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VIDEO – Empower Clinics $CBDT.ca Acquires Testing Lab And Lands First COVID-19 Testing Contract For Major Film & TV Studio $VPT.ca $ADK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 6:42 PM on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Sometimes, you just have to let the numbers speak for themselves.  With 165,000 patients, Empower Clinics (CBDT:CSE) (EPWCF:OTCQB) has a database that almost every medical cannabis and CBD company would kill for … but then these numbers came in for the first two quarters:

Revenues $USD 1.7M vs $745,000 = 130% Gain

Patient Visits 12,400 vs 5,500 = 125% Gain

CBDT 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.

But he is far from done.

In the last 36 hours, Empower announced:

1.  The acquisition of an 8,000 sq ft lab in Dallas (they do everything big over there) that can process 4,000 COVID-19 tests per day.  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.  We will let you do the math with the combination of higher prices + more tests per day.

2.  An agreement to run 1,000 COVID-19 RT-PCR Tests for a major film & TV studio, which could lead to much more business if all goes well with this first batch. To this end, the lab has already processed tests for six different film and television productions since September 1st (prior to the acquisition) and continues to build both confidence and credibility within the industry.

It doesn’t take much to see that the lab has the potential to take Empower to a whole new level.  Specifically, if you’re an investor in Well Health (WELL:TSX) and/or CloudMD (DOC:TSXV) you have to start taking a serious look at Empower as the next great potential health and wellness company.  It’s already proven solid revenues and growth from its clinics, is expanding its telemedicine practice very nicely and now has the power to quickly generate significant enterprise level revenues from its newly acquired medical diagnostics laboratory … which is already bearing fruit just 24 hours after the acquisition.

Can McAuley pull it off?  First consider what he has already accomplished after inheriting a catastrophe of a company in early 2019.  Secondly, 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 through Q2 2020 … with some jet fuel now added here in Q4.

And if you MISSED Well Health and CloudMD, you really need to take a close look at Empower as the next great small cap health & wellness company.

Watch this interview or listen by Podcast on AppleGoogleSpotify or your favourite podcaster.

Empower Clinics $CBDT.ca Acquires Medical Laboratory Capable of Processing 4,000 #COVID-19 RT-PCR Tests Per Day $VPT.ca $ADK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:02 AM on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Kai Medical Laboratory, a state-of-the-art diagnostics laboratory in Dallas, TX, will advance Empower COVID-19 national testing programs for enterprise clients, including movie and television studios, businesses, colleges and universities

  • Pursuant to the terms of a membership interest purchase agreement dated October 5, 2020, has completed the acquisition of Kai Medical Laboratory, LLC (“KAI“) from KTM5 Holdings, LLC, NULV11, LLC and Consistent Investment Group, LLC (together, the “Vendors“), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Empower Healthcare Assets Inc. (“Empower Health“), for consideration having an aggregate value of US$1,971,857 (CAD$2,613,478), effective as of October 5, 2020 (the “Transaction“).

VANCOUVER BC / October 6, 2020 / EMPOWER CLINICS INC. (CSE:CBDT) (Frankfurt:8EC) (OTCQB:EPWCF) (“Empower” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that, pursuant to the terms of a membership interest purchase agreement dated October 5, 2020, has completed the acquisition of Kai Medical Laboratory, LLC (“KAI“) from KTM5 Holdings, LLC, NULV11, LLC and Consistent Investment Group, LLC (together, the “Vendors“), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Empower Healthcare Assets Inc. (“Empower Health“), for consideration having an aggregate value of US$1,971,857 (CAD$2,613,478), effective as of October 5, 2020 (the “Transaction“).

COVID-19 RT-PCR TESTING IS THE GOLD STANDARD THAT ALLOWS EMPOWER TO ROLL OUT NATIONAL PHASE 4 TESTING PROGRAMS

KAI Medical Laboratory operates a high-complexity CLIA and COLA accredited laboratory that provides reliable and accurate testing solutions to hospitals, medical clinics, pharmacies, and employer groups. KAI has taken an active role in COVID-19 testing, battling the pandemic through RT-PCR testing and serology testing with the capacity to process 4,000 RT-PCR test specimens per day. While the RT-PCR test identifies if a patient has an active virus, the serology or antibody test detects if a patient has previously been exposed to the virus. Both of these test results are vital to managing outbreaks and the potential spread of coronavirus.

As a result of this capability, Empower is now able to expand phase four of its COVID-19 testing rollout which was first announced on April 27, 2020 beginning with testing in-clinic testing (Phase 1) and culminating with a nationwide roll-out across the United States (Phase 4). Phase 4 allows Empower to service enterprise level clients, including movie and television studios that require reliable, accurate, fast and mass batch testing capabilities in order to resume production in a safe and compliant manner.

“Adding Kai Medical Laboratory to the Empower Clinics family enables us to dramatically expand COVID-19 testing capability, for our get back to work & get back to school initiatives as part of our national rollout plans” said Steven McAuley, Empower’s Chairman & CEO. “Kai Medical has a newly built high-complexity lab offering a wide array of testing services, that we will leverage to serve the massive demand for national COVID testing in the U.S. Additionally, as flu season arrives and a potential second-wave of COVID takes hold, the technical infrastructure of Kai Medical allows Empower to capture testing demand and bring new technical testing products to market.”

COVID-19 TESTING PROGRAMS FOR EMPLOYERS AND DIRECT TO CONSUMER ALREADY UNDERWAY AT KAI LABORATORY

To further assist with COVID-19 testing, Kai Medical Laboratory has also developed two key programs in Texas and Arizona. The first program is a direct-to-consumer program that leverages the ability of various healthcare providers to order and administer both the RT-PCR test and the Antibody test. This increases the ability of the general population to be tested, in certain circumstances. The second is an Employer COVID-19 Compliance Program (ECCP) for business owners and employer groups to enable them to test and monitor their employees.

Texas program https://www.testtexasnow.com

Arizona program https://www.covidtest2u.com

Finally, beyond its COVID-19 capabilities, Kai Medical Laboratory offers a wide array of testing services ranging from hematology to hormone testing, endocrinology, toxicology, and immunology. These tests are done under the supervision of its well-qualified and highly experienced scientists, medical professionals and pharmacists.

