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(FinancialPress) – It’s 2018, and once again, the market is in love with medical technology.

Medical devices -the med-tech sector- have been a top performer for the last five years running. Even better than biotech. And 2018 is more of the same.

The med-tech bull is loose again!

Medical devices beat the S&P by 103%, trounce biotechs, too!

You Know Where to Go, Now Zero In

There’s never been a better way to scoop up winners than to find the best companies in the market’s hottest sectors.

That’s why you should turn your attention to Zenosense, Inc. (OTCQB: ZENO), Thermo-Fisher (NYSE: TMO)and Merit Medical Systems (NASDAQ: MMSI).

This is how it goes when med-tech is running high… Look at these gains in less than two years!

  • AxoGen is up 512% in 21 months
  • Novocure is up 266% in the last 14 months 2017
  • Cutera has risen 372% in the past 20 months

And you don’t have to wait for winners, either. The S&P 500 is down 1% to start 1Q 2018, but 26 med-tech stocks are already showing off double-digit gains!1

Take Heart with This…

If you are drawn to potential like this, it doesn’t get any more exciting than
Zenosense, Inc. (OTCQB: ZENO).

Zenosense, through a joint venture ownership in MIDS Medical Ltd, is developing a revolutionary hand-held device to diagnose heart attacks when the chance to save lives is greatest — in the first minutes of the golden hour, as soon as it happens.

This is “point-of-care” technology, the best possible medical approach. It means that whoever responds to a cry for help, paramedics, an emergency clinic, rescue squad, or nurse, can use the Zenosense device to put the patient on the right track within minutes. No need to wait as the clock ticks down for lab tests to come back, no need to worry during a 20–30-minute ambulance ride to wonder what’s really happening.

On June 19, the company released news of breakthrough quantitative product testing results. It was the culmination of seven months work. ZENO “watchers” were primed to buy…and when ZENO shares opened at around 27¢ that day…they started buying.

What happened next was breathtaking; ZENO soared from 27¢ at open to closeat 55¢

Shareholders doubled their money in just one day!

And here’s the kicker…the following day ZENOhit a high of 77¢, which pushed it to a triple off the prior day’s open of 27¢!

It doesn’t happen like this every time, but when it does, you can lock in some impressive gains very quickly!

And just so you know, despite this big two-day gain, we see massive upside potential in Zenosense as it moves ever closer to a final product announcement. Now may be the ideal time to consider a position in ZENO…at a minimum, make sure that ZENO is on your watch list.

Now could be the ideal time to jump in; we believe the company has already achieved key milestones in its R&D.

Previous Milestones

(Mar, 17): Zenosense, Inc.: MIDS Medical Engages Future Diagnostics for Assay Consulting Services

(Jun, 2017): Zenosense, Inc. has received notice of a patent issuance in the U.S.

(Jul, 2017): Zenosense, Inc. — MIDS Hybrid Strip Detection Testing to Commence

These R&D milestones set the foundation for recent achievements that have firmly validated the company’s technology and moved it well along toward final stages of product development and market release.

Recent Milestones

(Nov, 2017): Zenosense, Inc.: MIDS Hybrid Strip — Successful Initial Test Results

(Jun, 2018): Zenosense, Inc.: Breakthrough Quantitative MIDS Testing Results

At this point we see these announcements as key signals to investors. Zenosense now appears poised for the kind of explosive growth that we reference above. We therefore recommend you consider ZENO as an immediate buy.

For more conservative investing in medical technology, we also recommend you consider two other healthcare opportunities. The first is an established blue-chip industry leader ThermoFisher (TMO) and the second a reliable growth-oriented mid-cap stock like Merit Medical Systems (MMSI).

ThermoFisher is a leading scientific research company that is incorporating advances in genetics into its diagnostic tools. We see tremendous upside in this arena. Further, ThermoFisher’s leadership across in multiple medical technologies makes it a reliable long-term play — but also consider that this company could be a nice 25%-30% gainer in 2018.

