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Brickell Biotech, Inc. (BBI)

Market Chameleon, Nasdaq, Stocktwits, Stockhouse, BioPharmCatalyst, Morningstar, Barchart, Simply Wall St, last10k, Dividend Investor, BioSpace, Stockopedia, GuruFocus, TradingView, Stockwatch, Investors Observer, Webull, ChartMill, Dwinnex, YCharts, TipRanks, InvestorsHub, Seeking Alpha, and GlobeNewswire reported earlier on Brickell Biotech, Inc. (BBI), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Brickell Biotech, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company listed on the NasdaqCM. It is focused on developing innovative and differentiated prescription therapeutics for the treatment of debilitating skin diseases. The Company’s pipeline comprises potential novel therapeutics for hyperhidrosis and other prevalent dermatological conditions. Established in 2009, Brickell Biotech is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

The Company’s Executive Management Team and Board of Directors have wide-ranging experience in product development and worldwide commercialization, having served in leadership roles at large global pharmaceutical companies and biotechs that have developed and/or launched successful products. This includes several that were first-in-class and/or attained iconic status, such as Cialis®, Taltz®, Gemzar®, Prozac®, Cymbalta® and Juvederm®. Brickell Biotech’s strategy is to take advantage of this experience to in-license, acquire, develop and commercialize unique products that the Company believes can be successful in the presently underserved dermatology global marketplace.

In Brickell’s pipeline is Sofpironium Bromide. This is a retrometabolically designed topical anticholinergic for primary axillary hyperhidrosis. Retrometabolic drugs are designed to exert their action topically and are potentially quickly metabolized into a less active metabolite once absorbed into the blood. This proposed mechanism of action may allow for highly effective doses to be used while limiting systemic side effects. Hyperhidrosis is a life-altering medical condition where a person sweats more than the body requires to regulate its temperature.

Sofpironium bromide was discovered at Bodor Laboratories, Inc. by Dr. Nicholas Bodor D.Sc., d.h.c. (multi), HoF, Graduate Research Professor Emeritus, University of Florida. Sofpironium bromide is a proprietary new molecular entity that belongs to a class of medications called anticholinergics. Anticholinergics block the action of acetylcholine, a chemical that transmits signals within the nervous system that are responsible for a range of bodily functions. This includes activation of the sweat glands.

In January 2020, the last patient completed the Phase 3 long-term safety study for sofpironium bromide. Brickell Biotech remains on course to report top-line results in Q2 of 2020. To date, there have been 19 clinical studies conducted by Brickell Biotech and Kaken of sofpironium bromide gel that encompass more than 1,300 subjects. Brickell Biotech also has early research programs targeting different skin diseases in its pipeline.

Brickell Biotech, Inc. (BBI), closed Monday's trading session at $1.17, up 6.3636%, on 91,431 volume with 267 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 775,640 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.990199983/$8.53999996.

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Goliath Resources Limited (GOTRD)

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

Goliath Resources Limited is a project generator of precious metals projects focused in the prolific Golden Triangle and surrounding area of northwestern British Columbia. The Company controls four highly prospective properties. These include Bingo, Golddigger, Lucky Strike and Copperhead encompassing more than 52,000 hectares. Incorporated in 2017 and OTCQB-listed, Goliath Resources is based in Toronto, Ontario.

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

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

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

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

Last month, Goliath Resources reported channel sample results from the Goldilocks Zone on the Gold Star property, that assayed 7.86 g/t AuEq over 3.75 m true width. The channel was taken over a 3.75 m wide section to partially test a 10.5 m wide outcrop containing wide-ranging veining and alteration; the channel started in 9.01 g/t AuEq and ended in 10.79 g/t AuEq and remains open. Furthermore, Goliath announced it terminated its property option agreements to acquire the Bingo and Copperhead properties.

Goliath Resources Limited (GOTRD), closed Monday's trading session at $0.0805, even for the day, on 666 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 111 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.003899999/$0.127599999.

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Lantronix, Inc. (LTRX)

Zacks, Stocktwits, Market Chameleon, Morningstar, AI Stock Finder, last10k, StockNews, Stockopedia, iWatch Markets, InvestorsHub, Street Insider, YCharts, Simply Wall St, Stockhouse, Market Screener, CSI Market, Dividend Investor, Seeking Alpha, Nasdaq, GlobeNewswire, The Online Investor, Barchart, BC Technology, Business Insider, TradingView, and Profit Confidential reported earlier on Lantronix, Inc. (LTRX), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Lantronix, Inc. is an international provider of secure data access and management solutions for the industrial Internet of Things (IoT). The Company provides hardware and software solutions for the IoT and Out-of-Band Management (OOBM). Its solutions considerably simplify the creation, development, deployment, and management of IoT projects. This is while providing quality, reliability and security across hardware, software, and solutions. Established in 1989, Lantronix has its corporate office in Irvine, California. The Company’s shares trade on the NasdaqGS. Intrinsyc is a subsidiary of Lantronix.

Lantronix takes care of IoT connectivity, manageability, as well as security. Fundamentally, the Company’s vision is to be the go to industry IoT partner, providing full stack solutions consisting of Professional Services, Hardware, and SaaS (Software as a Service) products, enabling customers to concentrate on their core product value and related technical expertise.

The Company enables its customers to provide intelligent, reliable, and secure IoT and OOBM solutions while speeding up time to market. Lantronix has 30 years of proven experience in creating strong machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies and OOBM solutions. Its solutions are deployed inside millions of machines at data centers, offices, and remote sites serving a broad range of industries. These include energy, agriculture, medical, security, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, retail, financial, environmental, and government. Lantronix is focusing on achieving growth through targeted acquisitions, growth via cloud based software solutions, and growth through innovation and pioneering hardware products.

Recently, Lantronix’s Intrinsyc subsidiary announced the availability of the Mobile Hardware Development Kit. This is a new mobile hardware development kit (HDK) featuring the flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 Mobile Platform.

To support the ecosystem of technology companies and application providers looking to use the advanced features of the Snapdragon 865, Lantronix, via Intrinsyc, is introducing the Mobile HDK based on Snapdragon 865. The HDK is an open-frame solution. It empowers technology companies to integrate and innovate for devices based on the latest Snapdragon mobile platform, and also provides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), developers, and engineers with next generation software technology and tools to hasten the development and testing of devices.

For Q3 of Fiscal 2020, Lantronix expects Net Revenue of $15 to $17 million. Mr. Paul Pickle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lantronix, said, “While the near-term disruption to our business as a result of COVID-19 is unfortunate, the transformation of Lantronix moves forward undaunted. The integration of newly-acquired Intrinsyc is progressing well and we have seen some upside in demand for a few fast-growing intelligent edge applications, thus validating our game plan. We anticipate that, as the threat of COVID-19 ultimately subsides, Lantronix will emerge as a stronger IoT player.”

Lantronix, Inc. (LTRX), closed Monday's trading session at $2.80, off by 2.7778%, on 116,905 volume with 477 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 118,335 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.58000004/$4.42460012.

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Oliveda International, Inc. (OLVI)

OTC Dynamics, TeleTrader, OTC.Watch, Spotlight Growth, Global Banking and Finance, Barchart, GuruFocus, TipRanks, Stockopedia, Financial Buzz, EIN Presswire, TradingView, YCharts, The Richard Rose Report, InvestorsHub, Stockhouse, Dividend.com, Seeking Alpha, Dividend Investor and Wallet Investor reported previously on Oliveda International, Inc. (OLVI), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Oliveda International, Inc. is a top global natural cosmetics innovator in the premium segment. In addition, it has developed a globally innovative wearable beauty and health technology. Through subsidiary operations, Oliveda International is the largest investor in eco-certified mountain olive trees as well as the largest conservationist in Arroyomolinos de Leó, Spain. In 2003, German real estate investor Mr. Thomas Lommel founded Oliveda International. Oliveda International is based in Santa Monica, California.

Oliveda generates online sales and has a worldwide branch network of 650 retail stores. The Company’s wholly-owned Oliveda Deutschland GmbH subsidiary operates flagship stores, Olive Tree Pharmacy, in Berlin and Dusseldorf. It has plans to open new locations in Los Angeles, California; Taipei, Taiwan; and Seoul, South Korea.

On September 1, 2015, the Company opened its first flagship Store in the Neue Schönhauser Str. 11 in Berlin-Mitte. With this opening, the concept of its Olive Tree Pharmacy came to fruition. In Olive Tree Pharmacy Stores, visitors are counseled in the holistic advantages of Oliveda International’s Olive Tree Therapy, and given a sense of its encompassing effects. Furthermore, Oliveda supplies visitors with Olive Tree Home Therapy Sets, custom-made to suit their personal requirements.

Overall, Oliveda International believes that it will be able to operate 60 of its own flagship stores worldwide. In addition, it believes that it will be able to boost the retail store network internationally to 1,200 over the next five years.

