(RTTNews) - Shares of DexCom, Inc. (DXCM), a medical device company, are losing almost 6 percent or $24.77 in Tuesday's morning trade at $393.23.
U.S. stocks are little changed on Tuesday following the sell-off seen in the previous sesion, which came amid concerns about a renewed spike in coronavirus cases. Investors remained cautious as they monitored corporate earnings results and merger news.
Monday, DexCom said that Rick Doubleday, the company's executive vice president and chief commercial officer, will retire at the end of 2020 in order to spend more time with his family. Rick joined DexCom in 2009.
DexCom also announced preliminary third-quarter revenues of $500.9 million, representing growth of 26 percent year over year. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters have a consensus revenue estimate of $476.75 million. DexCom will provide a full presentation of its quarterly results on Tuesday, October 27.
DexCom has traded in a range of $149.46 to $456.23 in the past 52 weeks.
Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of transmissive and reflective active matrix liquid crystal and organic light emitting diode (OLED) microdisplays and display subassemblies for military, enterprise, industrial, consumer and medical products, today announced that its BDM® WVGA LCD module and A912 Driver IC have been chosen by Medisim Ltd. for its BinoVision™ goggles.
Medisim Ltd., based in Israel, developed the novel and patented product - BinoVision™, aiming to treat Amblyopia (Lazy Eye). The binocular head-mounted video goggle connects to most streaming video sources (computer, TV, game console, etc.) and uses the content (movies, cartoons, games, music videos, TV shows) to enable brain stimulation. BinoVision™ is content agnostic, so compliance is high. A published clinical study results of the technology showed that dichoptic stimulation of the visual system can significantly improve visual function in just 4 weeks. A feasibility study at Indiana University suggested BinoVision™ goggles, with some modifications, may also be used in the future for glaucoma. In a published study, the technology demonstrated increasing ocular blood flow and retinal perfusion both in glaucoma patients and healthy subjects.
"Kopin’s knowledge of microdisplays and optical modules was very apparent to us during our process of selecting a near-to-eye LCD,” said Ilan Vadai, CEO, Medisim Ltd. "Kopin’s WVGA module and A912 ASIC were key components necessary to bring BinoVision™ to fruition. Kopin’s displays provide a high level of brightness - a key requirement for our application. In addition, with the displays and optics precisely aligned and securely packaged in a binocular module, the ease of integration was unmatched.”
"We are delighted that Medisim Ltd. has selected our products for its BinoVision™ goggles, and want to congratulate them on their success,” said Greg Truman, Head of Industrial and Enterprise Displays, Kopin. "We are excited by the increased interest in our microdisplays for medical products and believe a variety of applications such as surgical, procedural, ophthalmic and others can benefit from the integration of our near-to-eye microdisplays.”
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, Kopin and its subsidiaries offer a variety of industry leading microdisplay product lines, including LCD, OLED and FLCoS displays. Kopin’s BDM-WVGA (LCD) delivers a large (42?-diagonal size viewed at 6.5-foot distance), crisp image. The lightweight (16g), compact binocular display module integrates two 16: 9 widescreen CyberDisplay® WVGA LVD (854x480 resolution) color filter displays, LED backlights and a pair of pre-aligned high-quality lenses (30 degree field of view) into plastic housing. The BDM-WVGA is driven by Kopin’s A912 controller IC. The BDM-WVGA is a drop in solution, meant to speed up eyewear development and enable OEMs to design-in products quickly and efficiently.
Kopin, CyberDisplay and BDM are registered trademarks of Kopin Corporation.
Kopin Corporation is a leading developer and provider of innovative display and optical technologies sold as critical components and subassemblies for military, industrial and consumer products. Kopin's technology portfolio includes ultra-small Active Matrix Liquid Crystal displays (AMLCD), Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) displays and Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays, a variety of optics, and low-power ASICs. For more information, please visit Kopin's website at www.kopin.com.
About Medisim Ltd.
Medisim Ltd. is a developer and manufacturer of innovative diagnostic medical devices. Founded in 1995, Medisim's headquarters and manufacturing plant are based in Israel, with subsidiaries in the USA and Hong Kong. As an R&D centric company, continually allocating substantial resources into developing innovative, cost-efficient and highly scalable medical solutions, Medisim is proud of its innovative spirit and contribution to enhancing peoples’ health. For more information, please visit Medisim website at: https://www.medisim.co.il
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Organic Flower Investments Group Inc. (CSE: SOW)(FWB: 2K6)(OTC: QILFF) (“Organic Flower” or the “Company” or "SOW") is pleased to announce that further to the Company’s news release on August 21, 2020 announcing its intention to augment its investment portfolio with a hydrogen sector investment, the Company has acquired a 90% equity interest in California-based PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling Corp. (“PowerTap”) as at October 27, 2020.
