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    Fiat Chrysler (FCA) could review its 5 billion euro ($5.7 billion) Italian investment plan, which includes a shift to cleaner engines, if Rome raises taxes on petrol and diesel cars. Reported by Reuters India 9 hours ago.

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    MILAN (Reuters) - He is known as one of Italy's angriest coaches but on Saturday Torino's Walter Mazzarri will hope to make the headlines as the man whose team handed runaway Serie A leaders Juventus a first league defeat of the season. Reported by SBS 9 hours ago.

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    SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Already the winner of two World Cup races this season, Austrian skier Max Franz showed he's the man to beat by leading the final training session Thursday for the Val Gardena downhill.Franz finished... Reported by New Zealand Herald 9 hours ago.

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    Multi-million dollar investment reflects anticipated market growth, North American commitment

    BAYTOWN, Texas (PRWEB) December 13, 2018

    DUNA-USA (Baytown, TX) has completed a multi-year, multi-million dollar expansion of its Baytown, TX US headquarters and manufacturing facility. The expansion, which began in fall 2016, included the addition of a new manufacturing building, new office building, state-of-the-art automated fabrication department and an additional “continuous” polyurethane production line.

    “Our investment in state-of-the-art equipment strategically places DUNA-USA to meet increased demand and anticipated market growth,” says Marta Brozzi, President of the DUNA Group. “We’ve exponentially increased production and fabrication capabilities and expect to realize significantly reduced lead times and increased production efficiency.”

    As part of the expansion, DUNA-USA implemented a proprietary automated fabrication department, including a 5-axis CNC machine and robotic warehouse. “We are excited to utilize the latest technology to provide the highest quality products and service to our customers,” says Andrea Benedetti, CEO of DUNA-USA.

    DUNA-USA manufactures polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams, as well as chemicals (custom systems) for the aerospace, automotive, insulation, marine, and construction industries. Standard applications for rigid materials include cold chain, LNG insulation, composite layup tooling, thermoforming, signmaking, and CAD verification tooling. Pourable applications include pipe supports, core materials, and design elements for theming and scenic applications.

    “With the primary expansion goals complete, we are now focusing on expanding the polyisocyanurate side of our Baytown facility,” explains Benedetti. “We expect to begin this next phase of internal growth immediately.” DUNA-USA’s polyisocyanurate business is primarily targeted towards oil and gas, cryogenic, and LNG insulation applications and is the core business of the DUNA Group.

    The DUNA Group, comprised of DUNA-USA, DUNA-CORRADINI, and DUNA-EMIRATES, has been manufacturing foams, chemicals and adhesives since 1957, and specializes in the research and development of highly custom, high quality polyurethane and epoxy systems. They have locations in the USA Italy, and United Arab Emirates. Please visit http://www.dunagroup.com/usa for additional information. Reported by PRWeb 8 hours ago.

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    Preclinical Data for APVO436 Show Potential Best-in-Class Attributes with Potent T-Cell Directed Tumor Killing and Reduced Cytokine Production Compared to a Competitor ConstructPhase 1/1b Clinical Trial to Evaluate Safety Profile and Determine the Recommended Dose of APVO436 in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and High-Grade Myelodysplastic Syndrome

    SEATTLE, Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: APVO), a biotechnology company focused on developing novel oncology and hematology therapeutics, announced today that the first patient has been dosed in a Phase 1/1b clinical trial of APVO436, a novel anti-CD123 by anti-CD3 bispecific antibody based on Aptevo’s ADAPTIR™ technology, which is being developed for the treatment of patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and High-Grade Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS).

    As a novel immunotherapy, APVO436 is designed to engage the immune system to mount a targeted response against CD123-expressing hematological tumors.   Cytokine release syndrome (CRS) is a significant concern with T-cell activating therapies and has been associated with severe complications in clinical trials.  In preclinical studies, APVO436 induced lower levels of several key T-cell cytokines, including IFNg, IL-2, IL-6, and TNFa.  Aptevo believes that the improved cytokine activation profile observed in preclinical studies of APVO436 suggest that it could offer a potential safety advantage with reduced toxicities compared to other CD123 x CD3 T-cell engagers at comparable or higher doses.

