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Date: 29/11/2019

Commercial property owners and operators are waking up to opportunities being presented in the still relatively nascent Energy-Efficiency-as-a-Service sector (‘EEaaS’). An early mover with focus on the UK and Ireland, eEnergy Group plc’s (‘eEnergy’ or ‘the Group’) wholly owned eLight Group Holdings (‘eLight’) is one of Europe’s leading operators in the Lighting-as-a-Service (‘LaaS’) segment of the industry, a global marketplace projected to grow at a compound-average-growth-rate (‘CAGR’) of 16.6%1 over the next 7 years.

Date: 28/11/2019

W Resources (WRES.L) has reached an important milestone with commencement of commercial production of tungsten and tin concentrate from its flagship La Parrilla mine in southwest Spain. This means that La Parrilla has achieved stable operating plant performance. The Company is now on track to realise its T2 Phase target of 2Mtpa run of mine material and producing 2,700t of tungsten (WO3) concentrate.

Date: 27/11/2019

Union Jack has raised £5.0m by way of a placing and subscription of 3,333.3 million new shares at a price of 0.15p per share. The net proceeds of the placing will be used to fund the company’s contribution to further appraisal drilling and reprocessing of new seismic data at West Newton (UJO: 16.665%). Union Jack will also utilise part of the placing proceeds to fund its share of an anticipated side-track well at Biscathorpe where the company holds a 22% working interest.

Date: 26/11/2019

Rainbow Rare Earths (RBW.L) announced the latest results from its exploration and mine development programme on the Gakara project in Burundi. Assay results from two diamond core drill-holes in the Kiyenzi deposit reveal continuous mineralisation from shallow depths. Highlights include intersections of 13.87m grading 4.85% total rare earth oxides (TREO) and 11.64m grading 3.86% TREO. Additional drill cores totalling more than 1,000m have been sent for analysis in order to evaluate and generate an updated compliant mineral resource estimate. These results should give RBW additional mining flexibility as it continues to development the Gakara project.

Date: 22/11/2019

Coro, which holds a 15% interest in the Duyung PSC, offshore Indonesia has successfully completed the Mako field appraisal programme. In particular, the Tambak-1 well has encountered 24 metres of high quality reservoir sandstones, confirming a common gas-water contact across the whole field, and a drill stem test (DST) has flowed dry gas at 11.4 mmcfpd, confirming the deliverability and commercial potential of the Mako field reservoir.

Date: 20/11/2019

Integumen has announced successful results from its participation in a water research project that utilises Rinocloud Artificial Intelligence (‘AI’). The three-year development Remote Automated Water Test research project (‘RAWTest’), comprising a consortium partly funded by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), anticipates increasingly global dependence on recycling and recovery of water supplies. As such, a regular, rapid and accurate means of wireless monitoring is urgently needed to ensure they are fit for human consumption. Rinocloud AI has demonstrated its ability to deliver exactly this, by remotely detecting E.coli contaminated water with 99.3% accuracy in just 3.37 seconds, thereby offering significant potential to improve global healthcare.

Date: 13/11/2019

Integumen has signed a Heads of Terms with Parity Group plc (AIM: PTY) to enter a multi-year Framework Agreement for the supply of AI software across Parity’s NHS, Central Government and private institutional client base. This exciting news is augmented by a positive trading update from Integumen which states that the company expects 2020 revenue to be approximately £4m excluding any contribution from developments with Parity at this stage.

Date: 13/11/2019

Coro, which holds a 15% interest in the Duyung PSC, offshore Indonesia has announced that the Tambak-1 well which spudded in early November 2019 has intersected the intra-Muda reservoir of the Mako gas field and a full suite of technical data has been recovered. Initial results are very positive, indicating a gross sandstone reservoir of approximately 25 metres, considerably thicker than the original Mako South-1 discovery well. As such, the management is confident that pre-drill 2C resource estimates of 276 BCF of gas could be enhanced by an additional 100 BCF, representing a very significant uplift in the potential value of the Mako field.

