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Sensus Healthcare (SRTS)

MarketBeat, TradersPro, TraderPower, Zacks, QualityStocks, StockMarketWatch, InvestorPlace, Daily Trade Alert, Trades Of The Day, The Online Investor, StreetInsider, MarketClub Analysis and INO Market Report reported earlier on Sensus Healthcare (SRTS), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Sensus Healthcare Inc. (NASDAQ: SRTS) (FRA: 5TX) is a medical device firm that develops cost-effective, minimally invasive as well as non-invasive treatments for both non-oncological and oncological skin conditions, which have been proven to be highly effective.

Sensus Healthcare Inc. was founded by Stephen Cohen, Richard Golin, Kalman Gishman and Joseph C. Sardano in May 2010 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida. The company is a part of the Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing Industry and serves consumers from all over the world. Sensus Healthcare Inc.’s revenue is generated primarily in the United States.

The company uses a low-energy X-ray technology termed as SRT (superficial radiation therapy), which it incorporated into its treatment device portfolio. The devices include the SRT-100 Vision, the SRT-100+ and the SRT-100. Its superficial radiotherapy system is used by dermatologists and oncologists to offer patients who opt out of surgery an alternative way to treat squamous cell and basal cell skin cancer, as well as other skin conditions, like keloids. Sensus Healthcare Inc. also provides a professional skin care line, known as Sensus Skin Solutions.

Sensus Healthcare Inc. recently introduced its ScultpturaTM robotic radiation oncology system which offers brachytherapy and triple-modulated intraoperative radiotherapy to treat patients who are going through treatment for cancer in surgery or at the site of the tumor in an efficient and fast way.

The firm recently received a patent for its Sculptura system, which will allow for more ways to deliver radiation to treat all types of solid tumors. Sensus Healthcare Inc. enhances the quality of life of patients across the globe and with its latest design, may make it easier to treat cancerous tumors, which makes the potential demand of the product pretty high.

Sensus Healthcare (SRTS), closed Friday's trading session at $5.29, up 38.8451%, on 19,744,915 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 33,559 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.79/$5.45.

International Battery Metals (IBATF)

We reported earlier on International Battery Metals (IBATF), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

International Battery Metals Ltd (OTC: IBATF) (CNSX: IBAT) (FRA: 8RE) is a technology firm focused on the development of technologies for the extraction and processing of lithium from different sources.

The firm has its headquarters in Vancouver, Canada and was incorporated in 2010, on July 29thby John Burba. Prior to its name change in August 2017, the firm was known as Rheingold Exploration Corp. It operates as part of the other industrial metals and mining industry, under the basic materials sector. The firm primarily serves consumers in Canada.

The enterprise focuses on lithium brine extraction from salars and geothermal brines, as well as oil field brines for petro-lithium extraction projects. Its proprietary, breakthrough DLE technology yields a high-quality recovery of 95%, which is more than twice the industry average. The enterprise extracts lithium chloride (LiC1) from groundwater salt brine deposits and returning the same water to the subsurface aquifer from which it is extracted. It also develops and operates Mobile, Modular Direct Lithium Extraction (MDLE) technology at commercial scale with lithium brine. The enterprise has constructed and commissioned a Modular Direct Lithium Absorption Plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The plant is made up of roughly 35 skid-mounted modules and is designed to produce 5,738 tons (t) LiCl in solution per year, from a brine with a lithium concentration of 1,800 g/t Li.

The company recently announced the signing of a term sheet for deployment of its modular direct lithium extraction plant with a client in the western region of the United States. This may bring in additional revenues into the company while also extending its consumer reach.

International Battery Metals (IBATF), closed Friday's trading session at $1.2, up 18.0521%, on 196,778 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 14,629 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.504/$1.31.

Elutia Inc. (ELUT)

QualityStocks and MarketBeat reported earlier on Elutia Inc. (ELUT), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Elutia Inc. (NASDAQ: ELUT) is a commercial-stage biotechnology firm that is focused on the development and commercialization of drug-eluting biomatrix technology to enhance surgical outcomes.

The firm has its headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland and was incorporated in 2015, on August 6th by Charles Randal Mills and Kevin L. Rakin. Prior to its name change in September 2023, the firm was known as Aziyo Biologics Inc. It operates as part of the medical devices industry, under the healthcare sector. The firm serves consumers across the globe.

The enterprise operates through the Device Protection, Women’s Health, Cardiovascular and Orthobiologics segments. Its product portfolio is comprised of CanGaroo, ViBone, SimpliDerm, VasCure, OsteGro V, Fiber VBM, Tyke and ProxiCor. Its CanGaroo Envelope offering is used for the stabilization of implantable cardiac devices like defibrillators and pacemakers while its CanGaroo RM offering has been designed to deliver medicine directly to the surgical site. Its SimpliDerm Acellular Dermal Matrix offering is used primarily in breast reconstruction following mastectomy. These products are primarily sold to healthcare providers or commercial partners. In device protection, it sells biological envelopes that form a natural, systemically vascularized pocket for holding implanted electronic devices. In cardiovascular, the enterprise sells its specialized porcine small intestine submucosa (SIS ECM) for use as an intracardiac and vascular patch. It also sells human tissue products under contract manufacturing and other arrangements with corporate customers.

The company recently rebranded to reflect its strategic focus on drug eluting biomatrices, a move that may increase its visibility while also opening its up to new growth and investment opportunities.

Elutia Inc. (ELUT), closed Friday's trading session at $3.29, up 17.5%, on 57,999 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 11,957 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.1001/$4.1893.

Katapult Holdings (KPLT)

QualityStocks, Schaeffer's, FreeRealTime, Trades Of The Day, The Online Investor, MarketBeat, Daily Trade Alert and BUYINS.NET reported earlier on Katapult Holdings (KPLT), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Katapult Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: KPLT) is an e-commerce financial technology firm that is engaged in the provision of e-commerce point-of-sale lease-purchase options for non-prime customers and retailers.

The firm has its headquarters in Plano, Texas. Prior to its name change in February 2020, the firm was known as Cognical Holdings Inc., before which it was known as FinServ Acquisition Corp. It serves retailers and consumers across the United States.

The company manages a lease-purchase platform dubbed Katapult which offers alternative solutions for consumers and retailers. This end-to-end technology platform enables seamless integration with merchants and allows the company’s retail partners to expand their transactions and customer base. In addition to increasing sales and growing the revenue of its retail partners, its consumer-centric focus ensures tailored payment plans, transparent terms and quick application and approval processes. The company provides instant approvals of up to $3,500.

The enterprise provides its consumers challenged with accessing conventional financial products who seek to acquire everyday durable goods, with a transaction processing system having options for ownership and no long-term obligation. It offers its services to acquire the in-store or online purchases of musical instruments, furniture, appliances and electronics, among others.

The company recently reported its latest financial results which show increases in total revenue. The company’s CEO noted that the company is confident in its strategy to deliver value to its consumers and business partners and is now focused on expanding financial possibilities for its consumers, which will be good for the company’s growth.

Katapult Holdings (KPLT), closed Friday's trading session at $16.87, up 16.1046%, on 40,408 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1.037M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $8.26/$24.76.

Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras (EBR)

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Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras S.A. (NYSE: EBR) (FRA: L3XC) (BVMF: CLSC3) is an electric utility firm involved in generating, transmitting and commercializing electricity.

The firm has its headquarters in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and was incorporated in 1962, on June 11th by Getulio Dornelles Vargas. It operates as part of the utilities-renewable industry, under the utilities sector. The firm mainly serves consumers in Brazil.

The company, which does business as Eletrobras, operates through the Generation, Transmission, and Administration segments. The Generation segment refers to electric power generation from low greenhouse gas emissions sources like hydroelectric, thermal, solar, wind, and nuclear power plants, which make up about 97% of the company’s installed capacity. The company is one of the biggest generators of clean and renewable energy in the world and is primarily responsible for Brazil’s electricity matrix being the 2nd cleanest and most renewable globally. On the other hand, the Transmission segment focuses on the transmission of electric power in Brazil. The Administration segment represents the company's cash management, the management of the compulsory loan, and the management of business in SPEs, and others.

The enterprise, as of December 2023, owned and operated 44 hydroelectric plants with a total capacity of 42,293.5 megawatts (MW); five thermal plants, including gas and coal power generation units with a total installed capacity of 1,632 MW; and 2 nuclear power plants comprising Angra 2 with an installed capacity of 1350 MW and Angra 1 with an installed capacity of 657 MW. In addition to this, the enterprise owns and operates 68,300km of transmission lines. This represents about 40% of the total lines in Brazil.

The firm remains committed to bolstering its overall growth and creating shareholder value.

Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras (EBR), closed Friday's trading session at $7.3, off by 0.8152174%, on 1,140,976 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 35,906 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $6.45/$9.11.

DoubleDown Interactive (DDI)

InvestorBrandNetwork, QualityStocks, Zacks, MarketBeat and InvestorPlace reported earlier on DoubleDown Interactive (DDI), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

DoubleDown Interactive (NASDAQ: DDI), a leading developer and publisher of digital games on mobile and web-based platforms, will be spotlighted at the 19th annual Needham Technology, Media & Consumer Conference. The conference is scheduled for May 14–16. DoubleDown Interactive CFO Joe Sigrist will present during the three-day event; his presentation is slated to begin at 12:45 p.m. on May 16 and will be a virtual event. In addition, Sigrist will host virtual one-on-one and group meetings with institutional investors that day.

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About DoubleDown Interactive Co. Ltd.

DoubleDown Interactive is a leading developer and publisher of digital games on mobile and web-based platforms. The company is the creator of multiformat interactive entertainment experiences for casual players, bringing authentic Vegas entertainment to players around the world through an online social casino experience. DDI’s flagship social casino title, DoubleDown Casino, has been a fan-favorite game on leading social and mobile platforms for years, entertaining millions of players worldwide with a lineup of classic and modern games. Following its acquisition of SuprNation in October 2023, the company also operates three real-money iGaming sites in western Europe. For more information about this company, please visit

DoubleDown Interactive (DDI), closed Friday's trading session at $12.5, up 4.3841%, on 35,015 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 15.333M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $6.95/$15.96.

Canaan Inc. (CAN)

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The long-standing feud between former crypto giants concluded recently in a federal courtroom in Seattle, where Changpeng Zhao (CZ), the founder of Binance, received a four-month prison sentence. Contrastingly, Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX was sentenced to 25 years in prison a month earlier in Manhattan.

The ruling marked the end of a prolonged rivalry between Bankman-Fried and Zhao, both renowned figures in the $2.2 trillion cryptocurrency industry. Initially, the duo championed the potential of decentralized digital assets, envisioning a world where virtual coins would disrupt traditional financial systems.

Despite their advocacy, both Zhao and Bankman-Fried inadvertently reinforced the concerns of crypto skeptics. Bankman-Fried, aged 32, was found guilty of various charges including embezzlement from FTX’s clients. Zhao, aged 47, pleaded guilty to charges related to regulatory failures at Binance, stepping down as CEO in a multibillion-dollar settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Nonetheless, their contrasting sentences — Zhao’s four months versus Bankman-Fried’s 25 years — underscored their divergent paths in business and personal lives. Subtle nuances highlighted the differences between the two former CEOs. Bankman-Fried’s attachment to a stuffed animal named Manfred, which accompanied him worldwide, contrasted with Zhao’s more reserved demeanor.

Bankman-Fried’s colleagues speculated on the significance of Manfred, with some viewing it as a symbol of his emotional isolation. Bankman-Fried himself struggled socially, revealing an inability to experience pleasure or joy, according to his lawyers. In contrast, Zhao garnered support from his colleagues and family, who portrayed him as a dedicated father and a pillar of the community.

Their contrasting management styles were evident too. Zhao maintained tight control over Binance, while Bankman-Fried, managing FTX amid personal challenges, admitted to errors due to overwhelming circumstances. Their appearances and public personas also diverged, with Zhao maintaining a polished image while Bankman-Fried appeared more disheveled and unorthodox.

Furthermore, their approaches to public scrutiny differed. While CZ maintained privacy, Bankman-Fried engaged in a media campaign discussing the collapse of his crypto empire, a move that ultimately played into the case against him. in addition, during sentencing, Zhao expressed remorse, accepting responsibility for his actions, while Bankman-Fried’s lack of genuine remorse drew criticism from the judge. Bankman-Fried’s trial testimony, characterized by evasion and untruthfulness, further eroded his credibility.

