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InnerScope Hearing Technologies, Inc. (INND)

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InnerScope Hearing Technologies, Inc. is a consolidator of the hearing aid industry. Its direct-to-consumer model is transforming the industry with its Walmart.com, Sears.com, and Kmart.com relationship representing a paramount shift in the consumption of hearing aids by the hearing impaired. The Company formerly went by the name Innerscope Advertising Agency, Inc. It changed its corporate name to InnerScope Hearing Technologies, Inc. in August of 2017. Incorporated in 2012, InnerScope Hearing Technologies is headquartered in Roseville, California.

In essence, InnerScope Hearing Technologies is a manufacturer and Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) distributor/retailer of FDA-Registered Hearing Aids, Personal Sound Amplifiers Products, (Hearing Products) Hearing Related Treatment Therapies, Doctor-Formulated Dietary Hearing Supplements and proprietary CBD Oil (Hearing Health Products) (collectively its Hearing Product Portfolio). Furthermore, the Company plans to continue to open, acquire, and operate a physical chain of audiological and retail hearing aid clinics. Its mission is to serve approximately 1.2 billion people globally that are suffering with 25db or greater hearing loss across the entire hearing impaired vertical from research and development (R&D) and manufacturing through direct consumer sales and services.

Moreover, Innerscope has expertise and is a leader in the distribution of Direct-to-Consumer hearing products through big box retailers. The Company is a technology driven business with highly scalable B2B (Business to Business) and B2C (Business to Consumer) solutions. Innerscope offers a B2B SaaS based Patient Management System (PMS) software program. In addition to improving operations and communication with patients, the Company will also provide a Buying Group experience for the audiology practice. This enables owners to lessen product costs and boost their margins.

InnerScope Hearing Technologies has its HearingVite™. The Company’s HearingVite™ is a Doctor-Formulated dietary hearing supplement plus multi-vitamin for maintaining proper hearing health. HearingVite™ was expressly designed to provide "Nutrition for the Ears" to help people with hearing problems and to help avoid future hearing issues.

This month, InnerScope Hearing Technologies announced that its complete line of Doctor-Formulated "Nutrition for the Ears" Dietary Hearing and Tinnitus Supplements can be purchased on Amazon.com and Amazon Prime. The Company’s complete line of Doctor-Formulated Hearing & Tinnitus Supplements include HEARINGVITE™, HEARINGVITE™ + MEMORY BOOST, and EAR-RING RELIEF™.

HEARINGVITE™ is formulated as a complete daily multi-vitamin and mineral supplement to help almost 50 million people in the United States with hearing problems through maintaining the levels of vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements that medical research indicates may slow the progression of age-related hearing loss. HEARINGVITE™ + MEMORY BOOST is specifically designed and formulated for people age 50 years and above to increase memory and cognitive function for normal age-related memory loss. EAR-RING RELIEF™ is designed specifically to lessen ringing, hissing and buzzing noises in the ears of the 60 million Americans who struggle with those constant or recurring noise in the ears that ranges from irritating to debilitating (Tinnitus Sufferers).

InnerScope Hearing Technologies, Inc. (INND), closed Thursday’s trading session at $0.0002, up 100.00%, on 110,063,742 volume with 68 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 91,862,082 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000000999/$0.100000001.

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Simlatus Corporation (SIML)

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Simlatus Corporation focuses on opportunities in the cannabis space. A holding company, it owns and operates several subsidiaries with numerous revenue streams in the CBD (cannabidiol) industry. Proscere Bioscience, Inc. is the Company’s division centered on the CBD industry. Simlatus is based in Grass Valley, California.

The Company’s diversity includes other subsidiaries, including Satel Group. Satel is a premier high-rise DirecTV provider for the financial, commercial and residential metropolitan San Francisco Bay area. In addition, the Company’s subsidiaries include Simlatus, a manufacturer of audio/video products, which presently sells to DirecTV, CBS, Fox News and Warner Bros.

Simlatus manufactures and markets commercial High-Definition (HD) and Analog audio/video systems for the worldwide broadcast studio industry. The Company continues to lead the commercial industry with high-end equipment. Its “SyncPal™ and Simlatus-IBS™ are for revolutionizing studio management and audio/video control using smartphones or smart glasses.

Regarding the Digital Media and Augmented/Virtual Reality device industry, Simlatus’ SocialCast AR and Augmented/Virtual Reality Content Server products will permit Simlatus to expand into high-growth digital television and over-the-top (OTT) markets. The Company is developing technologies in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Audio/Video Codecs, Audio Content Recognition, and OTT API Integration.

In October 2019, Simlatus announced that certifications and manufacturing processes were initiated to begin the manufacturing and delivery pursuant to the purchase orders for the CBD Extraction Systems. Its subsidiary, Proscere Bioscience, received purchase orders for the delivery of 14 CBD Extraction Systems in value of $24M.

This past November, Simlatus announced that Proscere Bioscience secured the rights to manufacture a CBD - Hybrid Extraction System with integrated cold-water and alcohol extraction technologies. Proscere will manufacture the world’s first Hybrid Cold-Water/Alcohol Extraction System for CBD.

Mr. Richard Hylen, Chief Executive Officer of Simlatus, stated, “Having secured the technological rights to build and bring to market the world’s first Hybrid Extraction System for CBD is certainly a game changer for the Company. This Hybrid System will initially process biomass through cold-water extraction, then alcohol extraction via an integrated system that results in very high quality pharmaceutical grade CBD and commercial grade CBD from the same biomass.”

Simlatus Corporation (SIML), closed Thursday’s trading session at $0.01125, up 25.6983%, on 375,102 volume with 25 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,279,944 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000000999/$0.499799996.

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Magellan Gold Corporation (MAGE)

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Magellan Gold Corporation intends to establish itself as a major player in the precious metals mining field. The Company is an exploration stage enterprise and its principal business is the acquisition, exploration, and if warranted, development of mineral resources. Magellan controls three projects comprising the SDA Mill, Mexico; the El Dorado Gold-Silver Project near the SDA Mill; and the Silver District Property, Arizona. OTCQB-listed, Magellan Gold has its corporate headquarters in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Company’s intention is to build up production via the SDA Mill and increase cash flow. Initial production from the El Dorado Gold-Silver Project was planned for 2019, with the ore to be trucked to the SDA Mill for treatment. Other precious metals properties within trucking distance of the SDA Mill have been identified for acquisition. Furthermore, Magellan Gold will leverage opportunities to treat ore on a toll basis for third-party suppliers.

