Microsoft and NASA Invite The Mars Generation Founder, Abigail Harrison, to Attend Downlink Event

Abigail Harrison - Pilot Astronaut Abby

Abigail Harrison

Astronaut Jessica Meir

Astronaut Jessica Meir

Women and people of color are significantly underrepresented in STEM careers and in the pathways that lead to those careers. I fiercely believe that we will close that gap.”

— Abigail Harrison

MINNEAPOLIS , MN, UNITED STATES , February 29, 2020 / — The Mars Generation (TMG) today announced that its co-founder, Abigail Harrison, will join Microsoft and NASA at an event at the Museum of Flight in Seattle on March 2, focused on making science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) opportunities accessible to all. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station, including Jessica Meir, will join via a live In-Flight Education Downlink to share their experiences of working and living in space, and to answer questions from attendees. The downlink for the event will be live streamed online for public viewing. Microsoft and NASA are hosting this event in response to the anticipated 9 million STEM jobs that will be created by 2022, and the desire to see women and minorities accessing those jobs.

The event will kick off Microsoft’s In Culture campaign to honor International Women’s Day on March 8th, and throughout Women’s History Month by recognizing women who are overcoming obstacles and breaking boundaries—with the goal of encouraging young women and girls to pursue their goals without giving up. Harrison, known online as Astronaut Abby, is a leader in STEM who inspires the future by encouraging people of all backgrounds to pursue big dreams.

“Women and people of color are significantly underrepresented in STEM careers and in the pathways that lead to those careers,” said Harrison. “I fiercely believe that we will close that gap, and I am thrilled to be a part of the movement that will do it. Giving young people access to people like astronaut Jessica Meir and the information that she’ll share during this event, can help keep their minds open to the possibilities of what they can do themselves.”

Microsoft is sponsoring Harrison’s attendance at the event as she is known for using her leadership and widespread global influence to increase focus on space exploration as vital to the future of humankind. She has also been vocal about the need for people of all backgrounds to have a seat at the table, and advocates tirelessly for the importance of diverse perspectives being represented in STEM and beyond.

About The Mars Generation
The Mars Generation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an advisory board that includes astronauts, engineers, scientists, and professionals from the nonprofit and business communities. Reaching millions of people since 2015, the organization has served students and adults from around the world through programs including the Student Space Ambassador Program, Future of Space Outreach Program, and Space Camp Scholarship Program. The Mars Generation is supported by private donors, members, influencer work, and major corporate sponsors. The Mars Generation aims to excite, educate and inspire all people about the future of human space exploration.
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About Astronaut Abby
At age 13, Abigail Harrison, now commonly known as Astronaut Abby, publicly shared her dream of becoming the first astronaut to land on Mars. Since then, Harrison has worked diligently to stay on course and pursue this dream. Now 22 years old, she is a respected thought leader who is passionate and vocal about space exploration and uses her widespread influence, leadership, and The Mars Generation to foster support and enthusiasm for human space exploration. Harrison has been hailed as one of the most influential people in STEM and has earned accolades for her leadership including Forbes 30 Under 30, Glamour Magazine College Woman of the Year, and TIAA Difference Maker 100.
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The National Space Society Mourns the Passing of Freeman Dyson

Freeman Dyson speaking at the National Space Society’s International Space Development Conference® in 2018. Credit: NSS/Keith Zacharski

Long-Serving Member of the NSS Board of Governors and Recipient of the Robert A. Heinlein and Gerard K. O’Neil Memorial Awards

We laud the enormous contributions Mr. Dyson made towards advancing humanity’s journey into space. He was an extraordinary dreamer and shaper of things to come…”

— Karlton Johnson, Chairman of the NSS Board of Governors

WASHINGTON, D.C., US, February 29, 2020 / — The National Space Society (NSS) mourns the loss of one of its own, Mr. Freeman Dyson. Dyson was an iconic figure in academia and the space profession, as well as a brilliant theoretical physicist, mathematician, and visionary. He passed away early on February 28 at the age of 96.

