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Regeneron Science Talent Search to Announce 300 U.S. High School Scholars

Thursday January 3 rd 2019

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ –

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When:

12 p.m. EST, Jan. 9, 2019

What:

Three hundred high school seniors will be named scholars in the , the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition, founded and produced by . Visit at 12 p.m. EST on Jan. 9 to see the full list of scholars, who were selected from an applicant pool of nearly 2,000 students. The scholars hail from 184 American and international high schools in 38 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and two countries abroad. Each of the 300 scholars and their schools will be awarded $2,000.

In 2017, became the third sponsor of the Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. As part of its 10-year, $100 million commitment, Regeneron nearly doubled the overall award distribution to $3.1 million annually to better reward the best and brightest young minds. Founded and led by Science Talent Search alumni, Regeneron recognizes and prioritizes the need to inspire more young people to engage in science.

Who:

The were selected from 1,964 applications, which were received from 601 high schools in 48 states, two U.S. territories and eligible students living in seven other countries. The scholars were selected based on their exceptional research skills, commitment to academics, innovative thinking and promise as scientists. This year, research projects cover topics from bioengineering to environmental science to physics.

Next Steps:

On Jan. 23, 40 of the 300 scholars will be named Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists. Finalists will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., from March 7-13, when they will compete for more than $1.8 million in awards provided by Regeneron. The Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists are engaged in trailblazing scientific research that addresses some of our most urgent global challenges. While in Washington, D.C., the finalists will undergo a rigorous judging process, interact with leading scientists, display their research for the public and meet with members of Congress. Winners will be announced at a black-tie gala award ceremony at the National Building Museum on March 12.

Quotes:

“Regeneron congratulates this year’s Science Talent Search scholars, who have applied deep curiosity and rigorous research skills to the important scientific questions of today,” said Hala Mirza, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Citizenship at Regeneron. “These students are the future leaders of tomorrow and are using innovative thinking to improve our world. We hope their achievements will inspire other young people to engage with STEM.”

“These amazing young people have demonstrated an exceptional degree of hard work and passion for discovery. We are inspired by their brilliant thinking, and look forward to continue supporting them in their scientific endeavors,” said Maya Ajmera, President and CEO of Society for Science the Public and Publisher of Science News. “We are thrilled to partner with Regeneron to celebrate this year’s Science Talent Search scholars.”

More Info:

The  is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Founded and produced by  the Science Talent Search has been developing the nation’s young scientific talent and fostering future innovators for more than 75 years.

Science Talent Search alumni have gone on to have world-changing careers in science and earn more than 100 of the most esteemed science and math honors, including 13 Nobel Prizes, 42 National Academy of Sciences Members, 19 MacArthur Foundation Fellows, 13 National Medals of Science and 5 Breakthrough Prize Winners.

Guided by the belief that scientific advances are key to solving global challenges, Society for Science the Public founded the Science Talent Search in 1942, providing a national stage for the country’s best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized, professional scientists.

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Ouster Announces OS-1 128 Channel Lidar Sensor

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Ouster, a leading manufacturer of high-resolution lidar sensors, today announced its newest multi-beam flash lidar sensor, the OS-1-128. The OS-1-128 is the highest resolution lidar on the market and comes with no change in size, mass, power consumption, or ruggedness compared to the OS-1-64, and continues to deliver on the promise of Moore’s Law-esque product improvements enabled from Ouster’s architecture.

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The OS-1-128 has a 45° vertical field of view, the widest available of any commercially sold high-performance lidar sensor. It is perfect for safety-critical robotics applications like autonomous vehicles, where minimizing lidar blind spots has been challenging to date. It incorporates 0.35° vertical angular resolution, uniformly spaced throughout the field of view, providing a consistent and dense point cloud.

The OS-1-128 is priced at $18,000, six times cheaper than the competing 128-channel lidar sensor. This extends Ouster’s commitment of providing the lowest pricing at every performance level.

This new sensor also takes the perfectly correlated 3D and 2D range, intensity, and ambient that Ouster has become known for to the next level, with double the vertical resolution.

Additionally, these improvements in resolution benefit from the same that Ouster continues to build on. Other high resolution lidar sensors on the market have been plagued with high field-failure rates that scale with resolution. Ouster’s simple design sets a new bar in the lidar market and offers increased resolution without reliability compromises.