Despite their disparities, both cases highlighted serious issues within the industry. Bankman-Fried’s fraudulent actions drained billions from FTX, while Zhao’s lax oversight at Binance led to regulatory violations and money-laundering allegations.

Looking ahead, FTX’s new leadership seeks to recover losses, while Bankman-Fried appeals his verdict. Meanwhile, Zhao aims to explore blockchain applications in biotech as Binance navigates legal challenges and regulatory scrutiny.

Industry companies such as Canaan Inc. (NASDAQ: CAN) will want to put the issues of FTX’s Bankman-Fried and Binance’s Zhao behind them so that all efforts can go toward growing the crypto space while avoiding the mistakes of the past.

Canaan Inc. (CAN), closed Friday's trading session at $0.9593, up 3.7418%, on 11,969,832 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 227,706 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.75/$3.50.

Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. (IIPR)

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is set to change the classification of cannabis. The proposal, pending review by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), acknowledges marijuana’s medical potential and implies that it is less prone to abuse compared to other certain drugs. However, it does not advocate for the complete legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes.

The move, disclosed by anonymous sources familiar with the matter, signals a major policy change for the DEA and a shift in U.S. drug policy. Once approved, the agency will invite public feedback on moving cannabis from Schedule I to III, aligning it with substances such as certain steroids and ketamine, as recommended by the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS). Following public commentary and administrative review, a final ruling will be issued.

In a statement, Xochitl Hinojosa, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) director of public affairs, confirmed the circulation of a proposal to reclassify cannabis, emphasizing the formal rulemaking process it would initiate upon publication by the Federal Register.

This development follows President Joseph Biden’s call for a federal cannabis law review in 2022, coupled with efforts to pardon numerous individuals convicted of minor cannabis possession charges. Further, the announcement, strategically timed for an election year, may bolster Biden’s support, especially among younger demographics.

Biden, alongside bipartisan lawmakers, has long since advocated for the DEA’s decision as public acceptance of cannabis grows, as reflected in a recent Gallup poll showing that 70% of American adults support legalization, a stark increase from 2000. Despite reclassification to Schedule III, cannabis would still be regulated and subject to federal laws. Critics argue against altering marijuana’s classification, fearing adverse effects, while proponents advocate for treating it as alcohol is treated.

While many states have moved ahead with cannabis legalization, federal reform has lagged. This has led to the rapid growth of the cannabis industry, estimated to be worth nearly $30 billion. Relaxing federal laws could alleviate the significant tax burden on businesses and facilitate research on marijuana, currently hindered by its Schedule I status. The immediate impact on the justice system might be limited, as federal prosecutions for simple possession are infrequent. However, loosening restrictions could have unintended consequences in the ongoing war on drugs.

Critics also highlight logistical challenges, such as the DEA’s capacity to regulate thousands of dispensaries currently in operation across the country. Additionally, the U.S. international obligations, particularly the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, pose a significant obstacle. Previous attempts to reschedule cannabis, citing international obligations, were denied during the Obama administration.

This anticipated reclassification could open up more opportunities not only for marijuana companies but also ancillary companies, such as Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. (NYSE: IIPR), that serve plant-touching businesses.

Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. (IIPR), closed Friday's trading session at $104.43, off by 0.3625608%, on 163,119 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is - and the stock's 52-week low/high is $65.16/$111.7116.

Intel Corp. (NTC)

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Andrew Maximov, a 12-year veteran of the computer gaming industry, still marvels at the loads of money spent to build some of the computer games now available. He reveals that while working for PlayStation, one project he worked on cost the company $220 million to produce. Marketing cost approximately double that sum, and Maximov says such huge budgets aren’t sustainable in the long-term for many companies. However, AI looks set to change this.

Maximov owns Promethean AI. The company intends to slash the cost of creating computer games and aims to automate most of the repetitive tasks that have been hamstringing game designers and keeping them from focusing on their core role of coming up with unique creative work. Promethean AI offers tools that allow game designers to play a leading role in the automation of their creations. This is possible because the AI tools learn from the developer and then automate what the system has learned.

Maximov says that rather than AI replacing humans, the technology will work alongside creatives during the game-development process. For example, an artist can enter a command in the AI tool, and the system will rummage through concept files before coming up with digital suggestions bringing to life the idea that the artist has in mind.

Maximov says this process often delivers surprising results, such as when a command was entered to construct a police station, and the AI placed a doughnut on each officer’s desk. Another time, an artist was surprised to see the AI putting socks underneath coffee tables; when the instructions were analyzed, it was found that the system had been instructed to create a bachelor apartment. The socks underneath the coffee table were the AI’s little detail that characterizes many bachelor apartments.

Inworld, a software company in California, is also doing its own work to bring AI into the computer-game-development world. CEO Kylan Gibbs says Inworld wants to enable developers to have bigger dreams than have ever been possible. AI will aid the process of storyline creation, so artists will have huge help in dreaming bigger.’s CEO Nick Walton adds that deploying AI will boost personalization of the games created. The worlds created will be dynamic and adaptive, which will make it possible for someone to play the same game multiple times and have a unique experience each time. Characters created with AI will also be able to perceive, sense and feel everything around them, which will make it possible to create realistic relationships during the gaming process.

It remains to be seen what impacts these AI capabilities will have on staffing requirements within the gaming industry.

With many entities engaged in the production of advanced processors targeting the AI industry, such as Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC), advances are likely to be seen in industries far-removed from computer gaming as a result of the growing realization of the transformative effects of these technologies.

Intel Corp. (NTC), closed Friday's trading session at $12.04, even for the day. The average volume for the last 3 months is 25.371M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $11.12/$13.75.

Riot Platforms Inc. (RIOT)

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In its Q1 2024 earnings report, Riot Platforms Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT), a mining company specializing in mining Bitcoin, revealed that its first quarter revenue was in excess of $79.3 million. This revenue increase is modest when compared to the earnings for the same quarter last year, which saw the company bag $73.2 million.

It should be noted that the growth in earnings came against the backdrop of reduced BTC mined. In Q1 2023, the company mined 2,115 BTC while the number dropped to 1,364 BTC in the just-ended quarter. Logically, one would expect revenue to drop if the itcoins mined have reduced by such a notable fraction.

However, the drop in coins mined was offset by a 131% rise in BTC’s price. This price hike more than compensated for the drop in yield by the mining activities. Per a company statement, difficulties in the Bitcoin network caused the reduction in Bitcoins mined during the quarter.

The company also revealed that it incurred costs amounting to $23,034 to mine a single BTC. Compared to the unit cost for the same BTC in Q1 2023 of only $9,438, the company saw a spike of approximately $13,500.

Credits for power curtailment earned Riot Platforms $5.1 million. This was higher than the $3.1 million the company earned in quarter one of last year. The company also availed data on the earnings for the different segments of the business, with myself-mining generating 94% ($74.6 million) of the revenues for the quarter while engineering brought in $4.7 million during the quarter. In comparison, myself-mining generated $48 million in the first quarter of last year while engineering raked in $16.7 million.

Jason Les, Riot Platforms CEO, commented that its $211.8 million net income for the quarter, coupled with a $0.82 earning for each share, set new records for the company’s quarterly results. He added that the EBITDA-adjusted earnings of $245.7 million also marked another Riot Platforms record. These numbers, Les asserted, rounded off the commendable financial performance Riot Platforms had registered.

The CEO noted that new mining machines had been installed at the company’s facility at Corsicana. The equipment had started hashing, and the business is on course to ramp up its hash rate to 31 EH/s before this year comes to an end. This mining capacity will be further boosted by 28 EH/s once an additional three mining machines are installed and start working. Once all these machines are operational, the overall hash rate will hit 41 EH/s.

All in all, the company looks set for a strong performance for the rest of this year and beyond.

Riot Platforms Inc. (RIOT), closed Friday's trading session at $9.2, off by 10.5058%, on 22,421,273 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 26.732M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $7.80/$20.65.

Lucid Motors (LCID)

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Cheap electric cars manufactured in China could make it difficult for U.S. carmakers to compete in markets outside the United States. Thanks to the 27.5% tariff levied on Chinese electric cars when they enter U.S. ports, China’s quickly expanding electric-vehicle industry has been unable to expand into the U.S. market.

However, while U.S. lawmakers have mostly kept Chinese electric vehicles from proliferating in the country, other major markets, specifically Europe, are seeing a major onslaught of electric cars manufactured in China. As Beijing has spent most of the past decade investing tens of billions of dollars’ worth of subsidies into its nascent EV industry, Chinese automakers can cut their production costs significantly and sell their electrified offerings at much lower prices compared to Western carmakers.

As a result, Chinese electric cars tend to be cheaper than EVs made in the west, with similar and sometimes superior quality technology, making them incredibly attractive to customers without lots of disposable income. For example, aspiring electric-vehicle owner Arvind Srinivasan is looking for an electric vehicle that costs less than $25,000. He says he would buy a Chinese EV due to their low cost, but his patriotic leanings push him toward supporting the tariff on Chinese cars or even banning them outright.

Although their affordability makes them popular among consumers, Chinese electric cars pose an existential threat to the U.S. auto industry and could potentially cost the country countless jobs while hampering the development of a domestic green-energy ecosystem. Additionally, with tensions between the U.S. and China are not showing signs of subsiding any time soon, the prospect of higher tariffs or even bans isn’t unfounded. But while Chinese electric vehicle companies have had little success in the U.S., they have seen major success in European markets and are already pressuring local carmakers, thanks to their low prices.

Srinivasan eventually settled on a Chevy Bolt that cost him $23,500 with a tax credit. He isn’t particularly impressed with the car but says it will have to do because it was the only option in his price range. Srinivasan says that although he’s not a big fan of large auto companies, Chinese automakers could swoop in and undercut America’s auto sector if the U.S. doesn’t support the largest players in the sector.

No American carmaker is selling an affordable electric car, and Kelley Blue Book puts the average price of electric cars in America at around $54,000, placing them out of the financial reach of most mainstream buyers.

China may be unable to enter the American auto market, but other automakers outside the country are scrambling to develop an affordable EV. These companies could achieve this before carmakers in the U.S. do. Once a cheap EV that isn’t subject to the same tariffs levied on Chinese cars hits the U.S. market, local automakers could be locked out of the EV market while it’s still in its infancy.

The onus is now upon U.S. manufacturers such as Lucid Motors (NASDAQ: LCID) to come up with mass-market versions of electric vehicles so that foreign companies don’t pull out the rug from under them in this sector.

Lucid Motors (LCID), closed Friday's trading session at $2.66, off by 1.4815%, on 19,355,348 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 33.92M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.29/$8.37.

Tilray Brands Inc. (TLRY)

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NACDL, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, has written a letter to the White House urging President Joseph Biden and his administration to decriminalize cannabis and also commute all sentences of individuals in prison over federal cannabis convictions. In their letter, the association says it is advocating for compassionate release, second chances and the immediate commuting of sentences of those having convictions for nonviolent cannabis offenses.

The letter written by NACDL was sent on the same day last week when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is reported to have made a decision to reclassify marijuana to Schedule III from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. The letter enumerates how many people continue to languish in federal correctional facilities for actions that have since been legalized in many states. Such incarceration imposes untold irreparable harms on families and individuals, the letter adds.

The group then highlights four examples of incarcerated individuals that they say deserve clemency and a second chance. These spotlighted individuals have sentences spanning several decades and yet the marijuana crimes they were convicted for didn’t involve any violence. The letter then pleads for the president to grant those four, as well as another set of 26 individuals, clemency as their clemency petitions have been awaiting the president’s attention and decision.

Michael Heiskell, NACDL president, revealed in a press release that it was commendable that the administration was reclassifying marijuana. However, he added that this step needed to be quickly followed by Congressional action legalizing marijuana and passing regulations under which retroactive sentence relief can be granted to incarcerated people serving federal cannabis crime sentences.

It should be remembered that President Biden has issued mass pardons targeting people in jail for possessing marijuana. However, his proclamations excluded those in jail for distributing or cultivating marijuana.

Toward the end of April, Biden also granted more than 12 people presidential clemency for drug-related offenses that were nonviolent. However, none of those released people had a conviction connected to marijuana.

