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Crew Energy, Inc. (CWEGF)

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Crew Energy, Inc. is a growth-oriented oil and natural gas producer. The Company’s commitment is to pursuing sustainable per share growth through a balanced mix of financially and socially responsible exploration and development complemented by strategic acquisitions. Its focus is on increasing its long-term production, reserves, and cash flow via the development of its world-class Montney resource. Crew has access to diversified markets with operated infrastructure and access to manifold pipeline egress options. Founded in 2003, Crew Energy is based in Calgary, Alberta.

Crew's operations are primarily centered in the vast Montney resource, situated in northeast British Columbia, and include a large contiguous land base. The Company’s ultra-condensate-rich Septimus and West Septimus areas (Greater Septimus) along with Groundbirch and the light oil area at Tower in British Columbia offer significant development potential over the long-term.

Crew Energy’s Montney area assets are positioned south and west of Fort St. John, British Columbia. Its operations include liquids rich natural gas and light oil production from the siltstone Montney formation. The Company holds approximately 438 net sections of Montney rights in NE British Columbia with condensate, light oil, liquids-rich natural gas & dry gas. An independent resource study was completed by Sproule Associates Ltd. effective December 31, 2016, which assessed Crew’s Montney land to hold about 112.2 Trillion Cubic Feet Equivalent (TCFE) of Total Petroleum Initially in Place (TPIIP) and Economic Contingent Resource of 9.2 TCFE.

Concerning Lloydminster, Alberta/Saskatchewan, Crew’s Lloydminster asset is situated in the Saskatchewan/Alberta border area close to the City of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. Production from the area comprises 12º to 14º API heavy oil from several stacked Cretaceous aged reservoirs.

Last week, Crew Energy announced its operating and financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2020. Selected highlights include the Company having Production of 23,894 boe per day. Volumes were 6 percent higher than Q4/19 and 3 percent higher than Q1/19, because of well performance that surpassed expectations. Production Volumes comprised 69 percent natural gas, 14 percent condensate, 10 percent NGL, and 7 percent oil.

Greater Septimus Production averaged 19,894 boe per day in Q1 2019. This represents an increase of 6 percent over the 18,720 boe per day in Q4/19 and 2 percent above Q1/19.

Crew Energy, Inc. (CWEGF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.197428, off by 1.1872%, on 20,000 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 81,129 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.101000003/$0.792999982.

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FEC Resources, Inc. (FECOF)

Zacks, MacroTrends, Pink Investing, hot Stocked, GuruFocus, EODData, OTC Markets, YCharts, Investors Village, Street Insider, last10k, Nasdaq, Market Screener, PR Newswire, Morningstar, Barchart, Research and Markets, Dividend Investor, Stockopedia, VB Profiles, Dividend.com, InvestorsHub, TipRanks, Investors Hangout, Infront Analytics, Seeking Alpha, InvestorX, and Wallet Investor reported beforehand on FEC Resources, Inc. (FECOF), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

FEC Resources, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and, when warranted, development of natural resource and mineral properties. It is a subsidiary of PXP Energy Corporation (Philex) who holds 54.99 percent of the undiluted issued and outstanding capital of the Company. The principal investment of FEC Resources is a 6.80 percent stake in the United Kingdom (UK) company Forum Energy Limited (FEL).

Incorporated in 1982, FEC Resources has its head office in Vancouver, British, Columbia. The Company previously went by the name Forum Energy Corporation. It changed its name to FEC Resources, Inc. in May of 2005. The Company lists on the OTC Markets.

Forum Energy Limited's chief asset is a 70 percent interest in the GSEC101 offshore licence situated to the northwest of the Philippine island of Palawan. This area is roughly 10,360 Km2. It contains the Sampaguita gas discovery that has expected gas in place of 3.4TCF and potential upside to 20 TCF (Trillion Cubic Feet). Furthermore, FEC Resources has an investment in a gold exploration project in the Philippines.

Last month, FEC Resources announced that on April 14, 2020, Forum Energy Limited (FEL) completed a fund raising of US $2,500,000 that was realized by FEL issuing new shares at a price of US $0.30 each. FEC Resources was able to participate in the FEL fund raising thereby maintaining its 6.8 percent interest in FEL at a cost of about US$170,000. PXP Energy, Inc. (PXP) advanced the roughly US $170,000 directly to FEL on FEC's behalf.

The advance from PXP Energy is considered an advance against FEC Resources’ upcoming stock rights offering (SRO). The SRO is still awaiting final SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) approval. The advance will thus be settled through the issuance of new common shares from treasury at the same price as the final SRO price.

FEC Resources, Inc. (FECOF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0009, even for the day, on 1,780 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 45,107 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000899999/$0.0135.

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Key Energy Services, Inc. (KEGX)

Zacks, Infront Analytics, Barchart, MarketBeat, MacroTrends, Morningstar, MarketWatch, Business Insider, Nasdaq, GlobeNewswire, TMXmoney, Corporate Information, Stocktwits, YCharts, ETF.com, Stockhouse, Annual Reports, InvestorsHub, Market Exclusive, Seeking Alpha, Biz Journals, Stockopedia, GuruFocus, and OTC Markets reported beforehand on Key Energy Services, Inc. (KEGX), and we also highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Key Energy Services, Inc. is the largest onshore, rig-based well servicing contractor based on the number of rigs owned. The Company has 150 operating locations in all major, active basins in the Lower-48 US. Key provides a complete range of well intervention services. It has operations in all major onshore oil and gas producing regions of the continental United States. Established in 1977, Key Energy Services has its corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas.

The Company has the largest Well Service Rig fleet in the United States: 879, with 358 Rigs ≥ AESC Class IV. Key Energy Services also has 50-plus brine, fresh water, and salt water disposal wells, with remote monitoring and automation capabilities and a fleet of 675 trucks.

Moreover, Key has more 2" - 2 5/8” operational Coil Tubing Units than any other provider in the United States. The Company’s emphasis is on enabling America’s E&P companies, from small independents to majors, to get the most out of the life of their wells. It has innovative, patented technology that can be used to help decrease non-productive time, lessen its customer’s lease operating expense (LOE), and total cost of ownership (TCO).

Recently, Key Energy Services announced it named Mr. J. Marshall Dodson as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Dodson began serving in the capacity as Key’s Interim CEO in December of 2019, with his appointment as permanent CEO position effective March 23, 2020. In addition, Mr. Dodson will also hold the title of President and Interim Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Dodson has more than 15 years of experience in the well service business with Key Energy Services. He was previously appointed to serve as a member of Key’s Board of Directors on March 6, 2020.

Yesterday, Key Energy Services reported Q1 2020 Consolidated Revenues of $75.3 million and a Net Income of $109.0 million, or $26.66 per basic share versus Consolidated Revenues of $85.1 million and a Net Loss of $30.2 million, or $(73.62) per share for Q4 of 2019. Earnings per Share amounts for Q1 of 2020 include a gain of $170.6 million, or $41.7 per basic share, associated with Key’s exchange of term loan indebtedness for equity securities, and account for the 13.4 million shares that were issued in connection with the restructuring of the Company’s debt on March 6, 2020.

Mr. Marshall Dodson, Key Energy Services’ President and CEO, stated, “We are pleased to have completed our previously announced restructuring in the first quarter. This restructuring has positioned Key with $25.6 million in cash as of the end of March and substantially reduced our debt and cash debt service needs with the ability to pay interest under the term loan in kind.”