"Today, our profession has lost one of the most remarkable minds of all time”, said Karlton Johnson, Chairman of the NSS Board of Governors. “I grew up reading about Mr. Dyson as a young adult and had the opportunity to meet him at our 2018 International Space Development Conference® where he gave a remarkable keynote address. He was a long-standing member of our Board of Governors and we laud the enormous contributions he made towards advancing humanity’s journey into space. Mr. Dyson was an extraordinary dreamer and shaper of things to come, and although we are diminished by his passing, each of us was enriched by his presence.”

Dyson received a BA in mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge, after World War II, and worked toward a Doctorate in physics at Cornell. He held a post at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton from 1953 to 1994 where he remained a professor emeritus. Dyson is best known for his numerous and significant contributions in the fields of physics and mathematics, including support for and practical use of Feynman diagrams, which illustrated the behavior of subatomic particles. He furthered the understanding of quantum electrodynamics by unifying the three previously existing versions of that theory.

Dyson was known for his vast intellect as well as his thought-provoking concepts and had the ability to see beyond the horizon towards “what could be,” and to produce ideas that were guaranteed to stimulate both debate and action. His concept of the Dyson Sphere, a theoretical superstructure crafted around a star to harness its raw power and support a population’s energy need for millennia, became a classic theme in science fiction and was referenced in several novels and the "Star Trek" television franchise.

Dyson is survived by his wife, Imme, six children, and numerous grandchildren.

The Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award honored the work Mr. Dyson performed as a ground-breaking physicist, mathematician, and thought leader in the science and space communities for decades. The Gerard K. O’Neill Memorial Award is given at infrequent intervals to exceptional individuals, which aptly describes Freeman Dyson.

The National Space Society was formed by a merger of the National Space Institute, founded in 1974 by NASA’s Wernher von Braun, father of the Saturn V rocket, and the L5 Society, founded in 1975, inspired by the pioneering work of Princeton physicist Gerard K. O’Neill.

For more information, see: and the NSS website at

Karlton Johnson
National Space Society
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Exclusive speaker interview with Stephen Hunt, Professor at UCL, released ahead of Pain Therapeutics 2020

Pain Therapeutics Conference 2020

Pain Therapeutics Conference 2020

SMi Group release an interview with Stephen Hunt, Professor UCL, he discussed his expertise and role in the industry in pain therapeutics.

LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, February 28, 2020 / — The 20th Annual Pain Therapeutics Conference will convene in London on 11th and 12th May 2020 to explore the current state of pain treatment, including choosing the right preclinical models, overviewing clinical success up to date, highlighting cutting-edge research and evaluating the potential of drug candidates in the pipelines of leading pharmaceuticals.

SMi Group caught up with conference speaker Stephen Hunt, Professor, UCL, to find out more about his expertise and role in the industry, what he’s looking forward to at this year’s Pain Therapeutics conference, what vital topic he’ll be addressing in his presentation, and much more.

Professor Stephen Hunt received his doctorate in Neuroscience from University College London. From 1980 he was a scientific staff member at the Lab of Molecular Biology in Cambridge but moved back to UCL in 1998 as Professor of Molecular Neuroscience. His research has been concentrated on the relationship between molecules and behaviour particularly around the neurobiology of pain, depression and addiction. Most recently he has been working with Professor Bazbek Davletov and Dr Maria Maiaru leveraging the neurotoxic properties of the botulinum toxin to specifically silence key pain-processing neurons. He was elected a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2001.

Here is a snapshot of what was discussed:

Can you tell us a little bit about your background in investigating mechanisms of pain?
“I have been studying pain mechanisms -off and on- for the past thirty years both in Cambridge and in London at UCL. My interests initially started with our discovery of rapid molecular changes in the dorsal horn specifically following injury and progressed through a behavioural and molecular analysis of both pain and its co-morbidities such as anxiety and depression.”

Botulinum based treatments are emerging as potential pain therapy, how would you describe where this field is at the moment?
“Botox has been used in the clinic for treatment of neuropathic pain and modest reductions in pain scores were seen in some patients. Davletov and others developed a clever method of deconstructing Botulinum toxin and produced an extended molecule that was analgesic but did not paralyse the neuromuscular junction and was safe to synthesise under normal laboratory conditions. This might prove to be of enormous value when extensive peripheral injections are being planned. They are clearly much safer to use and expand the use of botulinum injections for the control of painful peripheral neuropathies.”

