DSS Expands its Healthcare Segment through
Investment in Vivacitas Oncology
ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Document Security Systems,
Inc. (“DSS” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: DSS), a multinational company operating
businesses focusing on brand protection technology, blockchain security, direct
marketing, healthcare, real estate, and securitized digital assets, today announced DSS
Biomedical International, Inc. (“DSS Biomedical”), a subsidiary of Impact BioMedical, Inc.,
a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, completed an equity investment in Vivacitas
Oncology, Inc. (“Vivacitas”), a clinical-stage company focused on difficult to treat cancers.
Vivacitas was co-founded in 2015 by Dr. Joseph Rubinfeld and Infusion 51a, LP with an
eye toward redesigning well-known chemotherapies that have already been
demonstrated to have beneficial effects, but which may also possess potency, toxicity,
stability, and/or pharmacokinetic issues that limit their use. To this end, Vivacitas has
been laser-focused on acquiring its three pipeline assets, made possible by leveraging the
robust professional network that Dr. Rubinfeld fostered over a lifetime in the industry.
As a result, Vivacitas was able to complete the acquisitions of its three major programs
within a 12-month period.
Contributing to the impressive asset acquisition track record is Vivacitas’ partnership
with International Infusion Advisors, LLC via its investment arm, Infusion 51A, a
relationship that is anchored in a common mission – to develop disruptive technologies
aimed at improving the quality of life of cancer patients.
Vivacitas’ assets are organized into two separate, yet related platforms: a development
platform centered around advancing next-generation Camptothecins in various cancers,
and an innovation platform focused on applying new formulations and modified
chemistries to compounds to potentially improve tolerability and efficacy.
“Impact BioMedical continues to demonstrate its commitment to addressing unmet
needs in human healthcare and wellness,” stated Frank D. Heuszel, CEO of DSS. “With a
rich pipeline of promising assets, Vivacitas provides significant upside potential.”
Jeffrey Stephens, Founder, Chief Investment Officer, and Director of Infusion 51a and a
Vivacitas Oncology Director, said, “Vivacitas Oncology is delighted to welcome Impact
BioMedical as a new investor and contributor to our efforts to develop new treatment
options for cancer patients.”
As part of its equity investment in Vivacitas, DSS Biomedical received the right to appoint
two members to the board of directors of Vivacitas.
Separately, DSS Biomedical acquired Impact Oncology Pte Ltd (“Impact Oncology”) from
Alset EHome International Limited, Inc. The principal assets of Impact Oncology consist
of equity in Vivacitas. The Chairman of DSS is also the Chairman of Alset EHome
About Impact BioMedical, Inc.
Impact BioMedical, Inc. (“Impact BioMedical”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of DSS and a
unique technology source, developer, and business partner in addressing unmet needs
in human healthcare and wellness. For more information on Impact BioMedical
About Document Security Systems, Inc.
DSS is a multinational company operating businesses focused on brand protection
technology, blockchain security, direct marketing, healthcare, real estate, and securitized
digital assets. Its business model is based on a distribution sharing system in which
shareholders will receive shares in its subsidiaries as DSS strategically spins them out
into IPOs. Its historic business revolves around counterfeit deterrent and authentication
technologies, smart packaging, and consumer product engagement. DSS is led by its
Chairman and largest shareholder, Mr. Fai Chan, a highly successful global business
veteran of more than 40 years specializing in corporate transformation while managing
risk. He has successfully restructured more than 35 corporations with a combined value
of $25 billion.
For more information on DSS visit http://www.dsssecure.com.
Dave Gentry, CEO
RedChip Companies Inc.
About Vivacitas Oncology, Inc.
A privately held biopharmaceutical company co-founded in 2015 by Dr. Joseph Rubinfeld
and Infusion 51a, LP. Vivacitas is focused on acquiring mid-to-late-stage oncology assets
with the goal to make the chemotherapy more effective for patients.
For further information please visit www.vivaoncology.com.
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