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Bioniche Life Sciences, Inc. (BNC.TO)
Today we are highlighting Bioniche Life Sciences, Inc. (BNC.TO), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Bioniche Life Sciences, Inc. is a research-based, technology-driven biopharmaceutical company with corporate headquarters in Belleville, Ontario. They focus on the discovery, development, manufacturing, and marketing of proprietary and innovative products for human and animal health markets around the world. The fully-integrated company has three operating divisions. These are Human Health, Animal Health, and Food Safety. Bioniche Life Sciences' shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
The Company's main goal is to develop and commercialize products that advance human or animal health and increase shareholder value. Bioniche Life Sciences was named one of the Top 50 Best Small and Medium-Sized Employers in Canada for 2011. The Company employs more than 200 skilled personnel and they have research, manufacturing, and marketing/sales facilities in Belleville; Montreal, Quebec; Athens, Georgia; Pullman, Washington; and Armidale and Sydney, Australia. Key areas of strategic focus for Bioniche include effective therapies for bladder cancer and potentially other cancers, a cattle vaccine to help prevent E. coli O157:H7 infection, and technologies to improve reproduction and potentially replace the use of antibiotics in livestock.
The Company's Animal Health and Food Safety Vaccine Manufacturing Centre (VMC) in Belleville, Ontario has been undergoing validation and commissioning to meet North American production standards. This process has proceeded according to plan. Production scale-up is now beginning. This involves moving the Company's Econiche™ cattle vaccine against E. coli O157 from the production laboratory into the VMC fermentors. The expectation is that a first commercial batch of Econiche™ will be made in the VMC by mid-2012.
Earlier this month, Bioniche Life Sciences announced that they are commercializing two canine cancer products, one of which is expected to be launched in North America as early as July 2012. The Bioniche product that is nearest to market - Immunocidin™ - is based on the Company's proprietary mycobacterial cell wall technology, the same platform from which their Phase III product for human bladder cancer (Urocidin™) was derived. Immunocidin™ is pending regulatory approval in Canada and the U.S. as an immunotherapy for the intratumoral treatment of mixed mammary tumor and mammary adenocarcinoma in dogs.
In addition, this month, Bioniche Life Sciences announced financial results for the third quarter of the Company's 2012 fiscal year (ended March 31, 2012). Consolidated revenues for the quarter were $8.7 million, compared to $8.1 million in the same period in Fiscal 2011. On a year-to-date basis, consolidated revenues were $23.7 million, compared to $26.6 million for the first nine months of Fiscal 2011. Certain non-recurring licensing revenue was included for the Fiscal 2011 reporting period.
The basic and fully-diluted net loss for the three-month period ending March 31, 2012 was $(0.06) per share compared to $(0.05) per share in the same period in Fiscal 2011. The year-to-date basic and fully diluted net loss is $(0.14) per share, compared to $(0.12) in the same period last year.
Bioniche Life Sciences, Inc. (BNC.TO), closed Friday at $0.39, down 2.50%, on 12,700 volume. The 52-week low/high is $0.36/$1.26.
Magnolia Solar Corp. (MGLT)
Wall Street Resources, IRGnews Alert and SmallCapStockPlays reported earlier on Magnolia Solar Corp. (MGLT), and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Magnolia Solar Corp. was founded in 2008 to develop and commercialize innovative new thin film solar cell technologies that employ nanostructured materials and designs. Both higher current and voltage outputs are expected from thin film solar cells that combine the Company's exclusive material structures with advanced optical coatings. Their relationship with Albany Nanotechnology Center offers their scientists and engineers modern R&D equipment. Magnolia Solar is based in Woburn, Massachusetts and Albany, New York.
The Company's patent-pending technology can capture a larger part of the solar spectrum to produce high efficiency solar cells. The technology incorporates an innovative nanostructure-based antireflection coating technology to increase the solar cell's efficiency further. Consequently, this reduces the cost per watt. Magnolia Solar's technology targets electrical power generation applications, such as power for electrical grids and distributed power applications ranging from commercial and residential lighting to specialized military applications.
In November 2011, Magnolia Solar announced that their wholly owned subsidiary, Magnolia Solar, Inc., received a $750,000 Phase II award from the United States Air Force Research Laboratory as part of the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. The award will fund a two-year project. The Phase II award is to optimize the device and apply advanced anti-reflective coatings to build ultra-high efficiency flexible solar power solutions for defense applications.