    “Today’s news represents an important milestone for Aptevo and for AML and MDS patients,” said Dr. Scott Stromatt, Chief Medical Officer for Aptevo.  “There is a strong unmet medical need for novel targeted biological therapies to treat patients with relapsed or refractory AML or MDS.  Chemotherapy, which is the standard of care for these patients, is generally poorly tolerated in the elderly, and patients are still confronted with high relapse rates after treatment.  Recent clinical data has demonstrated that CD123 is a validated target for AML therapy. We are particularly excited to begin clinical evaluation of APVO436 as our preclinical data suggest that it possesses best-in-class attributes and could offer benefits compared to current investigational therapies.”

    Preclinical data show that APVO436 is a potent inducer of redirected T-cell killing of AML tumor cells both in vitro and in vivo.  When compared head-to-head against an Aptevo-generated version of a competitor molecule, (Macrogenics’ CD123 x CD3 dual-affinity re-targeting (DART) molecule, MGD006), the data show that both were effective at stimulating a tumor-directed immune response and induced comparable T-cell activation, proliferation and cytotoxicity. However, APVO436 induced lower levels of several key T-cell cytokines, including IFNg, IL-2, IL-6, TNFa, which have been associated with serious adverse events in clinical studies.

    The APVO436 Phase 1/1b clinical trial will be conducted in two parts. The first part will enroll up to 60 patients and is an open-label, dose-escalation study evaluating the safety and pharmacokinetic profile of APVO436 to determine a recommended dose for part 2.  The second part of the study is a Phase 1b open-label expansion study to assess the clinical activity and safety profile of APVO436 at the recommended dose in a larger group of patients.

    “APVO436 is our first bispecific antibody candidate developed based on Aptevo’s next-generation ADAPTIR platform to enter the clinic,” continued Dr. Stromatt. “Our next-generation ADAPTIR platform has been optimized to construct novel bispecific antibody therapeutics that maintain the desirable properties of traditional antibodies, such as longer half-life, stability and ease of manufacturing, but with the potential to exploit novel mechanisms of action to achieve enhanced biological activity and an improved therapeutic index. The recent clinical data for bispecific CD3/CD123 T-cell engagers looks very promising, and we are eager to see if the advantages shown in preclinical studies with APVO436 will be confirmed in the clinic. We anticipate reporting preliminary top-line data from the Phase 1 study later in 2019.”

    *About AML and MDS*

    Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a form of blood and bone marrow cancer that is characterized by rapid disease progression.  While treatments for AML are available, there remains a high unmet medical need for targeted therapies addressing patients with relapsed and refractory disease, and patients who cannot tolerate chemotherapy.  There are estimated to be approximately 100,000 new cases of AML diagnosed worldwide each year^(1), while the American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 20,000 new cases of AML are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.^(2) 

    Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are conditions associated with abnormalities in the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow.  Approximately 1 in 3 patients with MDS will progress to have AML.  The incidence of MDS in the six major world markets is estimated to be approximately 33,000 per year^(3), while the American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 10,000 new cases of MDS are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.^(2)

    *About APVO436 and the ADAPTIR Platform
    *

    APVO436 is an optimized, next generation bispecific antibody candidate designed to simultaneously target CD123 and CD3 and redirect T-cell cytotoxicity to the tumor.  APVO436 was built on Aptevo’s proprietary ADAPTIR protein therapeutic platform.  Focused on generating novel, targeted bispecific antibody-based immunotherapies for cancer and autoimmune diseases, the ADAPTIR platform offers key advantages over other bispecific formats, derived in part from the flexible and modular nature of the ADAPTIR structure. These advantages include: (i) achieving potent biological activity and extended half-life while retaining desirable manufacturing characteristics; (ii) unique properties for redirecting T-cell cytotoxicity (RTCC) compared to other bispecific platforms, including a favorable cytokine release profile; (iii) ability to achieve target-dependent induction of RTCC at lower concentrations than other bispecific antibody formats; and (iv) flexibility to build ADAPTIR candidates with diverse mechanisms of action, including RTCC, and targeted cytokine release and others.

