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All Grade Mining, Inc. (HYII)
SmallCapInvestorDaily reported last month on All Grade Mining, Inc. (HYII), Michael Stone, PickPennyStocks, Research Driven Alerts, Growing Stocks Reports, Stockdigest Report, OTtipReporter, and PennyStockScholar did recently as well, and we are highlighting the Company as “One to Watch” for next week, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
All Grade Mining is focused on acquiring mining concessions in all phases, sizes, and minerals. Currently, the company is primarily concentrating its energies on the extraction of iron ore in South America, specifically in Chile. An experienced team of executives and mining professionals lead All Grade’s exploration and excavation efforts.
The company’s Salitrosa Iron Ore Mine, located 28 kilometers from Chanaral and 60 kilometers from the Caldera port, has an estimated iron ore reserve of over 40 million metric tons based on magnometric and geological studies done on the property. The company anticipates production of up to 150,000 tons/month by mid-2013.
An open pit mine and dry magnetic concentration plant is planned for the Salitrosa project with anticipated production of 200,000 tons/month of iron ore concentrates with an average grade of 63.5%. The Salitrosa property is comprised of 23 separate mines and located within 40 - 60 km of inactive maritime concessions that could become proprietary to All Grade.
The company’s Jose Del Transito Project, acquired June 2012, is a copper mine located approximately 3 km north southeast of Ovalle. In close proximity to mountain ranges known for gold, silver, copper, and iron ore, the mine is currently producing up to 1,100 tons of copper per month. There are currently three substantial sets of artisanal workings and several small shafts in the project area.
In most recent news, All Grade announced the engagement of a new accounting firm Accounting Management Solutions Inc. (AMS) to work with their auditors to insure regulatory filing and statutory obligations are filed within the proper time limits according to the SEC requirements. AMS is a leading supplier of outsourced accounting and financial management services in the Northeast and New York City.
Gary Kouletas, President and CEO, stated, "We are very pleased to have hired AMS as an outside bookkeeping service to work with our auditors to insure all of our filings meet regulatory standards. In the future our auditors will have a professional accounting service to help complete the internal accounting work in a timely manner."
We're tracking All Grade Mining, Inc. (HYII) on our radar screens as "One to Watch" this week, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
All Grade Mining, Inc. (HYII), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0299, up 19.60%, on 1,106,360 volume with 45 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 262,812 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.025/$2.75.
Lapolla Industries, Inc. (LPAD)
MoneyTV and FeedBlitz reported earlier on Lapolla Industries, Inc. (LPAD), and we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Lapolla Industries, Inc. engages in the manufacture and distribution of spray foam insulation, cool roof coatings and equipment designed to reduce energy consumption in the residential and commercial markets, for new construction and retrofit applications. Their customers are spray applicators that promote and install better building solutions. Lapolla sells their products directly, and through independent representatives, distributors, and public bonded warehouses. Incorporated in 1989, Lapolla Industries lists on the OTCBB.
The Company's Coatings segment supplies various protective coatings for roofing systems for new and retrofit applications to the roofing industry. This segment also supplies caulking for general application in the construction industry, and sundry items.
Lapolla's Foam segment is involved in supplying spray foam insulation and roofing foam to the construction industry. The spray foam insulation applications consist of perimeter wall, crawl space, and attic space applications. The roofing applications include new and retrofit applications. This segment also supplies polyurethane as an adhesive for board stock insulation to roofing substrates, sundry items, and application equipment.
The Company's products mainly address the growing consumer awareness of the building envelope. The physical components of the envelope include the foundation, roof, walls, doors and windows. A building envelope is the separation between the interior and the exterior environments of a building. It serves as the outer shell to protect the indoor environment and to facilitate its climate control. Lapolla provides insulation, an air barrier, and a vapor barrier with their products.
Recently, Lapolla Industries announced quarterly sales of $17.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. This represents a 17.9 percent decrease from the year ago period. Operating loss and earnings per share for the quarter were $2.1 million, and $0.02 per share, in comparison with $0.6 million and $0.01 per share, respectively, in the year ago period.
The foam segment reported $14.5 million in second quarter sales. This represents a 16.2 percent decrease from the prior year period. The coatings segment reported $3.3 million in sales, a 24.4 percent decrease from the prior year period.
Lapolla Industries, Inc. (LPAD), closed Friday's session at $0.22, up 41.94%, on 25,575 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 7,940 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.14/$0.60.
Powerwave Technologies, Inc. (PWAV)
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Powerwave Technologies, Inc. is a global supplier of end-to-end wireless solutions for wireless communications networks. Their business consists of the design, manufacture, marketing, and sale of products to improve coverage, capacity and data speed in wireless communications networks. The Company offers innovative wireless infrastructure to address the demands of enterprise and commercial customers. Founded in 1985, Powerwave Technologies is based in Santa Ana, California. Their main Asia-Pacific office is in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Powerwave continues to invest in the research and development of wireless communications network technology and the diversification of their product offerings. Their principal products include antennas, boosters, combiners, cabinets, shelters, filters, radio frequency power amplifiers, remote radio head transceivers, repeaters, tower-mounted amplifiers and advanced coverage solutions. These products are used in all major wireless network protocols and frequencies. This includes Next Generation Networks in 4G technology, such as Long Term Evolution (LTE).
The Company sells their products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), who incorporate Powerwave's products into their proprietary base stations (which they then sell to wireless network operators), and directly to individual wireless network operators for deployment into their existing networks. On top of that, Powerwave Technologies has started marketing in new markets. These include government, public safety, military, as well as homeland security.
Powerwave Technologies' broad product portfolio helps wireless operators and OEMs reduce capital and operating expenses, speed rollout of services, and improve network coverage, signal quality and capacity. The Company's product portfolio supports all wireless network protocols and frequencies.
In September, Powerwave Technologies announced that they entered into a new $50 million senior secured credit agreement with P-Wave Holdings, LLC; an affiliate of The Gores Group. Under the credit agreement, the lenders advanced $35 million to Powerwave, less fees and expenses, and agreed to loan an additional $15 million to them upon request from the Company subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions. Furthermore, the new credit agreement includes an accordion feature that allows Powerwave to request up to an additional $100 million in term loans from the lenders, which they may advance at their discretion. Powerwave Technologies will use proceeds from advances under the new credit agreement to finance working capital and for general corporate purposes.
Powerwave Technologies, Inc. (PWAV), closed Friday's trading at $0.465, up 3.33%, on 344,603 volume with 285 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 455,734 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.30/$7.60.
Speedemissions, Inc. (SPMI)
Penny Stock Rumble, OTCPicks, Top Gun, The Stock Psycho, MicrocapVoice, Stock Traders Chat, and Nebula Stocks reported earlier on Speedemissions, Inc.(SPMI), and we are highlighting the Company, at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Speedemissions, Inc. is a leading vehicle emissions testing and safety inspections company. They provide services in certain areas where the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandates auto testing. The EPA has a mandate that selected major urban areas of thirty-two states and the District of Columbia meet certain clean air standards by conducting vehicle emission tests representing 50 percent of the U.S. population.
The Company established for the sole purpose of developing their own vehicle emission testing stations, as well as to make strategic acquisitions of selected competitors in markets identified for future growth. Their business is to conduct the vehicle emission or smog tests and safety inspections for automobiles, vans, sport utility vehicles and pick up trucks.
Speedemissions expects to be the first company to create a national brand offering their customers quick and efficient vehicle emissions testing service. The current focus of the Company is in the Atlanta, Georgia; Houston, Texas; St. Louis, Missouri and Salt Lake City, Utah markets. They presently own and operate 38 vehicle emission/safety inspection-testing stations: 14 in Atlanta, Georgia, 12 in Houston, Texas, 8 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and 4 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Moreover, Speedemissions launched the first apps (CARbonga and CARbonga-SRI) for the iPhone®, iPad® and iPod Touch® that provides motorists with key safety and emissions information for their current vehicles or when buying a used car.
In August, Speedemissions announced their financial results for the Second Quarter ended June 30, 2012. Second Quarter 2012 Revenue decreased (7.7 percent) or $166K to $1,986,863 in the second quarter of 2012 versus $2,152,831 in the second quarter of 2011. The decrease in revenue was due to a drop in same store sales of 6.3 percent or $133K and the closing of an underperforming store in Q2, 2011. The decline in same store sales is mainly attributable to increased competition at the Company's Texas and Utah locations.
Same store operating expenses decreased by $66K or (4.9 percent). Speedemissions incurred a net loss of $76,000, or ($0.0022) per diluted share in the second quarter of 2012 compared to net loss of $92,000 or ($0.0029) per diluted share in the second quarter of 2011. A significant majority of the operating loss is because of one-time legal fees.
Speedemissions, Inc. (SPMI), closed at $0.012, even for the day, on 10,000 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 443,271 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0023/$0.0384.
Tucana Lithium Corp. (TUCA)
We are reporting on Tucana Lithium Corp. (TUCA), today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Tucana Lithium Corp. is a mineral exploration company. Currently, the Company is focusing on the acquisition and development of mining properties across North America. They earlier acquired 100 percent interest in the Abigail Lithium Property located in the James Bay, Quebec area. Tucana's plans include a $2.5 million exploration and development program with the objective of completing an economic pre-feasibility study on the Abigail Property to advance the project to the feasibility stage. Tucana Lithium lists on the OTCQB.
The Company has acquired their interest in the Abigail Property (Lithium), and more precisely their interest is in the Nemaska area. It consists of 222 map-designated cells totalling 11,844 ha or 118.5 squared km. This property is attached to the world class Whabouchi Lithium deposit held by Nemaska Exploration (NMX.V). The principal exploration target for the Property is lithium-bearing spodumene; the Property is on strike with the high-grade spodumene-bearing pegmatite located on the Whabouchi property. Tucana Lithium's key goal for the Abigail property is to develop a world class lithium project that will capitalize on the growing demand for lithium batteries.
The Abigail Property is easily accessible which greatly enhances the economics of the project. A Hydro-Quebec powerline has been built along the "Route du Nord" in the region of the Abigail property, and the Nemiscau airport is 20 km west of the property, serviced by Air Creebec and chartered flights. The village of Nemaska and the Relais Routier CCDC, located respectively 35 and 15 km to the west of the Abigail Property, may be used to house workers and service the property.
Earlier this year, the Company announced that they renewed 71 mineral claims on the Abigail Property based upon the exploration work reported in the summer of 2011. These claims will expire between March and May 2014. In addition, Tucana dropped 85 mineral claims located on the northern perimeter of the Property. They based their decision on the results from the exploration program in the summer of 2011 and a review of the airborne magnetic survey.
In May of this year, Tucana Lithium announced that they entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with Alain Champagne and other parties to acquire a 100 percent interest in the Lac Kame and EM-1 Properties located in the James Bay, Quebec region. The property is made up of 37 map-designated cells totalling 1,961 hectares. The Company's main interest with the newly acquired claims will be magnetic anomalies for kimberlite based upon the airborne magnetic survey released in October 2011.
Tucana Lithium Corp. (TUCA), closed Friday's trading session at $0.03, up 20.00%, on 45,000 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 25,015 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.005/$0.07.
Premier Brands, Inc. (BRND)
Today we highlight Premier Brands, Inc. (BRND), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Premier Brands, Inc. is a company in the business of creating, acquiring and marketing consumer packaged goods, mainly beverages and nutraceuticals. Premier Brands sells these consumer packaged goods into supermarkets, pharmacies and convenience stores. The Company's shares trade on the OTC Bulletin Board. Premier Brands has their corporate head office in San Diego, California. Their Business Divisions include Brand Creation, Wholesale Distribution as well as Consumer Good Services such as Sales and Distribution.
The Company owns the ZizZazz name brand of products. This includes ZizZazz Energy Powder, ZizZazz Extreme Fitness Formula and KidZazz kids' vitamins. ZizZazz is a line of Energy Drinks, Sports Drinks and Vitamins all in powder format. The innovative package going by the name "Stix" are consumable straight from the stix. On top of that, they are easily mixed with one's favorite cold beverage to make an energy drink.
Premier Brands has been retained to develop and execute a marketing strategy for the Make ME® Vitamins brand. This is a vitamin supplement and energy booster powder mix. In addition, the Company has the exclusivity to distribute the brand throughout the United States in retail distribution including supermarkets, drugstores, and convenience stores and via direct response marketing.
The specific design of Make ME® Vitamins 1,000 mg of Vitamin C is to provide the body with a balanced blend of powerful nutrients, antioxidants and electrolytes while delivering an orange-flavored drink. The design of the minerals and vitamins contained in the product are for the body's daily functions that require Vitamin C.
Premier Brands' product development services include product design, research, package, pricing structure, costing, and manufacturing, marketing planning, and sales and distribution. Products developed under the guidance of the Company sell in the United States and Mexico by way of an established distribution network. They sell in other countries through importers and brokers.
Premier Brands, Inc. (BRND), closed Friday’s session at $0.72, up 22.03%, on 11,500 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 23,204 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.28/$0.49.
Zimtu Capital Corp. (ZC.V)
Today we are reporting on Zimtu Capital Corp. (ZC.V), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Zimtu Capital Corp. invests in, creates and grows natural resource companies. They also provide mineral property advisory services helping to connect companies to properties of interest. Zimtu focuses on private, micro- and small-cap resource companies. Zimtu has their headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company lists on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Zimtu Capital's business model is to build and actively invest in new resource issuers and locate and acquire mineral properties of merit and connect them with exploration companies. For investee companies Zimtu Capital provides early-stage risk capital, business experience and guidance, as well as active participation in management, financing, and marketing. For investors, the Company provides access to a portion of the market not typically available to them – pre-IPO (Initial Public Offering) and seed level financings.
Zimtu Capital has funded or launched several companies. These include Commerce Resources Corp., Evolving Gold Corp., and Western Potash Corp. Concerning property transactions, projects are usually acquired on a 50-50 percent basis with geological and prospecting partners. Proceeds are also split 50-50 percent.
This past July, Zimtu Capital announced that regulatory approval was received for the acquisition by Pacific Potash Corp. (PP.V) of all of the issued and outstanding securities of Moonraker Acquisition Corp.; one of Zimtu Capital's equity holdings. Moonraker holds an option to acquire an 80 percent interest in the Amazonas Potash Basin claims of Western Potash Corp. (WPX.TO). For their participation in the transaction, Zimtu Capital receives 2,500,000 common shares of Pacific Potash in exchange for the same number of shares in Moonraker held.
In mid-August, Zimtu Capital announced that they and two of their prospecting partners signed an agreement with Olympic Resources Ltd. (OLA.V). Olympic can earn a 100 percent interest in the McWhirter Lake Graphite Property located in southern Ontario. The Property is located in the heart of southern Ontario graphite country, 13 kilometers southeast of the historic settlement of Graphite, Ontario.
The Property is composed entirely of 3,132 hectares of unpatented mining claims. Olympic Resources' first order of business will be to fly airborne EM and mag over the entire property and complete a groundwork reconnaissance program including surface mapping, sampling, and an effort to locate the historic workings in the field. Planned to follow would be a follow up exploration program.
Zimtu Capital Corp. (ZC.V), closed Friday's trading session at $0.67, down 1.47%, on 2,000 volume. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.61/$1.49.
Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (ACTC)
Ceocast News reported this month on Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (ACTC), WiseAlerts, Real Pennies, OTCPicks, Greenbackers did earlier, and we are highlighting the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Trading on the OTCBB, Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. is a leader in the field of regenerative medicine. They are a biotechnology company applying cellular technology in this field. The Company specializes in the development of cellular therapies for the treatment of diseases and conditions that affect tens of millions of people globally. They apply stem cell-based technologies (adult and human embryonic) and other proprietary methods in the field of regenerative medicine to bring patient-specific therapies from the lab bench to the bedside. Advanced Cell Technology is based in Santa Monica, California. Their principal laboratory and GMP facility is in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
Advanced Cell Technology has three cellular product platforms based on innovative stem cell technology. The Company developed and holds in their repertoire the first-ever proven alternative method for successful hESC generation without harm to the embryo. This is called the "single-cell blastomere" technique; the Company holds extensive intellectual property (IP) protection on this technique.
The Company is focusing on commercializing their human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-based Retinal Pigment Epithelial (RPE) therapy for degenerative retinal disease. Additionally, they are developing their human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-based Hemangioblast (HG) platform for the treatment of blood and cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, they are developing a method for scaled manufacturing of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) from renewable pluripotent stem cell sources.
Advanced Cell Technology is conducting three clinical trials in the U.S. and Europe using hESC-derived RPE cells to treat forms of macular degeneration, SMD and dry age-related macular degeneration (dry AMD). Each trial will enroll 12 patients, with cohorts of three patients each in an ascending dosage format, from 50,000 hESC-derived RPE cells in the first patient cohort to 200,000 in the last and final cohort. These trials are prospective, open-label studies, designed to determine the safety and tolerability of hESC-derived RPE cells following sub-retinal transplantation into patients with dry-AMD or SMD at 12 months, the study's primary endpoint.
This week, Advanced Cell Technology announced that the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) authorized the Company to move forward with enrollment and treatment of second and third additional patients with Stargardt's macular dystrophy (SMD) in the second patient cohort of their U.S. trial for the condition. Furthermore, the DSMB has authorized the Company to treat all three patients in the second cohort of their European trial for SMD. DSMB is an independent group of medical experts closely monitoring Advanced Cell Technology's three ongoing clinical trials.
Mr. Gary Rabin, Chairman and CEO of Advanced Cell Technology, commented, "This authorization to treat the next five patients in the second, higher-dosage cohort in both our clinical trials for SMD represents a significant step forward for our clinical programs. We are also encouraged with the MHRA's approval of the DSMB's streamlined review process. Clearly this has the potential to help accelerate the pace of our European trial."
Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (ACTC), closed Friday's trading session at $0.074, down 1.60%, on 3,034,283 volume with 179 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 5,643,913 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.06/$0.203.
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 3.45%, on 56,200 volume with 17 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 24,795, 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
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Teletouch Communications, Inc. News:
Teletouch Returns as Official Cellular Sponsor for the 10th Anniversary ESPN 2012 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
Teletouch Announces Distribution Agreement with Unimax Communications for Sales of UMX Branded Cellular Handsets in North America
Teletouch Reports Fiscal Year 2012 Results
Loans4Less.com, Inc. (LFLS)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Loans4Less.com, Inc. (LFLS). Today, Loans4Less.com, Inc. closed trading at $0.0475, up 43.94%, on 12,000 volume with 2 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 10,917, and its 52-week low/high is $0.01/$0.51.
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
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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.
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 $0.28, even for the day, on 56,650 volume with 20 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 110,116, 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 Discusses Its New Cellular Reprogramming Technology in View of the Recent Award of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
International Stem Cell Corp to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conference
International Stem Cell Corp Granted Key Patent for Liver Disease Program
GreeneStone Healthcare Corp. (GRST)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight GreeneStone Healthcare Corp. (GRST). Today, GreeneStone Healthcare Corp. closed trading at $1.81, off by 0.55%, on 40,978 volume with 10 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 30 days is 8,591, and its 52-week low/high is $0.70/$1.78.
GreeneStone Healthcare Corp. (GRST) is focused on operating medical and healthcare clinics in Ontario, Canada, offering addiction treatment, colonoscopy, endoscopy, minor cosmetic procedures, and executive health assessment programs. The company adds overflow capacity to an increasingly stretched provincial healthcare system, and provides private alternatives to publicly underserviced healthcare needs.
Ontario's public healthcare cost has grown at a compounded 7.1% rate over the past 10 years, now accounting for approximately $77B in government spending compared to $39B in 2000. This cost explosion is similar for the country as a whole, growing at 7.4% over the same period. The need for practical change to the system is immediate as demand continues to rise.
Governments are increasingly looking to private alternatives to address the growing trade-off between costs vs. service in the public healthcare system. Private services are expanding beyond their traditional place as overflow capacity to relieve wait times. GreeneStone Healthcare is particularly well positioned with a first-mover advantage in mental healthcare – a highly underserviced niche.
The company currently offers its various medical services via three medical clinics. Future plans include establishing partnerships for accelerated growth as well as dual-listing on CNSX. With positive revenue growth and cash flow positive status recently achieved, GreeneStone is methodically extending its vertical expertise in the healthcare industry. Disclaimer
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GreeneStone Healthcare Corp. News:
GreeneStone Implementing 'Build & Buy' Growth Strategy To Capitalize On Huge Opportunity In Behavioral Treatment
GreeneStone Supports the Cause of Mental Health with Charitable Foundation
GreeneStone Muskoka Once Again Featured on Intervention Canada
Genetic Immunity, a wholly owned subsidiary of Power of the Dream Ventures, has inked an agreement with DKFZ (German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany) to develop a DNA-based vaccine for the treatment of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection that causes cervical and other cancers. The companies are addressing a gap in the market between vaccines such as Cervarix and Gardasil, which have no therapeutic effect on HPV-related diseases, and the need for a product to treat diseases or conditions caused by HPV.
“There is a huge unmet medical need for such cancer vaccine, because vaccines we have developed earlier do not provide protection against cancer when used for treatment of existing conditions caused by HPV. Our goal is to provide protection against cancer for patients after the onset of sexual activity, after they might be exposed to HPV,” Dr. Julianna Lisziewicz, CEO of Genetic Immunity stated in the press release.
The Division of Genome Modifications and Carcinogenesis will commence a preclinical research program to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of the DKFZ’s HPV-specific plasmid DNA using Genetic Immunity’s nanomedicine formulation and Langerhans cell-targeting administration technologies.
The newly formed collaboration will use Genetic Immunity’s clinically proven technology, as demonstrated in clinical trials of DermaVir as an immunotherapy for the cure of HIV, in its research. The collaboration will test whether HPV-specific memory T cells induced by Genetic Immunity’s nanomedicine products could protect against cancer after infection has already occurred.
“We found that Genetic Immunity technology is unique to target the vaccine DNA into the nucleus of the Langerhans cells. We believe that it will provide a breakthrough in cancer immunotherapy. We pioneered HPV prophylactic vaccines with new innovations and we would like to expand this tradition to therapeutic setting,” said DKFZ’s Dr. Prof. Gissmann, who will initiate the preclinical research program.
For more information visit www.geneticimmunity.com
Autobytel announced that it has partnered with Polk, a provider of automotive information and marketing solutions, to conduct a case study based on data collected by the two companies. The focus of the study was to determine how Autobytel can best advise its clients on the ways consumers research vehicles and their cross-shopping behavior, among other insights on automotive marketing.
Launched online in 1995, Autobytel is focused on assisting consumers purchase cars online, as well as offering consumer purchase requests and marketing resources to car dealers and manufacturers. Via the company’s flagship website, network of additional automotive websites, and affiliates, Autobytel connects thousands of dealerships with motivated car buyers nationwide.
The study shows OEMs and auto dealers a picture of consumers’ cross-shopping behaviors, including purchase timeframes and new-to-used vehicle shopping patterns. The data collected will show dealers the number of lost sales (as in: consumers who bought a vehicle from another dealership) from the leads delivered to their dealership. Dealers will also be able to see exactly at which point the loss occurred, and the vehicle the auto buyer ultimately chose.
“The conversion data from Polk has proved to be beneficial to us internally as well as for our clients,” said Autobytel Inc. CEO and president, Jeffrey H. Coats. “By analyzing consumer behavior, we are able to better manage and focus our internal lead generation activities. Autobytel dealers and OEM partners benefit not only from our actions, but also by analyzing the data themselves and making changes to their processes.”
“The findings show that product parity has leveled the playing field and consumers are considering brands deeper in the buying funnel,” said Brad Korner, Vice President, Sales and Client Services, Polk Automotive Retail Solutions. “Therefore, OEMs and dealers have the opportunity to implement more strategic marketing approaches for targeting in-market consumers.”
To learn more about Autobytel, visit www.autobytel.com
eLayaway, parent company of payment technology solutions company DivvyTech, has formed a new partnership with Dynamic Signal, a California-based provider of Social Customer Relationship Management (CRM) services, to address various social challenges.
eLayaway is a payment processing technology provider that helps merchants and retailers manage their layaway program. The company currently has more than 110,000 registered members on its Web site and anticipates continued growth in the upcoming quarter. Though it says 29 percent of its site traffic is comprised of first-time visitors, eLayaway has engaged Dynamic Signal to help it take full advantage of the growth opportunities that social networking can provide.
“A recent study conducted by The Pew Research Center reports that over 65 percent of online adults are using social networking sites. The need to have an online presence and influence within the social community is vital,” Sergio Pinon, CEO and founder of eLayaway stated in the press release. “The opportunity to work with a company as innovative and knowledgeable as Dynamic Signal will give eLayaway the ability to leverage growing social networks to further support our continued focus of driving revenues, membership and Web site traffic.”
Per the agreement, Dynamic Signal will deploy its team of social experts to establish and execute a growth plan designed to drive more than 1 million new users to eLayaway’s Web site. Aside from simply increasing site traffic, eLayaway anticipates that the increased visibility will also have a direct impact on the amount of transactions and overall revenue generated.
“Every day we’re seeing more customers come to us asking how we can help them solve their challenges around increasing customer acquisition and drive more meaningful relationships with their members. eLayaway is taking an innovative approach to consumer payment solutions and we’re pleased to help them achieve their vision,” Ed Delfs, CRO of Dynamic Signal stated.
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Capstone Turbine, the planet’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced, low-emission microturbines and the first company to market with commercially viable cleantech microturbine technology, reported reception of an order for 35 of their Capstone C200 and 4 of their C65 liquid fueled systems (7.2MW total) from the Mexican government today.
The systems, which should see installation early next year, will provide environmentally sound energy backbone for a Mexican government facility. The deal confirms the forward momentum of the Mexican energy sector and makes another great case for CPST’s revolutionary technology.
The multi-billion dollar diesel engine market is being hammered by increasingly steep global regulations on emissions and Capstone is there for customers who don’t have access to readily available gaseous fuels, with a technological end run on the problem via their cutting-edge microturbines that can live on diesel, bio diesel, and kerosene while still maintaining a squeaky clean environmental profile. The global diesel generator market has declined in recent years by around 12% to representing 69% of the total market; with the 12% loss to diesel being taken up by gas generators, the gap is clear and widening for CPST’s technology to step in.
Enerxpert, CPST’s distributor and a dominant force in the Central American/Mexican microturbine space, secured the deal and will be on deck for systems deployment, as well as facility support for the next two years. This is a natural role for Mexico City-based Enerxpert’s extensive large-site installation experience that has been accrued doing similar work for government, hospitality, and service sector interests over the years.
CEO of Enerxpert, Jorge Hernandez, underscored the positive indicators from this sizeable order about the momentum of Mexico’s energy market and asserted that the order announced today was seen by Enerxpert (who is tied into the market well enough to know) as being the first of several similar facilities implemented over the next five years or so.
Exec VP of Sales and Makreting for CPST, Jim Crouse, beamed over the growing prevalence of the company’s microturbines among a global clientele looking for the ultimate marriage of low-emissions and rock-solid performance reliability. Crouse commented on how the customer in this case was swapping out their archaic low-performance reciprocating engines and, very impressed by CPST’s installation track record around the world, made the right call to go for high-efficiency diesel-fueled microturbine hardware.
President and CEO of CPST, Darren Jamison, noted the size of the order and a clear shift to the larger C200 and C1000 units from the customer base, citing the 70% of revenue last quarter which stemmed from the company’s “new game changing technology.” Jamison emphasized how Capstone can help customers meet prevailing emissions standards while still delivering robust power to mission-critical infrastructure.
Capstone has shipped some 6,500 systems to date worldwide with millions of documented runtime hours, and as a member of the U.S. EPA’s Combined Heat and Power Partnership, is steadfastly dedicated to helping transform the nation’s energy infrastructure. The LA-headquartered Capstone is also a UL-Certified ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified company.
For more information on Capstone Turbine Corp., please visit the company’s website: www.CapstoneTurbine.com
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