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passage of the U.S. Farm Bill in late 2018, hemp-derived CBD products have become massive in the United States as well.

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These critically important to also to witness substantial growth said Bethany Gomez, Managing to pharmaceuticals, following in are usually mature adults and second. I also enjoy sharing my time to talk about the futurestandard processing method of exceedingly small, nanometerdemonstrate that CBD from moving forward. According to Director at Brightfield Group, the footsteps of their ancestors young families who believe in the experiences and knowledge of his company. Most notably, ultrasonication, which can carry scale droplets are so tiny that hemp-derived CBD oil was data compiled by Brightfield “CBD is everywhere - it is both a hundreds of years ago. 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medicine clinic in Singapore. Last year, SLC was recognised in Global Health & Pharma out more about the company’s ethos, culture and imminent future.

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industry, commented: ‘The data released today on USTgenerated nanoemulsions of CBD oil are very impressive. Creating nanoemulsions of CBD oil with full preservation of CBD throughout the process, while not generating impurities, remains a significant challenge in the industry. These data indicate that UST can achieve that goal, thereby offering great promise to the future.’ Professor Warriner continued: ‘Not only does the UST process appear capable of achieving stability of emulsions, but the controlled heating that also occurs may offer a valid alternative to thermal and nonthermal pasteurization methods

mean a state of wholeness and functional ability in our physical body, mind, and soul. I hope to do more education through Leaf to Life all over Singapore and beyond so that more people will liver a better and healthful lives.”

to reduce the risk of harmful microbes in products such as edibles and topicals. I believe that CBD-infused topicals and similar products will prove more popular with users than edibles. However, to be successful, it is imperative that topicals be highly stable, safe, bioavailable, and readily absorbent nanoemulsions. After consideration of the data released today, the UST process appears to be a leading candidate to fill that important need.’ Dr. Bradford A. Young, Chief Commercial Officer of PBI, summarized: ‘We were delighted to release a short video last week showing the ability of our new UST platform to

make visually clear and stable mixtures of CBD oil and water. The scientific data released today have further validated the achievement of creating high quality, nanoemulsion mixtures of oil and water using our UST platform. In particular, these data specifically show that CBD levels are preserved all the way through UST processing to the finished product. We are very excited by these results and believe our proprietary Ultra Shear Technology can help a diverse variety of customers to develop a vast array of new and beneficial products spanning multiple large markets, including CBD and nutraceuticals, cosmetics and topicals, food and beverages, drug delivery and more.’”

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Company: Sebastian Liew Centre Pte Ltd Director Name: Sebastian Liew Address: 150, Orchard Road, Orchard Plaza, #07-06, Singapore 238841 Website: http://leaftolife.com.sg Telephone: +65-65389978

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passage of the U.S. Farm Bill in late 2018, hemp-derived CBD products have become massive in the United States as well. The bill allows for the cultivation and commercial sale of hempbased products. However, the 2018 Farm Bill strictly distinguishes hemp as the non-psychoactive component of cannabis containing less than 0.3% THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. While CBD may not provide consumers with psychoactive effects, it is linked to providing users with relaxing and therapeutic benefits. Furthermore, because of CBD’s effects, many medical companies have begun to use it as a form of treatment. In combination with the recreational market, the overall CBD market is projected to witness substantial growth moving forward. According to data compiled by Brightfield Group, the U.S. hemp CBD market is expected to reach USD 22 Billion by 2022, outpacing the rest of the cannabis market combined. Primarily, consumers are using CBD-based products such as oils, tinctures, creams, beverages, edibles, and flowers. While all the products may offer the same beneficiary effects, the products apply to different application. Consumers may be using creams in particular for muscle aches or chronic pain,

while others may use beverages as a relaxation stimulant. Despite the large recreational market for CBD, the medical segment offers much more diverse applications. Consumers can also use CBD in order to treat other medical conditions such as epilepsy, seizures, Alzheimer’s, inflammation, and depression, according to WebMD. With the emergence of the CBD industry, products are beginning to diversify as consumers now have access to a wide range of choices. “What is most notable is that this market has grown almost exclusively based on word-ofmouth, with marketing heavily restricted due to the legal gray area that hemp CBD operates in,” said Bethany Gomez, Managing Director at Brightfield Group, “CBD is everywhere - it is both a trendy, new ingredient in drinks, face creams and pet treats and an answer to the prayers of so many people suffering from medical conditions ranging from epilepsy to anxiety and chronic pain. It rides the waves of so many global food and health trends, as a substitute for opioids, towards more natural health alternatives and functional ingredients.” Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) announced

last week that, “analytical testing on hemp-derived CBD oil processed via PBI’s Ultra Shear Technology™ (UST™) platform has confirmed that UST processing uniquely achieves the challenging criteria for creating highly-effective “nanoemulsions” of CBD oil in water, without loss or modification of CBD throughout the entire UST process (> 99% recovery). The ultimate goal in mixing oil-based nutritional and therapeutic products like CBD oil into water, for effective oral or topical delivery and absorption, is to reduce the size of the oil drops to such a level that they seemingly ‘vanish’ into the water (become “water soluble”). These exceedingly small, nanometerscale droplets are so tiny that it becomes very easy for the human (or other animal) body to absorb the oil-based nutrients or drugs (like CBD) directly from the inner surface of the oil droplet. Traditional processing methods struggle mightily with this challenge, but PBI’s proprietary UST platform uses ultra-high pressure to create extreme shearing forces to make nanometer-scale droplets of fluids that become highly-stable, homogenized “nanoemulsions” of materials that normally do not mix (e.g., CBD oil and water).

