Tiroler Tageszeitung, leading article, edition of July 19, 2021. By ALOIS VAHRNER. “Swarovski needs clear fronts quickly”.

Innsbruck (OTS) The ultimate demand for resignation from the top management by the group around Markus Langes-Swarovski marks a new high point in the family-internal power struggle. The time for a break free is pressing more and more.

The Dallas and Denver clan used to be, today the family saga takes place in Tyrol, and it is completely real and with threatening consequences for thousands of employees. Since the founding of the crystal company by the Bohemian immigrant Daniel Swarovski in 1895, the company, which has long been known worldwide, has had many brilliant successes, but also serious crises such as in the 1970s or later with the bankruptcy of the Zale retail chain in the USA.
The more than 200 members today and around 75 shareholders with voting rights did not always agree, even in the past. Such a public power struggle, like the one that has been going on since the previous year, has never been seen in the previously often secretive group. The massive job cuts, especially in Wattens, discussions about the restructuring of the structures including a possible IPO and fears that the head office will be relocated to Switzerland under the current leadership of Robert Buchbauer and Mathias Margreiter, had already occurred in the previous year in the workforce, national politics and parts of the family were also shaken up – and as a result of the Corona upheaval, there was also a massive loss and the failure of the previously generous dividend.
One thing is clear: The group, which had to struggle with extremely cheap competition from Chinese crystal components, for example, before the Corona crisis, has to vigorously rebuild its structures and also save if it does not want to lose its independence and even endanger its existence. And encrusted family decision-making and power structures of the Swarovski clan should have long been changed.
The how, however, is highly controversial, as the legal dispute with the Manfred family group, who feels they have been booted out, shows on the open stage and with lawsuits involving millions. But the new highlight is undoubtedly the letter from a group around the two largest shareholders, Markus Langes-Swarovski and Marina Giori-Lhota, to the shareholders, in which they ultimately demand that Buchbauer and Margreiter withdraw from the top of the company this year and the appointment of family-independent managers (the TT reported exclusively). Especially since the group around Industry President Christoph Swarovski is calling for this, the days of Buchbauers are finally numbered in view of a two-thirds majority against him.
Swarovski has to get back into calm waters quickly. Family members have often mentioned responsibility for the legacy of founder Daniel Swarovski with Wattens as “heart and brain”. Now it is important to do justice to this with courage and the will to reach agreement.

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Austria ends aid mission in Belgium

After requests for help from the Ministry of the Interior, 120 firefighters from Lower Austria were deployed in the flood area – Nehammer is still in contact with Seehofer

Vienna (OTS) After 72 hours in action after the flood of the century in Belgium, 120 firefighters from Lower Austria ended their relief effort on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Before their departure, the Belgian royal couple Philippe and Mathilde and Interior Minister Annelies Verlinden thanked the firefighters personally.

“Like many Austrians, I followed the events in the areas affected by the flood with great concern. I am glad that all the firefighters returned home safe and sound, ”said Interior Minister Karl Nehammer on the occasion of the imminent return to Austria. “My thoughts are with the people in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Especially with the relatives of the victims who were caused by this misfortune. “

After the heavy flooding in Belgium, the Austrian forces had been in action with 16 vehicles and 26 boats since Thursday evening. A request for assistance from the Belgian authorities had previously been received by the Ministry of the Interior via the European Union’s disaster relief mechanism. The Ministry of the Interior, which is responsible for international disaster relief, was able to immediately offer Belgium a rescue team for rescue operations.

Interior Minister Nehammer is still in contact with his official colleague Horst Seehofer. In Germany, the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate are particularly affected by the severe storms. A request for assistance from Germany has not yet been made.

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A video of Sherine performing the military salute to Sisi spreads.. Watch what she did

In an unusual scene, the Egyptian artist, Sherine Abdel Wahab, gave the military salute to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, during the first conference of the national project for the development of Egyptian rural villages.

