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BHPA, Inc. (BHPA)

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BHPA, Inc. is taking advantage of its strong cloud hash power and big data processing capabilities toward the creation of a reliable and convenient cloud hash power service platform. The Company's wholly-owned subsidiary is BHP Advance, Inc. BHP Advance acts as the technology and service operator. It provides a cryptocurrency mining SaaS platform powered by a reliable and secure blockchain algorithm, along with market-leading data processing capabilities and other online services.

BHPA is a client of Hestia Insight, Inc., Irvine, California. Esatblished in 2005, BHPA was previously known as Star Resorts Development, Inc. It changed its corporate name to BHPA, Inc. in June of 2019. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets.

BHP Advance has a well-established worldwide partnership network with large-scale cryptocurrency mining farms such as RRMine. RRMine is a Global Computing Power Asset Management and Trading Platform of Hong Kong SuperB Grace Limited. It provides transparent and decentralized computing power management, settlement, and trading services to customers globally based on blockchain technology.

BHP Advance’s dedication is to providing a cloud mining solution capable of breaking new barriers in the cryptocurrency mining space, enabling crypto mining firms and enthusiasts to transcend the defining limitations of time, power, as well as the technology horizon.

Last month, BHPA announced that it and Q-Link Technology Ltd. agreed to build cooperation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on "The Intention to Acquire Q-Link by BHPA". The MoU signing took place at Hainan Eco-Software Park, High-tech Industry Demonstration Zone, Old Town, Chengmai County, Hainan Province, China, on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

Established in China in 2019, Q-link Technology is positioned as an international Computing Power Supplier. It provides computing power products and services to innovation companies. The core product of Q-Link is the hash power for BTC mining and One-stop IPFS system integration service. The MOU coverage is centered on the fields of, among others, the general content of the acquisition intention, the division of responsibilities and obligations of both parties, and the determination of exclusivity.

BHPA, Inc. (BHPA), closed Thursday's trading session at $2.19, up 16.4894%, on 4,340 volume with 10 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,114 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.159999996/$3.50.

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Else Nutrition Holdings, Inc. (BABYF)

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Else Nutrition GH Ltd.is a developer of plant-based alternatives to dairy-based baby nutrition. Else Nutrition GH Ltd.’s unique, 100 percent plant-based, non-soy, formula is a clean-ingredient alternative to dairy-based formula. The holding company, ELSE Nutrition Holdings, Inc, is a publicly-traded company, listed as TSX-V: BABY, as part of the TSX Venture Exchange and as OTCQB: BABYF as part of the NY OTC QB Exchange. A food and nutrition company, Else Nutrition GH Ltd. is based in Israel.

The Company’s mission is to create real, plant-based alternatives for parents and those who want a cleaner, more sustainable way to nourish their babies and toddlers. Else Nutrition GH Ltd. concentrates on developing inventive, clean, and plant-based food and nutrition products for infants, toddlers, children, as well as adults. Else Nutrition won the "2017 Best Health and Diet Solutions' award at the Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan, Italy.

Else is created via an innovative, science-backed, and sustainable process that transforms three whole plants, through the cleanest, natural process. Its Executive and Advisory Board includes leaders from Abbott Nutrition, Mead Johnson, Boston Children's Hospital, ESPHGAN (European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition), Plum Organics, Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine, and Gastroenterology & Nutrition Institute of RAMBAM Medical Center.

The Company does not ‘alter the chemistry’ of its ingredients. It does not use isolated components or separated derivatives (broken down parts) of the food. As a result, its Toddler Nutritional drink is produced without any strong chemicals. All the protein, fat, and carbohydrates are obtained directly from the aforementioned three ingredients present - almond, buckwheat, and tapioca.

Else Nutrition Holdings, Inc. earlier announced that it expanded its intellectual property (IP) portfolio to India and Canada. The Company received a formal grant from the Indian Patent office for its patent application 640/CHENP/2015, and a notice of allowance from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for its patent application 2898980, for its proprietary, clean, plant-based formulation for infant and toddler populations.

Else’s proprietary, plant based, clean label formula for toddlers is launching this month. Furthermore, ELSE in conjunction with its Food and Drug Administration (FDA) consulting partner continues to progress on the regulatory pathway for manifold products. These include an infant formula and new products now in development for the adult nutrition market.

This week, Else announced the online product launch of its Else Plant-Based Complete Toddler Nutrition. This is the first fully certified USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Organic, Clean Label, Plant-Based, Soy-Free nutritional drink for toddlers. It is made with ingredients, vitamins, and minerals that help support growth and development after a baby's first year.

Else Plant-Based Complete Nutrition is the only internationally-patented, real alternative for babies beyond the first year. This includes those with milk intolerances/sensitivities, those looking to avoid dairy and soy, and for all families looking for a clean, plant-based option for their children.

Else Nutrition Holdings, Inc. (BABYF), closed Thursday's trading session at $1.39, even for the day, on 156,915 volume with 123 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 254,395 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.218799993/$2.20840001.

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Jupiter Gold Corporation (JUPGF)

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Jupiter Gold Corporation has 100 percent-ownership in a number of gold projects aggregating more than 154,000 acres in Brazil in the development and exploratory stages. The Company has six projects and 11 mineral rights and acreage in some of the best gold provinces in Brazil. In addition, Jupiter Gold owns a fully operational gold recovery plant in Brazil, now placed in a mining concession. The plant employs centrifugation for recovery of particulate gold. Jupiter Gold is headquartered in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Jupiter Gold’s projects are situated in premier gold provinces in Brazil including Paracatu (where the largest gold mine in the nation is located, owned by international giant Kinross Gold; 16 million ounces of gold mined and in reported reserves; annual production of 480,000 ounces); and Crixás (with four gold mines owned by gold giant AngloGold Ashanti; 7 million ounces of gold mined and in reported reserves; annual production of 130,000 ounces).

They are also located in the Iron Quadrangle (numerous gold mines); and Serrita (known gold deposits and prospector activity). Moreover, they are located in the Amazon (a new gold frontier with potential for large mineralization). Jupiter Gold’s two flagship projects are (i) Alpha, with 28,167 acres of mineral rights for gold in the State of Minas Gerais; and Alta Floresta, with 24,610 acres of mineral rights for gold in the State of Mato Grosso. Both of these projects are presently under geological exploration by Jupiter Gold.

This past May, Jupiter Gold announced that its technical team working alongside the highly-regarded mineral consultancy GE21 Consultoria Mineral Ltda. (GE21) has made considerable advances towards understanding the structural geology of its 100 percent-owned Alpha Project. An additional objective of the studies conducted was to support Jupiter's upcoming independent technical report on the project. For this purpose, 225 samples were collected for geochemical and gold processing analysis. The Alpha Project is within a geological formation known as the Rio das Velhas Supergroup, where some of the largest gold mines in Brazil have existed.

This week, Jupiter Gold announced that its common stock is now traded on the OTCQB. Mr. Marc Fogassa, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Company, said: "This move upward to OTCQB is timely and highly exciting. It recognizes and rewards our growth."

