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    Alfred Chan is an Analyst at Emerald Financial, specialising in ASX-listed small cap companies.

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  • Envirosuite acquires wastewater algorithm, set to launch industrial Smart Water service

    Environmental intelligence company Envirosuite (ASX: EVS) is looking to extend the world’s sustainable consumption capabilities having acquired technology that can optimise wastewater treatment plants using artificial intelligence and machine learning. The water modelling technology has been purchased for $1.35m from Aqueous Material Balance (AqMB) and enables users to run hypothetical changes to chemical and biological

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  • Crowd Media expands Amazon EU store with natural Brazilian beauty products

    With online retail thriving through the pandemic, eCommerce company Crowd Media (ASX: CM8) is set to build on their strong FY20 performance having entered into a partnership with US-based Teadora Inc to market natural Brazilian beauty products through Europe, including the Amazon EU marketplace. Leveraging their extensive network of more than 1,000 social influencers, Crowd

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  • Pointsbet partners with the Indiana Pacers in an NBA-first

    Australian bookmaker Pointsbet (ASX: PBH) has secured valuable on-court and stadium advertising in the United States having been appointed the official sports gaming partner of the Indiana Pacers NBA team.  The multi-year agreement with Pacers Sports & Entertainment will enable Pointsbet to have it’s branding printed along the baseline of the Pacers’ home court in

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  • Uscom releases ventilator calibrator as demand surges through COVID-19

    To assist with maintenance of ventilator devices being used to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Uscom (ASX: UCM) has released the SpiroSonic VENTITEST ventilator testing device which will allow medical professionals to calibrate ventilators, making it the first digital ultrasonic calibrator of its kind.  With the need for ventilators having risen dramatically as the world grapples

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  • Inventis launches revolutionary Smart Chair, biggest chair development in 30 years

    As the pandemic has brought major changes to working environments, droves of employees are spending more time at their desks, leading Inventis (ASX: IVT) to launch their G-Smart ‘Smart Chair’ – an ergonomic solution which integrates health tech into the humble office chair. With sensors built into the chair that integrate with a smartphone app,

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  • Aged Care tech demand rising as HSC partners with Harvey Norman

    As Victoria grapples with their COVID-19 aged care crisis, interest in contact-free assistance is growing with HSC Technology (ASX: HSC) entering a reseller agreement with Harvey Norman for their smart care platform. An integrated telehealth solution, HSC Care offers a suite of products which can monitor aged care residents through sensors and monitoring devices. The

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  • Neometals launches lithium-ion battery recycling venture in Europe

    As the world continues advancing clean energy solutions which is likely to see an abundance of lithium-ion batteries produced over the coming years, energy storage company Neometals (ASX: NMT) has launched a joint venture with German metallurgy company SMS Group to commercialise a battery recycling business in Europe. The 50:50 joint venture, called Primobius GmbH,

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  • Catapult Sports wins FBS College Football contract

    Sports data, technology and analytics company Catapult Sports (ASX: CAT) has secured direct access to one of the world’s biggest sports leagues having won a contract to manage video exchange services to all 130 Division 1 College Football teams. Following the competitive tender process, all movement of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) video will be managed

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  • Home buyers in control as US Real Estate Agents flock to RateMyAgent

    Having successfully developed an online business model in Australia, RMA Global (ASX: RMY) has ramped up penetration of the lucrative US market with RateMyAgent, their reviews platform for real estate agents, since launching a strong marketing push in March 2020. The platform has now advanced in the US to have more than 60,000 real estate

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  • Swick drilling into more success with Northern Star contract win

    With the price of gold reaching all-time highs, mining services provider Swick (ASX: SWK) is thriving having secured new contracts and extensions from some of Australia’s largest mining companies to take their order book to $244 million.  Among their bigger contracts is an extension from Northern Star Resources (ASX: NST) at their West Australian Jundee

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  • Watch: Novatti Delivers Record Revenue Despite COVID-19

    Despite the economic impact of COVID-19, fintech and payments company Novatti Group (ASX: NOV) has reported record revenues for the quarter to deliver $3.05m (unaudited). Managing Director, Peter Cook provided investors with a quick video update on Novatti’s thriving payments business and plans for the upcoming year where the Company is well funded for growth

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  • Osprey secures GE Healthcare for global distribution of kidney imaging tech

    Medtech company Osprey Medical (ASX: OSP) has significantly increased its global distribution network having secured distribution of their kidney imaging portfolio by partnering with global giant GE Healthcare.  Under the 4-year agreement, GE will commercialise Osprey’s DyeVert portfolio which reduces the amount of contrast that reaches the kidney for imaging, and will assist medical professionals

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  • SUDA gains regulatory approval for sale of insomnia treatment spray

    Australians suffering from insomnia could soon have relief from the disorder with SUDA Pharmaceuticals (ASX: SUD) gaining approval from the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) for the sale of their ZolpiMist spray as a treatment for short-term insomnia.  The regulatory approval enables ZolpiMist to be sold in Australia and will assist their strategic partners in other

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  • Cellmid secures US distribution to 40,000 salons for anti-aging hair care

    Australian health and biotech company Cellmid (ASX: CDY) is set to capitalise on rising health product retail sales in the United States having secured an exclusive distribution partnership with Tru Beauty Concepts and their network of 40,000 hair salons.  The 5-year distribution deal will provide Cellmid with access to Tru Beauty salons across 11 US

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  • WhiteHawk wins 5-year US Government cybersecurity contract

    Having successfully fulfilled various Government deals as a subcontractor, cybersecurity company WhiteHawk (ASX: WHK) is stepping up their game having won a 5-year US Federal contract as a prime supplier.  The deal is valued at USD $580,000 per annum with an additional $600,000 per annum Option available if the Government elects to increase their cybersecurity

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  • InteliCare secures first NSW orders for contact-free aged care systems

    Amid the raging situation in Victoria with rising COVID-19 cases in aged care facilities, tech company InteliCare (ASX: ICR) has secured a cornerstone order for their aged and disability care system which enables families to monitor loved ones contact-free, without invading their privacy.  The order for 120 InteliLiving Systems was placed by independent care provider

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  • Novatti payments revenue up again for sixth consecutive quarter

    Despite the economic impact of COVID-19 seeing adverse effects in most industries, the digital payments sector is thriving with populations in isolation as evidenced by fintech company Novatti Group (ASX: NOV) again reporting record revenues from their payments processing business.  For the quarter ending 30 June 2020, the company delivered $2.07m (unaudited) solely from their

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  • Testing data shows Magnis can charge an Electric Vehicle battery in just 6 minutes

    Adoption of electric vehicles could surge if Magnis Energy Technologies (ASX: MNS) is able to deliver on their testing data which can charge an EV battery in just six minutes for what would be a game changer in the global market.  Within their Extra Fast Charge (EFC) batteries which were developed by partner – Charge

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  • Alcidion secures major UK hospital network for Patientrack health monitoring

    Smart healthcare continues to make strides in the United Kingdom with healthtech company Alcidion (ASX: ALC) to deploy their Patientrack monitoring system across the NHS Lanarkshire, the third largest health board in Scotland.  With approximately 12,000 staff working across communities, health centres, clinics and three district hospitals, the 5-year agreement will see Alcidion roll out

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  • DroneShield secures counter-drone contract from U.S Air Force

    Drone defence and security company DroneShield (ASX: DRO) has secured a significant contract from the United States Air Force for counter-drone systems to be installed at their North Dakota air base.  The contracts valued at USD $200,000 are not majorly material for the Company, however there is the potential opportunity to secure further business from

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  • Viva Leisure becomes third largest gym operator with $18m Plus Fitness acquisition

    Australia’s gym sector is set for a shakeup with Viva Leisure (ASX: VVA) to acquire Australian Fitness Management (AFM) and its 197 franchised Plus Fitness locations which will leapfrog Viva to become the third largest operator in the country.  Across their 197 clubs, Plus Fitness has a combined membership of approximately 175,000 members with the

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  • 9Spokes shares surge with 5-year Visa partnership inked

    New Zealand-based fintech company 9Spokes (ASX: 9SP) has secured its most significant corporate deal to date having entered into a partnership with Visa, who will offer the 9Spokes platform to small business merchants worldwide.  Under terms of the 5-year agreement, Visa USA Inc will promote the 9Spokes business management platform to Visa clients and small

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  • CannPal trials confirm cannabis good for dog health and immunity

    Animal health company CannPal Animal Therapeutics (ASX: CP1) is proving that the health benefits of medicinal cannabis extend beyond the human realm with their latest trials confirming the safety of DermaCann® as a natural treatment for dermatitis and immune function in canines. Applying two different formulations of DermaCann® between 13 dogs, CannPal reported a substantial

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  • Flexigroup humm-ing along with 315% rise in BNPL transaction volumes

    The pioneer of Australia’s buy-now-pay-later sector has reported a big uptake in adoption since Flexigroup (ASX: FXL) consolidated its BNPL businesses with retail-focused brand humm delivering a 315% rise in transaction volumes through the June quarter.  As the key differentiator against its competitors, humm allows customers to make interest-free purchases of up to $30,000. This

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  • Crowd Media achieves $2.7m turnaround, eyes billion-dollar tech breakthrough

    Digital marketing and eCommerce company Crowd Media (ASX: CM8) has reported a significant financial turnaround with the company expected to report positive underlying EBITDA for FY20 which represented a $2.7m turnaround for the microcap.  The turnaround from a $2.6m loss in underlying EBITDA in FY19 comes in line with the appointment of industry leader Steven

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  • NTD becomes largest tyre wholesaler in Aus & NZ with T4U acquisition

    Tough trading conditions brought upon by drought, bushfires and a pandemic has prompted a major industry merger with Tyres 4U (T4U) and National Tyre & Wheel (ASX: NTD) set to become the largest independent multi branded tyre wholesaler across the Tasman. The merger will see NTD acquire all business assets of T4U in Australia and

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  • Bod commences cannabis trial with 500 Australians targeting anxiety and insomnia

    In a key advancement within Australia’s emerging medicinal cannabis market, Bod Australia (ASX: BDA) has commenced a national study which will be conducted over 12 months to trial the effectiveness of MediCabilis™ as a treatment for anxiety, insomnia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The study will be conducted Australia-wide with Bod having partnered with

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  • Harris Technology sales rising, receives top seller ranking on Amazon Australia

    Tech retailer Harris Technology (ASX: HT8) has continued a strong financial turnaround which has been driven by its online sales and led the retailer to reach number one in the Amazon Australia seller rankings according to research firm Marketplace Pulse.  The ranking is based on customer feedback following purchases on the Amazon Australia platform where

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  • SRG Global wins $25m design contract for new Victorian Heart Hospital