KAI MEDICAL LABORATORY TEAM LEAD BY YOSHI TYLER

The driving force behind Kai Medical Laboratory’s remarkable growth and success is Yoshi Tyler. Yoshi has a passion for being an entrepreneur, and over time, she found her true calling in healthcare. Driven by this interest, she pursued her career in the healthcare industry for more than two decades. She held leadership positions at a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company for over thirteen years. These leadership experiences provided her with in-depth knowledge and industry insights that helped her to lead Kai Medical Laboratory towards growth.

The Kai Medical Laboratory team includes key roles including Principal Scientist, Director of Operations, Molecular Scientist, Quality Assurance, Lab Director and other critical roles.

“Kai Medical Laboratory is inspired by science and built on integrity and joining Empower allows our highly skilled personnel and state-of-the-art instrumentation to expand from a local community level to a national level” says Yoshi Tyler, Founder of Kai Medical. “Our mission is to change healthcare through science & innovative quality care, and with Empower providing an expansion of resources, Kai Medical Laboratory will be in a position to help the national need for expanded COVID-19 testing as the second wave commences.”

ADDITIONAL TERMS OF THE ACQUISITION

In connection with the closing of the Transaction (the “Closing“), Empower; (i) assumes certain short term and long term liabilities comprised of the SBA Loan of (US$1,139,577), the EIDL Loan of (US$150,000), the PPP Loan of (US$86,379), revolving debt of (US$89,478), (ii), accounts payable of (US$192,460), (iii) other short term and long term liabilities of (US$313,963), in total equal to the amount of US$1,971,857 (CAD$2,613,478), (the “Assumed Indebtedness“); the issuance of options to purchase common shares of Buyer Parent at an exercise price of CDN$0.05 per share, subject to the terms and conditions of each of the Option Agreements, in an amount equal to 400,000 share options to Yoshi Tyler, as the principal of KTM5, and 100,000 share options to Michael Haines, as the principal of NULV11 (the “Options“); and the issuance of a warrant certificate to Continuous Investment Group, LLC to purchase 500,000 common shares of Buyer Parent at a purchase price of CDN$0.05 per share, subject to the terms and conditions of the Warrant Certificate (the “Warrants“).

Market Leading Technology Kai Medical Laboratory utilizes state-of-the-art instrumentation, preeminent testing methodologies, and laboratory services enabling high-complexity accredited laboratory testing solutions, providing some of the following key instrument testing capabilities:

  • Thermo Fisher – QuantStudio 12K Flex
    • COVID-19 testing
    • Cannabis Testing
    • Clinical Genomics
  • Roche Cobas 6000
    • COVID-19 Antibody testing
    • Clinical Chemistry/Endocrinology
  • AB SCIEX 6500+ – Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry
    • Clinical Chemistry/Endocrinology
    • Agriculture/Cannabis testing
  • AB SCIEX 4500 – Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry
    • Urine Toxicology
    • Cannabis testing
  • SYSMEX XN-550
    • Hematology

(CLIA) The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments regulate laboratory testing and require clinical laboratories to be certified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) before they can accept human samples for diagnostic testing.

(COLA) is the premier clinical laboratory accreditation, education and consultation organization. An independent accreditor whose practical, educational standards have a positive and immediate impact on patient care. http://www.cola.org

ABOUT EMPOWER

Empower is an integrated health & wellness company with a network of corporate and franchised health & wellness clinics in the U.S. The Company is focused on helping patients improve and protect their health, through innovative physician recommended treatment options. The Company has launched Dosed Wellness Ltd. to connect its significant data, to the potential of the efficacy of alternative treatment options related to hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) therapies, psilocybin and other psychedelic plant-based treatment options. The Company provides COVID-19 testing services to consumers and businesses as part of a four-phased nationwide testing initiative.

ABOUT Kai Medical Laboratory

Our mission is to change healthcare through science & innovative quality care by providing value added services, accuracy, and consistency. Our unwavering commitment to quality compliance and scientific innovation elevates Kai Medical Laboratory to a new standard in patient care. Kai Medical Laboratory is located in the Dallas Medical District in close proximity to some of the largest healthcare groups in the U.S. including Parkland Hospital, UT Southwestern, Children’s Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas), Tenet Healthcare (Dallas), CHRISTUS Healthcare (Dallas).

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Steven McAuley
Chief Executive Officer

CONTACTS:

Investors:
Dustin Klein
Director
[email protected]
720-352-1398

Investors:
Steven McAuley
CEO
[email protected]
604-789-2146

DISCLAIMER FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain “forward-looking statements” or “forward-looking information” (collectively “forward looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. Forward-looking statements can frequently be identified by words such as “plans”, “continues”, “expects”, “projects”, “intends”, “believes”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “may”, “will”, “potential”, “proposed” and other similar words, or information that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the expected benefits to the Company and its shareholders as a result of the acquisition of Kai Medical Laboratory; the transaction terms; the expected number of clinics and patients following the closing; the future potential success of Kai Medical Laboratory, Sun Valley’s franchise model; the anticipated date of closing of the acquisition and the occurrence thereof; and that the Company will be positioned to be a market-leading service provider for complex patient requirements in 2020 and beyond. Such statements are only projections, are based on assumptions known to management at this time, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including: that the Kai Medical Laboratory acquisition may not be completed on the terms expected or at all; that the Company’s products may not work as expected; that the Company may not be able to expand COVID-19 testing; that legislative changes may have an adverse affect on the Company’s business and product development; that the Company may not be able to obtain adequate financing to pursue its business plan; general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; failure to obtain any necessary approvals in connection with the proposed transaction; and other factors beyond the Company’s control. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The Company is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable laws.

SOURCE: EMPOWER CLINICS INC.

VIDEO – Empower Clinics $CBDT.ca Grows Revenues 130%, Patient Visits 125% And Becomes Cash Flow Positive $WEED.ca $CGC $ACB $APH $CRON.ca $OGI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:03 PM on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Sometimes, you just have to let the numbers speak for themselves.  With 165,000 patients, Empower Clinics (CBDT:CSE) (EPWCF:OTCQB) has a database that almost every medical cannabis and CBD company would kill for … but then these numbers came in for the first two quarters:

Revenues $USD 1.7M vs $745,000 = 130% Gain

Patient Visits 12,400 vs 5,500 = 125% Gain

CBDT 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.

But he is far from done.