    *About Aptevo Therapeutics Inc.*

    Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on novel oncology and hematology therapeutics to meaningfully improve patients’ lives.  Aptevo has a commercial product, IXINITY^® coagulation factor IX (recombinant), approved and marketed in the United States for the treatment of Hemophilia B, and a versatile core technology – the ADAPTIR™ modular protein technology platform capable of generating highly-differentiated bispecific antibodies with unique mechanisms of action to treat cancer or autoimmune diseases.  Aptevo has a broad pipeline of novel investigational-stage bispecific antibody candidates focused in immuno-oncology and autoimmune disease and inflammation. For more information, please visit www.aptevotherapeutics.com

    *Safe Harbor Statement*

    This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements, other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential milestone payments, Aptevo’s outlook, financial performance or financial condition, Aptevo’s technology and related pipeline, collaboration and partnership opportunities, commercial portfolio, milestones, and any other statements containing the words “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “forecasts,” “estimates,” “will” and similar expressions are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on Aptevo’s current intentions, beliefs and expectations regarding future events. Aptevo cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will be accurate. Investors should realize that if underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could differ materially from Aptevo’s expectations. Investors are, therefore, cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this press release, and, except as required by law, Aptevo does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement to reflect new information, events or circumstances.

    There are a number of important factors that could cause Aptevo’s actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including a deterioration in Aptevo’s business or prospects; adverse developments in research and development; adverse developments in the U.S. or global capital markets, credit markets or economies generally; and changes in regulatory, social and political conditions. Additional risks and factors that may affect results are set forth in Aptevo’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed on March 13, 2018 and its subsequent reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. The foregoing sets forth many, but not all, of the factors that could cause actual results to differ from Aptevo’s expectations in any forward-looking statement.

    *Source: *
    Aptevo Therapeutics
    Stacey Jurchison
    Senior Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
    206-859-6628 / JurchisonS@apvo.com
      

    (1)  https://www.cancer.org/cancer/acute-myeloid-leukemia/about/key-statistics.html

    (2)  Global Data; Data represent the therapeutics segment only. Incident Cases (N) represent the number of Diagnosed Incident cases of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Forecast data for epidemiology parameters are based on EpiCast model which provides data for the 16MM (US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and South Korea).

    (3)  Decision Resources; Data represents male and female patients of all ages from the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Reported by GlobeNewswire 8 hours ago.

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    MILAN (AP) — Italy's populist leaders say they back a revised budget submitted by Premier Giuseppe Conte to the EU Commission, following comments by the EU's top finance official that the changes are "insufficient."Matteo Salvini... Reported by New Zealand Herald 8 hours ago.

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    MILAN (AP) — Italian news agency ANSA is reporting that anti-terrorism agents have arrested a Somalian citizen on terrorism-related charges in the southern city of Bari.ANSA said the agents made the arrest on Thursday because they... Reported by New Zealand Herald 8 hours ago.

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    Crop Infrastructure Corp (CSE:CROP) (OTCMKTS:CRXPF ) said Thursday that its Italian cannabidiol greenhouse has been upgraded and is ready for the 2019 growing season. The Vancouver-based cannabis company said in a press release that it and partner XHemplar are working with Italian agencies to import cannabidiol genetics for the 87,120-square-foot facility that the companies own. Crop added that discussions are underway with an Italian pharmaceutical company regarding the 2019 harvests. READ: Cannabis companies heartened as New York weighs legalization and US farm bill nears passage "Italy is our bridgehead into Europe,” Crop CEO Michael Yorke said in a statement. ”Our Italian partners are making significant progress on multiple fronts to ensure that the European operations are running at full capacity to take full advantage of the rapidly growing demand there.” The new facility has a perimeter security fence and is finishing a close-circuit TV security system. The hemp cannabidiol market could reach C$22 million by 2022, according to Crop, citing figures from analysts at the Chicago-based Brightfield Group. Shares of Crop climbed C$0.02 to C$0.42 in Thursday’s Canadian trading. They gained US$0.02 to US$0.31 on the OTC Markets. Earlier this month, Crop said it had begun development of a greenhouse and outdoor farm in Nevada.   Contact Dennis Fitzgerald at dennis@proactiveinvestors.com Reported by Proactive Investors 7 hours ago.

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    Ramkumar Ramanathan completed because the runner-up in his first ultimate at the ATP International Excursion, a grass courtroom match in Newport previous this yr whilst Prajnesh surprised International No.23 Dennis Shapovalov at the grass within the opening spherical of the Stuttgart Open. The Italians, led by way of international No 13 Fabio Fognini are awesome … Reported by The News Articles 6 hours ago.

