The Latest Techniques in HPAPI Facility Design


Update on SMi's 3rd Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Conference – focus on Facility Design

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 31, 2019 / — Amongst the myriad of potential pitfalls for the Highly Potential Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (HPAPI) industry there is a requirement for all parties involved to have a blueprint in place to ensure all containment procedures are followed correctly. Yet, there is also a need to ensure that operations are maintained at the highest standards. At SMi’s 3rd Annual Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Conference these issues will be discussed along with design and build of a new compound, risk assessment of HPAPI products and utilisation of control matrices.

Key Sessions include:

Control matrices, control algorithms, containment guides and confidence
– Importance of control matrices and algorithms
– Current status of containment guides
– Methods of optimising confidence towards worker safety
– Future of containment designs
Mr Peter Marshall, Associate Engineering Director, AstraZeneca
Mr Nigel Saunders, Technical Engineer – SME Containment, GSK
Dr Thomas Adam, Head of Global Quality Assurance Chemical APIs, Bayer

Internal procedure guide in handling high potent compounds
– Bayer quality organisation guidelines
– Internal procedures to minimise the risk of handling HPAPIs to workers
– Deciding the correct control based on a correctly identified hazard
Dr Thomas Adam, Head of Global Quality Assurance Chemical APIs, Bayer

Development and manufacture of HPAPI products through the clinical phases from molecule to market
– How HPAPIs can be developed into suitable drug dosage forms
– Strategies to adhere to the highest quality standards
– Complexities at each stage of the development cycle from FiM studies to global supply
Mr David O’Connell, Director Scientific Affairs, PCI Pharma Services

Risk assessment of highly potent APIs cross-contamination and transportation parameters
– Guidelines regarding quality risk management
– Case study 1: technical aspects and complexity in cross contamination risk analysis
– Case study 2: temperature deviation during transportation
Dr Ildikó Ziegler, Distinguished Validation Expert, Gedeon Richter

Design and innovation of a new compound facility
– Reconstruction guidelines for adapting existing facilities to meet the needs of HPAPIs
– Ensuring facility reconstruction meets GMPs
– Additional assets required for HPAPI adaptation
– Designing controls and training to address worker safety
Dr Jack Brown, Senior Principal Scientist, Boehringer Ingelheim

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Registrations made before or on January 31st will include a £400 discount of the standard price.

Conference: 13th and 14th May 2019
Post-conference workshop: 15th May 2019
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK

Neill Howard
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Sarcoma Coalition Launched as Collaboration of Sarcoma Advocacy Organizations

The Sarcoma Coalition was launched as collaboration of sarcoma advocacy organizations.

Because of the rarity of this cancer, many people – including primary care medical personnel – are unfamiliar with sarcoma.”

— Pete Wyckoff, Sarcoma Coalition

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, USA, January 30, 2019 / — Those dealing with sarcoma know that resources and support can be difficult to find. Members of the newly formed Sarcoma Coalition are working together to change that.

The Sarcoma Coalition is a nonprofit collaboration of sarcoma advocacy organizations from around the country working toward a common purpose: to provide resources and support for those dealing with sarcoma – from patients and their families to allies in the research and medical communities.

“Because of the rarity of this cancer, many people – including primary care medical personnel – are unfamiliar with sarcoma,” says Pete Wyckoff, co-chair of the Sarcoma Coalition steering committee, and Co-Founder of Rein in Sarcoma.

While united in their commitment and efforts, each Sarcoma Coalition member organization offers its own unique areas of advocacy, resources and services. Patients or caregivers seeking information about specific areas of sarcoma support will find more information and a list of Sarcoma Coalition member organizations and their focus areas at

“Our Sarcoma Coalition member organizations are working together to support sarcoma patients, educate the public and medical community, and collaborate to fund research to
find better treatments and ultimately a cure for this rare cancer,” says Denise Reinke,
co-chair of the Sarcoma Coalition steering committee, and President & CEO of SARC.

