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Mountain Valley MD $MVMD $MVMDF Commencing Husbandry Animal Trials, Appoints Seasoned Doctor of Veterinary Medicine to Advisory Board $CTLT $MRNA $NVAX

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:23 AM on Monday, March 1st, 2021
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Mountain Valley MD Holdings Inc. (the “Company” or “MVMD“) (CSE: MVMD) (FRA: 20MP) (OTCQB: MVMDF) is pleased to announce it is commencing husbandry animal trials with a third-party preclinical contract research organization (“CRO”) to validate the superiority of the Company’s injectable solubilized Ivermectin technology, Ivectosol™ 1%, versus current commercially available forms to treat a broad category of animal parasites.

MVMD’s Ivectosol 1% will be tested in swine and poultry by way of advanced intra-muscular needleless injection to prove superior pharmacokinetics in terms of CMAX (peak serum concentration that a drug achieves) and AUC (area under the curve) with targeted drug withdrawal times within 10 days of administration.  Additionally, the study is anticipated to demonstrate superior ease of administration with elimination of typically heavy restraint requirements, elimination of injection pain for the animal, while dramatically reducing the risk of potentially fatal clostridial infection common with traditional injection site penetration from large gauge needles.

“This is a very significant project that will move very quickly and will form the basis for our submissions in new animal drug applications to the Food and Drug Administration,” stated Dennis Hancock, President and CEO of Mountain Valley MD.  “With our solubilized Ivectosol™1% solution, we will be able to pursue new injectable markets for Ivermectin such as game and poultry that doesn’t exist today, opening up tens-of-billions of animal applications globally per year.”

The Company’s Ivectosol 1% solution uses no harmful organic solvents and is the viscosity of water, which enables novel needleless injector applications.  The Company believes the use of needle-free injection systems with a solubilized Ivermectin will deliver significant benefits to livestock and poultry producers, including increased efficacy and elimination of needles that transfer disease and risk of breaking into food supply, improved administration simplicity with reduced labour and safer handling protocols, minimized tissue damage that traditionally negatively impacts yields, and precision dosing that helps to eliminate human error.

Proceeding with the animal trial is part of the Company’s plan to pursue the broad husbandry and companion animal markets with its Ivectosol™ 1% technology, focused immediately on cattle, swine and poultry industries with a combined annual consumption market size of more than 67 billion animals.

Additionally, the Company is pleased to announce the introduction of Michel Rondeau, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, as an advisor who will be overseeing the study and driving global pharmaceutical husbandry applications as part of the ongoing business commercialization of MVMD’s technology.

Dr. Rondeau has extensive experience in veterinary research having worked with numerous pharmaceutical companies in animal drug field trials and is credited with co-inventing a global award winning sprayable vaccination device that was acquired by Rhone Poulenc.  Dr. Rondeau has completed an extensive range of research and development projects across a diverse range of husbandry animals including porcine industrial medicine across preventative and curative medicine, nutrition and animal health products and automated feed systems.

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Mountain Valley MD $MVMD $MVMDF Confirms Quicksome™ License Agreement, First Revenues $CTLT $MRNA $NVAX

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:18 AM on Thursday, February 25th, 2021
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  • Entered a commercial license agreement with that is focused on the rapidly emerging global mushroom space.
  • Based on applying MVMD’s Quicksome™ technology to mushroom nutraceutical products
  • Initial payment in the amount of $250,000 CAD

Mountain Valley MD Holdings Inc. (the “Company” or “MVMD“) (CSE: MVMD) (FRA: 20MP) (OTCQB: MVMDF) is pleased to announce that Mountain Valley MD Inc. (“Mountain Valley“) has finalized and entered into a commercial license agreement with Circadian Wellness Corp. (“Circadian“), a privately held Ontario corporation that is focused on the rapidly emerging global mushroom space.

The license agreement with Circadian is based on applying MVMD’s Quicksome™ technology to mushroom nutraceutical products in consideration of ongoing product royalties and an initial payment in the amount of $250,000 CAD, made up of $200,000 CAD cash and $50,000 CAD of equity shares in Circadian.  The initial payment monies will be applied to formulation, product development and sample development work and represents the Company’s first revenues.

MVMD has been working closely with Circadian on proprietary formulations for mushroom-infused products that achieved a significant increase in overall molecule efficacy with the Company’s Quicksome™ desiccated liposome technology applied across a variety of rapid dissolve oral products.  Circadian is finalizing its product plans and go-to-market strategy for a broad line of naturally derived mushroom products that will be distributed initially in North America and expanded globally in future phases.

