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The “Europe Neurostimulation Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 – 2024)”

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 20 agosto 2019

The major factors for the growth of the Europe neurostimulation market include the increase in geriatric population and rising prevalence of neurological disorders, rising demand for minimally invasive surgeries, and technological advancement.Among the age-related neurodegenerative disorders, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common, after Alzheimer’s disease. An estimated 10 million people are affected by this disease, globally. According to NHS UK, Parkinson’s disease is found affecting around 1 in 500 people, which means there are an estimated 127,000 people in the UK with the condition.Most people with Parkinson’s start to develop symptoms when they’re over 50, although around 1 in 20 people with the condition first experience symptoms when they’re under 40. Furthermore, neurostimulation devices also play a significant role in pain management.Recently in November 2018, Abbott announced the launch of the new DRG Invisible Trial System, which is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and received CE Mark in Europe.Thus, owing to the rising prevalence of neurological diseases and increasing technological advancements the market is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period.

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QIAGEN’s New QIAstat-Dx Gastrointestinal Panel Demonstrates Excellent Performance in Multicenter Clinical Study in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 agosto 2019

QIAGEN (NYSE: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced the publication of a multicenter clinical study demonstrating the accuracy of its QIAstat-Dx syndromic testing solution for diagnosing the causes of acute gastroenteritis. The QIAstat-Dx Gastrointestinal Panel delivered high performance compared to other, existing multiplex tests in this study which evaluated 385 patient samples at university hospital laboratories across Europe.The study showed the QIAstat-Dx Gastrointestinal Panel was highly sensitive (98.2% positive percent agreement, a measure of ability to detect pathogens) and specific (99.9% negative percent agreement, a measure of ability to identify true negative samples). Multiple pathogens were identified in nearly one-third of the patient samples that tested positive. Authors emphasized the system’s “ease of use” and that the system and assay yielded results in approximately one hour. The study also cited the ability of the QIAstat-Dx panel to provide cycle threshold (CT) values and amplification curves, quantitative indications of the amount of nucleic acids detected, as a unique advantage in interpreting diagnostic findings for gastrointestinal syndromes, which can be complicated by co-infections or false positives in testing. These are important capabilities which other currently widely used syndromic platforms do not offer.The article, “Multicenter evaluation of the new QIAstat Gastrointestinal Panel for the rapid syndromic testing of acute gastroenteritis,” has been accepted for publication by the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (EJCMID) and is available online. The study was conducted at Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre in Denmark and University Hospital of Bonn in Germany.
Introduced in Europe in early 2018 and the United States in mid-2019, the QIAstat-Dx system enables fast, cost-effective and easy-to-use syndromic testing with novel Sample to Insight solutions. The QIAstat-Dx Gastrointestinal Panel provides differential detection of more than 20 bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens implicated in gut infections. The panel is already available in Europe. The QIAstat-Dx Respiratory Panel, for detection of more than 20 common viral and bacterial infections in respiratory syndromes, is currently available in Europe and the United States.QIAGEN is developing a broad pipeline of planned assays for the QIAstat-Dx content menu, spanning infectious diseases, oncology, companion diagnostics and other disease areas.

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KCI Expands Surgical Incision Management Offering in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 17 agosto 2019

KCI, an Acelity Company, today announced the availability of two additional PREVENA™ Therapy offerings in Europe: the PREVENA DUO™ Incision Management System with PEEL & PLACE™ Dressing – 13cm and PREVENA PLUS PEEL & PLACE™ Incision Management System – 35cm. Both of the new introductions incorporate the proven clinical benefits of PREVENA™ Therapy, providing clinicians with solutions to meet the evolving needs of post-surgical incision management. PREVENA™ Therapy helps hold incision edges together and protects incisions from external infectious sources. The PREVENA DUO™ System is the first single use negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system designed specifically for the simultaneous management of two closed surgical incisions, configured to help reduce post-operative complications in bilateral procedures, such as vascular harvesting, breast reconstruction and orthopedic trauma surgeries.
PREVENA PLUS PEEL & PLACE™ System – 35cm is suitable for long incisions commonly used in revision surgery, while also providing higher exudate storage capacity. The PREVENA PLUS™ System offers the proven effectiveness of negative pressure wound therapy with improved versatility, portability, and flexibility.
Surgical site infections (SSIs) present a significant burden in Europe, with more than 500,000 cases in Europe each year.1 SSIs are associated with longer post-operative hospital stays, reduced patient quality of life, may necessitate additional surgical procedures, may require intensive care, and can result in higher morbidity and mortality.2 Infections, the most common surgical site complication, account for up to 20 percent of all of healthcare-associated infections and cost the NHS up to £700 million each year.3,4 Recently, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published a Medtech Innovation Briefing (MIB) on PREVENA™ Incision Management System. The MIB assesses the most recent published evidence on the technology and surmises that PREVENA™ Therapy can lead to significantly reduced incision site complications in comparison to standard care dressings. Clinical specialists invited to add comment in the report also agreed that using PREVENA™ Therapy would likely lead to cost savings as a result of the reduction in surgical site complications (SSCs) and a reduced need for dressing changes.

