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Acquired Sales Corp. (AQSP)

Market Exclusive, Street Insider, Wall Street Analyzer, Central Charts, Market Screener, Wallet Investor, Barchart, Investors Hangout, last10k, Stockhouse, Dividend Investor, YCharts, MarketBeat, Seeking Alpha, Wallmine, Morningstar, Green Market Report, Marijuana Stock Review, MarketWatch, Simply Wall St, GlobeNewswire, Bloomberg, Nasdaq, 4-Traders, and InvestorsHub reported beforehand on Acquired Sales Corp. (AQSP), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Listed on the OTC Markets, Acquired Sales Corp. is a consolidator of companies making branded cannabinoid-infused products. These products include beverages, muscle/joint rubs, oils, crystals, tinctures, bath bombs, isolate, relief balms, elixirs, body washes, med sticks, lotions, vape pens and cartridges, shatter, and gummies. On February 24, 2020, the Company acquired 100 percent of fast growing and profitable Warrender Enterprise, Inc. d/b/a Lifted Made (previously d/b/a Liquids), of Zion, Illinois. Acquired Sales has its head office in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Acquired Sales believes in the value of cannabinoids (CBD, CBG, CBN, etc.). In addition, the Company owns 4.99 percent of CBD-infused beverage and products maker Ablis Holding Company, and of craft distillers Bendistillery, Inc. d/b/a Crater Lake Spirits and Bend Spirits, Inc., Bend, Oregon, that it purchased on April 30, 2019.

Acquired Sales’ House Brands include Lifted Made. This is the distinguished house of creative cannabis products targeting astute consumers who demand the highest quality products, fastest delivery systems, as well as lasting effects.

House Brands also include Levé-Pâte De Fruit. Levé is a cannabis-infused confectionary brand, centered around the highest quality vegan ingredients imported from France. Levé is launching next month. Another House Brand is Urb-Finest Flower. Urb is an exclusive cannabis hemp flower brand. Urb is centered around supporting American farmers, using rare hemp genetics (strains) paired with one-of-a-kind packaging.

This week, Acquired Sales announced that it closed on its acquisition of 100 percent of profitable, growing CBD-infused products maker Warrender Enterprise, Inc. d/b/a Lifted Made (previously d/b/a Lifted Liquids), for consideration of $3.75 million in cash, $3.75 million in the form of a secured promissory note, 4,545,455 shares of unregistered common stock of Acquired Sales, and warrants to purchase 1,820,000 shares of unregistered common stock of Acquired Sales at an exercise price of $5.00 per share.

Mr. Nicholas S. Warrender, Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lifted Made, is continuing as the CEO of Lifted Made under a long-term employment agreement. Mr. Warrender has also become Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Acquired Sales.

Acquired Sales Corp. (AQSP), closed Thursday's trading session at $3.10, off by 4.6154%, on 1,488 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 381 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.25/$14.6000003.

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Basic Energy Services, Inc. (BASX)

Zacks, OTC Markets, last10k, AI Stock Finder, Street Insider, InvestorsHub, Infront Analytics, Seeking Alpha, Morningstar, Barchart, MarketWatch, TradingView, PR Newswire, and OTC.Watch reported earlier on Basic Energy Services, Inc. (BASX), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Basic Energy Services, Inc. provides well site services to oil and natural gas drilling and producing companies in the United States. It supports six geographic markets conducting operations in the Texas Gulf Coast region, the Central region, the Permian Basin of West Texas, California and the Rocky Mountains. The Company’s services include Well Servicing, Midstream Services, Water Logistics, Pumping Services, and Rental/Fishing Tools. The Company provides its services to a diverse group of greater than 2,000 oil and gas companies. OTCQX-listed, Basic Energy Services is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Basic Energy Services’ operations are focused in liquids-rich basins that have historically exhibited strong drilling and production economics in recent years with a substantial presence in the Permian Basin, Powder River Basin, and the Bakken, Eagle Ford, and Denver-Julesburg shales. The Company's Well Servicing operations leverage a contemporary fleet of high spec workover rigs, 24 hour rig packages and 700 rig series, matched to the needs of the local markets.

Basic Energy Services’ Pumping Services include Hydraulic Fracturing; Cementing; Acidizing; Nitrogen; Coil Tubing; Water Solution Services; and Frac Stacs. In addition, its Midstream Services is now Agua Libre Midstream. The Company also has its network of 24 Rental & Fishing Tools facilities. It offers an extensive line-up of rental tools, which range from the smallest to the largest and also a broad inventory of fishing tools.

Basic Energy Services’ high spec well servicing rigs perform reliable services to maintain and improve production throughout the productive life of the well. Its Water Logistics operations provides oilfield fluid supply, transportation, storage and disposal services required in workover, completion and remedial projects and also in daily producing well operations.

Basic Energy Services announced this past December a plan to divest of its pumping services assets (not inclusive of coiled tubing) in manifold transactions with expected proceeds of about $30 to $45 million. The design of this divestiture is to bolster the Company’s core remaining production-focused businesses of well servicing and water logistics. This non-core divestiture will also fund the projected 2020 and 2021 capital budget of Agua Libre Midstream, Basic Energy Services’ fast growing, high return-on-assets business.

This past December, Basic Energy Services announced the appointment of Mr. Keith L. Schilling as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, effective January 2, 2020. Mr. Schilling is an accomplished professional with more than 20 years of experience in senior managerial positions with major energy services companies. He replaced T.M. “Roe” Patterson in connection with his voluntary resignation.

Before joining Basic Energy Services, Mr. Schilling was employed by Baker Hughes Company, where he served as President of Baker Hughes Canada since November 2018 and as Director, Sales and Commercial from July 2017 until November 2018. From October 2016 until June 2017, he served as President - Surface for the North America Region.

Basic Energy Services, Inc. (BASX), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.158, off by 11.7318%, on 239,569 volume with 67 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 466,163 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.150000005/$5.17000007.

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KULR Technology Group, Inc. (KULR)

Penny Stock Base, Insights Success, PitchBook, TeleTrader, Stockwatch, Seeking Alpha, Nasdaq, MarketWatch, Street Insider, TipRanks, Morningstar, Financial Buzz, Simply Wall St, Wallet Investor, Dividend.com, Virtual Strategy, PowerPulse.net, Market Screener, GuruFocus, InvestorsHub, GlobeNewswire, and last10k reported beforehand on KULR Technology Group, Inc. (KULR), and we also report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

KULR Technology Group, Inc. is a top provider of battery safety and thermal management technologies. The Company develops, manufactures, as well as licenses next-generation carbon fiber thermal management technologies for batteries and electronic systems. It formerly went by the name KT High-Tech Marketing, Inc. It changed its corporate name to KULR Technology Group, Inc. in August of 2018. Formed in 2013, KULR Technology Group is based in Campbell, California. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

KULR Technology enables leading aerospace, electronics, and electric vehicle manufacturers to make their products cooler, lighter and safer for the consumer. The Company does so taking advantage of its roots in developing pioneering cooling solutions for NASA deep space missions and backed by a strong intellectual property (IP) portfolio.

In essence, KULR Technology Group is an E-Mobility technology platform enterprise. The Company’s expertise is disruptive thermal management solutions combined with extensive telematics data. Its core technology is a NASA co-developed, vertically aligned carbon fiber thermal interface material. This material is lighter, more flexible, and more efficient than traditional passive cooling solutions for electronics and batteries. KULR’s solutions can be designed to fit almost any power or electronic configuration, including extremely demanding spaces.

KULR Technology Group has a license agreement with NASA to evaluate the patent-pending Fractional Thermal Runaway Calorimeter (FTRC) for use in its family of battery safety and thermal management solutions. The FTRC was developed by NASA. It measures the amount of heat energy released during thermal runaway, a dangerous, powerful chain-reaction explosion that can happen when batteries are stored, shipped or used together.

The one year FTRC licensing agreement permits KULR Technology to evaluate the FTRC’s commercial applicability and further enhance KULR’s position as the foremost end-to-end battery safety design, testing, shipping, storage and failure-mitigation provider. KULR will supply NASA with a lithium-ion battery solution for the International Space Station (ISS). In addition, the U.S. Navy chose KULR's Internal Short Circuit (ISC) device for use in Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV). The Navy Sea Systems Command chose KULR’s ISC technology as the safety and validation testing solution for the NAVY battery reserve program.

This week, KULR Technology Group announced a passive propagation resistant (PPR) battery design solution for lithium ion battery safety that is critical for the worldwide lithium ion battery market. The Company’s PPR design solution provides key features that prevents cell to cell thermal runaway propagation and prevents the fire and explosion of a single cell thermal runaway from exiting the battery enclosure. At present, KULR Technology works with NASA’s Marshall Space Center and NASA’s Ames Research Center on the PPR CubeSat battery design to meet the JSC 20793 Revision D safety standard created by NASA for a crewed space mission.

KULR Technology Group, Inc. (KULR), closed Thursday's trading session at $1.30, even for the day, on 1,156 volume with 7 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 618 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.750100016/$3.95000004.

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Lake Resources N.L. (LLKKF)

OTC Markets, Nasdaq, TipRanks, Penny Stock Hub, TeleTrader, Proactive Investors, Stockhouse, GuruFocus, Dividend Investor, Seeking Alpha, InvestorsHub, Bloomberg, Wallet Investor, TradingView, Barchart, OTC.Watch, MarketWatch, Market Screener, Investors Hangout, and Morningstar reported previously on Lake Resources N.L. (LLKKF), and we also highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Lake Resources N.L. focuses on the development of five lithium projects in Argentina’s Lithium Triangle. The Company has the largest lithium lease holding in Argentina. Its acreage totals almost 2,000 sq. km and is 100 percent owned and operated by Lake Resources. The Company’s portfolio provides exposure to brines and pegmatites. This portfolio is situated in close proximity to some of the world’s foremost lithium producers/developers. OTCQB-listed, Lake Resources has its corporate headquarters in Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia.

The Lithium Triangle is a recognized province that produces approximately 50 percent of the globe’s lithium resources. Lake Resources’ Lithium Brine Projects include the Cauchari Project (10 sq. km), Jujuy Province; the Olaroz Project (180 sq. km), Jujuy Province; the Paso Project (290 sq. km), Jujuy Province; and the Kachi Project (690 sq. km), Catamarca Province.

