NEWS DIGEST 04.04.2020: Fighting coronavirus, enhancing communications


Today’s news digest from HEM News Agency comes courtesy of our Twitter list ‘Informa Accounts‘ incorporating accounts related to the editor’s workplace.

Informa’s Medtech Insight magazine reports on the American Food & Drug Administration (FDA)’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic by relaxing rules around face masks, respirators and face shields as U.S. hospitals and clinics try to handle increased demand for products to fight off the virus – Facing Shortage, FDA Further Relaxes Face Mask, Face Shield And Respirator Guidance (Medtech Insight/Informa Pharma Intelligence)

American life sciences investment firm venBio has raised $394 million for a fund aimed at aiding biopharmaceutical companies in “human proof-of-concept” as another global recession is expected to hit in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, reports ScripvenBio Raises $394m To Fund Biopharmas Through Human Proof-Of-Concept (Scrip/Informa Pharma Intelligence)

Telco events subsidiary MVNOs Series announced this morning that Russel Barnes, co-founder and director of Australia’s Better Life Mobile company will be a guest speaker at their MVNOs World Congress event to be held on the 1st September 2020 in Berlin. He will be talking on the topic of MVNOs (mobile virtual network operators) as social enterprises – SPEAKERS (MVNOs World Congress)

Informa magazine FinTech Futures reports the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)’s unveiling of new measures designed to protect consumers feeling the effects of the pandemic, with their flagship move being a three-month moratorium on personal and corporate debt, running alongside government policies to aid furloughed staff and the self-employed – FCA plans financial relief for customers amid COVID-19 pandemic (FINTECH FUTURES)

Telecoms magazine Light Reading, a recent addition to the Informa portfolio, published an article sponsored by mobile phone technology giant Huawei on the benefits of 5G technology to business and everyday lives as new networks are being increasingly rolled out – 5G Deterministic Networking, Key to New Business (Light Reading)



“Boy Wearing Surgical Mask” – Janko Ferlic, Pexels

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