Daily Archives: April 26, 2018

Jumio Achieves Record-Breaking Sales in Q1 2018, a 400% Increase Year-Over-Year

Spurred by growing traction in telecom, financial services and sharing economy, coupled with an increase in online fraud, Jumio announces best sales quarter to date

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Jumio Corporation, the leading AI-powered trusted identity as a service, today announced the best sales quarter in company history. Led by strong sales in telecom, financial services and the sharing economy, Jumio grew Q1 2018 sales of its Netverify® solution by more than 400 percent compared to the same quarter last year. This represents the second quarter out of the last three where the company increased sales by more than 400 percent and the fifth consecutive quarter of increased sales.

“The increasing reality of online fraud and well-publicized data breaches underscores the need to definitively establish someone’s online identity, an issue which has never been more challenging or important,” said Steve Stuut, CEO of Jumio. “Making matters worse, traditional methods of identity verification, such as knowledge-based authentication, are increasingly being exploited with weak or compromised credentials. As a result, more businesses are turning to biometric-based, online identity verification solutions that balance security, speed and the user experience.”

According to a recent Cifas’ “The Fraudscape” report, online retail fraud rose 49 percent last year. Identity fraud “remains a predominantly internet-based offense, with 84 percent of identity fraud occurring through online application channels.” This growth has helped fuel the continued momentum for online identity verification as Jumio reports its strongest quarter in company history, including these notable milestones:

  • Five Straight Quarters of Sales Growth: Jumio grew sales eight of the past nine quarters demonstrating the growing traction for its online ID and identity verification solutions.
  • Custom UI Functionality: In Q1, Jumio launched its new native mobile SDK for iOS and Android that enables customers to fully customize and rebrand the online ID and identity verification experience. The SDK empowers organizations to modify the look and feel of the screens, including the colors, the text, the buttons and even the number of screens included in the user journey.
  • AsiaPac Expansion: Jumio hired Frederic Ho as VP of AsiaPac and launched its new Singapore sales office to serve the growing demand for the region’s online digital identity verification services to help banks, financial services and online gambling companies efficiently comply with AML and KYC regulations.
  • Industry Recognition: In March, Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, named Jumio’s Netverify® solution a winner in three categories as part of the 14th Annual 2018 Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards®. Netverify was awarded gold in Identity Management, silver in Enterprise Mobile Threat Defense and bronze in Fraud Prevention. Jumio was also named the 2017 Tech Trailblazer Award winner in the “Mobile” category and named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Financial Technology by American Banker and Best Companies Group.

For live demonstrations of the Netverify ID, Identity and Document Verification solutions, visit Jumio at the American Banker’s Digital Banking 2018 show next month in Austin, Texas.

About Jumio

When identity matters, trust Jumio. Jumio is the creator of Netverify® which enables businesses to increase customer conversions while providing a seamless customer experience and reducing fraud. By combining the three core pillars of ID Verification, Identity Verification and Document Verification, businesses now have a complete solution that allows them to establish the real-world identity of the consumer.

Leveraging advanced technology including augmented AI, biometric facial recognition. machine learning, and human review, Jumio helps organizations to meet regulatory compliance including KYC, AML and GDPR and definitively establish the digital identity of its customers. Jumio has verified more than 120 million identities issued by over 200 countries from real time web and mobile transactions. Jumio’s solutions are used by leading companies in the financial services, sharing economy, cryptocurrency, retail, travel and online gaming sectors. Based in Palo Alto, Jumio operates globally with offices in the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific and has been the recipient of numerous awards for innovation. For more information, please visit www.jumio.com.

Media Contacts
U.S. Media Contact
Jackie Daane
10Fold Communications
Jumio@10fold.com
415-800-5369

Europe Media Contact
Michael Banner
SkyParlour
michaelb@skyparlour.com
+44 (0) 844 2939 764

Jumio Achieves Record-Breaking Sales in Q1 2018, a 400% Increase Year-Over-Year

Spurred by growing traction in telecom, financial services and sharing economy, coupled with an increase in online fraud, Jumio announces best sales quarter to date

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Jumio Corporation, the leading AI-powered trusted identity as a service, today announced the best sales quarter in company history. Led by strong sales in telecom, financial services and the sharing economy, Jumio grew Q1 2018 sales of its Netverify® solution by more than 400 percent compared to the same quarter last year. This represents the second quarter out of the last three where the company increased sales by more than 400 percent and the fifth consecutive quarter of increased sales.

