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School Specialty, Inc. (SCOO)

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School Specialty, Inc. is a foremost provider of innovative products and solutions, which support integrated learning environments for improved student social, emotional, mental and physical well-being. The Company serves teachers, curriculum specialists, individual schools, school districts, parents, and administrators in diverse healthcare related markets. Formed in 1959, School Specialty is based in Greenville, Wisconsin. The Company lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

School Specialty serves the US and Canada via a comprehensive network of distribution centers powered by a multi-channel approach. The Company designs, develops, and delivers the widest array of unique and proprietary products, programs, and services to the education marketplace. This includes essential classroom supplies, furniture, educational technology, supplemental learning resources, science-based curriculum, and evidence-based safety training & security.

School Specialty offers its own proprietary products from best-in-class brands such as Sax, SSI Guardian, Frey, Foss and School Smart, and also some of the most trusted third-party brands in the educational marketplace. The Company has grown into an enterprise that includes more than 70 subject matter experts and other industry thought leaders always seeking out and sharing pioneering ideas to advance modern education.

Recently, School Specialty provided results for its fiscal Q3 ended September 28, 2019. Q3 Revenue was $278.5 million. Q3 Operating Income was $22.5 million. Moreover, the Company had Q3 Adjusted EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization) of $37.5 million.

Mr. Michael Buenzow, Interim Chief Executive Officer of School Specialty, stated, “The past several months have been transformative for our Company. We have improved our sales organization through the implementation of the Team Sell model, refined our approach to customer segmentation, and continued to improve pricing. Our gross margin trends within key product areas continue to improve and we achieved key objectives relating to core fulfillment center performance and more efficient management of our transportation requirements…”

School Specialty is continuing to work with its Board of Directors, in combination with its legal and financial advisors, to carry out a formal process to explore and evaluate potential strategic alternatives centered on maximizing shareholder value. School Specialty has earlier disclosed that it has been working with a financial advisor to address its capital structure. The Company has expanded these efforts to include the review of a complete range of strategic and financing alternatives that may include a sale of the Company or other business combination.

School Specialty, Inc. (SCOO), closed Friday's trading session at $0.25, up 31.5789%, on 7,550 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 22,601 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.180099993/$7.00.

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alpha-En Corporation (ALPE)

Zacks, Stocksbeat, Invest Tribune, Otc.watch, Market Screener, PR Newswire, 4-Traders, Last10k, InvestorsHub, OTC Markets, OilandGas360, Wallet Investor, Morningstar, TradingView, Simply Wall St, and InvestorsHub reported previously on alpha-En Corporation (ALPE), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

alpha-En Corporation is an innovative clean technology company based in Yonkers, New York. It concentrates on enabling next generation battery technologies through developing and bringing to market pure, state of the art materials produced in an environmentally sustainable manner. The Company has developed a patent pending process for the production of lithium metal and associated products produced at room temperature. The Company’s first-rate Scientific Team includes a Nobel Prize winning Chemist. alpha-En’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

alpha-En is enabling next generation energy storage. The Company’s lithium metal is purer than what is currently available on the market. It is free of all base metals and common non-conductive impurities found in the existing commercial supply.

The Company produces its lithium utilizing a room temperature process (process conducted at 20°-30°C) that does not require or release noxious chemicals. Its process allows for the flexible deposition and intercalation of lithium into custom substrates that streamlines the manufacturing of batteries of all sizes.

alpha-En’s novel process is mercury and chlorine free. It eliminates the use and release of toxic chemicals and expensive containment costs. Its electrodeposition method produces thin films of highly pure lithium on a host of substrates. Strategic partners of the Company include Argonne National Laboratory and Princeton University.

alpha-En previously announced that it received a $1 million technology development grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The funding will help to pay for the substantial amount of research and development (R&D) that is required to bring disruptive battery technology from the laboratory to final commercialization.

Recently, alpha-En announced that it determined that it meets the requirements to be a Qualified Opportunity Business (QOZB) under the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). As a QOZB, alpha-En could potentially offer favorable tax treatment to investors in future placements of its securities, as specified in the TCJA. alpha-En's headquarters and laboratory facilities in Yonkers, New York, is located in an Opportunity Zone as certified by the US Treasury under the TCJA.

alpha-En Corporation (ALPE), closed Friday's trading session at $0.55, up 37.50%, on 27,355 volume with 22 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 9,040 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.159999996/$1.29999995.

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Life On Earth, Inc. (LFER)

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OTCQB-listed, Life On Earth, Inc. is a lifestyle company focused on growing its portfolio of brands. It sells its products throughout the United States with third-party distributors, wholesalers, and retailers. The Company previously went by the name Hispanica International Delights of America, Inc. It changed its name to Life On Earth, Inc. in February of 2018. Established in 2013, Life On Earth has its corporate office in New York, New York.

Life on Earth owns, markets, and also distributes proprietary brands. A natural beverage company, it uses a brand accelerator business model centered on building brands within the alternative beverage industry. All the Company’s products are natural and/or organic.

Life on Earth has built a platform focused on hastening the growth of its brands in the functional, innovative, healthier and better-for-you beverage market. The Company’s brands include “Just Chill”, “Gran Nevada Mio”, and “Victoria’s Kitchen”.

This past June, Life On Earth announced that it partnered with SAS Sales And Marketing (SAS) of Boca Raton, Florida, to expand the sales and distribution of the Company’s full line of its “Just Chill” brand. SAS is a sales and marketing firm. SAS manages start-up brands and via its Kickstart Florida program introduces them throughout Florida and markets in the Southeast United States.

Recently, Life On Earth announced it will expand its business as a Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) company into the business to consumer (B2C) space of the burgeoning cannabis marketplace. It believes having a direct relationship with consumers in the cannabis industry will allow it the best opportunity to take advantage of its brands, such as Just Chill®.

Life on Earth’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Fernando Oswaldo Leonzo, stated, “As we approach the final stages of our divestures of our non-core assets, we believe this is the right time, since changing our name back in February of 2018, to pursue opportunities and commit ourselves to the cannabis space. We have finally paired down the non-branded beverage distribution operations and we believe that the timing to enter the cannabis industry, under the right circumstances, couldn’t be better.”

Life On Earth, Inc. (LFER), closed Friday's trading session at $0.031, up 54.2289%, on 4,500 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 71,693 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.02005/$0.569999992.

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Tree of Knowledge International Corp. (TOKIF)

CannabisMarketCap, Stock Target Advisor, Investor Ideas, InvestorX, Market Screener, TradingView, Wallet Investor, Investing.com, Investors Hangout, Otc.watch, Stockwatch, Dividend Investor, InvestorsHub, Stockhouse, and GlobeNewswire reported earlier on Tree of Knowledge International Corp. (TOKIF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Tree of Knowledge International Corp. focuses on the development, processing and manufacturing of high-quality cannabinoid (CBD) products. The OTCQB-listed Company provides a varied range of goods that include medicinals, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, food, beverage, and veterinary products. Tree of Knowledge International has its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario and operations in North York, Ontario, and Spokane, Washington.

Tree of Knowledge derives all its products from natural cannabis and hemp using a state-of-the-art process that is as close to the source as possible. The Company’s CBD product line contains EVR Premium Hemp Oil. This is an organically grown and handled, gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, synergistic compound derived from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved industrial hemp grown in the United States.

At present, Tree of Knowledge has three main business segments. One is multidisciplinary specialty pain clinics with an emphasis on the treatment of chronic pain. This includes controlled applications of medical cannabis in Canada.

A second segment is the development of formulated products for therapeutic purposes and natural health product alternatives at its manufacturing facility in Spokane, which provides formulations for its products and for third parties equivalent to GMP standards. The third segment is the distribution and sale of hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) products in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Brazil and Australia.

Tree of Knowledge has developed and implemented MCERP (Medical Cannabis Education, Research and Best Practice Platform) and MCORP (Medical Cannabis Opioid Reduction Program) with considerable success. The Company currently has research agreements with numerous universities for medical cannabis research and new medical grade products development.

Tree of Knowledge International previously announced that it executed a binding Letter of Intent (LOI) for an International Distribution Agreement (IDA) with Cannenta Clinic Corp. (CCC), expanding reach into new markets for the Company into Australia and New Zealand. With this agreement, Tree of Knowledge will supply an initial order of 1,000 units of CBD products for importation to Australia to be distributed to appropriate patients processed via Cannenta’s VEP approved by physician prescriptions.

Cannenta has developed an online discovery and networking program. It enables patients through consultation to address their needs and connect with physicians and licensed producers for the supply of CBD and other medical cannabis products.

Recently, Tree of Knowledge International announced it entered into an LOI for an investment in LYTE Clinics, to include the acquisition by the Company of 25 percent of shares in LYTE. LYTE is a foremost medical cannabis tele-health company. It serves patients across nine Canadian provinces via LYTE Resource Centre. LYTE meets medical cannabis needs, granting authorization and offering access to 22 Health Canada-approved licensed producers as part of a same-day service.

Tree of Knowledge International Corp. (TOKIF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0284, up 32.093%, on 18,000 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 66,504 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.018999999/$0.236019998.

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CROP Infrastructure Corp. (CRXPF)

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CROP Infrastructure Corp. concentrates on cannabis branding and real estate assets. The Company’s portfolio of projects includes cultivation properties in California, two in Washington State, a 1,000-acre Nevada cannabis farm, 2115 acres of hemp CBD farms, and an increasing portfolio of common share equity in upcoming listings within the cannabis space. CROP Infrastructure lists on the OTC Markets. Incorporated in 2011, the Company is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. It previously went by the name Fortify Resources, Inc. It changed its name to Crop Infrastructure Corp. in March of 2018.

