NA Proactive news snapshot: BioSig Technologies, GameSquare Esports, Logiq, Altiplano Metals, American Resources Corporation UPDATE ...

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BioSig Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:BSGM) has announced the signing of a new agreement for the clinical evaluation of the company’s PURE EP technology for arrhythmia care at Medical City North Hills in North Richland Hills, Texas. As part of the evaluation agreement, Medical City North Hills clinical representatives will provide on-site training and assist with data collection and interpretation and workflow customization for every physician and all electrophysiology lab staff members to ensure optimal user experience.

PAC Global Esports Fund has picked GameSquare Esports Inc (CSE:GSQ) (FRA:29Q1) as its “stock of the month” after the company acquired NextGen Tech LLC (doing business as Complexity Gaming) - a major esports organization with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones as a shareholder - in a $33 million deal that includes a $8.5 million private placement. The fund noted that Complexity is one of America’s longest-standing esports organisations and that GameSquare “is led by a top tier management team.”

Logiq Inc (NEO:LGIQ) (OTCQX:LGIQ), a global provider of e-commerce and fintech solutions, said it has partnered with Peer39 to provide small and medium-sized brands pre-bid keyword, contextual and brand safety solutions for modern marketers. Peer39 provides marketers the ability to assess in real-time, the context of media on webpages, mobile apps and other forms of digital content. Integrated within Logiq’s Digital Marketing platform, Logiq’s clients will have direct access to Peer39’s industry-leading capabilities within a single experience.

Altiplano Metals Inc (CVE:APN) said it has begun a “significant” underground 6,000 metre (m) drill program at its Farellon copper-gold mine in Chile. The company noted that the current drill program is designed to assist with grade control within the mineralized zones and provide guidance for further underground advancement of the Hugo Decline. “By drill testing the vein at depth, this provides greater confidence on the continuation of the vein structure and assists with mine planning and grade control optimization,” Altiplano Metals CEO Alastair McIntyre said in a statement.

American Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:AREC) has announced it is progressing towards the commercialization of its rare earth element (REE) electrolysis processing technology.  The company has procured supplemental equipment to enhance the functionality of the 2kW mobile electrolytic cell REE processing plant currently in the build phase in conjunction with its sponsored research partner Texas Tech University. American Resources said the supplemental equipment includes a high-performance microwave digestion system that works with inductively coupled plasma - optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) equipment. The equipment allows the company to break down and analyze in real-time the REE analysis in various fly ash samples and other feedstock that will then be processed and evaluated to determine the most accretive sites to send its electrolysis processing plant post-build.

Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ:VUZI), a leading supplier of smart glasses and augmented reality technology, will be hosting a webinar featuring partner TechSee, a leading AR assisted software developer. The July 14 event will deliver a deep dive into TechSee's remote visual assistance solution for field service technicians, hands-free via Vuzix smart glasses. Answering one of the biggest obstacles to effective field service, TechSee allows technicians to economize their visits and improve fix rates through live video and image sharing with a remote expert. "Organizations are under pressure to ensure service workers are efficient when dispatched to the field. Our M400 Smart Glasses and TechSee's solution means companies can send less people on field service calls, increase the accuracy of their work, and achieve higher fix rates," said Vuzix CEO Paul Travers.  "This technology also opens up opportunities for AI-enhanced computer vision to help diagnose issues and suggest resolutions before ever calling a remote expert." The event on July 14 at 11am ET/5pm CET will provide an introduction to the technology and participants can register via the following link: https://vuzix.zoom.us/webinar/register/5316251544282/WN_7vEkwqSGRpquL7nxq-nstw

KULR Technology Group Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:KULR) rung the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange last Friday in celebration of the successful completion of its recent uplisting to the NYSE American exchange. The market closing ceremony occurred on Friday, July 9, 2021, at 4.00pm. Michael Mo, co-founder and CEO of KULR, along with members of the company's leadership team, rang the bell to mark this milestone, with John Joyce, business development director at Proactive also in attendance. In a statement on July 6, Mo commented: "It's truly an honor to mark the beginning of our next chapter as a public company by ringing the NYSE closing bell. We couldn't be more excited about our prospects serving the world of e-mobility and energy storage at a time when the world is entering into an electrification revolution. We will continue to innovate with our space-proven technologies to make batteries and electronics cooler, lighter and safer". The ceremony can be viewed via the following link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/kulr-technology-group-ring-york-104500783.html

Kidoz Inc (CVE:KIDZ) (OTCMKTS:KDOZF), a mobile AdTech developer and owner of the market-leading KIDOZ Contextual Ad Network and the Kidoz Publisher SDK, said it has partnered with TradPlus, a leading mediation platform in China.  The company revealed that Tradplus has integrated Kidoz SDK into its mediation solution for mobile apps, which will seamlessly serve Kidoz Ads within kids mobile apps using the TradPlus solution. Compliant with all national and international regulations (COPPA and GDPR) in relation to child safety, global advertisers work with Kidoz to target and reach more than 300 million children and families every month. Top brands such as Mattel, Lego, Disney, Crayola and more, launch kid-safe ads on the Kidoz Network.