Merit Medical Systems (MMSI) makes disposable medical devices used particularly in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy procedures. Medical disposables have such high margins that some medical device makers earn more on the supplies for their machines than they do on the hardware itself. MMSI also has good potential for 25% to 30% before the year is out.

What to do now…

Do your homework of course. Put these three companies on your Watch List so you will get bulletins each time they make news!

But don’t dither waiting for lightening to strike. You’ll get burned that way. Med-tech stocks can move strongly and suddenly upward on good news.

ZENO’s Market Potential and Position Among the Competition

The global market for cardiac biomarker diagnostic tests is projected to reach $7.2 billion by 2018.

Several other companies are working to overcome the slow turnaround time for results from laboratory analyzers, including Abbott (NYSE:ABT), Roche (SIX:ROG), Alere (NYSE:ALR), and Trinity Biotech (NASD:TRIB). But none of them promises a true high-sensitivity instrument for instantaneous point of care diagnostics like the Zenosense MIDS Cardiac device is developing now.

For example Abbott (now the largest diagnostic company in the world with their acquisition of Alere) acquired i-Stat Corporation for $392 Million in 2003, (an amount which represents over 30X Zeno’s current value!).

i-Stat Corporation specialized in a hand-held blood analyzer for bedside testing and Abbott launched the i-Stat Troponin-I test for cardiac events in 2004. But that doesn’t mean it’s a true competitor to ZENO, because I-Stat cannot match the results of state of the art laboratory analyzers during the early onset of symptoms.

Even with that limitation, the need is so great that i-Stat is now Abbott’s leading handheld device and is used in more than one-third of all U.S. hospitals and emergency rooms.5 Imagine what will happen when a truly accurate ZENO device could be available!

ZENO Is Unique

Being developed to be considerably more accurate that the i-Stat… ZENO’s device is a standout among massive competition.

For instance, Trinity Biotech, which claimed its device was “significantly more accurate than the current established point-of-care tests in the market”6 applied for FDA approval, but it didn’t go well. At the FDA’s request, Trinity abandoned its pursuit, admitting its device could not match the performance of the most recently cleared laboratory analyzer.

That leaves an enormous market opportunity ahead for a device like MIDS Cardiac™, which would not only deliver rapid results but become the first device on the market that also delivers true high sensitivity results equal or exceeding laboratory accuracy.

Headquartered at Sci-Tech Daresbury, a world-class science and innovation campus located in the UK the ZENO development team has over thirty years cumulative experience in magnetic sensors in the medical and bioengineering field.

Faster growth — Sci-Tech Daresbury companies have seen sales grow at 30%/year over the past 5 years

More investment — Daresburg companies raised over 80m to date.

500 new products and services in the last 4 years

Incorporating the patented MIDS technology, MIDS Cardiac™ uses highly sensitive, custom built “Hall Effect” magnetic sensors embedded within a disposable microfluidic test strip as a “Lab-On-Chip” device.

This can detect extremely low levels (nano-Tesla) of magnetic field disturbance caused by the test particles used in immunoassay tests. That is what makes MIDS Cardiac™ different from anything else on the market. Detection at these levels is unheard of and should allow accuracy and speed of results, which will significantly accelerate the triage, diagnosis, treatment and disposition of patients reporting chest pain and with suspected AMI.

That’s why the ZENO team scientists give this small company such an edge:

Nasser Djennati
Chief Scientific Officer
MIDS Medical Ltd.

20 years expertise in Hall Effect technology and magnetic field measurement

Nanoparticle and sensor design for bio-medical and bio-sensing medical Point of Care devices.
We’ve already told you the MIDS device is striving to achieve gold-standard results right at the point of care. That alone will make it unique and open a huge slice of the cardiac healthcare market to ZENO.