Key Energy Services, Inc. (KEGX), closed Thursday's trading session at $5.50, off by 16.6667%, on 8,613 volume with 50 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 50,526 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.600000023/$177.50.

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Minera Alamos, Inc. (MAIFF)

Proactive Investors, Wallet Investor, Mexico Mining Center, YCharts, Newsfilecorp, Stockwatch, 4-Traders, InvestorX, Gold Stock Data, StreetWise Reports, 24hgold, Business Insider, Proven and Probable, Geology for Investors, GuruFocus, GlobeNewswire, Northern Miner, Stockhouse, and PR Newswire reported beforehand on Minera Alamos, Inc. (MAIFF), and we also highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Minera Alamos, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in Mexico. The Company has a increasing portfolio of high-quality Mexican assets. This includes the La Fortuna open pit gold project in Durango and the Santana open pit heap-leach development project in Sonora.

An advanced-stage exploration and development enterprise, Minera Alamos is based in Toronto, Ontario. The Company was formerly known as Virgin Metals, Inc. It changed its corporate name to Minera Alamos, Inc. in May of 2014. Minera Alamos’ shares trade on the OTC Markets.

The Company’s strategy is to develop low capex (capital expenditure), high margin assets with expansion opportunities. This is while continuing to pursue complementary strategic acquisitions. The La Fortuna open pit gold project in Durango has a positive PEA completed (permits granted). The La Fortuna project is 6,200 ha. Minera Alamos acquired 100 percent of the 4 mining concessions that comprise the La Fortuna project in May of 2016 from Argonaut Gold, Inc. The concessions are subject to a 2.5 percent NSR (Net Smelter Return) on production to a maximum of US$4.5M payable to Argonaut Gold.

The Santana open pit heap-leach development project in Sonora has test mining and processing completed (permits pending). The Santana project is 8,500 ha. It is strategically positioned in a rich mining district. The district features operational mines from some of the world’s foremost names in precious metals mining (Goldcorp, Agnico Eagle, Alamos Gold).

At the end of April, Minera Alamos announced that it disposed of 3,000,000 common shares in the capital of Prime Mining Corp. for gross proceeds of $1,500,300 and 3,350,000 warrants to purchase common shares of Prime Mining for gross proceeds of $167,500. Immediately before the disposition, Minera Alamos owned 6,090,000 common shares. This represented 10.3 percent of the outstanding common shares of Prime Mining.

Following the disposition, Minera Alamos retains ownership of 3,090,000 common shares. This represents 5.2 percent of the outstanding common shares of Prime Mining. Furthermore, Minera Alamos has disposed of all warrants of Prime Mining that it previously owned or controlled.

Minera Alamos also recently reported additional drill results from its Phase 2 drill program at the Santana Gold Project, Sonora, Mexico. The new holes were intended mainly to evaluate the southwest and southerly extensions of the Nicho main zone as the Company works to fully define the outer limits of the proposed Nicho pit.

Additionally, a deeper hole (S20-134) was drilled to test the geological structures at vertical depths below most of the prior drilling completed at Nicho. Both goals met with success as Minera Alamos continued to expand the known mineralization to the south-southwest while also demonstrating the depth potential of the Nicho pipe system with hole S20-134 finishing in strong mineralization at 314.7m (down hole). The Company intersected 248 meters of 0.60 G/t gold ending in mineralization from continuing drilling at the Santana Gold Project.

Minera Alamos, Inc. (MAIFF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.3017, up 3.5453%, on 200,290 volume with 57 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 489,961 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.07/$0.326999992.

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ScoutCam, Inc. (SCTC)

Stock Market Watch, Stockhouse, Stockopedia, Validea, TradingView, Barchart, Morningstar, Nasdaq, Simply Wall St, GlobeNewswire, OTC Markets, Seeking Alpha, and InvestorsHub reported earlier on ScoutCam, Inc. (SCTC), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

ScoutCam, Inc. specializes in developing minimally invasive endosurgical tools and highly innovative imaging solutions. The Company designs and manufactures endoscopy devices and micro medical camera systems. It has developed a range of micro CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor) video cameras. This includes micro ScoutCam™ 1.2, which to the best of the Company’s knowledge, is the smallest in the world.

ScoutCam has its corporate headquarters in Omer, Israel. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets. ScoutCam Ltd. is a fully-owned private subsidiary of Medigus Ltd. Medigus is a public company traded on NASDAQ and TASE (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange) (ticker: MDGS). Medigus is a technology company developing minimally invasive tools and it is an innovator in direct visualization technology. ScoutCam Ltd. is the wholly-owned subsidiary of ScoutCam, Inc.

Based on its proprietary technology, ScoutCam designs and manufactures endoscopy and micro camera systems for partner companies. These include major players in the medical and industrial fields. The unique cameras are suitable for industrial and medical applications.

micro ScoutCam™, the medical camera series, offers 1.2mm – 6.5mm diameter micro-cameras. It features a micro medical camera equipped with micro CMOS sensors and ultimate image technology that encompass a broad scale of unique medical applications. It is already used as a medical inspection camera for fiber optic endoscopes, as an endoscopy camera, gastroscopy camera, laparoscopy camera, urology camera, arthroscopy camera, gynecology camera, surgical camera, ent camera, and more.

This past March, Medigus Ltd. announced that on March 3, 2020, ScoutCam consummated an investment agreement for a total of $948,400 with certain investors. The investment reflects a post-investment valuation of roughly $14,500,000. Following the closing of the investment, Medigus will hold approximately 56 percent in ScoutCam.

In April, Medigus Ltd. announced that ScoutCam received a purchase order for its micro cameras from a foremost fortune 500 multinational healthcare corporation, in the amount of $500,000. ScoutCam’s camera will be used by the multinational healthcare corporation for various medical procedures which require the use of a micro camera.

ScoutCam’s high resolution technology has inventive properties, which have been authenticated by customers, such as NASA, in the strictest environmental conditions. This includes extreme temperatures, vibrations, as well as radiation.

ScoutCam devices have been used across the medical, aerospace, industrial, and research and defense industries. ScoutCam 8.0 HD was selected by NASA to be incorporated into NASA’s Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate Robot 2 (VIPIR2). VIPIR2 is a robotic, multi-capability inspection tool. It is being used as part of NASA’s Robotic Refueling Mission 3 (RRM3). It was launched into space in December of 2018.

ScoutCam, Inc. (SCTC), closed Thursday's trading session at $2.10, up 16.6667%, on 1,200 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 707 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.25/$2.54999995.

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Sports Venues of Florida, Inc. (BTHR)

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A developmental stage company, Sports Venues of Florida, Inc. engages in the business of eSports, and the development of youth sports and family entertainment complexes. The Company, by way of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Shadow Gaming, Inc., has aggressively entered the eSports market. It was previously known as Big Three Restaurants, Inc. It changed its name to Sports Venues of Florida, Inc. in May of 2014. The Company lists on the OTC Markets.

Sports Venues of Florida has placed on hold its plans to build sports complexes ranging from 80-acres to 300-acres. These will include outdoor and indoor athletic competitions. Furthermore, the Company plans on operating several subsidiary companies from high technology data management businesses to product and support businesses.

Last month, Sports Venues of Florida announced that Mr. Luis A. Arce was named President of its wholly-owned subsidiary Shadow Gaming, Inc. Mr. Arce is a serial entrepreneur who has owned and operated a number of successful businesses in the Orlando, Florida market for almost thirty years. He has extensive experience and expertise in management, sales, marketing, promotion, forecasting, and event planning.

