The Coca-Cola Company and World Economic Forum Announce Winners of the Coca-Cola Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenge

The Coca-Cola Company today announced the 2015 winners of the Coca-Cola Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenge – a competition exclusively for members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community. Global Shapers are young leaders between 20 and 30 years old who are organized into a network of nearly 500 city-based hubs. For the competition, Global Shapers launch projects that address the world’s most challenging issues, with the opportunity to win seed money to expand their initiatives.

Olenex to Become a Full-Function Joint Venture

Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) and Wilmar International Limited (SGX: F34) announced today that they have entered into an agreement whereby Olenex, their partnership to market oils and fats in Europe, will become a full-function joint venture with its own assets. As part of the agreement, ADM will transfer two sites—a specialty oils and fats facility and a palm refining plant in Hamburg, Germany—to the new joint venture. Wilmar will transfer its tropical oils processing plants in Brake, Germany and Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In addition to processing, the joint venture will also integrate raw materials sourcing, trading, and sales and marketing operations. The agreement also stipulates that refined oils and fats from ADM’s other plants in the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the U.K. will be marketed by Olenex.

Meggitt Training Systems to Extol World-Leading Training Products at Levels of Fidelity 2015

Meggitt Training Systems, an industry-leading, turnkey provider of design, development, equipment and installation of military live-fire training ranges, will exhibit at the 2015 Levels of Fidelity annual conference in Walenstadt, Switzerland. From Oct. 19-21, 2015, Meggitt representatives will discuss the products and technologies that are bringing more and more international service outfits to choose Meggitt as a strategic partner.

The Medicines Company Receives CHMP Positive Opinions for Three Hospital Acute Care Products: KENGREXAL (cangrelor), ORBACTIV (oritavancin) and RAPLIXA (sealant powder)

The Medicines Company today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) issued positive opinions recommending marketing authorization for three of its pipeline development candidates KENGREXAL (cangrelor), ORBACTIV (oritavancin), and RAPLIXA (sealant powder). These positive opinion recommendations represent category firsts across three therapeutic areas:

New Study Finds Positive Impact of Remittances More Widespread than Previously Thought

The University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business, which includes the well-regarded Business Research Division, and The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a leader in global payment services, today announced the release of a first-of-its-kind study that sheds new light on the positive impact of cross-border money transfer broadly and of Western Union services in particular.

MSD Announces Positive Study Investigating the Use of Pembrolizumab Compared to Chemotherapy in Patients with Ipilimumab-Refractory Advanced Melanoma

MSD, known as Merck in the United States and Canada, announced today that a pre-specified analysis of investigational data from a pivotal Phase 2 study (KEYNOTE-002) showed pembrolizumab, the companys anti-PD-1 therapy, substantially improved the primary endpoint of progression-free survival (PFS, as assessed by RECIST 1.1, independent central review) (HR 0.57 and 0.50 for 2 mg/kg and 10 mg/kg every three week doses, respectively), compared to chemotherapy (P<0.0001 for both comparisons) in patients with ipilimumab-refractory advanced melanoma (n=540).1 At six months, the PFS rates for pembrolizumab were 34 percent at the 2 mg/kg dose (95% CI, 27-41) (n=180) and 38 percent at the 10 mg/kg dose (95% CI, 31-45) (n=181), compared to 16 percent for chemotherapy (95% CI, 10-22) (n=179). The median duration of follow-up at the interim analysis was 10 months.1

Ecolab’s Apex Warewashing System Helps Restaurant and Foodservice Operators Throughout Europe Improve Results, Save Water and Energy

Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has launched Apex, a warewashing system that will provide the cleaning results restaurant and foodservice operators throughout Europe expect, while reducing water and energy use.