Johannesburg gets ready for 4th Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa

HISA 2018

Transforming Healthcare with Technology

JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA, August 21, 2018 / — The 4th Annual Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa is scheduled for 17-18 October 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference will attract over 300+ hospital CxOs, medical practitioners, healthcare IT leaders, service providers and government functionaries, as well as a carefully selected roster of local and international speakers.

HISA 2018 joins the dots between innovation and practicality, presenting the latest healthcare technologies and showcasing their practical application and integration into existing healthcare infrastructure. Under the theme “Transforming Healthcare with Technology”, the agenda will cover emerging technology trends in healthcare such as AI, IoT and wearables, electronic health records, healthcare data security and privacy, telemedicine, predictive analytics and much more. It will also look at the impact that these technologies have on hospital operations and healthcare delivery.

Why Attend?

– Discover the latest trends: Under one roof you will find cutting edge digital healthcare solutions that will move your organisation to greater heights.
– Develop a Roadmap: Discover tomorrow’s healthcare innovation tools to solve critical issues and create a clear vision for your organisation.
– Overcome Challenges: Address the challenges specific to your healthcare organisation with our tracks, workshops and discussion streams.
– International and Local Case Studies: Hear real transformation stories that you can implement in your organization to alleviate your challenges.
– Connect: Connect with over 300 worldwide senior healthcare executives in a unique environment of collaboration
– Transformation – digital healthcare is constantly evolving, don’t get left behind

Confirmed speakers for HISA 2018:

– Rajeev R. Eashwari, Director: eHealth, KZN Provincial Department of Health
– Etienne Dreyer, Associate Director: PwC
– Leonard Slabbert, CTO: Boehringer Ingelheim, Sub-Sahara Africa
– Reg Courtenay, Deputy Director: IT Systems in Health, Joburg City
– Dr Kofi Okyere-Dede, Medical Doctor & “Ideas Guy” for Novitech Digital
– Mike Perk, CEO at WWC

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Key topics at this HISA 2018 include:

– Developing a Digitally Enabled Workforce.
– The Role of Technology in Making NHI a Success.
– How Practical is Robotic Healthcare Within the African Context?
– Artificial Intelligence and the Future of African Healthcare.
– Electronic Health Records: Data Security Risks, Privacy and Regulatory Compliance.
– Emerging Trends and Opportunities in the eHealth Market.
– The Role of Big Data and Predictive Analytics in Healthcare.
– Digitizing and Automating the Distribution and Dispensing of Medication.
– Measuring the ROI of Digital Healthcare Projects.
– IoT and Wearables in Healthcare.
– Assessing the Efficacy of Technology-Enabled Population Health Management Systems.

How to Participate:

Join as an attendee: Join local and international hospital CxOs, medical practitioners, healthcare IT leaders, service providers and government functionaries – for two days of top-level content, case studies, live demos, breakaway sessions and plenty of networking opportunities.

Join us as an exhibitor: Showcase your health-tech innovations, projects, and solutions. Put your organisation at the centre of this one-of-a-kind gathering. Find new partnerships, investors, leads, and opportunities.

For more information about this conference, visit

Matshego Njumbuxa
IT News Africa
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Digital Practice Inc. Chooses PCIHIPAA to Protect Healthcare Providers with HIPAA Compliance

Digital Practice Inc - HIPAA Compliance - PCIHIPAA Partnership

The partnership will provide Digital Practice Inc. practices a comprehensive compliance program that helps them save time & money navigating HIPAA requirements.

The partnership will provide Digital Practice Inc. practices a comprehensive compliance program that helps them save time & money navigating HIPAA requirements.”

— Nam Ko, President, Digital Practice Inc

KANOEHE, HAWAII, UNITED STATES, August 20, 2018 / — KANOEHE, HAWAII, UNITED STATES, August 8, 2018 / — Digital Practice Inc (DPI) announced today its partnership with PCIHIPAA, a leading Payments Card Industry (PCI) and HIPAA compliance provider. The partnership is focused on protecting DPI clients from the onslaught of HIPAA violations which include ransomware attacks and data breaches impacting medical and dental practices throughout the United States. Under HIPAA’s Security and Privacy Rules, healthcare providers are required to take proactive steps to protect sensitive patient information. The partnership comes on the heels of an important announcement surrounding HIPAA compliance regulation. The Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights recently stated, "Just because you are a small medical or dental practice doesn't mean we're not looking and that you are safe if you are violating the law. You won't be." In addition, according to the HHS website, over 870,000 patient records were breached in the month of July 2018 .Protected Health Information (PHI) continues to be under attack as hackers strive to monetize the stolen data on the dark web.

