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Senator Manny Pacquiao Acquires a Stake in GTOKEN

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-The First and Only World Champion Boxer in eight different weight divisions and recently elected Philippines Senator supports GTOKEN in the mobile games publishing advertising space.

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — GTOKEN, the world’s first crowdsourced mobile games publisher and advertising platform, has announced that the first and only World Champion Boxer in eight different weight divisions and Philippines Senator, Manny Pacquiao, has acquired a meaningful stake in its company.

From left to right: Archie Teo, Eldee Tang, Kenneth Mark Yong, Senator Manny Pacquiao, Ivan Lee and Arnold Vegafria
From left to right: Archie Teo, Eldee Tang, Kenneth Mark Yong, Senator Manny Pacquiao, Ivan Lee and Arnold Vegafria

With over a million users to date across Southeast Asia, Taiwan and China, GTOKEN has rapidly grown throughoutAsia and is currently valued at an estimated US$60 million.

“Since our launch in Singapore in December 2014, GTOKEN has garnered strong partnerships and support from the booming mobile gaming community across the region,” Kenneth Mark Yong, CEO of GTOKEN said.

“We are especially honored to have Senator Manny Pacquiao believing and investing in our vision to build the fastest growing crowdsourcing community for gamers, developers and publishers alike.”

“As a world champion in professional sports and a fighter all my life, I know what it takes to succeed on the global scale,” says Senator Manny Pacquiao. “I’m confident that GTOKEN has that special fighting spirit to be one of the strongest global players in the mobile gaming and advertising space and I’m proud to be part of the team.”

GTOKEN’s founding investors include Mr Ivan Lee, a serial entrepreneur whose previous F&B company was acquired for approximately SGD$100 million.  Mr Ivan is also the founder of Raging Bull, a private investment fund focused on tech. Another early investor, Mr Eldee Tang, played a key role in the success of this deal.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Rasheed Abu Bakar
The Hoffman Agency
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About GTOKEN

GTOKEN is a mobile gaming publisher, mobile advertising company and the fastest growing crowdsourcing community. GTOKEN created their very own online gaming platform, common gaming currency and community with the aim of driving traffic and revenue through empowerment.

About Senator Manny Pacquiao

Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao, is a Filipino politician and world champion professional boxer. He is one of the greatest boxers of all time as he is the first and only eight-division world champion in which he has won ten world titles, as well as the first to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes.

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Source: GTOKEN

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June 14, 2016 at 4:01 pm

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10 Brokers Offer Trading on DGCX via MetaTrader 5

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DUBAI, UAE /PRNewswire/ —

In July 2015, Menacorp became the first DGCX member to offer the MetaTrader 5 platform. In less than a year, the number of such brokers has increased to 10. The major players in the Middle East region, including Arab Global Commodities, AxiTrader ME, LT International and Krishi Gold, are among them.

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More and more traders now have an opportunity to trade the financial instruments available at the Dubai Gold Commodities Exchange utilizing all the advantages the MetaTrader 5 platform has to offer. They can download and launch any of the thousands ready-made trading robots, copy trading signals of successful traders and even rent virtual hosting directly in the platform. Thus, brokers offering MetaTrader 5 are able to provide their clients with advanced trading and analysis tools as well as all additional built-in features for efficient trading.

“MetaTrader 5 is rightfully in high demand among brokerage companies, since this is the most powerful solution for trading on financial markets!” – states Manoj Choudhary, Head of the MetaQuotes Software Corp. representative office in Dubai (MetaFintech LLC). “Due to its technological superiority, the platform meets the needs of the most demanding traders significantly expanding their opportunities”.

