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CytoDyn Inc (OTCQB:CYDY) announced it is delivering its drug leronlimab to a Philippine hospital to be administered to another 28 critically ill coronavirus (COVID-19) patients under a new Compassionate Special Permit (CSP). The company also said it is negotiating the potential future delivery of 100,000 vials to the Philippines for additional CSP use.

Victory Square Technologies Inc (CSE:VST) (OTCMKTS:VSQTF) (FRA:6F6) said its portfolio company Fantasy 360 Inc (doing business as Immersive Tech) has signed a letter of intent to sell one of its hyper-immersive virtual reality (VR) “UNCONTAINED” attractions to Autobahn Indoor Speedway. Autobahn Indoor Speedway also has an option to purchase up to 10 UNCONTAINED units for its remaining locations across the US.

Vanstar Mining Resources Inc (CVE:VSR) shares nudged up as the gold explorer revealed it had increased its ground at the Eva project in the James Bay region of Quebec, following encouraging results from an airborne magnetic survey. The firm’s wholly-owned Eva and Frida projects span 107 claims over 5,517 hectares and the study at Eva showed a "prominent iron formation" folded in the north. "The magnetic signature of the iron formation on the Eva property is very strong," the CEO of Vanstar JC St-Amou told investors in a statement. "Folded iron formations in this type of geological setting are often a good host for gold mineralization and we proactively acquired additional claims contiguous the Eva project, enhancing our land position in this area."

BioHarvest Sciences Inc (CSE:BHSC) (OTCMKTS:CNVCF) (FRA:8MV) said that sales orders for its flagship VINIA product, a red grape cell functional food and dietary supplement, has soared to an all-time high in Israel. For the first quarter ended March 31, 2021, the company reported sales orders for VINIA of US$377,756, a 17% sequential sales gain over the fourth quarter of 2020. The total number of VINIA purchase orders in the first quarter this year also totaled 2,190, an increase of 45%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2020.

Research Capital Corporation reiterated Great Bear Resources Ltd (CVE:GBR) (OTCMKTS:GTBDF) as a ‘Speculative Buy’ with a $36 a share price target after the gold explorer added a sixth drill rig at its Dixie project in Ontario. Great Bear Resources said the sixth rig is being added to accelerate the 2021 drill program at the site and will continue to infill as well as expand on the three main gold zones, including the Hinge, Dixie Limb and LP Fault zones. 

BioHarvest Sciences Inc (CSE:BHSC) (OTCMKTS:CNVCF) (FRA:8MV) said that sales orders for its flagship VINIA product, a red grape cell functional food and dietary supplement, has soared to an all-time high in Israel. For the first quarter ended March 31, 2021, the company reported sales orders for VINIA of US$377,756, a 17% sequential sales gain over the fourth quarter of 2020. The total number of VINIA purchase orders in the first quarter this year also totaled 2,190, an increase of 45%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2020.

DGTL Holdings Inc (CVE:DGTL) (OTCQB:DGTHF) (FRA:A2QB0L) said its Hashoff LLC subsidiary has launched a social media content campaign connected to the 2021 PGA Masters golf tournament for a Nasdaq-listed digital, sports, gaming and entertainment brand. The company noted that this is the second campaign activation stemming from a recent SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) licensing agreement, and the contract is valued at US$75,000 for a one-week campaign. Hashoff will activate both self-serve and managed-service products for the campaign, which will create and distribute client-branded multimedia mobile social creative content with a Masters theme, DGTL added.

Great Panther Mining Limited (TSE:GPR) (NYSEAMERICAN:GPL) has revealed new open pit drill results from its Tucano gold mine in Brazil that highlighted a continuity of mineralization at depth. Results include intercepts of 17.7 grams per ton (g/t) gold over 1.75 metres from 130 metres in one drill hole and 6.3 g/t gold over 3.9 metres in another. The Canadian miner said that the results give it more confidence in its geological model used for a mineral reserve and resource estimation.

AIM ImmunoTech Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:AIM) announced that it has completed dosing of Cohort 1 in a Phase 1 clinical study on the safety of its Ampligen drug as an intranasal therapy and reported no serious adverse events. The company said the positive safety data paves the way for an escalation of the dose in Cohort 2 and is a critical step in its ongoing efforts to develop Ampligen as a potential prophylaxis or treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19) and other respiratory viral diseases. The Centre for Human Drug Research (CHDR), an independent institute located in Leiden in The Netherlands, is conducting the clinical study AMP-COV-100. AIM ImmunoTech is sponsoring and funding the study.

