Impact BioMedical to Begin Efficacy Testing of Pan-Coronavirus Vaccine Under New Wholly Owned Subsidiary Innate Immune, Inc.

Rochester, N.Y., Oct 2, 2020 – (ACN 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 its wholly owned subsidiary Impact BioMedical, Inc. ("Impact BioMedical") has formed a new wholly owned subsidiary, Innate Immune, Inc. ("Innate Immune"), to initiate efficacy testing of a pancoronavirus vaccine, a special type of vaccine designed to protect against multiple coronaviruses.

"Highly pathogenic human coronaviruses are continuously emerging and remain a major threat to human health," stated Daryl Thompson, Impact BioLife's Director of Scientific Initiatives and founder of advanced research company GRDG Sciences, LLC ("GRDG"). Impact BioLife is a wholly owned subsidiary of Impact BioMedical. "Our pan-coronavirus vaccine is designed to allow us to not only protect against COVID-19, which is likely here to stay, but also allow for us to quickly respond to any outbreaks of a virus of this type in the future."

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses and are common throughout the world. There are currently seven known human coronaviruses that can make people sick. Common human coronaviruses, including types 229E, NL63, OC43, and HKU1, usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, while MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and now SARS-CoV2 can cause more severe pulmonary diseases.

"COVID-19 has already cost more than one million lives and continues to disrupt the $133 trillion global economy," commented Jason Grady, COO of DSS. "A successful pan-coronavirus vaccine could save countless lives while lessening or even preventing the types of disruptions we have seen this year that have impacted nearly everyone on the planet."

Innate Immune's orally delivered pan-coronavirus vaccine has a well demonstrated safety profile and is designed to quickly be scaled for global distribution, ease of manufacturing, and high degree of stability. Innate Immune has gathered a globally recognized team of virologists to complete the research necessary to bring this vaccine to market.

"The need for a solution to COVID-19 and potential future human coronaviruses is clear. We believe this vaccine can provide that solution while remaining economically affordable, ensuring availability across the globe" stated Chan Heng Fai, Chairman of DSS.

GRDG's Chief Scientific Advisor Dr. Roscoe M. Moore, Jr., the former United States Assistant Surgeon General and former Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC commented, "This pan-coronavirus vaccine is designed to boost a human's innate ability to fight viruses such as SARS-CoV2 by activating all phases of the human immune system. If successful, it could allow us to prevent further deaths and global economic disruptions from coronaviruses."

GRDG is a specialized research team that focuses on developing solutions for biodefense under the guidelines of the Project BioShield Act, Event 201, and Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.

GRDG performs rapid analysis and research by using advanced algorithms and the most complete databases in the world. The team operates in a lean and efficient manner and when necessary utilizes the top contract research organizations to deliver solid results that are robust and accurate.

About Impact BioMedical, Inc.
Impact BioMedical, Inc. ("Impact BioMedical") is a wholly owned subsidiary of DSS. Impact BioMedical strives to leverage its scientific know-how and intellectual property rights to provide solutions that have been plaguing the biomedical field for decades. By tapping into the scientific expertise of GRDG Sciences, LLC, Impact BioMedical pledges to undertake a concerted effort in the R&D, drug discovery and development for the prevention, inhibition, and treatment of neurological, oncological and immuno related diseases. For more information on Impact BioMedical visit http://impbio.com/.

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.

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Holista Signs Agreement with Costanzo’s to Launch World’s Lowest Glycaemic Index (GI) Clean Label Bread

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Holista Colltech Limited (ASX: HCT, "Holista") and U.S. subsidiary, Holista Foods Inc., have entered into an agreement with leading U.S. breadmaker, Costanzo's Bakery, Inc. ("Costanzo's"), to manufacture the world's lowest Glycaemic Index (GI) clean label white bread using all-natural ingredients.

Under the exclusive three-year Licence and Commercialisation agreement, Costanzo's will purchase Holista's GI Lite™ Bread Premix which will be used to produce a range of healthier breads for the USA, Canada and Mexico.

Costanzo's, a third-generation Italian baker founded 87 years ago in New York City, produces and supplies bread products across the USA and Canada to supermarkets and other retail outlets.

The healthier bread was jointly developed by Holista and Constanzo's. The University of Sydney tested and validated this bread in July 2020 to have a GI reading of 46, which compares with GI readings of over 70 for most white breads.

Holista believes this is the world's lowest GI reading for clean-label (free of chemicals) white breads worldwide. This latest bread formula is significantly lower than the reading of 53 validated by the University of Sydney in 2016.

GI Lite™ is a patented formula made from a blend of okra, barley, lentils and fenugreek. When mixed with white flour, it lowers the GI reading of the final product without compromising taste, mouth-feel or food production methods.

Under the agreement, Holista will supply 165 tons of worth valued at US$1.9 million in the first year of the contract with Constanzo's. Over the next two years, shipment will increase to 220 tons (valued at US$2.2 million) annually.

"There is a large and untapped market for clean-label, all-natural, low-GI white bread and we are pleased to be able to offer our customers such a unique and healthy product," said Costanzo's CEO, Angelo Costanzo III.

"We are confident about the success of the GI Lite™ breads due to its superior taste and mouthfeel, which cannot be matched by other low GI breads in the market as they use chemicals and other artificial ingredients."

GI measures food products, ranking them between 0-100 according to the impact on blood sugar levels. The lower the GI, the more time it takes for glucose to be digested and absorbed into the bloodstream. Higher GI causes a spike in blood sugar levels, contributing to diabetes.

Dr Rajen Manicka, CEO of Holista, an Australia Securities Exchange ("ASX") listed company, commented:
"This is a breakthrough agreement for the North American market and we expect this to spur interest in other markets. We are excited to be bringing a healthier and better-tasting white bread product to the world, and we are currently pursuing opportunities in other countries."

"Providing the world's lowest low GI healthy clean label white bread has been our goal and vision," said Nadja Piatka, CEO of Holista Foods which is based in Buffalo, New York. "Costanzo's is a perfect partner to bring this important mission to fruition."

