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Bee Vectoring Technologies International, Inc. (BEVVF)

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Bee Vectoring Technologies International, Inc. (BVT) has developed and owns patent-pending bee vectoring technology. The design of it is to harmlessly use bumblebees and honeybees as natural delivery mechanisms for an array of powdered mixtures comprising organic compounds that inhibit or control common crop diseases, while simultaneously enhancing crop vigor and productivity. BVT is a subsidiary of CT Developers Ltd. BVT is based in Mississauga, Ontario. It also has its new European office in Switzerland's Agri & Co Innovation Center. BVT lists on the OTCQB.

The inventive and proprietary process enables a targeted delivery of crop controls using the simple process of bee pollination to replace traditional crop spraying. This results in better yields, superior quality, and reduced impact on the environment without the use of water or disruptions to labor. The crops that BVT helps include strawberries, sunflowers, apples, tomatoes, canola, blueberries, and other crops.

BVT combines its active ingredients and user-friendly tray system with the natural pollination process of commercially reared bees. This provides the basis for a season-long pest and disease management program with a biological control that is safe for bees, people, and the environment.

The Company’s sustainable delivery platform uses commercially-reared bees to deliver highly targeted and effective biological controls, bio stimulates, or plant amendments to crops. BVT’s system improves the quality of crops, with minimal resistance build-up and a considerable decrease in chemical load.

At present, BVT has greater than 65 granted patents. Furthermore, the Company has more than 35 patents pending in all major agricultural countries internationally. Additionally, BVT has US EPA registration of its VECTORITE with CR-7 (EPA Registration No. 90641-2) for sale as a registered biological fungicide for use on the labeled crops.

Last week, BVT announced that it entered a new trial with North Dakota State University (NDSU) for sunflower crops. This trial will evaluate optimal hive distribution for application of BVT's biological fungicide, CR-7, in sunflower crops in North Dakota. The project is funded by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, is approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and will be run by NDSU in cooperation with BVT.

In addition to the trials with NDSU, BVT will be doing demonstration trials in Minnesota and Idaho with key sunflower growers. Setup of the trials is complete. The expectation is that blooming season will begin this month.

Bee Vectoring Technologies International, Inc. (BEVVF), closed Thursday's trading session at $3.23, up 5.5556%, on 63,991 volume with 320 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 35,732 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.75999999/$5.1999998.

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Draganfly, Inc. (DFLYF)

TradingView, OTC Markets, Stockwatch, Simply Wall St, GlobeNewswire, Stockhouse, PlayStocks.net, Streetwise Reports, Penny Stock Hub, StocksCafe, Micro Small Cap, OTC Dynamics, Wallet Investor, Barchart, Market Screener, Global Banking and Finance, Real Money, Nasdaq, GuruFocus, InvestorsHub, Investor Ideas, Dividend Investor, OTC.Watch, Born2Invest, Inside Exploration, Seeking Alpha, FX Empire, Morningstar, Junior Mining Network, StockInvest.us, Street Insider, and Dividend.com reported earlier on Draganfly, Inc. (DFLYF), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Draganfly, Inc. is an award-winning, industry-leading manufacturer within the commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). It is the creator of quality, innovative, UVS and software that transforms the way people do business. The Company’s products include quad-copters, fixed wing aircrafts, ground based robots, hand held controllers, and sensors. In addition, products include software used for tracking, live streaming, as well as data collection. OTCQB-listed, Draganfly is headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Draganfly serves the agriculture, public safety, industrial inspections and mapping and surveying markets. The Company’s custom solutions include Prototyping, Designing, and Engineering.

For Agriculture, Draganfly engages in Enterprise, Production, and Research. It works with its partners to collect high-quality environmental data using a set of sophisticated hardware and sensor technology. Concerning Insurance companies, they use Draganfly hardware, software, and services to quantify the effect of natural disasters and ensure human safety.

Concerning Military & Government, military and government contractors partner with Draganfly to improve personnel and infrastructure safety. For Environmental & Energy, the Company equips energy companies with the hardware and software they require to optimize existing operations, improve safety, and respond after a natural disaster.

Pertaining to Public Safety, Draganfly’s focus is Police, Fire, Hazmat, and Emergency Response. In 2013, the Draganflyer was the first drone to save a human life.

Last week, Draganfly announced that Bulzi, LLC signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to use Draganfly’s drones and aerial sensors for their Department of Defense (DoD) Base Security development projects. Bulzi (Newport Beach, California) is a human geospatial intelligence technology and services company. It has been awarded multiple Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts with US DoD agencies for the purpose of adapting its commercial technologies to enhance US military base security. Draganfly will provide drones with integrated sensors and location perimeter monitoring hardware for Bulzi to use within their security development projects.

Draganfly, Inc. (DFLYF), closed Thursday's trading session at $1.85, up 2.7778%, on 23,373 volume with 52 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 52,661 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.10000002/$3.96499991.

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Fosterville South Exploration Ltd. (FSXLF)

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Fosterville South Exploration Ltd. engages in the acquisition and exploration of epizonal orogenic gold deposits in Australia. A junior exploration enterprise, it has two large, 100 percent owned, high-grade epizonal gold projects named the Lauriston and Golden Mountain Projects and one large group of tenement applications named the Providence Project in the State of Victoria, Australia. This includes a 600 sq. km property immediately to the south of and within the same geological framework that hosts Kirkland Lake Gold's Fosterville tenements. Fosterville South Exploration is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Company recently acquired three gold-focused projects named the Moormbool, Timor, and Avoca Projects that are also in the State of Victoria, Australia. Furthermore, Fosterville South holds tenement applications over the prolific Walhalla Belt Project. Six of its properties (Lauriston, Providence, Golden Mountain, Walhalla, Timor, and Avoca) have had historical gold production from hard rock sources despite limited contemporary exploration and drilling.

The Providence Gold Project is a large tenement application (650 km²) amalgamating the Luckie Reef at Alexandra, Reedy Creek, as well as Yea tenements. The Golden Mountain Project Exploration Licence (EL6430) was applied for in early 2017 covering 136 km² in Victoria and was granted on May 8, 2018 for 2 years with optional extensions to 5 years.

The Lauriston Gold Project is an epizonal gold-antimony-arsenic mineralized project. It has the best potential to be the southern extension of the Fosterville Goldfield Belt, outside of Kirkland Lake’s extensive tenements.

Fosterville South Exploration announced this past May that it expanded its portfolio of high quality gold projects with the consolidation and acquisition of the 547 square kilometer Walhalla Belt Project in Victoria, Australia. Total recorded historic hard rock gold production from the project is 1,510,309 ounces of gold at a recovered grade of 33.59 g/t gold. The Walhalla Belt Project has dozens of high priority exploration targets including former mines, most with no modern drilling. Walhalla Belt Project exploration potential includes targeting the identification of new mineralized shoots at Cohen's Reef and repeating structures.

Last week, Fosterville South Exploration announced it intersected wide intervals of high-grade gold in manifold drill holes during the initial phase of core drilling at its Golden Mountain Project in Victoria, Australia. Based on the high-grade drilling results during this initial core drilling program, the prior high-grade drill results reported by Fosterville South from near surface percussion drilling and regional groundwork, Fosterville South also announced that it staked (exploration tenement applications) an additional 404 sq. kms contiguous with and immediately to the east of its Golden Mountain project tenements, as to cover off all of what it believes is the geologically prospective ground in the immediate area.

