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Motorcar Parts of America Receives Vendor of the Year Award for Professional Excellence From Advance Auto Parts

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 3:30pm

Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. is a remanufacturer, manufacturer, and distributor of automotive aftermarket parts -- including alternators, starters, wheel bearings and hub assemblies, brake calipers, brake master cylinders, brake power boosters, turbochargers, and diagnostic testing equipment utilized in imported and domestic passenger vehicles, light trucks, and heavy-duty applications. Its products are sold to automotive retail outlets and the professional repair market throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, with facilities located in California, New York, Mexico, Malaysia, China and India, and administrative offices located in California, Tennessee, Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, and Canada. In addition, the company’s electrical vehicle subsidiary designs and manufactures testing solutions for performance, endurance, and production of multiple components in the electric power train – providing simulation, emulation, and production applications for the electrification of both automotive and aerospace industries, including electric vehicle charging systems. Additional information is available at www.motorcarparts.com.

Key Points: 
  • Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (Nasdaq: MPAA) today announced it received Advance Auto Parts Vendor of the Year Award for Professional Excellence at the automotive aftermarket providers 2021 Partner Growth Summit held virtually this week.
  • We are enthusiastic about the future and look forward to continuing mutual success, said Selwyn Joffe, chairman, president and chief executive officer.
  • The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for certain forward-looking statements.
  • The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as the result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Toshiba Shrinks Quantum Key Distribution Technology to a Semiconductor Chip

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 4:00pm

Toshiba Europe Ltd today announced it has developed the worlds first chip-based quantum key distribution (QKD) system.

Key Points: 
  • Toshiba Europe Ltd today announced it has developed the worlds first chip-based quantum key distribution (QKD) system.
  • Andrew Shields, Head of Quantum Technology at Toshiba Europe, remarked, Photonic integration will allow us to manufacture quantum security devices in volume in a highly repeatable fashion.
  • Taro Shimada, Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of Toshiba Corporation comments, Toshiba has invested in quantum technology R&D in the UK for over two decades.
  • An important aspect is to develop prototype systems with lower size, weight and power based on photonic chip technology.

Black Dragon Capital℠ Advisor & Former WWE Global Strategy & Innovation Executive Tracey Arrowood-Shaw Today Released: "Disruption of the Media Industry, Part 2"

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 3:39pm
Key Points: 
  • The white paper can be downloaded here: https://t.ly/BDC_Disruption_of_Media_Industry_Part_2_Tracey_Shaw_2021
    The emergence of OTT platforms has presented opportunities for content creators to reach a wider audience.
  • While OTT has disrupted the television programming model, the paper examines how OTT has also created growth for the TV industry and should be embraced by heritage players.
  • At Black Dragon Capital we focus on the more complicated mid-market technology investments that are in high growth areas.
  • These are tomorrow's winners," said Louis Hernandez Jr., Founder, CEO of Black Dragon Capital.

Draganfly Commences Drone Pilot Training Program at Alabama State University

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:45pm

Los Angeles, CA., Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Draganfly Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRO) (CSE: DPRO) (FSE: 3U8) (Draganfly or the Company), an award-winning, industry-leading drone solutions and systems developer, is pleased to announce that its Drone Pilot Training program is now being offered at Alabama State University (ASU) in Montgomery, Alabama.

Key Points: 
  • Los Angeles, CA., Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Draganfly Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRO) (CSE: DPRO) (FSE: 3U8) (Draganfly or the Company), an award-winning, industry-leading drone solutions and systems developer, is pleased to announce that its Drone Pilot Training program is now being offered at Alabama State University (ASU) in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • From sophomores to PhD experts, the Drone Pilot Training program teaches future generations how to solve real world problems through the proper operation of unmanned aerial vehicles, said Cameron Chell, CEO of Draganfly.
  • With the help of ASU and their association within the HBCU community we see a lot of potential to grow this program into a national footprint of drone pilot training at the university level.
  • Draganflys Drone Pilot Training program will also be commercialized next year.

Share Capital Consolidation and Commencement of trading in the New Tiziana Shares on NASDAQ

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 7:00am

LONDON and NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tiziana Life Sciences plc (Nasdaq: TLSA / LSE: TILS) ("Old Tiziana") a biotechnology company focused on innovative therapeutics for oncology, inflammation, and infectious diseases announced on 20 August 2021 that it had formally commenced its strategic plan to change its corporate structure by establishing Tiziana Life Sciences Ltd (“New Tiziana”), a Bermuda-incorporated company, as the ultimate parent company of the Tiziana Group. The reorganisation was achieved by a scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 (the "Scheme").

Key Points: 
  • The Share Capital Consolidation was implemented immediately after the Scheme became effective on 20 October 2021.
  • Whilst the Share Capital Consolidation reduced the number of issued shares of New Tiziana, shareholders now own the same proportion of New Tiziana as they did of Old Tiziana immediately before the Scheme became effective, subject to fractional interests.
  • Following the implementation of the Scheme and subsequent Share Capital Consolidation by New Tiziana, persons registered as holding Old Tiziana ADSs at the effective date set by the Depositary will be entitled to receive one New Tiziana Share for every one Old Tiziana ADS (representing two underlying Old Tiziana Shares).
  • Following the implementation of the Share Capital Consolidation by New Tiziana, it is expected that the New Tiziana Shares will be listed on NASDAQ with effect from the opening of business in New York today.

