April 15, 2024
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FREDERICK, Md.June 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Texcell is pleased to announce the opening of their newest testing facility in North America, representing a significant milestone in Texcell's commitment to advancing the viral safety of biotherapeutics and medical devices. Designed to support simultaneous viral clearance and biosafety studies, this 27,000 sq ft facility is built with a modular design that enhances the flexibility required in today's contract testing environment. Texcell – North America's dedicated teams are ready to support biosafety studies for monoclonal antibodies, gene therapies, and medical devices coming to the market.

The unveiling event was preceded by an exclusive luncheon attended by esteemed international and local dignitaries, exemplifying the company's dedication to bridging the gap between the regional community and global awareness. In attendance at the inauguration was Laurent Bili, Ambassador of France to the United StatesFrederick Mayor Michael O'Connor, Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce, Signe Pringle, Executive Director of Economic and Workforce Development for FrederickLara Fritts, President of Texcell's parent company, Soparbiotech International, Céline Saint Olive Baque, CEO of Soparbiotech International and President of Texcell SA, Dr. Éric B. Henriet, as well as other executive Texcell Group employees. 

April Schubert, Deputy CBO & Director of Sales and Marketing at Texcell Group and one of the original employees at the Frederick location, spoke with the dignitaries about Texcell's key role in ensuring the safety of biotherapeutics. In addition to the exclusive luncheon, Texcell hosted an open ribbon cutting ceremony that included current and former Texcell team members, as well as local clients and vendors to celebrate the inaugural opening, with certificates presented by Maryland's Department of Commerce and County Executive Fitzwater's office. Alysia Birkholz, Texcell – North America's Deputy CEO, led a toast that spoke to Texcell's ongoing mission to prioritize patient safety as embodied in the company's new slogan, "Protecting Tomorrow's Medicines, Today".

About Texcell

Texcell is a contract research organization that specializes in viral testing, viral clearance, bioassays, in vivo testing, and GMP cell banking, for R&D, GClP, GLP and GMP projects.

The Texcell group employs 140 people in France, in the United States, in Germany and in Asia (China and Japan) and counts customers worldwide. To sustain its continuous growth, Texcell will inaugurate in 2023 two new laboratories, in the United States and in China.

SOURCE - Texcell

CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Saama, a provider of AI- and ML-based solutions that accelerate clinical development and commercialization, announced today the launch of its unified platform of SaaS-based products to accompany its existing portfolio of customized solutions and services.

When using Saama’s advanced solutions, clinical trial sponsors and CROs reduce query identification and generation times by as much as 90% per query, realize up to 50% time savings for study data transformations, reduce time from data entry to analysis by more than 35%, and more.

The new Saama platform deploys its proven artificial intelligence (AI)- and machine learning (ML)-enhanced solutions to automate key clinical development processes and provide a holistic view of trial operations and patient progress in one location.

“Life science companies face significant headwinds in terms of the complexity and cost of conducting clinical research and bringing new treatments to market,” said Vivek Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, Saama. “Saama’s unified platform demonstrates to trial sponsors and CROs the power of automation to drive efficiencies as well as enable greater visibility into clinical data to deliver novel treatments to patients.”

Today’s clinical research and development environment is faced with many challenges, including the cost of developing novel treatments, pressure to bring a greater number of therapies to market faster, the increasing volume and velocity of patient data, and a shortage of talent to bring life-changing therapies to patients who need them.

By applying AI and advanced analytics to key clinical development processes, Saama’s platform eliminates manual, resource-intensive activities, allowing life science organizations to optimize productivity as well as gain deeper insights into patients’ behaviors and their real-time response to treatments.

AI models take years and millions of data points to train accurately. Saama has nearly a decade of AI research with 90+ models built for life sciences and trained on over 300 million data points. These models are embedded directly within the Saama platform, allowing for the fast and seamless deployment of new models within existing products as the platform continues to evolve and scale to meet the needs of customers.

