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TripleBlind Expands into Asia Pacific to Accelerate Data Collaboration Opportunities among Enterprises

New Data Privacy and Clean Room Solution Creates Growth Opportunities through Monetizing Highly Regulated Data, Available Now through AFIN’s API Exchange Marketplace; Names Alvin Tan Director of Business Development, APAC

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TripleBlind, creator of a rapid, efficient and cost effective data privacy and clean room solution based on breakthroughs in advanced mathematics, announced today its solution is now available for enterprises operating throughout much of South Asia and Australia. TripleBlind enables enterprises to enforce the most current data privacy standards, such as Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) and is initially available through the ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) API Exchange (APIX) Marketplace.

“ASEAN economies are projected to double GDP between now and 2030, reaching $4 trillion, with 140 million new consumers and representing 16% of the world’s consumers,” said Riddhiman Das, co-founder and CEO of TripleBlind. “We see an outstanding opportunity to work with enterprises to leverage and monetize the regulated data they possess to take advantage of the opportunities this growth creates.”

TripleBlind Commits to APAC

Asia Pacific-based enterprises have recognized the possibilities of growing their businesses by leveraging all available data while working to comply with the increasingly complex and rigorous data protection and cybersecurity compliance required by different countries. The unique nature of TripleBlind’s technology platform allows organizations to stay compliant with PDPA, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other regional data residency regulations.

Additionally, to drive TripleBlind’s expansion into the Asia-Pacific region, the company has brought in Alvin Tan as director of business development, APAC. Alvin has nearly a decade of experience developing, executing and managing sales and business strategy in Asia, Australia and the U.S.

“Total worldwide data is expected to swell to 175ZB by 2025; the sheer volume of untapped data in the Asia-Pacific market has the power to create unprecedented growth opportunities for businesses around the world,” said Tan. “TripleBlind’s next-generation cryptographic, efficient and scalable data privacy and virtual clean room solution allows Asia-Pacific financial institutions to stay compliant with different regulatory standards by preserving privacy and security of raw data.”

Collaboration with AFIN’s APIX Marketplace

TripleBlind will initially be available through the APIX Marketplace, a global cloud-based platform that enables financial institutions and fintech companies to discover one another on a curated global marketplace, design experiments collaboratively and deploy innovative solutions quickly at a lower cost. It also includes the APIX Global Fintech Marketplace where a member can ideate on business problems and search for pre-built solutions.

How TripleBlind Works

IBM estimates that enterprises are unwilling to share 93% of their data with other companies for collaboration purposes due to government regulation and privacy concerns. TripleBlind turns this “dark data” into a valuable revenue source without introducing risk or liability, enabling novel AI/ML/analytics applications. TripleBlind allows enterprises to collaborate and gain new insights from regulated and private data, without decrypting it.

TripleBlind’s next-generation cryptographic, efficient and scalable data privacy and data clean room solution replaces the three most common workarounds to this problem today: complex legal contracts that stifle collaboration, data anonymization and identification solutions, and other technologies such as homomorphic encryption, differential privacy and secure enclaves.

Potential Market Benefits

TripleBlind’s rapid, efficient and cost effective data privacy and data clean room solution unlocks new opportunities in a wide range of applications, such as:

  • Competitive financial institutions can collaborate for mutual benefits such as developing better anti-money laundering and privately using each other’s data to achieve an overall reduction in fraud and attain higher levels of compliance,
  • Remote hospitals can now get sophisticated diagnostic algorithms safely as well as more easily enforce compliance with local and regional privacy standards,
  • Operators of complex equipment, such as airlines, can predict the useful life of complex systems, such as engines and tap into data previously unavailable, such as that of supply chain parts suppliers, to improve predictive analysis.

To learn more about TripleBlind’s offerings for the Asia-Pacific market, contact Alvin Tan at alvin@tripleblind.ai or on LinkedIn.