“The increasing reality of online fraud and well-publicized data breaches underscores the need to definitively establish someone’s online identity, an issue which has never been more challenging or important,” said Steve Stuut, CEO of Jumio. “Making matters worse, traditional methods of identity verification, such as knowledge-based authentication, are increasingly being exploited with weak or compromised credentials. As a result, more businesses are turning to biometric-based, online identity verification solutions that balance security, speed and the user experience.”

According to a recent Cifas’ “The Fraudscape” report, online retail fraud rose 49 percent last year. Identity fraud “remains a predominantly internet-based offense, with 84 percent of identity fraud occurring through online application channels.” This growth has helped fuel the continued momentum for online identity verification as Jumio reports its strongest quarter in company history, including these notable milestones:

  • Five Straight Quarters of Sales Growth: Jumio grew sales eight of the past nine quarters demonstrating the growing traction for its online ID and identity verification solutions.
  • Custom UI Functionality: In Q1, Jumio launched its new native mobile SDK for iOS and Android that enables customers to fully customize and rebrand the online ID and identity verification experience. The SDK empowers organizations to modify the look and feel of the screens, including the colors, the text, the buttons and even the number of screens included in the user journey.
  • AsiaPac Expansion: Jumio hired Frederic Ho as VP of AsiaPac and launched its new Singapore sales office to serve the growing demand for the region’s online digital identity verification services to help banks, financial services and online gambling companies efficiently comply with AML and KYC regulations.
  • Industry Recognition: In March, Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, named Jumio’s Netverify® solution a winner in three categories as part of the 14th Annual 2018 Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards®. Netverify was awarded gold in Identity Management, silver in Enterprise Mobile Threat Defense and bronze in Fraud Prevention. Jumio was also named the 2017 Tech Trailblazer Award winner in the “Mobile” category and named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Financial Technology by American Banker and Best Companies Group.

For live demonstrations of the Netverify ID, Identity and Document Verification solutions, visit Jumio at the American Banker’s Digital Banking 2018 show next month in Austin, Texas.

About Jumio

When identity matters, trust Jumio. Jumio is the creator of Netverify® which enables businesses to increase customer conversions while providing a seamless customer experience and reducing fraud. By combining the three core pillars of ID Verification, Identity Verification and Document Verification, businesses now have a complete solution that allows them to establish the real-world identity of the consumer.

Leveraging advanced technology including augmented AI, biometric facial recognition. machine learning, and human review, Jumio helps organizations to meet regulatory compliance including KYC, AML and GDPR and definitively establish the digital identity of its customers. Jumio has verified more than 120 million identities issued by over 200 countries from real time web and mobile transactions. Jumio’s solutions are used by leading companies in the financial services, sharing economy, cryptocurrency, retail, travel and online gaming sectors. Based in Palo Alto, Jumio operates globally with offices in the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific and has been the recipient of numerous awards for innovation. For more information, please visit www.jumio.com.

Media Contacts
U.S. Media Contact
Jackie Daane
10Fold Communications
Jumio@10fold.com
415-800-5369

Europe Media Contact
Michael Banner
SkyParlour
michaelb@skyparlour.com
+44 (0) 844 2939 764

SmartCash Highlights 2018 Initiatives to Accelerate Global Adoption, Recaps Key Achievements

Roadmap milestones focus on further scalability, merchant adoption, security and support

NEW YORK, April 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NetworkWire — SmartCash, a community governance, cooperation and growth focused crypto-asset created via blockchain technology, today provides an overview of its recent achievements and ambitions for the year ahead.

Self-funded, Merchant-Centric, Community-Driven and Easy to Use

Recent accomplishments have positioned SmartCash to become the ideal choice for making payments anywhere in the world by introducing the following:

  • Username-based addresses vs. highly complex addresses of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
  • Self-funded model to ensure continual development and outreach
  • Transaction fees of less than 1/10th a cent
  • Advanced governance system to give every SmartCash holder a voice
  • SmartNodes to enable InstantPay and other future services
  • Easy-to-use web wallet and mobile app

To learn more about SmartCash’s innovations, visit https://smartcash.cc/

2018 Initiatives to Accelerate Growth of SmartCash Community

Following the completion of prior roadmap milestones, the global SmartCash developer team has laid out ten new road map milestones to accomplish by the end of this year. These initiatives emphasize the core mission of SmartCash to provide a viable, fungible, fast, merchant-oriented, user-friendly and community-driven crypto with a decentralized governance system.