The full interview can be downloaded from

Stephen will be presenting on day two of the conference “Novel Botulinum-Based Constructs for the Long-Term Control of Persistent Pain States in Mice.”

The full agenda and speaker line-up can be viewed online at

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Pain Therapeutics 2020
Conference: 11th – 12th May 2020
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Industries Lowest Current-Voltage 2-Wire Inductive Proximity Sensor [3 µA, +2.3V]

Frequency Control Products & Inductive Proximity Sensors Manufacturer

Mercury United Electronics, Inc.

Mirow Brand Inductive Proximity Sensors deliver a "True-Off" feature when safety is critical


February 26, 2020

Industries Lowest Current-Voltage 2-Wire Inductive Proximity Sensor [3 µA, +2.3V]

Mercury United Electronics, Inc. announces the release of their new True-Off™ Series (M18M2) 2-Wire Inductive Proximity Sensors. The True-Off™ Series is the industry’s lowest operating current and voltage 2-wire Inductive Proximity Sensor.

This True-Off™ Series utilizes the patented Mirow Brand Sensors technology to operate at the industry’s lowest off-state leakage current (residual current) level of 3 µA (typ.) and the lowest “on”voltage level of +2.3V, making it ideal for low current portable/battery operated applications. A short YouTube video demonstrating the performance advantages can be viewed at the following link:

The low minimum operating voltage of +2.3V also makes this sensor directly compatible with most types of computers for portable robotics, motor controls, and automation. This sensor provides excellent results with difficult-to-detect objects that use aluminum or copper metals.

• Ultra-low off-state leakage current: 5 µA max.
• Ultra-low on-state holding current: 20 µA min.
• Low minimum operating voltage: +2.3V min.

Additional information and datasheets can be found at:


Mercury United Electronics, Inc. has manufactured quartz crystals and clock oscillators since 1973, headquartered in Taiwan, now offering the industry’s lowest operating power inductive sensor for the consumer market where low voltages and currents are critical.

Art Trejo, National Sales Manager
(T) 909-466-0427 ext. 33
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Inductive Proximity Sensor Leakage Current Demonstration – See how the Mirow Brand M18M2 2-Wire Inductive Proximity Sensor compares with Brand X.

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DOE Aims at $4.6 Billion to Convert Ill-Constructed MOX Plant into Plutonium Bomb Plant (PBP) at Savannah River Site

DOE Plans for Plutonium Bomb Plant (PBP) in Terminated Plutonium Fuel (MOX) Buiding at Savannah River Site. $8 billion was wasted on MOX and congressional investigations needed. Photo used with permission, courtesy of High Flyer

Presentation to Sierra Club (John Bachman Group) on Proposed Plutonium Bomb Plant (PBP) at Savannah River Site, by Tom Clements, director SRS Watch, January 27, 2020, Columbia, SC; photo by Paul Palmer

Production of 4000 new plutonium “pits” (cores) in a Plutonium Bomb Plant (PBP) at SRS and in new facilities at Los Alamos National Lab – for pits for unneeded new and “refurbished” nuclear weapons – poses risk of costly and dangerous nuclear arms race

As U.S. DOE Prepares for New Nuclear Arms Race, $442 Million Request in Fiscal Year 2021 for Plutonium Bomb Plant at SRS – Revealed in Feb 26 NNSA Budget Volume

Preparation for a Plutonium Bomb Plant at DOE's Savannah River Site would have an unwarranted financial cost, while stimulating a new nuclear arms race. Congress must reject this dangerous project.”

— Tom Clements, Director, Savannah River Site Watch, Columbia, South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, US, February 27, 2020 / — A budget document released by the U.S. Department of Energy late on Wednesday, February 26 reveals that the agency has assumed a stunning projected cost of $4.6 billion to convert the poorly constructed plutonium fuel (MOX) building at the Savannah River Site – near Aiken, SC – into a Plutonium Bomb Plant (PBP). This amount of spending reveals that DOE and contractors aim to repurpose the failed MOX project into a perpetual money machine, according to the public interest group Savannah River Site Watch (

The budget document, the National Nuclear Security Administration’s funding request to Congress for Fiscal Year 2021, confirms that the agency is seeking $441 million for “repurposing” the MOX building into the unjustified Plutonium Bomb Plant. The massive amounts of requested or anticipated funds reveal that the MOX plant is in poor shape and internal components, such as piping and HVAC systems, will have to be ripped out and much construction reworked. (Link to most recent MOX photos posted here.)