About TripleBlind

TripleBlind’s patented breakthroughs in advanced mathematics arm organizations with the ability to share, leverage and monetize regulated data, such as PII and PHI, and mission-critical enterprise data, such as tax returns and banking transactions. It unlocks the estimated 105 petabytes of data stored by enterprises today that are inaccessible and unmonetized due to privacy concerns and regulations. With TripleBlind, decision makers generate new revenue for their organizations by gaining deeper insights faster, creating improved modeling and analysis, and collaborating more effectively with customers and partners and even competitors, while enabling enterprises to enforce today’s regulatory standards, such as HIPAA, GDPR and PDPA.

For more information, please visit tripleblind.ai.

Contact

Victoria Guimarin
UPRAISE Marketing + Public Relations for TripleBlind
tripleblind@upraisepr.com
415.397.7600

 

Brunswick Exploration Outlines Program for 2021

MONTREAL, Jan. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Brunswick Exploration Inc. (“BRW” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce its planned exploration program for 2021. The Company’s projects include the highly prospective Fundy Gold Project and the Bathurst Mining Camp (BMC) Option both located in New Brunswick as well as the Waconichi VMS Project located near Chibougamau in Quebec.

New Brunswick

Fundy Gold Project – Gold-Silver-Copper

  • Ongoing prospecting across the entire property. Since consolidating this grass-roots project in late 2020, BRW began a prospecting program targeting high priority areas along the Fundy Shear Zone, a major deep-rooted fault corridor hosting multiple showings of gold-silver-copper vein mineralization. The prospecting and sampling program will be expanded in 2021 to cover the entire 45 kilometres strike length of the project area. The first set of results, comprising of 130 grab samples, are anticipated by the end of the month.
  • Results from soil sampling at Rogers Lake and trenching at Little Lepreau expected in the next three weeks. Both areas were optioned by BRW in October 2020 (see press release dated October 27 2020). At Rogers Lake, 2,000 soil samples were taken (every 25m with a line spacing of 100m) covering an area of 500 hectares. The soil geochemical program covered the highly prospective Seven Mile Lake mylonite along the Belleisle Fault. Additional trenching, mapping and prospecting at Lepreau and Rogers Lake identified more veining that resulted in the collecting of 92 channel samples.

BMC Option– Base Metals

  • Borehole EM survey at Key Anacon. In early January 2021, the Company began a five hole, 4,800m down hole EM survey targeting the deep portions of the Key Anacon Titan Deposit. The existing resource at the Titan Deposit (0.29 Mt grading 4.36% Zn, 1.57% Pb, 0.65% Cu and 38.80 g/t Ag in the indicated category and 0.98 Mt grading 4.12% Zn, 1.62% Pb, 0.78% Cu and 42.90 g/t Ag in the inferred category) is constrained from surface to a depth of approximately 550 meters. Of note, historical drill hole KA-01-15B, one of the holes to be pulsed, intersected mineralization (10.03% ZnEq over 13.00m) roughly 550m below the current resource boundaries of the Titan Deposit.
  • Drilling along the Brunswick Belt in late Q2. The new lithological model along the Brunswick Belt from Brunswick No.12 to Gilmour South has generated new target areas that are completely unexplored. Many of these target areas were unknown to previous operators and represent the culmination of extensive compilation work over the previous three years. This model will be wireframed in Q1 and includes 50 geological sections spanning 3-4 kilometers over a strike length of 22 kilometers. Many of the targets have coincident resistivity, electromagnetic, magnetic, gravity and/or geochem anomalies.

Quebec

Waconichi VMS Project – Base Metals

  • Airborne gravity gradiometry survey to be completed in H1. BRW has identified a number of promising EM targets across the property and will utilize the gravity survey to further prioritize targets across the project.