“Embedding Mountain Valley MD’s Quicksome™ technology into our unique mushroom product formulations has allowed us to create a product line that we believe will be unmatched in its efficacy in the marketplace,” stated Dr. Sanjeev Goel, Chief Medical Officer at Circadian Wellness and founder of Peak Human Labs. “The initial consumer testing with our energy and sleep products has been very well received.  The precision of this delivery technology allows us to build the functional mushroom business out while simultaneously pursuing a leadership position in the rapidly emerging psychedelic space.”

Circadian is a privately held Ontario corporation in the business of mushroom cultivation, extraction, clinical research and development, and end-user consumer health and wellness products and retreats (www.circadianwellness.com).

“With our focus on providing our global nutraceutical, vaccine and pharmaceutical partners with unprecedented product and market advantages, we believe our partnership with Circadian Wellness is a perfect bullseye for our value proposition across the health and wellness space,” stated Dennis Hancock, President and CEO of Mountain Valley MD.  “This inroad into the rapidly growing mushroom industry timed with the broadening analyst coverage of the numerous scientific benefits of mushrooms on human health are expected to be significant for our business plan at Mountain Valley MD.”

“Our ability to drive an increase in bioavailability across convenient and easy-to-use rapid dissolve oral delivery formats provides numerous product advantages that we believe will position Circadian Wellness products as the preeminent choice for consumers in the rapidly growing mushroom marketplace,” stated Mike Farber, Director of Life Sciences at Mountain Valley MD.

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Mountain Valley MD $MVMD $MVDMF to Include Testing of South African Mutation in Upcoming COVID-19 BSL-4 Clearance Work $CTLT $MRNA $NVAX

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:29 AM on Monday, February 22nd, 2021
  • Testing South African COVID-19 variant with the Company’s new solubilized Ivermectin technology.
  • Mutation is now the most dominant form of the COVID-19 virus in South Africa

Mountain Valley MD Holdings Inc. (the “Company” or “MVMD”) (CSE: MVMD) (FRA: 20MP) (OTCQB: MVMDF) is pleased to announce that it will be testing the new B.1.351 South African COVID-19 variant in its upcoming Bio Safety Level 4 (“BSL-4”) lab study, which is analyzing viral clearance efficacy with the Company’s new solubilized Ivermectin technology.

According to the World Health Organization*, the mutated B.1.351 COVID-19 variant is now the most dominant form of the COVID-19 virus in South Africa and is believed to be more infectious and thus easier to spread. As the COVID-19 virus continually mutates, researchers are assessing the impact of the current vaccines that are in distribution to understand if they may be rendered less effective or even noneffective**.

“We felt it was critical to look at this new South African COVID-19 variant given the immediate complexities we are seeing with the pace of vaccine rollout and the high probability that current vaccines will not be as effective, if at all, against these emerging mutations,” stated Dennis Hancock, President and CEO of Mountain Valley MD. “It is important to us across our broad human health objectives that our solubilized Ivermectin technology can be confidently applied as the broadest COVID-19 therapeutic and number one choice in the world when a vaccine falls short.”

The Company has previously communicated that it believes its solubilized Ivermectin would be suitable for a broad therapeutic across a wide range of viruses in the future, not just limited to COVID-19.

“It is not clear if the current vaccines will protect you from the new variants and early information is that vaccines are not as effective on the mutations. We are attempting in our work with the BSL-4 lab to target novel COVID-19 variants that would prove Ivermectin’s broad activity in interfering with the replication of the virus and thus broadly applies across multiple variants versus being specific to a variant the way a vaccine would be,” stated Mike Farber, Director of Life Sciences at MVMD.

As communicated in the Company’s news release on January 27, 2021, the BSL-4 trial will be the first of its kind ever conducted with human grade solubilized Ivermectin anywhere in the world and its design was led by the Company’s key scientific advisor, Dr. John Clements. Dr. Clements is Emeritus Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Tulane University School of Medicine and has over 35 years of experience in vaccine, immunology and infectious diseases research and development, with a distinguished scientific career focused on developing and evaluating vaccines for a wide range of infectious diseases globally.

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Mountain Valley MD $MVMD.ca to Commence Trading on OTCQB Market Under Ticker MVMDF $CTLT $MRNA $NVAX

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 1:33 PM on Friday, February 12th, 2021

Mountain Valley MD Holdings Inc. (the “Company” or “MVMD“) (CSE: MVMD) (FRA: 20MP) is pleased to announce that effective February 16, 2021, it will graduate from the OTC Pink Sheets (“OTCPK”) and commence trading on the OTCQB Venture Marketplace (“OTCQB”) under the symbol “MVMDF”. 

