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The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter for Monday, August 17th, 2015

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Surna, Inc. (SRNA)

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Boulder, Colorado-based Surna, Inc. develops, acquires, produces, and sells equipment for the legal marijuana industry. The Company’s mission is to acquire intellectual property (IP) and scalable operating companies in the nascent, legal marijuana industry with an emphasis on disruptive technology, equipment, and related support services. Surna’s business model excludes the production or sale of marijuana.

Essentially, Surna is a technology company that engineers, manufactures, and distributes state-of-the art equipment and systems for controlled environment agriculture (CEA) presently specializing in commercial indoor cannabis cultivation. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hydro Innovations, Surna offers a complete line of commercial and small business indoor agriculture equipment. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

Surna develops pioneering technologies and products, which monitor, control, or address the energy and resource intensive nature of indoor cannabis cultivation. Currently, the Company’s revenue stream is based on its primary product offerings – supplying industrial technology and products to commercial indoor cannabis grow facilities.

Surna’s goal is to dominate the infrastructure, growing, and support side of the worldwide cannabis industry. It has filed a provisional patent application covering enhancements to its proprietary Climate Control Systems and Methods used in indoor gardens. The patent covers an industrial process that provides electricity, heating, and cooling while using the resulting carbon-dioxide (CO2) generated as a nutrient for the plants.

The Company’s plan is to integrate this and other proprietary technology into a new, commercial-grade power-generating and environmental control system product. The system is undergoing design to provide a near zero waste energy alternative for the cannabis industry.

Surna announced in June that it reached an Agreement with Kind Agrisoft, LLC, an affiliate of Kind Financial (collectively Kind) in which Kind will acquire the Assets of  Agrisoft Development Group. Surna announced in January 2015 that it entered into an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Agrisoft. However, the continued growth of its present business combined with the strategic assets that Kind could bring to Agrisoft led all parties to deduce that this transaction would better achieve each company's goals. Surna’s expectation is that this Agreement will provide flexibility for it to work with numerous point-of-sale vendors.

Surna has the beta version of its ground-breaking Surna Reflector. It has released 50 of its energy saving light Reflectors for beta testing among different high-end commercial cannabis cultivation facilities and industry consultants between multiple states, which have state-approved cannabis cultivation (including Colorado and Washington).

For the six months ended June 30, 2015, Surna reported gross revenues of $2,548,845 versus $346,559 for the same period in 2014. This represents an increase of 635 percent. Revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2015 were $1,677,950, up from $870,895 in the prior quarter, and more than quadruple the $346,559 in revenue during the same period in 2014. 

Surna, Inc. (SRNA), closed Monday's trading session at $0.225, up 22.95%, on 3,464,626 volume with 642 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 740,919 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0425/$2.15.

PositiveID Corp. (PSID)

SmallCapVoice, Greenbackers, and OTPicks reported this month on PositiveID Corp. (PSID), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

PositiveID Corp. is a developer of biological detection and diagnostics solutions. The Delray Beach, Florida-based Company is a developer of biological detection systems for the Unites States’ homeland defense industry and rapid biological testing. Its’ emphasis is on the development of microfluidic systems for the automated preparation of and performance of biological assays to detect biological threats at high-value locations and analyze samples in a medical environment. The Company acquired MicroFluidic Systems (MFS) in May 2011.  PositiveID lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

MicroFluidic Systems (MFS) specializes in the development and production of automated instruments for detecting and processing biological samples. Its core technology is used for airborne pathogen detection, rapid clinical diagnostics, and sample preparation applications.

Concerning Molecular Diagnostics, PositiveID’s products include M-BAND and Firefly. The Microfluidics-based Bioagent Networked Detector (M-BAND) developed by MicroFluidic Systems (MFS) is a bioaerosol monitor with fully integrated systems with sample collection, processing, as well as detection modules.

PositiveID is developing the Firefly Dx detection system. Firefly Dx is its real-time, hand held, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) pathogen detection system. This system is a two-part device. It consists of a portable handheld instrument with wireless Bluetooth communication and disposable single-use cartridges containing all vital analytical elements.

PositiveID is developing Firefly Dx based on intellectual property (IP) and knowledge gained during years of development and $30 million of contract funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for its M-BAND system. This system utilizes PCR for the identification of airborne bio-threats.

PositiveID successfully detected influenza on its Firefly Dx breadboard prototype PCR (polymerase chain reaction) pathogen detection system. The entire testing process was performed on the Firefly Dx breadboard, which is significantly faster than standard laboratory equipment and protocols, with results achieved in minutes instead of hours or days. Influenza is an RNA virus and necessitates a reverse transcription step to create cDNA before PCR being performed.

