CAP-XX Launches Full-Scale Production of Murata Supercapacitors after Successfully Commissioning Murata Production Lines at new CAP-XX Facility in Sydney

Murata’s production lines now installed at CAP-XX are producing supercapacitors of 35 mF to 1F and up to 5.5 Volts.

We are pleased to launch our newly-commissioned facility, after overcoming the international business challenges 2020 presented,” Anthony Kongats, CAP-XX CEO. “Our facility features world class production automation to manufacture the most cost competitive, highest quality prismatic supercapacitors.

CAP-XX Limited (LSE:CPX), the leading manufacturer of ultra-thin, board-mounted prismatic supercapacitors and cylindrical supercapacitors, announces that it has launched full-scale production and shipments of the thin prismatic Murata supercaps following the successful installation of the former Murata production lines at CAP-XX’s new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Sydney, Australia.

CAP-XX acquired Murata’s supercapacitor production lines in late 2019, shipped them from Japan to Australia in stages throughout 2020, and began initial production in Q4 2020 shipping to key customers. The company has relocated from its Lane Cove facility to a much larger facility in Seven Hills, Sydney to accommodate Murata’s state-of-the-art production lines which have greatly increased CAP-XX’s production capacity.

“We are pleased to launch our newly-commissioned facility, after overcoming the international business challenges that 2020 presented,” said Anthony Kongats, CAP-XX CEO. “Our new facility features world class production automation to manufacture the most cost competitive, highest quality prismatic supercapacitors available. These CAP-XX branded products have the same specifications and DMF, DMT and DMH part numbers that Murata previously offered under CAP-XX license.”

The newly-commissioned production lines are producing supercapacitors ranging from 35 millifarad to 1 farad (35 mF to 1F) and up to 5.5 Volts. Special features include:

  • Thin form factor down to 0.4 mm thickness (Z height)
  • Long life – High operating temperature -40 to 85°C
  • Low ESR down to 40 m Ohms
  • Hot-Bar solderable for low-cost automated PCB assembly

CAP-XX’s Prismatic Supercapacitor Table features the Murata part specifications at the top:

Applications for CAP-XX supercapacitors include: IoT and IIoT hardware, solid-state drives, automotive, smart meters, smart phones, smart credit cards, wearables, 3V coin cell battery applications and medical devices.

About CAP-XX

CAP-XX (LSE:CPX) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of small, very thin supercapacitors. The company’s ultra-thin prismatic supercapacitors are ideal for space-constrained electronics applications where small energy storage device size and thickness are important. The unique feature of CAP-XX supercapacitors is their very high power density and high-energy storage capacity in space-efficient thin prismatic and compact cylindrical packages. For more information about CAP-XX, visit or email

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Preserve Your Curves – New Health/Fitness Book Shows Teachers/Students Modified Yoga Postures/Pilates Exercises to Avoid Injury

Dr. Kevin Khalili, chiropractor and founder of Santa Barbara based Laser Rehab Institute.

I tapped over 100 different scientific sources to help people who practice yoga and Pilates avoid injuries

An eye-opening new health/fitness book titled ‘Preserve Your Curves’ applies science to ancient yoga postures and Pilates’ more modern physical fitness practice. Both enjoy millions of followers worldwide, yet many people suffer avoidable injuries because certain activities may harm the spine. The author, Dr. Kevin Khalili, DC, CCEP, spent years researching the cause of injury to create an easy-to-apply book of modified postures and practices that help everyone maximize their health.

“Preserve Your Curves is a great resource; with the growing popularity of both yoga and Pilates, I started seeing many injuries, not just to students, but also their teachers,” says Khalili,” a Santa Barbara-based chiropractor and founder of the Laser Rehab Institute. “I wanted to learn more about why this was occurring and discovered that certain movements scientifically proven as harmful to the spine were being replicated in both disciplines. “Preserve Your Curves“ reveals my findings and gives modified postures/exercises to preserve the spine.” Once Dr. Khalili discovered how people were hurting themselves, he decided to test alternatives. It took Dr. Khalili over fourteen years to write the book, featuring exercises successfully tested on himself and his patients. The book features over 160 pictures detailing the execution of each modified practice.