Earlier this month, Sports Venues of Florida announced its first tournament of the 2020 eSports Spring/Summer season, Insurgency. This is a first-person shooter featuring tactical team play set in environments in Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. The digital event will be broadcast on Shadow Gaming’s Twitch channel on May 24, 2020. Gameplay highlights and full replays will be available after the event on Shadow Gaming’s YouTube channel.

Mr. Luis Arce, President of Shadow Gaming, said, “We are looking forward to working with New World Interactive in this most exciting endeavor. Our team is ready to take Shadow Gaming to be a force in the eSports industry. Insurgency offers a niche experience for a first-person shooter that is engaging for spectators and competitors alike.”

This week, Shadow Gaming announced registration and details for the USD $2500 eSports Tournament for acclaimed First-Person Shooter Insurgency: Sandstorm. Sandstorm, developed and published by New World Interactive, is a modern combat game based on close quarters team combat.

Shadow Gaming is hosting the Sandstorm tournament across three weekends. Practice rounds for North American and European servers will be held on Saturday, May 23 on the Shadow Gaming Discord server. US Qualifiers will take place on Sunday, May 24. European Qualifiers will take place on Sunday, May 31. Qualified entrants for North America and Europe will compete in tournament finals on Sunday, June 7th.

Sports Venues of Florida, Inc. (BTHR), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.715, off by 10.625%, on 545,990 volume with 466 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 160,066 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.027/$0.949999988.

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Wildflower Brands, Inc. (WLDFF)

NetworkNewsWire, StocksToBuyNow, CannabisNewsWire, New Cannabis Ventures, HempWireNews, The Stock Market Watch, Cannabis Daily, Seeking Alpha, Ceo.ca, GlobeNewswire, Macroaxis, Pot Stock News, Insider Financial, InvestinWeed.com, TMXmoney, Investing News, OTC Markets, Morningstar, CFN Media Group, Barchart, wallstreet:online, Stockhouse, TradingView, Stockwatch, GuruFocus, Simply Wall St, and Dividend.com reported previously on Wildflower Brands, Inc. (WLDFF), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQB-listed, Wildflower Brands, Inc. is a pioneer in the cannabis industry. The Company develops, designs, and operates brands all throughout North America. Wildflower is an integrated health and wellness business building brands with a focus on plant-based products. The Company was formerly known as Wildflower Marijuana, Inc. It changed its name to Wildflower Brands, Inc. in April of 2018. Wildflower Brands is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Company’s brands include Wildflower Wellness and City Cannabis Co. Wildflower Wellness is a CBD (cannabidiol) wellness company based in Vancouver. All Wildflower products are formulated from plant-derived and natural ingredients. Its full-spectrum CBD extracts are derived from the highest quality whole hemp plants. In addition, they are packed with essential amino acids and beneficial terpenes.

City Cannabis Co. is the forerunner in Canadian cannabis retail. City Cannabis has three locations in Vancouver and one location in Comox, British Columbia. City Cannabis features products carefully chosen by its certified staff with high standards of quality. City Cannabis is one of the first fully legal cannabis retail brands. It is the Province of British Columbia’s largest retail cannabis chain.

In early March of this year, Wildflower Brands announced greater than $5.5M in revenues in its Q2, versus $1.4M in the prior year’s Q2 and $6.3M in Q1. Revenues were expected to be down because of the Robson store having to close so as to move to its newly renovated, licensed 2,800 square foot facility at Robson and Granville. This was the first cannabis retail license the regulators moved in British Columba. Moreover, Revenues were expected down because of a significant drop in vape sales due to the vapegate crisis.

For the quarter ending December 31, 2019, Wildflower Brands had Revenues of $5,514,502 (Q2 2018: $1,410,135). This includes sales in British Columbia’s provincially regulated cannabis market, U.S. nationwide e- commerce sales, nationwide U.S. wholesale sales and from the sales in California’s State’s regulated market via the licenses held there.

Wildflower Brands, Inc. (WLDFF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.1375, up 11.6071%, on 2,030 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 21,231 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$0.560000002.

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Zinc One Resources, Inc. (ZZZOF)

NetworkNewsWire, 4-Traders, MarketWatch, YCharts, InvestorX, InvestorsHub, Market Screener, Wall Street Profiler, Streetwise Reports, InvestorIntel, Stock of the Week, Epic Stock Picks, All Penny Stocks, Stockhouse, Dividend Investor, Insider Financial, Marketwired, Investing News, Barchart, StockInvest, Wallet Investor, Investor Ideas, and Investors Hangout reported previously on Zinc One Resources, Inc. (ZZZOF), and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Zinc One Resources, Inc. concentrates on the acquisition, exploration and development of prospective and advanced zinc projects in mining-friendly jurisdictions. Its key assets are the past producing Bongará Zinc Mine Project and the Charlotte-Bongará Zinc Project in Peru. The Company formerly went by the name Rockridge Capital Corp. It changed its corporate name to Zinc One Resources, Inc. in January 2017. Zinc One Resources is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Company acquired Forrester Metals, Inc. in June of 2017. As a result, it acquired the Bongará Mine and Charlotte-Bongará Projects. Both host high-grade, nonsulphide zinc mineralization at or near the surface. At the Bongará Zinc Mine the mineralization is concentrated along and proximal to a NW – trending anticlinal axis over approximately 2.5 kilometers.

The Bongará Zinc Mine was mined in 2007 and 2008 by a previous owner by open-pit methods, dried at the site, and then shipped 540 kilometers westward to the coast where it was processed via a Waelz kiln. This is a processing technology usually applied to flue dust from steel mills to recover zinc. In August 2008, the mine was closed down mainly due to a drop in the price of zinc at that time.

The exploration upside at Charlotte-Bongará includes greater than 8,000 meters of drilling. This includes results of 29.5% Zn across 15.5 meters, 26.1% Zn across 12.5 meters, and 29.7% Zn across 11.5 meters.

Zinc One Resources previously announced the first National Instrument 43-101 (NI 43-101) Mineral Resource estimate for its Bongará Zinc Mine project in north-central Peru. Watts Griffis and McOuat Limited (WGM) prepared the estimate for the Company. A supporting NI 43-101 technical report will be available under Zinc One Resources’ profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.zincone.com within 45 days of this release (dated February 5, 2019).

Recently, Zinc One Resources announced the results of voting at the Company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) of shareholders that took place on March 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Shareholders at the AGM approved all matters. This included the appointment of the four incumbent directors - Dr. William C. Williams, Mr. Barry Girling, Mr. Greg Crowe, and Mr. Gunther Roehlig, for the following year, the re-appointment of Charlton & Co. LLP as auditors of Zinc One Resources, and the renewal of the Company's 10 percent rolling stock option plan.

Zinc One Resources, Inc. (ZZZOF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.006, up 200.00%, on 57,633 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 32,106 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000099999/$0.044199999.

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Smoke Cartel, Inc. (SMKC)

OTC Markets, New Cannabis Ventures, Simply Wall St, Street Insider, Wallet Investor, Proactive Investors, Emerging Growth, Stockhouse, GlobeNewswire and InvestorsHub reported earlier on Smoke Cartel, Inc. (SMKC), and we also highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQB-listed, Smoke Cartel, Inc. is a high-tech, multi-vertical cannabis accessory company. It owns a growing number of exclusive branded product lines available through SmokeCartel.com and Smoke Cartel Wholesale. Retailers and individual consumers can go to Smoke Cartel’s SmokeCartel.com, MindCBD.com, MEDePen.com, AskVape.com, ClubLifted.com, and HeadyPet.com.

