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To Combat COVID Shortages, New Free Service To Connect COVID-19 PPE Suppliers To U.S. Health Care Providers

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 3:00pm

- The portal will help connect PPE suppliers and manufacturers with the frontline health care providers.

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  • - The portal will help connect PPE suppliers and manufacturers with the frontline health care providers.
  • This service combines an online portal with the company's procurement and supply chain specialists, for:
    Suppliers- with PPE equipment (N-95 masks, surgical masks, ventilators, isolation gowns, etc.)
  • Health care providers- to provide details of their required PPE products to be connected with suppliers in GEP's database.
  • It is launching this portal to scale its effort to identify and connect the PPE suppliers with the health care providers.

HealthVerity leans in with Philadelphia hiring surge amidst widespread national job insecurity

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 2:30pm

PHILADELPHIA, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --HealthVerity, the trusted technology partner to the life sciences and insurance industries, is continuing a substantial hiring surge amidst widespread job insecurity brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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  • PHILADELPHIA, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --HealthVerity, the trusted technology partner to the life sciences and insurance industries, is continuing a substantial hiring surge amidst widespread job insecurity brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • HealthVerity has renewed its commitment to maintaining its team during these unsettling times, while also continuing to support and strengthen Philadelphia business overall.
  • "The vision and ingenuity from our team at a time of crisis is truly inspiring," said Andrew Goldberg, COO at HealthVerity.
  • By opening its new headquarters in Center City last December, HealthVerity demonstrated its commitment to Philadelphia and to creating long-lasting jobs no matter the circumstances.

Geriatric Physician Urges You to Prepare Now If You Get Seriously Ill with COVID-19

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 2:17pm

Hospitals and medical staff are trying to manage the demands created by the influx of patients and shortages of supplies.

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  • Hospitals and medical staff are trying to manage the demands created by the influx of patients and shortages of supplies.
  • Nursing home populations and older adults, often with underlying chronic medical conditions, are the highest risk of being affected by COVID-19.
  • Caregivers may need to make decisions, whether they've been told what is or what is not wanted.
  • "Now is the time for individuals to take an active role in their health by making decisions about future medical care.

Hoonuit Named SIIA Education Technology 2020 CODiE Award Finalist for Best Data Solution

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 2:16pm

MINNEAPOLIS, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hoonuit ,a leading provider of data management, analytics, and professional learning solutions in education,announced today its solutionwas named a 2020 SIIACODiEAward finalist in theBest Data Solutioncategory.

Key Points: 
  • MINNEAPOLIS, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hoonuit ,a leading provider of data management, analytics, and professional learning solutions in education,announced today its solutionwas named a 2020 SIIACODiEAward finalist in theBest Data Solutioncategory.
  • "We are thrilled to unveil the 2020CODIE Award finalists, the best in education technology," saidSIIAPresident Jeff Joseph.
  • Hoonuitprovides an end-to-end data management solution with reporting, analytics, and data visualizations all in one.
  • "Hoonuitis honored to be named a SIIACODiEAwards finalist for Best Data Solution," said Paul Hesser, CEO ofHoonuit.

DSS, Inc. Secures Patent for Automatic Generation of Patient Presence for Patient Portals

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 2:10pm

14/313,766 entitled AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF PATIENT PRESENCE FOR PATIENT PORTALS.

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  • 14/313,766 entitled AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF PATIENT PRESENCE FOR PATIENT PORTALS.
  • With the management of electronic healthcare records sweeping the industry, the patent is directed to health record management systems, and how users and healthcare providers can access and interact with these systems.
  • This patent protects the DSS technology that allows patients, healthcare providers and facilities to transmit patient health related data to a health record management system in a secure and efficient manner.
  • "This patent reinforces DSS' legacy of being a trusted provider of the most innovative health technology solutions."

SHENANDOAH TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY ANNOUNCES CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR 2020 ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 10:00pm

As previously announced, the annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time.

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  • As previously announced, the annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time.
  • To participate in the annual meeting, shareholders must enter the control number found on their proxy card, voting instruction form or notice previously received.
  • Shareholders may vote during the annual meeting by following the instructions available on the annual meeting website.
  • Further information regarding the change to the location of the annual meeting can be found in the proxy supplement filed by Shentel with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2020.

MicroVision Announces Agreement to Transfer Component Production to its April 2017 Customer

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 9:05pm

Beginning in March MicroVision expects to earn a royalty on each component shipped that is approximately equal to the gross profit it earned on each component it had previously produced.

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  • Beginning in March MicroVision expects to earn a royalty on each component shipped that is approximately equal to the gross profit it earned on each component it had previously produced.
  • The agreement with our April 2017 contract customer is expected to generate the same gross profit dollars that we would have earned if we continued to be responsible for the production.
  • As part of the agreement, MicroVision also sold certain assets needed for production for approximately $525,000.
  • MicroVision began selling production components in the third quarter of 2019 that it had developed for a leading technology customer under a development and supply agreement announced in April 2017.

Aclaris Therapeutics Secures $11 Million Term Loan Facility

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 9:01pm

WAYNE, Pa., March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRS), a physician-led biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has entered into a loan and security agreement with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) pursuant to which Aclaris has borrowed $11.0 million.

Key Points: 
  • WAYNE, Pa., March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRS), a physician-led biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has entered into a loan and security agreement with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) pursuant to which Aclaris has borrowed $11.0 million.
  • The loan is secured by substantially all of Aclaris assets, other than intellectual property.
  • In connection with the term loan, Aclaris issued SVB a warrant to purchase up to 460,251 shares of Aclaris common stock at an initial exercise price of $0.956 per share.
  • Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc.is a physician-led biopharmaceutical company committed to addressing the needs of patients with immuno-inflammatory diseases who lack satisfactory treatment options.

Biodefense Readiness and Emerging Research on COVID-19 Treatments Discussed With Legislative Offices and Bio-Industry Leadership

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 9:44pm

- Vice President US Medical Affairs, Janssen Infectious Diseases, Johnson & Johnson

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  • - Vice President US Medical Affairs, Janssen Infectious Diseases, Johnson & Johnson
    In his presentation, Dr.
  • Bright discussed the accelerated timeline in the development of vaccines in the case of an emergency like the ongoing pandemic.
  • That number continues to grow daily as organizations throughout the nation continue research new submissions can be made to www.medicalcountermeasures.gov .
  • Those interested in viewing the webinar in its entirety can do so by registering for the free recording here.

Lacking Tariff Relief, A&T Stainless to Idle Midland Operations

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 9:15pm

A&T Stainless imports semi-finished stainless slab products from Indonesia to produce 60-inch wide stainless sheet products.

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  • A&T Stainless imports semi-finished stainless slab products from Indonesia to produce 60-inch wide stainless sheet products.
  • Subject to the 25% tariff levied on all stainless steel products imported into the United States under Section 232, since March 2018, A&T Stainless has paid over $37 million in tariffs.
  • Without a tariff exclusion, we have no choice but to idle the Midland operations.
  • Operations will continue in Midland during an orderly idling process through the end of June as A&T Stainless continues to meet the needs of its customers.