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BioHarvest Sciences Inc. Closes Second and Final Tranche of Private Placement

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – October 7, 2020) – BioHarvest Sciences Inc. (CSE: BHSC) (the “Company”, “BioHarvest”) announced today that it has closed the second and final tranche of its private placement financing (the “Private Placement Financing”) as disclosed in its news release dated September 8th, 2020. The second tranche consisted of 3,892,840 common shares at a price of $0.15 per share for aggregate gross proceeds of $583,926, net proceeds of $554,729,70 after payment of finder’s fees totalling $29,196.30.

The private placement is part of a total private placement of up to 25,428,055 common shares at a price of $0.15 per share. In connection to the second tranche closing, the Company also issued 194,642 finder’s warrants. The finder’s warrants are exercisable to purchase a common share of the Company at a price of $0.15 per share for a period of 1 year from the date of issuance.

The securities issued under the private placement will have a hold period expiring four months and one day from the date of issuance pursuant to applicable Canadian securities laws.

The funds will be used to invest in the required Capital Equipment for BioHarvest’s planned 20 Ton BioFarming manufacturing facility, and for general corporate purposes.

BioHarvest has now raised $3,760,000 USD over the past 3 and a half months, demonstrating investors’ confidence in their Science and Technology, Management and Leadership.

About BioHarvest Sciences Inc.

Based in Vancouver BC, BioHarvest Sciences Inc. is the developer and exclusive owner of the proprietary and patent-protected BioFarming technology. It is the first and only industrial-scale plant cell technology capable of producing the active plant ingredients without the necessity to grow the plant itself. The Company’s technology is non-GMO and has already been validated by VINIA®, the red grapes cells functional food/dietary supplement produced and sold by BioHarvest Sciences Inc. The Company plans to generate significant revenue within the global nutraceutical ingredients and dietary supplements market with VINIA® and other Super Fruit Nutraceutical products. Further, by adapting this technology to the Cannabis plant, and building adequate production capacity, BioHarvest Sciences Inc.’s objective is to become the leading supplier of Cannabis for both medicinal and legal recreational purposes. Visit: www.bioharvest.com.

BioHarvest Sciences Inc.
Ilan Sobel, Chief Executive Officer

For further information, please contact:
Dave Ryan, VP Investor Relations & Director
Phone: 1 (604) 622-1186
Email: dave@bioharvest.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BioHarvestBHSC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BioHarvestSciences
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bioharvestsciences/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzedVbPHGiM

Forward-Looking Statements

Information set forth in this news release includes forward-looking statements that are based on management’s current estimates, beliefs, intentions, and expectations, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. In particular, there is no assurance that Batory will decide to maintain its exclusivity by purchasing the required amounts under the agreement. Additionally, projected revenue depends on our ability to complete and bring on-line our planned manufacturing facility within the timelines and budget projected. Delays and cost overruns may result in delays in achieving projected revenues and require additional financing which may not be available on acceptable terms. Projected sales of CBD from hemp will require the company to obtain production and / or export licensing which cannot be assured.

All forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and actual results may be affected by a number of material factors beyond our control. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. BHSC does not intend to update forward-looking statement disclosures other than through our regular management discussion and analysis disclosures.

Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Sixth Wave Continues Phase 2 Rapid COVID Test Development and Receives Funding from Nova Scotia COVID-19 Response Council

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Halifax, Nova Scotia–(Newsfile Corp. – October 27, 2020) – Sixth Wave Innovations Inc. (CSE: SIXW) (OTCQB: ATURF) (FSE: AHUH) (“Sixth Wave”, “SIXW” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received a $250,000 contribution from the Nova Scotia COVID-19 Response Council (“NSCRC”) for the development of its proposed AMIPs technology for the rapid detection of viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 (“SARS-CoV-2” or the “Virus“). AMIPs is based on Sixth Wave’s patented and patent-pending molecularly imprinted polymer systems.

Under the terms of the Agreement, dated October 22, 2020, Sixth Wave will continue to develop an Accelerated Molecularly Imprinted Polymer (the “AMIPs“) specifically for the purpose of quickly and selectively binding to the Virus. The proposed technology also contemplates the rapid delivery of a visual and/or electronic response upon the detection and verification of the Virus. The Company’s intention is to incorporate the AMIPs technology into a several rapid-detection products, including rapid virus test kits, SmartMask, as well as air and water monitoring systems. The ability to have the AMIPs detection and reporting directly integrated into devices such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s) will seamlessly provide the detection and the ability to automatically disseminate results for use in outbreak tracking and contact tracing (as may be implemented by appropriate Government agencies). The development of the air monitoring technology is the subject of the Company’s previously approved and announced (June 15, 2020) collaboration with York University and Centre Technologique des Residus Industriels which has received support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (“NSERC”).

