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Applied Visual Sciences, Inc. (APVS)
Today we are highlighting Applied Visual Sciences, Inc. (APVS), as "One to Watch" here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Applied Visual Sciences, Inc. is an image analysis software technology company. The Company has developed intelligent, next-generation imaging analytics and informatics technologies. These are for the extraction, analysis, and detection of objects-of-interest within any digital image format (still or video). Applied Visual Sciences lists on the OTC Bulletin Board.
The Company's advanced image analysis engine can unlock hidden intelligence and identify the targeted objects of interest. It can do this whether the images are generated by a digital camera embedded in a cell phone, or complex multi-spectral images captured by satellites.
Applied Visual Sciences machine recognition algorithms expand the constraints on human vision by detecting and defining characteristics in the image that the human eye cannot see. These machine recognition algorithms present the unseen data in ways that accelerate the speed of decision-making. The fundamentals of the Company's algorithmic approach are straightforward, proven, and patented. The core analytical process uses a series of iterative transformations and convolutions that can be applied sequentially or in parallel. In these sequences, the output of one process is the source of the next process.
The Company also has their Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) technology. The focus is adding vision to security imaging. They offer the target recognition capabilities of PinPoint™. This is the advanced threat detection software developed by their wholly owned subsidiary Guardian Technologies International. PinPoint (employing the Company's core algorithmic technologies) has a number of homeland security applications. These include checkpoint baggage screening, body scanning, liquid explosives detection, IED detection, satellite image screening, border checkpoints and hyperspectral imaging analysis.
For Infectious Diseases, Applied Visual Sciences has their Signature Mapping TBDx™ developed by their wholly owned subsidiary Signature Mapping Medical Sciences. This is a fully automated slide management system. It eliminates the requirement for a person to look at slides through a microscope.
For Breast Cancer, the Company has Signature Mapping™, developed by their wholly owned subsidiary Signature Mapping Medical Sciences. It delivers sophisticated image analysis processes that provide enhanced visualization capabilities and automated detection algorithms. This is to help prevent unnecessary biopsies. It accomplishes this while flagging previously unseen lesions for additional review. On March 23, 2012, Applied Visual Sciences established a new entity - Instasis Imaging, Inc. - for the development, marketing, and sales of a suite of imaging analytic applications for the automated detection of breast cancer.
We have Applied Visual Sciences, Inc. (APVS) locked on our radar screens as "One to Watch" here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Applied Visual Sciences, Inc. (APVS), closed on Wednesday at $0.044, up 4.76%, on 104,987 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 69,288. The 52-week low/high is $0.02/$0.19.
Blue Earth, Inc. (BBLU)
SmallCapStockPlays reported yesterday on Blue Earth, Inc. (BBLU), SmallCap Network, RedChip did earlier, and we highlight the Company as "One to Watch" here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Headquartered in Henderson, Nevada, Blue Earth, Inc. is an energy efficiency and renewable energy services company. They offer products and services that will optimize energy use, reduce harmful environmental emissions, and substantially reduce energy costs to their customers. Blue Earth engages in a mergers and acquisition strategy in the clean-tech industry. The Company's primary focus is acquiring companies and innovative technologies that serve the multi billion dollar energy efficiency services and renewable energy market sectors.
Blue Earth's targeted technologies normally include different measures designed for a specific customer or facility in their target market of small commercial businesses and residences to improve the efficiency of building systems (refrigeration, lighting and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). The Company's management plans to accelerate the introduction of the acquired technology/products by offering and installing them by way of energy management service companies and manufacturers representatives that have an established base of customers at the local, state, regional, and national levels.
Castrovilla, Inc. is a subsidiary of Blue Earth. Castrovilla is expanding their energy efficiency retrofit model into Southern California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and Idaho. The business expansion will use the Blue Earth Energy Management Services (BEEMS) trade name. The expectation is that the Castrovilla expansion will generate more than $20 million in revenues and EBITDA in excess of $3 million in 2012.
Blue Earth has an agreement with Genesis Fluid Solutions, Ltd. (GFS). The GFS patented Rapid Dewatering System (RDS) removes different types of debris, sediments, and contaminants from waterways and industrial sites The agreement is to receive a 6 percent royalty on all gross revenues derived from dewatering operations and the sale, lease, or licensing arrangements of the RDS and/or any of the dewatering boxes of their affiliates. This is until Blue Earth receives $4 million and a royalty of 3 percent of gross revenues, after that not to exceed a cumulative royalty of $15 million.