CROP Infrastructure has developed a portfolio of assets including Canna Drink, a cannabis infused functional beverage line and 16 Cannabis brands. The Company works to take advantage of strategic capital investment in land expansion opportunities; assist with key big ticket investments, including greenhouses, foundations, roads, advanced hydroponics, electrical distribution networks, as well as specialized lighting systems.

Furthermore, CROP is working to develop relationships with approved agricultural plant input partners for uniformly safe fertilizers, nutrients, herbicides, and pesticides as an element of a bulk distribution service and unique GROWSAFE-CROPSAFE client certification program.

Recently, CROP Infrastructure announced that its Emerald Heights retail brand secured a provisional licence for a retail, delivery, and smoking lounge in Cathedral City, California, to vertically integrate its California brands. Moreover, CROP retained a local real estate broker to find suitable locations to set up its Emerald Heights flagship location. CROP’s subsidiary will be able to run delivery routes in the Bay Area, Coachella Valley, and is now seeking a Southern California distribution partner.

In addition, in June, CROP announced that its 30 percent owned DVG, LLC partner acquired additional facilities for a tenanted outdoor cannabis farm in Grant County, Washington. In return for acquiring the turnkey infrastructure and branding assets for DVG company, CROP is issuing 2,000,000 shares at a deemed price of $0.30 per share and has paid $46,000 USD cash. A Tier 3 licensed Tenant operates the farm and it is completely planted for the 2019 season.

Also, CROP announced recently that its investment holding, World Farms Corp., signed a definitive agreement with Graphite Energy Corp. to go public through a reverse takeover (RTO) on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE). Mr. Michael Yorke, CROP Chief Executive Officer, stated: “The RTO is proceeding as planned and is now subject to final approval by the CSE. By divesting our Italian and Jamaican assets to World Farms, it has allowed CROP to focus and expand its operations in the USA, as well as gain a major investment.”

CROP Infrastructure also recently announced that Hempire increased its ownership of Flip Distro to 51 percent for $100,000 in capital expenditures (capex) and product marketing at the distribution company. Increasing the ownership in Flip Distro, in concert with the recently announced acquisition of the Cathedral City dispensary, lounge and California-wide delivery provisional licences, will enable the company to use Flip for a secondary fulfillment center for delivery logistics. CROP’s Humboldt Holdings has an option to acquire 100 percent of Hempire’s interest in Flip at any time it becomes legal and compliant to do so.

CROP Infrastructure Corp. (CRXPF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0859, up 32.1538%, on 5,967 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 15,996 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.029999999/$4.18499994.

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Blockchain Industries, Inc. (BCII)

BlockchainStocks, Dividend Investor, 4-Traders, Trading View, Last10k, OTC Markets, Stockopedia, Stockhouse, Wallet Investor, Wallmine, Whale Wisdom, Simply Wall St, and MarketWatch reported earlier on Blockchain Industries, Inc. (BCII), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Blockchain Industries, Inc. is a merchant bank focused on the global blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. It consists of a Blockchain Technology Advisory, an Investment Management arm, and a Global Conference Series (Blockchain Unbound) connecting entrepreneurs and investors. The Company previously went by the name Omni Global Technologies, Inc. It changed its name to Blockchain Industries, Inc. in November of 2017. Blockchain Industries is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

The Company’s corporate mission is to make Blockchain Technology accessible, transparent and compliant. Blockchain Industries concentrates on long-term results - in innovation that can help governments streamline their processes, rebuild struggling economies, transform legislative practices, revolutionize healthcare and education, and ultimately better humanity.

Blockchain Industries offers early access to coveted protocols and token issuances, and considerable technical competence, an extensive industry network, and a recognized global brand. In addition, it offers top-tier experiences in finance and operations with an emphasis on compliance and risk management.

The Company’s intention is to offer investment management for blockchain-related assets; and blockchain advisory services. This includes architecting token structure and issuance, crypto-economic design, technology/engineering, consulting, generating whitepapers, software development, and marketing. Additionally, its intention is to invest in, partner with, or acquire media streams, news outlets, or other content distribution methods centered on the marketing of blockchain technologies and Digital Asset economies; partner with educational institutions to train blockchain developers; and set up cryptocurrency mining facilities.

This past March, GoChain announced it has partnered with IriSafe, Inc. and Blockchain Industries to develop blockchain-based identity management solutions. IriSafe is a Singapore-based joint venture (JV) between IriTech and Blockchain Industries. With guidance from Blockchain Industries, GoChain and IriSafe entered a binding joint development agreement.

GoChain will take advantage of IriTech's biometrics hardware and software development kits in collaboration with IriSafe to provide the world's first blockchain identity management solutions using ultra-secure, government-tested and certified iris-scanning technology. These solutions will be constructed on GoChain's best-performing public web3-based network, giving users quicker transaction speeds and enterprise-level support that are not available with traditional identity management solutions.

Blockchain Industries, Inc. (BCII), closed Friday's trading session at $0.55, up 205.7254%, on 25,825 volume with 13 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,522 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.100000001/$3.57999992.

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Applied Biosciences Corp. (APPB)

InvestorsHub, MarketWatch, Wallet Investor, Uptick Newswire, GuruFocus, Investors Hangout, Dividend Investor, Daily Marijuana Observer, Talk Markets, Corporate Information, Barchart, Trading View, Accesswire, Small Cap Podcast, The Street, and Stockhouse reported earlier on Applied Biosciences Corp. (APPB), and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQB-listed, Applied Biosciences Corp. is a diversified cannabinoid therapeutics company. Its focus is on the medical, bioceutical, testing and pet health industries. The Company’s emphasis is on select investment, consumer brands, and partnership opportunities in the medical, health and wellness, nutraceutical, and pet industries. Applied Biosciences has its corporate office in Beverly Hills, California.

Applied Biosciences is a leading company in the CBD and Pet health space. It is currently shipping to the majority of U.S. States and also to numerous international countries. The Company has a number of strategic partnerships now in place. It is pursuing additional partnerships and other strategic growth opportunities.

Applied Biosciences’ products include Remedi and Herbal Pet. The team at Remedi, based in Colorado, is a collaboration project of hemp and CBD industry professionals. Remedi has launched an initial line of hemp CBD infused products centered on delivery methods with proven and noticeable effects.

Herbal Pet’s focus is a new standard of care in pet health. Its product can provide safe, natural, veterinarian-recommended products directly to owners. Herbal Pet delivers premier quality cannabinoid-based nutraceuticals for cats and dogs.

Recently, Applied Biosciences announced it signed a partnership agreement with Shannon “the Cannon” Briggs, the former heavyweight boxing champion and world record-holder for the most first round knockouts. Via this new partnership, Shannon Briggs and Applied Biosciences will work together to formulate a line of athlete-focused cannabidiol (CBD) based health and wellness supplements to enhance training and recovery under the “Champ Organics” brand.

Applied Biosciences also recently announced it retained the Emmes Group to assist with the development and execution of the Company's partnership and technology licensing initiatives and strategies. By way of the new partnership, Emmes and Applied Biosciences will work together to formulate a line of medical and scientific focused cannabidiol (CBD) based products to target the endocannabinoid system under the "Applied BioPharma" brand.

Applied Biosciences Corp. (APPB), closed Friday's trading session at $0.32, up 28.00%, on 666 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,849 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.200000002/$1.95000004.

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Novo Integrated Sciences, Inc. (NVOS)

Tip Ranks, Morningstar, YCharts, Trading View, Last10k, Barchart, Simply Wall St, Wallet Investor, Stockhouse, MarketWatch, Equity Clock, The Street, and GuruFocus reported earlier on Novo Integrated Sciences, Inc. (NVOS), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Novo Integrated Sciences, Inc., via Novo Healthnet Limited, delivers multi-disciplinary primary healthcare to greater than 400,000 patients annually. The Company does so by way of its 15 corporate-owned clinics and a contracted network of 97 affiliate clinics and 222 eldercare centric homes located throughout Canada. Novo Integrated Sciences is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington and the Company lists on the OTCQB.

Novo continues to build its health science platform of services and products via the integration of technology and rehabilitative science. One element of the Company’s lateral business growth strategy includes developing business units focused on the direct control of the grow, extraction, manufacturing and distribution processes for hemp and medical cannabidiol products.

Novo Integrated Sciences continues to expand on its patient care philosophy of maintaining a continuing connection with its patient community through extending oversight of patient diagnosis, care and monitoring, directly into the patient’s home, by way of different mobile telemedicine and diagnostic tools.

Novo’s specialized services and products include physiotherapy, chiropractic care, chiropody, occupational therapy, eldercare, laser therapeutics, and massage therapy. Services and products additionally include acupuncture, neurological functions, kinesiology, concussion management and baseline testing, women's pelvic health, sports medicine therapy, assistive devices and private personal training. The Company does not provide primary care medical services. Moreover, none of its employees practices primary care medicine. In addition, its services do not necessitate a medical or nursing license.

Recently, Novo Integrated Sciences, Inc. and Novo Healthnet Limited (NHL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Novo Integrated Sciences, announced the signing of a definitive Share Purchase and Exchange Agreement (SPEA), dated February 20, 2019, with Pulse Rx, Inc. and with the shareholders of Pulse Rx. Pulse Rx is a private Canadian limited company operating as Pulse Rx LTC Pharmacy. Pulse Rx provides pharmacy services to long-term care and retirement residences in the Province of Ontario.

