The QualityStocks Daily Stock List
- Aqua Metals, Inc. (AQMS)
- CleanSpark, Inc. (CLSKD)
- Green 2 Blue Energy Corp. (GTGEF)
- Jaguar Health, Inc. (JAGX)
- Jupiter Gold Corporation (JUPGF)
- Recruiter.com Group, Inc. (RCRT)
- Western Uranium and Vanadium Corp. (WSTRF)
- Digatrade Financial Corp. (DIGAF)
- Applied Biosciences Corp. (APPB)
- Northern Superior Resources ,Inc. (NSUPF)
- Nutritional High International, Inc. (SPLIF)
- Blox, Inc. (BLXX)
- Sutter Gold Mining, Inc. (SGMNF)
- Provision Holding, Inc. (PVHO)
Aqua Metals, Inc. (AQMS)
Stock Twits, Zacks, MacroTrends, Stock News, Stock Monitor, Equities.com, Wall Street Reporter, Investors Observer, GlobeNewswire, Nasdaq, Simply Wall St, Market Exclusive, and Market Chameleon reported earlier on Aqua Metals, Inc. (AQMS), and we also highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Aqua Metals, Inc.’s corporate mission is to increase worldwide lead production without increasing emissions. The Company’s pioneering technology, AquaRefining, delivers ultrapure lead at a high yield. This is while lessening environmental footprint and permitting. The Company has built its first recycling facility in Nevada’s Tahoe Reno Industrial Complex. Aqua Metals is based in McCarran, Nevada. The Company lists on the NasdaqGS.
AquaRefinings’ modular design can be implemented in stand-alone facilities or licensed to partners for placement at existing battery recycling facilities. This cost-effectively closes the loop on a profitable, circular economic model. AquaRefining employs a room temperature, closed-loop, water-based process combined with non-toxic, biodegradable organic elements to produce 99.99 percent pure lead. This is equal to or better than mining. There is need for secondary processing.
AquaRefining technology is constructed as modular systems. Fundamentally, the modular systems decrease environmental impact and scale lead acid recycling production capacity to meet the increasing demand for lead. AquaRefining uses electroplating with continuous removal of lead enabling one module to produce approximately 2.5-3 tonnes of ultra pure lead per day.
During the quarter ended September 30, 2019, Aqua Metals recognized Revenue of $2.4 million. This represents a gain of 102 percent versus $1.2 million for Q3 of 2018. Product sales consisted of high-purity lead from the AquaRefining process, resulting from increased production, and also lead bullion, lead compounds and plastics.
Recent highlights for the Company include demonstrating four AquaRefining modules running 24x7. Recent highlights also include demonstrating capacity of battery breaking and separation systems to support full 16 module capacity in endurance runs.
Mr. Steve Cotton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aqua Metals, said in November, "I’m pleased to report that, as we have guided throughout 2019 and for the first time in the company’s history, we are on track with our plan of commissioning all 16 modules in their final production configuration by the end of the year. This is a major inflection point for Aqua Metals, and in early 2020 we intend to run all 16 modules, the entirety of the AquaRefinery, with increasing run time…”
Last week, Aqua Metals announced that it received a first installment bank wire of $2.5M from its insurance carrier for damages suffered as a result of the November 29, 2019 fire. Now that the on site investigation and data collection process has been completed by the local Fire Marshal, the AquaRefinery has been released back to the Company. The full plant access will allow Aqua Metals, along with its recently retained public adjuster, to complete a comprehensive damage assessment required for a comprehensive insurance claim.
Aqua Metals, Inc. (AQMS), closed Monday's trading session at $0.83, even for the day, on 1,987,433 volume with 5,119 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 776,928 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.410100013/$4.33209991.
CleanSpark, Inc. (CLSKD)
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CleanSpark, Inc. is a microgrid company with advanced engineering, software and controls for unique distributed energy resource (DER) and microgrid deployments. It provides advanced energy software and control technology, which enables a plug-and-play enterprise solution to contemporary energy challenges. The Company's customers include energy consumers and the distributed energy ecosystem at large: developers, installers, EPCs, IPPs, and energy storage vendors. The Company was previously known as Stratean, Inc. It changed its name to CleanSpark, Inc. in November 2016. OTCQB-listed, CleanSpark is based in Utah.
The Company’s services consist of intelligent energy monitoring and controls, microgrid design and engineering, microgrid consulting services, and turn-key microgrid implementation services. CleanSpark’s software enables energy users to obtain resiliency and economic optimization. Its software is innovatively capable of enabling a microgrid to be scaled to the user's specific needs. It can be widely implemented across commercial, industrial, military, agricultural, as well as municipal deployment.
CleanSpark’s Microgrid Value Stream Optimizer outputs are a client’s customized guide to maximizing their energy project’s ROI (Return on Investment). State-of-the-art data analytics account for real costs, precise utility rate models, equipment performance, and actual energy consumption. They outline what kind of energy resources are to be built, what it will cost, and how it will perform upon deployment.
In addition, the Company has its mPulse software - an innovation in controls capable of integrating numerous Distributed Energy Resources (DER). This includes storage, renewables and fossil fuel technologies. CleanSpark’s intelligent software package collects, archives, and analyzes data 24/7 providing real-time control and reporting. Regarding Engineering & Grid Development Services, the Company’s Microgrid Value Stream Optimizer (mVSO) provides critical information. It is also the starting point for CleanSpark’s microgrid development services.
In early December, CleanSpark announced the addition of advanced, multi-year modeling of energy storage equipment to its Microgrid Value Stream Optimizer (mVSO) modeling solution. mVSO’s proprietary microgrid optimization logic has been extended to model detailed vendor specific operating characteristics over full project lifetimes for an array of energy storage solutions. This advanced modeling provides the basis to incorporate specific energy storage solutions across an assortment of industry-leading vendors as equipment options within mVSO.
On December 20, 2019, CleanSpark announced it received $359,000 in new orders in one week for its intelligent switchgear. It's intelligent switchgear is used to automatically transfer power supply from its main source to a backup source when it senses a failure or outage in the primary source, therefore assuring uninterrupted power. In addition, it allows the end user the opportunity to participate in regional energy markets when it makes financial sense to sell surplus power back to the grid.
CleanSpark, Inc. (CLSKD), closed Monday's trading session at $5.22, off by 3.154%, on 3,694 volume with 43 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 14,661 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.00009989/$79.50.
Green 2 Blue Energy Corp. (GTGEF)
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Green 2 Blue Energy Corp. manufactures, markets, and distributes softwood pellets and shavings for consumers and industrial customers. The Company offers wood pellets produced from residual sawdust and wood waste to companies that generate and supply electricity. Its mission is to become a foremost innovator in the renewable energy market. Its focus is to maximize the conversion of biomass to generate energy. Green 2 Blue Energy has its corporate headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia. Established in 2014, the Company lists on the OTC Markets.
Green 2 Blue’s pellet production plant is strategically situated 200 km east of the Poland/Germany border in Rzeczenica, North Central Poland. The pellet production plant is permitted to process up to 220,000 metric tonnes of wood waste yearly. This facility is in the dense forestry region of the Pomerania Province, with more than 100 saw mills in close proximity to provide a steady supply of fiber for feedstock.
The Company’s operation exists inside of a 27,000 sq. ft. facility that houses the production lines and equipment, warehouse for raw material, and a large storage area for finished residential and commercial pellets. With 2018 upgrades at the Rzeczenica facility, the end to end production capacity has increased to 3,000 tonnes of pellets per month.
Green 2 Blue Energy signed a lease agreement in November of 2018 to operate a new pellet production facility in the township of Szczypkowice Poland. The Szczypkowice facility is on 1.65ha, with one building subdivided into 3 zones for feed stock, production and product inventory. The overall production capacity and existing license allow for up to 3,000 tonnes of pellet production per month.
All of the Company’s wood pellets are ENplus® certified. The ENplus® quality seal accounts for the whole wood pellet supply chain, from production to delivery to the final customer. Therefore, this ensures high quality and also transparency. Green 2 Blue Energy Corp. (Canada) was incorporated in May of 2014. G2BE Poland Sp. z o.o. presently operates the above-mentioned two pellet production facilities in Poland via the subsidiary companies. G2BE Canada, Inc. focuses on the development of power plants using biomass gasification technology in the United States.
Green 2 Blue Energy Corp. (GTGEF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.0036, even for the day, on 700 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,090 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.00325/$0.076999999.
Jaguar Health, Inc. (JAGX)
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Jaguar Health, Inc. is a commercial stage pharmaceutical company centered on developing novel, sustainably derived gastrointestinal products on an international basis. Its wholly-owned subsidiary is Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Napo focuses on developing and commercializing proprietary human gastrointestinal pharmaceuticals for the global market from plants used traditionally in rainforest areas. Jaguar Health has its corporate office in San Francisco, California. The Company’s shares trade on the NasdaqGS.
Jaguar Health’s mission is to identify human and animal health market opportunities where it can develop targeted products that leverage its broad intellectual property (IP) portfolio, deep pipeline, and extensive botanical library. Its focus is naturally derived health solutions for humans and animals worldwide.
Jaguar Health’s Mytesi® (crofelemer) product is approved by the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for the symptomatic relief of non-infectious diarrhea in adults with HIV/AIDS on antiretroviral therapy. MYTESI® is not indicated for the treatment of infectious diarrhea.
On December 16, 2019, Jaguar Health announced that a clinical research study initiated and sponsored by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will be supported by Jaguar's wholly-owned subsidiary, Napo Pharmaceuticals. This study will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of crofelemer for the treatment of chronic idiopathic diarrhea in patients. The Study is expected to start enrolling patients in this fourth quarter of 2019. Crofelemer (Mytesi®) is Jaguar Health 's FDA-approved orally administered botanical (plant-based) drug extracted and purified from the red bark sap of the medicinal Croton lechleri tree in the Amazon rainforest.
The chief goal of the Study will be to evaluate the safety and efficacy of crofelemer in patients with chronic idiopathic diarrhea. Adult patients with a diagnosis of non-infectious chronic idiopathic diarrhea (defined as greater than 20 bowel movements per week of which greater than 50 percent are watery bowel movements) will be included in the Study. The principal investigator for the Study will be Dr. Brooks D. Cash, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP, FASGE, Chief - Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Sterling Professor of Medicine, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Co-Director, Ertan Digestive Disease Center at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.
Jaguar Health, Inc. (JAGX), closed Monday's trading session at $0.6514, off by 2.5142%, on 318,744 volume with 676 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 703,515 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.522199988/$36.3860015.
Jupiter Gold Corporation (JUPGF)
OTC Markets, Barchart, OTC Dynamics, AskTraders, Stockopedia, Dividend Investor, GlobeNewswire, Dividend.com, and Stockhouse reported earlier on Jupiter Gold Corporation (JUPGF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Jupiter Gold Corporation is focused on gold assets in Brazil. It owns 100 percent title to seven gold projects in development and exploratory stages aggregating 125,000 acres in Brazil. The Company has acreage in some of the best gold Provinces in Brazil. Brazil Minerals, Inc. (BMIX) owns 39 percent of the outstanding shares of Jupiter Gold. Based in Brazil, Jupiter Gold lists on the OTC Markets.
The Company is a project generator. Its plan is to use capital carefully and it will mine areas where operations are simpler, and JV/partner/transact other projects. All of Jupiter Gold’s project locations are strategically chosen after a multi-factorial proprietary evaluation (geological, environmental, logistical). The Company states that proof of its successful approach is the Paracatu Project - chosen as a greenfield project after Jupiter Gold’s analytical assessment, and its gold mineralization later confirmed by detailed drilling.
