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Blue Sphere Corp. (BLSP)

Blue Sphere Corp., an Emission Reduction Project Integrator, focuses on the cleantech sector. The company develops projects for greenhouse gas emission reduction and renewable energy production. Blue Sphere aims to become a key player in the global carbon reduction market, helping enterprises with high pollution emissions achieve their green goals. The company trades on the OTCBB.

Global warming’s negative effects to the environment and the world’s population has compelled government agencies to create regulations that mandate polluting businesses to take responsibility for their greenhouse gas emissions. Blue Sphere, as an Emission Reduction Project Developer, provides the solutions necessary for businesses to solve their emission problems.

The company believes future movements on the market for carbon credits will have a significant impact on its revenues. In fact, New Energy predicts that the global carbon market will be worth $122 billion. By 2020, it has forecasted the market will be worth an astounding $1.9 trillion.  Blue Sphere is moving to capitalize on this growing market, identifying emissions with high conversion potential and determining the best technology for conversion.

In most recent news, the company announced that it has signed contracts with two landfills in Ukraine to burn waste methane gas. The projects involve the construction and operation of a flaring system and the preparation of a feasibility study on whether power generation facilities may be commercially feasible. Such a power generation system would be designed to capture and convert methane gas into a usable energy source from the two landfills in Ukraine.

One of the landfills is located near the capital Kiev and the other one is in east Ukraine, near an urban and industrial center. The total estimated Certified Emission Reductions (CER) for the lifespan of the two landfills, 13 years, in Ukraine is 1,050,000. Of this amount, Blue Sphere expects to net 855,000 CERs. It is anticipated that the projects will operate at a loss for the first two years, after which higher CER prices and greater CER volume would render the project profitable.

Shlomi Palas, CEO of Blue Sphere Corporate, commented on the contracts saying, “This is another milestone for Blue Sphere. We are extremely pleased that we are able to announce the completion of three contracts this week, a nitrous oxide plant in Uzbekistan and two landfills in Ukraine. We have made significant progress signing these contracts and we look forward to updating our stakeholders with more information.”

In earlier news, the company also signed a contract with a Nitric Acid plant for the removal of nitrous Oxide (“N2O”), a greenhouse gas accounting for around 6% of the heating effect of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. A new study suggests that N2O emission is currently the single most important ozone-depleting substance (ODS) emission and is expected to remain the largest throughout the 21st century.

This project involves the purchase and installation of a precious metal catalyst in the plant in Uzbekistan.  The production of nitric acid gives off N2O, an unwanted by-product, which is currently being vented into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming.  The introduction of a catalyst in the production process will destroy approximately 80% of the N2O. The Kyoto Protocol provides an approved methodology pursuant to which the party that is responsible for abating the N2O is eligible to obtain 310 carbon credits for each ton of N2O abated.

Blue Sphere Corp. (BLSP) closed today at $1.25, up 16.82%, on 615,701 traded shares.

TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. (TOMZ)

TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. is focused on providing environmental services that use UV ozone, activated hydrogen peroxide and UVGI-Filtration to achieve a safe and healthy indoor environment. The company’s equipment will treat and protect homeland security issues that involve infectious disease control. Compared to other existing methods of air remediation and purification, TOMI systems produce byproduct-free ozone and activated hydrogen peroxide mist with a high degree of safety and industry expertise.

According to the American Medical Association (AMA), half of all illnesses may be caused or aggravated by poor indoor air quality. Recognizing this, TOMI’s mission is to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to live, work and play in a healthy indoor environment. To achieve this, the company is diligently working to educate the public about how to achieve excellent indoor air quality and its many health benefits. TOMI offers a unique suite of environmental products and services dedicated to helping consumers and organizations achieve this.

The company’s technology is deployed only by highly trained and certified technicians trained in the proper use of its products. Equipped with advanced technology, their technicians or industrial hygienists assess the air quality of commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, homes, offices, or vehicles and provide the solutions needed to eliminate allergens, asthma triggers, pathogens and contaminates.