Last week, Oliveda International announced that in order to boost the health of its customers and help to protect against coronavirus/COVID-19, it is giving away newly released product, the S73 Hydroxytyrosol Hygiene Hand Spray that fights viruses, fungi and microorganisms, free on any Oliveda product order over a 10-day period. The Company states that the S73 Hydroxytyrosol Hygiene Hand Spray has absolute hygiene and purity as its emphasis. Also, Oliveda states that due to its special combination of hyaluronic, lavender and hydroxytyrosol, it also has a nourishing and protective effect on the skin. The Company is offering its hygiene spray, which retails at $14.95, as a free gift on all orders placed from 12:01 am Pacific Daylight Time on April 10, 2020 to 11:59 pm PDT on April 19, 2020, while supplies last.

Oliveda International, Inc. (OLVI), closed Monday's trading session at $0.07295, even for the day, on 1,609 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,586 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.033199999/$0.354999989.

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Pure Gold Mining, Inc. (LRTNF)

StockInvest.us, Street Insider, Resource World, Mining Stock Valuator, Seeking Alpha, Dividend Investor, Capital Cube, TradingView, YCharts, Wallet Investor, Wallmine, Northern Miner, Barchart, Ceo.ca, GuruFocus, Business Insider, Morningstar, InvestorsHub, Market Screener, MarketWatch, Proactive Investors, 4-Traders, Nasdaq, Stockhouse, Junior Mining Network, GlobeNewswire, Cambridge House International, and Dividend.com reported beforehand on Pure Gold Mining, Inc. (LRTNF), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Pure Gold Mining, Inc. is an exploration stage company listed on the OTC Markets. It engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of gold, and other precious and base metal properties in Canada. The Company is building Canada’s highest-grade gold development project, the Pure Gold Red Lake Mine. Project financing is secured and the Pure Gold Red Lake Mine is on course to deliver first production into a rising gold market in late 2020. Pure Gold Mining is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The orebody at the Pure Gold Red Lake Mine is open for expansion. It forms a part of a seven kilometer long mineral system under active exploration. Pure Gold Mining states that there is opportunity for transformative growth by way of discovery. With the start of production, the Company will be joining the small, elite group of well-funded gold producers with high-grade, multi-million ounce deposits situated in prolific, mining-friendly jurisdictions such as Red Lake, Ontario. Pure Gold Mining states that the Pure Gold Mine ore body is an exceptional foundation on which to build a gold mining enterprise.

The Pure Gold Red Lake Mine has Probable Mineral Reserves of 3.5 Mt at 9.0 g/t containing 1.0 million ounces of gold included in a Mineral Resource of 7,196,000 Indicated tonnes grading 8.9 g/t gold for 2,063,000 ounces of gold and 1,880,000 Inferred tonnes grading 7.7 g/t gold for 467,000 ounces of gold. The Pure Gold Red Lake Mine is the highest grade development stage gold deposit in Canada. It will be in the top 8 percentile globally when in production.

Over the last year, the Pure Gold Mining team has shifted from exploration to development. Today it is on the cusp of production, with first gold pour months away. In the process, Pure Gold Mining has completed an updated mineral resource estimate, a definitive feasibility study, formalized a relationship with its First Nation partners, executed a project finance package with enough flexibility to allow for risk-lowering capital investment decisions, and started surface and underground construction.

Detailed engineering is on course to support the completion of the project as scheduled for late this year. On average, the projection is that the mine will employ about 340 employees and deliver more than $467 million in direct salaries over the life of the mine.

Pure Gold Mining, Inc. (LRTNF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.549704, up 5.7652%, on 232,978 volume with 148 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 403,212 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.274150013/$0.683099985.

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Stein Mart, Inc. (SMRT)

Zacks, Macrotrends, Stocktwits, StockNews, Market Screener, Street Insider, Market Chameleon, Proactive Investors, Investor Place, Morningstar, Business Insider, Dividend Investor, Simply Wall St, Barchart, Investing.com, Equities.com, CSI Market, YCharts, MarketBeat, InvestorsHub, Investor Point, GlobeNewswire, and MarketWatch reported previously on Stein Mart, Inc. (SMRT), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Stein Mart, Inc. is a national specialty omni off-price retailer listed on the Nasdaq GS. The Company offers designer and name-brand fashion apparel for him and for her, home décor, accessories and shoes at everyday discount prices. Its shopping experience is more upscale, with an emphasis on ease-of-shopping, service and presentation of merchandise by category, brand, style and size. In addition, the Company sells its products via an e-commerce retail selling site. Established in 1908, Stein Mart is based in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Company began in the early 1900’s as a single store in Greenville, Mississippi. Today, Stein Mart operate almost 300 stores in 31 States, plus steinmart.com. Its stores are located in convenient regional, community and neighborhood shopping centers serving a more affluent customer. The Company’s customer is both style conscious and value seeking with above-average household income.

Stein Mart’s stores also provide merchandise locator services and a preferred customer program. In addition, they provide co-branded and private label credit card programs, as well as electronic gift cards.

As announced on January 31, 2020, Stein Mart has entered into a definitive merger agreement under which an affiliate of Kingswood Capital Management, L.P. will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Stein Mart not already beneficially owned by affiliates of Mr. Jay Stein, Stein Mart’s former Chief Executive Officer and current Chairman of the Board of Directors, and related investors for $0.90 per share in cash. As part of the Merger, an entity managed by Mr. Stein will contribute its equity and, following the closing of the Merger, will indirectly own one-third of Stein Mart after closing. The expectation is that this Merger will be completed in the first half of this calendar year. It is subject to approval by Stein Mart’s shareholders and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.

For Q4 2019, Net Sales were $336.6 million versus $340.8 million for Q4 of 2018. Net Sales were affected by fewer stores operating during the quarter. Comparable sales for Q4 of 2019 increased 0.1 percent. Omni sales, defined as all online sales regardless of fulfillment channel, increased 7 percent over last year’s Q4.

For the year, Net Sales decreased 3.0 percent to $1.22 billion. Comparable Sales decreased 1.4 percent to last year. Net Sales were affected by fewer stores operating during the year and comparable sales results. Omni sales increased 11 percent over 2018.

Stein Mart, Inc. (SMRT), closed Monday's trading session at $0.348, off by 5.9459%, on 242,145 volume with 417 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 372,032 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.280000001/$1.48000001.

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The Trendlines Group Ltd. (TRNLY)

NetworkNewsWire, Growth Capitalist, OTC Markets, Penny Stock Hub, Morningstar, Wallet Investor, Wall Street Reporter, P&T Community, Start-Up Nation Central, Barchart, 4-Traders, Stockwatch, Investing.com, YCharts, Accesswire, Seeking Alpha, TradingView, and GuruFocus reported earlier on The Trendlines Group Ltd. (TRNLY), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

The Trendlines Group Ltd. is an innovation commercialization company based in Misgav, Israel. It invents, discovers, invests in, as well as incubates innovation-based medical and agricultural technologies to fulfill its mission to improve the human condition. The Company is involved in all aspects of its portfolio companies from technology development to business building. The Trendlines Group lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQX.

The Company invests primarily through its incubators - its two Israeli government-franchised incubators, Trendlines Medical and Trendlines Agtech, its Singapore incubator, Trendlines Medical Singapore, and its in-house innovation center, Trendlines Labs. Trendlines Labs has 8 portfolio companies: interVaal, PregnanTech, Hyblate Medical, Limaca, Avir Medical, Continale Medical, EndoSiQ, and Szone Medical. It has partnerships in Singapore, Japan, Europe, the USA, and China. Trendlines Labs is creating new IP (Intelectual Property) and new portfolio companies.

Earlier this month, The Trendlines Group announced the 100 percent acquisition of portfolio company ApiFix Ltd., a company centered on non-fusion treatment of progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, by Nasdaq-traded OrthoPediatrics Corp., a company focused exclusively on advancing the field of pediatric orthopaedics. The Acquisition was signed and closed on April 1, 2020; Trendlines held 18.62 percent of ApiFix at closing.

The exit by Trendlines Group from its direct shareholdings of ApiFix pursuant to the Acquisition had contributed positively to the Consolidated Earnings Per Share and Net Assets Per Share of the Group for the financial year ended December 31, 2019.

In addition, this month, AgroScout, a portfolio company of The Trendlines Group announced that it completed an investment round of $3 million for its AI-based solution for sustainable crop protection. The investment round was led by Kibbutz Yiron, and included other investors - Exit Valley crowd-funding platform, Agriline, The Trendlines Group and grants from the Israel Innovation Authority and the BIRD Foundation.

AgroScout's solution integrates external data collected by drones (together with AI software, deep learning and computer vision) to accurately and autonomously detect, identify, and monitor diseases, pests, and other agronomic problems in field crops. AgroScout is a member of Oracle for Startups, Oracle's initiative to support entrepreneurs and innovators around the world.

The Trendlines Group Ltd. (TRNLY), closed Monday's trading session at $2.77, even for the day, on 48 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 893 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.32999992/$4.48999977.

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Dthera Sciences (DTHR)

NetworkNewsWire, Internet Bull Report, Stockopedia, PR Newswire, Stockhouse, Trial Site News, InvestorsHub, Accesswire, Investors Hangout, Stockwatch, Wallet Investor, Market Screener, Dividend Investor, and Trading View reported earlier on Dthera Sciences (DTHR), and we also highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Dthera Sciences is the leading digital therapeutic company focusing on the elderly. It specializes in neurodegenerative diseases. The Company is working to improve the lives of seniors and individuals suffering from neurodegenerative diseases, and also those who care for them. Dthera is developing DTHR-ALZ, a medical device. Dthera Sciences’ shares trade on the OTCQB. The Company is based in San Diego, California.

