Investment & trade fair on agri-products processing held in the city of Zhumadian, Henan, China

ZHUMADIAN, China, Sept. 6, 2023 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– On September 6, the 25th China Agricultural Products Processing Industry Investment and Trade Fair was held in Zhumadian City in central China’s Henan Province.

The event is hosted by China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and the People’s Government of Henan Province, and is organized by the ministry and province’s related departments and the local government of Zhumadian.

Seeking to explore the potential of local agricultural specialties and promote the high-quality development of the agricultural products processing industry, the fair will arrange activities such as expo tour, opening ceremony, exhibition and business match-making.

High-quality agricultural products from all over the country and even the world are on display, and domestic advanced agricultural processing technology, machinery and equipment are also showcased in the fair.

Zhumadian, located in central Henan, is an important grain and oil production base in China, with fame like “the granary of the Central Plains”, “the oil reserve of central China” and “the Sesame Kingdom”. It has the largest oil production in China and the top vegetable and animal husbandry output in Henan.

The city’s annual grain output exceeds 8 billion kilograms, of which wheat output accounts for 1/26 of the country’s total. Zhengyang, Pingyu and Biyang in Zhumadian are respectively the largest counties in the production of peanuts, sesame and shiitake mushrooms in China.

Thanks to its rich agricultural products resources, Zhumadian has a rapidly developing agricultural products processing industry, with related enterprises’ total output value topping 220 billion yuan in 2022.

Source: 25th China Agricultural Products Processing Industry Investment and Trade Fair

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Resonac Partners with Matmerize to Pioneer 6G Technology Advancement using Innovative AI Software

ATLANTA, Sept. 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In a significant collaboration, Matmerize, Inc., a materials AI innovator, and Resonac Corporation have formed a strategic partnership aimed at revolutionizing the landscape of 6G technology. Building on the strong collaborative foundation, Resonac will leverage the power of Matmerize’s PolymRize™ AI software technology to accelerate the development of exceptional high-performance neat and composite materials for 6G technology and beyond.

In January 2023, Resonac Corporation announced plans to develop new semiconductor materials for 6G, the next-generation telecommunication system standard following 5G. With 6G set to be 100 times faster than 5G, new semiconductor materials are needed to substantially reduce the transmission loss associated with the increased communication speed. To meet this requirement, Resonac will identify optimal materials with the required characteristics through computational and Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods in a collaborative venture with Matmerize, Inc. Where manual testing using traditional techniques would demand three months to assess a single materials combination, Matmerize’s AI software, PolymRize™, reduces the time required to a single day and can evaluate up to 90 combinations within the same three-month span. The result promises to be a fusion of materials engineering and artificial intelligence, poised to redefine the development of 6G technology.

PolymRize™ harnesses Matmerize’s proprietary data or client-specific data to construct predictive models. Once built, these models rapidly predict the properties of novel, yet-to-be-synthesized polymers, composites, and formulations, complete with their associated uncertainties. The software employs automated and generative design tools to recommend ideal candidates that meet property requirements for subsequent rounds of physical experimentation. PolymRize™ thus accelerates the journey towards target materials, drastically reducing both time and costs. Moreover, it introduces a framework for data management and organization, and has emerged as a dependable digital aide for chemists and process engineers.

In a pilot initiative, Resonac evaluated Matmerize’s capabilities. Predictive models were constructed using PolymRize™ and 3rd party software for key material properties relevant to 6G technology. Properties included bandgap, dielectric constant, refractive index, glass transition temperature, and coefficient of linear expansion. The performance of PolymRizeTM and third-party models were assessed by making property predictions for identical unseen test cases. PolymRizeTM predictions consistently out-performed third-party models in speed and accuracy (see figure showing Performance of models).