Jupiter Gold has its Paracatu, Crixás, Serrita, Apuí, Itabira, and Diamantina Projects. Paracatu is 795 acres; Crixás is 4,925 acres; Serrita is 14,169 acres; Apuí is 69,030 acres; Itabira is 4,069 acres; and Diamantina is 4,970 acres. Jupiter Gold 100 percent owns all of these Projects.
Moreover, in November, Jupiter Gold announced that it started the confirmatory field work to revalidate the reported 64,000 ounces of gold mineralization in its recently announced project in Brazil, referred to as “Alpha Project”. The initial field work at the Company’s Alpha Project included careful analysis of all observed sites where previous trenching and drilling was done in the period from the late 1990’s to 2004 by a prior owner. In particular, a specialized field geologist descended 70 feet and 60 feet in two shafts, each separated 60 feet from the other. On the walls of both shafts, quartz with veins consistent with potential for primary gold was observed.
The previous owners of the Alpha Project pursued detailed geological trenching and drilling. Their official report filed with the Brazilian mining authorities quantified 64,000 ounces of potential gold mineralization with an average of 1.54 g/t of gold in the area studied.
Recently, Jupiter Gold announced that the results of the geochemical sampling conducted in two shafts (70 ft. and 60 ft. deep, spaced 60 ft.) in its Alpha Project included a 16.2 g/t gold intersect within a 5.0 g/t gold zone over 4 meters. In terms of detection, 36 out of the 37 samples returned positive for gold. The analytical test used was fire assay (FAA505) performed by SGS-Geosol, a first-rate laboratory used by major mining companies in Brazil.
Given these positive results, Jupiter Gold plans to advance on more studies, which may lead to a technical report (NI 43-101 or equivalent format) for the property. In parallel, the Company has commenced the planning of the regulatory studies required for an initial gold production license.
Jupiter Gold Corporation (JUPGF), closed Monday's trading session at $1.24, up 65.3333%, on 115 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 791 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.25/$2.00.
Recruiter.com Group, Inc. (RCRT)
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Recruiter.com Group, Inc. is a leading platform connecting recruiters and employers. An expert network for recruiters, the Company pairs enterprises with an extensive network of recruiters and powerful AI (Artificial Intelligence) matching tools to foster the hiring of first-rate talent faster and smarter. Recruiter.com provides recruiters SHRM certified recruitment training and independent earning opportunity. It provides enterprise and mid-market employers recruiting services designed to scale across a diverse range of skills and industries. OTCQB-listed, Recruiter.com Group is based in Houston, Texas. The Company has additional offices in Bristol, Connecticut, and Ebene, Mauritius.
The design of Recruiter.com Group’s business is to hasten recruiting and hiring success via technology adoption. The Company’s primary product and service is its cloud-based “Job Market” software platform for professional hiring. The Job Market software facilitates connections to a nationwide network of professional recruiters.
In addition, the Job Market software is augmented by proprietary AI technologies that draw from talent communities of millions of people. Recruiter.com provides employers a flexible, performance-based hiring model for permanent and contract talent.
The Company has strategic partnerships in numerous areas of the recruitment process. These include AI candidate matching software, applicant tracking systems, job sites, resume writing and career services, recruitment and career content providers, and recruitment service and outsourcing firms.
Earlier in December, Recruiter.com Group announced that the number of recruiters on its software platform has topped 20,000, which is a major operational milestone. The number of recruiters has doubled since July of this year. The increase followed the implementation by Recruiter.com of new automated screening mechanisms, which allowed the Company to approve a large backlog of pending recruiter applications. Recruiter.com Group expects its network to continue growing, to surpass 25,000 recruiters on the platform in Q1 of 2020.
Miles Jennings, Chief Executive Officer of Recruiter.com, said, “We are uniting a vast network of small and independent recruiters and giving them unprecedented access to quality enterprise clients and recruiting technology. We believe this networked approach to recruiting represents the future of the industry.”
Recruiter.com Group, Inc. (RCRT), closed Monday's trading session at $1.50, up 36.3636%, on 877 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 593 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.754999995/$18.3999996.
Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp. (WSTRF)
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Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp. is a uranium and vanadium conventional mining company. It centers on low cost near-term production of uranium and vanadium in the western United States, and also the development and application of ablation mining technology. Ablation Mining Technology (AMT) is a proprietary process that improves efficiency and lessens costs for sandstone hosted deposits. The Company previously went by the name Western Uranium Corporation. It changed its name to Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp. in October of 2018. Established in 2006 and OTCQX-listed, Western Uranium & Vanadium has offices in Toronto, Ontario and Nucla, Colorado.
The Company is among the largest U.S. Uranium and Vanadium in-situ resource holders. It has a total uranium resource of 70,000,000 lbs. +/- and a total vanadium resource of 35,000,000 lbs. +/- grading between 1.4-2.2 percent. Western Uranium & Vanadium’s near-term production strategy includes focusing on previously producing mines for low capex (capital expenditures), existing infrastructure, and permitting.
In addition, the Company’s strategy includes defining and developing a high-grade vanadium resource at the Sunday Mine Complex (SMC). Furthermore, its strategy is to deliver SMC ore samples to manifold potential customers and joint venture (JV) partners, and baseload SMC production with a vanadium ore concentrate agreement.
Western Uranium & Vanadium’s strategy is also to pursue vanadium development at the Sage Mine Project. It will also work to pursue uranium contracts and development at prices above current price levels.
The Sunday Mine Complex (SMC) is a complex of 5 interconnected underground mines (most recently mined in 2009). It has uranium and vanadium mines with historic production (Union Carbide, Denison). Strong grades are present at the Sunday Mine Complex: U3O8 (approximately 0.25% to 0.36%) and V2O5 (approximately 1.49% to 2.16%).
This month, Western Uranium & Vanadium provided an operational update on the Sunday Mine Complex Vanadium Project. Successful mine development of the underground workings during this year has brought the SMC into production-ready status. Mined ore is now being stockpiled underground.
Numerous surface infrastructure projects are underway to meet Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (CDRMS) requirements. Completion of the CDRMS prerequisites will enable the newly mined and stockpiled underground ore to be brought to the surface and samples shipped to prospective customers and processors.
Three surface infrastructure projects are at various stages. The covering of the legacy low-grade uranium ore stockpile has been completed. The construction of the upgraded storm water control structures has been completed. The building of three lined ore storage pads is in progress. Final engineering is proceeding. This will allow an excavation contractor to begin ore pad construction in early January 2020. Under the present timetable, Western Uranium & Vanadium anticipates the CDRMS requirements to be fulfilled by the end of January. This will enable the first ore material shipments in February.
Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp. (WSTRF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.795, off by 1.8519%, on 34,340 volume with 24 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 17,584 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.494100004/$1.29999995.
Digatrade Financial Corp. (DIGAF)
MarketWatch, Bloomberg, InvestorsHub, and The Wall Street Journal reported on Digatrade Financial Corp. (DIGAF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Digatrade Financial Corp. is a global digital asset exchange and blockchain development services company. It engages in the licensing, development, and branding of a digital exchange trading platform and a peer to peer electronic payment processing network for enabling users to trade fiat and alternative currencies. Basically, DIGATRADE is a Digital Asset, Currency (Bitcoin) Exchange, and Internet Financial Services Company owned and operated by Digatrade Financial Corp.
Digatrade Financial is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Formed in 2000, the Company lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB. It previously went by the name Bit-X Financial Corporation. It changed its name to Digatrade Financial Corp. in October of 2015.
Digatrade Financial provides operational support specializing in web-based digital currency exchange and transaction services for the cryptographic digital currencies. This includes Bitcoin and other alternative digital coins. The Company provides a user-friendly, secure, and affordable platform to purchase and sell Bitcoin and other digital assets. Digatrade provides a 24-hour online platform. This platform provides the automated matching of orders between its registered members.
The proprietary Digatrade trading and matching engine manages high volume, high throughput, and low latency trading. Furthermore, this engine features blended multi-currency settlement in addition to real time FX pricing and risk management fully powered by ANX Technologies. The order engine delivers pre-scan indicative pricing. Users can choose to either fix the quantity of Bitcoins or fix the price paid for every order.
Digatrade Financial announced in April 2017, the execution of a definitive agreement with No Limits Consulting Ltd. (d/b/a: ANX International, ANX Technologies & ANXPRO) based in Hong Kong. Under new financial terms, Digatrade has re-positioned itself to continue its development with its core digital asset exchange platform. This is while centering on the implementation of new Initial Digital Offerings (IDO's) for institutional customers, marketing, and brand awareness.
Digatrade has launched the Digatrade OTC Trade Desk. The new Digatrade Over-the-Counter (OTC) trading service will let KYC verified customers to complete trades outside the online liquidity order book at competitive market prices.
At present, Digatrade Financial is developing a number of new technologies for the Digatrade Core 2.0 Digital Asset Trading Platform. In addition, the Company is seeking more new opportunities and partners for growth as Bitcoin (BTC) continues to grow in value with a market capitalization now surpassing $23.5 Billion.
Digatrade Financial Corp. (DIGAF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.0009, up 50.00%, on 7,161,867 volume with 38 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 10,416,131 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0005/$0.024399999.
Applied Biosciences Corp. (APPB)
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OTCQB-listed, Applied Biosciences Corp. is a diversified cannabinoid therapeutics company. Its focus is on the medical, bioceutical, testing and pet health industries. The Company’s emphasis is on select investment, consumer brands, and partnership opportunities in the medical, health and wellness, nutraceutical, and pet industries. Applied Biosciences has its corporate office in Beverly Hills, California.
Applied Biosciences is a leading company in the CBD and Pet health space. It is currently shipping to the majority of U.S. States and also to numerous international countries. The Company has a number of strategic partnerships now in place. It is pursuing additional partnerships and other strategic growth opportunities.
Applied Biosciences’ products include Remedi and Herbal Pet. The team at Remedi, based in Colorado, is a collaboration project of hemp and CBD industry professionals. Remedi has launched an initial line of hemp CBD infused products centered on delivery methods with proven and noticeable effects.
Herbal Pet’s focus is a new standard of care in pet health. Its product can provide safe, natural, veterinarian-recommended products directly to owners. Herbal Pet delivers premier quality cannabinoid-based nutraceuticals for cats and dogs. Last month, Applied Biosciences announced it signed a partnership agreement with Shannon “the Cannon” Briggs, the former heavyweight boxing champion and world record-holder for the most first round knockouts. Via this new partnership, Shannon Briggs and Applied Biosciences will work together to formulate a line of athlete-focused cannabidiol (CBD) based health and wellness supplements to enhance training and recovery under the “Champ Organics” brand.
Recently, Applied Biosciences announced it retained the Emmes Group to assist with the development and execution of the Company's partnership and technology licensing initiatives and strategies. By way of the new partnership, Emmes and Applied Biosciences will work together to formulate a line of medical and scientific focused cannabidiol (CBD) based products to target the endocannabinoid system under the "Applied BioPharma" brand.
Applied Biosciences Corp. (APPB), closed Monday's trading session at $0.41, up 64.00%, on 1,600 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,709 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.200000002/$2.24.