In addition, Blue Earth acquired the exclusive private label and manufacturing rights to a cutting-edge and patented lighting controls technology. The basis of the technology is on distributed intelligence that embeds a microprocessor to control the "Switch" inside a fluorescent ballast. The microprocessor controls each individual fluorescent tube in either an "on/off" state using the existing wall switch to send instructions to the "smart ballast" that controls the on/off state of each tube.
Blue Energy also has their Xnergy acquisition. Xnergy provides a wide spectrum of comprehensive energy solutions. These include the design and implementation of energy savings projects, energy conservation, energy infrastructure outsourcing, power generation and energy supply and risk management.
Last week, Blue Earth announced that their wholly owned subsidiary, Castrovilla, d/b/a Blue Earth Energy Management Services™ (BEEMS™), is in the process of implementing an additional $1.1 million in utility funded refrigeration rebate incentives under their highly successful "Keep Your Cool™" Program. The design of the proprietary "Keep Your Cool™" Program is to give electric utilities an efficiency program targeting their business customers who operate commercial refrigeration equipment.
We have Blue Earth, Inc. (BBLU) in our sightlines as "One to Watch" this week here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Blue Earth, Inc. (BBLU), closed on Wednesday at $1.02, even with yesterday’s close, on 451 volume. The average volume for the last 60 days is 10,119. The 52-week low/high is $0.81/$1.95.
Del Toro Silver Corp. (DTOR)
Penny Stock Rumble reported earlier on Del Toro Silver Corp. (DTOR), and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Trading on the OTC Bulletin Board, Del Toro Silver Corp. is a mining and exploration company. Their strategy is the acquisition and development of high grade, near term production gold properties in the western United States and Mexico. The Company has a particular focus on historically prolific California mining districts. Del Toro Silver has their headquarters in Carson City, Nevada.
The Company's Discovery Day Gold Property is in Siskiyou County in northwest California near the town of Forks of Salmon approximately 65 miles southwest of Yreka. The claim block consists of 48 unpatented BLM mining claims controlling the prolific Knownothing mining district on over 950 acres of USFS land.
Their Dos Naciones Property is in Central Sonora State, 140 km north-northeast of the city of Hermosillo and approximately 75 km southwest of the Cananea porphyry copper mining district within the northern Mexico copper-molybdenum porphyry belt. The deposit model is copper-silver-zinc-gold skarns and low sulphidation silver-lead veins associated with a central porphyry. Ownership is 50 percent Del Toro Silver and 50 percent Yale Resources Ltd. The Dos Naciones property consists of one mineral concession that covers approximately 2,391 hectares. Del Toro's plan of operation is to carry out exploration work on their Dos Naciones property to ascertain whether it possesses commercially exploitable quantities of gold, silver, and other metals.
Del Toro Silver targets properties that require limited exploration, development and mining expenditures, with the potential for near term production and positive cash flow. The Company has entered into an Asset Sale and Purchase agreement for the Discovery Day Gold Property located in Siskiyou County, California. The goal of Del Toro is to become a gold producer and industry leader in the small to mid size mine market.
The Company is presently focusing on conducting exploration activities on their Dos Naciones property in Mexico. In addition, Del Toro is changing their strategy and is now targeting high grade precious metals properties, located in the western U.S., with the potential for near-term production and positive cash flow. On November 14, 2011, they entered into an asset sale agreement with Bowerman Holdings LLC to acquire up to 75 percent of Bowerman's 100 percent right, title and interest in and to 31 KM mining claims and 17 Raddlefinger mining claims located in Siskiyou County, California. Closing of the acquisition is scheduled to occur by August 10, 2012, unless otherwise agreed by the parties. The closing is subject to satisfactory completion of due diligence by Del Toro Silver.
Del Toro Silver Corp. (DTOR), closed on Wednesday at $0.15, even with yesterday’s close, on 400 volume. The average volume for the last 60 days is 9,980. The 52-week low/high is $0.02/$0.15.
