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Smart Hive is providing its premium HIVE platform free to State and Local Governments allowing them to defend as one

BOSTON, Mass. -- Smart Hive has announced that it will be offering the premium version of its platform for free, allowing state and local government to team up and defend as one. What Waze does for traffic Smart Hive does for cybersecurity.

While local governments are busy with COVID-19 response, cyber attacks on their infrastructure have gone up dramatically. Threat actors have realized that resources have been stretched thin during these challenging times. Smart Hive is seeing attacks on local governments as high as 20x compared to before COVID-19.

Everyone is doing their part to help in these challenging times, and Smart Hive wants to contribute by allowing any local or State government or agency to join its HIVE platform for free to start defending against threat actors together. In the HIVE, an attack on one is defense for all.

Join the HIVE for free to defend as one. Local and State governments can signup at https://www.govsecure.io/together.

"While you secure our friends and family from COVID-19. Let us work with you and your peers to secure America," said Sanjay Patel, CEO of Smart Hive.

More Information: https://www.govsecure.io/together

About Smart Hive:

The HIVE platform enables members to learn from each other in realtime. An attack on one is a defense for all in the HIVE. In less than 90 seconds, State and local governments can learn about attacks their peers have stopped and apply the appropriate defense before the attack reaches them. Protection against what's happening now and not what happened yesterday, we call this "The Power of Now." The entire process is fully automated, and it takes less than 15 minutes to join the HIVE.

Join the HIVE for free to defend as one. Access to Smart Hive's premium platform will be available for qualified organizations for at least six months or as long as the crisis last.

Local and State governments can signup at https://www.govsecure.io/together

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HousingWire Honors OpenClose as a 2020 Mortgage Tech100 Innovator

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- OpenClose(R), the leading mortgage fintech provider and omni-channel loan origination system (LOS), announced that due to its industry-pioneering technology innovations, successful launches and the resulting stellar lender outcomes, the company was named to the prestigious HousingWire 2020 Mortgage Tech 100 List.

OpenClose made the list because of their multiple advances in its single-source digital lending solution that consolidates robust front-end borrower/LO-facing digital mortgage POS technology with an omni-channel, fully browser-based, end-to-end LOS which also offers an embedded product and pricing engine (PPE) and BI/analytics capability. In addition, OpenClose developed a flexible RESTful API suite, IntegrationAssist(TM), that enables the company to more easily and cost effectively integrate with disparate systems.

The enhanced OpenClose platform cuts the cost to manufacture loans, eliminates multiple systems, delivers newfound efficiencies, optimizes origination and operations, streamlines workflows and enhances the consumer experience. More specifically, lenders benefited by OpenClose reducing the number of FTEs and external development costs lenders needed by up to 43 percent along with lowering the processing and underwriting cycle times from seven days to an astounding two hours.

"The winners of the 2020 HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage and Real Estate awards are truly the most impactful and innovative companies in housing. Not only do these companies empower their clients and users, they are supporting a more efficient, accessible and sustainable housing economy," said HousingWire CEO, Clayton Collins.

"At OpenClose, we're always innovating, enhancing our solution set and arriving at new ways to help our lender customers be as successful as possible," said JP Kelly, president of OpenClose. "Our entire organization is honored to have been selected as a HW 2020 Mortgage Tech100 award, which is a direct reflection our employees' hard work, passion and immense dedication to serving OpenClose customers."

HousingWire states that the goal of the Tech100 program is to provide housing professionals with a definitive list of the most innovative and impactful companies that can be leveraged to identify partners and solutions to the problems that mortgage lenders and real estate professionals face every day. In response to the expanding solutions landscape and HousingWire's diverse audience, this year the Tech100 program was divided into the HW Tech100 Mortgage and the HW Tech100 Real Estate.

"This year's Tech100 winners blew past innovation, moving beyond innovation to transformation," HousingWire Associate Magazine Editor Kelsey Ramírez said. "In both the real estate and mortgage sectors, fintech companies continue to create new ways to approach the housing process, improving efficiencies, cutting costs and creating a new experience for all parties involved."

About OpenClose:

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, OpenClose(R) is a leading enterprise-class, multi-channel loan origination system (LOS), POS digital mortgage and fintech provider that cost effectively delivers its digital platform on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) basis. The company provides a variety of innovative, 100 percent web-based solutions for lenders, banks, credit unions, and conduit aggregators. OpenClose's core solution, LenderAssist(TM), is comprehensive loan origination software that is completely engineered by OpenClose using the same code base from the ground up.

