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German Diabetes Clinic Increases Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings From Zero to Thousands After Implementing Eyenuk’s EyeArt AI Eye Screening System

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EyeArt® AI Screening System Automatically Identifies Referable
Diabetic Retinopathy in Patients with Diabetes, Improving Patient
Compliance and Saving Vision

Inc., a global artificial intelligence (AI) medical technology and
services company and the leader in real-world applications for AI Eye
Screening™, announced today results of its expansion into Germany. Since
adopting the EyeArt
AI Eye Screening System
in October 2018, Diabetes
Center Mergentheim
has screened thousands of diabetic patients,
identifying approximately 10% with cases of referable diabetic
retinopathy (DR). The center is the first dedicated diabetic clinic in
Germany to use artificial intelligence for screening of diabetic
retinopathy, the leading cause of vision loss in working-age adults.1

The EyeArt AI Eye Screening System makes in-clinic, real-time DR
screening possible for any physician, enabling quick and accurate
identification of patients with referable DR during a diabetic patient’s
regular physician visit. Once the patient’s fundus images have been
captured and submitted to the EyeArt System, the DR screening results
are available to view and export to a PDF report in less than 60
seconds. The EyeArt System can free eye care specialists to focus on
sight-saving treatment rather than screening for DR.

At Diabetes Center Mergentheim, more than 20,000 patients with diabetes
are seen each year by diabetes care specialists. Before adopting the
EyeArt System, patients would be referred to ophthalmologists outside of
the clinic. This process placed undue burden on patients, and often they
would never get the necessary screening.

“EyeArt AI Eye Screening System is helping us improve diabetic patient
care. We can now offer eye screening right in our clinic, without
dilation, while reducing wait time for screening and results,” said
Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Haak, head physician of Diabetes Center
Mergentheim and founding member and board director of DiabetesDE. “The
accuracy and convenience of the EyeArt System is allowing us to identify
and treat DR effectively and quickly. The patients with no referable DR
feel good that they can be screened again in a year, and the patients
with identified referable DR can feel good that their silently
progressing retinopathy has been identified and will be treated before
any loss of sight.”

About 7.5 million people in Germany have diabetes mellitus2,
with over 2,500 patients going blind due to diabetic retinopathy each
year. German guidelines recommend at-risk patients be screened annually,
but this can be difficult with the shortage of eye doctors. By
incorporating the EyeArt System into their clinic, Diabetes Center
Mergentheim has addressed a serious complication associated with
diabetes — the center now screens 10 to 15 patients per day for this
vision-threatening condition.

“Last year, we began our partnership with Diabetes Center Mergentheim
with a great promise, and now it is very gratifying to see the promise
turning into real meaningful impact that EyeArt System’s adoption is
making to the diabetes patients in the Bad Mergentheim community,” said
Kaushal Solanki, founder and CEO of Eyenuk. “We are now replicating our
success to clinics throughout Germany, taking us one more step further
in realizing our mission to screen every eye in the world.”

About Diabetic Retinopathy (DR)

DR is a complication of diabetes caused by damage to the blood vessels
of the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (retina). It is a
silently progressing disease that at first may cause no symptoms or only
mild vision problems. Eventually, it can cause blindness. The condition
can develop in anyone who has type 1 or type 2 diabetes.3 It
is estimated that one-third of all patients with diabetes will develop
DR,4 making it the leading cause of vision loss in
working-age adults.5

While DR screening is recommended for all diabetic patients, less than
half get screened annually1, even in the developed world.
Since diabetic patients outnumber ophthalmologists by 1,130 to 1 in
Germany6, there are just not enough eye care specialists to
meet the DR screening needs of the growing diabetic population. Even for
those receiving an annual screening, ophthalmology appointment wait
times for DR screening can be weeks or even months.

About the EyeArt AI Eye Screening System

The EyeArt AI Eye Screening System is the most extensively validated AI
technology for autonomous detection of DR, tested in the real world on
more than a half million patient visits globally with over 2 million
images collected in real-world clinical environments. The EyeArt System
was developed with funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health
(NIH) and is validated by the U.K. National Health Service (NHS). The
EyeArt System has CE marking in the European Union and a Health Canada
license. In the U.S., the EyeArt System is limited by federal law to
investigational use.

