Indian Poultry Feed Market Opportunities to 2020 – Research and Markets

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Indian Poultry Feed Market Opportunities" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.


Poultry Feed Market Opportunities portrays the current scenario of poultry feed industry in the country with a bird's eye view on both traditional and packaged feed. Our analysis anticipates the poultry feed market to grow at a CAGR of around 8% till 2019-20. In the coming years, packaged poultry feed is expected to grow at a higher pace compared to the traditional poultry feed. The research report offers a well-framed picture of poultry feed market dynamics, essential to get a grasp of the market nerve.

In the coming years, packaged poultry feed is expected to grow at a higher pace compared to the traditional poultry feed. The research report offers a well-framed picture of poultry feed market dynamics, essential to get a grasp of the market nerve.

India has emerged as the only country in the developing world with a self-reliant, technology-driven poultry industry with the capability to produce every essential input for successful poultry farming, including indigenous genetic resource & breeding, world class poultry vaccines & medicines, Specific Pathogen-free eggs (SPF), farms & hatchery automation systems, pellet feed, egg processing, poultry processing, nationwide network of disease diagnostic laboratories & facilities for entrepreneurial development and training in both private & public sectors.

Total poultry feed consumption is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of around 6% till 2019-20. This study finds, Haryana, country's largest broiler producer as a key investment destination amongst other Indian states as commercial broiler feed penetration stands at around 90% in the state and it will rise further by 2019-20, the state also becomes important due to its close vicinity to Delhi-NCR, as the region accounts for significant poultry meat and egg consumption.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Analyst View

2. Research Methodology

3. Poultry Farming: Market Outlook to 2020

4. Poultry Feed Market Outlook to 2020

5. State-wise Poultry Feed Consumption to 2020

6. Market Drivers and Restraints

7. Government Policies

8. Competitive Assessment (Key Players)

  • Amrit Group
  • CP India
  • Godrej Agrovet
  • Hindustan Animal Feed
  • SKM Animal Feeds & Foods Limited
  • Sampoorna Feeds
  • Shanthi Poultry
  • Skylark Feeds (Pvt.) Ltd.
  • Suguna Foods
  • Venky's
  • Vimla Feeds

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India Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Solution Market, Forecast to 2021 – Research and Markets

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "India Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Solution Market, Forecast to 2021" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.


The Indian DDoS solution market experienced an impressive YoY growth rate of 50.1% in 2016, with total revenue amounting to $14.1 million.

It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 41.3% (2016-2021). The frequency of DDoS attacks has increased and India was cited to be one of the top sources of the attacks. In 2016, some ISPs in Mumbai experienced a series of DDoS attacks. As a result, Internet speed slowed down, and many users were affected. This incident highlighted the need and importance for enterprises to adopt DDoS solutions to combat such attacks in the future. Growing awareness of DDoS attacks is likely to drive growth, as organizations are more open toward adopting security measures. As such, it is easier for security vendors to venture into the Indian market.

Market trends are analyzed for the study period 2015 to 2021, with the base year being 2016. DDoS solution is the key focus area in this study. The vertical segmentation in this study includes the government, banking, financial services and Insurance (BFSI), service provider, manufacturing, education, eCommerce, and other sectors.

Key Questions This Study Will Answer

  • Is the DDoS solution market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • Are the existing competitors structured correctly to meet customer needs?
  • Will DDoS solutions continue to exist, or will other solutions and services take its place?
  • How will the structure of the market change with time?
  • Will the services replace the product markets?
  • What are the most common DDoS threats in India?
  • Are the vendors in India ready to go it alone, or do they need partnerships to take their business to the next level?

Key Topics Covered:

1. Market Overview

2. Forecasts and Trends

3. Market Share and Competitive Landscape Analysis

4. Growth Opportunities and Call to Action

5. The Last Word

6. Appendix

Companies Mentioned

  • Akamai
  • Arbor Networks
  • F5 Networks
  • Genie Networks
  • Radware

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rwx7xs/india_distributed


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Japan Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Solution Market, Forecast to 2021 – Research and Markets

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Japan Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Solution Market, Forecast to 2021" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.


The Japanese DDoS solutions market recorded a significant growth rate of 57.3% on a YoY basis in 2016, generating $32.5 million

In terms of technology, on-premise solutions became the dominant revenue contributor in the market for 2016, accounting for 69.1% of the revenue, whilst the cloud-based segment accounted for 30.9%. The cloud-based DDoS segment in Japan is nascent or at the early stages of growth. However, there is a shift in the IT spending trend - from the general adoption of on-premise solutions to the service model. Therefore, the segment will show a stronger growth than on-premise solutions.

Market trends are analyzed for the study period 2015 to 2021, with the base year being 2016. DDoS solution is the key focus area in this study. The vertical segmentation in this study includes the government, banking, financial services and Insurance (BFSI), service provider, manufacturing, education, eCommerce, and other sectors.

Key Questions This Study Will Answer

  • Is the DDoS solution market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • Are the existing competitors structured correctly to meet customer needs?
  • Will DDoS solutions continue to exist, or will other solutions and services take its place?
  • How will the structure of the market change with time?
  • Will the services replace the product markets?
  • What are the most common DDoS threats in Japan?

Key Topics Covered:

1. Market Overview

2. Forecasts and Trends

3. Market Share and Competitive Landscape Analysis

4. Growth Opportunities and Call to Action

5. The Last Word

6. Appendix

Companies Mentioned

  • Akamai
  • Arbor Networks
  • F5 Networks
  • Genie Networks
  • Radware

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/r6njvt/japan_distributed


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Greater China Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Solution Market, Forecast to 2021 – Research and Markets

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Greater China Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Solution Market, Forecast to 2021" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.