The company offers a RESTful API suite that standardizes system-to-system integrations, making them easier to develop, quicker to implement and more cost effective. OpenClose provides lending organizations with full control of their data and creates a truly seamless workflow for complete automation and compliance adherence. For more information, visit https://www.openclose.com/ or call (561) 655-6418.

About HousingWire:

HousingWire is the most influential source of news and information for the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Built on a foundation of independent and original journalism, HousingWire reaches over 60,000 newsletter subscribers daily and over 7.5 million unique visitors each year. Our audience of mortgage, real estate, financial services and fintech professionals rely on us to Move Markets Forward. Visit www.housingwire.com or​ ​www.solutions.housingwire.com to learn more.

Social Media: @OpenClose_LOS @HousingWire #OpenClose #HousingWireMortgageTech100 #LoanOriginationSoftware #MortgageFintechSoftware

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Mind Flow Hypnosis Extends Free Virtual Hypnosis Session to Healthcare Workers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- For first responders and healthcare practitioners seeking relief from COVID-19-induced stress and fear, Mind Flow Hypnosis is answering the call. It's currently offering a free hypnosis session via Zoom or Skype in an effort to do its part to help nurses and other healthcare practitioners during this global pandemic.

Healthcare workers are on the front lines of COVID-19 and anxiety and fear are natural responses. Mind Flow Hypnosis is working with them to navigate and handle these feelings as best it can.

"These online sessions are extremely effective for stress, fear and anxiety - all of which compromise the immune system - and are designed to help people feel more comfortable and safer in their environment," Carmela Tunzi, Mind Flow Hypnosis, says.

Tunzi says she had a recent consult with an ER nurse who was feeling overwhelmed and concerned about a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). She was having difficulty sleeping and keeping a clear head in a time when she needed it most. She was panicked and frustrated all at once.

"I listened very carefully during the consultation," Tunzi says. "I offered a free hypnosis session to her and, via Zoom, we customized a session to bring her relief."

Twenty minutes after the session, this nurse reported she felt as if she had just taken a rejuvenating and much needed nap. She was calm and relaxed. Hypnosis helps to calm the nervous system and the fright/flight response.

"We see the world through images our mind creates and hypnosis is a great tool to combat negative emotions while providing a sense of calm," Tunzi explains. "Mind Flow Hypnosis is here to help."

About Mind Flow Hypnosis

In practice since 2013, Los Angeles-based Mind Flow Hypnosis offers stress release through complete hypnosis programs. Free consultations and customized programs are available. A hypnosis suggestibility test is recommended as results may vary.

Mind Flow Hypnosis is located in Atwater Village, 3191 Casitas Ave., Suite 121B. For more information: https://mindflowhypnosis.com/

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Beyond Benign Receives Grant to Support Green Chemistry Education at Universities

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Green chemistry education nonprofit Beyond Benign has received a grant from life science company MilliporeSigma to develop laboratory resources for universities. The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada.

Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that generate the least amount of harm and waste possible while maintaining excellent quality. Since 2007, Beyond Benign has integrated green chemistry into K-12 and higher education institutions through teacher training, lesson plans, community networks, webinars, and events.

"We're ecstatic to receive continued support from MilliporeSigma," says Beyond Benign's Director and Co-Founder, Dr. Amy Cannon. "MilliporeSigma recognizes the central role chemistry plays in the world around us. They understand the urgency of training chemistry students - our future workforce - in green chemistry, so as a society we invent in ways that intentionally reduce harm to human health and the environment."

MilliporeSigma's grant will allow Beyond Benign to create an inorganic chemistry resource guide and enhance an existing organic chemistry guide for universities looking to include green chemistry in their courses and programs. The updated Guide to Green Chemistry Experiments for Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Labs created with nonprofit partner My Green Lab will be available in 2020, and the new inorganic chemistry guide will begin development in July 2020. Beyond Benign's Higher Education partners include the University of Michigan at Flint and the University of Toronto.

"Beyond Benign is helping transform the future of science by helping to shape chemists who take responsibility for every step of research and development," said Jeffrey Whitford, head of Corporate Responsibility and Life Science Branding at MilliporeSigma. "Its work reflects many of MilliporeSigma's goals for our own corporate and community sustainability."

As part of its Corporate Responsibility initiative, MilliporeSigma supports organizations committed to solving the toughest problems in life science. They practice green chemistry by manufacturing sustainable products, establishing dedicated programs, and by using the DOZN(tm) 2.0 free online tool it developed to test product and process sustainability against the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry.