Magnolia Solar is exploring new limits on solar cell performance. In January 2012, the Company announced that Dr. Roger E. Welser, the Chief Technology Officer of their wholly owned subsidiary, Magnolia Solar, Inc., presented an invited paper at a SPIE Photonic West Conference on the Physics, Simulations and Photonic Engineering for Photovoltaic Devices. The presentation, entitled "Exploring the Radiative Limits of Dark Current Operation in InGaAs Quantum Well Solar Cells," was made on January 23, 2012 in San Francisco, as part of a special session on Quantum Well and Superlattice Solar Cells.
In late April, Magnolia Solar announced that Dr. Welser presented an invited paper at the SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing (DSS) 2012 Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland. The invited paper, entitled "Quantum-structured III-V Energy Harvesting Devices: Pathways to Ultra-High Conversion Efficiencies," was given on the afternoon of April 23, 2012 as part of a special session on Advanced Energy Harvesting Technologies.
Magnolia Solar Corp. (MGLT), closed at $0.08, down 27.27%, on 11,000 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 4,806. The 52-week low/high is $0.04/$0.40.
OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (OPHC)
OTCPicks reported recently on OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (OPHC), Penny Stock Rumble did earlier, and we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for OptimumBank. OptimumBank was founded to provide South Floridians with a community owned and traditionally operated full service bank. The Company provides services to both individuals and businesses residing in Florida. Their remote banking services (OptiNet Online Banking and Bank by Mail) attract customers from all over the U.S.
OptimumBank specializes in residential and commercial real estate lending throughout South Florida. Founded in November 2000, OptimumBank Holdings has their headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Company conducts operations from their Fort Lauderdale headquarters and three branch offices in Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, and Deerfield Beach, Florida.
OptimumBank provides community banking products and services to individuals and corporate customers in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties, Florida. Their deposit products include demand interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing accounts, money market deposit accounts, NOW accounts, and time deposits, as well as direct deposits.
They also provide residential and commercial real estate loans and consumer loans to individuals and small businesses, and other organizations. Furthermore, they offer credit cards, cash management, notary services, money orders, night depository, travelers' checks, cashiers checks, domestic collections, savings bonds, bank drafts, automated teller services, drive-in tellers, and banking by mail services. In addition, they provide Internet banking services.
Earlier this month, OptimumBank Holdings announced a net loss for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012 of approximately $.6 million, or $.03 per basic share. This is in comparison to a net loss for the same period last year of approximately $1.2 million, or $1.41 per basic share. The 2012 first quarter loss increased from the previous quarter's loss of $53,000, primarily due to a $.8 million credit for loan losses recorded in the December 2011 quarter as compared to a $27,000 provision recorded in the March 2012 quarter.
During the first quarter of 2012, OptimumBank installed new business banking software to attract new commercial deposit customers with lower cost deposits. Their lending pipeline continues to grow and increased loan originations are expected during the second quarter of 2012.
OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (OPHC), closed Friday's session at $0.62, up 5.08%, on 90,563 volume with 117 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 166,150. The 52-week low/high is $0.37/$5.43.
Asian Mineral Resources Ltd. (ASN.V)
We are reporting on Asian Mineral Resources Ltd. (ASN.V) today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Asian Mineral Resources Ltd. is an independent, international based exploration and mining company that lists on the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company is developing the Ban Phuc Nickel Project in Vietnam, a 5-hour drive north-west of Hanoi, in which the Company has a 90 percent interest. The Ban Phuc Nickel Project is located in Son La Province, northwestern Vietnam. Asian Mineral Resources has their corporate headquarters in Toronto, Ontario.
The Company has focused their efforts and cash resources on developing the massive sulphide nickel resource located on the Ban Phuc Project Area. The Ban Phuc nickel deposit consists of a resource with more than 200,000 tonnes of nickel and 18,000 tonnes of copper hosted within two styles of sulphide mineralization - massive and disseminated. In December 2009, Asian Mineral Resources announced that they had secured new funding which will allow it to reopen the project site and finalize optimization studies and documentation, which the Company believes, will lead to the raising of sufficient capital to restart the mine development and construction of the process plant.
Asian Mineral Resources also has, via their 90 percent ownership in the project company, Ban Phuc Nickel Mines LLC, a 90 percent interest in significant exploration acreage immediately adjacent to the massive sulphide project. This contains a number of drill-ready prospects that are believed to have significant potential to host additional nickel-copper resources. With modern exploration and evaluation, these resources could become a source of additional feed to the Ban Phuc processing facility.