Northern Superior Resources, Inc. (NSUPF)
Jet Life Penny Stocks, 24h Gold, Barchart, PennyStockHub, MarketWatch, Stockhouse, YCharts, OTC Markets, TraderPlanet, 4-Traders, Stock Press Daily, Stockwatch, Investing News Alerts, and Thehotpennystocks reported previously on Northern Superior Resources, Inc. (NSUPF), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Northern Superior Resources, Inc. engages in the identification, acquisition, evaluation, and exploration of gold properties in the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec. The Company established as a diamond exploration business in 2002, under the name Superior Diamonds, Inc. In 2007, it transformed into a gold exploration company and renamed itself Northern Superior Resources, Inc. An exploration stage junior mining enterprise, Northern Superior Resources is headquartered in Sudbury, Ontario. The Company lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.
Currently, Northern Superior Resources is concentrating on exploring its Ti-pa-haa-kaa-ning (Northwestern Ontario) and 100 percent owned Croteau Est (Quebec) properties. The Company’s remaining properties (all 100 percent owned) in Quebec and Northwestern Ontario are available for option.
The Ti-pa-haa-kaa-ning (TPK- gold/silver/copper) property in northwestern Ontario is 30 x 20km. It contains two regional, strong and independent mineral systems. One is a gold-bearing shear system at least 24km long. The second is a newly discovered greenstone belt assaying as high as 727 g/t gold, 111 g/t silver and 4.05 percent copper.
The Croteau Est property is in one of Quebec’s more important and historic mining camps, Chapais- Chibougamau. The property measures approximately 30km east to west by 10-15km north to south. An inferred gold resource is defined on this property by Northern Superior Resources : 640,000 ounces of gold (with a cut off of 1.0 g/ t Au, totaling 11.6 million tonnes grading 1.7ppm gold). Furthermore, an additional exploration target, ranging from 3.2 to 3.8 million tonnes, for a total of 122,000 to 270,000 ounces of gold, was identified from mineralization, defined by single drill-hole intersections in the same deposit.
Recently, Northern Superior Resources unveiled its 2019 exploration plan for its 100 percent owned Lac Surprise property, Québec. The Company plans a two part exploration program. One part is a Ground or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-Mounted (UAV) Magnetic Geophysics Survey ($200,000). The second part is a Core Drill Program ($800,000).
Additionally, last month, Northern Superior Resources announced that it started a 5,000 meter (m) core drill program on its Ti-Pa-Haa-Kaa-Ning (TPK) gold-silver-copper mineral property, Northwestern Ontario. The program will test six target areas to identify favorable alteration zones, structures and mineralization defining wider areas of potentially economic mineralization. The core drill program will comprise roughly 4,800m of drilling.
Northern Superior Resources, Inc. (NSUPF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.10705, up 129.721%, on 111,718 volume with 14 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,474 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.01661/$0.221.
Nutritional High International, Inc. (SPLIF)
Wallet Investor, SECFilings.com News, Marketwired, SmallCapVoice, Daily Marijuana Observer, CFN Media Group, Barchart, Insider Financial, 4-Traders, The Street, and Promotion Stock Secrets reported previously on Nutritional High International, Inc. (SPLIF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Nutritional High International, Inc. centers on developing, manufacturing, and distributing products and nationally recognized brands in the hemp and marijuana-infused products industries. These include edibles and oil extracts for nutritional, medical, and adult recreational use. The Company works exclusively via licensed facilities in jurisdictions where such activity is permitted and regulated by state law. Nutritional High International is based in Toronto, Ontario and the Company lists on the OTCQB.
Pertaining to its Hemp-Infused Products segment, Nutritional High launched the first product in its Active Hemp category under the brand of “Nutritional Traditions”. For this segment, first distribution will focus on California and Colorado by way of cannabis-related retail stores: medical marijuana dispensaries, vape lounges and headshops; and Food Supplement retail stores.
Regarding its Marijuana-Infused Products segment, the Company concentrates on developing, acquiring, and designing Marijuana-Infused Products (MIPs) and Marijuana Concentrate products and brands. With this segment, Nutritional High is establishing operations in Colorado and Illinois. The Company is working to expand into more U.S. States in support of its strategy to establish some of the first nationally-recognized brands for MIPs.
Recently, Nutritional High International announced that it entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) to purchase a controlling 51 percent interest in Tres Ojos Naturals, LLC d/b/a SolDaze, a limited liability company from Santa Cruz, California. SolDaze produces cannabis infused fruit snacks in California that undergo distribution by Nutritional High’s distributor, Calyx Distributions.
Nutritional High International alsorecently reported that effective February 1, 2019, the City of Sacramento Cannabis Policy & Enforcement rescinded local authorization for cannabis manufacturing for Pasa Verde, LLC, a subsidiary of the Company. Without local authorization in place, the California Department of Public Health was required to revoke Pasa Verde’s state temporary manufacturing license.
This does not in any way affect the licensing of Nutritional High International’s distribution operations under Calyx Brands, the temporary-licensed cannabis distribution subsidiary of the Company. Additionally, it has minimal impact on Company operations.
Mr. Jim Frazier, Nutritional High International’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “While we had hoped to maintain the local authorization at FLI Labs NorCal and secure the BOP [Business Operating Permit] early on in the build-out period, this is a minor shift in our operations. We look forward to working with the City on a new BOP, completing the build-out and moving forward with fully compliant manufacturing, production and packaging operations at scale in Sacramento.”
Nutritional High International, Inc. (SPLIF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.030176, up 50.88%, on 126,902 volume with 34 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 90,420 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0181/$0.25999999.
Blox, Inc. (BLXX)
Stockwatch, OTC Markets Group, Insider Wisdom, SmallCapVoice, Dividend Investor, PennyStocks24, Capital Cube, Investors Hangout, Marketwired, Savvy Trader Resource, and Real Investment Advice reported previously on Blox, Inc. (BLXX), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Blox, Inc.’s vision is to pioneer the development of mining projects through applying green innovation to traditional mining methods and combining renewable energy and technology into the process. The Company’s plan is to become a global leader in the production of “green minerals”. Blox Minerals is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blox, Inc. Blox is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and the Company lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.
Blox defines “green minerals” as minerals produced using technologies, best practices, and mine processes implemented to lessen the environmental impacts associated with the extraction and processing of metals and minerals. The Company’s plan is to use renewable energy and technology in the production of green minerals with the aim of turning expensive costs into profits through utilizing renewable energy plants to power its varied projects.
A vital aspect of Blox’s mandate is to implement clean energy into the mining process. This is to effectively “green” the mining process and minimize its environmental impact through lower hydrocarbon emissions. Blox’s plan is to build a portfolio of gold and other minerals and produce them in a socially and environmentally friendly way. Its key concession holdings are in Ghana and Guinea, West Africa. Its projects include Pramkese, Osenase, Asamankese, and Mansounia.
The Mansounia Exploration Licence is centered on Latitude 10º 23’ N and Longitude 9º 47’ W in the Kouroussa Prefecture, Kankan Region, in Guinea, West Africa. It encompasses a surface area of 145 square kms. At Mansounia, significantly fresh rock mineralization has been intersected and as of July 2016, remains unexplored. Mansounia is a priority development asset for the Company.
Blox has entered into a Strategic Alliance Agreement with Ashanti Sankofa, Inc. With this Strategic Alliance Agreement, both parties agreed to grant to the other party a right of first refusal to enter into a joint venture (JV) on any of their respective properties and/or projects and that any future acquisition of natural resource properties, which may be acquired by either party that contains, but is not limited to, gold, precious metals, technology metals or diamonds (Natural Resource Properties), the acquiring party will grant to the other party a right of first refusal to participate in a JV on such Natural Resource Property that shall be at the sole discretion of the acquiring party.
Recently, Blox announced that results received from its auger drilling campaign at Mansounia identified five additional targets. This includes doubling the strike of the Mansounia South Prospect to more than 5 km long. Mansounia contains a current JORC Compliant resource of 1.29-million ounces at a pre-feasibility stage. The project is in the highly prospective Siguiri Basin region of Eastern Guinea.
Mr. Trevor Pickett, Chief Executive Officer of Blox, said last month, "I am excited about the new drill targets identified and the extensions of the drill ready targets unveiled by the auger drilling. Anomalies were revealed in every drill line commenced, which is a very positive sign. These results have given us confidence to move forward with our plans to raise capital to complete the current auger program and then plan high quality resource extensional drilling. We are also well advanced towards the submission of our Mining License application for the Mansounia Gold Project."
Blox, Inc. (BLXX), closed Monday's trading session at $0.27, up 125.00%, on 2,500 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,439 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.026/$0.300000011.
Sutter Gold Mining, Inc. (SGMNF)
Penny Stock Hub, Stockhouse, Streetwise Reports, InvestorsHub, 4-Traders, MarketWatch, Investors Hangout, Cardinal Weekly, TradingView and The Northern Miner reported on Sutter Gold Mining, Inc. (SGMNF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Sutter Gold Mining, Inc. engages in the exploration of mineral properties. The Company primarily explores for gold deposits. Sutter currently controls a considerable land position of the Mother Lode in California. The Company has advanced work and exploration programs completed on surrounding land holdings. Sutter Gold Mining has its management office in Lakewood, Colorado. It has its mine office in Sutter Creek, California. The Company lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.
Sutter Gold Mining has two projects. One is the Lincoln Project situated in Amador County, on the California Mother Lode Gold Belt. The other is the Santa Teresa Project situated in the Northern Baja area of Mexico. .
Regarding Mexico and the Santa Teresa Concession, the Company entered into an exclusive option agreement with The Alamo Group in October of 2006 to acquire a 100 percent interest in the Santa Teresa Mineral Concession. Santa Teresa is in the historic El Alamo gold mining district, southeast of Ensenada. The property is positioned contiguous to and on strike with the past-producing Princessa Mine..
Sutter Gold released in 2009 the assay results from the initial 32-hole Phase 1 program. The results included intercepts as high as 21.10 grams per ton or 0.62 ounces of gold per ton across 1.35 meters and 16.68 g/t of gold across 3.1 meters. These results continued to reveal the potential of this underexplored district. In addition, the results confirmed manifold high-grade veins up to 260 meters along strike from the historic Princessa Gold Mine and that all known structures remain open in all directions..
Sutter Gold Mining also holds the rights to the geologically similar, high-grade El Alamo district of northern Baja in Mexico. This is where historic mining to the water table produced mined grades of 30 to 60 g/t gold. Regarding the Sutter Gold Project, California, the Lincoln and Comet properties are located on a 551-acre block of mining claims and surface rights 45 miles east southeast of Sacramento, California, in the central part of the 121-mile-long Mother Lode gold belt.
Sutter Gold Mining, Inc. (SGMNF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.005, up 4,900.00%, on 5,490 volume with 1 trade. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000000999/$0.0136.
Provision Holding, Inc. (PVHO)
GrowthPennyStocks, Penny Stock General, Shiznit Stocks, HotStockProfits, PennyDoctor, Stock Beast, RedChip, PennyStockLocks.com, Epic Stock Picks, Equity Observer, Value Penny Stocks, Wolf of Penny Stocks, Small Cap Firm, OTCMagic, MicroCapDaily, and StockRockandRoll reported on Provision Holding, Inc. (PVHO), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Provision Holding, Inc., by way of its subsidiary, focuses on the development and distribution of intelligent interactive three-dimensional (3D) holographic display technologies, software, and integrated solutions for consumer and commercial centered application. These are chiefly for advertising and product merchandising markets. The Company’s initial line of display systems has proven to be ideally suited for indoor and outdoor point-of-sale (PoS), merchandising, and PoS related advertising venues. Provision Interactive Technologies, Inc. is a subsidiary of Provision Holding. Provision Holding is based in Chatsworth, California.
