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      ASP Isotopes (ASPI) Stock Went Up After Insider Buying

      By Fahim Awan

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      October 31, 2023

      3:17 PM UTC

      ASP Isotopes (ASPI) Stock Went Up After Insider Buying

      ASP Isotopes Inc. (NASDAQ: ASPI) shares ascended by 5.88%, concluding the previous trading session at a valuation of $1.08 per share. The upswing in ASP Isotopes’ stock value was precipitated by notable insider trades disclosed on Monday.

      In a submission to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed yesterday, it was revealed that three directors of ASP Isotopes (ASPI) collectively procured 291,050 shares of the company. These shares were acquired at a unit price of $0.96, incurring total investment of $2,453,178. Among these acquisitions, Directors Donfeld Joshua Jay and Moore Duncan each secured 100,000 ASPI shares, while Wider Todd obtained 91,050 shares of the company.

      Furthermore, also on Monday, ASPI entered into a strategic partnership with PET Labs for the manufacturing and dissemination of medical isotopes. PET Laboratories represents a radiopharmaceutical company hailing from South Africa with a specialization in nuclear medical practices and the creation of radiopharmaceuticals.

      As part of this cooperative endeavor, these two organizations envisage the deployment of a pair of extra cyclotrons in South Africa, with one set for Pretoria and the other designated for Cape Town. General Electric Healthcare is slated to provide these cyclotrons, which are expected to meet the medical radioisotope demands of South Africa and select neighboring nations.

      The financing for these cyclotrons is anticipated to be facilitated through third-party debt financing arrangements. The core objective of this partnership is to extend their presence into emerging markets where there is an evident shortage of radioisotopes crucial for medical imaging.

      The strategic affiliation with PET Labs positions ASPI for substantial expansion over the forthcoming years, ensuring a consistent supply of PET and SPECT radioisotopes to the Southern African region and developing world markets.

      Technological advancements in PET imaging across diverse diagnostic applications and the burgeoning demand for novel PET radiopharmaceutical production are anticipated to steer market growth. The growing inclination toward image-guided interventions is further driving the global PET scanning market’s expansion.

      An unmistakable necessity for augmented radioisotope production capacity within Sub-Saharan Africa exists, and ASP Isotopes, in collaboration with PET Labs, is determined to harness this opportunity to introduce innovative treatments to patients in emerging markets.

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