Itaconix PLC (LON:ITX) has added a second European customer to its client base for its Itaconix CHT122 bio-based detergent ingredient. The customer is using the Itaconix polymer as a key ingredient in a new non-phosphate detergent.

Gfinity PLC (LON:GFIN) has been appointed to operate online qualifying and playoffs for the US edition of the ePremier League esports tournament. The ePremier League USA, which is run by the Premier League and US broadcast network NBC Sports, is a free-to-play tournament that will see players compete as their favourite Premier League football team through the FIFA video game franchise.

Oracle Power PLC (LON:ORCP) has highlighted recent talks between the Pakistan authorities and the chair of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) organisation which, among other things, covered proposals to build a rail line through the Thar desert. A development involving a 105 kilometre rail line from Chhor to Islamkot – passing through the Thar desert – would allow the transportation of coal and open up distribution to new customers.

Arecor Ltd, the privately-owned biopharmaceutical company advancing therapies to enable healthier lives, said it has achieved an important second, contractual milestone with one of its pharmaceutical partners. The first milestone was triggered in October 2017 following the signature of a license agreement between the parties.

Clinigen Group PLC (LON:CLIN) chief executive, Shaun Chilton, has set the scene for a strong end to the financial year, telling shareholders that the firm’s organic gross profit growth would be at the upper end of the medium-term range of 5%-10%. The update was provided alongside a robust set of interims from the pharma and services company, which revealed a 35% increase in gross profit £108.1mln, representing underlying growth of 9%.

InnovaDerma PLC (LON:IDP) said the online customer base for its Skinny Tan product has increased by 12% to 683,000 since June of last year. In its results statement covering the second half of 2019, the developer of beauty, personal care and life science products said it had been a period of strong progress. Revenue surged 32.8% to £5.1mln from £3.9mln in the same period of 2018.

Tlou Energy Limited (LON:TLOU) told investors that it has received a regulatory document in support of the tender for its coal bed methane venture in Botswana. The written confirmation is from Botswana’s Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security. Tlou said it looks forward to working to finalise the power purchase agreement for the project in due course.

FastForward Innovations Ltd’s (LON:FFWD) portfolio firm EMMAC has launched Medican, the UK’s first operational distance medical cannabis pharmacy. EMMAC, in which FFWD owns a 2.4% stake, said Medican has already processed over 100 medical cannabis prescriptions in the UK and will be able to leverage EMMAC’s vertically integrated supply chain to create value for clients.

OptiBiotix Health PLC (LON:OPTI) has updated on a number of developments to support the commercial roll-out of its products. Chief among them was the complete evaluation of the ingredients of weight management line SlimBiome to ensure they are generally recognised as safe per US Code 21 CFR 170.30.

Red Rock Resources PLC (LON:RRR) will undertake a second phase of exploration on the Luanshimba licence in the copper belt in the Democratic Republic of Congo, near the Zambian border. The licence is prospective for copper and cobalt mineralisation. An initial programme conducted in 2018 identified two open-ended areas strongly anomalous for copper and cobalt.

Iofina PLC‘s (LON:IOF) president and CEO, Dr. Tom Becker told shareholders on Tuesday that “iodine markets have remained strong” after a solid 2019, with no impact seen to the market from the coronavirus outbreak, and the group is excited about a new plant which will come online in the months ahead. In a market update, the boss of the AIM-listed specialists in the exploration and production of iodine and manufacturers of specialty chemical products, said the company’s directors “are confident that prices will continue to favour the Group as it progresses through 2020.”

Cora Gold Ltd (LON:CORA) has returned further gold intersections from drilling at its Sanankoro project in the Yanfolila gold belt, Southern Mali. The primary focus of the drilling was to target shallow oxide extensions beyond the footprint of the existing 5mln tonne JORC resource, which already shows 265,000 ounces of gold.

Aminex PLC (LON:AEX) and partner APT are teeing up their operations in Tanzania in anticipation of the ‘greenlight’ from regulatory authorities. The company, in a statement, also highlighted that there are “positive indications” that Tanzania is re-engaging with the international business community, after a period of reduced corporate engagement, in order to support the country’s power demands.

Solo Oil PLC (LON:SOLO) chief executive Tom Reynolds said the AIM-quoted investment firm is “encouraged” by Tuesday’s update from Tanzania partner Aminex PLC (LON:AEX).

Anglo Pacific Group PLC (LON:APF)(TSE:APY) has updated the market on the likely impact of the coronavirus on its business, ahead of a presentation to the BMO Capital Markets mining conference in Miami today. While conceding that it’s too early to say what the overall impact will be on commodities prices, Anglo Pacific noted that generally prices have held up well and that coking coal prices are actually up 14% in the year-to-date.

ANGLE PLC (LON:AGL) (OTCMKTS:ANPCY), a world-leading liquid biopsy company, and BioView Ltd. (TASE:BIOV) will present results of their recent collaboration to develop an integrated workflow for identifying clinical biomarkers on circulating tumor cells (CTCs) at the Molecular Med Tri-Con 2020 Conference in San Francisco (Tri-Con) on March 4. The presentation, “Combining Cell Harvesting and Imaging Technologies for CTC Liquid Biopsy Sample-to-Answer”, will be presented by Anne-Sophie Pailhes-Jimenez, ANGLE Senior R&D Group Leader at Molecular Med Tri-Con 2020.

Oriole Resources PLC (LON:ORR), the AIM-quoted exploration company focused on West Africa, reports that it has disposed of its 12.27% holding in Tembo Gold Corp. following the sale of 19,975,000 ordinary shares for net proceeds of £172,000. In a statement, the AIM-listed firm said the sale – by Oriole’s wholly-owned subsidiary company, Stratex Gold AG -supports the company’s previously announced strategy of asset realisation of non-core assets to help fund its ongoing exploration programmes in Cameroon.

Alien Metals Limited (LON:UFO) has raised £700,000 in a share placing and subscription to fund what it says is “high-impact exploration” in Mexico and Australia. The company said it had raised the funds through the issue of around 466mln new shares at a price of 0.15p each, a 29% discount to its Monday closing price.

Salt Lake Potash Ltd (ASX:SO4) (LON:SO4) (OTCMKTS:WHELF) has completed the second stage of on-lake construction at its sulphate of potash (SOP) from its Lake Way Project in Western Australia. Stage 2 includes 275 hectares of brine evaporation ponds which will provide feed salts to the process plant in 2021.

ADM Energy Plc (LON:ADME), the AIM-listed oil and gas investing company quoted on AIM, announced that its joint ‘house’ broker Fox-Davies Capital as issued an initiation report on the company.

Ariana Resources (LON:AAU), the exploration and development company operating in Turkey, said it was informed today that its chairman, Michael de Villiers sold 200,000 ordinary shares in the company from his SIPP at a price of 3.141p each, and at the same time purchased 200,000 ordinary shares at 3.269p each. Accordingly, the group added, de Villiers’ holding in the company remains at 54,845,000 ordinary shares, or 5.17% of the issued share capital.

SDX Energy PLC (LON:SDX), the MENA-focused oil and gas company is pleased to announce that Peel Hunt has been appointed as joint corporate broker to the company with immediate effect.