The 16 current members of the nonprofit Sarcoma Coalition are (in alphabetical order): Angiosarcoma Awareness, Inc.; Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation; EHE Foundation; Focus on Rhabdo; Leiomyosarcoma Support and Direct Research Foundation; Life Raft Group; LMS – National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation; Northwest Sarcoma Foundation; QuadW Foundation; Rein in Sarcoma; SARC; Sarcoma Alliance; Sarcoma Foundation of America; Slifka Foundation; Summers Way Foundation; and The Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research. The work of the Sarcoma Coalition is overseen by its Steering Committee: Annie Achee, Lisa DeYoung, Rich Rumsey, Peter Wyckoff and Denise Reinke.

Nonprofits with a focus on sarcoma interested in joining the Sarcoma Coalition can contact the organization for information.

For more information, email or visit

What Is Sarcoma?
Sarcomas are cancers of the bony skeleton (the skull, vertebrae, ribs, and extremities), and also the muscle and other tissues attached to, supporting, or joining those bones. Sarcomas can occur in people of all ages – newborns, infants, children, young adults and mature adults. Although there are many different types of sarcomas, it is still a very rare disease. Sarcoma accounts for 1% of adult cancers and 15% of childhood cancers. Therefore, few physicians have experience in dealing with sarcomas, so it is not uncommon for it to be difficult to arrive at a diagnosis of sarcoma. This fact is simply a reflection of the rarity of this cancer. SARC and our collaborators are working to advance the science and knowledge of sarcomas.

Charlene Calcagno
Sarcoma Coalition
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SDWR Diabetic Alert Dog Delivered to 34-year-old Type 1 Diabetic in Alberta, Canada

Diabetic Alert Dog from SDWR

Sonny, Diabetic Alert Dog from SDWR

Adam, a 34-year-old man in Grande Praire, Alberta, Canada, received a very special delivery today of his very own Diabetic Alert Service Dog from SDWR.

I live alone. The dog would provide additional, needed support and increase my ability to manage my diabetes.”

— Adam, Diabetic Alert Dog recipient

GRANDE PRAIRE, ALBERTA, CANADA, January 30, 2019 / — Adam, a 34-year-old man in Grande Praire, Alberta, Canada, received a very special delivery today of his very own Diabetic Alert Service Dog from Service Dogs by SDWR. Based in Madison, Virginia, Service Dogs by SDWR, or “SDWR,” has a mission to provide specially-bred and trained dogs for people of all ages that struggle with living with invisible disabilities such as Autism, PTSD, Seizure Disorders, or in the case of Adam—Type 1 Diabetes. SDWR has hundreds of working service dogs placed around the globe and is currently serving approximately 1,000 families.
Sonny, a labrador retriever Diabetic Alert Dog, has already received countless hours of training through SDWR’s service dog raiser program where volunteers raise puppies in training for approximately one year. The dogs and raisers must follow through the foundation and skill set training provided through SDWR trainers at the facility in Virginia.
Sonny is also an honored graduate of the SDWR Fallen Officer Puppy Program. The Fallen Officer Puppy Program, also known as “FOPP,” is an initiative by SDWR to pay respect to the legacy of service by fallen American police who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. Sonny is named in honor of fallen hero Auxiliary Deputy Sonny Allan Smith of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office in Arkansas who was shot and killed as he and other deputies searched for a burglary suspect. Sonny’s work as a Diabetic Alert Service Dog with Adam will carry on in memoriam of Deputy Smith’s life of service before self.
Adam was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 4-years-old. Adam hopes that a service dog will be able to alert him when he is sleeping and in between checks. “I live alone. The dog would provide additional, needed support and increase my ability to manage my diabetes,” says Adam, Diabetic Alert Dog recipient. Adam is optimistic that with the addition of a service dog it will help make his life a little easier and provide a sense of independence and security.
SDWR uses a proprietary scent training method to teach Diabetic Alert Dogs to detect fluctuations in blood sugar that fall outside of a handler’s healthy range. Since Sonny is a service dog and covered under laws in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, he will be able to accompany Adam everywhere—from work, to church, even to dojo practice.
During the upcoming 18 months, SDWR will return to Adam’s home every 3-4 months to continue working on Sonny’s customized training, follow up training and training the human to make a successful team and public access certification. This certification can only be given to Adam after a progression of hard work and dedication to the SDWR training program. This training program is what sets SDWR apart from other nonprofit service dog organizations.
Service Dogs by SDWR is a nonprofit organization based in Madison, Virginia, and relies on donations to help the organization in its mission, “Until there’s a cure…there’s a dog.” To make a donation or learn more about SDWR, please visit the website, To learn more about Diabetic Alert Service Dogs visit To learn more about SDWR’s Fallen Officer Puppy Program visit

