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Frost & Sullivan: High Incidence and Inadequate Treatments Boost Prospects of HIV, Chagas, Dengue and Influenza H1N1 Therapeutics in Latin America

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– Pharmaceutical companies work with governments in the region to increase disease awareness and access to treatment

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The high incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Chagas, dengue and influenza H1N1, as well as the unavailability of adequate treatments for these infectious diseases, spell opportunities for pharmaceutical companies across Latin America to develop new, improved diagnosis and treatment methods.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (, A Product and Pipeline Analysis of the Latin American HIV, Chagas, Dengue, and Influenza H1N1 Therapeutics Markets, finds that Chagas ranks the highest in terms of relative prevalence, and the 50 percent efficacy rate of current treatments means that this is a market to be tapped and developed. HIV has the second-highest incidence rate, followed by dengue and influenza H1N1.

“Pharmaceutical companies in Latin America currently offer numerous generic drugs for the treatment of HIV at reduced prices owing to intense competition in the market,” stated Frost & Sullivan Healthcare Industry Analyst Lucila Rocca. “Even though these drugs assure a longer and better life for patients, they do not cure the disease, thus leaving considerable room for more effective therapies.”

Although there are presently no effective therapies available for the treatment of dengue, Sanofi-Pasteur will introduce a vaccine by 2016, which will prevent serotypes I, III and IV of the virus. As far as treatment of Chagas is concerned, a pro-drug of ravuconazole and posaconazole is expected to obtain regulatory approval in the next five years.

“Pharmaceutical companies should assist governments across Latin America to control the spread of HIV, Chagas, dengue, and influenza H1N1 – mostly resulting from poverty and poor housing – by educating the population on the prevalence and causes of these conditions,” noted Rocca. “They should also collaborate to improve diagnostic methods and the patients’ access to the system in Latin America.”

Overall, the outlook for pharmaceutical companies is promising especially in view of the aging population in Latin America. However, it will be important for generic pharmaceutical companies to continue to offer products at lower prices as governments across the region, which already reimburse 100 percent of the cost of medication to patients infected with HIV and influenza H1N1, purchase large amounts of the lowest-priced medication and vaccines in the market.

If you are interested in more information on this research, please send an email to Francesca Valente, Corporate Communications, at, with your full name, company name, job title, telephone number, company email address, company website, city, state and country.

A Product and Pipeline Analysis of the Latin American HIV, Chagas, Dengue, and Influenza H1N1 Therapeutics Markets is part of the Life Sciences Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related research services include: Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges for the Latin American Diabetes Therapeutics Market; China’s 2013 Life Sciences Industry Outlook and Regulatory Review; Competitive Analysis of the Global Opioid Therapeutics Market. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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A Product and Pipeline Analysis of the Latin American HIV, Chagas, Dengue, and Influenza H1N1 Therapeutics Markets

Francesca Valente
Corporate Communications – Latin America
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Source: Frost & Sullivan

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March 15, 2014 at 9:50 pm

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The World Celebrates 25 Years of the Web

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WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

Web users across the globe share #web25 birthday messages to mark the day Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web

Today, people everywhere are joining Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee in wishing the World Wide Web a happy 25th birthday. Everyone is encouraged to share birthday greetings on social media using #web25. Select greetings will be posted on the official anniversary site


Berners-Lee, the World Wide Web Foundation and the World Wide Web Consortium are asking people to take action to protect and enhance the open Web in 2014. W3C will convene experts at a symposium on the future of the Web in October (, whilst the Web Foundation is spearheading the Web We Want movement (, a global campaign to ensure the legal protection of Web users’ rights in every country.

Recalling his tweet during the 2012 Olympics, “This is for Everyone”, Berners-Lee said:

“The Web’s billions of users are what have made it great. I hope that many of them will join me today in celebrating this important milestone. I also hope this anniversary will spark a global conversation about our need to defend principles that have made the Web successful, and to unlock the Web’s untapped potential. I believe we can build a Web that truly is for everyone: one that is accessible to all, from any device, and one that empowers all of us to achieve our dignity, rights and potential as humans. Tell us about your dream for the Web with #web25.”

