About Author : Saipriya Iyer

Saipriya Iyer

Saipriya Iyer develops content for Market Size Forecasters, Algosonline, and myriad other platforms. A computer engineer by profession, she ventured into the field of writing for the love of playing with words. Having had a previous experience of 3 years under her belt, she has dabbled with website content writing, tech writing, promotional writing, business writing, and more. Currently, she pens down articles related to the latest business trends, market research, and industry news.



Contribution by Saipriya Iyer

Flipkart launches Voice Assistant for enhanced shopping experiences

Flipkart, an Indian e-Commerce company, has reportedly launched the Voice Assistant platform on Supermart, its grocery store, to simplify the buying experience of the users. The voice assistant has been developed by the in-house technology team. It w...

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lockheed-taqnia-to-build-new-ground-systems-for-saudi-arabia

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, a renowned RNAi therapeutics firm, has reportedly announced positive Phase 3 outcomes from the company’s ILLUMINATE-A study for assessing lumasiran, its investigational RNAi therapeutic candidate targeting HAO1 (hydroxy...

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FSD Pharma reveals temporary FDA approval to submit IND for FSD-201

FSD Pharma Inc. has recently announced the temporary approval from the U.S. FDA to submit an IND (Investigational New Drug) application for FSD-201 (ultramicronized PEA or palmitoylethanolamide). This will be used for the treatment of COVID-19 diseas...

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URMC to initiate clinical trials to test HCQ in COVID-19 treatment

URMC researchers are going to join a couple of new national clinical trials in the coming week to be able to test if hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), which is essentially an anti-malarial drug approved by the FDA, will be able to keep the patients suffering...

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Russia to start clinical trial of novel COVID-19 vaccine in 2 weeks

Russia has recently announced its plan to start the clinical trials of the potential COVID-19 vaccine within a period of two weeks. The health ministry in Russia has recently informed about the approval from the authorities to commence the trial pro...

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AdaptHealth enters definitive deals to acquire Solara & ActivStyle

AdaptHealth Corp. has recently entered two separate definitive agreements for the acquisition of Solara Medical Supplies, LLC and ActivStyle, Inc. AdaptHealth is a leading home medical supplies, equipment, and other related services provider in the U...

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Ambani’s JioMart unveils a new website to deliver orders across India

Jio Platforms, the top telecom operator along with Jio Retail, which is the top retail chain has recently unveiled JioMart’s new website and has begun taking orders in a large amount from tier 1, tier 2 and metro cities that also include Chenna...

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Omada enters $30M acquisition deal with digital health company Physera

Omada Health, which has raised nearly $57 million in funding, has reportedly acquired a digital health company, Physera. It provides remote physical therapy to its customers. The coronavirus pandemic has led to an increased demand for online care se...

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UIC enrolls patients to second trial to assess potential COVID-19 cure

The University of Illinois at Chicago, has reportedly announced that it has started the patient enrolling process for a second clinical study to assess the efficacies of the drug, remdesivir, as an effective treatment for the coronavirus. Funded by ...

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DiaMedica announces positive outcomes of ReMEDy study for AIS

DiaMedica Therapeutics, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical firm that develops novel therapies for neurological disorders and kidney diseases, has reportedly announced positive top-line outcomes from the company’s Phase II study in AIS (acute ische...

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Sanofi will offer its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine to the U.S.

The company has collaborated with GlaxoSmithKline Plc to conduct this vaccine development project. French pharmaceutical giant, Sanofi has been making tremendous advancements in COVID-19 vaccine development. Recently, the biotech made a groundbreaki...

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Glenmark initiates Favipiravir Phase 3 clinical study for COVID-19

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited has reportedly begun the process for Favipiravir’s phase 3 clinical trials among the patients with coronavirus disease across India to be able to test both efficacy and safety of the antiviral drug. As per the ...

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Moderna gains FDA approval to enter Phase 2 trial of mRNA-1273

Moderna Therapeutics, an American biotechnology company, has recently announced the FDA approval for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273 to enter the Phase 2 clinical trial. The 2nd phase of the vaccine development will involve nearly 600 peopl...

