Actors Donnie Wahlberg and David McCallum to Narrate 75th Anniversary of D-Day Film

David F. Alfonso

David McCallum

Donnie Wahlberg

Executive Producer David F. Alfonso will once again team up with Tim Gray Media and the World War II Foundation on the film The Rangers at Pointe-du-Hoc

David F. Alfonso is first and foremost, an historian when it comes to World War II.”

— Tim Gray

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, January 16, 2018 / — January 6, 2018-Washington, DC-Actors Donnie Wahlberg (Band of Brothers, Blue Bloods) and veteran actor David McCallum (Man From U.N.C.L.E. and The Great Escape) will lend their voice to a 75th anniversary of D-Day film focused on the 2nd Ranger Battalion’s critical mission of climbing the 100-foot cliffs of Pointe-du-Hoc on D-Day and knocking out German gun positions.

The Rangers at Pointe-du-Hoc will mark the 22nd film focused on the personal stories of World War II produced by Tim Gray Media and the World War II Foundation and also the fifth collaboration with Executive Producer David F. Alfonso and TGM/WWII Foundation.

Previously, David F. Alfonso has served as Executive Producer on the films Dick Winters: Hang Tough, Above and Beyond, Remember Pearl Harbor narrated by Tom Selleck and D-Day: Over Normandy narrated by Bill Belichick. Alfonso was also a key contributor to the building and dedication of the Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument in Normandy, France, which was dedicated on June 6, 2012 behind Utah Beach.

When he is not backing the efforts of the World War II Foundation, David is the Executive Chairman at Empire, a private investment firm focused on acquiring business units from public and private corporations. In the past twenty years he has acquired a diversified group of 60 global companies, which in aggregate generated revenues over $5 billion annually, and employed over 15,000 people throughout the world.

“David is first and foremost, an historian when it comes to World War II,” said Tim Gray, Founder of the World War II Foundation. “He has been a key supporter of our efforts because he believes, as we all do, that these stories need to be preserved for a global television audience so people don’t forget what the World War II generation accomplished. They saved the world, “Gray continued.

“I am happy to be a part of this special film recognizing the 75th anniversary of D-Day and especially, the contributions and bravery of the 2nd Ranger Battalion at Pointe-du-Hoc,” David F. Alfonso said. “It is one of the most incredible stories of the June 6, 1944 Allied invasion and we have two great narrators to bring the story to life,” said Alfonso. “The veterans interviewed for this film are now all gone, but their stories will live on in history.”

The Quick Overview:

The incredible story of the U.S. Army Rangers who assaulted the 100-foot-high cliffs of Pointe-du-Hoc on June 6, 1944, where 6 German cannons were supposed to be located and taken out.

Documentary to include:
-Interviews with D-Day and Pointe-du-Hoc survivors.
-Exclusive Drone footage of the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc and rare archival video.
-Exclusive Drone footage of the English Channel approach to Pointe du Hoc and of the seaward side of the cliffs themselves.

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Eric Agazim Prepares Free Driver's Education Classes For Low-Income Students

Erik Agazim

Erik Agazim

SARASOTA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2018 / — Driving is a privilege every American should be able to exercise. But many low-income families do not have the luxury of sending their children to drivers education classes. The price for these courses can become high, but one resident hopes to solve that problem. Eric Agazim wants to host free drivers education classes for students of low-income families.

"Teens should become taught the proper driving system and learn all of the laws," says Agazim. "Just because a family cannot afford these classes does not mean the teenager shouldn't learn."

Agazim wants all drivers to be safe, especially the rookie ones. Classes are offered by organizations throughout the city but at a high price. Agazim wants every teen driver to learn, no matter if they can afford courses or not.

Technology Can Become Distractions For Young Drivers
With today's technology, it's easy for drivers to become distracted behind the wheel. This fact is even more true for teenagers. While many teenagers can pass the driver's exam when they reach a certain age, they do not know the dangers of driving distracted. While Agazim hopes to provide proper driving education, he also wants to spread awareness of the dangers of driving while looking at cell phones or other distractions in the car.

The free two-hour session plans to cover driving safety for both parents and teens. Agazim believes combining the parents and the student for one class will make sure everyone is on the same page. Also, parents will learn about the forty hours of required supervised driving time.

