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Talon Metals Corp. (TLO.TO)
We are highlighting Talon Metals Corp. (TLO.TO), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Talon Metals Corp. is a company focusing on the exploration and development of their portfolio of iron projects in Brazil. This includes their Trairão Iron Project in Pará State, Brazil, which they acquired in September 2010.The Company has a well-qualified exploration and management team with extensive experience in exploration and project management. Talon Metals has their corporate headquarters in Road Town, the British Virgin Islands (BVI).
The Company’s strategy is to explore for the discovery of large-scale metal resources in under-explored regions. Concerning their Trairão Iron Project, since September 2010, Talon has delineated an NI 43-101 compliant indicated mineral resource estimate of 1.4 billion tonnes at an average grade of approximately 34 percent Fe, plus an inferred mineral resource estimate of 1.2 billion tonnes at an average grade of approximately 29 percent Fe (Talon's news release of March 2, 2012).
Talon’s Trairão Iron Project is 51,635 hectares; road, rail, navigable rivers, port and power infrastructure (existing and planned) offers future access to export markets. The Trairão Project is within the Serra da Seringa Archean age greenstone belt, within the Greater Carajás Mineral Province in Brazil. This province is one of the more recently developed mineral areas in Brazil. It has expanding production of iron ore, lateritic nickel, and manganese, gold and copper and tin.
Pertaining to managed projects, Talon Metals also has the Inajá South Iron Project located in Pará State, Brazil. Talon acquired Inajá South in September 2010. The Company holds the rights to one mineral license with an area of 6,577 hectares at Inajá South, which is 140 kilometers south of Talon’s Trairão Iron Project.
Recently, Talon Metals reported a net loss for the three month period ended June 30, 2012 of $2,717,326 or $0.03 per share (basic and diluted). The Company’s net loss for the six month period was $4,255,588 or $0.05 per share (basic and diluted). This is in comparison to a net loss of $6,514,126 or $0.07 per share (basic and diluted) for the three months ended June 30, 2011 and a net loss of $9,843,660 or $0.11 per share (basic and diluted) for the first six months of the prior year.
Talon Metals Corp. (TLO.TO), closed Wednesday at $0.37, down 7.50%, on 73,654 volume. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.26/$0.86.
DATATRAK International, Inc. (DATA)
Daily Markets reported previously on DATATRAK International, Inc. (DATA), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
DATATRAK International, Inc. is a technology and services company focusing on global eClinical solutions and related services for the clinical trials industry. The Company constructed their multi-component, comprehensive solution on a single, unified platform. They then expanded this concept to include services delivery by way of DATATRAK's Clinical and Consulting Services™ group. DATATRAK International has offices in Cleveland, Ohio; Bryan, Texas; and Cary (RTP), North Carolina. The Company lists on the OTCQX U.S.
DATATRAK International provides a comprehensive portfolio of software products designed to speed up the reporting of clinical research data from sites to sponsors and ultimately regulatory authorities, quicker and more efficiently than loosely integrated technologies. The DATATRAK ONE™ software solution, deployed around the world via an ASP or Enterprise Transfer offering, supports Phase I - Phase IV drug and device studies in multiple languages throughout the world.
The DATATRAK ONE™ Clinical Research Platform is a user-friendly, cloud-based clinical enterprise solution that empowers Sponsors and CROs to efficiently design, deliver and manage clinical trials. Clients manage their entire product portfolio in a single system with one username and password. This is from strategy and planning to resource management and study execution needs. DATATRAK's unified clinical enterprise solution consists of seven products: uCTMS, uDesign, uEDC, uIRT, uSafety, uTrain and uCDR.
Yesterday, DATATRAK International announced the award of a multi-million dollar, five-year technology and services agreement with Bellicum Pharmaceuticals. DATATRAK worked with Bellicum to design a combined technology and services offering to assist in the progression of their oncology products throughout the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clinical trial process. Bellicum is a biotherapeutics company.