This week, Fosterville South Exploration announced that it expanded its portfolio of high quality gold projects with the acquisition of the 36km2 Beechworth Gold Project in Victoria, Australia, held within EL4697 & RLA006013 by Northern Mine Ventures P/L. Selected highlights include many drill ready gold prospects with orogenic style mineralization throughout the Beechworth Gold Project. The Project contains significant goldfields of Hillsborough, Hurdle Flat, and Happy Valley with more than 100,000 ounces of historical gold production. This includes 43,477 ounces of hard-rock production at 15.7 g/t Au within the tenement.

Fosterville South Exploration Ltd. (FSXLF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.09772, up 8.5778%, on 133,249 volume with 37 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 140,099 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.03587/$0.180999994.

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HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (HTGM)

Zacks, Whale Wisdom, Trade King, Invest Chronicle, Simply Wall St, Finbox, Seeking Alpha, MacroTrends, ChartMill, GuruFocus, Equity Clock, Proactive Investors, Market Screener, Stockhouse, Business Insider, YCharts, Morningstar, TMXmoney, Finviz, Canadian Insider, Nasdaq, Investing.com, Stocknews, GlobeNewswire, MarketWatch, Stocktwits, and MarketBeat reported earlier on HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (HTGM), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

A diagnostic company, HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.’s mission is to advance precision medicine. It focuses on next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based molecular profiling. HTG’s proprietary HTG EdgeSeq technology automates complex, highly multiplexed molecular profiling from solid and liquid samples, even when limited in amount. The Company is a provider of instruments, reagents, and also services for molecular profiling applications. NasdaqCM-listed, HTG Molecular Diagnostics has its head office in Tucson, Arizona.

The Company’s customers use its technology to identify biomarkers important for precision medicine, to understand the clinical relevance of these discoveries, and ultimately to identify treatment options. In 2013, HTG Molecular Diagnostics commercialized its HTG Edge instrument platform and a portfolio of multiplexed profiling panels that leverage the Company’s proprietary nuclease protection chemistry. In 2014, HTG launched the HTG EdgeSeq system that combines the power of HTG EdgeSeq chemistry and automation with NGS technology.

In 2016, the VERI/O Laboratory Services were introduced to support biopharma clients in research and companion diagnostic development using retrospective samples. In 2017, HTG introduced its new DNA mutations chemistry available exclusively in the VERI/O Laboratory Services.

Last week, HTG Molecular Diagnostics announced that three of its earlier released Research Use Only (RUO) assays are now available for use with the Thermo Fisher Scientific Ion Torrent Ion S5 NGS platform. With the release of the HTG EdgeSeq Precision Immuno-Oncology Panel, the HTG EdgeSeq Mouse mRNA Tumor Response Panel, and HTG EdgeSeq Autoimmune Panel, the entire HTG RUO profiling assay menu is now available on the Illumina and the Thermo Fisher Scientific NGS platforms.

This week, HTG Molecular Diagnostics announced the pre-launch introduction of its new HTG EdgeSeq Reveal RUO oncology applications expected to be commercially available worldwide in late August with the release of HTG EdgeSeq Reveal version 3.0. In January of 2019, HTG launched HTG EdgeSeq Reveal. This is a web-based biostatistical analysis software suite designed to allow customers to streamline their analysis of samples processed with HTG’s RUO profiling assays and quicken their critical research.

HTG Molecular Diagnostics will report its financial results for Q2 ended June 30, 2020, after the market close on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Company Management will also host a conference call with investors to discuss financial results and provide a corporate update at 4:30pm Eastern Time.

HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (HTGM), closed Thursday's trading session at $2.5094, up 0.376%, on 9,900 volume with 14 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,454 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.20000004/$3.33699989.

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Mind Medicine (MindMed), Inc. (MMEDF)

OTC Markets, Nasdaq, InvestorsHub, Stockhouse, Proactive Investors, The Cannabis Investor, Seeking Alpha, 4-Traders, Business Insider, LeLezard, The Seed Investor, Market Screener, OTC Dynamics, Stockwatch, GlobeNewswire, Wallmine, Dividend Investor, Newswire, Wallet Investor, Investor Welcome, InvestorX, Stockopedia, Investor Place, Barchart, PR Newswire, and TradingView reported earlier on Mind Medicine (MindMed), Inc. (MMEDF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQB-listed, Mind Medicine (MindMed), Inc. is the leading psychedelic pharmaceutical company. It is a neuro-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and deploys psychedelic-inspired medicines to improve health, promote wellness, and alleviate suffering. The Company’s Executive Team brings wide-ranging biopharmaceutical industry experience to this pioneering approach to the development of next-generation psychedelic medicines. Mind Medicine (MindMed) has its head office in New York, New York.

The Company has initiated or is initiating studies to evaluate potential treatments to help patients with ADHD, anxiety, cluster headaches, and also substance abuse. MindMed is advancing psychedelic inspired medicines via clinical trials.

Its clinical trials include LSD-Anxiety; LSD-Suicide, Headaches; LSD Microdosing-Adult ADHD; 18-MC-Opiod Withdrawal & Addiction; MDMA (completed); and DMT (trial starts Q4 2020). MindMed develops LSD neutralizer technology to shorten and stop LSD trips. In addition, the Company is developing IP for personalized psychedelic-assisted therapies.

Last week, MindMed announced it concluded dosing in a Phase 1 Single Ascending Dose (SAD) study of 18-MC. The dosing of 18-MC was well tolerated in humans and will help advance planning for a Phase 2a clinical trial in opioid addiction. Additionally, the study has not incurred any delays because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Multiple Ascending Dose (MAD) study is on track according to the original development timeline.

The study tested doses ranging from 4mg to 16mg twice a day. Moreover, all participants were evaluated for pharmacokinetics and safety. 18-MC is a non-hallucinogenic molecule based on the psychedelic substance ibogaine. MindMed’s plan is to commence the Phase 2a study of 18-MC in opioid addiction by the end of 2020.

Today, MindMed announced it has engaged renowned psychedelic assisted therapy expert Dr. Peter Gasser as an advisor to its LSD experiential therapy program Project Lucy. Since 1997, Dr. Gasser has served as the President of the Swiss Medical Society for Psycholytic Therapy. He has pioneered the legal, medical use of psychedelics via clinical research and compassionate access in Switzerland.

Mind Medicine (MindMed), Inc. (MMEDF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.345, up 32.6923%, on 1,600 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5,867 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.021099999/$0.51999998.

