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A Roundup of News from the Small Cap Arena in 2012
The terms "Fiscal Cliff," "Euro Crisis," "Banking Woes" and more saturated the business news headlines in 2012. Amidst all of this, the North American markets continued to go about their business, with investors of all types engaging in small-cap trading in diverse enterprises.
Many companies continue to innovate and grow their businesses throughout all of this economic uncertainty. In fact, a number of them are full speed ahead and looking forward to 2013 with optimism.
Here's a recap of some of the news in the small cap arena in 2012:
National Graphite Corp. (NGRC), a Graphite, Gold, Silver and precious metals exploration enterprise, recently announced that the samples from the production pit (Chedic Graphite Prospect - Nevada) yielded a 25 percent to 40 percent grade - with the potential to yield more than 1,000,000 tons of graphite. The Company's focus is acquiring and developing graphite projects in the fastest growing end use for graphite - the battery segment.
Aeolus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AOLS) is developing a new class of catalytic antioxidant compounds that protects healthy tissue from the damaging effects of radiation. The Company has more than $150M of government funding supporting their development programs.
Portlogic Systems, Inc. (PGSY) announced the formation of a new subsidiary, which will go by the name VOIP 1, Inc. Portlogic Systems is a mobile Internet software developer and kiosk solutions provider for electronic payments, marketing delivery and community communication systems. Nano Labs, Corp. (CTLE) announced that they developed an "intelligent illumination system" for greenhouses. It works with commercial light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to reduce energy consumption and improve processes contributing to the growth of plant life in agricultural greenhouses.
Positron Corp. (POSC) posted their first commercial sale and shipment of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) grade Strontium-82 to a North American pharmaceutical company. Manhattan Isotope Technology (MIT), LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Positron, completed the processing, production and shipment of their API grade strontium-82, which was delivered in early December.
Amarantus BioScience, Inc. (AMBS) is concentrating on developing certain biologics surrounding the intellectual property and proprietary technologies they own to treat and/or diagnose Parkinson's disease, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other human diseases. They own the IP rights to a therapeutic protein known as Mesencephalic-Astrocyte-derived Neurotrophic Factor (MANF).
Duma Energy (DUMA) announced this month that they received additional results from a recent field outcrop study on their concession in northern Namibia. Final lab analyses have indicated significant reservoir porosity and the presence of degraded crude oil. In-house resource estimates at the structural Oponono Prospect range from 235 million (P90) up to a potential 1.1 billion (P10) barrels of oil.
LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. (LVVV) secured broker representation for LiveWire Energy™ chews with Co-Sales Company. Co-Sales will provide LiveWire with product representation in the Arizona, New Mexico and Southern California markets. Co-Sales is the leading independent grocery broker in the Southwestern United States.
Alderon Iron Ore Corp. (AXX) announced in December that they entered into an agreement with Nalcor Energy. Nalcor will perform Stage III engineering and assessment related to providing transmission and electrical plant and services associated with supplying electrical power for Alderon's Kami Project in Labrador, Canada. The Kami Project currently hosts an NI 43-101 Mineral Resource estimate of 1.1 billion tonnes Measured and Indicated at 29.8 percent iron and an additional 277.4 million tonnes Inferred at 29.5 percent iron.
To close out 2012, Massive Dynamics, Inc. (MSSD) announced today that Company management is executing final arrangements to offer a new, innovative WEB 4.0 computing tablet that works on the Google Android operating system. Massive Dynamics' management believes this move will give the Company access to the potential 210 million tablets forecast by Digitimes to be sold in 2013.
With the New Year upon us, investors have an abundance of investment choices for 2013. Of course, proper research and due diligence is still the hallmark of wise investing in any sector. Companies will continue to be creative as they embark on their 2013 business plans. Investors also have the opportunity to plan and be just as creative - to ensure they make wise small-cap investment decisions in the coming year.
Upper Canada Gold Corp. (UCC.V)
Today we are reporting on Upper Canada Gold Corp. (UCC.V), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, Upper Canada Gold Corp is a junior exploration company. They engage in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral resource properties in Canada. Their focus is bulk mineable gold properties. The Company's major shareholders include Opawica Explorations, Inc. (TSX.V: OPW) holding approximately 37 percent of their Common Shares and, the Tomlinson Group, a private infrastructure company in the Ottawa, Ontario region and a hedge fund consulting firm headquartered in Monaco. Upper Canada Gold has their corporate headquarters in Toronto, Ontario.