SmartCard

A revolutionary payment system that improves upon and/or eliminates the present limitations of conventional payment methods with the ability to setup a new merchant in minutes, transaction confirmation in fractions of a second, usability where traditional banking services are unavailable, and immeasurable savings for merchants due to essentially non-existent transaction fees.

Send-to-Email Functionality

Sending SmartCash to another person or business will be easier than ever with the ability to send SmartCash directly to anyone’s email address, even if they don’t have an existing web wallet account.

Adaptive Blocks

Blocks will increase in size based on the average block size to enable the maximum transactions per second, ensuring optimal scalability as additional individuals and merchants use SmartCash.

24-hour Support Center

The SmartCash support team is ramping up to a round-the-clock support center that will help new merchants accept SmartCash while also giving direction to new users.

Digital Wallet Innovations, Core Upgrades, and More

Other items on the roadmap include introducing an electrum wallet to eliminate the need to wait for the blockchain to download, launching a native mobile wallet with multicurrency trading ability, upgrading the block explorer for greater accuracy and improved interface, and more.

To view a visual roadmap and current progress, visit https://smartcash.cc/roadmap/

Engagement of Media Relations Firm

To increase visibility of prior accomplishments and future announcements, the SmartCash community has voted to engage Blockchain Relations. Officially contracted on April 1, 2018, Blockchain Relations will utilize multiple communication channels and platforms to ensure ongoing media coverage via syndicated articles and editorials, journalist outreach, a SmartCash-branded news portal, and various engagement initiatives.

About SmartCash

SmartCash (SMART) is a blockchain-based crypto that sets itself apart with community governance, a self-funded community treasury, and mining accessibility to standard PCs. With emphasis on community involvement and merchant adoption, SmartCash aims to create the most nimble and fastest-growing crypto.

To learn more about SmartCash, visit: https://smartcash.cc/

Interactive Flipbook

To learn more about SmartCash via an interactive flipbook, visit http://smartcash.blockchainnewssource.com/flipbook/

Engage with the SmartCash Community

Discord chat via https://discord.gg/BDUh8jr
Telegram chat via http://bit.do/smartcash
Twitter social media via https://www.facebook.com/scashofficial/
Facebook social media via https://www.facebook.com/scashofficial
YouTube social media via https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzwZxu6BtWcRiQXdPqNeB5Q/featured

SmartCash Contact
SmartCash
https://smartcash.cc/
hello@smartcash.cc

Blockchain Relations Contact
Blockchain Relations
http://www.blockchainrelations.io
614-465-6025
press@blockchainrelations.io

SmartCash Highlights 2018 Initiatives to Accelerate Global Adoption, Recaps Key Achievements

Roadmap milestones focus on further scalability, merchant adoption, security and support

NEW YORK, April 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NetworkWire — SmartCash, a community governance, cooperation and growth focused crypto-asset created via blockchain technology, today provides an overview of its recent achievements and ambitions for the year ahead.

Self-funded, Merchant-Centric, Community-Driven and Easy to Use

Recent accomplishments have positioned SmartCash to become the ideal choice for making payments anywhere in the world by introducing the following:

  • Username-based addresses vs. highly complex addresses of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
  • Self-funded model to ensure continual development and outreach
  • Transaction fees of less than 1/10th a cent
  • Advanced governance system to give every SmartCash holder a voice
  • SmartNodes to enable InstantPay and other future services
  • Easy-to-use web wallet and mobile app

To learn more about SmartCash’s innovations, visit https://smartcash.cc/

2018 Initiatives to Accelerate Growth of SmartCash Community

Following the completion of prior roadmap milestones, the global SmartCash developer team has laid out ten new road map milestones to accomplish by the end of this year. These initiatives emphasize the core mission of SmartCash to provide a viable, fungible, fast, merchant-oriented, user-friendly and community-driven crypto with a decentralized governance system.