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Nevada Exploration, Inc. (NVDEF)

Stockhouse, Streetwise Reports, Resource World, Dividend.com, Penny Stock Hub, Value Forum, OTC Markets, Market Wire News, Metals News, Nasdaq, Stock Day Media, Hot Stocked, TMXmoney, OTC Dynamics, Morningstar, 24hgold, Journal Transcript, YCharts, OTC.Watch, and Wallet Investor reported earlier on Nevada Exploration, Inc. (NVDEF), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Nevada Exploration, Inc. is an exploration company advancing a portfolio of new district-scale Carlin-type gold projects in north-central Nevada. An experienced management team that has been involved in a number of important discoveries in Nevada, including the discovery of Lone Tree and Rabbit Creek (now part of the Twin Creeks Mine) leads Nevada Exploration. The Company’s team has spent the last 10 years integrating the use of hydrogeochemistry with conventional exploration tools to develop a Nevada-specific regional-scale geochemistry exploration program. Nevada Exploration has its corporate office in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

Nevada Exploration (with new proprietary technology) has completed the world’s largest groundwater sampling program for gold exploration, collecting about 6,000 samples to evaluate Nevada’s covered basins for new gold exploration targets. Through integrating hydrogeochemistry with conventional exploration methods, the Company is leading the industry to open this important new search space to explore for large new Carlin-type gold deposits.

The Company’s projects include Grass Valley, South Grass Valley, and Kelly Creek. The Grass Valley Project is located along the western edge of Grass Valley, the valley basin that continues south from Barrick Gold’s Cortez complex (Pipeline, Cortez Hills, and Goldrush). The South Grass Valley Project is situated roughly 50 kilometers south-southwest of Barrick Gold Corp.’s Cortez complex, within the specific area of north-central Nevada known for Carlin-type gold deposits (CTGDs). The Kelly Creek Project is positioned along the Battle Mountain-Eureka Trend within the prolific Kelly Creek Basin, between multi-million-ounce CTGDs at the north and south ends of the Basin.

In July, Nevada Exploration announced that it executed the definitive Exploration and Option to Enter Joint Venture Agreement with Austin Gold Corp., led by former Pretium Resources, Inc. Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Joe Ovsenek, on its district-scale Kelly Creek Project within the Kelly Creek Basin in north-central Nevada. With this Agreement, Austin Gold has the right to earn a 51 percent interest in the joint venture (JV) by spending $5,000,000 over four years, of which $1,000,000 is a firm commitment, with the election to subsequently earn an additional 19 percent by delivering a prefeasibility study. In addition, Austin Gold has completed a $500,000 private placement into Nevada Exploration.

Nevada Exploration, Inc. (NVDEF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.09656, off by 8.0381%, on 39,500 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 72,742 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.029999999/$0.127000004.

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Pacific Ventures Group, Inc. (PACV)

Wallet Investor, Stockwatch, Business Insider, last10k, Nasdaq, Stockhouse, Simply Wall St, Morningstar, OTC Markets, YCharts, CSI Market, TipRanks, OTC Dynamics, TMXmoney, Barchart, Investing.com, GuruFocus, MacroTrends, GlobeNewswire, Zacks, Market Screener, Seeking Alpha, Equity Clock, Accesswire, InvestorsHub, MarketWatch, and MarketBeat reported previously on Pacific Ventures Group, Inc. (PACV), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Based in Los Angeles, California, Pacific Ventures Group, Inc. is a food and beverage holding company. It specializes in the distribution of consumer food, beverage, as well as alcohol-related products. Its companies include SnöBar, Seaport Meat Company, and San Diego Farmers Outlet. Pacific Ventures Group lists on the OTC Markets.

By way of its subsidiaries, the Company produces, sells, and distributes alcohol-infused ice creams and ice-pops. Pacific Ventures sells its alcohol-infused ice-pops and ice creams under the SnöBar brand name.

Additionally, the Company is involved in the sale and lease of freezers, and also the provision of marketing services. Pacific Ventures is also involved in the supply of fresh and specialty produce, and food products to restaurants, hotels, clubs and bars, resorts, food trucks, and caterers.

SnöBar Frozen Cocktails is Alcohol Infused Ice Cream and Ice Pops. They are made with all natural ingredients and premium alcohol with a full cocktail in every serving. Seaport Meat Company manufactures custom processed beef, pork, chicken, lamb, veal, and seafood. San Diego Farmers Outlet is San Diego's premier supplier of affordable fresh fruits and vegetables and specialty groceries for retail customers and wholesale restaurants.

Yesterday, Pacific Ventures Group announced that it expects to report revenues of $8.5 million, which represents 650 percent growth for Q2 ended June 30, 2020. The expectation is that Company’s Q2 ended June 30, 2020 earnings results will be released in mid-August.

Ms. Shannon Masjedi, Pacific Venture Group's Chief Executive Officer, said, "Since our acquisition of Seaport Meat Company in December 2019 and then the subsequent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic here in the U.S., our business has witnessed an increase in demand across a variety of areas and customers, as demonstrated by the acceleration in revenues. This momentum led to a robust second quarter of 2020 led by our Seaport Meat Company teams' ability in securing meat purchases…”

Pacific Ventures Group, Inc. (PACV), closed Thursday's trading session at $4.49, up 3.2184%, on 82,262 volume with 468 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 116,700 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.25/$8.55000019.

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Marizyme, Inc. (MRZM)

Spotlight Growth, Wolf Street, Street Insider, Whale Wisdom, Barchart, Seeking Alpha, Stockhouse, GlobeNewswire, Simply Wall St, Corporate Information, Wallet Investor, Accesswire, InvestorsHub, Dividend Investor, Stockopedia, last10k, Stockwatch, TradingView, GuruFocus, Investing.com, and OTC Markets reported earlier on Marizyme, Inc. (MRZM), and we also highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

A biotechnology company, Marizyme, Inc. focuses on acquiring late-stage drug assets to develop for use in the acute care space. A development-stage enterprise, its dedication is to the commercialization of therapies that address the urgent need relating to higher mortality and costs in the acute care space. The Company was previously known as GBS Enterprises Incorporated. Marizyme’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

The Company brings late stage pharmaceutical products to market that are undervalued or need experienced leadership to monetize. Marizyme has clinically tested and patented use of protease therapeutic platform or Krillase® for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke, acute myocardial infarction, deep vein thrombosis and chronic wounds/burns. Krillase® is classified as a biological drug. Nonetheless, it has been classified as a Class III medical device in Europe for treating chronic wounds.

Krillase™ is a combination of endo and exopeptidases, which safely and efficiently breaks down thrombogenic material and necrotic tissue. Krillase® safely dissolves arterial thrombogenic plaque safely and efficiently. Fundamentally, Krillase® is a “biochemical knife”. It breaks down necrotic tissue and thrombogenic material that can mitigate or treat numerous disease states in humans. It will initially be delivered as a sterile, lyophilized powder with a long shelf life.

This past October, Marizyme announced that it agreed to exclusively distribute Somahlution's DuraGraft® products in Mexico and South America. Somahlution, LLC. is a privately held international biotechnology company. It develops unique products that address critical unmet medical needs in Ischemia Reperfusion Injury (IRI), using revolutionary technologies to advance human health.

This agreement also gives Marizyme the exclusive right to manufacture those products in Chile where it has relationships to create manufacturing and distribution channels and extend them into the rest of South America.

DuraGraft® is a one-time intraoperative vascular graft treatment used during vascular surgery to lessen the incidence of complications associated with graft failure and improving clinical outcomes by maintaining normal graft function. DuraGraft mitigates Ischemic Injury to maintain endothelial function and structure during the storage interval.

Marizyme, Inc. (MRZM), closed Thursday's trading session at $4.00, up 45.4545%, on 2,220 volume with 10 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,392 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.200000002/$4.00.

