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LOUIS QUATORZE Launches in Style at Metrojaya, Mid Valley Megamall

Lyslie Legendre - 30-mai-2017 05:54:11

LOUIS QUATORZE was founded in 1980 by Paul Barrate, who was born into a prominent family of French leather artisans. The vrand was named after the Sun King, Louis XIV of France, and was meant to properly reinterpret the sophisticated French noble culture, flavors of art, and the artisan spirit which thrived during Louis XIV’s time. With goal of echoing the flamboyant period of when French culture and art reached its pinnacle, LOUIS QUATORZE has inherited and developed the beautiful Versailles culture with elegant, intellectual, and modern style in its collections, which include handbags, small leather goods, gloves, watches, dress shirts, scarves, ties, and eyewear. LOUIS QUATORZE products represent rich heritage of craftsmanship, French style, and elegance and take deep pride in its superior product quality, and commitment to excellent customer service. On 25 th of May 2017, the French origin brand of leather goods and accessories has officiated its first ever concept store in Malaysia. Launched in one of Kuala Lumpur’s most prominent malls – this first concept store was launched presence of the country’s most influential and recognized celebrities and members of the media. The opening gala event of the first concept store was attended by over a hundred guests.   Today, the brand is available at over 130 department and specialty stores across France, United Arab Emirates, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Cambodia, Korea and connects with worldwide customers through its online platform.

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Textile, Apparel, Fashion

L’ORÉAL DEBUTS FIRST-EVER STRETCHABLE ELECTRONIC UV MONITOR AT THE 2016 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW

Lyslie Legendre - 11-janv.-2016 04:37:34

At the Consumer Electronics Show, L’Oréal unveiled My UV Patch, the first-ever stretchable skin sensor designed to monitor UV exposure and help consumers educate themselves about sun protection. The new technology arrives at a time when sun exposure has become a major health issue, with 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers being associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sun* in addition to attributing to skin pigmentation and photoaging. To address these growing concerns, L’Oréal Group’s leading dermatological skincare brand, La Roche-Posay, is introducing a first-of-its kind stretchable electronic, My UV Patch. The patch is a transparent adhesive that, unlike the rigid wearables currently on the market, stretches and adheres directly to any area of skin that consumers want to monitor. Measuring approximately one square inch in area and 50 micrometers thick - half the thickness of an average strand of hair - the patch contains photosensitive dyes that factor in the baseline skin tone and change colors when exposed to UV rays to indicate varying levels of sun exposure. Consumers will be able to take a photo of the patch and upload it to the La Roche-Posay My UV Patch mobile app, which analyzes the varying photosensitive dye squares to determine the amount of UV exposure the wearer has received. The My UV Patch mobile app will be available on both iOS and Android, incorporating Near Field Communications (NFC)-enabled technology into the patch-scanning process for Android. My UV Patch is expected to be made available to consumers later this year. “Connected technologies have the potential to completely disrupt how we monitor the skin’s exposure to various external factors, including UV,” says Guive Balooch, Global Vice President of L’Oréal’s Technology Incubator. “Previous technologies could only tell users the amount of potential sun exposure they were receiving per hour while wearing a rigid, non-stretchable device. The key was to design a sensor that was thin, comfortable and virtually weightless so people would actually want to wear it. We’re excited to be the first beauty company entering the stretchable electronics field and to explore the many potential applications for this technology within our industry and beyond.” My UV Patch was developed by L’Oréal’s U.S.-based Technology Incubator, a business division dedicated entirely to technological innovation, alongside MC10, Inc., a leading stretchable electronics company using cutting-edge innovation to create the most intelligent, stretchable systems for biometric healthcare analytics. L’Oréal also worked with PCH who design engineered the sensor. The stretchable, peel-and-stick wearable unites L’Oréal Group’s extensive scientific research on the skin and expertise with UV protection with MC10’s strong technological capabilities in physiological sensing and pattern recognition algorithms to measure skin changes over time, and PCH’s 20-year experience in product development, manufacturing and supply chain. "With My UV Patch, L’Oréal is taking the lead in developing the next generation of smart skincare technology powered by MC10’s unique, stretchable electronics platform, that truly addresses a consumer need," said Scott Pomerantz, CEO of MC10. "This partnership with L’Oréal marks an exciting new milestone for MC10 and underscores the intersection of tech and beauty and the boundless potential of connected devices within the beauty market."  *Source: Skin Cancer Foundation 2015 “Together with La Roche-Posay dermatologists like myself, we share a mission to help increase sun safe behavior,” added Alysa Herman, MD.  “La Roche-Posay recently commissioned a global study in 23 countries, which surveyed 19,000 women and men and found a huge gap in consumer behavior: even though 92% were aware that unprotected sun exposure can cause health problems, only 26% of Americans protect themselves all year round, whatever the season. With the new My UV Patch, for the first time, we are leveraging technology to help incite a true behavioral change through real-time knowledge. ”  Source : www.loreal.com 

