BioGX Ships First Batch of pixl(TM) Real-Time PCR Platform to US Laboratories

BIRMINGHAM, AL / ACCESSWIRE / February 28, 2023 / BioGX, a global provider of easy molecular diagnostic solutions since 2007, has announced fulfillment of multiple initial orders for its portable pixl™ real-time PCR platform to customers across the U.S., with immediate plans to scale production to meet market demand.

“We’re very impressed with the response to the launch of our novel ‘pixl’ qPCR platform. Pixl is accelerating validation and adoption of our vast multiplex RUO syndromic panels available in our unique Xfree and Sample-Ready lyophilized formats,” said Shazi Iqbal, Ph.D., BioGX CEO.

The pixl instrument is a compact, 4-channel, 16-well, real-time-PCR instrument that supports rapid turnaround times for batches of up to 16 samples, with integrated results analysis. Previously, in 2022, the U.S. FDA authorized the pixl platform use with the BioGX Xfree COVID-19 Direct RT-PCR EUA test.

BioGX offers an extensive menu of RUO lyophilized multiplex syndromic panels for laboratory validation on the pixl platform, including the extraction-free Direct-Sample-to-Answer assays: Xfree Human Monkeypox (hMPXV), Xfree HSV1/HSV2/VZV and Xfree Treponema pallidum (Syphilis). The Xfree assay format is compatible with most transport/collection media types and can be validated for a wide variety of clinical sample collections.

Additional information can be requested by contacting BioGX at Ph: +1.205.250.8055 or info@biogx.com.

About BioGX

BioGX is a leading global provider of lyophilized real-time PCR reagents for molecular diagnostics. BioGX, Inc., headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, and Dallas, Texas, and its wholly owned subsidiary BioGX B.V., based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, (collectively “BioGX”), operates in a cGMP compliant environment certified to ISO 13485 medical device development and manufacturing standards. The proprietary Sample-Ready™ technology is at the core of all product offerings for Clinical, Food Safety, Pharma QC and Water Quality molecular testing. BioGX’s 60+ multiplex real-time PCR products are marketed and sold in several countries through its Global Distribution Network.

For more information on BioGX, please visit BioGX.com.

Sample-Ready, Just Add Water, Xfree and pixl are trademarks of BioGX, Inc.

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SOURCE: BioGX

ZeroBounce Releases The Email List Decay Report for 2023

SANTA BARBARA, CA / ACCESSWIRE / February 28, 2023 / ZeroBounce announces the release of The Email List Decay Report for 2023, unveiling the latest statistics about the lifecycle of email databases. In the report, ZeroBounce shares data trends it gathered after validating more than six billion email addresses.

The ZeroBounce Email List Decay Report for 2023
ZeroBounce announces the release of The Email List Decay Report for 2023.

The findings are eye-opening for email marketers and companies relying on email for vital communications. At least 22.71% of the average email list degrades annually, the ZeroBounce report shows. At 20.19%, invalid email addresses made up most of the obsolete data processed by the email validation and deliverability company. Also prevalent were catch-all, disposable, abuse, spam trap, and toxic email addresses. In total, only 57.21% of all the emails ZeroBounce verified were valid and safe to use.

“Any database can acquire poor-quality email addresses which cause email deliverability to plummet,” says ZeroBounce founder and CEO Liviu Tanase. “Reaching the inbox is getting increasingly difficult, and using a healthy email database is a must. This report paints a clear picture of how fast email data degrades. The good news is that email marketers can stay on top of their email list health so they can be in the inbox and increase revenue.”

The Email List Decay Report for 2023 also reveals how likely users are to misspell their email addresses when filling out a sign-up or registration form. In just one year, ZeroBounce detected more than 10 million typos via its real-time email verification API. The software thus prevents potential bounces and continues to ensure companies build more reliable lead acquisition programs.

“Letting go of obsolete data makes an email list more responsive and more likely to convert. While so many companies focus on quantity, those who pay attention to data quality will see a boost in email ROI,” says ZeroBounce Chief Operating Officer Brian Minick.

