BETHESDA, MD. September 25, 2018 / India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSE AMERICAN: IGC) announces today that it has executed a distribution and partnership agreement for several products including a sugar free, energy drink called ‘Nitro G’.
IGC will pay 797,000 shares of restricted, unregistered, common stock, for a 10-year agreement, with an option for multiple 5-year extensions, for the rights to market the products in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and South America and exclusive global rights to all developed CBD-infused products.
IGC plans to create a branded, hemp/CBD-infused version of the formulation that addresses market demand for energy drinks with the inclusion of healthy properties derived from hemp including CBD.
“According to a Grand View Research forecast, the global energy drinks market is projected to be almost $85 billion by the year 2025, with non-alcoholic beverage sales expected to account for a significant portion of the market. This represents a unique opportunity for the development and commercialization of a CBD-infused, sugar free energy beverage,” stated Ram Mukunda, CEO of IGC.
“By combining the experience of IGC with Hyalolex with the manufacturer in Malaysia, we potentially bring together unique expertise in microencapsulation, solubility, infusion, controlled dose delivery, and sugar free processes, among others. This will help introduce an exciting CBD-infused energy drink to the market and the acquired knowledge base can be further leveraged to diversify the delivery method for IGC branded products including Hyalolextm, our flagship product for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s,” continuedMukunda.
This transaction is particularly timely given the language of the 2018 Farm Bill that currently addresses potentially legalizing, on a federal level, industrial hemp and products derived from it, including hemp oil that contains CBD. Many people wonder “What is hemp oil” so click the link to find out more about it.
Hyalolex Initiatives / Drops of Clarity Program
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a form of dementia. It is known as America’s most expensive disease, with an estimated cost to the U.S. economy of $236 billion. AD currently affects more than 5.3 million Americans and over 65% of AD patients are women.
We are pleased to launch our first marketing and branding campaign, titled ‘Drops of Clarity’ in support of Hyalolex, our product whose active ingredients have been shown to be beneficial for patients suffering from tested on Alzheimer’s.
Blockchain Initiatives / Product Labeling, Identification and Origin Assurance
The Company is focused on the development of a QR code-based system that allows patients to access a website with information on our alternative medicine products, specific per state. As the number of states in which the product is available increases, we expect to expand the backend to a blockchain that allows for inputs directly from growers, processors, and dispensaries. This information will collectively display product identification and product origination by providing the patient with information regarding the origin, chemicals, and processes used to manufacture the product. We expect to expand the QR code-based system in several phases over fiscal 2019.
About India Globalization Capital Inc.
India Globalization Capital, Inc. (”IGC”) has developed a patent-pending cannabis-based combination therapy to treat endpoints of Alzheimer’s including plaques, tangles, anxiety, agitation and other NPS, which it plans to market through Canadian and U.S. medical dispensaries in early 2018. Its pipeline includes cannabis-based medications for end points of Parkinson’s, pain, nausea, eating disorders and epilepsy in cats and dogs. The company is also working on leveraging its expertise to develop blockchain technology based solutions for the cannabis market. IGC has a legacy business based in India, through which it is engaged in infrastructure and commodity trading, and in Malaysia it is engaged in real-estate management. IGC’s registered US office is located in Bethesda, Maryland. The company maintains an R&D center in Washington State and also has a back office in Kochi, Kerala India.
IGC announces intention to develop blockchain solution for cannabis market
On December 26, 2017, IGC announced that it plans to utilize blockchain technology to address industry issues specific to the medical cannabis industry. The company cited areas including product identification assurance (PIA), inadequate product labeling, transactional difficulties, and product origin assurance as areas that it was seeking to address. Clearly, blockchain technology, which uses a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography to manage large databases securely, is an area of high attention given its robust growth and crucial role in cryptocurrencies. We believe the company intends to develop a platform first for Hyaolex’s go-to-market strategy in the dispensary market, with an aim to leverage the platform for the highly regulated and rapidly evolving cannabis industry.
About Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a form of dementia. It is known as America’s most expensive disease, with an estimated cost to the U.S. economy of $236 billion. AD currently affects more than 5.3 million Americans and over 65% of AD patients are women. Over the next 20 years, the number of those afflicted with the disease is expected to double. The forecast is staggering, considering that to date, no effective cure has been found.