Phosphate Reports – IMPHOS http://imphos.org/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:58:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://imphos.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/IMPHOS-icon-150x150.jpg Phosphate Reports – IMPHOS http://imphos.org/ 32 32 Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) Price target lowered to $65.00 at Piper Sandler https://imphos.org/mosaic-nysemos-price-target-lowered-to-65-00-at-piper-sandler/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:58:18 +0000 https://imphos.org/mosaic-nysemos-price-target-lowered-to-65-00-at-piper-sandler/ Mosaic (NYSE:MOS – Get Grade) had its price target reduced by Piper Sandler research analysts from $75.00 to $65.00 in a research note released on Tuesday, reports The Fly. The brokerage currently has an “overweight” rating on shares of the basic materials company. Piper Sandler’s price target suggests a potential upside of 33.58% from the […]]]>

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS – Get Grade) had its price target reduced by Piper Sandler research analysts from $75.00 to $65.00 in a research note released on Tuesday, reports The Fly. The brokerage currently has an “overweight” rating on shares of the basic materials company. Piper Sandler’s price target suggests a potential upside of 33.58% from the stock’s previous close.

Several other brokerages also weighed in on MOS. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut its price target on Mosaic shares from $75.00 to $73.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a Wednesday, Nov. 9 research report. Royal Bank of Canada cut its price target on Mosaic shares from $65.00 to $60.00 and set an “industry performance” rating for the company in a Thursday, November 10 research note. Mizuho lowered its price target on Mosaic shares from $74.00 to $69.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a Wednesday, Nov. 9 research report. Citigroup raised its price target on Mosaic to $61.00 in a Tuesday, November 15 research report. Finally, Barclays reduced its price target on Mosaic from $59.00 to $52.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a Wednesday August 10 research note. One analyst rated the stock with a sell rating, seven gave the stock a hold rating, and nine gave the stock a buy rating. According to MarketBeat.com, the company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $63.06.

Mosaic stock down 0.6%

MOS opened at $48.66 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $16.57 billion, a PE ratio of 4.76, a growth price-earnings ratio of 0.57 and a beta of 1.55. The company has a debt ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 1.34 and a quick ratio of 0.61. Mosaic has a fifty-two week low of $33.59 and a fifty-two week high of $79.28. The company has a 50-day moving average of $51.29 and a 200-day moving average of $52.82.

Mosaic said its board approved a stock buyback plan on Monday, Aug. 1 that allows the company to repurchase $2.00 billion in stock. This repurchase authorization allows the commodity company to purchase up to 10.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often an indication that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

Mosaic Institutional Trading

Several institutional investors have recently changed their stake in the company. SJS Investment Consulting Inc. acquired a new stake in Mosaic in the first quarter worth approximately $28,000. BerganKDV Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Mosaic in Q1 worth approximately $33,000. High Net Worth Advisory Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Mosaic in Q1 worth approximately $33,000. Guardian Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Mosaic in Q3 worth $27,000. Finally, Penserra Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Mosaic in the 1st quarter for a value of $44,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds hold 82.24% of the company’s shares.

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The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash nutrients in North America and internationally. The Company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash and Mosaic Fertilizantes. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate and ammonium phosphate products; and phosphate-based feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brands, as well as a dual sulfate of potash and magnesia product under the K-Mag brand.

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Baking Powder Market to Accelerate at a CAGR of Over 5.5% Through 2022-2031 https://imphos.org/baking-powder-market-to-accelerate-at-a-cagr-of-over-5-5-through-2022-2031/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 05:34:00 +0000 https://imphos.org/baking-powder-market-to-accelerate-at-a-cagr-of-over-5-5-through-2022-2031/ Baking powder market share 2022 The global baking powder market is expected to exceed $4 billion by the end of 2020, growing at more than 5.5% CAGR between 2022 and 2031. NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA, Nov. 16, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Market.us offers a comprehensive understanding of the baking powder market [Snapshot – Global […]]]>

Baking powder market share 2022

The global baking powder market is expected to exceed $4 billion by the end of 2020, growing at more than 5.5% CAGR between 2022 and 2031.

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It is well known that “baking powder” is a major trend all over the world. According to new global business trends, the Baking Powder market offers maximum return on investment, and these industries are the highest paying in the world and are expected to grow rapidly.

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The major key market players listed in the report along with their sales, revenue and strategies are Clabber Girl Corporation, AB Mauri, The Kraft Heinz Company, Blue Bird Foods India, Weikfield Products, Kudos Blends, Hansells Food Group, Corbion, Ward McKenzie, Eagle International and ACH Food Companies.

