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JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (JASO)
The Street, Real Pennies, FNNO Newsletters, Alternative Energy, and Energy and Capital reported earlier on JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (JASO), and we choose to highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Founded on May 18, 2005, JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. is one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products. The Company is one of the world's largest producers of solar cells. JA Solar also produces solar modules that they distribute under their own brand and produces on behalf of solar manufacturers around the world. JA Solar is based in Shanghai, China. The Company maintains production facilities in Shanghai, and Hebei, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces.
JA Solar shipped 1.69 GW of solar power products in 2011. This represents an increase of 15.8 percent from the 1.46 GW shipped in 2010. According to the annual industry report, published by SolarBuzz in March 2012, JA Solar ranked first in China and second worldwide in terms of cell production in 2011.
The Company has an annual solar cell production capacity of 3 GW, an annual module production capacity of 1.5GW, and an annual wafer production capacity of 1GW. JA Solar’s manufacturing facilities encompass the whole photovoltaic supply chain. This includes wafers, cells, and modules, and comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) system project development services.
On Monday of this week, JA Solar announced that they entered into a share transfer agreement on July 23, 2012 with M.SETEK Co., Ltd. M.SETEK is a polysilicon and solar wafer manufacturer in Japan controlled by AU Optronics Corp. With this Agreement, M.SETEK will transfer their 65 percent equity interest in Hebei Ningjin Songgong Semiconductor Co., Ltd. to JA Solar Hong Kong Ltd. , a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, for RMB247.0 million (US$38.9 million).
The share transfer is part of an arrangement with M.SETEK to settle outstanding prepayments made by the Company to M.SETEK for polysilicon supply, following an assignment by the Company of such claim over the outstanding prepayment to JA Hong Kong. Due to a magnitude-9 earthquake in Japan and a consequent tsunami, M.SETEK failed to make the majority of the scheduled delivery of polysilicon to the Company. M.SETEK subsequently entered into a framework agreement with JA Solar in March 2012 to settle outstanding prepayments of US$69.1 million (RMB438.7 million).
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (JASO), closed Thursday at $0.93, down 0.77%, on 1,004,507 volume with 2,470 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 1,633,485. The 52-week low/high is $0.89/$4.95.
Champion Minerals, Inc. (CHM.TO)
We are highlighting Champion Minerals, Inc. (CHM.TO), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange, Champion Minerals, Inc. is an iron exploration and development company. The Company is focusing on developing their significant iron resources in the provinces of Quebec and Newfoundland & Labrador. Champion holds a 100 percent interest in the Fermont Iron Holdings and a 44 percent interest in the Attikamagen Iron Project located in both Quebec and Labrador. Champion Minerals has offices in Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec.
The Company has properties located in the heart of Canada’s premier iron ore mining district, the Labrador Trough. Champion Minerals is one of the largest landholders of highly prospective iron ore claims located southwest of Fermont and northeast of Schefferville, Quebec. Their portfolio includes the Fire Lake North, Bellechasse, Harvey-Tuttle, Moire Lake, Oil Can and O'Keefe-Purdy projects.
The Company’s Fermont Iron Holdings, including the flagship Fire Lake North Project, are located in Canada's major iron ore producing district, in close proximity to five producing iron mines. Fire Lake North is located immediately adjacent to and north of ArcelorMittal's operating Fire Lake Mine and 60 km south of Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc.'s Bloom Lake Mine in northeastern Quebec. The Fermont area has ready access to hydro-electric power, roads, railways and waterways, and connects to three ports on the north shore of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Yesterday, Champion Minerals announced metallurgical results of test work performed by SGS Lakefield Research and interpreted by BBA, Inc. on the Company’s 100 percent owned Fire Lake North Project in Fermont, Quebec. The test work, performed in support of the Fire Lake North Feasibility Study scheduled for Q4 2012, successfully demonstrated that the West Pit and East Pit deposits, which contain predominantly hematite, can undergo processing using a relatively simple and conventional Autogenous Grinding (AG) mill with three-stage gravity spiral beneficiation.
The product generated from heavy liquid separation (HLS) testing and a pilot plant confirmed that an excellent grade and quality of sinter concentrate can be produced from the West Pit and East Pit deposits of the Fire Lake North Project. Champion Minerals is focusing on the development of the West Pit deposit for the upcoming Feasibility Study, with the East Pit deposit possibly serving to supplement the mill feed.