    Engineering and construction specialists SRG Global (ASX: SRG) will have a major role in the appearance of the new Victorian Heart Hospital having secured a $25 million contract to design and build the curtain wall facade.  The new Government-backed hospital is a $564 million development which will be Australia’s first dedicated cardiac facility, aiming to

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  • PayGroup to expand HR tech through Asia with TalentOz acquisition

    Human resources tech company PayGroup (ASX: PYG) is set to significantly expand its human capital management (HCM) software suite following the acquisition of TalentOz and their complementary talent management software.  Already with a powerful offering of 16 HCM modules which are used by more than 875 PayGroup clients, the addition of TalentOz will bring 11

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  • PPK Group to Launch 3D Printed Dental Products Venture

    As the dental implants and prosthetics market continues to grow with advancements in dental technology, industrials company PPK Group (ASX: PPK) is taking their expertise in boron nitride nanotubes (BNNT) and applying it to the lucrative dental products market. The new venture will be 3D Dental Technology Limited with the company ownership comprising of PPK

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  • Beam receives orders for 5,000 more satellite messaging devices

    Since the commercial launch of their satellite messaging device ZOLEO, sales in North America have been strong for Beam Communications (ASX: BCC) where they have received an order for 5,000 more devices.  The order comes from joint-venture partner Roadpost Inc which is responsible for marketing and distribution of ZOLEO in North America via their network

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  • OpenLearning to launch online short-course platform in collaboration with Open Universities

    Education tech company OpenLearning (ASX: OLL) is set to shake up the Australian education sector through the creation of OpenCreds, an online platform where Australians can complete registered shortcourses for formal qualifications. OpenCreds, in reference to the courses offered being micro-credentials, will offer courses ranging from 2.5 hours to 150 hours which will be stackable

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  • FBR bricklaying robot builds house walls in just four days

    Robotics and automation tech company FBR (ASX: FBR) has successfully had its Hadrian X bricklaying robot build the structural walls for a new house in just four days. The house, a display home in Dayton, Western Australia, will now have the remainder of its construction completed with traditional labour, but to have completed the structural

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  • Repeat business for Creso Pharma with further $930k cannabis order

    Medicinal cannabis company Creso Pharma (ASX: CPH) is continuing to see strong international interest in their premium cannabis flowers with an order worth $930k placed from repeat Israeli client Univo Pharmaceuticals Ltd (TLV: UNVO).  The larger order for premium, cured and hand-trimmed dried medicinal cannabis flower follows on from an order for $820k of the

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  • XTEK extends Defence Force relationship with another $2.8m in dronetech orders

    Security tech company XTEK (ASX: XTE) has continued its strong association with the Australian Defence Force with the ADF placing an order for additional unmanned aerial systems worth approximately $2.8 million.  The order will increase the ADF’s existing fleet of AeroVironment WASP AE Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) with XTEK having already delivered 50 to

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  • SECOS selected by Woolworths as compostable bag supplier

    Households outside of specific eco-friendly councils will soon be able to purchase certified compostable bin liners from Woolworths which has selected SECOS Group (ASX: SES) as their compostable bin liner supplier. The supply agreement will significantly expand SECOS’s distribution capabilities where they will supply the national supermarket chain with 8L and 36L bin liners. Beyond

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  • K2fly to expand resources reporting tech with new tailings management tools

    Advancing the environmental and social governance capabilities of their resources reporting software, K2fly (ASX: K2F) has partnered with Decipher to develop new management systems for storage of tailings – the mining waste leftover once mineral concentrates have been extracted from ore.  Identified by KPMG as one of the top 10 risks in 2020 to the

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  • IMDEX rapidly accelerates mineralogy processing with AI acquisition

    Mining tech company IMDEX (ASX: IMD) is set to turn a decision making process that would normally take weeks, into one that can be done in just hours via acquisition of AusSpec and their AI technology developed for spectral mineralogy in the mining and resources sector.  The core functionality around AusSpec’s unique aiSIRIS platform is

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  • SportsHero launches Olahbola app to capitalise on Indonesia’s football fandom

    With the resumption of major sporting codes finally being restarted following COVID-19 shutdowns, sports tech and media company SportsHero (ASX: SHO) is set to launch their fully localised international football app in Indonesia. The launch of their Olahbola app will provide the world’s 4th most populous nation to video content from top football leagues, English

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  • Mayne Pharma strengthens oral contraceptives portfolio in lucrative U.S market

    With the increasing competition amongst pharmaceutical companies being driven by a proliferation of generic brands, Mayne Pharma Group (ASX: MYX) has secured its position in the U.S as a leading oral contraceptives supplier by partnering with Novast Laboratories for 13 generic products.  Of the 13 products, four have been approved by the U.S Food and

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  • Lack of air traffic no concern for simulation developer Adacel, upgrades profit

    Air traffic may be significantly reduced at the moment due to COVID-19 travel restrictions but Adacel Technologies (ASX: ADA) has used the opportunity to upgrade its air traffic simulators and increase training capabilities to be a rare flight-related company that has provided an increase in profit guidance. Through a combination of critical infrastructure installations, updates

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  • thedocyard expands document encryption service via LockBox acquisition

    Since listing on the ASX in February 2020, tech company thedocyard (ASX: TDY) is set to expand its cloud-based transaction management platform with the acquisition of Lockbox Technologies and its cybersecurity solutions. The key Lockbox products which will transition into thedocyard comprise of LockBox Storage – a a B2B secured document and storage platform, and

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  • Civmec strengthens Fortescue relationship with new Iron Bridge contract

    Engineering and construction company Civmec (ASX: CVL) has been awarded a key contract at the Iron Bridge Project, Australia’s largest magnetite resource, owned by joint venture partners Fortescue Metals (ASX: FMG) and Formosa Steel.  The contract will see Civmec’s Metals & Minerals division construct structural concrete components for the Project’s dry plant which will include

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  • Research Note: Speculative Buy on Crowd Media (ASX: CM8)

    The Advisors at Emerald Financial recently released a Speculative Buy report on Crowd Media (ASX: CM8). The Company has benefited from the growth in online-specific retail, something that has thrived through the COVID-19 pandemic due to isolation restrictions. Just look at a few of the more well-known ASX-listed retail companies that sell solely online have

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  • Kathmandu online sales up 78% as Aussies flock to get their puffer jackets

    We might not be allowed out due to COVID-19 restrictions but that won’t stop Australians from getting their beloved puffer jackets for Winter with Kathmandu Holdings (ASX: KMD) reporting online sales to be up 78% over the past six weeks.  The business update comes as Katmandhu continues its gradual store re-openings where the global retailer

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  • Home-delivered VR Gaming Proves a Hit Through Pandemic for ISA Group

    Although COVID-19 led to shutdown of their leisure venues, ISA Group (ASX: IDZ) has capitalised on new interest in home entertainment options where their home delivered virtual reality (VR) games were so popular that they will extend the business beyond the pandemic. Whilst their VR business Freak Entertainment was forced to shut its Penrith, NSW

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  • Alterity confirms FDA development pathway for Multiple System Atrophy treatment

    After meeting with the FDA, biopharmaceuticals company Alterity Therapeutics (ASX: ATH) has confirmed Phase II clinical trial plans for their ATH434 compound in the treatment of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), an incurable Parkinsonian disorder with no regulatory precedent. Due to the unique scenario where there are no accepted efficacy endpoints, guidance has been provided by

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  • Gage Roads Brewing secures distribution deal with San Miguel

    Revellers looking for a buzz will soon have additional access to super high strength beer in Australia with Gage Roads Brewing (ASX: GRB)  having secured an exclusive distribution deal with San Miguel to import Red Horse beer (8%) and other brands.  San Miguel is one of the world’s largest and oldest beer companies with distribution

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  • ResApp’s sleep apnoea app now available on Apple App Store

    Australians that are struggling to get a good night sleep can now screen their likelihood of suffering from sleep apnoea with medtech company ResApp Health (ASX: RAP) having launched their clinically tested SleepCheck app on the iPhone App Store.  By downloading the smartphone app, SleepCheck can record and analyse breaking and snorting sounds during sleep

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  • Fund managers back Novatti with $10.2m to grow thriving digital payments business

    Digital payments and fintech company Novatti Group (ASX: NOV) is poised to make splashes globally having secured $10.2 million from institutional investors to accelerate their growth strategy as the world shifts towards a cashless economy, expedited by COVID-19. The funds come after a very strong few months of corporate activity at Novatti which include integrating

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  • Founders First secures national distribution for craft beer portfolio

    As one of the unluckier IPO’s to have listed on the ASX right before the coronavirus pandemic hit, craft beer company Founders First (ASX: FFL) is set for a much more active FY21 having secured 2000 new distribution points for their beer portfolio.  From August 2020, packaged craft beers within the Founders First portfolio will

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  • Galaxy Racers engaged to expand Megastar platform into eSports

    With COVID-19 resulting in a notable rise in eSports gaming around the world as populations find ways to entertain themselves in isolation, entertainment company MSM Corporation (ASX: MSM) has secured the Galaxy Racer Esports team to manage content for MSM’s Megastar talent competition platform. Launched in 2017, Megastar is an online competition platform which was

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  • Novatti selected by global payments giant as partner for Australian launch

    Amid the rapid shift towards a cashless economy, fintech company Novatti Group (ASX: NOV) has been selected by global payments company Marqeta to be their domestic partner for the launch of a new prepaid cards business in Australia.   The deal partners Novatti to Marqeta’s growing list of consumer brands including Square, Uber, Affirm, Instacart, DoorDash,

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  • Althea’s cannabis clinics join national referrals network, telehealth booming

    Global pharmaceutics and cannabis healthcare company Althea Group (ASX: AGH) has harnessed the power of telehealth through COVID-19, almost doubling web-based enquiries for their MyAccess Clinics in the UK where patients can seek medicinal cannabis treatment pathways.  With the England being one of the harder nations hit by COVID-19, Althea accelerated telehealth offerings for its

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  • Emerge Gaming to launch mobile gaming competition platform in Africa

    eSports and gaming tech company Emerge Gaming (ASX: EM1) has secured a Tier 1 ally by partnering with top African telecommunications company Mobile Telephone Networks (JSE: MTN) for the launch of a mobile gaming competition platform in South Africa. The platform, to be branded MTN Arena, brings together MTN’s 29 million mobile subscribers in South

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  • Oversubscribed, Crowd Media raises $1.5m to accelerate growth

    One of the turnaround small caps of 2020 is set to grow further with millennial marketing company Crowd Media (ASX: CM8) raising $1.5m to accelerate business growth in Europe via an oversubscribed Placement.  Originally seeking to raise just $1.2m as per their Term Sheet, the Company elected to accept the additional subscriptions with funds raised

