Datacubed Health Launches eClinical Platform App in China, Ensuring Full Compliance and Accessibility

Datacubed Health and AppInChina Forge Strategic Partnership to Launch eClinical Platform in China

New York, New York, Sept. 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Datacubed Health, a leading global provider of innovative solutions for patient engagement and data collection in clinical trials, is excited to announce the official launch of its eClinical platform app in China. This milestone achievement represents a significant step forward for Datacubed Health’s commitment to expanding its presence in the Chinese market.

As part of this strategic move, Datacubed Health has joined forces with AppInChina, a renowned leader in Android App Store publication, ensuring seamless deployment of the eClinical platform app in official Android stores across China and the Apple App Store. This partnership guarantees accessibility to a wide range of devices and ecosystems.

Kyle Hogan, President of Datacubed Health, emphasized the importance of this collaboration: “Our partnership with AppInChina has been instrumental in ensuring the smooth launch of our eClinical platform app in China. This strategic alliance allows us to reach a broader audience while maintaining compliance with local regulations, which is essential for our growth in this market.”

In preparation for this momentous launch, Datacubed Health has established a legal entity within China and acquired all necessary commercial and legal licenses and certificates. These crucial steps are a testament to Datacubed Health’s commitment to providing secure and regulated services within the Chinese market.

Brett Kleger, CEO of Datacubed Health, stated, “Our investment in establishing a legal presence and obtaining the requisite licenses underscores our dedication to operating ethically and responsibly in China. We are focused on delivering cutting-edge solutions while adhering to local regulations and standards.”

Moreover, Datacubed Health has undertaken comprehensive efforts to ensure full software compliance with Chinese regulations. The eClinical platform app for China has been meticulously customized to align with local requirements and has undergone rigorous testing by local quality assurance teams. This meticulous approach ensures the seamless functioning of the platform while adhering to Chinese network security requirements and restrictions.

Datacubed Health has also bolstered its presence in China by establishing a fully compliant and fault-tolerant Software as a Service (SaaS) infrastructure. The Datacubed China solution is now hosted in AWS Beijing, ensuring data security and reliability for users in the region.

With these key developments in operational, legal, and software compliance, Datacubed Health is well-prepared to provide unmatched support to clinical research efforts in China. The launch of the eClinical platform app represents a significant stride in bridging the gap between global research initiatives and the Chinese healthcare landscape.

In the words of CEO Brett Kleger: “We are thrilled to introduce Datacubed Health’s eClinical platform app to the Chinese market. Our partnership with AppInChina, legal entity establishment, and rigorous compliance efforts demonstrate our dedication to providing world-class services to our Chinese users. We look forward to empowering clinical research initiatives in China with our cutting-edge solutions.”

To learn more, we invite you to join us at Booth #24 at the 11th Annual Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Southern California 2023 from September 26-27 in San Diego, California, or visit our website at www.datacubed.com.

About Datacubed Health:

Datacubed Health is a pioneering eClinical technology company built from the ground up by industry veterans who wanted to create a better clinical trial experience for all stakeholders. Our solutions are all infused with neuroeconomic principles designed to be inclusive, drive compliance, and greatly improve retention. We strive to deliver the best experience for you and your patients through ease of use and flexible technology configurable to your needs. Our offerings include a Decentralized Trials Platform, eCOA/ePRO, Patient Engagement, eConsent, Medication Adherence, Televisits, and Geofencing. Learn more at www.datacubed.com.

Media Contact:
Heather Shea
Catalytic Agency for Datacubed Health
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Jillian Tygh
Datacubed Health
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Anaqua Builds on its Momentum in Japan with New Leadership, Clients, Solutions and Country HQ

Futoshi Saito Joins as President & General Manager, Japan

BOSTON, Sept. 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anaqua, the leading global innovation and intellectual property (IP) management technology provider, today announced changes to its executive leadership team in Japan as the company continues its strong growth trajectory in the country. Futoshi Saito will join Anaqua Japan, effective October 10, 2023, as President & General Manager, responsible for driving Anaqua’s ongoing business development and delivering enhanced client solutions in Japan.

