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Philips and Singapore General Hospital (SGH) to establish Digital and Computational Pathology Center of Excellence

Digital pathology at Singapore General Hospital

October 23, 2020

  • SGH aims to develop the first fully digitized histopathology laboratory in ASEAN by expanding the use of Philips’ IntelliSite Pathology Solution, potentially increasing the productivity of existing staff by 7%

  • Philips Singapore and SGH will optimize digital pathology use to facilitate research in Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced a collaboration with Singapore General Hospital (SGH) to establish the Singapore General Hospital Digital and Computational Pathology Center of Excellence. The SGH Center of Excellence aims to advance pathology practice by implementing a fully digital histopathology workflow and deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI) to increase productivity and enhance patient care.

Located within SGH’s Division of Pathology, one of the largest pathology laboratories in ASEAN, the Center of Excellence aims to establish ASEAN’s first fully digitized histopathology laboratory by expanding its digital pathology capabilities for primary diagnosis, training, and R&D with the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution. Both SGH and Philips will also work closely on other diverse areas, including streamlining of the histopathology laboratory’s digital workflow.

As in other parts of the world, the demand for cancer diagnosis in Singapore is increasing while pathologists remain scarce. A recent study, conducted by SGH and Philips, revealed that full digitization of SGH’s histopathology laboratory will improve efficiency. It has the potential to enable time savings in the pathology workflow and allow the pathology department to increase its capacity by another 7% whilst retaining the same number of employees.

Through optimization of digital pathology at SGH, the hospital will be able to further its research in AI. AI-based tools can aid pathologists in diagnosing diseases such as cancer – the leading cause of mortality in Singapore [1] – and empower them to face the current challenges in pathology. The increasing number of cancer cases, an aging population, and rapid advances in personalized medicine have resulted in significant complexity of pathological diagnostics, adding to the workload of pathologists. AI will allow pathologists to focus more on challenging tasks and unusual cases that require a higher degree of expertise and skills.

“As healthcare becomes more complex and demanding, digitization has become a key enabler for the Hospital to provide better care for our patients and to be more efficient,” said Prof. Kenneth Kwek, Chief Executive Officer at SGH. “Digital pathology is an example of that. Our partnership with companies such as Philips, with its clinical and technical know-how, is important in helping us achieve our goal.”

“Digital pathology enhances the quality and efficiency of a histopathology laboratory,” said Diederik Zeven, General Manager, Health Systems, Philips ASEAN Pacific. “We are committed to partnering with leading healthcare institutions like Singapore General Hospital to bring the latest in precision diagnosis and AI capabilities to help them augment clinical quality, improving patient outcomes and thereby reducing the cost of care.”

Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution enables pathologists to review and interpret digital images of surgical pathology

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Terns Pharmaceuticals to Present Clinical Data on Improved TERN-101 Tablet Formulation at the Paris NASH Digital Experience

Terns Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing best-in-class single-agent and combination therapies to treat non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and other liver diseases, announced today the presentation of new clinical data on an improved tablet formulation of its liver-distributed farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist TERN-101 at the Paris NASH Digital Experience, taking place virtually October 22-23, 2020. The presentation, entitled “Comparative pharmacokinetics of two oral formulations of nonsteroidal farnesoid X receptor agonist TERN-101 in healthy volunteers,” demonstrated that an amorphous tablet formulation of TERN-101, which is currently being evaluated in the Phase 2a LIFT study in NASH patients, achieved faster absorption and higher plasma levels compared to a previous crystalline capsule formulation of TERN-101. The study results also demonstrate that the new formulation reduces pharmacokinetic variability and that TERN-101 can be administered without regard to food.

“In Terns’ Phase 1 studies, TERN-101 has demonstrated potent FXR activation in the liver and is well tolerated, with no observation of pruritus and no difference from placebo in serum lipid effects. We’ve now developed an improved formulation that optimizes absorption and minimizes PK variability,” said Erin Quirk, M.D., President and Chief Medical Officer of Terns. “This new TERN-101 formulation is now being studied in our 12-week Phase 2a LIFT study in NASH patients, and we look forward to seeing the results in mid-2021.”