Earlier this month, Asian Mineral Resources announced that Mr. Jan Castro was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board to replace Mr. Bill Howell, who will continue as a Non-Executive Director of the Corporation. The Company also announced that Mr. Michael Brown was appointed as interim Chief Executive Officer and President to replace Mr. Chris Castle, who will remain as a Non-Executive Director of the Corporation.
Mr. Castro stated, "We look forward to working in partnership with the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the People's Committee of Son La Province to advance the Ban Phuc Nickel Project, which will result in substantial investment and employment opportunities in the Son La Province planned for the end of May 2012. The Board and management are focused on re-starting construction and dedicated to working with the Government, local communities and other stakeholders to bring the Ban Phuc Nickel Project into production and realize the full potential of the project."
Asian Mineral Resources Ltd. (ASN.V), closed Friday's trading session at $0.105, up 5.00%, on 30,000 volume. The 52-week low/high is $0.03/$0.15.
NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NBY)
MadPennyStocks, StockEgg, PennyInvest, ChartPoppers, StockRich, CoolPennyStocks, HotOTC, BullRally, PennyStockVille, and SmarTrend Newsletters reported earlier on NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NBY), and today we choose to highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective products for the treatment and prevention of topical infections. The Company is concentrating their efforts on addressing the large unmet therapeutic needs of the global anti-infective market with their two distinct categories of products. One is Aganocide® Compounds and the other is NeutroPhase®. NovaBay Pharmaceuticals has their headquarters in Emeryville, California.
The Company is targeting their technology on four distinct therapeutic areas. These are dermatology, ophthalmology, urology and hospital infections. In dermatology, the focus is on developing NVC-422 gel for impetigo and acne. In ophthalmology, they anticipate continuing their development of NVC-422 for the treatment of adenoviral conjunctivitis to confirm the encouraging results shown for epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) seen in the adenoviral conjunctivitis trial.
In urology, they aim to reduce the incidence of urinary catheter blockage and encrustation (UCBE) and the associated urinary tract infections with an irrigation solution containing NVC-422. Their urinary catheter irrigation solution containing NVC-422 is currently enrolling patients in their Phase 2 proof-of-concept clinical studies. NovaBay reported positive data from Part A of this study and expects to announce top-line results from Part B later in 2012.
In hospital infection, the Company is targeting the six-million-patient market of chronic non-healing wounds, such as pressure, venous stasis and diabetic ulcers with their proprietary wound cleansing solution containing pure hypochlourus acid solution, NeutroPhase®, which has received two 510(k) clearances from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Last week, NovaBay Pharmaceuticals announced that they enrolled the first patients in their global Phase 2b clinical study. The study (named BAYnovationTM) will evaluate the Company's lead compound, NVC-422, for treating adenoviral conjunctivitis. This is a highly contagious form of "pink eye." After providing certain suggestions and insight into the design of BAYnovation at an End-of-Phase 2A meeting, the FDA confirmed that the trial has all the design elements (controls, sample size, end-points) of a pivotal trial.
NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NBY), closed Friday's trading at$0.98, up 0.01%, on 15,250 volume with 30 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 65,118. The 52-week low/high is $0.67/$1.72.
Texas Gulf Energy, Inc. (TXGE)
Today we are highlighting Texas Gulf Energy, Inc. (TXGE), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Texas Gulf Energy, Inc (TGE) is an integrated provider of energy services, oil and gas production, project management and professional consulting services. The Company provides these to the U.S. and international refinery, chemical, construction, mining and power industries. The Company's key strategic partner is Industrial Maintenance International (IMI), located in Tunis, Tunisia. IMI is their Joint Venture partner and they share the same majority shareholders. IMI represents Texas Gulf Energy through their offices in twenty-three countries worldwide. Texas Gulf Energy has their headquarters in Houston, Texas; the Company's shares trade on the OTC Bulletin Board.
Their wholly owned subsidiaries providing the aforementioned services include International Plant Services, LLC, Texas Gulf International, Inc, Texas Gulf Professional Services, Texas Gulf Industrial Services, and Texas Gulf Oil and Gas, Inc. Since their founding in 2003, Texas Gulf Energy's flagship company, International Plant Services, has deployed thousands of engineering, construction, technical, skilled crafts and project manager personnel to major international energy companies. These include Exxon Mobil, Conoco Phillips, Chevron, Valero, and many others.