In December 2018, Dthera Sciences announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed Dthera that it believes that a De Novo submission is the most suitable regulatory pathway for DTHR-ALZ, as Dthera Sciences had proposed. DTHR-ALZ is a medical device that has been granted Breakthrough Device designation by the FDA for the mitigation of the symptoms of agitation and depression associated with Alzheimer's disease. If granted clearance by the FDA, DTHR-ALZ would become the first non-pharmacological prescription treatment for the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

The DTHR-ALZ device digitally delivers an evidence-based behavioral intervention called Reminiscence Therapy to individuals with Alzheimer's disease. DTHR-ALZ is not yet cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and is not yet available for commercial use in the United States.

DTHR-ALZ consists of three key components. One is a custom computer tablet specifically designed and tested for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease. The second is a facial expression detection system to assess the reaction to reminiscence content. The third component is a two sided AI that obtains and optimizes therapeutic content being delivered to the patient.

Recently, Dthera Sciences announced that it entered into an exclusivity agreement with a company based in Japan for development and commercialization rights to Dthera's lead product, DTHR-ALZ. The exclusivity agreement provides exclusive rights to the Japanese partner to perform feasibility studies in Japan and to negotiate a licensing agreement or other transaction for the Japanese market during the agreed term. In consideration for the exclusive review and negotiation period, the Japanese partner has paid Dthera Sciences a non-refundable cash payment.

Earlier this month, Dthera Sciences announced that its Board of Directors began a process to pursue a range of potential strategic transactions to enable Dthera to bring its development-stage Alzheimer's product, DTHR-ALZ, to market faster. These structures include a funded partnership on DTHR-ALZ, an acquisition of Dthera Sciences, a business combination, or strategic investment/financing into the Company.

Dthera Sciences has been in early-stage discussions with a number of third-party entities relating to a licensing partnership or acquisition. The Company has also been approached regarding business combination transactions. Dthera has elected to formalize the process by announcing its goal of finding a commercialization partner.

Dthera Sciences (DTHR), closed Monday's trading session at $0.20, up 566.6667%, on 750 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 233 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.029999999/$3.00.

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All For One Media Corp. (AFOM)

OTC Markets, MarketWatch, Global Energy Media, Central Charts, Simply Wall St, Pink Investing, Stock Digest, Penny Stock Tweets, Street Register, Stockhouse, Financial Content, Emerging Growth, The Street, Market Exclusive, InvestorsHub, Capital Network, Proactive Investors, and Barchart reported earlier on All For One Media Corp. (AFOM), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

All For One Media Corp. is a tween marketing company listed on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB. Named “Generation I” for "Internet," this generation's tweens represent the first demographic to have had only known life with the Internet and social media. Essentially, All For One Media is a marketing brand changing the mindset of tweens that bullying is unacceptable. All For One Media has its head office in Mount Kisco, New York.

The Company is working to make the transition from a development stage corporation creating and acquiring media assets to a content provider launching many initiatives marketed to its core tween demographic. Its goal is to capitalize on a broad variety of potential revenue streams.

All For One Media, through entertainment, is working to deliver a message that will resonate with kids to impact the epidemic of bullying and cyber-bullying. In addition, it is working to help individuals who have been affected by bullying to deal with it in a positive and constructive manner.

All For One Media has produced Drama Drama (f/k/a "Crazy For the Boys"). Drama Drama is a full length coming of age musical dramedy. It features Groovy Tuesday music and choreography. This film tells the story of five high school girls from five very different cliques who must work together to run their school’s anti-bullying organization. The film features original pop songs pertaining to peer pressure, unrequited love, and teen angst. The expectation is that Drama Drama will generate revenues from numerous sources.

The Company has completed production of Drama Drama. It has started to screen the movie for buyers. Moreover, it engaged William Morris/Endeavor Content (WME) as the exclusive sales agent for the film. WME represents artists across all media platforms, particularly movies, television, music, theatre, digital and publishing.

All for One Media is making plans to commence group activities for the launch of the band "Drama Drama" concurrent to the release of the movie. The release of a full-length film used to promote the launch of a pop group is an industry first. The Company has also started negotiations with a number of major record labels for distribution of the film soundtrack.

All For One Media Corp. (AFOM), closed Monday's trading session at $0.0001, up 9,900%, on 10,000 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 28,176,002 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000000999/$0.045000001.

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StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (SFOR)

The OTC Reporter, Capital Cube, Stockhouse, Silicon Investors, Insider Financial, Simply Wall St, Investing, Stockopedia, Tip Ranks, OTC Markets, MarketWatch, Penny Stock Tweets, Barchart, YCharts, GuruFocus, Morningstar, Investors Hangout, InvestorsHub, Street Insider, and Nasdaq.com reported earlier on StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (SFOR), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. provides strong two-factor, “Out-of-Band” authentication, and keystroke encryption along with mobile solutions. The Company helps to prevent Cyber theft and data security breaches for consumers, corporations, and government agencies. OTCQB-listed, StrikeForce Technologies is headquartered in Edison, New Jersey. BlockSafe Technologies is a subsidiary company of StrikeForce Technologies.

StrikeForce’s three chief products are ProtectID® (authentication), MobileTrust® (mobile device application), and GuardedID® (keystroke encryption). ProtectID® has an array of potential authentications methods. These methods include Out-of-Band Phone; Out-of-Band Push; Hard Tokens; Mobile Tokens; as well as Desktop Tokens.

GuardedID® stops malicious keylogging programs. It does so through encrypting keystroke data and routing it directly to one’s internet browser or desktop via a secure pathway that is invisible to keyloggers. MobileTrust® eliminates the threat from keylogging hackers. It does so through preventing them from detecting ones’ keystrokes.

StrikeForce provides the above-mentioned “Out-of-Band Authentication” and “Endpoint Protection” utilizing keystroke encryption, for signing on securely to one’s bank, broker, retail stores, and more. Also, the Company provides mobile device security on one’s Apple or Android devices.

The Company’s BlockSafe Technologies subsidiary centers on providing security solutions to protect blockchain and cryptocurrencies. BlockSafe Technologies will offer three innovatively redesigned security solutions. The first is Blockchain Defender™. The Company states that this will be the industry’s most completely dedicated Blockchain firewall. The other two solutions are Desktop Defender™ and Mobile Defender™. These two products will protect digital wallets and cryptocurrencies on MS Windows, Apple, iOS, and also Android platforms.

Last month, StrikeForce Technologies and Caroni Solutions, LLC announced the official Ecuadorian and South American product launch of StrikeForce Technologies ProtectID®.

Andrés Merino, South America spokesperson for Caroni Solutions, said, "We're excited to partner with industry leader StrikeForce Technologies to deliver the industry's most versatile, flexible and cost-effective multi-factor Out-of-Band authentication platform. ProtectID® is an affordable, flexible, and redundant authentication technology that Ecuador's banks, corporations, universities, and government agencies need to protect their networks and customers."

StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (SFOR), closed Monday's trading session at $0.0018, up 80.00%, on 56,085,603 volume with 335 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 16,698,673 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000675/$0.009999999.

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Micromem Technologies, Inc. (MMTIF)

MarketWatch, Penny Stock Tweets, Infront Analytics, Equity Clock, InvestorsHub, SmallCapVoice, Dividend Investor, last10k, Xtremepicks, OurHotStockPicks, GuruFocus, Wallet Investor, Stockhouse, Morningstar, Stock Stars, Trading View, PennyStocks24, Capital Cube, Investors Hangout, and Pink Investing reported earlier on Micromem Technologies, Inc. (MMTIF), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Micromem Technologies, Inc. is a leader in viable Sensor Technology and MRAM (Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory). At present, the Company is focused on magnetic sensor applications via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Micromem Applied Sensor Technologies, Inc. (MAST, Inc.). OTCQB-listed, Micromem Technologies is based in Toronto, Ontario. The MAST, Inc. subsidiary is based in New York, New York.

  Micromem’s technologies and solutions include surface functionalization of magnetic nanoparticles; nanoparticle detection platforms to sub-ppb detection levels; customized integration of NEMS/MEMS sensor platforms; magnetic sensor solutions; and sensor-based analytical solution platforms. Technologies and solutions also include structural integrity sensors; wireless suib-surface power solutions; asset protection sensor platforms; and energy storage solutions.

Micromem Technologies designs, develops and provides sensors specific to industry needs. The MAST subsidiary centers on developing and marketing the delivery of inventive magnetic sensor applications in industries including Defense, Life Sciences, Automotive, Consumer, and Mining. MAST develops MEMS/NEMS solutions through combining disparate sensor modalities to create solutions for clients’ problems.

MAST works closely with its clients during development to ensure a smooth transfer to their production facility. MAST is not a product company.

Concerning Energy Storage Solutions, MAST, working together with an energy storage company and a top U.S. utility, is providing sensor technology and overall system and product integration management for the practical realization of a new energy storage system. This system will enable lower costs than building new power generating plants.