Jupiter Gold Corporation (JUPGF), closed Thursday's trading session at $1.01, off by 32.6667%, on 1,226 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 237 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.200000002/$1.50.

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Painted Pony Energy Ltd. (PDPYF)

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Painted Pony Energy Ltd. is a natural gas company primarily centered on the development of natural gas and natural gas liquids from the Montney formation in northeast British Columbia. Its corporate philosophy is to grow via production development drilling for natural gas and natural gas liquids. Its mission is to establish the Company as a low-cost supplier of clean natural gas to Canada and the world.

The Company formerly went by the name Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd. It changed its name to Painted Pony Energy Ltd. in May of 2017. Painted Pony Energy is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. The Company lists on the OTC Markets.

Painted Pony Energy’s strategic objective is to provide shareholders with an impressive and consistent per share growth profile of production, reserves, and cash flow through the development of its premium, sweet natural gas resource base located in the optimum area. Its Montney gas is sweet gas with high heat content and no associated water production.

The Montney is one of North America’s premier natural gas resource plays. It is larger in scope and with similar potential as the Marcellus play of the northeastern United States. Painted Pony Energy’s high working interest, contiguous land block encompasses 186,727 net acres of Montney rights.

Painted Pony Energy’s 2019 Average Daily Production was 294 MMcfe/d (48,979 boe/d). The Company’s 2019 2P Reserve Life Index is 64 Years. Painted Pony Energy’s program for this year includes drilling 10 gross (4 net) wells and completing 2 gross (2 net) wells. Painted Pony has entered into a 20-year strategic alliance with AltaGas Ltd. This alliance provides for additional natural gas processing, marketing, as well as egress solutions.

This week, Painted Pony Energy announced that it entered into a definitive arrangement agreement with Canadian Natural Resources Limited (TSX, NYSE: CNQ) pursuant to which Canadian Natural Resources has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Painted Pony Energy for cash consideration of $0.69 per Painted Pony Share. The Purchase Price represents roughly a 30 percent premium over the twenty-day volume weighted average trading price of the Painted Pony Shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). The proposed transaction is to be completed via a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta).

Painted Pony Energy Ltd. (PDPYF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.5075, off by 1.5423%, on 83,075 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 76,065 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.137600004/$0.684700012.

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POET Technologies, Inc. (POETF)

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POET Technologies, Inc. is a design and development company listed on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQX. It offers integration solutions based on the POET Optical Interposer™. This is a novel platform that enables the seamless integration of electronic and photonic devices into a single multi-chip module using advanced wafer-level semiconductor manufacturing techniques and packaging methods. POET Technologies is based in Toronto, Ontario, with operations in Allentown, Pennsylvania and Singapore.

The Company’s Optical Interposer eliminates expensive components and labor-intensive assembly, alignment, burn-in and testing methods utilized in conventional photonics. The cost-efficient integration scheme and scalability of the POET Optical Interposer brings value to any device or system that integrates electronics and photonics. This includes some of the highest growth areas of computing, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles, and high-speed networking for cloud service providers and data centers.

The POET Optical Interposer provides maximum flexibility and scalability. Both electronic and photonic devices are fabricated into the layers of the Optical Interposer at wafer-level. This eliminates active alignment and permits high-speed communication among all devices. Substituting devices or changing form factors is done with minimal design changes to the platform allowing Optical Interposer-based solutions to span numerous product generations and a broad array of applications.

The POET Optical Interposer consists of layers of materials built on a standard semiconductor wafer of any size, using standard semiconductor (CMOS) processes. The bottom layers include the high-speed metal traces found in electronic interposers. The top-most layers incorporate waveguides that guide and focus light, other passive devices (for example filters and gratings) and features that enable the accurate placement and integration of active devices.

Recently, POET Technologies announced that it signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to establish a joint venture (JV) with Xiamen Sanan Integrated Circuit Co. Ltd. (Sanan IC) to manufacture cost-effective, high-performance optical engines based on POET’s proprietary CMOS compatible Optical Interposer platform technology. The proposed JV will be created with contributions of US$50 million based on a combined commitment of cash and intellectual property (IP) from Sanan IC and IP and know-how from POET Technologies.

Sanan IC is a world-class wafer foundry service enterprise. It has an advanced compound semiconductor technology platform, serving the optical, RF microelectronics, and power electronics markets. Sanan IC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sanan Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.

POET Technologies, Inc. (POETF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.3881, off by 3.7212%, on 8,977 volume with 13 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 77,329 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.16854/$0.524999976.

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Rise Gold Corp. (RYES)

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An exploration-stage mining company, Rise Gold Corp.’s principal asset is the historic past-producing Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine in Nevada County, California. The gold-quartz mines of the Grass Valley-Nevada City District in Nevada County have been the most productive in California. The Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine was a major past producer, yielding 2,414,000 oz of gold at an average mill head grade of 17 gpt gold from 1866-1955. The OTCQX-listed Company formerly went by the name Rise Resources, Inc. It changed its name to Rise Gold Corp. in April of 2017. Founded in 2007, Rise Gold is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine features advanced targets with known mineralization. There are numerous exploration targets on this property that is fully owned by Rise Gold. This includes surface and mineral rights.

Rise Gold has 100 percent ownership on what is private land (2,800 acres of subsurface land; 175 acres of industrial land). The property has all the mineral rights of the historic Idaho-Maryland Mine and there are no royalties on future gold production.

In November 2019, Rise Gold announced that it submitted an application for a Use Permit to Nevada County to permit the re-opening of the Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine (IM Mine). Rise Gold is fully financed to complete the County permitting process. The Company has completed 67,500 feet (20,600 meters) of exploration core drilling at the IM Mine. Manifold high-grade gold intercepts were encountered near the existing mine workings and to depths significantly below historic mining areas.

This past April, Rise Gold announced the achievement of an important milestone in the processing of the Use Permit application to Nevada County for the re-opening of the historic past-producing Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine. On April 28, 2020, with a vote of 5-0, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved the contract for Raney Planning & Management, Inc. to prepare the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and conduct contract planning services on behalf of the County for the proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Project.

Rise Gold’s original estimate of the timeline for the Use Permit process is unchanged. The remaining timeline to approval ranges from December 2020 to May 2021. Ancillary construction and operational permits would follow as required.

Last week, Rise Gold announced that it intends to raise US$250,000 via the issuance of an additional 333,333 units upon the same terms as provided for in the recently concluded private placement on July 31, 2020, with each Unit consisting of one share of common stock and one-half of one share purchase warrant at a price of US$0.75 per Unit.

Moreover, last week, Rise Gold announced that a special meeting of holders of shares of common stock of the Corporation will be held at 10:00 a.m. PST on September 18, 2020 at the Corporation's Vancouver office.

Rise Gold Corp. (RYES), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.67, up 3.0769%, on 10,611 volume with 13 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 14,731 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.310000002/$0.826900005.