Mr. Robert Mattacchione, Novo Integrated Sciences’ Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman, stated, “The addition of Pulse Rx to our Canadian healthcare holdings represents the continued manifestation of our lateral growth objectives. The synergy of this acquisition will be felt across several existing NHL business silos with the most immediate impact being to our eldercare division and its ability to offer a more comprehensive array of core products and services across an expanding geriatric demographic.”

Novo Integrated Sciences and Novo Healthnet Limited (NHL) also recently announced the signing of an exclusive Licensing Agreement with Cloud DX, Inc. Cloud DX is an award-winning medical device company, operating in the U.S. and Canada. It develops hardware and related software for Remote Patient Monitoring and Chronic Care Management.

This Licensing Agreement provides NHL with perpetual licensing rights to the Bundled Pulsewave PAD-1A USB Blood Pressure Device, related software and up-to-date product releases. Moreover, the License Agreement provides NHL with conditional exclusive rights, over the initial 5-year period, to sub-license and re-sell Bundled Pulsewave Devices and related software.

Novo Integrated Sciences, Inc. (NVOS), closed Friday's trading session at $0.55, up 61.7647%, on 100 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,908 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.109999999/$1.89999997.

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Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (CPWR)

InvestorsHub, MarketWatch, YCharts, 4-Traders, Insider Monkey, Tidal Energy Today, Stockhouse, OTC Markets, Barchart, Investopedia, Marketbeat, and Simply Wall St reported earlier on Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (CPWR), and today we choose to report the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation constructs and operates clean hydrothermal energy plants around the word. The Company is a project developer for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) plants that create renewable energy. It designs and develops deep-water hydrothermal clean-energy systems, which produce fossil-fuel free electricity through OTEC and environmentally friendly cooling through Seawater Air Conditioning (SWAC). OTCQB-listed, Ocean Thermal Energy is headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Seawater Air Conditioning (SWAC) technology generates air conditioning without the use of chemical agents. Acting alone, SWAC can reduce electricity usage by up to 90 percent in comparison to traditional air conditioning systems. When developed in association with OTEC plants, SWAC operates entirely without the use of fossil fuels.

OTEC leverages the temperature difference in the ocean between cold deep water and warm surface water in the tropics and subtropics to generate unlimited energy without the use of fossil fuels. In a closed cycle OTEC system, water flows through a large pipe and heat exchanger that heats a liquid with a low boiling point, such as ammonia. As the boiling ammonia produces steam, it turns a turbine generator to generate electricity.

A second pipe extracts cool deep water from the ocean that condenses the steam back to liquid form. As the ammonia is recycled, the process repeats, creating unlimited clean energy, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (The Rankine Cycle). OTEC uses the solar energy from the ocean. No fossil fuels are used.

Ocean Thermal Energy has made significant progress on the development of its first OTEC EcoVillage. The Company has advanced toward the development of a SWAC system for the U.S. Military. The OTEC EcoVillage project comprises, in part, of an OTEC plant that will provide all power and water to approximately 400 residences. Additionally, it consists of a hotel, and shopping center, and models of sustainable agriculture, food production, and other economic developments.

Concerning the OTEC EcoVillage, the U.S. Virgin Islands’ Public Service Commission granted Ocean Thermal Energy regulatory approval for an OTEC plant. OTEC EcoVillage will be the first development in the world offering a net-zero carbon footprint.

In August, Ocean Thermal Energy announced that it signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire an established, profitable, and experienced company in the heavy-commercial air conditioning business. The acquired company would bring considerable heavy-commercial air conditioning expertise and strong operational synergies. Furthermore, in August, Ocean Thermal Energy announced the appointment of three new members to its advisory board. These are Eric Moser, Founder and President of Moser Design Group; Julia Sanford, Founding Principal of Starr Stanford Design Associates; and Steve Mouzon, Principal at Mouzon Design.

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (CPWR), closed Friday's trading session at $0.07, up 43.4426%, on 4,044 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 32,798 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.024599999/$0.129999995.

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Integrated Ventures, Inc. (INTV)

Promotion Stock Secrets, OTC Markets, Whale Wisdom, The Street, InvestorsHub, Barchart, TradingView, The OTC Reporter, MarketWatch, YCharts, and Investors Hangout reported on Integrated Ventures, Inc. (INTV), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Integrated Ventures, Inc. concentrates on operating subsidiaries in the digital currency sector. The Company’s present crypto portfolio includes BitcoLab – cryptocurrency mining and investing. It also includes Nemesis – manufacturing and sales of mining rigs and equipment. The Company previously went by the name EMS Find, Inc. It changed its corporate name to Integrated Ventures, Inc. in July of 2017. Integrated Ventures has its head office in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania.

In addition, Integrated Ventures’ portfolio includes LoanFunder – the financial platform, designed to integrate with a decentralized and encrypted lending ledger. It offers a secure, efficient, verifiable, and permanent way of storing loan related information.

Integrated Ventures has acquired CreditCalc from ITBS, LLC, a high-end loan management and calculation platform. The expectation is that this stock based transaction will expedite the development lifecycle of Integrated Ventures’ blockchain based lending platform - LoanFunder. CreditCalc permits borrowers and lenders to perform complex calculations related to all kinds of loans. Furthermore, CreditCalc provides users access to the custom credit programs and the ability to shop and compare for different kinds of loan products.

Integrated Ventures entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) with digiMINE, LLC, earlier this year. This APA is to acquire certain cryptocurrency assets, consisting of 150 assorted ASIC miners and related mining equipment and $175,000 in cash, to be used for the purchase of 145 assorted Antminers by Bitmain Technologies. The remaining capital will be used for the build out for the 5,900 sq ft warehouse facility in Marlboro, New Jersey.

Integrated Ventures announced this past May that it executed the APA to acquire the remaining assets of digiMINE consisting of mining rigs, digital currency, and cash. Pursuant to the executed APA, the total consideration for all the assets being acquired comprises 20,000 Restricted Preferred B Shares, to be issued to digiMINE, LLC.

Recently, Integrated Ventures announced that it entered into a Letter Of Intent (LOI) with Secure Hosting, LLC to acquire certain cryptocurrency equipment comprising 199 revenue generating GPU based mining rigs. With this LOI, the aggregate consideration for the Assets being acquired, comprises 39,679 Preferred B restricted shares, being issued to the selling shareholders of the Secure Hosting, LLC.

Integrated Ventures also recently confirmed the signing of a Definitive Asset Purchase Agreement (DAPA) with Secure Hosting to complete the earlier announced acquisition of 182 ETH mining rigs, comprising 114 Fuel 8 GPU RX570; 68 Fuel 8 GPU P102; and 182 Power Source Units.

Integrated Ventures, Inc. (INTV), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0195, up 38.2979%, on 1,288,514 volume with 67 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,651,354 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.007849999/$0.398999989.

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Vilacto Bio,  Inc. (VIBI)

OTC Markets and The Street reported on Vilacto Bio,  Inc. (VIBI), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Vilacto Bio,  Inc.  is a biotechnology company listed on the OTCQB. It has developed the now fully patented Lactoactive® (Lactoactive molecule). In numerous studies, Lactoactive® has demonstrated above average effect treating conditions such as inflammatory diseases, diabetes, psoriasis, skin aging, and skin issues in different levels. At present the Company’s products are available on the market as Vilact®.

Founded in 2013, Vilacto Bio is headquartered in New York, New York. The Company previously went by the name Zlato, Inc. It changed its name to Vilacto Bio, Inc. on April 4, 2017. The Company’s European Headquarters are in Næstved, Denmark. Its Research and Development (R&D) operations are in Lithuania.

Vilacto Bio’s goal is to be the leading biotechnology company centered on commercializing unique pharmaceutical cosmeceutical products formulated or reformulated with Lactoactive® as nanoparticle according to its patented properties.  The Company’s aim is to further develop its Lactoactive® molecule for increasing the quality of its retail and medical skin cream products, as well as licensing out its Lactoactive® molecule for the pharmaceutical industry.

Lactoactive® is highly refined colostrum, developed to provide first-rate results for people needing healing or relief from a range of skin issues. Lactoactive® is a refined processing of colostrum combined with hyaluronic acid. Proteins in Vilact® survive longer without being degraded by enzymes. This enables them to work longer in the skin. 

Vilacto Bio has its Vilact Cuticle cream product, developed in cooperation with Danish podiatrists. Lactoactive, the ingredient molecule in Vilact Cuticle cream, works to help with skin challenges. Danish podiatrists have demonstrated its use with faster patient recovery.

This past January, Vilacto Bio announced that it started development of the Vilacto Bio Skincare Knowledge Center. This is an online resource that will gather skincare knowledge, science, insights and tips from scientists, dermatologists, podiatrists and other specialists around the world.

The tips and guides presented in the Vilacto Bio Knowledge Center will be shared with industry magazines internationally, and also with Vilacto customers. The expectation is that the Vilacto Bio Knowledge Center will enhance dialogue among specialists and consumers, improve outcomes, and drive higher traffic to Vilacto Bio’s commercial web portal.

Vilacto Bio,  Inc. (VIBI), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0001, up 9,900.00%, on 13,430,000 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 9,616,599 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000000999/$0.005299999.

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Sauer Energy, Inc. (SENY)

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OTCQB-listed, Sauer Energy, Inc. is a technology developer and manufacturer. The Company is concentrating on the developing renewable energy market. It is the developer of the patented WindCharger™ brand vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) and the manufacturer of the patented HelixWind® vertical axis wind turbine. Sauer Energy is uniting wind, solar, and storage together in harmony so that energy can be harnessed and processed to the greatest advantage. Sauer Energy’s head office and manufacturing facility is in Oxnard, California.