Bill The Butcher, Inc. (BILB)
Wallstreetbuzz reported recently on Bill The Butcher, Inc. (BILB), OTCPicks did earlier, and we are reporting on the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Trading on the OTC Bulletin Board, Bill The Butcher, Inc. sells multi-species meats through corporate-owned neighborhood butcher shops. The Company works directly with local ranchers and farmers, who follow sustainable and organic practices. The Company is a retail butcher shop with 5 operating stores. In addition, they have a 5,000 square foot central commissary. Bill The Butcher focuses on organic and natural meats raised using sustainable farming methods.
Founded in 2009, Bill The Butcher has their corporate headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
The Company's 5 stores are open from 12-7 p.m. 6 days a week (closed Monday's). Their stores are in Woodinville, Redmond, and Seattle (3 stores), Washington. The Company offers online shopping, whereby customers can choose their products online for pick-up at one of their bricks and mortar locations. They also offer Bill The Butcher Gift Certificates in USD$25.00 denominations. Bill the Butcher will also help customers with custom cooking instructions.
The Company believes in supporting sustainable farming practices and working with local farmers and ranchers who raise beef, pork, and poultry without hormones, steroids, and genetically modified feed. Moreover, the Company features open pastured organic and natural grass fed beef that has not been artificially and intentionally fattened on corn.
Bill The Butcher's products include Organic And Natural Beef, Marbled Steaks, Dry Age Roasts, Hand Carved Chops, Free Range Local Poultry, and Cure And Charcuterie. Their products also include Natural Pork, Raw Milk, Hand Made Sausage, Wild Game, as well as Custom Cuts.
This past June, Bill the Butcher announced that they engaged Finance 500, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, as their Investment Banker, to increase the efficacy of the Company's business model and its execution. Investment Banker, Mr. William H. Watson, III of Finance 500 is the lead banker handling this project. Mr. Watson has a history of successful collaborations with companies seeking strategic restructuring, debt consolidation and capital formation.
Bill The Butcher, Inc. (BILB), closed on Wednesday at $0.13, up 8.33%, on 237,275 volume with 24 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 14,293. The 52-week low/high is $0.05/$0.77.
Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. (LBSR)
Greenbackers and PennyTrader Publisher reported last week on Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. (LBSR), Xtremepicks did earlier, and we choose to report on the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. is a mineral exploration company that engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties in Arizona and Alaska. They currently control properties totaling approximately 160,000 acres (approximately 250 square miles) located over what Company management considers some of North America's richest mineralized regions for uranium, copper, gold, silver and molybdenum (moly). Liberty Star has their headquarters in Tucson, Arizona. The Company's shares trade on the OTCBB.
Through their wholly owned subsidiary, Big Chunk Corp., Liberty Star holds claims to the Big Chunk Super Project. This Project covers approximately 177 square miles in southwestern Alaska, targeting copper, gold and molybdenum. The Big Chunk lands are adjacent to the Pebble property. On July 8, 2010, Liberty Star announced a new partnership with Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., holders of the Pebble property. Liberty Star sold 13 percent of their Alaska lands (23.4 square miles) to Northern Dynasty.
Liberty Star's North Pipes Super Project consists of 431 standard Federal lode mining claims covering more than 38,000 acres in numerous blocks targeting breccia pipe hosted uranium deposits. Moreover, the Company's Tombstone Porphyry-Precious Metals Project initially consisted of 33 unpatented federal lode mining claims over a projected covered porphyry copper mineral center in Cochise County, Arizona. In 2011, more claims were added and three claim zones defined. These are Walnut Creek, Tombstone South and Hay Mountain.
Last week, Liberty Star announced that they discovered a large intrusion indicated by an aerially extensive low flight level magnetic survey, over and around the Tombstone caldera. The intrusion covers approximately 215 square miles and its generalized edges appear to follow the outer edge of the interpreted caldera margins.
Liberty Star's CEO and Chief Geologist, James Briscoe, commented, "I have surmised, for many years, that the Tombstone caldera could be one of the large hosts for porphyry copper zones in southeastern Arizona. We now have an accurate measurement of the caldera's size and precise location of the driving granite intrusive (granite pluton). We will work to see if we can confirm additional porphyry copper mineral targets, beyond the targets we already have, using our normal, careful, methodical application of cutting edge geotechnology. Hay Mountain and our other Tombstone holdings reside within or along the edge of this massive intrusion."
Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. (LBSR), closed on Wednesday at $0.0347, up 2.36%, on 872,101 volume with 42 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 1,365,844. The 52-week low/high is $0.01/$0.06.
Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (ACTC)
Greenbackers and Ceocast News reported this week on Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (ACTC), Real Pennies did earlier, and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (ACT) is a biotechnology company applying cellular technology in the field of regenerative medicine. The Company applies stem cell-based technologies (adult and human embryonic) and other proprietary methods in the field of regenerative medicine. ACT has three cellular product platforms based on innovative stem cell technology. The Company is conducting three clinical trials in the U.S. and Europe using hESC-derived RPE cells to treat forms of macular degeneration. The Company's principal laboratory and GMP facility is in Marlborough, Massachusetts; their corporate headquarters are in Santa Monica, California.
ACT is focusing on commercializing their human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-based Retinal Pigment Epithelial (RPE) therapy for degenerative retinal disease. The Company is also developing their human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-based Hemangioblast (HG) platform for the treatment of blood and cardiovascular diseases. Furthermore, they are developing a method for scaled manufacturing of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) from renewable pluripotent stem cell sources. This involves expanding hESC-and IPS-derived MSCs to large numbers in-vitro. MSCs can migrate to injury sites in the eye, exert local immunosuppressive effects, and repair damaged tissue.
In addition, ACT is developing therapeutic platforms using Corneal Endothelial Cells for use in treating corneal blindness. They are also using retinal neural progenitor cells for use in treating glaucoma.
Last week, the Company announced treatment of the second patient in their Phase 1/2 clinical trial for Stargardt's macular dystrophy (SMD) using retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). The surgery was performed on Friday, June 29, 2012 at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, the same site as the first patient treatment in January.
This week, ACT announced that the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) has authorized the Company to move forward with enrollment and treatment of additional patients in their clinical trial for dry age-related macular degeneration (dry AMD). ACT will proceed with patient screening and enrollment for the second cohort, who, in keeping with trial protocol, will be injected with 100,000 retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), compared with the 50,000-cell dose used in the first cohort. DSMB is an independent group of medical experts closely monitoring ACT'S three ongoing clinical trials.
Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (ACTC), closed on Wednesday at $0.08, up 22.81%, on 14,422,771 volume with 705 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 4,547,942. The 52-week low/high is $0.06/$0.20.
Jagged Peak, Inc. (JGPK)
Greenbackers reported previously on Jagged Peak, Inc. (JGPK), and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Founded in July 2000, Jagged Peak, Inc. is an e-commerce software and services company providing Enterprise e-Commerce technology and related fulfillment services. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the Company's flagship product is EDGE (Enterprise Dynamic Global Engine). This is a web-based software application. EDGE enables companies to control and coordinate multi-channel orders, catalogs, multi-warehouse inventories, and fulfillment across multiple customers, suppliers, employees, and partners in real-time.
In July 2009, Jagged Peak began operations in Canada via their wholly owned subsidiary, Jagged Peak Canada, Inc. The operations provide similar services as in the U.S. by way of a network of independently owned fulfillment warehouses, which are managed through technology provided by Jagged Peak.
Jagged Peak enables clients to build and operate custom branded portals such as e-commerce, incentive and rebate programs, customer service, repair and reverse logistics, marketing materials management, and automate other business processes through the use of the EDGE application and its related tools. The EDGE platform has undergone deployment in multiple vertical markets including consumer goods, financial services, healthcare, distribution, travel and tourism and manufacturing.
The Company also continues to market TotalCommerce™. This is an end-to-end solution that enables a company to quickly and cost effectively launch a fully operational, best practices, e-commerce online channel direct to their consumers. TotalCommerce™ is an outsourced "managed services" solution that takes advantage of the Company's broad technology and supply chain infrastructure and provides manufacturers with a turnkey, rapidly deployable solution. This includes e-commerce webstore(s); order, inventory and transportation management software; a North American network of fulfillment centers; back office program management; and a range of online marketing services.
