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Chicago Quantum Summit to Gather Leaders to Help Build Quantum Ecosystems – Nov. 4

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 9:05pm

Experts in quantum science and technology from around the globe will gather on November 4, both virtually and in person in Chicago, for the fourth annual Chicago Quantum Summit .

Key Points: 
  • Experts in quantum science and technology from around the globe will gather on November 4, both virtually and in person in Chicago, for the fourth annual Chicago Quantum Summit .
  • The Chicago Quantum Exchange was the first multiple-institution hub, led by the University of Chicago, for quantum information innovation, said Bohr Quantum Technologies Chairman and CEO Paul Dabbar, a keynote speaker at the summit who is also a former U.S. undersecretary of energy for science.
  • Building a vibrant quantum ecosystem requires a diverse, quantum-ready workforce and practical pathways to commercializing technologies, says Chicago Quantum Exchange Director David Awschalom.
  • Learn more about the speakers, view the agenda, and register for the online event on the 2021 Chicago Quantum Summit website.

Rasmussen University Hosts 11th Annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 7:51pm

Rasmussen University, a university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission*, will host its 11th Annual Womens Leadership Breakfast on Fri, Oct. 29 at 8:00 a.m. Central.

Key Points: 
  • Rasmussen University, a university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission*, will host its 11th Annual Womens Leadership Breakfast on Fri, Oct. 29 at 8:00 a.m. Central.
  • The theme for this years Womens Leadership Breakfast event is Anything but Normal, which explores timely issues like progress, perfectionism and mental health.
  • The Rasmussen University Womens Leadership Breakfast began 11 years ago as a way to empower women and deepen their leadership presence in all aspects of their lives.
  • To register for the 11th Annual Rasmussen University Womens Leadership Breakfast, visit https://rasmussen.co/WLB2021 .

Enforcement Notice - Hearing - IIROC to Hold Disciplinary Hearing for Milan Plentai

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 7:00pm

ST. CATHARINES, ON, Oct. 21, 2021 /CNW/ - A hearing has been scheduled before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) in the matter of Milan Plentai.

Key Points: 
  • ST. CATHARINES, ON, Oct. 21, 2021 /CNW/ - A hearing has been scheduled before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) in the matter of Milan Plentai.
  • Further, in accepting payments from the client, Mr. Plentai directed the client to make cheques payable to his spouse instead of himself.
  • The Notice of Hearing and Statement of Allegations which sets out the allegations is available at:
    All information about disciplinary proceedings relating to current and former member firms is available in the Enforcement section of the IIROC website.
  • IIROC also sets and enforces market integrity rules regarding trading activity on Canadian debt and equity marketplaces.

Alpaca Audiology Acquires Hear-N-Care Audiology and Hearing Aids

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 6:23pm

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alpaca Audiology (Alpaca), the largest independent audiology clinic group in the United States, has acquired Hear-N-Care Audiology and Hearing Aids.

Key Points: 
  • SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alpaca Audiology (Alpaca), the largest independent audiology clinic group in the United States, has acquired Hear-N-Care Audiology and Hearing Aids.
  • Hear-N-Care Audiology and Hearing Aids is an audiology clinic located in McMurray, PA, just outside of Pittsburgh.
  • Hear-N-Care offers a broad range of services including hearing evaluations and consultations, hearing aid fittings, and hearing protection.
  • Alpaca Audiology is comprised of 13 regional brands, operating in more than 220 clinics across the country.

Audicus, First Company To Offer Fully Customizable Hearing Aids Online, Applauds FDA Announcement To Move Closer To Making Hearing Care More Accessible To Millions Of Americans

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 4:25pm

"Audicus pioneered the movement in making high quality hearing care more accessible and affordable nearly a decade ago," said Patrick Freuler, Founder and CEO of Audicus.

Key Points: 
  • "Audicus pioneered the movement in making high quality hearing care more accessible and affordable nearly a decade ago," said Patrick Freuler, Founder and CEO of Audicus.
  • "We welcome the FDA's proposed rule to create a class of OTC hearing aids and see it as a milestone towards greater access.
  • With this FDA proposal, Audicus recognizes that ongoing support through technology will be even more important for OTC hearing aids.
  • Audicus was also the first to introduce a hearing aid subscription to members, with fully customizable hearing aids starting at $39 per month.