The Cauchari Project was drilled for the first time in 2019. The drilling recovered high grade brines with excellent lithium values up to 538 mg/L.

In November of 2018, Lake Resources announced a maiden JORC resource at its Kachi Project of 4.4 million tonnes (Mt) of contained lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE), and an exploration target ranging between 8-17Mt of LCE. This ranks Kachi as one of the world’s top 10 brine resources. The Kachi Project is roughly 100km south of FMC’s Hombre Muerto lithium brine operation.

The Company’s Lithium Pegmatite Project is the Catamarca Project (720 sq. km), Catamarca Province. The Pegmatite Lithium Project is still at an early exploration stage with field-based XRF analysis planned to identify potential targets for trenching and auger sampling.

Today, Lake Resources announced a further boost for its growth plans, following strong investor support, which will facilitate the development of sustainable and scalable direct extraction technology at its flagship Kachi Lithium Brine Project. The technology developed by the Company’s partner, Lilac Solutions has received backing from a fund led by Mr. Bill Gates and other international business heavyweights. This technology offers a potential sustainable solution for the lithium brines industry.

Under a placement to sophisticated and professional investors, Lake Resources has now secured roughly $3.37 million before costs, while the Share Purchase Plan announced on February 10, 2020 has been oversubscribed having secured approximately $2.1 million. Lake Resources is now considering upsizing the SPP to accommodate the increased demand from shareholders, with such funding to help hasten Lake’s development plans.

Lake Resources N.L. (LLKKF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.028, off by 15.1515%, on 5,000 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 81,541 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.020999999/$0.324400007.

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Maple Leaf Green World, Inc. (MGWFF)

OTC Markets, High Energy Trading, Wealth Daily, Wallet Investor, Ceo.ca, Stockhouse, YCharts, Dividend Investor, Nasdaq, Market Screener, GlobeNewswire, 4-Traders, Profit Confidential, The Stock Market Watch, Investing News, OTC.Watch, Barchart, Daily Marijuana Observer, Midas Letter, NIC Investors, Green Rush Review, GuruFocus, Morningstar, TradingView, Facts About CBD, InvestorsHub, MarketWatch, and Seeking Alpha reported earlier on Maple Leaf Green World, Inc. (MGWFF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Maple Leaf Green World, Inc. concentrates on the cannabis industry in North America. At present, it has cannabis projects in the Province of British Columbia and the States of California and Nevada. The Company’s long-term goal is to produce cannabis oil and to export its products to approved countries. Maple Leaf Green World’s emphasis is on cannabis-derived CBD (cannabidiol) oil for medical-use. The Company has its corporate headquarters in Calgary, Alberta. Maple Leaf Green World lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

The Company has greater than 10 years of extensive greenhouse management experience. It applies its eco-agriculture knowledge and cultivation technology to produce contaminant-free cannabis products.

In Telkwa, British Columbia, Maple Leaf Green World has leased 37-plus acres of land with the option to purchase from Woodmere Nurseries Ltd. Presently, the Company is building a 27,200 sq. ft. cannabis production facility in Telkwa. The expansion capacity is “Up To 500,000 Sq. Ft.” Phase I production is projected up to 3,500 kgs of dried marijuana or equivalent. The anticipation is that this facility will produce pesticide-free, premier quality cannabis and cannabis oil employing biodynamic technology.

In California, Maple Leaf Green World has spent three years developing outdoor cannabis growing methodologies to perfect commercial cultivation models. Its plan is to take advantage of its experience and develop more opportunities in California’s legal recreational counties. The Company, by way of its subsidiary Golden State Green World LLC (GSGW), owns 20 acres of land. GSGW has constructed two 3,000 sq. ft. fully operational cannabis production facilities in Riverside County, California. GSGW plans to build 10 more greenhouses to produce pesticide-free, premier quality cannabis.

In Henderson, Nevada, Maple Leaf Green World, operating via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Silver State Green World LLC (SSGW), acquired BioNeva Innovations, Inc. This includes its cannabis cultivation permit. BioNeva Innovations holds a medical cannabis cultivation facility and a Class 5 business license to produce cannabis.

Last month, Maple Leaf Green World announced that further to its earlier announced hemp seed cultivation license for CBD enriched hemp on December 3, 2019, it will also be cultivating Cannabigerol (CBG) enriched hemp seeds. CBG is a newly discovered, highly sought after, non-psychoactive cannabinoid. CBG possesses significant potential in providing medical relief to ailments not found with CBD.

Additionally, the Company announced that renovation work has already started on the two existing greenhouses at its 20 acres site at Riverside County, California. The renovations involve replacing all the covers and performing a comprehensive sterilization to ensure a clean start up.

Earlier this month, Maple Leaf Green World announced that it signed a Distribution Agreement with Project 7 Group LLC to promote and sell Maple Leaf’s high quality CBD and CBG enriched hemp seed line. The Agreement is renewable yearly with first year’s sale goal set at a minimum of $10 Million USD by Project 7.

Maple Leaf Green World, Inc. (MGWFF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.05, off by 8.7591%, on 115,850 volume with 22 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 48,139 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.024399999/$0.170000001.

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Mason Graphite, Inc. (MGPHF)

Stock Gumshoe, OTC Markets, ValueForum, Insider Financial, Macroaxis, Investing.com, Junior Mining Network, Capital Cube, PR Newswire, Resource World, Stockhouse, Equity Clock, Market Screener, Wallet Investor, Streetwise Reports, InvestorsHub, Investing News, Investors Hangout, TradingView, and EIN Presswire reported previously on Mason Graphite, Inc. (MGPHF), and we also highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Mason Graphite, Inc. is a graphite mining and processing company headquartered in Laval, Quebec. The Company is concentrating on the development of the 100 percent owned Lac Guéret project located in northeastern Quebec. A proven team with more than 50 years of cumulative graphite experience, including processing knowledge and distribution capabilities leads Mason Graphite. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQX.

Mason Graphite issued the positive results of an updated Feasibility Study (FS) for the Lac Guéret project in December of 2018. It featured a long life, low cost operation with an Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of 27.7 percent. The study considers only a portion of the total Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources. "In-Pit" Mineral Resources beyond the Project Life of 25 years represents the ore looking to be extracted after the initial 25 years of mine life. This provides Mason Graphite with the flexibility of extending the mine life far beyond what was presented in the results of the FS.

The Lac Guéret project consists of 215 claims covering 11,630 ha (116 km2). Company Management believes that Lac Guéret is one of the highest grade graphite deposits in the world. Mason Graphite is aiming to be one of the lowest cost producers globally.

Furthermore, the Company is advancing a detailed study for large scale production of value-added graphite products that was started in 2015. Such second transformation includes micronization, additional purification, spheronization and coating, resulting in graphite products suitable for a wide variety of technical applications. This includes carbon brushes, brake linings, plastics and lubricants; electrochemical applications, and other specialized uses.

Mason Graphite announced in December 2019 positive test results in lithium ion cells for its anode material. The battery test results acquired on a pilot batch of spherical graphite for Li-ion batteries from the Company as part of a value-added product (VAP) development project are positive. The results confirm the hypothesis that the fine graphite flakes extracted from the Lac Guéret deposit are a suitable material to manufacture spherical graphite for the lithium-ion anode market, particularly for electric vehicles.

This week, Mason Graphite announced that Mr. Benoit Gascon. President, Chief Executive Officer and Director will retire, effective March 31, 2020. Mr. Paul R. Carmel, Chairman of the Board of Mason Graphite, said: “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to show my gratitude to Benoît who worked tirelessly in recent years to build a strong team and advance the Lac Guéret Project.”

In addition, Mason Graphite announced the appointment of Mr. Peter Damouni as Director of the Corporation. Mr. Damouni has greater than 18 years of experience in investment banking and capital markets, with expertise in natural resources.

Mason Graphite, Inc. (MGPHF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.1852, off by 0.220893%, on 12,590 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 84,208 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.142299994/$0.348399996.

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Sono-Tek Corporation (SOTK)

Zacks, OTC Markets, Annual Reports, Dividend Investor, Wallet Investor, Micro Small Cap, Whale Wisdom, InvestorsHub, Information Vine, StockInvest.us, Capital Cube, Street Insider, MarketBeat, Silicon Investor, Stockwatch, Simply Wall St, Dividend.com, and Stockhouse reported beforehand on Sono-Tek Corporation (SOTK), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Sono-Tek Corporation designs and manufactures ultrasonic coating systems for applying on parts and components for the microelectronics/electronics, alternative energy, medical, industrial, and research and development/other markets globally. The Company is the top developer and manufacturer of ultrasonic coating systems. Its solutions are environmentally-friendly, efficient, and also highly reliable. OTCQX-listed, Sono-Tek is based in Milton, New York.

Ultrasonic coating is an innovative, environmentally-friendly, low velocity spray technology. It creates micron thickness, very uniform protective and functional thin films with no clogging and very little overspray.

Sono-Tek develops and manufactures ultrasonic coating systems for applying precise, thin film coatings to protect, strengthen or smooth surfaces on parts and components for different markets including specialized glass applications in construction and automotive. Its solutions enable major reductions in overspray, savings in raw material, water and energy usage. Furthermore, they provide improved process repeatability, transfer efficiency, high uniformity, as well as reduced emissions.

The Company’s unique, patented coating systems provide total solutions to complex and varied coating challenges in a host of worldwide industries, from research and development (R&D) through high volume production. All of Sono-Tek’s ultrasonic coating systems integrate Sono-Tek ultrasonic nozzles, liquid delivery, and full system controls. Machines range from R&D tabletop systems, standalone fully enclosed programmable systems, and wide area continuous production inline systems.

In January, Sono-Tek announced a new ultrasonic coating system, the FlexiCoat EMI. It is specifically designed for conformal spraying of EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) shielding material onto semiconductor packages.

FlexiCoat EMI is an automated XYZ coating system. It is specifically engineered and proven to spray copper and silver-filled shielding materials with precise control of coating characteristics and little overspray. The Company developed a special ultrasonic nozzle configuration for these EMI applications, which provides a more targeted spray area that considerably lessens overspray when compared with all other spray types.

In addition, in January, Sono-Tek reported financial results for its Fiscal 2020 Q3 and year-to-date period ended November 30, 2019. Q3 Fiscal 2020 financial highlights for the Company include another record breaking quarter for sales of $3.67 million. This represents a 16 percent increase versus Q3 FY 2019. Sono-Tek had a record high Backlog of $5.40 million.