The president and vice president have been actively promoting the actions taken to free people convicted for nonviolent cannabis offenses. For example, Kamala Harris stated during an event at the White House last month that no one should be jailed for smoking marijuana. Additionally, both Biden and Harris spoke at 4:20 p.m. touting their actions to reform marijuana policy. This was on the marijuana holiday (4/20) celebrated every April 20, 2024.

It looks like the Biden administration realizes how crucial federal cannabis policy may be during this election cycle and is doing everything to position itself positively before voters. Industry actors such as Tilray Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) (TSX: TLRY) hope that the recent interest shown by top federal leaders translates into concrete reforms, so that the industry can continue to grow unhindered by the regulatory hurdles which currently exist.

Tilray Brands Inc. (TLRY), closed Friday's trading session at $1.93, off by 2.5253%, on 14,859,514 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 220,024 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.50/$3.40.

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Energy and Water Development Corp. (OTCQB: EAWD)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlightFathom Energy and Water Development Corp. (OTCQB: EAWD) .

The U.S. National Stage patent application is part of the company's strategic initiative to secure its intellectual property on a global scale

EAWD is not just aiming to become integral to this expanding industry, but also to reassure stakeholders of its environmental responsibility and commitment to sustainability, tapping into the world's emerging markets

The patent revolutionizes water resource management by harnessing renewable energy to extract water directly from atmospheric humidity

The company aims to provide sustainable value to each project while generating revenue by selling its systems and licensing its technologies, along with associated engineering and project management services

Energy and Water Development (OTCQB: EAWD), a green-tech engineering solutions company focused on delivering water and energy to extreme environments, such as water sourcing independent from groundwater that doesn't require energy from the grid, recently announced the filing of its U.S. National Stage application under 35 USC 371, application number 18/688,661. This application is part of the company's strategic initiative to secure its intellectual property on a global scale. The application builds on the PCT/EP2021/074299 international application and aligns with filings in key markets, including Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia (

Energy and Water Development Corp. (OTCQB: EAWD) is a green-tech engineering solutions company focused on delivering water and energy to extreme environments. The company builds water and energy systems out of already existing, proven technologies, utilizing its patent-pending systems configuration and technical know-how to customize solutions to meet clients’ needs. To date, two water systems have been sold and deployed in Mexico and Germany, and the company is working to fulfill additional orders.

Using its patent-pending design, EAWD is working to build and operate off-grid EV charging stations in Germany. The company is a United Nations-accredited vendor and offers design, construction, maintenance and specialty consulting services to private companies, government entities and non-government organizations for the sustainable supply of energy and water.

EAWD focuses on three main aspects of the water and energy business: (1) generation, (2) supply and (3) maintenance. The green tech industry is constantly evolving due to ongoing and increasing water scarcity, as well as increased energy needs in the world. Therefore, the company believes that by designing sustainable and renewable solutions to these problems, EAWD will become an essential component of a rapidly growing industry with many new markets.

EAWD’s approach seeks to assist businesses with the growth and development of their general operations by ensuring the efficient, profitable and sustainable supply and generation of water and energy, allowing its potential customers to focus on their business while adopting strategies of sustainability.

By using the state-of-the-art technological solutions and technologies identified, designed and provided by EAWD and its collaborators, the company believes that its potential clients will be free to focus on the performance of their operations, as well as with the water and energy consumption or generation regulations within their industries.

EAWD is headquartered in Saint Petersburg, Florida, with operations in Germany and Mexico.


In view of the increased worldwide demand for water and energy, EAWD’s business goals are focused on self-sufficient energy-supplied water generation and green energy production. To accomplish this, the company set out to establish an outsourcing green tech platform to commercialize its state-of-the-art technologies while providing engineering and technical consultation services to design the most sustainable technological solutions that can provide water and energy.

The company has sought potential collaboration with green tech research and development centers in Europe and has established its operating subsidiaries in Hamburg, Germany, where EAWD has started to assemble its patent-pending innovative off-grid, self-sufficient energy supply atmosphere water generation (AWG) systems.

EAWD Deutschland and EAWD Logistik operate in Hamburg, Germany, to meet the increasing demands of water and energy generation projects around the world, as well as to operate the solar-powered EAWD Off-Grid EV Charging Stations, EAWD’s newest product.

The company expects to offer sustainable added value to each project it takes on, while generating revenue from the sale of EAWD Off-Grid AWG Systems, EAWD Off-Grid EV Charging Stations, EAWD Off-Grid Power Systems and EAWD Off-Grid Water Purification Systems; royalties from the commercialization of energy and water in certain cases; and licensing of its innovated technologies, along with its engineering, technical consulting and project management services.

EAWD continues to be a development stage company. It presently assembles its EAWD Off-Grid AWG Systems and EAWD Off-Grid EV Charging Stations at its workshop in Germany and outsources most of its engineering and technical services, as well as services relating to the promotion, sale and distribution of its products.

Market Opportunity

According to a report by Allied Market Research, a global market research, consulting and advisory firm, the worldwide green technology and sustainability market was valued at $10.32 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach a value of $74.64 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 21.9% during the forecast period.

A surge in environmental awareness and increasing concerns among organizations and individuals about climate change drive the growth of the market. Furthermore, an increase in consumer and industrial interest for the use of clean energy resources are among some of the major factors expected to boost growth of the market in the coming years, according to the report.

The expected rise in favorable government and private initiatives to tackle climate change and air pollution represent an opportunistic factor of the market. An increase in energy consumption and rise in greenhouse gas emissions are major factors that drive the development of green technology innovations, the report states.

Management Team

Irma Velazquez is CEO and Vice Chair at EAWD. She brings certified expertise in sustainable development and large-scale project management to the company. She formerly worked for United Nations agencies including the World Health Organization, Farmaciens Sans Frontieres, Red Cross and Crescent Societies, where she served in the positions of Information Technology Manager, Sustainable Development Manager, Programme Manager and Disaster and Crisis Management Coordinator. She has a master’s in sciences from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. She speaks French, English and Spanish.

Ralph Hofmeier is Chief Technology Officer and Chairman at EAWD. He brings a mechanical engineering background to the company and previously served as President of Powermax Energy & Business Solutions Inc. When that company merged with EAWD, he served as President and CEO of Directors of EAWD. Over the last 20 years, he has established and developed several multinational companies in green tech distribution and commercialization. He speaks German and English.

Energy and Water Development Corp. (OTCQB: EAWD), closed Friday's trading session at $0.052, up 4%, on 753,858 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 3,427 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0159/$0.12.

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Astrotech Corp. (NASDAQ: ASTC)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Astrotech Corp. (NASDAQ: ASTC).

A recent breakthrough in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology could potentially revolutionize earl- disease detection and make it easier for physicians to diagnose medical conditions earlier than they currently do. Researchers from Northeastern University have developed a screening technique that produces MRI images of significantly better quality compared to conventional MRI scans, opening the door to the creation of more superior means of diagnosing diseases such as cancer. When bioengineer and physicist Codi Gharagouzloo enrolled in Northeastern University's PhD program nearly 15 years ago, he dreamed of developing a cure for cancer and was convinced that nanoparticles could open up previously unexplored avenues for curing cancer. Nanoparticles are extremely tiny particles that can't be observed even with a microscope, and their use in the medical field is cumulatively referred to as nanomedicine. They gained popularity in the medical field during the mid-2000s as a growing number of researchers included nanomedicine, but they still don't play a notable role in current medical practices. He noted that his technology can diagnose anything from neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular diseases and kidney disease to cancer, multiple sclerosis and brain injuries.  The technology could even help physicians detect complex medical conditions up to decades before their symptoms begin to manifest, giving the medical industry one of the most effective tools for treating disease and saving lives it has ever seen. As more entities such as Astrotech Corp. (NASDAQ: ASTC) focus on revolutionizing disease detection, patients could have a better chance of experiencing the clinical outcomes they desire when starting treatment once a disease is detected early using the latest diagnostic tools from these companies.

Astrotech Corp. (NASDAQ: ASTC) is an instrumentation company that designs, manufactures and commercializes solutions. Its solutions include mass spectrometry, process controls, chemical detectors and medical disease detection.

The company was established in 1984 and, prior to 2009, was known as SPACEHAB Inc., a NASA contractor offering technology originally developed for NASA to monitor air quality on the International Space Station. When the Space Shuttle program ended, the company focused on its satellite processing and mass spectrometer instrumentation units and adopted the Astrotech name.

In 2014, Astrotech sold its satellite subsidiary to focus on its Astrotech Technology Inc. (ATi) mass spectrometry solutions, which offer a number of advantages over competing platforms. Notably, Astrotech’s ATi technology is ruggedized, rapid, simple to use and customizable, with hands-free calibration and tuning.

Between 2016 and 2019, the company secured U.S. patents for its technology and achieved European Union (ECAC) certification for the TRACER 1000™, the world’s first mass-spec Explosives Trace Detector (ETD) used in airports worldwide. Astrotech continues to innovate and add to its suite of products, including AgLAB-1000, a process control system, and the BreathTest 1000, a disease detection solution.

Astrotech is headquartered in Austin, Texas.


Astrotech Technologies Inc.

Astrotech Technologies Inc. (ATi) owns and licenses the platform mass spectrometry technology originally developed by 1st Detect. This technology is designed to be less expensive, smaller and easier to use than traditional mass spectrometers.

Unlike other technologies, ATi works under high vacuum, which eliminates competing molecules, yielding higher resolution and fewer false alarms. The company’s intellectual property includes 18 granted patents, along with extensive trade secrets.

ATi exclusively licenses the Astrotech Mass Spectrometer Technology to the three wholly owned subsidiaries of Astrotech.

1st Detect Corp.

1st Detect Corp. developed the TRACER 1000, the world’s first mass spectrometry-based explosives and narcotics trace detector. 1st Detect ETDs were developed for use at airports, cargo facilities and other secured locations and borders worldwide.

1st Detect’s commercial sales of the TRACER 1000 ETD, consumables and recurring maintenance services brought in $750,000 in total revenue during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2023. The Astrotech subsidiary recently secured two orders for a total of 24 Tracer 1000 units from two Romanian security and telecommunications companies, to be delivered during calendar 2023.

AgLAB Inc.

AgLAB Inc. is developing a series of mass spectrometers for use in the hemp and cannabis market, with an initial focus on optimizing yields in the distillation processes.

AgLAB, which uses the company’s proprietary AgLAB 1000-D2™ mass spectrometer, has been proven to improve distillation oil yields and bottom-line profits for hemp and cannabis producers. During field trials, AgLAB was able to improve ending-weight yields by an average of 24%.

BreathTech Corp.

BreathTech is developing the BreathTest-1000™, a breath analysis tool to screen for volatile organic compound (“VOC”) metabolites found in a person’s breath that could indicate they may have a compromised condition including but not limited to a bacterial or viral infection. The company believes that new tools to aid in the battle against COVID-19 and other diseases remain of the utmost importance to help more quickly identify that an infection may be present.

Market Opportunity

A report by Mordor Intelligence, a research and advisory firm, put the global mass spectrometry market at $6.37 billion in 2023. The market is forecast to grow to $8.63 billion by 2028, achieving a CAGR of 6.25% during the forecast period.

One of the major driving factors for the growth of the mass spectrometry market is technological advancements in mass spectrometer devices, the report states. Key market players are continuously working toward advancing their existing products and launching innovative and advanced mass spectrometer devices.

Another major factor that is expected to boost market growth is increasing research and development expenditure by both government and private entities, according to the report. Mass spectrometry devices are also being used in the detection and analysis of COVID-19 and other disease samples, which may have a positive impact on the market.

Management Team

The Astrotech leadership team includes management executives, as well as industry and technology experts. The company continues to actively expand its talent pool to meet evolving demands.

Thomas B. Pickens III is Chairman, CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Astrotech Corp. He also serves as CEO of Astrotech subsidiaries ATi, 1st Detect, AgLAB Inc. and BreathTech Corp. Previously, he was the founder and president of Beta Computer Systems Inc. and T.B. Pickens & Co. He was founder and general partner of Grace Pickens Acquisition Partners L.P and managing partner of Sumpter Partners. He also served as CEO of Catalyst Energy Corporation and United Thermal Corporation and as president of Golden Bear Corp., United Hydro Inc. and Slate Creek Corp. He received a B.A. in Economics, Computer Science and Engineering from Southern Methodist University.

