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SNOMED International Announces Management Board Changes

London, United Kingdom, Oct. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Changes are underway for SNOMED International’s Management Board, a governance body which has legal and oversight responsibility for the management and direction of SNOMED International.

At the end of August 2020, SNOMED International appointed Joanne Burns to the role of Board Chair, having previously served the organization in the role of vice-chair.  Joanne Burns succeeds Lady Barbara Judge CBE, SNOMED International’s Management Board Chair and highly respected and globally recognized governance expert, who recently passed away.

Joanne Burns, a highly valued part of the Management Board since April 2017, has worked closely with the General Assembly Executive and the CEO to shape the 2020-2025 SNOMED International strategy, offering actionable insights on measuring value to the organization and Members.  An organization that features a multi-tiered governance structure, a fluid working relationship between the Management Board and the General Assembly is an essential component of success for SNOMED International.

Acknowledging Outgoing Members

SNOMED International bid a fond farewell to our outgoing Directors whose terms have concluded.  Dr. Douglas Fridsma, appointed 2015, and Dr. Cheemin Bo-Linn, appointed 2017, have both exhibited excellence in their management of the organization’s risk portfolio, leaving the Management Board governing body well-positioned to support SNOMED International as it works toward achieving its established goals.

Dr. Fridsma, a health informatics expert who first joined the Management Board as a Director in 2015, has been a strong proponent of good governance and sound financial management practices.  Dr. Fridsma became the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee Chair in 2017 and has participated on the Management Board’s revenue subcommittee, where he led a number of strategic discussions resulting in operational improvement initiatives.

Dr. Bo-Linn, CEO of Peritus Partners Inc., held the role of vice-chair of the FARC.  Over the past three years, Dr. Bo-Linn has encouraged SNOMED International to optimize how its harnesses, adopts and implements advanced technology befitting a terminology.  In 2019, she was recognized as one of the Top 50 Directors in the United States by the National Association of Corporate Directors for her significant impact on boardroom practice and performance.

“During my tenure working with Doug and Cheemin, I have observed how each has left a lasting and positive impact on SNOMED International,” said the organization’s CEO, Don Sweete.  “I thank them both for their unique contributions and their leadership over the past three years and wish them every success in their future endeavours.”

Welcoming New Directors

We are pleased to welcome four new Management Board Directors, all of whom will formally join SNOMED International at the October 2020 Business Meetings.

Our newly appointed Management Board Directors bring to the organization a wealth of experience in global healthcare and informatics, advanced technologies, organizational governance and business leadership.  As such, they are well-positioned to guide SNOMED International in the execution of its 2020-2025 strategy by leveraging technologies and strengthening partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders in private and public sector organizations across the globe.

Hadas Bitran, Tel Aviv-based founder and head of Microsoft Healthcare Israel, brings to SNOMED International’s MB considerable expertise in the area of building AI technologies and products for health and life sciences, including language services, natural language processing, personal health assistant technologies and machine learning based solutions.  Prior to joining Microsoft, Hadas held senior leadership positions at SAP after managing R&D and product teams in start-up companies.  She received her BSc degree in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, and her MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in Chicago.

Dr. Isabelle de Zegher, previously Vice President, Integrated Solutions, at Parexel Informatics, recently left her corporate career to found a start-up that is developing an AI-based solution empowering individuals to curate their personal data.  Dr. de Zegher offers extensive board and advisory experience across a variety of EU initiatives, including with the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry.  A member of the Health Level Seven (HL7) Technical Committee for nearly a decade, Dr. de Zegher also serves on the Board of Directors of CDISC, the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium, a standards development organization seeking to create clarity in the clinical research domain.

Professor Michael Lewis, has 30 years global health industry experience, and among other roles, is currently Chair of five medical and contract research organizations as well as digital health companies. Professor Lewis has previously held a series of senior roles at various European companies focused on pharma, biotech, digital, dental, devices and diagnostics.  Professor Lewis is also a frequent speaker at conferences and events on digital health-focused topics such as mental health, investment and innovation.