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Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (STRM)

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Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. is a leader in pre-bill revenue integrity solutions for healthcare providers. Pre-Bill Revenue Integrity as a Service combines automated pre-bill analysis with revenue integrity expertise. The Company’s eValuator™ Revenue Integrity Program identifies and addresses coding and charge accuracy issues before billing. This is to prevent revenue leakage, denials, as well as compliance exposure. Streamline Health Solutions is based in Alpharetta, Georgia. The Company lists on the NadaqCM.

Streamline Health has technology and services exclusively focused on the middle of the revenue cycle. Through bundling its cloud-based solutions and technology-enabled services in flexible packages, Streamline Health Solutions enables providers to select the best combination of technology and support to drive pre-bill revenue integrity and improve financial performance across their organizations.

The eValuator Revenue Integrity Program includes integrated solutions, technology-enabled services, and analytics that drive compliant revenue across the enterprise. Streamline Health eValuator™ is a cloud-based platform. It provides 100 percent automated analysis of inpatient coding and charge accuracy prior to billing.

Streamline Health eValuator™ analyzes and ranks each case in real time based on the likelihood of accuracy and the estimated impact of recommended corrections. It is backed by automated workflows, strong reporting, as well as market-leading expertise. This past June, Streamline Health Solutions announced it signed a contract with another academic medical center in the Midwest. This large hospital system will use eValuator’s cloud-based automated pre- and post-bill coding analysis technology to help improve revenue integrity for their inpatient and outpatient services.

Tee Green, President and Chief Executive Officer of Streamline Health Solutions, said, “We’re committed to helping all providers leverage pre-bill technology to drive revenue integrity, and this signing is further validation that providers are ready for it as well. Today’s payment guidelines are incredibly complex, and any number of coding or documentation issues can negatively impact reimbursement at a time when providers need it most. By helping to identify and address these issues prior to billing, eValuator will help ensure they’re getting fully and fairly reimbursed for all encounters.”

Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (STRM), closed Thursday's trading session at $1.24, off by 0.80%, on 37,582 volume with 98 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 88,523 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.528999984/$1.64530003.

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Seedo Corp. (SEDO)

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Seedo Corp. is an agritech company listed on the OTC Markets. It provides the world's first completely automated and controlled indoor growing machine for the pesticide-free agricultural and vertical farming markets. The Company focuses on the development and distribution of home growing automated machines for varied herbs and vegetables worldwide. In addition, Seedo develops herbs and vegetables commercial containers. The Company is backed by a group of global investors including Cannabics Pharmaceuticals. Seedo has its corporate headquarters in Israel.

The Company provides growers with the freedom to reduce costs while producing high yields of lab-grade, pesticide-free herbs and vegetables. Seedo’s AI-powered (Artificial Intelligence), turnkey systems enable anyone from consumers to large-scale producers the ability to grow without prior experience or ample space.

Seedo's hermetically sealed systems are controlled and managed by AI software. This software analyzes the plant's development and takes actions to optimize growing parameters based on its performance. These systems cost-effectively produce high yields of lab grade, pesticide-free product regardless of local climate conditions.

Seedo is establishing a second completely automated, commercial-scale, pesticide-free containerized cannabis farm in Israel. Brosh Containers farm will be built enabling automated, closed system cultivation. The expectation is that the farm's production capacity will reach 12 tons of dry cannabis inflorescence annually, as of the third year, in Moshav Brosh.

Seedo will also become a partner sharing in the project's revenue. Moreover, it will supply the equipment. Seedo signed an agreement with Kibbutz Dan for the creation of an automated growth farm, within 36 months of operation. The project is estimated to produce a minimum of 14 tons of dry cannabis bud, producing an estimated revenue of $24 million dollars.

In November 2019, Seedo announced that it filed a provisional patent for a commercial product purposely designed for the retail food space. This patent application covers technology for a product that is founded on the Company's existing automated AI growing technologies.

The design of it is to provide solutions to common problems supermarket chains face, including providing a consistent supply of fresh pesticide/insect-free produce with an extended shelf life. Additionally, the device will allow for manifold simultaneous growth for a broad assortment of fresh greens and vegetables produce.

Seedo Corp. (SEDO), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.1024, up 46.2857%, on 19,629 volume with 17 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 26,870 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.016/$2.26999998.

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GrowGeneration Corp. (GRWG)

NetworkNewsWire, Zacks, MarketBeat, Pot Stock News, Insider Financial, Wall Street Alerts, CannabisMarketCap, Micro Small Cap, New Cannabis Ventures, Stockwatch, TipRanks and Stockhouse reported previously on GrowGeneration Corp. (GRWG), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

GrowGeneration Corp. is the largest chain of specialty retail hydroponic and organic garden centers, with 24 locations serving commercial and home growers. Additionally, the Company operates an online superstore for cultivators, at HeavyGardens.com. GrowGeneration’s mission is to own and operate GrowGen branded stores in all the major legalized cannabis States in the U.S. and Canada. GrowGeneration is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

GrowGeneration has 5 locations in Colorado, 5 locations in California, 2 locations in Nevada, 1 location in Washington, 4 locations in Michigan, 1 location in Rhode Island, 4 locations in Oklahoma,1 location in Oregon and 3 locations in Maine. The Company carries and sells thousands of products. These include organic nutrients and soils, advanced lighting technology and state-of-the-art hydroponic equipment to be used indoors and outdoors by commercial and home growers.

In 2019, GrowGeneration purchased the assets of GreenLife Garden Supply, with 2 locations in Maine and 1 location in New Hampshire. Following the acquisition, GrowGeneration now has 5 retail and warehouse locations serving the growing number of commercial cultivators in the New England market.

Yesterday, GrowGeneration reported record Revenue of $80 million for the 2019 fiscal year end. The Company had Revenue of $80.0 million, up $51.0 million or 176 percent in comparison to 2018. Revenue for Q4 2019 was $26 million in comparison to $9.1 million for Q4 2018.

Same Store Sales were up 62 percent for Q4 2019 versus Q4 2018. Same Store Sales were up 36 percent for fiscal year 2019 versus 2018. In addition, total new store and acquired stores for 2019 totaled 11 new store locations.

Furthermore, GrowGeneration is investing in opening new store locations in markets that include St. Louis, Kansas City, Phoenix, Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago. In addition to the new store openings, it is working on a number of acquisitions that are expected to close in the first part of this year.

Today, GrowGeneration announced that Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Darren Lampert. and President, Mr. Michael Salaman will speak at the ICR Conference 2020 on January 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. ET in Orlando, Florida.

GrowGeneration Corp. (GRWG), closed Thursday's trading session at $12.50, up 42.6941%, on 15,860,704 volume with 86,990 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,355,246 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.61999988/$12.75.

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Cannabis Suisse Corp. (CSUI)

OTC Markets, Street Insider, Investors Hangout, Simply Wall St, Market Screener, Stockhouse, Stockwatch, wallstreet: online, Dividend Investor, and GlobeNewswire reported earlier on Cannabis Suisse Corp. (CSUI), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Cannabis Suisse Corp. operates as a licensed cannabis cultivation and distribution enterprise for recreational tobacco products and medical CBD (cannabidiol) oils in Switzerland. It is a research & development (R&D) organization licensed under Swiss Cannabis and tobacco regulations to cultivate and sell cannabis. Its main activities in producing cannabis are based in Zurich, Switzerland. The Company grows high quality, organic cannabis with sustainable, all-natural principles. In August of 2018, Forbes magazine listed Switzerland as the third most overlooked marijuana market worldwide.

The Company was previously known as Geant Corp. It changed its name to Cannabis Suisse Corp. in February of this year. Established in 2016, Cannabis Suisse has its head office in Dietikon, Switzerland.

The Company operates in Europe and pursues new and developing cannabis markets where possible via its own network of wholesale distributors, its e-commerce and mobile applications, brick and mortar retail stores, and grocery store retailers.

Cannabis Suisse provides high CBD tobacco substitutes made from the well-known strains with low THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and high CBD. The Company extracts CO2 for its own production and for manufacturers/farmers in Switzerland. It clones its own mother plants. As a result, it ensures the quality and taste will be consistent each time customers use its products.

Cannabis Suisse produces chocolate beans, e-cigarette oil, and also tea products with high CBD percentage. Its cannabis is stored in a cool, dark location for optimal results. The ideal storage temperature for the finished dried cannabis product is 2 °C to 6 °C with a shelf-life of 12 months.

The Company has entered into a partnership with Royal Danish Cigars Ltd. This partnership is to develop a luxury product line of cannabis and tobacco blended cigars, marketed under the label SwissCigars™. SwissCigars™ will produce 1 percent THC versions for local consumption and 0.2 percent THC cigars legal for export. These cannabis cigars will be hand rolled in Switzerland by Cuban master rollers. They will subsequently be decorated with 24 KT Swiss Gold and Swarovski.

Cannabis Suisse has strategic investments and Swiss partnerships. With these the Company provides a broad array of first-rate quality cannabis and hemp products, develops unique technologies, promotes cannabis consumer health and wellness, and delivers a premier customer experience with its brand CannaMec™.

This week, Cannabis Suisse announced the launching of a new product in its retail brand Alpine Cannabis. Alpine Cannabis CBD Pure Base is an e-liquid for electronic cigarettes. It’s a boost of CBD to any e-liquids. It comes with different levels of CBD strengths.

Alpine Cannabis CBD Pure Base provides Certified CBD concentration in a 10 mL bottle. It is guaranteed without THC and is nicotine free. It contains no alcohol, and no animal extracts and has USP/Food Grade ingredients. The products is tamper-proof and child-proof and diacetyl free and quality controlled.

Cannabis Suisse Corp. (CSUI), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.525, up 75.00%, on 110,381 volume with 74 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,488 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.25/$2.00.

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Blockchain Industries, Inc. (BCII)

BlockchainStocks, Dividend Investor, 4-Traders, Trading View, Last10k, OTC Markets, Stockopedia, Stockhouse, Wallet Investor, Wallmine, Whale Wisdom, Simply Wall St, and MarketWatch reported earlier on Blockchain Industries, Inc. (BCII), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Blockchain Industries, Inc. is a merchant bank focused on the global blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. It consists of a Blockchain Technology Advisory, an Investment Management arm, and a Global Conference Series (Blockchain Unbound) connecting entrepreneurs and investors. The Company previously went by the name Omni Global Technologies, Inc. It changed its name to Blockchain Industries, Inc. in November of 2017. Blockchain Industries is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

The Company’s corporate mission is to make Blockchain Technology accessible, transparent and compliant. Blockchain Industries concentrates on long-term results - in innovation that can help governments streamline their processes, rebuild struggling economies, transform legislative practices, revolutionize healthcare and education, and ultimately better humanity.

Blockchain Industries offers early access to coveted protocols and token issuances, and considerable technical competence, an extensive industry network, and a recognized global brand. In addition, it offers top-tier experiences in finance and operations with an emphasis on compliance and risk management.

The Company’s intention is to offer investment management for blockchain-related assets; and blockchain advisory services. This includes architecting token structure and issuance, crypto-economic design, technology/engineering, consulting, generating whitepapers, software development, and marketing. Additionally, its intention is to invest in, partner with, or acquire media streams, news outlets, or other content distribution methods centered on the marketing of blockchain technologies and Digital Asset economies; partner with educational institutions to train blockchain developers; and set up cryptocurrency mining facilities.

This past March, GoChain announced it has partnered with IriSafe, Inc. and Blockchain Industries to develop blockchain-based identity management solutions. IriSafe is a Singapore-based joint venture (JV) between IriTech and Blockchain Industries. With guidance from Blockchain Industries, GoChain and IriSafe entered a binding joint development agreement.

GoChain will take advantage of IriTech's biometrics hardware and software development kits in collaboration with IriSafe to provide the world's first blockchain identity management solutions using ultra-secure, government-tested and certified iris-scanning technology. These solutions will be constructed on GoChain's best-performing public web3-based network, giving users quicker transaction speeds and enterprise-level support that are not available with traditional identity management solutions.

Blockchain Industries, Inc. (BCII), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.49, up 44.1176%, on 70,815 volume with 75 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 29,867 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.100000001/$9.00.

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Blue Eagle Lithium, Inc. (BEAG)

All Penny Stocks, Simply Wall St, Nasdaq, Financial Buzz, Stockhouse, OTC Markets, Last10k, and Market Screener reported earlier on Blue Eagle Lithium, Inc. (BEAG), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

A lithium exploration company, Blue Eagle Lithium, Inc. engages in identifying, evaluating, and developing early-stage lithium exploration opportunities in North America. The design of the Company’s growth strategy is to maximize shareholder value through a singular emphasis on lithium exploration and development in secure and stable North American regions. OTCQB-listed, Blue Eagle Lithium has its corporate headquarters in Henderson, Nevada.

The Company’s initial property is in Railroad Valley, Nevada, a highly prospective green-fields Petro-Lithium brine target region that features numerous similarities to the nearby Clayton Valley and which Blue Eagle Lithium believes warrants an extensive exploration program. It has a 100 percent Working Interest (WI) in 276 placer claims in Railroad Valley.

The Company’s Railroad Property warrants surface and shallow drilling evaluation for possible surface-mineable lithium-rich units based on different sources of geological data. The main exploration target within the Railroad Property would be more recent playa sediments, mostly within 2,000 feet (610 meters) of the valley’s surface. Railroad Valley is an isolated sedimentary basin. It exhibits all the important attributes of a large commercial petro-lithium discovery.

Yesterday, Blue Eagle Lithium announced that it has engaged Rangefront Geological to begin an extended soil sampling program covering its original 4,000 acre land position in Railroad Valley and its recently acquired acreage, the latter of which has received only limited evaluations to date. Rangefront Geological is a premier geological contracting and consulting company based locally out of Elko, Nevada. A crew from Rangefront will be mobilized to start work on the properties with the goal to gather up to 250 near surface clay and brine samples.

In addition, Blue Eagle Lithium announced it further extended its land package through the exercise of an option agreement clause. This extends its land holdings by an additional 520 acres (26 Mineral Claims). In total, the land package now held by Blue Eagle Lithium is 5,520 acres (276 claims, approximately 2,223 Hectares).

Blue Eagle Lithium, Inc. (BEAG), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.05, up 42.8571%, on 31,480 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 16,796 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.009999999/$0.50.

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MobileSmith, Inc. (MOST)

Market Exclusive, Zacks, YCharts, MarketWatch, Simply Wall St, Market Screener, Marketbeat, Wallet Investor, Last10k, InvestorsHub, Wallmine, GuruFocus, Business Insider, Capital Cube, Corporate Information, Stockopedia, Stockwatch, Proactive Investors, Trading View, 4-Traders, Dividend Investor, and Stockhouse reported earlier on MobileSmith, Inc. (MOST), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

MobileSmith, Inc. is a leader in the digital health and mobile development sector. It provides operational improvement member-facing mobile application (app) services to the healthcare industry in the U.S. The Company helps its clients improve health outcomes, patient satisfaction and grow profit margins using its toolbox of proven mobile app technologies. OTCQB-listed, MobileSmith has its corporate office in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The Company is changing healthcare one app at a time through targeting the evident inefficiencies in the U.S. healthcare delivery model. Greater than 60 healthcare systems and organizations are partnering with MobileSmith Health to deliver a new healthcare experience and embrace the impact of technology as an agent of change. Fundamentally, MobileSmith is helping its clients meet their healthcare consumers where they are, on their mobile devices, to expand the reach of providers to modify behavior with apps that remind, educate, track, and also engage the patients that use them.

MobileSmith is focusing on select patient segments that struggle with areas such as medication adherence, discharge instruction compliance, and health literacy, and provide new unique digital patient experiences including indoor navigation and clinic “check-ins”, which directly improve critical patient satisfaction.

Via the use of MobileSmith Health Blueprints, hospitals and other healthcare organizations can customize their apps based on specific feature sets, workflow, branding, protocol, procedure and service line. This is while launching in as little as 90 days. MobileSmith’s latest Blueprints 3.0 offerings provide expanded mobile capabilities across the Company’s main applications: In-Network Apps, Perioperative Apps, and Patient Acquisition apps. Additional Blueprint 3.0 features include key mobile-specific functionality such as self-triage, remote check-in, wayfinding and EMR interoperability.

Last month, MobileSmith Health announced a collaboration with Kaweah Delta Medical Center on the release of a surgery app. This app provides patients and caregivers with timed notifications, digital trackers and interactive resources about what to expect before, during and after surgery. The Kaweah Delta Surgery App was developed using MobileSmith Health’s signature Blueprints.

This month, MobileSmith Health announced the launch of Perioperative Blueprints 4.0. The expanded app Blueprints include new functionality, which tailors the patient experience pre- and post-op with the introduction of “Peri,” which offers AI-based (Artificial Intelligence) interactions that elevates patient literacy with conversational interfaces, video, as well as images. EMR integration and new adherence tracking dashboards permit providers to readily assess risk factors for complications, cancellations or readmissions.

MobileSmith, Inc. (MOST), closed Thursday's trading session at $3.70, up 137.1795%, on 988 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 3,151 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.00/$5.50.

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IronClad Encryption Corporation (IRNC)

4-Traders, PennyStockHub, The Street, Simply Wall St, MarketWatch, InvestorsHub, OTC Markets, YCharts, Barchart, Investors Hangout, Stock News Now and TradingView reported earlier on IronClad Encryption Corporation (IRNC), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

IronClad Encryption Corporation is a next-generation cyber defense company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Its strategic and tactical data protection solutions strengthen existing encryption methods. The Company’s technology can provide continuous authentication of encrypted data transmitted, creating much stronger defenses to most hacker attacks. IronClad Encryption lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

IronClad Encryption-powered solutions use the Company’s patented Dynamic Encryption and Perpetual Authentication technologies to make all known key-based encryption technologies almost impossible to compromise. Dynamic Encryption Technology eliminates vulnerabilities caused by exposure of any single encryption key through continually changing encryption keys and keeping the keys synchronized in a fault-tolerant way.

Dynamic Encryption technology eliminates the single point of failure problem inherent in single-key encryption techniques. IronClad’s key management system continuously produces synchronous keys between the sender and receiver. Each key is assigned to a small amount of data. Therefore, if a hacker were to access one of hundreds of millions of keys, the amount of data he would obtain would be almost useless.

IronClad Encryption has a partnership with Black Pearl Engineering Management, Inc. to co-develop ultra-secure products based on IronClad’s patented ultra-secure cybersecurity algorithms and methodologies. The joint venture (JV) operates under the name "Black ICE". It is initially focusing on network gateway products. BlackICE Barrier is the first product in a family of BlackICE products. BlackICE Barrier is specifically targeted at enterprises and industrial use cases where data and control systems require the highest level of security.

IronClad Encryption offers its ICEMicro. This is the world’s first context-free and natively-secure container. It enables all developers to take ownership of application data security. Employing ICEMicro, any developer can secure communication between containers across varied scheduling and orchestration platforms, IaaS services, transport-layer security protocols, and on-premises or hybrid environments utilizing Docker-compatible hypervisors.

Recently, IronClad Encryption announced that it received notice from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that six of its patents were allowed. The titles of the IronClad patents that have been provided a Notice of Allowance include: Securitization of Temporal Digital Communications with Authentication and Validation of User and Access Devices; User-Wearable Secured Devices Provided Assuring Authentication and Validation of Data Storage and Transmission; and Devices that Utilize Random Tokens Which Direct Dynamic Random Access.

Titles also include: Devices for Transmitting and Communicating Randomized Encrypted Data Utilizing Sub-Channels; Executable Coded Cipher Keys; and Combined Hidden Dynamic Random-Access Devices Utilizing Selectable Keys and Key Locators for Communicating Randomized Data together with Sub-Channels and Coded Encryption Keys.

IronClad Encryption Corporation (IRNC), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.00015, up 50.00%, on 54,430,678 volume with 51 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 25,278,440 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000000999/$0.00706.

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DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO)

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

DarioHealth Corp. (Nasdaq: DRIO), a pioneer in the global digital therapeutics market, today announced that an emerging science industry poster has been accepted for presentation at the virtual Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) 2020 Annual Conference, which is being held today, August 13, through August 16, 2020. 

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 Thursday's trading session at $16.30, up 10.8844%, on 192,312 volume with 908 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 231,253 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.01999998/$18.834999.

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Trxade Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS)

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

Trxade Group (NASDAQ: MEDS), an integrated drug procurement, delivery and healthcare platform, will present at the virtual LD 500 in early September to an expected online audience of more than 20,000.The event is organized by LD Micro, an independent resource to the microcap world, which started off as a newsletter highlighting unique companies and has transformed into the pre-eminent event platform in the space.