Date: 11/11/2019

Following the drilling of the West Newton A-2 appraisal well on UK onshore licence PEDL183 in which Reabold holds an indirect interest of 39.3% through its 59.0% interest in operator Rathlin Energy, Rathlin has undertaken a detailed range of technical studies focusing on the Kirkham Abbey formation. Consequently, the operator has upgraded its estimated volumes of in-place hydrocarbons within the reservoir. Of particular interest is the conclusion that the dominant phase of the inplace volumes is oil rather than gas and that these volumes are indicated to be significantly greater than those assumed by the existing CPR produced prior to the drilling of West Newton A-2.

Date: 06/11/2019

Rose has signed a binding Letter of Intent with Captiva Energy Holdings II LLC to acquire an initial 10% of Captiva’s 89.5% net working interest in the 317 acre McCoy lease located in the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin in Colorado. This acquisition represents the initial stage of ownership in what may ultimately become a considerably larger Drilling Space Unit (DSU) to accommodate a multi-well drilling programme of two-mile horizontal wells targeting up to four reservoir formations. This deal is being expedited with a view to establishing early production and cash flow within the next 12 months.

Date: 29/10/2019

Integumen has launched Rinodrive AI, an independent Artificial Intelligence platform for the company’s collaboration joint venture partners. Rinodrive is a standalone open source cloud-based ecosystem which Integumen is rolling out with its existing healthcare clients in addition to an increasing list of higher education institutions, an international financial advisory company and a major UK bank. Rinodrive is also being tested in government departments which could provide a potentially huge market for the company’s AI platform.

Date: 29/10/2019

Europa Metals is an exploration and development company focused on its wholly owned Toral Pb-Zn-Ag project in northern Spain. The Company has updated its JORC (2012) compliant resource to 18Mt grading 7.4% Zn Eq (based on a 4% Zn cut-off grade including Pb credits) and 24g/t Ag, representing a 12% increase to the total resource tonnes. More importantly, Toral now has an Indicated resource of 2.7Mt grading 8.9% Zn Eq. Overall, the updated resource represents a 30% increase in total contained zinc to 0.83Mt. The updated resource model will be used by management to identify potential new drill targets both within and outside of the defined resource. In addition, the revised resource model will be reviewed alongside the metallurgical, geotechnical and hydrological results for inclusion in the PFS (Pre-Feasibility Study).

Date: 25/10/2019

Recent operations on the Tambak-2 well on the Mako gas field in the Duyung PSC (Coro: 15%) offshore Indonesia focused on conducting a Drill Stem Test (DST) across the intra-Muda reservoir in order to assess gas flow rates. The operator reported that the DST was not successful as a consequence of formation damage in the reservoir. Nevertheless, the main objective of the Tambak-2 well, demonstrating primarily a continuous gas-bearing reservoir, has been achieved and Coro remains confident of an uplift in the contingent resource base for the field. Tambak-2 will now be plugged and abandoned, as was always planned, and the drilling rig will now move to the Tambak-1 well location.

Date: 21/10/2019

With the assistance of the company’s joint broker Turner Pope, Avacta is raising gross proceeds of up to £9m through the issue of up to 59.8 million new shares (including 200,000 subscription shares) at a price of 15p per share. Admission of the new shares to AIM is subject primarily to a General Meeting which will be held on 4 November 2019. The net proceeds of the placing will be deployed as Avacta enters the clinic with its first programme and also to advance drug development partnerships and grow revenue and licensing relationships for the company’s Affimer® diagnostics reagents.

Date: 17/10/2019

Kavango Resources (KAV.L) is an early stage exploration company focused on discovery of world-class copper, nickel, and platinum group mineral deposits in Botswana. The Company was formed by a team of geologists with a history of exploration success in Africa. Kavango’s strategy is to repeat past success through new discoveries of world-class deposits.

Date: 15/10/2019

The Tambak-2 well on the Duyung PSC located offshore Indonesia, in which Coro holds a 15% interest, has reached a total depth of 503 metres. The coring programme, wireline logs and pressure surveys subsequently conducted have confirmed the well as a successful appraisal of the Mako gas field. In particular, the company believes that the quality of the reservoir implies that a significant proportion of 3C contingent resources could be converted into the 2C category enhancing substantially the commercial potential of the field.