Ximen Mining Corp (CVE:XIM) (FRA:1XMA) (OTCQB:XXMMF) has told investors that it plans to assess the resource potential of the tailings from the formerly producing Wilcox gold mine, near the town of Nelson, British Columbia. The mine generated high-grade gold and processed around 14,555 tonnes between 1900 and 1940 and Ximen's claims near Ymir cover its tailings deposit. A report in 2005 estimated the tonnage of the tailings to be 12,387 tonnes with an average grade of 3.09 grams per tonne (g/t) gold, based on assays of 65 samples collected on a grid pattern. The in-situ gold potential was estimated at 1,230 ounces.

Valeo Pharma Inc (CSE:VPH) (OTCQB:VPHIF) (FRA:VP2) said that Redesca and Redesca HP, its low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) biosimilar, is now covered for public reimbursement in seven provinces and territories across Canada. That is in addition to several governmental agencies and 70% of privately insured lives for private payer health plans reimbursement. The pharmaceutical company said it is in advanced discussions for coverage in the remaining provinces. 

Falcon Gold Corp (CVE:FG) (OTCPINK:FGLDF) (FRA:3FA) said it has acquired a significant land position within the Hope Brook Area in Newfoundland. The mineral exploration company has staked a total of 996 claims over 24,900 hectares, which are strategically located and contiguous to First Mining Gold, Sokoman Minerals-Benton joint venture, and Marvel Discovery Corp. The acquisition gives it a strategic land position as exploration activity within Newfoundland continues to accelerate with no sign of slowing down, Falcon said. “The Hope Brook mine was and is a very significant gold deposit intimately associated with structure,” said Falcon CEO Karim Rayani in a statement.

Else Nutrition Holdings Inc (CVE:BABY) (OTCMKTS:BABYF) (FRA:0YL), the plant-based baby, toddler and children nutrition company, revealed that it has signed key marketing agreements with American actress Tori Spelling, Kids With Food Allergies (KWFA) and Plant-Based Network (PBN). The company said it has successfully forged an influencer partnership with actress, mother, writer and DIY guru Tori Spelling. “With 2 of her 5 children suffering from lactose intolerance, Tori is an ardent proponent of the Else brand,” said the company. Her first video for the Else organic brand, drew 100,000 views in the first 24 hours. “Tori will continue to support the brand with additional content in the coming weeks,” said the company. In addition, Else has cemented partnerships with Ali Fedotowsky and Jade Liz Tolbert, who enjoyed the spotlight on the ABC hit show, The Bachelor.

Mydecine Innovations Group Inc. (NEO:MYCO) (OTCMKTS:MYOCF) (FRA:0NFA) announced its subsidiary Mindleap Health is debuting a new version of its virtual health platform at the end of the month. The virtual “2.0” version of Mindleap is an online platform that supports the integration of psychedelics to support personal wellness and mental health. According to Mydecine, the platform features a media library with guided meditations, educational content and an online community connecting users to mental health specialists. 

Victory Resources Corporation (CSE:VR) (OTCPINK:VRCFF) (FRA:VR61) said it has begun a magnetometer survey program on its Lac Simard property in Quebec. The Vancouver-based junior international mining company said it engaged Abitibi Geophysics to conduct a 60-kilometer (km) ground mag survey over the west-central part of the property. The surveys are a primary tool in determining the structure of a property, as well as outlining magnetic units.

PsyBio Therapeutics Corp (CVE:PSYB) (OTCMKTS:PSYBF) (FRA:PSYB) said it has filed a new provisional patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office aimed at protecting numerous novel psychedelic drug candidates being developed for clinical trial evaluations. The patent application, entitled 'Psilocybin and Norbaeocystin Compositions and Methods of Treatment', contains 67 new inventive claims. The biotechnology company said it further demonstrates its vision to build a strong intellectual property portfolio. PsyBio’s portfolio now includes five pending provisional patents and one pending non-provisional patent application.