“Plans to throw vast sums of our money at an unjustified, rushed Plutonium Bomb Plant, central to a new nuclear arms race, is a DOE formula for failure and, like the mismanaged MOX project, is guaranteed to run far over budget and fall far behind schedule,” according to Tom Clements, director of SRS Watch. “Sadly, it is no surprise that the failed MOX project, on which $8 billion was wasted, is turning into a money machine for private contractors who aim to feed off creation of a Plutonium Bomb Plant at SRS,” added Clements. The Plutonium Bomb Plant would make plutonium “pits” (or triggers, which cause the nuclear explosion) for thousands of nuclear new and refurbished nuclear weapons, all part of a new plan to engage in a dangerous and costly new nuclear arms race.

The overall DOE budget request reveals a massive increase in nuclear weapons activities. The NNSA request is up 18.4% from Fiscal Year 2020, to $19.8 billion. The Weapons Activities’ budget request is $15.6 billion, up 25.2 percent above the FY 2020 enacted amount, according to a NNSA news release of February 10, the day top-line items of the budget were released. Meanwhile, the DOE site clean-up budget absorbs the brunt of the increase in pit production, from about $7.5 billion appropriated in FY20 to a FY 21 request of $6.1 billion. “The huge decrease in clean-up funding and exploding increase in nuclear weapons reflects reversed, unjustifiable budget priorities,” according to Clements.

The NNSA budget request (on page 199) reveals the stunning sums of money it seeks to make 50 or more plutonium pits per year at SRS by 2030, a site that has had zero experience in handling pits, zero experience in casting liquid plutonium and little experience in processing plutonium since all five production reactors ceased operation in the late 1980s:

"This project was initiated in FY 2019 utilizing Other Project Costs (OPC) funding in the Plutonium Sustainment Program. Critical Decision (CD) 0, Approve Mission Need, for the “Plutonium Modular Approach” was approved on November 25, 2015 with a preliminary Total Project Cost (TPC) range of $1.3B to $3.0B with a project completion schedule range of December 2025 to December 2027. The most recent cost and schedule estimates were developed during the Plutonium Pit Production Engineering Assessment (EA) in 2018 with an estimated construction high end of the cost range at $4.59B and a CD-4 schedule range of July 2026 to January 2030. … The Mission Need Statement was revised in March 2019 for the now titled “Savannah River Plutonium Processing Facility (SRPPF)”."

"The FY 2021 Request for Savannah River Plutonium Modernization and Pit Production is $441,896,000 which includes $241,896,000 for construction design, $110,000,000 for Other Project Costs (OPC) funding in the Savannah River Plutonium Operations Program for the planned project, Savannah River Plutonium Processing Facility, and $90,000,000 for Plutonium Modernization work to support the capability to produce 50 pits per year at Savannah River."

As it rushes headlong with plans for pit production at SRS, NNSA is also planning on a massive spending increases at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico to make 30 or more pits per year by 2026. The pit-related request for Los Alamos in Fiscal Year 2021 is a stunning $884,599,000.

NNSA is refusing to review reuse of over 15,000 pits stored at DOE’s Pantex site in Texas and has so far refused to take another serious look at pit lifetime. A 2007 study entitled “Pit Lifetime” – – by the JASON group for NNSA, said that most pit types “have credible minimum lifetimes in excess of 100 years as regards aging of plutonium.”

SRS Watch, along with fellow members of the Alliance for Nuclear Account Ability (ANA) – Nuclear Watch New Mexico and Tri-Valley CAREs – are reviewing legal options given NNSA’s failure to prepare the mandated Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) to review system-wide impacts of pit production. Underscoring the need for the PEIS, the current DOE budget request reveals that a host of sites beyond SRS and Los Alamos are involved in pit activities. An analysis of NNSA’s budget request by Nuclear Watch New Mexico reveals that NNSA “has requested $1.58 billion for expanded plutonium pit production in FY 2021 alone.”