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Beliss Corp. (BLIS)

NetworkNewsWire, VentureLine, Central Charts, Financial Buzz, TreasureWorks, InvestorBrandNetwork, Global Banking and Finance Review, Financial News Media, TradingView, and PR Newswire reported previously on Beliss Corp. (BLIS), and we also highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Beliss Corp. has entered into preliminary agreements for valuable shipwreck treasure recovery opportunities, sites, projects and persons. The Company will be changing it’s name to Treasure & Shipwreck Recovery, Inc. It concentrates on the discovery and recovery of valuable artifacts and treasure from researched sites and shipwrecks. It will conduct shipwreck and treasure recovery from shallow shipwreck finds in the Caribbean and North America, as found previously. Beliss Corp. is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Beliss’ intention is to expand into media projects for other matters in games, television and sales of artifacts. The Company has its own and partnered vessels to use on its numerous shipwreck sites.

Beliss’ main emphasis will be on ancient cargo wrecks (prior to 1800 wrecks), including galleons transporting gold, silver and jewels from the new world to Europe. Nonetheless, the Company will also target proven and claimed areas for more modern 19th century wrecks. These can contain very valuable and unique cargoes, such as rare intricate artifacts, jewelry, furnishings, arms, coinage, as well as other items. The first primary site is at Cape Romain, South Carolina.

Beliss will first do the Florida coastal survey on the way to the large South Carolina claim area with multiple shipwrecks on a large admiralty claim contracted with the Chairman, Dr. Spence, who owns the admiralty claim that has dozens of unexplored wrecks. Three Wrecks have been initially worked and will be worked, which have continually yielded valuable artifacts, on a continuing basis. Dozens of others will be surveyed at that location. All expeditions will be filmed for publicity, and for future television rights and production by partners in the industry.

Recently, Beliss (Treasure & Shipwreck Recovery, Inc.) announced that it entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the data and coordinates from shipwreck scans and technical mapping encompassing up to 60-mile-long areas off the east coast of Florida. The information will be used by crews in the immediate future for exploration and expected shipwreck recoveries.

The Company also recentlyannounced that it successfully recovered artifacts from its initial dives on the earlier scanned areas. This includes what is believed to be the boundaries of a suspected 17th century shipwreck. Among items identified was a cannon from the period and an anchor, which was recovered, along with other items. Beliss used the recently announced purchased data to make the finds on initial dives.

The Company announced that it posted to YouTube.com a video of the cannon recently found off the east coast of Florida. Research suggests the cannon and anchor found are likely from the same 17th century shipwreck. The video can be viewed at https://youtu.be/pPqghpKjgJM.

Beliss Corp. (BLIS), closed Thursday's trading session at $4.89, up 50.00%, on 1,000 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 310 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.00/$7.8499999.

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Orex Minerals, Inc. (ORMNF)

Stockhouse, Stock Scores, Broker Newswire, Smart Stock Trading Strategies, Lamp News, Mining Capital, Mining Stock Education, 4-Traders, Finance Recorder, Gold Stock Data, Macroaxis, Dividend Investor, TradingView, PR Newswire, Mining Stock Valuator, Barchart, GuruFocus, OTC.watch, Seeking Alpha, Morningstar, Mexico Mining Center, Nasdaq, Wallet Investor, Junior Mining Network, MarketWatch and Market Screener reported earlier on Orex Minerals, Inc. (ORMNF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the Quality Stocks Daily Newsletter.

Orex Minerals, Inc. is a junior mineral exploration company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It has a portfolio of large gold, silver, and copper exploration projects on well-known mineral trends in Mexico (Coneto, San Luis del Cordero and Sandra Escobar Projects), and Canada (Jumping Josephine Gold Project). The Company is under the management provided by the experienced Belcarra Group Management Ltd. The Belcarra Group consists of highly qualified mining professionals. Orex Minerals lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

Three of the Company’s projects are in Durango State, Mexico. These include the Coneto Silver-Gold Project as a joint venture (JV) with Fresnillo PLC; the Sandra Escobar Silver Project with Pan American Silver Corp.; and the San Luis del Cordero Silver-Copper-Zinc Project. Orex's fourth project is the Jumping Josephine Gold Project in the Province of British Columbia, Canada.

The Coneto Silver-Gold Project is in the Mesa Central, on the eastern flank of the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains. It is in the region around the village of Coneto de Comonfort, 100 km north of Durango City, in Durango, Mexico. At Coneto, Orex Minerals has 45 percent ownership of 4,995 hectares of mineral concessions.

The Sandra Escobar Project is a silver and gold exploration property. It is 40 km north of the community of Tepehuanes and 180 km north of the City of Durango in Durango State, Mexico. The project comprises the Sandra Property of 6,335 hectares and the Escobar Property of 635 hectares of mineral concessions.

The San Luis del Cordero Silver-Copper-Zinc Project is a skarn and epithermal vein hosted silver-copper-zinc district, situated 155 kms NNE of the City of Durango and immediately north of the town of San Luis del Cordero. Old mine workings and mineralized showings wrap around a quartz-feldspar-porphyry intrusive. The mineral concessions total 2,825 hectares.

The Jumping Josephine Gold Project is in the West Kootenay Region in southern British Columbia. It consists of 24 current mineral claims totalling 11,667 hectares. The property includes the historic Granville Mountain Mining Camp.

Recently, Orex Minerals announced that it completed a private placement financing to raise gross proceeds of $800,000 from the sale of 8,000,000 units at a price of $0.10 per unit, with each unit consisting of one common share and one-half of one warrant. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to maintain its 40 percent share of the Sandra-Escobar Project in good standing and fund its 40 percent share of the forthcoming work program. It also intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to make the necessary payments under its existing option to acquire 100 percent of the Cordero Project and for general corporate and working capital purposes.

Orex Minerals, Inc. (ORMNF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.041875, up 59.5238%, on 5,309,004 volume with 513 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 276,942 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.021099999/$0.129899993.

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Novo Integrated Sciences, Inc. (NVOS)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Novo Integrated Sciences, Inc. (NVOS), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.46, up 43.7051%, on 82,110 volume with 65 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 7,939 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.170000001/$0.589999973.

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AdvanSource Biomaterials Corp.  (ASNB)

TopPennyStockMovers, Zacks, Money Morning,  S.A. Advisory, Marketbeat, Penny Stock Tweets, and Nebula Stocks reported on AdvanSource Biomaterials Corp. (ASNB), and we also report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter. 

AdvanSource Biomaterials Corp. is an ISO certified materials technology company headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts.  Specialists in polyurethane technologies, the Company provides a variety of material formats for use in long and short-term implants and disposable products.  Fundamentally, AdvanSource is a foremost developer of advanced polymer materials for a wide spectrum of medical devices.

AdvanSource Biomaterials lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.  The Company formerly went by the name CardioTech International, Inc. It changed its name to AdvanSource Biomaterials Corp. in October of 2008.

The Company serves the medical device and pharmaceutical market. AdvanSource’s materials have a history of use in short and long-term implant applications. These include stents, artificial heart valves, VADs, catheters, guidewires, and introducers. 

AdvanSource Biomaterials’ expertise lies in the synthesis and formulation of polymeric materials with a broad array of physical and chemical properties. These materials possess innovative characteristics including biocompatibility and biodurability. They can be tailored for specific properties, including lubricity and antimicrobial formats.