Holista Foods won the Award of Excellence under "Low Glycaemic Pasta" category for its spaghetti and linguine in the 2019 U.S.A. Taste Championships. Holista has also developed low-GI versions of flat-breads such as chappatis and tortillas.

About Holista Colltech Limited

Holista Colltech Ltd ("Holista") is a natural wellness company, that has the following main divisions:
– Dietary supplements
– Food Ingredients
– Ovine collagen
– Infection Control Solutions

Holista has a global collaboration with Global Infection Control Consultants LLC to use Path-Away®, a plant-based solution that is proven to kill a broad spectrum of microbes. The all-natural alcohol-free active ingredient is used in Holista's range of sanitising products under the NatShield™ brand.

Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange ("ASX"), Holista researches, develops, manufactures and markets health style products. Holista's suite of ingredients includes low GI baked products, reduced-sodium salts, low-fat fried foods and low-calorie sugar without compromising taste, odour and mouthfeel. Holista also produces sheep (ovine) collagen using patented extraction methods. For more information on Holista, please visit https://www.holistaco.com/

About Costanzo's Bakery Inc.

Costanzo's Bakery ("Costanzo") started in a small shop in 1933 along the Niagara River delivering Italian breads to "mom and pop" grocery stores throughout Buffalo, NY. As the business grew, and with the advent of the Supermarket, Costanzo's bread was soon found in every store throughout the region. In 1977, Angelo Costanzo's sons took over the bakery and eventually moved into a new location. As the business grew, the natural progression was to expand into the national marketplace by developing a line of frozen, fully-baked sub rolls and round rolls. This was the beginning of Costanzo's Bakery, Inc. Today, with the third generation of Costanzo's at the helm, the bakery services retail outlets and local routes in the Buffalo/Niagara region, as well as a national distribution network in the Foodservice, Deli/Bakery, and Retail businesses, with all products being produced and delivered from its bakery in Cheektowaga, NY. For more information on Costanzo, please visit https://costanzosbakery.com

About Holista Foods, Inc.

Holista Foods is dedicated to developing and delivering clean label ingredients, finished food products and recipe development. The company specializes in next-generation food research and development for improved taste and nutritional value. Under the leadership of Nadja Piatka, Holista Foods is embracing a philosophy of providing great tasting, nutritional food products that will be readily available to all consumers. Nadja's original passion for providing healthy food products to consumers has carried over to low GI food innovations for an even healthier nutritional outcome.

With the successful launch of the world's first low glycaemic noodles, spaghetti and linguine and low glycaemic bread, the company is working on new low glycaemic products.

Holista Foods is 74%-owned by LiteFood Inc of US and 26%-owned by Nadja Piatka and Nadja Foods. LiteFoods Inc is 53%-owned by Holista. Holista Foods, Inc. is based in Buffalo, NY. For more information on Holista Foods, Inc., please visit www.holistafoods.com

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Insumate(R)–Patented Peptide Sequence mcIRBP-19: a Boon for Diabetics Says Greenyn Biotechnology

TAIPEI, TW, Sep 28, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Taiwan's biotech is gradually emerging. During the COVID-19 epidemic, we had a chance to see the advanced medical equipment and the effective preventive measures taken at the community level. The government took precautions, while private companies were introducing high-quality biotechnology products made in Taiwan. In the post-pandemic period, the world may become more sensitive to the need to strengthen prevention and improve medical treatment. The Taiwan Greenyn Group has been developing health foods for the global market for over 20 years. On Sept. 8, Greenyn Biotechnology, a member of the Greenyn Group, presented clinical results for Insumate®–Patented Peptide Sequence: mcIRBP-19.



Taiwan Greenyn Group (L-R): CEO Luo Husan, Chairman Wu Chia-feng, and Dr. Hsu Pang-kuei displaying Insumate(R) research results.


Dr. Yang Yi-tien of Chung Shan Medical University Hospital (Center), holds trophy for outstanding results of randomized double-blind clinical trials.


Insumate(R)–Patented Peptide Sequence: mcIRBP-19, the naturally extracted product.



Mr. Wu Chia Feng, Chairman of Taiwan Greenyn Group, pointed out, "Greenyn Biotechnology was established in 2012 as a subsidiary of Taiwan Greenyn Corporation. The company has many experts in medical and food
biotechnology. Greenyn Biotechnology has invested heavily in research and development over the years, and finally, their products are receiving international recognition. The main goal of the company is to improve the quality of life for all people through preventive medicine."

Among chronic diseases, the health problems caused by diabetes are particularly pervasive, and growing at an alarming rate. According to data released by the International Diabetes Federation, 463 million people were living with diabetes at the end of 2019, with related medical expenses of US$760 billion. Each year, 4.2 million people die from diabetes and its complications. With insufficient action, these numbers will continue to spiral. China, Southeast Asia, and the Western Pacific Region account for 35% of all diabetics, one third of all confirmed cases.

As the company was being established nearly10 years earlier, researchers were already conducting trials on animal and human cells, and discovering that mcIRBP-19 had the potential to regulate blood sugar. Greenyn Biotechnology partnered with Chung Shan Medical University Hospital to conduct clinical trials on diabeties and functional food therapies. Professional medical teams worked tirelessly to carry out these trials, which finally obtained double approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Greenyn Biotechnology confirmed on a scientific basis that a highly active extract from bitter gourd correlated with human insulin receptors. Greenyn Biotechnology called the extract "Patented Peptide Sequence: mcIRBP-19", and the brand, "Insumate®."

Dr. Yang Yi-Tien of Chung Shan Medical University Hospital conducted the randomized double-blind clinical trial, which confirmed that Patented Peptide Sequence: mcIRBP-19 had outstanding results on diabetic patients who undertook adjuvant therapy. The trial was conducted on 29 diabetics who were long-term patients of hypoglycemic drugs of less effectiveness. Without breaking routine drug therapy, the diabetic trials were conducted for 3 months, concluding that fasting blood sugar and glycosylated hemoglobin in the therapy group were significantly reduced. Their liver function, kidney function, and hemoglobin remained unchanged. There were no side effects of hypoglycemia and allergic gastrointestinal discomfort, which usually occur to users of oral hypoglycemic drugs. As for the control group, there was no noticeable difference. The clinical results are being submitted to an International Journal.