The Greater China DDoS solution market grew by 36.8% on a YoY basis, generating $102.7 million in 2016

China remained the key contributor to the overall revenue of the GCR market, followed by Hong Kong and Taiwan. The on-premise solution segment recorded a significant growth of 28.8%, achieved market revenue of $73.4 million in 2016. The cloud-based DDoS solution segment continued to experience a stronger growth than the on-premise solution segment, recording a market revenue of $29.3 million in 2016 with the stronger YoY growth rate of 61.8%.

Market trends are analyzed for the study period 2015 to 2021, with the base year being 2016. DDoS solution is the key focus area in this study. The vertical segmentation in this study includes the government, banking, financial services and Insurance (BFSI), service provider, manufacturing, education, eCommerce, and other sectors.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Market Overview

2. Forecasts and Trends

3. Market Share and Competitive Landscape Analysis

4. Growth Opportunities and Call to Action

5. The Last Word

6. Appendix

Companies Mentioned

  • Arbor Networks
  • Cloudflare
  • F5 Networks
  • Genie Networks
  • Huawei
  • NSFOCUS
  • Radware

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3skc5j/greater_china


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Merkle to Host Webinar on Digital Marketing in China

COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merkle (www.merkleinc.com), a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced that it will host a webinar titled The Baidu Playbook: Dos & Don’ts for Digital Marketers. The event will take place Tuesday, September 26, at 11:00 a.m. ET, and will feature Merkle speakers Dalton Dorné, senior vice president, marketing, Alex Turowski, director, SEM, and Hermes Ma, senior manager, search, Greater China & South Korea.


China can be a complex and sophisticated market for digital marketers. Concerns around translation, transparency, and different technology can be overwhelming for marketers. To seize the massive opportunities in China, the first step for international brands is to tap into China’s search engine marketing, specifically, Baidu. During the webinar, attendees will learn what it takes to successfully launch a digital media program in China, as well as the common pitfalls to avoid.

Marketers can learn more about this digital media landscape and how to be successful with digital marketing in China by reading Merkle’s complimentary white paper, The Baidu Marketing Playbook: Dos and Don’ts for Digital Advertising in China.

“It’s no secret that China is a sophisticated market for digital advertisers,” said Dorné. “Marketers shouldn’t be intimidated by the intricacies of a China-based digital strategy or allow them to be a roadblock to seizing the vast opportunity of this massive market. This webinar will help simplify some of the complexities of embarking on a search strategy with Baidu and help marketers avoid some of the most common pitfalls.”

To learn how to build or grow your organization’s strategy in China, contact the Merkle team today.

About Merkle

Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. For more than 30 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. The agency’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive people-based marketing strategies. Its combined strengths in performance media, customer experience, customer relationship management, loyalty, and enterprise marketing technology drive improved marketing results and competitive advantage. With 4,400 employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 16 additional offices in the US and 11 offices in Europe and Asia. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network. For more information, contact Merkle at 1-877-9-Merkle or visit www.merkleinc.com.


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Merkle Inc.
Sarah Bourdeau, 443-542-4288
SBourdeau@merkleinc.com

Tohatsu, Major Outboard Manufacturer, to Launch Global Brand Campaign Targeting Millennial Generation Boat Users

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On September 21, 2017, Tohatsu Corporation (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan; hereinafter "TOHATSU") announced the outline of its global brand campaign at the 57th Genoa International Boat Show held in Genova, Italy. TOHATSU’s global brand campaign based on a new branding strategy will be deployed at boat shows around the world, starting from the Genoa International Boat Show in September 2017.



The campaign sets “SMARTS” millennials as its core target, revealing TOHATSU’s new brand logo, “Blue Wings” and its unique “Simpliq™ Technology”

The feature of the new branding strategy is its target demographic called “SMARTS”, millennial boat owners (born between 1977 and 1995).
The SMARTS, which accounts for 17% of total boat owners, is highly receptive to TOHATSU technology, and TOHATSU’s analysis shows that they will drive the next generation of boat market (Target: owners of boats with engine; North America/Europe in Fall 2016; Quantitative research: 1130 samples collected)

The new brand logo, “Blue Wings” has been designed to represent “Seahawks” that fly over the oceans across the world. TOHATSU’s unique technology, “Simpliq™ Technology” is the collective term for all technologies developed by TOHATSU. “Simpliq™ Technology” includes highly detailed designs, weight-saving technologies, and packaging know-hows, based on the technologies in outboard manufacturing accumulated for more than 60 years.

About TOHATSU

Since its foundation in 1922, TOHATSU has been driving a number of technological innovations around the world by its unique engineering of engines including weight-saving technology. TOHATSU outboards are manufactured at its own factory, one of the largest in the world, and used in more than 120 countries.


Contacts

Tohatsu Corporation
Kenji Shimamura, +81-3-3966-3117
Marine Sales Department
infoex@tohatsu.co.jp
www.tohatsu.com

Asia-Pacific Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Solution Market 2017 – Forecast to 2021 – Research and Markets

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Asia-Pacific Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Solution Market, Forecast to 2021" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.


The DDoS solution market continued to grow tremendously in 2016, registering an increase of 39.7% on a YoY basis. The market generated a total revenue of $261.9 million, which included revenue from both on-premise and cloud-based solutions.

DDoS attacks continued to evolve and became more sophisticated in 2016 due to the emergence of IoT devices that were compromised to launch volumetric DDoS attacks. There has also been a rise of botnet-for-hire, DDoS-for-hire services in dark webs recently. More severely, malware source codes are also shared in user forums, helping the attacker community instantly and much easily create DDoS attacks.

