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(Bloomberg) -- Vir Biotechnology Inc.’s stock has lost some of its luster after quadrupling earlier this year as competition heats up for Covid-19 antibody therapies. Yet its chief executive officer is looking ahead to the next viral scourge.With two well-heeled competitors ahead of it, Vir has pared a February surge to a still impressive 115% leap this year. Eli Lilly & Co.’s antibody treatment received an emergency use authorization on Nov. 9 and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s therapy got its nod over the weekend. Vir’s medicine is unique because it targets a variety of coronaviruses, CEO George Scangos said.It “has the potential not only to be effective against Covid-19, but it has a reasonable chance of also being effective against the next coronavirus outbreak,” Scangos said in an interview. An interim look at late-stage data for VIR-7831 is expected in January.Regeneron has touted its two-antibody cocktail as being better than single-antibody treatments like those from Lilly or Vir. Yet Scangos, a former Biogen Inc. chieftain, said that while Lilly and Regeneron’s medicines block the ability of the virus to infect cells, the virus could evade these antibodies by mutating.‘Babe Ruth’“Would you rather have two random baseball players or Babe Ruth?,” he said. “It’s not just the number but the quality and the characteristics of the antibody.”Vir’s antibody was developed not from a Covid-19 patient but from one who’d recovered from severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, which is also caused by a coronavirus. The company chose an antibody that also works against Covid-19 and Scangos postulates that it responds to something in the SARS and Covid viruses that hasn’t changed over years of viral evolution.He also sees potential advantage for Vir’s antibody in its engagement of part of the immune system where Lilly and Regeneron’s molecules have had less potent activity.Baird’s Madhu Kumar, the only analyst with a sell-equivalent rating on Vir, is skeptical. He said this particular component of Lilly and Regeneron’s antibodies may be what led to some safety signals and “could trigger inflammatory cascades that could be detrimental to patients.” This particularly concerns hospitalized patients, which Vir is still studying, Kumar told Bloomberg.Email requests for comment to Lilly and Regeneron weren’t returned.Much of Kumar’s skepticism is tied to Vir’s valuation. Even after the stock pulled way back from a Feb. 27 record, it’s still has more than doubled this year. He’s also wary of the market for antibodies in general because successful vaccine results from Pfizer Inc. and partner BioNTech SE as well as Moderna Inc. have blunted its longer term “tail value.”Outside of Covid-19, Kumar has a positive view on Vir. “There’s a real company behind this,” he said, calling out Vir’s hepatitis B RNAi platform. Vir’s stock slipped as much as 3.2% in early Tuesday trading.Others on Wall Street take a more optimistic view with five analysts deeming it a buy, and one with a hold rating. The average analyst price target of $55 suggests the Street expects shares may almost double over the next 12 months.GlaxoSmithKline Plc is also a believer and has invested $250 million in San Francisco-based Vir. The duo are in a deal to pursue not only Covid-19 but future coronaviruses using CRISPR screening technology and artificial intelligence to find new compounds.(Updates to add shares in eleventh paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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Snapchat parent Snap (NYSE: SNAP) is the latest social media specialist to try to take a bite out of TikTok's surging popularity. Yesterday, the company announced a feature called Spotlight, which will become a new section of the app designed to highlight viral videos. The never-ending cycle of social media companies replicating rivals' best features continues.
