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Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BLCM)

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Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a leader in developing novel, controllable cellular immunotherapies for cancers. A clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, its next-generation product candidates are differentiated by strong cell signaling technologies designed to produce more effective CAR-T and CAR-NK™ cell therapies. The Company is engineering high-performance cellular immunotherapies and unleashing their power against a wide variety of cancers. Bellicum Pharmaceuticals is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Bellicum’s lead GoCAR-T® candidate is BPX-601. The design of it is to be a more efficacious CAR-T cell product capable of overriding key immune inhibitory mechanisms. The Company has a pipeline of investigational immunotherapies. These feature its proprietary GoCAR™ technology designed to power durable patient responses.

Bellicum’s proprietary GoCAR™ technology is built to enhance effector cell proliferation and functional persistence through resisting exhaustion and driving production of immunomodulatory cytokines, overpowering the inhibitory signals from the tumor microenvironment. The design of GoCAR™ technology is to enlist broader immune cell engagement to target resistant tumor cells that have evaded immune recognition. These high-performance GoCAR™ cells and the host immunity they re-ignite work jointly against immune evasion and potential antigen escape to prevent tumor relapse for more durable patient responses.

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals’ BPX-601 is GoCAR-T® for solid tumors. Its BPX-603 is dual switch GoCAR-T® for solid tumors. In addition, the design of its GoCAR-NK™ technology is to enhance NK cell proliferation, survival, and cytotoxic function to deliver the potential to treat tumors that traditional NK cell therapies cannot reach.

The Company has its BCMA GoCAR-NK™ Program. It has initiated preclinical development of an allogeneic, GoCAR™ natural killer (NK) cell therapy targeting B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA). BCMA is over-expressed in multiple myeloma cells and is a clinically validated immunotherapy target.

Furthermore, Bellicum Pharmaceuticals has its RIVO-CEL™ as part of its pipeline. RIVO-CEL allogeneic T-cell therapy incorporates the Company’s CaspaCIDe® safety switch. The intention of it is to improve hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) outcomes in the treatment of hematological malignancies and inherited blood disorders.

In late May, Bellicum Pharmaceuticals announced the publication of preclinical data from its GoCAR-NK™ Cell Program in the digital edition of Blood Advances. This is a journal published by The American Society of Hematology. The article is titled “Inducible MyD88/CD40 synergizes with IL-15 to enhance antitumor efficacy of CAR-NK cells.”

The Company’s proprietary inducible MyD88/CD40 (iMC) activation switch is incorporated into its GoCAR product candidates. In this study, incorporating iMC into CAR-NK cells was found to improve cell proliferation and persistence, stimulate cytokine production, and enhance innate cytotoxicity against tumor cells in numerous models.

In June, Bellicum Pharmaceuticals announced clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of its investigational new drug application (IND) for BPX-603. BPX-603 is a GoCAR-T® product candidate targeting solid tumors that express human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). BPX-603 is Bellicum’s first dual-switch GoCAR-T® product candidate that incorporates the Company’s iMC activation and CaspaCIDe® safety switch technologies.

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BLCM), closed Tuesday's trading session at $7.54, off by 0.13245%, on 39,687 volume with 359 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 97,636 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.31999993/$27.8999996.

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Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (CCRN)

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Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. is a leader in providing total talent management. This includes strategic workforce solutions, contingent staffing, permanent placement, as well as other consultative services for healthcare clients. The Company’s solutions leverage its more than 30 years of expertise and insight to assist clients in solving complex labor-related challenges. This is while maintaining high-quality outcomes. Founded in 1986, Cross Country Healthcare lists on the NasdaqGS. The Company is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

Cross Country Healthcare’s dedication is to recruiting and placing highly qualified healthcare professionals in virtually every specialty and area of expertise. The Company is a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Award winner. It was the first public company to earn The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for Health Care Staffing Services Certification with Distinction.

Cross Country Healthcare has a distinct array of innovative staffing services. It is a leading provider of travel nurse and allied staffing, per diem staffing, physician and advanced practice locum tenens, education staffing and physician and executive search services.

Additionally, the Company is a foremost provider of workforce solutions. This includes Managed Service Programs (MSP), Internal Resource Pool (IRP) Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Transition Staffing, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), and Consulting services. Cross Country Healthcare has two decades of MSP solutions for more than 3,100 facilities nationwide.

Recently, Cross Country Healthcare announced that Dr. Janice E. Nevin, MD, MPH, was elected to serve as a member of its Board of Directors, effective May 19, 2020. Since 2015, Dr. Nevin has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ChristianaCare. Dr. Nevin graduated from Harvard University and earned her medical degree with honors from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

Mr. Kevin Clark, Co-Founder and CEO of Cross Country Healthcare, said, "Dr. Nevin is a leader and pioneer in healthcare at one of the country’s most dynamic healthcare organizations. We’re pleased to welcome her to the Board of Directors and value her depth of experience and insight she brings to our company. She joins our company at an exciting stage of evolution and we are confident she’ll provide valuable perspective as we continue to execute our strategy and drive profitability."

Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (CCRN), closed Tuesday's trading session at $6.66, up 9.7199%, on 321,545 volume with 2,324 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 327,984 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $4.50/$13.42.

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flooidCX Corp. (FLCX)

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OTCQB-listed, flooidCX Corp. is a customer experience solutions enterprise. The Company provides customer care and feedback solutions. Global experts, flooidCX helps bridge the customer care and feedback gap between companies and consumers through unifying communications and collaborations over one seamless platform. flooidCX has its corporate headquarters in Oakville, Ontario.

The Company improves customer retention and increases new sales by way of upsells and cross-selling. flooidCX’s solutions include Resolution1 and GripeVine. Resolution1 helps businesses to never lose track of customer feedback or customer inquiries. It enables businesses to take back control of the customer conversation and lead with an “end to end” cloud based solution.

Resolution1 works right out of the box. It helps any business improve their customer support operations across numerous departments and agents. The design of its platform is to grow and scale to a client’s needs, whether they are a start-up, SME or Enterprise based business.

GripeVine is a pay-wall free social sentiment-gathering platform for Customer Feedback. GripeVine offers companies an opportunity to create positive outcomes in after-sales customer interactions. It is the “go to” consumer-to-business platform for many Fortune 1000 brands.

GripeVine has its proprietary customer care and feedback management platform. Customers can rate their experiences, good or bad, offer compliments, or seek resolution through interacting directly with business agents.

This past April, flooidCX announced its latest contract win with Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation. This is to design and build out its customer experience CRM solution so as to provide a better customer experience for its customers and franchisees. Mr. David Briggs founded Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation in 2012. It quickly grew into one of the hottest franchises according to CNBC and also ranking among the top 100 Franchises in 2020 by Franchise Gator. Mosquito Shield has been providing residential and commercial customers with professional mosquito and tick control services since 2001.

flooidCX Corp. (FLCX), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.033, even for the day, on 20,000 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5,208 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.011199999/$0.170000001.

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Melkior Resources, Inc. (MKRIF)

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Melkior Resources, Inc. engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties in Canada. The Company primarily explores for gold, nickel, copper, platinum group elements (PGEs), and volcanic mafic sulfide (VMS). It concentrates on acquiring and developing grassroots exploration projects in major mining camps in the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Founded in 1986, Melkior Resources is headquartered in Timmins, Ontario. The Company lists on the OTC Markets.

Melkior’s activities span three areas. These are The Timmins Gold Camp, the Hemlo Gold Camp, and the Urban-Barry Gold Camp. Its flagship property is the Carscallen Gold Project in Timmins. The Carscallen Gold Project hosts 7 gold zones. It has the potential for VMS mineralization at depth.

In the Hemlo Gold Camp, Melkior has its White Lake Project. Ownership is 100 percent Melkior Resources. The Surface area is 370 claim units, covering 60km2. In the Urban-Barry Gold Camp the Company has its Maseres Project. Ownership here is also 100 percent Melkior. The surface area is 200km2.

This month, Melkior Resources announce that it completed a till sampling survey on its Maseres Property. It will provide results once received. This survey consisted of a follow up on soil anomalies, which were earlier defined by Melkior in 2019. Following a review performed in early 2020, Melkior observed numerous soil anomalies showing a glacial drift pattern. This indicates a potential source of the anomalies up-ice from the soil survey and not necessarily directly under the anomalies. Subsequently, Melkior planned and completed a B-horizon till sampling survey on specific areas to better define the presence of a glacial drift over potential mineralized sources.

On July 10, 2020, Melkior Resources announced that its $1 Million financing with Kirkland Lake Gold of 1,250,000 units at $0.80 per unit, earlier announced on May 20, 2020 is proceeding. Melkior expects it to close within the next 30 days.

Mr. Jonathon Deluce, Chief Executive Officer of Melkior Resources, said, “We continue to have positive discussions with Kirkland Lake as we work to finalize the potential Option and JV agreement. We appreciate the patience of all our shareholders and will provide a further update as soon as possible. We look forward to getting back to work on our Carscallen project.”

Melkior Resources, Inc. (MKRIF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.68, up 1.6291%, on 13,000 volume with 12 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 20,360 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.010599999/$0.875100016.

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Perceptron, Inc. (PRCP)

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Perceptron, Inc. is a top international provider of 3D automated metrology solutions and coordinate measuring machines. It develops, produces, and sells a comprehensive range of automated industrial metrology products and solutions to manufacturing organizations for dimensional gauging, dimensional inspection, and 3D scanning. Perceptron has its corporate headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan. The Company has subsidiary operations in Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Slovakia, Spain, and the United Kingdom (UK). Perceptron was founded in 1981 by graduates of The General Motors Institute (previously GMI and now Kettering University).

Perceptron’s products include 3D machine vision solutions, robot guidance, coordinate measuring machines, laser scanning and advanced analysis software. Worldwide automotive, aerospace, and other manufacturing companies rely on Perceptron's metrology solutions to help in managing their complex manufacturing processes to improve quality, shorten product launch times, and lessen costs. Greater than 900 systems, 12,000 Perceptron measuring sensors, and more than 3,000 COORD3 coordinate measuring machines are in active daily use around the world.

At the end of April 2020, Perceptron announced that a premium international automotive manufacturer expanded their demand for in-line AccuSite systems by adding two mainline stations. In August 2018, Perceptron announced an order for 24 absolute accurate in-line systems with AccuSite to measure closure panels. Those systems have entered production and because of their success, the customer expanded their AccuSite footprint with two multi-robot configurations. This increases the overall throughput of the manufacturer’s process control plan.

Mr. Rick Van Valkenburg, Perceptron’s Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, said in April, “Our AccuSite solution has the scalability to track up to six robots with as many as ten Trackers, enabling measurement of all points on the assembly. These system orders represent our first repeat customer order for AccuSite and are a validation of the technology and the solution on the plant floor.”

