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Routemaster Announces Cooperation Agreement with GEAR Blockchain

TORONTO, March 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Routemaster Capital Inc. (TSX-V:RM) (“Routemaster” or the “Company”) announces that it has entered into a partnership with GEAR Blockchain Inc. (“GEAR”), a privately held company focused on the energy-intensive cryptocurrency mining space (the “Transaction”). GEAR is currently working to launching its own token network via an initial coin offering (“ICO”) in Barbados. Pursuant to the agreement among Routemaster and GEAR dated February 26, 2018, Routemaster will provide GEAR with management consulting services and up to US$2 million in cash to be used by GEAR for the launch of its ICO. Routemaster will not be issuing any shares to GEAR pursuant to the Transaction. As consideration for Routemaster’s financial and management support, Routemaster will be issued 10% of the GEAR tokens issued pursuant to the proposed ICO. The term of the agreement is for one year.

Routemaster has no assurance that it will receive any return on this investment.

GEAR is in the early stages of preparing a White Paper for its token network. The White Paper is a pivotal component of the ICO which is currently in its initial stages. Given the current stage of the ICO, GEAR has not yet received any firm commitments from investors to acquire tokens. The ICO is at a preliminary stage and there can be no assurances on when or if the ICO will be completed; if an active and liquid market will develop for the tokens; or if the tokens received by Routemaster will have any value.

The Transaction follows Routemaster’s recently announced investment into Pinedale Springs LLC (“Pinedale”), a company that successfully operates solar powered cryptocurrency mining facilities located in Cary, North Carolina (see Press Release dated December 14, 2017).

The proposed GEAR network is an innovative platform that will try to support the green and renewable energy sector by:

  • Building a cryptocurrency mining network through the allocation of mining proceeds toward scaling and expansion
  • Accelerating the offset of conventional energy in the blockchain industry and cryptocurrency mining process
  • Decentralizing and democratizing the cryptocurrency mining space via GEAR’s token network which utilizes voting rights and green hashing power tokenization
  • Investing in the green energy and renewable sector accelerating global adoption

There can be no assurances that GEAR will be able to complete any of its planned investments into the blockchain and cryptocurrency mining space.

Routemaster has consultants and a director who are experienced in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors and Routemaster will provide management expertise to assist GEAR with the launch of its ICO. Routemaster and GEAR are arm’s length parties. The GEAR team is comprised of highly talented and experienced experts across a multitude of backgrounds, including finance, marketing, blockchain and technology. Mr. Orlando Bustos, a consultant for the Forbes & Manhattan Group, is an insider of GEAR. GEAR is incorporated in Barbados and will comply with all applicable securities laws.

Background

The global cryptocurrency market has seen recent exponential growth however this comes with an enormous amount of energy usage due to the intensive energy requirements of the proof-of-work system utilized by mining operations of the most popular cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and Ethereum. The Bitcoin network alone currently consumes 50TWh per year in its mining process, mostly powered by dirty fossil fuels such as coal which has a massive carbon footprint. Furthermore, much of mining computing power is concentrated into the hands of a small number of entities, which runs counter to blockchain’s decentralized fundamentals. GEAR recognizes and acknowledges that these are issues that threaten the security of the blockchain industry and cryptocurrencies.

GEAR is developing a unique mining platform with an innovative token network that provides security to the blockchain industry and cryptocurrency network by deploying hashing power using renewable energy and bringing decentralization to the cryptocurrency mining process, all in a manner that drives substantial value to the network, tokenholders and partners.

The GEAR Network

The GEAR network will be comprised of globally located clean energy farms, including, but not limited to, solar, wind, tidal and biomass. Energy produced will mainly be used for cryptocurrency mining but will also have a number of other use cases including grid sales and inputs into datacentres.

A key feature of the GEAR network is its decentralized system and green hashing power tokenization which provides tokenholders voting and comment rights to network operations, allowing participants to influence the growth of the platform and its initiatives. GEAR tokenholders are therefore able to, but not limited to, selectively allocate network proceeds or hashing power toward the expansion of a particular green energy farm or toward specific research and development projects.

