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‫جي أيه سي تسلم 550,00 كمامة من تصنيعها لشركاء توزيع دوليين في 26 دولة

نشر النوايا الحسنة فيما يتبرع الشركاء بالكمامات المصنعة من قبل جي أيه سي لمؤسسات طبية محلية

غوانغجو، الصين، 2 حزيران/يونيو، 2020 / بي آر نيوزواير / — بدأت الكمامات الـ 550,000 التي صنعتها جي أيه سي وشحنتها إلى الخارج في أوائل شهر نيسان/أبريل إلى 26 دولة حيث سُلمت إلى موظفين وشركاء توزيع وعملاء للشركة. ويقوم بعض الشركاء بنشر هذه النوايا الحسنة بتبرعهم بكميات من هذه الكمامات للمنظمات المحتاجة إلى المواد الطبية مثل المؤسسات الطبية المحلية.

GAC MOTOR provides face masks to its overseas partners.

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تلقت شركةجي أيه سي موتوردعمًا قويًا من الموظفين والشركاء الأجانب لدعم الوقاية والتحكم في وباء  كوفيد-19في الصين في المرحلة المبكرة من الوباء. في نهاية شهر شباط/فبراير، قامت مجموعةجي أيه سي، الشركة الأم لشركةجي أيه سي موتور، بتحويل وإنشاء خطوط لإنتاج الكمامات للوقاية والتحكم على المدى الطويل. ومع تواصل انتشار الوباء، كان الموظفون والشركاء في الخارج يعانون أيضًا من نقص الكمامات. قررت شركةجي أيه سي موتورمساعدتهم في المقابل بالكمامات من إنتاججي أيه سي.

عمل الخير لا يتوقف أبدا. بعد استلام الكمامات، قرر الشركاء تمرير العمل الخيري والتبرع بجزء من هذه الكمامات للمؤسسات الطبية المحلية. تبرعت سي آي جي موتورز، شريكجي أيه سي موتورفي نيجيريا، بـ 50،000 قناع جراحي طبي وإمدادات أخرى للمنشآت الصحية المحلية. وقامت شركة إمبوفاكتور سي أيه، الشركة الممثلة لشركةجي أيه سي موتورفي الإكوادور، بتسليم 30,000 قناع إلى لجنة عمليات الطوارئ الوطنية لدعم مكافحةكوفيد-19، ودعمت الصليب الأحمرفي كانارلإجراء اختبار سريع لـكوفيد-19في المنزل باستخدام مركباتجي أيه سي موتور. وتبرع موزعها الحصري في بنماغروبو أوتو كوميرشيال بـ 10000 كمامة لمستشفى الأطفال المحلي والمعهد الوطني الطبي لإعادة التأهيل. في بوليفيا، تم إرسال حوالي 10000 كمامة من صنعجي أيه سيإلى حكومة سانتا كروز، والتي ستوزعها على المستشفيات والمراكز الصحية في المدينة.

GAC masks arrive at dealer shops in UAE.

وبمساعدة من المقر الرئيسي لشركةجي أيه سي موتور، اتخذ التجار الأجانب إجراءات لمكافحة الوباء وضمان استمرارية العمليات التجارية، بما في ذلك التعقيم اليومي المطبق بدقة، وفحوصات درجة الحرارة وغيرها من إجراءات الوقاية من الوباء. كما شاركوا أيضًا نصائح العناية بالسيارة والتنظيف للحد من خطر التعرض لـكوفيد-19للمستهلكين.

تعتبر الشركة صحة وسلامة العملاء والموظفين أولوية قصوى. ولهذه الغاية، وقعت الشركة الأم جي أيه سي غروب اتفاقية تعاون استراتيجي مع معهد غوانغجو للصحة التنفسية لبناء مركز تكنولوجيا هندسية وقاعدة إنتاج للوقاية من عدوى الجهاز التنفسي ومكافحتها. سيكون أحد محاور المركز البحث والتطوير في مجال التطهير، والوقاية من العدوى وتكنولوجيا السيطرة على السيارات، والتي من المتوقع أن يتم تطبيقها على منتجات جي أيه سي موتور في المستقبل وتوفير تجربة ممتعة للتنقل للمستهلكين العالميين للشركة.