Today, PositiveID announced it entered into definitive agreements with an institutional investor for a total purchase price of $2,400,000. The Company will use the proceeds to continue the development and testing of its Firefly Dx PCR (polymerase chain reaction) prototype pathogen detection system with the objective of producing field-testable units, and for general working capital.

PositiveID Corp. (PSID), closed Monday's trading session at $0.029, up 4.32%, on 5,196,992 volume with 235 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 7,245,400 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.014/$0.0845.

PharmaCyte Biotech, Inc. (PMCB)

SmallCap Network, OTCJournal, Stock Shock and Awe, Fast Money Alerts, The Stock Psycho, Darth Trader, Penny Stock General, Penny Stock Beats, PennyStockLaboratory, PennyStockInformer, WINNINGOTC, Wall Street Beauties, SMS Penny Picks, Jet-Life Penny Stocks, SmallCap Network, and Stock Market Media Group reported on PharmaCyte Biotech, Inc. (PMCB), and we are highlighting the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

PharmaCyte Biotech, Inc. is a clinical stage biotechnology company. It focuses on developing targeted treatments for cancer and diabetes using its signature live cell encapsulation technology, Cell-in-a-Box®. This inventive and patented technology is being used as a platform upon which treatments for several types of cancer, including advanced, inoperable pancreatic cancer, and diabetes are being built. PharmaCyte Biotech has its corporate headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The Company is also working towards improving the quality of life of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer and on developing treatments for other types of solid cancerous tumors. PharmaCyte Biotech is ready to head into Phase 2b clinical trials in advanced inoperable pancreatic cancer later in 2015 in Australia.

Its treatment for pancreatic cancer involves low doses of the recognized anticancer prodrug ifosfamide, together with encapsulated live cells that convert ifosfamide into its active or "cancer-killing" form. These capsules are placed as close to the cancerous tumor as possible. This is to enable the delivery of the highest levels of the cancer-killing drug at the source of the cancer.

Additionally, PharmaCyte Biotech is developing treatments for cancer founded upon chemical constituents of the Cannabis plant, called cannabinoids. It is examining ways to exploit the benefits of Cell-in-a-Box® technology in optimizing the anticancer effectiveness of cannabinoids, while minimizing or outright eliminating the debilitating side effects typically associated with cancer treatments.

The live-cell encapsulation technology employed by the Company is a way to enclose living cells in protective “cocoons” around the size of the head of a pin. PharmaCyte encapsulates living cells, not drugs.  Each capsule can enclose around 10,000 cells. This number can vary depending upon the size of the cells encapsulated.

PharmaCyte Biotech made headlines in the diabetes industry after a study was published that stated its Melligen cell line could produce insulin in diabetic mice. The Company has the exclusive global rights to use the Melligen cells to treat diabetes.

PharmaCyte Biotech announced in June that it can advance its Cannabis research now that its research partner, The University of Northern Colorado (UNC), successfully obtained a Schedule 1 license from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). This license will permit PharmaCyte Biotech to continue development of tumor-targeted treatments for serious and deadly cancers through using cannabinoid prodrugs in combination with its signature live-cell encapsulation technology, Cell-in-a-Box®.

Recently, PharmaCyte Biotech announced that its follow-up study on ascites started in July. The study is being conducted by Translational Drug Development (TD2) to determine the effectiveness of PharmaCyte Biotech’s pancreatic cancer treatment on the rate of accumulation of malignant ascites fluid in patients with pancreatic cancer and other abdominal tumors.

PharmaCyte Biotech, Inc. (PMCB), closed Monday's trading session at $0.104, up 4.10%, on 1,356,499 volume with 223 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 1,993,259 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.095/$0.27.

Textmunication Holdings, Inc. (TXHD)

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Textmunication Holdings, Inc. is an online mobile marketing platform service. The service will connect merchants with their customers and enable them to drive loyalty and repeat business in a non-intrusive, value added medium. Fundamentally, Textmunication is a mobile marketing platform that connects the mass consumer to the content that they desire (anywhere, anytime) via almost any mobile device for all local events and promotions. OTCQB-listed Textmunication Holdings has its headquarters in Pleasant Hill, California.

For merchants, the service provides a mobile marketing platform where they can always send the most up-to-date offers/discounts/alerts/events schedule. In addition, the consumer can access specials and promotions that merchants choose to distribute through Textmunication by opting into keywords designated to the merchant’s keywords.  The service enables consumers to take their information wherever they go and learn about the latest word as soon as they are available, providing the consumer events, deals, and messages on their cellphone through Short Message Service (SMS) messaging.