"Parents should know what their children are taught in drivers education," says Agazim. "Having the parents included in the class will make sure everyone is on the same page."

Each student will learn about the state's driving laws, including a take-home packet with practice tests and the official driver's lawbook. During the session, students and parents will have the opportunity to ask questions.

The course will address the driver's attitude, knowledge, and behavior. While regular technical hands-on driver training will take place, Agazim wants to focus on the mental part of driving.

"For a young teenager, driving can be scary and intimidating," adds Agazim. "Hopefully this course will ease their minds, but also force them to think about the proper methods of driving."

Also, the course will focus on seat belts, crash dynamics, laws of the road, parental influence, and peer pressure.

Interactive Class For Students And Parents
Rather than watching a video or taking notes, Agazim wants the class to be interactive for both the parents and students. Questions are encouraged throughout the session.

"I do not want these students to feel like they are taking another class of notes and videos," says Agazim. "This is about safe driving and extremely important to their well-being."

Many residents in the community have expressed their joy to Agazim's idea. Most of these families cannot afford the high bill of a former driving class. Another downfall of these expensive courses becomes the lack of one-on-one teaching. Students are just another number to the instructor. Sometimes, they get lost in the shuffle.

"These free courses will start small, therefore meaning more time is focused on each student," explains Agazim. "Not every student will master at the same pace as others. They shouldn't be left behind because driving affects everyone on the road. They should learn the same amount and understand fully."

Parents should look out for exact dates and locations of these classes hosted by Agazim. He is also working with the city's police department for guest speakers and interactive learning for the students.

"Any help I can receive from the city would be great for the parents and students," says Agazim.

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Tamica Goree Using Her Experience On And Off The Court To Help Young Basketball Players

SARASOTA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2018 / — Tamica Goree knows all about playing basketball at a high-level. For years she has either played the game or coached teams to success. To add to her impressive resume, Goree partnered with Jоhn Luсаѕ Entеrрrіѕеs and his well-known clinic knоwn аѕ Cаmр Rіght Wаy. The camp assists seventh and eighth-grade bоуѕ on and off the court.

The camp рrераrеs certain teenage players for high sсhооl bаѕkеtbаll and beyond. Through advаnсеd ѕkіll training аnd playing оrgаnіzеd games оvеr a two-day span, the players learn in-depth about the sport. Goree participated in the coaching aspect of the camp, assisting players about the stress that could happen off the court.

During these two days, players become mentally and physically pushed on the court. This form of training helps players grow and develop another aspect of their game. These skills and training exercises sometimes are overlooked during regular practices. Goree and the coaching staff make sure to challenge the players.

Many of the players that attend these camps are the best players on their team. But at the sessions, they are just a small fish in a big pond. These players have to adjust to facing top talent on the court and try to stand out.

Also, this camp is highly-attended by top prospects around the country. The camp serves as a preface for some players for the prestigious Intеrnаtіоnаl Mіddlе School Combine. Being able to show their skills at the event can go a long way for college scholarships in the coming years.

While Goree knows these players excel on the court, it's what the player learns outside the gym that can make or break them. Throughout her years in basketball, Goree has seen many players throw away careers because of laziness or poor decision-making. Mix in a lousy аttіtudе or оff-thе-соurt drаmа, and you have a possibility for a player to have a playing career cut short.

What motivates Goree during these sessions has been the players buying into her lectures about life and keeping off the court drama to a minimum.

"When I teach at these seminars, I use real-life experiences and examples to get through to these young players," says Goree. "They see players that they have gone through troubled times, but never recovered. I teach them to stay away from those potential demons.

Sometimes the ones that are close to a player can cause more anguish than assistance. Goree has seen parents of players try to take over their child's life. Once a parent sees dollar signs, the unfortunate aspect comes to light. This event ruins careers and destroys families.

Not only do players in high school and college face drama off the court, but NBA players too. Goree makes notice to players that the young players look up to go through struggles. The young players realize that the NBA players go through tough times, but they cannot let it dedicate their careers.

"Coach Lucas knows what it takes to reach a high level of play out of his players," says Tamica Goree. "Not only has Coach Lucas helped thousands of young players, but also hundreds of coaches. I can always learn more and Coach Lucas is the perfect teacher."

