Former Accenture MD – Aqueel Merchant Joins Ahhaa As Chief Growth Officer

Happiness is a choice & a well balanced mind helps people make best choices. Ahhaa helps people with the same through power of content. I feel extremely blessed to be able to help spread the word.”

— Aqueel Merchant

NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA, July 18, 2018 / — Ahhaa welcomes Aqueel Merchant as Chief Growth Officer.

Aqueel comes from 22 years of varied industry experience with 16 years in Operations & Executive leadership training credentials & also known for his ability to create and articulate corporate vision and then move teams to embrace it. Aqueel was at Accenture as Managing Director prior to joining Ahhaa.

The synergy between Aqueel and the entire team at Ahhaa was struck from day one right from the time Diane and Ashwin started interacting and envisioning Ahhaa’s growth with him in years to come.

Ahhaa is a mind wellbeing platform that was founded by former Monk – Ashwin Srisailam and a Mom – Diane Bacchus who’s journey has always been about inner growth.

Ahhaa has mind wellbeing content already on 45 global platforms distributed by Sony DADC.

The founders have conducted talks and meditation on global stages such as Harvard Medical School and The United Nations Head Quarters in NYC.

Ahhaa has also partnered with companies like Cambridge University Press and Deloitte & Touché to bring ASAP – Ahhaa Self Awareness Programs to their company's ecosystem.

Ahhaa was chosen to be showcased at Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 where India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other global leaders experienced Ahhaa with the founders.

Ahhaa is based both in New York & Pune. Oscar and Grammy Musician A.R. Rahman initially launched Ahhaa with the founders in 2015.

Aqueel will be primarily focused on the global growth by bringing Ahhaa Mind Well-Being content to corporations thus creating a culture of emotional excellence for one and all.

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Colleen McCann to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, July 18, 2018 / — Following a healthy diet is inarguably one of the most superior ways to prevent debilitating illnesses like diabetes, vitamin deficiency, heart disease and cancer. Yet millions of people still eat unhealthily and are woefully stricken with devastating diseases every day. With so much misguided information on food choices many people are simply overwhelmed on what to eat and choose junk food as a quick alternative. But thankfully with experts who are well versed on proper nutrition we can head down the right path of health and wellness.

Colleen McCann is a top-notch dietitian for over thirty plus years and founder and President of McCann-Cannard and Associates, a firm which provides food service consultation to organizations, hospitals, restaurants, and correctional institutions and individuals who need help with nutrition or food services.

“It has been an absolute joy working in my field,” says Colleen. “Although it can certainly be arduous and extremely challenging nothing can compare to how gratifying and rewarding it is to help such a tremendous amount of people overcome health issues.”

Coming from a prominent family of caregivers and quality chefs Colleen was able to ideally combine her distinguished background to follow her life’s journey. She started as a Director of Dietetics in an institution caring for people with tuberculosis and was eventually recruited by Pennsylvania State University to develop a dietetic internship. There she was promoted to Assistant Professor and Director of the Institution Food Research and Services Program. She pioneered the use of computers in nutrient assessment and foodservice accounting, administering grants which provided these services to all 50 residential state institutions in Pennsylvania.

Some 13 years later, she left Penn State, moving to the state capital, where “I directed a new administrative subdivision in state government called the Bureau of Foodservice Management”, says Colleen.

Feeling that it was time to open her own business, Colleen and two members of her staff incorporated McCann-Cannard & Associates, a foodservice and nutrition consultation company now in its 38th year. “As President of my firm I have provided services for over 200 healthcare facilities, businesses, and individuals.”

“My hope is that more people will recognize how important it is to follow a healthful life plan,” says Colleen. “Following sustainable food regimes such as the Mediterranean diet is very beneficial. It is unequivocally important to be healthy and to possess an overall sense of well- being so that you are genuinely able to lead a more productive, happier life.”

One of Colleen’s most notable accomplishments was heading efforts to obtain passage of a law to license Dietitian-Nutritionists in Pennsylvania, which took almost nineteen years to achieve. The absolute necessity for helping people acquire excellent health is inarguably Colleen’s life-long achievement that keeps her continually persevering to spread awareness to people everywhere.

Although being a dietitian can be an ideal career for people with a passion for health and wellness Colleen strongly advises anyone seeking it out as a career the need to take science and math courses to properly meet course requirements. It’s essential to be well versed to expertly guide people to proper nutrition and superior health.