The DATATRAK Enterprise pricing model and DATATRAK Clinical and Consulting Services' (DCCS) expertise were the solution for Bellicum. The DATATRAK Enterprise pricing model allowed Bellicum to project their costs over the five year period of clinical trial execution. DCCS provides a full suite of professional services; therefore, Bellicum has a single source vendor for their data needs.
DATATRAK International, Inc. (DATA), closed Wednesday at $0.40, even for the day, on 1,250 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 60 days is 6,212 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.21/$0.65.
Intermountain Community Bancorp (IMCB)
The Online Investor reported last week on Intermountain Community Bancorp (IMCB), SmallCapVoice did earlier, and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Founded in 1981, Intermountain Community Bancorp operates as four separate divisions with 19 banking locations in three states. The Company provides banking products and services to individuals, professionals, and small to medium-sized businesses. Intermountain has their headquarters in Sandpoint, Idaho. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Bulletin Board.
Panhandle State Bank, their banking subsidiary, offers financial services through northern Idaho offices in Sandpoint, Ponderay, Bonners Ferry, Priest River, Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, Rathdrum and Kellogg. Intermountain Community Bank, a division of Panhandle State Bank, operates branches in southwest Idaho in Weiser, Payette, Nampa, Caldwell and Fruitland, as well as in Ontario, Oregon. Intermountain Community Bank Washington, a division of Panhandle State Bank, operates branches in downtown Spokane and Spokane Valley, Washington. Magic Valley Bank, a division of Panhandle State Bank, operates branches in Twin Falls and Gooding, Idaho.
The Company offers deposit products, including interest and non-interest bearing checking, savings, and money market accounts, and diverse types of certificates of deposit and time deposits. They also provide various loan products. These include commercial loans for working capital, inventory acquisition, equipment purchases, and business expansion; loans for agricultural and ranching purposes, including expansion, short-term working capital, equipment, cattle or livestock, and real estate loans. These also include real estate loans consisting of first mortgage loans to purchase or refinance homes, home improvement loans, and home equity loans and credit lines; consumer loans, including personal, motor vehicle, boat, recreational vehicle, home improvement, and home equity loans, as well as open-end credit lines and overdraft protection credit lines; and municipal financings.
In addition, they offer investment products and services. These consist of annuities, equity and fixed income securities, mutual funds, insurance products, and brokerage services. They also offer trust and wealth management services in investment, tax, and estate planning to higher net worth customers. Moreover, they provide automated teller machines, debit cards, safe deposit boxes, Internet and phone banking, savings bonds, VISA/MasterCard credit cards, credit card acceptance, remote deposit capture, night deposit, concentration account, and cash management services.
At the end of August, Intermountain Community Bancorp announced that they will implement effective as of the close of business on October 5, 2012, a 1-for-10 reverse stock split of Intermountain's common stock (both voting and nonvoting) that was approved by the shareholders at the Company's Annual Meeting on May 17, 2012.
As fixed by the Board of Directors, shareholders will receive 1 new share of common stock for every 10 shares of stock they owned before the reverse stock split.
Intermountain Community Bancorp (IMCB), closed Wednesday at $1.18, up 8.26% on 56,365 volume with 7 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 2,186 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.76/$1.46.
Golden Hope Mines Ltd. (GNH.V)
AllPennyStocks reported previously on Golden Hope Mines Ltd. (GNH.V), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Golden Hope Mines Ltd. is a mineral exploration company that lists on the TSX Venture Exchange and on the OTC Pink Current Information (GOLHF). The Company engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of potentially large-scale gold and base metal projects suitable for underground and/or open-pit mining. Golden Hope Mines corporate focus is in southeastern Québec, Canada. The Company has offices in Montreal, Quebec, and Toronto, Ontario.
Golden Hope Mines’ claim blocks lie within an area that extends approximately 100 kilometers along the Appalachians of southern Québec, from near Ste-Lucie-de-Beauregard to approximately 16 kilometers southwest of Beauceville. The Bellechasse-Timmins gold deposit lies 5 kilometers southeast of St-Magloire within the Bellechasse Belt. This is an approximately 18 kilometer long mineralized area.