Players from all over the country are learning about the camp and Coach Goree's teachings outside the gym. She knows it will only be a matter of time before she is running her own camps and helping players grow in the game of basketball.

"If I can help one player learn life lessons and become a great player, then my job is worth it," says Goree. "I take pride knowing players are staying out of trouble and improving their game each year."

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John Harris: The Man Who Breeds Success

John Harris, President, Harris Institute

by David Farrell, FYI Music News

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, January 16, 2018 / — If we are to measure a person by their achievements, Harris Institute's founder and president, John Harris, has to be to be one of the Canadian music industry’s most underrated success stories past or present.

His namesake, Harris Institute, ranked best private school for a 6th year in Jim Lamarche’s 2018 ‘Media Arts Education Report’. The annual index that serves as the quintessential source of information on media arts education in Canada states, “Harris Institute is the best school of its kind. Highly Recommended”.

Alumni and faculty contributed to Leonard Cohen’s Memorial Concert on CBC, Neil Young's live concert from Omemee, Shania Twain's Grey Cup half-time show, Gord Downie's Juno-winning Secret Path, The Weeknd's #1 album Starboy and Oscar-nominated 'Earned It', The Tragically Hip's final concert film and Alessia Cara's Platinum album, Know It All.

The man behind it all likes to bang the drum about his graduates and their accomplishments and has forever taken the long-road in building the faculty and the curricula over personal aggrandizement.

“The school’s results are due to a remarkable 62-member faculty that includes many award-winning leaders”, Harris says in an interview. “We set out 29 years ago to strengthen the Canadian music industry, and our graduates are now helping to achieve that objective”.

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Ashley Bentley Named Vice President of LTEN Board of Directors

ROANOKE, VA, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2018 / — Ashley Bentley Named Vice President of LTEN Board of Directors
Ashley Bentley has been named Vice President of the LTEN Board of Directors, filling the seat vacated when David Fortanbary was named 2018-19 LTEN Board president.

Bentley, vice president of commercial training for Baxter Healthcare, has been a Board member since November 2016. Her appointment as vice president is effective immediately. Bentley has been with Baxter since May 2016 and previously held sales and training positions with Salix Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca and Equidyne Systems.

"Ashley’s experience makes her a great selection to take a leadership role on the LTEN Board, along with broad experience in both pharmaceuticals and medical devices," said Dawn Brehm, executive director of LTEN. "With her background in global training, she’ll support the LTEN mission of being a global influencer in life sciences training, and I I know LTEN members will benefit from her dedication."


The Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network ( is the only global 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization specializing in meeting the needs of life sciences learning professionals. LTEN shares the knowledge of industry leaders, provides insight into new technologies, offers innovative solutions and communities of practice that grow careers and organizational capabilities. Founded in 1971, LTEN has grown to more than 1,900 individual members who work in pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies, and industry partners who support the life sciences training departments.


For more information contact Nannette Nolan, LTEN director of marketing communications, at

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Megan Sullivan Joins LTEN Board of Directors

ROANOKE, VA, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2018 / — Megan Sullivan of Shire has joined the LTEN Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Sullivan, head of U.S. commercial learning and development and marketing operations for Shire, has worked in life sciences sales and training for nearly 20 years, with experience on both the pharmaceutical and medical device sides of the industry. She joined Shire in 2016, and previously held positions with companies including Lundbeck, Baxter Healthcare, Boston Scientific, LMA North America and Janssen.

"We’re excited to have Megan join the LTEN Board of Directors," said Dawn Brehm, executive director of LTEN. 'With a background in both pharmaceuticals and medical devices, she’ll bring a combination of experience and energy to the role that will help make LTEN a stronger organization for its members."


The Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network ( is the only global 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization specializing in meeting the needs of life sciences learning professionals. LTEN shares the knowledge of industry leaders, provides insight into new technologies, offers innovative solutions and communities of practice that grow careers and organizational capabilities. Founded in 1971, LTEN has grown to more than 1,900 individual members who work in pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies, and industry partners who support the life sciences training departments.


