FluroTech Appoints Aurora’s Former Chief Scientist Dr. MacMillan as Director of Scientific Research and Business Development
FluroTech (TSXV:TEST), (“FluroTech” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Trevor MacMillan as Director of Scientific Research and Business Development. With prior industry experience at Aurora Cannabis Inc., Dr. MacMillan brings with him an impressive background in plant breeding, biotechnology regulatory environments and quality control. He will be an integral part of FluroTech’s scientific and business development teams.
“Dr. MacMillan brings a unique perspective of the Licensed Producers’ needs in the realm of quality control, testing and analytics in the cannabis industry. With his depth of knowledge, we can better serve our customers as we bring our flagship product, CompleTestTM, to market this fall and biomarking technology in 2019,” commented Danny Dalla-Longa CEO of FluroTech.
“FluroTech has developed an elegant solution to simplify cannabis quality control testing. I’m excited about helping the cannabis industry produce safer, higher quality products with FluroTech’s technology. It’s a game changer,” stated Trevor. “Additionally, their biomarking technology represents a low cost and unique way to perform seed to sale product tracking that will solve the issues that exist with current solutions.”
Dr. MacMillan graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a bachelor of science in biochemistry in 2001. In 2014, he completed his PhD in agricultural plant biotechnology at the University of Lethbridge. His postgraduate career began with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Health Canada in waterborne photogene isolation and characterization. Following this period, Dr. MacMillan was previously employed by the Department of National Defence at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) where he was instrumental in developing molecular detection assays for bacterial bio-threat agents. Additionally, he worked as the good laboratory practices (GLP) implementation co-ordinator for DRDC for a GLP-compliant facility performing regulatory drug studies. Later, he was employed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as a senior molecular research technologist. His most recent role at Aurora Cannabis Inc. as the Director of Research and Quality Control honed his knowledge of quality testing of cannabis.
FluroTech is a technology and marketing company whose core business is focused on the commercialization of new technologies in the cannabis industry. FluroTech‘s proprietary spectroscopy-based technology allows for the testing and identification of organic and inorganic compounds contained within biological samples. Using the technology that was developed at the University of Calgary in conjunction with the University of Alberta, FluroTech has developed a two-part solution comprising an instrument called the CompleTest™ and consumable testing kits.
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Trulieve to donate $20,000 in scholarship funding and $15,000 to support leadership development
Trulieve Cannabis Corp . (CSE: TRUL) (OTC: TCNNF), a leading and top-performing cannabis company in the United States today announced a new partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. Trulieve will donate $20,000 to help fund several college scholarships awarded to students who are attending one of the organization’s member-schools as part of Trulieve’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. The $15,000 in talent funding is earmarked to support TMCF’s internship program, reaching a diverse talent pool of students and alumni from their 47 member-schools to provide immersive experiences at Trulieve.
The new dispensary expands patient access to Florida’s largest inventory of medical cannabis products
Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (CSE: TRUL) (OTCQX: TCNNF) (“Trulieve” or “the Company”), a leading and top-performing cannabis company based in the United States announced today the opening of a brand-new Florida dispensary, the Company’s 80th nationwide. The new location marks the Company’s first in Tamarac and third in Broward County expanding patient access to Florida’s largest and broadest assortment of high-quality medical cannabis products.
Revive Therapeutics Provides Update on FDA Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Bucillamine in COVID-19 with Planned Completion and Emergency Use Authorization Request
Revive Therapeutics Ltd. (“Revive” or the “Company”) (CSE: RVV, USA: RVVTF), a specialty life sciences company focused on the research and development of therapeutics for medical needs and rare disorders, is pleased to announce an update on the Company’s U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) Phase 3 clinical trial (the “Study”) to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Bucillamine in patients with mild to moderate COVID-19.
With its recent $23 million dollar financing, the Company plans to aggressively expand from 14 clinical sites to up to 50 clinical sites to meet the next enrollment goals for the Study in Q2-2020. The Study is a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial and the safety and efficacy data analyzed at each interim analysis timepoint of 210, 400, 600 and 800 completed patients are only made available to the Independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board (“DSMB”) for review and recommendations on continuation, stopping or changes to the conduct of the Study. In the event of any serious safety concerns, the DSMB would be notified to determine any risks and provide its recommendations. To date, in this initial 210 interim point there have been no serious safety concerns that required the DSMB to be notified.
HempFusion Wellness Inc. (TSX:CBD.U) (OTCQX:CBDHF) (FWB:8OO) (“HempFusion” or the “Company”), a leading health and wellness CBD company utilizing the power of whole-food hemp nutrition, is pleased to announce that its common shares have been approved for DTC full-service eligibility in the United States by the Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) and can now be both traded and serviced through DTC’s electronic book-entry system.
DTC is a subsidiary of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. (“DTCC”) that provides clearing and settlement services for the financial markets and settles the majority of securities transactions in the United States. This electronic method of clearing securities speeds up the receipt of stock and cash and thus accelerates the settlement process for investors and brokers, enabling the stock to be traded over a much wider selection of brokerage firms.