Pertaining to its Magnetic Nanoparticle Detection Platform, MAST, working with a leader in the oil industry, has developed an instrument that detects breakthrough water in production oil wells through magnetic and optical sensor techniques.

This week, Micromem Technologies, via Micromem Applied Sensor Technologies, Inc. (MAST), announced an update on the status of the ATRA 171 project it has been developing over the last 5 years with its oil company partner, Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX). With this agreement, the continuing pilot project is proceeding through on site well evaluation. Also, the commercialization plans for this technology are progressing.

Micromem Technologies, Inc. (MMTIF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.05, up 61.2903%, on 32,529 volume with 11 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 255,045 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.010499999/$0.128099992.

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Firstgroup plc (FGROY)

Zacks, OTC Research, Amigo Bulls, Proactive Investors, OTC Markets, The Street, Marketbeat, TradingView, Investors Hangout, InvestorPoint, Wallmine, GuruFocus, Investing.com, Penny Stock Tweets, 4-Traders, Stockhouse, Wallet Investor, YCharts, Barchart, Dividend Investor and MoneyHub reported on Firstgroup plc (FGROY), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Incorporated in 1995, Firstgroup plc provides passenger transport services. The Company has extensive experience in the United Kingdom bus and rail markets, and in the student transportation, transit and intercity coach markets in North America. Each of its businesses has a market-leading position in a sector that is key to boosting economic growth and vital to creating strong and sustainable communities. Firstgroup lists on the OTC Markets and the Company has its head office in London, England.

Firstgroup serves a large range of passengers in the United Kingdom and North America. In addition, the Company works with national governments, state and local authorities, school boards and universities to meet their transport requirements.

Firstgroup has 100,000 employees across the Group and it carries 2.1 billion passengers a year. The Company operates, manages or maintains combined fleets of 50,000 vehicles. Firstgroup has five divisions.

The Company’s Greyhound is the only national operator of scheduled intercity coach services in North America. Greyhound serves 17 million passengers a year. Greyhound has 1,600 vehicles in its fleet.

Moreover, Firstgroup’s First Bus is one of the largest bus operators in the United Kingdom. First Bus serves towns and cities across the country. First Bus has 5,800 buses and serves 1.6 million passengers per day.

First Rail is one of the United Kingdom’s most experienced rail operators. It runs every kind of service from Cornwall to Scotland. First Rail operates more than 400 stations. It operates three United Kingdom rail franchises - Great Western Railway, South Western Railway and TransPennine Express. It also operates one open access passenger rail service, Hull Trains. Furthermore, it operates the London Trams service on behalf of Transport for London.

The Company’s First Student is the largest provider of student transportation in North America. First Student has greater than 460 operating locations throughout the United States and Canada. It engages in five million student journeys per school day.

The Company’s First Transit is one of the largest private sector providers of public transit management and contracting in North America. First Transit has over 310 operating locations throughout the United States and Canada. It owns or operates greater than 12,600 vehicles and maintains a further 35,000.

Firstgroup plc (FGROY), closed Monday's trading session at $1.07, up 94.5455%, on 300 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,585 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.382999986/$1.77999997.

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Contact Gold Corp. (CGOL)

4-Traders, Stockhouse, 24hgold, and OTC Markets reported on Contact Gold Corp. (CGOL), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

A gold exploration company, Contact Gold Corp. concentrates on leveraging its properties, people, technology and capital to produce district scale gold discoveries in the State of Nevada. The Company's land position consists of 275 km2 of target rich mineral tenure hosting many known gold occurrences, ranging from early- to advanced-exploration and resource definition stage. Contact Gold has its corporate office in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Company’s team is led by geologists, mining executives, finance and investment banking professionals. This team has considerable experience from Discovery to Mine Building. Contact Gold’s shareholders include Waterton Global Resource Management, Goldcorp, and a number of foremost mining focused institutional investors.

Contact Gold's wide-ranging land holdings are on the prolific Carlin, Independence and Northern Nevada Rift gold trends that host many gold deposits and mines. South Carlin Projects (135 km2) include Pony Creek, Dixie Flats and North Star; immediately southeast and northeast of Gold Standard Ventures.

In Q1 2018, Contact Gold started a 16,000-meter exploration drill program at the Pony Creek gold project. In addition, it further expanded the Pony Creek property with the acquisition of the 7.8 km2 East Bailey property. Pony Creek's North Zone now measures more than 1,000 meters in strike length and 300 meters wide. Most of the drill intercepts are oxidized or partially oxidized.

In Q1 2018, the Company also reported final 2017 drill results from Pony Creek's "Bowl Zone" and the "North Zone" target. This includes 2.12 g/t Au over 22.86 meters from 64.01 to 86.87 meters in drill hole PCC17-040 OXIDE, including 4.53 g/t Au over 9.14 meters from 65.53 to 74.67 meters OXIDE.

Drill results also include 0.59 g/t Au over 32.00 meters from 25.91 to 57.91 meters in drill hole PC17-41 OXIDE; and 3.95 g/t Au over 6.10 meters from 160.02 to 166.12 meters in drill hole PC17-19.

Pony Creek’s Bowl Zone is host to an historical mineral resource estimate. It features a substantial drilled footprint (1200 meters x 400 meters). There is room to expand in manifold directions, especially to the north towards the North Zone and to the northwest towards a number of planned 2018 drill targets.

Yesterday, Contact Gold announced drill results from the first five holes, totaling 983 meters, from its 2018 drill program at the Pony Creek Gold Property positioned on the Carlin Trend in Elko County, Nevada.

Mr. Matt Lennox-King, Contact Gold’s President & Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are very pleased with these initial results, particularly the intersection of the best high-grade oxide gold zone in a step out hole so far from the western edge of the Bowl Zone at Pony Creek. These results confirm our oxide targeting model and further demonstrate the excellent potential of our flagship project. The 99% gold recovery by cyanide assays in hole PC18-03 compared to the fire assays is extremely encouraging as we continue our focus on drilling higher-grade, oxidized gold mineralization."

Contact Gold Corp. (CGOL), closed Monday's trading session at $0.07, up 34,900%, on 392,540 volume with 180 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 14,442 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000199999/$0.215000003.

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Blow & Drive Interlock Corp. (BDIC)

MarketWatch, YCharts, TradingView, Equities.com, and News to Watch reported on Blow & Drive Interlock Corp. (BDIC), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Blow & Drive Interlock Corp. provides automotive and criminal offender monitoring security products. The Company has its state-of-the-art ignition interlock device, the BDI-747. The device is approved and available in eight states for evidentiary and preliminary screening use. In essence, Blow & Drive Interlock is an offender monitoring and police-grade alcohol detection device manufacturing and offender monitoring business.  Blow & Drive Interlock is based in Los Angeles, California. 

  Interlocks are required for use by DUI or DWI (Driving Under The Influence or Driving While Intoxicated) offenders. This is as part of their mandatory court or motor vehicle department program. The Company’s aim  is to have the BDI-747 available to customers across the U.S.

In addition, Blow & Drive Interlock continues to do research and development (R&D) on the next stage of offender monitoring. The Company believes this will be Smartphone enabled monitoring applications, which could reduce or eliminate  the requirement for ankle bracelets or hand-held breathalyzers.  

  The BDI-747 is an ignition interlock device, breath-alcohol testing device about the size of a Smartphone. The ignition interlock device requires the driver to exhale into the device prior to starting the vehicle. The device will prevent the vehicle from starting if the driver's blood-alcohol content exceeds a predetermined set level. 

  The BDI-747 can record BAC levels. It provides 2-way communication, GPS location technology, and image technology. Moreover,  the BDI-747 is wireless.

One of Blow & Drive Interlock’s new products is its Home Alcohol Monitoring Device. This handheld device has a camera and GPS/WIFI & live streaming. It enables those in Judicial and Probation departments to monitor offenders who are required to stay sober from alcohol while on probation.

The Company also has its 4G LTE Live-Streaming Video Body Worn Camera for Law Enforcement. With the 4G LTE Live-Streaming Video Body Worn Camera, Law Enforcement Personnel on the scene can transmit a live feed from their body cameras to headquarters. This allows police decision makers’ access to real time information regarding what each officer is seeing.

The body camera weighs roughly 210g. It provides up to 32 GB of memory and 5-megapixel recording.

In February, Blow & Drive Interlock introduced BADGECAM. This is a body worn camera akin to the models law enforcement officers use but to protect anyone at anytime. The BADGECAM can be heavily incorporated by Human Resources (HR) departments, security personnel, counter staff, or any other jobs that come with a potential confrontation. The intention of BADGECAM is to become a vital preventative measure against workplace violence, discrimination, or personal/sexual harassment. With BADGECAM, one can immediately begin recording up to 6 hours of high quality video and audio with a single pull.

The design of BADGECAM is to be affixed to any article of clothing. Blow & Drive Interlock plans to launch the BADGECAM between Q2 and Q3 of 2018.

Blow & Drive Interlock Corp. (BDIC), closed Monday's trading session at $0.026, up 62.50%, on 22,000 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 10,878 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.014999999/$0.100000001.

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Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Energy Fuels Inc. (UUUU).

Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE American: UUUU; TSX: EFR) ("Energy Fuels" or the "Company"), the leading producer of uranium in the U.S., is pleased to announce its entry into the Rare Earth Element ("REE") sector. The Company will host a webcast and conference call to discuss this opportunity, along with its current views on the improving global uranium market, on April 15, 2020, at 4:15 p.m. EDT. Details on how to join the webcast and conference call are provided at the bottom of this news release.

Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR), based in Lakewood, Colorado, is the country’s largest producer of uranium and the leading conventional producer of vanadium, both designated by the U.S. government as critical minerals.

As the leading U.S. diversified uranium miner, Energy Fuels’ uranium production portfolio stands apart in the world. Energy Fuels has more uranium production facilities, more production capacity, and more in-ground resources than any other company in the United States. In fact, the company’s assets have produced over one-third of all U.S. uranium over the past 15 years and is uniquely positioned to increase production to meet new demand.

Energy Fuels utilizes both conventional and in-situ recovery (“ISR”) technology to produce uranium from three strategic facilities:

  • White Mesa Mill in Utah (conventional) has a licensed capacity of over 8 million pounds of U3O8 per year. The highly strategic White Mesa Mill is the only conventional uranium mill in the country and is proximate to some of the largest and highest-grade uranium mines and projects in the U.S., including the Company’s Canyon mine, La Sal Complex, Henry Mountains Complex and Roca Honda Project. White Mesa Mill provides Energy Fuels with significant production scalability as uranium demand increases. The White Mesa Mill also has other diverse businesses, including vanadium, rare earth elements (REE’s), alternate feed materials recycling and land cleanup, all described below.
  • Nichols Ranch Plant (ISR) is located in the productive Powder River Basin district of Wyoming and has a total licensed capacity of 2 million pounds of U3O8 per year. Nichols Ranch has produced 1.2 million pounds of U3O8 since commissioning in 2014, and it has significant future expansion potential from 34 fully licensed wellfields containing significant in-ground uranium resources.
  • Alta Mesa Plant (ISR) is located on over 200,000 acres of private land in Texas. The fully licensed and constructed ISR project has a total operating capacity of 1.5 million pounds of uranium per year and produced nearly 5 million pounds of U3O8 between 2005 and 2013. This low-cost production facility is currently on standby, maintained in a state of readiness to respond to expected increases in demand.

In addition to being the largest uranium miner in the U.S., Energy Fuels’ overall portfolio also includes a pipeline of high-quality, large-scale exploration and development projects that are permitted or are in advanced stages of permitting, as well as an industry-leading U.S. NI 43-101 Mineral Resource portfolio.

FACTOID: Energy Fuels has led industry efforts over the past two-plus years to get the U.S. government to recognize the importance of domestically produced uranium, including the 2018 – 2019 Uranium Section 232, the ongoing Nuclear Fuel Working Group and the recently announced creation of the U.S. strategic uranium reserve. The U.S. is by far the largest consumer of uranium in the world, yet we import almost all of our requirements; Energy Fuels aims to change that.

Nuclear Market Potential

Multiple studies in top scientific journals have shown that nuclear power is cleanest and most economical way to produce reliable electricity as worldwide demand continues to soar. Nuclear power is presently the only available and affordable low-carbon power source that can meet both current and future baseload electricity demands while simultaneously reducing air pollution and mitigating climate change. U.S. nuclear power plants currently generate nearly 20% of the nation’s electricity overall and 55% of its carbon-free electricity and even a modest increase in electricity demand would require significant new nuclear capacity by 2025. According to the World Nuclear Association (WNA), there are currently 441 operable reactors, with another 54 units under construction and 439 in various stages of planning; in addition, the WNA has identified a potentially massive supply/demand gap through 2040 of 1 billion pounds. These factors among others are expected to significantly drive increased demand for uranium.

Reasons Nuclear is Gaining Traction

  • Nuclear reactors emit no greenhouse gases during operation. Over their full lifetimes, they result in comparable emissions to renewable forms of energy such as wind and solar.
  • Unlike any other form of energy, the waste from nuclear energy is contained and managed securely. Used fuel is currently being safely stored for ultimate disposal or future reprocessing, and 96% of this waste can potentially be recycled.
  • Greater demand for clean electricity to power everything from homes to automobiles, reducing dependence on fossil fuels.

No. 1 U.S. Producer of Vanadium in 2019

Energy Fuels also produces vanadium as a byproduct of uranium production. Vanadium is designated a critical mineral, essential to the economic and national security of the United States. Energy Fuels was the largest producer of vanadium in the U.S. in 2019, and has significant high-grade, in-ground vanadium resources, as well as a separate high-purity vanadium production circuit at their White Mesa Mill, which is also the only conventional vanadium mill in the country. Crucial for use in the steel, aerospace, and chemical industries, vanadium plays a critical role in the production of high-strength and light-weight metallic alloys and demand is expected to increase across the globe.

Energy Fuels has several fully permitted and developed standby mines containing large quantities of high-grade vanadium, along with uranium, including:

  • La Sal Complex (Utah)
  • Whirlwind Mine (Colorado/Utah)
  • Rim Mine (Colorado)

Vanadium has also gained increased attention as a catalyst in next-generation high-capacity, “community-scale” batteries used for energy storage generated from renewable sources. Demand is only expected to grow as this market expands. With recent upgrades in its vanadium production operations, in 2019 Energy Fuels produced commercial levels of the highest purity (99.7%) vanadium in the mill’s history and can rapidly adjust production to meet volatile market conditions. Energy Fuels is one of the very few known avenues that provides investors access the vanadium market.

Rare Earth Element (REE) Production, Alternate Feed Material Recycling, and Land Cleanup

The White Mesa Mill also provides the company with diverse cashflow generating opportunities. Security of supply for Rare Earth Elements (REEs) supporting U.S. military and defense requirements is a major issue today. Energy Fuels has been approached by a number of entities, including the U.S. government, inquiring about the potential to process certain REEs at the mill. The White Mesa Mill is currently licensed to process certain REEs, including tantalum and niobium. And, early indications are that the mill can be utilized to produce several other REEs. The White Mesa Mill is also the only facility in North America licensed and capable of recycling alternate feed materials (AFMs). AFMs are essentially low-level waste materials that contain recoverable quantities of natural (or unenriched) uranium. The Company typically generates between $5 and $15 million per year from AFM recycling. Finally, Energy Fuels is seeking to become involved in the cleanup of legacy Cold War era uranium mines in the Four Corners region of the U.S., including on the Navajo Nation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has access to over $1.5 billion for the cleanup of just a fraction of the sites on the Navajo Nation. The White Mesa Mill is fully licensed to receive much of this material, we are one of the government’s lowest cost options, and we have the ability to recycle the material and produce usable uranium from it.

Management Team

Mark S. Chalmers, President and CEO
Mark S. Chalmers is the president and chief executive officer of Energy Fuels, a position he has held since Feb. 1, 2018, following his role as chief operating officer of Energy Fuels from July 1, 2016 – Jan. 31, 2018. From 2011 to 2015, Chalmers served as executive general manager of Production for Paladin Energy Ltd., a uranium producer with assets in Australia and Africa, including the Langer Heinrich and Kayelekera mines where, as head of operations, he oversaw sustained, significant increases in production while reducing operating costs. He also possesses extensive experience in in situ recovery (“ISR”) uranium production, including management of the Beverley Uranium Mine owned by General Atomics (Australia), and the Highland mine owned by Cameco Corporation (USA). Chalmers has also consulted to several of the largest players in the uranium supply sector, including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and Marubeni, and until recently served as the chair of the Australian Uranium Council, a position he held for 10 years. Chalmers is a registered professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of Arizona.

W. Paul Goranson, COO
W. Paul Goranson is the chief operating officer for Energy Fuels. Goranson has 30 years of mining, processing and regulatory experience in the uranium extraction industry that includes both conventional and in-situ recovery (“ISR”) mining, and he is a registered professional engineer. Prior to the acquisition by Energy Fuels of Uranerz Energy Corporation, Goranson served as president, chief operating officer and director for Uranerz, where he was responsible for operations of the Nichols Ranch ISR Uranium Project. In addition to those duties, he also managed uranium marketing, regulatory and government affairs, exploration and land. Prior to joining Uranerz, Goranson served as president of Cameco Resources, where he led the operations at the Smith Ranch-Highland, Crow Butte and North Butte ISR uranium recovery facilities. Goranson also served as vice president of Mesteña Uranium LLC, and he has served in senior positions with Rio Algom Mining, (a subsidiary of BHP Billiton), and Uranium Resource Inc. Goranson has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&I University, and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

David C. Frydenlund, CFO, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
David C. Frydenlund is chief financial officer, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Energy Fuels. His responsibilities include oversight of all legal matters relating to the company’s activities. His expertise extends to NRC, EPA, state and federal regulatory and environmental laws and regulations. From 1997 to 2012, Frydenlund was vice president of regulatory affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary of Denison Mines Corp., and its predecessor International Uranium Corporation (“IUC”). He also served as a director of IUC from 1997 to 2006 and CFO of IUC from 2000 to 2005. From 1996 to 1997, Frydenlund was vice president of the Lundin Group of international public mining and oil and gas companies, and prior thereto was a partner with the Vancouver law firm of Ladner Downs (now Borden Ladner Gervais) where his practice focused on corporate, securities and international mining transactions law. Frydenlund holds a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Simon Fraser University, a master’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Chicago and a law degree from the University of Toronto.