About MetaQuotes Software Corp.
Established in 2000, MetaQuotes Software Corp. has been developing trading platforms for financial markets under the MetaTrader trademark. The organization is internationally known as a leader in the financial software market. MetaTrader trading platforms are currently offered by hundreds brokerage companies and banks all over the world.
http://www.metaquotes.net

About MetaTrader 5
The MetaTrader 5 platform provides high performance and scalability in organizing financial trading in various markets (Forex, stocks and futures for institutional and retail brokers). The platform is available through trading applications for Windows, iOS and Android devices. It also offers integration solutions and API for connecting to global exchanges and liquidity providers.
http://www.metatrader5.com

Source: MetaQuotes Software Corp.

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June 14, 2016 at 3:06 pm

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New Technology Company Aims to Transform Mobile Device Dependence

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-Introducing TOPs Balance, a New Unlock Method and First-of-its-Kind Platform to Drive Incremental Learning

HARVARD, Massachusetts /PRNewswire/ — PassTask, LLC, a Massachusetts-based technology company, today unveiled its TOPs Balance (Task Oriented Passwords) platform, aimed at off-setting the growing trend of mobile device overuse and consumption by children and teens. According to NBC News, teens spend nine hours a day in front of screens and children ages 8-12 spend six hours.1 To address this growing issue, TOPs balances mobile device overuse with bursts of knowledge delivered throughout the day, every time a user seeks to unlock their device.

The new TOPs unlock method has effectively reimagined a mobile device as a powerful and effortless knowledge delivery system. Whenever the user reaches for a device, an alternative unlock method launches a 10-second “Knowledge Burst.”  A “Knowledge Burst” is a 10-second infusion of grade specific educational content that users pass through prior to gaining access to their home screen.  Material ranges from moments in history to vocabulary and science, all combined with dramatic imagery and drawn from partnerships with content leaders such as Encyclopaedia Britannica, Merriam Webster and Getty Images. The iOS version of TOPs also features an “audio read” function.

Parents and users first customize the intensity of learning by selecting either optional or mandatory delivery of Knowledge Bursts. Then, users are prompted with Knowledge Bursts at every device unlock, thereby balancing their mobile device overuse.

  • The optional delivery method (low intensity) gives the user a unique prompt or persuasive option for a 10-second Knowledge Burst at every unlock screen.
  • The mandatory delivery method (high intensity) is a more dedicated balance strategy and requires the completion of a 10-second Knowledge Burst at every unlock prior to gaining access to the home screen.

Developed by entrepreneur Fred Curtis Jr., the app is the first-of-its-kind and designed to leverage mobile device use to supplement ongoing learning and education. “Raising six kids in the new mobile world, I saw immediately the incredible time being spent on mobile devices and knew then the difficult challenge,” said Fred Curtis Jr., founder and CEO of PassTask, LLC.  “I had to do something to create more value with that time. With TOPs, we balance their screen time with captivating educational content delivered in an effortless manner each time they pick up their device.”

“Our vast content portfolio has long-been synonymous with education and learning, helping to broaden the world-view and knowledge base of children and adults around the world,” said John Russell, Business Development Director, Encyclopaedia Britannica. “We are thrilled to provide our content for the unique TOPs platform to help foster among young people a sense of curiosity, adventure and quest for knowledge.”

Video demonstrations are available at Topsbalance.com.  Download “TOPs Balance” for $2.99 USD in the App Store or Google Play Store.

About PassTask:
PassTask, LLC, is a Massachusetts-based technology company that delivers game-changing, incremental mobile learning software for children and young adults. The company was founded by Fred Curtis, Jr., a U.S. Small Business Administration’s Massachusetts Small Business Person of the Year and a father of six. The company’s mission is to give parents and kids a powerful tool that helps balance mobile device overuse with learning. It launched TOPs Balance for Android and iOS devices in 2016. For more information, or video demonstrations, please visit Topsbalance.com and follow on Twitter (@PassTask) and on Facebook.

