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Conagen Receives a Strategic Investment from Sumitomo Chemical

Bedford, Mass., March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greater Boston-based biotech Conagen has received a strategic investment from Sumitomo Chemical, global chemical company in Japan. The investment will accelerate Conagen’s synthetic biology research and development contributing to a clean and...

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Philips to Postpone its Capital Markets Day to the Fourth Quarter of 2020

March 31, 2020 Amsterdam, the Netherlands – In connection with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and related precautionary measures, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it will postpone its Capital Markets Day – which w...

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Cybrexa Therapeutics Announces Arthur DeCillis, MD as Acting Chief Medical Officer to Support CBX-12’s Entry into the Clinic

NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cybrexa Therapeutics, an oncology-focused biotechnology company developing a new class of therapeutics through its alphalex™ tumor targeting platform, today announced that Arthur DeCillis, MD, has joined the company as Acting CMO. Dr. DeCilli...

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SweeGen Accelerates Global Expansion with New Food and Beverage Application Centers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America

Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., March 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global food and beverage manufacturers can now easily create and collaborate on exploring sugar reduction solutions with SweeGen in its newly launched Food and Beverage Application Centers located in four global regions --- No...

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ComplianceMate™ Creates Free App for Foodservice Companies to Help Support COVID-19 Safety

ComplianceMate™, the global leader in enterprise food safety management tools, creates a free web app for foodservice companies in order to help support COVID-19 safety. LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- As the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) increase and s...

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BKD CPAs & Advisors Provides COVID-19 Tax & Accounting Resource Center

BKD CPAs & Advisors launched the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tax & Accounting Resource Center to help disseminate important information. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Individuals, business owners and corporations seek ways to mitigate the inevitable economic effects of th...

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Salimetrics' Growing List of Cytokines Which Can Be Reliably Tested in Saliva Now Includes IL-17A, IL-5, and IL-7 for Fast, Easy Salivary Biomarker Analysis

Salimetrics brings better methods to cytokine research with the addition of 3 new analytes, IL-5, IL-7, and IL-17A, which can now be reliably measured in saliva. These new cytokine tests are available as part of the Salimetrics SalivaLab's Extended Cytokine Panel. Now, up to 12 prominent cytokines ...

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Blue Sky Vision Leads Partners Through COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Blue Sky Vision, Michigan's leading eye care group, is pioneering the way during this challenging time. The immediate creation of the COVID-19 Response Team has given the team members a clear path to implement immediate actions to protect patients, families, partners and team members. GRAND RA...

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Palo Alto University Commits to Serving the Needs of Older Adults

Palo Alto University, Northern California's leading school of psychology and counseling, joins the Age-Friendly University Global Network, a global group of colleges and universities committed to meeting and serving the needs of older adults. PALO ALTO, Calif. , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRW...

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REDCOM Donates Software and Services to Help Monroe County Respond to COVID-19 Emergency

REDCOM Laboratories, Inc. has loaned its secure conferencing solution and professional services to the Monroe County Office of Emergency Management to help enhance communications during the COVID-19 crisis. VICTOR, N.Y. , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- REDCOM Laboratories, Inc. has loan...

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The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Urges Physicians and Hospitals to Utilize IV Vitamin C to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Association calls for increased use of this effective and affordable intervention. WASHINGTON , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), representing 8,000 licensed naturopathic doctors (NDs) in the United States , encourages health...

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A Breakthrough in the Global Medical Cannabis Market: Neuraxpharm Enters the Medical Cannabis Market as the First-ever European Pharmaceutical Company to Market Medical Cannabis Products

Business collaboration signed with Panaxia Labs, Israel's largest cannabis manufacturer, to market and distribute medical cannabis products DÜSSELDORF, Germany and TEL AVIV, Israel , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuraxpharm, a leading European specialty pharmaceutical company , together wi...

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Neurimmune and Ethris Sign Collaboration Agreement to Rapidly Develop Inhaled mRNA-based Antibody Therapy for the Treatment of COVID-19

-- Companies expect to initiate clinical testing in 2020 -- ZURICH and MUNICH , April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurimmune AG and Ethris GmbH announced today an exclusive partnership to develop mRNA-encoded, neutralizing anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies administered by inhalation for the treatment...