The OTCQB is operated by OTC Markets Group Inc. (“OTC”) out of New York City, NY.  The OTC operates the world’s largest electronic interdealer quotation system for US broker dealers and offers multiple media channels to increase the visibility of OTC-listed companies.  Trading on the OTCQB Market enables companies to efficiently build broader investor awareness and provide U.S. investors with a seamless trading facility to more easily trade through the broker of their choice.

Investors can find Real-Time quotes and market information for MVMD on www.otcmarkets.com.  The Company continues to trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol “MVMD” and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “20MP”.

“Trading on the OTCQB is an excellent advancement that will provide a large U.S. investor base with the opportunity to participate directly in Mountain Valley MD’s growth,” stated Dennis Hancock, President and CEO of Mountain Valley MD Holdings.  “The OTC listing will contribute to our strategy to continue to enhance our share liquidity and broaden the reach and awareness of our global health and wellness innovations.”

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Mountain Valley MD $MVMD.ca $MVMDF Contracts Tulane University for Adjuvant IPV Study $CTLT $MRNA $NVAX

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:53 AM on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021
  • Tulane University contracted as Research Organization to conduct its adjuvant Inactivated Polio Vaccine (“IPV“) study
  • Study will evaluate the ability of MVMD to promote dose-sparing, and therefore lower costs

Mountain Valley MD Holdings Inc. (the “Company” or “MVMD“) (CSE: MVMD) (FRA: 20MP) is pleased to announce it has contracted Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, as its Contract Research Organization (“CRO“) to conduct its adjuvant Inactivated Polio Vaccine (“IPV“) study, commencing in February, 2021.

As announced in its recent news release on January 20, 2021, the Company filed a POROUS ALUMINUM NANO-STRUCTURED ADJUVANT (“PANA“) patent to support its advanced vaccine dose sparing work and began immediately to undertake the study development and contracting of a qualified CRO.  The study will compare existing Alhydrogel adjuvant to the Company’s recently invented stable nano-particulate adjuvant by both intramuscular injection and intradermal injection immunization, evaluating the antibody responses following vaccination with fractional doses of IPV comparing delivery types with IPV alone or adjuvanted.

The study is anticipated to take sixty-days and will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Norton, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Tulane University School of Medicine.  Dr. Norton’s research focus is mucosal immunity and immunologic mechanisms of vaccination, with a particular concentration on how infection or vaccination can target specific cell populations involved in antigen transport and processing, enhance Th17 cell development and induce IgA production.

Dr. Norton was supported by the Company’s key scientific advisor, Dr. John Clements in the development and design of the adjuvant IPV study that would effectively determine the exact dose sparing achievement of its patent-pending approach.  Dr. Clements is Emeritus Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Tulane University School of Medicine and has over 35 years of experience in vaccine, immunology and infectious diseases research and development, with a distinguished scientific career focused on developing and evaluating vaccines for a wide range of infectious diseases globally.

“Our study will evaluate the ability of MVMD’s new porous aluminum nanostructures to adjuvant injected IPV, promote dose-sparing, and therefore lower costs, and facilitate mucosal and herd immunity when compared to IPV,” stated Dr. John Clements, MVMD scientific advisor and Emeritus Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Tulane University School of Medicine. “Successful completion of these studies and subsequent human clinical studies could further demonstrate the potential of Mountain Valley MD’s porous aluminum nanostructures as an adjuvant in a modified IPV vaccine strategy and thereby take a major step toward achieving the global eradication of polio.”

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Mountain Valley MD $MVMD.ca Proceeding With COVID-19 Clearance Trial in Level 4 Biohazard Facility $CTLT $MRNA $NVAX

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:11 AM on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
  • Lab study to demonstrate solubility technology applied to the Ivermectin drug can be applied as a broad therapeutic to immediately treat COVID-19
  • Commencing lab trial in late February 2021, with results anticipated in April 2021.

Mountain Valley MD Holdings Inc. (the “Company” or “MVMD“) (CSE: MVMD) (FRA: 20MP) is pleased to announce it has executed an agreement to conduct its Bio Safety Level 4 (“BSL-4”) lab study of COVID-19 viral clearance in transgenic mice designed to prove the superiority of the Company’s solubilized Ivermectin technology versus commercially available oral form in speed and efficacy of viral clearance.  The agreement was signed January 26, 2021.

