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Civilization Ventures Announces Portfolio Exit with Acquisition of Singular Bio by Invitae

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 24 giugno 2019

Singular Bio, Inc. (“Singular Bio”) is a privately held company developing single molecule detection technology to enable lower costs and expanded use of high-quality, cell-free DNA analysis, initially for application in non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS).
Invitae, Inc. is a medical genetics company whose mission is to bring comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people.
Civilization Ventures is a deep tech venture capital firm that has backed dozens of innovative private companies since its inception in 2017, including Singular Bio and Rocket Pharma (NASDAQ: RCKT)
Civilization Ventures is announcing its second portfolio exit in its third year of operations with the acquisition of Singular Bio, a private company developing novel technology for single molecule analysis of DNA, by Invitae, Inc. (NYSE: NVTA), a publicly traded company at the forefront of the genomics revolution.”We are excited to have supported Singular Bio and its visionary founders at a critical stage of their development as they pursued their mission to expand access to high-quality genetic testing through their breakthrough platform,” said Shahram Seyedin-Noor, founder and General Partner of Civilization Ventures. Singular Bio has developed a technology that provides single molecule analysis of a patient’s DNA, giving exquisite sensitivity for detecting many common conditions.“Shahram has been an invaluable partner and investor in our business,” said Dr. Hywel Jones, co-founder and CEO of Singular Bio. “I first met Shahram when he was founding CFO and head of Corporate Development at NextBio – which was acquired by Illumina – and he has been a key business partner ever since.”Civilization Ventures was founded in 2017 by serial entrepreneur Shahram Seyedin-Noor to invest in transformative technologies across healthcare and biology. Prior to forming the fund, Shahram was co-founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Business Officer of Rgenix, a clinical-stage cancer therapeutics company. Civilization VC has been listed by Silicon Valley Bank as one of the most prolific investors in diagnostics in its Trends in Healthcare Investments and Exits 2018 report.

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Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI: Gathering Storm Available February 14, 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 22 novembre 2018

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm will introduce an active planet where geology and climatology present unique new challenges. Players will build new Engineering Projects, manage their cities’ Power and Consumable Resources and work with other world leaders in the World Congress to deal with the challenges presented by the dynamic forces of nature. This new expansion also extends the Technology and Civics trees with a future era and adds nine new leaders from eight new civilizations, a new Diplomatic Victory condition, a variety of new units, districts, wonders, buildings and more.

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Un Alliance of Civilizations

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 8 ottobre 2010

Following the annual Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in Rio de Janeiro last May, the final Report has just been published, highlighting the major proceedings, final outcomes and achievements of the UNAOC network of partners. The Forum, which was the third of its kind, gathered over 2,000 political and corporate leaders, mayors, civil society activists, youth, journalists, foundations, international organizations and religious leaders in Rio de Janeiro, an emblematic city for diversity. The participants’ mission was to discuss joint actions to improve relations across cultures, combat prejudice and build the conditions for long-term peace.
The event was opened by Brazilian President Lula da Silva, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, UNAOC High Representative Jorge Sampaio. 2011 Forum host H.H. Sheika Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned of Qatar also addressed the Forum during the opening plenary.
“Stronger cooperation for intercultural dialogue, a wide engagement at grass roots-level, but also leadership at all levels, are all indispensable driving forces for change”, said H.E. President Jorge Sampaio.
As a whole, the forum boasted an impressive roster of attendees including: Argentinean President H.E. Ms. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner; Bolivian President H.E. Mr. Evo Morales; H.H. Mr. Saud Al Faisal, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Several prominent members of the international media community were also present, to include: Mr. Philippe Cayla, chairman and CEO of Euronews, and Mr. Riz Khan, news anchor for Al Jazeera. Private industry and foundations also weighed in on the discussions. Representatives from Vivendi, Deloitte-Touche, the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, the Global Marshall Fund, the Global Dialogue Foundation and many others took part in special discussion panels. A wide range of discussions took place, bringing together political leaders, corporate, civil society, media and youth representatives who had unique opportunities to develop new partnerships and initiatives. Ministers debated crucial aspects of the Alliance’s expanding role, including regional strategies and sustainability.  In addition, several major outcomes resulted from the Rio Forum. The winners of the Marketplace of Ideas, a program that showcases innovative and successful grassroots initiatives aimed at promoting mutual understanding among people and cultures, were highlighted during the forum.  The winners were chosen through a competitive application process and were invited to Rio to present their plans. A complete list of the winners is available in the forum report. Mid-way through the three-day event a special presentation was made highlighting the Dialogue Café, a non-profit initiative which uses state of the art video technology to enable face-to-face conversations between diverse groups of people from around the world. The Alliance also announced the launch of an online community on migration and integration entitled Integration: Building Inclusive Societies (IBIS). The focus of IBIS is to feature ideas and innovative projects from around the world in order to highlight successful ones and inspire all new projects. Youth were a key component in this event. More than 140 young people between the ages of 18 and 35 from around the globe attended the conference to participate in a Youth Walk and Youth Event. During that event, the young leaders developed an eight-point list of recommendations, detailed in the report, which they presented at the Forum’s closing ceremony. Youth organizations proved very active throughout the Forum. Eighteen organizations were recognized as recipients of Youth Solidarity Fund grants. The international program awards grants of up to $30,000 for organizations that advance intercultural and interfaith dialogue at the local, national, regional or international levels. This year’s recipients were invited to present their projects to the forum. A complete list of winners is available in the report.

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United States joins Alliance of Civilizations

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 17 Mag 2010

United Nations, New York – The United States government today announced it is joining the UN Alliance of Civilizations. It will be the 100th member country of the initiative. “I am pleased that the United States has announced its intention to join the Alliance of Civilizations,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “The US will bring unique capabilities to this initiative, not least the great diversity and innovative character of the American people.”  President Sampaio, High Representative for the UN Alliance of Civilizations, welcomed the decision. “The United States membership is a very significant opportunity to maintain the issue of cultural diversity high on the global agenda,” he said. The Alliance of Civilizations is a special project of the UN Secretary-General which seeks to counter the cultural and religious forces which can lead to extremism and polarization in society, and works to actively engage governments in support of civil society projects that help bring communities together. The Alliance has already developed a number of partnerships with US-based organizations, and the entry of the US government into the Alliance is expected to lead to greater participation by US-based academic and research institutions, NGOs, businesses, religious and media groups. “The goals and activities of the Alliance complement President Obama’s vision of active U.S. engagement with other nations and international organizations to advance American security interests and meet the global challenges of the 21st century,” said Philip Crowley, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs.

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