Curtis H. Moore, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development
Curtis H. Moore is the vice president of Marketing and Corporate Development for Energy Fuels. He oversees product marketing for Energy Fuels, and is closely involved in mergers & acquisitions, investor relations, public relations, and corporate legal. He has been with Energy Fuels for over 12 years, holding various roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to joining Energy Fuels, Moore worked in multi-family real estate development, government relations and public affairs, production homebuilding, and private law practice. Moore is a licensed attorney in the State of Colorado. He holds Juris Doctor and MBA degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Bachelor of Arts dual degree in Economics-Government from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California.

 

Energy Fuels Inc. (UUUU), closed Monday's trading session at $1.31, up 1.5504%, on 1,091,270 volume with 3,050 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,373,387 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.779999971/$3.31999993.

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PowerBand Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PBX) (OTCQB: PWWBF) (Frankfurt: 1ZVA)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight PowerBand Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PBX) (OTCQB: PWWBF) (Frankfurt: 1ZVA).

PowerBand Solutions (TSX.V: PBX) (OTCQB: PWWBF) (Frankfurt: 1ZVA) today announced that it has secured USD $1.2 million from Texas-based D&P Holdings, Inc. (“D&P”). According to the update, the capital injection is part of D&P’s ongoing commitment to invest USD $10 million in PowerBand Solutions US Inc. (“PowerBand US”) and its cloud-based, transaction platform that allows consumers and dealers to buy, sell, lease and trade vehicles from smart phones and other devices from any location, including their homes.

A Better Way to Connect and Acquire Vehicles

PowerBand’s mission is to create an online, consumer-directed marketplace that streamlines the interactions among all participants in the automotive industry. It transforms today’s antiquated business model with speed, transparency, access to information and ease of use for consumers and dealers.

Consumers can easily connect with new sources to buy vehicles, network with motivated buyers and sellers, maximize their trade-in values, improve their customer experience. PowerBand’s standardized system and transaction process also increase efficiencies and benefits with hands-on, process-driven, in-store training and support.

Through internal development, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, PowerBand is developing solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers, commercial customers and lenders that are poised to transform the trillion-dollar U.S. automotive industry.

The PowerBand Auto Platform

PowerBand’s transaction platform was developed by a team of experienced automotive, technology and finance experts, and has been refined through years of operational experience. Built on the core belief that the consumer prefers to primarily conduct automotive transactions online and avoid interactions with unnecessary middlemen, PowerBand’s product solutions include:

  • Leasing: PowerBand is currently licensed in 33 U.S. states via a majority interest in MUSA Auto Finance LLC, an advanced online leasing technology platform that has transformed the new and used vehicle leasing industry. A partnership with Tesla was recently finalized, making MUSA the only approved, non-captive lease partner for Tesla in the U.S.
  • Inventory and Financing: A partnership with RouteOne LLC, a leading financial platform founded in 2002 by Ally Financial, Ford Motor Credit Co., TD Auto Finance and Toyota Financial Services, allows access to a network of more than 18,000 dealerships and 1,400 financing sources.
  • Auction Platform: PowerBand and its joint-venture partner, D2D Auto Auctions, are developing a direct consumer-to-dealer and a consumer-to-consumer automotive portal, which will provide an innovative alternative to physical dealership and auction locations.
  • LiveNet Auction: An online platform portal that allows dealers to create instant live vehicle auctions to a vast network of the industry’s top used vehicle buyers.
  • MarketPlace Auction: An online listing auction site for buying and selling automotive inventory – ideal for dealers, fleet, OEM and rental companies.
  • Used Vehicle Inspections: An LOI agreement with TÜV NORD Mobility Inc., a German-based global leader in vehicle inspections operating in more than 70 countries, will provide the most comprehensive, certified vehicle inspection reports available in North America. Appointments booked within the platform can be performed nearly anywhere.
  • Product Development: PowerBand’s comprehensive consumer solution, Driveaway, will be a fully transactional consumer marketplace where dealers and consumers can buy, sell, trade-in and finance vehicles, often in seconds, from the comfort of their home.

Automotive’s Growing Markets

The automotive dealership and commercial fleet vehicle auction industry is a $100-billion sector with more than 40 million used vehicles transacted in the U.S. each year. Of those, ten million are sold through auctions. From 2013 to 2017, the growth of online-only auctions far outpaced physical auctions, growing at a 33% compound annual growth rate compared to 2% CAGR at physical auctions.

Automotive leasing is another large, growing and fragmented market, generating approximately $120-billion in annual revenue. As a percentage of vehicle sales, leasing reached 30% in 2018, up from 21% in 2012, and is seen as a substantial opportunity for PowerBand and MUSA Auto Finance. Using proprietary technology and by focusing on high-quality, credit-worthy customers, MUSA grew its automotive lease originations to $182 million.

Disrupting Auto Leasing with MUSA

Legacy solutions are complicated, expensive and slow at processing leases. MUSA’s first-of-its-kind technology platform eliminates third-party decisions and the human capital required in the underwriting process. MUSA’s platform navigates the entire customer experience – underwriting, funding and the delivery process – within minutes. Leases can be approved in seconds.

PowerBand’s acquisition of MUSA brings together two leading-edge companies with the vision to become a one-stop platform for the entire vehicle purchase lifecycle.

Experienced Leadership

PowerBand is led by a collection of automotive veterans with a passion to collectively and positively impact the industry.

  • Kelly Jennings, president and CEO, is the founder of PowerBand Solutions and a franchise dealer owner/operator with more than 27 years of automotive experience. Jennings received General Motor’s Triple Crown Award, Ford Motor Company President’s Award and Honda Canada’s Excellence Award.
  • Darrin Swenson, COO of PowerBand and D2D Auto Auctions/Hunt Automotive Group, has more than 25 years of automotive/auction experience.
  • Jeff Morgan, CEO MUSA, holds over 25 years of experience in the auto finance sector.

 

PowerBand Solutions Inc. (OTCQB: PWWBF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.1021, off by 11.9828%, on 79,500 volume with 13 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 43,601 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.038600001/$0.230000004.

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Champignon Brands Inc. (FWB: 496) (CSE: SHRM) (OTC: SHRMF)

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

Champignon Brands Inc. (FWB: 496) (CSE: SHRM) (OTC: SHRMF) was featured today in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. Up to now, the restaurant and cannabis industries have had an interesting relationship. When states started legalizing marijuana and the industry really started picking up, restaurants started feeling the strain. As Kevin Burke, General Manager of Denver-based restaurant Morin says, restaurants were already struggling with what was effectively negative fifteen percent unemployment. The growing popularity of cannabis-infused meals strained the already scarce human resource. Also today, CannabisNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how SHRMF continues to accelerate its advancements within the psychedelic medicine arena.

Champignon Brands Inc. (FWB: 496) (CSE: SHRM) (OTC: SHRMF) 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: SHRMF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.59, off by 0.813664%, on 134,094 volume with 165 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 188,864 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.221/$0.699999988.

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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 drug delivery, procurement, and health care platform that offers health care buyers and sellers of pharmaceuticals increased profit margins. The company has developed a proprietary web-based e-commerce platform (S2P – Supplier to Pharmacy) designed to help pharmacies reduce expenses by identifying the best available supplier prices for prescription drugs nationwide.

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 Monday's trading session at $6.00, up 1.039%, on 30,427 volume with 243 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 147,022 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.46000003/$11.6000003.

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Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD)

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

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD) was featured today in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. It’s safe to say the world has never experienced something quite like the Coronavirus pandemic. Three months after appearing in Wuhan, China, the virus has infected more than 1.4 million individuals worldwide and claimed at least 87,000 lives. Countries have had to radically overhaul systems that have been in place for decades to help contain the virus. And many experts say things may not go back to ‘normal’ once the pandemic dies down.

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD) is headquartered in Monrovia, California, where the company recognizes new opportunities in the cannabis delivery space and in the market for supplies to the quick-service restaurant industry – both of which have fast-changing dynamics due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus in the United States.

The Coronavirus Cannabis Boom Market

Retailers across the nation are closing their doors and curtailing operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, inherently pinching sales. In the California cannabis sector, however, business has never been better – especially relative to home delivery.

California’s cannabis industry continues to operate, and media reports reveal booming cannabis sales as the state’s citizens stay home to wait out current events. The Los Angeles Times recently published the headline, “Marijuana Sales on Fire amid Virus Outbreak; New York Post “Cannabis sales hit new highs”; USA Today “American Stock Up on Pot” Fox News “California marijuana sales surge”; and ABC News Cannabis Shops thrive in coronavirus pandemic.

The state of California benefits from the ultra-high taxes paid by the highly regulated cannabis industry, and has thus deemed cannabis companies as “essential” businesses, allowing for full operations to continue. While pot shops are seeing strong foot traffic, the real growth action is in-home delivery as consumers seek to embrace social distancing. Many delivery operators are reporting difficulty in meeting demand with sales growth of up to 10% sequentially each week. It is certainly a boom time for the industry.

