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IQ-AI Limited (LON:IQAI) subsidiary Imaging Biometrics (IB) said it has teamed up with the world-renowned Mayo Clinic to develop a brain lesion tracking platform to be called IB Trax. Using artificial intelligence, the new technology will be used to assess the development of metastatic and primary brain tumours. IB’s quantitative expertise will form the foundation of IB Trax with clinical input provided by the May Clinic, IQ-AI said.

88 Energy Ltd (LON:88E) has told investors its farm-out process for the Peregrine project, acquired earlier this year, is now in the final phase with multiple bids on the table. The company highlighted that it received strong interest and the bids were competitive. It has now selected a preferred bidder and final documentation is expected to be executed in the next few weeks – at which point the anticipates announcing further transaction details.

One Media IP Group PLC (LON:OMIP) said it has incorporated a new subsidiary, TCAT Limited, and appointed an experienced management team to enhance the use of its Technical Copyright Analysis Tool (TCAT). TCAT is a software as a services (SaaS) platform developed by One Media to detect copyright infringement within legitimate digital music stores. AIM-listed One Media, which acquires, publishes and distributes digital music rights, said the creation of the subsidiary is part of TCAT’s next phase of development to become a “leading anti-piracy service for the music industry”. In a separate announcement covering trading for the year to October 31, 2020, One Media said that it is “countering the ongoing wider macro challenges” and is continuing to trade in line with market expectations. The company expects to report revenues for the year of around GBP4mln and earnings (EBITDA) of GBP1.4mln, an increase of 14% and 30% respectively year-on-year.

Zaim Credit Systems PLC (LON:ZAIM) has turned cash flow positive at the operating level in the third quarter following “outstanding growth” in its online business. The fintech group, which focuses on Russian consumers not best served by mainstream lenders, said the group traded profitably in the third quarter and is experiencing rapid growth. The group generated positive operating cash flow of GBP149,000 in the third quarter compared to negative cash flow in the previous quarter of GBP178,000, which the board believes demonstrates that the growth of amounts funded is “healthy, solid and self-sustaining”, which gives the group “good confidence” in the long-term sustainability of its strategy.

Oriole Resources PLC (LON:ORR) has said its joint venture partner IAMGOLD Corporation will shortly restart its 10,000-metre (m) air core (AC) drilling programme at the Senala project in Senegal. Prior to the seasonal rains, IAMGOLD had already completed 1,300m AC drilling at the northernmost Fare prospect and will resume its programme there later this month. Initial results from the programme are anticipated in the first quarter of 2021.

Remote Monitored Systems PLC (LON:RMS) said it has received GBP50,000 from Braveheart Investment Group PLC (LON:BRH) after the group exercised 10mln warrants over ordinary shares in RMS at a price of 0.5p per warrant. Following the sale, RMS said Braveheart now holds a 25.94% stake in the company. In its own announcement of the warrant exercise and share sale, Braveheart said the sale of 120mln shares had raised proceeds of around GBP3.15mln, which it said are primarily intended to fund its coronavirus test project being conducted by Pataytech Ltd through to commercial launch.

Clear Leisure PLC (LON:CLP) saw its shares rise on Monday as the group revealed it has entered into a binding agreement with Eufingest SA to convert all the investor’s outstanding loans plus accrued interest to date. The loans, amounting to a total of EUR3,423,707, will be converted into either the company’s Zero Coupon Bond or a new, similar bond security with a maturity date of December 15, 2022, and a yield to maturity of 1%. It has also been agreed that Eufingest will have the right to convert, at any time, the bond into new Clear Leisure ordinary shares at a conversion price of 1p per ordinary share

4D pharma PLC (LON:DDDD) has unveiled new positive clinical data from two trials of MRx0518, its lead immuno-oncology single strain Live Biotherapeutic candidate. The data is presented in three posters at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Annual Meeting 2020, happening this week. The first poster includes the first data presented for MRx0518 as a monotherapy, the firm said, and the results are from the completed Part A of a Phase I trial of MRx0518 in the neoadjuvant setting. Two further presentations provide updates on the ongoing Phase I/II trial of MRx0518 in combination with Merck’s Keytruda (pembrolizumab) in patients that cannot manage checkpoint inhibitors.

