Business Wire

Amit Roy Appointed to Spearhead Newly Launched Global Phosphorus Institute

Share

The newly launched Global Phosphorus Institute (GPI) announced today the appointment of Dr. Amit Roy as Executive Director to develop and lead the Institute. His initial focus will be creating the Consortium for cutting-edge phosphorus research projects, building global coalitions, and establishing research hubs around the world.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210616005021/en/

To view this piece of content from mms.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.

Amit Roy - Executive Director of the GPI (Photo: AETOSWire)

“We are pleased that Amit joins GPI to direct this new global initiative,” said Hicham El Habti, the President of Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco (UM6P) and President of the GPI. “His vast experience combined with his enormous breadth of knowledge, research work and experience in managing the International Fertilizer Development Center are valuable assets to GPI. I am confident that his qualifications will make him succeed in building out this Institute”

Amit Roy has been involved in phosphorus research for more than four decades beginning with his graduate work for a doctoral degree. At the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), he developed new products and processes for conversion of newly discovered phosphate rock into fertilizers along with other activities related to food production and agricultural development.

As CEO of IFDC, he oversaw a number of major publications including Fertilizer Raw Material Resources of Africa, World Phosphate Rock Reserves and Resources and Sustainable Phosphorus Management, A Global Transdisciplinary Roadmap. These publications helped raise global awareness about phosphorus and inspired similar initiatives around the globe. He also launched more than 20 international IFDC branch offices to establish collaborative global research programs and spearheaded the 2006 Africa Fertilizer Summit held in Abuja, Nigeria.

“I am honored and excited to develop GPI into the global convener of all things phosphorus,” said Roy. "This platform will be available to anyone from the local dairy farmer to the climate scientist to the chemistry student to the food manufacturer interested industries because we must ensure that phosphorus, a non-substitutable vital element, is responsibly managed and available for future generations,” said Roy.

*Source: AETOSWire

To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.

Contact information

Zineb Aguisoul
communication@tgpi.org
www.tgpi.org
www.um6p.ma

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Leicester’s Hospitals Awards Deenova a Unit Dose Pharmacy Automation 15 Year Contract2.8.2021 08:00:00 CEST | Press release

Deenova reported today it signed its first ever contract in the United Kingdom, and established operations in Europe’s second largest GDP health care market, with the NHS being the eight largest employer in the world. Deenova was selected by University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust as the best solution amongst 8 of Deenova's competitors in United Kingdom and the United States of America. Claire Ellwood, chief pharmacist at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, said: “We’re proud to be working with Deenova to deploy the first unit dose closed loop medicines management system in the UK. Every year, we administer millions of medication doses so it’s vital our processes are as safe and efficient as possible. The partnership with Deenova will increase automation within our medication processes helping to reduce errors and wastage as well as freeing up staff time for other care and tasks. After a successful pilot, we are pleased to start planning the roll out across our three hospi

AMICOGEN Inc. and Lysando AG Bring Partnership to the Next Level With Ownership Participations in Each Other’s Companies2.8.2021 08:00:00 CEST | Press release

South Korean KOSDAQ listed AMICOGEN Inc. will become the latest shareholder in Lysando AG. The transaction includes an acquisition of shares, a cash contribution to Lysando and a share package to Lysando into AMICOGEN. The deal means an 8% participation of AMICOGEN into Lysando and 2.69% in shares for Lysando into AMICOGEN. The transactions were negotiated with a 300 Mio. Euro evaluation of Lysando. Other shareholders of Lysando continue to be majority owner and Chairman of the Board Markus Graf Matuschka von Greiffenclau, Bangkok based SCG, and Lysando’s employees. The companies have already a productive partnership in place, based on Lysando´s leading platform Artilysin®. It is a globally patented, sustainable and highly effective technology, fighting resistance of microbes, as an alternative to antibiotics and other antimicrobial treatments. „I am very happy and proud to welcome AMICOGEN as a new shareholder of Lysando. AMICOGEN being such a strong and successfully operating CDMO, A

Ipsen and Exicure Enter Into Exclusive Collaboration Targeting Rare Neurodegenerative Disorders2.8.2021 07:00:00 CEST | Press release