In addition to market growth analysis, the study highlights the key driving forces of the DDoS market. Key drivers include better awareness of security due to constantly evolving DDoS attacks which will eventually stimulate the stronger adoption of DDoS solutions; growing concerns over threats to key infrastructure and strong requirements for cyber resiliency which are driving government organizations and service providers to upgrade their network infrastructure and mitigation capacities; the rise in the number of connected devices (IoT devices) which requires businesses and service providers to strengthen their protection capability; tightened requirements for compliances which drives organizations to invest in DDoS solutions to protect infrastructure and data; growing concerns over business disruption and reputation loss which drive many large organizations to expand their in-house DDoS mitigation capacity; and incomplete ability of legacy security approaches which causes customers to look at dedicated defense solutions to tackle threats and mitigate attacks.

Key Questions This Study Will Answer:

  • Is the DDoS solution market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • Are the existing competitors structured correctly to meet customer needs?
  • Will DDoS solutions continue to exist, or will other solutions and services take its place?
  • How will the structure of the market change with time?
  • Will the services replace the product markets?
  • What are the most common DDoS threats in Asia-Pacific?
  • Are the vendors in the market ready to go it alone, or do they need partnerships to take their business to the next level?

Companies Mentioned

  • A10 Networks
  • AhnLab
  • Akamai
  • Arbor Networks
  • CDNetworks
  • Cloudflare
  • Corero Networks
  • DOSarrest
  • F5 Networks
  • Fortinet
  • Genie Networks
  • Huawei
  • Imperva
  • Infoblox
  • Limelight Networks
  • Neustar
  • Nexusguard
  • NSFOCUS
  • Radware
  • Verisign
  • WINS
  • Zenedge

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9qcddc/asiapacific


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LECIP Awarded Contract to Support RVTD Transit Service

LECIP Fare Collection System Brings Conveniences and Efficiencies to Rogue Valley Riders



BENSENVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LECIP INC., a subsidiary of LECIP HOLDINGS CORPORATION (TOKYO:7213) of Gifu, Japan, today announced that it introduced an Automated Fare Collection (AFC) System for fixed route buses of ROGUE VALLEY TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT (RVTD) in the United States.

In 2016, LECIP has delivered their first AFC system in the USA market. Following this success of last year, LECIP has been awarded their second AFC systems that will be delivered in the USA market and provide convenience and reliable services for bus transit passengers in the USA.

RVTD, located in Medford, Oregon, is a public transportation provider operating 30 buses of nine routes. In order to improve the quality of the system and replace old fare boxes with new ones, LECIP will introduce a fare collection system to RVTD. Various equipment and systems including fare boxes will be delivered from early 2018, which will enhance the system of sales information management, maintenance performance and ridership data.

According to Akio Fujii, CEO and COO of LECIP Inc., “It is an honor to have RVTD award the system to LECIP Inc. and I believe RVTD has made the right decision as our system brings conveniences and efficiencies to both RVTD and to their riders. Moreover, I believe our commitment to support RVTD must have been one of the decisive factor in making their choice and I appreciate it.

While we started to work on delivery of this project, our team is in discussion with other transit authorities to further expand our Farebox references. We are also capable of bringing different solutions such as LED lighting, LED displays including destination signage as a solutions provider for USA transit authorities. I am aware it takes time to develop business as we are new in the market, however, with our commitment to support the customers with partnership, I am sure there will be more Transit Authorities who choose our system in the near future.”

Sales Manager Dave Anderson states, “Many Transit Authorities have invited LECIP into their operations for review and Farebox demonstrations. They are considering LECIP as their next choice of AFC for their 15-20 year life-cycle of a Farebox. Fareboxes are not an annual purchase and the decision to make a Farebox is critical to many management departments. Transit Agencies state the 'LECIP Farebox is User-Friendly and revenue and ridership reporting is customizable for management'. We are seeing many open doors and invitations from CEO’s, CFO’s, and Transit Directors, Maintenance, Revenue and IT management. Transit Agencies have shown excitement for another choice in the USA Farebox industry and our Farebox is built in the USA”.

Based on the successes in Japan and Asia over the past 64 years, LECIP is the market leader in Japan and Asia. LECIP realizes developing the AFC business includes smart card readers, fare boxes, and ticket printers, as well as LED lighting and LCD displays for USA public transportation market.

About LECIP
LECIP is a leading company mainly engaged in the manufacture and sale of transportation equipment. Incorporated in 1953 as the Sanyo Electronics Company, LECIP provides Automated Fare Collection system, including smart card reader, farebox, and ticket issuer, as well as LED lighting and LCD displays for public transport. The LECIP Group is owned by a holding company, LECIP HOLDINGS CORPORATION (TOKYO:7213), which is listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. For more information about LECIP products and system, please visit http://www.lecip.com


Contacts

LECIP Inc.
Dave Anderson, +1-312-972-3892
danderson@lecipinc.com
881 IL Route 83, Bensenville. IL 60106

Consumer Foodservice Delivery to Grow 51 Percent by 2021

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Consumer foodservice is forecasted to reach US$3 trillion by 2021 with delivery as the fastest growing channel at 51 percent from 2016 to 2021, according to the latest data from Euromonitor International, a global market research company.


Euromonitor International will explore delivery trends among other key concepts and drivers in the consumer foodservice space in an upcoming free webinar, “New Concepts in the Global Consumer Foodservice Industry”, on Wednesday, September 27 at 9 a.m. CDT.

Integrated technologies, better menu offerings and the overall “Experience More” megatrend, where consumers prioritise experiences over things, are impacting global foodservice, and operators need to cater to these shifting consumer preferences.

“Technology is replacing the service elements that defined more traditional restaurants,” says Stephen Dutton, consumer foodservice analyst at Euromonitor International. “Many new restaurant concepts feel they must leverage technology to remain relevant to younger consumers who have grown up in a more tech-enabled environment.”

Consumers want to eat at restaurants with values and causes that matter to them. As a result, more restaurant operators are embracing concepts that offer a holistic dining experience to meet the demand for dining occasions that match consumers’ values.