The unique structure of Patented Peptide Sequence: mcIRBP-19 allows for use as a pathogenic target. These results have been published in the Science Citation Index (SCI). Dr. Hsu Pang-kuei, chief of research and development at Greenyn Biotechnology, has been conducting research for more than a decade. "After many years, we discovered that mcIRBP-19 has a hypoglycemic effect on insulin-like biological activities and can bind insulin receptors. Without stimulating insulin secretion, mcIRBP-19 can participate in the body's carbohydrate metabolism and regulate blood sugar. Besides insulin, mcIRBP-19 has been scientifically confirmed as a natural product able to bind insulin receptors to regulate blood sugar." said Dr. Hsu. Yet another clinical trial reported that 142 diabetics who were long-term users for hypoglycemic drugs took mcIRBP-19 for 3 months, and their blood sugar indexes and glycosylated hemoglobin were well regulated. These results were published in the world-famous Journal of Nutrition.

Insumate®: mcIRBP-19 functions to regulate blood sugar, processing at low temperatures with high activity, and passing toxicity tests. This biotechnology innovation has helped Greenyn Biotechnology in obtaining 19 patent certificates and recognition from the world's largest discovery exhibitions, the Discovery and New Products Expo (INPEX) in Pittsburgh, Pa, USA; International Discovery Exhibition of Geneva, Switzerland; and the Nuremberg International Expo (IENA) in Germany. An extensive summary of mcIRBP-19 has also been published in the Scientific Citation Index (SCI). Presently, many well-known international process manufacturers use ingredients provided by Greenyn Biotechnology to produce health foods. Greenyn Biotechnology attributes these achievements to its utmost efforts in recent years.

As Dr. Hsu pointed out, "There are many similar products on the market, called bitter melon peptide or peptide-related peptide. But under professional tests, they are only hydrolyzed water or bitter watermelon extract. They do not contain any ingredients able to regulate blood sugar as Insumate®: mcIRBP-19. The most important thing is that strictly selected ingredients must be certified and scientifically validated locally and internationally. Only after rigorous quality testing can the product achieve its medical purpose."

Mr. Yang Lihua, Secretary General of the Taiwan Functional Food Industry Association, said, "The Taiwan Greenyn philosophy is to rigorously pursue innovative R&D in precision medicine. We define precision medicine as a combination of prevention, healthcare, and clinical testing. Even with the support of scientific testing, improving medicine into a method of prevention takes a long time. With incredible investment and perseverance, Taiwan Greenyn has become a model for various Taiwanese industries due to continuous innovation. They have improved Taiwanese medicine into precision medicine."

To ensure excellent product quality, Greenwyn Biotechnology has developed a comprehensive, one-stop service solution in areas such as product development, market positioning, formula design, packaging design, manufacturing design, clinical planning, marketing planning and customer service. Greenyn is dedicated to creating new futures for tomorrow's healthy lifestyles.

Watch the "Insumate®–Natural Patented Peptide Sequence: mclRBP-19" video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RgZk1ZPCKo&t=462s

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Agilex Biolabs Develops World’s Most Accurate Cannabinoid Assay

ADELAIDE, AU, Sep 23, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Award-winning Agilex Biolabs, the Asia-Pacific region's leading bioanalytical laboratory for clinical trials, based in Australia, has developed the world's most accurate cannabinoid assay.

The announcement was made at BioPharm America (September 21-24, 2020).

The assay is already being used by 4 sponsors in drug development.

Agilex Biolabs CEO Jason Valentine said the company was now very much at the forefront of assay development for cannabis clinical trials, with more assays in the pipeline.

"We have developed a high sensitivity, quantitative assay for the detection of CBN, CBD and THC and metabolites in human plasma.

The Agilex Biolabs cannabinoids assay achieves >98% of ISR (Incurred Sample Reanalysis) samples within the acceptance criteria, which demonstrates that it is robust and reproducible.

The FDA and EMA criteria is 67% of samples within 20%.

This is the best-in-class because we have resolved interferences that over-state THC concentrations that can potentially skew reported data. The improved accuracy and sensitivity means we now have a precise low level assay for our clients.

This competes with anything in the world for accuracy, and cuts the risk of flawed results.

Due to high client demand a CBD and metabolites assay is in development and will be ready before end of the year."

Agilex is also now offering additional pharmacodynamics services that include immunobiology services using the latest state-of-the-art technology to support immunology, cell biology and mode of action assays, including:
– Immunophenotyping
– Receptor occupancy
– Cytokine release assays (whole blood or PBMC stimulation assays) and cytokine/biomarker profiling
– PBMC assays and cellular mechanism of action assays (eg: ADCC)

Agilex Biolabs, the only FDA-inspected lab of its type in the Asia-Pacific, offers bioanalysis for small molecules and biologics for PK, immunogenicity and biomarkers utilising the two platforms of LC-MS/MS and Immunoassay (MesoScale, Gyrolab).

The FDA-inspected facilities have more than 90 dedicated laboratory staff, and annually support more than 80 clinical trials. This year Agilex Biolabs will analyse more than 60,000 samples for pharma/biotechs from US, Europe and APAC.

By combining specialised expertise, technological innovation and a 20-year track record, Agilex Biolabs have supported hundreds of preclinical and clinical trials around the world.

Agilex Biolabs' world-class bioanalytical facilities have OECD GLP Recognition with NATA (Australian Government OECD GLP Compliance monitoring authority) and ISO 17025 Accreditation for global recognition.

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About Agilex Biolabs https://www.agilexbiolabs.com/

Agilex Biolabs, Australia's leading bioanalytical laboratory, has more than 20 years' experience in performing regulated bioanalysis, including quality method development, method validation and sample analysis services. We have successfully supported hundreds of preclinical and clinical trials around the world where customers choose Australia for the streamlined regulatory process and access to the world's most attractive R&D rebate of more than 40% on clinical trial work conducted in Australia.