Jaime Hinojosa, CPA, is CFO at Astrotech Corp. He joined the company in 2015 and has served as its Corporate Controller since 2019. His previous roles with the company include Director of Finance, from 2017 to 2019, and Assistant Controller, from 2015 to 2017. Prior to joining Astrotech, Mr. Hinojosa worked as an Accounting Manager for O’Reilly Auto Parts and gained public accounting experience as an Audit Manager at Burton McCumber & Cortez LLP.

Astrotech Corp. (NASDAQ: ASTC), closed Friday's trading session at $9.27, up 0.0798912%, on 1,688 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.12/$.

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Btab Ecommerce Group Inc. (OTC: BBTT)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlightFathom Btab Ecommerce Group Inc. (OTC: BBTT) .

Btab Ecommerce Group (OTC: BBTT), a next-generation e-commerce company with significant social impact, provides e-commerce and social commerce solutions to help small businesses excel in both online and offline environments. "The company's long-term plan is to be the world's largest product supplier for small businesses using e-commerce technology as a distribution tool," a recent article reads. "Some of its platform offerings include: Btab Commerce, which provides e-commerce management services to manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers in the Btab Network; Social3, a next-generation platform for all things social and commerce; Marketplace Australia, a social commerce site for all products and services in Australia; Aussie Markets, an online marketplace focusing on Australian-made products; Marketplace Deals, a social commerce site for products and services around the world; Chemist Deals, a social commerce site for health and beauty products; Global Manufacturers Network, a social commerce platform for manufacturers around the world; InterestPin, a social commerce platform for all products and services around the world; and Btab Domains, which offers domain name registration, hosting, email, SSL certificates, and website builder and related services."

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Btab Ecommerce Group Inc. (OTC: BBTT) is a next-generation e-commerce company with significant social impact. The company believes that every business deserves an equal opportunity to succeed in the modern retail market, so it provides e-commerce and social commerce solutions to help small businesses excel in both online and offline environments.

The company’s long-term plan is to become the world’s largest product supplier for small businesses using e-commerce technology as a distribution tool. Btab operates through its network in Australia, Asia, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Btab offers comprehensive solutions including product supply, commerce platforms for selling and marketing, physical showrooms that allow customers to touch and feel products, goods storage, marketing management, delivery and pick-up direction and after-sales support including arranging exchanges and returns. The company takes all of these concerns off of its clients’ plates, allowing them to focus on running successful retail businesses.

Btab supplies products to resellers, either from its own manufacturing facility or from third-party manufacturers and wholesalers. The company also connects resellers with manufacturers and wholesalers around the world, allowing them to access better deals and a greater product range by leveraging Btab’s buying power.

In February 2024, Btab and Integrated Wellness Acquisition Corp (NYSE: WEL), a special purpose acquisition company, announced their entry into a letter of intent providing for a proposed business combination that will result in Btab acquiring control of WEL. The transaction would value Btab at $250 million.

Btab is headquartered in Sydney and Perth, Australia, and the company is expanding its headquarters into the U.S.


Btab provides affordable ecommerce services and supplies technology and products to small businesses to allow them to compete in an underserved market segment. The company seeks to expand its reach into Europe and the Americas, where it intends to provide small businesses with products and services not currently commercially available to them.

Btab believes growth of the e-commerce segment in Asia alone will be significant well into the next decade and beyond as rising numbers of internet users take advantage of online shopping and increasing spending power. The company’s vision is to provide all small and medium businesses with an equal opportunity to improve using the same online technology that’s utilized by large multinationals.

Btab’s mission is to make online technology affordable to all small- and medium-sized businesses and use the Btab Network to assist as many businesses as possible to succeed. Some of its platform offerings include:

  • Btab Commerce provides ecommerce management services to manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers in the Btab Network.
  • Social3 is a next generation platform for all things social and commerce.
  • Marketplace Australia is a social commerce site for all products and services in Australia. It is a combination of a social platform, a products marketplace platform and an online stores platform.
  • Aussie Markets is an online marketplace focusing on Australian-made products.
  • Marketplace Deals is a social commerce site for products and services around the world. It is a combination of a social platform, a products marketplace platform and an online stores platform.
  • Chemist Deals is a social commerce site for health and beauty products. It is a combination of a social platform, a products marketplace and an online stores platform.
  • Global Manufacturers Network is a social commerce platform for manufacturers around the world.
  • InterestPin is a social commerce platform for all products and services around the world. It is also a tool to help users collect, organize and share all the beautiful things they find on the web.
  • Btab Domains offers domain name registration, hosting, email, SSL certificates, a website builder and related services.

Market Opportunity

A report from Mordor Intelligence, a global research and intelligence firm, estimates the worldwide e-commerce market at $8.8 trillion in 2024 and projects growth to $18.81 trillion by 2029, expanding at a CAGR of 15.8% during the forecast period.

Increasing global internet penetration and the continued growth of smartphone usage around the world are projected to positively impact market growth, according to the report. Other growth drivers include a trend toward established businesses and corporations moving retail operations online or upgrading online operations, the ease for retailers of using online marketing tools such as Google advertisements and Facebook ads and the ease of access for small- and medium-sized businesses to start up or expand online businesses, the report states.

Key Management Team

Binson Lau is, CEO and Director at Btab Ecommerce Group.

Ronald A. Woessner is the company’s Seniorr Vice President and General Counsel.

Btab Ecommerce Group Inc. (OTC: BBTT), closed Friday's trading session at $0.185, up 2.7778%, on 11,000 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.031/$0.745.

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Bebuzee Inc. (OTC: BBUZ)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlightFathom Bebuzee Inc. (OTC: BBUZ) .

Bebuzee (OTC: BBUZ) recently announced the development of its revolutionary super app, set to redefine social engagement and streaming services across Western markets. "With a focus on innovation and user-centric design, Bebuzee introduces an all-encompassing platform that combines the best of social networking, streaming and informational resources seamlessly integrated into one dynamic interface. The Bebuzee Super app is engineered to cater to its members' diverse interests and needs, offering a myriad of features designed to enhance their digital experiences. From video streaming to photo sharing, from messaging services to real estate searches, Bebuzee is a one-stop destination for entertainment, communication and information consumption. With a user-friendly interface and cutting-edge technology, Bebuzee empowers users to access a wide variety of content on any internet-connected device, making it the ultimate companion for the modern digital lifestyle," a recent article reads. "Bebuzee's dedication to delivering relevant, localized content sets it apart in an increasingly crowded digital landscape… While still developing, the super app promises a growing revolution in how users access and interact with content, offering a seamless experience across any internet-connected device… With its imminent transition to a more polished version in the coming months, Bebuzee aims to redefine the digital landscape by offering users unparalleled convenience and access to diverse content."

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Bebuzee Inc. (OTC: BBUZ), formerly Engage Mobility Inc., is a social platform and streaming service focused on development and deployment of America’s first superapp. The superapp will allow members to watch a wide variety of content, such as movies, series, documentaries and talk shows, on any internet-connected device.

Bebuzee’s technology scans the world’s news, features and information-flow to give its dedicated readers the best of the internet in one place – a one-stop platform for breaking news, interesting and important blogs, videos and photos.

The core features of the superapp include video streaming; photo sharing; Bebuzee Messaging service, which allows users to send text and voice messages and make voice and video calls; Shortbuz, used to make a variety of short-form entertaining videos; Blogbuz, a resource for people without time to scavenge the internet and other sources for news and information; Properbuz global real estate search; global tradesmen search; location reviews of neighborhoods, cities and even regions to help others find their ideal rental or real estate purchase; ShoppingBuz, a unique technology-driven e-commerce platform which gives merchants incredible tools to sell their products; Bebuzee Pay, a mobile payment and digital wallet service that allows users to make mobile payments and online transactions; TravelBuz, an online travel booking service; EventBuz, a ticket exchange and resale platform; and FlightBuz, a flight search engine.

The company is headquartered in Miami.

Introducing the Superapp to Western Markets

A superapp is a mobile phone app that offers a wide range of services within a single platform. This technology allows users to access various services without downloading and switching between multiple apps.

While superapps are popular in many parts of the world, including Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Russia, they have achieved little adoption in Western markets. Perhaps the most widely known superapp is WeChat, which is estimated to have as many as 1.24 billion users, mostly in China.

Bebuzee aims to be the first developer to introduce and grow to widespread popularity a superapp in the U.S. and Europe. It took a strong step toward achieving this goal during the COVID-19 pandemic, when Bebuzee’s user base surged by 78% with over 42 million new users.

Whereas most social platforms are generic and only local postings make them somewhat relevant to local communities, Bebuzee has localized its platform for most countries by providing local content, entertainment and information that is frequently updated and refreshed.

The company says the average age of its superapp users is 39, with female users making up 62.8% of its user base. Its monetization strategy includes sales of video advertising, sponsored posts, banner ads and premium listings, as well as promotion of featured brands and property listings.

Market Opportunity

A report from Allied Market Research, a global market research, consulting and advisory firm, estimated that the worldwide superapps market was valued at $58.6 billion in 2022. The report projects the market to expand to $722.4 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 28.9% for the forecast period.

The report identifies a few of the most popular superapps as Rappi in Latin America, Snapp in Iran, Line in Japan and Yandex Go in Russia and Kazakhstan.

Increasing adoption of mobile services and growing advancements in digital technologies are driving the growth of this market. In addition, a rise in government support for promoting the use of superapps is lending to expansion, according to the report.

Integration of blockchain technology in superapps is likewise anticipated to provide numerous opportunities for the expansion of the market during the forecast period, the report states.

Management Team

Joseph Onyero is Founder and CEO of Bebuzee. He has a background of managing multiple products from ideation to market launch and profitable monetization and has been building commercial web presences since 2005. He has worked as a Chief Marketing Officer and in business development. He previously owned and operated a travel and tourism company. He began in 2005 working on the concept and features that have evolved into the Bebuzee suite. He has grown Bebuzee from a living room start-up into a U.S. publicly traded company.

Claudia S. Spagnuolo is Chief Operating Officer at Bebuzee. She began with the company in 2014 as a user experience manager before being promoted to CMO in 2017. She previously worked as an assistant marketing director at the National Secretariat of the union CISL in Italy. Prior to that, she also worked as a researcher at the Complutense University of Madrid on issues of corporate management. She speaks three languages and holds a bachelor’s in political science and a master’s in administration from the University of Perugia in Italy.

Bebuzee Inc. (OTC: BBUZ), closed Friday's trading session at $0.125, up 26.1352%, on 112,190 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.01955/$0.359.

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Nutriband Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRB)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlightFathom Nutriband Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRB) .

Nutriband (NASDAQ: NTRB), a pharmaceutical company with a special focus on transdermal technologies, is featured in an upcoming interview on the RedChip Small Stocks, Big Money(TM) show. During the program, which is scheduled to air on Bloomberg TV this Saturday, May 11, at 7 p.m. ET, Gareth Sheridan, Founder and CEO of Nutriband, will provide a corporate update.

To access the interview, visit

To view the full press release, visit

Nutriband Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRB) is engaged in the development of a portfolio of transdermal pharmaceutical products. The company’s AVERSA™ technology can be incorporated into any transdermal patch and includes aversive agents to prevent abuse, diversion, misuse and accidental exposure to drugs with abuse potential, specifically opioids.

AVERSA technology has the potential to improve the safety profile of transdermal drugs susceptible to abuse, such as fentanyl, while making sure that these drugs remain accessible to patients who need them. The technology is covered by a broad intellectual property portfolio with patents granted in the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, Russia, Canada, Mexico and Australia.

The company’s business model is to apply its transdermal technology to existing FDA-approved drugs with a goal of improving safety, efficacy and patient comfort while qualifying for a limited-development regulatory pathway that reduces the number of clinical trials required for approval of new drugs.

Nutriband has three subsidiaries, including 4P Therapeutics, its clinical and regulatory subsidiary; Pocono Pharmaceutical, a contract manufacturer for a wide range of clients; and Active Intelligence, a developer of sports recovery products. This ownership of manufacturing and clinical development capabilities drastically reduces costs for AVERSA and other technologies.

In April 2024, Nutriband announced that the company had been engaged by and received a first order from Fit For Life Group, a major brand license holder. A fully executed supplier agreement is expected to follow. Nutriband’s wholly owned Active Intelligence subsidiary will act as manufacturer.

The company is headquartered in Orlando, Florida.


Nutriband’s lead product candidate is AVERSA Fentanyl, an abuse-deterrent fentanyl transdermal patch. The company announced in March 2024 that it will submit a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking approval to market AVERSA Fentanyl.