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This section deals with understanding the Plasticine Market drivers, benefits, opportunities, restraints, and challenges. All of this is discussed in the following sections:

– Increase in turnover

– Increased demand from developing regions

– Increase in popularity

– R&D efforts

– Product innovation and offers

– Higher cost

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Baking Powder Market Segmentation: Research Scope

Segmentation 1: Different Types of Baking Powder Market

Tartar Baking Powder
Phosphate-based baking powder
Phosphate-free baking powder
Aluminum-free baking powder

Segmentation 2: By Application – They are widely used in places such as

Breads
Crepes
Muffins
Waffles

Segmentation 3: Geographical regions

– North America (USA and Canada)

– Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and others)

– Asia-Pacific (China, India, South Korea, Indonesia, Australia and others)

– Latin America (Brazil, Mexico)

– the Middle East and Africa

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• In recent years, the United States has seen a significant increase in demand for prototypes. Additive manufacturing has become more popular for high volume production.

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Instead of Borrowing Excessively, Let’s Cut Unnecessary Incentives and Build the Tax Base https://imphos.org/instead-of-borrowing-excessively-lets-cut-unnecessary-incentives-and-build-the-tax-base/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 08:31:50 +0000 https://imphos.org/instead-of-borrowing-excessively-lets-cut-unnecessary-incentives-and-build-the-tax-base/ By Denis Lee Oguzu and Sarah Opendi Dear Heads of the Executive and Legislative Branches of Government, Delegates and Policy Makers, we are reaching out to you amid expressions of intent to borrow domestically amid lost tax revenue and continued leakage. We prioritized you because we all know that tax expenditures are designed by the […]]]>

By Denis Lee Oguzu and Sarah Opendi

Dear Heads of the Executive and Legislative Branches of Government, Delegates and Policy Makers, we are reaching out to you amid expressions of intent to borrow domestically amid lost tax revenue and continued leakage.
We prioritized you because we all know that tax expenditures are designed by the executive and passed by Parliament. Given your roles as relevant arms of government, we thought it was important to speak to you about the issue of tax revenue leakage through tax expenditures and illicit financial flows (IFFs).

In summary, why should Ugandans continue to pay corporate tax for profitable companies, cancel taxes for multinationals, stay in harmful tax treaties, etc.? without cost-benefit analysis in the midst of the current budget deficit problems?
As stewards, we suggest that instead of resorting to excessive borrowing, lead efforts to reduce unqualified tax expenditures (revenue foregone by tax incentives) and end IFFs.
By now it must have come to your attention that while officiating at the Uganda-EU Forum in Munyonyo recently, President Museveni made an impassioned appeal to EU citizens to invest in Uganda, emphasizing Uganda’s favorable investment climate.

Favorite investment attraction
Unfortunately in Uganda, one of the leaders’ favorite investment attraction tools often comes to the fore with tax incentives targeting foreigners. While there are many opportunities to attract foreign direct investment, Uganda’s continued reliance on unqualified tax expenditures, which rank low in many jurisdictions on investors’ priority considerations for decisions investment, is not only very detrimental, but partly responsible for our ongoing budget deficit challenges.

Faced with a triple challenge; conflict, climate change and Covid-19, trying to rely on tax expenditures to attract investors, cope, recover and build resilience in an economy like ours not only undermines domestic resource mobilization, but is a certain “race to the bottom”.
First, because our tax expenditures largely benefit foreign businesses, they often kill local tax morale.
Just as tax expenditures have been deployed as a policy instrument to protect the poor in some countries, in Uganda the emphasis is on attracting foreign investment despite the lack of evidence to support belief and an analysis of the benefits and impacts before or after the costs to justify tax expenditures, an important source of revenue is lost and could be used to pay down debts or reduce poverty.

For example, in the financial year 2021/2022, the value of revenue forgone on tax expenditures in Uganda was estimated at 2.5 trillion shillings or 1.56% of GDP. With total tax collection in 2021/2022 estimated at 20.877 billion shillings, the value of revenue foregone due to tax expenditures was about 11.9% of total tax revenue, with the largest share of revenue foregone from VAT, amounting to 1,150 billion shillings. or 0.72% of GDP, according to the date of the Ministry of Finance.
Even now, with the sparse valuation data, projections for the 2022/2023 financial year indicate that foregone tax revenue will be in the order of 2.88 trillion shillings, or around 1.64% of GDP.

What the numbers above mean is that hundreds of miles of paved road have been abandoned, citizens denied access to electricity, 300 complete starter schools in sub-counties have been abandoned, plus than 300 Health Center IIIs have been abandoned, raising questions about whether our policy interventions are the product of a cost-benefit analysis and whether they are often evaluated for their impact.
Left with no options, the government, aided by the NRM majority in parliament and based on future oil revenues, is now on a rampage to borrow to solve the current budget deficit problems despite warnings from many economists, including those at the Bank of India. Uganda, that the country is at risk of default.