Provision’s products include HoloVision displays and 3D Savings Center kiosks. These enable advertisers and customers to reach captive audiences in grocery stores, malls, convenience stores, gas stations, banks, as well as other retail sites. The Company’s proprietary 3D holographic display technologies give advertisers first-rate ability to direct customized content to a target audience.
Provision's 3D holographic display systems represent a unique technology. This technology provides the projection of full color, high-resolution videos into space detached from the screen, without any special glasses. The Company has completed the development and prototype of its latest 3D holographic display system, the HL50.
The HL50 is its largest Holovision™ product. The design of it is for exhibitions and special events. The HL50 uses Provision Interactive Technologies’ patented and award-winning 3D holographic technology. It comes complete. This includes a media player and the Company’s proprietary software, HoloSoft™. The HL50 can project visually stunning 3D holographic videos, detached from the screen, floating in space more than 40 inches outward.
Recently, Provision Interactive Technologies announced that the Company entered into a multi-year partnership agreement with Discount Drug Mart, Inc. This partnership agreement is to install Provision’s proprietary 3D Savings Center kiosks inside Discount Drug Mart stores. The agreement represents the next major retail partnership for Provision.
Prosperity Investments, under its Joyful ATM brand, has entered into an agreement with Provision Interactive Technologies to integrate its 3D holographic display and coupon redemption platform into Joyful ATMs to boost in-store engagement and purchases at point-of-sale (PoS).
Greater than 48,000 Joyful ATM units are planned to undergo deployment across the U.S. and in another 68 countries over the next 72 months, at locations including banks, retailers, convenience stores, gas stations, and government buildings. Via the partnership, the ATMs will project 3D holographic advertising messages to attract customers to the unit. Upon the customer approaching the unit, they can redeem coupons for the advertised products that can be used right away, driving enhanced PoS activity.
Provision Holding, Inc. (PVHO), closed Monday's trading session at $0.0025, up 38.8889%, on 3,562,696 volume with 65 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 194,409 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0012/$0.0302.
The QualityStocks Company Corner
- Sigma Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB)
- HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC) (OTCQB: HTPRF)
- SinglePoint, Inc. (SING)
- Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC: JMDA)
- Predictive Oncology (NASDAQ: POAI)
- Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO)
- Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP)
- ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX)
- No Borders Inc. (OTC: NBDR)
- Grapefruit Boulevard Investments Inc. (IGNG)
- Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA)
- IONIC Brands Corp. (CSE: IONC) (OTC: IONKF)
- Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD)
- Neutra Corp. (OTC: NTRR)
Sigma Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB)
Sigma Labs (NASDAQ: SGLB), a developer of quality-assurance software for the commercial 3D-printing industry, has developed a method of overcoming quality-assurance obstacles that thwart 3D-metal printing from becoming fully integrated into modern manufacturing lines. To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/1f7Pi.
Software companies can prove to be exceptionally lucrative and rewarding when they provide critical solutions to complex problems. Sigma Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) is in just such an enviable position. The company is the recognized pioneer in the development and commercialization of real-time, computer-aided inspection solutions for the 3D metal printing industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Monday's trading session at $1.0193, up 2.97%, on 47,903 volume with 180 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 194,233 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.451099991/$2.46000003.
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HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC) (OTCQB: HTPRF)
HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC) (OTCQB: HTPRF) was featured today in a publication from CBDWire, examining how there’s a cannabis revolution currently underway, and cannabidiol (CBD) is leading the valiant charge. It started with medical marijuana, and now hemp extract CBD is at the forefront of the cannabis campaign. The chemical is said to be a potent natural medicine, and it’s especially known for its versatility.
HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC) (OTCQB: HTPRF) has developed and optimized proprietary technologies designed for biomass extraction, distillation and purification of ethanol and ethanol-based solvents used for the hemp biomass and cannabidiol (“CBD”) industry, as well as gas and liquid extraction. HTC’s extraction & purification systems are engineered to large-scale to reduce capital and operating costs while delivering superior performance measured by reduced energy usage, lowered emissions and improved quality of the product produced.
Advanced Extraction Technologies
For more than 14 years, HTC has developed and optimized proprietary technology and purification systems used for biomass, gas and liquid extraction. These technologies include:
- LCDesign® – Low-cost design for modular gas, liquid and biomass extraction systems optimizes plant design, thus reducing capital and operating costs.
- PDOEngine™ – Software-based design algorithms accurately model and simulate gas, liquid and biomass extraction processing.
- Delta Solvents™ – Custom-designed, ethanol-based solvent mixtures and additives that optimize production and reduce costs. Technology development is being conducted at HTC’s sponsored research facilities at the University of Calgary.
Delta Purification® Technology
HTC’s patented Delta Purification® technology will purify, recycle and reuse the extraction ethanol used in the CBD extraction process while managing and reducing any CBD waste losses through the re-extraction of all wastes collected from the purified ethanol. Current and new technologies include:
- Delta CBD Reclaiming System: Reclaiming and purifying ethanol for use in CBD extraction from biomass. Reduces required heat to prevent damage of the chemical attributes of the CBD molecule, allowing extracted CBD to meet food-grade targets for human consumption.
- Delta Solvent Reclaiming System: Reclaiming and purifying ethanol-based solvents, such as single, mixed and formulated amines, for use in natural gas processing and post-combustion CO2 capturing processes.
- Delta Glycol Reclaiming System: Reclaiming and purifying glycols, such as mono-ethylene glycol and tri-ethylene glycol for use in natural gas dehydration processes.
Hemp Biomass and Tolling Contracts
HTC has entered into a hemp biomass tolling agreement for the 2019 crop year involving a supply of hemp biomass from a hemp grower in Saskatchewan, Canada. The hemp grower utilizes five varieties of Health Canada-approved cultivars as the genetic foundation. HTC will process and extract CBD FSO distillate from the hemp biomass. As a tolling fee payment, HTC will receive a percentage of the extracted CBD FSO distillate for its processing, extraction, purification and distillation services.
Additional hemp biomass tolling contracts with producers and hemp biomass providers are being negotiated in the U.S. for the 2020 hemp crop growing year. HTC will provide “local-to-grower” drying-to-biomass storage capability and transportation of dried biomass to an HTC, location to be determined, future US based, extraction facility. HTC is also in negotiation with a 60,000-acre, recognized Canadian farm leader, who is a significant hemp biomass producer, for a similar hemp biomass tolling contract.
Large users of ethanol and solvents for plant oil extraction demand reduced capital and operating costs. HTC’s re3™ (reclaim, recycle, reuse) technology can save up to 30% of the required fluid costs. The increasing cost of new extraction ethanol, combined with the cost of used ethanol disposal, creates a unique opportunity whereby the re3™ technology will create cost savings, while meeting environmental responsibilities.
The growth of ethanol and CO2 used in CBD production has created a new demand for reliable commercial scale ethanol reclaimer systems. The Delta Purification® ethanol system meets this new demand.
Sales and Offtake Agreements
HTC intends to leverage its relationship with its related entity, Purely Canada Foods™, to provide sales and distribution for its Ingredient CBD market under the brand of Purely Canada Hemp™, Purely Canada CBD™, Purely Canada Cannabinoids™. Purely Canada Hemp™ will develop risk managed multi-year ingredient supply contracts with its existing and new Global Food, Beverage and Animal Food Industry Customers.
HTC has focused the Canadian implementation of its BOOM (build, own, operate and maintain) extraction tolling strategy on a location near Regina, Saskatchewan. HTC is currently constructing a 19,000-square-foot GMP Euro compliant extraction tolling facility on six acres of land that will include biomass processing, extraction, implementation of DeltaSolv™ technologies and Delta Purification® systems, distillate and refining equipment, laboratory quality control and testing operations, and on-site office and admin facilities.
Chairman, CEO and Director Lionel Kambeitz is a recognized professional in business development and international business relations. He has played a founding role in many other Canadian and U.S.-based companies. Kambeitz has executive experience in a variety of industries including energy, agriculture, food production engineering, and manufacturing.
Jeff Allison, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director, has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and business development. Prior to joining HTC in 2005, Allison as Vice President assisted with the founding and setup of CUCORP Financial Services in Saskatchewan.
HTC Extraction Systems (OTCQB: HTPRF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.1787, up 13.1013%, on 300 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 3,255 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.07/$0.920000016.
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SinglePoint, Inc. (SING)
SinglePoint (OTCQB: SING), a technology and investment company, recently reported financial results that marked the largest third quarter in company history (http://cnw.fm/nUi2A). To view the full article, visit http://cnw.fm/7Q40l.
SinglePoint, Inc. (SING) is a diversified holding company with operations in multiple industries and verticals including two high-performing market sectors: legal cannabis and cryptocurrencies. SinglePoint has grown from a full-service mobile technology provider to a recognizable brand with a diverse portfolio of undervalued subsidiaries with multiple revenue streams.
SinglePoint is researching opportunities where it can be an active participant by influencing the strategy and direction of high-potential companies whose verified assets offer attractive possibilities for shareholders. The company is guided by a visionary leadership team with extensive experience in technology, engineering, marketing and raising capital.
SinglePoint is bullish on the cannabis industry, bitcoin and blockchain technologies, which is evident in its recent acquisitions and joint-venture announcements. Recent SinglePoint key highlights include:
- A joint venture with Smart Cannabis Corporation (OTC: SCNA) to license and market Smart Cannabis’ SMART APP. SMART APP enables cannabis growers to measure all aspects of cultivation, from soil nutrient levels to watering cycles and carbon dioxide content in the air. SMART APP will integrate SinglePoint’s bitcoin payment solution to enable growers to process safer and more secure transactions.
- A joint venture with Global Payout (OTC: GOHE) will build on existing financial technology solutions developed by SinglePoint and Global Payout’s subsidiary MoneyTrac Technology, Inc., to fully optimize the delivery of mobile payment applications for domestic and international organizations.
- A joint venture with AppSwarm (OTC: SWRM) to start development on a proprietary delivery application that will enable licensed cannabis delivery services and licensed dispensaries to safely make in-home cannabis deliveries.
- Signed original “Shark Tank” member Kevin Harrington as company spokesman for an innovative, compatible virtual wallet to store any type of cryptocurrency. Harrington recently finished shooting a new national ad campaign featuring SinglePoint and the virtual wallet’s secure method of storing cryptocurrencies.
- Entered into a letter of intent to acquire 100 percent of Bitcoin Beyond, a premier platform that enables merchants to accept bitcoin payments using existing web-enabled point-of-sale devices.
- Through SING subsidiary, SingleSeed, the company will soon offer a proprietary cryptocurrency solution that links both cannabis merchants and consumers who seek to take advantage of bitcoin-powered transactions using debit and credit cards. In addition to making bitcoin-backed card purchases possible, the solution enables cannabis dispensaries to digitally track and manage their product inventories, performing tasks like uploading product data, photos and descriptions. The system deducts items automatically from a dispensary’s product listings when a purchase is made. While this fully KYC-AML compliant point-of-sale platform can be utilized for any other retail setting, it will fill a critical need in the underbanked cannabis industry as it continues to seek non-cash payment solutions outside of traditional banking circles.