The Company is addressing worldwide energy through developing complete renewables packages by way of three energy sources that can help ensure the optimization of opportunities to capture the elements and produce electricity quicker, simultaneously, and individually. It created the WindCharger™ model to provide a better solution for the use of wind capture for residential or small building use. The WindCharger™ is one of its vital innovation priorities. Sauer Energy has several patents in place and more pending.

The design of Helix vertical axis wind turbine systems is purposely to be pole mounted and can respond to the demand for applications that do not necessitate roof mounting. Sauer’s technology requires few parts. Therefore, it provides a new direction for wind capture, scales easily from residential to small community and up to large industrial scale.

Sauer and Helix turbines underwent development to produce a quiet and low-impact technology with a high output of sustainable renewable energy. The focus of the WindCharger™ and Helix turbines has centered on patented disruptive technology, minimum impact on the environment, mounting flexibility, and versatility with highly efficient output.

The Company’s WindRider® turbine has a new mount and its own proprietary system for on-grid or off-grid structures. The Company’s intention is to offer the patented helixical WindRider® model vertical axis wind turbine that uses the HelixWind technology.

Sauer’s WindCutter turbine is a very powerful Darrieus design. The WindCutter has five airfoil blades that use the principle of lift to rotate the shaft. It is pole mounted. The Company’s WindCutter 2.5, VAWT design is the first model cleared for launch.

This past October, Sauer Energy had on view its WindCutter™ turbine solution at the Willow Springs International Motorsports Raceway, in Rosamond, California. With the installation completed and on display anyone could witness the WindCutter in operation as it produced power. The Company’s aim is to always improve technological advancements through finding new ways to make power more efficiently.

Mr. Dieter Sauer, Sauer Energy’s Chief Executive Officer and President said in late October, “What a milestone achievement for the SEI team as we enter a new chapter in our history.”

Sauer Energy, Inc. (SENY), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0052, up 48.5714%, on 145,681 volume with 24 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 102,367 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0006/$0.010999999.

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Provision Holding, Inc. (PVHO)

GrowthPennyStocks, Penny Stock General, Shiznit Stocks, HotStockProfits, PennyDoctor, Stock Beast, RedChip, PennyStockLocks.com, Epic Stock Picks, Equity Observer, Value Penny Stocks, Wolf of Penny Stocks, Small Cap Firm, OTCMagic, MicroCapDaily, and StockRockandRoll reported on Provision Holding, Inc. (PVHO), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Provision Holding, Inc., by way of its subsidiary, focuses on the development and distribution of intelligent interactive three-dimensional (3D) holographic display technologies, software, and integrated solutions for consumer and commercial centered application. These are chiefly for advertising and product merchandising markets. The Company’s initial line of display systems has proven to be ideally suited for indoor and outdoor point-of-sale (PoS), merchandising, and PoS related advertising venues. Provision Interactive Technologies, Inc. is a subsidiary of Provision Holding. Provision Holding is based in Chatsworth, California.

Provision’s products include HoloVision displays and 3D Savings Center kiosks. These enable advertisers and customers to reach captive audiences in grocery stores, malls, convenience stores, gas stations, banks, as well as other retail sites. The Company’s proprietary 3D holographic display technologies give advertisers first-rate ability to direct customized content to a target audience.

Provision's 3D holographic display systems represent a unique technology. This technology provides the projection of full color, high-resolution videos into space detached from the screen, without any special glasses. The Company has completed the development and prototype of its latest 3D holographic display system, the HL50.

The HL50 is its largest Holovision™ product. The design of it is for exhibitions and special events. The HL50 uses Provision Interactive Technologies’ patented and award-winning 3D holographic technology. It comes complete. This includes a media player and the Company’s proprietary software, HoloSoft™. The HL50 can project visually stunning 3D holographic videos, detached from the screen, floating in space more than 40 inches outward.

This past June, Provision Interactive Technologies announced that the Company entered into a multi-year partnership agreement with Discount Drug Mart, Inc. This partnership agreement is to install Provision’s proprietary 3D Savings Center kiosks inside Discount Drug Mart stores. The agreement represents the next major retail partnership for Provision.

Prosperity Investments, under its Joyful ATM brand, has entered into an agreement with Provision Interactive Technologies to integrate its 3D holographic display and coupon redemption platform into Joyful ATMs to boost in-store engagement and purchases at point-of-sale (PoS).

Greater than 48,000 Joyful ATM units are planned to undergo deployment across the U.S. and in another 68 countries over the next 72 months, at locations including banks, retailers, convenience stores, gas stations, and government buildings. Via the partnership, the ATMs will project 3D holographic advertising messages to attract customers to the unit. Upon the customer approaching the unit, they can redeem coupons for the advertised products that can be used right away, driving enhanced PoS activity.

Provision Holding, Inc. (PVHO), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0011, up 37.50%, on 2,230,030 volume with 13 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,554,795 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000799999/$0.021999999.

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Agritek Holdings, Inc. (AGTK)

CFN Media Group, Promotion Stock Secrets, PennyPro, SmallCapVoice, and Cannabis Financial Network News reported on Agritek Holdings, Inc. (AGTK), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Formed in 2010, Agritek Holdings, Inc. is a fully integrated, active cannabis real estate investor and branding consultant in the legal cannabis sector. The Company provides innovative technology and agricultural solutions for the medicinal and recreational cannabis industry. Currently, Agritek owns property in Colorado approved for cultivation, and manufacturing capabilities through California partnerships. It also owns a number of Hemp and cannabis brands for distribution including "Hemp Pops" and "California Premiums". Agritek Holdings is headquartered in Miami, Florida. The Company has a satellite office in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Agritek does not directly grow, harvest, or distribute or sell cannabis or any substances that violate or contravene United States law or the Controlled Substances Act. It does not intend to do so in the future. The Company’s solution is an integrated platform designed for commercialization in three high-value segments of the global cannabis market – Real Estate, AGTK Brands/IP, and Infrastructure.

Agritek’s Colorado property is 80-Acres approved for cannabis cultivation or manufacturing facility in Pueblo, Colorado. Its Puerto Rico property is a 25,000-sq. ft. licensed cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility. Agritek’s Canada property is a cannabis friendly "Bud & Breakfast" concept. It is one 1-hour from Quebec City. It is on 15-acres that includes nine guest rooms plus a separate detached grow facility.

Agritek’s brands are a premium positioned set of consumer brands for medical wellness and recreational use. Agritek owns a number of hemp and cannabis brands for distribution. These include MD Vapes, MicroDose Strips, and the above-mentioned "Hemp Pops" and "California Premiums."

Agritek Holdings announced this past April that it completed, and fully executed, a five-year operational and exclusive licensing agreement with a 25,000-sq. ft. and one of the largest approved cultivation facilities in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Company will be the exclusive funding source, and supervise all infrastructure buildout, equipment lease/finance, security systems and personnel and provide access of experienced Colorado and California cultivation crews to ensure the facility meets all standard operating procedures as set forth by the Department of Health of Puerto Rico.

With the five-year operational contract and licensing agreement, Agritek will receive revenue in the form of property rent, licensing fees on all vaporizer and edible brands, equipment and lighting rental and financing fees along with equity interest in the property.

Also, in May, Agritek Holdings announced that it executed a land purchase agreement to purchase a "420 Style" resort and estate property about one hour outside of Quebec City, Quebec. This 15-acre estate comprises nine innovative guest suites and horse stables. It is within walking distance to a public golf course that the Company will have ownership in for guests staying at the resort. A separate structure will serve as a small grow facility run by patient employees and caretakers on the property that may be toured by guests of the facility.

Recently, Agritek Holdings announced that Phase One of construction is commencing this month at the 1919 Clinic's 25,000 square foot cultivation and manufacturing facility located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Agritek will provide funding for the build out of the operation, extraction and all equipment, and cultivation experts under the Agritek team via its executed five-year Operations and Licensing Agreement with 1919 Clinic.

Agritek Holdings also recently announced its initial orders from its' state licensed manufacturer for its brand "MicroDose" Oral Strips or "MD Strips" for the medicinal market of California. First orders and samples are being sent to dispensaries and local delivery services in San Diego and Orange County this month. Agritek will provide the licensing and packaging to produce the exclusive line of 10 mg and 50 mg oral strips as a medicinal alternative for patients.

Agritek Holdings, Inc. (AGTK), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0193, up 79.1183%, on 1,982,659 volume with 107 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 404,431 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.010099999/$0.75999999.

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Sigma Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB)

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

Sigma Labs (NASDAQ: SGLB), a leading developer of quality assurance software for the commercial 3D printing industry, was recently featured in an article authored by Jim Vinoski on Forbes.com titled ‘Joint Sales Agreement To Boost Metal 3-D Printing Quality Assurance Tech Startup’. To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/V85q7

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 Friday's trading session at $6.25, up 5.9322%, on 39,681 volume with 345 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 74,163 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $4.40000009/$19.6000003.

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ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX)

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

ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX) was featured today in a publication from CBDWire, examining how cannabidiol has only been around for a few years, but it has received an insane amount of mainstream media attention. Commonly known as CBD, the chemical is extracted from hemp and it’s said to have tons of beneficial medicinal properties. The CBD craze caught on when the 2018 Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp and its extracts. Within a year, cannabidiol was worth millions of dollars in sales. Also today, the company was highlighted in a publication from CBDWire, examining how CIIX is taking advantage of the legal hemp-based CBD market in China through increased product development and positioning its CBD Biotech Inc. subsidiary as a market leader. To view the full article, visit http://cnw.fm/8LVZb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX), closed Friday's trading session at $0.125, up 2.459%, on 21,255 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 51,096 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.100000001/$0.51999998.