The SDA Processing Plant is a permitted, fully operational flotation mill with gold-silver leach circuit located in Nayarit State, Mexico. The SDA Processing Plant (SDA Mill) is 150 kilometers southeast of the City of Mazatlan near the town of Acaponeta, Nayarit. Magellan purchased the SDA Mill and associated assets, licenses and agreements in November of 2017 for a price of $1.5 million.

The Silver District Project is an advanced-stage exploration project in southwest Arizona. Magellan’s Silver District Project in La Paz County holds promising potential for expansion of an historic 16 million ounce silver resource, and development of a silver mine with by-products fluorspar, barite and lead-zinc.

This property comprises more than 2,000 acres of patented and unpatented mining claims and an Arizona state exploration permit. It covers all of the important historic mines and prospects in the Silver District.

The El Dorado Gold-Silver Project is planned to be developed as an underground mine to supply feed to the SDA Mill. The El Dorado Gold-Silver Project is near the village of Las Minitas, State of Nayarit, 50 kilometers south of the SDA Processing Plant. The El Dorado Mining Concession consists of a 50-hectare concession valid until March 2030. Magellan Gold holds the concession under an option to purchase.

In October 2019, Magellan Gold announced it entered into a binding agreement, dated October 16, 2019, with Golden Minerals Company (AUMN) for the assignment of the option to earn a 100 percent interest in the Santa Maria Project in Chihuahua State, Mexico. This agreement provides for a 150-day period to complete due diligence and secure adequate funding and enter into a definitive agreement that will formalize the Transaction. At present, Golden Minerals owns a 100 percent interest in the Santa Maria Mine, subject to US$200,000 in property payments.

Magellan Gold Corporation (MAGE), closed Thursday’s trading session at $0.83, up 66.00%, on 200 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,727 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.200000002/$2.50.

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Tartisan Nickel Corp. (TTSRF)

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Tartisan Nickel Corp. is a mineral exploration and development company centered on base and precious metals in Canada and Peru. It owns the advanced stage Kenbridge Ni-Cu-(Co) Deposit in the Province of Ontario, via the acquisition of Canadian Arrow Mines Limited. The Company previously went by the name Tartisan Resources Corp. It changed its name to Tartisan Nickel Corp. in February of 2018. Tartisan Nickel is based in Toronto, Ontario and the Company has an office in Lima, Peru.

The Kenbridge Deposit has an historical combined open-pit + underground, measured and indicated resource of 7.139 million tonnes at 0.62 percent nickel, 0.33 percent copper for a contained nickel resource of 97.8 million pounds with 47.8 million pounds of copper. During this year, the Company anticipates completing induced polarization geophysical surveys over the main mineralization and prospective zones elsewhere on the property and also updating Canadian Arrow Mines’ NI 43-101 Technical Report (2008).

The advanced stage deposit remains open in three directions, is equipped with a 623m deep shaft and has never been mined. Further plans for Kenbridge include advancing the project through to feasibility and exploring the open mineralization at depth.

In Peru, Tartisan Nickel owns a 100 percent stake in the Don Pancho Zn-Pb-Ag and Ichuña Cu-Ag projects. The Company owns a 17 percent equity interest and 2 percent NSR (Net Smelter Return) in the La Victoria Au-Ag project via Eloro Resources Ltd. Tartisan Nickel has been active for 10 years in Peru.

Regarding Don Pancho, US$1.5M has been spent on the property including bedrock mapping, induced polarization and ground magnetics geophysics, and 2,021m of drilling. Regarding La Victoria, it is a 8,930ha property package situated in a gold belt that includes Pierina, Lagunas Norte/Alto Chicama, La Arena, and Sta. Rosa that are large, low cost gold producers. It has premier infrastructure, with easy road access, abundant water, and an industrial power corridor 4.3km from the site.

This past October, Tartisan Nickel announced that it engaged Aster Funds Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, to conduct a satellite-based long wave infrared thermal mineral scan and a synthetic aperture radar survey of the Sill Lake Pb-Ag property, Vankoughnet Twp. Ontario. Aster Funds provides spectral analysis surveys and synthetic aperture radar surveys to exploration companies mainly active in Canada, Latin America, and Australia.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. (TTSRF), closed Thursday’s trading session at $0.0609, up 143.60%, on 500 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,270 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0225/$0.094999998.

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Life On Earth, Inc. (LFER)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life On Earth, Inc. (LFER), closed Thursday’s trading session at $0.06395, up 129.2115%, on 1,430 volume with 7 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 6,143 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.008799999/$2.5999999.

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Bespoke Extracts, Inc. (BSPK)

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Bespoke Extracts, Inc. is a producer of high quality, flavorful, hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) extract products. The Company established in early 2017 to introduce a proprietary line of premium quality, all-natural CBD products in the form of tinctures and capsules for the nutraceutical and veterinary markets. Bespoke Extracts is headquartered in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

The Company’s products are marketed as dietary supplements and distributed through the Company’s direct-to-consumers e-commerce store. Bespoke’s products are produced using pure, all natural, zero-THC phytocannabinoid-rich (PCR) hemp-derived CBD. CBD is non-psychoactive. CBD (cannabidiol) is one of over 85 cannabinoids found in cannabis. CBD is present in more significant quantities in hemp than it is marijuana.

Bespoke Extracts’ mission is to become one of the world’s most trusted sources for premium quality, all-natural, USA-grown, hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products for the nutraceutical and veterinary markets. The Company strives to use only vegan, Fair Trade Certified, and organic ingredients with fast acting benefits for anyone looking for an alternative remedy. Bespoke’s farmers have been innovators in hemp agriculture, farming practices, agrotech, as well as production for generations. Bespoke’s hemp is stable, high in CBD, low in THC, and resistant to pathogens and pests.

The Company’s products include Sport Lemon Lime Tincture – THC Free 1500MG; CBD Manuka Honey Tincture; and CBD Bacon Flavored Pet Tincture. Moreover, products include CBD Softgel Capsules; CBD Pain Relief Cream; and CBD Isolate Powder.