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OKEx Expects 100% Increase in Staff in Two Years

MALTA, June 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In the aftermath of the COVID-19 epidemic, amidst global economic downturns and rising unemployment rates, the crypto industry has been gaining great tractions – the total number of confirmed transactions per day, according to Blockchain.com, has been steadily growing since the dramatic drop of BTC in March to around 250K transactions per day; while the total trading volume on major Bitcoin exchanges has reached USD 684.4M in March. The COVID-19 pandemic undoubtedly accelerated the adoption of crypto, encouraging more people to grow trust in Bitcoin over traditional safe-haven like gold, stock market, and real estate.

Considering the growing business opportunities and the increasing demand of crypto trading, OKEx is expanding its presence to different regions of the world beyond the existing 180 countries and areas. “This is an exciting time for OKEx, we plan to open new offices in more regions to better serve our users, and we’ve already started recruiting passionate blockchain professionals to grow and prosper together. We expect a 100% increase in the total number of staff in 2 years serving customers from around the world,” said Jay Hao, CEO of OKEx.

Jay also shared that OKEx is launching a Beacon Program in the European regions to support those who are interested in the thriving world of blockchain and crypto in the times of lockdown, which also serves as an opportunity to nurture potential talents for OKEx.

The OKEx Beacon Program will recruit a total of 6 mentees for a one-month exclusive mentorship with CEO Jay Hao and Director of Financial Markets Lennix Lai. Once in a week, mentees get to join a 30-minute mentoring session on Telegram. In addition, they will also participate in masterclasses given by industry professionals on a specific topic in blockchain and crypto, be shared with daily news digest, industry researches, and product knowledge every day and be guided through by the OKEx team, and outstanding performers will get the chance to join the OKEx team in the future.

About OKEx

The world’s largest and most diverse cryptocurrency marketplace, OKEx is where global crypto traders, miners, and institutional investors come to manage crypto assets, enhance investment opportunities, and hedge risks. We provide spot and derivatives trading, including futures, perpetual swap, and options, of major cryptocurrencies, offering investors great flexibility in formulating their strategies to maximize gains and mitigate risks.

Media Contact
Vivien Choi
media@okex.com

Recent Attack in Western Niger Sends More Then 1,000 Fleeing  

The U.N. refugee agency reports more than 1,000 people have fled a site in western Niger following an attack by unidentified armed men on Sunday. The group — a mix of Malian refugees, displaced and local Niger nationals — has arrived in the town of Telemces, some 27 kilometers away.

The attack, which occurred about 70 kilometers from the Malian border, left two Malian refugee leaders and a local host community leader dead. The U.N. refugee agency says it fears more deadly assaults will occur in this volatile region.

The agency said there has been a sharp increase in attacks in the past few months in the Liptako Gourma region where the borders of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger intersect. UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic told VOA armed groups operating in the area are deliberately targeting local communities to drive people further inland in Niger.

“It is clear that this is an area where they see the possibility of being able to use the border area between the three countries and to operate with impunity,” Mahecic said. “Obviously, that is why it is so important that there is a response to this.”

While security is important, Mahecic said it also is important to take into account the huge humanitarian and displacement needs in the region.

Militant Islamist groups and armed criminal gangs operating in the Sahel have terrorized the civilian population for years, creating a huge displacement crisis. The UNHCR reports more than three million people are displaced in the region, including an estimated 820,000 refugees.

Mahecic said the UNHCR, along with partners and local authorities, are providing immediate aid to those fleeing, especially water so people do not die of thirst in the desert heat. He said water also is needed to help fight COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

“Despite violent attacks and insecurity severely limiting humanitarian access to those in need of protection and assistance, we are stepping up our response in Niger, focusing especially on providing shelter, education and programs to prevent and address sexual and gender-based violence,” Mahecic said.

The UNHCR has condemned what it calls the assassination of the Malian refugee leaders. It is calling on all sides to respect civilian lives. The agency says those responsible for these crimes must be brought to justice to deter others from committing similar acts.

 

 

Source: Voice of America

Rwanda Set to Announce New COVID-19 Restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country’s plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda’s latest move is linked to the east African country’s first recorded death from the coronavirus and a surge in cases over the weekend.

Rwanda recorded 11 new cases Saturday as the country’s first person to die of the virus was laid to rest.

Rwanda also decided to continue restrictions on motor vehicle travel between provinces and the City of Kigali in an effort to protect the public from the spread of the virus.