With a paltry tax-to-GDP ratio of 13%, below the Sub-Saharan African average of 16%, Uganda fails to mobilize adequate domestic resources to finance direct public expenditure. How then should the country build and repair roads, build schools, pay civil servants and execute the transformation agenda?
Ugandan leaders must begin to think outside the box and confront the unqualified tax expenditures and illicit financial flows that continue to undermine our ability to collect more taxes.

According to a report by Mbeki’s High Level Panel Commission on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, Uganda loses an average of $509 million in illicit outflows per year, while Africa is believed to lose over $50 billion. dollars per year in illicit financial flows.
Unjustified tax expenditures and IFFs, of which 65% manifests itself in business activities, 30% in crimes and 5% in corruption, have eroded our nation’s tax base, making it difficult to mobilize domestic resources to economic development. For greater transparency, we actually need to know who benefits from these tax incentives.

Impact on Africa
Tax expenditures and IFFs are no joke to be ignored by any serious scheme. The Global Financial Integrity (GFI) reported that Africa lost around $1 trillion to IFFs. The Brookings Institute estimated that between 1980 and 2018, Africa lost $1.3 trillion, almost the same amount of development aid it received during that period.
In 2015, UNCTAD estimates put the leakage at between $40 billion and $278 billion over a 10-year period. In 2010, GFI reported $7 billion leaked between 2005 and 2016 in Uganda and concluded that IFFs are responsible for persistent poverty and underdevelopment in Africa.

What fuels IFFs is within reach of policy makers to curb. This requires political will and information. For example, no one cares or knows how much Uganda loses due to the abuse of Double Taxation Agreements (DTAs). Currently, under 10 of our existing CDIs, foreign investors enjoy reduced tax benefits in the areas of corporate income tax, withholding tax on dividends and other income taxes levied on management services, technical services and royalties, among others.
This means that shareholders of private companies operating in Uganda are subject to a 15% withholding tax on dividends received each year, compared to 10% charged to foreign investors based, for example, in Mauritius, in accordance with the double treaty. taxation signed between Uganda and this known offshore tax. haven.

Stemming from Uganda’s DTA with the UK, it is estimated that the country could lose over $250 million in pipeline revenue in withholding tax exemptions or reductions. Because of these tax base erosions resulting from aggressive tax planning by multinational corporations, many countries have now embarked on the cancellation or renegotiation of DTCs.
For example, Senegal canceled the previous tax treaty with Mauritius, responsible for the loss of $257 million in tax revenue over a period of 17 years, caused by aggressive tax avoidance activities by foreign multinationals based in the country. and their sister companies registered in Mauritius.
Given the threats to revenue sources, it is time that Uganda’s tax expenditures, like direct expenditures, be qualified on the basis of cost-benefit analysis, assessed for their impact and reported for understand lost revenue and its impact.

Policy makers must urgently address tax base erosion, profit shifting, trade misinvoicing and transfer pricing by multinational corporations to save the economy. DTCs with other countries should be open to consideration, if possible renegotiated or cancelled. The costly alternative is to ignore all of this and forget about growth and development.
Going forward, policymakers need to understand the implications of tax incentives and IFFs on the economy, especially on our ability to mobilize domestic resources before handing in comprehensive deals in the future. Transparent configuration, implementation and evaluation mechanisms should be put in place through a process of consultation with various stakeholders to provide examples of success.

There is already growing evidence that tax expenditures rarely achieve their intended policy objectives. It has been established that firms tend to exit markets after taking advantage of tax incentives. It is important to protect our revenues from external leakage and to ensure that multinationals pay a fair share of revenues under the law rather than relying on regressive taxes that hurt poor Ugandans as is currently the case .
For Uganda to have sustainable development, it must reduce wasteful and unqualified tax expenditures and tackle illicit financial flows. Tracking, stopping, or recovering lost revenue are the ways to go.

The authors are MPs and tax justice advocates

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Electric mobility startup BattRE secures seed funding from Agility Ventures https://imphos.org/electric-mobility-startup-battre-secures-seed-funding-from-agility-ventures/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 08:53:49 +0000 https://imphos.org/electric-mobility-startup-battre-secures-seed-funding-from-agility-ventures/ Two-wheeled mobility startup BattRE has raised an undisclosed amount for its seed fund from an investor group led by Agility Ventures with former Tata Motors chief executive Gajendra Chandel. The funds have been raised to drive the next phase of growth for the start-up which aims to achieve revenue of Rs 1,000 crore by FY25. […]]]>

Two-wheeled mobility startup BattRE has raised an undisclosed amount for its seed fund from an investor group led by Agility Ventures with former Tata Motors chief executive Gajendra Chandel.

The funds have been raised to drive the next phase of growth for the start-up which aims to achieve revenue of Rs 1,000 crore by FY25.