“Ouster continues to push the frontier of what is possible in lidar; our multi-beam flash lidar architecture gives us the ability to constantly improve our performance while keeping prices low, reliability high, minimizing the sensor’s size, weight and power consumption, and producing at volume. In a market where all of these metrics matter and under-delivering on even one of them is a dealbreaker, Ouster continues to provide performance without compromise,” said Ouster CEO Angus Pacala. 

Ouster expects the OS-1-128 to be available for volume purchases in the summer of 2019. Customers can to Ouster to request to purchase initial units and inquire about volume pricing.

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Ouster is a leading provider of high-performance lidar sensors for automotive, robotics, mapping, and other applications. Ouster’s new multi-beam flash lidar sensors in its flagship OS-1 and OS-2 sensors achieve unrivaled resolution, image quality, compact form factor, reliability, and affordability. Ouster is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

 

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Hemp, Inc. Featured on Oregon NBC 5 Station Following Passage of 2018 Farm Bill

Spring Hope, NC, Jan. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NEWMEDIAWIRE – Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK:HEMP), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with bi-coastal processing centers including the largest multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in the western hemisphere (in Spring Hope, North Carolina), announced today that the company’s operation in Medford, Oregon, was featured on local NBC 5 station, KOBI-TV, following passage of the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized hemp.

In the segment, “Hemp: the burgeoning industry of southern Oregon,� NBC goes behind the scenes of Hemp, Inc.’s operation in Medford that provides an infrastructure to process and manufacture hemp, and discusses the company’s plans for rapid growth.

“Things have just blossomed from there with the concept of a local processing center which we opened up in about 90 days,� Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp Inc., tells NBC. “Employed 205 people and it’s up and running now.�

The feature also includes commentary from eighth generation farmer Nicolaas Vanderwey. Hemp, Inc. announced in September that the company had entered into a majority ownership agreement with JNV Farms LLC for Local Processing Center (LPC), its Oregon hemp cultivation and processing company in Medford. Vanderwey serves as the President and CEO of LPC.

“Hemp Inc. is one of the largest companies in the hemp industry,� reports NBC. “While producing a variety of products, the recent plant set up in Medford focuses on turning biomass, the ground up product of hemp, into pharmaceuticals and cosmetic products.�

Hemp, Inc. has been at the center of news coverage regarding the 2018 Farm Bill to discuss the impact legal hemp will have on the U.S. economy and farmers nationwide. Some expect the global industrial hemp industry to hit $20 billion by 2022. Until recently, the U.S. has imported on average $100 million worth of hemp products each year, according to Congressional Research Service. Legalization allows American farmers and companies to tap into the market. 

In addition to the company’s industrial hemp processing facility in Spring Hope, North Carolina (its largest), Hemp, Inc. also has one the most sophisticated hemp local processing centers in Medford, Oregon, and a 4,500-acre hemp growing eco-village in Golden Valley, Arizona, and is continuing to scout new locations for local processing centers nationwide. The company’s local processing center in Medford, Oregon is one of the most sophisticated hemp harvesting and post processing centers in the state of Oregon, and its operations in Arizona consists of a 4,500-acre hemp growing eco-village which they are actively building out 300 acres for hemp cultivation. Hemp, Inc. aims to boost the economies of these towns by offering affordable hemp processing services, which incentivizes local growers to add hemp to their crop rotation. 

Hemp, Inc. also has entered into an agreement with 2 Manifest Studio, LLC, a Wyoming, Limited Liability Company (VED), to create a documentary and subsequent docuseries over the course of an estimated five years. Per the terms of the agreement, VED will create a feature-length film, docuseries, and other video materials about the history of hemp with a strong focus on Hemp, Inc. and other pioneers and companies that are leaders in the modern-day history of industrial hemp.

To see 1 minute videos of Hemp, Inc.’s current activities, go to Bruce Perlowin’s personal Facebook page where he posts daily on all of Hemp, Inc.’s activities around the country. (No other public company has this level of transparency than Hemp, Inc.)  

To view the NBC 5 news segment, click here.

ABOUT LOCAL PROCESSING CENTER INC.