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

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

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

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

Business-to-Business (B2B)

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

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

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

Consumer

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

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

Retail

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

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

Health Care Market

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

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

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

TRxADE’s programs include:

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

Management Team 

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

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

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

Trxade Group Inc. (MEDS), closed Thursday's trading session at $6.00, up 0.166945%, on 19,416 volume with 173 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 51,265 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $4.01000022/$11.6000003.

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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 and CSE: WTER) (the “Company”), a producer of bottled alkaline drinking water, flavor-infused waters, and CBD infused products sold under the brand name Alkaline88®, A88-Infused™, and A88CBD™, respectively. Today, the Company announces record revenue of $14.2 million for the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2020. The Company also filed with the SEC its Form 10-K for the full fiscal year 2020 and its form 10-Q for the fiscal first quarter of 2021 on August 13, 2020.  

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 Infusedâ„¢ in 2019 to meet consumer demand for flavor-infused products. A88 Infusedâ„¢ flavored water is available in six unique all-natural flavors, with new flavors coming soon. Additionally, in 2020, the company launched the A88CBDâ„¢ 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 Beverageâ„¢ 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 Thursday's trading session at $1.87, up 4.4693%, on 1,124,348 volume with 2,936 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,579,706 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.400000005/$2.79999995.

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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 cancer has long been a dangerous disease accounting for lots of deaths worldwideDiagnosing and treating it has also become a big challenge because as the tumors grow, the old cancer cells are replaced by the newly formed ones. These cells then die off, releasing their DNA into the bloodstream of the patient. However, new blood tests have been developed to help in diagnosing it. The new blood test has been designed to aid in treating skin cancer and the tests have proven to be effective after a few days of drug therapy.

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 MiQLabâ„¢, 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 $0.7036, up 1.0629%, on 190,968 volume with 97 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 338,804 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.303799986/$0.928245007.

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Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG)

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

Sharing Services Global (OTCQB: SHRG) offers four top connections independent workers are looking for according to a “Harvard Business Review” study (http://nnw.fm/c3Vcv). The magazine conducted an in-depth study of gig workers, finding that “they cultivate four types of connections — to place, routines, purpose, and people — that help them endure the emotional ups and downs of their work and gain energy and inspiration from their freedom.” To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/2jsPM

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.

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Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.70, up 6.0606%, on 400,132 volume with 240 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 266,756 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0215/$0.730000019.

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Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (CSE: PACR)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (PACR).

Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (CSE: PACR) is a Canadian-based company that leverages a genetics-focused approach in producing premium-quality strains and products. A recent article discussing Pac Roots reads, “The company began operations in 2012, with activities primarily directed toward exploration and development of mineral properties in Canada. To view the full article, visit: http://cnw.fm/NNESP. Also today, the company was featured in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. As the coronavirus pandemic rages on amid a severe economic crisis, the cannabis industry remains relatively strong. The controversial plant has grown immensely popular over the past few years, especially after researchers started looking into its purported medical abilities. Users say cannabis can be effective against a variety of ailments ranging from chronic pain and anxiety to fighting cancer and regulating and preventing diabetes, but only a few of these claims are backed by hard data. At the moment, it is nearly impossible for American researchers to study cannabis as it is still classified as a Schedule 1 substance.

Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (CSE: PACR) is a Canadian cannabis company dedicated to producing premium-quality strains and products by leveraging a genetics-focused approach.

The company began operations in 2012, with activities primarily directed toward exploration and development of mineral properties in Canada. Today, it is focused on cannabis and hemp cultivation, leveraging high-end genetics and specialized cultivars to produce top quality products. Pac Roots has announced multiple promising initiatives in recent months, including its formation of an outdoor premium hemp joint venture with partner Rock Creek Farms in British Columbia, Canada, and its agreement to acquire all issued and outstanding shares of a firm holding 250 acres of land in the famed Fraser Valley Region of British Columbia.

Pac Roots is also in the process of completing its 20,000 square foot cultivation facility in Lake Country, British Columbia. The facility is expected to feature approximately 7,600 square feet of cultivation space that will enable the company to cycle through an elite line of 350+ unique, high-grade cultivars. Pac Roots expects to receive a cultivation license for the facility in the fourth quarter of 2020.

High-End Selectively Bred Genetics

Pac Roots focuses on high-end genetics in order to maximize the quality of its products while maintaining high yields and profit margins.

Through the process of artificial selection, farmers and cultivators have been adapting their plants to develop particular phenotypic traits for generations. Historically, this practice was restricted to underground cannabis producers developing their own strains.

The legalization of the cannabis industry has given producers access to thousands of cultivars located throughout the world while accelerating research into cannabis genetics. By carefully selecting strains, growers can control the size, color, smell, density and texture of cannabis buds, thereby creating distinctive, premium cannabis products.

Plants are bred to thrive in specific growing environments. This maximizes the yield of high-quality, resilient cannabis. Medical cannabis strains can also be tailored for specific medicinal purposes.

A strategic partnership with Phenome One, a plant breeding management and analytics firm, gives Pac Roots access to some of the world’s best cannabis genetics from the largest genetic library in Canada. The company is using these genetics to develop unique strains featuring a variety of beneficial characteristics.

The company’s 350+ licensed live cultivars and over 1,800 seed varieties are the result of a meticulous gene selection process, through which as many as 600 individual plants may be grown to produce a single strain. Selecting optimized genetics in this way provides benefits beyond simply producing a high-end product. In addition to potency and bud quality, cannabis plants are bred for yield and resilience. By selecting genetics that result in larger and more numerous buds on each plant, Pac Roots is able to grow more cannabis per grow light.

Breeding plants to be more resilient also reduces the cost and labor required. These factors, combined with the premium price point associated with top-quality cannabis, have the potential to improve Pac Roots’ overall profit margin.

Partnership with Phenome One

Pac Roots has secured its cultivars through a strategic licensing agreement with Phenome One. Under the agreement, Pac Roots has unlimited access to Phenome One’s live genetic library, including any of Phenome One’s cultivars and its growing, breeding and cloning IP.

Phenome One is an agricultural technology company focused on providing software solutions to seed companies. Phenome One’s platform gives its partners access to a massive database of detailed information on over 350 unique cannabis cultivars to support each stage of the breeding process. Each cultivar has been laboratory analyzed and rigorously field-tested, with data going back more than 30 years.

Using Phenome One’s data, Pac Roots plans to grow a variety of cannabis plants optimized for certain traits. One such trait will be plants with an abundance of cannaflavin, a rare terpene with high anti-inflammatory properties. Phenome One’s library could enable Pac Roots to produce plants that are bred to thrive in a range of different growing climates, including plants suited to grow in cold weather and plants that are resilient to region-specific fungi.

Joint Venture with Rock Creek Farms of British Columbia

Pac Roots recently entered a definitive investment agreement with Rock Creek Farms, a reputable agricultural enterprise, for a 100-acre commercial hemp operation in Rock Creek, British Columbia. The growing space is located in the highly lucrative farming area known as the ‘Golden Mile’ in the South Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. (http://nnw.fm/Gbf9I).