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(Bloomberg) -- Tesla Inc. is smashing through records as its impending addition to the S&P 500 Index has sparked a buying frenzy among investors, pushing the company’s market valuation over the $500 billion mark for the first time on Tuesday.Shares of the electric vehicle company have soared this year, rising nearly 550%, with gains accelerating over the past week after S&P Dow Jones Indices last Monday said Tesla will be added to the benchmark. The stock surge helped co-founder Elon Musk add $100.3 billion to his net worth this year and overtake Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person.Read more: Musk Overtakes Gates to Grab World’s Second-Richest RankingTesla shares rose as much as 4.1% in New York in early trading, touching an all-time high of $543.17, and pushing its market capitalization to over $506 billion. Crossing the treshold valuation brings true a prediction from Musk, who is said to have made it 18 months ago in a call with investors.With Tesla set to join the index on Dec. 21, money managers and investors who closely track the S&P 500 will now have to buy the stock in order to accurately mirror the gauge. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has said Tesla’s inclusion could result in $8 billion of demand from active U.S. large-cap mutual funds.Tesla’s ascension and entrance into the group of blue-chip investments is also good news for the broader sector. Nio Inc., Workhorse Group Inc., Nikola Corp., Lordstown Motors Corp., XPeng Inc., Li Auto Inc. and Ayro Inc. have also rallied and some are now trading at new record highs.Electric-vehicle makers and other related companies across the world have also enjoyed frenzied buying on optimism the auto sector will be dominated by electric-powered cars in the decades ahead. That combined with high valuations for Tesla is pushing investors to lesser known names that can benefit from the sector’s growth opportunities, but with a smaller share price.(Updates Tesla share move in first, second and third paragraphs.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
On Nov. 2, its market cap surpassed that of German automaker BMW. The very next day, its market cap not only crossed the $50 billion mark, but also surpassed that of General Motors (NYSE: GM). NIO has benefited from a lot of hype around the electric vehicle (EV) industry.
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The two ender COVID-19 tests received the FDA notification, marking the entry of the Swiss company into the US market.
Company announcement no. 46 - 20 24 November 2020 Notification of Managers’ transactionsNTG Nordic Transport Group A/S (“NTG”) hereby announces in accordance with section 19 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (the “Market Abuse Regulation”), to have received the following notifications from persons discharging managerial responsibilities in NTG:Jørgen Hansen (Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors) H5H A/S (a company closely associated to Jørgen Hansen) has on 23 November 2020 bought 7,054 shares in NTG of nominally DKK 20 each at a price of DKK 181.2877 per share. Reference is made to the attached notification.Additional information For additional information, please contact:Investor relations Christian D. Jakobsen, Group CFO +45 76 32 09 89 email@example.com Press Mathias Jensen-Vinstrup, Group Director +45 76 32 09 90 firstname.lastname@example.orgAttachments: Company announcement no. 46-20_attachment_notification_H5HAttachments * Company announcement no. 46-20_attachment_notification_H5H * Company announcement no. 46-20
The Asia-Pacific PET packaging market in the pharmaceutical sector (henceforth, referred to as the market studied) was valued at USD 2652 million in 2019, and it is projected to reach USD 3540 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 5.New York, Nov. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Asia Pacific PET Packaging Market in Pharmaceutical Sector - Growth, Trends, Forecasts (2020 - 2025)" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05989488/?utm_source=GNW 1% during the period of 2020-2025. Plastic packaging is becoming more popular than other products, as a plastic package is light in weight and easier to handle. Similarly, even the major pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Asia-pacific region prefer to use plastic packaging solutions, owing to their lower cost of production. Moreover, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) polymers are growing in plastic bottling applications in the pharmaceutical industry. \- According to a study conducted by the PET Packaging Association For Clean Environment (PACE) and National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), in 2019, an estimated 80,000- 85,000 metric ton of PET products were used in the Indian pharmaceutical sector. \- Manufacturers prefer PET to other plastic packaging products, as it accounts for the minimum loss of raw material during the manufacturing process as compared to other plastic products. Its ability to add multiple colors and designs has made it a preferred choice for the industry players. In addition, PET offers safety and quality standards, which is why it is witnessing a predominant usage in the pharmaceutical sector. \- Furthermore, the adoption of