Texas Gulf Energy has vertically integrated their service offering into other energy market segments. These include wellhead services, oil and gas production, electrical and instrumentation services and professional consulting services - both domestically and internationally.
Yesterday, Texas Gulf Energy announced results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2012, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2011 (Consolidated). Consolidated revenues were $9.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012. This represents an increase of $3.4 million, or 60 percent, from consolidated revenues of $5.7 million in the same period in the prior fiscal year. The increase in consolidated revenues was due to an increase in utilization at International Plant Services, the underlying business environment, and the acquisitions completed by the Company.
Consolidated gross profit increased from $.32 million in the three months ended March 31, 2011 to $1.96 million in the three months ended March 31, 2012. The increase of $1.6 million, or 513 percent, was primarily due to higher gross revenues. Gross profit increased to 21.6 percent in the three months ended March 31, 2012 from 5.6 percent in the same period a year earlier. The gross profit improved due to improved utilization and rates.
Texas Gulf Energy, Inc. (TXGE), closed Friday's trading session at $0.21, up 5.53%, on 108,983-volume with 27 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 39,935. The 52-week low/high is $0.09/$2.12.
Tuffnell Ltd. (TUFF)
AllPennyStocks, HotOTC, Stockpalooza, BullRally, Stock Rich, and CoolPennyStocks reported previously on Tuffnell Ltd. (TUFF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Listed on the OTCBB, Tuffnell Ltd. is a resource exploration company exploring for gold in proven mining districts in the State of Arizona. The Company is focusing on discovering and developing low-cost gold assets. Tuffnell's main property, known as Little Butte, is located in La Paz county Arizona. Tuffnell has their headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Company holds a 100 percent option on 1,560 acres on the Little Butte property. This is by way of 73 unpatented mining claims and 5 patented claims in the north-west area of the State of Arizona located in the world famous gold producing Walker Lane Gold Trend. Little Butte lies in the historic Plomosa District, 20 miles north of the town Quartzite, Arizona and approximately 150 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. Little Butte is 13 miles east of the famous Copperstone mine, the biggest gold discovery in Arizona in recent history.
The Little Butte property has previous exploration history indicating that resources are present and the prospect for economic recovery of gold support Tuffnell management's decision to proceed with further exploration. Based solely on historical records and drilling data from the former claim holder Homestake Mines, Tuffnell believes their property has the potential to host up to 1.0 million oz of gold.
In April, Tuffnell announced that they completed Phase 3 drilling at their Little Butte Gold Project in Arizona. The Company announced successful results from their Phase 3 drilling program completed late last year, which consisted of 16 east-west angle holes across a north-south trending geophysical target. The drilling program consisted of 5,395 feet of reverse circulation (RC) angled drilling and one deeper vertical hole to test an interpreted intrusive associated with the anomaly.
Highlights of the drilling include Gold mineralization discovered 800 feet north of the known veins under gravel cover. LB-1110 contains 55 feet averaging 0.050 oz/ton (1.73 g/t) gold including 20 feet averaging 0.088 oz/ton (3.06 g/t) gold. Ore grade gold was extended west from the discovery hole in LB-1106. This hole intersected a combined 160 feet of +0.01 oz/ton gold mineralization. This includes 40 feet averaging 0.01 oz/ton (0.34 g/t) gold and 120 feet averaging 0.033 oz/ton (1.13 g/t) gold.
Tuffnell Ltd. (TUFF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.008, up 11.84%, on 20,860 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 487,211. The 52-week low/high is $0.004/$0.11.
Wilhelmina International, Inc. (WHLM)
Today we are highlighting Wilhelmina International, Inc. (WHLM), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Wilhelmina International, Inc. is one of the most prominent agencies in the fashion industry globally. The Company is a leader in model management. Wilhelmina Models represents women, men, and children as well as full-figured models while simultaneously scouting for the freshest talent worldwide. Wilhelmina Cooper, a renowned fashion model, founded Wilhelmina Models in 1967. The Company is one of the oldest and largest fashion model management companies in the world. Wilhelmina International has their headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
Wilhelmina Models has their headquarters in New York, New York. Since their founding, they have grown to include operations located in Los Angeles, California and Miami, Florida as well as a growing network of licensees comprising leading modeling agencies in various local markets across the U.S. as well as in Panama and Thailand.
Through Wilhelmina Models and the Company's other subsidiaries including Wilhelmina Artist Management, Wilhelmina International provides traditional, full-service fashion model and talent management services. They specialize in the representation and management of leading models, entertainers, artists, athletes and other talent to various customers and clients including retailers, designers, advertising agencies and catalog companies.
