Boron One Granted New Exploration License as it Progresses Through Exploitation Approvals

VICTORIA, BC / ACCESSWIRE / February 5, 2024 / Boron One Holdings Inc. ("Boron One" or the "Company") (TSXV:BONE), a company dedicated to the decarbonization of Planet Earth through the responsible utilization of its boron assets, is pleased to report that it has been granted a new exploration license by the Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy for the Company’s wholly owned Piskanja Boron Project. This new 3-year license ensures Boron One’s continued exclusive rights to the Piskanja property, as the Company progresses through the mineral exploitation approval process for Piskanja (the "Approval Process") with the Mining Ministry. As previously reported by the Company, it has received a "Certificate of Reserves" from the Mining Ministry as the first requisite step in the Approval Process, and is readying the mandatory documentation for submission in order to receive the "Approval of the Exploitation Field" as the next step in the Approval Process.

Tim Daniels, CEO of Boron One added, "Requesting a new exploration license was prudent to ensure continuity in our exclusive rights to the Piskanja deposit while we are in process to complete the exploitation licensing procedure. Our original Piskanja exploration license had expired, but exclusive exploitation rights do not commence until we receive an Approval of the Exploitation Field from the Ministry, prompting this interim action to ensure our uninterrupted rights to Piskanja between those two events." Tim Daniels continued, "Additionally, this new exploration license affords us an opportunity to attempt to expand the extent of the known mineral resource at Piskanja, as there remain unexplored regions of the property that lie outside the currently known mineral body footprint, but within the boundaries of the Piskanja exploration license area."

About the Piskanja Boron Project

Piskanja is Boron One Holdings Inc.’s wholly owned boron deposit with a Measured Mineral Resource of 1.39 million tonnes (averaging 35.59% B2O3), an Indicated Mineral Resource of 5.48 million tonnes (averaging 34.05% B2O3), and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 284.7 thousand tonnes (averaging 39.59% B2O3), calculated in accordance with the Canadian Institute of Mining Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves (CIM Standards), as disclosed in the Company’s report titled, "Technical Report and Preliminary Economic Assessment For The Piskanja Borate Project, Serbia, June 24, 2022". The responsible person for the PEA and the Mineral Resource Estimate contained within, is Prof. Miodrag Banješević PhD. P.Geo, EurGeol, a Qualified Person in accordance with the CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves (CIM Standards), and independent of Boron One Holdings Inc.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Tim Daniels

About Boron One Holdings Inc. (formerly known as Erin Ventures Inc.)

Boron One Holdings Inc. is a leading company dedicated to advancing the decarbonization of our planet through the responsible utilization of its wholly owned boron assets. With a commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability, Boron One aims to play a crucial role in reducing the carbon footprint and supporting a cleaner, greener future.

Headquartered in Victoria, B.C., Canada, Boron One’s shares are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "BONE". For detailed information please see Boron One’s website at www.boronone.com or the Company’s filed documents at https://www.sedarplus.ca/.

For further information, please contact: Boron’s Public Quotations:

Blake Fallis, General Manager TSX Venture:BONE
Phone: 1-250- 384-1999 or 1-888-289-3746 Berlin:EKV
info@boronone.com US: SEC 12G3-2(B) #82-4432ERVFF
www.boronone.com OTCBB:ERVFF

Qualified Persons

Nenad Rakic, EurGeol, Piskanja Project Field Manager, a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101, has reviewed the technical information that forms the basis for this news release, and has approved the disclosure herein.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For Boron One Holdings Inc. Investors

Certain statements made in this press release that are not based on historical information are forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. This press release contains express or implied forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, Boron One’s expectations concerning management’s plans, objectives and strategies, including its plans for advancing the Company’s Piskanja Project through to an exploitation license. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees but are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, and which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement include, but are not limited to, failure to convert estimated mineral resources to reserves, capital and operating costs varying significantly from estimates, the preliminary nature of metallurgical test results, delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, environmental or other project approvals, political risks, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, changes in equity markets, inflation, changes in exchange rates, fluctuations in commodity prices, delays in the development of projects and the other risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry.

Boron One Holdings Inc. undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise except as expressly required by applicable securities law. Further information regarding the uncertainties and risks can be found in the disclosure documents filed by Boron One with the securities regulatory authorities, available at www.sedar.com. These and other factors made in public disclosures and filings by the Company should be considered carefully.