This Project represents the first outside funding in the development of the Company’s proposed AMIPs virus detection technology, and expands the SIXW footprint in Nova Scotia. As previously announced (May 15, 2020), SIXW has already engaged Neocon International Inc., a premier manufacturing company in Dartmouth to commercialize the SmartMask product. Moreover, SIXW has executed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dalhousie University to explore near term opportunities to establishing a research and development presence in the Province.

“Our sincere appreciation to the Province of Nova Scotia for its participation in this project,” said Dr. Jon Gluckman, CEO of Sixth Wave. “Sixth Wave has a substantial history of delivering similarly complex MIP based solutions within limited timelines, as evidenced by our explosives detection wipes and bacterial pathogen diagnostic tools. We welcome this opportunity to once again prove the utility of molecular imprinting as a detection and diagnostic tool, especially in circumstances of such importance to public health and security.”

“MIP technology is well documented in the scientific literature as being a comparatively fast and reliable diagnostic tool,” said Garrett Kraft Ph.D., head of the Sixth Wave project. “MIP-based analytical technologies are also known for their flexibility, durability and accuracy. Polymer substrates demonstrate resilience under adverse conditions, and do not require climate-controlled storage as many antibody based tests do. They can therefore be readily applied to a host of materials, fabrics and other test media. These attributes along with low cost and production scalability have the potential to set AMIPs™ apart from traditional PCR and immunoassay tests.”

The company is not making any express or implied claims that its product has the ability to eliminate, cure or contain the COVID-19 (or SARS-2 coronavirus) at this time. AMIPs tests produced for personal use or point of care use will be subject to regulatory approval.

Project Background

The Project has a number of objectives, culminating in the development of a Molecularly Imprinted Polymer (“MIP“) formulation with measurable binding of inactivated SARS-CoV-2 in a buffer solution with limits of detection less than 15,000 virus particles / mL (comparable to several other commercially available diagnostic technologies) and a basic colorimetric response using protein labeling chemistry. Clinically relevant viral loads have been determined to be approximately 15,000 virus particles / mL. Although a MIP for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 has not previously been developed, other virus imprinted polymers have demonstrated detection limits as low as 105 virus particles / mL.

Overall, the Company’s objectives for the COVID-selective AMIPs include:

  1. Flexibility – The ability to analyze a significant variety of field samples such as specimens garnered from bodily fluids, breath, air, waste streams, and contact surfaces;
  2. Speed – The ability to detect and to communicate an electronic or visual signal almost immediately upon positive diagnosis;
  3. Ease Of Use – The ability to integrate with a variety of devices not requiring specialized training, and
  4. Low Cost – enabling widespread and frequent testing that will allow for safe return to daily activities and outbreak management.

The Company’s COVID-19 Project represents the first step in the development of a flexible platform which can be adapted to detect virtually any virus. For more information on the proposed AMIPs technology and associated fundamental and device-related patent applications, see: www.amips.com.The overall budget for this Project totals $770,000, of which $250,000 will be funded through the contribution by the NSCRC.

The Company’s molecularly imprinted polymer technology is also being commercialized in the mining and cannabis sectors.

About Sixth Wave

Sixth Wave is a nanotechnology company with patented technologies that focus on extraction and detection of target substances at the molecular level using highly specialized Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs). The Company is in the process of commercial roll out of its Affinity cannabinoid purification system, as well as, IXOS®, a line of extraction polymers for the gold mining industry. The Company is in the development stages of a rapid diagnostic test for viruses under the Accelerated MIPs (AMIPS) label.

Sixth Wave can design, develop and commercialize MIP solutions across a broad spectrum of industries. The company is focused on nanotechnology architectures that are highly relevant for detection and separation of viruses, biogenic amines and other pathogens, for which the Company has products at various stages of development.

For more information about Sixth Wave, please visit our web site at: www.sixthwave.com

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jonathan Gluckman
Jonathan Gluckman, Ph.D., President & CEO

For information, please contact the Company:
Phone: (801) 582-0559
E-mail: info@sixthwave.com

Cautionary Notes

This press release includes certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” including statements regarding the planned use of proceeds and performance of the AMIPs technologies. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future events or developments that the Company expects, are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual events or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company’s actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In particular, successful development and commercialization of the AMIPs technology are subject the risk that the AMIPs technology may not prove to be successful in detecting virus targets effectively or at all, uncertainty of medical product development, uncertainty of timing or availability of required regulatory approvals, lack of track record of developing products for medical applications and the need for additional capital to carry out product development activities. The value of any products ultimately developed could be negatively impacted if the patent is not granted. The Company has not yet completed development of a prototype for the product that is subject of its patent application and has not yet applied for regulatory approval for the use of this product from any regulatory agency.