“We have the ability to fundamentally change the way we run clinical trials – to be more efficient and to transform how we collect and analyze data,” said Lisa Moneymaker, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer, Saama. “By unifying our product suite into the Saama platform, we have the foundation to support clinical trials in a repeatable and scalable way. We will continue to build on this infrastructure to unleash new products that help to speed new treatments through the drug development process and into the hands of the patients that need them most.”

The Saama platform supports the full spectrum of clinical development with its portfolio of AI-enabled SaaS solutions comprised of:

  • Data Hub – the most robust solution available today that centralizes and standardizes clinical, operational, financial, and more data in a single location.
  • Operational Insights – provides a holistic view of trial operations, in real time, to all team members and seamlessly visualizes clinical, operational, and financial data, including EDC, CTMS, and eTMF data.
  • Patient Insights – centralizes and visualizes patient data in a single location – as well as applies AI to patient data in real time – allowing researchers to predict patient behavior, track progress, and even accelerate clinical signal discovery.
  • Source to Submission (S2S) – automates the complex SDTM transformation process with advanced AI/ML allowing sponsors to simplify and accelerate their regulatory submissions.
  • Smart Data Quality (SDQ) – automates data cleaning, review, and reconciliation processes for data managers, reducing query generation times by as much as 90% per query.


About Saama

Saama develops life science solutions that accelerate the delivery of therapies to patients. With innovative AI/ML technologies, Saama drives breakthrough intelligence into clinical and commercial operations. The Saama platform powered the clinical trial that led to the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine. Headquartered in Campbell, CA, with employees around the globe, Saama is committed to helping customers save and improve lives. Discover more at saama.com.

LE BOURGETFrance/PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Akasa Air today announced an order for four additional 737-8 jets at the Paris Air Show. Akasa Air, which launched operations in 2022 with its first 737-8, has rapidly grown its market share and fleet to 19 airplanes across 16 destinations to support the fast-growing market in India.

With the order of four additional aircraft, the Indian carrier's order book comprises 76 jets, which include 23 737-8s and 53 high-capacity 737-8-200 airplanes. 

"As the world's fastest growing airline, we are excited to add four more Boeing 737-8 airplanes into our fleet, taking our initial order of 72 aircraft up to 76 jets which will be delivered over the next four years. In addition to supporting our rapid domestic expansion, these airplanes allow us to take full advantage of the category leading 737-8 aircraft with its unparalleled range, as we prepare our foray into international routes," said Vinay Dube, Founder and CEO, Akasa Air. "The fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions of the 737-8 allows us to remain focused on sustainable operations, while also providing our environmentally conscious passengers with a more comfortable way to fly. Sustainability is at the core of our business, and we strive for more opportunities to reduce our impact to the environment."

The Indian carrier is operating 19 737-8s today with high-capacity 737-8-200 airplanes on order. As passenger traffic rises above pre-pandemic levels in India, the versatile 737-8 is supporting Akasa Air's growth strategy and domestic network and positions the airline for future regional expansion.

"This follow-on order by Akasa demonstrates the market-leading capabilities of the 737 MAX in the world's fastest-growing commercial aviation market," said Brad McMullen, Boeing senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing. "The efficiency and range of the 737-8 support Akasa Air's plan to expand domestic and regional networks."

The 737 MAX family provides Akasa Air with greater range and fuel efficiency, reducing fuel use and carbon emissions 20% compared to older-generation airplanes. In addition, the 737 MAX is a quieter airplane with a 50% smaller noise footprint.

Boeing customers have placed more than 1,000 orders and commitments for the company's new commercial airplanes since July 2022. This includes over 750 737 MAX airplanes, reflecting the value of the family's versatility and commonality.

As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing's diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company's core values of safety, quality and integrity. Join our team and find your purpose at boeing.com/careers.

Vivo has recently introduced the Y36 smartphone in India, thereby expanding its Y-series range in the country. 