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Europe’s Second-Largest Medical Cannabis Market

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 11 luglio 2019

EMMAC Life Sciences Ltd, the European independent medical cannabis company, is pleased to announce that it has formed a 50/50 joint venture company, Fontana S.R.L. (“Fontana JVCo”), with Sergio Fontana, the founder and major shareholder of Farmalabor S.R.L. (“Farmalabor”), one of Italy’s most active licensed importers and distributors of medical cannabis. Fontana S.R.L. has already submitted applications for licenses to import, store, manufacture and distribute medical cannabis products in Italy, which is the second-largest medical cannabis market in Europe. Pending the grant of such licences, Fontana JVCo will work with Farmalabor as its exclusive partner to commercialise medical cannabis and wellness products as well as commence operations and sales in Italy.The partnership positions Fontana S.R.L. as Farmalabor’s dedicated cannabis partner. Fontana JVCo combines Farmalabor’s existing medical cannabis sales and operations, pharmacy network and expertise within Italy with EMMAC’s industry expertise and integrated supply chain for cultivation and manufacturing. The partnership agreement with Farmalabor will provide Fontana JVCo with sales services, including distribution to 12,000 pharmacies. It is expected Fontana JVCo has the potential to rapidly establish itself as the largest supplier of medical cannabis and wellness products in Italy.

 

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Sevan Multi-Site Solutions expands into UK and Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 5 luglio 2019

Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, LLC (Sevan), a leader in delivering innovative design, program management, construction services and data analytics services to organizations with multiple sites, proudly celebrates the opening of their new office in London, England, located just a block from the Hammersmith Tube Station.Sevan’s leaders have had plans for European expansion since day one. Eight years ago, the company started in Downers Grove, Illinois (USA) with seven ambitious leaders. Their motivation and drive immediately became the roots of a rapidly growing company. The leaders had a vision: to be the best in the world at delivering innovative design, program management and construction services to companies with multiple sites. The company now operates in all 50 US states, Canada, Europe and the UK.“Since we founded the company in 2011, we have always focused on our vision statement,” President and CEO Jim Evans said. “Expanding our company footprint into Europe is an important part of getting to be the best in the world and is another step in the right direction.”
Leaders have been visiting Europe to bring on new team members who are based in the new London headquarters. They’ve also been meeting with clients in several countries in preparation for Sevan’s first Europe-based projects.Sevan helps global brands roll out multi-site initiatives every day. One major client is McDonald’s, where they proudly remodeled more than 2,000 sites in 2018 including the iconic Rock-N-Roll McDonald’s at 600 N. Clark Street. Additional clients include 7-Eleven, BP, Chipotle, Kroger, Starbucks, Walgreens and many more.

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Inawisdom Expands Its Presence in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 21 giugno 2019

Inawisdom is delighted to announce the opening of its new offices in Rotterdam, Netherlands. This move represents the strategic expansion of the Inawisdom brand and the opportunity to accelerate growth in the AI/ML space across the Netherlands and Europe.
Inawisdom has experienced significant growth over the past two years and with this exciting success accelerating into 2019, the team has now grown to over 70 people. Inawisdom already delivers its market leading and innovative services to customers across the UK, Europe and the Middle East.“Together with the offices in Ipswich and London, the new office will enable us to further expand and strengthen our capabilities on an international scale. We are excited about the journey ahead, working with our customers to help them realise the value from their data for market differentiation. Our customers speed to value realisation is at the heart of our business.” Neil Miles, CEO. Inawisdom’s new office is in the iconic ‘Willemswerf’ office building which is renowned for its striking architecture designed by the Amsterdam architect Wim Quist. Located in Boompjes, there are spectacular views overlooking the Erasmus and Willems bridge.

