‫لتعزيز فعالية الأدوية وسلامة المرضى “التخصصي” يطلق خدمة تحليل المورثات الجينية الدوائي

الرياض:24  أكتوبر

أطلق مستشفى الملك فيصل التخصصي ومركز الأبحاث المرحلة الأولى من خدمة تحليل المورثات الجينية الدوائي على مرضى مركز القلب؛ لمطابقة الأدوية بالحمض النووي (الشفرة الجينية) الخاص بالمريض للتنبؤ بفعاليته، وهو ما يبشر بعصر جديد في الطب، يقدم رعاية صحية مخصصة ودقيقة لكل مريض، مما يسهم في تحسين فعالية العلاج، وتقليل الأضرار الناتجة عن الأعراض الجانبية.

ويهدف تحليل المورثات الجينية الدوائي إلى وصف أدوية تتناسب مع الشفرة الجينية للمريض، وتقديم توصيات بالدواء الأكثر فعالية وأماناً، وهو ما يمثل تخلياً عن النهج الطبي السائد الذي يصف دواء وجرعة مماثلة لجميع المرضى، وانتقالاً إلى أسلوب يركز على التكيف مع الفروقات الفردية الجينيَّة في الاستجابة للأدوية.

وعبر ملتقى الصحة العالمي المنعقد في العاصمة الرياض خلال الفترة 29-31 أكتوبر الجاري، الذي يشارك فيه مستشفى الملك فيصل التخصصي ومركز الأبحاث كشريك استراتيجي صحي؛ يحكي المستشفى لزوار جناحه بالمعرض المصاحب تفاصيل خدمة تحليل المورثات الجينية الدوائي وأثرها في تعزيز الرعاية الصحية، إلى جانب عدد من الحلول والابتكارات الصحية.

ويُمكِّن التحليل الأطباء من وصف أدوية مخصصة للمريض حسب حالته الصحية وخصائصه الجينية، حيث تختلف استجابة المرضى للأدوية باختلاف الشفرات الوراثية في المورثات الجينية، فما يكون فعالاً مع مريض قد يؤثر سلباً على الآخرين، إذ تشير الإحصائيات إلى أن 15% من حالات دخول المستشفيات سببها التأثير السلبي للأدوية، مما يتسبب بأعباء مالية وبشرية كبيرة على أنظمة الرعاية الصحية في جميع أنحاء العالم.

وتغطي المرحلة الأولى من خدمة تحليل المورثات الجينية الدوائي ستة من الأدوية الأكثر استخدامًا وفقًا لبيانات المستشفى، والتي تتأثر فعاليتها بالمتغيرات الجينية. وتضافرت جهود مركز الطب الوراثي وقسم الرعاية الصيدلانية بالإضافة إلى قسم تقنية المعلومات الصحية بمستشفى الملك فيصل التخصصي ومركز الأبحاث في تدشين هذه الخدمة المبتكرة.

وبيّن “التخصصي” أنه يتجه لتوسيع نطاق تطبيق الخدمة تدريجياً لتشمل جميع التخصصات الطبية، وذلك في إطار التزامه بتوفير رعاية صحية مخصصة لكل مريض على أعلى مستوى من السلامة والوقاية من الضرر، وتسخير أحدث الممارسات المثبتة علمياً في جميع أنحاء العالم.

ويعد مستشفى الملك فيصل التخصصي ومركز الأبحاث من بين الأبرز عالميًا في تقديم الرعاية الصحية التخصصية، ورائدًا في الابتكار، ومركزًا متقدمًا في البحوث والتعليم الطبي، كما يسعى لتطوير التقنيات الطبية والارتقاء بمستوى الرعاية الصحية على مستوى العالم، وذلك بالشراكة مع كبار المؤسسات المحلية والإقليمية والدولية، لتحقيق خدمة عالمية المستوى في المجالات السريرية والبحثية والتعليمية.

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King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre Announces Innovative Clinical Pharmacogenomics

Enhances Drug Effectiveness and Patient Safety

Genomic building – KFSH&RC

Genomic building – KFSH&RC

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural phase of its clinical pharmacogenomics service within its Heart Center. This pioneering service leverages the patient’s DNA to tailor drug dosages and selections, heralding a new era in healthcare that prioritizes personalized treatment for each individual. This groundbreaking approach is poised to enhance treatment outcomes and reduce potential harm.

KFSH&RC’s experts have said that this analysis empowers physicians to prescribe medications customized to each patient, factoring in their unique health conditions and genetic traits. Patients’ responses to pharmaceuticals can significantly differ based on their genetic profiles. As a result, what proves effective for one patient may have minimal impact in another. It is worth noting that statistics reveal that 15% of hospital admissions stem from adverse drug reactions, imposing substantial financial and human burdens on healthcare systems across the globe.