Digital Practice Inc. has been providing comprehensive high tech solutions for dental practices that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Now, it is more important than ever for DPI to take a leadership role in helping our clients make patient data privacy and security a top priority. We vetted many HIPAA compliance providers and believe PCIHIPAA’s OfficeSafe Compliance Program is the right solution for our clients. Our partnership adds another quality layer of protection for our clients. It's easy to implement and I'm confident our clients will experience savings, convenience and peace of mind." said Nam Ko, President, Digital Practice Inc.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, OCR has received over 150,000 HIPAA complaints following the issuance of the Privacy Rule in April 2003. A rising number of claims filed under HIPAA in recent years have led many patients to question whether or not their personal payment and health information is safe. As the government has become more aggressive in HIPAA enforcement, large settlements have become widespread and rising penalties for HIPAA non-compliance are a reality. According to, the types of HIPAA violations most often identified are:

1) Impermissible uses and disclosures of protected health information (PHI)
2) Lack of technology safeguards of PHI
3) Lack of adequate contingency planning in case of a data breach or ransomware attack
4) Lack of administrative safeguards of PHI
5) Lack of a mandatory HIPAA risk assessment
6) Lack of executed Business Associate Agreements
7) Lack of employee training and updated policies and procedures

“We are excited to be working with the owners, Nam & Sam, and their excellent team at Digital Practice, Inc. They have a proud history of providing IT solutions for growing practices. If Equifax can get breached so can a healthcare provider. We find that many practices don't have the resources to navigate HIPAA law, and are unaware of common vulnerabilities. We're excited to add the OfficeSafe Compliance Program to DPI’s extensive suite of services. We invite every member to conduct a complimentary Self-Assessment to quickly identity key vulnerabilities in their practice.” said Jeff Broudy, CEO of PCIHIPAA.

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Intermountain Healthcare and Stanford University School of Medicine establish fellowship program

The two-year fellowship will support the education and training of the next generation of leaders in population health, primary care, and care delivery science

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, August 20, 2018 / — Intermountain Healthcare and the Stanford University School of Medicine have launched a fellowship program that began in July.

The two-year Stanford-Intermountain Population Health and Care Delivery Science Fellowship will support the education and training of the next generation of leaders in population health, primary care, and care delivery science. Developing leaders in these areas is crucial to meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing healthcare system and to transition healthcare to a broader focus on populations, value, and service over visits.

“The fellowship program is part of an exciting collaboration that focuses on advancing clinical care best practices, education and training, and clinical research,” says Raj Srivastava, MD, MPH, Assistant Vice President Research and fellowship co-director. “The purpose of the fellowship is to take advantage of the two institutions’ synergies in research, system implementation design, and strong desire to deploy effective evidence-based interventions in both health care systems.”

The first two fellows in the program are Stacie Marie Vilendrer, MD, MBA, and Harris Lee Carmichael, MD.

Dr. Vilendrer recently finished her family physician residency at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital, a UCSF-affiliate with a focus on healthcare delivery innovation. Dr. Vilendrer has strong clinical experience in internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, geriatrics, and focused training in integrative/functional medicine and global health. She obtained her MD from Stanford with a concentration in health policy and bioinformatics.

Dr. Carmichael recently finished as the chief medical resident, University of Utah, internal medicine, with strong experience in biomedical sciences and research. He obtained his MD from the Medical College of Georgia-Augusta University, and undergraduate degree at Auburn University.

Each fellow will assemble a formal mentorship team with at least one core faculty member from each institution to help them develop a project from existing efforts at Intermountain or at one of Stanford’s affiliated research centers (e.g. the Center for Population Health Sciences, the Clinical Excellence Research Center and the VA Center for Innovation to Implementation).

