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VeChain, Renji Hospital and DNV GL Held Strategic Partnership Signing Ceremony To Launch World’s First Blockchain Intelligent Tumor Treatment Center

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SHANGHAI, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In partnership with VeChain and DNV GL, Renji Hospital, a top-ranked hospital in China affiliated with the Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, has announced the launch of the world’s first blockchain-enabled Intelligent Tumor Treatment Center on October 20, 2020. The Intelligent Tumor Treatment Center is a transparent, efficient, and traceable medical management solution powered by VeChain ToolChainTM.

Sunny Lu, Co-founder and CEO of VeChain & Jidong Zhang, Vice President of Renji Hospital & George Kang, Senior Vice President of DNV GL Group
Sunny Lu, Co-founder and CEO of VeChain & Jidong Zhang, Vice President of Renji Hospital & George Kang, Senior Vice President of DNV GL Group

As strategic partners of this new initiative, VeChain and DNV GL will jointly support the hospital in the quest to improve global public health through state-of-the-art blockchain technology and professional advisory.

VeChain ToolChainTM Powers The World’s First Intelligent Tumor Treatment Center 

The Intelligent Tumor Treatment Center combines the advantages of VeChain blockchain technology with DNV GL’s professional services. It enables full patient ownership of personal medical records, allowing patients to take control of the authorization and medical records data management. Research institutions inside and outside the hospital can use authorized data to improve the efficiency of clinical research, and regulatory agencies can use authorized data to conduct business compliance checks on medical institutions and establish a credit evaluation system.

Zhang Jidong, Vice President of Renji Hospital, said, "The launch of the Intelligent Tumor Treatment Centre intends to enhance high-quality integrated development of Renji Hospital. Moving forward, Renji intends to boost our healthcare facilities with more blockchain-powered use cases and projects, which will be gradually disclosed together with our partners when the time is right."

George Kang, Senior Vice President of DNV GL Group, said, "Through independent and objective medical evaluation methods, DNV GL intends to provide more services for Renji Hospital to improve its service quality and medical experience, moving to a new stage of higher standards, higher requirements and higher quality."

Sunny Lu, co-founder and CEO of VeChain, said, "As digital transformation accelerates in the healthcare sector, VeChain will continue to demonstrate its advantages and flexibility as a superior blockchain platform that is suitable for all types of use cases and industries. We are very proud and excited to be contributing to the public health industry by providing the technology for Renji Hospital’s Intelligent Tumor Treatment Centre."

VeChain Facilitating Digital Transformation To Improve Public Health

In line with the Chinese Government’s 14th Five-Year (2021-2025) Plan for Economic and Social Development, the National Health Commission formulated an official guideline and re-emphasized blockchain technology as an essential innovation and integration of the medical and health industry.VeChain is committed to solving the pain points of digital medical reform through blockchain technology and balancing personal privacy and public interests.

By using the self-developed one-stop data BaaS platform VeChain ToolChainTM , we have many proven cases in the medical sector, including a blockchain powered Clinical Trial Traceability Platform for Bayer China, and a blockchain-enabled medical data management platform named The E-NewHealthLife for Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus. Facing new demands for digital transformation brought by COVID-19, VeChain, together with DNV GL, will be seeking for more opportunities to create more high-efficiency and low-cost digital solutions for the medical industry.

About VeChain
Launched in 2015, VeChain connects blockchain technology to the real world by providing a comprehensive governance structure, a robust economic model, and IoT integration. VeChain is the pioneer of real-world applications using public blockchain technology, with international operations in Singapore, Luxembourg, Tokyo, Shanghai, Paris, Hong Kong, and San Francisco. Together with our strategic partners PwC and DNV GL, we have established cooperative relations with many leading enterprises in different industries, including Walmart China, BMW, BYD Auto, Haier, H&M, LVMH, D.I.G, ENN, Shanghai Gas, AWS, PICC, ASI etc. Website: www.vechain.com

About Renji Hospital
Built in 1844, Renji Hospital has a history of over 170 years. It has been the first western medicine hospital since the opening of Shanghai. With an integration of medical treatment, teaching and scientific research, it is a comprehensive 3A hospital (the top level of hospital ranking in China) with a complete range of disciplines. Up to now, Renji Hospital consists of five  areas in total. Below is the timeline of the development process of Renji Hospital.

About DNV GL
DNV GL is a leading provider of risk management and quality assurance services. The company is also a global leader in certifying management systems of companies across all types of industries, including F&B. Since 1864, its purpose has been to safeguard life, property and the environment. Passionate about safety, quality and integrity, companies turn to DNV GL to make complex decisions with confidence. DNV GL helps them manage their most critical risks and demonstrate compliance with regulations and standards.