To create the report, ZeroBounce analyzed the data it processed between January and December 2022. The benchmarks apply to companies of all sizes, across various industries, as ZeroBounce’s customers range from solo business owners to Fortune 500 companies.

Read the complete Email List Decay Report for 2023 at https://www.zerobounce.net/email-list-decay.html.

Recently, ZeroBounce relaunched its platform, now offering 99% accurate email validation, increased security, and a more modern and intuitive user experience.

About ZeroBounce

ZeroBounce is an email verification and deliverability platform helping 200,000+ customers land more emails in the inbox.

The service removes email typos, nonexistent and abuse email accounts, spam traps, and other risky email addresses. ZeroBounce’s email deliverability toolkit further supports inbox placement. The company has recently attained the SOC 2 Type 2 and ISO 27001 certifications.

ZeroBounce has validated more than 18 billion emails. Some of the companies it serves are Amazon, Disney, and Netflix. In 2022, ZeroBounce founded Email Day (April 23), now an international holiday honoring email inventor Ray Tomlinson.

For more information, visit https://www.zerobounce.net/.

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‫مؤتمر بلوكتشين لايف بدبي يؤكد على المستقبل الواعد للعملات الرقمية مع قدرة منصاتها على إثبات الاحتياطات الرقمية

  • مستجدات مع بعد عام 2022: وضعت منصات تداول العملات الرقمية معايير عالية لتعزيز أطر الشفافية تتمثل في القدرة على إثبات احتياطات الأصول الرقمية بنسبة 100%
  • تشكل منصات التداول اللامركزية جزءًا مهمًا من النظام البيئي الصحي من خلال دعم المتداولين على المدى المتوسط والطويل
  • باي بايت كأي منصة تداول مركزية تدعو لتعزيز التكامل مع تقنيات الويب 0 لدعم معاملات المستخدمين اليومية

دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة، 28 فبراير 2023: أكد بين زو الرئيس التنفيذي لمنصة تداول العملات الرقمية باي بيت، أن العملات الرقمية باتت على مشارف مستقبلها الواعد والحافل بالإمكانات الهائلة، لاسيما مع تحول مزايا الموثوقية والشفافية اليوم إلى حجر أساس لأي عمل ناجح في هذا المضمار. وأضاف زو بأن التكنولوجيا ستدعم جهود استعادة الثقة في العملات الرقمية، موضحاً أن منصات التداول المرخصة تمتلك جميع المقومات الضرورية للتفوق على المؤسسات المالية التقليدية على مستوى الشفافية.

وعلى هامش مشاركته في جلسة حوارية انعقدت ضمن فعاليات مؤتمر بلوكتشين لايف بدبي يوم الإثنين، تطرق زو إلى سبل الاستفادة من البيئة المفتوحة وقدرات المصادقة المباشرة المقدمة من التقنيات اللامركزية. وأشار زو إلى أن شبكات البلوكتشين باتت جزءاً من الحلول المتاحة في عالمنا اليوم، إذ يمكن للحلول المقوّمة بالعملات الرقمية دعم القطاع المالي في مواجهة الأشكال التقليدية والجديدة من مخاطر الاحتيال. وشدد زو على أن منصات تداول العملات الرقمية قادرة على تقديم إثباتات مباشرة على احتياطاتها من الأصول الرقمية، وهو ما يتخطى معايير الشفافية المألوفة لدى المؤسسات المالية التقليدية.

وتلتزم منصة باي بيت بإدارة أموال المستخدمين وفق أرقى أطر الشفافية والنزاهة، وهو ما يدفعها لتقديم إثباتات مباشرة وواضحة حول احتياطاتها من الأصول الرقمية عبر نموذج “شجرة ميركل” Merkle Tree المصممة لهدف محدد، وهو تقديم هياكل بيانات تتيح التحقق الآمن والفعال والمتسق من البيانات. ويمكن للمستخدمين استخدام رموز مخصصة لهم للتحقق من تسجيل أصولهم كالتزامات في محافظ باي بيت ضمن شبكتها وصولاً لأدق التفاصيل.