Bespoke Extracts announced this past November that its Board of Directors appointed Niquana (Nikki) Noel as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. Serving Bespoke as its Operations Manager, Noel assumed day-to-day leadership of the Company and joined its Board of Directors. Noel has spent close to two decades working with privately-held and publicly-traded micro and small cap companies.

Bespoke Extracts, Inc. (BSPK), closed Thursday’s trading session at $0.030, up 34.5291%, on 54,446 volume with 14 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 33,865 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.006/$0.064999997.

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DXI Energy, Inc. (DXIEF)

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DXI Energy, Inc. is a tactical acquisitor and developer of strategic energy resources. The Company is an upstream oil and gas exploration and production company. DXI Energy operates in Colorado’s Piceance Basin and in the Peace River Arch area in British Columbia  (B.C.). DXI Energy has offices in Calgary, Alberta, and Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

In Colorado’s Piceance Basin, DXI Energy has 24,407 net acres.  In the Peace River Arch area in B.C. it has 13,093 net acres. Concerning its project areas, in the Piceance Basin in northwest Colorado, DXI has its Kokopelli project with 12 producing wells with extensive in place infrastructure to supplement future development as product prices dictate. 

The Company’s land holdings in the Piceance Basin highlight potential long-term regional resource value. This is as utilities develop sources of natural gas. For Kokopelli, DXI Energy retains a 25 percent Working Interest (WI) in 2,200 acres (550 net, 2 leases). 

In addition, DXI has its Roan Creek project (West Piceance Hi-Pressure Mancos/Niobrara Gas). This project is 1,960 net acres, 100 percent WI. There is potential development of 8-10 high pressure Mancos/Niobrara 8200’ vertical/Hz wells.

The Woodrush Project in northeastern B.C. encompasses 14,444 net acres (20.701 (gross) with 12 wells (3 oil and gas, 9 natural gas). DXI is the operator and it owns 99 percent of the Project. The Company has a multi-phase plan to expand production and landholdings at the Woodrush Project. It has $13mm invested in production facilities and a related network of pipelines at the Woodrush Project.

Recently, DXI Energy announced that it received all B.C. Oil & Gas Commission (BCOGC) permits to begin the drilling of a key Halfway formation exploration well at its Woodrush NE B.C. complex. Contracts for the building of road access and an environmentally modified drill pad meeting specs of all First Nation stakeholders were issued; construction is underway.

Chief Financial Officer, Mr. David Matheson, said, "With the permit to drill from the BCOGC (inclusive of all other stakeholders), we will now test the voracity of the Paradigm 3D seismic imaging and interpretation software with the drilling and completion of this important Woodrush Halfway pool test prior to winter 2019 break up."

DXI Energy, Inc. (DXIEF), closed Thursday’s trading session at $0.011, up 83.3333%, on 21,165 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 65,649 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0023/$0.037.

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Rhino Resource Partners LP (RHNO)

Zacks, MarketWatch, Mining Connection, GlobeNewswire, Annual Reports, TopPennyStockMovers, Marketbeat, Simply Wall St, 4-Traders, Dividend Channel, Wall Street Mover, and PCG Advisory reported earlier on Rhino Resource Partners LP (RHNO), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.   

OTCQB-listed, Rhino Resource Partners LP is a diversified energy limited partnership. It concentrates on coal and energy related assets and activities. This includes energy infrastructure investments. Rhino is a diversified energy MLP (Master Limited Partnership). It produces coal in numerous basins in the U.S. Rhino Resource Partners has its head office in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Company, through acquisitions and other coal lease transactions, has substantially increased its proven and probable coal reserves and non-reserve coal deposits. Furthermore, Rhino has successfully increased its coal production by way of internal development projects.

The Company produces metallurgical and steam coal in an array of basins across the U.S. as well as leases coal. Rhino’s strategy is to acquire coal reserves and properties with relatively long lives and that could undergo development with low risk at a reasonable cost.

Rhino produces steam coal used to produce electricity and metallurgical coal used in the steel-making process. In addition, the Company manages and leases coal properties and collects royalties from such management and leasing activities. Rhino also has oil and gas investments in the Cana Woodford region that provides added cash flows to its business. 

In Central Appalachia, approximately 72 percent of its full-year 2019 thermal and met coal production has been contracted at increased prices in comparison to 2018. Rhino’s Pennyrile, Castle Valley and Hopedale operations are considerably sold out for 2019 at prices that are above the Company’s 2018 levels. Moreover, Rhino has executed long-term contracts with different utility customers for thermal coal for 2020 at Pennyrile and Castle Valley.

Rhino Resource Partners LP (RHNO), closed Thursday’s trading session at $0.30, up 42.8571%, on 895 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,569 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.050299998/$1.4397.

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Prize Mining Corporation (PRZFF)

Investing News, The Street, Junior Mining Network, Science of Stocks, Small Cap Power, Stockhouse, Stock Market Watch, Market News Updates, Barchart, Wallet Investor, 4-Traders, OTC Markets, Business Insider, Trading View, and Penny Stock Hub reported previously on Prize Mining Corporation (PRZFF), and we also report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQB-listed, Prize Mining Corporation explores for and develops mineral properties. The Company’s flagship project is the Manto Negro Copper Project (Coahuila, Mexico). Additionally, it has its Kena & Daylight Gold project. An exploration stage company, Prize Mining is based in Calgary, Alberta.

The Manto Negro Copper Project has sedimentary stratabound oxidized and reduced “Red Bed type” copper deposits. The Manto Negro property consists of 17,659 hectares. It includes more than 35 known occurrences of copper mineralization.

Prize Mining received the NI 43-101 Technical Report for the Manto Negro property in Coahuila, Mexico from geological consultants, Norwest Corporation of Calgary, Alberta. The Technical Report includes a review of the regional and local geology, mineralization types and grades, exploration history and results, overall mineral potential and recommendations for more work. The report does not include any estimate of mineral resources nor reserves.

The Kena & Daylight Gold project is a large property with first-rate infrastructure. This Property comprises 9,000 hectares in southeastern British Columbia. The Property is 10 kilometers from the Town of Nelson. The Gold Mountain Zone and Kena Gold Zone are a porphyry gold deposit with high grade zones.

The Kena Property has an NI 43-101 resource of an indicated 481,000 ounces of gold and an inferred 1,318,000 ounces of gold. The Daylight claims have four historical producing mines with grades as high as 37 g/t gold. The Company’s focus on the Daylight Property is on four large gold-bearing targets.