SmartCard

A revolutionary payment system that improves upon and/or eliminates the present limitations of conventional payment methods with the ability to setup a new merchant in minutes, transaction confirmation in fractions of a second, usability where traditional banking services are unavailable, and immeasurable savings for merchants due to essentially non-existent transaction fees.

Send-to-Email Functionality

Sending SmartCash to another person or business will be easier than ever with the ability to send SmartCash directly to anyone’s email address, even if they don’t have an existing web wallet account.

Adaptive Blocks

Blocks will increase in size based on the average block size to enable the maximum transactions per second, ensuring optimal scalability as additional individuals and merchants use SmartCash.

24-hour Support Center

The SmartCash support team is ramping up to a round-the-clock support center that will help new merchants accept SmartCash while also giving direction to new users.

Digital Wallet Innovations, Core Upgrades, and More

Other items on the roadmap include introducing an electrum wallet to eliminate the need to wait for the blockchain to download, launching a native mobile wallet with multicurrency trading ability, upgrading the block explorer for greater accuracy and improved interface, and more.

To view a visual roadmap and current progress, visit https://smartcash.cc/roadmap/

Engagement of Media Relations Firm

To increase visibility of prior accomplishments and future announcements, the SmartCash community has voted to engage Blockchain Relations. Officially contracted on April 1, 2018, Blockchain Relations will utilize multiple communication channels and platforms to ensure ongoing media coverage via syndicated articles and editorials, journalist outreach, a SmartCash-branded news portal, and various engagement initiatives.

About SmartCash

SmartCash (SMART) is a blockchain-based crypto that sets itself apart with community governance, a self-funded community treasury, and mining accessibility to standard PCs. With emphasis on community involvement and merchant adoption, SmartCash aims to create the most nimble and fastest-growing crypto.

To learn more about SmartCash, visit: https://smartcash.cc/

Interactive Flipbook

To learn more about SmartCash via an interactive flipbook, visit http://smartcash.blockchainnewssource.com/flipbook/

Engage with the SmartCash Community

Discord chat via https://discord.gg/BDUh8jr
Telegram chat via http://bit.do/smartcash
Twitter social media via https://www.facebook.com/scashofficial/
Facebook social media via https://www.facebook.com/scashofficial
YouTube social media via https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzwZxu6BtWcRiQXdPqNeB5Q/featured

SmartCash Contact
SmartCash
https://smartcash.cc/
hello@smartcash.cc

Blockchain Relations Contact
Blockchain Relations
http://www.blockchainrelations.io
614-465-6025
press@blockchainrelations.io

CrownBio Launches New Humanized Target Model for Immunotherapy

SAN DIEGO, April 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Crown Bioscience, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crown Bioscience International (TWSE:6554) and a global drug discovery and development services company providing translational platforms to advance oncology, inflammation, cardiovascular and metabolic disease research, enhances its existing portfolio of humanized drug target models (HuGEMM™) by launching a new transgenic CD3E model to advance development of immuno-oncology (I/O) drugs.

Novel therapeutic T-cell redirecting antibodies, including bispecific T cell engagers, show great promise in effectively treating cancer. However, development of these drugs is hampered by a lack of in vivo models that can accurately recapitulate human specific responses. CrownBio addresses this need with their new CD3E transgenic model that was validated in collaboration with and developed by NBRI of Nanjing University.

The CD3E model expresses the human form of CD3E and is phenotypically normal with levels of T, B, and NK cells comparable to control. These features make it an ideal model for determining the efficacy of CD3 targeted T cell redirecting therapies through direct assessment of T cell activation, antigen recognition and related intracellular signal transduction pathways.

“Data generated from our new CD3E models demonstrate their unique ability to guide development of bispecific T cell engagers and other T cell redirecting therapies,” said Dr. Davy Ouyang, Director of Translational Oncology at CrownBio. “We are very excited about the potential these innovative models have to uncover new insights in the discovery and development of cutting-edge I/O agents.”

Learn more about CrownBio’s new CD3E model by visiting https://www.crownbio.com/immuno-oncology/hugemm/cd3e-mouse-model

About Crown Bioscience Inc.
CrownBio is a global drug discovery and development solutions company providing translational platforms to advance oncology, inflammation, cardiovascular and metabolic disease research. With an extensive portfolio of relevant models and predictive tools, CrownBio enables clients to deliver superior clinical candidates.

