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The Roundup – @Novamind_Inc $ $NVMDF $ $MMED $ $ $CMPS $

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:22 AM on Saturday, September 18th, 2021

A weekly summary of Novamind news and media, including the announcement of our selection as a research site for Karuna Therapeutics.

September 14, 2021

What Is Psycholytic Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by returning guest, Vhari Macbeth to discuss psycholytic ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP).

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Novamind to Serve as Research Site for Karuna Therapeutics Late-Stage Clinical Trial

We are pleased to announce that our wholly owned subsidiary, Cedar Clinical Research has been selected as a research site for a clinical trial sponsored by Karuna Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage neuroscience biopharmaceutical company

The phase III study will evaluate the investigational therapy KarXT for the treatment of schizophrenia, a serious and potentially disabling condition affecting approximately 20 million people worldwide.

Dr. Reid Robison, Novamind’s Chief Medical Officer and Principal Investigator at CCR said, “We need more innovation in this field and I’m hopeful to see compounds like KarXT that have new ways of acting on the brain and the potential for improved efficacy and side effect profiles.”

September 13, 2021

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Legalising Illicit Therapies: Why Psychedelics Could Be The Most Important Mental Health Breakthrough Of The 21st Century

As psychedelics continue to break free from the stigma surrounding them, more and more people are seeing the promise these drugs have in changing the way we treat mental health. “Recent trials are showing that psychedelics are proving not only successful but also incredibly effective when stacked up against traditional forms of treatment, with one recent trial reporting that they are up to four times more effective than antidepressants.”

The DEA Seeks To Increase Federal Production Limits For Psilocybin And Marijuana Research

In a big step forward for psychedelic research, the DEA is set to increase limits for psilocybin. From the DEA: “DEA firmly believes in supporting regulated research of schedule I controlled substances.” We look forward to increased research and have a dedicated psychedelic contract research organization (CRO) in Cedar Clinical Research, capable of studying promising new treatments.

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VIDEO – PyroGenesis $6 Million Plasma Torch Order From Major Iron Ore Producer Is Just The Start From Industry In Need Of Reducing GHG Emissions

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 1:06 PM on Thursday, September 16th, 2021

PyroGenesis $PYR is the world leader in the development of advanced plasma processes and products.  In short, their plasma torch technology has been the foundation of multiple successful applications around the world that significantly reduce both greenhouse gases and costs of doing business for some of the world’s biggest companies in these following verticals: 

  • Ultra High-Tech 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing)
  • Iron Ore Pelletization
  • Aluminum Smelters Recovery Of Dross
  • High-Purity Silicon For EV Batteries
  • ….. Military Where Their Tech Sits On 4 US Aircraft Carriers.

Today, PyroGenesis announced it’s biggest plasma torch order from one of the world’s largest iron ore producers but – more importantly – sent a strong signal that this is just the beginning of orders that would dwarf today’s order:

  • Today’s $6 Million Plasma Torch Order Represents 4 Torches From Major Iron Ore Pelletizer Client “B”
  • “B” expects next orders to be for 130 torches
  • NPV estimate per torch is now $7M = $910,000,000
  • Client “A” has already requested a cost estimate for 36 torches
  • Discussions with Client “C” and many others are also taking place


“The total world pellet production of 400 million metric tonnes of pellets represents a potential market for torch sales in excess of $10B worldwide. For reference, 40 million tonnes of CO 2 represent the combined yearly emissions of 8.7 million US passenger vehicles”

Watch our great interview with CEO Peter Pascali.

VIDEO – Boosh (VEGI: CSE) An Award Winning Plant-Based Comfort Food Company With Products In ~ 400 Stores Nationwide

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:42 PM on Monday, September 13th, 2021

If you’ve ever thought to yourself “how great would it be if my favourite comfort foods could only be healthier” than meet Boosh … an Award Winning Plant-Based Comfort Food Company whose products include:

  • Mac N Cheese and Peas
  • Veggie Bolognese
  • and other “Heat and Eat” delicious comfort foods that are 
    • Multiple Award winning 
    • 100% Plant-based, GMO and Gluten Free

The company has only been a public entity for a few months and it’s already making waves. 

  • Expanded to approximately 400 stores in less than 2 years including 
    •  Whole Foods, Safeway, Metro, IGA, Choices + many other retailers
  • An alliance with Beyond Meat 
  • Distributed by UNFI – one of the largest distributors in North America
  • Expanded into refrigerated section with new SKUs

Growth of The Plant-Based food Market is Undeniable…

The plant-based food market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.9% from 2020 to 2027 to reach $74.2 billion by 2027 according to 

Watch this powerful interview with Boosh CEO Jim Pakulis.