Under the agreement, the two companies have formed an outdoor premium hemp joint venture company to which Pac Roots is providing an aggregate of $450,000 in capital and Rock Creek Farms is contributing two commercial leases for 100+ acres of growing space, along with cultivation licenses, agricultural infrastructure and equipment, consulting services, intellectual property relating to hemp operations and proprietary biomass storage methods. Pac Roots holds a 60 percent interest in the project.

About 127,500 premium hemp CBD seedlings were planted across 100 acres as of early July 2020. The joint venture is planting a premium grade CBD hemp variety utilizing the rich native soil and both traditional and custom farming techniques.

“Our operational partners at Rock Creek Farms bring decades of generational farming expertise in one of Canada’s pre-eminent growing regions,” Pac Roots President and CEO Patrick Elliott said in a news release detailing the venture. “It will be an exciting outdoor growing season for the joint venture as we anticipate a successful harvest in the fall.”

Infinite Development Possibilities at Fraser Valley Property in British Columbia

In mid-July 2020, the company initiated a share purchase agreement with 1088070 BC. LTD. (“1088”) and its shareholders for the acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of 1088 (http://nnw.fm/xlpw7). Notably, 1088 owns and controls 250 acres of land spread over nine parcels in the Fraser Valley Regional District.

The Fraser Valley Regional District is one of the most productive and intensively farmed areas of Canada, offering access to high-quality soil, favorable climate, water and a local market of 2.5 million people. Agriculture in this region yields an annual economic value of more than $3 billion.

The closing date for the transaction is slated for September 4, 2020, after a 51-day due diligence period. According to Elliott, the addition of such a significant package of land is a major step for Pac Roots.

“This land has no zoning restrictions and is not situated within the agricultural land reserve, which provides for infinite development possibilities,” Elliott added in a July 2020 news release.

Board of Directors member Chad Clelland also welcomed the acquisition, adding that between Fraser Valley and Rock Creek – both of them among the most productive agricultural regions in Canada – Pac Roots is very well positioned for production and the future development of its hemp and cannabis infrastructure.

The RAD Americas Genetic Program – Research and Development in Americas Genetic Program

Pac Roots intends to deploy a global R&D program focused on rigorously testing elite strains in various rich agricultural regions throughout the Americas, with a goal of mass selection to achieve the utmost environmental resilience while achieving notable quality and yields. From seed to software, collection data, proprietary techniques and custom nutrient formulas, Pac Roots and Phenome will provide the specific knowledge to cultivators in different climates in order to achieve optimal yields for THC, CBD, CBG and other unique cannabinoids. R&D from global testing programs situated throughout the Americas will allow the partnership to deploy and stress test a range of suitable cultivars in the world’s lowest cost outdoor growing regions.

The company expects an industry shift in 2020 from the COVID-19 global pandemic. The ‘new normal’ will bring more focus on efficiencies and optimal yields to deliver a cost effective, high quality product to the end user. There has been much to be learnt from the inefficiencies in the cannabis industry in recent years, which have been detrimental to the credibility of the sector. Pac Roots is well positioned to enter the scene and take advantage of the deficiencies, reinforcing the notion that genetics and flawless growing techniques are paramount to success. Genetics and systems innovation may be the most overlooked components when comparing cannabis to other established agricultural crops. Pac Roots plans to invest into cannabis R&D to ensure a solid foundation is built that will be used by cannabis farmers worldwide.

Through its RAD Americas Development and Innovation, Pac Roots is focused on:

  • Deploying one of the largest live genetic libraries in Canada, diversified for high yield output and unique climates
  • Continued stress testing for indoor, high yield, THC and medicinal genetics
  • Continued stress testing for outdoor, high yield, THC and medicinal genetics
  • Exotic, genetic cloning for the luxury, high margin, cannabis flower market
  • Psychoactive/medicinal ratio testing for effect and
  • Unique Cannabinoid and terpene elevation and isolation.

Through its RAD Americas Field Testing System, the company is focused on:

  • Global testing in different microclimates to assess genetic and complete systems for optimal yields
  • Data collection, testing and optimization to prove process for commercial implementation and
  • High quality yield testing for THC, CBD, CBG and other unique medicinal cannabinoids.

Lake Country Cultivation Facility near Kelowna, British Columbia

Pac Roots is in the process of completing its 20,000 square foot cultivation facility in Lake Country, British Columbia. The facility is expected to feature approximately 7,600 square feet of cultivation space that will enable the company to cycle through its line of high-grade cultivars. Pac Roots plans to submit a video evidence package of the facility build under Health Canada’s Cannabis Tracking and Licensing System, and the company expects to acquire its cultivation license in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Lake Country is a municipality located just outside of Kelowna in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. For decades, the region’s favorable growing climate has made it a hub for cannabis cultivation. As the Canadian legal cannabis industry ramps up, the Okanagan region is attracting attention from dozens of cannabis companies, including some of the industry’s biggest names. The region’s strong agricultural history has left it rich with experienced agricultural workers and an abundance of Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) property.

Management Team

Patrick Elliott, MSC, MBA, President and CEO of Pac Roots Cannabis, is also the President & CEO of Lexore Capital Corp., a private resource and cannabis investment company, as well as Phenome One Corp., a full-service cannabis farming company focused on elite strain selective breeding. Elliott brings over 15 years of corporate finance, mineral exploration and financial markets experience to the Pac Roots team. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario in geology and holds an MSc. in mineral economics and an MBA from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. Elliott specializes in economic resource evaluation, financial modeling, CAPEX estimation, corporate development and finance. Combined with his technical knowledge, Elliott has a wealth of contacts in the financial sector.

Marc Geen, Founder and Strategic Operations Advisor, is a fourth-generation British Columbia farmer who has been active in the legal medical marijuana industry for more than 10 years – consulting on, complying with, and participating in the MMAR, MMPR and ACMPR programs. Prior to co-founding Speakeasy Cannabis Club Ltd., Geen spent 14 years as Head of Operations for Kettle Mountain Ginseng Ltd., one of North America’s largest ginseng producers. With the experience gleaned from a long career in large scale commercial farming, Geen has been able to apply many cost-effective farming practices to the outdoor, indoor and greenhouse cultivation of cannabis. Geen is also the co-creator of a full line of cannabis extract products designed under ACMPR regulations.

Matt McGill, Director, has a strong background in both commercial and residential real estate and has played a major role in many development projects. McGill, through McGill Realty, has established a tremendous commercial and residential outfit servicing British Columbia’s Fraser Valley and the lower mainland. McGill is skilled at crafting strategic financing options for corporations and has a substantial network of retail and institutional clients.

Chad Clelland, Director, has experience in the sector dating back to 2009, when he purchased Medicalmarijuana.ca, which became an information portal for thousands of patients, doctors and growers. Through this company, he and his team have helped thousands of Canadians find legal, safe medication. His team also consulted, designed and submitted dozens of applications to the government under the MMPR, ACMPR and Cannabis Act. In 2011, Clelland co-founded Greenleaf Medical Clinic, which is now recognized as a training facility by the University of British Columbia and offers preceptorships to physicians, nurse practitioners and pharmacists. He also co-founded Folium Life Science in 2013, an approved Canadian Licensed Producer. His roles in these organizations have included Chief Operating Officer, head of security, alternate master grower and alternate responsible person in charge.

