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Avivagen Announces Non-Dilutive Financing in Support of Increased Product Sales

Ottawa, ON /Business Wire/ October 15, 2020 / Avivagen Inc. (TSXV:VIV, OTCQB:VIVXF) (“Avivagen” or the “Corporation”), a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications that safely enhance and support immune function, thereby supporting general health and performance, announces that given the recent significant ramp up in placed orders for its OxC-beta Livestock™ and the upcoming launch of its human nutraceutical product, it has obtained additional debt financing of $500,000 through an unsecured  Promissory Note from a Canadian Financial Institution. The note is payable on demand and bears interest at 12% per annum. The funds will be used to support ongoing general operating activities which include, but are not limited to, the ramp up in inventory in support of increasing frequency and size of orders for OxC-beta Livestock™.

About Avivagen

Avivagen is a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications. By unlocking an overlooked facet of β-carotene activity, a path has been opened to safely and economically support immune function, thereby promoting general health and performance in animals.  Avivagen is a public corporation traded on the TSX Venture and OTCQB® Venture Market exchanges under the symbols VIV and VIVXF, and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, based in partnership facilities of the National Research Council of Canada and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. For more information, visit www.avivagen.com. The contents of the website are expressly not incorporated by reference in this press release.

About OxC-beta™ Technology and OxC-beta™ Livestock

Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ technology is derived from Avivagen discoveries about β-carotene and other carotenoids, compounds that give certain fruits and vegetables their bright colours. Through support of immune function the technology provides a non-antibiotic means of promoting health and growth. OxC-beta™ Livestock is a proprietary product shown to be an effective and economic alternative to the antibiotics commonly added to livestock feeds. The product is currently available for sale in the United States, Philippines, Taiwan, New Zealand, Thailand, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and Malaysia.

Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ Livestock product is safe, effective and could fulfill the global mandate to remove all in-feed antibiotics as growth promoters. Numerous international livestock trials with poultry and swine using OxC-beta™ Livestock have proven that the product performs as well as, and, sometimes, in some aspects, better than in-feed antibiotics.

Forward Looking Statements
This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon the current expectations of management. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties associated with the business of Avivagen Inc. and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions “aim”, “anticipate”, “appear”, “believe”, “consider”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “if”, “intend”, “goal”, “hope”, “likely”, “may”, “plan”, “possibly”, “potentially”, “pursue”, “seem”, “should”, “whether”, “will”, “would” and similar expressions. Statements set out in this news release relating to the possibility for OxC-beta™ Livestock to replace antibiotics in livestock feeds as growth promoters are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. For instance, Avivagen’s products may not gain market acceptance or regulatory approval in new jurisdictions or for new applications and may not be widely accepted as a replacement for antibiotics as growth promoters in livestock feeds due to many factors, many of which are outside of Avivagen’s control.  Readers are referred to the risk factors associated with the business of Avivagen set out in Avivagen’s most recent management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition available at www.SEDAR.com. Except as required by law, Avivagen assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For more information:
Avivagen Inc.
Drew Basek
Director of Investor Relations
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6 Phone: 416-540-0733
E-mail: d.basek@avivagen.com

Kym Anthony
Chief Executive Officer
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6 Head Office Phone: 613-949-8164
Website: www.avivagen.com
Copyright © 2020 Avivagen Inc. OxC-beta™ is a trademark of Avivagen Inc.

Avivagen Announces Record Four Tonne Order from UNAHCO

  • Four tonne order is the largest one-time purchase in Avivagen’s history, and follows UNAHCO’s three tonne order in April of this year, a previous record order
  • Order comprised of two separate two tonne shipments that demonstrate UNAHCO’S expanded use of OxC-betaTM throughout the region.

Ottawa, ON / Business Wire/ October 13, 2020 / – Avivagen Inc.  (TSXV:VIV, OTCQB:VIVXF) (“Avivagen”), a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications that safely enhance and support immune function, thereby supporting general health and performance, is pleased to announce a four tonne order from UNAHCO, its largest purchase to date.

“UNAHCO has adopted and scaled an increasing use of our product, as is demonstrated by this record order and UNAHCO’s recent expansion of OxC-beta™ for use in poultry as well as swine,” said Kym Anthony, Avivagen’s CEO.  “UNAHCO and their customers continue to see the benefits of using OxC-betaTM in their livestock feed, while our unique relationship with UNAHCO has served as a successful case study on how to test, adopt and scale as a business model with mutual benefit –  for Avivagen and its customers – and we look forward to continuing to grow this important relationship.”

Avivagen is working diligently with its procurement partner on this order and is uncertain whether the entire order will be fulfilled and the related revenue included in its current fiscal quarter, ending October 31, 2020 .

The Philippines continues to be an important and growing feed market for Avivagen, with an estimated annual feed production of 18.2 million metric tonnes for 2020, up dramatically from 11.75 million metric tonnes in 2016.[i]

About Avivagen
Avivagen is a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications. By unlocking an overlooked facet of β-carotene activity, a path has been opened to safely and economically support immune function, thereby promoting general health and performance in animals.  Avivagen is a public corporation traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol VIV and on the OTCQB Exchange in the U.S. under the symbol VIVXF, and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, based in partnership facilities of the National Research Council of Canada and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. For more information, visit www.avivagen.com. The contents of the website are expressly not incorporated by reference in this press release.

