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VITROS® XT 7600 Integrated System from Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Receives CE Mark, Bringing Innovative New Approach to Clinical Lab Management

Novel diagnostic technology enables powerful data intelligence, operational improvements and other enhancements in the lab

RARITAN, New Jersey, July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Ortho Clinical Diagnostics today announced that it has received CE mark for Ortho’s VITROS® XT 7600 Integrated System. By combining Ortho’s proprietary dry slide technology with sophisticated digital imaging capabilities and the potential to perform two separate lab tests simultaneously, Ortho is introducing digital chemistry to clinical lab management.  Digital chemistry brings powerful data intelligence, operational improvements and heightened quality to the lab to help clinical laboratories keep pace with a rapidly evolving global health care environment, without requiring additional lab space.

VITROS® XT 7600 Integrated System from Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

“Ortho’s VITROS® XT 7600 harnesses the power of our proprietary dry slide technology to deliver even more enhanced, high-quality test results, higher throughput and an improved patient experience, all within the lab’s existing physical footprint,” said Robert Yates, chief operating officer of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. “It’s a fundamental change to the way labs operate.”

The digital chemistry behind Ortho’s VITROS® XT 7600 is based on three enabling technologies:

  • Dry slide technology.  Unlike traditional wet chemistry systems, which require highly purified water and complex plumbing systems to operate, Ortho’s proprietary dry slide technology does not require water to run.  This eliminates the risk that poor water quality could impact test results.
  • MicroSlide.   A full testing environment on a postage-stamp-sized piece of film enables precise and accurate testing in a waterless environment.
  • Digital imaging technology.  Advanced optics glean significantly more information from testing than has been possible to date, enabling better precision and powerful data intelligence functions in the lab.

In addition, Ortho’s VITROS® XT 7600 increases productivity, with less patient blood sample required, by introducing multi-test processing – the potential to offer two tests per slide instead of one — to clinical chemistry. With XT MicroSlides1, the instrument will provide the ability to pair tests that are frequently ordered for the same patient so they can be run simultaneously. This saves time and space in the lab, and reduces the amount of blood needed for testing, an important advantage for vulnerable patients or those with venous access issues.

“We are an internationally renowned laboratory where quality comes first. The Ortho technology is stable and filters out most common interferences to deliver a high first-pass yield and minimal reruns,” said Phil Craddock-Jones, lab manager, Sheffield Children’s Hospital in the UK. “Ortho’s VITROS® Systems don’t require water to run, which reduces the risk of water contamination.”

The Ortho VITROS® XT 7600 Integrated System has received CE Mark signifying conformance to applicable European Union regulatory requirements and is now available for purchase in numerous countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

About Ortho’s VITROS® Systems
The VITROS® Chemistry, Immunodiagnostics and Integrated Systems from Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is a portfolio of products and patented enabling technologies which help clinical laboratories diagnose, monitor and treat disease.  VITROS® Products are engineered to help clinical laboratories with organizational, operational and economic challenges.

About Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is a global leader of in vitro diagnostics serving the clinical laboratory and immunohematology communities. Across hospitals, hospital networks, blood banks and labs in more than 125 countries and territories, Ortho’s high-quality products and services enable health care professionals to make better-informed treatment decisions. For the immunohematology community, Ortho’s blood typing products help ensure every patient receives blood that is safe, the right type and the right unit. Ortho brings sophisticated testing technologies, automation, information management and interpretation tools to clinical laboratories around the world to help them run more efficiently and effectively and improve patient care. Ortho’s purpose is to improve and save lives with diagnostics, and it does that by reimagining what’s possible. This is what has defined Ortho for more than 75 years, and it’s what drives Ortho forward. For more information, visit www.orthoclinicaldiagnostics.com.