Josh Bromley, Senior Cultivation Strategist, is a second-generation farmer with over two decades of experience farming, breeding, cultivating and selecting unique cultivars for the medical community. He is an expert in plant science and possesses a comprehensive knowledge of cultivars and a mastery of medicinal implementation. Bromley has developed proprietary farming systems, as well as low cost/high output nutrient systems. Through thoughtful design and engineering, he has been able to consistently show improvements in crop yields, pathogen resiliency and quality.

Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (PACR), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.35, even for the day. The average volume for the last 3 months is 55,537 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.11/$0.73.

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Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE)

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

Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE) was featured today in a publication from Green Car Stocks, explaining how, if you have ever thought about going green and switching to an electric car, you must have considered exactly how you would charge and recharge it. Unlike the nascent EV industry, combustion engine vehicles have been around for decades and the infrastructure needed to keep them running is basically sewn into the fabric of civilization. But, if you’re buying a sweet new electric car, there are fewer resources at hand, and you probably have a ton of questions about how you’ll charge it, especially at home. Also today, NetworkNewsWire (“NNW”) announced the availability of a broadcast titled, “Investors Pile into the Accelerating Electric Vehicle Market.” To hear the AudioPressRelease please visit: The NetworkNewsAudio News Podcast. To read the full editorial, visit: http://nnw.fm/GQjq7. Additionally, NETE reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.

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 $8.62, off by 8.2002%, on 674,273 volume with 4,014 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,711,006 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.472/$20.0783996.

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SRAX Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX)

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

In a world transformed by a worldwide epidemic, companies that offer flexible services and options that support new ways of doing business appear to be ideally positioned for success. With Sequire, SRAX Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX) has honed in on precisely what today’s public businesses are looking for. The proprietary investor intelligence and communications platform provides an intuitive, virtual method for companies to monitor retail and institutional investors as well as activate media campaigns to engage existing investors while attracting new ones — and the newest additions to the platform illustrate how effective SRAX is at adapting to a world that is moving online.

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

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

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

SRAX Verticals

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

BIGtoken

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

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

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

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

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

International Expansion

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

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

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

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

Leadership

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

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

SRAX Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX), closed Thursday's trading session at $3.00, off by 2.2801%, on 131,552 volume with 407 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 79,098 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.04999995/$3.51999998.

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Sigma Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB)

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

Sigma Labs (NASDAQ: SGLB), a leading developer of quality assurance software for the additive manufacturing industry, today announced its appointment of Steve Immel to the position of Senior Director Business Development, North America. Steve, a veteran of the 3D printing industry, will be responsible for engaging with 3D printer OEMS, additive manufacturers, academic institutions and research organizations to propel Sigma Labs PrintRite3D(R) in-process quality assurance solutions into production applications. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/qX2Dg

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

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

Revolutionizing Additive Manufacturing

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

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

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

The Challenge

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

Innovative Approach

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

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

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

Market Opportunity

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

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

Management Team

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

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

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

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

Sigma Labs Inc. (SGLB), closed Thursday's trading session at $2.57, off by 0.772201%, on 85,337 volume with 378 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 492,459 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.97000002/$11.6999998.

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

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

Energy Fuels (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR) is positioned to capitalize on the government’s recent push for nuclear energy. On June 30, the U.S. House Select Committee released an action plan titled “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America.” Among ambitious initiatives, the plan proposes establishment of a national clean-energy standard that encourages zero-emission carbon technologies — such as nuclear — to achieve net-zero emissions in the electricity sector by 2040. To view the full article, visit http://ibn.fm/7JvOz

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nuclear Market Potential

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

Reasons Nuclear is Gaining Traction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Management Team

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

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

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

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

 

Energy Fuels Inc. (UUUU), closed Thursday's trading session at $1.69, off by 1.1696%, on 754,374 volume with 2,321 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,481,640 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.779999971/$2.3499999.

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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 engineering and medicine today have been synchronized in various ways. For instance, prosthetic hips, bedside monitors, artificial valves and MRI machines emerged due to the interface of medicine and engineering. Since medical and health records involve the storage of big data, artificial intelligence and personalized medicine can attest to the importance of engineering in medicine. Also today, the company reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 and provided a business update. “During the second quarter we reached a major milestone in our journey towards full commercialization with the first sale of our novel ovarian cancer cell media to a top-rated medical university in New England,” commented Dr. Carl Schwartz, Predictive Oncology CEO. "This sale serves as a solid proof point of our mission and is a significant achievement towards improving healthcare outcomes for cancer patients. Our unique media significantly expands the number of ovarian cancer cell types that can be studied representing nearly 95% of all ovarian cancers, many of which have never been cultured before now, and reduces waste in cancer research.”

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

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

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

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

Subsidiaries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Competitive Advantage

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

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

Leadership Team

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

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

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

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

Predictive Oncology (POAI), closed Thursday's trading session at $1.42, off by 4.698%, on 1,173,223 volume with 2,352 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,027,571 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.25/$6.42799997.

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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, today announced permit approval for its Jacksonville location. According to the update, the Jacksonville City Council voted on ordinance 2020-0348 with no opposition, granting approval for SGTM’s largest state-of-the-art recycling facility. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/qYVme

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 Thursday's trading session at $1.31, off by 12.6667%, on 400 volume with 4 trades. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$2.19000005.

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iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK)

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

iClick Interactive Asia Group (NASDAQ: ICLK), an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider in China, today announced its launch of an upgrade of its ultimate advertising campaign management tool, iActivate. A comprehensive solution, iActivate consolidates a number of ad platforms into one single interface for efficient campaign monitoring and management. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/C5UTo

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

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

Marketing Solutions

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

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

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

Enterprise Solutions

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

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

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

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

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

Partnerships

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

The company’s partnerships include:

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

Case Study: Armani Hotel Dubai

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

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

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

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

Award-winning Provider

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

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

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

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

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

Leadership

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

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

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

iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK), closed Thursday's trading session at $7.95, off by 0.749064%, on 823,402 volume with 5,358 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 904,720 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.73000001/$8.48499965.

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

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

Exro Technologies (CSE: XRO) (OTCQB: EXROF),a leading technology company that has developed a new class of power electronics for powertrains, today announced that Gary Mar, an accomplished and respected leader in government and business, has joined its Advisory Board. Mar will provide guidance as Exro develops its technology into the marketplace and innovates solutions to support global net zero initiatives. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/UQtsC

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

Applications

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

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

Intellectual Property

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

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

Market Opportunity

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

Laboratory Expansion

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

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

Strategic Partnerships

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

Management

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

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

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

Exro Technologies Inc. (CSE: XRO) (OTCQB: EXROF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.8499, up 6.3039%, on 271,743 volume with 278 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 463,721 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.134100005/$1.14999997.

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