At present, the Company's current exploration efforts concentrate on the Dingman gold deposit. Upper Canada Gold owns a 100 percent interest in the Dingman Gold Property. The Dingman Property is in southeastern Ontario within the Grenville Province, in the Marmora and Madoc Townships, approximately 55 km north of Belleville, Ontario.
The mining claims covering the Dingman Property underwent staking and recording between November 2004 and September 2006, by Mr. Douglas Baird of Toronto, Ontario, and Mr. Edward Neczkar of Etobicoke, Ontario. In August 2006, Opawica Exploration entered into an option agreement with Mr. Baird and Mr. Neczkar, granting Opawica the right to earn a 100 percent interest in the mineral rights of the Property. In September 2009, the predecessor company of Upper Canada Gold signed a purchase agreement with Opawica whereby Upper Canada Gold acquired the Dingman property in consideration for shares.
In October 2012, further to Upper Canada Gold's news release of January 26, 2012, the Company announced that they agreed with the Vendor of the Pine Tree-Josephine Property to extend the closing date to such date as may be designated by Upper Canada up until April 16, 2013. This represents a three-month extension to the closing date. Upper Canada Gold paid the Vendor USD$40,000 in exchange for this extension. All other terms of the acquisition remain unaffected.
This month, Upper Canada Gold announced some management appointments. Effective immediately, Mr. Martin Shefsky has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Michael Churchill will remain with the Company as President. Moreover, Mr. Thomas Sills resigned as Chief Operating Officer; he will be replaced by Mr. Eric Moeller. Mr. Sills has agreed to remain involved with Upper Canada Gold on a consulting basis.
Upper Canada Gold Corp. (UCC.V), closed Monday's trading session at $0.12, even for the day. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.03/$0.16.
Newport Gold, Inc. (NWPG)
We are highlighting Newport Gold, Inc. (NWPG), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
A pre-exploration stage company, Newport Gold, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral and energy properties. Incorporated on July 16, 2003 in the State of Nevada, the Company has one wholly owned Canadian subsidiary, 2038052 Ontario, Inc. Newport Gold primarily explores for gold, silver, and copper properties. The Company is based in Mississauga, Ontario.
The Newport Gold Board of Directors consists of highly experienced individuals. Combined, they have more than 150 years of experience in the geologic, legal and accounting fields and a record of accomplishment of a number of discoveries to their credit. Mr. Derek Bartlett B.Sc (Geology) is President, CEO, and Director of Newport Gold. He has 45 years of experience as V.P. of Exploration and is the former VP of Exploration of New Jersey Zinc.
Newport Gold principally holds interests in the The Burnt Basin property. This property consists of 10 mineral claims (47 units) that the Company acquired. The Burnt Basin property is centered approximately 25 kilometers northeast of Grand Forks, B.C. It is approximately 30 kilometers west of Trail, in the Greenwood Mining District of British Columbia. The Burnt Basin property is an exploration stage prospect, without known reserves; it is within the highly mineralized Boundary District. The property covers an area of 1,694 hectares.
The Company acquired the Burnt Basin property primarily as a gold exploration project. The property has potential for gold (+/- copper, lead, zinc) skarn and/or gold-bearing volcanogenic magnetite-sulfide deposits. A very large number of mineral occurrences occur on the Burnt Basin property. Most of these have seen only minimal recent exploration.
One of the most prospective gold exploration targets on the Burnt Basin property is the Molly Gibson. In October 2011, a sampling program on the Molly Gibson gold zone of the Burnt Basin property took place, in which 68 samples were taken and 29 assayed. The Company's proposed program is exploratory in nature.
On May 25, 2012, Newport Gold, in a Press Release, announced that they confirmed the presence of high-grade gold mineralization at the Molly Gibson Mine at their 100 percent owned Burnt Basin Property.
Newport Gold, Inc. (NWPG), closed Monday's trading session at $0.028, even for the day. The average volume for the last 60 days is 18,185 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.005/$0.10.