About Beyond Benign:

Beyond Benign, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, envisions a world where the chemical building blocks of products used every day are healthy and safe for humans and the environment. Beyond Benign is fostering a green chemistry education community empowered to transform chemistry education for a sustainable future. Beyond Benign's continuum of sustainable science educational programs including, teacher and faculty training, and curriculum development from K-20 are helping to build the next generation of scientists and citizens with the skills and knowledge to create and chose products that are safe for human health and the environment.

Over the past 13 years, Beyond Benign has an extensive history of service, having trained over 6,000 K-12 teachers in sustainable science and green chemistry, designed over 200 open-access lessons, reached over 25,000 youth and community members through outreach, & partnered with over 65 universities to transform chemistry education. Together we can catalyze the development of green technological innovations that result in safer products and processes in support of a sustainable, healthy society.

For more information about Beyond Benign, visit https://www.beyondbenign.org/ or find us on Twitter @beyondbenign, on Instagram @beyondbenign, and on Facebook @beyondbenign.

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NotaryCam CEO Rick Triola Named ‘Tech All-Star’ by Mortgage Bankers Association for Second Time in His Career

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- NotaryCam(R), the pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, announced that its founder and CEO Rick Triola is one of the five mortgage technology innovators honored by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) as a 2020 Tech All-Star. In its 19th year, the award "celebrates industry leaders who have made outstanding contributions in mortgage technology."

"This year's Tech All-Star award winners represent the best of the best," said Rick Hill, MBA's Vice President of Technology and Executive Vice President of MISMO. "The mortgage industry in recent years has become a proving ground of innovative technology benefiting the industry and consumers. In an increasingly competitive technology space, these innovators stand out."

Triola is a two-time Tech All-Star award winner, having also earned the honor in 2017 for NotaryCam's eClose360 platform. This year, Triola was recognized for his work in driving industry adoption of remote online notarization (RON) and remote online closings (ROC). Thanks to his educational efforts and grassroots advocacy for RON throughout the country, nearly half of all U.S. states will have a permanent RON law in effect by the end of 2020. Many of these states have simply opted to adopt the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) developed by the Uniform Law Commission - an effort in which Triola was heavily involved.

Due to current events related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, emergency RON authorizations are being passed in states that did not previously have RON laws on their books, and there is also a bill pending in the U.S. Senate - the Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic (SECURE) Notarization Act of 2020 - to allow RON nationwide.

"Since founding NotaryCam in 2012, I have striven not only to offer NotaryCam clients the best and most comprehensive RON platform available, but also to stay ahead of the curve on innovation and lead the charge on adoption," stated Triola. "While emergency legislation relating to a pandemic isn't how we wanted those benefits to become known, I hope that NotaryCam can provide a beacon of light right now for states as they issue immediate emergency measures to authorize RON, as well as later on should federal efforts also succeed."

About NotaryCam

After pioneering the world's first multi-party/multi-state remote online notarization (RON), career real estate executive Rick Triola founded NotaryCam and completed the first mortgage remote online closing (ROC) in 2014. Today, NotaryCam is the leader in online notarization and mortgage eClosing solutions, having notarized documents worldwide for hundreds of thousands of customers in all 50 states and more than 146 countries. The company's patented eClose360(R) platform delivers the "perfect" online mortgage closing in every jurisdiction and supports all eClosing scenarios - RON, IPEN or Hybrids - with a flexible workflow for document recording and unparalleled identity verification, security and customer convenience. NotaryCam also proudly maintains an industry-leading 99.8 percent customer satisfaction rating.

Visit https://www.notarycam.com for additional information or to get a document notarized today.

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MQMR Promotes Mabel Lee to Head of Warehouse Due Diligence, Adds Scott Weintraub to Lead Internal Audit Department

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR) announced today that it has promoted Mabel Lee to Warehouse Due Diligence Manager and hired Scott Weintraub as Internal Audit Manager.

"One of the main reasons mortgage lenders turn to MQMR to help them address their audit, risk and compliance needs is the depth of knowledge our team possesses," said MQMR President Michael Steer. "MQMR is privileged to have two highly skilled professionals in Mabel Lee and Scott Weintraub on our team to help guide our clients through these challenging times and bridge the gap between risk and compliance."

