About Author : Pankaj Singh

Pankaj Singh

Pankaj Singh Develops content for Market Size Forecasters, Algosonline, and a couple of other platforms. A Post Graduate in Management by qualification, he worked as an underwriter in the UK insurance domain before deciding to switch his field of profession. With experience in technical and niche writing, he was encouraged to opt for a career in content writing and now pens down articles pertaining to market research, industry news and business trends.



Contribution by Pankaj Singh

Henkel acquires professional hair business of Shiseido in Asia Pacific

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA has reportedly completed the acquisition of Shiseido’s business of Professional hair. The business includes top brands of professional hair like Primience and Sublimic under the licensed brand of Shiseido Professional. ...

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H&M Group partners with Google Cloud to improve customer experience

Global fashion retailer H&M Group has reportedly announced a strategic partnership with Google Cloud to enhance customer experience. Under the collaboration, H&M will use the extensive data analytics capabilities of Google Cloud to secure ...

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Lulu Group plans USD 2.9 Billion investment to launch 91 new stores

Multinational conglomerate Lulu Group International has reportedly planned to invest USD 2.9 billion to launch 91 new stores and hypermarkets from 2020 to 2023. Lulu Group is one of the retailers that kept on expanding during the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Carat secures USD 10 Mn to launch MOOD tea across Woolworths stores

Media agency Carat has reportedly raised USD 10 million in pro-bono media inventory to launch MOOD tea across Woolworths stores. The launch comes following the announcement of the collaboration between the retail giant and MOOD tea. The campaign, ...

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March of Dimes opens new data-focused PRC at UC San Francisco

Nonprofit organization March of Dimes has reportedly opened a new PRC (Prematurity Research Center) at UCSF (UC San Francisco). This new PRC will focus on sharing prematurity data, electronic medical record research, and computational drug discove...

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Edgars partners with Pargo to reinforce online shopping services

Department store company Edgars has reportedly partnered with last-mile delivery company Pargo to reinforce its online shopping services through its click-and-collect offering. Customers can now order online and choose delivery at one of the 100 s...

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Walmart Connect forms strategic partnership with Omnicom Group

Walmart Connect, the media unit of Walmart, has reportedly announced a strategic agency partnership with Omnicom Media Group, the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc. The collaboration marks the first-of-its-kind deal between an agency ho...

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Canadian carrier Telus purchases LifeWorks for USD 2.2 Billion

Telus Communications Inc., a Canadian national telecom company, has reportedly agreed to purchase digital health specialist LifeWorks for USD 2.2 billion. The Toronto-based company offers cloud-based telehealth alongside in-person health services,...

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Medidata and Novotech extend partnership to scale clinical research

Dassault Systèmes subsidiary Medidata and leading CRO (contract research organization) Novotech have expanded their partnership to continue advancements in clinical research across different therapeutic areas. Leveraging Medidata’s Ra...

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Planned Parenthood to add staff to guide women through abortion hurdles

Abortion rights group Planned Parenthood is reportedly expanding its staff network to help or guide women through an increasingly complex and high-cost process to obtain an abortion across the United States. As per reports, Planned Parenthood regi...

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Biotech firm Mnemo Therapeutics announces launch of RHU program

Biotechnology company Mnemo Therapeutics has reportedly kicked off its participation in the Hospital-University RHU (Research in Health) program. Designed by the National Research Agency of France, the RHU funding underpins cross-institutional col...

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DocPanel to use icometrix’s portfolio to boost AI imaging capability

icometrix has recently announced that its icobrain portfolio has been selected by DocPanel for enhancing its AI imaging capability and modifying the market for patients with traumatic brain injury. The new collaboration – which marks the lar...

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The OR Foundation and SHEIN sign multi-year deal to launch EPR Fund

The OR Foundation, a Ghana and U.S-based non-profit organization, and online fashion retailer SHEIN have reportedly announced a multi-year agreement. This deal will enable the launch of SHEIN's EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) Fund. The ...

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Sensorion receives approval to initiate POC clinical trial of SENS-401

Leading clinical-stage biotech company Sensorion has reportedly received approval from the French regulatory authorities to initiate a POC (Proof of Concept) clinical trial of Arazasetron (SENS-401). A Phase 2a trial with SENS-401 will be conducte...

