VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - March 07, 2017) - EnWave Corporation (TSX VENTURE: ENW) (FRANKFURT: E4U) ("EnWave", or the "Company") announced today that it has granted 1,800,000 incentive stock options (the "Options") pursuant to the Company's Stock Option Plan (the "Plan") to certain directors, officers and employees of the Company. The Options are exercisable at a price of $1.09 per share, the last closing price per share on the Company's common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") on the date of the grant. The Options are exercisable for a term of five years expiring on March 5, 2022 and will vest in accordance to provisions set out in the Plan, or as otherwise required by the TSXV. The grant is subject to regulatory approval.
Additionally, pursuant to the Restricted Share Plan ("Restricted Share Plan") adopted in April 2015 by the Company, a total of 160,000 Restricted Share Rights were awarded to certain directors, officers and employees of the Company on March 6, 2017. These Restricted Share Rights will not vest until three years from the date of award.
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. REV™ technology's commercial viability has been demonstrated and is growing rapidly across several market verticals in the food and pharmaceutical sectors. 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 eighteen royalty-bearing licenses to date, opening up eight distinct market sectors for commercialization of new and innovative products. In addition to these licenses, EnWave has formed a Limited Liability Partnership, NutraDried LLP, 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.
Dr. Tim Durance
President & CEO
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