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Pro-Pharmaceuticals Inc. (PRWP)

SmallCap Voice reported earlier on Pro-Pharmaceuticals Inc. (PRWP), and we choose to highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Pro-Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a developer of therapeutics that target Galectin receptors to treat cancer and fibrosis. The Company is a leader in the field of Galectin therapeutics. Their product pipeline is initially focusing on increasing the efficacy and decreasing the toxicity of chemotherapy drugs. Pro-Pharmaceuticals Inc. trades on the OTC Bulletin board and they have their headquarters in Newton, Massachusetts.

The Company's lead product candidate is DAVANAT®. This polysaccharide polymer targets Galectin receptors on cancer cells. Peer-reviewed studies have demonstrated that Galectins affect cell development and play important enabling roles in cancer. This includes tumor cell survival, angiogenesis, tumor metastasis, and gives the tumor the ability to evade the immune system.

Approximately 100 cancer patients have received administering of DAVANAT® to date. Data from a clinical trial for end-stage colorectal cancer patients showed that DAVANAT® in combination with 5-FU extended median survival 46 percent longer than the best standard of care as determined by the patients' physicians.

Clinical trial results also showed that patients experienced significantly fewer serious adverse side effects from the chemotherapy. This includes 100 percent elimination of serious Mucositis sores in the mouth and throughout the colon. Consequently, this resulted in less hospitalization, and greatly enhanced quality of life.

The Company's targeted therapeutic compounds can also be used to treat other serious diseases. These include liver and kidney fibrosis. Pro-Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has entered into research collaborations with the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York to study the anti-fibrotic effects of the Company's novel carbohydrate compounds on liver fibrosis.

They have also entered into research collaborations with the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston to evaluate the anti-fibrotic effects of these compounds to treat acute and chronic kidney disease, and with the University of California at Davis and Fudan University in Shanghai to conduct anti-fibrosis tests.

Yesterday, Pro-Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that their management met with Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe and the country's Vice-Minister of Health, Carlos Cuervo Valencia at the Presidential Palace in Bogota last week. Executives from their Colombian marketing and distribution partner, PROCAPS S.A. joined Pro-Pharmaceuticals to assist the Company in demonstrating further their commitment to improving the experience and results of chemotherapy treatment, using DAVANAT®.

Pro-Pharmaceuticals' senior management traveled to Colombia to expand on a meeting held in their Newton office in early April with Dr. Carlos Rada, Director of the Colombian National Cancer Institute  (Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia). In this meeting, they discussed Pro-Pharmaceuticals' unique polysaccharide technology, the improvement that DAVANAT® will bring to the quality of life for cancer patients in Colombia, and the approval process for DAVANAT®.

Theodore D. Zucconi, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Pro-Pharmaceuticals, said, "The meetings in Colombia went extremely well. The goal of this joint project is to provide a social benefit for patients in Colombia by offering them a cost effective and compassionate treatment that fits within the guidelines of the National Healthcare System."

Today, Pro-Pharmaceuticals Inc. (PRWP) closed trading at $0.71 up 7.58 percent. Volume was 4,226,617.

Paradigm Oil and Gas, Inc. (PDGO)

Yesterday, Power Penny Stocks reported on Paradigm Oil and Gas, Inc. (PDGO), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Incorporated in 2002, Paradigm Oil and Gas Inc. identifies and acquires energy properties with previously discovered and known oil and gas reserves. These reserves have not been fully produced from or developed and defined. The Company expects to generate profit from these previously producing wells utilizing new technologies. Paradigm Oil and Gas, Inc. trades on the OTCBB and they have their headquarters in Mabank, Texas.

On January 28, 2010, Paradigm commenced business operations in the State of Texas. This was with the acquisition of Integrated Oil and Gas Solutions Inc., a Texas-based Company that holds the leases on four oil and gas properties with capital assets in Texas. The acquisition concluded by way of a share exchange where Paradigm acquired 100 percent of the capital stock of Intergrated Oil and Gas Solution Inc.

The Company acquired properties covering 934 acres all in the State of Texas. Combined there are a total of 9 existing previously producing wells and available spacing to support the drilling of approximately 30 new wells in the 3,800' to 9,000' range and approximately 50 new wells in the 800' to 1,800' range.

Yesterday, Paradigm Oil and Gas, Inc. reported on the market potential of the patented BlackStorm Oil Recovery Production System. As announced this week, the Company signed an initial agreement to acquire the BlackStorm Worldwide Distribution and Marketing rights.