Date: 10/10/2019

Velocys has signed an agreement with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures LLC (OLCV), to capture CO2 emissions from Velocys’ planned biomass-to-fuels project located in Mississippi USA and store them securely in an underground geologic formation. The company outlines that the ability to transform its flagship facility into a net negative emitter of CO2 is highly advantageous from both an environmental and also a commercial standpoint.

Date: 10/10/2019

Avacta has entered into an agreement with ADC Therapeutics SA (Lausanne CH) under which the parties will develop jointly Affimer drug conjugates combining Avacta’s Affimer® technology with ADC Therapeutics’ pyrrolobenzodiazepine (PBD) based warhead and linker technologies. This collaboration is expected to harness the benefits of Affimer proteins to selectively and efficiently target ADC Therapeutics’ PBD drugs to the sites of tumours with the intention of developing breakthrough oncology treatments.

Date: 07/10/2019

Integumen has signed multi year agreements with two major international cosmetics companies for recurring LabskinAI services. These framework agreements are already being rolled out in the US, Asia and the EU markets and low six-figure aggregate payments have been received by the company. With Integumen also anticipating contract extensions with existing clients in the nearterm, the management is confident that group revenue will exceed £1.0m in the current financial year.

Date: 04/10/2019

Coro’s participation in a fully funded two well drilling programme on the Duyung PSC located offshore Indonesia (Coro: 15% non operated interest) has commenced with the spudding of the Tambak-2 appraisal well. The well, which is expected to take approximately 33 days to drill, will appraise the southern region of the Mako field and has the potential to move up to 100 BCF of gross contingent resources from the 3C to the 2C category increasing further the commercial potential of the Mako field. We believe that this would also enhance the appeal of the field as a source of gas for the Singaporean market.

Date: 03/10/2019

Tower has disclosed technical and commercial information to a major international oil company in respect of Tower’s Namibian exploration blocks. Preliminary discussions initiated by the major and held earlier this summer have addressed the potential of cooperating in respect of future exploration activity. Although these discussions are at a very early stage and may not lead to a formal agreement between the parties, they do serve as a reminder that in addition to the company’s more advanced appraisal and development activities in Cameroon, Tower also possesses significant exploration upside in Namibia as well as South Africa that could represent major upside to the current share price in the event that farm-out agreements in either region are expedited successfully.

Date: 01/10/2019

Europa Metals is an exploration and development company focused on its wholly owned Toral Pb-Zn-Ag project in NW Spain. The Company has recently completed a drill programme with Toral’s high-grade core with the aim of collecting a bulk sample for metallurgical testwork as well as increasing confidence in the current JORC (2012) compliant inferred mineral resource estimate of 16Mt grading 3.9% Zn, 3.1% Pb and 24g/t Ag. Best intercepts included 13.1m grading 2.47% Zn Eq (TOD 023) and 6.1m grading 1.06% Zn Eq (TOD-022). Whilst the overall grade was lower than expected an additional mineralised zone was intersected in the hanging wall, 25m above the main contact zone. Drill hole TOD 023D intersected 10.5m grading 2.23% Zn Eq in the hanging wall zone. With these results, Europa’s consultants will now be able to upgrade the inferred resource to indicated category.

Date: 27/09/2019

Hummingbird Resources (HUM.L) is a gold production, development and exploration company. The Group has two core gold projects, the relatively high-grade Yanfolila open-pit mine in Mali and the large (4.2Moz) undeveloped Dugbe gold project in Liberia. Yanfolila produced its first gold bar on time and on budget in December 2017. Following the recent installation of a second ball mill, full year guidance is set for 110-125koz. Pre production probable reserves of 710koz grading 3.14g/t Au, total resources of 1.8Moz and an additional 390koz of non compliant exploration offer mine life upside.

Date: 26/09/2019

Over the last six months, Toople has experienced accelerated growth in customer acquisition numbers. We expect this to translate into increased sales over H2 and an improvement in margins as a function of increased orders for superfast fibre broadband in the product mix.