Recently, Perceptron announced results for the three months ended March 31, 2020 (Fiscal Q3 2020). Highlights include Net Sales of $12.7 million; a Net Loss of $(3.9) million; Adjusted Net Loss of ($1.1) million; and Adjusted EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization) of $(1.0) million.

Total Bookings were $10.9 million and Total Backlog was $31.2 million. Cash and Cash Equivalents was $10.6 million.

Perceptron, Inc. (PRCP), closed Tuesday's trading session at $4.87, up 0.205761%, on 629,375 volume with 2,771 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,638,950 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.33999991/$7.28999996.

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Rainmaker Worldwide, Inc. (RAKR)

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Rainmaker Worldwide, Inc. produces drinking water for communities. Its patented water technology provides economical drinking water at scale wherever it's required. In essence, the Company is creating safe drinking water where little or none exists. Rainmaker’s aim is to become a worldwide leader in solving the global water crisis. Rainmaker Worldwide is based in Peterborough, Ontario. The Company also has an innovation and manufacturing center in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Rainmaker Worldwide’s important global markets are the humanitarian sector and the commercial sector. For the humanitarian sector, it is helping to bring safe drinking water to over 800 million people who are living without access to clean water. For the commercial sector, the Company’s emphasis is on oil and gas, agri-food, and mining that needs a cost-effective, environmentally friendly solution for cleaning their wastewater.

Rainmaker Worldwide technology is suitable for communities of 200 to 30,000 people, depending on the number of units deployed. Its technology is wind and solar powered, is deployable anywhere, and leaves no carbon traces. In addition, Rainmaker Worldwide offer options for hybrid, grid, as well as diesel-powered models.

Rainmaker Worldwide builds two kinds of energy-efficient, fresh water-producing technologies. One is Air-to-Water, which harvests fresh water from the air. Air-to-Water units are available in three standard sizes, producing 5,000, 10,000 or 20,000 liters of drinking water per unit per day.

The other is Water-to-Water, which transforms seawater or polluted water into drinking water. Water-to-Water units are available in three standard sizes producing 37,500, 75,000 or 150,000 liters per unit per day.

Last week, Sphere 3D Corp. announced that it entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which it will acquire all of the outstanding securities of Rainmaker Worldwide, Inc. Upon closing, Sphere 3D's name will change to Rainmaker Worldwide, Inc. Its business model will center on Water-as-a-Service. Rainmaker Worldwide management will assume leadership of the combined entity.

Sphere 3D delivers containerization, virtualization, and data management solutions through hybrid cloud, cloud and on-premise implementations via its international reseller network and professional services organization. Sphere 3D has a portfolio of brands, including HVE ConneXions, UCX ConneXions, and SnapServer® dedicated to helping customers realize their IT (Information Technology) objectives.

Today, Rainmaker Worldwide announced the appointment of Mr. Steve Grasso to its Advisory Board, effective immediately. Mr. Grasso is the Director of Institutional Sales at Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc. In addition, he is an On Air Market Analyst on CNBC. His achievements in trade have made him a recognized and respected voice across financial markets.

Rainmaker Worldwide, Inc. (RAKR), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.3297, up 6.3548%, on 484,950 volume with 149 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 687,704 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0052/$0.741100013.

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Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (TRCH)

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Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc., via its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, and/or development of oil and natural gas properties in the USA. The Company is a high growth oil and gas Exploration and Production (E&P) company with a chief emphasis on the acquisition and development of highly profitable domestic oil fields. Torchlight Energy Resources has its head office in Plano, Texas. The Company lists on the Nasdaq GS.

Torchlight has assets focused in West and Central Texas where its targets are established plays such as the Permian Basin. The Company’s current projects are in the Midland Basin (Wolfcamp A&B), the Orogrande Basin (Hudspeth County, Texas), and the Delaware Basin (Winkler County, Texas).

Wolfcamp A&B is approximately 12,000 gross acres (9,600 net acres), 100 percent of which will be operated – 75 percent Net Revenue Interest (NRI). There are 19 contiguous sections with a potential of as many as 300 horizontal drilling locations targeting the Wolfcamp A and B formations.

At Hudspeth County, Torchlight Energy Resources owns a 72.5 percent working interest (WI) in full, roughly 134,000 net acre unit. The Company is targeting 1300’ of primary pay – described as WolfPenn. There is an additional unconventional pay in the Barnett and Woodford.

In Winkler County, Torchlight has about 1100 gross acres, 10.72 percent WI (non-operated). 10,000 foot laterals can be drilled and also 5,000 foot laterals. The Company has a 75 percent NRI on the project.

Last month, Torchlight Energy Resources announced the closing of the registered direct offering announced on June 12, 2020. Torchlight sold 7,894,737 shares to the investor. As part of the offering, it issued to the investor a warrant to purchase up to 3,157,895 shares of common stock. Total gross proceeds were about $3.0 million before deducting expenses payable by Torchlight in connection with the offering. Torchlight’s intention is to use the net cash proceeds for drilling obligations, debt interest payments, as well as general corporate purposes.

Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (TRCH), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.344, up 4.274%, on 509,224 volume with 792 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 684,549 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.284099996/$1.58000004.

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STWC Holdings, Inc. (STWC)

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STWC Holdings, Inc. is a foremost cannabis consultant and industry pioneer listed on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB. It offers a wide-ranging ecosystem of entities and services, which support the expanding cannabis industry. Established in 2012, the Company was previously known as Strainwise, Inc. It changed its name to STWC Holdings, Inc. in June of 2016. STWC has its corporate office in Lakewood, Colorado.

The Company offers capital, strategic partnership, and seed-to-sale consulting. It also offers design, marketing and advertising services. STWC provides its partners access to its complete suite of assets. It develops made-to-order solutions to address the range of challenges that cannabis entrepreneurs and businesses face.

SquareOne™ is the Company’s 3-phase consulting platform. It assists cannabis entrepreneurs in launching their new businesses successfully - with measurable results. With SquareOne™, STWC is able to deliver concise consulting services to cannabis entrepreneurs. The SquareOne™ consulting platform guides clients in understanding the financial dimensions and market conditions in their respective jurisdictions.

This past April, STWC Holdings announced that it executed a joint venture (JV) for the development of an innovative software package customized for the cannabis industry. The agreement with Dana Ress of Denver’s RedPoint Solutions will result in a software solution named Supergrower, targeted for July, which will address the complexities of conducting business in the arena of legal marijuana, with functionality across all four cannabis verticals: cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and retail.

STWC Holdings Chief Executive Officer, Erin Phillips, said, “After working with hundreds of operators in the cannabis industry, we realized that most operators are looking for powerful tools to manage their day-to-day operations and plan for the future. As cannabis businesses continue to evolve and mature, this issue will become increasingly insurmountable. Supergrower will provide the business analytics necessary for an operator to thrive in today’s cannabis industry.”

Under the JV, STWC Holdings and Ress will work together to develop an efficient and scalable software platform. It will be the first complete management system for the cannabis industry. The design of the Supergrower platform, an SaaS product, is to operate across all standalone software, aggregating data, performing analytics, and providing valuable insights to customers through customizable reports and dashboards.

STWC Holdings, Inc. (STWC), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.0016, up 45.4545%, on 136,064,231 volume with 379 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 73,604,557 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000099999/$1.00.

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MGX Minerals, Inc. (MGXMF)

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MGX Minerals, Inc. is a diversified resource company with its corporate headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia. It centers on the development of large-scale industrial mineral portfolios in specific commodities and jurisdictions that will fuel the new energy economy. MGX Minerals controls considerable interest in lithium, magnesium and silicon assets throughout North America. The Company lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

MGX Minerals’ strategy is to identify commodities and jurisdictions where large-scale development opportunities exist. Additionally, the Company’s strategy is to build its asset portfolio via aggressive acquisition to quickly build and enhance long-term portfolio value. Furthermore, its strategy is to engage industry experts to lessen execution risk and quickly increase time to market.

The Company has regional control in most of the industrial mineral projects in the jurisdictions it operates. Pertaining to near-term potential, MGX Minerals concentrates on assets that offer streamlined development timelines and low initial capital expenditures (capex). It has developed a proprietary, low-energy design process (Rapid Recovery Process) that is patent-pending. The design of it is specifically for highly-mineralized brine associated with oilfields. The process quickly concentrates lithium and other minerals in brine.

MGX Minerals has completed pilot plant testing in South America on brine samples originating from numerous salars in Chile. The Company entered into a joint brine testing agreement with several South American mining companies. The parties are working to identify potential joint-venture (JV) locations that will utilize MGX Minerals’ lithium extraction technology.

MGX Minerals and engineering partner PurLucid Treatment Solutions previously reported that a second deployment of an advanced wastewater treatment system is near completion and commissioning is anticipated soon. This system is capable of processing up to 10m3 per hour. The system will substantially decrease greenhouse gases through energy savings on steam generation. The technology provides superior treatment outcomes versus conventional technology that requires offsite trucking and high cost (because of toxicity) disposal. PurLucid Treatment Solutions’ exclusively licensed and patented nanoflotation technology was designed purposely for oilfield environments.

Recently, MGX Minerals reported that its collaborative research partnership with the University of British Columbia (UBC) completed a wide-ranging baseline assessment of metallurgical silicon originating from each of MGX’s three silicon projects in southeastern British Columbia. The Company and UBC are working together to develop next-generation Li-ion batteries capable of quadrupling energy density from present 100 Wh/kg up to 400 Wh/kg for use in long-range electric vehicles and grid storage.

MGX Minerals, Inc. (MGXMF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.087475, up 59.0455%, on 694,390 volume with 129 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 92,146 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.020999999/$0.192200005.

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FISION Corp. (FSSN)

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FISION Corp. is a cloud-based digital asset management and marketing automation company. It serves  enterprise clients in the healthcare, hospitality, financial/insurance, software, and technology industries. The Company is an effective sales enablement and marketing asset management tool. Established in 2011 and OTCQB-listed, FISION is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  FISION maximizes the brand potential of every sales interaction. The Company’s advanced, proprietary technology specializes in managing customers’ brand and marketing content. This enables marketing and sales people to quickly and easily create compelling, personalized, on-brand communications that increase revenue and profits.

FISION equips marketing and sales teams with a wide-ranging  set of enablement capabilities built to solve distributed marketing challenges. FISION’s solutions include simplified brand distribution, sales enablement, distributed & localized marketing, digital asset management, channel support, and measurement & analytics. FISION’s centralized, cloud-based library supports manifold different file types. It gives a client complete control over how company assets are stored, retrieved, and used.

FISION completed the acquisition of Volerro Corporation (Minneapolis, Minnesota-based) following the announcement of a definitive purchase agreement on April 25, 2017. Volerro is a leader in cloud-based content collaboration and agile marketing technology. Volerro enhances the FISION platform with complementary cloud-based collaboration, agile marketing, and sales enablement software.  Volerro’s ReVu.Me cloud app allows team members to work on the same document in real-time with integrated chat and voice conferencing.

