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Gamida Cell Announces Two-Part Virtual Miniseries Focused on Omidubicel to Take Place in September

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Gamida Cell Ltd. (Nasdaq: GMDA), an advanced cell therapy company committed to cures for blood cancers and serious blood diseases, today announced that it will host a two-part virtual miniseries in September focused on key topics related to omidubicel, an advanced cell therapy in Phase 3 clinical development as a potentially life-saving treatment option for patients in need of a bone marrow transplant. The webcasts will take place on Friday, September 11, 2020, and Wednesday, September 23, 2020, both at 1:00 p.m. ET.

The miniseries topics are as follows:

  • September 11: A discussion of the patient journey and treatment paradigm in allogeneic bone marrow transplant featuring Steven Devine, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Be The Match BioTherapies, National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match, and Associate Scientific Director, the CIBMTR (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research)
  • September 23: A discussion of the healthcare economics of bone marrow transplant featuring Krishna Komanduri, M.D., Kalish Family Chair in Stem Cell Transplantation and Chief, Division of Transplantation and Cellular Therapy at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami

In May, Gamida Cell reported that its Phase 3 study of omidubicel met its primary endpoint, demonstrating a highly statistically significant reduction in time to neutrophil engraftment, a key milestone in recovery from a bone marrow transplant. Gamida Cell expects to present the full data set, including secondary endpoint data, at a medical meeting in the fourth quarter of 2020. The company also expects to begin submitting the biologics license application for omidubicel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a rolling basis in the fourth quarter of 2020. Omidubicel is the first bone marrow transplant product to receive Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the FDA and has also received Orphan Drug Designation in the U.S. and EU.

Each webcast will be available on the Investors & Media section of the Gamida Cell website at www.gamida-cell.com. A replay of the webcast will be available about two hours after the event, for approximately 90 days.

About Omidubicel

Omidubicel is an advanced cell therapy under development as a potential life-saving allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell (bone marrow) transplant solution for patients with hematologic malignancies (blood cancers). In both Phase 1/2 and Phase 3 clinical studies (NCT01816230 and NCT02730299), omidubicel demonstrated rapid and durable time to engraftment and was generally well tolerated.1,2 Omidubicel is also being evaluated in a Phase 1/2 clinical study in patients with severe aplastic anemia (NCT03173937). The aplastic anemia investigational new drug application is currently filed with the FDA under the brand name CordIn, which is the same investigational development candidate as omidubicel. For more information on clinical trials of omidubicel, please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.

Omidubicel is an investigational therapy, and its safety and efficacy has not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or any other health authority.

About Gamida Cell

Gamida Cell is an advanced cell therapy company committed to cures for patients with blood cancers and serious blood diseases. We harness our cell expansion platform to create therapies with the potential to redefine standards of care in areas of serious medical need. For additional information, please visit www.gamida-cell.com or follow Gamida Cell on LinkedIn or Twitter at @GamidaCellTx.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including with respect to the anticipated timing of data disclosures and regulatory filing submissions, which statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, but not limited to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic and clinical, scientific, regulatory and technical developments. In light of these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that are described in the Risk Factors section and other sections of Gamida Cells Annual Report on Form 20-F, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 26, 2020, and other filings that Gamida Cell makes with the SEC from time to time (which are available at http://www.sec.gov), the events and circumstances discussed in such forward-looking statements may not occur, and Gamida Cells actual results could differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied thereby. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and are based on information available to Gamida Cell as of the date of this release.

References

1Horwitz M.E., Wease S., Blackwell B., Valcarcel D. et al. Phase I/II study of stem-cell transplantation using a single cord blood unit expanded ex vivo with nicotinamide. J Clin Oncol. 2019 Feb 10;37(5):367-374. 2Gamida Cell press release, Gamida Cell Announces Positive Topline Data from Phase 3 Clinical Study of Omidubicel in Patients with High-Risk Hematologic Malignancies, issued May 12, 2020. Last accessed August 31, 2020.

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The Public Relations Network (Asia Chapter) to offer regional intelligence & local expertise to industries benefiting from the recently-signed RCEP amid COVID-19 Challenges

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HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 30 November 2020 – With the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on 15 November 2020, the Asia Chapter members of Public Relations Network (PRN) are prepared to provide all-round and cross-border support to various industries from participating nations of RCEP in regards of business development and investment.

PRN Asia Chapter is formed by profound local PR agencies across Asia. With this tightly-knit network of PR experts, chapter members align to provide effective, efficient, and think-out-of-the-box solutions across the region. With all local teams on board, PRN Asia Chapter is well-positioned to offer hands-on and ready-to-deploy services, from media relations and digital campaigns, to event management and crisis communications to industries who will blossom as a result of the RCEP.

