AGC Biologics Enters Agreement to Acquire Facility in Longmont, CO, Eyeing to Significantly Expand Their Cell and Gene Therapy Capabilities and Offerings

Seattle, July 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AGC Biologics, a leading global biopharmaceutical Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), announced the signing of a purchase agreement for a state-of-the-art Cell and Gene Therapy commercial manufacturing facility in Longmont, Colorado, currently owned by Novartis Gene Therapies. Once the transaction closes, pending final due diligence, the facility will equip AGC Biologics with significant additional capacity and space to continue to expand its end-to-end Cell and Gene Therapy (C&GT) offering, ensuring security of supply for current and future C&GT customers. This facility is only 16 miles from AGC Biologics’ state-of-the-art large-scale stainless steel mammalian facility in Boulder, CO.

This news comes just three months after AGC Biologics announced an expansion at its Center of Excellence for Cell and Gene Therapy in Milan, Italy. AGC has invested heavily in C&GT services since the acquisition and integration of MolMed in 2020, and AGC Biologics is now one of the very few CDMO’s in the world offering end-to-end C&GT services, including plasmid production of all grades.

The Longmont facility adds 622,000 square feet of operations and office space within six buildings on the sprawling 229-acre overall campus, located 40 minutes north of Denver. AGC Biologics aims to hire a significant percentage of the talented staff employed by Novartis at the facility.

“The Longmont facility fits perfectly into AGC’s long-term growth and expansion plans,” says AGC Biologics Chief Executive Officer, Patricio Massera. “This move is driven by our dedication to satisfy the needs of our current and future customers.”

“Adding this facility into our global network will be one more step towards our vision of being able to offer our partners, whatever they need it, wherever they need it,” says AGC Biologics Chief Business Officer, Mark Womack.“

About AGC Biologics:

AGC Biologics is a leading global biopharmaceutical Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with a strong commitment to deliver the highest standard of service as we work side-by-side with our clients and partners, every step of the way. We provide world-class development and manufacture of mammalian and microbial-based therapeutic proteins, plasmid DNA (pDNA), viral vectors, and genetically engineered cells. Our global network spans the U.S., Europe, and Asia, with cGMP-compliant facilities in Seattle, Washington; Boulder, Colorado; Copenhagen, Denmark; Heidelberg, Germany; Milan, Italy; and Chiba, Japan and we currently employ more than 1,800 employees worldwide. Our commitment to continuous innovation fosters the technical creativity to solve our clients’ most complex challenges, including specialization in fast-track projects and rare diseases. AGC Biologics is the partner of choice. To learn more, visit


Matteo Pellegrino
AGC Biologics

CNH Industrial announces senior appointments

London, July 1, 2021

CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) today announced that it has appointed Scott Moran as Chief CNH Industrial Business System Officer and Kelly Tolbert as Chief Diversity & Inclusion, Sustainability and Transformation Officer. In these positions, Mr. Moran and Ms. Tolbert will join the Company’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT), an operational decision-making body of CNH Industrial.

These executive appointments form part of CNH Industrial’s revitalized emphasis on customer centricity and further reinforce the Company’s commitment to Diversity & Inclusion and Sustainability.

“I am delighted to welcome Kelly and Scott, whose extensive professional experience will be invaluable as we constantly improve our organization and strive for excellence,” said Scott Wine, Chief Executive Officer, CNH Industrial. “Scott will lead the design, implementation, and ongoing development of the new CNH Industrial Business System, which will build on World Class Manufacturing to create a more comprehensive corporate-wide program that drives continuous improvement in all facets of our organization. His absolute command of both the strategic and tactical aspects of Lean implementation and execution will be an important resource.

“Kelly possesses an exceptional background in organizational evolution, a deep understanding of the value and imperative of diversity and inclusion, and an unsurpassed dedication to finding, hiring, and developing top talent. These attributes make Kelly the ideal champion for our Company’s, and my personal, commitment to Diversity and Inclusion and ESG. Both appointments will accelerate our journey toward becoming a less complex and more agile Company to best serve our customers and dealers.”

Mr. Moran joins CNH Industrial from Next Level Partners (NLP), where as a Principal he led over 80 organizations through strategy deployment process implementations and Kaizen (Lean) driven transformations. Prior to joining NLP, Scott Moran held various leadership positions at Textron, Inc, a global multi-industry business. He has 30+ years of experience in quality, operations, strategic planning, Lean/Six-Sigma and general management in automotive, energy and capital equipment markets working for public and private global businesses.

Ms. Tolbert joins CNH Industrial from Stellantis, where she most recently served as Vice President of Global Talent, Leadership & Learning and Global HRBP for HR. In this role, Kelly Tolbert led the design and implementation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ global diversity & inclusion strategy, assumed all talent management responsibilities for the Stellantis merger, and spearheaded global reorganization projects across Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ industrial business units to support strategic technology objectives. Kelly Tolbert has more than 20 years of experience in people development, organizational design and employee engagement across a range of industries including manufacturing, non-profit, technology and public relations.

CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence. Each of the individual brands belonging to the Company is a major international force in its specific industrial sector: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and Steyr for tractors and agricultural machinery; Case and New Holland Construction for earth moving equipment; Iveco for commercial vehicles; Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus for buses and coaches; Iveco Astra for quarry and construction vehicles; Magirus for firefighting vehicles; Iveco Defence Vehicles for defence and civil protection; and FPT Industrial for engines and transmissions. More information can be found on the corporate website:


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Philips announces first patient treated with its new real-time 3D intracardiac echocardiography catheter – VeriSight Pro

July 01, 2021

  • FDA 510k-cleared real-time 3D intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) catheter has potential to improve standard of care for structural heart disease and electrophysiology procedures
  • Reduced need for general anesthesia accelerates workflows, increases efficiency, and broadens treatment options

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the first minimally-invasive heart procedure using its new real-time 3D intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) catheter. The Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion (LAAO) procedure was carried out by Mohamad Adnan Alkhouli, M.D., at Mayo Clinic (Minnesota, U.S.). Used together with Philips Premium Cardiology Ultrasound System (EPIQ CVx), the real-time 3D Philips Intracardiac Echocardiography Catheter – VeriSight Pro – offers superior 2D and 3D live image guidance for a wide range of procedures in structural heart disease and electrophysiology, allowing interventionalists to navigate procedures with ease, provide superior care, and optimize cath lab performance.

Live ultrasound imaging during structural heart disease and electrophysiology procedures typically relies on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) imaging, in which an ultrasound probe is passed down the patient’s throat and into their esophagus, until it lies next to the heart. TEE requires the patient to be sedated or given general anesthesia, lengthening preparation, procedure, and recovery times and carrying a degree of risk. Philips’ ICE catheter VeriSight Pro uses the same ultrasound technology, miniaturized to fit on the tip of a 1.98mm diameter (9 French) catheter so that it can be navigated to the patient’s heart via their vasculature – the same route used to introduce other catheters during minimally-invasive cardiac surgery. General anesthesia is typically not required, reducing patient risk, and opening up procedures to patients who are not good anesthesia candidates.

“Securing the best-possible live images enables interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists to boost procedure confidence and deliver optimum outcomes for more patients,” said Chris Landon, Senior Vice President and General Manager Image Guided Therapy Devices at Philips. “The exceptional 2D and 3D imaging capabilities of Philips Intracardiac Echocardiology Catheter – VeriSight Pro – make it a superb choice for image guidance in interventional procedures, reducing reliance on general anesthesia and the logistical hurdles that go with it.”

For interventional cardiologists, VeriSight Pro delivers a good alternative high quality 3D live image to TEE, including 3D Volume and Color Flow imaging. Based on Philips’ innovative xMATRIX 3D ultrasound transducer technology, Verisight Pro can provide a 90 by 90 degree 3D field of view as well as allowing physicians to view two scan planes simultaneously – for example, the long and short axes of the left atrial appendage (LAA) to select the appropriately sized device for LAA closure. VeriSight Pro provides superior 2D ICE imaging, as well as the ability to access new views more easily. Interventionalists can digitally change the scan angle to capture views without manually repositioning the ultrasound tip, a unique feature of this ICE catheter.

Philips Intracardiac Echocardiology Catheter – VeriSight Pro – is designed to be used with Philips Premium Cardiology Ultrasound System (EPIQ CVx). Philips offers integrated solutions for the treatment of Structural Heart Disease, combining interventional X-ray, 3D ultrasound and related interventional tools that are designed to enable confident navigation and positioning of devices to optimize outcomes while reducing procedure time.

Philips Intracardiac Echocardiology Catheter – VeriSight Pro – is available on a limited basis in the U.S.

For further information, please contact:

Mark Groves
Philips Global Press Office
Tel.: +31 631 639 916

Fabienne van der Feer
Philips Image Guided Therapy
Tel: + 31 622 698 001

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and well-being, and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2020 sales of EUR 17.3 billion and employs approximately 77,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at


Institutional Investor Research เผยแพร่การจัดอันดับ 2021 Asia Executive Team

สถานะ All-Star – 14 บริษัทในจีนแผ่นดินใหญ่และ 12 บริษัทในประเทศอื่นๆ ของเอเชียได้อันดับที่หนึ่งอย่างน้อยสี่หมวดหมู่ในภาคส่วนของตน 
บริษัทต่างๆ ได้รับการพัฒนาขึ้นสู่จุดสูงสุดผ่านโครงการ IR ที่ยอดเยี่ยม, ESG, ความเป็นผู้นำของผู้บริหาร และการรับมือกับโควิด