Learn more about the EyeArt AI Eye Screening System for Diabetic
Retinopathy at the Diabetes Center Mergentheim

About Eyenuk Inc.

Eyenuk Inc. is a global artificial intelligence (AI) medical technology
and services company and the leader in real-world AI Eye Screening™ for
autonomous disease detection and AI Predictive Biomarkers™ for risk
assessment and disease surveillance. Eyenuk is on a mission to screen
every eye in the world to ensure timely diagnosis of life- and
vision-threatening diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma,
age-related macular degeneration, stroke risk, cardiovascular risk and
Alzheimer’s disease.

EyeArt is a registered trademark of Eyenuk Inc.


1   Prokofyeva E, Zrenner E. Epidemiology of major eye diseases leading
to blindness in Europe: a literature review. Ophthalmic Research.
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International Diabetes Federation (2017) IDF Diabetes Atlas, 8th


4 Yau JW, Rogers SL, Kawasaki R, et al. Global prevalence and major
risk factors of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes Care. 2012;35:556-64.
doi: 10.2337/dc11-1909
5 Prokofyeva E, Zrenner E. Epidemiology of major eye diseases leading
to blindness in Europe: a literature review. Ophthalmic Research.
2012;47:171-188. doi: 10.1159/000329603


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Peak Design Expands Offerings with Groundbreaking Travel Tripod; More Info at B&H

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Photography News: Fresh off an incredibly successful Kickstarter, the Peak Design Travel Tripod is officially launching for retail. Available at B&H, this ultra-compact and feature-rich support is the ultimate option for travelers and landscape photographers.

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#outdoorphotography–B&H Photo would like to share the announcement of the Peak Design Travel Tripod. Initially having launched on Kickstarter where it was highly successful, the Travel Tripod is now available for order at B&H Photo. This revolutionary tripod is truly portable, having been redesigned to minimize space while maintaining all the features and functions that make a professional tripod great.

Peak Design was able to minimize the packed size of the Travel Tripod by eliminating the wasted space common with traditional designs. Its five-section design collapses to 15.4″, squeezes the diameter to 3.125″, and can be extended to a height of 60″ with the center column, and 51.25″ without. This is an impressive feat for such a small system, and there will be an aluminum version that weighs 3.44 lb, as well as a carbon fiber model that cuts the weight to just 2.81 lb.

It’s not all about being small. The Travel Tripod has a weight capacity of 20 lb, making it suitable for many professional camera setups with telephoto lenses. A very unique aspect of this tripod is the ball head. Perfectly matched to ensure minimal size, this head offers a large, intuitive locking ring for control. There are also three cutouts for moving the camera into portrait orientation. The top is an Arca-type-compatible quick-release system, ensuring compatibility with plenty of existing equipment and fast operation. It even comes with a compatible smartphone mount for even more shooting possibilities. If you want to use your own head, an optional Universal Head Adapter will be available.

For added versatility, the tripod can be configured into an Inverted Mode as well as a Low Mode. This should help to position the camera in a variety of situations. Also, optional Spike Feet and an Ultralight Conversion Kit can help for specific uses. Included with the Travel Tripod are a Standard Plate, a Phone Mount, and a Hex Key, as well as a zippered soft case.

About B&H Photo Video

As the world’s largest source of photography, video, and audio equipment, as well as computers, drones, and home and portable entertainment, B&H is known worldwide for its attentive, knowledgeable sales force and excellent customer service, including fast, reliable shipping. B&H has been satisfying customers worldwide for 40 years.

Visitors to the website can access a variety of educational videos and enlightening articles. The B and H YouTube Channel has an unmatched wealth of educational content. Our entertaining and informative videos feature product overviews from our in-house specialists. You can view the B&H Event Space presentations from many of the world’s foremost experts and interviews with some of technology’s most dynamic characters. Tap into this exciting resource by subscribing to the B&H YouTube Channel here. In addition to videos, the B&H Explora blog presents new product announcements, gear reviews, helpful guides, and tech news written by product experts and industry professionals.

When you’re in Manhattan, take a tour of the B&H Photo SuperStore, located at 420 Ninth Avenue. The techno-carousel spins all year round at the counters and kiosks at B&H. With hundreds of products on display, the B&H Photo SuperStore is the place to test-drive and compare all the latest gear.


