EHang Opens its European Urban Air Mobility Center for eVTOL Aircraft, in Spain

EHang Opens its European Urban Air Mobility Center for eVTOL Aircraft, in Spain

Chinese company EHang, a global leader in the field of Urban Air Mobility (UAM), has inaugurated an avant-garde center in Spain for the so-called air taxis

ALGUAIRE, Spain, Nov. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chinese company EHang, a global leader in the field of Urban Air Mobility (UAM), has inaugurated an avant-garde center in Spain for the so-called air taxis. Located within the Lleida-Alguaire International Airport in Catalonia, the center represents the first facility in Europe for unmanned electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing aircraft, the eVTOLs, and will be a benchmark for the integration of these drones with airport infrastructures and air traffic management systems. EHang´s EH216-S eVTOL, the first in the world certified for passenger transportation, deployed at the UAM Center, will allow the generation of valuable operational experience, for their safe integration in European airspace. The Center includes a vertiport, an area for the takeoff and landing of air taxis, which complies with the design criteria of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The vertiport will allow the perfect integration of eVTOLs with the airport terminal and expand knowledge in the field, facilitating the use of air taxis in more locations. “The creation of EHang’s European urban air mobility center marks an important step forward in the company’s international development,” explained Huazhi Hu, founder, chairman, and CEO of the company based in Guangzhou, during the inauguration event. “With this world-class center, EHang intends to demonstrate its strong commitment to the development and proliferation of Urban Air Mobility in Europe,” continued the CEO, emphasizing that the company intends “to share its certified and validated technology and its extensive operational experience with its partners around the world, to realize our shared vision of benefiting the whole society with safe, autonomous, and eco-friendly urban air mobility solutions.” “We are particularly proud of the collaboration with EHang, a leading company in the development of unmanned aerial vehicles in the world,” and “we are grateful for choosing our international airport as the first European UAM base,” said Marc Sanglas, Secretary for Mobility and Infrastructure of the Government of Catalonia, in Spain. “EHang’s European UAM Center was initially conceived to support the company’s operations and activities in the SESAR-JU U-ELCOME and EUSPA SAMVA projects. Furthermore, we are looking at extending its applications to innovative urban air mobility projects, as well as to certification and airworthiness requirements to further promote the development of the industry and make urban air mobility a reality in Europe,” stated Victoria Xiang, COO of EHang in Europe and Latin America.

For more information:
Press Office LaPresse – ufficio.stampa@lapresse.it

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Telesis Bio Announces Commercial Release of Cell-free Amplification Kit for Generation of Transfection-scale DNA

New Kit offers BioXp automation workflow from candidate sequence to amplified DNA in days

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Telesis Bio Inc. (NASDAQ: TBIO), a leader in automated multi-omic and synthetic biology solutions, today announced the commercial release of its BioXp® De novo Cloning and Amplification kit on the BioXp 3250 and BioXp 9600 systems. This cell-free DNA amplification kit provides an efficient automated solution for building and amplifying DNA constructs to transfection-scale quantities in researchers’ labs by skipping tedious bacterial scale-up and eliminating unpredictable service provider delivery times.

The new kit will provide a robust and reliable solution to progress from sequence to functional screening in days instead of weeks, empowering researchers in iterative discovery applications such as antibody hit-to-lead screening and protein engineering to streamline and control their workflow timelines.

“This new solution for cloning and amplifying user-provided sequence to transfection scale, is an exciting new addition to our existing family of DNA amplification kits that enable DNA preparation for functional testing by supporting amplification of user-provided linear or circular plasmid DNA. Now, with the De Novo Cloning and Amplification kit, customers can go one step further and generate amplified DNA directly from a designed sequence. We believe the introduction of this kit further enables researchers to overcome molecular biology workflow bottlenecks in candidate screening with a simple solution that provides the workflow stability, control and efficiency they need to accelerate the path to transformational therapies.” said Todd R. Nelson, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of Telesis Bio.

For more information on our BioXp® DNA Cloning and Amplification Kits please visit:

https://telesisbio.com/products/bioxp-kits/dna-amplification/

About Telesis Bio
Telesis Bio is empowering scientists with the ability to create novel, synthetic biology-enabled solutions for many of humanity’s greatest challenges. As inventors of the industry-standard Gibson Assembly® method and the first commercial automated benchtop DNA and mRNA synthesis system, Telesis Bio is enabling rapid, accurate and reproducible writing of DNA and mRNA for numerous downstream markets. The award-winning BioXp® systems consolidate, automate, and optimize the entire synthesis, cloning and amplification workflow. As a result, they deliver virtually error-free synthesis of DNA and RNA at scale within days and hours instead of weeks or months. Scientists around the world are using the technology in their own laboratories to accelerate the design-build-test paradigm for novel, high-value products for precision medicine, biologics drug discovery, vaccine and therapeutic development, genome editing, and cell and gene therapy. Telesis Bio is a public company based in San Diego. For more information, visit www.telesisbio.com.