Prize Mining announced this past December that step-out diamond drill holes at the Pilar Grande area of the Manto Negro Copper Project continues to intersect copper-silver mineralization. Drilling at the El Granizo site encountered complex faulting that is yet to be completely interpreted as to the impact on mineralization.

Also in December, the Company reported results from the Phase I and II diamond drill programs from the Kena Gold Project, positioned in the highly prospective Kootenay Boundary area near Nelson, British Columbia. The focus of the exploration program at the Kena Gold Project has been on the Toughnut Property. Drilling on Toughnut has intersected significant near surface gold mineralization. The higher grade intercepts demonstrate the potential for a much larger gold system on Prize Mining’s property.

Recently, Prize Mining provided an update on the results and success of its Phase 1 diamond drilling program at the Manto Negro Copper Project.

Mr. Michael McPhie, Prize Mining’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are very pleased to announce the completion of and results from our Phase 1 exploration drilling program at the Manto Negro Copper Project. We have tested just a small part of our 18,000 hectare property that contains some 35 surface copper showings over a 40 kilometer trend. These results provide us with confidence in the scale, grade and potential of this district size property and will guide our focus in the Phase 2 program that will begin in the weeks ahead."

Prize Mining Corporation (PRZFF), closed Thursday’s trading session at $0.01605, up 191.8182%, on 200 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 3,262 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.003199999/$0.144999995.

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Vitality Biopharma, Inc. (VBIO)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vitality Biopharma announced in April 2018 the pending establishment of a wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary, Vitality Genetics, Ltd. This subsidiary will focus on and enable the performance of a wide assortment of cannabinoid genetics research and development (R&D) programs.

Vitality Biopharma announced in May the discovery of new antimicrobial activity of cannabinoids and its application for treatment of C. difficile-associated diarrhea and colitis. In experiments executed according to guidance by the Clinical Laboratory and Standards Institute (CLSI), Vitality determined that cannabinoids (including THC) are effective antibiotics for C. diff, VRE, and a variety of additional pathogens.

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

Vitality Biopharma, Inc. (VBIO), closed Thursday’s trading session at $0.07, up 112.1212%, on 4,739 volume with 10 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 38,938 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000009999/$1.50.

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Grow Solutions Holdings, Inc. (GRSO)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grow Solutions Holdings, Inc. (GRSO), closed Thursday’s trading session at $0.0037, up 48.00%, on 116,558,505 volume with 853 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 20,188,245 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000799999/$0.0328.

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Sunset Island Group, Inc. (SIGO)

MicrocapVoice, PennyStockSpy,  OTCPicks,  and 007 Stock Chat reported earlier on Sunset Island Group, Inc. (SIGO), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQB-listed, Sunset Island Group, Inc. provides consulting and advisory services to clients operating in the medical marijuana business space.  The Company concentrates on providing a licensed manufacturing facility to clients for producing products, including oils and edibles. Sunset Island Group has its corporate office in San Clemente,  California.

The Company’s vision is to establish a fully integrated business, which provides turnkey solutions to the medical cannabis industry. Its primary emphasis is on providing a licensed facility where companies can manufacture and produce their products. In addition, Sunset Island will provide distribution for companies via an established network of dispensaries.

Sunset Island Group earlier secured a lease on a property approved for cannabis cultivation. The Company for permits for 22,000 square feet of green house space. The expectation is that the 22,000 square feet of green house space will be able to produce up to 4,000 pounds of medical cannabis each year. 

Sunset Island announced last year that it initiated development of a CBD dietary supplement product. The initial product will feature a 2-oz stress relief beverage made from highest quality legal Hemp/CBD oil and real fruit.

Sunset Island will continue to develop products that will address the demands in the worldwide dietary supplements market. This market is targeted to soon reach greater than $200 billion.  The product will undergo development by a trained French Chef with more than two decades of experience in Product Development and Food Production.

Sunset Island Group is performing a retrofit to its current grow space that will considerably increase the amount of cannabis product produced with each harvest. Furthermore, the Company announced in November 2017 that it commenced an aggressive expansion of its cannabis product line.

The Company’s retro fit is two phases. Phase 1 is the retro fit of the present greenhouse operations. Phase 2 is the constructing of a new greenhouse on its bare land or retrofitting another greenhouse on the property.

The aim of the retro fit for Phase 1 is to increase the growable space in the current greenhouse to about 22,000 (with a vertical grow) with roughly 85 percent being canopy space (or around 19,000 square feet). The Company's objective is to yield 0.08-0.10 pounds per growable space and to have five harvests.

Sunset Island Group has received its temporary licenses from the State of California for Distribution, Cultivation and Manufacturing. The licenses are for Adult Use (Recreational) and Medicinal. The licenses permit Sunset Island to sell and transport its own product to dispensaries across California.

The manufacturing license allows it to start manufacturing products such as vape cartridges, edibles, as well as extracts. At present, Sunset Island is in the process of converting one of its cold storage rooms into a clean room to commence manufacturing these products.

Sunset Island Group, Inc. (SIGO), closed Thursday’s trading session at $0.15, up 50.00%, on 1,251 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 6,173 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.023/$0.300000011.

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Dais Analytic Corp. (DLYT)

HotOTC, SmallCapVoice, CoolPennyStocks, MadPennyStocks, StockEgg, StockRich, Stockpalooza, Money Morning, Penny Stock Rumble, FeedBlitz, M2 Communications, SmallCap Pulse, BullRally,  PennyInvest, PennyStockVille, and Greenbackers  reported  earlier on Dais Analytic Corp. (DLYT), and today we are highlighting the Company , here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.  

Dais Analytic Corp sells its industry-changing nanomaterial technology into the global water, air, and energy markets. A commercial nanotechnology materials enterprise, the Company provides nanotechnology-based applications for heating & cooling, water treatment, and energy storage. It is commercializing its unique Aqualyte™ family of nano-structured materials and processes centering on disruptive air, energy, and water applications. Dais Analytic is headquartered in Odessa, Florida.  

The uses of the Aqualyte™ family of nano-structured materials and processes include ConsERV™. This is a commercially available engineered energy recovery ventilator (a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) product). 

In addition, the uses include NanoAir™. This is an early beta-stage water-based, no fluorocarbon producing refrigerant cooling cycle.  Uses also include NanoClear™. This is an early beta-stage method for treating contaminated water to provide 1,000 times cleaner potable water.