Established in 2013, Smoke Cartel has its corporate office in Savannah, Georgia. The Company previously went by the name Lemont, Inc. It changed its name to Smoke Cartel, Inc. in August of 2017. Smoke Cartel, Inc. was named an Excalibur Award Finalist in 2018 with its co-founders featured at the Supply Chain Now Radio and Geekend innovation conference.

Smoke Cartel celebrates craftsmanship and artisans. The Company offers a broad assortment of high quality glass pipes, water pipes, bubblers, spoons, oil and dab rigs, and all accessories. Smoke Cartel has a reputation for delivering top shelf cannabis accessories to more than 125,000 retail customers in more than 50 countries and an additional 1,000-plus wholesale customers.

In March 2019, Smoke Cartel released WeedAlmighty.com as a cannabis content and gaming platform. WeedAlmighty.com is the Company’s latest website launch, centering on a trendy cannabis audience by using clever plays on common-use online gaming and modern content news.

Using Smoke Cartel’s proprietary technology, Warely, the Company has been able to identify compatible market demographics to use for each new web domain it launches. WeedAlmighty is a new place in the industry for the latest cannabis news, cannabis lifestyle information, as well as culture articles.

Recently, Smoke Cartel announced that its proprietary e-commerce technology, Data Backups and Recovery, was accepted into the Shopify App Store. The Shopify add-on, internally known as Data Den, is designed to give Shopify entrepreneurs peace of mind and minimize potential downtime.

The scalable Shopify app serves as a basis for additional apps in the Company’s entry into software as a service (SaaS). Smoke Cartel’s Warely technology received previous notoriety for its innovative E-Commerce Search Engine and advanced Cannabis Industry Database.

Smoke Cartel, Inc. (SMKC), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.11, up 232.3263%, on 65,508 volume with 12 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 8,058 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.013/$0.925000011.

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Acacia Diversified Holdings, Inc. (ACCA)

Proactive Investors, MarketWatch, Zacks, Seeking Alpha, YCharts, Daily Marijuana Observer, Wallet Investor, PR Newswire, Corporate Information, 4-Traders, Otc.watch, Real Pennies, InvestorsHub, GlobeNewswire, Morningstar, Insider Financial, and Simply Wall St reported earlier on Acacia Diversified Holdings, Inc. (ACCA), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter. 

Acacia Diversified Holdings, Inc. is an emerging cannabis business headquartered in Clearwater, Florida. The Company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries are MariJ Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MariJ) and Eufloria Medical of Tennessee, Inc. (Eufloria). Via these, Acacia concentrates on the growing and distribution of new and proprietary medicinal hemp products for patients, USDA certified organic mobile processing and handling solutions for its customers, and technology solutions for the expanding physician market. Acacia Diversified Holdings lists on the OTCQB.

Moreover, Dahlia's Botanicals is another part of the Acacia portfolio. A portion of sales from its U.S.D.A Certified Organic Hemp product goes to the Cannamoms organization.

MariJ Pharmaceuticals is the exclusive organic extraction company. MariJ’s focus is on the extraction and processing of very high quality, high-CBD/low-THC content medical grade cannabis oils from medical cannabis plants. MariJ specializes in organic strains of the plant. This sets itself apart from the general producers of non-organic products.

Additionally, MariJ Pharmaceuticals has the technical expertise and capability to process and formulate the oils and to use them in its compounding operations. Furthermore, it has its proprietary Geotraking Technology. This technology is totally compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability standard (HIPAA), using its “plant to patient” solution.

Acacia Diversified Holdings has a 14-acre farm with 32,000 square feet of indoor grow area in southern Tennessee. It acquired an option to purchase the farm, upon favorable terms, which option, Eufloria Medical of Tennessee intends to exercise. Acacia Diversified Holdings also acquired MEDAHUB Operations Group, Inc. and MEDAHUB, Inc. These are technology companies complete with a current compounding pharmacy license in the State of Florida.

Recently, Acacia Diversified Holdings announced its partnership with Tennessee State University (TSU) for potentially pioneering hemp research. Eufloria Medical of Tennessee will be manufacturing material for the university study. Eufloria is a vertically-integrated hemp operation, an innovative model of operations in Tennessee.

The research partnership aims to create a safe and chemical-free vehicle to obtain the health benefits of the whole-hemp plant into almost anything from food and beverages to topical creams. The TSU research could produce unique ways to obtain whole plant extract.

Acacia Diversified Holdings, Inc. (ACCA), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0195, up 77.2727%, on 16,951,013 volume with 929 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 353,962 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.001629999/$0.150000005.

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ProGreen US, Inc. (PGUS)

Amigo Bulls, InvestorsHub, Market Exclusive, Morningstar, Stockhouse, Marketwired, Uptick Newswire, Investors Hangout, Insider Financial, Penny Stock Prodigy, Promotion Stock Secrets, Barchart, MarketWatch, GuruFocus, and GlobeNewswire reported earlier on ProGreen US, Inc. (PGUS), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter. 

ProGreen US, Inc. engages chiefly with investments in agricultural and real estate projects in Baja California, Mexico. The Company is concentrating on intensifying its property investments in Baja California, Mexico, through its joint venture (JV) partnership with Inmobiliaria Contel, and via its subsidiary Procon Baja JV.  ProGreen US is based in San Diego, California.

Concerning ProGreen US’s Baja Project, the Company entered into a JV with a Mexican landowner, Inmobiliaria Contel and has jointly created Pro Baja. This is its newest JV with ProGreen owning 51 percent and Inmobiliaria Contel 49 percent. ProGreen US established an office location in Ensenada. This office serves as headquarters for all of its activities in Baja California. At present, Contel is active in the high margin produce industry, growing crops for exporters to the U.S. market, with an abundance of land available for expansion under its JV partnership.  

Moreover, 5,100 acres of land was acquired by Procon Baja JV, with 4.7 miles of oceanfront on the Bay of El Rosario, for which a master plan is being drawn for the development of a very large, completely green, global vacation and retirement community named "CieloMar." ProGreen US completed development of the first tract of land, which comprises roughly 300 acres. Of this, some 100 usable acres were cleared.

ProGreen US previously signed another agreement for a further 1,900 acres (500-800 usable for farming), and a 3-year option for 11,500 acres (1000-2500 usable for farming). The land, once developed and prepared, will be offered for long term lease (10-15 years), with the JV holding the title.

ProGreen US previously announced that it's subsidiary, Procon Baja JV (Procon), closed on the purchase and took possession of the new 2,500-acre tract of land in Baja California. The total purchase price is $160,000 (USD).

ProGreen Farms™ Rancho Arenoso is growing chili peppers on the approximately 100 acres now undergoing farming. It has plans for diversifying the operation with other types of produce for U.S. buyers as it expands onto the close by 2,500 acres that ProGreen's Mexican subsidiary, Procon Baja JV, acquired in June of 2018.

Recently, ProGreen US, in combination with its subsidiary, Procon Baja JV, executed a joint venture (JV) alliance contract with real estate giant EXIT Corp International's most successful regional franchise owners of EXIT Southeast. Exit Southeast (EXIT) will coordinate U.S. operations and initiate strategic sales/marketing of Cielo Mar Baja California Resort Sales.

This deal will target and deploy EXIT's 11,000-plus agents, with an extensive database of buyers/investors to commence presales corporate wide, throughout their connected 800 offices in the U.S. and Canada. The Exclusive Contract with EXIT Realty starts March 1, 2019. It gives EXIT access to Cielo Mar’s 10,000-plus unit inventory of Single Family Homes and Multi-Family Condos over the course of the 4 1/2 mile, 5000 acre oceanfront development.