Textmunication has its new business strategy. Instead of directing its’ efforts on smaller businesses, the Company will focus on larger chain and franchise businesses in the Gym, Health and Fitness Club market, offering an inventive automated solution to help clubs communicate with their members and increase membership.

The Company has started to be an add-on service provided with companies that provide billing solutions to the Gym, Health & Fitness Club market. Textmunication presently has relationships with ASF Payment Solutions, Club Ready, ABC Financial, National Fitness, and Jonas Fitness representing 10,400 Gym, Health and Fitness Clubs.

Today, Wais Asefi, Textmunication Holdings’ Chairman, CEO, President, and Chief Financial Officer announced that the Company's innovative, customized, mass market texting solution has added 210 new clients and 315 new locations to its roster of merchants.

Wais Asefi said, "The Company has quickly positioned itself to become the leader in Health and Fitness SMS solution for marketing and communications. The Company's proprietary text messaging software allows the customer to directly target the market they seek at an affordable price. Our platform drives loyalty and repeats business by allowing the client to quickly and easily manages promotional activities to their consumers.”

Textmunication Holdings, Inc. (TXHD), closed Monday's trading session at $0.012, up 50.00%, on 3,145,135 volume with 100 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 137,738 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0074/$0.2501.

NuGene International, Inc. (NUGN)

SmallCapVoice reported recently on NuGene International, Inc. (NUGN), and we are reporting on the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

NuGene International, Inc. specializes in developing, manufacturing, and marketing proprietary regenerative cosmeceutical and pharmaceutical products. These are based on adipose derived human stem cells and human stem cell media. The Company’s aim is to leverage its extensive knowledge and expertise to develop age defying regenerative cosmeceutical skincare and hair care products, and additionally pharmaceutical products based on the same regenerative science platform. NuGene International is based in Irvine, California and the company lists on the OTC Bulletin Board.

NuGene BioPharma, Inc. is the Company’s subsidiary. NuGene BioPharma has acquired all rights, title and interest in and to SkinGuardian®, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved (monographed) skin protectant, antiseptic, and moisturizing topical cream. It acquired all intellectual property (IP) held by SkinGuardian and its Founder and Owner, Mr. Chris O'Brien, relating to the SkinGuardian technology and applications.

NuGene International’s cosmeceutical and pharmaceutical products are based on proprietary stem cell based regenerative formulations. These are derived from non-controversial, adult human stem cell derived media obtained from adipose tissue.

The Company’s exclusive products combine its in-house advancements, proprietary technologies, and patent pending formulations. NuGene has four patents pending covering 15 unique applications. Its products include its Skin Care Collection and its Hair Care Collection.

NuGene International has filed new patents to protect proprietary claims directed to bandages treated with Human Adipose Derived Stem Cell Cultured (HADSCC) media in an assortment of formats. This includes nanoencapsulated media dried to the dressings. Patent applications were filed for burn, scar and wound healing aids and bandages.

NuGene International announced this past June that it is commencing a study, which will allow it to evaluate a medication formulation as an improved method of treating burn wounds. The study, called Comparison of an Allantoin Formulation and Allantoin Formulation with Conditioned Media of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells on Wound Healing after Ablative Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing Protocol, started immediately. It is scheduled to run through September 1, 2015, but may be extended if required.

NuGene International also announced in June the conclusions of an independent clinical study. The independent clinical study concludes that NuGene serum activates multiple anti-aging genes. The study was conducted by Genemarkers LLC (GM), an independent clinical laboratory equipped to analyze gene expression in the human body.

Today, NuGene International announced that it had sales of $536,363 in Q2 2015 versus $211,667 in Q2 2014. A Company spokesperson credited the increase to NuGene's continuing emphasis on expanding its distribution via professional channels. This includes dermatologists, plastic surgeons, medical offices and spas. The Company expects to continue to expand direct online sales and sales by way of upscale retail locations.

NuGene International, Inc. (NUGN), closed Monday's trading session at $2.30, up 38.55%, on 648,113 volume with 1,246 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 563,401 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0086/$5.00.

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WRIT Media Group, Inc. (WRITD)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight WRIT Media Group, Inc. (WRITD). Today, WRIT Media Group, Inc. closed trading at $0.70, up 70.73%, on 5,200 volume with 2 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 9,183, and its 52-week low/high is $0.20/$14.00.

WRIT Media Group, Inc. (WRITD) is focused on expanding in the digital media industry. The holding company currently operates under two different divisions: content creation via Front Row Networks, and "retro" video gaming via Retro Infinity Inc. and Amiga Games Inc.