“When I do tell people my age they are often amazed,” says Colleen. “They tell me I don’t look my age and I respond ‘That is what superb nutrition will do for you.”

CUTV news will feature Colleen McCann in an interview with Doug Llewelyn Wednesday July 18th at 2 p.m. EST.

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Strategies For The $17 Billion Major Orthopedic Implants Market

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UK, July 18, 2018 / — Manufacturers of major orthopedic implant have a wide range of strategies available to them, The Business Research Company's new report Global Major Orthopedic Market Strategies And Opportunities 2018 has shown. The strategies are aimed at both boosting the market, which is growing at only 3% a year, and at gaining market share.

Acquisition is a key strategy being pursued by companies such as Zimmer Biomet, Stryker, and Smith & Nephew, though with varying objectives. Smith & Nephew is strategically acquiring companies to expand its business in established markets such as the USA, especially with a view to gaining a foothold in the field of orthopedic robotic surgery. Acquisition is the first priority of Stryker Corporation, which has made more than 40 acquisitions in the last six years; most recently these have been aimed at enhancing its product portfolio, guided by core business adjacency. Strategic alliances are another possibility. This strategy is being pursued by Depuy Syntes. Its alliance with Value Stream Partners, LLC, enables the company to support providers, healthcare systems, and governments with a triple aim of improving clinical outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and lowering overall costs.

Organic growth strategies range from innovation to cost transformation. Zimmer Biomet is spending 5% of its total sales revenue on research and development, while B. Braun Melsungen's R&D is focused on new products in order to maintain and expand its customer base. Stryker has a detailed strategy for cost transformation involving product line rationalization, indirect procurement, global enterprise resource planning (ERP) system implementation, shared services and manufacturing site consolidation.

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Other strategies are strongly suggested by the market numbers. One is to focus on knees, rather than hips. The market currently splits 53.4% knees, 46.6% hips, but the knee segment is growing faster, so that by 2022 the split will be 55% knees, 45% hips, and the knee segment will have grown by nearly $1 billion more of annual sales than the hip segment. Again, a focus towards polymers rather than metals is likely to pay dividends, the numbers suggest.

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Read the Major Orthopedic Implants Replacement Global Market Opportunities and Strategies to 2022 report from The Business Research Company for information on the following:

Markets Covered: Major orthopedic joint replacement implants market
Major Orthopedic Implants Replacement Market Companies Covered: Zimmer Biomet, Depuy Syntes, Stryker, Smith & Nephew, Aesculap, Exactech, DJO Global, Corin Orthopedics
Regions: North America, Asia Pacific, Western Europe, South America, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa.
Countries: USA, China, UK, Japan, France, Germany, Australia, India, Spain, Russia, Italy, Brazil
Time Series: Five years historic (2013-17) and forecast (2017-21).
Data Segmentations: Major orthopedic joint replacement implants market historic and forecast size and growth rates for the world, 7 regions and 12 countries, major orthopedic implants replacement market segmentation by type of joint (knee replacement implant, hip replacement implant), by facility (in-patient care, ambulatory care), by type of fixation(cementless, cemented, hybrid), by type of material (ceramics, metals, polymers), and by type of material combination (metal on polymer, ceramic on polymer, ceramic on ceramic, metal on metal, ceramic on metal) market shares, historic and forecast size and growth rates for the world, 7 regions and 12 countries, global competitor sales and market shares.
Other Data: Per capita average major orthopedic joint replacement implants market expenditure, global and by country, major orthopedic joint replacement implants market size as a percentage of GDP, global and by country; major orthopedic joint replacement implants market customer information, global number of major orthopedic joint replacement implants market enterprises for 2017, average major orthopedic joint replacement implants market revenue per enterprise for 2017, global number of employees in the major orthopedic joint replacement implants market for 2017, and average revenues per employee in the medical equipment industry for 2017- by country
Other Information: Drivers and restraints of the major orthopedic joint replacement implants market, PESTEL analysis, company profiles including products, strategy and financial performance for 5 major orthopedic joint replacement implants market companies, major orthopedic joint replacement implants market trends and strategies, major orthopedic joint replacement implants market key mergers and acquisitions.
Sourcing and Referencing: Data and analysis throughout the report are sourced using end notes. Sources include primary as well as extensive secondary research.
Number of figures in the report: 141
Number of tables in the report: 153

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Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a Public Utility or Power Plant Worker with Mesothelioma in Utah to Call Them for Direct Access to the Nation's Top Lawyers for Better Financial Compensation Results

There is a direct connection between hiring the nation's most skilled, and experienced full-time mesothelioma attorneys and the person with mesothelioma receiving the best compensation result.”

— Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, July 18, 2018 / — The Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are appealing to a public utility, electric, water, or gas natural gas worker who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Utah to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 to ensure they are talking directly with some of the nation's most skilled and experienced mesothelioma attorneys. We specialize in assisting public utility and power/energy workers who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Utah and nationwide. Our number one priority is making certain people like this receive the very best possible financial compensation-which could exceed a million dollars." http://Utah.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center fears the Internet makes the process of getting direct access to the nation's top mesothelioma attorneys next to impossible. As the group would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303, "We only provide access to the nation's top mesothelioma attorneys who consistently get the best compensation for their clients. There is a direct connection between hiring the nation's most skilled, experienced, and capable full-time mesothelioma attorneys and the person with mesothelioma receiving the best possible financial compensation settlement result." http://Utah.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For more information about public utilities in Utah including electric, natural gas, water and sewer please visit the State of Utah website:

The Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to emphasize theirs is a statewide initiative available to a diagnosed victim anywhere in Utah including communities such as Salt Lake City, Provo, West Jordan, Sandy Hills, Ogden, Saint George.

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Utah the Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital.

* The Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City:

The states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However-mesothelioma does happen in Utah.

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Utah include US Navy Veterans, oil refinery workers, public utility workers, power plant workers, plumbers,pipefitters, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. In most instances a diagnosed person with mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.

The Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “When it comes to obtaining the best mesothelioma settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303.”http://Utah.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is a national advocate 100% focused in on doing everything possible to ensure people with mesothelioma in every state receive the best possible financial compensation settlement. The group offers on the spot access to some of the nation’s most skilled and experienced mesothelioma attorneys because to receive the very best possible financial compensation a diagnosed person must be represented by the most capable mesothelioma lawyers in the United States as they would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer:

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CBD (Cannabidiol) Gains Popularity in the Skincare Industry With Its Promising Health Benefits

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CBDs have their effect mainly by interacting with specific receptors on cells in the brain and body. Research has shown that there are many benefits.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, July 17, 2018 / — Less than two weeks ago, CBD Skincare company RxCannaCare participated in the 27th Annual International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference (IECSC) in Las Vegas. They were one of quite a few brands carrying CBD-infused skincare products compared to just the year 2017 when only 3 company brought CBD to the beauty and skin care industry.

After attending IECSC, founder of RxCannaCare, Twompson Prater, shared how he was overwhelmed with joy at the amount of positive response they received during their three days at the IECSC. He said that this was the third time they attended a skincare conference and that they ended up selling more product than they had at all the Cannabis Industry events combined this and last year. "It was amazing how well our products were received by those who were new to CBD skincare," he shared.

Twompson attributed the success of their product sales to the vast amount of education he was able to provide as an industry leader, as well as recent research on CBD’s health benefits. He said that many attendees at the event had heard about CBD but didn’t quite know what it was or how it is used. “Education was the most important thing at this event since many of the attendees had been hearing about CBD-infused skincare for the first time,” he shared. "The fact that our product could also help people heal and live healthier lives, and not just make them look better, was also a key differentiator from our competition," he added.

The company’s booth at IECSC was filled with literature on CBD’s potential, including an entire section that highlighted its success helping cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment.

What is CBD exactly? CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of more than 80 active cannabinoid chemicals in the Cannabis plant. CBD, unlike THC, does not produce euphoria or intoxication. CBDs have their effect mainly by interacting with specific receptors on cells in the brain and body. Research has shown that there are many physical and mental benefits of CBD products for both treatment and prevention.

Next week, RxCannaCare will again be one of just a few CBD brands crossing paths with other skincare and beauty retailers at the Cosmoprof North America Conference. Cosmoprof is a Business-to-Business beauty tradeshow that introduces companies to revolutionary technologies and forward-thinking programs. It is the largest and most awarded B2B beauty event in the Americas, a must for businesses in the beauty industry. The event will take place July 29th-31st 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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TRU Aseptics Receives SQF Level 2 8.0 Certification

TRU Aseptics, an aseptic contract manufacturer, announced today it has earned SQF Level 2 8.0 Certification.

