King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre Announces Innovative Clinical Pharmacogenomics

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural phase of its clinical pharmacogenomics service within its Heart Center. This pioneering service leverages the patient's DNA to tailor drug dosages and selections, heralding a new era in healthcare that prioritizes personalized treatment for each individual. This groundbreaking approach is poised to enhance treatment outcomes and reduce potential harm.

KFSH&RC's experts have said that this analysis empowers physicians to prescribe medications customized to each patient, factoring in their unique health conditions and genetic traits. Patients' responses to pharmaceuticals can significantly differ based on their genetic profiles. As a result, what proves effective for one patient may have minimal impact in another. It is worth noting that statistics reveal that 15% of hospital admissions stem from adverse drug reactions, imposing substantial financial and human burdens on healthcare systems across the globe.

This innovative service is a collaborative endeavor between the Centre for Genomic Medicine, Healthcare Information Technology Affairs, and the Pharmaceutical Care Department at KFSH&RC. In its initial phase, this service encompasses six of the most frequently prescribed medications, as determined by hospital data, whose efficacy is known to be influenced by genetic variations.

KFSH&RC has made it clear that it remains committed to expanding the scope of this service progressively, encompassing all hospital departments. This expansion underscores the hospital's unwavering dedication to providing personalized healthcare to every patient, ensuring the utmost level of safety, and minimizing harm, while adhering to the latest globally endorsed scientific practices.

At the Global Health Exhibition held in Riyadh from October 29th to 31st, where KFSH&RC plays a vital role as a strategic health partner, the hospital is set to unveil the innovative service that promises to advance healthcare outcomes in the region.

KFSH&RC stated that it is moving to gradually expand the scope of application of the service to include all medical specialties as part of its commitment to providing personalized health care for each patient at the highest level of safety and prevention of harm and to harness the latest scientifically proven practices around the world.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center is considered among the most prominent in the world in providing specialized health care, a pioneer in innovation, and an advanced medical research and education center. It also seeks to develop medical technologies and raise health care worldwide in partnership with prominent local, regional and international institutions. To achieve world–class service in the clinical, research, and educational fields.

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Gamer Pakistan Launches Audience Testing and Market Research Initiative for Independent Game Developers

HENDERSON, Nev., Oct. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gamer Pakistan Inc. (NASDAQ: GPAK), an early–stage technology and esports company focused on game development and in–game AI community engagement, and organizing esports events in Pakistan, today announced the launch of a new initiative to provide independent game developers with collaborative market research and in–depth audience testing in Pakistan.

Selected independent developers will partner with Gamer Pakistan to test their games, backed by the Company's unparalleled, in–depth insights into the behavior, preferences, and engagement patterns of Pakistani collegiate esports and youth mobile gaming communities. The initiative aims to provide developers with:

  • In–Depth Insights: Utilize proprietary analytics for deep understanding of gamer behavior, preferences, and engagement patterns, thereby allowing for precision fine–tuning of game mechanics, storylines, and monetization strategies.
  • Mass Exposure: Benefit from an extensive network and community engagement to garner widespread attention and constructive feedback.
  • Resource Support: Leverage Gamer Pakistan's technological infrastructure to optimize game performance and user experience.
  • Market Entry Support: With a vast community and industry expertise, Gamer Pakistan aims to significantly streamline and support developer journeys in bringing games to market.

"The aim of this new initiative is not just to test games, but to help independent game developers bring their creations successfully to market," said Jim Knopf, CEO, President & Director of Gamer Pakistan. "Partnering with us will offer developers a unique opportunity to access a thriving and passionate market in Pakistan. With nearly 37 million gamers, Pakistan has one of the highest concentrations of the key gaming and esports demographic in the world with ~65% of the country's 207 million population under the age of 30. Our exclusive access to a 1.96 million market audience of Pakistan students will provide a fantastic cohort of testers for developers to refine and improve their new games. We look forward to working with initiative participants and empowering them with the insights, support and exposure needed to optimize games for commercial launch."

How to Apply

Independent game developers interested in this collaborative initiative are invited to submit their applications through the official Gamer Pakistan website. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a detailed discussion and potential onboarding.

About Gamer Pakistan

Gamer Pakistan Inc. (NASDAQ: GPAK), is an esports event development and product marketing company that was founded in November 2021 to create college, inter–university and professional esports events for all genders in Pakistan. Gamer Pakistan believes it is rapidly becoming the premiere university esports partner for secondary education institutions in Pakistan. Gamer Pakistan creates the formats and events to provide a competitive environment in which to unearth and nurture budding esports talent at the collegiate level. Operations are conducted through its subsidiary, K2 Gamer (PVT) Ltd., and affiliate Elite Sports Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. For more information visit

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Hitachi Energy acquires eks Energy

Zurich, Switzerland, Oct. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hitachi Energy, a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all, announced today that it has acquired a controlling stake of eks [...] Read more »