The first year of the fellowship consists of coursework and participating in seminars in which they fellows have the opportunity to present their work. The second year will be devoted to the fellow’s project interspersed with a tailored 2-4 week Advanced Training Program at the Intermountain Healthcare Delivery Institute in quality improvement methods and evaluation. In addition, fellows will continue their clinical work consistent with training at either institution.

“The best care and best research are interdisciplinary. We need to train healthcare leaders to confront current and future problems of healthcare delivery by educating them in the scientific discovery and implementation process,” says Steve Asch MD, MPH, fellowship co-director and vice chief of primary care and population health at Stanford. “Our strategic partnership with Intermountain is intended to accelerate the scientific discovery process for both institutions and lead to improved patient care and affordability.”

Daron Cowley
Intermountain Healthcare
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Local, former professional hockey player gives Athletes for Care home-ice advantage in charity all-star tournament

Retired professional hockey player, Marvin Degon IV and the Athletes for CARE team hit the ice on Sunday

Retired professional hockey player, Marvin Degon IV and the Athletes for CARE team hit the ice on Sunday

FORT MYERS , FLA. , UNITED STATES , August 20, 2018 / — Retired professional hockey player, Marvin Degon IV, a Naples, Florida resident, participated in the Hockey Summit Pro All-Star Tournament on Sunday at the Fort Myers Skatium Arena to benefit charity.

Degon, who now serves as director of athletics for VEDA Endocannabinoid Nutrition, laced up his skates Sunday for the summit’s 3×3 all-star tournament with proceeds benefiting Athletes for CARE, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

The Hockey Summit is an off-season training platform designed to provide the most comprehensive training environment for professional hockey players all under one roof.

“Using the most advanced training technology, DNA nutritional testing, on ice video teaching methods, and recovery techniques, we leave nothing to chance in ensuring every individual need is addressed and developed to improve performance and prolong careers for our athletes.” said, Justin Roethlingshoefer, the strength and conditioning coach for the Anaheim Ducks and co founder of the program with Everblades great Ernie Hartlieb.

The Hockey Summit worked with Athletes For Care to put together The Pro Week Weekend as an extended benefit to the athletes and the communities where they play.

“We are dedicated to creating a community where athletes can find support, opportunity and purpose in life after a career in sports so teaming up with Justin and Ernie made perfect sense.” said Riley Cote, founder of Athletes for CARE.

Athletes For CARE is the first-of-its-kind in professional sports. The non-profit serves as a global advocacy and support organization created by athletes for athletes. Their mission is to raise awareness for critical health and safety issues that impact athletes of all ages and promote solutions that lead to a better quality of life.

Degon, a veteran professional hockey player with a 10 year career, knows firsthand how having access to cutting edge support systems can benefit an athlete’s success rate. He is also familiar with the struggles that can come after retirement.

“I’m excited to educate athletes on life after the sport and the nutritional alternatives that are both natural and sustainable to help them deal with the toll taken on their bodies as athletes at the professional level,” said Degon. “Athletes for Care has led the way and introduced the conversation of cannabis and hemp products into the athletic world. I’m excited be a part of the continued movement and assist in providing an educational platform.”

About VEDA:
VEDA was founded by a unique group of experts in agricultural science, chemistry, biology, healthcare, and finance. VEDA has been developed to address the overwhelming deficiency in Endocannabinoid Nutrition (ECN) that affects the health and well-being of individuals all over the world.

VEDA products are formulated to provide the highest bioavailability, the most effective delivery systems and to ensure customer accessibility and affordability. Driven by principles and quality, at VEDA we are dedicated to having a profound impact on humanity. We believe everyone should have access to quality ECN to enhance health.

VEDA provides a variety of ECN products including; tincture, spray and vape. The VEDA Active line is set to launch Fall 2018.

VEDA ECN is a subsidiary of Avant Garde Holdings Americas, Inc., dba AG Health, a research and development company of bio-pharmaceutical products, big data analytics, health information and disease management, drug formulations and commerce solutions for the U.S. cannabis and hemp industry.

For more information on AGH, visit the company’s website at

James Judge
Judge Public Relations
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ProScribe Recognized by Inc. 500|5000 List as Nation’s 1,610th fasting-growing private company in 2018

2018 Inc. 500|5000 List ranks ProScribe as the 1,610th fastest-growing private company in America with a 289% growth over the last three years.