VIDEO – Liquid Avatar $LQID Part Of Consultations Around Ontario Plan For Digital ID By End Of 2021

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:40 PM on Monday, September 13th, 2021

12 months ago investors couldn’t be blamed if they found it hard to grasp the genius and foresight of Liquid Avatar $LQID $LQAVF ….. the easiest way to describe the company was as a blockchain platform allowing people to manage & profit from their digital identity, which became a real need once global laws started being enacted to prevent the likes of Facebook from every abusing our private information again.

It sounded great … and definitely sounded like something valuable 3-4 years into the future … but then the signs started showing up that painted an accelerating picture that would put LQID at the forefront of digital identity.

1.  In March of this year, Google validated the $LQID business model with this stunning announcement:

 Google announces major shift away from precision-targeting of ads based on everything you do on the interne

  • Google believes these types of tracking methods don’t “meet rising consumer expectations for privacy, nor will they stand up to rapidly evolving regulatory restrictions, and therefore aren’t a sustainable long term investment.
  • Google is experimenting with tools in its Privacy Sandbox that are designed to allow advertising to continue to work on the web but in a less privacy-encroaching way.
  • “Keeping the internet open and accessible for everyone requires all of us to do more to protect privacy — and that means an end to not only third-party cookies, but also any technology used for tracking individual people as they browse the web,” David Temkin, Google’s director of product management for ads privacy and trust,

 What is the potential outcome of this major shift by Google?

  “Google’s decision could upend the ad industry, which has relied on these types of tracking tools”  

Now the data privacy and monetization game is underway with LQID sitting in a great position within the industry and the dominant position within the small cap world.  

2.  In May of this year, The Ontario government released its digital identity strategy outlining ways in which it plans to harness the potential of the digital economy and better utilize data. Included in the plan are tangible commitments.

Then came the news all Liquid Avatar investors were waiting for: 

Ontario Releases Technology and Standards for Digital Identity which includes: 

  • the creation of a new data authority;
  • the introduction of a new government-issued digital ID that lets people prove who they are both online and in person


Enter $LQID whose Liquid Avatar Verifiable Credentials Ecosystem (LAVCE) is being built to support all participants in a digital credential ecosystem, including the Holder, Issuer and Verifier, using state-of-the-art blockchain and open standards technologies – initially as a node on the Indicio Network.  More than just a good idea, $LQID issued a press release announcing the following:

“Ontario is one of the first jurisdictions in North America to announce that it will issue and enable digital credentials – and it has been a great experience working with the government on this both directly and through our role in membership organizations like the Trust Over IP Foundation”


“Liquid Avatar Technologies has been a part of the ongoing consultations around the province’s plan to introduce a digital identification credential by the end of 2021”

Make no mistake about it.  This is a simply massive paradigm shift and $LQID isn’t going to tackle this on its own.  The Company is a voting and steering committee member of the Trust over IP Foundation, founding and steering committee member of Cardea, a Linux Foundation Public Health project, member of the Good Health Pass collaborative, ID2020, DIACC, The Linux Foundation and a founding member of the Lumedic Exchange.

Suddenly it is getting easy to see the genius of Liquid Avatar.

Watch this great interview with CEO David Lucatch.

VIDEO: Fabled Silver Gold $FCO $FBSGF President & CEO Peter Hawley Discusses How Grade is King with Latest High Grade Intercepts $FCO $FBSGF $RDU $KTN $GMBXF $EDR

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 10:06 PM on Saturday, September 11th, 2021

Fabled Silver Gold (FCO TSXV) ( FBSGF: OTC ) controls 100% of the Santa Maria mine gold and silver property in Mexico.

It is a high grade silver gold property that is situated right in the middle of the Mexican Epithermal silver gold belt that has reportedly produced more silver than any other equivalent area in the entire planet.

To say it’s a mining friendly jurisdiction is an understatement.

Multiple major operators are in the vicinity and Santa Maria already has a silver equivalent 43-101 of 3.2m ounces, but is adding to that not only in tonnage, but in grade. High grade; and that only improves a future 43-101.

High grade mines pay back Capital costs faster, making them economic and profitable.

Check out these intercepts from the last 4 press releases that include not only high grade silver but a new gold discovery as well:

Aug 17: New Gold System, Hits Lower Feeder, which Returns 580.01 g/t Silver Eq, PLUS 19.90% Lead, 5.18% Zinc and 1.29% Copper

Aug 23rd: Intercepts Gold Bearing Sheeted Vein Structure Over A True Width of 150 Meters

Sept 1st: New High Grade Vein Breccia Outside Santa Maria Structure Boundaries, with Grades High As 1,072.73 g/t Ag Eq and..