Nutriband has partnered with Kindeva Drug Delivery, a leading global contract development and manufacturing organization, to incorporate Nutriband’s AVERSA abuse-deterrent transdermal technology into Kindeva’s FDA-approved transdermal fentanyl patch system. Because Nutriband’s abuse-deterrent technology is incorporated into the fentanyl patch but is physically separate from and does not come in contact with the drug layer, the clinical trials typically needed to demonstrate safety and efficacy for a new drug formulation would not be required.

AVERSA Fentanyl has the potential to be the first and only abuse deterrent patch approved anywhere in the world. The company plans to seek an expedited review by the FDA, as has been granted for certain abuse-deterrent oral opioid products, which shortens the regulatory review period to six months from the conventional 10-month FDA review cycle for NDAs.

Nutriband’s AVERSA product development pipeline also includes abuse deterrent versions of currently approved and marketed transdermal patches containing buprenorphine, an opioid used to treat opioid use disorder, and methylphenidate, a central nervous system stimulant used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Both are labeled with FDA-required warnings for the risk of abuse and misuse, as well as warnings against accidental exposure.

Market Opportunity

Nutriband cites a market analysis report from Boston-based Health Advances, a healthcare and life sciences consulting firm. According to the report, upon FDA approval, AVERSA Fentanyl has the potential to reach peak annual sales of $200 million in the U.S.

The company further states that, should non-abuse-deterrent transdermal fentanyl products lose FDA marketing approval, AVERSA Fentanyl would have greater pricing flexibility and would have the potential to generate more than $500 million in annual revenue.

Management Team

Gareth Sheridan is Co-Founder and CEO of Nutriband. He was Ireland’s ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ in 2014 for establishing Nutriband. He has worked as a Business Mentor with 100 Minds, a social enterprise that brings together some of Ireland’s top college students and connects them with a cause to achieve large charitable goals. He received a B.Sc. in Business and Management from Dublin Institute of Technology.

Serguei Melnik is Co-Founder and President of Nutriband. He has been involved in general business consulting for companies in the U.S. financial markets and setting up legal and financial frameworks for operations of foreign companies in the U.S. He previously was the COO of Florida-based Asconi Corporation. He also was a lawyer in the Department of Foreign Affairs, JSC Bank “Inteprinzbanca,” in Chisinau, Moldova, and prior to that practiced law in Moldova. He is fluent in four languages.

Jeff Patrick, Pharm.D., is Chief Scientific Officer of Nutriband. He currently serves as Director of the Drug Development Institute at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. His prior roles included Global Vice President at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Inc.; and roles at Dyax, Myogen/Gilead, Actelion and Sanofi-Synthelabo Inc. He was a clinical pharmacist at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.

Gerald Goodman is CFO of Nutriband. He is a certified public accountant with his own firm, Gerald Goodman CPA. He also practiced with Madsen & Associates, CPAs, and was a partner in the accounting firm of Wiener, Goodman & Company. He is also a director of Lifestyle Medical Network Inc., which provides management services to healthcare providers. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Nutriband Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRB), closed Friday's trading session at $3.36, even for the day, on 12,178 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.53/$5.9274.

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SUIC Worldwide Holdings Ltd. (OTC: SUIC)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlightFathom SUIC Worldwide Holdings Ltd. (OTC: SUIC) .

SUIC Worldwide Holdings (OTC: SUIC), a provider of research and development, venture financing and investment for private and public companies, is working to bring reputable and distinguished overseas food product brands to the U.S. and around the world. "It is looking to integrate more successful chains to enter the U.S. chain and franchise market in all 50 states, all while replicating its successful multi-branding business model and teaming up with top U.S. real estate firms, shopping malls and associated groups for faster expansion. The company recently signed a brand corporation agreement with Taiwan's largest convenience store chain, 7-Eleven Group, for its Monga(C) Fried Chicken. The agreement opened the company to over 6,800 stores countrywide while potentially opening doors for more U.S. brands' cooperation and business expansion. It also demonstrated the company's growing competitive affiliations and its potential to become a leader in the food space," a recent article reads. "These latest co-branding partnerships represent an unprecedented prospect to promote our long-term growth. Leveraging SUIC's fast-growing competitive affiliations, we are committed to offer additional value to customers in different parts of the world," said Hank Wang, SUIC's CEO.

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SUIC Worldwide Holdings Ltd. (OTC: SUIC) provides research and development, venture financing and investment for private and public companies that develop products and services in the areas of Internet of Things, cloud computing, mobile payments, Big Data, blockchain, artificial intelligence and global franchising. The company seeks to enhance and streamline existing processes and establish new and exciting business models that will create revolutionary products and services.

SUIC is the largest shareholder and major operating partner of Beneway Holdings Group. The I.Hart Group, a subsidiary of Beneway, currently operates 150 global chain and franchised locations under a variety of brands. It is working on integrating more successful chains to enter the U.S. chain and franchise market in all 50 states. It is replicating its successful multi-branding business model and teaming up with top U.S. real estate firms, shopping malls and associated groups to expand and achieve its target of 750 chain and franchise locations in the near future.

The company is headquartered in Flushing, New York, with offices in San Francisco, Taiwan and Malaysia.


SUIC works with Beneway in several business ventures, with focus on the following:

  • Fintech – Through Boom Fintech, the major subsidiary of Beneway USA, the company holds nine revolutionary fintech patents. Boom Fintech integrates payment systems, electronic invoice devices, mobile cash registers, POS system devices and ERP, as well Big Data + AI and other services, to ALL-IN-ONE products that provide standardized intellectual property that’s modular to all industries, from chain department stores to night market vendors. Beneway Holdings Group connects borrowers and lenders, building strategic partnerships by bridging the various stakeholders to provide a holistic financial delivery ecosystem and to integrate advanced systems and finance its global merchants and franchisees.
  • Food Industry Supply Chain Integration – SUIC and Beneway will partner with international trade financiers to support the huge demand for raw material import/export between the U.S. and Asia. SUIC and Beneway are looking to raise funds from an IPO and the capital markets to support mergers and acquisitions of U.S. mid- and upper-stream food industry suppliers.
  • Global Chain and Franchise Expansion – Through I.Hart catering group, SUIC and Beneway are working to bring reputable and distinguished overseas food product brands to the U.S. and around the world. It is working on integrating more successful chains to enter the U.S. chain and franchise market in all 50 states. It is replicating its successful multi-branding business model and teaming up with top U.S. real estate firms, shopping malls and associated groups for faster expansion.
  • Other Supply Chain Integration – Beneway has identified several additional industries for future expansion, including medical and health care, high-tech digital AI systems, environmental protection and energy-related production.

Market Opportunity

An analysis by Growth Market Reports, a full-service market research and business consulting organization, estimated that the value of the global Asian food market was $437.15 billion in 2022. The market value is projected to reach approximately $805.08 billion by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of 7.1% during the forecast period.

Asian cuisine is well known for its diversity, with a wide range of flavors, ingredients and cooking techniques influenced by various factors such as climate, geography, history and cultural practices. The report states that Asian food outlets are expanding at a tremendous rate in the U.S. and Europe due to rising consumer demand. Demand is driven by various factors, including the growing interest in global authentic flavors and the nutritional benefits that Asian food offers. Consumers have become increasingly exploratory with their food choices, according to the report.

McKinsey Consultants estimate that, by 2025, the global supply chain financial market will reach $20 trillion. At present, 60% of the global participants are small and medium-sized retail companies, representing the target customers of SUIC and its subsidiary. Recent Juniper Research shows that global digital commerce transaction value will also pass $20 trillion by 2027.

Management Team

Hank Wang is CEO of SUIC. Since 2018, he has served as CEO of the I.Hart Group. Prior to joining I.Hart, he was Secretary General of Taiwan Quantitative Hedging Development Association. He graduated from Tamkang University in Taiwan with a Bachelor of Finance degree.

Elena Lin is associate CFO of SUIC. She previously served as CEO of Monga Chicken. In 2015, she was recognized as one of Taiwan’s Top 100 Managers of the Year. She holds a master’s degree from the Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism’s Institute of Food Culture and Catering Innovation in Taiwan.

Elton Han is associate CTO of SUIC. He is also currently Director of Food and Beverage Development for the I.Hart Group. He also holds a position with the Taiwan International Young Chefs Association. He previously served as Executive Chef of Hanbilou, Huashan Guanzhi, Daye Group.

SUIC Worldwide Holdings Ltd. (OTC: SUIC), closed Friday's trading session at $1.74, even for the day, on 41 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.95/$3.00.

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Astiva Health

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Astiva Health

Patient engagement can lead to reduced hospitalizations as well as improved effectiveness, efficiency, quality of health services, quality of life and responsiveness

Healthcare industry players should address patient engagement as an imperative strategy

Astiva Health recognizes that successful treatment outcomes are largely dependent on the patient, with 90% of treatment success attributed to patient involvement

Growing research shows that patient engagement ("PE") can have a significant impact on the outcome of a patient's treatment. Recognizing that, Astiva Health is leading the way in offering a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug ("MAPD") health plan committed to reshaping the landscape of personalized and comprehensive healthcare by involving patients more completely in their own treatment.

Astiva Health is a dynamic and innovative Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) health plan committed to reshaping the landscape of personalized and comprehensive healthcare. The company offers full medical, drugs, and supplemental benefits for Medicare enrollees, currently serving counties in California, including Orange, San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino. This broad coverage reflects Astiva Health’s dedication to reaching a diverse demographic and addressing the healthcare needs of individuals across Southern California.

Astiva Health primarily serves a heretofore underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander population, which positions it in a critical and expanding market segment and offers substantial growth potential. The company recognizes the diverse needs within its served communities and strives to bridge healthcare gaps through proactive and culturally responsive solutions.

Astiva Health cares about its members and works to establish lifelong relationships with them by providing a tailored approach to healthcare, offering multilingual solutions for customer service, marketing materials and educational resources. Health is an essential key to living a good life, and Astiva Health makes it a priority to help members love the life they live.

The company’s mission is to deliver an unparalleled level of quality care to its members. Astiva Health’s Medicare Advantage plans provide lower costs and additional benefits beyond original Medicare coverage.

Founded in southern California, Astiva Health has strategically positioned itself in a region with a dynamic and diverse population. The organization’s extensive network and culturally responsive approach to healthcare make it well-suited to cater to the needs of the local community, creating a competitive advantage in the market.

The company is based in Orange, California.

Healthcare Model

Astiva Health is not just another health plan. The company considers the uniqueness of its members and, therefore, the means for delivering quality care to each one. To best serve its members, Astiva Health has developed one of the most diverse networks in southern California, offering a selection of medical, drugs, and supplemental benefits including dental, acupuncture, vision and hearing plans tailored to the specialized needs of individual members.

The company’s health plans provide increasing levels of benefits to members in the counties it serves. Astiva Health’s Customer Care Support and representatives are available to assist members with any issues.

The organization’s proactive approach to overcoming language barriers for the Vietnamese communities demonstrates a commitment to inclusivity and enhances accessibility – a key factor for future growth. The successful implementation of strategies for the Vietnamese community sets a precedent for Astiva Health’s ability to adapt and apply similar approaches to serve other ethnic groups in future expansions, broadening the potential impact of its services.

The company provides members access to experienced and dedicated providers and local pharmacies that work together with each member to pave a pathway toward better health. The company’s online directory provides members with a comprehensive list of providers to fit their specialized needs.

Astiva Health collaborates with a variety of partners who offer supplemental benefits to members beyond Medicare. Those benefits include transportation, vision, dental, hearing, fitness, tele-health, acupuncture and chiropractic. Astiva’s forward-thinking strategy not only fulfills a critical societal need but also ensures sustainable growth and transformative impact across diverse communities.

Market Opportunity

Medicare Advantage plans, since their establishment in 2008 as a lower-cost alternative for Medicare enrollees looking to save on monthly premiums, have been one of the fastest growing segments of the health insurance market.

According to a report by healthcare consultant Charts, nearly 31 million beneficiaries are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan in 2023, accounting for more than 48% of the total Medicare market. That represents 9.6% enrollment growth over 2022 totals, and the pace of growth is likely to continue, according to the Charts report.
Startup Medicare Advantage plans, a sector that includes Astiva Health, grew even faster for 2023, at a rate of 22% over 2022 totals.