The artist, Sherine, performed the song “Masr Always” during the initiative’s first conference, which was held at Cairo International Stadium.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and thousands of citizens representing different sects of the Egyptian people, a number of public figures, media professionals, businessmen and representatives of Egyptian, regional and international institutions participated in the celebration.

A great interaction witnessed by Sherine’s song and her participation in the conference, especially since it is her first appearance after her crisis with her husband, Hossam Habib, with the latter’s father because of the leaked recording.

However, Sherine’s appearance and her performance of the military salute, caused a great celebration on social networks, and welcomed her appearance again.

For her part, Sherine published a picture of her performing the military salute to the Egyptian president, through her official account on “Twitter”, and commented on her by sending a message to the president.

Sherine said in her letter: “I am honored to have sung in front of you and participated in a great event, God willing, for the first time, that will relieve millions of our people’s suffering and lead them to a decent life they deserve.”

Sherine continued her speech and her message to the Egyptian president, saying: “May God protect you and protect you for Egypt and for us.. He mentioned you to our Lord in your speeches, one of the most beautiful and most precious things I hear.. and the most reassuring thing for my country.


“I want to be free, it is my right to have an opinion on the country in which I live”

It seems very possible that everything that happened in Cuba since last Sunday, July 11, has been encouraged by a greater or lesser number of people opposed to the system, paid even some of them, with intentions of destabilize the country and cause a situation of chaos and insecurity. It is also true that later, as often happens in these events, opportunistic and regrettable acts of vandalism occurred.

But I think not one nor other evidence take away an iota of reason To the scream we’ve heard A cry that is also the result of the despair of a society that is going through not only a long economic crisis and a punctual health crisis, but also a crisis of confidence and a loss of expectations.

To that desperate claim the Cuban authorities they should not respond with the usual slogans, repeated for years, and with the answers that those authorities want to hear.

I refuse to believe that in my country, there can be so many born and educated people among us who sell themselves or commit crimes. Because if it were, it would be the result of the society that has fostered them.

Leonardo Padura

Not even with explanations, however convincing and necessary they may be. What is imposed are the solutions that many citizens expect or demand, some demonstrating in the street, others giving their opinion on social networks and expressing their disappointment or disagreement, many counting the few and devalued pesos that they have in their impoverished pockets and many, many more, queuing in resigned silence for several hours in the sun or rain, including a pandemic, queues at markets to buy food, queues at pharmacies to buy medicine, queues to reach our daily bread and for everything imaginable and necessary.

I believe that no one with a minimum feeling of belonging, with a sense of sovereignty, with a civic responsibility can want (or even believe) that the solution to these problems comes from any kind of foreign intervention, much less of a military nature, as some have come to request, and which, it is also true, represents a threat which is still a possible scenario.

I also believe that any Cuban inside or outside the island knows that the blocking The US commercial and financial embargo, whatever you want to call it, is real and it has become internationalized and intensified in recent years and it is too heavy a burden for the Cuban economy (as it would be for any other economy).

Working. Leonardo Padura was a jury for the Clarín Novela Prize. Here, Juan José Millás and Sylvia Iparraguirre in the newspaper, in 2016. Photo.Rubén Digilio

Those who live outside the island and today want help their relatives In the midst of a critical situation, they have been able to verify that the blockage exists and how much it exists by seeing practically unable to send a remittance to those close to him, just to mention a situation that affects many. It is an old policy that, by the way (sometimes some forget it) practically everyone has condemned for many years in successive United Nations assemblies.

And I don’t think anyone can deny that a media campaign in which, even in the grossest ways, false information has been released that at the beginning and end only serves to reduce the credibility of its managers.

But I believe, along with all of the above, that Cubans need to regain hope and have a possible image of your future. If hope is lost, the meaning of any humanist social project is lost. And hope is not recovered with force. It is rescued and fed with these solutions and the changes and social dialogues, which, for not arriving, have caused, among many other devastating effects, the migratory anxieties of so many Cubans and now they caused the cry of despair of people among whom there were surely paid people and opportunistic criminals, although I refuse to believe that in my country, at this point, there can be so many people, so many born and educated people among us who sell themselves or commit crimes. Because if so, would be the result of the society that has fostered them.