First Cobalt Corp (CVE:FCC) (OTCQX:FTSSF) has said it is on schedule to have its recommissioned battery materials hydrometallurgical refinery north of Toronto complete in 4Q 2022. The First Cobalt Refinery facility operated from 1996 to 2015, producing cobalt, nickel, copper and silver products. The company is currently expanding the facility and modifying the flow sheet to refine third-party cobalt hydroxide intermediate product into high purity, battery grade cobalt sulfate suitable for the electric vehicle market. The low carbon footprint facility remains on schedule for commissioning at which time it will become the only refiner of battery-grade cobalt sulfate in North America and the second-largest outside of China.

Essex Minerals Inc (CVE:ESX) (FRA:EWX1) announced positive new results from its sampling program along the Drummer Fault on its Mt Turner gold project in Australia. The junior explorer said it had sampled up to 14.45 grams per ton (g/t) gold and 11.6 g/t silver at the site, confirming the presence of “highly anomalous” gold and silver mineralization in portions where the fault is exposed over at least 14.5 kilometres (km) of the 19km long strike length. 

Mawson Gold Limited (TSE:MAW) (OTCPINK:MWSNF) (FRA:MXR) reported promising new drill results from four drill holes as part of the company's 76-hole, 19,422-metre (m) 2020-2021 drill program at its flagship Rajapalot gold-cobalt project in Finnish Lapland, just south of the Arctic circle. The Vancouver-based company, which has distinguished itself as a leading Nordic Arctic exploration company, drilled 20.7m at 7.4 grams per tonne (g/t) gold from 74m at the Raja prospect in Finland, including 2.2m at 32.6 g/t gold and 3m at 19.4 g/t gold. 

Binovi Technologies Corp (CVE:VISN) (OTCQB:BNVIF) (FRA:2EYA) has announced that Tania Archer has been appointed interim CEO, succeeding Adam Cegielski, who stepped down from both his positions as chief executive and board member. In a statement, the company said Cegielski has agreed to stay involved as an advisor to ensure a smooth transition period, as Archer’s appointment is effective immediately. Additionally, Binovi said Sam Mithani, its CTO, has stepped down from his position as a board member. Dr Jason Dyck, currently on the company's scientific advisory board, and Archer have been appointed directors. 

Golden Minerals Company (NYSEAMERICAN:AUMN) (TSE:AUMN) (FRA:7GB) has announced second-quarter 2021 production of 3,634 gold equivalent ounces, consisting of 3,452 gold ounces and 12,323 ounces of silver, from its Rodeo gold-silver mine in Mexico. The output represented the company’s first full quarter of production, increasing by 133%, or 2,075 gold equivalent ounces, from 1Q 2021. “We completed the planned ramp-up of production during the second quarter, and after the regrind mill was installed at the end of April, plant throughput averaged over 500 tonnes per day in May and June combined,” Golden Minerals Company CEO Warren Rehn said in a statement.

Real Luck Group Ltd (CVE:LUCK) (OTCQB:LUKEF) and its subsidiary companies doing business as Luckbox, have announced a partnership with customer engagement and business analytics platform Solitics, to enhance business intelligence and customer engagement at Luckbox. Luckbox will leverage Solitics' service to provide in-depth and meaningful player behaviour insights and provide the ability to personalize and automate customer engagements in real-time, leading to higher customer retention and improved player economics. 

Pure Gold Mining Inc (CVE:PGM) (LON:PUR) (OTCMKTS:LRTNF) has reported on a 'milestone' second quarter, which saw an uplift in gold production and increased ramp-up rates at its flagship development mine in Red Lake, Ontario, which is nearing 'commercial' production. At the PureGold mine, 6,261 ounces of gold were produced in the three months to end-June 2021, up by 46% from the 4,291 ounces generated in the first quarter of the year, while throughput was 509 tonnes per day (tpd) for the quarter and 577 tpd in June alone.

Victory Square Technologies Inc (CSE:VST) (OTCMKTS:VSQTF) (FRA:6F6) said its portfolio company GameOn Entertainment Technologies (CSE:GET) (FRA:9E7) has announced a partnership with NFT platform Blockparty to launch a first-of-its-kind NFT Predictor product.  By harnessing the power of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and blockchain technology, the company said sports and entertainment rights holders can now turn their digital collectibles into valuable assets to be collected, traded, and utilized by fans via a unique predictive gaming product that brings them closer to their favorite sports, TV, and live events. 

Sassy Resources Corporation (CSE:SASY) (OTCQB:SSYRF) (FRA:4E7) said that crews have been mobilized for the start of its 2021 drilling program at the Westmore gold and silver discovery in British Columbia. The summer drill is a follow-up to last year’s first-ever series of relatively shallow drill holes, which confirmed widespread surface mineralization in quartz vein swarms. Sassy will continue to examine a new grassroots discovery in Northwest BCs Eskay Camp.