Jagged Peak operates two fulfillment warehouses in Florida. The Company has a network of 16 independently owned fulfillment warehouses throughout North America. This enables their clients to provide faster delivery service to their customers, while lowering their overall delivery costs. The EDGE application is able to route the orders automatically to the optimal warehouse based on an established set of factors such as service, cost and priority.
Jagged Peak, Inc. (JGPK), closed on Wednesday at $0.54, up 42.11%, on 125 volume. The average volume for the last 60 days is 9,297. The 52-week low/high is $0.14/$0.75.
El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc. (ECPN)
SmallCapVoice, BullRally, MadPennyStocks, StockRich, CoolPennyStocks, HotOTC, PennyStockVille, StockEgg, and PennyInvest reported earlier on El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc. (ECPN), and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc. is an exploration stage precious minerals company that lists on the OTC Bulletin Board. The Company principally engages in the exploration of precious metals and other minerals. Their primary asset is their wholly owned subsidiary El Capitan, Ltd., an Arizona corporation. This subsidiary holds the 100 percent equity interest in the El Capitan property located near Capitan, New Mexico. El Capitan Precious Metals has their headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The El Capitan property consists of 354 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lode claims and four patented claims. The claim block is located in Lincoln County, New Mexico and occupies a total of approximately 3,000 acres in townships T 7 S, T 8 S and range R 14 E. The El Capitan deposit has been known as a potential iron ore resource for several decades. The El Capitan deposit comes with metallurgical challenges. However, the near-surface, pervasive nature of the deposit, all of which occurs above the regional water table, provides the potential for both a low mining cost and a long life operation.
The El Capitan deposit is within a north-south-trending belt approximately 2 miles in width and 10 miles in area. This is underlain by Permian limestone and lesser quartz sandstone. The most striking characteristic of the El Capitan deposit is the ever-present and commonly abundant presence of hematite, oxidized to limonite or goethite on surface and in the upper parts of drill holes. Precious metals in the deposit appear to correlate with the presence of hematite-calcite: higher gold-platinum values generally occur in surface and drill samples with higher percentages of hematite. Samples dominant in magnetite, by contrast, are consistently lower in Au, Ag, and Pt.
Yesterday, El Capitan Precious Metals reported that they successfully completed their Recovery Demonstration on samples collected under chain-of-custody protocols in April of this year. Mr. John F. Stapleton, Chairman of El Capitan Precious Metals' Board of Directors, who was present for the demonstration, confirmed that the lab utilized the Sundancer Method to smelt samples for the demonstrations that will be performed for prospective buyers. The work was performed under the supervision of the Company's Qualified Person (QP) on chain-of-custody samples that were crushed and concentrated by Hazen Research in May and then delivered by the QP the following month to an independent lab in Phoenix, Arizona.
El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc. (ECPN), closed on Wednesday at $0.2350, down 0.42%, on 207,521 volume with 27 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 269,280. The 52-week low/high is $0.15/$0.85.
Duma Energy Corp. (DUMA)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Duma Energy Corp. (DUMA). Today, Duma Energy Corp. closed trading at $1.39, on 7,927 volume with 21 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 3,374, and its 52-week low/high is $1.50/$4.00.
Duma Energy Corp. reported entering the final stages of negotiation today in the company’s ongoing bid to acquire a private corporation with significant interest in a 6M-acre African concession that will allow Duma to branch out from its domestic footprint into emergent, highly prospective hydrocarbon recovery opportunities.
Duma Energy Corp. (DUMA) is an aggressive growth company actively producing oil and gas in the domestic United States, both on and offshore. Leveraging its technical expertise, promising portfolio, and strong financial condition, the company plans to utilize domestic revenues and cash flow to fund its rapid growth through acquisition, while participating in transformational projects with the potential of providing exponential returns for shareholders.
The company's primary goal for fiscal year 2012 and beyond is to drive earnings growth. The company also aims to pursue listing on major exchange(s) to provide better visibility and liquidity to shareholders and financial partners. Already producing and generating revenue from oil and gas in Texas, Illinois, and Louisiana, Duma projects domestic production to exceed 1,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) by the end of 2012; with 2,500 boepd projected by the end of 2013.