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LTEN Announces Celebrity Chef as Keynote Speaker for the 2018 Annual Conference

"Chef Jeff will inspire conference attendees by sharing his own 'recipes for success,' which can be attributed to his impressive self-transformation," ”

— Dawn Brehm, Executive Director of LTEN

PHOENIX, AZ, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2018 / — Phoenix, AZ – December 16, 2017 – LTEN today announced that Chef Jeff Henderson, celebrity chef and author, is a confirmed keynote speaker for the 2018 LTEN Annual Conference on June 11-14, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ . Henderson will present with the theme, "If You Can See It, You Can Be It" on Wednesday, June 13.

Chef Henderson will share lessons gleaned from his personal journey, including life as an imprisoned drug dealer to a nationally acclaimed celebrity chef, author and speaker. Henderson’s presentation will highlight "12 street-smart recipes for success," which is the foundation of his New York Times best-selling book, "If You Can See It, You Can Be It." Henderson is the creator of Food Network’s reality series, "The Chef Jeff Project," and host of “Family Style with Chef Jeff."

"Chef Jeff will inspire conference attendees by sharing his own 'recipes for success,' which can be attributed to his impressive self-transformation," said Dawn Brehm, Executive Director of LTEN. "We look forward to learning how Chef Jeff will help attendees discover their own aptitudes to begin the reinvention process in their personal and professional lives."

Two additional keynote speakers will join Henderson at the LTEN Annual Conference, including Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker, Connie Podesta. There are over 150 presenters who will address conference attendees. Conference speakers will share their expertise on topics ranging from personal growth, career advancement, customer engagement, healthcare reform, leadership, learning technology and more.

Registration is open for the LTEN Annual Conference. Attendees can access early bird rates until March 2, 2018. The LTEN Conference, hosted by nonprofit professional association Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network (LTEN), is the world's largest event for life sciences training professionals, attracting nearly 950 attendees who come together for a full day of networking, professional development, and personal growth opportunities.

More information and registration is available at

About Chef Jeff Henderson

From overcoming hardship to identifying one’s personal talents, Jeff Henderson reveals his hard-knock yet transformative life lessons and the secrets to rising above and realizing your potential. His dynamic and engaging presentations help audiences make life-changing decisions and gain a new foothold on the ladder to success. Since he discovered his passion and gift for cooking in the unlikeliest of places – prison – Jeff has completely turned his life around, and today serves as a popular and powerful voice for self-transformation. The creator of Food Network's reality series, "The Chef Jeff Project," host of "Family Style with Chef Jeff," and the star of the nationally syndicated series, "Flip My Food with Chef Jeff," he is also the best-selling author of two books.



The Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network ( is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the professional goals of trainers and educators in the life sciences. Founded in 1971, LTEN has grown to more than 1,800 individual members who work in pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies.


For more information contact Nannette Nolan, LTEN director of marketing communications, at

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Wound Care Market 2018 Global Industry – Key Players, Size, Share, Growth Analysis Forecast To 2023

Wiseguyreports.Com Adds “Wound Care -Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis Of Top Key Player Forecast To 2023” To Its Research Database

PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, January 16, 2018 / — Wound Care Industry


Global Wound Care market is accounted for $18.22 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach $26.24 billion by 2023 growing at a CAGR of 5.3%. The market is ubiquitous with vast usage of these products in healing and preventing infection. Growing incidence of Hospital-acquired infections & awareness among people is driving the market. Apart from these, technological advancements and new innovative products are some other factors favoring the market. However, high cost associated with advanced wound care is inhibiting the market.

Wound Care is a competitive market with dozens of significant competitors and hundreds of smaller companies selling products designed to reduce hospital stays. Wound Management Products segment is estimated to be the fastest growing segment among product type on account of increasing geriatric population, rising incidence of chronic diseases and greater effectiveness in providing healing.

North America accounted for largest market share owing to rising awareness regarding new technologies for wound care, government support in the form of funding, and rising diabetic and aged population. Moreover, Asia Pacific is poised to be the fastest growing market attributing to increasing health awareness. The emerging generation of wound care products and technologies are well positioned to capitalize on this growth in this region.

Some of the key players in global Wound Care market include

Covidien PLC (A Subsidiary of Medtronic Company), Convatec Healthcare B S.À.R.L., Integra LifeSciences, Hollister, Inc., Ethicon, Inc. (A Subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), Derma Sciences, Inc., Mölnlycke Health Care AB (Subsidiary of Investor AB), Smith & Nephew PLC, Coloplast A/S, BSN medical, Baxter International Inc., 3M Company and Acelity L.P. Inc.