Regulatory News: This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210801005028/en/ Disclaimer: Intended for international media and investor audiences only Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) and Exicure Inc. (NASDAQ: XCUR) have signed an exclusive collaboration agreement to research, develop, and commercialize novel Spherical Nucleic Acids (SNAs) as potential investigational treatments for Huntington’s disease and Angelman syndrome. Oligonucleotides are synthetic structures of nucleic acids that can be used to modulate gene expression via a range of processes, including gene activation, inhibition, and splice-modulation. These molecules have demonstrated potential in many different therapeutic areas.1 Achieving efficient oligonucleotide delivery to target organs and tissues, including the brain, remains a major limitation to their use.1,2 Exicure’s SNAs provide distinct chemical and biochemical properties to oligonucleotides. I

Arqit Releases QuantumCloud™ to Deliver Stronger, Simpler Encryption2.8.2021 06:20:00 CEST | Press release

Arqit Limited (“Arqit”), a leader in quantum encryption technology announces the release of the first version of its service, QuantumCloud™ 1.0. This Platform‑as‑a‑Service software enables customers to secure the communications channels and data of any cloud, edge or end-point device. The service combines transformational and unique advances in both quantum and classical cryptography. The release of QuantumCloud™ 1.0 allows customers to secure devices globally by providing a strong device authentication capability, over which is layered the agreement of symmetric keys between authenticated and authorised devices. Importantly, since there are no asymmetric cryptographic primitives used within the trustless key agreement protocol, the keys can be regarded as safe against future attack using Shor’s algorithm running on a quantum computer. A range of other features will be added in future quarters, culminating in the launch of Arqit’s proprietary quantum satellites, which is targeted for 2

Arqit Registration Statement Related to Business Combination With Centricus Acquisition Corp. Declared Effective By SEC2.8.2021 06:04:00 CEST | Press release

Arqit Limited (“Arqit”), a leader in quantum encryption technology today announced the Registration Statement on Form F-4 in connection with the previously announced business combination (the “Business Combination”) with Centricus Acquisition Corp. (“Centricus”) (Nasdaq: CENHU, CENH, CENHUW), a publicly-listed special purpose acquisition company, has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Upon closing, the ordinary shares and warrants of Arqit Quantum Inc., a company formed for purposes of completing the Business Combination, will be listed on NASDAQ under the new ticker symbols “ARQQ” and “ARQQW.” The boards of directors of Arqit and Centricus have unanimously approved the Business Combination, and Centricus has set 9:00 a.m. ET on August 31, 2021 as the time and date for an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders to approve the proposals associated with the Business Combination. The proxy statement/prospectus contains important informatio

Takeda Receives Decision by the Irish Tax Appeals Commission Relating to Tax Assessment on Break Fee Shire Received from AbbVie2.8.2021 01:30:00 CEST | Press release

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced the receipt of a decision by the Irish Tax Appeals Commission on July 30, 2021 (IST) to uphold the Irish Revenue Commissioners’ position related to the treatment of a break fee received by Shire plc (“Shire”) in October 2014 from AbbVie Inc. (“AbbVie”). Shire was acquired by Takeda in January 2019. Takeda intends to challenge this outcome through all available legal means including appealing the decision to the Irish courts. On November 28, 2018, Shire received a tax assessment from the Irish Revenue Commissioners for 398 million EUR. This assessment sought to tax a 1,635 million USD break fee Shire received from AbbVie in connection with the terminated offer to acquire Shire made by AbbVie in 2014. Takeda appealed this assessment, and in late 2020 a hearing took place before the Irish Tax Appeals Commission. While Takeda is continuing to assess the substance of the decision, the company will record a

Square, Inc. Announces Plans to Acquire Afterpay, Strengthening and Enabling Further Integration Between its Seller and Cash App Ecosystems1.8.2021 23:48:00 CEST | Press release

Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) and Afterpay Limited (ASX: APT) today announced that they have entered into a Scheme Implementation Deed under which Square has agreed to acquire all of the issued shares in Afterpay by way of a recommended court-approved Scheme of Arrangement. The transaction has an implied value of approximately US$29 billion (A$39 billion) based on the closing price of Square common stock on July 30, 2021, and is expected to be paid in all stock. The acquisition aims to enable the companies to better deliver compelling financial products and services that expand access to more consumers and drive incremental revenue for merchants of all sizes. The closing of the transaction is expected in the first quarter of calendar year 2022, subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions outlined below. “Square and Afterpay have a shared purpose. We built our business to make the financial system more fair, accessible, and inclusive, and Afterpay has built a trusted brand align