Alex Blowers appointed as new chair of INCA

The body representing the challenger internet network providers also welcomes CityFibre back into membership London, UK, 15 January – INCA’s board has appointed CityFibre’s head of regulation to be the association’s new Chair. Alex Blowers is one of the biggest hitters in policy and regulation in the sector and his appointment will add significant depth… Read More »

3T Software Labs launches Data Masking and Reschema in Studio 3T

New security automation tool makes it easier for developers to reduce risk around data loss during breaches BERLIN, GERMANY: 13th January 2021 – 3T Software Labs, the independent MongoDB tools company, today announced the addition of new security and management tools to the company’s flagship Studio 3T client for MongoDB. Alongside Data Masking for data… Read More »

Brisbane lockdown ‘won’t solve problem’

A leading Australian infectious disease expert has criticised Greater Brisbane’s snap three-day-lockdown, saying it was an “unreasonable” over-reaction that “won’t solve the problem”. The city’s 2.2 million residents have been under strict stay-at-home orders since 6pm on Friday, with an announcement to be made on Monday morning as to whether the restrictions will ease later… Read More »

Confirmit announces intention to merge with FocusVision

London, UK, Oslo, Norway and New York, NY, 7th January 2021 – Confirmit, a leading provider of solutions that enable Market Research, Customer Experience and Employee Engagement teams to turn insights into stories that fuel action, announced today its intention to merge with FocusVision, a leading provider of customer insights technology. The merger is conditioned… Read More »

Meta-analysis finds no real difference in safety and effectiveness between tenofovir formulations

There are no real differences between tenofovir formulations – tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) and tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) – in terms of viral suppression and bone and renal safety, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in AIDS. The newer formulation of the drug (TAF) only showed superiority in terms of efficacy, and then to a modest… Read More »

Dried blood spots have clear advantages over mini tubes when it comes to lab analysis of home collected samples for HIV and syphilis testing

Blood samples taken at home and sent by post to labs to screen for HIV and syphilis are more likely to be successfully processed when the collection technique used is dried blood spots rather than mini tubes, investigators from the UK report in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Close to 95% of dried blood spot samples were… Read More »