Saito-san has previously held leadership positions at LexisNexis as Managing Director, Japan and South Korea, and Thomson Reuters (now part of Clarivate) as head of the IP & Science business in Japan. Saito-san holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Dokkyo University and studied at the Graduate School of History at the State University of New York at Albany.

Anaqua also announced the opening of its new Japan headquarters in the TOKYO TORCH Tokiwabashi Tower, providing an expanded work space to support the company’s accelerated growth, which has seen further strengthening of the team and a 50% increase in new sales YTD . The move continues Anaqua Japan’s mission to invest in people, infrastructure and solutions in order to provide clients with the most comprehensive and effective IP management software and solutions in Japan. Other recent Anaqua investments in Japan include opening a second client datacenter on Microsoft Azure, hiring additional team members for the growing annuities and renewals business, and developing Japan-specific enhancements to the AQX IP management platform, both for the pharmaceutical market and trademark professionals.

“I am excited to join Anaqua, a company I have admired for many years over the course of my career in IP and legal technology,” said Saito. “I am honored to lead Anaqua Japan through its next stage of growth and to help our clients better protect and maximize value from their IP portfolios.”

Anaqua CEO Bob Romeo said: “We are delighted to have appointed Saito-san to lead Anaqua’s business in Japan. His extensive IP and technology experience will enable him to engage quickly with our business and the wider market, forming important relationships with our existing and future clients, and providing strong leadership for our team and our further business development. I am very proud of our operations in Japan and I am excited for what is yet to come.”

About Anaqua

Anaqua, Inc. is a premier provider of integrated intellectual property (IP) management technology solutions and services for corporations and law firms. Its IP management software solutions, AQX and PATTSY WAVE, both offer best practice workflows with big data analytics and tech-enabled services to create an intelligent environment designed to inform IP strategy, enable IP decision-making, and streamline IP operations, tailored to each segment’s need. Today, nearly half of the top 100 U.S. patent filers and global brands, as well as a growing number of law firms worldwide use Anaqua’s solutions. Over one million IP executives, attorneys, paralegals, administrators, and innovators use the platform for their IP management needs. The company’s global operations are headquartered in Boston, with offices across the U.S., Europe, and Asia Pacific. For additional information, please visit anaqua.com, or on LinkedIn.

Company Contact:
Kyoko Tsurumi
Associate Director, Marketing and Communications
Anaqua
ktsurumi@Anaqua.com

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FBR Reveals Shocking New Info on People Who Availed Nawaz Sharif’s Tax Amnesty Scheme

A total of 19 rich taxpayers and super-rich individuals availed the benefit of the ‘Zero Percent Tax Amnesty Scheme’ given during the tenure of former premier Nawaz Sharif, legalizing an amount of Rs. 1.9 billion.

In line with the directions of the Pakistan Information Commission (PIC) order, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has disclosed the number of individuals and companies who availed benefits from the ‘Zero Percent Tax Amnesty Scheme’ given during the tenure of former premier Nawaz Sharif.

The data disclosed that under the past amnesty scheme under question, 19 taxpayers availed the benefit of clause (86) of Part-IV of the Second Schedule of the Income Tax Ordinance 2001 involving an amount of Rs. 1.9 billion. The regulator has disclosed the names of cities where these beneficiaries availed the amnesty.

Out of the total amount, three persons of Lahore legalized an amount of Rs. 1.176 billion within the jurisdiction of the Large Tax Office (LTO) Lahore. Five taxpayers of Corporate Tax Office Lahore availed the benefit of the scheme involving an amount of Rs. 352 million. In Karachi, six taxpayers availed the scheme within the jurisdiction of Corporate Tax Office Karachi involving an amount of Rs. 450 million. The rest of the taxpayers belong to Gujranwala and Sukkur.

The PIC order was issued after a tax lawyer, Waheed Shahzad Butt, lodged a complaint against the FBR, alleging that the agency was trying to hide crucial information. The appellant, Waheed Shahzad Butt, had also previously approached the LHC and the Federal Tax Ombudsman seeking disclosure of information pertaining to companies and persons who availed the Clause 86 of Second Schedule to the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001, and the amount introduced under it at zero percent income tax.