Sept: 8th: Fabled Hits Supergene Quartz Breccia Over 1.35 Meters Grading 689.56 g/t Ag Eq

Fabled is intent on proving Santa Maria is bigger and of potentially higher grade than the market understands, and is well on its way. Grade is king an the mines with the best grade get developed first.

Santa Maria is already a proven past producer, the development progress made by Fabled is only increasing the potential re-development, but with potential better economics. Sit back and enjoy as Peter Hawley President & CEO explains the importance of how high grade intercepts improve a mines chance of being developed.

The Roundup – @Novamind_Inc $ $NVMDF $ $MMED $ $ $CMPS $

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:54 AM on Saturday, September 11th, 2021

A weekly summary of Novamind news and media, including the announcement of our uplisting to the OTCQB Market and much more.

September 7, 2021

Treating Trauma with Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Hannah Cross to discuss how psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is used to treat trauma.

August 31, 2021

Treating Eating Disorders with Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss how ketamine-assisted psychotherapy is used to treat eating disorders

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Novamind Uplists to OTCQB Venture Market

We pleased to announce our common shares have been approved for trading under the ticker symbol “NVMDF” on the OTCQB® Venture Market, a U.S. trading platform operated by the OTC Markets Group, Inc.

“With this listing, we look forward to expanding Novamind’s presence in the U.S. and deepening our relationships with a broad base of institutional and retail investors.” said Yaron Conforti, CEO and Director.

September 9, 2021

Novamind to Present at H.C. Wainwright 23rd Annual Global Investment Conference

CEO and Director, Yaron Conforti, will present the Company’s business model focused on growing a national network of psychiatry clinics and clinical research sites to rapidly scale access to psychedelic medicine.

Learn more about the Conference and register to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Novamind’s management here.

September 8, 2021

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The Worldview-Changing Drugs Poised to Go Mainstream

BBC Future covers the experience, culture and future of psychedelics and “what might follow if psychedelics become mainstream.” It’s a popular theme in this week’s roundup: what the world will look like after the psychedelic revolution. “Psychedelics offer something that few other things can: an experience well beyond what our everyday reality could conceive or expect.” With such life changing drugs and therapies becoming available, there’s no doubt the future will look a lot different.

Neurocognitive Effects of Ketamine for Depression Examined

This article delivers more positive news about ketamine and esketamine, which we currently use in our Cedar Psychiatry clinics. Learn more about how we use these powerful drugs here. “Use of ketamine and esketamine for their antidepressant effects does not seem to have harmful neurocognitive effects in individuals with treatment-resistant depression, according to a review published online Aug. 5 in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry.”

Psychedelic Treatments Are Here, But Doctors Aren’t Prepared

Rick Doblin and Jennifer Ouyang Altman lay out the potential risks of not having standardized psychedelic education for providers. It’s a problem that will arise as psychedelics continue to move into the mainstream. It’s one reason why education is such a big component of our mission to increase access to psychedelic medicine. On the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, we cover topics across the spectrum from trip-sitting to treating trauma with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Another way we’re helping address this issue is by creating psychedelic treatment protocols, sharing best-in-class techniques and procedures with the wider population. Learn more here.

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VIDEO – GameOn Entertainment Technologies $GET $GMETF Preps for Big Q4 w/ Cricket Partnerships, NFL Survivor Pool

Posted by AGORACOM-AB at 10:47 AM on Thursday, September 9th, 2021

GameOn Entertainment Technologies (CSE: GET) (OTC: GMETF) powers the best content in the world with the most innovative predictive gaming technologies by providing broadcasters, TV networks, OTT platforms, leagues, tournaments and sportsbooks with interactive, social experiences around sports, television and live events.

The company lets fans connect, make predictions, track live scores and be rewarded during every moment of their favorite sports, TV shows and live events, offering a solution for the future of superfan engagement.

Two of the firm’s most recent deals have made waves in the world of international cricket. After securing Indian giant MX Player as a partner in June, GameOn this month struck a deal with North American cricket coverage provider Willow TV.

The free-to-play games will be available to MX Player and Willow TV’s large and diverse fan bases for global cricket events, tournaments and leagues, and both products will go live to more than 280 million monthly viewers in October, in time for the ICC T20 World Cup.  

The partnerships are just two initiatives ahead of what is expected to be a major Q4. GameOn has also launched an NFL Shareholder Survivor Pool tournament, which is free to play for shareholders, partners and friends of the business.

Throughout the contest, competitors will learn more about the people behind the company, with prizes including rare NFTs and an all-inclusive trip to an NFL game with GameOn CEO Matt Bailey.

