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Surfrider Foundation's Annual Beach Cleanup Report Reveals Top 10 Items Found Are Plastic

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 11:13pm

"Across the country, our Surfrider beach cleanup volunteers consistently find plastic pollution is a major problem on every beach," said the Surfrider Foundation's Senior Manager for the Plastic Pollution Initiative, Jennifer Savage.

Key Points: 
  • "Across the country, our Surfrider beach cleanup volunteers consistently find plastic pollution is a major problem on every beach," said the Surfrider Foundation's Senior Manager for the Plastic Pollution Initiative, Jennifer Savage.
  • "As every single one of the top 10 items found were plastic, our beach cleanup data confirms that plastic is everywhere and it isn't going anywhere without large-scale legislative change."
  • Surfrider'sPlastic Pollution Initiative uses a multi-pronged approach and the Beach Cleanup program is the first step in reducing the amount of plastic ending up in the ocean, waves and beaches.
  • To view results from Surfrider's Beach Cleanup Report and to find a nearby beach cleanup, visit Surfrider.org .

Cytokinetics Announces Proposed Convertible Senior Notes Offering

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 9:35pm

The notes will be senior, unsecured obligations of Cytokinetics and will accrue interest payable semi-annually in arrears.

Key Points: 
  • The notes will be senior, unsecured obligations of Cytokinetics and will accrue interest payable semi-annually in arrears.
  • The notes will mature on July 1, 2027, unless earlier converted, redeemed or repurchased by Cytokinetics.
  • Cytokinetics intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from the offering and to issue shares of its common stock to repurchase a portion of its outstanding 4.00% convertible senior notes due 2026 (the 2026 notes) through privately negotiated transactions entered into concurrently with the pricing of the offering.
  • Cytokinetics may not consummate the proposed offering described in this press release and, if the proposed offering is consummated, cannot provide any assurances regarding the final terms of the offering or the notes or its ability to effectively apply the net proceeds as described above.

Apexigen Announces Board Appointment and New Chair

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 9:05pm

SAN CARLOS, Calif., June 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apexigen, Inc. (Apexigen or the Company), a clinical-stage company focused on developing innovative antibody-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer with a focus on immuno-oncology, today announced the appointment of Meenu Karson as a member and Chair of Apexigens Board of Directors, succeeding Kenneth Fong, Ph.D., as Chair.

Key Points: 
  • SAN CARLOS, Calif., June 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apexigen, Inc. (Apexigen or the Company), a clinical-stage company focused on developing innovative antibody-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer with a focus on immuno-oncology, today announced the appointment of Meenu Karson as a member and Chair of Apexigens Board of Directors, succeeding Kenneth Fong, Ph.D., as Chair.
  • It has been an honor to collaborate with the talented Apexigen team and guide the Company through a pivotal time in its development, said Kenneth Fong, Ph.D., Chair of Apexigens Board of Directors.
  • I am thrilled to join Apexigen at such a key inflection point for the Company, said Ms. Karson.
  • There can be no assurance that future developments affecting Apexigen or BCAC will be those that we have anticipated.

Adagene Announces Authorization of Share Repurchase Program up to US$10 Million

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 9:05pm

The Companys board of directors will review the 2022 Share Repurchase Program periodically and may authorize adjustments to its terms and size or suspend or discontinue the program.

Key Points: 
  • The Companys board of directors will review the 2022 Share Repurchase Program periodically and may authorize adjustments to its terms and size or suspend or discontinue the program.
  • The Company expects to utilize its existing funds to fund repurchases made under this program.
  • The Company has disclosed certain details of the repurchases made in accordance with the prior share repurchase program in its annual report for the year ended December 31, 2021 filed with the SEC.
  • The 2022 Share Repurchase Program does not obligate Adagene to acquire any particular number of American depositary shares, and the 2022 Share Repurchase Program may be modified or suspended at any time at the management's discretion.

NuVasive Opens Singapore Experience Center for Asia-Pacific region

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 9:10pm

SAN DIEGO, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally integrated solutions, announced the grand opening of its Singapore Experience Center for the Asia-Pacific region, supporting the Company's growth strategy to globalize its business.

Key Points: 
  • "The NuVasive Singapore Experience Center demonstrates our continued global commitment to scale our world-class business in markets like the Asia-Pacific region and support premier surgeon education," said Chris Barry, chief executive officer ofNuVasive.
  • Senior representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore will attend the ribbon cutting event to celebrate the grand opening.
  • The center will provide surgeons across the region the opportunity to train and learn from faculty surgeons in Singapore and provide office space for cross-functional support staff to drive business growth.
  • Features of the Singapore Experience Center include:
    Educational training rooms with advanced cameras and streaming capabilities for effective virtual learning.

Ria Health Secures $18 Million Series A to Scale Online Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:21pm

SAN FRANCISCO, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Ria Health, a leading telehealth provider specializing in alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment, today announced the closing of $18 million in Series A funding led by SV Health Investors, LLC ("SV"). SV limited partner, BPEA Private Equity, and current Ria Health investor, SOSV, participated in the financing.  The announcement comes on the heels of commercial partnerships with regional and national health plans, including Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, UnitedHealth Group Optum,  Beacon Health Options, Highmark Health, and Magellan Health, among others.

Key Points: 
  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Ria Health , a leading telehealth provider specializing in alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment, today announced the closing of $18 million in Series A funding led by SV Health Investors, LLC ("SV").
  • Ria Health will utilize funds to expand care delivery to meet demand for AUD treatment from health plans, multi-state employers, Taft-Hartley plans, and healthcare providers.
  • "More than 1 in 10 adults struggle with alcohol use disorder, and for the past 40 years the one-size-fits-all approach to multi-addiction treatment has yielded poor results," said Tom Nix, CEO of Ria Health.
  • At Ria Health, we envision a world with accessible, effective, and compassionate treatment for people who suffer from alcohol misuse.

Techniche launches EV Charging Asset Maintenance Management Solution

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:00pm

SAN DIEGO, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Techniche is pleased to announce the release of its EV Charging Asset Maintenance Management solution, developed for charge point operators (CPOs), charger manufacturers, EV fleet operators, and fuel retailers managing EV charging infrastructure.

Key Points: 
  • SAN DIEGO, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Techniche is pleased to announce the release of its EV Charging Asset Maintenance Management solution, developed for charge point operators (CPOs), charger manufacturers, EV fleet operators, and fuel retailers managing EV charging infrastructure.
  • The Techniche solution automates the maintenance and repair of EV charging station assets, reducing charger downtime, speeding up time to repair and returning EV chargers to operational status quicker than an email or traditional help desk system.
  • "Our EV Charging Asset Maintenance Management solution helps owners, operators or manufacturers achieve high levels of asset uptime through the automation of maintenance, ensuring chargers are working as they should and delivering an exceptional customer experience.
  • Techniche EV Charging Asset Maintenance Management is now available, helping owners and operators improve the uptime of all EV charging assets, to increase revenue and deliver a superior EV charging customer experience.

Zing Data raises $2.4 MM to bring business intelligence to mobile

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 7:50pm

SAN FRANCISCO, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Zing Data raised $2.4 MM, led by Kindred Ventures (Uber, Coinbase, Postmates), Correlation Ventures (Optimizely, Personal Capital) and early backers of Amplitude and Robinhood.

Key Points: 
  • The mobile form factor, simple collaboration, and easy-to-understand tools are best in class.
  • And this technical team has experience as builders and users of business intelligence software, so understand the customer need deeply," said Kanyi Maqubela, Managing Partner at Kindred Ventures.
  • "We both realized that engineering, product, and operations teams struggle to use data because they lack the ease of use and collaboration.
  • We built a query intelligence platform and smart query construction layer to deliver an experience that 'just works', empowering the enterprise data influencer," said Thomas.

2022 GVTC Charitable Golf Classic Raised Over $247,000 for Local Non-Profits

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 6:24pm

SAN ANTONIO, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- GVTC is excited to announce a record-breaking total raised for the 18th Annual GVTC Charitable Golf Classic.

Key Points: 
  • SAN ANTONIO, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- GVTC is excited to announce a record-breaking total raised for the 18th Annual GVTC Charitable Golf Classic.
  • The GVTC Foundation, along with GVTC Communications, gave back $200,000 to local high school students in 2022.
  • The Annual GVTC Charitable Golf Classic is currently the only fundraiser that benefits The GVTC Foundation.
  • The GVTC Charitable Golf Classic has raised over $ 2.1 million due to the continued support of vendors and business partners.

Credit Sesame Personal Finance and Credit Survey Reveals America's Credit Use is Rising at the Wrong Time

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 6:22pm

SAN FRANCISCO, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial wellness platform Credit Sesame conducted a Personal Finance and Credit survey designed to assess the effect of inflation on Americans and their credit in the past year. Survey results show that Americans are relying on credit cards more than ever to cope with the rising cost of goods and services, with more people preferring credit cards over debit cards, an increase from May 2021. The percentage of Americans using over half their credit limit has also increased 9 percentage points from this time last year.

Key Points: 
  • Additionally, the survey found that many Americans are misinformed or uninformed about credit and their individual credit scores.
  • The Credit Sesame Personal Finance and Credit May 2022 was designed and executed by Credit Sesame using the Momentive Inc. survey tool.
  • Credit Sesame has helped millions of consumers improve their credit scores, increase their approval odds, lower their cost of credit and save money.
  • Strong credit health leads to better financial health and stability, and with Sesame Cash , Credit Sesame helps accelerate consumers' credit and financial wellness in one place.