Fred Leigh, President and CEO of Routemaster stated, “As a believer in blockchain technology and its applications, Routemaster is pleased to partner with GEAR and leverage its unique GEAR network and mining platform and we look forward to helping GEAR launch its green token”

Routemaster Continues Focus on Blockchain and Green Energy Technologies

Through this partnership with GEAR, Routemaster affirms its position as a diversified investment vehicle committed to partnering with, and advancing, companies on the edge of blockchain technology and its applications, particularly those supporting environmental wellbeing and innovation in green energy and renewables.

About Routemaster Capital Inc.:

Routemaster Capital Inc. is a Canadian investment company that carries on business with the objective of enhancing shareholder value.

For further information please contact

Fred Leigh
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +1 (416) 861-5933

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the Transaction and GEAR, the impact of the Transaction on the Company, GEARs ability to complete the White Paper and ICO, the valuation and liquidity of the GEAR tokens, the blockchain/cryptocurrency industry and the sustainability thereof, the Companys ability to identify accretive investments and the Companys ability to attract required financing. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from results contemplated by the forward-looking statements. When relying on forward-looking statements to make decisions, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, oral or written, made by itself or on its behalf, except as required by applicable law.

NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.

Lonsin Capital and its affiliates submitted an indication of interest to acquire the majority of APWC

LONDON, March 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LONSIN Capital Limited, together with its affiliates, representing over 5% of the shares outstanding of Asia Pacific Wire and Cable (“APWC”, ticker “APWC US”) on February 23, 2018 wrote to the Board of Directors of the Company and to the Board of Directors of the main Shareholder Pacific Electric Wire and Cable Co. the intention of interest to acquire a majority of APWC US at US$4.00 per share.

The proposal would represent a 62% premium to February 22, 2018 ’s close of $2.475 and a 47% premium to the five-year average closing price on NASDAQ.

LONSIN has expressed concern to the management, both orally and in writing, concerning the failure of the Company to take sufficient action to enhance shareholder value and to include an additional independent director on the Company’s board of directors over time. On May 18, 2016 LONSIN wrote a requisitioned, open letter to the Board of Directors of APWC asking the Board to consider a range of measures that could help deliver enhanced shareholder value without much cost to the Company. The Board responded by stating that they “took very seriously concerns about shareholder value.”

Almost two years later, it is clear that this statement by the APWC Board is questionable. The share price is still at a massive discount to book value, to cash per share and to the market value of the majority stake in listed subsidiary, Charoong Thai Wire (“CTW”) in Thailand.

In light of the underwhelming track record of the incumbent Board and Management of APWC over the short, medium and longer term, LONSIN believes that the acquisition of the majority stake would bring “fresh impetus” to APWC’s assets and “swiftly deliver enhanced value for all shareholders.”

A response received from the Board of PEWC’s US legal counsel, Michael Hagan, on February 27, 2018 states that the “LONSIN letter has been circulated to the board for their consideration.” The response goes on to state that “a substantive response to the LONSIN offer” will be issued in due course but it is unlikely to be before the March 8, 2018 owing to existing commitments of the directors.

Contacts:
Tel: +44 (0)20 3829 6883
Email: info@lonsincap.com

Nasdaq and Extraordinary Re Sign Market Technology Agreement

Extraordinary Re will leverage cloud and blockchain technology to power new insurance risk allocation platform

STOCKHOLM, Sweden and PRINCETON, N.J., March 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nasdaq Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and Extraordinary Re signed a new market technology agreement for Nasdaq to deliver matching engine technology via the Nasdaq Financial Framework architecture.  Extraordinary Re will deploy this technology through its patented Liquid Insurance Contract risk allocation platform. Extraordinary Re will also operate its system on a private cloud and leverage blockchain technology to transmit flow-through information to its participants. The go-live is targeted for summer 2018.

“The agreement with Nasdaq is an important milestone in our go-to-market plan,” said Will Dove, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Extraordinary Re. “Our innovative structure and technology will deliver new classes of risk to investors through a platform powered by Nasdaq’s market-leading technology.”