Shawn C. Steiner

B&H Photo Video


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RSA Conference 2019 APJ: Highlights Public and Private Sector Expert Insights, Calls for Stronger Regional Collaborations for Higher Cybersecurity Standards

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The annual regional Cybersecurity Conference continues to draw international attendees and experts to strategise for today’s cybersecurity challenges

SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RSA Conference, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, announced today the conclusion of its 7th regional event in Singapore. This year, the Conference saw richer international representation of attendees and public sector participation from across the region reinforcing its relevance.

Over the three-day conference, programs including expert-led keynote and track sessions, Learning Labs and seminars, focused on themes like data governance and privacy, critical national infrastructure, artificial intelligence and blockchain, that are impacting the regional security landscape today.

“Asia continues to play a significant role in the global Cybersecurity scene, and this year’s RSA Conference APJ has highlighted the region’s dynamic ecosystem, demonstrating how it continues be at the forefront of innovation,” said Linda Gray Martin, Sr. Director & General Manager, RSA Conferences. “Our distinguished guests, partners and attendees have truly exemplified this year’s theme of Better, and represented the collective desire to do more, do better and work together to make this reality.”

Experts at RSA Conference 2019 APJ: Cybersecurity Requires Government, Industry and Public Collaboration

In his opening keynote, Mr Amrin Amin, Senior Parliamentary Secretary (SPS), Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health emphasized the importance of a multi-pronged approach to tackle increasingly complex cyberthreats through better regional and international cooperation, better government capabilities, and better public awareness. He said, “This is the 7th year that the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs is supporting RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan in Singapore, which continues to be an important platform for all of us, policy makers, thought leaders, and cybersecurity professionals from around the region.” SPS Amin also announced new Government initiatives including the new Home Team Science & Technology Agency which will be launched by the end of the year to strengthen digital security capabilities of Home Team, Singapore’s national training institute for government agencies.

Elaborating on the importance of equipping the next generation for cybersecurity and public action, Kyla Guru, Chief Executive Officer, Bits N’ Bytes Cybersecurity Education, delivered a passionate opening day keynote where she addressed the crucial role of collaboration with the public and education sector to mobilize Generation Z for greater cybersecurity. “Young people have a part in securing the future, because they are the future. As the biggest users of technology, spending 80 percent of their waking day online, they need to have a seat at the table and educating them through awareness, training and advocacy will be how we strengthen our human firewall.”

The Conference concluded with The Hugh Thompson Show, an annual and ever-popular highlight. With a focus on DeepFakes and the Human Zero Day this year, Dr Hugh Thompson, Program Committee Chair, RSA Conference, was joined by guests, Alexis Conran, Presenter and Broadcaster, Dr Saurabh Shintre, Senior Principal Researcher, Symantec, and Dr Vrizlynn Thing, Senior Vice President, Head of Cybersecurity Strategic Technology Centre, ST Engineering to discuss the phenomenon.

“The ease of use and accessibility of such tools to create deepfakes is what makes it so dangerous,” Dr Shintre explained.

“Yet, we are at a point where experts can identify deepfakes. It’s time that we take precautions by firstly, being aware of the phenomenon and secondly, thinking deeper about the information we consume and receive – how it matters, what its objectives are and what are the consequences of trusting it,” said Dr Thing.

Other Conference highlights include:

  • 16 keynote speakers and panelists, more than 110 speakers across 107 sessions, 75 sponsors and exhibitors, and 31 regional association partners
  • Pre-Conference programs including The Cyber Investigators’ Challenge, a Capture-the-Flag event co-organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium and DevSecOps Day that brought together practitioners for a series of talks around securing application development
  • Introduction of RSA Conference’s Innovation Program in the region with RSAC Launch Pad and RSAC Early Stage Expo to showcase up-and-coming cybersecurity startups. Strobes emerged the winner of RSAC Launch Pad and will be exhibiting at RSA Conference 2020 USA
  • New and Industry-Relevant Conference tracks – Analytics, Intelligence & Response Track, The Human & Process Security Track Policy, Government & Regulations; Global Perspectives; Threats, Analytics & Threat Actors; Security Strategy & Data Security; eFraud & Law Enforcement; and Cloud, Mobile & IoT Security

Continuing to Deliver an Exceptional Experience for Conference Attendees and Exhibitors

“Cybersecurity is a central challenge of our digital age. RSA Conference 2019 in Asia provided me a platform to reinforce Microsoft’s commitment to cybersecurity and share insights with organizations in Asia Pacific on how they can get the most benefit from advances in the fields of AI and machine learning by focusing on the culture and diversity within their own cybersecurity teams. Without diverse teams working on the ML models, the data and the threat models may end up automating bias or even the attack paths for criminals. AI is a crucial linchpin in cybersecurity, our teams need to be as diverse as the problems we are trying to solve,” said Diana Kelley, Cybersecurity Field CTO, Microsoft.

