Estonia’s ride-sharing service provider Bolt launches e-scooter in 45 cities

On Wednesday, Estonia’s Bolt, a ride-sharing service provider, launched its own electric scooter model with the aim of launching the scooter service in more than 45 cities this summer. The Estonian company has grabbed business from Uber in many major African and Eastern Europe cities. Bolt has more than 30 million users in over 35…

Roche increase gene therapy footprint with $1.5 billion licensing deal with Sarepta Therapeutics

On Monday, in a statement Roche said, it has entered into a $1.15 billion licensing deal with Sarepta Therapeutics to obtain the right to launch and commercialize Sarepta’s investigational gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) outside the United States. Roche will be making an upfront payment of $750 million in cash and $400 million…

Brazil signs technology safeguard agreement with the U.S.

In a development that paves the way for U.S. companies to use Brazil’s Alcantara base in the Northeastern-state of Maranhao to launch satellites, the Brazilian Senate has approved the ratification of an agreement signed earlier this year to safeguard U.S. space and defense technology. The agreement was earlier signed in March 2019 during an official…