Beau Warren
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Intermountain Healthcare Completes New Patient Tower As Part Of Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital Replacement Project

The 12-story Pedersen Tower features many all-new areas

PROVO, UTAH, USA, January 30, 2019 / — The new Pedersen Patient Tower at Intermountain Healthcare’s Utah Valley Hospital opened for patient care on January 27, marking substantial completion of the $430 million hospital replacement project that began in 2015.

With the completion of the 12-story Pedersen Tower, Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital features many all-new areas, including:

• Emergency Department and Clinical Evaluation Unit
• Main entrance
• Imaging
• Registration
• Surgery and Interventional Services (operating rooms, cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology (EP) lab, gastroenterology (GI) lab, interventional radiology)
• Neuro-Shock-Trauma ICU and Cardiovascular ICU
• All patient rooms (excluding Women’s and Children’s departments)
• River Rock Café
• Valley Bistro
• Gift Shop
• Chapel

A key feature of the Pedersen Tower is the size of its new patient rooms. Each room is nearly double the size of the replaced medical/surgical rooms in the hospital’s East Tower. These new rooms provide plenty of space for caregivers to provide treatment and for family or friends to visit patients in the hospital.

The hospital replacement project has met its established goals, which were:

• Replace aging buildings with new seismically sound facilities
• Improve patient care by using evidence-based design concepts that support better treatment outcomes
• Relocate complimentary service lines within the hospital to be more efficient
• Meet current and future healthcare needs of Utah County, which is one of the fastest-growing counties in the country

Philanthropic support of the hospital replacement project has reached the highest levels in Utah Valley's history. Major donors to the project include Todd and Andie Pedersen, Blake and Nancy Roney, the Sorenson Legacy Foundation, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Kahlert Foundation, Steven and Kalleen Lund, Revere Health, The Ashton Family Foundation, Alex and Debra Dunn, Jacobsen Construction Company, and Nu Skin Enterprises. Many generous donations came from community members as well as physicians and members of the hospital caregiving team.

The final stage of the replacement project will be tearing down Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital’s existing East Tower to create a healing garden that includes an outdoor eating space for the new River Rock Café. A new laboratory area will also be created, and a pedestrian bridge will be built to access medical clinics across the busy street on which the hospital is located.

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 23 hospitals, 170 clinics, a Medical Group with about 2,300 employed physicians and advanced practitioners, a health plans group called SelectHealth, and other health services. With a mission of helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and sustainable costs. For more information about Intermountain, visit

Daron Cowley
Intermountain Healthcare
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Saponi Stickball and Lacrosse Program in the Piedmont of North Carolina teaches culture

The youth advocacy organization reminds parents, teachers and community members to help teach the youth about the rich culture in Alamance County.

MEBANE, NC, US, January 30, 2019 / — Support Our Arthritic Kids launched its 2018 Saponi Stickball/Lacrosse program in July, and continued its momentum today, announcing an culture class in February 2019 in Alamance County.

“Increasingly, younger generations of Native American’s are abandoning traditions -opportunities for a close connection to the earth – with a resultant increase in disease and impaired health states. We are excited to add this program to support our community’s youth initiative of the Autoimmune Awareness campaign,” said Crystal Cavalier, president and CEO of Support Our Arthritic Kids. Less than 100 years ago, autoimmune illnesses were almost unheard of among native American communities. Culture and ceremonies play an important role in the overall well-being of traditional Native American people but the healing potential of this practice is typically unappreciated by allopathic health providers. By bringing Culture Classes back to the community, Support Our Arthritic Kids Inc., are focused on making sure youth stay active and healthy– making sure we offer opportunities to empower youth to excel in school, eating healthy, become good citizens and leading productive lives.

As the community’s leading advocate for youth health awareness, the goal is to ensure that every youth in the area has an open door to a great future. Throughout the Youth Awareness Program, additional partners are supporting youth by donating lacrosse equipment and supplies, encouraging their employees to volunteer with our program and engaging the public to participate in the awareness campaign.