Today, TOMI announced that it has teamed up with Taycor Financial, a premier equipment financing company with offices in Los Angeles and Boston. Clients will now be able to purchase or lease the company’s state of the art air remediation and infectious disease control products with 100% financing. CEO Dr. Halden Shane stated, “It's all about personal service. We want clients to look at us as long term partners in their success. We will go the extra mile with TOMIES in order for that to happen."

In other recent news, TOMI announced that it has put into distribution an Ultra-D Directional Mist Adaptor, a 15 foot length hose for the company’s Room Fogger Mark IV unit. Clamping easily to the fogger exhaust port, the adaptor is expected to be a game changer in the remediation and infectious disease control arena.

Dr. Halden Shane, CEO of TOMI, commented, "We are ecstatic at TOMIES to bring this accessory out of development. Using this handheld directional hose, target locations will receive a 6 log bacterial level disinfection with an average of 2-4 micron size droplets, assuring virtually no wetting, will be ideal for keyboards, desktops and other open air disinfection applications. Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required by the operator. This puts our fogger into a league of its own in the control and disinfection of indoor environments and surfaces.”

TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. (TOMZ) closed today at $0.40, up 60%, on 7,600 traded shares. The stock’s 3-month daily average is 6,642 traded shares.

UMB Financial Corporation (UMBF)

Today we are highlighting UMB Financial Corporation (UMBF), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

UMB Financial Corporation is a financial services holding company. With headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, they offer complete banking, asset management, health spending solutions and related financial services. They offer these to individual and business customers across the country. UMB Financial Corporation trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

The Company's banking subsidiaries own and operate 135 banking centers throughout Missouri, Illinois, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Arizona. Subsidiaries of the holding company and the lead bank, UMB Bank, n.a., include mutual fund and alternative investment services groups, single-purpose companies that deal with brokerage services and insurance, and a registered investment advisor that manages the Company's proprietary mutual funds and investment advisory accounts for institutional customers.

In early February 2010, UMB Fund Services, Inc., a division of UMB Financial Corporation, announced that their multiple-series trust, the Investment Managers Series Trust (IMST), gained nine new clients and 10 new funds during a seven-month period, more than tripling their size. As of the launch of the new funds, the trust, started in November 2007, will comprise 14 funds.

In addition, last month, UMB Fund Services, Inc. and Mutual Fund Administration Corporation welcomed the W.P. Stewart & Co. Growth Fund to the Investment Managers Series Trust (IMST). The W.P. Stewart & Co. Growth Fund officially became a part of the IMST in December 2009. Mutual Fund Administration Corporation (MFAC) is a mutual fund administration services company specializing in fund formation and administration services.

UMB Fund Services, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, offers a complete line of products and services to the fund industry. This includes administration and fund accounting, alternative investment services, investor services and transfer agency, marketing and distribution, custody and cash management. They currently serve more than 160 clients with combined assets of more than $160 billion.

Recently, UMB Bank, n.a., the lead banking subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation announced that they promoted K.C. Mathews to Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer (CIO). Mr. Mathews has spent the past eight years at UMB serving as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Portfolio Management.

UMB Financial Corporation (UMBF) closed Wednesday's session at $41.37, down 1.41%, on 147,408 traded shares.

MIND C.T.I., Ltd. (MNDO)

SmallCapInvestor.com reported earlier on MIND C.T.I., Ltd. (MNDO), and we choose to highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Founded in 1995, MIND C.T.I., Ltd. is a leading provider of convergent end-to-end billing and customer care product based solutions for service providers as well as telecom expense management (call accounting) solutions. Trading on the NASDAQ Global Market, the Company provides a complete range of billing applications for any business model (license, managed service or complete outsourced billing service) for Wireless, Wireline, VoIP and Quad-play carriers in more than 40 countries. MIND C.T.I., Ltd. has their corporate headquarters in Yoqneam, Israel. The Company also has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, and Romania.

MIND C.T.I., Ltd. delivers a complete solution that suits carrier specific needs, across any line of business. This includes voice, data, content, and video; fixed, mobile, cable, and satellite, as well as prepaid and post-paid. The Company's solutions for service providers enable telecom operators to rapidly deploy services, and support automated business processes and sophisticated business models.
For Call Accounting, MIND offers advanced call management systems used by organizations for call accounting, traffic analysis and fraud detection. The Company's enterprise solutions enable organizations of any size to monitor and manage their telecom costs, increase employees' productivity and detect misuse and fraud for both traditional voice and IP telephony.