Full details from the presentation can be found at www.ternspharma.com/scientific-publications.

About TERN-101 and Farnesoid X Receptor (FXR) Agonism

TERN-101 is a potent, non-steroidal FXR agonist, with enhanced liver distribution being developed for the treatment of NASH. FXR is a nuclear receptor that is highly expressed in the liver and small intestine. FXR agonism has demonstrated improvement over placebo in regression of histological liver fibrosis without progression of NASH in a late-stage study, demonstrating the potential for FXR agonists to be a new treatment modality for NASH. TERN-101 has been granted Fast Track Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of NASH.

About NASH

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a severe form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is caused by the accumulation of excess fat in the liver. NASH is associated with chronic liver inflammation and liver cell injury, and it can lead to fibrosis, cirrhosis, and eventually liver cancer or liver failure. Global rates of NAFLD and NASH are increasing rapidly, in tandem with rising rates of obesity. There is currently no approved medication for the treatment of NASH.

About Terns Pharmaceuticals

Terns Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing best-in-class single-agent and combination therapies to treat non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and other liver diseases. The company’s liver-selective FXR-agonist, TERN-101, is currently conducting a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2a clinical trial designed to evaluate efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics in 96 presumed NASH patients who receive placebo or TERN-101 at various dose levels for 12 weeks. Terns recently announced positive Phase 1 clinical data for its highly selective SSAO inhibitor, TERN-201, demonstrating potent and sustained target engagement. In addition,

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The Fitness Industry Goes Digital With the Help of Newswire’s Distribution Platform

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NEW YORK – October 19, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

Newswire’s Distribution Platform has aided fitness companies in their marketing and promotional efforts during this transitional era for the industry. The digital adoption wave has led to certain brands excelling over the past 6-7 months, as at-home workouts and health-conscious workarounds have accelerated sales revenue and online traction for multiple fitness and wellness companies. Now, with Newswire’s opportunities for omni-channel content distribution, brands can amplify their online presence and catch the attention of fitness enthusiasts through a targeted press release distribution campaign. 

Josh Barro of New York Magazine cited the digital success of brands such as Peloton, Equinox, and Lululemon, with each company making significant strides in online fitness instruction. Peloton, in particular, generated $607 million in revenue in Q2, up 172% from the same quarter from the previous year. 

“The success is undeniable, but the major players aren’t the only ones that are benefiting from this online adoption,” said Charlie Terenzio, Newswire’s VP Earned Media Advantage Business. 

“We have worked with multiple small and midsize fitness companies that have taken advantage of the growing digital fitness landscape. The ability to target outlets through our platform provides them with the opportunities to get in front of potential customers that are looking to get fit and try new fitness trends.”

The platform helps CMOs and similar C-suite executives target industry media to gain greater brand awareness and publicity.

“The powerful targeting capabilities allow executives to position their content in front of reputable outlets and publications within the fitness industry,” said Erik Rohrmann, Newswire’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. 

Newswire’s Distribution Platform assists fitness pioneers as they grow their influence across the industry. Compared to competing services, Newswire offers more reach and greater visibility so to help brands get better returns on marketing and communication spend.

If you plan on going digital with your brand to target new audiences, find out how Newswire’s Distribution Platform can help boost your brand awareness today. 

About Newswire

Newswire delivers press release and multimedia distribution software and services (SaaS) that empower the Earned Media Advantage: greater brand awareness, increased traffic, greater return on media and marketing communications spend and the competitive edge. With over a decade of experience, Newswire continues to provide its customers with the ability to deliver the right message to the right audience at the right time through the right medium.

To learn more about how Newswire can help you, visit http://www.newswire.com.

