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Atlanta pharmaceutical company Inhibikase plans $18 million IPO

July 23, 2020

Atlanta-based pharmaceutical company Inhibikase Therapeutics Inc. is planning to raise $18 million in an initial public stock offering. Inhibikase is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for Parkinson’s Disease, or PD, and related disorders. PD is the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system, with 7 million to 10 million cases…

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SEC Adopts Rule Amendments to Provide Investors Using Proxy Voting Advice More Transparent, Accurate and Complete Information

July 22, 2020

SEC Issues Supplemental Guidance Concerning Proxy Voting Responsibilities of Investment Advisers Washington D.C., July 22, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today voted to adopt amendments to its rules governing proxy solicitations designed to ensure that clients of proxy voting advice businesses have reasonable and timely access to more transparent, accurate and complete information…

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New plasma treatment under development in Georgia

July 22, 2020

As a COVID-19 survivor, Kevin Weinrich could be a key to helping others fight the disease by simply donating his blood. The idea is the antibodies in Weinrich’s plasma can help a sick patient fend off the infection. The 58-year-old computer programmer has donated his plasma, the antibody-rich liquid portion of his blood, four times over…

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Bayer takes steps to make carbon sequestration a farmer’s newest crop opportunity

July 21, 2020

Agriculture may now have another solution to positively impact climate change thanks to a new initiative launched by Bayer. Beginning this month, Bayer will start rewarding farmers in Brazil and the U.S. for generating carbon credits by adopting climate-smart practices – such as no-till farming and the use of cover crops – designed to help…

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AdvaMed Unveils National Testing Registry to Aid in Fight Against COVID-19, Releases First Data Set

July 21, 2020

In its latest action to help ensure the widespread availability of testing to detect and contain the coronavirus, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today announced the creation of a comprehensive, national COVID-19 diagnostic supply registry to help state and federal governments in their pandemic responses. The national registry is being launched in partnership with…

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NIH Project Homes In on COVID Racial Disparities

July 21, 2020

While the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black and Hispanic Americans is no secret, federal officials have launched studies of the disparity that they hope will better prepare the country for the next great epidemic. The National Institutes of Health began the ambitious “All of Us” research project in 2018 with the goal of enrolling…

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