Vancouver, BC, November 22, 2016 – INVICTUS MD STRATEGIES CORP. (“Invictus MD” or the “Company”) (CSE: IMH; OTC: IVITF; FRA: 8IS) has successfully retained the services of Dr. Paul Shipley of the University of British Columbia (“UBC”) for the role of Research and Development Consultant for the Future Harvest Development (“FHD”) Product Development and Special Projects department.
The Company anticipates Dr. Shipley’s expertise and involvement will contribute to the formation of leading-edge agricultural growth supplements that improve cannabis plants’ health and yields while rebuilding surrounding soil structures, in accordance with FHD’s dedication to creating industry-leading products that offer long-term sustainability.
Dr. Shipley, Department of Chemistry Associate Professor at UBC Okanagan for the past 15 years, is President of the Natural Health Products Research Society of Canada, whose mission is to promote rigorous and meaningful research and education within the field of natural health product development. Dr. Shipley brings to FHD a passion for the chemistry of living systems, in particular medicinal plants and antibiotic-producing bacteria, and a lifelong devotion to ground-breaking research. Following his work alongside Justin Pearson, one of FHD’s leading bioengineers, Dr. Shipley feels confident in his ability to collaborate with FHD in the development of evidence-based cannabis growth supplements. Dr. Shipley partially accredits his excitement to working with FHD to this working relationship: “Observing Justin conduct industry-leading research with FHD and seeing the passion he held for his work inspired me to pursue a long-term commitment with FHD.”
Chris Pearson, FHD’s Chief Revenue Officer, also feels confident about Dr. Shipley’s involvement: “I had the opportunity to collaborate with Professor Shipley on a research project in 2013. There are few people that I hold in higher regard and I could not be happier with his appointment to the team.”
Invictus MD and FHD are committed to the scientific development of evidence-based nutrient formulations for agricultural use and for the cannabis industry. The Company is eager to develop a strong working relationship with Dr. Shipley and is grateful for his involvement, and look forward to maintaining FHD’s status within the cannabis industry as a leading innovator.
About Invictus MD Strategies Corp.
Invictus MD targets companies with proven brands, strong customer focus, and significant growth potential. We provide not only capital to meet these objectives but also years of management experience from a team that has been successful in all facets of business, from establishing start-ups to running large international organizations. The fundamental core of our operations centers on the vast opportunities within fragmented industries.
Invictus MD works in partnership with management teams to increase shareholder value through business planning and process integration, developing and executing growth strategies, leveraging our experience and relationships, and structuring and deploying the proper capital to support long-term growth. Our prudent approach to both investing in and developing successful companies ensures successful execution of the business plan in both times of economic expansion and contraction.
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On Behalf of the Board,
Chairman & CEO
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