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DataTribe Announces Third Annual Cybersecurity Start-Up Challenge Finalists

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DataTribe, a global cyber foundry that invests in and co-builds next-generation cybersecurity and data science companies, announced today the finalists of its third annual DataTribe Challenge. The competition is poised to identify seed stage start-ups with a vision to disrupt cybersecurity and data science.

This years DataTribe Challenge submissions truly exemplified how the world has changed and where new-category defining technologies are coming from. We received submissions from all around the world and our finalists represent technologies that are 3-4 generations ahead of the existing commercial products, said Mike Janke, Co-founder of DataTribe. We are thrilled to welcome these finalists to compete as the winner of this years competition.

In a virtual event format this year, finalists will present a pitch and answer questions from judges on December 10, 2020. Three finalists will split $20,000 in prize money, and one winner will be eligible to receive up to $2 million in seed capital from DataTribe.

Finalists:

  • oak9: Based in Chicago, IL, oak9 enables developers to accelerate delivery while providing comprehensive security. The oak9 platform analyzes infrastructure-as-code and builds security into cloud native applications so they are secure and compliant by-design.
  • Scanta: Based in San Francisco, CA, Scantas mission is to secure conversational systems from adversarial attacks. Through the combination of AI and cybersecurity, Scanta’s security platform identifies and prevents attacks on a wide range of conversational systems.
  • SightGain: Based in Washington, DC, SightGain is the only cybersecurity risk management platform that evaluates security readiness by testing how well both production systems and personnel detect and prevent actual malicious attacks.

In addition to presentations from finalists during the Finalists Event this year, the CyberWires Chief Analyst, Rick Howard, will host experts from The CyberWire’s Hash Table for an insightful discussion of key cyber trends in 2021.

About DataTribe

DataTribe is a startup foundry that invests in and co-builds world class startups focused on generational leaps in cybersecurity and data science. Founded by leading investors, start-up veterans and alumni of the U.S. intelligence community, DataTribe commits capital, in-kind services, access to an unparalleled network, and decades of professional expertise to give their companies an unfair advantage. DataTribe is headquartered in the Washington-Baltimore metro area, in Fulton, Maryland. For more information, visit https://datatribe.com.

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H.I.G. Growth Partners Completes Strategic Transaction with The Center for Digestive Health and Pinnacle GI Partners

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H.I.G. Growth Partners (“H.I.G.”), the dedicated growth capital investment affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, is pleased to announce that one of its affiliates has completed a strategic investment in Pinnacle GI Partners (Pinnacle GI or the Company), the affiliated management services organization for The Center for Digestive Health (CDH). CDH is a premier provider of digestive health services in the state of Michigan.

Partha Nandi MD, FACP from CDH will serve as President and Practice CEO for Pinnacle GI. Dr. Nandi stated, Our goal in partnering with H.I.G. is to create excellence in gastrointestinal care throughout Michigan. We have a shared vision to leverage the best practices of The Center for Digestive Health throughout the region to deliver innovative clinical solutions to patients, participating payers and major employers. Dr Nandi added, Pinnacle GI is passionate about preserving independent gastroenterology practices for physicians in Michigan and the region.

Mark Tricolli, Managing Director with H.I.G., said, We identified the gastroenterology practice management sector as an area for investment given the strong industry tailwinds driven by an aging population and a higher awareness of GI-related illnesses. We are very excited to partner with the doctors, employees, shareholders and management team of CDH, which has significant infrastructure in place to support continued growth in Michigan, an underserved and significantly fragmented market.

Scott Fraser, the former President of Practice Management at Physicians Endoscopy and a former founding executive of EndoChoice, Inc., will join the Companys Board of Directors. Mr. Fraser brings over 20 years of experience in the gastroenterology space, including developing and executing against growth plans and rapidly scaling multiple GI companies.

KPMG served as the exclusive financial adviser to The Center for Digestive Health, with Foley & Lardner LLP serving as legal advisor. McDermott, Will & Emery served as legal advisor to H.I.G. Debt financing to support the recapitalization was provided by Deerpath Capital Management, L.P.

About The Center for Digestive Health

The Center for Digestive Health is a leading gastroenterology practice based in Michigan with 10 locations and 19 providers, ranking it amongst the most sizable gastroenterology physician groups in the United States. The Company provides comprehensive gastroenterology physician services and a fully integrated suite of ancillary services including anesthesia, pathology, infusion and clinical research. For more information, please visit www.troygastro.com.

