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Basanite, Inc. (BASA)

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Basanite, Inc. wholly owns Basanite Industries LLC, with principal interests in the manufacture of concrete reinforcement products made from basalt fiber reinforced polymers. Basanite Industries LLC manufactures BasaFlex™. This is an enhanced basalt rebar. It is engineered to add intrinsic value in a concrete structure through eliminating corrosion problems often associated with intervening products or elements, or naturally caused by the steel reinforcement itself.

Basanite, Inc. previously went by the name PayMeOn, Inc. It changed it corporate name to Basanite, Inc. in December of 2018. The Company has its headquarters in Pompano Beach, Florida. Basanite lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

BasaFlex BFRP Rebar benefits include it being stronger and considerably lighter than steel. There is reduced costs for handling and placing and it is 100 percent corrosion resistant. BasaFlex BFRP Rebar eliminates ongoing costs for maintenance and repair and it is a sustainable and eco-friendly 100-plus year product.

Additionally, this product has a similar thermal expansion coefficient as concrete. It is a first-rate choice in freeze/thaw environments. Moreover, BasaFlex BFRP Rebar is chemical, alkali, as well as UV resistant and is optimal for use in harsh applications. It is also non-conductive, non-magnetic, and has no RF interference.

This past November, Basanite Industries LLC announced that it continues to work with government agencies and industry leading precast manufacturers to raise the profile of basalt fiber reinforced polymer as the answer to eliminating corrosion in concrete structures.

Mr. Richard Krolewski, Basanite Chief Executive Officer, said in November, “In North America, and across the globe, the concrete industry is moving toward greater sustainability in manufacturing and increasing resiliency in structures. BFRP fits both of these profiles. Our BasaFlex™ reinforcement product has a low carbon footprint, and the non-corrosive aspects that make it highly resilient.”

Last month, Basanite Industries LLC announced that it received its permit to power up and commence all phases of calibration, material verification, as well as testing to produce BasaFlex™. The Basanite team has been working for nine months to get the Pompano Beach manufacturing plant ready for production. With permitting approved, the pultrusion machines that produce BasaFlex™ will now be calibrated, followed by testing and quality control operations in the pre-production process.

Basanite, Inc. (BASA), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.18, off by 5.2133%, on 142,235 volume with 22 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 67,654 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.079999998/$1.12999999.

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BioXyTran, Inc. (BIXT)

OTC Dynamics, Born2Invest, Proactive Investors, Investors Hangout, Drug Discovery Online, Stockopedia, TradingView, Financial Buzz, Nasdaq, Avise Analytics, Market Wire News, Wall Street Analyzer, Last10k, Stockwatch, GuruFocus, Biospace, Simply Wall St, and Wallet Investor reported beforehand on BioXyTran, Inc. (BIXT), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

BioXyTran, Inc. concentrates on developing treatments for stroke and Ischemia. An early stage pharmaceutical business, it focuses on the development, manufacture, as well as commercialization of various therapeutic drugs to address hypoxia in humans. The Company’s lead pharmaceutical drug candidate is BXT-25. OTCQB-listed, BioXyTran is based in Newton, Massachusetts.

The Company has its BXT-25 and BXT-252. The design of both drugs are to oxygenate ischemic (reduced blood flow) regions of the body and could provide sufferers valuable aid. BXT-25’s co-polymer proprietary chemical structure acts as the primary carrier of oxygen, instead of the Red Blood Cell that are blocked by the clot.

BXT-25 construct substantially reduces methemoglobin formation and nitric oxide scavenging, which may contribute to an assortment of disorders. These disorders include renal failure, vasoconstriction, hypertension, myocardial infarction, and also related toxicity issues. Furthermore, BXT-25’s small size, roughly 1/5,000th that of a red blood cell, enables it to perfuse constricted, ischemic capillaries that are inaccessible to red blood cells because of clots or other obstructions.

BXT-25, in testing, will undergo evaluation as a resuscitative agent to treat strokes, especially during the all-critical first hour following a stroke. In addition, this product will undergo evaluation for its efficacy in treating other brain trauma issues.

The design of BioXyTran’s BXT-252 is to treat chronic wounds resulting from ischemia caused by occlusion of capillaries. BXT-252 has the same modality and physical properties as BXT-25. However, its proprietary co-polymer can improve the healing of pressure and arterial ulcers. BXT-25 is based on a new molecule designed to reverse hypoxia in the brain.

Last month, BioXyTran announced that the Journal Mitochondrion released a peer reviewed article that evaluated a novel way to measure Brain Metabolic Score in real-time using a multiparametric approach to data interpretation. The article, entitled “Mitochondrial Function and Brain Metabolic Score in Ischemic Stroke: Evaluation of “Neuroprotectants” Safety and Efficacy” was published by Prof. Avraham Mayevsky.

The MDX viewer measures the Tissue Metabolic Score. In addition, it takes more parameters into account than Brain Metabolic Score. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved monitoring device – CritiView- was further developed by MDX Life Sciences to become the MDX Viewer. BioXyTran has an exclusive licensing agreement with MDX Life Sciences to measure brain cellular metabolism. The device in combination with BioXyTran’s planned compound BXT-25, or other drugs, could lead to a precise monitoring of brain tissue metabolism associated with tissue oxygen consumption among other parameters.

BioXyTran, Inc. (BIXT), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.155, off by 0.321543%, on 8,800 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 7,909 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.153500005/$1.95000004.

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Bragg Gaming Group, Inc. (BRGGF)

NetworkNewsWire, InvestorsHub, Wall Street Analyzer, Small Cap Power, Proactive Investors, OTC Markets, Simply Wall St, Dividend.com, Nasdaq, TradingView, Seeking Alpha, Stockwatch, Macroaxis, Wallmine, Dividend Investor, Barchart, Dividend Channel, Stockhouse, Morningstar, Proactive Investors, TMXmoney, InvestorX, and GlobeNewswire reported previously on Bragg Gaming Group, Inc. (BRGGF), and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQX-listed, Bragg Gaming Group, Inc. is a next generation gaming group with pioneering technology, top brands, and world-class management expertise. The Company’s portfolio includes ORYX Gaming, a unique B2B (Business to Business) gaming technology platform and casino content aggregator and GIVEMESPORT, a foremost sports media outlet and with over 26M fans, the number one Facebook Sport Publisher. Bragg Gaming Group has its corporate headquarters in Toronto, Ontario.

In 2018, Bragg Gaming Group was created via two initial acquisitions. The Company specializes in identifying online gaming opportunities with an emphasis on B2B and B2C (Business to Consumer) gaming companies. Bragg has built business relationships throughout Asia, Europe, Central America and North America.

The acquisition of Oryx is Bragg’s initial step on the road to the formation of a new international gaming group. The Company plans to follow this with other acquisitions in the gaming sector. This is as it positions Bragg Gaming Group as a next genera

tion gaming enterprise. Moreover, Bragg’s GIVEMESPORT, a sports media outlet, has a larger following on Facebook than ESPN and Sky Sports. This past December, Bragg Gaming Group announced that subsidiary ORYX Gaming considerably expanded its Colombian presence after launching FullReto.co. With the agreement, ORYX will provide Grupo Vinnare, parent company of FullReto.co, with ORYX’s complete turnkey solution. This includes its iGaming platform and its proprietary sportsbook, and also access to an extensive portfolio of casino content, including ORYX-exclusive proprietary titles and games, through the ORYX Hub platform.

Earlier this month, Bragg announced that GIVEMESPORT (GMS) was granted a vendor licence by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), enabling it to run affiliate traffic for New Jersey-licensed operators. This licence will permit GMS to direct users from its site to sportsbook websites that accept New Jersey registrations and deposits with a number of deals lined-up to go live over the next few months. GMS provides exclusive player and manager interviews, and provides fans with up-to-date features, match previews, as well as match reviews.

Bragg Gaming Group, Inc. (BRGGF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.141, off by 3.0928%, on 134 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 10,301 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.131099998/$0.60100001.

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EncounterCare Solutions, Inc. (ECSL)

OTC Markets, The Stock Market Watch, World Trading Data, EIN Presswire, Street Insider, Research Pool, Wallmine, Barchart, YCharts, GuruFocus, Equities.com, TradingView, InvestorsHub, TipRanks, Stockwatch, Wallet Investor, and GlobeNewswire reported earlier on EncounterCare Solutions, Inc. (ECSL), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

EncounterCare Solutions, Inc. is an Energy and Healthcare company. It operates its business by way of its Energy Division and its Healthcare Services Division. EncounterCare Solutions’ wholly-owned subsidiary is CyberFuels, Inc. EncounterCare previously went by the name Ecare Solutions, Inc. It changed its name to EncounterCare Solutions, Inc. in November of 2000. EncounterCare Solutions is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets.

EncounterCare Solutions’ Energy Division includes CyberFuels™, Inc. with its brand name EcoFlex 96™. CyberFuels' proprietary technology yielded notable fuel products sold under the brand name EcoFlex 96™. EcoFlex 96™ is available as blended fuel, and as a low cost high performance fuel replacement for E85. Moreover, under special circumstances, it is available as a premium fuel as a direct replacement for gasoline. The CyberFuels lines of products also includes its "Dynamo™" brands.

EncounterCare Solutions’ Healthcare Services includes Building Blocks Pediatric Home Health Services. This is a high-technology home care service solely for children - premature infants through adolescents. Building Blocks is the foremost provider of purely pediatric home care in the State of California. It provides a comprehensive set of pediatric and neonatal services. This includes skilled nursing, home infusion, medical equipment, and more.

This past November, EncounterCare Solutions announced that Champion Fuels and Promotions joined the sales team of its wholly-owned subsidiary CyberFuels, Inc. Champion Fuels and Promotions has more than 100 years of combined experience in sales, sales management and engineering experience in the trucking and construction industries.

Mr. Ron Yoder, President of Champion Fuels and Promotions, stated that the company has spent the past 18 months centered on engine additives for the trucking industry. In addition, Mr. Yoder added that the company’s strong background in sales engineering experience coupled with its broad customer list should prove very helpful in generating bulk sales for CyberFuels.

EncounterCare Solutions, Inc. (ECSL), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.23, up 1.7384%, on 139,042 volume with 21 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 29,127 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.163550004/$0.549000024.

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Excellon Resources, Inc. (EXLLF)

Proactive Investors, StreetWise Reports, HotStocked, Mexico Mining Center, GuruFocus, Resource World, Stockwatch, 4-Traders, Stockhouse, Wallet Investor, InvestorX, Northern Miner, Geology for Investors, Trading View, InvestorsHub, and Metals News reported beforehand on Excellon Resources, Inc. (EXLLF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Excellon Resources, Inc. is a silver mining and exploration company listed on the OTC Markets. Its 100 percent-owned Platosa Mine has been Mexico's highest-grade silver mine since production began in 2005. In 1996, Excellon was introduced to the La Platosa Project by Dr. Peter Megaw. Excellon Resources has its corporate office in Toronto, Ontario.

Excellon is focused on optimizing Platosa's cost and production profile and discovering further high-grade silver and carbonate replacement deposit (CRD) mineralization on the Platosa Project. The Platosa Mine is in a safe jurisdiction with grid power. A national highway runs through the property. It is 5km north of Bermejillo, Durango State, Mexico and is 20,969 hectares.

Also, Excellon Resources is focused on epithermal silver mineralization on the 100 percent-owned 45,000 hectare Evolution Property. The Evolution Property is in Miguel Auza, Zacatecas, Mexico. It is situated 220 km from the La Platosa Mine. There is a new exploration prospect on the underexplored northern strike of the legendary Fresnillo silver trend, the most prolific silver belt in the world.

In addition, Excellon Resources is focused on capitalizing on present market conditions through acquiring undervalued projects in the Americas. Moreover, Excellon Resources holds an option on the 164 km2 Silver City Project in Saxony, Germany. This is a high-grade epithermal silver district with 750 years of mining history and no modern exploration.

Yesterday, Excellon Resources announced Q4 and annual 2019 production results from the Platosa Mine in Durango, Mexico.

Mr. Brendan Cahill , President and Chief Executive Officer of Excellon Resources, stated, "We mined a record 74,876 tonnes from Platosa in 2019, the most in our 15-year operating history. At Miguel Auza, we processed record tonnage of 89,478 tonnes for the year and 26,226 tonnes for Q4 from Platosa and Hecla's San Sebastian Mine, demonstrating continued scalability in the milling operation. During the fourth quarter, flow sheet upgrades resulted in improved silver recoveries of over 91.7 percent. We expect zinc recoveries to further improve with ongoing upgrades."