The NanoClear™ process has consistently shown that Dais Analytic’s novel Aqualyte® material can separate most contaminants from water, realizing almost 'parts per billion' clean product water with little or no fouling of the vital membrane component. 

NanoClear™ is a leading-edege water cleaning architecture enabled by the features in the Company’s nanomaterial - Aqualyte™. The NanoClear™ product line is a critical application in purifying contaminated water having high salt content, low pH, or where the requirement for Total Dissolved Solid (TDS) in the product water is 10 or less. 

Furthermore uses include NanoCAP™. Dais indicates that NanoCAP™ holds promise to use the Aqualyte™ family to form a disruptive, non-chemical, energy-storage device (an ultra-capacitor) when completed for use in transportation, renewable energy, and also 'smart grid' configurations.

This past summer, Dais Analytic announced it signed a 7 year, non-exclusive agreement with the Menred Group, Zhejiang province, China, to provide its Aqualyte moisture transfer nanomaterial for use in a newer line of Menred energy recovery ventilators (ERV) to sell into the increasing Chinese heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) market.

Energy Recovery Ventilators are used in association with HVAC equipment to save capital and operating costs. This is while improving the quality of life for the building's occupants.

High effectiveness ERVs, such as ConsERV™ or Menred Group's new line of ERVs to be built utilizing Dais Analytic's Aqualyte nanomaterial, enable architects and engineers to design buildings with considerable volumes of filtered, preconditioned supply air.

Mr. Brian Johnson Dais Analytic’s Chief Technology Officer, said in July 2017, "Dais' ConsERV™ has long been a leader in this field as established by our Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) certified performance -- along with other similar ratings from 3rd party rating company's worldwide. Our Aqualyte™ nanomaterial, now in its 4th generation, drives this performance and we are excited about working with Menred to bring a new series of ERVs with Aqualyte to the growing Chinese ERV market."

Dais Analytic Corp. (DLYT), closed Thursday’s trading session at $0.20, up 99.8002%, on 1,058 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 541 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.100000001/$18.5799999.

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Omnitek Engineering Corp. (OMTK)

OTCPicks, Marketbeat.com, FeedBlitz, and Penny Stock Rumble reported earlier on Omnitek Engineering Corp. (OMTK), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Omnitek Engineering Corp. develops and sells proprietary diesel-to-natural gas conversion systems and complementary products. This includes new natural gas engines that utilize the Company’s technology. These provide its international customers with unique alternative energy and emissions control solutions that are sustainable and affordable. Omnitek Engineering has its head office in Vista, California.

The Company’s conversion technology provides fleets with a 100 percent dedicated natural gas engine at a fraction of the cost of a new natural gas engine. The strategic alliance provides an assembly-line remanufacturing process providing the benefits of capacity, consistency, as well as quality. Omnitek Engineering’s commitment is to be at the frontier of technology. In addition, its commitment is to develop pioneering solutions that redefine the future of low emissions, energy independence, and transportation.

Omnitek’s products include New Natural Gas Engines, Engine Specific Diesel-to-Natural Gas (DNG) Engine Conversion Kits, and products for Diesel-to-Natural Gas Engine Conversions, Engine Management System (EMS) and Components, EFI for V-Twin Motorcycles and Small Engines, and Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engines. The DNG system has established Omnitek Engineering as a leader in the industry.

The Company has established a strategic alliance with LKQ Corp. to produce "drop-in" natural gas engines at Omnitek Engineering’s facility in Monterrey, Mexico, first for the extensively-used Mercedes OM904 and OM906 engines. LKQ is a top provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles.

Omnitek Engineering announced in July of 2016 that it received global certification for its patented fuel rail technology. This is founded on tests conducted by an independent agency and standards sanctioned by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, specifically UN ECE R110.

Omnitek Engineering will participate in a $1.5 million grant study with its partner Olson-Ecologic Testing Laboratories (Fullerton, California). The study is to demonstrate its clean natural gas engine technology for off-road heavy duty construction vehicle applications in the greater Los Angeles, California area.

Omnitek will develop an 18-liter Caterpillar natural gas engine capable of operating on CNG, LNG, or low-carbon intensive renewable biogas (R-CNG) through using its patented diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion technology. Olson-Ecologic Engine Testing Laboratories will serve as project manager. Olson-Ecologic will be responsible for rigorous testing at its facility before demonstrations under real-life conditions.

Recently, Omnitek Engineering reported results for its Q2 and six months ended June 30, 2017. The results reflect a significantly reduced Net Loss for both periods, an improved cash position, as well as the start of an earlier announced grant program to develop an 18-liter off-road natural gas engine.

Omnitek Engineering Corp. (OMTK), closed Thursday’s trading session at $0.058, up 45.00%, on 1,630 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 7,766 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.039149999/$0.119999997.

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The QualityStocks Company Corner

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), 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 Thursday’s trading session at $1.78, off by 4.3011%, on 1,803,814 volume with 5,154 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,821,260 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.779999971/$3.31999993.

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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), an integrated drug procurement, delivery and healthcare platform, was featured in an exclusive NetworkNewsWire (“NNW”) audio podcast, via NNW’s audio press release solutions suite. The podcast contains NNW editorial coverage titled, “Medical Supply Companies Take on Crucial Role in Combatting Coronavirus” (http://nnw.fm/pmzJ6.) To listen to the podcast, visit http://nnw.fm/wN4z7. Also today, the company was featured in an equity research report published by Dougherty & Company LLC. To request access to the full report, visit http://nnw.fm/JXH6i

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

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

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

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

Business-to-Business (B2B)

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

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

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

Consumer

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

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

Retail

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

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

Health Care Market

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

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

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

TRxADE’s programs include:

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

Management Team 

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

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

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

Trxade Group Inc. (MEDS), closed Thursday’s trading session at $7.80, up 16.5954%, on 386,157 volume with 1,807 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 142,274 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.70000004/$11.6000003.