“Minimising food waste is one of those,” continues Dutton. “No-waste restaurants not only seek to minimise the amount of food that is wasted, but aim to do so in a creative, culinary way that generates excitement and enhances the dining experience.”

In Euromonitor International’s webinar, Michael Schaefer, global lead – food and beverages market research, and Dutton will showcase the most innovative concepts around the world, providing insight into where the global consumer foodservice industry is headed and how formats are evolving.

To register, visit: http://bit.ly/2fwj73e.

About Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International is the world’s leading provider for global business intelligence and strategic market analysis. We have more than 40 years of experience publishing international market reports, business reference books and online databases on consumer markets.


Contacts

Euromonitor International
Marissa Bosler
Communications Executive
Tel: +1 (312) 477-8908
Email: marissa.bosler@euromonitor.com

Evaluating the Emerging Demand for Construction Equipment in India by 2024-25: Demand Growth to Surprise all? – Research and Markets

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Evaluating the Emerging Demand for Construction Equipment in India by 2024-25: Demand Growth to Surprise all?" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.


India's GDP has started showing signs of recovery, the government recently announced that India's Gross Domestic Product has grown from 7.2% in the December 2015 quarter to 7.9% in the March 2016 quarter. Public spending in Infrastructure sector has started showing results and the GDP numbers indicates that the economy is beginning to turn for good. Softer crude oil prices has helped the government to save precious dollars and the same been utilized in creating infrastructure across roads, highways, ports etc.

Due prolonged period of slump in the construction sector, demand for construction equipment has witnessed complete collapse between 2011 till 2015. While the recovery to peak demand is still few notches away, but the author sees that a faster recovery than anticipated could surprise on an all. Recent number of L&T, the construction conglomerate, seems to be suggesting that the intent announced by Government is getting fructified and the outlook seems quite robust.

The author is of the view that, even if 50-60% of the proposed investment fructifies, it will lead to doubling of demand for construction equipment. In order to ascertain this view, the author has initiated research on the construction equipment sector and the report is aimed to provide data, information, analysis and insights, driven from detailed primary research. Report will provide, detailed portfolio analysis of different equipment supplied by different OEMs, current demand and projected demand, usage thumb rules across different industry, demand for equipment under lease model etc..

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Research Approach & Methodology

3. Construction Equipment market & application landscape

4. Construction Activity in India - Key Trends

5. Key market trends

6. Market for construction equipment market in FY2016-17

7. Assessing construction equipment usage norms for different industries

8. Assessing procurement norms - lease vs own

9. Key demand growth drivers: Mapping different announced, planned & upcoming Infrastructure projects that will drive demand for construction equipment

10. Projecting demand for construction equipment - Optimistic & Realistic Scenario

11. Competitive Analysis of OEMs in India market

12. User preference for make and type of construction equipment

13. Construction Equipment Financing Market in India

14. M&A Possibilities in the sector

15. GTM portfolio to tap the booming construction equipment market in India

16. Detailed Profile of Key OEMs

  • BEML
  • CAT
  • JCB
  • L&T Construction & Mining Machinery
  • Mahindra CE
  • Schwing Stetter India Pvt Ltd
  • Voltas
  • Volvo

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5rc4zr/evaluating_the


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Anti-Slavery Organization International Justice Mission Announces Grant from Walmart Foundation to Address Human Trafficking in Thai Fishing Industry

BANGKOK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today International Justice Mission (IJM), the world’s largest international anti-slavery organization, announced support from the Walmart Foundation to address human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, in the Thai fishing industry.

News reports of modern slavery in supply chains in Southeast Asia are making international headlines. While these reports have shown how migrant workers are being forced to work in the Thai seafood industry, there has not yet been a comprehensive study documenting the prevalence of forced labor and exploitation of fishermen on Thai fishing vessels. With funding from the Walmart Foundation, IJM commissioned Issara Institute to conduct groundbreaking research in Thailand documenting the prevalence of forced labor.

The study surveyed migrant fishermen who worked on Thai fishing boats from 2011 – 2016. The findings1 show that labor trafficking of migrant fishermen has been widespread (37.9% were identified as victims of trafficking), and there are common patterns of abuse in the industry (14.1% were physically abused; 31.5% witnessed a crewmate’s abuse at sea; 76.2% accrued debt prior to even beginning work). A summary of key findings, as well as the full report can be found here.

The Walmart Foundation grant to IJM builds upon funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office), which helped open the IJM Bangkok office to work alongside the Royal Thai Government as it combats human trafficking in the fishing industry. The funds will also help ensure strong casework development, improved law enforcement efforts against human trafficking, and criminal deterrence to help stem impunity for criminal actors and to ensure stronger victim protection. This coming together of public and private foundation resources to co-support a single initiative is the first-of-its-kind and an innovative approach to ending modern slavery in a region where many seafood global supply chains begin.

“Many of the greatest risks to worker dignity are complex, systemic and industry-wide issues that no single organization can solve. By working with industry stakeholders, nonprofit organizations, governments and others, we are striving to improve transparency, empower workers and create positive change throughout supply chains,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, President of the Walmart Foundation. “We believe IJM’s work will help strengthen the systems in Thailand, and, with the information from the prevalence study, create real and sustainable change for the workers in the seafood supply chain.”

“No person should have to live under the oppression or ownership of another, and, as consumers, we shouldn’t have to wonder if the products we’re purchasing are the result of violent injustice,” said Gary Haugen, CEO of International Justice Mission. “IJM is grateful for the partnership of the Walmart Foundation, as well as the Department of State’s TIP Office, as we support the Thai Government’s efforts to stop the horrific crime of human trafficking in the fishing industry.”

