SIMS Hospital conducts robotic knee replacement surgery

first_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story By Prabhat Prakash on January 3, 2019 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals SIMS Hospital conducts robotic knee replacement surgery Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19”center_img News Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Share 65 years old patients undergo latest advanced generation robotic intervention in joint replacementDoctors at SIMS Hospital performed two back-to-back successful robotic total knee replacement surgeries, in Tamil Nadu on 65 years old patients, both with severe knee pain for the last 5 years. These surgeries were done using the NAVIO PFS Robotic surgical system, the latest advanced generation robotic intervention in joint replacement (developed in the US) and to the delight of the families, enabled these patients to walk without significant pain within 4 hours of the surgery itself. The surgery was performed successfully by the team lead by  Dr Vijay C Bose, Joint Director and Senior Consultant, Institute of Orthopedics SIMS Hospital,  Dr Pichai Suryanarayanan,  Sr VP, Medical, Joint Director and Senior Consultant, Institute of Orthopedics SIMS Hospital.  Dr Ashok Kumar PS, Senior Consultant, Department of Advanced Joint Replacement Surgery at SIMS Hospital. Kapil Dev, presided over the occasion of formal launch as chief guest. Film Actor Jyotika Suriya, graced the occasion as guest of honour.Robotic joint replacement surgery has many definitive benefits over traditional joint replacement surgery: one being, a bone conserving technology as it helps in preserving natural anatomy. It enables the surgeon to operate with enhanced precision even during the most complex procedures and difficult cases. Enhanced precision and lesser bone removal lead to less blood loss, painless, faster and better post-operative outcomes for the patient. Robotic assisted joint replacement is at a much higher level with regards to many parameters than traditional joint replacement surgery,” says  Dr Bose,  Joint Director and Senior Consultant,  Institute of Orthopedics SIMS Hospital.“The NAVIO Robotic system reduces the possibilities of human error and ensures perfect alignment, leading to the longevity of the joint implant. Though this is a very high-end technology in our hospital, we have chosen to not make it expensive – so that more patients will be able to benefit from this,” confirms  Dr Ashok Kumar PS, Senior Consultant, Department of Advanced Joint Replacement Surgery at SIMS Hospital.The two patients and their families are extremely happy with the outcome. They were both discharged to get back home within 2-3 days of the joint replacement surgery and are now undergoing physical rehabilitation to return to an active lifestyle soon.Dr Bose  adds, “SIMS Hospital has always been at the helm of technology it is a centre of excellence in orthopaedics for patients from all across the world. Patient safety and outcomes have always been our top priority and we believe technology helps us in achieving that goal, besides a very warm and friendly team that works with care and commitment round the clock towards all our patients, like they are our family. With robotic joint replacement, we are driving this differentiated edge ahead and ensuring that we are at par with the world. Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