The company’s Front Row Networks subsidiary produces, acquires and distributes live concerts in 2D and 3D format for initial worldwide digital broadcast into digitally-enabled movie theaters. In addition to presenting live concerts to massive audiences at lower ticket prices, Front Row Networks will license the content for many different distribution channels and sell merchandize where the live concerts are exhibited. The subsidiary also secures and distributes non-concert alternative theatrical programming and aims to acquire the broadest range of rights for exclusive programming.

Retro Infinity specializes in licensing classic computer and console video game libraries and adapts and republishes the most popular titles for smartphones, modern game consoles, micro-consoles, PCs, and tablets. The company leverages platform and classic game brands, coupled with proprietary technologies, to create new revenue from dormant game libraries.

Amiga Games Inc. shares resources with Retro Infinity to adapt and republish the most popular titles from the Amiga family of computers for smartphones, modern game consoles, micro-consoles, PCs, and tablets. WRIT Media Group leverages the Amiga brand along with game brands of the past and proprietary technologies to create new revenue from classic games that have proven their ability to sell very well.

Together with its subsidiaries, WRIT Media Group is well positioned to benefit from the market growth and increased demand for alternative theatrical, mobile, and interactive content. Disclaimer

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Galenfeha, Inc. (GLFH)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Galenfeha, Inc. (GLFH). Today, Galenfeha, Inc. closed trading at $0.20, up 11.11%, on 99,958 volume with 26 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 61,594, and its 52-week low/high is $0.1011/$4.00.

Galenfeha, Inc. (GLFH) is an engineering, product development, and manufacturing company that provides innovative solutions for oil and natural gas production, as well as stored energy products across a number of different industries. The company provides these products and services through its stored energy and oil & gas division.

Through its stored energy division, Galenfeha offers one of the most powerful, environmentally friendly battery systems in the market. The batteries have onboard computers, are inherently safe, internally temperature regulated, have optional GPS monitoring capabilities, offer significant weight reduction of up to 50%, and are engineered specifically for each type of application. Features include 100% “green” chemistry, RoHS compliancy, and active short circuit protection control.

Through its oil and gas division, the company offers chemical injection pumps that merge the perceived benefits of a hybrid, electric over pneumatic system. Galenfeha management believes the combination of the two parameter control systems represents a measurable shift in efficiency, reliability, cost management, and profitability to individual well locations as well as entire production fields. The combined technologies have demonstrated increased chemical injection accuracy, reducing chemical contamination in the production process while controlling cost and waste.

The company’s unwavering dedication is to continuously develop products that perform better than conventional solutions while also reducing environmental impact. Leveraging the management team’s wealth of resources and relationships, Galenfeha is well positioned for continued growth as the company aims to expand in both the stored energy and oil & gas industries. Disclaimer

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Latitude 360, Inc. (LATX)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Latitude 360, Inc. (LATX). Today, Latitude 360, Inc. closed trading at $0.225, up 7.14%, on 116,245 volume with 32 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 40,410, and its 52-week low/high is $0.175/$2.10.

Latitude 360, Inc. (LATX) is an award-winning pioneer of a dining and entertainment venues that combine premier upscale casual dining with numerous state-of-the-art entertainment choices. The company develops, constructs and operates cutting-edge Latitude 360 venues ranging from 35,000-85,000 sq. ft., packed full of eating and entertainment options that appeal to a broad base of guests, private events and corporate clients.

Through its three current award-winning locations in Jacksonville, Florida, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Indianapolis, Indiana, Latitude 360 employs roughly 500 talented individuals working to deliver the brand's unique "360 EXPERIENCE" which fuses the magic of exceptional food and beverage with multiple entertainment options in upscale, contemporary-designed venues. Key offerings at each 360 location include Las Vegas-style live performance showroom, a feature bar featuring the area's top musicians and/or DJs, luxury bowling, dine-in movies, high-definition sports theatre, game arcade and luxury cigar lounge and many choices of private meeting space.

In 2014 Latitude 360 launched the first-of-its-kind monthly club membership program which provides guests with a cache of monthly entertainment assets at a value price as well as exclusive access to a 360 Club Concierge service – all for a monthly fee. The program has quickly grown to more than 5,000 monthly paying members.

Latitude 360 recently expanded its entertainment offerings when it acquired Major League Fantasy (MLF), a leader in the daily fantasy sports industry. By implementing "360 Fantasy Live" into is existing locations, Latitude 360 is making a strong entrance into a rapidly growing market expected to reach $6 billion-$10 billion by year-end 2016. The acquisition of MLF allows Latitude 360 to position itself as one of the first live, multimedia venues to offer in-house, high-stakes, competitive daily fantasy events.