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Products Covered: 
• Exudate Management 
• Infection Management 
• Wound Management Products 
• Surgical Wound Care Products 
• Traditional and Basic Wound Care Products 

Wound Types Covered: 
• Radionecrosis 
• Trauma Lacerations 
• Surgical Wounds 
• Chronic Wounds & Ulcers 
• Burns 
• Acute Wounds 

End Users Covered: 
• Home Healthcare 
• Long-Term Care Facilities 
• Hospitals and Specialty Wound Clinics

Regions Covered: 
• North America 
o US 
o Canada 
o Mexico 
• Europe 
o Germany 
o UK 
o Italy 
o France 
o Spain 
o Rest of Europe 
• Asia Pacific 
o Japan 
o China 
o India 
o Australia 
o New Zealand 
o Rest of Asia Pacific 
• South America 
o Argentina 
o Brazil 
o Chile 
o Rest of South America 
• Middle East & Africa 
o Saudi Arabia 
o UAE 
o Qatar 
o South Africa 
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

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– Market share assessments for the regional and country level segments 
– Market share analysis of the top industry players 
– Strategic recommendations for the new entrants 
– Market forecasts for a minimum of 7 years of all the mentioned segments, sub segments and the regional markets 
– Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations) 
– Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations 
– Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends 
– Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments 
– Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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1 Executive Summary 

2 Preface 
2.1 Abstract 
2.2 Stake Holders 
2.3 Research Scope 
2.4 Research Methodology 
2.4.1 Data Mining 
2.4.2 Data Analysis 
2.4.3 Data Validation 
2.4.4 Research Approach 
2.5 Research Sources 
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources 
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources 
2.5.3 Assumptions 

3 Market Trend Analysis 
3.1 Introduction 
3.2 Drivers 
3.3 Restraints 
3.4 Opportunities 
3.5 Threats 
3.6 Product Analysis 
3.7 End User Analysis 
3.8 Emerging Markets 
3.9 Futuristic Market Scenario 

9 Key Developments 
9.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures 
9.2 Acquisitions & Mergers 
9.3 New Product Launch 
9.4 Expansions 
9.5 Other Key Strategies 

10 Company Profiling 
10.1 Covidien PLC (A Subsidiary of Medtronic Company) 
10.2 Convatec Healthcare B S.À.R.L. 
10.3 Integra LifeSciences 
10.4 Hollister, Inc. 
10.5 Ethicon, Inc. (A Subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) 
10.6 Derma Sciences, Inc. 
10.7 Mölnlycke Health Care AB (Subsidiary of Investor AB) 
10.8 Smith & Nephew PLC 
10.9 Coloplast A/S 
10.10 BSN medical 
10.11 Baxter International Inc. 
10.12 3M Company 
10.13 Acelity L.P. Inc. 

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IT Governance exhibiting and speaking at the Healthcare Cybersecurity Conference

IT Governance, the global cybersecurity experts.

ELY, UNITED KINGDOM, January 16, 2018 / — IT Governance, the leading provider of IT governance, risk management and compliance solutions for the private and public sectors, will be exhibiting at the Healthcare Cybersecurity Conference: Protecting the NHS against cyberattacks on 23 January 2018 at Liverpool Football Club.

The Healthcare Cybersecurity Conference aims to bring together professionals responsible for information security and data protection within their organisations, and educate and provide guidance on how to strengthen NHS and social care organisations against the continuously evolving cyber threats and protect patient data.

Alan Calder, the founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, said: “In 2017, the NHS and social care organisations have been the number one target for cyber criminals, which led to crippling costs and devastating operational impact. The NHS and organisations providing critical services to the wider public need to ensure they are implementing the processes, procedures and systems to prevent cyber attacks and respond accordingly.

“With the GDPR coming into effect in less than five months and imposing fines of up to 4% of annual turnover or €20 million – whichever is greater – organisations can no longer afford to ignore cyber security. Attacks such as WannaCry and NotPetya had a devastating impact, and although some organisations have now prepared themselves to respond accordingly to such threats, cyber criminals are always developing new tactics. Organisations should focus not only on implementing appropriate security measures, but also on ongoing staff awareness to ensure that the risk of a data breaches resulted from human error is minimised and employees are aware of the threats.”