The Vivo Y36 comes equipped with a Snapdragon 680 chipset, offering smooth performance. It boasts 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, providing ample space for your apps and files. Additionally, the device features an extended 8GB virtual RAM, further enhancing its multitasking capabilities. Running on FunTouch OS 13, based on Android 13, the smartphone offers a user-friendly interface and a seamless software experience.

The Vivo Y36 boasts a spacious 6.64-inch FHD+ display, offering vibrant visuals with its 90Hz refresh rate for smoother scrolling and improved responsiveness. To keep you powered throughout the day, the Y36 smartphone is equipped with a substantial 5,000mAh battery, and it even comes with a 44W charger included in the box for fast charging convenience.

In terms of camera capabilities, the Y36 showcases a 50MP primary lens accompanied by a 2MP bokeh sensor, enabling you to capture stunning photos with depth and clarity. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera, allowing you to take impressive self-portraits and enjoy video calls with clarity and detail.

Priced at ₹16,999, the device provides a compelling value proposition. It can be purchased from various channels, including Flipkart, Vivo's official e-store, and partner retail stores. The Y36 is offered in two attractive color options: Vibrant Gold and Meteor Black, allowing users to choose their preferred style.

New Delhi, Jun 20 (PTI) The Apollo Hospitals has expanded its dedicated robotic colorectal surgery programme across six cities, including Delhi, offering minimally invasive procedures with precision and accuracy, according to a release.

It said the robotic colorectal surgery programme has been expanded to Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai and Vishakhapatnam.

The statement said the use of this technology and technique, particularly for colorectal cancer surgery procedures, has led to significant changes by helping surgeons to have a very precise dissection in areas such as a narrow pelvis, which ultimately leads to a drop in readmission rates, having no signs of cancer post-surgery, reduced wound infection rates and fewer post-surgery complications compared to the global market.


DUBAI, UAE, PRNewswire/ -- Since the introduction of the Emirates app on HUAWEI AppGallery in early 2020, Emirates, a prominent player in the aviation sector, and Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), cutting-edge technology services, have joined forces to enhance travel experiences for HMS users. This collaboration has evolved and flourished, enabling them to provide outstanding user experiences to a wider global audience.

Now, with its seamless integration on the HUAWEI Watch 4, the Emirates app has reached new heights in enhancing the performance and user experience for travelers. In addition to providing easy access to booking and flight details, the app now enables users to utilize a QR code as their boarding pass. This innovative feature eliminates the need for passengers to use their phones while boarding, streamlining the travel process and ensuring a hassle-free experience.

William Hu, Managing Director of Huawei Consumer Business Group, Middle East and Africa Eco Development and Operation, said: "This integration of Emirates app on the HUAWEI Watch 4 represents another milestone in HMS journey to deliver exceptional travel experiences to our users, who can now effortlessly access vital flight information, manage their bookings, and stay connected on the go, all from their wrist. We are excited to bring this convenience and innovation to our users, further enhancing their travel experiences and demonstrating our commitment to providing unparalleled solutions in the digital age."

"Our collaboration with Huawei Mobile Services and integration with HUAWEI WATCH 4 Series showcases our shared commitment to delivering exceptional user experiences and simplifying travel processes for consumers," said Boutros Boutros, Divisional Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand at Emirates. "We are dedicated to leveraging cutting-edge technology to provide the best possible services to our passengers. By integrating our app seamlessly on Huawei's latest smartwatch, we aim to exceed the expectations of our tech-savvy customers."   

In the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) believes that collaboration with partners and developers will thrive within HMS' ecosystem, resulting in continuous innovation and improved convenience for users. This strategic partnership between Huawei and Emirates exemplifies this belief, as they continue to push boundaries and unlock new possibilities for the travel industry.

Visit HUAWEI AppGallery to download Emirates app and embark on an enhanced travel experience.