American Manganese Inc (CVE:AMY) (OTCMKTS:AMYZF) (FRA:2AM) has welcomed the fact that its ground-breaking 'closed loop' battery recycled process has been featured in the International Journal of Green Energy -  a highly respected peer-reviewed journal. Larry Reaugh, the CEO of AMY, said the company was "extremely proud that our research in lithium-ion battery cathode material recycling is recognized and validated by people with expertise in this field". He added: "As a pioneer in novel and advanced lithium-ion battery cathode recycling technology, all of us at AMY pride ourselves on our transparency and structured development plans using real science.”

KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (CVE:KWE) (OTCQB:KWEMF) has released its first public video demonstrating the company's non-lethal Low Energy Cartridge (LEC) product in action. KWESST said it expects to release additional footage in the coming weeks. The video is available on KWESST's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a22sm6OE5c4. Jeff MacLeod, founder, CEO and president of KWESST, commented: "The video clip released today was taken when we successfully completed our first public live demonstration of the LEC system to a group of investors in the Whistler, British Columbia area last Friday. As announced yesterday, the official commercial launch of the Low Energy Cartridge system is planned for January 18 to 22, 2022 in Las Vegas at the SHOT Show. The SHOT Show is the largest trade show of its kind for buyers and suppliers in the "Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade" (SHOT) and has evolved over the years to include exhibitors and buyers across the tactical, personal defence and high-action gaming communities. It is the annual event for commercial buyers and distributors to see what is new and to place orders."

Spyder Cannabis Inc. (CVE:SPDR) has announced the results from its annual general and special meeting of shareholders of the company, which was held on Monday, July 12, 2021. Shareholders holding a total of 28,957,203 common shares of the company were represented in person or by proxy at the meeting, representing 39.1% of the votes attached to all outstanding common shares as at the record date. The company reported that its shareholders voted in favour of all matters submitted before them at the meeting, with each motion receiving more than 95.1% support.

Nextech AR Solutions Corp. (OTCQB:NEXCF) (NEO:NTAR) (CSE:NTAR) (FRA:N29) has announced that Evan Gappelberg, the company's CEO and founder will present live at VirtualInvestorConferences.com on August 5, 2021, at 9.30am ET, via the following registration link: https://bit.ly/3hUv6XG. This will be a live, interactive online event where investors are invited to ask the company questions in real-time. If attendees are not able to join the event live on the day of the conference, an archived webcast will also be made available after the event. To learn more about the event at: www.virtualinvestorconferences.com

PharmaDrug Inc. (CSE:BUZZ) (OTCPINK:LMLLF) has announced that MNP LLP has resigned as the company's auditors, with the resignation being effective as of June 14, 2021.  The company said its management and audit committee are in discussions with several auditors and will look to finalize the selection of a successor auditor in the near future. The former auditor resigned on its own initiative.

Mojave Brands Inc (CVE:MOJO) said that further to its news release dated July 9, 2021, the company has closed a non-brokered private placement financing of $690,000. In consideration, the company issued 5.75 million units at a price of 12 cents per unit for gross proceeds of $690,000. Each unit consists of one common share of Mojave and one common share purchase warrant having an exercise price of 15 cents per warrant for a period of 24 months from the date of closing of the private placement. All securities issued under the private placement are subject to a four-month hold period. The proceeds from the private placement will be used for working capital purposes and paying down liabilities.

Fobi AI Inc (CVE:FOBI) said the TSX Venture Exchange has accepted for filing documentation with respect to a brokered private placement announced June 14, 2021, and June 15, 2021, which will see the issue of 5,935,000 shares at a purchase price of $1.25 per share, together with 2,967,500 share purchase with an exercise price:$1.60 for a two-year period with 40 placees.

The International Speculator, in its June 23, 2021, issue, says buy FPX Nickel Corp. (CVE:FPX) at 58 cents, officially, Buy up to 70 cents. The newsletter said buy the nickel explorer on November 26, 2021, at 53 cents. Assuming an investment of $1,000, the holding is worth $1,083. The buy came without further details.

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX:OTCM), the operator of financial markets for 11,000 US and global securities, has announced that Avant Brand Inc. (CVE:AVNT) (FRA:1BUP) (OTCQX:AVTBF), a multi-licensed producer of handcrafted, high quality cannabis products, has qualified to trade on the OTCQX Best Market and has today upgraded from the OTCQB Venture Market. 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. "Today marks a momentous occasion for our Company as we graduate to the OTCQX. In conjunction with this milestone the Company has recently completed a rebrand to Avant Brands Inc. which will better showcase our culturally and stylistic advanced brand portfolio," commented Mike Blady, VP and director of Avant Brands.

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