IT Governance director Steve Watkins will be speaking at the event from 15:20 on “Implementing a cyber resilient strategy and sustaining compliance with the GDPR and NIS Directive”, providing an overview of the current cyber security landscape, cyber threats, compliance standards and legislation, as well as best-practice advice to achieve compliance with the GDPR and NIS Directive.

The event takes place on 23 January 2017 at Liverpool Football Club and tickets are free for those interested in attending. Tickets are available on the event registration page. Delegates attending are encouraged to speak with IT Governance’s cyber security and GDPR experts.

The NHS and organisations interested in improving their cyber security practices can take advantage of IT Governance’s certified training courses, security testing services, books, toolkits, software and consultancy services.

For more information about IT Governance’s exhibit at the Healthcare Cybersecurity Conference, please visit the website, email or call +44 (0) 333 800 7000.

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Interventional Marine Ecology Symposium at Savannah State University on January 16, 2018

International Marine Ecology Symposium hosted by Savannah State University on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in the Social Sciences Building, Room 115.

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, U.S.A., January 16, 2018 / — Marine ecosystems are facing increasing challenges, worldwide. Join researchers from Kepley BioSystems, Inc. (KBI) and the Savannah State University (SSU) Department of Marine Biology this afternoon to discuss novel approaches to universal trends impacting marine ecology. The KBI/SSU symposium on “Interventional Marine Ecology” will be held at the Savannah State University Social Sciences Building, Room 115, on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, from 3:30 to 5:00 P.M. to propose disruptive solutions to an array of environmental crises with global impact.

Topics will include:

• A synthetic, sustainable bait using the same naturally occurring molecules found in baitfish – with potential to conserve 18 million tons of wild fish used merely as bait every year – posing urgent threats to human and wildlife food security, the environment, and commercial and recreational fishing industries.
• “Free range” cultivation of Atlantic horseshoe crabs, the sole source of amebocytes, indispensable to human medicine. A patented catheter and scalable “ranching” would advance a rationale to forestall wild capture and help replenish this keystone species.
• An enriched, easily digestible food for migrating shorebirds to alleviate diminishing access to adequate nourishment due to climate change, industrial harvesting of keystone species, habitat destruction and pollution.
• Sustainable, worm-based aquaculture feed fortified to address USDA objectives. At risk of collapse in various regions/species, another 35 million tons of forage fish
are captured annually for farmed-fish feedstock.

A detailed abstract of the content and logistics for the 2018 Interventional Marine Ecology Symposium (IMES) can be found at:

The symposium has been coordinated by the Savannah State University Department of Marine Biology, welcoming researchers from Kepley BioSystems, Inc. and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.

Please visit the IMES website ( following the event to view a recording of the symposium.

About Savannah State University

For 128 years, Savannah State University has been an important part of higher education. As the oldest public HBCU in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the historic city of Savannah, SSU has served this community with distinction while meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population. The University fosters engaged learning and personal growth in a student-centered environment that celebrates the African American legacy while nurturing a diverse student body. Savannah State University offers graduate and undergraduate studies including nationally accredited programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.

About the Department of Marine Biology

The mission of the Marine Sciences Program at Savannah State University is to provide research, education, and outreach programs which contribute to a vital, technically qualified, intellectually thoughtful, and ethnically diverse community of individuals capable of creatively solving problems and answering questions related to coastal and ocean ecosystem health, environmental quality, and fisheries sustainability.

About Kepley BioSystems

Kepley BioSystems is a North Carolina biotech founded in 2013 and focused on disruptive innovation and global solutions, including: sustainable, synthetic crustacean and pelagic fish bait; redefining aquaculture feeds; developing enriched feed for migrating shorebirds; ranching horseshoe crabs to sustainably harvest LAL, vital to ensuring the safety of pharmaceuticals and medical devices; bringing laboratory quality to bedside testing; and introducing an autologous therapy for breast cancer as an alternative to chemotherapy. KBI originated at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN), North Carolina A&T State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Now located at the Gateway University Research Park proximal to JSNN, KBI is led by Professor Christopher Kepley and Dr. Anthony Dellinger, working in collaboration with lead inventor Terry E. Brady, located on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, British West Indies.

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