Excellon Resources, Inc. (EXLLF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.676668, up 2.4478%, on 12,195 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 48,858 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.496100008/$1.14999997.

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Goliath Resources Limited (GOTRF)

Institutional Gold Research Group, Small Cap Power, Sector Newswire, Stockhouse, InvestorX, Mining Stock Education, StreetWise Reports, TMX Matrix, Junior Mining Network, InvestorIntel, Wallet Investor, Stockwatch, 321gold.com, Mining News Feed, Market Screener, Global Banking and Finance, GlobeNewswire, Canadian Mining and Energy, and TradingView reported previously on Goliath Resources Limited (GOTRF), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Goliath Resources Limited is a project generator of precious metals projects centered in the prolific Golden Triangle and surrounding area of northwestern British Columbia. The Company controls four highly prospective properties. These include Bingo, Golddigger, Lucky Strike and Copperhead covering greater than 52,000 hectares. Incorporated in 2017, Goliath Resources is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

Goliath Resources has four separate option agreements to acquire 100 percent of these four highly prospective properties. These funds are currently reserved for the newly drilled discovery of Au-Ag-Cu-Mo at the Lorne Creek Porphyry System on its Lucky Strike Property and High-Grade Polymetallic Gold Zone at the Sure Bet discovery on its Golddigger Property. All four properties have returned wide-ranging mineralization of high grade Gold, Silver and/or Copper from exposed bedrock in situ at surface.

In October 2019, Goliath Resources reported the original discovery of high-grade gold and polymetallic mineralization over a broad area on its 100 percent controlled Golddigger Property. The newly discovered area is referred to as the Sure Bet Zone. It measures 1550m by 1130m and remains open in all directions.

Goliath Resources’ Bingo property encompasses 989 Hectares. This property is only 10 kilometers from the historic Anyox historic mining camp, smelter, and power dam located in the Golden Triangle. The Company’s Golddigger property encompasses 18,587 hectares. It is positioned on tide water 30 kilometers southeast of Stewart, British Columbia in the Golden Triangle.

Goliath’s Lucky Strike property encompasses 31,511 hectares. Lucky Strike has logging road access. It is within a few kilometers to a major highway, power, rail and only 40 kilometers north of major infrastructure in Terrace, British Columbia. The Company’s Copperhead property encompasses 4,354 hectares and it is 6 kilometers to the nearest road and power-line. Copperhead is situated 35 kilometers southwest of Smithers, British Columbia and positioned south of the Golden Triangle region.

Goliath Resources Limited (GOTRF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0229, up 9.0476%, on 1,500 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 21,684 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0104/$0.106650002.

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TrueCar, Inc. (TRUE)

Zacks, Market Chameleon, Equities.com, StockTwits, Stockhouse, Investing.com, TMXmoney, Investor Place, MacroTrends, YCharts, Simply Wall St, Profit Confidential, Barchart, Seeking Alpha, GlobeNewswire, estimize, Nasdaq, and Morningstar reported earlier on TrueCar, Inc. (TRUE), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

TrueCar, Inc. is a digital automotive marketplace. It provides complete pricing transparency about what other people paid for their cars. TrueCar enables consumers to engage with TrueCar Certified Dealers who are committed to providing a premier purchase experience. The Company’s data and analytics wholly-owned subsidiary is ALG. ALG is the benchmark for forecasting future vehicle values. TrueCar lists on the NasdaqGS. Established in 2005, the Company is based in Santa Monica, California. TrueCar also has an office in Austin, Texas.

The Company operates its own branded site and its nationwide network of over 16,500 Certified Dealers. In addition, TrueCar powers car-buying programs for some of the largest U.S. membership and service organizations. These include USAA, AARP, American Express, AAA and Sam's Club. Almost half of all new car buyers engage with the TrueCar network during their purchasing process.

TrueCar’s ALG subsidiary is an industry authority on automotive residual value projections in the USA and Canada. ALG provides auto industry and financial services clients with market industry insights, residual value forecasts, consulting and vehicle portfolio management and risk services. Established in 1964, ALG has been publishing residual values for all cars, trucks, and SUVs in the USA for greater than 55 years and in Canada since 1981.

Earlier this month, ALG announced that it projects 16.9 million total new light vehicle sales for 2020. This represents a drop of 0.8 percent from the previous year. In January of 2019, ALG published its 2019 forecast of 17,049,661 million new vehicles and came in at only a 0.01 percent difference or 1,936 units, making it the most accurate publicly available forecast in the industry.

Yesterday, TrueCar announced that ALG projects total new vehicle sales will reach 1,099,510 units in January 2020. This represents a decrease of 2.9 percent from a year ago. January’s seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) for total light vehicle sales is an estimated 16.5 million units. Excluding fleet sales, ALG expects U.S. retail deliveries of new cars and light trucks to be 887,729 units. This represents a decrease of 0.8 percent from a year ago.

TrueCar, Inc. (TRUE), closed Wednesday's trading session at $3.55, off by 8.5052%, on 881,320 volume with 4,672 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,548,590 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.00999999/$10.3900003.

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Biotricity, Inc. (BTCY)

SmallCap Network, MarketWatch, Insider Financial, Stockhouse, Stock News Now, InvestorsHub, GuruFocus, 4-Traders, Morningstar, Finance Registrar, Barchart, The Street, Stockwatch,  SECFilings.com News, and Stockopedia reported beforehand on Biotricity, Inc. (BTCY), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Biotricity, Inc. is a medical diagnostic and consumer healthcare technology company headquartered in Redwood City, California. Its dedication is to deliver biometric remote monitoring solutions. The Company delivers these solutions to the medical and consumer markets. This includes diagnostic and post-diagnostic solutions for chronic conditions and lifestyle improvement. Biotricity’s vision is putting health management into the hands of the individual. The Company was named Best Remote Patient Monitoring Solution by MedTech Breakthrough on June 6, 2018. Biotricity lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

  Biotricity is working to support the self-management of critical and chronic conditions with the use of unique solutions to ease the increasing burden on the healthcare system. The Company’s Research and Development (R&D) continues to focus on the preventative healthcare market.

Biotricity has created two ECG monitoring devices. The design of these is to improve upon the tools and devices available in the present-day market. For Consumers, the Company has its Biolife. This is a preventative care solution that takes advantage of the expertise gained from the Company’s Bioflux described below. The design of Biolife is to help individuals in tracking their progress in real-time so they can stay motivated to make lifestyle changes. Biolife helps users make lifestyle changes through uniting medically relevant ECG data with social media interactivity and a lifestyle log. 

For Physicians, Biotricity has the above-mentioned Bioflux. This is a medical technology solution for physicians to test and diagnose patients, and benefit from an innovative system that provides ongoing active monitoring for up to 30 consecutive days.

Bioflux comprises an ECG monitoring device, software, and access to a monitoring lab. The Bioflux software component is an acquisition that is already Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared. It is a standard for ECG monitoring in hospitals and cardiac clinics. 

The Company is continuing to develop “Biopatch,” an ECG patch that it expects filing with the FDA by Q1 2019. Biopatch is an extension of Biotricity’s award-winning Bioflux device. Biopatch offers an alternative to the 3-lead system that is ideal for patients with less complicated cardiac conditions. The patch leverages the capabilities of Bioflux. It provides wireless arrhythmia monitoring for patients who are either at risk for, or diagnosed with, certain cardiac issues.

Recently, Biotricity provided an end of year update to its shareholders. Biotricity experienced a 211 percent growth in sales from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018. Furthermore, new device placements increased 182 percent from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018. The Company expects this sales growth to continue as the technology is introduced into additional territories in the U.S. Biotricity is currently concentrating on the growth of its commercial organization, sales growth, market expansion, and the development of new product applications this year.

Biotricity, Inc. (BTCY), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.10, up 22.9325%, on 374,777 volume with 474 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 66,620 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.260100007/$1.40999996.

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FISION Corp. (FSSN)

NetworkNewsWire, Penny Stock Tweets, Stockhouse, InvestorsHub, InvestorPoint, The Street, Wallet Investor, Market Screener, OTC Markets, Stockwatch, Dividend Investor, Investing, YCharts, Barchart, TradingView, MarketWatch, Business Wire, GuruFocus, and Capital Market Access reported earlier on FISION Corp. (FSSN), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

FISION Corp. is a cloud-based digital asset management and marketing automation company. It serves  enterprise clients in the healthcare, hospitality, financial/insurance, software, and technology industries. The Company is an effective sales enablement and marketing asset management tool. Established in 2011 and OTCQB-listed, FISION is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  FISION maximizes the brand potential of every sales interaction. The Company’s advanced, proprietary technology specializes in managing customers’ brand and marketing content. This enables marketing and sales people to quickly and easily create compelling, personalized, on-brand communications that increase revenue and profits.

FISION equips marketing and sales teams with a wide-ranging  set of enablement capabilities built to solve distributed marketing challenges. FISION’s solutions include simplified brand distribution, sales enablement, distributed & localized marketing, digital asset management, channel support, and measurement & analytics. FISION’s centralized, cloud-based library supports manifold different file types. It gives a client complete control over how company assets are stored, retrieved, and used.

FISION completed the acquisition of Volerro Corporation (Minneapolis, Minnesota-based) following the announcement of a definitive purchase agreement on April 25, 2017. Volerro is a leader in cloud-based content collaboration and agile marketing technology. Volerro enhances the FISION platform with complementary cloud-based collaboration, agile marketing, and sales enablement software.  Volerro’s ReVu.Me cloud app allows team members to work on the same document in real-time with integrated chat and voice conferencing.

In August 2018, FISION announced a merger agreement with Continuity Logic LLC. FISION's "front of the house" sales and marketing solution is complemented by Continuity Logic's "back of the house" enterprise integration & user-friendly application interface. This agreement in 2018 allowed both companies to immediately take advantage of each others customer base and sales pipeline, with no current overlapping of clients.

In October 2018, FISION announced it was named the #1 software company in Minnesota by Twin Cities Business (TBC) magazine. FISION is the category winner in the publication’s 2018 Best of Business Reader’s Choice Awards. FISION currently has greater than 65,000 users across 21 countries.

FISION Corp. (FSSN), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.008, up 23.0769%, on 163,300 volume with 10 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 97,074 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0037/$0.159999996.

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Nautilus Minerals, Inc. (NUSMF)

OTC Markets, PennyStockTweets, Stockhouse, Equities, Marketwired, InvestorsHub, Barchart, Junior Mining Network, The Street, MarketWatch, and YCharts reported previously on Nautilus Minerals, Inc. (NUSMF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Nautilus Minerals, Inc. is the first company to explore the ocean floor for polymetallic Seafloor Massive Sulphide (SMS) deposits. Nautilus is developing a production system utilizing existing technologies adapted from the offshore oil and gas industry, dredging and mining industries to enable the extraction of these high-grade SMS systems on a commercial scale.

Nautilus Minerals has offices in Brisbane, Australia; Canada; and in Kavieng, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, and Nuku'alofa, Tonga, South Pacific.

A seafloor resource exploration business, Nautilus explores and develops the ocean floor for copper, gold, silver, and zinc SMS deposits. Furthermore, the Company explores for manganese, nickel, copper, and cobalt nodule deposits. Nautilus has its copper-gold project named Solwara 1. It is under development in the territorial waters of Papua New Guinea (PNG).

The Solwara 1 deposit sits on the seafloor at a water depth of about 1600 meters. Solwara 1 contains a copper grade of approximately 7 percent. This compares with land-based copper mines, where the copper grade today averages 0.6 percent.

Gold grades of substantially more than 20 g/tonne have been recorded in some intercepts at Solwara 1. The average grade is roughly 6 g/tonne. Moreover, the Company holds highly prospective exploration acreage in the western Pacific (granted and under application), and in international waters in the Central Pacific.

Nautilus Minerals is currently negotiating the terms of an agreement with arm's length third parties. This would involve the establishment of a new joint venture company (the Vessel JV) to be owned by the third parties and Nautilus’ subsidiary, Nautilus Minerals Niugini Limited (NMN).

The purpose of the Vessel JV would be to fund the acquisition of the Production Support Vessel (PSV) that Nautilus had previously arranged to be obtained through MAC Goliath Pte Ltd (MAC) and the integration expenses of installing the mining equipment on the PSV. The Vessel JV would own and operate the fully integrated PSV.