IJM’s experience over the past 20 years has demonstrated the importance of strengthening a criminal justice response so would-be perpetrators are deterred from committing human trafficking crimes. Unless the Thai justice system routinely and effectively holds traffickers accountable, boat captains, brokers, recruiters, local business owners and complicit officials will continue to abuse vulnerable migrant laborers at sea and on shore with impunity.

The Thai Government has made significant efforts to combat human trafficking. In fact, the Thai Government has strengthened its 2008 anti-trafficking in persons act by amending it in 2015 and 2017. More specifically, in 2015 the Thai Government operationalized specialized anti-trafficking units within each sector of the criminal justice system and issued a human trafficking criminal procedure act. IJM’s work will continue to support those efforts to fight the complex, cross-border crime.

Progress against human trafficking is being made, but there is still more work to do. Bolstered by this new research and with the public-private investment from the U.S. Department of State’s TIP Office and Walmart Foundation, IJM’s office in Bangkok is positioned to support the Thai Government’s efforts to combat human trafficking in the fishing industry.

About IJM: International Justice Mission is the world’s largest international anti-slavery organization working in 17 communities across the developing world to combat slavery, trafficking, and other forms of violence against the poor by rescuing and restoring victims, holding perpetrators accountable, and transforming broken public justice systems.

1 http://www.ijm.org/thai-fishing-study


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International Justice Mission (IJM)
Maggie Cutrell
U.S. Media Manager
mcutrell@ijm.org
or
Walmart Media Relations
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Animal Feed: Oxea Certified According to GMP+ and HACCP in Europe

MONHEIM AM RHEIN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The global chemical company Oxea has had its European product lines for feed additives and its new Group headquarters in Monheim am Rhein certified according to HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) standards. At its Marl site, the carboxylic acid plant has already passed the GMP+B2 certificate (Good Manufacturing Practice) since 2010. The new Group headquarters received the GMP+B1 certificate for the first time. With this certification, Oxea supports its customers in the animal feed sector in their continuous quality assurance process. KMPG and SGS audited Oxea’s Group headquarters and production sites without any objections, and the production, logistics, and warehousing departments were certified accordingly.


“Feed manufacturers worldwide use salts and esters of our butyric acid AF (Animal Feed) and propionic acid AF for the production of feed materials that are free of antibiotic growth promoters, the so-called AGP-free feed. We take the needs of our customers seriously: Through our initiative, we support them in the complete certification of their processes according to HACCP and GMP. Our customers now have the assurance that they can purchase their basic products from a certified supplier. We can prove that we work carefully in the supply chain. This makes it even easier for our customers to use Oxea’s raw materials. To this end, we have invested a great deal of effort in the process control and documentation of production. Also, our employees undergo extensive training," said Dr. Christoph Balzarek, Commercial Business Director Carboxylic Acids at Oxea.

“Oxea meets the needs of its customers to ensure their success. Therefore, we are very pleased about the successful certification. It is an important part of our selective growth strategy, particularly in the important feed sector," commented Dr. Salim Al Huthaili, CEO of Oxea. I would like to thank our dedicated, cross-functional teams from production, supply chain, and logistics as well as our quality management team for their great dedication to the preparation and execution of the highly successful audits," continued Al Huthaili.

A list of certificates issued is available at www.oxea-chemicals.com/certificate

HACCP is a systematic approach to identify potential risks in the production of feed and food and is a fundamental component of food and feed safety. GMP+ is an additional quality management system that goes beyond this and integrates all relevant areas of the company into the feed safety management system.

About Oxea

Oxea is a global manufacturer of oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives, such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters, and amines. These products are used for the production of high-quality coatings, lubricants, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, flavorings and fragrances, printing inks and plastics. Oxea employs more than 1,400 people worldwide. Oxea is part of the Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. (OOC), a commercial company wholly owned by the Government of Oman. Established in 1996, it pursues investment opportunities in the wider energy sector both inside and outside Oman. OOC plays an important role in the Sultanate's efforts to diversify the economy and to promote domestic and foreign investments. For more information about Oxea, visit www.oxea-chemicals.com.


Contacts

Customer contact
OXEA GmbH
Dr. Christoph Balzarek
Commercial Business Director, Carboxylic Acids and Esters Value Chain
Tel.: +49 (0)2173 9993-2984
feedacids@oxea-chemicals.com
or
Media contact
Thorsten Ostermann
Communications and Press Relations
Phone: +49 (0)2173 9993-3009
communications@oxea-chemicals.com

Time Inc.’s FORTUNE to Convene China’s Tech Leaders and Global 500 CEOs in Guangzhou

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Time Inc.’s (NYSE:TIME) FORTUNE announced today some of the world’s most prominent business leaders as speakers for the 2017 FORTUNE Global Forum (December 6--8) and for the inaugural FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech International (December 5--6), both taking place in Guangzhou, China. The list includes Global 500 CEOs as well as CEOs of China’s largest tech companies. An additional lineup of speakers will be announced later this fall.



“We’re excited to bring together the world’s top business and technology leaders at this crucial time of change in China and in the global economy,” said Time Inc. Chief Content Officer Alan Murray, who will speak today about the upcoming FORTUNE events at a dinner in San Francisco leading up to the Global Forum. “Guangzhou has been a center for international commerce for centuries, and Guangdong Province has become the locus for Chinese innovation. These two events will bring top business leaders from all over the world to Guangzhou, give them an opportunity to discuss and debate the next critical phase of globalization, and expose them to the most exciting developments in Chinese technology and innovation."