In August 2018, FISION announced a merger agreement with Continuity Logic LLC. FISION's "front of the house" sales and marketing solution is complemented by Continuity Logic's "back of the house" enterprise integration & user-friendly application interface. This agreement in 2018 allowed both companies to immediately take advantage of each others customer base and sales pipeline, with no current overlapping of clients.

In October 2018, FISION announced it was named the #1 software company in Minnesota by Twin Cities Business (TBC) magazine. FISION is the category winner in the publication’s 2018 Best of Business Reader’s Choice Awards. FISION currently has greater than 65,000 users across 21 countries.

FISION Corp. (FSSN), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.014595, up 73.75%, on 735,255 volume with 32 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 537,160 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.002099999/$0.041499998.

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Blue Line Protection Group, Inc. (BLPG)

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Blue Line Protection Group, Inc. provides consulting, armed security, compliance and investigations, transportation, and secure vaulting services to banks, businesses and government entities. The Company’s professional team consists chiefly of former military and law enforcement personnel with decades of experience in protection, investigations, logistics, and tactical industries. Blue Line Protection Group is based in Denver, Colorado and lists on the OTC Markets.

The Company works side-by-side with retail establishments. It lessens the risk of criminal activity and creates a secure retail experience through protecting businesses on-site and securing their assets on the road.

Blue Line helps retailers remain compliant with all applicable laws. Furthermore, it shows retail establishments how to protect their businesses through letting Blue Line assume the responsibility and liability for their protective services.

The Company serves banks and credit unions through providing currency processing and transportation solutions. Its risk mitigation services help financial institutions serving cash-intensive industries comply with federal “know your customer” mandates. Blue Line Protection Group announced in October of 2018 that its Cash In Transit (CIT) operations, including vaulting, processing, and tactical compliance, is now available in Arizona.

Blue Line acts on behalf of banks and credit unions through collecting cash sales revenue from their client locations. Upon collecting the currency, the Company transports it to one of its secure processing facilities. Blue Line provides currency handling and validation services for the bank and transportation of processed currency to the Federal Reserve.

Blue Line Protection Group and Hypur have plans to open a cash vaulting and processing facility. This is to serve marijuana-related businesses (MRBs) and cash-intensive businesses (CIBs) in Nevada. Blue Line plans to partner with Hypur to expand services to Arizona, Oregon, Washington, California and Nevada. Hypur is a financial technology company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. The new Nevada facility will implement “Hypur Vault” cash management technologies.

Blue Line Protection Group’s Professional Affiliations include National Cannabis Industry Association, ASIS International, Marijuana Industry Group, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, and Marijuana Business Association. Its Professional Affiliations also include International Association of Chiefs of Police, Professional Private Investigators Assn of Colorado, and Society for Human Resources Management.

Blue Line Protection Group, Inc. (BLPG), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.000435, up 45.00%, on 344,885 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,687,429 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000199999/$0.002749999.

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Union Bridge Holdings Limited (UGHL)

OTC Research, StreetInsider, Hot Copper, OTC Markets, Simply Wall St, TradingView, Business Insider, WalletInvestor, 4-Traders, Morningstar, InvestorsHub, MarketWatch, Stockhouse, GuruFocus, TheHotPennyStocks, CapitalCube, Penny Fix, Barchart, and YCharts reported on Union Bridge Holdings Limited (UGHL), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Union Bridge Holdings Limited engages in senior-care projects. The Company formerly went by the name Costo, Inc. It changed its corporate name to Union Bridge Holdings Limited in June of 2016. Established in 2014, Union Bridge Holding has its headquarters in Hong Kong.

In April 2018, the Company announced that its subsidiary, Windsor Honour Limited (WHL), entered into a Binding Heads of Agreement to enter into a cooperative venture with the owner of a land parcel of approximately 4,250 sq. m. in Chae Chang Sub-district, Sankamphaeng District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand, for building and operating a senior-care nursing home facility. The facility is proposed to have four blocks, each with eight floors, and house about 400 residents.

Total investment in the Project for development and construction is estimated to be roughly 200 million Thai Baht. The Project would lease the land for 90 years with automatic renewal each 30 years.

Additionally, Union Bridge Holdings earlier announced that its subsidiary, Phoenix Creation Global Limited, entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Shenyang Shenhe Yixi Home Care Service Center (Shenyang Yixi) to enter into a joint venture (JV) to promote the development of the elderly care business in China. Phoenix Creation Global would own 65 percent and Shenyang Yixi would own 35 percent.

Shenyang Yixi operates 12 community elderly day-care centers (elderly day-care centers or activity centers) and a district home-care service center (a home-based elderly care center to provide service to the elderly at home), which are government-owned. Shenyang Yixi would be responsible for the operation of the JV's nursing care facility. Phoenix Creation Global would be responsible for providing or arranging the financial support for the construction and rental costs.

In September, Union Bridge Holdings announced that its subsidiary, Sino Silver (Qianhai) Holdings Limited, rented an office in Chaoyang District, Beijing in August 2018. It has started the registration process of a subsidiary in Beijing to execute the strategies for the development of elderly and community services in Beijing. The application name of the subsidiary is Beijing Yihua Elderly Services Limited. Sino Silver was created to engage in the business of elderly home care services, senior care centers, as well as community services.

Mr. Joseph Ho, Union Bridge Holdings’ Chief Executive Officer, said, "The registration of a subsidiary in Beijing, the Capital of the PRC, demonstrates our determination to develop the elderly and community services in China. We strongly believe there is a huge market potential of the elderly and community services in China".

Union Bridge Holdings Limited (UGHL), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.21, up 110.00%, on 100 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 174 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.075000002/$0.600000023.

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Rennova Health, Inc. (RNVA)

Small Cap Stocks, Awesome Penny Stocks, The Street, Street Insider, StockTwits, Barchart, Uptick Newswire, Investors Hangout, ClayTrader, Capital Cube, Preferred Stock Channel, CannabisNewsBreaks, InvestorsHub, and Stockhouse reported on Rennova Health, Inc. (RNVA), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Rennova Health, Inc. is a vertically integrated provider of industry-leading diagnostics and supportive software solutions to healthcare providers. The Company is a single-source healthcare solutions company. Rennova Health opened its first rural hospital in Oneida, Tennessee on August 8, 2017. Listed on the OTC Markets, Rennova Health is based in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Medytox Diagnostics is a subsidiary of the Company. In addition, Rennova Health has its comprehensive medical billing services company, Medical Billing Choices (MBC). MBC operates as the in-house billing company for all Rennova Health businesses and labs.

Rennova Health concentrates on serving essential healthcare categories, particularly those with unmet needs and major opportunities for innovation-driven solutions. The Company develops and operates progressive businesses, systems and services to support better treatment outcomes, more cost-effective patient care, and optimized revenue streams.

Rennova Health currently operates in three synergistic divisions. One is clinical diagnostics via its clinical laboratories. The second is supportive software solutions to healthcare providers. This includes electronic health records (EHR), laboratory information systems (LIS), and medical billing services. The third is the recent addition of a hospital in Tennessee.

Rennova Health’s solutions include industry-leading diagnostic laboratory testing and analytics for precision medicine, and specialized and streamlined EHRs and other essential software services. Furthermore, the Company’s solutions include complete medical billing and financial services for enhanced revenue cycle management.

The Company’s Medytox Diagnostics subsidiary owns and operates five high-complexity CLIA-certified labs strategically located across the nation. These labs specialize in urine drug testing for prescription medications, drugs of abuse and complete pain medication testing. The labs also provide testing services in the areas of clinical chemistry, toxicology, hematology, immunology, serology, bacteriology and esoteric testing services, including neurotransmitter testing, with a wide variety of sampling options that include Rennova’s proprietary methodology.

Rennova Health has acquired its second Rural Hospital - an 85-bed hospital in Jamestown, Tennessee. This hospital is known as Tennova Healthcare – Jamestown. It and its associated assets were acquired from Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH). Moreover, the transaction includes a Jamestown based doctor’s practice and clinic.

Recently, Rennova Health announced completion of installation and training for a state of the art GE LightSpeed VCT 64 slice CT Scanner. The high image resolution and acquisition speed of the new CT scanner is ideal for angiography, cardiac neuro, pediatric, pulmonary and trauma when freezing of cardiovascular motion, pure arterial phase imaging, and superior Multiplanar reformats are vital features. The new CT Scanner will considerably improve patient care and revenue streams.

Rennova Health, Inc. (RNVA), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.0003, up 50.00%, on 29,583,237 volume with 54 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 80,738,533 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000000999/$0.000399999.

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Spindle, Inc. (SPDL)

TopPennyStockMovers and SmallCapVoice reported previously on Spindle, Inc. (SPDL), and we also report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Spindle, Inc. (dba CATALYST Commerce Solutions) is an emerging provider of integrated marketing and commerce solutions focused on the Small and Medium-sized Business (SMB) market. The Company is an innovator of merchant and consumer-facing commerce solutions. It is concentrating on pioneering new ways for businesses to quickly integrate mission critical business services, payment acceptance, and mobile marketing services. This is while empowering location-based merchant discovery, fulfillment, and frictionless consumer engagement. OTCQB-listed, Spindle is headquartered in Mesa, Arizona.

The CATALYST Marketing System components and CATALYST IP were included in the asset acquisition from Catalyst Business Development, Inc. that Spindle completed in 2015. Catalyst Business Development is a Scottsdale, Arizona-based provider of payment gateway services, sales, and software solutions.

Spindle’s commitment is to provide innovative solutions that surpass traditional boundaries, and allow clients, partners, merchants, and consumers to take full advantage of the fast-developing mobile economy. Spindle is focusing on payment processing services and integrating value-added capabilities that enhance merchant revenue and increase consumer loyalty, experience, and retention.

The Company integrates acceptance channels. Spindle is also pushing the boundaries through adding big data collection, analytics, marketing, loyalty and points programs and integration with other domains (including security systems and business automation products). Regarding Point-Of-Sale (POS) & MPOS, Spindle has a POS solution built around the power of the cloud. This is for restaurants and retail to mobile vendors and event organizers.

Spindle acquired Yowza!! - a provider of mobile couponing technology. This technology is integrated with Spindle's platform. Spindle signed distribution agreements with a broad array of channel partners. Via these relationships, it can provide wide-ranging mobile commerce services through many channels. These channels include wireless providers, vending services operators, and technology solutions providers.

Spindle has finalized an agreement to acquire specific digital marketing software assets from CoverCake, Inc., specifically CoverCake's intelligent algorithms for data mining and consumer engagement. CoverCake's software is envisioned to enhance the sophistication and proprietary strengths of Spindle's CATALYST Platform. CoverCake's software capabilities include intelligent content aggregation; data mining on different social media data feed platforms, and a strong Content Management System (CMS) backend.