See DOE FY 21 budget request for NNSA – volume 1 – posted late afternoon, Feb 26, 2020:

NNSA news release on budget request, February 10, 2020:

NNSA’s 293-page ‘Pu Pit Production Engineering Assessment” is available at:

"NNSA should focus on cleanup," by Ralph Hutchison, coordinator of the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA) – a member of the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability – in Oak Ridger newspaper, Feb. 26, 2020:

Thomas Clements
Savannah River Site Watch
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REDBUD LABS Expands STR Chip Offering

STR BeadPak, Redbud Labs' cartridge-ready sample prep microfluidic chip

Redbud Labs’ STR BeadPak chip

Company expands chip offering with introduction of STR™BeadPak, the only universal, ready-to-use microfluidic sample prep solution available for POC cartridges.

Since we launched STR™ last year, we’ve gotten questions about what functional chemistries it would support. Today, we have an answer: all of them.”

— CEO, Richard Spero

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 / — Redbud Labs announced today an expansion to its cartridge-ready STR™ (“sorter”) microfluidic chip family with the introduction of STR™BeadPak. STR™BeadPak combines the company’s proprietary Redbud Post® technology with off-the-shelf magnetic beads to enable system developers to instantly port their sample prep workflows onto microfluidic cartridges. This product line extension means Redbud’s STR™ chip line is now backwards-compatible with a vast catalogue of existing life science workflows, making STR™BeadPak the most versatile sample prep solution for sample-to-answer system developers. STR™BeadPak chip can be employed during biomarker discovery, through platform development, and into volume production.

STR™BeadPak is compatible with magnetic beads of virtually any size and surface functionalization, including antibody, oligomer nucleotide, or a generic binding moiety such as neutravidin. Potential workflows include immunoassays, nucleic acid purification, and sorting of extracellular vesicles, microbes, and cells. Based on the same highly adaptable design used for all of Redbud’s products, STR™BeadPak is available immediately for testing. Developers can perform their own testing using starter kits in their own facilities or let Redbud port their existing assays to STR™BeadPak for them.

“Since we launched STR™ last year, we’ve gotten questions about what functional chemistries it would support. Today, we have an answer: all of them. STR™BeadPak is the first product of its kind. It empowers system developers to continue using the magnetic beads they know and trust, with full confidence that they have a path to a cartridge-based solution down the road,” said Richard Spero, CEO.

STR™BeadPak is the only universal, ready-to-use microfluidic sample prep solution available. It builds on STR’s track-record, delivering industry leading speed. In a recent study, STR™BeadPak captured 94% of targets in 5 minutes, compared to only 9% for an on-cartridge method, and achieved 1,000x faster target capture versus a conventional on-cartridge method. STR™BeadPak is designed to accelerate development of high-performing sample-to-answer systems by solving the persistent challenge of microfluidic sample preparation.


Redbud Labs, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, manufacturers breakthrough components for life science industry, intended to solve the industry’s ubiquitous microscale fluidic challenges. Redbud technologies, powered by Redbud Posts®, have broad application across a variety of segments including basic research, drug discovery and development, biomanufacturing, diagnostics, sequencing and applied markets. Redbud Posts are an array of flexible, magnetic micropillars printed on a silicone film that can be affixed to a substrate. Redbud Posts rotate in response to a magnetic field, inducing microfluidic agitation for rapid and efficient target capture. Industry partners seek Redbud’s proprietary microchip technology, component design expertise and deep scientific know-how to advance their own next generation products.

Kathryn Lawrence
Redbud Labs Inc.
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Swittons Debuts First Fully Customizable IoT Powered Solution to Improve Pharma to Physician Communication

Swittons Improves Pharma to Physician Communication

Smart device helps pharmaceutical reps cover more territory and gives physicians flexibility when it comes to consultations and orders

At Swittons, we have reimagined the world of pharma to physician communication by fundamentally changing the way marketers and sales organizations interact with customers and prospects.”