CBDT also just announced the potential acquisition of an 8,000 sq ft lab in Dallas (they do everything big over there) that can process 2,000 COVID-19 tests per 8 hour shift.  At an average price of ~ $USD 90 per test, the clinic could represent $USD 180,000 in revenue PER SHIFT.  However, until this acquisition closes, we’re not going to focus on it too much – but that could happen as early as next week.  

Moreover, CBDT has to actually fill that capacity, which McAuley says he is working on right now with some enterprise sized discussions taking place as we write. Can he pull it off?  First consider what he has already accomplished after inheriting a catastrophe of a company.  Secondly, 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 … and gives us optimism about this acquisition.

Watch this amazing interview.

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Empower Clinics $CBDT.ca Expands COVID-19 Testing Programs by Commencing RT-PCR Testing $WEED.ca $CGC $ACB $APH $CRON.ca $OGI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 6:56 AM on Thursday, September 10th, 2020
  • Commenced COVID-19 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), testing through its Sun Valley Health operations in Arizona, using RT-PCR test kits and laboratory test processing by Kai Medical Laboratory in Dallas, TX., the recently announced proposed acquisition target by Empower
  • programs are part of a “Back to Work” and “Back to School” initiative supported by a variety of outbound marketing campaigns including new Facebook ads, text message & email campaigns and outbound call-center campaigns targeting businesses, universities & colleges, sports teams or organizations where effective social distancing could be difficult.

VANCOUVER BC / September 10, 2020 / EMPOWER CLINICS INC. (CSE:CBDT)(Frankfurt:8EC)(OTCQB:EPWCF) (“Empower” or the “Company“) today announces it has commenced COVID-19 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), testing through its Sun Valley Health operations in Arizona, using RT-PCR test kits and laboratory test processing by Kai Medical Laboratory in Dallas, TX., the recently announced proposed acquisition target by Empower.

The programs are part of a “Back to Work” and “Back to School” initiative supported by a variety of outbound marketing campaigns including new Facebook ads, text message & email campaigns and outbound call-center campaigns targeting businesses, universities & colleges, sports teams or organizations where effective social distancing could be difficult.

RT-PCR Testing can be booked via: https://www.sunvalleyhealth.com/covid-19-test-book-now/

Currently Kai Medical Laboratory has the capacity to complete in excess of 2,000 RT-PCR tests in one eight-hour shift by utilizing its Thermo Fisher QuantStudio 12k Flex testing machine.

“Launching our RT-PCR testing programs utilizing the capability of Kai Medical Labs gives us the ability to access massive testing volume not only in Arizona, but nationwide in the U.S.” said Steven McAuley, Empower’s Chairman & CEO. “Our team at Sun Valley Health has created numerous strategic marketing campaigns to drive awareness and testing volume, leveraging our supply chain improvements with increased profit margins.”

Many schools and universities are now requiring students and teachers to provide RT-PCR testing results prior to returning to campus. Our nasal or throat swab RT-PCR testing program allow students and teachers to quickly be tested and receive results from a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), accredited laboratory in only 24 – 48 hours.

Businesses need a stable workforce, and must be quick to isolate employees with any symptoms. Our RT-PCR testing allows employees to be tested quickly and receive results within 24 – 48 hours, giving the employee and the employer the opportunity to activate non-contagious employees and safely return to work!

Travelers are also discovering demands to get a RT-PCR test and provide the result upon check-in at the airport. The reports are required to be no more than 3 days old. Our testing program provides accurate results within 24-48 hours, giving the patient a document that can make the difference in being able to travel.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/k-12-testing.html
https://www.wsj.com/articles/universities-plan-robust-covid-19-testing-for-returning-students-11594812937

An RT-PCR assay is a viral molecular test to detect active infection directly in a patient’s RNA genetic sequence. An RT-PCR swab test is considered the gold-standard for testing & diagnosing active viral infections and should be used for anyone who has symptoms or known exposure to COVID-19. These tests are renowned for high sensitivity and high specificity.

(CLIA) The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments regulate laboratory testing and require clinical laboratories to be certified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) before they can accept human samples for diagnostic testing.

USA COVID-19 Data as at September 9, 2020
TOTAL CASES: 6,310,663
TOTAL DEATHS: 189,147
CASES IN LAST 7 DAYS: 262,971

ARIZONA as at September 9, 2020
CONFIRMED CASES: 204,239
PROBABLE CASES: 1,806
TOTAL CASES: 206,045
CASES IN LAST 7 DAYS: 3,703
CASES/100K: 2,873
DEATHS/100K: 72

TEXAS as at September 9, 2020
TOTAL CASES: 641,791
CASES IN LAST 7 DAYS: 24,458
CASES/100K: 2,236
DEATHS/100K: 47

ABOUT EMPOWER

Empower is a vertically integrated health & wellness company with a network of corporate and franchised health & wellness clinics in the U.S. The Company is focused on helping patients improve and protect their health, through innovative physician recommended treatment options. The Company has launched Dosed Wellness Ltd. to connect its significant data, to the potential of the efficacy of alternative treatment options related to hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) therapies, psilocybin and other psychedelic plant-based treatment options. The Company provides COVID-19 testing services to consumers and businesses as part of a four-phased nationwide testing initiative.

ABOUT Kai Medical Laboratory

Kai Medical Laboratory is a high-complexity CLIA and COLA accredited Laboratory that provides reliable and accurate testing solutions to hospitals, medical clinics, pharmacies, and employer groups. Kai Medical Laboratory offers a wide array of testing services ranging from hematology to hormone testing, endocrinology, toxicology, and immunology. These tests are done under the supervision of its well-qualified and highly experienced scientists, medical professionals, and pharmacists. https://www.kaimedicallaboratory.com

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Steven McAuley
Chief Executive Officer

CONTACTS:

Investors: Dustin Klein
Director
[email protected]
720-352-1398

Investors: Steven McAuley
CEO
[email protected]
604-789-2146

DISCLAIMER FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain “forward-looking statements” or “forward-looking information” (collectively “forward looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release.Forward-looking statements can frequently be identified by words such as “plans”, “continues”, “expects”, “projects”, “intends”, “believes”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “may”, “will”, “potential”, “proposed” and other similar words, or information that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the expected benefits to the Company and its shareholders as a result of the proposed acquisition of Sun Valley; the proposed transaction terms; the expected number of clinics and patients following the closing; the future potential success of Sun Valley’s franchise model; the anticipated date of closing of the acquisition and the occurrence thereof; and that the Company will be positioned to be a market-leading service provider for complex patient requirements in 2019 and beyond. Such statements are only projections, are based on assumptions known to management at this time, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including: that the Kai Medical Laboratory acquisition may not be completed on the terms expected or at all; that the Company’s products may not work as expected; that the Company may not be able to expand COVID-19 testing; that legislative changes may have an adverse affect on the Company’s business and product development; that the Company may not be able to obtain adequate financing to pursue its business plan; general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; failure to obtain any necessary approvals in connection with the proposed transaction; and other factors beyond the Company’s control. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The Company is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable laws.