Else Nutrition Holdings Inc (CVE:BABY) (OTCQX:BABYF) (FRA:0YL) announced it will soon begin selling its plant-based nutrition products for toddlers in the US northeast at all 71 Big Y grocery stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Else Nutrition said it expects to roll out its products at Big Y, one of the largest independently-owned supermarket chains in New England, by mid-April.

Fortitude Gold Corp (OTCQB:FTCO) recently shared promising resource delineation drill results from its Golden Mile property in Mineral County, Nevada, which showed high-grade intercepts, which included 20.10 meters (m) grading 3.60 grams per tonne (g/t) gold, and 21.21m grading 2.77 g/t gold.  The gold producer and explorer with operations in Nevada, said engineering and metallurgical test work evaluating and targeting an open-pit heap leach operation are underway. "Drilling over 20 meters of 3.60 grams per tonne gold less than one meter below the surface underscores Golden Mile's potential to become an open-pit mine," Fortitude Gold CEO Jason Reid noted in a statement.  Fortitude Gold also announced that it has instituted a monthly dividend of $0.02 per common share, or $0.24 annually. The $0.02 per common share monthly dividend for April 2021 is payable on April 30, 2021, to shareholders of record as of April 19, 2021.

Organic Garage Ltd (CVE:OG) (OTCQX:OGGFF) (FRA:9CW1) said it is expanding the company’s Hand-Picked Partner program to initially include the placement of the Cali-Rolls sustainable sushi brand at the Organic Garage Junction location as well as introduce Tori’s Bakeshop plant-based baked goods across all four Organic Garage stores The company also noted that it will continue to explore opportunities with recognized vendors to further expand the Hand-Picked Partner program in order to enhance the instore shopping experience for its customers. 

Renforth Resources Inc (CSE:RFR) (OTCPINK:RFHRF) (FRA:9RR) has reported more results from last year's drilling at its flagship Parbec open pit gold deposit in Quebec, which are expected to bolster the updated resource estimate for the asset, expected in June or July this year. The assays come from five holes, which were sunk in the Fall program, where 9,644 metres (m) were drilled in a Phase one program. Each hole contained gold values.  A stand-out was 4.02 grams per ton (g/t) gold over a width of 4m from a depth of 141m to 145m. A total of 37 drill holes from both phase one and phase two are still outstanding, the company noted.

Versus Systems Inc (NASDAQ:VS) (CSE:VS) (FRA:BMVB) said Wednesday it has added a new functionality to its prizing engine that will allow it to be used in the UK.  The Los Angeles-based gaming company said it will partner with some of its existing content partners to launch its Dynamic Regulatory Compliance prizing engine in the region in the second quarter of 2021. The UK is the largest television advertising market in Europe, among the largest interactive gaming markets in the world and home to the world’s most popular football league in the Premier League. 

Empower Clinics Inc (CSE:CBDT) (FRA:8EC) (OTCQB:EPWCF) announced that its patient count more than quadrupled year-over-year in quarterly figures released Wednesday. The number of patients jumped 460% to 26,317 during the three months ended March 31, up from 5,717 in the same period of 2020. For the month of March specifically, patients increased 388% to 8,379 from 2,160.  "The delivery of world-class patient care is the number one priority for our team in all the markets we serve," CEO Steven McAuley said in a statement. "I am so proud of our members' daily effort and dedication to patients even in such uncertain times.”

GGX Gold Corp (CVE:GGX) (OTCQB:GGXXF) (FRA:3SR2) has announced results for the remaining drill holes from its 2020 exploration program at the Gold Drop property in British Columbia, including "significant" assays from the Perky vein. Perky is a parallel vein sitting 200 meters (m) west of the much explored COD vein at the project. Highlight results from Perky included 119.5 grams per ton (g/t) gold over an interval of 0.45m from 1.85m depth. 