BattRE was founded in 2017 in Jaipur, Rajasthan by Nischal Choudhary and Pankaj Sharma to bring electric mobility to Indian cities. Currently, it has a network of over 400 dealerships in 21 states and 276 cities, nationwide.

Currently, the start-up offers three products: two low-speed scooters (‘ONE’ and ‘LO:EV’ brands) and one high-speed scooter (STOR:IE, which was launched in July 2022). Two other products are in the works: a high-speed bicycle (DUNE) and a delivery scooter (Cool:IE).

One of the key features that differentiate BattRE scooters is connected functionality enabled through the Internet of Things (IoT). These connected scooters can provide information to users and enable operational efficiency. BattRE was also the pioneer of Lithium Ferro-Phosphate (LFP batteries), a key component in the electric mobility sector.

“Our Electric Two-Wheelers (E2W) build on our strategic differentiators – deep distribution, competitive pricing with advanced features,” said Nishchal Choudhary, Founder and CEO of BattRE.

“With our ‘breakthrough’ products, we aim to reach every district in India by 2025. The seed fund will help us plan and achieve this goal and enable the next phase of our growth,” he added.

In a similar context, Dhianu Das, Founder of Agility Ventures, said electric vehicles are the future of mobility and are poised to reach a market size of $13.8 billion. 2027 while growing at a CAGR of 100%.

“We are confident that BattRE will dominate the two-wheeler space in this segment with its deep distribution and competitive pricing strategy. We are confident that BattRE will be among the top four E2W companies in India by FY23-24,” Das said.

Incidentally, according to a report by BNP Paribas, the adoption of electric vehicles in the two-wheeler segment in India accelerated in 2022. In 2022, the penetration of E2W in India stood at 1.9% , which suggests huge opportunities for producers of affordable and reliable scooters. .

Gajendra Chandel, former Chairman of Tata Motors, Chairman of BattRE said:

“Automotive is one of the top five growth sectors in India and electric vehicles are leading the start-up ecosystem,” said Gajendra Chandel, former chairman of Tata Motors.

Also read: JSW Ventures backs e-mobility business platform MoEVing with $2.5M investment

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Saudi Arabia to auction five new mining exploration licenses in 2023 – statement https://imphos.org/saudi-arabia-to-auction-five-new-mining-exploration-licenses-in-2023-statement/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 22:03:31 +0000 https://imphos.org/saudi-arabia-to-auction-five-new-mining-exploration-licenses-in-2023-statement/ Saudi Arabia plans to auction off five new mining exploration licenses with copper, zinc, lead and iron deposits for local and international investors in 2023, the mines minister said on Sunday, as it diversifies the economy away from hydrocarbons. The ministry will later launch the bidding process for licenses in Bir Umq, Jabal Idsas, Umm […]]]>

Saudi Arabia plans to auction off five new mining exploration licenses with copper, zinc, lead and iron deposits for local and international investors in 2023, the mines minister said on Sunday, as it diversifies the economy away from hydrocarbons.

The ministry will later launch the bidding process for licenses in Bir Umq, Jabal Idsas, Umm Hadid, Jabal Sahabiyah and Ar Ridaniyah, a statement from Bandar Al-Khorayef said.

The licenses will be awarded under a new law that came into force in January 2021 and aims to accelerate foreign investment in the sector as part of efforts to diversify the economy away from hydrocarbons.

Riyadh’s efforts to build a non-oil based economy involve a shift towards exploiting vast untapped reserves of several resources, including phosphate, gold, copper, uranium and bauxite, the main source of aluminum.

The government estimates that the kingdom’s unused mineral resources are valued at 5 trillion riyals ($1.33 trillion).

Most of the new licenses have zinc and copper deposits while Jabal Idsas is for iron, the statement said, adding that Umm Hadid in the Riyadh region also includes lead, copper and silver.

“(The new licenses) are aimed at achieving the goals of Saudi Vision 2030 and increasing the mining sector’s contribution to gross domestic product to $64 billion by 2030,” Khorayef’s statement said.

Vision 2030 is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plan to transform the country’s economy by 2030 as the kingdom prepares for the post-fossil energy era.
The five licenses will follow the Khnaighuiyah mines, where zinc and copper deposits are estimated at around 26 million tonnes and which were awarded to a consortium of Moxico Resources PLC and Ajlan & Bros Mining Co. last month.
Source: Reuters (report by Aziz El Yaakoubi; editing by John Stonestreet and Nick Macfie)

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Real-time monitoring of bacterial dynamics and interactions and early biofilm formation https://imphos.org/real-time-monitoring-of-bacterial-dynamics-and-interactions-and-early-biofilm-formation/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 09:57:42 +0000 https://imphos.org/real-time-monitoring-of-bacterial-dynamics-and-interactions-and-early-biofilm-formation/ Biofilms are complex dynamic microbial communities that colonize and grow on surfaces. The transition from the individual planktonic state (single bacterial cell floating in solution) to a biofilm improves the tolerance of bacteria to antibiotics and their growth even under unfavorable conditions1. In the biofilm, the bacteria are enclosed in a self-produced extracellular matrix, composed […]]]>