“This is a very significant project for MVMD and it will clearly demonstrate how our solubility technology applied to the Ivermectin drug can be applied as a broad therapeutic to immediately treat COVID-19, as well as its role in stopping the deadly spread of future pandemics that are certain to follow,” stated Dennis Hancock, President and CEO of Mountain Valley MD.  “Quicksol™ allows us to imagine a world’s first as an injectable Ivermectin format for emergency front line usage as well as a rapid dissolve tablet that is administered for prevention like vitamin C around the world.”

There are less than thirty BSL-4 facilities in the world capable of performing this study and it is not unusual for projects to take up to three years to schedule.  The Company was able to demonstrate the significance of its patented solubilized Ivermectin technology through its presentation of the superior pharmacokinetic data documented from two previously completed pre-clinical trials and was granted approval by the BSL-4 facility to commence this trial in late February 2021.  The study results are anticipated in April 2021.

This study will be the first of its kind ever conducted with human grade solubilized Ivermectin anywhere in the world and its design was led by the Company’s key scientific advisor, Dr. John Clements.  Dr. Clements is Emeritus Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Tulane University School of Medicine and has over 35 years of experience in vaccine, immunology and infectious diseases research and development, with a distinguished scientific career focused on developing and evaluating vaccines for a wide range of infectious diseases globally.

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VIDEO – Mountain Valley MD $MVMD.ca Patent Filing Creates New Global Delivery And Patient Delivery Model That Can Eradicate Polio From The World …. Then Other Viruses $CTLT $MRNA $NVAX

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 6:55 PM on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
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Let us start off by saying this interview may be the best one we’ve done in the last 10 years.  Here is why.

When Mountain Valley MD issued this press release today, you wouldn’t be alone if you declared “I really don’t know what that means”.  The fact of the matter is that MVMD is a double-edged sword that puts it in a position to quite potentially change the way the world delivers drugs and vaccines via physical transport and into the body of patients who need them most.  The flip-side of creating something so cutting edge is that it makes it very difficult to understand for anybody without a Life Sciences PhD.

Fortunately, this is where AGORACOM comes in to bridge the worlds between MVMD and the investment community.  To do that, the first thing you have to understand is the following:

MVMD Takes Existing Vaccines and Drugs – And Delivers Them Better.  Both Into The Body and By Transportation To The World. Way Better.

For the purposes of introducing you to MVMD, we’ll use vaccines as an example given the state of the world since COVID-19 arrived.  Specifically, we’ve all heard more about vaccines in 12 months than we have in the last 12 years.  One thing we all know about vaccines is that vaccination is the safest way to protect people against infectious diseases.

BUT 

One thing we don’t know or understand about vaccinations is that they are only as good as:

1.  The global physical delivery system that actually gets them from the manufacturer to the hands of nurse who injects the vaccine;

2.  The delivery system into your body (i.e. injection)

If either parts of these delivery systems are weak, or even fail, a vaccine loses some or even all of its potency – and that’s not good.

This is where MVMD comes in.  They don’t make vaccines, drugs or pharmaceuticals.

What they do is make their delivery better.  Their physical delivery until their ultimate delivery into your body – and that is very good.

By doing so, they help save lives and they help manufacturers be more profitable – and that is very good for humanity and shareholders.

CAN MVMD CREATE A WORLD WITHOUT POLIO … AND THEN OTHER VIRUSES? THEY JUST MIGHT

With the information above in mind, you can now start to get a sense of the power of this quote from MVMD CEO, Dennis Hancock:

“Using a fraction of the Inactivated Polio Vaccine, applying advanced Quicksome™ thin film inside a vial that can be distributed completely outside of the cold chain, and administering through needleless applications is the formula to help us achieve our vision of a world without Polio“. 

If you want to find out what is possible, watch this powerful, eye-opening and sometimes emotional interview with CEO Dennis Hancock and Director of Life Sciences Mike Farber.

The COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel’s Statement on the Use of Ivermectin for the Treatment of COVID-19 SPONSOR: Mountain Valley MD $MVMD.ca $CTLT $MRNA $NVAX

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 12:53 PM on Friday, January 15th, 2021

SPONSOR: Mountain Valley MD has confirmed the ability to make the drug ivermectin water-soluble without the use of organic solvents, greatly increasing the potential applications for treatment. MVMD has Improved ivermectin’s water solubility by nearly 5000 times more than current solubility  Click Here for More Info

  • The NIH has upgraded their recommendation and now consider IVERMECTIN an option for use! The national Institute of Health

Recommendation

  • The COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel (the Panel) has determined that currently there are insufficient data to recommend either for or against the use of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19. Results from adequately powered, well-designed, and well-conducted clinical trials are needed to provide more specific, evidence-based guidance on the role of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19.