About Huawei Mobile Services (HMS)

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) is a part of Huawei Consumer Business Group, which aims to provide a complete, all-scenario mobile ecosystem to Huawei device users. HMS users can enjoy official services such as AppGallery, Mobile Cloud, Themes, Video, Petal Search, Petal Maps and more which come along with EMUI. HMS covers users in over 170 countries and regions, serving as an ultimate and premium smart living experience to benefit every user. As the era of a fully connected world has arrived, HMS continues evolving to provide an optimised mobile experience and fulfil the commitment to bring the world closer.

FRANKFURT, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vanpowers officially announced the European launch of its latest e-bike, UrbanGlide — a precision-built, high torque, smooth-powered bike with a 500-watt motor designed for metro commuters and capable of traveling 110 kilometers on a single charge.

The UrbanGlide-Ultra is now available for pre-order for the early-bird price of €2,599.

The connected, intelligent e-bike can be experienced for the first time in Europe in person at EUROBIKE in Frankfurt between June 21st through June 25th at Hall 8.0 H32.

“We created UrbanGlide specifically for commuters navigating the concrete jungle,” said Darik Duan, chief of research and development at Vanpowers. “This is their tool--and toy. Every component--from the hydraulic brakes, powerful motor, the suspension fork, the ultra-comfortable suspension seatpost and saddle, the long-range battery, etc—was carefully considered. We are proud to have created a safe, reliable, cutting-edge e-bike that city dwellers will prefer to their cars.”

The following are key details about the UrbanGlide:

  • Low cross frame and low step point are user-friendly, suitable for people of different ages and different body types
  • 500W motor and sensitive torque sensor deliver quick acceleration and make the ride easy and smooth
  • Battery charges to 90% in four hours
  • Suspension seatpost with pressure-relieving saddle for ultra rider comfort
  • Suspension front fork filters out vibrations and softens the impact of the road conditions
  • Adjustable handlebar with 0-90 degree adjustment angle
  • Lighting function for night riding
  • UrbanGlide’s app allows riders to plan their routes, as well as track their speed, distance traveled, and calories burned

About Vanpowers

Founded in 2021 and run by a group of creative and conscientious cycling enthusiasts, Vanpowers has set the standard high for e-bikes. In addition to UrbanGlide, Vanpowers sells four other e-bikes, which are sold worldwide. With supply chains and local warehouses across the US, UK and Europe, Vanpowers offers fast shipping with deliveries usually taking between 3 to 7 days. For more information, please visit www.vanpowers.com.

Internet giant Google will set up its global fintech operation centre at GIFT City in Gujarat, its CEO Sundar Pichai said on Friday after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

Pichai also said that his company continues to invest in India though its USD 10 billion (roughly Rs. 81,980 crore) India Digitisation Fund.

Modi is visiting the US from June 21 to June 24 at the invitation of President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. Besides Pichai, the prime minister at an interaction with top CEOs also met Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Apple CEO Tim Cook, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, and AMD CEO Lisa Su, among others "Today we are announcing the opening of our global fintech operations centre in GIFT City, Gujarat. It will cement India's fintech leadership, thanks to UPI, and Aadhaar. We are going to build on that foundation and take it globally," Pichai said.

PTI: Amazfit is excited to introduce the Amazfit Pop 3R, a smartwatch with a stunning 1.43" HD AMOLED display and an always-on feature. The classic round metallic design makes it a fashionable accessory for any occasion. The Amazfit Pop 3R also features Bluetooth calling and voice assistance, ensuring seamless connectivity and convenient hands-free communication.

With a remarkable 12-day battery life, users can enjoy uninterrupted usage and stay connected throughout their busy days. Stay tuned for the much-anticipated release of the Amazfit Pop 3R in India, as it promises to redefine the smartwatch experience with its impressive features and stylish design.