Duma was founded in 2005 and began trading on the OTCBB in 2009 via registration. In 2006, the company began producing from its first properties in Texas and soon after added production in Louisiana. In 2009, its new CEO Jeremy G. Driver came on board. Within one year, Mr. Driver had identified and negotiated an acquisition that would fundamentally reshape the company. This acquisition was made possible by the large direct cash investment by Mr. Driver and his family, as well as other investors.
The company uses only industry standard and time-tested technologies, and avoids unproven "resource plays" and other opportunities that are heavily dependent upon high commodity prices. Not bound by any geographical location or operational strategy, Duma's management team is focused on developing its existing portfolio while pursuing additional opportunities that provide rapid growth, leveraging growing revenue, cash flow, and reserves to accelerate its growth strategy. Disclaimer
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Duma Energy Corp. News:
Duma Energy Enters Final Stage of Negotiations for African Concession
Duma Energy Provides Third Quarter Results and Demonstrates Positive Earnings
Duma Energy Announces New Trading Symbol "DUMA"
GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV). Today, GlobalWise Investments, Inc. closed trading at $1.60, even with yesterday's close, on 3,060 volume with 5 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 4,906, and its 52-week low/high is $1.02/$1.87.
GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV), via wholly-owned subsidiary Intellinetics, Inc., is a leading-edge technology company focused on Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions for the digital age. The ECM industry continues to grow rapidly as a result of unrestricted proliferation of digital content within today's business environment. Leveraging its proprietary cloud-based computing software, GlobalWise is poised to capture a significant market share of this burgeoning industry.
GlobalWise's ECM service is delivered to customers via five unique delivery models which cover the spectrum of business needs: Cloud/Saas (Software as a Service), Hardware Vendor Integrated Service, Software Vendor Integrated Service, Premise (Client-Server), Hybrid (Premise & Cloud/Saas).This diversity gives advanced security & privacy features with an on-demand structure needed for large Tier 3 and Tier 4 businesses that are currently underserved by the market.
The Intellinetics platform defines a new industry benchmark and game-changing approach by combining advanced virtualization & automated content management with an open and service-oriented architecture using web services. The company provides strategies, tactics, and technologies used to manage paper and digital assets from capture to long-term archive, without the need for manual processes conducted by a full time employee.
GlobalWise's management boasts a combined total of over 60 years in ECM leadership and industry experience. The ECM industry is expected to exceed $5.1 billion by 2013 with Gartner predicting a compound annual growth rate of 9.5%. IBM Market Insights predicts adoption of cloud computing to grow by 26% CAGR between 2010 through 2013. Leveraging management and key department heads, Intellinetics has a strong foundation from which to capture significant market share within the lucrative $149 billion Business Software & Services industry. Disclaimer
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GlobalWise Investments News:
GlobalWise ECM Software Intellivue™ Named #1 at Prestigious Managed Printer Conference by "The Week in Imaging"
GlobalWise Reports on International Expansion Initiatives
GlobalWise to Present at the Inaugural Marcum MicroCap Conference on June 20th in New York City
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 $0.2850, off by 1.72%, on 60,500 volume with 16 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 191,994, and its 52-week low/high is $0.21/$1.00.
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
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International Stem Cell Corp. News:
International Stem Cell Corporation Featured in Stem Cell Technology's Bright Future Article on Seeking Alpha
International Stem Cell Corporation Reports Reaching Milestone in Its Cornea Program
International Stem Cell Corporation Scientists Create New Protein-Based Stem Cell Technology
Skinny Nutritional Corp. (SKNY)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Skinny Nutritional Corp. (SKNY). Today, Skinny Nutritional Corp. closed trading at $0.07, even for the day, on 1,549,300 volume with 27 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 2,489,176, and its 52-week low/high is $0.0052/$0.068.
Skinny Nutritional Corp. (SKNY) has established their Skinny Water® brand as a clear alternative to other products in the enhanced water space, with the only true zero calorie, sugar, carb, sodium, and preservative-containing beverage available. Skinny Water's proprietary formulation of essential antioxidant agents, electrolytes, and the critical vitamins our bodies need in order to achieve optimal function, uses 100% natural flavors, no preservatives, no artificial colors, and only the best purified water.