Wilhelmina International also offers fashion modeling and talent product-endorsement services to clients. These clients include ad agencies, branded consumer goods companies, fashion designers, magazines, retailers and department stores, product catalogs, and Internet sites. Moreover, the Company engages in the licensing of the Wilhelmina brand name, and television syndication royalties and production series contracts.
Last week, Wilhelmina International reported total revenues of $13.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, compared to $13.9 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. The net income applicable to common stockholders was $210,000 or $0.00 per fully diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. This is in comparison to a net income of $637,000 or $0.00 per fully diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2011.
Wilhelmina International, Inc. (WHLM), closed Friday's trading session at $0.115, even with yesterday’s close, on 300 volume. The average volume for the last 60 days is 38,504. The 52-week low/high is $0.11/$0.24.
Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc. (BEAC)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc. (BEAC). Today, Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc. closed trading at $0.13, up 66.67% on 64,433 volume with 13 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 70,209, and its 52-week low/high is $0.0511/$0.47.
Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc. (BEAC) specializes in designing, implementing and managing high performance Information Technology Systems ("ITS") infrastructure solutions. Offering national, multi-national and global, turnkey ITS infrastructure solutions, the company is capable of delivery professional services to Fortune 1000 and large multi-site firms as they increasingly single source and outsource to reduce costs while optimizing critical planning, design, program, project and construction management and managed services.
Leveraging standardization, rapid mobilization and a just-in-time professional services approach, Beacon Enterprise Solutions serves as a single source for national, multi-national and global enterprise clients, including special practices focused on data centers, campuses, smart buildings, outside plant, wireless systems and other technology-based applications and projects. Clients are provided with consistent and predictable results anywhere in the world. The company's solutions allow clients to focus on their core businesses without the distraction of having employees spend valuable time on services that Beacon can provide on any continent, in any country using any language.
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, with regional headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dublin, Ireland, and Prague, Czech Republic, in addition to personnel located throughout the United States and Europe, Beacon Enterprise Solutions services a diverse range of clients. For more than 30 years, the company has enabled businesses in a variety of vertical markets to dramatically reduce costs, enable global standardization, manage day-to-day technology systems moves, adds and changes, and take on major projects – all under a single national, multi-national or global agreement.
Beacon Enterprise Solutions has carefully assembled a seasoned management team and operating strategy to maximize organic growth and new business development across multiple vertical markets. More than 4,000 companies, from small businesses to Fortune 50 firms, have chosen the company's solutions. Disclaimer
Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc. Blog
Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc. News:
Beacon Enterprise Solutions Reports Results for Fiscal Second Quarter 2012
Beacon Enterprise Solutions Senior Management to Make Individual Voluntary Open Market Stock Purchases
Beacon Enterprise Solutions to Host Conference Call May 2, at 10:00 a.m. EDT to Discuss Fiscal Second Quarter Results
Quasar Aerospace Industries, Inc. (QASP)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Quasar Aerospace Industries, Inc. (QASP). Today, Quasar Aerospace Industries, Inc. closed trading at $0.08, up 22.95%, on 35,265 volume with 11 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 48,790, and its 52-week low/high is $0.01/$1.50.
Quasar Aerospace Industries, Inc. (QASP) is an integrated aviation/aerospace corporation focused on executing an innovative and highly synergistic business strategy to develop competitive aircraft and train aircraft pilots. By combining several businesses in the aviation/aerospace industry with an integrated and self-supporting network, the company will be able to operate in a more complex environment and achieve greater success.
Rather than forcing acquired business to conform to a master corporate plan, Quasar allows these entities to retain their operational independence and unique corporate cultures. In doing so, the resources, talents, insight, experience, and market potential of each will be supported and enhanced in a cooperative process, leading to increased productivity, efficiency, and scalable economies for increased profitability and market relevance.
Quasar's strategic vision is centered on two core principles: (1) a phased approach to the development of individual acquisitions and opportunities to insure early profitability and minimize financial risk through time, and (2) the development of an integrated network of companies whose synergies will enhance profitability throughout the company. Quasar targets companies with a proven track record and significant consolidated cash flow to expand its business with the support of positive consolidated cash flow from day one.