The Company had a Gross Margin of 48.9 percent versus 41.0 percent in Q3 FY 2019. This represents a 790 basis point expansion. Net income was $280,000 in comparison to $20,000 in Q3 FY 2019. This represents a 14-fold increase. The Company’s Sales Growth Guidance for FY 2020 remains at a 15-25 percent annual increase.

Sono-Tek Corporation (SOTK), closed Thursday's trading session at $2.28, off by 0.436681%, on 7,765 volume with 14 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 3,122 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.89999997/$3.00.

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Geospatial Corp.  (GSPH)

Penny Sleuth, Micro Cap Research, InvestorsHub, Market Screener, 4-Traders, Morningstar, MarketWatch, PR Newswire, GuruFocus, HotStockChat, YCharts, Wallet Investor, SmallCapVoice, Trading View, The Street, last10k, and Simply Wall St reported earlier on Geospatial Corp.  (GSPH), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter. 

Geospatial Corp. is a leading innovator of asset management/analytics/mapping software and 3D mapping technologies. The Company utilizes integrated technologies to  establish the accurate location and position of underground pipelines, conduits, and also other underground infrastructure data. This allows Geospatial to create accurate three-dimensional (3D) digital maps and models of underground infrastructure. Geospatial is headquartered in Sarver, Pennsylvania.

The Company has new Quality Assurance (QA) and Installed Locational Integrity Management (ILIM) programs for underground pipelines. Geospatial provides complete QA programs and ILIM programs for underground pipelines and conduits installed through Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) methods irrespective of depth, material, or soil conditions. The service addresses the need for accurate 3D mapping of critical pipeline segments, which exceeds regulatory requirements and supports integrity and reliability demands.

The Company provides integrated data acquisition technologies. These technologies accurately locate and map underground and aboveground infrastructure assets. This includes pipelines and surface features via Geospatial’s GeoUnderground Cloud-Based Portal. The design of GeoUnderground is around the Google Maps API.

GeoUnderground is the Company’s cloud-based Geographic Information System (GIS) platform. It provides clients with a total solution to their underground and aboveground asset management needs. Geospatial uses a collection of data acquisition tools. The Company cost-effectively maps most pipelines to an accuracy of less than 10 cm (3.9 inches).

GeoUnderground is a strong Cloud-Based GIS database. The database enables users to view and use this 3D pipeline mapping information securely from any desktop or mobile device. Geospatial is integrating Blockchain technology with GeoUnderground. This will provide a cloud-based locational software platform permitting energy companies a secure way to manage contracts, assure provenance, and track asset maintenance.

Last week, Geospatial announced that Kerr Engineered Sales and Geospatial entered into a sales and marketing agreement to provide underground mapping solutions, data acquisition and software solutions across the North East and Mid-Atlantic regions. Kerr Engineered Sales has been selling integrated solutions to major oil and gas transmission and distribution companies for decades. It has established a strong reputation representing many of the best technologies within the energy industry.

Geospatial Corp.  (GSPH), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0144, up 75.6098%, on 8,500 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 84,273 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0052/$0.0225.

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CurAegis Technologies, Inc. (CRGS)

Penny Stock Tweets, Dividend Investor, Insider Mole, Equity Clock, Market Screener, Morningstar, MarketWatch, 4-Traders, InvestorsHub, Stockwatch, Investor Place, Simply Wall St, Marketbeat, Capital Cube, YCharts, Stock Invest, Barchart, The Street, OTC Markets, Infront Analytics, Stockhouse, last10k, Wallet Investor, and TradingView reported earlier on CurAegis Technologies, Inc. (CRGS), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Technologies, Inc. develops and markets advanced technologies in the areas of power, safety, and wellness. The Company consists of two independent divisions. One is its CURA Division and the other is its Aegis Division.  CurAegis is now concentrating on commercialization strategies in diverse technologies. These include the CURA system, which includes the myCadian™ watch that measures degradation of alertness and sleep attributes; the Z-Coach e-learning education and training tool, and the Aegis hydraulic pump. OTCQB-listed, CurAegis Technologies is based in Rochester, New York.

The CURA™ system and the myCadian™ watch enable the user and third parties to anticipate and prevent undesired or disastrous situations caused by the degradation of alertness. CurAegis completed its validation studies of the CURA System at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Rochester Medical Center. The Company previously said that it can now state that it can predict a person’s fatigue level, at close to laboratory accuracy, in real-time.

The CURA System consists of hardware and software, which measures numerous metrics to establish that a person's ability to perform a task or job appears to be degrading. The CURA division is developing a proprietary technology and family of products designed to measure the reduction in a person’s alertness and to train persons on how to improve alertness levels. The CURA System gives a person accurate and relevant real-time information regarding their current and long-term sleep and fatigue health.

The Company’s Aegis hydraulic pump (Aegis Division) is an innovative hydraulic design. Its goal is to deliver better efficiencies in a package that is smaller and lighter than contemporary technologies.  Moreover, in 2015, the Z-Coach e-learning tool was acquired by CurAegis Technologies. The Z-Coach® Wellness Program is a robust, proven and proprietary online sleep training and education solution to address sleep issues and improve wellness.

In December, Mr. Richard A. Kaplan, Chief Executive Officer of CurAegis Technologies announced that Mr. Lance F. Drummond was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. At present, Mr. Drummond is a Board member of Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac). He has served on the Audit Committee and Nominations and Governance Committee since 2015. He is a Board member for United Community Bank, Inc. since 2018, where he serves on the Risk Committee, Nominating and Governance Committee and Compensation Committee.

CurAegis Technologies, Inc. (CRGS), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.12, up 62.1622%, on 8,330 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 32,834 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.005599999/$0.25.

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Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (LEAI)

TipRanks, Infront Analytics, 4-Traders, Dividend Investor, Fortune Stock Alerts, RedChip, Marketbeat, DSR News, PHUB News, Stockwatch, Stock Commander, PennyPickAlerts, and Barchart reported previously on Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (LEAI), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. is a leading worldwide provider of practical, high-quality, and value-based educational training. This training is on the topics of personal finance, entrepreneurship, real estate, and financial markets investing strategies and techniques. The Company’s dedication is to providing quality financial education. OTCQB-listed, Legacy Educational Alliance has headquarters in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. Legacy’s U.S. office is in Cape Coral, Florida.

Legacy provides its training via a variety of brands. These include Trade Up Investor Education™; Rich Dad® Education; Rich Dad® Stock Education; Making Money from Property with Martin Roberts™; Brick Buy Brick™; Building Wealth; Robbie Fowler Property Academy™; Women in Wealth™; and The Independent Woman™.

The design of Robbie Fowler Property Academy™ is to teach investment strategies people can use to obtain a clear path towards long-term wealth.  The Independent Woman™ is a leader in the effort to provide educational training, seminars, as well as services designed to help women build their financial intelligence.

Rich Dad® Education provides students with comprehensive instruction and mentoring in real estate and financial instruments training in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. The Women In Wealth™ brand seeks to empower women with a strong financial education and help them in discovering the power of real estate investing to create cash flow and build financial independence.

The Making Money from Property with Martin Roberts™ brand provides a property-based curriculum centered on how and why to buy property at auction. The Rich Dad® Stock Education training brand helps its students become astute investors who understand how to create winning trades and potential profits in any market condition.

The Trade Up Investor Education™ brand underwent development in partnership with Investor's Business Daily®. Students’ are provided educational training designed to help them build their knowledge of stock and options trading. The Brick Buy Brick™ brand introduces its students to the tools and strategies used by successful investors to become financially free through real estate investing.

Recently, Legacy Education Alliance announced that it held a Legacy Education financial training in Hong Kong on September 15-17 in defiance of Typhoon Mangkhut.   On the days that followed the storm, most of the city’s 600 bus routes were out of service because of debris- blocked roads. Despite the chaotic transport dilemma and seemingly endless storm cleanup, students began showing up for the Legacy Education financial training.

Mr. Anthony Humpage, Legacy Education Alliance’s Chief Executive Officer, who personally attended the event, said,”…Our Hong Kong students did not let this natural disaster dictate their next steps in life. They weathered the storm, and immediately jumped back on track to becoming financially educated. Having personally witnessed super typhoon Mangkhut and its aftermath, our students’ tenacity is testament to their determination and resiliency.”

Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (LEAI), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.15045, up 85.7407%, on 10,000 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5,058 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.039999999/$0.35800001.

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Vitality Biopharma, Inc. (VBIO)

Penny Stock Tweets, Zacks, The OTC Reporter, Finance Registrar, MarketWatch, GuruFocus, Stock Beast, SmallCap Network, Stockhouse, and Promotion Stock Secrets reported earlier on Vitality Biopharma, Inc. (VBIO), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter. 

Vitality Biopharma, Inc.’s dedication is to the development of cannabinoid prodrug pharmaceuticals, and to unlocking the power of cannabinoids for the treatment of serious neurological and inflammatory disorders. Since 2012, the Company has developed a unique capability to produce molecules via glycosylation. This is a form of enzymatic biosynthesis, which was originally developed to improve the taste of stevia. The platform is well suited for the discovery of new pharmaceutical products. OTCQB-listed, Vitality Biopharma has its headquarters in Los Angeles, California.   

Late in 2015, Vitality successfully modified cannabidiol (CBD), which is not psychoactive. In continuing work, the Company has created a novel class of pharmaceuticals called cannabosides. Cannabosides, upon ingestion, can enable the selective delivery of THC and cannabidiol (CBD) to the gastrointestinal tract. 

Vitality Biopharma can biosynthesize cannabinoid glycosides (cannabosides) via enzyme biosynthesis. The Company is one of only a very few groups in the world who know how to produce and work with the enzymes that perform glycosylation. It has been focused on it because the same enzymes are used to modify the taste of stevia (steviol glycosides).   

Vitality Biopharma has developed a proprietary biosynthesis technology that can modify cannabinoids to create pharmaceutical prodrugs that have no psychoactivity and that can provide targeted disease treatment. The process involves small molecule glycosylation, where sugar molecules are attached to cannabinoids, creating new compounds called cannabinoid glycosides, or cannabosides. 

