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Mid America Mortgage Launches Click n’ Close Title to Provide Digitally-Driven Real Estate Closing Services Powered by RON

ADDISON, Texas -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today it has launched Click n' Close Title, a digital-first residential title insurance company, to deliver more comprehensive digital mortgage closing services to the residential real estate market. Licensed in six states (Texas, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, Michigan and Virginia) with more on the way, Click n' Close Title utilizes a completely digital process to deliver a consistent, modernized mortgage closing ceremony for all parties involved.

"Having been a digital-first mortgage lending shop since 2016, we've observed first-hand the power of technology to transform the archaic, painful homebuying process into one with less friction and more emphasis on convenience for the consumer," said Mid America Owner and CEO Jeff Bode. "Title represents the final piece of this puzzle from the consumer experience perspective, and in in the interest of furthering our commitment to modernizing the mortgage process, we felt the time was right to extend our knowledge to the title side of the transaction with the launch of Click n' Close Title."

Powered by remote online notarization (RON) technology, Click n' Close delivers 100% paperless closings that improve efficiency and reduce delays in processing closing documents. Its RON process permits the borrower to schedule an online video conference with a notary, giving them ultimate control over where and when they sign their closing documents utilizing SSL encryption to ensure security. This also allows the borrower to review their closing documents before signing in most cases so that they can ask questions or consult with a trusted advisor prior to closing day. Once the documents are signed, funding occurs within 10 minutes rather than the traditional two hours after signing.

"Buying a home is one of the most nerve-wracking financial experiences a consumer will undertake, and with the advancements in technology available today, there is simply no reason to add to the stress of this important event by remaining committed to a paper-driven, in-person closing ceremony," said Nicki Compary, General Counsel and Director of Title Operations of Click n' Close Title. "With the completely digital process we've established at Click n' Close Title, borrowers real estate agents and mortgage lenders can all expect a smooth, hassle-free process that is designed to delight."

Click n' Close Title is available to do business with mortgage lenders and real estate agents in all states where it is currently licensed. For more information, visit https://www.clicknclosetitle.com.

About Click n' Close Title

Click n' Close Title is a residential title insurance company that specializes in remote notary and digital closings. At Click n' Close Title, we work closely with the real estate community to ensure that each real estate transaction is handled professionally and meets or exceeds expectations. We know that efficiency, precision, and communication are vital during the closing process. The Click n' Close Title team helps our clients in a wide variety of residential transactions such as refinancing, purchasing, sales, reverse mortgages, construction financing and closing whether you are buying, selling or refinancing a home. Learn more at https://www.clicknclosetitle.com/.

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.

Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation's leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Learn more at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/.

In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, including its adoption of eClosings eNotes. Click n' Close is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that gets home buyers from application to closing within two weeks. With just a few clicks at closing, Click n' Close puts keys in the home buyer's hand in 15 minutes or less. Apply online at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/click-n-close/#cnc.

Frequently named a top mortgage employer/workplace by industry trade magazines such as Mortgage Professional America, MReport, National Mortgage News and National Mortgage Professional, Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join our growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit https://www.midamericamortgage.com/careers/.

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Divine Home Care Services Receives Best of Home Care Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

HILLSBORO, Texas -- Divine Home Care Services announced today that it has received the 2021 Best of Home Care® - Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. These awards are granted only to the top-ranking home care providers, based on client satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse. DIVINE also earned the award in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and is now ranked among a small handful of home care providers across the country who have proven their ability to provide the highest quality care to clients.

"We want to congratulate Divine Home Care Services on receiving the Best of Home Care - Provider of Choice Award," says Erik Madsen, CEO of Home Care Pulse. "Since these awards are based on real, unfiltered feedback from clients, DIVINE has proven their dedication to providing a great work environment and solid training to employees, while maintaining their focus on client and caregiver satisfaction."

"We are honored by this recognition" says Claudia Berdegue, principal at DIVINE, "it is a true testimony to the professionalism and commitment of our wonderful team of caregivers."

Based in Hillsboro, Divine Home Care Services is an independent home care agency providing personal assistance, Alzheimer's care, and household services to clients in the comfort of their own homes. DIVINE operates throughout Central Texas since 2012.

Home Care Pulse is the industry's leading firm in satisfaction research, quality assurance. On behalf of home care businesses across North America, Home Care Pulse gathers unbiased satisfaction ratings from clients and detailed feedback to ensure the best in-home care possible can be provided.

Learn more: https://divinehomecareservices.com/

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SIERA.AI Named a Finalist for Best New Product for the 2021 MHI Innovation Awards

AUSTIN, Texas -- SIERA.AI, a leading innovator for safety solutions, leveraging machine vision, IoT sensors and AI technologies to prevent forklift accidents, was named a finalist in the "Best New Product" category for material handling, logistics and supply chain professionals by MHI. SIERA.AI joins a list of distinguished finalists including SVT Robotics, ThruWave, Vecno Robotics and Wiferion GmbH, chosen from a field of 92 submissions.

"SIERA.AI is honored to be an Innovation Awards finalist," said Saurav Agarwal, President and CEO, SIERA.AI. "We have an incredible, talented team whose passion, endless energy and dedication help create an environment where innovation, creativity and collaboration thrive."

SIERA.AI's new standard for lift truck safety ensures safety in the warehouse, distribution center or manufacturing facility. The S3 Proximity Warning & Impact Monitoring works on any gas, electric or LP lift truck. The system monitors around the lift truck with audible and visual alerts. S3 with Slow to a Safe Stop for electric lift trucks ensures maximum workplace safety.

If a pedestrian, product or vehicle gets within the defined distance, and the operator is unaware, the S3 overrides the driver and automatically slows down and comes to a safe stop. All incidents are reported in our cloud-based dashboard, ready for analysis to ensure OSHA forklift safety standards.

The MHI Innovation Awards educates and provides insights on the latest material handling and supply chain products and services to ProMatDX attendees. ProMatDX is a digital event for manufacturing and supply chain professionals with critical access to the latest solutions to improve resiliency and agility of their operations. SIERA.AI is a sponsor for the event.

About SIERA.AI

SIERA.AI believes in the Power of One. Our goal is to remove one barrier at a time with innovative solutions that empower and safeguard company assets and protect their employees so they can focus on what they do best. We accomplish this by integrating technologies such as machine vision, IoT sensors and AI to prevent accidents before they even happen. For more information visit https://www.siera.ai/.

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Governor Abbot’s Disaster Declaration Recognizes Dire Relief Support but the Texas Department Licensing and Regulation’s (TDLR) Responsive Mold Regulation Changes Wrongly Backs Emergency Licensed Mold Remediation Efforts, a Threat to Public Health and Safety

AUSTIN, Texas -- In response to the announcement issued by Governor Abbot on February 12, 2021, in regard to the severe winter weather that caused statewide damage, the Texas Mold Assessors and Remediators Association (TMARA), the leading professional organization dedicated to protecting consumers throughout Texas, issued the following statement:

Statement by Mike Marshall, President, TMARA:

"At TMARA, we continue to fight for the regulation of our mold industry to protect consumer health, safety and financial well-being. While we understand the need for Governor Abbot's call to action and the support of our fellow mold professionals, the mold regulations should not change to grant emergency licensed contractors the ability to perform mold remediation without an independent mold assessment, mold remediation protocols in place and standard reporting requirements as outlined in the Texas Mold Regulations.

Repairs are just getting started, and property owners need to be aware that they do not want just anyone addressing a potential mold issue. They must seek someone who is qualified, licensed and working inside the mold regulations set forth by the State of Texas. By using an emergency licensed mold remediation contractor, property owners may not be able to obtain a protocol that outlines the steps on properly removing mold from a property, nor will property owners be able to receive a signed Certificate of Mold Damage Remediation (CMDR) without the requirement of having their entire property inspected and cleared, not merely the mold-impacted areas. The CMDR provides property owners and potential future buyers with a level of assurance that a mold issue has been eliminated and the underlying cause has been remedied. As outlined on the Consumer Mold Information Sheet (CMIS), a TDLR publication, 'Receiving a certificate documenting that the underlying cause of the mold was remediated is an advantage for a homeowner. It prevents an insurer from making an underwriting decision on the residential property based on previous mold damage or previous claims for mold damage. If you sell your property, the law requires that you provide the buyer a copy of all certificates you have received for that property within the preceding five years.' https://www.tdi.texas.gov/orders/co-03-1223.html

Unfortunately, we have seen these types of scenarios before. Someone uses an unqualified professional, and a few months down the road, a state-licensed mold assessor or remediator comes back to find a 'remediated' property worse off than it was from the initial damage. In fact, many of us are still addressing these same types of issues from Hurricane Harvey.

For property owners or professionals who want advice on the right way to move forward, consumers must:
* Contact a qualified water mitigation company and/or start drying out their home or building.
* If mold is suspected, contact a state-licensed mold assessment company or consultant to perform an initial mold assessment, obtain a protocol for mold remediation, hire a state-licensed mold remediation contractor to perform the remediation, have a Post Remediation Mold Assessment done and receive a Certificate of Mold Damage Remediation.
* To confirm the license status of a potential company or contractor, we recommend visiting https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/licensesearch/.

TMARA supports granting emergency licenses because given our state of emergency, mold professionals are in high demand. We do not support waving the other regulations that ensure consumer safety. We call on Governor Abbot to mandate that TDLR requires all emergency personnel to prove they meet our state qualifications and to require these emergency licensees to follow the same mold regulations that are required of the state licensees that support the millions of Texans that are affected by this disaster. Time and time again, we fight this battle, many state officials agree, and yet here we are once again risking the health and safety of the people of the great state of Texas."

More About TMARA:

Located in Austin, the Texas Mold Assessors and Remediators Association is the leading trade association in Texas with member companies making up the largest portion of the mold inspection and remediation marketplace in the state. TMARA was formed during the 86th Texas Legislation period when bills were proposed in both the Texas state Senate and House of Representatives to deregulate the mold industry. Our voices were heard, and those bills were not adopted, but our work is far from over. Members who gathered during that period saw not only a threat to industry standard but a need to fight irreversible change that would endanger public health and the livelihood of hundreds of licensed professionals. With a mission to continue to cultivate responsible mold inspections and remediations, TMARA offers an unparalleled commitment to a professional culture of credibility by maintaining regulation and high ethical practices. For more information, visit https://tmara.org.

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McCaw PM Vendor of The Year Award Given to Keller Services

FORT WORTH, Texas -- McCaw Property Management has announced the winner of its annual Vendor of The Year Award. This year, the recipient is Keller Services Heating and Air Conditioning. Keller Services has been given this award as a result of their unparalleled dedication to providing outstanding service to the properties that McCaw PM oversees. In 2020 alone, Keller Services completed close to 1,200 services on these properties.

Keller Services was founded in June of 2015 by Brian and Brandy Schimmel. They are a family-owned business that prioritizes superior service, honesty, reliability, and professionalism. According to the owners, "We take the time to listen to our client's needs and wants regarding their comfort systems. Our goal is to build a long-lasting relationship with our clients built on trust and industry expertise."

The Schimmels also pride themselves on being involved in local charities and organizations. They believe in "paying it forward" and giving back to the community in which they live and serve. Keller Services has supported the Fort Worth Police Department, The Keller Lions Club, Cub Club Christian Preschool, The Greater Keller Women's Club, and many others.

They offer their charitable efforts through Keller Kares in the form of new equipment, HVAC repairs and services, and event sponsorships. They also volunteer their time to people with special needs, single parents, seniors, and veterans.

Keller Services is no novice when it comes to receiving awards. They also earned the title of Best HVAC & Furnace Repair in Fort Worth, 2021, from Expertise. Additionally, they are a winner of Living Magazine's 2020 Best of Readers' Choice. Moreover, they boast an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and a 5.0 rating on Google.

The organization giving out the Vendor of The Year Award, McCaw Property Management, is a full-service real estate asset management company. They've been offering professional property management and real estate brokerage services since 2003.

The owner, Kyle McCaw takes his own unique approach to property management, stating: "McCaw Property Management was formed to solve real estate challenges by working outside of the traditional Realtor box. When a McCaw Property Management agent looks at a property, he or she is not limited to only traditional transactions. We have found that in today's economic environment we need to be aware of all the ways to help solve real estate problems."

Kyle is also heavily involved in his community and believes in giving back. He volunteers for Pack 175 Cub Scouts and is a member of the Keller, TX Lions Club. Kyle is also a proud graduate of Texas A&M and on the board of the Northeast Tarrant County A&M Club. He created the annual "Howdy Trip" for local high school juniors, which allows them the opportunity to visit Texas A&M. The NETC A&M Club provides chaperones, transportation, and meals for the free day trip.

McCaw Property Management looks forward to a long relationship with Keller Services, stating: "[We have a] commitment to providing the absolute best services for our rental property owners and tenants. Vendors like Keller Services help make that goal a reality."

Learn more: https://mccawpropertymanagement.com/

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes Selects Sports Connect to Advance the Growth of Faith-Based Athletics

PLANO, Texas -- Stack Sports today announced that the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) - an organization dedicated to helping athletes unite their two passions, faith, and athletics, to impact the world for Jesus Christ - has selected Sports Connect, powered by Stack Sports, to provide its organization with real-time membership insights, better communications tools and an enhanced registration process for local clubs and leagues.

The enhanced registration process will be deployed in the new mobile-first registration experience from Sports Connect, allowing local FCA organizations to improve the parent experience without sacrificing the robust league management tools they require. The solution will provide tools to help grow participation, communicate more efficiently, and provide a streamlined operations flow for local FCA staff.

"Stack Sports is a pioneer in 'mobile-first' registration and we are excited to bring more innovative approaches to saving volunteers and staff time with FCA," said Jeff Brunsberg, Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer at Stack Sports. "We are honored to Partner with the FCA to help their members as they look to grow participation and faith-based programs."

Sports Connect, the most advanced league management platform in the market, offers a solution that provides local organizations benefits such as:

* Mobile-First Registration - Register players and volunteers, all in one place and from any device

* Better Communication Tools - Targeted emailing with auto list management, use professional templates, and monitor statistics.

* Integrated Fan Wear - Set it and forget it. Select your logos and colors. We'll take care of the rest.

* Best-in-class Reporting and Financial Tracking - Collect money, create payment plans, send reminders, and track order progress all at once. Plus customized reports, and financial reconciliation, all in real time.

* Real-time Data and Insights into Membership - Understand your participation trends as they are happening with data and insights tools.

"Our local FCA clubs and league shouldn't have to choose between easy to use and best-in-class," said Caz McCaslin, Executive Director League and Club Sport Ministry of FCA. "As the leader in faith-based athletics, we want to provide our organization with the best technology in the market so they can focus on what matters most. Helping athletes unite their two passions, faith, and athletics, to impact the world for Jesus Christ."

About Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives...one heart at a time. Since 1954, FCA has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful platform of sport to reach every coach and every athlete with the transforming power of Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities around the globe by engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the gospel.

About Stack Sports

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on three key pillars -- Play, Improve, and Engage. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit http://www.stacksports.com/.

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Mold Inspection Sciences Texas Warns Consumers Against Unlicensed Remediation Efforts Amid Disaster Cleanup

AUSTIN, Texas -- On February 12, 2021, Texas Governor Abbott issued a disaster declaration following the severe winter storm that caused damage statewide. Mold Inspection Sciences Texas recommends that consumers pay close attention to this announcement as it allows out-of-state and unlicensed mold assessment and remediation contractors to obtain temporary registration and to perform mold remediation and material removal on storm-damaged properties.

"Repairs and cleanup have just begun," says Mold Inspection Sciences Texas Chief Operating Officer Mike Marshall. "Texans need to be aware that you don't want just anyone addressing a potential mold issue. You must seek out someone who is licensed and qualified.

"We've seen this happen before. Six, eight, twelve months down the road, state-licensed mold assessors and remediators come back to find 'fixed' properties worse off than they were from the initial damage. Our team specifically is still addressing the same type of issues from Hurricane Harvey in 2017!"

To help keep consumers safe, Mold Inspection Sciences Texas recommends that consumers:

* Start drying out their properties as soon as possible and get in touch with qualified water mitigation professionals if needed.

* If mold is suspected, find a licensed assessment company. Consumers who do not use licensed mold professionals will not be able to receive a protocol for next steps to solve a mold issue. Nor will they be able to obtain a Certificate of Mold Damage Remediation proving their property has been deemed safe.

* Utilize the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation to confirm the license status of potential contractors by visiting https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/licensesearch/.

"Mold and water damage are issues Texans continue to face, given our state's recent history with devastation from Mother Nature," Marshall adds, "and people are being taken advantage of."

About Mold Inspection Sciences Texas:

Mold Inspection Sciences Texas - http://www.moldinspectiontexas.com/ - was founded in 2007 by President and CEO Michael Bains with one simple goal in mind: to provide affordable, professional, and high-quality mold inspection and testing services to people across Texas suffering from the nuisance of mold. Over the past 14 years, MISTX has successfully performed and solved thousands of investigations, providing safer and healthier conditions for a wide variety of clients to thrive in.

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Personal Injury Attorney Rachel Anthony Has Joined LeMaster & Ahmed PLLC Law Firm

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- LeMaster & Ahmed PLLC has announced that Rachel Anthony, a personal injury attorney, has recently joined their Houston area office of LeMaster & Ahmed PLLC. The law firm focuses on personal injury cases and has offices in The Woodlands, Texas and Plano, Texas. Ms. Anthony's legal background includes catastrophic personal injury cases and commercial litigation. She is a 2007 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Texas Tech School of Law and a Briefing Attorney for the Honorable Jeffrey V. Brown during his tenure as a Justice at the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas.

"I am often asked 'What is a personal injury lawyer and how can one help me?' by people who have been injured but have no legal representation," states Ms. Anthony, "and that is a perfectly legitimate question. Our firm offers a free consultation to personal injury victims and I discuss their legal rights and their options for the future. Initially, many injured people are without legal counsel and are not happy with the personal injury settlement offer from an insurance company's attorney or adjuster. Many injured people don't know where to turn and are dismayed and overwhelmed by the insurance claims handling process. This is a critical point in time for the injured party - they need sound legal advice before signing any documents that would settle a personal injury lawsuit. They could easily make the mistake of agreeing to a compensation amount that is far less than what they deserve under the law."

Personal injury attorneys represent people who have been injured by the negligent, reckless, or careless acts of another individual or company. The injury can be physical, emotional, economic, and psychological. Pain and suffering is an important consideration that can increase compensation. There are other personal injury claim categories that are often compensated such as the cost of medical bills, the cost of physical therapy, and loss of income. The key is to obtain good legal advice from an attorney with experience in various personal injury cases. The attorneys and adjusters representing the negligent individual, the insurance company, or other liable company are seasoned experts and have considerable experience with personal injury negotiation tactics. Individuals who - without legal representation - attempt to negotiate with these experienced lawyers and adjusters often find themselves at a significant disadvantage.

"I joined the LeMaster & Ahmed PLLC law firm because of their experience in handling personal injury claims, whether they be through settlement or litigation, and the flexibility of working with a boutique legal team. Perhaps the most common mistake I have seen in this area of law is when an injured person agrees to a recorded conversation with an aggressive insurance company's attorney or adjuster. Yes, they are gathering information which is fine. But the attorney or adjuster is also very keen on seeing the injured person contradict himself or herself - a technique that could substantially reduce the final injury benefits and affect how the personal injury settlements are paid out. In such a scenario, the injured party should always be accompanied by his or her attorney," commented Ms. Anthony.

The lawyers of LeMaster & Ahmed PLLC, including Ms. Anthony, have extensive backgrounds negotiating both for and against insurance companies related to personal injury claims. All lawyers at the firm have spent nearly 40 years combined working directly for the insurers before joining LeMaster & Ahmed PLLC and focusing their practices on representing personal injury victims.

The law firm takes a team approach to each personal injury case in an effort to achieve maximum recovery for their clients. They treat their clients like family and they focus on making their clients whole after their injury.

LeMaster & Ahmed PLLC, Attorneys at Law, encourages anyone who has been injured to fight back. They deserve a fair and equitable settlement for their injuries, their pain and suffering, their physical rehabilitation, their loss of income, and the impact their injuries will have for the rest of their lives. Learn more at: https://www.lalawtx.com/

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The Expansion of The Law Offices of Victoria Broussard: Bringing Humanity and Unbiased Practices to Central Texas Courts

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Law Offices of Victoria Broussard​, a Houston-based law firm, today announced their return to Austin, and plans for expanding their practice across central Texas. The company launched in Austin in 2006 and relocated its office to Houston in 2014. Victoria Broussard, founder and CEO, took to the media this week to announce their return to Austin and plans to expand the offices. Full legal services are now available to residents of Austin, Houston, and the surrounding cities.

The Law Offices of Victoria Broussard is a privately owned business that has been established for 15 years. It opened its doors in 2006 in Austin, TX and moved its offices to Houston in 2014. Since Ms. Broussard's arrival in 1988, Austin has been her home base, and main focus when it comes to eliminating bias practices in the judicial system.

With the new expansion of staffing and service area, in Austin, Houston and surrounding cities, The Law Offices of Victoria Broussard is working to popularize bringing a transformative approach to the judicial system, incorporating authenticity and fairness with clients from all walks of life.

To learn more about the practice visit: https://www.broussardlegal.com/

About CEO/Founder Victoria Broussard:

Victoria Broussard is a graduate from the University of Texas and Thurgood Marshall School of Law and is widely known as a prolific speaker, author, and advocate for survivors of childhood sexual trauma and domestic violence. Along with her efforts to transform our society's handling of the legal system by keeping our shared humanity as the focus, Ms. Broussard is in the process of re-releasing her previously published book "i-Comfortable Victim." This book covers the story of her life told through a fictional lens, bringing a unique awareness to challenging topics such as childhood sexual trauma, domestic violence, and the immeasurable psychological damage these events cause and how to integrate the experience to ultimately achieve healing and wholeness.

A statement from Victoria Broussard: "The Law Offices of Victoria Broussard is thankful to establish and build their client base in both Austin and Houston as they continue to expand the team and create a narrative of thought leadership that aims to arrest biases and unfair treatment in the judicial system at all levels, while simultaneously elevating our collective consciousness."

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Pure Transplant Solutions Announces Collaboration with King’s College London to Support NHS Funded GAMECHANgER-1 Clinical Trial for HLA Sensitized Patients with End Stage Renal Disease

AUSTIN, Texas -- Pure Transplant Solutions, LLC (PTS), a collaboration driven biotechnology company focused on the development of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-based diagnostics and therapeutics within the field of transplantation, is proud to announce that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with King's College London, a leading university providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research, to support the Phase IIa GAMECHANgER-1 clinical trial.

The trial aims to determine whether adoptive transfer of regulatory T cells (Tregs) into HLA sensitised patients can suppress memory T and B cell responses against specific HLA antigens in order to extend the longevity of donor organs.

The collaborative research is being led by Dr. Anthony Dorling, Professor of Transplant Inflammation and Repair, and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at the Centre for Nephrology, Urology, and Transplantation, and Dr. Rico Buchli, VP of Products and Services at PTS. The collaboration intends to investigate whether in vitro anti-HLA T & B cell responses in sensitized patients can be inhibited by an adoptive transfer of T regulatory cells. Under the Agreement, PTS will provide its proprietary soluble HLA (sHLA) molecules which will be used to trigger functional responses of patient cells in Fluorospot assays.

Furthermore, PTS will provide biotinylated sHLA for memory b-cell detection and characterization. Researchers hope that the results of the study will lead to a better understanding of immune tolerance, extend the duration of suppression of HLA-specific responses by Tregs and ultimately produce state-of-the-art immune therapeutics to control rejection.

"We feel that PTS has the fundamental ingredients needed to provide new sets of tools to those who care for transplant patients," Dr. Buchli stated. "Our proteins can solve a number of important challenges in DSA and B cell monitoring. With this collaboration, we are able to go beyond monitoring and help pave the way in generating immune therapeutics of the future."

"The group of highly sensitized dialysis patients that we'll be recruiting to GAMECHANgER-1 have difficulties getting a suitable kidney transplant and once transplanted suffer higher rates of rejection and complications associated with our current treatments for rejection," said Dr. Dorling. "This trial will determine whether patients' own regulatory T cells can be used to suppress immune memory responses against specific human leukocyte antigens (HLA), and if successful will pave the way for larger scale trials to determine if these regulatory cells can be used as therapy to prevent or minimise these problems in future. The HLA proteins provided by Pure Transplant Solutions are an essential tool used to tailor our immunemonitoring for individual patients, so I'm delighted to be partnering with the company to ensure a stable, long-term supply of these reagents. This trial offers a glimpse of how personalised medicine might help transform outcomes for this disadvantaged group of patients."

About Pure Transplant Solutions, LLC

Pure Transplant Solutions, LLC was founded in 1999 in order to leverage the leading research in HLA protein of parent company, Pure Protein, LLC, into solutions to address a growing list of needs in organ transplantation. Visit: http://www.puretransplant.com/

About Pure Protein, LLC

Pure Protein, LLC is a biotechnology company funded and managed by Emergent Technologies, Inc. that is focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary technologies related to the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) system, formed and exclusively licensed from the University of Oklahoma. Pure Protein, in conjunction with its affiliates and subsidiaries, aims to bring novel therapies and diagnostic tools to patients across a wide range of application areas spanning from therapeutic development in the fields of oncology, autoimmunity, and infectious disease, to antibody mediated rejection in transplantation.

Through its new ecommerce website - http://www.hlaprotein.com/ - Pure Protein now offers academic and commercial researchers the ability to purchase individual HLA reagents to detect, profile, and monitor allele-specific immune responses, as well as HLA peptide epitope binding services to aide in improving the design of vaccination and therapeutic targeting strategies.

About King's College London

King's College London (King's) is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 31,000 students (including more than 12,800 postgraduates) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 8,500 staff. King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), eighty-four per cent of research at King's was deemed 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' (3* and 4*).

Since its foundation, King's students and staff have dedicated themselves in the service of society. King's will continue to focus on world-leading education, research and service, and will have an increasingly proactive role to play in a more interconnected, complex world. Visit our website to find out more about Vision 2029, King's strategic vision for the next 12 years to 2029, which will be the 200th anniversary of the founding of the university.

World-changing ideas. Life-changing impact: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/spotlight

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