Rwanda has confirmed 370 COVID-19 cases and one death.

 

Source: Voice of America

World Outrage Grows at Floyd’s Death; EU ‘Shocked, Appalled’

World outrage at George Floyd’s death in the U.S. was growing Tuesday as the European Union’s top diplomat said the bloc was “shocked and appalled” by it and thousands marched in Australia’s largest city.

In France, protests were planned for the evening in Paris and across the country after calls from the family of a French black man who died shortly after he was arrested by police in 2016. A protest was also planned in The Hague, Netherlands.

Floyd died last week after he was pinned to the pavement by a white police officer in Minneapolis who put his knee on the handcuffed black man’s neck until he stopped breathing. His death set off protests that spread across America.

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell’s remarks in Brussels were the strongest so far to come out of the 27-nation bloc, saying Floyd’s death was a result of an abuse of power.

Borrell told reporters that “like the people of the United States, we are shocked and appalled by the death of George Floyd.” He underlined that Europeans “support the right to peaceful protest, and also we condemn violence and racism of any kind, and for sure, we call for a de-escalation of tensions.”

Protesters around the world have expressed solidarity with Americans demonstrating against Floyd’s death.

Thousands marched through downtown Sydney on Tuesday. The protesters in Australia’s largest city chanted, “I can’t breathe” — some of the final words of both Floyd and David Dungay, a 26-year-old Aboriginal man who died in a Sydney prison in 2015 while being restrained by five guards.

The demonstrators carried placards reading, “Black Lives Matter,” “Aboriginal Lives Matter,” “White Silence is Violence” and, referring to those protesting in cities across the U.S., “We See You, We Hear Your, We Stand With You.” Other placards read, “We’re here because they aren’t,” with depictions of Floyd and Dungay.

The protesters, who appeared to number around 3,000, marched from Hyde Park to the New South Wales state Parliament, with plans to continue to the U.S. Consulate.

“It’s just gut-wrenching the climate of what’s happening in America, and it’s also happening here in Australia, though it’s subtle. Racism is real for me,” said one of the protesters, Aoatua Lee.

Around 2,000 demonstrators had gathered in Australia’s west coast city of Perth on Monday night to peacefully protest Floyd’s death, and rallies are planned for other Australian cities this week.

An indigenous Australian lawmaker called on governments to use Floyd’s death as an opportunity to reduce deaths of indigenous people in custody.

Linda Burney, the opposition spokeswoman on indigenous Australians, said Tuesday that more than 430 indigenous people had died in Australian police custody since 1991.

“I think we should be using it as an opportunity,” Burney told Australian Broadcasting Corp., referring to Floyd’s death. “Whether we like it or not, it doesn’t take much for racism to come out of the underbelly of this country.”

“It seems to me that there are lots of things that state and territory governments could do, and the federal government could do to lower the number of Aboriginal people in custody,” she added.
While indigenous adults make up only 2% of the Australian population, they account for 27% of the prison population.

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese backed Burney’s call. “There are far too many indigenous Australians who are incarcerated today. As a percentage of the population, this is a tragedy and it’s one that must be addressed as an absolute national priority,” Albanese told reporters.

Meanwhile, more African leaders are speaking up over the killing of Floyd.

“It cannot be right that, in the 21st century, the United States, this great bastion of democracy, continues to grapple with the problem of systemic racism,” Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo, said in a statement, adding that black people the world over are shocked and distraught.

Kenyan opposition leader and former Prime Pinister Raila Odinga offered a prayer for the U.S., “that there be justice and freedom for all human beings who call America their country.”

Like some in Africa who have spoken out, Odinga also noted troubles at home, saying the judging of people by character instead of skin color “is a dream we in Africa, too, owe our citizens.”

And South Africa’s finance minister, Tito Mboweni, recalled leading a small protest outside the U.S. Embassy several years ago over the apparent systemic killings of blacks. Mboweni said the U.S. ambassador at the time, Patrick Gaspard, “invited me to his office and said: ‘What you see is nothing, it is much worse.'”

In Europe on Monday, thousands spilled across streets in Amsterdam to denounce police brutality, and those demonstrating in Paris urged the French government to take police violence more seriously and held up signs like “Racism is suffocating us.”