Champion Minerals, Inc. (CHM.TO), closed Thursday’s trading session at $0.94, even with yesterday’s close, on 96,050 volume.
Liberator Medical Holdings, Inc. (LBMH)
Wall Street Resources reported recently on Liberator Medical Holdings, Inc. (LBMH), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Liberator Medical Holdings, Inc.'s subsidiary, Liberator Medical Supply, Inc., established the Liberator brand as a leading national direct-to-consumer provider of quality medical supplies to Medicare-eligible seniors. The Company has recognition for offering a simple, reliable way to purchase medical supplies needed on a regular, ongoing, repeat-order basis, with the convenience of direct billing to Medicare and private insurance. Liberator Medical Holdings’ shares trade on the OTC Bulletin Board. The Company has their corporate headquarters in Stuart, Florida.
Liberator is an Exemplary Provider™ accredited by The Compliance Team. The Compliance Team is a national accreditation organization authorized by the federal government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Liberator’s primary focus is sterile urinary catheters and urological supplies. They specialize in servicing patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance.
Liberator Medical Holdings’ revenue primarily comes from supplying products to meet the rapidly growing requirements of general medical supplies, personal mobility aids, diabetes, urological, ostomy and mastectomy patients. The Company communicates with patients and their doctors on a regular basis regarding prescriptions and supplies. Customers may purchase by phone, mail or internet, with repeat orders confirmed with the customer and shipped when needed.
In May, Liberator Medical Holdings announced Net Revenues of $14,670,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2012; an increase of $2,006,000, or 15.8 percent, compared with sales of $12,664,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2011. Sales for the six months ended March 31, 2012, increased by $4,582,000, or 18.4 percent, to $29,466,000, compared with sales of $24,884,000 for the six months ended March 31, 2011.
Gross Profit for the three months ended March 31, 2012, increased by $1,093,000, or 13.9 percent, to $8,983,000, compared with Gross Profit of $7,890,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2011. For the six months ended March 31, 2012, Gross Profit increased by $2,105,000, or 13.4 percent, to $17,776,000, compared with Gross Profit of $15,671,000.
Liberator Medical Holdings, Inc. (LBMH), closed Thursday’s trading session at $0.72, up 2.86%, on 8,000 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 14,865. The 52-week low/high is $0.74/$1.36.
National Graphite Corp. (NGRC)
Today we are reporting on National Graphite Corp. (NGRC), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Founded in 2006, National Graphite Corp. is an exploration stage company that lists on the OTC Bulletin Board. The Company engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties in the U.S. and Canada. National Graphite primarily explores for gold, silver, lead, zinc, graphite, and related minerals. The Company formerly went by the name Lucky Boy Silver Corp. They changed their name to National Graphite Corp. in May of this year. National Graphite has their headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Company is continuing the development of their Nevada silver and gold claims. Their Candelaria silver properties are located in the Walker Lane Mineral Belt in western Nevada. The mineralization on the Candelaria prospect is primarily silver mineralization with some gold, lead and zinc exposed at the surface and trending east-west across the northern edge of the claims. The Walker Lane is a major northwest-southeast-trending zone. It displays right lateral fault movement that ranges from 30 to 40 miles in its central portion, and hosts an assortment of precious metal and base metal mineral deposits, as well as geothermal activity, along its length.
National Graphite also has their Black Butte Project in Nevada. The Black Butte Project is approximately 30 miles east of Hawthorne on the east flank of Black Dyke Mountain at the eastern end of the Garfield Hills.
This past June, National Graphite announced that further to their acquisition of 65 claims of 60 hectares each for a total of over 9,600 acres in Lochaber Township in Quebec, management has entered into an agreement with GeoXplor Corp. to purchase a 100 percent interest in and to the Chedic Graphite Property consisting of 20 Mineral Lode Claims in Township, 15 North, Range 19 East, Sections 25 & 26 Carson City, Nevada, compromising approximately 400 acres.
National Graphite is one of a few companies owning graphite exploration properties in Quebec and Ontario. With this acquisition the Company is one of the only potential U.S. Producers.