— Swittons CEO and Founder Anupam Nandwana.

PISCATAWAY TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 / — Swittons, a P360 company, has launched the first fully customizable IoT powered solution for pharmaceutical commercial organizations and physicians. Swittons enhances the pharma to physician relationship by helping representatives cover more territory, and by breaking down communication barriers to office visits, professional consultations and product orders. The smart device can also be configured for biotech and medical device sales organizations.

“At Swittons, we have reimagined the world of pharma to physician communication by fundamentally changing the way marketers and sales organizations interact with customers and prospects,” stated Swittons CEO and Founder Anupam Nandwana. “Our solution not only saves organizations time and money, it gives them a new digital channel of engagement for meaningful interactions. From dashboard to devices to data, Swittons powers seamless engagement.”

Swittons is designed to be compatible with existing commercial infrastructure and integrates seamlessly with leading CRM and ERP systems. The device, which can be custom branded, comes programmed to execute up to four different predefined functions. Bringing critical data from a device to the enterprise has never been easier, because Swittons takes care of all the complex technical work.

As the cost of doing business goes up, and regulations become more restrictive, pharmaceutical sales organizations are increasing their demand for innovative products that help them remain competitive. Swittons helps in the following ways:

• Solves the “whitespace” problems by enabling communication with physicians who were previously untargeted, because of remoteness or other reasons.
• Boosts the launch of new brands by increasing brand awareness and sample facilitation, etc.
• Adds additional coverage for sales teams that have downsized.
• Helps physicians order samples faster (or product, for “buy & bill” offices).
• Creates a new channel of communication with physicians, something they are asking for.

Physicians appreciate Swittons because the device enables them to be in better control of their schedule. At the click of a button, they can request samples, schedule sales visits, book medical science liaison (MSL) consultations and access important medical information. And since the 4-inch device takes up very little desk space, it is conveniently available and integrates seamlessly with physician workstyles. The smart devices can be preprogrammed with individualized functionality as well.

For physicians that receive Swittons, the device comes out of the box ready and automatically connects through a Wi-Fi or GSM cellular connection (GSM service provided by Swittons). More information about Swittons for Physicians is available HERE.

Swittons is powered by the technology and expertise developed by P360. Delivering a 360 view through the pharma, physician and patient ecosystem, P360 designs and deploys capabilities that ensure the highest efficiencies and returns on sales operations, data management, clinical trials, patient centricity, and IoT innovation. Swittons is built on Microsoft Azure.

To learn more about Swittons for pharma, simply visit To learn more about P360, go to

About Swittons
Based in Piscataway Township, New Jersey, and powered by P360, Swittons is an end-to-end enterprise IoT solution for commercial acceleration. From dashboard to device to data, Swittons powers seamless engagement. Swittons for physicians and pharma is changing everything about how businesses communicate. To learn more, visit

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Workshop Teaches Movement-Based Strategies for Emotional Regulation in Children with Autism

Occupational Therapist Alexa Moses, MS, OTR/L. presenting workshop.

Occupational Therapist Alexa Moses, MS, OTR/L. presenting workshop

Workshop audience

Large and diverse audience interested in learning important educational strategies.

Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices presented a workshop at Touro College free of charge through the generosity of the New York City Council Autism Initiative.

Alexa has conducted many outstanding SKHOV workshops throughout the years, sharing her insights and expertise with educators and parents alike”

— Dr. Joshua Weinstein, founder and CEO of Shema Kolainu

BROOKLYN, NY, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 / — On Wednesday, Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices (SKHOV) hosted "Using Movement Strategies to Improve Emotional Regulation,” a free workshop at Touro College focusing on emotional regulation in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The event attracted a large, diverse audience interested in learning important educational strategies.

The interactive workshop was hosted by SKHOV occupational therapist Alexa Moses, MS, OTR/L. “Alexa has conducted many outstanding SKHOV workshops throughout the years, sharing her insights and expertise with educators and parents alike,” said Dr. Joshua Weinstein, founder and CEO of Shema Kolainu.

During the workshop, participants learned innovative techniques and exercises to help those with autism more effectively regulate their emotions while providing ways to build strength and improve motor functions. Moses shared valuable educational strategies and informative insights into understanding, recognizing, and regulating emotions in children and young adults with ASD.

