Georgia Tech & Science

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Announces Presentations of its Controllable Switch Technology Platform at the American Society of Hematology 2017 Annual Meeting

11 12 2017

ATLANTA, Dec. 11, 2017 -- Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLCM), a leader in developing novel, controllable cellular immunotherapies for cancers and orphan inherited blood disorders, today announced data highlighting results from three preclinical studies of its controllable switch technology for T cell immunotherapies at the 59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting (ASH) in Atlanta, Georgia.“These data continue to support our excitement over the technology’s potential to make cell therapies safer and more effective in more tumor types,” said Rick Fair, Bellicum’s President & Chief Executive Officer. “We are currently validating our platform in the clinic in three different product candidates, and look forward to reporting results on these programs in 2018. With the most advanced controllable cell technologies in our industry, we believe we are well positioned to move additional preclinical CAR-T projects into clinical trials that...

IDG Communications Announces Digital Edge 50 Awards Winners to Honor Organizations Excelling at Digital Transformation

11 12 2017

Awards winners will share project insights and receive recognition at IDG's AGENDA18 conference BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - December 11, 2017) - IDG's AGENDA18 conference is excited to announce the 2018 Digital Edge 50 award winners. The award recognizes 50 organizations for digital transformation initiatives with significant, measurable business impact. The 50 winners will be honored onsite at the AGENDA18 conference, March 19-21, 2018, in Miami, Florida. Transforming into a digital business is a key area of focus for organizations, and tech leaders are putting strategies into practice. With more than 250 projects nominated for the 2018 awards, the judging process was extremely competitive. Winning projects used technology to drive business innovation and even launch new business units, both to serve new customer segments through an end-to-end digital experience and to commercialize non-competitive company innovations. Technologies involved include artificial intelligence (AI),...

ToolGen, Inc. Demonstrates Potential of CRISPR/cas9 Gene Editing to Overcome T-Cell Immunosuppression

11 12 2017

Potential Therapeutic Strategy to Target Tumors that Evade T-Cell Immune ResponseData Presented at the 59th American Society of Hematology Annual MeetingSEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 11, 2017 -- ToolGen, Inc. (KONEX, 199800), a biotechnology company specializing in genome editing, today announced data demonstrating that the Company’s CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing platform can target and disrupt cellular pathways that suppress T-Cell immune responses. The study was presented in a poster presentation at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting held December 9-12, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia.The poster, entitled “CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Diacylglycerol Kinase Knockout Potentiates Anti-Tumor Efficacy of Human Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cells” (Abst. #3182), examined a potential therapeutic strategy to target tumors that have evaded immune surveillance by deactivating T-cells using various immunosuppressive ligands and soluble factors. In this study, researchers employed Toolgen’s CRISPR/Cas9...

Former Georgia Pacific and Carolina Health Systems Executives Establish Foodservice Consulting and Training Firm

11 12 2017

Crystal Dunan ATLANTA December 11, 2017 Crystal Duncan, formerly Director of National Distribution Sales at Georgia Pacific, and Sharon Cox, formerly AVP of Carolina Health System, have established Cox Duncan Network LLC (CDN), a consulting-execution firm based in Charlotte which provides for foodservice leaders and their distributors, a 360° perspective by leveraging our unique expertise in Food safety, Food management and Health & nutrition. The firm provides one-source for digital technology to train and retain staff, the Transition learning model™ to drive change and improve departmental outcomes, and food safety protocol to mitigate risks and meet HACCP and FSMA regulatory requirements. Duncan has 30+ years in the foodservice industry including 11 years in various positions at GA Pacific. Prior to joining GP, Duncan led sales teams at US Foods as well as led multiple contract health system accounts at Sodexo in the NE. A leader in the industry, Duncan has served for 17...

