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Opentrons Labworks and Swift Bioscience Launch “Plug-&-Play” NGS Library Preparation Automation Workstation

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Opentrons Labworks, Inc. (Opentrons) and Swift Biosciences, Inc. (Swift) announce the launch of the most affordable fully-automated workstation for next-generation sequencing (NGS) library preparation ever put on the market. The two companies will be launching the product at the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening Conference (SLAS2020) in San Diego, CA, January 25 – 29.

For an all-in cost under $15,755, biologists can get everything they need to go from double-stranded DNA to a ready-to-sequence NGS library in a single fully-automated run — for under $30 / sample. The full workstation includes an Opentrons OT-2 lab robot with on-deck magnetic module, temperature module, and thermocycler, plus the Swift 2S Turbo DNA Library Kit’¸, and Omega Bio-tek MagBind TotalPure NGS cleanup beads, as well as all required labware and consumables for 100 samples. The verified protocol is available to download free at opentrons.com.

“Our goal has always been to make sophisticated biotechnology tools more accessible to more people. This means fully-automated genomics workstations that are affordable, of course, but also extremely robust and easy to use,” says Opentrons Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer Will Canine. With this workstation, labs can save 6 or more hours of hands-on time for each batch of NGS libraries they produce.

This announcement follows on Opentrons launch of their fully automated on-deck thermocycler in Q4 2019. This new module enables biologists to keep amplification steps on-robot during NGS library prep protocols, rather than requiring they move samples to an off-deck PCR machine. This eliminates human intervention steps, removing opportunity for error while giving scientists more hands-off time.

“At Swift, we specialize in high quality library preparation workflows and have found a capable automation partner in Opentrons,” said Mida Pezeshkian, Senior Product Manager at Swift. “Together, we deliver a turnkey solution with a pre-scripted liquid handler running Swift reagents at a price point compatible with most labs budgets.”

To learn more about the workstation, visit opentrons.com/ngs-library-prep.

About Swift Biosciences

Swift Biosciences develops enabling technologies for genomics, translational, and clinical research. Our technologies expand the range of sample inputs to extend the applications of next-generation sequencing (NGS).

Swift has developed unique intellectual property (IP) to enhance adapter ligation to both single and double-stranded DNA, improve multiplexed PCR for targeted sequencing and enable novel solutions for NGS workflows and our RNA is the fastest on the market using Adaptase technology.

Using its proprietary technologies, Swift has developed DNA and RNA library preparation kits and library normalization for NGS.

Our high-quality product portfolio features fast, easy and reliable solutions for many lab workflows. For more information, visit SwiftBioSci.com and follow Swift Biosciences on Twitter (@SwiftBioSci).

About Opentrons

Opentrons is making automation accessible for any lab, starting with affordable pipetting robots for biologists. With its easy-to-use hardware and an open software platform, Opentrons automates manual lab work and empowers collaborative research for life scientists. Opentrons has helped over 1,500 labs in 45 countries save time, money and lab costs — including 47 of the top 50 academic universities in the world such as MIT, Oxford, and Stanford, and 9 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies such as GSK, Merck, and Novartis. To learn more, visit opentrons.com.

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ROSEN, A GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED FIRM, Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Bit Digital, Inc.; Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100K to Contact Firm – BTBT

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NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of the securities of Bit Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: BTBT) between December 21, 2020 and January 8, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”). The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for Bit Digital investors under the federal securities laws.

To join the Bit Digital class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-2023.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email [email protected] or [email protected] for information on the class action.

According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Bit Digital overstated the extent of its a bitcoin mining operation; (2) as a result, defendants' positive statements about the Company's business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than March 22, 2021. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. If you wish to join the litigation, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-2023.html or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact Phillip Kim, Esq. of Rosen Law Firm toll free at 866-767-3653 or via e-mail at [email protected] or [email protected].

NO CLASS HAS YET BEEN CERTIFIED IN THE ABOVE ACTION. UNTIL A CLASS IS CERTIFIED, YOU ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL UNLESS YOU RETAIN ONE. YOU MAY RETAIN COUNSEL OF YOUR CHOICE. YOU MAY ALSO REMAIN AN ABSENT CLASS MEMBER AND DO NOTHING AT THIS POINT. AN INVESTOR'S ABILITY TO SHARE IN ANY POTENTIAL FUTURE RECOVERY IS NOT DEPENDENT UPON SERVING AS LEAD PLAINTIFF.

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Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 3 each year since 2013. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm's attorneys are ranked and recognized by numerous independent and respected sources. Rosen Law Firm has secured hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Contact Information:

      Laurence Rosen, Esq.
      Phillip Kim, Esq.
      The Rosen Law Firm, P.A.
      275 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor
      New York, NY 10016
      Tel: (212) 686-1060
      Toll Free: (866) 767-3653
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Northpointe Bank and Seeds of Promise Partnership Helps Homeowners Repair and Improve Their Homes

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Northpointe Bank believes in the value of building trusted life-long relationships with the communities it serves. One of the ways Northpointe does this is by accessing grant funds from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Indianapolis each spring to provide assistance to low and moderate income borrowers in Kent County. Many homeowners require critical repairs to their homes and often lack the resources needed to complete the repairs. Through a collaboration with Seeds of Promise, a local nonprofit, Northpointe helps administer the FHLBI's Neighborhood Impact Program to provide grants up to $7,500 to eligible homeowners in the community. These funds are used to restore their homes' roofs, windows, siding, exterior doors, furnaces and water heaters.