The Company has introduced its lead cannabinoid drug formulation VITA-100 as a non-psychoactive prodrug of THC. Vitality is centering initial clinical development efforts on VITA-100, a proprietary THC cannabinoid drug formulation. The treatment indications it plans to evaluate in Phase 2 trials include inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome, and narcotic bowel syndrome (a severe form of opiate-induced abdominal pain). 

Vitality Biopharma announced in April 2018 the pending establishment of a wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary, Vitality Genetics, Ltd. This subsidiary will focus on and enable the performance of a wide assortment of cannabinoid genetics research and development (R&D) programs. Vitality Biopharma announced in May the discovery of new antimicrobial activity of cannabinoids and its application for treatment of C.  

Difficile-associated diarrhea and colitis. In experiments executed according to guidance by the Clinical Laboratory and Standards Institute (CLSI), Vitality determined that cannabinoids (including THC) are effective antibiotics for C. diff, VRE, and a variety of additional pathogens. 

Recently, Vitality Biopharma announced that during a recent in vitro safety pharmacological screening study, its lead drug candidate VBX-100 demonstrated no signs of adverse pharmacological effects. This affirms its potential for extensive clinical use as a GI-targeted prodrug of THC. Vitality Biopharma has filed for intellectual property (IP) protection on greater than 100 different glycoside prodrugs. This includes VBX-100. 

Vitality Biopharma, Inc. (VBIO), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.06, up 500.00%, on 66,758 volume with 26 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 40,550 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000009999/$1.50.

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MoneyOnMobile, Inc. (MOMT)

Stockflare, Marketwired, Stockopedia, Barchart, The Street, TradingView, YCharts, 4-Traders, OTC Markets, MarketWatch, InvestorsHub, and Morningstar reported on MoneyOnMobile, Inc. (MOMT), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQB-listed, MoneyOnMobile, Inc. is one of India's largest mobile phone-based payment networks. The Company facilitates easy, safe, and secure financial transactions to millions of Indians. Its core belief is in providing service to the unbanked consumer, by way of Financial Inclusion and self-dependence.

The Company previously went by the name Calpian, Inc. It changed its corporate name to MoneyOnMobile, Inc. in August 2016. Incorporated in 2006, MoneyOnMobile has offices in Dallas, Texas, and Mumbai, India.

The Company’s services include money transfer, mobile recharge, bill payment, DTH recharge, train tickets, flight tickets, hotel booking, and online shopping. It designed MoneyOnMobile to work across all mobile phone handsets. This is from the most basic to the most advanced.

MoneyOnMobile continually innovates to provide a range of innovative solutions together with its continuous, premier, 24 x 7 transactional convenience via a simple SMS, Application and Web Portal.

MoneyOnMobile has authorization by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to set up a semi-closed payment system in India. This system enables registered users to buy goods, products, and services from registered Merchants.  MoneyOnMobile provides a broad array of services on a real-time basis, irrespective of geography, time, and mobile operator.

MoneyOnMobile announced in June the launch of the Reserve Bank of India's payment service (Bharat Billpay) through the MoneyOnMobile retailer platform. The launch of the new service enables its retailers to meet the growing demand for digital payment services among the estimated 600-800 million unbanked/underbanked population of India and increase the monthly spend of its existing customers.

Recently, MoneyOnMobile announced the number of MOM ATM units deployed in India has surpassed the 10,000-unit mark.

Mr. Harold Montgomery, MoneyOnMobile’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are pleased with the progress of our MOM ATM deployments. Crossing the 10,000-unit mark demonstrates, we believe, strong demand for this product by our retailers. We are well on our way to reaching our goal of 30,000 MOM ATM units deployed by the end of 2019. This is the first step in the cycle of deployment activation and revenues.”

MoneyOnMobile, Inc. (MOMT), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.026025, up 147.8571%, on 10,085 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,503 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.010099999/$0.230000004.

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Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: AESE)

TopPennyStockMovers, Wall Street Resources, and Wall Street Reporting reported earlier on Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. (AESE), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter. 

Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. is a growth-oriented oil and gas exploration and production enterprise. The Company is concentrating on non-operated Bakken and Three Forks properties.  At present,  it controls more than 10,000 net Bakken and/or Three Forks acres. Established in 2010, Black Ridge Oil & Gas is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The Company lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

  On June 21, 2016, Black Ridge Oil & Gas closed its debt restructuring agreement. It remains a public company. Its strategy shifted from asset owner to asset  Manager.

Black Ridge Oil & Gas, along with its capital providers, is working to acquire oil and gas assets throughout the major U.S. onshore basins. Since 2010, it has participated in drilling greater than 300 Bakken or Three Forks wells in North Dakota and Montana.

The Company receives short term income from management fees from the different joint ventures (JVs) - Black Ridge Holding Company, LLC initially; Merced Black Ridge, LLC (established July 2015), and others as it makes acquisitions.

In essence, Black Ridge Oil & Gas concentrates on its asset management business and partnering with investment sponsors to acquire oil and gas assets. Moreover, the Company concentrates on energy loans and providing capital for oil and gas drilling/completion projects. 

Black Ridge Oil & Gas takes a minority rather than majority interest in its wells. This strategy produces a highly-diversified portfolio of Bakken and Three Forks wells across the Williston Basin for the Company.

Black Ridge currently manages Working Interests (WIs) in more than 350 gross Bakken and/or Three Forks wells. These produce roughly 1,500 net BOEPD  (Barrels of Oil Equivalent Per Day). 

Black Ridge (being a non-operator) participates in Bakken and Three Forks wells on a proportionate basis. This is according to its leasehold interest in each drilling unit drilled by its operating partners. 

The Company, as sponsor of Black Ridge Acquisition Corp. (BRACU), is aggressively looking to acquire oil and gas assets throughout the major United States basins. Black Ridge Acquisition is a $138 million special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) focused on identifying a growth oriented merger candidate.

Regarding its Merced Black Ridge Partnership, Merced provides equity capital. This capital is used to acquire/develop non-operated assets in all U.S. onshore basins. Black Ridge sources deals and manages day to day business.

Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. (AESE), closed Thursday's trading session at $2.35, off by 2.4977%, on 49,640 volume with 286 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 65,998 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.0999999/$10.8100004.

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Sunvalley Solar, Inc. (SSOL)

Wallstreetlivechat, PennyStockPros, The Stock Scout, Penny Stock Rumble, Stockhunter.us, PennyStockClub, OurHotStockPicks, PennyStocks24, Fast Moving Stocks, VIP STOCK ALERTS, and FeedBlitz reported previously on Sunvalley Solar, Inc. (SSOL), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Sunvalley Solar, Inc., by way of its subsidiary, Sunvalley Solar Tech, Inc., operates as a solar power technology and system integration company in the State of California. The Company centers on solar systems design and installation, solar technology research and development (R&D), and solar equipment manufacturing and distribution areas. Established in 2007, Sunvalley Solar is headquartered in in Walnut, California.

Sunvalley Solar acquired Rayco Energy, Inc. in 2016. Rayco Energy is an established northern California company. It specializes in providing cost-saving and efficient energy solutions to local communities and business units. This includes LED lighting, Solar Thermal, as well as Solar Electricity.

Rayco Energy combines energy efficiency measures with renewable energy sources. It services the multi-family sector (Apartments, Homeowner Associations (HOA)) and small-sized commercial projects.

Sunvalley Solar’s business development strategy is to develop the Company as the end-to-end solar energy solution provider for solar power equipment dealers, solar power system installers, and solar power energy end users.

The Company provides turnkey solar system solutions. These include designing, building, operating, monitoring, and maintaining solar power systems for owners, builders, and architecture firms. Its R&D team comprises PhDs in Optoelectronics. The team specializes in photovoltaic panel technologies (coating and focusing).

In addition, the Company’s focus is in the area of National Solar Technical Support and a Service Center. Sunvalley Solar serves small private residences and large commercial solar power users.

The Company’s R&D team’s projects include 975 kW commercial solar power systems for distribution warehouses and manufacturing companies. Furthermore, projects include 1 MW commercial solar power systems for agriculture farms and cold storage facilities.

Its R&D is presently focusing on developing new coating technology to increase the efficiency of PV panels; developing new focusing technology to reduce the size of silicon cells and reduce the silicon cost per watt; developing solar PV application technology to decrease system level cost; and developing new solar parts – Micro-inverters.

Sunvalley Solar has its patented technology – Networked Solar Panels and Related Methods. It has patented the technology "Networked Solar Panels and Related Methods" (USPTO 12/198,076). This technology enables the solar power system operator to monitor the grid status, and manage and control the output from each panel, each subsystem, and the system as a whole.

Sunvalley Solar, Inc. (SSOL), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0239, up 29.8913%, on 656 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,629 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.012699999/$0.037.

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Trxade Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Trxade Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS).

Pharmacy services B2B innovator Trxade Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS) will ring the Nasdaq opening bell Friday, February 28, to celebrate the supplier-to-pharmacy business’s uplisting to the Capital Market exchange, which the company announced February 13. As one circumstance of the move, Trxade will begin trading under the ticker MEDS and will phase out its previously existing OTC common stock symbol, ‘TRXD’. The iconic ringing of the bell represents a significant milestone for companies and an opportunity for them to celebrate their achievements in front of a global audience.

Trxade Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS) is an integrated pharmaceutical services company that offers a unique combination of a web-based purchasing platform (www.trxade.com) for transactions between independent pharmacists and drug distributors (B2B); a network of pharmacies with E-Hub software; a mail order pharmacy; and warehouse and drug delivery services. This synergistic combination of product offerings and superior data analytics is poised to benefit all stakeholders and consumers within the pharmaceutical industry.

Trxade will leverage and scale its fully integrated model to execute the following growth strategies:

  • Increase share of pharmacist drug purchasing
  • Additional SKUs and expand product breath
  • Partner with Specialty and International Mfg.
  • Expand mail order licenses to all 50 states
  • Scale Delivmeds for consumer delivery nationwide
  • Integration with telemedicine
  • M&A Opportunities within drug value chain

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Trxade’s overarching corporate strategy is to penetrate the existing retail independent pharmacy marketplace and diversify the company’s pharmaceutical mix with additional specialty and acute care products. Trxade is advancing on this mission by focusing on three key niches in the health care market.