In the months of April, May and June 2019, Toople received over 900, 1,000 and 1,100 orders respectively. In particular, order numbers for May 2019 were three and half times the level achieved only 12 months previously. This momentum has continued in Q2 with strong growth in the traditionally seasonally affected period of July and August 2019 and Toople added a further 1,300 and 1,000 new customer orders respectively in these months.

Date: 25/09/2019

Cora Gold (CORA.L) is an exploration company focused on gold discoveries in West Africa. The Company has just completed another successful round of drilling, confirming continuity of oxide gold mineralisation at Zone A, Zone B and Selin prospects within its Sanankoro gold project in southern Mali. Best intercepts include 46m grading 4.48g/t Au and 24m grading 2.83g/t Au. These results are very encouraging and support further drilling to define potential starter pits and sulphide mineralisation at depth. Shallow oxide mineralisation coupled with encouraging preliminary metallurgical test results (up to 97% recoveries) bodes well for standalone operation at Sanankoro. With a Scoping Study and and maiden resource estimate expected in Q4 19 Cora is a gold junior in the making.

Date: 23/09/2019

We believe that Union Jack’s (UJO) interim results focus justifiably on the exciting drilling result at the West Newton A-2 appraisal well where an Extended Well Test (EWT) has been paused in order to optimise operations and revise the well test design to focus on the oil column when the test resumes. UJO and its partners in West Newton also intend to commission a revised CPR which could imply a significant upgrade to pre-drill resource estimates suggesting that the discovery has the potential to be the biggest UK onshore find since Wytch Farm in 1973.

Date: 23/09/2019

With higher than expected flow rates from the Burnett 2B well on the Monroe Swell licence in California, in which Reabold has earned a 50% working interest, the company is currently increasing the capacity of the production facilities on site. With a concurrent programme to boost production from Burnett 2A likely to increase volumes further, the company is evaluating the potential to drill additional wells on Monroe Swell. Reabold is experiencing a similar situation on the West Brentwood licence (RBD: 50%) where strong output from wells VG-3 and VG-4 has accelerated plans to drill a third well; VG-5, in Q4 2019.

Date: 19/09/2019

Falanx reported a strong increase in sales and a reduction in underlying EBITDA losses in the year to March 2019 driven by the integration of acquisitions completed in 2018 and increased levels of monthly recurring revenue. Against a market backdrop of a rapidly growing cyber security market, the company is witnessing continued growth in the current year buoyed by a growing sales pipeline.

Date: 13/09/2019

In Q4 2019, Coro will participate in a two well drilling programme on the Duyung PSC located in the West Natuna Basin offshore Indonesia (Coro: 15% non operated interest). The operator will focus on the central and southern regions of the Mako gas field appraising 2C contingent resources of at least 276 BCF and targeting an additional 200-300 BCF of prospective resources in a deeper gas exploration play. Mobilisation of the Singapore-based Asian Endeavour 1 jack-up rig is scheduled for late September and the back-to-back drilling programme is then expected to last until the end of November/early December 2019.

Date: 11/09/2019

The acquisition of RinoCloud in April 2019 and recurring revenue from higher margin software services has reduced EBITDA losses compared to the previous period. Operationally, the Labskin business has also added a raft of new contracts including 4 blue-chip clients from the US and EU and six CBD (cannabidiol) test contracts with more in the pipeline. With the wider reorganisation of the company completed prior to the period end, we anticipate that the full impact of the operational and financial progress outlined in these results will be seen starkly in H2 and beyond.

Date: 09/09/2019

Since the beginning of 2019, Reabold has gained major exposure to the exciting West Newton discovery, potentially the biggest onshore UK gas discovery since 1973, while in the US; the company has drilled two wells apiece on the West Brentwood and Monroe Swell fields providing an ongoing 50% share of revenue from each field. Looking ahead, the appraisal programme on Iecea Mare in Romania provides major near term drilling exposure and the likelihood of an appraisal well on the Corallian operated Curlew-A prospect in H1 2020 has the potential to significantly augment Reabold’s UK business.