“Seeds of Promise's partnership with Northpointe Bank has been a real blessing to our residents in the Southtown area,” said Ron Jimmerson, Executive Director and Co-founder of Seeds of Promise. “Most were unaware that this program existed to help them with their home improvements, until the first flyer was developed and distributed to our residents. The Neighborhood Improvement Program has shown that we can slow down the process of Gentrification in our area, by assisting our residents with the needed funds to do the repairs and keep them in their homes.”

In 2019, the partnership helped 22 Kent County homeowners improve their homes, a new Northpointe Bank and Seeds of Promise record. In 7 years of participating with the Neighborhood Impact Program, our partnership has helped 59 vulnerable, local, low- and moderate-income homeowners improve their homes with a total community impact of $435,019.

One homeowner shared, “I had a fire 10 years ago and my roof wasn't restored property. Water was getting into my dining and living rooms. My roof doesn't leak anymore and I couldn't have done it without Northpointe Bank and Seeds of Promise.”

Northpointe would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Seeds of Promise for the work they are doing to empower homeowners in the community. The bank is proud to continue this partnership into 2021 with a donation of $21,000 which will help Seeds of Promise tackle the current waiting list of 86 low- to moderate-income homeowners who need to complete critical health and safety repairs to their homes, and hire a Spanish-speaking employee to help extend the reach and benefits of this program to the Hispanic Community in Kent County. Enabling more homeowners to repair and improve their homes will help the local community to grow and thrive now and in the future. A check presentation will take place at 1:00 pm on Friday, Jan. 22 at the Seeds of Promise office in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

About Northpointe Bank

Northpointe Bank, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a client-focused company that provides home loans and retail banking products to communities across the nation. Our mission is to be the best bank in America by bringing value and innovation to the people we serve. For each of the past six years, Independent Community Bankers of America® has ranked Northpointe Bank as a top-performing bank in the nation out of approximately 5,000 ICBA member banks*. Learn more about Northpointe Bank at: www.northpointe.com. Member FDIC – Equal Housing Lender.

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Michael J. Winks, President Lending & Retail Banking
(616) 974-8406 [email protected]

* – Source: Best Performing Community Banks; Independent Community Bankers of America ranked Northpointe Bank as best performing bank according to return-on-equity for banks with assets over $1 billion

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COMSovereign Holding Corp. Announces Nasdaq Listing and Pricing of $16.0 Million Public Offering

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DALLAS, Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — COMSovereign Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: COMS) (“ComSovereign” or “Company”), a U.S.-based developer of 4G LTE Advanced and 5G Communication Systems and Solutions, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 3,855,422 units consisting of one share of common stock and one warrant exercisable for one share of common stock at a public offering price of $4.15 per unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $16,000,001 prior to deducting underwriting discounts, commissions, and other offering expenses. In addition, the Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 578,312 units at the public offering price less the underwriting discounts and commissions. The offering is expected to close on January 26, 2021, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

The Company has received approval to list its common stock and warrants on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbols “COMS” and “COMSW”, respectively, with trading expected to begin on January 22, 2021.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering primarily for the repayment of outstanding indebtedness, the acquisition of new companies or products, inventory production and marketing, operating expenses, working capital and general corporate purposes.

Kingswood Capital Markets, division of Benchmark Investments, Inc., is acting as Sole Book Runner with Dawson James Securities Inc. acting as Co-Manager for the offering.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) declared effective a registration statement on Form S-1 relating to these securities on January 21, 2021. A final prospectus relating to this offering will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. When available, copies of the final prospectus relating to this offering can be obtained at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or from Kingswood Capital Markets, division of Benchmark Investments Inc., 17 Battery Place, Suite 625, New York, NY 10004, Attention: Syndicate Department, or via email at [email protected] or telephone at (212) 404-7002. Before investing in this offering, interested parties should read in their entirety the prospectus, which provides more information about the Company and such offering.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

For more information about COMSovereign, please visit www.COMSovereign.com and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About COMSovereign Holding Corp.
COMSovereign Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: COMS) has assembled a portfolio of communications technology companies that enhance connectivity across the entire data transmission spectrum. Through strategic acquisitions and organic research and development efforts, COMSovereign has become a U.S.-based communications provider able to provide 4G LTE Advanced and 5G-NR telecom solutions to network operators and enterprises. For more information about COMSovereign, please visit www.COMSovereign.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions, and estimates of future performance and economic conditions, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the statements made herein. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believe,” “expects,” “may,” “looks to,” “will,” “should,” “plan,” “intend,” “on condition,” “target,” “see,” “potential,” “estimates,” “preliminary,” or “anticipates” or the negative thereof or comparable terminology, or by discussion of strategy or goals or other future events, circumstances, or effects. Moreover, forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to, the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic, which may limit access to the Company's facilities, customers, management, support staff, and professional advisors, and to develop and deliver advanced voice and data communications systems, demand for the Company's products and services, economic conditions in the U.S. and worldwide, and the Company's ability to recruit and retain management, technical, and sales personnel. Further information relating to factors that may impact the Company's results and forward-looking statements are disclosed in the Company's filings with the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company disclaims any intention or obligation, other than imposed by law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contacts:

Investor Relations for COMSovereign Holding Corp.:
Steve Gersten
813-334-9745
[email protected] 

Dave Gentry
RedChip Companies, Inc.
407-491-4498
[email protected]

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Media Relations for COMSovereign Holding Corp.:
Michael Glickman
MWGCO, Inc.
917-397-2272
[email protected]

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