EnWave and Tilray Sign a Commercial Royalty-Bearing Sublicense with The Green Organic Dutchman to Dry Cannabis in Canada
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EnWave Corporation (TSX-V:ENW | FSE:E4U) (“EnWave”, or the “Company”) reports today that EnWave and Tilray, Inc. (“Tilray”) (NASDAQ:TLRY) have signed a royalty-bearing commercial sublicense (the “Agreement”) with The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (“TGOD”) (TSX:TGOD), a major Canadian producer of medical and adult-use cannabis, and a global leader in cultivating premium, certified organic cannabis. The Agreement grants TGOD the right to use the Company’s proprietary Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV™”) dehydration technology to dry organic cannabis in Canada.
EnWave and Tilray entered into an exclusive partnership in October 2017 in which EnWave named Tilray as its licensed partner under the terms of an exclusive, sub-licensable, royalty bearing commercial license (the “License”). The License grants Tilray an exclusive right to use and sub-license the Company’s proprietary REV™ dehydration technology in Canada for efficient production of cannabis products. Under the terms of the License, EnWave and Tilray will share royalties from TGOD’s use of EnWave’s REV™ technology on an undisclosed basis.
Pursuant to the Agreement, TGOD has signed an equipment purchase agreement and submitted a purchase order to EnWave for a large-scale 60kW commercial REV™ machine to initiate commercial production in Canada.
The Agreement further expands the application of EnWave’s REV™ technology within the rapidly growing global medical and adult-use cannabis market. EnWave’s strategy is to commercialize its proprietary REVTM technology throughout the global cannabis sector under its licensing and royalty business model.
About The Green Organic Dutchman
The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX:TGOD) is a publicly traded, premium global organic cannabis company, with operations focused on medical cannabis markets in Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, as well as the Canadian adult-use market. The Company grows high quality, organic cannabis with sustainable, all-natural principles. TGOD’s products are laboratory tested to ensure patients have access to a standardized, safe and consistent product. TGOD has a funded capacity of 170,000 kgs and is building 1,382,000 sq. ft. of cultivation facilities across Ontario, Quebec and Jamaica.
For more information on The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd., please visit www.tgod.ca.
EnWave Corporation, a Vancouver-based advanced technology company, has developed Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV™”) – an innovative, proprietary method for the precise dehydration of organic materials. EnWave has further developed patent-pending methods for uniformly drying and decontaminating cannabis through the use of REV™ technology, shortening the time from harvest to marketable cannabis products.
REV™ technology’s commercial viability has been demonstrated and is growing rapidly across several market verticals in the food, and pharmaceutical sectors including legal cannabis. EnWave’s strategy is to sign royalty-bearing commercial licenses with industry leaders in multiple verticals for the use of REV™ technology. The company has signed over twenty royalty-bearing licenses to date, opening up nine distinct market sectors for commercialization of new and innovative products. In addition to these licenses, EnWave has formed a Limited Liability Corporation, NutraDried Food Company, LLC, to develop, manufacture, market and sell all-natural cheese snack products in the United States under the Moon Cheese® brand.
EnWave has introduced REV™ as the new dehydration standard in the food and biological material sectors: faster and cheaper than freeze drying, with better end product quality than air drying or spray drying. EnWave currently has three commercial REV™ platforms:
1. nutraREV® which is used in the food industry to dry food products quickly and at low-cost, while maintaining high levels of nutrition, taste, texture and colour;
2. powderREV® which is used for the bulk dehydration of food cultures, probiotics and fine biochemicals such as enzymes below the freezing point, and
3. quantaREV® which is used for continuous, high-volume low-temperature drying.
An additional platform, freezeREV®, is being developed as a new method to stabilize and dehydrate biopharmaceuticals such as vaccines and antibodies. More information about EnWave is available at www.enwave.net.
Mr. Brent Charleton, CFA
President and CEO
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Brent Charleton, CFA , President and CEO at +1 (778) 378-9616
John P.A. Budreski, Executive Chairman at +1 (416) 930-0914
Deborah Honig, Corporate Development at + 1 (647) 203-8793
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