Dr. Vera Gross, Director of Applications Development at PBI, explained: ‘We asked an independent, university-affiliated laboratory to determine the size of oil droplets achieved in UST-processed CBD oil, using a universally-accepted sizing method called DLS. Their analytical results revealed that the UST- processed oil drops were reduced to approximately 65 nm in size, well into the 20200 nm range targeted for truly effective nanoemulsion delivery and absorption of nutrients and therapeutics, such as CBD (Nano- and Microscale Drug Delivery Systems, 2017).’ Dr. Gross continued: ‘It was critically important to also demonstrate that CBD from hemp-derived CBD oil was not lost or modified during UST processing. For this we enlisted the help of scientists at NutraFuels, Inc. (OTCQB: NTFU), which has an FDA-inspected, highly-qualified analytical testing laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment and well-trained chemists with years of experience in laboratory testing.’ Mr. Cooper Dodd, R&D Scientist at NTFU, said: ‘Using a powerful laboratory method called HPLC to measure the concentrations of

Awards 2019 Award Title CBD and potential impurities, we determined that no appreciable amount of CBD was lost during the UST process. These results compare well to our standard processing method of ultrasonication, which can carry a risk of measurable loss of CBD, and sometimes creates the appearance of impurities if not performed properly. While there is more work to be done, as a nutraceutical manufacturer with products already on the market, we see these results as a robust leap towards better optimization of our CBD-enhanced products.’ Dr. Keith Warriner, Professor of Food Science at the University of Guelph (Toronto), and a recognized expert in the cannabis

industry, commented: ‘The data released today on USTgenerated nanoemulsions of CBD oil are very impressive. Creating nanoemulsions of CBD oil with full preservation of CBD throughout the process, while not generating impurities, remains a significant challenge in the industry. These data indicate that UST can achieve that goal, thereby offering great promise to the future.’ Professor Warriner continued: ‘Not only does the UST process appear capable of achieving stability of emulsions, but the controlled heating that also occurs may offer a valid alternative to thermal and nonthermal pasteurization methods

to reduce the risk of harmful microbes in products such as edibles and topicals. I believe that CBD-infused topicals and similar products will prove more popular with users than edibles. However, to be successful, it is imperative that topicals be highly stable, safe, bioavailable, and readily absorbent nanoemulsions. After consideration of the data released today, the UST process appears to be a leading candidate to fill that important need.’ Dr. Bradford A. Young, Chief Commercial Officer of PBI, summarized: ‘We were delighted to release a short video last week showing the ability of our new UST platform to

make visually clear and stable mixtures of CBD oil and water. The scientific data released today have further validated the achievement of creating high quality, nanoemulsion mixtures of oil and water using our UST platform. In particular, these data specifically show that CBD levels are preserved all the way through UST processing to the finished product. We are very excited by these results and believe our proprietary Ultra Shear Technology can help a diverse variety of customers to develop a vast array of new and beneficial products spanning multiple large markets, including CBD and nutraceuticals, cosmetics and topicals, food and beverages, drug delivery and more.’”

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Reaching for the Stars VSM Healthcare’s unique approach to overlaying sector insights and in-depth knowledge outcomes. We explore the secrets behind the firm’s phenomenal success and how it works to support clients in the healthcare and pharmacy markets. Established in 2001, today VSM Healthcare is the UK’s leading oral healthcare marketing and communications agency. Drawing on a wealth of experience, their unique approach to overlaying sector insights and in-depth knowledge enhances its clients’ communications, delivering exceptional and measurable outcomes using the five points of the VSM Star. The first of these is insight and policy, as the VSM’s expert knowledge of the oral health sector, along with strong industry and professional relationships allow it to create relevant and meaningful solutions for clients. They also use professional communication to enhance its service offering. Understanding the oral healthcare sector like no other, VSM provides a fresh approach to customer engagement with outstanding results across a wide range of touchpoints Additionally, VSM are leading the way in using education and development opportunities as an attractive and effective marketing tool. This includes responding to the new enhanced CPD requirements of the General Dental Council. Face to face support is also crucial, and as such VSM is known for being able to deliver great face to face events, be they seminars, national roadshows or product launches. Finally, VSM specialises in consumer marketing. Oral health as a therapy area supports

a cradle to give consumer reach. The dental channel is a unique opportunity to influence consumers across a wide range of markets and alternative therapy areas, and one which VSM helps clients to utilise to its full potential. Alongside these five points, VSM utilises its knowledge of the regulations of the pharma industry to use cutting-edge marketing and innovative packaging as a tool to deliver key messages within the oral healthcare sector. These communication methods ensure all messages are attractive and relevant to support compliance. Within the professional setting, VSM have used their vast regulatory knowledge and the commitment to excellence demonstrated by its focus on adhering to its five-point plan to provide a prescription stamp to benefit dental professional users. This demonstrated strong collaboration between Dental Professionals and the product manufacturer in providing dental patients with an evidence-based solution to improve oral health. VSM is also active in the consumer market, where they have devised an educational toolbox delivered annually to over 350,000 UK primary school children. The toolbox includes Key Stage 1 messaging along with evidence-based oral health messages and product samples. These are distributed to the children in take home packages to use and share the information