Quasar currently owns Atlantic Aviation, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary that provides high-quality flight training programs; Quasar Aircraft Corporation, a wholly owned Nevada corporation; A-Cent Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary recognized as a leader in pilot training, aircraft sales, and aircraft management in the Colorado Springs area; and Corporate Air Repair, LLC, a provider of aircraft maintenance and repair services (Quasar owns 1/3). Disclaimer
Quasar Aerospace Industries, Inc. Company Blog
Quasar Aerospace Industries, Inc. News:
Quasar Announces Major Share Reduction
CATS Application Approved, Management Change, Conference Call
Quasar Applies to Be an FAA CATS Testing Center and Schedules Conference Call
Green Technology Solutions, Inc. (GTSO)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Green Technology Solutions, Inc. (GTSO). Today, Green Technology Solutions, Inc. closed trading at $3.15, up 6.78%, on 19,662 volume with 37 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 15,660, and its 52-week low/high is $1.02/$8.82.
Green Technology Solutions, Inc. (GTSO), via GTSO Resources, is an early-stage company poised for rapid growth by feeding the exploding demand for the versatile metal tungsten. With the demand for tungsten now far exceeding supplies, GTSO is capturing the opportunity to link with mining experts around the world, targeting tungsten mining companies for acquisition or joint venture. To date, the company has developed significant relationships with early and mid-stage mining experts and companies in the U.S., China, Africa, and South America.
Why tungsten? It's natural to think of underground wealth in terms of things like gold or silver, oil or natural gas. But the hot underground commodity today is increasingly tungsten, a heavy super-hard grey metal so versatile that it has become virtually indispensable to modern life. Second only to diamonds in terms of measured hardness, it is essential to any type of application requiring toughness, precision, and the ability to withstand heat and wear, from missile parts to armor-piercing tank shells, from drill bits and saw blades to a whole range of electrical components.
The one problem with tungsten is that there simply isn't enough of it. Demand has been growing, as more countries industrialize, but world tungsten production has actually been relatively flat. For years, the tungsten market has been dominated by China, the source of close to 90% of worldwide tungsten production. Today, as China's own growing industries demand more tungsten, they've been cutting back on exports, causing prices to soar.
The price of tungsten jumped 35% in 2011, with steep increases continuing in 2012. It's one of the reasons that Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway unit IMC International Metalworking recently agreed to invest $80 million in a tungsten mining project in South Korea. Global supplies simply can't keep up with global demand. The search for new resources begins now, and GTSO Resources sees itself as leading the way. Disclaimer
Green Technology Solutions, Inc. Blog
Green Technology Solutions, Inc. News:
GTSO Explores Technology That Turns Waste into Wealth
GTSO Opens Joint Venture Talks with Alaskan Mining Company
GTSO Sends Representative to Canada to Explore Promising Tungsten Opportunities
International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO). Today, International Stem Cell Corp. closed trading at $0.35, up 2.95%, on 31,890 volume with 13 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 159,795, and its 52-week low/high is $0.34/$1.15.
International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO) specializes in the therapeutic applications of human parthenogenetic stem cells (hpSCs) and the development and commercialization of cell-based research and cosmetic products. The company was first to perfect the natural phenomenon of parthenogenesis, which utilizes unfertilized human eggs to create hpSCs. These stem cells, created in a particular form called HLA homozygous, can be immune-matched to millions of people regardless of sex or racial background, with minimal expectation of immune rejection after transplantation.
hpSCs are as pluripotent as embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and have significant therapeutic potential but their creation does not involve the destruction of a viable human embryo – thus sidestepping the controversy and ethical dilemmas associated with the use of human embryonic stem cells. Different from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSs), hpSCs do not involve manipulation of gene expression back to a less differentiated stage – a practice that may become a safety or regulatory obstacle in clinical applications.
A relatively small number of hpSC lines can offer the potential of producing the first true stem cell bank, UniStemCell, which ISCO intends to create as a means of serving populations across the globe. The company's scientists are currently focused on using hpSC to treat severe diseases of the eye, nervous system, and liver, for which cell therapy has been clinically proven but is limited due to the unavailability of safe human cells.
