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 /EINPresswire.com/ — 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 http://www.pain-therapeutics.co.uk/pr2

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 http://www.pain-therapeutics.co.uk/pr2

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Pain Therapeutics 2020
Conference: 11th – 12th May 2020
Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK

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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 http://www.smi-online.co.uk

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Veteran-Owned CBD Oil Brand Introduces 10% Off on First Purchase

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Patriot Supreme, a veteran-owned CBD Oil brand, is now offering a 10% discount to all customers on their first purchase.

MESA, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Patriot Supreme is pleased to announce the introduction of an attractive special offer for new customers. Following the launch of this promotion, all Patriot Supreme customers will receive a flat 10% discount on their first order. A producer of CannaSafe CBD oil products, this veteran owned CBD Oil brand offers an impressive lineup of products, including pure CBD oil, capsules, balm, gummies and gift bundles. This entire product line is dedicated to veterans dealing with mental and physical disabilities.

Announcing the launch of the 10% discount offer, owner and founder, Justin Elenburg, said, "At Patriot Supreme, we are always looking for ways to maximize the savings of our veterans. Now, all our new customers can receive a 10% discount on their first order."

Elenburg is a disabled Air Force veteran who uses CBD himself to help with relief. Having experienced significant benefits of using CBD oil for anxiety, he wanted to provide the same opportunity to all veterans. All products manufactured by the company contain natural and GMO-free American-grown hemp. All its products are lab-tested for CBD and THC content, and triple-certified to ensure complete customer safety.

"Our long-term vision is that no family should suffer from the aftermath of physical or psychological trauma. We want to ensure that those who suffer in silence can get out and do what they truly desire. Our biggest mission is to provide not only high-quality CBD products and their benefits but to create a community of giving back, a community of warmness, kindness and support," he added.

Since its inception, the range of CBD oil products from Patriot Supreme has received an extraordinary response from users. "Just started taking Patriot Supreme, and I can already fell the difference from that crap you can get on Amazon. I sleep better, fewer aches and pain throughout the day. Try this product you will not regret it," said an impressed user.

To find out more about Patriot Supreme and its products, please visit the company's official website.


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A Beginner’s Guide to Breath with Danielle Jarman of Sarasota

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SARASOTA, FL, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Breathing isn’t something that many people give a great deal of thought to, unless they have trouble catching their breath, Daniele Jarman of Sarasota explains. As an autonomic process, the breath occurs whether we concentrate on it or not — which is a darn good thing! When you being to practice yoga, however, you will soon find that the breath, or pranayama, is every bit as important as the poses, or asanas, themselves. In fact, many yogis consider pranayama to be the pinnacle of a yoga practice.

Teacher Danielle Jarman of Sarasota says that it’s not uncommon for beginners to feel overwhelmed by or even confused about yoga’s obsessive focus on the breath. Knowing a bit about why it’s so important can help you go with the flow! Today we’re taking a look at the benefits of good breath hygiene.

In With the Good…

You already know that if you’re upset, taking a moment to slow your breath can result in lowered heart rate and blood pressure — and ultimately, a cooler head. But there are even more science-backed benefits to controlled breathing techniques, according to Daniele Jarman of Sarasota.

Regular breath exercises can lead to better lung health, improved metabolism, and an increase in cardiovascular stamina. A study out of Harvard University described a link between breathwork and the suppression of genetic pathways related to inflammation.

Deep breathing increases the level of oxygen in your blood, giving you a boost of energy, says Danielle Jarman of Sarasota. Better concentration and a renewed clearness of mind are two other benefits of focused, mindful breathing.

…Out with the Bad

According to a paper published in the medical journal Cognition & Emotion, controlling our inhalations and exhalations can mean a 40% reduction in negative emotions such as anger, fear, and sadness. That’s not too shabby!

Lastly, there is even evidence that breathwork can affect levels of leptin in the body. What’s leptin and why should you care about its levels? Leptin is a hormone that signals the inhibition of hunger by the brain. Proper breathing can also boost the body’s ability to burn fat. In other words, if you master your breath, you could actually lose weight.