The Web has transformed society in a very short time. However, difficult challenges lie ahead:

How do we connect the three in five people around the world who are not online?
What fresh, inclusive solutions can avoid a fragmented Web?
Our ability to have a say and organise collectively online is under threat from censorship and surveillance, whilst anyone online is threatened by cybercrime. How can we meet needs for online freedom, privacy, and security?
Globally, fewer than 10% of key government datasets are free to re-use online, drastically limiting Web-powered innovation. How do we unlock the power of open data?
The Open Web Platform must be capable of expanding to meet industry demands across many connected devices. How do we tackle the challenges raised by such diversity?
How do we promote a rich ecosystem of innovation for the long-term, rather than less fertile walled gardens?


Send birthday greetings via #web25
Join Tim Berners-Lee’s Reddit AMA, 12 March, 19.00 GMT
Join the Web We Want Campaign (, co-organized by the Web Foundation, and participate in events and actions in your country or community to defend users’ rights on and to the Web.
Attend or watch the live stream of W3C’s 20th Anniversary Symposium, 29 October in Santa Clara, California, sponsored by Intel.

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Source: World Wide Web Foundation and World Wide Web Consortium

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March 15, 2014 at 9:18 pm

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Guide to the Shanghai Free Trade Zone

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SHANGHAI, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

In this issue:

Key Industries Encouraged Under the Shanghai FTZ
Establishing a Company in the Shanghai FTZ
Opportunities in the Logistics Sector in the Shanghai FTZ

The new issue of China Briefing Magazine, titled Guide to the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, is out now and will be temporarily available as a complimentary PDF download on the Asia Briefing Bookstore throughout the month of March.
Access your complimentary copy through the Asia Briefing Bookstore.(
Access your complimentary copy through the Asia Briefing Bookstore.(

This year has seen some exciting changes in China’s foreign investment landscape as the government explores new ways to lessen previous restrictions on doing business in China. Most recently, the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ), seen as the testing ground of China’s economic reforms, has garnered a lot of attention. We along with many foreign investors are very interested to see what opportunities and benefits it will offer. To this end, we have been in close contact with officials in the Zone to learn about its establishment procedures and preferential policies available to various industries in the zone.

In this publication we introduce the simplified company establishment procedure unique to the zone and the loosening of capital requirements to be applied nation-wide this March. Further, we cover the requirements for setting up a business in the medical, e-commerce, value-added telecommunications, shipping, and banking & finance industries in the zone. We hope this will help you better gauge opportunities in the zone for your particular business.

Knowledge, expertise and commentary is contributed by Dezan Shira & Associates, a specialist foreign direct investment practice, providing corporate establishment, business advisory, tax advisory and compliance, accounting, payroll, due diligence and financial review services to multinationals investing in emerging Asia.

For further details on how your company may benefit from the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, please email or visit

Media Enquiries:

Nicholas Clement
Phone Number: +86-21-6167-5136
Source: Asia Briefing Ltd.

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March 15, 2014 at 9:02 pm

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Quintiq Recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record

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RADNOR, Pennsylvania, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced today that it has been named by Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SOR).

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The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record is an evaluation of the top 21 vendors in the market based on two criteria: completeness of vision and ability to execute as a Supply Chain Planning System of Record. Based on these factors, a company can fall into one of four classifications: niche players, visionaries, challengers and leaders.

“Quintiq is the fourth largest supply chain planning company in global market share* and the fastest growing among the leaders. We are proud that Gartner recognizes our leadership in the market and the outstanding service we provide to our customers,” noted Victor Allis, CEO of Quintiq. “Quintiq’s platform is designed to deliver a 100%-fit solution for any business, which offers a unique proposition to customers in any industry, anywhere in the world.”

* Gartner Market Snapshot: Supply Chain Management Software, Worldwide, 2012, Chad Eschinger, Yanna Dharmasthira, Chris Pang, 2 May 2013.

About the Magic Quadrant

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Quintiq

Every business has its supply chain planning puzzles. Some of those puzzles are large. Some are complex. Some seem impossible to solve. Since 1997, Quintiq has been solving each of those puzzles using a single supply chain planning & optimization software platform. Today, approximately 12,000 users in over 80 countries rely on Quintiq software to plan and optimize workforces, logistics and production. Quintiq has headquarters in the Netherlands and the USA, and offices around the world.

For more information, visit or follow Quintiq on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Source: Quintiq

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March 15, 2014 at 8:33 pm

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