The warning from the street

The spontaneous way, without being tied to any leadership, without receiving anything in return or stealing anything along the way, with which a notable number of people have also demonstrated in the streets and on the networks, must be an advert and I think it is an alarming example of the distances that have opened between the leading political spheres and the street (and even Cuban leaders have recognized this as such).

And it is only in this way that it is explained that what has happened has happened, more in a country where almost everything is known when you want to know, as we all also know.

To convince and calm those desperate the method cannot be the solutions of strength and darkness, like imposing the digital blackout that has cut off the communications of many for days, but that nevertheless has not prevented the connections of those who want to say something, for or against. Much less can be used as a convincing argument the violent response, especially against non-violent ones. And it is already known that violence can be not only physical.

If hope is lost, the meaning of any humanist social project is lost. And hope is not recovered by force.

Leonardo Padura

Many things seem to be at stake today. Maybe even if calm returns after the storm. Extremists and fundamentalists may not be able to impose their extremist and fundamentalist solutions, and a dangerous state of hatred that has been growing in recent years does not take root.

But, in any case, it is necessary that solutions arrive, answers that should not only be of a material nature but also of a political nature, and thus a Inclusive Cuba and better able to attend the reasons for this cry of despair and loss of hope that, in silence but with force, since before July 11, many of our compatriots had been giving those laments that were not heard and from whose rains these muds arose.

Like cuban who lives in Cuba and works and believes in Cuba, I assume that it is my right to think and express my opinion about the country in which I live, work and where I believe. I know that in times like this and trying to express an opinion, it often happens that “You are always reactionary for someone and red for someone”, as Claudio Sánchez Albornoz once said. Also I take that risk, as a man who pretends to be free, who hopes to be more and more free.

La Joven Cuba and Clarín


Authentix® completes acquisition of Strategic IP Information Pte Ltd (SIPI) and expands digital trademark protection business

Addison, Texas (ots/PRNewswire) Authentix, the authority in the field of authentication and information services, has announced the acquisition of Asia’s leading online provider of trademark and content rights protection, Strategic IP Information Pte Ltd (SIPI).

For over a decade, SIPI has provided state-of-the-art services that allow brands to track unauthorized channels for counterfeit products and manufacturers of such products using its proprietary online tools and a range of services. This also includes physical enforcement and piracy removal. With its team of dedicated analysts and a sophisticated technology platform, SIPI can quickly identify infringement and counterfeiting data and generate consolidated, insightful reports for its growing customer base of brand owners so that action can be taken immediately. SIPI currently serves over 200 brands worldwide and works in partnership with numerous large international law firms. The company’s teams are based in New Delhi, Shenzhen, Paris, New York and Geneva.

“This strategic acquisition expands our portfolio of digital security technologies to include anti-counterfeiting and content rights solutions and increases the scope of our brand protection offering for our customers,” said Kevin McKenna, CEO of Authentix, and added: “The integration from other online investigative and copyright protection services is a key element of our growth plan and SIPI is a high quality company that perfectly fits the capabilities and strategic direction of Authentix. “

SIPI founder and chairman Bharat Dube (who previously served as the anti-counterfeiting director for the Richemont Group) said, “We are very proud to work with the highly talented and experienced team at Authentix The combination of the state-of-the-art Track & Trace solutions from Authentix with the online and offline enforcement solutions we have developed should offer the world’s leading brands extremely secure protection. “

SIPI CEO Bharat Kapoor added, “We are confident that with the support and backing of Authentix we will become the world’s leading provider of online trademark protection.”

SIPI will remain a separate business unit and will retain its respective brands. The planned integration into the Authentix group of companies is intended to further expand the joint strategic offering and SIRI will gain access to Authentix’s larger sales platform.