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with parents. Also included is a uniquely packaged curriculum book which teachers use as a resource for lesson planning on the topic of oral health. Concurrently, this message is communicated to 9,000 dental practices across the UK. The toolkit is adapted to support professional messages to young patients and their parents and to offer an information point in their practice for further oral health promotion. Most recently, the team at VSM has developed a unique packaging item for the British Dental Industry Association. This drove engagement and increased member awareness of benefits. This novel show and tell package brought member benefits to life using practical products to increase engagement both now and in the future. These projects have all led the firm to win the prestigious title of Best Oral Healthcare Marketing Specialists - United Kingdom. Gail Vernon, VSM’s founding director commented on the company’s success.

“This is very exciting news for VSM. We strive always to be innovative and ground-breaking in the way we communicate our clients’ messages and so it is great that this has been recognised. Our company vision is to be the marketing & communications agency of choice to the oral healthcare sector in the UK. This award cements this position as we expand our offering internationally.” Ultimately, looking to the future, VSM remains dedicated to creating communications and packages which inspire, motivate and educate both health professionals and consumers.

Company: VSM Healthcare Contact: Bridget Francis Address: 8 Salmon Fields Business Village, Royton, Oldham, OL2 6HT, UK Phone: 0161 665 2882 Web Address: www. vsmhealthcare.com

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Supply Distributor The Industry’s Only Whole-Plant, Lipid-Infused Hemp Oil Now Available via Wholesale to Licensed Chiropractors Through ScripHessco. Functional Remedies, the premier vertically-integrated hemp oil company, has now partnered with ScripHessco, providers of highquality chiropractic equipment and supplies, continuing its aggressive growth into high-impact health and wellness sectors. As more Americans explore functional and non-invasive treatments for health issues, this partnership allows Functional Remedies to directly tap into the growing chiropractic market -- thats valued at $12.26 billion in 2017 according to Grand View Research.

growth strategy and look forward to continuing to expand our presence in the additional complementary and alternative health markets throughout this year and beyond.”

consumer product companies to accelerate growth and profitability by expanding distribution into major food, drug and mass retail channels.

In 2019 alone, Functional Remedies has had tremendous new growth with distribution partnerships with Lhasa OMS, the largest distributor of acupuncture products and of Chinese herbs in the U.S., and Market Performance Group (MPG), an independent strategy consulting and sales management services company that specializes in helping

“For over four decades, we have been a trusted resource to health care practitioners,” said Scrip Companies CEO Kray Kibler. “Our aligned missions to improve patients’ lives makes partnering with Functional Remedies an easy decision and one that provides our chiropractic customer network access to the best-in-class, whole-plant hemp oil.”

“Our partnership with ScripHessco is very significant because we are now able to access chiropractors on a larger scale and help the profession optimize patient health and wellness with our lipid-infused hemp oil,” said Functional Remedies CEO Anthony Mazzotti. “We are diligently working to fulfill our 2019

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Supply Distributor The Industry’s Only Whole-Plant, Lipid-Infused Hemp Oil Now Available via Wholesale to Licensed Chiropractors Through ScripHessco. Functional Remedies, the premier vertically-integrated hemp oil company, has now partnered with ScripHessco, providers of highquality chiropractic equipment and supplies, continuing its aggressive growth into high-impact health and wellness sectors. As more Americans explore functional and non-invasive treatments for health issues, this partnership allows Functional Remedies to directly tap into the growing chiropractic market -- thats valued at $12.26 billion in 2017 according to Grand View Research.

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growth strategy and look forward to continuing to expand our presence in the additional complementary and alternative health markets throughout this year and beyond.”

consumer product companies to accelerate growth and profitability by expanding distribution into major food, drug and mass retail channels.

In 2019 alone, Functional Remedies has had tremendous new growth with distribution partnerships with Lhasa OMS, the largest distributor of acupuncture products and of Chinese herbs in the U.S., and Market Performance Group (MPG), an independent strategy consulting and sales management services company that specializes in helping

“For over four decades, we have been a trusted resource to health care practitioners,” said Scrip Companies CEO Kray Kibler. “Our aligned missions to improve patients’ lives makes partnering with Functional Remedies an easy decision and one that provides our chiropractic customer network access to the best-in-class, whole-plant hemp oil.”

“Our partnership with ScripHessco is very significant because we are now able to access chiropractors on a larger scale and help the profession optimize patient health and wellness with our lipid-infused hemp oil,” said Functional Remedies CEO Anthony Mazzotti. “We are diligently working to fulfill our 2019

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