Mr. Killian Charles, President of BRW, commented: “With the closing of two over-subscribed financings in late 2020, we are well positioned to advance a robust exploration program across all our projects in Eastern Canada. I look forward to see the results from our 2020 soils, channel, and prospecting programs at our Fundy Gold Project. Since the initial staking in October 2020, we have increased the Fundy Gold Project land package to roughly 53,000 hectares. This area has many hallmarks of well-endowed gold camps but has seen very limited exploration work. We expect 2021 to be rich in catalysts, as we explore for the next precious and base metals discoveries in Eastern Canada.

About Brunswick Exploration

The Company, formerly Komet Resources Inc., is part of the Osisko Group of companies and is a Montreal-based mineral exploration venture listed on the TSX-V under symbol BRW. It is in the process of selling all of its African assets and is now focused on exploration and development of gold and base metal properties in Eastern Canada. Current projects include gold-polymetallic vein systems in southern New Brunswick (Fundy Gold Project) and base metals VMS in Northern New Brunswick (Bathurst Mining Camp) and in the Chibougamau region of Quebec (Waconichi).

Investor Relations/information

Mr. Killian Charles, President (info@BRWexplo.com)

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. Forward-looking information involves risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events, results, performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, capital and operating costs varying significantly from estimates; the preliminary nature of metallurgical test results; delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, environmental or other project approvals; uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future; changes in equity markets; inflation; fluctuations in commodity prices; delays in the development of projects; the other risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry; and those risks set out in the Corporation’s public documents filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although the Corporation believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. The Corporation disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Relay Medical and Fio Corporation Announce Launch of High-Throughput COVID-19 ‘Mobile Testing Toolkit’ Capable of Processing 100 Tests Per Hour

  • Relay & Fio announce the launch of Fionet’s mobile, high-throughput COVID-19 rapid testing solution, for on-site rapid testing in high-volume settings
  • Fionet’s high-throughput modular configuration is capable of processing up to 100 COVID-19 rapid antigen tests per hour with only 2 Fionet devices and 2 personnel, and can easily be scaled into the 1000s per hour with additional devices & personnel
  • The solution is well positioned to support the growing demand for high-volume testing solutions for airports, sports & entertainment events, workplaces, schools, etc.
  • This solution is designed to turn around tests in as little as 20 minutes and requires a small physical footprint to allow processing at the point of sample collection
  • A growing body of research demonstrating the feasibility of using rapid antigen tests in airports including recent positive interim results from WestJet-YVR COVID-19 rapid testing study, where “results indicate that a rapid antigen testing approach is feasible for use in departing air travellers.”1

TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Relay Medical Corp. (“Relay” or the “Company”) (CSE: RELA, OTC: RYMDF, Frankfurt: EIY2) and Fio Corporation (“Fio”) – together Fionet Rapid Response Group (“FRR”) – announce the launch of its high-throughput COVID-19 rapid testing solution, using its Fionet technology, to administer on-site COVID-19 rapid testing and real-time tracking in high-volume settings like airports, sports & entertainment events, workplaces and schools.

Fionet’s high-throughput COVID-19 testing & tracking solution is a complete toolkit enabling rapid testing in high-volume settings using antigen-based rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). The high-throughput toolkit acts as a “mobile testing lab”, enabling efficient onsite processing of RDTs, data capture and reporting in a variety of community-settings. A single modular processing setup, with optimized workflows, requires two Fionet mobile testing devices, 2 personnel, and tabletop accessories to process up to 100 rapid antigen tests per hour. The flexibility of Fionet allows output to easily be scaled to handle over 1,000 tests per hour with additional devices and personnel, making it a solution for nearly any type of RDT testing program. In addition, the solution is designed to turn around test results in as little as 20 minutes, for minimal wait times and disruptions to travel journeys.

“We are extremely excited to launch our Fionet high-throughput rapid testing solution to help support the growing demand for rapid testing in high-volume settings like airports, workplaces and schools. Our solution is designed to be scalable and affordable, both of which are critical to enable a dramatic scale up COVID-19 testing & tracking,” said Dr Michael Greenberg, CEO of Fionet Rapid Response Group and CEO of Fio Corporation.