“The book is not to knock yoga or Pilates, far from it, I love both,” says Dr. Khalili. “We know a lot more about how the body works than we did a hundred years or even decades ago. The scientific research regarding proper bio-mechanical movement has now been thoroughly established. When we stray from this, developing an injury or painful condition is not an “if” but a “when.” I tapped over 100 different scientific sources to help people who practice yoga and Pilates avoid injuries. Both practices rely on teachers. Teachers have the best of intentions, and students always trust their teachers. Unfortunately, without an understanding of the knowledge presented in my book, developing an injury can occur.”

For people who are already experiencing pain or injury, Dr. Khalili has some advice. “I recommend they try to understand the source and causation of their pain,” he says. “My book provides some helpful insight along with seeking an evaluation and treatment with a Certified Chiropractic Biophysics doctor at For immediate relief, I would put an icepack wrapped in a cotton t-shirt and apply it to the painful area for 20 minutes and repeat every 2 hours up to 4 times per day. If urgent care is needed due to severe and debilitating pain, then call 911.”

About the Book:

For a copy of Preserve Your Curves, go to

Number of pages: 130

Number of illustrations and/or pictures: 163

ISBN: 978-0-578-82516-8

All benefits and proceeds from the sale of the book will go to:

About Dr. Khalili:

For more than 25 years, Dr. Khalili has been practicing preventive sports medicine and is the clinical director of the Laser Rehab Institute of Santa Barbara, California. He graduated from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1992 and became a Certified Fellow of Chiropractic Biophysics in 2002. After pursuing postgraduate studies at Life Chiropractic College West, in 2017, he became a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP).

He is the founder of Dr. Khalili, LLC, a company dedicated to researching and developing plant-powered products and innovative home fitness solutions along with offering an online optimal health learning center. His primary intentions are to encourage people to strive purposely towards their goals, speak mindfully to themselves and others, see gratefully for what they got rather than what they’re not, smile freely throughout life, sweat daily for at least 45 minutes, sleep deeply for 9 hours, and savor sustainably sourced organic foods that are at least 95% plant-based.

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5 Trends for senior living in 2021 emerge during ICAA Forum

ICAA Forum Report, Future-proof your senior living community

ICAA Forum Report, Future-proof your senior living community

“The upside of the COVID-19 pandemic for senior living is the opportunity to truly reinvent the product to one that will appeal to the younger older adults who are future residents, and expand beyond the small percent of older adults who now choose their combination of housing and services.”

The extraordinary efforts made by the staff and leadership in senior living communities were successful in keeping many older adult residents safe and healthy. While the fundamental services offered in independent living, assisted living and memory care continued to be provided, by the end of 2020, leaders in senior living were imagining the optimal community that offers the lifestyle and services current residents desire, and the quality-of-life future residents will seek.

More than 85 thought leaders joined together at the International Council on Active Aging Forum in November 2020 to future-proof the industry by identifying a philosophy and infrastructure to withstand the stresses that impact operations. Former competitors became allies as they shared ideas and focused on the elements that construct a resilient community.

Five future-proof trends recap the major themes that will direct the next normal of senior living.

1. Redefine the meaning of “community.” Repositioning the senior living community as an accessible neighborhood within the larger community provides sustainability by making it easier to expand services to older adults residing off the property, and to open on-property services and amenities to nonresidents. Providing affordable housing for staff and their families is an option that helps solve staffing challenges for the community and economic challenges for staff.

2. Expand the built and unbuilt environment. The outdoor features of sidewalks, gardens, paths and nearby parks and recreation become equal in importance to the indoor spaces, redesigned to allow for quick resets depending on purpose. Large and small spaces with moveable walls and “tiny house” features like flip-up table tops build in flexibility. Purpose-built virtual health care locations are designed for technology and privacy. Patios and balconies are accessible places for active and passive pursuits.