But there’s a lot more behind this product’s likely future success that makes it a game changer for emergency medicine:

A game-changing Point of Care sensitivity and accuracy improvement, equal or superior to high sensitivity cardiac biomarker assays performed on central laboratory analyzers

Patient friendly, tiny finger prick sample rather than treated venous blood draw

An industry leading tiny 5 microliter blood sample, 3 to 400 times smaller (1 assay) than existing Point of Care devices for cardiac marker tests

Test times 3 to 7 times faster (1 assay) than existing Point of Care devices

Capable of 3 multiplexed assays (3 cardiac biomarkers in a single test strip)

Automated operation by minimally trained personnel even in an ambulatory setting

Considerably more cost effective for healthcare providers than existing test devices

Conclusion — There Are Three Great Stocks Here

We like Thermo Fisher, especially for a conservative portfolio. And we believe MMSI’s growth rate should help it to do very well this year, though we have less faith in the longer term.

But we think investors looking for a home run should be excited about ZENO’s prospects.

We believe that a technology that can match or exceed state-of-the-art laboratory accuracy and deliver results rapidly in a cost-effective device the size of an average smart phone will be in universal demand. That’s what ZENO is promising, and could deliver.

Not only would ZENO’s device, the MIDS Cardiac™ meet a critical medical need for the first time, it would undoubtedly attract a very substantial valuation.

Here, i-Stat serves as a useful aid for diagnosis. Its device falls well short of the state of the art laboratory analyzers, and yet, it can command a price tag of nearly $400 million. That suggests that an enormous valuation for MIDS Cardiac™ is achievable.

If the MIDS Cardiac device succeeds as we expect, the long term could be even more dynamic. By adapting the MIDS technology to numerous other immunoassay tests, ZENO could access a market that is projected to be worth $23.7 billion per year worldwide by 2019.

With unheard accuracy levels and industry leading features on every level MIDS Cardiac™ is a true blockbuster in the making and ZENO has potential to be the high growth stock of 2018 and way beyond.

For news releases from Thermo Fisher, go to:
http://ir.thermofisher.com/investors/contact-information/email-alerts/default.aspx

For news releases from Merit, go to:
https://www.merit.com/investors/investor-information-request/

For news releases from ZenoSense, go to:
https://www.zenosense.com/investors-info

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A New Spin on CBD: Quanta Upping the Game with Bioenergy

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Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, a component of cannabis, is all the rage today, underscored by President Trump last week signing the U.S. Farm Bill 2018 into law. After decades of being held to the same standard as cannabis that contains THC, hemp is finally removed from the Controlled Substance Act, effectively making hemp-based CBD legal at the federal level.

Cannabis and hemp are similar with one major differentiator: THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the cannabinoid in cannabis responsible for the psychoactive high, or “stoned” feeling from ingesting marijuana. Hemp contains little to no THC, but does contain CBD, a non-psychotropic cannabinoid widely acclaimed for a litany of medical uses, including applications for hard-to-treat diseases like epilepsy and PTSD, as well as more casual uses, such as skincare.

With the passage of the Farm Bill, hemp-based CBD – which still falls under the regulatory scrutiny of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – is legal for a bevy of development activity.

The scientists at Quanta (OTC: QNTA) are putting a new spin on cannabinoids, specifically CBD, amplifying the benefits by using the combination of quantum physics and biochemistry to increase bioenergy within the cell. As explained in a corporate video, this produces a better chemical reaction in the body.

The science is based in part on principles of quantum physics proving that everything in the universe is energy and has its own vibration, or vibrational frequency more specifically, including cannabinoid receptors. Cannabis, by virtue of its properties as a plant, is losing vibrational power every day. Quanta uses a patented technology to retrain the vibrations within cannabinoids, which raises their bioenergy, until they have identical frequencies to the body’s cannabinoid receptors.

