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Two Precision Oral Anticoagulants with Low Bleeding at International Stroke Conference

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Technology-based pharma company Verseon presented two lead candidates from its new class of precision oral anticoagulants (PROACs) at last week’s International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, HI. The new drug candidates, products of Verseon’s computationally driven drug discovery platform, could become the first anticoagulants suitable for long-term co-administration with antiplatelet drugs for patients with coronary artery disease.
Millions of patients worldwide could benefit from safe, long-term therapy combining an oral anticoagulant with one or more antiplatelet drugs (i.e. aspirin, PlavixTM) to prevent stroke or heart attack. With current anticoagulants, however, such combination treatment is generally limited to 12 months because of an increased risk of major bleeding. Verseon’s PROACs have demonstrated low bleeding and sparing of platelet function in preclinical testing, making them promising candidate for this large group of patients.In contrast to conventional pharma companies that typically rely on a single compound per drug program, Verseon’s drug development platform allows them to systematically generate multiple chemically distinct drug candidates for each disease area. As a result, the company is currently conducting a phase 1 trial on the lead PROAC VE-1902 and expects to also advance a second PROAC, VE-2851, into clinical trials.“Our drug discovery process is a confluence of physics, chemistry, biology, and high-performance computing that is needed to efficiently design new compounds out of reach by conventional methods,” said Adityo Prakash, CEO of Verseon. “The PROACs are excellent examples of how our approach brings multiple therapeutic candidates forward for addressing large, unmet medical needs.”Verseon’s computational platform is built on advanced physics-based modeling, novel optimization algorithms, and a proprietary chemistry knowledge base. These computational engines are integrated into highly efficient, purpose-built chemistry and biology laboratory workflows. This unique approach distinguishes Verseon from traditional modes of pharmaceutical development and allows them to identify on the computer novel small molecules that bind to the disease-causing target protein. In this way, the company synthesizes only the most promising compounds for laboratory evaluation and clinical trials.

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JPMorgan Chase Expanding Economic Opportunity for Black Americans

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JPMorgan Chase today announced Advancing Black Pathways (ABP) to build on the firm’s existing efforts helping black Americans achieve economic success. As part of this, the firm is expanding its Entrepreneurs of Color Fund model to Greater Washington, D.C., providing capital and business training to underserved minority entrepreneurs in the region.“Making the economy work for more people is not only a moral obligation – it is a business imperative,” said Jamie Dimon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Chase. “We are expanding our existing commitment to help create economic opportunity for more black families, businesses, employees, and communities.” Economic opportunity is out of reach for many black Americans, who lack access to resources that can help put them on a path to great careers, build wealth, grow a business, and participate in the benefits of a growing economy.“We know that when we bring the full power of our firm to our branches, customers and communities, we can make a significant positive impact,” said Thasunda Duckett, CEO of JPMorgan Chase’s Consumer Bank and the ABP executive sponsor. “I’m so proud to play a role in Advancing Black Pathways which will provide more opportunities for black Americans to build wealth.”

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Mobile Payment Is Now a Norm for Chinese Outbound Travelers

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Alipay, the world’s leading mobile payment and lifestyle platform, today reveals preliminary statistics on Chinese consumers’ mobile payment behavior during China’s week-long Lunar New Year celebrations that ended on February 10.The findings are drawn from the 40-plus markets where Alipay is accepted, providing a snapshot of the proliferation of mobile payment in China’s vibrant outbound tourism market.
Key findings during this year’s Lunar New Year holiday period reveal:Overseas consumption per capita through Alipay by outbound travelers from third-and-fourth-tier cities grew faster than that by those from the top-tier cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Middle-aged travelers, which are categorized into two groups – those who were born between 1960 – 1969 and then those born between 1970-1979, were the main driving force in outbound tourism and overseas consumption.Specifically, the number of Alipay users from the first group increased 230% year-on-year and total consumption by this age group increased 250% year-on-year. The growth rates were the highest among all age group categories.
The number of Alipay users in the second group also experienced an impressive increase of 190% year-on-year and total consumption by this group increased 232% year-on-year.

