General Health

Biotech Start-Up Aanika Biosciences Lands Initial $12M Funding for Cutting-Edge Food Tracing Technology

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 8:48pm

Biotech start-up Aanika Biosciences today announced the initial closing of its $12 million Series A round, led by Jon Cholak of Adit Ventures along with existing investors Draper Associates and SOSV.

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  • Biotech start-up Aanika Biosciences today announced the initial closing of its $12 million Series A round, led by Jon Cholak of Adit Ventures along with existing investors Draper Associates and SOSV.
  • The investment will help scale the companys food tracing technology platform, advance research and expand its Brooklyn food safety and manufacturing facility to approximately 30,000 square feet.
  • Aanika's proprietary technology is designed to accelerate the speed and accuracy of how food safety issues are handled.
  • Innovation in food safety is long overdue, and there couldnt be a more important time to bring a technology like this to the market, said Dr. Ellen Jorgensen, Chief Science Officer for Aanika.

AHF Praises President Biden’s Call to Vaccinate the World

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 8:47pm

In a White House speech addressing the new COVID-19 variant Omicron, President Biden yesterday reiterated several times the need to vaccinate the world to beat the pandemic.

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  • In a White House speech addressing the new COVID-19 variant Omicron, President Biden yesterday reiterated several times the need to vaccinate the world to beat the pandemic.
  • President Biden made it entirely clear that sharing excess vaccine doses is as much a matter of national security as it is a moral obligation.
  • That is our only shot at stopping the proliferation of new and potentially more lethal variants, said AHF President Michael Weinstein.
  • AHF launched an international Vaccinate Our World campaign in April 2021 to promote global vaccine access and equity, read more about it at www.vaccinateourworld.org .

ImmunoGen Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 9:01pm

ImmunoGen also intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional fifteen percent (15%) of the number of shares of common stock offered in the public offering at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions.

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  • ImmunoGen also intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional fifteen percent (15%) of the number of shares of common stock offered in the public offering at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions.
  • All of the shares of common stock to be sold in the offering are to be offered by ImmunoGen.
  • There can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.
  • Jefferies, Cowen, and Guggenheim Securities are acting as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering.

Gal Gadot and Jaron Varsano Join Forces With K Health to Get Better Health Care Into the Hands of Millions

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 8:25pm

K Health announced today that Gal Gadot, world-renowned actress and producer, and producer Jaron Varsano, have joined forces with K Health to help millions across the U.S. access affordable remote doctors and free accurate healthcare information.

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  • K Health announced today that Gal Gadot, world-renowned actress and producer, and producer Jaron Varsano, have joined forces with K Health to help millions across the U.S. access affordable remote doctors and free accurate healthcare information.
  • Gadot and Varsano, parents of three, have partnered with K Health in an effort to help people across the U.S. access convenient, high quality healthcare at their fingertips.
  • At K Health, we want people to take healthcare into their own hands and never hesitate reaching out to a clinician about a health concern, said Allon Bloch, CEO and co-founder of K Health.
  • K Health is available in 48 states and has helped over 5 million people get access to higher quality and affordable care.

Merck Announces First-Quarter 2022 Dividend

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 7:48pm

Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.69 per share of the companys common stock for the first quarter of 2022.

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  • Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.69 per share of the companys common stock for the first quarter of 2022.
  • Payment will be made on Jan. 7, 2022 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Dec. 15, 2021.
  • We demonstrate our commitment to patients and population health by increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships.
  • Forward-Looking Statement of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA
    This news release of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA (the company) includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S.

Harvard MedTech to Discuss New Approaches to Pain Management for Injured Workers During Panel Presentation at Worker’s Compensation Institute Conference

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 7:31pm

Harvard MedTech, a breakthrough digital health company, will participate in a panel presentation highlighting new approaches to pain management, including virtual reality technology and spinal cord stimulation, at the Workers Compensation Institute conference in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at 1:00 PM.

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  • Harvard MedTech, a breakthrough digital health company, will participate in a panel presentation highlighting new approaches to pain management, including virtual reality technology and spinal cord stimulation, at the Workers Compensation Institute conference in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at 1:00 PM.
  • Panelists will discuss two novel therapies that offer solutions for injured workers suffering with chronic pain that remove the risks associated with opioids: spinal cord stimulation and virtual reality.
  • He will also outline best practices and present case studies that demonstrate the program can be a successful alternative to opioids for managing pain.
  • I look forward to sharing how Harvard MedTechs Vx Therapy takes a holistic approach to pain management, combining the biopsychosocial model with virtual reality therapy.