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  Fashion, Housing, Healths

Perfumery, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals

ELLE Malaysia is celebrating more success for its app after winning at the WAN-IFRA Asian Digital Media Awards 2015

Lyslie Legendre - 10-déc.-2015 08:59:01

The Asian Digital Media Awards, jointly presented by Google and WAN-IFRA (World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers), are the most prestigious recognition in Asia of outstanding work in the fields of news website, online video, data visualisation, digital advertising campaign, news mobile services, tablet publishing, reader engagement and outstanding new product. Best lifestyle mobile service was one of two new categories added this year, alongside best lifestyle website. The ceremony was held on the 18 th of November in Hong Kong at Digital Media Asia 2015, WAN-IFRAs annual digital conference which gathered 240 media executives from 28 countries. The ELLE Malaysia app, produced by Mongoose Publishing, secured a Silver award for Best Lifestyle Mobile Service.   The Asian Digital Media Award is the latest in a line of successes for ELLE Malaysia after the Mongoose flagship brand secured Best Online Launch and Best Tablet/Smartphone Innovation at the Asian Publishing Convention 2014. Source : MONGOOSE PUBLISHING SDN BHD  

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Textile, Apparel, Fashion

Eurofins strengthens its Asia Pacific footprint with the acquisition of the NM Group of Laboratories in Malaysia

Lyslie Legendre - 01-déc.-2015 05:50:49

Eurofins Scientific, a French group specialised in food, pharmaceutical products and environment testing services, announced on Monday that it has acquired the NM Group of Laboratories (NML), one of the leading private laboratories in Malaysia for food and environment testing. NML employs about 120 staff across its 3 facilities, strategically located in the northern and southern parts of the country. Established in 1980 originally for testing of dried rubber, NML has developed into one of the leading private laboratories providing comprehensive analytical services for food and environment testing, as well as for rubber testing. Malaysia has a well-developed market for environment testing, especially in water and soil contamination given its status as one of the top exporters of liquefied natural gas. Furthermore, with the third highest GDP per capita in the ASEAN region, sustained consumption growth also supports positive outlook for testing in food and other consumer products. The acquisition therefore provides Eurofins entry into this attractive testing market, a strong platform to roll-out a broader service offering, and reinforces the Groups growing footprint in the region. In return, NML will gain access to the complete infrastructure and capability of the Group, which should allow substantial expansion of the range of services it offers to both domestic and international customers, thereby accelerating its market share expansion.   Comment from Dr. Gilles Martin, Eurofins CEO: "NML provides Eurofins a good entry into the analytical testing market in Malaysia and reinforces our footprint in this rapidly-growing region. We are looking forward to contributing to strengthening NMLs position in its market, as well as expanding the portfolio of tests it makes available to the Malaysian government and industries by offering the full range of services and capabilities of the Eurofins Group through NML." Source : www.eurofins.com/en/media-centre/press-releases/2015-11-30.aspx 

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Biotechnology

Malaysian Medical Device Authority Issues Draft Incident Reporting Structure

Hairel Abbie - 26-nov.-2015 04:17:13

  Malaysia’s Medical Device Authority, a division of the Malaysian Ministry of Health, has just issued a first edition of a draft guidance document (MDA/GD/0014) on Mandatory Problem Reporting for medical devices. The guidance document relates to medical devices (but not those in clinical investigations) and IVDs; establishments; and users and others concerned with the continuing safety of medical devices. The MDA is encouraging a no-blame culture and says the act of reporting an incident to the authority is not to be construed as an admission of liability for the incident and its consequences. The proposed timelines for problem reporting are as follows: Type of incident   Timeframe in which incident has to be reported   For incidents that represent a serious threat to public health   48 hours   For incidents that has led to the death, or a serious deterioration in the state of health, of a patient, a user of the medical device or any other person   10 days   For incidents where a recurrence of which might lead to the death, or a serious deterioration in the state of health, of a patient, a user of the medical device or any other person   30 days   After that, medical establishments are to follow up with a final report within 30 days of the initial reports or within a timeframe as allowed by the MDA, detailing the investigation into the incident and the outcome. Familiar Terms Familiar terms within the context of international harmonization efforts in the field of device reporting are recognized in Malaysia and explained in the guidance document. These terms include: field corrective action and field safety notice, indirect harm, final reports and trend reporting. The authority will also sometimes agree periodic follow-up reporting with manufacturers or authorized representatives for certain types of device and incident, although with trigger points if certain levels are exceeded. As a general principle, there should be a pre-disposition to report, rather than not. Moreover, any incident, which meets the three basic reporting criteria listed below, is considered as reportable: a) an incident has occurred; b) the medical device is associated with the incident; and c) the incident led to one of the following outcomes; i) a serious threat to public health; ii) death of a patient, user or other person; iii) serious deterioration in state of health, user or other person; or iv) no death or serious injury occurred but the incident might lead to death or serious injury of a patient, user or other person if the incident recurs. The draft guidance document states that in assessing the link between the device and the incident the manufacturer should take account of the opinion, based on available evidence, of healthcare professionals; the results of the manufacturer’s own preliminary assessment of the incident: evidence of previous, similar incidents; and other evidence held by the manufacturer. It states that this judgement may be difficult when there are multiple devices and drugs involved. In complex situations, it should be assumed that the device may have caused or contributed to the incident, the draft states. The MDA considers it would want to be notified where: an incident associated with a medical device happened, and, if it occurred again, it might lead to death or serious deterioration in health; or testing, examination of the medical device, information supplied with the medical device, or any scientific literature indicated some factor (eg deterioration in characteristics or performance, or a shortcoming in the information) which could lead to an incident involving death or serious deterioration in health. The MDA also points out that where companies merge or buy each other out and the vigilance and other post-market surveillance obligations are being transferred to another legal entity, it is important that post-market surveillance and vigilance activities continue and that the MDA is appraised of the implications and provided with new contact details as soon as possible IVDs And Further Information In the case of IVDs, the type of incidents that should be reported include: misdiagnosis; delayed diagnosis; delayed treatment; inappropriate treatment; and transfusion of inappropriate materials. In addition, the MDA indicates in its draft that: where an incident occurs as a consequence of the combined use of two or more separate devices (and/or accessories) made by different manufacturers, each manufacturer or authorised representative should submit a report to the MDA; manufacturers should keep their conformity assessment body (CAB) advised of issues occurring in the post production phase which may affect the certification. This would include relevant changes derived from the vigilance system. The draft guidance document, which fits within the framework of Malaysia’s 2012 Medical Device Act, and will remain relevant within the context of the country’s forthcoming Medical Device Regulation, gives a series of examples where reporting is not required, including use error reports. Source : Clinica  