1Teens Spending ‘Astounding’ Nine Hours a Day in Front of Screens, by Maggie Fox and Erika Edwards, NBC NEWS

Source: PassTask, LLC

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June 14, 2016 at 2:59 pm

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Global Leadership Development Firm, YSC, Extends Talent Solutions Using CorpU Technology

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LONDON and NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ —

YSCs coaching, development and succession planning capabilities can now reach hundreds of thousands of global leaders through CorpUs virtual platform  

Leadership consulting firm YSC have announced that they will deliver leadership talent solutions on CorpU’s next generation collaboration platform. YSC accelerates leadership talent development through assessments that measure leadership potential, and development programs that strengthen leadership talent pools.

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Brandon Hall Group’s 2015 study on the state of leadership succession plans determined that 84% of organizations report a lack of ready leaders. Despite an increasingly faster pace of business change, only 44% of executives believe their leadership teams are capable of driving and effectively managing change, according to a “Workforce 2020” research study by Oxford Economics.

CorpU’s cloud-based technology offers YSC new capacity to expand far beyond in-person workshops to deliver virtual courses on coaching, leading teams and assessing potential to thousands more leaders.

“The times call for innovative leadership development practices, which has brought YSC together with the virtual learning experts at CorpU,” said Robert Sharrock, CEO of YSC. “CorpU and YSC have a shared understanding that addressing the leadership talent gap requires real-time collaboration and sharing of insights.”

CorpU’s platform is currently used by companies that want to build strong leadership teams, including WalMart, Dow Chemical, Aetna and MasterCard, to drive business transformation.

“We’re excited to work with YSC to strengthen corporate leadership teams around the world,” said Alan Todd, CEO of CorpU. “By combining CorpU’s ability to help leaders execute strategic initiatives faster with YSC’s programs that develop new leadership capabilities, our clients can go faster and know they’re building a deep leadership bench.”

For more information, please visit http://www.corpu.com, or http://corpu.com/news/press/ysc/

About YSC

YSC has been enabling businesses to leverage leadership as their greatest strategic asset since 1990. They have profiled over 50,000 leaders from global companies on the FTSE 100 and Fortune 500. For more about YSC’s leadership insights or solutions, visit http://www.ysc.com/.

About CorpU

CorpU powers next generation collaboration for the most connected companies in the world. Our corporate partners represent over five million employees who use our platform to solve their most pressing challenges through collaboration with peers and best practices from leading experts.  We believe that great technology can unlock the collective genius of teams to tackle complex business challenges, work smarter, and grow faster.

Source: YSC

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June 14, 2016 at 2:53 pm

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Atradius: World Economy ‘Slower for Longer’, Warns for Insolvencies in Eurozone Periphery

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AMSTERDAM /PRNewswire/ —

The Atradius outlook for global economic growth is ‘slower for longer’, with five primary downside risks that could drag down the economic and insolvency outlooks.

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While the turbulence experienced in the first months of 2016 has subsided the underlying issues persist. Low commodity prices, tepid international trade growth, debt overhang, and ineffective monetary and fiscal policies are key contributors to the current global slowdown. The baseline growth forecast for 2016 is only 2.4%, 1.6% in the Eurozone, and this may deteriorate further through the year. After an overall picture of improving insolvency ratios in 2015, the insolvency forecasts for 2016 are less optimistic. In most countries the current default level will stabilise but at generally high levels.

In its biannual Economic Outlook Atradius identifies the five top global risks that would drive this:

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  1. A hard landing in China, defined by GDP growth below 5% this year, would have a strong impact worldwide, reinforcing the negative effects already seen on global trade, commodity prices and financial turbulence.
  2. US monetary policy has a similar global impact. A steady, well-communicated tightening schedule is expected. Still, a poorly communicated, or even a well communicated but badly received course of action, is a clear threat. The accompanying financial turbulence would pose a large drag on global growth, particularly in emerging markets.
  3. Persistently slower growth in the eurozone, despite aggressive ECB monetary stimulus, could lead to longer term stagnation and elevate political uncertainty, already heightened due to the Brexit referendum.
  4. A rapid rise in the oil price would increase costs for oil importers, removing a key benefit for growth in many advanced markets such as the eurozone.
  5. Deleveraging taking off would also hold back growth in advanced markets, suppressing demand.