Strategic Minerals PLC (LON:SML) (OTCMKTS:SMCDY) has announced the results of a review of the Leigh Creek copper mine project, and a report in relation to the anticipated capital and operating costs associated with planned production at the Lynda/Lorna Doone deposits. The project funding requirement to get production up and running at Paltridge North has now been reduced to US$2.2mln as a result of the adoption of an alternate mine schedule for processing and use of external contractors to undertake mining. What’s more, the total project pre-tax cash has increased to US$35.4mln due to earlier commencement and shorter processing of Lynda/Lorna Doone deposits.

Mailbox REIT PLC, the owner of one of central Birmingham’s largest commercial properties, has increased its dividend target as it looks to conclude a management agreement with the serviced offices group IWG PLC (LON:IWG). IWG, the owner of the Regus chain has conditionally agreed to take on the running of 50,000 square feet that has been converted largely from retail use and which will be operated under IWG’s ‘Spaces’ fascia. The aim is to lift the operating income for Level-One of the Mailbox office and retail development from GBP1 per square foot to around GBP27.50.

SIMEC Atlantis Energy Limited (LON:SAE) shares were higher on Monday as the company said its joint venture project with Asturfeito SAU has been given the green light to advance its project for a Variable Pitch System for Tidal Turbine Generators (VPSTTG) to the manufacturing stage. The sustainable energy firm said the progress to manufacturing, which has been assisted by a EUR1mln grant from the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), takes the project “one step closer to completing its objective of reducing the levelized cost of energy generated by tidal technology through the production of an affordable Variable Pitch System (VPS)”.

Galantas Gold Corporation (LON:GAL)(CVE:GAL) has increased gold concentrate processing at the Galantas Gold Mine in Omagh, Northern Ireland. Three shift processing commenced on October 26, 2020. The addition of a third shift has increased milling from 84 hours to 120 hours per week.

Bezant Resources PLC (LON:BZT), at Friday’s close, announced revised terms for its transaction with KPZ International for the Kalengwa exploration project, Zambia. A joint venture agreement struck in April 2020 envisaged two US$125,000 payments scheduled for August and December respectively, but it is now agreed that Bezant will make a single issue of shares to KPZ. Bezant is issuing 76.9mln new shares, priced at 0.25p each, to KPZ shareholders. The pricing is based on the three-day volume-weighted price (VWAP) as of November 5, 2020.

Bushveld Minerals Ltd (LON:BMN) is to issue US$35mln of convertible loan notes under an existing agreement with Orion Mine Finance. As an adjustment to the previously announced terms of the instrument, the conversion price of the convertible loan notes has been set at 17p. The proceeds from the issue of the convertible loan notes will go towards the first phase of Vanchem’s critical refurbishment programme and debt repayment.

Baker Steel Resources Trust Limited (LON:BSRT) said its unaudited net asset value (NAV) per share at October 30, 2020, was 76.2p. The NAV per share increased by 1.5% against the NAV per share at September 30, 2020, as the increase in price of Metals Exploration PLC following the resumption of trading in its shares on AIM, outweighed decreases in other parts of the quoted portion of the portfolio.

Pelatro PLC (LON:PTRO), said its mViva platform has been chosen by an Asian telecommunications company (telco) for campaign management operations. The telco is part of a large global group that is an existing customer of Pelatro. The contract is recurring in nature and includes a variety of services as well as the product itself. Over the term of the contract lasting three years, revenue is expected to be between US$1mln and US$1.8mln, depending on the customer’s take-up of additional services that are currently under discussion.

Sunrise Resources PLC (LON:SRES) told investors it has completed the planned drill hole at its Clayton silver-gold Project in Nevada, United States. The hole passed through the target zone before being terminated at a depth of 104.7 metres. It was designed to twin and deepen a historic drill hole CL-15, which measures 7.6 metres with a silver grade of 165 grams per tonne (g/t) and 0.4 g/t gold, and drill core samples have been sent for assay and analysis.