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  • Vortiv shares up 30% after curious update on Indian ATM ownership

    Following last week’s cybersecurity attack on major Australian institutions, investors have been bullish on cybersecurity leading to a 30% rise on the share price of Vortiv (ASX: VOR) on Monday but it was a quirky business update that may have investors a bit more curious about the company’s investment in Indian ATMs.  In their update

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  • Mobilicom wins Space Florida tender for drone adoption research

    As it has become inevitable that drone technology will play a key role in our everyday lives, research is catching up to regulatory roadblocks with communications tech company Mobilicom (ASX: MOB) the latest to secure a drone research contract from Space Florida.  The project will see Mobilcom partner with U.S-based drone company Censys to develop

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  • Avocado farmer completes optimisation studies for 300 hectare orchard

    Avocado lovers looking to hedge their high breakfast expenses could soon have a unique opportunity via agriculture company Alterra (ASX: 1AG) which has completed cost optimisation studies for its 300-hectare avocado orchard in Pemberton, Western Australia. Within the studies for their Carpenters Project, optimisation of water usage will be a key element within Carpenters’ efficiency

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  • KFC to install Smart Parking technology in UK and Ireland

    Europeans unable to buy fried chicken due to a lack of parking will soon have better access to their battered delights after KFC sought a solution to inconsiderate drivers by partnering with Smart Parking (ASX: SPZ) for automated number plate scanning.  The parking management contract will see Smart Parking’s Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system

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  • Splitit shares surge on BNPL collaboration with Mastercard

    Payments company Splitit (ASX: SPT) is set to expedite its global growth strategy having partnered with Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) to develop Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) options into Mastercard’s technology suite.  Through the partnership, Splitit aims to capitalise on the global BNPL phenomenon while offering payment choices, control and simplicity to consumers and businesses.  “We are very

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  • archTIS enters Defence sector with new client for cybersecurity platform

    Cybersecurity company archTIS (ASX: AR9) has confirmed its first entry into the lucrative Defence industry with the securing of Northrop Gruman as a major customer of their platform designed for the secure sharing of classified information. The commercial contract will see Northrop Gruman purchase 50 licenses for archTis’ Kojensi platform which will be used to

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  • Spain set to defeat Philippines in bidding war for Infigen Energy

    After recommending shareholders take no action to the $1.2 billion takeover bid from UAC Energy at 80c per share, Infigen Energy (ASX: IFN) has today recommended shareholders instead accept an offer of 86c per share from Spanish energy giant Iberdrola.  The new takeover offer comes two weeks after the UAC Energy offer was made, with

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  • Wisr’s rapid loan book growth returns to pre-COVID levels

    Australian credit consumers appear to be returning to financial normality based on fintech company Wisr (ASX: WZR) confirming their loan and repayment figures have returned to pre-coronavirus levels, and are rising rapidly.  The Company has reported 48% growth in their loan originations for the month of May, as Australians seek more competitive interest rates and

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  • Crowd Media secures VITAL partner for health and hygiene products across EU

    Digital marketing company Crowd Media (ASX: CM8) has strengthened its online sales pipeline, partnering with VITAL Innovations for the exclusive marketing of their award-winning consumer products. This comes at a time when online business is thriving through COVID-19.  The marketing services agreement will see Crowd Media roll out safety and hygiene products from VITAL’s SuperSafe

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  • Lithium Australia’s battery storage systems approved, national rollout to come

    The shift towards sustainable energy solutions continues to gain momentum following regulatory approval from the Clean Energy Council for domestic power bank systems produced by Soluna, a joint venture between Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) and DLG Energy (Shanghai) Co, to be sold in Australia.  In order to gain approval from the Clean Energy Council (CEC),

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  • Top cannabis grower enters production deal with THC Global

    In preparation for legislative changes which may soon see cannabis products purchasable over the counter without a prescription, leading medicinal cannabis product manufacturer THC Global (ASX: THC) has partnered with Cannatrek to produce white-labeled CBD products at their high-volume Southport facility in Queensland.  As a sizable grower of medicinal cannabis with a diverse range of

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  • MyFiziq to partner with NuraLogix on smartphone app to screen COVID-19 symptoms

    Health tech company MyFiziq (ASX: MYQ) has partnered with Canadian firm NuraLogix which will leverage the two company’s patented imaging technology. Using a smartphone camera, transdermal imaging and artificial intelligence (AI), the newly combined tech aims to determine a user’s probability of having COVID-19, as well as their risk of developing diseases that result in

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  • Online purchases thriving through COVID-19 as Zip revenues up 78%

    Despite COVID-19 having challenged the retail industry, consumers have substituted trips to the mall with online purchases in droves as evidenced by Zip Co’s (ASX: Z1P) results though May with the BNPL provider reporting a 78% increase in YoY monthly revenues to $15.6m. Beyond the significant increase in their online payment volumes, transaction volumes were

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  • Record milk powder orders for Keytone Dairy with new NZ facility

    After expanding their New Zealand manufacturing facility in March, Keytone Dairy (ASX: KTD) has reported record orders for their milk powder products from major Chinese client Nouriz.  The orders for $1.39 million is the single largest order placed by Nouriz with Keytone Dairy where Chinese consumers are still strongly demand for New Zealand dairy products

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  • AdAlta approved to commence clinical trials with sniper protein

    Innovative biotech company AdAlta (ASX: 1AD) has been approved to commence human clinical trials for its next generation of protein therapeutics aimed at solving drug targeting problems commonly encountered in the sector.  Approval has been granted by the Human Research Ethics Committee which enables AdAlta to commence recruiting healthy participants for trials of AD-214, their

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  • Novatti integrates ChinaPayments into Alipay app, strengthens partnership

    Australian fintech and digital payments company Novatti Group (ASX: NOV) has further strengthened their payments business by expanding their partnership with the world’s leading lifestyle platform, Alipay, to integrate ChinaPayments.com into the Alipay app.  Launched in 2018 by Novatti, ChinaPayments was a first-to-market platform for Chinese residents to pay their Australian bills via BPAY, but

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  • Ambitious Nanoveu preparing to sell $50m of phone accessories

    Phone accessories company Nanoveu (ASX: NVU) is seeking to ride the wave of public interest in hygiene products, appointing U.S-based sales and marketing firm D360 to sell its antiviral smartphone screen and case protection products through North America.  Whilst such an appointment would normally be standard practice for FMCG manufacturers, Nanoveu’s appointment centres around performance

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  • Vection secures first client for live events via virtual reality

    Augmented and virtual reality company Vection Technologies (ASX: VR1) has successfully launched their VR Events software module with the securing of NSA Group as their first partner client who will use the tech to broadcast live events via VR.  FrameS Events is an extension of Vection’s current FrameS VR platform and enables partner clients to

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  • Soccer is back! Largest Italian subscription broadcaster to trial Linius TV

    A door into soccer-loving Italian homes has been opened for Linius Technologies (ASX: LNU) with the tech company confirming they have secured a purchase order from Sky Italia for a trial of its personalised TV platform.  The agreement will see Linius develop a Proof-of-Concept to integrate their world-first Video Virtualisation Engine (VVE) into Sky Italia’s

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  • MOTIO hits ground running, secures nation-wide Caltex stores for media sales

    Just one month since launching their specialist media business MOTIO, microcap advertising firm XTD (ASX: XTD) has secured a national advertising platform by securing the exclusive rights to Caltex’s in-store screens.  With the Caltex network of petrol station convenience stores comprising more than 500 locations across Australia, the 5-year-deal with Engagis, operator of the screens,

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  • Eco-toxicity findings confirm Bio-Gene pesticide safe for aquatic life

    Following preliminary eco-toxicity studies on limited aquatic species, agtech developer Bio-Gene Technology (ASX: BGT) has reported favourable results for its flagship next-gen insecticide, Flavocide.  The studies were completed on guppy fish, water fleas and freshwater algae which represented key species of marine life most likely to be impacted by the introduction of pesticide. Following application

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  • Research Note – Rise of the Cashless Economy

    Are we already becoming a cashless economy? This is just one of the key questions arising amidst the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Things have been forced to change, with Finance and Technology (Fintech) being the key driver. New sectors such as digital payments, neobanks, and cash alternatives have not only thrived during the fallout,

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  • Philippine takeover bid for Infigen Energy sends share price rocketing 34%

    Australian clean energy company Infigen Energy (ASX: IFN) shares have soared this morning on news of a takeover bid by investment firm UAC Energy, a subsidiary of AC Energy which is wholly owned by Philippines energy conglomerate Ayala Corporation. The intended takeover bid sees UAC seek to acquire all outstanding shares in Infigen for $0.80

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  • Emersion exceeds expectations, signs six new clients through COVID-19

    Since being purchased by and integrated into Novatti Group (ASX: NOV) in April, Emersion Software Systems has thrived in the digital payments market through COVID-19 with uptake of their cloud hosted billing and payments platform exceeding expectations.  The smooth transition into Novatti Group has been aided by Novatti’s decision to continue operating Emersion as an

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  • Indiana Resources secures $4.65m pro-bono funding to sue Tanzania Government

    A website editing mishap has led to a landmark lawsuit with nickel and gold explorer Indiana Resources (ASX: IDA) having now secured USD $4.65m litigation funding to advance its claims against the Tanzania Government for international law and obligation breaches.  Upon news of Indiana’s intention to file a suit, various legal financiers expressed interest in

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  • Centrepoint acquires leading Xplan customisation business

    As part of their corporate refresh strategy, financial services support company Centrepoint Alliance (ASX: CAF) has significantly increased its service offering to clients via the acquisition of Enzumo, its clients and recurring revenue.  The acquisition of Enzumo for $1.5m from Chant West Holdings (ASX: CWL) will accelerate Centrepoint’s new financial model whilst enhancing their technology

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  • High Australian debt sees Credit Intelligence expand with strategic acquisition

    With financial hardships brought upon as a result of COVID-19, debt management company Credit Intelligence (ASX: CI1) is set to expand their exposure to Australia’s high levels of personal debt via the 60% acquisition of debt negotiation business Chapter Two Holdings (CTH).  Listing on the ASX in 2018 but primarily operating in Hong Kong’s credit

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  • Acrux shares surge 37% on appointment of U.S pharmaceuticals distributor

    Pharmaceuticals developer Acrux (ASX: ACR) is set to expedite commercialisation of its generic topical products in the United States via the appointment of TruPharma as their exclusive sales, marketing and distribution partner in America.  The agreement will see TruPharma take over responsibility for getting Acrux products approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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  • Veris continues winning streak, lands blue chip and defence contracts