Date: 05/09/2019

In conjunction with the company’s attendance at the Microbiome AI Conference currently taking place in San Diego, California, Integumen has announced that its Labskin business has achieved the successful multiple cloning of human volunteers. This is a highly significant breakthrough for the company as it enables multiple skincare products to be tested simultaneously on the same subject without the attendance of the original human volunteer. This development is likely to reduce substantially product development time and clinical errors as well as lowering recruitment, supervision and testing costs for subsequent product testing programmes.

Date: 29/08/2019

Initial testing at the West Newton A-2 well has indicated a substantial accumulation of oil and gas rather than solely a gas discovery as originally anticipated. Early analysis indicates a significant hydrocarbon column of 65 metres comprising a gross oil column of 45 metres underlying a gross gas column of 20 metres. The operator, Rathlin Energy (with a 66.67% interest), has paused the extended well test (EWT) in order to optimise its operations and will revise the well test design to focus on the oil column going forward. Reabold holds a 24% economic interest in West Newton through its 36% interest in Rathlin.

Date: 16/08/2019

W Resources (WRES) is currently focused on near term production from its wholly owned La Parrilla tungsten and tin mine located in southwest Spain. The Company is in the final construction stage of the new large-scale concentrator plant and has already commissioned the new crusher and jig plants. The newly commissioned crusher and jig plants are now operating at near design capacity. As such, we expect the Company will be able to ramp-up production during Q3 2019.

Date: 08/08/2019

Since the beginning of 2019, Reabold has gained major exposure to the exciting West Newton discovery, potentially the biggest onshore UK gas discovery since 1973, while in the US; the company has drilled two wells apiece on the West Brentwood and Monroe Swell fields providing an ongoing 50% share of revenue from each field. Looking ahead, the appraisal programme on Iecea Mare in Romania provides major near term drilling exposure and the likelihood of an appraisal well on the Corallian operated Curlew-A prospect in H1 2020 has the potential to significantly augment Reabold’s UK business.

Date: 01/08/2019

Primorus has acquired a diverse portfolio of direct and indirect interests in a range
of companies in the natural resources, leisure, corporate services and brand licensing sectors. Operating a clear investment strategy, Primorus is typically a long term investor and uses several instruments to finance its investments including cash and shares while maintaining the capacity to issue debt securities or borrow to complete an investment. Primorus has established a track record of successful divestments and although the market for IPOs is currently challenging, Primorus notes that it remains underserved and we anticipate that the company will seek to crystallise the value of several of its investments, predominantly through the IPO channel, within the next 12-18 months.

Date: 31/07/2019

Since the beginning of the current year, Integumen has delivered a wide range of commercial and corporate milestones. These have included disposing of underperforming subsidiaries and the reduction of group indebtedness, the acquisition of RinoCloud to augment the growing Labskin business, new blue-chip customer agreements, significant expansion of facilities in York and Ireland and the appointment of key personnel.

Date: 30/07/2019

Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) is a diversified resources company with a broad portfolio of activities. The group’s core assets are located in Colorado and include a vertically integrated cannabidiol (CBD) products business and a 7.5% carried working interest in the East Denver Project, a producing oil and gas field. These businesses represent the foundations of HNR’s strategy to assemble a portfolio of projects whereby up to 80% of its assets generate sustainable revenue streams, complemented by more speculative projects which offer the potential for longer term capital appreciation.

Date: 29/07/2019

Reabold is making solid progress across its key areas of activity in Romania, the US and the UK. In particular, rig mobilisation to drill the Iecea Mare-1 appraisal well in Romania is expected to commence imminently. In California, the VG-4 well on the West Brentwood field has been placed on permanent production and at the Monroe Swell field, the operator is poised to re-enter the Burnett 2A and 2B wells to implement clean-up activities and restore the wells to initial production rates. In the UK, the results of a rig site survey for the Curlew-A prospect is also expected to be completed by the end of the week.