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SciNeuro Pharmaceuticals signs license & option agreement with GSK

Emerging biopharmaceutical company SciNeuro Pharmaceuticals has reportedly executed a global license and option agreement with pharma major GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The deal focuses on inhibitors of Lp-PLA2, an enzyme involved in the pathogenesis of...

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IKEA India plans to launch first store in Bengaluru in June 2022

Global home furnishings retailer IKEA India has reportedly planned to launch its first store in Bengaluru at Nagasandra on June 22nd, 2022. The big-format store will be linked to the Nagasandra metro station thereby supporting a comfortable and fa...

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SNAQ & Innovation Zed partner to enhance health results for diabetics

Irish MedTech company Innovation Zed has reportedly signed a global data integration and partnership agreement with SNAQ to improve health results for people with diabetes. Under the new agreement, Innovation Zed and SNAQ will jointly pursue to co...

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Amazon unveils first physical clothing store in Greater Los Angeles

E-commerce giant Amazon has reportedly opened Amazon Style, its first physical clothing store, in the Greater Los Angeles region. Amazon Style includes hundreds of brands selected by fashion designers and millions of consumers providing feedback w...

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Gorillas to lay off 300 employees & exit 4 markets to boost profitability

Berlin-based Gorillas has reportedly laid off 300 employees and is exiting four markets-Spain, Italy, Belgium, and Denmark-as the company looks to shift from hyper-growth to clear profitability. The company will now focus on its home region of Ger...

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KOR-based Hanmi Fine Chemical expands to high-tech CDMO services

Hanmi Fine Chemical, a Hanmi Pharmaceutical Group subsidiary, has reportedly expanded its business from existing APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) to high-tech CDMO services. Owing to the pandemic, the demand for synthetic, high-level bio-ph...

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UZ Brussel begins breast cancer treatment with Brainlab DIBH technology

Clinicians at UZ Brussel are reportedly the first to treat breast cancer patients with Brainlab’s new DIBH (Deep Inspiration Breath Hold) technology. The technology is developed to optimize SGRT and IGRT (surface guided and image-guided ther...

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NielsenIQ unveils SaaS solution to measure ROI & monetize assets

NielsenIQ Consumer LLC, an information services company, has reportedly launched NielsenIQ Activate, a SaaS (software-as-a-service) solution. This retail media solution will allow retailers to expedite revenue opportunities through comprehensive cus...

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Inmagene receives FDA IND approval for third-gen BTK inhibitor

Inmagene Biopharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biotech company, has reportedly announced that the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved its IND (investigational new drug) application for IMG-004 drug candidate. For the unversed, IMG-...

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Sectra inks contract with Kent and Medway Medical Imaging Consortium

Sectra AB, a leading medical imaging tech company, has reportedly inked an agreement with Kent and Medway Medical Imaging Consortium. The new contract will help a group of trusts provide faster diagnoses, deliver community diagnostics, and improve...

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Sabre Corporation acquires Nuvola to improve hospitality retailing

Travel tech firm Sabre Corporation has reportedly completed the acquisition of Nuvola, a guest engagement and hotel management software company, to enrich its hospitality retailing solutions. With this acquisition, Sabre intends to overcome the on...

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General Catalyst & Intermountain partner to drive innovation

Intermountain Healthcare and General Catalyst have reportedly entered a strategic collaboration to steer innovation across the consolidated health system. This collaboration would help the company to achieve objectives like the expansion of value-...

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Reliance Brands enters long-term franchise agreement with Tod’s

Reliance Brands Ltd (RBL), Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL)’s brand licensing arm, has reportedly signed a long-term franchise agreement with Tod's S.p.A, an Italian luxury, to retail the brand in India. With this agreement, RBL becomes the...

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Luxembourg-based Eurofins Scientific signs agreement with PAMM

Eurofins Scientific, a leading provider of bioanalytical testing services, inked an agreement with pathology lab diagnostics company Stichting PAMM Laboratoria voor Pathologie en Medische Microbiologie. Under the agreement, Eurofins commits to inv...

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Sidekick Health raises Series B growth funding of USD 55 Million

Sidekick Health, an Iceland-based digital healthcare business, has reportedly raised a Series B growth funding of USD 55 million. The latest round is initiated by Novator Ventures, a London-based VC firm, with participation from Frumtak Ventures, ...