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Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO)

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

Pressure BioScience (OTCQB: PBIO) (“PBI”), a leader in the development and sale of broadly enabling, pressure-based instruments, consumables, and platform technology solutions to the worldwide biotechnology, biotherapeutics, cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, and food & beverage industries, today announced a letter of intent (“LOI”) to acquire SkinScience Labs, Inc., parent company of the award-winning Dr. Denese skin care and anti-aging product lines. Per the update, the rights to acquire SkinScience Labs, which includes Dr. Denese SkinScience, is through Cannaworx, Inc., for which PBI announced plans to acquire on April 28, 2020. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/Fgs1f. Also today, the company was highlighted in a publication from Financialnewsmedia.com, examining how the global cosmetic skincare market and the cosmetic market are projected to continue substantial growth through the next several years. A report from Technavio projected that The global cosmetic skincare market size will grow by $38.03 billion during 2020-2024. The market's growth momentum will accelerate during the forecast period as there will be a steady increase in year-over-year growth. Another report from Statista projected that the global cosmetics market is projected to value at about 758.4 billion U.S. dollars by 2025. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO), closed Thursday’s trading session at $3.61, up 16.0772%, on 44,526 volume with 147 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 11,515 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.600600004/$3.8499999.

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SRAX Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX)

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

SRAX (NASDAQ: SRAX), a digital marketing and consumer-data-management technology company, enables consumers to own their own data and be compensated for the release of that date. To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/gnU16.

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 Thursday’s trading session at $2.23, up 17.3684%, on 231,652 volume with 667 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 51,791 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.04999995/$5.63000011.

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Predictive Oncology (NASDAQ: POAI)

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

Predictive Oncology (NASDAQ: POAI), a knowledge-driven company focused on applying artificial intelligence (“AI”) to personalized medicine and drug discovery, recently reported that its Helomics subsidiary is making headway toward its goal of developing an AI-driven predictive model of ovarian cancer (http://nnw.fm/W2TJb). To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/6oG8a.

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 Thursday’s trading session at $1.48, up 8.0292%, on 1,107,467 volume with 2,327 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 627,817 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.25/$8.50.

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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 (CSE: SHRM) (OTCQB: SHRMF) (FWB: 496) continues to strengthen its vertically integrated psychedelic medicine ecosystem via the acceleration of its ketamine topicals prescription fulfillment capabilities. The company today announced the addition of central fill and compounding infrastructure for its proprietary ketamine formulations via a location at one of Canada’s leading retail pharmacy chains (the “Pharmacy”), as well as the dispensing of its products throughout the Pharmacy’s network.

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 Thursday’s trading session at $0.64248, up 5.4629%, on 152,139 volume with 147 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 153,261 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.221/$0.795000016.

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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 Insurance Agency LLC, wholly owned by insurtech software company InsuraGuest Technologies Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI), is now licensed to sell all lines of insurance in 48 out of the 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. “As the world navigates and accommodates to new changes due to COVID-19, we continue to forge forward and build InsuraGuest to produce more product offerings so we can better serve our customers and build shareholder value,” InsuraGuest Technologies CEO and Chairman Douglas Anderson stated in a company press release (http://nnw.fm/De6FC).

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 Thursday’s trading session at $0.16, even for the day, on 1,000 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 27,795 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.045/$0.34.

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Sigma Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB)

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

From specialized surgical tools designed to meet a surgeon’s unique needs to customized cutting guides for knee replacements, the healthcare industry is poised to be transformed by additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing (http://nnw.fm/Ugaj2). However, scalability has been limited by the technology’s lack of in-process quality control monitoring. Sigma Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB), a company specializing in real-time quality assurance of 3D metal printing, presents a solution to alleviate the onerous burden of quality assurance in mass production – at a time when the 3D printed medical devices market is expected to reach $26 billion over the next two years. Also today, the company announced that it will host a conference call at 4:30 PM ET on Thursday, May 14, 2020, to discuss its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. A press release detailing the results will be issued prior to the call that will be hosted by Sigma Labs Executive Chairman Mark Ruport, CEO John Rice and CFO Frank Orzechowski.

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

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

Revolutionizing Additive Manufacturing

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

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

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

The Challenge

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

Innovative Approach

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

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

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

Market Opportunity

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

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

Management Team

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

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

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

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

Sigma Labs Inc. (SGLB), closed Thursday’s trading session at $2.41, off by 6.5891%, on 215,904 volume with 754 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 250,059 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.97000002/$17.00.

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Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD)

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

Sugarmade Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD), a product and branding marketing company investing in operations and technologies with disruptive potential and an early pioneer within California’s regulated cannabis industry, announced that its recently acquired BudCars Cannabis Delivery Service is expanding into the Southern California marketplace (http://cnw.fm/9n3mD). Initially launched in the Sacramento area, the cannabis home-delivery service has seen unprecedented growth in its first months of operation. Also today, the company was featured in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. One of the best arguments for legalizing cannabis has been the tax revenue states stand to earn. Aside from providing employment opportunities, a legal cannabis market can generate millions in tax revenue. And at a time like this when most businesses are shut down while the cannabis industry still soldiers on, that revenue would have been a lifesaver.

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 Thursday’s trading session at $0.0023, off by 2.1277%, on 11,995,604 volume with 200 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 15,166,723 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.002199999/$0.050500001.

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iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK).

iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (NASDAQ: ICLK), an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider in China, today announced that it filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on April 30, 2020.

iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK) is an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider connecting worldwide marketers with audiences in China. Built on cutting-edge technologies, iClick’s proprietary platform possesses omni-channel marketing capabilities and fulfills various marketing objectives in a data-driven and automated manner, helping international and domestic marketers reach their target audiences. Headquartered in Hong Kong, iClick operates in 10 locations worldwide, including Asia and Europe.

iClick aims to become a fully integrated Enterprise and Marketing Cloud Platform in China, providing clients a full consumer-cycle solution. This is facilitated by two pillars’ growth strategy through two business segments: Marketing Solutions and Enterprise Solutions.

Marketing Solutions

Using data and AI-driven technology to help brands efficiently identify, target and acquire the right customers

As the leading programmatic marketing platform in China, iClick’s proprietary platform collects a wealth of data from multiple sources to precisely reach the right audience at the right moment, on the right channel and right device. Cross-screen search solutions capture critical micro-moments when users proactively search for what they need. This multi-dimensional approach to marketing allows iClick to effectively understand internet users and exponentially widen target audiences for its brand clients. Multiple monetization models available in the Marketing Solutions segment allow iClick to serve its clients in several ways, such as audience targeting.

Data-driven marketing is indispensable to marketers targeting specific audiences in China. More than 825 million internet users in China are anonymously profiled on iClick’s platform, which boasts cross-channel and cross-screen capabilities.