Confirmed speakers for the 2017 FORTUNE Global Forum, taking place at the Shangri-La Hotel in Guangzhou, include the following China tech leaders: Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma, Baidu CEO Robin Li, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou, Huawei Rotating CEO Ken Hu, Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing, and Tencent CEO Pony Ma. Additional speakers at this year’s Global Forum include: Atlantis Investment Management Group Chairwoman Yang Liu, Broad Group CEO Zhang Yue, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, Dalian Wanda Chairman Wang Jianlin, DreamWorks Cofounder Jeffrey Katzenberg, GGV Capital Managing Partner Hans Tung, Guangzhou Automobile Group Chairman Zeng Qinghong, Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings Chairman Li Chuyuan, Haier Group CEO Zhang Ruimin, HSBC Group CEO Stuart Gulliver, Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky, Neusoft CEO Liu Jiren, Ofo CEO Dai Wei, Royal Philips CEO Frans van Houten, Tata Sons Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Walmart Chairman Greg Penner, WPP CEO Martin Sorrell, and Yuexiu Financial Holdings Chairman Zhang Zhaoxing, and others.

The three-day forum, themed “Openness and Innovation: Shaping the Global Economy,” will bring together CEOs from the world’s biggest companies—the FORTUNE Global 500—with leaders from China in both business and government. This year’s event will be the 15th FORTUNE Global Forum and the fifth one held in China.

FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech International is a new conference that will convene leaders in the innovation economy space December 5–6, at Guangzhou’s Four Seasons Hotel. This new event will tap into the strength of FORTUNE’s U.S.-based Brainstorm Tech conference, which for the past 16 summers has brought together leaders in tech, media, entertainment, and finance in Aspen, Colorado. Brainstorm Tech International will explore the innovation revolution unfolding in China, including homegrown innovation and mass implementation in fields including artificial intelligence, social media, biotech, fintech, virtual reality, automotive, the sharing economy, and mobile platforms.

Early confirmed speakers for FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech International include: Airbnb Cofounder Nate Blecharczyk, China Renaissance CEO Fan Bao, CreditEase CEO Tang Ning, DJI President Roger Luo, Mobike CEO Davis Wang, Mobvoi CEO Zhifei Li, Payoneer CEO Scott Galit, Ping An Insurance COO and CIO Jessica Tan, Samsung Electronics America CMO Marc Mathieu, Shunwei Capital CEO Tuck Lye Koh, Vipkid CEO Cindy Mi, and Xiaohongshu Cofounder Miranda Qu.

The two-day event will bring together some of China’s most promising start-up companies and emerging tech stars. The program will feature innovators in China who are finding new pathways to success as well as leaders from around the world, including Silicon Valley, Israel, Europe and other parts of Asia.

Participation in the FORTUNE Global Forum and Brainstorm Tech International is by invitation only.

The host city for the 2017 FORTUNE Global Forum is Guangzhou, China. Partner sponsors for the Forum include presenting partner HSBC; plus China Southern Airlines, Guangzhou Automobile Group, GE, Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Company, Herman Miller, Huawei, Insigniam, Midea, Shuijingfang, and Yuexiu Financial Holdings. The Forum’s knowledge partner is McKinsey & Company. The Global Forum supplier is International SOS.

Guangzhou Automobile Group is the presenting partner sponsor for FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech International.

FORTUNE is a global leader in business journalism with major franchises that include the FORTUNE 500 and the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For. The Global Forum is one of the signature live events produced annually by FORTUNE Live Media, including FORTUNE Most Powerful Women, FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech and FORTUNE MPW Next Gen. Time Inc. is a global leader in live media with some of the world’s most prestigious brand events, including the FOOD & WINE Classic, ESSENCE Festival, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Swimsuit, Time 100 Gala and many more.

ABOUT TIME INC.

Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is a leading multi-platform consumer media company that engages over 170 million consumers globally every month. The company's influential brands include PEOPLE, TIME, FORTUNE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, INSTYLE, REAL SIMPLE, SOUTHERN LIVING and TRAVEL + LEISURE, as well as approximately 60 diverse international brands. Time Inc. offers marketers a differentiated proposition in the marketplace by combining its powerful brands, trusted content, audience scale, direct relationships with consumers and unique first-party data. The company is home to growing media and platforms, including digital video, OTT, television, licensing, paid products and services and celebrated live events, such as the TIME 100, FORTUNE Most Powerful Women, PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’s Sportsperson of the Year, the ESSENCE Festival and the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen.


Contacts

Time Inc.
Kerri Chyka, +1-212-522-3651
kerri.chyka@timeinc.com

Calgon Carbon Corporation Announces Agreement to be Acquired by Kuraray

  • Equity value at approximately $1.1 billion, and transaction value in excess of $1.3 billion, including the assumption of net debt
  • Delivers substantial, all-cash premium to Calgon Carbon stockholders
  • Kuraray committed to long-term growth of Calgon Carbon, which it intends to operate as a separate subsidiary
  • Calgon Carbon stockholders to receive cash of $21.50/share

PITTSBURGH & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC) and Kuraray Co., Ltd. (TYO:3405) announced today that their respective Boards of Directors have unanimously approved, and the parties have entered into, a definitive merger agreement under which Kuraray will acquire Calgon Carbon for $21.50 per share in cash, which equates to an equity value of approximately $1.1 billion, and a transaction value in excess of $1.3 billion, including Calgon Carbon’s net indebtedness. The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals and approval by Calgon Carbon stockholders. The parties are targeting a closing by the end of December, 2017. The acquisition will be completed through a merger of a newly-created subsidiary of Kuraray with and into Calgon Carbon, with Calgon Carbon as the surviving corporation.



While this acquisition will enhance Kuraray’s growth strategy and global presence in activated carbon and filtration media, it intends to operate Calgon Carbon as a separate subsidiary of Kuraray. The companies will align the organization and operation for optimal customer support from Calgon Carbon’s world headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Kuraray and Calgon Carbon have complementary products and services, and the combined organization will continue to focus on the highest quality activated carbon and filtration media products, equipment and services for customers around the world. The combination will strengthen Kuraray’s focus on contributing to human health, and the sustainability of the environment through innovative and high quality products around the world.