These last three risks would have a moderately negative impact on EU countries, with most becoming more acute in the periphery countries.

Global financial market volatility would especially hurt emerging market economies, whose economic outlook is already under pressure. More restrictive access to finance at a higher cost would further drive up the already high insolvencies that we now predict in key markets like China and Brazil.

“The financial turbulence seen earlier this year provided us with a small taste of what could come later in 2016 should China land hard or if the Fed monetary policy is not well communicated or badly received,” said John Lorié, global chief economist at Atradius. “The economic outlook for advanced markets in Europe is mediocre with risks to the downside as well. Should these risks materialise, the impacts on insolvencies would be felt most strongly in countries like Italy, Greece and Portugal, where levels are still high”.

About Atradius

The Atradius Group provides trade credit insurance, surety and collections services worldwide and has a presence through more than 160 offices in 50 countries. Atradius has access to credit information on 200 million companies worldwide. Its products help protect companies throughout the world from payment risks associated with selling products and services on credit.

http://www.atradius.com

Source: Atradius N.V.
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June 14, 2016 at 2:48 pm

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Expose Yourselves: Challenge Issued for Global Food Sector to Increase Transparency

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STOCKHOLM /PRNewswire/ —

Alongside the EAT Stockholm Food Forum, the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) today announces a challenge to other members of the global food sector to join them in increasing transparency, as part of a drive to accelerate improvements in industry sustainability and future food security.

In an effort to accelerate the food sector’s movement towards improved long-term future sustainability, the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), supported by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), has today announced a challenge to other food sectors to join them in exposing it all when it comes to key sustainability and environmental data.

Truth is an essential ingredient of healthy change. Transparency not only accelerates change, it also helps drive it in a productive direction, said Avrim Lazar, Principle Consultant to the Global Salmon Initiative. “We all know that we need to accelerate the pace of change if we are going to provide a sustainable diet for the 9 billion people. At the GSI, we have made transparency at the global, regional and company level one of the pillars of our drive to significantly improve sustainability. Our experience has been that by the letting the sun in, it opens the doors to rapid progress.”

The Global Salmon Initiative is a leadership group of 12 global farmed salmon companies who are committed to improving the sustainability of their operations and providing a healthy and sustainable product. The GSI group has recently published their second annual Sustainability Report which features data across 14 key sustainability and environmental indicators, for all 12 member companies across the past 3 years. The report is available on the GSI website.

The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) continues to set a leading example in its latest annual Sustainability Report,which indicates that the number of salmon farms certified globally by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) scheme has leapt from 5 to 70 in 2015, said Richard Holland, Director of Market Transformation at WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature). Importantly, the GSI report enables all stakeholders to follow progress against ASC principles which shows a clear pathway to better production and sets a high bar for transparency that we encourage other industry sectors and platforms such as the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) to adopt, added Holland.

‘Transparency is not only a means to be open and accountable to your consumers, it is an essential component in building and maintaining trust with your customers – especially when it comes to concerns over food safety or sustainability issues, noted Ted van der Put, member of the Executive Board of IDH.

Lazar, repeating his challenge to other food sectors, added, we all need to step up to a heightened level of transparency. The naked truth is not always pretty but it will take us where we want to go.

The “expose it all” challenge is issued at today’s EAT Forum, where stakeholders from around the world from the fields of health, science, food and sustainability are coming together to discuss how we can transform our food system to offer both nutritious and sustainable food which work in harmony with our planet. For more information, please visit http://www.eatforum.org.

For more information on the GSI, or to view the Sustainability report, please visithttp://www.globalsalmoninitiative.org/SustainabilityReport.

