While millions have been vaccinated for the virus, outbreaks continue. In fact, just this week, USA Today reported that, “In some states the increases were startling. New cases in Rhode Island almost tripled week over week, a USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins data shows. Maine and Vermont’s hikes were almost as large. New cases in Massachusetts, Alaska and Kentucky more than doubled their case counts in one week.” Worse, according to the World Health Organization, the uptick in cases can be attributed to low vaccination rates, lax mask rules, and the spread of the delta variant, which has now been found in 111 countries.
All of this might emphasize the ongoing need for SaaS companies involved in case management and contact tracing like Facedrive Inc. (TSXV:FD)(OTC:FDVRF) and Contakt World Technologies (CSE:HELP)(OTC:TLOOF)(FWB:B2I), which co-produced the award-winning podcast “Contakt World: Truth in Health” with iHeartMedia (Nasdaq: IHRM) and featured an exclusive interview with health equity leader Dr. Kyu Rhee, SVP of CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) to wrap their first season.
Recently recognized by Fast Company as a “World Changing Idea” with honorable mention in software and Covid-19 categories, Contakt World Technologies (CSE:HELP) (OTC:TLOOF) (FWB:B2I) built a solution for health agencies and providers in the mold of Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE:CRM) for disease case management and community engagement.
In addition, according to The Guardian, “The average number of new cases per day has tripled in the past 30 days in the United States, according to an analysis of Reuters data. In the month from June 18 to Sunday, it climbed from 12,004 to 32,136. And the average number of people hospitalized has gone up 21% over the past 30 days to over 19,000, up from 16,000. Deaths, which can lag weeks behind a rise in cases, rose 25% last week from the previous seven days with an average of 250 people dying a day.”
Look at Contakt World Technologies (CSE:HELP)(OTC:TLOOF)(FWB:B21) for example
Contakt World features a group of innovators with multi-sector experience converging to solve humanitarian and business problems with technology. To help, Contakt World develops and delivers SaaS solutions to improve disease case management, community engagement, and business efficiency for the public and private sectors.
In addition, Contakt World Technologies just announced the retention of biotech and pharmaceutical leader Sid Senroy as a member of its Board of Directors, as special advisor to Chief Visionary Officer Justin Beck, and as commercial advisor for international markets. The leading regulatory affairs and compliance firm owned by Mr. Senroy, RegDev, was also retained by Contakt World to develop supply chains for disease testing.
Justin Beck, CVO and founder of Contakt World, commented “we are humbled to have Mr. Senroy, an icon and visionary who has helped achieve regulatory approval for pharmaceuticals with more than $30B in annual sales, join us in several capacities. In addition to his service on our Board, I will work closely with Mr. Senroy to develop channels for our products and services, and toward innovation for Contakt World that solves challenges for humanity.”
Mr. Senroy added “I believe Contakt World is developing something special, from their team to their SaaS platform, Smart Health RM. I look forward to applying my personal experience, as well as my team at RegDev, to accelerate and realize our Company plans. The need to improve testing has never been more apparent than during the pandemic. Our success could save lives.”
INTEGRATED DISEASE TESTING & SUPPLY CHAINS
Contakt World engaged RegDev to source supply from multiple Covid-19 testing kit vendors with a vision of integrated disease testing, contact tracing, case management, and case monitoring via Smart Health RM. With seamless testing kit sales and results for disease cases, customers of Contakt World will be able to isolate cases without wasted administrative steps and disparate data silos which have led to countless deaths worldwide. While the initial engagement of RegDev is centered upon Covid-19 test kits, the Company intends to use these initial vendor relationships aligned by RegDev as a springboard for other disease testing integrated with Smart Health RM.
After disease testing supply and results are integrated with Smart Health RM, Contakt World will be positioned to link testing with strain sequencing, which will help the world understand variants and the factors influencing evolution and morphology in contagions. All these steps are intended to provide public and private markets with unique capacity to address the outbreak of any disease, which Contakt World envisions as the key to successful health infrastructure. Mr. Beck added “if we can buy and ship a package anywhere in the world in days as a society, we can find and trace disease cases successfully. We have to be bold, and we can’t settle for the way things have worked. We’re trying to disrupt the way we find, trace, and monitor disease cases forever.”
Mr. Senroy is a leader in the global biotech and pharmaceuticals industry, with an MBA from Pepperdine University. His expertise centers on helping companies pass compliance assessments, develop robust quality systems, and prepare for global health authority reviews and inspections.
As president and founder of RegDev, a global drug development consulting firm focused on regulatory compliance and processes, he has helped small to large, public and private pharmaceutical companies achieve their goals, including support of bioresearch monitoring inspections, and 30+ successful NDA / BLA Submissions / Review / Approvals leading to $30+ billion USD in annual sales from those products.
Other related developments from around the markets include:
iHeartMedia Inc., the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to podtrac, and Will Packer Media, a first-of-its-kind production and branded content company led by record-breaking Hollywood producer Will Packer, today debuted “The Lower Bottoms,” a new scripted and shadowy podcast series told through the voices that make-up a quickly gentrifying neighborhood in West Oakland, California. The ten-episode series is the first production from the recently-announced partnership between the two companies, which will introduce a slate of original scripted and unscripted podcasts to the iHeartPodcast Network. The official trailer for “The Lower Bottoms” is available today, with the first episode launching July 20 on iHeartRadio and all major podcast platforms.
CVS Health Corp.’s 2021 Health Care Insights Study reveals the long-lasting impacts of the pandemic but also highlights the resilience of patients, providers and the health care system, and growing interest in novel ways to engage with health care to achieve a more individualized experience. The study found people are starting to seek new avenues of care, using the last year as an opportunity to work on health goals and reexamine priorities. In fact, 77% of people said the pandemic has led them to pay more attention to their health in general, and 50% indicated previous stay-at-home orders helped them achieve their health goals.
Facedrive Inc. announced that, pursuant to a sales and support engagement, its wearable contact-tracing platform TraceSCAN will be deployed among staff members of TO Live, a city of Toronto agency managing and operating three of Toronto’s most iconic theatres. TO Live was seeking a comprehensive solution to mitigate the spread of CV-19 among stage technicians and construction workers at its venues and to ensure the adoption of adequate safety measures. TraceSCAN will provide TO Live with a complete record of all interactions among traced interactions and identify those at high risk.
Salesforce.com Inc., the global leader in CRM, today announced Advertising Sales Management for Media Cloud, a new industry-specific application for managing cross-channel advertising sales. With Advertising Sales Management, cross-channel planning and execution, automated client reporting and campaign optimization converge in a single platform to help drive revenue for publishers. Publishers such as online and print newspapers, social media platforms, streaming networks, television and radio stations, and retailers generate revenue by selling advertising campaigns to brands. As the number of channels for advertising increases, so does the complexity of managing available advertising inventory and tracking campaign results.
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