$276 Billion EV Battery Market: Soaring Battery Metal Demand Sets the Stage for Little-Known Explorer’s Recent Acquisition in Lithium’s “Silicon Valley”

See why now could be the best time to start your research on Grid Battery Metals Inc. (OTCQB:EVKRF) (TSXV:CELL)

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7 Reasons Why Grid Battery Metals Inc. (OTCQB: EVKRF) (TSXV: CELL)

Could See Significant Upside Potential In 2023

Excess Working Capital: As of June 2023, Grid Battery Metals Inc. (OTCQB: EVKRF) (TSXV: CELL) has $4.8 million Canadian dollars ($3.6 million U.S. dollars) in unallocated working capital to carry out their exploration programs on their portfolio of lithium and nickel projects. (29)

Strong Company Assets: Grid Battery Metals Inc. (OTCQB: EVKRF) (TSXV: CELL) owns six million shares of Surge Battery Metals Inc (OTC: NILIF) (TSXV:NILI). The management team at Grid Battery Metals was also the founding management team of Surge Battery Metals and is very experienced in Nevada Lithium exploration for over a decade. As of July 2023, these marketable shares are worth another $3 million Canadian dollars ($2.260 U.S. dollars). Surge Battery Metals has a significant lithium discovery in Northern Nevada, originally located through the hard work of its founding management and geological teams in Nevada. (29)

World Class Mining-Friendly Jurisdictions: Grid Battery Metals (OTCQB: EVKRF) (TSXV: CELL) has a diversified portfolio of lithium and nickel exploration targets located in mining friendly jurisdictions of Nevada and British Columbia, Canada. This year the state of Nevada was determined to be the most attractive jurisdiction for mining investment in the world because of its mining-friendly regulations, investment climate, carbon neutral hydro electricity grid and skilled labor force. (15)

Strategic Land Holdings: Grid Battery Metals (OTCQB: EVKRF) (TSXV: CELL) has acquired a key lithium exploration property that adjoins the southern border of the Nevada North Lithium Project owned by Surge Battery Metals (OTC: NILIF) (TSXV:NILI). (3) The Surge Battery Metals discovery totals 303 mineral claims and has identified strong mineralized lithium bearing clays with an average lithium content of 3254 ppm. (30) As mentioned earlier, the Grid Battery Metals management and exploration team founded Surge Battery Metals and is responsible for this discovery in Northern Nevada. (25)(31)

Emerging Opportunities: The same investment group that founded Surge Battery Metals have recently funded Grid Battery Metals and share the vision that Nevada has become the epicenter for lithium clay and lithium brine-based exploration. Early-stage exploration plans are under way by Grid Battery Metals on its properties. (15)

Rising Demand: With an evident surging demand for EV Battery Metals, in addition to Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, which pushes for more North American sources of battery metals, Grid Battery Metals Inc. (OTCQB: EVKRF) (TSXV: CELL) aligns its operations with these prevailing industry dynamics. (15)

Seasoned Management Team: Backed by a seasoned management team and knowledgeable advisors specializing in mineral exploration, development, and capital acquisition, Grid Battery Metals Inc. (OTCQB: EVKRF) (TSXV: CELL) is one to watch closely. (25)


Grid Battery Metals to Begin work on its Texas Spring Nevada Lithium Project

Tesla’s Nevada Plant Gears Up For Groundbreaking Battery Cell Production With $3.6 Billion Investment(5)

Tesla, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA), the world’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer, recently announced a major expansion of its Nevada assembly plant, with a substantial investment in the production of a new type of battery cell and a dedicated factory for its Semi truck. The company plans to invest $3.6 billion in a plant dedicated to manufacturing 4680 lithium-ion cells and a facility for producing the Tesla Semi. (5)

As the demand for battery metals like lithium continues to soar, companies like Grid Battery Metals Inc. (OTCQB: EVKRF) (TSXV: CELL) are poised to benefit from this growing market. (15)

Grid Battery Metals Inc. (OTCQB: EVKRF) (TSXV: CELL), with its focus on exploration and acquisition of battery metals required for the EV market, stands as one battery metals exploration company to keep a close eye on. (15)

U.S Electric Vehicle Sales Up 66%, Rise To 7% Of U.S. Auto Sales

Exclusive Interview: Grid Battery Metals Inc. (OTCQB:EVKRF) (TSXV:CELL) CEO Unveils Nickel And Lithium Prospects

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Trendline wedge support picked up in this key range.