Mr. Marc Juliar, CEO of Paradigm, stated "With an ever increasing reliance on oil and gas in the US and over 200 billion barrels left in the ground in the US alone, the BlackStorm solution is clearly a game changing technology creating a global market opportunity. We see the BlackStorm platform as a powerful tool to assist in the recovery of appropriate reserves, and therefore believe this acquisition will add significantly to our shareholder value and help us become an internationally recognized leader in the oil industry."

The BlackStorm System underwent invention and development at Angel Petroleum Technology LLC, based in Louisiana, U.S.A. The establishment of Angel Petroleum Technology was to combine the low-cost and mechanical efficiency of an Electric Submersible Pump (ESP) with the ease of installation and corrosion resistance of a continuous production string to undergo deployment into stripper wells. The technology has a U.S patent with additional patents pending.

Paradigm Oil and Gas, Inc. (PDGO) closed Thursday's session at $1.28 up 4.92 percent. Volume was 461,412.

Jinpan International Ltd. (JST)

Today, Motley Fool Hidden Gems reported on Jinpan International Ltd. (JST), Zacks.com, The Street, Contrarian Press, Investment House did earlier, and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Founded in 1993, Jinpan International Ltd. designs, manufactures, and markets cast resin transformers for power distribution and wind energy products. They are one of the world's largest producers of cast resin transformers and related electrical equipment. Jinpan's main executive offices are in Hainan, China and their U.S. offices are in Carlstadt, New Jersey. The Company trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

Jinpan International manufactures medium voltage transformers, from 10 to 25 kVs, used in large infrastructure projects.  These would include factories, real estate developments, and municipal projects such as airports and subway systems. The Company's cast resin transformers allow distribution of high voltage transmissions of electricity to various locations in lower, more usable voltages. Jinpan offers their cast resin transformers based on various insulation systems, including 155 degree Celsius class, and 150 and 185 degree Celsius class.  

The Company also offers switchgear products, which allow operators of a power distribution network to switch equipment in and out of the network. In addition, they offer line reactors, which are the critical components in wind towers to limit currents, filter waveforms, and attenuate electrical noise and harmonics in the inverter and driver output of wind powered turbines.

Jinpan's staff includes numerous degreed design engineers. The Company has their ISO9001 and ISO1401 certifications for their cast resin transformers. They received ISO 9001 and 14001 certification in 1997 and 2000, respectively. In 2005, they received naming as a "Best New Supplier".  In 2007, they received the "Excellence in Quality Award" from one of the world's largest electrical energy original equipment manufacturers.

In October 2009, Jinpan International Ltd. announced the opening of their new Carlstadt, New Jersey-based office and warehouse facility. The modern 20,000 square foot building provides enough office space for the Company's U.S. sales and administrative functions. There is room for Jinpan to expand as well as moderate production capability associated with assembly, testing, and warehousing.

On Tuesday of this week, Jinpan International Ltd. announced preliminary financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010. They reported preliminary unaudited net sales for the first quarter of 2010 of $19.6 million. This is a 39.6 percent decrease from $32.4 million for the same period last year. Domestic sales accounted for $17.3 million of revenue; international sales represented $2.3 million.

The expectation is that first quarter gross margin will be approximately 36.1 percent. This is within their full year forecast range of 34 percent to 37 percent.  They expect preliminary first quarter net income and diluted earnings per share to be approximately $1.1 million and $0.07, respectively.

Mr. Zhiyuan Li, Chief Executive Officer of Jinpan, commented, "Our first quarter performance did not meet our expectations because of lower than expected domestic sales and shipments to a large international OEM customer especially the month of March."

Jinpan International Ltd. (JST) closed today's trading at $17.12 up 6.14 percent. Volume was 1,010,139.

KMG Chemicals Inc. (KMGB)

Zacks.com and Trading Markets reported earlier on KMG Chemicals Inc. (KMGB), and we highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

KMG Chemicals Inc., through their subsidiaries, is a global provider of specialty chemicals in carefully focused markets. The Company grows by acquiring and optimizing stable chemical product lines and businesses with established production processes. Trading on the NASDAQ Global Market, KMG Chemicals Inc. has their headquarters in Houston, Texas.