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    Italy's surprise decision to sharply cut its budget deficit goal does little to solve the problems of its finances and a conflict over EU fiscal rules, but may serve the real purpose of easing market pressure and playing for time. Reported by Reuters 6 hours ago.

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    Vatican City, Dec 13, 2018 / 09:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told a Catholic media group Thursday to be avenues of God’s peace, sharing the stories of the poor, the least, and the voiceless.

    “In your profession you can be ‘living channels’ of spirituality before God and before all your listeners and viewers,” the pope told collaborators of the Italy-based Catholic broadcasting network Telepace.

    “I renew, then, the invitation to ‘promote a journalism of peace,”” he said, quoting his 2018 message for World Communications Day. “A journalism created by people for people, one that is at the service of all, especially those – and they the majority in our world – who have no voice.”

    Francis addressed the group Dec. 13, for their 40th anniversary, in the Vatican's Clementine Hall. Since 1990, at the request of St. John Paul II, the network has broadcast Vatican events such as the general audience, the Angelus, and papal Masses.

    Praising the network, the pope said he wanted to urge three commitments in journalism – the first, to be “antennas of spirituality.” The TV antenna has a beautiful symbolism, he said, because of its “dual function of emitting and receiving a signal.”

    Broadcast journalism should be a voice for the voiceless, he stressed; above all for the poor, the least, and the excluded. “Never forget them, the poor next door!” he said, praising the network’s program about inmates on death row in Texas. This “is the spirituality of charity!” he said.

    Urging journalists to consider how they can teach the Gospel to the young, he stated that he would like the media to “pay more attention to young people, not only by telling their failures but also their dreams and their hopes!”

    Doing this, he said, is a matter of being witnesses of God’s Word.

    He also warned the media against letting their storytelling ever devolve into gossip, which undermines human community and sows “envy, jealousy, and lust for power.”

    “It is important, therefore, to communicate responsibly, also thinking about how much bad you can do with language, with chatter, with rumors,” he said. Reported by CNA 5 hours ago.

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    From the exclusive enclave of Kukuiula to neighborhoods at Poipu Beach, Kapaa and Hanalei, the Local Collection offers a slice of island life to visitors.

    POIPU BEACH, Hawaii (PRWEB) December 13, 2018

    A new collection of Kauai vacation rentals, announced by The Parrish Collection Kauai, offers guests a more personal and local feel when visiting the island. Ideal for those who have ever dreamed of living on Kauai, the Local Collection features properties in neighborhoods with eclectic personalities and easy access to Kauai beaches.

    Rather than staying at Kauai resorts, guests can select properties from boutique condos near Brennecke Beach to neighborhoods like Princeville, Popiu Beach Estates and now Kapaa. All neighborhoods are zoned for vacation rentals and Local Collection properties feature signature amenities from Parrish Kauai.

    Profile of Local Collection Properties and Neighborhoods.

    Rates start at $150 nightly (tax, cleaning and processing fees extra). Included in the Local Collection are properties with private swimming pools, oceanfront settings, air-conditioning, and locations next to Kauai golf courses. Each neighborhood displays its own individual charm and draws inspiration from the surrounding landscape. Examples include the following:

    Anini - Enjoy oceanfront living near the longest and widest reef in the Hawaiian Islands.

    Hanalei - Walk to one of the best beaches in the USA in one direction, and town shops or restaurants in the other.

    Kapaa - New oceanfront boutique resort, Hale Awapuhi, starts the East Shore Collection by Parrish Kauai.

    Kukuiula - Upscale luxury, tropical glamour and walking areas bring out the best features of this South Shore Kauai neighborhood.

    Poipu Beach - Choose neighborhoods convenient to beaches and golf, with The Shops at Kukuiula nearby.

    Princeville - Neighborhood includes pedestrian friendly paths, golf course and trail access to sandy beaches.

    Guests have the personal freedom that comes with staying in a local community combined with the advantages of renting from the largest vacation rental company on Kauai. These include a complimentary 24-hour response team, guest concierge to help plan Kauai activities, WiFi for easy connectivity, Hawaii inspired Parrish Ocean bath products made in Italy, and their exclusive custom roast Kauai coffee.