Extraordinary Re’s platform is embedded within a reinsurance entity. This allows Extraordinary Re to access a broad range of insurance liabilities to make them available for allocation among institutional investors. Extraordinary Re is creating a new pathway for insurers, reinsurers and managing general agencies around the world to access capacity from the Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) market. Extraordinary Re will enable its participants to reallocate insurance risks among themselves in a familiar format, powered by tested Nasdaq technology. By leveraging blockchain technology, Extraordinary Re will deliver granular and real-time data to its participants and expects to deploy other applications using this technology in the future.

“Extraordinary Re is helping bring a new way of thinking for institutional investors to the global reinsurance market and we are excited to work with them in bringing this vision alive through our technology,” said Paul McKeown, Senior Vice President, Market Technology, Nasdaq. “With the agility of the Nasdaq Financial Framework, we are able to provide a platform that can flexibly support new assets and new types of innovative markets, like Extraordinary Re. We look forward to expanding our relationship as they grow in this space.”

Nasdaq’s market infrastructure technologies, including trading, real-time risk, index, clearing, CSD and market surveillance systems are operated in more than 100 marketplaces, regulators, clearinghouses and central securities depositories across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean.

About Nasdaq
Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 90 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 3,900 total listings with a market value of approximately $12 trillion. To learn more, visit: http://business.nasdaq.com

About Extraordinary Re
Extraordinary Re is an InsurTech leader that is creating a liquid platform for $22 trillion in insurance liabilities. The company is building a system to handle a broad range of insurance liabilities and make them available and attractive to institutional investors.

Extraordinary Re solves three problems: For investors, it answers the need for uncorrelated returns. For insurers and reinsurers, it expands the ability to transfer risk to the capital markets.  And for consumers and businesses around the world who rely on insurance to protect them, it alleviates the insurance protection gap by increasing the availability and decreasing the cost of risk transfer.  To learn more, visit  https://www.extraordinaryre.com/.

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Nasdaq
Ryan Wells
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Direct: +44 (0) 20 3753 2231
Mobile:  +44 (0) 7809 596 390

Extraordinary Re
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du Collaborates with Cisco on IP Core Network Modernization and Expansion

New agile network is foundational for du’s rapid transformation into a digital ICT service provider; Supports plans for next-generation applications and services for the 5G era

BARCELONA, Spain, March 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mobile World Congress — UAE-based telco ‘du,’ from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), and Cisco announced a collaboration to build a future-proof network that is designed to support du’s rapid transformation into a digital service provider. The announcement was made to coincide with Mobile World Congress 2018, being held 26 February to 1 March this year.

Demand for more bandwidth is rising exponentially as consumers and businesses embrace new digital applications, services and technologies. In order to meet this demand, du is replacing its existing IP core network with a scalable and 5G-ready infrastructure that will reduce network complexity and enable it to become a more agile and flexible market player.

du selected Cisco IP core network to modernize, expand and complete a seamless migration to virtualised and native cloud architecture. The network modernization will increase the capacity of the core network to 24 terabytes per node, making du’s network ready for ultra-broadband services. This enables du to offer next-generation digital services pertaining to augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (AR), in addition to other new applications and services made possible by 5G.

Saleem Al Blooshi, EITC’s Chief Infrastructure Officer, said: “du is already supporting the realisation of the UAE’s Vision 2021 by empowering the digital economy and driving Dubai’s transformation into a smart city. 5G is going to play an important role in that. 5G is a phased approach and we will continue with trials until we officially launch it. With the deployment of a more scalable and agile network, we will be well-placed to support 5G, smart city services, the IoT and other new, innovative digital services.”

As both consumer and commercial 5G use cases gain traction, demand for mobile and ultra-fast broadband services continues to accelerate in the UAE. The expanded capacity of du’s network will help stimulate local innovation, particularly around the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI), smart city and IoT technologies, while supporting the country’s vision for a data-driven future.

Ali Amer, Cisco’s Managing Director of Global Service Provider for Middle East and Africa, added: “By working with Cisco, du’s 5G-ready network will deliver a more virtual and far more scalable infrastructure that forms the foundation for future solutions and new business opportunities.”