ProGreen US, Inc. (PGUS), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0005, up 66.6667%, on 12,459,215 volume with 42 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,732,506 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000199999/$0.0013.

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Beleave, Inc. (BLEVF)

NetworkNewsWire, Research Pool, TradingView, Marketwired, Penny Stock Tweets, OTC Markets, New Cannabis Ventures, Equities, MarketWatch, Morningstar, 4-Traders, Midas Letter, Daily Marijuana Observer, Weed Newswire, Wallet Investor, The Street, InvestorsHub, Business Insider, Investing News, Cannabis Newswire, Investors Hangout, Stockhouse, Barchart, and Primed Equities reported previously on Beleave, Inc. (BLEVF), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Beleave, Inc. is a diversified biotechnology company with a purpose-built ACMPR licensed cannabis facility near Hamilton, Ontario. Additionally, the OTCQX-listed Company has patient services clinics operating throughout Ontario under the Medi-Green brand. Its wholly-owned subsidiary is Beleave Kannabis Corp. Beleave earlier closed on the acquisition of the Medi-Green Cannabis Clinic Network. London, Ontario is Beleave’s fourth clinic joining three Ontario locations already open in Hamilton, Kingston, and Perth. Beleave is headquartered in Oakville, Ontario.

Beleave has developed water-soluble cannabis-infused powder and sugar products to prepare for the adult recreational cannabis-infused food and beverage market in 2019. Its Hamilton, Ontario laboratory is undergoing expansion to make room for methods to formulate cannabis extracts into soluble, flavorless powders, sugar crystals, and syrups for use in beverages and food products using stability-enhancing techniques for prolonged shelf-life.

The Company’s aim is to provide a consistent, reliable and standardized product to suit the needs of every person. Beleave concentrates on green initiatives. It grows its plants using no pesticides. Furthermore, its facilities host a large-scale, commercial, solar installation that substantially offsets its carbon footprint. Beleave’s water supply is on a closed loop system to recycle every drop.

Beleave’s products include Shishkaberry, CBD god bud, and Cold Creek Kush. Shiskaberryʼs buds have a fruit and berry aroma with shades of purple. CBD god bud was created by mixing an almost pure Sativa strain named Hawaiin with a very strong purple Indica strain. Cold Creek Kush is an Indica-dominant hybrid. It crosses the strong MK Ultra and Chemdawg 91.

In July of 2018, Beleave announced the acquisition of 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Seven Oaks, Inc. This acquisition follows important news of Seven Oaks branded cannabis products being chosen by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation and the BC Liquor Distribution Branch for sale to consumers in deals expected to produce initial revenues of more than $2,900,000. Beleave will offer Seven Oaks-branded cannabis flower, pre-rolls, and oils.

Beleave announced this past November that it secured genetics acquisition agreements for a broad assortment of cannabis seed varieties from different lineages. There will be 90 new varieties introduced in 2019. These have been selected to cover the entire spectrum of low, intermediate, and high THC and CBD profiles.

Recently, Beleave announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Beleave Kannabis was authorized by Health Canada to sell cannabis oil products effective January 11, 2019. After reviewing the application and supporting documentation, Health Canada granted an amended license with modified conditions allowing for the sale of cannabis oil under the Cannabis Regulations.

Beleave, Inc. (BLEVF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.01266, up 111.00%, on 70,780 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 81,093 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.002099999/$0.078000001.

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International Frontier Resources Corporation (IFRTF)

Connecting Investor, YCharts, Wallet Investor, GuruFocus, 4-Traders, MarketWatch, Stockhouse, Marketwired, Otc.Watch, Investment Pitch, Investors Hub, Investing News, Market Screener, and Emerging Growth reported earlier on International Frontier Resources Corporation (IFRTF), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.  

International Frontier Resources Corporation has a demonstrated track record of advancing oil and gas projects. The OTCQB-listed Company, by way of its Mexican subsidiary, Petro Frontera S.A.P.I de CV and strategic joint ventures (JVs) is advancing the development of petroleum and natural gas assets in Mexico.  International Frontier Resources is based in Calgary, Alberta.

International Frontier Resources (IFR) also has projects in the U.S. and Canada. This includes the State of Montana and the Northwest Territories. IFR created a JV company in 2015 - Tonalli Energia - together with Grupo Idesa, one of Mexico’s largest petrochemical companies.  Grupo Idesa is a well-established Mexican petrochemical company.

Block 24 Tecolutla establishes IFR’s Mexican JV as one of the first operators’ in Mexico. In addition, it provides important insights into future rounds. Tecolutla is a very underdeveloped mature field with considerable upside potential.  The Tecolutla Block is in the Tampico-Misantla Basin within the State of Veracruz.

The Tecolutla Field is 7.2 square kilometers. It contains an oil reservoir at 2,340 meters or around 7,700 feet. The Tecolutla Block is a 60-80 m gross pay carbonate reservoir on a structural high with proven oil production.

Tonalli has submitted the regulatory applications and documentation that will allow IFR to go ahead with the drilling permit and operations at Tecolutla. The expectation is that the existing wells at Tecolutla will exceed historic production numbers and peak initial production (IP) rates with the arrival of new recovering techniques, technology, and expertise to be undertaken by Tonalli.

This past November, International Frontier Resources Corporation (IFR) announced that Tonalli Energia, IFR’s JV with Mexican petrochemical leader Grupo IDESA, spudded the first conventional horizontal well, (TEC-11), at its onshore Tecolutla block. TEC-11 is the initial horizontal well in a potential multi-well plan to develop the northern extension of the Tecolutla field that has been identified on Tonalli’s interpretation of the 3D seismic.

Moreover, in December, IFR announced that Tonalli Energia reached total depth at its first conventional horizontal well, (TEC-11), on its onshore Tecolutla block. The TEC-11 field development horizontal well was drilled to a depth of 3283 meters (m) Measured Depth (MD). A total of roughly 670m of measured length of Cretaceous limestone was drilled before the total depth was reached. Oil shows were encountered during drilling.

Furthermore, Tonalli received its first payment from PEMEX for oil shipped from its Tecolutla field. Tonalli’s TEC-10 producing well averaged 156 barrels of oil per day in October and November at an approximate average crude sales price of USD$64.73 per barrel.

International Frontier Resources Corporation (IFRTF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0156, up 143.75%, on 6,250 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,691 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.004/$0.067900002.

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North America Frac Sand, Inc. (NAFS)

PennyStockProfessor,  SMS Penny Picks, DSR News,  eliteotc.com, Wall Street Beauties, WINNINGOTC,  BestDamnPennyStocks,  PennyPickAlerts,  TheNextBigTrade, Stock Commander, Fortune Stock Alerts, and  Penny Stock Hub reported earlier on North America Frac Sand, Inc. (NAFS), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

North America Frac Sand, Inc. is a development stage company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  It owns renewable land leases with the right to extract frac sand from significant mineral deposits situated in the Province of Saskatchewan. The Company has 29,900 acres of leases and lease options, which are 30 kilometers east of Saskatoon. North America Frac Sand lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

North America Frac Sand acquired North America Frac Sand (CA) Ltd. and its acres of leases in 2015. In 2016, North America Frac Sand announced the completion of the due diligence obligatory preceding the decision to close on the acquisition of North America Frac Sand (CA) Ltd. (NAFS-CA).