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Stemline inks acquisition deal worth up to $677M with Menarini

Stemline Therapeutics, a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, has reportedly signed an acquisition deal with Menarini Group, an Italian pharmaceutical company. A New York-based company, Stemline, has developed the first drug approved by the F...

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Amazon India announces a new partner fund to help SMBs in India

Amazon India, the renowned e-commerce company’s Indian division, has reportedly introduced a new partner support fund to aid SMBs (small and medium businesses) in the country that are heavily reliant on the company for their business. The e-com...

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FedEx-BigCommerce form alliance to support small & medium businesses

FedEx Corporation has recently announced a new collaboration with an open SaaS e-Commerce platform, BigCommerce. The alliance has been made to enable the efficient functioning of small & medium businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. The ongoin...

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Tiziana files patent on combination of NP-ACT D with anti-IL-6R

Tiziana Life Sciences, a biotechnology company, has recently announced the filing of a provisional patent application on a potential therapy for the COVID-19 disease. This potential therapy is the combination of NP-ACT D (nanoparticle-Actinomycin D) ...

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Reliance pilots new WhatsApp-based JioMart retail platform in India

Reliance recently initiated testing of its e-commerce portal JioMart, on WhatsApp, few days after Facebook announced plans to make a USD $5.7 billion investment in the company. An e-commerce project of Reliance Retail, JioMart went live in 3 ne...

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Health Carousel launches HCLN for fast access to healthcare providers

Health Carousel has recently launched the HCLN (Health Carousel Locum Network) to enable fast access to a network of advanced practice providers and highly qualified physicians. A full suite of locum tenens specialties is being offered through the HC...

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United Airlines plans to sell shares & raise $1B amid demand collapse

United Airlines Holdings Inc., a publicly traded airline holding company, is planning to sell its shares and raise over $1 billion. The company has taken up this initiative in an effort to increase its capital and survive the ongoing collapse in term...

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DBT approves funding for 3 companies to develop COVID-19 vaccine

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in India has reportedly short-listed three companies and approves the funding for these companies to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, it has received 13 funding proposals for therapeutics, diagnostics, a...

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India forms task force for research & development of COVID-19 vaccine

India has recently formed a high-level task force to focus on the research and development of the coronavirus vaccine. Additionally, this task force will also coordinate with various international communities to surge the COVID-19 vaccine development...

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Instacart & Costco team up to launch new prescription delivery service

Instacart, a US-based grocery delivery and pickup service company, has reportedly announced its plan to launch a new prescription delivery service in partnership with Costco, a renowned US-based membership-only store chain, as the need for online del...

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Medopad rebrands as Huma & acquires startups BioBeats & TLT

Medopad, a British healthcare technology company, is reportedly rebranding itself as Huma and appointing Alan Milburn, the former U.K. Health Minister, as the first chairman. In addition, Huma is also announcing the acquisition of two startups, BioBe...

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XTD agrees to $300K all-cash deal to secure oOh!media’s health network

XTD, a digital transit media company, has recently agreed to enter an all-cash deal of $300,000 to acquire the health network of oOh!media, a leading out-of-home advertising company. This health network operates in nearly 50 mega dental & medical...

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Jollibee launches delivery service via DoorDash in U.S. & Canada

Jollibee, a Filipino multinational fast-food restaurant chain, has recently launched a delivery service in the U.S. and Canada via DoorDash. The company is also serving customers in these regions via carryout and drive-through services from its recen...

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Kolon’s Invossa-K Phase 3 clinical trial to continue after FDA nod

Kolon Life Science has announced that it has received an approval to continue Invossa-K’s phase-3 clinical trial by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Invossa-K is a gene therapy for osteoarthritis and the trial is being run in the United S...

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Kroger to limit one customer per 120 sq. feet in all its stores

Kroger, a leading US-based grocery store chain, has reportedly announced to roll out an additional measure across the country very soon to safeguard its associates and customers by restricting the number of customers sent inside its grocery stores at...

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Amazon suspending delivery service that competes with FedEx and UPS

Amazon Inc., the renowned e-commerce and technology giant, has reportedly announced its plans to suspend its delivery service that focuses on competing with FedEx and UPS across the United States. The retail giant informed its customers that its ser...

