Researchers find new form of Listeria monocytogenes in China

Researchers have detected a highly virulent new form of pathogenic Listeria monocytogenes.
It was identified as the cause of serious diseases in sheep in a remote area of the Chinese province Jiangsu.
An international research group led by the Institute of Medical Microbiology at the Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) said it had found the most virulent representatives of this bacterial species to date. The work was published in the journal Nature Communications.

MyGate raises $56M to bring its security management service to more gated communities in India

MyGate, a Bangalore-based startup that offers security management and convenience service for guard-gated premises, said today it has bagged more than $50 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its footprint in the nation.
Chinese internet giant Tencent, Tiger Global, JS Capital and existing investor Prime Venture Partners funded the three-year-old startup’s $56 million Series B financing round. The new round pushes MyGate’s total fundraise to $67.5 million.

Johnson & Johnson sees $110M talc verdict overturned – Seeking Alpha

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has come under increased pressure as lawsuits proliferate — something the company blamed on its prominence in the marketplace and zealous tort lawyers, CFO Joseph Wolk told Yahoo Finance on Tuesday.
The company posted better-than-expected earnings for the third quarter. Yet amid mushrooming challenges against the drug giant’s involvement in the opioid crisis and its own products on the market, JNJ held its legal reserves steady at $832 million — suggesting the company isn’t worried about the financial fallout.

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