PET can lead to nearly 90% weight reduction, as compared to glass, allowing a more economical transportation process. Currently, plastic bottles made of PET are widely replacing the heavy and fragile glass bottles in the pharmaceutical industry in the Asia-Pacific region. For instance, it is possible to transport 30,000 100-ml PET bottles in a truck, as opposed to only 18,000 glass bottles, according to the PACE and NCL 2019 study. This reduces the transportation cost and environmental impact. \- Moreover, the pharmaceutical market in the region is growing, with the presence of countries like China, India, and Japan, among others, where the demand for pharmaceutical products is increasing due to the population and rising diseases. \- The healthcare and pharmaceutical sector in China is one of the world’s largest markets, primarily driven by its aging population. According to Pharmaceutical Technology, the value of China’s pharmaceutical market was forecast to surge to almost USD 574 billion by 2022. Hence, there is a growing possibility for the domestic players, as they might experience an increase in the demand for PET bottles from these companies.? \- With the COVID-19 outbreak and measures taken to curb the spread of the virus, PET bottles such as hand sanitizer and handwash bottles have seen a surge in demand, which is likely to continue for the next year or two. Likewise, the manufacturing capability will also see a shift in production towards such trends, Key Market Trends Bottles to Witness Significant Growth Rate \- The bottle accounts for the highest share of the PET demand, as PET bottles are one of the most used products in end-user industries, such as food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and personal care. \- The rising adoption of PET bottles in the end-user industry is due to the significant number of advantages offered, such as lightweight, economical transportation, process, recyclability, and minimum loss of raw material. According to Reliance Industry Limited, the PET Division report 2020, the PET bottle demand in India in the FY 2018-2019 accounted for 960-kilo metric ton per annum (KTA). \- The growing trend of transparency among the consumers in the region is also driving the PET bottles’ demand, as consumers want to see the physical product before purchase. The PET bottle is taking over the glass in the single-serve ketchup, condiments, and sauce markets. Many companies choose bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), as PET is as clear as glass and less likely to break. ? \- Moreover, household products, such as dish wash liquids, toilet cleaners, and floor cleaning acids, are mostly packaged in PET bottles. The PET bottles usage in pharmaceutical packaging is increasing in the region. The demand for nasal spray bottles is anticipated to increase, owing to the increasing number of patients suffering from sinusitis in the region. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ (NIAID), one in eight Indians suffers from chronic sinusitis. This disease is also more widespread than diabetes, asthma, or coronary heart disease in the country. \- China is one of the largest PET resin producers and consumers of PET bottles in Asia-Pacific. With such large consumption, the country is focusing on the recycling of PET bottles instead of using virgin PET. According to the American chemical society, the cumulative recycling of PET bottles amounted to 78 million metric ton (Mt) in China during 2010-2018. Similarly, Japan accounted for 84.6% recycling rate of PET bottles in 2018, according to the Japan Container and Packaging Recycling Association. Increasing spending on healthcare and Pharmaceutical to augment the market growth \- The Asia-Pacific region is one of the prominent regions where the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector is growing due to the high population in countries, such as China and India. The healthcare and pharmaceutical sector in the region is one of the world’s largest markets, primarily driven by the aging population. According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the people aged 60 years and above accounted for 18.1 % of the total population in 2019. \- Additionally, the pharmaceutical sector plays a vital role in the country’s roadmap, moving from manufacturing generics to new drug development. The Healthy China 2030 initiative underlines this shift. Hence, the growth of the pharmaceutical industry is expected to create new opportunities, thereby driving the growth of the PET packaging market. \- Furthermore, according to the Department of Pharmaceuticals (India), the annual turnover of the Indian pharmaceutical market in 2019 was USD 20.03 billion, which increased from USD 15.53 billion in 2015. \- Improved growth in domestic sales depends on the ability of the companies to align their product portfolios with diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular, depression, and cancer. Currently, about 80% of the anti-retroviral drugs used globally to combat AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) are supplied by the Indian pharmaceutical firms. The pharmaceutical companies are framing new methods and approaches to minimize packaging costs and meet important goals, such as enhancing patient compliance. Thus, the PET packaging market in the pharmaceutical