Sugarmade Growth Strategy

Recognizing new investment and operational opportunities within California’s cannabis market, Sugarmade is strategizing to take advantage of opportunity specifically in delivery services (non-storefront retailer), manufacturing via co-branding, and selective genetic cultivation. The company is taking a highly selective approach, targeting only the best of these opportunities for company growth.

In line with this strategy is northern California delivery service Budcars, in which Sugarmade owns a 40% interest and an option to gain a controlling interest. Budcars connects consumers with premium products sourced from top-tier farms and extractors, offering a curated menu of fully compliant cannabis products. The company maintains a competitive advantage by sourcing premium cannabis offerings and same-day delivery. In addition to maintaining its own cars, California licenses, and fulfillment center, Budcar orders its premium products in bulk at lower prices, enabling the company to rein in costs and maintain competitive pricing for its customers. Currently serving major communities within the metropolitan area of Sacramento, Budcars plans to continue the expansion of the company’s delivery reach.

Sugarmade plans to continue its expansion into burgeoning new sectors of the cannabis market through the following avenues:

  • Geographic expansion of Budcars delivery scope
  • New delivery geographies
  • Cannabis cultivation as a key component of a hybrid vertical integration strategy
  • Product technology expansion—including products containing exotic and lesser-known cannabinoids

 

Diversified Portfolio

Sugarmade has positive market exposure to cannabis delivery, as well as to the restaurant industry, at a time when these businesses are being force to move toward take-out and delivery models in order to survive.

The company has various business operations in diverse marketplaces, including food, safe packaging and sanitary supplies for various industries, and agricultural supplies. Sugarmade entered the industrial hemp and CBD space by investing in Hempistry, Inc., a privately held Nevada corporation. Hempistry began planting an ultra-high cannabidiol (CBD) industrial hemp strain on a land option it holds on 5,000 acres of prime Kentucky farmland. The strain of industrial hemp being grown by Hempistry is ultra-rich in CBD but contains less than 0.3% of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis.

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

Market Opportunity

There is little doubt among industry participants, and recently confirmed by Forbes, that California is the single largest cannabis market in the world. The state is expected to produce more than $3.5 billion in cannabis sales during 2020, with growth topping 23% annually. The global industrial hemp market size was estimated at $4.71 billion in 2019 and is expected to register a revenue-based CAGR of 15.8% over the forecast period of 2016-2027, according to Grandview Research. Market growth drivers include the 2018 Farm Bill and society’s increasing knowledge of the benefits of hemp products.

Overall industry growth is great, but specific vertical sector growth is even better. Cannabis delivery is clearly the fastest growing sector of the marketplace and with coronavirus fears the already robust growth rate has accelerated.

Sugarmade seems to be in the right industry at the right time in history.

Management

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

Dedicated to getting the highest caliber of THC and CBD to its customers’ door, the company’s priority is to ensure that they receive the highest quality cannabis product free from logistical hassles. Sugarmade specializes in growing and acquiring innovative brands to maximize value for company employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. Sugarmade believes its future is very bright as the company expands operations within the cultivation sector and rapidly increases its revenue base.

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), closed Monday's trading session at $0.0029, up 11.5385%, on 11,221,949 volume with 128 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 10,325,031 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0023/$0.056499999.

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Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI)

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

Youngevity International (NASDAQ: YGYI), a multi-channel lifestyle company operating in three distinct business segments including commercial coffee and commercial hemp enterprises, today announced that it has extended its coffee supply contract with Save Mart Supermarkets through January of 2022. Per the update, the agreement includes Save Mart's private label brands and CLR Roaster's company owned Javalution Hemp Coffee Brand. CLR Roasters has recently shipped all four Javalution K-cup items throughout Save Mart's retail footprint, which includes approximately 207 stores predominantly located in California.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI), closed Monday's trading session at $1.88, off by 2.0833%, on 999,887 volume with 4,591 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 827,009 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.610000014/$6.76999998.

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Siyata Mobile Inc. (TSX.V: SIM) (OTCQX: SYATF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Siyata Mobile Inc. (SYATF).

Siyata Mobile (TSX.V: SIM) (OTCQX: SYATF) today announced that it has won an initial $600k contract for its rugged Push-to-Talk (PTT) devices to supply hospitals, healthcare workers and ambulances to help manage the battle against COVID-19. According to the update, the Siyata devices are running third party Command & Control software, allowing medical units to speak to entire teams; display real-time locations and zones of operation; visually categorize hospital beds according to severity; and use artificial intelligence to automatically manage workloads, identifying inactive teams and allocating them to where they are needed most. “Healthcare workers continue to maintain the nation’s safety amidst the significant pressure of the Covid-19 outbreak,” Marc Seelenfreund, CEO of Siyata Mobile, stated in the news release.

Siyata Mobile Inc. (TSX.V: SIM) (OTCQX: SYATF) is a leading global developer and provider of Push-to-Talk Over Cellular ("PTT/PoC") systems for enterprise customers. The company specializes in connected vehicle products for professional fleets and markets its products under the Uniden® Cellular brand.

Since its inception in 2012, Siyata has amassed a customer base that includes cellular operators, commercial vehicle technology distributors, and fleets of all sizes in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Australia and the Middle East.

Recognized by the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange in 2018 as a Venture Top 50 Company, Siyata aims to deliver the highest quality and most technologically advanced mobile communication devices for global corporate workforces, fleets, homes and buildings.

The company has long been an industry pioneer, delivering the world's first 3G connected vehicle device as well as the world's first 4G/LTE vehicle mounted smartphone for First Responders and commercial fleets and vehicles.

Siyata is headquartered in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Product Portfolio

Siyata's suite of technology includes numerous PTT and legacy devices, as well as cellular boosters designed to improve cellular signals in corporate warehouses, government embassies, retirement home campuses, banks and manufacturing plants.

The company's flagship product, the Uniden UV350, is the world's first vehicle-mounted 4G/LTE smartphone with crystal clear quality, carrier grade PTT, voice, text, video and data applications built into a single device. Specifically designed for First Responder and commercial fleet vehicles, the UV350 runs on cellular LTE networks that provide nationwide and global coverage, replacing traditional single purpose two-way radios that require a monthly fee and limited network coverage.

The Uniden UV350 is currently available through Bell Mobility, Canada's largest LTE network and PTT community. Expanding its availability, Siyata is completing network approval with two North American Tier 1 operators to launch the UV350 in the U.S. in 2019.

Management Team

CEO and Chairman Marc Seelenfreund is the founder of Siyata. He is also the founder of Siyata's parent company, Accel Telecom, an Israel-based company that specializes in importing and distributing innovative cellular and IP devices to fixed line operators and mobile providers within Israel. Prior to establishing Accel, Seelenfreund was a vice president at Sunrise Corporation in New York where he focused on financing publicly traded technology companies. Seelenfreund has a law degree from Bar Ilan University, is a board member at Israel's leading private university, and has served as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces.

Glenn Kennedy, vice president of sales, has over 25 years of sales experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining Siyata in 2016, Kennedy managed sales nationally for Motorola Canada, HTC Communications Canada, and Sonim Technologies. He holds a bachelor's degree in honors business administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

CFO Gerald Bernstein, a professional chartered accountant, has spent 20 years focusing on private equity financing and tax efficient corporate structuring in multi-jurisdictional arenas. He holds a bachelor's degree of commerce as well as a graduate diploma in public accountancy from McGill University. Bernstein has been a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1987.

Gidi Bracha, Vice President of Technology, has served in this position since 2011 and spearheaded the development of both the Truckfone, Voyager and UV350. Bracha served in various key positions at Cellcom, Israel's leading cellular provider, including head of car mobility products and director of type approvals. Bracha served as an engineer technician in the Anti-Aircraft division of the Air Force in the Israel Defense Forces and holds a bachelor's degree in engineering and business management from the University of Derby.

Siyata Mobile Inc. (SYATF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.1269, up 2.8363%, on 25,186 volume with 11 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 147,140 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.095499999/$0.429100006.

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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 Monday's trading session at $1.57, up 12.1429%, on 511,128 volume with 1,464 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 545,700 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.25/$8.50.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bolt Metals Corp. (OTCQB: PCRCF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.1301, up 8.4167%, on 17,062 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 51,712 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.079999998/$0.355599999.

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Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG)

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

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.

Contact
469.304.9400 x 201
Info@SHRGinc.com
http://www.SHRGinc.com

Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG), closed Monday's trading session at $0.0896, up 6.6667%, on 77,271 volume with 20 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 684,571 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0215/$0.259900003.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plus Products Inc. (PLPRF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.4925, up 6.6479%, on 29,140 volume with 32 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 45,502 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.279000014/$4.26000022.

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InsuraGuest Technologies, Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI)

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

InsuraGuest Technologies, Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI) is a leading global SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) company leveraging its proprietary, flagship insurtech (insurance + technology) software, InsuraGuest, which is integrated with the property management systems of hotels and vacation rentals to deliver custom Hospitality Liability coverages.

InsuraGuest’s Hospitality Liability coverages are purchased by hotels and vacation rental properties, which can address claims from guests and their room occupants. The combination of the integrated software and customized insurance provides the property liability coverages the guests benefit from in the event a loss is incurred during their stay.

