A glance at some of the day’s highlights from the Proactive Investors US and Canada newswires
Esports Entertainment Group Inc () has announced the signing of a binding letter of intent to acquire the esports content and media business of Holodeck Ventures Inc, including its staff, production studio and all intellectual property. “This is a major step forward for Esports Entertainment Group, placing us in a position where we own and control our content platform as part of executing on our ‘Play, Watch, Bet’ market strategy” EEG CEO Grant Johnson said in a statement. “With this transaction, we’re also gaining a world-class creative team with specific expertise in esports, along with market-leading properties like the Business of Esports [podcast].” Holodeck CEO Paul Dawalibi will join EEG as EVP of EEG Media, a new division that will focus on creating esports betting and entertainment content as well as affiliate marketing, the company said.
BioHarvest Sciences Inc () () (FRA:8MV) has announced that it will launch online sales of VINIA, a red grape cell functional food and dietary supplement, in the US market at 8.00am Eastern Time on May 12, 2021 through its website. The Vancouver-based company said it was a “turning point” for it to bring its flagship product to the US, which is the world’s largest market for nutraceutical supplements. According to Persistence Market Research, the US dietary supplement market is estimated at around $53 billion. VINIA is the first product in the world to contain Piceid Resveratrol from red grapes at levels in each capsule which is equivalent to the amount of Piceid Resveratrol in a bottle of red wine, bringing consumers the benefits of red wine with “the advantage of zero calories, zero sugar, and zero percent alcohol,” said the company.
ESE Entertainment Inc () (OTCQB:ENTEF) said it has signed a major new content production deal with Electric Vault Sp zoo (Bitcoin Vault) to debut a new esports talent show in Asia and South America. The deal is reported to be worth “seven figures” according to the company. The gaming show will roll out in China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and Brazil – some of the largest markets in the world by game revenue. Electric Vault is a blockchain development company that is currently developing the Bitcoin Vault (BTCV) cryptocurrency.
Genprex Inc () reports that a major cancer research center in Houston has granted it an exclusive worldwide license for an additional portfolio of six patents and one patent application and related technology for lung cancer treatment. The newly licensed intellectual property (IP), which expands on a March agreement between both parties, includes methods for treating non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) by administration of a TUSC2 therapeutic in conjunction with EGFR inhibitors or other anti-cancer therapies in patients who…
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