The Company's current operations focus on the wood treatment, electronic, and agricultural chemical markets. They serve the electronic chemicals market through their subsidiary KMG Electronic Chemicals, Inc. This subsidiary supplies acids, solvents, and other chemicals used in the manufacture of semiconductors primarily from their modern facility in Pueblo, Colorado. Customers use these products to etch and clean the wafer at each production layer.

KMG Chemicals Inc. produces Animal Health, International Products, and Wood Preservatives products for the markets they serve via their subsidiary, KMG-Bernuth, Inc. Their wood-treatment chemicals, pentachlorophenol, or penta, and creosote, are used to extend the service life of utility poles, railroad crossties, and construction timber. The Company's animal health pesticides protect livestock and poultry from flies and other pests.

KMG is the only producer of penta in North America. In addition, they are the only major supplier of creosote to U.S. wood treaters who do not produce creosote for their own internal use. The Company also has the largest share in the segments of electronic chemicals market and animal health market that they serve.

On April 27, 2010, KMG Chemicals, Inc. announced that they signed a distribution agreement with R&D LifeSciences, LLC (R&DL) to distribute R&DL's product line of animal feed additives in North and South America. R&DL is a biotech product company.

Randy Berry, General Manager of KMG Chemicals' Animal Health business, commented, "R&DL has developed an exclusive, patent-pending technology that will allow us, through our distributors, to offer farm-specific, alternative products to antibiotics that can be administered with the animals' feed. The product offering also includes digestion, growth and performance enhancing products administered via the watering systems in dairies, poultry facilities, swine barns and feed lots."

KMG Chemicals Inc. (KMGB) closed Thursday's session at $18.94 up 3.61 percent. Volume was 122,166.

Dussault Apparel, Inc. (DUSS)

Today, Beacon Equity Research reported on Dussault Apparel, Inc. (DUSS), Microcap Voice, Monster Stox, SmallCap Voice, Titan Stocks, Stock Picks, Stock Preacher, PennyOmega.com, and Press on Stocks did earlier, and we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Founded in 2006, Dussault Apparel, Inc. is a designer, manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer of high-end apparel. The Company focuses on quality, and their product line includes custom designed hoodies, jewelry, t-shirts, hats, and leather goods. Trading on NASDAQ's OTCBB, Dussault Apparel, Inc. has their headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Dussault Apparel Inc. has a corporate showroom in Vancouver. The creation of the appointment-only showroom is as a "shop within a shop" concept in the landmark Dayton Boots retail store at 2250 East Hastings Street, Vancouver. The showroom environment utilizes design elements from the original Melrose Dussault Motel Concept Store in Los Angeles, and Deuce Custom Ink Design Studio in Vancouver's historic Gastown.

Dussault Apparel, Inc. announced in 2009 that the Company would now be complemented by a strategic alliance created with swimwear maker Betty Bangs. Betty Bangs is the creation of Beth Gerharts. Started in 2005, Betty Bangs creates one of a kind, handcut, hand blinged, handmade rock-n-roll swimsuit/bikinis.  The swimwear maker has their headquarters in Miami, Florida. This alliance has allowed Dussault Apparel, Inc. to enter into the lucrative swimwear sector with an established industry partner. Betty Bangs' swimwear sells in high-end boutiques in Canada and the United States.

In November 2009, Dussault Apparel Inc. announced that they expanded their retail distribution throughout North America. This brings their total presence into more than 200 retail outlets. The retailer LIDS is carrying Dussault's hats in more than 140 stores.

Lids are the primary retail brand of Hat World, Inc., a retail leader of officially licensed and branded athletic fashion headwear. They previously purchased the entire Fall 2009 collection of Deuce by Dussault™ hats for distribution to select stores. This includes their more than 50 Lids locations throughout Canada and www.lids.com™.

Today, Dussault Apparel, Inc. announced that after a successful test order from retailer LIDS in November 2009, a follow up order has undergone placement for an exclusive collection of the Deuce Collection brand of headwear. The purchase was made possible through a distribution agreement with Concept One. Concept One is a premier resource for licensed fashion, sports, and entertainment accessories.

Jason Dussault, Designer, President and CEO of Dussault Apparel, Inc. commented, "I am very pleased that our test order with LIDS was a success, and I have created the "Camo" collection specifically for LIDS and feel that it is one of my strongest pieces to date."

Dussault Apparel, Inc. (DUSS) closed Thursday's session at $0.06 up 76.47 percent. Volume was 11,621,898.