SOURCE: Empower Clinics Inc.

Empower Clinics $CBDT.ca Announces Acquisition of Medical Diagnostics Laboratory $WEED.ca $CGC $ACB $APH $CRON.ca $OGI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:06 AM on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Empower intends to acquire Kai Medical Laboratory, a state-of-the-art diagnostics laboratory located in the medical district of Dallas, TX to advance COVID-19 national testing programs

  • Entered into a non-binding term sheet to acquire the business of Kai Medical Laboratory, LLC, by way of a share or asset acquisition, subject to due diligence and customary closing conditions
  • Kai Medical Laboratory is a high-complexity CLIA and COLA accredited Laboratory that provides reliable and accurate testing solutions to hospitals, medical clinics, pharmacies, and employer groups
  • Kai Medical Laboratory offers a wide array of testing services ranging from hematology to hormone testing, endocrinology, toxicology, and immunology

VANCOUVER, BC / September 1, 2020 / EMPOWER CLINICS INC. (CSE:CBDT) (Frankfurt:8EC) (OTCQB:EPWCF) (“Empower” or the “Company“) today announces it has entered into a non-binding term sheet to acquire the business of Kai Medical Laboratory, LLC (“Kai Medical Laboratory“), by way of a share or asset acquisition, subject to due diligence and customary closing conditions.

Kai Medical Laboratory is a high-complexity CLIA and COLA accredited Laboratory that provides reliable and accurate testing solutions to hospitals, medical clinics, pharmacies, and employer groups. Kai Medical Laboratory offers a wide array of testing services ranging from hematology to hormone testing, endocrinology, toxicology, and immunology. These tests are done under the supervision of its well-qualified and highly experienced scientists, medical professionals, and pharmacists. https://www.kaimedicallaboratory.com

Kai Medical Laboratory has taken an active role in COVID-19 testing, battling the pandemic through RT-PCR testing and serology testing. While the RT-PCR test identifies if a patient has an active virus, the serology or antibody test detects if a patient has previously been exposed to the virus. Both of these test results are vital to managing outbreaks and the potential spread of coronavirus.

To further assist with COVID-19 testing, Kai Medical Laboratory has also developed two key programs in Texas and Arizona. The first program is a direct-to-consumer program that leverages the ability of various healthcare providers to order and administer both the RT-PCR test and the Antibody test. This increases the ability of the general population to be tested, in certain circumstances. The second is an Employer COVID-19 Compliance Program (ECCP) for business owners and employer groups to enable them to test and monitor their employees.

Texas program https://www.testtexasnow.com

Arizona program https://www.covidtest2u.com

Currently the lab has the capacity to complete in excess of 2,000 RT-PCR tests in one eight-hour shift by utilizing its Thermo Fisher QuantStudio 12k Flex testing machine. The lab also utilizes a Roche Cobas 6000 for COVID-19 Antibody testing, ensuring that Kai Medical Laboratory has the capability and capacity to serve a broad range of clients and test methods.

“Adding Kai Medical Laboratory to the Empower Clinics family enables us to dramatically expand COVID-19 testing capability and deliver phase four of our national rollout plan” said Steven McAuley, Empower’s Chairman & CEO. “Kai Medical has a newly built high-complexity lab offering a wide array of testing services, that together we will leverage to serve the massive demand for national COVID testing in the U.S. Further, as flu season arrives and a potential second-wave of COVID takes hold, the technical infrastructure of Kai Medical allows Empower to capture testing demand and the additional growth revenues associated with it.”

The driving force behind Kai Medical Laboratory’s remarkable growth and success is Yoshi Tyler. Yoshi has a passion for being an entrepreneur, and overtime, she found her true calling in healthcare. Driven by this interest, she pursued her career in the healthcare industry for more than two decades. She helmed leadership positions at a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company for over thirteen years. These leadership experiences provided her with in-depth knowledge and industry insights that helped her to lead Kai Medical Laboratory towards growth.

The Kai Medical Laboratory team includes key roles including Principal Scientist, Director of Operations, Molecular Scientist, Quality Assurance, Lab Director and other critical roles.

“Kai Medical Laboratory is inspired by science and built on integrity. Our mission is to change healthcare through science & innovative quality care by providing value-added services, accuracy, and consistency. Our unwavering commitment to quality compliance and scientific innovation elevates Kai Medical Laboratory to a new standard in healthcare,” says Yoshi Tyler, the owner, and CEO of the company.

The proposed acquisition includes an 8,000 sq. ft. medical laboratory including covered drive up testing center, with premium testing and laboratory equipment, cash and current assets with a value in excess of $1,750,000.00 USD and a corporate office, both located in the heart of the medical district in Dallas, TX. Under the proposed terms Empower will assume a $1,200,000.00 USD Small Business Administration (SBA) equipment loan, a $150,000.00 SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan and short-term liabilities of up to $250,000.00 at closing. In addition, Empower will issue 1,000,000 Company stock options to the Vendors, subject to the terms and conditions as set out in the Company Stock Option Plan.