Afarak Group PLC (LON: AFRK) has announced that Melvin Grima, its chief financial officer, will leave the company at the end of the year. With the current environment, the CFO function will not be replaced, and the responsibility will be entrusted to the CEO with the support of the current finance team. In this respect the company has appointed Kylie Gauci, the group’s finance controller, as group finance manager. Afarak’s CEO, Guy Konsbruck, said: “Kylie Gauci has been with the Company for a number of years. Her experience and excellent performance made it easy for me to entrust her with the finance manager position.”

Anglo Pacific Group PLC (LON:APF) (TSX:APY) announced that following the purchase of ordinary shares on November 6, 2020, the company’s share buyback programme, as announced on September 25, 2020, has been completed. Over the course of the programme, the company has acquired in aggregate 4,629,703 ordinary shares of 2p each in the company for a total consideration of GBP5mln, at a volume-weighted average price of 107.973p per share. The programme was largely financed by the partial disposal of the company’s non-core equity holdings, allowing for the group to retain its ability to finance growth. Julian Treger, Anglo Pacific’s chief executive officer, commented: “The share buyback programme, which was financed from the partial disposal of the Company’s non-core equity holdings has now been completed and we are pleased to see that this has provided an immediate return to shareholders. With a strong balance sheet and undrawn borrowing facilities of US$63.6 million (inclusive of the US$30 million accordion) we are well placed and confident in our pipeline and ability to further grow and diversify our portfolio.”

Power Metal Resources PLC (LON:POW) the AIM-listed metals exploration and development company said on Friday that it has received a notice to exercise warrants over 1,542,400 new ordinary shares of 0.1p each in the company at an exercise price of 1.0p per ordinary share. Subscription monies of GBP15,424 have been received by Power Metal in respect of these exercises.

Alien Metals Limited (LON:UFO), a minerals exploration and development company, announced that, following the receipt of exercise notices, it has issued 14,833,000 ordinary shares of no par value in the capital of the company at an issue price of 0.25p per share and 2,222,223 ordinary shares of no par value at an issue price of 0.3p per share.

Conroy Gold and Natural Resources PLC (LON:CGNR), the gold exploration and development company focused on Ireland and Finland, announced that it has received a notice to exercise warrants over a total of 208,333 ordinary shares of EUR0.001 each at an exercise price of 16p per ordinary shares, for which funds of around GBP33,333.28 have been received by the company. The warrants were issued as part of the fundraising announced on February 18, 2020. The proceeds from the exercise of the warrants will be used by the company for general working capital purposes.

Scotgold Resources Limited (LON:SGZ), the gold exploration and production company focused on Scotland, has said it will be presenting at the Hardman & Co Mining Investor Forum on 11 November at 3pm. The Hardman & Co investor Forum is an opportunity for directors from LSE and TSX listed gold and silver miners to present to a group of 150+ attendees of high net worth investors & wealth managers. Investors will have the chance to discover investment opportunities and get to know the companies better by asking questions online after the presentations. Shareholders and potential investors can register to join forum using the following link:

DeepVerge plc (LON:DVTG) has said that all of the conditions of its recommended all-share for Modern Water have now been satisfied or waived and the offer has now been declared unconditional in all respects.

C4X Discovery Holdings PLC (LON:4XD), a pioneering drug discovery company, announced that at its general meeting held on Monday in connection with the company’s share placing at an issue price of 14.0p each, details of which were announced on October 21, 2020, each of the resolutions were duly passed. As a consequence and conditional on, amongst other things, admission, the company has raised approximately GBP15.0mln (before expenses and excluding any proceeds arising from the exercise of the Warrants) in aggregate through the issue of 99,169,286 units and 7,973,572 EIS/VCT placing shares.