National Graphite Corp. (NGRC), closed Thursday’s trading session at $0.49, even with yesterday’s close. The average volume for the last 60 days is 5,832. The 52-week low/high is $0.30/$1.01.
Nightingale Informatix Corp. (NGH.V)
Today we are reporting on Nightingale Informatix Corp. (NGH.V), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Nightingale Informatix Corp. is a health care service and software company with headquarters in Markham, Ontario. The Company has recognition as an industry leader in Web-based clinician and community based Electronic Medical Records (EMR) serving the needs of small primary care practices, multi-physician outpatient clinics, and large scale regional health organizations and networks. Nightingale Informatix lists on the TSX Venture Exchange.
The Company’s comprehensive service offering, coupled with integrated practice management and transcription, allows customers to enhance patient care, increase revenue opportunities and optimize operations. Nightingale Informatix is one of the fastest growing health care IT service and software and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) companies in North America with more than 5.3 million patient records under management in a hosted (ASP) environment. The design of the Company’s services is to lower the cost of operating a practice.
As relates to EMR and Practice Management, Nightingale’s products for primary care providers, specialists and communities include Nightingale On Demand EMR; Nightingale SmartScribes (Speech Driven EMR); Nightingale Medical Transcription, and Nightingale Priority Access (a flexible and customized patient portal).
The Company also offers the Clinipen™ digital pen. This is an EMR integrated digital writing solution. It allows a practice and their patients the ability to input structured data into a patient’s record directly from a paper form.
Last week, Nightingale Informatix announced that they signed a three-year agreement with Six Nations Health Services to provide their leading EMR and practice management solution, Nightingale On Demand (NOD), to healthcare providers practicing within the Six Nations Health Services department of the Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council. This is the largest single Aboriginal Healthcare agreement to date for Nightingale. It will cover 150 providers who provide comprehensive and diverse health services to clients at the Six Nations Health Services primary site in Ohsweken, Ontario and across the Six Nations territory. The expectation is that deployment will be completed by December 2012.
Six Nations of the Grand River community is located 25 km southwest of the city of Hamilton, Ontario and is between the cities of Brantford, Caledonia and Hagersville. Six Nations Health Services is one of thirteen departments operated by the Six Nations Elected Council.
Nightingale Informatix Corp. (NGH.V), closed Thursday’s session at $0.25, up 2.04%, on 24,500 volume. The 52-week low/high is $0.21/$0.35.
NSU Resources, Inc. (NOST)
24-7 Stock Alert, Global Equity Report, Penny Stock Explosion, 1-2-3 Stock Alerts, Research Driven Investor, Stockdigest Report, and Growing Stocks Reports reported recently on NSU Resources, Inc. (NOST), Research Driven Alerts, PickPennyStocks, Michael Stone, OTCtipReporter, smallcapinvestordaily, PennyStockScholar did also, and we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
NSU Resources, Inc. is a mineral exploration and carbon development company that lists on the OTC Markets. The Company’s mission is to become a vertically integrated provider of Rare Earth Elements, and they are targeting growth from the acquisition of mineral and carbon rights around the world. The Company is pursuing the development of proven NI 43-101 compliant ore inventories from high quality properties with the potential for providing topside ore of good quality. NSU Resources has their headquarters in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.
Currently, NSU Resources is focusing on their Eastern Canada property. Their Byers Brook Property is in Colchester County, Nova Scotia. It consists of Mineral Exploration License 09388, which contains 27 claim units (1080 acres or 437 hectares). The Property is within a geological environment favorable for the discovery of Iron-Oxide-Copper-Gold (IOCG). Other types of mineralization include Rare Earth Element (REE) mineralization (MacHattie, 2010) and Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS).
The Company’s Shatter Lake Property is in Colchester County, Nova Scotia. It consists of Mineral Exploration License 08996, which contains 78 claim units (3120 acres or 1263 hectares). The Property is within a geological environment that is favorable for the discovery of Rare Earth Element (REE) mineralization similar to nearby recent discoveries (MacHattie, 2010). Other types of mineralization such as Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) and Iron-Oxide-Copper-Gold (IOCG) have also been reported within the Cobequid Highlands Area.
In July, NSU Resources reported that the Company has fully exercised their mineral rights options from the Byers Brook and Shatter Lake claims in Nova Scotia. The region is the object of renewed mineral exploration efforts owing to the recent findings of Rare Earth Elements (2010) and Gold (2011).
