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Plandai Has All the Right Pieces in Place for Success

Sep 10 2013 12:00AM

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BALTIMORE, MD -- (Marketwired) -- 09/10/13 -- Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm focused on the small cap and microcap sectors, notes that Plandaí Biotechnology, Inc. (OTCQB: PLPL) recently released landmark news that after further review, paves the way for the formulation of ingredients with tremendous bioavailability to be used in a whole host of products, including anti-aging and weight loss.

Last week, the Company announced that it signed an exclusive agreement with North-West University in South Africa which holds the patents and associated intellectual property covering the entrapment of compounds in long-chain fatty acids-based nano- and micro-particles, known as Pheroid. Under the terms of the world license, Plandai has the exclusive right to use the Pheroid technology with all Phytofare™ polyene-based extracts, which includes proprietary extracts of most botanical matter, for human and animal use.

The primary feature of the Pheroid technology is the encapsulation application, which will dramatically enhance the Company's industry-leading bioavailability. The Pheroid technology, which can be delivered through different media, improves the absorption of the encapsulated contents while protecting the contents. It is actively used worldwide and has been extensively tested in humans and animals where it has shown an ability to significantly increase the level of absorption of the entrapped particles into the bloodstream.

The technology will enable the Company to produce its Phytofare™ topical products with significantly enhanced tissue absorption and oral products that can help Phytofare™ survive intact on its passage through the digestive tract and into the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream, human cells perceive the Pheroid material as a biological building block and as a source of energy, allowing it to pass through the cell membrane and release the valuable phytonutrients (encapsulated contents) directly to the tissues.

The bottom line is that through the incorporation of the licensed technology, Plandai may be one of the first firms in the space to have the capability to consistently deliver products such as botanical extracts, including catechins, carotenoids, and citrus bioflavonoids and limonoids, to the target site in the most efficient and bioavailable form.

Given the low-hanging fruit of the topical product's efficacy and the size of the weight loss market, we believe that the Company will be able to market the combined product with great success beginning in 1H14, following the completion of a short trial. Products in other forms and targeting other markets will shortly follow, thus making 2014 the year that the Company migrates from the development stage to the marketing stage.

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About Plandai Biotechnology, Inc. (OTCQB: PLPL): Plandai Biotechnology, Inc. and its subsidiaries develop highly bioavailable, phytonutrient rich extracts, which are being utilized to deliver a new family of drugs to safely and affordably treat a multitude of diseases and conditions. Plandai Biotechnology controls every aspect of the process, from growing the raw materials on its farms in South Africa, to producing the patented pending Phytofare™ extracts in-house allowing the Company to guarantee the continuity of supply as well as quality control throughout Targeted industries for the Company's products include food and beverage, cosmeceutical, wellness, nutraceutical, anti-aging, and pharmaceutical. For more information, please visit http://www.plandaibiotech.com.



Goldman Small Cap Research
Rob Goldman
Analyst
410-609-7100
rob@goldmanresearch.com





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