Telesis Bio, the Telesis Bio logo, Gibson Assembly, and BioXp are trademarks of Telesis Bio Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained herein are forward-looking statements reflecting the current beliefs and expectations of management made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include statements and guidance regarding Telesis Bio’s future financial performance as well as statements regarding the future release and success of new and existing products and services. Such statements are based on current assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, include risks described in the section entitled Risk Factors and elsewhere in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 11, 2023. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and should not be unduly relied upon. Telesis Bio disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Contact:
William J. Kullback
Chief Financial Officer
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LambdaTest Announces Exclusive Offer for Black Friday and Cyber Monday to Help Businesses be Sales Ready

Ahead of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday rush, LambdaTest is offering a flat 30% discount on annual subscriptions for their Live, Real Device, and Automation products to help businesses be sales-ready and deliver immersive digital experiences.

San Francisco, Nov. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LambdaTest, a leading cloud-based unified testing platform announced an exclusive offer to assist businesses in preparing for Black Friday sales day.

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach, online businesses prepare for one of the busiest and most competitive sales periods of the year. The significance of these shopping days in driving sales and attracting new customers is unparalleled. This high-traffic period, however, presents with it an additional set of challenges, especially when it comes to website and app performance and the overall digital experience of the customers.

To remain competitive, retailers must rigorously test and optimize their websites and applications for speed, reliability, security, and ease of usage. This optimization is pivotal in providing a seamless and fulfilling online experience, essential for boosting conversion rates, customer retention, and loyalty.

To assist online businesses in preparing for these critical sales days, LambdaTest is pleased to announce an exclusive offer. Online businesses can now save 30% on annual subscriptions to LambdaTest products – Live Testing, Real Device Cloud, Web, and App Automation Cloud by using the coupon code “BFCM30” which is valid till the end of November.

  • Live Testing – Real-time testing of websites and web apps across 3000+ browsers and operating systems.
  • Real Device Cloud – Perform app testing over a wide range of real devices for Android and iOS.
  • Web Automation Cloud – Run automation scripts of Selenium, Cypress, Playwright, etc. frameworks across various browsers, operating systems, and devices.
  • App Automation Cloud– Run Espresso, XCUITest, and Appium scripts over real devices with the LambdaTest cloud.

This offer aims to support businesses in fortifying their online presence for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, enhancing their ability to deliver a seamless and unobstructed customer experience.

Asad Khan, CEO and Co-Founder of LambdaTest said, “In these competitive times, ensuring the stability of your website or app is critical. Black Friday and Cyber Monday present an opportunity to capture increased sales, but they also demand a robust and flawless online presence. At LambdaTest, we emphasize the necessity of being sales-ready for such peak sales events to ensure an uninterrupted and gratifying customer experience.”

LambdaTest offers practical assistance to businesses preparing for the high-demand Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales periods. With our exclusive discount offer, we aim to help companies optimize their online presence for a smoother customer experience. Avoid technical disruptions and enhance your sales potential by leveraging LambdaTest for a robust online experience during these critical sales events.

For more details on the offer, please visit here.

About LambdaTest

LambdaTest is an intelligent and omnichannel enterprise execution environment that helps businesses drastically reduce time to market through Just in Time Test Orchestration (JITTO),  ensuring quality releases and accelerated digital transformation. Over 10,000+ enterprise customers and 2+ million users across 130+ countries rely on LambdaTest for their testing needs.

● Browser & App Testing Cloud allows users to run both manual and automated tests of web and mobile apps across 3000+ different browsers, real devices, and operating system environments.

● HyperExecute helps customers run and orchestrate test grids in the cloud for any framework and programming language at blazing-fast speeds to cut down on quality test time, helping developers build software faster.

For more information, please visit, https://lambdatest.com

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Davie Completes Purchase of the Assets of Helsinki Shipyard

Helsinki Shipyard

Helsinki Shipyard

LEVIS, Québec, Nov. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Davie today announced it has finalized the acquisition of the assets of Finland’s Helsinki Shipyard Oy (HSO).

The historic transaction combines the skills, experience and capabilities of two leaders in Arctic shipbuilding and other high-value products. While the Canadian and Finnish shipyard will be separate legal and operating entities, the business headquarters will remain in Québec. The transaction will create opportunities for employees, encourage collaboration, facilitate the transfer of know-how, provide access to resources, and stimulate export potential.

While the details of the business purchase agreement are confidential, the transaction was made possible by a combination of Davie’s own funds and by €77 million ($110 million) of financing from the Québec government consisting of an equity investment of €30 million ($43 million) and a loan of €47 million ($67 million). A significant proportion of the funds will go to ensuring the shipyard has working capital while it gets up and running and secures new business.

