Dante Labs to Participate in the Piper Sandler 33rd Annual Virtual Healthcare Conference

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dante Labs, a global leader in genomics and precision medicine, is pleased to announce its participation in the Piper Sandler 33rd Annual Virtual Healthcare Conference. From November 22 to December 2, presentations will be available for registered attendees via the Piper Sandler conference site.

Dante Labs will be participating in 1×1 meetings on Monday, November 29, 2021. Meetings can be requested exclusively via Piper Sandler.

About Dante Labs

Dante Labs is a global genomic data company building and commercializing a new class of transformative health and longevity applications based on whole genome sequencing and AI. Our assets include one of the largest private genome databases with research consent, a proprietary software platform designed to unleash the power of genomic data at scale and proprietary processes which enable an industrial approach to genomic sequencing.


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now.gg launches cloud payments with 95% developer cut, and NFT-based monetization for mobile games

CAMPBELL, Calif., Nov. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — now.gg, the mobile cloud company, today introduced a first–of–its kind cloud payments and NFT–based monetization model for mobile games on the cloud and Apple and Google app stores. Together, they will significantly increase revenue for mobile game developers.

Cloud top–up payments give game developers 95% of the cut from in–app purchases, increasing their current margin by 25 basis points from presently paying users. NFT–based monetization, via an NFT marketplace, NFT gift cards and NFT game fan art, creates opportunities for new revenue for game developers from currently non paying users.

"The two biggest trends impacting game developers are rising customer acquisition costs, triggered by IDFA, and the boom in NFT trading volume," said Rosen Sharma, CEO, now.gg. "For example, NFT trading volume crosses $4 billion a month, which annualized, is about half of the global mobile market. That kind of traction is mind–blowing and just shows how much money is left on the table for developers, who deserve a new model. The mobile cloud greatly boosts developer margins and presents new NFT based monetization channels. We believe this will become a much larger monetization opportunity than the current in–app and app store models. This kind of developer margin and user freedom is transformative – this is the true future of gaming."

now.gg cloud payments was developed in response to the surge of international mobile gaming popularity, low–margin app store policies, and the explosion of NFT trading. Although the mobile gaming market is projected to be $29.1 billion in 2022, only 5% of mobile gamers today make in–app purchases, which leaves a lot of money on the table for developers. Cloud top–up payments significantly increase the margin from these paying users. Once game developers integrate now.gg cloud payments, gamers go to the game developer website to make a top–up payment, using real money or crypto currencies like BTC, TC, ETH, DOGE. The NFT marketplace targets the currently 95% non paying users, unlocking an entirely new revenue stream for game developers. The marketplace enables users to buy, trade, and keep digital collectibles. This combination of higher margins and new revenue sources is not possible with current app store policies, shifts the opportunity back to developers, and adds more value for the gamer.

now.gg was founded to empower the developer and offer gamers an entirely new mobile gaming experience. now.gg's mobile cloud dramatically changes the reach, potential, and business model for game developers by enabling developers to create, share, and monetize their games on the cloud, versus in apps.

now.gg is on track to have over a billion minutes of games played on its platform within the year and with the addition of cloud payments, developers can significantly increase their opportunity while offering gamers new and unique ways to buy and trade NFTs.

"The profile of a mobile gamer is going through a generational transformation – who plays mobile games, where they play, and how they play is constantly changing," said Bai Xue, producer at Perfect World. "now.gg cloud payments not only offer a new source of revenue for developers, but also introduce more meaningful ways to engage non–paying customers. We pride ourselves on offering a unique and valuable experience to our customers and with now.gg cloud payments, everyone stands to win."

now.gg cloud payments are available now. For more information, please visit: https://now.gg/payments.html

About now.gg
now.gg is the mobile cloud company changing the gaming experience for game developers and consumers. With the first global mobile platform–as–a–service for game developers, now.gg enables gaming communities to play games on any device or OS, share games instantly on their social channels and pay in–game through payment channels they already have. No longer constrained by geography, device or attribution, now.gg opens the world of consumers to game developers and unlocks entirely new revenue streams.