Dr Andrew Roddam is currently the CEO of the UK Early Disease Detection Research Project.  An internationally renowned epidemiologist, Andrew has held a wide range of roles across both academia and the pharmaceutical industry, principally focused on the application of epidemiological methods to advance the understanding of human disease.  He has a strong interest in health informatics and is an experienced board member within the UK and internationally who regularly participates at international meetings and conferences as a keynote speaker.

“We look forward to the combined wisdom and experience each new Director brings as we work toward executing our strategy and measuring its impact to our Members and users worldwide” says SNOMED International CEO Don Sweete.  The organization’s four newly appointed Directors join Board Chair, Joanne Burns, and Directors Dr. Gong Mengchun and Dr Matic Meglic.

For more information, please visit the SNOMED International website.

About SNOMED International

SNOMED International is a not-for-profit organization that owns and develops SNOMED CT, the world’s most comprehensive healthcare terminology product. We play an essential role in improving the health of humankind by determining standards for a codified language that represents groups of clinical terms. This enables healthcare information to be exchanged globally for the benefit of patients and other stakeholders. A Member oriented organization, we are committed to the rigorous evolution of our products and services, to deliver continuous innovation for the global healthcare community. SNOMED International is the trading name of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation.

Kelly Kuru
SNOMED International
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Virtusa iComms Marketplace to Help CSPs Quickly Assemble and Launch New Services

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. , Oct. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ GS: VRTU), a global provider of digital strategy, digital engineering, and IT services and solutions that help clients change and disrupt markets through innovation engineering, has unveiled Virtusa iComms, an intelligent marketplace for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to innovate faster and build solutions that leverage Virtusa Intellectual Property (IP).

To be successful, CSPs are increasingly challenged to integrate products and services from dozens, if not hundreds of technology providers. The new Virtusa iComms eases this burden by delivering an intelligent and comprehensive set of Virtusa offerings – including Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), Artificial Intelligence (AI) models, Augmented Reality (AR), Know Your Customer (KYC), integrated billing and network inventory to redefine digital experiences, create intent-driven engagements, improve quality of service, and monetize assets. Additionally, Virtusa iComms provides access to capabilities and expertise in solutions from other providers used most often by CSPs, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Dataken, Google Cloud, Intense Technologies, MemSQL, Microsoft Azure, Pegasystems, and Salesforce.

With the number of 5G connections expected to grow to over 1 billion by 2023, CSPs can use Virtusa iComms to identify customers most likely to upgrade and efficiently scale network resources as demand increases. Other examples include building and launching new services quickly that capitalize on emerging Cloud, 5G, NaaS, and Edge trends to grow new revenue streams.

“Virtusa iComms is the result of over 15 years of delivering complex, innovation solutions to CSPs across Consumer, Enterprise, and MSOs,” said Ravi Kumar Palepu, global head, technology, media, and telecommunications solutions, Virtusa. “Virtusa iComms helps CSPs adopt emerging technologies at a faster pace by providing over 200 open APIs, more than 50 proven AI models, synthetic data adhering to TM Forum standards across customers, networks, operations and billing, and pre-integrated solutions.”

“CSPs are facing significant pressures on top-line revenues due to changing consumer behaviors and technology drivers like Over-The-Top (OTT) services. The need for a robust infrastructure to efficiently accommodate the emerging service trends has grown phenomenally,” said Frank Palermo, EVP, technology, media, and telecommunications, Virtusa. “Virtusa iComms is a platform and ecosystem that recognizes the need to move fast and provides a comprehensive set of solutions for CSPs to leverage as they transform their businesses.”

Virtusa iComms is powered by the Virtusa Digital Transformation Studio, a delivery execution approach that lowers costs and increases the delivery speed of digital transformation projects.

The Virtusa iComms marketplace supports accelerated innovation on the programmable network across network types. It helps provide distributed cloud-based services, context-aware networking, low latency services, and predictable network capability in terms of coverage and access convergence.