Mineral resources are not mineral reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. "Inferred Resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and economic and legal feasibility. Investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource reported in this news release will ever be upgraded to a higher category or to reserves. U.S. persons are advised that while mineral resources are recognized under Canadian regulations, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not recognize them. U.S. persons are also cautioned not to assume that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource is economically or legally mineable.

SOURCE: Boron One Holdings Inc.

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ARRALYZE(R) Launches CellShepherd(R): A Fully Autonomous Single-Cell Platform For Real-Time Monitoring Of Functional Assays

GARBSEN, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / February 5, 2024 / ARRALYZE®, the Life Science arm of LPKF Laser & Electronics SE, proudly announces the commercial availability of the CellShepherd®. After a successful beta-testing phase in 2023, this groundbreaking platform is now ready to revolutionize cell-based research and development across biomedical and various life science fields.

CellShepherd®: Redefining Single-Cell Analysis
CellShepherd®, developed by ARRALYZE®, responds to the urgent need for advanced functional cell screening technologies in academic and industrial laboratories. It stands out with ARRALYZE’s proprietary nanowell glass arrays, which miniaturize cell-based assays while enabling real-time monitoring at the single-cell level. This autonomous platform boasts precise dispensing into nanoliter glass wells and supports (co)-culturing under climate-controlled, sterile conditions. Its capabilities extend to real-time imaging through a brightfield microscope and three fluorescent channels. Leveraging advanced AI-driven analysis, CellShepherd® accurately counts and tracks cells, offering vital insights into various parameters. This innovation promises a new era in scientific research characterized by precision, control, and deep insights.

Meeting Market Demands: The ARRALYZE® Vision
CellShepherd® is designed to fulfill the growing demand for technologies capable of studying small and large cell populations at the single-cell level and isolating target cells. By adopting a holistic approach, ARRALYZE® enables customers to uncover individual characteristics of heterogeneous cell populations and gain insight into the kinetics of experiments, monitoring functionality at different time points. This approach overcomes challenges such as harsh experiment conditions, limited microenvironment control, and difficulties maintaining cell viability.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Proprietary nanowell glass arrays for precise miniaturization of cell-based assays.
  • Precise dispensing of cell suspensions with outstanding viability.
  • Autonomous operation supporting (co)-culturing in a climate-controlled, sterile environment.
  • Advanced real-time imaging capabilities including a brightfield microscope and three fluorescent channels.
  • AI-driven analysis for accurate cell counting and tracking.
  • User-friendly interface designed for ease of experiment setup, monitoring, and analysis.
  • Ability to isolate live cells for downstream processes, enhancing versatility and application scope.

About LPKF
LPKF Laser & Electronics SE, the parent company of ARRALYZE, is a leading provider of laser-based solutions for the technology industry. Founded in 1976, the company is headquartered in Germany, and is active worldwide through subsidiaries and representatives. The establishment of ARRALYZE as a dedicated division signifies LPKF’s commitment to innovation and excellence in the biotechnological sector. LPKF Laser & Electronics SE shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of Deutsche Börse (ISIN 0006450000).

Contact
For more information about CellShepherd® and ARRALYZE®, please visit www.arralyze.com or contact us by email at info@arralyze.com

ARRALYZE is part of LPKF group:
LPKF Laser & Electronics SE
Osteriede 7
D-30827 Garbsen
Fon: +49 (0) 5131 7095-0
Fax: +49 (0) 5131 7095-90
www.lpkf.com

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Vivakor Achieves Milestone for its RPC in Houston, Texas

Completed Factory Acceptance Test and Now Working Toward Commercial Operations

DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / February 5, 2024 / Vivakor, Inc. (Nasdaq:VIVK) ("Vivakor" or the "Company"), a clean energy technology company focused on the oil remediation and natural resources sectors, is pleased to announce the completion of the factory acceptance tests for its Remediation Processing Center (RPC) in Houston, Texas.

The tests were done in conjunction with RK Energy and checked out all the Control Logic, Operating Screens, PLC controls, Plant Interlocks and all plant equipment/instruments/devices.

This represents a major milestone in moving forward towards operation. The Vivakor team is pressing forward to gain the necessary permits and access to power for the site, which are the final steps needed to get the RPC into commercial operation.