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Takeda’s Area Offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Certified Sustainable and Inaugurated

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Recognizing that climate change poses a risk to human health, including the spread of infectious diseases, Takeda has made environmental efforts and its commitment to carbon neutrality a priority. To date, Takeda has met and exceeded its previously established 2020 environmental goals ahead of schedule, including reducing its CO2"emissions by 33.7% compared to 2005 levels. To deliver on the company's commitment to protect the planet, Takeda aims to achieve carbon zero in its own operations and carbon neutrality across its remaining value chain by 2040.

The ceremony and office tour, along with celebrations of the team's return–to–the office as part of a hybrid working model, was attended by dignitaries including H.E. Dr. Amin Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Regulations Sector at Ministry of Health and Prevention; Dr. Ali Al Sayed, Director, Pharmaceutical Services Department, at the Dubai Health Authority; H.E. Akihiko Nakajima, Japanese Ambassador to the U.A.E. and H.E. Helal Al Marri, Director General of Dubai's Department of Economy and Tourism.

Ricardo Marek, President of the Growth and Emerging Markets Business Unit (“GEM BU”), a senior member of the global Takeda Executive Team based out of Singapore, along with Mahender Nayak, Senior Vice President, and ICMEA Area Head, were also in attendance to formally inaugurate the milestone and provide a private tour to the distinguished guests.

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*Takeda's ICMEA region includes India, Ukraine, C.I.S., Middle East, Turkey, and Africa and covers more than 35 countries. In 2021, the company celebrates its 240th anniversary since its inception in Doshomachi, the medicine district of Osaka, Japan.

**LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building rating program. It operates under the umbrella of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non–profit coalition of building industry leaders. The goal of the rating system is to encourage and reward sustainable design across several metrics""sustainable site choice, energy savings, water efficiency, reduction of CO2 emissions, and indoor environmental quality, among others""all while improving company profitability and employee well–being. The LEED rating program is a four–tiered credit–based system that awards points based on compliance with different aspects of sustainability. A basic LEED certification is awarded if a building amasses between 40 and 49. LEED Silver and Gold certifications are 50–59 and 60–79 points respectively. The highest LEED certification is LEED Platinum, awarded to buildings that attain 80 or more points.


About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE: T.A.K.) is a global, values–based, R&D–driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to patients by translating science into highly–innovative medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Diseases, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (G.I.). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma–Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people's lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality–diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries. For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com.

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Hitachi Energy launches IdentiQTM digital twin for sustainable, flexible and secure power grids

Zurich, Switzerland, Nov. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zurich, Switzerland, 16 November, 2021 "" Further to its press release on October 13, 2021, announcing its evolution to Hitachi Energy, the global technology and market leader in power grids today launched IdentiQ, its digital twin1 solutions for high–voltage direct current (HVDC) and power quality solutions. IdentiQ2 will help to advance the world's energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure, accelerating the transition towards a carbon–neutral future.

IdentiQ is the digital twin of a HVDC converter station, STATCOM or other power quality solution. It provides all the relevant asset information, analytics and operational data in an intuitive and easy–to–navigate dashboard, which users can customize to match their needs. IdentiQ includes 3D interactive visualization of the complete asset, combined with one–click access to all the associated plant and equipment information, including engineering documentation, operational and maintenance procedures, safety training and live operational data for monitoring and analytics.

"IdentiQ is a game–changing digital twin solution built on our unique domain expertise and leadership in power grid technologies and innovation," said Niklas Persson, Managing Director of Hitachi Energy's Grid Integration business. Niklas added, "It is a significant addition to Hitachi Energy's digital offering and supports our customers' efforts to continuously enhance the efficiency and reliability of their grid investments."

IdentiQ will enable customers to improve the management of power grid assets by clustering all information into one digital location for seamless access by all operational functions. This approach stands at the core of Hitachi Energy's vision for digital twin technology: delivering the right resources and information to the right people at the right time for optimized operations and smarter decision making.

IdentiQ makes HVDC and power quality assets more:

· Sustainable and eco–efficient "" by enabling comprehensive remote analysis and support and by digitalizing paper–based information on older installations;

· Flexible "" by adapting to continuously changing asset performance needs over the entire life cycle;

· Secure "" by complying with industry–leading cybersecurity standards and protecting all asset data and information from being misplaced or destroyed; and safer, by providing virtual training on on–site procedures, required clothing and evacuation routes before visiting a site.