RSI approaching 50 on the 4-hour chart and just crossed 50 on the daily chart, setting us up for a strong bullish move.

MACD golden cross on 4 hour chart, already crossed on the 1-hour and 2-hour charts.

Volume over 150k on the daily chart, we are watching for volume over 25k within the first hour of market open as a precursor to our bullish breakout.

50-MA crossed above the 100-MA on the daily chart and we have picked up support bouncing off of the 20-MA on the same time frame.


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Could genprex, inc. (nasdaq: gnpx) benefit from the massive market potential for gene therapy?

The global gene therapy market was valued at $2.9 billion (US) in 2021 and is expected to reach over $15.68 billion (US) by 2030, poised to grow at a registered CAGR of 20.2% from 2022 to 2030.

Gene therapy is described as the treatment of an illness by changing, replacing, or supplementing a missing or defective genetic combination that is responsible for the disease.

Gene therapy has become one of the most desirable research goals in the fight against degenerative illnesses. The need for gene therapy is being driven by an increase in the number of cases of cancer and other chronic diseases all across the world.

The advancements in gene therapies are projected to be approved in the upcoming years, contributing to the gene therapy market’s growth from now and into the future.

The gene therapies are designed to treat diseases by altering genetic information, such as inactivating malfunctioning genes or replacing a disease-causing gene with a healthy copy of the gene.

The gene therapy is being utilized to treat a variety of disorders and has demonstrated to be effective. This form of treatment can/could have the potenital to cure diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and AIDS.

The growth of the gene therapy market is influenced by factors such as a strong product portfolio, the expanding investments by key market players, and a high prevalence of target diseases and interest in innovative and new therapy.

Furthermore, the increased investment in research and development by government and private organizations will create further prospects for the growth of the gene therapy market during the forecast period as noted in the graph above.

The advanced therapeutic solutions for chronic diseases are being used in developed countries. As a result, traditional treatment methods like chemotherapy, which have adverse side effects and long-term repercussions, are being replaced with this treatment. For the development of such medicines, there is also a shift in trend towards the use of viral vectors, which have a low toxicity and high immunology.

The rapid technological advancements in cellular and molecular biology in genomics research, have contributed greatly to the growing gene therapy market in recent years. The academicians, researchers, and in-house researchers of major market companies with significant funding have all played critical roles.

In many industrialized countries, the frequency of cardiovascular diseases is increasing, and there is a growing need to cure these diseases in less time, resulting in players investing extensively in research and development of highly effective and innovative therapeutics such as gene therapy. The prevalence of rare diseases such as cardiovascular and cancer diseases will have a positive impact on the demand for gene therapy applications.

Currently, only a few market players are dominating the gene therapy market.

These market players are significantly contributing to the market’s expansion.

The core members who are working on item dispatching and other important coordinated activities to strengthen their market reach globally.

To increase their cancer gene therapy research and product portfolio, local and small market players are increasingly partnering and developing alliances with large market players.

Despite the small number of approved drugs, cell and gene therapy companies attract a growing amount and proportion of private and public investment.

Although all private investment in life sciences has grown substantially over the past 10 years, the rapid growth of investment in cell and gene therapy companies is remarkable.

Expect Rapid Growth In Sales

But From A Small Baseline

One way to contextualize the substantial growth in investment in cell and gene technologies is to look at forecasted revenue growth for the therapies that are in development.

Based on worldwide sales forecasts from Evaluate Pharma, including both approved drugs and ones forecast to be approved, it is expected that conventional drug sales will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6% from 2021 to 2026 and biologic sales excluding cell and gene therapies are forecast to grow from $415 billion to $541 billion, a CAGR of 5%.

Cell and gene therapies, in comparison, are expected to grow from $4 billion a year in sales to over $45 billion over that same period, a significantly higher CAGR of 63%.

While the total dollar amount invested in cell and gene is only a fraction of what is put into conventional drugs and biologics, it is important to recognize the spillover effects of this growing capital. Investor interest drives innovation, encourages startups, and attracts experienced talent from competing sectors.

This in turn drives results in the lab and portfolios.

Many saw this happen in the early days of biotechnology, and today traditional pharmaceutical companies continue to lose ground to their biotech peers in terms of investment, talent, and pipeline.

Some anticipate a similar story will play out as cell and gene emerges as its own defined sector in the life sciences ecosystem.