Enterprise Solutions

Enabling brands to efficiently manage their consumers through online and offline data integration and analysis, increase the repurchase rate, and enhance consumers’ loyalty

iClick’s Enterprise Solutions segment addresses enterprise needs in China, particularly focusing on “smart retail,” an expanding and innovating market involving the combination of online and offline consumers’ behavioral information. Enterprise Solutions support detailed profiling of customers, which facilitates data-driven business strategies, enhances business processes at various levels, and increases operational and marketing efficiency.

Enterprise Solutions leverages iClick’s proprietary platform that incorporates Artificial Intelligence (AI) to learn, build and store knowledge, enabling accurate predictions about consumer behavior that ultimately provide marketing solutions derived from the large amount of available data.

Through a strategic partnership with Tencent, iClick’s Enterprise Solutions presents strong recurring revenue streams with tremendous opportunities to upsell multi-national corporations (MNCs). Tencent’s proprietary API connection enables brands to build 360-degree consumer profiles based on the collection and integration of purchased behavioral information from online and offline touchpoints, including WeChat Mini Programs, WeChat Payment, WeChat Work and more.

As iClick continues to provide integrated marketing and smart retail solutions targeting Chinese consumers, the company believes Enterprise Solutions has strong long-term growth potential and will become a major gross margin contributor in the future.

Partnerships

In 2019, iClick established various agreements and partnerships with a number of leading southeast and northeast Asian companies for regional diversification and in 2020 is focused on continuing to develop additional partnerships and new business models globally. Many of the world’s top companies are leveraging iClick’s proprietary data platform to precisely identify and reach out to core target audience groups in China.

The company’s partnerships include:

  • A tri-partnership with BTG WELINK, an online retail services arm of Beijing Tourism Group (“BTG”), and Tencent Holdings Ltd., China’s leading provider of internet value added services. As part of this partnership, iClick applies its upgraded solutions to build a private DSP (Demand Side Platform) system for BTG. Using Tencent’s big data advertising platform, iClick can assist BTG to develop precision marketing campaigns.
  • An Advertising Agency Authorization Certificate from Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), under which iClick is designated the authorized agency for native advertising of Baidu’s news feed ads. Native advertising is a consumer-friendly, non-disruptive advertising format that has gained rapid popularity among advertisers in recent years. Native advertising and creative marketing content have become a more effective marketing method among the Chinese young consumers. In 2019, the native advertising sector was estimated to have an around 53.5% share of the online advertising revenue, according to Statista.
  • A joint-venture partnership with VGI Global Media Plc (VGI.BKK), Thailand’s No. 1 online to offline (O2O) solutions provider across advertising, payment and logistics platforms, which enables brands in Southeast Asia to capture the multi-billion-dollar Chinese consumer market through a range of technology-driven marketing solutions.

Case Study: Armani Hotel Dubai

Dubai has been gearing up to welcome the growing wave of Chinese visitors. Chinese nationals are eligible for a 30-day visa-on-arrival into the UAE, which gives Chinese travelers tremendous convenience. In light of this, Armani Hotel Dubai set the objective to increase its sales in this market.

The challenge: What Aarmani Hotel Dubai lacked in executing this goal was insightful understanding of Chinese travelers in particular the demographics that were likely to be attracted to the hotel. Challenged by the huge differences in the business practice, unique culture and language barrier in running digital campaigns in China, Armani Hotel Dubai turned to iClick’s know-how and expertise to guide its campaign to success and meet its sales goal.

The solution: iClick tailored an optimal solution for the hotel to increase brand awareness and booking rate from China – which is the key market for the hotel – and successfully assisted Armani Hotel Dubai in reaching its target Chinese audiences by using China’s most popular mobile and internet sites, including WeChat and Weibo, to improve reach and booking potential.

The results: Due to iClick’s unrivaled technological and execution strengths, Armani Hotel Dubai’s ads were delivered in an omnichannel manner, raising brand awareness and garnering interest between Chinese consumers. Subsequently, Armani Hotel Dubai saw a surge in conversion rate.
During the campaign, the Armani Hotel Dubai brand was connected with 87% of Chinese mobile users.

Award-winning Provider

iClick, a Deloitte Technology Fast50, has received multiple industry awards from the international marketing community. The company is committed to helping clients access digital China with its omni-channel, data-driven marketing solutions that deliver uniquely sharpened marketing capabilities and outstanding advertising results.

Most recently, iClick subsidiary OptAim (Beijing) Information Technology Co., Ltd was recognized by Tencent Ads as a 2019 Gold Service Provider. Tencent Ads also named OptAim the winner of three major annual awards for the second half of 2019: “Outstanding Contribution of the Year,” “Best Technology & Data Application Award,” and “Best Branding Awards.”

In November 2019, company co-founder and CEO Sammy Hsieh was chosen as the winner of the “EY Entrepreneur of The Year China 2019 Award in Technology Category,” an award recognizing his entrepreneurial acumen, innovative spirit and strong leadership. As one of the world’s most prestigious business accolades, the “EY Entrepreneur of The Year” awards program honors those who accomplish success by combining ability with opportunity, and inspire others with great vision, leadership and outstanding achievement.

iClick won the Annual Influential Platform Award and the Innovation Golden Award in Marketing at the Creative Award 2019, as well as the Best Tourism Marketing Agency. The company was also the recipient of the “Best Brand and Performance Marketing Award” at the Performance Marketing Ecosystem Summit 2018 hosted by the Advertising & Marketing Service, a division of Tencent Holdings Limited.

The company in 2018 was also recognized as “Platinum Service Partner of Tencent Social Ads” at the Tencent Key Accounts Mid-Year Summit held in Beijing. The mobile division of iClick, Optaim, received the same award beginning in 2016. Optaim was also the “Best DSP Partner” and “Key Account Data Partner” of Tencent, making it the only player in China with such unique and deep level of cooperation with Tencent Social Ads.