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SIPI, headquartered in Singapore, provides Fortune 500 companies in the luxury goods, fashion, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, spirits, manufacturing, automotive and media industries with fully managed online services for protecting brands, monitoring and enforcing content rights. SIPI also operates Veri-Site, the world’s leading provider of high risk information related to fraudulent websites, intellectual property theft, cybercrime, web-enabled transnational organized crime and sanctioned companies operating online. SIPI’s O2O (“Online-to-Offline”) division focuses on investigation and offline enforcement in China, India and several other Asian countries.

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As an authority for authentication solutions, Authentix works successfully in tasks in complex supply chains. Authentix provides advanced authentication solutions for governments, central banks and commercial firms to ensure local economies grow, banknote security is guaranteed and commercial products have solid market opportunities. Authentix’s partnership approach and proven sector expertise enable proactive innovation – helping clients mitigate risk to increase revenue growth and gain competitive advantage. Authentix, Inc. is headquartered in Addison, Texas, USA and has offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa serving customers around the world. Please visit for more information. Authentix® is a registered trademark of Authentix, Inc.

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Shooting of ORF / SWR / ARTE road movie “Summer on 3 Wheels” (AT)

With Jakob Schmidt, Emma Floßmann, Daniel Rodic, Fritz Karl, Marlene Morreis and Susi Stach, among others

Vienna (OTS) With 11 hp from Stuttgart to Lake Constance: A “Summer on 3 Wheels” (AT) is about to begin when director and screenwriter Marc Schlegel has been filming a special kind of road movie since Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Jakob Schmidt, Emma Floßmann and Daniel Rodic stand in front of the camera as three outsiders who experience a great adventure together in an old Piaggio moped car. The Austrian-German ensemble also includes Simon Böer, Annika Ernst, Timur Bartels, Fritz Karl, Alexander Schubert, Marlene Morreis, Susi Stach and Wilson Gonzalez Ochsenknecht. The shooting of the film co-produced by ORF, SWR and ARTE is expected to continue until mid-August in Ludwigsburg, Stuttgart, on the Swabian Alb and on Lake Constance. “Summer on 3 Wheels” (AT) can be seen on ORF 1 in 2022.

Director and author Marc Schlegel: “Wild and weird comedy”

“For me, the dream of being able to stage a road movie has come true – and then a very special one. Because our story does not lead through the vastness of America in a Ford Mustang, but through the German province in a Piaggio Ape. I look forward to the challenges that arise as a result. It’s the story of characters that are very close to my heart: three outsiders who join forces to experience a great adventure together. I am grateful for the opportunity to realize this wild and weird comedy with a lot of freedom. “

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“Summer on 3 Wheels” (AT) is the story of the shy outsider Flake, who not only suffers from the fact that his parents named him after the keyboardist of the heavy metal band Rammstein. He also does not manage to finally confess his love to the girl he secretly languishes for and to assert himself against his rival. So Flake first makes the wrong decisions – and then on the drug dealer Kim and the embittered wheelchair user Philipp. From this encounter, a tour de force through the Swabian province develops – in an old Piaggio moped car that only manages 45 km / h at the top.

“Summer on 3 Wheels” (AT) is a Giganten Film production in coproduction with SWR, ARTE and ORF, funded by the Baden-Württemberg Media and Film Company.

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Music half-year charts 2021: National acts in demand across Europe (PHOTO)

Baden-Baden (ots) European musicians are particularly in demand in their home countries in 2021. This is shown by the official half-year charts that GfK Entertainment has compiled for eight different countries. While singer-songwriter Ina Regen (“Rot”) was responsible for the most successful album of the first six months in Austria, rappers Damso (“QALFC”) and C. Tangana (“El Madrileño”) prevailed in Belgium and Spain . In Portugal – posthumously – the deceased Fadista Carlos do Carmo (“E Ainda …”) wins, in Switzerland the compilation “Sing my Song – The Swiss Exchange Concert, Vol. 2”.

