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Kite, a Gilead Company, and Sangamo Therapeutics Announce Collaboration to Develop Next-Generation Engineered Cell Therapies for the Treatment of Cancer

22 02 2018

SANTA MONICA, Calif. & RICHMOND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kite, a Gilead Company (Nasdaq:GILD) and Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:SGMO) today announced the companies have entered into a worldwide collaboration using Sangamo’s zinc finger nuclease (ZFN) technology platform for the development of next-generation ex vivo cell therapies in oncology. Kite will use Sangamo’s ZFN technology to modify genes to develop next-generation cell therapies for autologous and allogeneic use in treating different cancers. Allogeneic cell therapies from healthy donor cells or from renewable stem cells would provide a potential treatment option that can be accessed directly within the oncology infusion center, thus reducing the time to infusion for patients. Under the terms of the agreement, Sangamo will receive an upfront payment of $150 million and is eligible to receive up to $3.01 billion in potential payments, aggregated across 10 or more products utilizing Sangamo’s technology, based on...

NewAir to Attend 2018 International Home + Housewares Show

22 02 2018

"The International Home + Housewares Show is one of the biggest shows of the year for manufacturers and buyers to connect," said Jordan Tanner, Director of Sales & Product Sourcing at NewAir. "We’re really excited to show off our best compact appliances and to help buyers to discover new products." CYPRESS, Calif. February 22, 2018 NewAir Appliances announces its booth (Lakeside Booth #12658) at the 2018 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago this spring. The show is sponsored by the International Housewares Association and takes place at McCormick Place from March 10 through March 13. "The International Home + Housewares Show is one of the biggest shows of the year for manufacturers and buyers to connect," said Jordan Tanner, Director of Sales & Product Sourcing at NewAir. "We’re really excited to show off our best compact appliances and to help buyers to discover new products." NewAir will be one of 2,000 exhibitors on hand to demonstrate the latest solutions...

IDACORP, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2017 Results, Initiates 2018 Earnings Guidance

22 02 2018

BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 22, 2018 -- IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE: IDA) recorded fourth quarter 2017 net income attributable to IDACORP of $38.9 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, compared with $33.2 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2016. IDACORP reported 2017 net income attributable to IDACORP of $212.4 million, or $4.21 per diluted share, compared with $198.3 million, or $3.94 per diluted share, in 2016. Idaho Power Company, IDACORP's principal operating subsidiary, reported fourth quarter 2017 net income of $37.2 million, compared with $28.9 million for the same period in 2016, and 2017 net income of $206.3 million, compared with $189.2 million in 2016. "Many factors contributed to IDACORP's tenth consecutive year of earnings growth," said IDACORP President and CEO Darrel Anderson. "Strong economic activity in our region, productive regulatory outcomes, and continued prudent oversight of our operating expenses helped lift our operating income." IDACORP...

Protein Ingredients Market Worth $48.77 Billion by 2025 | CAGR: 7.4%: Grand View Research, Inc.

22 02 2018

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HyperX Brings Latest Gaming Gear to Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice 2018

22 02 2018

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HyperX®, a division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., today announced sponsorship and participation at IEM Katowice 2018 in Katowice, Poland. During the event, HyperX will exhibit and showcase a range of gaming product demos at the IEM EXPO, including its latest gaming peripherals. CS:GO World Championship will commence with group play on February 27-28, March 1, 16 teams will compete for 6 spots in the Playoffs in group play, followed by Playoff Round 1 on March 2, Playoff Semi Finals on March 3 and the Grand Final on March 4; winners will be take home a piece of the $500,000 prize pool. The biggest StarCraft 2 tournament of the year within IEM will start February 26 with a round of 76 double elimination brackets of 16 players. 12 players advance to next round, and they’ll be joined by 12 players from the online qualifiers; round of 24 starts March 1 with 4 groups of 6 players, round robin format with 3 players from each group advancing...