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Vostia Telemedicine Apple iOS App available now for patients to download

Vosita Telemedicine announces the release of Vosita on the iOS App Store for patients to use on iOS devices such as iPad and iPhone. The Vosita 1.0 app is going to make it easier for patients to connect and use the camera on the device with very little technical experience. Vosita has also added a ...

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AAGL Hosts Global Webinar Featuring Physicians on the COVID-19 Front Lines

Gynecologic Community Coming Together for Insights and Lessons from Experts Around the World CYPRESS, Calif. , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- On March 20 , AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists), the premier organization in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery wit...

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With a Mommy Makeover, Knowledge is Power, says Beverly Hills Physicians

The Los Angeles area-based health and beauty medical group comments on a recent article that good information and preparation before a Mommy Makeover helps to obtain the best results. LOS ANGELES , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A March 25 article on Haute Living describes how mommy...

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Data on NASH Candidate ASC40 to be Presented at EASL ILC 2020

HANGZHOU and SHAOXING, China , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascletis Pharma Inc. (HKEX code: 1672) announces today that its partner Sagimet Biosciences (formerly 3-V Biosciences, Inc), will present clinical and preclinical data on non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) drug candidate TVB-2640...

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GenScript Biotech Reports 2019 Financial Results and Provides Business Update

Company highlights significant R&D investments, progress in cell therapy, especially in CAR-T Trials Targeting Gastric Cancer and Other Pipelines NANJING , China , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GenScript Biotech Corp. (Stock Code: 1548.HK), a leading global biotechnology company, yesterday...

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Trident at AIU Launches New Doctoral-Level Health Administration Program

Trident at AIU's sixth doctoral-level program, Doctor of Health Administration, will begin instruction on April 13, 2020. Enrollment is open now. CHANDLER, Ariz. , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Starting this April, Trident at American InterContinental University (Trident) will begin...

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New COVID-19 At-Home Test With Social Distancing Ready for Validation Study

Care Access Research to Lead Clinical Trial of Breakthrough Coronavirus Test BOSTON , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Care Access Research, the leader in rapid development and management of high-performing clinical research sites, announced it is leading a validation trial in conjuncti...

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AbbVie Donates $35 Million for COVID-19 Relief to Support Healthcare Systems, Patients and Communities

- AbbVie partners with International Medical Corps, Direct Relief and Feeding America to increase healthcare capacity, supply critical equipment and deliver food and essential supplies NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), a research-based global biopharmac...

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Roswell Park's Dr. Pawel Kalinski to Lead $14.5M NCI-Funded Immunotherapy Effort

A team led by Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD, of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has earned a five-year, $14.54 million award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to expand a promising immunotherapy platform. BUFFALO, N.Y. , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- - Prestigious grant will...

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Doctors without Jobs Calls for Activation of Unmatched Physicians in Coronavirus Pandemic

Statement from Kevin Lynn, Founder, Doctors without Jobs WASHINGTON , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- All unmatched U.S. doctors who graduated from U.S. medical schools in good standing should be given the opportunity to serve in communities throughout the country where they are most ne...

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Expert Dentists Can Help Patients Remotely to Distinguish Emergencies from Less Urgent Matters, says Dr. Sahar Verdi of Dental Specialists of California

Expert Dentists Can Help Patients Remotely to Distinguish Emergencies from Less Urgent Matters, says Dr. Sahar Verdi of Dental Specialists of California THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A March 20 article on CDA provides the California Dental Association's upda...

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Domestic Gag Rule Reduces Birth Control Access For Almost 55,000 Women Living In Iowa

Data released by Power to Decide estimate 54,210 women in Iowa of reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception live in counties losing federal funding for the Title X Family Planning Program as a result of the implementation of the "domestic gag rule." WASHINGTON , March ...

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Polyfuze Graphics® Corporation Announces Antimicrobial Safety Products in Support of Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Control and Inhibition

CLARKDALE, Ariz. , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  Polyfuze Graphics® Corporation , global manufacturer of the world's only polymer fusion technology products for safety labeling and graphics based in Clarkdale, Arizona announced today the introduction of their new proprietary line of polymer...