“We want to train children with autism to name the emotion they experience, as well as how to associate it with a triggering event,” Moses explained. This can be done through “mitigating,” which is when a teacher or parent modifies the environment to help the child self-regulate. She also described the importance of identifying negative “self-talk” and restructuring it in a positive frame of mind, which can help with emotional regulation. She added that students with autism need to be given different strategies for problem-solving that they are able to apply in various settings and situations.

Take-home materials were distributed to help people with ASD improve interactions with family members, patients, and students.

The workshop, along with all others by SKHOV, was provided free of charge through the generosity of the New York City Council Autism Initiative.

Through a partnership with Touro College, SKHOV hopes to provide more educational workshops for guests seeking to help people with ASD.

Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices founded by Dr. Joshua Weinstein, offers a broad spectrum of evidencebased education and therapeutic programs to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, (ASD) and related disabilities in a warm and nurturing environment. A nonpublic, nonprofit, multi-cultural school, we provide quality treatment, education, professional training and mentoring.

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Using Movement Strategies to Improve Emotional Regulation – Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices Workshop

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Registration is open for SMi's 4th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast 2020

SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES , February 27, 2020 / — SMi Reports: The 4th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast Conference will convene in San Diego on June 18th and 19th 2020 to discuss the latest innovations and challenges within the industry

Following on from the success of last year, SMi Group proudly presents the 4th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast Conference, taking place in San Diego, USA, on June 18th and 19th 2020.

The event will bring together microbiology experts to discuss novel approaches and best practices for tackling current industry contamination control challenges. Microbes such as bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses that can contaminate current and novel pharmaceutical products or therapies may stem from various sources such as raw materials and human operators, are taken into consideration.

Registrations made before February 28th will receive a US$400 discount, or save US$200 thereafter from the full conference price:

This concern is critical in advanced products/therapeutics facilities where often distinct areas within manufacturing are slowly merging, providing potential new sites for contamination events. The conference showcases sessions that cover alternative endotoxin testing and rapid mycoplasma testing as well as implementation of in-line biodurden monitoring to control water systems, to name a few. Due to the complexities brought about by more advanced therapeutic products, both drugs and patients are time dependent and rapid methods are ever more desired.

A significant portion of the conference will focus on contamination control strategies and facilities support/novel technologies such as a looking at a sustainable global contamination control program, cleanroom pass thru best practices and a case study executing rapid transition from clinical to commercial manufacturing and more. There will also be a regulatory session discussing objectionable organisms in non-sterile drug products and an all-women panel discussion: ‘Culturing’ Successful Women Microbiologists.

Key highlights for 2020 include:
• Discuss the guidance, regulations and case studies for objectionable organisms in non-sterile drug products from ValSource, Inc.
• Gain insight into changing paradigms – moving to in-process testing from Johnson & Johnson
• Examine alternative endotoxin test methods for products exhibiting LER from Amgen
• Explore how to effectively scale up from clinical to commercial in three moves from Bristol-Myers Squibb
• Join us for our first All-Women Panel Discussion on ‘Culturing’ Successful Women Microbiologists

There will also be a half-day interactive workshop on Wednesday June 7th on “Data Integrity in Environmental Monitoring: Causes and Solutions,” which will be led by Ziva Abraham, CEO/President, Microrite and Morgan Polen, SME, Cleanroom Contamination Control Expert, Microrite.

To register for the event or find out more, visit: htpp://

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Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast 2020
Conference: June 18 – 19, 2020
Interactive Workshop: June 17, 2020
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Hotel, San Diego, CA, USA

For sponsorship enquiries contact Alia Malick on +44 (0)20 7827 6164 or

For media enquiries, contact Simi Sapal on +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 or

About SMi Group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

Simi Sapal
SMi Group
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Artificial Knee Joint Market 2020, Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast – 2025

A New Market Study, titled “Artificial Knee Joint Market Upcoming Trends, Growth Drivers and Challenges” has been featured on WiseGuyReports.