ABOUT GSI

The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) is a leadership initiative established in 2013 by global farmed salmon producers focused on making significant progress on industry sustainability. Today, GSI comprises 12 companies, representing approximately 50% of the global salmon production industry, that are fully committed to realizing a shared goal of providing a highly sustainable source of healthy food to feed a growing global population, whilst minimizing our environmental footprint, and continuing to improve our social contribution.

GSI member companies are Bakkafrost; Blumar; Cermaq; Companía Pesquera Camanchaca; Empresas AquaChile; Grieg Seafood ASA; Huon Aquaculture;
Los Fiordos; Marine Harvest; Multiexport Foods SA; New Zealand King Salmon and Ventisqueros. GSI companies have a presence in Australia, Canada, Chile, the Faroe Islands, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway and the UK, and make significant contributions to the economies of these respective countries.

For further information on GSI, please visit or contact us at:

Source: Global Salmon Initiative

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June 14, 2016 at 2:38 pm

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St James’s Hosts Jermyn Street Catwalk Show to Celebrate London Collections Men

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ —

June 11th 2016 saw Jermyn Street, in the heart of the West End, transformed into an open air catwalk as St James’s hosted four men’s fashion shows celebrating London Collections Men. VIP guests included the likes ofDavid Gandy, Jim Chapman, Hu Bing, Caroline Issa, Caroline Rush (Chief Executive, BFC) and Dylan Jones(Charmain, LCM).

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30 brands participated included heritage names such as New & Lingwood, Turnbull & Asser and John Smedleyalongside contemporary, newly arrived names Norwegian Rain, Tiger of Sweden, Barbour International, and Sunspel.

Dylan Jones, editor of GQ and chair of London Collections Men commented: “LCM is one of the most influential moments on the global menswear calendar and it’s fabulous we are able to share this with the public on Jermyn Street once again. St James’s is the ideal setting with its combination of heritage brands and contemporary fashion labels.”

As The Crown Estate continues with its planned investment, bringing into the area over 70,000 square foot of retail space, offices and restaurants, St James’s remains the heart and home of discerning British menswear.

Anthea Harries Portfolio Manager for St James’s at The Crown Estate, said: “The show goes from strength to strength, as it grows more popular each year with brands and visitors to St James’s. It reflects both the unique heritage of St James while offering an insight into the future of menswear in London.”

For further information on the LCM Jermyn St, St James’s shows

please visit http://www.stjameslondon.co.uk / @_StJamesLondon

#jermynstjames

Notes to editors

The Crown Estate

  • The Crown Estate is an independent commercial business, established by Act of Parliament.
  • As manager of the UK seabed, The Crown Estate grants rights to organisations to operate on the seabed. However, any projects must go through the planning process, including public consultation, gaining consent from relevant planning authorities before development can commence.
  • 100% of its annual profits are returned to the Treasury for the benefit of the public finances.
  • Over the last 10 years The Crown Estate has returned over £2.3bn to the Treasury. In the last financial year the value of the business rose to almost £11bn and its returns were £285m.
  • Across its diverse portfolio, The Crown Estate’s approach remains consistent; driving sustainable returns and growth through an active approach to asset management and long term investment in four key sectors.London’s West End; prime regional retail; rural and strategic land; and offshore wind.
  • The Crown Estate’s history can be traced back to 1066. In the 21st century it is a successful, commercial enterprise, established as a market leader in its key sectors and known for a progressive, sustainable approach that creates long term value beyond its financial return. http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk

For further information please contact:

Louisa McCarthy or Lotte Lugg at Neville McCarthy Associates

louisa@nevillemccarthy.com lotte@nevillemccarthy.com

Tel. +44(0)20-7940-2900

Source: St James’s

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June 14, 2016 at 2:33 pm

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G2A.COM Wins Outstanding New Product/Service for G2A Pay and G2A Shield at the Global Business Excellence Award 2016