When these matching frequencies combine, the highest possible response is the result and the CBD is absorbed into the body more efficiently with little to no side effect. This takes each element in Quanta’s formula to peaks levels of performance, meaning the user enjoys a better experience in reduction of things like pain, inflammation, stiffness and anxiety that CBD is heralded for delivering.

Quanta’s lead product is CBD Muscle Rub, a combination of 13 natural elements including turmeric, arnica and polarized CBD, administered topically for the relief of muscle and joint pain and stiffness.

While the initial focus is on hemp-based CBD, the technology is available for licensing or product development that can be applied to all types of plant matter to enhance energy in naturally occurring molecules utilizing the same properties of the Law of Vibration and the fact that humans are bio-electric beings. In addition to the effect on muscles and joints, the complete Quanta process, which involves identifying natural elements by their frequency and using magnetic and electric frequencies to illicit changes at the sub-atomic level to make the

targeted molecules move faster to create a bond in receptors for an energized and frictionless experience, have been shown to significantly reduce anxiety, paranoia, cognitive haze and drowsiness.

Online Media Group, Inc. is not registered with any financial or securities regulatory authority and holds no investment licenses and does not provide, nor claims to provide, investment advice. We are a publisher of original and third party news and information. This article is sponsored content and is neither an offer nor recommendation to buy, sell or hold any security. The views expressed are our own and not intended to be the basis for any investment decision. Investing intrinsically involves substantial risk and readers are reminded to consult an investment professional and complete their own due diligence, including SEC filings, when researching any companies mentioned in this release. This release is based upon publicly available information and, while vetted, is not considered to be all-inclusive or guaranteed to be free from errors. With respect to Section 17(B) of the Securities Act of 1933 and in the interest of full disclosure, we call the reader’s attention to the fact that Online Media Group, Inc. received $1,333 in compensation from IRTH Communications for content creation, advertising and distribution services related to this material.

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One Million Users and Counting: MassRoots Connecting Consumers and Cannabis Dispensaries

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The passage of the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill, officially called the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, is expected to bolster the already rapidly emerging hemp industry as it finally legalized industrial hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) that comes from hemp. The signing of the bill has been widely cheered by cannabis industry advocates that argue the broad reaching medicinal benefits of CBD, ranging from anti-aging properties to controlling seizures.

Hemp is defined as cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) and derivatives of cannabis with extremely low (less than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis) concentrations of the psychoactive compound delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In layman’s terms, it’s the type of cannabis that doesn’t have the “high” due to THC that is commonly associated with marijuana. For decades, hemp, regardless of its non-intoxicating nature, has been illegal as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substance Act and only allowed to be grown under specific conditions for research purposes as allowed by state law. The Farm Bill changed that.

Little credence has been given to the therapeutic effects of CBD by many pundits due to the lack of clinical research that has been limited because of federal prohibition. However, with medical marijuana now legal in 33 U.S. states – and recreational marijuana legal in 10 states and the District of Columbia – there is no shortfall of advocates touting its benefits.

Further, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this year gave marketing approval to GW Pharmaceuticals’ Epidiolex, a CBD therapy for treating rare types of epilepsy, making it the first cannabis-based drug ever given the green light, which throws a dart into the notion that CBD has no medical use.

MassRoots (OTCQB: MSRT) is a leading technology platform for the regulated cannabis industry centered on information and connectivity that allows businesses to reach consumers and consumers to make educated purchases based on consumer reviews of thousands of cannabis products. The platform has a wide influence with more than one million registered users.

With the trend towards CBD gaining momentum, MassRoots is preparing to launch a new review and e-commerce platform focused on CBD products. The existing platform has already generated “tens of thousands” of reviews on CBD products, information the company believes will be able to expand its audience by being presented separately from products containing THC. Given its large user base and shift in hemp laws effective January 1, 2019, the opportunity for an online platform offering CBD products is not going overlooked by MassRoots.