Importantly, the Canadian government has looked favorably on the potential synergies resulting from the transaction for the construction of icebreakers under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

Together, Davie and Helsinki Shipyard will deliver critical expertise for government and commercial customers. Both shipbuilders, renowned for their leadership and expert knowledge in clean energy solutions, will contribute to the creation of a greener and more sustainable ocean-going fleet.

The completion of the transaction is the culmination of a series of milestones, beginning in December 2022. In March 2023, Davie exercised an exclusive option to purchase the assets of HSO. This was followed in April by the signing of a business purchase agreement, and on July 4 Davie secured a new 50-year land lease from the City of Helsinki.

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James Davies, Davie President and CEO, and Co-owner

“We are delighted to bring two historic and highly complementary businesses together. It would not have been possible without the support of Québec, the City of Helsinki, Finland and Canada. We are confident our talented people and world-class supply chain will quickly form the preeminent global centre of excellence for green Arctic shipbuilding, and other specialized products. Empowered by Helsinki shipyard’s unique know-how, Québec can also more efficiently deliver Canada’s polar icebreaker order book, which is the western world’s largest.”

Alex Vicefield, Inocea Chairman and CEO, and co-owner

“Linking together the capabilities, capacity and expertise of the two global leaders in ice-class vessel and icebreaker construction is a strategically important development for the western world. The Arctic is critical for future security, trade, navigation and the environment and Inocea is proud to be at the forefront of this next frontier.”

Pierre Fitzgibbon, Québec Minister of Economy, Innovation and Energy

“The collaboration established through this acquisition will benefit both the Davie Group and its multiple suppliers throughout Quebec. As a result, the Davie Group is well positioned to secure contracts around the world. This is a win-win transaction for both sides of the ocean.”

Jean-Yves Duclos, Canada Minister of Public Services and Procurement

“It is with great pride that we see Davie acquire a world-class shipbuilding jewel, boosting the efficiency of icebreaker and ferry construction as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy. This acquisition will bring a clear advantage in terms of supply chain cost management through increased purchasing power, while maximizing the long-term economic impact for Canada and the greater Québec City region. Finally, the transaction will also open up new international markets for the local supply chain. This is yet another step towards making the Québec City region a world-class maritime hub.”

Wille Rydman, Finland Minister of Economic Affairs

“Thanks to the new owner, the future of the shipyard and the entire Finnish marine industry looks brighter. It is also very positive for the Finnish state that the change of ownership took place on market terms.”

Juhana Vartiainen, Mayor of Helsinki

“We have gained a strong, stable and competent operator from a reputable country for our shipyard operations. Versatile and vibrant business activity enables the success of Helsinki and enhances the well-being of our people. This is very welcome and happy news for all Helsinki residents.”

Kim Salmi, Managing Director, Helsinki shipyard

“This is the best possible news for Helsinki shipyard, our talented workforce and our supply chain. After months of planning, our top priority is to rapidly return this business to what it does best – designing and building world-class ships quickly, efficiently and cost effectively.”

About Davie

Group Davie is part of the Inocea Group of Companies. It is a privately owned international marine industrial group. It owns Davie Shipbuilding, Canada’s largest and most flexible shipbuilder and a partner in the country’s National Shipbuilding Strategy and Finland’s Helsinki shipyard, the world’s leading icebreaker and ice-class shipbuilder. Together, the companies design, build and maintain mission-critical ships including icebreakers, warships and ferries for government and commercial customers. Find out more at davie.ca

For more information:

Marcel Poulin
Director, External Affairs and Industrial Participation, Davie
Marcel.poulin@davie.ca
+1 581 992-8564

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Pacific Green Reaches Financial Close for £120 Million (US$146 Million) of Funding for Its 249 MW / 373.5 MWh Sheaf Energy Park Battery Development

Dover, DE, Nov. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. (“Pacific Green”, OTCQB: PGTK) announces that it has reached financial close on a £120 million (US$146 million) senior debt facility (the “Facility”) for Pacific Green’s 249 MW / 373.5 MWh Sheaf Energy Park battery energy storage system in Kent, England (“Sheaf Energy Park”).

The Facility is provided by a two-bank syndicate, with National Westminster Bank plc (“NatWest”) and UK Infrastructure Bank Limited (“UKIB”) contributing £60 million (US$73 million) each. The Facility will be used to fund the development and construction of Sheaf Energy Park, following which repayment will occur on a 10 year amortization profile upon the start of commercial operations.

Scott Poulter, Pacific Green’s CEO, commented: “Sheaf Energy Park represents one of the largest project-financed battery energy storage systems in the world. We are pleased to have NatWest’s and UKIB’s participation in the Facility, which is a strong confirmation of the robustness of the project.

