ABB Enhances Portfolio of High-Speed Industrial Robots With Codian Acquisition

Strategic buy builds on industry-leading food and beverage, pharmaceutical and logistics portfolio

ABB has acquired Codian Robotics B.V., a leading provider of delta robots, which are used primarily for high-precision pick and place applications. Codian Robotics’ offering includes a hygienic design line, ideal for hygiene-sensitive industries including food and beverage and pharmaceuticals. With the transaction, ABB is accelerating its engagement in the growing field of delta robots.

Codian Robotics is located in Ede, Netherlands and employs 20 people globally. The company will continue to serve its customers directly. The acquisition was signed and closed on October 1, 2020 and both parties agreed not to disclose any details regarding the purchase price.

“Our acquisition underscores our focus on breakthrough technology, helping our customers to fully realize the potential of automation and increase their flexibility in a rapidly changing business landscape,” said Sami Atiya, President of ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation. “Codian

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Sirius Group Enhances Its Global Business Technology Team; Creates New Global Leadership Structure

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq:SG) (“Sirius Group” or the “Company”) today announced that it has enhanced its Global Business Technology (GBT) team through the enhancement and realignment of its global management structure. This expansion will enable the firm to advance innovative solutions for its customers, improve operational efficiencies and further reduce costs and redundancies.

This restructuring is the final phase in Sirius Group’s GBT transformation which began in late 2019 when Beth Boucher, Global Chief Information Officer (CIO), was hired to provide strategic IT leadership and direction for Sirius Group and its global business segments with the focus on delivering technology solutions to drive innovation throughout the firm.

“Since Beth joined Sirius Group last fall, she has been leading an initiative to undertake a thorough review of the firm’s global business technology capabilities with the goal to maximize innovation and operational

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Study enhances research toolbox with a new tool with great potential — ScienceDaily

A novel optical switch makes it possible to precisely control the lifespan of genetic “copies.” These are used by the cell as building instructions for the production of proteins. The method was developed by researchers from the universities of Bonn and Bayreuth. It may significantly advance the investigation of dynamic processes in living cells. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications.

Metaphorically speaking, every human cell contains in its nucleus a huge library of tens of thousands of books, the genes. Each of these books in turn contains the building instructions for a protein. When the cell needs a certain protein, a transcription of the corresponding instructions is made. These transcriptions are called mRNAs (RNA is a slightly modified form of DNA).

A cellular mechanism ensures that the mRNA transcriptions are “shredded” again after a short time. This ensures that the protein is only produced as long

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