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OurCrowd & NOAH Advisors Partner to Jointly Promote Startup Investments in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 6 giugno 2019

OurCrowd, a leading global investment platform and Israel’s most active venture investor, has announced a new strategic relationship with NOAH Advisors, a leading European corporate finance boutique and organizer of the NOAH Conferences. NOAH Advisors will support OurCrowd in expanding its European deal flow into top European startups, in countries such as Germany, Switzerland, and the UK. As part of the partnership, NOAH Advisors’ network of Family Offices, senior executives, tech investors, and startups will gain access to OurCrowd’s top investment opportunities. NOAH Advisors and selected clients will gain ‘VIP’ access to OurCrowd’s annual Global Investment Summit (February 11th – 13th, 2020) in Jerusalem.This partnership will launch at the NOAH Conference in Berlin (June 13th – 14th, 2019), which will feature selected OurCrowd portfolio companies, the principals of which will have the opportunity to showcase and expand business development relationships in Europe. OurCrowd Management will be speaking at NOAH Berlin, NOAH London (October 30th – 31st, 2019), and the newly announced NOAH Zurich (September 22nd – 23rd, 2020), which will be followed by the first Family Office Day (September 24th), co-hosted with the Family Office Circle (FOC). The Zurich conference is an invite-only event designed to connect international investors and Family Offices with Swiss startups and global success stories.
OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved said, “Europe is practically next door, with many Israeli startups choosing to focus on this market. We are excited to partner with NOAH in growing OurCrowd’s European activity both in terms of high-quality investors and impressive deal flow. There are amazing innovations being developed in Europe now, and now is the time to bring Israel and Europe closer, collaborating on new ideas and innovation finance.”
OAH Advisors founder and CEO Marco Rodzynek said, ”The partnership with OurCrowd allows NOAH to offer fantastic new investment products to our network. Family Offices and high net-worth individuals, who are increasingly interested in growth investments, get directly exposed to the best companies in Israel and globally. Moreover, OurCrowd opens up a new pool of capital to the best European growth companies.”

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Head of Financial Institutions, UK and Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 31 maggio 2019

Starr Insurance Companies today announced the appointment of Andrew Hopper as Head of Financial Institutions for the UK and Europe. Hopper joins Starr on June 3 and will be responsible for the strategy and profitable growth of the Financial Institutions division.
Prior to Starr, Hopper was a senior client executive within the FinPro Practice at Marsh in London.“Andrew brings more than 17 years of financial industry insurance experience on both the broker and carrier sides of the business,” said Liz Ilott, chief underwriting officer, Financial Lines, Starr Underwriting Agents Ltd (SUAL). “He’s developed smart risk management solutions for large financial institutions throughout his career, including banks, asset managers, and life insurance companies, with a solid track record of driving revenue growth for his employers. His leadership will help us to develop new channels and strengthen our client and partner relationships.”

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Europe’s Vision Guided Robotics Software Market to 2027