In addition, last month, NSU Resources announced that the Company joined RareMetalBlog.com. RareMetalBlog is an international source for delivering market intelligence and news for the rare earths, rare metals and critical metals industry sector.
NSU Resources, Inc. (NOST), closed Thursday’s trading session at $0.08, up 25.80%, on 50,621 volume with 17 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 144,858. The 52-week low/high is $0.02/$1.01.
China Education International, Inc. (CEII)
RedChip reported earlier on China Education International, Inc. (CEII), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
China Education International, Inc. manages the operation of private schools and educational organizations within China. This includes providing international partnership study programs, more effective English language instruction, and recruiting American and other international teachers for Chinese schools and organizations. China Education International has their corporate headquarters in Delray Beach, Florida. The Company’s shares list on the OTCBB.
The academic schools under China Education’s management provide China's unified national core curriculums. This includes Chinese, English, mathematics, physics, history, biology and other subjects. The educational organizations provide specialized educational training and programs.
China Education International manages the operations of Shaoxing High School (Zhejiang Province), Pingtan Lanhua Middle & High School (Fujian Province), Meihua Anhui Training School (Anhui Province), and Peng Tuo (Zhejiang Province), directly or indirectly. The Company provides leadership, financial guidance, and expansion plans.
This past Monday, China Education International announced their plan to release their new, advanced, and proprietary "Super-ESL" (English as a Second Language) program, during the 2012-2013 academic year. The Company’s new system includes advances in every key learning area. The system utilizes new techniques which include cloud-based conferencing, multi-national teachers whose native language is English, and innovative teaching protocols.
Today, China Education International announced that Hangzhou Kunjiang Education and Technology Co., Ltd., the Chinese management company which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, formed an Advisory Board to provide them with expertise and guidance regarding their current and future activities within the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
The Advisory Board will concentrate their attention on each of the Company's schools and educational organizations. The Advisory Board will also serve as a clearinghouse for exchanging ideas and new programs among the schools. In addition, they will provide "Peer Review" quarterly reports which will assist in steering each school's management and staff towards the highest standard of operations in every area. Moreover, the Advisory Board will investigate new schools, educational organizations, and business opportunities for China Education International within the PRC.
China Education International, Inc. (CEII), closed Thursday at $1.14, up 0.87%, on 30,908 volume with 21 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 20,141. The 52-week low/high is $0.20/$1.20.
Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTIC)
Stock Rocket Report reported recently on Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTIC), The Momentum Traders Network, Real Pennies, OTCPicks, PennyToBuck, CRWEPicks, CRWEFinance, StockHotTips, BestOtc, CRWEWallStreet, PennyOmega, DrStockPick did earlier, and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Cell Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company with corporate headquarters in Seattle, Washington. The Company’s commitment is to developing an integrated portfolio of oncology products aimed at making cancer more treatable. Since 1991, Cell Therapeutics has focused on the development and commercialization of new oncology therapy products. The Company’s shares trade on the NASDAQ Capital Market.
Cell Therapeutics believes that their polyglutamate delivery technology may open the way to the selective delivery of cancer therapies to tumor tissue. This could potentially reduce the toxic side effects of widely used and well-characterized therapies. The Company’s GlycoPolymer™ technology supports the need for novel rDNA-derived therapeutic protein-based drugs with extended plasma half-life. This could reduce the time and cost of developing new drugs, so patients can benefit sooner from innovative scientific discoveries. Cell Therapeutics’ advanced systems biology platform addresses the context of vulnerability. Every tumor and every patient has a specific set of genomic and clinical characteristics. Potentially, these characteristics can be used in synchrony to speed up drug development and identify patients who will respond to treatment.
In 2011, Cell Therapeutics and Chroma Therapeutics entered into a co-development and license agreement providing Cell Therapeutics with exclusive marketing and co-development rights to Chroma's drug candidate tosedostat in North, Central and South America. Tosedostat is an oral, aminopeptidase inhibitor that has demonstrated significant anti-tumor responses in blood related cancers and solid tumors in phase I-II clinical trials. Cell Therapeutics, in collaboration with Chroma, expects to launch a phase III clinical study in the U.S. and Europe in elderly patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia for potential approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency.