Business-to-Business (B2B)

The $330 billion U.S. pharmaceutical industry is comprised of more than 65,000 pharmacy facilities and 1,500 state-licensed suppliers. Roughly 24,000 of these facilities are independent pharmacies, which collectively spend approximately $93 billion a year on branded and generic drugs.

Trxade targets these independent pharmacies, leveraging a robust, “E-Bay/Kayak-like” technology platform with optimum buyer/seller pricing algorithms, product availability, and predictive data analytics features.

Trxade currently serves and transacts with more than one-third (10,250) of these independent pharmacies and facilitates over $10 million of drug purchases a month!

Consumer

Trxade also targets the “consumer side” of the pharmaceutical industry, aiming to lower prescription drug costs by attacking the inefficient value chain; offering drug price transparency and efficient buying; and, delivering drugs DIRECT to independent pharmacists and consumers.

The company operates a full-service mail order pharmacy for U.S. consumers, as well as a mobile app called “Delivmeds” (http://www.delivmeds.com) which enables SAME DAY home delivery of dispensed prescriptions.

Retail

Trxade’s Managed Services Organization (“TrxadeMSO”) enables its member independent retail pharmacies to get patients, process orders, and deliver or ship prescriptions to patients. TrxadeMSO provides access to encompassing network of pharmacies through the E-Hub software, allowing for timely and comprehensive medication fulfillment.

These offerings ensure the best-suited pharmacy receives the patient’s information, thereby ensuring appropriate medication coverage based on the patient’s location, payor coverage, and medication access/inventory. This will save the clinicians and their staff time as they benefit from efficiency and enhanced workflow management in script processing and fulfillment.

Health Care Market

The U.S. health care market currently hovers near $4 trillion and is expected to grow as the general population ages. This growth will have greater impact on consumers as out-of-pocket expenses also rise. Additionally, drug costs are paced to increase faster than the overall health care and well above inflation.

Drug pricing is variable, and reimbursement is squeezing profits. This provides significant opportunity for the Trxade model of price visibility and profit optimization.

Trxade’s fair online market platform targets the nation’s retail community and independent pharmacies, of which there are approximately 24,000 nationwide. TRxADE has found that independent pharmacies, in order to be cost-effective, often operate with minimal staff and conduct up-to-the minute price checks. The TRxADE S2P platform gives these pharmacists the ability to easily compare the price of drugs offered by various suppliers and select the most favorable deals, saving money by taking advantage of best purchase pricing.

TRxADE’s programs include:

  • TRxADE Exchange, which opens and widens the distribution channel to the retail, community pharmacy. A purchasing pharmacy can view products from manufacturers, buying groups, and wholesalers on a real-time and continuous basis. This approach significantly enhances the competitive spirit of the exchange where the lowest price exists for each product at any given point in time. TRxADE has become a competitive tool for all progressive entities and is recognized for its easy searching of hard-to-find generic pharmaceuticals at substantially reduced prices.  
  • RX Guru™ is an industry-leading price prediction model that integrates product shortage insight into pharmacy acquisition benchmarks (“PAC”) to ascertain trends and pricing variances that result in significant purchasing opportunities. RX Guru affords members the opportunity to continuously benefit from real price purchasing opportunities that are concealed from the rest of the industry. 
  • Product Shortage Database – TRxADE maintains the most comprehensive retail, specialty and acute care pharmaceutical product shortage database in the country. Other industry competitors mainly restrict their efforts to specialty and acute care product shortages and narrowly research oral generic products. TRxADE’s advanced prediction tools help members source those hard-to-find products at affordable costs in a timely and easy-to-search process. 

Management Team 

Trxade’s management team is rich in expertise within the pharmaceutical supply chain and is supported by a base of advisors and contractors who are experts in related fields of the pharmaceutical sector.

Suren Ajjarapu – Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary
Suren Ajjarapu has served as Trxade’s chairman of the board, CEO and secretary since 2014, and as the chairman of the board, chief executive officer and secretary of Trxade Nevada since its inception. Ajjarapu also serves as a chairman of the board for Feeder Creek Group Inc., since March 2018. Ajjarapu formerly was a founder, CEO and chairman of Sansur Renewable Energy Inc., a company involved in developing wind power sites in the Midwest, United States; a founder, president and director of Aemetis Inc., a biofuels company (AMTX.OB); a founder, chairman and CEO of International Biofuels, a subsidiary of Aemetis Inc.; and a co-founder, COO, and director at Global Information Technology Inc., an IT outsourcing and systems design company. Ajjarapu holds an M.S. in environmental engineering from South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, and an MBA from the University of South Florida, specializing in international finance and management. Ajjarapu is also a graduate of the Venture Capital and Private Equity program at Harvard University.

Prashant Patel – Director, President and Chief Operating Officer
Prashant Patel has served as Trxade’s full-time president and COO, and as a director since the company’s acquisition of Trxade Nevada in 2014, and as the COO and president and as a director of Trxade Nevada since its inception. He has been a president and member of the board of Trxade since August 2010. Patel is a registered pharmacist and pharmaceutical consultant with over 10 years of experience in retail pharmacy and pharmaceutical logistics. He is the founder of several pharmacies in the Tampa Bay area, in Florida. Since 2008, Patel has been managing member of the APAA LLC pharmacy. Since 2007, Patel has been a vice president of Holiday Pharmacy Inc. Patel graduated from Nottingham University School of Pharmacy and practiced in the United Kingdom before obtaining his masters in Transport, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School, City University, UK.

Trxade Group Inc. (MEDS), closed Thursday's trading session at $6.12, off by 4.2254%, on 26,324 volume with 136 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 77,800 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.0999999/$10.5600004.

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Bolt Metals Corp. (CSE: BOLT) (OTCQB: PCRCF) (XFRA: NXFE)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Bolt Metals Corp. (OTCQB: PCRCF).

Bolt Metals Corp. (CSE: BOLT) (OTCQB: PCRCF) (XFRA: NXFE), formerly Pacific Rim Cobalt Corp., today announced the broadcast of its audio interview with NetworkNewsAudio (“NNA”), one of 40+ brands in the InvestorBrandNetwork (“IBN”). Bolt Metals CEO Ranjeet Sundher joins NNW’s Stuart Smith in the interview to discuss Bolt Metals’ market strategy as it evolves to become a specific player in the expanding electric vehicle supply chain in China and Indonesia. To listen to the interview, visit http://nnw.fm/h1QLn. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/6EcxH.

Bolt Metals Corp. (CSE: BOLT) (OTCQB: PCRCF) (XFRA: NXFE) is a Canada-based exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of production-grade battery metals deposits within the Asia-Pacific region, employing a vertically integrated “minerals-to-market” strategy to leverage these assets to their fullest.

Bolt Metals Corp. is advancing its flagship, 100% controlled Cyclops Nickel-Cobalt located in Papua Province, Indonesia with a mandate to become a key contributor to Asia-Pacific’s rapidly expanding electric vehicle and battery supply chain.

The Cyclops project, uniquely positioned within the world’s largest producer of nickel and in proximity to China, the world’s largest “Gigafactory”, features near surface, strong nickel-cobalt mineralization. The property is situated in an area with excellent infrastructure including a nearby workforce, supplies, sealed roads, ocean access, nearby port facility and gentle topography. The project area, nestled on the north coast of Papua, Indonesia, establishes Bolt Metals well within the economically attractive ocean-going transportation range to Asia and its lucrative, growing industrial markets.

Global demand for renewable power is fueling a massive shift from traditional energy supply chain economics to nickel-reliant lithium-ion batteries, the world’s most widely used power source for portable applications such as electric vehicles and other high-tech applications.

Indonesia has recently approved environmental impact studies for factories to produce battery-grade nickel chemicals in Morowali. The approval will allow investors, such as China’s stainless steel giant Tsingshan Group, to continue the construction of their high-pressure acid leaching plants in Morowali, Central Sulawesi.

Ranjeet Sundher, chief executive officer of Bolt Metals, said: “Indonesia continues to make significant strategic decisions, and this latest announcement represents an important step in Bolt Metals’s efforts to benefit from Indonesia’s rapid development as a leading market for all stages of the EV supply chain. With offices in Vancouver, Shanghai and Jakarta, Bolt Metals is well positioned to leverage Asia’s global dominance in the battery manufacturing sector.”

Indonesia’s commitment extends to the very top of government, with Joko Widodo – Indonesia’s President – stating in September 2019 that “for nickel, we want raw materials to be processed in Indonesia. We want added values”. This supports previous pronouncements from key officials, including Indonesian Maritime Minister, Luhut Pandjaitan who remarked that Indonesia will “become the main player in lithium batteries” and that it will “control the world market”.

The country, which is the world’s top nickel ore exporter, has stopped export of unprocessed nickel ore to support this plan.

During 2019 the Company carried out an extensive exploration and development program on Cyclops and achieved successful nickel results with its drilling and bench-scale scoping tests for processing of materials.

Drilling identified significant horizons of nickel mineralization and bench-scale scoping tests returned positive results for processing of this nickel rich material.

The recovery percentages form the bench-scale test program are set out below (for further information, please refer to the Company’s press release of October 28, 2019):

Sample Nickel (%) Cobalt (%) Iron (%)
Limonite 99.26 98.82 97.77
Low Iron Transition 99.75 97.03 99.22
Saprolite 99.77 >99.9 99.74

 

Selected elevated nickel drill results are provided below from the Company’s shallow drilling program (for further information, please refer to the Company’s press releases of March 5, April 1, April 23, June 13, June 20 and September 10, 2019):

Intersection length (metres from surface) Nickel (%) Cobalt (%)
7.0 2.15% 0.03%
4.0 1.96% 0.04%
2.0 2.00% 0.01%
2.0 1.91% 0.05%

 

2020 will see continued and consistent development in Pacific Rim Cobalt’s strategy as the company continues to set ambitious milestones with the goal of becoming a leading international player in the EV battery metal sector and creating significant long-term shareholder value.

This includes preparations to commission and operate the company’s pilot plant in Canada, which will contain an integrated circuit to produce high-purity nickel and cobalt strip solutions to develop battery-grade nickel and cobalt.

The results of the pilot plant will then be used to establish the design criteria for the subsequent demonstration plant in Indonesia, which will produce nickel and cobalt products suitable to meet market specifications. As well as demonstrating Pacific Rim Cobalt’s ability to produce a product within market specifications, this will also be used to establish the design criteria for the company’s commercial-scale plant.