This innovative service is a collaborative endeavor between the Centre for Genomic Medicine, Healthcare Information Technology Affairs, and the Pharmaceutical Care Department at KFSH&RC. In its initial phase, this service encompasses six of the most frequently prescribed medications, as determined by hospital data, whose efficacy is known to be influenced by genetic variations.

KFSH&RC has made it clear that it remains committed to expanding the scope of this service progressively, encompassing all hospital departments. This expansion underscores the hospital’s unwavering dedication to providing personalized healthcare to every patient, ensuring the utmost level of safety, and minimizing harm, while adhering to the latest globally endorsed scientific practices.

At the Global Health Exhibition held in Riyadh from October 29th to 31st, where KFSH&RC plays a vital role as a strategic health partner, the hospital is set to unveil the innovative service that promises to advance healthcare outcomes in the region.

KFSH&RC stated that it is moving to gradually expand the scope of application of the service to include all medical specialties as part of its commitment to providing personalized health care for each patient at the highest level of safety and prevention of harm and to harness the latest scientifically proven practices around the world.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center is considered among the most prominent in the world in providing specialized health care, a pioneer in innovation, and an advanced medical research and education center. It also seeks to develop medical technologies and raise health care worldwide in partnership with prominent local, regional and international institutions. To achieve world-class service in the clinical, research, and educational fields.

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Gamer Pakistan Launches Audience Testing and Market Research Initiative for Independent Game Developers

Initiative Provides Access to Pakistani Collegiate esports and Youth Mobile Gaming Communities

HENDERSON, Nev., Oct. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gamer Pakistan Inc. (NASDAQ: GPAK), an early-stage technology and esports company focused on game development and in-game AI community engagement, and organizing esports events in Pakistan, today announced the launch of a new initiative to provide independent game developers with collaborative market research and in-depth audience testing in Pakistan.

Selected independent developers will partner with Gamer Pakistan to test their games, backed by the Company’s unparalleled, in-depth insights into the behavior, preferences, and engagement patterns of Pakistani collegiate esports and youth mobile gaming communities. The initiative aims to provide developers with:

  • In-Depth Insights: Utilize proprietary analytics for deep understanding of gamer behavior, preferences, and engagement patterns, thereby allowing for precision fine-tuning of game mechanics, storylines, and monetization strategies.
  • Mass Exposure: Benefit from an extensive network and community engagement to garner widespread attention and constructive feedback.
  • Resource Support: Leverage Gamer Pakistan’s technological infrastructure to optimize game performance and user experience.
  • Market Entry Support: With a vast community and industry expertise, Gamer Pakistan aims to significantly streamline and support developer journeys in bringing games to market.

“The aim of this new initiative is not just to test games, but to help independent game developers bring their creations successfully to market,” said Jim Knopf, CEO, President & Director of Gamer Pakistan. “Partnering with us will offer developers a unique opportunity to access a thriving and passionate market in Pakistan. With nearly 37 million gamers, Pakistan has one of the highest concentrations of the key gaming and esports demographic in the world with ~65% of the country’s 207 million population under the age of 30. Our exclusive access to a 1.96 million market audience of Pakistan students will provide a fantastic cohort of testers for developers to refine and improve their new games. We look forward to working with initiative participants and empowering them with the insights, support and exposure needed to optimize games for commercial launch.”

How to Apply

Independent game developers interested in this collaborative initiative are invited to submit their applications through the official Gamer Pakistan website. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a detailed discussion and potential onboarding.

About Gamer Pakistan

Gamer Pakistan Inc. (NASDAQ: GPAK), is an esports event development and product marketing company that was founded in November 2021 to create college, inter-university and professional esports events for all genders in Pakistan. Gamer Pakistan believes it is rapidly becoming the premiere university esports partner for secondary education institutions in Pakistan. Gamer Pakistan creates the formats and events to provide a competitive environment in which to unearth and nurture budding esports talent at the collegiate level. Operations are conducted through its subsidiary, K2 Gamer (PVT) Ltd., and affiliate Elite Sports Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. For more information visit www.gamerpakistan.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Investor Relations Contact:
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MZ North America
Direct: 949-491-8235
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MeMed awarded US BARDA contract to demonstrate clinical utility of the FDA-cleared MeMed BV® test for distinguishing bacterial from viral infections

Contract awarded under the BARDA DRIVe (Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures) initiative to harness a patient’s systemic response to inform on health threats and clinical impact

TIRAT CARMEL, Israel; BOSTON, MA –  24 October, 2023 – MeMed, a leader in host response technologies, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract valued at $727,799 by the Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures (DRIVe) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). The contract will support the execution of a randomized controlled trial designed to build on existing clinical utility data demonstrating that MeMed BV can improve patient outcomes.

