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Pre-Clinical Evidence Demonstrates PBT434 as a Potential Treatment for MSA

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 7 ottobre 2018

Prana Biotechnology Ltd (ASX: PBT) (NASDAQ: PRAN) today announced further pre-clinical evidence for PBT434 will be presented in a poster at the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders® in Hong Kong on Sunday, October 7th, 2018 at 1:45pm.The poster is entitled ‘PBT434 prevents the accumulation of glial cell inclusions and insoluble alpha-synuclein in a mouse model of Multiple System Atrophy’. Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease and an important form of atypical Parkinsonism. The data demonstrate in the most widely accepted animal model of the disease that PBT434 prevents α-synuclein aggregation, preserves neurons, decreases the number of glial cell inclusions and slows motor dysfunction. Glial cell inclusions are the key pathological finding in MSA and contain abundant aggregated α-synuclein that is associated with neurodegeneration. Alpha-synuclein is of great interest to scientists and clinicians because aggregated forms of the protein are toxic and underlie the pathology of neurological diseases such as MSA and Parkinson’s disease.“We are excited to share these data with the movement disorder community because Multiple System Atrophy is a terrible disease and has no approved treatments. The data indicate that PBT434 targets the key pathology in MSA and has excellent potential to treat this devastating condition. Our Phase 1 study in healthy volunteers is ongoing and we look forward to bringing PBT434 to patient studies in the future”, said David Stamler, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Clinical Development.PBT434 is the first of a new generation of small molecules designed to inhibit the aggregation of α-synuclein and tau, vital intracellular proteins that are implicated in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and atypical Parkinsonism.

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Top European Scaleups Come to Silicon Valley

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 settembre 2015

san franciscoSAN FRANCISCO. They are the new potential EU Unicorns and they are going to Silicon Valley. Fifteen scaleups representing Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the UK have been selected to present at the SEC2SV European Innovation Day (EID) in Mountain View on September 21st. EID is the opening day of SEC2SV Week, Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley, Sept 21-25, a week of activities that brings together EU member state representatives under one EU flag to meet with Silicon Valley stakeholders.Cumulatively, the 15 scaleups represent approximately $60 million in revenue and 1,000 employees, and they range from SaaS/Paas to nanotechnology, e-commerce, digital advertising, online recruitment, IT software, maritime industries, advanced materials, online productivity and renewable energy.Each company will present their business at the European Innovation Day (#MTBEID) to an international audience of more than 500 attendees, and to showcase their product or service in a dedicated demo area of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.
From Sep 22-25 they will also be invited to the Scaleup Track. This includes roundtable discussions with established corporates, tables with industry experts, mentor sessions, and open small-group discussions focused on specific topics. Additionally, the scaleups will have the opportunity to meet Andreessen Horowitz, Tim Draper (DFJ), Google Ventures and other corporate VCs. They may also benefit from a direct dialogue with the SEC2SV delegation, including the EU Commissioner of Digital policy, President of Estonia, the CTO of UK, the UK Minister of Digital matters and other policy makers.
How the 15 scaleups were selected An open call was announced with the goal to build a high-quality and geographically diverse delegation of scaleups that meet the following criteria. They must: Have an average annualized growth in employees or turnover greater than 20% per annum over a three-year period (with more than 10 employees at the beginning of the observation period)
Want to expand to the U.S. market or already have a subsidiary here.
The selection was curated by Silicon Valley-based partner organizations, each focused on a different EU country or region (see for full list). The final selection was made by a group of investors composed of SEP Investors Forum members and U.S. investors.

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Fraunhofer researchers on SmartHome, Lifestyle and Industry 4.0: “Potential of activity recognition is far from being exhausted”

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 29 agosto 2015

smarthomeIt seems like a vision of the future, but it has already found a place in our everyday lives at home and at work. Acceleration sensors in smartphones, smartwatches and in clothes are making the unobtrusive recognition of physical activity possible. In sports, they help digital trainers correct exercises. Intelligent living environments recognize falls and call for help. A hand movement can dim the light, lower venetian blinds or turn on the TV.Such technologies are developed at Fraunhofer IGD. Technologies recognizing a person’s activity, thus allowing us to control applications and machines. For instance, they will measure your pulse, body movements or blood pressure. These data help physicians and therapists better evaluate the state of health and future development of a patient. At the workplace, an unhealthy body posture, excessive physical strain or dangerous noise levels can be detected. In the process, the Fraunhofer researchers attach great importance to the security of the collected data.According to Professor Bodo Urban of Fraunhofer IGD in Rostock, we can expect exciting developments in the industry in the years to come: “Activity recognition is taking man-machine interaction to the next level.” Machines and robots recognize human activities and respond to these. Production plans can be intuitively controlled by gestures via a smartwatch. For instance, lifting up your hands in the case of a malfunction will trigger the emergency switch. Machines will register where the operator is at which time and ensure that the required materials and tools will be available in the right place at the right time. “The potential of activity recognition is far from being exhausted”, says Urban. (Photo: smarthome)