Rationale

Ivermectin is an antiparasitic drug that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of onchocerciasis and strongyloidiasis. Ivermectin is not FDA-approved for the treatment of any viral infection. In general, the drug is well tolerated. It is currently being evaluated as a potential treatment for COVID-19.

Antiviral and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Ivermectin

Reports from in vitro studies suggest that ivermectin acts by inhibiting the host importin alfa/beta-1 nuclear transport proteins, which are part of a key intracellular transport process that viruses hijack to enhance infection by suppressing the host antiviral response.1,2 In addition, ivermectin docking in vitro may interfere with the attachment of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein to the human cell membrane.3

Ivermectin has been shown to inhibit the replication of SARS-CoV-2 in cell culture. However, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies suggest that ivermectin doses up to 100-fold higher than those approved for use in humans would be required to achieve the plasma concentrations necessary to duplicate the drug’s antiviral efficacy in vitro.4,5 Even though ivermectin appears to accumulate in lung tissue, with the doses used in most clinical trials, predicted systemic plasma and lung tissue concentrations are much lower than 2 µM, the half-maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) against SARS-CoV-2 in vitro.6,7

Ivermectin demonstrates potential anti-inflammatory properties in some in vitro studies,8,9 properties which have been postulated to be beneficial in the treatment of COVID-19.10

Clinical Data

Since the last revision of the Ivermectin section of the Guidelines, the results of several randomized trials and retrospective cohort studies of ivermectin use in patients with COVID-19 have been published in peer-reviewed journals or made available as preliminary, non-peer-reviewed reports. Some clinical studies showed no benefits or worsening of disease after ivermectin use,11-14 whereas others reported shorter time to resolution of disease manifestations attributed to COVID-19,15-18 greater reduction in inflammatory markers,16,17 shorter time to viral clearance,11,16 or lower mortality rates in patients who received ivermectin than in patients who received comparator drugs or placebo.11,16,18

However, most of the studies reported to date had incomplete information and significant methodological limitations, which make it difficult to exclude common causes of bias. The missing information and limitations include the following:

  • The sample size of most of the trials was small.
  • Various doses and schedules of ivermectin were used.
  • Some of the randomized controlled trials were open-label studies in which neither the participants nor the investigators were blinded to the treatment arms.
  • In addition to ivermectin or the comparator drug, patients also received various concomitant medications (e.g., doxycycline, hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, zinc, corticosteroids), confounding assessment of the true efficacy or safety of ivermectin.
  • The severity of COVID-19 in the study participants was not always well described.
  • The study outcome measures were not always clearly defined.

Because of these limitations, the Panel cannot draw definitive conclusions about the clinical efficacy or safety of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19. Results from adequately powered, well-designed, and well-conducted clinical trials are needed to provide more specific, evidence-based guidance on the role of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19.

SOURCE: https://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/statement-on-ivermectin/

AGORACOM Small Cap 60: Innocan $INNO.ca Developing The Pharmaceutical Guided Missile To Defeat #Coronavirus Lung Infections $CGC.ca $APHA $OVAT.ca $KHRN.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:53 PM on Friday, November 27th, 2020
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Innocan Pharma Corporation (INNO:CSE) (IP4:FSE) has 3 fully operating divisions to address the market for Cannabis products.  As a Cannabis investor, why limit yourself to a Company with just one specialty, when InnoCan offers you exposure to both the exploding world of cannabis pharma, as well as, a portfolio of patent-pending and launch ready consumer health products.

6 Small Cap Stocks That Are Providing Real Products and Solutions In The Fight Against #Coronavirus #COVID19 $DM.ca $CBDT.ca $INNO.ca $KNR.ca $MTRX.ca $PRMO.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:18 PM on Thursday, November 12th, 2020
What do you call the disease caused by the novel coronavirus? Covid-19

The devastation and destruction of Coronavirus COVID-19 is well documented and doesn’t need much repeating here. 

What we do know is that COVID-19 has created global demand for highly specialty products required to protect, test, detect and defend as many people as possible. 

Moreover, given its persistence and the potential for a 2nd wave around the world, governments and businesses both big and small are now in need of solutions that go beyond locking down economies by helping them stay open, generate revenue, keep people employed … all while keeping them safe.

There are no magic bullets.  COVD-19 didn’t exist 12 months ago, so there are no established or incumbent leaders.  This has created an opportunity for small but nimble companies with high-tech expertise to adapt their products as solutions in one of the many verticals that require help fighting COVID-19.

Here are 6 small-cap companies (in alphabetical order) that have provided real solutions to helping the fight against COVID-19.