As Warehouse Due Diligence Manager, Lee oversees MQMR's skilled team of operations risk managers, who perform due diligence reviews and special projects. Lee first joined MQMR as Internal Audit Manager in June 2018, bringing more than 30 years of experience in risk management, credit, quality control, underwriting and project standards.

Lee previously served as a Customer Account Risk Manager, Credit Risk Manager and Quality Control Manager at Fannie Mae and as a Customer Performance Analysis Supervisor and Senior Mortgage Analyst for Freddie Mac. She holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Claremont Graduate University and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from San Francisco State University.

Having served as Chief Compliance Officer for several large mortgage lenders in both retail and wholesale mortgage lending channels, Weintraub possesses more than 20 years of experience in legal and regulatory compliance, internal audit management and organizational risk management. In his role as Internal Audit Manager, he oversees a team of experienced internal auditors, whose mission is to assist mortgage lending clients by identifying areas of operational and compliance risk.

Weintraub is a sought-after speaker and thought leader and has appeared on panels at several industry conferences, including the MBA's Regulatory Compliance and Secondary Market conferences. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Stanford University.

About Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC

MQMR helps its clients climb higher by bridging the gap between risk and compliance through its suite of risk-related services. MQMR provides mortgage compliance consulting throughout the origination process, conducting internal audit risk assessments and ongoing internal audit support, servicing QC and subservicing oversight to master servicers, and filling the void of meeting vendor management oversight requirements. With 2,000+ operational reviews of mortgage companies, subservicers, document custodians, and vendors annually, MQMR prides itself on being the mortgage industry partner of choice for audit, risk and compliance. To learn more, visit mqmresearch.com, subsequentqc.com, and hqvendormanagement.com.

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Amped Kitchens Announces Accelerated Timeline for New Chicago Location

CHICAGO, Ill. -- In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, many food producers are scrambling to find food production spaces that meet unprecedented, rapidly evolving needs. To fulfill those needs, Amped Kitchens announced it will move ahead with plans to open its new Chicago location - providing best-in-class food-safe, sanitized and fully-permitted production spaces for up to 64 food producers.

The new facility is in Northwest Chicago, just minutes from major centers, including Logan Square and Albany Park. "Think of it as an apartment building for commercial food producers," says Brian Albert, Chief Managing Officer and co-founder of Amped Kitchens. "We provide the infrastructure, facilities and expertise needed by producers so they can focus on the business of producing, marketing and delivering their product safely and efficiently. They will be surrounded by some of the best food producers in the country and our team of professionals will be on the ground day one to help support their needs."

The new Chicago location represents an almost-$30 million investment to convert a former Zenith factory into a bustling food production complex. The building will house 64 independent, exclusive production spaces and support an estimated 250 jobs in the community. Company leaders say building community and providing jobs during this time is core to our business model. "We're proud to breathe new life into buildings that had sat vacant," says Mott Smith, CEO and co-founder of Amped Kitchens. "We're ready to see this new facility become a vibrant hub of food production, jobs, innovation, and quality."

According to Smith, each location is built on solid financial and business foundations, with an eye to the future: "As with all our locations, we own this property, so we're in this for the long haul. We've invested in major power, HVAC and plumbing systems to support our tenants. Especially now, food producers need the room to grow and thrive in unexpected ways."

Features of the Chicago area facility include:
* 64 pre-approved state-of-the-art food production spaces
* Health & Safety Support
* Expedited permit processing with the Cook County Department of Health
* Multiple loading docks
* Logistics assistance, attended docks and staffed warehouse
* USDA office onsite
* Accommodations for gluten-free, kosher, organic and third-party certifications
* Good access to expressways and trucking lines
* On-site parking
* Office space & conference rooms

Leadership at Amped expected demand in Chicago to be strong, but the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for our production spaces.

"Chicago is a world-class culinary city and the nation's Number One food production center," says Albert. "We're proud we can provide solutions for these producers to deliver what the public needs safely and efficiently while we pull together as a nation."

About Amped Kitchens

Amped Kitchens develops and operates facilities that lease premium production spaces to a broad range of food companies. The company's mission is to empower food businesses to grow, enter new markets and develop products faster and with less capital. Notable current and recent tenants have included Beyond Meat, Soylent, Blue Bottle Coffee, Applebee's, Power Brands, Hakuna Banana, Backyard Bowls, Good Bites, and more. Amped Kitchens has locations in Los Angeles and Chicago.

