Integral BioSystems Receives Notice of Divisional Patent Allowance from USPTO for Sustained Drug Delivery Platform

The USPTO has issued a Divisional Patent Allowance for Integral BioSystems’ NanoM™, the firm’s sustained release technology platform

This divisional patent allowance greatly expands the number of patent-protected fields of use for NanoM™”

— Dr. Shikha Barman

BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, US, February 23, 2019 / — Bedford, MA-based drug development firm Integral BioSystems has received a Divisional Patent notice of allowance from the USPTO on one of its flagship inventions, NanoM™, “Methods and Biocompatible Compositions to Achieve Sustained Drug Release in the Eye”, United States Patent #9931306, issued on April 3, 2018.

Developed as a drug delivery platform for the formulation of new chemical entities as well as already-approved drugs in a 505(b)2 environment, the patented technology is a novel, patented, differentiated and improved delivery approach for administering sustained-release medications, both small molecules and biologics to ocular and other tissue types, both as therapies adjunct to surgical interventions as well as stand-alone sustained release drug therapies in ophthalmology. The technology is also applicable to otology, intranasal, buccal, sublingual, urology and other accessible tissue spaces.

The divisional patent covers broad embodiments of a drug-containing nanostructured wafer-based platform technology, as well as injectable, polymeric microencapsulates. The latter have novel surface characteristics that allow them to be remain dispersed after injection into a tissue space (such as the vitreous humor). This is a major improvement upon the current state-of-the-art in polymeric microspheres, which tend to aggregate into a mass when injected in tissue, leading to unpredictable release rates. This is a major issue, since the aggregated, clumped microspheres behave like a much larger delivery system, having release rates dependent on the dimensions and characteristics of the aggregated mass. As a result, the shape and internal characteristics of the aggregates are unpredictable and can vary with each injection. This leads to variability and unpredictability of drug pharmacokinetics. The novel nano- and micro-structured encapsulates offer improvements to this critical issue, by specific surface characteristics imparted by process treatments.

The additional claims allowed in this divisional patent extend ways to sustain release of therapeutics, both small molecules and biologics, both on the surface of the eye as a flexible, adherent wafer and as injected microencapsulates. This is particularly useful for the development of improved, next-generation therapies in ophthalmic indications in glaucoma, cataract surgery, etc. as well as the development of regimens to treat cancer and infections for other tissues and organs. This innovation can be considered transformational and can be the platform engine for many future sustained release products.

Integral BioSystems seeks to develop a product pipeline utilizing this technology for a variety of indications including ophthalmic, urology, otic, intranasal, intra-uterine and rectal routes using new drug substances, as well as using approved drugs to pursue an aggressive 505b2 development strategy.

About Integral BioSystems
Since its formation in 2011, Integral BioSystems has established credibility in drug formulation, CMC consulting, analytical method development and methods qualification, as well as scale-up process engineering. Along with its strong presence as an ophthalmic product development CRO, the company also has expertise in other routes, including injectables, infusions, topical dermal gels/creams, and nanocrystals. Integral BioSystems provides expertise and know-how in developing both front-of-the-eye and back-of-the-eye products, offering complete development services in pre-formulation, including bioanalytical.

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Jetblack Corp Announces Formation of New Subsidiaries

New Cannabis Subsidiaries are formed expanding the JetBlack Family

JetBlack Corp (OTCMKTS:JTBK)

PORTLAND, OREGON, UNITED STATES, February 23, 2019 / — JetBlack Corp. (OTC: JTBK) announces formation of new subsidiaries focused in the Cannabis Industry. Supreme Genetics LLC will operate out of the newly acquired Portland Oregon location. The location is 12,400 square feet and has a producer license pending approval. Supreme Genetics will focus on genetics and high quality craft products. In addition the company has formed CenAviv LLC, which will operate out of the Portland location as well. CenAviv is in the process of applying for processing and wholesale licenses. The company will focus on high quality edibles and pharmaceutical grade formulations. CenAviv is planning on creating a sterile lab space and commercial kitchen in the Portland location. The company has secured a long term lease on the space.

In addition This Budz For You Farms LLC is in the process of transferring locations and ownership. The company is in the process of building out the new location in Hillsboro. Budz™ is a Tier 1 Producer and has applied for wholesale and processing licenses as well for the Hillsboro Oregon location. The location is under a lease agreement.

The company has formed a subsidiary in Washington State Top Tier Science LLC. Top Tier Science will be managing a Tier 1 Producer Processor in Washington State. The company is in the process of finalizing the management agreements.

The company has decided to not proceed with the Reg 1-A filing for various reasons. The company is looking for non dilutive financing and can not guarantee success at raising capital.

More information including pictures of our locations can be found at our website

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What is Caregiver Burnout?

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We often hear the term "burnt out" but what does it actually mean?

There are so many ways to prevent caregiver burnout it's important to practice these methods.”

— Michele Berman, Owner


Understanding Caregiver Burnout
We often heard that a certain profession can cause a person to “burned out,” such being a police officer, chef or nurse. We sometimes forget about caregivers; a family member or friend who takes care of an elderly loved one. It’s hard to realize a caregiver can experience burn out unless you have been in their shoes. When you commit to taking care of a loved one, you will experience many changes, more so than just having your elderly parent move in with you, but the feeling of being “there” for him or her for all their health needs. This isn’t to say that caregiving cannot be a rewarding experience, but the danger of getting burned out is real and can happen to anyone.

Caregiver burnout not only affects a person mentally but also physically and emotionally. The physical effects are accompanied by a change in attitude, usually negative. It’s vital that you know the warning signs of caregiver burnout to prevent mental exhaustion and health problems. It can also affect your spiritual health when you feel that you have lost control over your life while caring for a loved one. Caregivers experience of a level of stress that can be detrimental to their overall well-being, including gaining weight and disrupting sleep patterns. If a caregiver is not proactive about preventing burned out, he or she runs the risk of not only becoming chronically sick but ruining the relationship with their loved one and/or family members.

Causes of Caregiver Burnout
The caregiver stress and physical issues stem from:

Unrealistic Expectations: It’s only natural that you want to ensure that everything is perfect for your loved one, including a positive attitude all the time. This is unrealistic because there will be caregiver responsibilities that you will dread. Also, if your loved one has Alzheimer’s, where mood swings are evident, the positive effect will go to waste quickly. It’s important from the very beginning to know what you are getting yourself into. Educating yourself on not only the responsibilities you will have but their lasting effects will help you be aware of what your loved needs and to ensure a happy home. Also, your healthcare provider can provide additional resources (e.g. fact sheets) on the disease your elderly parent is suffering from, such as Parkinson’s disease, or how to be an efficient caregiver.

Lack of Control: We cannot control every situation (e.g. a parent needing care), this also includes finances and time. Having this lack of control makes caregivers even more pressured to be the best caregiver to their loved one. Accepting that you cannot control everything that goes on your life and in the life of your loved one will make getting through the day much easier. And when your parent has a progressive disease, such as Alzheimer’s disease, there comes a point when you have to accept that you cannot care for him or her any longer. A nursing home or assisted living community may be the solution. Or, even an adult day care center. This doesn’t mean that you have given up or failed, it means that you have accepted the fact that you no longer have the skills to care for your loved one.

Unreasonable Demands. In today’s society, we all strive to be “perfect.” The need to provide excellent home care to an elderly parent or relative is no exception. We try to do everything for everyone, leaving ourselves drained. An example of an unreasonable demand is when a family member wants you to make a certain meal for your elderly parent. This creates an unreasonable burden on the you, the caregiver. Yet, you can also put an unreasonable demand on yourself as declaring yourself as the primary caregiver, where your parent is your exclusive responsibility. To relieve some of the stress, you should ask for help from not just your siblings but from support groups, such as Family Caregiver Alliance.

Unrealistic Goals. By setting unrealistic goals, you are setting yourself up for failure. Remember, you can’t be all things to all people. If one of your goals is to stick to a schedule, it won’t happen because emergencies can happen at any time. Or, plans fall through at the last minute. The number one goal is to provide a safe and comfortable home for your loved one.

Caregiver Burnout Can Be Prevented
There are many ways to prevent caregiver burnout, where some are more obvious than others. However, it really comes down to the caregiver actively seeking help – not just talking about it. To prevent burnout:

Talk to someone. It’s not healthy to keep your emotions bottled up. Eventually, they will take a toll on not just your mind but on your body. You can talk to a family member, friend or a co-worker. Sometimes it’s better to take to a stranger, such as a therapist or co-member of a support group. You also need to accept your feelings – this should be your mantra. You must remind yourself that you are not the only caregiver to experience guilt, anger, frustration … etc.

Schedule “self-care” time. This is easier said than done. But, if you don’t reserve time for yourself, you will wear yourself down. It can be anything from reading a book to taking a bubble. Bath. It can also mean getting out the house to meet up with a friend. It is important that you put it on your calendar. When you put it on your calendar, it signifies this time is just as important as taking your parent to his or her doctor’s appointment. If you don’t have someone to watch your loved one during your “self-care” time, you can arrange for respite care from a home health agency. This type of service gives caregivers a break. An in-home care aide will come to your home to care for your loved one.

We all plan on doing it, but we don’t. It has been proven that exercise releases endorphins that give you mood a boost. It is very easy for a caregiver get depressed or have anxiety when caring for a loved one. This can lead to unhealthy habits, such as having more than one drink a day, excessive smoking and over-eating. Over-eating can lead to obesity, which is one cause of heart disease. The American Heart Association offers an online support network for those caring for loved ones with heart disease or have suffered a stroke.

Stay healthy. Eating healthy and getting the proper amount of sleep are necessary to provide the care needed for your loved one. This concept also applies to your mind. There are many ways to reduce stress, including meditation and yoga. Also, don’t be afraid to ask your doctor for medical advice on diet and exercise.

Use new technology. Telecare has come a long way. According to Harvard Health, there are telecare devices that can keep track of a loved one’s activities. The cellphone makes caregivers’ lives easier by storing a loved one’s health information, providing guidance and serving as a tracking device. Sensors can be worn on the body to track vitals as well as dispense medicine.

Providing Complete Home Care for Seniors
At Comfort Keepers, we know the long-term challenge of caregiving. We are here to answer your questions and provide custom care for your loved one. Our highly-trained Comfort Keepers will help your senior maintain his or her independent lifestyle. Contact us today to learn more!

About Comfort Keepers Philadelphia:
Owners Michele Berman and her brother, Marc Reisman, took over Huntington Valley Comfort Keepers in 2000, when their father, Richard Reisman, was diagnosed with lung cancer and became increasingly ill. They experienced firsthand the care and comfort provided by Comfort Keepers. In fact, Richard Reisman originally started the business when his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. At that time, there weren’t many options for those in need of additional support and quality care. Today, the owners are proud to carry on the legacy of their father, but they are even more proud of the difference Comfort Keepers is making to those who need their help the most.

To find out more about Comfort Keepers' commitment to excellence, please call 215.885.9140.

This release was drafted by Results Driven Marketing, LLC: a full-service digital marketing, public relations, advertising and content marketing firm located in Philadelphia, PA.

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Dr. Kevin and Dr. Greg’s Versa Sculpt DollyRocker launches exclusively at HSN

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Dr. Kevin and Dr. Greg’s The Versa Sculpt DollyRocker launches exclusively at HSN February 26th 6am EST and 6pm EST

In over 25 years of hands-on clinical practice, I’ve never seen anything improve fast-twitch stabilizers in my patients as much as the Versa Sculpt DollyRocker.”

— Dr Greg Huron

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , February 22, 2019 / — Dr. Kevin Khalili and Dr. Greg Huron, trusted Santa Barbara chiropractors and experts in natural wellness, have partnered exclusively with HSN to launch the patient-favorite, all-in-one home fitness device: the Versa Sculpt DollyRocker.

Dr. Kevin and Dr. Greg specialize in health and fitness, empowering people to make positive choices at home to support their wellness journey. They are excited to bring the Versa Sculpt DollyRocker to millions of Americans who are looking for a better way to improve their strength and balance, meet their fitness goals, and prevent injury.

ABOUT DR. KEVIN: As clinical director of the Laser Rehab Institute of Santa Barbara, California, Dr. Kevin has been practicing preventive sports medicine for more than 25 years. He graduated from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1992 and became a Certified Fellow of Chiropractic BioPhysics in 2002. After pursuing postgraduate studies at Life Chiropractic College West, in 2017 he became a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP).

“As a doctor of chiropractic, the main inspiration for developing the Versa Sculpt DollyRocker was to simplify my patients’ home fitness needs: to save them money, time, and space by creating a single, compact, all-in-one, portable, full-body exercise device,” Dr. Kevin shared.

The DollyRocker follows another groundbreaking product created by Dr. Kevin. Dissatisfied with the pain-relief products available on the market for his patients, Dr. Kevin spent years researching and creating a plant-powered, natural solution for painful muscles and joints: the revolutionary Khalili Cream, available at Amazon and health stores.

Dr. Kevin, in conjunction with Dr. Greg, has now expanded his product offerings to include the Versa Sculpt DollyRocker, available exclusively at HSN. Tune in to see the DollyRocker live in action on HSN, February 26th at 6.00 am EST and 6.00 pm EST.

ABOUT DR. GREG: Dr. Greg is a licensed doctor of chiropractic with over 25 years of experience in chiropractic, rehabilitation, and sports performance enhancement. Founder and creator of myophysics, Dr. Greg works with Dr. Kevin at The Laser Rehab Institute. He has a bachelor of science in biology and is certified in neuromuscular reeducation, myofascial manipulation, and dynamic stabilization.

“Fast-twitch/stabilizer muscles are not only vital for improved physical function and performance, they’re essential to protect us in everyday life. When you step out of the shower and hit a wet spot, the fast-twitch muscles fire off and engage as a reflex to save us from falling,” Dr. Greg explained. “In over 25 years of hands-on clinical practice, I’ve never seen anything improve fast-twitch stabilizers in my patients as much as the Versa Sculpt DollyRocker.”

ABOUT THE VERSA SCULPT DOLLYROCKER: Each health-enhancing Dr. Khalili product is created to provide a solution on your journey to optimal well-being. Developed by Dr. Kevin and Dr. Greg, the Versa Sculpt DollyRocker is the ultimate all-in-one home fitness device. With over 101+ exercises, it does the work of 10 common home fitness devices at a fraction of the cost and space – replacing the balance board, rocker board, ab rocker, ab dolly, ab wheel, bosu ball, swiss ball, massage therapy ball, leg press machine, and push-up devices.

The Versa Sculpt DollyRocker adapts to all fitness levels; it strengthens, stabilizes, stretches, and massages, allowing for a full-body workout at home, work, or on the road. At less than 5 pounds, complete with a portable carrying case and DVD, it makes achieving your fitness goals easy and convenient. The Versa Sculpt DollyRocker is safe for men and women of all ages, growing with you to meet your changing fitness needs.

WHERE: Tune in to HSN to see Dr. Greg and the Versa Sculpt DollyRocker live in action, exclusively at HSN.

WHEN: FEBRUARY 26th 06.00 am EST and 6.00 pm EST


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Get SMART Educational Initiative Expanded with New Curriculum and More Innovative Programs

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DKBmed offers free CME programs that close practice gaps to optimize patient care

Get SMART ensures that clinicians understand the benefits, risks, and limitations of pain treatments, including the appropriate use of nonpharmacologic, nonopioid analgesics, and opioid medications.”

— Yvonne D’Arcy, MS, ARNP-C, CNS, FAANP

MANHATTAN, NY, UNITED STATES, February 22, 2019 / — DKBmed, LLC is excited to announce the launch of several new educational programs that address two serious public health concerns—the vast number of Americans in pain, and the epidemic of prescription opioid abuse. The new initiatives are expansions of the successful Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy (Get SMART) program which provided education about the safe use of extended-release and long-acting opioid analgesics. These expansion programs will cover several other important topics including:

•Optimizing pain assessments

•Implementing effective treatment plans that include nonpharmacologic, nonopioid, and immediate release/short-acting opioid treatments

•Identifying people with opioid use disorder (OUD); previously known as opioid addiction.

The epidemic of opioid use disorder warrants education for clinicians who encounter patients in pain. Pain is the most common reason for seeking medical care. Physical therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and doctors in both primary and specialty care—and their patients—will benefit from this education that was developed in response to a mandate by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and in accordance with the 2018 FDA Education Blueprint for Health Care Providers Involved in the Treatment and Monitoring of Patients with Pain.

“The opioid epidemic in this country can be addressed by educating clinicians who prescribe opioid pain relievers,” said Yvonne D’Arcy, MS, ARNP-C, CNS, FAANP, Pain Management Nurse Practitioner in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. “Get SMART was designed to ensure that all clinicians understand the benefits, risks, and limitations of pain treatments, including the appropriate use of nonpharmacologic, nonopioid analgesics, and opioid medications.”

The new Get SMART programs also draw attention to the importance of recognizing risk for and treating patients with opioid use disorder. “Opioid use disorder, like other chronic conditions, can be successfully managed and long-term remission is possible,” said Michael R. Clark, MD, MPH, MBA, Chair, Psychiatry & Behavior Health at Inova Health System in Falls Church, Virginia. “Get SMART aims to improve clinicians’ ability to identify people who are affected by opioid use disorder and either refer them for treatment or initiate effective treatment themselves.”

About Get SMART
Get SMART was developed by DKBmed in response to the FDA’s original 2011 Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy, which mandated the development of continuing education activities directed to prescribers of extended-release, long-acting opioid analgesics. To date, more than 11,000 clinicians have participated in the original Get SMART programs, including a series of live meetings, Get SMART Mobile, webcasts, a home study program, and other platforms created in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and the Practicing Clinicians Exchange.
The new initiatives include the following programs:

•A quality improvement program launched with partners at the University of Kentucky. The Get SMART UK program will educate clinicians with a live and enduring program on CECentral’s learning network which will include filmed patient vignettes and helpful resources, such as risk calculators, sample patient-provider agreements, and links to referral sources.

•An online curriculum through the RealCME platform that uses patient cases to provide learners with personalized, adaptive learner pathways that cover all areas of the FDA blueprint. Initially, learners are presented with brief patient vignettes, followed by question to assess knowledge in specific domains. Each learner’s responses to these questions will direct and inform a customized curriculum, featuring up to ten “microactivities” that address identified knowledge gaps. Typical clinical questions will be presented by the faculty, who then challenge the learner with interactive questions. After responding to these questions, learners will review commentary, data reviews, clinical rationales, feedback, discussions, and practical guidance, all with the goal of improving their knowledge of effective pain management.

•A series of live meetings for members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College Health Association, the Patient-Centered Medical Home Congress, and the National Conference on Correctional Health Care. This series has been developed in partnership with the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine.
•Enhancements to the Get SMART mobile app ( include an adaptable curriculum. In partnership with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine & the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, DKBmed’s new Get SMART app will permit learners to “test out” of specific sections of the Blueprint and optimize their experience by focusing only on sections with education that is needed by the particular learner. Further, the interactive app will feature new patient videos and will be designed to be more relevant to new specialist audiences. The app will also feature several customized “tracks” to enable primary care and specialist physicians to follow a typical patient from initial evaluation through treatment.

About DKBmed
DKBmed is an integrated continuing medical education company operated by a team of medical education experts. DKBmed provides health care professionals with effective medical education that closes identified knowledge and practice gaps with the goal of improving patient health.

Working with accredited providers, DKBmed develops innovative educational programs and quality improvement initiatives and specializes in bringing new learning methodologies to the CME landscape. DKBmed was an early adopter of case scenarios with recorded and live actors, TED/DKBmed Talks, 3D animation, webcasts, podcasts, e-mail, and mobile phone applications for clinicians and patients. These forward-thinking approaches enable health care professionals to learn using state-of-the-art techniques and access educational programs in a manner that is most convenient and appropriate for them.

DKBmed's programs are accessible through the company's web site ( They reach more than 50,000 health care professionals in primary care and in a variety of specialties, including cystic fibrosis, diabetes, infectious disease, dermatology, ophthalmology, rheumatoid arthritis, pulmonary disease, nephrology, multiple sclerosis, gout, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, depression, viral hepatitis, eating disorders, and pain management.

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Kahner Global to Hold 2nd Annual Cannabis Private Investment Summit in Ft. Lauderdale on February 26, 2019

This year’s Kahner Global Summit features emerging companies that investors are sure to find compelling and promises market-moving discussion and networking opportunities for all attending.”

— Mathew Ginder, Esq., Senior Counsel, Greenspoon Marder LLP

NEW YORK, NY, US, February 22, 2019 / — Kahner Global will host its 2nd Annual Cannabis Private Investment Summit in Ft. Lauderdale. This year’s line up of sponsor companies, speakers, and investors will meet for a full day of panels and pitches on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the offices of co-host and sponsor Greenspoon Marder LLP. Topics for this year’s summit range from the future of cannabis and medical marijuana, current and forward cannabis investment and real estate opportunities, legal concerns, big alcohol entering cannabis, extraction and manufacturing, public company prospects, and more. Like last year, this year’s summit will feature Media Sponsor JJ McKay, Founder/Publisher, The Fresh Toast, who will open the conference with Chairman remarks and serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Founded in 2015 by Noa Kahner of Kahner Global, The Cannabis Private Investment Summit Series is a leading educational conference offered exclusively to high-net-worth investors interested in the burgeoning cannabis industry. Kahner Global holds summits in New York, Beverly Hills, Fort Lauderdale, Toronto, and San Francisco. Each summit hosts approximately one hundred highly vetted investors and another select group of top entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and movement-makers.

Mathew Ginder, Esq., Senior Counsel at Greenspoon Marder LLP, and the Summit’s co-host, commented: “This year’s Kahner Global Cannabis Private Investment Summit will once again feature leading emerging companies that serious, focused high-net-worth investors are sure to find compelling for their portfolios. Increasingly, the industry is propelling best-in-class leadership and innovation, and the summit discussions and networking will undoubtedly result in market-moving connections.”

Among the leaders in the cannabis, finance, business, and public service sectors slated to speak at the Ft. Lauderdale summit are:

Matthew Ginder, Esq., Greenspoon Marder LLP
Jason LaRonde, Director of Sales, Vitalis Extraction Technology
Ryan Ansin, Ansin Investments, LLC
Jose Bacellar, President & CEO, Verdemed
Eddie Miller, Founder & Board Director, Toast
Greg Vermeulen, President & CEO, PISTIL
Doug Fyvolent, CEO, Hyperponic
Art Fyvolent, Chief Marketing Officer, Hyperponic
Nicole Connors, Founder & CEO, Saku Cannabis
Riley Cote, Former NHL Enforcer & Founder, BodyChek Wellness
Doug Watler, Trustee, Broward County Firefighter’s Health Trust
Doug Sommerville, CEO, PlantEXT Ltd.
Kevin McGovern, Chairman and CEO, McGovern Capital & The Water Initiative
John Pinto, Chief Investment Officer, Hinsdale LLC
Matt Hawkins, Founder & Managing Principal, Cresco Capital Partners
Bill Brothers, Chairman, Towers Investment Trust
Sander C. Zabzebski, Partner, Greenspoon Marder LLP
Douglas J. Hannah, Managing Director, Silverleaf Advisors
Todd Rosales, Chief Technology Officer, Cooper Family Office
Michael Willner, CEO & President, Willner Capital
Alex Fang, CEO & Co-Founder, Sublime
Lauren Maillian, Chief Strategy Officer, Province Brands
Kevin Hart, Founder & CEO, Green Check Verified
Scott Stevens, CEO, Grays Peak Ventures
Joyce Cenali, Chief Operating Officer, Big Rock Partners
Gian Paolo Veronese, Chief Business Development Officer, Big Rock Partners
Jeff Smith, Partner, Kapno
Richard Yates, Esq., Private Investor
Jeanne Sullivan, Co-Founder, Sullivan Adventures LLC
Amanda Byrd, Chief Marketing Officer, Philter Labs, Inc
Lokesh Chugh, Partner, The London Fund
Rehan Huda, CEO, Greensky Labs
John Vardaman, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Hypur
Matt Karnes, Founder, Green Wave Advisors
Marek Jasinski, Founder, 100THX
Candice Baumont, Chief Investment Officer, L Investments

Additional media sponsors include Family Office Networks, cannabis & tech today, NEW CANNABIS VENTURES, CFN Media Group, and FAMILY OFFICE ELITE Magazine & Events. The Summit’s PR partner is kmacconnect pr.

The event will be held at Greenspoon Marder, 200 East Broward Blvd., Suite 1800, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Space permitting, please visit to request an invitation.

About Kahner Global and Founder, Noa Kahner
Kahner Global specializes in curating high-level investor conferences and events. The Cannabis Private Investment Summits are the premier conferences for institutional investors, family offices, and ultra high-net-worth investors. Hosted annually in New York City, Toronto, Fort Lauderdale, Beverly Hills, and soon to be San Francisco, the summits provide a highly bespoke conference experience and bring optimal deal flow to attending investors and entrepreneurs. Founder Noa Kahner began her career as Head of Business Development at an institutional investor conference company, where she developed conferences throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Noa received a Master in Business Administration from Baruch College, The Zicklin School of Business. In 2014, she was named a member of the Milken Young Leadership Circle and serves on its steering committee.

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AV-Comparatives’ Awards Ceremony and Summary Report for 2018

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AV-Comparatives Award Ceremony at Swarovski Crystal Worlds

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Best-performing IT security software recognised at Swarovski Crystal Worlds

INNSBRUCK / WATTENS, TYROL, AUSTRIA, February 22, 2019 / — AV-Comparatives’ Awards Ceremony for 2018

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As cybercrime becomes ever more common and ever more sophisticated, the importance of effective security programs increases accordingly. AV-Comparatives’ Awards Ceremony for its 2018 tests recognised those vendors whose products provide truly effective protection against IT threats. The event was held on 4th and 5th of February 2019 in Innsbruck, and 36 IT-security specialists from 12 countries attended. In addition to the awards ceremony itself, the event included a security conference, with speakers on cybersecurity-related topics. As cyber-threats continue to evolve, so must the testing of security solutions, and so AV-Comparatives’ new Enhanced Real-World Test, which will be run for the first time in 2019, was introduced.

Participants were also treated to a thrilling bobsleigh ride at the Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track in Igls. The bobs reached a top speed of over 120 km/h!


At the Awards Ceremony, various awards were handed over for top-performing security products tested during the course of 2018. There were AV-Comparatives Approved Product Awards for qualifying consumer and business products. In addition, there were various awards for the Consumer Main Test Series – both for individual tests, and for overall results across the test series.

Product of the Year Award

Avast received the Product of the Year Award 2018 (1st place overall), having reached top scores in every test throughout the year. The award is given for the highest overall results across all the tests in the series.
Bitdefender was rewarded with the Outstanding Product Award 2018, having also reached top scores in all the tests. This award is given when two products achieve identical overall scores in the Consumer Main Test Series; the product which has already won Product of the Year, or won it more recently, receives the Outstanding Product Award.
AVG, Avira, Kaspersky Lab and Tencent achieved excellent results across the different test categories, and all received

Top-Rated Product Awards.

Security awards for protection, performance, malware removal and low false alarms
Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were given for each of the following AV-Comparatives’ Tests: Real-World Protection, Malware Protection, Low False-Positives, Low System-Impact and Malware Removal. For details, please see “Overview of levels reached during 2018” in our 2018 Summary Report. Vendors receiving awards for individual tests were Avast, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender, Emsisoft, ESET, K7, Kaspersky Lab, and Tencent.

Security conference

Franz Unterluggauer opened the day with a presentation on how the Innovation Agency of Tirol stimulates business transformation through digitalization. Next, Dr. Peter J. Mirski, Professor of Management and IT at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) gave his view on how to improve ‘IT and security education of tomorrow’. After the break, the improvements of the AV-Comparatives’ Enhanced Real-World-Test methodology were presented.

Message from the CEO

AV-Comparatives’ founder and CEO Andreas Clementi commented, “We would like to thank everyone who came to this event in Innsbruck for making it such a success. As cybercrime continues to rise, effective security products are more important than ever. We congratulate the security vendors whose products stood up to rigorous independent testing that mimics real-world scenarios.”

AV-Comparatives’ Tests

The increasing number and variety of threats means that rigorous testing is required to determine which security products are really effective at protecting a system, whilst allowing the user to work normally without interruptions. AV-Comparatives’ Consumer Main Test Series subjects consumer security programs to not one but four main tests throughout the course of each year. The Real-World Protection Test checks a product’s ability to protect against real-world Internet threats; the Malware Protection Test requires each product to identify thousands of recent malicious programs; the Performance Test verifies whether the security programs can provide protection without slowing down the PC; and the Malware Removal Test checks how well each product can remove malware that has already infected a PC. Additionally, there is a False Positives Test ensures that false alarms are kept to a minimum. This variety of tests ensures that security products are not just strong in one or two areas, but provide all-round protection and performance.

About AV-Comparatives

AV-Comparatives is an independent organization offering systematic testing that checks whether security software, such as PC/Mac-based antivirus products and mobile security solutions, lives up to its promises. Using one of the largest sample collections worldwide, it creates a real-world environment for truly accurate testing. AV-Comparatives offers freely accessible results to individuals, news organizations and scientific institutions. Certification by AV-Comparatives provides an official seal of approval for software performance which is globally recognized.
AV-Comparatives works closely with several academic institutions, especially the University of Innsbruck’s Department of Computer Science, to provide scientific testing methods.

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A LeaderDialogue™ and Baldrige Foundation Charter Event:

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Healthcare CEO Innovation Council
Performance Excellence in the Age of Consumerism

ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES, February 22, 2019 / — The Baldrige Foundation (Baldrige), and SOAR Vision Group (SOAR) announce the expansion of a new series of LeaderDialogue™ events for 2019, starting with a Baldrige pre-QUEST Conference symposium Sunday, April 7, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

In October of 2018 a Leader Dialogue charter event of the Healthcare CEO Innovation Council was convened at the Kimpton-Gray Hotel in Chicago (Oct. 18-19). An executive summary white paper from that event is available for download on the website.

The Leader Dialogue event series also includes LeaderDialogue Radio and represents a collaborative effort between the Baldrige Foundation and SOAR Vision Group to enable business executives and leaders to effectively engage in important dialogue around performance excellence issues, sharing key case study insights and learnings.

Each event is designed to collaboratively build interest for future events.

The Healthcare CEO Innovation Council event focused on the topic of Performance Excellence in the Age of Consumerism, and drew together 12 leaders of top US healthcare systems for a two day roundtable highlighted by a set of highly relevant and stimulating topics. The event kicked off with a key-note and in-depth discussion with Morten Hansen PhD, author of the new book Great at Work and worldrenowned organizational consultant and thought leader in the areas of collaboration and high performance.

The charter Healthcare CEO Innovation Council event was opened by Al Faber and principally lead by a faculty that included Ben Sawyer, CEO and Founder of SOAR Vision Group and Roger Spoelman, then – interim CEO of Loyola University Medical Center and SVP, Strategic and Operational Integration at Trinity Health.

Sponsorship of the charter Healthcare CEO Innovation Council event was provided by Tech Mahindra, the HCI Group, and VERGE Health.

To extend the learnings and key insights from each Leader Dialogue event to other executive leaders, white papers from each event and follow-on Leader Dialogue radio show and podcast series are provided.

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Which Antivirus Software is used in the Real-World? A research by AV-Comparatives – Annual Security Survey – 2019

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Which type of Security Solution do you use?

Which type of Security Solution do you use?

The survey of computer users gives an insight into computer security, and which institutes they trust to provide reliable information on security issues.

A majority of users were well protected, having not suffered a infection. A third stated that their security product had blocked malware, indicating how easy it is to encounter a threat.”

— Andreas Clementi, ceo

INNSBRUCK, TYROL, AUSTRIA, February 22, 2019 / — The AV-Comparatives annual survey of computer users worldwide gives us an insight into their understanding of computer security issues, requirements in security software, and which institutes they trust to provide reliable information on security issues.

The detailed results can be found on our website and as PDF

Every year AV-Comparatives conducts a security survey asking users their opinion and preference on security products. In our global survey we ask users on various security related topics. The opinions and preferences from the end user community provide us with valuable feedback. The results help us increase the relevance and value of anti-virus software testing. We want to thank all who join the surveys and spend their time to complete them.

Reliable end user feedback from all continents

In our annual security survey we received responses from 88 countries coming from all continents around the globe. The survey was conducted from December 14th, 2018 to December 24th, 2018.

Some highlights are:

AV-Comparatives determined, that majority of users (86%) were well protected in the last 6 months, having not suffered a malware infection in this period. A little over a third (35%) stated that their security product had blocked malware within the last week, indicating how easy it is to encounter a threat. So AV-Tests are very important, to inform about the quality of the products.

The number of users who rely on free desktop security software has risen again this year, standing at 44% of users. There has been a drop in the number of users without antivirus software, which is now down to 0.5%.
Over three quarters of this year’s respondents have moved to Windows 10, leaving Windows 7 with under a fifth of users.
A little under a half of respondents (45%) use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). In Iran, UAE, Iraq and China, at least three quarters of users deploy a VPN.

Google Chrome is the most popular browser, with getting on for half of respondents (45.6%) using it. Mozilla Firefox accounts for a lot of the remaining users, with a share approaching a third (29.2%). Despite being built into the increasingly popular Windows 10, and being Microsoft’s recommended browser on this OS, Microsoft Edge is only used by one in 20 of users overall.

Click here to read the full AV-Comparatives Security Survey

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AV-Comparatives is an independent organization offering systematic testing that checks whether security software, such as PC/Mac-based antivirus products and mobile security solutions, lives up to its promises. Using one of the largest sample collections worldwide, it creates a real-world environment for truly accurate testing. AV-Comparatives offers freely accessible results to individuals, news organizations and scientific institutions. Certification by AV-Comparatives provides an official seal of approval for software performance which is globally recognized.

AV-Comparatives works closely with several academic institutions, especially the University of Innsbruck’s Department of Computer Science, to provide scientific testing methods.

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Iron & Steel Market 2019 Industry Trends, Sales, Supply, Demand and Consumption Forecasts to 2025



Wiseguyreports.Com Added New Market Research Report On -“Iron & Steel Market 2019 Key Players, Segmentation, Industry Analysis and Demand Forecast to 2025 ”.

PUNE, MH, INDIA, February 22, 2019 / —

Global Iron & Steel Market Presents “Global Iron & Steel Market Research Report 2019” New Document to its Studies Database. The Report Contain 103 Pages With Detailed Analysis.


Iron is a chemical element with symbol Fe (from Latin: ferrum) and atomic number 26 and steel is an alloy of iron and carbon and other elements.

Geographically, the key segments of the global iron and steel slag market are North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific dominates the market with a majority of the share in it.

This report focuses on Iron & Steel volume and value at global level, regional level and company level. From a global perspective, this report represents overall Iron & Steel market size by analyzing historical data and future prospect. Regionally, this report focuses on several key regions: North America, Europe, China and Japan.

At company level, this report focuses on the production capacity, ex-factory price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer covered in this report.

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The following manufacturers are covered:
JFE Steel
Arcelor Mittal
TATA Steel
Kobe Steel
Steel Authority of India
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal
Edw. C. Levy

Segment by Regions
North America

Segment by Type

Segment by Application

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Table of Contents -Major Key Points

Executive Summary
1 Iron & Steel Market Overview
1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Iron & Steel
1.2 Iron & Steel Segment by Type
1.2.1 Global Iron & Steel Production Growth Rate Comparison by Type (2014-2025)
1.2.2 Iron
1.2.3 Steel
1.3 Iron & Steel Segment by Application
1.3.1 Iron & Steel Consumption Comparison by Application (2014-2025)
1.3.2 Building
1.3.3 Construction
1.3.4 Railways
1.3.5 Fertilizers
1.3.6 Others
1.3 Global Iron & Steel Market by Region
1.3.1 Global Iron & Steel Market Size Region
1.3.2 North America Status and Prospect (2014-2025)
1.3.3 Europe Status and Prospect (2014-2025)
1.3.4 China Status and Prospect (2014-2025)
1.3.5 Japan Status and Prospect (2014-2025)
1.3.6 Southeast Asia Status and Prospect (2014-2025)
1.3.7 India Status and Prospect (2014-2025)
1.4 Global Iron & Steel Market Size
1.4.1 Global Iron & Steel Revenue (2014-2025)
1.4.2 Global Iron & Steel Production (2014-2025)


7 Company Profiles and Key Figures in Iron & Steel Business
7.1 JFE Steel
7.1.1 JFE Steel Iron & Steel Production Sites and Area Served
7.1.2 Iron & Steel Product Introduction, Application and Specification
7.1.3 JFE Steel Iron & Steel Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2014-2019)
7.1.4 Main Business and Markets Served
7.2 Arcelor Mittal
7.2.1 Arcelor Mittal Iron & Steel Production Sites and Area Served
7.2.2 Iron & Steel Product Introduction, Application and Specification
7.2.3 Arcelor Mittal Iron & Steel Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2014-2019)
7.2.4 Main Business and Markets Served
7.3 TATA Steel
7.3.1 TATA Steel Iron & Steel Production Sites and Area Served
7.3.2 Iron & Steel Product Introduction, Application and Specification
7.3.3 TATA Steel Iron & Steel Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2014-2019)
7.3.4 Main Business and Markets Served
7.4 NLMK
7.4.1 NLMK Iron & Steel Production Sites and Area Served
7.4.2 Iron & Steel Product Introduction, Application and Specification
7.4.3 NLMK Iron & Steel Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2014-2019)
7.4.4 Main Business and Markets Served
7.5 Harsco
7.5.1 Harsco Iron & Steel Production Sites and Area Served
7.5.2 Iron & Steel Product Introduction, Application and Specification
7.5.3 Harsco Iron & Steel Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2014-2019)
7.5.4 Main Business and Markets Served
7.6.1 POSCO Iron & Steel Production Sites and Area Served
7.6.2 Iron & Steel Product Introduction, Application and Specification
7.6.3 POSCO Iron & Steel Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2014-2019)
7.6.4 Main Business and Markets Served


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