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23 October 2020
Braveheart Investment Group plc
("Braveheart" or the "Group")
Update on Pharm2Farm's COVID-19 mask project
Braveheart Investment Group (AIM: BRH) provides an update on progress with the Pharm2Farm Limited ("P2F") anti-viral surgical mask project.
P2F has developed a coating for textiles which incorporates its proprietary nanoparticles to give textiles long lasting virucidal properties. The first application of this technology has been to coat a fabric layer in surgical masks and produce a certified antiviral (including COVID-19 and Influenza) mask for use by both healthcare professionals and the public.
P2F has now overcome the delay in testing, reported on 8 October 2020, by conducting live virus tests at two independent UK laboratories. These tests confirmed that the coated face mask textile displayed high virucidal activity, meeting the requirements for ISO 18184 certification with more than a 90% kill rate for up to 7 hours, while being benign to healthy mammalian cells (ISO 18184 is the international anti-viral textile standard that measures virucidal antimicrobial activity on textiles and other porous materials).
The manufacturing process for this new formulation, along with its antiviral, antibacterial and antiparasitic properties has now been submitted as a patent application by P2F to protect its intellectual property.
As previously announced on 18 September 2020, P2F has purchased an automated mask production line, which is on track to be delivered in November 2020 and to be commissioned by the end of December 2020. The production line, which is manufactured in Europe, has the capacity to produce up to five million standard or anti-viral face masks per month.
Following this positive test result, P2F plans to produce anti-COVID-19 surgical face masks certified to ISO 18184 for sale by the end of this year.
Further to the announcement of 19 October 2020, Braveheart notes that the conditional sale of its 51.72% holding in Pharm 2 Farm Limited to Remote Monitored Systems plc ("RMS") is expected to complete on 5 November 2020 (the "Sale"). The Sale is subject to, amongst other things, the passing of the resolutions, including the resolution seeking approval of the whitewash of Braveheart's Rule 9 obligations by the independent shareholders of RMS, at the General Meeting of RMS being held on 4 November 2020.
Following the completion of the Sale, Braveheart will hold 509,992,405 Ordinary Shares of 0.1p each in RMS, representing 37.12 per cent of the enlarged share capital of RMS.
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