FDA posts a surveillance report on Bayer’s birth control implant-Essure

first_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Read Article WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Women who suspect the device may be related to symptoms they are experiencing, such as persistent pain, should talk to their doctor about what steps may be appropriate. Device removal has its own risksThe FDA posted interim results for the postmarket surveillance (“522”) study on Essure, a permanently implanted birth control device for women that, after December 2019, has no longer been available for implantation in the US. Since February 2016,  the birth control implant was under the FDA surveillance as part of the postmarket surveillance (“522”) study as many patients came forward with complaints of side-effects and long time issues.Therefore, the FDA ordered Bayer to gather more data about Essure’s benefits and compare them to laparoscopic tubal ligation. In December 2018, the FDA required Bayer to extend the postmarket surveillance study from three years to five years.While enrolment in that study has ended, the five-year follow-up of patients after their permanent birth control procedure is ongoing and patients are still completing one year follow up visits.The FDA has taken a number of actions over the last several years to monitor the safety of Essure. The agency has regularly updated the public about these and remains committed to sharing new information with the public about the postmarket safety of this device as it becomes availableSays Terri L Cornelison, Director- FDA’s Health of Women Program in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, “Although Essure is no longer available for implantation in the US, the FDA remains committed to evaluating long-term safety information in women who have received the device, including data from an FDA-required postmarket surveillance study.”“Today we’re providing important early overall results—from patients at varying points of follow up—from that prospective study to help patients and health care providers better understand complications women with Essure may experience”, she added.“Early results show that Essure patients tend to have higher rates of chronic lower abdominal and/or pelvic pain and abnormal uterine bleeding compared to women who had laparoscopic tubal ligation as their permanent birth control. Also, patients with Essure had higher rates of gynecologic surgical procedures—including surgery to remove Essure—than patients who had tubal ligation. Lastly, pregnancy rates are similar for patients with Essure and tubal ligation”, she further informs.Currently, the FDA is working with Bayer to modify its study to include an additional interim analysis at one year of follow up after patients’ permanent birth control procedure—this is earlier than the previously planned analysis at three years. “We believe this change is important to continue to closely monitor patient outcomes and communicate about the results in a more meaningful way”, Cornelison sums up.The FDA continues to recommend that women who have been using Essure successfully to prevent pregnancy can and should continue to do so. Women who suspect the device may be related to symptoms they are experiencing, such as persistent pain, should talk to their doctor about what steps may be appropriate. Device removal has its own risks. Patients should discuss the benefits and risks of any procedure with their health care providers before deciding on the best option for them. Bayer’s birth control implantbirth control implantsEssure and tubal ligationEssure patientsEssure side effectspostmarket surveillance studyprevent pregnancy Add Comment MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Related Posts Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Comments (0) By EH News Bureau on July 9, 2020 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 FDA posts a surveillance report on Bayer’s birth control implant-Essure Clinical Research News Patient Safety The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Sharelast_img read more

Airtel Africa IPO facing opposition

first_img Tags Tanzania’s government slammed Bharti Airtel’s planned IPO of its Africa business as unlawful adding the country, which holds a stake in the operation, should have been consulted, Business Standard reported.The state owns 40 per cent of Airtel Tanzania (one of 14 units which make up Airtel Africa), with the remainder held by Airtel.Airtel Africa is in the process of preparing a long-awaited IPO and last month raised $1.25 billion from backers including SoftBank and Singtel to cut debt ahead of the sale.In a statement seen by Business Standard, the company said it had already informed Tanzania’s authorities about the IPO and the recent inward investments. It added there would be no change in the ownership structure of its unit in the country.This is not the first time Airtel has been at loggerheads with authorities in Tanzania. In late 2017, the state opened an investigation into whether the unit, which was acquired from Zain Group, had been set up using assets illegally acquired from the government under a previous political administration.Airtel denied any wrongdoing and, following talks between the two, it appeared an agreement had been reached, though no formal notification was made. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 NOV 2018 Airtel Africa taps Mastercard in latest money unit sale Related Airtel AfricaTanzania Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Millicom concludes Africa exit Airtel Africa Nigeria boss lands top job Previous ArticleSamsung set to beef up BixbyNext ArticleVerizon overhauls structure in bid for 5G dominance Author Home Airtel Africa IPO facing opposition Chris Donkin last_img read more

