Worldwide Industry for Track and Trace Solutions to 2028 – Growing Demand from Emerging Regions

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec 4, 2020–

The “Global Track and Trace Solutions Market 2019-2028” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

As per this report, the global market for track and trace solutions is predicted to exhibit a CAGR of 12.75% during the estimated period of 2019-2028.

Factors such as the growing number of counterfeit drugs, coupled with favorable regulations for serialization implementation, are motivating the growth of the studied market during the forecast period. Furthermore, blockchain adoption and rising demand from emerging countries, are opening multiple opportunities for the track and trace solutions market in the same period.

However, the high costs of solutions and lack of common standards, are significantly weighing down the progress of the track and trace solutions market globally.

The global track and trace solutions market covers North America, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.

Geographically, North America holds the largest market for track

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Covid-19 Is derailing cancer clinical trials. Is new technology required to get them back on track?

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The coronavirus pandemic has affected every aspect of American healthcare. Some have postponed medical, dental or vision appointments for themselves or family members out of fear of contracting the virus. Many providers have deferred nonessential visits to slow the pandemic’s spread and keep critical staff available to treat patients with Covid-19.

The clinical trial cycle is also experiencing significant disruption. One leading oncology practice publication notes that new cancer diagnoses are down 37% since the pandemic began, and IQVIA data shows that “22 million people postponed cancer screening tests and 80,000 patients delayed or missed diagnoses.” (IQVIA is an investor in Inteliquet, the company I lead as president and COO).

How do we ensure that the right patient can still access the right drug at the right time, at a time when many oncology clinical trials which would provide a much-needed treatment option have been delayed?

A Cancer Diagnosis Has

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UBER driver data helps track and potentially alleviate urban traffic congestion — ScienceDaily

A new machine learning algorithm is poised to help urban transportation analysts relieve bottlenecks and chokepoints that routinely snarl city traffic.

The tool, called TranSEC, was developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to help urban traffic engineers get access to actionable information about traffic patterns in their cities.

Currently, publicly available traffic information at the street level is sparse and incomplete. Traffic engineers generally have relied on isolated traffic counts, collision statistics and speed data to determine roadway conditions. The new tool uses traffic datasets collected from UBER drivers and other publicly available traffic sensor data to map street-level traffic flow over time. It creates a big picture of city traffic using machine learning tools and the computing resources available at a national laboratory.

“What’s novel here is the street level estimation over a large metropolitan area,” said Arif Khan, a PNNL computer scientist who

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Researchers successfully track ‘bottle tags’ through Ganges River system into Bay of Bengal — ScienceDaily

A new study demonstrates the potential for plastic bottles tagged with tracking devices to deepen our understanding of how plastic pollution moves through rivers. Emily Duncan of the University of Exeter, U.K., and colleagues present this research in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on Dec 2, 2020.

Plastic pollution threatens natural ecosystems and human health worldwide. Previous research suggests that rivers transport up to 80 percent of the plastic pollution found in oceans. However, while ocean modeling and tracking technology have revealed detailed insights into how plastic litter moves and accumulates within oceans, river transport of plastic pollution remains poorly understood.

To help address this knowledge gap, Duncan and colleagues developed a new, low-cost, open-source tracking method that uses reclaimed 500 mL plastic bottles to house custom-designed electronics, allowing the bottles to be tracked via GPS cellular networks and satellite technology. These “bottle tags” mimic plastic beverage bottles, in the

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The Technology 202: ACLU sues DHS over purchase of cellphone location data used to track immigrants

It’s critical we uncover how federal agencies are accessing bulk databases of Americans’ location data and why,” Nathan Freed Wessler, senior staff attorney with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, said in a statement. “There can be no accountability without transparency.

Senate Democrats, such as privacy advocate Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), had written a letter to DHS asking for more information on how such data was being used. On Wednesday morning, they disclosed that the department’s inspector general would take up the matter.

“If federal agencies are tracking American citizens without warrants, the public deserves answers and accountability,” Wyden said in a statement. “I won’t accept anything less than a thorough and swift inspector general investigation that sheds light on CBP’s phone location data surveillance program.”