Let’s take a closer look at genprex, inc. (nasdaq: gnpx)

Genprex, Inc. is a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing life-changing therapies for patients with cancer and diabetes.

Genprex’s technologies are designed to administer disease-fighting genes to provide new therapies for large patient populations with cancer and diabetes who currently have limited treatment options

Genprex works with world-class institutions and collaborators to develop drug candidates to further its pipeline of gene therapies in order to provide novel treatment approaches.

Genprex’s oncology program utilizes its proprietary, non-viral ONCOPREX® Nanoparticle Delivery System, which the Company believes is the first systemic gene therapy delivery platform used for cancer in humans.

ONCOPREX encapsulates the gene-expressing plasmids using lipid nanoparticles. The resultant product is administered intravenously, where it is then taken up by tumor cells that express tumor suppressor proteins that are deficient in the body.

The Company’s lead product candidate, REQORSA™ is being evaluated as a treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (with each of these clinical programs receiving a Fast Track Designation from the Food and Drug Administration) and for small cell lung cancer.

Genprex’s diabetes gene therapy approach consists of a novel infusion process that uses an endoscope and an adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector to deliver Pdx1 and MafA genes directly to the pancreas.

In models of Type 1 diabetes, the genes express proteins that transform alpha cells in the pancreas into functional beta-like cells, which can produce insulin but are distinct enough from beta cells to evade the body’s immune system.

In Type 2 diabetes, where autoimmunity is not at play, it is believed that exhausted beta cells are also rejuvenated and replenished.

Genprex, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNPX) Strengthens Diabetes Gene Therapy Program with License of Additional Technology from University of Pittsburgh

Genprex, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNPX) recently announced it has entered into an exclusive license agreement with the University of Pittsburgh, granting the company a worldwide, exclusive license to certain patent applications and related technology and a worldwide, non-exclusive license to use certain related know-how, all related to modulating autoimmunity in Type 1 diabetes by using gene therapy. The preclinical technology transforms macrophages enabling them to reduce autoimmune activity in Type 1 diabetes and could be complementary to the Company’s existing diabetes technology.

“Gaining exclusive access to technology that modulates the immune system by transforming macrophages could prove to be significant to our broader research partnership with the laboratory of George Gittes, MD, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,”

Mark Berger, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Genprex.

“We are making significant strides in our program with Dr. Gittes’s innovative approach to treating diabetes by the transformation of alpha cells into beta-like cells and are excited to add to our arsenal this additional technology also out of Dr. Gittes’s lab, in collaboration with the laboratory of Dr. Xangwei Xiao, Assistant Professor of Surgery, also in the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine. Not only could this new approach be used to reduce autoimmune activity in Type 1 diabetes by modulating the immune system but potentially it could also work in conjunction with the technology we have licensed previously.”

“With diabetes reaching epidemic proportions around the world, the work Dr. Gittes is pursuing in diabetes is absolutely critical. In the U.S. alone, there are more than 37 million people with diabetes (approximately 1.9 million of whom have Type 1 diabetes) and another approximately 96 million Americans who are pre-diabetic, or have abnormally elevated blood sugar levels. The opportunity to change the course of this disease with gene therapy is extremely compelling, and increasing our exclusive access to intellectual property could prove to be pivotal to our pathway forward,”

Rodney Varner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Genprex.

The Company signed an exclusive license agreement with the University of Pittsburgh in 2020. The gene therapy approach under the original license is comprised of a novel infusion process that uses an endoscope and an adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector to deliver Pdx1 and MafA genes directly to the pancreas.

In models of Type 1 diabetes, these genes express proteins that transform alpha cells in the pancreas into functional beta-like cells, which can produce insulin but are distinct enough from beta cells to evade the body’s immune system.

In Type 2 diabetes, where autoimmunity is not at play, it is believed that exhausted beta cells will be rejuvenated and replenished.

This gene therapy approach was developed by Dr. Gittes. His preclinical research in this area has been published in peer-reviewed scientific publications, and he is the recipient of several research grants, including a $2.59 million grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Earlier studies in diabetic mouse models showed that the gene therapy restored normal blood glucose levels for an extended period of time, typically around four months.

It is believed that the duration of restored blood glucose levels in mice could translate to decades in humans. Preliminary data from a more recent study in a non-human primate model of Type 1 diabetes also have been promising. Data from this study are expected to be presented at a scientific meeting during the first quarter of 2023.


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