Contact Information

Charlie Terenzio
VP of Earned Media Advantage Business 
Newswire
Office: 813-480-3766
Email: charlie@newswire.com

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The Fitness Industry Goes Digital With the Help of Newswire’s Distribution Platform – Press Release

Gyms, cycling bars and fitness clubs have transformed operations during the pandemic – now they look to rebound with a V-shaped recovery.


NEW YORK – October 19, 2020 – (Newswire.com)

Newswire’s Distribution Platform has aided fitness companies in their marketing and promotional efforts during this transitional era for the industry. The digital adoption wave has led to certain brands excelling over the past 6-7 months, as at-home workouts and health-conscious workarounds have accelerated sales revenue and online traction for multiple fitness and wellness companies. Now, with Newswire’s opportunities for omni-channel content distribution, brands can amplify their online presence and catch the attention of fitness enthusiasts through a targeted press release distribution campaign. 

Josh Barro of New York Magazine cited the digital success of brands such as Peloton, Equinox, and Lululemon, with each company making significant strides in online fitness instruction. Peloton, in particular, generated $607 million in revenue in Q2, up 172% from the same quarter from the previous year. 

“The success is undeniable, but the major players aren’t the only ones that are benefiting from this online adoption,” said Charlie Terenzio, Newswire’s VP Earned Media Advantage Business. 

“We have worked with multiple small and midsize fitness companies that have taken advantage of the growing digital fitness landscape. The ability to target outlets through our platform provides them with the opportunities to get in front of potential customers that are looking to get fit and try new fitness trends.”

The platform helps CMOs and similar C-suite executives target industry media to gain greater brand awareness and publicity.

“The powerful targeting capabilities allow executives to position their content in front of reputable outlets and publications within the fitness industry,” said Erik Rohrmann, Newswire’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. 

Newswire’s Distribution Platform assists fitness pioneers as they grow their influence across the industry. Compared to competing services, Newswire offers more reach and greater visibility so to help brands get better returns on marketing and communication spend.

If you plan on going digital with your brand to target new audiences, find out how Newswire’s Distribution Platform can help boost your brand awareness today. 

About Newswire

Newswire delivers press release and multimedia distribution software and services (SaaS) that empower the Earned Media Advantage: greater brand awareness, increased traffic, greater return on media and marketing communications spend and the competitive edge. With over a decade of experience, Newswire continues to provide its customers with the ability to deliver the right message to the right audience at the right time through the right medium.

To learn more about how Newswire can help you, visit http://www.newswire.com.

Contact Information

Charlie Terenzio
VP of Earned Media Advantage Business 
Newswire
Office: 813-480-3766
Email: charlie@newswire.com

Press Release Service
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Trainerize Launches New On-demand and Live Video Coaching Features, Empowers Personal Trainers and Clubs to Lead the Next Wave of Digital Fitness

Video coaching features keep human connection at the heart of online training, proving a must-have for fitness businesses during the pandemic and beyond

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Trainerize launches new on-demand and live video coaching features designed to help fitness clubs and personal trainers engage their clients in new ways both during the pandemic and beyond.
Trainerize launches new on-demand and live video coaching features designed to help fitness clubs and personal trainers engage their clients in new ways both during the pandemic and beyond.
Trainerize launches new on-demand and live video coaching features designed to help fitness clubs and personal trainers engage their clients in new ways both during the pandemic and beyond.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As the leading client engagement app for personal trainers, studios, and clubs, Trainerize is upping the virtual training game with two all-new video features: on-demand video workouts and live 1-on-1 video call appointments.

In the face of gym closures in early 2020, Trainerize moved the fitness industry online, setting up trainers and gyms to train clients and engage members remotely. As the pandemic continues, fitness businesses need to continue to evolve to ensure long-term success, and Trainerize will be there to help make that happen.

With all-new video training features, Trainerize continues to elevate the human connection central to the platform and emphasize their focus on client engagement. Trainers can now provide video training, on-demand classes, and one-on-one video calls within the Trainerize ecosystem.

