Day: October 2, 2021

Adaptive Biotechnologies Presents New Data During IDWeek Demonstrating the Capability of Its Immune Medicine Platform to Distinguish Between SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Vaccine Response and Detect Lyme Disease

Adaptive Biotechnologies Presents New Data During IDWeek Demonstrating the Capability of Its Immune Medicine Platform to Distinguish Between SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Vaccine Response and Detect Lyme Disease

Real-world data show T-Detect™ COVID can detect prior SARS-CoV-2 infection nearly 12 months after initial diagnosis in some patients New research demonstrates T-cell testing using T-cell receptor (TCR) repertoire characterization can distinguish natural SARS-CoV-2 infection from COVID-19 vaccine response Late-breaking data show TCR repertoire characterization is nearly two times more sensitive than the standard two-tiered testing (STTT) at identifying Lyme disease SEATTLE, Oct. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation (Nasdaq: ADPT), a commercial stage biotechnology company that aims to translate the genetics of the adaptive immune system into clinical products to diagnose and treat disease, is presenting new data from three studies demonstrating the potential clinical utility of T-cell testing using T-cell...

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Loulo-Gounkoto’s New Underground Mine Ramps Up As Exploration Continues to Extend Complex’s Life

Loulo-Gounkoto’s New Underground Mine Ramps Up As Exploration Continues to Extend Complex’s Life

All amounts expressed in US Dollars BAMAKO, Mali, Oct. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Loulo Gold Mine – Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD)(TSX:ABX) – The Loulo-Gounkoto gold complex is set to remain a major contributor to the Malian economy well into the future as it continues to replace the ore depleted by mining, Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow said here today. Mines operated in Mali by Barrick and its predecessor Randgold have spent some $8 billion in the country in the form of taxes, royalties, salaries and payments to local suppliers over the past 24 years. To date this year, it has paid $318 million to the government in taxes, royalties and dividends and invested more than $13 million in community wellbeing projects ranging from health and education to economic development initiatives such as its Business...

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AnaptysBio Presents Updated Data From Imsidolimab Phase 2 GALLOP Trial in Generalized Pustular Psoriasis

AnaptysBio Presents Updated Data From Imsidolimab Phase 2 GALLOP Trial in Generalized Pustular Psoriasis

Imsidolimab demonstrated rapid and sustained efficacy with 6 of 8 (75%) generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) patients achieving the primary endpoint at week 4 and week 16 Early reduction of erythema with pustules by 60% at week 1 improved to 94% reduction at week 4 and 98% reduction at week 16 Phase 3 GEMINI-1 clinical trial has been initiated subsequent to FDA end-of-Phase 2 meeting and FDA orphan drug designation for the treatment of GPP In addition to GPP, imsidolimab clinical development to focus on moderate-to-severe acne and moderate-to-severe hidradenitis suppurativa, with Phase 2 top-line data anticipated in these indications during the first and second halves of 2022, respectively SAN DIEGO, Oct. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AnaptysBio, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANAB), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing first-in-class...

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Alignment Healthcare Announces New 2022 Plans, Empowering 7 Million Seniors With More Choice, Access and Benefits for Their Health Care

Alignment Healthcare Announces New 2022 Plans, Empowering 7 Million Seniors With More Choice, Access and Benefits for Their Health Care

ORANGE, Calif., Oct. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alignment Healthcare, a leading mission-based Medicare Advantage insurance company, today announced new Alignment Health Plan options designed to give nearly 7 million seniors across the country1 more choices, greater benefits and better access to care this Medicare enrollment season, including low to no premium Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans, special needs plans for seniors with multiple chronic diseases, and an ethnicity-focused plan serving the Hispanic community. Medicare-eligible seniors can select one of Alignment’s plans – available in 38 markets across four states – during the annual enrollment period Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2021, for plan benefits starting Jan. 1, 2022. “Today’s seniors need and deserve more from their health coverage. With a consistent track...

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Alignment Health Plan to Launch New PPO, C-SNP and D-SNP Options to Meet Growing, Diverse Needs of 5 Million Seniors in California

Alignment Health Plan to Launch New PPO, C-SNP and D-SNP Options to Meet Growing, Diverse Needs of 5 Million Seniors in California

ORANGE, Calif., Oct. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alignment Health Plan, a Medicare Advantage plan from Alignment Healthcare, will offer expanded product options to seniors across the state in 2022, including new Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans, Chronic Condition Special Needs Plans (C-SNP) and Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNP) to nearly 5 million Medicare-eligible seniors across 18 counties in California.1 Seniors who select a plan from Alignment will also have access to the company’s exclusive 24/7 concierge-level member services and a benefits “black card.” Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their health plan coverage during the annual enrollment period, Oct. 15-Dec. 7, for benefits starting Jan. 1, 2022. With more than 6.3 million total Medicare enrollees, California has the highest number of beneficiaries...

