Reportedly, PepsiCo Inc (PEP) is to become the first company to receive its orders for Tesla’s (TSLA) much-delayed Semi truck EVs in December. The beverage giant informed that the trucks would be used at its Frito-Lay plant in Modesto, California, and its PepsiCo beverages factory in Sacramento. The company has been aiming to reduce fuel costs and emissions and reserved 100 trucks in 2017.
Major U.S. companies have pledged to act in order to reduce emissions and their impacts on the environment, with PepsiCo aiming to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040. However, Tesla nor Pepsi disclosed the number of Semis that would arrive at PepsiCo in December.
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“INVO’s cumulative progress over the past two years, on both the commercial front as well as additional real world patient outcomes data, allowed us to further highlight our innovative INVOcell solution at last week’s ASRM conference,” commented Steve Shum, CEO of INVO Bioscience. “It was clear at this year’s annual conference that INVOcell’s presence in the marketplace is growing, and our expanded commercial approach is attractive. Our business development team engaged in a number of productive discussions with interested parties at the conference revolving around our commercial efforts toward providing INVOcell to existing clinics, opening our own INVO Centers, and now selectively acquiring existing fertility practices.”
Important to the recent progress, over the past year, INVO Bioscience opened, in collaboration with physician partners, three North American-based INVO Centers focused on offering IVC as an advanced and affordable alternative to IVF, utilizing INVOcell. The Company has also announced plans to open centers in Kansas City, Tampa Bay, and the San Francisco Bay Area with the goal of further expanding to other locations to help address the massively underserved patients suffering from infertility issues and a lack of affordable and reasonably located access to care.
On August 15, 2022, INVO also announced its intention to opportunistically pursue acquisitions of established fertility clinics in the U.S. to complement its existing strategy of opening new INVO Centers to accelerate its growth initiatives. The Company signed a non-binding letter of intent for one specific opportunity. INVO and the key principals are working to consummate this acquisition and will then develop a plan to incorporate INVOcell and the IVC procedure into the clinic’s existing operations to grow the business and provide an additional treatment option for patients.
“We believe the strategy to acquire established fertility clinics in the U.S. complements our existing INVO Center strategy and will allow us to accelerate our growth plans and help expand the use of INVOcell. Potential acquisitions of established profitable fertility clinics in the U.S. represents a logical extension of our strategy. We believe the ASRM conference provided a great opportunity to further communicate our overall progress and technology achievements as well as our unique commercial approach toward helping to democratize fertility care,” Shum concluded.
The ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo, https://www.asrm.org, is an in-person conference held each October in various cities across the U.S. The Society is dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of reproductive medicine. It accomplishes its mission through the pursuit of excellence in evidence-based, life-long education and learning, through the advancement and support of innovative research, through the development and dissemination of the highest ethical and quality standards in patient care, and through advocacy on behalf of physicians and affiliated healthcare providers and their patients. This year’s Congress featured tracks for Reproductive Endocrinology, Assisted Reproductive Technology, ART Lab, Reproductive Surgery, Mental Health, Nursing, Genetic Counseling, Male Reproduction, and more.