Datametrex AI Limited (DM:TSXV) (D4G:FSE) (DTMXF: OTC )an AI and Machine learning company was well positioned with deep roots in South Korea to make the ultimate pivot to Covid-19 test kit distribution.  When the Canadian Government came calling for assistance in importing and distributing COVID-19 test kits, Datametrex stepped up to the task thanks to its security clearances already in place in both countries.

Since then, the company has signed multiple multi-million dollar Covid-19 test kit supply agreements with mining companies, a $20M CAD agreement with the television and film industry and various educational institutions.  This is in addition to lucrative AI contracts with various levels of government and enterprise level customers such as LOTTE Group, the fifth-largest conglomerate in Korea with annual revenues of approximately $60B USD.

REVENUE $CAD

Q1 + 62% To $809,000

Q2 + 419% To $1,954,000

TOTAL Q1 AND Q2

REVENUE     $2.8M vs $875K = +220%

GROSS PROFIT $1.2 vs $739K = +62%

Given the speed of incoming contracts, the quarterly financials don’t reflect deals done during the third quarter. Here’s just a few;

  • Datametrex Expands Distribution of Film and Television Coronavirus Testing Across Canada (October 27, 2020)
  • Expands to Toronto Film Production Company for COVID-19 Testing Solutions (September 30, 2020)
  • $20M Supply Agreement With Major Worldwide Media & Entertainment Company for COVID-19 (September 24, 2020)
  • Received Third COVID-19 Order from TV Production Company (September 21, 2020)
  • Received  COVID-19 Test Kits Order for $1.6M From a Canadian Mining Company (September 3, 2020)

··      The company has also experienced robust demand for related services. Datametrex entered into a sales agreement with 7-Eleven Korea for Robotic Process Automation infrastructure (RPA) in order to automate certain business processes.

The global RPA market size is expected to reach $7.2 billion by 2025, rising at a market growth of 32.6% CAGR during the forecast period. RPA is the technology that enables anyone to configure computer software today, or a “robot” to replicate and incorporate the actions of a person working within digital systems to conduct a business process.

For more information, please visit the Datametrex AI hub on AGORACOM.

Empower (CBDT: CSE) (EPWCF:OTCQB) (8EC:Frankfurt) is a vertically integrated, multi-state operator of medical clinics with a database of over 165,000 patients, a database that almost every medical cannabis and CBD company would kill for …. but that’s not all. In an effort to combat COVID-19 the company’s physician staffed clinics have are also generating significant revenue and growth as follows:  

  • Increased CBD treatments from patients suffering increased anxiety;
  • Covid-19 Testing for individuals and families
  • Covid-19 Testing for local businesses and employees 
  • Covid-19 Testing for enterprise level organizations across the country 
  • Empower Clinics and Loop Insights Combine COVID-19 Testing Expertise With Venue Tracing To Create First Ever “Travel Bubble” Solution For Global Travel Industry Set To Lose $3.3 Trillion
  • Acquisition of an 8,000 sq ft lab in Dallas that can process 4,000 COVID-19 RT-PCR tests per day. RT-PCR tests are considered the gold standard of COVID-19 testing

How significant is this acquisition that only closed a couple of weeks ago? At the lowest price of $USD 80 per test and operating on just 1,000 tests per day, the clinic would deliver $USD 80,000 in revenue PER DAY.

Patient Visits

  • Q1 + 377% To 5,717
  • Q2 + 56% To 6,696

Revenues $USD

  • Q1 + 416% To $790,000 (NO COVID)
  • Q2 + 56% To $923.000

TOTAL Q1 AND Q2

  • REVENUE                 $1.7M vs $745K         = + 130%
  • PATIENTS                 12,400 vs 5,500           = + 125%
  • NET LOSS                 $920K vs 1.85M         = – 50% 

Empower has now delivered growth in 4 successive financial reports (Q4, FY 2019, Q1 and Q2), so it is safe to say that superstar CEO Steve McAuley can officially claim victory on the turnaround he inherited in 2019. 

Oh, and did we mention that CEO Steven McAuley is Six Sigma certified under the quality initiative of legendary GE (General Electric) Chairman Jack Welch? We’ve never seen a Six Sigma certified CEO in the Canadian small cap markets. Never.  Which explains how McAuley has been able to guide Empower Clinics through the most disruptive retail environment in recent history and turn it into significant growth. 

For more information about the company, please check out the Empower HUB on AGORACOM.

Innocan Pharma Corporation (INNO: CSE) (IP4:FSE) is an Israeli based company developing the pharmaceutical guided missile to defeat coronavirus lung infections. The company specializes in the development of new drug platforms which combine unique properties of Cannabinoids.

