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BeeHero Lands $19M to Scale Data-Driven Precision Pollination and Transform the Global Food Crisis

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 2:00pm

New plans include ramping up the company's end-to-end services for major food growing operations on an accelerated path to becoming the largest pollination provider in the US and helping solve the global food crisis.

Key Points: 
  • New plans include ramping up the company's end-to-end services for major food growing operations on an accelerated path to becoming the largest pollination provider in the US and helping solve the global food crisis.
  • "BeeHero continues to drive transformation in the pollination industry," said Richard O'Gorman, MD of the Rabo Food & Agri Innovation Fund.
  • "Solving the global food crisis depends on conjoining efforts of growers and beekeepers to scale their operations, incrementally innovating current and generational knowledge and processes," said Omer Davidi, CEO of BeeHero.
  • With millions of dollars in revenues since launch, BeeHero is rapidly becoming the largest pollination provider in the US by augmenting the precision agriculture movement.

TASI Bank's Dave Joves Honored by California Legislature

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 2:00pm

Joves was named TASI Bank president in July when the San Francisco location of Bank of Guam became a separate operating unit.

Key Points: 
  • Joves was named TASI Bank president in July when the San Francisco location of Bank of Guam became a separate operating unit.
  • TASI Bank provides services throughout the West from its 404 Montgomery Street branch that has been operating since 1983.
  • As a Minority Deposit Institution (MDI), we provide SBA and other financial services to customers those larger, traditional banks often neglect, said Joves.
  • A division of the Bank of Guam, TASI encourages its staff to create and provide innovative products and services that meet customer needs.

Modernized Solutions Make Renewable Energy a Dependable Alternative

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- There is strong demand for new alternative, renewable and green energy.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- There is strong demand for new alternative, renewable and green energy.
  • In recent years, novel technologies have allowed for more affordable energy storage from alternative energy sources.
  • The OPTEC Solar Generator is powered exclusively by pure solar energy and does not require any alternative fuels.
  • "California is the nation's leader in deploying clean, renewable energy, a trend that is accelerating rapidly," commented Gaylon Morris, Chief Executive Officer of Sunworks.

Modernized Solutions Make Renewable Energy a Dependable Alternative

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- There is strong demand for new alternative, renewable and green energy. In recent years, novel technologies have allowed for more affordable energy storage from alternative energy sources. However, it was the solar sector in particular that went through a surge of implementation, both for residential and commercial purposes. And, according to a research report by Mordor Intelligence LLP, the global solar energy installed capacity is registered to be 728 GW and is estimated to grow to 1645 gigawatts (GW) in 2026, while growing at a CAGR of 13.78% from 2021 to 2026. OPTEC International, Inc. (OTC: OPTI), ReneSola Ltd (NYSE: SOL), SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR), Sunworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW), Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ)

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- There is strong demand for new alternative, renewable and green energy.
  • In recent years, novel technologies have allowed for more affordable energy storage from alternative energy sources.
  • The OPTEC Solar Generator is powered exclusively by pure solar energy and does not require any alternative fuels.
  • "California is the nation's leader in deploying clean, renewable energy, a trend that is accelerating rapidly," commented Gaylon Morris, Chief Executive Officer of Sunworks.

Eat Beyond Portfolio Company TurtleTree Expands to California

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - Eat Beyond Global Holdings Inc. ( CSE: EATS ) ( OTCPK: EATBF ) ( FSE: 988 ) ("Eat Beyond" or the "Company"), an investment issuer focused on the global plant-based and alternative food sector, announced that its portfolio company TurtleTree, has opened a 24,000 square-foot R&D facility in the Sacramento region in California.

Key Points: 
  • VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - Eat Beyond Global Holdings Inc. ( CSE: EATS ) ( OTCPK: EATBF ) ( FSE: 988 ) ("Eat Beyond" or the "Company"), an investment issuer focused on the global plant-based and alternative food sector, announced that its portfolio company TurtleTree, has opened a 24,000 square-foot R&D facility in the Sacramento region in California.
  • TurtleTree is a Singapore-headquartered biotech company that is using cell-based technologies to create sustainable food and dairy.
  • "This expansion in the U.S. is a very exciting development for TurtleTree," Eat Beyond CEO Michael Aucoin said.
  • The forward-looking statements and information are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Company.