About OxC-beta™ Technology and OxC-beta™ Livestock
Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ technology is derived from Avivagen discoveries about β-carotene and other carotenoids, compounds that give certain fruits and vegetables their bright colours. Through support of immune function the technology provides a non-antibiotic means of promoting health and growth. OxC-beta™ Livestock is a proprietary product shown to be an effective and economic alternative to the antibiotics commonly added to livestock feeds. The product is currently available for sale in the United States, Philippines, Taiwan, New Zealand, Thailand, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and Malaysia.

Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ Livestock product is safe, effective and could fulfill the global mandate to remove all in-feed antibiotics as growth promoters. Numerous international livestock trials with poultry and swine using OxC-beta™ Livestock have proven that the product performs as well as, and, sometimes, in some aspects, better than in-feed antibiotics.

Forward Looking Statements
This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon the current expectations of management. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties associated with the business of Avivagen Inc. and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions aim”, anticipate”, appear”, believe”, consider”, could”, estimate”, expect”, if”, intend”, goal”, hope”, likely”, may”, plan”, possibly”, potentially”, pursue”, seem”, should”, whether”, will”, would” and similar expressions. Statements set out in this news release relating to the future plans of Avivagen’s customers and the potential for additional and/or increased orders from such customers, Avivagen’s expectations as to growth of its branding in certain jurisdictions, continued distribution and acceptance of Avivagen’s technology, anticipated growth in demand for Avivagen’s products, the potential for Avivgen’s products to be commercialized in human applications, the anticipated date of fulfillment for the order described,  the possibility for OxC-beta™ Livestock to replace antibiotics in livestock feeds as well as fill a critical need for health support in certain livestock applications where antibiotics are precluded and the size of market opportunities are all forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. For instance, the order described may not result in new orders for Avivagens products,  the customer plans may change due to many reasons, demand for Avivagens products may not continue to grow and could decline, Avivagen’s brand recognition may not increase as anticipated or could be impacted by negative events, Avivagens products may not gain market acceptance or regulatory approval in new jurisdictions or for new applications, including human applications, and may not be widely accepted as a replacement for antibiotics in livestock feeds, new market access may not occur in the timeline or manner expected by Avivagen, timing of fulfillment of the order may be delayed beyond current expectation for a number of reasons which would push fulfillment and recognition of revenues for this order into a future quarter and the market opportunities may not be as large as Avivagen anticipates, in each case due to many factors, many of which are outside of Avivagens control.  Readers are referred to the risk factors associated with the business of Avivagen set out in Avivagens most recent managements discussion and analysis of financial condition available at www.SEDAR.com. Except as required by law, Avivagen assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For more information:
Avivagen Inc.
Drew Basek
Director of Investor Relations
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6
Phone: 416-540-0733
E-mail: d.basek@avivagen.com

Kym Anthony
Chief Executive Officer
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6
Head Office Phone: 613-949-8164
Website: www.avivagen.com

Avivagen Receives Multiple New Orders and Joins Influential Industry Associations in Mexico

  • Introductory purchase orders secured with Forrajes Tesistan and Prolea
  • Membership in ANFACA and AMEPA to provide extended access to feed mills and farms throughout Mexico

Ottawa, ON / Business Wire/ October 6, 2020 / – Avivagen Inc.  (TSXV:VIV, OTCQB:VIVXF) (“Avivagen”), a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications that safely enhance and support immune function, thereby supporting general health and performance, is pleased to announce multiple introductory purchase orders for OxC-betaTM Livestock with new clients in Mexico. Along with the new orders, Avivigen has also announced that it has joined both Asociación Nacional de Fabricantes de Alimentos Para Consumo Animal. S.C (ANFACA) and Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Alimentos, A.C. (AMEPA) in Mexico, following a strategic plan developed with Meyenberg International Group., a consulting company with offices in  Guadalajara and Mexico City, specializing on helping companies to expand globally.

Avivagen has secured purchase agreements with two new customers in Mexico, each for an introductory order of 50kgs. The orders have been secured with:

  • Forrajes Tesistan, a member of ANFACA and the owner of numerous swine farms and a commercial feed mill.
  • Prolea, a large member of AMEPA and owner/manager of a number of dairy, poultry and swine farms in Northern Mexico. Prolea also owns and operates a commercial feed mill.

“We are very excited to expand the reach of OxC-betaTM Livestock in Mexico through these new client agreements and important alignments with ANFACA and AMEPA,” says Kym Anthony, Chief Executive Officer, Avivagen Inc. “We are optimistic that, as we have seen with other established customers like UNAHCO (based in the Philippines), and recently with Industrias Melder (based in Mexico), these introductory orders will lead to additional and larger orders from these customers. We are excited to begin establishing what we hope will be long-standing relationships with Tesistan and Prolea.”

ANFACA and AMEPA represent two of the most important and influential livestock feed and dairy production associations in Mexico, further extending the reach of OxC-betaTM Livestock in the important and growing feed production region. Each organization will offer OxC-betaTM Livestock to its members as well as conduct new trials for further usage in the region.

“As one of the fastest growing feed production markets worldwide, Mexico presents a significant ongoing opportunity for Avivagen,” adds Anthony. “As the trusted and established voices of the feed and dairy industries across Northern Mexico, we anticipate that our memberships with ANFACA and AMEPA will enable us to broaden and deepen our customer base and greatly extend the reach and usage of our proprietary and industry-leading alternative to antibiotics to a much wider market throughout the country.”

Guadalajara-based ANFACA is an important Livestock Producer and Supplier Association consisting of member-companies in the Jalisco region of Mexico, the country’s leading agriculture production state. The association’s membership base includes poultry, swine and dairy producers. Mexico-City-based AMEPA is an influential Mexico City-based feed millers association representing member companies including Gramosa and large dairy operators in Northern Mexico.