Innocan, together with Tel Aviv University are developing new, revolutionary exosome based technology (CLX), loaded with cannabidiol (CBD) targeting the coronavirus infected lung cells.

Why is this significant?

CLX may hold the potential to provide anti-inflammatory properties and assist in the recovery of infected lung cells. It is expected to be administrated by inhalation, CLX will be tested on a variety of lung infections focusing on patients infected by the coronavirus disease.

Superior Management Team

More than just lip service, Innocan has a world class management team to make this happen.

In the small cap world, the jockey(s) that drive the horse are just as important as the horse itself.  The Innocan Leadership Group Is Incomparable In The Small Cap World, Comprised Of Leading Israeli Pharmaceutical Executives including:

Executive Chairman (Ron Mayron) was the CEO Of Teva Israel, one of the largest generic pharmaceutical companies in the world

Co-Founder & VP Business Development (Yoram Drucker) was the Founder of 2 NASDAQ Companies (Pluristem & Brainstorm)

Chief Technology Officer (Nir Avram) is a former member of the pharma innovation team at Perrigo, producer of OTC consumer goods and specialty pharma.

Chief Executive Officer (Iris Bincovich) has a proven track record in opening global markets, having managed hundreds of successful transactions in OTC, cosmetics and dermatology.

While the Company develops their pharmaceutical solution, Innocan has a portfolio of patent-pending and launch ready consumer health products that are already commercializing around the world as follows:

CONSUMER RETAIL – DERMA COSMETICS – A premium derma cosmetics brand, manufacturing has commenced with distribution agreements in place.

OVER THE COUNTER (OTC) PRODUCTS FOR PAIN RELIEF – patent-pending CBD pain relief brand received FDA technical validation.

Global Manufacturing / Distribution Agreements

To support this global growth, Innocan already has the following relationships in place:

Endless Sky Inc. a Canadian large scale Cannabis extractor (Manufacturing and Distribution – Canada)

Swiss CBD provider Cloud 9 Switzerland LLC (Distribution – Italy and Switzerland)

Active Therapeutics Ltd of Lancashire, United Kingdom (Distribution – UK and Ireland markets)

For more information about the company, please check out the Innocan Pharma Corporation hub on AGORACOM.

Kontrol Energy is the Google NEST of smart building technology, with a Blue Chip client base to prove it with the likes of Beyond Meat, Toyota, Oxford, Telus and Brookfield to name a few.

As a result, Kontrol is already achieving commercial success as follows:

·         Q1 $2.3M

·         Q2 $2.7M

TOTAL Q1 AND Q2

  • REVENUE                 $5M
  • GROSS PROFIT        $2.7M

ADAPTING CORE TECH TO PROVIDE BLUE CHIP CUSTOMERS WITH REAL-TIME AIR DETECTION OF COVID-19 IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the needs of its blue chip customer base, Kontrol is adapting its core technologies team to development and commercialize its Kontrol BioCloud® analyzer, a wall-mounted technology which detects the presence of COVID-19 in the air of commercial buildings and triggers an alert system to provide real time notifications.

GEARING UP PRODUCTION FOR UP TO 20,000 UNITS PER MONTH

Initial expectations, based on lab testing completed to date, is that BioCloud will be effective in small to medium space settings with 3 or more people, and therefore would be suitable for areas such as classrooms, offices, airplanes, trains, buses, long-term care facilities and hospitals. The company is currently building a global supply chain with the goal of being able to supply 20,000 units per month.

The implications of the Kontrol BioCloud® analyzer could be enormous and could have a major impact on the global economy. Paul Ghezzi, CEO of Kontrol Energy has received calls from interested parties spanning the entire globe. In addition, mainstream media has taken notice:

Early tests suggest new Canadian technology could detect the coronavirus in the air Read More

Canadian firm develops tech to ‘detect COVID-19 in the air’; stock doubles Read More.

Kontrol Energy’s BioCloud Featured By Singapore’s IBI Times Read More

CSA APPROVAL RECEIVED ON NOVEMBER 5TH

On Novebmer 5th, KNR announced receipt of CSA standards approval for its BioCloud® technology.

“This is another important milestone for Kontrol and represents the continuing advancement of the BioCloud® technology,” says Paul Ghezzi, CEO Kontrol. “CSA is a Canadian standard for safety and is also accepted in jurisdictions outside Canada. In addition to CSA we continue to work on other important regional certifications including UL and CE for the United States and European markets respectively.”

UL STANDARDS APPROVAL RECEIVED NOVEMBER 12TH

“We continue to execute on the important milestones for commercialization of BioCloud,” says Paul Ghezzi, CEO of Kontrol. “With CSA and UL we now have standards approval that covers Canada, the United States and various other global regions. We continue to work towards CE standards certification which is primarily for the European market.”

