Welcome!

News Feed Item

Abattis Amends License Agreement with Vertical Designs Ltd. and Acquires Exclusive, Worldwide Rights to Bio-Pharma Patent License

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/27/12 -- Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. ("Abattis") (CNSX:FLU)(PINKSHEETS:ATTBF) is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into an amended license agreement (the "Amended License Agreement") which amends the terms of the license agreement previously entered into between the Abattis and Vertical Designs Ltd. ("Vertical Designs") (see news release of November 15, 2012 for more details).

Under the Amended License Agreement, Abattis has now been granted the exclusive, worldwide rights to a patent license, with the right to grant sublicenses, to use the Bio-Pharma technology for growing products at licensed facilities, which products may only be used as ingredients in the pharmaceutical, neutraceutical, cosmetic and wellness markets, for total consideration of $600,000 to be paid by way of the issuance of 6,000,000 common shares of Abattis ($250,000, or 2,500,000 common shares of Abattis, of which was previously paid to Vertical Designs on execution of the original agreement). As the license grant was expanded from a British Columbia only non-exclusive license to a worldwide exclusive license, the royalty provisions of the license agreement were amended to reflect that: (i) the royalty payable on net sales of all products sold by Abattis was increased from 3% to 4%; (ii) in consideration for the grant of Abattis' right to grant sublicenses, Abattis will pay to Vertical Designs a sublicense royalty of 15% of any monies or other consideration that Abattis receives from any sublicense; and (iii) after two years, Abattis will be required to pay to Vertical Designs a minimum royalty payment of $25,000 per year and if the combined royalty payments paid from (i) and (ii) above do not equal $25,000 in any given year then Abattis will be permitted to top up such amount with a cash payment.

Under the terms of the Amended Agreement, the patent license will revert to Vertical Designs in certain circumstances, including: (i) if Abattis terminates the Amended Agreement; (ii) if Abattis materially breaches or defaults in the performance of the agreement and has not cured such default within 60 days, or in the case of failure to pay any amounts due, then within 30 days, after receiving written notice from Vertical Designs specifying the breach; (iii) if Abattis discontinues its business of producing ingredients for pharmaceutical, neutraceutical, cosmetic or wellness markets; (iv) if Abattis fails to pay the annual $25,000 minimum royalty payment for any year ending after the second anniversary of the Amended Agreement; or (v) if Abattis becomes insolvent, makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors or has a petition of bankruptcy filed by or against it, which petition is not vacated or otherwise removed within 90 days after the filing thereof.

In addition, under the Amended Agreement all obligations related to the purchase of equipment and the building of licensed facilities were deleted from the license agreement and, in lieu thereof, the parties entered into a Bill of Sale pursuant to which Abattis agreed to pay Vertical Designs $250,000 for the purchase and sale of six complete Vertical Designs operational units of six levels high, totaling thirty-six levels, with touch screen software to control all lights, sensors and irrigation air flow along with 5 tonnes of HVAC for room controls. The purchase price will be paid in instalments, the dates and amounts of which will be determined between the parties, with the first instalment payment being due on or before the earlier of five business days following Abattis completing an equity and/or debt financing of any amount whatsoever or the first business day in the seventh month following the date of the Bill of Sale.

"After signing the BC license agreement in November, we have seen the medical marijuana policies in Health Canada and under US laws change," stated Mike Withrow, President and chief executive officer of Abattis. "It was a combination of this, together with opportunities in other foreign countries with other plant tissue and medicinal applications, that played a major factor in our decision to acquire the exclusive world-wide rights to the Vertical Designs' technology for use in the prescribed areas. We have put all of the pieces in place and we are now pushing forward with the process of making application to the government to become a participant in the rapidly changing marijuana market, which in November 2012 was estimated to be $46 Billion in the United States alone, assuming cannabis was legalized nationally there (Medical Marijuana Business Daily, November 27, 2012: potential US Marijuana Market Estimated at $46 Billion by Anne Holland). We feel this exclusive, world-wide license is a great compliment to the asset base and IP we have acquired over the past 18 months and it is now time to start implementing our strategy."

Nick Brusatore, President and chief executive officer of Vertical Designs and recently appointed director of Abattis, commented, "I am very happy to make this deal for the shareholders of Vertical Designs and Abattis, as this will allow me and my team to focus on the implementation of our new automated mechanical pollinating strawberry systems along with the construction of our BC operations for herbs, spinach and various lettuces." We are also very excited that Abattis will now be poised to establish itself in the marijuana markets in North America as they open up, with the ability to mass produce and extract under the highest level of protocol scrutiny for the safety of the North American people and deliver a solution to the mass production of this plant tissue."

Abattis also announces that it has granted 1,615,000 incentive stock options to certain of its directors, officers and consultants, with each option being exercisable into a common share of Abattis @ $0.10/share for a period of five years.