On March 15, 2010, MIND C.T.I. Ltd. announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009. Financial highlights of Quarter 4 2009 include Revenues of $5.0 million, compared with $4.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2008. They also include a GAAP net income of $1.1 million or $0.06 per share, compared with GAAP net loss of $3.2 million or $0.15 per share in the fourth quarter of 2008.

For Quarter 4 2009, Sales in the Americas represented 53.5 percent and sales in Europe represented 37.5 percent of total revenue. Revenue from the Company's customer care and billing software totaled $4.43 million. Revenue from their enterprise call accounting software was $539,000. Revenue from licenses was $2.0 million, or 39.7 percent and $3.0 million, or 60.3 percent from maintenance and additional services.

Today, MIND C.T.I., Ltd. (MNDO) closed trading at $1.68, down 1.18%, on 58,589 traded shares.

Synutra International Inc. (SYUT)

We are highlighting Synutra International Inc. (SYUT), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Synutra International, Inc., through their subsidiaries, engages in the production, processing, packaging, marketing, and sale of dairy-based nutritional products primarily in China. The Company sells their products through a sale and distribution network covering approximately 30 provinces and provincial-level municipalities in China. Synutra International Inc. trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, and they have their corporate headquarters in Rockville, Maryland.

The Company is one of the major domestic producers of baby formula in China. The Company's strategy is to produce the highest quality products and maintain high-level quality and product safety. They also work to support product development with the most advanced nutritional science. In addition, they look to enhance market penetration. They work to add to the scope and effectiveness of their nationwide distribution and sales network.

Synutra International Inc. offers powdered infant and adult formula products for adults and children. They do this under the Super, U-Smart, and Mingshan brand names. They offer prepared baby food and nutritional snacks for babies and children under the Huiliduo brand name. In addition, the Company offers nutritional ingredients and supplements, such as chondroitin sulfate, and microencapsulated DHA and ARA. Synutra International Inc. also provides their products under the Shengyuan or Synutra brands.

The Company focuses on selling premium infant formula products, which are supplemented by more affordable infant formulas targeting the mass market as well as other nutritional products and ingredients. As of December 31, 2009, the Company's nationwide sales and distribution network comprised over 540 distributors and over 1,000 sub-distributors who sell Synutra products in over 67,000 retail outlets.

Last month, Synutra International, Inc. reported financial results for their third quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2009. Revenues for the third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2009 reached $96.80 million, an increase of over 400 percent from $17.7 million in the year-ago third quarter. The increase is primarily due to the absence of their U-Smart product series in the year-ago third quarter. This is after the Chinese government found that eight lots of Synutra's U-Smart series of formula products along with certain products of 21 other manufacturers had contamination with melamine in September 2008. Since the product recall, the Company has been steadily regaining the lost market share from the incident through a series of strategic initiatives.

Synutra International Inc. (SYUT) closed Wednesday's trading at $20.53, down 2.00%, on 15,489 traded shares.

John Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT)

Zacks.com reported earlier on John Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT), and we highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

John Bean Technologies Corporation is a leading global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food processing and air transportation industries. Based in Chicago, Illinois, the Company designs, manufactures, tests and services technologically sophisticated systems and products for customers through their JBT FoodTech and JBT AeroTech segments. John Bean Technologies Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

The Company's segments include Freezing Solutions, Protein Processing, In-Container Processing, Fruit Processing Solutions, Ground Support Equipment, Gate Equipment, Airport Services, Military Equipment, and Automatic Guided Vehicles.  The JBT FoodTech segment offers industrial food processing solutions and services used in the food processing industry. Their product offerings include freezer solutions for the freezing and chilling of meat, seafood, poultry, ready-to-eat meals, fruits, vegetables, and bakery products.

They offer protein processing solutions that portion, coat, and cook poultry, meat, seafood, vegetable, and bakery products. They also offer in-container processing solutions for fruits, vegetables, soups, sauces, dairy, and pet food products, and they offer ready-to-eat meals in various packages. In addition, they offer fruit processing solutions that extract, concentrate, and aseptically process citrus, tomato, and other fruits. JBT FoodTech markets their solutions and services to multi-national and regional industrial food processing companies.