Pacific Rim Cobalt’s world-class management team includes Ranjeet Sundher, who has over 20 years of capital markets experience. Sundher is also president of Canrim Ventures Ltd., a Singaporean advisory firm specializing in early stage project finance and structure. He previously founded Indogold Exploration, a Jakarta-based mining service firm, and has raised over $40 million for companies in which he was a founder/partner.

Chief Financial Officer Steve Vanry has 25 years of professional experience in senior management positions with public and private natural resources companies, providing expertise in capital markets corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, accounting and financial reporting.

Andre Talaska serves as country manager and technical supervisor. He has over 30 years of experience in the mining and exploration industry and has held senior positions with several companies in Australia and southeast Asia. Shakir Juffry, business development/engineering, is a chemical engineer and extractive metallurgist by background training who has over 20 years of experience in the Indonesian mining and minerals exploration field. Toto Suarto Sajali, operation and development manager, is a mining engineer with over 15 years of experience in Indonesian project assessment, development and operations.

Bolt Metals Corp. (OTCQB: PCRCF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.2037, up 2.3104%, on 3,700 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 30,334 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.079999998/$0.259299993.

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Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC: JMDA)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC: JMDA).

Jerrick Media Holdings (OTCQB: JMDA), a holding company that gives technology products the resources and opportunities to make ideas a reality, recently announced its newest revenue-generating feature on its Vocal platform, Challenges. To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/4xgIh

Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC: JMDA) develops technology-based solutions to solve digital problems. Through the combination of design, thought and data analysis, the company builds products that influence a worldwide audience.

Jerrick’s flagship product is Vocal, a proprietary long-form digital publishing platform that provides storytelling tools and engaged communities for creators to get discovered and fund their creativity.

Vocal

Designed to develop and cost-effectively engage content creators, the Vocal platform enables its over 500,000 registered content creators to reach an engaged audience and monetize their content. In addition to providing relevant content, Vocal’s technology is centered on efficiency and scalability through its niche digital communities, as well as output through its data-driven distribution strategy.

Vocal partners with content creators and brands that recognize difficulties inherent in the digital advertising space and that can benefit from branded content marketing opportunities available on publishing platforms like Vocal.

All content available on Vocal is created within the platform’s custom editor and published on one of Vocal’s embedded genre-specific communities, spanning topics that range from food to wellness, beauty, technology and more.

In May 2019, Jerrick launched Vocal+, its premium subscription membership program. Vocal+ members pay a membership fee for premium value-added features, including receiving increased earnings for their content, reduced platform processing fees for tips received, a Vocal+ badge on their creator page, access to new features on the Vocal Platform, and other rewards. Creators can sign up for free or upgrade to Vocal+, available for purchase on either an annual or monthly subscription basis.

 

Vocal for Brands

Vocal for Brands is an in-house creative studio that generates actionable data from bespoke native advertising campaigns. Vocal for Brands partners with direct-to-consumer (DTC) to create beautiful, campaign-optimized stories on Vocal that build brand affinity, trust and drive results.

Additionally, Jerrick provides a Managed Services offering to business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) product and service brands which encompasses a full range of digital marketing and e-commerce solutions. Managed Services includes the setup and ongoing maintenance of clients’ websites, Amazon and Shopify storefronts and listings, social media pages, search engine marketing, and other various tools and sales channels utilized by e-commerce sellers for sales and growth optimization. In addition to partnering with Managed Services clients, the company offers a range of la carte services.

Growth Strategy

Upon the consummation of its anticipated listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market, Jerrick intends to change its official company name to “Creatd, Inc.,” subject to stockholder approval.

This rebranding will initiate Jerrick’s go-forward growth strategy and its plans to expand its offerings and provide technology products and resources for creators to help transform their ideas into reality. The strategic plan is designed to greatly increase Jerrick’s potential market value via a plethora of new revenue streams.

Creatd will focus on a community of creators that number more than 2.5 billion users, for which it will offer democratized, transparent platforms for distribution, sentiment, resources and monetization. The company’s agile development process will rely on a combination of bleeding-edge technology that eliminates barriers and creates efficiencies. Superior design thinking and data analysis will allow Creatd to expand its digital footprint to a global community.

Creatd will partner with a community of technology collaborators and sophisticated investors who collaborate to provide technology solutions for creators, brands and their respective audiences. The company’s solutions, business processes, technology platforms and design theories will lend themselves to application opportunities on a global scale.

History & Management

Jerrick was founded in 2012. Initially a private media company providing online content through a portfolio of brands, Jerrick’s needs quickly outpaced its initial technology and product offering. In 2015, Jerrick partnered with Thinkmill, a premiere, Australia-based product design and development group to create a content management system (CMS) for its brands; that system evolved into the company’s flagship product, Vocal.

Today, Jerrick’s management team is an impressive group of abstract thinkers united by their passion to solve problems. Leading the team are founder and CEO Jeremy Frommer, and Justin Maury, Jerrick’s president and head of product.

Frommer’s career includes two decades in the financial technology industry, working as a hedge fund and portfolio manager, as well as on the sell-side of the financial industry. Frommer started NextGen Trading, a software development company building proprietary equity trading platforms. NextGen was acquired by Carlin Financial Group of which Frommer became CEO. RBC Capital Markets Corporation eventually bought Carlin. At RBC, Frommer was managing director, head of the Global Prime Services group and a member of the RBC Global Equities Operating Committee.

Maury joined Jerrick in 2013, bringing with him 10 years of experience in the creative industry. Since partnering with Frommer to establish Jerrick, Maury led the company’s product development for more than four years. His passion for the creative arts and technology ultimately yielded the vision for Vocal. During the Jerrick’s early formative years, Maury was a driving force in creating the vision, design and architecture for the Vocal platform and managing the oversight of technology development.

Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc. (JMDA), closed Thursday's trading session at $3.60, even for the day, on 2,299 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,040 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.63999998/$5.00.

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

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

British Columbia-based Lexaria Bioscience (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) recently expanded on its relationship with Cannadips through a new definitive agreement to provide its patented DehydraTECH(TM) technology to Cannadips' cannabis products in Cannadips’ current California market and throughout the United States (http://cnw.fm/7V8qe). To view the full article, visit http://cnw.fm/hbBD1

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 Thursday's trading session at $0.35, off by 12.50%, on 148,635 volume with 99 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 96,719 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.3037/$1.47000002.

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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 CBDWire, examining how, on February 13, the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued its first-ever CBD advice to consumers and set a deadline for CBD businesses to provide more information about CBD products and their contents. Processors were instructed to submit novel food authorization applications by March 31, 2021 and only products with a valid application will be allowed on the shelves thereafter.

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 Thursday's trading session at $0.231, off by 14.6026%, on 1,139 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 15,825 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$3.00.

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Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO)

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

Pressure BioSciences (OTCQB: PBIO), a leader in the development and sale of broadly enabling, pressure-based instruments, consumables, and platform technology solutions to the worldwide biotechnology, biotherapeutics and other industries, today announced the official opening of its new Ultra Shear Technology(TM) ("UST") Demonstration Laboratory. According to the update, the major purpose of the UST Demo Lab, located in the company's South Easton, Massachusetts facility, is to showcase the ability of the company's revolutionary UST Platform to process CBD oil into true, high quality, water-soluble nanoemulsions. To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/bKZ7t. Also today, the company was highlighted in a publication from Financialnewsmedia.com, examining how Transparency Market Research (TMR) is predicting an increased growth in the global nanoemulsion market. Valued at US$6.78 Billion in 2016, it’s estimated to rise to $14.91 billion by the end of 2025.

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 Thursday's trading session at $2.10, up 13.5135%, on 44,620 volume with 80 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 19,455 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.600600004/$4.0300002.

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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. The first month of legal recreational marijuana sales in Illinois raked in more than $10 million in sales tax. The Department of Revenue in Illinois said that the legal sales were so strong such that they expect to surpass their original and conservative estimate for the first half year of sales. They are optimistic that they are going to collect more than $28 million from taxes on marijuana sales within the first six months of adult-use marijuana sales.  Despite the shortages that plagued the state during the first month of legal sales, the state said that the retailers sold $40 million in cannabis.

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 Thursday's trading session at $0.6529, off by 10.439%, on 245,885 volume with 105 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 42,759 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.569999992/$5.25.

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Sigma Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB)

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

Opportunities in 3D metal printing for the aviation space are forecast to exceed $7 billion within the next decade (http://nnw.fm/6ar0D) as the industry moves past the prototype phase and scales to its full profit potential. Sigma Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) is the only provider of quality-assurance software that aims to remove remaining impediments to profitability by solving in-process, quality-control issues. Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how SGLB today announced that it will effect a one-for-ten reverse stock split of its outstanding common stock to regain compliance with the minimum $1.00 bid price per share requirement of Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2).

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 Thursday's trading session at $0.5802, off by 3.30%, on 127,392 volume with 412 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 94,729 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.451099991/$2.1466.

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Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG).

In 2020, one of the hottest trends for the health and wellness industry is inclusivity. As barriers created by wealth, gender, race, and physical or mental capabilities are being broken down, those who have felt excluded from traditional approaches to health and wellness are finding a seat at the table. Customized solutions paired with commitment to encourage and support everyone on their wellness journeys are allowing people to shift from a culture of acclimation to one of true holistic self-care (http://nnw.fm/o85xD). At Sharing Services Global Corporation (OTCQB: SHRG), inclusivity has always been at the core of the company’s health and wellness line.

Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG), formerly Sharing Services Inc., is a diversified company dedicated to maximizing shareholder value, operating through two primary subsidiaries: Elepreneurs Holdings, a direct-selling company, and Elevacity Holdings, a products company. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, SHRG markets and distributes Elevate-branded health and wellness products through an independent sales force of distributors called Elepreneurs.

Proprietary Products

SHRG’s current exclusive Elevate product offerings are marketed under the Elevacity brand, so named to signify the company’s commitment to elevating lives.

The Elevate health and wellness product line consists of nutraceutical products that SHRG refers to as D.O.S.E., which stands for dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins – all of which are key hormones proven to promote happiness and well-being.

Elevacity brand products are carefully formulated, chosen and designed to support a single objective: elevate the happiness and well-being of the consumer.