Recently, Nautilus Minerals announced that it and Deep Sea Mining Finance Ltd. agreed to extend the maturity date of the existing secured loan facility that is currently due on February 8, 2019, for 28 days ending on March 8, 2019.

Nautilus continues to seek short and long term funding solutions. This is while assessing its options, including different restructuring options. Negotiations with various third parties continue.

Nautilus Minerals, Inc. (NUSMF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0074, up 23.3333%, on 32,785 volume with 7 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 656,081 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000001999/$0.0502.

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Blue Line Protection Group, Inc. (BLPG)

Penny Stock Tweets, Stockwolf, Marketwired, YCharts, Capital Cube, Awesome Penny Stocks, Barchart, New Cannabis Ventures, Marijuana Stocks, Cannabiznetwork, and Dividend Investor reported earlier on Blue Line Protection Group, Inc. (BLPG), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Blue Line Protection Group, Inc. provides consulting, armed security, compliance and investigations, transportation, and secure vaulting services to banks, businesses and government entities. The Company’s professional team consists chiefly of former military and law enforcement personnel with decades of experience in protection, investigations, logistics, and tactical industries. Blue Line Protection Group is based in Denver, Colorado and lists on the OTC Markets.

The Company works side-by-side with retail establishments. It lessens the risk of criminal activity and creates a secure retail experience through protecting businesses on-site and securing their assets on the road.

Blue Line helps retailers remain compliant with all applicable laws. Furthermore, it shows retail establishments how to protect their businesses through letting Blue Line assume the responsibility and liability for their protective services.

The Company serves banks and credit unions through providing currency processing and transportation solutions. Its risk mitigation services help financial institutions serving cash-intensive industries comply with federal “know your customer” mandates. Blue Line Protection Group announced in October of 2018 that its Cash In Transit (CIT) operations, including vaulting, processing, and tactical compliance, is now available in Arizona.

Blue Line acts on behalf of banks and credit unions through collecting cash sales revenue from their client locations. Upon collecting the currency, the Company transports it to one of its secure processing facilities. Blue Line provides currency handling and validation services for the bank and transportation of processed currency to the Federal Reserve.

Blue Line Protection Group and Hypur have plans to open a cash vaulting and processing facility. This is to serve marijuana-related businesses (MRBs) and cash-intensive businesses (CIBs) in Nevada. Blue Line plans to partner with Hypur to expand services to Arizona, Oregon, Washington, California and Nevada. Hypur is a financial technology company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. The new Nevada facility will implement “Hypur Vault” cash management technologies.

Blue Line Protection Group’s Professional Affiliations include National Cannabis Industry Association, ASIS International, Marijuana Industry Group, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, and Marijuana Business Association. Its Professional Affiliations also include International Association of Chiefs of Police, Professional Private Investigators Assn of Colorado, and Society for Human Resources Management.

Blue Line Protection Group, Inc. (BLPG), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0005, up 25.00%, on 8,431,197 volume with 20 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 10,439,640 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0003/$0.003299999.

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Dream Homes & Development Corporation (DREM)

Stockhouse, InvestorsHub, Morningstar, TradingView, Digital Journal, YCharts, Wallet Investor, Wall Street Analyzer, Stockwolf, Wallstreet-Online, Penny Stock Hub, Stockwatch, Dividend Investor, Barchart, Simply Wall St. and Investors Hangout reported earlier on Dream Homes & Development Corporation (DREM), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Dream Homes & Development Corporation is a fully integrated real estate company listed on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB. Licensed new home builders and general contractors, Dream Homes is building, raising, renovating and reconstructing homes up and down the New Jersey shore area. Established in 2009, and a full-service construction company, Dream Homes & Development is based in Forked River, New Jersey.

Dream Homes & Development is equipped to complete all facets of a building project. This includes design, architectural, engineering, and construction. The Company is a full-service building and development enterprise that operates chiefly in the coastal areas of New Jersey.

Dream Homes & Development provides an array of services and products. These include land development and approvals, infrastructure installation, new single and multi-family construction, engineering & structural design, soil studies, architectural and design/build capabilities, and construction management services.

Services and products provided additionally include general contracting of all residential single and multi-family construction, helical and timber pile installation, masonry foundations and concrete work of all varieties, management of home elevation and moving projects and complete finish requirements for all interior construction.

Dream Homes has successfully completed over 1,500 new homes and more than 200 elevation projects. The Company is contracted to develop and construct a 60-unit town home development in Lacey Township, New Jersey over the next two years valued at $12 to $14 million.

At present, Dream Homes & Development has a number of new home properties under contract and in development. These new developments include 13 single family homes, 58 townhomes and 68 waterfront townhomes, all in the Ocean County region of New Jersey.

Dream Homes & Development has its new Modular Division in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. The office and showroom in Point Pleasant allows Dream Homes to better serve the northern Ocean/southern Monmouth region of New Jersey. It complements the main office in Forked River. The showroom offers a complete kitchen, bath, flooring, as well as finish design center. The new Design Center in Point Pleasant has led to growth in modular traffic and sales. In addition, it has facilitated and increased client selections throughout the Company’s entire region.

Dream Homes & Development has completed the acquisition of Premier Modular Homes. Premier has a 23-year record of accomplishment serving southern Ocean County with a focus on Long Beach Island. On October 20, 2018, Dream Homes acquired a substantial portion of the assets of Premier Modular Homes, located in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. The acquired assets include physical and intellectual property (IP), such as phone numbers, web site, use of the Premier Modular Home name, equipment, vehicles and trailers. Furthermore, the Company leased the physical premises. This includes the office, showroom, garage, as well as yard space.

Dream Homes & Development Corporation (DREM), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.09, up 28.5714%, on 67,232 volume with 12 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 12,976 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0427/$0.219999998.

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Lexington Biosciences, Inc. (LXGTF)

Awesome Penny Stocks, Penny Stock Hub, MarketWatch, Morningstar, Interactive Brokers, TradingView, Dividend Investor, Tech Stock Insider, InvestorsHub, Wallet Investor, 4-Traders, and Market News Updates reported earlier on Lexington Biosciences, Inc. (LXGTF), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

A medical device company, Lexington Biosciences, Inc. is developing the HeartSentry. This is a new non-invasive diagnostic device to measure and monitor cardiovascular health through assessing the function of a person's vascular endothelium. This is the vital innermost lining of a person's cardiovascular system. The Company’s aim is to become a leader in the development of clinical grade cardiovascular self-measurement solutions for home and clinical use. Lexington Biosciences has offices in Vancouver, British Columbia; and Reno, Nevada.

Lexington is engaged with the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and other regulatory agencies on the required product approvals for the HeartSentry. HeartSentry targets the fast-growing self-measurement medical device sector. The design of the HeartSentry unit is to use Bluetooth and Cloud technology to provide up-to-date and accurate readings of an individual’s total cardiovascular health via electronic monitoring for risk-assessment and treatment effectiveness targeting the prevention of heart attack and stroke.

HeartSentry is its flagship, and first device currently advancing to commercial deployment. The HeartSentry core technology underwent development at the University of California Berkeley over a fifteen-year research and development (R&D) period involving many research studies and product iterations resulting in a portfolio of numerous pending and issued patents licensed to Lexington Biosciences.

Lexington Biosciences announced earlier this year the completion of the initial HeartSentry study conducted at San Francisco Bay-area Diablo Clinical Research. Lexington Biosciences’ goal is to make HeartSentry accurate, fast, and cost effective so it can become the standard of care for cardiologists, general practitioners, and ultimately patients for first line evaluation of a person's cardiovascular health.

Over this past summer, Lexington Biosciences completed its first phase of clinical testing at Diablo Clinical Research. The results of the study validated safety protocols, provided Lexington with critical information for product iteration, algorithm development, and clinical testing protocol refinement in preparation for the forthcoming multi-center clinical study series.

Lexington Biosciences, Inc. (LXGTF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0926, up 133.8679%, on 7,539 volume with 7 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5,801 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.009999999/$1.14999997.

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Grow Solutions Holdings, Inc. (GRSO)

OTCtipReporter, StockRockandRoll, ResearchOTC, Elite Stock Alerts, Journal Transcript, Profitable Trader Authority,  Stockgoodies, PennyStockScholar, and PennyStockLocks.com  reported earlier on Grow Solutions Holdings, Inc. (GRSO), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.  

Grow Solutions Holdings, Inc. provides total support services in the broad area of high-yield indoor agriculture. The Company specializes in, but is not limited to, the legal and regulated growing and processing of cannabis. Its mission is to be recognized as the world’s foremost authority in the indoor high-yield agriculture industry. Formed in 2014, Grow Solutions Holding’s is based in Denver, Colorado.

Fundamentally, Grow Solutions centers on the development/distribution of high-demand products and services for cultivation, processing, as well as consumption of cannabis. Its diversified platform of operations and services for the industry consists of its Growth Technologies division (products needed to grow cannabis in and outside), its Consumer Technologies division (products to process, store and consume cannabis), and its Digital Properties division (online properties, including a state-of-the-art employment platform). 

Grow Solutions Holdings acquired (in May of 2015) Boulder, Colorado-based One Love Garden Supply. One Love is a full-service garden and grow store that Grow Solutions expanded to greater than 7,000 square feet of space. 

Additionally, in September of 2015, Grow Solutions acquired HyGrow. This acquisition is to expand its gardening supplies and agricultural products business. This acquisition enabled the Company to expand into Denver and Pueblo, Colorado. 

Grow Solutions has developed and launched FutureTech Products of Pompano, Florida.  FutureTech develops products for the consumer market to sell in smoke shops, head shops, and dispensaries.

Grow Solutions also acquired Keys Organic and Hydroponic Supply (Keys) in Florida. This acquisition of Keys expands on Grow Solutions’ existing operations in the southeast via its Future Tech division through providing a strategic location for the entry of its One Love Garden Supply subsidiary into east coast markets.

Furthermore, Grow Solutions acquired Mile High Hydro. This is a full service online grow store. It offers an extensive line of gardening supply and agricultural products to growers throughout the nation. Grow Solutions also acquired West Coast Organic and Hydroponic Supply (WCO) in Boring, Oregon.

Grow Solutions’ retail sales division uses Company funds for the acquisition of retail stores. These are stores that have shown significant presence in strategic locations.

Concerning the Company’s distribution division, it will allocate Company funds towards the manufacturing of proprietary products, bulk purchasing of a variety of products and technologies, warehousing, and the distribution and wholesale of these products to Grow Solutions retailers serving the indoor high-yield agriculture industry.

Grow Solutions’ Services division comprises Management and Consulting, Financing, Licensing, and Real Estate. Pertaining to Real Estate, the Company will acquire real estate and master leases then lease the properties to professional growers in different aspects of the indoor high-yield agriculture industry.

Grow Solutions Holdings, Inc. (GRSO), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.00117, up 46.25%, on 29,673,109 volume with 62 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 6,745,466 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000799999/$0.041499998.

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Sigma Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sigma Labs Inc. (SGLB).

Forecast to see explosive growth in the automotive industry by the year 2030, additive manufacturing (3D printing) provides numerous benefits to auto manufacturers. Much of the anticipated growth is expected to come from end-use parts production, an area where Sigma Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB), the only known producer of quality assurance software for the commercial 3D-printing industry, may provide significant advantages.

Sigma Labs Inc. (SGLB) is the only provider of in-process quality-assurance software to the commercial 3D printing metal industry that enables operators of machines making 3D metal parts to offset emerging quality problems, sustain part quality, and avoid rejects. Sigma’s software is the singular solution that enables both real-time, in-process detection of quality control manufacturing irregularities for critical metal parts and then provides the operator the actionable information needed to adjust and mitigate the developing anomaly. Sigma Labs’ software represents a paradigm shift in the quality control process for the manufacture of 3D printed metal components. The nascent 3D metal printing industry is on the verge of radically altering the speed and technical complexity of manufactured parts. Further, it makes possible just-in-time availability of critical components – all at reduced cost, time, waste and weight. 3D printing, heralded as the fourth industrial revolution in manufacturing, will only truly surpass traditional techniques when the additive manufacturing industry moves from “post process” quality control to “in process” quality assurance.