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HCA Healthcare, Google Cloud launch COVID-19 National Response Portal

American healthcare firm- HCA Healthcare and Google Cloud – a cloud platform offered by Google have reportedly joined hands to introduce COVID-19 National Response Portal, an open data platform network developed by SADA. Apparently, the platfo...

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Walmart hastens store sanitization following employee deaths in Chicago

Walmart Inc., an American multinational retail corporation, has recently reported the death of two of its employees, who contracted the COVID-19 disease, in Chicago. This has significantly prompted the retail chain to reinforce additional safety and ...

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HBO makes some of its content streaming free amid lockdown

With a major section of the world currently under lockdown, people are increasingly relying on quality video content and television series to pass their time in quarantine. As a result, several OTT platforms have started to offer free access to their...

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Alibaba to acquire 10% stake in Yunda from controlling shareholders

Alibaba Group Holding Limited, a Chinese multinational technology company, is reportedly planning to purchase nearly 10% stakes in Yunda Holding Co Ltd. This acquisition marks the e-Commerce company’s 5th investment in a large courier service c...

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Amazon warehouse workers plan walkout in NYC due to COVID-19 fear

A group of Amazon workers at its New York City facility reportedly held a walk out and went on strike over the lack of safety protocols by the e-Commerce giant, amid COVID-19 pandemic concerns. These workers further demanded an immediate shut down of...

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Regeneron-Sanofi announce 1st patient for clinical study outside U.S.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. & Sanofi have recently announced the 1st patient to be treated in the COVID-19 clinical program, outside of the United States. The study, which is anticipated to enroll nearly 300 patients, will evaluate the effica...

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Amazon India to ensure essential service delivery amid 21-day lockdown

Amazon India, a technology and e-Commerce company, has recently announced the cancellation of orders that do not fall under the category of essential services. Due to the stringent district and state regulations regarding the 21-day lockdown, the e-...

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FedEx Express to transfer COVID-19 test specimens across the US

FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company, has recently announced its development of a special operation to help the U.S. government move test specimens of COVID-19 across states. The specimens will be transferred across...

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U.S. FDA approves Cepheid’s COVID-19 test to expand frontline testing

The U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has recently approved Cepheid’s COVID-19 test in response to the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus. The new test can help expand the availability of frontline testing in clinics and ho...

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Dr. Reddy’s confirms Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection launch in the US

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories ,along with its subsidiaries, recently announced that the company has unveiled Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection USP, a prefilled Syringe of single-dose of 2mg/2mL which is a generic version of Narcan Injection USP, appr...

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Eruptr acquires HealthAware to expand suite of healthcare solutions

Eruptr LLC, a leading provider of a full suite of digital marketing solutions for healthcare systems and hospitals, has recently announced its acquisition of HealthAware, LLC. The acquisition was strategically made to expand Eruptr’s existing s...

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Wipro, PLEXIS to boost digital transformation for healthcare payers

The global healthcare industry is presently witnessing a major digital transformation. Operating an intelligent and efficient back-office is critical to boost productivity, quality, and revenue. Optimized technology to support intelligent operations ...

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Engage Therapeutics Phase 2b StATES trial meets primary endpoint

Engage Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical stage pharmaceutical company, has recently announced that the primary endpoint of its Phase 2b StATES clinical trial of Staccato® alprazolam has been met. The multi-center study was designed to evaluate ...

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Albireo completes full patient enrollment in Phase 2 elobixibat trial

Albireo Pharma, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, has recently announced the completion of full patient enrollment in the Phase 2 clinical trial of elobixibat. Elobixibat is a once-daily, first-in-class, orally available IBAT (ileal ...

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Zydus-XOMA announce IL-2-based IO licensing agreement to treat cancer

Zydus Cadila and XOMA Corporation have recently announced a licensing agreement to advance an IL-2-based IO (immune-oncology) drug candidate. The drug candidate combines Zydus’s (an innovation-driven Indian pharmaceutical company) IL-2 with XOM...

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Apple to experience a shortage of replacement iPhones over next weeks

The coronavirus outbreak has been putting stress on the supply chain of tech giants, and despite the fact that Apple Inc. is optimistic about achieving long term goals, progress on short-term goals appear to be a bit uncertain. According to a new re...