ฮ่องกง, July 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — วันนี้ Institutional Investor Research (II Research) ประกาศผลการสำรวจ Asia Executive Team ครั้งที่ 11 ของตน โดยได้เผยรายชื่อ CEO ชั้นนำ, CFO, เจ้าหน้าที่นักลงทุนสัมพันธ์ และโครงการนักลงทุนสัมพันธ์ที่รักษามาตรฐานการกำกับดูแลกิจการและอำนวยความสะดวกในการลงทุนในบริษัทได้ดีที่สุด บริษัททั้งหมด 116 แห่งได้รับตำแหน่งที่ได้รับการตีพิมพ์ในหมวดหมู่ตามรายการที่แสดงไว้ข้างต้นเพื่อเป็นบริษัทอันทรงเกียรติ และบริษัทเหล่านั้น 46 แห่งได้รับการยอมรับว่าเป็น Most Honoured Company

นักลงทุนและผู้จัดการและนักวิเคราะห์การลงทุนรวม 4,084 รายจากบริษัทผู้มีสิทธิโหวต 1,285 แห่งเข้าร่วมการสำรวจนี้ โดยเสนอชื่อบริษัททั้งหมด 1,438 แห่ง และบุคคล 2,690 รายใน 18 ภาคส่วน ซึ่งรวมถึงผู้เชี่ยวชาญด้านการซื้อ 3,503 รายจากบริษัทจัดซื้อ 1,178 แห่ง โดยมีมูลค่าประมาณ 1,863 พันล้านเหรียญสหรัฐฯ ในหุ้นเอเชีย (ก่อนหน้านี้เป็นญี่ปุ่น) และนักวิเคราะห์ฝ่ายขาย 581 รายจากบริษัท 107 แห่ง

บริษัทต่างๆ ได้รับการจัดอันดับในหัวข้อหลักหลายประการ รวมถึงการเปิดเผยข้อมูลทางการเงิน การบริการและการสื่อสาร การรับมือต่อโควิด-19 และ ESG เมื่อได้เสนอคุณสมบัติเพิ่มเติมของ CEO และ CFO เราจะเห็นได้ว่าในขณะที่มีการลงคะแนนสำหรับตำแหน่งเหล่านี้เพิ่มขึ้น การพิจารณาก็มีความละเอียดมากขึ้นด้วย


ปี 2021 เป็นปีแรกที่จีนแผ่นดินใหญ่ ประเทศอื่นๆ ในเอเชีย (ก่อนหน้านี้เป็นจีนแผ่นดินใหญ่) และกลุ่มธุรกิจขนาดเล็กและขนาดกลางได้รับการรายงานแยกจากกันในผลประกอบการโดยรวมในเอเชียแปซิฟิก บริษัทที่มีมูลค่าตามราคาตลาดที่ 1 หมื่นล้านเหรียญสหรัฐฯ หรือต่ำกว่านั้นจัดอยู่ในประเภท Small และ Mid-Cap

บริษัทต่างๆ ต่อไปนี้ได้รับสถานะ All-Star โดยได้รับอันดับที่ 1 ทุกประเภทในการจัดอันดับรวมจากสี่ในห้าประเภทสำหรับ Best CEO, Best CFO, Best Investor Relations Professional, Best IR Program และ Best ESG ในภาคส่วนของตนในจากการสำรวจ 2021 Asia Executive Team


China Merchants Bank Co. (จีน) (ธนาคาร); China Resources Beer (Holdings) Co. (จีน) (สินค้าจำเป็น); China Unicom (ฮ่องกง) (จีน) (โทรคมนาคม); China Yongda Automobiles Services Holdings (จีน) (รถยนต์และชิ้นส่วนรถยนต์); Ever Sunshine Lifestyle Services (จีน) (สินทรัพย์); Infosys (อินเดีย) (เทคโนโลยี/บริการไอทีและซอฟต์แวร์); Kunlun Energy Co. (จีน) (พลังงาน); Sunny Optical Technology (Group) Co. (จีน) (เทคโนโลยี/ฮาร์ดแวร์); Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (ไต้หวัน) (เทคโนโลยี/เซมิคอนดักเตอร์); Tencent Holdings (จีน) (อินเทอร์เน็ต); Topsports International Holdings (จีน) (สินค้าอุปโภคบริโภค); WuXi Biologics (Cayman) (จีน) (การดูแลสุขภาพและยา); Xinyi Solar Holdings (จีน) (อุตสาหกรรม); ZTO Express (Cayman) (จีน) (การขนส่ง)

ในบรรดาบริษัทเหล่านี้ มีบริษัทที่ได้อันดับที่หนึ่งในห้าประเภทดังต่อไปนี้:

Ever Sunshine Lifestyle Services (จีน); Kunlun Energy Co. (จีน); Sunny Optical Technology (Group) Co. (จีน); Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (ไต้หวัน); WuXi Biologics (Cayman) (จีน); Xinyi Solar Holdings (จีน); ZTO Express (Cayman) (จีน)