Under the impact of COVID-19, demand for public relations solutions has risen to new height. With all kinds of new normal in place, being highly-flexible and mobile, the ability to mobilize regional connections swiftly and to establish new game plans as a result of changing market demands are all crucial to enterprises.

Ms Belinda Chan, Chairperson of the PRN Asia Chapter, and Managing Partner of Creative Consulting Group in Hong Kong: “The RCEP will drive the shift of economic engine to Asia. With our strong foothold in strategic locations across the region, we, together, represent a one-of-a-kind PR think-tank for enterprises that are drawn to tap into the market benefits.”

Mr Jacky Cheng, CEO of CommNow in Shanghai: “This RCEP can help China building closer trade relations with Asian countries, which will eventually help Chinese companies to find their new markets. This is very crucial under the current circumstances.”

Ms Stacy Ang, Director of The Right Spin in Singapore: “The RCEP has unlocked new levels of market access in Asia. As agencies that can move expeditiously in our own markets while implementing cross-border plans collectively, our network offers the desired nimbleness, synergy and competence for businesses to spread their wings and capture opportunities as they emerge.”

Ms Sharon Wu, Managing Director of SWEM Consulting Group in Taipei: “Although Taiwan have not become RCEP members, but Taiwan government have very good tax policies for import trade between Japan and ASEAN countries. We believe Taiwan and Asia-Pacific brands can depend on PRN Asia members support and RCEP policy, win more business successful and more opportunities for brand grow up in the future.”

Ms Sarah Song, Managing Director of Integra Communications in Seoul: “We will work together more closely and strengthen our network with cooperation and synergy in terms of communication through RCEP. Our role as an Asian network will bring our professionalism and creativity to form a solid partnership and new perspectives to work in a new era that will grow with future economic development.”

Ms Pacharee Pantoomano, Managing Director of Brandnow.asia in Bangkok: “RCEP will undoubtedly create economic vibe within the region and now is definitely the right time to make an entry into the market. With our strong base in Thailand and in Asia as part of PRN, we can offer market consultation and research as well as business matching to clients at large. With local intelligence in place, we aim to enable clients to benefit from RCEP more effectively and cost-efficiently.”

Ms Clāra Ly-Le, Managing Director of EloQ Communications in Ho Chi Minh City: “I am proud that this RCEP partnership was signed at the ASEAN Summit hosted in my country Vietnam. I have high hopes in this partnership and expect that it will help many industries recover from the COVID-19 crisis. As a member of PRN Asia Chapter, we are proud to work with fellow members to deliver top-notch services for clients from countries coming from the RCEP, from market entry to well-rounded integrated marketing campaigns.”

About Public Relations Network (PRN)

Public Relations Network (PRN) is a global collective of like-minded, owner-managed Public Relations agencies providing consultancy and local support for international PR campaigns. PRN has agency members in Austria, Brazil, Canada, China — Mainland, China — Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the UK, the USA, and Vietnam. For more info, please visit: www.pr-network.biz.

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Consumer spending in Islamic economy sectors forecast to rebound by end-2021, market size slated to reach US$2.3 trillion by 2024

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Takeaways from the State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2020/21 will be unveiled at Reimagine: Halal in Asia 2020, providing insights on capturing opportunities in the resilient Muslim market

 

  • Malaysia (#1) once again tops Global Islamic Economy Indicator for the eighth year. New entrants to the top 15 include Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Nigeria.
  • Travel worst hit while food segment fares the best; global spend on Halal food and beverage forecast to hit US$1.38 trillion by 2024.
  • Investments in Islamic economy-relevant companies totalled US$11.8 billion in 2019/20, a decline of 13 percent compared to the previous year. Indonesia (#1) and Malaysia (#2) ranked ahead in terms of investment activities, while Halal food sector expanded by 219% to $6.3 billion in total deal value.
  • 33 key signals of opportunities identified including: tokenisation of sukuks (Islamic bonds) within Islamic fintech, supply chain shifts, food security investments, nutraceutical demand, domestic tourism, and accelerated digital transformations.

 

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 1 December 2020 – CollabDeen and #HaveHalalWillTravel, Singapore-based Halal lifestyle digital platforms, in partnership with DinarStandard, a US-based research and advisory firm, are hosting a Southeast Asia launch of the State of the Global Islamic Economy Report (SGIE) 2020/21 at the inaugural Reimagine: Halal in Asia 2020 virtual conference on 2 and 3 December 2020. Under the theme of ‘thriving in uncertainty’, the eighth edition of the Report is supported by the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) and presents an annual update on the Islamic economy, encompassing Halal products, Islamic finance, and lifestyle sectors and services.