    About The Parrish Collection Kauai – Purveyor of Professionally Managed Luxe Kauai Vacation Rentals.

    Their distinguished and unique collection of properties on South Shore Kauai, North Shore Kauai, East Shore Kauai and Westside is complemented with dedicated and friendly staff committed on delivering the finest services of hospitality and lodging experiences. The Parrish Collection Kauai has been serving guests and owners since 1984 and now has five offices on Kauai with convenient locations in Koloa, Princeville and Poipu Beach. Parrish Kauai also manages the classic oceanfront Poipu Kapili Resort, time-honored Nihi Kai Villas and ever popular Waikomo Stream Villas.

    For their best available Kauai rates, online direct booking and property information, see the Parrish Kauai website or call 800-325-5701. Visit their live Kauai webcam too that features views of the Poipu Beach coastline and beautiful Kauai sunsets. Reported by PRWeb 5 hours ago.

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    A quirky French SUV you’ve probably never heard of has a dashboard strikingly similar to the one in Tesla's Model 3 — take a look (TSLA)· The Tesla Model 3 is famous for its minimal interior and single, central touchscreen.
    · Other automakers are moving the same direction as Tesla with their designs.
    · They aren't common in the US, but I found a very Model 3-esque setup in a Citroën C4 Cactus in Rome.
    · The Citroën C4 Cactus is a quirky French compact crossover SUV. The reaction that a lot of people have when they first slip into a Tesla Model 3 is one of mild shock that there isn't an instrument panel, nor much in the way of controls — just a large, central touchscreen that pretty much runs everything.

    Revolutionary? Sort of. 

    Minimizing visual instrumentation and in-car controls isn't new, but Tesla has taken it to an extreme.

    Other automakers have also taken the plunge. I was reminded of this recently when I visited Rome, rented a car, and wound up at a Citroën dealership. Citroën, in case you were wondering, is a French carmaker that's been around since the early 20th century and has created some iconic vehicles, most famously the DS, which arrived in the mid-1950s.

    *Read more*: I drove a $29,000 Honda Insight hybrid to see how it stacks up against the mighty Toyota Prius — here's what I discovered.

    Citroën now sells a variety of modern vehicles, and one of the more interesting is the C4 Cactus, a small crossover SUV that has rubbery pillows on its sides, intended to alleviate scratches.

    I didn't rent one of these in Italy, but while I was waiting around at the dealership for a ride to an airport hotel after I returned my car, I checked out a bunch of vehicles I never see in the US. The C4 Cactus stood out. And it wasn't just because of the padded sides.

    Here's a closer look at the C4 Cactus and other Tesla Model 3-esque minimalist interiors. 

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    -The Tesla Model 3! I reviewed the car a few months back.-

    *Read the review.*-The Model 3's interior is insanely minimal. Almost no knobs or buttons, with the majority of functions handled by the center touchscreen.--Personally, I liked it. Takes some getting used to, but after a few days, you wonder why other vehicles are such buttonfests.-
    See the rest of the story at Business Insider Reported by Business Insider 5 hours ago.

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    LIVE SCORES: All the goals as they go in Follow games in the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, France and beyond with Goal's extensive match coverage! Reported by Goal.com 5 hours ago.

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    Dublin, Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Metering Pumps Market by Type (Diaphragm, Piston/Plunger), End-Use Industry (Water Treatment, Petrochemicals, Oil & Gas, Chemical Processing, Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverages, Pulp & Paper), and Region - Global Forecast to 2023" report has been added to *ResearchAndMarkets.com's* offering.The metering pumps market is projected to reach USD 5.22 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2016 to 2021.Metering pumps used in several end-use industries such as, water treatment, chemical processing, pharmaceuticals, food & beverages, pulp & paper, petrochemicals, and oil & gas industries. The increasing usage of metering pumps across these industries is expected to drive the market for the metering pump in near future.

    Metering pumps are divided into three categories, namely, diaphragm, piston/plunger and others. Diaphragm type of metering pump is the most-preferred pump for chemical injection or dosing purpose due to its safe, precise, and efficient operations. Furthermore, in diaphragm metering pumps, there are no moving parts in direct contact with fluid except valves and it can also handle fluids with some solid materials without any corrosion or damage to the pumps.