About Support Our Arthritic Kids, Inc

SOAK was started in 2010 by native American military spouse who was frustrated by the lack of public awareness about juvenile arthritis in military and native American communities, and by the lack of advocacy for arthritis patients. We believe that if the communities such as teachers, parents, pediatricians are made aware that arthritis is more than “a few sore joints” and that arthritis strikes children, teenagers and young adults; money will be contributed to arthritis research.

Please visit Support Our Arthritic Kids for more information on youth programs.

Crystal Ann Cavalier
Support Our Arthritic Kids Inc
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Cubresa Developing BrainPET Insert Through Joint Venture in China

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA, January 30, 2019 / — Cubresa Inc., a world leader in PET inserts for MRI, is expanding into the clinical marketplace with the announcement of a joint venture in Hefei, China. Together with the GaoXin Group and private investors, Cubresa has formed the Sino-Canadian Health Engineering Research Institute (SCHERI), based in Hefei, Anhui Province, China. The purpose of the organization is to focus on the design and development of leading-edge clinical products and applications, including an advanced BrainPET insert that will deliver improved sensitivity and resolution.

BrainPET is a PET insert dedicated to the human brain imaging marketplace, offering improved imaging for neurodegenerative diseases. It is intended to retrofit into installed 3T and 1.5T MRI systems, and will be useful for those clinical sites that want the advantages of simultaneous PET-MRI imaging.

Mdm. Cai Xia, President of GaoXin Group, mentioned in her remarks that GaoXin Group has invested in many excellent high-tech companies around the world. The strategic partnership between GaoXin Group and Cubresa represents a model of win-win cooperation as the two industry-leading companies will exert concerted efforts in pushing forward the R&D and sales of PET-MRI products in both Chinese and global markets.

“GaoXin Group has been a leading technology investor for many years, and is excited to support this valuable BrainPET project. We feel it will be useful in China and around the world.” said Jingying Chen, Investments Manager at GaoXin Group and a member of the Board of Directors of SCHERI.

“We have been interested in launching an improved brain imaging product for several years, and are excited to work with GaoXin Group and SCHERI on this development”, said James Schellenberg, Ph.D., Cubresa’s Founder and CEO. Dr. Schellenberg is the VP-R&D of the SCHERI BrainPET Project and also sits on the SCHERI Board of Directors.

The BrainPET insert is designed to enhance the detection and treatment of neurological diseases. Application areas include brain cancers, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s dementia.

About GaoXin Group
Located in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province, GaoXin Group is an investment and financing platform that is dedicated to investing in high-tech start-ups and accelerating their growth. By the end of 2018, GaoXin Group has participated in setting up 25 funds, totaling at 57.579 billion yuan. Also, by the end of 2018, GaoXin Group has participated in and held the equity shares of 326 companies and made a total amount of investment at 12.694 billion yuan, among which eight companies have become publicly listed (M&A included) and 25 companies listed in the new three boards. The fund manager, Hefei GaoXin Development & Investment, is an equity holding subsidiary of GaoXin Group and a highly influential and professional institutional investor in China.

About Sino-Canadian Health Engineering Research Institute (SCHERI)
SCHERI, the Sino-Canadian Health Engineering Research Institute, is based in Hefei, Anhui Province, China, and initiates and executes research and development projects in the area of medical devices and technologies.

About Cubresa Inc.
Cubresa, based in Winnipeg, Canada, is a world leader in the design and development of preclinical and clinical PET inserts for MRI. Cubresa products enable researchers at leading universities, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies to visualize and measure biochemical processes at the molecular level.


GaoXin Group Media Contact:
Cai Xia
GaoXin Group

Lisa Bako – Director of Marketing
Cubresa Inc.
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Human rights advocates strike back criticizing discrimination and anti-Semitism on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Candle light memorial for the Holocaust victims during screening of CCHR film excerpt showcasing the story of those behind the Holocaust

Citizens Commission on Human Rights DC Director, Isabelle Vladoiu talking about the atrocities committed during the Holocaust

Visitor watching the short documentary on the Men behind the Holocaust at the Citizens Commission on Human Rights Pop-up Museum

Citizens Commission on Human Rights called upon international organizations to identify causes and solutions to prevent future genocides.