For the industry to move from prototype manufacturing of critical components to economically viable commercial production, the 3D metal printing industry must find ways to dramatically increase production speed and quality yields, and to dramatically decrease the excessive cost of quality control. To achieve these prerequisites and move 3D metal printing into the mainstream, parts must be inspected and certified during the manufacturing process rather than after. Parts in the production process that are developing signs of quality control problems must be identified in real-time and alerts must be issued. The problem, along with the solution, must then be communicated to the machine operator to implement repairs.

Revolutionizing Additive Manufacturing

Sigma Labs, with its PrintRite3D® brand, has established a new benchmark in the development and commercialization of real-time computer aided inspection (“CAI”) solutions. Sigma Labs resolves the major roadblocks and costly quality control challenges that impede the 3D manufacture of precision metal parts. The company’s breakthrough computer-aided software product revolutionizes commercial additive manufacturing, enabling non-destructive quality assurance during production, uniquely allowing errors to be corrected in real-time.

Sigma Labs was founded in 2010 by a team of Los Alamos National Labs scientists and engineers to develop and commercially license advanced metallurgical products for the military ordinance, dental implants, and then for additive manufacturing (3D printing). After assessing 3D metal printing technology and the costly, inconsistent quality control issues, Sigma Labs concluded that the enormous potential of 3D metal printing could only scale up if in-process quality-assurance tools were developed to observe, manage and control the manufacturing complexities in such a manner that reliability and repeatability of very high precision quality metal parts could be achieved in the process. Sigma Labs’ patented and third-party validated software has achieved these objectives and now delivers the critical elements needed to unleash the promise of 3D metal printing.

Sigma Labs’ products and services are engineered, manufactured and qualified for use in the highly demanding and hyper precise production environments of the aerospace, defense, transportation, oil and gas, biomedical and other precision-dependent industries.

The Challenge

Additive metal manufacturing combines multiple processes and parts into one single 3D printed part. Due to variances in the additive manufacturing process, parts of consistent quality currently can’t be reliably produced in either large or small quantities without substantial postproduction inspection and rejection costs. Parts are inspected after production using CT scans and other means, so the manufacturer doesn’t know until the very end which of the finished parts meet design specifications. This means lost time, lost profits and inability to economically scale up production.

Innovative Approach

Sigma Labs solves this problem with its patented, in-process quality control technology that informs operators and engineers how to improve both the manufacturing process and quality by capturing meaningful data about inconsistencies in real-time. Sigma Labs is also partnering with OEMs, working toward the visionary introduction of revolutionary closed-loop control that will bypass the machine operator and automatically make in process corrections by reducing machine variations.

Sigma Labs’ next generation technology gives manufacturers the ability to make fast, virtual real-time adjustments so that each finished part is uniform and within critical specifications, thereby improving production quality, decreasing end-users’ risks and waste, and increasing profits and speed to market. Sigma Labs’ PrintRite3D® IPQA Software monitors and assesses the quality of each production part in the 3D additive manufacturing process – layer by layer, and in real-time. This has never been available until now.

Sigma Labs maintains a strong intellectual property portfolio consisting of trade secrets, process know-how and 34 patents either granted, pending or awaiting pre-publication around the globe. These patents encompass the fundamental technologies underlying Sigma Labs’ melt pool process control, data analytics, anomaly detection, signature identification, and future “closed-loop control” of 3D metal printing.

Market Opportunity

Providing advanced quality assurance software to the commercial 3D printing industry is currently a $1.4 billion addressable market expected to grow to $3.9 billion by 2023. Integrating Sigma Labs’ groundbreaking software helps arm the industry with a necessary catalyst to help enable and optimize the fourth industrial revolution in manufacturing.

Sigma Labs’ global client base includes 23 installations across 19 different users. Tier-1 OEM enterprises and end-users such as Siemens, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney and others are currently evaluating PrintRite3D® for production lines.

Management Team

John Rice, CEO and chairman of the board of directors, has extensive experience as a CEO, lead negotiator, turnaround expert, business financier and crisis management executive/consultant. Prior to becoming chair and CEO of Sigma Labs, he was the CEO of a successful turn-around of a Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Rice has led a variety of companies in diverse business sectors and worked on a host of products and technologies including design and manufacture of high-end jet engine test equipment for the U.S. Airforce, chaff dispensers for F16s, software for modeling naval exercises, software for controlling warehouse distribution systems, medical radioisotopes, cancer detection, and cybersecurity. He is an honor’s graduate of Harvard College.

Darren Beckett, CTO, has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, including Intel Corporation, where he held various technical and managerial positions. His expertise in process engineering for advanced manufacturing technology includes statistical process control for fabrication of semiconductor devices.

CFO Frank D. Orzechowski also serves as treasurer, principal accounting officer, principal financial officer and corporate secretary. He has more than 30 years of distinguished financial and operational experience. Orzechowski began his career at Coopers & Lybrand in 1982, received his CPA certification in 1984, and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting from Georgetown University in 1982.

Ronald Fisher, vice president of business development, is leading the commercialization of PrintRite3D® 5.0. Fisher is a mechanical engineer with hands-on experience in quality, manufacturing and product development. He has distinguished himself as a lead sales and marketing officer as well as a chief operating officer most recently before joining Sigma in technology startup that grew from market entry to successful exit by merger-acquisition.

Sigma Labs Inc. (SGLB), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.952, up 2.3656%, on 20,415 volume with 86 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 193,237 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.451099991/$2.45000004.

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Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTC: LXRP)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (LXRP).

Lexaria Bioscience’s (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) 2.0 version of its patented DehydraTECH(TM) oral drug-delivery technology has demonstrated its power to deliver more cannabidiol (“CBD”) into the bloodstream than generic industry-control formulations (http://cnw.fm/4wHA6). To view the full article, visit http://cnw.fm/h7lGM.

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTC: LXRP) has developed and out-licenses its proprietary DehydraTECH™ technology for improved taste, rapidity and delivery of bioactive compounds, including nicotine and cannabinoids. To achieve higher absorption rates and fast onset, consumers traditionally defaulted to smoking. Lexaria provides a superior administration method by delivering these substances through a patented process within edible food products, thus eliminating all the harmful health consequences of smoking.

Lexaria’s technology is unique in that it takes advantage of GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) food ingredients processed with its patented DehydraTECH technology to improve taste, remove odor and decrease the time to onset of bitter-tasting drugs. Lexaria is primarily a B2B enterprise and has existing cannabinoid licensing agreements with companies in Canada and the United States. Lexaria has also developed its own hemp-oil brands partly for demonstration purposes, utilizing its patented technology to infuse hemp oil ingredients within popular foods such as coffee, tea and supplements. These brands include ViPova™, TurboCBD™ and ChargD+™.

Virtually unique across both the hemp and the cannabis industries, Lexaria has successfully entered into a R&D and product development partnership with one of the largest cigarette companies in the world for oral forms of nicotine delivery. Only a small handful of hemp or cannabis-related companies have achieved formal relationships with Fortune 500 industry leaders, demonstrating the wide applicability of Lexaria’s technology.

In June 2019, building on its original 2015 independent, third-party laboratory in vitro lab experiments, which confirmed the absorption levels of cannabidiol (“CBD”) into human intestinal cells rose by 499% through the utilization of the DehydraTECH technology, Lexaria completed a series of animal studies using an enhanced formulation of its DehydraTECH technology. The results of the animal studies using the enhanced DehydraTECH formulation showed an increase of CBD delivery into the blood when compared to generic industry MCT coconut-oil formulations by 811%. In addition, the animal studies also showed delivery of 1,937% more CBD into animal brain tissue after 8 hours using the enhanced DehydraTECH technology when compared to generic industry MCT coconut-oil formulations.

Lexaria also has completed the first phases of its collaborative research program with the Canadian government’s National Research Council (the “NRC”) under which several studies were designed to optimize Lexaria’s DehydraTECH technology, enabling delivery of API’s within foods, beverages, capsules and other ingestible formats. These studies investigated the lipophilic active agent classes including cannabinoids, vitamins, NSAIDs and nicotine using advanced analytical techniques, including mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance testing, with the results of the studies confirming that Lexaria’s DehydraTECH technology did not create any covalent-bonded new molecular entity (“NME”). Whenever an NME is created, regulatory bodies such as FDA and Health Canada routinely require extensive health, safety and efficacy studies prior to that product’s release into the marketplace. That the NRC program failed to find evidence of an NME suggests products utilizing the DehydraTECH technology may require a less burdensome regulatory pathway.

Results from this R&D have helped support B2B relationships with Fortune 500 companies. Lexaria has four distinct subsidiaries that focus on different market sectors: hemp/CBD; pharmaceutical; cannabis; and nicotine. In August 2019, Lexaria was issued its cannabis research and development licence from Health Canada which will allow Lexaria to continue its further investigations in-house of its DehydraTECH technology in connection with cannabinoids, along with ongoing work with vitamins, NSAIDs, PDE5-inhibitors, nicotine and other molecules.

Aside from testing, a critical component of Lexaria Bioscience’s business model is a strong and growing intellectual property portfolio. As of the August 2019, the company’s patent portfolio includes ~60 patent applications filed and pending in more than 40 countries around the world; and 16 patents granted to date. Lexaria is expecting additional new patent awards both in the U.S. and internationally by the end of 2019 and beyond. Some of its more recent areas of investigation have included human hormones and erectile dysfunction substances, among others. Lexaria’s granted patent portfolio related to cannabinoid delivery is one of the largest in the world.

Royalties play a vital role in Lexaria’s revenue-generating business model. The company out-licenses its technology to third-partners and has signed licensing agreements with start-up companies as well as with a Fortune 100 industry leader. The company’s growth initiatives are guided by a management team headed by CEO Chris Bunka, a serial entrepreneur who has contributed to several multi-hundred million-dollar valuations over the course of his career. He is supported by a growing team of professionals with extensive experience in pharmaceutical and bioscience sectors, invention, toxicology, consumer goods and other relevant skillsets.

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (LXRP), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.5027, up 9.442%, on 63,759 volume with 41 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 113,211 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.3037/$1.57000005.

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ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX).

ChineseInvestors.com (OTCQB: CIIX), a leading financial information website for Chinese-speaking investors in the United States and China, is capitalizing on the rising demand for cannabidiol (“CBD”)-based nutrition and health products. To view the full article, visit http://cnw.fm/6maYF.

Founded in 1999, ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX) has become a leading financial information website for Chinese-speaking investors in the United States and China. Recognizing unprecedented opportunities in the U.S. cannabis industry, CIIX is also laying the groundwork to capitalize on growing demand for cannabidiol (CBD)-based nutrition and health products.

Through its primary website, www.ChineseInvestors.com, CIIX offers a variety of investor education products and services, including real-time market commentary, analysis and educational related services in Chinese language character sets; consultative services to smaller private companies considering becoming a public company; and advertising and public relations related support services.

At the center of this initiative is the ChineseInvestors Method, a unique integration of a disciplined investing process, web-based tools, personalized instructions and support. Using this strategy, CIIX provides reliable market information to help investors make informed investment decisions and meet their individualized financial goals.

CIIX is also leveraging its financial expertise to enter into the burgeoning CBD industry, which within a few years has grown from a relatively invisible sector to a billowing market expected to reach $2.1 billion in consumer sales by 2020.

The increasing demand for CBD-based products is a catalyst for innovative business endeavors. To this accord, CIIX has established a three-year development plan to capitalize on the convergence of CBD and the nutrition and health products market in mainland China, where the benefits of CBD oil have not been widely recognized.

Under a wholesale agreement with a reputable CBD health brand, CIIX is launching the world’s first online CBD health products store published in the Chinese language. The site, www.ChineseCBDoil.com, caters to a growing number of Chinese people awakening to the numerous health benefits of CBD oil for treatment of a variety of conditions such as anxiety, stress, poor sleep, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. CIIX expects to launch this website at the end of January 2017, and plans to sell CBD-infused products via online and in-store.

In conjunction, CIIX’s cannabis-focused “Yelp”-style mobile app is in development as a platform for Chinese people to review and discuss various cannabis products. The app will be the first marijuana social media mobile app designed for Chinese-speaking customers worldwide.

ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.187, up 2.4658%, on 10,239 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 50,445 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.150000005/$0.540000021.

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HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC) (OTCQB: HTPRF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC) (OTCQB: HTPRF).

HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC) (OTCQB: HTPRF), a hemp-biomass processing entity, this morning announced the closing of its previously announced share and purchase agreement (“SPA”) with Starling Brands, Inc., a party at arm's length to HTC, pursuant to which HTC purchased all the issued and outstanding shares of Kase Farma Inc. Also today, the company was highlighted in a publication from CBDWire, examining how the legal landscape surrounding cannabis has been quite fluid for the past few years. The 2014 Farm Bill launched pilot programs for hemp, and the 2018 Farm Bill made it legal for farmers in all states and tribes to grow industrial hemp under state and tribal programs. The legislation classified hemp as cannabis with less than 0.3% THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol).

HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC) (OTCQB: HTPRF) has developed and optimized proprietary technologies designed for biomass extraction, distillation and purification of ethanol and ethanol-based solvents used for the hemp biomass and cannabidiol (“CBD”) industry, as well as gas and liquid extraction. HTC’s extraction & purification systems are engineered to large-scale to reduce capital and operating costs while delivering superior performance measured by reduced energy usage, lowered emissions and improved quality of the product produced.

Advanced Extraction Technologies

For more than 14 years, HTC has developed and optimized proprietary technology and purification systems used for biomass, gas and liquid extraction. These technologies include:

  • LCDesign® – Low-cost design for modular gas, liquid and biomass extraction systems optimizes plant design, thus reducing capital and operating costs.
  • PDOEngine™ – Software-based design algorithms accurately model and simulate gas, liquid and biomass extraction processing.
  • Delta Solvents™ – Custom-designed, ethanol-based solvent mixtures and additives that optimize production and reduce costs. Technology development is being conducted at HTC’s sponsored research facilities at the University of Calgary.

Delta Purification® Technology

HTC’s patented Delta Purification® technology will purify, recycle and reuse the extraction ethanol used in the CBD extraction process while managing and reducing any CBD waste losses through the re-extraction of all wastes collected from the purified ethanol. Current and new technologies include:

  • Delta CBD Reclaiming System: Reclaiming and purifying ethanol for use in CBD extraction from biomass. Reduces required heat to prevent damage of the chemical attributes of the CBD molecule, allowing extracted CBD to meet food-grade targets for human consumption.
  • Delta Solvent Reclaiming System: Reclaiming and purifying ethanol-based solvents, such as single, mixed and formulated amines, for use in natural gas processing and post-combustion CO2 capturing processes.
  • Delta Glycol Reclaiming System: Reclaiming and purifying glycols, such as mono-ethylene glycol and tri-ethylene glycol for use in natural gas dehydration processes.

Hemp Biomass and Tolling Contracts

HTC has entered into a hemp biomass tolling agreement for the 2019 crop year involving a supply of hemp biomass from a hemp grower in Saskatchewan, Canada. The hemp grower utilizes five varieties of Health Canada-approved cultivars as the genetic foundation. HTC will process and extract CBD FSO distillate from the hemp biomass. As a tolling fee payment, HTC will receive a percentage of the extracted CBD FSO distillate for its processing, extraction, purification and distillation services.

Additional hemp biomass tolling contracts with producers and hemp biomass providers are being negotiated in the U.S. for the 2020 hemp crop growing year. HTC will provide “local-to-grower” drying-to-biomass storage capability and transportation of dried biomass to an HTC, location to be determined, future US based, extraction facility. HTC is also in negotiation with a 60,000-acre, recognized Canadian farm leader, who is a significant hemp biomass producer, for a similar hemp biomass tolling contract.

re3™ Technology

Large users of ethanol and solvents for plant oil extraction demand reduced capital and operating costs. HTC’s re3™ (reclaim, recycle, reuse) technology can save up to 30% of the required fluid costs. The increasing cost of new extraction ethanol, combined with the cost of used ethanol disposal, creates a unique opportunity whereby the re3™ technology will create cost savings, while meeting environmental responsibilities.

The growth of ethanol and CO2 used in CBD production has created a new demand for reliable commercial scale ethanol reclaimer systems. The Delta Purification® ethanol system meets this new demand.

Sales and Offtake Agreements

HTC intends to leverage its relationship with its related entity, Purely Canada Foods™, to provide sales and distribution for its Ingredient CBD market under the brand of Purely Canada Hemp™, Purely Canada CBD™, Purely Canada Cannabinoids™. Purely Canada Hemp™ will develop risk managed multi-year ingredient supply contracts with its existing and new Global Food, Beverage and Animal Food Industry Customers.

Project Construction

HTC has focused the Canadian implementation of its BOOM (build, own, operate and maintain) extraction tolling strategy on a location near Regina, Saskatchewan. HTC is currently constructing a 19,000-square-foot GMP Euro compliant extraction tolling facility on six acres of land that will include biomass processing, extraction, implementation of DeltaSolv™ technologies and Delta Purification® systems, distillate and refining equipment, laboratory quality control and testing operations, and on-site office and admin facilities.

Leadership

Chairman, CEO and Director Lionel Kambeitz is a recognized professional in business development and international business relations. He has played a founding role in many other Canadian and U.S.-based companies. Kambeitz has executive experience in a variety of industries including energy, agriculture, food production engineering, and manufacturing.

Jeff Allison, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director, has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and business development. Prior to joining HTC in 2005, Allison as Vice President assisted with the founding and setup of CUCORP Financial Services in Saskatchewan.

HTC Extraction Systems (OTCQB: HTPRF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.1852, even for the day, on 50 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,841 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.100299999/$0.920000016.

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Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTC: PLPRF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTC: PLPRF).

Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTCQX: PLPRF) was featured today in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. Last week on Wednesday, an incoming traveler at Midway Airport stole marijuana from one of the marijuana amnesty boxes situated at the facility, said the Chicago Police. The cannabis amnesty boxes were installed a few weeks ago, and they coincided with adult-use marijuana legalization in Illinois.

Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTC: PLPRF) is a branded cannabis-infused products manufacturer of edibles created to support a healthy and active lifestyle. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, PLUS™ concentrates on producing edibles using extracts to ensure compliant, dosable and delicious products that provide a consistent cannabis experience.

First introduced to the market in 2015 to rave reviews, PLUS™ is now one of the top best-selling edible brands in California. PLUS™ operates through a wholly owned subsidiary, Carberry, and has four cannabis-infused gummy candy SKUs (in addition to limited edition SKUs), that are currently sold in over 200 licensed dispensaries and delivery services. All products under the PLUS™ brand are produced in the company’s 12,000-square-foot food-safe cannabis manufacturing facility in Adelanto, California.

PLUS Products shares are currently listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange. PLUS™ raised CAD$20 million through the offering, for which the lead underwriters were PI Financial and Canaccord Genuity. The company intends to use a portion of the IPO proceeds to fund rapid product capacity expansion, factory automation, working capital and new product development.

Operating in the largest adult-use recreational market in the U.S., PLUS Products holds a temporary manufacturing license in California and was one of the first brands to bring fully compliant products to the legal market. California legalized adult use recreational sales on Jan. 1, 2018, and industry analysts expect edible sales there will continue to amass enviable revenues. According to BDS Analytics, edibles made up 18 percent of marijuana retail sales in February 2018 across licensed retailers in California, with PLUS™ products ranking in the Top 10 of edible brands by retail dollar sales.

During the first half of 2018, PLUS Products generated US$2.45 million in sales, a marked improvement over 2017’s US$1.07 million in sales. The company’s established cannabis products are not only compliant with state laws, they are proving to be extremely popular with consumers. Among the PLUS™ product brands are:

  • Blackberry & Lemon RESTORE, an infusion of carefully dosed cannabis with a 9:1 THC to CBD per gummy.
  • Sour Watermelon UPLIFT, a low-calorie gummy crafted from carefully dosed cannabis with an infusion of 5mg THC per gummy.
  • Pineapple & Coconut CBD RELIEF, a tropical flavor gummy made from pure cannabis-derived CBD that is low-calorie, gluten-free and made with kosher ingredients.
  • Sour Blueberry CREATE, a low-calorie gummy infused with hybrid flower containing 5 mg THC.
  • Limited Edition Rose & Vanilla, available at select locations during Winter 2018, these gummies are crafted with 60 mg THC/30 mg CBD per tin.
  • Limited Edition RAINBOW SORBET gummies was created to celebrate Pride during Spring 2018 with a portion of each purchase donated to The Trevor Project, a confidential suicide hotline for LGBT youth.

“We are extremely proud of the products PLUS has brought to market,” remarked Jake Heimark, CEO and cofounder in a statement. “We’ve quickly grown into one of the leading edible brands in California. With the proceeds of this round, we will continue to further our mission: to make cannabis safe and approachable for all types of consumers.”

The PLUS™ team believes that everyone deserves access to consistent, dosable and delicious cannabis products and strives to make that happen. Producing the best infused products at scale requires thoughtful collaboration among experts in many fields. At PLUS™, our team is comprised of Chefs, Chemists, Food Manufacturing Experts, Engineers, Machinists, Visionaries, Creatives, Strategists and others.

Plus Products Inc. (PLPRF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.031, off by 3.6449%, on 25,603 volume with 45 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 48,435 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.839999973/$6.00810003.

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MCTC Holdings Inc. (OTC: MCTC)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight MCTC Holdings Inc. (MCTC).

MCTC Holdings Inc. (OTC: MCTC) was featured today in a publication from HempWireNews, examining how, according to the CEO of PanXchange, Julie Lerner, hemp prices are on a downward turn due to the oversupplied hemp markets, and regardless of highly-priced CBD products such as $70 foot cream.

MCTC Holdings Inc. (OTC: MCTC) is an innovator in the field of cannabinoid nanoparticles and infusion technologies with several important cannabinoid patents filed and an active research and development program underway. The company was reorganized during June of 2019 and announced its intent to enter the cannabis sector and change its corporate identity to Cannabis Global Inc. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

With the hemp and cannabis industries rapidly expanding in terms of market size, acceptance and number of market participants, MCTC plans to concentrate its efforts on the middle portions of the hemp and cannabis value chain. The company is actively pursuing R&D programs and productization of advanced cannabinoid delivery systems, based on solid polymeric nanoparticles and fibers. These technologies hold the promise to revolutionize the science of cannabinoid bio-enhancement for use in foods, beverages, consumer products and in transdermal applications. Because of nanoparticles’ ability to be quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, nanotechnology has been utilized in the food and drug industry for some time and has the potential for tremendous growth in the cannabis industry (http://nnw.fm/v6RQ6).

Cutting-Edge Technology

MCTC is at the cutting-edge of the cannabis industry’s trends with its emphasis on polymeric nanotechnology. This is not to be confused with the more basic oil-in-water nano-emulsions currently marketed to the food and beverage industry. The company’s polymer-based particles offer significant loading of active ingredients and unmatched flexibility and customization, allowing for myriad combinations of cannabinoids with unique performance characteristics. MCTC believes polymeric nanotechnology particles will be a critical technology area for the cannabinoid formulation marketplace.

The company continues to build its R&D program, specifically researching the development of improving methods to make cannabinoids available to living systems. Instrumental in the research program is the development of novel polymeric nanoparticles and nanofibers. These have the potential to elevate the potential of cannabinoid products in the following ways (http://nnw.fm/cK3Bl):

  • Significantly improving bioavailability
  • Allowing for ultra-high loading rates
  • Enhancing customization of cannabinoid combinations
  • Improved dosing precision
  • Providing more control in release parameters

MCTC leadership understands the importance of developing intellectual property (IP) in the ever-evolving cannabis industry. A recent Forbes article described IP as “critical for creating true differentiation between companies and their product and service offerings” (http://nnw.fm/57Fjh). Recognizing the importance of IP, MCTC has been consistent in its application for patents to protect its innovative nanotechnology applications.

Patents

MCTC has now filed four patents on its cannabinoid delivery technology systems:

  • The company first collaborated with Cannabis Nanosciences Inc. on technologies. This became the basis for its first patent filing on an innovative edible dissolvable film for cannabinoid ingestion.
  • Its second patent filing for cannabinoid nanoparticles combined TPGS, a water-soluble form of vitamin E.
  • Its third patent filing involved a unique 4th dimension, 3D printed cannabinoid delivery system for beverages.
  • Its fourth patent, considered its most significant, broadly covers many aspects of nanoparticles and nano fibers comprising one or more cannabinoids disposed at least partially within a water-soluble medium.