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 22 maggio 2019

The Europe vision guided robotics software market accounted for US$ 275.54 Mn in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.7% over the forecast period 2019-2027, to account for US$ 935.91 Mn in 2027.Factors including growing acceptance of vision guided robots are significantly and high potential of mass customization driving the vision guided robotics software market. However, lack of skilled operator in the developing countries across region is impeding the market growth. Mounting demand of technological proficiencies of 3D machine vision is opportunistic for the growth of the market.The major manufacturing companies in several countries across the globe are adopting smart technologies heavily with an objective to reduce day to day challenges. The consumer demands for customized robots are increasing for performing various monotonous work across the organization and can be upgraded easily with time as well as with changing requirement.
The personalized product has the potential to provide several benefits to producers as well as consumers that fits their needs accordingly. The constant enhancement of the product has empowered thousands of companies to invest lower costs as compared to a traditional mass producer.
Industries such as the automobile, aerospace, healthcare, logistics, transportation, and manufacturing among others are heavily integrating their workstations with robotic technologies. In recent years, various robotic companies developed vision-guided robots, which has changed the global automation scenario to a great extent as these robots have multiple benefits over conventional robots. Some of the benefits are these robots are capable of multi-tasking, and carries cameras that reduce the integration of sensor technology and are highly accurate and efficient among others.For instance, the automotive and general manufacturing industries are flourishing in Europe. The increasing demand for automation is aiding the growth of vision-guided robots. As per the International Federation of Robotics, in the year 2017, Germany had a workforce of approximately fifty-three thousand people and with a robot density of 309 robots per 10 thousand employees across industries.Several sectors in Europe are focusing on adopting robotics solutions with the aim of improving operational efficiency and increasing production. The significant adoption of robotic solutions is creating substantial market space for robotic solutions manufacturers in the region. This factor is facilitating the market growth in the current scenario, and the same trend is anticipated to propel the demand for vision-guided robots market in the coming years in Europe.These initiative provide various benefits to the Europe vision guided robotics software based companies located in the region thus, increasing the growth of vision guided robotics software markets. This initiative provides multiple benefits to the companies present in this region and thus increasing the growth of vision guided robotics software market in the region.On the basis of technology, the 2D vision guided robotic software segment is leading the vision guided robotics software market. However, the 3D vision guided robotic software segment are anticipated to grow at a highest CAGR. The manufacturers are integrating the fixed or static robots and mobile robots with multiple cameras and sensing technologies in order to optimize their performance while carrying out a desired task. These cameras and sensors help the robots to identify any objects from all 3 axes (X-axis, Y-axis and Z-axis), facilitating the robot to understand the object and task easily.The introduction of machine vision software into 3D vision guided technology robots is expected to increase the skills of the automated system during random bin picking, packaging heavy materials and assembling different parts of machineries among others. There are various advantages of 3D vision guided technology such as it provides richer data information which includes information related to object flatness, surface angle and volume; measurement stability; precision and repeatability; multi-sensor stitching, and precision robotic guidance.In addition, 3D vision guided technology assists the robots in handling boxes of various dimensions for palletizing, which is a major factor in warehouse industries. These factors are expected to drive the 3D vision guided technology in the coming years, and thus boosting the market growth for vision guided robotics software market in the future.Some of the players present in vision guided robotics software market are ABB Ltd., Fanuc Corporation, Robotic Vision Technologies, Inc., iRobot Corporation, MVTec Software GmbH, Pick-it N.V., Recognition Robotics Inc., Vision Nerf S.A., Nachi Robotic Systems, Inc., and KUKA Robot Group among others.

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Mark Gillespie Joins Clearwater to Lead Operations in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 14 maggio 2019

Clearwater Analytics® announced today that Mark Gillespie has joined the firm as Director of Europe Operations to lead the company’s continued operational expansion in Europe.Clearwater empowers investment professionals worldwide with collaborative client servicing paired with its leading SaaS solution for investment portfolio data management, reconciliation, accounting, and reporting services. Since its founding in 2004, the company has remained committed to two primary goals: delivering long-term client success, and building and growing an outstanding team of colleagues dedicated to this mission.
Mark comes to Clearwater with 24 years of experience in global financial institutions. Previously, Mark was Citibank’s Site Head and Operations Director for Fund Administration Services in Edinburgh. Prior to Citibank, Mark was an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan, for Fund Accounting Operations.“I am excited to join Clearwater as we find new ways to provide clients with a top-level solution, which includes excellent servicing,” said Mark. “I chose Clearwater for the personal approach they take to working with their clients. With the momentum achieved in the past couple of years, Clearwater has much potential in the European market and I look forward to being a part of that growth.”Extensive market knowledge, and a proven track record of supporting customers both large and small, make Mark a perfect fit for Clearwater, which is expanding its European operations to better service its expanding global clientele. In 2018, Clearwater added more than $540 billion in new assets to the platform from Europe alone. Clearwater presently serves more than 60 insurance, investment management, and corporate treasury clients across 13 countries in Europe.Mark will oversee the daily operations for Clearwater’s Europe-based development, client servicing, product, and other personnel. He will also continue to build the team in Edinburgh, which has grown considerably over the past 12 months and will have over 100 people by the end of this year. He will also add to the team of specialists based in Clearwater’s London office.