I want to congratulate every ProScribe employee that contributed to this outstanding achievement. We have always put our clients first, which is reflected in our outstanding client retention rate.”

— Toby Mulligan

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, August 20, 2018 / — ProScribe has been recognized as the nation’s 1,610th fastest-growing private company in America by Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 list.

ProScribe is a full-service in-person and virtual medical scribe vendor that was founded in 2010 to offset the burden of Electronic Health Record (EHR) documentation requirements. Provider burnout is at an all-time high due to EHR requirements and as a result, providers are spending less time interacting with their patients and more time entering data into their EHR.

ProScribe enables healthcare providers to put their focus back on their patients and boost their productivity while decreasing burnout. They specialize in recruiting, hiring, and training medical scribes to document into the EHR on behalf of the provider.

With over 1900 medical scribes operating across the nation, ProScribe is the recognized leader in providing the best-trained medical scribes and the most reliable shift coverage in the industry. For the past two years, they have covered 99.8% of all contracted shifts. Furthermore, ProScribe delivers these outstanding services at cost-effective rates.

“I want to congratulate every ProScribe employee that contributed to this outstanding achievement. We have always put our clients first, which is reflected in our outstanding client retention rate. We expect exponential growth over the next 3 years as more health systems recognize the benefits we offer to their providers and as we continue to convert other underperforming scribe programs to ProScribe.” – Toby Mulligan, CEO of ProScribe.

ProScribe utilizes a turnkey program model to provide specialized medical scribe programs for an array of healthcare providers in clinics, healthcare systems, and hospitals from coast to coast.

ProScribe’s success is based on creating true partnerships and providing the highest quality medical scribes, reliable coverage and responsive customer service. They credit their success to their corporate team who puts the care of their customers and employees above all else. ProScribe is excited about the future growth of the company and improving the quality of healthcare in the United States.

About ProScribe

ProScribe is one of the nation’s fastest-growing providers of in-person and virtual medical scribe services. Our innovative recruitment, training and quality assurance programs have successfully proven to increase physician productivity, patient satisfaction and improve physicians’ quality of life in a wide variety of practice settings.

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Bret Brummitt of AG Insurance Agencies, Inc. Awarded CEO Today Magazine 2018 Healthcare Award

Bret Brummitt

AGIA Partner and Senior Consultant Bret Brummitt recognized for his expertise with employee benefit strategies, insurance education, and human resource support.

Our company has grown since we started working with Bret and he has anticipated our needs and provided the best resources and options for our company at every stage.”

— Brad Cecil, Founder and President of Brad Cecil & Associates

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, August 20, 2018 / — AG Insurance Agencies is proud to announce that Partner and Senior Consultant Bret Brummitt has been awarded the prestigious CEO Today Magazine Healthcare Award 2018. “Bret has been excellent to work with. His knowledge and expertise provide remarkable confidence in making the right decisions regarding benefits for our employees. Our company has grown since we started working with Bret and he has anticipated our needs and provided the best resources and options for our company at every stage. One of the best decisions I’ve made was to work with Bret!” shared Brad Cecil, Founder and President of Brad Cecil & Associates and one of Bret’s many happy clients.

Based in England, CEO Today Magazine is an international publication dedicated to providing CEOs and C-level executives with the latest corporate developments, business news and technological innovations. According to CEO Today Magazine, their team identifies and honors the most respected executives who lead the way on a global stage. Their annual awards continue to reward and celebrate the leadership and strategic vision of executives across a number of sectors, such as healthcare, to identify the most successful, innovative and forward-thinking executives in business today.

Healthcare Award nominations were open worldwide to the entire readership of CEO Today and all C-level executives, business owners, consultants, entrepreneurs and those operating within the healthcare space. Researchers at CEO Today determined the eventual winners based on the nomination data received and the achievements of individual consultants. Achievements were defined and scored upon the following criteria: involvement in significant performance improvements, expansion into new markets, recognized results achieved for shareholders and patients, innovation in patient care, innovative products and services development, performance improvement of existing services, procedures and pharmaceuticals, new medicines/services, new business model, and strategy.