 

This year’s SGIE Report, produced by DinarStandard, estimates that Muslims spent US$2.02 trillion in 2019 on food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, modest fashion, travel, and media. While this spending reflects 3.2 percent year-on-year growth, Muslim spending in 2020 is forecast to contract by 8 percent due to the impact of the pandemic. However, spending, excluding travel, is forecast to rebound by end 2021, and is slated to reach US$2.3 trillion by 2024, at a cumulative annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1 percent. Islamic finance assets are estimated to have reached US$2.88 trillion in 2019 and are estimated to remain at the same level in 2020.

 

In the Report’s Global Islamic Economy Indicator that evaluated 81 countries this year — Malaysia (#1), Saudi Arabia (#2), the United Arab Emirates (#3), Indonesia (#4), and Jordan (#5) lead the rankings. The rankings recorded improvements by Saudi Arabia and Indonesia and welcomed new entrants Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Nigeria in the top 15. The indicator measures how leading national ecosystems are best able to support the development of Islamic economy business activities.

 

Fateh Ali, Co-founder & CEO of CollabDeen, said: “Singapore’s entry in the top 15 signals both the important role and the momentum of the Islamic economy for Singapore. Singapore’s strong performance in Halal products as well as the media and travel segments are positive signs of Islamic economy’s role in economic revival post-pandemic. Singapore’s share in the over $255 billion per year global Halal trade, as highlighted in the Report, is a significant $2.4 billion, which represents 1% of the total and shows potential and room for growth. Post-pandemic,there will be a rise of disruptive technologies in the digital Islamic economy, unlike anything we have been able to do up until now.”

 

Mikhail Melvin Goh, Founder of #HaveHalalWillTravel, said: “The whole Southeast Asia region is a critical player in the global Islamic economy. In addition to market leaders like Malaysia and Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, South Korea, and Brunei were prominently highlighted in the Report as well. Thailand’s #14 ranking globally in Halal products export of $6.2 billion (ahead of Malaysia) and 4.48 million estimated Muslim tourists in 2019 (ahead of Indonesia’s) is indicative of the robust regional Islamic economy ecosystem that has developed strongly over time.”

 

Following a record year in 2018/19, investments in Islamic economy-relevant companies globally slowed in 2019/20, dropping by 13 percent to US$11.8 billion. Over 54 percent of investments were within the Halal products category, while Islamic finance and Islamic lifestyle attracted 41.8 percent and 4 percent of the investments respectively. Growth figures were driven by corporate-led mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments in tech start-ups, and private equity investments.

 

Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, CEO of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC), said: “The SGIE Report is an annual publication that has gained traction as a trusted and ready reference on the global Islamic economy, and contributes to strengthening Dubai’s position as the global capital of Islamic economy. In these uncertain times, the Islamic economy, with its ethical and transparent ecosystem, remains a pillar of strength and a guarantee for a better future. As we look ahead, the values and principles the Islamic economy is based on, coupled with the carefully identified ‘signals of opportunities’ and the clear recommendations within the Report, provide a roadmap for governments and companies to navigate challenges seamlessly, continue along their path to recovery, and stay on course for long-term prosperity.”

 

Rafi-uddin Shikoh, CEO and Managing Director of DinarStandard, said: “This year’s SGIE Report highlights the emerging opportunities that stand out amidst the repercussions of COVID-19, such as global supply chain disruptions, job losses, health services crises, and food security challenges. The 33 ‘signals of opportunities’ identified in the Report, include the tokenisation of sukuks within Islamic fintech and accelerated digital transformations across all sectors prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Other signals identified pertain to Halal products, supply chain shifts, food security investments, and nutraceutical demand.” 

 

The SGIE Report also continues to highlight Islamic economies’ social impact developments in addressing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including initiatives addressing the poverty and food security crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The SGIE Report 2020/21 has been produced in partnership with SalaamGateway.com, the largest Islamic economy news and media platform. Strategic partners of this year’s SGIE Report include The Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) and CIMB Islamic, the CIMB Group’s Islamic banking and financial services franchise.

 

Transcending religious and cultural boundaries at Reimagine: Halal in Asia 2020

With a vision of fostering peace and understanding between communities, CollabDeen and #HaveHalalWillTravel are hosting Singapore’s first-ever virtual conference on the Islamic economy from 2 – 3 December 2020. It aims to bring together industry leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs — regardless of faith — to learn more about engaging with Muslim consumers and building a stronger Halal ecosystem for continued growth in the region.

 

The 2-day programme features an insightful line-up of over 30 speakers from around the world to provide fresh perspectives on tapping into the Islamic market that has gained broad and universal appeal, from bringing ready-to-eat halal food into the Japanese market to transforming the tourism sector. For more information on the event, please visit: https://reimaginehalal.com/

 

Note to editor:

The full State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2020/21 is available for download at https://www.salaamgateway.com/specialcoverage/SGIE20-21.