The JBT AeroTech segment provides ground support equipment for cargo loading, aircraft deicing, and aircraft towing; gate equipment for passenger boarding, and on the ground aircraft power and cooling, as well as airport services for the maintenance of airport equipment, systems, and facilities. They also provide military equipment for cargo loading, aircraft towing, and on the ground aircraft cooling, and automatic guided vehicles for material handling in the automotive, printing, warehouse, and hospital industries. JBT AeroTech markets their solutions and services to airport authorities, passenger airlines, airfreight and ground handling companies, and the United States military.
Recently, John Bean Technologies Corp. said their profit rose almost six percent in the fourth quarter on increased sales in their food-processing segment. The Company said that net income rose to $10.7 million, or 37 cents per share, from $10.1 million, or 36 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago.

Revenue grew 5 percent to $246 million from $234 million, led by the food technology division, which saw a 21 percent increase in revenue to $161.4 million. Revenue in the air transportation division fell to $84.8 million from $103 million.

John Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT) closed today at $17.80, down 4.91%, on 181,107 traded shares.

Quaker Chemical Corporation (KWR)

Today we are highlighting Quaker Chemical Corporation (KWR), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Quaker Chemical Corporation is a leading global provider of process chemicals, chemical specialties, services, and technical expertise. The Company provides chemicals and services to the steel, automotive, mining and aerospace, tube and pipe, coatings and construction materials industries. With headquarters in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Quaker Chemical Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange. They have regional headquarter locations in Uithoorn, The Netherlands, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Shanghai, China.

The Company's products, technical solutions and chemical management services enhance their customers' processes, improve their product quality and lower their costs. Quaker Chemical serves the aforementioned industries and other industries involved in making products from metal which require machining and grinding, rolling and forming, and associated cleaning and corrosion prevention processes.

Quaker Chemical Corporation's products and services include rolling lubricants, corrosion preventives, metal finishing compounds, and machining and grinding compounds used by metalworking customers. Their products and services also include forming compounds, hydraulic fluids, and technology for the removal of hydrogen sulfide in various industrial applications. Additionally, they offer chemical milling maskants for the aerospace industry, and temporary and permanent coatings for metal and concrete products. They also offer construction products, such as flexible sealants and protective coatings for various applications, and programs to provide CMS.

The Company offers their Quaker Management Services program (QMS(sm)). The program improves product performance, lowers their customers total operating costs and addresses environmental concerns. QMS(sm) programs focus on continuous improvement of a customer's metalworking, steel and related processes.  The Company uses their extensive industry knowledge and process expertise to understand a customer's specific issues, solve particular problems, and implement demonstrated solutions.

They have a systematic approach to controlling and improving manufacturing processes. More than 70 QMS programs are in operation in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. There are more than 300 Quaker Associates actively involved. QMS invoices and delivers products, and also optimizes processes and continuously reduces chemical lifecycle costs, risk, and environmental impact.

On March 3, 2010, Quaker Chemical Corporation announced net sales of $131.7 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.71 for the fourth quarter of 2009. This is in comparison to sales of $116.2 million and a loss of $0.26 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2008. The Company had a $41.6 million record operating cash flow in 2009.

Quaker Chemical Corporation (KWR) closed Wednesday's session at $26.16, down 3.50%, on 41,039 traded shares.

Vulcan Minerals Inc. (VUL.V)

Today we choose to highlight Vulcan Minerals Inc. (VUL.V), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Vulcan Minerals Inc. is a diversified junior exploration company that trades on the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company focuses on petroleum exploration in the under-explored western Newfoundland and Labrador areas and holds mineral interests in areas strategic to their operations in Newfoundland and Labrador. This includes an approximate 19 percent shareholding in NWest Energy Inc., which owns 1.5 million acres of the offshore immediately adjacent to Vulcan's onshore Parsons Pond project. Vulcan Minerals Inc. has their headquarters in St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.

Vulcan's business philosophy is to joint venture or option out properties to partners who can provide the necessary capital to advance quality, science based exploration. They are also willing to pursue exceptional opportunities on their own behalf at the early stages of exploration. An example is the onshore western Newfoundland petroleum exploration program.

On March 1, 2010, Vulcan Minerals Inc. provided an update on their petroleum exploration projects. In the Bay St. George Basin, the Company, in conjunction with their joint venture partner, Investcan Energy Corporation, is currently carrying out a full evaluation of well results from Robinsons #1 and Red Brook #2.

In addition, the joint venture will carry out further evaluation of the Flat Bay oil deposit, which may include new seismic and core drilling. The Bay St. George permits cover approximately 250,000 acres containing several exploration leads requiring further seismic definition.

For Offshore Labrador, Vulcan Minerals Inc., in conjunction with their joint venture partner and operator, Investcan Energy Corporation, are carrying out an environmental assessment of their offshore license and surrounding area towards permitting the area for a seismic acquisition program. The Company owns a 50 percent working interest in exploration license EL1107.

For Parsons Pond, the operator advised Vulcan Minerals that Seamus #1 commenced drilling. The well will undergo drilling under tight hole status, which will limit what partners can report regarding the well. The Company has a 10 percent working interest in the well, which is the first of a planned three well program in 2010.

Vulcan Minerals Inc. (VUL.V) closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.66, even for the day, on 0 traded shares.

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eDOORWAYS Corporation (EDWY)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight eDOORWAYS Corporation (EDWY) Today eDOORWAYS Corp. closed trading at $0.012, which was even for the day. Their volume today was 1,841,785 traded shares.

Taking count of its South By Southwest (SXSW) successes, concluding it is on the right path, eDoorways today told investors that the pending changes to management, board, acquisitions and trading status is all in perfect timing. Those close to the company have suggested that eDoorways is poised to move to the next level both as a web brand and public entity.

eDOORWAYS Corp. (EDWY) is committed to solving lifestyle problems for consumers while driving traffic to suppliers and service providers who offer innovative merchandise and solutions. The company has the potential to completely change the future landscape of business by offering a unique and comprehensive service that saves consumers valuable time and money. By uniting a consumer with the larger global consumer community, retailers, and manufacturers in an effective new way, eDOORWAYS promotes “dynamic” commerce, as opposed to the static model currently in existence.

The Company plans to capitalize on several emerging new trends. These newly created opportunities include: the large success of Web 2.0 Internet community service offerings such as MySpace, the movement towards niche marketing and targeted advertising, the introduction of new technologies that enable instantaneous, online presentation of information, and the rising consumer preference for using the Internet to gain information before making purchasing decisions.

eDOORWAYS plans to introduce local services using a city-by-city strategy that will minimize capital requirements, reduce staffing requirements, and optimize generated revenues. Ten major cities are targeted for launch in the first year. Advertising, PR campaigns and viral word-of-mouth will be used to give a public presentation to experts as well as educate the market.

The key benefits offered to consumers include a higher level of engagement with vendors, trusted information from other consumers, and superior customer service. Revenues will be generated through advertising placement fees, premium services, preferential placement fees, and a percentage of sales transactions. eDOORWAYS' progressive vision and professional management team makes it an attractive investment opportunity. Disclaimer

eDOORWAYS Corporation Blog

eDOORWAYS Corporation News:

eDoorways Hints What's Next

SXSW's Interactive Festival Proves Successful for eDoorways

eDoorways Impresses Convention Goers at SXSW's Interactive Festival - Increasing Online User Base

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (KBLB)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (KBLB) Today Kraig Biocraft Laboratories closed trading at $0.014, which was up 8.53 percent. Their volume today was 943,642 traded shares, which is substantially higher than the daily average.

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (KBLB) a biotechnology company, has their focus on developing high performance polymers and technical fibers. The company is utilizing their proprietary genetic engineering technology to develop and produce polymers and protein-based materials, including Spider silk, which may have numerous commercial and consumer applications.

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (KBLB) is working with university scientists and laboratories to create these new polymers that have potentially broad applications in the multi-billion dollar marketplace for high performance polymers. The company sponsors and collaborates on research projects within university genetic engineering laboratories as a means of utilizing the greatest minds in their field.

Spider Silk is one of the strongest fibers produced in nature. The spider's repelling silk is of particular commercial interest since it is both extremely strong and extremely flexible. Although exciting commercial opportunities exist for the natural polymer, there is no known way to produce the fibers in commercial quantity. KraigLabs, in cooperation with two leading universities, has acquired proprietary genetic engineering technology to unlock the mystery.

CEO Kim Thompson leads the company with formal education in the fields of economics and law. With interest in genetic engineering dating back to the 1970s, Mr. Thompson has invented a pending provisional patent application for a number of organic polymers. This patent application has been assigned to benefit Kraig Biocraft and is a central part of the company's efforts in bringing those inventions to the market. Disclaimer

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. Blog

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. News:

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Energtek, Inc. (EGTK)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Energtek, Inc. (EGTK). Today Energtek, Inc. closed trading at $0.215, which was down 4.44 percent. Their volume today was 211,190 traded shares, which is significantly higher than the daily average.

Energtek, Inc. (EGTK) is focused on developing and commercializing Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) technology. This tecshnology enables the storage of comparable gas quantities at reduced pressure, dramatically decreasing the capital investment and operational costs of natural gas vehicles. The company recognizes the global markets' demands to diversify energy sources and is working on breakthrough technologies that deliver natural gas to the consumer, even where no gas pipeline and compressing infrastructure exist.

Because natural gas is cheaper, cleaner and available in greater quantities than oil, Energtek believes it is the most practical motor fuel alternative. Natural gas is primarily comprised of methane, which is one of the simplest and most abundant substances found in nature, especially when compared to oil. Taking advantage of natural gas resources located across the globe will also reduce the number of countries forced to import motor fuel, including the USA.

The percentage of Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) in many countries is growing rapidly. Today, there are more than 8.7 million NGVs on the road, a number that is growing by more than 30% per year. Even with this robust growth, NGVs still represent only a small percentage of the overall vehicle market. Until now, costly refueling infrastructure, as well as the inconvenience of integrating NG tanks into vehicles, has limited the growth of NGVs. However, by enabling the use of natural gas in places previously impossible, Energtek's proprietary ANG technology promises to greatly expand the NGV market.

CEO Lev Zaidenberg leads the company with extensive experience starting and managing several successful hi-tech companies in Israel, Europe and the USA. Mr. Zaidenberg received a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University. Professor Yuri Ginzburg serves alongside Zaidenberg with a PhD / D.Sc in Mechanical Engineering and a comprehensive background in the automotive industry. Ginzburg is a specialist in alternative fuel systems and R&D projects management, and has authored 18 patents and over 70 scientific works. Disclaimer

Energtek, Inc. Company Blog

Energtek, Inc. News:

Energtek Completes Production of World's First LMP(TM) Low-pressure Semi-Trailer

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT).  Today Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. closed trading at $0.0165, which was up 2.48 percent. Their volume today was 1,466,080 traded shares. 

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT) offers a rich portfolio of competencies in RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification), WiMAX, eLearning, LED Signage, and Security & Surveillance. Utilizing its technological expertise and creativity, the company enables its customers to take full advantage of the nearly limitless possibilities offered by increasingly sophisticated applications.

Newport is committed to meeting specific customer requirements by delivering complete solutions for a broad spectrum of applications. The company is building a global distribution, licensing, and sales network of industry-leading partners as well as third-party Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) and component suppliers to ensure its clients world-leading technology with strong local support capabilities.

The company has established a synergistic partnership with Taiwan’s premier technology incubators, the Institute for Information Industry (III) and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), under which the company develops and customizes their advanced technologies to meet the needs of businesses across the globe. Having a pool of more than 7,900 engineers and scientists, these R&D powerhouses have developed cutting edge capabilities in fields such as Information Communications Technology (ICT), electronics, and nanotechnology.

Newport’s management team has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience within the technology industry as well as the corporate world. Maintaining a strong track record of delivering results to investors and customers, the team retains over two centuries of combined experience. Leveraging each team member’s area of expertise, Newport has established a solid foundation to penetrate emerging technology markets.Disclaimer

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. Blog

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. News:

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Steve Ruey-Long Chen, Former Minister of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan, to the Advisory Board

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. to Exhibit at RFID Journal Live! 2010 - April 14-16, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla.

CORRECTING and REPLACING Newport Digital Technologies Develops First LED Digital Signage Solution with Wi-Fi, 3G and WiMax Wireless Connectivity

Fund.com, Inc. (FNDM) Strategically Targets Multi-Billion ETF Market with AdvisorShares Subsidiary

Fund.com Inc. is an online financial services company with a focus on the investment fund market. The company’s target market is the millions of individual investors who are interested in purchasing funds. One specific investing area that the company has heavily focused on is the exchange traded funds (ETFs) market.

The company’s 60%-owned subsidiary, AdvisorShares Investments LLC, is a developer and distributor of actively managed exchange traded funds. The goal of AdvisorShares is to be a global investment management firm with innovative products and services that provide investors access to best of breed money managers. The firm will differentiate itself from others in the financial services space by a unique set of characteristics – innovation, transparency and diversification.

AdvisorShares’ approach to innovation takes an existing financial services product – exchange traded funds – and improves them with subtle, yet noticeable enhancements that investors are currently seeking. Small improvements in the company’s products and services will ensure that they are consistently innovating in the marketplace.

Another aspect of AdvisorShares’ approach is transparency and education. The company places a great amount of importance on continuous communication as the foundation of its education strategy. It feels that an individual’s money is too important for that individual not to know what it is invested in. AdvisorShares feels that technology and modern-day capital markets should allow for better pricing and better transparency. An individual should know immediately where his or her investments are and information on these investments should be available at a moment’s notice.

The company also believes that an individual should understand how to diversify a portfolio in order to reach his or her financial goals. Historically, investors have diversified between stocks and bonds, but now they have to learn to diversify internationally as well. Proper diversification may also mean diversifying into commodities and real estate too. Furthermore, AdvisorShares believes diversification extends to different investment managers with different investment approaches. The company’s products and services will allow individual investors to do just that with ease.

TapImmune, Inc. (TPIV) to Collaborate with Aeras Global to Develop Tuberculosis Vaccine

TapImmune Inc., biotech innovator and developer of therapies for infectious disease and oncology, and creator of the revolutionary TAP vaccine which has ability to restore antigen presentation in cells, announced in February of this year the signing of a letter of intent to begin a collaborative R&D campaign with Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation.
Aeras is dedicated to moving leading tuberculosis vaccines forward and making worldwide distribution and adoption of them ubiquitous despite age group or income level. Aeras operates under private foundations like The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and accepts governmental aid as a non-profit product development partnership.

The focus of the aforementioned collaborative effort will be to demonstrate the viability of TPIV’s powerful TAP technology in supplementing new vaccines under development at Aeras. These new vaccines use TB encoded immunogens, with the pre-clinical work being handled at Aeras’ state-of-the-art Rockville, Maryland facility and the ultimate goal being clinical trials.

President of TPIV, Denis Corin, proudly hailed this bold venture with Aeras into the “next generation of vaccines”, which he sees (in the context of this collaboration) as providing the lofty but reachable goal of eliminating the global scourge of TB. Corin also made the point that TPIV’s unique TAP technology would play a key role in achieving that victory.

The vast technical expertise related to proprietary TAP1 and TAP2 provided by TPIV will prove to be instrumental in this new approach by Aeras, as the power of the TPIV technology (to act as a molecular adjuvant for enhancing precisely the sort of mechanisms on which this next-gen genetic vaccine depends) may prove to be the breakthrough consumers eagerly desire.

President and CEO of Aeras Global, Jerald C. Sadoff, MD, welcomed the opportunity to evaluate “TapImmune’s adjuvant technology” as a strong candidate for super-charging the next generation of TB vaccines currently under development.

TapImmune’s technology is an effective means of instantiating redundant systemic response, a very passive approach which allows the immune system to do its job and is ideally suited to the Aeras application, which utilizes over-expression of key antigens.

With over 1.8M deaths in 07 from TB, according to WHO data, and 13.7M cases overall, the global demand for an effective vaccine continues to promise a huge market, and if this collaboration strikes gold it is sure to evolve into a huge segment for TPIV.

NetSol Technologies, Inc. (NTWK) Covers All Industries

NetSol Technologies Inc., a global provider of enterprise software solutions and services, has the very significant advantage of serving a broad industrial base, protecting it from the inevitable ups and downs of individual markets. To do this, however, requires the ability to convince diverse customers, with dramatically different needs, that NetSol has what it takes to best serve their unique interests. NetSol has managed to do this by consistently demonstrating a level of technological competency, and an unparalleled dedication to quality, that competitors are simply unable to match.

The company employs a global network of well-integrated resources to support a wide range of products and services advantageous to all industries. But encompassing everything they do is their top-down dedication to the highest ethical and quality standards. In the case of NetSol, this is not just a lot of promotional hype. The company maintains several key ratings and certifications to prove that it means what it says. This includes Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) CMMI Maturity Level 5, a distinction shared by fewer than 100 companies worldwide, along with ISO 9001 and 27001 certifications. These achievements are the result of processes and products developed to conform to the most rigorous quality standards, resulting in the efficient delivery of solutions that are secure, reliable, properly planned, and meticulously executed.

Since NetSol does not depend upon outsourcing, all of the risks associated with outsourcing are removed. Every member of the integrated team speaks the same language and knows exactly what their role is in the overall plan. These are industrial experts, knowledgeable in the special requirements of particular industries and the technologies that can best be applied. An important part of this approach is the fact that NetSol is technologically unbiased, free to use the products and service components that most accurately fit the need.

Cross-industry practices include:
• Applications Management
• BestShoring™ Business Processes
• Business Intelligence
• Data Warehousing and Disaster Recovery
• Enterprise Asset Management
• Enterprise Resource Planning
• Enterprise Security Management
• Information and Records Management
• Managed Hosting
• Process Improvement
• Project Management
• Risk Analysis and Management
• SAP Applications Solutions
• Staff Augmentation
• Web Services
Overall services include:
• Business Consulting and Process Optimization
• Corporate Education and Training
• IT Management and Administration
• Software Design, Development, and Support
• Systems Design and Integration

And NetSol continues to show its ability to effectively do all of this on a global basis, with offices in London, San Francisco, Sydney, Beijing, Bangkok, and Lahore.

Novavax Inc. (NVAX) Shares Surge on Positive A/H1N1 Vaccine Results

Biotechnology company Novavax Inc. today announced positive results from its two-stage pivotal study evaluating the safety and immunogenicity (immune response) of the company’s 2009 A/H1N1 virus-like particle (VLP) pandemic influenza vaccine. In response to the results, shares of Novavax rose 12 percent to $2.60 in mid-day trading.

The results were consistent with preliminary results that demonstrated that the vaccine was well tolerated and immunogenic at all three dose levels tested.

The study is being conducted at the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), the largest medical and research center in Latin America, by Novavax and Avimex Laboratories of Mexico. The two are working collaboratively to support registration of the vaccine in Mexico and other countries.

Dr. Rahul Singhvi, president and CEO of Novavax, said the results meet U.S. and European regulations, leading the company file for regulatory approval in Mexico.

“The success of Novavax’s 2009 H1N1 VLP pandemic influenza vaccine in the Mexico pivotal study clearly demonstrates the desirable tolerability and immunogenicity profile of our vaccine candidate in the largest clinical trial conducted by the company to date. We are highly encouraged by these results as the data meet the immunogenicity criteria of both the United States and European regulatory authorities. These data enable potential emergency use of the vaccine in pandemic situations and could be supportive in other countries in addition to Mexico. Based on these positive data, we have filed for regulatory approval of our H1N1 VLP pandemic influenza vaccine candidate in Mexico,” Dr. Singhvi stated in the press release. “The substantial safety dataset and strong immunogenicity signal from this large study provide us confidence as we plan phase III studies of our seasonal trivalent influenza VLP vaccine, pending results from the ongoing phase IIa trial in older volunteers and discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).”

The Stage A study was comprised of 1,000 healthy volunteers aged 18 to 64 years old , all of which were vaccinated with two doses of either 5 mcg, 15 mcg or 45 mcg of Novavax’s 2009 A/H1N1 VLP pandemic influenza vaccine or a placebo. The vaccine was reportedly well tolerated at all three dose levels and exhibited no systemic side effects and mostly mild local site reactions, similar to placebo.


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