    Rising use of metering pumps in the water treatment industry has led to an increased demand for metering pumps, globally. Asia-Pacific is estimated to be the largest market for metering pumps, followed by Europe. China accounted for the largest share in Asia-Pacific till 2021 and is expected to be the fastest-growing market for metering pumps during the forecast period.Major producers of metering pumps, such as Injection Technical Control Incorporation (Spain), Lewa GmbH (Germany), Prominent Dosiertechnik GmbH (Germany), Seko S.P.A. (Italy), Seepax GmbH (Germany), and SPX Flow Technology Norderstedt GmbH (Germany) are located in the Europe.

    Companies are investing in developing new and advanced products to strengthen their product portfolio and cater to the increasing demand for metering pumps. For instance, IDEX subsidiary Pulsafeeder launched PULSAPRO line of hydraulic actuated diaphragm metering pump. This pump with the improved feature will target the downstream oil & gas, chemical processing, and water treatment industries.

    Companies such as IDEX Corporation (U.S.), Injection Technical Control Incorporation (Spain), Lewa GmbH (Germany), Mcfarland-Tritan LLC (U.S.), Milton Roy Company (U.S.), Prominent Dosiertechnik GmbH (Germany), Seko S.P.A. (Italy), Swelore Engineering Private Limited (India), Seepax GmbH (Germany), and SPX Flow Technology Norderstedt GmbH (Germany) adopted the expansions, merger & acquisitions, agreements and new product developments strategies to expand their market share and distribution network in the metering pumps market from 2012 to 2016.

    *Key Topics Covered:**1 Introduction*
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Unit Considered
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

    *2 Research Methodology*
    2.1 Research Data
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
    2.3 Data Triangulation
    2.4 Assumptions

    *3 Executive Summary *

    *4 Premium Insights*
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Metering Pumps Market
    4.2 APAC Metering Pumps Market, By Type and Country
    4.3 Metering Pumps Market, By Major Countries

    *5 Market Overview*
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Dynamics
    5.2.1 Drivers
    5.2.1.1 Stringent Government Regulations Regarding Water Treatment
    5.2.1.2 High Growth in End-Use Industries
    5.2.1.2.1 Rising Demand for Metering Pumps in the Oil & Gas Industry
    5.2.1.2.2 Growing Need for Water/Wastewater Treatment
    5.2.1.2.3 Increasing Demand for Pharmaceutical Products
    5.2.1.3 Demand for Digital Pumping Solutions
    5.2.2 Restraints
    5.2.2.1 Maturity of North American and European Markets
    5.2.3 Opportunities
    5.2.3.1 Expansion of Chemical Plant Capacities
    5.2.3.2 Increasing Demand for Superior Quality, Reliable, and Accurate Metering Systems
    5.2.4 Challenges
    5.2.4.1 Price Sensitivity of End Users and Lack of Knowledge
    5.2.4.2 Growing Customization Demand From Consumers
    5.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
    5.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
    5.3.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    5.3.3 Threat of Substitutes
    5.3.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
    5.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    *6 Metering Pumps Market, By Type*
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Diaphragm
    6.2.1 Safe, Precise, and Efficient Operations are Driving Factors for Diaphragm Metering Pumps Market
    6.3 Piston/Plunger
    6.3.1 The Demand for Piston/Plunger Metering Pumps is Driven By It Highly Efficient and Low Maintenance Characteristics
    6.4 Others
    6.4.1 Increasing Use in Food & Beverage and Pharmaceuticals are Driving the Demand for Other Metering Pumps

    *7 Metering Pumps Market, By End-Use Industry*
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Water & Wastewater Treatment
    7.2.1 Lack of Fresh Water and Increase in Industrial Water Consumption and Discharge are Driving the Demand for Metering Pumps in Water & Wastewater Treatment
    7.3 Petrochemicals, Oil & Gas
    7.3.1 Growing Population and Increasing Demand for Energy are Driving the Demand for Metering Pumps in Petrochemicals, Oil & Gas Industry
    7.4 Chemical Processing
    7.4.1 Increasing Consumption of Water in Chemical Production is Driving the Demand for Metering Pumps in Chemical Processing
    7.5 Pharmaceuticals
    7.5.1 Stricter Regulations and Increasing Focus Towards Bioproducts are Driving the Demand for Metering Pumps in Pharmaceuticals
    7.6 Food & Beverage
    7.6.1 Growing Population and Increasing Demand for Processed Food are Driving the Demand for Metering Pumps in Food & Beverage
    7.7 Pulp & Paper
    7.7.1 Increasing Application of Paper in Packaging & Printing Industry is Driving the Demand for Metering Pumps in Pulp & Paper
    7.8 Others