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RISCS & Vizient announce pilot program to enhance pharma supply chain

RISCS Inc and Vizient Inc have reportedly announced a joint pilot program intended to enhance pharmaceutical supply chain resilience. Once executed, the program would utilize a rating system to allow the assessment of important aspects of an adapt...

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Kala Pharmaceuticals reveals Phase 1b clinical trial data for KPI-012

Kala Pharmaceuticals Inc., a commercial-stage biopharma company, has reportedly presented data from the Phase 1b clinical trial of KPI-012, its cell-free secretome therapy for treating impaired healing-driven severe ocular diseases. According to p...

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The U.S. govt plans to ramp up Covid-19 antiviral pill distribution

The federal pharmacy program allows pharmacies to distribute antiviral treatment by sourcing free treatments from the U.S. government U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is reportedly planning to boost access to Covid-19 antiviral drug...

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Shanghai Langsheng announces clinical trial approval of LX101 injection

Shanghai Langsheng Biotechnology Co. Ltd has reportedly announced the clinical trial application of LX101 injection for treating patients with inherited retinal degenerations (IRD) associated with Rpe65 biallelic mutation. This approval was given ...

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Singapore-based Ordinary Folk raises USD 5 Mn in pre-Series A round

Ordinary Folk, a telehealth startup based in Singapore, has reportedly secured USD 5 million in a pre-Series A round of funding led by Monk’s Hill Ventures. The proceeds from this round will be used for expanding business operations and hiring ...

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Morado raises $5M to accelerate growth in Colombia and beyond

Morado, an operator of a B2B marketplace for the beauty and wellness industry, has reportedly secured a pre-seed funding round worth $5 million. This funding round has been co-led by H20 Capital Innovation and Tiger Global Management, along with par...

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Kate McLeod enters retail partnership with Sephora to expand footprint

Kate McLeod has reportedly announced a retail collaboration with Sephora.com to expand its footprint. The company, which was founded by a pastry chef turned beauty entrepreneur Kate McLeod, is well known for its plastic-free, zero-waste, and waterle...

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Clipboard Health secures USD 80 Million over two funding rounds

Clipboard Health, an app-based healthcare marketplace, has reportedly secured USD 80 million over two rounds, a Series B round of USD 50 million in 2021 and a Series C round of USD 30 million this year. These funding rounds will take the valuation o...

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Next & group of investment companies purchase JoJo Maman Bébé

JoJo Maman Bébé, a maternity wear and baby clothing retailer, has reportedly been purchased by high-street firm Next along with a group of investment firms. Next has acquired nearly 44% of the company’s shares, whereas the remain...

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Sectra inks contract with NYGH to offer enterprise imaging solution

Sectra, a medical imaging IT and cybersecurity firm, has reportedly inked a contract with North York General Hospital (NYGH) in Toronto, Canada. Notably, NYGH will adopt the radiology and breast imaging modules as well as VNA (vendor-neutral ar...

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Ecomm firm Meesho lays off 150 employees to revamp grocery business

Meesho, the Facebook-e-commerce firm, has reportedly laid off around 150 employees from its grocery division, which was revamped and rebranded as Meesho Superstore a week ago. The Bengaluru-based company has planned to consolidate its grocery divisi...

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FlipGive unveils end-to-end financial management & fundraising platform

FlipGive has reportedly unveiled an end-to-end platform for team fundraising, finances, and budgeting. This continues FlipGive’s objective to increase the affordability and accessibility of sports for youth across North America. Recognizing an...

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POTUS Biden directs HHS to initiate federal efforts for long COVID

President Joe Biden has reportedly directed the HHS (Health and Human Services) Department to initiate a national effort to understand, diagnose, and treat long COVID. Xavier Becerra, the Secretary of HHS stated that he will lead a federal council t...

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CanSino mRNA vaccine nabs clinical trial approval from NMPA in China

CanSino Biologics Inc. has reportedly announced that it received clinical trial approval from NMPA (National Medical Products Administration) for its COVID-19 mRNA vaccine in China. Pre-clinical trial outcomes showcased that the COVID-19 mRNA vaccin...

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HLDS Inc unveils IoT operating platform HL-DP™ for smart retail

Hitachi-LG Data Storage Inc (HLDS) has reportedly launched HL-DP™, an IoT operating platform, for smart retail. The HL-DP™ platform is based on the IoT device management standard LwM2M that not only offers the display of sensor collected...