sector is expected to witness significant growth in India. Competitive Landscape The Asia Pacific PET packaging market is highly concentrated with major players developing a prominent market share. The firms keep on innovating and enter into strategic partnerships in order to retain their market position. \- January 2020 - Okayama Factory acquired FSSC 22000 for Food Packaging Material Manufacturing certification. \- December 2019 - Gerresheimer AG increased its production capacity for plastic containers and opened a new plant in Kosamba, India. The company has a strong foothold in India, through its partner, Triveni Polymers Pvt Ltd. The company offers PET liquid oral bottles in many sizes, for the pharmaceutical industry. Reasons to Purchase this report: \- The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format \- 3 months of analyst support Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05989488/?utm_source=GNW About Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. 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Changes in lifestyle and changes, emergence of innovative designs, and increase in number of people regretting tattoos drive the growth of the global tattoo removal market. Asia-Pacific held the highest share in 2019, and will maintain its leadership position during the forecast period. Owing to lockdown imposed by governments, tattoo parlors, hospitals, and clinics were closed to avoid cross-contamination. Moreover, many surgical & laser procedures were postponed.Portland, OR, Nov. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to the report published by Allied Market Research, the global Tattoo Removal Market garnered $478 million in 2019, and is expected to reach $795 million by 2027, witnessing a CAGR of 19.3% from 2020 to 2027. The report provides a detailed analysis of drivers & opportunities, top winning strategies, key segments, major investment pockets, regions, and competitive scenario.Download Detailed COVID-19 Impact Sample Report at: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-for-customization/3537?reqfor=covid Changes in lifestyle and changes, emergence of innovative designs, and increase in number of people regretting tattoos drive the growth of the global tattoo removal market. However, high costs related to removal hinder the market growth. On the other hand, technological advancements in the tattoo removal methods create new opportunities in the coming years.Covid-19 Scenario: * Owing to lockdown imposed by governments, tattoo parlors, hospitals, and clinics were closed to avoid cross-contamination. Moreover, many surgical & laser procedures were postponed. * Medical staff conducting tattoo removal procedures was reallocated to take care of patients with Covid-19 as the number of cases increased drastically, which in turn, increased the need for workforce. * Tattoo removal procedures began as lockdown restrictions were lifted off, and tattoo parlors and clinics reopened. Moreover, medical staff was assigned to their respective departments in hospitals.The report offers detailed segmentation of the global tattoo removal market based on procedure, end user, and region.Based on procedure, the laser procedure segment accounted for nearly three-fifths of the total share in 2019, and is projected to maintain its leadership status during the forecast period. Moreover, this segment is projected to manifest the highest CAGR of 20.1% from 2020 to 2027. The research also discusses the segments including surgical procedures, creams, and other procedures.Based on end user, the clinics segment held nearly four-fifths of the total market share of the global tattoo removal market in 2019, and is expected to continue to dominate in terms of revenue throughout the forecast period. In addition, this segment would continue to grow at the highest CAGR of 19.9% from 2020 to 2027. The research also explores segments including hospitals and others.For Purchase Enquiry at: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/3537 Based on region, Asia-Pacific held the highest share in 2019, contributing to nearly two-fifths of the total share, and will maintain its leadership position during the forecast period. Moreover, the region is estimated to witness the highest CAGR of 20.3% from 2020 to 2027. 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Hood 2 Heights Hood 2 HeightsCleveland, Ohio, Nov. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Financial Coaching firm Hood 2 Heights is on a mission to help people belonging to minority communities become financially sound and free.Oftentimes, hailing from a marginalized community means their people, their culture, and the struggle of their culture are not very well advocated for and represented at administrative levels. It in turn boils down to inequitable opportunities for those marginalized communities, which further represses their trajectory forwards success and wealth. But Hood 2 Heights is helping make that dream a reality for minorities through their expert financial advice services. The firm has already helped over hundreds of people through its resources which it divulges from its website. About Hood 2 Heights: Hood 2 Heights is an informative platform that offers inspiration, hope, and drive for people to make changes in their lives and not settle for what is in front of