EU court brought into Deutsche Tel streaming probe

first_img Chris Donkin AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 JAN 2020 Home EU court brought into Deutsche Tel streaming probe BT consumer boss opens net neutrality debate Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more A German court assessing Deutsche Telekom’s under-fire video service StreamOn announced it would seek advice from the European Court of Justice to evaluate the legality of throttling bandwidth and geographic restrictions on such offers.Details of the move from the Cologne Administrative Court, published in German publication Legal Tribune Online, follow long-running disputes about the offer, which provides zero-rated streaming on several of the operator’s tariffs.Deutsche Telekom already found itself on the wrong side of a verdict by national regulator Bundesnetzagentur in 2017, which banned the company from limiting bandwidth on the streaming package and forcing it to extend availability across the European Union (EU) to adhere to roaming regulations.The operator contested both decisions and subsequently lost an appeal in July 2019.In a statement in its Q3 2019 financial report, Deutsche Telekom said the appeal decision meant it would stop “optimising” data traffic and make services available in the EU “for the time being”.It, however, noted the Cologne Administrative Court would conduct a separate review into whether restricting bandwidth and geographical coverage would be compatible with EU laws on net neutrality.Consumers signing-up to StreamOn are able to consume content from specific providers, comprising 261 music apps, 126 video platforms, 40 gaming companies and 11 social media and chat platforms without impacting their data allowances. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Tags Related California law pushes AT&T to end zero-rating Previous ArticleIliad seeks end to Italy 5G sharing dealNext ArticleVodafone pulls out of Facebook currency play Deutsche TelecomNet Neutrality Web companies renew US net neutrality campaign Authorlast_img read more

Mobile roaming to be abolished next June, but Harkin warns of a sting in…

first_imgHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Pinterest By admin – September 8, 2016 Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Mobile roaming to be abolished next June, but Harkin warns of a sting in the tailcenter_img Google+ Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Previous articleJason Smyth targeting Gold at Paralympic GamesNext articleGardai are delaying the conclusion of Arkinson inquest – Doherty admin Facebook Facebook Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp The abolition of mobile phone roaming charges within the EU will commence on June 15th 2017.The date of the abolition has been confirmed by EU Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip who has responsibility for the digital market.Vice-President Ansip is in Dublin today for talks with the Taoiseach and technology company leaders.However, Independent MEP Marian Harkin says the Commission has indicated it will allow telephone network operators to charge and limit call or data volumes if customers roam for over 90 days per year.This, she says, could impact on people in border areas who find themselves roaming on a daily basis.She says allowing for a so called ‘fair use’ clause is contrary to the spirit of what’s been agreed, and must be reversed. LUH still not ready to restore IT systemslast_img read more

Update: Donegal worst county for failed water inspections

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Facebook Previous articleÚdarás approve over €1.4m in COVID-19 supportsNext articleDisappointing night in Bratislava for Derry’s Shane Duffy News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebookcenter_img Pinterest By News Highland – October 9, 2020 WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Almost 20 samples from drinking water supplies in Donegal have failed inspections for an environmental pollutant this year. It’s the biggest failure rate nationwide with 59 concerns in total right across the country.Irish Water has tested 791 samples nationwide to see if they were within the allowed limit of trihalomethanes which have been linked to cancer.Glenties and Ardara accounted for the majority of failed inspections while areas in Letterkenny, Milford/Kerrykeel and Ballintra are also of concern.Dr Michelle Minihan, from the Environmental Protection Agency, says the water is still safe to drink.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/water9am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Update: Donegal worst county for failed water inspections Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

News / TNT eyes a smarter road ahead to boost service levels after a disappointing Q3

