Curia Expands Cell Line Development Offering with CHOZN Platform

Curia signs license agreement with MilliporeSigma to support production of proteins and antibodies ALBANY, N.Y., June 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Curia, a leading contract research, development and manufacturing organization, today announced it has signed a licensing agreement with MilliporeSigma, the North American Life Sciences Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, that enables Curia and […]

Curia signs license agreement with MilliporeSigma to support production of proteins and antibodies

ALBANY, N.Y., June 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Curia, a leading contract research, development and manufacturing organization, today announced it has signed a licensing agreement with MilliporeSigma, the North American Life Sciences Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, that enables Curia and its clients to use the CHOZN® GS-/- cell line for production of therapeutic proteins and antibodies. Following the agreement, the CHOZN GS-/- cell line has been integrated into Curia’s cell line development workflow and is immediately available to Curia customers.

CHOZN® platform is a Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) mammalian cell expression system that allows for faster, simpler selection and scale-up of high-producing clones for production of biologics and therapeutic recombinant proteins. It includes high-performing CHO cell lines, paired media and feeds, optimized expression vectors and robust protocols. The glutamine synthetase GS knockout (GS-/-) cell line of the CHOZN platform is specially designed to help streamline selection, identification and scale-up of high-producing clones ideal for GMP manufacturing of recombinant protein drugs.

“We continue to strengthen our biologics development offerings from discovery through clinical manufacturing,” said Christopher Conway, President R&D, Curia. “The CHOZN GS-/- cell line platform adds a widely accepted and commercially viable cell line to our capabilities. Our integrated offering accelerates therapeutic protein and antibody production and offers seamless tech transfer for optimal flexibility.”

Curia’s protein and antibody development experts offer a track record of accelerating progress, with a timeline in as little as 12 months from cell line development to phase I drug substance, depending on the manufacturability of the candidates.

The addition of the CHOZN platform strengthens Curia’s offerings as a complement to its existing proprietary CHO cell line, providing customers with a highly versatile and broadly applicable solution.

About Curia
Curia is a leading contract research, development, and manufacturing organization providing products and services from R&D through commercial manufacturing to pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical customers. Curia’s nearly 4,000 employees at 29 locations across the U.S., Europe, and Asia help its customers advance from curiosity to cure. Learn more at CuriaGlobal.com.

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The top 5 places to do business in 2023 according to the World Citizenship Report: CS Global Partners

London, June 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Access to opportunity is one of the most desirable qualities that any jurisdiction can offer. This year, the 2023 World Citizenship Report measured 188 countries in the world, looking at what these nations have to offer High Net-Worth Individuals (HNWIs) and the mass affluent who are continually looking past their […]

London, June 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Access to opportunity is one of the most desirable qualities that any jurisdiction can offer.

This year, the 2023 World Citizenship Report measured 188 countries in the world, looking at what these nations have to offer High Net-Worth Individuals (HNWIs) and the mass affluent who are continually looking past their home borders for better opportunities.

One key motivator that was measured in the report was Economic Opportunity, which measures the overall ability of a nation to extend wealth, material comfort, and other key benefits of a strong economy to all of its citizens.

Greater access to improved business environments and employment opportunities allows individuals to participate in the economy while achieving their goals of securing their financial futures and raising the standard of living for themselves and their families. But it doesn’t end there. Apart from the supplementary benefits of social mobility, a reduction in income disparity, and greater capital formation, having the freedom to pursue key financial goals leads to significant investment in an individual’s own well-being, their families, and their communities, which, more often, is accompanied by a greater sense of purpose.

Not only have global mass affluent individuals shown to be willing to travel to access more powerful economies globally, but they also desire supportive business environments which enable them to fully realise their entrepreneurial potential.

A shift in economic growth from the West to emerging markets over the past few decades has led to new business hubs worldwide. Regions such as Asia, the Middle East, and South America have seen rapid economic growth, coupled with improved infrastructure and, in some cases, lighter regulation.

Entrepreneurs the world over are capitalizing on this, often by going through the citizenship by investment (CBI) route of a country that allows access to profitable business opportunities in booming markets across the globe.

The World Citizenship Report looks at the top business hubs globally, among other motivators for individuals looking to widen their prospects. Other motivators explored by the World Citizenship Report are Safety and Security, Quality of Life, Global Mobility, and Financial Freedom. The World Citizenship Report is based on research by London-headquartered leading government advisory and marketing firm CS Global Partners.

So which countries are the world’s most sought-after business hubs in 2023? 

5. Switzerland and Japan

Switzerland and Japan both tied at fifth place, ranking at 82.3 in the Economic Opportunity pillar.

Switzerland, the 20th biggest economy in the world, is a well-known financial hub and a great place to invest thanks to its stable economy and strong business culture. The country is also known for its innovation and flourishing start-ups in the major cities.