    Surveying and communications company Veris (ASX: VRS) continues to defy its small market capitalisation by adding to its recent slew of contract wins, today announcing extensions awarded from BHP Billiton (ASX: BHP) and OZ Minerals (ASX: OZL) as well as a new defence company – Cubic Defence.  The total value of the contracts is $4.3

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  • Jaxsta accelerating growth, sacrifices revenue for mass user acquisition

    Since making their music networking and data platform free in response to the music industry’s challenges brought upon by COVID-19, Jaxsta (ASX: JXT) has had more than 10,000 users sign up for Jaxsta Pro in the past month.  As an initiative supported by leading industry labels, Jaxsta has been able to significantly increase its reach

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  • Testing confirms infection resistance, First Graphene signs face mask supply deal

    As world populations seek increased protection from airborne infections, advanced materials company First Graphene (ASX: FGR) has completed initial testing of their graphene as coating into protective equipment with excellent results.  The testing was done in collaboration with planarTECH and their personal protective equipment (PPE) which confirmed anti-static and bacteria-resistant properties. With these results, planarTECH

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  • City of Melville awards SECOS with $600k supply contract for compost bags

    Envirotech developer and retailer SECOS Group (ASX: SES) continues to see support from City Councils for their compostable bags designed to divert organic waste from landfills with the City of Melville the latest to engage SECOS products.  The contract valued at more than $600,000 annually, and with options to renew over the next 3 years,

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  • Raiz launches Bitcoin portfolio for loose change to be invested

    Fintech micro-investment firm Raiz Invest (ASX: RZI) is set to launch a new investment portfolio for customers and users of the Raiz app to invest loose change in Bitcoin, offering investors with exposure to cryptocurrency.  The new portfolio, to be named Sapphire, has been specifically developed to meet demand from clientele who have continually expressed

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  • Majority of Target stores to be converted to Kmart or closed

    Wesfarmers (ASX: WES) has completed the first phase review of its iconic Target brand, confirming that its financial viability is not sustainable and that the majority of stores will be transformed into Kmart stores which better reflects the retail needs of Australian customers.  The decision comes as Target has continued to see declining sales with

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  • European Union Police select DroneShield as preferred security solution

    In a proactive move to up their defence in the fight against neo-terrorism and disruption, the European Union Police underwent a tender process for drone defence solutions with DroneShield (ASX: DRO) coming out on top to supply EU police forces with their DroneGun Tactical™  solution.  The framework agreement will see DroneShield supply DroneGun Tactical™ to

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  • Imagion and Siemens Healthineers to collaborate on cancer detection agent

    Biotech company Imagion Biosystems (ASX: IBX) has secured a major boost in resources having secured Siemens Healthineers (FWB: SHL) as a collaboration partner for their proprietary cancer detecting agent. The collaboration will centre around Imagion’s MagSense™ nanoparticles which are designed to be visible on a MRI scan once they attach to cancer cells. MagSense™ has

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  • NRL star to advise Impression Healthcare on cannabis for concussion

    As part of their plans to collaborate with the NRL on concussion solutions, Impression Healthcare (ASX: IHL) has appointed NRL star James Graham to its advisory board to assist with the development of their medicinal cannabis products.  In particular, Graham will offer advice on ‘real world’ aspects of the clinical program for IHL-216A, a cannabinoid

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  • BGH Capital back with another takeover bid for Village Roadshow

    Four months ago, a takeover bid on Village Roadshow (ASX: VRL) was offered with VRL shares valued at $4.00 each. Then COVID-19 happened. Now, the same suitors are back with an offer at $2.20 per share.  With Village Roadshow’s business significantly damaged by COVID-19, which has led to the shutdown of their theme parks and

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  • Michael Hill to re-open stores, but also permanently close others

    Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but possibly not for the small number of Michael Hill International (ASX, NZX: MHJ) employees told that their workplaces will remain permanently closed, even after COVID-19 subsides.  It signals a likely trend in the global retail market where retailers will be undergoing gradual re-opening of stores but will

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  • Mach7 extends major Hong Kong contract, FY20 revenue to be up 90%

    Australian medtech company Mach7 Technologies (ASX: M7T) has continued to strengthen its position in the Hong Kong market, securing new licencing orders of $4.8m, adding to their existing 5-year contract to supply medical imaging solutions to the entire territory of Hong Kong.  The new AUD $4.8m is expected to be logged as cash collected within

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  • Financial reprieve for Seven West Media upon sale of HQ for $75 million

    The well-publicised financial troubles of Seven West Media (ASX: SWM) are set for a reprieve with the company today confirming the sale of their West Australian headquarters for $75 million to a trust managed by Primewest Group (ASX: PWG).  Under the terms, Seven will lease back the property at $4.3 million per annum with 3%

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  • Harris Tech report $1m revenue from opportunistic sanitary sales

    When Harris Technology (ASX: HT8) started selling sanitary products amidst the global demand surge brought upon by the coronavirus pandemic, they estimated Q4 sales of around $400,000. Today they reported they have sold more than $1 million worth of their Pro-Hygiene products in April alone. Whilst IT and electronics are Harris Technology’s flagship products, they

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  • Testing confirms EcoGraf can purify low value graphite for li-ion battery use

    The world may not have enough spherical graphite to meet demand for the growing lithium-ion battery market, but we may not need it with testing confirming that EcoGraf (ASX: EGR) can produce high purity graphite from low value by-products.  The EcoGraf(™) Process has been undergoing rigorous testing in Europe over the past 18 months with

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  • Top podiatry operator Healthia, makes big push in Victoria with 12 clinic acquisition

    Allied health services group Healthia (ASX: HLA) has continued its expansion as Australia’s largest operator podiatry clinics, today announcing the acquisition of 12 clinics in Victoria to significantly expand its healthcare offerings in the State.  Secured for a total consideration of $5 million, the 12 new clinics are forecast to deliver Healthia with $4.4m revenue

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  • Foxtel value plummets as News Corp and Telstra log 40% asset write-offs

    As a flagship business within what has become one of the 21st century’s most competitive markets, Foxtel’s fight for survival may be nearing the end after owners News Corp (ASX: NWS) and Telstra (ASX:TLS) announced 40% write-offs in the value of the video subscription business.  65% owned by News Corp and 35% by Telstra, Foxtel

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  • Online sales up 80% through COVID-19 as Mosaic to re-open retail stores

    Popular fashion labels Noni B, Katies, Rockmans and Rivers will soon be re-opening their retail stores with parent company Mosaic Brands (ASX: MOZ) confirming they will undergo a progressive restart after closing their 1,400 stores in March due to coronavirus biosecurity.  Despite its store network’s closure over the past six weeks, Mosaic’s focus towards online

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  • Houston we Have secures first cross-sell AI contracts since strategic acquisition

    Microcap AI and prescriptive analytics company Houston we Have (ASX: HWH) has hit the ground running since rebranding and expediting an entry into the healthcare AI sector.  Although the contracts are collectively only expected to add $130k of revenue to Houston, it opens up significant market opportunities which have been brought upon by their acquisition

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  • CardieX to integrate cardiovascular sensor into popular wearables

    Having obtained milestone results from their wearables technology, CardieX (ASX: CDX) will advance their unique blood pressure sensor development kit which will allow device makers such as Garmin, Apple and Fitbit to accurately monitor a user’s cardiovascular health.  The technology is a combination of CardieX’s proprietary algorithm and a photoplethysmogram (PPG) sensor which can detect

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  • Archer partners with IBM to advance quantum computing, shares surge 105%

    Australian tech company Archer Materials (ASX: AXE) has secured one of the most high-profile of partners in IBM (NYSE: IBM) to advance the development of its world-first quantum computing processor chip that can operate at room temperature.  The partnership is a game changer for Archer, which will see its Sydney-based team collaborate with the IBM

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  • Bod receives first medicinal cannabis prescriptions in the UK

    Cannabis healthcare company Bod Australia (ASX: BDA) has commenced its penetration of the lucrative UK medicinal cannabis market having received its first international prescriptions for their MediCabilis™ product.  With more than 7.3 million consumers of cannabis products in the UK annually, it represents a major addressable market for Bod which estimates its value to be

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  • HR tech booming as Xref automated reference tech sales surge

    Gone may be the days of awkward reference checking over the phone if the record sales by HR tech company Xref (ASX: XF1) are a sign of future recruiting practices, especially once hiring resumes after coronavirus protocols are lifted. Despite the global economic downturn brought upon by the coronavirus pandemic which has led to unemployment

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  • Crowd Media secures continental marketing contract for eco-friendly cleaning products

    Digital marketing firm Crowd Media (ASX: CM8) has secured a prized contract to market and distribute London-based KINN Living’s eco-friendly home cleaning, sanitiser and laundry productions across Europe.  The 3-year exclusive agreement will provide KINN with access to Crowd Media’s significant social media, digital influences and conversational commerce network to drive internet sales of KINN’s

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  • Medibio advances to FDA application for mental health screening software

    Mental health medtech company Medibio (ASX: MEB) has continued its accelerated plans towards FDA approvals under new management with the company having lodged an FDA application overnight for their mental health screening software – MEBsleep.  Having collected the required clinical data MEBsleep (previously named STAGER) tested more than 1,000 individuals using Medibio’s sleep staging algorithm

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  • KNeoMedia secures Indian distributor for EduTech platform targeting 100m student

    Education tech company KNeoMedia (ASX: KNM) is set to increase its global reach to the 1.5 million schools in India via an exclusive licensing agreement with Indian-based firm Augustya.  The agreement will give Augustya exclusive rights to market and sell KneoWorld technology in India with KNeoMedia to receive approximately $40 for each seat licence sold. 