This year, Cell Therapeutics acquired Pacritinib from S*BIO. Pacritinib is a highly selective oral JAK2 (Janus Associated Kinase 2) inhibitor that demonstrated encouraging clinical activity in phase 1 and 2 clinical studies of patients with primary myelofibrosis (MF) and MF secondary to other myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). Pacritinib has orphan drug designation in the U.S. and Europe for myelofibrosis.
Yesterday, Cell Therapeutics reported financial results for the second quarter of 2012. For the quarter ended June 30, 2012, total operating expenses were $49.4 million compared to $16.9 million for the same period in 2011. Net loss attributable to common shareholders was $58.6 million ($0.28 per share) for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 compared to a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $22.5 million ($0.14 per share) for the same period in 2011.
For the six months ended June 30, 2012, total operating expenses were $67.5 million compared to $37.0 million for the same period in 2011. Net loss attributable to common shareholders was $76.0 million ($0.37 per share) for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $73.5 million ($0.47 per share) for the same period in 2011. The increase in net loss attributable to the Company’s common shareholders is primarily due to an increase in total operating expenses, which includes the acquisition of Pacritinib from S*BIO.
Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTIC), closed Thursday’s trading at $0.46, down 7.35%, on 2,647,797 volume with 3,888 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 2,275,604. The 52-week low/high is $0.49/$1.65.
USA Recycling Industries, Inc. (USRI)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight USA Recycling Industries, Inc. (USRI). Today, USA Recycling Industries, Inc. closed trading at $0.08, up 29.03%, on 5,450 volume with 2 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 16,271, and its 52-week low/high is $0.03/$0.14.
USA Recycling Industries, Inc. (USRI) is a mid-market recyclable waste collection & disposal service, providing specialty recycling programs to commercial & industrial customers throughout North America. Operating through multiple company-owned & partnership recycling centers, the company primarily targets growth opportunities in the $75 billion global scrap metals market.
USA Recycling has operated since its inception in 2000, and its largest operating subsidiary, Scrap USA, since 2007 has been focused on and successful in servicing the automotive service center industry. It currently provides specialty recycling programs to more than 5,000 automotive service center locations operated by some of the most recognizable names in that retail category.
With a well-established national footprint, the company is now integrating other ancillary services such as the collection & disposal of other recyclable waste streams. USA Recycling has also opened the door to franchising opportunities and recently signed a proprietary revenue sharing agreement with Recycling Franchisors, Inc. Other initiatives to drive growth and boost prominence include the launch of a new website and relocation of executive offices.
USA Recycling has successfully contracted automotive waste-generators for collection & disposal services, selling the processed recyclable materials to end-user-consumers through the company's trading operations with offices in North America, India, and the United Arab Emirates. The company's primary aim is to maximize shareholder value while providing the highest level of quality waste collection & disposal services to its customers, ensuring its collected debris remain free of any U.S. landfills. Disclaimer
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USA Recycling Industries, Inc. News:
USA Recycling Industries to Provide Scrap Metal Collection Services to ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas
USA Recycling Industries Enters Oil Filter Collection and Disposal Services Agreement With Redwood Recycling
USA Recycling Industries Signs Letter of Intent to Expand Used Oil Filter Recycling Operations
Skinny Nutritional Corp. (SKNY)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Skinny Nutritional Corp. (SKNY). Today, Skinny Nutritional Corp. closed trading at $0.01, up 3.64%, on 2,447,044 volume with 31 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 2,707,221, 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.
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 $0.33, up 2.97%, on 18,160 volume with 10 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 9,787, 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's Co-Chairman and CEO Andrey Semechkin PhD Publishes Letter to Shareholders
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
GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV). Today, GlobalWise Investments, Inc. closed trading at $1.72, up 1.18%, on 500 volume with 1 trade. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 3,498, 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 Announces New Channel Sales Partnership With RJ Young
GlobalWise Accepted as Member of Prestigious Organization Technology United
GlobalWise CEO to Be Featured Speaker at World Expo 2012 Conference
In the highly competitive world of health waters, Skinny Nutritional Corp. has worked intensely and effectively to differentiate itself in the marketplace. It’s not enough to have a great product. Success requires smart marketing, aggressive positioning, and a well-founded knowledge of your customer base. The company’s famous Skinny Water has benefitted from all of these.