3. Integrate technology through all operations. Future demand means internet connections, software and hardware are available in all areas of a building, as well as outdoors. Tech-enabled spaces will be used by upskilled staff and residents who have easy access to training and troubleshooting. Personal technologies, such as activity trackers and heart rate monitors, will be widely used, and rooms equipped with smart utilities, remote monitoring, voice-activated systems and in-house channels will be embedded in living and service areas.

4. Strengthen workforce quality, growth and retention. Along with updated recognition of the importance of frontline staff to the existence of senior living comes compensation-building benefits that might include access to on-site health care, dining and other amenities. Well-defined career paths from frontline to other roles, and serious professional development opportunities beyond those required by regulations, build the quality workforce. Flexible work schedules and options for affordable housing near or on the property relieve staff turnover while providing safety for residents by reducing travel time and need for second jobs.

5. Emphasize wellness culture and lifestyle. Wellness is the philosophy that guides the actions of everyone in all areas of a community. Woven into all areas of the residents’ lives, wellness in all the dimensions is the sales pitch that invites new residents and the lifestyle that retains them (remember that health care is a component of the physical dimension of wellness). A hybrid model combining virtual with in-person opportunities uses the technologies pervasive throughout the community.

“The visions created by the industry thought leaders are ambitious, innovative and inspiring,” says Colin Milner, founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging. “The upside of the COVID-19 pandemic for senior living is the opportunity to truly reinvent the product to one that will appeal to the younger older adults who are future residents, and expand beyond the small percent of older adults who now choose their combination of housing and services.”

Full details of these trends are found in the ICAA Forum report, “Future-proof your senior living community.” You can download it at

Baseline strategies and tactics are captured in “Creating a path towards the ‘next normal’ in senior living,” the results of the ICAA COVID-19 Senior Living Task Force held in May 2020. You can download it at

The ICAA Forum was sponsored by Humana, NuStep, Delos Labs, Keiser, Matrix, iN2L, LiveBrite Today, Merrithew, Morrison Living

About the ICAA Forum

The ICAA Forum brings together thought leaders from many organizations—both private and public—to form a think tank that develops strategies to turn the challenges facing senior living providers into opportunities. Launched in 2005, the meetings forge connections among industry leaders while promoting understanding and cohesive action around the ultimate goal: health and quality of life as people age.

Organizer: Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging,

About the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)

ICAA is a professional association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry and supports professionals who aspire to develop wellness cultures for adults over 50. This support includes creating wellness environments, programs and services. The association is focused on active aging—an approach to aging that helps older adults live life as fully as possible within all dimensions of wellness—and provides its members with education, information, resources and tools. As an active-aging educator and advocate, ICAA has advised numerous organizations and governmental bodies, including the US Administration on Aging, the National Institute on Aging (one of the US National Institutes of Health), the US Department of Health and Human Services, Canada’s Special Senate Committee on Aging, and the British Columbia (Canada) Ministries of Health and Healthy Living and Sport.

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Embark Behavioral Health Creates Specialized Program to Improve Adolescent Boy Mental Health

“Boys do their best work when teachers establish an authentic purpose and meaningful, real-life connections,” which is what The Forge School encourages.

Embark Behavioral Health recently opened The Forge School – a state-of-the-art residential treatment program in Benton, Tennessee – developed in response to the increasing rates of mental health issues in adolescent boys.

According to recent research, the rate at which young Americans took their own lives reached unprecedented levels in 2017, driven by a sharp rise in suicides among teenage boys, said Joe Barnard, the program’s founder and executive director. He went on to cite statistics from the Journal of American Medical Association, which revealed that year alone, suicide claimed the lives of over 5,000 males between ages 15- 24.

Embark Division President, Chris Perkins, said of The Forge:

“This is the first program of its kind to not only address the unique needs of boys and young men but has been designed to accommodate both long and short-term care needs and want to utilize their healthcare insurance to pay for treatment. No matter what the need, The Forge provides the same world-class service that families have come to expect from an Embark treatment program.