The Bellechasse-Timmins gold deposit includes the T1, T2A, T2B, Ascot/Road gold zones, and the 88 Diorite. In addition, the Company is looking to develop the Champagne zone. This zone is a partially explored base metal and gold deposit that lies within Golden Hope Mines’ Bellechasse Belt claims. The Company states that a recently completed VTEM survey may identify other similar targets along the horizon. Furthermore, Golden Hope is working to develop other targets within their claim blocks. These include the FSG gold and base metal target, Chute du Bras, the LG showing, Moose Cliff, as well as Talon.
Recently, Golden Hope Mines announced a 2,500 meter exploration diamond drill campaign on their Bellechasse-Timmins gold property in southeastern Quebec. The Company will continue to use Forage Mercier, Inc. of Val-d'Or, Quebec as their drill contractors.
Mr. Frank Candido , President, Director, Golden Hope Mines, stated, "With our first 43-101 compliant resource estimate in hand, we look forward to getting back to exploration and drilling to continue to further demonstrate the potential for the expansion of the Bellechasse-Timmins gold deposit and to make new discoveries on the Bellechasse Belt."
Golden Hope Mines Ltd. (GNH.V), closed Wednesday at $0.11, even for the day, on 34,000 volume. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.06/$0.33.
Paragon Shipping, Inc. (PRGN)
SmarTrend Newsletters, StreetInsider, Hit and Run Candle Sticks, StockRich, MadPennyStocks, StockEgg, PennyStockVille, CoolPennyStocks, PennyInvest, HotOTC, and BullRally reported earlier on Paragon Shipping, Inc. (PRGN), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Established in April 2006, Paragon Shipping, Inc. is a Marshall Islands-based global shipping company. The Company specializes in the transportation of drybulk cargoes. Paragon Shipping’s vessels have the ability to trade worldwide in a multitude of trade routes carrying a broad spectrum of cargoes covering several industries. The Company has their executive offices in Athens, Greece, and their shares trade on the NYSE.
The Company's current fleet consists of twelve drybulk vessels with a total carrying capacity of 779,270 dwt. On top of that, Paragon Shipping’s current newbuilding program consists of two Handysize drybulk carriers (scheduled for delivery in 2012) and two 4,800 TEU Containerships (scheduled for delivery in 2013). Paragon Shipping has granted Box Ships, Inc. - an affiliated company - the option to acquire their two Containerships under construction.
Paragon Shipping’s business strategy focuses on building and maintaining enduring relationships with charterers and providing reliable seaborne transportation services at a competitive cost. The Company operates by acquiring and operating drybulk and container vessels and employing them in a combination of "spot charter", and "period time charter" contracts. Mr. Michael Bodouroglou is Paragon’s Chief Executive Officer. He has been active in shipping since 1976; he formed the Company's related technical and commercial ship-management company, Allseas Marine S.A. in 2000.
The Company’s Panamax drybulk carriers mainly carry coal and iron ore for energy and steel production. They also carry agricultural products for food and feedstocks. Their Supramax drybulk carriers mainly carry iron ore, steel products, fertilizers, minerals, forest products, agricultural products, bauxite, alumina, cement, and other construction materials. The Company transports these diverse cargoes on a number of geographical routes.
Recently, Paragon Shipping announced their results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012. Gross time charter revenue for the second quarter of 2012 was $12.7 million, compared to $25.1 million for the second quarter of 2011. The Company reported net income of $0.2 million, or $0.003 per basic and diluted share, for the second quarter of 2012. For the second quarter of 2011, the Company reported a net loss of $16.8 million, or $0.280 per basic and diluted share.
Gross time charter revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2012, was $25.9 million, compared to $54.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011. The Company reported net income of $0.9 million, or $0.015 per basic and diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2012. For the six months ended June 30, 2011, the Company reported a net loss of $11.4 million, or $0.192 per basic and diluted share.
Paragon Shipping, Inc. (PRGN), closed Wednesday at $0.42, down 2.22%, on 133,926 volume with 138 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 82,142 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.40/$1.34.