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  • LiveHire shares surge 59% after winning major $1.2m North America HR contract

    Employment tech company LiveHire (ASX: LVH) has made a significant foray into the North American market having won the prized contract from Ian Martin Group which will implement the LiveHire human resources platform in the United States and Canada.  The Direct Sourcing contract is expected to deliver LiveHire $1.2 million over 3 years with an

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  • Novatti payment processing revenue up 67% as COVID-19 sends world cashless

    Australian fintech company Novatti Group (ASX: NOV) has reported a 67% rise in revenues from their payments processing business, a record for the company which has seen heightened activity amidst coronavirus lockdowns as businesses turn to digital payment solutions.  For the quarter ending 31 March 2020, Novatti’s $1.72 million (unaudited) in payment processing revenue represented

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  • Botanix up 91% after FDA grants QIPD status to advance antimicrobial products

    Cannabinoid company Botanix Pharmaceuticals (ASX: BOT) has found its way into the fast lane towards FDA approval for their antimicrobial product BTX 1801, developed to prevent post-surgical infections, having secured Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIPD) designation which will expedite their FDA review process. The designation of QIPD status for BTC 1801 is the first for

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  • ClearVue to commence solar product trials in lucrative China market

    Environmental tech company ClearVue Technologies (ASX: CPV) is poised for a launch into the lucrative Mainland China market having entered an agreement with China Jinmao to trial ClearVue’s solar technology with a view towards exclusive distribution.  The trial project will be undertaken by China Jinmao’s wholly owned subsidiary Jinmao Green Building which will apply ClearVue’sRead More
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  • With 400 million glove backlog, VIP Gloves sold out till December 2020

    Shares in the lightly traded gloves manufacturer VIP Gloves (ASX: VIP) have skyrocketed this morning on news that the Company has such a large backlog of orders that their 24/7 production capacity is fully committed until December 2020.  With their production facilities based in Malaysia and not impacted by the Malaysian Government’s COVID-19 biosecurity measures,

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  • RooLife shares surge 300% on appointment as marketing partner for Alipay

    With more than 1.2 million users, Chinese online payment platform Alipay has appointed Australian eCommerce firm RooLife Group (ASX: RLG) as an Alipay Marketing Partner, sending the small cap company’s stock up 300% in morning trade.  The Marketing Cooperation Agreement will see Roolife provide business services that enable them to list, promote and sell products

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  • Microcap miner to sue Ghana Government for $430 million

    In what looms as a sub saharan David v. Goliath battle, microcap gold explorer Cassius Mining (ASX: CMD) has served notice to the Government of the Republic of Ghana for breaches of their licencing agreement, with claims amounting to AUD $430 million.  Whilst the explorer boasts a market cap of just $1.7m at its current

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  • Novatti and Decta partner for new APAC Visa issuing business

    Two of the world’s leading payment processing companies have joined forces to launch a new Visa issuing business in the Asia-Pacific region with Australian fintech company Novatti Group (ASX: NOV) partnering with Decta, a leading payments processor in Europe.  The partnership leverages two of the company’s core strengths with Novatti holding a Visa Principal Issuer

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  • Maiden U.S contract secured, SenSen to assist Las Vegas transformation to smart city

    Artificial intelligence company SenSen Networks (ASX: SNS) is poised to play a key role in the City of Las Vegas’ plans to become a smart city by 2025 having won a $2.5 million contract to provide the city with AI smart city software, SenSen’s first in the United States.  The contract will see SenSen rollout

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  • 1st Group launches telehealth portal, telehealthclinics.com.au

    Already facilitating 2 million medical appointments between medical professionals and patients, health tech company 1st Group (ASX: 1ST) is set to significantly grow its network with the launch of telehealthclinics.com.au – a dedicated site for booking medical appointments to be conducted via teleconference.  Whilst COVID-19 has significantly heightened public interest in telehealth, 1st Group has

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  • Respiri to enter asthma telehealth, wheezo commercialisation looms

    Under new management, medtech company Respiri (ASX: RSH) is poised to enter the lucrative SaaS revenue market by leveraging their asthma screening device to partner with Phenix Healthcare, whose patients will be able to monitor their condition using Respiri’s wheezo device.  The agreement will give Phenix Healthcare’s patients diagnosed with asthma an option to monitor

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  • TGA approves coronavirus testing kit, Genetic Signatures to flatten curve

    Biotech company Genetic Signatures (ASX: GSS) is poised to play a major role in flattening the curve of coronavirus cases in Australia after the Therapeutics Goods Association (TGA) approved their SARS-CoV-2 Detection Kit for sale in Australia.  Regulatory approval in Australia follows authorisation which was granted in Europe 10 days ago with Genetic Signatures able

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  • FDA grants Prizma over-the-counter authorisation, G Medical shares surge 200%

    As the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, G Medical (ASX: GMV) has secured authorisation from the Food and Drug Administration to sell their Prizma smartphone attachment direct to customers without the need for a prescription, rocketing the company’s share price.  Prizma, a smartphone attachment which can monitor a user’s vital signs, can play a vital

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  • Coronavirus has the retail sector on life support, but death is inevitable

    As an industry which had already been fighting for survival before the coronavirus pandemic, the stark reality is that the retail sector will never recover from the fallout of COVID-19.  Walking through the corridors of Highpoint Shopping Centre during normal trading hours, more than 80% of retail stores had shut their doors, the only ones

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  • HeraMED to rollout telehealth maternity care in the lucrative U.S market

    Prior to COVID-19 bringing attention to the value of telehealth, HeraMED (ASX: HMD) has been building digital infrastructure to revolutionise the maternal healthcare market with their screening and remote midwife platform which is preparing to now enter the lucrative U.S market.  The expansion into the world’s most lucrative healthcare market, valued at USD $111 billion

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  • RhinoMed secures CVS national distribution of new sleep aid product in the U.S

    Medtech company RhinoMed (ASX: RNO) will soon be significantly increasing its product shelf space in the United States having secured a distribution deal with CVS for its new over-the-counter (OTC) sleep aid product – Pronto Sleep.  With the company forecasting the sleep aids market to reach $66.3 billion by 2021, RhinoMed’s interest focuses on OTC

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  • Why free childcare is a hotbed of COVID-19 transmission waiting to kill

    In the same breath of air, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has stressed practices to prevent the community spread of COVID-19 whilst also encouraging parents to utilise a $1.3 billion stimulus package which will make childcare free. It’s clear that Mr Morrison has no idea how childcare centres function.  At a time when Australia faces an

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  • Online transactions surge through COVID-19 lockdowns as Novatti acquires Emersion

    As society is bunkered down in self-isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19, fintech company Novatti (ASX: NOV) has acquired payments platform Emersion with both businesses seeing a rise in online payment processing revenue to accommodate the new contact-free world.  The acquisition will see Emersion integrated into Novatti, bringing with it the $1.7m in revenue

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  • ResApp to launch wireless Sleep Apnoea diagnostics app

    Australian medtech company ResApp (ASX: RAP) is set to make diagnosing sleep apnoea significantly easier for individuals with the launch of the SleepCheck smartphone app which has been clinically tested.  Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is one of the most common sleep breathing disorders which affects around 30%of men and 20%of women. However, studies show that

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  • Microcap solar farm builder MPower secures $4m contract to build another in S.A.

    Despite trading on the ASX as a microcap, renewable energy company MPower (ASX: MPR) continues to execute a solid pipeline of construction contracts, today announcing the $4 million contract with Astronergy to build a 5MW solar farm in South Australia.  The contract will see MPower execute the engineering, procurement and construction of the solar farm

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  • Testing confirms Archer’s high-value graphite for Li-ion batteries

    Despite graphite being listed as a ‘critical mineral’ by global leaders, it is not currently produced in Australia. However, that could soon change with Archer Materials (ASX: AXE) confirming testing from its Campoona Prospect to be of the high quality required to produce coated spherical graphite for use in lithium-ion batteries.  The testing was conducted

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  • Cyclopharm submits FDA application, expects 50% market share within 3 years

    Australian medtech company Cyclopharm (ASX: CYC) is set to add the United States to the list of 59 countries which have approved Technegas®, its nuclear functional ventilation imaging agent, having lodged its New Drug Application (NDA) with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  As the world’s largest nuclear medicine market in the world, the opportunity

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  • PM encourages allied healthcare providers to stay open – Here’s three on the ASX

    Amidst the national lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the government has encouraged allied healthcare providers to remain open with many of these being essential community services capable of alleviating pressure from the public health system.  In his national address on Tuesday night, it was emphasised by Prime Minister Scott Morrison that “health-related services

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  • The post-coronavirus world – Could working from home become a norm?

    With containment of COVID-19 being our global priority for 2020, one of the key themes to have emerged from the pandemic is the collective encouragement by governments for their citizens to work from home (WFH) wherever possible.  This has been integral in stopping the spread of coronavirus which can survive on surfaces for up to

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  • Travel ban bites as Virgin grounds 90% of fleet, stand down 80% of workforce

    Following last night’s national address by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, introducing an overseas travel ban, Virgin Australia (ASX: VAH) has made the difficult decision to ground 125 of its aircraft and stand down 80 per cent of its workforce.  The move follows a similar one employed by Qantas (ASX: QAN) however, Virgin’s greater reliance on

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  • Retired NFL players endorse Zilosul, Paradigm’s osteoarthritis drug trials

    Professional athletes may soon have a new treatment for knee osteoarthritis after Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals (ASX: PAR) received glowing endorsements from two former NFL players undergoing the current round of Zilosul® treatment trials.  The trials of Zilosul® have been conducted on ten patients suffering from varying degrees of knee osteoarthritis under the Food and Drug Administration’s

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  • Ardent Leisure freefalls 86%, now shuts doors to all theme parks and venues

    It will be school holidays like none before with the coronavirus national emergency prompting Ardent Leisure (ASX: ALG) to shut their theme parks which include Dreamworld and Whitewater World.  The decision comes after Ardent had endured significantly difficult trading conditions prior to the global outbreak of COVID-19 following the death of four patrons in 2016

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  • After 3 years of development, Janison launches higher education assessment platform

    University students in Singapore will soon be completing exam assessments online with Australian tech company Janison Education (ASX: JAN) having commissioned its online testing platform for the Institute of Technical Education (ITE).  The project was initially conceived in August 2016 when Janison partnered with S&I Systems and were awarded the contract by the Singapore ITE

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  • Collateral damage of COVID-19, the deadliest 1% death rate disease

    As a sombre storyline attached to the global outbreak of COVID-19, it has become inevitable that the services industry has been decimated, most evidenced by Qantas’ decision to stand down 20,000 of its workforce, and others will follow.  The Qantas decision comes after yesterday’s national address from Prime Minister Scott Morrison who forewarned Australia that

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  • FDA grants Oncosil ‘Breakthrough Device’ status in fight against pancreatic cancer

    Accelerating the fight against pancreatic cancer, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to expedite an FDA application from medtech company OncoSil Medical (ASX: OSL) for their pancreatic treatment device.  The OncoSil(™) device has been granted Breakthrough Device Program (BDP) designation which is only granted to medical devices that may provide effective

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  • Tinybeans signs 10 partners in two weeks, including Amazon and Apple

    Despite the significant overall market downturn over the past fortnight, parenting tech company Tinybeans Group (ASX: TNY) has secured a handsome bundle of brand partners keen to use Tinybeans’ platforms to penetrate the lucrative parent and children markets.  The brand partners include Tier 1 partners Amazon, Apple, Kraft and National Geographic Kids as well as

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  • Murray River Organics Secures $15m Supermarket Supply Contract

    As Australian supermarket shelves are stripped bare from the hysteria of coronavirus panic buying, agriculture company Murray River Organics (ASX: MRG) will do their bit to meet demand, having secured a new deal worth $15 million.  The 2-year deal is a key milestone for Murray River Organics which has endured a torrid few years where

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  • Sezzle implements mandatory work-from-home policy, others to follow?