The FDA-cleared MeMed BV test is a pioneering host response-based diagnostic tool. Within just 15 minutes, it accurately distinguishes between bacterial and viral infections across multiple healthcare settings, supporting appropriate antibiotic use and thereby helping to combat antibiotic resistance − one of the biggest threats to global health.

Eran Eden, CEO of MeMed, said: “We are committed to generating the highest level of clinical utility evidence to establish the impact of MeMed BV on improving patient outcomes. We are delighted to have BARDA as a partner in this endeavour. Together with the cumulating real-world data from sites using MeMed BV today, the trial results will contribute to making MeMed BV the standard of care.”

“We’re hugely grateful to BARDA for its recognition of the value that host-based diagnostics bring to clinical decision-making and improved patient outcomes alongside bolstering the nation’s response to national health emergencies. This contract follows U.S. Department of Defense funding that supported development of MeMed Key, a platform to rapidly measure MeMed BV that will be employed in the trial,” commented Tanya Gottlieb, VP Scientific Affairs at MeMed.

This project has been supported in whole or in part with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response; Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), under contract number 75A50123C0004.

About MeMed

At MeMed, our mission is to translate the immune system’s complex signals into simple insights that transform the way diseases are diagnosed and treated, profoundly benefiting patients and society. By leveraging expertise in host-response profiling and machine-learning algorithms, MeMed is creating a portfolio of tests that address tough clinical dilemmas.

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Hitachi Energy passes 150 GW in HVDC links integrated into the power system, expands capacity to meet accelerating energy transition demand

• $3 billion investment globally, in manufacturing and engineering footprint, R&D and partnerships • Workforce expansion with more than 8,000 people hired • 150 GW of HVDC links integrated into the power system by Hitachi Energy

Zurich, Switzerland, Oct. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hitachi Energy, a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all, announced today that it has enabled more than 150-gigawatts (GW) of high-voltage direct current (HVDC) links around the world integrated into the power system – sufficient to meet the peak power demand for Japan. The announcement follows the delivery of the first power from Dogger Bank, the world’s largest offshore wind development, via the UK’s first-time use of HVDC technology on a wind farm.

The company has consistently expanded its capacity to meet accelerating demand driven by the clean energy transition. Since 2020, when Hitachi began its strategic investment, Hitachi Energy has increased its workforce by more than 8,000. Within the same period, the company also invested $3 billion in manufacturing and engineering footprint, and Research & Development (R&D), expanding collaboration and driving the company to become the strategic partner throughout the customers’ entire lifecycle.

“Electricity will be the backbone of the entire energy system and will help to drive the clean energy transition. Today’s announcement shows how we are enabling our customers to accelerate the development of the power grids that energy system requires,” said Claudio Facchin, CEO of Hitachi Energy.

The continuing investments are in line with the Hitachi Energy 2030 Plan and Hitachi’s Mid-term Management Plan 2024.

Investments in the three focus areas of Hitachi Energy 2030 Plan:

1. Continuously strengthening the power grid core business
The company has invested heavily in expanding capacity and new hires across the globe in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, North and South America, and Asia Pacific. Examples from this year alone are the power quality factory and the global technology and innovation center in India, and the transformer factory in China. In addition, it has recently invested in Sweden, Switzerland, and the US.

Investments in R&D 
Sustainable solutions: EconiQ™ contains no sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) proven to significantly reduce carbon footprint throughout the entire life cycle. Next-generation power semiconductors like RoadPak for e-Mobility. Digital technologies like Lumada Asset Performance Management and IdentiQ™ for HVDC and power quality.

2. Doubling efforts on digital and services and expansion at the edge of the energy system
Digitalization and Service: The new generation of Lumada Asset Performance Management software solution features advantages of Artificial Intelligence; the acquisition of majority stake in eks Energy, a power conversion technology provider to enhance storage and flexibility at the edge of the energy system.

3. Innovation, synergies, partnerships, and M&A to accelerate growth
Increasingly strong collaborations have led to new business models, framework agreements for capacity reservation, and global standards, allowing for better planning to meet demands. Some key projects enabled by the company’s technologies are Champlain Hudson Power Express, TenneT’s 2GW Program, and Project Lightning, a first-of-its-kind subsea power transmission project.

The IEA report, “Electricity Grids and Secure Energy Transitions” states that grid investment needs to nearly double by 2030 to over $600 billion per year after stagnation at the global level, and building out of grids requires a secure supply chain and a skilled workforce.

Rapid electrification of transport, buildings, and industries is increasing the demand for secure, sustainable, and flexible electricity globally. The company is committed to continuously strengthening its business toward the forecast of the 2050 energy system; where it sees an installed global power generation capacity of four times today and a transfer of electrical energy, which is three times compared to what it is today.

