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NTHU Researchers Develop Ultrasonic Vortex Thrombolytic Device

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:00am

Working with industrial partners, Yehs team has developed a 0.2-mm ultrasonic device, which can generate tornado-like ultrasonic vortex and create a strong turbulent around the thrombus, therefore increasing penetration of thrombolytic drugs and resulting in very effective thrombolysis.

Key Points: 
  • Working with industrial partners, Yehs team has developed a 0.2-mm ultrasonic device, which can generate tornado-like ultrasonic vortex and create a strong turbulent around the thrombus, therefore increasing penetration of thrombolytic drugs and resulting in very effective thrombolysis.
  • Yeh said that animal studies have shown results of 60% thrombus shrinkage in the mice brain after applying ultrasonic vortex for ten minutes, demonstrating the potential of fast treatment.
  • Yeh added that his team is also working on using ultrasonic vortex for noninvasive thrombolysis, which provides potential to treat embolisms in the brain.
  • Reflecting on how he first got interested in ultrasonic vortex, Yeh recalled that it was a family trip to a marine science museum ten years ago.

Meru Health Raises $38M Series B Financing to Transform the Way Mental Health Care is Provided, Make High Quality, Effective Care Available to All Online

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 2:06pm

Meru Health is essentially serving members across the continuum by bringing preventive care to mental health.

Key Points: 
  • Meru Health is essentially serving members across the continuum by bringing preventive care to mental health.
  • A computer scientist by background, Ranta was frustrated with the state of mental healthcare: the lack of availability of mental health providers, and low effectiveness and inconsistency of care.
  • Solutions like Meru Health are essential to bringing those people back to a fully functioning state where they feel empowered to take care of their own mental health.
  • Meru Health partners with major health insurance providers like Cigna, Humana and Moda Health, as well as leading businesses who want to provide best-in-class mental health care for their employees or members.

American Girl® Debuts World by Us™ Doll and Book Line to Champion Equality and Promote Unity

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:00pm
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210923005265/en/
    American Girl's new World by Us doll and book line, featuring contemporary characters Makena Williams, Maritza Ochoa, and Evette Peeters, elevates multicultural stories that reflect American girls today.
  • We created the new World by Us line to accelerate our progress in diversifying our characters and stories to better reflect what it means to be an American girl today.
  • To bring the World by Us characters to life, American Girl engaged the following acclaimed writers:
    Angela Cervantes author of Maritza: Lead with Your Heart.
  • The World by Us-inspired doll fashions will be on pre-sale during the event and available for purchase at American Girl retail stores starting March 2022.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:14pm

LONDON, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, released their annual deep dive into the relationship between university choice and graduate employment outcomes. The result is the 2022 QS Graduate Employability Rankings: an independent list of the world's top institutions for career-focused students.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, released their annual deep dive into the relationship between university choice and graduate employment outcomes.
  • The result is the 2022 QS Graduate Employability Rankings : an independent list of the world's top institutions for career-focused students.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology is named global employability leader, achieving perfect scores in three of the five indicators used by QS to compile the table.
  • The QS Graduate Employability Rankings offer a more-granular comparative examination of the work universities are doing to cultivate propitious pathways into high-quality employment.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:08pm

LONDON, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, released their annual deep dive into the relationship between university choice and graduate employment outcomes.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, released their annual deep dive into the relationship between university choice and graduate employment outcomes.
  • The result is the 2022 QS Graduate Employability Rankings : an independent list of the world's top institutions for career-focused students.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology is named global employability leader, achieving perfect scores in three of the five indicators used by QS to compile the table.
  • The QS Graduate Employability Rankings offer a more-granular comparative examination of the work universities are doing to cultivate propitious pathways into high-quality employment.

Vivos Therapeutics Announces Formation of New Medical Consortium to Advance the Company’s Technology for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 12:30pm

(the Company or Vivos) (NASDAQ: VVOS), a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative treatments for patients suffering from mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring, announced today the official formation of the Vivos Medical Consortium.

Key Points: 
  • (the Company or Vivos) (NASDAQ: VVOS), a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative treatments for patients suffering from mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring, announced today the official formation of the Vivos Medical Consortium.
  • For decades, the only treatment options for sleep apnea were limited and often invasive, but with the Vivos technology, that has changed dramatically.
  • Commenting on the anticipated impact of the Vivos Medical Consortium, Vivos Chairman and CEO Kirk Huntsman stated, Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious medical problem, yet it is one that, through the use of the Vivos technology, now has a highly effective medical solution that can be delivered by a dentist.
  • Vivos Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VVOS) is a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative diagnostic and treatment modalities for adult patients suffering from sleep-disordered breathing, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Cyber Bytes Foundation Hosts Innovation Labs Grand Opening Event with Cutting Edge Technology Organizations Including SambaNova Systems

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 2:00pm

SambaNova Systems, the company building the industrys most advanced software, hardware and services to run AI applications, today joins the Cyber Bytes Foundation to celebrate the Grand Opening of the American Cyber League Innovation and Technology Cyber Labs for machine learning innovation and research in the public sector.

Key Points: 
  • SambaNova Systems, the company building the industrys most advanced software, hardware and services to run AI applications, today joins the Cyber Bytes Foundation to celebrate the Grand Opening of the American Cyber League Innovation and Technology Cyber Labs for machine learning innovation and research in the public sector.
  • Were excited at the opportunity to educate, advance and modernize AI/ML technology for the U.S. government at both the federal and state levels in concert with the technology labs at Cyber Bytes Foundation.
  • Cyber Bytes Foundation introduces emerging technologies to the Department of Defense and other government agencies, including the State of Virginia.
  • Were thrilled to have SambaNova Systems on board at the grand opening of the American Cyber League Research and Innovation Technology Labs, said Cesar Nader, chief executive officer of X Corp Solutions and founder of Cyber Bytes foundation.

Sun Capital Expands Partnership with Promotions of M. Steven Liff, Bruce Roberson and Tim Stubbs

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 2:00pm

Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity North America, M. Steven Liff was named Senior Partner, and Senior Managing Directors, Operations Bruce Roberson and Tim Stubbs were promoted to Partner.

Key Points: 
  • Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity North America, M. Steven Liff was named Senior Partner, and Senior Managing Directors, Operations Bruce Roberson and Tim Stubbs were promoted to Partner.
  • We are very happy to welcome Steve, Bruce and Tim as Partners of Sun Capital, said Sun Capital Founders and Co-CEOs Marc Leder and Rodger Krouse.
  • These promotions recognize the critical roles they play at Sun Capital today and their continued contributions in the future.
  • Sun Capital Partners, Inc. is a global private equity firm focused on partnering with outstanding management teams to accelerate value creation.

Aruna Bio Appoints John Richard to Board of Directors

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 2:00pm

ATHENS, Ga. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Aruna Bio, Inc. , a leader in the development of neural exosome based therapeutics for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, today announced the addition of John Richard to its Board of Directors.

Key Points: 
  • ATHENS, Ga. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Aruna Bio, Inc. , a leader in the development of neural exosome based therapeutics for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, today announced the addition of John Richard to its Board of Directors.
  • Mr. Richard joins the Aruna Bio Board of Directors with over thirty-five years of experience in biopharmaceuticals and life science investments.
  • "We are very pleased to have John join our Board of Directors adding further depth to our pharmaceutical/biotech expertise," said Bill Griffin, Chairman of Aruna Bio.
  • John Richard is Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer for Mereo BioPharma plc, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company founded in 2015.

Realising A Compassionate Planet: A Day of Conversation and Action Where Compassion Science Meets Climate Science

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1:46pm

This live-online event on November 5, 2021 brings compassion science into dialogue with climate science.

Key Points: 
  • This live-online event on November 5, 2021 brings compassion science into dialogue with climate science.
  • By bringing together a diverse range of voices from both climate science and compassion science, this event not only comments on the crisis but illuminates ways in which we can avert it.
  • Few climate science approaches tap into concern for one another's well-being as a fundamental motivation.
  • Realising a Compassionate Planetbrings world renowned scientists, artists, leaders, and changemakers into live conversations that will draw out their expertise in realising change.