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Europe Day, Elena Bonora parla di “Europa querula et vulnerata”

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 6 maggio 2019

Parma Giovedì 9 maggio alle 17, al Palazzo del Governatore, in occasione della Festa per l’Europa (Europe Day), Elena Bonora, docente di Storia moderna all’Università di Parma e Coordinatrice dell’Unità di Storia del Dipartimento di Discipline Umanistiche, Sociali e delle Imprese Culturali – DUSIC, terrà la lectio magistralis “Europa querula et vulnerata”. Conflitti religiosi e coesistenza nell’Europa del Cinquecento, nell’ambito della rassegna Seminari di Europa organizzata dall’Università di Parma con il Comune di Parma e numerosi partner istituzionali.Interverranno all’incontro il Prefetto Giuseppe Forlani, il Pro Rettore alla Terza Missione dell’Università di Parma Fabrizio Storti, il Direttore del Dipartimento DUSIC Diego Saglia, il Direttore amministrativo della Fondazione Collegio Europeo di Parma Alfredo Alessandrini e Alessandro Pagliara, docente di Storia Romana all’Università di Parma e responsabile organizzativo dei Seminari di Europa.
Formatasi alle Università di Venezia e di Torino sotto la guida di Marino Berengo e Massimo Firpo, Elena Bonora si è prevalentemente occupata di storia politico-religiosa nella prima età moderna. Nel 2015-16 ha insegnato come professeur invité all’Università Paris IV-Sorbonne e, nel 2017, è stata nominata Directeur d’études associé alla Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme di Parigi. Ha tenuto numerose lezioni e conferenze in Europa e negli Stati Uniti. Tra le sue pubblicazioni, si segnalano Giudicare i vescovi. La definizione dei poteri nella Chiesa postridentina (Laterza, 2007), Roma 1564. La congiura contro il papa (Laterza, 2011) e Aspettando l’imperatore. Principi italiani tra il papa e Carlo V (Einaudi, 2014). Attualmente coordina, in qualità di Principal Investigator, il progetto PRIN 2019: Gli archivi segreti del nunzio: diplomazia papale e società multiconfessionale europea prima della Guerra dei Trent’anni.
L’incontro del 9 maggio fa parte del primo ciclo dei Seminari di Europa: una serie di appuntamenti pensati per riflettere sui temi dell’incontro tra culture e sul patrimonio culturale europeo come bene comune, sugli ideali, i principi e i valori che ne sono alla base, in un momento estremamente complesso della storia d’Europa.L’iniziativa è organizzata dall’Università di Parma (DUSIC – Unità di Storia e di Lingue, e Centro Universitario per la Cooperazione Internazionale – CUCI) con il Comune di Parma (Assessorato alla Cultura), ed è frutto della collaborazione con la Giunta Centrale per gli Studi Storici di Roma, l’Ufficio Scolastico provinciale di Parma e Piacenza, la Fondazione Collegio Europeo, la Scuola per l’Europa, il Liceo scientifico “Marconi” e il Polo Scolastico Agro-Industriale di Parma.Questo primo ciclo, intitolato “Costruire ponti e abbattere muri”: migrazioni, accoglienza e spirito europeo, è stato compreso tra le iniziative patrocinate dal Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali in occasione dell’Anno Europeo del Patrimonio Culturale.
I Seminari di Europa sono destinati non solo alla comunità accademica ma aperti alla cittadinanza, e in modo particolare agli alunni e ai docenti delle scuole del territorio. La partecipazione è valida per gli insegnanti (previa iscrizione sulla piattaforma ministeriale S.O.F.I.A.) a titolo di aggiornamento professionale.

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Shabbat Shalom Europe!

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 6 maggio 2019

The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest is expected to attract over 10,000 international tourists between the 14th and 18th of May, and for many, this will be their first visit to Israel. The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality In collaboration with Eatwith would like to offer the incoming tourists of all backgrounds the unique experience of an authentic Shabbat meal at the home of host families in Tel Aviv.
Shabbat dinners, held at sunset on Fridays, are a cultural staple of many Israeli families – secular and religious. Most local families gather together with family and friends on a weekly basis. The Shabbat Dinner project will match tourists of any religion and cultural background with local host families for a meaningful night around a Shabbat dinner table. Tourists from around the world will take part in a unique immersive experience and will enjoy a home cooked meal while learning about Jewish traditions that have been observed for centuries. This project aligns with the growing travel trend of experiential tourism, where tourists seek to be immersed in the local culture and are on the lookout for authentic experiences. Ron Huldai, The Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo: “We are working hard in order to make sure that the Eurovision Song Contest will be an unforgettable experience for everyone, including the local residents who wish to be a part of this major tourism boom. The Shabbat Dinners Project is one of the many ways to connect the thousands of tourists to Tel Aviv families and introduce them to the wonderful Jewish tradition of Shabbat in Israel. By the way, I already told Yael, my wife, to not make plans on the Friday before the Eurovision final, because we will be cooking!”