“Since we started the journey with Hitachi in July 2020, we have been able to accelerate our growth and expansion, also leveraging synergies across Hitachi Group,” Facchin added. “With more than a century of energy expertise, combined with digitalization as an enabler, we can scale at pace and provide innovative services and solutions to our customers. As Hitachi, we have a unique position across IT, OT and product capabilities to support our customers throughout the entire lifecycle.”

About Hitachi Energy Ltd.

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of over $10 billion USD.
https://www.hitachienergy.com
https://www.linkedin.com/company/hitachienergy
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About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. We solve customers’ and society’s challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products. Hitachi operates under the business structure of “Digital Systems & Services” – supporting our customers’ digital transformation; “Green Energy & Mobility” – contributing to a decarbonized society through energy and railway systems, and “Connective Industries” – connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries. Driven by Digital, Green, and Innovation, we aim for growth through co-creation with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totaled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at https://www.hitachi.com.

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Hitachi Energy acquires eks Energy

Strategic acquisition adds advanced power electronics and energy management software capabilities to meet accelerated, global demand for battery energy storage solutions

Zurich, Switzerland, Oct. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hitachi Energy, a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all, announced today that it has acquired a controlling stake of eks Energy, a leading supplier of power electronics and energy management solutions for storage and renewables integration, based in Seville, Spain, from Powin LLC (Powin), a top global energy storage system provider. The investment also marks the establishment of a strategic partnership with Powin, who maintains a significant ownership stake in eks Energy.

As the world transitions to more renewable energy sources, the global demand for battery energy storage systems (BESS) continues to surge and is expected to grow more than 20 percent per year through 20301. By combining eks Energy’s power electronics and advanced control capabilities with its own highly complementary automation, software, and system integration offerings, Hitachi Energy fortifies its position as a leading-edge technology provider to the renewables and BESS market. With the strategic partnership, Hitachi Energy and Powin aim to apply the strength of the two firms to develop power conversion products specifically designed for the next generation of energy storage systems.

“Hitachi Energy has been an innovative force in the BESS and microgrid space for more than 30 years, and this strategic acquisition demonstrates our continued commitment to deliver the most advanced and proven solutions for our customers,” said Massimo Danieli, Managing Director for the Hitachi Energy Grid Automation Business Unit. “The market, including leading BESS system integrators, has made it clear that it needs and wants energy solutions powered by best-in-class power electronics integrated with control and digital capabilities. New applications and use cases are emerging every day, driven by the ever-increasing need for integration of  renewable resources in the grid and electrification at the grid edge. eks Energy has an impressive product deployment footprint in North America and Europe, and under Powin has further extended their global reach. With this significant addition to our portfolio, Hitachi Energy is ready to address the demands of the fast-growing global BESS market with speed and scale.”

“This strategic investment marks a significant milestone in the energy storage industry, as it paves the way for Hitachi, Powin and eks Energy to align their strengths in exploring new opportunities on a global scale as well as an ability to better serve new and existing customers,said Jeff Waters, CEO of Powin. “We are proud of what we have already developed with eks Energy, including one of the world’s largest battery projects in history, the Waratah Super Battery (WSB) where eks Energy’s unrivaled power conversion systems are able to meet the Australian grid operators’ high standards of performance. We look forward to continuing to work with eks Energy and Hitachi Energy to bring more projects like WSB to the world.”

The addition of eks Energy to the Hitachi Energy portfolio demonstrates accelerated traction on the company’s 2030 strategic growth plan. Hitachi Energy is continuously strengthening its power grids core business while advancing the world’s energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure. This acquisition increases our core capabilities at the edge of the grid including digital, power electronics and services, toward the larger goal of advancing a sustainable energy future for all.

Nomura Greentech acted as exclusive financial advisor and Shearman & Sterling acted as legal advisor to Hitachi Energy.

Footnotes
1 From BNEF 1H 2023 Energy Storage Market Outlook

About Hitachi Energy Ltd.
Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of over $10 billion USD.
https://www.hitachienergy.com
https://www.linkedin.com/company/hitachienergy
https://twitter.com/HitachiEnergy

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. We solve customers’ and society’s challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products. Hitachi operates under the business structure of “Digital Systems & Services” – supporting our customers’ digital transformation; “Green Energy & Mobility” – contributing to a decarbonized society through energy and railway systems, and “Connective Industries” – connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries. Driven by Digital, Green, and Innovation, we aim for growth through co-creation with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totaled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at https://www.hitachi.com.

About Powin
At Powin, we are advancing the next frontier of energy and changing the way we power our daily lives by ensuring access to clean, resilient, and affordable power. As a global energy platform provider, we offer fully integrated battery storage solutions, software, and services to optimize grid performance and enable the transition to cleaner energy sources. To date, Powin has deployed over 3,200 MWh of battery systems worldwide with 11,900 MWh under construction. To learn more, please visit www.powin.com

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