We offer services for both small molecules and biologics for PK, immunogenicity (PD) and biomarker bioanalysis utilising the two platforms of LC-MS/MS and Immunoassay.

Agilex Biolabs operates a fully quality-assured laboratory ensuring that, within the principles of GLP, assays are validated to the latest FDA/EMA guidance and study samples are assayed and reported to the sponsor's desired format using WATSON LIMS. Laboratory certifications include OECD GLP and ISO/IEC17025.

Our highly experienced team consists of over 65 dedicated laboratory staff with over 15 years average industry experience across senior scientists. Expertise includes development of robust compliant PK and PD assays de novo or by method transfer.

Our laboratory is fitted with 7 SCIEX tandem mass spectrometers, 6 API 4000 and 1 QTRAP 5500 as our standard platform for LC-MS/MS analysis. For immunoassay, we employ the state-of -the-art systems of Meso Scale Discovery (MSD) and Gyrolab xPlore.

Agilex Biolabs owns a suite of validated biosimilar assays that have already supported biosimilar studies executed in the region. These assays include Avastin/Bevacizumab, Lucentis/Ranibizumab, Actemra/Tocilizumab, Xolair/Omalizumab, Herceptin/Trastuzumab and Solaris/Eculizumab. We would like to discuss how we can support companies with biosimilar pipelines looking to conduct trials in the region. Our validated biosimilar assays require less setup saving time and money.

Agilex Biolabs also have a suite of biomarker assays that have been developed to support studies in the areas of endocrinology (estrone, estradiol, progesterone, testosterone and others).

Recently, Agilex Biolabs has added a comprehensive cannabinoid assay to its suite of validated assays to support clinical trials. The fully validated assay includes the five cannabinoids THC, CBD, CBN and the two THC-metabolites OHTHC and COOHTHC.

Our LC-MS/MS experience includes NCEs, sugars, nucleotides, enantiomers, steroids, prodrugs, peptides, immunosuppressants, nanoparticles, neurotransmitters, oligonucleotides and polymeric mixtures.

Our biologics experience entails PK analysis using colorimetric, fluorescence or chemiluminescence detection for recombinant or fusion proteins, monoclonal antibodies, ADCs, immunogenicity testing, biomarker analysis and PBMC blood stimulation assays.

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Jacobson Pharma Submits Form A1 to Spin-off Its Branded Healthcare Business

HONG KONG, Sep 23, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Jacobson Pharma Corporation Limited ("Jacobson Pharma" or "the Group"; Stock Code: 2633.HK), a leading company engaged in the research, development, production, marketing and sale of essential medicines and branded healthcare products in Hong Kong, has today announced that its subsidiary, JBM (Healthcare) Limited ("JBM"), has submitted the application (Form A1) to apply for the listing of and permission to deal in its shares on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEX). The separate listing of JBM constitutes a proposed spin-off of JBM by the Group under the Listing Rules.

JBM is a Hong Kong-based branded healthcare company with product footprint covering Greater China, Southeast Asia and certain other countries. It is principally engaged in the manufacturing and trading of branded healthcare products, comprising consumer healthcare products and proprietary Chinese medicines. Currently, Jacobson Pharma indirectly holds 85.04% of JBM Shares. Upon completion of the proposed spin-off, Jacobson Pharma intends to hold not less than 50% of the shares of JBM and that the Group will still consolidate its accounts.

Jacobson Pharma considers the proposed spin-off will be in the interest of the Group and its Shareholders as a whole. The Group also believes that the proposed spin-off will better position itself and JBM for further growth in their respective businesses and deliver clear benefits to both due to the following reasons:

Enhance strategic and management focus
The nature of products offered under the Group's generic drug business and JBM's branded healthcare business is distinct and different and as such the two businesses require different business plans and strategic and management focus. The proposed spin-off will enable JBM to focus on sustaining its competence and competitiveness in brand and marketing management, as well as creating values through product portfolio management, while Jacobson Pharma will focus on strengthening its technical competence and in-licensing capabilities in pursuing first-to-file or first-to-market generic drugs.

Nimble branded healthcare company
Market demands and consumer preferences for branded healthcare products evolve rapidly. The proposed spin-off will allow JBM to become better focused and nimble, with the ability to quickly focus on and deliver consumer-preferred branded healthcare products.

Unlock value of branded healthcare business and enhance overall value of the Group
The proposed spin-off will allow investors to separately value the branded healthcare business of JBM and the retained business of the Group based on their distinct investment identities. The proposed spin-off will also enable Jacobson Pharma to benefit from the potential strategic value of JBM as its majority shareholder after the proposed spin-off, and may have the effect of enhancing the value of the Group as a whole.

Direct access to capital markets for JBM
The proposed spin-off will provide JBM with its own listing platform, and as a result, create an independent equity structure that will allow JBM to have direct and independent access to the capital markets for debt and equity fund raising to support its business growth, identify strategic partners and facilitate its ability to capitalize on unique growth opportunities, as well as pursue potential merger and acquisitions with its own resources.

Enhance risk management
In general, generic drugs and branded healthcare products have different risk management profiles and require different management skillsets and risk management systems. The proposed spin-off will allow the management of the two companies to better utilize risk management tools and internal control procedures to safeguard their respective businesses and assets.

Geographical segregation
The proposed spin-off will enable JBM to direct greater focus, effort and resources towards capturing demand from habitual and brand-loyal customers, especially from China and other Asian countries, in particular, through well-strategized brand promotions via both online and offline advertising and marketing campaigns. Synergies in terms of sharing of marketing campaigns, research findings and regulatory resources are also expected to be realized among various products and markets, while the branded healthcare business seeks to expand in its size, market share and geographical coverage.

Mr. Derek Sum, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jacobson Pharma, said, "This spin-off initiative will act as a catalyst for resetting both our capabilities and cost base, as well as delivering value-creation opportunities to both businesses. It is also a significant step forward in terms of shaping Jacobson into a company comprising two distinct enterprises: one that is intently focused on its core generic drugs and specialty medicines business, while the other is principally focused on consumer health and wellness product offerings. We are confident that the proposed spin-off will create growth opportunities and value for the shareholders of Jacobson Pharma and JBM in the long term."