About Avivagen

Avivagen is a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications. By unlocking an overlooked facet of β-carotene activity, a path has been opened to safely and economically support immune function, thereby promoting general health and performance in animals.  Avivagen is a public corporation traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol VIV and on the OTCQB Exchange in the U.S. under the symbol VIVXF, and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, based in partnership facilities of the National Research Council of Canada and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. For more information, visit www.avivagen.com. The contents of the website are expressly not incorporated by reference in this press release.

About OxC-beta™ Technology and OxC-beta™ Livestock

Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ technology is derived from Avivagen discoveries about β-carotene and other carotenoids, compounds that give certain fruits and vegetables their bright colours. Through support of immune function the technology provides a non-antibiotic means of promoting health and growth. OxC-beta™ Livestock is a proprietary product shown to be an effective and economic alternative to the antibiotics commonly added to livestock feeds. The product is currently available for sale in the United States, Philippines, Taiwan, New Zealand, Thailand, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and Malaysia.

Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ Livestock product is safe, effective and could fulfill the global mandate to remove all in-feed antibiotics as growth promoters. Numerous international livestock trials with poultry and swine using OxC-beta™ Livestock have proven that the product performs as well as, and, sometimes, in some aspects, better than in-feed antibiotics.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon the current expectations of management. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties associated with the business of Avivagen Inc. and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions aim”, anticipate”, appear”, believe”, consider”, could”, estimate”, expect”, if”, intend”, goal”, hope”, likely”, may”, plan”, possibly”, potentially”, pursue”, seem”, should”, whether”, will”, would” and similar expressions. Statements set out in this news release relating to the continued distribution and acceptance of Avivagen’s technology, anticipated growth in demand for Avivagen’s products,  the possibility for OxC-beta™ Livestock to replace antibiotics in livestock feeds as well as fill a critical need for health support in certain livestock applications where antibiotics are precluded, the size of market opportunities.  the potential for a longer term relationship with or additional orders from Forrajes Tesistan and Prolea, and the anticipated benefits from Avivagen joining ANFACA and AMEPA are all forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. For instance, these initial orders may not result in new orders for Avivagens products,  demand for Avivagens products may not continue to grow and could decline, Avivagens products may not gain market acceptance or regulatory approval in new jurisdictions or for new applications and may not be widely accepted as a replacement for antibiotics in livestock feeds, new market access may not occur in the timeline or manner expected by Avivagen, the market opportunities may not be as large as Avivagen anticipates, Forrajes Tesistan and Prolea are under no obligation to place further orders with Avivagen and the anticipated benefits of membership with ANFACA and AMEPA may not be achieved due to many factors, many of which are outside of Avivagens control.  Trial results described above may not be indicative of anticipated results of using Avivagen’s products in all cases.  Readers are referred to the risk factors associated with the business of Avivagen set out in Avivagens most recent managements discussion and analysis of financial condition available at www.SEDAR.com. Except as required by law, Avivagen assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For more information:

Avivagen Inc.

Drew Basek
Director of Investor Relations
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6
Phone: 416-540-0733
E-mail: d.basek@avivagen.com

Kym Anthony
Chief Executive Officer
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6
Head Office Phone: 613-949-8164
Website: www.avivagen.com

 

Copyright © 2020 Avivagen Inc. OxC-beta™ is a trademark of Avivagen Inc

Avivagen Receives 10 Tonne Purchase Order for OxC-beta Livestock from Large North American Client

Ottawa, ON /Business Wire/ September 28, 2020 / –Avivagen Inc.  (TSXV:VIV, OTCQB:VIVXF) (“Avivagen”),a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications that safely enhance and support immune function, thereby supporting general health and performance, is pleased to announce that it has received a new purchase order for OxC-beta Livestock from Industrias Melder in Mexico through Avivagen’s Mexican consultant Meyenberg International Group.  Following its initial two tonne purchase order in May, Industrias Melder has delivered a purchase order for two tonnes of OxC-betaTM Livestock every two months, commencing in December 2020 and continuing for 10 months, for a total amount of ten tonnes.

“We are very pleased to continue to grow our mutually-beneficial relationship with Industrias Melder in Mexico,” says Kym Anthony, Chief Executive Officers, Avivigaen Inc. “As our largest North American client currently, Industrias Melder has seen first-hand the benefits that OxC-betaTM Livestock can provide, and this substantial commitment is further evidence of the value of the technology in promoting improved immune-system performance in livestock. The company’s application of OxC-betaTM to its commercial dairy production is further evidence of the new value streams in which the technology can be applied with great impact.”

Melder will be utilizing OxC-betaTM Livestock with its dairy, swine and poultry customers.

This purchase order further illustrates the significance of the two positive trials of the use of OxC-beta™ Livestock in commercial dairy production conducted earlier this year by a Mexican dairy farm which is a customer of Industrias Melder (see Avivagen News Release, May 20, 2020). The tests evaluated OxC-beta for the ability to improve animal health, productivity and milk quality. Of significant note, a large and well known Fortune 100 global dairy processor that purchases the farm’s milk recognized the farm with three separate financial awards for the improvements in milk yield, quality, and reduced bacterial levels achieved during the test.

With annual feed sales of more than 36 million tonnes[i] Mexico represents a fast-growing market for feed production. The purchase order is non-exclusive in nature, affording Avivagen the opportunity to continue ongoing discussions with other large distributors in the region.