Collaborations

MCTC collaborated with Marijuana Company Inc. (OTCQB: MCOA) subsidiary hempSmart Inc., under a hemp extract and CBD product supply agreement wherein hempSmart will utilize its extensive network of marketing partners to market MCTC’s powered drink mixes and other CBD edibles online. These products are designed for the dry beverage and edibles sector and will be supplied by MCTC. They incorporate the company’s patent-pending cannabinoid infusion technologies and will be trademarked as Hemp You Can Feel (TM) and Gummies You Can Feel (TM).

Leadership

MCTC CEO and chairman Arman Tabatabaei boasts 15 years of management and operations experience and is considered an expert at data collection and analysis relative to resource management, risk forecasting, and profit and loss management. He has acted as a consultant with Cannabis Strategic Ventures (OTCQB: NUGS) and played an instrumental role in improving operations at Sugarmade Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) relative to the company’s hydroponic growth supplies initiatives.

MCTC founder and director Robert Hymers also brings a seasoned perspective, having had significant experiences in the cannabis industry and as a financial executive and consultant. He is the managing partner of Pinnacle Tax Services in Los Angeles and was previously CFO and director of Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTC: MCOA). He is currently a member of the Strategic Advisory Board at Massroots Inc. and acts as a consultant to both Cannabis Strategic Ventures Inc. and Sugarmade Inc. Hymers’ background in tax accounting, auditing, SEC reporting, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance has immense value in his current position at MCTC Holdings.

MCTC Holdings Inc. (MCTC), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.32, off by 13.5135%, on 11,146 volume with 7 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 16,227 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.090000003/$3.00.

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SinglePoint, Inc. (SING)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight SinglePoint, Inc. (SING).

Emphasizing new technologies, SinglePoint Inc. (OTCQB: SING) specializes in the acquisition of small to mid-sized companies. The company focuses on diversification into horizontal markets and has an acquisition-based business strategy. Headquartered in Phoenix, SinglePoint provides investors the opportunity to make investments across a broad set of assets, with an emphasis in new technologies.

SinglePoint, Inc. (SING) is a diversified holding company with operations in multiple industries and verticals including two high-performing market sectors: legal cannabis and cryptocurrencies. SinglePoint has grown from a full-service mobile technology provider to a recognizable brand with a diverse portfolio of undervalued subsidiaries with multiple revenue streams.

SinglePoint is researching opportunities where it can be an active participant by influencing the strategy and direction of high-potential companies whose verified assets offer attractive possibilities for shareholders. The company is guided by a visionary leadership team with extensive experience in technology, engineering, marketing and raising capital.

SinglePoint is bullish on the cannabis industry, bitcoin and blockchain technologies, which is evident in its recent acquisitions and joint-venture announcements. Recent SinglePoint key highlights include:

  • A joint venture with Smart Cannabis Corporation (OTC: SCNA) to license and market Smart Cannabis’ SMART APP. SMART APP enables cannabis growers to measure all aspects of cultivation, from soil nutrient levels to watering cycles and carbon dioxide content in the air. SMART APP will integrate SinglePoint’s bitcoin payment solution to enable growers to process safer and more secure transactions.
  • A joint venture with Global Payout (OTC: GOHE) will build on existing financial technology solutions developed by SinglePoint and Global Payout’s subsidiary MoneyTrac Technology, Inc., to fully optimize the delivery of mobile payment applications for domestic and international organizations.
  • A joint venture with AppSwarm (OTC: SWRM) to start development on a proprietary delivery application that will enable licensed cannabis delivery services and licensed dispensaries to safely make in-home cannabis deliveries.
  • Signed original “Shark Tank” member Kevin Harrington as company spokesman for an innovative, compatible virtual wallet to store any type of cryptocurrency. Harrington recently finished shooting a new national ad campaign featuring SinglePoint and the virtual wallet’s secure method of storing cryptocurrencies.
  • Entered into a letter of intent to acquire 100 percent of Bitcoin Beyond, a premier platform that enables merchants to accept bitcoin payments using existing web-enabled point-of-sale devices.
  • Through SING subsidiary, SingleSeed, the company will soon offer a proprietary cryptocurrency solution that links both cannabis merchants and consumers who seek to take advantage of bitcoin-powered transactions using debit and credit cards. In addition to making bitcoin-backed card purchases possible, the solution enables cannabis dispensaries to digitally track and manage their product inventories, performing tasks like uploading product data, photos and descriptions. The system deducts items automatically from a dispensary’s product listings when a purchase is made. While this fully KYC-AML compliant point-of-sale platform can be utilized for any other retail setting, it will fill a critical need in the underbanked cannabis industry as it continues to seek non-cash payment solutions outside of traditional banking circles.

SinglePoint CEO and founder Greg Lambrecht leads the company in its mission to capture opportunities through an aggressive expansion strategy across a broad range of assets. Lambrecht oversees all company operations including investor relations, leadership of the board of directors, and daily business activities. As the founder of PCI, a leading consumer product distribution company, Lambrecht negotiated agreements with the nation’s largest retail outlets and led PCI through a NASDAQ listed IPO, raising $10 million.

Eric Lofdahl, SinglePoint’s chief technology officer, has more than 20 years of experience in the technology sector including positions in software development, program management, complex system integration and engineering process definition. Prior to SinglePoint, Lofdahl worked at the Boeing Company where he led a team that successfully developed advanced wireless and satellite data products based on commercial technology for the U.S. Air Force.

SinglePoint President Wil Ralston is well known for his successful track record of building and maintaining great relationships with clients. Ralston graduated cum laude from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University with a degree in Global Agribusiness and a specialization in Professional Golf Management. He is currently recognized by the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) as a Class A Professional.

SinglePoint, Inc. (SING), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.008155, off by 4.0588%, on 336,710 volume with 42 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 3,326,539 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.007/$0.023.

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Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX).

Genprex (NASDAQ: GNPX), a clinical-stage gene therapy company utilizing a unique, non-viral proprietary platform designed to deliver tumor suppressor genes to cancer cells, today announced that, in a recent study, independent researchers reported that TUSC2, a tumor suppressor gene and the active agent in Genprex’s Oncoprex(TM) immunogene therapy, is a potential target and biomarker for thyroid carcinoma. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/Pp7BH.

Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) is a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing potentially life-changing technologies for cancer patients based upon a unique proprietary technology platform, including Genprex’s initial product candidate, Oncoprex™ immunogene therapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Genprex’s platform technologies are designed to administer cancer-fighting genes by encapsulating them into nanoscale hollow spheres called nanovesicles, which are then administered intravenously and taken up by tumor cells where they express proteins that are missing or found in low quantities.

Research and Development

Genprex holds a portfolio of 30 issued and two pending patents covering its technologies and targeted molecular therapies. The company’s research and development program is focused on identifying and developing leading-edge gene therapies that can be used alone or in combination with other therapies for treatment of cancer.

Genprex’s initial product candidate is Oncoprex™, an immunogene therapy for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Oncoprex works by interrupting cell signaling pathways that cause replication and proliferation of cancer cells, re-establishes pathways for apoptosis (or programmed cell death) in cancer cells, and modulates the immune response against cancer cells. Oncoprex has also been shown to block mechanisms that create drug resistance.

Preclinical research is being conducted with the goal of developing Oncoprex to be administered with targeted therapies in other solid tumors, and with immunotherapies in NSCLC and other solid tumors. In addition, Genprex has conducted and plans to continue research into other tumor suppressor genes associated with chromosome 3p21.3, as well as other potential applications of the company’s immunogene therapy platform.

Clinical Trials

Genprex is currently conducting the second phase of a phase I/II clinical trial at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The company plans to expand its clinical program by adding a new clinical study evaluating Oncoprex™ in combination with a checkpoint inhibitor for treatment of Stage IV or recurrent NSCLC. In research presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research in Washington, D.C., Genprex’s collaborators showed that TUSC2 in combination with PD-1 checkpoint inhibition has a significantly greater anti-tumor effect in lung cancer than either agent alone. The research also shows that TUSC2 in combination with PD-1 blockade has synergistic activity in upregulating natural killer (NK) cells, correlating with prolonged survival in mice.

TUSC2 (Tumor Suppressor Candidate 2) is a tumor suppressor gene that is absent or deficient in cancer cells of many different cancer types.

The Market

Genprex technologies seek to bridge a critical gap by combining with targeted therapies and immunotherapies to provide treatments to large patient populations who would otherwise not be candidates for those therapies or who have become resistant to them. Genprex technologies are being developed to overcome genomic limitations which are inherent in targeted therapies and immunotherapies in order to provide new treatment solutions to large cancer populations, such as those with lung cancer.

Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. NSCLC is the most common type of lung cancer, accounting for about 85 percent of all lung cancers, according to the American Cancer Society (“ACS”). Despite radical advances in drug development and novel therapeutic standards, survival for late stage lung cancer has not improved significantly in the past 25 years.

Senior Management

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer J. Rodney Varner, JD, is a co-founder of Genprex and has served in these roles since August 2012. He has more than 35 years of legal experience with large and small law firms and as outside general counsel of a Nasdaq-listed company. Varner has served as counsel in company formation, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, other business transactions, protection of trade secrets and other intellectual property, real estate, and business litigation. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Court and the U.S. Tax Court.

Julien L. Pham, M.D., MPH, is president and chief operating officer of Genprex. In March 2013, Dr. Pham co-founded RubiconMD, a healthcare IT company that connects primary care providers to specialists for additional guidance and opinions on medical cases and served as its chief medical officer. He has served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is a board-certified internal medicine doctor and nephrologist.

Ryan M. Confer, MS, has served as Genprex chief financial officer since September 2016. Confer has more than 10 years of executive experience in planning, launching, developing, and growing emerging technology companies and has served in the chief operating and chief financial roles for non-profit and for-profit entities since 2008. Confer has also served as an international business development consultant for the University of Texas at Austin’s IC2 Institute, where he focused on evaluating the commercialization potential of nascent technologies in domestic and international markets applicable to technology incubator programs associated with the University. Confer holds a BS in finance and legal studies from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and an MS in technology commercialization from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

Jan Stevens, RN, is vice president of Clinical Operations. Stevens has nearly 20 years of comprehensive clinical operations experience in the biopharma industry and a specialization in early-to-late stage oncology companies. Stevens joined the company to help support the various clinical development programs for Oncoprex™.

Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.58, up 23.4375%, on 21,440,811 volume with 52,500 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,838,841 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.231000006/$2.25999999.

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The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX: TGOD) (OTC: TGODF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight The Green Organic Dutchman (OTC: TGODF).

The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX: TGOD) (OTC: TGODF) was highlighted today in a publication from Stock Market Press. StockMarketPress.com CBD industry market coverage has highlighted reports of multi-market and omni-channel selling trends into massive consumer demand.

The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX: TGOD) (OTC: TGODF), whose principal location is in Hamilton, Ontario, produces farm grown, organic, pesticide-free medical cannabis in small batches using all natural, organic craft growing principles. TGOD is licensed under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) to cultivate medical cannabis. The company carries out its principal activities producing cannabis pursuant to the provisions of the ACMPR and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada).

Committed to becoming the global leader in delivering organic cannabis solutions that enhance people’s lives, TGOD consistently adheres to the highest levels of excellence. Its world-class management team includes a proven group of leaders with outstanding executive and operational experience specific to consumer packaged goods, consumer products, cannabis and finance industries.

TGOD is positioned as one of the highest quality and most cost efficient cannabis producers in Canada by leveraging innovative technology and low-cost power solutions. It holds one of the largest land packages under a single ACMPR license in Canada, providing future cannabis Agri-park style development and opportunities for joint ventures, licensing and distribution partners. Its industry leading alliance partners include Eaton, Ledcor Group and Hamilton Utilities Corp.

Eaton is the second largest power management company in the world and promises to supply innovative and cost effective power solutions to meet TGOD’s growing demands. Construction management is supplied by Ledcor, Canada’s second largest multidisciplinary construction company and a pioneer in the Green Building Industry. An alliance with Hamilton Utilities Corp allows TGOD to reduce its power costs from $0.13 per kWh to less than $0.05 per kWh. Greenhouse design is provided by Larssen Greenhouse, whose 25-plus years of experience in building some of the most modern and sophisticated greenhouses in the industry will provide TGOD with state of the art, climate-controlled hybrid greenhouse solutions.

Canada is quickly becoming a hub for cannabis investors with over $1.3 billion raised by Canadian companies to date. There are 58 licensed producers to service a population of 36 million and only two organic producers. TGOD, which holds licenses in Ontario and Quebec, is strategically located in both provinces that together claim 22 million Canadians as residents. Another estimated 57 million people live next door in six U.S. bordering states.