Loop Insights Inc (CVE:MTRX) (OTCQB:RACMF) announced Wednesday that it has completed its integration with Vend’s Billing API.  Loop said it will now provide Vend retailers with seamless onboarding to Loop’s multi-domain, franchise compliance, and historical reporting solutions. “It has been great to see Loop’s enthusiasm for the project and we’re thrilled that our Vend retailers can now onboard clients to benefit from Loop’s products and services faster than ever before, giving them easier access to the multi-domain, franchise and historical reporting that Loop offers,” said Vend’s Director of Product Partnerships Lowry Gladwell in a statement.

Gatling Exploration Inc (CVE:GTR) (OTCQB:GATGF) has announced additional gold mineralization with continuity from surface at the Fernland deposit at its Larder gold project in Northern Ontario. The company said the results included 114.3 meters (m) of 0.8 gram per ton (g/t) of gold, starting at just 3.7m below surface in hole GTR-21-097, in Zone 3 of the Fernland deposit. 

Bragg Gaming Group Inc (TSX:BRAG) (OTCMKTS:BRGGF) (FRA:SL4A) said it has strengthened its foothold in the Spanish market by launching its portfolio of ORYX Gaming content with Casumo, a European online casino and sportsbook operator.  The gaming technology group said Casumo is the second operator in Spain to launch ORYX content to consumers, with titles such as GAMOMAT’s Red Hot Firepot, La Dolce Vita, and Books & Bulls, to be included in the launch. 

CytoDyn Inc (OTCQB:CYDY), a biotechnology company developing its flagship drug Vyrologix (leronlimab-PRO 140) for multiple indications, said it has executed an exclusive supply and distribution agreement with Biomm SA in Brazil. The Vancouver, Washington-based biotechnology company said the commercial agreement will “enable Biomm to sell leronlimab in Brazil following regulatory clearance.” CytoDyn said it has committed to conducting clinical trials in Brazil for all current indications for leronlimab including as a treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19) long-haulers symptoms, the liver condition non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and cancer.

Ximen Mining Corp (CVE:XIM) (OTCQB:XXMMF) (FRA:1XMA) said it has acquired a 2.5% net smelter royalty (NSR) on 51 claims in the Greenwood mining Camp in British Columbia, further expanding the firm's footprint in the area. The royalty covers 15,116 hectares, known as the Sidley gold-Dayton copper properties, which are owned by Grizzly Discoveries Inc (CVE:GZD). Included in the acquisition from a private group, for which Ximen paid 800,000 shares, were 5 further mineral claims covering 3,873 hectares. Ximen now owns and operates 19,000 hectares in the famous Greenwood mining camp.

Exro Technologies Inc (CVE:EXRO) (OTCQB:EXROF) (FRA:1O2), a clean power electronics company, was armed with more than C$48 million at the end of 2020, allowing it to further commercialize its Coil Driver technology in 2021 and carry out its operations for the next two years. The Coil Driver works by expanding the capabilities of powertrains by enabling two separate torque profiles within an electric motor. The controller automatically selects the appropriate configuration in real-time so that power and efficiency are intelligently optimized. 

ImagineAR Inc (CSE:IP) (OTCQB:IPNFF) has revealed a new brand logo to represent its corporate personality and the experiences the company offers to users – immersive augmented reality (AR). In a statement, ImagineAR CEO Alen Paul Silverrstieen said the new branded logo “clearly represents ImagineAR today as we expand globally delivering immersive and experiential AR mobile engagements.” He noted that the company’s new re-branded website will be launched within 60 days.

Great Bear Resources Ltd (CVE:GBR) (OTCQX:GTBAF) (FRA:0G6A) said a sixth drill rig has arrived at its Dixie project in Ontario, Canada. The gold explorer said the sixth rig is being added to accelerate the 2021 drill program at the site, and alongside the five other drills, will continue to infill and expand on the three main gold zones, including the Hinge, Dixie Limb and LP Fault zones.

OTC Markets Group Inc.(OTCQX:OTCM) has announced that Tiger Brokers (NASDAQ:TIGR), a leading online stock brokerage in Asia has become a new distributor of OTC Markets' Real-Time Level 2+ Quotes. With the agreement, Tiger Broker's clients now have convenient access to real-time depth of book pricing for OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink market securities to assist in trading and investment decision-making. The agreement increases the availability of data on OTC equity securities to Tiger Broker's platform of investors.

