Radient Technologies (TSXV:RTI) released an update on the development of its facility expansion, its Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) license and its business in Europe.
As quoted in the press release:
Expansion of Manufacturing Capacity
Further to its previously announced expansion plans, the capacity expansion of Radient’s existing manufacturing facility is now nearing completion, with construction expected to be completed by the end of June 2018. The expansion provides a new processing line dedicated exclusively to intermediate and end-use products using extracted THC, and makes use of a number of new innovations in Radient’s proprietary extraction platform. Commissioning of the expanded facility is anticipated through the summer of 2018. As previously announced, Radient recently acquired two parcels of land adjacent to the facility, providing more than 80,000 sq. ft. of additional real estate for subsequent future capacity expansions and additions to Radient’s extraction and product development capabilities.
Cannabis Extraction Operations
Radient’s manufacturing facility (including the expansion) is located approximately 20 kilometers from the Aurora Sky facility owned by Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora”) (TSX: ACB) (OTCQB:ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM), and approximately 575 Kilometres from the site in southern Alberta where the Aurora Sun facility is being built. Aurora holds an approximately 17% ownership interest in Radient, and in November 2017, the companies entered into a Master Services Agreement (“MSA”) for the extraction of cannabinoids. Aurora has recently announced its intention to acquire MedReleaf Corp., which upon completion will create a global cannabis company with 570,000 kg per annum in funded capacity in Canada and the EU. The MedReleaf acquisition, upon completion, is expected to be accretive to Radient, as the new combination will require significant additional extraction capacity as can be delivered by Radient through its high throughput technology.