China Merchants Bank Co. (ธนาคาร); China Resources Beer (Holdings) Co. (สินค้าจำเป็น); China Unicom (ฮ่องกง) (โทรคมนาคม); China Yongda Automobiles Services Holdings (รถยนต์และชิ้นส่วนรถยนต์); Ever Sunshine Lifestyle Services (สินทรัพย์); Hua Hong Semiconductor (เทคโนโลยี/เซมิคอนดักเตอร์); Huazhu Group (เกมและที่พัก); Kunlun Energy Co. (พลังงาน); Sunny Optical Technology (Group) Co. (เทคโนโลยี/ฮาร์ดแวร์); Tencent Holdings (อินเทอร์เน็ต); Topsports International Holdings (สินค้าอุปโภคบริโภค); WuXi Biologics (Cayman) (การดูแลสุขภาพและยา); Xinyi Solar Holdings (อุตสาหกรรม); ZTO Express (Cayman) (การขนส่ง)

ในบรรดาบริษัทเหล่านี้ มีบริษัทที่ได้อันดับที่หนึ่งในห้าประเภทดังต่อไปนี้: Ever Sunshine Lifestyle Services, Huazhu Group, Kunlun Energy Co., Sunny Optical Technology (Group) Co., WuXi Biologics (Cayman), Xinyi Solar Holdings, ZTO Express (Cayman)

ประเทศอื่นๆ ในเอเชีย

AIA Group (ฮ่องกง) (ประกันภัย); Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (ไทย) (การดูแลสุขภาพและยา); Bharti Airtel (อินเดีย) (โทรคมนาคม); BOC Aviation (สิงคโปร์) (การขนส่ง); DBS Group Holdings (สิงคโปร์) (ธนาคาร); Hero MotoCorp (อินเดีย) (รถยนต์และชิ้นส่วนรถยนต์); Infosys (อินเดีย) (เทคโนโลยี/บริการไอทีและซอฟต์แวร์); JS Global Lifestyle Co. (ฮ่องกง) (สินค้าจำเป็น); Link Real Estate Investment Trust (ฮ่องกง) (สินทรัพย์); NAVER Corp. (เกาหลีใต้) (อินเทอร์เน็ต); Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (ไต้หวัน) (เทคโนโลยี/เซมิคอนดักเตอร์); Tata Power Co. (อินเดีย) (พลังงาน)

ในบรรดาบริษัทเหล่านี้ มีบริษัทที่ได้อันดับที่หนึ่งในห้าประเภทดังต่อไปนี้: AIA Group (ฮ่องกง), Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (ไทย), BOC Aviation (สิงคโปร์), Hero MotoCorp (อินเดีย), JS Global Lifestyle Co. (ฮ่องกง), Link Real Estate Investment Trust (ฮ่องกง), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (ไต้หวัน)


Akeso (จีน) (การดูแลสุขภาพและยา), BOC Aviation (สิงคโปร์) (การขนส่ง), ChinaSoft International (จีน) (เทคโนโลยี/บริการไอทีและซอฟต์แวร์), China Yongda Automobiles Services Holdings (จีน) (รถยนต์และชิ้นส่วนรถยนต์), Ever Sunshine Lifestyle Services (จีน) (สินทรัพย์), Far EasTone Telecommunications Co. (ไต้หวัน) (โทรคมนาคม), Hengan International Group Co. (จีน) (สินค้าจำเป็น), JOYY (จีน) (อินเทอร์เน็ต), Kunlun Energy Co. (จีน) (พลังงาน), Suncity Group Holdings (มาเก๊า) (เกมและที่พัก), Topsports International Holdings (จีน) (สินค้าอุปโภคบริโภค), ZhongAn Online (จีน) (ประกันภัย)

ในบรรดาบริษัทเหล่านี้ มีบริษัทที่ได้อันดับที่หนึ่งในห้าประเภทดังต่อไปนี้: Akeso (จีน), BOC Aviation (สิงคโปร์), Ever Sunshine Lifestyle Services (จีน), Far EasTone Telecommunications Co. (ไต้หวัน), JOYY (จีน), Kunlun Energy Co. (จีน), Suncity Group Holdings (มาเก๊า) และ ZhongAn Online (จีน)


  1. การโหวตด้านจัดซื้อเพิ่มขึ้นอย่างมาก 

    ปีนี้มีนักลงทุนและนักวิเคราะห์เข้าร่วมการสำรวจมากขึ้น จำนวนผู้มีสิทธิโหวตด้านจัดซื้อเพิ่มขึ้นมากกว่า 80% เมื่อเทียบเป็นรายปี

