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GS Plastic Optics to expand, add 15 jobs (access required)

GS Plastic Optics, a Rochester-based manufacturer of precision polymer optics, has been awarded a contract to produce optical components for a COVID-19 antibody testing platform developed by LightDeck Diagnostics, a Boulder, Colo.-based diagnostic-testing company. LightDeck was awarded a $35.1 million ...

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Cognivue studying post-COVID cognitive function (access required)

Rochester neuroscience company Cognivue Inc. has begun a nationwide clinical study to assess post-COVID-19 Syndrome. COG-COVID19 is an open-label, prospective, two-armed comparison clinical study to assess the impact of COVID-19 on cognitive function. Researchers from the University of Southern California, ...

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FLPPS awarded $1 million grant for COVID vaccination hubs (access required)

The Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS) has been awarded a $1 million grant to support regional community-based efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccinations in underserved communities. The funding was made available by the American Rescue Plan and is being distributed ...

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U.S.-Canadian border could open as soon as mid-August (access required)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that fully vaccinated U.S. travelers could be allowed to cross the Canadian border as early as mid-August. On July 15, the prime minister’s office released a summary of Trudeau’s 33rd call with Canadian premiers regarding ...

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More than $200 million available for SNAP benefits statewide (access required)

The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) will continue to offer maximum food benefits to all Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, the agency said last week. The benefits distribution will push more than $200 million in federal ...

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Nazareth College of Rochester to require COVID-19 vaccinations (access required)

Nazareth College of Rochester has joined a number of local colleges and universities in requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff and faculty for the fall 2021 semester. In a statement Friday, Nazareth officials said the college is “committed to ...

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State AG wants Kodak boss to testify about stock buy (access required)

New York state Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday petitioned the court to force Eastman Kodak Co. CEO Jim Continenza to publicly testify about his stock purchase last year ahead of the federal government’s announcement that Kodak was in line ...

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