About NBRI of Nanjing University
NBRI is a leading company in China to provide high-quality human disease related animal models for biomedical community as well as pharmaceutical companies. With more than 10 years’ practice, NBRI has the vision and is striving to become world-class one-stop service center for generating, phenotyping  and distributing the customized genetically engineering murine models for partners all across the world.

Media Enquiries:
Jody Barbeau
Crown Bioscience Inc.
marketing@crownbio.com

Medibio Announces Scientific Advisory Board

  • Led by Board of Director Franklyn Prendergast, M.D., Ph.D. and Chief Medical Officer Archie Defillo, M.D.
  • Key external members include Martin Chapman, M.D.; Joel Ehrenkranz, M.D.; Mark A. Frye, M.D.; Lawrence Hunter, Ph.D.; Wallace Mendelson, M.D.; Marie Casey Olseth, M.D., and Giampaolo Perna, M.D., Ph.D.

SYDNEY, Australia and MINNEAPOLIS, April 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medibio Limited (MEB or the Company) (ASX:MEB) (OTCQB:MDBIF), a mental health technology company confirms establishment of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).

Scientific Advisory Board Charter/Purpose
The Medibio Scientific Advisory Board is charged to advise the board of directors and executive leadership team on scientific matters involving the Company’s discovery and development of programs, including major internal projects, interactions with academic and other outside research organizations, and the acquisition of technologies. The SAB will assist directors and management to stay abreast of industry and mental health research developments, new technologies, and anticipate emerging concepts and trends in mental health, to help assure that Medibio leadership makes well­ informed choices in committing its resources.

The SAB will also advise the board on scientific matters involving the safety and effectiveness of the Company’s marketed products and will assist leadership to exercise reasonable oversight of product safety and medical risk management.

Jack Cosentino, CEO and Managing Director stated, “Our Scientific Advisory Board brings expertise in specialties ranging from computational informatics and neuroscience, to clinicians practicing in primary care and behavioral health. We are honored to have an advisory team with this high level of talent and experience guiding our scientific programs and advising our long-term strategic goals.”

Scientific Advisory Board Members

External Advisors:

Martin Chapman, MBBS FRANZCP is a psychiatrist and Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. As a medical administrator he has worked in both hospital and community settings in private and government sectors. His clinical practice is in the area of treatment resistant mood and anxiety disorders. He has taught in undergraduate and postgraduate Psychiatry with a focus in assisting primary care physicians in their management of mental health conditions. He has an interest in mental health system development and the role of new technologies in streamlining and providing clinical decision support.

Joel R. Ehrenkranz, M.D. is an endocrinologist on the faculty of the U. of Colorado School of Medicine and biotech entrepreneur in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his M.D. from Stanford and trained in internal medicine at Columbia University, neurology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and endocrinology at the N.I.H.

Mark A. Frye, M.D. is chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Mayo Clinic. He also serves as director of the Mayo Clinic Depression Center. Dr. Frye received his M.D. from the University of Minnesota and completed his psychiatric training at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He subsequently completed a fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland with a research focus on the neurobiology of treatment resistant depression and bipolar disorder.

Lawrence Hunter, Ph.D. is a Professor at the University of Colorado and directs the Computational Bioscience Program. He earned his degrees from Yale University, including B.A. in Psychology (cum laude); M.S. and M. Phil. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

Wallace Mendelson, M.D. is a psychiatrist and author, and was formerly Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Pharmacology, and director of the Sleep Research Laboratory, at the University of Chicago. Dr. Mendelson earned an MD degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and completed a residency in psychiatry there as well. He has held professorships at Ohio State University and the State University of New York at Stony Brook, was Chief of the Section on Sleep Studies at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD, and Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the Cleveland Clinic.

Marie Casey Olseth, M.D. is currently in private practice as a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist in the group practice that she owns. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed her residency in General Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Giampaolo Perna, M.D., Ph.D. is currently Chair of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at San Benedetto Menni Hospital of the Hermanas Hospitalarias (Como Lake) and Academic Coordinator of Mental Health Area and Adjunct Professor at Humanitas University (Milan), in Italy. He earned his degree in Medicine and Surgery at the State University of Milan, followed by a Ph.D. and completed a residency in Psychiatry there as well. He is the Chair of WPA section on personalized psychiatry and Co-editor in chief of the Elsevier Journal “Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry”.

