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Salarius First U.S.A. Bulk B2B Order

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Tekcapital plc
04 July 2022


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4 July 2022

Tekcapital Plc

("Tekcapital", the "Company" or "the Group")


Portfolio Company Update: Salarius, Ltd. ("Salarius")

First Bulk B2B Order of MicroSalt® in the U.S.


Tekcapital Plc (AIM: TEK), (OTCQB: TEKCF) the UK intellectual property investment group focused on creating valuable products from investing in university technology that can improve people's lives, is pleased to announce that MicroSalt, Inc., the U.S. operating subsidiary of Salarius, Ltd. has provided an update of its commercial activities.


MicroSalt continues its rapid expansion in the low salt and sodium markets and is pleased to announce that it has executed its first bulk B2B MicroSalt order in the US.

Rick Guiney, MicroSalt's CEO said, "This large initial order is a testament to the timeliness and flexibility of our products. Not only are we able to provide a low sodium solution at scale, but we also deliver a highly functional product that allows processors to eliminate several internal procedures. Interest is also very high for bulk B2B MicroSalt sales internationally.

"This progress follows on the heels of the expansion of MicroSalt's SaltMe brand of low-sodium potato chips into over 3,000 retail stores nationwide in the U.S., up from 2,400 stores last quarter. SaltMe chips were also featured on ABC News 4 Charleston this month as part of a feature they ran entitled Good Healthy Snacks. Additionally, we continue to see significant growth in online sales of SaltMe chips and related social media engagements.

"Our successful 2022 marketing efforts have included attendance at seven industry trade shows year-to-date with four additional events remaining this year, including an in-store sampling partnership with Canada Dry® to highlight SaltMe Chips and the new Canada Dry® flavored Ginger Ale.

We have also begun test marketing the first MicroSalt® salt-shakers for food service, restaurants and retail sale. The initial reception has been very positive and we will update the market regarding the anticipated roll-out of this new product line in the near-term.

The health issues surrounding the excess consumption of sodium cannot be overstated and the ever-increasing profile of low salt and sodium products serves not only as a launching pad for MicroSalt but acts as a foundational tool in our fight to improve the health and wellness of our family, friends, neighbors and global customers".

Dr. Clifford Gross, Executive Chairman of Tekcapital plc said, "Based on the rapid progress of MicroSalt and the global opportunity to convert their patented, first-mover advantage into a potentially significant position in the low-sodium salt market, we are considering a listing of MicroSalt on the London market in 2023".


About MicroSalt

MicroSalt, is the developer and manufacturer of a proprietary low-sodium salt called MicroSalt®. We are passionate about improving peoples' lives with better-for-you snacks by taking the lead in the industry by providing the best low-sodium salt solution, based on the mechanical transformation of the salt particle itself. This solution is the only one that delivers real salt flavor because it is salt. Our new patented technology produces salt crystals that are approximately one hundred times smaller than typical table salt, delivering a powerful saltiness as the micro-grains dissolve in the mouth, with approximately 50% less sodium consumption. Additionally, the ultra-small particle size enhances product adhesion, which reduces waste and provides improved flavor consistency. MicroSalt® and SaltMe® are registered trademarks of MicroSalt Inc.


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To learn more about SaltMe! snacks please visit


Tekcapital owns 97.2% of the share capital of Salarius Ltd. and 73% of MicroSalt Inc. its U.S. subsidiary.  


About Tekcapital plc

Tekcapital creates value from investing in new, university-developed discoveries that can enhance people's lives and provides a range of technology transfer services to help organisations evaluate and commercialise new technologies. Tekcapital is quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM: symbol TEK) and is headquartered in the UK. For more information, please visit



For further information, please contact:

Tekcapital Plc 

Via Flagstaff IR

Clifford M. Gross, Ph.D. 

SP Angel  Corporate Finance LLP                                                         (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

+44 (0) 20 3470 0470 

Richard Morrison / Charlie Bouverat (Corporate Finance)

Rob Rees (Corporate Broking)



Flagstaff Strategic and Investor Communications                                    +44 (0)207 129 1474

Tim Thompson/Andrea Seymour/Fergus Mellon        


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