We must make sure that new generations are educated so that they can apply the lessons of the Holocaust to today's world and prevent future genocides.””

— Isabelle Vladoiu, CCHR DC Director

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, January 30, 2019 / — In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, human rights advocates and organizations gathered in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC, for a memorial service commemorating the victims of the Holocaust and a panel discussion. The event was aligned with the global campaign #WeRemember launched by the World Jewish Congress, and joined by many world leaders and institutions among them Pope Francis, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, the European Commission, UNESCO, and others. January 27th was proclaimed by the United Nations in 2005 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

In remembrance of the 6 million Jews, including 1.5 million children, murdered in the Holocaust, a special candle lighting ceremony took place, accompanied by a heartfelt performance of the song “Shema Israel”, originally interpreted by Sarit Hadad, acclaimed Israeli singer. The theme of the panel discussions was “End Genocides. Demand and Defend Your Human Rights,” and concerned citizens engaged in dialogue on the Holocaust, Rwandan and Armenian genocides — what happened, why they happened, and how they still matter. The international organizations in attendance were Citizens Commission of Human Rights, Youth for Human Rights International, the International Union of Bilateral Chambers of Commerce and Industry and United for Human Rights with the mission to raise awareness on the heinous acts that happened during the Holocaust and help put an end to racism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitic views in modern day society.

Keynote speaker and moderator of the panel, Isabelle Vladoiu, the director of Citizens Commission of Human Rights Washington, DC, delivered an introduction to the Holocaust, exposing the systematic and state-sponsored persecution and murder of millions of Jews by the Nazi regime, the cruelty with which these horrific acts were done, unveiling also the aftermath of the Holocaust, where hundreds of thousands of “liberated, but not free” Jews had to live in the same camps where they suffered.

At the end of last year a concerning report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) revealed that nine out of 10 European Jews said that anti-Semitism increased during the past five years, and a shocking recent CNN poll exposed that one in 20 Europeans surveyed had never heard about the Holocaust.

“Today for International Holocaust Remembrance Day we stand united, and humbly commemorate millions of Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust,” said Ms. Vladoiu. “But, today we must think beyond remembrance. We must make sure that new generations are educated so that they can apply the lessons of the Holocaust to today's world and prevent future genocides.”

Erica Rodgers, the National Director of Youth for Human Rights International, spoke about the Armenian Genocide and the atrocities committed on the eve of World War I, bringing to the attention of the participants the fact that this genocide might have been the one Hitler draw his inspiration from. Ms. Rodgers stated, “In order to prevent future genocides or acts of horrible discrimination we must ensure mankind is well educated on what human rights are. It is the job of each citizen to take a stand against discrimination and to protect the rights of all people.”

The reason why talking about the Holocaust today matters is because genocides and crimes against humanity still happen today. Speaking on the Rwandan genocide was the Executive Director of the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office, Ms. Beth Akiyama. She shared the story of Immaculee Ilibagiza, a survivor of the Rwandan Holocaust and author of the book “Left to Tell,” whom she had the honor of meeting a few years back at the United Nations.

Ms. Akiyama also commented that Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote about human rights inequities that exist in every country, who once said, “The UN came up with the answer. An absence of human right stained the hands of governments and threatened their rules. Very few governments have implemented any part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These governments have not grasped that their very survival depends utterly upon adopting such reforms and thus giving their peoples a cause, a civilization worth supporting, worth their patriotism.”

Simultaneously, an interactive all-day self-guided exhibit put up by Citizens Commission on Human Rights, showcasing short videos and information on the hidden men behind the Holocaust and other human rights abuses, was held at the Founding Church of Scientology Washington, DC. The exhibit revealed the role that psychiatrists played in the Holocaust, providing the ideological structure for the euthanasia program, as confessed publicly 60 years after the Nuremberg Trials by Dr. Frank Schneider, President of the German Association of Psychiatrists. Panel participants had the opportunity to go through the immersive displays and watch the short documentaries, as well as to get the “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” educational materials.

Citizens Commission on Human Rights ( is a nonprofit charitable mental health watchdog cofounded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and professor of psychiatry Dr. Thomas Szasz. It is dedicated to eradicating psychiatric abuse and ensuring patient protection. With headquarters in Los Angeles, California, CCHR International guides a global human rights advocacy network of some 180 chapters across 34 nations. CCHR Commissioners include physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, lawyers, legislators, government officials, educators and civil rights representatives.