Global Network of Elepreneurs

Elevacity products are shared and sold by a growing international network of home-based entrepreneurs, called Elepreneurs, operated by Elepreneurs Holdings. This SHRG subsidiary provides basic and advanced programs for both new and experienced entrepreneurs who are focusing on their direct-sales careers.

SHRG’s high-performing independent sales force follows the company’s Blue Ocean selling strategy, an approach that encourages individuals to seek new markets, lead, and to “stop competing and start creating.” The Blue Ocean strategy is based on the book, “Blue Ocean Strategy,” written by Professor Renée Mauborgne, who notes that “the lesson here is that the best defense is offense, and the best offense… is to make a blue ocean shift and create your own blue ocean.”

Following this selling strategy, SHRG’s Elepreneurs are taught that, rather than competing directly in a competitive, direct-selling market, they should focus on making competitors irrelevant and succeeding in an uncontested marketplace.

In addition, SHRG’s Elepreneurs use the interactive, video-based VERB sales-marketing platform developed by Verb Technology Company Inc. The app utilizes proprietary interactive video data collection and analysis technology and provides next-generation customer relationship management, lead generation, and video marketing software applications.

Continued Momentum as Industry Leader

These selling strategies have resulted in sharp and consistent revenue gains. In the company’s 10-Q filed with the SEC for the three months ended Oct. 31, 2019, SHRG reported sales of $38.8 million for fiscal Q2 2019, an increase of 116% over sales of $17.9 million reported for the comparable quarter of 2018. Consolidated gross profit jumped by $16.2 million to $27.4 million for the same period compared to Q2 2018.

SHRG’s consolidated operating earnings were $3.9 million in the fiscal quarter ended Oct. 31, 2019, compared to $866,802 for the comparable period the prior year. Consolidated gross margin also grew 70.9% for the three months ended Oct. 31, 2019, compared to 62.2% the prior year.

These numbers are continuing a trend established over the past two years. In fiscal Q1 2019, SHRG achieved revenues of $35.4 million, more than double that of the comparable period in 2018. Even earlier, the company reported sales of $85.9 million for fiscal year ended April 30, 2019. This represents a nine-fold increase, or $77.5 million jump, over the company’s revenues of $8.4 million the prior year.

These numbers bring SHRG’s sales revenues since December 2017 — when the company’s Elevate product line was released — to an impressive cumulative total of $169 million.

Preparing for Success

SHRG is well prepared to continue and accommodate for this growth. The company recently expanded its corporate footprint by moving to a 10,000-square-foot facility in Plano, Texas, that offers ample room to expand as the company grows and flourish. The larger corporate locale provides space for a growing customer service department, product fulfillment, opportunity and training rooms, as well as a video production suite.

In addition, the company has a seasoned, expert leadership team in place, led by John “JT” Thatch. Thatch was appointed president and CEO of SHRG in March 2018, bringing to the company his expertise obtained from successfully starting, owning and operating several businesses in various industries. His experience with corporate growth, acquisitions, financing and negotiation in fast-paced and flexible environments will significantly assist SHRG as the company aims to expand and increase revenues.

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Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.044, off by 9.2784%, on 467,944 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 334,196 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0215/$0.3944.

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SinglePoint, Inc. (SING)

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

SinglePoint, Inc. (SING) was featured today in a publication from HempWireNews, examining how the 2018 Farm Bill introduced what some say will be the new era of American agriculture. The legislation decriminalized hemp after decades of prohibition, giving farmers across the country the go-ahead to cultivate the crop. States and tribes interested in growing hemp were instructed to create their hemp programs and submit those plans to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for approval.

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 Thursday's trading session at $0.01, even for the day, on 4,607,534 volume with 161 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,151,364 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.007/$0.021999999.

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Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Youngevity International, Inc. (YGYI).

Youngevity International (NASDAQ: YGYI), a multi-channel lifestyle company operating in three distinct business segments, together with its subsidiary and hemp enterprise, Khrysos Industries, Inc., today announced that its equipment division completed the sale of a $1.5 million extraction and distillation system along with other related equipment to a customer located in the central part of the U.S. According to the update, the fully built system is scheduled to ship before the end of the month. To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/kqHv9

Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI) is a leading omni-direct lifestyle company offering a hybrid of the direct selling business model that includes e-commerce and the power of social selling. Among the Top 100 Global Direct Selling Companies, Youngevity offers products from the six top selling retail categories: health/nutrition, home/family, food/beverage (including coffee), spa/beauty, apparel/jewelry, and a range of innovative services. Created through the 2011 merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences with Javalution® Coffee Company, today’s Youngevity International Inc. is a virtual worldwide Main Street of products and services under one corporate entity that supports a healthy and empowered lifestyle.

Youngevity International is dedicated to improving lifestyles through the universal desires of vibrant health and flourishing economics. Catering to health-conscious consumers, Youngevity believes that combining the best of the direct selling industry with the fundamentals and capabilities of a traditional business model will maximize shareholder value. The company’s Nutritional, Lifestyle and Telecommunications products and services are distributed through a global network of Preferred Customers and Distributors.

Youngevity’s wholly owned CLR Roasters LLC business line offers quality branded and private label coffee to retail stores, office coffee services, hospitality, food services, distributors, convenience, petrol stores and vending businesses. Today, CLR Roasters is the largest coffee provider for cruise lines in North America and the second largest roaster in the state of Florida. Producing a consistent premium product with superior taste, CLR Roasters has earned numerous certifications that demonstrate the company’s commitment to the craft of providing the highest quality coffee products using the best practice standards available.

Youngevity, operating in the direct-selling channel, is rapidly expanding its product and distributor base through acquisitions and mergers under an innovative concept called “the Network Cloud” that provides other direct selling companies with a home base. The company’s YoungevityGO2 mobile distributor app, a new technology-driven web platform supporting expansion of global e-commerce and social selling platforms, is available on Google Play and the App Store. In addition to the Network Cloud concept, Youngevity International owns CLR Coffee Roasters which operates a traditional coffee roasting business offering a JavaFit® gourmet product line that vertically integrates with Youngevity and its growing network of direct marketers.

Youngevity International offers more than 1,000 high quality, technologically advanced products under the following categories:

  • Health and Nutrition
  • Home and Family
  • Food and Beverage
  • Spa and Beauty
  • Fashion
  • Essential Oils
  • Photo and scrapbooking
  • Services for Home and Business

Youngevity International Inc. has compiled a best-in-class management team with a strong track record of success in private and public companies. Steve Wallach, CEO, has nearly two decades of sales and network marketing experience and has successfully guided Youngevity International Inc. to become an international, publicly-traded direct marketing company positioned for worldwide growth. Dave Briskie, president and CFO, has shepherded the company’s development into a fully vertical coffee roasting and distribution company that owns the direct marketing brand JavaFit® and the retail brand, Café La Rica.

Youngevity has also attracted a stunning group of Brand Evangelists who endorse its products. Among these are actress, author and well-known health and wellness activist Marilu Henner; former NBA basket player, Mike “Stinger” Glenn; former NFL wide receiver Drew Pearson; “Greatest Natural Bodybuilder in the World” Gene Nelson; and WNBA champion, Olympic gold medalist Delisha Jones.

Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI), closed Thursday's trading session at $1.14, off by 9.5238%, on 71,632 volume with 470 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 77,806 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.13999998/$7.55000019.

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Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Canopy Rivers Inc. (RIV) (CNPOF).

Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX: RIV, OTC: CNPOF), a venture capital firm specializing in cannabis, portfolio companies have made a series of recent announcements as they aim to seize opportunities in the Canadian retail market. Canopy Rivers also published a new investor presentation following the release of its third quarter financial results.

Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF) is the venture capital investment platform of Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC).

Canopy Rivers is a unique investment and operating platform structured to pursue investment opportunities in the emerging global cannabis sector. Canopy Rivers collaborates with Canopy Growth to identify strategic counterparties seeking financial and/or operating support. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Canopy Rivers has developed an ecosystem of complementary cannabis operating companies operating throughout the cannabis value chain.

Canopy Rivers, in collaboration with Canopy Growth, has established a diverse portfolio of cannabis industry investments that includes domestic and international companies, licensed producers, late-stage licensed producer applicants, pharmaceutical formulators, brand developers and distributors, retail networks, and technology and media platforms. Investments are customized for each counterparty and include a balanced mix of equity, debt, royalty and profit-sharing agreements.

Canopy Rivers’ expanding portfolio includes:

  • Agripharm Corp. (private) is an ACMPR licensed producer, acquired by Canopy Growth in January 2017. In November 2017 Agripharm completed a joint venture with globally recognized partners Green House Seeds and Organa Brands. Canopy Growth has sublicensed proprietary technology, trademarks, genetics, know-how and other intellectual property from Agripharm to distribute the suite of Green House and Organa Brands products across the country, when permissible.
  • CanapaR Corp. (private) owns 80% of CanapaR Italy, a Sicily-based company focused on developing and commercializing Italy’s local hemp cultivation industry through its partnership with the renowned Department of Agriculture at the University of Catania and its rapidly building extraction capabilities for the production of organic CBD oil. CanapaR Italy’s outsource farming model with local Sicilian farmers and its university partnership will provide it with a low-cost source of organic CBD oil, which is increasingly used as an input into new commercial products in the growing health and wellness industries.
  • Civilized Worldwide Inc. (private), is a media and lifestyle brand with offices in New Brunswick and California that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture. Civilized aims to engage the millions of productive, motivated people who choose to enjoy cannabis responsibly as part of their lifestyle. Reaching 2+ million unique visitors per month, North America-wide, Civilized produces engaging content for and about people who enjoy cannabis responsibly.
  • James E. Wagner Cultivation Ltd. (TSXV:JWCA) was founded in 2007 by third generation agricultural and cannabis cultivators. JWC is the first entirely aeroponic producer of cannabis in Canada, and its patent-pending aeroponic production technology, called GrowthStormTM, allows for perpetual harvesting and improved yields. The company was issued a license to cultivate from Health Canada in January 2017 and a subsequent sales license in March 2018.
  • LiveWell Foods Canada Inc. (TSXV:LVWL) was established in 1993 as a nutritional lifestyle company, and operates in the production of fresh produce and food technology. The company’s O-Hemp division distributes bulk and retail hemp products through its existing channel partners. LiveWell entered into a strategic agreement with Canopy Rivers and Canopy Growth in April 2018.
  • PharmHouse (private) is a joint venture between Canopy Rivers and the principals and operators of leading North American greenhouse produce companies. PharmHouse has arranged to acquire a newly built 1.3-million-square-foot greenhouse located in Leamington, Ontario.
  • Radicle Cannabis Inc. (private) is an ACMPR-licensed cannabis company based in Hamilton, Ontario backed by a management team that brings extensive experience in regulated industries, retail distribution, tobacco and pharmaceutical development, as well as Award-winning cannabis horticulturist breeders and medical professionals.
  • Solo Growth (TSXV:ALZ) is a new cannabis retail concept that will operate locations under the name “YSS by Solo,” relying on the expertise of a management team comprised of founding shareholders, senior officers and board members of Solo Liquor Stores Ltd., a leading Canadian liquor retailer. Solo Growth was established through a recapitalization of Aldershot Resources Ltd.’s corporate structure that will allow the company to execute a new retail-focused cannabis business strategy.
  • Spot Therapeutics Inc. (private) is an applicant that was acquired by Canopy Growth in August 2017 to solidify its Maritimes expansion strategy and less than four weeks later Canopy Growth signed a supply MOU with the New Brunswick government. Canopy Rivers purchased the property and entered into a long-term lease and committed funding agreement with Canopy Growth.
  • TerrAscend Corp. (CSE:TER) cultivates high-quality cannabis in an indoor hydroponic facility, backed by a strategic investor boasting a strong background in the pharmaceutical space and an extensive portfolio of specialty pharma assets.
  • Vert Mirabel (private) is a joint venture that was established in December 2017 between Canopy Rivers, Canopy Growth, and Les Serres Stephane Bertrand. Bertrand is a large-scale greenhouse operator located in Mirabel, Quebec, and the largest grower of pink tomatoes in the country. With guidance and assistance from Canopy Growth, the greenhouse has been upgraded and retrofitted for cannabis production and was licensed by Health Canada in May 2018.