  2. ภาคส่วนที่ร้อนแรงในเอเชีย 

    ภาคส่วนสินค้าอุปโภคบริโภค สินทรัพย์และสินค้าจำเป็นได้รับความสนใจมากที่สุดในปีนี้

  3. ความสนใจที่เพิ่มขึ้นจากอีกซีกโลกและทั่วเอเชียตะวันออกเฉียงใต้ 

    จำนวนผู้มีสิทธิโหวตในสหรัฐฯ เพิ่มขึ้น 250% เมื่อเทียบแบบรายปี โดยมาจาก 24 รัฐ นอกจากสหรัฐอเมริกาแล้ว การมีส่วนร่วมของนักลงทุนในออสเตรเลีย อินเดีย และทุกประเทศในอาเซียนก็เพิ่มขึ้นอย่างมาก ในขณะเดียวกัน จีนมีสัดส่วนของผู้มีสิทธิโหวตด้านจัดซื้อที่น้อยกว่าในการสำรวจปีนี้ โดยลดลงเหลือ 24% จาก 36% จากปีที่ผ่านมา

  4. ฝ่ายจัดซื้อและฝ่ายขายมีมุมมองต่างกัน 

    ในปีนี้ นักลงทุนและนักวิเคราะห์ด้านการขายได้ยอมรับผู้บริหารและบริษัทจำนวนมาก

Carvin Lee, อดีตผู้นำการค้าญี่ปุ่นในเอเชีย กล่าวว่า “เราได้รับการสนับสนุนจากการมีส่วนร่วมที่เพิ่มขึ้นในปีนี้ ซึ่งเป็นข้อพิสูจน์ถึงความสำคัญของการมีส่วนร่วมของนักลงทุนในตลาดทุนที่มีการแข่งขันสูง จากผลประกอบการในปีนี้ เราได้ยอมรับและเฉลิมฉลองให้กับทีมผู้บริหารที่แสดงให้เห็นถึงความเป็นผู้นำที่มีประสิทธิภาพและความเป็นเลิศด้าน IR เพื่อช่วยนักลงทุนผ่านการระบาดครั้งใหญ่”

หมายเหตุ: เพื่อให้ได้ตำแหน่ง Most Honoured Company ในการจัดอันดับโดยรวม ผลคะแนนในบริษัทจีนแผ่นดินใหญ่ หรือประเทศอื่นๆ ในเอเชีย ต้องได้รับคะแนนถ่วงน้ำหนัก 15 คะแนนขึ้นไปจากทั้งห้าหมวดหมู่ในการจัดอันดับรวมของทั้งฝ่ายจัดซื้อและฝ่ายขาย โดยที่อันดับที่หนึ่งแต่ละตำแหน่งมีค่าสามคะแนน อันดับที่สอง สองคะแนน และอันดับที่สามหนึ่งคะแนน

ในผลลัพธ์ของ SMID บริษัทต้องมีคะแนนถ่วงน้ำหนัก 9 คะแนนขึ้นไปจึงจะได้รับรางวัล Most Honoured Company

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กว่า 50 ปีที่ Institutional Investor ได้สร้างชื่อเสียงให้กับตัวเองอย่างต่อเนื่องท่ามกลางบริษัทสื่อชั้นนำของโลกด้วยวารสารศาสตร์ที่ล้ำสมัยและการเขียนที่เฉียบขาดซึ่งให้ข้อมูลข่าวสารที่จำเป็นสำหรับผู้ชมทั่วโลก นอกจากนี้ ตั้งแต่ปี 1972 Institutional Investor Research (II Research) ได้เสนอการวิจัยและการจัดอันดับมาตรฐานที่เป็นกรรมสิทธิ์ซึ่งได้รับความเชื่อถืออย่างมาก โดยให้ข้อเสนอแนะที่เป็นอิสระเกี่ยวกับด้านการขายและผลการดำเนินงานของบริษัท โดย II Research มุ่งหวังที่จะเป็นตัวเลือกแรกและเป็นแหล่งตรวจสอบอิสระของข้อมูลการตลาดเชิงคุณภาพสำหรับทั้งสามด้านของชุมชนการลงทุน และมีการดำเนินงานทั่วโลกครอบคลุมยุโรป เอเชียแปซิฟิก สหรัฐอเมริกา และละตินอเมริกา

Synchronoss Announces Closing of $235 Million of Common Stock and Senior Notes Offerings

In addition, Synchronoss raised $75 million through a
private placement of preferred stock

Net proceeds used to refinance the company’s capital structure

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. , June 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR), a global leader and innovator of cloud, messaging and digital solutions, today announced that on June 29, 2021 it closed an underwritten public offering of 42,307,692 shares of common stock, which included 3,846,154 shares issued in connection with the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares, at a price to the public of $2.60 per share, for gross proceeds of approximately $110 million. The Company also announced that on June 30, 2021 it closed an underwritten public offering of $125 million aggregate principal amount of 8.375% senior notes due 2026, which included $5 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes issued in connection with the underwriters’ option to purchase senior notes. Gross proceeds for both offerings are exclusive of underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company.

Synchronoss and the senior notes both received a rating of BB- from Egan-Jones Ratings Company, an independent, unaffiliated rating agency. The notes are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “SNCRL” as early as July 1, 2021.

In addition to the public offerings, on June 30, 2021 the Company closed a private placement of 75,000 shares of its Series B Perpetual Non-Convertible Preferred Stock to B. Riley Principal Investments, LLC for an aggregate purchase price of $75 million.