Virtusa solutions now available through Virtusa iComms include:

Billing Automation – Overlay platform integrates with multiple billing systems, automates reconciliations, and provides analytics, interactive bill presentment, and video bill experience.

Cognitive Network Decisioning – Overlay platform integrates with multiple network management systems to deliver a global single network view and intelligence to drive auto decisioning.

Digital Experience Layer – Unified platform enabling consistent channel experience, seamless handoffs, and standard microservice APIs across customer touchpoints.

Digital Marketplace – Ecosystem for CSPs pre-integrated with digital providers and adjacent marketplace players to offer a single identity, product bundles, and offers.

Digital Self Care – Empowers customers to self-install, test, diagnose, and resolve issues through an AR and AI-powered chatbot integrated with an API and knowledge hub.

Intelligent BPA – Eliminates manual touchpoints on 60+ processes across contact center, billing, network rollout, network operations, and service and order fulfillment operations through intelligent automation.

Interactive Retail – AI-driven conversational digital wall with facial recognition and lift and learn product simulations features for improved explore and buy journeys at retail outlets.

Location-based Marketing – Cloud-based CSP platform integrating with retail brands enabling customer segmentation, target audience campaign configuration, and location-based offers.

Network-as-a-Service – Open API-based platform to deliver on-demand cloud network provisioning to establish global connectivity and security services at scale.

NextGen Contact Center – Cognitive compute-based contact center solution enabling agents to provide improved customer service using insights-driven operations and smart business widgets.

Small Cell Orchestration – Intent-based network operations solution uses catalogs with business KPIs to automate network commissioning, provisioning, and assurance enabling dynamic optimization of network.

Smart Field Force Management – AR and AI-powered remote test and diagnostic capability, helping engineers to identify the location of main fault, analyze impact, and recommended resolution steps.

Subscriber 360 – Dynamic, unified view of subscriber profile with micro-segmentation, providing predictions and recommendations on customer Average Revenue Per User, Customer Lifetime Value, Churn, Net Promoter Score, and Customer Satisfaction Index.

Unified Network Inventory – Cloud-based single inventory solution built on a graph database to manage logical and physical resources enabling network automation through NetSecOps.

Virtusa iComms is available immediately in general release and can be accessed at virtusa.com/solution/icomms

About Virtusa Corporation
Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ GS: VRTU) is a global provider of digital business strategy, digital engineering, and information technology (IT) services and solutions that help clients change, disrupt, and unlock new value through innovation engineering. Virtusa serves Global 2000 companies in the Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Communications, Media, Entertainment, Travel, Manufacturing, and Technology industries.

Virtusa helps clients grow their business with innovative products and services that create operational efficiency using digital labor, future-proof operational and IT platforms, and rationalization and modernization of IT applications infrastructure. This is achieved through a unique approach blending deep contextual expertise, empowered agile teams, and measurably better engineering to create holistic solutions that drive business forward at unparalleled velocity enabled by a culture of cooperative disruption.

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VistaJet เล็งเห็นความต้องการขององค์กรที่เพิ่มขึ้นอย่างรวดเร็วอันเป็นผลมาจากการแพร่ระบาดของโควิด-19

  • บริษัทและผู้บริหารหันไปใช้งานการบินส่วนบุคคลมากกว่าสายการบินพาณิชย์
  • ผลประโยชน์ขององค์กรเพิ่มขึ้น 49% ระหว่างการระบาดของโควิด-19
  • การเปิดตัว Dynamic Corporate Membership มอบความคุ้มค่าทางเศรษฐกิจสำหรับโซลูชันการเดินทางที่ปลอดภัยและเชื่อถือได้

ลอนดอน, Oct. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VistaJet บริษัทการบินเพื่อธุรกิจระดับโลกแห่งแรกและแห่งเดียว วันนี้ได้เปิดตัว Dynamic Corporate Membership ใหม่สำหรับองค์กร โดยนำเสนอชุดโซลูชันการเดินทางที่ยืดหยุ่นสำหรับธุรกิจและผู้บริหารทั่วโลก