Hemp, Inc. entered into a majority ownership agreement with JNV Farms LLC for the hemp cultivation and processing company in Medford, Oregon.  As the majority owner of the, now fully functional, hemp cultivation and processing company, Local Processing Center, Inc. (LPC), Hemp, Inc. will be able to create a pipeline of industrial hemp and hemp products in states, where legal, on the West Coast. This makes Hemp, Inc. a bi-coastal hemp processing center in America with many more Hemp Local Processing Centers planned for other areas where Hemp is being grown.  Thus far, the company has created about 50 jobs in its LPC and also helps create even more jobs for the local farmer.  “A to Zâ€� services for the farmers are available – from harvesting to drying, bagging, curing, storing, nitrogen sparging, machine trimming, hand trimming, extracting and selling creating a “one stop shopâ€� for the small to large family farm. Daily updates on LPC can be found on Bruce Perlowin’s personal Facebook page. 

DAILY UPDATES ON FACEBOOK

Hemp, Inc. strives to be one of the most transparent companies in the public sector. To adhere to this company policy of transparency, CEO Bruce Perlowin posts 1-minute video updates daily on his personal Facebook page to give an inside look and behind-the-scenes footage of what Hemp, Inc. is doing on a daily basis. “We want them to know how the company is performing and what it is doing to reach its goals,� says Perlowin. To see 1 minute videos of everything Hemp, Inc.’s current activities, go to Bruce Perlowin’s personal Facebook page where he posts daily on all the activity Hemp, Inc. is doing around the country. (No other public company has this level of transparency than Hemp, Inc.) 

THE UPCOMING DOCUSERIES

Hemp, Inc. entered into an agreement with 2 Manifest Studio, LLC, a Wyoming, Limited Liability Company (VED), to create a documentary and subsequent docuseries over the course of an estimated five years.  Per the terms of the agreement, VED will create a feature length film and corresponding docuseries and other video materials about the history of hemp with a strong focus on Hemp, Inc. and other pioneers and companies that are leaders in the modern-day history of industrial hemp. The content will be wholly-owned by Hemp, Inc. 2 Manifest Studio Director Joseph Trivigno and his team have been tracking Hemp, Inc.’s progress, as executives meet with farmers throughout the country to document the company’s expansion into new markets.  The documentary is expected to be released by 2020. The docuseries is expected to follow the film’s release. The film crew will also capture hemp developments in markets around the globe.

VETERAN VILLAGE KINS COMMUNITIES

The company’s 500-acre strategic growing partner Veteran Village Kins Community in Golden Valley, Arizona, is also designed to grow hemp and produce CBD products to benefit veterans as well as generate revenue for Hemp, Inc., the Veteran Village and individual veterans living in the community. Hemp, Inc. executives are also continuing to scout new locations nationwide to open additional hemp processing centers in legal markets. 

For a more complete description on the Veteran Village Kins Community (as mentioned above), read the following October 24, 2017 press release, “Hemp, Inc. Announces Strategic Hemp Growing Partner ‘Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.’ Completes Final Site Plan Blueprints�, below: 

Hemp, Inc. has announced that its strategic growing partner, “Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.”, has completed its final site plan blueprints for its 500-acre site in Golden Valley, Arizona (20 miles north of Kingman, AZ and 90 minutes from Las Vegas, NV). The site plan was submitted to the Mohave County Building Department for final review. The Company is also in the final stages of completing the necessary infrastructure to support an off-grid, renewable, energy system. With the solar equipment in place, the site’s solar power operation will be completed in the next days.

As soon as the live streaming video cameras are up and operational, the world can actually see the way the Veteran Village Kins Community is designed and watch it being built. According to Perlowin, the basic framework or overall plan of the Veteran Village Kins Communities is to create a holistic healing and learning center that is designed to educate and heal veterans with PSTD, alcoholism, meth addiction, opioid addiction, and other psychological conditions while at the same time training them on the numerous aspects of being part of the emerging multi-billion dollar hemp industry.  

 We will also be building hemp-growing communities for other groups such as “Abused” Women Children Village Kins Communities, the “Orphaned” Children Village Kins Communities, “Homeless” Village Kins Communities and the “Healers” Village Kins Communities (the healers are professionals who are knowledgeable in the modalities to treat these traumatized groups).  These particular communities are all synergistically aligned to work simultaneously supporting each other. 