SinglePoint CEO and founder Greg Lambrecht leads the company in its mission to capture opportunities through an aggressive expansion strategy across a broad range of assets. Lambrecht oversees all company operations including investor relations, leadership of the board of directors, and daily business activities. As the founder of PCI, a leading consumer product distribution company, Lambrecht negotiated agreements with the nation’s largest retail outlets and led PCI through a NASDAQ listed IPO, raising $10 million.
Eric Lofdahl, SinglePoint’s chief technology officer, has more than 20 years of experience in the technology sector including positions in software development, program management, complex system integration and engineering process definition. Prior to SinglePoint, Lofdahl worked at the Boeing Company where he led a team that successfully developed advanced wireless and satellite data products based on commercial technology for the U.S. Air Force.
SinglePoint President Wil Ralston is well known for his successful track record of building and maintaining great relationships with clients. Ralston graduated cum laude from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University with a degree in Global Agribusiness and a specialization in Professional Golf Management. He is currently recognized by the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) as a Class A Professional.
SinglePoint, Inc. (SING), closed Monday's trading session at $0.0079, up 0.190235%, on 5,011,948 volume with 185 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,939,365 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0073/$0.028799999.
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Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC: JMDA)
Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC: JMDA) was featured today in a report by NetworkNewsWire explaining how the company is “One to Watch.” Jerrick’s flagship product is Vocal, a proprietary long-form digital publishing platform that provides storytelling tools and engaged communities for creators to get discovered and fund their creativity. Designed to develop and cost-effectively engage content creators, the Vocal platform enables its over 500,000 registered content creators to reach an engaged audience and monetize their content. In addition to providing relevant content, Vocal’s technology is centered on efficiency and scalability through its niche digital communities, as well as output through its data-driven distribution strategy.
Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC: JMDA) develops technology-based solutions to solve digital problems. Through the combination of design, thought and data analysis, the company builds products that influence a worldwide audience.
Jerrick’s flagship product is Vocal, a proprietary long-form digital publishing platform that provides storytelling tools and engaged communities for creators to get discovered and fund their creativity.
Designed to develop and cost-effectively engage content creators, the Vocal platform enables its over 500,000 registered content creators to reach an engaged audience and monetize their content. In addition to providing relevant content, Vocal’s technology is centered on efficiency and scalability through its niche digital communities, as well as output through its data-driven distribution strategy.
Vocal partners with content creators and brands that recognize difficulties inherent in the digital advertising space and that can benefit from branded content marketing opportunities available on publishing platforms like Vocal.
All content available on Vocal is created within the platform’s custom editor and published on one of Vocal’s embedded genre-specific communities, spanning topics that range from food to wellness, beauty, technology and more.
In May 2019, Jerrick launched Vocal+, its premium subscription membership program. Vocal+ members pay a membership fee for premium value-added features, including receiving increased earnings for their content, reduced platform processing fees for tips received, a Vocal+ badge on their creator page, access to new features on the Vocal Platform, and other rewards. Creators can sign up for free or upgrade to Vocal+, available for purchase on either an annual or monthly subscription basis.
Vocal for Brands
Vocal for Brands is an in-house creative studio that generates actionable data from bespoke native advertising campaigns. Vocal for Brands partners with direct-to-consumer (DTC) to create beautiful, campaign-optimized stories on Vocal that build brand affinity, trust and drive results.
Additionally, Jerrick provides a Managed Services offering to business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) product and service brands which encompasses a full range of digital marketing and e-commerce solutions. Managed Services includes the setup and ongoing maintenance of clients’ websites, Amazon and Shopify storefronts and listings, social media pages, search engine marketing, and other various tools and sales channels utilized by e-commerce sellers for sales and growth optimization. In addition to partnering with Managed Services clients, the company offers a range of la carte services.
Upon the consummation of its anticipated listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market, Jerrick intends to change its official company name to “Creatd, Inc.,” subject to stockholder approval.
This rebranding will initiate Jerrick’s go-forward growth strategy and its plans to expand its offerings and provide technology products and resources for creators to help transform their ideas into reality. The strategic plan is designed to greatly increase Jerrick’s potential market value via a plethora of new revenue streams.
Creatd will focus on a community of creators that number more than 2.5 billion users, for which it will offer democratized, transparent platforms for distribution, sentiment, resources and monetization. The company’s agile development process will rely on a combination of bleeding-edge technology that eliminates barriers and creates efficiencies. Superior design thinking and data analysis will allow Creatd to expand its digital footprint to a global community.
Creatd will partner with a community of technology collaborators and sophisticated investors who collaborate to provide technology solutions for creators, brands and their respective audiences. The company’s solutions, business processes, technology platforms and design theories will lend themselves to application opportunities on a global scale.
History & Management
Jerrick was founded in 2012. Initially a private media company providing online content through a portfolio of brands, Jerrick’s needs quickly outpaced its initial technology and product offering. In 2015, Jerrick partnered with Thinkmill, a premiere, Australia-based product design and development group to create a content management system (CMS) for its brands; that system evolved into the company’s flagship product, Vocal.
Today, Jerrick’s management team is an impressive group of abstract thinkers united by their passion to solve problems. Leading the team are founder and CEO Jeremy Frommer, and Justin Maury, Jerrick’s president and head of product.
Frommer’s career includes two decades in the financial technology industry, working as a hedge fund and portfolio manager, as well as on the sell-side of the financial industry. Frommer started NextGen Trading, a software development company building proprietary equity trading platforms. NextGen was acquired by Carlin Financial Group of which Frommer became CEO. RBC Capital Markets Corporation eventually bought Carlin. At RBC, Frommer was managing director, head of the Global Prime Services group and a member of the RBC Global Equities Operating Committee.
Maury joined Jerrick in 2013, bringing with him 10 years of experience in the creative industry. Since partnering with Frommer to establish Jerrick, Maury led the company’s product development for more than four years. His passion for the creative arts and technology ultimately yielded the vision for Vocal. During the Jerrick’s early formative years, Maury was a driving force in creating the vision, design and architecture for the Vocal platform and managing the oversight of technology development.
Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc. (JMDA), closed Monday's trading session at $4.00, even for the day, on 6,080 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,200 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.63999998/$5.00.
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Predictive Oncology (NASDAQ: POAI)
Predictive Oncology (NASDAQ: POAI), through its subsidiary Helomics, is sequencing ovarian cancers as part of a CancerQuest 2020 project, building the largest ovarian multi-omic database in the world. To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/uZD3r.
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.
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.
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.
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 Monday's trading session at $2.70, even for the day, on 20,549 volume with 129 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 35,639 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.3499999/$8.50.
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Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO)
Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) today announced that Zacks Small Cap Research ("Zacks SCR") has released an updated research report in its on-going coverage on the Company. Copies of the new Zacks SCR report can be obtained via the following link: PBIO: Looking ahead to 2020.
Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO) develops, markets and sells proprietary laboratory instrumentation and associated consumables to the life sciences sample preparation market. Sample preparation refers to the wide range of activities that precede most forms of scientific analysis. It is often complex and time-consuming, yet a critical part of scientific research. The market for sample preparation products is currently estimated at $6 billion worldwide.
The Company’s product line can be used to exquisitely control the sample preparation process. It is based on a patented, enabling technology platform called pressure cycling technology (“PCT”). PCT uses alternating cycles of hydrostatic pressure between ambient (14.5 psi) and ultra-high levels (up to 100,000 psi) to safely and reproducibly control critical biological processes, such as the lysis (breakage) of cells, the digestion of proteins, and the inactivation of pathogens.
Pressure BioSciences’ product line is led by its newly released, next-generation Barocycler 2320EXTREME instrument. Named a finalist in the prestigious 2017 R&D Awards (also known as the “Oscars of Innovation”), the Barocycler 2320EXT is already being touted by some key opinion leaders as an essential element of the $1.8 billion U.S. “Cancer Moonshot” program. For example, Professor Phil Robinson, Co-head of the cancer research center of the Children’s Medical Research Institute (Sydney, Australia), said in a recent interview: “We are collecting the whole proteome on 70,000 tumor samples from all classes where complete clinical outcome is known. Due to its unique capabilities, the Barocycler 2320EXT has become a critical part of our program. It is the primary enabler of the high-throughput component of the project. Without this step, our project simply could not be done. In fact, the Barocycler 2320EXT works so well we have just purchased two more.”
Momentum is building when it comes to the potential for using the Company’s unique PCT technology platform. Leading scientists are intrigued by Pressure BioSciences’ approach, which among other attributes, revolutionizes the process of rupturing cells (lysis) for further study, yielding superior biomolecules for investigation. The Company’s technology transcends current methods of breaking open cells, which use chemicals, blades, metal beads, or other damaging and altering methods that can ultimately adversely affect the result for researchers. Pressure BioSciences’ PCT technology utilizes customized, controlled hydrostatic (water) pressure to rupture cells in a chamber, enabling exquisitely customized levels of pressure to optimally break open different types of cells at prescribed pressure levels—something never before accomplished in a commercial setting. Using this pioneering method, the result is a truer, more legitimate sample, which boosts the efficacy of research and the quality of results. The potential impact of this technology on scientific advancement is enormous, enabling research scientists to begin their studies with biological samples of unprecedented integrity, with the potential to improve research outcomes at the earliest, most critical step. PCT can additionally inactivate pathogens (e.g., viruses, bacteria) using hydrostatic pressure, making the samples safer to study—another innovation with astronomical potential for application in a variety of markets.
The Company’s high-pressure instruments for research purposes are marketed throughout the United States, Europe, China and Japan. To date, Pressure BioSciences has installed nearly 300 PCT Systems in over 165 leading academic, government, biotech and pharma laboratories around the world. Its primary applications are in biomarker discovery, forensics, agriculture and pathology. Over 100 scientific papers have been published on the advantages of the PCT platform, which is also being used in the specialized fields of drug discovery and design, bio-therapeutics characterization, soil and plant biology, vaccine development and histology.
Impressive as their biotech business is, there is more to the PBI story. Pressure BioSciences recently received two patents in China for its novel Ultra Shear Technology (UST), a process that has potential in a wide range of industrial applications, including extending the shelf life of some food products and making two insoluble liquids (like oil in water) soluble. Patents have also been filed in many other countries worldwide. UST is a novel technique based on the use of intense shear forces generated from ultra-high-pressure valve discharge.
This important technology has the potential to play a significant role in a number of commercially important areas through its ability to create high-quality, stable nanoemulsions. Scientific studies indicate that improved absorption, higher bioavailability, greater stability, lower surfactant levels and other advantages can be achieved with nanoemulsions – all hugely important factors in the fields of nutraceuticals, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and in various medical products. There is an enormous opportunity in the cannabis market, since the technology can potentially reduce oil droplets containing cannabidiol (CBD) to nanoparticles, after which they can be safely suspended in a stable water solution—something many companies have endeavored to achieve without success. Researchers looking for a way to increase the bioavailability of cannabinoids in the body will find this technology a game changer.
The Company’s UST technology also has possibilities in the production of clean label foods, which are currently processed using several innovative methods, including high-pressure treatments (such as Starbucks’ Evolution line of juices). In 2015, the worldwide market for high-pressure processed (HPP) food was estimated at U.S. $10 billion. UST uses ultra-high pressures and certain valves to generate intense shear forces under controlled temperature conditions to produce nanoemulsions, and which also significantly reduces food-borne pathogens. Pressure BioSciences’ initial focus with this technology will be to evaluate UST for the production of high-quality dairy products and beverages.
Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO), closed Monday's trading session at $1.40, off by 3.4483%, on 3,849 volume with 19 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 10,579 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.600600004/$4.0300002.
