Press Release: Spotlight Innovation Subsidiary Celtic Biotech Retains the FreeMind Group to Identify, Prepare, and File for Research and Development Grant Opportunities

Spotlight Innovation Inc. (OTCQB: STLT) announces today that FreeMind Group LLC has been retained by its subsidiary Celtic Biotech Iowa, Inc. to identify grant and contract funding opportunities from such agencies as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DoD) and Private Foundations, and to prepare and file grant applications for relevant opportunities. FreeMind Group’s expertise in applying for grants and contracts extends throughout every government mechanism as well as private foundations open to funding the life sciences.

Cris Grunewald, President and CEO of Spotlight Innovation, said, “Celtic Biotech’s research portfolio continues to show great promise. We look forward to exploring and securing non-dilutive funding sources to continue our development strategy, and to continue to bring value to Celtic Biotech.”

Dr. Paul Reid, President of Celtic Biotech, said, “FreeMind Group has a great track record in the grant submission arena. We look forward to working with them and maximizing the grant opportunities that are available.”

Said Ram May-Ron, Managing Partner of FreeMind Group, “We are excited to begin working with Celtic Biotech on devising and implementing a long-term multi-submission granting strategy, with the aim of securing non-dilutive funding to fund their R&D activities.”

About Spotlight Innovation Inc.

Spotlight Innovation Inc. (OTCQB: STLT) specializes in identifying, acquiring and incubating companies which have unique intellectual property (IP) in the medical sector. The Company utilizes relationships with the nation’s leading academic and institutional IP developers to locate promising IP technologies with potential for market share capture. With our support, development, resources and strategic planning expertise, we believe we can develop IP that will have a positive effect on healthcare. We intend to partner with proven sector leaders on commercialization once technologies are fully developed. Additional information available at

About Celtic Biotech Iowa, Inc.

Celtic Biotech Iowa, Inc., a subsidiary of Spotlight Innovation Inc., is developing novel, clinical trial-phase products for the treatment of cancers and pain in humans. Derived from naturally specialized receptor-binding proteins, these products have the potential to reduce treatment costs, increase survivability, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients. Additional information available at

About FreeMind Group LLC

The FreeMind Group is the premier international consulting firm specializing in assisting life science organizations secure non-dilutive funding from US Federal Agencies and Private Foundations. Established in 1999, FreeMind is the largest consulting group of its kind working with academics and Industry alike. Expertise in applying for grants and contracts extends throughout every government mechanism open to funding the life sciences including all NIH institutes, DoD, NSF, FDA, CDC, BARDA, etc., as well as private foundations. More information available at

Forward Looking Statements

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