Internal Advisors:

Archie Defillo, M.D. is currently the Chief Medical Officer at Medibio Limited. He has over 25 years of clinical experience with neurological diseases. For the past 13 years his efforts have been focused in neurological research. His research interests include cerebrovascular, stroke, neuro-trauma, brain oxygenation, metabolism and autonomic dysfunction.

Peta Slocombe, M.S. is a fully registered Psychologist, member of the Australian Psychological Society and a registered National Health Practitioner with over 20 years’ experience. She is currently Senior Vice President, Corporate Health with Medibio Limited.

Franklyn Prendergast, M.D., Ph.D. is currently a director on the Medibio Limited board and chair of the Scientific Advisory Board. Previously, he was the Emeritus Edmond and Marion Guggenheim Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Emeritus Professor of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Mayo Medical School, to its Physician Advisory Board.

Dr. Prendergast earned his medical degree with honors from the University of West Indies. He attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, where he earned his masters degree in Physiology. After completing residency in Internal medicine at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota he earned a doctorate degree Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota/Mayo Graduate School.

Positions held: Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Director for Research Mayo Clinic (Rochester) (1989-1992). Board of Governors Mayo Clinic in Rochester; Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees (1992-2009); Mayo Clinic Board of Governors (1999-2006). Mayo Distinguished Investigator; Emeritus Director, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center and Mayo Center for Individualized Medicine.

In addition to his current role as a director on the Medibio board and chair of the Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Prendergast holds numerous appointments with Industry and Extramural academic affiliations. He has extensive interactions over many years with National Institutes of Health (NIH): Board of Advisors for the Division of Research Grants; National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council; Board of Scientific Advisors of the National Cancer Institute; and the National Cancer Advisory Board.

About Medibio
Medibio (ASX:MEB) (OTCQB:MDBIF) is a mental health technology company that has pioneered the use of objective biometrics to assist in the screening, diagnosing, monitoring and management of depression and other mental health conditions. The company offers comprehensive mental health solutions for business through its Corporate Health programs and is developing products to serve both the consumer and regulated healthcare provider markets. The company was founded in Australia, with offices located in Melbourne (Vic), Perth (WA), and U.S. offices in Minneapolis, MN. Medibio is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange Ltd and trades on the OTCQB Venture Market. Investors can find additional information on www.otcmarkets.com and www.asx.com.au.

Further Information:

Website: www.medibio.com.au

Medibio Shareholder Enquiries:
Stephanie Ottens
Investor Relations Director
Medibio Limited
stephanie.ottens@medibio.com.au
T: +61 434 405 400

Australian Media Enquiries:
Peter Taylor
NWR Communications
peter@nwrcommunications.com.au
T: +61 (0) 412 036 231

JDS DEVELOPMENT GROUP ได้รับทุนก่อสร้าง 137 ล้านดอลลาร์จาก MADISON REALTY CAPITAL สำหรับโครงการคอนโดมิเนียมริมหาด Miami ที่โดดเด่นไม่เหมือนใคร MONAD TERRACE

Madison Realty Capital ซึ่งมีฐานอยู่ใน New York ได้มอบเงินทุนก้อนสุดท้ายให้กับ ผู้ชนะรางวัล Pritzker โครงการก่อสร้างแรกของ Jean Nouvel ใน Miami

MIAMI, April 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Madison Realty Capital ซึ่งมีฐานอยู่ใน New York ได้ปล่อยสินเชื่อสำหรับธุรกิจรับเหมาก่อสร้างเป็นจำนวนเงิน 137 ล้านดอลลาร์ให้กับ JDS Development Group ซึ่งมีฐานอยู่ใน New York สำหรับโครงการ Monad Terrace ข้อตกลงนี้แสดงให้เห็นถึงความมั่นใจในทีมผู้พัฒนา ซึ่งมาจากผลิตภัณฑ์ที่ผ่านการออกแบบขั้นสูงโดย Jean Nouvel สถาปนิกผู้ชนะรางวัล Pritzker และตลาดใน South Beach ซึ่งจำกัดจำนวนและโอกาสการอยู่รอดของโครงการพัฒนาต่างๆ เป็นอย่างมาก การได้รับเงินทุนในครั้งนี้จะช่วยดึงเอาศักยภาพของโครงการนี้ออกมาได้อย่างเต็มที่ ซึ่งประกอบด้วยที่อยู่อาศัยริมน้ำซึ่งได้รับการออกแบบเป็นพิเศษทุกหลังถึง 59 หลัง