Yaterra Ventures Corp. (YTRV)
CandlestickPicks reported yesterday on Yaterra Ventures Corp. (YTRV), OtcWizard, Nebula Stocks, HyperSpeedStocks, HotShotStocks did earlier, and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Founded in 2006, and listed on the OTCQB, Yaterra Ventures Corp. is an oil and gas exploration and exploitation corporation. The Company focuses on acquisition and production in and around the Permian Basin and the Bend Arch-Fort Worth Basin (collectively the “Basins”). They are working to become the primary non-operated working interest in their region. Yaterra Ventures has their headquarters in Lubbock, Texas.
The Company’s overall process includes strategic joint ventures and leasing programs that allow them to extract premier results while satisfying the recent increase in domestic demand. Their corporate mission is to safely and efficiently generate commercially marketable quantities of oil and natural gas. Company Management’s long-term objective is to expand Yaterra’s oil and gas exploratory operations throughout the U.S. Yaterra’s ongoing goal is to acquire existing production from established producing operators in a step-by-step plan to establish long-term growth for the company alongside near-term revenue potential.
Yesterday, Yaterra Ventures announced that the Company entered their new fiscal year, September 1, 2012, with a focused plan to harvest sustainable revenue sources in the form of revenue producing leases in the State of Texas. They will look to make formal offers that will effect immediately toward an aggressive implementation of Yaterra’s business plan.
Today, Yaterra Ventures announced that they entered negotiations to purchase a lot of 4 wells with recoverable reserves from family-owned operators in the State of Texas. The estimation is that these wells will bring in an average of 2.5 - 8 BOPD per well once re-enter work is completed. The wells have conservatively estimated 50,000-plus barrels in recoverable reserves.
Company executives are confident this could easily double with some additional geological work planned for the wells upon acquisition. Both parties have verbally consented to the acquisition; Yaterra is actively negotiating the initial down payment terms and development obligations.
Yaterra CEO, Cedric Atkinson noted that, “these wells are not considered or classified as ‘stripper wells’. This is an important factor because these particular wells will allow the company to bring a working asset to its balance sheet in the very near term.”
Yaterra Ventures Corp. (YTRV), closed Wednesday at $0.02, down 14.72%, on 12,556,090 volume with 712 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 126,846 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.011/$0.51.
Mike the Pike Productions, Inc. (MIKP)
Greenbackers, OTCPicks, PennyTrader Publisher, OTC Detective, and Penny Stock Clock reported earlier Mike the Pike Productions, Inc. (MIKP), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Mike the Pike Productions, Inc. is an entertainment company whose shares list on the OTC Pink Current Information. The Company has a focus in feature films, graphic novels, and media holdings, including genre house subsidiary, Saint James Films (SJF). Overall, Mike the Pike Productions projects are ‘Mainstream Independent.’ They combine a well-structured vision with top-tier talent. Mike the Pike Productions is based in Los Angeles, California.
The Company’s subsidiary, Saint James Films, LLC, is a motion picture production company dedicated to producing highly entertaining genre films for the international marketplace. The partnership specializes in low-budget productions that benefit commercially from the creativity of the Company’s filmmakers, the talent of the young actors they promote, and the Company’s ability to identify titles attractive to buyers around the world.
Mike the Pike Productions chooses their projects carefully and projects start when commercial prospects are reasonably assured and investment risk is mitigated. In addition, partners take hands-on responsibility for personally evaluating content, budgets, historical data, current trends, branding, and talent.
Today, Mike the Pike Productions’ Saint James Films announced that with the help of their strategic partner, TomCat Films, LLC, they acquired Dudez Productions’ ‘Jurassic Shark.’ This marks their second acquisition in the last month, with more planned. The film will undergo release in the United States (aka Attack of the Jurassic Shark) by Phase 4 Films.
Saint James Films Chairman, Mr. Mark B. Newbauer, who also serves as CEO for Mike the Pike Productions, stated, “As mentioned in our last press release and in our company blog (http://blog.mtpprods.com), more movies mean more revenues. Between in-house productions and acquisitions, ‘Jurassic Shark’ now marks the fifth film this year as a new asset to the Saint James brand. This is exactly why we acquired Saint James. It’s a systematic approach to building long-term growth and shareholder value in MIKP.