National Nonprofit Roadtrip Nation Launches Multi-Year Initiative to Bring Stories Led by Formerly Incarcerated People to the Forefront

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

The main pillars of this initiative are:

Key Points: 
  • The main pillars of this initiative are:
    A full-length documentary from Roadtrip Nation highlighting the stories of three formerly incarcerated people as they navigate reentry, which will air on public television in 2022.
  • A website that spotlights stories and resources for formerly incarcerated people, and those involved in uplifting them, in order to connect people to career training and pathways.
  • "We're thrilled to be partnering with Roadtrip Nation in an effort that will introduce millions of viewers to the challenges that formerly incarcerated people face.
  • Roadtrip Nation humanizes career exploration through story and empowers individuals to connect their interests to fulfilling lives and careers.

Nuheara Welcomes Landmark FDA Proposed Rules for Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

The U.S. FDA has proposed a rule to establish a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids.

Key Points: 
  • The U.S. FDA has proposed a rule to establish a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids.
  • The rule is designed to help increase competition in the US market, while ensuring the safety and effectiveness of OTC and prescription hearing aids.
  • Commenting on the U.S. FDAs proposal, Nuheara Co-founder & CEO Justin Miller said:
    In one sweep, the FDA has revolutionized the way people will be able to access hearing aids and hearing devices in the U.S.
  • For decades hearing aid manufacturers have simply relied on in-house studies to bring new hearing aids to market.

Antares Pharma to Report Third Quarter 2021 Financial and Operating Results

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:30pm

EWING, N.J., Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Antares Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATRS) (the Company), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced it will release its third quarter 2021 financial and operating results on Thursday, November 4, 2021, before the market opens.

Key Points: 
  • EWING, N.J., Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Antares Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATRS) (the Company), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced it will release its third quarter 2021 financial and operating results on Thursday, November 4, 2021, before the market opens.
  • Antareswill host a conference call onThursday, November 4, 2021 at8:30am ETto discuss the results.
  • A live webcast and replay of the conference call will be available online from the investor relations section of the Antares Pharma corporate website at www.antarespharma.com .
  • Antares Pharma, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused primarily on the development and commercialization of self-administered injectable pharmaceutical products using advanced drug delivery auto injector technology.

Sustainability Strategy Survey Finds 92% of Organizations Increasing Investments to Improve ESG Performance in 2022

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:01pm

"ESG and sustainability performance are now a top priority, employees at all levels are becoming more actively engaged in sustainability culture, and organizations are increasingly integrating ESG and sustainability into strategic decision making to remain competitive and resilient."

Key Points: 
  • "ESG and sustainability performance are now a top priority, employees at all levels are becoming more actively engaged in sustainability culture, and organizations are increasingly integrating ESG and sustainability into strategic decision making to remain competitive and resilient."
  • Employees at all levels of the organization are growing in their understanding of sustainability and actively engaged with sustainability initiatives and corporate sustainability culture.
  • Delaying engagement with ESG and sustainability is no longer a tenable strategy, said Kim Knickle, Research Director, ESG & Sustainability at Verdantix.
  • The data reveals that forward-thinking firms are aiming to improve ESG performance by investing in EHS and ESG platforms in 2022 and beyond.

Frequency Therapeutics Announces First Subject Dosed in FX-322 Phase 2b Acquired Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL) Study and FDA Agreement on Speech Perception as Primary Endpoint

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:30pm

The studys primary endpoint is speech perception, a measure of sound clarity and understanding speech.

Key Points: 
  • The studys primary endpoint is speech perception, a measure of sound clarity and understanding speech.
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in a recent Type-C meeting with the Company, agreed that speech perception is an acceptable primary efficacy endpoint.
  • A variety of other listening tests, including multiple measures of speech perception and pure tone thresholds, will also be assessed.
  • In two previous clinical studies, the Company observed statistically significant improvements in speech perception scores in individuals with acquired sensorineural hearing loss.