Loyale Healthcare Announces Expanded Partner Strategy, Promotes Grattan Smith to Lead Effort

22 02 2018

Grattan Smith, EVP, Channel Strategies - Loyale Healthcare "Loyale Inside™ will enable our business partners to address their clients' needs of increasing patient-pay collections, reducing costs, and improving the overall patient experience. I'm honored to have the opportunity to play a prominent role fulfilling Loyale's commitment to this important market LAFAYETTE, Calif. February 22, 2018 Loyale Healthcare today announced that it had promoted Grattan Smith to the role of Executive Vice President, Channel Strategies to lead in the execution of Loyale's expanded partner initiative. Mr. Smith, a 25-year industry veteran with credentials that include leadership roles at Physician Computer Network (PCN); Siemens/Shared Medical Systems; and McKesson-RelayHealth, has led the successful execution of similar indirect business strategies. Loyale's partnership initiative was developed jointly by Mr. Smith and Loyale's leadership team to respond to the rapid...

Breast Pumps Market Size Worth $1.74 Billion By 2025 | CAGR: 7.8%: Grand View Research, Inc.

22 02 2018

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Revived California Plant Celebrates Production of Low-Carbon Biodiesel

22 02 2018

An open house and ribbon-cutting today drew supporters to celebrate the reopening of Agron Bioenergy, a biodiesel production facility in Watsonville, California. Our access to affordable agricultural materials that score low on carbon intensity and our desire to participate in the growing California biodiesel market made this facility purchase a good business decision. WATSONVILLE, Calif. February 22, 2018 A shuttered Monterey Bay-area plant has opened its doors again, manufacturing a cleaner-burning biofuel that will help meet California’s low carbon fuel demands. An open house and ribbon-cutting today drew supporters from the Midwest to the California coast to celebrate the reopening of Agron Bioenergy, a biodiesel production facility in Watsonville, California. Western Iowa Energy, LLC, recently purchased the plant, idled in 2016. The company is based in Wall Lake, Iowa. Biodiesel, a fuel for diesel engines, significantly reduces greenhouse gases compared to fossil fuels....

Robert J. McKennon and McKennon Law Group PC Receive Top Attorneys Awards

22 02 2018

After representing insurance companies for 24 years and now representing policyholders against them, it is a great honor to be recognized individually and as a law firm. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. February 22, 2018 Bad Faith Insurance and ERISA litigation attorney Robert J. McKennon, founder of McKennon Law Group PC, which represents policyholders in their insurance disputes with insurers, was recently named a 2018 Southern California Super Lawyer – Insurance Coverage. McKennon also received Top 100 Insurance Lawyers in the State of California for 2018 recognition by the American Society of Legal Advocates, which he has received every year since 2013. “After representing insurance companies for 24 years and now representing policyholders against them, it is a great honor to be recognized individually and as a law firm for the strong commitment to our clients in getting their life, medical and disability insurance claims paid,” said McKennon. McKennon appeared in the January 2018...

Lloyd’s of London should Unfriend ENGOs – Befriend Facts in Climate Change Battle says Friends of Science

22 02 2018

"Carbon dioxide is not a control knob that can fine tune climate" - Judith Curry, Atmospheric Scientist, Georgia Tech “Unfriend ENGOs-Befriend Facts” rebuts the climate catastrophe claims of the ENGO campaign against coal Past News Releases RSS CALGARY, Canada February 22, 2018 Lloyd’s of London announced on Jan. 21, 2018 that it would enact a coal exclusion policy from its investment strategy, as reported in The Guardian, apparently in response to a persistent “Unfriend Coal” climate change campaign by a group of large Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGOs) like Greenpeace which included the publishing of various scorecards and a direct attack on Adani group of companies and the Carmichael coal mine in Australia. Friends of Science have issued a new report entitled “Unfriend ENGOs-Befriend Facts” which rebuts the climate catastrophe claims of the ENGO campaign against coal. Friends of Science dismisses the hyperbolic language of the ENGO campaign,...

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