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The battle for Europe’s future

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 maggio 2019

Thierry Chopin, special advisor at the Jacques Delors Institute, Nicolò Fraccaroli, PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Nils Hernborg, Master student in International Economic Policy at Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, and Jean-François Jamet author of several books and articles on European integration and the Economic and Monetary Union, highlight the forces at work in this campaign for the European elections. This paper investigates the practical implications of the political dividing lines (cleavages) and expected outcomes ahead of the European Parliament elections of 23-26 May 2019. These dynamics will determine the political balance and direction of the new European Parliament and European Commission for the next five years.
For this purpose, we first provide novel projections of the composition of the future European Parliament, both with and without the UK, as the UK’s participation remains unclear at this stage in view of the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. We then compare these projections to the current composition of the European Parliament, showing that the future Parliament will likely be more fragmented, less pro-European, and contain a larger number of anti-establishment right-wing Members of the European Parliament.
The composition of the future European Parliament is however only partially informative of the balance of power that will underpin European politics in the next legislative term. Future coalitions and majorities needed to appoint the European Commission and vote legislation will in fact depend on the dominant ideological cleavages. We hence analyse the evolution of cleavages in the European Union from a historical and political science perspective and outline their potential political consequences. Notably, changes in the political landscape could lead majorities to be based on cleavages related to societal values on selected topics. The latter may end-up reviving the left-right divide on policy choices related to salient issues such as immigration, compared to differences of views on European integration which are expected to underpin majorities on EU constitutional issues such as the coalition necessary to appoint the next European Commission.

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Gillette Gaming Alliance Heads to Inaugural TwitchCon Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 14 aprile 2019

Gillette (NYSE: PG), the world’s leading expert in men’s grooming, today unveiled its plans for a one-of-a-kind fan experience at TwitchCon Europe, which will take place in Berlin from April 13-14, while further highlighting the Gillette Gaming Alliance (GGA), a team of 11 Twitch streamers from 11 countries, that was announced last month in partnership with Twitch.“We are really excited to be heading to TwitchCon Europe, the first event outside of the U.S., with our Gillette Gaming Alliance members – some of the best streamers from around the world,” said Jaweria Ali, Global Marketing Director at Gillette. “As a brand, we are committed to sparking and contributing to positive change through our ‘The Best Men Can Be’ efforts, and we are thrilled to bring this important initiative to the Twitch community while supporting our Alliance members and engaging with both esports and gaming fans alike.” The Gillette brand activation at TwitchCon Europe (located at #F35) will include two streaming stations for Gillette Gaming Alliance members and a shave station for grooming touch-ups where both GGA members and fans can get shaves with SkinGuard razors, the latest product innovation with new technology designed to address skin sensitivity and prevent irritation for men. The activation will also feature a curing station, a machine used as part of RZR MKR to finalize customization on razors, plus some demos of the Gillette Lab’s heated razor.Additionally, Gillette will be sampling razors to fans, with products such as Gillette Fusion Proglide with Flexball, which feature blades Made in Berlin. Gillette will host meet and greets with Gillette Gaming Alliance members, and gift them with a customized razor handle. Fans can stop by from 9am to 8pm to check out the fun offerings and receive free product samples.As an extension of Gillette’s “The Best Men Can Be” campaign, the brand will leverage the Gillette Gaming Alliance to raise funds for charities, in the interest of supporting organizations that help men achieve their personal “best.” Members of the Alliance that choose to participate will dedicate their livestream to select charities, and Gillette will match the funds raised by the steamers from their fans, with all proceeds going to the designated partners.