China Infrastructure Investment Corporation (CIIC)

The Stock Scout, Penny Stock Rumble, Stock Traders Chat, The Ox of Wallstreet, Penny Stock Chaser, and Momentum Traders all reported yesterday on China Infrastructure Investment Corporation (CIIC), Microcap Voice, SmallCap Voice, Greenbackers, Trading Markets, All about Trends, OTC Picks, and Penny Sleuth did earlier, and we highlight the Company, here at the Quality Stocks Daily Newsletter.

China Infrastructure Investment Corporation focuses on investing in, constructing, operating, and managing infrastructure development projects in China. Trading on the NASDAQ Capital Market, the Company currently operates the Pinglin Expressway, a 106-kilometer (66 miles) dual carriageway four-lane toll road in the central province of Henan. Incorporated in Nevada, U.S.A. China Infrastructure Investment Corporation has their headquarters in Henan Province, China.

The Pinglin Expressway is a vital passage from the northwest region to the southeast coastal region of China. China Infrastructure Investment Corporation is pursuing additional development opportunities in infrastructure projects, including expressways, electricity, water supply, and bio fuel facilities.

The Company operates and manages the expressway property from the cities of Linru to Pingdingshan in Luoyang-Nanjing. The construction of Pinglin Expressway started on October 23, 2003. The Expressway began generating operating revenue in January 2006 and became fully operational in June 2006. In 2003, the Company received the approval from Henan Communications Bureau and the State Development and Reform Committee of China to construct and operate the Pinglin Expressway.

In February of this year, the Company reported substantial profit growth in their second quarter ended December 31, 2009, despite disappointing revenues in the period. This is in comparison with results in the same period last year.

A severe snowstorm in November 2009 disrupted air, road, and rail transportation for a lengthy period. This led to an 8.2 percent reduction in average daily traffic volume units in the three-month period ended December 31, 2009, compared with the same period in 2008. Consequently, revenues in the current fiscal year second quarter declined to $11,606,494 from $12,101,788 in the same period last year.

However, they reported that an associated 46 percent decline in operating costs of the toll operations and an almost 20 percent decline in interest costs in this year's second quarter compared with the prior year period, helped increase net income 526 percent to $1,771,445 or $0.02 per share, for the three month period ended December 31, 2009. This is from $282,583 or $0.00 per share in the second quarter last year.

In late March, China Infrastructure Investment Corporation announced that they retained Four Points Capital as their exclusive strategic business advisor. This is to assist the Company with the comprehensive evaluation and further development of their strategic growth plan. This plan includes their diversification from toll roads and related businesses to energy production and transportation, alternative energy materials, construction, and other infrastructure segments. Four Points Capital provides strategic and financial consulting services to companies on a global basis.

China Infrastructure Investment Corporation (CIIC) closed Thursday's trading session at $1.66 down 10.27 percent. Volume was 1,238,060.

California Pizza Kitchen Inc. (CPKI)

Recently, The Street and Street Insider reported on California Pizza Kitchen Inc. (CPKI), Daily Markets and Trading Markets did earlier, and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, California Pizza Kitchen Inc. (CPK) together with their subsidiaries, engages in the ownership, operation, license, and franchising of a chain of casual dining restaurants mainly in the U.S. The Company operates restaurants under the California Pizza Kitchen, California Pizza Kitchen ASAP, and LA Food Show names. The corporate headquarters of the Company are in Los Angeles, California.

Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax, in 1985, left their jobs as attorneys to begin to realize their dreams of being in the restaurant business. The Company considers themselves a leader in authentic California cuisine presented in full-service casual dining atmospheres. Their specialty is their hearth-baked pizzas including their original BBQ chicken pizza.

The Company also serves creative salads, distinctive pastas, soups, sandwiches, appetizers, and desserts in their restaurants. These include Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya, BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad, Singapore Shrimp Rolls, and Key Lime Pie.

California Pizza Kitchen also has concept restaurants called CPK/ASAP. These restaurants are significantly smaller than their main California Pizza Kitchens. These restaurants offer a limited selection of only the most popular menu items. They cater to people on the go who want convenient takeout. CPK/ASAP- restaurants also offer curbside service.

Additionally, the two owners opened the newest concept in the CPK family, LA Food Show, in June 2003 in Manhattan Beach, California and in October 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. This restaurant concept explores, in a culinary style, all that is Los Angeles. The restaurants seek to explore the diversity in culture and food that is L.A. California Pizza Kitchen also has a strategic alliance with Nestlé to distribute a line of premium frozen pizzas through supermarkets and other retail outlets.

As of March 17, 2010, California Pizza Kitchen Inc. owned, licensed, or franchised 252 locations in 32 states and 9 foreign countries.  Of these, 205 are Company-owned and 47 operate under franchise or license arrangements.  

California Pizza Kitchen Inc. (CPKI) closed Thursday's trading session at $21.03 up 2.39 percent. Volume was 231,945.

Zep, Inc. (ZEP)

Recently, Trading Markets reported on Zep, Inc. (ZEP), and we choose to highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Zep Inc. is a leading producer, marketer, and service provider of a wide range of cleaning and maintenance solutions. These solutions are for commercial, industrial, institutional, and consumer end-markets. The Company had fiscal year 2009 net sales of over $500 million. The Company has their corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, along with offices in Emerson, Georgia. Zep, Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Zep Inc.'s product portfolio includes anti-bacterial and industrial hand care products, cleaners, degreasers, deodorizers, disinfectants, floor finishes, sanitizers, and pest and weed control products. Their portfolio also includes high performance products and professional grade chemical products for the automotive, fleet maintenance, industrial/MRO supply, institutional supply and motorcycle markets through the newly acquired Amrep, Inc. operation.

The Company markets these products and services under well-recognized and established brand names. These include their Zep®, Zep Commercial®, Zep Professional, Enforcer®, National Chemical®, Selig™, Misty®, Next Dimension™, Petro®, i-Chem® and a number of private labeled brands.

Zep Inc. sells their products to the transportation, food processing, and service, manufacturing, government, housekeeping, contractors, and small business owners. This is primarily in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe.

In January 2010, Zep Inc. announced that Ronald D. Brown was elected to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Brown, elected to the class of Directors whose terms expire at the 2013 annual meeting, is the Managing Director of Taft Business Consulting, LLC. Mr. Brown was previously the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Milacron, Inc.

Earlier this month, Zep reported that they recently consolidated two distribution facilities, and is evaluating opportunities for additional consolidation. They also anticipate meaningful operational efficiencies to result from the consolidation of Amrep and Zep manufacturing and distribution capabilities. The integration of Amrep is in its early stages; however, management expects Amrep will continue to be accretive to earnings for the remainder of fiscal 2010.

Zep also continues to pursue new distribution partnerships. With the benefit of the Amrep acquisition and their Misty, i-Chem, and private brand product lines, their distributor sales teams have started collaborative selling efforts. In addition, the Zep Professional product line is now available to WW Grainger's customers through that company's website, and through their catalog and branch network. 

Today, Zep, Inc. (ZEP) closed at $19.57 up 5.27 percent. Volume was 153,778.

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General Environmental Management Inc. (GEVI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight General Environmental Management Inc. (GEVI) Today, General Environmental Management Inc. closed trading at $0.21, which was down 4.55 percent. Their volume today was 115,244 shares.

General Environmental Management Inc. (GEVI) announced that their subsidiary, Southern California Waste Water, anticipates that this year's revenue from servicing oil and gas producers will increase 75 percent over 2009.

General Environmental Management Inc. (GEVI) has shifted its business focus from hazardous waste field services to the fast growing water treatment and waste-to-energy markets. Growing its business organically and developing state-of-the-art systems for operations, sales, compliance, finance, and human resources which can then be deployed at other acquired facilities, the company aims to establish a nationwide network of environmental facilities.

The strategic decision to shift the company’s focus was made after an all inclusive analysis of GEVI's opportunity in the environmental management business. Although the company could have worked through the current economic downturn and built revenue in its field services business, management believed that shareholders would be rewarded by moving the company into the higher margin, faster growing business segments.

Within the U.S. alone, the water industry is a $120 Billion market that is expected to grow at 6-7% over the next year. On a global basis, the industry size exceeds $400 billion annually and increasing with the demands of a growing world population. The global waste-to-energy market, on the other hand, is a $19.9 billion market with expected CAGR of 6.7% over the next five years.

The company’s management team believes that 2010-2011 will be years of enormous growth. GEM’s change of focus is also expected to result in margins up to eight times greater than those of the previous hazardous waste services only model. With a very selective and calculated acquisition strategy in place, GEVI is poised for continued success.


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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH). Today, Consorteum Holdings, Inc. closed trading at $0.0075. Their volume today was 118,000 shares.

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) announced that Mr. Reiner Vanooteghem has joined the Company as Vice President of Sales. The company also announced their intent to divide the Company into the operational divisions it has been creating over the last 12 months. The Company focus will undergo division into three main business units: Consorteum Financial Services, MyGolf Rewards, and Technology Services.

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) provided a corporate update today. Consorteum Holdings will now focus on leveraging the previously announced new relationships to provide better value added services to their clients.

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) is focused on providing financial services, electronic transaction processing and management services to financial institutions, healthcare, government, public and private sector companies. The company’s services provide customized, innovative technology solutions that create, augment and enhance their clients’ existing financial, payment and transactional processing systems.  

The company offers clients a long-term strategic plan utilizing the most technically advanced global solutions available today. By working with a multitude of global technologies, Consorteum is able to create exceptionally customized programs. This approach enables unparalleled flexibility when sourcing solutions, resulting in smarter, faster deployment of technologies, competitive pricing, and potential for new revenues. 

Consorteum’s strategy is to capitalize on the global opportunities within the growing financial services, payment and transaction processing marketplace. The utilized business model generates revenues on every transaction touched, thus providing long-term, sustainable income. The company has strategically designed its business initiatives to create significant repetitive transactions on an ongoing basis. Additional company revenues are generated from consulting services, project minimums and management fees. 

The company is jointly led by CEO Craig Fielding and President & COO Quent Rickerby. Mr. Fielding brings a wealth of expertise in the payments industry, in both local and international payment processing, along with HR-specific business management expertise, leadership, customer development and acquisition skills. Mr. Rickerby brings over two decades of business management, international and domestic sales experience, new company start-up, payment processing, project management, business development, negotiations, relationship management and strategic company direction.Disclaimer

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Consorteum Holdings Inc. Appoints New Vice President of Sales

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Tenzing Interactive

NetSol Technologies, Inc. (NTWK)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight NetSol Technologies, Inc. (NTWK). Today, NetSol Technologies, Inc. closed trading at $0.8150, which was down 0.62 percent. Their volume today was 149,811 shares.

NetSol Technologies, Inc. (NTWK) announced it is set to reveal a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering for their smartOCI™ search engine at SAP's SAPPHIRE® NOW conference being held May 16 to 19, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

NetSol Technologies, Inc. (NTWK) a worldwide provider of global business services and enterprise application solutions, leverages its BestShoring(TM) practices and highly experienced resources to deliver high-quality, cost-effective solutions. The

ir suite of products and services include credit and finance portfolio management systems, hospital/healthcare information management systems (HIMS), SAP consulting and services, custom development, systems integration, and technical services.

NetSol’s commitment to quality is demonstrated by its achievement of the ISO 9001, ISO 27001, and SEI (Software Engineering Institute) CMMI (Capability Maturity Model) Maturity Level 5 assessments, a distinction shared by less than 100 companies worldwide. These distinctions are a result of adhering to rigorous quality standards, resulting in the delivery of solutions that are secure, reliable, properly planned, and meticulously executed.

Serving the global financial, healthcare, insurance, energy, and technology markets, NetSol has operations, offices, and joint ventures in Adelaide, Bangkok, Beijing, Lahore, London, Riyadh, San Francisco, and San Pedro Sula. NetSol Technologies' clients include Fortune 500 manufacturers, global automakers, financial institutions, utilities, technology providers, and government agencies.

NetSol Technologies, Inc. (NTWK), is well positioned with its core product offerings as it continues to expand into new international market opportunities. Looking forward, the company is very optimistic of its short-term and long-term outlook as it sees strong growth in Asia Pacific as well as the South East Asian markets, while also envisioning unlimited potential for its niche solutions and services in the Americas. Disclaimer

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NetSol Technologies, Inc. News:

NetSol Technologies to Reveal On Demand smartOCI(TM) Search Engine at SAPPHIRE(R) NOW Conference

NetSol Technologies to Participate in Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship

NetSol Technologies Announces Engagement of RedChip Companies to Lead Public and Investor Relations

Micro Identification Technologies Inc. (MMTC)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Micro Identification Technologies Inc. (MMTC) Today Micro Identification Technologies Inc. closed trading at $0.0360, which was up 2.86 percent from yesterday's close. Their volume today was 10,500 shares.

Micro Identification Technologies Inc. (MMTC) is focused on becoming a global leader in developing, supporting and marketing rapid systems and processes that detect and identify microbial organisms. For several years the company has been working on the development of a breakthrough, laser-based microbial identification technology. This technology has been designed to be extremely fast and easy to use while not relying on conventional chemical or biological processing, fluorescent tags, gas chromatography or DNA analysis.

The system works by measuring scattered light intensity as individual microbes pass through a laser beam. The intensity pattern of the scattered light is a direct consequence of the size, shape and external and internal optical characteristics of the microbe. By measuring scattered light at specific angles, MIT’s system detects and differentiates objects the size of bacteria, protozoa, yeasts and molds.

The company’s technology offers significant advantages over today’s methods of microbial detection, including lower cost, rapid results, easier use and the ability to test for multiple bacteria in one process. The system is statistically based and includes a unique MIT Microbe Library of pre-measured light scattering identifiers - or fingerprints - derived from the measurements of tens of thousands of individual microbes for each species and subspecies to be detected.

MIT’s technology has the potential to revolutionize the $5 billion rapid microbial test market by annually saving thousands of lives and tens of millions of dollars. Since 1998, the industry has had an annual expansion of 9.2 percent - with growth projections for 30 percent annually. MIT is well positioned with its cutting-edge microbial technology as demand continues to soar as a result of major health, safety and homeland security issues. Disclaimer

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Consorteum Holdings Inc. (CSRH) Announces Initiative to Organize Business Pursuits for Streamlined Efficiency

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. today announced its intent to divide the company into the operational divisions it has been creating over the last 12 months. The company will divide its initiatives into three main business units: Consorteum Financial Services, MyGolf Rewards, and Technology Services.

Consorteum Financial Services will target the traditional payment markets, working with established partners such as NxSystems and 8760, relationships that have already been announced. This division is anticipated to be highly lucrative, resulting in long term contracts that produce ongoing revenue streams with recurring transactions. In order to effectively manage all of the new and existing opportunities, Consorteum Holdings said it will soon announce the appointment of a Vice President of Sales to oversee this business area.

The company also provided an update within this business division relating to Blue Sea Manning which is now one month into piloting its new payroll and multi-currency program. Consorteum is now able to offer the cruise ship and private yachting industry a proven new method of international payroll and currency settlement. As previously stated, this is a pilot for a much larger initiative and will be announced shortly.
The second business unit will be MyGolf Rewards. As previously announced, the company increased its ownership position in My Golf Rewards to a controlling interest. A pilot has been successfully completed and the program is now ready for rapid expansion both in North America and Internationally. To capitalize on this venture Consorteum has engaged a prominent capital company in Toronto to raise $1.5 million.

Consorteum Holdings’ third business area is a joint venture with or acquisition of Tenzing I.M. The combination of their resources will be focused on new and emerging technology partners. Consorteum’s business with Tenzing will be completely transaction based, thus adding value to Tenzing’s existing client base.

Craig Fielding, C.E.O. Consorteum Holdings commented, “This streamlining will help considerably as we build both our company and shareholder value. We will support the initiatives outlined above with independent financing and add considerably to the value of our overall portfolio.”

NetSol Technologies, Inc. (NTWK) Eager to Reveal On Demand smartOCI(TM) Search Engine at SAPPHIRE(R) NOW Conference

NetSol Technologies, Inc., provider of global business services and enterprise application solutions to private and public sector organizations worldwide, announced today that it is all set to reveal a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering for its smartOCI(TM) search engine at SAP’s SAPPHIRE(R) NOW conference being held May 16-19, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Hosted by SAP AG, the SAPPHIRE NOW show is attended by software industry leaders who are excited to share and demonstrate innovative solutions running on-premise, on-demand or on-device to enable real-time decision-making. NetSol Technologies will be exhibiting at Booth Number 3415b.

NetSol’s smartOCI(TM) 1.0 is a new search engine technology designed to provide corporate buyers and shoppers a simple and intuitive user interface to search multiple supplier catalogs simultaneously within the SAP SRM application. Developed for customers who are currently running the SAP Supplier Relationship Management eProcurement platform, smartOCI(TM) is delivered through the SaaS distribution model, where software applications are remotely hosted and users can securely access them from anywhere with an Internet connection.

The beta program for smartOCI(TM) 1.0, now employed by six customers, is scheduled to end May 10. The solution is currently pending SAP certification. According to the press release, NetSol will offer special “QuickStart” pricing packages to SAP customers attending the SAPPHIRE NOW event.

Najeeb Ghauri, Chairman and CEO of NetSol, commented, “We wanted to provide our customers with a solution that drives immediate and real value to procurement organizations without upfront hardware, software license and maintenance costs. Deploying our smartOCI(TM) search engine as a SaaS offering allows us to achieve this goal.”

General Environmental Management, Inc. (GEVI) Water Treatment Facility Foresees Significant Growth in Oil and Gas Sector Revenues

Before the opening bell this morning, General Environmental Management Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Southern California Waste Water (SCWW), is expecting this year’s revenue from servicing oil and gas producers will increase 75% over 2009.

Tim Koziol, CEO of GEM, stated, “We are pleased that this sector of SCWW’s base business continues to grow. GEM is committed to providing the resources necessary to maximize SCWW’s opportunities in the Southern California marketplace.”

“SCWW services the oil and gas industry, domestic waste generators, and general industry,” added Doug Edwards, GEM Chief Strategy Officer and SCWW CEO. “We were initially established by several oil companies to service their needs and for almost 40 years that is all we did. Then for a period of a decade we abandoned that market in favor of domestic waste and general industry. In the past three years we have re-invested earnings to expand our capabilities to service all three sectors. The result has been very satisfying as both big and small oil operators increasingly find SCWW as the best solution to their non-hazardous wastewater disposal needs.”

Edwards explained, “The growth can be attributed to several factors, including a strong marketing presence, the rise in oil prices, vertical integration through the exclusive licensed use of PetroMax and environmental services, and improved processing capacities that enable trucks to be serviced quickly and safely. We have plans that will further extend our growth in the energy sector which we plan to announce this summer.”

Mr. Koziol further commented, “While California continues to suffer from the recent recession, SCWW’s business model of diversification and integration within the wastewater business sectors has enabled the company to not only weather the storm, but to emerge stronger than ever. Still, as California’s business outlook improves, we anticipate additional growth in domestic waste and general industry sectors.”

Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PVCT) Moving Forward with Licensure of PV-10 for Metastatic Melanoma, Successfully Concludes End-of-Phase 2 FDA Meeting

Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development-stage biopharma specialist creating innovative new therapies for the oncology (focused on melanoma) and dermatology markets, whose leading oncology agent, PV-10, is engineered to precisely target cancer cells without harming surrounding tissues while delimiting negative side effects, announced the holding of an end-of-Phase 2 meeting with the FDA regarding licensure endpoints and the potential clinical program scope of the Company’s metastatic melanoma formulation PV-10.

Held at White Oak Campus, the FDA’s site in Silver Spring, MD, with the essential goal of creating consensus relevant to extant clinical data as to how to proceed, the meeting offered an opportunity to vet the clinical applications of PV-10, which is a proprietary, injectable formulation of a 30-year old compound called Rose Bengal, used by ophthalmologists to evaluate damage to the eye.

CEO of PVCT, Craig Dees, Ph.D., was pleased to have this valuable opportunity to go over the data amassed thus far from Phase 1 and 2 studies with PV-10, and characterized the meeting as bearing fruitful results as per “definition of the pathway leading to licensure”.

Dr. Dees acknowledged the need for a second end-of-Phase 2 meeting in the months ahead, after having consulted with FDA officials, because the crucial Phase 3 randomized controlled study design must be both perfect and in accordance with requirements in order to qualify for Special Protocol Assessment (SPA).

Dr. Dees noted that the Company was indeed fortunate to be able to afford the kind of flexibility which allows them to consider either the conventional Phase 3 or an accelerated route to licensure. That is, while the Company considers Phase 3 SPA a rock-solid standard, considering the nature of the disease and data generated thus far on PV-10, the opportunity to achieve accelerated approval may also be advantageous.

Rose Bengal is a small molecule with a three-decade track record of proven safety, a short half-life in the blood, and the ability to be easily excreted by the liver and kidneys without inordinate strain to these organs. It was first selected by the Company when the substance was observed to have the capacity to selectively target cancer cells via chemoablation, killing them in a way that mimics both apoptosis and necrosis.

The Company has received FDA orphan drug designation for its leading melanoma indication, and is proceeding in Phase 2 trialing of PH-10, their leading dermatological topical treatment for atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, and has recently initiated Phase 1 of PV-10 for liver cancer.


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