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The Patient Equation, a New Book by Medidata co-CEO Glen de Vries, Explores How the Digital Revolution Is Making Precision Medicine a Reality


The Patient Equation: The Precision Medicine Revolution in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond by Glen de Vries, the co-founder and co-CEO of Medidata, a Dassault Syst¨mes company, was released today by Wiley Publishers.

The Patient Equation chronicles how the breakthroughs in new data-driven approaches to treatment, and the algorithms working in the background, are increasing our understanding of disease at both molecular and holistic, patient levels. De Vries helped to invent the cloud-based, end-to-end platform for clinical research used by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies around the world. His insights into past innovations and current challenges formulate practical business techniques that will allow companies to deliver solutions faster, cheaper and more successfully.

For the first time in our history, we have the ability to collect and organize vast amounts of data in real time, including clinical, ˜omic, cognitive, and behavioral information. We have the opportunity to generate new evidence and insights, and ultimately deliver better treatments to more patients, for more conditions, at exactly the right time, said de Vries. We have been tracking and treating diseases in a single dimension for too long. But what if we take a multidimensional view? Can we diagnose and treat patients more effectively, and can we produce more effective and safer therapies by combining, and looking beyond, traditional information sources? Thats the essence of a patient equation – more and more diverse data will power the algorithms necessary for precise, personalized medicine.

As a result of breakthroughs in data analysis, we stand on the verge of a life science industry powered not by trial and error, but by a constant cycle of experimental evidence that begins in the laboratory; moves into clinical trial settings; and expands through analysis of the broad population. Each cycle will bring new insights, new applications, new refinements, and new successes. This has never been more important than during the current global pandemic.

The challenges posed by COVID-19 are heralding changes in healthcare, health delivery, and fueling innovation in the field of virtualized clinical trials that incorporate new evidence models, de Vries added. In order to propel health forward on all fronts and make precision medicine a reality, its imperative to adjust our mindset and create new approaches to both research, data acquisition, and caregiving.

The Patient Equation highlights the revolution occurring at the intersection of biological and technological advancements, including:

  • How COVID-19 is putting a spotlight on the fragility of the healthcare system, and is helping accelerate the development of digital, patient-centric technologies that integrate data and data sharing
  • How the unexpected potential of a smartphone, smartwatch and other wearables are changing the future of diagnostics and treatments
  • How artificial intelligence (AI) can leverage clinical information from one therapeutic area or disease to find treatments for another, incorporating diverse and surprising sources of information into predictive models

De Vries is donating all royalties from The Patient Equation to the Conquer Cancer Foundation. More information about the book may be found at Medidata Institute / Patient Equation.

Medidata is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dassault Syst¨mes, which with its 3DEXPERIENCE platform is positioned to lead the digital transformation of life sciences in the age of personalized medicine with the first end-to-end scientific and business platform, from research to commercialization.

About Glen de Vries

Glen de Vries is co-founder and co-CEO of Medidata, the most-used platform for clinical trials around the world. Medidata has powered tens of thousands of clinical trials, with millions of patients and billions of patient records. In 2019, in one of the largest healthcare technology acquisitions in history, Medidata became part of Dassault Syst¨mes. Glen has been driving Medidatas mission since the companys inception in 1999, powering smarter treatments and healthier people by advancing pharmaceutical business transformation with technology, non-traditional ways of thinking, and industry collaboration. Glens publications have appeared in Applied Clinical Trials, Cancer, The Journal of Urology, Molecular Diagnostics, and other journals. He serves as a trustee of Carnegie Mellon University, and is the author of The Patient Equation (Wiley Publishing, 2020).

Glen received his undergraduate degree in molecular biology and genetics from Carnegie Mellon University, worked as a research scientist at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and studied computer science at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematics. You can follow him on Twitter at @CaptainClinical.

About Medidata

Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of patients. Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 1,500 customers and partners access the world’s most-used platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Medidata, a Dassault Syst¨mes company (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers. Discover more at and follow us @Medidata, The Operating System for Life SciencesTM.

About Dassault Syst¨mes

Dassault Syst¨mes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, is a catalyst for human progress. We provide business and people with collaborative 3D virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating virtual experience twins of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers push the boundaries of innovation, learning and production. Dassault Syst¨mes brings value to more than 270,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit

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IT Tech Packaging, Inc. Advances Additional Orders Negotiation with One of Its Top 5 Customers


BAODING, China, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — IT Tech Packaging, Inc. (NYSE American: ITP) ("IT Tech Packaging" or "the Company"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of diversified paper products in North China, today announced that the Company is advancing negotiation with one of its top 5 customers, based in Shandong Province for orders of the paper products. The customer is currently ranked among the top 5 customers of the Company during the past couple of years.