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Health, Medical devices

SANOFI TO COLLABORATE WITH GOOGLE LIFE SCIENCES TO IMPROVE DIABETES HEALTH OUTCOMES

Lyslie Legendre - 04-sept.-2015 06:56:05

Sanofi  and the life sciences team at Google announced their collaboration to improve care and outcomes for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The collaboration will pair Sanofis leadership in diabetes treatments and devices with Googles expertise in analytics, miniaturized electronics and low power chip design. The companies will explore how to improve diabetes care by developing new tools that bring together many of the previously siloed pieces of diabetes management and enable new kinds of interventions. This includes health indicators such as blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c levels, patient-reported information, medication regimens and sensor devices.   Sanofi and the life sciences team at Google will combine their respective expertise in science and technology to work on better ways to collect, analyze and understand multiple sources of information impacting diabetes. The hope is that it will be easier for patients to successfully manage their diabetes, which would reduce the risk of complications, improve outcomes and ultimately lower costs.

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Health, Medical devices

Destini appointed as key industrial partner by Thales Asia

Harold MEURISSE - 06-janv.-2015 04:33:22

KUALA LUMPUR: Destini Bhd today announced that the group has been appointed as a key industrial partner (KIP) by Thales Asia Holding Pte Ltd (Thales Asia). Destini Prima Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Tunku Johan Tunku Mansor, who made the announcement for the group on Thursday, said the KIP status is valid for a period of three years during which Destini will operate as Thales Asias KIP in both the defence and commercial sectors of business. "Both Thales Asia and Destini will be looking at multiple future collaboration opportunities which will be formalised through agreements on a project by project basis, he told a media briefing. Tunku Johan said Destini Prima, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Destini Bhd, is one of the companies tasked with supporting the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), through the RMAFs contractorisation programme. He said the partnership with Thales has already begun to bear fruit and has resulted in the group securing a RM46mil contract, signed early last year, for the supply of Thales’ FZ rocket launchers to the RMAF. The contract is for a duration of three years, with the first shipment expected to be delivered in mid-January 2015, he said, adding the partnership also means registering Destini groups full range of capabilities, resources and locations with Thales. "Our capabilities listed with Thales include those in aviation, defence, oil  and  gas, life-boat manufacturing and maintenance, product development and integration. "Thales can now offer our capabilities as part of a package for their customers worldwide," he said. Thales Asia Country Director Nicolas de Fougeroux said at the appointment event here the partnership policy is aimed at helping Thales Asia to identify and qualify local partners within a country possessing industrial capabilities with whom Thales would like to establish a working relationship. "We will collaborate in new markets and new products, and I am confident Destini can do it," he said. Meanwhile, Destini Bhd Group managing director Datuk Rozabil Abdul Rahman in a statement said: "Through our new partnership with Thales Asia, we believe we will be able to further consolidate our position in the different industries we are currently involved in, and equip us to better compete for new contract opportunities."

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Welcome to the French Trade Commission – Business France office in Malaysia! “Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners.” As a member of the French diplomatic network in Malaysia, Business France’s three missions are: - Fostering export growth by French businesses. - Promoting and facilitating international investment in France.

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