Vivakor Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James Ballengee commented, "This is a significant milestone and provides support for some of the rationale behind our acquisitions from the summer of 2022, as we believed in the synergies between the RPCs and our oil and gas expertise. We have now successfully completed the onsite Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) on our Remediation Processing Center (RPC) located in Houston, Texas, and look forward to moving this unit into commercial operation."

Ballengee, continued, "We are excited to establish this first-of-its-kind center for processing and recovery of tank bottom sludge and other oil-industry waste. Millions of tons of this waste are generated annually, just within the U.S. and are typically treated with hardening agents and disposed of in hazardous waste landfills. The goal of our facility is to process this waste and recover and recycle the embedded oil – reducing the need to drill for new oil and preventing the waste from ending up in landfills."

Vivakor previously entered into a 10-year Land Lease Agreement, under which the Company agreed to lease approximately 3.5 acres of land in Houston, Texas (commonly known as The San Jacinto River & Rail Park, 18511 Beaumont Highway, Houston, Texas). When the RPC’s main plant is fully operational, Vivakor’s expectation is for processing 700 to 900 tons of raw material a day for an average of 600 to 800 barrels of crude production on average and production of 100’s of tons of clean solids with less than 1% Hydrocarbons per 24-hour day.

As plant wide construction and main power to the facility finalizes along with the construction completion of the Wash Plant, the RPC will be ready to perform its final tuning using cleaning fluids and raw materials fed to it by the wash plant/raw material handling side.

Once operational, this will be Vivakor’s first site to process tank bottom sludge and other oil-industry based waste. The plan for the facility is to recover the oil within the sludge utilizing its patented, environmentally-friendly RPC processing technology, which has been validated for the treatment of soil. Recent testing of the RPC technology at another site showed the treated soil Total Petroleum Hyrdrocarbons range was measured between 0.2% to 0.4%, which was well within the excepted range of TPH < 1%.

RPCs are designed, engineered and manufactured off site and then moved on site for construction and the Factory Acceptance Test.

About Vivakor, Inc.

Vivakor, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVK), is a clean energy technology company focused on the oil remediation and natural resources sectors. Vivakor’s corporate mission is to create, acquire, accumulate, and operate distinct assets, intellectual properties, and exceptional technologies. Its Silver Fuels Delhi, LLC, and White Claw Colorado City, LLC subsidiaries include crude oil gathering, storage, and transportation facilities, which feature long-term ten year take-or-pay contracts.

The Company’s patented Remediation Processing Centers allows for the environmentally-friendly recovery of bitumen (heavy crude) and other hydrocarbons from the remediation of contaminated soils. It is believed to be the only remediation system that can clean soils with more than 5% by weight oil contamination while recovering the oil and leaving the soil fully viable for reuse. Once operational, its Remediation Processing Centers will focus on extraction from shallow, oil-laden sands, along with generating petroleum-based remediation projects in Kuwait and in Houston, Texas.

For more information, please visit our website: http://vivakor.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based upon our current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof. Our actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors and uncertainties, including economic slowdown affecting companies, our ability to successfully develop products, rapid change in our markets, changes in demand for our future products, legislative, regulatory and competitive developments and general economic conditions. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties discussed in Vivakor’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which factors may be incorporated herein by reference. Forward-looking statements may be identified but not limited by the use of the words "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "should," "could," "would," "may," "will," "believes," "estimates," "potential," or "continue" and variations or similar expressions. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

Investors Contact:
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info@vivakor.com

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SOURCE: Vivakor

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Physician Growth Partners Announces Promotion of Robert Aprill, From Managing Director to Partner

BOSTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / February 5, 2024 / Physician Growth Partners ("PGP"), a leading sell-side healthcare investment banking and transaction advisory firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Robert Aprill to the position of Partner effective February 1, 2024.

Since joining PGP in January 2021 as a Managing Director, Robert has been instrumental in growing PGP’s capabilities through his experience and knowledge of the healthcare ecosystem. He was keen on driving PGP’s continued growth year-over-year, empowering Physician Growth Partners to become the lead advisor in representing physician groups in transactions with private equity. Robert has led PGP’s efforts in orthopedics, urology, oral surgery, specialty dentistry, and behavioral health, among other specialties.

"Robert’s accelerated promotion to partner is a testament to his exceptional leadership and invaluable contributions. His mentorship, commitment, and role in driving PGP’s growth has made him a leader in this organization. As a partner, Robert will continue to steer us towards new heights, bringing his expertise and dedication to help further elevate our firm’s achievements in the healthcare investment banking sector," said Michael Kroin, CEO and Managing Partner.