Date: 29/07/2019

Integumen has expanded its wound care business, LifeScienceHub Ltd (Wound pHase), through the extension of its technology licensing agreement with Cellulac plc, a company in which Integumen holds a 9.35% interest. This new remit will include the refinement of medical grade cannabidiol (CBD) derived from hemp for the development of CBD-infused wound dressings. This enhanced agreement will be in collaboration with the Department of Chemical Sciences at the University of Limerick and the Irish government supported body; the Research Centre for Resource Efficiency (tcbb RRSOURCE).

Date: 19/07/2019

Integumen has signed new open-ended agreements with two of the world’s Top-10 cosmetic companies for initial testing on multiple ingredients and products within its clients’ portfolios. The company has also announced that LabskinAI has completed Beta testing and has fully transitioned from a product sale only company to a virtual and physical test platform for new products.

Date: 18/07/2019

Coro has renegotiated the terms of the proposed acquisition of a 42.5% interest in the Bulu Production Sharing Contract (PSC) located offshore East Java in Indonesia. The Bulu PSC contains the Lengo gas field estimated to contain gross certified recoverable gas resources of 359 BCF.

Date: 17/07/2019

Egdon Resources, the operator of UK onshore licence PEDL253, in which Union Jack holds a 22% interest, has stated that further analysis of the results of the Biscathorpe-2 appraisal well confirms the likely presence of a 35 metre column of good quality oil in the Dinantian Limestone interval. This is coupled with elevated gas readings and oil shows within the well which indicates that a working hydrocarbon system exists within the PEDL253 licence area.

Date: 12/07/2019

Europa Metals is an exploration and development company focused on its wholly owned Toral Pb-Zn project in NW Spain. The company is currently drilling Toral’s high-grade core with the aim of collecting a bulk sample for metallurgical testwork as well as increasing confidence in the current JORC (2012) compliant inferred mineral resource estimate of 16Mt grading 3.9% Zn, 3.1% Pb and 24g/t Ag. Currently trading on an in-situ resource multiple (US$/t) of just 1.5x, the stock is significantly undervalued compared with our peer group multiple of 24.8x. As such, we value Europa at 0.095p per share which is a simple average between our DCF derived (0.13p per share) and our peer based (0.06p per share) relative in-situ valuation. Our blended valuation offers significant upside to the current share price.

Date: 08/07/2019

As a function of the restructuring of the company since the end of 2018, Integumen has delivered a nine fold increase in revenue in H1 2019. The company has also transformed the balance sheet with the disposal of underperforming subsidiaries, the removal of outstanding debt and the acquisition of RinoCloud to augment Integumen’s Labskin business. With a successful fundraising of £2.75m also completed in April 2019 providing significant working capital, we believe that Integumen is very well placed for continued sales growth in H2 2019.

Date: 19/06/2019

Falanx has been active on the corporate front during 2019. Following a successful £4.16m fund raising at the end of 2018, where the company attracted significant institutional support to the shareholder base, the company has also strengthened both the board and its team of advisers as it moves into its next phase of development. At the end of March it announced further growth in its third quarter and that its cash balances remained strong and were able to support its next phase of growth.

Date: 17/06/2019

Following the earlier distribution of the Union Jack Oil Research Note, we identified an error regarding the percentage holding of the Keddington oilfield. Please be aware that the interest held by Union Jack in the Keddington oilfield is 20% and not 10% as was previously stated.

Date: 17/06/2019

Preliminary data from the West Newton appraisal well suggests that the discovery is at least as big as the pre-drill estimate of 189 BCF of gas. This implies that West Newton could be the largest onshore UK gas field discovered since 1973, assuming that subsequent testing confirms the scale of the resource. Reabold holds an indirect interest of 24.7% through its 37.08% interest in the operator, Rathlin Energy (UK) Limited.

Date: 14/06/2019

Po Valley Energy Limited (PVE) is an ASX-listed oil and gas development and exploration company with a diverse portfolio of assets in Northern Italy. The company possesses preliminary approval for two key development assets, namely the Selva Malvezzi licence which contains the onshore Selva gas field, anticipated to be on production in 2020, and the Teodorico offshore gas discovery for which development plans are well advanced for the commencement of production in 2023. 