Biofilms are complex dynamic microbial communities that colonize and grow on surfaces. The transition from the individual planktonic state (single bacterial cell floating in solution) to a biofilm improves the tolerance of bacteria to antibiotics and their growth even under unfavorable conditions1. In the biofilm, the bacteria are enclosed in a self-produced extracellular matrix, composed of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) which, together with carbohydrate-binding proteins, adhesive structures such as pili and flagella and extracellular substances, act as a scaffold stabilizer for the three-dimensional structure of the biofilm. This structure provides bacteria with the appropriate amount of nutrients needed to support their growth and reproduction, enhancing cell-cell interactions, DNA exchange, and protecting biofilm components from desiccation, predation, and other external harmful agents.2.

The mechanisms of bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation are governed by several physical, chemical and biological factors. The first phase of biofilm formation involves the individual attachment of a single bacterium to a surface. Individual bacterial cells are transported to the surface either by physical forces or by intrinsic locomotion ability. Motile bacteria use structures, such as flagella, to approach the surface, guided by chemotactic, aerotactic, or phototactic responses. Motility promotes both initial interaction with the surface and movement along it. On the other hand, non-motile cells are delivered to the surface by diffusion and sedimentation processes or by the flow of the fluid in which they are suspended.3. Once a bacterium has approached the surface, initial attachment is regulated by: attractive and repulsive forces, primarily Van der Waals and electrostatic interactions; surface properties such as texture, roughness and hydrophobicity; and, solution properties such as pH and temperature4. However, attached bacteria can detach from the surface and rejoin the planktonic state in a process called reversible adhesion, as a result of hydrodynamic forces, repulsive forces, or in response to nutrient availability.5. If environmental conditions are favorable, a bacterium attaches permanently to the surface and begins to secrete EPS, establishing a permanent bond with the surface (called irreversible adhesion) and promoting the attachment of additional bacteria6. Irreversibly fixed bacteria continue to secrete EPS, forming a micro-niche favorable to their survival, proliferation and cohesion. The presence of two-dimensional microcolonies of interacting bacteria attached to a surface represents the early phase of the process of biofilm formationseven. Bacterial biofilm grows from a two-dimensional monolayer of irreversibly attached bacteria to a multi-layered three-dimensional colony that continues to grow, projecting into the surrounding medium hundreds of microns. This biofilm structure acts as a primitive circulatory system, connecting individual cells and allowing the exchange of nutrients and the elimination of wastes. In this last stage, the biofilm is finally broken by the pressure caused by the ever increasing number of bacteria or by the action of external forces, such as shear or abrasion from fluids. The bacteria are then again dispersed in the surrounding environment, able to colonize and infect a new substrate (Fig. 1)8.

Figure 1

Schematic representation of the five stages of biofilm formation8.

Bacterial biofilms account for up to 80% of hospital-acquired infections in the United States, and due to their adaptability and greater resistance to antibiotics, bacterial biofilms can easily form on medical devices and human tissues, leading to chronic and life-threatening infections9. Therefore, methodologies aimed at preventing biofilm formation or activating the immune system to eradicate these communities are essential for effective control of biofilm-related diseases.

Several strategies have been investigated previously to prevent bacterial biofilm formation and subsequent infection, with the development of a range of so-called antimicrobial surfaces. The majority of these surfaces are designed to kill bacteria on or near contact through the release of antimicrobial substances (biocidal surfaces)ten.

Despite significant efforts to characterize and prevent biofilm formation and due to the variety of forces involved, a clear understanding of preliminary bacteria-surface interaction and subsequent early-stage biofilm formation is needed to develop strategies. effective antimicrobials and to support their translation into in vivo and real-world scenarios. In this study, we followed in real time the dynamics and surface interactions of E.coli and P. aeruginosa bacteria exposed to glass surfaces, with or without antimicrobial coating, without bacteria labelling. E.coli is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped, non-spore-forming bacterium considered a model organism for studies in biological engineering and industrial microbiology. More E.coli The strains are harmless to the human body and are found in the intestines of warm-blooded organisms. However, several E.coli the strains are pathogenic and responsible for infections in various medical devices, such as urethral and intravascular catheters, joint prostheses, shunts and grafts11. E.coli biofilm can also be responsible for skin and soft tissue infections12. P. aeruginosa is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped, asporogenous, monoflagellate bacterium known to cause serious infections in immunocompromised cancer patients and patients with severe burns and cystic fibrosis13.