Abeona Therapeutics Appoints Gene Therapy Quality Leader Jon Voss as Vice President, Head of Quality

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 12:30pm

NEW YORK and CLEVELAND, Oct. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abeona Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: ABEO), a fully-integrated leader in gene and cell therapy, today announced the appointment of Jon Voss as Vice President, Head of Quality.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK and CLEVELAND, Oct. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abeona Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: ABEO), a fully-integrated leader in gene and cell therapy, today announced the appointment of Jon Voss as Vice President, Head of Quality.
  • Jon is a proven technical leader with a strong track record of successful quality oversight that includes chemistry, manufacturing and control (CMC)-related and clinical functions for gene therapies, said Dr. Vish Seshadri, Ph.D., M.B.A., Head of Research & Clinical Development and CEO-elect at Abeona.
  • Previously, Mr. Voss served as Executive Vice President Global Quality at Cellectis SA, where he built Cellectis global quality organization to support the UCART (Universal Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cells) clinical programs.
  • Mr. Voss has also served in multiple senior quality roles within Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., Generation Bio Co., and Genzyme Corporation.

Good News: Gratefulness Still Most Prevalent Emotion

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 1:42pm

However, even in the spring of 2021, people were still reporting significantly more gratitude than any other positive emotion.

Key Points: 
  • However, even in the spring of 2021, people were still reporting significantly more gratitude than any other positive emotion.
  • Researchers agree that this decline in gratitude is likely attributable to such factors as pandemic fatigue, social unrest, and a divisive election, among other societal dynamics.
  • The second wave study reveals that people reported significantly more worry/stress than any other negative emotion in both surveys.
  • "We are happy to see that gratefulness is still the leading positive emotion by far," said Trini Amador, III, Partner of study co-sponsor Gracianna Winery, "It is important to remind folks that gratefulness is still a healthy driver of optimism as the pandemic drags on."

Kevala Builds Out Advisory and Professional Services Department as Grid Resiliency Projects Accelerate around the Globe

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 1:30pm

With a strong pipeline of grid resiliency projects underway across the United States and worldwide, the company's extensive growth and momentum reflect increasing demand for actionable energy data to support electrification.

Key Points: 
  • With a strong pipeline of grid resiliency projects underway across the United States and worldwide, the company's extensive growth and momentum reflect increasing demand for actionable energy data to support electrification.
  • "I'm thrilled to join Kevala on their mission to accelerate smart investments in our grid at a time when the clean energy market is experiencing exponential growth," said Karin Corfee, Kevala's new Vice President of Advisory and Professional Services.
  • Within the company's Advisory and Professional Services team, new hires include:
    Karin Corfee Vice President of Advisory and Professional Services:Karin Corfee's areas of expertise include strategic planning, sustainability, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and distributed energy resources (DERs).
  • Prior to joining Kevala, Dr. Giraldez worked for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) where she led Distributed Energy Resources (DER) grid integration related projects.

Deep Lens and Pacific Cancer Care Enter Strategic Partnership to Improve Clinical Trial Matching for Oncology Patients

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 3:05pm

Pacific Cancer Care and Deep Lens today announced that they are collaborating to optimize clinical trial matching and accelerate enrollment at the Monterey-based practice through the use of Deep Lens artificial-intelligence (AI) based solutions and other services.

Key Points: 
  • Pacific Cancer Care and Deep Lens today announced that they are collaborating to optimize clinical trial matching and accelerate enrollment at the Monterey-based practice through the use of Deep Lens artificial-intelligence (AI) based solutions and other services.
  • This partnership will expand Pacific Cancer Cares existing clinical trial offering to patients by more accurately and effectively identifying eligible patients for trials, improving communications between patient care teams and bringing more trials to the practice.
  • It is estimated that more than 15,000 oncology clinical trials are actively recruiting patients; however, fewer than 1 in 30 patients participate in a clinical trial.
  • Pacific Cancer Care has provided superior care for patients, including innovative state of the art clinical trials, for nearly 50 years.

VC Include's Climate Justice Initiative is Offering $100K+ Investments Into Diverse-Led Funds Focused on Climate Change Solutions

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 2:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VC Include (VCI) announced the launch of a new Climate Justice Initiative to recruit and support historically underrepresented climate fund managers in U.S. and European markets.

Key Points: 
  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VC Include (VCI) announced the launch of a new Climate Justice Initiative to recruit and support historically underrepresented climate fund managers in U.S. and European markets.
  • The initiative, backed by theHewlett Foundation, is focusing on emerging investors and founders in Private Equity, Venture Capital, Impact and Public Market funds raising their first, second or third fund committed to climate solutions.
  • Selected funds will receive a minimum investment of $100K from the initiative.
  • Diverse-led climate funds in the U.S. and Europe are invited to apply by Oct.25, 2021.