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Ant Financial invests in Klarna to enhance & innovate financial services

Known for its pioneering innovation in the global banking and payment sector, Klarna, a Swedish payment solution provider, has recently came into limelight as it announced that Ant Financial Services Group, operator and owner of Alipay, has bought in...

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Karyopharm unveils positive results from Phase 3 BOSTON study

Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc., an innovation driven pharmaceutical company, has reportedly announced positive top-line results from its randomized Phase 3 BOSTON study assessing once-weekly XPOVIO® (selinexor) coupled with once-weekly Velcade®...

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U.S. HHS to probe production of defective coronavirus test kits

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has reportedly announced that the agency is examining early coronavirus test kits for manufacturing defects that led few states to get emergency permission to use their own COVID-19 test...

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Puma secures FDA approval for sNDA for patients with breast cancer

Puma Biotechnology, Inc., a leading biopharma firm, recently announced that its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for neratinib has received approval from the U.S. FDA. Combined with capecitabine, sNDA will treat adult patients suffering from ...

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Copper3D unveils antimicrobial device to curb HIV risk via breastmilk

Copper3D, a Chile- and U.S.-based antibacterial solutions provider, has recently worked on a project to create an antibacterial 3D printed device to mitigate the risk of HIV transmission during breastfeeding. The company has created the novel product...

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Tetra commences PoC clinical trial of PPP003v for companion dogs

Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc., a Canadian pharmaceutical firm that specializes in cannabinoid-derived drug therapy, has recently initiated a clinical study of synthetic cannabinoid therapy (PPP003v) for ophthalmic eye pain in veterinary setting. Reportedly,...

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Satipharm begins clinical trial of CBD capsules for treating menopause

Cannabis was prior considered to possess various medicinal benefits for treating diseases. However, after years of restriction, the scientific community is finally exploring the medical avenues of CBD by conducting advanced clinical trials and creati...

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Walmart reveals international sales numbers; Flipkart leads the chart

American multinational retail company, Walmart, Inc. has recently revealed that ecommerce has led to 12% to its international sales. Apparently, these sales were led by its online grocery delivery platform and Flipkart. In its Q4 earnings report, Wa...

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Carrefour acquires 30 Makro stores to expand footprint in Brazil

Grupo Carrefour Brasil, the Brazilian unit of France’s Carrefour SA, has accelerated the expansion of the Atacadão format by acquiring 30 Cash & Carry stores of Makro Atacadista SA. The transaction was valuated at 1.95 Bn Reais, whi...

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Voyager Digital buys Circle Invest to expand retail customer base

Voyager Digital Canada Ltd. – a digital wealth management firm based in New York, United States has reportedly signed an agreement to purchase Circle Invest- a digital asset management subsidiary of Circle Internet Financial, Inc. For the reco...

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CytRx publishes results from Arimoclomol Phase 2 trial for sIBM

CytRx Corporation, a biopharmaceutical firm that specializes principally in neurodegenerative and oncology diseases, recently announced its data from Orphazyme double-blinded Phase 2 study of arimoclomol for the treatment of sIBM (Sporadic Inclusion ...

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FDA grants Priority Review of NDA for Astex's oral C-DEC

Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., announced that it has received Priority Review for its NDA for oral C-DEC (cedazuridine and decitabine) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Oral C-DEC is a treat...

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Sanofi’s BTK inhibitor meets primary endpoint in Phase 2b to treat MS

MS (multiple sclerosis) is a serious disease that affects about 1.2 million people across the U.S. and Europe. The ailment is a chronic disease that attacks the CNS (central nervous system). Today, despite present therapies, several MS patients conti...

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Corvus Pharmaceuticals unveils updated data from Phase 1/1b trial

Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage science driven biopharmaceutical firm focusing on the commercialization and development of precisely targeted oncology therapies along with biomarker patient enrichment selection, has reportedly announce...

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Timber Pharmaceuticals and BioPharmX Corp. inks merger agreement

A specialty pharmaceutical company, BioPharmX Corporation and a privately held biopharmaceutical company, Timber Pharmaceuticals LLC, which is focused on developing and commercializing treatments for orphan dermatologic diseases, recently announ...