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Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTC: LXRP)
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (OTC:LXRP) (CNSX:LXX.CN) (the "Company" or "Lexaria"), a global innovator in drug delivery platforms, announces that on December 30, 2019 it issued stock options to an employee to purchase up to 60,000 common shares of the Company at an exercise price of US$0.43 for a period of five years, vested over a three year term. Lexaria also announces that it has cancelled 550,000 options with an exercise price of US$0.10 per common share which were held by an insider of the Company.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTC: LXRP) has developed and out-licenses its proprietary DehydraTECH™ technology for improved taste, rapidity and delivery of bioactive compounds, including nicotine and cannabinoids. To achieve higher absorption rates and fast onset, consumers traditionally defaulted to smoking. Lexaria provides a superior administration method by delivering these substances through a patented process within edible food products, thus eliminating all the harmful health consequences of smoking.
Lexaria’s technology is unique in that it takes advantage of GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) food ingredients processed with its patented DehydraTECH technology to improve taste, remove odor and decrease the time to onset of bitter-tasting drugs. Lexaria is primarily a B2B enterprise and has existing cannabinoid licensing agreements with companies in Canada and the United States. Lexaria has also developed its own hemp-oil brands partly for demonstration purposes, utilizing its patented technology to infuse hemp oil ingredients within popular foods such as coffee, tea and supplements. These brands include ViPova™, TurboCBD™ and ChargD+™.
Virtually unique across both the hemp and the cannabis industries, Lexaria has successfully entered into a R&D and product development partnership with one of the largest cigarette companies in the world for oral forms of nicotine delivery. Only a small handful of hemp or cannabis-related companies have achieved formal relationships with Fortune 500 industry leaders, demonstrating the wide applicability of Lexaria’s technology.
In June 2019, building on its original 2015 independent, third-party laboratory in vitro lab experiments, which confirmed the absorption levels of cannabidiol (“CBD”) into human intestinal cells rose by 499% through the utilization of the DehydraTECH technology, Lexaria completed a series of animal studies using an enhanced formulation of its DehydraTECH technology. The results of the animal studies using the enhanced DehydraTECH formulation showed an increase of CBD delivery into the blood when compared to generic industry MCT coconut-oil formulations by 811%. In addition, the animal studies also showed delivery of 1,937% more CBD into animal brain tissue after 8 hours using the enhanced DehydraTECH technology when compared to generic industry MCT coconut-oil formulations.
Lexaria also has completed the first phases of its collaborative research program with the Canadian government’s National Research Council (the “NRC”) under which several studies were designed to optimize Lexaria’s DehydraTECH technology, enabling delivery of API’s within foods, beverages, capsules and other ingestible formats. These studies investigated the lipophilic active agent classes including cannabinoids, vitamins, NSAIDs and nicotine using advanced analytical techniques, including mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance testing, with the results of the studies confirming that Lexaria’s DehydraTECH technology did not create any covalent-bonded new molecular entity (“NME”). Whenever an NME is created, regulatory bodies such as FDA and Health Canada routinely require extensive health, safety and efficacy studies prior to that product’s release into the marketplace. That the NRC program failed to find evidence of an NME suggests products utilizing the DehydraTECH technology may require a less burdensome regulatory pathway.
Results from this R&D have helped support B2B relationships with Fortune 500 companies. Lexaria has four distinct subsidiaries that focus on different market sectors: hemp/CBD; pharmaceutical; cannabis; and nicotine. In August 2019, Lexaria was issued its cannabis research and development licence from Health Canada which will allow Lexaria to continue its further investigations in-house of its DehydraTECH technology in connection with cannabinoids, along with ongoing work with vitamins, NSAIDs, PDE5-inhibitors, nicotine and other molecules.
Aside from testing, a critical component of Lexaria Bioscience’s business model is a strong and growing intellectual property portfolio. As of the August 2019, the company’s patent portfolio includes ~60 patent applications filed and pending in more than 40 countries around the world; and 16 patents granted to date. Lexaria is expecting additional new patent awards both in the U.S. and internationally by the end of 2019 and beyond. Some of its more recent areas of investigation have included human hormones and erectile dysfunction substances, among others. Lexaria’s granted patent portfolio related to cannabinoid delivery is one of the largest in the world.
Royalties play a vital role in Lexaria’s revenue-generating business model. The company out-licenses its technology to third-partners and has signed licensing agreements with start-up companies as well as with a Fortune 100 industry leader. The company’s growth initiatives are guided by a management team headed by CEO Chris Bunka, a serial entrepreneur who has contributed to several multi-hundred million-dollar valuations over the course of his career. He is supported by a growing team of professionals with extensive experience in pharmaceutical and bioscience sectors, invention, toxicology, consumer goods and other relevant skillsets.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (LXRP), closed Monday's trading session at $0.385, off by 7.2289%, on 262,497 volume with 90 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 100,290 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.354999989/$1.6875.
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ChineseInvestors.com (OTCQB: CIIX) was featured today in a publication from CBDWire, examining howOverall, ChineseInvestors.com’s plan is to focus on its original mission of providing financial information and services to the larger Chinese community in the United States and elsewhere. Of note to investors regarding the company’s CBD initiatives is that ChineseInvestors.com CEO Warren Wang indicated that the company hopes for a Nasdaq IPO of CBD Biotech late in 2019 or early 2020 (http://cnw.fm/SqPN4). To view the full article, visit http://cnw.fm/Q4nNp
Founded in 1999, ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX) has become a leading financial information website for Chinese-speaking investors in the United States and China. Recognizing unprecedented opportunities in the U.S. cannabis industry, CIIX is also laying the groundwork to capitalize on growing demand for cannabidiol (CBD)-based nutrition and health products.
Through its primary website, www.ChineseInvestors.com, CIIX offers a variety of investor education products and services, including real-time market commentary, analysis and educational related services in Chinese language character sets; consultative services to smaller private companies considering becoming a public company; and advertising and public relations related support services.
At the center of this initiative is the ChineseInvestors Method, a unique integration of a disciplined investing process, web-based tools, personalized instructions and support. Using this strategy, CIIX provides reliable market information to help investors make informed investment decisions and meet their individualized financial goals.
CIIX is also leveraging its financial expertise to enter into the burgeoning CBD industry, which within a few years has grown from a relatively invisible sector to a billowing market expected to reach $2.1 billion in consumer sales by 2020.
The increasing demand for CBD-based products is a catalyst for innovative business endeavors. To this accord, CIIX has established a three-year development plan to capitalize on the convergence of CBD and the nutrition and health products market in mainland China, where the benefits of CBD oil have not been widely recognized.
Under a wholesale agreement with a reputable CBD health brand, CIIX is launching the world’s first online CBD health products store published in the Chinese language. The site, www.ChineseCBDoil.com, caters to a growing number of Chinese people awakening to the numerous health benefits of CBD oil for treatment of a variety of conditions such as anxiety, stress, poor sleep, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. CIIX expects to launch this website at the end of January 2017, and plans to sell CBD-infused products via online and in-store.
In conjunction, CIIX’s cannabis-focused “Yelp”-style mobile app is in development as a platform for Chinese people to review and discuss various cannabis products. The app will be the first marijuana social media mobile app designed for Chinese-speaking customers worldwide.
ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX), closed Monday's trading session at $0.17, off by 1.4207%, on 75,931 volume with 42 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 48,842 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.150000005/$0.550000011.
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No Borders Inc. (OTC: NBDR)
No Borders Inc. (OTC: NBDR) was featured today in a publication from HempWireNews, examining how, on Thursday last week, an association representing Kentucky’s hemp industry held a conference in Murray. The gathering involved hemp farmers, processors, and regulators, and it highlighted the continuing regulatory uncertainty that’s been facing the hemp industry.
No Borders Inc. (OTCQB: NBDR) specializes in the acquisition, creation and scaling of commercial products by utilizing cutting-edge technologies designed to reduce costs while increasing revenues and shareholder value. With active subsidiaries in healthcare, education, cannabidiol (CBD), finance and technology, No Borders is uniquely positioned to use its expertise to improve margins and add business lines within target verticals. No Borders is headquartered in Arizona with remote work resources in the U.S., South America, Asia and Europe.
Different by Design
Deeply experienced at actionable data compilation, analysis and utilization, No Borders believes that data utilization in a Web 3 ecosystem of predictive analytics, blockchains, consensus algorithms, IoT and 5G are vital keys to the future of disrupting global business.
The company leverages its technological talent and visionary approach alongside best-in-class branding, messaging and product teams to simultaneously deploy multiple vertical product offerings at the same time.
With resources around the world, No Borders operates as a 100% remote work, lean operating organization with a founding ideological focus on “Lifestyle by Design.” No Borders’ teams are built by allowing people to work when they want and from where they want as long as deliverables and results are achieved. This structure allows for strategic talent acquisition without the need for relocation or commuting; lowered operating and fixed costs; as well as improved morale and substantially increased staff productivity.
- No Borders Dental Resources Inc. provides equipment and supplies to medical and dental professionals across the U.S. through the trade name, MediDent Supplies. MediDent has a strategic focus on expanding product portfolios and optimizing lifetime customer value while minimizing customer acquisition cost in the medical, dental and veterinary spaces.
- No Borders Naturals is a purveyor of health and wellness products for active consumers and their pets. No Borders Naturals aims to be an industry leader in alternative wellness product offerings and is currently expanding its digital offering with impactful product up-sell opportunities such as a series of “Buy Two-Get One” on products on its 1000mg CBD tincture, collagen and retinol beauty cream.
- No Borders Labs Inc. provides leading-edge tech tools to the No Borders family of companies along with building, testing and deploying technology solutions and products to the market while also offering consulting, architecture and software development services to external businesses looking to update their technology infrastructure for greater efficiency, security and transparency.
- No Borders Funding Inc. provides internal capital and strategic funding options for the family of No Borders companies while actively engaging and networking to find, acquire, structure and deploy unique financial products, solutions and systems with traditional, distributed ledger and blockchain technologies.
- No Borders Education Inc. provides internal staff training and strategic education tools for the No Borders family of companies while pursuing external revenue generating educational opportunities within the verticals for which No Borders deploys products, services or technologies.
No Borders CEO Joseph Snyder is a serial entrepreneur whose experiences in real estate investment, financial services and digital strategy over the last 15 years provide a strong, grounded foundation for the structure and ideas outlined in the company’s strategic plan. He brings a unique set of long-term business experiences that provide No Borders with a clear “mile-high” view of the intricately linked systems and challenges associated with growing and scaling our vision.
COO Cynthia Tanabe, a licensed real estate agent/broker since 2004, has successfully built a highly respected investor and bank-focused real estate and property management firm in Arizona with tens of millions of dollars of properties owned and sold.
CTO Chris Brown has 14 years of experience in the IT industry ranging from full stack programming, hardware support, engineering and maintenance, to enterprise-level information system analysis, design, development and implementation. From his background in Air Force intelligence to earning dual B.S. degrees in computational mathematics and biochemistry from Arizona State University, Brown has been engrossed with technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and decentralized blockchain ledger systems and their connections with real world business applications.
Management is backed by an advisory board with a diverse range of expertise blockchain, brand development, specialty retail, branded consumer products, technology, marketing and other specialties pertinent to No Borders’ growth strategy.
No Borders Inc. (NBDR), closed Monday's trading session at $0.0135, off by 10.00%, on 12,790 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 65,297 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.007699999/$0.048799999.