Some government leaders have seen the U.S. unrest as a chance to highlight what they see as American hypocrisy on protest movements at home versus abroad.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam questioned the foreign criticism over an imminent national security law being imposed in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

“They take their own country’s national security very seriously, but for the security of our country, especially the situation in Hong Kong, they are looking at it through tinted glasses,” Lam said Tuesday.

 

Source: Voice of America

Africa Rises in Rage Over George Floyd Death in US

Officials in Africa have expressed concern over developments in the U.S. following the death of George Floyd, the black American man killed in police custody in the city of Minneapolis last week. The head of the African Union described Floyd’s death as an act of “murder,” while South Africa’s ruling party is calling for calm in the U.S. Statements from the African continent could portend a shift in global relations — and hopefully, analysts say, make a bigger point: whether you live in Minneapolis or Monrovia, George Floyd’s death affects us all.

Minneapolis. Washington. Houston. New York. Detroit. Philadelphia. Atlanta. In recent days, rage in these and other cities over police brutality against black Americans has spread across the United States. But the outrage has also spread to Africa.

In Addis Ababa, African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat took the U.S. government to task over the death of Floyd. Going a step further, the former Chadian prime minister used a powerful word that many protesters are using to describe Floyd’s death: Murder.

Meanwhile, U.S. embassies in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo issued rare statements of concern over Floyd’s May 25 death and called for accountability after the arrest of a police officer on third-degree murder and manslaughter charges.

Why? Because, in the words of Carine Kaneza Nantulya, Human Rights Watch’s Africa advocacy director, George Floyd is all of us.

“This is the eternal struggle of any member of a minority community,” she said. “It’s going to touch anyone who has had previous experiences of abuse and and oppression, be it because of one’s race or religious background, or sexual identity, you name it. And at the same time, it touches me in a way that it is bringing up issues that could be very, very easily forgotten as well. And and I guess the struggle, and I think a challenge for every for every institution like the African Union, for leaders around the world, for organizations like ours, is to find the tools to forge ahead, to move to move ahead and to address some of some of the deeply seated social economic issues that are the trigger factors for this.”

For decades, African leaders have publicly chafed at what they view as paternalistic treatment from Western nations. This tragic incident, says Andrews Atta-Asamoah, an Addis Ababa-based researcher for the Institute for Security Studies, could compel the African Union to take the lead.  He spoke to VOA by phone from Pretoria.

“This is a broader issue, and it fits into a broader systemic crisis which the AU can engage the U.S. on, in terms of what needs to be done,” he said. “Between the AU and also the diaspora community, I think this is an opportunity for the AU now to begin to emphasize exactly what the African-American community go through on a day-to-day basis.”

And, Kaneza Nantulya says, this strong statement from African leadership could also spur citizens across Africa to demand that the AU stand up for them, too. She spoke to VOA on a WhatsApp call from her base in Washington.

“It’s important because I think, beyond the United States, it reminds us of what Africans in all their diversity have the legitimacy and the right to ask — not only their government, but also the African Union,” she said. “I was looking at some of the some of the comments and responses to the chairperson’s tweet when the statement was out. And it was very interesting how people from Cameroon, people from different countries were like, ‘OK, violence also exists in our own countries, and people die in the hands of security forces.’ So that’s another expectation. It’s a layer of expectation that’s now being put on the African Union because of that statement.”

This week, as fires burned across the U.S., South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party also weighed in in the mounting crisis, saying the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor show that “American society places a perilously low value on black lives.”

But, rights groups are quick to chime in, no society is perfect. Human Rights Watch has documented how coronavirus lockdowns across much of the continent have spurred security forces to cross lines.  In Lagos and Nairobi, security officers shot and killed teenagers while attempting to enforce the restrictions.

And in April, soldiers entered the Johannesburg home of Collins Khosa, a father of three, and accused him of violating lockdown regulations. His family says they dragged him outside, slammed him against a cement wall, kicked, slapped and punched him. He died hours later, and military authorities exonerated the soldiers implicated in his death. His family is challenging that in court.

 

 

Source: Voice of America

ZTE helps China Mobile launch China’s first 5G medical edge cloud platform

SHENZHEN, China, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced that ZTE and China Mobile have launched China’s first 5G medical edge cloud platform. As a new-generation 5G information communication infrastructure for medical industry customers, it is the industry’s first 5G intelligent edge cloud platform, employing a cloud-network integrated architecture.