وقال زور: “بالنسبة لي، فإن مثل هذه التكنولوجيا المدعومة بالبلوكتشين تمثل حلاً حقيقياً للاتهامات الواردة باستمرار حول الأخطاء السائدة في مسائل التشفير والانتهاكات في القطاع المالي على نطاق أوسع. ويمكن لنموذج إثبات احتياطات الأصول الرقمية الجديد في القطاع طمأنة المستخدمين حيال أصول التداول المتاحة ومنحهم اطلاعاً شاملاً عليها، وهو ما يمهد الطريق لتحقيق التوازن بين ديناميكيات القوة التقليدية بين العملاء ومقدمي الخدمات المالية”.

وتطرق زو إلى الدور الهام لمنصات تداول العملات الرقمية مع سعي القطاع للخروج من تحديات عام 2022.  وفي الوقت الذي تُراعى فيه الاعتبارات الأمنية إلى أبعد الحدود، كشف زو عن الأسباب التي لا تزال تدفع المتداولين نحو منصات التداول المركزية، موضحاً أنها السيولة العميقة والبنية الرقمية المتينة ذات الدقة العالية.

ومشيراً إلى العملاء من المؤسسات والمتداولين الخبراء، قال زو: “لاتزال منصات التداول المركزية خيارهم المفضل إلى حد كبير نظراً لمزايا السيولة التي تتيحها. ولا يمكن بكل بساطة ممارسة نشاطات التداول بأحجام كبيرة عبر منصات لامركزية نظراً للقيود التي تواجهها بناها الرقمية”. واقترح زو أنه بإمكان الباحثين عن الاستثمار في العملات الرقمية على المديين المتوسط والطويل التفكير بشكل الجاد في المنصات اللامركزية.

واختتم زو: “يتمحور دورنا – ودور أي منصة تداول مركزية – حول الاستعداد على أكمل وجه للتبني الشامل والمرتقب لإمكانات البلوكتشين وتقنيات الويب 3.0. وأنا على ثقة بقدرات هذا القطاع الواعد، لأنه في غضون عامين، ستتجلى أسباب ذاك التبني الشامل، وسنرى الجميع يشرعون في استخدام العملات الرقمية”.

Crypto Sets Higher Standards for Proof of Reserves for Traditional Finance: Bybit CEO

  • The new norms after 2022: crypto exchanges have set a high bar in transparency with 100% verifiable proof of reserves
  • DEXs form an important part of a healthy ecosystem by supporting medium and long-term traders
  • Bybit has a calling as a CEX: delivering seamless integration into Web3 for everyday users

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Media OutReach – 28 February 2023 – The future of the crypto industry is one step closer to its full potential, now trust and transparency is at the forefront, said Bybit CEO Ben Zhou. According to Zhou, technology will lead the way in restoring trust in crypto, and legitimate exchanges have what it takes to outperform traditional financial institutions in terms of transparency.

Speaking as part of a panel discussion at Blockchain Life 2023 in Dubai on Monday, Zhou proposed leveraging the open nature and real-time verification that decentralized technology offers. Blockchain is part of the solution, and crypto-native solutions can help armor the financial industry against traditional and new forms of fraud risk. He noted that crypto exchanges are able to offer real-time, verifiable proof of reserves, which is far and above the transparency traditionally offered by financial institutions.

Bybit is committed to managing user funds with the utmost transparency and integrity, which is why it has real-time proof of reserves with a purpose-built Merkle Tree. Users can use their Merkle Leaf code to check that their assets are recorded as liabilities in Bybit’s on-chain wallets down to the granular details.

For Zhou, this kind of technology — powered by blockchain — is the real solution to the constant news of malfeasance in the crypto and wider financial sector. The new industry norm of proof of reserves can offer users more peace of mind and visibility into exchanges’ assets, and this has tilted the conventional power dynamics between the customers and financial service providers, he said.