A total of four of the five most popular Swiss records since January come from local acts such as dialect musician Kunz (“Mai”, two). This is only topped by Germany and Italy, where the complete top 5 consists of national artists – and hip hopper Kontra K (“From the light back into the shadows”) and the punk band Broilers (“Puro Amor”) resp. Pop whiz kid Sangiovanni (“Sangiovanni”) and the “Eurovisions” clearers from Måneskin (“Teatro D’Ira – Vol. I”) have the edge. Only the Netherlands has an international act on the throne with the Canadian Justin Bieber (“Justice”).

The six-month single charts, which are dominated by English-language titles in many places, paint a completely different picture: “Save Your Tears”, for example, is the most popular hit in Belgium in 2021 and also reached the top 5 in four other countries. The shanty dance number ” Wellerman “is right at the top in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, supplemented by a good third place in the Netherlands. Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” and Tiësto’s “The Business” also storm into the top 5 in four of the regions examined.

The reggaeton musicians from Puerto Rico, Los Legendarios, Wisin and Jhay Cortez (“Fiel”) and Myke Towers / Juhn (“Bandido”) lead the Spanish half-year hit list, which is interspersed with Spanish-language tracks. Italian music fans also like to hear songs in their mother tongue, including “Musica leggerissima” by the two Cantautore Colapesce & Dimartino (one) or the “Sanremo Festival” and “ESC” winner song “Zitti E Buoni” by Måneskin (four) .

The official half-year charts are based on the physical sales, downloads and music streams of the following countries: Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Switzerland and Spain.

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German electric car manufacturer Next.e.GO Mobile SE announces the construction of a new micro-factory in Bulgaria

AACHEN, Germany, April 25 / PRNewswire /) – The investment in the construction of the new and fully networked microfactory in Lovetsch, Bulgaria, amounts to 140 million euros

– Start of production planned for the first quarter of 2024

– Production capacity: up to 30,000 vehicles per year

– Part of the company’s decentralized, global growth strategy, based on revolutionary “Internet of Production” production technology and a modular and scalable microfactory concept

The German electric car manufacturer Next.e.GO Mobile SE announced today that it has signed an agreement in Bulgaria to build another microfactory in Lovetsch.

In a public ceremony at the Bulgarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, led by Minister Kiril Petkov, the parties signed an agreement according to which Next.e.GO Mobile Bulgaria AD will build a microfactory in Lovech. With a capacity of up to 30,000 vehicles per year, production is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2024. The factory is expected to create up to 1,000 new jobs in the region. The new system will be a cyber-physical twin of the factory in Aachen – the first fully networked microfactory in the BEV industry to use the Internet of Production based on Industry 4.0.

“This strategic agreement is another milestone in Next.e.GO Mobile’s international growth. With our concept of a microfactory and our product architecture, we want to transform global urban mobility. Our technology, our sustainable production methods and the entire ecosystem that we create, stand out from the crowd. In doing so, we are making our ecological and economic contribution – also beyond our factories, in the federal states and local communities, “said Ali Vezvaei, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Next e.GO Mobile SE. “We are very excited to expand our presence in Bulgaria – a competitive country with well-developed tech and industrial clusters.”

Next.e.GO Mobile is driving the change to emission-free urban mobility by manufacturing the e.GO Life Next, one of the most sustainable urban electric vehicles. The e.GO Life Next combines durability and low total operating costs with unrivaled sustainability along the entire life cycle.

Next.e.GO Mobile was founded in Germany and uses its engineering and production expertise to build a flexible, fully networked microfactory with low investment costs. In addition to the current factory in Aachen and the planned facility in Bulgaria, the company has already announced that it will replicate its microfactories in Greece and Mexico and thus further advance its expansion plans. The e.GO Life Next model is already being sold in Germany. In 2022 the company plans to introduce the next generation of the e.GO Life and its models including the e.GO Life Cross.