About Avivagen

Avivagen is a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications. By unlocking an overlooked facet of β-carotene activity, a path has been opened to safely and economically support immune function, thereby promoting general health and performance in animals.  Avivagen is a public corporation traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol VIV and on the OTCQB Exchange in the U.S. under the symbol VIVXF, and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, based in partnership facilities of the National Research Council of Canada and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. For more information, visit www.avivagen.com. The contents of the website are expressly not incorporated by reference in this press release.

About OxC-beta™ Technology and OxC-beta™ Livestock

Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ technology is derived from Avivagen discoveries about β-carotene and other carotenoids, compounds that give certain fruits and vegetables their bright colours. Through support of immune function the technology provides a non-antibiotic means of promoting health and growth. OxC-beta™ Livestock is a proprietary product shown to be an effective and economic alternative to the antibiotics commonly added to livestock feeds. The product is currently available for sale in the United States, Philippines, Taiwan, New Zealand, Thailand, Mexico, Australia, Brazil and Malaysia.

Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ Livestock product is safe, effective and could fulfill the global mandate to remove all in-feed antibiotics as growth promoters. Numerous international livestock trials with poultry and swine using OxC-beta™ Livestock have proven that the product performs as well as, and, sometimes, in some aspects, better than in-feed antibiotics.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon the current expectations of management. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties associated with the business of Avivagen Inc. and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions aim”, anticipate”, appear”, believe”, consider”, could”, estimate”, expect”, if”, intend”, goal”, hope”, likely”, may”, plan”, possibly”, potentially”, pursue”, seem”, should”, whether”, will”, would” and similar expressions. Statements set out in this news release relating to future shipments of product based on the above referenced purchase order,  the continued distribution and acceptance of Avivagen’s technology, anticipated growth in demand for Avivagen’s products,  the possibility for OxC-beta™ Livestock to replace antibiotics in livestock feeds as well as fill a critical need for health support in certain livestock applications where antibiotics are precluded, the size of market opportunities and the potential for a longer term relationship with Industrias Melder are all forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. For instance, these initial orders may not result in new orders for Avivagens products,  despite receipt of the purchase order delivery or  fulfilment of orders of product could be delayed for a number of reasons, some of which are outside of Avivagen’ s control, which could result in anticipated revenues from such sales being delayed or in the most serious cases eliminated, actions taken by Avivagen’ s customers and factors affecting the business and financial viability of Avivagen’ s customers can have a negative impact on the expectation of future sales and revenues, demand for Avivagens products may not continue to grow and could decline, Avivagens products may not gain market acceptance or regulatory approval in new jurisdictions or for new applications and may not be widely accepted as a replacement for antibiotics in livestock feeds, new market access may not occur in the timeline or manner expected by Avivagen, the market opportunities may not be as large as Avivagen anticipates and a longer term relationship with Industrias Melder may not be achieved due to many factors, many of which are outside of Avivagens control.  Trial results described above may not be indicative of anticipated results of using Avivagen’s products in all cases.  Readers are referred to the risk factors associated with the business of Avivagen set out in Avivagens most recent managements discussion and analysis of financial condition available at www.SEDAR.com. Except as required by law, Avivagen assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For more information:

Avivagen Inc.

Drew Basek
Director of Investor Relations
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6
Phone: 416-540-0733
E-mail: d.basek@avivagen.com

Kym Anthony
Chief Executive Officer
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6
Head Office Phone: 613-949-8164

 

Copyright © 2020 Avivagen Inc. OxC-beta™ is a trademark of Avivagen Inc.

[i] https://www.alltech.com/press-release/2019-alltech-global-feed-survey-estimates-world-feed-production-increased-3-percent

Avivagen Announces TSX Venture Exchange Approval for Extension of Warrants

Ottawa, ON /Business Wire/ September 15, 2020/ – Avivagen Inc. (TSXV:VIV) (“Avivagen” or the “Corporation”), a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications that safely support immune function, promote general health and performance, announces that it has received approval by the TSX Venture Exchange to extend the expiry date of certain of its outstanding warrants.

The extended warrants are exercisable to purchase 2,774,991 common shares at $0.90 per share. These warrants were issued by Avivagen on June 1, 2016 by way of a private placement and had also been set to expire on September 30, 2020.  The new expiry date for these warrants is March 31, 2021.

All other terms and conditions of the warrants remain unchanged. The Company’s intention to seek extension of these warrants was previously announced on September 9, 2020.

About Avivagen

Avivagen is a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications. By unlocking an overlooked facet of β-carotene activity, a path has been opened to safely and economically support immune function, thereby promoting general health and performance in animals.  Avivagen is a public corporation traded on the TSX Venture and OTCQB® Venture Market exchanges under the symbols VIV and VIVXF, and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, based in partnership facilities of the National Research Council of Canada and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. For more information, visit www.avivagen.com. The contents of the website are expressly not incorporated by reference in this press release.

About OxC-beta™ Technology and OxC-beta™ Livestock

Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ technology is derived from Avivagen discoveries about β-carotene and other carotenoids, compounds that give certain fruits and vegetables their bright colours. Through support of immune function the technology provides a non-antibiotic means of promoting health and growth. OxC-beta™ Livestock is a proprietary product shown to be an effective and economic alternative to the antibiotics commonly added to livestock feeds. The product is currently available for sale in the United States, Philippines, Mexico,Taiwan, New Zealand, Thailand, Australia, Brazil and Malaysia.

Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ Livestock product is safe, effective and could fulfill the global mandate to remove all in-feed antibiotics as growth promoters. Numerous international livestock trials with poultry and swine using OxC-beta™ Livestock have proven that the product performs as well as, and, sometimes, in some aspects, better than in-feed antibiotics.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon the current expectations of management. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties associated with the business of Avivagen Inc. and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions “aim”, “anticipate”, “appear”, “believe”, “consider”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “if”, “intend”, “goal”, “hope”, “likely”, “may”, “plan”, “possibly”, “potentially”, “pursue”, “seem”, “should”, “whether”, “will”, “would” and similar expressions. Statements set out in this news release relating to the possibility for OxC-beta™ Livestock to replace antibiotics in livestock feeds as growth promoters are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. For instance, Avivagen’s products may not gain market acceptance or regulatory approval in new jurisdictions or for new applications and may not be widely accepted as a replacement for antibiotics as growth promoters in livestock feeds due to many factors, many of which are outside of Avivagen’s control.  Readers are referred to the risk factors associated with the business of Avivagen set out in Avivagen’s most recent management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition available at www.SEDAR.com. Except as required by law, Avivagen assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For more information:

Avivagen Inc.
Drew Basek
Director of Investor Relations
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6 Phone: 416-540-0733
E-mail: d.basek@avivagen.com

Kym Anthony
Chief Executive Officer
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6 Head Office Phone: 613-949-8164
Website: www.avivagen.com
Copyright © 2020 Avivagen Inc. OxC-beta™ is a trademark of Avivagen Inc.

Avivagen Inc. Announces Proposed Extension of Warrants

Ottawa, ON /Business Wire/ September 9, 2020 / Avivagen Inc. (TSXV:VIV, OTCQB:VIVXF) (“Avivagen” or the “Corporation”),a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications that safely enhance and support immune function, thereby supporting general health and performance, announces that it will be requesting approval from the TSX Venture Exchange for the extension of the expiration date of warrants exercisable to purchase 2,774,992 common shares at $0.90 per share, which were originally issued on June 1, 2016. These warrants currently have an expiration date of September 30, 2020. Subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval, the new date of expiry for such warrants will be March 31, 2021. All other terms of such warrants will remain unchanged.

About Avivagen

Avivagen is a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications. By unlocking an overlooked facet of β-carotene activity, a path has been opened to safely and economically support immune function, thereby promoting general health and performance in animals.  Avivagen is a public corporation traded on the TSX Venture and OTCQB® Venture Market exchanges under the symbols VIV and VIVXF, and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, based in partnership facilities of the National Research Council of Canada and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. For more information, visit www.avivagen.com. The contents of the website are expressly not incorporated by reference in this press release.

About OxC-beta™ Technology and OxC-beta™ Livestock

Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ technology is derived from Avivagen discoveries about β-carotene and other carotenoids, compounds that give certain fruits and vegetables their bright colours. Through support of immune function the technology provides a non-antibiotic means of promoting health and growth. OxC-beta™ Livestock is a proprietary product shown to be an effective and economic alternative to the antibiotics commonly added to livestock feeds. The product is currently available for sale in the United States, Philippines, Taiwan, New Zealand, Thailand, Australia, Malaysia, Mexico & Brazil.

Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ Livestock product is safe, effective and could fulfill the global mandate to remove all in-feed antibiotics as growth promoters. Numerous international livestock trials with poultry and swine using OxC-beta™ Livestock have proven that the product performs as well as, and, sometimes, in some aspects, better than in-feed antibiotics.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon the current expectations of management. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties associated with the business of Avivagen Inc. and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions “aim”, “anticipate”, “appear”, “believe”, “consider”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “if”, “intend”, “goal”, “hope”, “likely”, “may”, “plan”, “possibly”, “potentially”, “pursue”, “seem”, “should”, “whether”, “will”, “would” and similar expressions. Statements set out in this news release relating to the possibility for OxC-beta™ Livestock to replace antibiotics in livestock feeds as growth promoters are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. For instance, Avivagen’s products may not gain market acceptance or regulatory approval in new jurisdictions or for new applications and may not be widely accepted as a replacement for antibiotics as growth promoters in livestock feeds due to many factors, many of which are outside of Avivagen’s control.  Readers are referred to the risk factors associated with the business of Avivagen set out in Avivagen’s most recent management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition available at www.SEDAR.com. Except as required by law, Avivagen assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For more information:

Avivagen Inc.
Drew Basek
Director of Investor Relations
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6 Phone: 416-540-0733
E-mail: d.basek@avivagen.com

Kym Anthony
Chief Executive Officer
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6 Head Office Phone: 613-949-8164
Website: www.avivagen.com

Avivagen Inc. Announces Record Revenue for the Third Quarter Ending July 31, 2020

• Significant increase in revenue driven by significant new and existing customer orders
• Achieved product sales volume in Q3 equal to 85% of entire 2019 fiscal year volume
• Customers’ purchasing patterns confirm a recurring revenue business model

Ottawa, ON /Business Wire/ September 3rd, 2020 / Avivagen Inc. (TSXV:VIV, OTCQB:VIVXF) (“Avivagen” or the “Corporation”), a world leader in natural alternatives to antibiotics with its OxC-beta™ technology, has announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2020.

For the three-month period ended July 31, 2020, the Corporation reported revenues of $612,530, an increase of $600,046 over the three-month period ended July 31, 2019 and also a significant increase over the second quarter of 2020 revenues of $29,625. The increase in revenues were driven by two major sales during the quarter, including record-setting orders from Mexico-based Industrias Melder and Philippines-based UNAHCO. Additional sales were also secured in markets including Taiwan and Thailand, while regulatory approval and distribution agreements secured during the quarter in Brazil have already led to the company’s first order in the fourth quarter in the third largest livestock feed market in the world.