Talon Metals Corp (TSE:TLO) revealed new drill results Wednesday showing massive sulphide mineralization from a previously undrilled area on its Tamarack nickel project in Minnesota. The new target, known as CGO West, is around 100 metres north-northeast of Tamarack’s already-defined resource area and extends for another 400 metres. Results from the first three holes included 5.3 metres of massive sulphide mineralization, 35 metres of nickel-copper mineralization, including 2.5 metres of massive sulphide mineralization, and 9.1 metres of nickel-copper mineralization, including 2.2 metres of massive sulphide mineralization.

Megumagold Corp. (CVE:NSAU) said it has issued 1,052,632 common shares of the company at a deemed price of 9.5 cents per share to 3302051 Nova Scotia Ltd. The shares were issued in connection with the option agreement on the Goldenville property entered into among 3302051 and the company's wholly-owned subsidiaries, Osprey Gold Development Ltd. and Crosby Gold Ltd., dated October 14, 2016, as amended in October 2018, April 2019, and March 2021. Under the agreement, Crosby has the option to acquire a 100% interest, subject to certain royalties, in the Goldenville gold project and three additional earlier-stage projects in Nova Scotia. In accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreement, the company has also paid $200,000 cash to 3302051. The shares will be subject to a 10-month hold period expiring on Jan. 15, 2022. This share issuance and cash payment represent the final payment under the agreement.

Northstar Gold Corp. (CSE:NSG) said it has applied for the listing of its common shares on the OTCQB Venture Market, a US trading platform operated by the OTC Markets Group in New York, in addition to applying for eligibility with the Depository Trust Company (DTC). The company believes that DTC eligibility and trading on the OTCQB will provide additional liquidity and increase its visibility within the US capital markets. The listing of the company's common shares on the OTCQB remains subject to the approval of the OTCQB and the satisfaction of applicable listing requirements. Northstar will continue to trade on the CSX Canadian Securities Exchange under its symbol "NSG" and will provide further updates once they become available.

Vicinity Motor Corp. (CVE:VMC) (OTCQX:BUSXF) (FRA:6LG), formerly Grande West Transportation Group, a leading supplier of electric, CNG, gas and clean diesel buses, has announced that its management will present at the Planet MicroCap Showcase taking place virtually April 20-22, 2021. It said that William Trainer, the company's founder and chief executive officer is scheduled to hold 1-on-1 meetings throughout the duration of the event and will host a virtual presentation on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 12.00pm Eastern time via the following webcast link: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2059/40624. A live audio webcast and archive of the event presentation will be available using the webcast link above. For more information on the Planet MicroCap Showcase, to schedule a 1-on-1 meeting, or to register for the event, investors can visit www.planetmicrocapshowcase.com.

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX:OTCM), the operator of financial markets for 11,000 US and global securities, has announced that Mission Ready Solutions Inc. (CVE:MRS;) (OTCQX:MSNVF), a company which specializes in providing comprehensive government contracting solutions, has qualified to trade on the OTCQX Best Market and has today upgraded from the OTCQB Venture Market. The OTCQX Market is designed for established, investor-focused US and international companies. To qualify for OTCQX, companies must meet high financial standards, follow best practice corporate governance, and demonstrate compliance with applicable securities laws. Graduating to the OTCQX Market from the OTCQB Market marks an important milestone for companies, enabling them to demonstrate their qualifications and build visibility among US investors. "Moving from the OTCQB to the OTCQX Best Market is another great achievement for the Company as we strive to increase shareholder value," said Buck L. Marshall, president and CEO of Mission Ready. "Upgrading to OTCQX will provide the Company with greater exposure and access to the US markets while improving liquidity for the investment community both in Canada and the United States. We firmly believe that our clear global strategy, strong management team, operational infrastructure, global network, consumer messaging, and financial results will continue to drive shareholder value."

Biocept Inc (NASDAQ:BIOC) will host a webinar April 8 at 12 pm ET featuring leading neuro-oncologists to discuss the use of the company’s proprietary cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) assay for diagnosing and managing tumors that have metastasized to the central nervous system (CNS), including the brain or spinal column. Biocept’s CSF assay provides enhanced sensitivity compared with CSF cytology, the current standard of care, and has the added advantage of identifying actionable molecular targets for use in treatment decisions while providing quantitative information needed for assessing treatment response and monitoring disease progression. Participants can pre-register or register at webinar start time here. The webinar also will be available live and archived at www.biocept.com.

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