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Nestlé acquires Allergan’s Zenpep to expand medical nutrition business

Nestle, a Swiss food and beverage giant, has recently expanded its medical nutrition business by entering an asset purchase agreement to acquire Allergans Zenpep, for undisclosed sum. Nestle will take ownership of Zenpep upon closing the strateg...

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Nestle introduces three new flavors of the beloved Smarties Buttons

  The company has introduced three new Smarties Buttons flavors hitting stores this week Smarties Buttons will be available in mouth-watering white, milk and orange chocolate flavors Single packs will cost 65p while the sharing packs will b...

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New Medtronic Micra AV pacemaker receives approval from the U.S. FDA

Medtronic plc, a renowned US-based medical device company, reportedly announced that its Micra AV pacemaker has received approval from the U.S. FDA. The Medtronic Micra AV is the world’s smallest pacemaker with AV (atrioventricular) synchrony. ...

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Health Canada grants two DIN to new Tetra Bio-pharma OTC products

Tetra Bio-pharma, a renowned Canadian biopharmaceutical company, reportedly announced that Health Canada, the regulatory health authority of Canada, has granted two new DIN (Drug Identification Numbers) for the first OTC (over-the-counter) products t...

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Digital River & Magento team-up to create customized commerce solution

Digital River, a renowned global ecommerce facilitator for well-known and fast-growing brands, has reportedly signed a new strategic partnership deal with Magento, a leading provider of commerce innovations to retailers and brands throughout industri...

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Innate Pharma announces regulatory updates for TELLOMAK Phase II study

Innate Pharma SA, a commercial biopharmaceutical firm involved in the development of immunotherapy drug candidates to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases, has recently announced a regulatory update concerning the TELLOMAK Phase II trial aimed at e...

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Alibaba forays into Europe by proposing lower seller fees than Amazon

Retail major Alibaba has decided to make its move in European markets after years of exploration. The company will undercut Amazon sellers’ fess with an aim to attract vendors but has experienced mixed results. AliExpress, the European platform...

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Luckin Coffee announces the launch of smart coffee vending machines

Chinese coffee chain, Luckin Coffee Inc. is supposedly trying to expand its market reach by adopting advanced technologies. Recently, the firm revealed plans to enter the unmanned retail market by introducing its "luckin popMINI" smart vend...

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Walmart teams-up with SmileDirectClub to sell dental care products

Walmart, a renowned American multinational retail corporation, has reportedly teamed-up with teledentistry company, SmileDirectClub, as it looks to acquire a bigger share of the $3.5 trillion American healthcare industry. As per reports, the partner...

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Reliance Industries unveils its new online grocery platform, JioMart

After ruling the broadband and telecom sector of India, Reliance Industries Ltd. has reportedly launched its new e-commerce platform called JioMart. With this move, the Indian giant aims on competing against behemoths like Flipkart and Amazon. Opera...

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AstraZeneca and Merck attain FDA nod for a pancreatic cancer drug

The drug, dubbed Lynparza, is currently approved in almost 65 countries for the maintenance treatment of platinum-sensitive lapsed ovarian cancer. British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca and Merck & Co. Inc. recently announced that its drug cand...

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OBI Pharma bags FDA Orphan Drug Designation for cancer drug, OBI-999

Taiwan-based biopharmaceutical firm, OBI Pharma, Inc. has reportedly been granted the Orphan Drug Designation by the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for Pancreatic Cancer treatment OBI-999. Sources claim that the Phase 1/2 clinical trial...

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Allied Wallet unveils its 2020 plan to implement blockchain technology

Allied Wallet China, an Asian division of Allied Wallet, provider of payment gateway solutions, has reportedly announced plans to implement blockchain technology within their payment processing solutions to provide safer, smooth-running and low-cost ...

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FedEx unveils plans that could help it outcompete rival Amazon in 2021

FedEx Corporation, an American multinational courier delivery services company, reportedly stated the company will start lapping Amazon in 2021. FedEx’s rough relation with Amazon might have added to its second quarter fiscal earnings slump, h...

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