Market Updates

Testing Market Outsourcing
September, 2018

OverviewTechnical advancements in application development and management changes are transforming the testing processes for organizations. Agile methodology is being adopted for various testing disciplines. The trend of overall IT services spending across the globe is decreasing impacting the outsourcing market and focusing on deploying in-house resource for managing overall IT functions. Software service testing and product engineering testing services contributes to the total testing services market.< [...]

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Telecom Analytics - Creating value for Telecom Organizations
September, 2018

With continuously evolving needs of a large customer base, telecommunication companies are facing constant pressure to deliver new and innovative services at lower costs, to maintain and expand their global footprint. Additionally, with the added pressure of increasing competition, telecom operators need to ensure continuous research and development of new revenue streams to meet subscriber expectations.However, it is essential that the telecom operators plan and embark upon an ideal transformational journey along with their [...]

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Korean Consortium to Acquire Silicones Maker Momentive
September, 2018

Korean Consortium is an investment group in Korea, which is acquiring silicones maker Momentive (Waterford, New York) at a valuation of $3.1 billion together with the assumption of debt as well as pension and other post-retirement benefits. The Korean Consortium includes private equity firms such as chemical maker KCC Corporation in Seoul; Wonik QnC Corporation in Gumi, South Korea; and SJL Partners in Seoul.Momentive is considered to be one of the largest silicones and silanes producers globally. It also has a strong footho [...]

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Performance Polymers Production Site to be Constructed by Mitsubishi
September, 2018

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo & taken care by Masayuki Waga, is planning to construct its subsidiary “Ryoka Performance Polymers (Chengdu) Co., Ltd.” for producing performance polymers in Chengdu, China. The construction is of the new production plant, which is estimated to start in 2018 and complete by 2019. The new production site will manufacture PVC slush powder utilized for making automotive interior panel skin and other various parts.Mitsubishi has two other production faci [...]

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Stem Cells, A Potential Alternative to Replace Animal Testing in Toxicity Studies
September, 2018

Preclinical testing typically includes testing in animals to determine whether a drug candidate is toxic. Animal studies has its own limitations such as ethical concerns and also some studies point out that animal studies can predict toxicity correctly in only 70% of cases, which makes researchers lose valuable time and resources investigating the wrong drugs. Stem cells are emerging as an alternative to animal testing in recent years. The biggest impact to date of induced pluripotent stem cell technology is not regenerative medicine, but in ma [...]

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Alzheimer’s Diseases: Challenges in Development of Drugs
September, 2018

Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the common cause of dementia that results in partial memory loss and affects the person's behavior. It is an increasing healthcare problem of widespread magnitudes. Regardless of many struggle and investment, the development of an effective disease altering drug to treat or avoid Alzheimer’s has resulted in many letdowns. Developing new medications is important for tackling the disease, but the development process of taking them from an initial knowledge to patients is as composite.& [...]

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US to Impose Tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese Imports, may add more
September, 2018

The US President Donald Trump recently announced that the US will enforce tariffs on $200bn worth of imports from China, which mainly include plastics and petrochemicals. The tariff is effectively from 24 September, initially it will start with 10%, which rise to 25%, by 1 January.He threatened that if China takes what the administration considers to be retaliatory actions, then another round of tariffs worth $267bn [...]

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India’s - Personal Data Protection Act, 2018
September, 2018

Right to privacy is a fundamental right which makes it essential to protect personal data. Unless and until there has been given explicit consent by an individual, personal data cannot be processed or shared. In India until now, the protection offered by privacy laws against misuse of personal data did not met the expectation and proved to be inadequate.The establishment of Personal Data Protection Act, 2018 essentially makes individual consent vital for data sharing. This Data Protection bill was released on 27th [...]

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Fast-Tracking The Development of Next-Generation Vaccines for Global Disease Prevention
September, 2018

Vaccines have transformed human health by providing specific, long lasting protection and even eradicating widespread of diseases such as polio and small pox. The development of single vaccine requires at least 10 years and millions of dollars, but the toughest challenge often lie in the timing and delivery. One can’t afford a decade long of development as we have seen the emergence of new virus’s outbreaks as in the case of Ebola and Zika in recent years which had a devastating effect on many affected communities. So, it is necessa [...]

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Sangamo Therapeutics Stock Drops
September, 2018

Sangamo Therapeutics Inc. stock dropped 23.6% on 6th September 2018, after the company released early results from a gene-editing trial for a rare metabolic disorder called Hunter syndrome. Shares continued their fall on 7th September, dropping 4.6%.

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