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Alignment Health Plan Offers More Choices, Flexible Health Coverage for Nevada Seniors in Clark, Nye and Washoe Counties in 2022

Alignment Health Plan Offers More Choices, Flexible Health Coverage for Nevada Seniors in Clark, Nye and Washoe Counties in 2022

LAS VEGAS and ORANGE, Calif., Oct. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alignment Health Plan, a Medicare Advantage plan from Alignment Healthcare, will offer two new plan options to the nearly 500,000 Medicare-eligible Nevada seniors in Clark, Nye and Washoe counties1 to provide seniors more flexibility and choice in coverage. The company currently serves seniors in Clark County, offering its award-winning health plans, 24/7 concierge services and monthly benefits card. Medicare’s annual enrollment period begins Oct. 15, 2021. Nevada has one of the fastest-growing senior populations in the United States. According to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, the 65 and older population increased by 40 percent and the 85 and older population increased by 25 percent between 2011 and 2018.2 “The Medicare enrollment period is important...

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With Alignment Health Plan, Arizona Residents in Pima and Maricopa Counties Can Access More $0 Premium, Benefits-Rich Medicare Health Coverage in 2022

With Alignment Health Plan, Arizona Residents in Pima and Maricopa Counties Can Access More $0 Premium, Benefits-Rich Medicare Health Coverage in 2022

PHOENIX and ORANGE, Calif., Oct. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For the first time, Alignment Health Plan, an award-winning Medicare Advantage plan from Alignment Healthcare, is offering HMO and PPO plan options, 24/7 concierge services and a benefits “black card” to nearly 1 million Medicare-eligible seniors in Maricopa and Pima counties1 during Medicare’s annual enrollment period, Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the population of 65 and older is increasing at a faster clip than the state’s general population. By 2050, Arizona’s older adult population is projected to be 2,422,186, a 174 percent increase from the 883,014 measured in 2010. And the proportion of the older Hispanic population will increase by 17 percent while White non-Hispanic group is expected to decrease 23 percent from...

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Alignment Health Plan Rolls Out New $0 Premium Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO and Dual-Eligible Plans to 600,000 North Carolina Seniors in 2022

Alignment Health Plan Rolls Out New $0 Premium Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO and Dual-Eligible Plans to 600,000 North Carolina Seniors in 2022

RALEIGH, N.C. and ORANGE, Calif., Oct. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Award-winning Medicare Advantage company Alignment Healthcare today announced that it will offer expanded Alignment Health Plan options in 15 total markets across North Carolina, reaching the region’s nearly 600,000 Medicare-eligible seniors1 this Medicare annual enrollment period, Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. The company has served the greater Raleigh area since 2014 and began offering Alignment Health Plan coverage for the first time in North Carolina in 2021. North Carolina has become a popular retirement destination for seniors. There are currently more than 2 million Medicare-eligible seniors in the state, and by 2025, one in five residents will be 65 or older. In the next two decades, seniors aged 75-84 will be the state’s fastest-growing segment.2 Starting Jan....

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High Arctic Announces Executive Appointment and Provides an Update on Activities in Papua New Guinea

High Arctic Announces Executive Appointment and Provides an Update on Activities in Papua New Guinea

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. ANY FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS RESTRICTION MAY CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF U.S. SECURITIES LAW CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — High Arctic Energy Services Inc. (TSX: HWO) (“High Arctic” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lance Mierendorf as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) effective October 1, 2021, and reports on good progress in preparation for services of Rig 115 in Papua New Guinea (“PNG”). Executive Appointment Mr. Mierendorf initially joined the Corporation in April 2021 in a consulting capacity as Interim CFO to streamline and strengthen the finance and accounting processes within the Corporation and provide financial leadership for High Arctic’s growth initiatives. Mr. Mierendorf has over...

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Sulliden Mining Capital Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Mining Concessions

Sulliden Mining Capital Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Mining Concessions

TORONTO, Oct. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sulliden Mining Capital Inc. (TSX: SMC) (“Sulliden” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has entered into a share exchange agreement dated October 1, 2021 to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Salt Cay Horizons Ltd. (“Salt Cay”) from the shareholders of the company. Salt Cay, through its wholly owned subsidiary, holds 22,600 hectares of concessions in an emerging clean and energy metals district in mining-friendly jurisdictions of Peru. The area is host to multiple uranium deposits that are large scale, very near-to-surface and potentially heap-leachable – giving them what the Company believes to be a strong economic case. The region also has several near-surface lithium deposits associated with uranium mineralization in the Yapamayo Member formation...

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