PharmaLedger Association Launches Digital Trust Ecosystem in Healthcare

photo PharmaLedger video release link BASEL, Switzerland, March 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The PharmaLedger Association™ (PLA), a not-for-profit based in Switzerland, announces the endorsement of its 3-year strategic plan to implement and promote a Digital Trust Ecosystem in healthcare (DTE-H) at its Annual General Meeting held in Lucerne, Switzerland on 1 March 2023. The member organizations also confirmed […]

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BASEL, Switzerland, March 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The PharmaLedger Association™ (PLA), a not-for-profit based in Switzerland, announces the endorsement of its 3-year strategic plan to implement and promote a Digital Trust Ecosystem in healthcare (DTE-H) at its Annual General Meeting held in Lucerne, Switzerland on 1 March 2023. The member organizations also confirmed the appointment of eight Directors to its board, delivering on PLA’s core value of “Ecosystem Leadership.”

Representing the diversity of healthcare, PLA’s founding members comprise of large and small pharmaceutical companies, research organizations, patient representative organizations, non-profit organizations, technology, and healthcare service providers. PLA has confirmed its mandate as a pre-competition umbrella organization delivering common and interoperable digital solutions in the areas of Product TrustDecentralized Clinical Trials, and Supply Chain Traceability.

  • Products & Project: In Q1 2023, PLA will release the first qualified product, electronic Product Information for implementation by its members.
    In Q2 2023, the Association will continue with the development of new products in its innovation xLab, including of a product digital twin, decentralized identities, and verifiable credentials to facilitate visibility, security, traceability, and trust in all areas of healthcare.
  • Governance & Compliance: PLA will leverage its capability to develop, qualify, launch, and maintain products in healthcare’s highly regulated environment by ensuring continuous adherence to antitrust, intellectual property, data privacy, and Computerized System Assurance guidelines.
  • Ecosystem Engagement & Growth: The association will continue to onboard new members and engage with authorities, trade associations and standards development organizations, ensuring growth and financial viability.
  • Platform Technology & Security: PLA will focus on easing adoption of new solutions with its members and users while maintaining the cybersecurity benefits of its architecture.

The formation of PLA and the endorsement of its mission by diverse members of healthcare is a major milestone. This paves the way for delivery of widely trusted blockchain-based platforms with new open-source healthcare solutions to create value for patients and ecosystem stakeholders. PLA is grateful to its 20 founding members and invites all healthcare related organizations to learn more and engage towards the realization of a trusted Healthcare 4.0.

“Blockchain is a team sport. PLA has started with a diverse and strong team of members with a common vision and who believe in real change. With PLA we have the right vehicle, resources, and roadmap to take patients to a better place in healthcare,” Daniel Fritz, Executive Director, PharmaLedger Association.

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PLA is the result of the successful completion of the PharmaLedger research project, a €22 million, 30-member consortium with 12 large pharma companies and 18 public partners, funded under the European Union (EU) and European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)’s Innovative Health Initiative.

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Contact – info@pharmaledger.org / www.pharmaledger.org

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National Development Fund Says Funds Provided to SMEs Exceed SAR 54 Billion in Biban 23 Forum

Riyadh, March 13, 2023, SPA – The National Development Fund (NDF) and its affiliate entities have participated in the Biban 23 Forum, which was organized by the Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority (Monshaat) in Riyadh between March 9 and 13,…

Riyadh, March 13, 2023, SPA – The National Development Fund (NDF) and its affiliate entities have participated in the Biban 23 Forum, which was organized by the Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority (Monshaat) in Riyadh between March 9 and 13, under the theme “Fostering Tangible Opportunities”.

At the forum, NDF said that the volume of funds provided by development institutions to SMEs exceeded SAR 54 billion in 2022.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Ministry of Investment Signs MoU in Field of Incentivizing Innovation and Deep Technology Investment

Riyadh, March 13, 2023, SPA — In the presence of the Minister of Investment, Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, the Ministry of Investment yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with BETA-Lab company, the fund and studio of developing c…

Riyadh, March 13, 2023, SPA -- In the presence of the Minister of Investment, Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, the Ministry of Investment yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with BETA-Lab company, the fund and studio of developing companies in the field of deep technology, aiming to incentivize investment and innovation of developing companies operating in the field of deep technology.

The MoU also aims to facilitating the entry of international entrepreneurship in the field of deep technologies into the Kingdom; transferring knowledge of deep technologies and developing innovation-incentivizing policies of deep technologies.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Minister of Commerce Honors Winners of Entrepreneurship World Cup in Biban 23

Riyadh, March 13, 2023, SPA — The Minister of Commerce, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority “Monsha’at”, Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi honored here yesterday the winners of the Entrepreneurship W…

Riyadh, March 13, 2023, SPA -- The Minister of Commerce, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority "Monsha'at", Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi honored here yesterday the winners of the Entrepreneurship World Cup, which is sponsored by Monsha'at, within the activities of the Biban 23 Forum.

The ceremony of honoring the winners took place in the presence of a number of entrepreneurs from around the world, where the Saudi White Helmet Company won the first place, while the NDR Medical project came in the second place, and the Hera Health project won the third place.

The competition aims to encourage entrepreneurs in various stages, such as the idea stage, the initial stage, and the stage of growth and expansion. This is to help participants launch, enhance and expand their projects, as the competition is the largest tournament of its kind in the world.

Before announcing the winners, the final stage of the qualifiers for the entrepreneurs took place, which consisted of several activities represented in presentations, dialogue sessions between international experts, and communication activities between the participants.

The top 100 companies from more than 50 countries around the world are competing for prizes worth $1 million.

Monsha'at, which is the organizer of the Entrepreneurship World Cup, has dedicated its efforts to supporting and empowering entrepreneurship to contribute to making positive change around the world.

Biban 23 Forum is one of the important activities that support the rapid development that the Kingdom is witnessing in the small and medium enterprises sector and entrepreneurship, and contributes to providing a stimulating environment in partnership with all enabling and supporting entities from the public and private sectors.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Presidency of Two Holy Mosques Affairs Organizes Field Tours to Monitor Services Provided for Visitors at the Grand Holy Mosque

Makkah, Mar 13, 2023, SPA — The General Presidency of the Grand Holy Mosque and the Prophet’s Holy Mosque Affairs organized yesterday field tours to monitor the services being provided for visitors of the Grand Holy Mosque.During the tour, Assistant U…

Makkah, Mar 13, 2023, SPA -- The General Presidency of the Grand Holy Mosque and the Prophet's Holy Mosque Affairs organized yesterday field tours to monitor the services being provided for visitors of the Grand Holy Mosque.

During the tour, Assistant Undersecretary for Executive and Development Affairs Mohammad Al-Nadawi discussed development plans, initiatives and programmes that would meet the needs of visitors of the Holy Grand Mosque and help them perform the rituals in a healthy and safe environment according to the highest standards of service.

Source: Saudi Press Agency