Bret Brummitt has exhibited many of these criteria in his roles at AG Insurance Agencies, Inc. for almost 19 years. He specializes in employee benefit strategies, insurance education, employee communication, budget forecasting, data analysis, technology evaluation, human resource support and payroll integration. His skillset and passion for problem solving are just a subset of characteristics that make him successful. In his own words, he is a “doer, deep thinker, fixer of health plans.” Bret is humbled and grateful for this esteemed recognition from CEO Today Magazine, “My career at A.G. Insurance has been an amazing journey that has allowed me to grow and develop not only technically and strategically within the realm of benefits consulting, but it has been a privilege to be trusted with a leadership role at the same time. My greatest pleasure is watching the development of our team and seeing them become the champions of change when they identify a recurring problem for our clients that we can collaboratively fix.”

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Pease & Associates CPAs, team members are on the move!

Beth Reimer to Senior Audit Manager

Carly Roberts to Manager CFO Services

Dan Schaffer to Senior Accountant

Kathleen Moran to Senior Tax Manager

Matt Migal to Manager

"On behalf of the firm, we would like to congratulate the following team members on their recent promotions." Tina Moore, Director of Human Resources

CLEVELAND , OHIO, UNITED STATES, August 20, 2018 / — Pease & Associates CPAs would like to announce the following team members as they continue to thrive and grow:

– Beth Reimer to Senior Audit Manager
– Carly Roberts to Manager CFO Services
– Dan Schaffer to Senior Accountant
– Kathleen Moran to Senior Tax Manager
– Matt Migal to Manager

About Us:

Choose Pease & Associates, CPAs as your Cleveland CPA Firm
Pease & Associates, CPAs has been proudly serving the Cleveland area as a CPA firm for more than 15 years. As we’ve grown to have more than 80 employees, we still provide the same exceptional quality of service and customer support that has separated us from the start.

We seek to exceed your expectations, while providing honest, dependable tax, audit, and estate planning services. When you don’t know where to turn to find a CPA, you want to choose a reputable company, one you can trust, and one with the firsthand experience you or your business needs.

As opposed to many CPAs, our firm has a more streamlined focus, enabling us to offer you truly specialized, expert assistance. Our CPA company handles tax services, auditing and assurance, business consulting, and estate planning, with a proven track record of expertise.

We have three local offices in Cleveland, Akron and Beachwood, Ohio. Call us at 216.348.9600 or visit to learn more about how we can help, and why you can always be confident in choosing Pease & Associates, CPAs as your CPA firm.

Tina Moore
Pease & Associates CPAs
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Plasma Pen Pro (PPP), the Global leaders in Plasma Fibroblast Training, are Taking Their Talents to San Francisco, CA

Eyebrow and Eyelid Lift Before and After by Plasma Pen Pro (PPP)

Eyebrow and Eyelid Lift by Plasma Pen Pro (PPP)

Plasma Pen Pro Plamere Plasma Pen Training and Certification Program in USA

Plasma Pen Pro and Plamere Plasma Pen Training Program in the USA

Plasma Pen eyelid lift and under eye lift by rose cruz

Plasma Pen eyelid lift and under eye lift by rose cruz

Plasma Pen Pro are bringing the latest in Plasma Fibroblast training and certification to the USA using the latest equipment and techniques available today.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, August 20, 2018 / — Fighting the effects of aging or too much stress or sun on the skin can be quite a challenge. The good news is the latest in beauty skin treatments using a plasma fibroblast pen can have dramatically positive effects when delivered by a skilled technician. The good news for North Americans is the worldwide leader in Plasma Fibroblast Training and Certification Rose Cruz and Plasma Pen Pro will be making a number of teaching and certification dates in the USA starting November 2018, opening the door to learning and being able to perform a much-in-demand beauty technique. This can be a valuable skill in a very competitive industry.

“Plasma Pen certification changes many lives for the better,” remarked Cruz. “Plasma Pen Pro has made it as easy as possible to learn the method and to begin being able to personally help clients after being certified by us. We are really looking forward to our hands-on USA teaching events.”