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Infor Launches Hospitality Management Cloud Solution based on Amazon Web Services in China to Spur Digital Transformation among Chinese Hotels

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Rich capabilities allow hoteliers to centralize cross-platform hospitality management systems; AWS partnership ensures stability and security of data in the cloud

 

BEIJING, CHINA – Media OutReach – 1 December 2020 – Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced the launch of Infor Hospitality Management Solution (HMS) in China together with AWS China (Ningxia) Region (operated by Ningxia Western Cloud Data — NWCD).  The launch is aimed at helping more customers in China’s hospitality management industry rapidly implement seamless solutions that streamline operations, with the overall goal to provide enhanced guest services and experiences.

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Infor HMS is a hotel property management system built for the cloud with the flexibility, security, efficiency and mobile capabilities to deliver a great guest experience. It provides a rich array of capabilities and functionalities to help enterprise users manage cross-platform, cross-brand and cross-location hospitality systems, while backed by the flexibility, reliability and security of hosting data in the AWS cloud.

Born in the cloud, the Infor HMS property management software allows employees to quickly access each booking and offer guests a rich experience.

Why AWS?

Infor chose AWS because of Infor’s focus on customer experience, which allowed it to offer better solutions for Chinese hoteliers by optimizing applications for performance on AWS.

AWS boasts globally leading cloud technology, providing customers with extensive and in-depth cloud services. Its delivery model, cost structure and operational excellence complement and enhance Infor’s solutions very well. The technical advantages and local service capabilities of AWS China (Ningxia) Region will ensure the smooth establishment and operation of Infor’s offerings in China, simplify the development and management of Infor China’s solutions, and enhance the stability and reliability of application systems. It will also improve the resilience and flexibility of hotel management systems when processing large amounts of data and high concurrent user traffic. AWS managed services simplifies system operation, maintenance and management, to allow enterprise developers to focus more on business challenges and innovation.

“I am very pleased that we could help Infor HMS solutions launch in the AWS China (Ningxia) Region,” said Wang Yong, General Manager of Ecosystem and Partners Department, Amazon Web Services China. “AWS has always been committed to leveraging global AWS cloud infrastructure to act as a technological bridge between Chinese companies and the world and vice versa. This partnership with Infor has been a win-win success. It has both helped Infor better expand in the Chinese market, while also allowing Chinese hotel services providers and global hotel services providers operating in China to utilize Infor’s leading hotel management solutions to accelerate their digital transformations and better serve guests worldwide.”

Currently, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is running Infor HMS in the cloud in its properties across Asia Pacific, including China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.

Hospitality Management Partners Streamline Processes with Infor HMS

Many hospitality brands have already seen success with Infor HMS in the Asia Pacific region, among them — Mandarin Oriental Group, Swire Hotels and Artyzen Hospitality Group.

Last year, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group began implementing Infor HMS across its portfolio, which includes 33 properties to date.  The changing needs of hospitality management personnel and guests have inspired the hotel group to migrate its hospitality management software to Infor’s modern cloud-based industry-specific solution.  As technology becomes increasingly integrated into daily hospitality work, a number of processes can be streamlined in the areas of accounting, revenue management, and work orders.

“We truly appreciate the partnership we have experienced with Infor,” said Monika Nerger, Global CIO, Mandarin Oriental Group. “Their investment with AWS China is pivotal for our properties in China and helping us deliver the responsiveness, attention to detail, and legendary guest experience for which Mandarin Oriental is renowned.”

Currently, MOHG is running Infor HMS in the cloud in its properties across Asia Pacific, including China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.

“The launch of Infor HMS in China will facilitate the digital transformations of local services partners in the hospitality industry,” said Eric Wong, Vice President, Infor APAC Hospitality. “Infor has a deep understanding of the challenges hospitality service providers face as they shift to fully digital processes, a change that is being accelerated under the current pandemic. With its multi-tenant architecture and the reliability of the AWS platform, Infor HMS offers customers flexible, stable and reliable capabilities that allow them to meet the digital challenges of today and the future head on.”

Media contact

Phyllis Tan

Infor Asia Pacific

+65 9799 9133

[email protected]

About Infor

Infor is a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry. Providing mission-critical enterprise applications to 67,000 customers in more than 175 countries, Infor software is designed to deliver more value and less risk, with more sustainable operational advantages. We empower our 17,000 employees to leverage their deep industry expertise and use data-driven insights to create, learn and adapt quickly to solve emerging business and industry challenges. Infor is committed to providing our customers with modern tools to transform their business and accelerate their own path to innovation. To learn more, please visit www.infor.com.

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