ผลกระทบของการแพร่ระบาดของโควิด-19 เป็นสิ่งกำหนดอนาคตของการบินทั่วโลกใหม่และเพิ่มแนวโน้มมากมายให้สูงขึ้น:

  • บริษัทต่างๆ กำลังมีการเดินทางทางอากาศแบบทั้งทีมไปยังหลากหลายพื้นที่ทั่วโลกมากขึ้นเรื่อยๆ เพื่อให้แน่ใจว่าธุรกิจมีความต่อเนื่อง ซึ่งการวิจัยในอุตสาหกรรมรายงานว่า 31% ของบริษัทในสหรัฐอเมริกากำลังขยายการใช้การบินส่วนบุคคลสำหรับการเดินทางเพื่อธุรกิจ*
  • VistaJet พบว่าผลประโยชน์ขององค์กรเพิ่มขึ้นทั่วโลกอย่างรวดเร็วถึง 49% นับตั้งแต่เริ่มเกิดการแพร่ระบาด
  • สหรัฐฯ กำลังผลักดันความต้องการขององค์กรอันเปี่ยมล้นสำหรับ VistaJet ซึ่งคิดเป็นสัดส่วนกว่า 41% ของรายรับ
  • สืบเนื่องจากรายงานของอุตสาหกรรม** ความต้องการสายการบินพาณิชย์ในสหรัฐฯ ลดลง 50% เมื่อเทียบกับปีที่ผ่านมา เนื่องจากตารางการบินที่ไม่แน่นอนและมีข้อจำกัด ในขณะที่ความต้องการในการบินเพื่อธุรกิจนั้นพุ่งไปถึงระดับ 86% เมื่อเทียบกับปี 2019
  • บริษัทเทคโนโลยีผลักดันการจองขององค์กรเนื่องจากการเติบโตของอุตสาหกรรมตั้งแต่เดือนกุมภาพันธ์และแนวโน้มเชิงบวกสำหรับการเติบโตในอนาคต
  • ในช่วงเวลาเดียวกัน VistaJet ได้รับความต้องการใช้บริการเส้นทางบินระยะไกลเพิ่มขึ้นอย่างรวดเร็ว: เปอร์เซ็นต์ของเที่ยวบินที่ใช้เวลามากกว่า 5 ชั่วโมงเพิ่มขึ้น 44% เมื่อเทียบกับปีที่แล้วในช่วง 6 เดือนที่ผ่านมาและเที่ยวบิน VistaJet 11% ใช้เวลามากกว่า 8 ชั่วโมง
  • เส้นทางการบินยอดนิยมของ VistaJet คือระหว่างสหราชอาณาจักรและฝรั่งเศส สหรัฐอเมริกาและจีน และสหราชอาณาจักรและอิตาลีในช่วง 6 เดือนที่ผ่านมา

องค์กรต่างๆ กำลังเปลี่ยนแปลงความต้องการอย่างรวดเร็ว โดยต้องการการเข้าถึงทุกวันตลอด 24 ชั่วโมงและความยืดหยุ่นสูงสุดในข้อกำหนดการเดินทางขององค์กร รวมถึงระเบียบการด้านความปลอดภัยที่เพิ่มขึ้น VistaJet ได้รับฟังความต้องการของลูกค้าองค์กรในการออกแบบ Dynamic Corporate Membership ใหม่

เพื่อสนับสนุนธุรกิจและองค์กรต่างๆ ทั่วโลกในการเชื่อมต่อและเริ่มต้นเศรษฐกิจใหม่ท่ามกลางความไม่มั่นคงของตลาดที่เพิ่มสูงขึ้น Dynamic Corporate Membership ใหม่นี้ได้นำเสนอ:

  • ความรวดเร็วและความยืดหยุ่นในโซลูชันการเดินทางด้านธุรกิจ: การสมัครสมาชิกในหนึ่งวัน ตัวเลือกในการชำระเงินแบบค้างชำระ ชั่วโมงบินไม่จำกัด รับประกันความพร้อมในการให้บริการเครื่องบินสำรองเพื่อขอเครื่องบินสองลำในเวลาเดียวกันและบินทั้งสองลำหรือมีเครื่องบินสำรองพร้อมเสมอ
  • การขนส่งที่คล่องตัวด้วยผู้จัดการเที่ยวบิน VistaJet โดยเฉพาะซึ่งประจำอยู่ในสำนักงานใหญ่ขององค์กร
  • ลดการสัมผัสเชื้อโควิด-19 ด้วยห้องโดยสารเฉพาะสำหรับพนักงานต้อนรับที่บินเฉพาะทริปของบริษัทเท่านั้น
  • เดินทางไปยัง 187 ประเทศด้วยฝูงบินของ VistaJet ที่มีเครื่องบินกว่า 70 ลำ โดยมีการบินในภูมิภาคอเมริกาเหนือ ยุโรป ตะวันออกกลาง และเอเชีย รวมถึงเที่ยวบินภายในประเทศอินเดีย
  • ตัวเลือกการลดปริมาณคาร์บอนในตัวและการชดเชยคาร์บอน เพื่อการบินที่ได้รับการตรวจสอบอย่างสมบูรณ์และเป็นมิตรต่อสิ่งแวดล้อม

Ian Moore หัวหน้าเจ้าหน้าที่ฝ่ายพาณิชย์ของ VistaJet กล่าวว่า: “ผลกระทบที่โควิด-19 มีต่อความพร้อมของเที่ยวบินเชิงพาณิชย์นั้นชัดเจนมากและมีความต้องการการบินธุรกิจอย่างเร่งด่วนเพื่อเชื่อมต่อทั่วโลก ด้วย Dynamic Corporate Membership เราต้องการให้บริษัทมีความยืดหยุ่นสูงที่สุดโดยมีความมุ่งมั่นน้อยที่สุดเนื่องจากเราตระหนักถึงความต้องการโซลูชันที่ปลอดภัยและเชื่อถือได้มากขึ้นเพราะบริษัทต่างๆ ต้องการสร้างธุรกิจของตนอีกครั้งเพื่ออนาคต”

Jennifer Farquhar | VistaJet | press@vistajet.com

VistaJet Dynamic Corporate Membership

เกี่ยวกับ VistaJet
VistaJet เป็นบริษัทธุรกิจการบินระดับโลกเพียงแห่งแรกและแห่งเดียว ที่มีฝูงบินที่ประกอบด้วยเครื่องบินธุรกิจสีเงินและสีแดงกว่า 70 ลำ โดย VistaJet ให้บริการทางการบินแก่ลูกค้าต่างๆ ไม่ว่าจะเป็นองค์กร รัฐบาล และเอกชนสำหรับการเดินทางไปยัง 187 ประเทศ ซึ่งครอบคลุม 96% ของโลก บริษัทก่อตั้งในปี 2004 โดยบริษัทได้บุกเบิกนวัตกรรมโมเดลทางธุรกิจแบบใหม่ ที่จะให้ลูกค้าสามารถเข้าใช้งานเครื่องบินได้ทั้งลำโดยจ่ายเงินเฉพาะค่าชั่วโมงบินเท่านั้น ไม่ต้องรับผิดชอบและความเสี่ยงทางทรัพย์สินที่เกี่ยวเนื่องกับกรรมสิทธิ์ของอากาศยาน โปรแกรมสมาชิกภาพอันเป็นเอกลักษณ์ของ VistaJet จะเสนอให้ลูกค้าลงทะเบียนชั่วโมงบินตามความต้องการเพื่อใช้บริการฝูงบินที่ประกอบด้วยเครื่องบินสำหรับเดินทางระยะกลางและระยะไกล เพื่อการเดินทางไปยังทุกที่ ทุกเวลา