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Naim Darrechi, son of patriarchy and lack of sex education

Naim Darrechi He is a Spanish tiktoker and singer with more than 26 million followers on that social network. Days ago, during an interview with the youtuber Mostopapi he boasted of not using a condom and of making his sexual partners believe that this should not be a concern because he assumes that he is sterile.

I have a hard time with a condom, I never use it. One day I thought it was weird that I didn’t get any girl pregnant during all this time and I said ‘I’m going to always end up inside’, and nothing has ever happened, “he said to the repudiable laugh of his interviewer. son, bless him, “he added.

The criticism was not long in coming and even the well-known streamer Ibai Llanos Garatea it ruled against such claims.

But not only that: the case has already been reported by Irene Montero, the Minister of Equality of the Government of Spain. “Removing the condom or ejaculating inside without consent is today sexual abuse and the Only Yes is Yes Law will recognize it as aggression. Bragging to 26 million followers of something like this reflects the urgency of putting consent at the center. We will inform the Prosecutor’s Office, ”the official announced.

After the scandal, both the interviewee and the interviewer referred to this note. “I want to apologize for my unconsciousness. I did not realize the responsibility that I have. Sorry, it’s my fault, whatever they say about it, they are right, ”said Darrechi.

For his part, Mostopapi deleted the video and he justified himself: “My laugh has been misinterpreted because at no time would I laugh at something like that. So if you think that I have laughed at what Naím has said, I am sorry, but that has not been the case. against all kinds of abuse, mistreatment and inequality between men and women. I would never promote something like that, ever “.

Consequences of the absence of Comprehensive Sex Education

In dialogue with Clarion the sexologist and psychologist Patricio Gomez Di Leva (on Instagram, @respuestasexual) assured that “the main problem is not in what they said, since they do not have to know something that they did not teach them, but that the people who listen to them – in general, young people – he doesn’t have the tools to process that information ”.

The specialist’s feeling is that neither Naim Darrechi nor Mostopapi were “aware of what they were saying”. “Those who are truly responsible are those who must guarantee sex education It is not happening in practically any country in Latin America and in a few countries in the world ”, he stated.

Mostopapi and his discharge.

In that sense, he explained that this “is not a problem only for young people, because adults did not have sex education either.” “Whenever we think of ESI we think of children and adolescents, and the reality is that sex education is lifelong, because sexuality accompanies us from the moment we are born until we die and there are always new things to learn ”, added Di Leva.

Sexual violence and patriarchy

How do you explain that a speech of such sexual violence has gone unnoticed throughout the interview? Why did it cause laughter and not the repudiation of the interviewer?

Gomez Di Leva ruled that “machismo and patriarchy are at the basis of sexual or gender violence”.

Against this, he explained, the solution is to insist with the ESI from a complete approach. “Comprehensive sexual education has to be with a gender perspective, otherwise it is not comprehensive sexual education. It is often thought that CSE has to be limited to contraceptive methods or to prevent sexually transmitted infections, but it also encompasses the study and reflection on concepts related to gender, patriarchy and others ”, he concluded.

Use a condom, always!

The condom is the only contraceptive method that will prevent us from contracting sexually transmitted infections. Use it always, from the beginning to the end of the sexual relationship!

Also, remember that the condom does not decrease sensitivity (There are all kinds of thickness, models, textures to try) nor does it have to be a condition to maintain the erection of the penis. To consult and ask for professional help if this happens!

I kept reading other common myths related to birth control.


National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in Great Britain publishes MedTech Innovation Briefing on ‘Trublood® Prostate Cancer Diagnosis, which experts call a’ Game Changer ‘

London (ots/PRNewswire) Datar Cancer Genetics, a global leader in non-invasive cancer analysis and diagnostics with a research center in Nasik, India, has announced the publication of the internationally recognized MedTech Innovation Briefing (MIB) from the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for its CE-marked “Trublood®-Prostate” test announced. The test is intended to be used for the precise grading of patients without unnecessary invasive biopsies.