2018 Kia Rio Wins Hispanic Motor Press Foundation Award

11 12 2017

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 11, 2017 -- The all-new 2018 Kia Rio was named among the 10 Best vehicles for Hispanic families by the Hispanic Motor Press Foundation, taking top honors in the subcompact car category. The Rio's outstanding combination of fuel efficiency, innovative technology, fun-to-drive character and value helped it win high marks from the Hispanic Motor Press judges. 2018 Kia Rio Wins Hispanic Motor Press Foundation Award "This fourth-generation Rio makes significant improvements over its predecessor in design, technology and passenger comfort, and our latest Hispanic Motor Press Foundation award is a testament to Kia's unbeatable combination of quality, reliability and value," said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, Kia Motors America. "Hispanic consumers are savvy shoppers and look for vehicles that check off a number of requirements that consumers look for." The Hispanic Motor Press Awards has over 250 new car models to choose...

MDI Group Names Jim O’Reilly as Managing Director in Dallas

11 12 2017

“We’re delighted for Jim to come on board at the Dallas branch. His proven expertise in building and managing enterprise accounts aligns well with our initiatives for 2018. His core values and leadership experience together make him a great fit for our organization. DALLAS December 11, 2017 MDI Group, a national IT staffing and recruiting firm, has named Jim O’Reilly as the new Managing Director of the Dallas office. In this role, O’Reilly will be responsible for leading and managing the sales and delivery teams in providing elite IT staffing services to clients in the Dallas area. O’Reilly brings 20 years of experience in national IT staffing to the table, which positions him well to successfully lead the Dallas team. He will work closely with a team of Client Managers to manage existing accounts and assist in breaking into new enterprise accounts. Additionally, he will work with the recruiting team to ensure strategy and prioritization in recruitment activities. “I’m...

SCAD sweeps the student category of the 2017 UX Awards

10 12 2017

SAVANNAH, Ga., Dec. 10, 2017 -- Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is pleased to announce top honors in the student category of the 2017 UX Awards. The UX Awards are the first awards dedicated to showcasing the best in user experience (UX). The future-oriented awards honor innovators behind the digital products and services that define our world.The winning student project, SPARK: An Autonomous Rehabilitation Platform, was designed to allow users to engage and make healthy progress in their recovery journey. An international group of five SCAD students from five different countries developed SPARK over the course of eight weeks. The winning team includes: HwangHah Jeong, James Simmons, Dipali Bajaj, Gonzo Gelso and Zhaolin Cai.    SCAD projects Seedly and LogistiX tied for honorable mention. SCAD students Cody Reppert, Jason Hwang, Inwon Jong, Noe Kennedy and Nolan Canady led Seedly, a wearable necklace for children that motivates them to continually grow...

Takeda and Seattle Genetics to Present Positive Data from Phase 3 ECHELON-1 Clinical Trial Evaluating ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin) in Frontline Advanced Hodgkin Lymphoma

10 12 2017

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EarthCam Announces Its “25 Most Interesting Webcams of 2017”

10 12 2017

Each year, we are impressed with the incredible webcam content that live camera producers share with the world, and this year is no exception. NEW YORK December 10, 2017 EarthCam’s favorite annual tradition is back with the announcement of the 25 Most Interesting Webcams of 2017! Spanning 9 countries, the 19th annual list features entertaining live webcams that have been enjoyed by millions of visitors around the world, and some outrageous newcomers that were just discovered this year. The Top 25 Webcams take you on an adventure to Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain, the world’s busiest intersection in Japan and the largest cathedral in Italy. For scenic views that will have you coming back for more, travel to peaceful Snake River in Wyoming, relax with sunset views over Lake Michigan and explore a beautiful ski resort in France with eye-popping 360° panoramas. Sports fans will marvel watching the incredible effort it’s taking to build the Chase Center, future...

Act Global Partners with NFL Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson’s Team America Initiative for Character & Leadership

09 12 2017

Act Global will endow scholarships and fund LT Academy programming within schools in Texas and California. Austin, TX, December 09, 2017 -- Team America and the LaDainian Tomlinson Academy announced a partnership with Act Global, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of synthetic turf, whereby Act Global will endow college scholarships for LT Academy top performers in Texas and California. Additionally, Act Global will fund the implementation of LT Academy’s Character Education Performance programs for one year within every school district and university in Texas and California that implements its turf. Part of his Team America platform, the Character Education Performance program was founded and developed by former NFL running back and recent Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee LaDainian Tomlinson.The program is based on Marine Corps leadership development and established by LT’s team of cognitive neuroscientists, coaches, instructors, and alumni of the program. Through LT’s...

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