DISCLAIMER: The Company has not made any express or implied claims that its product has the ability to eliminate, cure or contain the COVID-19 (or SARS-2 Coronavirus).

For more information about the company, please check out the Kontrol Energy hub on AGORACOM.

Loop Insights (MTRX:TSXV)(RACMF:OTCQB) was already a leading provider of contactless solutions and artificial intelligence (“AI”) to the brick and mortar space prior to the arrival of COVID-19.

Over the last few months Loop has adapted its contactless platform to also provide contact tracing and real-time testing to large venues and businesses.  More than just lip service, Loop has already announced significant partnerships and news with the likes of:

TELUS  

Loop was recently accepted into the TELUS IoT Marketplace for national sales and marketing to TELUS business Customers

Andrew Turner, TELUS VP Strategic Operations,

“By partnering with innovative and leading IoT development companies, such as Loop, we’re ensuring that our customers have access to some of the most advanced IoT business solutions in the world.” 

AMAZON 

On October 29th, the Company announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Loop Insights would be hosting an interactive webinar to showcase the Company ‘ s Venue Tracing Solution to a global audience of businesses to learn about the technical, security, privacy, and commercial aspects of Loop ‘ s Venue Tracing Platform. 

The invitees were from industries including but not limited to: 

  • Airlines
  • Venue Owners
  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Telecom
  • Government

How did the webinar go?  On October 30th Loop announced Early Response To Amazon Web Services And Loop Insights Showcase Of Loop Venue Tracing Solution To Global Audience Indicates Great Success

The presentation ended at approximately 1:15 PM EST, and by 8:00 PM EST Loop had received over 100 direct inquiries from enterprise-level attendees spanning many different industries and countries. Loop Insights anticipates many more direct inquiries to be received in the coming days.

Loop Insights CEO Rob Anson:

“We knew going into the webinar that interest in our Contactless Platform and Solutions was very high given the high-level nature of clients we had already announced leading up to it. These attendees, many of whom represent household name entities, were looking to us for solutions that can protect people, instill confidence in their customers and get their enterprises moving once again. Nonetheless, the response to the demonstration of our Contactless Venue Tracing Platform was simply incredible and even surpassed our expectations. We are optimistic that Loop Insights is establishing an identity as a global force in the contactless space and believe the responses will lead to significant business for Loop. We can’t thank Amazon Web Services enough for their continued support and partnership.”

In addition to these successes, Loop stated that its Venue Tracing platform is clearly gaining recognition and third-party validation, including implementations with:

  • Implemented Into the Las Vegas flagship properties of a Global Hospitality company (July 23, 2020)
  • Invited by NCAA DIV 1 BIG EAST CONFERENCE To Present Solution For 11 schools (August 17, 2020)
  • Partnership with BDG sports to deliver NBA, NHL, NCAA and PGA Sporting Events. (August 13, 2020)
  • Implemented By University Of Houston  (September 16, 2020)
  • Loop Insights Signs $1,930,000 USD License Deal with Austin, TX Based CasaPerks (September 28, 2020)
  • Selected as the Premier Venue Tracing and Fan Engagement Solution for NCAA College Basketball “Bubble” in Las Vegas (October 8, 2020)

For more information about the company, please check out the Loop Insights hub on AGORACOM.

Primo Nutraceuticals, a player in the hemp space pivoted early in the pandemic to sell their Primo Lemon Hand Sanitizer in Amazon’s Personal Safety & Household category. The company further solidified its move to PPE by entering into agreement with Duquette Consulting LLC, a company owned by Dan Duquette.

Dan Duquette is a twice named Major League Baseball (MLB) Executive of the Year and former Executive Vice-President of the Baltimore Orioles, General Manager of the Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox, and Milwaukee Brewers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Duquette). Dan Duquette has joined forces with Primo Nutraceuticals to partner in the development, sourcing and the global supply of personal protective equipment products.

The company has been issued a Medical Device Establishment License from Health Canada.The MDEL is a license issued to companies for the activities of manufacturing, importing and distributing of all four classes of medical devices for human use in Canada. These classes include; nitrile gloves, N95 surgical masks & KN95 masks, surgical gowns, respirators and testing kits to name a few.

The PPE Distribution Market worth $28.9 Billion by 2025 in North America and E.U

The North America and Europe distribution market for PPE is expected to reach US$28.95 M by 2025.

For more information about the company, please check out the Primo Nutraceuticals hub on AGORACOM.

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