Frac Sand is a proppant used in the oil & gas industry as part of the hydraulic fracturing process - a way to enhance flow to the wellhead. North America Frac Sand’s strategy is to achieve a major presence in the frac sand industry through developing a long term, high quality, and secure supply of frac sand for the oil & gas industry in Western Canada and the Northwestern United States.

Frac sand must have definite characteristics. These include reaching certain levels of crush resistance, sphericity, and roundness. As a result, frac sand is a relatively rare commodity.

North America Frac Sand has established relationships with all the major well service companies. These include several large oil & gas companies. Additionally, the Company has government and municipality support.

North America Frac Sand’s short-term plan is to prove out the balance of its major resource. Its long-term plan is to begin shipments of frac sand as soon as possible.

In addition, the Company’s strategy is to develop and maximize the mineral deposit under its land and optioned leases. Its strategy is also to develop a long-term relationship with well service and oil & gas companies that center on quality service and product. Furthermore, North America Frac Sand’s strategy involves providing a year-round supply of frac sand to customers.

North America Frac Sand received its initial "Technical Report" addressing its Eagle Creek Property in Saskatchewan on May 25, 2017. The Technical Report encompasses exploration to date on a portion of the Company’s leased areas (roughly 12,100 hectares [29,900 acres]).

Recently, North America Frac Sand announced it has been in discussions with numerous Canadian publicly traded companies concerning its Eagle Ridge Property.

Mr. Joseph Kistler, North America Frac Sand President, said, "The Company has been involved with substantive discussions regarding the furtherance of the Eagle Ridge Frac Sand project and I am pleased to report that the interest has been extremely positive. It is my intention to partner with a group (in Canada near the Eagle Ridge project) that is capable to complete the drilling program so that the true value of the Company owned leases will be validated and bring value to the company's preferred and common shareholders. We plan on deciding in the very near future.”

North America Frac Sand, Inc. (NAFS), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.007, up 75.00%, on 34,857 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 106,424 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.002499999/$0.032200001.

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Trxade Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS)

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

Year-end financial results reported by Trxade Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS) underscore the company’s expectations that 2020 will be a successful year of growth for the integrated pharmaceutical services firm (http://nnw.fm/Xk9V4) despite the economic ravages industries are experiencing worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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

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

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

Business-to-Business (B2B)

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

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

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

Consumer

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

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

Retail

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

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

Health Care Market

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

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

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

TRxADE’s programs include:

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

Management Team 

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

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

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

Trxade Group Inc. (MEDS), closed Thursday's trading session at $6.025, up 0.921273%, on 39,792 volume with 217 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 124,867 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), 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 that, following its pending merger and name change to Availa Bio, the newly branded, publicly-traded company will be entering the hand sanitizer market through the founders of Cannaworx. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/g8pWE. Also today, the company was highlighted in a publication from Financialnewsmedia.com, examining how the hand sanitizer market is witnessing the exponential growth from the past few years, and recently the sales of hand sanitizers has swelled across every region in the world, which has led to a shortage across the globe. The global hand sanitizer market is expected to grow from USD 1.2 billion in 2019 to USD 2.14 billion by 2027, at a CARG of 7.5% during the forecast period 2019-2027. 

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 $3.88, up 14.1176%, on 27,537 volume with 95 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 12,588 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.600600004/$4.48999977.

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

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

With its fully licensed and constructed White Mesa Mill (WMM), Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR) is prepared to enter the Rare Earth Element (REE) industry. The move is in line with Energy Fuels’ strategic initiative to play a key role in bringing the REE supply chain back to the United States from China (http://nnw.fm/88lAP).

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 $1.52, up 4.8276%, on 1,819,281 volume with 4,283 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,840,477 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.779999971/$3.31999993.

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Predictive Oncology (NASDAQ: POAI)

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

Predictive Oncology (NASDAQ: POAI) has entered the race to develop a COVID19 vaccine with the announced acquisition of Soluble Therapeutics and the subsequent partnership and licensing of a novel nanoparticle vaccine technology platform recently developed by Dr. Daniel Carter. According to the update, the ground-breaking vaccine technology is based on a self-assembling nanoparticle called NSP10, which follows a foundational vaccine platform developed earlier by Dr. Carter and his team, using another self-assembling protein called ferritin*. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/cdB5E

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 $1.40, up 0.719424%, on 3,682,651 volume with 9,517 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 862,329 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 Inc. (CSE: SHRM) (OTCQB: SHRMF) (FWB: 496) was featured today in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. For the past few years, the medical marijuana industry in Florida has been held back by legislation that puts an immense amount of pressure on sellers. State legislation requires that the medical marijuana industry be vertically integrated. Facilities that sell marijuana on a retail level must also cultivate, process, and transport the product.

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 $1.03, up 16.3842%, on 1,554,242 volume with 1,637 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 294,688 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.221/$1.04999995.

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

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

Two significant deals and an e-bike delivery have, in part, fueled an almost 50% stock increase for Exro Technologies Inc. (CSE: XRO) (OTCQB: EXROF), a Canadian-based technology pioneer developing an intelligent energy-management system to dramatically improve the performance of electric motors and power trains. The company’s impressive performance has not gone unnoticed.

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 $0.293, up 4.6429%, on 211,967 volume with 86 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 136,986 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.124389998/$0.522899985.

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National Storm Recovery Inc. (OTC: NSRI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight National Storm Recovery Inc. (NSRI).

National Storm Recovery (OTC: NSRI), a provider of tree services, debris hauling, removal and bio-mass recycling, manufacturing, packaging and sales of next-generation mulch products, today announced the grand opening of a new 100-acre facility located in Astatula, Florida. Close in proximity to one of the U.S. areas most affected by hurricanes, the strategic location allows those hard-hit communities optimal access to recovery relief. “We are excited about this new location and the opportunity that it brings to the community as well as commercial customers,” NSRI CEO Tony Raynor said in the news release. “With an expedient zoning approval process, due to a complete lack of opposition to the plant’s construction, the community seems to welcome the facility’s presence and environmental solutions.” To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/nL6lG

National Storm Recovery Inc. (OTC: NSRI), through its subsidiaries, including National Storm Recovery, LLC (DBA Central Florida Arbor Care and Mulch Manufacturing, Inc.), provides tree services, debris hauling, removal and bio-mass recycling, manufacturing, packaging and sales of next-generation mulch products. The company’s primary corporate objective is to provide a solution for the treatment and handling of tree debris that is historically sent to local landfills and disposal sites, creating an environmental burden and pressure on disposal sites around the nation.

Environmentally Friendly

National Storm and the solutions provided by its Sustainable Green Team are founded in sustainability. The company’s vertically integrated operations begin with the collection of tree debris through its tree services division and collection sites. Tree bio-mass is then moved through the processing division for recycling and manufacturing into a variety of organic, attractive, next-generation mulch products to be packaged and sold to retailers, landscapers, installers and garden centers.

The company’s solutions create a synergistic and environmentally beneficial solution to tree and storm waste disposal that historically has created an environmental burden on landfills and disposal sites around the nation.

National Storm’s customers include governmental, residential and commercial customers and now big box retailers. The company is headquartered in Florida.

Strategic Acquisition

National Storm in February 2020 acquired 35-year-old industry leader and innovator Mulch Manufacturing, Inc., an Ohio corporation. Structured as a share exchange, this strategic partnership provides National Storm with a significantly larger footprint in the mulch industry.