Yogic Breathing

When it comes to your breathing during a yoga class, Daniele Jarman of Sarasota says, all you really need to do at the beginning is to follow the teacher’s instructions. She or he will let you know when to inhale, whether to hold the breath for a moment, and when to exhale. Marrying the breath with your body’s movement can help you get into a pose and perform it better, prevent injury, and improve your overall experience of the practice.

As you move deeper into your exploration of yoga, you may be asked to learn certain specific types of breathwork, such as ujayii breathing, breath of fire or skull-shining breath, and alternate nostril breathing. For now, says Danielle Jarman of Sarasota, simply focusing on steady, deep breaths will be enough to help you as you begin to explore your yoga practice. Namaste!

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NeuroPsychiatric Hospital Announces Expansion in Conroe, TX

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Neuropsychiatric hospital opens medical center to help psychiatric patients with complex medical and neurological conditions

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals, LLC (“NPH”) is pleased to announce the development of a new location opening in Conroe, Texas. The hospital will serve patients with complex psychiatric disorders in addition to medical and neurological conditions in the greater Houston area.

“I am happy to announce our expansion in the Conroe area, which will serve the greater Houston northern metropolitan communities,” said NPH’s Founder and Chairman, Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana. “Our unique patients require full time treatment from both psychiatry and internal medicine and belong to an excessively growing population of patients with little or no treatment options.”

NeuroPsychiatric Hospital patients are people who have not been able to be treated appropriately at a traditional medical hospital due to severe psychiatric impairments that is coupled with a medical issue. Likewise, these patients are often excluded from receiving care at a traditional psychiatric hospital due to the presence of complex medical and/or medical disorders, such as an infectious disease or renal failure.

One example of a NeuroPsychiatric Hospital patient would be a 55 year-old patient who is acutely psychotic and a danger to self and others and also has wounds, uncontrolled diabetes and AIDS. Another example would be a 20-year-old who is autistic and also suffers from extreme mood swings and violent outbursts.

“Most NPH patients go to local emergency rooms for treatment, which doesn’t always offer any real treatment or solution for the patient or family,” said Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana. “Other patients come from nursing homes, group homes, other psychiatric hospitals, and law enforcement. All referrals are community-based and not physician dependent as our hospitals serve as a safety net for local communities.”

“NeuroPsychiatric is proud to serve the communities in the surrounding Houston area,” said Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana. “The expansion will create hundreds of local jobs and supply communities with dedicated staff and expert clinical care.” “Our Conroe hospital will complement our Clear Lake Houston hospital opening in just a few months (Medical Behavioral Hospital of Clear Lake).

NPH plans to expand throughout the U.S. to provide state-of-the-art patient care for individuals suffering from complex medical and behavioral conditions.

About NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals
NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals specializes in providing care for patients with complex medical, behavioral and neuropsychiatric issues. Founded in 2006 by Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana, NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals utilizes an integrated healthcare model at each of its hospitals. Interdisciplinary teams consisting of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals ensure that all patient conditions are addressed to “better heal the body and the mind.” NPH currently operates four facilities in the Midwest and has announced the opening of hospitals over the next few months in both Arizona and Texas. For more information, visit www.NeuroPsychiatricHospitals.net.

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Driven Deliveries Presents to Investors at Florida's Largest Cannabis Capital Market's Conference

(L-R) Fyllo CEO Chad Bronstein, Driven Deliveries CEO Christian Schenk, and Akerna CEO Jessica Billingsley, are interviewed by moderator Mike Varney of Crowe during the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Miami Beach, Florida.

(L-R) Fyllo CEO Chad Bronstein, Driven Deliveries CEO Christian Schenk, and Akerna CEO Jessica Billingsley, are interviewed by moderator Mike Varney of Crowe during the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Miami Beach, Florida.

  (L-R) Fyllo CEO Chad Bronstein, Driven Deliveries CEO Christian Schenk, and Akerna CEO Jessica Billingsley, speak on a tech panel during the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Miami Beach, Florida.

(L-R) Fyllo CEO Chad Bronstein, Driven Deliveries CEO Christian Schenk, and Akerna CEO Jessica Billingsley, speak on a tech panel during the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Miami Beach, Florida.

Driven Deliveries CEO Christian Schenk Gives a Presentation at Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Miami, Florida.

