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June 27, 2013

Nuvilex Gains From Positive Cannabidiol Study

Innovation, along with the development of solutions to desperately desired unmet needs are the key drivers of virtually all scientific work. These characteristics are perhaps magnified in the field of medicine, especially in the case of terminal or chronic diseases. Moreover, as innovation in medicine succeeds during research and development, it fosters the potential of success throughout the industry, thereby benefitting both scientists and researchers from many firms but also patients.

For example, Medical Marijuana Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of Nuvilex, Inc. (OTCQB – NVLX - $0.105 – Spec  Buy), is in the formative stages of studying the effect of cannabidiol (CBD)-based cancer treatments which may be combined with its highly efficacious live-cell encapsulation-based therapies used for oncology therapy.  A number of companies have engaged in some form of lab testing or even animal testing of medical marijuana-based or CBD-based treatment for specific forms of cancer. With each succeeding study, the industry draws closer to the commencement of large-scale, meaningful oncology clinical trials and Nuvilex, along with cancer patients, arguably remain the greatest beneficiaries.

Each trial or study success, such as the recently announced California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco CBD-study, serves as an affirmation of the premise that CBD can aid in oncology treatment, and indirectly aids Nuvilex’s efforts in the space as the Company can leverage findings for use in protocol development for its own studies.

Leaders of the aforementioned CBD tests found that cannabidiol, or CBD, a relatively non-toxic, non-psychoactive chemical compound found in the cannabis plant, could stop the metastasis or spread, of many kinds of aggressive cancer. Lab tests demonstrated that by using CBD to treat cancers with high levels of ID-1, a gene that causes cancer to spread, the CBD could essentially 'turn off' the ID-1 gene.  As a result, the cancer cells stopped spreading and returned to a more “normal” state.

Considering that Nuvilex likely has much greater experience in successfully conducting oncology clinical trials than any other player in the space, it is anecdotal evidence such as the San Francisco study that may serve to shorten Nuvilex’s own overall research and development times. Thus, Nuvilex’s combination CBD-based cancer studies with live-cell encapsulation-based therapies might result in bringing a highly effective product potentially worth billions to market in a shorter period of time than its competitors.

Senior Analyst: Robert Goldman
Rob Goldman has over 20 years of investment and company research experience as a senior research analyst and as a portfolio and mutual fund manager. During his tenure as a sell side analyst, Rob was a senior member of Piper Jaffray's Technology and Communications teams. Prior to joining Piper, Rob led Josephthal & Co.'s Washington-based Emerging Growth Research Group. In addition to his sell-side experience Rob served as Chief Investment Officer of a boutique investment management firm and Blue and White Investment Management, where he managed Small Cap Growth portfolios and The Blue and White Fund.

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