On the business side, the company offers its MassRoots for Business portal. The fully-integrated platform was recently loaded with new features and analytics for its dispensary customers expected to drive additional traffic and provide greater insight into consumer behavior. Business clients pay a monthly fee for listing on the MassRoots platform, as well as fees for the company’s new WeedPass Rewards program that enables consumers to earn

rewards (for example, tickets to movies and sporting events) by shopping at dispensaries participating in WeedPass.

Upon the acquisition of the WeedPass.com domain this month, MassRoots initiated an online marketing campaign, comprised of leading cannabis social media influencers on Instagram, SnapChat, Twitter and MassRoots.

Launched only a few months ago, more than 100 dispensaries are already participating in the WeedPass program in the Los Angeles and Denver markets, driving over $120,000 in sales to those dispensaries. There is still plenty of headroom for expansion as measured by New Frontier Financial’s estimate that there are more than 2,500 regulated dispensaries in the U.S.

To that end, MassRoots says it intends to widen the availability of WeedPass outside of California and Colorado into every state with a regulated cannabis market. With Michigan legalizing recreational marijuana and Utah and Missouri making medical marijuana legal by ballot measure last month, the company’s addressable market just got a little bigger.

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Selling Convenience in a Bottle: Driven Leading Public Cannabis Delivery Companies

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The world today has become increasingly “on demand.” Whether it is a movie, laundry soap or food, people want what they want, and they want it delivered to their doorstep right now. A $6 billion valuation for GrubHub and Amazon growing into one of the world’s biggest companies speak clearly to macro-trends favoring the on-demand dynamic.

With cannabis legalization sweeping the nation, why would we expect anything different for this consumer product? The answer is: “We shouldn’t.” To that point, as regulators have been hammering out guidelines to ensure safety and standardization, select companies have been gaining traction with their cannabis delivery businesses as the market starts to grow.

In the U.S., Driven (OTC: RBOS), which likens itself to “GrubHub for cannabis,” is the only publicly traded cannabis delivery service. With plans to expand into Nevada, Arizona and Michigan in 2019, the company currently operates exclusively throughout its home state of California, a market where medical marijuana has been legal for about 20 years and recreational cannabis was legalized at the start of 2018. California is hands down the market stalwart, with Arcview Market Research and its partner BDS Analytics forecasting the legal cannabis market to reach $5.1 billion in the next year.

More broadly, the industry research group sees the U.S. market climbing three-fold to $23.3 billion in the five years to 2022. With the latest ballots in November, recreational marijuana is legal in 10 states and the District of Columbia, while medicinal cannabis is allowed in 33 states.

Against that backdrop, Driven CEO Chris Boudreau believes that cannabis delivery represents a $600 million opportunity for the company, according to a presentation at the annual LD Micro Conference earlier this month. A commercial banking executive by trade, Boudreau found success in his foray into cannabis a decade ago, helping to build California’s Kindest into one of the largest retail delivery cannabis companies and Sunstone Distribution into the first statewide wholesale cannabis distribution company.

Driven differentiates itself from rival Eaze through its last-mile delivery model. More specifically, Driven operates through a “Bag and Carry” model, where it can work with any and all dispensaries to deliver specific product ordered by the dispensary’s customers. Eaze utilizes a “Mobile Dispensary” model, where it works with only one dispensary in a local market, shuttling product around in a manner similar to an ice cream truck (although obviously not advertising its vehicles as such).

Driven uses a complete tracking system to ensure regulatory compliance and security. A turnkey infrastructure allows Driven to get a dispensary up and running with a delivery service in under two weeks. Now more than just a delivery service, the tech company earlier this year folded-in its own marketing and marketplace, for which it charges the dispensary a premium for initiating sales.

This has catalyzed sales since being rolled out. In May, for example, 169 deliveries were initiated by the dispensary and 22 were pushed through by Driven. During August, those figures rose to 469 and 134, respectively.

The efforts have resulted in approximately 4,500 deliveries in the last six months for Delivered.

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