Market Leading Technology Kai Medical Laboratory utilizes state-of-the-art instrumentation, preeminent testing methodologies, and laboratory services enabling high-complexity accredited laboratory testing solutions, providing some of the following key instrument testing capabilities:

  • Thermo Fisher – QuantStudio 12K Flex
    • COVID-19 testing
    • Cannabis Testing
    • Clinical Genomics
  • Roche Cobas 6000
    • COVID-19 Antibody testing
    • Clinical Chemistry/Endocrinology
  • AB SCIEX 6500+ – Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry
    • Clinical Chemistry/Endocrinology
    • Agriculture/Cannabis testing
  • AB SCIEX 4500 – Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry
    • Urine Toxicology
    • Cannabis testing
  • SYSMEX XN-550
    • Hematology

USA COVID-19 Data as at August 31, 2020

TOTAL CASES: 5,972,356

TOTAL DEATHS: 182,622

CASES IN LAST 7 DAYS: 289,865

ARIZONA as at August 31, 2020

CONFIRMED CASES: 199,984

PROBABLE CASES: 1,713

TOTAL CASES: 201,661

CASES IN LAST 7 DAYS: 3,558

CASES/100K: 1,769

DEATHS/100K: 70

TEXAS as at August 31, 2020

TOTAL CASES: 610,354

CASES IN LAST 7 DAYS: 32,817

CASES/100K: 2,126

DEATHS/100K: 46

(CLIA) The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments regulate laboratory testing and require clinical laboratories to be certified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) before they can accept human samples for diagnostic testing.

(COLA) is the premier clinical laboratory accreditation, education and consultation organization. An independent accreditor whose practical, educational standards have a positive and immediate impact on patient care. http://www.cola.org

The transaction is expected to be structured on a tax efficient basis, and otherwise in accordance with the requirements of requisite securities laws and the policies of the CSE. Empower has agreed to enter into employment agreements with Yoshi Tyler and Michael Haines, each having an initial term of two years.

Completion of the transaction will be subject to various conditions, including entry into a definitive agreement, completion of due diligence, and receipt of all required shareholder, manager, third party and regulatory approvals, including approval of the CSE. Closing of the transaction is expected to occur prior to October 15, 2020.

ABOUT EMPOWER

Empower is a vertically integrated health & wellness company with a network of corporate and franchised health & wellness clinics in the U.S. The Company is focused on helping patients improve and protect their health, through innovative physician recommended treatment options. The Company has launched Dosed Wellness Ltd. to connect its significant data, to the potential of the efficacy of alternative treatment options related to hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) therapies, psilocybin and other psychedelic plant-based treatment options. The Company provides COVID-19 testing services to consumers and businesses as part of a four-phased nationwide testing initiative.

ABOUT KAI MEDICAL LABORATORY

Our mission is to change healthcare through science & innovative quality care by providing value added services, accuracy, and consistency. Our unwavering commitment to quality compliance and scientific innovation elevates Kai Medical Laboratory to a new standard in patient care. Kai Medical Laboratory is located in the Dallas Medical District in close proximity to some of the largest healthcare groups in the U.S. including Parkland Hospital, UT Southwestern, Children’s Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas), Tenet Healthcare (Dallas), CHRISTUS Healthcare (Dallas).

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Steven McAuley
Chief Executive Officer

CONTACTS:

Investors: Dustin Klein

Director
[email protected]
720-352-1398

Investors: Steven McAuley

CEO
[email protected]
604-789-2146

DISCLAIMER FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain “forward-looking statements” or “forward-looking information” (collectively “forward looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release.Forward-looking statements can frequently be identified by words such as “plans”, “continues”, “expects”, “projects”, “intends”, “believes”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “may”, “will”, “potential”, “proposed” and other similar words, or information that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the expected benefits to the Company and its shareholders as a result of the proposed acquisition of Sun Valley; the proposed transaction terms; the expected number of clinics and patients following the closing; the future potential success of Sun Valley’s franchise model; the anticipated date of closing of the acquisition and the occurrence thereof; and that the Company will be positioned to be a market-leading service provider for complex patient requirements in 2019 and beyond. Such statements are only projections, are based on assumptions known to management at this time, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including: that the Kai Medical Laboratory acquisition may not be completed on the terms expected or at all; that the Company’s products may not work as expected; that the Company may not be able to expand COVID-19 testing; that legislative changes may have an adverse affect on the Company’s business and product development; that the Company may not be able to obtain adequate financing to pursue its business plan; general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; failure to obtain any necessary approvals in connection with the proposed transaction; and other factors beyond the Company’s control. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The Company is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable laws.

SOURCE: Empower Clinics Inc.

Empower $CBDT.ca #Covid19 Testing Growth Adds to Revenue Diversification with Record July 2020 Patient Visits and Record Revenue Per Patient $WEED.ca $CGC $ACB $APH $CRON.ca $OGI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:18 AM on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
  • Empower July 2020 patient volume surpasses 2,300 patients with Sun Valley Health increasing revenue per patient by 29%,
  • Adds 426 COVID-19 patient tests in July 2020 pilot testing program

VANCOUVER, BC / AUGUST 11, 2020 / EMPOWER CLINICS INC. (CSE:CBDT) (OTCQB:EPWCF) (Frankfurt:8EC) (“Empower” or the “Company“), a life sciences company, is pleased to announce the Company continues to execute on its plan to diversify revenue sources with 2,317 patient visits in July 2020 with record revenues coming from medical cannabis certifications, naturopathic consultations, product sales, identification card production and COVID-19 testing services.

“Diversification of revenue sources utilizing the strength of our clinic, physician, technology and operational assets has been a mission of ours.” said Steven McAuley, Chairman & CEO of Empower. “To see our team, deliver record performance in such a challenging environment, validates our execution strategy, validates the daily commitment of our team members and demonstrates we are on the right path to delivering significant shareholder value.”

The Arizona Department of Health Services announced yesterday its Phased Reopening Plan for Paused Industries indicating that community spread remains: Substantial based on the status of three main criteria: 1) Cases per 100,000 individuals: Substantial, 2) Percent positivity: Substantial, and 3) Hospital visits for COVID-like illnesses in the region: Substantial.

A dashboard available at azhealth.gov/businessCOVID19 indicates whether counties meet the recommended benchmarks for reopening of gyms, movie theaters, waterparks, tubing venues, and bars.