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Grapefruit Boulevard Investments Inc. (IGNG)
Grapefruit Boulevard Investments Inc. (IGNG) was featured today in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. There is a variety of medical marijuana products used to treat various diseases and conditions in the world today. No method of delivery can be termed as perfect because each of the methods has its pros and cons.
Grapefruit Boulevard Investments Inc., a California corporation (“Grapefruit”), as of May 31, 2019, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Imaging3 Inc. (OTC: IGNG), a Delaware corporation whose shares of $.001 par value common stock are publicly traded on the OTCMarkets OTCQB Market under the symbol “IGNG.” IGNG is subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and files annual and quarterly reports pursuant thereto. Grapefruit holds licenses originally issued by the State of California in January 2018 to both manufacture and distribute cannabis products. Grapefruit’s management now owns a controlling interest in IGNG which now owns 100% of Grapefruit’s outstanding shares. As a result, IGNG’s financial reports will consolidate both IGNG’s and Grapefruit’s balance sheet, statement of operation and statement of cash flows and IGNG and Grapefruit will be operated as a single company. IGNG intends to change its name to Grapefruit and to obtain a more appropriate trading symbol as soon as possible. Hereinafter the combined companies will be referred to as “Grapefruit” or the “Company.”
Grapefruit’s corporate headquarters is in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. Grapefruit holds licenses to both manufacture and distribute cannabis products which were originally issued in January 2018 and is fully compliant with all applicable laws and regulations to operate its cannabis manufacturing and distribution businesses.
The company is well-focused on sourcing only the “best of the best” raw cannabis materials to create the highest quality, most-trusted and consistent recreational and medical cannabis products for its customers. Grapefruit is committed to ensuring class-leading quality by rigorously testing the purity and potency of its raw materials throughout the manufacturing process and distribution chain.
Grapefruit owns and operates its fully licensed and compliant ethanol extraction laboratory located in the Coachillin’ Industrial Cultivation and Ancillary Canna-Business Park in Desert Hot Springs, California. The company’s extraction lab produces high quality, cannabis-derived distillate, also known as “honey oil,” from cannabis flower and “trim.” THC honey oil is one of base cannabis commodities which serves as the active ingredient in everything from infused edibles and tinctures/creams to the cartridges used in vapes and e-cigarettes. Honey oil often sells on the wholesale marketplace for thousands of dollars per liter, with pricing being dependent on quantity purchased, as well as other market factors such as the availability and cost of the underlying flowers and/or trim.
Grapefruit began its extraction operations in May 2019. Plans are in place to expand its honey oil production through the purchase of additional distillation equipment, which is expected to significantly increase the company’s production capacity by the fourth quarter of 2019. Grapefruit’s extraction lab is fully scalable and expansion will be built-out on a two-acre lot owned by Grapefruit at the Coachillin’ site adjacent to its current manufacturing and distribution operation.
Grapefruit selected the City of Desert Hot Springs for its cannabis extraction laboratory, because the city has created a friendly business environment for cannabis-based manufacturers, including incentives like the absence of taxes on cannabis oil production revenues. This affords Grapefruit a fundamental competitive market advantage over other Honey Oil producers.
The California cannabis regulatory scheme is unique in that it requires all cultivators (cannabis farms) and manufacturers (whether producing oils/distillates, infused edibles, tinctures creams or other cannabis products) to sell their products into the legal cannabis wholesale and retail markets exclusively through licensed distributors such as Grapefruit. Grapefruit initially obtained its California recreational and medicinal cannabis distribution license Jan. 4, 2018. In May 2019, Grapefruit was granted its provisional distribution license which is renewable annually, thereby cementing the regulatory foundation necessary to rapidly expand its distribution business.
Grapefruit’s distribution license affords it a twofold strategic advantage: first, to market and sell its own cannabis product lines to retailers throughout California; and second, to buy and resell bulk cannabis flowers and trim as well as all other legal cannabis products to properly licensed distributors and/or retailers throughout California.
The Coachillin’ Canna-Business Park, home to Grapefruit’s current operating facilities and adjacent two-acre parcel of land, is a 160-acre, self-contained legally mapped compound providing the Company with a fully permitted and serviced physical plant from which Grapefruit intends to establish a leading position in the booming California cannabis sector. The parcel was purchased by the Company prior to the Park’s full development, and the value of the land the Company owns has conservatively since doubled in value to over $2 million. Additional long-term benefits of the Coachillin’ compound include agricultural rates for power, which are currently $0.09 per kilowatt hour; the Park’s deep-water well that fully satisfies its need for water; and security expenses shared by all resident businesses. The Coachillin’ Park’s promoters also plan to position the Park, located only 10 miles north of rapidly growing uptown Palm Springs and less than 15 miles from the site of the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals as a must-see canna-tourism destination.
Grapefruit’s ultimate goal is to become a vertically integrated, seed-to-sale cannabis and CBD product company serving the California market. Moreover, it plans to roll-out its product lines in other states, such as Nevada, Illinois, Oregon, Colorado and Washington. Grapefruit has plans to build a large, all-inclusive facility that will house a 50,000-square-foot-plus indoor grow canopy, a large extraction laboratory designed to extract both THC and CBD cannabinoids via non-volatile (ethanol) and volatile (butane) processes, a manufacturing space to produce Grapefruit’s vape lines and CBD products, an FDA-certified kitchen for the production of Grapefruit edibles and a distribution facility to sell all products into the entire cannabis market. The indoor grow canopy operation will be outfitted and operated to produce ultra-high-quality flowers and buds, some of which, along with the high-quality trim resulting from cleaning and maintaining the grow, will provide biomass necessary to feed the company’s extraction laboratory. Fueled by this hand cultivated biomass, Grapefruit’s lab will continuously produce pesticide and heavy metal-free world class honey oil to both serve as the active ingredient in all of Grapefruit’s branded and unbranded products and meet the projected ever-growing demand for high quality honey oil in the California market.
Grapefruit’s motto – A High You Can Trust – embodies its philosophy and ethos, reminding consumers of the company’s commitment to manufacturing, procuring and distributing only the highest quality all-natural cannabis flower, concentrates and related products that are free from pesticides, heavy metals and bacteria. Grapefruit will target its products to all recreational cannabis enthusiasts’ as continuous, consistent cannabis products. By relentlessly adhering to these policies Grapefruit intends to become the Titleist of the Cannabis industry, known for unwavering quality and consistency.
Grapefruit is managed by a team of experts possessing the experience, skill and resources required to succeed in the competitive cannabis marketplace. Founded by brothers Bradley Yourist, CEO, and Daniel Yourist, COO, Grapefruit has expanded to become a group of industry professionals sharing a passion for all things cannabis. Both the CEO & COO are attorneys licensed to practice law the State of California who possess expert cannabis licensing and regulatory expertise and experience, which will allow Grapefruit to deftly navigate the ever changing California regulatory landscape and apply for new cannabis licenses at reduced costs when necessary, rather than having to acquire licenses that are often overvalued and/or pay outside counsel to handle such matters.
Grapefruit also has its own line of cannabis-infused concentrates and edibles. Among the brands now in stores or soon to be launched are:
- Rainbow Dreams is a new lifestyle brand designed specifically for the recreational cannabis marketplace. The Rainbow Dreams brand captures the anything goes party vibe of the 1970s by offering an array of cannabis products, such as a line of vape carts with unique cannabis strains combined with all-natural flavors for a superior no-burn experience. Rainbow Dreams fills an important niche in the marketplace as a top shelf quality product line that is competitively priced.
- Sugar Stoned, which Grapefruit acquired in the winter of 2018, has always been a popular cannabis edibles brand which terminated operations when recreational cannabis became legal and required a license in California. Grapefruit purchased the Sugar Stoned brand in 2019 and it is now a Grapefruit portfolio brand consisting of a premium quality cannabis-infused gummy line with eight different flavors: blue raspberry, cherry, grape, peach, pineapple, sour apple, strawberry and watermelon. Grapefruit intends to expand the brand in the near future through the release of a variety of infused cookies.
Grapefruit Boulevard Investments Inc. (IGNG), closed Monday's trading session at $0.08, up 6.6667%, on 175,892 volume with 43 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 121,938 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.006095/$0.358999997.
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Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA)
Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA) was featured today in a publication from HempWireNews, examining how hemp became legal after the 2018 Farm Bill distinguished cannabis with minuscule levels of THC, less than 0.3%, giving farmers the green light to farm it under state and tribal programs. However, most states have different laws concerning hemp and its extracts.
Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTC: MCOA) (the “Company”) are pioneers in the cannabis industry going back to 2009 when Don Steinberg, MCOA’s CEO, founded the first marijuana company ever to trade on a U.S. stock market, Medical Marijuana Inc. Since then, Don and his partner, Charlie Larsen, have formed Global Hemp Group and Marijuana Company of America. They have experienced the shift of legislation first hand, not only for the legalization of marijuana but also the emerging hemp-based CBD products.
The CBD market is growing exponentially and consequently the founders of MCOA have constructed their business model around the development of industrial hemp-based CBD products. The industrial hemp plant can be used to produce products that are carbon neutral or even carbon negative. It is one of the longest, strongest natural fibers on earth, used as a building material that is free of mold, pesticide-resistant, and fire proof. Hemp has also been described as a “super food,” which provides additional business opportunities. No part of the plant is left unused and the Company’s overall strategy is to take advantage of every profit center from farm to the multiple valuable finished products.
The cannabis and hemp industries are experiencing unprecedented growth that is expected to continue for many years as these industries are now accepted globally and continue to mature and expand. North American consumers spent $6.7 billion on legal cannabis products in 2016, up 34% from 2015’s $5 billion. This trend is widely expected to explode at a 27% compounded annual growth rate to reach $22.6 billion by 2021, according to ArcView Market Research.
The company offers investors the opportunity to be on the forefront of cannabis and hemp innovation through cultivation, processing in the legal cannabis and industrial hemp sectors. The Company’s business model includes producing a diverse portfolio of synergistic business segments that provide value to its shareholders. Its vertically integrated business model and distribution platforms are positioned to capture market share by developing recognizable and valuable brands.
Under the MCOA umbrella, wholly owned subsidiary hempSMART™, Inc. is committed to bringing high quality CBD-based products to the market through its affiliate marketing program. Through hempSMART, MCOA’s strategic approach to the distribution of products is through a networking architecture geared to maintain customer loyalty and capture market share. The patent-pending product “hempSMART Brain,” is designed to revolutionize the safe and effective support of healthy brain function. The brand new product, HempSMART DROPS, is a full-spectrum CBD tincture formulated with hemp and fractionated coconut oils. The hempSMART marketing team has decades of experience, and is well positioned to take the hempSMART brand to a global audience.
Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA), closed Monday's trading session at $0.07, even for the day, on 448,634 volume with 199 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 463,846 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.023/$1.44000005.
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IONIC Brands Corp. (CSE: IONC) (OTC: IONKF)
IONIC Brands Corp. (CSE: IONC) (OTC: IONKF) was featured today in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. Patients should note that CBD and THC are not water soluble and that the cannabinoids mix well with fats and oils. For this reason, it is best to consume them along with a fatty meal. It is also important to note that cannabinoids are sensitive to light and oxygen; that is why weed is stored in dark bottles or shelves. It is recommended for patients to start with low doses and see how it affects the body before increasing the dosage; this method is referred to as dose titration. It is suitable for taking THC medication.