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Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG)

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

Diversified holdings company Sharing Services Global Corporation (OTCQB: SHRG) is led by CEO John “JT” Thatch and a group of industry experts in the nutrition, personal development and direct-selling spaces. To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/Ywss2

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 Friday's trading session at $0.046, up 0.217865%, on 7,000 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 349,392 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0215/$0.3944.

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Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC: JMDA)

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

Building a brand and establishing a presence in today’s digital-first consumer world is next to impossible without help and support from a tech-savvy strategic partner. Luxury skincare brand FOREO recognized this and chose to partner with Jerrick Media Holdings Inc. (OTC: JMDA), the parent company of the Vocal platform and the Vocal for Brands content studio (http://nnw.fm/5YWqG). Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how JMDA, through Vocal, its exclusive platform for digital creators, enables direct-to-consumer brands a unique opportunity to team up with real creators who have established audiences. To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/i9mF9

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 Friday's trading session at $3.70, even for the day, on 3,000 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 896 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.63999998/$5.00.

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Trxade Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS)

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

Trxade Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS) is an integrated pharmaceutical services company that offers a unique combination of a web-based purchasing platform for transactions between independent pharmacists and drug distributors; 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 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 Friday's trading session at $5.00, off by 0.990099%, on 1,357 volume with 27 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 52,553 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.0999999/$10.5600004.

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

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

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) was featured today in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. On Monday, the state of Utah opened its first medical marijuana pharmacy. This has allowed patients to buy marijuana medicine legally within the state and without having to go to the other states to purchase medical cannabis and sneak the products illegally back to their homes.

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 Friday's trading session at $0.3973, off by 4.4722%, on 98,561 volume with 53 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 102,685 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.3037/$1.39999997.

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Champignon Brands Inc. (CSE: SHRM)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Champignon Brands Inc. (CSE: SHRM).

Product offerings focused on enhancing mental health and wellness are broadening as companies that are committed to helping consumers are looking for a variety of ways — both natural and prescription-based — to offer support, support that includes an array of new functional foods and medicines. Canadian company Champignon Brands Inc. (CSE: SHRM) (SHRM Profile) is one of the first to provide such natural products as it sets out to expand its product line, including offering products containing mushrooms, which have been proven effective in the mental health and wellness space.

Champignon Brands Inc. (CSE: SHRM) is a research-driven company specializing in the formulation and distribution of a suite of artisanal mushroom health supplements. Dedicated to revolutionizing conventional organic teas, coffees and other consumables with the infusion of a proprietary blend of artisanal mushrooms, Champignon’s expanding portfolio is crafted with the health-conscious consumer in mind.

Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Champignon’s team aims to promote the health and wellness benefits of functional mushrooms, which are used in a wide variety of health care and pharmaceutical products.

Brands

Champignon’s mushroom-derived consumer packaged goods (CPGs) portfolio includes its flagship brand, Vitality Superteas. Each carefully curated Vitality Supertea formulation was developed with the intent of helping individuals enhance and enrich their wellbeing one cup of mushroom-infused tea at a time.

Also in the portfolio are Nourish Force Supertea, a blend of Reishi Ryobus Tea Mix; Mighty Recharge Supertea, created with Lions Mane Tropical Green Ginseng Tea Mix; and Brain Enhance Supertea, a blend of Cordycep Hibiscus and Berries Tea Mix – all of which are formulated with organic ingredients and chosen for their ability to provide unique health and performance benefits.

Champignon’s flagship e-commerce store, VitalitySuperTeas.com, takes advantage of the burgeoning craft mushroom vertical space with a selection of mushroom-infused teas and accessories.

Functional Mushroom Market

Demand for consumer products infused with the nutritional and bioactive benefits of mushrooms is fueling a global market projected to reach $34.3 billion by 2024, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 8.04% from 2019-2024 (ResearchandMarkets), with Europe seen as the fastest growth leader.

According to the market study, in highest demand are products infused with Reishi – a traditional Chinese medicine also known as the “Elixer of Life” and “Mushroom of Immortality – Lions Mane and Cordyceps, followed by other types of medicinal mushrooms.

Advances in Legalization

Legalization of psychedelics for use in medicine is gaining momentum across the United States. Denver, Colorado, and Oakland and Santa Cruz, California, have decriminalized the use of psilocybin, the psychedelic molecule found in various mushrooms, while movements for legalization are gaining ground in Oregon and Iowa, among others. Decriminalize California recently teamed up with the Beckley Foundation to replicate Oakland’s success of decriminalization throughout the state of California.

An increasing number of researchers are turning their attention toward the study of psilocybin as a means to treat otherwise untreatable illnesses. The molecule’s ability to provide landmark treatment options for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), migraines and addiction is gaining widespread acceptance among medical professionals, unicorn investors and accredited institutions.

Potential Applications

Historical data and new scientific studies suggest therapeutic benefits of psychedelics in many areas, including drug addiction, alcoholism, depression, migraines, smoking cessation and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The market potential in these areas are significant. To reference just one of the above conditions, the mental health arena has been frequently neglected over the last 30 years, though new research is beginning to further reinforce that psychedelic compounds have the potential to produce more effective treatments than what is currently available.

According to the World Health Organization, 25% of the world’s populous will be afflicted by mental health and/or neurological disorders. Presently, approximately 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health, productive loss and disability worldwide.

Additionally, PTSD affects approximately 2.2% of the U.S. population; 7.7 million people will have PTSD at some point in their lives. Recent published studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of certain psychedelics when administered in a medically supervised and monitored approach.
A renaissance in alternative medicines is emerging, and Champignon has set in motion its strategy to become a key player.

2020 Stealth IP Strategy

Champignon plans to biosynthesize psilocybin within the first three months of conducting laboratory experiments, with the objective of achieving optimized and scaled production of pharmaceutical-grade psilocybin for deployment in clinical settings. This strategy includes:

  • Alternative medicine (psilocybin) IP aggregation
  • Development of cGMP formulations of bioactive compounds extracted from plants and Fungi
  • Drafting of benchmark SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)
  • Patient aggregation, focusing on veterans

Defining a New Asset Class: Psychedelic-Inspired Medicines

In the third quarter of 2020, Champignon – through clinical trials, a compelling IP portfolio and clinical pipeline and drug development platform – plans to advance its pursuit of treatments underpinned by psychedelic substances. This strategy is broken down into two ties:

  • Non-Hallucinogenic Medicines
    • Microdosing Psilocybin/LSD
    • MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy
  • Hallucinogenic Medicines
    • Psilocybin high dose
    • LSD high dose

Partnerships

Companies worldwide are beginning to incorporate functional mushrooms into their product offerings, taking advantage of growing consumer awareness of known health benefits of the ingredients found in mushrooms.

Champignon in November 2019 entered into a distribution partnership with Eurolife Brands Inc. (CSE: EURO), a leading global markets cannabis brand empowering the medical, recreational and CPG cannabis industry worldwide through a data-driven CBD marketplace supported by exclusive and unbiased physician-backed cannabis education and detailed consumer analytics. Under the agreement, Champignon’s branded products are integrated into Eurolife’s e-commerce platform, along with potential distribution opportunities in select brick-and-mortar retail locations in Europe.

Champignon also has an R&D/production formulation agreement with Drip Coffee Social Ltd., located in Nanaimo, British Columbia, which calls for the infusion of Champignon’s proprietary mushroom extract blend into a suite of cold brew coffee products and signature in-house formulations.

Leadership

Gareth Birdsall, CEO, Corporate Secretary and Director
Gareth Birdsall has more than seven years of experience working in diverse agricultural roles such as the cultivation of various fungi, in particular Cordycepes, Reishi, Lions Mane and Chaga. He is an attendee of the British Columbia Institute of Technology, studying marketing management and finance.

Steven Brohman, CPA, CFO
Steven Brohman has more than 10 years of experience working in a variety of roles with public and private companies. He has had extensive training in the audit of publicly traded companies on the TXS, TSX Venture Exchange and OTC markets, and serves as CFO and director of various public and private companies. Brohman has a bachelor’s degree of business administration and obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Jerry Habuda, Director
Jerry Habuda brings to Champignon over 35 years of expertise in law enforcement and specialized units. From 1977 to 2012, he served as a police officer with the Toronto Police Department. During his tenure, he was assigned to the Major Crimes Unit, investigating robberies and home invasions. He was assigned to patrol the Toronto Community Housing projects at Jane/Finch to control drug trafficking and gun violence. Habuda was with the Warrant Unit where he tracked down and arrested wanted criminals. From 1993-1997, he was assigned to the Northwest Drug Squad on undercover and surveillance work, executing narcotic search warrants. Between 2002 and 2004, Habuda headed the Street Violence Task Force, a special unit designed to curb gun and drug violence that was terrorizing the city at the time.

Champignon Brands Inc. (CSE: SHRM), closed Friday's trading session at $0.35, off by 7.89%, on 4,436,570 volume with 812 trades. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.29/$0.395.

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InsuraGuest Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight InsuraGuest Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI).

InsuraGuest Technologies Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI) commenced trading common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange at the opening bell on Friday, February 28, 2020. The company opened with a trading volume of 2,000 shares at $0.4 per share. The price dipped slightly but began rising again as the trading volume increased significantly to more than 200,000 shares over the following days.