The Plasma Pen Fibroblast treatments work by creating an electric charge, called an ARC, that is focused on the surface of the skin. It then uses this to create a controlled burn, or carbonization of the skin, which leads to skin tightening, wrinkle removal or reduction, scar reduction, tummy tucks, as well as, remove skin tags, warts, blemishes, and just overall make skin seem more vibrant and youthful.

The entire process is safe, in the hands of a trained PPP professional, and requires no surgery and only 5-7 days of social downtime. Rose Cruz and Plasma Pen Pro have been recognized as the “best-of-the-best” in the training and certification of this exciting method.

Rose Cruz and Plasma Pen Professionals (PPP) group have trained students from around the world, and are now taking their highly regarded PPP Training and Certification program to the world, starting with the USA this November 2018 in San Francisco, California. Other dates and locations include Las Vegas, Detroit, Orlando, Charlotte, and many more to be listed on their website.

The cost of the program is $4250USD, and includes: Plamere Plasma Pen, Training, Live Model Training, Manual, PPP KIT. This system has contains everything a student needs in order to start working immediately after they receive their Plasma Pen Pro Certification.

Plasma Pen Professionals (PPP) will be using the FDA approved Plamere Plasma Pen to teach and train the future PPP professionals in this art. “It may seem as though we are just placing dots on the face randomly and sporadically, but there is an art and a science to dot placement, in order to get the results we are looking for” says Rose Cruz, who has been in the beauty industry for over 25 years. “We’ve trained hundreds of students from around the globe, and there are still millions more techs that don’t even know this treatment exists, and millions of potential clients that don’t know this alternative treatment to botox and surgical facelifts is even an option”.

Most beauticians in the industry charge between $500 – $3000 per treatment, depending on the area being treated, and most technicians make between $10,000 and $25,000 per month, depending on their workload.

Plasma Pen Professionals (PPP) are the global leaders in the Plasma Fibroblast industry for one reason – their ability to train others in the proper technique of PPP. Students that leave the training program, usually leave as professionals in the industry, confident that they can perform these treatments in their own office, on their own clients, and manage to get the same or similar results as those obtained by Plasma Pen Professionals.

For more info about the Plasma Pen training program, please visit

For more pictures and videos of actual real PPP clients and students work, please visit

To register for the PPP San Francisco course, please visit:

Our San Francisco PPP Training program is being held at Infinite Beauty Studio, by Natalia Bartrom.

Recent feedback from students has been very encouraging.

Shawna T., from Toronto, Ontario, commented in a five-star review, “I was having a great deal of trouble getting hired at a local beautician until I became Plasma Pen Pro certified and was able to show them how this new service would help bring in more customers. Ever since then my life has been really great. Thank you, Rose Cruz!”

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ROCKVILLE, MD, UNITED STATES, August 20, 2018 / — American Gene Technologies International Inc. (AGT)’s CEO and founder Jeff Galvin has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Maryland Tech Council, the largest Maryland technology trade association, representing over 600 companies across the breadth of technology and life science industries.

Galvin stated: “I am honored to contribute to the tremendous impact Maryland Tech Council is making in the state. It is an important enabler for biotech and technology — two industries that have huge potential economic impact for the state. It’s been a great experience to be a member for these past years, the Maryland Tech Council has made a positive impact on AGT. I see this appointment as an opportunity to give back to the important work Tami Howie and her team are doing to help build strong technology and life science companies in Maryland."

Galvin earned his BA degree in Economics from Harvard in 1981. He has more than 30 years of business and entrepreneurial experience including founder or executive positions at a variety of Silicon Valley startups. Several of his companies were taken public and/or sold to public companies.

Galvin is a veteran member of the Maryland Tech Council and has been involved in its recent progress. He participated in various activities with the Maryland Tech Council, including: jointly testifying before the Maryland Senate Finance Committee against generic drug price control legislation that could curtail Marylander’s access to drugs (SB1023); participating as a featured member at Maryland Tech Council's BIO International Conference; and sponsoring or participating in its other events, such as TEDCO’s Innovation Challenge, MTC Industry Awards, East Coast VentureCON, and the Bio+Tech18 Conference.

Tami Howie, CEO of Maryland Tech Council, announced: “As a 12-year veteran in the biotech industry in Maryland having decades of experience in Silicon Valley in the tech industry, we are excited to have Jeff Galvin join our Board of Directors. His strong experience and success in both tech and biotech will be instrumental to the work we do to foster a healthy biotech and technology ecosystem in Maryland. His mission and experience are closely linked to what we are creating in Maryland and we see his participation as an asset for the Council.”

Howie is a key opinion leader in Maryland’s biotech and technology industries. For the past 20 years, Howie has helped technology companies grow in the Mid-Atlantic region and nationwide. She has been involved with the successful exits of over 150 companies and has represented technology companies, investors, SBICs and underwriters such as JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Howie and Galvin share a common passion for developing the tremendous potential of the biotechnology and technology industries in Maryland to dramatically increase the economy and business ecosystem. Maryland Tech Council published the following press release announcing 2018 appointments to the board:

About American Gene Technologies (AGT):

AGT is an emerging gene and cell therapeutics company with a proprietary lentiviral platform capable of broad applications including large and orphan indications, infectious diseases, immune-oncology, and monogenic disorders. AGT expects to take its patented, lead candidate for an HIV Cure into the clinic in 2019. It has pioneered a novel immuno-oncology approach of stimulating gamma-delta (γδ) T cells to attack a variety of cancers. Four key patents in AGT’s novel immuno-oncology approach have been granted. AGT has a diverse portfolio of patent filings surrounding key tools and components in viral vectors, gene therapy, and regenerative medicine.


American Gene Technologies Contact:

C. Neil Lyons, Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (301) 337-2269

Company Social Media:

LinkedIn –
Twitter – @americangene,
Facebook – @amerigene,
Instagram – @americangenetechnologies,

Media Contact: Sasha Whitaker
American Gene Technologies
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AV-Comparatives releases July 2018 results of their Consumer Real-World Protection Test of Internet Security Suites

Real-World Protection Test AV-Comparatives July 2018

Real-World Protection Test AV-Comparatives July 2018

Tested Products by AV-Comparatives

Tested Products by AV-Comparatives

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Logo AV-Comparatives

AV-C's Real-World Protection Test is currently the most comprehensive and complex test available, using a large number of test cases.

INNSBRUCK, TYROL, AUSTRIA, August 20, 2018 / — AV-Comparatives' Real-World Protection Test is currently the most comprehensive and complex test available, using a large number of test cases. Currently, we are running this test under Microsoft Windows 10 Pro RS4 64 Bit with up-to-date third-party software (such as Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Java, etc.). Due to this, finding in-the-field working exploits and running malware is much more challenging than e.g. under an non-up-to-date system with unpatched/vulnerable third-party applications.

This fact sheet is a short overview of the Whole-Product Dynamic Real-World Protection Test results of July 2018. The detailed overall result consumer product reports (covering five months each) are released in July and December. Each of the overall result reports will also contain a false-alarm test and will contain the awards the products reached based on their overall scores during the respective five-month period. For more information about this Real-World Protection Test, please read the detailed factsheet.

Over the year we evaluate several tens of thousands malicious URLs. Unfortunately, many of these have to be discarded for various reasons. We remove duplicates such as the same malware hosted on different domains or IP addresses, sites already tested, “grey” or non-malicious sites/files, and malware/sites disappearing during the test. Many malicious URLs carrying exploits were not able to compromise the chosen system/applications because of the patch level. This means that the vulnerabilities in the third-party applications on the system were already patched and the exploits could therefore not deliver their malicious payload. Users should be aware that by always keeping their system and third-party applications up-to-date/patched, they can dramatically decrease the risk posed by exploits.

Test Results
The results are based on the test set of 186 live test cases (malicious URLs found in the field), consisting of working exploits (i.e. drive-by downloads) and URLs pointing directly to malware. Thus exactly the same infection vectors are used as a typical user would experience in everyday life. The test-cases used cover a wide range of current malicious sites and provide insights into the protection given by the various products (using all their protection features) while surfing the web.

Every month (from February to June and from July to November) we update the charts on our website showing the protection rates of the various tested products over the various months. The interactive charts can be found on our website. The chart below shows only the protection scores for the month of JULY 2018 (186 test cases). The results of the false-positives test are also shown in the monthly factsheets/graph.

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