PUNE, MAHARASTRA, INDIA, February 27, 2020 / — Summary

A New Market Study, titled “Artificial Knee Joint Market Upcoming Trends, Growth Drivers and Challenges” has been featured on WiseGuyReports.

This report provides in depth study of “Artificial Knee Joint Market” using SWOT analysis i.e. Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threat to the organization. The Artificial Knee Joint Market report also provides an in-depth survey of key players in the market which is based on the various objectives of an organization such as profiling, the product outline, the quantity of production, required raw material, and the financial health of the organization.

This market report offers a comprehensive analysis of the global Artificial Knee Joint market. This report focused on Artificial Knee Joint market past and present growth globally. Global research on Global Artificial Knee Joint Industry presents a market overview, product details, classification, market concentration, and maturity study. The market value and growth rate from 2019-2025 along with industry size estimates are explained.

This report focuses on the global top players, covered
 B. Braun
Smith & Nephew
Zimmer Biomet Holding Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
DJO Surgical
Becton Dickinson
Arthrex, Inc.
MicroPort Scientific Corporation
OMNI life science

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Report Summary:
In the first section, the Global Artificial Knee Joint Market report presents industry overview, definition, and scope. The second part briefs about the Global Artificial Knee Joint industry bifurcation by Type, Application and Geographical regions. The top industry players, revenue analysis, and sales margin are explained. The production and consumption scenario is specified.

The SWOT analysis by players, the growth rate for each type, application, and the region is covered. A 5-year forecast Global Artificial Knee Joint industry perspective will lead to profitable business plans and informed moves. Towards, the end data sources, research methodology, and findings are offered.

Market Overview 
Artificial Knee Joint is one of the exponentially demanded services since they come of great use for helping the differentially abled people, people who have dysfunctional joints either due to an accident or a certain diseased condition or simply old age. The market has witnesses proliferation in the past few years because of exponential growth of demand from the end-users. There have been some driving factors that accelerate the global market, and also a few restraining factors that decelerated growth in the market.

There are several types of Artificial Knee Joint and all these variations have been introduced long ago. Apart from the existing ones manufacturers and researchers continue to further create new variations designed for meeting the specific requirements, which has led to the expansion and growth of the Artificial Knee Joint market. As per the forecast, the trend of increased consumption and demand will continue during the forecast period since there has been an increasing number of manufacturers and services providers as well, who are reaching the prospective customers through different channels.

Market Segmentation 
Artificial Knee Joint Hospitals, Artificial Knee Joint for Specialized Orthopedic Clinics, and Artificial Knee Joint for Ambulatory Surgical Centers: following are the geographical market segments on the basis of product type and their specification. Since the product has penetrated into different geographical locations, there are also a great number of sub-sections that can be witnessed on deeper analysis of the global market. The product reach is however limited in some regions, depending on the demand and supply rate. Manufacturers offer services as per the demand from the customers. The same market can also be segmented on the basis of end-users and how they are used by different user/sector for different purposes. Global market classification on the basis of end-user are as follows: Stainless Steel Artificial Knee Joint, Cobalt-chromium Artificial Knee Joint, Alloys, Titanium Artificial Knee Joint and Titanium Alloys Polyethylene Ceramics.

Regional Overview 
Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, and Turkey, etc.) and South America (Brazil etc.): following are the regions where product demand has been increasing and it’s where majority of the manufacturers and suppliers’ acquisitions are. Secondary markets with a significant number of service providers or manufacturers and also significant consumption rate are as follow: North America (the United States, Canada, and Mexico) and The Middle East and Africa (North Africa and GCC Countries). Given the increasing world economy, the ever-increasing world population and life-expectancy, following regions are also expanding their user base and there has also been an increasing number of small business startups with distribution in local areas and market. Some of the exponentially growing markets are as follows: Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India), Australia and Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam)

Industry News 
The usage of social media and internet marketing has increased opportunities for the sellers, and it will continue to do so. Gradually, new designs for Artificial Knee Joint are developed in many parts of the world.

Major Key Points in Table of Content

1 Global Market Overview

2 Regional Market

3 Key Manufacturers

4 Major Application

5 Market by Type

6 ConclusionFig Global Artificial Knee Joint Market Size and CAGR 2013-2018 (Million USD)


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