Management Team

Dr. Tri T. Nguyen is co-founder and CEO of Astiva Health. He is a graduate of Stanford Medical School and is a board-certified expert in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. As founder, CEO and owner/operator of Avanta IPA, he is a committed leader in healthcare. His visionary leadership, hands-on experience and deep industry knowledge uniquely position him to guide Astiva to success.

Chi Luong is CFO at Astiva Health. She founded and operates HADD Group LLC, a company managing medical clinic services, including business contracting, finance, staffing and ancillary support for several medical clinics in San Diego. She is responsible for the expansion and daily operation of the business functions of the medical clinics managed by HADD Group, and she has extensive knowledge and experience in healthcare business development.

Viet Tran has over 30 years of experience in engineering research, development and management. He has made numerous contributions to national network security and technology. He led the initial Naval Interoperability Profiles that set a solid foundation for future naval airborne network development. He also led a team of 50 engineers, doctorates and scientists delivering an airborne network system for the Navy’s first carrier-based unmanned aircraft. As Astiva Health’s Chief Operating and Technology Officer, member satisfaction has been his top priority. He is committed to protecting valuable data for Astiva members and providers. He constantly strives for leaner and more effective operations.

Tyler Diep is Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Provider Relations at Astiva Health. His responsibilities include handling special projects for the board of directors, as well as overseeing the sales, marketing and provider relations department. During his tenure, he tripled the membership of Astiva Health. He previously served as councilman and vice mayor of the City of Westminster, California. He immigrated to the U.S. with his parents and graduated from San Diego State with a bachelor’s degree in public administration.

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Mullen Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ: MULN)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Mullen Automotive Inc. (MULN).

Microsoft Corporation has signed a landmark deal with Brookfield Asset Management that will grant the software giant access to more than 10.5% of green energy to power its cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) services. The $10 billion, five-year framework is reportedly almost eight times bigger than the largest corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) ever signed. Brookfield Asset Management will develop the green-energy capacity through its subsidiary Brookfield Renewable Partners in the U.S. and Europe from 2026 to 2030 to help Microsoft support surging demand for cloud and AI services using renewable energy. The agreement will go a long way toward helping the U.S.-based software giant cut carbon emissions and decarbonize operations as it ramps up its artificial-intelligence and cloud-services product lines. It will also help Microsoft achieve the goal of powering all its data centers and buildings worldwide with 100% green energy by 2025 and 100% of its energy purchases consisting of renewables by 2030. This would mostly be in line with U.S. plans to develop a domestic green-energy ecosystem that isn't reliant on Chinese imports. China is currently the largest green-energy infrastructure exporter on the globe, and its companies develop most of the world's solar panels and electric-vehicle batteries. When major corporations such as Microsoft switch to renewables to power their operations, the next logical step may be to electrify their fleets with models from manufacturers such as Mullen Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ: MULN) in a move that could further cut the emissions of those companies.

Mullen Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ: MULN) is a Southern California-based automotive company that owns and partners with several synergistic businesses working toward the unified goal of creating clean and scalable energy solutions. Mullen has evolved over the past decade in sync with consumers and technology trends. Today, the company is working diligently to provide exciting EV options built entirely in the United States and made to fit perfectly into the American consumer’s life. Mullen strives to make EVs more accessible than ever by building an end-to-end ecosystem that takes care of all aspects of EV ownership.

Commencement of Trading on Nasdaq

On November 5, 2021, Mullen announced its commencement of trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market.

“Today is a monumental day for Mullen Automotive. I am especially proud of our team, investors and all who have believed in Mullen and taken us to this point as a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq Capital Market,” David Michery, CEO and Chairman of Mullen Automotive, stated in the news release. “Trading on Nasdaq now opens us up to new investors, both institutional and retail shareholders, and broadens our awareness and company profile, while increasing awareness of Mullen and our technology platform and opening new opportunities in EV and beyond. The road ahead has never been brighter for Mullen, and I am proud to lead us into the future.”

The milestone came in the wake of the company’s stock-for-stock merger with Net Element Inc.

The Mullen FIVE

The Mullen FIVE EV Crossover, debuting at the Los Angeles International Auto Show (LAIAS) on November 17, 2021, embodies Mullen’s Southern California roots with an inspired design focused on two complementary Golden State themes – California landscape and California urban.

The FIVE is built on an EV Crossover skateboard platform that offers multiple powertrain configurations and trim levels in a svelte design that is Strikingly Different™ and exciting to experience in person.

Prior to the start of LAIAS, the Mullen FIVE was selected as a finalist by the LA Auto Show for Top EV SUV in the ZEVA “People’s Choice” Awards.

LAIAS provides Mullen an opportunity to display multiple variants of the FIVE model while also showcasing its powertrain, battery and charging technology. The company intends to bring the FIVE to market in 2024, and reservations are currently open here.

Mullen’s development portfolio also includes EV Fleet Vans, which it intends to bring to market in Q2 2022, and the pure electric, high performance Mullen DragonFLY.

Expansion of Manufacturing Capacity

On November 2, 2021, Mullen announced plans to expand its facility in Robinsonville, Mississippi.

Mullen’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Facility (AMEC) currently occupies 124,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The total available land on the property is over 100 acres, and Mullen is moving ahead with plans to build out another 1.2 million square feet of manufacturing space to support class 1 and class 2 EV cargo vans and the Mullen FIVE EV Crossover.

On the expanded site, Mullen plans to build a body shop, a fully automated paint shop and a general assembly shop.

EV Market Outlook

The global EV market was reported to consist of 3,269,671 units in 2019, a figure that is expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.1% through 2030 to a total of 26,951,318 units worldwide. This market’s monetary value was estimated at $162.34 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 22.6%, resulting in an approximate value of $802.81 billion by 2027. The primary driver for this exponential growth is a worldwide increase in vehicle emissions regulations.

Management Team

David Michery is the CEO and Founder of Mullen and has been leading the company and its divisions since inception in 2014. With over 25 years of executive management, marketing, distressed assets, and business restructuring experience, Mr. Michery brings a wealth of relevant knowledge and expertise to the Mullen brand. He has notably created 12 trademarks so far to develop the company brand and vision.

Mr. Michery is working toward a sustainable future accessible to all by creating a suite of clean-energy electric vehicles at varied price points. With entirely U.S.-based manufacturing and operations, he is also determined to have Mullen Technologies play a role in shaping a self-sustaining local economy by creating more jobs in America.

Mr. Michery manages risks and company expectations as a pathway to success and has personally overseen several businesses that totaled over $1 billion in transactions. His key strength is the ability to be fiscally responsible and lead teams to complete projects on time and within budget. As a seasoned professional in this space, Mr. Michery has demonstrated skill in building businesses from the ground up and into successful entities that subsequently sold for hundreds of millions of dollars.

Mullen Automotive Inc. (MULN), closed Friday's trading session at $6.09, off by 4.8438%, on 4,771,798 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.3565/$1341.00.

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HeartBeam Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT)

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

HeartBeam (NASDAQ: BEAT), a medical technology company focused on transforming cardiac care through the power of personalized insights, is reporting on its financial and operational results for first quarter 2024, for the period ended March 31, 2024. Highlights of the report include the 510(k) submission for BEAT's AIMIGo(TM) system for review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA"); presubmission meetings being held with the FDA in preparation to submit a second 510(k) for BEAT's 12-lead synthesis software; beginning patient enrollment for a study designed to demonstrate the similarity between the synthesized 12-lead ECG and a standard 12-lead ECG; the presentation of key data at the European Heart Rhythm Association ("EHRA") conference; and receiving two new patents on ambulatory VECG technology from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Notable financial numbers from the report include R&D expenses for the quarter totaled $2.4 million, compared to $1.7 million for Q1 2023; general and administrative expenses for the quarter totaled $2.4 million compared to $2.5 million for Q1 2023; net loss for the quarter was $4.6 million; and cash and cash equivalents totaled $12.6 million as of March 31, 2024. "In the first quarter we remained on track with expected regulatory and clinical milestones for the AIMIGo 3D VECG technology platform, and in tandem advanced developments related to the use of artificial intelligence (‘AI') applied to our VECG technology," said HeartBeam founder and CEO Branislav Vajdic, PhD, in the press release. "Following the FDA 510(k) submission for the AIMIGo VECG system, we currently anticipate clearance by the end of Q2 2024, and a limited launch of AIMIGo by the end of 2024. . . . In April we presented positive new data for our deep learning algorithm, HeartBeam AI, at the EHRA conference. The study shows that HeartBeam AI combined with VCG delivers equivalent performance to a 12-lead ECG and greatly improves detection of atrial flutter over a single-lead ECG. We believe this presents an opportunity for a VCG-based algorithm that offers arrhythmia detection capabilities beyond what is available today and to make it easier to obtain a 12-lead ECG."

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HeartBeam Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) is a cardiac technology company that has developed the first and only 3D-vector 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) platform for heart attack detection anytime, anywhere. The company’s proprietary ECG telehealth technology aims to redefine the way high risk cardiovascular patients are diagnosed in ambulatory and acute care settings. HeartBeam’s initial focus is on providing diagnostic data to help physicians with care management of patients with cardiovascular disease.

In August 2022, HeartBeam announced that it submitted its HeartBeam AIMI™ software for approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). HeartBeam AIMI is a platform technology to improve the speed and accuracy of heart attack detection in acute care settings. The company expects FDA approval by the end of 2022, and a full commercial roll-out of HeartBeam AIMI is targeted for Q1 2023.

HeartBeam sees submission of its first product based on its platform technology as an important milestone toward commercialization, which underscores the company’s continued progress toward making the HeartBeam AIMI platform widely available to help emergency department physicians quickly and accurately identify a heart attack.

While the FDA conducts its regulatory review, HeartBeam will focus on executing key components of its commercialization plan and subscription revenue model. It will also continue to engage in discussions with strategic institutions, including academic centers, regional healthcare systems and regional community hospital systems that can utilize HeartBeam products.

The company is based in Santa Clara, California.


HeartBeam’s development portfolio includes two products:

  • HeartBeam AIMI is software that provides a 3D comparison of baseline and symptomatic 12-lead ECG to more accurately identify a heart attack in acute care settings and, as noted above, has been submitted for FDA approval; and
  • HeartBeam AIMIGo™, the first and only credit card-sized 12-lead output ECG device coupled with a smartphone app and cloud-based diagnostic software system for remote heart attack detection.

HeartBeam is developing AIMIGo, a medical-grade detection and monitoring technology for use in remote heart attack detection, thereby allowing physicians to diagnose a patient’s heart attack as it occurs, even if the patient is not at a medical facility. The company’s system, once approved by the FDA, can be used by patients at home or almost anywhere and anytime to help their physicians assess whether chest pain is the result of a heart attack or another cause. While approximately 82% of chest pain ED visits are unnecessary, patients delay approximately 3 to 4 hours after symptoms begin, increasing mortality rates by 40%. The company’s goal is to shorten the time to treatment outside of the medical facility to improve patients’ well-being.

HeartBeam’s AIMIGo is a powerful, portable and easy-to-use prescription-based product. It comprises a smartphone app, a credit card-sized ECG device placed on a patient’s chest, the HeartBeam cloud platform, and a digital portal for the physician to view ECG results and direct patient action. For the first time outside of a medical setting, HeartBeam AIMIGo enables patients and their clinicians to determine if symptoms are due to a heart attack, quickly and easily, so care can be expedited, if needed.

Pending FDA clearance, AIMIGo is initially intended to be available by prescription, and is reimbursable under existing remote patient monitoring codes (RPM codes). This provides a new revenue stream to physicians who before did not have a way to monitor these high-risk patients. The RPM codes provide a monthly reoccurring revenue stream to the company, as well. On average, at current reimbursement rates, the practice will receive $1,300+ per year per patient they monitor, and the company will receive $600 per year per patient from this RPM reimbursement.

Market Overview

Adoption rates of telehealth services increased dramatically in recent years, with the COVID-19 pandemic serving as a major driver of growth. Among the areas seeing the greatest expansion are cardiology, radiology, behavioral health and online consultation.

Encouraging this growth, governments are actively developing new policies and reimbursement guidelines to promote the use of digital health platforms. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), for example, has recently expanded reimbursement for telehealth services. U.S. market growth is also being driven by the rising prevalence of chronic conditions and the growing geriatric population.

Remote heart attack detection is a previously unsolved problem with a massive and underserved market that is several times larger than the $2 billion total addressable market (TAM) in the U.S. for ECG cardiac arrhythmia monitoring.

