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20Lighter Announces Issuance Of First US Patent For Visceral Fat Reduction

BOCA RATON, Fla.Floridant — 20Lighter, LLC., a leading consumer health company primarily focused on obesity and cardiometabolic disease with innovative comprehensive programs, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent 10,638,786, entitled “Methods of Reducing Visceral Fat and Related Compositions”. The company’s first issued patent covers the use of uniquely designed and implemented nutritional plans without prepackaged foods or meal replacements to significantly reduce visceral adipose tissue, also known as visceral fat or abdominal obesity. This proprietary technology is a foundation of the company’s flagship programs delivering health benefits that extend far beyond weight loss.

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FAU Medical Students Collect and Donate More than 23,000 PPE Items

It reads like a very long grocery list, except that the items on the list have nothing to do with groceries. The list includes more than 23,000 items of personal protection equipment (PPE), which medical students from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine have collected and donated to health care workers throughout Palm Beach County. The medical school’s FAU COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team, which includes four committees, spearheaded this project. The college-wide pandemic outreach is led by Jacob Musinsky, Jeremy Cohen and Vishnu Muppala, M.P.H., third-year FAU medical students.

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Ultraviolet Light Exposes Contagion Spread from Improper PPE Use

Despite the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), reports show that many health care workers contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which raises substantial concerns about the effectiveness of the PPE. Highly sought after PPE used in hospitals and other health care settings is critical in ensuring the safety of those on the frontline of COVID-19, but only if they are used  properly.

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The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County has announced the expansion of Aventusoft

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County has announced the expansion of Aventusoft, the inventor of the “HEMOTAG CPAS” cardiac diagnostic system, in Boca Raton. The company, led by founder and CEO Kaustubh Kale, was awarded an additional $3 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health. Aventusoft plans to add 10 new jobs at its office in Boca Raton and will create a capital investment of $6 million through the expansion.

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FAU Nurses Provide Face Masks for Homeless, Low Income Individuals

Nurses are on the frontline of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in hospitals saving lives while putting their own at risk. But their selflessness doesn’t stop there. Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is committed to helping those in greatest need during this pandemic: homeless and low income individuals who live in a northwest neighborhood in West Palm Beach. The city’s first and oldest neighborhood has a population where the majority of its residents live well below poverty. Its homeless population, in particular, is at grave risk of contracting and dying from COVID-19. Those who live in poverty simply do not have the means to protect themselves with personal protective equipment (PPE) such as a face mask or seek medical attention if they suspect they may be infected with the virus.

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AVENTUSOFT AWARDED $3M TO EXPAND LIFE-SAVING INVENTION IN BOCA RATON

April 28, 2020 – BOCA RATON – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) is pleased to announce the expansion of Aventusoft, the inventor of the “HEMOTAG CPAS” cardiac diagnostic system, in Boca Raton. The company announced today that it was awarded an additional $3 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Aventusoft plans to add 10 new jobs at its office located at 3651 FAU Blvd, #400 in Boca Raton and will create a capital investment of $6 million through the expansion.

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BOYNTON BEACH COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY APPROVED $500K IN FUNDING FOR SMALL BUSINESS DISASTER RELIEF FORGIVABLE LOAN PROGRAM

Since its inception in 1982, the Boynton Beach CRA (BBCRA) has been redeveloping and revitalizing Boynton Beach’s east-west commercial corridors along US1/Federal Highway, from Gulfstream Boulevard to NE 26th Avenue. To spur economic development, the BBCRA has utilized incentive funding to recruit new businesses and assist in the expansion of existing businesses through its various grant programs and creative marketing strategies to promote and support its local businesses.

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