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AmerisourceBergen Announces Long-Term Strategic Relationship with OneOncology

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AmerisourceBergen, a global healthcare solutions leader, today announced that it has entered a long-term strategic relationship with OneOncology, the national partnership of community oncologists driving the future of cancer care in the U.S. OneOncology has selected ION Solutions and Oncology Supply to provide a suite of services and solutions to community oncology practices across the nation. ION Solutions has been selected for GPO contracting and Oncology Supply for the distribution of chemotherapy and supportive care products to OneOncology members.OneOncology partners with the nation’s top community oncology practices and their physicians to support delivery of comprehensive cancer care to patients, close to home. Since its public launch in September 2018, the organization is now comprised of four large practices across the U.S., representing nearly 250 physicians practicing at more than 70 sites of care.
OneOncology partners will have dedicated account teams that act as an extension of the practice and actively consult on inventory and creating operational efficiencies. OneOncology members will have access to Oncology Supply’s robust inventory of specialty and full-line oral, infusible and injectable products. AmerisourceBergen will provide OneOncology practices with tools and resources, practice management technologies, analytics and reports for better insight and education, and consultants, business coaches, and advisors who will assist with maximizing operating efficiencies.
To support the shift to value-based care, ION Solutions’ network members can leverage technology, analytics and informatics solutions to drive higher-quality and lower-cost care in every community. Tools like InfoDive®, a web-based business intelligence solution, allows practices to quickly and easily analyze internal and comparative data in the areas of coding, productivity, marketing, revenue collection and more. ION is supporting the standardization of treatment protocols. For example, network members have full access to a centralized library of precision medicine testing recommendations and resources through the Precision Medicine Center.Through the power of the ION GPO and AmerisourceBergen’s relationships with pharmaceutical manufacturers, members have access to the newest therapies entering the market. ION also advocates for community practices and their access to new research opportunities. Through solutions like AdvanceIQ®, ION Solutions can help match independent community oncology practices with national clinical trials and research opportunities.OneOncology partners will also have access to ION’s ongoing educational conference series. ION hosts nine annual conferences for its members; these events are designed to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and networking and strengthen the community of independent oncologists. Each conference features expert speakers, clinical reviews and best practices for business operations.

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World-Class Research Center Opens in Palo Alto

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NTT Research, Inc. (“NTT Research”), a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (TYO:9432, “NTT”), today announced it has commenced operations as a global effort that will be directed by world-class scientists in Palo Alto, CA. The three areas of initial focus will be quantum computing; cryptography and information security; and medical and health informatics. A grand opening ceremony, hosted by NTT President and CEO Jun Sawada, will take place today Monday, July 8, at Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park.
NTT Fellow Tatsuaki Okamoto to be appointed director of NTT CIS Laboratories, Cryptography & Information Security. Dr. Okamoto is an internationally acclaimed cryptography scientist, recognized for his work in third-generation cryptosystems and the promotion of a trustworthy digital society. He has also held positions at NTT Yokosuka Electrical Communication Labs, the University of Tokyo, the University of Waterloo (Canada), AT&T Bell Labs, Tsukuba University and Kyoto University.
Professor Hitonobu Tomoike to be appointed director of NTT MEI Laboratories, Medical Health Informatics. Professor Tomoike conducts research into precision medicine, based on bio-sensors and analytics. He is an Advisor to and former Director of the Sakakibara Heart Institute and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. He has also held positions at UCSD, Kyushu University, Yamagata University, and the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (Osaka).
In addition to hiring outstanding researchers in each of these fields, NTT Research will foster collaborations with top research institutions, engage in joint research projects, and host visiting scholars and post-doctoral fellows. Among its first Distinguished Scientists is cryptographer Brent Waters, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and recipient of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Computer and Communications Security (CCS) Test-of-Time and Grace Hopper Awards. The center opens today with a team of 15 researchers, a number which is expected to grow to 50 over the next few years.
The formal launch of NTT Research will occur at a grand opening ceremony today, July 8, from 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. PDT, at Rosewood Sand Hill, a hotel and retreat in Menlo Park. Mr. Sawada will host the event, which will include a media briefing, opening reception, keynotes by NTT Research scientists, exhibits, and a performance by the internationally renowned violinist Ryu Goto (Physics B.A., Harvard).
The longer-term plans for NTT Research include expansion. After launching and staffing up in Silicon Valley, home to the largest number of papers submitted in the fields of quantum computing, cryptography and medical informatics, NTT Research expects to open additional offices in Boston, Munich, Israel and London. Through these global laboratories, NTT will build a world-class network of scientists engaged in fundamental and high-impact research.