Spindle has executed two strategic agreements with Concourse Team Express. With this strategic relationship, Team Express will use the CATALYST Team Sports Platform to offer teams the ability to manage their rosters, collect fees, integrate social media, team scheduling, statistics, location directions, and more. CATALYST Team Sports will be adding the Team Express custom teamwear and team store solutions to the platform. Team Express is a top multi-channel internet retailer.

This past June, Spindle announced the launch of the CATALYST Marketing System. The platform has been further enhanced through integrating the Company's customized CATALYST software with solution providers, the CATALYST Gateway, and its recently acquired software from CoverCake. The CATALYST Marketing System (CMS) enables SMBs the ability to manage their business from one central hub.

Spindle, Inc. (SPDL), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.00015, up 50.00%, on 254,383 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,427,493 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000099999/$0.0003.

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Sustainable Green Team Ltd. (SGTM)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sustainable Green Team Ltd. (SGTM).

Sustainable Green Team (OTC: SGTM), formerly National Storm Recovery, a leading provider of environmentally beneficial solutions to tree and storm waste disposal, announced that, effective today, it has decreased its authorized shares by 3,249,000,000 to 250,000,000. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/i5F7T

Sustainable Green Team Ltd. (SGTM), 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

SGTM 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.

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

Strategic Acquisition

SGTM 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 SGTM 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

SGTM’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

SGTM 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 its 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 SGTM’s debris hauling division to realize significant savings on its transportation costs.

SGTM has chosen as its new headquarters the 100,000-square-foot Mulch Manufacturing 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 needed.

Leadership

SGTM’s leadership 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

Sustainable Green Team Ltd. (SGTM), closed Tuesday's trading session at $1.26, up 90.9091%, on 1,217 volume with 11 trades. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$2.19000005.

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SRAX Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX)

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

SRAX’s (NASDAQ: SRAX) investor-intelligence platform, Sequire, is rapidly becoming an essential digital tool during a largely unprecedented time in global markets. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/JRZtk. Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how SRAX has long been focused on helping consumers gain control over and monetize their digital data footprints. Through its revolutionary BIGtoken platform, which boasted 16.7 million users as of the end of the first quarter of 2020, SRAX enables its members to provide their advertisers with access to verified consumer data which can in turn help companies better reach and serve their audiences. Now, with a recently released study showing that the ‘Big Data’ market is set to grow from $138.9 billion in 2020 to $229.4 billion in 2025, implying a compounded annualized growth rate of 10.6% (http://nnw.fm/rAKIN ), SRAX’s commercial prospects look more promising than ever before.

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

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

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

SRAX Verticals

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

BIGtoken

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

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

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

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

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

International Expansion

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

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

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

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

Leadership

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

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

SRAX Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX), closed Tuesday's trading session at $2.69, up 6.746%, on 48,984 volume with 227 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 68,573 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.04999995/$4.5999999.

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

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

Energy Fuels (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR), the leading uranium producer in the United States, looks to be well positioned to capitalize on recent attention to nuclear power. Two major international organizations, the International Energy Association (“IEA”) and OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, are key drivers of this recent push, recognizing immense benefits of nuclear energy for both economic recovery and post-COVID-19, energy-supply resilience. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/LRcq0

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 Tuesday's trading session at $1.82, up 0.552486%, on 2,363,497 volume with 4,970 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,652,884 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.779999971/$2.3499999.

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Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG)

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

Sharing Services Global (OTCQB: SHRG), a diversified holding corporation, operates two primary subsidiaries and focuses on a philosophy that drives success. Through its subsidiaries, Elepreneurs US Holdings LLC, a marketing company in direct selling, and Elevacity US Holdings LLC, a products company, SHRG is growing an international network of home-based entrepreneurs, referred to as Elepreneurs, and encouraging its team to succeed in such a way that there is no competition in the direct-selling market. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/7imRc

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

Proprietary Products

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

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

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

Global Network of Elepreneurs

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

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

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

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

Continued Momentum as Industry Leader

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

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

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

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

Preparing for Success

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

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

Contact
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http://www.SHRGinc.com

Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.19, up 5.5556%, on 103,963 volume with 27 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 121,843 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0215/$0.249799996.

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ISW Holdings (ISWH)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight ISW Holdings (ISWH).

ISW Holdings (OTC: ISWH), a global brand-management holdings company, recently announced the launch of its proprietary TeleCare technology service as part of its successful and growing home healthcare business (http://ccw.fm/U7BwO). A recent article discussing the move, and what looks to be ideal timing, quotes ISWH president and chairman Alonzo Pierce, who states, “Our sense is that this new strong momentum towards telehealth solutions is going to be sticky. In other words, the pandemic spurred a transition, and it’s going to be impossible to put the genie back in the bottle afterwards. Companies that fail to embrace the future risk being left behind.” To view the full article, visit: http://ibn.fm/YbUhj

ISW Holdings (ISWH) (“ISW Holdings”) is a brand management portfolio company with diverse partnerships that focus on growing businesses in multiple sectors, including crypto mining, renewable energy, home health care for the chronically ill, wellness and restoration, and the adult beverage industry, as well as early-stage operations in supply chain and logistics management. ISW Holdings operates as the nexus between its partnerships and their essential services for end users.

Mission
The company’s core mission is to enhance these sectors by implementing innovative services and products ready to meet the demands of a changing world. To that end, ISW Holdings leverages its strategic expertise, resources, and innovative software to establish market-leading companies and partnerships, which ensure their success in their chosen industries. This enables the company to return maximum shareholder value with its focus always on its partnerships’ various sector volatility.

The Revolution
Positioned to create industry leaders, the company’s process entails strategic development and aggressive early growth of its partner brands to establish them as profitable and viable. ISW Holdings’ method is to nurture emerging partner brands through the essential stages of market development (from conceptualization to distribution) in sectors relevant to today’s marketplace. In addition, the company has a holistic approach to business development, with every strategy being delivered person-to-person from developers to end users.

The Challenge
The company’s goal is to turn its target audience into loyal consumers by ensuring transparency and a clear understanding of its products and services, thus creating visibility, credibility, and trust.

ISW Holdings’ Innovative Approach
ISW Holdings has diversified positions in its partnerships across technology, health care, wellness, renewable energy, and the adult beverage sectors. The company seek to provide industry leading modern solutions to its clients and sound business practices to its partners. This is accomplished through an early growth platform that cultivates its partnerships with the necessary resources and expertise to expand exponentially.

ISW Holdings’ Opportunity
The company’s opportunity is considerable. In the ever-changing high demand global marketplace, the need for timely innovation is critical. ISW Holdings’ portfolio brand management and creative thinking has allowed the company to develop and deploy enterprises that meet the needs of 21st century consumers. Through a fully vetted system of scalability, it is able to meet consumer demands with turn-key solutions.

Portfolio of Partnerships and Businesses
ISW Holdings’ diverse portfolio reflects the growing demand for essential services in a dynamic modern operational landscape. With partnerships that incorporate a depth of experience and industry insight, ISW Holdings has established itself as a portfolio company in technology, home health care, and wellness, with a focus on reshaping industry benchmarks.

Bit5ive

ISW Holdings operates a joint venture with Bit5ive, a global leader in cryptocurrency mining. As an official distribution partner of Bitmain (the industry’s leading fabless manufacturer of computing chips and distributor of Antminers to more than 30 countries in Latin America, Central America, and the Caribbean), Bit5ive is quickly becoming one of the largest U.S.-based companies in the cryptocurrency mining and bitcoin farm sectors of the market.
Valued at $293.66 million in 2019, the bitcoin technology market is expected to reach $477 million by 2025, according to Mordor Intelligence. The joint-venture agreement enables ISW Holdings to collaborate with the experienced team at Bit5ive to innovate the infrastructure needed to run profitable and efficient crypto mining projects.

Proceso, LLC

With a growing awareness of the importance of renewable energy worldwide, ISW Holdings has partnered with Proceso, LLC to create high-density processing and mobile data centers powered by renewable energy. These innovations will allow Proceso to offer lower-cost and diverse services to its clients, including hosting and colocation services to growing sectors such as the gaming industry and cryptocurrency mining – two fields with a typically high energy demand.

Because crypto mining companies mostly operate outside of the United States with higher asset security risks, Proceso will assist these entities in securing their investments by providing a local source of power and infrastructure development. This is aimed at helping to reduce power consumption while creating secure crypto mining data centers in the U.S. For the gaming industry, Proceso is ready to tackle one of its biggest problems, latency, by building next-level infrastructure in key locations.

PHH – Home Health

PHH Paradigm Home Health answers the growing need for homecare services in a world where health care delivery is changing and an increasingly large aging community is looking for efficient and effective ways of accessing health care. PHH aims to be at the forefront of this change by offering quality care services infused with new emerging technologies.

ISW Holdings’ home health division is currently developing a pilot for on-demand health care, which consists of a dedicated, stable platform for different medical services. The platform will offer greater freedom of choice and transparency by allowing users to find outpatient clinics in their vicinities, compare costs, and pick the most suitable choices. PHH is also developing specialized technology and tools to support health care services outside of the bounds of specialized facilities by focusing on homecare facilities. This can not only shift the burden from hospitals and clinics, but also streamline specific parts of the health care process to enhance service and product distribution.

VOLUM

ISW Holdings’ logistics and supply chain management division was designed with the core goal of increasing supply chain efficiency as one of the key aspects of successfully growing any business. The VOLUM project’s focus is on identifying and then implementing advanced supply chain management strategies and methods that will enable ISW Holdings’ partner companies to scale and grow exponentially. To achieve this goal, the company develops and offers reliable systems and solutions that create innovative technologies and unmanned system operations for overall higher cost-effectiveness.

In the wellness sector, ISW Holdings has opted for a two-pronged approach to create effective, technologically advanced products, as well as developing innovative ways to educate customers about these products. To this end, ISW Holdings has partnered with BioPulse to achieve state-of-the-art research and development and production capabilities, as well as a direct route to market. The company plans to design and launch up to five unique brands in the wellness and restoration sector in 2020.

ISW Holdings is committed to developing product and service innovation in the consumer spirits and adult beverage industry, which faces increasingly strict regulations but growing demand. The company has been a key innovator in the industry for 25 years, having grown successful luxury brands such as Besado Tequila and others. By leveraging its expertise, ISW Holdings can help companies in the adult beverage industry increase production, streamline their supply chains, implement better processes, innovate their marketing strategies, expand into new areas, and build sustainable relationships with partners and customers.

Management Team

Terry Williams, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Terry Williams brings to the company more than 30 years of experience in accounting and information systems, logistics, insurance, and transportation. With a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in accounting and management information systems, Williams amassed considerable corporate experience at United Parcel Service, where he took several logistical roles, including controller, where he managed more than 2,000 employees and a budget of more than $10 billion.