BELOIT, WI, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 / — TRU Aseptics ("TRU"), a low and high acid aseptic contract manufacturer, announced today it has earned SQF Level 2 8.0 Certification from the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Institute which is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). The SQF certification means that TRU has successfully passed a rigorous food safety auditing process and certifies that its manufacturing facility and warehouse are compliant with HACCP food safety regulations.

"Gaining SQF Level 2 8.0 certification is a significant accomplishment for TRU as a company," said Stacey Huels, Chairman of TRU Aseptics. "We believe food safety is of utmost importance, so investing the time and resources needed to achieve SQF certification was vital to us. It verifies to clients that we are committed to following stringent food safety programs."

The Safe Quality Food Institute's Mission is "To deliver consistent, globally recognized food safety and quality certification programs based on sound scientific principles, consistently applied across all industry sectors, and valued by all stakeholders."

About TRU Aseptics
TRU Aseptics is a privately-held low and high acid aseptic contract manufacturer located in Beloit, WI. Built on the TRU TO NATURE™ approach, our mission is to produce food and beverage ingredients that promote life, health and well-being. TRU is also a certified Grade "A" Dairy Manufacturer and Interstate Milk Shipper. TRU provides liquid aseptic solutions to the FoodService, C-store, Club Store and Industrial markets. We focus on Bag in Box and Bulk processing and packing of dairy, plant-based, coffees, teas, vegetable and fruit juices. Additionally, TRU offers compounding, unitized packaging and standardization of products with quality variances.

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Intermountain Healthcare Donates 6,000 Books to Utah Children

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, July 17, 2018 / — Intermountain Healthcare is donating 6,000 books to at-risk children. The donation supports organizations in Utah dedicated to childhood literacy and development, including the Salt Lake County Health Department and the Reach Out and Read program.

“Community organizations will receive books, as will our pediatric clinics and newborn intensive care units, so we can encourage reading to children right from the beginning,” said Mikelle Moore, Intermountain senior vice president of Community Health.

Intermountain’s Community Giving program provided funding for nearly four thousand books, while Intermountain leaders from across the system contributed an additional 2,100 books. Donations included familiar titles such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Goodnight Moon, and Where the Wild Things Are. Nearly 30 percent of all donated titles were printed in languages other than English.

The Salt Lake County Health Department received books in support of their home visitation programs. “We provide approximately 4,500 visits per year,” said Kami Peterson, assistant division director of Family Health. “A lot of the families that we visit…in Salt Lake County are low-income families and don’t have access to books. Being able to give them a book and talk about literacy is really important.”

Caroline Moreno, education program manager with Salt Lake County Human Services, was optimistic about the impact the donation will have on the community. “Reading to a kid when they’re just born, when they’re five years old, when they’re 10 years old, is super important for brain development,” she said.

The research agrees with her. A 2016 study found that 3-year-olds whose parents read to them from an early age were significantly less likely to be aggressive or hyperactive. Follow up research determined the positive effects persisted as those children were entering kindergarten. Children whose families continued to read to them were less likely to have behavioral problems or experience trouble with concentration, key indicators of success in school.

Reach Out and Read, a nonprofit organization that incorporates books into pediatric care, will also receive supplies. The organization’s 34 Utah locations, roughly half of which operate out of Intermountain clinics, serve about 41,000 children annually.

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, 170 clinics, a Medical Group with about 2,300 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a health plans group called SelectHealth, and other medical services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and sustainable costs. For more information about Intermountain, visit

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DMA Tech Solutions Partners with PCIHIPAA to Help Clients Navigate HIPAA Compliance Regulations

DMA Tech Solutions and PCIHIPAA - HIPAA Compliance

The partnership will provide DMA practices a comprehensive compliance program that helps them save time and money navigating stringent HIPAA requirements.

Now, it is more important than ever for DMA to take a leadership role in helping our clients make patient data privacy and security a top priority.”

— Jeff Suglio, President DMA Tech Solutions

RICHFIELD, OHIO, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 / — DMA Tech Solutions (DMA) announced today its partnership with PCIHIPAA, a leading Payments Card Industry (PCI) and HIPAA compliance provider. The partnership is focused on protecting DMA clients from the onslaught of ransomware attacks, HIPAA violations, and data breaches impacting medical and dental practices throughout the United States. Under HIPAA’s Security and Privacy Rules, healthcare providers are required to take proactive steps to protect sensitive patient information. The partnership comes on the heels of an important announcement surrounding HIPAA compliance regulation. The Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights recently stated, "Just because you are a small medical or dental practice doesn't mean we're not looking and that you are safe if you are violating the law. You won't be." In addition, according to the HHS website, just recently a Ohio healthcare provider had 42,625 patient records stolen. Protected Health Information (PHI) continues to be under attack as hackers strive to monetize the stolen data on the dark web.