VistaJet คือส่วนหนึ่งของ Vista Global Holding ซึ่งเป็นระบบนิเวศด้านการบินส่วนบุคคลระบบแรกของโลก ที่ผสานรวมบริษัทที่มีความโดดเด่นที่นำเสนอโซลูชัน Asset-Light ที่ครอบคลุมทุกด้านที่สำคัญของธุรกิจการบิน

ข้อมูลและข่าวสารอื่นๆ ของ VistaJet ได้ที่ vistajet.com

VistaJet Limited เป็นผู้ให้บริการขนส่งทางอากาศในยุโรปที่ให้บริการเครื่องบินจดทะเบียน 9H ภายใต้ใบรับรองผู้ให้บริการอากาศมอลตาหมายเลข MT-17 และจดทะเบียนในมอลตาภายใต้หมายเลขบริษัท C 55231 VistaJet US Inc. เป็นนายหน้าผู้เช่าเหมาลำเครื่องบินซึ่งไม่ได้ดำเนินการบิน บริษัทย่อยของ VistaJet ไม่ได้เป็นผู้ให้บริการขนส่งทางอากาศโดยตรงในสหรัฐอเมริกา เครื่องบินทุกลำที่ VistaJet เป็นเจ้าของและจดทะเบียนในสหรัฐอเมริกาดำเนินการโดยผู้ให้บริการขนส่งทางอากาศที่ได้รับอนุญาตของสหรัฐอเมริกา รวมถึง XOJET Aviation LLC

* https://privatejetcardcomparisons.com/2020/09/23/new-survey-provides-bullish-outlook-for-fall-private-jet-travel/
** https://flightaware.com/news/article/Aviation-Stats-Update-September-22-2020/1492

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Philips partners with LeQuest to provide online interactive training in ultrasound

October 7, 2020

E-training enables users to master the Philips Ultrasound Affiniti system, gain confidence by practicing with realistic simulation scenarios and learn anytime, anywhere

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and LeQuest, a leading provider of online interactive simulation-based training for the use of medical devices [1], today announced a partnership to provide online interactive training for the Philips Ultrasound Affiniti system. As a result, medical staff can train individually at their own convenience without the need for equipment, avoiding the resulting loss of operational time on the system, as well as supporting faster onboarding and increasing confidence through practice with realistic simulation scenarios. Healthcare providers benefit from improved workflow, operational efficiencies and better-trained staff.

The Affiniti system offers healthcare professionals a powerful combination of performance and workflow for quick and efficient diagnosis with low operating cost, providing exceptional image quality across applications such as radiology, obstetrics & gynecology, and cardiology. By providing a flexible training solution to healthcare providers, the partnership supports them to achieve key parts of the quadruple aim: an improved experience for staff and patients, better health outcomes and a lower cost of care.

“Partnering with LeQuest enables us to further expand our offering of solutions that aid in optimizing the healthcare ecosystem,” said Bich Le, Senior Vice President and General Manager Ultrasound at Philips. “As the role of ultrasound continues to expand, new capabilities, such as remote clinical collaboration and virtual training, have been particularly valuable during the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling providers to reduce in-person contact and reduce infection risk.”

“At LeQuest our goal is to improve the quality of care by unlocking the potential of both medical technology as well as the competence of medical staff to use devices to the limit of their possibilities,” said Hicham Shatou, founder and CEO of LeQuest. “Our partnership with Philips is an important step on our path to achieving that ambition, extending the global reach of our capabilities and providing Philips ultrasound users with a hands-on experience of its Affiniti system in a virtual environment.”

With the LeQuest training modules, users can master the system in an effective way, gain confidence by practicing with realistic simulation scenarios and learn and practice anytime, anywhere. Training modules are available for all models of the Affiniti system (Affiniti 30, 50, 70) with specific versions for each clinical segment (general imaging, obstetrics/gynecology, and cardiology). The LeQuest training modules for the Philips Ultrasound Affiniti system are currently available in LATAM, France, Benelux and Nordics and more countries will follow soon. For more information visit www.lequest.com/en/philips-affiniti.