"As an individual I have always placed the utmost importance on aligning myself with people who share common goals and values. PGP was founded on the premise of providing a white glove approach to client service, while creating a culture of respect, loyalty, and teamwork. I am excited and honored to join PGP as a Partner and to continue working every day, strengthening our position as the premier investment bank in the healthcare sector," said Mr Aprill.

About Physician Growth Partners

Physician Growth Partners is one of the most active sell-side healthcare investment banking firms in the US and is dedicated to representing specialty physician practices in transactions with private equity. PGP creates value by providing operational support, strategic positioning, and transaction execution from start to finish. Founded in 2018, PGP has advised more than 60 practices to successful private equity partnerships.

Watch episode 27 of "Fixing Healthcare…From The Trenches", where Robert Aprill joined Dr Alejandro Badia to discuss the dynamic and consolidating healthcare landscape

For more information about Physician Growth Partners, please visit www.physiciangrowthpartners.com or contact us at press@physiciangrowthpartners.com 432 N. Clark Street, Ste. 200, Chicago, IL 60654

SOURCE: Physician Growth Partners

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Labor Smart Inc., LTNC, Next Gen Beverages Launches New eSports Division

JACKSON, WY / ACCESSWIRE / February 5, 2024 / Labor Smart, Inc. (OTC PINK:LTNC) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Next Gen Beverages, maker of performance drink brand LOCK’DIN, is pleased to announce the launch of its new eSports Gaming Division.

The division was developed to accommodate the rapidly growing number of eSports (electronic sports) athletes taking part in multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between amateur and professional players and teams. The rapidly growing phenomenon surrounding eSports continues to gather momentum as the intersection of gaming and sports offers an innovative wave of branding opportunities, engaging content, and activations for millions across the world. The total market value for the eSports industry is estimated at over 1.6 billion. We encourage every "gamer" to visit lockdin.gg for more information and to sign up.

Quoting our Interim CEO, Tom Zarro, "I am pleased to see the gaming enthusiasts have a dedicated space to participate in their eSports competitions, enjoy our LOCK’DIN beverage products, grow their community, and do so in an environment where they’re most comfortable. It is my goal to see this division have its dedicated product line very soon, to be trademarked under another name, therefore delivering more to the parent company and the LTNC shareholder value proposition. We would love our current and potential shareholders, consumers, and gaming enthusiasts to please join our affiliate program and learn more about what’s to come. "

All current and future products feature innovative, science-based formulas, many with branded, trademarked ingredients from such respected providers as Nutrition 21 and Applied Food Sciences. One example is the LOCK’DIN Nootropic Performance Drink featuring a strategic combination of two ingredients, nooLVL® and AmaTea MAX®, which have been shown in research to improve aspects of gaming performance including memory, focus, reaction time, and information processing. These benefits not only unlock peak performance for gamers but for everyday individuals who desire improved brain performance as well.

Please direct inquiries regarding the LOCK’DIN gaming division to its dedicated director at gaming@lockdin.com.

On Tuesday, February 6th, 2024, at 8pm EST, we encourage shareholders and customers of LOCK’DIN Beverages to please join us on @lockdinnews Twitter Spacesto learn more about the ongoing developments in the company and our product line.

We encourage shareholders to register their email addresses with LOCK’DIN Beverages to stay up to date with product news and receive exclusive shareholder-only promotions. Sign up at https://lockdin.com/pages/shareholder-opt-in.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws, which statements may include information regarding the plans, intentions, expectations, future financial performance, or future operating performance of Labor Smart, Inc. ("Labor Smart" or the "Company"). Forward-looking statements are based on the expectations, estimates, or projections of the Company’s management as of the date of this press release. Although Labor Smart’s management believes these expectations, estimates, or projections to be reasonable as of the date of this presentation, forward-looking statements are inherently subject to significant business risks, economic and competitive uncertainties, or other contingencies, which could cause the Company’s actual results or performance to differ materially from what may be expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause Labor Smart’s actual results or performance to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include those set forth in the "Risk Factors" sections in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available for viewing on the SEC’s EDGAR website. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as required by law, Labor Smart specifically disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

Tom Zarro, Interim CEO and Board Member
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2922
Jackson, WY 83001-2922
customerservice@lockdin.com
844-562-5246
www.lockdin.com

SOURCE: Labor Smart, Inc.

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