Jacob Lloyd, Head of Specialist Asset Finance at NatWest, added: “Pacific Green is one of the fastest growing independent renewable energy developers, and we are excited to support them with Sheaf Energy Park and future projects to come as they continue their growth in the renewable energy sector.

John Flint, CEO of UKIB, added: “The rapid scale-up of renewables onto the grid means the UK needs more storage capacity, and we need it fast. Our support for Pacific Green and the Sheaf Energy Park project is a great example of how UKIB’s debt financing can help accelerate large storage projects to bring them online sooner, while also providing crucial market confidence in the sector.

About Pacific Green Technologies, Inc.:

Pacific Green is focused on addressing the world’s need for cleaner and more sustainable energy. Pacific Green offers Battery Energy Storage Systems and Concentrated Solar Power to complement its environmental technologies division. Pacific Green has offices in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Saudi Arabia and China.

For more information, visit Pacific Green’s website:
www.pacificgreen.com

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

This news release contains “forward-looking statements,” as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this news release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the continued development of Sheaf Energy Park, any potential business developments and future interest in Pacific Green’s battery, solar and environmental technologies.

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the continuation of the development of Sheaf Energy Park and general economic and political conditions. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and Pacific Green assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although Pacific Green believes that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in Pacific Green’s annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, Pacific Green’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Scott Poulter, Chairman & CEO
Pacific Green Technologies
T: +1 (302) 601-4659

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MDC Visual Case Study Reveals that by 2027 There will be 100 million VR and AR Gamers

More than Half the Gaming Population is Drawn to First-Person Shooters as the Top Gaming Genre in 2023

Mapping the Worlds Most Popular Video-Games
Top Video Game Trends and Favourites 2023

LONDON, Nov. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A landmark visual case study released by MDC (Minimum Deposit Casinos) has revealed that the global gaming industry is booming, with millions of people around the world plunging into the virtual realm to enjoy their all-time favourite games. In 2023, there were 98 million people using virtual reality (VR) and 23 million using augmented reality (AR). By 2027, both AR and VR are expected to surpass 100 million users worldwide.

iGaming resource portal MDC in collaboration with NowSourcing, a renowned design agency, did the research and created an immersive visual case study, mapping out the most favoured video games in the United States and across the globe as of 2023.

Key Findings:

  • The most popular video game genres are first-person shooters, action adventures, simulations, multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBAs), and sports games.
  • Video game preferences vary by country, e.g., France loves Pokémon Legends: Arceus, China prefers Honor of Kings.
  • Emerging trends in the gaming industry include AR and VR gaming, fitness gaming, and casino gaming.

The gaming industry has reached a golden age – where futuristic cutting-edge technology emulates a universe unlike any other. These are realistic, pioneering, and super engaging games, unlike anything seen before. But what types of games are trending and what are the most popular among players?

The MDC case study infographic found, that first-person shooters (FPS) are the most popular video game genre, followed by action adventures, simulations, MOBAs, and sports games. At least 66%, aged 16 to 24, are engaging in FPS games.

The most popular video games in 2023 also vary from country to country.

France enjoys Pokémon Legends: Arceus, China prefers Honor of Kings, and other countries have their favourites, like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Germany), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (United Kingdom), Madden NFL (United States), Pikmin 4 (Japan), God of War Ragnarök (Russia), Remnant II (Canada), and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Australia).

The gaming industry is also constantly evolving, with new trends emerging all the time. Some of the most leading trends include AR and VR, fitness, and casino gaming.

AR and VR Gaming

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) games have taken the world by storm. AR games overlay digital information onto the real world, while VR games transport players to completely immersive virtual worlds.

In 2023, there were 98 million people using VR and 23 million using AR. By 2027, both AR and VR are expected to surpass 100 million users worldwide.

Some of the most played AR and VR games on Steam include War Thunder, Phasmophobia, and VR Chat.

The VR fitness market is also expected to grow 40% between 2023 and 2029.

Casino Gaming

Online casino entertainment is just as sought after around the world. In 2023, there were 4,792 online gaming businesses located globally – a 29.25% growth rate since 2018. Some of the top casino games include Coin Master, Bingo Blitz, and Jackpot Party Casino Slots.

With so many different types of games and platforms to choose from, the global gaming industry has never looked brighter.

Learn more about the trendiest games around the world on MDC: https://www.minimumdepositcasinos.org/2023/10/19/the-worlds-most-popular-video-games/

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MDC (minimumdepositcasinos.org) is your ultimate resource portal for accurate and up-to-date information on the best online casinos and games worldwide. Led by a team of online casino experts, MDC is committed to providing valuable insights and promoting responsible online gaming practices for users globally.

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