About Jacobson Pharma Corporation Limited (Stock Code: 2633)
Jacobson Pharma is a leading generic drug company in Hong Kong. The Group also carries a portfolio of proprietary brands, notably Po Chai Pills, Ho Chai Kung TjiThung San, Contractubex Scar Gel, Flying Eagle Woodlok Oil, Tong Tai Chung Woodlok Oil, Doan's Ointment, Saplingtan, Shiling Oil and Col-gan Tablet, which have been widely recognised by the market. In the strategic expansion of its branded healthcare business platform, the Group has introduced health and wellness brands and products such as Dr. Freeman Flu/RSV Combo, SmartfishHealth Nutrition Products, Dr.Freeman Infection Control Product Series and Dr Freeman COVID-19 Rapid Test Kit, among other reputable brands represented in overseas markets such as Excilor and Weisen-U.

The Group aims at the continued strategic enrichment of both of its generic drug and branded healthcare portfolios through the addition of high value-added products. With its corporate headquarters based in Hong Kong, the Group has also established its operating subsidiaries in China, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore and Cambodia forming a regional commercial platform to tap the market potential in the Asia Pacific and Greater China region. Jacobson Pharma has been a constituent stock of MSCI Hong Kong Micro Cap Index since 1 June 2017. For more details about Jacobson Pharma, please visit the Group's website: http://www.jacobsonpharma.com

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Avance Clinical Announces Expanded eClinical Solutions for Biotech Clinical Trials at BioPharm America

ADELAIDE, AU, Sep 22, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – The leading Australian CRO for biotechs, and Frost & Sullivan 2020 Asia-Pacific CRO Market Leadership Award winner, Avance Clinical has expanded its eClinical solutions offering, with advanced digital clinical tools for enhanced patient engagement, visibility, data capture, and analysis. www.avancecro.com/eclinical-solutions

Avance Clinical made the announcement at BioPharm America (September 21-24, 2020)

Avance Clinical's biotech clients now have the option to deploy the latest eClinical solutions to maximise the value of study data and deliver real-time visibility on study progress.

Avance Clinical CEO Yvonne Lungershausen said:
"Our Data Management team works with eClinical leaders such as Medrio to offer regulatory compliant and patient centric tools for rapid start-up and continual data flow. These tools improve patient engagement and data collection and allow Sponsors to stay informed at every step with Sponsor visible portals."

The Avance Clinical eClinical services include the following:

eSource
– Direct data capture of source data on site
– Forms customised by Avance Clinical Data Management team
– Edit checks built into forms; instant firing of queries once data is entered
– Option for data to be collected off-line and synced when on-line is available
– Fully integrated with Medrio EDC, data visible for Sponsor review instantly
– Remote monitoring and data review on ongoing basis
– Avance Clinical provision of tablets if required

eConsent
– Electronic consent including patient sign-off and investigator confirmation
– Customisable to include animations, videos and questions as required
– Forms customised by Avance Clinical Data Management team
– Link via email to patient
– Compatible with any device and internet system (smart phones, tablet, laptop, desktop)
– Integrated with Medrio EDC
– Link can be shared with HREC as part of submission package

ePRO
– Electronic capture of patient reported outcome, including diary data, dosing compliance, questionnaires, VAS/Pain scales
– Forms customised by Avance Clinical Data Management team
– Link via email to patient
– Options for emails and reminders at set times during the day or week
– Timezone adjusted to patient's location
– Compatible with any device and internet system (smart phones, tablet, laptop, desktop)
– Fully integrated with Medrio EDC, data visible for Sponsor review instantly

Glynn Morrish, Avance Clinical Director Biometrics said:
"Direct electronic capture of study information and the complimentary suite of solutions offered by Avance Clinical allows the company and its clients to maximise clinical trial efficiency and flexibility while ensuring data integrity is preserved. Our highly trained and experienced biometrics team are excited to continue to work at the forefront of innovation and technology and provide services that offer stability and robustness to studies being conducted in an ever-changing global environment."

Avance Clinical is an Australian owned Contract Research Organisation that has been providing high-quality clinical research services fit for global regulatory standards to the local and international drug development industry for 20 years.

Considering Australia? Contact us about your next study. https://www.avancecro.com/eclinical-solutions/

About Avance Clinical www.avancecro.com

Australia's Avance Clinical has more than 20-years of experience and is now one of Australia's leading Contract Research Organizations.
Avance Clinical is committed to providing high-quality clinical research services with its highly-experienced team. The collective pool of knowledge and experience at Avance Clinical continually grows through the careful selection of experts who also demonstrate passion in their chosen field.
Avance Clinical offers high-quality services in an established clinical trial ecosystem, that includes world-class Investigators and Sites able to access specialized patient groups.
Other benefits include:
1. The Government R&D grant means up to 43.5% rebate on clinical trial spend
2. eClinical solutions – speed and continuity
3. Site Initiation Visit (SIV) and Study Start achieved in 5 – 6 weeks
4. No IND required for clinical trials
5. Full GMP material is not mandated for Phase I clinical trials
6. Established clinical trial environment with world-class Investigators and sites
7. Established healthy subject databases and specialized patient populations
8. Five independent Phase 1 facilities across Australia including hospital-based units for critical care
9. Major hospitals with world-class infrastructures and dedicated Clinical Trial Units with a long track-record in FDA compliant research
10. Seasonal studies: Northern hemisphere Sponsors can conduct their studies year-round by taking advantage of Australia's counter-flu and allergy seasons

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Impact BioMedical Demonstrates 10-Fold Reduction in Viral Population of COVID-19 in Surface Disinfectant Efficacy Testing of its 3F Antiviral Biofragrance

Rochester, N.Y., Sep 18, 2020 – (ACN 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 its wholly owned subsidiary Impact BioMedical, Inc. ("Impact BioMedical"), through its subsidiary Global BioLife, Inc. ("Global BioLife"), completed efficacy testing of its proprietary 3F Antiviral Biofragrance ("3F Biofragrance) at a biosafety level 3 containment facility at an independent university. The study demonstrated a 10-fold reduction in COVID-19 viral population on surfaces using 3F Biofragrance.

"We're extremely excited with the results of the study, which was based on a quantifiable, robust model and designed to treat high levels of the COVID-19 virus," stated Daryl Thompson, Global BioLife's Director of Scientific Initiatives and founder of advanced research company GRDG Sciences, LLC ("GRDG"). "As the world continues to battle COVID-19, common antimicrobial compounds have the potential to be overused, leading to new health concerns. We designed 3F Biofragrance to solve this issue through a multi-focal approach to inhibiting viruses that reduces the chances of developing resistance as seen with other antimicrobials."

3F Biofragrance was designed for the Open Air Defense Initiative, a strategy to protect locations where large numbers of people gather or transit such as airports, containment areas, train stations, convention centers, hospitals, and ports of entry. The Open Air Defense Initiative was created as a solution for Event 201, a pandemic exercise conducted in 2019 by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Event 201 highlighted areas where public/private partnerships are vital to respond to a severe pandemic. In addition to COVID-19, 3F Biofragrance is effective against E. coli, MRSA, Influenza, Rhinovirus, and Tuberculosis.

In the latest study, 3F Biofragrance demonstrated success as a surface disinfectant, killing the COVID-19 virus in concentrations as low as 1/5000 or 0.02%. In comparison, typical antimicrobial surface disinfectants have concentrations of 0.1% to 1.8%.

Impact BioLife is currently in joint development with multiple global cosmetics and consumer products companies for the commercialization of the 3F Biofragrance technology.

"3F Biofragrance has the potential to transform typical consumer products into weapons against the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses, and we look forward to providing updates on ongoing negotiations for global licensing and royalty agreements of this innovative technology," continued Thompson.

The global market for antimicrobial additives, estimated at $2.2 billion in 2020 and growing at a CAGR of 8.4%, is expected to reach $4.3 billion in 2027, according to Grandview Research, and the global fragrance ingredients market is expected to reach $16.1 billion by 2027, up from $13.6 billion in 2019, according to data from Allied Market Research.

GRDG's Chief Scientific Advisor Dr. Roscoe M. Moore, Jr., the former United States Assistant Surgeon General and former Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC commented, "This latest study affirms our belief that our 3F Biofragrance technology can play an important role in the battle against COVID-19 through a wide variety of consumer applications."

"As a result of the profound and unprecedented global experiences surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, consumers around the world now have a newly heightened awareness of the importance of microbial-resistant products and surfaces, and 3F Biofragrance could provide an extremely effective and safe alternative to meet this growing demand," added GRDG's Chief Strategy Advisor, Lieutenant Colonel William H. Lyerly Jr., retired U.S. Army Medical Service Corps Officer who also served as a senior official in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Executive Office of the President (White House).

GRDG is a specialized research team that focuses on developing solutions for biodefense under the guidelines of the Project BioShield Act, Event 201, and Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.

GRDG performs rapid analysis and research by using advanced algorithms and the most complete databases in the world. The team operates in a lean and efficient manner and when necessary utilizes the top contract research organizations to deliver solid results that are robust and accurate.

About Impact BioMedical, Inc.
Impact BioMedical, Inc. ("Impact BioMedical") is a wholly owned subsidiary of DSS. Impact BioMedical strives to leverage its scientific know-how and intellectual property rights to provide solutions that have been plaguing the biomedical field for decades. By tapping into the scientific expertise of GRDG Sciences, LLC, Impact BioMedical pledges to undertake a concerted effort in the R&D, drug discovery and development for the prevention, inhibition, and treatment of neurological, oncological and immuno related diseases. For more information on Impact BioMedical visit http://impbio.com/.

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.

Investor Contact:
Dave Gentry, CEO
RedChip Companies Inc.
407-491-4498
Dave@redchip.com

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Dyadic Announces Collaboration with Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine for Biologic Drug Development

LIANYUNGANG, CHINA and JUPITER, FL / ACCESSWIRE, Sep 17, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on further applying its proprietary C1 gene expression platform to accelerate development, lower production costs and improve the performance of biologic vaccines and drugs at flexible commercial scales, today announced collaboration with Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co., Ltd. ("Hengrui") (SSE:600276) to apply Dyadic's C1 technology to the development of selected Hengrui biologic drug(s).

"We are very excited to partner with Hengrui, one of the most innovative and inventive global biopharmaceutical companies. This collaboration also highlights the appeal of C1's value proposition, producing cell lines at higher expression levels and lower cost, to address global demand for more efficient biomanufacturing processes of biologic vaccines and drugs. We are looking forward to a successful collaboration with Hengrui," said Dyadic's CEO, Mark Emalfarb.

Dr. Lianshan Zhang, Hengrui's R&D President, commented, "We are interested in Dyadic's C1 technology, which has potential to help us produce biotherapeutics in a more cost-effective fashion. As a result, we are leveraging our combined expertise and working closely with Dyadic as we share their vision of creating biomedicines to benefit patients globally."

About Dyadic International, Inc.

Dyadic International, Inc. is a global biotechnology company which is developing what it believes will be a potentially significant biopharmaceutical gene expression platform based on the fungus Thermothelomyces heterothallica (formerly Myceliophthora thermophila), named C1. The C1 microorganism, which enables the development and large scale manufacture of low cost proteins, has the potential to be further developed into a safe and efficient expression system that may help speed up the development, lower production costs and improve the performance of biologic vaccines and drugs at flexible commercial scales. Dyadic is using the C1 technology and other technologies to conduct research, development and commercial activities for the development and manufacturing of human and animal vaccines and drugs, such as virus like particles (VLPs) and antigens, monoclonal antibodies, Fab antibody fragments, Fc-Fusion proteins, biosimilars and/or biobetters, and other therapeutic proteins. Certain other research activities are ongoing which include the exploration of using C1 to develop and produce certain metabolites and other biologic products. Dyadic pursues research and development collaborations, licensing arrangements and other commercial opportunities with its partners and collaborators to leverage the value and benefits of these technologies in development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals. In particular, as the aging population grows in developed and undeveloped countries, Dyadic believes the C1 technology may help bring biologic vaccines, drugs and other biologic products to market faster, in greater volumes, at lower cost, and with new properties to drug developers and manufacturers, and improve access and cost to patients and the healthcare system, but most importantly save lives.

Please visit Dyadic's website at http://www.dyadic.com for additional information, including details regarding Dyadic's plans for its biopharmaceutical business.

About Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co., Ltd. is a global biopharmaceutical company, headquartered in China, with 24,700 employees devoted to empowering healthier lives through research. With over $3.3 billion in revenue in 2019, Hengrui has 6 new molecular entities approved in China as well as 30 plus programs in clinical development in China, US, EU and Australia across oncology, anesthesiology & analgesics, autoimmune, and metabolic & cardiovascular therapeutic areas. Driven by internal R&D and global licensing and collaboration, Hengrui is committed to bringing high quality products to patients. For more information, please visit http://www.hrs.com.cn/index.html.

Safe Harbor Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including those regarding Dyadic International's expectations, intentions, strategies and beliefs pertaining to future events or future financial performance. Actual events or results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including those described in the Company's most recent filings with the SEC. Dyadic assumes no obligation to update publicly any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. For a more complete description of the risks that could cause our actual results to differ from our current expectations, please see the section entitled "Risk Factors" in Dyadic's annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC, as such factors may be updated from time to time in Dyadic's periodic filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC's website and at http://www.dyadic.com/.

Contact:
Ping W. Rawson
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (561) 743-8333
Email: prawson@dyadic.com

SOURCE: Dyadic International, Inc.

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NanoViricides Nominates a Novel Candidate for Advancing Into Clinical Trials for Treatment of COVID-19

SHELTON, CT / ACCESSWIRE, Sep 16, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – NanoViricides, Inc. (NYSE American:NNVC) (the "Company") a global leader in the development of highly effective antiviral therapies based on a novel nanomedicines platform, today announced that it has nominated a clinical drug candidate for the treatment of COVID-19, thus further advancing its COVID-19 program closer to human clinical trials.

The Company has accelerated its drug development program for COVID-19 with the goal of creating the most effective medicine to obtain regulatory approval for emergency use in the COVID-19 pandemic in the shortest timeline feasible, after achieving proof of concept of broad-spectrum anti-coronavirus effectiveness of test candidates.

The Company therefore aggressively worked to harness the full power of the nanoviricides® nanomedicine platform to achieve these objectives.

A curative treatment for a virus such as SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus would require a multi-faceted attack that shuts down (i) ability of the virus to infect host cells and simultaneously, (ii) ability of the virus to multiply inside the host cells. The nanoviricide® platform enables direct multi-point attack on the virus that is designed to disable the virus and its ability to infect new cells. At the same time, a nanoviricide is also capable of carrying payload in its "belly" (inside the micelle) that can be chosen to affect the ability of the virus to replicate. The nanoviricide is designed to protect the payload from metabolism in circulation. Thus, the nanoviricide platform provides an important opportunity to develop a curative treatment against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19 spectrum of pathologies.

The clinical candidate the Company has chosen is identified as NV-CoV-1-R. It is made up of a nanoviricide that we have found to possess broad-spectrum anti-coronavirus activity, now identified as NV-CoV-1, and remdesivir encapsulated inside the core of NV-CoV-1. NV-CoV-1 itself is designed to attack the virus particles themselves, and possibly would also attack infected cells that display the virus antigen S-protein, while sparing normal (uninfected) cells that do not display the S-protein. Additionally, remdesivir is widely understood to attack the replication cycle of the virus inside cells. Thus the combined attack enabled by NV-CoV-1-R on the virus could prove to be a cure for the infection and the disease, provided that the necessary dosage level can be attained without undue adverse effects. Human clinical trials will be required to determine the safety and effectiveness of NV-CoV-1-R.

Remdesivir is a well-known antiviral drug (developed by Gilead) that has been approved for emergency use treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection or COVID-19 in several countries. NV-CoV-1 is a novel agent that is being used as an adjuvant to remdesivir in creating NV-CoV-1-R, to improve the overall effectiveness. It is well known that remdesivir suffers from rapid metabolism in circulation that breaks down the prodrug to its nucleoside form which is not readily phosphorylated. The Company anticipates that encapsulation in NV-CoV-1 may protect remdesivir from this rapid metabolism. If this happens, the effective level and stability of remdesivir in the body would increase. This increase may lead to increased effectiveness if there are no adverse effects. Such increased effectiveness, if found, may also allow reduction in the required dosage of remdesivir in the encapsulated form, i.e. as NV-CoV-1-R. In this sense, NV-CoV-1 can be viewed to act as an adjuvant that enhances the effect of remdesivir, a known antiviral against SARS-CoV-2.

"This is an extremely important milestone for the Company," said Anil R. Diwan, PhD, President and Executive Chairman of the Company, adding, "We look forward to rapid development of the IND enabling core safety pharmacology studies and, thereafter, human clinical development on an accelerated timeline in these trying times of the pandemic."

About NanoViricides

NanoViricides, Inc. (the "Company")(www.nanoviricides.com) is a development stage company that is creating special purpose nanomaterials for antiviral therapy. The Company's novel nanoviricide® class of drug candidates are designed to specifically attack enveloped virus particles and to dismantle them. Our lead drug candidate is NV-HHV-101 with its first indication as dermal topical cream for the treatment of shingles rash. In addition, we have declared a clinical development candidate, namely NV-CoV-1-R, which encapsulates remdesivir inside NV-CoV-1, for the treatment of COVID-19. The Company cannot project an exact date for filing an IND for NV-CoV-1-R because of its dependence on a number of external collaborators and consultants.

The Company is now working on performing required safety pharmacology studies and completing an IND application for NV-CoV-1-R. The Company believes that since remdesivir already has an emergency use approval, NV-CoV-1-R is likely to be an approvable drug, if safety is comparable. Remdesivir is developed by Gilead. The Company has developed NV-CoV-1-R independently.

The Company intends to re-engage into an IND application to the US FDA for NV-HHV-101 drug candidate for the treatment of shingles once its COVID-19 project moves into clinical trials, based on resources availability. The NV-HHV-101 program was slowed down because of the effects of recent COVID-19 restrictions, and re-prioritization for COVID-19 drug development work.

The Company is also developing drugs against a number of viral diseases including oral and genital Herpes, viral diseases of the eye including EKC and herpes keratitis, H1N1 swine flu, H5N1 bird flu, seasonal Influenza, HIV, Hepatitis C, Rabies, Dengue fever, and Ebola virus, among others. NanoViricides' platform technology and programs are based on the TheraCour® nanomedicine technology of TheraCour, which TheraCour licenses from AllExcel. NanoViricides holds a worldwide exclusive perpetual license to this technology for several drugs with specific targeting mechanisms in perpetuity for the treatment of the following human viral diseases: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV/AIDS), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Rabies, Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1 and HSV-2), Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV), Influenza and Asian Bird Flu Virus, Dengue viruses, Japanese Encephalitis virus, West Nile Virus and Ebola/Marburg viruses. The Company has executed a Memorandum of Understanding with TheraCour that provides a limited license for research and development for drugs against human coronaviruses. The Company intends to obtain a full license and has begun the process for the same. The Company's technology is based on broad, exclusive, sub-licensable, field licenses to drugs developed in these areas from TheraCour Pharma, Inc. The Company's business model is based on licensing technology from TheraCour Pharma Inc. for specific application verticals of specific viruses, as established at its foundation in 2005.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company's current expectation regarding future events. Actual events could differ materially and substantially from those projected herein and depend on a number of factors. Certain statements in this release, and other written or oral statements made by NanoViricides, Inc. are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond the Company's control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the company's expectations include, but are not limited to, those factors that are disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in documents filed by the company from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities. Although it is not possible to predict or identify all such factors, they may include the following: demonstration and proof of principle in preclinical trials that a nanoviricide is safe and effective; successful development of our product candidates; our ability to seek and obtain regulatory approvals, including with respect to the indications we are seeking; the successful commercialization of our product candidates; and market acceptance of our products. FDA refers to US Food and Drug Administration. IND application refers to "Investigational New Drug" application. CMC refers to "Chemistry, Manufacture, and Controls".

CONTACT:
NanoViricides, Inc.
info@nanoviricides.com

Public Relations Contact:
MJ Clyburn
TraDigital IR
clyburn@tradigitalir.com

SOURCE: NanoViricides, Inc.

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Huge chance to innovate as online medical services take root, Platform makes name for itself in disease management during pandemic

HONG KONG, Sep 7, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Digital healthcare will play a major role in changing people's lives and health as the development of internet-based medical care in China grows, said Kuang Ming, CEO of Cloudr.

Founded in 2014, Cloudr is a smart medical service provider engaged in chronic disease management.

From favorable policies to market expansion, Cloudr has witnessed the progress of internet healthcare in China, Kuang said.

Currently, the information revolution has not affected the medical industry and digital technology plays a small part, Kuang said, which signals "a huge opportunity for enterprises to innovate".

Recently, Cloudr signed a cooperation agreement with Tianjin Economic and Technological Development Area to base its operation in the city, according to the company.

That move came after a forum focused on the high-growth Chinese enterprises held in Tianjin.

Cloudr was listed in a research report on the city's first batch of gazelle enterprises. Gazelle companies are fast-growing and have base revenues of at least $1 million and four years of sustained revenue growth.

In early August, the company was listed in the 2020 China's top 100 prospective unicorn companies released by China Internet Weekly. A unicorn is a startup valued at more than $1 billion.

As a developing medical innovation company, Cloudr has been dedicated to developing digital medical service products for the industrial chain covering hospitals, pharmaceutical enterprises and pharmacies.

Focused on using data and internet technology to innovate medical practices, the company has developed a system using data management for chronic diseases in hospitals.

It has proved to be more efficient than previous methods and frees up doctors' and nurses' time.

In 2019, the company continued to expand its system service through big data.

When applied to pharmacies, it helps doctors conduct online diagnoses and make prescriptions for patients.

"Big data technology will significantly promote drug research and development to improve data processing and sharing.

"The reform of technology changes the minds not only for patients but also for supervisory and medical practitioners," Kuang said.

He noted data has become a new resource of production and will play a key role in future medical devices.

To further improve its medical service with data analysis, the company has cooperated with China Electronics Corp to set up a big data center for chronic disease. It aims to increase treatment efficiency by providing information to the medical industry.

"Cloudr has a huge database of chronic diseases and strictly protects patients' privacy," Kuang said.

In addition, the company will devote itself to medical innovation and to further improve its services including online physical examination, diagnosis and express delivery, he said.

So far, Cloudr has cooperated with nearly 2,000 hospitals and more than 50,000 pharmacies.

It has provided its services to about 500 million patients with chronic diseases, according to the company.

In 2019, the company saw its revenue reach 1 billion yuan ($145.6 million).

With its advantages in technology, the company has also played its part in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

For example, the company installed its data management system in Wuhan's temporary Huoshenshan Hospital. It then organized a team with 100 computers for chronic disease management and other materials and sent them to Wuhan.

In addition, it launched platforms for patients' urgent enquiries. During the pandemic, the company said it received increased online enquiries, almost 15 times as much as the same period last year.

Despite the effects of COVID-19, Cloudr said it had maintained a steady growth throughout its businesses.

The development of connected hospitals helps complement the current medical service, said Lily Wang, product vice-president of the company.

"For internet-based companies like us, we can cooperate with the health management industry with a more open mind, advanced technologies and effective data analysis," Wang said.

"Relying on the trust of doctors and patients, we can provide more services based on data," she said.

Cloudr will continue to promote the establishment of industry standards around chronic disease data and cooperate with related forces to build a new environment for the management of chronic diseases through digital services, Wang added.

By LIANG KAIYAN
liangkaiyan@chinadaily.com.cn



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