For more information about materials or participation in the Citizens Commission on Human Rights Washington DC, call (202)-349-9267 or email

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Dr. Steven Silverman introduces new headache and lower-back chiropractic treatments at Thermae Retreat

As part of his existing chiropractic regimen, Dr. Silverman is introducing a new level of pain and wellness management at the Thermae Retreat in Delray.

My whole body approach to enhance overall vitality through chiropractic treatment helps the body recover from pain and improve the quality of life for my patients.”

— Dr. Steven Silverman

DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 30, 2019 / — As part of his existing chiropractic regimen, Dr. Steven Silverman is introducing a new level of pain and wellness management for patients at the Thermae Retreat in Delray. These low-impact treatments are for the reduction of pain-inducing headaches and back strain. His whole-body approach to physical medicine targets musculoskeletal conditions that have an adverse effect on health and well-being. As part of his introduction to these methods, Dr. Silverman is providing a free consultation as well as a free spinal exam to all new patients.

As a volunteer practitioner with the Patriot Project, Dr. Silverman volunteers to improve veteran’s healthcare with assistance to all active duty, retired and separated member of the military, as well as their families and spouses at his Delray clinic. These treatments are performed without the use of pharmaceutical pain medications that can cause greater issues later on. Dr. Silverman’s focus is to enhance pain reduction techniques through chiropractic adjustment, exercise and compassionate treatment, returning patient’s bodies to a balanced state of comfort and functionality.

As a committed member of the Delray community, Dr. Silverman strenuously addresses the causes of discomfort and pain through a whole-body approach to healing, offering physical medicine and pain relief as a healthier option to addictive opioid prescriptions. Whether it is shoulder pain or lower back pain, his methodology assists community patients who suffer from addiction return to a drug-free life through the use of chiropractic therapies.

With diagnosis covering arthritis to sciatica as well as back and shoulder pain, Dr. Silverman’s treatments focus on the causation of pain rather than the treatment of the symptoms. This unique approach relieves pain and helps the body begin to heal itself. From innovative headache treatment to migraines, lower back pain to whiplash, Dr. Silverman’s approach provides relief through chiropractic therapy.

Dr. Silverman graduated from Logan University with degrees in Human Biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic. He is licensed in Florida, certified in Acupuncture and has practiced as a Chiropractic Physician for 20 years, as well as administrator of multi-specialty physical medicine and chiropractic care offices throughout Delray Beach and South Florida. Contact Dr. Silverman at (561) 271-6367 or via email at to arrange a free no obligation consultation and spinal exam.

Dr. Steven Silverman
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Thermae Retreat
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Tempo Automation Demonstrates the Advantages of Its Automated Printed Circuit Board Assembly Factory at DesignCon

Company continues to transform electronics product development with new smart factory in San Francisco & significant updates to its factory automation software

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 30, 2019 / — Tempo Automation, the world’s fastest electronics manufacturer for prototyping and low-volume production of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA), announces the opening of a new smart factory in San Francisco. Highlighted at DesignCon in Tempo Automation’s Booth #200, the company has also released new product software updates as part of its continued mission to improve the way electrical engineers, product designers, and manufacturers bring their innovations to market.

With its impressive expansion in high-growth markets, including aerospace and defense, medical technology, and autonomous and electric vehicles, Tempo needed to increase its production capacity, opening a new 42,000 square foot smart factory in San Francisco’s Design District in August 2018. Tempo’s new factory immediately doubled the company’s production capacity, with space to expand output even more to accommodate its customers’ growing demands. The new factory also includes more corporate office space to house Tempo’s growing software, sales, and marketing teams, which have more than doubled in the last year.

“Tempo has seen tremendous growth over the last year as more customers in a range of industries see how we can help them get great products to market faster. Our proprietary automation software enables our factory to produce complex printed circuit board assemblies with unmatched quality and speed,” says Jeff McAlvay, CEO, Tempo Automation. “By delivering improved speed, reliability, and transparency to our customers, Tempo empowers innovators to bring their designs to market faster—a boon for competitive industries like aerospace, medtech, industrial automation, consumer electronics, and automotive.”