The partnership with LeQuest adds to Philips’ strong portfolio of Clinical Education Services in ultrasound. Helping to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is also providing detailed, practical guidance to support clinicians using its ultrasound systems and software for patients affected by COVID-19. Through its Reacts collaborative platform, Philips is expanding its remote clinical collaboration and virtual training offerings across its portfolio.

[1] Since 2017, Philips has owned a minority interest in LeQuest through its Philips Health Technology Venture Fund. For more information, please visit www.ventures.philips.com.

For further information, please contact:

Mark Groves
Philips Global Press Office
Tel: +31 631 639 916
Email: mark.groves@philips.com
Twitter: mark_groves

Peter Rutjes
CCO LeQuest
Tel: +31 630 698 307
Email: prutjes@lequest.com

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2019 sales of EUR 19.5 billion and employs approximately 81,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.

About LeQuest
LeQuest, founded in 2011 is a leading technology company focused on improving the quality of care by unlocking the potential of both medical technology as well as the competence of medical staff to use devices to the limit of their possibilities. We are developing  online interactive simulation-based e- training for the use of medical devices. The LeQuest e-trainings accelerate the implementation of new medical equipment, close the consumption gap, and make users quickly gain confidence, knowledge and competence within a safe environment including certifying and re-certifying of the medical staff. LeQuest is a fast growing company.  LeQuest was recently recognized as one of the 250 fastest-growing companies in the Netherlands for 2020.  More news about LeQuest can be found at www.lequest.com


PRA Health Sciences selected by BARDA to be a member of its exclusive Clinical Studies Network

With the new contract, PRA will assist Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) in the development of medical countermeasures for public health

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PRA Health Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRAH) announced today it has been selected by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to be a member of its updated Clinical Studies Network (CSN). Under a Clinical Trial Planning and Execution (CTPE) contract award, PRA will serve as a valued partner that provides clinical research services to develop medical countermeasures (MCMs) that protect health and save lives in public health emergencies.

“This program represents important research that is necessary to protect and facilitate public health,” said Michael Massaro, Senior Vice President, Project Delivery and Biometrics, PRA Health Sciences. “We are proud to support BARDA’s Clinical Studies Network where we can offer our clinical research experience, expertise, and capabilities and be a healthcare intelligence partner for this unique and urgent need.”

As part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), BARDA aids in securing the nation from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats, as well as pandemic influenza and emerging infectious diseases. BARDA supports the advanced research, development and manufacturing of MCMs, such as vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics. BARDA will leverage the CSN to advance the development of MCMs by conducting rigorous Phase I-IV clinical trials that assess the safety and efficacy of drugs, devices, and biological products.

BARDA recently reconfigured the CSN contract to include the Clinical Trial Planning and Execution contract as a multi-award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract over a five-year period. During the term of their contract, PRA and other CSN CTPE members can submit additional proposals for new work within the project’s scope. This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from ASPR and BARDA, under Contract No. 75A50120D00019.

About PRA Health Sciences

PRA Health Sciences is one of the world’s leading global contract research organizations by revenue, providing outsourced clinical development and data solution services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. PRA’s global clinical development platform includes more than 75 offices across North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, Australia and the Middle East and more than 17,500 employees worldwide. Since 2000, PRA has participated in approximately 4,000 clinical trials worldwide. In addition, PRA has participated in the pivotal or supportive trials that led to U.S. Food and Drug Administration or international regulatory approval of more than 95 drugs. To learn more about PRA, please visit www.prahs.com.

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Brunswick Exploration Begins Trading on TSX Venture Exchange

MONTREAL, Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Brunswick Exploration Inc. formerly Komet Resources Inc. (“Brunswick” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) has approved a change in the Company’s stock symbol trading on the TSXV.

Effective as of this morning, Tuesday, October 6, 2020, the Company’s common shares trade on the TSXV under the symbol “BRW” (TSXV:BRW). The previous trading symbol was “KMT”.