first_img TNT this morning reported an operating income loss of €47m for the third quarter, and is betting on an improved European road network and better service levels to beat off a floundering economy and competitive pressures.The express group, whose results were negatively impacted by a provision of €50m, earmarked for the European Competition Commission over alleged breaches of antitrust laws, said it was investing €185m in its road network over four years.“Our competitors’ strengths are in their road networks,” said Maarten de Vries, CFO, at a press conference. “We will focus on 12 of our 19 international road transit hubs and will open a new hub in Madrid. The investment will be spent on software and tools for route planning, and trailers. It will give us operational excellence and productivity improvement.” By Alex Lennane 27/10/2014 He also said the company was looking for partners for its long-haul air network.“We have five fully utilised long-haul aircraft. As time goes on we will review that and replace where needed. But we are looking for long-haul partners.“We are looking to play it smart, without significant investment.”TNT took some additional depreciation costs of about €2m on its 747s which, it said, impacted its AMEA results.The express operator blamed poor economic conditions in Europe and a challenging competitive environment for its results, but said it was working hard to improve both quality and revenues.“In Western Europe our market share is under pressure, but our key focus is to improve revenue quality and customer service,” added Mr de Vries.Despite not currently having the customer service it would like, TNT plans to raise  prices by between 2% and 4% next year. “We are of course looking at our pricing and in line with the market will adjust it in January.”But, he added, the company had much work to do to improve service.“Our customers are improving their supply chains day by day and we need to keep up to serve them in the best way possible. The key challenge is in our service performance, which is not where we want it to be. ”He said this was TNT’s “absolute priority”.TNT has identified SMEs and better yields as another strategic focus, and is investing in marketing and re-branding  under its new tagline, The People Network.“We are positioning away from lower-yielding customers, and that has affected revenues. But there is a rise in revenue per consignment.”Revenue per consignment (RPC) rose 1%, to €19.70 – its lowest rate –  in its Europe Main region, while revenue per kilo was flat. But in Europe Other & Americas, RPC rose 5.4% year-on year with revenue per kilo up 2.8%. The headiest growth was in Asia, Middle East & Africa where RPC rose 37.7% to €60.60.Tex Gunning, CEO, said in a statement: “‘In our recent trading statement, we highlighted the challenging trading conditions in Europe. Visibility on these trading conditions remains limited. Despite this, this quarter saw another improvement in our adjusted operating income, with every segment making a positive contribution apart from Europe Other & Americas where performance was broadly flat.“The outlook strategy focuses on improving performance and productivity across the company, including increasing automation in TNT’s hubs and depots, launching new marketing campaigns and continuing to focus on providing our customers with a market-leading service.”last_img read more

Comment / Comment: firms need to prepare for a post-coronavirus recruitment drive