A Media Snippet accompanying this announcement is available by clicking on the image or link below:

Resonac PR: Performance models comparison

“Collaborating with Resonac on the development of 6G technology is a remarkable opportunity for Matmerize,” said Rampi Ramprasad, Co-Founder and CEO of Matmerize. “Aligned with Resonac’s vision to revolutionize next-generation technologies and powered by Matmerize’s commitment to advance AI algorithms, architectures, and virtual materials design capabilities, we are poised to usher in a new era of accelerated intelligent materials design”.

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About Matmerize:

Matmerize, a recent spin-out from the Georgia Institute of Technology, is at the forefront of pioneering solutions that bridge the gap between AI and materials engineering. Matmerize’s PolymRizeTM platform utilizes virtual screening and AI algorithms to identify the most optimal materials, enabling technologists to focus their experimental efforts on the most promising options, thus significantly accelerating the materials engineering process. PolymRizeTM represents a paradigm shift in industry, propelling clients ahead of the competition and driving innovation at an unprecedented pace.

About Resonac:
The Resonac Group is a new company established as a result of the integration of the Showa Denko Group and the Showa Denko Materials Group (former Hitachi Chemical Group) in January 2023. The Group’s annual sales of semiconductor and electronic materials amount to about 400 billion yen, accounting for about 30% of the Group’s annual net sales. The Group especially has global top share of semiconductor materials for packaging process. The integration of the two companies has enabled the Resonac Group to design functions of materials as well as to develop them in-house, going all the way back to raw materials. The new trade name “RESONAC” was created as a combination of two English words, namely, the word of “RESONATE” and “C” as the first letter of CHEMISTRY. The Resonac Group will make the most of its co-creative platform, and accelerate technological innovation with semiconductor manufacturers, material manufacturers, and equipment manufacturers inside and outside Japan.

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Nyxoah to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences

Nyxoah to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences

Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium – September 5, 2023, 10:30pm CET / 4:30pm ET – Nyxoah SA (Euronext Brussels/Nasdaq: NYXH) (“Nyxoah” or the “Company”), a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative solutions to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), today announced that the Company will participate in two upcoming investor conferences in New York City.

Olivier Taelman, Nyxoah’s Chief Executive Officer, will deliver corporate updates at the H.C. Wainwright 25th Annual Global Investment Conference on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at 1:30pm EST and the Baird Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at 12:15pm EST. Webcasts of the presentations will be available on the Events section of Nyxoah’s Investor Relations website. The Company will also be available for 1×1 meetings with institutional investors attending the events.

Nyxoah’s Investor Presentation can be accessed on the Shareholder Information section of the Company’s Investor Relations page.

About Nyxoah
Nyxoah is a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative solutions to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Nyxoah’s lead solution is the Genio® system, a patient-centered, leadless and battery-free hypoglossal neurostimulation therapy for OSA, the world’s most common sleep disordered breathing condition that is associated with increased mortality risk and cardiovascular comorbidities. Nyxoah is driven by the vision that OSA patients should enjoy restful nights and feel enabled to live their life to its fullest.

Following the successful completion of the BLAST OSA study, the Genio® system received its European CE Mark in 2019. Nyxoah completed two successful IPOs: on Euronext Brussels in September 2020 and NASDAQ in July 2021. Following the positive outcomes of the BETTER SLEEP study, Nyxoah received CE mark approval for the expansion of its therapeutic indications to Complete Concentric Collapse (CCC) patients, currently contraindicated in competitors’ therapy. Additionally, the Company is currently conducting the DREAM IDE pivotal study for FDA and U.S. commercialization approval.

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PM Meets Huawei CEO to Discuss Digital Economy and Upskilling of Local Talent

Ethan Sun, CEO Huawei Pakistan, called on His Excellency, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, to share ongoing and potential collaborations to develop the ICT ecosystem and digital economy in Pakistan.

The honorable Prime Minister expressed his appreciation of Huawei’s role in enabling the Digital transformation in Pakistan stating that “technological advancement and enhancement of ICT opportunities for the youth and women had the potential to usher in a brighter future of Pakistan.”