Vast Resources PLC (LON:VAST) announced on Friday that it’s annual general meeting (AGM) will be held as a virtual meeting as a result of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions at 2.30pm. on Monday, November 30, 2020. As a consequence of the current measures implemented by the UK Government, shareholders will not be permitted to attend the AGM but are strongly encouraged to submit their votes by proxy as soon as possible. Voting at the AGM will be carried out by way of poll so that votes cast in advance, and the votes of all shareholders appointing the chairman of the AGM as their proxy, can be taken into account.

IXICO PLC (LON:IXI), the data analytics company delivering insights in neuroscience, will announce its audited Final Results for the year ended September 30, 2020, on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. The company said it will be hosting a live online presentation open to all investors on December 2 at 3.30pm (GMT). The presentation will be delivered by Giulio Cerroni, the group’s chief executive officer, Grant Nash, its chief financial officer and Lammert Albers, its chief commercial officer, through the digital platform Investor Meet Company. Investors can sign up to Investor Meet Company for free and add to meet IXICO PLC via the following link:

OPG Power Ventures PLC (LON:OPG), the developer and operator of power generation plants in India, has announced that it’s annual general meeting (AGM) will be held at 11.30am on November 30, 2020, at FIM Capital Limited, 55 Athol Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 1LA. Given the current guidance regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and the travel restrictions into the Isle of Man, the group recommends that shareholders should not attempt to physically attend the AGM and instead recommends that they vote by proxy. The company also announced that its Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended March 31, 2020, have now been published on its website at:

Oncimmune Holdings PLC (LON:ONC), the leading global immunodiagnostics group, has said its annual general meeting (AGM) will be held at 10:00 am on November 30, 2020, at the offices of Zeus Capital, 10 Old Burlington Street, London, W1S 3AG . As a result of the current UK Government guidance on social distancing and prohibiting public gathering over certain numbers, the company has taken the decision that this year, unfortunately, it will not be possible for shareholders to attend the AGM in person. The AGM will therefore be primarily functional in formation with only a small number of directors and/or other employee shareholders attending in person. The company, therefore, requests that shareholders appoint the chairman of the meeting as a proxy and provide their voting responses in advance of the AGM. In order to facilitate engagement with shareholders, shareholders can submit questions to the directors ahead of the AGM by email to [email protected]

SourceBio International plc (LON:SBI), a leading international provider of integrated state-of-the-art laboratory services and products, has announced that it will be hosting a live online presentation open to all investors on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 4.30pm, delivered by Jay LeCoque, its executive chairman, Tony Ratcliffe, CFO and Russell Wheatcroft, COO. The presentation will be hosted through the digital platform Investor Meet Company. Investors can sign up to Investor Meet Company for free and add to meet SourceBio International plc via the following link:

MaxCyte, Inc. (LON:MXCT) (LON:MXCL), a global cell-based therapies and life sciences company, has said its CEO Doug Doerfler will present an overview of the company at the Stifel 2020 Virtual Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, November 17, and at the Jefferies Virtual London Healthcare Conference on Thursday, November 19. Both presentations will be accessible on the company’s website, under the Investors tab. The company also said its subsidiary, CARMA Cell Therapies, will share the results of a detailed phenotypic and functional characterisation of MCY-M11, its lead anti-mesothelin CAR-PBMC cell therapy candidate, at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s (SITC) 35th anniversary meeting.

European Metals Holdings Limited (LON:EMH) has said it is not aware of any information concerning it that has not been announced to the market which, if known by some in the market, could explain the recent trading in its securities. The announcement was made in response to an enquiry from the Australian Stock Exchange following a movement in the Company’s share price on the ASX. The firm added that it has been made aware of a YouTube video, generally available on the internet, which draws some analogies between European Metals Holdings Limited and other lithium companies while also suggesting major electric vehicle car manufacturers should be interested in EMH’s lithium resources.

AEX Gold Inc. (LON:AEXG) (CVE:AEX), an independent gold company with a portfolio of gold licences in Greenland, announced that a new video covering the operations at the company’s past-producing Nalunaq gold project is available to view on its website at:

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