Skinny Water starts with purified water and a blend of vitamins, antioxidants, and electrolytes, balanced in unique multiple combinations, each of which meet a specific lifestyle need. In addition, unlike other drinks, Skinny Water has zero sugar, zero carbs, zero calories, and zero sodium. Skinny Water uses 100% natural flavorings, with no artificial colors or preservatives, offering flavors like Acai Grape Blueberry, Lemonade Passionfruit, Raspberry Pomegranate, Pink Berry Citrus, Orange Cranberry Tangerine, and others. They also offer sparkling varieties.
Carrying product uniqueness and positioning to its packaging, Skinny will be launching an innovative tapered bottle in 2013. The bottle will display a full sleeve label with bright colors to drive the key selling point of great taste and health functionality, along with the Zeros! The launch is seen as important to increasing brand awareness and driving sales.
And when it comes to customer base, Skinny has a clearly researched and targeted market. Specifically, the company has defined it as follows:
– Gender: Primarily female
– Average Age: 38 years old
– Employment Status: 66% work full time
– Level of Activity: 67% report that they exercise very frequently/regularly
– Fashionable: Shop at Old Navy, Gap, and Banana Republic
Drink Preferences & Habits
– 53% purchase Skinny at the supermarket
– 22% purchase Skinny at convenience stores
– 51% value zero calories as the most important feature of preferred drinks
– 62% like drinks that help them maintain their weight
– Appearance: they want to be desirable but still themselves
– Confidence: more opportunity and more control over their lives through healthy lifestyle behaviors
– Well-being: they want to develop healthy habits that last a lifetime
For additional information, visit the company’s websites atwww.SkinnyWater.com
Nova Mining, the aggressive lithium developer that has been around now for seven years pursuing a growth-focused international strategy centered on the acquisition of high-value mineral interests to supply the burgeoning Li-ion battery and ancillary markets (battery market alone projected to reach $43B by 2020 according to MarketResearch.com), was clearly satisfied today by the news regarding a major initiative from Korea, France, and Japan to secure enough lithium for the future of their own manufacturing sectors.
With events like the three major deals announced in the last three weeks between NVMN and Chinese battery manufacturers, it is apparent to all that China has taken an extremely proactive approach to shoring up supply shortfalls of this strategically crucial metal, and now the rush is on for relative latecomers, a dynamic which should delight NVMN shareholders. Li-ion long life batteries go in just about every mobile device on the market today. Laptops, smartphones, and other consumer electronic usage of the batteries has exploded in recent years. Tack on the swelling global electric vehicle market, which requires hefty Li-ion batteries as a major component and looks to grow rapidly over the next several decades, and you’ve got a perfect storm of demand.
Nova is one of the companies standing in the eye of the storm today, diligently getting out there and developing supplies of lithium in key international locations, and standing alongside larger players like FMC Corporation. Korea, France, and Japan all require inputs and recent closing of the marathon talks between Korea and Bolivia aimed at securing secure lithium supply should be a solid indicator to investors of the metrics and importance of lithium/lithium development in general these days.
With corporate buyers like Samsung SDI and LG Chem eager for more lithium, Korea (or rather a Korean consortium, led by Korea Resources Corp.) was forced to handle a tough negotiation environment, but it is worth it because of how vital the lithium supplies are to Korea’s extensive tech sector. Again though, this should tell investors how high the stakes are already getting and should alert them to the potential inherent in a company like NVMN, even ahead of the demand spike coming as electric vehicles and portable electronics move into even longer-life configurations in the immediate future (especially vehicles, where charge up-time is key).
Staring down the upcoming iPhone 5 launch from Apple and still in the grips of the tablet boom, we are currently seeing lithium prices climb ever higher. Nova is banking on the surge from Apple’s new product roll outs and secured those China deals well ahead of the real baselines kicking in. But of course, Apple is just one component of a much larger field and NVMN’s tactical approach to securing lithium sources benefits tremendously from globally widespread tech manufacturing. In fact, Korea and Japan are perfect examples of economies that, without a stable supply of lithium, will be forced to shear profit margins in the technology sales loop across entire industries.