InsuraGuest Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI) is a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) company utilizing its proprietary flagship InsurTech software platform to provide specialized insurance products to end users in the business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) markets. The company’s first focus is on the B2B hotels and vacation rentals sectors, where its API integrates with the clients’ property management systems to offer guests a specialized guest protection policy. The platform and policy combination “InsurTech” product helps transfer the exposure to liability away from the client/property while guests benefit from potential accident and loss coverage during their stay.

InsuraGuest’s platform is currently capable of integrating with approximately 70 different hotel and vacation rental property management systems, giving it access to roughly 40,000 properties worldwide.

The company continues to pursue expansion opportunities and recently signed a Letter of Intent with a master general agent in the United Kingdom and Europe to distribute its platform and products to hotel and vacation rental markets in those regions. The company also has plans to expand to Asia in 2020.

Protecting Guests, Enhancing Customer Experience

InsuraGuest is the first line of defense for both the property and the guest.

InsuraGuest is purchased by the hotel or vacation rental “property,” which offers the policy to each registered guest and its occupants for an additional fee. The specialized policy affords coverage for theft of personal property while in the hotel, as well as accidental medical expense and accidental death and dismemberment, up to the policy limits of $2,500 to $50,000.

Market Opportunity

The U.S. hotel industry generated more than $218 billion in annual revenues in 2018, an increase of $10 billion from the previous year, according to STR’s 2019 HOST Almanac. The European market is more than double the size of the U.S. market. According to Oxford Economics, there were 6.4 billion nights stayed in the world, with 2.6 billion hotel nights stayed in Asia, 2.8 billion nights stayed in Europe, and 1.1 billion stayed nights in the United States. Additionally, $100 billion was spent on vacation rentals in the United States, where there approximately 4.5 million second homes are being managed by a third-party rental company.

With distribution in Europe and the United States, InsuraGuest’s combined demographics will total 3.9 billion nights stayed, and will more than double its vacation rental opportunities.

Within this burgeoning, high-demand industry is risk of liability to guest injury. For example, gym injuries are among the top five most common hotel accidents. Without proper hedges in place, the property may be liable in a personal injury claim or lawsuit.

Though the potential for accidents, slip and falls and mishaps can be widespread, it can be covered under the InsuraGuest Specialized Guest Protection Policy to provide guests a worry-free and enjoyable stay that potentially increases loyalty for the property.

Business Highlights

  • Targeting hotels and vacation rentals, a multi-billion-dollar industry
  • Providing the first line of defense in case of accident, loss or death
  • Expanding distribution reach with footing in European hotel and vacation rental markets
  • Expansion into Asia by 2020

Executive Team

Douglas Anderson, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Douglas Anderson has been a businessman in the real estate industry for nearly 30 years. His business expertise includes master planning and development implementation for larger-scale resorts, business parks and commercial developments across the USA and two provinces in Canada. His business endeavors include the founding of the 7th larger private equity fund in America focusing on multifamily and senior care (ROC Fund/Bridge IPG Fund). He serves as chairman/founder of a golf and winter sports ski holding company with operations in four major east coast markets and British Columbia, Canada.

Anderson earned a BS undergraduate degree in Consumer Studies with an emphasis in Architecture as an undergraduate at the University of Utah. He subsequently earned his Master’s in Business Administration. He also attended a three-year OPM Program a postgraduate business education at Harvard Business School in Boston. Anderson is an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast.

Charles James Cayias, President & Director
Charles James Cayias is also the president and owner of Charles James Cayias Insurance Inc. He is a third-generation insurance professional whose creativity and artistic vision have enabled him to establish a full-service agency combined with the personal service each client deserves. His outstanding people skills, honesty, integrity and fairness are evident by his loyal and growing clientele, the majority of which are referrals who become long-time customers and friends.

Cayias began his insurance career in the early 1970s and has been licensed since 1977. He is licensed in all 50 states and specializes in niche programs. He has extensive expertise in all aspects of the insurance industry including commercial insurance, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, professional liability, risk management and bonding.

Christopher J. Panos, Vice President & Director
Christopher J. Panos is a highly competitive sales professional with over 15 years of territory manager sales experience and an award-winning record of achievements. He is exceptionally well organized with a proven work history that demonstrates self-discipline, superb communication skills, and the initiative to achieve both personal and corporate goals. Panos is successful in building relationships with a large network of industry professionals in order to grow and maintain new and existing business, exceed new sales objectives and provide in-depth product training to authorized dealers and sales personnel.

Alexander Walker III ESQ, Corporate Counsel & Director
Alexander Walker III ESQ has served as director of the company since September of 2018. He also has served as counsel to the company since July of 2018. Walker is an attorney and has been a member of the Utah Bar Association since 1987 and a member of the Nevada State Bar since 2003. His practice has involved general business litigation, in both federal and state courts, and transactional work, including securities offerings and registration, corporate formation and periodic reporting compliance. Walker has provided legal services to emerging businesses throughout his carrier and at times has served as an officer and board member as well as legal counsel public companies. His duties as legal counsel for a public company engaged in the business of ownership and operation of coal-producing properties in the western United States included oversight of corporate-related legal matters including securities reporting, corporate compliance, federal and state mining regulation, and employment law oversight. He also has served as the chair of the Mining Committee of the Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section of the Utah State Bar, a member of the board of directors of the South East Utah Energy Producers Association, the co-chair of the board of the Western Energy Training Center, a board member of the Utah Supreme Court Committee to Review the ABA Recommendations Regarding the Office of Professional Conduct, and a board member of the University of Utah Crimson Club.

Roger Bloss, Corporate Consultant & Board Advisor
Roger Bloss joined InsuraGuest in August of 2019 to advise the company and its board on hotel transactions, contributing his knowledge from more than 40 years in the hospitality industry. Bloss previously served in executive positions with several major hotel franchise companies and in 1996 founded Vantage Hospitality Group hotel brands. Under his leadership, Vantage became a Top 10 global hotel company and made the Inc. 500/5000 list of Americas’ fastest-growing private companies for eight straight years. Bloss was named Lodging Magazine’s “Innovator of the Year” in 2006 and 2010, and in 2009 earned a spot on HSMAI’s “Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing.” Bloss joined Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RLHC) in September 2016 in conjunction with the acquisition of Vantage.

InsuraGuest Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI), closed Friday's trading session at $0.21, off by 16.00%, on 34,500 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 92,760 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.045/$0.34.

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Wonderfilm Media Corporation (TSXV: WNDR) (OTC: WDRFF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Wonderfilm Media Corporation (OTC: WDRFF).

The Wonderfilm Media Corporation (TSXV: WNDR) (OTC Pink: WDRFF) ("Wonderfilm" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the management cease trade order issued by the British Columbia Securities Commission (the "BCSC") on October 29, 2019 and the cease trade order issued by the BCSC on December 30, 2019 (the "CTO") as a result of the Company's failure to file its audited annual consolidated financial statements, management's discussion and analysis and associated officer certificates for Wonderfilm's financial year ended June 30, 2019 and the interim financial statements, management's discussion and analysis and associated officer certificates for the Company's three (3) month period ended September 30, 2019, have both been revoked. For further details, please see the Company's press releases dated December 31, 2019 and March 4, 2020 both of which are available under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com

Wonderfilm Media Corporation (TSXV: WNDR) (OTC: WDRFF) main business is the worldwide production of high-quality feature films and episodic television. The Wonder?lm team includes Hollywood veterans who have packaged, produced and delivered several profitable recent films, including “BlacKkKlansman,” “Get Out” and “The Hurt Locker.” Having these individuals on the Wonderfilm team demonstrates the company’s proven access to Academy Award-quality films and upside.

Wonder?lm maintains a continuing $58 million annual production slate to meet the constant and growing need for content worldwide. The company’s risk-averse production process results in predictable and consistent revenue streams.

Soaring demand for content from streaming providers is fueling industry growth. The global media and entertainment market is expected to grow from $1.9 trillion in 2017 to $2.4 trillion in 2022, a five-year CAGR of 4.4%.

The company recently formed Wonderfilm Global, an international film and television sales and distribution joint venture that is expected to generate significant incremental revenue.

Wonderfilm has strong relationships throughout the entertainment industry, which enables cost-effective production budgets and in-demand content creation.

Management Team with Proven Track Records

Kirk Shaw: Over 240 movies and seven television series to his credit. Headed up Canada’s largest independent film and television production company, attaining $100 million revenue two years straight with 8% EBITDA.

Dan Grodnik: Founded Mass Hysteria Entertainment, a publicly traded company, and became its chairman/CEO. Produced over 50 feature films, including “Bobby,” the 2006 Robert Kennedy biographic film.

Shaun Redick & Yvette Yates: $300 million+ USD total production budgets to date with a combined 175 award wins/355 nominations, including 10 Oscar nominations. In 2017 and 2018, they produced two of the most successful Hollywood films of those years: “Get Out” ($255 million USD gross revenue) and “BlacKkKlansman” ($100 million USD gross revenue). Scheduled to produce two to three films per year for Wonderfilm, with the first release slated for October 2020. Committed to the 4% challenge to give more women and women of color the opportunity to direct.

Jeff Bowler: 2017 Emmy Award-winning producer. Vice president of acquisitions and production for The Exchange, one of the top film sales and finance companies in the world. Bowler is the executive for Wonderfilm Global distribution.

Bret Saxon: Through his company, TMP Inc., Saxon created M&A deals worth over US$750 million across 113 countries. Produced several feature films and made-for-television movies, including Wonderfilm’s 2019 movie “Zombie Tidal Wave” for NBC/Universal’s SYFY.