Randy Dearth, Calgon Carbon’s Chairman, President and CEO, said of the acquisition, “Not only does this transaction deliver premium value to our stockholders, it also benefits our customers and employees by making Calgon Carbon part of a much larger, stronger global company with resources to fully support our global activated carbon, filtration media and service businesses now, and well into the future.”

Masaaki Ito, Kuraray’s Representative Director and President said, “For Kuraray, the integration of Calgon Carbon's excellent employees all around the world, their R&D and sales expertise, and their manufacturing operations will contribute to the expansion of our carbon materials business, which leads our key strategic areas such as ‘water and environment,’ and ‘energy.’ Together, Kuraray and Calgon Carbon will help advance human health and environmental sustainability by providing high performance carbon materials to the market.”

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is acting as the financial adviser to Calgon Carbon and Jones Day is serving as legal counsel. Goldman Sachs and Co. LLC is serving as exclusive financial advisor to Kuraray and Mayer Brown LLP is serving as legal counsel.

About Calgon Carbon

Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC) is a global leader in innovative solutions, high quality products and reliable services designed to protect human health and the environment from harmful contaminants in water and air. As a leading manufacturer of activated carbon, with broad capabilities in ultraviolet light disinfection, Calgon Carbon provides purification solutions for drinking water, wastewater, pollution abatement, and a variety of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes.

Calgon Carbon is the world’s largest producer of granular activated carbon and supplies more than 100 types of activated carbon products – in granular, powdered, pelletized and cloth form – for more than 700 distinct applications. With the acquisition of complementary wood-based activated carbon and filtration media capabilities located in Europe, Calgon Carbon becomes an even more global and diverse industry leader in activated carbon, reactivation, and filtration media in the form of diatomaceous earth and perlites.

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Calgon Carbon employs approximately 1,400 people and operates 20 manufacturing, reactivation, innovation and equipment fabrication facilities in the U.S., Asia, and in Europe, where Calgon Carbon is known as Chemviron. For more information about Calgon Carbon’s leading activated carbon, filtration media, and ultraviolet technology solutions, visit www.calgoncarbon.com.

About Kuraray

Kuraray was established in 1926. In 1950, the company achieved a corporate milestone as the first in the world to bring polyvinyl alcohol synthetic fiber to market. In subsequent years, Kuraray used its proprietary technology in the area of polymer chemistry and synthetic chemistry to develop resins, chemicals, fibers and textiles.

As a pioneer of Vinyl Acetate related business, Kuraray has a global presence in the business area of PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) resin, PVB (polyvinyl butyral) resin and film, PVA film that is used for LCD and detergent unit packing, EVOH (ethylene vinyl alcohol) resin (trademarked as EVAL) used for food packaging and gasoline tanks, and PVA fiber (vinylon) that is used for a substitute of asbestos and a reinforcing material of cement. Kuraray has overseas subsidiaries in 28 countries and regions outside Japan, as a global specialty chemical company. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.kuraray.com.

“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This communication contains “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, known as the PSLRA. These statements, as they relate to Calgon Carbon or Kuraray, their respective management or the proposed merger between Calgon Carbon and Kuraray, involve risks and uncertainties that may cause results to differ materially from those set forth in these statements. These statements are based on current plans, estimates and projections, and therefore, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on them. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed, and actual results may differ materially from those projected. Neither Calgon Carbon nor Kuraray undertakes any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by law. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but rather are based on current expectations, estimates, assumptions and projections about the business and future financial results, and other legal, regulatory and economic developments. Statements that use words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “plans,” “expects,” “projects,” “future,” “intends,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” “guidance,” and similar expressions identify these forward-looking statements that are intended to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of the PSLRA. Actual results could differ materially from the results contemplated by these forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including: the failure to obtain governmental approvals of the merger on the proposed terms and schedule, and any conditions imposed on Calgon Carbon, Kuraray or the combined company in connection with consummation of the merger; the failure to obtain approval of the merger by the stockholders of Calgon Carbon and the failure to satisfy various other conditions to the closing of the merger contemplated by the merger agreement; the risk that the businesses will not be integrated successfully; the risk that the cost savings and any other synergies from the merger may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; restrictions imposed by outstanding indebtedness and indebtedness incurred in connection with the merger; worldwide and regional economic, business, and political conditions; changes in customer demand and requirements; business cycles and other industry conditions; the timing of new services or facilities; the ability to compete with others in the industries in which Calgon Carbon or Kuraray operate; the effects of compliance with laws; fluctuations in the value of currencies in major areas where operations are located; matters relating to operating facilities; the effect and costs of claims (known or unknown) relating to litigation and environmental remediation; the ability to develop and further enhance technology and proprietary know-how; the ability to attract and retain key personnel; disruption from the merger making it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers, employees or suppliers; changes in the economic climate in the markets in which Calgon Carbon or Kuraray own and operate their respective businesses; the overall level of economic activity; the availability of consumer credit and mortgage financing, unemployment rates and other factors; Calgon Carbon’s ability to successfully integrate the November 2, 2016 acquisition of the assets and business of the wood-based activated carbon, reactivation, and mineral-based filtration media of CECA and achieve the expected results of the acquisition, including any expected synergies and the expected future accretion to earnings; changes in, or delays in the implementation of, regulations that cause a market for Calgon Carbon’s or Kuraray’s products; Calgon Carbon’s or Kuraray’s ability to successfully type approve or qualify its products to meet customer and end market requirements; changes in competitor prices for products similar to Calgon Carbon’s or Kuraray’s; higher energy and raw material costs; costs of imports and related tariffs; unfavorable weather conditions and changes in market prices of natural gas relative to prices of coal; changes in foreign currency exchange rates and interest rates; changes in corporate income and cross-border tax policies of the United States and other countries; labor relations; the availability of capital and environmental requirements as they relate to both Calgon Carbon’s or Kuraray’s operations and to those of Calgon Carbon’s or Kuraray’s customers; borrowing restrictions; the validity of and licensing restrictions on the use of patents, trademarks and other intellectual property; pension costs; the results of litigation involving Calgon Carbon or Kuraray; information security breaches and other disruptions that could compromise Calgon Carbon’s or Kuraray’s information and expose Calgon Carbon or Kuraray to business interruption, increased costs, liability and reputational damage; and additional risks associated with the conduct of Calgon Carbon’s or Kuraray’s business, such as failure to achieve expected results and the risks that are described from time to time in Calgon Carbon’s reports filed with the SEC, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, filed with the SEC on March 1, 2017.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed merger, a preliminary proxy statement on Schedule 14A will be filed with the SEC. CALGON CARBON STOCKHOLDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO READ THE PRELIMINARY PROXY STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED MERGER. The final proxy statement will be mailed to stockholders of Calgon Carbon holding shares as of the record date, which has not been set at this time. Investors and securityholders will be able to obtain the documents free of charge at the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov or from Calgon Carbon at the “Investors” section of its website, accessible via http://www.calgoncarbon.com/, or by contacting Dan Crookshank, Director – Investor Relations and Treasurer, at (412) 787-6795.