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RZESZOW, Poland, LONDON and HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ —

G2A.COM Limited won the Outstanding New Product / Service award at the Global Business Excellence Awards 2016 in London, United Kingdom for their innovative payment and protection ecosystem, G2A Pay which is supported by the G2A Shield. G2A.COM is the world’s fastest growing digital gaming marketplace and a multi-award winning international company scooping 6 international awards in 2016. http://www.gbeawards.comhttp://www.stevieawards.com

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Commenting on G2A.COM, G2A Pay and G2A Shield and why they won the Outstanding New Product/Service Award, the chairman of the judges said: “Digital gaming marketplace G2A.COM, with 10 million clients worldwide, has experienced incredible success and growth by focusing on online security, customer service and on valuing its staff and encouraging them to be creative. The G2A Shield is a brilliant new innovation that protects customers’ transactions and ensures money back approval in just five minutes. G2A Shield also offers an online chat service and round-the-clock live support. This level of security gives clients confidence that their money is safe – something that is essential in the gaming marketplace.”

Bob Voermans, EVP Global Payments at G2A.COM was delighted that G2A Pay and G2A Shield have been recognized: “G2A Pay delivers the best possible customer experience on payments made via G2A Pay. G2A developed an open and safe ecosystem and G2A Pay can be used by any digital company connected to the G2A.COM marketplace. If such a company needs to have access to over 100 payment methods world-wide, we are open for discussion.” https://pay.g2a.com

Upon hearing about the Award, Bartosz Skwarczek, Co-founder and CEO of G2A.COM said: “Its a big honour to be judged the winners. This victory motivates us to continue to deliver the best possible customer service worldwide.

The Global Business Excellence Awards is one of the world’s highest profile awards and winning this accolade speaks volumes about the quality of G2A’s innovative work. Due to their high profile, the awards attract a wide range of entries from across the world, from large international PLCs and public sector organisations to dynamic and innovative SMEs. The winners all have one thing in common – they are truly outstanding at what they do and G2A.COM Limited have proved this by winning the Global Business Excellence Award.

The Global Business Excellence Awards pride themselves on having a large panel of independent expert judges who select winners according to strict criteria for each category and sector; focussing on financial results, innovation, customer, employee, investor and community benefits. http://www.g2a.com.

Author: Jacqueline Purcelljpurcell@G2A.com

Source: G2A.com
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June 14, 2016 at 2:20 pm

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Faster-acting insulin aspart showed a statistically significant reduction in HbA1c in type 1 diabetes

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-Faster-acting insulin aspart showed a statistically significant reduction in HbA1c in type 1 diabetes and a comparable HbA1c reduction in type 2 diabetes versus NovoRapid(R) (insulin aspart)

NEW ORLEANS /PRNewswire/ —

This material is intended for global medical media only.
For journalistic assessment and preparation before publication.

Abstracts: 293-OR, 240-OR

Faster-acting insulin aspart improved postprandial glucose (PPG) control in type 1 and type 2 diabetes

New phase 3a findings showed that faster-acting insulin aspart demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in HbA1c in type 1 diabetes, compared with NovoRapid® (insulin aspart)[1], a comparable HbA1c reduction in type 2 diabetes versus NovoRapid®[2] and improved post-meal or postprandial glucose (PPG) control in type 1 and type 2 diabetes[1],[2]. Results from the onset 1 and onset 2 treat-to-target trials comparing faster-acting insulin aspart with NovoRapid® were presented at the 76th annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in New Orleans, US.

In onset 1, after 26 weeks of randomised therapy, faster-acting insulin aspart showed statistically significantly greater HbA1c reduction versus NovoRapid® in adults with type 1 diabetes when dosed at mealtime ([95% confidence interval (CI)] -0.15 [-0.23; -0.07]). Faster-acting insulin aspart also showed comparable HbA1c reduction when dosed 20 minutes after starting a meal, compared with NovoRapid® dosed at mealtime ([95% CI] 0.04 [-0.04; 0.12])[1].