Williams also serves as president of Airwave Transportation and logistics and chief financial officer of AVI Insurance Caribbean, and he has worked in over 37 domestic and international airports. In 2013, he received the National Airport Minority Advisory Council Award for mastering skills in the aviation industry.

Alonzo Pierce, Chairman
Alonzo Pierce is chairman of ISW Holdings and brings a wealth of business development and wealth management experience to the ISW team. He has spent the past 20 years building recognizable brands in multiple industry sectors. He has launched enterprises in life-styled brands which were delivered to high-profile, high-net worth families and individuals. He has worked in the adult beverage industry, establishing a formidable background in marketing and brand creation. Pierce has a B.A. from Baylor University and has received multiple awards in the adult beverage industry, including ‘Outstanding Sales Performance in the Southern Region’ for Sapphire Brands, including selling the world’s only black vodka. He served as regional director for Sapphire Brands, covering the Southwest and Southeast regions. Pierce also served as a national liaison to a Super-Regional Bank’s private wealth division. In addition to his for-profit endeavors, Pierce has served on multiple charitable boards, sourcing funding for JRA, food insecure families and housing insecure families.

Kristina Mahoney-Brown, Secretary, Treasurer, Director
Kristina Mahoney-Brown is secretary and treasurer as well as director of ISW Holdings. With more than 20 years of experience providing tax and financial consulting to real estate companies, as well as investors, developers and construction companies, Mahoney-Brown has gained solid business expertise and market knowledge and prides herself on staying abreast of the latest industry trends. Her professionalism, impeccable work ethic and advanced marketing strategies have earned her the nickname ‘The Tax Diva’. Mahoney-Brown has a Bachelor’s in accounting, a Master’s in taxation and a Master’s in business administration, specializing in personal financial planning.

ISW Holdings (ISWH), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.18, up 5.8824%, on 13,120 volume with 15 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 22,543 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.109999999/$7.00.

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The Movie Studio Inc. (OTC: MVES)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight The Movie Studio Inc. (OTC: MVES).

The Movie Studio (OTC: MVES), today announced that it has executed an advertising channel agreement with eStreamTV, a provider of integrating programmatic advertising on television platforms. According to the update, the agreement will include revenue sharing and integration of eStreamTV into The Movie Studio’s new app, currently available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store as part of a soft launch, with full launch anticipated in early fall 2020. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/lbPGe

The Movie Studio Inc. (OTC: MVES) is a vertically integrated motion picture production company focused on acquiring, developing, producing and distributing independent motion picture content for worldwide consumption via subscription and advertiser video on demand (SVOD/AVOD), over the top (OTT) platforms, foreign sales and various media devices. The company is currently engaged in establishing its own OTT VOD platform to integrate both its own and aggregated feature film projects, television programming and other media intellectual properties. The Movie Studio is disrupting traditional media content delivery systems with its digital business model of motion picture distribution, and the company intends to create a direct server access platform of its content with geo-fractured territories for worldwide distribution.

The company has launched The Movie Studio App on Google Play and the App Store, enabling users to both view the company’s content and potentially become part of it. The app is in the completion stage, and The Movie Studio is conducting its final beta test of the app’s unique “audition submission” function, leveraging the company’s “Watch Our Movies, Be in Our Movies!” content platform and “Everyone’s a Star” campaign, which will be marketed via social media. Using the app, subscribers can upload a thumbnail photo of themselves along with a selfie video audition submission that showcases them reading character dialog. Audition submissions will then be reviewed by producers for possible participation of the auditionee in upcoming feature films.

The audition submission function provides the subscriber the ability to disrupt traditional motion picture casting and management, enabling access to participation in The Movie Studio’s independent motion picture and media content. At the same time, for the company this significantly reduces capital expenditures associated with those traditional media mechanisms. The Movie Studio’s unique business model capitalizes on the global demand for film content through the production and distribution of its own films while also providing opportunities for direct viewer involvement in its content.

The company operates using a growth-by-acquisition strategy that includes:

  • Purchasing legacy film libraries.
  • Upgrading acquired films to 4K resolution and remonetizing with “new” film content on popular VOD streaming platforms across the internet.
  • Strategic partnerships and media content alignment with other OTT platforms and cross-collateralization of leverageable media assets for worldwide distribution.
  • Producing micro-budget motion picture content with substantial production value utilizing new 4K technology and the company’s extensive legacy resources and unique production process, thereby significantly reducing capital expenditures while allowing for the potential of significant return on investment (ROI) with one successful production.
  • Controlling its revenue streams through server-driven geo-fracturing global territories and its own OTT platform.

Currently, The Movie Studio is producing three upcoming feature films: “Cause and Effect,” “The Last Warhead” and “PEGASUS” — all with completed electronic press kits and pitch decks and fully produced motion picture-quality trailers ready for talent, distribution and financial integration.

The company has been successful in producing, casting and distributing its films on major SVOD platforms without recognizable stars, which reduces capital expenditures. However, The Movie Studio intends to integrate recognizable stars into the productions at value propositions either pre- or post-completion of the intellectual property.

Through successful beta testing, The Movie Studio has monetized film assets on the Amazon, tubi tv, Comcast and Showtime platforms.

The company’s proposed server-based model will provide licensing payment from global territories without third-party distribution fees, which have traditionally been as high as 35%.

Founded in 1961 and formerly known as Destination Television, Inc., the company changed its name to The Movie Studio, Inc. in November 2012. The Movie Studio is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Cord-Cutting Creates Opportunity for VOD Players

Consumers are no longer content waiting for their favorite programming to come on the air – they expect instant streaming access where and how they want it. This has led to increased “cord cutting,” with consumers severing ties with their traditional pay TV providers in favor of digital streaming services.

With the advent of smart TVs with app integration, consumers can now watch what they want to watch when they want to watch it, fracturing traditional cable bundling mechanisms.

With pay TV usage steadily declining – satellite and cable TV businesses in the United States lost approximately 6 million customers in 2019 alone – streaming platforms are poised to potentially replace traditional pay TV distribution models altogether. Approximately 12,000 U.S. consumers are cutting the cord every day.

As this shift in media delivery continues and as digital devices become more sophisticated and bandwidth increases, VOD platforms have the potential to scale significantly. The Hollywood “streaming wars” of recent years have created an environment in which smaller competitors, like The Movie Studio, are able to emerge as major brands.

The Movie Studio Inc. (OTC: MVES), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.0189, up 43.1818%, on 404,175 volume with 42 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 159,921 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.006099999/$0.07.

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

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

The U.S. insurance industry isn’t much different now than when Benjamin Franklin’s Philadelphia Contributionship first opened its doors to the public in 1752. But that is changing as a new breed of insurers arises. Insurtechs are claiming bits of the life and health insurance terrain – and much more – according to Bain & Company, a development the private equity firm has described as “Insurtechs on the Rise.” One such is InsuraGuest Technologies (TSX.V: ISGI), which is offering coverage for hospitality and business risks. The company plans to expand its product line as demand for Insurtech policies increases. Its unique capabilities as a master general agent (“MGU”) put it at a decided advantage in the brave new world of digitized insurance now emerging.

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

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

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

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

Protection that Enhances the Guest’s Experience

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

Market Opportunity

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

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

Within this burgeoning, high-demand industry is risk of liability to guest injury. For example, gym injuries are among the top five most common hotel accidents. Without proper hedges in place, the property may be liable in a personal injury claim or lawsuit that are not the properties fault.

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

Investment Consideration

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

Executive Team

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

Anderson earned a Bachelor of Science in consumer studies with an emphasis in architecture as an undergraduate at the University of Utah. He subsequently earned his MBA. He also attended a three-year OPM Program a postgraduate business education at Harvard Business School in Boston. Anderson is an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast.

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

Charles James Cayias, President & Director
Charles James Cayias is also the president and owner of Charles James Cayias Insurance Inc. He is a third-generation insurance professional whose creativity and artistic vision have enabled him to establish a full-service agency combined with the personal service each client deserves. His outstanding people skills, honesty, integrity and fairness are evident by his loyal and growing clientele, the majority of which are referrals who become long-time customers and friends. Cayias began his insurance career in the early 1970s and has been licensed since 1977. He is licensed in all 50 states and specializes in niche programs. He has extensive expertise in all aspects of the insurance industry including commercial insurance, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, professional liability, risk management and bonding.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

InsuraGuest Technologies, Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.17, even for the day, on 4,500 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 7,410 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.045/$0.34.

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DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight DarioHealth Corp. (DRIO).

DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO) was featured today in a publication from BioMedWire, examining how personal planning and health preparedness are an essential component for everyone. However, it is more critical for individuals with bleeding problems. Some bleeding disorders, such as von Willebrand disease and hemophilia, are as a result of one lacking a specific clotting protein factor in the blood. Due to that, people with bleeding disorders are always experiencing excessive bleeding after trauma or injury. Sometimes, they may bleed for no apparent reason at all. In emergency scenarios, their health still depends on easy access to treatment products and prescriptions, proper care and personal needs.

New York and Israel-based DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO) leads global digital therapeutics (DTx) with its popular, smartphone-centered personalized chronic illness management software-as-a-service (SaaS). The company’s strategic advantages include:

  • AI-powered digital solutions that drive durable behavior change in chronic disease patients, and
  • Personalized user experience at scale to make behavior change the path of least resistance.

Approximately $3 trillion in annual U.S. costs associated with chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension and obesity are largely preventable with behavioral therapies. Formerly limited to periodic office visits, these therapies can now scale to millions with tech-enabled, continual and remote health monitoring, as well as AI-driven digital and live coaching. This is all possible while still maintaining the personalization required for success in reducing illness and its related effects and costs.

Roughly 51,000 active, paying users manage their health with Dario’s platform that combines smartphone-connected vitals measurement, remote patient monitoring (RPM), lifestyle management tools, and AI-driven and human coaching to deliver improved clinical outcomes.

Among the most downloaded medical apps, the Dario platform is rated at 4.9 stars on the Apple App Store and features 11,000 reviews, along with a Net Promoter Score (a measurement of consumers’ willingness to recommend the product to others) that’s the highest in its field.

Company Strategy

Clinical studies demonstrate Dario’s direct improvement on users’ health measures like H1AC scores (diabetes) and blood pressure (hypertension).

Patient engagement in therapies leads to health success. Dario’s platform centers on continual maximization of patient engagement through personalization, including ‘nudges’ and live, AI-generated responses to health measures provided by Dario’s smartphone-connected medical devices.

Proprietary data analysis provides valuable insights that not only improve health care providers’ medical capabilities but, through artificial intelligence, encourage patients to take evidence-based and highly personalized preventative measures that reduce risk, emergency room visits and preventable hospitalization.

Dario is now deploying its successful B2C platform in B2B2C, targeting employers and health plans with competitive advantages in cost, software and hardware.

The company estimates an annual addressable U.S. market of $72 billion, only 1% of which has been penetrated with digital therapeutics.