“โครงการนี้เป็นการผสมผสานที่ไม่เหมือนใครของที่ดินในทำเลยอดนิยมเขตที่อยู่อาศัยริมน้ำในพื้นที่ที่มีขนาดจำกัดใน South Beach, Miami และเราก็รู้สึกตื่นเต้นที่จะได้ปิดการซื้อขายกับนักพัฒนาผู้มีชื่อเสียงอย่าง Michael Stern” Josh Zegen ผู้ก่อตั้งร่วมและหัวหน้าทีมบริหารของ MRC กล่าว “ยิ่งไปกว่านั้น ยังแทบจะไม่มีผลิตภัณฑ์การพัฒนาที่ดินใหม่ๆ ที่มาจากที่ดินของ South Beach ในขณะนี้ ด้วยเหตุนึ้เราจึงได้เสนอโซลูชันทางการเงินที่ได้รับการปรับแต่งให้ตรงกับความต้องการของ JDS โดยอิงจากความรู้จักตลาดของเรา ในครั้งนี้เป็นโอกาสที่มีความพิเศษในการได้สนับสนุนทีมงานชั้นนำในตลาดที่น่าสนใจที่สุดตลาดหนึ่งสำหรับธุรกิจอสังหาริมทรัพย์”

“การที่เราได้รับการปล่อยสินเชื่อในครั้งนี้เป็นแสดงให้เห็นถึงความแข็งแกร่งของตลาด Miami Beach และความต้องการโดยรวมของที่อยู่อาศัยระดับหรูหราใน Miami” Michael Stern ผู้ก่อตั้งและหุ้นส่วนผู้บริหารของ JDS Development กล่าว “Monad Terrace จะเป็นแลนด์มาร์กที่สำคัญสำหรับการพัฒนาที่ฉลาดเฉลียวและมีความเป็นนวัตกรรม ซึ่งมีความสวยงามและตัวตนทางสถาปัตยกรรมที่แข็งแกร่ง ผลิตภัณฑ์นี้ไม่เหมือนกับทุกสิ่งที่มีใน Miami Beach ซึ่งเป็นสิ่งที่ทางทีม MRC ให้ความยอมรับ ผมรู้สึกยินดีมากที่ได้ทำงานร่วมกับพวกเขาในโครงการนี้ พวกเขามีการทำงานที่ทั้งรวดเร็วและมีความเป็นมืออาชีพ”

ในฐานะข้อพิสูจน์เพิ่มเติม ยอดขายที่ Monad Terrace มีมูลค่าเฉลี่ยถึงเกือบ 2,000 ดอลลาร์ในราคาต่อตารางฟุต และเพนท์เฮ้าส์ที่อยู่ในสัญญาก็มีมูลค่าถึง 2,700 ดอลลาร์ต่อฟุต ซึ่งเป็นสถิติใหม่สำหรับพื้นที่ใกล้เคียง

“ตอนนี้เราเริ่มจะมีโมเม็นตั้มของยอดขายแล้ว และเราคาดหวังว่าแรงขายนี้จะยังคงเพิ่มขึ้นอย่างต่อเนื่องตามการคาดการณ์จนกว่าจะขายหมด” Jay Phillip Parker, CEO ของ Douglas Elliman Florida กล่าว

Monad Terrace มอบข้อเสนอที่พักอาศัยที่มีขนาดตั้งแต่สองถึงห้าห้องนอนและพื้นที่ภายในตั้งแต่ 1,453 ถึง 5,350 ตารางฟุต ผู้ซื้อจะได้สัมผัสกับองค์ประกอบและคุณสมบัติที่หรูหราซึ่งรวมถึงการมีลิฟต์ส่วนตัว ห้องครัวที่ได้รับการปรับแต่งเป็นพิเศษ และห้องน้ำโดย Jean Nouvel และระเบียงขนาดใหญ่แบบเอาท์ดอร์ ตัวอาคารจะมอบประสบการณ์การใช้ชีวิตแบบอินดอร์-เอาท์ดอร์ที่แท้จริง ซึ่งรวมถึงสวนสำหรับหัดปีนเขา และสระว่ายน้ำที่นิ่งราวกระจก ซึ่งช่วยเสริมทะเลสาบหลักของตัวที่ดินและมุมมองริมทะเล