Further information is available at:

https://www.azdhs.gov/director/public-information-office/index.php#news-release-081020

ABOUT EMPOWER

Empower is a vertically integrated health & wellness company with a network of corporate and franchised health & wellness clinics in the U.S. The Company is focused on helping patients improve and protect their health, through innovative physician recommended treatment options. The Company has launched Dosed Wellness Ltd. to connect its significant data, to the potential of the efficacy of alternative treatment options related to hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) therapies, psilocybin and other psychedelic plant-based treatment options. The Company conducts COVID-19 testing in its clinics under a four-phase national launch in the United States.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Steven McAuley
Chief Executive Officer

CONTACTS:

Investors: Steven McAuley
Chairman & CEO
[email protected]
604-789-2146

Investors: Dustin Klein
SVP, Business Development
[email protected]
720-352-1398

For French inquiries: Remy Scalabrini, Maricom Inc., E: [email protected], T: (888) 585-MARI

DISCLAIMER FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain “forward-looking statements” or “forward-looking information” (collectively “forward looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release.Forward-looking statements can frequently be identified by words such as “plans”, “continues”, “expects”, “projects”, “intends”, “believes”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “may”, “will”, “potential”, “proposed” and other similar words, or information that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. Forward-looking statements in this news release include statements regarding: the Company’s expected timing of filing of its Annual Filings, the Company’s intention to create psilocybin and psychedelics divisions, that market research on advancements in psilocybin and psychedelics in North America and globally will create greater shareholder value, the Company’s intention to open a hemp-based CBD extraction facility, the expected benefits to the Company and its shareholders as a result of the proposed acquisitions and partnerships; the effectiveness of the extraction technology; the expected benefits for Empowers patient base and customers; the benefits of CBD based products; the effect of the approval of the Farm Bill; the growth of the Company’s patient list and that the Company will be positioned to be a market-leading service provider for complex patient requirements in 2019 and beyond; the ability of the Company to complete or execute phases One, Two, Three or Four of COVID-19 test programs, and Psychedelic substances remain illegal in most countries, so please reference your local laws in relation to medical or recreational use. Such statements are only projections, are based on assumptions known to management at this time, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including; that the Company may not open a hemp-based CBD extraction facility; that legislative changes may have an adverse effect on the Company’s business and product development; that the Company may not be able to obtain adequate financing to pursue its business plan; general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; failure to obtain any necessary approvals in connection with the proposed acquisitions and partnerships; and other factors beyond the Company’s control. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The Company is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable laws.

SOURCE: Empower Clinics Inc.

VIDEO – Empower Clinics $CBDT.ca Grows Revenue 416% To $USD 790,000 In Q1 – BEFORE COVID-19 Revenues Commenced In Q2 $WEED.ca $CGC $ACB $APH $CRON.ca $OGI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:36 PM on Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Sometimes, you just have to let the numbers speak for themselves.  With 165,000 patients, Empower Clinics (CBDT:CSE) (EPWCF:OTCQB) has a database that almost every medical cannabis and CBD company would kill for …

but then these numbers came in for:   2019 – Year Ended DEC 31, 2019 Q4 – Quarter Ended DEC 31, 2019 Q1 – Quarter Ended MAR 31, 2020  

Patient Visits

  • 2019 +110% To 15,900
  • Q4 + 251% To 4,616
  • Q1 + 377% To 5,717 (PRE COVID REVENUES COMMENCING Q2)

Revenues $USD

  • 2019 + 86% To $2.03M
  • Q4 + 217% To $625,000
  • Q1 + 416% To $790,000  (PRE COVID REVENUES COMMENCING Q2)  

Do you see a trend?   

We can’t wait for Q2 numbers (April, May, June) because we already know patient visits for April alone were up over 870%.   

Looking even further forward into Q3 (July, August, September), we already know that July patient visits are going to set a record.    

Though CBDT had a very short cease trade order due to the delay in getting these financials filed…. the wait was clearly worth it, as was this interview with CEO, Steven McAuley,  who 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.  

Watch this interview or listen by Podcast on AppleGoogleSpotify or your favourite podcaster.

Empower Clinics $CBDT.ca Reports Q1 2020 Results with 416% Revenue Increase $WEED.ca $CGC $ACB $APH $CRON.ca $OGI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:14 AM on Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
  • 5,717 patient visits generating total revenue of $789,135, compared to 1,198 patient visits generating $152,846 for Q1 2019

VANCOUVER, BC / July 28, 2020 / EMPOWER CLINICS INC. (CSE:CBDT) (OTCQB:EPWCF) (Frankfurt:8EC)(“Empower” or the “Company“) has filed today its unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements and related management’s discussion and analysis, both of which are available at www.SEDAR.com. All financial information in this press release is reported in United States dollars, unless otherwise indicated.

“Our strong Q1 2020 performance is a direct reflection of the numerous changes and improvements from 2019, setting in motion a framework for sustained growth.” said Steven McAuley, Chairman and CEO. “Our Sun Valley Health division started the year with record patient visits and now offers more diversified wellness services, adding new revenue sources and a more diversified business model.”

Q1 2020 Highlights

  • 5,717 patient visits generating total revenue of $789,135, compared to 1,198 patient visits generating $152,846 for Q1 2019.
  • Net loss of $524,208 or $0.00 per share, compared to $398,541 or $0.01 per share for Q1 2019, which was primarily driven by increased non-cash accretion expense.
  • Cash provided by operating activities was $13,864, compared to cash used by operating activities of $219,212 for Q1 2019.
  • Cash at March 31, 2020 of $131,808, compared to cash of $179,152 at December 31, 2019.

Recent Highlights Subsequent to Quarter End

  • Private Placement: Empower Clinics closes private placement of $653,000 CAD in April 2020 and $720,866 CAD in July 2020 to support growth initiatives.
  • Psychedelics Division: May 2020 Empower enters into a term sheet to acquire an interest in the global royalty rights of Dosed Movie, launches Dosed Wellness, a psychedelics brand, launches new dedicated website www.dosedwellness.com and adds new team members dedicated to the new brand.
  • COVID-19 Testing: April 2020 the Company launches a four-phase roll-out of COVID-19 testing in clinics and onsite for businesses.
  • Cannvas Education Platform: May 2020 Empower and EuroLife Brands complete definitive agreement for multi-year, multi-national licence of EurolIfe’s cannvas.me web-based education technology platform to deliver brand, product, and industry knowledge to the market.

Financial Summary

$, except where notedThree months ended March 31,
 20202019 
Patient visits (#)5,7171,198 
Clinic Revenues767,803152,846 
Direct Clinic Expenses256,42239,413 
Loss from operations(317,831)(279,308) 
Net loss(524,208)(398,541) 
Net loss per share(0.00)(0.01) 

Financial Performance

Clinic revenues for Q1 2020 and Q1 2019 were $767,803 and $152,846, respectively. This increase above prior year is attributable to the acquisition of Sun Valley and the addition of 5 clinics which drove an increase in patient count from 1,198 in Q1 2019 to 5,717 in Q1 2020.