About du:
du is a vibrant and multiple award-winning telecommunications service provider serving 9 million individual customers with its mobile, fixedline, broadband internet, and Home services over its 4G LTE network. du also caters to over 100,000 UAE businesses with its vast range of ICT and managed services. Since its launch in 2007, du has many UAE firsts to its credit, including introduction of Pay by the Second® billing system, IPTV and self-service portal.

du is ideally placed to support the realisation of UAE Vision 2021 and transformation of Dubai into a Smart City. du is also the official strategic partner of the Smart Dubai Office and the platform provider for Smart Dubai. Following the successful testing of the Middle East’s first Internet of Things (IoT) network, du is on course to complete deployment of its IoT network in 2016.

Brand Finance ranked du as the 12th most valuable brand in the Middle East in 2016. du previously won the coveted Brand of the year title by Superbrands Middle East in 2013. The company has been recognised with several other awards such as ISO 27001 certification of Managed Security Services and having the distinction of opening UAE’s first LEED Platinum Certified Green Shop. du also has the unique distinction of the first telecom in the world to release Sustainability Report based on GRI-G4 guidelines in 2014. du is also credited with du’s world-class teleport is the largest of its kind in the Middle East and ranked among the top teleports in the world by World teleport Association.

du is 39.5 percent owned by Emirates Investment Authority, 19.75 percent by Mubadala Development Company PJSC, 19.5 percent by Emirates Communications and Technology LLC and the remaining by public shareholders. Listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), the company trades under the name ‘du’.

About Cisco
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ประกาศรายชื่อผู้ชนะรางวัล Stevie® Award ประจำปีครั้งที่ 12 ด้านการขายและการบริการลูกค้า

รางวัลการบริการลูกค้าและรางวัลการขายดีเด่นระดับโลกจัดขึ้นที่เมืองลาสเวกัส

FAIRFAX, Va., March 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — รายชื่อผู้ชนะรางวัล Stevie® Award ประจำปีครั้งที่ 12 ด้านการขายและการบริการลูกค้า หรือที่รู้จักกันในนามรางวัลการบริการลูกค้าและรางวัลการขายดีเด่นระดับโลก ได้รับการเปิดเผยในคืนวันศุกร์ที่งานกาล่าในเมืองลาสเวกัส รัฐเนวาดา โดยมีผู้บริหารกว่า 600 คนจากทั่วโลกเข้าร่วมงาน

สามารถดูรายชื่อผู้ชนะรางวัล Stevie ฉบับเต็มแบบแบ่งตามหมวดหมู่ได้ที่ http://www.StevieAwards.com/Sales

บริษัท DP DHL ที่ชนะรางวัล Stevie Award ระดับทอง เงิน และทองแดงจากการดำเนินงานในอาร์เจนตินา เลบานอน สหรัฐอเมริกา เวียดนาม และประเทศอื่นๆ เป็นองค์กรที่ได้รับรางวัลมากที่สุดในปีนี้ ทำให้ได้รับถ้วยรางวัล Grand Stevie Award ดีเด่นติดต่อกันเป็นปีที่ห้า บริษัทอื่นๆ ที่เป็นผู้ชนะรางวัล Grand Stevie Award รองลงมาตามลำดับ ได้แก่ IBM, HomeServe USA, VIZIO Inc., Sales Partnerships, Inc., John Hancock Financial Services, FIS, Carbonite, Visualize และ Delta VacationsStevie Award Winners Announced on February 23 in Las Vegas

IBM ชนะรางวัล Stevie Award ระดับทอง 10 รายการ มากที่สุดในการแข่งขันระหว่างผู้ชนะรางวัล Stevie ระดับทองปีพ.ศ. 2561 HomeServe USA ชนะหกรายการ ในขณะที่ Delta Vacations และ GNResound ชนะบริษัทละห้ารายการ Sales Partnerships, Inc. และ Vizio ชนะสี่รายการ DHL Express Bangladesh, FIS, Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company, Mercer Consumer, Runzheimer และ UPMC Health Plan ต่างก็ชนะสามรายการ ผู้ชนะ Stevie Award ระดับทองสองรายการ ได้แก่ Apptus, Birevim A.S., Carbonite, Comcast, Dell Technologies, Delta Airlines, DHL Express Vietnam, Gladly, GO Fuel Stations Inc., GuideWell Connect, Imparta Inc., ISN, John Hancock Financial Services, M Partners Ltd, MTM, Network Alliance, Samsung Electronics America, SAP America, ServiceNow, Sun Basket, TTEC, VXI Global Solutions และ Yapi Kredi Bank