Integrating 5G slicing and edge computing technologies, the 5G medical edge cloud platform can well satisfy the core capability requirements for connection, computing, storage, middle platform, service and security in the medical industry in a one-stop manner, thereby providing manageable and controllable cloud-network integrated services.

The 5G edge cloud deployed on the user side can effectively shorten the network route and greatly reduce network delay. In addition, the highly reliable connection guarantee capability of the 5G private network enables innovative medical applications, such as remote diagnosis and surgery, AI assistance, mobile medicine and surgical instruction.

Moreover, the 5G medical edge cloud can effectively implement big data management of medical health care. The medical application systems on the edge cloud can be quickly interconnected, with their data being calculated, stored, and managed flexibly as required.

The 5G medical edge cloud can also significantly reduce the cost of medical informatization by means of the unified cloud-based deployment of various  medical application systems. The open architecture of the 5G medical edge cloud can provide various applications with standard interfaces and provide hospitals with integrated smart medical solutions, thus building a smart medical application ecosystem.

To date, nearly 100 Internet medical applications have been deployed on China Mobile’s 5G medical edge cloud, making it quite convenient for patients to access various medical services.

As strategic partners, ZTE and China Mobile (Chengdu) Industrial Research Institute have set up a joint 5G Innovation Lab where the two parties carry out in-depth cooperation in industry-dedicated network technologies and MEC (Multi-access edge computing). In addition, based on 5G slicing, MEC, XR, and other technologies, ZTE and China Mobile (Chengdu) Industrial Research Institute have explored innovative applications in healthcare and other fields, for instance, the 5G medical edge cloud.

China Mobile’s 5G medical edge cloud will accelerate the large-scale applications of China Mobile’s new-generation 5G smart hospital solutions, and facilitate the industry development of medical informatization.

Moving forward, ZTE will continue to strengthen cooperation with China Mobile, and work with industry partners to provide better network services and smarter applications. ZTE will keep promoting the construction of new information and communication infrastructure in the healthcare sector while facilitating the development of the telemedicine industry, so as to create a new era of 5G smart healthcare.

ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, operators, companies and public sector customers. The company has been committed to providing customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE sells its products and services in more than 160 countries.

ZTE commits 10 percent of its annual revenues to research and development and takes leadership roles in international standard development organizations.

Media Contacts:

Margaret Ma
ZTE Corporation
Tel: +86 755 26775189
Email: ma.gaili@zte.com.cn

 

MeMed Receives CE Mark for Two Pioneering Technologies: The MeMed BV™ Test and MeMed Key™ Point-of-Need Platform

MeMed Receives CE Mark for Two Pioneering Technologies: The MeMed BV™ Test and MeMed Key™ Point-of-Need Platform

 Cutting-edge instrument platform and a novel host-immune response signature test rapidly distinguish between viral and bacterial infections to improve patient outcomes

HAIFA, Israel, June 2, 2020 – MeMed Ltd., a leader in host response-based solutions, today announced that it has received a CE Mark in Europe for use of its diagnostic test MeMed BV™ and point-of-need platform MeMed Key™.

“At its core, MeMed is about decoding the signals of the host-immune response to help physicians make better informed decisions that improve patients’ lives,” said Eran Eden, MeMed’s co-founder and CEO. “The CE-IVD mark brings us closer to impacting patients around the globe. We believe MeMed BV™ and MeMed Key™ will be a major addition to the clinical arsenal, improving outcomes for patients with acute infections, lowering healthcare costs and combating antibiotic resistance. We are indebted to the United States Department of Defense and the European Commission for their continuous support, helping us reach this significant milestone, as well as to our research collaborators who are generating an unprecedented amount of clinical evidence in the US, Europe and other regions around the globe.”

MeMed BV™ measures host-immune response proteins from a small sample of blood and applies machine learning in order to accurately distinguish between bacterial and viral infections. This provides actionable information enabling better informed antibiotic and antiviral treatment decisions. By relying on the immune response, rather than direct pathogen detection, MeMed BV™ complements conventional technologies, allowing rapid and accurate diagnosis even when the infection site is inaccessible. MeMed BV™ has been validated by an unprecedented level of high-quality real-world data from over 15,000 patients and multinational, double-blind clinical studies, published in leading peer-reviewed journals, showing over 90% sensitivity and specificity (NPV>98%) across multiple pathogens.1–5

MeMed Key™ is a cutting-edge technology platform that allows highly sensitive and rapid measurements of multiple proteins at the point of need, and specifically it runs MeMed BV™ within 15 minutes.