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Curtis Mathes to Present a Live Webinar for Cannabis Science & Technology

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The Curtis Mathes Corporation (OTC: TLED) will be presenting a live webinar on November 3rd in collaboration with the peer-reviewed technical journal, Cannabis Science & Technology. The presentation, entitled “Environmental and Genetic Factors that affect the quality of Cannabis and Hemp”, will be delivered by Dr. Zacariah Hildenbrand along with a live Q&A session.

“We are thrilled to share this educational webcast with our audience as well as the knowledge and thought-leadership from one of our esteemed editorial advisory board members, Dr. Zacariah Hildenbrand,” said Meg L’Heureux, Editor-in-Chief of Cannabis Science & Technology.

“It is always a tremendous honor to disseminate new information regarding the interplay between plants and the environment,” remarked Zacariah Hildenbrand, Curtis Mathes Director and Chief Scientific Officer, “This webinar hosted by Cannabis Science & Technology is an excellent opportunity for us to discuss our latest lighting technologies and ongoing research efforts.”

“Science and research are entrenched in our DNA at Curtis Mathes,” said Robert Manes, President & COO of Curtis Mathes, “Webinars like this allow us to connect with potential collaborators while educating prospective clients on the science of horticultural lighting.”

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Santa Cruz Dispensary, KindPeoples Partnering with Cannabis Brands to Offer Fire Relief Program

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Santa Cruz, California–(Newsfile Corp. – October 27, 2020) – California’s wildfire season has brought unprecedented devastation and loss to so many this year. In Santa Cruz, the CZU Lightning Complex Fire destroyed more than 900 homes and at its most ferocious, required the evacuation of tens of thousands of people.

At KindPeoples, the largest cannabis retailer in Santa Cruz County, we have been heartened by the tremendous acts of bravery shown by firefighters and first responders and shared in the heartache of the individuals and families impacted by the wildfires.

“We are grateful to the firefighters who worked tirelessly to contain the wildfires in Santa Cruz and are continuing the dangerous work at hotspots throughout our state,” said Khalil Moutawakkil, KindPeoples Co-CEO. “After seven months of living through a pandemic and then confronting the fury of wildfires, we knew we had to do our part in supporting local evacuees and the organizations that are helping the firefighters and localities impacted by fires across California.”

During the month of September, in addition to a company donation that went to local charities supporting Santa Cruz County residents impacted by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire, KindPeoples offered a 25% off store-wide discount to local evacuees. More than 700 individuals redeemed the discount, amounting to $28,730 in customer savings.

Starting Thursday, October 1, when shoppers purchase select items from the following brands, a portion of the sale will be donated to organizations that support restoration and wildfire education, firefighters and communities impacted by the wildfires locally and throughout California.

Participating brands include: Heavy Hitters, Dollar Dose, Kanha Treats, Chemistry, Big Pete’s Treats, Buddies, Sensi Chews, Yummi Karma, Papa & Barkley, and High Gorgeous.

Products that are a part of the program are identified by a “Fire Relief” sticker.

“We are so honored to be a part of KindPeoples Fire Relief Program. Bringing cannabis brands together for a collective goal is what it’s all about, and we are excited to see what an impact we can make together,” said Kirstie Price, regional manager for Heavy Hitters. “The Santa Cruz community has given us so much over the years, this initiative is one of a handful of small steps we are taking to offer a little something back. We are thankful that our local team members have not been directly impacted by the wildfires.”

KindPeoples is locally-owned and operated, independently-funded, with two locations in Santa Cruz: 533 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, 95060 and 3600 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, 95062. Founded in 2014, KindPeoples was the first state-licensed cultivator, manufacturer, distributor, retailer and micro-business in Santa Cruz.

Since its opening, KindPeoples has focused on being the top cannabis retailer in the region and has been voted each year the “best cannabis dispensary” in Santa Cruz County by the local community in the Good Times readers’ poll, “Best Of”, Santa Cruz County’s largest circulating newspaper. KindPeoples stocks professionally curated, top-shelf, in-demand cannabis and CBD products.

Media contact:
Roseann Cattani – PR Specialist,
roseann@kindpeoples.com
831-319-6393

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/66853

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