Bacterial imaging is commonly performed using fluorescence microscopy because it improves on the low resolving power and low contrast achievable with common brightfield microscopy. However, given the limitations of fluorescence microscopy, including photobleaching and phototoxicity, and the lack of knowledge about the effect on bacterial functions and processes caused by exposure to fluorescent dyes, strategies have been developed to perform label-free monitoring of bacterial cells and their initial adhesion to a surface. Among other techniques, phase contrast microscopy is one of the most effective markerless optical techniques in terms of resolution and contrast of the acquired image, allowing the three-dimensional tracking of a bacterial cell in simple and complex environments.14. However, phase contrast microscopy requires a specialized and expensive optical assembly, equipped with a specific condenser with a condenser ring coupled to objectives characterized by the presence of phase plates responsible for the delay of the diffracted rays.15. Another optical technique complementary to phase contrast microscopy, and capable of producing high contrast images of biological organisms, is differential interference contrast microscopy. High resolution and contrast are achieved through the use of two interfering coherent beams. The technique is able to visualize the human16 and bacterial cells17; however, it requires a specialized and expensive optical setup, fitted with a series of polarizers and prisms.

In this study, imaging was performed by generating caustic signatures of bacterial populations, allowing their monitoring in a common inverted optical microscope with only a few simple adjustments and without any requirement for fluorescent labeling. The high resolving power of the caustic-based optical setup allowed the qualitative characterization of the dynamics of E.coli and P. aeruginosa bacteria and the detection of preliminary bacteria-surface interactions, providing real-time information about bacteria forming a biofilm and proliferating on the target surface.

The aim of the study was to investigate the mechanism of attachment of bacteria to surfaces and to qualitatively characterize the potential relationship between the dynamics exhibited by bacteria when interacting with the surface and their viability or ability to start a biofilm. The results provide evidence for relationships between bacterial dynamics and biofilm formation that has direct implications for characterizing the effectiveness of antimicrobial surfaces as well as for assessing early biofilm formation. The technology described and employed in this study can be used to generate real-time image data to facilitate cost-effective, label-free studies of the effectiveness of antimicrobial surfaces in vitro.

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Saudi Arabian IT company Al Moammar signs $14 million contract to set up networks and data center https://imphos.org/saudi-arabian-it-company-al-moammar-signs-14-million-contract-to-set-up-networks-and-data-center/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 13:42:45 +0000 https://imphos.org/saudi-arabian-it-company-al-moammar-signs-14-million-contract-to-set-up-networks-and-data-center/ RIYADH: The UAE real estate sector saw growth across residential, office, retail and hospitality sectors during the third quarter of 2022, global property services provider JLL said. In its latest report on the UAE property market, JLL said average residential prices in the third quarter rose 9% year-on-year in Dubai, while average rental rates rose […]]]>

RIYADH: The UAE real estate sector saw growth across residential, office, retail and hospitality sectors during the third quarter of 2022, global property services provider JLL said.

In its latest report on the UAE property market, JLL said average residential prices in the third quarter rose 9% year-on-year in Dubai, while average rental rates rose 25% year-on-year. .

The increase in sales and rentals was attributed to stronger demand and an increase in buyer activity, according to the report.

Data from Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism suggests that the emirate received around 2.95 million overnight visitors between June and August 2022, compared to 1.17 million recorded for the same period l ‘last year.

Abu Dhabi saw a 24% increase in overnight visitors to 910,000 in the third quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year, according to DCT Abu Dhabi.

Dubai’s hotel occupancy rate reached 70% between January and August 2022, up from 58% in the same period last year.

UAE’s Union Properties Completes Debt Restructuring

Dubai Motor City developer Union Properties said it had completed a debt restructuring worth 595 million dirhams ($161 million), including 223 million dirhams owed to lenders under a plan complete restructuring.

The restructuring represents a major step in the company’s turnaround strategy, which was announced in 2022, the company said in a statement.

In light of the restructuring plan, Union Properties said it would experience significant improvement in profitability and cash flow generation.

“The successful completion of our debt restructuring process is an important step in Union Properties’ turnaround strategy, placing us on a solid footing to drive future growth and value creation for our shareholders,” said Amer Khansaheb, Board Member and Managing Director.

UAE pledges to increase oil production capacity

The UAE has pledged to increase its oil production capacity, Reuters reported citing Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei.

State-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. aims to produce the cleanest barrel on the planet, he told reporters.

His comments came after several members of the oil producers’ group endorsed the sharp reduction in production targets agreed this month.

OPEC+ member states lined up on Sunday to approve the sharp cut to its agreed production target this month.

Last week, the United States said the cut would boost Russia’s foreign income and suggested it was engineered for ‘political reasons’ by Saudi Arabia, which on Sunday denied it was backing Moscow in his invasion of Ukraine.