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KVK Tech and Sen-Jam partner to develop COVID-19 oral therapy

KVK Tech has reportedly signed a strategic partnership with Sen-Jam Pharmaceutical to develop, produce, supply, and license oral treatment of COVID-19. The firms will operate simultaneously with the completion of their Phase II clinical trials to ge...

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CommentSold acquires SRS analytics suite to empower retailers

Social commerce platform CommentSold has recently announced the acquisition of Social Retail Success (SRS). Following the deal, the advanced business analytics suite of SRS will help retailers optimize sales, manage customer relationships, and plan a...

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Bracco Imaging enters collaboration agreement with Philochem

Philochem, Philogen Group’s subsidiary, and Bracco Imaging S.p.A. have reportedly signed a collaboration and license agreement to develop and promote a small organic molecule for imaging applications. Bracco and Philogen share an Italian herit...

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Kohl’s receives preliminary buyout offers from several parties

American department store retailer Kohl’s has reportedly confirmed that it has received several preliminary buyout offers from parties interested in taking over the retail chain. The chain stated that the propositions are non-binding and witho...

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Care Studio allies with MEDITECH to create value in healthcare

Care Studio, the healthcare data platform of Google, has reportedly established a new partnership with MEDITECH, a prominent leader of EHR systems, to create value in the healthcare sector. This announcement was made a week ago at the HIMSS (Healthc...

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Ulta Beauty and IRI to establish strategic multiyear collaboration

IRI®, a leading data analytics firm, has reportedly announced a strategic, multiyear partnership with Ulta Beauty, the largest beauty retailer in the U.S., to improve perspective on the beauty market. Under the partnership, Ulta Beauty will use ...

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Polybion develops first bacterial cellulose biomanufacturing plant

Polybion has reportedly announced the world’s first bacterial cellulose biomanufacturing plant as well as successfully closed a Series A funding round of USD 4.4 million led by Blue Horizon. At full capacity, the industrial-scale solar-powered...

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Highgate partners with MINA Group & Patric Yumul to launch TableOne

Highgate, a leading company in hospitality investment and management, has reportedly launched TableOne Hospitality, a new collaboration with MINA Group and Patric Yumul. MINA Group is the restaurant group led by Michael Mina, a Michelin-Star Chef wh...

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Biopharma firm Impact Therapeutics completes Series D1 financing

Impact Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, has reportedly announced the completion of its Series D1 financing. Dingxin Capital, C&D EMERGING CAPITAL, CCBT, Sam Isaly-led Exome Asset Management are some of the new investors that took part ...

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WuXi ATU launches TESSA™ technology to enhance cell & gene therapies

WuXi Advanced Therapies, a fully owned subsidiary of WuXi AppTec, has reportedly launched TESSA™ (Tetracycline-Enabled Self-Silencing Adenovirus). This technology is an advanced process for scalable, transfection-free manufacturing of AAV (ade...

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Walmart partners with Space NK to launch prestige beauty products

Walmart Inc. has reportedly partnered with British retailer Space NK to introduce Prestige Beauty products to Walmart.com and almost 250 Walmart stores throughout the nation this summer. The distinct partnership, dubbed BEAUTYSPACENK, uses the size ...

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Walmart unveils AI-powered virtual try-on feature Choose My Model

Walmart Inc. has reportedly launched an AI-powered virtual clothing try-on technology Choose My Model to Walamrt.com and the retailer’s mobile app. The feature, now in its beta version, will now enable Walmart consumers to choose a model that ...

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DispatchHealth, ACC to boost in-home cardiovascular care capabilities

America’s first all-inclusive in-home high acuity medical provider DispatchHealth has reportedly announced a partnership with The American College of Cardiology (ACC) to improve the lives of patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. A un...

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Reliance continues acquisition spree with takeover of Abraham & Thakore

Reliance has reportedly acquired Abraham & Thakore, a label known to contemporize Indian craft traditions, in continuation of its recent spree of taking over domestic labels. The Delhi-based firm will be the latest Indian label to get an investm...

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Microsoft extends carrier infrastructure offerings through Azure

Microsoft Corporation has reportedly announced an expansive range of carrier infrastructure services through Azure. These services were announced at the Mobile World Congress organized this week which includes private 5G enterprise networks. This mo...