The acquisition includes Mulch Manufacturing’s national and international distribution agreements, an increase in production and packaging capacity, and its sales contracts with numerous big box retailers. Mulch Manufacturing includes mulch production, sawmill operation, Natures Reflections colorant manufacturing and equipment manufacturing.

Next-Gen Products

National Storm’s vision and commitment to the environment is paired with Mulch Manufacturing’s revolutionary “next-generation” mulch product, Nature’s Reflection’s Softscape®.

Softscape mulch products, created from natural forest products, are color-enhanced with environmentally safe colorants to provide four-year color retention and are free from contaminants. Safe for people and pets, Softscape allows water and air to penetrate soil and roots, which is vital to plant health and growth.

Expansion Plans

National Storm plans to expand its operations through a combination of organic growth, through its partnership with a nationally recognized waste disposal company, and through strategic acquisitions that are both accretive to earnings and positioned for rapid growth from the resulting synergistic opportunities identified.

The company has received final zoning approval for its 100-acre site, located in Lake County, Astatula, Florida, which will serve as the company’s flagship tree debris collection site. The facility will also house the company’s mulch manufacturing, soil composting and production bagging. This prime location includes a 5,000-square-foot building that contains warehouse and office space. The 100-acre property can accommodate millions of cubic yards of organic debris and will allow National Storm’s debris hauling division to realize significant savings on its transportation costs.

National Storm has chosen as its new headquarters the Mulch Manufacturing 100,000-square-foot building in Jacksonville, Florida. The facility comprises centralized operations of Mulch Manufacturing, Inc. and National Storm Recovery, LLC, and has ample room to expand as the needed.

Leadership

National Storm’s Sustainable Green Team boasts more than 40 years of next-level experience with mulch manufacturing, treating and caring for trees. This team is guided by a roster of highly qualified professionals:

  • Tony Raynor, Chief Executive Officer
  • Edward Lee, Chief Operating Officer
  • Ralph Spencer, Director of Business Development, Strategic Acquisitions
  • Steve Ogden, ISA-Certified Arborist
  • Rick Starcher, Master Chemist
  • Peder K. Davisson, Esq., Corporate/Securities Counsel

National Storm Recovery Inc. (OTC: NSRI), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.35, even for the day, on 1,265 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 909 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$3.00.

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Sigma Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB)

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

Sigma Labs (NASDAQ: SGLB), a leading developer of quality-assurance software for the additive manufacturing industry, recently issued a letter to shareholders. In the letter, Sigma executive chairman Mark K. Ruport examined the anticipated impact of COVID-19 on the company and discussed upcoming milestones. To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/ymF5v

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 $2.57, off by 8.8652%, on 569,763 volume with 2,248 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 318,100 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.97000002/$17.00.

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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 (NASDAQ: ICLK), an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider in China, today announced the results of a recent partnership with the Japanese government agency JIEDO (Japan International Economic Development Organization) to help the prefectural governments of Osaka and Wakayama attract more Chinese tourists to the relatively less-travelled southern Kansai region. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/2mTGO

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 $4.86, up 3.1847%, on 361,117 volume with 2,172 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 303,753 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 its entry into a Letter of Intent ("LOI") with Los Angeles-based Whisper Weed Delivery, a leading California cannabis delivery services provider. In accordance with the LOI, Cannabis Global will provide management services in exchange for fees equivalent to 51% of the profits derived from Whisper Weed's cannabis delivery services throughout the entire greater Los Angeles regional marketplace. To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/gg96L

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 $0.245, up 11.3636%, on 109,511 volume with 73 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 19,824 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$3.00.

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Willow Biosciences Inc. (TSX: WLLW) (OTCQB: CANSF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Willow Biosciences Inc. (TSX: WLLW) (OTCQB: CANSF).

Willow Biosciences Inc. ("Willow" or the "Company") (TSX: WLLW;OTCQB: CANSF) has released its financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2020. "We took a major step forward as a company in the first quarter of this year that has allowed us to bring forward our commercialization timing by six months" said Trevor Peters, Willow's President and Chief Executive Officer. "The partnership we formed with Albany Molecular Research, Inc. ("AMRI") and the work we have done on our proprietary cannabinoid-producing yeast strain really delineates a significant portion of the science risk for the Company and clearly sets us on the path towards revenue generation. We are still carefully monitoring the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. Our priority is the safety of our people and their communities and we continue to work with local authorities at all our locations to ensure we comply with all regulations and do all we can to assist during this trying time."

Willow Biosciences Inc. (TSX: WLLW) (OTCQB: CANSF) is a leading developer of biosynthetic production systems for high-value, plant-derived active pharmaceutical ingredients (“APIs”) and intermediates. The company’s cannabidiol (“CBD”) yeast-based biosynthesis program produces a high yield, ultrapure, low-cost and scalable manufacturing solution for pharmaceutical, food, beverage and personal care consumers of CBD.

The company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Biosynthesis Platform

Willow’s proprietary yeast-based lab strains produce CBD, tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”), and cannabigerol (“CBG”), as well as certain minor and novel cannabinoids.

The company’s expertise in the esoteric field of biosynthesis and in delivering commercial fermentation pathways for the production of pharmaceutical-grade compounds grew from its origins in opiate research. Willow recently delivered a de novo biosynthesis pathway in yeast for thebaine, a key precursor API used as a feedstock in the manufacture of semi-synthetic opiates such as naloxone (used to reverse opioid overdose) and several common analgesics. Led by Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Peter Facchini, Willow’s research team discovered and patented numerous previously unknown genes coding for core catalytic pathway enzymes, as well as a number of additional non-pathway, yet commercially-essential, accessory genes.

Utilizing this proven synthetic biology platform, Willow’s research team has already begun producing cannabinoids at lab scale, using yeast as the host cell “factory.” This biosynthetic fermentation-based process is capable of producing pharmaceutical grade CBD in 10 days – far less time than traditional plant-based extraction methods.

Willow anticipates its technology can be scaled to produce hundreds of kilograms per batch of cannabinoid API at less than $1,000 per kilogram, thus costing approximately 60% less than current chemical synthesis methods and 90% less than conventional plant-based extraction methods.

World-Class Collaboration

Willow and Noramco Inc., the world’s largest producer of high-quality synthetic cannabinoid APIs and other controlled substance APIs for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, have an exclusive, worldwide Joint Development Agreement (“JDA”) to design a yeast-based biosynthesis platform for the production and distribution of a highly pure CBD isolate.

The mutually exclusive agreement calls for Willow to be responsible for optimizing yeast strains in a biosynthetic process to generate ultrapure CBD at high yield and substantially lower cost compared to current methods. Noramco will leverage its decades of experience in producing and delivering CBD and pharmaceutical APIs by being responsible for the scale-up, regulatory submission, marketing and distribution of products manufactured under the JDA.

Each company will invest comparable funds, will retain the intellectual property associated with their respective scopes of work and share equally in gross profits from sales of products manufactured under the JDA.

Market Opportunity

The agreement with Noramco (http://nnw.fm/Mz1vW) addresses the increasing demand for CBD-based APIs and other CBD-infused products by pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, consumer packaged goods, beverages and other industry sectors.

The U.S. market potential of cannabinoids is significant, with industry analysts projecting $50 billion in cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical sales and $16 billion in CBD consumer goods retail sales by 2025. As of June 2019, 34 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands have legalized cannabis for medical use. Another 13 states and territories have approved recreational cannabis for adult use while other states are considering similar measures.