    Buy-Now-Pay-Later provider Sezzle (ASX: SZL) has taken proactive measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus amongst its employees by implementing a mandatory work-from-home policy across its global offices.  To be implemented immediately, the company has all the necessary technology in place to perform key work functions via cloud computing without any business interruptions to its

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  • Three Tech Stocks Under 10c Positioned to Capitalise on Global Coronavirus Shutdowns

    As coronavirus fears continue to grip the global economy, send markets deep into the red and see a global shutdown of mass gatherings, technology will play a vital role in keeping the world interconnected, whilst in isolation.  Panic buying has sent demand for healthcare products rocketing, leading to strong gains from medical product manufacturers but

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  • Family Zone poised with homeschooling tech if U.S sees mass schools shutdown

    Education tech company Family Zone (ASX: FZO) is well prepared in the United States in the event there is a mass shutdown of schools to prevent the spread of coronavirus which has already seen cancellations of mass gathering across various States.  Offering technology which supports and protects children through their digital journey, Family Zone’s software

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  • RooLife signed for AI marketing of skincare products to Chinese customers

    Artificial intelligence and marketing company RooLife Group (ASX: RLG) has been selected as the eCommerce marketer for skincare brand Nuria Beauty with an explicit mandate to target customers in China’s $33 billion skincare market.  The 2-year contract awarded by Small World Brands, the beauty and wellness company which produced the Nuria Beauty brand, is expected

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  • Dragontail extends AI-driven pizzas to Belgium via 100 Pizza Hut stores

    Progressive tech company Dragontail Systems (ASX: DTS) has continued its penetration of the fast food industry with 100 Pizza Hut stores in Belgium to adopt their Algo Platform which has already been adopted by global chains around the world.  The first-of-a-kind Algo Platform can be installed by fast food operators where a series of cameras,

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  • Another US State secured, Pointsbet approved for sportsbook launch in Indiana

    Wagering company PointsBet Holdings (ASX: PBH) has continued its national penetration of the American sports betting market having today announced they have secured approval to launch operations in the State of Indiana.  In the 17th largest State by population, regulatory approval from the Indiana Gaming Commission gives Pointsbet its third digital sportsbook operating in the

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  • Novatti formalises new fintech incubation project RentPay

    Fintech company Novatti Group (ASX: NOV) has formalised an agreement to commence re-development of rental payments platform RentPay, in collaboration with Rent.com.au (ASX: RNT), Australia’s leading website dedicated to the rental property market.  The partnership provides Rent.com.au with access to Novatti’s award-winning payment processing technology with Novatti gaining access to the rental payments market.  “Novatti

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  • Aeris Active virus killer approved for sale in the UK

    Environmental biotech company Aeris Environmental (ASX: AEI) has seen no shortage of demand for its Aeris Active disinfectant but is set to capitalise on global demand further with approval from the UK Poison Control Centre for sale in the UK.  With independent labs already confirming that Aeris Active is more than 99.99% effective in deactivating

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  • Norwood and Spark NZ launch voicemail app, rockets to #6 on charts

    Communications tech company Norwood Systems (ASX: NOR) has earmarked a substantial rise in future revenue following the successful launch of their voicemail app with partner Spark NZ (ASX: SPK), the largest telecommunications provider in New Zealand.  The process of rolling out the Spark Voicemail app has been a prompt one, with Norwood and Spark having

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  • NZ Coastal Seafoods expands facility, production to double

    Seafood company New Zealand Coastal Seafoods (ASX: NZS) is set to capitalise on global interest in Kiwi seafood products with the expansion of their Christchurch facility which will enable the company to double its dried seafood production.  The facility is now five times larger than the existing one and located near Christchurch Airport which is

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  • Zoono successfully tests against coronavirus COVID-19, shares skyrocket

    Biotech company Zoono Group (ASX: ZNO) has reported that its lab tests against COVID-19 have shown their hand sanitiser product to have more than 99.99% efficacy in deactivating the coronavirus pathogens.  Conducted under strict European testing standards, the tests conducted identified Zoono’s Z-71 Microbe Shield hand sanitiser to be effective against a variety of pathogens

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  • With trade stalling in China, Eagle Health turns to Africa with new continental distributor

    As fears over the coronavirus outbreak continue to spread, health and nutritional product manufacturer Eagle Health (ASX: EHH) is set to diversify their distribution channels by entering a collaborative agreement with Amka Products which has a continental footprint throughout Africa.  The agreement will see AMKA, a market leader for manufacturing and distribution of health products

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  • MGM Wireless wins Government tender to eliminate truancy

    Australian tech company MGM Wireless (ASX: MWR) has won a major contract from the Western Australia Department of Education to supply student absence notifications to all WA Government schools.  The 2-year contract is valued at approximately $1.3 million with the WA Government having an option to extend a further 2 years. Under terms of the

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  • Healthia revenues surge 50% as Australians flock to allied health services

    Allied healthcare services provider Healthia (ASX: HLA) has seen a significant growth for the first half of FY20, reporting a 50.2% rise in revenues which has also led the company to declare their maiden dividend.  Compared to the corresponding H1 results for the year prior, Healthia reporting the significant jump to $44.2 million in revenue

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  • Digital Banks and Neobanks in Australia explained, what are they?

    The Australian banking industry is rapidly changing and 2020 is shaping up as a big year for digital banks and Neobanks which will provide Australians with an alternative option for their banking services to the Big Four – NAB, Commonwealth Bank, ANZ and Westpac.  With the terms ‘Digital Bank’ and ‘Neobank’ becoming increasingly popular, below

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  • Oventus secure national distributor in the United States for sleep apnoea treatment

    Australian medtech company Oventus (ASX: OVN) is surging ahead with its plans to expand into the United States, having reached an agreement with healthcare provider Aeroflow Healthcare for Oventus’ Sleep Treatment Platform and consumables.  The partnership will see Aeroflow offer Oventus products under subcontracts which will initially be introduced in the Southeastern States before being

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  • iSignThis-ASX Federal Court conflict heats up with $4.2m investment in ASX rival

    Despite having been suspended from trade on the ASX (ASX: ASX) by the market operator, fintech company iSignThis (ASX: ISX) is making waves with a strategic $4.2 million investment in the National Stock Exchange (ASX: NSX), a rival market operator to the ASX that domiciles a smaller number of listed companies.  The investment gives iSignThis

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  • Coronavirus driving dairy product sales and production, says Jatenergy

    Australia-China trade specialist and consumer good manufacturer Jatenergy (ASX: JAT) has reported a significant uplift in their dairy product brands with the company correlating the rise with the coronavirus breakout.  Whilst the Company did not go into any details regarding the correlation, their Neurio lactoferrin brand of milk products have seen a spike in orders

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  • Rebel Group, Houthis, seize $1.68m cash from Petsec Energy bank account

    Political risk is often a key consideration for investing in Africa and the Middle East but shareholders of Petsec Energy (ASX: PSA) will be concerned from news that the company has had US $1.68m siphoned out of their bank account and learning that the Houthi rebel group in Yemen are likely to have been involved. 

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  • Food Revolution pivots into hand sanitiser production, shares surge 49%

    With a bottling production plant already in operation, food processing company Food Revolution Group (ASX: FOD) has received enough interest in hand sanitiser to quickly commission a new bottling line to fill a global supply gap in the sanitary product.  Whilst the company does not have a line of sanitary products, its Melbourne plant has

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  • Data breach caps off horrendous few months for Asian matchmaker Love Group

    In an age when dating apps are free to download and users swipe-right uninhibited, it is a credit to Hong-Kong based matchmaker Love Group (ASX: LVE) to have still billed out $1.7m in customer receipts for H1 of FY20.  Despite the billings, Love Group has reported a cash operating loss of $228k with political protests

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  • Up 110% in 12 months, Johns Lyng continues acquisition spree, adding Air Control Australia

    Construction and building services company Johns Lyng Group (ASX: JLG) has continued its excellent run of form over the past 12 months, today announcing the acquisition of the majority stake in complementary service provider Air Control Australia.  The acquisition of 60% in Air Control Australia for $1.6 million cash and $300,000 of JLG equity will

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  • New Medibio MD kicks off 2020 with FDA Approval Roadmap

    With mental health issues continuing to make headlines as greater importance is placed on its value towards wellbeing, medtech company Medibio (ASX: MEB) is developing a Software Medical Device for early detection of depressive symptoms.  Sleep disorders, their onset, and progression, will be the key depressive symptom being targeted by Medibio’s technology which will be

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  • Azure Healthcare secures 3-year supply contract to more than 30 US States

    Australian healthtech company Azure Healthcare (ASX: AZV) is set to further stamp their footprint on the United States healthcare system with a 3-year extension of their supply agreement for the Company’s nurse call systems which service more than 30 states.  The Tacera Pulse system is used to monitor nurse call alarms, collect alarm and response

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  • Family Insights launches Frugl App for Grocery Price Comparison

    Microcap tech company Family Insights (ASX: FAM) is going to make penny saving simpler for families with the launch of their smartphone app Frugl which enables users to compare identical grocery product prices between  supermarkets.  Beyond its price comparison functionality, the app also has health and wellness functions which enable users to create individual shopping

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  • FlexiGroup, Raiz and Mastercard collaborate for all-in-one BNPL service

    Consumers tired of maintaining multiple accounts, downloading multiple apps and receiving multiple bills will soon have access to new Buy-Now-Pay-Later platform bundll which is a world-first BNPL product which can be used anywhere that accepts Mastercard.  Touted as the a ‘Buy EVERYWHERE, Pay Later’ product, bundll was created via a strategic partnership between FlexiGroup (ASX:

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  • Extensive testing confirms BlackEarth’s graphite ripe for lithium-ion batteries and EV market

    At a time when Tesla has emerged as the world’s largest car manufacturer (by market cap), graphite developer BlackEarth Minerals (ASX: BEM) has had their product confirmed by an independent lab as suitable for lithium-ion batteries.  The final testwork report was published by Dorfner ANZAPLAN, a leading German full service specialist in testing and engineering,

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  • Emerald Research Note – Wagering, Lottery, and Casinos

    Report excerpt: “2020 is shaping as a significant year in Australia for the Wagering and Casinos industry which is facing increased political headwinds likely to affect several ASX-listed companies. In perspective, the government reported figures to show Australians lose more from gambling losses per adult than anywhere else in the world, with Australian adults losing

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  • Rental Industry to shake up as Rent.com.au partners with Novatti to redevelop RentPay

    In an era where customers are seeking alternative payment methods, the $60 billion rental payments industry is set for change with Australia’s top rental website Rent.com.au (ASX: RNT) to develop innovative rental platform, RentPay, in conjunction with fintech company Novatti Group (ASX: NOV).  Defined by rent.com.au as a “next generation” rental payments solution, RentPay will

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  • Biotron shares surge 75% amidst coronavirus cure rumours

    Since the outbreak of coronavirus has spread globally, speculators have been quick to invest in biopharmaceutical company – Biotron (ASX: BIT), which has seen a major spike in trading volume, increasing its share price 75% in the space of two weeks.  Despite receiving a price query from the ASX on 23 January 2020 when the

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  • BNPL Provider Openpay slides 25% on listing price, partners with Woolworths

    It’s been a rough first month since listing on the ASX for Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) service provider Openpay (ASX: OPY) but the fintech is diversifying into the B2B market with the launch of Openpay For Business – software designed to streamline trade account management.  Despite its Openpay branding, Openpay For Business will not offer B2B partners

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  • Dubber secures Telstra as major client, are your calls being recorded?