The Canadian cannabis market currently has a massive supply demand gap, which makes TGOD’s expansion plans even more important to investors. These plans include a combined build-out capacity of 970,000 square feet, allowing TGOD to produce 116,000 kg annually of organic cannabis. Upon completion, Phase One in Hamilton, Ontario, which is fully funded, will provide 150,000 square feet of growing capacity capable of producing up to 14,000 kg of cannabis or $112 million in revenue at $8 a gram.

The company’s Quebec expansion will be constructed on a recently secured 75-acre property near Montreal. This new property has a planned expansion of 820,000 square feet capable of producing 102,000 kg of organic cannabis. The first phase of this expansion is underway and construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. Quebec’s first phase will consist of 220,000 square feet capable of producing 22,000 kg of cannabis. Two additional expansion phases will add 250,000 square feet (26,000 kg of cannabis) and 350,000 square feet (54,000 kg of cannabis). Power costs remain exceptionally low for both facilities with access to all other needed utilities available and close by.

TGOD also plans to gain a share of the burgeoning cannabis oils market which by Q1 2017 accounted for 49 percent of all cannabis sold in Canada under the ACMPR, up from only 27% in Q2 2016. TGOD has ordered a purpose-built extraction laboratory with an estimated commission in Q4 of 2017. This is a commercial-scale CO2 extraction unit capable of processing up to 12,000 kg of raw material per year and producing approximately $170 million worth of organic cannabis oils. Raw cannabis oil provides a significant downstream manufacturing opportunity into several potential recreational market verticals including edibles, beverages, topicals and concentrates.

Data from the Canadian ACMPR Market Trends report indicates a rising number of consumers will continue to seek out healthier, less conspicuous ways to consume cannabis, ensuring sales of organic cannabis oil products remain brisk. Organic cannabis products demand a significant premium compared to non-organic products and the demand keeps growing.

Plans to take the company public are underway with an initial public offering (IPO) slated for January 2018. In November, the company raised $13 million in equity financing and in March closed a $27 million non-brokered private placement. Another $20 million is currently being raised before the IPO in January, which will be utilized for expansion plans.

TGOD is uniquely positioned between the medical and recreational cannabis industry since Canada is scheduled to legalize cannabis for all adults in mid-2018. As of August 2017, TGOD has 2,400 shareholders. Established in 2012, TGOD’s motto, “Making Life Better,” can be seen in its strategic partnerships, top quality management team, and dedication to organic farming and principles.

To learn more about the company and how to invest, contact TGOD directly at financing@tgod.ca

The Green Organic Dutchman (OTC: TGODF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.52, off by 6.0524%, on 356,129 volume with 243 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,244,196 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.469300001/$4.38000011.

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The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE) (OTC: SPRWF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (OTC: SPRWF).

The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE) (OTC: SPRWF) was also highlighted in the aforementioned Stock Market Press publication looking at multi-market and omni-channel methodologies at play in the broader CBD space.

Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE) (OTC: SPRWF) is committed to providing premium brands and products that reflect the company’s knowledgeable customers, passionate employees and culture of innovation. The company aims to grow the world’s best legal cannabis and become a leader in the global industry. Supreme Cannabis calls its Toronto Venture Exchange stock symbol, “FIRE,” a testament to the company’s passion for cannabis and obsession with quality.

Supreme Cannabis believes the world is ready to follow Canada’s lead by ending the 100-year cannabis prohibition and, as one of Canada’s most premium cannabis producers, the company sees itself at the center of this global shift.

A key piece of Supreme Cannabis’ ability to fulfill its mission is its flagship brand, 7ACRES, a wholly owned subsidiary that operates a 440,000-square-foot hybrid cultivation facility in Kincardine, Ontario. 7ACRES is focused on building a core competency in scaled high-quality cannabis production. With a best-in-class cultivation facility producing a competitive product that fuels a leading premium brand, Supreme Cannabis has achieved a differentiated advantage in cultivation IP, products and branding. The company’s foundational investment in premium cultivation has secured it a leadership position in the industry as the Canadian market becomes more competitive and matures.

Since legalization, 7ACRES has brought five premium flower strains to market in Canada. The demand for 7ACRES product continues with the company’s most recent launch of Jack Haze, a new proprietary premium cultivar. The company’s first sativa-dominant strain, Jack Haze offers rare sensory characteristics, delivering high THC content with a terpinolene forward profile, including a complex aroma with notes of citrus, pine and warm spice. As it develops its next winning strain, 7ACRES continues to prioritize subjective quality. In the Canadian cannabis market, this approach has established 7ACRES as a well-known premium brand that commands premium pricing coast-to-coast.

In addition to 7ACRES, Supreme Cannabis has built a diversified portfolio of focused consumer-driven brands:

  • Sugarleaf by 7AC – this new brand widens Supreme Cannabis’ product offerings and targets consumers who are looking for more refined, milder consumption experience as they discover their own cannabis taste preferences and desires. Product formats under this brand are focused on offering consumers elegant and convenient cannabis experiences.
  • Blissco — dedicated to providing wellness focused consumers with premium cannabis products, education, and outstanding customer care. Blissco is focused on bringing its collection of premium whole-flower CBD oils to market.
  • Truverra — focused on being a global leader in the development, production and marketing of hemp and cannabis-derived medicinal products with clinically proven efficacy. With over 25 SKUs sold online in the UK and Europe, Truverra is ideally positioned to address emerging international cannabis opportunities.
  • Khalifa Kush Enterprises — formed through a prestigious international partnership with Khalifa Kush Enterprises (KKE) Canada, the Canadian counterpart to the popular U.S. cannabis brand KKE formed by Wiz Khalifa. Together, Supreme Cannabis and KKE Canada are developing and launching a lineup of premium cannabis products, including a future line based on the well-known Khalifa Kush strain.

Each of Supreme Cannabs’ brands and partnerships have been strategically identified and designed to support the company’s mission to enhance the lives of consumers through positive cannabis experiences. Equally important to delivering desirable consumer experiences is the infrastructure supporting the company’s brands and products. From seed to sale, supreme cannabis continues to build an impressive group of operating assets that serve key functions throughout the value chain:

  • Cultivation – for starters, there is Supreme Cannabis’ foundational flagship asset, its 440,000-square-foot cultivation facility in Kincardine, Ontario. With over 600 employees, 24 grow rooms, and best-in-class processing equipment and procedures, this facility is expected to reach an annual production capacity of 50,000 kilograms in the near-term. In this purpose-built facility, the company grows small-batch high-quality cannabis from 10,000-square-foot grow rooms and completes a proprietary hang-dry for up to two weeks.
  • Extraction – with the acquisition of Blissco in fiscal 2019, in addition to the Blissco wellness brand, Supreme Cannabis gained a 12,000-square-foot dedicated extraction facility in Langley, BC. This facility conducts both C02 and ethanol extraction and with the recent receipt of its oil sales license from Health Canada, it now produces Blissco branded CBD oils and expects to fill vaporizer pods for a partnership between the company’s 7ACRES brand and Pax Labs.
  • Manufacturing – most recently, the company announced its 107,000-square-foot processing, packaging and manufacturing facility in Kitchener, naming the facility Supreme Cannabis Kitchener. In Q4 FY2020, the company expects to begin whole flower packaging and pre-roll manufacturing for Supreme Cannabis brands at the Kitchener Facility. In the long-term, in additional to processing its own inputs, Supreme Cannabis intends generate incremental revenue by packaging, distributing and branding third-party cannabis inputs from quality-focused cultivators.
  • R&D and Product Testing – In Q1 FY2020, Supreme Cannabis closed the acquisition of Truverra and acquired a 5,000-square-foot facility licensed under Canadian Clinical Cannabinoids Inc. in Scarborough, Ontario (“Supreme Cannabis Scarborough”). Supreme Cannabis Scarborough provides R&D space for the company to test new products and develop medicinal science intellectual property. In the near-term, with the legalization of 2.0 cannabis products, this centre for innovation will be testing and bringing concentrate products to market under the 7ACRES brand.

Supreme is committed to continue to identify new opportunities to grow and strengthen its impressive portfolio of operating assets and brands and scale its strong Canadian business globally.

Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (OTC: SPRWF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.38986, off by 2.5106%, on 262,219 volume with 126 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 518,227 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.346799999/$1.7888.

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Sproutly Canada, Inc. (OTCQB: SRUTF) (CSE: SPR) (FRA: 38G)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sproutly Canada, Inc. (SRUTF).

Sproutly Canada, Inc. (CSE: SPR) (OTCQB: SRUTF) (FSE: 38G) (“Sproutly" or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has secured a private loan (the “Loan”) of $1 million from Infusion Biosciences Inc., a related party of the Company (the “Lender”). The Loan carries an interest rate of 10% per annum accruing and compounding monthly, payable on maturity on or before October 24, 2020 (the “Maturity Date”). The Company anticipates using the proceeds of the Loan to support the Company’s general working capital.

Sproutly Canada, Inc. (OTCQB: SRUTF) (TSX.V: SPR) (FRA: 38G) is developing and bringing to market cannabis consumer products with a focus on beverages. The company’s core mission is to become the leading supplier of water-soluble cannabis solutions and bio-natural oils for brands in the emerging cannabis beverage and edibles market.

To make this happen, Sproutly acquired Infusion Biosciences to bring to market a patent-pending Aqueous Phytorecovery Process (APP) technology, a fundamental paradigm shift within the cannabis industry. Replacing traditional water-compatible solutions with true natural water solubility improves the body’s ability to utilize cannabinoids, making the effect of the cannabis almost immediate.

This revolutionary process doesn’t alter the cannabis compounds and provides an onset time and offset time that mimics the same effects as inhaled marijuana. That means consumers may feel effects in five minutes or less and be free from the desired effect in approximately 90 minutes—a vastly different ingestion pattern than current methods. In addition, the water-based cannabinoids can be mixed with other liquids and stay dissolved in those liquids. The application of water-soluble cannabis infusions has potential to be widespread in both medicinal and recreational cannabis sectors, giving Sproutly a distinctive edge in a market with untapped potential.

Sproutly’s business model is focused on processing rather than cultivating, which means its success is not constrained to growing its own cannabis. The company does own a Toronto-based, ACMPR-licensed facility designed and built with a focus on cultivating pharmaceutical-grade cannabis to produce and formulate the first natural, truly water-soluble cannabis solution. Its water-soluble ingredients and bio-natural oils will deliver revolutionary brands to international markets that are searching for well-defined commercial products.

Sproutly’s entrance in the cannabis market is perfectly timed as cannabis is moving towards mainstream acceptance. Potential users are, however, interested in consuming cannabis products as drinks and using it as oils rather than smoking. The potential cannabis beverage market is staggering, and with Sproutly owning the exclusive rights to APP technology in Canada, Australia, Jamaica, Israel and the entire European Union, the company is looking at significant international expansion opportunities.

Sproutly plans to capitalize on these international opportunities by executing on partnerships with local and globally established consumer brands to leverage their existing customer bases, expand brand loyalty, and assist with marketing and support distribution networks to deliver scientific breakthroughs with speed and efficiency?worldwide.

Management

Sproutly believes that talent drives growth. The company is committed to bringing together the best and brightest minds in the cannabis space to help with their mission to disrupt the global beverage and consumables market.

President, CEO and Director Keith Dolo recently served for more than 13 years with Robert Half, an S&P 500, NYSE-listed company. At Robert Half, Dolo held the position of vice president for more than eight years, as well as other senior roles in both operations and sales. He also sits on an advisory committee and a board position for two nonprofits in Vancouver, BC.

Chief Science Officer and Director Dr. Arup Sent has more than 35 years of experience in research and executive management at biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. He was awarded a PhD in biochemistry from Princeton University and is a former faculty member at the National Cancer Institute and Scripps Research Institute. Sen is the inventor on five U.S. patents and numerous international patents and patent-pending applications.

Chief Financial Officer Craig Loverock is a chartered professional accountant with over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance roles in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. He has extensive expertise in public company reporting and transactional experience, having served as the senior financial advisor to the chairman at Magna International and acting as chief compliance officer and CFO for a private equity firm.