These new video features offer the most human experience possible, says Trainerize co-founder and Managing Director, Sharad Mohan. “To me, video is the most engaging medium available beyond face-to-face interactions. For us, the relationship between a trainer and their client, and the personalization, accountability, and motivation it enables, is a crucial part of a successful fitness journey.” With these new features, trainers and coaches can provide face-to-face interactions to their clients, safely and conveniently.

On-demand video workouts

With on-demand video workouts, Trainers and studios can transform their clients’ fitness routines by building libraries of video content—accessible by paying clients anytime, anywhere. Perfect for instructor-led workouts or classes, clients get to feel like their trainer is right there with them, whether they’re at the gym or working out in their living room.

For trainers looking to build on-demand, subscription-style business models, on-demand video will power a self-selecting experience for their clientele. The client can browse through the trainer’s offering and choose the workout that appeals most to them.

1-on-1 live video call appointments

Thanks to 1-on-1 video call appointments, trainers can move consultations and assessments to a virtual format, allowing convenient, efficient check-ins that keep trainers and clients connected. This feature also enables 1-on-1 video coaching sessions. Remote sessions, where clients can receive personalized instructions and real-time feedback, will drive accountability and spark motivation. Video calls are hosted in-app, removing the need for another software, accessible from phone, tablet, and desktop.

Monetizing video training

While these new features will undoubtedly shake up online programs, they’ll also change the way trainers and studios structure their businesses and monetize services, providing a new source of revenue. As the industry continues to reel

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Consumers Adopting Digital Fitness Solutions: Survey

With more than 50,000 respondents from across multiple geographies, a Gympik survey tracks key wellness trends such as mental health, emerging fitness solutions, and new industry challenges

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The novel coronavirus outbreak has had a drastic impact on every aspect of daily life, whether personal or professional.

The survey titled ‘COVID-19 Fitness Behaviour Survey’ draws insights from the responses of over 50,000 fitness enthusiasts from multiple regions. It maps the changes brought by the pandemic upon the fitness behavior of the Indian consumer. The report reveals trends related to holistic fitness, as well as novel challenges that the Indian fitness industry faces in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The paradigm-changing shift towards digital fitness

A significant finding of the survey details the future shape of a post-pandemic reality. The Gympik survey highlights how consumers have adopted digital fitness solutions to counter the physical restrictions posed by the pandemic.

The extended lockdown drove a massive surge in the demand for virtual classes for yoga by 87 per cent and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) cardio workouts such as Zumba by 72 per cent, aerobics by 67 per cent, and pilates by 22 per cent. Moreover, an overwhelming 84 per cent of fitness enthusiasts tried live-streaming fitness classes at least thrice during the lockdown—marking a significant increase over the corresponding numbers in 2019, which stood at 29 per cent. During the lockdown, 77 per cent of Indians also tried to stay fit by combining household chores with virtual classes and DIY (do-it-yourself) home workout routines.

Somewhat unsurprisingly, it was the younger audiences who led this charge in the demand for virtual fitness. Consumers between 25 and 34 years of age were the most willing to adopt digital fitness solutions, with female users (60 per cent) being more open to virtual classes than male users (40 per cent). Major urban centers such as Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Delhi/NCR dominated the country’s virtual fitness landscape.

Going back to the gym: Concerns, possible solutions, and the way ahead

The report also analyzed consumer’s enthusiasm toward resuming gym workouts with strong sanitization, social distancing, and spot temperature checks emerging as the key areas of concern.

As gym owners gear up to resume operations, implementing better on-premise sanitization can help them allay such concerns and get their business back to pre-pandemic levels. With customers also open to continue paying for digital fitness post-lockdown, they can also look at implementing hybrid physical/digital memberships to make their business more viable, sustainable, and future-ready.

Holistic health in the pandemic: The challenges and solutions

The social isolation enforced during the lockdown has had a major impact on the mental health of India’s fitness enthusiasts. Almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of the respondents felt the COVID-19 situation has worsened their mental health, with 45 per

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