Led by an experienced and visionary management team, Latitude 360 is focused on further expanding its brick and mortar locations and anticipates opening additional 360 venues overseas and domestically in major cities like New York, Boston, Atlantic City and Chicago. Disclaimer

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View Systems, Inc. (VSYM)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight View Systems, Inc. (VSYM). Today, View Systems, Inc. closed trading at $0.005, up 2.04%, on 206,504 volume with 4 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 469,973, and its 52-week low/high is $0.0035/$0.024.

View Systems, Inc. (VSYM) is a leading security technology products company with “state-of-the-art” technological solutions for modern security problems. Targeting the challenging business opportunities in the opening decades of the 21st century and beyond, View Systems has solutions for law enforcement facilities such as correctional institutions as well as other government agencies, schools, courthouses, event and sports venues, the military and commercial businesses.

The senior management team is comprised of successful businessmen with decades of business and professional experience in the security industry. The approach used by View Systems utilizes the expertise of this team to provide innovative solutions to security problems with reliable “cutting edge” products in conjunction with client-oriented security consulting services.

The company’s flagship product, ViewScan, is an advanced walk-through Concealed Weapons Detection System (CWD) that greatly simplifies the process of discriminating suspicious items from harmless ones. The highly sensitive, completely passive sensor technology powering the system accurately detects the location and number of threat objects such as knives, guns and razor blades while ignoring personal artifacts like coins, keys and belt buckles. A portable version of this system has only a fifteen minute setup time using only a screwdriver and it easily fits inside a golf size case.

Experts say the security industry has been the fastest-growing sector of the global economy during the past decade. Today, it is conservatively estimated to be a $100 billion-a-year industry and growing. As the business environment continues to get more complex, especially in foreign markets, View Systems is strategically positioned to capitalize on unsurpassed opportunity. Disclaimer

View Systems, Inc. Company Blog

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Giggles N' Hugs, Inc. (GIGL)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Giggles N' Hugs, Inc. (GIGL). Today, Giggles N' Hugs, Inc. closed trading at $0.152, up 1.27%, on 13,596 volume with 4 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 24,516, and its 52-week low/high is $0.10/$0.66.

Los Angeles-based Giggles N' Hugs, Inc. (GIGL) is a first-of-its-kind, award-winning family restaurant and play space that combines organic gourmet food with the play elements for children in a 2500-square-foot play space in the middle of the restaurant. The concept is similar to Chuck E. Cheese, but offers a unique healthier, high-end version for health conscious parents and families. Parents eat and relax while the kids have an incredible time playing in the custom-made play area with giant climbers, dragons, castles, pirate ships slides and swings and a multitude of other toys.

In addition to nightly shows and concerts, every 30 minutes Giggles N' Hugs provides an activity such as face painting, disco dance parties, karaoke, games, arts and crafts, and much more. Giggles N' Hugs has been voted the No. 1 family restaurant, No. 1 birthday party place, and the No. 1 indoor play space in all of Los Angeles, and has attracted a star-studded list of customers including Sandra Bullock, Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, Denis Quaid, Mark Whalberg, Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman and many more.

Revenue is derived from several sources, including food and beverage sales, beer and wine, birthday parties (40%), admission and membership fees to play, along with retail sales. These revenue-generating locations are also highly sought-after tenants. The company currently has three locations in the top premier malls around Los Angeles; four of the largest mall owners in the country are giving Giggles N' Hugs up to 75% discounts on rent and providing upward of $700,000 of upfront cash for each location to get Giggles N' Hugs into their malls around the country.

Growth and recognition of this caliber are driven by a very powerful management team. Giggles N' Hugs President John Kaufman was the COO at California Pizza Kitchen when the founders had just two locations. Joined by Giggles N' Hugs' CFO Phillip Gay, who at the time was CFO of California Kitchen, Kaufman grew the company from two to more than 100 locations – at which time it was bought by Pepsi Co. Kaufman was recruited as president of Koo Koo Roo Chicken, one of the fastest growing fast-casual concepts on the west coast, while Gay joined Wolfgang Puck Restaurants group as CFO, eventually becoming the CEO.

Giggles N' Hugs was founded as a truly "kid friendly" establishment catered specifically to the size, interests, and nutrition needs of children. Since opening its first Giggles N' Hugs in 2009, the company has received a steady stream of interest from more than 300 interested parties looking to expand the concept – via franchise or master licenses – in the U.S. as well globally in countries such as Germany, England, Dubai, Russia, Colombia, Australia , Singapore, Turkey, among the many more. Disclaimer

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