first_imgID 176066851 © Dimitris Kolyris | Dreamstime.com With 6.3m employees on furlough and 2m having joined the ranks of the unemployed, it may seem perverse to suggest that a major issue for the recovery will be recruitment and retention of staff.Having the right level of staffing, with the appropriate blend of skills, abilities and attitudes, is a strategic issue in itself – because only with appropriate staffing can other strategies be implemented.That is truer than ever as firms fight through, and hopefully out of, the Coronavirus-induced recession.Companies whose strategies have been stable for years are now planning and implementing wholly new approaches in novel environments. More business activity may move online; social distancing and the need to get more productivity from a reduced number of staff on site may accelerate automation and digitisation trends; business may become more collaborative with partners and in some areas even with competitors. New skillsets will be required, from the operator level right up to the executive and board.And even if most of those skills were present in the pre-lockdown workforce, how many of those that have been made redundant will be queuing up to re-join an employer that has – however reluctantly – ‘let them go’?How many of those working from home are disinclined to go back to the office?How many on furlough have re-evaluated their career goals and life plans?There will be those who are reluctant to return because they are in recognised high-risk groups, while among those who have stayed at work, there will be cases of ‘burn-out’.Firms should be planning and acting now, recruiting and retraining employees with the skills they will depend on in the recovery.Key to rebuilding the workforce will be to devise, implement and communicate a robust and effective ‘return to work’ plan that creates confidence by anticipating and assuaging the concerns of current and future employees.The logistics sector poses particular risks: many operations are labour-intensive, with a lot of movement, much common-user equipment, and many physical interactions and touch points.People who are ill shouldn’t be coming to work, and there needs to be a culture within which workers do not fear being penalised for doing the right thing. Fast, affordable contactless temperature checks are within reach. Importantly, these checks, and indeed all the other measures, must be seen to apply not just to staff, but to site visitors too.The employer must provide, instruct on and enforce the use of suitable, fit-for-purpose PPE wherever required. That includes situations where workers feel the need, even if objectively there is little or no risk. PPE also includes sanitisers and washing/cleaning facilities, both personal and for shared equipment such as keypads, terminals, lift truck controls and the like. Shared use of personal equipment such as headsets and other wearable items, and hot-desking, should be strictly avoided.Keeping a distanceStaggering start and finish times reduces congestion and can also help spread peaks on public transport, likely to be a major disincentive to returning to work. Making car and bike parking easier will also help here. It may be possible to introduce one-way flows. Office staff will need to be ‘spread out’ more. Face-to-face meetings can be curtailed and some staff can continue to work remotely.Washrooms are problematic – usage may increase with a culture of frequent hand washing. Guidance also suggests that staff should change in and out of work clothes and uniforms at the place of work rather than at home.Firms also have a duty to provide for the needs of visiting drivers and the like, although there is obvious scope for resentment if it is felt that such visitors pose an additional risk. Canteens too are problematic: employees have to eat. Break times will need to be carefully planned and, as elsewhere, clean-down regimes increased.Another very difficult situation is that of training. While classroom-based training can be delivered remotely, learning most tasks does at some stage involve direct interaction. Facilitating this will require care.Down on the floorAlthough, particularly in the more automated sites, the average distribution of employees allows for very satisfactory social distancing, there are places where people do gather in close proximity. Technology can be our friend here.Queues around terminals can be addressed by a greater use of hand-held and wearable devices. These are becoming increasingly affordable, and as personal equipment they solve many of the contamination problems of multi-user keypads and the like.At the pick face, many warehouse management systems (WMS) can be set to minimise conflict and congestion. Consider changes in picking strategies. In some instances, wave picking or zonal picking can greatly reduce the number of encounters on the floor. Longer term, a move from person-to-goods, to goods-to-person picking may achieve similar results.On many sites the greatest density of employees is around pack and despatch. This is a specific example of a general truth – the highest densities of employees are probably around the system bottlenecks, and it is here that the greatest return on automation investment is likely.New tricksAll the above gives rise to a need to realign the skillsets of the workforce, through retraining or recruitment. Some roles will increase in number and importance; some new roles will be created.Moves towards automation will require technical skills – programmers, maintenance engineers – but also managers who understand how to integrate automation with existing manual processes and have a vision of where it can be most effective.Supply chains are likely to be more volatile – procurement skills may need to be more relational, less transactional. Across the board, while successfully implementing ‘the plan’ is still of course key, there will be a greater premium on managers who can devise and pivot to alternative plans, at speed.Some requirements are more specific. If remote/home working is to be a permanent feature, skills will be needed to manage this, and to support the tech needs of remote users. The importance of health & safety departments, with emphasis for once on health, has been renewed. Firms may need more H&S staff to devise and implement safe practices and these may be practical enforcers at site level, not policy generators at head office – which means people skills will be just as important as knowledge of best practice.At another level, additional cleaning may be required, involving new or repurposed staff. Cleaning, especially around complex, expensive and sometimes hazardous equipment, is not a low-skill task – the effort needs planning, training and management.A time of opportunityBusinesses may also choose to bring forward changes that were being contemplated anyway, and this may have staffing implications. If a company is to make big moves or investments this is as good a time as any. For firms operating below capacity changes can be introduced with less disruption. Automation prices have become very reasonable, money is as cheap as it will ever be, and rental and leasing solutions are emerging.For companies that have worked out their forward-looking skills needs and strategies, this may paradoxically be an excellent time to enter the recruitment market. There are many highly skilled people – at every level from lift truck operators to supply chain directors – who through no fault of their own are without a position. There will be many more who have had the opportunity to reconsider both their career goals and their current employer and would relish new challenges.One should not, though, neglect the opportunity to identify high-performing individuals in the current workforce, with a view to retraining, repurposing or promoting them. There will be those, at all levels, who have been enabled during the crisis to display unexpected qualities – leadership, initiative, thinking outside the box – beyond their pay grade and who would repay investment. Equally, though, if these qualities are not recognised, good staff may walk at the first opportunity.It is possible though that a workforce, already feeling insecure, may view automation and other changes as a further threat. That brings us back to the central importance of communication. Firms need to be continually communicating with their current staff and with potential recruits, telling them about the problems faced, involving them in designing processes that work for them in the real world, showing them how the solutions work, what is expected of them and what they can expect, and what support is.Create confidence through communication and logistics firms will succeed in recruiting and retaining that most valuable commodity – their staff.Above all, we will need agile and progressive managers who can manage in a way that no-one has managed before – remotely but compassionately, and ready to change direction very quickly.Bis Henderson has seen the supply chain sector through numerous stages of its evolution; from High Street to Internet, from Paper to Handheld, from Spreadsheets to Blockchain. This next era whilst daunting, may just herald the most exciting changes in supply chain recruitment since the emergence of the Web.This is a guest post by Leigh Anderson, managing director of Bis Henderson Recruitmentcenter_img By Leigh Anderson 04/06/2020last_img read more