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Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Participate in Roth RNA Revolution Conference

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Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that Bruce Given, M.D., Arrowhead’s chief operating officer and head of R&D, and Vincent Anzalone, CFA, Arrowhead’s vice president of investor relations, will participate in panel discussions at the Roth RNA Revolution Conference on July 17, 2019.Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals develops medicines that treat intractable diseases by silencing the genes that cause them. Using a broad portfolio of RNA chemistries and efficient modes of delivery, Arrowhead therapies trigger the RNA interference mechanism to induce rapid, deep, and durable knockdown of target genes. RNA interference, or RNAi, is a mechanism present in living cells that inhibits the expression of a specific gene, thereby affecting the production of a specific protein. Arrowhead’s RNAi-based therapeutics leverage this natural pathway of gene silencing.

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Questback Transforms to Lead the Experience Revolution

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Questback, the global leader in enterprise experience management solutions, has restructured their product management function to better serve and adapt to customer needs by prioritizing product innovation.The product management team, formerly housed in research and development under the Chief Technology Officer, will now report directly into Questback CEO Frank Møllerop. This transformation allows product management to work closely with clients to anticipate and react to needs, while gaining greater business foresight into the market to quickly launch new products and services.“This is a fascinating time for Questback and the industry at large,” said Nicola Matson, senior vice president of product at Questback. “One of the things I love about our company is that we never stand still, we are continually striving to transform our organization into one that is laser-focused on the customer. By elevating the product management function, we can make the right product decisions for our customers and the market faster than ever before.” “Our customers are at the core of everything we do,” said Frank Møllerop, CEO of Questback. “By giving our product function the autonomy, agility, and creativity to make the right product decisions on behalf of our organization, we will continue to deliver best-in-market experience management solutions to our customers across the globe, in industries ranging from banks to healthcare to manufacturing and more.”

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DxPx builds first international Diagnostics Partnering Conference together with MEDICA

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DxPx Conference, the first international partnering conference for the Diagnostics and Research Tool Industry, has a new strong partner: MEDICA, Duesseldorf, organized by Messe Düsseldorf Group. The international fair company not only organizes the world’s largest medical tradeshow MEDICA but another 13 healthcare events under the international MEDICAlliance brand, and will now also support DxPx, organized by SilverSky LifeScience, to make Duesseldorf a leading business location for diagnostics and research applications. “The MEDICA/DxPx cooperation strengthens the Duesseldorf event venue and creates added business value for our clients”, says Christian Grosser, Deputy Director Global Portfolio Health & Medical Technologies of Messe Düsseldorf. “Every year, on the first day of the MEDICA, exhibitors and visitors with a special interest in diagnostics can now initiate partnering talks in the framework of DxPx Conference to continue their business negotiations on the fairgrounds on the following MEDICA trade days and gather new exhibitor innovation information.””With DxPx we address established companies, start-ups and investors”, says Dr. Mirko Stange, DxPx initiator. “Our partnership with MEDICA also makes DxPx very interesting for participants from Asia and the U.S.” Partnership with MEDICA adds more convenience and efficiency. All DxPx participants automatically receive a free MEDICA ticket. Other DxPx Conference sponsors, besides MEDICA, are Roche Diagnostics, Sonic Healthcare’s Bioscientia, business intelligence specialist Research Analytica, Pillar Biosciences, Medicover, and the leading European Hightech Start-up Investor Fund. Talks with additional renowned sponsors are ongoing.

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Kraig Biocraft Laboratories to Host Annual Shareholder Meeting

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Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (OTCQB: KBLB) (“Company”), the leading developer of spider silk based fibers, announces today that the Company will be holding its 2019 annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, July 24, at 10 a.m. EDT, at the East Lansing Marriott at University place, located at 300 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823. The proxy statement containing the meeting details is expected to be mailed no later than July 13 to shareholders of record as of June 12, 2019.The shareholder meeting is an important step in positioning the Company to advance its business model, including the growth of its spider silk manufacturing operations.Shareholders of record of Kraig Labs common stock and preferred stock, at the close of business on June 12, 2019, are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the meeting.To view the most recent news from Kraig Labs and/or to sign up for Company alerts, please go to http://www.KraigLabs.com/news. More information on the shareholder meeting will be posted on the Company’s website in the next few days.

