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Generex Biotechnology Corporation (OTCMKTS:GNBT) To Merge With Kiromic Inc. Into Nugenerex Immuno-Oncology

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Generex Biotechnology Corporation (OTCMKTS:GNBT) has announced the signing of a letter of intent to merge with Kiromic Inc. to form a new Generex entity that shall be called NuGenerex Immuno-Oncology in an all-stock transaction.

Merger to form NuGenerex

With the merger, the new entity will house Kirimoric and Antigen Express Inc. the company’s subsidiary that is currently developing AE37 in combination with checkpoint inhibitors for triple negative breast cancer treatment. The merger presents a broad technology portfolio and vast pipeline opportunities for NuGenerex Immuno-Oncology as a leader in cancer immunotherapy.

Kiromic is working with MD Anderson Cancer Centre with multiple patented branded immuno-oncology platform that includes CAR NK, CAR-T, DIAMOND AI, an oral vaccine delivery system, proteomic analysis, AI system with a predictive algorithm that employs genomic sequencing as well as data for identifying tumor mutations.

Kiromic has so far applied DIAMOND AI technology in identification and validation on numerous cancer bio0makers that include SP17 that has been given orphan indication for treatment of ovarian cancer. It is currently in early-stage clinical trials and has filed for IND from the FDA for its oral formulation.

Besides the company advancing the ovarian cancer program they intend to advance the proprietary CAR-NK and CAR-T technologies into proof of concept studies. Equally, in cooperation with academic partners, the company looks forward to implementing the DIAMOND AI technology in various cancer research institutions in the country to identify new cancer antigens and develop a multidimensional database with genomic proteomic and clinical data to help customized treatment regimens.

NuGenerex to leverage expertise of Chiriva-Internati in advancing oncology innovations

Joe Muscato the CEO of Generex stated that the company was fortunate to have Dr. Maurizio Chiriva-Internati as the leader of NuGenerex Immuno-Oncology’s research and development efforts as the company looks to develop a world-class immunotherapy entity with three platforms. Maurizio is the founder of Kiromic and he is a senior research scientist currently at MD Anderson Cancer Centre in the gastroenterology department.

The CEO added that Chriva-Internati is renowned in the oncology sector through his work. His work includes DIAMOND AI algorithms, CAR NK and CAR-T, and oral vaccines.

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Cannabis Control Commission Approves ARL Healthcare, A Subsidiary Of Marimed Inc (OTCMKTS:MRMD), To Begin Cannabis Operations In Bedford

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Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) in Massachusetts gave its nod to ARL Healthcare Inc., a subsidiary of Marimed Inc (OTCMKTS:MRMD), to begin operations at Middleborough based Dispensary and production and cultivation facility in New Bedford. The company has hired the staff and would begin the operations at a Dispensary in Middleborough, and Bedford under the trademark ‘Panacea Wellness’ in the coming weeks.

Introduces Betties Eddies, and Kalm Fusion

Chief Operating Officer of Marimed, Tim Shaw said the company is pleased to receive approval to inaugurate cannabis operations. Armed with this approval, the company will unveil genetics and strains under the brand ‘Nature’s Heritage’ in the emerging markets like in Massachusetts. Marimed would launch Kalm Fusion, Betties Eddies, and the licensed brands: Tropizen, Tikun Olam, Binske, and The Healer in the Massachusetts markets.

Enrolls 60,000 patients in the medical program

Marimed enrolled more than 60,000 patients in the state medical program. In Massachusetts,  recreational sales are estimated at $500 million in 2019. According to Brightfield Group project analysts, the annual sales of recreational cannabis would touch over $2 billion by 2023. The demand for medicinal cannabis would reach $125 million by the year 2023.

Bob Fireman, Chief Executive Officer of Marimed, said its panacea wellness dispensary in Middleborough will improve the retail experience of cannabis patients supported by digital libraries and educational programs. Digital tablets facilitate ordering faster and improve sales. He further said the company will introduce its family of products across the state and cannabis patients will enjoy great products.

Highlights of Q3, 2019

Marimed has posted an increase of 231% in revenues in Q3 2019. The company derived revenues of $11.22 million from licensing fees, and management fees, and real-estate income. It has signed a licensing accord with Binske Brands for seven states. The company has appointed Jonathan Rider as the CIO. Marimed has also roped in Philip Frankenberg as President to head Hemp Product division. The major retailers would embrace the HempEngine CBD Product platform.