The Company’s biomaterials are used in devices designed for treating a wide spectrum of anatomical sites and disease states.  Products include ChronoFlex AL; ChronoFlex AR; ChronoFlex C; ChronoPrene; ChronoSil; ChronoThane P; ChronoThane T; HydroMed; HydroThane; and PolyBlend.    

 ChronoFlex AL is a family of biodurable aliphatic polycarbonate-based thermoplastic urethanes. The design of these is to overcome surface degradation such as stress-induced microfissures.   

PolyBlend is a family of very soft, aromatic polyurethane elastomeric alloys. These can be used as a substitute for natural rubber or latex in many applications. HydroMed is a series of ether-based hydrophilic urethanes with premier adhesive and cohesive properties.

Markets AdvanSource Biomaterials serves include orthopedics, cardiovascular, drug delivery, endoscopy, neurology, urology, spine, interventional radiology, peripheral vascular, ENT, gastroenterology, oncology, and diabetes management.

The Company has a strategic alliance with Medibrane Ltd. Medibrane is a top Israeli coating technology company. The Strategic Alliance provides for technology collaboration, development, and commercialization of medical coatings utilizing AdvanSource’s material technologies in collaboration with Medibrane’s coating and surface modification technologies and enhancements. Medibrane is a designer, developer and manufacturer of customized polymeric surgical implants, implantable device coatings, encapsulation coatings, as well as bio-absorbable implants.

AdvanSource Biomaterials Corp. (ASNB), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.212, up 45.905%, on 1,946,411 volume with 608 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 40,989 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.049497/$0.284399986.

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StartMonday Technology Corp. (STMDF)

Dividend Investor, OTC Markets, Stockhouse, MarketWatch, Barchart, GuruFocus, Science of Stocks, Investorx.ca, and Penny Stock Hub reported on StartMonday Technology Corp. (STMDF), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

StartMonday Technology Corp. engages in candidate selection solutions for employers in the retail and hospitality sectors. The Company helps employers choose better candidates, quicker, with the power of 15-second video introductions. A smart recruitment technology enterprise, StartMonday Technology has its corporate headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

StartMonday Technology was founded by professionals from the recruiting and tech fields - Ray Gibson from recruiting and HR, and Andrew Evans from the founding team at Careerbuilder.com.

StartMonday Technology’s commitment is to building strong tools for the Mobile Generation. Moreover, the Company is further developing its technology with an open blockchain solution for verifiable career histories named CareerChain.

StartMonday's video-led mobile and web applications deliver a better impression of customer skills and personality, ultimately assisting employers in deciding which candidates they should talk to first. This makes the process much more efficient.

StartMonday's core products center around 15-second videos filmed by candidates on their own mobile phones and web browsers. This puts job applications decisively in the social media and mobile native arena.

This enables job seekers to present themselves in their own way. In addition to lessening cost and time-to-hire, the Company brings massive employer branding opportunities to its clients.

Recently, StartMonday Technology announced that it has partnered with Talent Tech Labs (TTL)- Manhattan-based, as part of their late-stage accelerator program targeted at advancing select, mature startups ready for targeted penetration into the North American market. Talent Tech Labs is a sector leader in the knowledge and analysis of up-and-coming trends and technologies applied to improving the state of the art of recruitment.

StartMonday Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ray Gibson said, “We are extremely pleased to have been selected for the TTL accelerator program. This is a limited and very influential opportunity that has previously proven its worth at propelling entry into the U.S. marketplace… We believe this program will ideally position us to really show what StartMonday and CareerChain can do to accelerate success within the HR industry arm of Corporate America.”

StartMonday Technology Corp. (STMDF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.045, up 112.2642%, on 3,100 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 14,053 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000009999/$2.44000005.

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IGEN Networks Corp. (IGEN)

NetworkNewsWire.com, MarketWatch, InvestorsHub, Marketwired, OTC Markets, Information Vine, Business Insider, Stock Press Daily, The Street, and Barchart reported on IGEN Networks Corp. (IGEN), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

IGEN Networks Corp. is a foremost innovator of cloud-based and Internet of Things (IoT) automotive solutions for the protection and management of mobile assets. The Company provides peace-of-mind to automotive consumers and their families via direct access to IoT cloud-based services, which include Stolen Vehicle Protection, Real-time updates on asset health and Driver Behavior. OTCQB-listed and incorporated in 2006, IGEN Networks has its head office in Murrieta, California.

The Company provides vehicle tracking and recovery solutions to the automotive dealership industries in the U.S. IGEN Networks serves the automobile industry through vehicle security services, lot management services, and driver behavior services.

IGEN Networks enables automotive dealer channels to provide new products, create additional revenue streams, as well as keep their customers. The Company provides peace-of-mind to consumers through providing direct access to vehicle status and driver behavior. The Company also enables insurance companies to decrease their rating errors through offering consumers discounted premiums in return for access to vehicle and driver behavior data.

IGEN Networks Corp. (IGEN), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0149, up 75.2941%, on 75,662 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 24,290 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0026/$0.028999999.

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Trxade Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS)

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

The second quarter financial report of emerging pharmaceutical supplies and services provider Trxade Group (NASDAQ: MEDS) is a modern-moment testament to the hardiness of American entrepreneurial solutions under the most difficult of situations. While large segments of the population have faced easily understandable worries about the economic impacts of governmental and corporate policies responding to the potentially deadly and disabling coronavirus pandemic, many small businesses have found ways to not only survive, but to thrive.

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

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

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

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

Business-to-Business (B2B)

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

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

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

Consumer

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

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

Retail

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

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

Health Care Market

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

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

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

TRxADE’s programs include:

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

Management Team 

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

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

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

Trxade Group Inc. (MEDS), closed the day's trading session at $0.07, up 1.45%, on 80,303 volume with 13 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 71,511 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.026/$0.1397.

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The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (CSE: WTER) (NASDAQ: WTER)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (CSE: WTER) (NASDAQ: WTER).

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ: WTER) (CSE: WTER) was featured today in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. The months after the coronavirus broke out were characterized by a severe decline in commerce. Industries like airlines, food service and tourism were especially hit, with a large chunk of the more than 30 million Americans who lost their jobs coming from these sectors. Cannabis, on the other hand has weathered the storm fairly well. There was a spike in marijuana sales in the weeks leading up to the shutdown and self-isolation orders and in the months since, several states have reported record breaking sales.

Founded in 2012, The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (CSE: WTER) (NASDAQ: WTER) is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Its flagship product, Alkaline88®, is a leading premier alkaline water brand available in bulk and single-serve sizes, along with eco-friendly aluminum packaging options. With its innovative, state-of-the-art proprietary electrolysis process, Alkaline88® delivers perfect 8.8 pH balanced alkaline drinking water with trace minerals and electrolytes and boasts the company’s trademarked label ‘Clean Beverage’. Quickly being recognized as a growing lifestyle brand, Alkaline88® launched A88 Infused™ in 2019 to meet consumer demand for flavor-infused products. A88 Infused™ flavored water is available in six unique all-natural flavors, with new flavors coming soon. Additionally, in 2020, the company launched the A88CBD™ brand, featuring a broad line of topical and ingestible products. These products are made with lab-tested full and broad-spectrum hemp and include salves, balms, lotions, essential oils, bath-salts, CBD infused drinks, tinctures, capsules, gummies and powder packs.