“The CE Mark clearance of our MeMed Key™ instrument marks an exciting milestone that builds on years of development work,” said Kfir Ovid, MeMed’s co-founder, CTO and Chairman. “The MeMed Key™ platform is not only paving the way for wide implementation of the MeMed BV™ test, but also opens the way to highly sensitive, rapid and multiplexed protein measurements at the point of care, which, so far, was mainly available using expensive central lab equipment. Leveraging the MeMed Key™ platform will allow us to expand our host-response test pipeline to other indications outside infectious diseases, furthering our efforts to continue addressing big clinical dilemmas and areas of unmet need. We are now expanding our partnerships to make these technologies widely available.”

Professor Louis Bont, MD, PhD, Division of Pediatric Immunology and Infectious Disease, University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands, noted: “While traditional diagnostics focus on identifying the disease-causing viruses or bacteria, this technology works differently. It identifies whether the patient’s immune system is actively fighting a bacterial or viral infection. Our international, double-blind study conducted and published in Lancet ID1 and BMJ Paediatrics5, as well as studies by others, showed that this host-response solution enables more accurate diagnoses compared to today’s routine tests and will meaningfully aid clinicians in improving antibiotic treatment decisions. This diagnostic is an essential step in our collaborative fight against antimicrobial resistance.”

In addition to the CE Mark in Europe, MeMed has received AMAR clearance from the Israeli Ministry of Health to market and sell MeMed BV™ and MeMed Key™.


About MeMed

Our mission is to translate the immune system’s complex signals into simple insights that transform the way diseases are diagnosed and treated, profoundly benefiting patients and society. For additional information on MeMed, please visit http://www.me-med.com.

About MeMed BV™
MeMed BV™ is a pioneering immune-based protein signature test, developed and validated over the course of decade-long collaborations with leading academic and commercial partners. It provides physicians with an indispensable tool to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections and address key clinical dilemmas with over 90% sensitivity and specificity (NPV>98%) across multiple pathogens, times from symptom onset and irrespective of colonizers.1–4  MeMed BV™ measures and computationally integrates the levels of three immune system proteins: TRAIL, IP-10 and CRP. When run on the MeMed Key™ instrument platform, the MeMed BV™ test provides a result within 15 minutes. MeMed BV™ has been validated by an unprecedented level of high-quality clinical data from more than 15,000 patients and multinational, double-blind clinical studies, which have been published in leading peer-reviewed journals (including PediatricsThe Lancet IDPLOS OneBMJ Peds and European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases). The MeMed BV™ test has received a CE Mark in Europe and AMAR clearance from the Israeli Ministry of Health.


About MeMed Key™
MeMed Key™ is a first-of-its-kind technology platform, enabling highly sensitive measurements of multiple proteins, within minutes, at the point of need. It opens the way to quantification of a vast array of human proteins in healthy and disease states, where and when it actually matters. The MeMed Key™ development program has been partially funded by the US Department of Defense and the EU Commission. MeMed Key™ has received a CE Mark in Europe and AMAR clearance from the Israeli Ministry of Health.

MeMed Contacts:
Media: Adee Mor, VP Marketing, MeMed
pr@me-med.com
IR: Kfir Emmer, VP Finance, MeMed
kfir.emmer@me-med.com
Phone: +972-4-8500302

References
1. Oved, K. et al. A Novel Host-Proteome Signature for Distinguishing between Acute Bacterial and Viral Infections. PLoS ONE, e0120012 (2015).
2. van Houten, C. B. et al. A host-protein based assay to differentiate between bacterial and viral infections in preschool children (OPPORTUNITY): a double-blind, multicentre, validation study. Lancet Infect Dis (2016).
3. Srugo, I. et al. Validation of a Novel Assay to Distinguish Bacterial and Viral Infections. Pediatrics
4. Ashkenazi-Hoffnung, L. et al. A host-protein signature is superior to other biomarkers for differentiating between bacterial and viral disease in patients with respiratory infection and fever without source: a prospective observational study. Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. (2018).
5. van Houten, C, et al. Update of a clinical prediction model for serious bacterial infections in preschool children by adding a host-protein-based assay: a diagnostic study. BMJ Paediatrics Open (2019).

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