For example, the “Healers” heal the traumatized veterans and women children; the women support orphan children, and orphan children want to see people living in homes and not homeless. Thus, a portion of the hemp grown in each community goes to create and support another community, giving everybody a sense of giving back and helping others as they help themselves. This circles back to the healers who also work to heal the veterans and the other traumatized groups. This is the economic foundation on how the sale of the hemp products operates as a “quantum economic matrix” or an example of “symbiotic economics” which is more complex than this brief description allows.

Dwight Jory, the Project Manager for the “Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.â€�, said, “We are very happy with the progress. Our Kins Community is really beginning to come together.” In anticipation of planting to begin during the spring, 300 acres have been fenced, 16 overnight trailer park sites are under construction, and six 40×40-ft organic vegetable gardens have been planted and are currently producing food and kenaf, according to Jory. These organic gardens double as experimental growing modules using an entire array of different growing technologies to see which modalities grow the best in a desert environment. As for the 6 geodesic domes mentioned in an earlier press release, 1 is structurally complete with only the electrical and plumbing to be completed. The rest are on site awaiting final site plan approval.

“We are now accepting volunteers who have expressed an interest in helping to build the first Kins Community for our veterans,” said Jory. Those interested in making the first hemp growing CBD-producing “Veteran Village Kins Community” become a reality should contact Ms. Sandra Williams via email (swilliams@hempinc.com).

One thousand trees, on 36 of the 500-acres, have also been planted, with an additional 1,000 trees on order. The “Veteran Village Kins Community” will include a 100,000-square foot GMP compliant, central processing plant, a state-of-the-art testing laboratory, and various health and wellness centers to support veterans who may have psychological, emotional or health issues.

“As Hemp, Inc. positions itself on the forefront of America’s industrial hemp revolution, we see our partnership with ‘Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.’ being paramount in supporting the small family farm movement that we are confident will reshape the American landscape,” said Perlowin. “As we work toward getting our eco-village up and running in Arizona, we are also aggressively scouting strategic locations in other states including North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. Giving veterans and other Americans a place to learn new skills and take part in this multi-billion-dollar hemp CBD market is very exciting. It’s a big part of our mission to give back.  Recently we have expanded our Kins Community concept internationally focusing, but not limited to, Israel, New Zealand, Canada, Africa, and Uruguay.” 

According to Perlowin, we hope to have 50 “master hemp growers” working on their first Veteran Village Kins Community in Arizona. To date, we have growers from Oregon, Colorado, California, Kentucky, North Carolina, Nevada and, Arizona who have expressed an interest in pursuing a joint venture with Hemp, Inc. to each grow industrial hemp on 5 of the 300 fenced acres in Arizona. Perlowin says he’ll call this “The Great United American Hemp Grow-Off.”  Any grower having an interest in pursuing a joint venture on 5 of the 300 fenced in acres in Arizona should contact Project Manager Dwight Jory. Or, anyone interested in attending the 2-7-day hands-on hempcrete house building should contact Dwight Jory as well. (Dates to be determined.) 

WHAT IS HEMP?

Hemp is a durable natural fiber that is grown as a renewable source for raw materials that can be incorporated into thousands of products. It’s one of the oldest domesticated crops known to man. Hemp is used in nutritional food products such as hemp seeds, hemp hearts and hemp proteins, for humans. It is also used in building materials, paper, textiles, cordage, organic body care and other nutraceuticals, just to name a few. It has thousands of other known uses. A hemp crop requires half the water alfalfa uses and can be grown without the heavy use of pesticides. Farmers worldwide grow hemp commercially for fiber, seed, and oil for use in a variety of industrial and consumer products. The United States is the only developed nation that fails to cultivate industrial hemp as an economic crop on a large scale, according to the Congressional Resource Service. However, with rapidly changing laws and more states gravitating towards industrial hemp and passing an industrial hemp bill, that could change. Currently, the majority of hemp sold in the United States is imported from China and Canada, the world’s largest exporters of the industrial hemp crop.

