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AgeX Therapeutics and its BVI-registered investor Juvenescence Ltd. announced publication of paper on the engineering of universal cells

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Juvenescence Ltd., BVI-registered science company developing technologies to treat aging, and AgeX Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing therapeutics for human aging and regeneration, announced the publication of a new paper in the scientific journal Regenerative Medicine. The published paper is on the strategies of engineering of allogeneic cells to be hypoimmunogenic (universal), so as not to produce an immune response. Also, the paper presents previously unpublished observation in vivo on allogeneic human stem cells (hPSCs).

The leading author of the paper is Dr. Nafees Malik, Chief Operating Officer at AgeX and Head of Cell & Gene Therapy at Juvenescence, which is a major investor in AgeX. His co-authors on the paper are Gregory Bailey, MD, Chairman of the Board of Directors of AgeX and CEO of Juvenescence; Annalisa Jenkins, MBBS, FRCP, who serves on the Board of Directors of AgeX; and Jim Mellon, Chairman of Juvenescence.

Dr Malik said in his comments on the publication: “This is a huge area of focus for us at AgeX, via our UniverCyte technology platform. In support of our own research and as a service to the overall field, we decided to put together this paper, analyzing all the leading strategies to engineer universal cells and encapsulating them in one paper.”

Aura Minerals appointed new director and new general manager for Honduras operations

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Aura Minerals Inc., BVI-incorporated mining company engaged in the production and development of gold mines in the North, South and Central America, announced the appointment of Richmond Fenn to the company’s Board of Directors. The appointment is effective from October 7, 2019.

Mr. Fenn already worked with the company as interim-General Manager for the San Andrés operations. He has extensive experience in mine engineering, mine development and valuation, maintenance and operations in North and South America, Africa and Papua New Guinea. Prior to joining Aura, he was Executive General Manager for the Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican Republic, one of the world’s largest gold producing mines. Mr. Fenn holds a bachelor´s degree in mining engineering and is a registered professional engineer.

The BVI company also announced the appointment of Julio Cesar Beraun as the new General Manager of operations in Honduras effective September 26, 2019. Mr. Beraún is an industry professional who successfully led the engineering and implementation of innovation projects for optimization of mining procedures.

Origin entered into collaboration agreement with INOVA, Brazil

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

BVI-registered Origin Agritech Ltd. entered into a collaboration agreement with Inova Genética Ltda (INOVA), a member of the Wehrmann Group, which is an active participant of the seed industry and a leading vegetable production company in Brazil. The agreement between the agriculture technology company and INOVA provides for co-operation in field testing of hybrids of both companies in each other’s geographic regions.

INOVA will also co-operate with the BVI company to evaluate corn seed biotechnology traits for application in South American markets. Origin and INOVA will explore commercial opportunities between the companies in corn seed breeding, production and distribution in South America. INOVA is focused on the plant breeding business and is headquartered in Cristalina-GO, Brazil.

Origin Agritech signed agreement with Biotechnology Research Institute

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Origin Agritech Ltd. has entered into a collaboration agreement with Biotechnology Research Institute (BRI) of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), which will speed up the commercialization of genetically modified insect resistance and glyphosate tolerance corn traits in China.

During long time, the BVI corporation has been cooperating with CAAS to develop various GM traits, and the new agreement enhances the cooperation with BRI, mainly focusing on related research for commercialization of the double stacked corn trait of insect resistance and glyphosate tolerance.

Origin and BRI will join together to apply for government sponsored funds and share research facilities and capabilities. Both companies will also work together to promote the commercialization of the stacked corn trait, which Origin has been developing based on the fundamental research from CAAS.

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences is a national, integrative agricultural scientific research organization in China carrying out both basic and applied research, and research into new agriculture technologies. BRI of CAAS is the only public, non-profit institution focusing on the basic and applied research of agro-biotechnology in China.