Zhou went on to talk about the role of crypto exchanges as the industry moves forward from a challenging 2022. While security considerations are a given, Zhou revealed why CEXs are still preferred by serious traders: deep liquidity and powerful infrastructure with millisecond precision.

Referring to institutional clients and professional traders, Zhou said that “centralized exchanges are pretty much their only choice simply because of the liquidity. And you simply can’t do high frequency trading on a decentralized exchange (DEX) due to infrastructure limitations.” However, Zhou suggested that those interested in medium-to-long term trades could consider DEXs as an option.

“Our role — and that of any centralized exchange — is to be ready for mass adoption and be the gateway to Web3 when it happens. So, I still believe in the industry,” Zhou added. “In two years, you will see signs of mass adoption. Your uncles, your aunties, your cousins will all start to use crypto,” he said.

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Japan adds Wagner Group, others on sanctions list over Russia’s war on Ukraine

Japan decided on Tuesday to widen its sanctions against Russia, including on the private militia Wagner Group, over Moscow's war on Ukraine.

At least 143 new individuals and organizations linked to Russia were added to Tokyo’s list of sanctions over the country's invasion of Ukraine, Japan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The Wagner Group, Russia's private military firm, is among those sanctioned, the ministry added.

Those sanctioned will face asset freezes, as well as bans on Japanese domestic firms exporting to Russia while Tokyo will target politicians, military officers, businesspeople, and companies in Russia.

The move comes after Japan hosted a virtual G-7 summit last Friday commemorating the first anniversary of Moscow's war on Ukraine.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has expressed his “readiness to bolster sanctions on Russia.”

Source: Anadolu Agency

Russia’s Putin signs law to suspend New START nuclear arms treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law suspending Russia's participation in the only remaining arms control treaty with the US, the New START treaty, local media reported on Tuesday.

Russian news agency TASS reported that the document was published on Tuesday and the law came into force as of the moment of its official publication.

“A decision to resume Russia's participation in the treaty can be made by the head of state,” the agency added.

Putin also signed a law on the termination of international treaties of the Council of Europe with respect to the Russian Federation.

Last week, Putin said that Moscow was suspending the New START treaty with the US over its growing involvement in the Ukraine war.

Signed in 2010 and extended in 2021 for another five years, the treaty aims to control and reduce strategic nuclear forces used by the US and Russia.

The treaty limits the number of deployed missiles and bombers to 700, deployed warheads (including multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles and bombers) to 1,550, and deployed and non-deployed launchers – missile tubes and bombers – to 800.

Under the treaty, the sides may request information about up to five launches of missiles per year, should exchange information on the number of warheads and carriers twice a year – in March and September – and have the right to carry out up to 18 inspections per year.

Source: Anadolu Agency

7,259 Syrians killed in earthquakes: NGO

At least 7,259 Syrians were killed in the Feb. 6 deadly earthquakes that rattled northern Syria and southern Türkiye, according to a Syrian rights group on Tuesday.

In a statement, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said 2,534 people were killed in regime-held areas in Syria and 394 others in areas outside the regime’s control.

The group said 4,331 Syrian refugees were also killed in the earthquakes in Türkiye.

According to the rights group, 2,153 children and 1,524 women were among the victims.

“Seventy-three medics, five media personnel, 62 workers in humanitarian organizations, and four civil defense personnel were also killed in northwestern Syria,” it added.

The NGO said the death toll is still expected to rise.

“There is an urgent need to increase humanitarian aid for the families of the victims and the displaced in various regions, especially in northwestern Syria, which suffers from overpopulation due to the flow of hundreds of thousands of forcibly displaced people as a result of the Syrian regime's violations," it added.

The devastating earthquakes have claimed at least 44,374 lives in Türkiye’s southern region.

The magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 quakes, centered in Kahramanmaras province, have impacted some 13 million people across 11 provinces, including Adana, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hatay, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye, Elazig and Sanliurfa.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat in Ankara

Source: Anadolu Agency