The two public offerings and the private placement resulted in net proceeds of approximately $300 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions, but before expenses. On June 30, 2021, the Company used the net proceeds in part to fully redeem all outstanding shares of its Series A Convertible Participating Perpetual Preferred Stock owned by an affiliate of Siris Capital Group and to repay amounts outstanding under the Company’s revolving credit facility.

“Synchronoss has emerged from this comprehensive refinancing process with a solid financial foundation that will support our mission to empower our customers to connect with their subscribers in trusted and meaningful ways,” said Jeff Miller, President and CEO of Synchronoss. “Today we have a sustainable financial environment that gives us the operating flexibility required to invest in delivering and enhancing great cloud, messaging and digital experiences for our customers; to enable long-term growth; and to deliver higher stockholder value to those who invest in the company.”

The refinancing has also led to the departure of Synchronoss Board of Directors members Frank Baker, Peter Berger and Robert Aquilina, each of whom is associated with Siris Capital Group. “On behalf of the entire Board and management, I would like to thank Frank, Peter and Bob for their contributions to Synchronoss over the last three years and for their generosity as advisors to me personally,” said Miller.

In conjunction with this new capitalization, B. Riley Financial, Inc., including certain of its affiliates, serve as Synchronoss’ anchor investor. Synchronoss has granted B. Riley representation on its Board.

Bryant Riley, Chairman and Co-CEO of B. Riley Financial, Inc., commented: “We are pleased to serve as a strategic partner and financial sponsor to Synchronoss on this capitalization and are committed to leveraging the full operational and financial capabilities of our platform to support Synchronoss in its strategy to deliver value. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Jeff and the entire management team as Synchronoss enters this exciting new phase for its business.”

B. Riley Securities, Inc., acted as the lead underwriter and sole book-running manager for the common stock offering. Northland Capital Markets acted as co-manager for the common stock offering.

B. Riley Securities, Inc. acted as the sole book-running manager for the senior notes offering. Northland Capital Markets, Aegis Capital Corp. and EF Hutton, a division of Benchmark Investments, LLC acted as lead managers for the senior notes offering.

The common stock and senior notes were offered under the Company’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3, which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on August 28, 2020. The offerings were made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus. Copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus for the offering may be obtained on the SEC’s website at, or by contacting B. Riley Securities by telephone at (703) 312-9580, or by email at

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, sale or solicitation would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Synchronoss

Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ: SNCR) builds software that empowers companies around the world to connect with their subscribers in trusted and meaningful ways. The company’s collection of products helps streamline networks, simplify onboarding and engage subscribers to unleash new revenue streams, reduce costs and increase speed to market. Hundreds of millions of subscribers trust Synchronoss products to stay in sync with the people, services and content they love. That’s why more than 1,500 talented Synchronoss employees worldwide strive each day to reimagine a world in sync. Learn more at

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including but not limited to statements regarding the closing of the public offering and the anticipated use of the proceeds thereof. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, including the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the public offering and the risk factors set forth from time to time in Synchronoss’ SEC filings, including but not limited to the risks that are described in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections (as applicable) of Synchronoss’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2021, which are on file with the SEC and available on the SEC’s website at In addition to the risks described above and in Synchronoss’ other filings with the SEC, other unknown or unpredictable factors also could affect Synchronoss’ results. No forward-looking statements can be guaranteed and actual results may differ materially from such statements. The information in this release is provided only as of the date of this release, and Synchronoss undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release on account of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.


Anais Merlin, CCgroup (International)
Diane Rose, CCgroup (North America)

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Inspirata Extends Multi-Year Partnership with the Victorian Cancer Registry

Tampa, Florida, June 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cancer informatics and digital pathology provider Inspirata announced today a multi-year extension of its close partnership with one of the world’s leading cancer registries, the Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) in Australia. The multi-year, multi-million-dollar contract extension will bring Inspirata’s E-Path Plus to Cancer Council Victoria’s network of 265 health services and 26 laboratories to support VCR’s ground-breaking accomplishments in shortening the time it takes to turn around cancer data and improving the accuracy of the data abstracted from cancer reports.

An important part of the Cancer Council Victoria, the Victorian Cancer Registry documents all instances of reportable cancer originating within the Australian state of Victoria, using this data to inform cancer policy development and monitor policy impact on cancer incidence, survival and mortality, and to release data for research purposes. Inspirata’s E-Path suite, already deployed in over 400 cancer centers and laboratories globally, draws on proprietary Natural Language Processing (NLP) and other clinically optimized AI to instantly interpret the text of diagnostic reports, identify reportable cases, and route them directly to the relevant cancer registry.

“Over the past five years, the engagement between Inspirata and the Victorian Cancer Registry has evolved from a good relationship based on initial success with the E-Path pilot to a true partnership with a clearly defined set of mutual goals and deliverables,” said Satish Sanan, CEO of Inspirata.

Inspirata previously ran a pilot for its cancer reporting automation solution, E-Path, in two Victorian laboratories with the intention of improving the cancer reporting process. This pilot demonstrated considerable improvements in accuracy and completeness and a substantial reduction in the burden of cancer reporting for pathology laboratories using E-Path.

“With approximately 94% of all pathology notifications in Victoria currently being captured by E-Path, and plans to increase this even further over the next few years, we’re thrilled to bring the overarching benefits of E-Path Plus to our network,” said Professor Sue Evans, Director of the Victorian Cancer Registry. “The partnership between Inspirata and VCR signifies a joint commitment to continue to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of cancer reporting in Victoria.”

About the Victorian Cancer Registry

The Victorian Cancer Registry, funded by the Victorian Department of Health keeps a record of people with cancer in Victoria. We analyse data, conduct and support research, and provide a service to Victoria’s Family Cancer Centres. Under the legislation Improving Cancer Outcomes Act 2014, it is mandatory for health services and pathology laboratories in Victoria to report to us all cancer diagnoses. On receiving the cancer information, we collate the data by person and tumour streams ensuring information is up-to-date and complete. This information is used to understand how cancer is distributed and has changed over time in Victoria.

Currently, in addition to receiving notifications from health services and pathology providers, we also receive cancer notifications from cancer screening registers and other jurisdictional population-based registries. The VCR routinely links with several other databases and registries such as the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, the National Death Index and government databases to ensure the data is best used to assist researchers and policy developers.

About Inspirata

Inspirata, Inc. helps patients fighting cancer—and the clinicians they trust—to make every moment matter. Our comprehensive cancer informatics solutions bring disparate data together throughout the entire cancer care journey to drive informed decisions that improve survivorship.

Inspirata has assembled the most advanced and proven technologies to address the complex challenges of delivering cancer care and conducting ground-breaking research. We combine leading digital pathology solutions with automated cancer registry solutions, comprehensive cancer informatics and advanced patient engagement tools to bring users the broadest oncology informatics platform available globally. To learn more, visit

Victorian Cancer Registry Contact:

Fiona Kennett
Manager, Cancer Information

Inspirata Contact:

Emil Mladenov
Vice President of Corporate and Digital Marketing

Emil Mladenov
Inspirata, Inc.

The International Action Centre issues the following statement on: CAPE VERDE TAKES ON THE UNITED NATIONS

PRAIA, Cape Verde, June 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In a decision on interim measures dated June 8, the United Nations Human Rights Committee called on Cape Verde to “refrain from extraditing Mr. Alex Saab to the United States of America” and to “take all necessary measures to ensure access to appropriate health care […] by independent and specialized physicians of his choice”. This decision ordering interim measures is the first urgent step resulting from the registration of a complaint filed by Alex Saab before United Nations Human Rights Committee.

In an interview on June 29, 2021, the Cape Verdean Prosecutor General, Mr Jose Luis Landim, makes a frontal attack on the United Nations, claiming that the UN Human Rights Committee does not have the competence to impose the suspension of the extradition of Alex Saab from Cape Verde to the United States of America.

Such a position is alarming and is a legal, strategic and ethical mistake.

First, this position is completely wrong in law. We would like to remind Mr Landim that Cape Verde has chosen to ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights since August 6, 1993 and the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights since May 19, 2000. It must therefore comply with its international obligations in good faith and fully respect the decisions of the expert body responsible for interpreting the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Human Rights Committee. Saying that the Committee does not have the power to request the suspension of an extradition that may expose someone to risks of irreparable harms and of violations of the right to life and right of physical integrity, is an unforgivable legal error totally incompatible with the rule of law.

Second, such a position is a frontal attack on the United Nations and the human rights that are at the heart of the values that the Organization defends. It sends a clear message to the world that Cape Verde can exercise its sovereignty to violate human rights while ignoring the norms of international human rights law to which it has subscribed and ignoring international decisions. In doing so, Cape Verde, after defying the ECOWAS Court of Justice which ordered it to release the arbitrarily detained Alex Saab, after violating Alex Saab’s diplomatic immunity as a Special Envoy and an Ambassador to the African Union, is taking a hostile stance towards the United Nations and placing itself on the outside of the international community.

Third, such a position is a mistake in terms of fundamental ethical values. By requesting the suspension of Alex Saab’s extradition pending the examination of the merits of the case, the Human Rights Committee was inviting Cape Verde to show humanity and common sense by considering that the extradition would be detrimental to the physical integrity and life of Alex Saab. The Committee did not take a political position, but a purely humanitarian one.

MEDIA Contact:
Sara Flounders
International Action Center
Tel: +1 212-633-6646

Open Society Foundations Commit $100 Million to Support Feminist Political Mobilization and Leadership

New York, June 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Open Society Foundations will invest more than $100 million over the next five years in strengthening a range of feminist-led movements and increasing their leadership across a broad range of sectors, from politics and the private sector to civil society and government.

The majority of the funding will help strengthen feminist organizations and funds around the world. Open Society is focused on growing transformative feminist political leadership through explicit investments in initiatives that support more women, transgender, and gender non-conforming people in positions of leadership in politics and governance. This includes support for expanding progressive multilateralism and feminist leadership in peace and security.

The investments will also boost efforts to ensure that women, girls, transgender, and gender non-conforming communities can make their own decisions about issues affecting their bodies and reproductive health care.

“Increased feminist leadership in all areas of public life is needed to ensure we build inclusive, peaceful, and open societies. That is why we are proud to announce a $100 million commitment to help expand such opportunities,” said Mark Malloch-Brown, president of the Open Society Foundations. “Philanthropy sits in a unique position to create a basis for women and girls to take on leadership responsibilities and mobilize their communities for progressive political change.”

Open Society will invest across several gender justice initiatives, including:

  • Developing and sustaining transformative feminist leaders in politics and governance, with a focus on leaders of minority identities
  • Strengthening feminist movements globally, particularly to combat rising authoritarianism
  • Strengthening feminist leadership in peace and security, with a priority on women under threat of political conflict, such as in Afghanistan
  • Improving access, rights, resources, and agency to make decisions about bodies and reproductive health care
  • Advancing economic justice and rights for women across the board by supporting their rights as workers and providers of care
  • Reshaping digital platforms to stop the targeted harassment of feminist activism online

Open Society announced the funding at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris. The forum is a global gathering for gender equality convened by U.N. Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France, in partnership with youth and civil society. Open Society serves as the lead philanthropic actor of the Action Coalition on Feminist Movements and Leadership, which aims to strengthen women’s rights, voices, and agency across the globe.

“From the challenges brought by COVID-19 to women and girls in the United States, to the changing peace and security circumstances in several countries, to the new opportunities in Chile and Argentina, and the new generation of emerging leaders in the African continent—we are experiencing unprecedented developments around the world,” said Kavita N. Ramdas, director of the Open Society Women’s Rights Program. “Open Society’s groundbreaking $100 million investment in feminist organizing and leadership will help ensure that more women, girls, transgender, and gender non-conforming people are able to fully engage and participate in the decision-making that affects their lives—from their homes and schools, to their workplaces and communities, to shaping constitutions and governments.”

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Open Society Foundations 

PM urges people in Phuket to work together to ensure success of “sandbox”

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, today (Thursday) called on all sectors on the resort island of Phuket to help make the tourism “sandbox” pilot project a success.

249 tourists are scheduled to arrive in Phuket today, on flights from Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Israel. The visitors will stay in Phuket for at least 14 days, during which they will be tested for COVID-19 twice, before they can travel to other provinces.

The first flight, Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi, touched down at the island’s airport at 11.10am, about 50 minutes late, with 25 passengers disembarking, fewer that the 46 originally expected.

Accompanied by Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, Interior Minister Gen Anupong Paochinda and Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, the prime minister was there this morning to welcome foreign tourists at Phuket International airport. He then visited security checkpoints.

Upon his arrival at the airport, he told those gathered to greet him that he was glad to see them and urged them to work together to make the project a success.

During his visit to the Tha Chatchai checkpoint, the prime minister said that the success of the “sandbox” concept will serve as a model for other tourist destinations in the country.

In his Facebook post today, he said the Phuket model is the first major step towards the ultimate goal of fully reopening Thailand to foreign arrivals in less than four months, as planned.

“This is all about paving the way for Thai people to be able to return to their normal livelihoods and to make a living,” said the prime minister.

While admitting that there are risks involved in reopening the country, the prime minister said that it is necessary to take the risks adding, however, that monitoring of the tourists and periodical assessments of the situation are needed.

More importantly, he said, the people of Phuket must comply strictly with health and safety measures and refrain from bringing illegal immigrants onto or off the island.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

Phuket’s natural attractions welcome limited numbers of tourists as island reopens Thursday

Four natural attractions in Phuket, under supervision of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, began welcoming limited numbers of tourists today (Thursday), as the resort island reopened to fully vaccinated foreign tourists and Thai returnees without entering a quarantine.

They include Sirinat National Park, which can accommodate no more than 200 people a day on Nai Yang beach, Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary, which limits tourists to 150 a day, Khao Toh Sae Viewpoint and Jungle Reserve, and Phuket Aquarium, which can welcome a maximum of 1,000 visitors a day.

The attractions have all received SHA+ certification, said the ministry’s spokesperson Pinsak Surasawadee.

Hua Laem – Ao Por of Layan beach and Mai Khao beach are limiting tourists to 100 per day.

The attractions have been cleaned and sanitised, with rubbish bins being emptied and wastewater being disposed of twice a day. Park officials must wear face masks at all times, despite being fully vaccinated, as well as prepare first-aid equipment for visitors, said Mr. Pinsak.

Tourists are allowed to swim at the waterfalls. Plastic bags will not be given out at the aquarium and tourists must separate the rubbish.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)