To see Hemp, Inc.’s video just posted entitled, “The Largest Hemp Mill in the Western Hemisphere is Now Online – It’s Alive”, click here. To see the Hemp, Inc. mill in operation and processing product, visit Bruce Perlowin’s personal Facebook page and scroll down to August 1, 2017.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP AND MARIJUANA

Hemp is completely different from marijuana in its function, cultivation and application. In cultivating marijuana, the plants are spaced far apart, and the male plants are destroyed to assure that they cannot seed the female plants, which would result in undesirable, less potent and less marketable, seeded marijuana buds. Hemp, on the other hand, is planted close together and commonly hermaphrodites, which creates an abundance of seeds, the main component of Hemp foods and supplements. The Hemp stalks are processed and used for fiber, composite, and other hemp based end products.

Hemp is used in variety of other applications that marijuana couldn’t possibly be used in. These include healthy dietary supplements, skin products, clothing, and accessories. Overall, hemp is known to have over 25,000 possible applications. Hemp products such as Hemp Milk, Hemp Cereal, and Hemp Oil are used by consumers every day.

For an excellent read on the difference between hemp and marijuana, visit the Ministry of Hemp. 

9 GREAT REASONS TO INCLUDE HEMP AS PART OF A HEALTHY DIET (Source)

Although hemp seeds come from the Cannabis sativa plant, they do not produce a mind-altering effect.  These small, brown seeds are rich in protein, fiber, and healthful fatty acids, including omega-3s and omega-6s. They have antioxidant effects and may reduce symptoms of numerous ailments, improving the health of the heart, skin, and joints. Read all the reasons to include hemp as part of a healthy diet here.

HOW HEMP CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

Fiber – Hemp fiber can be used to make fabrics and textiles, rope and paper. The word ‘canvas’ actually derives from the word cannabis.

Fuel – While the industrial, medicinal and commercial properties of hemp have been known to mankind for a very long time, its benefits to the environment have just been realized in recent years. One of the compelling things hemp offers is fuel. With reserves of petroleum being depleted, it would be nice if we could have a fuel source which was reusable and which we could grow right here, making us completely energy independent.

Food – Hemp seeds are very nutritious and were first thought to be eaten by the Ancient Chinese and Indians. Hemp seeds have a nutty taste and can be eaten raw, ground up, sprouted, or made into dried sprout powder. Hemp seeds also contain a very beneficial oil that is high in unsaturated fatty acids, including an optimal 1:4 ratio of omega-3 to 6.

Building Material – Hemp can be made into a variety of building materials. These include concrete-like blocks called ‘hempcrete’, biodegradable plastics, and wood replacements. These materials have been used in the manufacture of many things, including electronics, cars and houses. In fact, the first American home made of hemp-based materials was completed in August 2010 in Asheville, North Carolina.

Biofuel – Remarkably, the oil from hemp seeds and stalks can also be made into biofuels such as Biodiesel — sometimes known as ‘hempoline’. While this biofuel can be used to power engines, it does take quite a lot of raw material to produce a substantial amount.

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SOCIAL NETWORKS

https://www.facebook.com/hempinc  (Facebook)

https://www.facebook.com/KingOfPot  (Bruce Perlowin’s Facebook Page)

https://www.hempincpresents.com (Hemp, Inc.’s YouTube Channel)

SUBSCRIBE TO HEMP, INC.’S VIDEO UPDATES

“Hemp, Inc. Presents” is capturing the historic, monumental re-creation of the hemp decorticator today as America begins to evolve into a cleaner, green, eco-friendly sustainable environment. What many see as the next American Industrial Revolution is actually the Industrial Hemp Revolution. Watch as Hemp, Inc., the No. 1 leader in the industrial hemp industry, engages its shareholders and the public through each step in bringing back the hemp decorticator as described in the “Freedom Leaf Magazine” article “The Return of the Hemp Decorticator” by Steve Bloom.

Hemp, Inc. Presents” is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by visiting www.hempinc.com. To subscribe to the “Hemp, Inc. Presents” YouTube channel, be sure to click the subscribe button. 

UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC EVENTS

Across the globe, the hemp industry is rising to astronomical levels. In the wake of the hemp industry projected to grow 700% and hit $1.8 billion by 2020, there has been more education and networking within the industry. That means more events and conferences, thus, Hemp, Inc. has started compiling an ongoing list of upcoming hemp events around the world.  Check out the listing of international and domestic events here. 

ABOUT HEMP, INC.