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Buyers Edge Platform Announces Significant Growth Investment from Bregal Sagemount

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Buyers Edge Platform, the leading provider of procurement software, group purchasing, and data analytics to the food service industry, today announced a significant investment from Bregal Sagemount, a New York-based growth capital fund. Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group and AB Private Credit Investors provided debt financing. The transaction will enable the Company to pursue accretive mergers and acquisitions, invest in strategic growth initiatives, and make further platform innovations. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Buyers Edge Platform represents a network of companies and 50,000 operator locations. The Company extends its software and data solutions, partnerships and contracts to its members, empowering them to improve their client service offerings by leveraging the Platform’s over $7.5 Billion in annual spend. As a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), Buyers Edge Platform provides its members discounted prices and rebates through its procurement network and price-driven contracts that are delivered via its growing portfolio of companies, including Dining Alliance, Consolidated Concepts, Buyers Edge Purchasing, Axis Purchasing, Sundell and Associates, RP Procurement, FoodBAM, Source1 Purchasing, Fresh Concepts and other member GPOs and consulting companies.Buyers Edge Platform Chief Executive Officer, John Davie commented, “When I founded Dining Alliance in 1998, I knew that growth was paramount for success. We started by targeting the independent restaurant market and have now created and acquired brands that reach thousands of multi-unit concepts, casinos, hotels and lodging properties, entertainment venues, higher education institutions, and other food service operators. This new partnership with Bregal Sagemount affords us the capital and guidance to bring new partners and companies onto the Buyers Edge Platform and continue our exponential growth trajectory.”

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PhoreMost and inStem Enter Structural Biology Alliance

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PhoreMost, the UK-based biopharmaceutical company dedicated to drugging ‘undruggable’ disease targets, today announced it has entered into a structural biology focussed collaboration with the Centre for Chemical Biology and Therapeutics (CCBT), Bangalore, India. CCBT at the Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) is funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India,. The aim of the collaboration is the structural visualisation of novel druggable sites across multiple targets, to rapidly advance new therapies.PhoreMost’s next-generation phenotypic screening platform SITESEEKER® probes the entire proteome in a live cell environment for novel druggable targets, enabling the systematic unmasking of cryptic druggable sites. PhoreMost has built a pipeline of novel targets and early drug discovery programmes using this platform, and the new collaboration will draw on CCBT’s structural and chemical biology expertise to progress selected targets within PhoreMost’s discovery portfolio.CCBT is a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary effort, which was formed to pioneer innovative approaches to create chemical tools that modulate novel classes of targets. The Centre integrates biochemistry, genetics and cell biology with structural biology, computational chemistry and synthetic chemistry.

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Natixis Assurances Deploys Guidewire InsurancePlatform to Support Strategic Development

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Natixis Assurances (Natixis), the insurance arm of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France, and Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), provider of the industry platform general insurers rely upon, today announced that Natixis has successfully deployed Guidewire InsurancePlatform™ Core and Digital products for claims management and enhanced customer experience. Implementation is planned on a phased basis, with motor, motorcycle, home, as well as accident and health lines of business deployed already. Natixis is happy to reveal that they have obtained certification from the French electronic data interchange platform; one of the fastest certifications awarded by DARVA to date.Guidewire InsurancePlatform products are enabling Natixis to:
Optimise their operational model in terms of management, organization, and employee skills;
Differentiate products and services through an excellent, fluid, and intuitive customer experience;
Ensure better control of average costs regarding service provider networks; and
Optimise recourse strategies and claims fraud detection.
“Through our implementation of Guidewire ClaimCenter™ and its rich functionality, we are now seeing levels of automation that secure our operations and simplify life for our employees,” commented Françoise Terry, Claims Program Manager, Natixis Assurances. “What have we learnt from our experience to date? The importance of a clear goal that everyone understands, the value of clear governance, budget and timeframe, the need for a team focused 100% on the project, and the significance of an OOTB (Out of the Box) approach.”
Julie.bouttier@assurances.natixis.com, caroline.beaujean@shan.fr,

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ACI Worldwide Powers Digital Innovation and Financial Inclusion for Egyptian Banks Company

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ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced that Egyptian Banks Company (EBC) has completed its transition to the latest version of ACI’s UP Retail Payments solution. EBC, the central domestic infrastructure provider for payments in Egypt and an ACI customer for more than 20 years, has committed to extending its licensing agreement to continue a long-standing and successful collaboration in one Africa’s most innovative markets.
EBC, which connects 38 member banks, has ambitious growth plans and seeks to increase financial inclusion in Egypt by leveraging digital innovation. ACI’s UP Retail Payments solution, featuring UP BASE24-eps, provides EBC with a next-generation payments engine that serves as a foundation for the development of new payments services, including the launch of Egypt’s national payment scheme.ACI’s UP Retail Payments solution enables institutions to acquire, authenticate and authorize, route and protect card and digital payments from multiple channels. ACI’s Universal Payments solutions are relied upon by 18 of the world’s top 20 banks and the company has customer in more than 80 countries. Universal Payments bridges the features and functionalities of financial institutions’ current systems with next-generation technologies, ensuring they can continue business as usual while adding new services and innovating in a protected environment.

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