Highmark Marketing Inc.

Highmark Marketing Inc.

August 25, 2014 10:41 ET

Highmark Announces Formation of a Cannabis R&D Division

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 25, 2014) -


Highmark Marketing Inc. (CSE:HMK) ("Highmark") is pleased to announce that it has formed a new business division dedicated to the research and development ("R&D") of proprietary cannabis based products and solutions. Highmark has appointed Dmytro P. Yevtushenko, Ph.D., as Head of the division.

The field of research and development of cannabis and cannabis related products is in its infancy and the company anticipates that the next few years will usher in a number of exciting new developments. While the therapeutic benefits of the compounds contained in cannabis, such as cannabinoids, are only beginning to be understood, the potential global market for these products is large.

Dr. Yevtushenko intends to develop several bioinformatics technology platforms with which to conduct in-house R&D. The focus of the R&D will be to define propagation strategies, advance the understanding and origination of derivative products, and create proprietary strains.

To develop the platforms and conduct the R&D, Dr. Yevtushenko will leverage his extensive knowledge and experience in the field of bioinformatics including: functional genomics, comparative genomics, phylogenetic analysis, protein classification, database searching, sequence alignment, and gene finding.

Highmark intends to pursue the development of these strategic assets for the purpose of commercialization, and is excited about the prospects for its Bioscience division with Dr. Yevtushenko at the helm. We feel that the creation of this division will keep Highmark at the forefront of current scientific trends within the cannabis life sciences sector.

About Highmark

Highmark is a nutraceutical company, based in British Columbia, focused on bringing the health benefits of natural and herbal remedies to the market. Highmark intends to license, distribute and market products in the nutraceutical industry.

Further information about Highmark is available under its profile on the SEDAR website www.sedar.com and on the CSE website http://thecse.ca/CNSX/Securities/Life-Sciences/Highmark-Marketing-Inc.aspx.

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