people. The team at H2H believes that no one should allow their circumstances to dictate their future, and with hard work, dedication, and a vision, anything is possible. From an impoverished neighborhood in Cleveland, the entrepreneur behind H2H was stuck in an environment of doubt, struggle, and fear. She did not want to become something she would regret, and she knew one day that she would see beyond those walls and make a life that she would be so proud of today. Although it was a difficult road, the alternative life was not an option for her family and she. Success is within reach for everyone, no matter what one has been told or may even tell oneself. The programs provided at Hood 2 Heights were curated from the desire to show women that it is possible to depend on oneself and not anyone else. By teaching the process of earning money online, thinking like a millionaire, and speaking positivity into the universe, people don’t want to work a 9 to 5 job ever again. Understanding that this shift is possible for people is the first step towards making one's life what they want it to become. Don’t wait for someone to pour into them what they can pour into oneself. People have the power to give oneself all of the happiness they seek and more. Together, we can grow and, more importantly, develop others to do the same. With a community behind them every step of the way, they are not alone in what they will accomplish. Hood 2 Heights has a mission of empowering women to depend on themselves through the right education, conversations, and services to become financially successful. By minimizing the impact of any doubts or socio-economic barriers that limit them, we envision the women we teach to achieve their dreams of financial wellness and live a life that exceeds expectations. With the roadmap, support, and tools provided to them, they have the power to adjust their life. Services Offered By Hood 2 Heights: To name as resources, Hood 2 Heights has published a lot of self-help passive income books throughout the years which target varied income streams. Readers and aspiring businesses can acquire and purchase those books on the website of H2H. Many people who have purchased their books, studied them thoroughly, and followed all the instructions and hacks religiously have written about their excellent experience and quick effective profit made from business as testimonials available on the website. To know more, visit the Hood2Heights website. Media Details Company: Hood 2 Heights Email: TanishaJ@Hood2Heights.com Website: www.Hood2Heights.com Attachment * Hood 2 Heights
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says it is vital fans are allowed back into football grounds as soon as possible, even if some clubs have to wait longer than others. Plans are afoot to ensure spectators can return in the next few weeks, but that depends on which tier of restrictions a region is placed. Clubs in tier two, for example, can accommodate 2,000 fans. Those in a tier one area will be allowed 4,000. Those in the higher tiers will still have to wait, which will ignite a debate about the competitive advantage of those able to call upon home support rather than play in an empty stadium. Klopp shrugged off that argument, although he did question the logic of how the Government has come up with its numbers. “I don’t think it’s unfair (that some clubs will be able to return fans and some won’t),” he said. “The rules depend on different areas. The problem I have at the moment is that I struggle to put faith in any kind of announcement. “And I don’t understand why we would now have 2,000 people in a stadium of 60,000 people, and 2,000 people in a stadium of 9,000 people. But I’m not surprised that it is not finally thought through, to be honest. “But it’s good news, a good sign, and I take it, 100 per cent. I don’t think it’s unfair, it’s just the situation. It’s the world at the moment and we cannot change these kinds of things.” There is no guarantee the Liverpool region will evade the toughest restrictions, despite the fall in Covid infection rates since the latest lockdown. A mass testing scheme was piloted in the city in the past month. However, it will not be known until Thursday which tier the Liverpool region is in. “While we await confirmation of which tier the city of Liverpool will be placed in, we continue to work through our plans and will make further announcements in due course,” Liverpool said in a club statement. “We will continue to work with our city partners, including Liverpool City Council, Merseyside Police and Spirit of Shankly, in order to establish the most up-to-date health guidance and the most effective process for the safe return of supporters.” Everton, meanwhile, have put contingency plans in place for at least 2,000 fans returning by announcing a ballot process for season-ticket holders and seasonal hospitality members for home fixtures, beginning with the visit of Chelsea on 12 December.
In a new interview with Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer, Fox Sports host and former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho said he believes student players should be paid but called comparisons between college sports and modern-day slavery “hyperbolic.”
The Dow is now on the cusp of a new record, as investors look beyond the COVID-19 spike to a vaccine.