GamesAid launches #GamesAidMinute to encourage weekly fundraising

first_imgGamesAid launches #GamesAidMinute to encourage weekly fundraisingIndustry organisation also unveils new logo, has raised 62p per minute for charities over 10 yearsJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefTuesday 23rd October 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleGamesAidGamesAid is kicking off a new initiative to motivate industry members into regularly mustering support for its partner charities.The concept, #GamesAidMinute, urges games folks to set aside one minute per week to think about what they can do to help the organisation’s efforts. Examples range from simply sharing the charity’s message via social media to sorting out some unwanted games or memorabilia that to be could sold to raise money.Industry members could even use this minute to buy a ticket to an upcoming GamesAid event, or help to host or sponsor one. The charity is encouraging people to set a weekly reminder for their GamesAid Minute in the hopes that regular activity will keep the organisation front of mind.The idea follows the group’s annual cheque giving at EGX in September, where £23,890 was donated to each of the nine partner charities. GamesAid Minute efforts would continue to support such organisations, including Access Sport, Autistica, Solving Kids Cancer, The Clock Tower Sanctuary and My AFK.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games GamesAid also took the opportunity to unveil a new-look logo, designed with the help of Gamer Creative.”Over the last ten years, GamesAid have raised £3.3 million for disadvantaged young people and children, which is an incredible 62p per minute,” said GamesAid chair Matt Spall. “Just one minute out of your day each week, could make all the difference. Imagine how many more people we could support if everyone did their GamesAid Minute.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesLine-up revealed for Stand Up for GamesAid comedy nightThis year, Imran Yusuf is joined by Shoot From The Hip, John Moloney and moreBy James Batchelor 2 years agoGamesAid Golf and Spa Day returns July 11thOnce again to The GroveBy Christopher Dring 2 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Paradox opening Barcelona studio

first_imgParadox opening Barcelona studioEuropa Universalis designer Johan Andersson will lead Paradox Tinto efforts on grand strategy gamesBrendan SinclairManaging EditorMonday 1st June 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleParadox InteractiveParadox is expanding its studio system again, as the publisher today announced the formation of Barcelona-based Paradox Tinto.Europa Universalis designer Johan Andersson will serve as studio lead at Paradox Tinto.Andersson has been with Paradox for more than 25 years, working in production, design, programming, and creative direction roles for an assortment of the publisher’s games, including entries in the Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, and Crusader Kings series.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games At first, Paradox Tinto will be responsible for the ongoing development of Europa Universalis IV, but the studio will eventually work on its own original titles in the same grand strategy genre.”People love our games and we love the fact that we are growing to create more for them, we’re particularly pleased to expand for the first time with a new studio focusing on the core game genre we’re famous for: grand strategy,” Paradox COO Charlotta Nilsson said.”The success of our studios over the last few years has allowed us to continually add more capabilities and new ideas, with more games going into active development and more ambitious plans every day. We currently have around 70 open positions across our seven studios, with plans to recruit roughly 200 people in 2020 alone.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesCEO says Paradox “can do better” as Q1 profits plummet”We are not satisfied with the quarter,” CEO Ebba Ljungerud saidBy Marie Dealessandri 11 hours agoParadox reports best year ever in 2020The Swedish firm reported record growth despite having to cancel and postpone several projectsBy Marie Dealessandri 2 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more