    *8 Metering Pumps Market, By Region*
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 North America
    8.2.1 US
    8.2.1.1 The Recent Increase in Oil Production Activities and Rising Demand for Potable Drinking Water is Boosting the Demand for Metering Market
    8.2.2 Canada
    8.2.2.1 The Introduction of Digital Technologies in the Country is Driving the Metering Pumps Market
    8.2.3 Mexico
    8.2.3.1 The Increasing Demand for Clean Water From the Agriculture Sector is Expected to Drive the Demand for Metering Pumps
    8.3 APAC
    8.3.1 China
    8.3.1.1 The Rising Demand for Water Treatment Projects and Growth of the Industrial Sector are Fueling the Growth of the Metering Pumps Market
    8.3.2 India
    8.3.2.1 The Increasing Investments in Infrastructure and Government Initiatives are Expected to Impact the Market Growth Positively
    8.3.3 Japan
    8.3.3.1 The Growing Water Demand From Both Industrial and Commercial Entities are Increasing the Demand for Metering Pumps
    8.3.4 South Korea
    8.3.4.1 The Country's Large Industrial Base and Stringent Effluent Standards are Driving the Metering Pumps Market
    8.3.5 Australia
    8.3.5.1 The Growing Water Treatment and Oil & Gas Drilling Activities are Driving the Demand for Metering Pumps
    8.3.6 Indonesia
    8.3.6.1 The Major Focus on the Water Supply to the Low-Income Class Population of the Country is Driving the Market
    8.3.7 Rest of APAC
    8.4 Europe
    8.4.1 Germany
    8.4.1.1 The Increasing Demand for Water From the Chemical Industry and the Growing Pharmaceuticals Industry are Expected to Drive the Demand for Metering Pumps
    8.4.2 UK
    8.4.2.1 The Presence of the Growing Water Treatment and Petrochemicals, Oil & Gas Industries is Expected to Drive the Metering Pumps Market
    8.4.3 France
    8.4.3.1 The Increasing Focus Toward Advanced Water Treatment Technology and the Growing Food & Beverages Industry are Driving the Metering Pumps Market
    8.4.4 Italy
    8.4.4.1 The Rising Demand for Water From Agriculture and Industrial Applications are Boosting the Demand for Metering Pumps
    8.4.5 Rest of Europe
    8.5 Middle East & Africa
    8.5.1 South Africa
    8.5.1.1 The Growing Government Focus on Water Treatment Needs is Boosting the Demand for Metering Pumps
    8.5.2 Saudi Arabia
    8.5.2.1 The Rising Need for Fresh Water is Driving the Demand for Metering Pumps
    8.5.3 Rest of the Middle East & Africa
    8.6 South America
    8.6.1 Brazil
    8.6.1.1 The Increasing Industrialization and Untreated Industrial Wastes are Increasing the Need for Water Treatment, Which, in Turn, is Driving the Market
    8.6.2 Argentina
    8.6.2.1 The Growing Need for Water Treatment Facilities to Drive the Demand for Metering Pumps
    8.6.3 Rest of South America

    *9 Competitive Landscape*
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Ranking of Key Players
    9.2.1 Milton Roy
    9.2.2 Prominent
    9.2.3 IDEX Corporation
    9.2.4 Lewa
    9.2.5 Grundfos (Denmark)
    9.3 Competitive Scenario
    9.3.1 Expansion
    9.3.2 New Product Development
    9.3.3 Merger & Acquisition

    *10 Competitive Intelligence*
    10.1 Water Treatment Industry
    10.1.1 Milton Roy
    10.1.2 Prominent
    10.1.3 IDEX Corporation (Pulsafeeder)
    10.2 Oil & Gas
    10.2.1 Lewa
    10.2.2 Milton Roy
    10.2.3 IDEX Corporation (Pulsafeeder)
    10.3 Chemical Processing
    10.3.1 Prominent
    10.3.2 Milton Roy
    10.3.3 IDEX Corporation (Pulsafeeder)