Saint James Films will have a number of properties available for buyers worldwide at this year’s AFM in Santa Monica, California. These include Blood Rites, Lizzie Borden’s Revenge, and Captain Battle: Legacy War and others. AFM expects to host more than 1500 buyers from more than 70 countries with billions of dollars in buying power.
Mike the Pike Productions will also attend AFM with a handful of premiere properties on their production slate at AFM toward identifying premier sales agency and distribution partners for the best possible packaging and sales.
Mike the Pike Productions, Inc. (MIKP), closed Wednesday at $0.0022, up 15.79%, on 18,729,201 volume with 61 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 26,290,561 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0001/$0.0023.
NXT Energy Solutions, Inc. (SFD.V)
Today we are highlighting NXT Energy Solutions, Inc. (SFD.V), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Trading on the TSX Venture Exchange and the OTCQB (NSFDF), NXT Energy Solutions, Inc. is a technology company. The Company, using their proprietary Stress Field Detection (SFD®) survey system, provides airborne survey services to the oil and gas exploration industry. The proprietary airborne SFD® survey system provides a proprietary survey method that can be used both onshore and offshore to remotely identify potential hydrocarbon traps and reservoirs. Founded in 1994, NXT Energy Solutions has their headquarters in Calgary, Alberta.
The SFD® survey system enables the Company’s clients to focus their hydrocarbon exploration decisions concerning land commitments, data acquisition expenditures, as well as prospect prioritization on areas with the greatest potential. SFD® is environmentally friendly and unaffected by ground security issues or difficult terrain. It is the registered trademark of NXT Energy Solutions. The Company provides their clients with an effective and reliable method to reduce time, costs, and risks related to exploration.
SFD® represents a new generation of airborne geophysical surveys that can identify areas of reservoir potential within the sedimentary column. SFD® deliverables include a report which identifies and ranks areas for trap and reservoir prospectivity. SFD® interpretation results may be gridded to create a prospectivity map. Integration projects will ensure SFD® results are calibrated to existing G&G data. SFD® provides a unique geophysical indicator that can be used early in the exploration cycle to provide an independent assessment of reservoir potential. SFD® can significantly reduce exploration risks and costs, when combined with seismic and other geologic data.
Today, NXT Energy Solutions announced that they were awarded a contract to conduct a $4.73-million (U.S.) SFD® survey for Petroleos Mexicanos, the national oil company of Mexico. Pemex is the fourth-largest exploration and production company in the world, with current production of approximately 2.5 million barrels per day (barrels of oil equivalent per day). This is NXT’s initial contract with Pemex. The Pemex project is to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2012. NXT is on track for a record revenue year and the Company is to begin the previously announced South Asia $2.67-million (U.S.) contract in September.
NXT Energy Solutions, Inc. (SFD.V), closed Wednesday at $1.00, up 6.38%, on 520,200 volume. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.53/$1.05.
Loans4Less.com, Inc. (LFLS)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Loans4Less.com, Inc. (LFLS). Today, Loans4Less.com, Inc. closed trading at $0.07, off by 12.16, on 18,999 volume with 3 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 24,307, and its 52-week low/high is $0.01/$0.51.
Loans4Less.com, Inc., Chairman and CEO, Steven M. Hershman was
featured today in a new audio interview announced by SmallCapVoice.com, Inc.,
wherein Mr. Hershman discusses the company’s business model at length,
revealing key insights into the market strategy and milestone goats set for
2012. Hershman also covers the impressive track record of LFLS to date, citing
the major achievements along the road that have set the company apart in the
online mortgage broker sector.
Loans4Less.com, Inc. (LFLS) is an online mortgage broker which matches qualified individuals seeking mortgage loans with suitable lenders who offer the company a competitive wholesale lending program. Maintaining an A+ TrustLink rating with the Better Business Bureau, the company provides competitive rates, terms, costs, daily updates, extensive market information, and trusted first-class service to the public.
