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Olympus Announces the 2019 Global Image of the Year Award Winners

Award recognizes the best in light microscopy imaging worldwide

Global winner, Ainara Pintor

Global winner Ainara Pintor, Spain, immunostaining of a mouse brain slice with two fluorophores

Hi-res images available here.

WALTHAM, Mass., March 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Olympus announces the winners of the Global Image of the Year Life Science Light Microscopy Award, a competition recognizing the best in life science imaging worldwide.

Ainara Pintor (Spain) was selected as the global winner for her vibrant image of an immonostained mouse brain slice with two fluorophores. She named her image “Neurogarden,” reflecting the brain’s complexity.

“There are over 70 million neurons in a mouse brain,” Pintor explained. “This shows what we can observe in the hippocampus of a single brain slice, in this case, taken from Thy1 transgenic mice.”

Pintor is thrilled to win Olympus’ first Global Image of the Year Award. “It’s a fantastic feeling that this image will cross borders and be seen all over the world!” said Pintor. For the grand prize, Pintor will choose an Olympus CX43 microscope with a DP27 digital camera or Olympus’ X Line objectives.

Asia-Pacific regional winner, Howard Vindin

Asia-Pacific regional winner Howard Vindin, autofluorescence image of a mouse embryo.

Three regional prizes were awarded to Howard Vindin (Australia) for Asia, Tagide deCarvalho (United States) for the Americas, and Alan Prescott (UK) for EMEA. Each regional winner will receive an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II digital camera. Honorable mentions include Ming-Der Lin, Nat Prunet, Justin Zoll, Tong Zhang, Daniela Malide, Hamed Rajabi, Rudolf Buechi, Martin Hailstone, and Nathan Renfro.

Olympus received over 400 submissions from 65 countries. All entries were evaluated on artistic and visual aspects, scientific impact, and microscope proficiency.

Satoshi Nakamura, Vice President, Scientific Solutions Global Marketing, Olympus Corporation, was thrilled with the quality and diversity of images submitted this year.

Americas regional winner, Tagide deCarvalho

Americas regional winner Tagide deCarvalho, tardigrade.

“I’m so impressed by the amazing response to our first Global Image of the Year Award,” said Nakamura. “The creative image submissions embody our contest’s mission of celebrating art in science. We hope this competition continues to inspire people to find beauty in an unexpected place—right under their microscope.”

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EMEA regional winner, Alan Prescott

EMEA regional winner Alan Prescott, frozen section of a mouse’s head.

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Media Contact:
Kristin Schaeffer
610-973-2400
kristin@klunkmillan.com

ALIGN TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION COMMITS US$ 1 MILLION DONATION FOR COVID-19 RELIEF EFFORTS

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) today announced that the Align Foundation, the Company’s donor-advised fund through Fidelity Charitable, has pledged to donate US$1 million to support COVID-19 relief efforts globally. Align will also donate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as N95 masks and is working with partners to source supplies for any additional PPE to help hospitals and healthcare providers that are treating patients with COVID-19.

“Our goal is to fund and then quickly identify communities and initiatives where contributions will be most impactful,” said Joe Hogan, Align Technology president and CEO. “Our top concern is the health and safety of our employees and their families, our doctor partners, their staff and patients and their families around the world. They are all part of communities that are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and we are committed to help protect them.”

As the world’s largest manufacturer of custom 3D-printed materials, Align is also reaching out to public and private sector organizations to offer its technology expertise and counsel on ways to reduce the scarcity of parts and materials for public health needs. Additionally, Align is exploring options to convert its custom manufacturing and tooling equipment to help meet critical needs.

About Align Technology, Inc.

Align Technology designs and manufactures the Invisalign® system, the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, and iTero® intraoral scanners and services. Align’s products help dental professionals achieve the clinical results they expect and deliver effective, cutting-edge dental options to their patients. Visit www.aligntech.com for more information.

For additional information about the Invisalign system or to find an Invisalign doctor in your area, please visit www.invisalign.com. For additional information about iTero digital scanning system, please visit www.itero.com.

Align Technology
Madelyn Homick
(408) 470-1180
mhomick@aligntech.com
Zeno Group
Sarah Johnson
(828) 551-4201
sarah.johnson@zenogroup.com

Koch Engineered Solutions Acquires Sentient Energy In Initial Step Toward Building An Intelligent Electric Grid Platform

Sentient Energy’s industry leading Grid Analytics System to be foundation for new KES intelligent grid platform

Koch Engineered Solutions

Koch Industries

WICHITA, Kan., March 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Koch Engineered Solutions (KES), a unit of Koch Industries Inc., today announced it has acquired Sentient Energy. Sentient Energy is a leader in distribution grid transformation, providing intelligent line sensors and grid analytics software for fault detection, outage prevention, and safe, reliable power delivery.

“The acquisition of Sentient Energy is an exciting and important first step toward building an intelligent electric grid platform within KES,” said Don Brown, Vice President of Business Development at KES. “We believe the complementary capabilities of Sentient Energy and Koch Industries, such as our mutual expertise in sensors, software, and data analytics, will allow KES to build an important new business that offers solutions to make distribution grids more efficient and sustainable in the years to come. Sentient Energy has recorded exceptional growth over the years, and Koch’s global capabilities will help it scale even faster.”

Due to advances in technology and growing energy usage among businesses and households, the current electric distribution grid system is increasingly under stress. Aging infrastructure combined with rising distributed generation, such as rooftop solar panels, further penetration of electric vehicles, and the advent of microgrids, are making it more challenging for owners and operators of electric distribution grids to safely and reliably operate. The need to have better insights into the grid has never been greater.

Sentient Energy’s capabilities and innovative solutions enable electric utilities to significantly improve grid safety and reliability, lower grid management costs, extend the useful life of existing infrastructure, and prepare the grid for the increasing growth in distributed energy resources. Sentient Energy’s Grid Analytics System is unique in that it covers the entire distribution grid – overhead, lateral, and underground circuits. Their capabilities complement KES’s deep expertise in industrial value chains and will allow both companies to provide greater value for their customers – and ultimately for the end users who rely on electric power in their daily lives.

“The addition of Sentient Energy to KES is a natural step in our vision to become a preferred partner in delivering superior value by developing, integrating, and applying innovative technical and service solutions for industrial, and now electric utility, value chains,” added Dave Dotson, President of KES. “Similar to what we are doing in areas like mass transfer, combustion engineering, and separation, our vision to build an intelligent electric grid platform underscores our commitment to providing solutions that help our partners and customers solve their highest value challenges.”

Over $7 trillion is expected to be invested in electric transmission and distribution infrastructure through 2040, and currently only one percent of North America’s six million miles of power distribution lines are covered by intelligent sensors. Sentient Energy’s leadership in this industry along with KES’s time-tested solutions and capabilities will be crucial in revolutionizing the current distribution grid infrastructure and converting it to an intelligent electric grid that will serve generations to come.

“KES’s drive to create a new intelligent grid platform capable of meeting the distribution grid needs of today and tomorrow is exciting and innovative. Sentient Energy’s Grid Analytics System creates a strong foundation in which to build upon. The Sentient Energy team is excited to work with KES and be part of the journey forward,” said from Jim Keener, CEO of Sentient Energy.

Stephens Inc. served as exclusive financial advisor to Koch in the transaction. Bowen Advisors served as exclusive financial advisor to Sentient Energy.

About Koch Engineered Solutions
KES provides uniquely engineered solutions in mass and heat transfer, combustion and emissions controls, filtration, separation, materials applications, automation and actuation. KES is located in Wichita, Kansas and is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, one of the largest private companies in the world. KES delivers superior value in developing, integrating, and applying innovative technical and service solutions for industrial value chains. More information is available at KochEngineeredSolutions.com.

About Sentient Energy
Sentient Energy makes power delivery safe, reliable, and solar-ready — worldwide. The company provides the industry’s only Grid Analytics System that covers the entire distribution network with innovative, quickly deployed intelligent sensors and analytics that identify and analyze potential faults and other grid events. Sentient Energy leads the market with the largest mesh network line sensor deployments in North America, and partnerships with leading utility network providers including Itron, Landis + Gyr, AT&T, Verizon, Telus, and Bell Canada.  For more information visit www.sentient-energy.com.

KES Media Contact
Dan Knight                                                                                                                  
Daniel.Knight@kochps.com

Sentient Energy Media Contact                                                                                                                               
Sarah Prinster
sprinster@sentient-energy.com
(415) 726-8773

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VISTAJET MENAWARKAN INFRASTRUKTUR GLOBAL UNTUK MENYOKONG KERAJAAN DAN ORGANISASI PERUBATAN SEMASA TEMPOH KETIDAKSTABILAN

Menyokong komuniti, menyokong individu

  • VistaJet menawarkan penerbangan kembali yang kosong secara percuma untuk Kerajaan dan pengangkutan perubatan;
  • Menggunakan infrastruktur dan kepakaran global dalam membantu untuk membawa produk perubatan kritikal;
  • Bekerjasama dengan pakar dan pemimpin untuk mengenal pasti penyelesaian penerbangan baharu untuk komuniti global.

LONDON, March 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VistaJet, syarikat penerbangan perniagaan global pertama dan tunggal, sedang membantu untuk memastikan mereka dengan keperluan perjalanan kritikal semasa waktu yang tidak tentu ini mampu bergerak.

Memahami keperluan komuniti global semasa dunia berusaha untuk bertindak balas terhadap situasi COVID-19 yang semakin berubah-ubah, VistaJet meneruskan usaha mengenal pasti cara baharu untuk memberikan bantuan menerusi rangkaian dan infrastruktur globalnya. Syarikat juga bekerja secara langsung dengan Kerajaan dan Konsulat di seluruh dunia, membantu mereka menghantar balik rakyat dengan menyediakan penerbangan kembali yang kosong secara percuma. Untuk memastikan lagi bahawa para pegawai mampu melaksanakan rancangan tindakan secepat mungkin, Syarikat sedang membantu untuk mengurus logistik kompleks bagi permit dan kertas kerja yang sewajarnya.

Dengan penerbangan kargo yang menurun secara drastik akibat pembatalan laluan komersial global utama dan diinspirasikan oleh usaha hebat manusia seluruh dunia, VistaJet juga sedang dalam perbincangan dengan organisasi perubatan, pakar dan pengawal atur kesihatan untuk mengenal pasti penyelesaian lain untuk memberikan bantuan, termasuklah dalam pengangkutan bekalan perubatan yang penting. Di samping itu, penerbangan kembali yang kosong sedang ditawarkan secara percuma untuk penerbangan kritikal untuk membawa pakar perubatan ke lokasi sewajarnya untuk membantu dalam membasmi pandemik global ini.

Thomas Flohr, Pengasas dan Pengerusi VistaJet berkata:
“Semua orang di VistaJet menilai cara kita boleh memberikan perkhidmatan lebih baik kepada pelanggan kami dan komuniti global yang lebih besar semasa waktu yang sukar ini secara berterusan. Mendengar nasihat pakar, sama ada tentang keselamatan atau perubatan, kami di sini ingin memastikan bahawa mereka disokong sepenuhnya dengan keperluan penerbangan mereka. Ini merupakan waktu yang luar biasa dan kita mestilah bekerjasama sebaik mungkin untuk melakukan segala yang termampu untuk memberikan bantuan. Kami tahu kami biasanya tidak menawarkan penerbangan penghantaran balik atau pengangkutan alatan perubatan, tetapi secara asasnya, kami merupakan syarikat logistik dan kami di sini untuk membantu komuniti global sebaik mungkin. Kita bersama-sama dalam perjuangan ini.”

Syarikat telah menubuhkan laman web khas untuk menyalurkan semua permintaan daripada Kerajaan dan organisasi perubatan untuk memastikan keutamaan dalam menyelesaikan kes paling kritikal dan mengurus pemeriksaan keselamatan yang relevan.

Di samping itu, dengan ketidaktentuan pasaran yang semakin meningkat, ramai pelanggan telah menghubungi untuk menilai pilihan alternatif untuk memenuhi keperluan penerbangan mereka. Setelah mendengar kebimbangan mereka, VistaJet telah memperkenalkan Dynamic Jet Lease — pajakan jangka pendek selama satu, dua atau tiga bulan, menawarkan pesawat dan anak kapal khas yang ditugaskan di lapangan terbang paling berdekatan dengan anda. Ini merupakan pajakan bulanan unik yang menyediakan fleksibiliti tertinggi apabila perlu dan terutamanya semasa keputusan yang cepat harus diambil. Dynamic Jet Lease meningkatkan keselamatan, membebaskan sumber perniagaan teras pelanggan dan memastikan ketenangan minda dalam landskap global yang sentiasa berubah-ubah.

Untuk maklumat lanjut tentang usaha VistaJet yang dipertingkat untuk membantu dalam menghentikan penularan COVID-19, layari:
vistajet.com/coronavirus-updates

Nota kepada Editor:
Pautan tambahan yang disenaraikan dalam siaran ini:
vistajet.com/community-support
vistajet.com/dynamic

Maklumat
Jennifer Farquhar | VistaJet | T: +44 203 617 3077 | jennifer.farquhar@vistajet.com

Perihal VistaJet
VistaJet ialah syarikat penerbangan global yang pertama dan tunggal. Dengan lebih 70 jet perniagaan perak dan merah, VistaJet telah menerbangkan klien syarikat, kerajaan dan persendirian ke 187 negara yang merangkumi 96% lokasi di dunia. Syarikat yang diasaskan pada 2004 itu merintis model perniagaan inovatif yang memberikan akses kesemua armada kepada pelanggan dengan membayar mengikut jam penerbangan tanpa risiko tanggungjawab dan pemilikan aset penerbangan. Program keahlian istimewa VistaJet menawarkan langganan jam penerbangan tempah khas bagi jet untuk jarak sederhana dan jauh untuk penerbangan pada bila-bila masa dan ke mana-mana sahaja.
VistaJet ialah sebahagian daripada Vista Global Holding, kumpulan peneraju penerbangan perniagaan dunia yang menyepadukan portfolio unik syarikat dengan menawarkan penyelesaian aset sedikit untuk merangkumi kesemua aspek utama penerbangan perniagaan.
Maklumat dan berita lanjut VistaJet di vistajet.com

VistaJet Limited ialah pengangkut udara Eropah yang mengendalikan pesawat 9H yang berdaftar di bawah Pengendali Udara Malta dengan Nombor Sijil MT-17 dan diperbadankan di Malta dengan Nombor Syarikat C 55231. VistaJet dan anak syarikat bukanlah syarikat pesawat pengangkut terus Amerika Syarikat. Pesawat milik VistaJet dan didaftarkan di Amerika Syarikat dikendalikan oleh pengangkut udara A.S. yang berlesen sewajarnya, termasuk XOJET Aviation LLC.

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CONSTELLATION BRANDS PARTNERS WITH ITS FLAGSHIP BRANDS TO COMMIT MORE THAN $2.5 MILLION TO COVID-19 RELIEF EFFORTS

Company’s Corona, Modelo, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, The Prisoner and High West Whiskey brands join forces to help industry partners and communities most in need

  • Contributes $1 million to National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, $500K to U.S. Bartenders’ Guild, and $250K to support first responders
  • Establishes company COVID-19 Relief Fund and will match employee contributions 2:1
  • Launches employee effort to support local restaurants via take-out and delivery orders

VICTOR, N.Y., March 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, in partnership with a number of its iconic beer, wine, and spirits brands, announced today a collective commitment of more than $2.5 million to COVID-19 relief efforts.

“Our hearts go out to the many individuals and businesses impacted by this terrible virus,” said Bill Newlands, president and chief executive officer, Constellations Brands. “Many of our retailer partners, particularly local restaurants and bars and their employees, have been significantly impacted by this situation. These businesses are essential to the fabric of our communities. It’s important that we all come together to help those most in need in this critical time. We are focusing our support on efforts that directly benefit those impacted today while also helping the larger industry on its path to recovery.”

Constellation, along with a number of its flagship brands such as Corona Extra, Meiomi, Kim Crawford, The Prisoner, and High West Whiskey, contributed $1 million to the upcoming launch of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s (NRAEF) Restaurant Employee Relief Fund.

“We are thrilled and inspired by Constellation Brands’ commitment to help restaurant employees throughout the industry and across the country impacted by the COVID-19 crisis,” said Rob Gifford, president of the NRAEF. “Thanks to their substantial donation we will have the ability to help thousands of people who are out of work and facing financial hardship.”

The NRAEF has an extensive history of supporting the restaurant, bar and hospitality community and has the national infrastructure to meet industry needs now and over the long-term. For more information on the NRAEF’s upcoming launch of the Fund, follow the NRAEF on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Constellation Brands, in partnership with Modelo Especial, also pledged $500,000 to the U.S. Bartenders’ Guild, a non-profit professional society of bartenders and other hospitality professionals currently offering relief for impacted bartenders and support staff across all 50 states. And, true to its Fighting Spirit positioning, Modelo has contributed an additional $250,000 to support first responders as they continue to support those in need in communities across the U.S.

“Our brands and company have a long history of giving back to the communities where we live and work,” said Jim Sabia, chief marketing officer, Constellation Brands. “We are committed, especially in this unprecedented time, to supporting our impacted retailer partners and their employees, as well as the first responder community that continues to work selflessly to serve the needs of communities across the country.”

Furthering its commitment, the company established the Constellation Brands COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund, through which Constellation will match contributions from its several thousand employees across the country 2:1 to benefit non-profit organizations supporting communities impacted by this crisis. The company is also mobilizing employees across the nation to actively contribute to the effort by providing resources to help them support local restaurants in their communities by placing take-out orders and food deliveries in an effort to help sustain these local businesses and the jobs they create as they work toward recovery.

Additional efforts made by the company include a $250,000 contribution to support relief efforts in Italy, home to the company’s Ruffino brand.  Specifically, these funds will be used to support the strained healthcare system in the Veneto region.

ABOUT CONSTELLATION BRANDS
At Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), our mission is to build brands that people love because we believe sharing a toast, unwinding after a day, celebrating milestones, and helping people connect, are Worth Reaching For. It’s worth our dedication, hard work, and the bold calculated risks we take to deliver more for our consumers, trade partners, shareholders, and communities in which we live and work. It’s what has made us one of the fastest-growing large CPG companies in the U.S. at retail, and it drives our pursuit to deliver what’s next.

Today, we are a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine, and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. Every day, people reach for our high-end, iconic imported beer brands such as Corona Extra, Corona Light, Corona Premier, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra, and Pacifico, and our high-quality premium wine and spirits brands, including the Robert Mondavi brand family, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, The Prisoner brand family, SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila, and High West Whiskey.

But we won’t stop here. Our visionary leadership team and passionate employees from barrel room to boardroom are reaching for the next level, to explore the boundaries of the beverage alcohol industry and beyond. Join us in discovering what’s Worth Reaching For.

To learn more, follow us on Twitter @cbrands and visit www.cbrands.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACTS
Mike McGrew 773-251-4934 / michael.mcgrew@cbrands.com
Amy Martin 585-678-7141 / amy.martin@cbrands.com
Patty Yahn-Urlaub 585-678-7483 / patty.yahn-urlaub@cbrands.com
Bob Czudak 585-678-7170 / bob.czudak@cbrands.com

A downloadable PDF copy of this news release enhanced with multimedia links can be found here: http://ml.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/e318c317-ebf9-475d-88a7-54fa78ba468d

Dynavax and CEPI Announce Collaboration to Support Global Effort to Develop a Vaccine for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dynavax to provide CpG 1018, the adjuvant contained in U.S. FDA-approved HEPLISAV-B vaccine, to support the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dynavax Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: DVAX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel vaccines, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) today announced a collaboration supporting the global effort to develop a vaccine to prevent the coronavirus (COVID-19). Dynavax will make the Company’s proprietary toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) agonist adjuvant, CpG 1018TM, available for the development of effective vaccines against COVID-19.

CpG 1018 is the adjuvant used in HEPLISAV-B® [Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant), Adjuvanted], an adult hepatitis B vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dynavax developed CpG 1018 to provide an increased vaccine immune response, which has been demonstrated in HEPLISAV-B. CpG 1018 provides a well‑developed technology and a significant safety database, potentially accelerating the development and large-scale manufacturing of a COVID-19 vaccine.

“Dynavax’s mission is to develop and commercialize innovative vaccines to prevent disease and support patients,” commented Ryan Spencer, Chief Executive Officer of Dynavax. “We are proud to support CEPI’s efforts to address this global public health emergency with our advanced adjuvant technology.”

As previously announced, the CEPI initiative to develop a vaccine to prevent COVID-19 led to the collaboration between Dynavax and the University of Queensland, Australia.  CEPI and Dynavax will work together to identify and coordinate engagements with entities around the world working on COVID-19 vaccines. The focus of this collaboration is to identify programs that could benefit from combination with CPG 1018 to provide a more rapid or robust immune response.

About Dynavax
Dynavax is a commercial stage biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing novel vaccines. The Company launched its first commercial product, HEPLISAV-B® [Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant), Adjuvanted], in February 2018, following U.S. FDA approval for prevention of infection caused by all known subtypes of hepatitis B virus in adults age 18 years and older.  Dynavax is also advancing CpG 1018 as a premier vaccine adjuvant through research collaborations and partnerships.  For more information, visit www.dynavax.com and follow the company on LinkedIn.

About Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
CEPI is an innovative partnership between public, private, philanthropic, and civil organisations, launched at Davos in 2017, to develop vaccines to stop future epidemics. CEPI has reached over US$750 million of its $1 billion funding target. CEPI’s priority diseases include Ebola virus, Lassa virus, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, Nipah virus, Rift Valley Fever and Chikungunya virus. CEPI also invests in platform technologies that can be used for rapid vaccine and immunoprophylactic development against unknown pathogens (ie, Disease X). To date, CEPI has committed to investing over $475 million in vaccine and platform development.  Learn more at cepi.net. Follow CEPI at @CEPIvaccines.

CEPI’s work on COVID-19

The rapid global spread and unique epidemiological characteristics of the novel coronavirus are deeply concerning. CEPI has moved with great urgency and in coordination with WHO, who is leading the development of a coordinated international response. So far, CEPI has initiated 8 partnerships to improve understanding and to develop vaccines against the novel coronavirus. The programmes will leverage rapid response platforms already supported by CEPI as well as new partnerships. The aim is to advance COVID-19 vaccine candidates into clinical testing as quickly as possible.  Follow CEPI’s COVID-19 page for the latest updates.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking” statements, including statements regarding the potential to develop a COVID-19 vaccine and to do so on an accelerated basis.  Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this press release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in vaccine research and development, including the timing of completing development, the results of clinical trials, and whether and when the vaccine will be approved for use, as well as other risks detailed in the “Risk Factors” section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties and other important factors in our other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to revise or update information herein to reflect events or circumstances in the future, even if new information becomes available. Information on Dynavax’s website at www.dynavax.com is not incorporated by reference in our current periodic reports with the SEC.

Contacts – Dynavax
Nicole Arndt, Senior Manager, Investor Relations
narndt@dynavax.com
510-665-7264

Derek Cole, President
Investor Relations Advisory Solutions
derek.cole@IRadvisory.com

PracticeSuite Deploys Secure Telehealth Platform for Providers, Making the Module Available Free To The Worldwide Healthcare Community

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., March 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PracticeSuite, Inc. a SaaS Technology Practice Management, Electronic Health Record Software, and Revenue Cycle Management Services provider, announces the release of its universal telehealth platform E-Consults for remote patient care.  The secure independent telemedicine module is made available FREE for use by all providers across the United States and abroad. Any health professional can consult a patient remotely via any connected device, computer or smartphone.

PracticeSuite is providing the technology to help health professionals deliver continuity of care during the COVID-19 crisis.  The platform allows providers to render care to patients within the safety of their home.

PracticeSuite clients are able to utilize the module in their Practice Management and EHR to schedule appointments, see patients, document visits, check eligibility and bill the telehealth codes through the PracticeSuite E-Consults videoconferencing platform.  The platform can be used as a standalone solution for all healthcare professionals to treat patients remotely.

As of last week, Medicare announced a coronavirus funding bill which greatly expands provisions facilitating access to virtual care.

“While lockdowns and quarantines will be mandated, the continuum of care cannot be locked down. We are giving back to the healthcare community,” states Trey Wilson, Chief Revenue Officer of PracticeSuite.  “In the last few days, we have seen tremendous interest in our telemedicine solutions and services. PracticeSuite will be providing our technology platform at no charge to allow patients to continue to be seen in this complex and challenging healthcare environment.”

“During these critical times, as a Silicon Valley tech innovator, we are enabling doctors, not just here in the US but globally. Healthcare providers worldwide can use our standalone telemedicine module free by simply using a smartphone. This is the least we can do” said Vinod Nair, CEO of PracticeSuite. “I admire all healthcare soldiers that are in harm’s way to protect others. My gratitude and prayers for safety to all men and women in blue serving humanity selflessly!”

About PracticeSuite
PracticeSuite offers a Telehealth videoconferencing platform within an integrated whole-practice solution that includes cloud-based practice management, EHR, patient portal, and revenue cycle management services (RCM).  If you are a healthcare professional interested in the secure and HIPAA compliant telemedicine platform, please visit www.practicesuite.com/telehealth-telemedicine/

Contact
Trey Wilson
(813) 335-4334
econsults@practicesuite.com