To further accelerate the product development cycle from design to manufacture, Tempo also delivers a host of significant product software updates. With these updates, Tempo further empowers engineers to increase the speed with which they can bring their electronics products to market.
Tempo’s new product software updates include:

• The Tempo Order Tracker

At each stage of the manufacturing process, the Order Tracker automatically displays status updates—from the initial order, throughout the SMT and inspection processes on the factory floor, to shipment—giving the customer real-time visibility into the progress of their board build.

• Tempo’s Automatic Pick and Place Machine Programming software

Tempo’s factory is auto-configured for production, as the system analyzes the CAD files and Bill of Material (BOM) data customers upload via the company’s web portal. Each machine in the production line is programmed automatically, and a build plan is uploaded as a digital traveler to the devices that factory employees use. This update enables Tempo to yield event faster production of PCB assemblies and on-time delivery.

• Tempo’s Automated Optical Inspection Auto-Program Generation software

New software updates from Tempo further the company’s ability to deliver high complexity designs at unparalleled quality and speed by speeding the automated inspection of finished PCB assemblies.

As part of their mission to empower designers to work with manufacturers throughout the entire build process, Tempo also releases at DesignCon a new book, Design for Manufacturing for HDI Printed Circuit Boards: What You Need to Know for Board Build Success. Focused on HDI (High Density Interconnect) PCBA builds, the new literature details the source of HDI manufacturing challenges and shows how engineers can avoid the traps that compromise manufacturability. Visitors to the Tempo Automation booth (#200) at DesignCon can receive a free copy of this book.

To learn more, please visit

About Tempo Automation

Tempo Automation is the world’s fastest electronics manufacturer for prototyping and low-volume production of printed circuit board assemblies. Tempo is changing the way electronics are developed by optimizing the process of creating prototypes with new levels of speed, precision, and transparency. Tempo’s San Francisco-based connected factory is powered by proprietary automation software, creating an unbroken digital thread from design to delivery, enabling hardware developers to innovate faster. Tempo’s investors include Lux Capital, Point72 Ventures, Uncork Capital, Bolt, Industry Ventures, Golden Seeds, Draper Associates, Dolby Family Ventures, Cendana, OS Fund, AME, and Incite Ventures. The company was founded in 2013.

For more information, please visit: and follow @tempoautomation.

Alex Crabb
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New York Passes ‘The Child Victims Act’ Re-opening the ability of survivors to hold wrongdoers accountable for 12 months

BOSTON, MA, USA, January 30, 2019 / — Boston, Mass., January 30, 2019 – Andrus Wagstaff, PC celebrates the passing of The Child Victims Act in New York on Monday, January 28, 2019. Change to the laws in New York has been long-overdue, as New York has an extensive history of being among the worst in the country at protecting the rights of survivors of child abuse. Fortunately, the law passed 63-0 in the Senate and shortly after passed through the Assembly.

The Child Victims Act extends New York’s statute of limitations to victims to seek civil action against their abusers and institutions that enabled them until they turn 55 years old. It also opens up a one-year, one-time-only period of time, to allow all victims to seek civil action, regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred.

“Finally survivors in New York have the ability to seek justice and accountability of abusers and others who turned a blind-eye, allowing minors to be assaulted,” said civil rights attorney, Kim Dougherty, of Andrus Wagstaff, PC. “It’s time to change culture and society and to provide survivors with a voice – it is through their strength, and our advocacy, that enables us to establish necessary change, whether it be through the Courts or legislation. It a true honor to represent survivors in this endeavor, to effectuate some of the most important change needed this century.”

Andrus Wagstaff, PC is here to help survivors find their voice, fight, and bring claims against wrongdoers. Survivors can pursue claims anonymously.

About Andrus Wagstaff
A national civil rights and mass tort law firm, Andrus Wagstaff, PC, has valuable experience helping clients with personal injury and abuse lawsuits. In addition to pursuing legal excellence through top verdicts and settlements, the firm prides itself on providing compassionate, personalized representation.

For more information about the firm, please contact Attorney Kim Dougherty at 508-230-2700 or visit the Andrus Wagstaff, PC website at


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