17-Title Movie Slate — Greenlit

Wonderfilm currently has 17 films greenlit with combined budgets totaling $58 million. Wonderfilm production stars include: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Guy Pearce, Ryan Phillippe and Anne Heche, to name a few.

Some of the company’s most notable greenlit projects include the horror film “Amityville 1974,” slated for theatrical release in October 2020, and the action film “Inside Game” starring Tyrese Gibson, which will be released to theaters in fall 2020.

The company is also actively developing a number of other new IP projects, including a dramatic biographic feature titled “Life and Times of Steve McQueen,” a film adaptation of the bestselling novel “Merchant of Death” and a television series headed by “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” creator Anthony Zuiker.

 

Potential for Breakout Success

Wonderfilm movies have the potential for millions of dollars in revenue from the kind of breakout success generated by films like “Saw” and “Get Out,” which would propel Wonderfilm and its revenue streams to a new level. Wonderfilm has several potential breakout films in its development/production queue.

Note: Potential breakout films are not factored into company’s revenue projections.

Base Hits and Home Runs

In tandem with its slate of high-profile films, Wonder?lm continues to finance, produce and deliver many profitable low-risk, lower-budget films that are base hits. Shaun Redick is a home run hitter, and his upcoming Wonderfilm projects are anticipated to be home run hits for the company, while base hits such as “Zombie Tidal Wave” provide a consistent source of revenue.

Recent Industry Breakout Films Include:

  • SAW – $1.2 million budget = $103.9 million in sales
  • Pulp Fiction – $8 million budget = $212 million in sales
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding – $5 million budget = $250 million in sales
  • Lost in Translation – $4 million budget = $120 million in sales
  • Get Out – $4.5 million budget = $255.5 million sales (Shaun Redick)

Note: Revenue from most of Wonderfilm’s current slate will be recorded on the books in 2020 or 2021.

Recent Wonderfilm Releases

  • Aug. 17, 2019: Co-produced with NBC/Universal, “Zombie Tidal Wave” premièred on the SYFY channel to strong ratings.
  • Aug. 29, 2019: “The Fanatic” starring John Travolta opens in U.S. theaters.
  • Sept. 5, 2019: “Tammy’s Always Dying” premiers at Toronto Film Festival.
  • Nov. 8, 2019: “Primal” starring Nicolas Cage opens in U.S. theaters.

Wonderfilm Global Distribution

At the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Wonderfilm officially launched Wonderfilm Global, a new film, television and media foreign sales/distribution joint venture with 101 Films and Paul McGowan.

Wonderfilm acquired 51% ownership in the joint venture structure and immediately began attaching its own productions to Wonderfilm Global. The joint venture represents a significant opportunity for Wonderfilm, changing how the company does business.

The intention behind Wonderfilm Global is to keep distribution margins in-house that previously went to other companies. Since most Wonderfilm movies are relatively low-risk and easy to sell because they feature desirable cast and genre, third-party distribution companies were previously earning approximately 10%, plus expenses, on Wonderfilm movies without any level of risk. Now, revenue is generated through presales of Wonder?lm projects and, at times, third-party films. The average Wonder?lm movie is pre-sold for $5million, garnering $500,000 to $750,000 per sale as a commission. These commissions now stay in-house with Wonder?lm Global, and the company expects to sell 10 to 12 third-party films between fall 2019 and fall 2020, generating roughly $6 million in commission income.

A further revenue source is generated from theatrical sales through a 50/50 upside split once the minimum sales threshold is met.

Wonder?lm Global has offices in Vancouver, Beverly Hills, London, Ireland, Seoul and China.

Wonderfilm Business Model

Wonderfilm productions are structured to begin generating a return to the company as soon as the camera starts rolling.

Return Before a Film is Delivered: Producer fee line items are included in each production budget. These range from $50,000 to $500,000, depending on the total budget, and are paid to Wonderfilm most commonly on the first day of principle photography.

Distribution: Wonderfilm Global charges sales and distribution fees within each production budget to cover its presale costs.

Note: Wonderfilm’s productions are all structured to minimize risk by matching budget to funds available.

Return After a Film is Delivered: Unsold presale territories are countries or territories left off of a film’s presale list, either for strategic reasons or because the broadcaster/distributor is waiting to see the completed film. These outside-the-budget distribution sales become Wonderfilm profit centers.

Sales overages once contracted presale threshold is surpassed.

The company’s film library grows with each new production, adding to future sales revenue. Depending on the agreement, exploitation rights for future worldwide sales return to Wonderfilm four or seven years after delivery. As of October 2019, Wonderfilm’s growing film library comprises 18 titles for future exploitation.

Note: The nature of the film business is that box office revenue lags production up to a couple of years.

$50 Million Wonderfilm Production Fund (WPF):

Wonderfilm is in the process of raising $50 million to establish a Wonderfilm Production Fund (WPF). WPF is designed to consolidate traditional production financing models into a single diversified, asset-backed debt instrument.

The WPF is a highly specialized investment vehicle with noncorrelated market returns normally reserved for institutional banks and specialty lenders, and it would pay 8% interest directly from each Wonderfilm movie or series budget and not from corporate funds. These same interest payments are already added to each production budget, as the company currently closes a separate financing for every film. The WPF would significantly streamline Wonderfilm’s production rate, adding revenue more quickly and broadening the yearly production slate.

For fund investors, the WPF is a dedicated production-financing vehicle designed to offer a risk-moderated approach to investing in film finance. The managed process provides structure and reassurance that are normally experienced only when working with an institutional lender that has a dedicated staff and resources.

All projects being financed are for Wonderfilm productions, with the fund collateral fully secured by receivables, including presale contracts, government incentives, or a guarantee from Wonderfilm for any unsecured amounts as may be permitted.

Wonderfilm Media Corporation (OTC: WDRFF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.11, up 57.1429%, on 815 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 37,762 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.07/$0.270220011.

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

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

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF), a leading producer of premium, certified-organic cannabis, today announced that the company will release its fourth quarter and year end 2019 financial results after market close on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. At 9 AM ET on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, TGODF will hold a conference call featuring CEO Brian Athaide and CFO Sean Bovingdon to discuss the results. A question and answer period will feature analysts following the speakers on the call. To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/f5BkY.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Green Organic Dutchman (OTC: TGODF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.32, off by 6.5693%, on 932,331 volume with 448 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,029,773 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.301999986/$4.38000011.

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Nightfood Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: NGTF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Nightfood Holdings, Inc. (NGTF).

Nightfood Holdings (OTCQB: NGTF), the better-for-you ice cream recently recommended as the Official Ice Cream of the American Pregnancy Association (“APA”), today announced the reduction of shipping fees on BuyNightfood.com to allow more affordable access to Nightfood for millions of pregnant women across the country. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/REz4a

Nightfood Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: NGTF), a pioneering consumer goods brand development company headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, owns Nightfood, Inc., creator of delicious, award-winning and better-for-you ice cream formulated by sleep and nutrition experts, and its wholly owned subsidiary MJ Munchies, Inc., which seeks to capitalize on legally compliant opportunities in the CBD and marijuana edibles and related spaces. Known as “The Nighttime Snack Company,” Nightfood Inc. is focused on improving late-night snacking for consumers and solving America’s $50 billion-dollar nighttime snacking problem.

Nightfood Ice Cream

Nightfood’s higher-protein and sleep-friendly ice cream won the 2019 Product of the Year Award in the ice cream category in a Kantar survey of over 40,000 consumers. The annual Product of the Year survey, the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation, is conducted by Kantar, a global leader in consumer research. In beating out the other finalists, consumers indicated that Nightfood’s one-of-a-kind innovation and unique value proposition made it a clear-cut winner in the ice cream space and a brand they were highly motivated to try.

Nightfood has secured distribution in several major regional supermarket chains and has landed media coverage in major outlets such as The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, Oprah Magazine, USA Today, The Washington Post, Parents Magazine, and many more.

Over 80% of consumers snack regularly at night, and the most popular choices are cookies, chips, candy, and, of course, ice cream. These are understood to be both unhealthy and sleep-disruptive.

Research indicates that human biological programming combined with the trappings of modern life combine to drive this unhealthy behavior pattern. Every week, hundreds of millions of Americans combine to spend an estimated $1B on snacks consumed between dinner and bed.

In a recent Harris Poll online study, 54% of consumers who snack at night reported often feeling guilty about their nighttime snack choices. 58% said they wish they felt more in control of their nighttime snacking.

Nightfood management believes that the company that solves this massive consumer problem can become a national brand with a billion-dollar valuation.

Formulated by leading sleep and nutrition experts, including America’s most prominent sleep expert, Dr. Michael Breus, Nightfood’s higher protein/higher fiber, and lower sugar ice cream delivers great ice cream taste and texture, while minimizing sleep-disruptive ingredients such as caffeine, excess sugar, and excess fat and calories. The addition of certain minerals, enzymes and amino acids, which research suggests can support sleep quality, is another bonus. Nightfood only uses hormone-free milk, is certified Kosher, and offers eight original flavors, five of which are gluten-free. Nightfood ice cream also uses all-natural sweeteners with no Erythritol, no sucralose, or other artificial sweeteners.

Nightfood has developed a dynamic infographic resource that clearly illustrates the size and scope of the largely untapped nighttime snack category (http://NightSnacking.com). Americans everywhere are likely to identify with the infographic’s results that vividly illustrate late night snacking by age group, popular snack choice, and amount of money spent each week on feeding after-hour snack attacks. Available in eight delicious flavors, Nightfood ice cream can help consumers satisfy nighttime cravings in a better, healthier, more sleep-friendly way.