President of NVMN, James Dilger personally spearheaded the recent China deals and took a good long look at opportunities while he was over there for additional lithium mining infrastructure acquisition targets, in addition to getting all the company’s ducks in a row with other battery manufacturers/end markets. This foresight and market savvy has characterized Nova’s operations from the outset and the company typically has been able to get out ahead of demand, strategically positioning for optimal growth in the lithium sector, which is increasingly a seller’s market.
For more information on this aggressive lithium development firm, please visit the Nova Mining Corp. website at: www.Nova-Mining.com
Tandy Leather Factory is a specialty retailer and wholesale distributor of a broad product line that includes leather, leatherworking tools, leather dyes and finishes, buckles and adornments for belts, saddle and tack hardware, and do-it-yourself kits. The company distributes and sells its products mainly in the United States, but also has outlets in Canada, Australia, Spain, and the UK.
The company reported today that overall sales for the month of July came in at $5.8 million, up 15 percent when compared to July 2011. Year-to-date sales are up 10 percent to $40.8 million from $36.9 million in 2011. July was the company’s 37th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. In addition, it was the sixth out of the last twelve months that Tandy has reported double digit sales gains.
Retail leathercraft sales at the company’s 77 retail outlets were particularly strong in July with sales rising 19 percent to $3.4 million versus last July’s $2.9 million. Year-to-date sales on the retail side are also strong, showing a 15 percent increase over last year’s same period sales of $20.5 million to $23.8 million. Comparable store sales rose 14 percent.
Wholesale leathercraft sales showed smaller gains but were positive nonetheless. July sales came in at $2.1 million, up 4 percent from last July’s $2.0 million. Wholesale same store were up a solid 12 percent for July from the year ago period. For the year-to-date, wholesale leathercraft sales are $15.5 million compared to $15.3 million in 2011, a rise of 2 percent. Wholesale same store sales so far in 2012 are up by 5 percent.
Tandy’s smallest division, international leathercraft, posted strong gains for July as well. Sales were $287,000, up 62 percent from last July’s sales of $177,000. Sales were flat at the UK store, but sales at the newly opened stores in Australia (October 2011) and Spain (January 2012) were responsible for the gain. Year-to-date, international sales are $1.8 million compared to the prior year’s $1.2 million.
For additional information about Tandy Leather Factory, its operations, and product line, please visit the company’s website atwww.tandyleatherfactory.com
The Digital Development Group Corp. (“Digidev”) has announced the launch of its new in-house creative department. The first endeavor of this department will be the production of a dedicated video blog series.
In speaking with clients and stakeholders, the company learned there is a need for Digidev to proactively educate its vast potential user base about Over-The-Top (OTT) Internet TV products. Digidev’s aim is to show the general public the benefits of ready access to high-quality online video entertainment.
Digidev’s first series of original programming will illustrate the company’s business proposition and showcase its state-of-the-art production capabilities. This will allow Digidev to educate consumers and also attract content owners to use the company’s services. The company believes its in-house digital production capability will facilitate the enhancement of the OTT user experience, as Digidev plans to bring in a continuous stream of talent to oversee the content to be added to its channel lineup.
Digidev’s video productions will be available on various Internet-enabled devices, including Google TV, Roku, Boxee, mobile devices, and the proprietary Digidev network. Distribution agreements continue to be negotiated by the company for commercially notable and compelling content targeted at a growing audience, as the OTT market continues its accelerated growth. Digidev believes that creating and distributing original content will favorably impact the rollout and acceptance of this new technology.
On a related note, Digidev recently announced the closing of a merger with Digitally Distributed Acquisition Corp.
The Digital Development Group Corp. was founded by CEO Martin W. Greenwald and President Joe Q. Bretz. Both men have vast experience in the entertainment industry. As chairman of the board, Greenwald formerly oversaw Image Entertainment, Inc.’s growth from $1 million to more than $120 million in annual revenues. Bretz began working on media startups in Silicon Valley during the dotcom boom of the late 1990s, and his experience has ranged from serving as a feature film producer to a high-tech incubator. Digidev CTO Richard Verdoni, longtime technology partner of Bretz, has been working with Bretz on this technology in various formats for more than six years. Due to the seasoned backgrounds of the company’s leadership team, Digidev is well-positioned to become a leader in the Internet technology revolution.
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