Innovation and Expansion

Founded in 2012, The Alkaline Water Company began with a mission to create the best-tasting water in the world. At the time, there were two emerging trends in health-conscious consumers: a growing interest in the alkaline diet and perceived health benefits of pink Himalayan rock salt. By combining these two concepts in an alkaline water and trademarking the name Alkaline88, The Alkaline Water Company began offering what it calls the smoothest tasting Clean Beverage™ in the U.S. enhanced-water category.

Now a top bulk alkaline-water brand (the company reported record sales in March and April 2020, surpassing March and April 2019 numbers by 114% and 171%, respectively), The Alkaline Water Company is committed to growing its national footprint through innovation and expansion. That mindset was evident as the company introduced eco-friendly aluminum bottles and branched out into flavor-infused waters; the company currently offers six different flavors: peach/mango, lemon/lime, raspberry, watermelon, blood orange and lemon.

The company’s commitment to innovation may be most evident in its newest product line: A88CBD. This line of CBD-infused products includes tinctures, capsules, gummies, salves, balms, hand and foot lotions, essential oils, bath bombs and bath salts, as well as CBD-infused drinks, water and beverage shots. These quality, CBD-infused offerings are all made with lab-tested, full-spectrum hemp and are conveniently packaged and perfect for on-the-go or at home use.

In addition, The Alkaline Water Company has implemented an aggressive growth strategy, with numerous organic initiatives focused on national multichannel, mass-market expansion through a direct-to-warehouse model and co-packing facilities that are strategically located within 600 miles of 95% of the U.S. population. In addition to this strong brick-and-mortar approach, the company recently launched a B2C e-commerce platform (www.A88CBD.com) and aggressive digital-marketing campaigns.

Clear Advantages in a Growing Market

With consistent growth year over year, the company reported $32.2 million in revenue in fiscal 2019 and has emerged as a growth leader in the functional (value-added) waters space, which is the fastest-growing segment of the bottled water industry.

The Alkaline Water Company’s efforts are focused on its clear competitive advantages, including its strong marketing (the inclusion of alkaline in product names); existing grocery channels, which feature excellent relationships and a nationwide broker network; distinctive branding; proprietary technology, which produces great-tasting, high-quality water, infused drinks and other products; and price, with a broad range of products in all formats, from bulk bottles to single serve.

As the company focuses on strategic growth, it is eyeing the impressive potential of a market that is on a strong upswing. Annual bottled water sales have now surpassed soda consumption, with soda sales in the United States having declined by $1.2 billion over the past five years. Some research indicates that the global bottled water market will reach an estimated $280 billion this year, while the CBD market is forecast to top $20 billion by 2024.

With its products available in all major trade channels, including grocery stores, drug stores, c-stores and big-box retailers, The Alkaline Water Company is also looking to expand into new spaces, such as health and beauty, hospitality and specialty retailer locations.

Seasoned Management Team

The Alkaline Water Company is led by an experienced team focused on the company’s core strategy of building a national retail footprint and extending its lifestyle brands into other consumer packaged goods categories.

Richard A. Wright, President, CEO and Co-Founder of The Alkaline Water Company Inc., oversees all aspects of the business, successfully guiding the company through strategic opportunities and delivering greater than 50% growth since the company’s inception. A passionate and versatile leader with a strong track record of innovation, collaboration and achieving goal-driven results, Wright is a serial entrepreneur with more than 41 years of experience. Early in his career, he spent years at one of the ‘Big Four’ accounting firms, working his way up to Regional Director of Tax and Financial Planning. As a CPA, entrepreneur and former CFO, Wright brings extensive knowledge of finance, operations, sales and marketing to the team, and he has participated in hundreds of M&A transactions throughout his career.

David Guarino, CFO, Secretary, Treasurer and Director, earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a Master of Accountancy from the University of Denver. From 2008 to 2013, Guarino was President and a Director of Kahala Corp., a worldwide franchisor of multiple quick-service restaurant brands with locations in 49 states and more than 25 countries. From 2014 to 2015, Guarino was President of HTI International Holdings Inc., a technology company focused on forward osmosis water filtration technology.

Frank Chessman, National Sales Manager, is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. He spent 25 years with Ralph’s Grocery, Kroger’s largest division, working at many levels before ultimately becoming Vice President of Advertising & Marketing. He then served 14 years as Executive Vice President at Simon Marketing. Chessman has more than a decade of experience in the beverage manufacturing industry.

Brian Sudano, Director, is managing partner of Beverage Marketing Corporation and BMC Strategic Associates. Sudano’s experience covers nearly the entire beverage industry, from energy drinks to wine, with special expertise in beverage alcohol by virtue of varied industry experience across a broad range of projects. Sudano manages several major clients, providing ongoing strategic and market advice and leading projects in strategic planning, market entry analysis and planning, sales/distribution, business modeling, brand repositioning and international opportunity assessment. He has spoken at many beverage industry events and is a contributing editor at Beverage World magazine.

Aaron Keay, Chairman, has been a successful investor, entrepreneur and financier to multiple small cap and startup companies over the last decade. During his time with these companies, he served in advisor, board-member and senior-management roles. His experience ranges across multiple sectors in mining, biotech, health and wellness, tech and cannabis, where he has invested and raised more than $500 million.

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ: WTER), closed Friday's trading session at $8.00, up 6.5246%, on 82,573 volume with 365 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 77,204 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.01999998/$13.1260004.

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Predictive Oncology (NASDAQ: POAI)

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

Predictive Oncology (NASDAQ: POAI) was featured today in a publication from BioMedWire, examining how bipedal robots have, for a long time, been struggling to walk like human beings and they have tried balancing and moving forward without falling. It has taken several years of hard work; and now the robots are starting to get comfortable with the art of walking. Their walking technique is putting them in a position of helping persons in need. Also today, the company was featured in a publication from BioMedWire, examining how POAI through its subsidiary TumorGenesis and working with distributor US Biological Corporation, has accomplished a major achievement. Recently, the company announced its first-ever commercial order of a novel ovarian cancer cell culture media for cancer cells collected from patient-derived samples (“PDx”) (http://ibn.fm/2xwl6 ).

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

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

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

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

Subsidiaries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Competitive Advantage

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

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

Leadership Team

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

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

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

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

Predictive Oncology (POAI), closed the day's trading session at $0.293, off by 0.03%, on 23,081 volume with 23 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 23,504 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.01/$0.80.

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ISW Holdings (ISWH)

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

As the cannabis space heats back up again, investing in the promising market could be worth looking at. A recent InvestorPlace article noted that pot stocks will “soar” in the second half of 2020, and industry newcomer ISW Holdings (OTC: ISWH), a brand-management portfolio company with a new partnership in the  crypto mining equipment sector, is ideally positioned in the space.

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 Monday's trading session at $5.87, up 9.5149%, on 26,198 volume with 179 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 121,600 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.94000005/$11.6000003.