Focused on the emotional and neurobiological needs of teenage boys (14-17), The Forge School combines individual and family counseling with educational rigor and extraordinary outdoor experiences to help build resilience. Barnard said of the program, “Our holistic educational experience with engaging, practical life skills help facilitate a deeper understanding of each student’s core sense of self resulting in positive behavioral change.” Dr. Michael Gurian, a family counselor, founder of The Gurian Institute and a leading researcher in gender-specific learning style differences, as well as a co-developer of The Forge School academic and clinical program, stated that “Boys do their best work when teachers establish an authentic purpose and meaningful, real-life connections.”

The Forge School encourages students to continually test their skills and to push forward regardless of perceived success or failure, which builds resilience and grit. To learn more about The Forge, go to or contact: 866-520-3867.

About Embark

Embark Behavioral Health is an award-winning and leading network of behavioral health treatment centers, for young people, that is dedicated to reversing the current all-time highs in adolescent anxiety, depression and suicide to all-time lows by 2028. The company is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona and operates 19 programs in 13 states. Embark has a proven, internationally validated outcomes platform, the industry’s highest quality of care and safety standards, and a unique and complementary continuum of programs including residential treatment, wilderness therapy, partial hospital, in-home, virtual and outpatient services.

For more information about Embark or our treatment programs, visit:

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Datalogic launches the new Skorpio™ X5, the most advanced key-based mobile computer

Datalogic Skorpio X5

The Skorpio X5 delivers the highest computational CPU power, the largest and brightest screen display, and the latest generation of scan engines, including a unique Mid-Range imager.

Datalogic, a global leader in the automatic data capture and factory automation markets, is pleased to announce the Skorpio™ X5, a new ultra-fast, high-performing key-based mobile computer featuring the largest multi-touch display in the Portable Data Terminal (PDT) market.

Maintaining rapid, accurate and seamless data capture to provide real-time visibility is essential in applications like warehousing, fulfillment, inventory, store operations, shipping & receiving. The new Skorpio™ X5 enables Retail, Transportation, Logistics, Manufacturing and Healthcare companies to reach new levels of reliability and flexibility. Operators in any of these industries can carry out their tasks efficiently with its ultra-fast and dominant computational CPU power. The most demanding enterprise applications can simultaneously run seamlessly, leveraging the high-performing processor of the market-leading 2.2Ghz CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 600® platform.

For utmost productivity, the Skorpio X5 features the largest and brightest, rugged, Gorilla© Glass screen display in the PDT market at 4.3 inches. The large screen provides plenty of viewable space for the most modern, feature-rich applications and display of product pictures. Skorpio X5 provides unrivaled readability in any light condition, including bright outdoor lighting.

The Skorpio X5 also features the latest generation of scan engines specifically designed and developed by Datalogic. Customers can choose the scan engine that will better fit with their business needs: Linear imager, Standard 2D imager, the new and unique Mid-Range imager, and soon-to-be available Auto Range version for extra-long-range readings. Workers using the Skorpio X5 can immediately read any barcode, in any condition, whether labels are damaged or scratched, visible or covered.

The Skorpio X5 is a fully rugged device constructed to withstand the harshest environments and circumstances. Proven to sustain multiple drops up to 1.8m / 6ft onto concrete, hermetic to dust, and protected against waterjets with an IP65 rating. Its lightweight, ergonomic, and perfectly balanced design reduces users’ fatigue while enhancing productivity in all scan-intensive applications. The functional keyboard design delivers enhanced tactile feel from key presses for faster data entry. Added value in exclusive ergonomic features include the highly visible function keys serving as shortcuts for frequently used applications, and the virtual floating scan trigger, SoftSpot™ technology.

The Skorpio X5 wireless charging models are the only PDTs in the market with this future-proof charging technology providing top reliability and the lowest cost of ownership. The ultra-reliable contactless charging models provides a much lower maintenance cost since charging contacts are more prone to failure and can be receptacles for dust accumulation and microbial growth.

As an ‘Android Enterprise Recommended’ device, the Skorpio X5, meets the elevated enterprise requirements as specified by Google™ in terms of hardware and software. The unmatched intuitiveness, user experience, stability, and security are guaranteed by running the latest Android™ 10 version and leveraging Google Enterprise APIs for security, provisioning and deployment. Furthermore, the user-friendly GMS (Google Mobile Services) platform allows access to Play Store to download only verified and virus-free applications.