The strategic transition to B2B2C (from exclusively B2B) is intended to accelerate revenue growth by reducing Dario’s cost per acquisition per user and expanding margins.

Dario’s commitment to aggressive growth is also shown by its appointment of a new president, chief medical officer and head of sales for North America, all from a highflyer behavioral health company.

Key growth drivers planned include expansion of the company’s paying B2C subscriber base; lateral expansion into other chronic conditions that overlap with its core diabetes populations, such as hypertension, obesity and depression; and increased B2B2C penetration.

Financial Highlights

The company plans to leverage a massive opportunity for growth, with a global addressable market for digital therapeutics of roughly $108 billion. In the U.S. alone, that number is estimated at $72 billion, and only about 1% of that market has been penetrated.

Dario’s strategic transition to an SaaS membership business model increased gross profit by 87% in Q1 2020, as compared to the prior year. Membership revenue increased from 27.1% to 46.7% in the same period. The company is seeing improved operating efficiencies as it shifts focus to the B2B2C business model, and it expects average revenue per user per month (ARPU), which was $6 and $25 in 2019 and 2020, respectively, to reach $70.

Value to Consumers and Businesses

Dario continually evaluates and optimizes the value and return its platform delivers to consumers and businesses.

Consumers seeking to understand how their everyday behavior impacts their personal health and chronic conditions benefit from actionable feedback on how to improve health and better collaborate with health care providers.

Businesses looking to increase employee satisfaction, loyalty and productivity with fewer health-related absences take advantage of Dario’s services for employers.

Health care providers improve patient compliance using the platform’s interactive services that allow for greater monitoring, which improve engagement with patients at the right times and with the right treatments.

Health plans can leverage DarioHealth’s solutions to improve patient outcomes and lower costs.

Recent Studies

The company recently presented the results of two new studies at the American Diabetes Association’s 80th Scientific Sessions, which showed sustained improvements in blood glucose levels and blood pressure among users of its digital therapeutic platform for chronic diseases. The results of these two studies demonstrate that the use of Dario’s therapeutic platform promotes behavioral modification, enhanced individual engagement and improved clinical outcomes.

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Agreements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently approved RPM codes for Medicare patients, which enables physicians to bill for between-visit patient care.

This simplifies implementation of the company’s open and scalable AI-driven platform and further supports transition to the company’s high-margin, recurring SaaS model targeting B2B2C revenue channels.

Emergency COVID-19 FDA Guidelines Allow Self-Test Blood Glucose Meters

In an effort to preserve personal protective equipment (PPE) and reduce contact between health care providers and patients in hospital settings due to COVID-19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recognized that home-use blood glucose meters, including Dario’s smartphone-connected metering device, may be used by patients with diabetes who are hospitalized due to COVID-19 to check their own blood glucose levels and provide the readings to the health care personnel caring for them.

As a result, hospitals can now allow patients to self-test using their Dario blood glucose testing strips and smartphone-connected devices, or hospitals can issue patients Dario devices upon admission for COVID-19-related conditions.

Irregularities in blood glucose levels are suspected as a factor in the increased severity of potentially deadly COVID-19 complications. As such, a high priority is being placed on stabilization of patients’ blood glucose levels.

Awards and Recognition

DarioHealth’s Blood Glucose Monitoring System was voted as the ‘Best Glucometer for Data Management’ by Top Ten Reviews. Jeph Preece, senior editor at Top Ten Reviews, said, “The Dario app is the best data management system that I’ve seen. Compared to apps by popular brands, Dario’s system looks and feels like it’s years ahead of the curve.”

‘The Global Digital Health 100’, an annual award sponsored by the reputable Journal of Health, recognized DarioHealth as a leader among health technology companies demonstrating the greatest potential to change the way that health care is delivered.

DarioHealth Corp. (DRIO), closed Tuesday's trading session at $6.82, off by 1.3025%, on 58,306 volume with 245 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 74,379 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.01999998/$13.1260004.

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LexaGene Holdings Inc. (TSXV: LXG) (OTCQB: LXXGF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight LexaGene Holdings Inc. (TSXV: LXG) (OTCQB: LXXGF).

Effective pandemic response relies first and foremost on fast and accurate testing to buy time and save lives while therapeutics and vaccines are developed. Coronavirus cases continued to surge in the US this month, showing no signs of slowing since lockdowns lifted. 3 million confirmed cases in the US, with scientific estimates of 10 times more. Citizens of all stripes have sounded a clarion call for collective action and common sense. There is desperate demand for rapid and reliable tests, buying time and subduing the beast, until effective therapeutics and novel vaccines are developed. As the public waits in line for hours to get tested and then days for results, glitches are commonplace with reagent shortages, false negatives, and laboratory backups. From tests to vaccines, there has been a scramble for solutions from the best minds on the planet. Setting a new standard in testing, LexaGene Holdings Inc. (TSX.V: LXG) (OTCQB: LXXGF) (LXG Profilehas developed a unique pathogen detection instrument—a fully automated genetic analyzer used to rapidly identify multiple pathogens, bacteria, and viruses including COVID-19. LexaGene’s breakthrough technology is highly accurate, designed to be used at sample collection sites, and can deliver test results on 27 pathogens and/or antimicrobial resistance factors at once in about an hour. LexaGene is already working with the FDA on its submission plan for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for COVID-19 testing.

LexaGene Holdings Inc. (TSXV: LXG) (OTCQB: LXXGF) is a molecular diagnostics company that develops genetic analyzers for rapid detection of pathogens at the point-of-need.

Based in the greater-Boston, Massachusetts area, the company’s fully automated genetic analyzer for pathogen detection, the MiQLab™, is designed to deliver reference-quality data with ease of use. MiQLab’s technology screens samples for up to 27 different targets at once—looking for pathogens and antimicrobial resistance factors—and returns results in approximately one hour. It is designed to be operated at the site of sample collection to avoid the delay associated with shipping and manually processing samples. This technology is designed for use in multiple markets, including human and veterinary diagnostics, as well as food safety testing ($12.9B, $2.2B, and $23.4B markets, respectively).

Portfolio Benefits

Rapid, automated pathogen detection

LexaGene’s MiQLab pathogen detection system offers rapid and sensitive testing to markets in need of better vigilance against pathogens that could endanger health and harm public safety and the bottom line. The company’s disruptive technology is on-demand and offers results in approximately an hour.

End users collect a sample, load it onto the MiQLab genetic analyzer with a sample preparation cartridge, enter a sample ID and press ‘go’.

MiQLab is open-access, which allows users to easily customize their own tests, in addition to running the company’s own validated tests. No comparable technology exists on the market today for automating customized testing. The open-access market is over $20 billion in value and includes industries like pharma and biotech that currently need an automated method of performing PCR testing in a cost-efficient way.

Improved COVID-19 Testing

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose a threat to global safety, the need for improved testing procedures has been well established. LexaGene’s technology is automated and designed to be used at the point-of-need, thereby avoiding the 12- to 24-hour shipping time. Plus, it performs sample preparation and the gold standard RT-PCR chemistry for exceptional data quality in about one hour.

Because LexaGene’s open-access instrument can be rapidly configured to detect novel pathogens, it is ideally suited to prevent pandemic spread with its easily deployed testing that facilitates rapid quarantine-related decision making.

This speed is in stark contrast to competitor point-of-care technologies that have reagents pre-embedded into complex and expensive cartridges that are only manufactured at specialized production sites – making it impossible to rapidly meet a swift increase in demand.

According to Dr. Jack Regan, LexaGene’s CEO and founder, the world needs easy-to-use, fully automated pathogen detection instruments operating at points-of-need that can be equipped with tests to detect a novel pathogen within a week of knowing its genetic sequence. For this pandemic, the lack of such technology forced the majority of testing to occur in distant reference laboratories, making rapid decisions on quarantine impossible and making the likelihood of successful containment remote.

Regan explained in a press release (http://nnw.fm/Vz5Ju), “LexaGene expects to be the first company to commercialize an automated open-access microfluidic technology designed for use at the point-of-need that can be configured to detect a novel pathogen in just a week’s time of its emergence – for use on-site to return results in one hour – and improve our chances of successful containment.”

Market Potential

LexaGene’s technology has a wide range of applications across many other markets, including biotech and pharma testing, water quality monitoring, agricultural testing, biodefense, and use at point-of-need at border crossings, military bases, aircraft carriers and cruise ships.

Markets for customized testing solutions are poised for significant growth. Industry analysts forecast considerable expansion of many of LexaGene’s potential target markets in the coming years, including:

  • The genotyping sector, forecast to reach a valuation of $31.9 billion by 2023;
  • PCR assays, expected to make up a $7 billion market opportunity by 2026;
  • The sample prep market, forecast to eclipse $9.3 billion by 2025;
  • Water quality monitoring, set to grow to $1.59 billion by 2022; and
  • Agricultural testing, anticipated to reach $6.29 billion by 2022.

LexaGene’s patented microfluidic system was invented by company CEO Regan, a leading scientist who developed a bio-warfare surveillance instrument that has been adopted by the Department of Homeland Security. Regan is also known for developing an instrument that detects respiratory pathogens from nasal swab samples. The development of these instruments was supported by $20 million in government funding.

Management Team

LexaGene’s experienced leadership team drives company growth with a focus on innovation, pursuing unique market opportunities and providing shareholder value.

Dr. Jack Regan, Chief Executive Officer & Director, is the inventor of the company’s flagship automated pathogen detection technology, the MiQLab. Before founding LexaGene, he led a team of scientists at Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE: BIO) in developing tests for detecting pathogens, cancer and neurological disorders using droplet digital PCR. Prior to Bio-Rad, Regan helped QuantaLife, a startup company, bring its product from concept to commercialization, where it was subsequently acquired by Bio-Rad. He has also worked at Applied Biosystems/Life Technologies on automated sample preparation and did his post-doctoral training at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His doctoral training at the University of California San Francisco focused on influenza viral replication.

Daryl Rebeck, President, has over 20 years of capital market experience with an established international financial network. Rebeck was a vice president and senior investment advisor with Canada’s largest independent investment bank, Canaccord Genuity, where he was responsible for raising significant risk capital for growth companies, with a particular focus on natural resources and medical technology. He has since worked to provide management expertise and grow shareholder value. He served as senior VP of corporate finance of Auryn Resources (NYSE: AUG), a $250 million market cap mining exploration company.

Jeffrey Mitchell, CFO, boasts over two decades of financial and SEC experience. Before joining LexaGene, he served as controller and director of finance, overseeing areas such as public company financial reporting, audits, and financial planning and analysis for Palomar Medical Technologies Inc. In addition to his many years at Palomar, Mitchell has served in numerous financial and strategic advisory roles for medical device, imaging and diagnostic companies.

