Care/of Raises $12 Million Series A Funding

Care/of, a personalized vitamin and supplement company built on top-tier ingredients, has completed a $12 million Series A financing round. The company, which launched in November 2016, has now raised over $15 million in total funding. Goodwater Capital led the round. Based on the simple but fundamental belief that each person’s health journeys are unique, Care/of’s innovative platform recommends a specific mix of vitamins and supplements tailored to each user’s individual health goals, lifestyle and values, the company said in a news release. By leveraging scientific research and data, Care/of is able to make recommendations on a personal level – and most people who go through the survey receive a combination of supplements that is totally unique to them. “The ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to health is outdated and oversimplified, the company said. From the start we’ve been committed to reshaping the health and wellness space by creating cutting-edge, interactive customer experiences built on both transparency and personalization,” said Craig Elbert, CEO and co-founder of Care/of. The company was also co-founded by Akash Shah. This new round of funding enables Care/of to invest in its personalized fulfillment system, build top-tier data science capabilities and continue to grow its team. The company also plans to develop new products.

HTC Global Services Acquires Ciber Inc.

HTC Global Services acquires the North American and India operations of Greenwood Village, Colo.-based Ciber Inc., a global information technology consulting services and outsourcing company. According to Madhava Reddy, CEO of HTC Global Services, "This acquisition will further boost the organization's ability to deliver exceptional customer service, deep expertise in cutting edge technologies, and passionate focus on building trusting relationships." The combined strength of both companies will enable HTC to offer customers a comprehensive set of services and solutions and fulfill its strategic growth objectives across industry verticals. This acquisition will also help HTC in expanding its footprint in other parts of the U.S. The addition of Ciber's workforce will propel the company's growth into the marketplace.

Harvinder Kaur Named a Healthcare Leader

The International Nurses Association welcomed registered nurse Harvinder Kaur to its prestigious organization with her publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Kaur is currently serving patients in Upper Darby, Pa. With over five years of experience in her field, she is a specialist long-term care nurse. Kaur graduated with her initial nursing degree in India. Upon relocating to the United States, she earned her bachelor of science degree in nursing in 2015 from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz. Kaur is renowned for her enthusiasm as a nurse, as well as for her dedication to her patients. She attributes her success to her belief in continual learning, as well as her ability to grow as a nurse every day.

Dr. Arup Maitra Mentioned as Leading Physician

The International Association of HealthCare Professionals welcomed Dr. Arup Maitra, a nephrologist, to their prestigious organization with his publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. Maitra is a highly trained and qualified physician with vast expertise in all facets of his work, the association said. He has been in practice for more than two decades and is currently serving patients within Renal Consultants Inc. in Canton, Ohio. He is also affiliated with Aultman Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Union Hospital and Affinity Medical Center. Maitra’s career in medicine began in 1982, when he graduated from the Armed Forces Medical Center in his native country India. Upon receiving his medical degree and relocating to the United States, he completed his internship at Lincoln Hospital, followed by his residency at New York Medical College. Maitra is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. In addition to his clinical work, Maitra serves as clinical assistant professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio. Maitra will be featured in the 2017 edition of the Waiting Room Magazine.

PSU Engineers Take 3rd in National Competition

A Penn State University industrial engineering graduate student and his adviser addressed the need for process models in additive manufacturing on their way to a third-place finish in the recent National Institute of Standards and Technology Reusable Abstractions of Manufacturing Processes Challenge, the university said. Rakshith Badarinath and Professor Vittal Prabhu earned a $500 prize for their entry, titled “Modeling for Fused Filament Fabrication Additive Manufacturing Process,” PSU added. Participants in the RAMP Challenge were asked to provide manufacturers with models that will improve operations, protect the environment and allow information to be shared while integrating them into working systems. Badarinath and Prabhu focused on Fused Deposition Modeling as their entry to the competition. “Even though FDM is one of the most widely used 3D printing technologies, the process science isn’t well explored yet and that was the motivation (for the RAMP proposal),” said Prabhu in the report. “We looked at the engineering science for the physics of this 3D printing process in our model to make the process smarter in the future.” Badarinath and Prabhu are using this technology on a larger project that will enable robots on a manufacturing company’s floor to use this technology to 3D print parts, rather than buying a commercial 3D printer. This project is part of a larger proposal by Prabhu and Professor Sanjay Joshi that will convert manufacturing machines into 3D printers.

Dr. Srinivas S. Devarakonda a Leading Physician      

The International Association of HealthCare Professionals welcomed Dr. Srinivas S. Devarakonda, an oncologist, to their prestigious organization with his publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. He is a highly trained and qualified physician with vast expertise in all facets of his work, especially internal medicine and hematology. Devarakonda is currently working within Louisiana State University Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. He is also affiliated with E.A. Conway Medical Center. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad and completed an internship and residency at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., followed by a fellowship at Louisiana State University.

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