    Melbourne-based tech company Dubber (ASX: DUB) may be in line for a bump in revenue having agreed to terms with Telstra (ASX: TLS) which will enable Telstra clients to access Dubber’s call recording software.  Already the world’s most scalable call recording service, Dubber was founded in 2011 but quickly grew to service telecommunications clients across

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  • Emerald Financial Research Note – Novatti Group BUY Recommendation

    Novatti’s international payment service business continues to grow, highlighted by the strong growth in Q1 FY20 which saw 32% growth in revenue and its second consecutive cash flow positive quarter. In parallel with the payments business, Novatti is expected to be granted a restricted banking licence in early-2020 and industry averages suggesting a full licence

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  • Nanollose partners with Indian behemoth, edges towards commercialisation of sustainable clothing

    Australian innovator Nanollose (ASX: NC6) has partnered with Indian production giant Grasim Industries for the exclusive development of Nanollose’s tree-free fibres which are an alternative to Cellulose – a hidden polymer building block used in everyday life such as clothing and paper.  As the flagship business of Aditya Birla Group which delivered revenues of more

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  • Rio Tinto give big tick of approval to Antipa Minerals, commits further $14m

    There looks to be some serious gold in Antipa Minerals’ (ASX: AZY) hills with joint venture partner Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO) electing to increase its share in Antipa’s Citadel Project in Western Australia.  Rio Tinto had initially committed $11m to the gold project in exchange for a 51% interest and will now commit a further

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  • Healthia goes global, launches 3D printed orthotics lab in New York

    Australian allied healthcare provider Healthia (ASX: HLA) has taken its industry-leading 3D printing technology to the world with the launch of an orthotics manufacturing lab in Astoria, New York, capable of printing 30,000 pairs annually.   The new facility will be operated by iOrthotics USA, which Healthia owns a 58% stake in, and has been secured

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  • International payments processor Novatti grows revenue by 45%

    Fintech developer and transactions processor Novatti (ASX: NOV) has reported record payment processing revenues for the quarter ending December 31, 2019, a rise of 45% compared to the corresponding 2018 quarter. The increase from $1.15m to $1.55m comes solely from Novatti’s international transaction processing business, just one division of the Company which has a banking

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  • MyFiziq partners with Bearn app, will pay you to lose weight

    Health technology company MyFiziq (ASX: MYQ) has agreed to terms with American health and wellness company Bearn LLC for their tech to be integrated into the health-tracking Bearn application which offers users actual money for meeting health goals.  Key to the companies integrating their technology together is MyFiziq’s patented body-scanning smartphone software which tracks an

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  • Uranium at $25/lb but Boss Resources is preparing for it to double

    It’s been a long period of dormancy for the uranium market following the 2011 Fukushima disaster which has seen an industry slowdown, with many smaller uranium companies shutting down. However, one which has not, Boss Resources (ASX: BOE) – is preparing to re-start operation.  There’s just one problem – they need the price of uranium

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  • G Medical to enter Taiwan with smartphone vital signs monitor, shares rocket

    Medtech company G Medical Innovations (ASX: GMV) is preparing to launch Prizma – a smartphone case that can monitor vital signs – in Taiwan, having secured Taiwan Food and Drug Administration approval for their flagship device.  The approval comes via G Medical’s partner in Taiwan, First Channel Ltd (FCL) which will immediately commence discussions with

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  • Emerald Financial Research Note – Healthia Ltd BUY Recommendation

    In their first year of operation since consolidating the various allied healthcare businesses together, Healthia performed well at an operational level to deliver sound financial returns through FY19. Whilst operational expenses exceeded forecasts in the Company’s first year, the majority are attributed to oneoff expenses associated with integration of clinics into the Healthia network, heightened

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  • Collaborate launches car sharing in New Zealand with leading automotive group

    Aussie tech company Collaborate Corporation (ASX: CL8) has secured a key partner to launch Carly, their car subscription service, in New Zealand and continues to bring disruption to traditional means of car ownership.  The 6-month partnership with Turners Automotive Group (ASX:TRA; NZX:TRA), New Zealand’s largest car retailer, will see Turners commit 200 vehicles for access

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  • New Google Education Partner status sends TALi shares soaring

    Australian tech company TALi Digital (ASX: TD1) has secured mass global distribution following the announcement that the company has achieved Google For Education Partner status for their TALi education platform, sending TALi’s share price soaring 35%.  Clinically tested software products which address neurological conditions in early childhood to strengthen cognitive attention in children, TALi Detect

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  • Australians continue seeking alternative to banks as Wisr loans surge 36% in Q2

    With scandals having rocked the banking sector over the past 12 months, Australia’s first neo-lender Wisr (ASX: WZR) has seen major growth in its loan growth, reporting an increase of $31.6 million in loan origination, an increase of 36% compared to the previous quarter and bringing total loan origination to $163.8m.  The milestone continues a

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  • Hemp soups coming to supermarket shelves as ECS Botanics secures national distribution

    Australians keen to capitalise on the nutritional benefits around hemp will soon be able to do so via soup formats with ECS Botanics (ASX: ECS) securing a distribution agreement with Just Foods Australia to have their soup product sold on Woolworths shelves.  Australia’s largest supermarket chain will stock ECS’s Mexican Spiced Bean Soup with Hemp

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  • Virtual Reality coming to Dental training as Vection enters VR healthcare education

    Aspiring dentists could soon find themselves learning their trade via virtual reality (VR) with tech company Vection Technologies (ASX: VR1) having been engaged by dental technician expert D&D to create FrameS Dental – a VR training program which will be spun out of Vection’s existing VR technology – FrameS.  Initial consideration for the project agreement

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  • K2Fly secures global miners as SaaS clients, doubles revenues

    Australian tech company K2fly (ASX: K2F) has reported record sales for their mineral resource and land management software delivering $1.67m in revenues for Q2 2020, a rise of 102% on the equivalent FY19 quarter.  Key to the significant uptick in sales is the ongoing SaaS fees which ensures annual recurring revenues and the onboarding of

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  • Novatti secures $18m investment in preparation for digital banking service

    Undergoing a second investment round in preparation for the launch of their digital banking business, Australian fintech company Novatti Group (ASX: NOV) has secured further cornerstone investors committing $18m which will enable the Group to meet capital requirements for the granting of a banking license.  The investors comprise Hong Kong-based Fortune Fund Investment (Asia) Limited

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  • Lightbox and Neon to merge, creating ‘supercharged’ streaming service for Kiwis

    As video-on-demand (VOD) services continue emerging as the platform of preference amongst television viewers, New Zealand residents will soon have access to an outstanding range of content from one sole service with Spark (ASX: SPK) entering an agreement to sell Lightbox to broadcaster Sky Network Television (ASX: SKT).   The agreement will see Sky merge Lightbox

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  • MGM secures major UK distributor for child-safe GPS smartphones

    Tech company MGM Wireless (ASX: MWR) could soon be in line for a significant uptick in sales having entered into a distribution agreement with FTSE250 retailer Dixons Carphone plc (LON: DC) for MGM’s child-friendly SPACETALK product.  The agreement enables Europeans to purchase the all-in-one smartphone, watch and GPS device through Currys PC World online store,

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  • Researchers choose LumiGrow for horticulture studies, Enevis continues turnaround

    Australian tech company Enevis (ASX: ENE) has continued an impressive business turnaround which has led to three leading Universities electing to conduct horticulture research using LumiGrow lighting solutions which recently won the Best Lighting Solutions award at the 2019 Canadian Cannabis awards.  Having secured exclusive distribution rights from U.S company LumiGrow, orders were placed with

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  • Holista files patent application for tech that makes CBD oil 40x more potent

    Food technology company Holista Colltech (ASX: HCT) has filed a patent for platform technology claiming to deliver fat-soluble medications which can be applied to the cannabidiol oil industry, making CBD oils 40 times more potent.  If granted, the global patent can be applied to a whole range of molecules to create a water-soluble delivery system

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  • Zoono secures Chinese distributor after impressive African swine fever trials

    With China having lost more than 100 million pigs due to the recent outbreak of African swine fever in the mainland, attention has been thrust upon preventative measures, leading a Chinese Group to engage chemical company Zoono (ASX: ZNO) for a 10-year distribution arrangement.  The Chinese Group will use the Zoono China brand to sell

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  • Healthcare service providers poised to benefit in 2020 despite economic uncertainty

    2019 has been a year like none other, with President Trump seemingly having more direct influence on international markets than any of his predecessors. It’s why we have continually seen market swings and the tiring words ‘Trade War’ repeatedly popping up in headlines on a daily basis.  Under Trump’s administration, the yardstick for a President’s

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  • Beam launches world-first global satellite SOS messaging service

    Thousands of would-be deaths will soon be saved with Beam Communications (ASX: BCC) today launching presales of their satellite SOS messaging device, ZOLEO.  The device will be available for purchase online via SatPhoneShop.com which is wholly owned by Beam, as well as global online sales channels including Ebay and Amazon from 18 December. Customers wishing

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  • Encouraging data for Cynata aiming to treat condition responsible for half of hospital deaths

    Australian biopharmaceuticals developer Cynata Therapeutics (ASX: CYP) has returned highly encouraging data from its preclinical trials for its Cymerus™ product aiming  to treat sepsis, the most common cause of death in hospital intensive care units.  Sepsis, a form of blood poisoning, continues to be a major health problem in hospitals which accounts for 50% of

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  • Auditors slam Sky and Space, possibly the most hated company listed on the ASX

    Having been in a voluntary trading halt since last trading on 3 April 2019, shareholders of Sky and Space Global (ASX: SAS) may finally have some closure with signs now pointing to the Israeli-based space company being put into administration.  Earlier in the year, we brought attention to the series of capital raises undertaken by

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  • Morrison Government confirms $5m funding towards AI facial recognition for pain assessment