Trial results for onset 1 also showed superior reduction in 2-hour PPG increment* ([95% CI] -0.67 [-1.29; -0.04] mmol/L) versus NovoRapid®. The change in 1-hour PPG increment*, a secondary supportive endpoint, was also reduced ([95% CI] -1.18 [-1.65; -0.71] mmol/L)[1].

In onset 2, faster-acting insulin aspart demonstrated non-inferiority in HbA1c reduction compared with NovoRapid® ([95% CI] -0.02 [-0.15; 0.10]) in adults with type 2 diabetes. Trial results could not confirm a statistically significant reduction in 2-hour PPG increment* ([95% CI] -0.36 [-0.81; 0.08] mmol/L). However, a statistically significant reduction in 1-hour PPG increment* was shown with faster-acting insulin aspart ([95% CI] -0.59 [-1.09; -0.09] mmol/L)[2] which was a secondary supportive endpoint.

“We know that many people living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes may frequently struggle with spikes in blood glucose around mealtimes, resulting in post-meal hyperglycaemia,” said Dr Bruce Bode, onset 1 and onset 2 investigator, Diabetes Specialist and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, US. “The improvements in HbA1c and postprandial glucose control we see with faster-acting insulin aspart in the data from the onset 1 and onset 2 trials are encouraging.”

The most commonly reported adverse event with faster-acting insulin aspart in onset 1 and 2 was hypoglycaemia. However, there were no significant differences in the overall rate of severe or confirmed hypoglycaemia in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes compared with NovoRapid®[1],[2].

Other common adverse events (≥5%) included nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, headache, nausea, diarrhoea, wrong drug administration and back pain[3],[4].

Also presented during the scientific meeting were additional trial results assessing the pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) properties of faster-acting insulin aspart versus NovoRapid®:

  • Results from a pooled analysis evaluating early exposure and glucose-lowering effect of faster-acting insulin aspart versus NovoRapid® in people with type 1 diabetes (Abstract 929-P)[5].
  • Results from a clinical study evaluating the early glucose-lowering effect with faster-acting insulin aspart (Abstract 969-P)[6].

About the onset 1 and 2 trials

The onset programme is a phase 3 clinical programme with faster-acting insulin aspart that consists of four trials encompassing more than 2,100 people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

The onset 1 trial (1,143 people randomised): a 26+26-week randomised, partially double-blind, basal-bolus, treat-to-target trial investigating faster-acting insulin aspart dosed at mealtime or 20 minutes after starting a meal compared with NovoRapid® dosed at mealtime, both in combination with a basal insulin in adults with type 1 diabetes. Only the data from the first 26 weeks were reported at the 76th annual Scientific Sessions of the ADA. The primary endpoint was change from baseline HbA1c versus NovoRapid®, and a secondary endpoint was change from baseline in 2-hour PPG increment* versus NovoRapid®.

The onset 2 trial (689 people randomised): a 26-week randomised, double-blind, basal-bolus, treat-to-target trial investigating faster-acting insulin aspart compared with NovoRapid®, both dosed at mealtime and in combination with a basal insulin and metformin in adults with type 2 diabetes. The primary endpoint was change from baseline HbA1c versus NovoRapid®, and a secondary endpoint was change from baseline in 2-hour PPG increment* versus NovoRapid®.

About faster-acting insulin aspart

Faster-acting insulin aspart is an investigational mealtime (bolus) insulin developed by Novo Nordisk for improved blood glucose control in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Faster-acting insulin aspart is insulin aspart (NovoRapid®) in a new formulation in which two excipients have been added, a vitamin and an amino acid, to increase the initial absorption rate and foster an earlier blood glucose lowering effect. Novo Nordisk has submitted the regulatory filing for faster-acting insulin aspart in the United States and in the European Union.

About Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: haemophilia, growth disorders and obesity. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 41,600 people in 75 countries and markets its products in more than 180 countries. For more information, visit novonordisk.com, Facebook, TwitterLinkedIn, YouTube

* Postprandial glucose (PPG) increment is the increase in blood glucose levels after eating

Further information

Media:
Katrine Sperling
+45-4442-6718
krsp@novonordisk.com

Åsa Josefsson
+45-3079-7708
aajf@novonordisk.com

Investors:
Peter Hugreffe Ankersen
+45-3075-9085
phak@novonordisk.com

Melanie Raouzeos
+45-3075-3479
mrz@novonordisk.com

Kasper Veje (US)
+1-609-235-8567
kpvj@novonordisk.com

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References

  1. Russell-Jones D, et al. Double-blind mealtime faster-acting insulin aspart vs insulin aspart in basal-bolus improves glycemic control in T1D: the onset® 1 trial. Oral presentation at: 76th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). June 10-14, 2016; New Orleans, US.
  2. Bowering K, et al. Faster-acting insulin aspart vs insulin aspart as part of basal-bolus therapy improves postprandial glycemic control in uncontrolled T2D in the double-blinded onset® 2 trial. Oral presentation at: 76th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). June 10-14, 2016; New Orleans, US.
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June 14, 2016 at 2:13 pm

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RS Components Boosts High-Quality Capacitor and Passives Lines, Building on Global Agreement with TDK

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-Over 700 extra lines of TDK and EPCOS products added to RS portfolio, including aluminium electrolytic, film and ceramic capacitors, miniature inductors, filters, ferrites and more

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has vastly extended the range of capacitor technologies available from stock to customers worldwide, leveraging its new global agreement with TDK Corporation.

TDK Product Line
TDK Product Line

 

TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company. Its portfolio includes electronic components, modules and systems, power supplies, and magnetic application products as well as energy devices, flash memory application devices, and others. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and consumer, automotive and industrial electronics. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, North and South America.

Since the two companies announced their franchise agreement in June 2015, RS has added over 700 lines of TDK and EPCOS passive components, emphasising broader support for capacitor technologies such as aluminium electrolytic, film, and ceramic capacitors with various classes of dielectrics. Customers can now get fast access to high-quality TDK capacitors, including devices with high capacitance, compact dimensions down to 0201 chip-size MLCCs, wide temperature range, or voltage ratings of 1000V and higher.

By integrating the additional lines of TDK and EPCOS products, RS has also extended its selection of components such as protection devices, high-frequency filters, connectivity modules, wirewound and chip-type surface-mount inductors, leaded inductors, and ferrite beads, rings and sleeves for choke or filtering duties. In total, over 2300 TDK and EPCOS products are now stocked and available for free next-day delivery from RS.

Steve Keep, Global Head Passive and Emech at RS, said, “This partnership will deliver great benefits to end users in the manufacturing industry, specifically the electronic, automotive, industrial, ICT and transport sub sectors. This is through a combination of TDK’s market-leading products and technical excellence with the superior online customer experience, large product offer, high stock availability and world class delivery performance from RS.”

“Representing a milestone in our relationship, the eCommerce and logistical capabilities offered by RS will enable us to reach a wide user base and fulfil their need for high-quality electronic components,” said Peter Miller, Global Account Manager for RS at TDK.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2016had revenues of GBP1.29bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.hken.rs-online.com.

Editorial Contacts:                                                              

Vivian Zee
Public Relations & Advertising Manager
RS Components
vivian.zee@rs-components.com
+852 2610 6472

Matthew Keefe
Customer Marketing Manager
RS Components
matthew.keefe@rs-components.com
+852 2610 6476

Further information is available via these links:

Twitter: @RSComponents; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
www.rs-online.com

DesignSpark
http://www.designspark.com

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Source: RS Components

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June 14, 2016 at 12:33 pm

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