drilling having been completed during the first quarter.
  • These intercepts are outside of existing Mineral Resources but are within only 50 metres of existing infrastructure and can therefore be accessed with minimal capital.
  • Mr. Boyle is not independent of the Company within the meaning of NI 43-101.\nSuperior Gold is a Canadian based gold producer that owns 100% of the Plutonic Gold Operations located in Western Australia.
  • Superior Gold is focused on expanding production at the Plutonic Gold Operations and building an intermediate gold producer with superior returns for shareholders.\nThis news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws that is intended to be covered by the safe harbours created by those laws.

Defense Metals Prepares Additional High-Grade Rare Earth Element Concentrate Samples For Evaluation By Leading Global Rare Earths Producers

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 10:00am

Defense Metals believes this underscores growing international market demand for readily accessible, high-quality, North American REE products.

Key Points: 
  • Defense Metals believes this underscores growing international market demand for readily accessible, high-quality, North American REE products.
  • Discussions with potential offtake partners have the potential to yield benefits through opportunities for direct project funding, technical services agreements, and access to the full downstream rare earths value chain.
  • Defense Metals has an option to acquire 100% of the 1,708 hectare Wicheeda Rare Earth Element Property located near Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.
  • is available under Defense Metals Corp.\'s profile on SEDAR ( www.sedar.com )\nView original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/defense-metals-prepares-addition...\n'

Soil Value Exchange and Pasture Map Merge to Create Grassroots Carbon, the Leading Provider of High-Quality, Measured and Certified, Soil Carbon Storage Credits

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 8:12pm

The new company instantly provides scalable, measured, and certified soil carbon storage solutions to companies who want to reduce their carbon footprint.

Key Points: 
  • The new company instantly provides scalable, measured, and certified soil carbon storage solutions to companies who want to reduce their carbon footprint.
  • The new company combines access to regenerative landowners, value generating rotational grazing software, a soil carbon mapping data solution, with the delivery of proven and independently certified carbon credits.
  • Grassroots Carbon will pay landowners who capture and store atmospheric carbon in their healthy soils.\nSoil Value Exchange is trusted by leading companies like Shopify and Marathon Oil to help them reach their carbon reduction goals.
  • Soil Value Exchange delivers high-quality, measured, and independently certified Soil Carbon storage.\nPastureMap\'s grazing software makes rotational grazing easier and more profitable.

Advisory - Muscle-relaxant OrfenAce 100 mg tablets recalled because of nitrosamine impurity

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 3:48pm

b"Issue:SteriMax Inc. is recalling this product because of a nitrosamine impurity.\nWhat to do:You should seek an alternative muscle relaxant to relieve your muscle spasms.

Key Points: 
  • b"Issue:SteriMax Inc. is recalling this product because of a nitrosamine impurity.\nWhat to do:You should seek an alternative muscle relaxant to relieve your muscle spasms.
  • Talk to your health care provider if you have taken a recalled product and have concerns about your health.\nSteriMax Inc. is recalling OrfenAce 100 mg tablets after testing identified a nitrosamine impurity above what is considered acceptable if the drug were to be taken over a lifetime.
  • OrfenAce (a brand name for orphenadrine citrate) is an over-the-counter muscle relaxant used to relieve muscle spasms.\nThe nitrosamine impurity found in OrfenAce is called NMOA (N-methyl-N-nitroso-2-[(2 methylphenyl) phenylmethoxy]ethanamine).
  • Health Canada does not expect that a nitrosamine impurity will cause harm when exposure is at or below the acceptable level.

Gold Prices Continue to Trend Higher on Several Factors

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 2:00pm

b'NEW YORK, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold prices continued to rise on Thursday, as the June Gold futures had their biggest daily gain since March.

Key Points: 
  • b'NEW YORK, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold prices continued to rise on Thursday, as the June Gold futures had their biggest daily gain since March.
  • In six short months we have developed five high priority drill targets, and continue to generate a pipeline of additional high quality drill targets.
  • The Schooner Fault is parallel to the gold bearing Appleton Fault which hosts NFG\'s Keats Zone.
  • Visible gold was discovered as fine grains in crack seal fractures and as fine to coarse grains in the quartz veins.

Gold Prices Continue to Trend Higher on Several Factors

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 2:00pm

b'NEW YORK, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold prices continued to rise on Thursday, as the June Gold futures had their biggest daily gain since March.

Key Points: 
  • b'NEW YORK, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold prices continued to rise on Thursday, as the June Gold futures had their biggest daily gain since March.
  • In six short months we have developed five high priority drill targets, and continue to generate a pipeline of additional high quality drill targets.
  • The Schooner Fault is parallel to the gold bearing Appleton Fault which hosts NFG\'s Keats Zone.
  • Visible gold was discovered as fine grains in crack seal fractures and as fine to coarse grains in the quartz veins.

Schneider Electric Earns 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 1:45pm

b'Company is recognized by U.S. EPA as a leader in climate change mitigation and energy efficiency for fourth year\nMISSISSAUGA, ON, April 16, 2021 /CNW/ - Schneider Electric, the global leader in energy management, automation, and sustainability, today announced that it has received the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Key Points: 
  • b'Company is recognized by U.S. EPA as a leader in climate change mitigation and energy efficiency for fourth year\nMISSISSAUGA, ON, April 16, 2021 /CNW/ - Schneider Electric, the global leader in energy management, automation, and sustainability, today announced that it has received the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • This is the fourth year that the company has been recognized, and the third year in a row.\nThe Sustained Excellence award is the highest honour bestowed by the ENERGY STAR program.
  • Winners are part of a distinguished group that has made a long-term commitment to fighting climate change and protecting public health through energy efficiency.
  • More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: https://www.energystar.gov/about .\n'

LUMICKS Raises $93 Million in Series D Financing

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 10:35am

The round was also backed by existing investor Gilde Healthcare and select members of the LUMICKS management team.

Key Points: 
  • The round was also backed by existing investor Gilde Healthcare and select members of the LUMICKS management team.
  • With this fundraising, we believe LUMICKS is well positioned to drive significant growth of our Dynamic Single-Molecule platform and further accelerate the commercial adoption of the industry-changing z-Movi solution.
  • It builds on LUMICKS\' rapid innovation, anchored by its Dynamic Single-Molecule franchise that is expanding access to and use cases for single molecule force measurement.
  • Using LUMICKS\' groundbreaking C-Trap Optical Tweezers Fluorescence Microscopy, scientists are able to analyze complex biological processes in real-time.

LUMICKS Raises $93 Million in Series D Financing

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 10:33am

The round was also backed by existing investor Gilde Healthcare and select members of the LUMICKS management team.

Key Points: 
  • The round was also backed by existing investor Gilde Healthcare and select members of the LUMICKS management team.
  • With this fundraising, we believe LUMICKS is well positioned to drive significant growth of our Dynamic Single-Molecule platform and further accelerate the commercial adoption of the industry-changing z-Movi solution.
  • It builds on LUMICKS\' rapid innovation, anchored by its Dynamic Single-Molecule franchise that is expanding access to and use cases for single molecule force measurement.
  • Using LUMICKS\' groundbreaking C-Trap Optical Tweezers Fluorescence Microscopy, scientists are able to analyze complex biological processes in real-time.