Participants in Solicitation

Calgon Carbon and its directors and executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed merger. Information concerning such participants is set forth in the proxy statement, filed with the SEC on Schedule 14A on March 23, 2017, for Calgon Carbon’s 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, filed with the SEC on March 1, 2017. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed merger will be included in the proxy statement in respect of the proposed merger (and other relevant materials) to be filed with the SEC when they become available.


Contacts

Calgon Carbon
Dan Crookshank, 412-787-6795
Director – Investor Relations & Treasurer
dcrookshank@calgoncarbon.com
or
Kuraray
Fumio Uegaki, +81-3-6701-1070
Manager, Corporate Communications Dept.
Kuraraykoho@kuraray.com

Cellular Dynamics International Signs Agreement with Nanion Technologies to Enhance Mutual Offerings for Researchers

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#IPSC--Cellular Dynamics International (CDI), a FUJIFILM company, the leading developer and manufacturer of differentiated cells derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), and Nanion Technologies GmbH (Nanion), a leading provider of instrumentation for ion channel drug discovery and screening, announced today that they have entered into a joint marketing agreement. The mutual partnership will offer research customers access to CDI’s suite of human iPSC-derived tissue cells paired with the high performance instrument platforms from Nanion to drive functional readouts on human cell models.


Currently developed as a one year program, participating research customers will receive Nanion’s CardioExcyte 96 instrument in conjunction with a supply and participation agreement with CDI. Under the program, CDI will provide iPSC-derived differentiated cells, Nanion will provide on-site training for CardioExcyte 96 use. At the end of the year, the customer’s contract can be renewed or the CardioExcyte 96 instrument can be purchased at a depreciated market value. Both companies expect to continue to develop and expand their suite of co-developed applications offered under this program.

“Cutting edge techniques can often be out of reach for many investigators. This program increases testing equipment availability while enabling researchers to take full advantage of the benefits provided by CDI’s human iPSC-derived tissue specific cells,” said Dr. Bruce Novich, Division President-CNBD for FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation and Division President – Life Sciences for CDI. “The net result across the research community will be greater access to better tools with more rapid generation of impactful results.”

“The CardioExcyte 96 measures electrical activity as well as cell movement and changes in morphology. This is well suited for basic research, toxicity testing, and therapeutic development across a suite of endpoints including, but not limited to cardiac function, cell attachment, spreading and proliferation, quantification of cell behavior in a confluent layer, with regard to barrier function, and quality of cell-cell and cell-substrate adhesions,” stated Niels Fertig, Founder and CEO for Nanion Technologies GmbH. “CDI produces many cell types central to these endpoints and we are excited to launch this combined effort that bundles and increases access to these technologies.”

For more information please visit CDI at https://cellulardynamics.com/ and Nanion at http://www.nanion.de/.

About Cellular Dynamics International:

Cellular Dynamics International (CDI), a FUJIFILM company, is a leading developer and supplier of human cells used in drug discovery, toxicity testing, and regenerative medicine applications. Leveraging technology that can be used to create induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and differentiated tissue-specific cells from any individual, CDI is committed to advancing life science research and transforming the therapeutic development process in order to fundamentally improve human health. The company’s inventoried iCell® products and donor-specific MyCell® Products are available in the quantity, quality, purity, and reproducibility required for drug and cell therapy development. For more information please visit www.cellulardynamics.com.

About Fujifilm

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies. In the year ended March 31, 2017, the company had global revenues of $21.5 billion, at an exchange rate of 108 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.

About Nanion

Nanion Technologies is a leading provider of instrumentation for ion channel drug discovery and screening. Founded in 2002, Nanion has grown over the last 15 years to a company with over 100 employees worldwide. With headquarters in Munich, Germany, Nanion has subsidiaries in the USA, Denmark, Japan and China, as well as distribution partners in seven other countries. The Nanion team has developed and successfully established four generations of automated patch clamp instruments for sophisticated and high throughput applications in ion channel research and drug discovery. www.nanion.de

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Contacts

Fujifilm Contact:
Fujifilm
Lauren Geloso, +1-914-798-8303
lgeloso@fujifilm.com
or
Nanion Contact:
Nanion Technologies GmbH
Dr. Niels Fertig, +49 89 219095 072
info@nanion.de