บริษัทที่เป็นผู้นำในบรรดาบริษัทที่ชนะรางวัล Stevie ระดับทอง เงิน และทองแดงหลายรายการ ได้แก่ Albridge, Allianz Global Assistance, BlueCat Networks, Druva Inc., eMoney Advisor, iHeartMedia, Nuance Communications, Overstock.com, Response, Rimini Street, SmartLinx Solutions, Wells Fargo Treasury Management Client Delivery และ Wyndham Vacation Ownership
ผู้ชนะรายการ People’s Choice ของ Stevie® Award ด้านการบริการลูกค้ายอดเยี่ยมที่ตัดสินจากการลงคะแนนของประชาชนกว่า 124,000 เสียงซึ่งประกาศผลไปเมื่อวันที่ 15 กุมภาพันธ์ยังได้เข้าร่วมงานนี้ด้วยเช่นกัน
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รางวัลเหล่านี้จัดขึ้นโดย Stevie Award ซึ่งเป็นผู้จัดงานประกาศรางวัลขององค์กรธุรกิจชั้นนำระดับโลก รวมถึง International Business Award® และรางวัลธุรกิจแห่งอเมริกาอันทรงเกียรติ

มีการเสนอชื่อเข้าชิงโดยองค์กรทุกขนาดจากเกือบทุกภาคอุตสาหกรรมกว่า 2,500 รายชื่อที่ได้รับการประเมินในการแข่งขันปีนี้ การตัดสินผู้ผ่านเข้ารอบสุดท้ายจะใช้คะแนนเฉลี่ยจากคณะกรรมการตัดสินที่เชี่ยวชาญเฉพาะทางเจ็ดคณะจากกว่า 150 สาขาอาชีพทั่วโลก ผู้เข้าชิงจะได้รับการพิจารณาในรางวัล 89 หมวดหมู่ด้านความสำเร็จในการบริการลูกค้าและศูนย์การติดต่อ ซึ่งได้แก่ รางวัลศูนย์การติดต่อแห่งปี รางวัลนวัตกรรมการบริการลูกค้า และแผนกบริการลูกค้าแห่งปี รางวัลด้านความสำเร็จทางการขายและการพัฒนาธุรกิจ 60 หมวดหมู่ โดยเรียงจากรางวัลผู้บริหารฝ่ายขายอาวุโสแห่งปีไปจนถึงการฝึกอบรมการขาย หรือรางวัลผู้บริหารฝ่ายการพัฒนาธุรกิจไปจนถึงแผนกการขายแห่งปี และหมวดหมู่เพื่อให้รางวัลกับผู้ให้บริการผลิตภัณฑ์และการบริการและโซลูชั่นใหม่ๆ
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ผู้สนับสนุนรางวัล Stevie Award ประจำปีครั้งที่ 12 ด้านการขายและการบริการลูกค้า ได้แก่ HCL Financial Services, Rant & Rave, Sales Partnerships, Inc. และ ValueSelling Associates, Inc.
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Skybox Security Appoints Gerry Sillars to Lead Asia Pacific Region

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Skybox™ Security, a global leader in cybersecurity management, today announced that Gerry Sillars has joined the company as Vice President of Asia Pacific. In his role, Sillars will be the cornerstone of the company’s APAC operations, focusing on the continued expansion of Skybox’s footprint in the entire region, as well as evolving the company’s channel business. Skybox experienced 433 percent year-over-year growth in APAC for 2017 — including 350 percent growth in India.  Sillars will increase hiring in APAC to further support the needs of customers and build on the company’s foundation of business. He will also focus on expanding regional distribution through resellers, system integrators and managed security service providers.Gerry Sillars Skybox Security

“Gerry is exactly the right person to help us manage and continue our growth in APAC,” said Stewart Fox, EVP of worldwide sales for Skybox. “His extensive background and network will help take our service provider and systems integrator businesses to the next level, both of which are pivotal to Skybox’s go-to-market strategy.”