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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), a leading provider of environmentally beneficial solutions for tree and storm waste disposal, has announced that it has recently completed work on its dual mulch bagger and fully automated electric grinding screen operations in Waste Management’s (“WM”) landfill facilities located in Apopka, Florida (http://nnw.fm/0DxuV). The completion of the facility, which will allow SGTM to increase its mulch manufacturing by four million bags per year (within one shift) in the Apoka facility comes after the company entered into a joint-venture with Mulch Manufacturing Inc. in October 2019 (http://nnw.fm/ARicT), an arrangement which SGTM formalized by fully acquiring Mulch Manufacturing and its operations in February of this year.

Sustainable Green Team Ltd. (OTC: 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. (OTC: SGTM), closed Tuesday's trading session at $5.57, up 1.8282%, on 914,374 volume with 3,140 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,062,282 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.97000002/$8.43999958.

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Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD)

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

Sugarmade, Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) was featured today in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. So far, 2020 has been pretty rough on drug reform initiatives. Marijuana legalization activists in states like Idaho and Florida have had to postpone their legalization activities after the coronavirus pandemic made signature collection almost impossible and kept lawmakers occupied with more urgent issues. However, the push for federal marijuana reform received a massive boost after a Democratic Senator filed a new bill to federally legalize marijuana in late July.

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

The Coronavirus Cannabis Boom Market

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

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

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

Sugarmade Growth Strategy

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

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

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

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

 

Diversified Portfolio

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

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

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

Market Opportunity

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

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

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

Management

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

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

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), closed the day's trading session at $0.032, off by 5.88%, on 4,136,196 volume with 260 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 7,656,739 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0132/$0.415.

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DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO)

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

DarioHealth (NASDAQ: DRIO), a pioneer in the global digital-therapeutics market, will release its second-quarter earnings on June 30, 2020, as well as host a 9 a.m. ET conference call and webcast on the same day. Hosted by CEO Erez Raphael, president and North America general manager Rick Anderson, and CFO Zvi Ben-David, the call will include a business update as well as an earnings discussion. Interested parties are invited to participate by dialing 1-844-369-8770 (in the United States) or 1-862-298-0840 (internationally) or visiting http://ibn.fm/wQKu5. To view the full press release, visit http://ibn.fm/QqO17

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 Monday's trading session at $6.45, up 2.381%, on 29,034 volume with 157 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 71,272 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.01999998/$13.1260004.

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SRAX Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX)

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

SRAX (NASDAQ: SRAX), a provider of digital-marketing and consumer data-management technology products, provides a win-win solution to the seekers and holders of big information in today’s digital age. Its BIGtoken platform provides a transparent solution that compensates users while providing fee-based access to marketers. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/g048f

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 Wednesday's trading session at $0.088, even for the day. The average volume for the last 3 months is 34 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.072159998/$0.208299994.

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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).

LexaGene Holdings Inc. (TSX.V: LXG) (OTCQB: LXXGF) was featured today in a publication from BioMedWire, examining how winters are always categorized with frozen mud, icy winds, and musty parkas. It is also a dark-induced season characterized by a lot of rainfall, making a lot of people sad. Furthermore, it is always accompanied by cold temperatures. However, research shows that there are two categories of people who can tolerate cold temperatures; men and indigenous Arctic groups like the Siberians. Since many people live in these cold areas, they need to acclimate and adapt to these areas.

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).

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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 Thursday's trading session at $1.56, up 7.5862%, on 1,073,176 volume with 2,570 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,018,880 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.25/$7.90000009.

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

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

PowerBand Solutions (TSX.V: PBX) (OTCQB: PWWBF) (FRA: 1ZVA) earlier last month announced that its U.S. leasing division, MUSA Auto Finance LLC, had begun originating auto loans in Texas and Florida and will soon add California and other states’ markets. The launch provides Americans with solutions for their driving and financing needs at a time that many are hitting the road. A recent article discussed optimal timing of MUSA’s platform in a season with a preference for road trips. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/w02V0

A Better Way to Connect and Acquire Vehicles

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

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

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

The PowerBand Auto Platform

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

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

Automotive’s Growing Markets

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

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

Disrupting Auto Leasing with MUSA

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

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

Experienced Leadership

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

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

 

PowerBand Solutions Inc. (OTCQB: PWWBF), closed Friday's trading session at $6.25, up 43.3486%, on 547,048 volume with 3,682 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 16,296 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.0999999/$10.5600004.

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Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Canopy Rivers Inc. (RIV) (CNPOF).

Delta, Kelowna, BC - August 7, 2020 Investorideas.com, a global news source covering leading sectors including marijuana and hemp stocks and its potcast site, www.potcasts.ca release today's podcast edition of cannabis news and stocks to watch plus insight from thought leaders and experts, featuring Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF) . Listen to the podcast: https://www.investorideas.com/Audio/Podcasts/2020/080720-StocksToWatch.mp3

Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF) is the venture capital investment platform of Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC).

Canopy Rivers is a unique investment and operating platform structured to pursue investment opportunities in the emerging global cannabis sector. Canopy Rivers collaborates with Canopy Growth to identify strategic counterparties seeking financial and/or operating support. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Canopy Rivers has developed an ecosystem of complementary cannabis operating companies operating throughout the cannabis value chain.

Canopy Rivers, in collaboration with Canopy Growth, has established a diverse portfolio of cannabis industry investments that includes domestic and international companies, licensed producers, late-stage licensed producer applicants, pharmaceutical formulators, brand developers and distributors, retail networks, and technology and media platforms. Investments are customized for each counterparty and include a balanced mix of equity, debt, royalty and profit-sharing agreements.

Canopy Rivers’ expanding portfolio includes:

  • Agripharm Corp. (private) is an ACMPR licensed producer, acquired by Canopy Growth in January 2017. In November 2017 Agripharm completed a joint venture with globally recognized partners Green House Seeds and Organa Brands. Canopy Growth has sublicensed proprietary technology, trademarks, genetics, know-how and other intellectual property from Agripharm to distribute the suite of Green House and Organa Brands products across the country, when permissible.
  • CanapaR Corp. (private) owns 80% of CanapaR Italy, a Sicily-based company focused on developing and commercializing Italy’s local hemp cultivation industry through its partnership with the renowned Department of Agriculture at the University of Catania and its rapidly building extraction capabilities for the production of organic CBD oil. CanapaR Italy’s outsource farming model with local Sicilian farmers and its university partnership will provide it with a low-cost source of organic CBD oil, which is increasingly used as an input into new commercial products in the growing health and wellness industries.
  • Civilized Worldwide Inc. (private), is a media and lifestyle brand with offices in New Brunswick and California that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture. Civilized aims to engage the millions of productive, motivated people who choose to enjoy cannabis responsibly as part of their lifestyle. Reaching 2+ million unique visitors per month, North America-wide, Civilized produces engaging content for and about people who enjoy cannabis responsibly.
  • James E. Wagner Cultivation Ltd. (TSXV:JWCA) was founded in 2007 by third generation agricultural and cannabis cultivators. JWC is the first entirely aeroponic producer of cannabis in Canada, and its patent-pending aeroponic production technology, called GrowthStormTM, allows for perpetual harvesting and improved yields. The company was issued a license to cultivate from Health Canada in January 2017 and a subsequent sales license in March 2018.
  • LiveWell Foods Canada Inc. (TSXV:LVWL) was established in 1993 as a nutritional lifestyle company, and operates in the production of fresh produce and food technology. The company’s O-Hemp division distributes bulk and retail hemp products through its existing channel partners. LiveWell entered into a strategic agreement with Canopy Rivers and Canopy Growth in April 2018.
  • PharmHouse (private) is a joint venture between Canopy Rivers and the principals and operators of leading North American greenhouse produce companies. PharmHouse has arranged to acquire a newly built 1.3-million-square-foot greenhouse located in Leamington, Ontario.
  • Radicle Cannabis Inc. (private) is an ACMPR-licensed cannabis company based in Hamilton, Ontario backed by a management team that brings extensive experience in regulated industries, retail distribution, tobacco and pharmaceutical development, as well as Award-winning cannabis horticulturist breeders and medical professionals.
  • Solo Growth (TSXV:ALZ) is a new cannabis retail concept that will operate locations under the name “YSS by Solo,” relying on the expertise of a management team comprised of founding shareholders, senior officers and board members of Solo Liquor Stores Ltd., a leading Canadian liquor retailer. Solo Growth was established through a recapitalization of Aldershot Resources Ltd.’s corporate structure that will allow the company to execute a new retail-focused cannabis business strategy.
  • Spot Therapeutics Inc. (private) is an applicant that was acquired by Canopy Growth in August 2017 to solidify its Maritimes expansion strategy and less than four weeks later Canopy Growth signed a supply MOU with the New Brunswick government. Canopy Rivers purchased the property and entered into a long-term lease and committed funding agreement with Canopy Growth.
  • TerrAscend Corp. (CSE:TER) cultivates high-quality cannabis in an indoor hydroponic facility, backed by a strategic investor boasting a strong background in the pharmaceutical space and an extensive portfolio of specialty pharma assets.
  • Vert Mirabel (private) is a joint venture that was established in December 2017 between Canopy Rivers, Canopy Growth, and Les Serres Stephane Bertrand. Bertrand is a large-scale greenhouse operator located in Mirabel, Quebec, and the largest grower of pink tomatoes in the country. With guidance and assistance from Canopy Growth, the greenhouse has been upgraded and retrofitted for cannabis production and was licensed by Health Canada in May 2018.

As the company’s portfolio continues to develop, each constituent benefits from opportunities to collaborate with Canopy Growth and among themselves. Canopy Rivers believes this formula results in an ideal environment for innovation, synergy and value creation for Canopy Rivers, Canopy Growth and across the entire Rivers ecosystem.

Canopy Rivers is led by an experienced team of qualified financial and technical professionals with deep industry experience and relationship networks. The company’s acting CEO and chairman is Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy Growth and founder of Tweed Marijuana.

Canopy Rivers Inc. (CNPOF), closed the day's trading session at $4.50, up 0.22%, on 248,287 volume with 473 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 460,659 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.18/$11.82.

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Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG)

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

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

Proprietary Products

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

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

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

Global Network of Elepreneurs

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

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

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

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

Continued Momentum as Industry Leader

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

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

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

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

Preparing for Success

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

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

Contact
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Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG), closed the day's trading session at $1.01, up 23.17%, on 276,351 volume with 217 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 279,074 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.27/$2.54.

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Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Net Element (NETE).

On June 15, 2020, Net Element announced its entry into a binding letter of intent to merge with privately-held Mullen Technologies Inc., a Southern California-based electric vehicle company, in a stock-for-stock reverse merger in which Mullen’s stockholders will receive the majority of the outstanding stock in the post-merger company. The proposed merger is currently pending the execution of a definitive agreement, shareholder vote and regulatory approval.

Net Element Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) is a global financial technology and value-added solutions group that supports electronic payments acceptance in an omni-channel environment spanning across point-of-sale, e-commerce and mobile devices. The company operates a payments-as-a-service transactional model and value-added services platform for small to medium enterprises in the U.S. and selected emerging markets.

Net Element believes the future of global commerce is being revolutionized as consumers quickly migrate toward omni-channel shopping utilizing mobile devices, desktop, and online services. The company’s all-in-one payment solutions support and unify a whole range of applications through a single, robust platform, allowing global onboarding and support for multiple payment methods.

Net Element has also launched a blockchain-focused business unit that will develop and deploy blockchain technology-based solutions. Net Element expects the new division to create a decentralized crypto-based ecosystem that will act as a framework for an unlimited number of value-added services, connecting merchants and consumers in a seamless, economically efficient transaction. This new business unit intends to also identify and invest in unique projects that decentralize and disrupt the payment processing industry by combining blockchain technology and real-world applications with talented development teams, strong fundamentals and addressable markets large in size.

“We believe that we’re at the dawn of a new evolution where additional digital payment methods are being introduced,” Net Element chairman and CEO Oleg Firer, says. “Introduction of our division focused on blockchain as part of the NASDAQ-listed entity will add transparency and compliance assurance to our investors as well as provide access to deploy value-added services to over 20 million electronic commerce clients that are currently part of Net Element’s growing network.”

Net Element clients are treated to customized solutions that provide the flexibility needed to keep up with customers. Among the services offered are mobile payment apps that accept payments anywhere, anytime; cloud-based solutions built to increase productivity and enhance revenue for clients and partners; marketing solutions that turn lookers into buyers; and business analytics that make it easy for clients to monitor business metrics, engage with customers and compare the competition. Its multi-channel platform combines e-commerce, offline, point-of-sale, comprehensive back office tools, mobile point-of-sale, credit scoring and customer interaction in one powerful platform-as-a-service technology.

Net Element owns and operates a global mobile payments and transactional processing provider, TOT Group, Inc., with the following subsidiaries:

  • Unified Payments – An award-winning, customized mobile billing and payments solution, recognized by Inc. Magazine as the No. 1 Fastest Growing Company in America in 2012.
  • Aptito – A next-generation, all-in-one, cloud-based restaurant management and point-of-sale payments platform using wireless technology.
  • Payonline – A fully integrated, processor agnostic electronic commerce platform.

Net Element is ranked on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ list of North America’s 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in both 2017 and 2018, during which the company grew 190 percent and 183 percent, respectively. The company credits its progression to organic growth in its North America Transactions Segment, specifically the success of its Unified Payments brand, which focuses on value-added payment acceptance solutions for small to medium enterprises in the United States.

Net Element was also listed among South Florida Business Journal’s 2016 fastest growing technology companies.

Leveraging its suite of application performing interfaces (APIs) and connectors, Net Element powers commerce for businesses of all sizes through multi-channel platforms, all-in-one digital solutions, and end-to-end encryption of cardholder data utilizing tamper resistant hardware that ensures integrity and simplifies security.

Leading this innovation is chairman and CEO Oleg Firer, who is responsible for the overall vision, strategy and execution of the company’s mission of powering global commerce. He is joined by CFO Jeffrey Ginsburg, CPA, and Steven Wolberg, the company’s chief legal officer and secretary. Each corporate officer brings a unique blend of leadership, vision, experience and creative energy to the company.

From mobile payments and value-added transactional innovations like Aptito to e-commerce and retail payment transaction processing brands like Payonline and Unified Payments, Net Element is transforming the online and mobile experience.

Net Element (NETE), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.25925, up 12.7174%, on 32,080 volume with 21 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 17,940 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.109999999/$8.00.

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

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

Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR), 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 $1.4899, up 7.1871%, on 1,319,660 volume with 3,490 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 511,377 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.25/$8.50.

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