About Vertical Design

Vertical Design is helmed by Nick Brusatore - an innovative eco-entrepreneur, natural capitalist, mechanical designer and inventor. Mr. Brusatore has presented on the benefits of vertical farm production facilities and energy-saving technologies on the international stage, including in Vancouver, Haiti, New York, San Francisco and China as well as at various colleges and universities. Vertical Design is headquartered in Vancouver, B.C.

WEBSITE: http://www.verticaldesignsltd.com

EMAIL: [email protected]

PHONE: (604) 356-0411

About Abattis Bioceuticals Corp.

Abattis is a specialty biotechnology company with capabilities through its wholly owned subsidiaries of producing, licensing and marketing proprietary ingredients and formulas for use in BioPharma, Nutraceutical, Cosmetic and Animal Nutrition markets. The company has a deep pipeline of proprietary products ready for sale in high growth areas of Functional Foods and Supplements business.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Mike Withrow, President & CEO

Neither the CNSX Exchange nor its regulations services accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contacts:
Abattis Bioceuticals Corp.
Mike Withrow
President & CEO
778.908.6650
www.abattis.com

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
"Once customers get a year into their IoT deployments, they start to realize that they may have been shortsighted in the ways they built out their deployment and the key thing I see a lot of people looking at is - how can I take equipment data, pull it back in an IoT solution and show it in a dashboard," stated Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his session at Cloud Expo, Robert Cohen, an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute, provideed economic scenarios that describe how the rapid adoption of software-defined everything including cloud services, SDDC and open networking will change GDP, industry growth, productivity and jobs. This session also included a drill down for several industries such as finance, social media, cloud service providers and pharmaceuticals.
In IT, we sometimes coin terms for things before we know exactly what they are and how they’ll be used. The resulting terms may capture a common set of aspirations and goals – as “cloud” did broadly for on-demand, self-service, and flexible computing. But such a term can also lump together diverse and even competing practices, technologies, and priorities to the point where important distinctions are glossed over and lost.
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, discussed the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
Enterprise IT has been in the era of Hybrid Cloud for some time now. But it seems most conversations about Hybrid are focused on integrating AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google ECM into existing on-premises systems. Where is all the Private Cloud? What do technology providers need to do to make their offerings more compelling? How should enterprise IT executives and buyers define their focus, needs, and roadmap, and communicate that clearly to the providers?
All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you often need to relocate your app modules over their life cycles for both innovation and operational efficiency in the cloud. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Valentin (Val) Bercovici, CTO of Soli...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dataloop.IO, an innovator in cloud IT-monitoring whose products help organizations save time and money, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Dataloop.IO is an emerging software company on the cutting edge of major IT-infrastructure trends including cloud computing and microservices. The company, founded in the UK but now based in San Fran...
Join Impiger for their featured webinar: ‘Cloud Computing: A Roadmap to Modern Software Delivery’ on November 10, 2016, at 12:00 pm CST. Very few companies have not experienced some impact to their IT delivery due to the evolution of cloud computing. This webinar is not about deciding whether you should entertain moving some or all of your IT to the cloud, but rather, a detailed look under the hood to help IT professionals understand how cloud adoption has evolved and what trends will impact th...
In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Claude Remillard, Principal Program Manager in Developer Division at Microsoft, contrasted how his team used config as code and immutable patterns for continuous delivery of microservices and apps to the cloud. He showed how the immutable patterns helps developers do away with most of the complexity of config as code-enabling scenarios such as rollback, zero downtime upgrades with far greater simplicity. He also demoed building immutable pipelines in the cloud ...
"We are the public cloud providers. We are currently providing 50% of the resources they need for doing e-commerce business in China and we are hosting about 60% of mobile gaming in China," explained Yi Zheng, CPO and VP of Engineering at CDS Global Cloud, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Businesses and business units of all sizes can benefit from cloud computing, but many don't want the cost, performance and security concerns of public cloud nor the complexity of building their own private clouds. Today, some cloud vendors are using artificial intelligence (AI) to simplify cloud deployment and management. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ajay Gulati, Co-founder and CEO of ZeroStack, will discuss how AI can simplify cloud operations. He will cover the following topics: why clou...
"We are a custom software development, engineering firm. We specialize in cloud applications from helping customers that have on-premise applications migrating to the cloud, to helping customers design brand new apps in the cloud. And we specialize in mobile apps," explained Peter Di Stefano, Vice President of Marketing at Impiger Technologies, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
IoT solutions exploit operational data generated by Internet-connected smart “things” for the purpose of gaining operational insight and producing “better outcomes” (for example, create new business models, eliminate unscheduled maintenance, etc.). The explosive proliferation of IoT solutions will result in an exponential growth in the volume of IoT data, precipitating significant Information Governance issues: who owns the IoT data, what are the rights/duties of IoT solutions adopters towards t...
As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enter...