ImCheck Publishes Comprehensive Overview of the Development Results of Its First-in-class Cancer Immunotherapeutic Targeting BTN3A to Activate Vγ9Vδ2 T Cells in Science Translational Medicine

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 7:21pm

The publication in the medical journal Science Translational Medicine details ImChecks butyrophilin (BTN)-based immuno-oncology approach and positions ImCheck as a pioneer in a nascent field of immunomodulation.

Key Points: 
  • The publication in the medical journal Science Translational Medicine details ImChecks butyrophilin (BTN)-based immuno-oncology approach and positions ImCheck as a pioneer in a nascent field of immunomodulation.
  • In the first-in-human EVICTION Phase I/IIa clinical trial, ICT01 demonstrated selective activation of V9V2 T cells, causing them to rapidly migrate out of the circulation and into tumor tissue.
  • Furthermore, ICT01-activated V9V2 T cells secrete IFN and TNFa that expands the anti-tumor immune response by recruiting CD3 and CD8 T cells into tumors.
  • BTN3A is essential for the activation of the anti-tumor immune response of V9V2 T cells.

Global construction technology firm Modulous expands to the U.S. to accelerate the delivery of sustainable, healthy homes

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

Modulous in the U.S. is led by four women who were all senior staff at Katerra, the technology driven, offsite construction firm that had a transformational impact on the construction industry.

Key Points: 
  • Modulous in the U.S. is led by four women who were all senior staff at Katerra, the technology driven, offsite construction firm that had a transformational impact on the construction industry.
  • "Modulous is exactly the kind of offsite construction firm that fits Blackhorn's thesis for this built environment sub-sector," said Ray Levitt, Blackhorn Ventures, the lead investors behind Modulous.
  • Modulous is a construction technology firm developing a fully digitized design, costing, and procurement platform and a high-performance kit of parts to enable the rapid delivery of sustainable and affordable homes anywhere in the world.
  • By digitizing processes and "productizing" construction materials, Modulous leverages existing supply chains and end-to-end logistics to offer a seamless, low CapEx approach to multifamily homebuilding.

Tiziana Life Sciences - Scheme Effective Date

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 2:40pm

LONDON and NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tiziana Life Sciences plc (Nasdaq: TLSA / LSE: TILS) ("Old Tiziana") a biotechnology company focused on innovative therapeutics for oncology, inflammation, and infectious diseases announced on 20 August 2021 that it had formally commenced its strategic plan to change its corporate structure by establishing Tiziana Life Sciences Ltd (“New Tiziana”), a Bermuda-incorporated company, as the ultimate parent company of the Tiziana Group. The reorganisation will be achieved by a scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 (the "Scheme").

Key Points: 
  • LONDON and NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tiziana Life Sciences plc (Nasdaq: TLSA / LSE: TILS) ("Old Tiziana") a biotechnology company focused on innovative therapeutics for oncology, inflammation, and infectious diseases announced on 20 August 2021 that it had formally commenced its strategic plan to change its corporate structure by establishing Tiziana Life Sciences Ltd (New Tiziana), a Bermuda-incorporated company, as the ultimate parent company of the Tiziana Group.
  • The reorganisation will be achieved by a scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 (the "Scheme").
  • A Scheme Document setting out full details of the Scheme (the "Scheme Document") was posted to the shareholders of Old Tiziana on 3 September 2021.
  • Old Tiziana announces that the order of the Court sanctioning the Scheme and confirming the Old Tiziana Reduction of Capital have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies today.

Molecular Partners Present Data Demonstrating Successful Inhibition of COVID19 Viral Variants with Ensovibep at the 2021 ISIRV-WHO Conference

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 6:00am

In addition, the Company will present a Trial in Progress poster on the EMPATHY clinical trial, conducted in collaboration with Novartis.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, the Company will present a Trial in Progress poster on the EMPATHY clinical trial, conducted in collaboration with Novartis.
  • As such, we must continually test ensovibep against new variants to ensure it has the potential to still be relevant for current and future patients.
  • Finally, viral passaging experiments show ensovibep as comparable to monoclonal antibody cocktails with respect to minimizing the development of escape mutants.
  • Molecular Partners and Novartis are collaborating on the development of ensovibep and are evaluating it in global late-stage study.

One Way to End the Hiring Crisis? Employ People with IDD

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 5:35pm

Dr. Craig Escud, President of IntellectAbility , says, "People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) can be valuable assets to our workforce.

Key Points: 
  • Dr. Craig Escud, President of IntellectAbility , says, "People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) can be valuable assets to our workforce.
  • (5) Perhaps most notably, a caf in Middletown, NJ, is staffed almost entirely by adults with IDD.
  • The owners, whose daughter has Down Syndrome, employ 34 adults with IDD and 4 with neurotypical disability.
  • (6)
    "As an employer myself, I would tell other employers that the vast majority of folks with IDD are typically more dependable, honest, and have way more desire to please than those without IDD.