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China’s bold ambitions to lead in digital technologies – a challenge for Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 13 aprile 2019

Berlin. China’s efforts at home and abroad to become a global leader in digital technologies is a challenge for Europe. The ambitions of telecommunications giant Huawei to participate in building European 5G networks are just one example of many, say MERICS researchers Kristin Shi-Kupfer and Mareike Ohlberg, authors of a new MERICS study, “China’s digital rise. Challenges for Europe.” Shi-Kupfer, who heads the MERICS research area on politics, society, and media, and research associate Ohlberg show that China’s digital ambitions are state-driven. They examine the close connection within the IT sector between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the state, and private companies and show that China’s digital rise is not only spurred by economic interests but also by political goals to become a leading superpower in research and technology.
Civil-military integration in particular has been on the national agenda of state and party leader Xi Jinping since 2014. For example, China wants to take the lead in dual-use technologies and quantum cryptography, advance its cyber-warfare capabilities, and use Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a weapon. According to the MERICS study, China also wants to use its capabilities domestically to implement its vision of cyber domination and social control. This includes the Social Credit System, which the leadership wants to roll out nationwide in the coming years. For China, digitization is a means to achieve several goals at once: creating new engines of growth, achieving technological independence, social control, and international leadership in digital technologies.
China has invested disproportionately in technological innovation in recent years. For quantum cryptography research alone, China has provided at least an estimated USD 50 billion of funding, that’s ten times as much as the United States has made available. In AI, China filed around 30,000 patents last year, two and a half times more than the US. All these efforts are beginning to pay off: The People’s Republic is already considered the leading digital marketplace and home to a third of all startups with a market evaluation above USD one billion. Soon, the country could become the world leader in digital key technologies. At the same time, Beijing is changing the global technology landscape by pushing blockchain, the Internet of Things and 5G standards and by filling key positions in relevant international institutionHowever, China’s digitization strategy also faces setbacks: Risks to innovation are the increased control of the CCP over private companies and the inefficient allocation of capital. For the foreseeable future, China will remain dependent on foreign core technologies. Western industrialized countries are increasingly concerned about potential security risks, criticizing the lack of data protection and the lack of ethical standards in China. A push back against China’s digitization and technology may only just have begun, say Shi-Kupfer and Ohlberg. But how should Europe deal with these challenges? What consequences does China’s digital progress have for European politics, the economy and security? Shi-Kupfer and Ohlberg say that China could become a serious threat if the country continues its path of seeking technological autonomy, rather than reciprocity and cooperation. The risks for Europe are compounded by the fact that the EU has no coordinated ecosystem for digital innovation and does not speak with one voice on China. If Europe does not catch up on key digital technologies, it risks losing out, or worse getting crushed between China and the US, warn Ohlberg and Shi-Kupfer. European member states would therefore have to make the strengthening of the European digital market a priority, expand cybersecurity cooperation with allied third countries and make data protection and ethical standards prerequisites for cooperation with China. (by New MERICS study)

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Europe Powered Air Purifying Respirator

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 25 marzo 2019

Europe powered air purifying respirator market was valued at US$112.34 million in 2017 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.56% during the forecast period to reach a market size of US$146.84 million by 2023.Powered air purifying respirators are a type of personal protective equipment used for protection in areas with contaminated air. These devices use a powered blower to blow out contaminated air through a HEPA filter, removing the contaminated particles and supplying cleaner air to the user.The demand for PAPRs in the region will be driven by the rising manufacturing and construction activities across Europe. Moreover, stringent norms related to workplace health and safety will create ample opportunities for existing as well as new market players to boost their market share in the European region during the given time frame.
By facepiece type, Europe powered air purifying respirator is segmented as Full Facepiece, Half Mask Facepiece, and Others. Full facepiece holds the significant share owing to the growing concerns towards employee’s safety in hazardous activities coupled with the rising need for respiratory protection against the toxic environment. Half mask facepiece is widely used in the construction sector and is expected to grow at a significant rate as a result of increasing construction activities in the region.By industry vertical, the Europe powered air purifying respirator market is segmented as manufacturing, construction, mining, healthcare, oil and gas, and chemical. Strict regulations related to safety at workplace across industries is driving the powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) market growth.Geographically, the Europe Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) market is segmented as Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, and Others. Germany accounts for a substantial share in the market on account of large manufacturing industry and is projected to grow a significant rate. The United Kingdom will also witness substantial market growth during the forecast period.Major industry players profiled as part of the report are 3M, Bullard, Honeywell International, Inc., and MSA Safety Incorporated, among others.

