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Holloman Energy Corp. (HENC)
Stockwire, Free Hot Penny Stocks, StocksJournal, PSS Staff, Penny Stock Finder, SmallCapVoice, Wall Street News Alert, and Stock Guru reported previously on Holloman Energy Corp. (HENC), and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Incorporated in 2004, Holloman Energy Corp. focuses on oil and gas exploration and development in Australia's Cooper Basin. Their Cooper Basin leases include interests in Petroleum Exploration Licenses (PEL) 112 and PEL 444. These consist of 4,544 sq km (1.125 million acres) in the southwest and northwest sectors of Australia's prolific Cooper-Eromanga Basin. Holloman Energy lists on the OTCQB. The Company has their headquarters in Houston, Texas.
Effective May 11, 2012 Holloman Energy entered into a definitive Oil and Gas Farm-In Agreement (the Terra Nova Farm-In Agreement) with Terra Nova Minerals, Inc. and their wholly owned subsidiary Terra Nova Resources, Inc., Australian-Canadian Oil Royalties Ltd. (ACOR) and Eli Sakhai (Sakhai) on PELS 112 and 444 (the Terra Nova Farm-In). The Terra Nova Farm-In provides terms under which Terra Nova may earn a 55 percent undivided working interest in PEL 112 and PEL 444 (the Farm-In Interest). Terra Nova can earn this by funding seismic acquisition and a six well drilling program on the properties.
At present, Holloman Energy holds working interests of 66.67 percent in the two onshore PELs in Australia. PEL 112 consists of 2,196 square kilometers (542,643 gross acres). PEL 444, which resulted from the consolidation of the PEL 108 and PEL 109 licenses, consists of 2,358 square kilometers (582,674 gross acres). Both licenses are on the southwestern flank of the Cooper Basin. The Company has an obligation to pay 4.63 percent in royalties on their revenues generated by operations on these licenses.
Holloman Energy's controlling shareholder is Houston-based Holloman Corp. They are one of the largest employee-owned engineering and construction companies in the U.S. Holloman Energy has identified 38 leads on their PEL 112 concession alone. Five of those leads targeted for evaluation were determined to contain mean unrisked in-place prospective resources ranging from 56 million barrels to 70 million barrels.
In late July 2012, Holloman Energy announced that fieldwork supporting the acquisition of seismic data on their PEL 112 began. Geokinetics (Australia) Pty. Ltd. undertook the 3D seismic survey on the northern boundary of PEL 112. Seismic acquisition includes the acquisition and processing of 127 square kilometers of 3D data at a cost of up to AUD$3.7 million. The survey is to identify potential multi-zone drilling targets including the Namur, Hutton and Birkhead shale down to 7,000 feet.
Holloman Energy Corp. (HENC), closed Monday's trading session at $0.38, up 8.75%, on 134,140 volume with 16 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 64,548 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.09/$0.44.
Madison Minerals, Inc. (MMR.V)
Today we are reporting on Madison Minerals, Inc. (MMR.V), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Madison Minerals, Inc. is an exploration stage company that engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. They primarily explore for gold, silver, and copper deposits. The Company is a growth-oriented enterprise; they focus on acquiring, exploring and developing precious metals projects in geological districts with potential for world-class deposits - either independently or through joint ventures (JVs) with industry partners. Founded in 1979, Madison Minerals lists on the TSX Venture Exchange and on the OTCQB under the trading symbol MMRSF.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Company principally holds a 60 percent interest in the Lewis Property. Joint venture partner Golden Predator Royalty and Development Corp. holds the remaining 40 percent by way of their wholly owned subsidiary; Great American Minerals, Inc. Madison Minerals' current primary interest is precious metals because of the positive fundamentals and price outlook for these vital metals.
The Lewis Property consists of a contiguous group of 360 unpatented and 8 patented mining claims consisting of approximately 5,500 acres located in Lander County, Nevada. This is in the Battle Mountain Trend of Nevada. The Battle Mountain Trend hosts a series of gold mines (Marigold, Lone Tree, Fortitude, Phoenix, Twin Creeks, Midas, and Trenton Canyon) with resources or past production collectively totaling more than 25 million ounces of gold.
