SOURCE: ALGAE DYNAMICS CORP

ALGAE DYNAMICS CORP

December 21, 2016 09:00 ET

ALGAE DYNAMICS CORP Announces New Oil Extraction Initiative Into the Canadian Cannabis Industry

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Dec 21, 2016) - ALGAE DYNAMICS CORP (OTCQB: ADYNF) (the "Company"), a development stage company focused on the commercialization of its proprietary BioSilo® cultivation and extraction system for the growth of algae strains for use in the food and health supplement industry, today announced a new strategic initiative in the extraction of oils from other botanicals, most notably cannabis.

Paul Ramsay, Chairman and President of the Company said, "We are excited and passionate about this new initiative. We believe that we can utilize our expertise in existing extraction technology of algae oil to other botanicals, such as cannabis for an expansion of potential product offerings. Given the Canadian movement toward full adult use legalization, we believe there is no better time to expand our business at the forefront of this emerging industry."

To expand into Cannabis extracts the Company plans on focusing its efforts in 2017 by:

  • Expanding Research and Development work with existing and new Canadian university relationships to bring the latest technology and science to develop future products.
  • Entering into discussions to partner with or take potential ownership in existing Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) licensed producers to allow for access to the marketplace. 
  • Submitting an application to become a producer of medical marijuana under the ACMPR and ultimately sell products derived from Cannabinoids.

The Company believes it is uniquely positioned by solely trading on the US OTC markets while being fully domiciled and entirely operating in Canada not being subject to restrictive federal laws related to Cannabis cultivation and sale in the United States.

The Company has had at the core of its product development strategy the extraction of Omega-3 fatty acids from certain strains of algae, with high concentrations of DHA which is an important nutrient for brain, eye and heart health, as well as the creation of various nutraceutical products developed therefrom. In light of the many demonstrated health benefits of other botanical oils, most notably cannabis oil, the company has developed a strategy aimed at developing new products combining the health benefits of algae and cannabis oils.

The following are some of the health benefits of algae and cannabis that the Company intends to research further to potentially combine into synergistic products:

Algae   Cannabis
Detoxes heavy metals and toxins   Reduces stress and anxiety
Supports immune system   Reduces glaucoma and prevents macular degeneration
Fights cancer   Prevents certain cancers
Detoxifies radiation and chemotherapy   Relives pain
Lowers cholesterol and blood glucose levels   Increases appetite
Improves cardiovascular function   Stimulates antioxidant processes
Improves cognitive functioning   Fights multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia
Fights Alzheimer's disease   Fights neurodegenerative disorders
Reduces antiplatelet effects   Reduces migraines and headaches
Reduces major coronary events   Fights epilepsy
Acts as an anti-inflammatory agent   Fights obesity and metabolic syndrome
Improves memory   Fights anorexia and osteoporosis

About Algae Dynamics Corp

ADC is currently engaged in the commercialization of our proprietary BioSilo® algae cultivation system for the high volume, low cost production of pure contaminant-free algae biomass. This biomass is high in Omega-3s DHA/DPA, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, all of which are in demand by the growing multibillion dollar food/beverage and health care sectors. Our integrated BioSilo® manufacturing system provides low cost algae biomass production with modest capital cost requirements compared to conventional approaches. Furthermore, our "controlled outcomes" technology provides ultra-high purity algae biomass, differentiating it from other producers in the market. Following completion of a commercial-scale production facility we intend to produce algae biomass for sale into the functional additive and supplement markets, focusing on Chlorella and Omega-3 oil.

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