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Europe Orthopedic Orthotics Market

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 6 marzo 2019

The Europe Orthopedic Orthotics Market is expected to witness market growth of 5.9% CAGR during the forecast period 2018-2024.Customized devices have the potential to deliver better results, as compared to pre-fabricated devices. The market for custom orthoses is rapidly growing due to changing customer preferences which is because of increasing disposable income, and growing awareness about medical services.Growing trend of physical fitness in baby boomers has led to more number of hospital visits for muscle pain and other skeletal muscular problems.Orthotics is a field dealing with design and construction of orthoses, an external support that modifies, controls or immobilizes movements. Orthoses assist in correcting muscle and joint by restricting and aligning bones. Orthopedic orthoses are generally prescribed in instances of deformity caused due to accidents, trauma, osteoarthritis, birth defects or sports injury.Orthoses could be prefabricated or customized to fit custom requirements. Orthoses devices are generally made of plastic or graphite, due to flexibility offered by these materials, and at the same time restricting abnormal movements.Neoprene is also popular in soft braces as it provides comfort and also has easy applications. Technological advances such as computer assisted design (CAD) and 3D printing have contributed to the growth of the personalized orthoses.The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market.

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Europe Endoscopy Devices Market

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 6 marzo 2019

The Europe Endoscopy Devices Market is expected to witness market growth of 5.8% CAGR during the forecast period 2018-2024. The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market.The endoscopy devices are routinely used in diagnosis and therapy of various diseases. Increase in geriatric population along with rise in disorders related to gastrointestinal tract is also prime reasons for endoscopy devices to find tremendous applications.Furthermore, the growth in awareness about endoscopy devices, preference for minimally invasive endoscopic procedures, lower postoperative complications, and a faster recovery period are few of the many reasons that make the utilization of endoscopy devices rewarding in the study period.

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“Europe Online Payment Methods 2019”

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 19 febbraio 2019

Credit or debit cards and PayPal were the top two payment methods accounting for nearly three-quarters of E-Commerce sales in Europe in 2018, according to recent data cited in the report. However, there was also a significant variance in online shoppers’ preference for payment methods by country. In the Netherlands, for example, online banking method iDEAL beat both digital wallets and cards in terms of usage in E-Commerce and in Poland, local fast transfer services such as PayU and Przelewy24 were in the lead.
Although Europe lags behind other global regions, such as Asia-Pacific, in terms of mobile payment adoption, the use of payments on smartphones, tablets and wearables is rising, as the report shows. Scandinavian nations and the UK are among the leaders of this trend, especially when it comes to making mobile payments in-store. Also, consumers in emerging economies across Europe show interest in mobile wallets. In Russia, the use of Google Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay by connected consumers is already in the double-digits.
Overall, surveys cited in the report indicate that digital buyers across Europe want online sellers to offer a variety of payment methods at the checkout. More than one in five online shoppers in France are more likely to visit an online store that supports alternative payment methods to credit cards. Additionally, three-quarters of UK buyers prefer E-Commerce websites with a range of payment options.At the same time, shoppers are wary of the safety of their payment details on the Internet. A double-digit share of online buyers in Spain value security over both the speed and comfort of the payment process, and more than 50% of shoppers in Sweden try to avoid entering card details on E-Commerce sites.

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The “Biofabrication & Biomanufacturing Europe 2019”

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 16 febbraio 2019

Biofabrication and Biomanufacturing Europe 2019 brings together researchers from across various disciplines who are involved in the fabrication of functional, engineered tissue constructs.This field is of great interest for generating in vitro physiological and disease models, for target identification and drug screening, and as potential organ replacements amongst other applications.A multitude of fabrication approaches to generate tissue engineered constructs exist including photopolymerization, 3D-printing, stereolithography, multiphoton lithography as well as self-assembly approaches. While much progress has been made in generating functional tissues using both synthetic and natural materials, increasing throughput and tissue volume has been challenging.This conference will focus on advanced techniques and approaches being used for biofabrication with a focus on potentially scalable technologies that will allow higher throughput manufacturing of functional tissues.In addition to scientific presentations, this conference features exhibits with companies showcasing their technologies and product offerings into this field.

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