MJ Munchies, Inc.

MJ Munchies, Inc. was formed in 2018 as a new, wholly owned subsidiary of Nightfood Holdings, Inc. to capitalize on legally compliant opportunities in the CBD and marijuana edibles and related spaces. The Company is seeking licensing opportunities to market such products under the brand name “Half-Baked,” for which they’ve successfully secured trademark rights.

Management Team

Nightfood founder and CEO Sean Folkson is a formerly frustrated nighttime snacker whose late-night cravings led him to seek a better solution for himself and others through the creation, marketing and distribution of the Nightfood product line. Folkson also founded internet marketing company AffiliatePros.com which provided the startup capital to launch Specialty Equipment Direct, an online distributor of floor removal equipment that quickly grew to 7-figure revenues. Folkson received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from S.U.N.Y Albany, New York, in 1991.

Jim Christensen, vice president of Nightfood Ice Cream, is the former vice president of Ice Cream Sales with global ice cream giant Unilever. In his over 20 years at Unilever, Christensen led sales and distribution initiatives for brands such as Ben & Jerry’s, Klondike, Breyers and Good Humor. Christensen joined the Nightfood team in June of 2018 with the directive to launch Nightfood ice cream rapidly into national distribution. Understanding that the overwhelming majority of at-home ice cream consumption occurs in the hours before bed, Christensen has identified Nightfood as the next evolution in better-for-you ice cream.

CFO Mark Noffke, CPA, has over 37 years of experience as a seasoned financial and management professional. He has served as chief financial officer of several small-cap public companies since 2004 where he oversaw virtually every aspect of the company’s operations, administration, customer service and human resources. Noffke has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Valparaiso University in Indiana.

Advisory Board

The Nightfood advisory board includes Tom Morse, founder of 5-Hour Energy and Living Essentials, LLC.; Doron Stern, former vice president of marketing at Chobani and Popcorn, Indiana; restaurateur and celebrity Chef Chris Santos; Paul Jarrett, CEO of fast-growing nutrition startup BuluBox; Eric Egeland, president of Capacity Consulting Inc.; Dr. Michael A. Grandner, director/Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona; Dr. Michael Breus, sleep expert and best-selling author known to millions as The Sleep Doctor(TM); Dr. Lauren Broch, resident nutrition, sleep disorder expert and a member of the scientific advisory board.

Nightfood Holdings, Inc. (NGTF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.26, off by 5.6946%, on 160,528 volume with 77 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 162,277 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.187999993/$0.920000016.

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Predictive Oncology (NASDAQ: POAI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Predictive Oncology (POAI).

Predictive Oncology (POAI) is a knowledge-driven precision medicine company focused on applying data and artificial intelligence (AI) to personalized medicine and drug discovery. The company applies its smart tumor profiling and AI platform to extensive genomic and biomarker patient data sets to build predictive models of tumor drug response to improve clinical outcomes for the cancer patients of today and tomorrow. The company has several tools that support its mission of bringing precision medicine to the treatment of cancer.

Through its subsidiaries, Predictive Oncology’s portfolio of assets includes the following:

  • A database of clinically validated historical and outcome data from patient tumors
  • An in-house Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified lab
  • A “smart” patient-derived tumor profiling platform
  • An in-house bioinformatics artificial intelligence (AI) platform
  • A new computerized approach growing tumors in the lab to rapidly develop patient specific treatment options
  • An FDA-approved fluid collection and disposal system

Using these resources, and in collaboration with key players in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotech industries Predictive Oncology is working to determine the best pathways for more individualized and effective cancer treatment.

Subsidiaries

Predictive Oncology leverages the synergies of its three wholly owned subsidiaries to bring precision medicine to the diagnosis of cancer.

Helomics applies artificial intelligence to its rich data gathered from the company’s trove of more than 150,000 tumors to personalize cancer therapies for patients as well as drive the development of new targeted therapies in collaborations with pharmaceutical companies. This database, the largest of its kind in the world, is comprised of ovarian, head and neck, colon and pancreas tumors. Helomic’s CLIA-certified lab provides clinical testing that assists oncologists in individualizing patient treatment decisions, by providing an evidence-based roadmap for therapy.

In addition to its proprietary precision oncology platform, Helomics offers boutique CRO services that leverage its TruTumor™ patient-derived tumor models coupled to a wide range of multi-omics assays (genomics, proteomics and biochemical), and an AI-powered proprietary platform (D-CHIP) to provide a tailored solution to its clients’ specific needs.

TumorGenesis is developing a new, rapid approach to growing tumors in the laboratory without the use of rats or mice, allowing for the identification of biomarkers indicative of cancer. This methodology “fools” the tumor into thinking it is still in the body. As a result, the tumor reacts as it naturally would, thereby increasing the accuracy of the biomarker. Once the biomarkers are identified, they can be used in TumorGenesis’ Oncology Capture Technology Platforms which isolate and helps categorize an individual patient’s heterogeneous tumor samples to enable development of patient-specific treatment options.

Skyline Medical’s patented, FDA-cleared STREAMWAY® System is the first true, direct-to-drain fluid disposal system designed specifically for medical applications such as radiology, endoscopy, urology and cystoscopy procedures. The STREAMWAY system is changing the way healthcare facilities collect and dispose of potentially infectious waste fluid by connecting directly to a facility’s plumbing system to automate the collection, measurement and disposal of waste fluids.

The STREAMWAY minimizes human intervention for better safety and improves compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory agency safety guidelines. The STREAMWAY eliminates canisters, carts and evacuated bottles, which reduces overhead costs and minimizes environmental impact by helping to eliminate the approximately 50 million potentially disease-infected canisters that go into landfills annually in the United Sates.

Skyline has achieved sales in five of the seven continents through both direct sales and distributor partners.

Competitive Advantage

Precision medicine has become the holy grail of cancer therapeutics. Data driven predictive models of tumors and their responses are critical in both new drug development and individualized patient treatment. The race has begun to model various tumors, which takes 5 to 7 years of clinical evaluation to establish historical and outcome data.

Predictive Oncology enjoys significant competitive advantage. The company already has a vast historical collection of tumors and related data, plus the ability to obtain existing associated outcome data. While others wait for outcome data, Predictive Oncology is in a unique and powerful position, working to deliver the promise of precision medicine to reality. Predictive Oncology already has the clinical data, including how a tumor responded to certain drugs, an in-house bioinformatics AI platform, and only needs to do the tumor sequencing. The significance is underscored by the collaboration with UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital, designed to reveal which mutations responded to which drug then develop powerful predictive models for future testing and treatment.

Leadership Team

Dr. Carl Schwartz was appointed to Skyline Medical’s board of directors in March 2015 and became interim president and CEO in May 2016. Dr. Schwartz became CEO of Plastics Research Corporation in 1988, leading the company to become the largest manufacturer of structural foam molding products in the U.S. with more than $60 million in revenues and 300 employees by the time he retired in 2001. He holds a bachelor’s degree and DDS degree from the University of Detroit.

CFO Bob Myers has over 30 years of experience in multiple industries focusing on medical device service and manufacturing. He has spent much of his career as a CFO and controller. Myers holds an MBA in Finance from Adelphi University and a BBA in public accounting from Hofstra University.

Gerald Vardzel, President of Helomics, has over 25 years of healthcare executive management experience developing and implementing commercialization strategies and models for technology launches. His Go-To-Market expertise includes equity financing, strategic planning, market intelligence, M&A, and new market development in both start-up and established settings including fortune 500 market leaders. He has developed innovative solutions for both CLIA and FDA regulatory paths defining the delivery chains from discovery to clinical acceptance. Mr. Vardzel also has significant experience designing and implementing sales and marketing programs tailored not only to expand market share, but to empirically assess client satisfaction, strengthen business processes, and maximize profitability. Mr. Vardzel was previously Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Initiatives at Global Specimen Solutions. Furthermore, as an executive affiliate to the healthcare industry, he routinely consults for several small-to-mid sized private equity firms advising on, in part, the feasibility of acquisition targets. Mr. Vardzel graduated from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Mark Collins, Chief Information Officer of Helomics, has held multiple executive roles in a variety of discovery, informatics and bioinformatics functions within global pharma, and founded three startup software companies in the machine learning and drug discovery space. In 2001, Dr. Collins worked for Cellomics (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific), where he played a pivotal role in establishing the High-Content Cell Analysis market, building and commercializing several key informatics and bioinformatics products. After leaving Thermo Fisher, Dr. Collins developed and commercialized informatics solutions for clinical and translational research, specifically in the specimen tracking, omics data management and NGS analysis space, through key roles at BioFortis, Global Specimens Solutions and Genedata. Dr. Collins received his undergraduate degree in Applied Science from the University of Wolverhampton, UK and his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Surrey, UK.

Predictive Oncology (POAI), closed Friday's trading session at $2.49, up 6.867%, on 192,293 volume with 707 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 156,954 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.96000003/$8.50.

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Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO), closed Friday's trading session at $2.10, up 4.4776%, on 13,345 volume with 17 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 19,227 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.600600004/$4.0300002.

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

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

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

Advanced Extraction Technologies

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

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

Delta Purification® Technology

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

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

Hemp Biomass and Tolling Contracts

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

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

re3™ Technology

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

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

Sales and Offtake Agreements

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

Project Construction

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

Leadership

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

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

HTC Extraction Systems (OTCQB: HTPRF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.07825, even for the day, on 200 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 245 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.078249998/$0.920000016.

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