Direct clinic expenses for Q1 2020 and Q1 2019 were $256,422 and $39,413, respectively. This increase above prior year is attributable to the increase in number of patient visits.

Net loss from operations for Q1 2020 and Q1 2019 were $317,831 and $279,308, respectively. This increase above prior year is primarily attributable to an increase in salaries and benefits with the acquisition of Sun Valley. This decrease was partially offset by an increase in clinic revenues with the acquisition of Sun Valley.

Net loss for Q1 2020 and Q1 2019 were $524,208 and $398,541, respectively. This increase over prior year is primarily attributable to non-cash accretion expense related to the convertible debentures.

During the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Company generated $13,864 in cash from operations after changes in non-cash working capital. The Company used $61,209 for payment of lease liabilities.

Please refer to the Company’s unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, and accompanying Management Discussion and Analysis for a full review of the operations.

About Empower

Empower is a vertically integrated health & wellness company with a network of corporate and franchised health & wellness clinics in the U.S. The Company is focused on helping patients improve and protect their health, through innovative physician recommended treatment options. The Company has launched Dosed Wellness Ltd. to connect its significant data, to the potential of the efficacy of alternative treatment options related to hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) therapies, psilocybin and other psychedelic plant-based treatment options.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Steven McAuley
Chief Executive Officer

CONTACTS:

InvestorsDustin Klein Steven McAuley
 Director CEO
 720-352-1398 604-789-2146
 [email protected] [email protected]

DISCLAIMER FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain “forward-looking statements” or “forward-looking information” (collectively “forward looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. Forward-looking statements can frequently be identified by words such as “plans”, “continues”, “expects”, “projects”, “intends”, “believes”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “may”, “will”, “potential”, “proposed” and other similar words, or information that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the direction and growth prospects of the Company, the expansion of the company’s clinic and distribution network, the expected effect of the Vendors in their new roles with the Company, the effect on the lives of patients, the growth into a national brand, the effect of the Transaction, the diversification of the Company’s business model, the potential appeal to shareholders, the growth of the Company’s patient list and the effect thereof, the expected benefits for the company’s patient base and customers, the release of the cash consideration, the release of Shares being held in escrow in connection with the Transaction and statements regarding the Company’s proprietary product line “Sollievo”. Such statements are only projections, are based on assumptions known to management at this time, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including that the Company may not be able to expand, that the Transaction may not have the expected results, and other factors beyond the Company’s control. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The Company is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable laws.

SOURCE: Empower Clinics Inc.

Empower Clinics $CBDT.ca Reports Fiscal 2019 Results $WEED.ca $CGC $ACB $APH $CRON.ca $OGI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:19 AM on Friday, July 24th, 2020

– 15,920 patient visits generating total revenue of $2,031,581 or $0.02 per share, compared to 7,607 patient visits generating $1,091,386 or $0.02 per share for fiscal 2018.

VANCOUVER, BC /July 24, 2020 / EMPOWER CLINICS INC. (CSE:CBDT)(OTC PINK:EPWCF)(Frankfurt:8EC)(“Empower” or the “Company“) has filed today its audited consolidated financial statements and related management’s discussion and analysis, both of which are available at www.SEDAR.com. All financial information in this press release is reported in United States dollars, unless otherwise indicated.

“2019 is defined by profound change for our Company setting the stage for the ongoing transition to a growth-oriented health & wellness brand, with substantially improved operating controls and improved cost structure.” said Steven McAuley, Chairman and CEO. “As we look ahead navigating a global pandemic, we find ourselves thriving, hiring and seeing patients in record numbers, further supporting our diversification to broader wellness services.”

2019 Highlights

  • 15,920 patient visits generating total revenue of $2,031,581 or $0.02 per share, compared to 7,607 patient visits generating $1,091,386 or $0.02 per share for fiscal 2018.
  • Net loss of $4,301,663 or $0.04 per share, compared to $3,789,918 or $0.06 per share for fiscal 2018, which was primarily driven by the recognition of goodwill and intangible asset impairment losses related to the Sun Valley acquisition which arose due to changes in Arizona licensing requirements.
  • Cash used in operating activities was $2,273,188 or $0.02 per share, compared to $2,835,711 or $0.04 per share for fiscal 2018.
  • Cash at December 31, 2019 of $179,153, compared to cash of $157,668 at December 31, 2018.

Recent Highlights Subsequent to Year End

  • Private Placement: April 2020 Empower Clinics closes private placement of $653,000 CAD to support growth initiatives.
  • Psychedelics Division: May 2020 Empower enters into a term sheet to acquire an interest in the global royalty rights of Dosed Movie, launches Dosed Wellness, a psychedelics brand, launches new dedicated website www.dosedwellness.com and adds new team members dedicated to the new brand.
  • COVID-19 Testing: April 2020 the Company launches a four-phase roll-out of COVID-19 testing in clinics and onsite for businesses.
  • Cannvas Education Platform: May 2020 Empower and EuroLife Brands complete definitive agreement for multi-year, multi-national licence of EurolIfe’s cannvas.me web-based education technology platform to deliver brand, product, and industry knowledge to the market.
  • Private Placement: July 2020 Empower Clinics closes private placement of $720,866 to support growth initiatives.

Financial Summary

Financial Performance

Clinic revenues for Q4 and full year 2019 were $542,677 and $1,949,549, respectively, compared to Q4 and full year 2018 revenues of $196,909 and $1,091,386, respectively. This increase above prior year is attributable to the acquisition of Sun Valley and the addition of 5 clinics which drove an increase in patient count from 7,607 in fiscal 2018 to 15,920 in fiscal 2019.

Direct clinic expenses for Q4 and full year 2019 were $615,814 and $826,276, respectively, compared to Q4 and full year 2018 direct clinic expenses of $115,655 and $417,047, respectively. This increase above prior year is attributable to the increase in number of patient visits.

Net loss from operations for Q4 and full year 2019 were $1,132,784 and $3,680,060, respectively, compared to Q4 and full year 2018 net loss of $592,899 and $4,309,373, respectively. This decrease below prior year is primarily attributable to the increase in net clinic revenues. While there was an increase in salaries and wages with the acquisition of Sun Valley, this increase was offset by a decline in share-based payments and legal and professional fees.