In addition to its therapeutic focus, ISCO also provides two revenue streams. Firstly through its subsidiary Lifeline Cell Technology, specialized cells and growth media for biological research around the world, and secondly its subsidiary Lifeline Skin Care, the company manufactures and sells anti-aging skincare products utilizing an extract from the hpSC and by leveraging the latest discoveries in the fields of stem cell biology, nanotechnology, and skin cream formulation technology. Disclaimer
International Stem Cell Corp. Company Blog
International Stem Cell Corp. News:
International Stem Cell Corp Announces First Quarter 2012 Financial Results and Business Highlights
International Stem Cell Corporation Scientists to Present Pre-Clinical Research Results at American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy 15th Annual Meeting
International Stem Cell Corporation Announces New Stem Cell Manufacturing Technologies to Support its Therapeutic Programs
The purchase of stock by a company’s own executives has always drawn the attention of investors. There are a number of different reasons that one or more members of a company’s management team may choose to purchase the company’s stock, and there are associated limitations regarding when they are, or are not, allowed to do it. Correspondingly, every investor seems to have their own ideas about why such purchases may be significant.
Perhaps the main reason investors want to know about in-house stock purchases is the perceived possibility, even though there are obviously restrictions on dealing shares based upon insider information, that a company’s executives may know something outsiders do not. These are the people, after all, who are running the company every day, who must have an intimate knowledge of its strengths and weaknesses, and who should have a vision of where the organization is headed. Although there are studies that suggest insider purchases may indeed signal an upward movement in share price, there are many variables to consider. Is the purchase being made by an outside director or an inside executive? Is it just one executive or many? Is the purchase mostly for PR reasons, or based upon a real confidence in the company’s future? And just how long term is that confidence?
When Beacon Enterprise, a global provider of Information Technology infrastructure solutions, recently announced that their senior management and directors will be making voluntary open-market purchases of the company’s common stock at various prices, and that the company will establish a formal Executive Stock Purchase Program, it carried some weight. The reason was that it involved a number of executives who had expressed a personal desire to engage in such purchases, following a required waiting period after the filing of Beacon’s 10Q. The statement suggested that there was a general feeling that the company’s share price was a bargain based upon its market value and growth prospects.
For additional information, visit the company’s website atwww.AskBeacon.com
Quasar Aerospace is a Florida-based holding company comprised of strategic subsidiaries in the aerospace industry, with a current focus on aircraft pilot training and aircraft services. Their goal has been to pursue a synergistic business strategy that combines carefully chosen aviation/aerospace business into an integrated and self-supporting network, which will have the ability to operate in a more complex strategic environment and to achieve greater success than would have been possible if they were operating individually.
Quasar targets companies with a proven track record and significant consolidated cash flow. The company does not intend to take over the operation of these already successful companies, but rather to have them retain their operational independence and unique corporate cultures. Quasar will simply provide them a supportive network from which they will all gain, through things like scalable economies and cooperative agreements.
To date, Quasar has brought together the following:
• Atlantic Aviation operates a flight school at Herlong Airport in Jacksonville, Florida, and plans to develop and operate flight schools nationwide to train aviation professionals around the country.
• Corporate Air Repair in Jacksonville, Florida, is categorized under Aircraft and Heavy Equipment Repair Services.
• A-Cent Aviation is the #1 flight training facility in Colorado Springs, with a safety record showing no accidents or incidents since opening in 2001.
A-Cent Aviation, as an example, has what some consider to be the best general aviation flight simulator of its kind in its home state of Colorado, a fully enclosed aircraft cockpit simulator with a 120-degree ultra-high resolution visual presentation. The company’s FAA testing center is strategically located in areas where demand is high and supply is low.
As aviation expands in developing countries, the anticipated worldwide pilot shortage is increasing the need for qualified flight training facilities, and Quasar is aggressively positioning itself to take advantage of that demand.
For more information, see the company website at www.QuasarAero.com
RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals stated that data regarding their novel, therapeutic peptide, Thymosin beta 4 (TB4), was published in the May 2012 edition of the Journal of Neurosurgery, 116:1081—1092. The data shows that TB4 “provides both neuroprotection and neurorestoration after traumatic brain injury (TBI).”
The aims of the study were to test if TB4 treatment decreases brain damage and improves functional recovery in rats if the treatment is initiated 6 hours after traumatic brain injury. The research team states, “Compared with saline administration, TB4 treatment initiated 6 hours postinjury significantly improved sensorimotor functional recovery and spatial learning, reduced cortical lesion volume and hippocampal cell loss, and enhanced cell proliferation and neurogenesis in the injured hippocampus. Thymosin B4 treatment initiated 6 hours postinjury provides both neuroprotection and neurorestoration after TBI, indicating that TB4 has promising therapeutic potential in patients with TBI.”
