The coronavirus epidemic in the world will intensify by the end of this year due to the seasonality of the infection, but in early 2021 the situation will improve. This opinion was expressed by the head of Microsoft Bill Gates at the virtual conference GeekWire Summit. This was reported by Inc.
“The good news is that by the end of the year or the beginning of the next, more effective therapies will begin to appear, especially monoclonal antibodies,” he said.
Gates explained that monoclonal antibodies are formed by cloning immune cells – leukocytes. These antibodies are specifically targeted to specific areas on the pathogen particles.
Experimental treatment with the monoclonal antibodies was given to US President Donald Trump, who recently fell ill with COVID-19, the head of Microsoft reminded. He predicted that by early 2021, two or three of the first six monoclonal-based drugs currently in the final phase of testing would be “likely to be approved.”
Chief State Sanitary Doctor, Viktor Liashko, said that the drug “Remdesivir”, which was planned to treat patients from the coronavirus, have already been purchased, and the party is taken to Ukraine. He said the news in the interview with Radio Svoboda on Sunday, October 18. “And now it is being transported to the territory of […]
The position of the richest man in the world, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reached $ 199.7 billion, which is a record for a businessman. This was reported on Wednesday by Forbes magazine. The publication noted that during the trading of Amazon shares on Tuesday, the state of Bezos even exceeded the mark of $ 200 […]
The American satellite company Kymeta announced the attraction of $ 85.2 million in the last round of financing. The round was led by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who invested $ 78.5 million in the startup. Kymeta develops and manufactures high-speed satellite systems and antennas. The main product of the company is a flat satellite antenna […]
The international telecommunications company Liberty Global has made an offer to the Swiss Provider Sunrise Communications Group AG on the acquisition, the value of the transaction is estimated at 6.8 billion Swiss francs ($ 7.4 billion), the company said. “Liberty Global announced today, that in accordance with the terms of the agreement between Liberty Global […]Next
The Razer company, which is engaged in the creation of gaming notebooks (the headquarters California, USA), became the owner of most of the assets Nextbit manufacturer, which produces “cloud smartphones” Robin. It is reported by the source InVenture. Also Razer staff with the acquisition includes all employees of Nextbit Systems Inc., including senior management. All […]Next
The eleventh object of the state enterprise Ukrspirt Zalozetsky distillery was sold for UAH 80 million. This was reported by the State Property Fund on Wednesday, December 2. It is noted that six participants competed in transparent bidding, as a result of which the starting price increased two and a half times – from UAH […]Next
The head of the representation of the IFC said that the company annually invests approximately $ 200-300 million in the Ukrainian agriculture. This year the amount will remain the same. At this stage, the corporation, as a long-term investor, has suspended its capital investment. This year not many people risked to make serious long-term investments. […]Next
The famous Italian fashion house Prada has decided to make adjustments of the management of its business because of the fact that the company’s sales began to fall. General Director of Prada Patrizio Bertelli is going to re-equip production and hold a business restructuring. At the end of 2013 the company’s revenues declined, while management […]Next
Shares of Peloton, which rose nearly 346% since the beginning of the year, rose 2% during trading on Friday after the company published the results of the first quarter of fiscal 2021, which ended September 30. Peloton, which went public a little over a year ago, reported earnings per share for the second quarter in […]Next
The largest European countries are going to exit quarantine. On Monday, Germany, the Czech Republic, France, Poland, Norway and Denmark are lifting some of the quarantine restrictions imposed to combat the coronavirus epidemic. So, in Germany, it was allowed to open commercial space less than 800 square meters in size. Car dealers and bookstores were […]Next
“MTS Ukraine” (Vodafone Ukraine), telecommunication company reached an agreement with “Ukrtelecom” about buying mobile operator “TriMob”. As noted, the the transaction amounted to about $ 120 million (3 billion UAH). According to one source , negotiations about the deal began since the spring of last year, when the “MTS Ukraine” has sold its fixed network […]Next
Shares of the largest US pharmaceutical company Pfizer, down to 3.14% since the beginning of the year, rose to 3.83% on Friday on good news about its vaccine against the COVID-19. Currently, the mTNA candidate vaccine of BNT162b1, developed by Pfizer in the partnership with the German company BioNTech, the mechanism of the action of […]Next
Amazon is beginning the expansion in the fitness tracker market with the release of its first Halo fitness tracker and fitness app. The offer from Amazon will compete with the existing world leader in the device market – Apple’s smart watch – Apple Watch, with a fitness tracker and a smart watch from Fitbit, which […]Next
The largest Chinese Internet company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. will acquire from Auchan Retail International shares of the largest Chinese hypermarket operator Sun Art Retail Group for $ 3.6 billion, according to the press release from Alibaba. “Alibaba is investing $ 28 billion ($ 3.6 billion) to acquire … 70.94% of Auchan Retail’s stake in […]Next
Traton Group, Volkswagen’s subsidiary for truck production, announced the purchase of its American competitor, Navistar International. Traton, which already owns about 16.7% of Navistar, is buying 83.3% of the company’s shares for the remaining $ 3.7 billion. Thus, the total value of the American company is estimated at $ 4.4 billion. Traton will pay Navistar […]Next
Shares of Johnson & Johnson rose by 0.68% on Thursday, ahead of the growth of the S&P 500 index by 0.32% after as the company announced that it plans to begin the final phase of a clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine in September. Shares of J&J recovered after losses in February and March and […]Next
The National Commission, carrying out state regulation of the financial services market by its order №1467 agreed to increase participation by Allianz Holding eins GMBH (Austria) in ODO «Allianz Ukraine” (Kiev) to 99.999% by direct acquisition of 99.978% from its share capital. As reported, at the beginning of this year, the National Commission, carrying out […]Next
Analytical Internet edition Ars Technica has published an updated list of representatives of IT-business, who will be under the threat of extinction in the new 2017 year. At this time, the list is made up of 7 contenders. Among them are: the social network Twitter, the search engine Yahoo, Messenger Yik Yak, medical startup Theranos, […]Next
Rambler buys part of the software development company UCS. The amount of the agreement at the moment were not disclosed. UCS is the owner or service that controls cafes and hotels, and theater ticket reservation system. The acquisition will make Rambler the first Internet company with applications for business and entertainment in b2b and b2c […]Next