Butt informed that the FBR finally agreed to adhere to the law and released the sacred information in accordance with the order issued by the PIC. These contributions have not only resulted in concrete action but have also strengthened the credibility and reputation of PIC.

Earlier, the PIC also issued notice for imposing a penalty to the extent of 100 days’ salary to the chairman of FBR for default on the part of FBR for hiding information about beneficiaries of the amnesty scheme issued during the tenure of Nawaz Sharif.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Another Scandal Emerges in CDA Land Department Over Plot Allocations

A new scandal has surfaced in the Capital Development Authority (CDA) Land Department, with allegations that officials favored certain individuals when allotting alternative plots.

According to reports, some officials may have accepted bribes in exchange for granting more expensive plots.

CDA Chairman, Captain (retd) Anwar ul Haq, has ordered an investigation into these concerning claims. A four-member committee has been tasked with shedding light on this shady affair, headed by Director Building Control, Shafi Marwat.

The other members of the committee are Tauqeer Nawaz, the Project Director of C-16, Manzoor Hussain, the Deputy Director of Security, and Riyaz Khan, the Additional Director.

The Land Department originally allotted plots in Sector I-11/2. However, it unexpectedly changed its decision and allotted plots in the more expensive Sector G-10/2 instead. Similarly, plots in Sector I-14 were allotted in Sector I-11 instead.

There is a significant difference in prices. Plots in Sector G-10 are much more expensive than those in Sector I-11. Meanwhile, plots in Sector I-11 are more expensive than those in Sector I-14.

The committee has a short deadline to finish its investigation into the plot allocation discrepancies. It must submit its findings to the Chairman of the CDA within a week. It will investigate records and find out who those responsible.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Saudi Arabia Wants to Reduce Number of Pakistani Hajj Operators By 95%

The Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony convened at Parliament House, with Senator Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri presiding over the meeting. The committee’s primary agenda was a critical discussion on a recent letter from Saudi Arabia proposing a drastic reduction in the number of Hajj operators in Pakistan, from 905 to a mere 46, a national daily has reported.

Caretaker Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Aneeq Ahmed, shed light on Saudi Arabia’s intention to enhance facilities for pilgrims, citing the letter’s distribution to all Muslim nations. However, the Senate Committee voiced concerns over the proposed reduction, recommending an exemption for Hajj operators in 2024 and urging an increase in the Saudi government’s suggested number to 100 operators.

During the session, officials provided insights into the 2023 Hajj, revealing a quota of 179,210 pilgrims, evenly split between the government and private sectors. Additionally, discussions revolved around the expansion of the Road to Makkah Project, potentially extending its reach from Islamabad Airport to Karachi and Lahore, aiming to accommodate more Hujjaj.

In an effort to enhance accessibility and manageability, the Ministry of Religious Affairs proposed a shorter duration for the Hajj pilgrimage in the coming year, giving pilgrims the flexibility to choose a duration lasting between 18 to 20 days. This move signifies a significant step towards facilitating a smoother and more accessible Hajj experience.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Govt Borrowing Crosses Rs. 1.6 Trillion In Less Than 3 Months

The net borrowing of the federal government to meet its financial requirements for running state affairs stood at Rs. 1.6 trillion in the ongoing quarter of the current fiscal year (FY24).

As per official data from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the government has borrowed over Rs. 1.6 trillion (cash basis) from the local banking sector during the first quarter i.e. till September 8, a big leap from Rs. 261 billion debt raised during the same period last year.

The government has taken Rs. 98 billion net loan from SBP during the period in review. It is pertinent to mention here that the government can’t borrow directly from the central bank under the mandatory condition of the International Monetary Fund.

The government has also borrowed Rs. 1.5 trillion from scheduled banks during the first quarter of FY24 (till September 8) to bridge the budget deficit.

Overall, net government sector borrowing for budgetary support totaled Rs. 3.74 trillion in the entire FY23 against Rs. 3.13 trillion in FY22.

Source: Pro Pakistani