“PowerTap is very excited to have had this investment and recognition from SOW and plans to quickly build out a large North American hydrogen fueling station network from its strong position in IP and over two decades of continuous progress in creating hydrogen fueling solutions.
As an experienced developer of technology in an important area that is finally having its time as a green but also economically compelling energy options, PowerTap is intent on becoming a leading part of the multi-billion dollar hydrogen fueling space,” said Raghu Kilambi, CEO of PowerTap.
PowerTap’s corporate presentation may be accessed at the following link: https://sowinvestments.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/PowerTap-Deck-Oct28.pdf
Organic Flower and PowerTap will work together to develop the hydrogen fueling station network in stages, consisting of engineering & design; ongoing development of PowerTap 3.0; and permitting and site preparation. The development of the hydrogen fueling station network is expected to commence with further updates to engineering and design in Q4 of 2021. Subject to the progress of this initial stage, the remaining stages of development and initial manufacturing are expected to start in Q1 2021 and progress with production of units in 2021. The anticipated aggregate cost of all stages of development of PowerTap's 3rd generation product is approximately $17m. At each stage of development, Organic Flower and PowerTap plan to secure financing of the project through available government financing & credits, and equity, debt & convertible debt offerings. The timing of the development to the next stages and the cost of each stage is subject to the success at each stage of development, the general development of the hydrogen fueling industry and the availability of funding.
This investment in PowerTap aligns with the Company’s investment policy, which was previously amended and restated to include the renewable energy sector as an area of focus for the Company. The amended and restated investment policy is available for review on the Company‘s website at (https://sowinvestments.ca/) and will be tabled for ratification at the Company’s next annual general meeting of shareholders. The Company intends to change its name to better align with its current investment policy and will announce the new name, ticker and effective date of the name change shortly.
Hydrogen Infrastructure Sector
The Company believes that finally hydrogen is going to have its time due to the clean tech revolution and economic advantages over incumbent fueling technologies, especially in commercial transportation. Industry reports forecast hydrogen to be a US$130 billion industry by 2030 in the USA with 700,000 jobs1.
Hydrogen powered vehicles have major advantages over battery electric, gas and diesel vehicles (driving range, fueling time and cost per mile)2. Billions of dollars’ worth of hydrogen long haul trucks and cars are expected on the market in next 2-4 years from incumbents and upstarts in the next 36 months3. Once produced, hydrogen powered vehicles generate electrical power in a fuel cell, emitting only water vapor and warm air.
Established vehicle manufacturers (Toyota, Hyundai, Daimler and Volvo) have announced that they are ramping up their delivery schedules of hydrogen powered cars and long-haul trucks and Nikola Motors has announced it will be manufacturing hydrogen electric long-haul vehicles4. The Company anticipates that the biggest need for the industry to receive general adoption are hydrogen fueling/refueling stations. There are currently only approximately 70 consumer hydrogen fueling stations in the U.S. versus approximately 150,000 gas stations and approximately ~25,000 battery electric vehicle (BEV) recharging stations5.
PowerTap is leading the charge to build out cost-effective hydrogen fueling infrastructure through its environmentally friendly intellectual property, product design for the modularized and lowest tier production cost of hydrogen, and launch plan.
Substantial investment continuously over a 20 year period from serious and sizeable public and private organizations and partnerships including energy multinationals, the U.S. government and further investments from a major auto manufacturer, has resulted in the PowerTap portfolio of IP and advanced deployed technologies as they exist in the present day.
For this reason amongst others, PowerTap believes that it has accrued and can deliver advantages over peers, battery electric vehicles (BEV), and gas and diesel fuel solutions, including quicker refueling, lower cost per mile and longer driving ranges - and of course, lowest tier overall emissions including initial inputs and processing.
PowerTap’s advantage over other hydrogen fueling station systems is that it has a small physical footprint where it can produce hydrogen fuel cost effectively on site at the individual station. Most existing USA hydrogen fueling stations buy hydrogen for storage at individual stations at much higher costs than PowerTap’s production cost. PowerTap technology-based hydrogen fueling stations are located in private enterprises and public stations (near LAX airport) in California, Texas, Massachusetts, and Maryland.