    Confirming their commitment announced in April 2019, the Morrison Government has signed a $5 million grant to Australian medtech company PainChek (ASX: PCK) which will provide dementia patients with licences to utilise the facial recognition software for the purpose of assessing pain.  Key to the software which has been clinically tested is its ability to

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  • Neuren secures European patent for drug aimed to treat incurable brain disorders

    Australian biopharmaceuticals developer Neuren Pharmaceuticals (ASX: NEU) has been granted a patent from the European Patent Office covering NNZ-2591, a world-first drug being developed to treat three neurodevelopmental disorders which affect children, and are currently incurable.  The granting of the new patent is the third jurisdiction to do so for Neuren with the same application

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  • Amaysim acquires Jeenee Mobile, increases recurring subscribers to 698k

    Telecommunications provider amaysim (ASX: AYS) has strengthened its recurring mobile subscriber base through the acquisition of Jeenee Communications and its 41,700 subscribers.  The purchase of the privately-held mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) for total consideration of $7.8 million will take amaysim’s total recurring mobile subscriber base to 698,600 total users with Jeenee customers to be

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  • Quantify Tech secures $500k order to turn apartments into SmartHomes

    Australian tech manufacturer Quantify Technology (ASX: QFY) has secured an order in excess of $500,000 for their qDevices which will be installed in three apartment buildings, converting them into SmartHomes where lighting and sound will be adjustable by occupants via voice, app and touch.  The Heads of Agreement (HoA) is with Sydney based building developer

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  • Apiam Animal Health acquires leading animal consulting business in Victoria

    In an offer too good to refuse, owners of privately-held veterinary company Grampians Animal Health have sold the business to Apiam Animal Health (ASX: AHX) for $4.65m.  Located in Hamilton, Victoria – the heartland of Victorian sheep farming – the purchase will see Apiam acquire the animal veterinary clinic as well as Livestock Logic, a

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  • Linius adds NBL as client for video personalisation service

    Australian video tech company Linius (ASX: LNU) has secured Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL) to its growing list of sports clients utilising their personalised video service – Video Virtualization Engine™ (VVE).  As the world’s first service which transforms static video into personalised video experiences, individual users of the VVE technology will be able to individually

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  • De.mem adds $1.7m revenue from contract with global powerhouse Givaudan

    Australian-Singapore wastewater treatment company De.mem (ASX: DEM) has strengthened its bottom line having today announced a new contract acquisition from Swiss cosmetics and fragrances manufacturer Givaudan (SWX: GVN), valued at a minimum of $1.7m.  The contract will see De.mem operate a wastewater treatment system at the Swiss conglomerate’s Singapore production facility, treating wastewater to meet

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  • Wellness and Beauty Solutions, secures NZ mass distributor for TANNED range

    Australian beauty product manufacturer Wellness and Beauty Solutions (ASX: WNB) has secured a partnership with Sisterhood Beauty for mass distribution of their TANNED product range across 600 retail outlets in New Zealand.  Launched in June 2019, the TANNED product line is a safe sunless tanning product which is currently available in Australia via Sportsgirl retail

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  • Medical Developments gains approval to commence Penthrox trials in China

    Australian pharmaceuticals manufacturer Medical Developments International (ASX: MVP) has secured approval from the Chinese National Medical Product Administration (NMPA) to commence bridging trials for Penthrox IND, their green whistle pain reliever.  The approval is a major step towards commercialisation of the flagship non-opioid pain reliever in China.  “The approval of the Penthrox IND by the

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  • Noni B secures EziBuy database for ‘nominal figure’, stake in company too

    Australian retailer Noni B (ASX: NBL) and Alceon Group have reached an agreement to purchase a 50.1% stake in EziBuy, a large multi-channel clothing and homewares retailer in New Zealand for an undisclosed “nominal” figure.  The purchase will provide Noni B and Alceon with the majority stake in EziBuy which last year reported NZD $135m

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  • FDA relaxes clinical trial guidelines, opens U.S opportunity to Visioneering

    Medtech developer Visioneering Technologies (ASX: VTI) may soon have its NaturalVue Multifocal (NVMF) contact lenses re-classified by the FDA which has just approved the first contact lenses which slow the progression of nearsightedness.  The FDA approval was given to CooperVision’s MiSight® 1 day contact lens which slows the progression of myopia specifically in children. The

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  • ServTech launches virtual reality tech in Canada, capitalising on building activity

    With Toronto, currently in the midst of a mini housing boom which has seen rises in house prices and an influx of commercial development, Australian tech company ServTech Global (ASX: SVT) is set to launch their virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) software in Canada. The expansion comes via a software distribution agreement with

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  • HeraMED shares surge 51% following FDA approval for fetal heart monitor

    Medtech company HeraMED (ASX: HMD) has seen a major spike in investor confidence after securing clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for HeraBEAT US – their fetal ultrasonic heart monitor.  Intended to detect, display and replay heart beats from as early as 12 weeks into pregnancy, the handheld device was developed in

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  • Turners secures Heartland Bank as mass distribution partner for auto-insurance

    New Zealand financial services provider Turners Automotive Group (ASX/NZX: TRA) has partnered with Heartland Bank (ASX/NZX; HGH), securing a new distribution network which the auto insurers expects to generate an additional NZ $2m in revenue.  Via the partnership, Heartland Bank will commence selling Turners’ Autosure products via their motor vehicle financing business, MARAC.  “This is

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  • What housing slump? The Agency Group report record real estate commissions

    Despite Australia being on the borderline of a recession which has prompted regular interest rate cuts, The Agency Group (ASX: AU1) has reported record commissions for their real estate business, achieving $5.4m in October – a 54% lift on the $3.5m in the month prior.  In October alone, The Agency Group sold $345m worth of

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  • DigitalX launches Bitcoin Fund, backing it with $2.75m in BTC

    Investors seeking professionally-managed exposure to cryptocurrencies and digital assets will soon be able to do so via DigitalX’s (ASX: DCC) new Bitcoin Fund with the Company already possessing a significant holding of 413 Bitcoins (BTC), currently valued at a total of $5.28m.  The new fund will available to sophisticated investors and family offices under a

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  • Proteomics secures CE Mark certification for world’s first diabetic kidney disease diagnostic device

    Australian medtech developer Proteomics International Laboratories (PILL, ASX: PIQ) has reached a landmark milestone having secured CE Mark certification for commericalisation of their in vitro diagnostic medical device in Europe, which can predict the early onset of diabetic kidney disease. The device, PromarkerD, takes a blood test which then creates a unique protein fingerprint which

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  • THC Global secures permit to commence medicinal cannabis manufacturing in Queensland

    Australian cannabis pharmaceuticals company THC Global (ASX: THC) is one major step closer to their ‘Farm to Pharma’ strategy, having been granted a Manufacture Permit from the Australian Office of Drug Control for their facility in Southport, Queensland.  By securing the permit, THC Global will immediately commence production of medicinal cannabis products which have been

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  • FinTech disruptor Novatti secures partner to launch digital wallets in Australia

    Australian payments technology innovator Novatti (ASX: NOV) has secured a significant backing with Australian Fintech Investment Group (AFIG) to invest $1.1m in Novatti’s ambitious disruption plans which will initially target new migrants. The investment will be made directly into Novatti B Holding Company (NBHC) which will be the  subsidiary managing the company’s banking services unit,

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  • Zelda to launch clinical trials testing cannabis as solution to insomnia

    Australian bio-pharmaceutical developer Zelda Therapeutics (ASX: ZLD) has now fully enrolled insomnia sufferers into clinical trials where the Company aims to use cannabis as a treatment for clinically diagnosed patients.  This set of trials will be completed in collaboration with the University of Western Australia (UWA) Centre for Sleep Science. The trials will aim to

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  • Organic food sales surge as Murray River target China via social media

    Organic food producer Murray River Organics Group (ASX: MRG) has seen a 27% uplift in exports. Interest from China-based consumers have led the drive, following the Company’s marketing tactics using the WeChat social media platform.  Using WeChat, Murray River Organics has been able to communicate directly with consumers at a time when ongoing food safety

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  • Leading research body invests in Bio-Gene’s fight against grain pests

    At a time when drought has ravaged Australian farmers, food storage is poised to play a vital role in the nation’s agriculture production which is seeing significant industry investment in Bio-Gene Technology (ASX: BGT) and their grain pest control products.  In the latest round of announcements, Bio-Gene has confirmed the addition of Grains Research and

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  • Orbital launches first tactical UAV flights in Australia

    As drone technology continues to advance and heighten security concerns, Australian tech developer Orbital Corporation (ASX: OEC) has initiated a UAV flight program targeting 300 hours of data, in collaboration with wholly-owned Boeing subsidiary Insitu Pacific. The program is being conducted at Insitu’s Queensland facility where Orbital’s propulsion systems will be key to extending the

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  • Another week, another new metal for Toro Energy as Nickel now intersected

    In the midst of a capital raise from shareholders, Toro Energy (ASX: TOE) has continued its rush of news flow, today announcing the intersection of Nickel sulphide deposits, adding to their recently discovered Vanadium and Gold to go with their flagship resource, Uranium.  As part of their exploration program into their Yandal Gold Project, located

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  • Pollution-tech provider Envirosuite to set to partner with major Chinese firm

    Two months into a corporate strategy to target the lucrative Chinese market, Australian environmental management tech firm Envirosuite (ASX: EVS) is set to partner with Sailhero, a major China-based company to tackle pollution.  With a market cap of USD$4.3 billion, environmental protection group Sailhero has access to 30% of the air pollution market in China

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  • NAB partners with microfinance Fintech, Wisr

    Australian Fintech firm Wisr (ASX: WZR) has received a major boost in market confidence after securing $50 million in funding from NAB to increase debt capacity for ethical microfinance facilities.  The 2-year partnership will see NAB provide an initial $50m debt warehouse program with the potential to increase to $200m.  “This is an incredible result

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  • HeraMed penetrating Indian marketplace for early detection of prenatal risks

    Technology developer HeraMed (ASX: HMD) has continued its progression into the Indian market with its pregnancy monitoring devices aimed at improving engagement between pregnant women and medical professionals to improve health monitoring and early risk detection.  The progress sees an extension of a Memorandum of Understanding with Indian distributors Consultus India as well as a

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  • MGC Pharma doubles cannabinoid prescriptions in one month

    Biopharmaceuticals manufacturer MGC Pharmaceuticals (ASX: MXC) has seen significant uptake of its cannabinoid medications with prescriptions across Australia and the United Kingdom doubling to 800 patients through the month of October.  The update comes as more medical practitioners prescribe phytocannabinoid-derived medications CannEpil®, which targets drug-resistant epilepsy, and MXP100 which is recommended for neurological disorders, inflammation

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