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Tuesday December 10, 2019

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December 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 6




December 9, 2019 - Tuesday's Angels, a donor advisory fund for Our Fund Foundation and a non-profit which provides assistance and financial support to Broward County residents and living with HIV/AIDS, announced it will donate a total of $25,000 to support three worthy local charity programs: 
Children's Diagnostics & Treatment Center was awarded $5,000 for its Pediatric Dental Clinic, which cares for pediatric patients living with HIV. The prevalence of dental issues in HIV+ children is higher compared to their counterparts because of the effects of antiretroviral medications.

 December 9 2019 - Nicholson Center clients can now bring their ideas to life and improve clinical outcomes utilizing the facility’s 3D printing capabilities, expert team and tissue labs. AdventHealth Nicholson Center, one of the world’s leading medical training centers, today announces the official launch of its Prototype Lab to provide the technology, industry knowledge and testing needed to take a medical product from concept to working prototype. 

December 9 2019 - The Florida Department of Health announced that $650,000 in legislatively-appropriated funds was awarded to four Florida universities. This funding will support these researchers in their efforts to improve the understanding of the potential long-term human-health impacts of harmful algal blooms like blue-green algae and red tide

December 09, 2019 -  Canbiola, Inc.(OTCQB:CANB) (“Canbiola” or the “Company”), adeveloper, manufacturer and supplier of a variety of hemp-derived THC-Free Cannabidiol (CBD) Isolate products such as oils, drops/tinctures, creams, moisturizers, chews, and capsules, announced today it executed an agreement for an all-stock transaction to acquire 51% of Green Grow Farms Inc from Iconic Brands, Inc. (OTCQB: ICNB).  In addition, Canbiola is negotiating an option to purchase the remaining 49% minority interest from NY Farm Group. The transaction will consist of all stock valued at $1 million, full terms can be found in the Company’s current 8K filing filed December 6, 2019.

December 6 2019 - The Broward Center for the Performing Arts has announced the multi-year commitment of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Health System and South Florida's only National Cancer Institute-Designated center. This support will be recognized with the naming of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Intermezzo Lounge, a premium hospitality experience at the Broward Center. 

December 5, 2019 – After living what he describes as a health “rollercoaster” nearly his entire life, Alex Lacroix’s heart finally failed in late September. 
The North Miami resident had been living with end stage heart disease for more than two years, with a previously implanted left ventricular assist device (LVAD) helping his weakened heart pump enough blood to keep him alive. But, ultimately, even that technology wasn’t enough. “I had no choice but to be hospitalized until I got myself a transplant,” said the married father. “That’s how I ended up here under the care of all the great nurses and doctors who kept me afloat until I could get this wonderful miracle.”

 December 4, 2019 – TissueTech, Inc., a pioneer in the development and clinical application of regenerative human birth tissue products marketed through its subsidiaries Bio-Tissue, Inc. and Amniox Medical, Inc., announced today the appointment of Timothy Hunter to the position of Vice President, Reimbursement and Government Affairs to oversee enterprise-wide third-party payor and reimbursement activities. 

December 4 2019 - Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation has received another transformative donation towards their $250 million fund raising effort, Keeping the Promise The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Noted philanthropists Toby and Leon Cooperman have made a $25 million gift, one of seven eight-figure gifts received by the campaign that has already raised $152 million toward its goal. In recognition of their generosity, the new Medical Arts Pavilion at Boca Raton Regional Hospital will bear the Toby and Leon Cooperman name.

December 4, 2019 –  FIU Distinguished Professor Madhavan Nair has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Nair, an internationally renowned expert in nanotechnology and HIV research, is the founding chair of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Department of Immunology and Nano-Medicine. He is also associate vice president of nanomedicine, associate dean of biomedical research, and director of the Institute of NeuroImmune Pharmacology at FIU.

December 4, 2019 – The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded FIU’s Biomolecular Sciences Institute $1.6 million to develop rapid diagnosis and improved treatment of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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