Saturday, January 28, 2023

Read Magazine’s Weekly News Roundup Featuring SpaceX, Mercedes-Benz, Brightwell, SunButter® and More!

Here is Read Magazine’s Weekly Roundup of the top news from global markets. In this fast paced world, breaking down information helps readers grasp the nuances that follow the news.

In Aerospace News this week…

Planet to Launch 36 SuperDove Satellites with SpaceX

Planet Labs PBC, a leading provider of daily data and insights about Earth, announced that it plans to launch 36 of its SuperDove satellites, Flock 4y, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket no earlier than Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 9:56 a.m. ET. Flock 4y is planned to launch on SpaceX’s Transporter-6 mission from Space Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

In Agritech News this week…

Renowned Cannabis Cultivator Kristian Andreassen Joins Conception Nurseries

Conception Nurseries announces the addition of industry veteran Kristian Andreassen to their leadership team as Senior Product Director. Andreassen will support Conception’s initiative to build a diverse group of cannabis breeders to meet the needs of an ever-expanding cannabis market. Andreassen’s decade-plus expertise spans breeding, commercial cultivation, and brand development, garnering numerous Emerald Cup and High Times awards for flower, pre-rolls, concentrates, and genetics.

In Automotive News this week…

The 2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is Now Available at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead

The latest generation of Mercedes-Benz’s flagship luxury sedan, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, has been redesigned from the ground up to provide unparalleled comfort, performance and convenience. Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead is proud to announce the arrival of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class at their dealership. Customers can explore top-of-the-line performance packages and shop for luxury add-ons like leather interiors, wood accents, sunroofs and premium stereo systems.

In BFSI sector news this week…

Brightwell Expands Partnership With Virgin Voyages, Providing Corporate Disbursements

Following a successful integration with Navigator in 2019, Brightwell, a global payments technology company, has expanded its partnership with Virgin Voyages. With ReadyRemit, powered by Brightwell’s international payment partners, Virgin Voyages can now easily pay vendors, workers, and others, and provide customer-facing payouts like rebates, rewards, and refunds with one digital solution.

In Biotechnology news this week…

Publication of RGN-259 Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results in Patients with Neurotrophic Keratopathy

RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage drug development company focused on tissue protection, repair, and regeneration, is reporting a new scientific publication describing the safety and efficacy of RGN-259 eyedrops in a phase 3 clinical trial in patients with Neurotrophic Keratopathy (NK). The product candidate is being developed by ReGenTree, LLC, a U.S. joint venture between RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals and HLB Therapeutics.

In Biotechnology sector news this week…

Polysciences Announces New Bioprocessing Brand, Kyfora Bio

Polysciences, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of specialty chemicals for research, IVD and medical device applications, has announced its plan to create a new brand, Kyfora Bio, representing its product offerings to the bioprocessing market.

Building on Polysciences’ extensive experience in developing and manufacturing monomers, polymers, microspheres, and specialty reagents for the medical device, diagnostic, and pharmaceutical industries, Kyfora Bio will focus on the synthesis of cationic polymers, lipids, and other materials used in nucleic acid delivery for cell and gene therapies.

In Energy & Power news this week…

Primoris Services Corporation Awarded Solar Projects, Estimated Value $290 Million

Primoris Services Corporation announced multiple solar project awards with an estimated value of $290 million. The contracts were secured by the Company’s Energy/Renewables Segment in the fourth quarter of 2022.

In Food & Beverage news this week…

SunButter Expands Walmart Offerings to Include SunButter Chocolate Sunflower Butter

SunButter®, the brand innovating mighty delicious, mighty healthy, better butters made from sunflower seeds, has expanded its retail partnership with Walmart, which now carries SunButter® Chocolate in 800 Walmart locations and on Walmart.com. SunButter® first launched its retail partnership with Walmart in 2009 with its top-selling Natural variety and has since grown to also include all sunflower butter varieties on Walmart’s website.

In Healthcare this week…

Burning Rock Received FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for its OverC Multi-Cancer Detection

Burning Rock, a company focused on the application of next generation sequencing (NGS) technology in the field of precision oncology, announced that its OverC™ Multi-Cancer Detection Blood Test (MCDBT) has been granted Breakthrough Device Designation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is the third of its kind globally.

Under the FDA’s Breakthrough Devices Program, the Breakthrough Device Designation is granted to certain medical devices that provide for more effective treatment or diagnosis of life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating diseases or conditions such as cancer.

In IT news this week…

Quest Global Announces Partnership with TomTom to Deliver Next-Gen Digital Cockpit Solutions

Quest Global, one of the world’s leading engineering services firms, announced its partnership with TomTom, the geolocation technology specialist. Quest Global will be a key integration partner to deliver software and applications for TomTom’s Digital Cockpit platform.

With the surge in the demand for software-defined vehicles, this strategic partnership will be a frontrunner for OEMs that are increasingly working towards offering safe, secure and immersive experiences for their consumers.

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