With a deep-rooted social and environmental mission at its core, Hemp, Inc. seeks to build a business constituency for the American small farmer, the American veteran, and other groups experiencing the ever-increasing disparity between tapering income and soaring expenses. As a leader in the industrial hemp industry with ownership of the largest commercial multi-purpose industrial hemp processing facility in North America, Hemp, Inc. believes there can be tangible benefits reaped from adhering to a corporate social responsibility plan.

FORWARD-LOOKING DISCLAIMER AND DISCLOSURES

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements and information, as defined within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the Safe Harbor created by those sections. To clarify the issue of OTC placing a stop sign next to Hemp, Inc.’s stock trading symbol, that symbol indicates Hemp, Inc. does not report their financials. As a non-reporting pink sheet company, Hemp, Inc. is not required to report. The company does, however, choose to publicly report its quarterly and yearly financials on its website. According to the company’s CEO, the OTC stop sign is a misrepresentation of that reporting fact. This material contains statements about expected future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements by definition involve risks, uncertainties.

TraceLink to Present at the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

NORTH READING, Mass., Jan. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – ., the world’s largest integrated digital supply network, providing real-time information sharing for better patient outcomes, today announced that, for the third consecutive year, Shabbir Dahod, president and CEO of TraceLink, will present at the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Monday, January 7 at 5 p.m. PST at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco.

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During his presentation, Dahod will discuss the global market opportunity for TraceLink’s digital supply network and its role in creating a patient-centric, information-sharing ecosystem that enables hundreds of thousands of businesses to collaborate on new, innovative digital solutions and maximize the efficacy, quality, safety, security and availability of products that improve human life.

About TraceLink
TraceLink is the world’s largest integrated digital supply network, providing real-time information sharing for better patient outcomes. Leading businesses trust the TraceLink to deliver complete global connectivity, visibility and traceability of pharmaceuticals from ingredient to patient. A single point and click connection to the Life Sciences Cloud creates a supply chain control tower that delivers the information, insight and collaboration needed to improve performance and reduce risk across global supply, manufacturing and distribution operations. The TraceLink digital supply network is used by businesses across the globe to meet strategic goals in ensuring global compliance, fighting drug counterfeiting, improving on-time and in-full delivery, protecting product quality and reducing operational cost. For more information on TraceLink and our solutions, visit .

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Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’ season 5 was delayed because ‘Bandersnatch’ took so long to make, but it’s still coming in 2019

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  • “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” producer Annabel Jones confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that “Black Mirror” season five was delayed because the interactive movie took so long to make.
  • Netflix confirmed to Business Insider that season five is coming in 2019.

Last week, Netflix gave fans what they’ve come to expect in late December: more “Black Mirror.” But it wasn’t a new season of the sci-fi anthology series. Instead, it was the first “Black Mirror” standalone movie — with a few twists.

“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” is an interactive film with at least five different endings and a trillion different permutations. It was two years in the making, and that creative complexity is why Netflix still hasn’t released a fifth season of the show.

READ MORE: All 19 episodes of ‘Black Mirror,’ ranked from worst to best

Producer Annabel Jones confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the “enormous” amount of time it took to create “Bandersnatch” is why “Black Mirror” season five was delayed.

Since Netflix acquired “Black Mirror,” which originated on the UK’s Channel 4, in 2015, it has released season three in October 2016, season four in December 2017, and “Bandersnatch” last week (the first two seasons are also streaming).

However, Netflix confirmed to Business Insider last week that the fifth season is expected to arrive in 2019, we just don’t know when.

“While Bandersnatch is a standalone film, it is not the sole film in Season 5,” a Netflix representative said. “Season 5 will still return in 2019.”

“Bandersnatch” has received mixed reviews from critics and has a 71% Rotten Tomatoes critic score.

Slate’s Willa Paskin called it “perfect” for Netflix and Indiewire’s Liz Shannon Miller wrote that it is “a hard-to-define, but impossible to forget, experience.”

Others didn’t praise “Bandersnatch.” Brian Tallerico wrote for RogerEbert.com that he’d rather see another season of “Black Mirror” than another interactive movie.

CNN’s Brian Lowry said that “Bandersnatch” “proves to be more of an interesting experiment than a creatively successful one.”