PowerTap is expected to qualify for attractive infrastructure loans plus the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard credit program allows PowerTap to earn attractive cash flow generating credits for building out the hydrogen production infrastructure at the individual station level. The California Low Carbon Fuel Standard credit program was a multibillion dollar market in 2019.
PowerTap’s plans include co-location of its hydrogen fueling infrastructure at existing gas station/truck stops. PowerTap’s goal is to deploy 500 to 1,000 stations within the next 3-5 yrs in the U.S. alone. There are currently under 100 active consumer hydrogen fueling stations operational in the U.S.
Additional information about PowerTap may be found at its webstie at https://www.powertapfuels.com
Acquisition of PowerTap
The acquisition of 90% of PowerTap (the “Acquisition”) is the cumulation of the transactions contemplated under the previously announced letter of intent dated August 12, 2020 between the Company and PowerTap (the “Letter of Intent”). The Letter of Intent granted the Company with the option to acquire up to a 90% interest of PowerTap (the “Option”). Upon exercise of the Option, PowerTap's shareholders (collectively, the “Vendors”) entered into a definitive agreement whereby the Company acquired 90% of PowerTap. The consideration paid to the Vendors consisted of an aggregate of 106,210,708 common shares in the capital of the Company (the “Consideration Shares”), under an 18-month escrow release program, at a deemed value of CA$0.30 per Consideration Share. The Vendors are arm’s-length to one another and none of whom, individually holds 10% or more of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company on a non-diluted basis. The Acquisition does not constitute a fundamental change or change of business for the Company, within the meaning of the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange, but as the Acquisition constitutes a significant acquisition pursuant to National Instrument 51-102 – Continuous Disclosure Obligations, the Company will file a business acquisition report within 75 days from the date hereof.
The issuance of the Consideration Shares relied on the take-over bid exemption under Section 2.16 of National Instrument 45-106 – Prospectus Exemptions and therefore the Consideration Shares are not subject to a four month and one day hold period. However, the Vendors agreed to escrows of up to 18 months after the acquisition closes.
In connection with the Acquisition, the CA$4.4 million previously advanced by the Company to PowerTap pursuant to the Letter of Intent, was converted into an 8% demand promissory note, payable to the Company.
Engagement of First Marketing GMBH
Organic Flower has retained First Marketing GmbH, a leading investor relations and marketing firm based in Heidelberg, Germany, to provide marketing services focused on the European markets. Under the agreement, which commences on the date hereof, the service provider is to provide content distribution, translation and advertising services in Europe. The company agrees to pay the service provider up to 500,000 euros over the 6-month period to develop required content and artwork and to launch its market awareness programs in the European Union.
ABOUT ORGANIC FLOWER INVESTMENTS
Organic Flower is an investment company, that specializes in investing into private and public companies opportunistically that may be engaged in a variety of industries, with a current focus in the health and renewable energy industries. In particular, the investment mandate is focused on high return investment opportunities, the ability to achieve a reasonable rate of capital appreciation and to seek liquidity in our investments. A copy of Organic Flower’s amended and restated investment policy may be found under the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com.
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Learn more about Organic Flower by visiting our website at: https://sowinvestments.ca/
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This press release contains "forward-looking statements" or "forward-looking information" (collectively referred to herein as "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Such forward- looking statements include, without limitation, forecasts, estimates, expectations and objectives for future operations that are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Organic Flower. Some assumptions include, without limitation, the development of hydrogen powered vehicles by vehicle makers, the adoption of hydrogen powered vehicles by the market, and legislation and regulations favoring the use of hydrogen as an alternative energy source. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur or be achieved. This press release contains forward-looking statements pertaining to, among other things, the timing and ability of the Company to complete any potential investments or acquisitions, if at all, and the timing thereof. Forward-looking information is based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks, which could cause actual results to vary and, in some instances, to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company and described in the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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____________________________1 https://www.fchea.org/us-hydrogen-study 2 https://www.businessinsider.com/nikola-motors-founder-investors-dont-care-company-has-no-revenue-2020-6 3 https://www.trucks.com/2019/11/12/hyundai-nikola-toyota-build-hydrogen-highway/4 https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/10/26/hydrogen-trucks-nikola-gm-toyota-hyundai-zero-emissions/5981340002/5 https://www.statista.com/statistics/416750/number-of-electric-vehicle-charging-stations-outlets-united-states/