Based on the negotiation, the Company and the customer will further cooperate on products supply and purchase in the next quarters and definitive new contracts are expected to be signed by the end of the year. Based on its increasing clients’ demand, the customer will continue to increase its purchase orders from the Company.

Mr. Zhenyong Liu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IT Tech Packaging commented, "We are pleased with the negotiation with the customer for further partnership. As Chinese economy recovers from the COVID-19 epidemic with an amazing pace, our top clients such as companies focusing on printing and packaging are also receiving amount of orders and some even have backlog of orders, so they push forward the negotiations for raw materials and increase purchase volume of our products. We appreciate their confidence in our products as well as efficiency of delivery. We hope the stable partnership between us will continue contributing considerable revenue stream in the upcoming quarters."

About IT Tech Packaging, Inc.

Founded in 1996, IT Tech Packaging, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of diversified paper products in North China. Using recycled paper as its primary raw material (with the exception of its tissue paper products), ITP produces and distributes three categories of paper products: corrugating medium paper, offset printing paper and tissue paper products. With production based in Baoding and Xingtai in North China’s Hebei Province, ITP is located strategically close to the Beijing and Tianjin region, home to a growing base of industrial and manufacturing activities and one of the largest markets for paper products consumption in the country. ITP has been listed on the NYSE American since December 2009.

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This press release may contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated, including risks outlined in the Company’s public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s latest annual report on Form 10-K. All information provided in this press release speaks as of the date hereof. Except as otherwise required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements.

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DevOps World 2020 Award Winners Announced


DEVOPS WORLD 2020CloudBees, Inc., the enterprise software delivery company, today announced the winners of its annual DevOps World Awards. Three sets of awards were given, honoring the outstanding achievements of CloudBees customers and contributors who have gone above and beyond in supporting the Jenkins and Jenkins X open source projects. The categories, which each have their own subcategories, include: CloudBees Innovation Awards, Jenkins Community Awards and Jenkins X Community Awards.


These awards honor companies that are achieving outstanding business results and returning value to their organizations using CloudBees solutions.

The winners are:

  • BNP Paribas CIB, for DevOps Automation Excellence. This award is presented to the customer that exemplifies the most outstanding automated DevOps process across a team or organization.
  • Capital One, for DevOps Scalability Achievement. This award is presented to the customer demonstrating the most outstanding highly-scaled continuous delivery and DevOps implementation across a team or organization.
  • Nationwide Building Society, for DevOps Rising Star. This award recognizes a company that has embarked on a DevOps transformation and has achieved impressive results right out of the gate, within the last year.
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Citizant (Prime Contractor), for Diversity in DevOps. This award recognizes an organization that has done two things: (1) Implemented diversity and inclusion practices within its DevOps community that embrace the uniqueness of all employees, and (2) Adopted practices that empower and celebrate team members to spur innovation and stronger business outcomes.

Every year, our panel comes away more impressed than ever by the innovative ways our customers are using technology to generate value across their software delivery systems, said Sacha Labourey, CEO and co-founder of CloudBees. This years award winners set a new standard for excellence and innovation in the use of DevOps.


These awards celebrate individual contributors and their efforts within the Jenkins and Jenkins X projects.

The 2020 Jenkins Community Award winners are:

  • Tim Jacomb, from the United Kingdom, was recognized as Most Valuable Jenkins Contributor. The award is presented to an individual who has contributed to the Jenkins project the most through new features, bug fixes or plugin development efforts.
  • James Holderness, from the United Kingdom, was named Jenkins Security MVP, honored for most consistently providing excellent security reports or resolving security issues.
  • Marky Jackson, from the United States, earned the title of Most Valuable Jenkins Advocate, recognizing the individual who helped advocate for Jenkins through organization of a local Jenkins Area Meet­up(s) and Jenkins-related events.

The 2020 Jenkins X Community Award winners are:

  • Ankit Mohapatra, from the United States, was named Most Valuable Jenkins X New Contributor, presented to an individual who did their first contribution since this award category was first introduced at DevOps World last year, in August 2019.
  • Terry Cox, from the United Kingdom, received the award for Most Innovative Jenkins X Implementation, presented to an innovative individual who has embraced Jenkins X.