Learn more at: https://www.ampedkitchens.com/

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New SunLogix Virginia Warehouse Offers Crucial Storage Capacity for Solar Energy Industry

DANVILLE, Va. -- SunLogix, a leading provider of logistics services exclusively to the solar energy industry, today announced it has acquired 500,000 square feet of warehousing space in Danville, Virginia. The warehouse provides additional space on the East Coast for Safe Harbor storage, long-term storage and short-term space to store solar power equipment in the event of project delays or other reasons.

"This warehouse will provide the solar energy industry with important access to long-term and short-term storage space," said David DesVerney, Director of Business Development at SunLogix. "With today's economic turmoil we believe it is important to provide the industry with easy-to-access storage in the event projects are temporarily halted or work slows down."

"The warehouse also provides the industry with storage space to take advantage of Safe Harbor provisions for solar energy equipment," he added.

Additionally, as renewable energy, including solar power, become increasingly important sources of energy, the warehouse will provide valuable storage space for renewable energy providers and contractors.

The warehouse is located in southern Virginia and offers eight dock doors. It is capable of accommodating 20 truckloads per day. The Commonwealth of Virginia does not tax storage of modules, which offers a competitive advantage to solar energy contractors who store materials at the location said DesVerney.

"Companies who elected to Safe Harbor equipment are facing the challenge of how to store it in a cost-effective way," said DesVerney. "SunLogix is providing that solution with low, long-term rates at the Danville facility."

Nationally, SunLogix currently has more than 700 megawatts of solar panels in its inventory at its nine other warehouse locations in the U.S. and the inventory is growing rapidly. The company's warehouses are strategically located near some of the country's busiest ports. SunLogix's other warehouses are located in Norfolk, VA; Charleston, SC; Savannah, GA; Newark, NJ; Los Angeles, CA; Oakland, CA; Houston, TX, Canton, MA; and Denver, CO.

According to DesVerney, SunLogix's ability to provide near-site storage and transportation helps minimize the cost to the customer.

About SunLogix

For more than 35 years SunLogix has specialized in providing world-class logistics services exclusively to the solar power industry. In partnership with clients, SunLogix develops custom logistic solutions for transportation, storage and warehousing, and project management needs. SunLogix supports clients with excellent customer service, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information contact SunLogix at renewables@sunlogixglobal.com.

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ARMCO Updates ACES IQ to Provide Guidance on Regulatory Changes Made in Response to COVID-19 National Emergency Declaration

DENVER, Colo. -- ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk mitigation solutions, announced it has created a new question set category within its ACES Intelligent Questionnaire (ACES IQ) functionality to house all temporary regulatory provisions issued by state and federal agencies and the GSEs in response to the COVID-19 national emergency declaration. The new category provides ACES users with a centralized repository inside ACES Audit Technology to ensure audits are conducted using the most up-to-date compliance standards.

"With new information and guidance being issued seemingly by the minute at all supervisory levels, the task of collecting and tracking these changes can overwhelm even the most robust compliance department," ARMCO CEO Trevor Gauthier said. "In these challenging times, it is more important than ever for ARMCO to support its customers in their compliance, quality control and risk management efforts, and our team is dedicated to staying on top of these temporary provisions to ensure our clients are always working with the most current information available."

To help the industry at large stay informed of these changes as they arise, ARMCO is also tracking compliance news related to COVID-19 in its Compliance NewsHub, a free credit and compliance research library curated by ARMCO's in-house compliance team covering updates from regulators and investors. Readers can search for all COVID-19 compliance updates and news within the "Disaster News" category. In addition, ARMCO's compliance team has added all current dates for temporary compliance provisions related to COVID-19 on the Compliance Calendar, ARMCO's searchable roundup of compliance dates and deadlines, under the tag "COVID-19."

To subscribe to the Compliance NewsHub Weekly Roundup and Compliance Calendar, visit https://www.armco.us/compliance-newshub/subscribe.

About ARMCO

ARMCO is the leading provider of loan quality enterprise software, services, data and analytics for financial institutions and independent mortgage lenders. Its flagship product, ACES Audit Technology(tm), has set the bar for user definability in its category and is used at virtually every point in the mortgage lifecycle, as well as for a wide range of risk-prone business operations across the consumer lending spectrum. Over half of the top 25 mortgage lenders and 33% of the top 150 lenders and servicers combined choose ARMCO. ARMCO's consultative approach to customer relationships leverages 25 years of risk intel, ensuring that its clients are using the most effective risk mitigation strategies and the fastest, most reliable, most efficient means for preventing risk-related loss. ARMCO distributes the ARMCO Mortgage QC Industry Trends Report, a free quarterly analysis of industry-wide mortgage loan quality.

For more information, visit www.armco.us or call 1-800-858-1598.

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ROKiT Pharma’s Preclinical Studies Showing Tremendous Promise for Naturally Derived Cancer Drug, ROK-001 – Moving Towards The Initiation Of Phase 1b/2 Clinical Trial

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- ROKiT Pharma, Inc., a public-benefit corporation dedicated to putting patients first, announced today it is rapidly progressing through final preclinical studies and moving forward with preparation for the initiation of a Phase 1b/2 clinical trial of ROK-001, a potentially low toxicity cancer drug derived from natural ingredients.

During the Phase 1b trial, ROKiT Pharma's goal will be to determine the safety and tolerability of the drug in humans, as well as understand the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties. If ROK-001 gains IND approval, ROKiT Pharma would like to open its first clinical trial during the summer of 2020. Discussions are currently underway with two prominent hospitals for this trial.

"The University of Sydney found the naturally occurring compounds on Kangaroo Island, we then completed our multiyear process of developing the synthetic processes and patenting the compound and related analogs," said Dean Becker, chairman and CEO of ROKiT Pharma and globally recognized leader in IP strategy. "Our plan is to produce large quantities of the drug - enough for universal need - so that we can really help people combat this disease through more natural sources. Unleashing nature is our goal - we want to provide these potentially life prolonging drugs, in oral pill form, at a projected cost under $1,500 per month."

The patented chemical platform of ROKiT Pharma's key drugs have unprecedented in vitro and in vivo efficacy on 29 major types of cancer (intriguingly, showing activity on p53, AP-1, and NF-kB). Importantly, selective toxicity of ROK-001 on cancer cells rather than non-neoplastic (healthy) cell lines account for its' high therapeutic index, while safety profile evaluations confirm that the compound exerts no genotoxicity nor cardiotoxicity.

Given these results, ROKiT Pharma narrowed its focus for its' first clinical trial to some of the worst cancers that have no current cure - pancreatic and brain (specifically Glioblastoma Multiforme and patients who have had metastases to the brain from other organs).

"Once ROKiT Pharma is able to get FDA approval in one adult cancer type, we plan to divert our focus to childhood cancers," said John Paul DeJoria, ROKiT co-founder and founder of Paul Mitchell Systems and Patron Tequila. "As ROKiT continues to grow globally, we are continuing to add companies that really fulfill our humanitarian goals. Success unshared is failure."

The naturally derived anticancer compounds used to create ROK-001 were discovered through the propolis of Ligurian honey bees only found on Kangaroo Island, which lies off the mainland of South Australia. Propolis is a mixture of beeswax, saps and resins.

In animal studies, ROK-001 demonstrated great efficacy in a multitude of cancer models including pancreatic, melanoma, kidney, bladder, and breast, some in as early as seven days post-oral treatment. Aside from efficacy information, ROK-001 was specifically formulated for oral delivery that not only demonstrated nice biodistribution, but it also revealed that ROK-001 can cross the blood-brain barrier in mice. This discovery led to the decision to target brain cancers.

ROKiT Pharma hopes to fast track this relatively low-toxicity drug for patients with the most deadly cancers. With any proven efficacy in the Phase 1b clinical trial, the FDA may allow an immediate Phase 2 trial to start with an expanded cohort and patient population.

Upon IND approval of ROK-001, the company plans to make the drug available for "Compassionate Use" as is now allowed under the "Right To Try Act" that President Trump signed in 2018.

ROKiT Pharma is presently designing and planning a manufacturing facility (or contract manufacturing facility) in Puerto Rico to act as an established hub for global distribution.

"As the ROKiT brand's awareness continues to grow through our global sports sponsorships - ROKiT Williams Racing Formula 1, ROKiT Venturi Racing Formula E, the Houston Rockets, the Las Vegas Raiders - we are elated to be aggressively entering the pharmaceutical marketplace," said Jonathan Kendrick, co-founder of ROKiT.

The company is optimistic that ROK-001 will move straight into at least one Phase 2 trial and is currently adding philanthropic investors to its capital base.

If there is interest in learning more about ROKiT Pharma or for philanthropic inquiries, please contact info@rokitpharma.com for further information.

About ROKiT Pharma

ROKiT Pharma is a late stage preclinical pharma company focusing its research efforts on cancer. The corporation has an extensive global intellectual property portfolio. Research was developed at and in conjunction with the University of Sydney.

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