The lawsuit highlights how the explosion of private-sector data and location-tracking services can be leveraged by the government. 

Government agencies typically

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Microsoft Announced a ‘Productivity’ Feature That Lets Managers Keep Track of Everything You Do. It Didn’t Go Over Well

One of the most challenging things about the shift over the last eight months to working remotely is how we all measure productivity. In the past, managers could often see exactly what an employee was working on since they often worked in close proximity to each other. That’s not the case when we’re all working remotely.

Actually, calling it a shift is probably not entirely accurate. It was more of a sudden–and, in many cases–painful reaction to a world that had changed almost literally overnight, as companies were forced to send their employees to work from home. It’s also not likely to change any time soon.

Figuring out how to stay productive under those circumstances has been a challenge, to say the least. In many cases, people are simply trying to figure out the best way to balance work, life, and everything else that comes with keeping your family safe

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Visitors track down mystery desert monolith in Utah

Some intrepid visitors have been flocking to a remote part of southern Utah in a bid to be among the first to see the mystery metal monolith.



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The structure in the Red Rock desert was first discovered last week from the air by a helicopter pilot and wildlife officers who were carrying out an annual count of bighorn sheep.

They did not share its coordinates, hoping to put people off trying to make their own pilgrimages in case they got lost in the remote area. But for some, the intrigue was overwhelming.

Related: Theories abound over mystery metal monolith found in Utah

Around 48 hours after news of their finding was made public, pictures appeared on Instagram of people who had managed to find it.

Gallery: Lost in labyrinths: world’s most magnificent mazes (StarsInsider)

Among them was David Surber, 33, a former US

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Singapore-Arcturus coronavirus vaccine candidate on track for 2021 delivery

Arcturus Therapeutics is co-developing a vaccine candidate for Covid-19 in collaboration with Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, called ARCT-021.

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SINGAPORE — A Covid-19 vaccine candidate co-developed by Singapore scientists has shown positive interim results and could be available as early as 2021.

That’s according to American biopharmaceutical firm Arcturus Therapeutics, which is working with scientists from Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, to develop the vaccine.

Early this month, Arcturus announced positive interim clinical study results from its ongoing Phase 1/2 study of its vaccine candidate, ARCT-021.

“One of the unique advantages of the Arcturus vaccine is that it’s a low-dose vaccine, projected to be 7.5 micrograms, which is a much smaller dose than other vaccine prospects currently being evaluated,” Joseph Payne, President and CEO of Arcturus Therapeutics, told CNBC in an interview two weeks ago.

He highlighted that this could possibly yield more

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Apple on Track for Strong Holiday Sales for AirPods, IPhone 12, Analyst Says

Apple  (AAPL) – Get Report is likely to see the AirPods and IPhone 12 flying off the shelves this holiday shopping season, a Wedbush analyst said Wednesday. 

Shares of the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant were up nearly 1% to $116.15 on Wednesday morning.

Analyst Daniel Ives, who has an outperform rating on Apple with a $150 price target, said that “as we head into Black Friday and the start of holiday shopping season we are seeing a surge of consumer demand for Apple’s AirPods Pro with some good discounts on the horizon.”

Ives estimates that Apple will sell sell roughly 18 million AirPods during the course of the next month and is on pace to yet again be “a clear star” of Black Friday and the holiday season.

“We estimate that Apple is on pace to sell over 90 million AirPods units in 2020 and is now on

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Are We On Track For Shippageddon? CarParts.com Exec Says Ship Now

With just a few days until Thanksgiving, you will begin to hear about Shippageddon very soon. The term, which seems to have been coined around the turn of the century, refers to an overextension of our shipping resources to the point in which delays occur. As the 2020 holiday season approaches, many experts are forecasting delays as more shoppers this year are expected to forgo the mall in favor of online shopping, which will only add to the volume. Shipping companies are expecting a deluge and, in UPS’s case, have sent out a reminder of shipping deadlines.

We spoke with David Kear, VP of warehouse operations for CarParts.com in early November. At the time, Kear said e-commerce was up 150%, while usually early November is considered an off-peak period. Below are excerpts from that conversation:

Todd Wasserman: Is the increase in

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