There is no action required by current shareholders in connection with this change and no change has been made to the Company’s share capital.

The Company has recently closed a non-brokered private placement of $1.6M in units and $1.7M in flow-through shares and is well positioned to begin its base metal exploration programs in Quebec and New Brunswick. A total of 117,287,368 common shares of the Company are currently issued and outstanding.

Mr. Robert Wares, Chairman and interim President of Brunswick, commented: “The restructuring of the Company is going very well with outstanding shareholder support. We are now poised to launch excellent exploration initiatives in Eastern Canada and are looking to acquire new projects for both base and precious metals”.

About Brunswick

The Company is a Montreal-based mineral exploration corporation listed on the TSX-V under symbol BRW. It has put its African assets for sale and is now focused on exploration and development of gold and base metal properties in Eastern Canada. Its short-term focus will be exploration for base metals in the Chibougamau region of Quebec and the Bathurst Camp in northern New Brunswick.

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Mr. Robert Wares, Chairman and interim President (r.wares@kometgold.com).

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Expereo acquires Globalinternet and consolidates global leadership in managed internet services market

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The world’s leading provider of Internet, Cloud access and SD-WAN solutions, Expereo, has announced the acquisition of Globalinternet, global supplier of managed Internet access services. The acquisition consolidates Expereo’s leadership in providing managed Global Internet and network connectivity solutions to its partners and multinational corporate customers.

Globalinternet’s capabilities further fuels Expereo’s rapid growth trajectory, following this year’s earlier acquisition of connectivity intelligence platform, Comsave. The investment not only evidences the company’s vision supported by APAX Partners, it also reflects its ambition to lead a revolution in Global Internet-based networking, where Internet access is simplified, optimized and within reach worldwide.

“It is a natural and exciting move for both companies,” says Irwin Fouwels, CEO of Expereo. “The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation processes where enterprises are revisiting their networking strategies. Having Globalinternet and Expereo’s capabilities combined allows us to support both enterprise customers and managed service provider (MSP) partners efficiently and at scale, benefiting from enhanced internet and cloud access services and a single best-in-class leading digital customer experience,” Fouwels explains.

“Joining forces with Expereo will further strengthen and accelerate our digital capabilities in providing managed Internet services, whilst also adding further service options for our customers such as enhanced cloud access services,” says Kees Bos, CEO of Globalinternet.

Digital transformation at the heart of businesses’ strategies

The rapid adoption of cloud-based applications and SD-WAN technologies puts Internet-based WANs at the center of multinational companies’ business models. Expereo is committed to simplifying the sourcing and management of such network solutions, whilst ensuring exceptional customer experience to cater to the needs of its MSP partners and multinational clients.

“The acquisition of Globalinternet evidences Expereo’s commitment to providing unmatched network connectivity and Cloud access solutions to our customers. We want to ensure that we will continue to earn their confidence by meeting their requests and improving our service capabilities,” concludes Fouwels.

About Globalinternet

Globalinternet is a managed Internet access provider, offering business-grade Internet access worldwide to carriers, MSPs and enterprises. Founded in 2012, with headquarters in Amsterdam, and offices in Sao Paulo and Manila, Globalinternet enables the transformation of enterprise networks.

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About Expereo

Expereo is the leading provider of managed network solutions, including Global internet connectivity, SD-WAN, and Cloud Acceleration services. Expereo is the trusted partner of 30% of Fortune 500 companies and powers enterprise and government sites worldwide, helping to enhance every business’ productivity with flexible and optimal Internet performance.

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About Apax Partners

Expereo was acquired by Apax Partners in 2018.

Apax Partners is a leading European private equity firm. With more than 45 years of experience, Apax Partners provides long-term equity funding to build and strengthen world-class companies. Funds managed and advised by Apax Partners exceed €4 billion. These funds invest in fast-growing middle-market companies across four sectors of specialization: Tech & Telecom, Consumer, Healthcare, and Services.



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