Ethan Sun said, “Innovation is central to Huawei’s vision and operations. To this end, last year we have set up the Global Service Centre (GSC) in Pakistan with more than 2000 employees. Our other focus here, and globally, has been on the youth as we strive to create and facilitate an ecosystem for nurturing ICT talent, innovation and technology adaptation. Pakistani engineers are exceptional and the youth has immense potential to benefit from and contribute to this initiative and others that Huawei brings to Pakistan. We would like to unleash the Pakistani talent and connect it to the world!”

Dr. Omar Saif, Federal Minister of IT and Telecommunications commented, “Huawei Pakistan has long prioritized market investment and development. We are glad to continue supporting the government’s efforts to provide opportunities and development platforms for young Pakistanis and promote the sustainable development of Pakistan’s ICT industry.

The prime minister discussed with Huawei the need to empower more local partners and utilize Huawei global expertise in 5G, cloud and other advanced technologies implementation excellence and use cases to Pakistan to pave the way for achieving more progress on the digital transformation of different sectors and industries with the support of local ICT talents”.

Source: Pro Pakistani

CCP Grants Approval to Two Mergers in Healthcare and Insurance Sectors

The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has granted approval to two mergers in the home healthcare services and non-life insurance sectors.

The approvals were granted following the successful completion of Phase-1 competition assessment, conducted in accordance with Section 11 of the Competition Act, 2010.

CCP approved the merger application filed by Shifa International Hospitals Limited to acquire SIHT Private Limited from Shifa Foundation. It was found that there was no overlap in the activities of the merger parties in the relevant market, therefore, post-transaction, market conditions will remain unchanged. Furthermore, the proposed transaction, having raised no competition concerns, secured the CCP’s approval.

CCP also approved the merger of TPL Insurance Limited (TPLI) with New Hampshire Insurance Company – Pakistan Branch (NHICP) after completing all formalities. NHICP is a Pakistan-based branch of New Hampshire Insurance Company incorporated under the laws of the United States of America. The branch was providing general insurance services, however, its operations ceased in 2016. Likewise, the proposed transaction raised no competition concerns, earning swift approval from CCP.

It is important to note that the Competition Act stipulates mandatory procedures for review and prior clearance of mergers and acquisitions meeting the thresholds specified by the CCP. The purpose of merger review is to safeguard competition, while simultaneously fostering an environment conducive to attracting foreign direct investment.

CCP is entrusted with the mandate of providing free competition in all spheres of commercial and economic activities, to enhance economic efficiency, and to protect consumers from anti-competitive behavior.

Source: Pro Pakistani

PM Kakar Directs to Present Comprehensive Strategy to Boost IT Exports

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar Wednesday directed to present a comprehensive strategy to boost the country’s IT exports.

Chairing a meeting on information technology and telecom sectors in Islamabad, he said every facility will be provided for the promotion of the IT sector and all targets for the promotion of investment in the IT sector will be achieved from the platform of Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC).

The premier said all government services will be digitalized and a solution will be presented to address the problem being faced by freelancers. He added that the provision of world-class education and skills regarding information technology will be ensured. He said the government will take steps on a priority basis to promote locally produced hi-tech goods, especially smartphones.

The meeting was informed that digitalization of all government services will help improve revenue collection, curb tax evasion, and achieve the goal of complete documentation of Pakistan’s economy.

The meeting was told that the government is taking steps to ensure access to soft loans and investments for start-ups, which is likely to generate Foreign Direct Investment to the tune of one billion dollars in the next six months.

During the meeting, a strategy regarding the provision of high-speed internet, 5G services, and reforms in the telecom sector was also presented.

In a post on X after the meeting, Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Dr Umar Saif said that the prime minister has approved and appreciated the plan for the Ministry of IT.

The minister also highlighted key points of the plan in his post which include enhancing IT exports by institutionalizing dollar retention accounts, IT corporate debit cards to enable easy flow of money in and out of retention accounts, streamlining tax issues and training 200,000 IT professionals to add $5 billion to IT exports.

Source: Pro Pakistani