“We are very pleased to report the strongest revenue quarter in the Corporation’s history, headlined by record-setting sales in some of the world’s most important feed production markets,” says Kym Anthony, Chief Executive Officer, Avivagen Inc. “We have made strong inroads worldwide, and continue to secure regulatory approvals and distribution agreements that provide us with access to some of the largest feed producers around the globe. As both our global customer base and recurring order volumes continue to grow we expect to see greater quarter-to-quarter consistency in sales volume in future periods, but our third quarter results are further evidence of our ability to quickly overcome any sales timing lumpiness to deliver consistent revenue growth and shareholder value on an ongoing basis.”

About Avivagen
Avivagen is a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications. By unlocking an overlooked facet of β-carotene activity, a path has been opened to safely and economically support immune function, thereby promoting general health and performance in animals. Avivagen is a public corporation traded on the TSX Venture and OTCQB® Venture Market exchanges under the symbols VIV and VIVXF, and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, based in partnership facilities of the National Research Council of Canada and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. For more information, visit www.avivagen.com. The contents of the website are expressly not incorporated by reference in this press release.

About OxC-beta™ Technology and OxC-beta™ Livestock
Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ technology is derived from Avivagen discoveries about β-carotene and other carotenoids, compounds that give certain fruits and vegetables their bright colours. Through support of immune function the technology provides a non-antibiotic means of promoting health and growth. OxC-beta™ Livestock is a proprietary product shown to be an effective and economic alternative to the antibiotics commonly added to livestock feeds. The product is currently available for sale in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan, New Zealand, Thailand, Australia,Malaysia, Mexico and Brazil.

Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ Livestock product is safe, effective and could fulfill the global mandate to remove all in-feed antibiotics as growth promoters. Numerous international livestock trials with poultry and swine using OxC-beta™ Livestock have proven that the product performs as well as, and, sometimes, in some aspects, better than in-feed antibiotics.

Forward Looking Statements
This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon the current expectations of management. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties associated with the business of Avivagen Inc. and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions “aim”, “anticipate”, “appear”, “believe”, “consider”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “if”, “intend”, “goal”, “hope”, “likely”, “may”, “plan”, “possibly”, “potentially”, “pursue”, “seem”, “should”, “whether”, “will”, “would” and similar expressions. Statements set out in this news release relating to customer purchasing patterns, the expected recurring nature of revenues, the possibility of securing additional regulatory approvals, the possibility of entering into additional distribution agreements, access to additional markets and customers, the expectation that revenues will become consistent quarter over quarter and the possibility for OxC-beta™ Livestock to replace antibiotics in livestock feeds as growth promoters are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. For instance, customers are generally under no obligation to purchase more Avivagen product, past revenues and buying patterns may not be indicative of future revenues and buying patterns, Avivagen’s products may not gain market acceptance or regulatory approval in new jurisdictions or for new applications and may not be widely accepted as a replacement for antibiotics as growth promoters in livestock feeds, new distribution agreements may not be entered into within the timeframes expected or at all or Avivagen may not receive the expected benefit from such agreements and revenues may continue to be inconsistent on a quarter over quarter basis, all due to many factors, many of which are outside of Avivagen’s control. Readers are referred to the risk factors associated with the business of Avivagen set out in Avivagen’s most recent management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition available at www.SEDAR.com. Except as required by law, Avivagen assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For more information:
Avivagen Inc.
Drew Basek
Director of Investor Relations
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6 Phone: 416-540-0733
E-mail: d.basek@avivagen.com

Kym Anthony
Chief Executive Officer
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6 Head Office Phone: 613-949-8164

Avivagen To Present at The LD 500 Virtual Conference

Ottawa, ON / August 31, 2020 / – Avivagen Inc. (TSXV:VIV, OTCQB:VIVXF) (“Avivagen”), , a life sciences company with a natural, approved and patented alternative to antibiotics, announced that it will be presenting at the LD 500 investor conference on Thursday, September 3rd at 9:40 AM EST. Kym Anthony, Chief Executive Officer will be presenting to a live audience.

Register here: https://ld-micro-conference.events.issuerdirect.com/

“We have been waiting for this moment all year long. Due to COVID, it has been nearly impossible for physical conferences to even take place. I want to show the world that you can still learn, have a great time, and see some of the most unique companies in the capital markets today. All without having to step foot outside. For the first time, LD Micro is accessible to everyone, and we are honored to welcome you to one of the most trusted platforms in the space.” stated Chris Lahiji, Founder of LD.

The LD 500 will take place on September 1st through the 4th.

View AVIVAGEN’S profile here: http://www.Id/micro.com/profile/VIV

About LD Micro

Back in 2006, LD Micro began with the sole purpose of being an independent resource to the microcap world.

What started as a newsletter highlighting unique companies, has transformed into the pre-eminent event platform in the space.

The upcoming “500” in September is the Company’s most ambitious project yet, and the first event that is accessible to everyone.

For those interested in attending, please contact David Scher at david@ldmicro.com or visit www.ldmicro.com for more information.

About Avivagen

Avivagen is a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications. By unlocking an overlooked facet of β-carotene activity, a path has been opened to safely and economically support immune function, thereby promoting general health and performance in animals. Avivagen is a public corporation traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol VIV and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, based in partnership facilities of the National Research Council of Canada and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. For more information, visit www.avivagen.com. The contents of the website are expressly not incorporated by reference in this press release.