Date: 10/06/2019

Avacta has selected the Affimer molecule, AVA004, as its clinical development candidate for first-time-in human clinical trials on the Affimer platform. This represents an important milestone for the company and confirms that Avacta is on track to submit an IND/CTA application for an Affimer PD L1 inhibitor in the US and European markets by the end of 2020.

Date: 04/06/2019

Avacta is planning to submit an IND/CTA application in early 2020 to test the TMAC™ linker in a Phase I study in patients with selected tumours. The IND (Investigational New Drug) submission relates to the US application process while the CTA (Clinical Trial Application) applies to the European market. This is good news for the company as Avacta is in a position to test this critical TMAC linker in humans early in 2020, well ahead of its original plans.

Date: 28/05/2019

Labskin AI has entered into testing agreements with three exciting new clients. In aggregate, these contracts are worth approximately £290,000 with the value of all contract revenue expected to fall into the current year. In order to accommodate these agreements and anticipated new business, the company is also increasing its Labskin laboratory capacity by 50%. We believe that this latest news validates both Integumen’s strategy to focus on larger contracts from Labskin AI services and also the company’s expertise in Cannabidiol (CBD) based product testing.

Date: 10/05/2019

Midatech is focused on the research and development (R&D) of medicines for rare cancers. Through its portfolio of three proprietary drug delivery technology platforms, in tandem with a highly specialised team of scientists located in the UK and Spain, the company is developing novel drug delivery solutions to improve existing therapies and develop new treatments for a range of lethal diseases. Midatech focuses on making existing medicines better, using its proprietary technologies.

Date: 29/04/2019

Integumen is a vertically integrated business focused on the group’s core Labskin AI technology platform. Collaborations with a wide range of partners in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic products sectors, among many others, enable Labskin’s clients to test consumer products on acne, eczema, psoriasis and dandruff populated skin under real-world conditions, viewing the results in real-time.

Date: 18/04/2019

Tower is in the final stages of planning the NJOM3 appraisal well on the Njonjifield (Tower: 100%), located offshore Cameroon. NJOM3 is planned to be drilled to a total depth of 1,100m, probing at least three reservoirs zones identified by the NJOM1B and NJOM2 discovery wells. NJOM3 is designed to confirm the reservoir thickness on the Njonji field, supplement existing well data and evaluate additional formations that could provide valuable resource upside.

Date: 17/04/2019

Oil production from the VG-4 well at the West Brentwood field in California (Reabold 50%) has commenced at an initially constrained rate as a consequence of significant volumes of associated gas. However, a tie-in to the local gas pipeline is underway and when completed, daily volumes of both oil and gas can be increased significantly providing a significant increase in revenue to the company.

Date: 16/04/2019

Coro’s strategy to become a mid-tier South East Asian focused E&P company has accelerated with the news that the company has completed the cash and shares payments amounting to a total consideration of US$4.8m to acquire a 15% interest in the Duyung PSC offshore Indonesia. Additional to this, Coro has also provided a further US$10.5 contribution to the operator’s 2019 drilling campaign on the licence.

Date: 09/04/2019

Avacta’s interim results demonstrate that the company is making solid progress with its in-house therapeutic programmes and first-in-man clinical data for its Affimer therapeutic platform is expected in late 2020. This is underpinned by the company’s recent commercial agreements with LG Chem Life Sciences and Tufts University Medical School, among several others, which have the potential to deliver long term revenue growth to the company.

Date: 26/03/2019

Catenae Innovation is a provider of digital media and technology focused on Distributed Ledger Technology or ‘blockchain’ solutions. The company has developed a portfolio of products and services which have the potential to provide innovative solutions and commercial advantage to Catenae’s growing client base.

Date: 25/03/2019

W Resources has announced that the jig and mill for its flagship La Parrilla tungsten-tin project are on schedule for mechanical completion in the current
month and the majority of equipment for the company’s new concentrator is now on site. With completion of these key phases of development imminent and
most other infrastructure work complete, we expect that the company will be able to ramp-up production significantly in Q2 2019.

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