Net loss for Q4 and net loss for the full year 2019 were $1,942,084 and $4,301,663, respectively, compared to Q4 and full year 2018 net income of $1,342,930 and net loss of $3,789,918, respectively. This increase over prior year is primarily attributable to the recognition of goodwill and intangible asset impairment of $2,377,397 and $93,757, respectively. Partially offsetting these one-time expenses is an increase in the gain recognized on the warrant liability and conversion feature associated with the convertible debentures that resulted from the decrease in the Company’s share price and therefore the value of the warrants and convertible debentures exercisable.

During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company used $2,273,188 in cash from operations after changes in non-cash working capital. The Company invested $3,828 towards property and equipment and raised $3,085,819 via proceeds from various issuances of shares, notes, and convertible debentures.

Please refer to the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements, related notes and accompanying Management Discussion and Analysis for a full review of the operations.

About Empower

Empower is a vertically integrated health & wellness company with a network of corporate and franchised health & wellness clinics in the U.S. The Company is focused on helping patients improve and protect their health, through innovative physician recommended treatment options. The Company has launched Dosed Wellness Ltd. to connect its significant data, to the potential of the efficacy of alternative treatment options related to hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) therapies, psilocybin and other psychedelic plant-based treatment options.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Steven McAuley
Chief Executive Officer

CONTACTS:

InvestorsDustin Klein Steven McAuley
 Director CEO
 647-620-5101 604-789-2146
 [email protected] [email protected]

DISCLAIMER FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain “forward-looking statements” or “forward-looking information” (collectively “forward looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. Forward-looking statements can frequently be identified by words such as “plans”, “continues”, “expects”, “projects”, “intends”, “believes”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “may”, “will”, “potential”, “proposed” and other similar words, or information that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the direction and growth prospects of the Company, the expansion of the company’s clinic and distribution network, the expected effect of the Vendors in their new roles with the Company, the effect on the lives of patients, the growth into a national brand, the effect of the Transaction, the diversification of the Company’s business model, the potential appeal to shareholders, the growth of the Company’s patient list and the effect thereof, the expected benefits for the company’s patient base and customers, the release of the cash consideration, the release of Shares being held in escrow in connection with the Transaction and statements regarding the Company’s proprietary product line “Sollievo”. Such statements are only projections, are based on assumptions known to management at this time, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including that the Company may not be able to expand, that the Transaction may not have the expected results, and other factors beyond the Company’s control. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The Company is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable laws.

Empower Clinics $CBDT.ca Announces Closing of Private Placement Increased Demand for COVID-19 Testing and Are on Pace for Record July Patient Visits $WEED.ca $CGC $ACB $APH $CRON.ca $OGI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 1:29 PM on Thursday, July 16th, 2020
  • Closes private placement of $720,866.00 to support the Company growth plan
  • Continues to meet increased demand for COVID-19 testing in Arizona clinics, along with supporting record patient demand in July 2020

VANCOUVER, BC / July 16, 2020 / EMPOWER CLINICS INC. (CSE:CBDT)(Frankfurt:8EC)(OTCQB:EPWCF) (“Empower” or the “Company“), a life sciences company, is pleased to announce the closing of its non-brokered private placement of an aggregate of 14,417,334 units of the Company (each, a “Unit“) at a price of $0.05 per Unit for gross proceeds of $720,866.00 (the “Offering“).

The proceeds of the Offering are expected to be used by the Company for general working capital and corporate purposes and to support the launch if it’s previously announced psychedelics division Dosed Wellness Ltd. www.dosedwellness.com

The Company also continues to see strong demand for COVID-19 testing supported by an expansion to five-day per week testing schedule in Phoenix, AZ clinics. In addition, Sun Valley Health has added ten (10) new hires and (4) internal management promotions in the past 30 days to manage the increased volumes of patients, that are anticipated to reach record levels in July 2020.

“Our clinic team continue to provide exemplary support and care for patients, in a safe and compassionate manner,” said Steven McAuley, Chairman & CEO. “Successfully accessing the capital markets to support growth allows the Company to advance its ongoing plan of providing diversified health & wellness services and positioning us to become a long-term market leader.”

Each Unit is comprised of one Share and one Warrant, with each Warrant exercisable into one Warrant Share at an exercise price of $0.12 per Warrant Share for a period of two years following the Closing.

The Units, and the underlying Shares, Warrants and Warrant Shares (collectively, the “Securities“), are subject to restrictions on resale under applicable Canadian securities laws for a period of four months and one day from the closing of the Offerings. None of the Securities have been or will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the securities, in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would require registration or otherwise be unlawful.

ABOUT EMPOWER

Empower is a vertically integrated health & wellness company with a network of corporate and franchised health & wellness clinics in the U.S. The Company is focused on helping patients improve and protect their health, through innovative physician recommended treatment options. The Company has launched Dosed Wellness Ltd. to connect its significant data, to the potential of the efficacy of alternative treatment options related to hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) therapies, psilocybin and other psychedelic plant-based treatment options.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Steven McAuley
Chief Executive Officer

Investors: Dustin Klein
Director
[email protected],com
720-352-1398

Investors: Steven McAuley
CEO
[email protected]
604-789-2146

For French inquiries: Remy Scalabrini, Maricom Inc., E: [email protected], T: (888) 585-MARI

DISCLAIMER FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain “forward-looking statements” or “forward-looking information” (collectively “forward looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. Forward-looking statements can frequently be identified by words such as “plans”, “continues”, “expects”, “projects”, “intends”, “believes”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “may”, “will”, “potential”, “proposed” and other similar words, or information that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. Forward-looking statements in this news release include statements regarding; the Company’s intention to open a hemp-based CBD extraction facility, the expected benefits to the Company and its shareholders as a result of the proposed acquisitions and partnerships; the effectiveness of the extraction technology; the expected benefits for Empower’s patient base and customers; the benefits of CBD based products; the effect of the approval of the Farm Bill; the growth of the Company’s patient list and that the Company will be positioned to be a market-leading service provider for complex patient requirements in 2019 and beyond. Such statements are only projections, are based on assumptions known to management at this time, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including; that the Company may not open a hemp-based CBD extraction facility; that legislative changes may have an adverse effect on the Company’s business and product development; that the Company may not be able to obtain adequate financing to pursue its business plan; general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; failure to obtain any necessary approvals in connection with the proposed acquisitions and partnerships; and other factors beyond the Company’s control. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The Company is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable laws.