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Domestic Gag Rule Reduces Contraceptive Access For Nearly 80,000 Women Living In Maine

According to data released by Power to Decide, nearly all (98.8%) of Maine women of reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception have been impacted by the implementation of the Title X Family Planning Program "domestic gag rule." WASHINGTON , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-P...

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1.2 Million Women In Florida Live In Contraceptive Deserts

According to data released by Power to Decide, an estimated 1,193,360 women living at or below 250% of the poverty level in Florida live in contraceptive deserts. WASHINGTON , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- According to data released by Power to Decide , an estimated 1,193,360 women ...

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Dialysis Industry Leaders Come Together to Fight Public Health Crisis

Providers Implement National Contingency Plan in Partnership to Protect Patients and Staff PLANO, Texas , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Renal Care, Inc. ("USRC"), a leading provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, announced a collaboration with ...

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EQ Care to power Hub International's Health and Wellness Platform

MONTREAL , March 31, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - EQ Care, Canada's pioneer in telemedicine, is pleased to announce that its virtual health platform will be integrated into a care management and navigation service provided by Hub International (Hub), one of the world's largest insurance brokerages, to...

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Memphis-Based Poplar Healthcare Processing COVID-19 Tests

Poplar Healthcare, a leading anatomic and molecular pathology laboratory headquartered in Memphis, TN, announced today that it is now processing COVID-19 tests in its 113,000-square-foot, high-complexity CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory in Memphis, Tennessee. MEMPHIS, Tenn. , Marc...

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The president of Colombia spoke with Ismael Cala about COVID-19 and Venezuela

MIAMI , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The president of Colombia , Iván Duque, spoke live this Monday with Ismael Cala about the coronavirus and the charges brought by the United States against Nicolás Maduro and other senior members of his regime. In an  interview on MegaTV , Duque disc...

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Crown Partners Fund Completes Term Loan with Centric Health for up to $30 Million

Centric to acquire Remedy'sRx specialty pharmacy business, creating the largest specialtypharmacy business in Canada CALGARY , March 31, 2020 /CNW/ - Crown Capital Partners Inc. ("Crown" or the "Corporation") (TSX: CRWN), a capital partner to entrepreneurs and growth businesses, today anno...

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Mediaplanet and the Cameron Boyce Foundation Team Up for Neurological Disorders Awareness

Mediaplanet's "Neurological Disorders" campaign, available in USA TODAY and online, sheds light on the advancements in Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, migraine, brain injury, and overall brain health. NEW YORK , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In recognition of Brain Awareness Week and a...

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Mediaplanet and Voice Actor Rob Paulsen Team up in Promoting Good Oral Health

Mediaplanet's Oral Health Campaign found within USA Today and online is shedding light on the importance of oral health on your overall wellbeing. NEW YORK , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Kicking off April's Oral Cancer awareness month, Mediaplanet launches its newest edition of the O...

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The Association for Value-Based Cancer Care Hosts Live Webcast: COVID-19 Impact on the Cancer Care Delivery Ecosystem

The Friday, April 3, event will feature top leaders and faculty in the field. CRANBURY, N.J. , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its commitment to improving the care of cancer patients, the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care (AVBCC) is hosting a live webcast, "COVID-19 Impact ...

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Select Medical Holdings Corporation Announces Location Change for its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be Held on April 28, 2020

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Select Medical Holdings Corporation (the "Company") (NYSE: SEM), today announced a change in the location of the Company's 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting"). In light of public health concerns regarding the coronavirus...

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New Delaware firm has integrated software package to help fight coronavirus

OCEAN VIEW, Del. , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- An early-stage firm known as BDC HealthIT based in Ocean View, DE , has developed an e-Agent system for tracking and care coordination of COVID-19 patients. The Coronavirus first capabilities have been built on the LifePulse360 to the Coronavir...

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COVID Lab Impact Factor: Half of all Science Labs in World are Currently Closed

Market research publisher, BioInformatics, shares insights from recent survey of 1,000+ life scientists from around the world answering questions regarding the impact of Covid-19 on their research. ARLINGTON, Va. , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- At a time when the life science communit...

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Regency DRT Disinfects 6 Assisted Living Facilities in 2 Days

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Regency DRT, a nationally recognized emergency services company, recently completed the sanitization of several assisted living facilities and memory care centers throughout the State of Florida .  The company was hired by YourLife™ Senior...