Ardent Mines Ltd. (ADNT)
StreetAuthority Financial, Investors Alley, AllPennyStocks, Serious Traders, Penny Stock Bets, FeedBlitz, and M2 Communications reported earlier on Ardent Mines Ltd. (ADNT), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Trading on the OTCQB, Ardent Mines Ltd. engages in the acquisition and exploration of mining properties. Their most significant achievement to date has been their acquisition of Gold Hills Mining Ltda. An exploration stage enterprise, Ardent Mines involves in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mining properties in Brazil. The Company explores for gold, silver, copper, and by-products. Incorporated in the State of Nevada on July 27, 2000, Ardent Mines has their headquarters in New York, NY. The Company also has a field office in Brasilia.
Ardent Mines owns mineral rights on two premier properties. The 100 percent owned Gold Hills (Serra do Ouro) Project is in Itapetim County, State of Pernambuco, Brazil and is host to a deposit with an estimated reserve of up to 1.4 million ounces of gold. The Misty Hills (Serra do Sereno) Project is located in the State of Para, 20 km south from Serra Pelada - one of the highest grade gold and platinum group metals deposits in the world. The Company will focus on the exploration and development of these two properties.
The Serra do Ouro project consists of mineral rights on a property of 3,500 hectares located in Northeastern Brazil. The highlight is a highly mineralized vein of 14 kilometers in length, with gold concentrations of more than 10 gr/MT and an average tenor estimated in 3 - 6 gr/MT. Gold Hills (Serra do Ouro) Mines, Ltda. secured mineral rights on the entire property. They conducted geochemical and geophysical work, which reveals that, in addition to the main vein, the area has ancillary veins parallel to the main vein that significantly increases the potential of the property.
On August 16, 2012, Ardent announced that they contracted Drilrent Ltd., a Brazilian-based company, to begin an exploratory drilling campaign at Gold Hills. The anticipation is that the drilling program will cost approximately $700,000. Ardent's subsidiary Gold Hills Mining received a definitive exploration permit from the Ministry of Mines and Energy allowing the Company to start their exploration program.
Concerning the Misty Hills (Serra do Sereno) Project, it is in the Carajas Mineral Province, known globally as a distinct geologic region, hosting Brazil's largest known iron, copper and gold deposits. Ardent Mines acquired 70 percent interest from a local Cooperative of Miners with an option for the remaining rights after the initial exploration. Ardent Mines plans to commence the initial exploration campaign at Misty Hills as soon as they can obtain financing for the project. The Company has agreed, under an Option Agreement, to expend a minimum of $5,000,000 in the exploration of the applicable mining rights area. They expect that the initial campaign will cost between $5,000,000 and $10,000,000.
Ardent Mines Ltd. (ADNT), closed Monday's trading session at $0.0401, up 0.25%, on 47,144 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 82,875 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.03/$0.99.
Oryon Technologies, Inc. (ORYN)
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Trading on the OTC Market's OTCQB, Oryon Technologies, Inc. is a research and development (R&D), and applications engineering company. The Company is a developer and manufacturer of the innovative next-generation, flexible, crushable, water resistant and wearable lighting technology known as ELastoLite®. Oryon Technologies acquired the initial elastomeric electroluminescent lighting technology patents and intellectual property in 2002. Oryon has their corporate headquarters in Addison, Texas.
Oryon has developed multiple patents relating to electroluminescent (EL) lighting (trademarked as the aforementioned ELastoLite®). ELastoLite® enables thin, flexible, crushable, water-resistant lighting systems to undergo incorporation into multiple applications. These include safety apparel, sporting goods, consumer goods and membrane switches, among others. The Company's target textile market includes outerwear, industrial safety, municipal safety, military, athletic apparel, men's, women's and children's clothing, shoes and gear.
ELastoLite® is, in essence, a cutting-edge next generation electroluminescent lamp. It is a three-dimensional, elastomeric, membranous Polymer Thick Film (PTF). In addition, it is printed directly on almost any surface and is a polyurethane ink structure. Light is printed only where needed, which minimizes wasted material. In fact, ELastoLite® lit the costumes in the Disney film "Tron Legacy".
The Company is focusing initially on developing solutions for the textile, apparel (specifically sports and safety), and membrane switches industries. This is where their technology has already undergone deployment and achieved market acceptance. Oryon's technologies are heavily patented; this creates significant "barriers to entry" for potential competitors. More than 55 patents issued or pending around the world protect the technologies.
One of Oryon Technologies' early successes in commercializing their Intellectual Property (IP) was licensing the use of the technology in cell phone key pads. This led to the back lighting of the key pad in the Motorola RAZR. ELastoLite® has been featured in apparel products sold by Nike, Lands' End and Marmot Mountain Ltd.
Oryon Technologies, Inc. (ORYN), closed Monday's trading session at $0.19, up 18.75%, on 62,850 volume with 31 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 214,010 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.13/$1.33.
W2 Energy, Inc. (WTWO)
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W2 Energy, Inc. develops renewable energy technologies and applies it to new generation power systems. The Company owns a large technology portfolio of patents and knowledge that has undergone extensive validation and that's ready for commercial production. W2 Energy has a 30,000 square foot facility on seven acres of land in Guelph, Ontario.
The Company's plasma assisted biomass to energy plants utilize state of the art technologies to produce green energy - both fuel (sulfur free diesel) and electricity at the most efficient cost in capital investment and production per/barrel, per/Megawatt. W2 Energy's solutions include Syngas Production (The NT Plasmatron) and Electricity Production (The SteamRay high-efficiency rotary engine).
The W2 Small Energy Generating System includes Liquid Fuel Production (The MultiFuel Gas-to-Liquid Reactor), Waste Remediation, and Carbon Gas and Pollution Sequestration (The SunFilter Algae Reactor).
In November, W2 Energy announced the signing of a Joint Venture (JV) Agreement between W2 Energy, their European JV partner W2H Luxembourg Holdings SA and Malaysian based Ecobound SDN BHD. The Joint Venture calls for the finance, development and implementation of W2H and W2 Energy technologies and products. An initial order for $500,000 was placed and invoiced through a signed Purchase Agreement. The initial order includes seven 600 HP prototype Steam Ray Rotary Combustion Engines and a CWS demo unit consisting of a 1500 kg/hour Grinder Module, NT Plasmatron Module, Syngas Processing Module and a 300 kw Generation Module.
Earlier this month, W2 Energy announced the installation of their coal slurry processor for their plant located in Guelph. The Company's latest addition is a 1.5 ton per hour coal slurry processor. The intent of the processor is to generate immediate revenue through producing coal slurries as a substitute for No. 6 fuel oil (commonly known as Bunker Fuel).
W2 Energy's coal slurries can be directly used in boilers that use bunker fuel as feedstock at a fraction of the cost of No. 6 fuel oil. The processor will also be able to produce coal fuels that are replacements for No. 2 fuel oil or "heating oil" and a group of other products.
W2 Energy, Inc. (WTWO), closed Monday's trading session at $0.0009, down 10.00%, on 11,424,989 volume with 11 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 9,214,224 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0008/$0.025.
Automodular Corp. (AM.TO)
SmallCapVoice reported previously on Automodular Corp. (AM.TO), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Automodular Corp. is a supplier of sub-assembly, sequencing and transportation services to the automotive industry - Ford Motor Company's Oakville, Ontario Assembly Plant - and the renewable energy industry - Vestas Nacelles A/S. Automodular manufactures complex sub-assemblies such as cockpits, suspension units and power packs. The Company has their corporate headquarters in Ajax, Ontario. Automodular's shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
The Company offers a variety of sequenced sub-assembled modules, such as an instrument panel, power pack, and rear suspension; front corner and front center suspensions; front strut and bolsters; and cockpits. Automodular also provides transportation and logistics services. Furthermore, they involve in warehousing and sub-assembly of wind turbine components for the renewable energy industry.
All of the Company's business is contract business. Automodular bids on contracts by Tier 1 companies or by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). These contracts are subsequently awarded before the launch of the vehicle. Contracts are usually for periods from three to five years. Automodular sub-assembles some of the more complex parts of vehicles, delivering them to OEMs where they undergo assembly into the final vehicle.
In June of this year, Automodular celebrated the official opening of their new assembly facility dedicated to the renewable energy industry. The facility will service the Company's 2012 agreement with Vestas Nacelles A/S to sub-assemble certain wind turbine components. Vestas is a subsidiary of the publicly traded Danish company Vestas Wind Systems A/S. At the peak of the contract, the facility will employ approximately 40 personnel. The work undertaken at the facility will help Vestas Nacelles meet the Domestic Content Requirements under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff Program.
In November 2012, Automodular reported net earnings of $4.2 million or $0.21 per share for the three months ended September 30, 2012. This is in comparison to $2.3 million or $0.12 per share for the same three-month period ended September 30, 2011. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, the Company reported net earnings of $12.3 million and $8.4 million or $0.61 and $0.42 per share, respectively.
Automodular Corp. (AM.TO), closed Monday's trading session at $2.03, up 0.50%, on 35,209 volume. The stock's 52-week low/high is $1.52/$3.07.
National Holdings Corp. (NHLD)
OTCPicks reported earlier on National Holdings Corp. (NHLD), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
National Holdings Corp. is a leading Independent Advisor and Broker services company based in New York, New York. They are a holding company for National Securities Corporation, vFinance Investments, Inc., EquityStation, Inc., National Asset Management, Inc., and National Insurance Corporation. Founded in 1947, National Holdings lists on the OTC Bulletin Board. The Company has more than 1,000 independent advisors, brokers, traders, sales associates and support personnel.
The Company offers retail brokerage services to retail, high net worth, and institutional clients; and investment banking, merger, acquisition, and advisory services to micro, small and mid-cap high growth companies. In addition, they engage in trading securities, including making markets in micro and small cap stocks, and providing liquidity in the United States Treasury marketplace.
National Holdings offers investment products and services, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, insurance, and managed money accounts. Furthermore, they provide fixed insurance products, such as life insurance, disability insurance, long-term care insurance, as well as fixed annuities.
National Securities, vFinance and EquityStation are broker-dealers registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); they are members of FINRA and SIPC. National Securities and vFinance are also members of the NFA. National Asset Management is a federally registered investment adviser. National Insurance provides a complete spectrum of fixed insurance products to their clients.
Today, National Holdings reported financial results for their fiscal year ended September 30, 2012. Total revenues for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012 were $118,648,000 as compared to $126,521,000 for the same period in 2011, a decrease of $7,873,000, or 6 percent.
They reported a net loss of $1,937,000 for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012, in comparison to a net loss of $4,713,000 for the fiscal year ended 2011. The net loss attributable to common stockholders for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012 was $2,030,000, or a loss of $0.08 per common share, in comparison to a net loss attributable to common stockholders for the fiscal year ended 2011 of $5,127,000 or $0.18 per common share.
National Holdings Corp. (NHLD), closed Monday's trading session at $0.16, up 18.52%, on 20,426 volume with 10 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 2,339 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.12/$0.45.
Bergamo Acquisition Corp. (BGMO)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Bergamo Acquisition Corp. (BGMO). Today, Bergamo Acquisition Corp. closed trading at $0.0279, up 21.30%, on 202,112 volume with 17 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 334,627, and its 52-week low/high is $0.01/$0.07.
Bergamo Acquisition Corp. (BGMO) is a global investor targeting a diversified portfolio of large corporate and middle-market companies for sole acquisition and co-investment alongside other sophisticated investors such as private equity funds, hedge funds, investment banks, and other institutions. The company has engaged investments in financial instruments and companies worldwide.
Alternative energy is a key focus of the company. Bergamo Acquisition has developed solar generators for cell phone towers, solar generators for home and industry applications, and solar operated tube well water pumping systems to meet the vast needs of emerging markets. The company’s turnkey solutions help developers, utilities, water districts, power plant owners, and industrial customers diversify their existing generation portfolio.
Bergamo Acquisition executes energy projects from concept through completion, offering design, construction management, and facility maintenance services. Together with pre-designed and packaged Balance of Plant and standardized Power Plant Control Modules, the company enables rapid project commissioning and provides an optimum balance between capital cost, plant performance, and operational and maintenance expenses.
The company’s technical team has been working with government officials, manufactures, and importers in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to introduce its state-of-the-art technology. Investable funds are already in place to pursue investment opportunities in these and other countries. Bergamo Acquisition relies on its extensive network within the global institutional investment and banking industries to source the best opportunities. Disclaimer
Bergamo Acquisition Corp. Company Blog
Bergamo Acquisition Corp. News:
Bergamo Acquisition Achieves Current Information Status on OTC Markets
Bergamo Acquisition’s CEO Does Radio Interview - Provides Update
Bergamo Acquisition Updates Financials
GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV). Today, GlobalWise Investments, Inc. closed trading at $0.35, up 16.67%, on 1,790 volume with 2 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 10,332, and its 52-week low/high is $0.18/$1.87.
GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV), via wholly-owned subsidiary Intellinetics, Inc., is a leading-edge technology company focused on Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions for the digital age. The ECM industry continues to grow rapidly as a result of unrestricted proliferation of digital content within today's business environment. Leveraging its proprietary cloud-based computing software, GlobalWise is poised to capture a significant market share of this burgeoning industry.
GlobalWise's ECM service is delivered to customers via five unique delivery models which cover the spectrum of business needs: Cloud/Saas (Software as a Service), Hardware Vendor Integrated Service, Software Vendor Integrated Service, Premise (Client-Server), Hybrid (Premise & Cloud/Saas).This diversity gives advanced security & privacy features with an on-demand structure needed for large Tier 3 and Tier 4 businesses that are currently underserved by the market.
The Intellinetics platform defines a new industry benchmark and game-changing approach by combining advanced virtualization & automated content management with an open and service-oriented architecture using web services. The company provides strategies, tactics, and technologies used to manage paper and digital assets from capture to long-term archive, without the need for manual processes conducted by a full time employee.
GlobalWise's management boasts a combined total of over 60 years in ECM leadership and industry experience. The ECM industry is expected to exceed $5.1 billion by 2013 with Gartner predicting a compound annual growth rate of 9.5%. IBM Market Insights predicts adoption of cloud computing to grow by 26% CAGR between 2010 through 2013. Leveraging management and key department heads, Intellinetics has a strong foundation from which to capture significant market share within the lucrative $149 billion Business Software & Services industry. Disclaimer
GlobalWise Investments Company Blog
GlobalWise Investments News:
GlobalWise Announces Board Changes
GlobalWise Channel Partner Sycle.net Continues to Deliver New Clients
GlobalWise Reports Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results and Provides Revised Fiscal 2012 Guidance
VIASPACE, Inc. (VSPC)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight VIASPACE, Inc. (VSPC). Today, VIASPACE, Inc. closed trading at $0.012, up 9.09%, on 380,300 volume with 8 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 1,515,871, and its 52-week low/high is $0.0013/$0.015.
VIASPACE, Inc. (VSPC) is focused on growing renewable Giant King™ Grass as a low-carbon fuel for clean electricity generation and environmentally friendly energy pellets, as well as a feedstock for bio-methane production, green cellulosic biofuels, biochemical, and biomaterials. A high-yield, low-cost feedstock, Giant King Grass meets the cost targets of green energy applications while maintaining a carbon neutral profile.
The highest yielding biomass crop in the world, Giant King Grass can grow in a variety of soil conditions and does not compete with food crops. Once Giant King Grass is established, it can be harvested at 3-5 feet tall every 45 to 60 days or at 14 feet tall twice a year. This incredibly high rate of growth provides a continual supply of biomass year-round, enabling strategically located power plants to operate 24 hours a day regardless of the current season.
VIASPACE provides Giant King™ Grass seedlings and technical expertise to qualified projects. The company also plans to serve as a project developer or co-developer for power plant or pellet mill projects, together with local partners that have land and require electricity, heat, pellets, biogas, or biofuels. VIASPACE and its partners are capable of delivering an integrated Giant King Grass plantation and biomass power plant project in just 24 months.
The excellent energy characteristics of Giant King Grass and its ability to be harvested multiple times each year enable and energy output yield that is much higher than other crops . This superior feedstock offers material productivity benefits at remarkable costs for energy production, biofuels, and biomaterials. Giant King Grass is currently being grown in the United States, Virgin Islands, China, and other areas. Disclaimer
VIASPACE, Inc. Company Blog
VIASPACE, Inc. News:
St. Croix Giant King Grass-Fueled Electric Power Plant Design Approved by Public Services Commission
VIASPACE Chairman Interviews With WallStreetReporter and Provides Commentary
VIASPACE Giant King™ Grass Featured in Front-Page Story in St. Croix Newspaper
TNI BioTech, Inc. (TNIB)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight TNI BioTech, Inc. (TNIB). Today, TNI BioTech, Inc. closed trading at $8.02, up 0.12%, on 41,085 volume with 104 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 34,641, 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
TNI BioTech, Inc. Company Blog
TNI BioTech, Inc. News:
Umbrella Research Initiates Coverage on TNI BioTech
TNI BioTech, Inc. Signs Exclusive Distributor Agreement for Federal Republic of Nigeria with G-Ex Technologies/St. Maris Pharma & GB Pharma Holdings LLC
TNI BioTech Inc., and Hubei Qianjiang Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., Announce Venture Partnership for the Development of New Drug for Cancer Therapies
It’s a sad fact that hundreds of millions of people around the world do not have regular access to the fundamental requirements of a healthy life, such as clean water or basic electrical power. Every year millions of people, many of them children, perish as the result of water related diseases, almost all of them in developing nations. To make matters worse, millions of people are added to cities in these countries every year, cities that do not even have the utilities to support their existing inhabitants. World population is projected to top 8 billion over the next 20 years, with almost all of that growth occurring in developing countries.
Electrical power is a key factor in securing and distributing a dependable supply of clean drinking water. In the past, there were few options for generating such power without the construction of traditional centralized power plants, but conventional power generation is costly, requiring significant investments in plants, transmission networks, and logistics infrastructure. In addition, fossil fueled plants pose environmental threats that few developing countries are willing to accept. Today, however, new technologies make alternative energy a viable choice.
Bergamo’s long term goal is to be the leading supplier of renewable electricity and clean drinking water to millions of people inhabiting urban and rural areas across the globe. Through Bergamo Acquisition’s subsidiary in Florida, Bergamo Energy, the company’s engineers have developed solar generators for home and industry applications, as well as solar operated tube well water pumping systems, to meet the vast energy needs of emerging markets. For example, the economically advanced 5 MW Hybrid Solar Thermal Power Plant is designed to produce more than 40 GWh of base load power with an oversized solar field yielding a 25% capacity factor, and, when operational, is designed to provide power for up to 20,000 average homes. Such plants have advantages over photovoltaics in terms of their fuel flexibility and longevity. Each 5 MW CSP plant can also provide up to 250,000 gallons daily of potable water from a brackish or seawater source in conjunction with electricity generation, and only 30 acres of land is required to install 5 MW power plants.
For additional information, visit the Bergamo website at www.BergamoCorp.com
When Cardium Therapeutics recently acquired To Go Brands, a San Diego based nutraceuticals developer, it was a major expansion of Cardium’s original Medpodium nutraceutical line, and reflective of the company’s support for the nutraceutical side of their business. Cardium, known for its developments in the area of regenerative medicine, is also becoming a growing player in the area of wellness and disease prevention. To Go Brand products cover a range of weight-loss and energy markets for active professionals, but also include the following offerings designed to promote basic nutritional health:
• Healthy Belly is a probiotic digestive mix of live “friendly” bacteria that are beneficial when consumed daily for maintaining digestive balance. For hundreds of years dairy foods containing live cultures have been touted as having beneficial digestive and intestinal properties. Now increasing numbers of health-conscious people are seeking more convenient ways to add the benefits of probiotics to their diets. Each packet contains natural probiotic cultures plus fiber that can help regulate the digestive system.
• Go Greens Super Fruits & Veggies is packed with more than 15 organic fruits and veggies to provide an antioxidant powder equivalent to 6 servings of fruits and vegetables, and with a great taste. One serving of Go Greens has an Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) value of 4000. As a comparison, a serving of broccoli has an ORAC value of 700.
• Omega To Go provides 100 mg of Vegetarian Omega in an orange dreamsicle flavor, is packed with antioxidants from Vitamins A, C, E, and D, and is a good source of fiber for healthy digestion. It also contains life’sDH™, one of the only vegetarian sources of DHA on the market today. Unlike oils derived from fish that may be high in ocean-borne contaminants, life’sDH™ comes from eco-friendly, sustainable algae. Fish actually get their high DHA content by eating algae, and life’sDH™ simply eliminates the “middle fish.”
For additional information, visit www.CardiumTHX.com and www.ToGoBrands.com
One of the things investors look for in a company is the quality of the management team and the alignment of the team’s personal interests with those of the company’s shareholders. Do key executives have a direct personal interest in the company, or is their involvement strictly professional? The Guitammer Company answered that question with their recent Form 4 filings with the SEC.
CEO Mark Luden received no increase in pay this past year (or in prior years), but was instead compensated with options for 3 million shares at an exercise price of $0.25 per share. It was compensation based largely upon a number of important accomplishments, including obtaining a patent for the company’s pioneering BK Live! technology, and taking the company public via a Form 10, as well as successfully raising money and converting debt. It shows clearly the intent of management and the Board to keep cash in the company, to speed development, and to incentivize management to achieve company goals.
Such an approach demonstrates management’s belief in the company’s revolutionary technology. The Guitammer Company, based in Ohio, is in the process of changing the way people watch sports and other broadcast entertainment, and believes it has the best platform and broadcast technology to allow users to actually feel live action sports and other events, revolutionizing the viewing experience much like Dolby has done with their patents on surround sound or TiVo has done with television viewing.
The Guitammer Company is a leader in low frequency sound products and technology, with award-winning innovations, through their ButtKicker brand, that let users feel low-frequency sound in ways never before possible. The frequencies they work with are below the audible level, so the user doesn’t hear the sound, but actually feels it. As a result, users are immersed in the sound-feeling experience, whether at home or elsewhere, without having to worry about excessive volume that could annoy others or even damage hearing. Their products are now used around the world by such entertainment and theater companies as AMC, IMAX, and Disney, and by world famous musicians, as well as with in-home theaters and advanced car audio systems.
For more information, visit www.Guitammer.com
International Stem Cell Corp. reported some ground-breaking news recently, showcasing the progress the company has made towards clinical-grade, applied stem cell therapy, with the announcement that the R&D team has successfully created the first human, clinical-grade stem cell lines able to immune-match millions of people and thus sharply reduce rejection by the individual’s immune system.
This revolutionary breakthrough is an extension of ISCO’s established research-grade parthenogenetic stem cell (hpSC) technology, proprietarily engineered and designed from the ground up to align perfectly with FDA regulations, as well as the Good Tissue Practice (GTP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards they helped create to ensure quality control for the clinical space. These new lines have been validated as HLA coding region-homozygous (simple gene profile in the areas which code for immune rejection) by independent third party testing, a feature which not only gives them a distinct clinical advantage due to patient-specific immune matching capability (huge reduction in rejection by the host immune system), but also further clearly sets the technology apart from embryonic stem cells.
An immune type contained within the company’s existing hpSC lines affords potential to immune-match some 70M people and is the most common type in the entire Caucasian populace. Development of clinical grade lines from this rock-solid foundation is now enabling ISCO to transcend previous limitations and initiate U.S. clinical trials. Think about the impact of ISCO being able to supply the global medical community with a nearly limitless supply of viable, FDA-compliant stem cells which have this immune-matching capability, the upside to patients alone is enough to make headlines.
CEO of ISCO and Co-Chairman of the Board, Andrey Semechkin, PhD, was boldly confident about the success rate of the new stem cell lines to immune-match millions (the core technology is proven after all) and underscored how the GMP compliance opens access to a massive network of clinical pipelines. Safe, feature-rich cell and tissue development from this incredible technology platform should tear down several walls in the clinical arena, as the promise of commercial therapies from pluripotent human stem cells (from unfertilized eggs) now appears well within striking distance.
Being able to generate such highly-functional therapeutic cells, as well as downstream cell-based therapeutic research and cosmetic products (for the company’s Lifeline Cell Technology and Lifeline Skin Care subsidiaries), puts ISCO in an extremely favorable position as this milestone breaks. Something detailed by Exec. VP of ISCO, Simon Craw, PhD., who went on to elaborate how the significance of this platform technology’s development cannot be underestimated, both for the life science/medical community and for shareholders as well. Dr. Craw called it a critical milestone for ISCO on the road to becoming a clinical stage company and reaffirmed how the development shores up ISCO’s broader leadership position in the stem cell technology field.
This new immune-matching marvel will add to the company’s already impressive Stem Cell Bank, which is emerging as the first ever collection framework of non-embryonic, histocompatible human stem cells for the life science industry’s most advanced work. We have here, in this technology, a framework to test therapies and from which to engineer them, that stands to change the face of medicine itself. This is one of the final hurdles to clear before the biotech company ISCO goes supernova and it will be quite interesting to see how clinical development advances in the coming months.
The potential impact for severe degenerative diseases of the eye, nervous system, and liver, where this technology has already proven itself clinically, but was not viable due to an inability to provide comprehensive immune-matching, is immense and the entire area now opens up like a vast new frontier. ISCO is already geared up to pioneer that land and has set out to stake claim to a lucrative, untrammeled territory, whose mastery should translate directly into substantial shareholder growth over the long-term.
For more information on International Stem Cell Corp., visit www.InternationalStemCell.com
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