Leadership

Sammy Wing Hong Hsieh, chairman of the board and co-founder, was CEO from 2009 to 2019. Prior to co-founding iClick, Hsieh held senior positions in several prominent technology companies. He was general manager for Asia Pacific at Efficient Frontier (now an Adobe company), a leading digital performance marketing company, and was director of Search Marketing at Yahoo Hong Kong from 2000-2008. Hsieh received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jian Tang, director, CEO and co-founder, has 20 years of experience in digital advertising and is well-known in China for his expertise in advertising technologies and big data. In 2012, he founded OptAim, which was acquired by iClick in 2015, and has served key research, engineering and management roles at Yahoo’s global research and development center. Tang received his doctorate in computer engineering from Tsinghua University and was named by Campaign Asia as one of the leaders in its Digital A-List in 2016.

Terence Chi Wai Li, chief financial officer, has 15 years of experience in financial management, investment and business operations. He has served in management roles and advisory capacities at several start-ups, in addition to financial management and fundraising roles. He previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in M&A due diligence and cross border tax and deal structuring projects. Li received an MBA from Oxford University’s Said Business School. He is a Fellow Member of ACCA, a Member of HKICPA, and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK), closed Thursday’s trading session at $4.37, up 1.6279%, on 114,098 volume with 699 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 285,240 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.73000001/$5.48999977.

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Cannabis Global, Inc. (OTC: MCTC)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Cannabis Global, Inc. (MCTC).

Cannabis Global (OTC: MCTC), a cannabinoid and hemp extract science forward company developing infusion and delivery technologies, today announced a research breakthrough in the field of cannabinoid sciences resulting from the company's “Project Varin,” which began earlier this year. According to the update, the research program has yielded a new tetrahydrocannabivarin (“THC-V”) delivery system providing for sustained release of the cannabinoid over a predetermined period of time, as well as two other delivery systems for immediate release. To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/7WIps. Also today, the company was highlighted in a publication from WallStreetPR. The Bear has been brutal for the cannabis space. It has ravaged the portfolios of “True Believer” investors in the space over the past 18 months. But experts, analysts, and top investors are starting to position for the next leg of the longer-term structural bull market, which began several years ago, and is likely to define the space for at least another decade as the rolling process of legalization gradually unfolds.

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

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

Cutting-Edge Technology

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

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

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

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

Patents

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

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

Collaborations

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

Leadership

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

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

Cannabis Global, Inc. (MCTC), closed Thursday’s trading session at $0.29, up 7.4174%, on 52,203 volume with 37 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 8,608 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$3.00.

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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).

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 Thursday’s trading session at $0.0952, up 4.0437%, on 200 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 34,076 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.038600001/$0.230000004.

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Exro Technologies Inc. (CSE: XRO) (OTCQB: EXROF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Exro Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: EXROF).

Exro Technologies Inc. (CSE: XRO) (OTCQB: EXROF), a Canadian technology company, is an innovative pioneer in the energy sector. Exro has developed and commercialized an electric power module (EPM) that integrates into existing motor systems to make them smarter. Exro’s patented technology optimizes existing motor performance by automatically sensing and adapting operating parameters to an optimized state, creating measurable efficiency gains, reduced mechanical components and increased system availability.

Applications

Exro’s technology and efficiency optimization algorithms improve the performance and efficiency of electric motors by manipulating power delivery to individual coils, thereby enabling the ability to expand operating parameters. This novel approach is scalable and can be utilized in most variable torque applications.

The widespread applications of Exro’s technology apply to optimizing the performance of electric vehicles, locomotive traction applications, industrial motors, and other variable torque applications that benefit from smart energy conversion.

Intellectual Property

Exro’s proprietary, patented software controls electric motor coils through individual coil switching. This introduction of intelligence into energy conversion at the level of individual coils results in expanded speed/torque capability, improved machine efficiency, reliability, safety and maintenance across a wider operating range. Exro’s advanced control algorithms create smart, real-time optimized power management.

Exro currently holds 15 patents, with 8 patents pending and additional patents under development. The company continues to expand its IP portfolio to support its goal of becoming a globally recognized leader in leveraging advanced control algorithms to improve the performance, efficiency and longevity of electric motors and generators.

Market Opportunity

Electric motors are the single biggest consumer of electricity. They account for about two-thirds of industrial power consumption and about 45% of global power consumption, according to an analysis by the International Energy Agency. Exro’s technology seeks to give industries a new way to look at energy—from electric vehicles, to industrial equipment, to renewable applications like wind farms; we are improving the way energy is consumed.

Laboratory Expansion

The 6,500-square-foot Exro Innovation Center (EIC), scheduled to open spring of 2020 in Calgary, will transition the current Victoria lab into one Calgary based center. The company’s new laboratory space will expand its service capabilities to customers, provide larger test capabilities, and showcase how Exro’s technology can be applied to dramatically improve the performance of electrical motors.

The EIC will also host collaborative events to explore advances in energy consumption and electric motor innovations, with participants from across Canada and around the world.

Strategic Partnerships

  • A strategic agreement with Finland’s Aurora Powertrains Oy, which in 2019 released an all-electric production snowmobile called the “eSled,” will see Exro’s technology added to the Aurora electric powertrain. The snowmobile sector’s economic footprint is estimated at $26 billion in the U.S., $8 billion in Canada, and $5 billion in Europe and Asia.
  • An agreement with Potencia in Mexico serving the last mile vehicle segment will integrate Exro’s custom drive and EPM module into small passenger commercial vehicles (taxis) and fleet delivery trucks
  • A licensing agreement with Motorino Electric, a leader in the Canadian electric transportation industry, will integrate Exro’s Electric Power Module technology into Motorino’s CTi electric bicycle.

Management

Chief Executive Officer Sue Ozdemir is a proven leader in the innovation and manufacturing of electric motors. She has nine years of accomplishments at General Electric, acting as CCO and the CEO of GE’s Small Industrial Motors Division, overseeing the division’s North American and international markets – ultimately building the division into a $160 million enterprise.

Chief Commercial Officer Josh Sobil is leading the seamless adoption of Exro’s growing product portfolio focused on the mobility segment and opening doors in all segments including agriculture, heavy industry, energy, construction, among others.

Executive Chairman Mark Godsy is a serial technology entrepreneur who has been involved in many top tier ventures, including two of Canada’s most successful biotech companies.

Exro Technologies Inc. (CSE: XRO) (OTCQB: EXROF), closed Thursday’s trading session at $0.31, up 2.3102%, on 211,506 volume with 74 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 113,379 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.124389998/$0.522899985.

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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 Thursday’s trading session at $0.503019, off by 5.2695%, on 16,955 volume with 48 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 41,523 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.279000014/$4.07000017.

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