About H.I.G. Growth Partners

H.I.G. Growth Partners is the dedicated growth capital investment affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm with $42 billion of equity capital under management.* H.I.G. Growth seeks to make both majority and minority investments in strong, growth-oriented businesses located throughout North America, Europe and Latin America. H.I.G. Growth Partners considers investments across all industries but focuses on certain high-growth sectors where it has extensive in-house expertise such as technology, healthcare, internet and media, consumer products and technology-enabled financial and business services. H.I.G. Growth strives to work closely with its management teams to serve as an experienced resource, providing broad-based strategic, operational, recruiting, and financial management services from a vast in-house team and a substantial network of third-party relationships. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.HIGgrowth.com.

* Based on total capital commitments managed by H.I.G. Capital and affiliates.

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Pacific Premier Bank Makes $200,000 Grant to Susan G. Komen’s Patient Navigation Initiative for Breast Health in Orange County

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Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPBI), the holding company of Pacific Premier Bank (the Bank), announced today the Bank has contributed a grant of $200,000 to Susan G. Komens recently launched pilot program, the Patient Navigation Initiative (PNI) for Breast Health in Orange County, California. The PNI will provide curriculum-based navigation services to patients in an effort to improve the outcomes among underserved populations who are dying from breast cancer at disproportionately higher rates.

The Bank is the first corporate partner to invest in the program, which addresses health inequalities and improves access to breast cancer care in Orange County, California. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Orange County. An average of five women per day are diagnosed with breast cancer and one woman dies from the disease every day. Susan G. Komen helps women and men, particularly those with little or no health insurance, receive breast health education, screening, treatment, and support.

Orange County remains a key community for Susan G. Komen to carry out several of the organizations key mission priorities, said Megan Klink, Vice President of Susan G. Komens West Region. Komens Orange County community is poised to do this important, innovative work together with our local partners to tackle cancerthe second leading cause of death in Orange County.

PNI is based on a patient-centered delivery model designed to improve access to healthcare services, guide patients through a complex and confusing healthcare system, and overcome various barriers to healthcare. The pilot initiative will primarily serve low-income, uninsured, or underinsured women.

PNI is the first initiative of its kind in the Susan G. Komen organization to focus on workforce development in order to contribute to earlier detection for Orange County residents battling breast cancer. The program will train and mobilize Community Health Workers and Patient Navigators to assist low-income women in navigating through breast cancer services, treatment, and resources. These trained workers will establish and implement protocols and tracking mechanisms to ensure all patients have access to breast health screenings, mammography, and the support for completing treatment “ key to a cancer patients survival.

Pacific Premiers donation is responsive to the need to address equitable health and well-being for low-income and other vulnerable populations in Orange County, said Steve Gardner, Chairman, President, and CEO of Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. We are proud to be a key health equity partner with Susan G. Komen to address this gap in care and build a strategic initiative that will benefit not only underserved patients, but also our local economy. We see this as an enormous avenue to strengthen the role that Patient Navigators play in healthcare delivery and care coordination, aiming at improving a breast cancer patients access to care.

This unique 3-year PNI pilot program will begin with residents of Orange County, with a long-term goal for Susan G. Komen to replicate the program and impact in other communities around the country.

For more information about the Patient Navigation Initiative from Susan G. Komen, visit komenoc.org.

About Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen is the worlds largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzys life. Komen is working to better the lives of those that face breast cancer in Orange County. Through events like the MORE THAN PINK WALK in Orange County, Komen has invested more than $42 million in community breast health programs and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, visit komenoc.org.

About Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc.

Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPBI) is the parent company of Pacific Premier Bank, a California-based commercial bank focused on serving small, middle-market, and corporate businesses throughout the western United States in major metropolitan markets in California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and Nevada. Founded in 1983, Pacific Premier Bank has grown to become one of the largest banks in the western region of the United States, with approximately $20 billion in total assets. Pacific Premier Bank provides banking products and services, including deposit accounts, digital banking, and treasury management services, to businesses, professionals, entrepreneurs, real estate investors, and nonprofit organizations. Pacific Premier Bank also offers a wide array of loan products, such as commercial business loans, lines of credit, SBA loans, commercial real estate loans, agribusiness loans, franchise lending, home equity lines of credit, and construction loans. Pacific Premier Bank offers commercial escrow services and facilitates 1031 Exchange transactions through its Commerce Escrow division. Pacific Premier Bank offers clients IRA custodial services through its Pacific Premier Trust division, which has approximately $15 billion of assets under custody and approximately 44,000 client accounts comprised of self-directed investors, financial institutions, capital syndicators, and financial advisors. Additionally, Pacific Premier Bank provides nationwide customized banking solutions to Home Owners’ Associations and Property Management companies. Pacific Premier Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. For additional information about Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. and Pacific Premier Bank, visit our website: www.ppbi.com.

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