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NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158) ("UBIC" or "the Company"), a leading provider of international litigation support and big-data analysis services, today announced that it will work together with M3 Inc. (TSE:2413) to develop services using artificial intelligence (AI) technology in the fields of healthcare and pharmaceuticals. As the first step of the business partnership, Mediscience Planning Inc. ("MPI"), a subsidiary of M3, and UBIC MEDICAL Inc., a UBIC subsidiary, will cooperate to provide the first AI-based pharmacovigilance ("PV") support service in Japan by combining MPI's expertise in PV and UBIC MEDICAL's AI technology. Pharmacovigilance refers to the science of, and activities related to, detecting, evaluating, understanding and preventing harmful side effects and various problems of pharmaceutical products. MPI is engaged as a contract research organization that supports various operations related to clinical drug trials conducted by pharmaceutical manufacturers, or implements such operations on their behalf on a contractual basis, while UBIC MEDICAL provides AI-based medical data analysis solution services. Through their partnership, M3 and UBIC aim to provide high-quality services that help to further enhance the safety of pharmaceuticals. The two companies will also consider developing a broad range of services in the field of healthcare and pharmaceuticals through AI-based data analysis. About UBIC, Inc. UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158) supports the analysis of big data based on behavior informatics by utilizing its technology, "VIRTUAL DATA SCIENTIST" or VDS. UBIC's VDS technology is driven by UBIC AI based on knowledge acquired through its litigation support services. The VDS incorporates experts' tacit knowledge, including their experiences and intuitions, and utilizes that knowledge for big data analysis. UBIC continues to expand its business operations by applying VDS to new fields such as healthcare and marketing. UBIC was founded in 2003 as a provider of e-discovery and international litigation support services. These services include the preservation, investigation and analysis of evidence materials contained in electronic data, and computer forensic investigation. UBIC provides e-discovery and litigation support by making full use of its data analysis platform, "Lit i View®", and its Predictive Coding technology adapted to Asian languages.