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GCP Hospitality, a member of Gaw Capital Partners, expands its footprint in Europe through a joint venture with Omega Capital by acquiring Hospes Hotel Group in Spain

HONG KONG, July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Real estate private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners today announced that the firm, through its European Hospitality Fund I managed by GCP Hospitality, acquired a 50% stake in Spain’s leading boutique hotel brand, Hospes Hotel Group, of which its total asset is valued at EUR125 million, forming a joint venture with a Spanish investment company, Omega Capital.

Hospes Hotel Group is a highly respected brand in Spain with 10 properties. The group is recognized as a highly acclaimed brand and operator within the luxury and heritage boutique hotel segment.

Each hotel has been crafted in an artisan fashion, combining elements of heritage, design, local textures and technology together.

Hospes’ luxury boutique hotels are situated in various prime locations across Spain, including Madrid, Alicante, Granada, Valencia, Mallorca, Cordoba, Seville, Caceres and Salamanca. The properties are in close proximity to some of Spain’s most prominent historical sites, each designed by respected and renowned architects to create their own unique atmosphere and style. Their facilities, including bars and restaurants, wellness centers and spas, have received 5-star ratings.

Goodwin Gaw, Chairman and Managing Principal of Gaw Capital Partners, said, “We are delighted to form a joint venture with Omega Capital through our European Hospitality Fund I managed by GCP Hospitality to acquire a 50% stake in Hospes Hotel Group. Entering the Spanish market with one of Spain’s most distinguished entrepreneurs marks an important milestone for Gaw Capital Partners and its hospitality platform, GCP Hospitality, as we look to expand our presence in Europe and tap the abundant opportunities in one of the world’s most popular tourism markets. We will further expand the Hospes brand by opening more properties in tourist areas and strategic cities within Spain and Southern Europe.”

Christophe Vielle, CEO & Co-Founder of GCP Hospitality, said, “We are thrilled to expand our hotel portfolio to Europe. The acquisition of Hospes Hotel Group is a testament to GCP Hospitality’s strong track record of successfully launching and operating top-of-the-range hotels and hospitality brands. With a very positive outlook for the continent’s tourism industry, we are actively exploring ways to expand our portfolio in Europe. We will leverage the reputation of Hospes Hotel Group as well as our international network to increase the brand’s footprint.”

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About GCP Hospitality

GCP Hospitality runs over 39 properties with 7,450 keys worldwide with an enviable reputation in the hospitality industry for providing hotel management, asset management, and business development services of the highest standard. GCP Hospitality’s expertise has a global reach, with regional offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Perth, San Francisco Singapore and Yangon. Current brands include Hotels G, The Strand Hotel & Cruise, Campus Co-Living Hubs, Hospes Hotels (JV in Spain) and Journal Hotels (JV in USA). GCP Hospitality is the hospitality arm of Gaw Capital Partners, a private equity fund management company focusing on adding strategic value to under-utilized properties in global market.

About Omega Capital

Omega Capital is an investment company whose shareholder is Mrs. Alicia Koplowitz. Its investment activities cover a broad range of assets globally. It has long term investments in public and private companies as well as in commercial property — hotels, offices and retail — both in Europe and in the US.

Is Your Region Ready for a Next Generation Hyperloop? Arrivo Announces US $1 Billion of Project Financing.

LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Arrivo announced today a strategic partnership with Genertec America, Inc. (“GTA”), an affiliate of China National Technical Imp. & Exp. Corp. (“CNTIC”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ChinaGeneral Technology (Group) Holding Co., Ltd (“GENERTEC”).  As part of the agreement, GTA will make available to a qualifying project owner a US$1 Billion line of credit to fund the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a project which utilizes Arrivo’s products.  This US$1 Billion line of credit is available for projects worldwide.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_7puzzo90/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

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“Arrivo provides a unique solution for regional mobility and a great complement to high speed rail and airports. We are excited to be an early partner in the deployment of mobility systems utilizing Arrivo’s transformative technology,” says Yalin Li, President of Genertec America Inc. “We look forward to many opportunities to build this new mode of transportation in regions around the world.”