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Sono takes Sion Solar EV on tour in the United States as part of an offer for fleet activities https://imphos.org/sono-takes-sion-solar-ev-on-tour-in-the-united-states-as-part-of-an-offer-for-fleet-activities/ Sat, 15 Oct 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://imphos.org/sono-takes-sion-solar-ev-on-tour-in-the-united-states-as-part-of-an-offer-for-fleet-activities/ Sono Motors is bringing its Sion solar-powered EV to the United States, but it’s unclear whether the small hatchback will be sold here to retail customers. The Sion was on display in New York’s Times Square on Tuesday, followed by a stop in Brooklyn on Wednesday on what will be a multi-city tour, Sono said […]]]>

Sono Motors is bringing its Sion solar-powered EV to the United States, but it’s unclear whether the small hatchback will be sold here to retail customers.

The Sion was on display in New York’s Times Square on Tuesday, followed by a stop in Brooklyn on Wednesday on what will be a multi-city tour, Sono said in a press release. The car will also be shown in Boston, Detroit, San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles on various dates through the end of the month.

Production of Sion is expected to start in the second half of 2023 at contractor Valmet’s plant in Finland. Sono claims to have reached 20,000 reservations for the car in Europe, where it is expected to start at the equivalent of $25,000.

Sono Zion in Times Square

However, the company has suggested that the Sion was developed solely with European regulations in mind and is not discussing firm plans to sell it to retail customers in the United States. Instead, Sono’s exit implies that Sion’s US tour is aimed at boosting Fleet business.

Along with the 20,000 retail reservations, Sono says it has 12,000 pre-orders from fleet operators, including 12,000 from car subscription service Finn, which the company says operates in both Germany and the United States.

In addition to the Sion, Sono has developed a toolkit that allows diesel trucks and buses to be fitted with solar panels to run things like air conditioners and refrigeration units.

Sono Sion and other vehicles equipped with Sono solar panels

Sono Sion and other vehicles equipped with Sono solar panels

“In addition to our plans to begin delivering Sion to the European market next year, we are actively evaluating U.S. partnership opportunities while expanding our portfolio of integrated solar solutions for fleet operators,” said Sono’s CEO. , Laurin Hahn, in a statement, adding that companies in Europe and the United States are using or piloting Sono’s technology.

What sets the Sion apart from most other electric vehicles is that it was designed to use every body panel as a solar panel. The body is covered with 456 solar cells, which help charge a 54 kWh lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery. The pack can also be conventionally charged up to 75kw with a DC fast charger or 11kw with a Level 2 AC charger.

The solar cells can extend Sion’s estimated 190-mile range by 70 miles per week in average weather, or up to 152 miles per week in optimal weather conditions. Bi-directional charging also allows the Sion to serve as a mobile power bank or external home energy storage by discharging power up to 11kw.

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Ferric carboxymaltose fights anemia in children with CKD | Latest news for doctors, nurses and pharmacists https://imphos.org/ferric-carboxymaltose-fights-anemia-in-children-with-ckd-latest-news-for-doctors-nurses-and-pharmacists/ Thu, 13 Oct 2022 01:00:02 +0000 https://imphos.org/ferric-carboxymaltose-fights-anemia-in-children-with-ckd-latest-news-for-doctors-nurses-and-pharmacists/ Intravenous administration of ferric carboxymaltose (FCM) helps improve hemoglobin and iron levels in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a recent study. Seventy-nine pediatric patients with CKD (median age 9 years, 40.5% female) participated in the study, in whom laboratory parameters were assessed 15 to 45 days after FCM infusion. Fifty-eight participants had […]]]>

Intravenous administration of ferric carboxymaltose (FCM) helps improve hemoglobin and iron levels in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a recent study.

Seventy-nine pediatric patients with CKD (median age 9 years, 40.5% female) participated in the study, in whom laboratory parameters were assessed 15 to 45 days after FCM infusion. Fifty-eight participants had hemoglobin data, of which 70.7% (n = 41) were considered to have anemia at baseline. [Front Pediatr 2022;doi:10.3389/fped.2022.967233]

The remaining patients had adequate hemoglobin concentrations, but their serum iron deposition was low, with a transferrin saturation (TS) value ≤ 20% and/or ferritin ≤ 100 ng/mL.

Most patients demonstrated positive responses to FCM infusion. Median hemoglobin increased from 10.4 g/dL at baseline to 11.8 g/dL after infusion. Although the median improvement was only 1.4 g/dL, this could be due to the short follow-up time of 1 month.

“We cannot exclude that a longer study examination time might have demonstrated a better response,” the researchers said.

Similar improvements were seen when participants were categorized into those taking (10.4 to 11.4 g/dL) and those not taking (11.4 to 12.6 g/dL) hormone-stimulating factors. erythropoiesis.