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Metis and Dublin Business School Partner to Deliver the College’s First Internationally Streamed Live Online Course

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Dublin Business School (DBS), Ireland’s largest independent college, has partnered with leading data science training provider Metis on the college’s first internationally delivered live online course, a machine learning module taught live in Dublin by Metis’s New York City data science experts.Part of Dublin Business School’s new Master of Science Degree in Data Analytics, the 12-week Machine Learning module was custom built by Metis data science experts to teach students how to use machine learning techniques and skillsets to achieve business goals.One of the first of its kind in Ireland, the master’s degree program is accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland, the national agency responsible for qualifications and quality assurance in higher education. Metis, which was launched in 2014 by Kaplan, Inc. in the United States, is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training, an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. All Metis bootcamp and corporate training programs are designed and taught by expert data science practitioners, and Metis alumni in the US have gone on to work at top companies including Instagram, IBM, Spotify, Tumblr, Facebook, BuzzFeed, Deloitte, Apple, Tinder, CapitalOne, Uber, and many more.“Dublin has become a top European headquarters for technology multinationals, so the demand for data science expertise in the city is accelerating,” said Dr. Deborah Berebichez, Chief Data Scientist at Metis. “As Metis expands internationally to cities where data science talent is needed, we’re not losing sight of what we do best: providing dynamic, engaging learning experiences taught by top practitioners in the field.” Students from all over the world are increasingly choosing to study in Dublin, which is also home to Europe’s fastest-growing tech worker population. Dublin is set to overtake London as the biggest European data center market in 2019. Officially launched in January 2019, the first Machine Learning module cohort of thirty students includes learners from India, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Turkey. International students who receive master’s degrees from DBS are eligible to live and work in Ireland for two years.Executive Dean of Dublin Business School, Andrew Conlan-Trant, said, “We’re really pleased to commence this very exciting collaboration with Metis. The experience for students is hugely enhanced by bringing the deep expertise of Metis into the DBS classroom, and live online delivery has a very positive impact on engagement in the class. This is a real example of the strength of Kaplan’s scale and breadth and the benefit it delivers to students.”

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ISDA 34th Annual General Meeting

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Hong Kong. Wednesday April 10 – Thursday April 11, 2019 Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
1 Harbour Road. The pre-conference members’ welcome reception is on Tuesday April 9 at 7:30PM. Join the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) at its 34th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Hong Kong from Tuesday April 9 until Thursday April 11.
he ISDA AGM is the premier event for derivatives professionals globally. Bringing together hundreds of senior industry executives and policy-makers over three days, the event combines top-quality content with unrivalled networking opportunities.
Since 1985, ISDA has worked to make the global derivatives markets safer and more efficient. Today, ISDA has over 900 member institutions from 69 countries. These members comprise a broad range of derivatives market participants, including corporations, investment managers, government and supranational entities, insurance companies, energy and commodities firms, and international and regional banks. In addition to market participants, members also include key components of the derivatives market infrastructure, such as exchanges, intermediaries, clearing houses and repositories, as well as law firms, accounting firms and other service providers. Information about ISDA and its activities is available on the Association’s website: http://www.isda.org. Follow us on Twitter @ISDA.

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KKR Completes Acquisition of Ramky Enviro Engineers

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Global investment firm KKR and Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited (“REEL” or the “Company”), a leading provider of environmental services and solutions in India and overseas, today announced the completion of their previously announced transaction. Under the terms of the transaction, KKR has acquired a 60% stake in REEL for approximately US$510 million via a combination of primary and secondary investments. In addition to investing in REEL from its KKR Asian Fund III, the investment is part of KKR’s Global Impact strategy, which is focused on identifying and investing behind businesses with positive social or environmental impact that measurably contribute solutions to one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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