Leveraging its portfolio of 62 different web domains, Loans4Less.com is focused on developing a national consumer platform for conforming residential mortgage programs and implementation of other consumer loan programs via operating providers. The company's expansion strategy includes rapidly growing revenues through strategic and cost-effective advertising, licensing, and/or third party agreements that build national recognition of the Loans4Less® brand.
The management team has accumulated many years of experience in the real estate and financial services sectors. This combination of expertise provides the knowledge and foresight necessary to get the best results for the company and their thousands of loyal clients. The team skillfully navigated through the credit crisis that destroyed much of their competition, putting the company in a stronger position to increase market share.
Loans4Less.com is not exposed to the risks and/or problems that are associated with sub-prime lending. Having never defaulting on an obligation or been involved in any litigation, the company is poised for rapid growth in today's low interest rate environment with its industry leading reputation and well established relationships with respected lenders. Disclaimer
Loans4Less.com, Inc. Company Blog
Loans4Less.com, Inc. News:
Loans4Less.com, Inc. New Audio Interview With Chairman and CEO Steven M. Hershman
Loans4Less.com, Inc. Announces Engagement of QualityStocks Investor Relations Services.
Teletouch Communications, Inc. (TLLE)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Teletouch Communications, Inc. (TLLE). Today, Teletouch Communications, Inc. closed trading at $0.48, up 4.35%, on 34,000 volume with 16 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 16,180, and its 52-week low/high is $0.253/$0.89.
Teletouch Communications, Inc. (TLLE) offers a comprehensive suite of wireless telecommunications solutions, including cellular, GPS-telemetry, and wireless messaging. Founded in 1964, the company provides its products and services to consumers, businesses, and government agencies, operating a chain of 11 retail and authorized agent stores, in conjunction with its direct sales force, call center operations, and various retail eCommerce websites.
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Progressive Concepts, Teletouch operates a national distribution business, PCI Wholesale, primarily serving Tier-1 (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint) cellular carrier agents, Tier-2, Tier-3, and rural carriers, as well as auto dealers and smaller consumer electronics retailers. The subsidiary's international sales coverage includes Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Singapore, and China.
The company is currently focusing on growing its core wholesale distribution business. The business plan being executed includes selling non-core corporate assets and reviewing potential acquisition opportunities. Operators and retailers of all sizes are seeking new sources of revenue at lower costs, creating a large opportunity to provide great products and value-added distribution capabilities at competitive prices.
Teletouch's management team has extensive experience in financing, acquiring, and operating retail, wireless and other related companies. Robert McMurrey, Chairman and CEO, guided Teletouch's original external expansion with the completion of over 15 acquisitions to date. Today, the company supports over 60,000 wireless customers, leveraging its long-standing relationships and global presence to drive future earnings growth. Disclaimer
Teletouch Communications, Inc. Blog
Teletouch Communications, Inc. News:
Teletouch Reports Fiscal Year 2012 Results
Teletouch 2012 Fiscal Year Ending May 31st Report Scheduled for August 29, 2012
Teletouch Sells Legacy Two-Way Radio Division to DFW Communications for $1.5 Million
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 $0.26, up 4.00%, on 106,553 volume with 29 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 63,529, and its 52-week low/high is $0.21/$0.97.
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 Subsidiary Lifeline Skin Care Announces Entry Into Chinese Market
International Stem Cell Corp to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences
International Stem Cell Corp to Present at the Southern California Investor Conference on August 30, 2012
Duma Energy Corp. (DUMA)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Duma Energy Corp. (DUMA). Today, Duma Energy Corp. closed trading at $1.95, up 2.63%, on 9,400 volume with 7 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 7,684, and its 52-week low/high is $1.10/$4.00.
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
Duma Energy Corp. Company Blog
Duma Energy Corp. News:
Duma Energy Corp. Partners with Hydrocarb to Explore for World Class Reserves in Africa Oil Concession
Duma Energy Receives Approval From Government of Namibia for Exploration License Issued for 5.3 Million-Acre Concession
Duma Energy Acquires Interest in 5.3 Million-Acre African Concession
SmallCapVoice.com today announced that a new audio interview with Loans4Less.com is now available. The interview can be accessed at: ( http://smallcapvoice.com/blog/9-11-12-smallcapvoice-interview-with-loans4less-com-inc-otc-lfls ).
Mr. Steven M. Hershman, Chairman & CEO of Loans4Less.com, Inc., called into SmallCapVoice.com to go over the business model and market for the company. The interview includes an overview of the business strategies used by management, the goals for the company in 2012, and the major achievements of the company to date.
Loans4Less.com is an online mortgage broker which matches qualified individuals seeking mortgage loans with suitable lenders who offer the company a competitive wholesale lending program. Maintaining an A+ TrustLink rating with the Better Business Bureau, the company provides competitive rates, terms, costs, daily updates, extensive market information, and trusted first-class service to the public.
Leveraging its portfolio of 62 different web domains, Loans4Less.com is focused on developing a national consumer platform for conforming residential mortgage programs and implementation of other consumer loan programs via operating providers. The company’s expansion strategy includes rapidly growing revenues through strategic and cost-effective advertising, licensing, and/or third party agreements that build national recognition of the Loans4Less® brand.
For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.Loans4Less.com
MusclePharm’s diverse series of nutritional supplements for athletes and healthy lifestyle consumers is a combination of products aimed at providing critical nutrients for superior athletic performance, such as amino acids, metabolism boosters, and mineral support, all 100% free of banned substances. Each offering is the result of testing and evaluation by doctors and scientists, as well as performing athletes, using MusclePharm’s state-of-the-art performance facility.
For example, MusclePharm’s Core Series Creatine is a specially formulated, slow-digesting anti-catabolic blend of 5 different types of protein. Protein, critical to every athlete and bodybuilder, builds muscle mass, strength, and power. MusclePharm makes it easy to ensure that you get the right mix. Casein is a protein that needs to be utilized correctly to be effective. It can work at night because it’s slow-digesting, ideal for taking at the end of the day before you sleep. MusclePharm’s award-winning scientific team developed the casein protein to work overtime to deliver results. Combined with proven digestive enzyme and probiotics, it ensures that muscles are getting fed, even if you don’t eat for hours.
Another example is MusclePharm’s Re-Con replenishment formula, designed for post-workout re-fueling and rebuilding. The post workout phase is considered the most important phase of an athlete’s total training program, and Re-Con covers every facet of reconstruction nutrition, making it the most comprehensive recovery formulation on the market. Re-Con combines a 7-stage approach formulated to optimize the “anabolic window,” the ideal time to stimulate muscle growth. This requires the right mix of carbohydrates, stress hormone regulators, and cellular detoxifiers, along with immuno-modulators and other ingredients.
MusclePharm products are completely free of banned substances, and are designed for serious athletes and active health conscious consumers. The company now offers over a dozen different nutritional supplements, available online or at retail stores.
For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.MusclePharm.com
National Graphite, the domestic mineral development firm focused on graphite and precious metal projects in North America, was pleased to report today that the StrataGem Electro-Magnetic Survey on the company’s flagship graphite site in northwestern Nevada (100% interest via the agreement with GeoXplor Corp. from April 24, 2012), the 400-acre Chedic/Voltaire property in Carson City, has been successfully completed.
Given the lack of natural graphite production here in the U.S. and China’s dominant role with 75% of global output (with India in second ahead of export markets like Brazil or Canada), this strategically critical resource demands domestic development and NGRC has heeded the call, committing substantial time and resources to taking Chedic/Voltaire through exploration and into production. The strategic importance of graphite in electric vehicle batteries alone is a huge vector, but the massive upswing in both NiMH (nickel–metal hydride) and Li-ion (lithium-ion) batteries needed for a wide and continually growing variety of devices, especially those in mobile computing and connectivity (like smartphones and tablets), has made graphite an indisputably vital resource moving forward.
Graphite is quite versatile and sees use in a broad array of end markets, but the importance in electric vehicle batteries cannot be stressed enough, with applications like the Nissan Leaf’s Li-ion battery requiring a whopping 40 kg (and in general a ten to one ratio of graphite to lithium is required for batteries of this type). Naturally occurring graphite cannot really be replaced by synthetics and there is virtually no overlap in end markets, facts which make domestic graphite mining essential.
These concomitant factors are what makes the developmental news at Chedic/Voltaire so compelling to investors. The retaining of Geologist, John O. Rud, M.Sc. from over at GeoXplor to run the data analysis on collected survey information is a clear sign to markets that the company is serious about domestic graphite production. The report from Rud on the survey data is anticipated within the next two to three weeks, and NGRC intends to utilize the analysis provided to pursue an aggressive drilling program, delineating the target pattern accordingly.
Driven by strong usage in batteries and with so many other uses across several industries, like as a key component in many lubricants, or in brake linings, or the material’s use in refractories/foundries, graphite has an incredibly dynamic, demand-driven future that is reinforced by a lack of alternatives which can take its place. This is a strong formula for future price metrics and NGRC shareholders stand to bring home sizeable returns, especially as developments in nanotechnology, which require precisely the kind of high-quality large-flake graphite we have in abundance here in NA, begin to press on the commodity and sector with increasing force.
Rud has also helped NGRC complete staking on the property adjacent to Chedic/Voltaire, adding another big chunk of acreage (300 acres and 15 more lode mining claims) to the company’s foothold in the state of Nevada, which has some of the richest graphite resources in all of NA. This is a strong resource position to be in for the company, especially adding in the previously purchased 9.6k acres up across the border in Quebec, property proximal to and geologically analogous with the nearby Dun Raven Mines operation, which is estimated to contain in excess of 4M tons of high quality ore at a grade of approximately 4.1% graphite.
Potential investors will be as eager to get a look at the Rud report here in two to three weeks, in addition to the company’s subsequent drilling plans for Chedic/Voltaire, with shareholders tuning in even more closely as NGRC advances the site towards production.
For more information on the report, or to learn more about National Graphite Corp. and the company’s other projects, like those focused on gold and silver, please visit the NGRC website located at: www.NationalGraphiteCorp.com
Dehaier Medical Systems announced that it has obtained State Food and Drug Administration approval for DHR-CPAP-C5, one of the company’s primary proprietary homecare medical devices. The validity period for the SFDA approval is four years.
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has become the first-line treatment for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), as well as for some forms of central sleep apnea. CPAP works by creating a pneumatic splint for the upper airway. Pressurized air is sent through air tubing and a mask (generally a nose mask) and through the nose to the upper airway by means of a flow generator. This pressurized air keeps the upper airway’s soft tissues from narrowing and collapsing. For proper CPAP treatment, a patient can set high enough flow generator pressures to avoid apneas and hypopneas during all sleep stages and in all sleep positions. The SFDA approval indicates that DHR-CPAP-C5 has met all national health and safety standards, and it will soon be launched in China.
An up-and-coming leader in developing, assembling, marketing, and selling medical devices and homecare medical products in China, Dehaier is focused on offering all-in-one solutions for diagnosing, treating, and assessing OSAS. The company’s DHR-998, used for diagnosis and treatment evaluation, has emerged in the international market after CE Mark approval was received in 2011. The company will continue strengthening its domestic marketing efforts while exploring new business models and strategic partnerships.
One of Dehaier’s critical business strategies involves developing and expanding its market share of homecare medical equipment, based on a belief in the growth potential of the Chinese homecare medical market. Through considerable efforts regarding R&D, product upgrades, product diversification, and patent expansion, the company is positioned to both educate Chinese consumers about the concept of homecare and to serve the burgeoning demand for homecare medical equipment.
The receipt of SFDA approval for DHR-CPAP-C5 is an important step toward providing a complete solution for fighting sleep disorders.
Dehaier is a leading provider of medical products in China, including respiratory and oxygen homecare medical products. The company is engaged in developing and assembling its own branded medical devices and homecare medical products from third-party components. Dehaier additionally distributes products designed and manufactured by other companies, including IMD in Italy, Welch Allyn in the U.S., HEYER in Germany, Temisco in the U.K., eVent Medical in the U.S., and JMS in Japan. The company bases its technology on six patents, nine software copyrights, and proprietary technology.
For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.dehaier.com.cn
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