IONIC Brands Corp. (CSE: IONC) (OTC: IONKF) is a national cannabis holding company building a multistate portfolio of award-winning premium and luxury brands in the cannabis space. Established in 2015, IONIC Brands has demonstrated its ability to expand and operate multiple cannabis concentrate consumer brands in leading markets across the western United States, with current operations in Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada. The company continues to strategically expand nationwide to remain a leader of the highest-value segments in the cannabis market.
With a focus on quality, responsibility and respectability, IONIC’s product lines are pioneering the changing landscape of cannabis consumption. The company’s refinement practices are a result of a passionate commitment to craft the finest, small-batch cannabis oils and cannabis concentrates in the world – without glycols, glycerins or additives.
IONIC’s Certified Clean program verifies that every product leaving the company’s facilities meets or exceeds state mandates on pesticide testing. The testing is conducted by individually testing every batch which ensures and enhances trust and transparency. IONIC recently paired its Certified Clean program with Lucid Green Inc. and its revolutionary technology platform designed to provide vital safety information. Lucid Green’s technology provides a direct-to-consumer data platform, providing instant access to a library of product specific insights by simply scanning the package’s QR code with a smartphone camera.
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- IONIC, the company’s flagship recreational branded product, is a stylish and sophisticated premium vape pen line that has earned customer loyalty and a reputation as a consistent Top 10 vape brand in Washington state. IONIC’s immediate product line expansion plans include THC/CBD mixes, low-dose products, high-end edibles, CASK oil and device innovation.
- WW Agriculture cultivates cannabis outdoors on a 140-acre eastern Washington State farm capable of producing up to 100,000 pounds of cannabis for less than $0.10/gram.
- ZOOTS, a Washington-based edibles company, utilizes patent-protected ultra-clean CO2 extraction hardware to create proprietary formulations of refined cannabis oils and distillates. Through MedMen dispensaries, Zoots Edibles are currently available in Washington and Colorado and will soon be on shelves at dispensaries in Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania.
- Vuber Technologies hardware produces the best vaporization experience on the market.
- Vegas M Stick vaporizer pens are distributed to stores in Washington State with plans to expand to Oregon and Nevada.
- Vegas Valley Growers is a revenue-generating, vertically integrated operation in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a full complement of production, manufacturing and distribution licenses.
IONIC has also acquired two U.S. patents issued to Canna Café that are related to cannabinoid (CBD) infused coffee and CBD-infused coffee in a Keurig ® K-Cup ® Pod. An international patent is in process for cannabis-infused teas.
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IONIC Brands is led by an innovative product team, powerful sales organization and a world-class marketing group.
Chairman & CEO John Gorst has built and sold four different technology companies with market valuations in excess of $600 million. Gorst has been at the forefront of IONIC’s expansion and development into Washington state’s leading vaporizer brand.
Andrew Schell, President, Vice-Chairman & Co-Founder, has built several successful companies. Schell has an engineering background rounded in operations, strategy and corporate law, and most recently was CEO of a U.S. Department of Defense company specializing in military operations.
Christian Struzan, Chief Marketing Officer & Co-Founder, has over 30 years of experience in marketing and branding in the entertainment and consumer goods industries. Struzan founded an advertising agency which developed and executed marketing campaigns for feature films such as the Star Wars franchise, Fight Club, and the television series American Idol. He has also worked on global brands such as Guinness, Stella Artois and Beck’s.
Johnny Stange, Chief Revenue Officer, was formerly a director of sales for the southern California region for Treasury Wine Estates, a major wine wholesaler, where he grew and oversaw annual sales of $250 million. Stange is leading the charge in IONIC’s aggressive sales growth plans across multiple states.
In 2018, IONIC was voted one of the “Top 50 Companies to Work for in Cannabis” by MG Magazine, a publication serving cannabis industry professionals.
IONIC Brands Corp. (OTC: IONKF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.019, off by 5.00%, on 265,209 volume with 37 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 228,039 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.010999999/$0.634559988.
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Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD)
Sugarmade, Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) ("the Company") first became aware of certain unauthorized promotional activities concerning the Company's common stock, when it was provided by the OTC Markets Group, Inc.'s ("OTC Markets") Issuer Services division with examples of certain such unauthorized, third-party promotional activities.
Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), one of the largest publicly traded hydroponics supply companies moving into the industrial hemp space, is a product and brand marketing company investing in products and brands with disruptive potential. Sugarmade’s brands include: ZenHydro.com; CarryOutSupplies.com; and BudLife. Headquartered in Monrovia, California, a city within Los Angeles county, Sugarmade has various business operations in diverse marketplaces including packaging and paper goods for various industries, agricultural supplies.
Sugarmade has expanded into the European hydroponics supply market with a growing base of orders taken through Amazon UK. Over the past few financial quarters, Sugarmade has seen revenue growth patterns expand geographically. As recently as mid-2017, the majority of hydroponic-related revenue growth was seen from California and other West Coast marketplaces, however growth is becoming more geographically dispersed among U.S. states where legalization has eased restriction. This movement into the United Kingdom further expands the base of geographic growth areas for Sugarmade.
Sugarmade recently launched a new corporate initiative in the booming industrial hemp and CBD, committing up to $1 million in capital over the next 12 months to invest in Hempistry, Inc., a privately held Nevada corporation. Hempistry has begun planting an ultra-high cannabidiol (CBD) industrial hemp strain on a land option it holds on 23,000 acres of prime Kentucky farmland. The strain of industrial hemp being grown by Hempistry is ultra-rich in CBD but contains less than 0.3 percent of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. The U.S. hemp industry is expected to produce well over $1 billion in revenues in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate of 14 percent through 2022, according to the Hemp Business Journal.
Demand for industrial hemp and products derived from hemp is soaring, with no let-up in sight, which the company sees as a “tremendous opportunity to become a supplier to this fast-growing sector,” said Chairman and CEO Jimmy Chan, who is also an advisor and minority shareholder of Hempistry.
Sugarmade’s investment into the market for high-CBD hemp is expected to be highly accretive for common shareholders in two ways. First, Sugarmade’s investment will be in the form of common shares in Hempistry allowing Sugarmade common shareholders to possibly benefit from any future initial public offering of Hempistry. Second, Sugarmade is expected to sign a supply agreement with Hempistry for cultivation supplies, which would be additive to corporate revenues.
Sugarmade has also completed a master market agreement with industry leader BizRight Hydroponics, Inc., a leading marketer and manufacturer of cannabis and hydroponic growth supplies, which offers a range of hydroponics-related products including: HPS grow lights, electronic ballasts, HPS bulbs, nutrient mixes, environmental control products, pH measurement and calibration solutions and storage products. BizRight operates the ZenHydro.com website and other e-commerce properties and sells various products to distributors and retailers. BizRight is expected to produce in excess of $30 million in revenues during 2017, with substantial growth expected for 2018.
Sugarmade division CarryOutSupplies.com, the leader in paper and plastic take-out supplies, serves nationwide customers by offering a wide array of high quality products that are cost-efficient, custom-made and delivered on time. This business unit currently serves 2,000 quick service restaurants, garnering from 30-40 percent of the market share. Sugarmade plans to expand operations via the addition of market share and the introduction of new product offerings.
CEO Jimmy Chan is an experienced business executive instrumental in growing multiple business operations with a strong expertise in international trade and banking, and international manufacturing and importation. He is also the founder of CarryOutSupplies.com, a company that revolutionized the custom-printed paper supplies subsector of the quick service restaurant industry, which merged with Sugarmade in 2014.
Arman Tabatabaei serves as operations consultant, providing high-level, day-to-day strategic guidance and tactical operational supervision for all aspects of the corporation’s business. He is an expert at data collection and analysis relative to resource management, risk forecasting and profit and loss management.
Sugarmade specializes in growing and acquiring innovative brands to maximize value for company employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. Sugarmade believes its future is very bright as the company expands operations within the cultivation sector and rapidly increases its revenue base. 6
Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), closed Monday's trading session at $0.0114, off by 8.0645%, on 6,610,457 volume with 166 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 6,676,919 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0073/$0.104000002.
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Neutra Corp. (OTCQB: NTRR)
Neutra Corp. (OTC: NTRR) was featured today in a publication from CBDWire, examining how, although the 2018 Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp and its extracts, the sector lacks a much more comprehensive regulatory structure. This has resulted in an industry filled with thousands of untested products. It’s becoming more and more common to run into CBD, in topicals, soft drinks, desserts, and even alcohol.
Neutra Corp. (OTCQB: NTRR) is an early-stage research and development company bringing modern healthy living solutions to a multi-billion-dollar market. Cutting-edge technologies within the nutraceuticals, food and drug, and environmental purification sectors are creating a new kind of world culture – one where consumers are demanding access to products that promote health and stave off potential health dangers.
Neutra is concentrating on developing into a vertically integrated company able to cultivate, manufacture and distribute hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) products. Hemp-based CBD consumer products generated sales of up to $390 million in 2018 with projections pointing to a $3 billion market by 2022, according to the Hemp Business Journal.
Neutra’s new broadened scope, which includes the commercialization of newer, more effective products, aims to capitalize on this worldwide boom. Our company is seeking new and exciting opportunities that can accelerate Neutra’s mission to bring these products to a wider demographic. Our work reflects a renewed dedication to supporting a better body, environment and life for people around the globe.
- VIVIS – Neutra continues to expand its market presence in the rapidly growing hemp-derived CBD market and recently acquired VIVIS, an emerging retail brand of hemp-based health and nutritional products. VIVIS’ hemp-derived CBD products are third-party certified as contaminant-free and of consistent quality and potency. Consumers are increasingly looking for this certification when they buy hemp-based CBD products. With VIVIS as the new retail face of Neutra, the company is expecting greater interest in its expanding portfolio of branded products moving to market.
- J3 Holdings – The signing of a letter of intent to acquire J3 Holdings includes the company’s land and warehouse, as well as a license to cultivate hemp and refine it into usable forms. Neutra has concentrated its early efforts developing business networks and on developing hemp-based CBD products, including supplements and creams. The latest move will enable the company to grow its own hemp supply, giving it more control over the quality of its ingredients.
- Surface to Air Solutions is the North American distributor of a patent-pending, water-based solution known as Purteq, a green technology that works similar to photosynthesis.
- ZeroBlast uses a durable, non-toxic, anti-microbial solution to eliminate all contaminates and kill germs on contact for a period of up to 90 days.
Neutra president and CEO Sydney Jim provides strong executive leadership, a network of business contacts and experience implementing solid corporate strategy. Jim has a proven track record of adding value for public company shareholders. He founded Global Visionary Investments where operational support is provided to seven different companies and their subsidiaries. Jim was also the CEO of First Titan Energy, a microcap public company where he was responsible for restructuring the corporate structure, deal sourcing, and leading the company in mergers and acquisitions.
Dr. Scott Cherry is the company’s sports performance medical advisor. He is an energetic physician executive with a passionate focus on health, performance and prevention. Dr. Cherry received emergency medical technician training in the U.S. Navy, a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Florida State University, medical degree from Nova Southeastern University, and a master’s degree of public health from Uniformed Services University F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine. Dr. Cherry has honed his skills in a variety of medical and executive positions spanning the U.S. Army and Navy, several Fortune 500 corporations, and major health care facilities over the past 20 years.
Neutra Corp. (OTCQB: NTRR), closed Monday's trading session at $0.0006, off by 14.2857%, on 36,106,917 volume with 57 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 26,037,793 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0005/$0.063900001.
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