About OxC-beta™ Technology and OxC-beta™ Livestock

Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ technology is derived from Avivagen discoveries about β-carotene and other carotenoids, compounds that give certain fruits and vegetables their bright colours. Through support of immune function the technology provides a non-antibiotic means of promoting health and growth. OxC-beta™ Livestock is a proprietary product shown to be an effective and economic alternative to the antibiotics commonly added to livestock feeds. The product is currently available for sale in the United States, Philippines, Taiwan, New Zealand, Thailand, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and Malaysia.

Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ Livestock product is safe, effective and could fulfill the global mandate to remove all in-feed antibiotics as growth promoters. Numerous international livestock trials with poultry and swine using OxC-beta™ Livestock have proven that the product performs as well as, and, sometimes, in some aspects, better than in-feed antibiotics.

Forward Looking Statements
This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon the current expectations of management. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties associated with the business of Avivagen Inc. and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions “aim”, “anticipate”, “appear”, “believe”, “consider”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “if”, “intend”, “goal”, “hope”, “likely”, “may”, “plan”, “possibly”, “potentially”, “pursue”, “seem”, “should”, “whether”, “will”, “would” and similar expressions. Statements set out in this news release relating to  the possibility for OxC-beta™ Livestock to replace antibiotics in livestock feeds as well as fill a critical need for health support in certain livestock applications where antibiotics are precluded, the potential for demand for OxC-betaTM Livestock to grow once this initial order is fully utilized are all forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. For instance, this order may not result in additional orders for Avivagen’s products in Brazil, Avivagen’s products may not gain market acceptance and may not be widely accepted as a replacement for antibiotics in livestock feeds and the market opportunities may not be as large as Avivagen anticipates due to many factors, many of which are outside of Avivagen’s control.  Readers are referred to the risk factors associated with the business of Avivagen set out in Avivagen’s most recent management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition available at www.SEDAR.com. Except as required by law, Avivagen assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For more information:

Avivagen Inc.
Drew Basek
Director of Investor Relations
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6
Phone: 416-540-0733
E-mail: d.basek@avivagen.com

Kym Anthony
CEO
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6
Head Office Phone: 613-949-8164
Website: www.avivagen.com

Avivagen Announces Publication of Scientific Paper in British Journal of Nutrition

Ottawa, ON / Business Wire / August 18, 2020 / – Avivagen Inc. (TSXV:VIV, OTCQB:VIVXF) (“Avivagen”), a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications that safely enhance and support immune function, thereby supporting general health and performance, is pleased to announce that a seminal paper, written by scientists from South China Agricultural University, which reports “The effects of maternal supplementation with fully oxidised β-carotene on the reproductive performance and immune response of sows, as well as the growth performance of nursing piglets” has been accepted for publication by the British Journal of Nutrition. Established in 1947 and published by Cambridge University Press, the prestigious British Journal of Nutrition is an international peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing original papers and review articles across the full spectrum of nutritional science, covering research on animal and human nutrition.

Jamie Nickerson, Avivagen’s Executive VP Business Development and Product Innovation, commented:

“The study showed a definite improvement in a number of colostrum and milk quality parameters, including the concentration of antibodies and other important immunological factors. Transfer of antibodies from the sow to piglets via the colostrum and milk provides critical disease-protection to suckling piglets whose immune systems are still immature. Given the improved colostrum and milk quality it was not surprising that the results also suggested that litters from OxC-beta-fed sows remained healthier and weaned heavier compared to controls. Improvement in the overall health of the sows fed OxC-beta represents the likely explanation for the observed benefits to colostrum and milk quality. There were apparent improvements in other measures of sow health as well, including reduced weight loss during lactation, a higher percentage of sows returning to estrus earlier, and fewer undersized piglets at birth. The industry recognizes that the results are indicative of real benefits and we have had a number of customers testing OxC-beta in their own sow herds”.

“The publication of this paper will help the scientific community and the health sciences industry in general to understand the power of our discovery. Furthermore, publication of studies in peer-reviewed scientific literature provides important validation of the results that feed industry clients look for”, added Kym Anthony, Avivagen’s Chief Executive Officer. “We continue to discover new and beneficial applications of OxC-beta™ with the anticipation of additional peer- reviewed publications.”

The free access publication is available at https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/effects-of-
maternal-supplementation-with-fully-oxidised-carotene-on-the-reproductive-performance-and-
immune-response-of-sows-as-well-as-the-growth-performance-of-nursing-
piglets/F6F12FE398071121D1F8CD62C0A60DA8

About Avivagen

Avivagen is a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications. By unlocking an overlooked facet of β-carotene activity, a path has been opened to safely and economically support immune function, thereby promoting general health and performance in animals. Avivagen is a public corporation traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol VIV and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, based in partnership facilities of the National Research Council of Canada and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. For more information, visit www.avivagen.com. The contents of the website are expressly not incorporated by reference in this press release.

About OxC-beta™ Technology and OxC-beta™ Livestock

Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ technology is derived from Avivagen discoveries about β-carotene and other carotenoids, compounds that give certain fruits and vegetables their bright colours. Through support of immune function the technology provides a non-antibiotic means of promoting health and growth. OxC-beta™ Livestock is a proprietary product shown to be an effective and economic alternative to the antibiotics commonly added to livestock feeds. The product is currently available for sale in the United States, Philippines, Taiwan, New Zealand, Thailand, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and Malaysia.

Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ Livestock product is safe, effective and could fulfill the global mandate to remove all in-feed antibiotics as growth promoters. Numerous international livestock trials with poultry and swine using OxC-beta™ Livestock have proven that the product performs as well as, and, sometimes, in some aspects, better than in-feed antibiotics.

Forward Looking Statements
This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon the current expectations of management. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties associated with the business of Avivagen Inc. and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions “aim”, “anticipate”, “appear”, “believe”, “consider”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “if”, “intend”, “goal”, “hope”, “likely”, “may”, “plan”, “possibly”, “potentially”, “pursue”, “seem”, “should”, “whether”, “will”, “would” and similar expressions. Statements set out in this news release relating to  the possibility for OxC-beta™ Livestock to replace antibiotics in livestock feeds as well as fill a critical need for health support in certain livestock applications where antibiotics are precluded, the potential for demand for OxC-betaTM Livestock to grow once this initial order is fully utilized are all forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. For instance, this order may not result in additional orders for Avivagen’s products in Brazil, Avivagen’s products may not gain market acceptance and may not be widely accepted as a replacement for antibiotics in livestock feeds and the market opportunities may not be as large as Avivagen anticipates due to many factors, many of which are outside of Avivagen’s control.  Readers are referred to the risk factors associated with the business of Avivagen set out in Avivagen’s most recent management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition available at www.SEDAR.com. Except as required by law, Avivagen assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For more information:

Avivagen Inc.
Drew Basek
Director of Investor Relations
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6
Phone: 416-540-0733
E-mail: d.basek@avivagen.com

Kym Anthony
CEO
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6
Head Office Phone: 613-949-8164
Website: www.avivagen.com

Avivagen Secures First Sale of OxC-beta™ Livestock in Brazil

Ottawa, ON / Business Wire / August 12, 2020 / – Avivagen Inc.  (TSXV:VIV, OTCQB:VIVXF) (“Avivagen”), a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications that safely enhance and support immune function, thereby supporting general health and performance, is pleased to announce that it has recorded its first sale of OxC-beta™ Livestock in Brazil.  The 125 kg purchase was made by Look Chemicals, Avivagen’s distribution partner in Brazil, and represents an introductory order as the company begins to roll out the use of the product in the market.

“We are very excited to announce our first order of OxC-betaTM Livestock in Brazil, one of the largest and most important livestock feed markets in the world,” said Kym Anthony, Chief Executive Officer of Avivagen.  “Similar to our experience with our initial orders with UNAHCO in the Philippines and Industrias Melder in Mexico, we are confident that demand for OxC-betaTM Livestock will grow once this initial order is fully utilized”.

Brazil is the world’s third largest livestock feed market, consuming 69 million tonnes of livestock feed each year, and key exporter of livestock to regions that have previously implemented bans against the use of antibiotics in livestock feed[i], including Europe.

About Avivagen

Avivagen is a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications. By unlocking an overlooked facet of β-carotene activity, a path has been opened to safely and economically support immune function, thereby promoting general health and performance in animals. Avivagen is a public corporation traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol VIV and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, based in partnership facilities of the National Research Council of Canada and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. For more information, visit www.avivagen.com. The contents of the website are expressly not incorporated by reference in this press release.

About OxC-beta™ Technology and OxC-beta™ Livestock

Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ technology is derived from Avivagen discoveries about β-carotene and other carotenoids, compounds that give certain fruits and vegetables their bright colours. Through support of immune function the technology provides a non-antibiotic means of promoting health and growth. OxC-beta™ Livestock is a proprietary product shown to be an effective and economic alternative to the antibiotics commonly added to livestock feeds. The product is currently available for sale in the United States, Philippines, Taiwan, New Zealand, Thailand, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and Malaysia.

Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ Livestock product is safe, effective and could fulfill the global mandate to remove all in-feed antibiotics as growth promoters. Numerous international livestock trials with poultry and swine using OxC-beta™ Livestock have proven that the product performs as well as, and, sometimes, in some aspects, better than in-feed antibiotics.

Forward Looking Statements
This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon the current expectations of management. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties associated with the business of Avivagen Inc. and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions “aim”, “anticipate”, “appear”, “believe”, “consider”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “if”, “intend”, “goal”, “hope”, “likely”, “may”, “plan”, “possibly”, “potentially”, “pursue”, “seem”, “should”, “whether”, “will”, “would” and similar expressions. Statements set out in this news release relating to  the possibility for OxC-beta™ Livestock to replace antibiotics in livestock feeds as well as fill a critical need for health support in certain livestock applications where antibiotics are precluded, the potential for demand for OxC-betaTM Livestock to grow once this initial order is fully utilized are all forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. For instance, this order may not result in additional orders for Avivagen’s products in Brazil, Avivagen’s products may not gain market acceptance and may not be widely accepted as a replacement for antibiotics in livestock feeds and the market opportunities may not be as large as Avivagen anticipates due to many factors, many of which are outside of Avivagen’s control.  Readers are referred to the risk factors associated with the business of Avivagen set out in Avivagen’s most recent management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition available at www.SEDAR.com. Except as required by law, Avivagen assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For more information:

Avivagen Inc.
Drew Basek
Director of Investor Relations
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6
Phone: 416-540-0733
E-mail: d.basek@avivagen.com

Kym Anthony
CEO
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6
Head Office Phone: 613-949-8164
Website: www.avivagen.com

[i] [i] https://www.alltech.com/press-release/2019-alltech-global-feed-survey-estimates-world-feed-production-increased-3-percent