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Your CarePlan is Making It Easy For New Jersey Residents to Be Proactive with Their End-Of-Life Care Preferences

During the Covid-19 crisis, this online tool is free for the public to use to help clarify care for themselves or their loved ones PRINCETON, N.J. , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Health care teams may soon have to make difficult decisions in the light of Covid-19. There may not be eno...

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F&D Reports / Creditntell Adds 'Retailers at Risk' and 'Credit Facility Focus' Reports to its Ongoing COVID-19 Coverage

Analyses Supplement ICI's Continuing Examination of the Pandemic's Effects on Retail GREAT NECK, N.Y. , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Industry-leading retail consulting firm Information Clearinghouse, Inc. (ICI), through its Creditntell and F&D Reports divisions, has announced the...

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Caring People Leverages CaringOnDemand Platform to Meet the Rising Demand for Caregivers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

NEW YORK , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  Caring People , a licensed home care agency servicing seniors in NY, NJ, CT, FL and TX, is meeting the increasing demand for caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic by utilizing a platform that allows multiple providers to engage in a single care deliv...

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The Global Parenteral Products Packaging Market is expected to grow from USD 8,912.12 Million in 2018 to USD 17,120.12 Million by the end of 2025 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.77%

NEW YORK , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Parenteral Products Packaging Market is expected to grow from USD 8,912.12 Million in 2018 to USD 17,120.12 Million by the end of 2025 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.77%. Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com...

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Shelter in Comfort with Suite Home

A furnished apartment is ideal for sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic CHICAGO , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Suite Home stands ready to serve as your "Shelter in Place" as an increasing number of states mandate that people must stay at home and self-quarantine during th...

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F.N.B. Corporation Commits $1 Million to COVID-19 Relief Efforts

PITTSBURGH , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB), parent company of First National Bank, today announced a commitment of $1 million to its Foundation in support of COVID-19 relief efforts. Donation funds will be disbursed through the FNB Foundation to local organizat...

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches New AcroMetrix Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) RNA Control (RUO)

To monitor and validate COVID-19 molecular diagnostic tests FREMONT, Calif. , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced the availability of the Thermo Scientific AcroMetrix Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) RNA Control, its latest...

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BTB Provides an Update Pertaining to the Impact of COVID-19

MONTRÉAL, March 31, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - BTB Real Estate Investment Trust ( TSX: BTB.UN ) (" BTB " or the " REIT ") provides unitholders with an update of BTB's operations and the measures the REIT is taking to protect its tenants, employees and properties as it relates to the COVID-19 virus pand...

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Female Physicians Join Forces, Fight COVID-19 With Shared Resources, Protocols, and Clinical Trials

VENTURA, Calif. , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As doctors worldwide work tirelessly in the fight against novel Coronavirus, Progenabiome's Dr. Sabine Hazan describes how empowering and encouraging it is to join forces with other providers around the globe. Facing an unprecedented virus, Haz...

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Speech-Language Pathology Telehealth Services Now Covered by More Insurers

Coverage Expansion a Top Priority of ASHA Advocacy ROCKVILLE, Md. , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In the wake of intensified advocacy by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), UnitedHealthcare (UHC), Cigna, and Tricare have announced expansions of their insurance cov...

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Roche Canada establishes COVID-19 Open Innovation Challenge

All Canadians invited to develop solutions for challenges posed by COVID-19 MISSISSAUGA, ON , March 31, 2020 /CNW/ - Hoffmann-La Roche Limited (Roche Canada) is pleased to announce the launch of the COVID-19 Open Innovation Challenge to encourage Canadians to help develop solutions to the ...

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Delta Dental of Arkansas Provides Financial Assistance to Arkansas Dental Practices and Qualifying Non-Profits Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Advance Receipts Program to help dentists; grants available to non-profits for projects related to coronavirus relief LITTLE ROCK, Ark. , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Dental of Arkansas and the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation are providing some much-needed assistance to dental ...

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SSE Technologies Launches Golden Test Mobile App Using TracerPlus to Help COVID-19 Testing

Golden Test Mobile App was developed to help those healthcare professionals for a more efficient patient registration process for COVID-19 testing CALVERTON, N.Y. , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- To help support the nation's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, SSE Technologies has d...

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