MIBs are published as part of the “NICE advice” series for hospitals and clinical contractors / payers of the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK considering the use of innovative technologies. The NICE briefing highlights the following:

  • “What is innovative about Trublood®-Prostate is that immunocytochemistry profiling (ICC) is used to characterize circulating tumor cells (CTCs) specific for prostate adenocarcinoma that have been isolated from the blood of patients.
  • The test would be used either to triage symptomatic patients with suspected prostate cancer prior to performing a conventional invasive prostate biopsy or to obtain a diagnosis in symptomatic persons with suspected prostate cancer who are not suitable for prostate biopsy for other reasons in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions.
  • Trublood® Prostate is the first in vitro diagnostic test based on C-ETACS and CTCs isolated from blood samples.
  • Trublood®-Prostate has the potential to become an innovative, minimally invasive diagnostic test for the detection of prostate cancer.
  • All experts agreed that the Trublood®-Prostate Test has the potential to be used in addition to the standard diagnostic procedures.
  • The experts also stated that a blood test that could differentiate between men who may or may not have to undergo a biopsy, or that would allow a diagnosis to be made without a biopsy, would be a critical game changer in current prostate cancer care .
  • One expert emphasized the innovative nature of the CTCs enrichment technique and that the quick availability of results after 8 days is helpful.
  • One expert added that in the future, the diagnostic test could be used along with the PSA test as a precision screening tool for prostate cancer.
  • One expert suggested that Trublood® prostates have the potential to provide a more precise diagnosis for people with serum PSA levels in the middle (ie between 4 -10). “

Trublood®-Prostate is a non-invasive, blood-based fluid biopsy for diagnostic tests of people with an increased risk of prostate cancer. It detects prostate-specific ensembles of tumor-associated cells (C-ETACs), which are ubiquitous in the blood of people with prostate cancer and cannot be detected in healthy people or patients with benign prostate diseases. It detects prostate adenocarcinomas with 99.50% accuracy, has a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 99.33%. The test will be available from August 2021 for around 810 euros.

Over 4.4 million prostate biopsies are performed worldwide every year. Of these, around 75% of prostate cancer cases are retrospectively considered unnecessary because they are benign prostate diseases. Around 3.3 million prostate biopsies would be avoidable. Profitability is not free from procedural risks and an accurate diagnosis before each biopsy would be gentler on the patient. A reduction in the number of biopsies also means a significant reduction in costs and a relief of the infrastructure for cancer management, shorter waiting times and fewer referrals.

Dr. Tim Crook, Medical Oncologist, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, UK, said, “Trublood®-Prostate is an innovative, non-invasive test for prostate cancer that offers unprecedented sensitivity and specificity without the risks and morbidity associated with tissue biopsy The benefits of Trublood®-Prostate clearly show the potential of CETAC-based technology for the early detection of several other cancers with corresponding consequences for cancer diagnosis and screening. “

Dr. Vineet Datta, Executive Director, Datar Cancer Genetics, said, “We welcome the NICE MIB on Trublood® Prostate Use. NICE is recognized as the world’s leading authority on the evaluation of innovative medical technologies and uses rigorous processes to evaluate both clinical and clinical We are very proud to have Trublood® Prostate recognized as an innovation for better management of suspected prostate cancer. This briefing will help healthcare decision-makers in the UK and around the world to use Trublood® to manage more effectively symptomatic individuals. We remain committed to absolute quality standards and innovate in non-invasive diagnostic techniques for hard-to-biopsy cancers. “

Information on Datar Cancer Genetics

Datar Cancer Genetics is a leading cancer research company specializing in non-invasive techniques for better diagnosis, treatment decisions, and management of cancer. Datar Cancer Genetics has a state-of-the-art facility accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), CLIA, ISO15189, ISO9001, and ISO27001. The company operates in the UK, Germany and India.

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