LexaGene Holdings Inc. (TSXV: LXG) (OTCQB: LXXGF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.7322, off by 1.0541%, on 362,597 volume with 232 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 289,140 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.303799986/$0.928245007.

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Hemptown USA

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Hemptown USA.

Hemptown Organics on Monday announced its entry into a letter of intent (“LOI”) with Hempacco Company Inc. and Pacifica Premiums Inc. According to the update, the LOI contemplates that Hemptown will acquire all of the outstanding shares of both Hempacco and Pacifica Premiums, to further diversify the its product offering and expand its distribution and sales channels. To view the full press release, visit http://ibn.fm/PsZV3

Hemptown USA, headquartered in Central Point, Oregon, is a proven grower of full-spectrum hemp biomass grown using premium seed genetics that contain less than 0.3% THC and exceptionally high cannabinoid (CBD) content of up to 20%. The company's "soil to oil" methodology combines seasoned professionals working in hand-picked agricultural microclimates located in Oregon's famed Emerald Triangle, Kentucky and Colorado.

Hemptown has exclusive rights to 1 million rare CBG (cannabigerol) seeds genetically programmed to yield from 15% to 20% full-spectrum non-intoxicating cannabinoids. As a result of a long-standing relationship with the one of the world's most respected cannabis breeding companies – Oregon CBD Seeds – Hemptown is positioned to be a leading CBG producer in the U.S. in 2019 and beyond.

In 2018 Hemptown's harvest from its Oregon hemp farm was 150,000 pounds of full-spectrum biomass with CBD content hovering around 17%. 2018 harvest revenue expected to range from $8.1 million to $12.6 million. The company is scaling up operations in 2019 to meet market demands and projects it will reap over 1,000,000 pounds. By 2020, Hemptown projects potential revenues in the $100 million to $200 million range are possible once additional farming operations are at full strength.

Growth Strategy

By 2020, Hemptown anticipates it will have more than 3,000 acres in several states dedicated to hemp farming. Expansion plans include increasing in-house extraction capabilities to boost profit margins by providing additional CBD and CBG isolates and distillation services. Development of business-to-business channels as well as new products and formulations for the direct-to-consumer market, along with several strategic acquisitions, are also key to Hemptown's growth strategy.

Hemptown plans to expand distribution and growing operations globally through strategic partnerships and development of contracts with leading Fortune 500 brands in European markets. The company intends to grow its IP portfolio by developing a proprietary water-soluble cannabinoid delivery system. Not to be confused with water-compatibility, water-soluble cannabinoids combine seamlessly with other liquids, have a superior shelf life, and deliver dramatically increased efficacy to the consumer.

Branded Products

Hemptown's first in-house branded product line combines the inspiring strength found in the unbridled nature that surrounds the company's original hemp farm in the Siskiyou Klamath region of Oregon. Sisku is set to redefine the cannabinoid packaged goods space with an elegant look, clean feel and potent, reliable efficacy.

Custom product lines can also be created for any product manufacturer as Hemptown brings GMP and ISO accredited processing facilities online in 2019. Together with Oregon CBD Seeds and Hemptown's product sciences team, Hemptown will be able to create custom, proprietary full-spectrum CBD and CBG oils and pure isolates.

Management Team

Company Chairman Rod Wolterman founded Hemptown's Oregon operations in 2016. He has extensive experience in the cannabis sector having been active within the space since 1998. Wolterman has also acted as a private equity investor in numerous medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation operations in southern California.

CEO John Cummings has over 20 years of experience in finance, marketing, sales and project management. He led the compliance and special projects efforts for Kings Garden, one of the largest vertically integrated operators in California. Cummings also spent a year in Europe launching the continent's first GMP and ISO-accredited cultivation and manufacturing facility.

Dr. Gordon Chiu is chief science officer for Hemptown USA. He has more than 15 years of combined domestic and international experience in biomedical, chemical, cosmetic, medical and technology industries. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a master's degree from Seton Hall University, Chiu is leading Hemptown's cannabinoid research team and is responsible for filing IP patents, specifically in the areas of water-solubility, bioavailability and peptide sequencing.


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Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX)

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

Genprex (NASDAQ: GNPX), today announced that Dr. George K. Gittes, MD of the University of Pittsburgh, the lead researcher that developed the company’s potentially curative diabetes gene therapy, was awarded a grant of $2.59 million from the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. To view the full press release, visit http://ibn.fm/lIvvG

Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) is a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing potentially life-changing technologies for cancer patients based upon a unique proprietary technology platform, including Genprex’s initial product candidate, Oncoprex™ immunogene therapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Genprex’s platform technologies are designed to administer cancer-fighting genes by encapsulating them into nanoscale hollow spheres called nanovesicles, which are then administered intravenously and taken up by tumor cells where they express proteins that are missing or found in low quantities.

Research and Development

Genprex holds a portfolio of 30 issued and two pending patents covering its technologies and targeted molecular therapies. The company’s research and development program is focused on identifying and developing leading-edge gene therapies that can be used alone or in combination with other therapies for treatment of cancer.

Genprex’s initial product candidate is Oncoprex™, an immunogene therapy for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Oncoprex works by interrupting cell signaling pathways that cause replication and proliferation of cancer cells, re-establishes pathways for apoptosis (or programmed cell death) in cancer cells, and modulates the immune response against cancer cells. Oncoprex has also been shown to block mechanisms that create drug resistance.

Preclinical research is being conducted with the goal of developing Oncoprex to be administered with targeted therapies in other solid tumors, and with immunotherapies in NSCLC and other solid tumors. In addition, Genprex has conducted and plans to continue research into other tumor suppressor genes associated with chromosome 3p21.3, as well as other potential applications of the company’s immunogene therapy platform.

Clinical Trials

Genprex is currently conducting the second phase of a phase I/II clinical trial at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The company plans to expand its clinical program by adding a new clinical study evaluating Oncoprex™ in combination with a checkpoint inhibitor for treatment of Stage IV or recurrent NSCLC. In research presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research in Washington, D.C., Genprex’s collaborators showed that TUSC2 in combination with PD-1 checkpoint inhibition has a significantly greater anti-tumor effect in lung cancer than either agent alone. The research also shows that TUSC2 in combination with PD-1 blockade has synergistic activity in upregulating natural killer (NK) cells, correlating with prolonged survival in mice.

TUSC2 (Tumor Suppressor Candidate 2) is a tumor suppressor gene that is absent or deficient in cancer cells of many different cancer types.

The Market

Genprex technologies seek to bridge a critical gap by combining with targeted therapies and immunotherapies to provide treatments to large patient populations who would otherwise not be candidates for those therapies or who have become resistant to them. Genprex technologies are being developed to overcome genomic limitations which are inherent in targeted therapies and immunotherapies in order to provide new treatment solutions to large cancer populations, such as those with lung cancer.

Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. NSCLC is the most common type of lung cancer, accounting for about 85 percent of all lung cancers, according to the American Cancer Society (“ACS”). Despite radical advances in drug development and novel therapeutic standards, survival for late stage lung cancer has not improved significantly in the past 25 years.

Senior Management

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer J. Rodney Varner, JD, is a co-founder of Genprex and has served in these roles since August 2012. He has more than 35 years of legal experience with large and small law firms and as outside general counsel of a Nasdaq-listed company. Varner has served as counsel in company formation, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, other business transactions, protection of trade secrets and other intellectual property, real estate, and business litigation. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Court and the U.S. Tax Court.

Julien L. Pham, M.D., MPH, is president and chief operating officer of Genprex. In March 2013, Dr. Pham co-founded RubiconMD, a healthcare IT company that connects primary care providers to specialists for additional guidance and opinions on medical cases and served as its chief medical officer. He has served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is a board-certified internal medicine doctor and nephrologist.

Ryan M. Confer, MS, has served as Genprex chief financial officer since September 2016. Confer has more than 10 years of executive experience in planning, launching, developing, and growing emerging technology companies and has served in the chief operating and chief financial roles for non-profit and for-profit entities since 2008. Confer has also served as an international business development consultant for the University of Texas at Austin’s IC2 Institute, where he focused on evaluating the commercialization potential of nascent technologies in domestic and international markets applicable to technology incubator programs associated with the University. Confer holds a BS in finance and legal studies from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and an MS in technology commercialization from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

Jan Stevens, RN, is vice president of Clinical Operations. Stevens has nearly 20 years of comprehensive clinical operations experience in the biopharma industry and a specialization in early-to-late stage oncology companies. Stevens joined the company to help support the various clinical development programs for Oncoprex™.

Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX), closed Tuesday's trading session at $3.41, up 10.00%, on 5,510,041 volume with 14,430 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,611,688 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.231000006/$7.0300002.

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Wrap Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: WRTC)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Wrap Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: WRTC).

Wrap Technologies (NASDAQ: WRTC), an innovator of modern policing solutions, today announced another successful deployment of the BolaWrap(R) remote restraint device on a noncompliant suspect. According to the update, New Mexico-based Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office (“BCSO”) on Monday issued a press release containing the full account of its successful BolaWrap deployment. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/C8y5h

Wrap Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: WRTC) is an innovator of modern policing solutions. The company’s BolaWrap® product is a patented, hand-held remote restraint device that discharges an eight-foot bola style Kevlar® tether to restrain an individual at a range of 10-25 feet. Developed by award-winning inventor Elwood Norris, the company’s chief technology officer, the small-but-powerful BolaWrap assists law enforcement in safely and effectively controlling encounters, especially those involving an individual experiencing a mental crisis.

Non-Lethal Weapons Market Potential

The BolaWrap Remote Restraint device is an innovative police solution, designed to provide law enforcement with a unique mobile and humane restraint option that does not inflict pain and enables subjects to be detained from a distance without the use of force.

In 2015, the 10 cities with the largest police departments in the United States paid out a cumulative $248.7 million in settlements and court judgements in police misconduct cases, marking a 48% increase from the $168.3 million in 2010 (http://nnw.fm/ri0L9). The majority of these cases have centered around the improper use of force by law enforcement when subjugating individuals, with 25% of all fatal shootings by law enforcement in the United States reportedly involving mentally ill individuals who are often incapable of comprehending officer commands (http://nnw.fm/YVm8P). Moreover, the use of alternate devices has failed to produce the desired outcomes, with the use of tasers by police resulting in over 1,080 fatalities since 2000 (http://nnw.fm/2Nb1A).

This, in turn, has led to a greater demand for humane tools which are not reliant on pain compliance to subdue subjects. Since its IPO in December 2017, Wrap Technologies has enjoyed a spectacular rise in prominence. The company began field testing the BolaWrap product in July 2018, with the first international order received only a month later, in August 2018. By December 2018, the company had been uplisted to the Nasdaq Capital Market with over 1,000 shareholders – a significant increase from the 50 shareholders who had participated in the IPO just 12 months prior. Recently, the company has sought to increase its commerciality and product monetization, appointing Tom Smith, the founder of TASER International (now Axon, NASDAQ: AAXN), as its president in March 2019.