“The APJ region continues to accelerate its lead in cybersecurity innovation, and we are always excited to work with up-and-coming talent and startups here as they break into the industry. This year at RSA Conference 2019 APJ, ICE71 was able to do just that with our involvement at the RSAC Early Stage Expo (ESE), where we met and worked with emerging startups who are already addressing the latest security challenges. We definitely look to further these conversations and do even more with the startups in our region in the years ahead together with RSAC,” Linda Nguyen Schindler, Programme Head, ICE71.

“With the threat landscape constantly evolving, it is imperative that our cybersecurity ecosystem continues evolving with it. RSA Conference 2019 APJ provided a great platform for connecting with various organisations, academia, industry experts and up-and-coming talent, and ideating around how we can use technology for good and stay a step ahead of bad actors. We look forward to our involvement at upcoming conferences, and to seeing new innovations emerge as we work towards strengthening connections in the region for a safer digital world,” Leo Hwa Chiang, Director, Singapore Operations, IEEE.

RSA Conference 2020 APJ takes place July 14 to 16, 2020 in Singapore. Prior to that, RSAC Unplugged Sydney is set for October 10, 2019. RSA Conference 2020 takes place February 24 to 28, 2020 in San Francisco.

Join and follow the conversation with hashtag #RSAC

About RSA Conference:

RSA Conference is the premier series of global events and on-demand programs where the world talks security and leadership gathers, advances and emerges. Whether attending in the US, the EMEA region, the Asia-Pacific region or online, RSA Conference events are where the security industry converges to discuss current and future concerns and get access to the people, content and ideas that help enable individuals and companies to win, grow and do their best. It’s about bringing all people in the cybersecurity industry together and empowering the collective “we” of the cybersecurity industry to stand against cyberthreats around the world. RSA Conference is the ultimate marketplace for the latest technologies and hands-on educational opportunities that help industry professionals discover how to make their companies more secure while showcasing the most enterprising, influential and thought-provoking thinkers and leaders in security today. For information on events, online programming and the most up-to-date news pertaining to the cybersecurity industry visit

RSA Conference logo, RSA, Dell, EMC, Dell EMC and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other trademarks may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Announces Investigation on Behalf of Ideanomics Inc. Investors (IDEX)

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LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$IDEX #CLASSACTION–Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (“GPM”) announces an investigation on behalf of Ideanomics Inc. (“Ideanomics” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: IDEX) investors concerning the Company and its officers’ possible violations of federal securities laws.

If you are a shareholder who suffered a loss, click here to participate.

If you wish to learn more about this action, or if you have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Lesley Portnoy, Esquire, at 310-201-9150, Toll-Free at 888-773-9224, or by email to, or visit our website at

On November 14, 2018, the Company announced that it would “phase out [its] oil trading and consumer electronics businesses, with the intention to fully divest these assets in the near future.” It also disclosed that it did “not anticipate meeting [its] EBITDA guidance of $35 million for fiscal year 2019” due to “costs associated with building out [its] U.S. infrastructure and hiring [its] new executive team.”

On this news, the Company’s share price fell $1.59, or more than 48%, to close at $1.67 on November 14, 2018, thereby injuring investors.

If you purchased Ideanomics securities, have information, or would like to learn more about these claims, or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Lesley Portnoy, of GPM, 1925 Century Park East, Suite 2100, Los Angeles, CA 90067 at 310-201-9150, Toll-Free at 888-773-9224, or visit our website at If you inquire by email please include your mailing address, telephone number, and the number of shares purchased.

This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules.


Glancy Prongay and Murray LLP, Los Angeles

Lesley Portnoy, 310-201-9150 or 888-773-9224


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