    *11 Company Profiles*· Dover Corporation
    · Flowrox
    · Graco Inc.
    · Grundfos
    · IDEX Corporation
    · Injection Technical Control Incorporation
    · Lewa
    · Mcfarland-Tritan LLC
    · Milton Roy
    · Prominent
    · SPX Flow Technology Norderstedt GmbH
    · Seepex GmbH
    · Seko S.P.A
    · Swelore Engineering Private Limited
    · Verder Group
    · Wanner Engineering
    · Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group

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    The new Collaborative Suite will initially consist of two digital collaboration products: *PolyWorks|DataLoop™* and *PolyWorks|PMI+Loop™*.

    *Digitally interconnecting users of 3D measurement data with **PolyWorks|DataLoop**™*

    Over the past 15 years, industrial manufacturing organizations have discovered that 3D measurement devices are particularly useful during the product-development phase, because the design of the parts and the associated fabrication tools are constantly evolving. Today, with the rapidly increasing use of 3D measurement technologies at all stages of the product-engineering and fabrication processes, these organizations are struggling with the management and sharing of a panoply of large data files resulting from acquired 3D measurements, metrology analysis, and reporting results. Most users store inspection projects on their local hard drives and manually exchange files over a network or using USB sticks, with the inefficiencies and potential for mistakes that are inherent with such methods.

    To solve these data-management issues and digitally interconnect all users of 3D measurement data, InnovMetric now offers the PolyWorks|DataLoop digital data storage solution that stores, manages, and shares PolyWorks inspection and reverse-engineering projects using a customer’s existing PLM solution. It also offers a universal Web interface to monitor, visualize, and analyze the 3D metrology contents stored on the PLM from any PC or mobile device. InnovMetric has chosen to connect to existing customer PLM systems because they offer all the required technical characteristics and they are already used by a significant number of PolyWorks customers. 

    *Transforming traditional waterfall measurement planning into a bidirectional collaborative process with **PolyWorks|PMI+Loop**™*

    The Collaborative Suite will also offer a second product to extend digital connectivity to the design team and implement bidirectional collaborative measurement planning processes. Today, design and manufacturing teams use either 2D prints or 3D CAD models with Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) to define 3D measurement plans that are used by quality-control specialists to inspect parts and tools. However, when modifications to the measurement plans are made by the quality-control specialists, they have no way to easily feed their changes back to the design team.

    PolyWorks|PMI+Loop ensures complete interoperability and bidirectionality between PolyWorks and the customer’s existing CAD platform. It offers CAD software add-ins that provide the capability to:

    · Create and review PolyWorks 3D measurement plans within their existing CAD environment
    · Import measurement plans modified within PolyWorks directly back into the CAD software

    *PolyWorks**: The smart 3D metrology digital ecosystem* 

    Combining the Metrology Suite and the Collaborative Suite, PolyWorks now offers software solutions that cover all 3D metrology-related enterprise processes. From the acquisition of 3D measurement data, to the analysis and sharing of 3D measurements results within an entire manufacturing organization, PolyWorks is a smart 3D metrology ecosystem that provides: 

    · A *universal platform* that interfaces with any type of 3D metrology measurement device, offers a universal workflow for performing all inspection tasks, and allows deploying universal inspection projects that can be played on any device.
    · *Digital connectivity* that interconnects all the teams involved in the product development process and injects 3D measurement information into the key enterprise software systems (such as Product Lifecycle Management, Product Data Management, Computer-Assisted Design).
    · *Bidirectional workflows* that maximize teamwork efficiency by eliminating traditional waterfall processes.

    For more information or to evaluate a Collaborative Suite product, contact InnovMetric or its network of Master distributors.

    *About InnovMetric*

    Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Quebec, QC, Canada, with subsidiaries worldwide, InnovMetric Software Inc. is the leading provider of universal 3D metrology software solutions. The world’s largest industrial manufacturing organizations (Toyota, GM, Volkswagen, Honda, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier, Apple, and many more) trust InnovMetric’s PolyWorks® software solutions and associated technical services to maximize the benefits of 3D measurement technologies for their engineering and manufacturing applications.

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    *Email:* pcastera@innovmetric.com

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