With this solution, FRR is well positioned to capitalize on the growing opportunity for rapid COVID-19 testing solutions in industries that have been crippled by restrictions due to the pandemic. There is growing pressure to ramp up rapid testing capacity at places like airports, cruise ships, arenas, workplaces, and schools. This has become increasingly important with multiple reports of a new, faster spreading COVID-19 variant making its ways around the world.

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1 Interim Results of the WestJet-YVR COVID-19 Rapid Testing Study

“Widespread rapid testing combined with real-time data tracking can be a powerful tool to proactively screen individuals and help prevent transmission so communities can begin to reopen with confidence and ultimately save both lives and livelihoods. There is a growing body of research that has demonstrated how rapid testing can be very useful, even in demanding settings like airports,” said Yoav Raiter, CEO, Relay Medical Corp.

Recently, Canada’s top two airlines, Air Canada and WestJet have announced plans to further reduce capacity and headcount, on top of major cuts made last year. Air Canada is cutting an additional 1,700 jobs and will now be operating at just 20% capacity compared to Q1 20192. This is on a backdrop of growing research demonstrating the feasibility of using rapid antigen tests in airports and other high-volume settings to screen travellers for COVID-19. Just this week, positive interim results were published from a WestJet-Vancouver International Airport COVID-19 rapid testing study, reporting that “results indicate that a rapid antigen testing approach is feasible for use in departing air travellers”, “participant feedback was resoundingly positive” and “the research team found that the test itself only takes around 15 to 20 minutes”.1

In addition, the CDC recently issued an order starting Jan 26, 2021, all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to present the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. Both NAAT or antigen tests will be accepted.3

SUBSCRIBE: For more information on Relay or to subscribe to the Company’s mail list visit: https://www.relaymedical.com/news

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CBC News: Air Canada cutting about 1,700 jobs as it reduces capacity in response to pandemic restrictions
3 CDC Order for COVID-19 testing for all air passengers arriving in US

About Relay Medical Corp.
Relay Medical is a MedTech innovation Company headquartered in Toronto, Canada focused on the development of novel technologies in the diagnostics and AI data science sectors.

Website: www.relaymedical.com

About Fio Corporation
Fio Corporation, privately held and headquartered in Toronto, developed and markets the world’s first integrated guidance & tracking IT platform for decentralized healthcare settings, a new category of solution that raises healthcare quality and lowers healthcare costs. The platform enables average healthcare workers in clinics to deliver a new level of quality-controlled diagnostic testing and case management. Simultaneously, as an automated by-product of its clinical use, the platform captures and provides unprecedented frontline data to remote supervisors and stakeholders, enabling real-time remote tracking, insight distribution, and intervention. Fio operates globally in partnership with local distribution, service, and support organizations and also partners with other companies that license its technologies.

Website: www.fio.com

Contact:
W. Clark Kent
President
Relay Medical Corp.
Office. 647-872-9982 ext. 2
TF. 1-844-247-6633 ext. 2
investor.relations@relaymedical.com
Bernhard Langer
EU Investor Relations
Office. +49 (0) 177 774 2314
Email: blanger@relaymedical.com

Forward-looking Information Cautionary Statement

Except for statements of historic fact, this news release contains certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities law. Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by words such as “plan”, “expect”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate” and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements including, but not limited to delays or uncertainties with regulatory approvals, including that of the CSE. There are uncertainties inherent in forward-looking information, including factors beyond the Company’s control. There are no assurances that the commercialization plans for the technology described in this news release will come into effect on the terms or time frame described herein. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information if circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions should change except as required by law. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties that could affect financial results is contained in the Company’s filings with Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available at www.sedar.com

PureCircle and Almendra Resolve U.S. Patent Litigation

stevia plants

stevia plants

CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PureCircle and Almendra reached an amicable settlement in a patent dispute in the United States relating to Almendra’s Steviarome® products and use thereof.