Mark Farrah Associates Assessed Trends in Employer Group Medicare Advantage Membership

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 6:50pm

In the latest analysis brief, Mark Farrah Associates (MFA) , provided insights about the current employer-group Medicare Advantage (MA) market and assessed membership trends by carrier and state.

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  • In the latest analysis brief, Mark Farrah Associates (MFA) , provided insights about the current employer-group Medicare Advantage (MA) market and assessed membership trends by carrier and state.
  • As of November 1, 2021, over 279,000 more beneficiaries were enrolled in employer-group MA plans than in December of 2020, a 6% increase according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Advantage enrollment reports aggregated by Mark Farrah Associates in Medicare Business Online.
  • As of November 1, 2021, MFA reported approximately 4.9 million members were enrolled in employer-group Medicare Advantage plans, or Medicare Advantage employer-group waiver plans (MA-EGWPs).
  • Mark Farrah Associates Medicare Business Online simplifies the tracking of monthly Medicare Advantage and PDP enrollment by competitor.

Western Dental and NFL Alumni Host Holiday Block Party with Walgreens to Provide Free COVID Vaccinations

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 5:38pm

Western Dental & Orthodontics, one of the nations leaders in accessible, affordable oral healthcare and the Southern California Chapter of NFL Alumni have joined forces with Walgreens once again to provide free COVID vaccinations to anyone 5 years and older at a COVID Awareness Holiday Block Party.

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  • Western Dental & Orthodontics, one of the nations leaders in accessible, affordable oral healthcare and the Southern California Chapter of NFL Alumni have joined forces with Walgreens once again to provide free COVID vaccinations to anyone 5 years and older at a COVID Awareness Holiday Block Party.
  • Increasing vaccinations among Southern Californians is critical in gaining control over this pandemic, said Dr. John Luther, Chief Dental Officer at Western Dental.
  • Were grateful for Walgreens generous support of free vaccines and our partners at the NFL Alumni that have been great in helping get the word out.
  • Western Dental is a preferred dental provider for all of the Southern California Alumni Chapters members and provides dental services to NFL alumni players and their families, including orthodontics, dental implants, crowns and restorations, and pediatric dentistry.

Harpak-ULMA Introduces G. Mondini’s Innovative PaperSeal Former to North America

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 4:01pm

Harpak-ULMA today announced the North American availability of G. Mondinis innovative PaperSeal Former , which produces sustainable paperboard-formed trays that employ 85% less plastic and operates at high speed in a compact footprint.

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  • Harpak-ULMA today announced the North American availability of G. Mondinis innovative PaperSeal Former , which produces sustainable paperboard-formed trays that employ 85% less plastic and operates at high speed in a compact footprint.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211130005836/en/
    Harpak-ULMA announces the North American availability of G. Mondinis innovative PaperSeal Former, which produces sustainable paperboard-formed trays that employ 85% less plastic and operates at high speed in a compact footprint.
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    The PaperSeal line offers a sustainable alternative versus traditional tray seal applications in an attractive package with improved graphics potential.
  • The PaperSeal Former can be used to supply any tray sealer with a more sustainable formed tray.

Ex-Apple / Tesla Leaders Raise $1,000,000 in 1 Hour From Retail Investors, On Track to Release World’s First Artificial Human Arm

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 3:10pm

The Atom Limbs Regulation CF Offering raised $1,000,000 in 1 hour, and is just shy of $2,000,000 raised in total.

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  • The Atom Limbs Regulation CF Offering raised $1,000,000 in 1 hour, and is just shy of $2,000,000 raised in total.
  • Atom opened its latest investment round in anticipation of a 2023 release of the companys first product, Atom Touch.
  • The worlds first artificial human arm, Atom Touch is neurally and non-invasively mind-controlled, offers a near-full range of human motion, restores a basic sense of touch, and is worn with a revolutionary apparel attachment system.
  • The company has been able to radically reduce costs while substantially increasing consumer value making the first artificial human arm market ready.