“DMA Tech Solutions has been providing state – of- the – art IT solutions to healthcare providers for years. Now, it is more important than ever for DMA to take a leadership role in helping our clients make patient data privacy and security a top priority. We vetted many HIPAA compliance providers and believe PCIHIPAA’s OfficeSafe Compliance Program is the right solution for our clients. Our partnership adds another layer of protection for our clients. It's easy to implement and I'm confident our clients will experience savings, convenience and peace of mind." said Jeff Suglio, President, DMA Tech Solutions.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, OCR has received over 150,000 HIPAA complaints following the issuance of the Privacy Rule in April 2003. A rising number of claims filed under HIPAA in recent years have led many patients to question whether or not their personal payment and health information is safe. As the government has become more aggressive in HIPAA enforcement, large settlements have become widespread and rising penalties for HIPAA non-compliance are a reality.

 According to, the types of HIPAA violations most often identified are:

1) Impermissible uses and disclosures of protected health information (PHI)

2) Lack of technology safeguards of PHI

3) Lack of adequate contingency planning in case of a data breach or ransomware attack

4) Lack of administrative safeguards of PHI

5) Lack of a mandatory HIPAA risk assessment

6) Lack of executed Business Associate Agreements

7) Lack of employee training and updated policies and procedures

“We are excited to be working with Jeff, Sam and everyone at DMA Tech Solutions. They have a proud history of providing IT solutions for growing practices. If Equifax can get breached so can a healthcare provider. We find that many practices don't have the resources to navigate HIPAA law, and are unaware of common vulnerabilities. We're excited to add the OfficeSafe Compliance Program to DMA's extensive suite of services. We invite every member to conduct a complimentary Self-Assessment to quickly identity key vulnerabilities in their practice.” said Jeff Broudy, CEO of PCIHIPAA.


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DMA understands the need for a comprehensive approach. They employ a team of dedicated, highly skilled IT professionals that work with healthcare providers to determine specific needs, and then incorporate the latest technology into an integrated system that accommodates future growth. They also provide continued project management to ensure optimum digital operations and integration within all types of practices.

PCIHIPAA is an industry leader in PCI and HIPAA compliance by providing turnkey, convenient solutions for its clients. Its OfficeSafe Compliance Program is "award winning" and takes the guesswork out of compliance while providing the assurance and insurance healthcare providers need to protect their future. PCIHIPAA was recently voted one of the Top 10 Healthcare Compliance Company's of 2017. Learn more at and

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EPICAN Bud Tenders await customers on 1st day of opening

Brothers Dwayne McKenzie, President and Karibe Mckenzie, CEO of EPICAN cut the ribbon at official store opening in Kingston, Jamaica

Kingston’s 1st Cannabis Store Opens its doors

Our long-term national strategic interest is to ensure the competitiveness of Jamaica’s marijuana industry”

— Karibe McKenzie, CEO EPICAN


KIngston’s 1st Cannabis Store Opens its doors

They say where there’s smoke there’s fire! Last night Epican (Epic Cannabis), the first seed-to-sale cannabis retail store proved that when it opened its doors at Marketplace in Kingston, blazing a trail for over 300 curious cannabis enthusiasts in attendance. Concert performances from Jesse Royal, Bugle, Tosh, Queen Ifrica & Tony Rebel kicked off this momentous event in grand style. Spirits were high thanks to Gabre, the much-loved Dub Club DJ, with Maroon drummers from Accompong igniting hearts and souls with their hypnotizing beats.

Mutabaruka & Nicky Z curated the evening’s events, adding a level of soul and purpose to what has been an incredibly spiritual and historic endeavor so far. Doctors were on-site offering free medicals, qualifying guests for their medical marijuana cards. The climax of the night: the ribbon cutting ceremony signifying the end of one long journey and the beginning of another for both the McKenzie brothers and medical marijuana in Jamaica.