The cannabinoid API market continues to evolve with CBD and other cannabinoid-based treatment options currently in clinical trials for indications such as post-traumatic stress syndrome, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain, schizophrenia, cancer treatments and other challenging unmet medical conditions.

Capitalization

Willow is fully funded after raising $29 million via private placement and $8 million in exercised warrants by Tuatara Capital Fund II, L.P. Proceeds of the funding will be used to enhance the existing laboratory space in Calgary and Vancouver, Canada, and in San Francisco, California. The company anticipates exiting 2020 with $15.8 million in cash.

Leadership

President and CEO Trevor Peters is an experienced executive who co-founded four startup companies in the past 15 years. He has raised over $1 billion in equity and debt financings at various stages of corporate development and has been integral to successful transactions totaling over $4 billion on sale. Mr. Peters previously was chief financial officer at Caracal Energy Inc., which sold to Glencore plc in 2014 for $1.8 billion.

Chief Financial Officer Travis Doupe has over 18 years of experience in financial leadership roles, principally in the international oil and gas industry, where he provided corporate strategic direction while overseeing all aspects of financial operations. Mr. Doupe is the treasurer and a member of the board of directors of the Canada Council for the Americas – Alberta and holds a CA-CPA designation and earned a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Calgary.

Dr. Peter Facchini, Chief Scientific Officer, has been professor of plant biochemistry in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary since 1995. He is recognized internationally as a leader in plant specialized metabolite biosynthesis. Dr. Facchini is the Canada Research Chair in Plant Metabolic Processes Biotechnology and has published more than 150 research papers and scholarly articles. Dr. Facchini received a PhD from the University of Toronto and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Kentucky and Université de Montréal.

Dr. Joseph Tucker, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, holds more than 20 issued or pending patents and is a member of the Board of Directors of BioAlberta. He has extensive senior leadership experience in multiple public and private biotech companies. Dr. Tucker received a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Calgary.

Willow Biosciences Inc. (OTCQB: CANSF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.26648, off by 4.4875%, on 7,600 volume with 7 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 9,257 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.239999994/$0.934599995.

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VIVO Cannabis Inc. (TSX.V: VIVO) (OTC: VVCIF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight VIVO Cannabis Inc. (VVCIF).

VIVO Cannabis Inc. (TSX: VIVOOTCQX: VVCIF) ("VIVO" or the "Company") today released its first quarter 2020 financial and operating results. "Our positive first quarter 2020 results were fueled by a net revenue increase of 24% compared with the previous quarter," said Barry Fishman, CEO of VIVO. "Several of our Canna Farms™ and Fireside™ cannabis 2.0 products are showing strong momentum, and the VIVO team continued to execute well on plans related to our four strategic priorities, despite COVID-19 related challenges. 

VIVO Cannabis Inc. (TSX.V: VIVO) (OTC: VVCIF) is a globally licensed, cost efficient producer of premium quality, organic, standardized medicinal cannabis. One of the earliest licensed medical marijuana producers under Canada’s federally-controlled Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), VIVO has five years of operating experience in the burgeoning medical marijuana space through its flagship operation, ABcann Medicinals, Inc. The company recently received its Health Canada license to produce medical cannabis oils and is working toward production of saleable, extracted, finished products that will lead to a final inspection allowing sales of its oils.

“Receipt of the license to produce cannabis oils is a major milestone in our pursuit to provide our medical cannabis patients with additional product formats that can be precisely dosed. The expansion and innovation of our product lines are a top priority for the Company as we continue to serve the needs of our customers, and we anticipate strong demand for our cannabis oil products,” VIVO CEO Barry Fishman said.

VIVO owns and operates a fully functioning 14,500 square foot facility in Napanee, Ontario, which is being doubled in size to produce 1,400 kg of cannabis per year. The company’s expansion plans include adding a seasonal greenhouse and a hybrid, multipurpose facility, capable of producing 31,000 kg of cannabis per year between the two facilities, to be constructed on 65 acres it already owns near the Napanee facility. This additional location is properly zoned with existing infrastructure in place for an eventual 1.2 million square feet of production space.

VIVO has built a reputation over the years for its best-in-class standardized approach to growing cannabis that includes the absence of pesticides and a computer monitored growing technique that provides a consistent, pharmaceutical-grade with high yields. The company’s custom, scalable growing chambers with proprietary lighting can be replicated anywhere in the world, leading to lower production costs. This technique has helped it record a customer retention rate of 94.7 percent alongside 30 percent month-over-month customer growth. When combined with VIVO’s current yield rate, which it has measured at roughly 100 percent greater than the industry average, the company has constructed a strong foundation upon which to build a sizable presence in the global cannabis industry.

This global growth potential is illustrated by VIVO’s partnership with Israel’s Syqe Medical, producer of the world’s first selective-dose pharmaceutical grade medicinal plant inhaler. After visiting VIVO’s production facility, Perry Davidson, founder of Syqe Medical, noted that the company’s production technologies put it “in a class with the best in the world” in its ability to produce standardized pharmaceutical grade cannabis.

VIVO’s recent acquisition of Harvest Medicine Inc. represents further progress toward the company’s goal of becoming a vertically integrated medical cannabis company. Harvest Medicine is one of the fastest growing medical cannabis clinics in Canada – adding over 1,200 new patients monthly from a single location – with an aggressive expansion plan and a patient-focused approach that perfectly aligns with VIVO’s philosophy of quality and innovation.

VIVO’s seasoned management team, board of directors and advisory board features well over a century of combined industry experience. Fishman, who has over 20 years of experience as a business leader, previously served as CEO of both Teva Canada and Taro Canada, as vice president of marketing at Eli Lilly Canada, and as past chair of the Canadian Generic Manufacturers Association. He most recently served as CEO of international specialty pharmaceutical company Merus Labs.

Notably, VIVO also has access to the ‘Father of Cannabis Research’, Raphael Mechoulam, PhD, through its board of advisors. An organic chemist and professor of medicinal chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mechoulam was the first scientist to isolate both cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). He has received more than 25 prestigious academic awards, including the Rothschild Prize in Chemical Sciences and Physical Sciences in 2012.

With more than 65 acres of growth capacity, a healthy cash balance to fund upcoming construction efforts, steady sales growth, industry-leading yield rates and an established operations team in place, VIVO is well positioned to compete in the rapidly expanding Canadian cannabis industry and beyond.

VIVO Cannabis Inc. (VVCIF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.185, off by 3.6458%, on 197,386 volume with 38 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 160,861 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.109999999/$0.54519999.

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

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

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF), a leading producer of premium, certified-organic cannabis, today announced that it will be releasing its first quarter 2020 financial results after market close on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The company will also hold a conference call with analysts at 9:00 AM ET on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/7Yf5a

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Green Organic Dutchman (OTC: TGODF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.17544, off by 4.7815%, on 683,070 volume with 266 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 955,548 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.150000005/$3.19000005.

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

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

Sproutly Canada, Inc. (CSE:SPR) (OTCQB:SRUTF) (FSE:38G) announces a business transformation plan that will shift the Company’s resources away from cannabis cultivation to focus on the commercialization of its proprietary APP Technology (the “Business Transformation Plan”). As part of the implementation of the Business Transformation Plan, Infusion Biosciences Inc. (“Infusion Biosciences”) has committed to further investment into the Company and to provide additional human capital resources to execute on the new plan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Management

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

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

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

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

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

Sproutly Canada, Inc. (OTCQB: SRUTF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0415, off by 18.7867%, on 376,704 volume with 66 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 290,060 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.037999998/$0.634100019.

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