The company has constructed a network of approximately 50 domestic distributors (with three more internationally), placing product on shelves approximately 15k stores across the United States. Derived from the natural flavors contained in fruits, Skinny Water represents a fortified, extremely low-impact, great-tasting array of beverages that provide a concentrated punch of the nutrients essential for a healthier lifestyle.
The company's strong emphasis on health, fitness, and community has served marketing initiatives very well. The new age beverage segment has seen increasing momentum in recent years, with just about every beverage company getting into the game, but none of them has the kind of no-nonsense product composition behind Skinny Water, something that appeals directly to the majority of the core consumer market.
Skinny Nutritional continues to build value around the Skinny Water brand, and today has numerous trademarks in the healthy beverage and snack food categories. As consumers migrate away from sugar based beverages and empty calories, Skinny Water is ideally positioned to benefit from positive market trends as management focuses on delivering exceptional value to shareholders. Disclaimer
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Skinny Nutritional Corp. News:
A&P's 275 Stores Continue Skinny Water's Mid-Atlantic Penetration
Skinny Nutritional Corp. Enters Into $15M Financing, Positions Company to Grow Skinny Brand Portfolio Nationally
Skinny Nutritional Corp. Enters Distribution Agreement With Michigan-Based D&B Grocers Wholesale, Inc.
Duma Energy just announced that it has entered into the final stage of negotiations to acquire a private corporation with a significant interest in an African concession totaling approximately 6 million acres (25,000 square km). This acquisition would be part of the company’s intention to expand internationally and acquire highly prospective opportunities in emerging exploration regions.
“Our success in the last two years has put us in a strong position for growth. We believe it is the right time to be aggressive and continue to pursue our stated goal of seeking projects that offer huge potential returns. There are great opportunities out there,” stated Jeremy G. Driver, President and Chief Executive Officer of Duma Energy Corp.
Duma Energy is actively producing oil and gas in the continental United States, both on and offshore. Leveraging its technical expertise, promising portfolio, and strong financial condition, the company plans to utilize domestic revenues and cash flow to fund its rapid growth through acquisition, while participating in transformational projects with the potential of providing exponential returns for shareholders.
For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.DUMA.com
The recent online article posted in “The Week in Imaging” announcing how the Intellivue ECM (Enterprise Content Management) solution from GlobalWise subsidiary Intellinetics was chosen as #1 for document management services alluded to an important business trend.
Article author Art Post pointed to an earlier piece he had written where he discussed a trend he was noticing, namely that businesses are increasingly scanning and emailing documents instead of copying and printing them. The result has been a growing need for systems that can effectively organize, track, and manage such documents. He also pointed out that small businesses often complain that, although they indeed want such organizational capabilities, they feel unable to put it together themselves, citing a lack of in-house technical expertise and supporting funds. The Intellivue ECM platform was to him a clear solution to the problem, offering small business the document organizational functionality they wanted, but at no upfront cost.
Intellivue not only makes it easy for the end business user to enter the world of ECM, it also provides revenue generation opportunities for the copier and printer dealers who might otherwise get left behind in the move away from paper to electronic images. Normally such vendors simply lease copier/printer hardware and then charge users based upon the number of pages printed. With the Intellivue system, they can charge for document scans, since they are adding value through the unique and powerful organizational functionality the system offers for managing scanned and other documents, still at no up-front cost to the user.
Also in the article on Intellivue, Art Post points out another possible benefit to the dealer, in that they may be able to charge professional services for installation and training related to the system.
For additional information on GlobalWise Investments, visit the company’s website at www.GlobalWiseInvestments.com
The potential value of human stem cells in the field of regenerative medicine is a major focus of research. Stem cells have the critical ability to differentiate themselves into many kinds of cells, providing a unique and important source of tissues for treating wounds and diseases. However, cell recipients and sources need to have histocompatibility, so that any grafted tissue is not rejected by the recipient’s immune system. The histocompatibility type of an individual is determined by various genes located in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) locus on chromosome 6. Cells that are compatible are called HLA Homozygous.
A recent paper has been published by a Geneva University Hospital team, led by Jean Villard, regarding HLA-homozygous stem cells being used as a bank, so that a limited number of lines could cover many individuals. The team reviewed available scientific literature, and provided multiple lines of evidence suggesting that the generation of HLA-homozygous pluripotent stem cell banks may be a way towards the sustainable development of regenerative medicine. The paper points out the advantageous effect of complete or partial HLA matching for graft survival, explaining that the matching process could be greatly facilitated by the use of HLA-homozygous stem cell lines.
The authors write: “All these results indicate that the number of cell lines needed in a pluripotent stem cell bank, which would provide matches for a majority of the population, could be drastically reduced if it contained homozygous lines” and conclude “The establishment of multiple regional banks, accounting for the variability of HLA haplotypes in different human populations, should be strongly considered to advance medical and research purposes.”
International Stem Cell Corporation has been advocating such an approach ever since its inception in 2005. Its unique technology allows for the derivation of transplantation-compatible HLA-homozygous parthenogenetic stem cells, with one of their HLA-homozygous lines carrying the most common haplotype in the Caucasian population, present in 4% of the population.
For additional information on ISCO, visit the company’s website at www.internationalstemcell.com
Comstock Mining, the precious metal developer focused on their sizeable land package of contiguous properties in Nevada’s legendary Comstock Lode District, reported today that shortly after completion of the $2.4M heap leach facility (announced July 2) the company has also completed the new crusher facility’s construction.
Comstock has already begun commissioning the necessary equipment for the new facility and anticipates rapidly accelerating testing/calibration over an approximately ten day period as the facility springs to life. Once the testing phase is complete, LODE will be stacking processed ore onto the heap and has already prepared the site for stock piling ore around the crusher itself (to provide an optimal throughput blend of rock type/material into the crusher).
This beauty was overdesigned and should be handling well over the initial usage of some 1M tons/year throughout its prime, with projections for ore crushing capacity up to 3.5M tons/year before any upgrading is required. LODE has really made a strong investment in the future of their Nevada mining operations and the ore coming out of the newly readied Lucerne Resource Area (necessary construction, supplier engagements, and hiring complete since mid-May) should find its way to the crusher very soon.
The crusher facility design has taken into consideration just about everything required to see to it that the large amounts of ore coming in from the company’s surrounding resource generating areas are amply handled, with a KPI-JCI 3055 primary jaw crusher and a 3-axle, twin 200HP drive K400+ cone crusher taking center stage alongside the huge wobbler feeder. The wobbler (and its screen) will actually vet a majority of the ore on the first pass, with the oversize chunks getting crushed down to within processing tolerances (100 percent minus 1.25 inches) and cement used as an agglomeration additive to ensure the fine particulate matter is captured (and that overall consistency/continuous circulation can be maintained throughout the leaching process).
President and CEO of LODE, Corrado De Gasperis, explained that the crusher commissioning represents a huge milestone for LODE on the company’s march to production and underscored the sophistication, as well as robustness of the state-of-the-art, American-made equipment being commissioned. In addition to the primary processing elements, the facility also includes the relevant scalping screens (6 x 16 footer with a 72” conveyor and the 7 x20 foot screen, with 30” mounted conveyors), multiple ancillary 36” conveyors, the agglomerator, cement silos, control tower, environmental bag house equipment for dust prevention, and of course the new 4WD (36” belt) retractable super stacker that can easily stack material up to 150 feet.
De Gasperis emphasized that everything was going according to plan and that LODE is on schedule to do their first gold pour this summer, with hiring currently underway (expected to bring the site staff level to over 100 people) to accommodate the expansion of the Merrill Crowe zinc precipitation processing facility slated for later this month. Once enough material is crushed and stacked out for the Merrill Crowe process, we should see some serious color, as LODE will be leaching substantial quantities of prime, mineralized ore.
LODE has been a real boon to the communities of Northern Nevada, having put some $6.3M into just the crusher alone (not to mention all the other CAPEX put into getting their NV properties up and producing) and utilized the services of three local firms, as well as one out of Texas, to complete the crusher. Cruz Construction Company, Inc. out of the nearby city of Mound House (only 10 miles from the mine) in particular has benefitted tremendously as the site prep has progressed, getting plenty of work out of LODE and helping to employ many locals. Goodfellow Corp. out of Boulder City and A.M. Smith Electric, Inc. from nearby Carson City, as well as JC Industries out of Texas, were all used to complete the job to this point and should remain valuable allies moving forward with overall operations.
To learn more about the company, visit www.ComstockMining.com
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