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Anta & HAI ROBOTICS to unveil third warehouse automation project

HAI ROBOTICS, a global leader in ACR (Autonomous Case-handling Robotic) system for warehouse logistics has launched a new project in warehouse automation with Anta, a leading sportswear brand. The new project will be unveiled in April in the Xiamen-...

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Thermo Fisher Scientific & Moderna announce a 15-year partnership

Moderna Inc., a leading biotech company, and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a leading science services provider, have reportedly announced a 15-year strategic partnership agreement. The collaboration will allow the committed large-scale production of...

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Wachter signs deal to bring PORTL hologram units in client locations

Wachter, Inc., a technology integrations company, has reportedly entered an agreement to put PORTL hologram units across its client locations. PORTL hologram displays are enabled with AI, IoT, voice activations, touchscreens, facial recognition, and...

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Signifier Medical Technologies awarded HCPCS codes for eXciteOSA

Signifier Medical Technologies LLC has reportedly announced that CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) has set two new Level II HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) codes. These codes represent eXciteOSA, the first FDA-appro...

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Clipper Logistics to be taken over by GXO Logistics for USD 1.27 Bn

Clipper Logistics, a warehousing firm that considers Asda, Morrisons, Marks & Spencer, and John Lewis among its customers, has agreed to be taken over by GXO Logistics for £940 million. The board of the Leeds-based company unanimously appr...

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Innovent completes first patient dosing of modular CAR-T cell product

Innovent Biologics Inc., a top-class biopharma company that manufactures, develops, and promotes high-quality medicines, has reportedly announced the dosing of the first patient for its universal IgG-based modular Claudin 18.2-targeting CAR-T (chimer...

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Dis-Chem chooses ciValue to develop a personalization program

Dis-Chem has reportedly chosen ciValue, the leading provider of brand collaboration and personalization platforms, to develop its customer-centric personalization program. With a distinct solution to attain at-scale customer engagements in real-time...

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M&S to raise minimum wage and offer free health checks to workers

British retail company Marks & Spencer (M&S) is reportedly planning to increase its minimum pay to $13.5 (£10) an hour, up by more than 5%. Apart from offering a hike in the minimum wage, the retailer is also intending to provide free h...

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ATI Physical Therapy granted three-year accreditation by NCQA

ATI Physical Therapy, America’s largest provider of single-branded outpatient physical therapy, has reportedly been granted a three-year accreditation from the NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance). This accreditation was awarded for...

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Amazon India partners with Invest India & IIA to launch ODOP Bazaar

Amazon India has reportedly partnered with the Indian Industries Association (IIA) and Invest India to unveil one district one product (ODOP) Bazaar on its online platform. The India ODOP Bazaar will comprise hundreds of Geographical Indication (GI)...

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Belkin partners with AAMAAL to launch two dedicated stores in Oman

Belkin International, a leading provider of consumer electronics, has reportedly partnered with AAMAAL LLC to open two exclusive stores in Oman. The stores, situated at the City Centre Qurum and the Mall of Oman, showcase the distinct and latest ran...

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PharmaLex announces merger with Ascent to extend reach in Asia

PharmaLex Group, a service provider for medtech, biotech, and pharma industries globally, has reportedly merged with Tokyo-based biopharma services provider Ascent Development Services. The merger provides access to an impressive client portfolio an...

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FedEx & Port of Hueneme team up to ease U.S. supply chain issues

FedEx Corporation has reportedly established a new partnership with the Port of Hueneme to address issues arising in the U.S. supply chain. Through this new collaboration, households in the United States will find replenishment of essential products...

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Scripps Research & Bridge Biotherapeutics form two-year collaboration

Bridge Biotherapeutics Inc. and Scripps Research have reportedly formed a two-year research partnership to discover and identify the advanced reactive group that focuses non-cysteine residues to unravel new druggable sites in high-value therapeutic t...

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Dolce & Gabbana to establish new beauty business worth USD 1.1 Billion

Dolce & Gabbana, the Italian luxury fashion house, has reportedly planned to move its beauty business in-house by establishing Dolce & Gabbana Beauty for nearly €1 billion (USD 1.1 billion). By January 2023, the company will assume compl...

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Celltrion submits IND application to initiate Phase III clinical trial

Celltrion Group has reportedly filed an IND (Investigational New Drug) application to perform a global Phase III clinical trial. The trial will assess the safety and efficacy of an inhaled antibody cocktail therapy for COVID-19 patients with mild-to...

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