In addition to hemoglobin, FCM infusion caused a large increase in ferritin levels from a median of 32.0 ng/mL at baseline to 285 ng/mL at 30-day follow-up. TS also saw great improvements, going from 11% to 31% one month after the infusion. The same was true for serum iron levels (28 to 66 µg/dL).

FCM infusion was also well tolerated. No serious hypersensitivity reactions were detected and no anaphylactic effects occurred. Median serum phosphate was 4.9 mg/dL at baseline, which fell by a median of 0.5 mg/dL after transfusion in 22 patients. Blood phosphate remained within the normal range.

One adverse event was reported in a 16 year old patient. Extravasation occurred at the end of the infusion and was treated with Burow’s solution associated with local application of cold and elevation of the limb. The affected site on the anterior forearm showed painless discoloration, which partially improved.

A more stable complex

“Although oral iron is considered the treatment of choice in pediatric patients due to its non-invasiveness and low cost, it is often poorly tolerated,” the researchers said.

Common side effects include nausea, constipation, and abdominal pain, all of which negatively impact adherence to oral iron medications. Children on hemodialysis are also not eligible for this treatment.

Additionally, oral iron is often poorly absorbed by patients and can sometimes take weeks to have demonstrable effects on hemoglobin levels. [Kidney Int 2012;Supp 2:279-335]

“Because FCM is a stable complex, this allows a maximum cumulative weekly dose of 1000 mg of iron to be administered, and fewer infusions are required to deliver the total iron dose required for each patient, compared to other formulations such as iron sucrose,” the researchers said, adding that the intravenous route of administration also avoids gastrointestinal side effects.

Although the present review suggests that FCM is a promising alternative to oral iron therapy in children with CKD, it is limited by its observational and retrospective nature. Future studies are needed to verify these results.

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Global Medical Spa Market Size, Share, Price, Trends, Growth, Analysis, Key Players, Outlook, Report, Forecast 2021-2026 https://imphos.org/global-medical-spa-market-size-share-price-trends-growth-analysis-key-players-outlook-report-forecast-2021-2026/ Mon, 10 Oct 2022 17:19:00 +0000 https://imphos.org/global-medical-spa-market-size-share-price-trends-growth-analysis-key-players-outlook-report-forecast-2021-2026/ Medical Spa Market The Medical Spa Market report will be driven by the growing demand for Aesthetic Medicines and Cosmetic Treatments during the forecast period 2021-2026 WYOMING, UNITED STATES, Oct. 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Expert Market Research‘s new report titled “Global Medical Spa Market Size, Share, Analysis, Report and Forecast 2021-2026”, provides an in-depth analysis […]]]>

Medical Spa Market

The Medical Spa Market report will be driven by the growing demand for Aesthetic Medicines and Cosmetic Treatments during the forecast period 2021-2026

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Market Overview (2016-2026)

Historical market size (2020): USD 13.7 billion
Forecast CAGR (2021-2026): 13.9%

The global medical spa industry is driven by the growing demand for aesthetic medicine and cosmetic treatment options for beauty enhancement, as well as increasing wellness trends, especially in developed countries .

Additionally, the global aging generation of baby boomers coupled with rising disposable incomes are further driving the growth of the medical spa market. However, scarcity of skilled professionals, especially in emerging economies, and high cost of procedures are two significant restraints that may hamper the market growth during the forecast period.

Medical Spa Industry Definition and Major Segments

A medical spa is a spa that offers a medical program run by a certified health care expert. These spas offer medical beauty treatments such as microdermabrasion, lasers, botox, and other treatments, as well as regular spa services such as facials and massages.

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The medical spa market, on the basis of services, can be segmented into:

facial treatment
Body shaping and remodeling
Hair removal
Scar revision
tattoo removal
Others

Regional markets include:

North America
Europe
Asia Pacific
Latin America
middle east one
Africa

Medical Spa Market Trends

There is a high demand for minimally invasive procedures such as chemical peels and non-surgical skin tightening, as well as body sculpting and tattoo removal.

Additionally, wellness packages offered by hotels are fueling a strong demand for wellness vacations, pushing the medical spa market even further. Unique facial treatments offered in medical spas, such as ultrasonic fountain, signature nature facial, oxygen facial, derma wave and HydraFacial MD, enhance the growth of the segment. As a result, the development of these innovative approaches is expected to further drive the global medical spa market in the coming years.

Main market players

Major players in the market are Biovital Med Spa LLC, Westchase Medspa, Sciton, Inc., Chic la Vie Med Spa, Lanserhof Lans, Kurotel – Centro Médico de Longevidade e Spa, Clinique La Prairie SA, Canyon Ranch, Chic la Vie Med Spa , and others. The report covers market shares, capacities, plant rotations, expansions, investments, and mergers and acquisitions, among other latest developments of these market players.

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