As the first company to be granted a license to cultivate and then subsequently received licenses to process and retail medical grade ganja by the CLA (Cannabis Licensing Authority) in Jamaica, EPICAN is proud to offer a quality product rooted in Jamaican sun and soil. The McKenzie brothers have spent three years educating local farmers in methods that meet international growing standards in an effort to bring marijuana farming out of the shadows in Jamaica and onto the bright light of a global stage.

In addition to EPICAN’s to a 43,000-square foot vertically integrated cultivation facility, they also have a 5,000-square foot, state-of-the-art extraction plant that is able to process and support its own organic cultivation output. This first-world facility focuses solely on cannabinoid and terpene extraction, identification and formulation for medical purposes within our Jamaican market. This ensures that EPICAN can continue to turn out a consistent product that is of the highest quality, potency and purity.

“It’s not about getting high,” says Dwayne McKenzie, President of EPICAN, “In Jamaica, cannabis will be produced by licensed producers and distributed to aid persons – It’s about the therapeutic proponents of the cannabis plant ”

Marijuana’s healing properties are attributed to its high cannabidiol (CBD) content and critical levels of medical terpenes and flavonoids. EPICAN intends to deliver these healing properties in the form of topical treatments, oils and raw strains of the plant itself, all for sale now at their Marketplace location. The McKenzie brothers and their partner Neil Taylor have the utmost respect and love for the marijuana plant, believing that it is a vehicle of limitless healing for those in need.

EPICAN currently employs over 50 local farmers at its growing facility in the Blue Mountains. They started CanEx, Jamaica’s first Cannabis conference so ideas and information could be exchanged between interested parties. EPICAN has been working to educate the public on the healing benefits of cannabis through their sponsorship of Rebel Salute’s Herb Curb, staying true to their tagline of: educate, medicate, elevate.

“Our long-term national strategic interest is to ensure the competitiveness of Jamaica’s marijuana industry,” says Karibe McKenzie, CEO when asked about Jamaica’s place in the increasing competitive global marijuana market. Since 2015, EPICAN has been studying and identifying indigenous Jamaican strains of cannabis as well as analyzing the ratios of cannabinoids and terpene profiles within those plants in conjunction with Jamaica’s Scientific Research Council (SRC), in an effort to pinpoint what makes Jamaican cannabis unique.

One day the Jamaican Blue Mountains will be known not only for its world-class coffee but hopefully also it’s world-class cannabis. EPICAN’s doors are now open for business in Marketplace. Come by to get educated, medicated and elevated today!

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Co-Diagnostics Announces Submission of CE Mark Registration for Tuberculosis Screening Test

Company’s Logix Smart™ MTB Test to be available for purchase with CE mark in August 2018

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, July 17, 2018 / — Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CODX), a molecular diagnostics company with a unique, proprietary platform for the development of molecular diagnostic tests, announced today that its Logix Smart™ MTB Test technical file has been submitted for registration with the European Community, and that the CE marked in vitro diagnostic (“IVD”) is expected to be available for purchase early in August in markets that accept a CE mark as valid regulatory approval.

The technical file dossier and CE marking confirms that the test meets the Essential Requirements of the European Community’s In-Vitro Diagnostic Medical Device Directive (IVDD 98/79/EC). The registration process is expected to be complete by the end of July, at which point sales of the product may commence as an IVD with the CE marking included. The Logix Smart MTB Test detects DNA of mycobacteria tuberculosis (MTB) complex members and functions via real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect and amplify the IS6110 and MPB64 regions of the MTB genome.

The newest iteration of their MTB screening test has been tailored to target detection of the two genes present in a broad range of tuberculosis infections, to greatly mitigate the potential of false negatives and improve the diagnosis and prognosis of patients afflicted with this disease worldwide. It is built on Co-Diagnostics’ proprietary CoPrimer™ design platform to virtually eliminate “primer-dimers,” the often-occurring phenomenon that leads to false positives in these types of diagnostics.

The key component to battling tuberculosis is an early, accurate, and affordable diagnosis. The Company believes that this will help them to better meet the global demand for detection of a disease with 99.9% of infections occurring outside of the United States, and that causes over 1.5 million deaths per year. Roughly 95% of these deaths occur in low and middle-income countries, which includes those in Eastern Europe in addition to many across Central America and the Caribbean basin. In the case of the latter, the Departments or Ministries of Health recognize clearance by the European Community as valid regulatory approval to allow sale of CE marked products throughout their jurisdictions.
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