"We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Amazfit Pop 3R in India," exclaimed CP Khandelwal, CEO of PR Innovations, the official partner for Amazfit. "This remarkable smartwatch seamlessly combines cutting-edge features with a stylish design, making it a must-have accessory for individuals who appreciate the perfect blend of fashion and functionality."

CP Khandelwal, CEO of PR Innovations - the authorized partner for Amazfit in India, expressed enthusiasm as they introduced the Amazfit Pop 3R to the Indian market. "With its advanced features and sleek design, this smartwatch is set to become a must-have for individuals seeking the perfect blend of style and practicality."

The Amazfit Pop 3R is a stylish smartwatch that also prioritizes your health and well-being. It features 100+ sports modes, IP68 water resistance, 24HR heart rate monitoring, SpO2 and stress monitoring, music control, sleep quality monitoring, and Bluetooth voice assistance. With these features, you can stay active, healthy, and connected all day long.

To receive updates and be notified about the availability of the Amazfit Pop 3R in India, please visit the Flipkart on 


or on amazfit official website in.amazfit.com/products/amazfit-pop-3r.

The Amazfit Pop 3R is a stylish and versatile smartwatch that is sure to turn heads. It is available in two variants: a stainless-steel strap and a silicone strap with 2.5D Glass. Both variants offer a stunning appearance that will make you look your best.

The Amazfit Pop 3R (in.amazfit.com) also offers over 100+ sports modes to keep you active and motivated. Whether you are a runner, swimmer, or cyclist, the Amazfit Pop 3R has a mode for you. It is also IP68 water resistant, so you can wear it in the shower, pool, or even the ocean.

About Amazfit

Amazfit, a leading global smart wearable brand focused on health and fitness, is part of Zepp Health (NYSE: ZEPP), a health technology company. Offering a wide selection of smart watches and bands, Amazfit's brand essence is "Up Your Game", encouraging users to live their passions and express their active spirits freely. Amazfit is powered by Zepp Health’s proprietary health management platform that delivers cloud-based 24/7 actionable insights and guidance to help users attain their wellness goals. With outstanding craftsmanship, Amazfit smartwatches have won many design awards, including the iF Design Award and the Red Dot Design Award.

LIMA, Peru--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Peru is a country with outstanding natural landscapes, incredible history, incomparable gastronomy, and a rich cultural mix. All these elements make it an essential tourist destination. Today, it has an offering that goes even further, since it has also become an ideal destination for hosting large international events and meetings.

According to PROMPERÚ, Peru's economic growth, modernity, and first-class infrastructure, complementing all the elements that have always marked out the country and that make it unique, now ensure memorable meetings and business trips.

The attention to detail offered by Peru takes center stage and is a fundamental element of the enriching experience it provides. In addition, it highlights its special geographical location, facilitating connections to all the key destinations in America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

In recent years, the country’s strategy of developing the MICE segment or business tourism within the tourism sector has encouraged investment in hotels in the country’s main cities, especially by international chains.

Thus, Lima (the country's capital), Arequipa, Cusco, and Paracas (beach resort) are ideal cities that are fully equipped to host congresses, meetings, and incentive trips.

In this context, the Spanish Confederation of Travel Agencies (CEAV) has chosen the imperial city of Cusco as the location for its next board of directors meeting. This will take place on Tuesday, June 20, as part of a trip from June 15 to 21 to be carried out by 15 members of the CEAV board and two representatives of Iberia, thanks to an invitation from Peru’s Commission for Promotion of Export and Tourism (PROMPERÚ).

The visitors will meet with Peruvian business leaders with the aim of strengthening relations and business between both countries. Activities will include a tour of cultural attractions in Lima and Cusco, and showcasing of the robust offer in the MICE segment.

Other upcoming global meetings to be held in Peru include the 8th World Forum on Energy Regulation (WFER), the 12th Congress on Business in the Digital Age (NED 2023), the 15th International Gold, Silver & Copper Symposium, and the MinPro trade fair.

For more information, see: https://meetings.peru.travel/en

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