Driven Deliveries CEO Christian Schenk Gives a Presentation at Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Miami, Florida.

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Leveraging data is key to surviving an era of consolidation. Data will tell us ultimately what solutions should be put in play.”

— Driven Deliveries CEO Christian Schenk

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Driven Deliveries Presents to Investors at Florida's Largest Cannabis Capital Market's Conference

(L-R) Fyllo CEO Chad Bronstein, Driven Deliveries CEO Christian Schenk, and Akerna CEO Jessica Billingsley, are interviewed by moderator Mike Varney of Crowe during the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Miami Beach, Florida.

Driven Deliveries (OTC: DRVD) is pleased to announce Driven’s success at this year’s Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Miami Beach, Florida.

(L-R) Fyllo CEO Chad Bronstein, Driven Deliveries CEO Christian Schenk, and Akerna CEO Jessica Billingsley, speak on a tech panel during the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Miami Beach, Florida.

During the conference, Driven’s CEO Christian Schenk participated on a panel entitled, Cannabis Tech: The Hottest Companies Impacting the Industry. Schenk elucidated why he thinks data is a crucial component of the industry and how Driven is changing the landscape of how cannabis is purchased in California and, eventually, the rest of the United States.

The panel included Schenk's esteemed colleagues Akerna CEO Jessica Billingsley, Fyllo CEO Chad Bronstein, and moderator Mike Varney of Crowe.

“Leveraging data is key to surviving an era of consolidation,” Schenk said. “Data will tell us ultimately what solutions should be put in play.”

The following day Schenk gave a keynote presentation to a packed room of cannabis enthusiasts, mindshare leaders, and investors regarding Driven’s business model of simultaneously being the largest online retailer in California as well as a vertically integrated, multi-state operator with 90 minute delivery on demand.

Christian highlighted the company’s strategic market position, organic growth plans, DRVD’s cannabis app, Weedwaves, and the Ganjarunner delivery service.

Throughout the keynote, Schenk addressed multiple individual & institutional investors, family offices, and industry colleagues to discuss how the company is forging ahead, and potential synergies throughout the industry.

“Participating in Benzinga is a great way to showcase our brand portfolio to the cannabis industry at large,” said Schenk. “We look forward to updating the industry on the company’s progress at Benzinga in Toronto in June.

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Consumer Demand Creates a New THINK TANK Size

Consumer demand led to THINK TANK also being offered in 10-Liter Large.

THINK TANK is a nootropic, brought to market by Boost Oxygen.

You can support your cognitive brain power with nootropics, THINK TANK is the only oxygen-based option worldwide; BREATHE SMARTER!

Boost Oxygen responds and innovates to have Medium and Large sizes. #1 trusted worldwide since 2007, the new THINK TANK size features the patented mask.

Last year we launched THINK TANK in the Medium size. For those new customers to ask for it in Large, for more value, validates our decision to innovate; both sizes feature our patented mask design.”

— Rob Neuner, CEO / Co-Founder

MILFORD , CONNECTICUT, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Boost Oxygen releases a new size of their rosemary aromatherapy scented THINK TANK product – the only oxygen-based nootropic option available in the retail space in the United States. Originally introduced last February in the 5-liter Medium size bottle, the consumer demand has been so high for THINK TANK that it drove the decision for the company to make it available in their 10-liter Large size container.

Nootropics are recognized as supporting cognitive brain functions. As the innovative worldwide leader for providing lightweight and portable bottles of 95% pure oxygen to the consumer, without the need for a prescription, Boost had researched the benefits of rosemary for supporting memory and focus. Independent studies show that maximizing your level of oxygenation has supportive benefits for: memory, reaction time, working memory, Dual N-Back Scores, verbal performance, enhanced mood and visuospatial memory.

“We are very excited to introduce this new size of our THINK TANK,” says Boost Oxygen CEO and Co-Founder, Rob Neuner. “It makes us very proud to know that the customers who tried it for the first time last year felt the real benefits of it; and for those customers then to ask for it to be offered in the size that provides them with the most value really validates our decision to innovate. What really supported this was our appearance last Fall on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ when we had the opportunity to present the benefits of our supplemental oxygen product, but also to feature the bottle of THINK TANK, which we included in the segment.”