Arrivo has projects advancing in many regions.  “The demand for urban mobility is increasing, and technologies such as autonomous vehicles will only increase demand,” notes Arrivo CEO Brogan BamBrogan.  “We expand the supply side of this equation with our high-throughput corridors.  We are extremely excited to have Genertec as a partner to help bring commercially viable, high-speed, and zero emissions transportation to markets around the world.”

Arrivo is dedicated to increasing the capacity of available vehicle miles traveled (VMT) of urban regions while at the same time eliminating traffic congestion.  Arrivo guideways are capable of 10 times the vehicle throughput of ordinary highways and can operate multiple product types, including public transit and package delivery vehicles.  To minimize deployment cost, the technology can utilize existing transportation corridors.

“Arrivo is focused on commercializing the core technology and working with strategic partners to achieve external goals such as financing and the delivery of transportation projects,” added Andrew Liu, President of Arrivo. “The Genertec Group has become a global leader in developing, financing, and constructing innovative transportation, energy, and infrastructure projects.  This partnership will provide project owners – public or private, domestic or international – an available source of financing to fund construction and purchase of Arrivo products.”

About GENERTEC
Genertec, a Fortune Global 500 company with more than $22 billion in revenue in 2017, is a state-owned enterprise based in Beijing and one of six directly affiliated enterprises of the former Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation. The Genertec Group has numerous domestic and international operating subsidiaries, including three listed companies, and core businesses that include trade, engineering, construction, technical service consulting and advanced manufacturing. It has delivered dozens of infrastructure projects ranging from high speed rail and highways to power plants and stadiums, in China and many other countries.

About CNTIC
CNTIC is a large scale state-owned enterprise with main businesses in technology trade, project contracting and project management integrated service. In 1998, the company became a wholly-owned subsidiary of China General Technology (Group) Holding Ltd.  In the past 60 years, CNTIC has cumulatively completed over 7,000 projects with total contract value of more than USD $110 Billion covering the areas of energy, transportation, communication, petrochemical, metallurgy, building materials, machinery, electronics, pharmaceuticals, agricultures, forestry and education etc.  CNTIC has strong ability in the fields of marketing, business integration, project management, project engineering, investing and financing.  CNTIC has strategic partnership agreements with various cities in China to facilitate the introduction of new technologies into the local markets.

About Arrivo:
Arrivo is an engineering-led technology company building the first commercially viable, hyperloop-inspired technology to eliminate traffic. With Arrivo’s system, passengers and goods can seamlessly reach their destinations in a short amount of time with no complicated transfers. To learn more about Arrivo, please visit www.arrivo-loop.com or follow @ArrivoLoop.

Is Your Region Ready for a Next Generation Hyperloop? Arrivo Announces US $1 Billion of Project Financing.

LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Arrivo announced today a strategic partnership with Genertec America, Inc. (“GTA”), an affiliate of China National Technical Imp. & Exp. Corp. (“CNTIC”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ChinaGeneral Technology (Group) Holding Co., Ltd (“GENERTEC”).  As part of the agreement, GTA will make available to a qualifying project owner a US$1 Billion line of credit to fund the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a project which utilizes Arrivo’s products.  This US$1 Billion line of credit is available for projects worldwide.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_7puzzo90/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

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“Arrivo provides a unique solution for regional mobility and a great complement to high speed rail and airports. We are excited to be an early partner in the deployment of mobility systems utilizing Arrivo’s transformative technology,” says Yalin Li, President of Genertec America Inc. “We look forward to many opportunities to build this new mode of transportation in regions around the world.”

Arrivo has projects advancing in many regions.  “The demand for urban mobility is increasing, and technologies such as autonomous vehicles will only increase demand,” notes Arrivo CEO Brogan BamBrogan.  “We expand the supply side of this equation with our high-throughput corridors.  We are extremely excited to have Genertec as a partner to help bring commercially viable, high-speed, and zero emissions transportation to markets around the world.”