Approximately 8 million Americans have suffered at least one heart attack, and a total of 18 million have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease (CAD). Based on these figures, HeartBeam projects a total addressable U.S. market TAM valued at $10 billion annually for its AIMIGo solution for remote heart attack monitoring of CAD.

Management Team

Branislav Vajdic, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and Founder of HeartBeam, Inc, combines over 30 years of experience in technology development and senior management positions. Dr. Vajdic has been deeply involved with the development of HeartBeam’s technology to fit his vision for the company. Prior to HeartBeam, from 2007 to 2010, Dr. Vajdic was CEO and Founder of NewCardio, a publicly traded company in the cardiovascular devices space. From 1984 to 2007, Dr. Vajdic was at Intel, where he held various senior management position. At Intel, Dr. Vajdic was the designer of first Flash memory and two key inventions that enabled Flash as a product and led engineering groups responsible for Pentium 1 through Pentium 4 designs. Dr. Vajdic was awarded two Intel Achievement Awards, the highest level of award for outstanding contributions to Intel. Dr. Vajdic is author of numerous patents and publications in the fields of cardiovascular devices, as well as chip design. Dr. Vajdic holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Jon Hunt, Ph.D., has over 35 years’ experience in the medical/medical device industry with extensive domestic and international experience in general management, clinical/regulatory, sales and marketing. He also has diverse experience in Fortune 500 companies, as well as start-up environments. Dr. Hunt was the Vice President of Clinical Science and Technology, Medical Device Innovation Consortium, from July 2019 to July 2021, and Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, Cryterion Medical from January 2018 to June 2019 (acquired by Boston Scientific Corporation in July 2018 for $202M). Dr. Hunt was the Founding President and CEO of Bardy Diagnostics, Inc. from October 2013 to November 2017 (acquired by Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.). Prior to joining Bardy Diagnostics, Dr. Hunt spent the previous 11 years as the Vice President of Clinical & Regulatory Affairs with Cameron Health, Inc. (acquired by Boston Scientific Corporation). Dr. Hunt spent the previous 10 years with Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc., St. Jude Medical and Cardiac Pathways Corporation. Dr. Hunt began his career with Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (now Boston Scientific Corporation) as the Director of Clinical Programs. He subsequently held positions at St. Jude Medical in Clinical Affairs and as the Business Unit Director for the Cardiac Rhythm Management division for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. At Cardiac Pathways Corporation, Dr. Hunt held various executive positions as Vice President of International Sales and Marketing and Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing (acquired by Boston Scientific Corporation). Dr. Hunt received his Ph.D. in Motor Control from The Pennsylvania State University, his Master’s from California State University, Long Beach and his undergraduate degree from Keele University in the United Kingdom.

Rick Brounstein, HeartBeam’s Chief Financial Officer, combines over 30 years of experience in health technology senior management. Since 2017, Mr. Brounstein has been and is currently a partner of Hardesty, LLC, a financial services firm, and Mr. Brounstein is currently a managing director of CTRLCFO, LLC, a firm Mr. Brounstein founded in 2016 to support funded start-ups in life science and technology. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Brounstein was Chief Financial Officer of NewCardio, Inc., a microcap public company in the cardiology space, and, over his career, he has been with nine other companies in life science or technology, holding positions including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Treasurer and Accounting Manager. From June 2001 through November 2007, Mr. Brounstein held several positions at Calypte Biomedical Corporation, a publicly traded medical device company, including Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. In January 2007, Mr. Brounstein was appointed as the National Member Representative for the 2007 COSO Monitoring Project, which published new guidelines for monitoring internal financial controls in February 2009; Mr. Brounstein subsequently was a member of the FEI task force that issued the updated COSO Internal Control Framework in 2013. In March 2005, Mr. Brounstein was appointed to the SEC Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies. Mr. Brounstein earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification while working at Arthur Andersen LLP, formerly a public accounting firm. Mr. Brounstein holds a B.A. in accounting and an M.B.A. in finance, both from Michigan State University.

Ken Persen, HeartBeam’s Chief Technology Officer, combines over 28 years of experience in the medical device and digital health industries in engineering and senior management positions. Mr. Persen has been involved in several companies in Cardiac Rhythm Management, holding positions including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President and Director of Engineering. Since 2016 and prior to joining HeartBeam, Mr. Persen was the Chief Technology Officer at LIVMOR, Inc., a digital health company. In addition, from 2016 through November 2021, he was also Chief Executive Officer of LIVMOR. Prior roles included Director of Engineering at Cameron Health (acquired by Boston Scientific), a late-stage medical device start up, and engineering and management positions at Guidant Corp. (acquired by Boston Scientific), a large medical device manufacturer. He has an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota, Duluth, with a BA in Computer Science.

HeartBeam Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT), closed Friday's trading session at $1.96, off by 2.4876%, on 35,045 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.06/$3.74.

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D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS).

D-Wave will release its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2024 ending March 31, 2024, on Monday, May 13, 2024, before the market opens

D-Wave will host a conference call the same day at 8 a.m. EDT to discuss the financial results

The company continues to demonstrate progress with its quantum computing product innovations, including the recent fast-anneal feature

D-Wave Quantum (NYSE: QBTS), a leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services, recently announced that the company will release its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2024 ending March 31, 2024, on Monday, May 13, 2024, before the market opens. In conjunction with this announcement, D-Wave will host a conference call the same day at 8 a.m. EDT to discuss the financial results. D-Wave's CEO, Dr. Alan Baratz, and CFO, John Markovich, will lead the call (

D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS) is a leader in quantum computing systems, software and services focused on delivering customer value via practical quantum applications for problems such as logistics, artificial intelligence, materials sciences, drug discovery, scheduling, fault detection and financial modeling. As the only provider building both annealing and gate-model quantum computers, the company is unlocking commercial use cases in optimization today, while building the technologies that will enable new solutions tomorrow.

D-Wave is a pioneer in quantum computing, with a history of delivering the world’s first commercial quantum computer; the first real-time quantum cloud service; countless hardware and software product and research milestones; and the planned first cross-platform quantum solution which will deliver both annealing and gate-model quantum computers to customers via an integrated platform. Its current commercial product offerings include: Advantage™ (fifth generation quantum computer), Leap™ (quantum cloud service), Launch™ (quantum computing onboarding service) and Ocean™ (full suite of open-source programming tools).

D-Wave’s relentless pursuit of practical quantum computing has resulted in the technology being used today by some of the world’s most advanced enterprises – more than 25 of the Forbes Global 2000 use D-Wave.

D-Wave’s commercial customers include blue-chip industry leaders like Volkswagen, Accenture, BBVA, NEC Corporation, Save-On-Foods, DENSO and Lockheed Martin. The company boasts an extensive IP portfolio featuring more than 200 issued U.S. patents and over 100 peer-reviewed papers published in leading scientific journals.

Founded in 1999, D-Wave is the world’s first commercial supplier of quantum computers. With headquarters and the Quantum Engineering Center of Excellence based near Vancouver, Canada, D-Wave’s U.S. operations are based in Palo Alto, California.

Advantage™ Quantum Computer


With the Advantage™ Quantum Computer, D-Wave has incorporated two decades of experience and over 10 years of customer feedback to create the first and only quantum computer designed for business. The platform features a new processor architecture with over 5,000 qubits and 15-way qubit connectivity. This is 2.5x more connections and more than double the number of qubits than the company’s previous generation quantum computer.

D-Wave’s quantum computers, first located in its facilities in British Columbia, have been available to North American users through its Leap™ quantum cloud service since 2018. It has since introduced new Advantage systems in Julich, Germany, and most recently, Marina Del Rey, California, which marked the availability of the first Advantage quantum computer physically located in the United States.

That new deployment is part of the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center (QCC) hosted at USC’s Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of the University of Southern California’s prestigious Viterbi School of Engineering. Additionally, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and D-Wave announced that the U.S.-based system is available for use in Amazon 2racket, expanding the number to three different D-Wave quantum systems available to AWS users.

Leap Quantum Cloud Service


D-Wave’s customers interface with its systems through the Leap™ quantum cloud service. Leap delivers immediate, real-time access to the company’s Advantage quantum computer and quantum hybrid solver service, all with enterprise-class performance and scalability.

Leap allows developers proficient in Python to get started building and running quantum applications. Through a seamless and secure cloud-based connection, users can easily start solving complex problems of up to 1 million variables and 100,000 constraints.

Using Leap, D-Wave customers have developed quantum hybrid applications for use cases in manufacturing, logistics, financial services, life sciences, materials science, retail and transportation. By eliminating the need to wait hours, days or weeks to get good answers to a broad array of problems, D-Wave is helping businesses move forward.

D-Wave Launch

D-Wave Launch™ is the company’s onboarding platform aimed at helping businesses easily start their quantum journey. Through this program, D-Wave’s team of experts and partners aid enterprises in identifying best use cases for quantum and work with them to develop a proof of concept and production pilot.

From there, the team coordinates with customers to get their hybrid quantum applications up and running, providing ongoing Leap quantum cloud access to ensure the application is operating smoothly and delivering real business value.

Target Verticals

While the potential applications for quantum computing are effectively limitless, D-Wave has identified a number of industry verticals as key areas of focus for its quantum architecture, providing case studies for each. These include:

  • Manufacturing – D-Wave worked with Volkswagen to identify a commercial optimization application, the binary paint shop problem, which was run on D-Wave’s hybrid solver service. The solver outperformed four purely classical methods on problem sizes at commercial scale (N=3,000). In a separate project, similar inputs were tested using a leading ion trap system, which failed to find any commercial solution.
  • Life Sciences – Menten AI makes use of D-Wave quantum computing to assist in the design of novel therapeutic peptides—short strings of amino acids that can act as potent drugs. With the rise of COVID-19, D-Wave’s Advantage system made it possible to identify molecules that might be especially well-suited for binding and inhibiting the related spike protein, producing several promising peptide designs.
  • Finance – Multiverse Computing, a leader in developing quantum solutions for the financial sector, leveraged D-Wave’s hybrid solver service in a collaboration with BBVA, one of the world’s largest financial institutions. Multiverse demonstrated management strategies that far exceeded the granularity of traditional returns in a fraction of the time, helping BBVA identify a low-risk portfolio for investment.

Market Opportunity

The quantum computing total addressable market is projected to grow between $450 billion and $850 billion over the next 15 to 30 years, with between $5 billion and $10 billion of anticipated TAM growth coming in the next three to five years, according to Boston Consulting Group. Driving factors behind this growth include rising investments in quantum computing tech by governments and an increasing number of commercial use-cases.

Forward-thinking organizations see quantum as an opportunity to move ahead of the competition. From finding efficiencies and reducing waste to decreasing time to solution and solving problems abandoned due to complexity, the business value is real. According to data from 451 Research, 40% of large enterprises are already experimenting with quantum computing.

D-Wave is strategically positioned – in an industry with significant barriers to entry – as evident by a decades-long track record serving a roster of blue-chip customers. The company is singularly focused on helping its customers achieve clear value by leveraging quantum computing in practical business applications. With a full stack of systems, software, developer tools and services, D-Wave is working to enable enterprises, governments, developers and researchers to access the power of quantum computing, thereby providing an intriguing opportunity for prospective investors.

D-Wave’s current investor base includes PSP Investments, Goldman Sachs, BDC Capital, NEC Corporation, Aegis Group Partners and In-Q-Tel.

Leadership Team

Dr. Alan Baratz has served as the CEO of D-Wave since 2020. Previously, as Executive Vice President of R&D and Chief Product Officer, he drove the development, delivery, and support of all of D-Wave’s products, technologies, and applications. Dr. Baratz has over 25 years of experience in product development and bringing new products to market at leading technology companies and software startups. As the first president of JavaSoft at Sun Microsystems, he oversaw the growth and adoption of the Java platform from its infancy to a robust platform supporting mission-critical applications in nearly 80 percent of Fortune 1000 companies. He has also held executive positions at Symphony, Avaya, Cisco, and IBM. Dr. Baratz holds a doctorate in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

John Markovich is the company’s CFO. He brings to D-Wave over three decades of experience working with rapidly growing private and public technology companies across all stages of development. Mr. Markovich has directed the finance, accounting, tax, treasury, M&A, legal, operations, customer service, IR, HR, and IT functions for companies ranging from privately held pre-revenue startups to an NYSE-listed Fortune 500 multi-national company with over $1.2 billion in annual revenue. During his career, he has negotiated and closed over 150 debt, equity, M&A, and joint venture transactions exceeding $2.5 billion in value; over a dozen private placements; nearly a dozen M&A transactions; and several international joint ventures. Mr. Markovich holds a BS in Business from Miami University and an MBA from the Michigan State Graduate School of Business.

D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS), closed Friday's trading session at $1.3, off by 0.7633588%, on 3,868,971 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4.896M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.410401/$3.20.

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SenesTech Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES)

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

SenesTech (NASDAQ: SNES), the leader in fertility control to manage animal-pest populations and the only manufacturer of commercially available, EPA-registered Rat Birth Control(R) products, is reporting its financial and operational results for first quarter 2024. Highlights of the report include record quarterly revenues of $415,000, up 78% from Q1 2023; Evolve(TM) becoming the company's best-selling product, making up more than 50% of this quarter's revenue; securing distribution and agreements as well as initial purchase orders with several grain-management and open-field agricultural distributors and pest-management industry distributors; global expansion with new sales in Hong Kong, Macau, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands; the introduction of Evolve in convenient 1.5- and 3-lb. pouches; and the launch of Evolve(TM) Mouse to control mouse infestations. "I am extremely pleased with the rapid revenue growth during the first quarter of 78%, resulting in record quarterly revenues, driven by the rapid adoption in the marketplace of Evolve, our all-new soft bait product to control rat populations by restricting fertility," said SenesTech president and CEO Joel Fruendt in the press release. "During the first quarter, Evolve accounted for more than 50% of sales, as distributors and end customers have quickly understood the benefits our new solution provides. . . . The last few months have been the most exciting and productive time in SenesTech's history. . . . We are extremely pleased with the progress the team has made in 2024 and look forward to the positive impact the many recent initiatives we have implemented will produce."

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SenesTech Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) is the rodent fertility control expert and the inventor of the only EPA-registered contraceptive for male and female rats. The company’s technology provides an innovative and humane method for managing rat populations.

SenesTech is focused on developing effective solutions that are grounded in science and proven through research, all while providing value to people, communities and the environment. The company’s passion is to create a healthier world by better controlling rat pest populations. This aim is critical, as, if left unchecked, a breeding pair of rats and their descendants can produce up to 15,000 pups after just one year.

The company strives for clean cities, efficient businesses and happy households – with a product that was scientifically designed to be effective without killing rats. SenesTech is committed to the sustainable, humane treatment of animals, improving the quality of all human life and enhancing environmental stewardship through the global application of its effective solution in fertility control technology.

SenesTech is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.


SenesTech’s first product, ContraPest®, applies revolutionary technology to a global challenge that has persisted since the Middle Ages – the proliferation of rats in urban and agricultural settings. ContraPest® targets the reproductive capabilities of Norway and roof rats. As a highly palatable liquid, the formulation promotes sustained consumption, helping to reduce fertility in both male and female rats, bringing populations down and keeping them down.

The company’s flagship offering can be used as part of integrated pest management (IPM) programs – fitting seamlessly into all IPM programs – to help reduce reproduction and magnify the success of these protocols, or as a standalone solution for customers who want to reduce or eliminate the use of lethal rodent control methods.

In multiple, independent field deployments, ContraPest was shown to reduce rat activity over 90% when added to an existing IPM program.

ContraPest® is registered federally as a General Use Product.

Delivery Systems and New Products

In July 2023, SenesTech began to distribute a new delivery system for ContraPest®, the Isolate Bait System™. This new delivery system brings to market a simple design that enables more efficient deployment, incorporates an enhanced formulation of ContraPest® that is expected to provide improved performance of the fertility control bait in the field and is paired with a new bait station that is more space-efficient and economical.

The other delivery systems available for ContraPest include the Ultimate Bait System™, a tank and tray in a larger format for use with more severe infestations, and the Elevate Bait System™, a unique delivery system that targets above ground infestations, as with roof rats.

SenesTech, as of August 2023, is also in the final stages of releasing a soft bait formulation, which provides the unique attributes of proven fertility control in an industry-familiar format demanded by big box retailers, key e-commerce channels and leading industry pest management professionals.

Market Opportunity

According to SenesTech’s figures, rats cause over $27 billion in damage to public and private infrastructure annually in the United States. Rats also destroy 20% of the global stored food supply every year by consuming or contaminating it.

Rats are known to spread at least 35 diseases, globally posing a dangerous risk to public health and safety. Not only does this age-old problem persist despite extensive campaigns to eradicate it, but multiple sources have reported that post-COVID rat populations have boomed.

Poison-based control methods sicken rats, and they typically die slowly. An animal that eats a poisoned rat may also sicken or die. The global rodenticide market is projected to be worth $1.7 billion by 2026.

In one case study, results reported by the customer showed a $5,000 investment in ContraPest® saved more than $500,000 annually in reduced labor, loss and damage.

Management Team

Joel Fruendt is SenesTech’s President and CEO. He has 15 years of executive leadership in the vector and pest control industries as Vice President and General Manager of Clarke Environmental Inc., a leading vector and pest control products and services company. He has extensive expertise in the development and manufacturing of EPA-registered chemical control products, and the commercialization and sale of those products. He received the ‘Smart Leaders’ award from Smart Business Magazine and holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Tom Chesterman is CFO at SenesTech. He has over 20 years of experience as the CFO of public companies in the life science, tech and telecommunications industries. Most recently, he was the Vice President and Treasurer of GCI, a telecommunications company. Previous to that, he was the CFO of life science companies Bio-Rad Laboratories, Aradigm and Bionovo. He has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MBA from the University of California at Davis.

Dan Palasky is Chief Technical Officer at SenesTech. Previously he held the title of Vice President of Research & Development at PLZ Corp., a manufacturer of chemical consumer products, serving as the technical expert for its entire product portfolio. He started his career with Camie-Campbell, Inc., as a chemist in the R&D department. Mr. Palasky received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Missouri University of Science & Technology and his MBA in Project Management from Aspen University.

SenesTech Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES), closed Friday's trading session at $0.6785, off by 26.1938%, on 381,707 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 125,159 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.52/$17.52.

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Freight Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGT)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Freight Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGT).

Freight Technologies (NASDAQ: FRGT) ("Fr8Tech"), a technology company offering its custom-developed Fr8App, an industry-leading freight-matching platform powered by AI and machine-learning that offers a real-time portal for B2B cross-border and domestic shipping within the USMCA region, on Thursday reported its financial results for the full year 2023, which ended on Dec. 31, 2023. Among other highlights, the company stated Fr8Fleet attained an annual revenue of $17.1 million with 48% year-over-year growth. "As we've discussed before, 2023 was a challenging year for many across the freight industry as participants struggled to find a balance between supply and demand after the COVID-19 pandemic spurred significant disruptions to global supply chains. We weathered the storm by focusing on our core markets and our competitive strength as a data-driven networking solution for the freight industry, and by being selective with our relationships with top-tier customers and carriers," Fr8Tech CEO Javi Selgas stated in the news release. "We also continued to invest in Fr8App to make it more intuitive and powerful for our users and extend its capabilities. To that end and to better serve our customers and the industry, we will be announcing additional offerings to bring more end-to-end, process-improving solutions to the freight transportation market. Stay tuned."

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Freight Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGT) (“Fr8Tech”) is a technology company developing solutions to optimize and automate the supply chain process, providing a platform for B2B cross-border shipping in the NAFTA region. The company’s mission is to revolutionize cross-border shipping by providing carriers with increased growth opportunities and shippers with flexibility, visibility and simplicity for the once-complex process of international over-the-road shipping.

Freight Technologies, formerly known as Hudson Capital Inc., assumed its current name and ticker symbol on May 27, 2022. Its primary operating subsidiary and its marketplace are known as Fr8App, and it conducts operations throughout North America under the names of Fr8App and/or Freight App. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with multiple locations across the U.S. and Mexico.

The Fr8Tech Solutions Suite

Fr8Tech leverages artificial intelligence to provide cloud-based platforms aimed at automating the over-the-road transportation process, effectively reducing human touch points and expediting load booking times. The company’s suite of solutions includes:

  • Fr8app – A B2B marketplace powered by AI and Machine Learning offering a real-time broker portal to connect shippers with qualified carriers
  • Fr8Radar – A tracking solution providing shippers and carriers real-time locational data via Fr8app’s mobile solution or through integration with third-party GPS alternatives
  • Fr8TMS – A transportation management system designed to help shippers manage their freight and all of the documents involved in shipping transactions, including invoices, customs documents, confirmation rates and proof of deliveries
  • Fr8FMS – A fleet management system allowing transportation companies to better manage their fleets, reduce operational costs and provide better service to their customers
  • Fr8Data – A data solution offering real-time dashboards and reports to shippers and carriers in an effort to increase visibility and control while supporting better business decisions
  • Fr8Fleet – A platform that provides private fleet management, enabling large corporate shippers to purchase dedicated capacity secured by Fr8app in exchange for a fixed fee

Commitment to the Environment

Through its core focus on technology, Fr8Tech seeks to reduce the carbon footprint of the logistics industry. Its solutions aim to minimize empty miles for transportation firms and reduce overall paper consumption.


Fr8University is an educational program offering classroom and on-the-job training for Fr8Tech team members. Through the program, employees learn in-depth business fundamentals and applications along the truckload freight industry value chain.

Led by corporate educator Mario Mena, Fr8University is designed as an investment in the company’s human capital, providing an opportunity to communicate Fr8Tech’s corporate culture while accelerating operational growth.

Market Outlook

Fr8Tech’s established foothold in Mexico is key to its current efforts to promote sustainable growth in the cross-border shipping industry. Ongoing disruption in U.S.-Chinese trade relations have strengthened Mexico’s status as the largest trading partner of the U.S., with cross-border annual freight spending estimated at $385 billion according to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Annual domestic shipping in Mexico is estimated at $34 billion, while annual domestic shipping in the U.S. is estimated to total $732 billion.

Despite the size of this industry, fragmentation and inefficiencies prevail in the space. Thousands of legacy brokers, tens of thousands of shippers and hundreds of thousands of carriers still rely on outdated systems to arrange transport, spending hours on the phone negotiating pricing, waiting days to find trucks and drivers, preparing and printing forms, and operating without tracking or visibility. Add in cross-border complexity relating to customs and additional paperwork, and you have an industry ripe for technological disruption.

Fr8Tech’s recent revenue growth trends have highlighted the company’s efforts to capitalize on this opportunity. In 2021, Fr8Tech achieved revenues of $21.5 million, marking a year-over-year increase of 134%. The company issued revenue guidance for fiscal 2022 of $40 million in a February 9, 2022, press release, which would account for a further 86% year-over-year increase.

Management Team

Javier Selgas is CEO and a Director of Freight Technologies Inc. and Freight App Inc. He brings to the company over 15 years of experience developing technology and digital marketing strategies, including serving as Country Manager for Osigu, Spain, and as head of AJEgroup’s IT division for the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining Fr8Tech, Mr. Selgas founded digital marketing agency Lanzadera Online. He has also served as an IT consultant to major corporations, including Endesa and Ibermatica.

Mike Flinker is President of Fr8Tech. He has over four decades of experience in the transportation industry, with 30+ years focused on cross-border logistics. Prior to joining Fr8Tech, Mr. Flinker founded FLS Transportation, the largest cross-border logistics company in Canada. He also previously held positions with Clarke Transport Inc., Canadian Pacific and Reimer Express Inc. (a division of Roadway Express).

Paul Freudenthaler is the company’s CFO and Secretary to the company Board. He has over 30 years of financial expertise, having previously served as CFO for several leading companies across multiple countries, including Macquarie in Mexico, Old Mutual in Latin America and Ascentium Capital in the U.S. Mr. Freudenthaler’s experience include leadership roles from which he guided IPOs and M&A transactions.

Luisa Lopez is COO of Fr8Tech. She brings to the company 25+ years of management experience in logistics, supply chain, operations and customer service. Ms. Lopez previously served as a Director of Landstar, where she was responsible for commercial and client development strategies in the Mexican market. Additionally, she managed more than 2,000 transport units specialized in staff and school mobility while with Traxion in Mexico.

Freight Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGT), closed Friday's trading session at $0.643, off by 8.3262%, on 410,138 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1.069M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.63/$20.85.

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