Head Grower Frank Han has over 12 years of experience in the horticulture industry. A previous master grower in a large commercial facility, Han has impressive expertise in all growing methods, techniques and procedures. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge in cloning, nutrient and overall plant management. Han will be in charge of the production team at Sproutly’s Toronto Herbal Remedies facility.

Sproutly Canada, Inc. (OTCQB: SRUTF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.142, off by 4.0541%, on 106,790 volume with 39 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 183,656 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.133000001/$0.850000023.

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Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD).

Sugarmade (OTCQB: SGMD) today announced a new and bold shift in its business strategy toward the virtualization of the cannabis sector as part of the major shift in the U.S. business model toward an on-demand economy. According to the update, Sugarmade will make several strategic moves over the coming weeks as it launches on-demand and related business operations via internally developed initiatives and new relationships with proven sector business operators. To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/xs1U2.

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), one of the largest publicly traded hydroponics supply companies moving into the industrial hemp space, is a product and brand marketing company investing in products and brands with disruptive potential. Sugarmade’s brands include: ZenHydro.com; CarryOutSupplies.com; and BudLife. Headquartered in Monrovia, California, a city within Los Angeles county, Sugarmade has various business operations in diverse marketplaces including packaging and paper goods for various industries, agricultural supplies.

Sugarmade has expanded into the European hydroponics supply market with a growing base of orders taken through Amazon UK. Over the past few financial quarters, Sugarmade has seen revenue growth patterns expand geographically. As recently as mid-2017, the majority of hydroponic-related revenue growth was seen from California and other West Coast marketplaces, however growth is becoming more geographically dispersed among U.S. states where legalization has eased restriction. This movement into the United Kingdom further expands the base of geographic growth areas for Sugarmade.

Sugarmade recently launched a new corporate initiative in the booming industrial hemp and CBD, committing up to $1 million in capital over the next 12 months to invest in Hempistry, Inc., a privately held Nevada corporation. Hempistry has begun planting an ultra-high cannabidiol (CBD) industrial hemp strain on a land option it holds on 23,000 acres of prime Kentucky farmland. The strain of industrial hemp being grown by Hempistry is ultra-rich in CBD but contains less than 0.3 percent of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. The U.S. hemp industry is expected to produce well over $1 billion in revenues in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate of 14 percent through 2022, according to the Hemp Business Journal.

Demand for industrial hemp and products derived from hemp is soaring, with no let-up in sight, which the company sees as a “tremendous opportunity to become a supplier to this fast-growing sector,” said Chairman and CEO Jimmy Chan, who is also an advisor and minority shareholder of Hempistry.

Sugarmade’s investment into the market for high-CBD hemp is expected to be highly accretive for common shareholders in two ways. First, Sugarmade’s investment will be in the form of common shares in Hempistry allowing Sugarmade common shareholders to possibly benefit from any future initial public offering of Hempistry. Second, Sugarmade is expected to sign a supply agreement with Hempistry for cultivation supplies, which would be additive to corporate revenues.

Sugarmade has also completed a master market agreement with industry leader BizRight Hydroponics, Inc., a leading marketer and manufacturer of cannabis and hydroponic growth supplies, which offers a range of hydroponics-related products including: HPS grow lights, electronic ballasts, HPS bulbs, nutrient mixes, environmental control products, pH measurement and calibration solutions and storage products. BizRight operates the ZenHydro.com website and other e-commerce properties and sells various products to distributors and retailers. BizRight is expected to produce in excess of $30 million in revenues during 2017, with substantial growth expected for 2018.

Sugarmade division CarryOutSupplies.com, the leader in paper and plastic take-out supplies, serves nationwide customers by offering a wide array of high quality products that are cost-efficient, custom-made and delivered on time. This business unit currently serves 2,000 quick service restaurants, garnering from 30-40 percent of the market share. Sugarmade plans to expand operations via the addition of market share and the introduction of new product offerings.

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CEO Jimmy Chan is an experienced business executive instrumental in growing multiple business operations with a strong expertise in international trade and banking, and international manufacturing and importation. He is also the founder of CarryOutSupplies.com, a company that revolutionized the custom-printed paper supplies subsector of the quick service restaurant industry, which merged with Sugarmade in 2014.

Arman Tabatabaei serves as operations consultant, providing high-level, day-to-day strategic guidance and tactical operational supervision for all aspects of the corporation’s business. He is an expert at data collection and analysis relative to resource management, risk forecasting and profit and loss management.

Sugarmade specializes in growing and acquiring innovative brands to maximize value for company employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. Sugarmade believes its future is very bright as the company expands operations within the cultivation sector and rapidly increases its revenue base. 6

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.00825, off by 0.60241%, on 3,773,019 volume with 107 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 6,143,585 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0073/$0.083999998.

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Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTCQB: NUGS)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTCQB: NUGS).

Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTCQB: NUGS), headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is focused on supporting entrepreneurial growth within the fast-growing legal cannabis sector. Through a selective portfolio of subsidiaries, Cannabis Strategic Ventures offers outsourced personnel solutions tailor-made to match the growth dynamics of cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, dispensaries and other cannabis marketplace participants. The company also pursues investment opportunities in the areas of real estate, cultivation, extraction, distribution, packaging, dispensary operations, and branded products within the cannabis space.

The legalization of adult-use sales in California is expected to create nearly 99,000 cannabis industry jobs in the state by 2021, representing about a third of all cannabis jobs nationwide, and 146,000 jobs overall when indirect and induced efforts are considered, according to Arcview Market Research. By 2021, direct cannabis industry employment will top 291,500 FTE jobs, with a total employment effect of nearly 414,000 FTEs across all legal cannabis states, according to the report.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures believes its staffing capabilities will be in a similar state of demand. The company in April 2018 completed a definitive agreement to acquire Worldwide Staffing Group, Inc., which booked approximately $1.5 million in revenues in 2017.

Worldwide will operate within Cannabis Strategic Ventures as an independent and separate wholly owned subsidiary providing strictly non-cannabis related employment and staffing services. As Worldwide continues to expand its operations in general clerical and administrative, marketing, accounting, and other verticals, Cannabis Strategic Ventures will leverage the subsidiary’s expertise to expand its business operations further into the cannabis staffing arena, with an emphasis on the California markets.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures’ BudHire™ subsidiary is an outsourced employment service specifically designed to meet the needs of growing cannabis-related business operations, utilizes a proven recruiting formula to match the most qualified candidates to a broad spectrum of cannabis-related jobs. Under the BudHire™ brand, Cannabis Strategic Ventures offers temporary, seasonal, permanent staffing solutions, as well as professional employment organization services and human resources consulting to the cannabis industry.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures portfolio also includes Pure Applied Sciences Inc. and its brand “PureOrganix™,” a line of high quality concentrate, organic and pure cannabis oils that conform with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and meet FDA guidelines for Active Pharmaceuticals Products (API). The acquisition includes all intellectual properties, including formulations and technologies, and related accessories of Pure Applied Sciences.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures Pure Applied Sciences subsidiary, has a cannabis concentrate extraction services agreement with CP Logistics LLC (“CPL”), a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Sunniva Inc. (CSE:SNN) (OTCQX:SNNVF). Under this agreement, CPL will perform white label services producing high quality, ultra-purified cannabis extracts out of its Sun-Oil Facility in Cathedral City, California, for Pure Applied Sciences under the Pure Organix brand name.

The management team at Cannabis Strategic Ventures believes there is incredible opportunity to carve-out and control specific industry niches, to create unique cannabis consumer branded products, and to expand into other sub-sectors of the cannabis marketplace.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTCQB: NUGS), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.137, up 52.2222%, on 6,290,016 volume with 995 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,039,679 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.025499999/$1.73000001.

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Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO).

Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO) develops, markets and sells proprietary laboratory instrumentation and associated consumables to the life sciences sample preparation market. Sample preparation refers to the wide range of activities that precede most forms of scientific analysis. It is often complex and time-consuming, yet a critical part of scientific research. The market for sample preparation products is currently estimated at $6 billion worldwide.

The Company’s product line can be used to exquisitely control the sample preparation process. It is based on a patented, enabling technology platform called pressure cycling technology (“PCT”). PCT uses alternating cycles of hydrostatic pressure between ambient (14.5 psi) and ultra-high levels (up to 100,000 psi) to safely and reproducibly control critical biological processes, such as the lysis (breakage) of cells, the digestion of proteins, and the inactivation of pathogens.

Pressure BioSciences’ product line is led by its newly released, next-generation Barocycler 2320EXTREME instrument. Named a finalist in the prestigious 2017 R&D Awards (also known as the “Oscars of Innovation”), the Barocycler 2320EXT is already being touted by some key opinion leaders as an essential element of the $1.8 billion U.S. “Cancer Moonshot” program. For example, Professor Phil Robinson, Co-head of the cancer research center of the Children’s Medical Research Institute (Sydney, Australia), said in a recent interview: “We are collecting the whole proteome on 70,000 tumor samples from all classes where complete clinical outcome is known. Due to its unique capabilities, the Barocycler 2320EXT has become a critical part of our program. It is the primary enabler of the high-throughput component of the project. Without this step, our project simply could not be done. In fact, the Barocycler 2320EXT works so well we have just purchased two more.”

Momentum is building when it comes to the potential for using the Company’s unique PCT technology platform. Leading scientists are intrigued by Pressure BioSciences’ approach, which among other attributes, revolutionizes the process of rupturing cells (lysis) for further study, yielding superior biomolecules for investigation. The Company’s technology transcends current methods of breaking open cells, which use chemicals, blades, metal beads, or other damaging and altering methods that can ultimately adversely affect the result for researchers. Pressure BioSciences’ PCT technology utilizes customized, controlled hydrostatic (water) pressure to rupture cells in a chamber, enabling exquisitely customized levels of pressure to optimally break open different types of cells at prescribed pressure levels—something never before accomplished in a commercial setting. Using this pioneering method, the result is a truer, more legitimate sample, which boosts the efficacy of research and the quality of results. The potential impact of this technology on scientific advancement is enormous, enabling research scientists to begin their studies with biological samples of unprecedented integrity, with the potential to improve research outcomes at the earliest, most critical step. PCT can additionally inactivate pathogens (e.g., viruses, bacteria) using hydrostatic pressure, making the samples safer to study—another innovation with astronomical potential for application in a variety of markets.

The Company’s high-pressure instruments for research purposes are marketed throughout the United States, Europe, China and Japan. To date, Pressure BioSciences has installed nearly 300 PCT Systems in over 165 leading academic, government, biotech and pharma laboratories around the world. Its primary applications are in biomarker discovery, forensics, agriculture and pathology. Over 100 scientific papers have been published on the advantages of the PCT platform, which is also being used in the specialized fields of drug discovery and design, bio-therapeutics characterization, soil and plant biology, vaccine development and histology.

Impressive as their biotech business is, there is more to the PBI story. Pressure BioSciences recently received two patents in China for its novel Ultra Shear Technology (UST), a process that has potential in a wide range of industrial applications, including extending the shelf life of some food products and making two insoluble liquids (like oil in water) soluble. Patents have also been filed in many other countries worldwide. UST is a novel technique based on the use of intense shear forces generated from ultra-high-pressure valve discharge.

This important technology has the potential to play a significant role in a number of commercially important areas through its ability to create high-quality, stable nanoemulsions. Scientific studies indicate that improved absorption, higher bioavailability, greater stability, lower surfactant levels and other advantages can be achieved with nanoemulsions – all hugely important factors in the fields of nutraceuticals, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and in various medical products. There is an enormous opportunity in the cannabis market, since the technology can potentially reduce oil droplets containing cannabidiol (CBD) to nanoparticles, after which they can be safely suspended in a stable water solution—something many companies have endeavored to achieve without success. Researchers looking for a way to increase the bioavailability of cannabinoids in the body will find this technology a game changer.

The Company’s UST technology also has possibilities in the production of clean label foods, which are currently processed using several innovative methods, including high-pressure treatments (such as Starbucks’ Evolution line of juices). In 2015, the worldwide market for high-pressure processed (HPP) food was estimated at U.S. $10 billion. UST uses ultra-high pressures and certain valves to generate intense shear forces under controlled temperature conditions to produce nanoemulsions, and which also significantly reduces food-borne pathogens. Pressure BioSciences’ initial focus with this technology will be to evaluate UST for the production of high-quality dairy products and beverages.

Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO), closed Wednesday's trading session at $2.50, up 16.2791%, on 11,085 volume with 45 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 18,250 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.600600004/$4.0300002.

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