Arrivo is dedicated to increasing the capacity of available vehicle miles traveled (VMT) of urban regions while at the same time eliminating traffic congestion.  Arrivo guideways are capable of 10 times the vehicle throughput of ordinary highways and can operate multiple product types, including public transit and package delivery vehicles.  To minimize deployment cost, the technology can utilize existing transportation corridors.

“Arrivo is focused on commercializing the core technology and working with strategic partners to achieve external goals such as financing and the delivery of transportation projects,” added Andrew Liu, President of Arrivo. “The Genertec Group has become a global leader in developing, financing, and constructing innovative transportation, energy, and infrastructure projects.  This partnership will provide project owners – public or private, domestic or international – an available source of financing to fund construction and purchase of Arrivo products.”

About GENERTEC
Genertec, a Fortune Global 500 company with more than $22 billion in revenue in 2017, is a state-owned enterprise based in Beijing and one of six directly affiliated enterprises of the former Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation. The Genertec Group has numerous domestic and international operating subsidiaries, including three listed companies, and core businesses that include trade, engineering, construction, technical service consulting and advanced manufacturing. It has delivered dozens of infrastructure projects ranging from high speed rail and highways to power plants and stadiums, in China and many other countries.

About CNTIC
CNTIC is a large scale state-owned enterprise with main businesses in technology trade, project contracting and project management integrated service. In 1998, the company became a wholly-owned subsidiary of China General Technology (Group) Holding Ltd.  In the past 60 years, CNTIC has cumulatively completed over 7,000 projects with total contract value of more than USD $110 Billion covering the areas of energy, transportation, communication, petrochemical, metallurgy, building materials, machinery, electronics, pharmaceuticals, agricultures, forestry and education etc.  CNTIC has strong ability in the fields of marketing, business integration, project management, project engineering, investing and financing.  CNTIC has strategic partnership agreements with various cities in China to facilitate the introduction of new technologies into the local markets.

About Arrivo:
Arrivo is an engineering-led technology company building the first commercially viable, hyperloop-inspired technology to eliminate traffic. With Arrivo’s system, passengers and goods can seamlessly reach their destinations in a short amount of time with no complicated transfers. To learn more about Arrivo, please visit www.arrivo-loop.com or follow @ArrivoLoop.

Relex Lead Performer of Top 900 Cryptocurrencies

PHILADELPHIA, July 24, 2018/PRNewswire/ —

Relex, the Real Estate Development token (RLX), has emerged as the top performer on a Year-to-date basis among the 900 crypto cryptocurrencies with valuations over $200k USD, as listed by CoinMarketCap (https://coinmarketcap.com/ ).

The research revealed that Relex widely outperformed the industry, with over $290 billion dollars in capital as of July 24th (over 99% of the entire cryptocurrency market) having received a lesser return than that of Relex holders on a YTD basis. Since January 2018, Relex has delivered a YTD 12,200% return to investors. In the absence of industry standard data, the research was conducted by an in-house team. Relex attributed the increase in value of the token in part from the company’s participation in the April 2018 Yalta International Economic Forum. Relex was one of only two crypto companies invited to speak by the organizers. Several other initiatives have followed, and Relex has sustained market appreciation since then.

The strong management team of Relex includes two anti-fraud specialists and an IRS enrolled agent as CFO, as well as emerging market experts with due diligence experience.

Relex also announced today the establishment of an infrastructure starter initiative aimed at municipal authorities across global markets. The initiative will be funded by approximately 20% of Relex reserves (RLX), effective today. The Relex management team has pledged their commitment to support, maintain, and grow the present market valuation, which stands at US$ 9 million on a total supply basis. This initiative will go active on September 1st 2018, and in a linked move Relex is currently seeking a performance bond provider.