At present, over 140 police departments throughout the United States are actively carrying the BolaWrap, while over 1,700 police departments across the nation have reached out to the company to request BolaWrap demonstrations, training and quotes. BolaWrap has also been successfully marketed internationally and has been shipped to 19 countries thus far.

As of today, Wrap Technologies has built a network of 11 distributors across 45 states in the United States who are actively marketing the product to the over 900,000 active police officers in the country. In addition, the company now has a network of 15 international distributors based in 26 countries – with over 600 international requests received thus far for product demonstrations, training and quotes.

As a result and following the opening of its new 11,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Tempe, Arizona, in October 2019, Wrap Technologies announced a 352% year-on-year increase in revenues for 3Q2019 – a testament to the growing popularity of its mobile restraint device.

The company expects its growth to continue as adoption rates of the BolaWrap product increase throughout the United States and globally. According to a study by Stratistics MRC, the addressable global market for non-lethal weapons accounted for $6.32 billion in 2016 and is set to rise to $11.85 billion by 2023.

Product Received to Positive Acclaim

  • “An innovation that is changing the world of policing.” – Chief Luther Reynolds, Charleston Police Department
  • “Anytime you can have a more humane response to someone in crisis, it’s not only good for the department, it’s good for society.” – Redditt Hudson, Regional Field Director of the NAACP (http://nnw.fm/1STXm)
  • “This is going to save lives.” – Chief Ed Hudak, Coral Gables Police Department
  • “I see this as one of the great tools if you encounter someone with a mental health crisis.” – Chief Steven Casstevens, Buffalo Grove Police Department

Recently completed $12.4 million financing round

Wrap Technologies announced that it had successfully completed its capital raising round on June 4, 2020, raising $12.4 million through a primary share placement priced at $6.00/share. The net proceeds will be use to further scale engineering, fund product development and provide working capital to meet worldwide demand for BolaWrap products and accessories (http://nnw.fm/byLV7). The company also announced that its founder, Elwood Norris, had chosen to exercise 100,000 outstanding warrants to contribute $500,000 to the capital raising efforts. Following the financing round, Wrap Technologies reported over $30 million in cash on hand.

Management Team

Elwood G. “Woody” Norris, Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Elwood G. “Woody” Norris is an award-winning American inventor and serial entrepreneur and currently serves as chief technology officer for Wrap Technologies Inc. Norris founded and served as a director and president of Parametric Sound Corporation (now Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ:HEAR)) and also served as chief scientist at Turtle Beach. Norris previously founded LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD) and, prior to retiring in 2010, was chairman of LRAD Corporation’s board of directors, serving as a technical advisor and product spokesperson. Norris has authored more than 80 U.S. patents, primarily in the fields of electrical and acoustical engineering, and has been a frequent speaker on innovation to corporations and government organizations. He is the inventor of Wrap Technologies’ patented and patent pending BolaWrap® technology.

Scot Cohen, Executive Chairman
Scot Cohen has more than 20 years of experience in institutional asset management, wealth management, and capital markets. Cohen founded and served as principal of the Iroquois Capital Opportunity Fund, a closed-end private equity fund which focused on investments in North American oil and gas. Cohen also co-founded Iroquois Capital, a New York-based hedge fund that managed approximately $300 million across its family of funds. Prior to Iroquois Capital, Cohen founded a merchant bank which actively participated in structured investments in public companies. Cohen is currently active on a number of public and private company boards and is involved with various charitable ventures.

David Norris, Chief Executive Officer
David Norris is an experienced executive who joined Wrap Technologies full-time in January 2018. From April 2014 to December 2017, he served in various executive roles, including president, at privately held loanDepot LLC as it rapidly expanded into the fifth largest mortgage lender in the U.S. loanDepot had 6,000 employees and generated $1 billion in revenue in 2017. Norris also served as CEO of Greenlight Financial, and president of LendingTree Loans. Norris’ career also includes executive and management roles at Toshiba America Information Systems and Qualcomm Personal. Earlier in his career, Norris served as a probation officer in San Diego for five years.

Tom Smith, President
Tom Smith co-founded TASER International (now Axon Enterprise Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN)) (“TASER”) in 1993 and served as president of TASER until October 2006. He served as chairman of the board of directors of TASER from October 2006 until he retired to pursue entrepreneurial activities in February 2012. Amongst his most significant roles and responsibilities at TASER, Smith managed domestic and international sales, significantly expanding the sale and distribution of TASER’s products, including sales to more than 17,200 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in over 100 countries. In 2012, he founded Achilles Technology Solutions LLC, which, through subsidiary ATS Armor, developed a line of ballistic solutions for law enforcement and military applications. Smith holds a B.S. in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Arizona and an M.B.A. from Northern Arizona University.

Jim Barnes, Chief Financial Officer
Jim Barnes has served as president of Sunrise Capital Inc., a private venture capital and financial and regulatory consulting firm, since 1984. Barnes was chief financial officer of Parametric Sound Corporation (now Turtle Beach Corporation), and also served as vice president administration at Turtle Beach Corporation. Since 1999, Barnes has been manager of Syzygy Licensing LLC, a private technology invention and licensing company he owns with Elwood Norris. Barnes previously practiced as a certified public accountant and management consultant with Ernst & Ernst and Touche Ross & Co., and as a principal in J. McDonald & Co. Ltd. in Phoenix, Arizona.

Wrap Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: WRTC), closed Tuesday's trading session at $11.89, off by 8.1499%, on 1,516,051 volume with 8,888 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,386,812 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.06999993/$14.3999996.

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Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO), closed Tuesday's trading session at $2.10, up 16.6667%, on 28,876 volume with 62 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 19,526 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.600600004/$4.48999977.

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Kingman Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: KGS)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Kingman Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: KGS).

Kingman Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: KGS), formerly Astorius Resources Ltd., is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of gold and silver properties in North America. The Canada-based company is focused on sourcing and developing high-quality properties in favorable mining locations to advance its diverse portfolio of low-cost, lifelong assets.

Kingman Mine

The Company maintains the following projects:

The Mohave Project: Located in the Music Mountains in Mohave County, Arizona. Approximately 35 miles from the town of Kingman, the property consists of 20 lode claims, including the historic Rosebud Mine. The Company has entered into an option agreement to earn 100% over four years. According to historic mappings of the mine, probable ore is 15,560 tons. Possible (inferred) ore is comprised of 176,000 tons, and additional possible (inferred) ore totals slightly over 1,100,000 tons. The total contained gold ounces for all categories is estimated at 664,000 ounces, and contained silver is estimated at 2,600,000 ounces. The Company has recently completed two underground reconnaissance and sampling programs and is in the process of verifying previous resource estimates.

 

The Cadillac East Property: Located approximately 55 kilometers east of Val d’Or, a hub for exploration and mining activities in the Canadian province of Quebec. The Company acquired a 100% interest in the property from an arm’s length vendor. Cadillac East Property consists of 12 claims, and the Company has an option agreement to earn 100% over three years. Having been the subject of numerous geophysical and geological surveys, the Cadillac East Property has been explored and surveyed by numerous companies as well as by the Quebec government. Exploration work done in 2017 by Exploration Facilitation Unlimited Inc. revealed multiple potential targets for future investigation, as results from the soil program identified value in gold, silver, copper, zinc and nickel.

Kingman Minerals is focused on enhancing shareholder value as it continues exploring potential assets and acquiring strategic gold targets. The company recently commissioned mining consulting services company Burgex Mining Consultants Inc. to complete two underground gold exploration programs in the historic Rosebud Mine. Burgex specializes in mineral exploration, mining claim staking, landman services, mining consulting, and the access and documentation of abandoned mine sites throughout the western United States and the world. Burgex’s founders have been active in the industry since 2007 and have identified, secured and consulted on hundreds of thousands of acres of mineral properties spanning a wide range of mineral commodities with billions of dollars’ worth of resources and reserves. The Burgex team has been featured in Forbes Magazine as well as on the Discovery Channel and other outlets. Burgex is at the vanguard of industry advancements in safely accessing difficult vertical abandoned mine workings and continues to pioneer new mineral exploration methods with strategic partners throughout the United States and the world.

Gold’s Predicted Rise

The value of gold is currently on an upward climb due to COVID-19’s upending of the global economy, causing governments to expand their balance sheets. In 2019, as a result of the housing and financial crisis, gold saw its best performance since 2010increasing as much as 20% and hitting a top price of $1,549 per ounce in September of that year. Analysts predict its price will continue to climb due to strong buying by central banks, a weakening of the U.S. dollar, and increasing political tensions. A recent Wolfe Research report predicted gold would hit an all-time high, referencing an ounce of gold that commanded a $1,515 asking price. As the value of the U.S. dollar weakens, the demand for gold is inversely rising. Known as a safe-haven asset, gold tends to see increased levels of demand during times of consumer fear or recession.

Management

Sandy MacDougall – Chairman and Director
An economics graduate from the University of British Columbia, Sandy MacDougall brings 30+ years of experience in the investment banking and finance industry to KGS. He was instrumental in the acquisition, development and production of gold at the Alto el Toro mine near Ibaguel, Columbia. As a former investment advisor at Canaccord Capital Corp., MacDougall was a key player in multiple significant financings in Canada as well as abroad, working with a wide range of companies. His experience has afforded him critical exposure to precious and base metal projects throughout North and South America, and he has served as chairman of the board since 2016.

Arthur Brown – President and Director
With 36 years of business experience and service to the boards of eight other companies in sectors ranging from technology to oil, gas and mineral exploration, Arthur Brown adds substantial knowledge in corporate structure and development as well as financings and venture capital to the KGS team.

Cyrus Driver – Independent Director
Cyrus Driver was a founding partner in the firm of Driver Anderson from its inception in 1982 and is a chartered accountant as well as a retired partner in the firm of Davidson and Company LLP. Aside from providing general public accounting services to a diverse range of clients, his specialty is servicing TSX Venture-listed companies and members of the brokerage community. With expert knowledge of the securities industry and its regulations, Driver lends valuable advice to his clients regarding finance, taxation and other accounting-related matters. He currently serves as director and chief financial officer of several TSX-V-listed companies.

Dr. Peter Born – Director and Technical Specialist
A professional geologist registered with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and a fellow of the Geological Association of Canada, Dr. Peter Born brings 30+ years of experience in exploration and mining to the company. With prior roles as a senior geologist with Western Mining Corporation, he is currently working with RPS Energy Canada Ltd. on natural gas plays related to high-temperature dolomites and sedimentary zinc deposits (MVT) within the Appalachian Basin in the United States. Dr. Born holds a Ph.D. in earth sciences and has expertise in Precambrian sedimentary geology, basin analysis, sedimentology, stratigraphy and sedimentary ore deposits.

Kingman Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: KGS), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.08, up 6.67%, on 67,360 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 101,795 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.07/$0.22.

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