As of December 31, 2020, PureCircle and Almendra voluntarily resolved the litigation with all claims and counterclaims subsequently being dismissed.

As part of the settlement, Almendra signed a license agreement with PureCircle, which allows Almendra to continue selling its Steviarome® flavor ingredients worldwide. All other terms of the agreement remain confidential.

Enquiries:

Jackson Pillow, PureCircle Communications Manager
Email: Jackson.Pillow@purecircle.com
Phone: +1 (630) 256 8394

Kimberly Hunter, Almendra CFO
Email: Kimberly.H@almendra.com
Phone: +1 (708) 926-5403

About PureCircle

PureCircle is the leading producer and innovator of great-tasting stevia sweeteners and flavor modifiers for the global beverage and food industry. PureCircle combines advanced R&D with full vertical integration from farm to high-quality, great-tasting innovative stevia ingredients.

The Company collaborates with farmers who grow its proprietary stevia varieties, and with food and beverage companies which seek to improve their low- and no-calorie formulations using plant-based, non-GMO ingredients.

For more information, visit: www.purecircle.com

About Almendra

Almendra is a privately held natural sweetener and flavor ingredients company focused on the food and beverage industry’s need for great tasting natural, clean label solutions.

The company’s teamwork, innovation, IP and know-how allow it to develop industry-leading sweet taste solutions and to deliver flavors with modulating properties that address complex taste challenges of sugar reduced foods and beverages.

Headquartered in Singapore, Almendra manufactures in Thailand for sale to customers around the globe.

More information about Almendra is available at www.almendra.com

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OSRAM Signs Supply and Commercial Agreement With LeddarTech for Automotive LiDAR and ADAS

OSRAM’s PERCEPT™ LiDAR platform

LeddarTech® and OSRAM® announce they have entered into a long-term agreement where LeddarTech will provide their industry-leading LiDAR hardware and software components into OSRAM’s PERCEPT™ LiDAR platform.

QUEBEC CITY and MUNICH, Germany, Jan. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, a global leader in Level 1-5 ADAS and AD sensing technology and OSRAM, the global leader in automotive lighting and laser systems, are pleased to announce they have entered into a long-term agreement. LeddarTech will provide their industry-leading LiDAR hardware and software components into OSRAM’s PERCEPT™ LiDAR platform.

The PERCEPT LiDAR platform is the first flexible solid-state LiDAR platform engineered with a strict focus on industrialization and automotive qualification. In a clear Tier 2 role, OSRAM wants to offer a mid- to long-range platform to OEMs, Tier 1s, and system integrators that can be adapted for their specific application.

This partnership targets to deliver the industry’s first automotive-grade ADAS and eventually fully autonomous driving systems at mass-market pricing.

“Early in 2017, OSRAM recognized LeddarTech’s promising technological LiDAR approach based on unique software and hardware components and therefore invested $70 million to become a major shareholder,” said Dr Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG. “Since then, we have committed over $70 million more on developing LiDAR products, which has allowed OSRAM to offer LiDAR solutions to Tier 1s and OEMs that meet their cost and performance requirements for mass deployment.”

OSRAM’s PERCEPT LiDAR integrates LeddarTech’s LeddarEngine™, which is comprised of a family of highly integrated system-on-chips and related LiDAR measurement software that are ISO 26262 and significantly reduces system cost and development time. Combined with OSRAM’s laser products and optical module design and industrialization expertise, the PERCEPT LiDAR platform is the most versatile and highest performance LiDAR available at a cost that can enable volume deployment of ADAS systems integrating LiDAR.

OSRAM and LeddarTech will also collaborate to deliver perception software solutions that deliver an enhanced 3D environmental model using the PERCEPT LiDAR. These solutions will be based on LeddarTech’s perception technology, including raw data sensor fusion. This technology further contributes to deliver enhanced and cost-efficient ADAS systems through the fusion of cost-efficient LiDAR, cameras, and radar and with lower overall system computing power.