The Skorpio X5 will allow no interruptions in the most demanding and scan-intensive applications. Options of standard or high-capacity batteries, hot swappable battery technology, and the Datalogic Smart Battery Management application allow use for extended shifts. Battery conditions can be easily monitored through an exclusive visual LED indicator.

Beyond the ultra-reliable performance of the Skorpio X5, there are a variety of tailored configurations for specific operator needs available. This versatile form-factor allows multiple configurations based on application requirement needs; with the possibility to choose from two (2) convertible form-factors, two (2) charging technologies, two (2) memory configurations; and, three (3) scan engines or keyboard layouts.

Andrew Duncan, SVP Product Marketing at Datalogic, commented: “The Skorpio X5 is the most advanced key-based mobile computer on the market, and features wireless charging capabilities. It brings the highest computational CPU power, the largest and brightest screen display, and the latest generation of scan engines, including a unique Mid-Range imager. With the Skorpio X5, businesses will be able to reach new productivity levels.”

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One You Love Homecare Continues Broad Expansion in Senior Care Industry with Continued Franchise Growth in 2021

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One You Love Homecare

“While the pandemic has changed everything, we continue to be focused on unsurpassed quality senior care within our clients’ homes along with our unrivaled technology platform to further enhance our extensive care offerings,” said David Giacobbo, President and CEO of One You Love Homecare

One You Love Homecare, the trusted source for in-home senior care services, continues its recent expansion reaching thirteen new franchise agreements throughout the continental United States. From the Philadelphia corporate headquarters serving both South Jersey and Philadelphia regions, One You Love Homecare’s expansion includes franchise locations broadening coverage in New Jersey and the Philadelphia suburbs plus franchise locations in Maryland, Ohio, Utah, Tennessee, Nevada, Texas, North Carolina and Florida. While currently at fourteen locations, including the corporate headquarters based out of Philadelphia, PA, One You Love Homecare is currently in discussions with a number of potential franchisees with plans to increase its presence through strategic franchise growth throughout the United States.

“While the pandemic has changed everything, we continue to be focused on unsurpassed quality senior care within our clients’ homes along with our unrivaled technology platform to further enhance our extensive care offerings,” said David Giacobbo, President and CEO of One You Love Homecare. “One You Love Homecare is extremely proud of the culture we have built since our company’s inception and we continue to be highly focused on franchisee success, with extensive support fueling our existing franchisees’ growth now and into the future.” One You Love Homecare provides senior care services for family members and loved ones within their own homes for maximum comfort, well-being and peace of mind.

To learn more about One You Love Homecare, visit the company website at For more information on senior care franchise opportunities at One You Love Homecare, please visit


One You Love Homecare provides senior in-home care services for loved ones. One You Love Homecare takes a dedicated, comprehensive and proven approach to caring for loved ones in their own homes. Delivering the best care possible including 24/7 support from our professional care-giving team means exceptional reliability and total peace of mind for you and your family. We offer both our traditional Senior Home Care Services, including Personal Care and Companion Care, plus Comprehensive Care Management Plans to deliver extensive care coverage customized for each client with fixed, affordable rates. Investing in a One You Love Homecare franchise is based on the total commitment to caring for others. Our services focus on assisting seniors or other adults who are chronically or acutely ill, disabled or who need help performing day-to-day tasks in the home. The strength behind the One You Love Homecare brand is our core set of values and dedication to making a difference in our clients’ lives.

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National Conscience Month Workshops on How to Optimize the Conscience to Solve Life’s Challenges

Leonard Perlmutter
Founder of National Conscience Month

If we hold our politicians to the high standard of truth rather than non-truth, are we not bound by the same standard–to use the Conscience as our guide in all we say and do? — Leonard Perlmutter

In the midst of historic and painful political, public health, economic and racial crises, Americans of all ages are seeking the Truth and wisdom they need to guide their choices and ensure their continued freedom and wellbeing. To expand their understanding of how the human Conscience can be optimized to solve all of life’s challenges, Leonard Perlmutter, founder of the American Meditation Institute(AMI) and National Conscience Month, will teach two special six-week workshops entitled the Foundation Course of Yoga Science beginning on Saturday afternoons February 13 and Wednesday evenings March 3, 2021.

When news of disturbing events is ever-present, Truth can feel elusive. We look to external sources to learn what is true, but we come away feeling confused and hopeless. In his upcoming workshops Mr. Perlmutter will explain that it is only by regularly employing the Conscience that we will find the Truth and discover the strength, wisdom, creativity and confidence we need to resolve the seemingly unresolvable. Our task then is to learn how to train the mind so we can heed that quiet, reliable voice of the Conscience.

According to Leonard Perlmutter, “In these polarized and anxious times, each of us has a role to play in bringing more understanding and compassion into our relationships and the nation. The key? We must learn how to coordinate the loud, insistent, limited perspectives of the ego, senses and unconscious mind so that they support our Conscience—our ever-present connection to the Truth.”

A recent comprehensive study of Perlmutter’s previous students showed numerous benefits from this curriculum including reduced stress and anxiety; improved energy and focus; relief from issues like headaches, high blood pressure, and chronic pain; increased creativity; and greater happiness and optimism. Perlmutter’s Foundation Course curriculum is certified for continuing education credits (CME) for physicians and nurses by the American Medical Association and American Nurses Association, and endorsed by medical pioneers Dean Ornish MD, Bernie Siegel MD, Larry Dossey MD and Mehmet Oz MD (Dr. Oz).

“Your Conscience,” an easy-to-read handbook with simple experiments to practice using your Conscience will be published by AMI Publishers in September 2021. It is only through our personal experience of testing the wisdom of the Conscience that we learn to trust it as the only reliable guide to making better choices.

About the American Meditation Institute

The American Meditation Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization devoted to the teaching and practice of Yoga Science, meditation and its allied disciplines as mind-body medicine. In its holistic approach to wellness, AMI combines the healing arts of the East with the practicality of modern Western science. The American Meditation Institute offers a wide variety of classes, retreats, and teacher training programs. AMI also publishes Transformation a quarterly journal of Yoga Science as holistic mind-body medicine. Call 800.234.5115 for a mail or email subscription.

More resources and information about National Conscience Month are available at

Leonard Perlmutter, founder of National Conscience Month and The American Meditation Institute is available for interviews.

To schedule an interview, please contact:

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American Meditation Institute

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Alera Group Acquires CSNW Benefits

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As an existing member of the Benefit Advisors Group, CSNW Benefits has existing relationships with many Alera Group firms and an outstanding collaborative culture, making them an excellent fit for Alera Group.

Alera Group, a leading national insurance and financial services firm, today announced the acquisition of CSNW Benefits, effective December 31, 2020.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, CSNW Benefits serves clients throughout the Northwest region, creating tailored employee benefits and retirement services plans. Leveraging compliance tools, HR resources and outstanding customer service, the CSNW Benefits team brings clarity to the complexity of insurance. The firm serves clients in a variety of industries, with specific vertical expertise in manufacturing and non-profits.

“We are proud to welcome the CSNW Benefits team to Alera Group, and we look forward to their impact as they work with other firms throughout the West region,” said Alan Levitz, CEO of Alera Group. “As an existing member of the Benefit Advisors Group, CSNW Benefits has existing relationships with many Alera Group firms and an outstanding collaborative culture, making them an excellent fit for Alera Group.”

“Joining Alera Group is an exciting development for our firm, and we look forward to the ways this will allow us to strengthen our client service with national tools and resources,” said Dan O’Doherty, Managing Partner of CSNW Benefits. “As part of Alera Group, we will maintain our existing community relationships, while continuing to grow our business through collaboration.”

The CSNW Benefits team will continue serving clients in their existing roles. Terms of the transaction were not announced.

About Alera Group

Based in Deerfield, IL, Alera Group’s over 2,000 employees serve thousands of clients nationally in employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement services and wealth management. Alera Group is the 15th largest privately held firm in the country. For more information, visit

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Germinator Mobile Sanitizing and Disinfecting Adds Dr. Jay Noller to its Scientific Advisory Board

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I am looking forward to working alongside Germinator as a member of its esteemed Scientific Board in a continued effort to research and understand the transmission of emerging pathogens onto food and surfaces, said Dr. Noller.

Germinator Mobile Sanitizing and Disinfecting, a national leader in the sanitizing and disinfecting industry, is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Jay Noller to its Scientific Advisory Board effective Jan. 1.

Dr. Noller has been a pioneer in the agricultural field, providing 21 years of leadership at Oregon State University (OSU). As a member of the Germinator Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Noller’s contributions will include assisting with the design and execution of proposed studies to explore the remediation of surface and food acquisition of COVID-19 through grants from the US Department of Agriculture and other entities.

Jeff Gill, Founder and CEO of Germinator, stated, “We’re elated to welcome Dr. Noller to our distinguished team of public health experts, especially as we address the current misunderstanding and disregard for the genuine risk of fomite and food contamination regarding COVID-19. Dr. Noller’s extensive career in the field of agricultural research will be a tremendous asset in definitively determining the risk these routes of transmission present.”

Upholding the highest sanitization and disinfection standards, Germinator makes claims that are scientifically supported and within EPA regulations. The Scientific Advisory Board validates the company’s research and process. It is responsible for reviewing and advising on product strategy and direction and assists with navigating legislative and regulatory issues. Dr. Noller joins a growing roster of key leaders such as Dr. Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. —who was an assistant to the United States surgeon general for five administrations; Dr. Harold Smith, who has extensive expertise in cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry, along with decades of experience leading sponsored research on infectious diseases for the National Institutes of Health (NIH); Dr. David Miller, the protocol chair of University of Rochester Center for AIDS Research Community Advisory Board; and Chad S. Johnson, Esq., a Harvard-trained corporate, legislative, and regulatory attorney with significant experience in advising health and biotechnology companies.

“I am looking forward to working alongside Germinator as a member of its esteemed Scientific Board in a continued effort to research and understand the transmission of emerging pathogens onto food and surfaces,” said Dr. Noller. “There is still so much work to be done when it comes to understanding the way germs, bacteria and viruses interact with different environments, and this knowledge is key to developing innovative measures to remedy the risk of exposure and spread.”    

Dr. Noller is a professor emeritus at OSU, following 20 years as a full-time professor. He was also the head of the Crop and Soil Science Department from 2014 to 2019, following a six-year position as an associate head of the department from 2008 to 2014. He is currently the director and lead researcher at OSU’s Global Hemp Innovation Center, the largest US-based hemp research center. The center’s mission is to advance the research of hemp and its market potential across multiple, diverse industries and research fields to serve the growing international demand for innovative approaches to food, health and fiber.

Dr. Noller’s considerable body of work includes more than 35 large projects, spanning much of North and South America, southern Europe, southwest Asia and Africa. He has published more than 180 papers and maps, six books and has made numerous contributions to additional works. Dr. Noller earned his PhD at the University of Colorado in 1993.

Dr. Harold Smith stated, “As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, there is still little information regarding the risk of surface and food transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Experts specializing in fields relative to pinpointing this risk, such as Dr. Noller and myself, must join forces to protect the public from unnecessary exposure. I greatly welcome Dr. Noller in this effort.”

Germinator was founded in 2015 with the vision of providing an effective method of proper sanitizing and disinfecting for businesses and households. The company uses a patent-pending methodology and is the most unique and cost-effective means of providing enhanced antimicrobial protection for businesses and residences.

Germinator first tests surfaces for ATP using a luminometer to detect light that can come from cellular activity. This measurement immediately provides the level of clean on a surface. The next step is the application of Germinator’s Genesis surface treatment. Genesis is a one-step cleaner and broad-spectrum sanitizer and disinfectant treatment that harnesses the power of hypochlorous acid (HOCl). Derived from naturally occurring minerals, Genesis not only eliminates odors at their source but kills a wide range of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, Salmonella enterica and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and viruses including norovirus, rotavirus and adenovirus on hard, non-porous, environmental surfaces. It meets the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists (AOAC) germicidal spray standards for Hospital Grade Disinfection and is on the EPA’s N List of products determined to meet the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. As a result, this treatment will eliminate bacteria and viruses that may reside in an environment without the use of harsh chemicals or fumes.

Following Genesis, Germinator applies its Shield, a water-based quaternary ammonium compound that imparts a durable bacteriostatic finish. It is EPA-registered as effective against the growth of mold, mildew, algae and odor-causing bacteria. This application creates an invisible barrier that combats deterioration and discoloration and promotes freshness for up to three months. The Genesis and Shield products are applied by using an electrostatic sprayer, which is the most efficient and effective means of delivering the products to the intended application sites. After Germinator’s surface treatment and protectant services, the company retests ATP levels to ensure the surfaces have achieved the intended results.

Germinator launched national franchising in 2019 and continues to rapidly expand across the country. With Germinator, society can now have greater peace of mind and the freedom to live or work in a sanitized and disinfected environment. For more information, visit or call (855) 664-3769.

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Core Requirements, Expectations and Challenges — March. 23 and March. 25, 2021

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Data Integrity for GCP Professionals:

Core Requirements, Expectations and Challenges

A Virtual Workshop Presented by CenterWatch and Cerulean Associates LLC

Tuesday, March 23 and Thursday, March 25, 2021, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT

Is the FDA’s increasing scrutiny on clinical trials’ data integrity producing a data migraine? One must establish internal competency and assessment programs; otherwise, one can expect 483s and warning letters to come rolling in.

With FDA data integrity requirements among the most stringent within regulated industries, compliance is highly challenging. This interactive virtual workshop makes it infinitely easier.

Data Integrity for GCP Professionals: Core Requirements, Expectations and Challenges will give attendees the tools needed to ensure a clinical trials’ electronic records are trustworthy and reliable across their entire data lifecycle, from initial data creation through long-term archives.

It will be led by award-winning FDA compliance expert, author and Cerulean Associates founder, John Avellanet. He can explain complex FDA data integrity regulations in simple “what to do, how to do it” language using real-world examples and offering practical advice attendees can follow. A former FDA and Department of Justice prosecutor calls Mr. Avellanet, “The best in the business. Period.” Confirm this for yourself when he shares:

  • How to apply the elements of data integrity characteristics — attributable, legible, contemporaneous, original and accurate (ALCOA+) — to real-world clinical development, trial conduct and post-trial analysis
  • An exploration of overlooked guidance documents that can help define expectations (including what the FDA and the European Medicines Agency inspect for and why)
  • How to deal with suppliers, including data integrity chain-of-custody in the clinical space, typical clinical supplier red flags that FDA and other regulatory health agencies look for and dealing with critical suppliers that collect, handle and store clinical digital data… but are not regulated
  • What, where, how and why to document data integrity controls and institute a risk-based approach, including monitoring data integrity controls with contract research organizations (CROs) and investigator sites
  • Considerations regarding emerging issues: long-term archival storage, cloud-based technologies, wearables data and patient-submitted digital data; plus, the impact of inspectional changes in the clinical arena
  • What one must know about GCP data integrity enforcement, using real-world examples and statistics from regulatory agencies and providing recent updates to FDA’s pre-approval inspection (PAI) methods
  • Takeaways regarding both on-site and remote clinical digital data inspections, with questions and tactics one must be prepared to handle
  • The risks of true and certified copies with digital records, from the basics of true/certified copy and legal admissibility, to true-copy requirements from submission guidances and putting together a true-copy scanning process for clinical trial usage
  • How to prepare for and handle GCP data integrity: address challenges with remote inspection handling, perform sponsor-specific and CRO-specific activities, points to remember when responding to allegations of untrustworthy data and more

No more data migraines. Avoid the data integrity Form 483s or warning letters while compliantly managing a clinical trials’ essential data.

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Virtual Conference Details:

Data Integrity for GCP Professionals:

Core Requirements, Expectations and Challenges

A Virtual Workshop Presented by CenterWatch and Cerulean Associates LLC

Tuesday, March 23 and Thursday, March 25, 2021, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT



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