As the company’s portfolio continues to develop, each constituent benefits from opportunities to collaborate with Canopy Growth and among themselves. Canopy Rivers believes this formula results in an ideal environment for innovation, synergy and value creation for Canopy Rivers, Canopy Growth and across the entire Rivers ecosystem.

Canopy Rivers is led by an experienced team of qualified financial and technical professionals with deep industry experience and relationship networks. The company’s acting CEO and chairman is Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy Growth and founder of Tweed Marijuana.

Canopy Rivers Inc. (CNPOF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.6976, off by 3.8191%, on 165,205 volume with 170 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 95,632 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.620000004/$3.75999999.

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Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology (NASDAQ: BHAT)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology (BHAT).

Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology (NASDAQ: BHAT), a producer, developer and operator of augmented reality ("AR") interactive entertainment games, toys and educational materials in China, today announced a comprehensive upgrade of its system for evaluating children's ability in an educational context. Per the update, the system, a central component of Blue Hat's smart immersive educational products, is expected to be officially put into use after the beginning of the 2020 preschool spring semester in China. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/8tacG

Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology (BHAT) is a cutting-edge creator, developer and operator of popular augmented reality (“AR”) interactive smart toys and educational games in China. Blue Hat’s mobile-connected entertainment platform connects physical items to mobile devices through wireless technologies, creating a unique interactive user experience in various mobile games, interactive educational materials and toys with mobile game features.

Blue Hat designs original toys and games that utilize augmented reality technology, motion capture technology, image recognition technology, voice control, light sense technology, infrared, levitation induction, and other trending scientific technologies to transverse the virtual with reality. Blue Hat creates a rich visual and interactive environment for users through the integration of real objects and virtual scenery. This combination provides users with a more natural form of human computer interaction, enhances a user’s perception of reality, and delivers a more immersive entertainment experience.

Proprietary Technology

Founded in 2010, Blue Hat’s proprietary technology, product research and development, marketing channels and brand operation are the cornerstones of the business. Blue Hat focuses on the combination of “online” and “offline” activity and the interaction between “entertainment” and “product” to create a high-tech entertainment platform combining mobile games and AR. With the help of computer graphics, motion capture technology, image recognition technology and visualization technologies, Blue Hat accurately “places” virtual objects into the physical world, creating a new and stimulating visual environment for users.

Blue Hat recently displayed a variety of its sci-tech products at the Guangzhou International Toy Exhibition in China including AR Racer, Elastic Bubbles, AR Space Track, AR Alloy Toy Car, AR Need a Spanking, 5D Animated Magic Aquarium, Bug Travelers, AR Picture Book and other interactive games and smart toys.

The company has multiple products in development including new generations of four primary product lines and two new product lines.

Patents and Copyrights

Blue Hat’s advanced AR technology in interactive entertainment is protected by 178 authorized patents with 44 patents in various stages of the application process.

Another 14 applications for Patent Cooperation Treaty, or PCT, have been filed for international patents. As of March 31, 2019, the company owns 645 copyrights for artwork, 71 registered trademarks and 27 software copyrights.

Sales and Marketing

There has been rapid growth in the toys and games industry in China over the last several years. Total retail sales of toys and games in China soared from RMB 111.8 billion in 2012 to RMB 276.5 billion in 2017 with an average annual growth rate of 19.9% in 2017. Blue Hat believes the company is well positioned with little competition as the toy industry rapidly shifts toward intelligent and interactive toys and games. Retail sales of electronic toys grew at 24% annually in 2017 while that of traditional toys grew at 7%.

In addition to a powerful ecommerce presence, Blue Hat has long-term relationships with partnered distributors that place the company’s AR interactive entertainment products into well-known international retail chains and retail outlets. Blue Hat’s integrated online and offline sales channels include e-commerce giants such as Amazon and Alibaba, retail chain stores and the company’s physical experience store located in Xiamen, China. Blue Hat plans to open or franchise approximately 100 additional stores in China by 2021.

Blue Hat’s community-based platform offers users a highly engaged and interactive community with online communication forums and offline social activities. The company advocates a new model of “teaching through lively activities” and combines AR technology with education, integrating its products into situational teaching, roleplaying and man-machine interaction. This novel educational experience helps realize optimal transformation of information, creating a knowledge and enhancing cognition.

Management

Director and CEO Xiaodong (Sean) Chen has over 20 years of experience creating, developing and producing toys and games related products. Chen earned his EMBA from Renmin University of China and has been chairman of the board of directors and general manager of Fujian Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology Ltd. since August 2015.

CFO and Director Caifan, who has over 20 years of financial accounting and taxation experience, earned a degree in finance from Hunan University of Finance and Economics. He has served as director, deputy general manager and financial controller of Fujian Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology Ltd. since August 2015.

Jianyong Cai, chief technology officer and director, has over 35 years of experience in data communication principles, communication network foundation, software engineering, communication network theory and technology and computer network architecture. He holds degrees in data communication principles, communication network foundation and software engineering from University of Science and Technology of China. He has been director, deputy general manager and chief engineer of Fujian Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology Ltd. since January 2010.

Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology (BHAT), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.99, off by 1.9802%, on 37,846 volume with 180 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 107,226 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.959999978/$6.25.

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GP Solutions (OTC: GWPD)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight GP Solutions (GWPD).

GP Solutions (OTC: GWPD), the developer of “GrowPods” – controlled environment automated micro-farms, on Wednesday announced that its signature growth medium, Prolific, is an excellent substitute to other regularly used potting soils. Following the recent untimely death of an avid gardener who was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease after encountering contaminated soil, the safety of potting soils has been examined. To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/o1n0K

GP Solutions (OTC: GWPD) is developing scalable farming systems for soil-less indoor organic farming. The company’s GrowPods are automated micro-farms that use hydroponic technology and unique soil systems to cultivate the highest-quality specialty leaf crops. The system is designed and engineered for ease of use, allowing users to farm year-round in any location of the world, supporting the company’s mission to provide customers with the ability to cultivate their own organic “superfoods.”

GrowPod Design & Function

GrowPod is a modular, stackable and mobile vertical growing environment specifically engineered to maximize yield and automation. GrowPods are available as a vertical pod, stacker pod or custom-built pod.

The Stacker Pod is a certified organic soil system that offers growers multiple levels of planting in order to maximize space and produce options with different fruits and vegetables. The Vertical Pod utilizes a vertical hydroponic system. It is affordable, scalable, efficient, automated and sustainable. The output provides customers with fresh and clean produce year-round in any climate. The Custom Pod is built to suit the farmer’s specific crop and grow goals.

Each 320-square-foot GrowPod container will have an annual production capability of up to four times that of outdoor growing methods, dramatically increasing profitability to the grower. The controlled environment of the GrowPod ensures efficient power and water usage in growing a wide range of horticultural and agricultural products in all environments and climates.

Thanks to a combination of hydroponic and certified organic soil systems, crop yields are higher, faster, and more consistent that conventional means. Customers can enjoy an average of eight higher yield crop cycles anywhere in the world.

GrowPod Features:

  • Modular, stackable and mobile
  • Fully insulated, food-grade shipping container
  • Engineered for automation
  • Efficient LED lighting
  • Hydroponic or soil-based platforms
  • Proprietary air and water filtration
  • Climate-controlled
  • Remote monitoring

GP Solutions also offers many services to its customers, including:

  • Shipment and installation service of its shipping container farms
  • On-site training
  • Provision of custom planting and harvesting schedule
  • Provision of growing supplies, seeds, nutrients, packaging, branding and repair materials
  • On-site visits, on-call and scheduled maintenance, and re-supply
  • Remote monitoring and automated control of environmental nutrients, environmental growth factors (PH, temperature, light) and circulation
  • Technical assistance
  • Consulting and custom facility systems design

Competitive Advantage

GrowPods allow cultivation to take place year-round, which maximizes ROI. The systems are sealed from outside pathogens, contaminants, pesticides, and the result is clean and robust crop production.

GP Solutions also has a line of remarkable new proprietary soil mixtures and nutrient lines which contain no animal products. These products are vital, as many other soils and additives can contain harmful pathogens and contaminants that can cause crops to become tainted or fail rigorous testing.

Global Solution

GP Solutions has partnered with the world’s leading food nonprofit companies, including Feeding America, Seeds of Hope, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels America, L.A. Kitchen, and Farm Bread, to help insecure communities take control of their own food dependence using container farms.

GP Solutions (GWPD), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.61, even for the day, on 37 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 476 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.589999973/$21.00.

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