แต่สิ่งที่ดูจะมีความโดดเด่นที่สุดของโครงการนี้ก็คือการผสมผสานความรับผิดชอบต่อสิ่งแวดล้อมเข้ากับคุณสมบัติที่ทนทานต่อสภาพอากาศในตัวสถาปัตยกรรม ซึ่งเริ่มต้นที่อาคารที่สูงถึง 11.5 ฟุต ซึ่งสูงกว่ามาตรฐานของ Miami Beach เป็นอย่างมาก

การก่อสร้างได้เริ่มการดำเนินการ โดยรากฐานของอาคารเกือบจะเสร็จสมบูรณ์แล้ว ตัวตึกคาดว่าจะเริ่มเป็นรูปเป็นร่างในช่วงฤดูใบไม้ผลิปีพ.ศ. 2561 และจะเสร็จสมบูรณ์ในฤดูใบไม้ร่วงปีพ.ศ. 2562 โครงการนี้ได้รับการออกแบบร่วมกับ Kobi Karp Architecture และ Interior Design, Inc ซึ่งมีฐานอยู่ใน Miami

ตัวแทนของ JDS คือ Douglas B. Heitner, Erik Nygaard, และ Albert J. Delgado จาก Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP ตัวแทนของ Madison Realty Capital คือ Jerold C. Feuerstein จาก Kriss & Feuerstein LLP การปล่อยเงินทุนจะได้รับการดูแลจากทีมงานของ JLL ซึ่งนำโดย Aaron Appel

การขายและการตลาดสำหรับ Monad Terrace จะได้รับการจัดการโดย Douglas Elliman Development Marketing แต่เพียงผู้เดียว

สำหรับข้อมูลเพิ่มเติม โปรดดู monadterrace.miami หรือเข้าเยี่ยมชม Sales Gallery ที่ 1400 Alton Road, Miami Beach

เกี่ยวกับ Madison Realty Capital (MRC)
MRC เป็นบริษัทลงทุนด้านอสังหาริมทรัพย์จากนิวยอร์กที่ดำเนินการด้านหุ้นทุนในธุรกิจอสังหาริมทรัพย์และการลงทุนในตราสารหนี้ในตลาดกลาง  MRC ก่อตั้งขึ้นในปีพ.ศ. 2547 และได้ลงทุนไปแล้วกว่า 7 พันล้านดอลลาร์ในธุรกรรมประเภทต่างๆ การค้าปลีก สำนักงาน อุตสาหกรรม และการโรงแรม

เกี่ยวกับ JDS Development Group
JDS Development Group เป็นบริษัทพัฒนาอสังหาริมทรัพย์ การก่อสร้าง และการเข้าซื้อกิจการที่ช่วยพัฒนาโครงการที่อยู่อาศัย อุตสาหกรรมงานบริการ และมิกซ์ยูสทั้งในนิวยอร์กและไมอามี่ JDS มีที่ดินมากกว่าเก้าล้านตารางฟุตที่อยู่ในขั้นตอนพัฒนาที่แตกต่างกัน ซึ่งรวมถึงที่ดินที่เป็นเจ้าของสถิติอย่าง Walker Tower และ Stella Tower, American Copper Buildings, 111 West 57th Street และ The Fitzroy เป้าหมายของ JDS คือมอบนิยามใหม่ของผู้พัฒนาโครงการอสังหาริมทรัพย์ในศตวรรษที่ยี่สิบนี้ บริษัทนี้มุ่งมั่นในการผลักดันขอบเขตการออกแบบและปรับเงินจูงใจเพื่อเสริมภูมิทัศน์ในตัวเมืองด้วยอาคารต่างๆ ให้ดูดีกว่าเดิม เชิญชมได้ที่: www.jdsdevelopment.com

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Zakarin Martinez ประชาสัมพันธ์: (305) 372-2502
Jenna D’Aniello – jenna@zm-pr.com