In addition to its positive economic outlook, Japan is noted for its internal stability. The nation is considered one of the most politically stable countries in the world, as well as one of the safest to travel in for work or business. Japan’s economy has gained momentum in 2023 with surveys of business activity indicating that the economy is growing.

4. Netherlands

Taking fourth place, the Netherlands scored 82.4 and the country continues to be a good place to start a business. Considered as the gateway to Europe, the Netherlands has a stable business climate where ambitious companies can tap into innovation ecosystems to accelerate their businesses.

3. Hong Kong (SAR) China

In third place with a score of 83.1 is Hong Kong. The country has a free-enterprise, free-trade economy and the government has traditionally adopted a policy of non-intervention in the private sector, while at the same time providing the territory with a modern and sophisticated commercial infrastructure and a sound legal and administrative framework.

2. United States of America

In second place is the United States of America. As one of the most recognised economies in the world, the USA offers a lucrative open market that is a powerful growth engine for companies of all sizes. Coupled with a predictable and stable political and judicial system where intellectual property is protected, the USA is a great place for business investment of any kind.

The country scored 83.7 in this year’s World Citizenship Report.

1. Singapore
Singapore was crowned as the best place to do business this year with a score of 84.8. Singapore has a conducive environment for business given its regulatory environment, stable and efficient infrastructure to support starting a business, access to financial intermediation and services, and enforcement of contracts. The economy makes it easy for domestic and international businesses to make their mark in the global arena.

Chantal Mabanga
CS Global Partners
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Chantal.Mabanga@csglobalpartners.com

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Floship Becomes Second Recipient of Investment from FedEx Innovation Lab

The investment marks a significant milestone and signals a new era in the development of the future of global circular e-commerce fulfillment services. HONG KONG, June 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading global circular supply chain solutions provider, Floship, has announced today that it has received an investment from FedEx Innovation Lab (FIL). This investment […]

The investment marks a significant milestone and signals a new era in the development of the future of global circular e-commerce fulfillment services.

HONG KONG, June 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading global circular supply chain solutions provider, Floship, has announced today that it has received an investment from FedEx Innovation Lab (FIL). This investment by FIL will strengthen Floship’s capabilities to extend its service offering to new markets. Floship is poised to collaborate with FedEx to build an end-to-end digitalized fulfillment and return solution that will create smart logistics for all.

This partnership will give FedEx e-commerce customers access to Floship’s global network of warehouses and powerful logistics platform’s capabilities to streamline their e-commerce fulfillment operations. At the same time, Floship’s customers will be able to leverage FedEx global networks as well as a full range of FedEx extensive transportation options to optimize their operations.

FedEx Innovation Lab makes early-stage investments in rising start-ups to bring additional value in terms of capabilities and speed to market to start-up firms through the FedEx global network, resources, and customer base.

Josh Tsui, CEO of Floship, commented on the investment, “It’s an honor for Floship to be collaborating with FedEx. This is a significant milestone in Floship’s journey to becoming the leading circular supply chain and fulfillment solution provider worldwide. It is a testament to our e-commerce clients about the future strategic direction of Floship and enhancements to our service offering,” said Tsui.

About Floship

Floship’s global circular supply chain ecosystem solutions cover all aspects of the global supply chain, ensuring minimal operation effort for e-commerce businesses, and allowing business owners to concentrate on driving growth with investment flexibility while gaining peace of mind.

Learn more at www.floship.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

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ROSEN, NATIONAL TRIAL COUNSEL, Encourages UP Fintech Holding Limited Investors to Inquire About Securities Class Action Investigation – TIGR

NEW YORK, June 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces an investigation of potential securities claims on behalf of shareholders of UP Fintech Holding Limited (NASDAQ: TIGR) resulting from allegations that UP Fintech may have issued materially misleading business information to the investing public. SO WHAT: […]

NEW YORK, June 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces an investigation of potential securities claims on behalf of shareholders of UP Fintech Holding Limited (NASDAQ: TIGR) resulting from allegations that UP Fintech may have issued materially misleading business information to the investing public.

SO WHAT: If you purchased UP Fintech securities you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement. The Rosen Law Firm is preparing a class action seeking recovery of investor losses.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the prospective class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=16262 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

WHAT IS THIS ABOUT: On May 16, 2023, UP Fintech issued a press release responding to requirements of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”). The press release stated that “the Company will change its approach of updating user terminals for existing Chinese mainland clients and will remove its app “Tiger International” from the Chinese mainland application market starting on May 18, 2023, in order to complete the rectification work with satisfactory results.”

On this news, UP Fintech’s American depositary receipt (“ADR”) price fell 7% to close at $2.64 per ADR on May 16, 2023.

WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience, resources, or any meaningful peer recognition. Many of these firms do not actually litigate securities class actions. Be wise in selecting counsel. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

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Pakistan Hosts One Of World’s Largest Refugee Populations: President

Pakistani President, Arif Alvi, said that, his country continued to host one of the largest refugee populations in the world, showing Pakistan’s unwavering resolve and commitment to the welfare and voluntary repatriation of refugees.In his message on …

Pakistani President, Arif Alvi, said that, his country continued to host one of the largest refugee populations in the world, showing Pakistan’s unwavering resolve and commitment to the welfare and voluntary repatriation of refugees.

In his message on the occasion of World Refugee Day, being observed today, Alvi said that, “on the day, we are reminded of the immense contributions of the government and people of Pakistan, in hosting millions of Afghan refugees over the past four decades.”

Pakistan’s unparalleled humanitarian efforts, in providing refuge to such a large number of displaced individuals, despite limited resources, serve as a testament to the spirit of brotherhood and compassion, the president said.

He said, the people and government opened their arms to Afghan refugees, based solely on the principles of humanity and solidarity, and extended support despite the challenges.

For 40 years, there has been no friction between the refugees and the host communities, exemplifying harmonious coexistence and mutual respect, he said.

The president said that, the policies of the government ensure refugees’ access to education and healthcare, and to having their bank accounts and other opportunities.

“In order to equip Afghan refugees with knowledge and skills, we have implemented comprehensive educational programmes, ensuring that refugee children have access to quality schooling,” he added.

Alvi also expressed his country’s resolve, to work closely with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and other humanitarian agencies, to provide essential assistance and protection to refugees residing within Pakistani borders

Source: Nam News Network

18th Amendment revives 1973 Constitution in its original shape: NA Speaker

Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that the 18th Amendment played a vital role to revive the 1973 Constitution in its original shape.Addressing the inauguration ceremony of “Bagh-e-Dastoor” at Parliament House in Islamabad on Tuesda…

Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that the 18th Amendment played a vital role to revive the 1973 Constitution in its original shape.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony of "Bagh-e-Dastoor" at Parliament House in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said the 1973 Constitution protects the rights of citizens irrespective of caste, color and creed with the major focus on the unity of all the units.

The Speaker asked the officials concerned of the Capital Development Authority to complete the project of "Bagh-e-Dastoor" within stipulated time as this piece of land will highlight the meritorious services of those lawmakers who played their role in the drafting of 1973 constitution.

Raja Pervez Ashraf said we will hand over the 1973 Constitution to new generation with this advice to remain stick to it as our safety lies in the implementing this constitution.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan, Greece FMs discuss tragic ferry disaster off the coast

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari today had a useful telephonic conversation with Foreign Minister of Greece V. Kaskarelis.According to Foreign Office, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari discussed the tragic ferry disaster off the coast of Greece with his G…

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari today had a useful telephonic conversation with Foreign Minister of Greece V. Kaskarelis.

According to Foreign Office, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari discussed the tragic ferry disaster off the coast of Greece with his Greece Foreign Minister.

During the conversation, the two sides agreed to closely work together to facilitate Pakistanis in distress and for the identification and repatriation of retrieved bodies.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan Fails to Qualify for Final of ACC Women’s Emerging Teams Cup

Pakistan suffered a seven-run defeat in the semi-final of the ongoing Asian Cricket Council Women’s Emerging Teams Cup 2023 after failing to chase down 60 runs in nine overs.Bangladesh posted a target of 60 runs in a rain-affected game, with only two …

Pakistan suffered a seven-run defeat in the semi-final of the ongoing Asian Cricket Council Women’s Emerging Teams Cup 2023 after failing to chase down 60 runs in nine overs.

Bangladesh posted a target of 60 runs in a rain-affected game, with only two batters reaching double figures. Rabeya Khan scored 10 runs, while Nahida Akter scored 21 runs.

Fatima Sana and Anosha Nasir displayed an outstanding bowling performance after the match was reduced to nine overs, taking three and two wickets, respectively.

In response, the opening batters, Shawaal Zulfiqar and Eyman Fatima, made an excellent start, scoring 26 runs in the first four overs before Eyman got out on 18 runs.

In the sixth over of the innings, the Green Shirts lost the other opening batter with just 33 runs on the board, and Shawaal Zulfiqar departed on 11 runs off 15 balls.

Sadaf Shamas scored eight runs off 10 balls at a crucial time before she was clean-bowled by Rabeya Khan, complicating the situation for the national side.

Captain Fatima Sana made efforts at the end of the innings, scoring a quick 10 runs off eight balls, but failed to chase the total and lead the side to the final match.

Source: Pro Pakistani