The Hospitality Liability policy is offered through integration of InsuraGuest’s API with the clients’ property management systems. InsuraGuest’s platform is currently capable of integrating with approximately 71 different hotel and vacation rental property management systems, giving it access to millions of rooms worldwide.

InsuraGuest continues to pursue expansion opportunities in the United States, and has plans to expand to its distribution platform and Hospitality Liability coverages to the United Kingdom and Europe regions by third quarter 2020, as well as expansion into Asia by the end of 2020.

Protection that Enhances the Guest’s Experience

InsuraGuest’s Hospitality Liability coverages add a layer of protection for the property on a primary basis, should a guest experience an accident or theft while staying at an InsuraGuest member hotel or vacation rental property.

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 that are not the properties fault.

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

Investment Consideration

  • 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 Bachelor of Science in consumer studies with an emphasis in architecture as an undergraduate at the University of Utah. He subsequently earned his MBA. 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.

Logan Anderson, CFO & Director
Logan Anderson (bachelor’s degree in communications, accounting and economics) holds the designation of ACA with the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand. He began his career as an associate chartered accountant in New Zealand and then Canada. This was followed by his position as controller of a management services company which was responsible for the management of numerous private and publicly traded companies. Since 1993, Anderson has served as president of Amteck Financial Corp. (and its predecessors), a private financial consulting services company servicing both private and public companies. He is a former director of 3D Systems, Inc. (NYSE: DDD), and was formerly a founder, officer, and director of Worldbid.com. Anderson has also been involved in raising funds for numerous private and public companies in all stages of their development and has been an officer and director for numerous public and private companies over the past 40 years.

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.

Tony Sansone, COO & VP of Finance
Tony Sansone has over 30 years of financial, operations and business development experience which includes serving as CFO in the health care, foodservice distribution, manufacturing and technology sectors, including public company experience. He has held senior finance positions in the banking, telecommunications, medical products, and food & drug retailer industries, closing over $430 million of private debt, equity and line of credit financings and over $350 million of a merger, acquisitions, real estate and state incentive transactions, including due diligence, negotiations, closing, and integration. Sansone coordinated and was the executive sponsor for four ERP implementations and multiple other best-in-class software & technology solutions. He received his MBA from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Utah State University. Sansone also currently serves as president-elect of the Utah Chapter of Financial Executives International and a past president and current member of the board of trustees for Catholic Community Services of Utah. He is the proud father of three children.

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 and 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.

Jennifer Epperson, Vice President of Sales
Jennifer Epperson has over 20 years of B2B sales experience with exceptional success history. She has grown and developed sales territories across multiple industries. Her ability to find and develop strategic relationships has given her top-level performance throughout her career. Epperson’s passion and knowledge provide an inherent ability to connect and retain relationships for the growth of the company. Throughout her professional career, she has achieved peak performance sales results and awards year after year. She captures the vision of the company and drives it forward with enthusiasm and expertise. Her commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience has been the key to her success.

Richard Matthews, Interim Financial Controller
Richard Matthews joined the InsuraGuest team in March 2019 as the interim financial controller. Leading the Finance and Audit team, Matthews is responsible for the delivery of financial services such as accounting, treasury, reporting, budgeting and insurance management, in accordance with legislative requirements and organizational policies and strategies. He has over 30 years of experience in providing professional services across a broad range of finance areas including compliance, business process, audit, and financial reporting. He holds a degree in accounting from the University of Utah and is a licensed CPA in the state of Utah.

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.

Jim Kilduff, Board Advisor
James “Jim” C. Kilduff has nearly 40 years of experience in the insurance and risk management sectors. He is a dynamic and energetic team leader and builder with extensive experience in the changes affecting the insurance business through Gas, alternative distribution, insurtechs and program business. His skillset includes experience as chief insurance officer with Outdoorsy Insurance Group, CEO with Harbor Hill Solutions Inc., and senior vice president and chief marketing officer with State National Insurance Companies. His career has spanned MGA creation and management, insurance company management, business development and underwriting, primary insurance and reinsurance.

Don Archibald, Board Advisor
Don Archibald brings to InsuraGuest’s advisory board 54 years of experience as an insurance agent. Archibald is the founder and former owner of Archibald Clarke and Defieux (ACD Insurance), as well as the co-founder and former equity partner of Sussex Insurance, and an agent with Sussex since 2014.

InsuraGuest Technologies, Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI), closed Monday's trading session at $0.135, up 3.85%, on 1,000 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 31,723 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.045/$0.34.

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SRAX Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX)

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

SRAX Inc.'s (NASDAQ: SRAX) is a digital marketing and consumer data management technology company. SRAX’s technology unlocks data to reveal brands’ core consumers and their characteristics across marketing channels.

Through its BIGtoken platform, SRAX has developed a consumer-managed data marketplace where people can own and earn from their data, thereby providing everyone in the internet ecosystem choice, transparency and compensation.

SRAX’s tools deliver a digital competitive advantage for brands in the CPG, automotive, investor relations, luxury and lifestyle verticals by integrating all aspects of the advertising experience, including verified consumer participation, into one platform.

SRAX Verticals

  • SRAX Core: SRAX Core is a custom digital media management platform that enables brands and agencies to surpass the challenges of omnichannel marketing campaigns. It offers one comprehensive dashboard to manage digital media campaigns, inventory and reporting.
  • SRAX Social: SRAX Social is a free social media management tool that makes it easy for brands, agencies and individuals to grow their digital presence. It offers free and unlimited users, Facebook auto boosting, and a custom analytics dashboard. Its managed services team can also build and execute marketing plans for your unique specific needs.
  • SRAX IR: SRAX IR unlocks stock buyers’ behaviors and trends for issuers of publicly traded companies. The platform provides insights on shareholders and market makers, investor relations management, shareholder outreach tools and data-driven marketing.
  • SRAX Auto: SRAX Auto unlocks auto intenders’ data to create measurable connected experiences on the road to purchase. It offers proprietary auto intender profiles, multi touchpoint communication and custom location-based ads.
  • SRAX Shopper: SRAX Shopper delivers a cross channel, premium digital experience at scale to high value shopper audiences. It offers proprietary shopper profiles, cost per click pricing, and custom text and add to cart ad units.
  • SRAX Lux: Launched in June 2019, the SRAX Lux platform targets and reaches luxury consumers at luxury retail stores, high-end art, music, film, fashion and sports events, across all consumer devices.

BIGtoken

BIGtoken, available for download on the App Store and Google Play, revolutionizes data collection. BIGtoken is a platform that creates a secure and transparent environment for consumers to own and earn from their data. To date, there are 15.9 million BIGtoken registered users worldwide.

The optimization and monetization of data is a multibillion-dollar business. Worldwide spending on big data and business analytics solutions reached $166 billion in 2018 and is projected to surge to $260 billion by 2022. BIGtoken’s consumer vision is committed to delivering choice, transparency and compensation to the individual.

Through BIGtoken, consumers earn rewards when they opt into sharing their data and when that data is purchased. Consumers decide what data is shared, who can buy it and how it’s used, and advertisers reach real, responsive audiences. The benefit of this is two-fold: consumers know how their data is used and advertisers gain verified consumer data for targeting.

Users of the BIGtoken app can officially be paid in cash or gift cards in exchange for giving brands access to their anonymized data, answering questions, checking into locations, recruiting new members, and more. Users can deposit their earnings directly into PayPal accounts or be paid through gift cards from favorite retailers such as Walmart.

SRAX has also partnered with several high-profile, nonprofit associations to provide BIGtoken users the ability to donate their earnings. Partnerships include the American Heart Association, dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke; HealthCorps, which helps high school students make better choices about health and physical fitness; and the ALS Association, which recently launched its Challenge Me campaign.

International Expansion

BIGtoken is formally launching into several international markets and partnering to foster local support. SRAX recently signed a joint venture with the Yash Birla Group to launch BIGtoken in India. Based in Mumbai, the Yash Birla Group, one of India’s largest conglomerates, has diversified interests in consumer and industrial products.

The partnership will bring BIGtoken’s platform to India, which has a digital population of 627 million. The India digital advertising market is $3.6 billion and is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32%, making it one of the largest growing digital ad markets in the world.

SRAX Mexico is led by Moe Avitia, who has more than 18 years of experience in business development and building high-tech teams. SRAX Mexico includes a team of 90 employees, including 70 engineers.

BIGtoken Europe is currently evaluating data centers in individual countries for privacy laws.

Leadership

Christopher Miglino is CEO and founder of SRAX. He has spent the past 20 years working in the digital advertising space and has successfully launched and sold two internet companies. Both of these companies were sold to publicly traded companies on the NASDAQ. He has a detailed understanding of how technology interacts with brands.

Kristoffer Nelson is COO of SRAX and a founding member of BIGtoken. With over 15 years of technology and creative business experience, Nelson has been a guest speaker for Loyola Marymount University among other academic institutions, the National Association of Broadcasters, the IAB and numerous other professional and media organizations.

SRAX Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX), closed Monday's trading session at $1.92, up 2.6738%, on 19,456 volume with 110 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 54,193 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.04999995/$5.80000019.

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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 Monday's trading session at $2.17, up 0.930233%, on 3,800 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 15,970 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.600600004/$4.0300002.

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