The Lewis Property is contiguous with the 7.5 million ounce Phoenix Gold Mine placed into production by Newmont Mining in late 2006. This newly expanded open-pit mine is scheduled to produce between 300,000 and 350,000 ounces of gold (with by-product copper) over at least a 15-year mine life.
The main exploration targets on the Lewis Gold Property are high-grade structurally controlled veins/faults and lower grade disseminated skarns and replacements associated with north-trending structures and Tertiary intrusives. The Lewis Property was historically mined for high-grade silver, gold and base metals. The Property was first drilled in modern times by Hart River Mines (1980-1985).
Madison Minerals Inc. (MMR.V), closed Monday's trading session at $0.06, up 33.33%, on 10,000 volume. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$0.14.
Merisel, Inc. (MSEL)
We are reporting on Merisel, Inc. (MSEL) today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Listed on the OTCQB, Merisel, Inc. is a leading visual communications and brand imaging solutions provider to their clients. The Company provides an extensive portfolio of digital and graphic services to clients in the retail, manufacturing, beverage, cosmetic, advertising, entertainment and consumer packaged goods industries. Merisel has their headquarters in New York, New York. The Company has sales offices in New York City; Atlanta, Georgia; Los Angeles, California, and Portland, Oregon. Merisel has production facilities in New York; New Jersey; Atlanta, and Los Angeles.
The Company delivers their solutions to clients via their portfolio companies - ColorEdge, Crush Creative, Comp 24, and Fuel Digital.
Their ColorEdge is a visual communications and brand imaging company. ColorEdge Visual provides creative client solutions in visual merchandising, point of purchase (POP), and imaging projects from pre-media, to final finishing, fulfillment and rollout. They implement turnkey client solutions from concept to final delivery. ColorEdge Art is a high-end laboratory and imaging company. They provide "high" art retouching for the fashion, cosmetic and art book industry.
Crush Creative is a national leader in providing quality graphics for entertainment, retail, auto and other fortune 1000 companies. Comp24 is the largest producer of comps for initial presentations, color corrected "hero" packages for television or anything in between. Merisel's Fuel engages in digital retouching. In March of 2010, Crush Creative and Fuel Digital underwent consolidation under the ColorEdge brand.
This past August, Merisel reported financial results for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2012. Net sales for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2012 were $14,710 and $28,276, respectively. This is in comparison to $15,285 and $32,640 for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2011, respectively.
They reported a net loss of ($1,832) or ($0.25) per share and ($8,883) or ($1.23) per share for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively. This is compared to ($1,100) or ($0.15) per share and ($1,262) or ($0.17) per share for the three and six months end June 30, 2011, respectively. The net loss for the six month period ended June 30, 2012 includes a one-time lease abandonment charge of $3,977 or ($0.55) per share.
Merisel, Inc. (MSEL), closed Monday's trading session at $0.25, up 25.00%, on 636 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 4,002 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.20/$1.20.
Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RSOL)
SmarTrend Newsletters, Investor Ideas, FeedBlitz, and SmallCapInvestor.com reported earlier on Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RSOL), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Real Goods Solar, Inc. is a residential and commercial solar energy integrator primarily in California and Colorado. Founded in 1978, the Company provides engineering, procurement, and construction services. Real Goods Solar has a long history of consulting and working with thousands of customers, governments, educational institutions and industry leaders including NASA, the White House, Disney, Vatican City, Yale University, Aetna, Timex, CBS and a number of others. The Company has their headquarters in Louisville, Colorado. Their shares trade on the NASDAQ Global Market.
The Company offers "Made in the USA" products. They employ NABCEP-certified installers and partners with the highest quality manufacturers. Real Goods Solar is a leading provider of turnkey solar energy solutions, with over 13,000 solar systems in place. The Company has 16 offices across the West and the Northeast, and is one of the largest solar energy installers in the United States.
Real Goods Solar offers a variety of turnkey solar energy services. These include design, procurement, permitting, build-out, grid connection, financing referrals, and warranty and customer satisfaction services. They install residential and small commercial systems, which range between 3 kilowatts and 1-megawatt output. In addition, they engage in the retail sale of renewable energy products. They derive their revenue primarily from the installation of solar energy systems.
During the second quarter of 2012, Real Goods Solar made major progress toward the integration of Alteris and the centralization of key operating functions to Colorado. They have significantly invested in operating expenses and working capital toward such efforts. The Company believes this will result in an efficient and scalable infrastructure that can take advantage of expanded geographical diversity and pursue a new mix of significant residential and commercial customers.
Real Goods Solar continues to expect strong demand for residential and commercial solar installations. The Company is one of the few national solar Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) providers; they expect to capitalize on their expanded footprint and the evolving United States solar industry.
Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RSOL), closed Monday's trading session at $0.61, up 10.89%, on 37,887 volume with 44 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 18,975 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.593/$1.99.
Syntroleum Corp. (SYNM)
Investor Ideas, SmarTrend Newsletters, and Alternative Energy reported recently on Syntroleum Corp. (SYNM), Wall Street Resources, Investor Update, Greenbackers did earlier, and we are highlighting the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Trading on the NASDAQ Capital Market, Syntroleum Corp. produces synthetic fuels from a broad spectrum of feedstock; this is from natural gas to fats, oils and greases. The Company owns the Syntroleum® Process for Fischer-Tropsch (FT) conversion of synthesis gas into liquid hydrocarbons, the Synfining® Process for upgrading FT liquid hydrocarbons into refined petroleum products, and the Bio-Synfining® technology for converting renewable feedstocks into drop-in fuels. Founded in 1984, Syntroleum is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Company has a 50 percent interest in Dynamic Fuels, LLC. Dynamic Fuels operates a 75 million gallon per year renewable fuels facility located in Geismar, Louisiana utilizing their Bio-Synfining® technology. Syntroleum's goal is to be the leading provider of Fischer-Tropsch and related technologies for the production of synthetic fuels. Their business strategy to achieve this goal involves participating in development projects, licensing the Syntroleum Processes, as well as expanding and developing product markets.
The Fischer-Tropsch process has already been used through Syntroleum's all-inclusive labs and production facilities to produce substantial amounts of synthetic diesel and jet fuel. These fuels have been successfully proven to perform better than conventional fuels across nearly all operating parameters, including emissions, thermal stability, and cetane.
The Company's Fischer-Tropsch and Synfining® processes are suited to produce ultra-clean, renewable fuels from biomass; Syntroleum is pursuing projects in this area. Their Fischer-Tropsch GTL technology makes it possible for the Company to produce gas onshore and in marine environments. Their process realizes the advantages of building a plant on a much smaller footprint. This allows for economic development of fields in the one-to-three trillion cubic feet range, many in remote locations. Syntroleum's process additionally represents a solution to flaring.
In September, Syntroleum reported that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an increase to the Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) for biomass based diesel under RFS2 to 1.28 billion gallons in 2013 from 1.0 billion gallons in 2012. Renewable diesel is a direct drop-in replacement for petroleum diesel and meets the same ASTM D975 standards. The increased RVO provides the regulatory certainty needed to enable manufacturers of renewable fuels to continue to grow production. The renewable diesel produced by Syntroleum's affiliate Dynamic Fuels qualifies as biomass based diesel under the RVO.
Syntroleum Corp. (SYNM), closed Monday's trading at $0.79, up 3.92%, on 216,224 volume with 289 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 240,808 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.5801/$1.539.
Santo Mining Corp. (SANP)
StocksGoneWild, SuperStockHunter, Stock Market Authority, smartOTC, Stock Specialists, Investor Alley, The Stock Detective, OTCPicks, TopStockAnalysts, and StreetAuthority Financial reported on Santo Mining Corp. (SANP), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Santo Mining Corp. is a junior minerals exploration and development company that lists on the OTC Bulletin Board. The Company's properties are strategically located in the prolific and highly prospective Hispaniola Gold-Copper Back-Arc area in the Dominican Republic. Santo Mining combines rapid exploration methodology with innovative operational and logistical approaches to ensure the efficient and effective extraction of gold and other metals in the future. The Santo Mining claims are 100 percent owned. The Company has their corporate headquarters in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Santo Mining focuses on near-term production opportunities in the Dominican Republic, in areas geologically similar to Pueblo Viejo, one of the largest sulfide gold deposits in the Western Hemisphere. The Company's vision is to define deposits and extract metals from both alluvial deposits that require minimal processing and bulk-tonnage, and open-pit oxide and sulfide gold deposits where poly-metallic ores with economic concentrations of precious and base metals may be extracted and transported to local or offshore processing plants and refineries.
The Company has their Walter Mineral Claim. This two square-kilometer claim is strategically located less than one mile from the world-class Pueblo Viejo Gold Mine operated by Barrick Gold to the East and one mile to the Perilya Gold mine to the South West. Santo also has their Maria Mineral Claim – a 100 percent acquisition. They acquired 100 percent of the Maria gold exploration claim north of the city of Bonao, in the center of the Dominican Republic. This highly prospective 1,400-Hectare claim is ideally situated between three massive mineral finds.
Santo Mining acquired 100 percent of the Alexia gold exploration claim near Dajabon in the northwest Dominican Republic. This highly prospective 11,575-Hectare claim is surrounded in all directions by a number of gold discoveries under continued exploration by various mining companies.
Today, Santo Mining announced that they acquired 100 percent of Gexplo SRL's rights to the Shalee gold exploration claim in the Dominican Republic. This highly prospective 42.75 square kilometer claim is within the famed Hispaniola Gold-Copper Back-Arc. It is surrounded on all quadrants by several historical mine works and new gold discoveries.
Santo Mining President Alain French spent several months exploring in the adjacent area and has previously discovered several gold, silver and copper showings. He said, "As with our other acquisitions, Shalee represents excellent potential for exploration. I am confident the exploration team may identify gold, other precious metal and base metal deposits in this mineral-rich territory."
Santo Mining Corp. (SANP), closed Monday at $0.81, down 48.41%, on 1,790,908 volume with 1,259 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 292,998 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.56/$11.00.
American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (AAPH)
The Stock Brainiac, StockRockandRoll, Lebed.biz, WhisperFromWallStreet, WallStreetGrand, Stock Edge, and Otcstockexchange reported earlier on American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (AAPH), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
American Petro-Hunter, Inc. is an exploration and production (E&P) company whose shares trade on the OTC Bulletin Board. The Company concentrates on the acquisition and horizontal development of the Mississippi Lime and Woodford oil formations located in Oklahoma and Kansas. The Company actively pursues domestic petroleum by way of exploration and acquisition. Founded on January 24, 1996, American Petro-Hunter has their corporate headquarters in Wichita, Kansas.
The Company's short-term goals are to acquire quality exploration projects in targeted jurisdictions favorable for near-term production close to existing infrastructure. They will search for existing production (Proved Developed Producing/PDP) from smaller, undervalued or underutilized properties that show high promise for probable undeveloped reserves (PUDs). The Company's objective is to acquire only projects with a minimum 20 drilling locations.
American Petro-Hunter's intermediate-term goals focus on production via drilling numerous projects. The portfolio of projects includes a mix of higher risk and higher reward targets, and stable, low risk targets. Their long-term goals are to take the Company through exploration, development and production in excess of the 1000 BOE level with the goal of long-term sustainability or as a possible strategic acquisition by a major producer.
As of August 10, 2012, the Company has two producing wells in Kansas and six producing wells in Oklahoma. In addition, American Petro-Hunter has rights for the exploration and production of oil and gas on an aggregate of approximately 6,230 gross acres in those states. This includes the Company's core assets with rights to explore on 2,000 gross acres in Oklahoma in the North Oklahoma Mississippi Project and in 5,000 gross acres in south-central Oklahoma (the South Oklahoma Project).
On October 1, 2012, American Petro-Hunter announced that the drilling of the NOS2-22 oil and gas well in Payne County at the Company's North Oklahoma Project began. The well offsets the NOS1-22 well; this well is producing from the Skinner Sand and has been in production since July of 2011. The NOS2-22 is the second well drilled on the lease that is targeting the productive Skinner Sand with other objectives in the 3,500 foot well that include the Burgess Sand, Woodford Shale, Simpson Dolomite, and Wilcox formations.
The expectation is that drilling will take between 7 and 10 days. The NOS2-22 well will ultimately be subject to a frack. After this, American Petro-Hunter is targeting production of 20 BPD net to the 50 percent Working Interest (WI).
American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (AAPH), closed Monday's trading session at $0.16, down 3.03%, on 43,788 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 26,435 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.1275/$0.50.
FreeSeas, Inc. (FREE)
OTCPicks, Daily Wealth, SmallCapVoice, The Street, CRWEFinance, and Greenbackers reported earlier on FreeSeas, Inc. (FREE), and today we choose to highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Incorporated in 2004, FreeSeas, Inc. is a drybulk shipping company with corporate headquarters in Athens, Greece. The Company (a Marshall Islands corporation) through their subsidiaries engages in the transportation of drybulk cargoes along global shipping routes. They transport diverse drybulk commodities, including iron ore, grain, coal, bauxite, phosphate, fertilizers, steel products, cement, sugar, and rice. The Company formerly went by the name Adventure Holdings S.A. They changed their name to FreeSeas, Inc. in April of 2005.
FreeSeas is a holding company, and their subsidiaries, which are all wholly owned by the Company, conduct all of their operations and own all of their operating assets. The majority of FreeSeas vessels were acquired second-hand. The Company estimates their useful lives to be 28 years from their date of delivery from the yard, depending on different market factors and management's ability to comply with government and industry regulatory requirements.
As of December 31, 2011, the average age of the vessels in FreeSeas current fleet was 14 years. Part of the Company's business strategy includes the continued acquisition of second hand vessels when they find attractive opportunities. As of December 31, 2011, the aggregate dead weight tonnage (dwt) of the Company's operational fleet was approximately 197,200 dwt.
As of May 15, 2012, the Company owned and operated a fleet of six Handysize vessels and one Handymax vessel. Under spot charters, FreeSeas pays voyage expenses including port, canal and fuel costs. Under period time charters, the charterer pays these voyage expenses. A spot charter and a period time charter are contracts to charter a vessel for an agreed period at a set daily rate.
Under both spot charters and period time charters, FreeSeas is responsible for vessel operating expenses. These expenses include crew costs, provisions, deck and engine stores, lubricating oil, insurance, maintenance and repairs. In addition, the Company is responsible for each vessel's intermediate dry-docking and special survey costs.
Occasionally, FreeSeas may employ their vessels in carrier pools. These pools are operated by third parties. These pools bring together vessels from one or multiple owners to service the needs of charterers. With this particular kind of arrangement, voyage and operating expenses are paid by the pool manager; FreeSeas would be paid their "share" of the voyage revenues on a predetermined schedule.
FreeSeas investment and operational focus is in the Handysize sector. This sector is typically defined as less than 40,000 dwt of carrying capacity. The Company believes that Handysize vessels are more versatile in the types of cargoes that they can carry and trade routes they can follow, and offer less volatile returns than larger vessel classes. FreeSeas believes this segment also offers better demand and supply demographics than other drybulk asset classes.
FreeSeas, Inc. (FREE), closed Monday's session at $0.2101, even for the day, on 39,335 volume with 35 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 88,754 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.2101/$2.18.
TNI BioTech, Inc. (TNIB)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight TNI BioTech, Inc. (TNIB). Today, TNI BioTech, Inc. closed trading at $3.03, up 28.94%, on 109,251 volume with 113 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 29,442, and its 52-week low/high is $0.72/$10.01.
TNI BioTech, Inc. (TNIB) is focused on utilizing patented immunotherapy to activate and mobilize the body's immune system to combat fatal diseases. The company's products and technologies improve the treatment and diagnosis of cancer, infections such as HIV/AIDS, and autoimmune diseases. Future initiatives include treatment for multiple sclerosis, herpes viral infections, and other conditions that result in altered-immune response.
The company's product portfolio currently includes IRT-101, an active immunotherapy that works by activating a patient's immune system against infectious diseases and tumor cells; IRT-102, an adaptive immunotherapy that works by isolating and enriching a patient's own immune cells; and IRT-103, an active immunotherapy that works by activating a patient's immune system against HIV/AIDS and tumor cells.
Leveraging the advantages of today's cutting-edge treatment options, the company aims to meet the growing demand for quality healthcare with safer, more effective radiation therapy; new-targeted drug therapies; and minimally invasive surgical alternatives around the world. TNI BioTech most recently signed a letter of intent to open clinics in Africa that will provide advanced treatment for cancer, HIV/AIDS, and autoimmune diseases.
The company plans to continue clinical trials in China during 2012 and 2013, and anticipates starting trials in the United States by early 2013.The company is also in negotiations to acquire a number of other immunotherapy products, patents, and therapies. Led by a management team with decades of experience and solid business plan, TNI BioTech is poised to improve healthcare with active and adaptive forms of improved immunotherapies. Disclaimer
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TNI BioTech, Inc. News:
TNI BioTech Signs Agreement With Government of Malawi to Open an Oncology & Infectious Disease Clinic at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital
TNI BioTech, Inc. Signs Memorandum of Agreement to Open Pharmaceutical Plant for the Production of IRT-103 (LDN)
Dr. Ronald Herberman Joins TNI BioTech Inc. as Senior Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer
Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH). Today, Consorteum Holdings, Inc. closed trading at $0.0035, up 16.67%, on 110,000 volume with 2 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 171,808, and its 52-week low/high is $0.001/$0.018.
Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) utilizes the most technically advanced global solutions available today. By working with a multitude of global technologies, Consorteum is able to create customized programs for maximum results. This approach enables unparalleled flexibility when sourcing solutions, resulting in smarter, faster deployment of technologies, competitive pricing, and potential for new streams of revenue.
Through its exclusive software license with Tarsin Inc., the company leverages a team of software developers that understands the complexities of delivering digital media content across mobile handsets. Tarsin is capable of providing clients with integration and support for over 700 mobile carriers globally on a seamless and secure platform to take advantage of the increasing demand for rich mobile content.
Consorteum's flagship CAPSA technology platform brings a universal solution to the problems of wagering and betting on mobile devices. Multiple different operating systems, user interfaces, and form factors have created enormous barriers to launching commercial initiatives. But with CAPSA, gaming operators can now cost-effectively monetize innovative mobile wagering products and services quickly and robustly.
In addition to its mobile initiatives, Consorteum is also actively engaged in the financial industry, providing MasterCard solutions as well as loyalty and reward programs. The company has strategically designed its business initiatives to create repetitive transactions on an ongoing basis. Consorteum's goal is to have their customers think of them more as partners, rather than just technology providers, for longer-lasting, more profitable relationships. Disclaimer
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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. News:
CORRECTION -- Tarsin, a Leader in Secure Mobile Platform Technology, Forges New Frontiers in Mobile Gaming
Tarsin, a Leader in Secure Mobile Platform Technology, Forges New Frontiers in Mobile Gaming
Consorteum Completes Acquisition of Tarsin 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 $0.2650, even with yesterday's close, on 113,551 volume with 25 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 104,874, and its 52-week low/high is $0.21/$0.835.
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 Corp to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conference
International Stem Cell Corp Granted Key Patent for Liver Disease Program
International Stem Cell Corp. Among SeeThruEquity Company Lineup for Fall 2012 Smallcap and Microcap Investor Conference
MusclePharm Corp. (MSLP)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight MusclePharm Corp. (MSLP). Today, MusclePharm Corp. closed trading at $0.0053, off by 3.64%, on 10,122,114 volume with 44 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 5,397,575, and its 52-week low/high is $0.0053/$0.0375.
MusclePharm Corp. (MSLP) is focused on providing a full line of Informed Choice-approved nutritional supplements that not use any substances banned in the sports industry. Now sold in more than 120 countries and available in over 10,000 U.S. retail outlets, the company's products address all categories of an active lifestyle, including muscle building, weight loss, and maintaining general fitness through a daily nutritional supplement regimen.
Current CEO Brad Pyatt founded the company to develop a superior line of nutritional supplements that would help fellow athletes improve their performance in a way that existing supplements did not. Even as the company has grown, its mission has remained the same: to improve its customers' lives, increase their ability to excel, use cutting-edge science to develop the best nutritional supplements on the market, and provide a safe option for athletes.
MusclePharm's products were developed through exhaustive research at the MusclePharm Sports Science Center Research Institute. New products are created through a six-stage research protocol that involves the expertise of top nutritional scientists. Before launching a product, the company conducts field testing using a pool of over one hundred elite professional athletes from various professional sports leagues, including the National Football League, Mixed Martial Arts, and Major League Baseball.
Over the last few years, the consumption of sports nutrition products has shifted to mainstream consumers who have become the key drivers of growth within the industry. Teenagers and college students, women, and even older individuals are now using these products to help them live a more active and healthier lifestyle. With a full line of supplements and an extensive distribution network, MusclePharm is well positioned to capitalize on the growing demand. Disclaimer
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MusclePharm Corp. News:
MusclePharm Wins Three Prestigious Bodybuilding.com Awards, Including Brand of the Year, Upon Fitness Enthusiasts' Votes
MusclePharm Adds Dick's Sporting Goods To Its Growing Retail Distribution
United States Sports Academy Researchers Present Clinical Trial Results For MusclePharms' Assault™ Pre-Workout
With its recent divestiture of its long-standing Two-Way Radio Division, along with its Public Safety Equipment Direct Sales operations, Texas-based Teletouch Communications made clear its commitment to becoming a large scale wholesale distributor of cellular and consumer electronics. For over 48 years, Teletouch has offered a comprehensive suite of wireless telecommunications solutions, including cellular, two-way radio, GPS-telemetry, and wireless messaging. The move to focus on wholesale electronics distribution is clearly in line with the company’s long-term strategy of growing their distribution operations.
Teletouch already has a well-established footprint in both the retail and wholesale side of the business with its two major brands, Hawk Electronics and Progressive Concepts (PCI).
Known for their technical expertise and support, retailer Teletouch-Hawk Electronics has long helped Texans fill their mobile and wireless needs, adapting to the latest trends in wireless/cellular communications, Bluetooth integration, hand-free systems, and WiFi data cards.
PCI Wholesale has been a distributor of wireless products to carrier agents, rural carriers, resellers, and other wholesale distributors for over 27 years. They also have over 30 years in wholesale distribution to retail, sub-distribution, and large accounts.
PCI primarily distributes brand name products and support services to national market segments: car stereo and mobile video retailers, and cellular resellers and retailers representing all carriers. The company has been a market leader in both the cellular and automotive entertainment businesses, providing customers with leading edge products, along with all of the training needed so that its dealer customers can rapidly expand into evolving technologies.
Teletouch has been busy developing a variety of distribution agreements, and recently announced the signing of their first direct handset manufacturing distribution agreement with TCT Mobile, one of the largest consumer manufacturing companies in the world and the maker of the Alcatel OneTouch brand of cellular handsets.
To learn more about Teletouch and its subsidiaries, visit www.teletouch.com.
There was a time not long ago when looking for a home loan meant simply going down to your local bank or S&L and working out whatever arrangement you could. The possibilities were limited, but the process was fairly simple, and you knew with whom you were dealing.
The first stop for home loan consumers today is usually the Web, which has effectively brought an entire nation’s worth of lending institutions and possibilities into every neighborhood. Unfortunately, the sheer number of companies, plans, rates, fees, and options that can be generated by a few key clicks has become as much of an impediment as a benefit. How is a person to know where to go and who to trust?
It’s an equal problem for vendors. A mortgage broker may have the very best mix of services, contacts, and support, but it’s of little value if it’s all invisible to the consumer. For existing lending institutions the ongoing technological transition has been a hefty challenge, and, when coupled with the unparalleled real estate financial crisis, it was for many simply too much. Hundreds of mortgage lending institutions and brokers, including some major ones, pulled out of the industry or went completely out of business.
On the other hand, Loans4Less, a California-based online mortgage loan broker, has been exceptionally successful in taking advantage of the latest technologies, in addition to coming through the industry’s recent financial collapse unharmed. From day one the company has viewed the Web as the way to reach today’s marketplace. And, unlike so many other institutions, the company carefully avoids the risks inherent to the sub-prime world, focusing instead on “A” paper loans. As a result, the company is in an excellent position to prosper as the real estate market turns around.
For more information, visit www.Loans4Less.com
AMSC Superconductor, a solutions provider serving wind and grid leaders worldwide, introduced a new class of Amperium® superconductor wire for power cable applications at the Applied Superconductivity Conference today. This new product delivers industry-leading performance, pricing, and production capacity, and AMSC anticipates that the breakthrough will decrease production costs for superconductor power cables and grow the addressable market for these systems across the globe.
AMSC is now offering brass-laminated 4.4 mm Amperium wire with demonstrated current carrying performance up to 200 amps. This is considered industry-leading performance for high-volume second generation (2G) high temperature superconductor (HTS) wire and compares with AMSC’s existing line of 70-100 amp wires. Similar to AMSC’s existing Amperium product line, the new wire has leading electrical, mechanical, and thermal properties.
While announcing the significant performance increase, AMSC acknowledged that the kiloamp-meter pricing of this cutting-edge laminated wire has been considerably reduced from the current mark set by AMSC’s existing Amperium product line. It is this price reduction that is expected to decrease the cost of superconductor power cables and expand the global addressable market.
“We believe increasing wire performance and reducing pricing can serve as catalysts for superconductor cable adoption,” said Jean-Maxime Saugrain, Corporate Vice President Technical at Nexans, a worldwide expert in the cable industry. “With years of successful superconductor cable demonstrations and in-grid experience behind us, we look forward to continuing our close collaboration with AMSC to grow our superconductors business and maximize global market penetration.”
There are a multitude of advantages provided by the use of superconductor power cables, most stemming from the fact that they can conduct up to 10 times the amount of power of conventional copper cables. When inserted into strategic locations within an urban power grid, superconductor power cables can deliver more power than conventional cables to help mitigate grid congestion. The new cables can also be used to replace overhead lines and are currently in the early stages of widespread adoption. Early users of the improved technology include China, Japan, South Korea, Germany, and the United States.
“This is an advance of tremendous importance for AMSC, its customers and the industry in general,” said AMSC President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel P. McGahn. “By improving our wire performance, significantly reducing volume pricing and maintaining our industry-leading production capacity, we are positioning our products to fulfill the promise of HTS. I would like to publicly extend my thanks and congratulations to our Massachusetts team for extending AMSC’s global leadership.”
For further information, please visit www.amsc.com
NeoStem, in a collaborative publication with the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, announced that data further expands the therapeutic potential of its proprietary regenerative cell therapy product, “VSELSTM” (very small embryonic-like stem cells), by demonstrating bone regeneration capabilities. The paper concerns human VSEL stem cells and how cells form human bone when implanted in bone tissue of SCID mice. The study was published online ahead of print in the journal Stem Cells and Development.
This published controlled study was funded by NIH and led by Dr. Russell Taichman, Major Ash Collegiate Professor and Co-Director of the Scholars Program in Dental Leadership Department of Periodontics & Oral Medicine, University of Michigan and Dr. Aaron Havens, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry at University of Michigan. The study involved isolating G-CSF mobilized VSEL stem cells from the blood of healthy donors and transplanting them into burr holes made in the cranial bones of SCID mice.
VSELs are a population of stem cells found in adult bone marrow with potential regenerative properties similar to those of embryonic stem cells. After three months, it was observed that the implanted VSEL stem cells had differentiated into human bone tissue in the crania of the mice. NeoStem demonstrated that these cells can be mobilized into the peripheral blood, enabling a minimally invasive means for collecting what NeoStem believes to be a population of stem cells that have the potential to achieve the positive benefits associated with embryonic stem cells. This new procedure mitigates the risk of ethical or moral dilemmas and the potential negative effects known to be associated with embryonic stem cells.
Dr. Taichman stated, “I believe this work represents a true partnership between Industry and Academic Institutions. Our findings that VSEL cells can generate human bone in animals would not have been feasible without the help and vision that Dr. Denis Rodgerson and his team at NeoStem brought to the table. It was my privilege to have been a part of this collaborative effort, and I see the resulting data as a significant milestone in stem cell therapy development. It is truly inspiring.”
Dr. Robin Smith, Chairman and CEO of NeoStem, added, “This is very exciting data that we believe will be the foundation for future VSEL stem cell studies of bone regeneration in humans. We look forward to moving the development work from the laboratory into the clinic to develop a therapeutic stem cell product to enhance bone formation in humans.”
NeoStem is an emerging leader in the fast growing cell therapy market. They continue to develop and build on core capabilities in cell therapy. The company believes that cell therapy will have a significant role in the fight against chronic disease and in lessening the economic burden that these diseases pose to modern society. As an emerging technology and market leading company in this fast developing cell therapy market, their multi-faceted business strategy combines a state-of-the-art contract development and manufacturing subsidiary, Progenitor Cell Therapy, LLC (“PCT”), with a medically important cell therapy product development program, enabling near and long-term revenue growth opportunities.
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