“These results are extremely encouraging and are consistent with results of TB4 administration in other Central nervous system injuries, as well as in cardiovascular injury models. Moreover, the reduction of brain damage, improved motor function, and regeneration of injured brain tissue, when TB4 is administered 6 hours after TBI, suggest that it could potentially be useful for the treatment of brain traumas seen in the military, the workplace and in contact sports,” stated Dr. Allan Goldstein, Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. Dr. Goldstein is also chairman of and chief scientific advisor to RegeneRx.
The research team consisted of Xiong Y, Zhang Y, Mahmood A, Meng Y, Zhang ZG, Morris DC, and Chopp MJ. The researchers are from the Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Emergency Medicine at the Henry Ford Hospital System (HFHS), in Detroit, Michigan, and Department of Physics, Oakland University, in Rochester, Michigan, in accordance with a material transfer agreement between the RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and Henry Ford Hospital.
For more information, please visit www.regenerx.com
Unwired Planet (formerly, Openwave Systems, Inc.) has an impressive Intellectual Property (IP) track record, assembling a portfolio of over 200 issued U.S. and foreign patents (plus some 75 pending applications), with many of these key technologies being essentially foundational to mobile communications. The company practically invented the Mobile Internet and today announced a new pioneering breakthrough with the launch of a company-branded Zeppelin to take flight in the skies over Silicon Valley.
The flight plan calls for a month of airtime, driving awareness of the company’s rebirth as Unwired Planet, the founder of the Mobile Internet. Additionally, this endeavor will help to promote the company and industry itself by underscoring the important role that UPIP inventors/innovators have played, not only improving perception of the significant economic value created by UPIP’s tech pioneers, but their tremendous impact on the mobile communications industry as a whole.
Brilliant move for UPIP, which is focused on a core strategy emphasizing a multi-faceted, IP-amassing approach centered on deriving substantial shareholder value through aggressive licensing/partnering (and enforcement if necessary).
This announcement marks the first time a B2B technology company like Airship Ventures has thrown in on a sponsorship for a branded Zeppelin over Silicon Valley. The branding partnership between UPIP and Airship Ventures is a spectacular move that should really turn heads throughout the insular and extremely cohesive Silicon Valley community/culture. The company clearly knows what they are doing with this strategy and the anticipated attention this campaign will bring to both the change over in company branding and the core IP portfolio that spans mobile/smart device, cloud technology, and unified messaging platforms, will likely result in amplification of their monetization capacity.
CEO of UPIP, Mike Mulica, threw a spotlight on the primary role played by the company and its historical inventors in building the modern wireless internet environment, confident that this roll out will spark the imaginations of Silicon Valley goers, driving brand awareness for the new identity that is firmly grounded in the vital role played by UPIP. Mulica noted how the Unwired Planet name/concept revivifies that incredibly visionary period of the nascent mobile space, back when the foundational mobile patents were first issued, before any of the convenience we today take for granted was even realized.
Bold moves and statements, but then again we are talking about the company that did the planet’s first ever Wireless Access Protocol (WAP) deployment and has developed technology that plays a critical infrastructural role in the operations of high-profile massive players like AT&T, Comcast, Deutsche Telekom, Time Warner Cable, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Vodacom, and Vodafone (to name just a few).
In a new analytical breakdown by Morgan Stanley, this robust space, dominated by devices like the Kindle, iPhone, Android, other smartphones, wireless tablets, wireless gaming systems, and even more advanced GPS devices (all of which are constantly improving as hardware/software improves), is projected to exceed desktop internet use by 2015. This means that the mobile space will be the new primary venue for activity and thus UPIP is well-positioned with its IP portfolio for the growth that will inevitably result from the burgeoning mobile pipeline.
In fact, with so much traffic migrating to mobile, UPIP’s multi-pronged patent monetization strategy (empowered by hard line moves like their recent International Trade Commission complaint filing, requesting that AAPL and RIM imports of smartphones into the U.S. be barred by the agency, as the company posits their patents are infringed thereby) should reap increasingly generous rewards for the company’s shareholders (the company filed a similar complaint in a federal district court in Delaware). The company believes it has a strong legal position to aggress the massive revenue generated by these large companies that have profited off of technology created by Unwired Planet.
A decade and a half on the front lines of the war to unify the world through internet connectivity, UPIP looks ready to re-emerge with a strong IP hand in the mobile space.
For more information on this Redwood City, California-headquartered mobile tech pioneer, head on over to the Unwired Planet, Inc. website at:www.UnwiredPlanet.com
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