Brent Willis of Voyageur Pharmaceuticals discusses the high IRR and NPV in its recent PEA

In a recent InvestorIntel interview, Tracy Weslosky spoke with Brent Willis, President and CEO of Voyageur Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (TSXV: VM) about Voyageur’s recent Preliminary Economic Assessment resulting in an internal rate of return (IRR) of 137% and a NPV of $344 million for their Frances Creek Pharmaceutical Barium Project located in British Columbia, Canada.

In this InvestorIntel interview, which may also be viewed on YouTube (click here to subscribe to the InvestorIntel Channel), Brent Willis highlighted the limited supply of naturally occurring, high grade, barium sulfate. He went on to explain how having one of the most accessible and highest-grade barium sulfate deposits in the world, grading over 98% barium sulfate, allows Voyageur to become a low-cost producer of high-value barium sulfate products and ensure full integration of the radiology drug market. Brent also provided an update on Voyageur’s newly created Scientific Advisory Board of world-class leading physicians in the medical radiology industry.

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About Voyageur Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Voyageur is a Canadian public company listed on the TSXV under the trading symbol VM. Voyageur is focused on the development of barite and iodine Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (“API”) and high-performance cost-effective imaging contrast agents for the medical radiology marketplace. Voyageur’s goal is to initially generate positive cash flow from operations using third party GMP pharmaceutical manufacturers in Canada and internationally. Ultimately, Voyageur has plans to build all the required infrastructure to become 100% self-sufficient with all manufacturing. Voyageur owns a 100% interest in three barium sulphate (barite) projects including the Frances Creek property, suitable in grade for the pharmaceutical barite marketplace, with interests in a high-grade iodine, lithium & bromine brine project located in Utah, USA.

Voyageur is moving forward with its business plan of becoming the only fully integrated company in the radiology medical field, by controlling all primary input costs under the motto of: “From the Earth to the Bottle”.

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3 responses

  1. Joerg Erassme Avatar
    Joerg Erassme

    In Voyageur Pharmaceutical’s press release from January 2022 they write
    “Current pricing of 97.5% BaSO4 available from China has a delivered price of $4,760 USD per tonne, or $5,960 CAD per tonne.” This pricing is used for bulk sales of BaSO4, that are not used in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products. Voyageur’s product has a higher quality of 98.3% BaSO4 and pricing in the PEA is based on 97.5% BaSO4 product.”
    Having been working in the Barium Sulfate business I do not see these high prices for Barium Sulfate (natural and chemical) nor the Chinese export statistics and neither in prices of European manufacturers. Average FOB price for Chinese exports for paint grade are about 650 US-$ per ton. The Barium Sulfate price that is mentioned here is paid for very special high-purity grades with low volumes for high-tec applications.

  2. Tracy Weslosky Avatar
    Tracy Weslosky

    Thank you for your feedback. We took your comment and sent it to Brent who responded immediately. Then, I requested whether or not I could reprint the reply and he agreed. Here you go —:

    Hi Tracy,

    Those prices are what we are actually paying today for barite landed in Calgary. The Chinese informed us recently that natural 97.5% is no longer available and can only ship synthetic blanc fix. I am getting quotes from Germany as I am concerned about Chinese supply.

    From our testing with SGS we are achieving blanc fix grades of 99.8%, 100%, 99.0% & 97.8% BaSO4. We will be focused on the small markets and our pea is only based on 500 tonne a month of sales. Very small.

    We are not selling paint grade, we are looking at markets that consume 99% blanc fix.


    Brent Willis
    Voyageur Pharmaceuticals Ltd”

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