Digitalization is essential to making electricity the backbone of the entire energy system and advancing a sustainable energy future for all. It is key to the integration of bulk and distributed renewables, as well as the electrification and decarbonization of sectors like transportation, industries and data centers; and empowering countries and companies to meet their carbon emission reduction goals.

IdentiQ integrates with a range of enterprise business systems, including Hitachi's Lumada platform and the Lumada suite of Asset and Work Management software, and together they provide system–wide visibility "" from the site to the boardroom. IdentiQ is part of Hitachi Energy's ambition to drive the pace of digital and eco–efficient innovation in power grid technologies and accelerate the transition towards carbon–neutral energy systems. The launch builds on a year of powerful innovation from Hitachi Energy, including:

· Lumada Asset and Work Management "" launched in January 2021, to enable asset–intensive industries to be more adaptive, collaborative, insightful and predictive. Lumada features technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, advanced data analytics, hybrid cloud management and cybersecurity; and

· EconiQ "" launched in April 2021, providing an eco–efficient portfolio of products, services and solutions that deliver an exceptional environmental performance compared to conventional solutions.

Both portfolios are integral to Hitachi Energy's Sustainability 2030 strategic plan, which draws on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals to deliver social, environmental and economic value.


1. A digital twin is a virtual representation that is designed to accurately reflect a physical asset or system, providing insight into the systems' performance or lifecycle.

2. IdentiQ stands for accuracy, intelligence and quality.

About Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon–neutral future. We are advancing the world's energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 38,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.

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Cawood Scientific Group Joins Ensign-Bickford Industries

DENVER, Nov. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ensign–Bickford Industries, Inc. (EBI) today announced it has successfully closed on its acquisition of Cawood Scientific Limited (Cawood), headquartered in Bracknell, UK.

Headquartered in Denver, CO, EBI is a 185–year–old privately held corporation with diversified businesses in aerospace and defense, molecular diagnostics, and pet food palatability markets. Cawood Scientific is the UK's leading independent scientific group, with laboratories throughout the UK, EU, and US serving the agriculture, food, and environmental sectors. Cawood will become a member of EBI's Agriculture and Environmental Diagnostics Group.

Commenting on the acquisition, EBI President and CEO Tom Perlitz said, "Cawood has more than just exceptional growth potential, it comes to us as a thriving business with a solid market position and great talent "" built on a set of strong principles that very closely mirror the core values of EBI. This partnership will support both goals to expand our diagnostic offerings and extend our reach in global markets, and we could not be more pleased to welcome Cawood into the EBI family."

"Over the last 18 months, Cawood has doubled in size, following significant investment in acquisitions, equipment, and technology, and EBI is committed to supporting and guiding that strategic growth long–term," said Cawood's Simon Parrington, who will continue as the Cawood Group CEO.

Tom Perlitz also noted, "Cawood will represent a unique partnership with EBI's EnviroLogix business that will strengthen and grow EBI's foothold in the agricultural supply chain. With the addition of Cawood's capabilities to our diagnostics growth platform, we will be able to offer a compelling farm–to–feed diagnostic solution for our customers in the ag industry as we expand globally."

Ensign–Bickford Industries (EBI) is a 185–year–old privately held corporation with diversified businesses in aerospace & defense, molecular diagnostics, and pet food palatability markets. EBI's businesses provide the global marketplace value–added products and services, including palatability enhancers for the pet food industry, precision energetic systems for the aerospace market, innovative explosive and non–explosive solutions for defense customers, and molecular and protein detection for the agricultural industry. EBI is headquartered in Denver, CO. For more information, visit http://www.ensign–bickfordind.com/

Cawood Scientific Limited (Cawood), is the UK's leading independent scientific group, with offices in the US, Spain, Czech Republic, and Republic of Ireland. The group provides independent laboratory analysis for the agriculture, food, infrastructure, and environmental sectors, as well as contract research to support the development of agrochemicals, biocides, and other chemicals. For more information visit https://cawood.co.uk/

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