“LeddarTech is honored by the commitments expressed by OSRAM, one of the most respected and by far the largest lighting automotive suppliers in the world. OSRAM’s presence selling into every major OEM with the PERCEPT LiDAR platform will transform the automotive industry and enable mass deployment of ADAS systems, leading to a significantly safer and vastly enhanced user experience,” stated Mr. Charles Boulanger, CEO of LeddarTech. “OSRAM is one of the most respected automotive suppliers for optical systems and is positioned to be one of the leading suppliers of automotive LiDAR solutions.” Mr. Boulanger continued: “LeddarTech’s expertise in LiDAR, sensor fusion, and perception technology, combined with OSRAM’s industrialization competencies and their track record in delivering highly reliable and quality automotive modules, is destined to be the model of a winning partnership for the industry.” Mr. Boulanger concluded that he believes that the Tier 1 automotive suppliers, supported by technology providers such as LeddarTech, will dominate the market for LiDAR sensing systems just as they have with radar and other sensing platforms.

About OSRAM

OSRAM, based in Munich, is a leading global high-tech company with a history dating back more than 110 years. Primarily focused on semiconductor-based technologies, their products are used in highly diverse applications ranging from virtual reality to autonomous driving and from smartphones to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. OSRAM uses the endless possibilities of light to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities. OSRAM’s innovations enable people all over the world not only to see better, but also to communicate, travel, work, and live better. OSRAM had approximately 21,000 employees worldwide as of end of fiscal 2020 (September 30) and generated revenue of around three billion euros from continuing activities. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED 400; trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at www.osram.com.

About LeddarTech

LeddarTech is a leader in environmental sensing platforms for autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems. Founded in 2007, LeddarTech has evolved to become a comprehensive end-to-end environmental sensing company by enabling customers to solve critical sensing and perception challenges across the entire value chain of the automotive and mobility market segments. With its LeddarVision™ sensor-fusion and perception platform and its cost-effective, scalable, and versatile LiDAR development solution for automotive-grade solid-state LiDARs based on the LeddarEngine™, LeddarTech enables Tier 1-2 automotive system integrators to develop full-stack sensing solutions for autonomy level 1 to 5. These solutions are actively deployed in autonomous shuttle, truck, bus, delivery vehicle, smart city/factory, and robotaxi applications. The company is responsible for several innovations in cutting-edge automotive and mobility remote-sensing applications, with over 95 patented technologies (granted or pending) enhancing ADAS and autonomous driving capabilities.

Additional information about LeddarTech is accessible at www.leddartech.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Contact:
Daniel Aitken, Vice-President, Global Marketing, Communications, and Product Management, LeddarTech Inc.
Tel.: + 1-418-653-9000 ext. 232
daniel.aitken@leddartech.com

Leddar, LeddarTech, LeddarEngine, LeddarVision, LeddarSP, LeddarCore, VAYADrive, VayaVision, and related logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of LeddarTech Inc. and its subsidiaries. All other brands, product names, and marks are or may be trademarks or registered trademarks used to identify products or services of their respective owners.

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Amlan International Names Harold Zhou as Regional Operations Director for China

Harold Zhou

Harold Zhou, Regional Operations Director for China, Amlan International.

CHICAGO, Jan. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Amlan International, a global leader in mineral-based feed additives that improve the intestinal health and efficiency of poultry and livestock, has named Harold Zhou as the new Regional Operations Director of China. Zhou is based in Amlan’s sales office in Shenzhen, China.

In this position, Zhou will work to further build Amlan’s business presence in China and develop a plan that ensures long-term customer value and profitability. He will support Amlan’s mission to bring its natural feed additive solutions to producers and distributors in the Chinese market.