Sillars has more than 15 years of experience building scalable software businesses in APAC, including such companies as Commvault Systems, Alcatel Lucent and UpGuard.  As Commvault’s first employee in APAC, he established their business in the Australia / New Zealand region prior to building businesses throughout Asia — driving significant double and triple digit growth during his tenure. In his last two years, he served as the Worldwide VP of Commvault’s Cloud Solutions Group and built the Commvault Global Systems Integrator group in India where he developed the regional business from the ground up.

“I’m joining Skybox at an extremely exciting time,” said Sillars. “The Skybox platform serves a huge market need in this region, as there is a real thirst for solutions that simplify and automate day-to-day cybersecurity workflows and processes, especially as networks are increasing in size and getting more complex. Companies are quickly moving workloads to the cloud — or jumping to a cloud–first solution altogether. This is making the CISO’s job evermore challenging. They’re looking for a platform like Skybox that gives them a single view to their hybrid networks, and a way to easily manage and quickly address risk.”

Skybox also appointed a new Regional Sales Director for India and SAARC, Rahul Arora. Arora has a background in cloud networking that complements the company’s capabilities in virtual and multi-cloud environments. Prior to joining Skybox, Arora worked with Citrix as the director of cloud networking for India, running their Netscaler business in the region. Previous to that, he worked for SevOne Inc., as the regional director for India and SAARC where he built and ran Akamai’s Enterprise group in India.

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OmniComm Systems Records Significant Growth in China

Signs 11th TrialOne® Contract in China in 14 Months

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OmniComm Systems, Inc. (OTCQX:OMCM), a leading provider of patient-centric, clinical data management technology, signed four additional contracts in December 2017, to provide OmniComm’s proprietary TrialOne clinic automation solution to several major hospitals and contract research organizations (CROs) in China.

OmniComm now has a total of 11 TrialOne clients in China, which were all signed since December 2016, when TrialOne made its debut in that market. The deals were sparked by a strategic partnership with Tri-I Biotech (Shanghai) Inc., a market-leading China-based solutions provider to the life sciences sector.

Two years ago, OmniComm established a goal of developing a presence in the Chinese market, and to-date the company’s performance in that sector has exceeded expectations. The expanded footprint in the Asia-Pacific region includes OmniComm’s first contract for TrialMaster® in Japan, along with agreements for the use of TrialOne, TrialMaster and Promasys® in clinical studies.

“Our progression, from formulating a strategic plan two years ago to making very significant progress into the Chinese market today, has been very exciting,” said Kuno van der Post, Ph.D., chief commercial officer, OmniComm Systems. “We continue to work hard on supporting our partner and our clients to ensure they are as proficient and successful as possible.”

As a system that is compliant with global industry standards and best practices for BA/BE studies and Phase I clinical research, TrialOne allows user organizations to ensure the quality and integrity of the data collected and managed during the clinical trial process. TrialOne also enables users to comply with the Chinese FDA’s new regulation and approval process for generic drug production in China. TrialOne’s ability to facilitate users’ compliance with CFDA’s regulations aimed at harmonizing local practices to global standards was also a key factor influencing the adoption of TrialOne.

About OmniComm Systems, Inc.
OmniComm Systems, Inc. is a leading strategic software solutions provider to the life sciences industry. OmniComm is dedicated to helping the world’s pharmaceutical, biotechnology, contract research organizations (CROs), diagnostic and device firms, and academic medical centers maximize the value of their clinical research investments. Please visit www.omnicomm.com for more information.

For information about specific deals in China, please visit: http://www.omnicomm.com/blog/early-phase-research-hospitals-and-cros-sign-new-trialone-contracts-in-china

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Kuno van der Post, Ph.D.
OmniComm Systems, Inc.
+1.954.473.1254
kvanderpost@omnicomm.com