Partners can sign up here:

Off the back of a strong week of trading, we sat down for a conversation with the chief executive – you won’t want to miss it!

VIDEO – FOBI AI Channel Partnerships With Shopify and Lightspeed + Anticipated Pilot News Set The Table For Big 2021 Finish

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:13 PM on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021
Fobi AI Inc.

FOBI AI is a global leader in providing real-time data analytics through artificial intelligence to drive customer activation and engagement for enterprise level retailers.

More than just lip service, these are just a sample of the major milestones reached by $FOBI as of the end of July:

  • Strategic Alliance with global data leader – NeilsonIQ – to “Transform Retail Sector”
  • A partnership with NTT DATA, a top-ranked global IoT services company, and subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, the world’s 4th largest telecom company, ranked 55th In Fortune Global 500. 
  • Approved for Oracle Partner Network
  • Pilot Projects with Sobeys, TELUS, Certas and other national level retailers
  • Multi-Year Direct Seller Agreement With TELUS, in which TELUS resells FOBI solutions to national business customers….
  • and so much more

But if this wasn’t enough $FOBI announced the following in the last 10 days while the rest of us were on vacation:

FOBI Completes Integration With Lightspeed To Provide Real-Time POS Data Aggregation And Analytics To Lightspeed Customer

  • Lightspeed has 140,000 “real world” point of sale customers that generated $30 BILLION in transactions last year

FOBI Completes Shopify Integration With The Launch Of The Fobi App And Now Live In The Shopify App Store Offering Real-Time Data Analytics Solution To Over 1.7 Million Global Retailers

  • Shopify has 1.7 Million e-commerce customers that generated $120 BILLION is gross merchandising volume last year

Investors who were excited by the announcements may have even further cause to celebrate following this interview with CEO Rob Anson.

VIDEO – TAAT Global Alternatives $TAAT $TOBAF “Beyond Tobacco” Offering Faces Rapid U.S., Int’l Expansion, After Strong Q2 Numbers $MO $PM $BATS

Posted by AGORACOM-AB at 3:49 PM on Friday, September 3rd, 2021

To understand the value proposition of TAAT, you first have to understand some recent massive trends in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) space:

  • Non-alcoholic beer has grown to $18bn USD market
  • the plant-based meat market is projected to hit $74bn USD By 2027

What they have in common is providing consumers of the original products with the exact same experience (taste, smell, etc.) without the negative parts of the original products.

TAAT has developed a nicotine-free and tobacco-free smoking experience known as TAAT™, which already launched in the USA. TAAT™ Beyond Tobacco™ cigarettes mimic those experiences without nicotine or tobacco.

Engineered to closely emulate the sensory components to provide the closest experience of smoking a tobacco cigarette – a product that tastes and smells just like tobacco – but without the nicotine.

Last week the company passed two major milestones:

  • On August 25, TAAT announced that a Michigan tobacco chain would be placing TAAT in all 147 of its store locations
  • Two days later, TAAT announced that it had secured distribution on its third continent, with a purchase order for €360,000 (approximately $536,000 CAD) for a full shipping container of TAAT™ to be distributed in Australia

We sat down with CEO Setti Coscarella to break down the company’s rapid expansion, and examine what comes next…

VIDEO – Victory Square Technologies $VST $VSQTF Sees Record 6th Consecutive Quarter of Positive Net Income, Eyes Dividends, Tokens & Growth Industries $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM-AB at 1:28 PM on Friday, September 3rd, 2021
Victory Square Technologies VST

Victory Square Technologies (VST:CSE / VSQTF:OTC / 6F6:FWB) builds, acquires and invests in promising start-ups, then provides the senior leadership and resources needed for fast-track growth.

Across its portfolio of 24 global companies, it covers A.I., Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality, Blockchain, Fintech, Health-tech, Gaming, Sports Betting and SaaS.

And the success its portfolio has achieved – by way of firms such as GameOn Entertainment TechnologiesHydreight and Immersive Tech – has led to a record sixth consecutive quarter with positive net income and earnings per share:

  • The firm reported record net income of $19,733,031 and positive Earnings Per Share of $0.30 in Fiscal 2020
  • During the six months ending June 30, 2021, the adjusted net income of the Company was $7,653,255
  • During the three months ending June 30, 2021, the adjusted net income of the Company was $2,222,180
  • VST Issued a special dividend of common shares of its portfolio company GameOn Entertainment Technologies (GET: CSE) in May 2021
  • Followed by a special dividend of common shares of its portfolio company Fantasy 360 Technologies Inc. (CSE (reserved):VRAR) aka Immersive Tech in August

We sat down with Shafin Diamond Tejani, Victory Square’s CEO, to break down the numbers and look ahead to the future…