In the initial stages, Relex has emerged as a niche coin respected within the crypto community, and it is now preparing to embrace the wider commercial arena of real estate investors and potential investors by applying blockchain technology. This facilitates speedy cross-border transactions with checks and balances.

US Contact: Jason Toncic, j.toncic@relex.io

Eurasia Contact: Artem Dorokhov, a.dorokhov@relex.io, Phone:(856)-673-4035

Source: Relex

Qatar Beach Handball Team qualifies for second round of World Championship in Kazan

Kazan, Qatar Beach Handball Team qualified for the second round of the 8th Beach Handball World Championship, which kicked off yesterday in Kazan, Russia, and continues until July 29 after beating Australia and Denmark.

Qatar won the first match against Australia 2-0, and won the second match against Denmark with the same result.

The Qatari team will play against Oman on Wednesday at the end of the preliminary round matches. They are playing in Group C alongside the teams of Oman, Australia and Denmark, while Group A includes Croatia, Iran, Uruguay and Argentina, and Group B includes Spain, Hungary, Vietnam and New Zealand, and Group D Brazil, Russia, America and Sweden.

The Qatari handball team is seeking a new achievement in the current championship, which is the fifth consecutive participation of the team in the World Championship starting from the 2010 edition in Turkey where the team won the tenth place, and then the 2012 edition in Oman and finished in seventh place, and in Brazil 2014, where the team finished third, and finally the 2016 version in Hungary, where Qatar finished third.

The Qatari team had qualified for World Beach Handball Championship in Kazan after winning the sixth Asian Championship in Thailand last year for the fourth time in a row. (QNA)

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

Qatar Beach Handball Team qualifies for second round of World Championship in Kazan

Kazan, Qatar Beach Handball Team qualified for the second round of the 8th Beach Handball World Championship, which kicked off yesterday in Kazan, Russia, and continues until July 29 after beating Australia and Denmark.

Qatar won the first match against Australia 2-0, and won the second match against Denmark with the same result.

The Qatari team will play against Oman on Wednesday at the end of the preliminary round matches. They are playing in Group C alongside the teams of Oman, Australia and Denmark, while Group A includes Croatia, Iran, Uruguay and Argentina, and Group B includes Spain, Hungary, Vietnam and New Zealand, and Group D Brazil, Russia, America and Sweden.

The Qatari handball team is seeking a new achievement in the current championship, which is the fifth consecutive participation of the team in the World Championship starting from the 2010 edition in Turkey where the team won the tenth place, and then the 2012 edition in Oman and finished in seventh place, and in Brazil 2014, where the team finished third, and finally the 2016 version in Hungary, where Qatar finished third.

The Qatari team had qualified for World Beach Handball Championship in Kazan after winning the sixth Asian Championship in Thailand last year for the fourth time in a row. (QNA)

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

Qatar Beach Handball Team qualifies for second round of World Championship in Kazan

Kazan, Qatar Beach Handball Team qualified for the second round of the 8th Beach Handball World Championship, which kicked off yesterday in Kazan, Russia, and continues until July 29 after beating Australia and Denmark.

Qatar won the first match against Australia 2-0, and won the second match against Denmark with the same result.

The Qatari team will play against Oman on Wednesday at the end of the preliminary round matches. They are playing in Group C alongside the teams of Oman, Australia and Denmark, while Group A includes Croatia, Iran, Uruguay and Argentina, and Group B includes Spain, Hungary, Vietnam and New Zealand, and Group D Brazil, Russia, America and Sweden.

The Qatari handball team is seeking a new achievement in the current championship, which is the fifth consecutive participation of the team in the World Championship starting from the 2010 edition in Turkey where the team won the tenth place, and then the 2012 edition in Oman and finished in seventh place, and in Brazil 2014, where the team finished third, and finally the 2016 version in Hungary, where Qatar finished third.

The Qatari team had qualified for World Beach Handball Championship in Kazan after winning the sixth Asian Championship in Thailand last year for the fourth time in a row. (QNA)

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee