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Help Save The Ocean: Here’s What Your Company Can Do

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Imago BioSciences Announces First Participant Dosed in Investigator-Sponsored Phase 1 Study of Bomedemstat in Combination with Venetoclax in Relapsed/Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Venetoclax is a BCL-2 inhibitor approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of several hematologic cancers, including in combination with azacytidine for elderly patients with AML unable to tolerate the standard of care.

Acer Therapeutics Announces $1.5M Private Placement

The proceeds from the private placement will be used by Acer Therapeutics for working capital and general corporate purposes and, together with Acer’s existing cash and cash equivalents, are expected to be sufficient to fund the Company’s anticipated operating and capital requirements through the fourth quarter of 2022.

AC Immune’s Alzheimer’s Disease Vaccine-candidate ACI-35.030 Selected for Further Development

Dr. Andrea Pfeifer, CEO of AC Immune SA, commented: “The selection of ACI-35.030 for further development is a significant step for this collaboration. Early clinical testing showed that ACI-35.030 was generally well tolerated and induced specific activity against the pathological species of Tau, including the neurotoxic pTau and enriched paired helical filaments (ePHF) species, both of which are closely implicated in Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

TransCode Therapeutics Announces eIND Submission to US FDA for Planned First-in-Human Clinical Trial in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors

The planned clinical trial is to evaluate TransCode’s lead therapeutic candidate, TTX-MC138, in cancer patients with advanced solid tumors. ​TTX-MC138 is designed to inhibit the pro-metastatic RNA, microRNA-10b, described as the master regulator of metastasis in a number of advanced solid tumors. TransCode Therapeutics believes that TTX-MC138 could be used as a treatment for many of these cancers.

During the last thousand years, the earth has provided an environment in which the human population can flourish. A comfortable and workable climate, abundant foliage,  and flowing water across the globe provide a flourishing ecosystem where we, as human beings can thrive and live for hundreds of generations to come, that is, if it stays that way.

Having a healthy planet means having a healthy ocean, but as it currently stands, the ocean is currently on an observational decline from numerous sources of pollutants, mainly from the global economy’s corporations and industry sources.

Presently, the current name of the game is Corporate Sustainability, and here’s how you can do that.

Partner With Nonprofit Organizations

For businesses new to practicing sustainability, forming partnerships and connections with nonprofit organizations would provide the necessary resources and experience to get a business’s efforts off the ground.

This helps conceptualize policies that prove impactful for even more future corporate sustainability efforts. By working closely with these organizations we can set a new standard for sustainability practices, especially with regard to how we manage our oceans.

Adapting Sustainable Practices

Finding ways to reduce our overall impact on the health of our oceans is crucial to society as a whole. Nowadays, companies can now adapt to the ever-changing times by making use of plastic alternatives.

Making use of organic materials such as naturally occurring fibers or starch would be able to replace petroleum-based materials, greatly decreasing a company’s dependence on carbon dioxide-producing fuels.

Another solution is to use biodegradable materials as plastic alternatives. However, this is not a solution for reducing litter, but would be able to greatly reduce landfill waste. This is significant especially when applied in a company’s supply services in combination with composting wastes in many packaging uses and operations.

Additional sustainable practice is observing the proper disposal of an organization’s hazardous waste. Nearly all company operations generate waste, material, and debris. While most of the amount of debris varies from month to month, most wastes are often greater than the number of materials that are being reused and recycled.

As a further step to sustainability, a company should efficiently establish a  waste management plan that saves valuable time and resources in an organization. Companies can also reduce their carbon footprint by closely observing their suppliers.

By gaining clear insights into a supplier’s operations, a company can monitor changes in the supply chain movement and aid in their planning of how it shifts without compromising their efforts in the direction of keeping their sustainability.

Funding Alternative Energy Sources

Acquiring the proper funding for the right technology would help to avoid the use of biofuels that contribute to an increased carbon footprint and revolutionize ways in which millions of people live their lives in an overall satisfactory and healthy environment.

One of the increasingly popular ways to access a clean energy source is harnessing Marine energy.  Marine energy is now the world’s most untapped energy source, making use of ocean currents, waves, and tides to produce clean energy.

Each form of ocean movement would be able to produce a vast and reliable source of energy that is accessible in all parts of the globe. With the use of both wave and tidal energy, the ocean can produce at least 40 times more renewable and sustainable energy than what it currently is capable of today.

In the end, proper preservation of our shared ocean means developing methods where private sectors, governments, citizens, and scientific fields’ collectively work together to achieve positive and sustainable outcomes.

Marine Life Farms

Marine life is crucial to the survival of ocean ecosystems. Your company could fund reputable marine farms. In this way, you are able to proliferate more helpful marine species. Not to mention, it has the side benefit of providing more resources for humanity to survive. It’s better to farm sealife than excessively fish for them in their habitats.

This significantly reduces the mass destruction of habitats. It also contributes to the economy, as more successful marine farms now need to hire more people. But again, most importantly, it keeps certain species of marine life in stable conditions.

Coral Reef Protection

Protecting the coral reefs and mangroves of the world is an often overlooked part of conservation. These habitats aren’t just there for tourism’s sake. These habitats are shelters for hundreds, if not thousands of marine life.

They also act as natural filters for the ocean floor. The pollutants are cleared out by the inhabitants of these coral reefs, preventing the ocean from becoming inhabitable. These reefs must remain huge and unharmed.

Push for Sustainable Laws

It’s not enough for one company to hold itself accountable. As a figurehead of your company, you hold a bit of political power. By publicly supporting policies that benefit conservation efforts, you help enact real change on a large scale. Not to mention, it doesn’t look bad to customers at all.

In fact, seeing large companies make active efforts to conserve could push them to do the same. Sustainability laws ensure that corporations are held accountable for their excesses. It may not be as exciting as protecting habitats, but all that bureaucracy leads to a better ocean for all.


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