“Harold’s experience in developing strong relationships and successfully implementing business strategies will provide Amlan the opportunity to accelerate sales growth and provide even stronger customer service in China,” says Fred Kao, Vice President of Global Sales, Amlan International. “Harold shares Amlan’s mission to provide producers with innovative animal protein solutions and exceptional customer service. We are thrilled to have him join our team.”

Zhou has a wealth of industry experience, from working as a veterinarian helping customers diagnose and treat livestock diseases to technical service and sales positions where he developed marketing campaigns and built key customer relationships for various animal health companies. Most recently, he worked as the Sales Director in China for a well-known, global pedigree broiler breeding company, where he developed a national sales strategy and led sales and technical teams to serve key customers in the region. Previously, he held sales and technical services positions at other prominent animal health companies, developing sales tactics and leading new animal health product introductions in the country.

Zhou is a graduate of Si Chuan Agriculture University with a bachelor’s degree in Veterinarian science and a masters in Clinic Veterinary Science.

“With its expertise in leveraging our owned, unique proprietary mineral-based technology, Amlan is at the forefront of developing and introducing natural mineral-based feed additive solutions that enhance animal health and efficiency and improve the quality of animal protein,” says Dan Jaffee, President & CEO, Oil-Dri Corporation of America. Jaffee also serves as President and General Manager of Amlan International. “We’re pleased to have Harold on board to further establish partnerships with key customers and distributors in China to help them maximize their production operations.”

Company Information

Amlan International offers mineral-based feed additives to poultry and livestock producers. Amlan is the animal health business of Oil-Dri Corporation of America, leading global manufacturer and marketer of sorbent minerals. Oil-Dri leverages over 80 years of expertise in mineral science to selectively mine and process their unique mineral to remove impurities from fluids, including the processing of edible oils and purification of jet fuel. Oil-Dri Corporation of America doing business as “Amlan International” is a publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ODC). Amlan International sells feed additives across the world. Product availability may vary by country, associated claims do not constitute medical claims and may differ based on government requirements.

Reagan Culbertson
Media Contact
press@amlan.com

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Malaysia to work with Indonesia on discovery of body at Pulau Rupat

Malaysia will work with Indonesia for confirmation on the discovery of a body at Pulau Rupat, Indonesia which is believed to be that of one of two fishermen feared drowned on Jan 13.

Melaka police chief, Datuk Abdul Majid Mohd Ali said it was too early to make any confirmation or speculation as the information available and investigation were still at the early stage.

He said Malaysian police needed at least a week to get confirmation on the matter as it involved several processes and the investigation was to be conducted by the Indonesian police since the body was found there.

‘’The police have obtained preliminary information on the discovery but we have to screen it again and will cooperate with the Indonesian police and this requires further and more detailed investigation.

‘’We will only make an application to bring home the body as soon as the investigation by the Indonesian police is completed,’’ he told reporters after a food and drink kits contribution programme to roadblock frontliners at the Air Keroh Toll Plaza, here, today.

The food and drink kits, contributed by Melaka UMNO, were handed over by its Liaison Committee chairman and Melaka Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman, Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh for 928 police officers and personnel involved in manning roadblocks and COVID-19 standard operation procedure (SOP) compliance monitoring.

Based on the initial information obtained, Abdul Majid said the body was believed to be that of one of the fishermen who went missing in Pulau Undan recently and a Malaysian driver’s licence was found on the fully-dressed body which had been decomposing for three to four days.

He said a search and rescue (SAR) operation began on Sunday to find the two fishermen but was stopped yesterday based on the stipulated SOP of the SAR.

Today, a viralled 14-second video showed a body in red shirt and black pants believed to be that of a local fisherman who was feared drowned, in the waters of Indonesia. A driving licence belonging to Ahmad Norizan Mohamad, 37, was also found on the body.

Bernama had reported that two fishermen, Ahmad Norizan Mohamad, 37, and Irwan Radjab, 47, were feared drowned while out fishing in the Straits of Melaka, near Pulau Undan, on Jan 13.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency