SIMBA Chain Raises $25 Million in Series A Funding

South Bend, IN, Sept. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (via Blockchain Wire) SIMBA Chain, the technology company that has eliminated the complexities of blockchain app development and reduced energy usage thus opening the door to a world of users, has closed a  $25 million Series A funding round led by Valley Capital Partners. The round received additional participation […]

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Junshi Biosciences and Coherus Announce Completion of Rolling BLA Submission to U.S. FDA for Toripalimab for the Treatment of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

SHANGHAI, China and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Shanghai Junshi Biosciences Co., Ltd. (“Junshi Biosciences”, HKEX: 1877; SSE: 688180) and Coherus Biosciences, Inc. (“Coherus”, Nasdaq: CHRS) announced today the completion of the rolling submission of the Biologics License Application (“BLA”) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) for toripalimab in […]

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Indonesia committed to disaster management: official

The Indonesian government is highly committed to disaster management, deputy for systems and strategies at the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), Raditya Jati, has said. “Indonesia has become a benchmark for other countries, Indonesia has a strong commitment,” he said at Webinar Journal Club #6, themed ‘Following the Post-HFA SFDRR Mandate for a Resilient Indonesia’, which was monitored online in Jakarta on Wednesday. This commitment relates to the fifth item of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2012, which states that political commitments must be implemented at all levels through…

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ADB appoints Jiro Tominaga new director for Indonesia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Jiro Tominaga as the new ADB director for Indonesia. He will replace Winfried Wicklein, who is currently serving as ADB’s deputy director general for Southeast Asia. “I am ready to increase our partnership and cooperation with the government and other stakeholders to support the development agenda of Indonesia,” Tominaga said here on Wednesday. Tominaga will lead ADB operations in Indonesia, manage relations with the government and development partners, and supervise the implementation of ADB’s partnership strategy for Indonesia during the 2020-2024 period. The…

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National COVID-19 vaccination program reaches 100 million doses

The number of doses administered under the COVID-19 vaccination program between January 13 and August 31, 2021 have exceeded 100 million, spokesperson for COVID-19 vaccinations at the Health Ministry, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, has confirmed. “According to our roadmap, as on August 31, we had reached 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine,” she informed in a press statement delivered virtually via YouTube on Wednesday. This achievement is expected to further expedite the national vaccination program towards the 400-million dose target for achieving herd immunity within the 2022 deadline, she said. Based…

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Community involvement crucial for reducing disaster risks: expert

Disaster mitigation expert from the Yogyakarta Veteran National Development University (UPN) Eko Teguh Paripurno accentuated that community involvement through its activities is vital for disaster risk reduction. “This movement has fulfilled the dynamics of disaster risk reduction in the Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA) that can be difficult to achieve individually,” Paripurno, concurrently chairman of the UPN Center for Disaster Mitigation Studies, stated during a webinar here on Wednesday. Paripurno noted that the residents’ community in four areas surrounding Mount Merapi — Magelang, Sleman, Boyolali, and Klaten — was one…

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