Rosemary aroma has been independently studied and found to increase short term memory up to 75%. There are compounds in rosemary oil that help with memory retention: 1,8-cineole found naturally in rosemary aroma causes an increase in the activity of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. Scholars in ancient Greece were known to wear wreaths of rosemary around their brow to improve recall while taking exams. Shakespeare’s Ophelia petitions Hamlet with, “There’s rosemary- that’s for remembrance, pray you love, remember.”

Rosemary aroma is being increasingly researched and implemented with both the young and old, and its use as an all-natural, safe and drug-free cognitive supporter is becoming more accepted and widespread globally.

Boost Oxygen has a family of products that includes three (3) sizes of containers that all feature a patented mask design for maximum delivery of the purified oxygen. In addition to the Natural (unscented) version, Boost is the only choice for aromatherapy options of Peppermint, Menthol-Eucalyptus and Pink Grapefruit. THINK TANK represents the first time the product is offered under a different name on the label.

Boost Oxygen supports active outdoor adventurers of all ages bring it along to support themselves in poor air quality conditions such as heat, humidity, ozone, smoke, pollen and especially at-altitude. Boost enjoys genuine, non-paid, high profile visibility when spotted in the hands of celebrities and while on popular morning and primetime network and cable television shows.

About Boost Oxygen:
Boost Oxygen is the #1 trusted brand of portable, lightweight 95% pure oxygen. Based in Milford, Connecticut, Boost Oxygen is a Made in the USA product, available at retailers nationwide and exported worldwide. For more information, images and studies about the benefits of oxygen, visit the website: www.BoostOxygen.com. On social media, consumers post about their experiences on Facebook (@BoostOxygenUSA), Twitter (@BoostO2) and Instagram (@boostoxygen).

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Voip-Pal CEO Emil Malak explains why the Novel Coronavirus is Different


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In an interview with CEOCFO Magazine, VOIP-PAL CEO and Director Emil Malak discusses why we are looking at a Global Pandemic


WASHINGTON, DC, US, February 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — CEOCFO Magazine, an independent investment publication that highlights important technologies and companies, today announced an interview (https://www.ceocfointerviews.com/voippal0220.html ) with Emil Malak, founder of Voip-Pal (OTCQB: VPLM), a Vancouver, B.C.-based company inventers and pioneers of the switching technology now being used by many of the world's largest telecommunication and social networking companies, without which they could not connect Landline phone calls to Internet phone calls.

Mr. Malak is also a restaurant owner, which is part of an industry greatly affected by the coronavirus and its possible spread. As Malak explained in the interview, "Researchers need to carefully study and analyze if the virus is being exported from China, Japan or other places, or if it has established itself into homegrown transmission. What I mean by homegrown is that someone in the U.S. contracted it from an overseas carrier and is now infecting local people and creating a cluster that can become a pandemic. Now is the time to deploy a full-blown plan of attack.”

In his recent Op-ed (https://www.ceocfointerviews.com/voippaloped0220.html) Mr. Malak notes, “Experts can no longer say with certainty that a 14-day quarantine period is adequate. We already know of at least one person, a 70-year-old man in Hubei Province China, who did not display symptoms until 27 days after being infected.” In his interview he points to a need for 3 months quarantine for anyone returning from China and why; “14 days is not enough to ensure the public’s safety. Anyone who has traveled from China since October 2019 should have been quarantined for 90 days. Over 5 million people escaped the Hubei Province just before the mandatory quarantine was enacted. Many of them were probably infected and have spread all over China. Its believed a small percentage likely traveled abroad and have been spreading the virus to those they have come in contact with.”

“One of the major problems with the coronavirus is a person with the virus may test negative even with mild flu like symptoms, but weeks or months later they can develop full-blown coronavirus with serious respiratory complications. In the meantime, that carrier will infect other people who can develop coronavirus symptoms right away,” says Malak, who’s 8-year daughter recently came down with flu like symptoms and had to be tested for the coronavirus. “This experience made me understand firsthand the pain and fear being experienced by so many in China and the surrounding regions where the coronavirus abounds.”

As Malak told CEOCFO's Bud Wayne, "The mortality rate has officially exceeded 2% but some experts have been saying the real number is closer to 8%.”.

Malak explains how some have tried to downplay the pandemic affect the world could be facing, "Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi was recently on state TV looking ill and sweating while he was downplaying the effects of the coronavirus in Iran. Now we learned he tested positive for the virus and is under quarantine."

Iranian health minister news conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyRRsttna9k

Is the coronavirus here to stay? There is a Harvard professor epidemiologist, Marc Lipsitch thinks that the novel coronavirus will soon become a pandemic—meaning that it will spread across regions. Malak references Marc Lipsitch’s who, “estimated that 40 to 70 percent of people could be infected by the virus that causes COVID-19 if it becomes pandemic.”

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Thomas Brendler to Receive ABC's 2019 Champion Award

The American Botanical Council (ABC) announces that Thomas Brendler is the recipient of the 2019 ABC Champion Award.

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA, February 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The American Botanical Council (ABC) announces that Thomas Brendler is the recipient of the 2019 ABC Champion Award. Brendler, the founder of the consulting firm PlantaPhile, has dedicated countless hours to ABC and its publications since joining the ABC Advisory Board nearly a decade ago.

The ABC Champion Award was created to recognize individuals who have been outstanding supporters of ABC and have helped the organization promote and achieve its nonprofit research and educational mission, whether through monetary support or contributions of time. The generosity of ABC’s friends and members is vital to the nonprofit’s continued success and growth.

“I feel very honored to receive this award, as much as I feel honored to join the ranks of previous recipients,” said Brendler. “As my friend and colleague Josef Brinckmann once pointed out, we don’t do what we do with awards in mind. We find satisfaction and gratification in the opportunity to contribute to the shaping of the herb, botanical, and phytomedicinal industry. Nonetheless, as this award acknowledges my personal and professional dedication to improving the world of herbs and natural products, I am deeply grateful for the recognition.”

Throughout his 10-plus years working with ABC, Brendler has contributed to ABC publications by serving as an expert reviewer, editor, and author. Since 2010, Brendler has worked as an HerbClip Consulting Editor, helping to ensure the accuracy of ABC’s biweekly research summaries. The following year, Brendler joined the ABC Advisory Board, and he has frequently volunteered his time as a peer reviewer of articles pertaining to his numerous areas of expertise, including African medicinal plants, commercialization and regulation of medicinal plant ingredients, phytochemical analysis, and traditional and historic plant use, among other areas. In addition, Brendler co-authored the Cranberry Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin for the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program in 2017.

Most recently, in late 2018, Brendler became a regular contributor to ABC’s quarterly, peer-reviewed journal HerbalGram as co-author of its in-depth Herb Profiles. Joining forces with Traditional Medicinals’ Josef Brinckmann, who received ABC’s Champion Award in 2016, Brendler is primarily responsible for the “Modern Research” and “Current Authorized Uses” sections of the profiles. His first Herb Profile, on black cohosh (Actaea racemosa), appeared in HerbalGram’s special women’s health-themed issue published in early 2019. Since then, Brendler has co-authored profiles on tongkat ali (Eurycoma longiflora), copalchi (Hintonia latiflora), guayusa (Ilex guayusa), and birch (Betula spp.)

HerbalGram Managing Editor Tyler Smith acknowledged Brendler’s ongoing contributions to the publication. “For years, Thomas has been one of our most reliable peer reviewers and contributors, and he took this commitment to another level when he signed on as co-author of HerbalGram Herb Profiles. Each profile takes dozens of hours to produce, and he and Josef regularly submit drafts before assigned deadlines. Thomas not only has expertise in a wide range of medicinal plant-related fields, but he also is a skilled writer and editor, and genuinely a pleasure to work with.”

Brendler added: “For my entire professional career of soon to be 30 years, the trinity of quality, efficacy, and safety has been my guiding principle when assisting clients with product or supply-chain development. A significant part of this effort consists of researching, assembling, and disseminating reliable information on herbs and their function, not only to my industry and academic clients, but also to the general public, the consumer. Inasmuch as this very much aligns with ABC’s nonprofit mission, goals, and intentions, it has always been both an honor and a pleasure to contribute to ABC’s endeavors as an advisor, editor, and author.”

In addition to his consulting work with PlantaPhile, Brendler is the principal scientist in the research and development department at Traditional Medicinals. He is also a co-founder of the Association of African Medicinal Plants Standards (AAMPS) and has served as its director since 2005. Further, he is affiliated with the Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Brendler has co-authored numerous books, book chapters, and scientific articles, and is on the editorial boards of Phytotherapy Research and the Journal of Ethnopharmacology. In addition to being part of the ABC Advisory Board, he is a member of multiple organizations and committees, including the US Pharmacopeial Convention Expert Committee Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines, the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA), European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy (ESCOP), International Society of Ethnopharmacology, and American Herbal Pharmacopoeia.

ABC created the Champion award in 2015. Previous recipients include Jim Emme, CEO of NOW Health Group (2018); Dick Griffin of Griffin Insurance Services (2017); medicinal plant expert Josef Brinckmann of Traditional Medicinals (2016); Ed Smith, co-founder of Herb Pharm (2015); and Terry Lemerond, founder of EuroPharma, Inc. and Enzymatic Therapy (2014).

Brendler will accept the award at the 15th Annual ABC Botanical Celebration and Awards Ceremony in Anaheim, California, on March 4, 2020. The event, for ABC Sponsor Members, occurs during Natural Products Expo West.

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National Center for Performance Health Hosted Successful Brain Health and Suicide Prevention Event

National Center for Performance Health (NCPH) is pleased to announce they hosted a successful Brain Health and Suicide Prevention event.

I was honored to be able to host the event to discuss the importance of increasing mental health training. At NCPH, we believe mental health care and education should be readily available to everyone.”

— Rahul Mehra M.D., CEO and Chief Physician Executive of NCPH

TAMPA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — National Center for Performance Health (NCPH) is pleased to announce they hosted a successful Brain Health and Suicide Prevention event. The event took place in Spartanburg, S.C. on February 17th, 2020 and brought professionals from the Cherokee County Schools, Spartanburg School Districts, S.C Department of Mental Health, Upstate Warrior Solutions, and Carolina Behavioral Health. Chief Physician Executive of NCPH, Rahul Mehra, M.D., lead the interactive and dynamic session exploring new models of service delivery to include unlimited physician led access to licensed clinicians.

The Brain Health and Suicide Prevention event focused on the fundamentals of brain science and its correlation with biopsychosocial contributors that predispose to suicidality. Key takeaways included discussions on the need for awareness, need for improved community models on mental health best practices, and the need for more training to better understand children in need in primary care entities. The National Center for Performance Health plans to launch more workshops throughout 2020 to implement comprehensive training in areas lacking mental health resources. Robyn Hussa Farrell, Suicide Prevention Task Force Chair, Founder and CEO of Resiliency Technologies, expressed “We are fortunate to have Dr. Mehra provide a physician’s perspective on these complex topics”.

Dr. Rahul Mehra is a recognized expert on the topic of mental health for youth, collegiate, and professional athletes. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry. Dr. Mehra has completed trainings for the NFL, NFL Players Association, Major League Baseball, XFL, United Soccer League, and the NCAA.

“I was honored to be able to host the Brain and Suicide Prevention event to discuss the importance of increasing mental health training,” said Rahul Mehra M.D., CEO and Chief Physician Executive of the National Center for Performance Health. “At NCPH, we believe mental health care and education should be readily available to everyone.”

About National Center for Performance Health
The National Center for Performance Health is a unique organization designed with one goal in mind – to help you become your best. Our dedicated team is headquartered in Tampa, FL and led by Rahul Mehra, M.D. Our services are never out of reach with our professional network of over 10,000 providers, physicians, and psychologists throughout the world. All our coaches are highly qualified and hold advanced degrees in the behavioral health field with at least two years of relevant clinical experience. We use advanced medical research and technology to achieve proven results. If you’ve ever thought about taking your game to the next level – we can help.

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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 /EINPresswire.com/ — 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. Rebudlabs.com

Kathryn Lawrence
Redbud Labs Inc.
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Source: EIN Presswire