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Supportive Government Policies Stimulate Electric Vehicle Market in Turkey, Finds Frost & Sullivan

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 settembre 2013

London, UK Turkey is set for the era of electric vehicles (EVs), as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) prepare for the launch of new EVs and the development of charging infrastructure gathers pace. EV market growth in the country is mainly driven by reduced special consumption taxes (SCT) for EVs as well as demand from global companies that are increasingly focusing on green policies.New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (, Strategic Analysis of the Electric Vehicle Market in Turkey – An Update, finds that approximately 190 EVs were sold in Turkey in 2012 and estimates this to reach 44,654 units in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate of 98.9 percent. Twelve OEMs are expected to launch their EV models in next five years. In terms of public charging stations, the country had 160 in 2012 and 120,000 more are expected to be installed by 2020.
Smart grid investments in the electricity distribution network will allow for easier integration of EVs to the grid and widen the potential for EV sales. Turkey also has separate tariff schemes for electricity usage during the day and night, thereby enabling the low-cost charging of EVs at night.Unfortunately, incentives limited to the reduction of SCT are not enough to create awareness and boost large-scale EV uptake. It will take a few years for customers to change their daily commuting habits and opt for EVs over traditional vehicles. Infrastructure expansion and operational changes are necessary, too.After 2015, the market in the country will boom as used fleet EVs are made available to private customers.If you are interested in more information on Frost & Sullivan’s latest report Strategic Analysis of the Electric Vehicle Market in Turkey – An Update, please send an e-mail to Katja Feick, Corporate Communications, at, with your full contact details.Strategic Analysis of the Electric Vehicle Market in Turkey – An Update (M998-18) is part of the Automotive & Transportation Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related research services include: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Europe, Strategic Analysis of Brazil Electric Vehicle Market, Strategic Outlook of the Electric Vehicle Market for 2013 and other Electric vehicle studies. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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Chart of the Week: DDGS Market Potential

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 25 febbraio 2012

Wet Distiller's Grain

Wet Distiller's Grain (Photo credit: agrilifetoday)

The chart to the right displays actual distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) imports for selected markets for calendar year 2011 against projections for DDGS imports by those markets in 2013. The third column shows the U.S. Grains Council’s internal calculations of the maximum potential demand for DDGS in those markets.While actual DDGS trade will depend on price relationships in coming years, this chart illustrates the assessment of the U.S. Grains Council’s international staff that export markets still have untapped growth potential.

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Potential Southeast Asian Sorghum Market philippines,

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 12 settembre 2010

Chicago Oct. 6-8, 2010 Hyatt Regency McCorkmick Place Hotel . Export Exchange 2010: An international trade conference focused around the export of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and coarse grains — co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council and the Renewable Fuels Association.  Thanks to over a year’s worth of legwork by the United Sorghum Checkoff Program and the U.S. Grains Council, U.S. grain sorghum may soon be making inroads into key markets in Southeast Asia.  The Council hosted animal nutritionists, feed manufacturers and other end-users from the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam for a week of educational seminars and farm and mill visits in the United States and Mexico. Alvaro Cordero, USGC manager of international operations, said that the industries in those countries have not used sorghum in rations in the past, but recent events have made them open to alternatives. In the Philippines, a high tariff on U.S. corn caused users to turn to Thai and Indian corn and Ukraine feed wheat, which are of lesser quality and uncertain availability.  U.S. sorghum, however, is subject to a lower tariff. Cordero said last spring, Ukraine wheat C & F Manila was $220/metric ton while landed U.S. sorghum was $245-250, “still a little more money than feed wheat but a lot better quality. Therefore sorghum as a quality feed for the local millers and the end-users was actually a good option.” Since then, Ukraine feed wheat has risen to $300 and sorghum, at $285-290, is now cheaper. “Because there’s a distortion,” he said, “the best way for them to go is to import high-quality sorghum out of the United States.”
Scheduled to speak at the Export Exchange 2010, an international conference focused around the export of U.S. DDGS and coarse grains, to be held Oct. 6-8, 2010, in Chicago, Bonilla plans to provide attendees an overview of the NAEGA No. 2 Free on Board (FOB) contract and explain the risk management features associated with it.
The U.S. Grains Council is pleased to announce Rebecca Bratter accepted the position of director of development. Bratter will aid the Council in developing strategies and managing programs to obtain market access and foster sales of U.S. grain and grain products in specific emerging international markets.

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