The Jenkins and Jenkins X communities are among the most active, committed and dedicated advocates for technology youll find anywhere, said Tracy Miranda, executive director of the Continuous Delivery Foundation. We are proud to have the DevOps World 2020 Awards shine a light on just a few of the many amazing contributions these communities make day after day, year after year.

Additional Resources

  • The CloudBees Innovation Award winners will be announced during the Day 3 opening keynote, The Power of Community.
  • The Community Awards winners will be announced during a session called Jenkins and Jenkins X Community Awards, on Thursday, September 24, at 9am PST.
  • See event agenda here:

About CloudBees

CloudBees, the enterprise software delivery company, provides the industrys leading DevOps technology platform. CloudBees enables developers to focus on what they do best: Build stuff that matters, while providing peace of mind to management with powerful risk mitigation, compliance and governance tools. Used by many of the Fortune 100, CloudBees is helping thousands of companies harness the power of continuous everything and gets them on the fastest path from a great idea, to great software, to amazing customer experiences, to being a business that changes lives.

Backed by Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Verizon Ventures, Delta-v Capital, Golub Capital and Unusual Ventures, CloudBees was founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite team of continuous integration, continuous delivery and DevOps professionals. Follow CloudBees on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Latin America Is Considered One of the Best Regions to Invest After the Economic Crisis


The outlook for Latin America remains challenging due to increased Covid-19 related debt (USD 34.8bn YTD) and significant structural reforms being debated by congresses across the region. Even as economies are slowly starting to rebound, the region faces high levels of contagion. Credicorp Capital Asset Management (CCAM) sees volatility and increasing opportunities ahead in the region.

Dario Valdizan Head of Buy Side Research at Credicorp Capital expects that, China’s fixed asset investment related growth will be supportive of an increasing demand for copper and iron ore, favoring countries like Chile and Peru. On the demand front, we see a more efficient deployment of government assistance in Brazil combined with a higher penetration of e-commerce as supportive backdrop to consumer staples.

Furthermore, he stated that, Although we expect sovereigns credit metrics to deteriorate, we do not foresee Latin Americas sovereign bonds losing their Investment Grade (IG) with the exceptions of Mexico and Colombia (which we expect to lose their IGs in the next 18 months). On the Corporate debt front, he mentioned that Latin America corporations were well prepared for the crisis with low debt ratios and solid balance sheets. Latin America’s Corporate spreads are more attractive compared to those of US or other Emerging Markets, even after the fast recovery from their peak reached in March at 880bps. CCAM prefers names in the consumer non-discretionary industry and the utilities sector for their resilience during this crisis.

When dealing with Covid-19, two distinct tactics emerged in Latin America. On one hand, the proactive, centralized government approach used by the Andean countries (Chile, Colombia and Peru) entailed drastic lockdowns and constant communications with regards to Covid-19 associated risks. On the other hand, Brazil and Mexico implemented decentralized approaches led by governors. This was possible due to their federal government structures. While Brazil implemented a robust fiscal and monetary response, Mexicos response involved an expanded role of its Central Bank beyond that of lender of last resort. As both presidents minimized the possible dangers of the pandemic, neither country addressed the impending health consequences, which is reflected in the contagion and death levels.

As countries have started to reopen their economies, investors have turned their attention to measuring mobility indicators in an attempt to gauge the velocity of a potential recovery. Full economic recovery hinges on governments abilities to identify and reach those parts of their populations requiring assistance. Countries with mature digital, health, and government infrastructures are at a distinct advantage while those lacking in it are at risk of a permanent second wave until a vaccine is developed and distributed.

About us

Credicorp Capital is part of Credicorp Ltd., the leading and largest financial holding company in Peru with more than 130 years of history, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BAP) and has a market capitalization of USD 20.12 billion *.Credicorp Capital is one of the subsidiaries of the holding Credicorp Ltd., which groups together BCP, Prima, Pac­fico, Mibanco, Krealo and Credicorp Capital. It is also a holding company dedicated to providing financial services that arose from the consolidation of three leading Latin American corporations in Colombia, Chile and Peru. Additionally, it is a regional platform dedicated to providing financial advisory services. Today, it has a presence in 5 countries, Colombia, Chile, Peru, USA and United Kingdom, more than 1,500 employees and USD 30.7 billion ** of Assets Under Advisory/Management.

* Source: Credicorp / Information at the end of 2019, considering an exchange rate of USD 3.34

** Source: Credicorp Capital / Information at the end of 2019 (includes assets under custody managed by the Wealth Management team)

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