Marimed completed the takeover of Illinois based cannabis facilities. The company would include revenues generated from Massachusetts and Illinois in Q4 2019 results.

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Choom Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:CHOOF) Receives A Permit To A Retail Location In Kitsilano, Canada: Applies For A License To Open Cannabis Store in British Colombia

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Choom Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:CHOOF) has received a developmental license to open a retail location in Kitsilano, Vancouver. President of Choom, Corey Gillon, said the company is excited to bring the experience of Choom Cannabis to Kitsilano, which supports cannabis culture.

Applies for recreational cannabis store license

Choom needs the approval of the Board of Variance from Vancouver City to operate a retail cannabis store that sells recreational cannabis. The company also applied for a license to inaugurate recreational cannabis store in British Columbia’s Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch.

Health Canada awards production licenses

Choom holds a stake of 9.8% in Sitka Weedworks. Health Canada has awarded two processing and production licenses to Sitka Weedworks. Armed with these licenses, Sitka would engage in the sale and manufacture of cannabis products that include edibles, capsules, vaporizer pens, pre-rolls, and dried flower. Sitka produces 2,200 plants. It plans to lease more cultivation spaces to fifty-three cannabis micro cultivators. The company would deliver craft cannabis to the legalized cannabis market in Canada.

Gets a development license in Vancouver BC

Choom has received a development license for a retail location in Vancouver, BC at 191 W.2nd Ave. Corey said the company is excited about securing a location for the flagship store in Vancouver City.

It gives an opportunity for the company to start a retail store in the Olympic City, which is now transformed into a dynamic and vibrant community. Choom is pleased to offer the topnotch retail experience to the visitors and residents of this vibrant community.

Choom has opened stores in Brooks, Drumheller, and Westlock in September 2019. The company already secured 78 leases of retail locations. It has completed six locations and progressing with the construction of ten stores. Choom already lodged 50 applications for the stores.

Appoints new CEO

Choom has announced the appointment of Corey Gillon as Chief Executive Officer. He will take charge as CEO on December 1, 2019. The appointment is subject to the approval of regulators. The current Chief Executive Officer – Chris Bogart will take the role of President from December 1, 2019. It is part of the company’s strategy to become a major cannabis retailer nationwide.

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WeedMD Inc (OTCMKTS:WDDMF) Completes Harvest Of Outdoor Crop At Strathroy Facility: WeedMD Receives A License To Sell Cannabis Products

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WeedMD Inc (OTCMKTS:WDDMF) harvested cannabis outdoor crop on 27 acres at Strathroy facility, Ontario. It has to undergo processing and curing to eliminate harsh compounds and excessive moisture while retaining cannabinoids and terpenes. The company plans to harvest premium quality cannabis on 200 acres next year.

Enters commercial extraction operations

WeedMD has commenced the commercial extraction operation at the Aylmer facility. Health Canada awarded a license to allow WeedMD to manufacture and market topicals, edibles, and cannabis concentrates.

Chief Executive Officer of WeedMD, Keith Merker, said the company achieved a milestone by completing the outdoor harvest. Sitting with large amounts of cannabis, WeedMD sells the dried and other forms of cannabis in value-added formats in the coming days and quarters. It will emerge as a leader in the sale and production of cannabis extracts under economical production of the dried flower, and extraction business at the Aylmer facility.

CX Industries, a wholly-owned subsidiary of WeedMD, is capable to process 26,000 kgs of biomass every year with the recently commissioned extractor. The company will install the second Q-90 extractor rated for high throughput efficiency of CO2 in December 2019. It will install another two extractors next year. The annual extraction capacity at CX Industries would be 200,000 kgs of biomass. CX Industries and WeedMD would introduce innovative cannabis 2.0 products in January 2020 for Canadian customers.

Data-driven efficiency and transparency

WeedMD is added to the subscriber base of Strainprint Technologies. The company operates a 158-acre outdoor and greenhouse facility situated in Ontario. The annual production capacity of the greenhouse of WeedMD is over 20,000 kgs. The company also harvests an additional 20,000 kg of biomass at its Strathroy based outdoor cultivation platform that is based on 27 acres.

Senior Vice President (Marketing and Sales) of WeedMD, the main aim of working with Strainpoint is to ensure data-driven efficiency and transparency in the cannabis industry. It leverages the technology of Strainprint to bring high-quality cannabis products to the market.

WeedMD would announce Q3 results on November 28, 2019. CEO would host a conference call to discuss earnings at 10 AM on the same day.

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