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American Lorain Corporation (ALN)

China Vesting reported recently on American Lorain Corporation (ALN), and we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

American Lorain Corporation is an international processed snack foods, convenience foods, and frozen foods company. The Company currently sells more than 230 products to 26 provinces and administrative regions in China as well as to 42 foreign countries. Trading on the NYSE Amex, the Company has their headquarters in Shandong Province, China.

American Lorain Corporation operates through their four direct and indirect subsidiaries and one leased factory located in China. The Company's core product line is chestnuts and chestnut-based snack foods.

In April of 2010, the Company announced that 550 7-Eleven convenience stores in Guangzhou, China began selling Lorain® branded "Lunch Box" products. In May, American Lorain announced that they began promoting sales of open bottom frozen chestnuts at Lorain®-branded retail food counters in 40 locations. They plan to expand to 70 in Beijing and Chongqing.

On May 13, 2010, American Lorain Corporation announced financial results for their first quarter ended March 31, 2010. First Quarter 2010 highlights include revenue reaching $24.6 million, up 15.8 percent from Q1 2009. Convenience foods sales increased 586.0 percent year over year.

In addition, highlights also include operating income of $3.3 million, up 10.6 percent from Q1 2009. Net income was $1.86 million, up 6 percent from Q1 2009. Earnings per diluted share were $0.07 based on 26.7 million diluted weighted average shares outstanding on March 31, 2010.

Chestnuts and chestnut-based snack foods, accounted for approximately 52.8 percent of revenues for the quarter, and increased 2.2 percent quarter over quarter. American Lorain sees higher demand for the Company's traditional chestnut product line along with additional sales revenues being generated by frozen chestnut summer promotions in Beijing and Chongqing, in the coming quarters.

American Lorain will continue servicing their frozen food customers as part of a broader marketing strategy and in response to a highly competitive environment in which they are not actively seeking new customers. They mainly use outsourced, third party manufacturing facilities for their frozen foods. They also maintain limited production exposure and contractual obligations in this segment.

American Lorain Corporation (ALN) closed Thursday's session at $3.28, up 4.08%, on 155,170 traded shares.

Anooraq Resources Corporation (ANO)

Stock Spice, Bloom Money, and Cool Penny Stocks reported earlier on Anooraq Resources Corporation (ANO), and we highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Anooraq Resources Corporation is a platinum group metals (PGM) mining, exploration, and development company. The Company controls the third largest PGM resource base in South Africa. They trade on the NYSE Amex and have their headquarters in Sandton, South Africa. They also have an office in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Anooraq Resources controls and operates the Bokoni Platinum Mines. They also maintain a controlling interest in the Ga-Phasha Project, located adjacent to Bokoni, and the Boikgantsho and Kwanda Projects.

Bokoni is an operating mine located on the northeastern limb of the Bushveld Complex, to the north of and adjacent to the Ga- Phasha Project. The Bokoni property consists of seven mining licenses covering an area of approximately 15,000 hectares. Anooraq's plans for transforming Bokoni center on creating a new business culture at the mine, reducing costs, and increasing production. They also center on implementing a disciplined approach to ore body management and grade control.

Because of the completion of the Bokoni Transaction on July 1, 2009, Anooraq effectively owns 51 percent of the Ga-Phasha Project. Anooraq intends to advance the Ga-Phasha prefeasibility study this year. This is to incorporate synergistic opportunities between the Ga-Phasha and the Bokoni mine. The Company is currently investigating opportunities to mine the Merensky Reef at Ga-Phasha. This is through using the adjacent Brakfontein infrastructure.

Located on the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex and adjacent to Anglo Platinum's Mogalakwena Mine, Anooraq acquired the Boikgantsho Project via a land acquisition in 2000 and a joint venture with Anglo Platinum in 2004. Anooraq intends to embark on a pre-feasibility study. Their goal is to increase the inherent value of the Boikgantsho Project. On completion of the pre-feasibility undertaken, they will make a decision on the further development of the project.

Anooraq effectively owns 51 percent of the Kwanda Project. They will continue with prospecting programs on the Kwanda Project. They will also pursue opportunities to increase their knowledge base of the twelve properties originally earmarked for exploration. This is through information sharing with other parties conducting exploration activities in the area.

On May 12, 2010, Anooraq Resources Corporation announced their production and financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2010. Highlights for the quarter include completion of labor restructuring, and a foundation laid for production growth from April 2010. In addition, the Company's absolute operating costs continue to decrease, their cash-operating margin increased by 33 percent, and they achieved 1.5 million fatality free shifts.

Revenue for the quarter decreased by 8 percent from C$34.823 million for the quarter to December 2009, to C$32.206 million because of reduced production volumes.  Due to continuing absolute cost reductions and improving metal prices, operating margins improved at Bokoni. Cash operating margins increased by the aforementioned 33 percent and Bokoni produced an operating profit of C$2.6 million for the quarter, representing a 23 percent improvement quarter-on-quarter. The Company's basic and diluted loss per share narrowed to C$0.02 cents per share for the quarter. For Q4 2009 it was C$0.03 cents per share.

Anooraq Resources Corporation (ANO) closed today's session at $1.14, up 0.88%, on 176,595 traded shares.

AeroCentury Corp. (ACY)

Recently, Taglich Brothers reported on AeroCentury Corp. (ACY), and we choose to highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

AeroCentury Corp. is an independent aircraft leasing company that trades on the NYSE Amex. They are an aircraft operating lessor and finance company specializing in leasing regional aircraft and engines utilizing triple net leases. The Company leases their aircraft and engines to regional airlines and commercial users globally. AeroCentury Corp. has their corporate headquarters in Burlingame, California.

The Company formed in 1997 through the consolidation of predecessor companies and listed on the American Stock Exchange in January 1998. They utilize triple net leases of three to five years in duration. As of December 31, 2009, AeroCentury Corp. owned 43 aircraft, comprised of 7 different types, and 3 aircraft engines on lease to customers in 15 countries worldwide. The Company utilizes a $75 million revolving line of credit to purchase aircraft assets.

AeroCentury's income-earning assets have increased more than 640 percent since January 1998 from $17 million to over $127 million. They had net income of $5,657,400, or $3.62 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2009. This is in comparison to net income of $3,292,900, or $2.08, per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2008.

The Company's strategic focus is on specialized regional aircraft and engines used for regional passenger traffic and special cargo and courier operations. Their business plan is to expand their pool of leased aircraft to achieve capital growth. This is while maintaining a manageable level of investment risk. The Company's emphasis is mainly in regional markets outside the United States.

Last month, AeroCentury Corp. reported their preliminary, unaudited operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010. For the quarter ended March 31, 2010, the Company reported total revenues of $8.8 million compared with total revenues of $8.0 million for the same period of the prior year. They reported net income of $1,896,000, or $1.20 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2010, compared to net income of $1,238,000, or $0.80 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2009. 

AeroCentury Corp. (ACY) closed Thursday's trading session at $20.28, up 2.94%, on 3,819 traded shares.

Autobytel Inc. (ABTL)

Stock Egg and Penny Invest reported recently on Autobytel Inc. (ABTL), and we choose to highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Trading on the NASDAQ Global Market, Autobytel Inc. pioneered the automotive Internet when they launched autobytel.com in 1995. They are a leader in providing online consumer leads and marketing resources to car dealers and manufacturers. The Company is continuing to offer innovative products and services to help auto dealers and manufacturers sell more new and used cars. Autobytel Inc. has their headquarters in Irvine, California.

Autobytel helps automotive consumers' research vehicles, and connects dealers nationwide with motivated car buyers. They also assist major automakers market their brand online.

Via their flagship website Autobytel.com®, the Company's network of automotive sites including Autoweb.com®, AutoSite.com®, Car.com(sm), CarSmart.com®, CarTV.com®, and MyRide.com®, and their respected online partners, Autobytel continues their focus of innovating the industry's highest quality Internet programs. This is to provide consumers with a comprehensive and positive automotive research and purchasing experience. It is also to provide auto dealers, dealer groups, and auto manufacturers with one of the industry's most productive and cost-effective customer referral and marketing programs.

Autobytel Inc.'s lead programs include a new vehicle lead program that allows consumers to submit requests for pricing and availability of specific makes and models. They have a used vehicle lead program, which allows consumers to search for used vehicles according to specific search parameters. This includes parameters such as the price, make, model, mileage, year, and location of the vehicle. They also have a finance lead program, designed to provide consumers opportunity to obtain vehicle financing and other services.

On June 9, 2010, Autobytel Inc. announced that automotive media and marketing veteran Mr. Jim Helberg was named as Autobytel's Executive Vice President, Product, Marketing and Analytics. Mr. Helberg has a 25-year record of strategic marketing, advertising and media accomplishments with some of the leading automotive ad agencies.

"Jim's highly regarded reputation in the auto industry, and beyond – as well as his proven leadership at the helm of successful marketing programs for world class brands such as Honda, Toyota and Chrysler – will serve us well as we further invigorate our mission of providing in-market car-buyers with the best available online experience, and OEMs and dealers with the tools to sell more cars, more cost-efficiently," said Autobytel President and CEO Mr. Jeff Coats.

Today, Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) closed at $1.22, down 2.39%, on 154,501 traded shares.

Hythiam Inc. (HYTM)

Recently, Ceocast News reported on Hythiam Inc. (HYTM), Greenbackers, OTC Picks, Micro Stock Profit, Beacon Equity Research did earlier, and we highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Hythiam, Inc. provides specialized behavioral health management services to health plans, employers, and unions via a network of licensed and company managed health care providers. The Company does this through their Catasys® subsidiary. The design of the Catasys® substance dependence program is to address substance dependence as a chronic disease. Hythiam Inc. trades on the OTC Bulletin Board and they have their headquarters in Los Angeles, California.

The Catasys® program works to lower costs and improve member health. This is through the delivery of integrated medical and psychosocial interventions in combination with long-term care coaching, including the proprietary PROMETA® Treatment Program for alcoholism and stimulant dependence.

The PROMETA Treatment Program is also available on a private-pay basis through licensed treatment providers. This Program integrates behavioral, nutritional, and medical components. Hythiam does not practice medicine or manufacture, distribute, or sell any medications. In addition, the Company has no relationship with any manufacturers or distributors of medications used in the PROMETA Treatment Program.

On January 20, 2009, Hythiam Inc. sold their entire interest in their controlled subsidiary CompCare for aggregate gross proceeds of $1.5 million. The Company recognized a gain of approximately $11.2 million from the sale of their CompCare interest.

Under their licensing agreements, Hythiam Inc. provides physicians and other licensed treatment providers access to their PROMETA Treatment Program, education, and training in the implementation and use of the licensed technology. However, the patient's physician determines the appropriateness of the use of the PROMETA Treatment Program.

Hythiam Inc. receives a fee for the licensed technology and related services. This is generally on a per patient basis. The Company had 47 active licensing agreements with physicians, hospitals, and treatment providers for 52 sites throughout the United States, as of March 31, 2010. Nine sites contributed to revenue in 2010.

The Company will continue to enter into agreements on a selective basis with additional healthcare providers. This is to increase the availability of the PROMETA Treatment Program. They will do this only in markets where they are currently operating, or where such sites will provide support for their Catasys® products.

Hythiam Inc. currently manages one treatment center under their licensing agreements, located in Santa Monica, California (dba The Center to Overcome Addiction). They manage the business components of the treatment center and license the PROMETA Treatment Program and use of the name. This is in exchange for management and licensing fees under the terms of full business service management agreements.

Hythiam Inc. (HYTM) closed Thursday at $0.25, up 2.86%, on 19,398 traded shares.

Laural Resources Inc. (LRAL)

Today we are highlighting Laural Resources Inc. (LRAL), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Laural Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration enterprise that purchased the Waibau Gold Claim, located in the Republic of Fiji, from Siti Ventures Inc. The Company received incorporation under the laws of the State of Nevada on February 13, 2007, under the name of Laural Resources, Inc. They have their headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, and they trade on the OTC Bulletin Board.

Laural Resources Inc. is the beneficial owner of a 100 percent interest in the Waibau Gold Claim. This is the Company's sole mineral property. They intend to undertake exploration work on the Waibai Gold Claim during this spring/summer of 2010.

They are currently in the pre-exploration stage. The Company does not have any ore body and have not generated any revenues from their operations. Their planned exploration work is exploratory in nature.

Laural Resources engaged Robert Symonds, P. Geol., in March 2007. This was to conduct a review and analysis of the Waibau Claim and the previous exploration work undertaken on the property and to recommend a mineral exploration program for the Waibau Claim. Mr. Symond's report titled "Summary of Exploration of the Waibau Property, Lautoka, Fiji" dated March 12, 2007 recommended a two-phase exploration program for the Waibau Claim.

Laural Resources must conduct exploration to determine what minerals exist on their property. They must also determine whether they can be economically extracted and profitably processed. The Company plans to proceed with exploration of the Waibau Claim by completing Phase I of the work recommended in the Symonds Report. This is to begin determining the potential for discovering commercially exploitable deposits of gold on their claim.

On June 11, 2010, Laural Resources, Inc. announced that effective June 4, 2010, they entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Abtech Industries, Inc., a Delaware corporation. The Company proposes to acquire all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Abtech.

Abtech is an environmental technologies firm. They focus on providing innovative solutions to communities and industry addressing issues of water pollutants and contamination. They base their products on polymer technologies capable of removing hydrocarbons, sediment, and other foreign elements from still or flowing water.

Under certain non-binding terms of the LOI, the parties agree to act towards entering into a definitive agreement by June 25, 2010. Abtech will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Laural Resources Inc., at the closing of the transaction.

General Moly, Inc. (GMO)

Greenbackers, Wealth Daily, and Today's Financial News reported earlier on General Moly, Inc. (GMO), and we choose to highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

General Moly, Inc. is a molybdenum mineral development, exploration, and mining company. Their primary asset is their interest in the Mt. Hope project located in central Nevada. It is considered one of the world's largest and highest-grade molybdenum deposits.  General Moly, Inc. trades on the NYSE Amex and the Toronto Stock Exchange. They have their corporate headquarters in Lakewood, Colorado.

The Company's goal is to become the largest primary molybdenum producer by the middle of the next decade. They also have a second molybdenum property, the Liberty project that is also located in central Nevada. General Moly is working to profitably develop and operate the Mt. Hope property, in which they own an 80 percent interest. They are also continuing their evaluation of the Liberty project, which they wholly own.

The Mt. Hope property contains 1.3 billion pounds of proven and probable reserves, with an average process grade of 0.103 percent molybdenum over the first five years of mining. General Moly owns their interest in Mt. Hope through a joint venture with POSCO, the world's fourth largest steel company.

The Liberty project is one of the world's top three molybdenum projects currently under consideration for development. The Liberty project will produce 503 million pounds of molybdenum over a 33-year mine life, based on a Pre-feasibility Study completed in 2008. General Moly owns the entire Liberty project on a royalty-free basis.

On May 18, 2010, General Moly, Inc. announced that an independent poll of Eureka County residents commissioned by the Company showed overwhelming support for the Mt. Hope project and the General Moly team.

Bruce D. Hansen, Chief Executive Officer, said, "The results of this survey are extremely encouraging. That 74% of Eureka County residents support the development of the Mt. Hope project and 60% have a positive impression of our Company are phenomenal results for a modern greenfield mining project and speak to the importance of doing things right and maintaining open and honest communication with the community."

Molybdenum (moly) is a metallic element used mainly as an alloy in steel manufacturing. Moly-enhanced stainless and construction-grade steels are stronger and more resistant to heat and corrosion than other types of steel. Another use of moly is to remove sulfur from liquid fuels in the petroleum refining process.

General Moly, Inc. (GMO) closed Thursday's trading at $3.53, down 3.29%, on 445,214 traded shares.

Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (ANV)

Streetwise Reports and Investorplace reported recently on Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (ANV), Momentum Trades did earlier, and we are highlighting the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Headquartered in Reno, Nevada, Allied Nevada Gold Corp. is a gold mining and exploration enterprise that trades on the NYSE Amex. The Company operates their wholly owned open pit Hycroft Mine, near Winnemucca, Nevada. Operations at Hycroft currently involve open pit mining and run-of-mine heap leaching of oxide ore from the Brimstone deposit.  They also own a number of advanced and early-stage exploration properties located throughout Nevada. 

Allied Nevada Gold Corp. reactivated the Hycroft Mine in September of 2007. This mine was placed on care and maintenance in late 1998 because of low metal prices. The Company achieved initial production in the fourth quarter of 2008 and the mine achieved commercial production rates by the end of 2009. They expect to begin integrating a crushing system into the process stream in mid-2010. This is as they transition from the acid leach material currently being mined to harder siliceous ore, crushing approximately 30 percent of the material to improve gold and silver recoveries.

In May, the Company reported that results of variability testing of 20 additional samples of sulphide mineralization confirm previously announced initial test results. The additional variability samples were taken from the Cut-5, Boneyard, Bay Area, and Vortex areas of their Hycroft mine. Rougher flotation of the initial seven samples indicated recoveries averaging approximately 88 percent for gold and 85 percent for silver.

Rougher flotation recoveries for all 27 samples, including the initial seven samples, averaged 79.7 percent for gold and 71.7 percent for silver. Cyanidation of the combined tailings increased overall recoveries to approximately 88 percent for gold and 86 percent for silver, on average. Sulphide content of the cleaner concentrate was approximately 25 percent.

On June 3, 2010, Allied Nevada Gold Corp. announced that they completed their previously announced cross-border public offering of common stock. In connection with the closing, 13,500,000 shares of common stock sold in the Offering. This includes 500,000 shares of common stock pursuant to the over-allotment option, at a price of Cdn$21.00 per share for aggregate proceeds of Cdn$283,500,000.

Allied Nevada Gold Corp. intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to satisfy their initial capital needs for the first three years of the accelerated mine plan at the Hycroft Mine. They also intend to use the proceeds to fund exploration programs and to complete a feasibility study related to the sulfide mineralization at the Hycroft property.

Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (ANV) closed Thursday's trading session at $20.54, up 3.32%, on 757,670 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 $0.0016, which is even with yesterday's close. Their volume today was 1,292,000 shares.

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 Files Form 15, Focuses on Securing Additional Revenue Opportunities

eDoorways - CorkSport, Sign First PowerKey Channel Deal

eDoorways Announces Its First Revenue Generation Steps as Positive

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH). Today, Consorteum Holdings, Inc. closed trading at $0.0023, which is even with yesterday's close. Their volume today was 234,000 shares.

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

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. Blog

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. News:

Consorteum Holdings Inc. Announces an Agreement with Rosebank Capital to Raise $1,500,000 for MyGolf Rewards Canada

Consorteum Holdings Inc. Appoints New Vice President of Sales

Consorteum Holdings Inc. Organizes Initiatives for Streamlined Efficiency

Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc. (SMEV)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc. (SMEV). Today, Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc. closed trading at $0.0261. Their volume today was 187,298 shares.

Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc. (SMEV) is focused on manufacturing and distributing their patented SpaCapsule® as well as continued innovation in the areas of anti-aging, cosmetics, relaxation, cellulite reduction, and weight loss. Finding use in numerous environments such as relaxation centers, golf clubs, ski lounges, gyms, and health clubs, the SpaCapsule® provides next generation de-stressing and relaxation.

The company’s founders, Dr. Ella Frenkel and Dr. Ilya Spivak, initially capitalized Simulated Environment Concepts Inc. with several million dollars of their own money. With this initial investment, the company worked on, and succeeded in developing, the sleek and stylish looking pressurized dry water massage relaxation station.

SpaCapsule® is a full body massage, aromatherapy, audio and video entertainment system. The capsules are fused with advanced modern technology and healing methods of aromatherapy and audiovisual relaxation techniques, incorporating proprietary water-jet and pressure-jet technology that requires no on-site plumbing. Weighing approximately 500 lbs, the capsule only requires standard electric service.

Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc. (SMEV) anticipates progressive and consistent growth over the next six years. With individuals spending billions of dollars on de-stressing, weight loss, anti aging, cosmetics, massage and physical rehabilitations, the company is in a position to experience explosive growth from current levels. Disclaimer

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Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc. News:

Dermscan's Research to Support SpaCapsule's Weight Loss/Anti-Cellulite Benefits

Simulated Environment Concepts Receives Additional Operation Capital

SpaCapsule Expansion Into Europe Continues to Gain Momentum

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 $0.046, which is even with yesterday's close. Their volume today was 182,640 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

Micro Identification Technologies Inc. Blog

Micro Identification Technologies Inc. News:

MIT Initiates Expansion Plans Enabled by Recently Completed Manufacturing and Financing Agreements

MIT Contracts OSI Optoelectronics to Manufacture the MIT 1000 Rapid Microbial Identification System

U.S. Equity News Features Micro Identification Technologies in the Fight Against Bacteria

Uranium Energy Corp (UEC) is Riding the Uranium Wave

Uranium Energy Corp., a Texas based exploration and development company focused on uranium production in the U.S. using advanced on-site recovery methods, is capitalizing on the world’s first significant alternative energy boom.

The market cycle for uranium has, until recently, been largely depressed due to the virtual freeze on nuclear power station construction. Today, however, with increasing pressures against the use of fossil fuels, uranium is seen as a viable alternative, offering a well-understood, safe, efficient, and emission free source of reliable energy.

Throughout the world, nuclear power is on the rise, with China, India, and Russia alone moving forward on the construction of over 75 new reactors. But the U.S. is still the biggest consumer of uranium in the world, with 104 nuclear reactors, generating roughly 20% of the country’s energy and using 55 million pounds of uranium (U3O8) annually. Much of that uranium currently comes from foreign sources, and there are now renewed calls for more domestic sources of uranium.

UEC controls one of the largest historic uranium exploration and development databases in the country, and plans to use this vast knowledge base to continue acquiring and advancing exploration throughout the southwestern U.S. The company has concentrated its property acquisition program primarily in Texas, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah, areas that have historically shown the highest uranium concentrations for mining in the country.

The company uses “in-situ” recovery (ISR), a non-invasive and environmentally friendly mining process to extract uranium from porous sandstone aquifers by reversing the natural processes which deposited the uranium. The company’s fully licensed Hobson processing facility, located about 100 miles northwest of Corpus Christi, Texas, is designed to process uranium-loaded resins from satellite facilities to a final product commonly known as yellowcake or U3O8, and is key to all of UEC’s projects in South Texas.

As a result, UEC considers itself especially well positioned for funding and exploring uranium development.

For more information, see the company website at www.UraniumEnergy.com.

Tombstone Exploration Corp. (TMBXF) Announces QualityStocks Coverage

Tombstone Exploration Corp. announced they will be featured in upcoming Daily Newsletters, Daily Blogs, and Message Boards. QualityStocks has over 750,000 subscribers to The Daily Stock Newsletter, which is a free service that collects data from hundreds of Small-Cap and Micro-Cap online Investment Newsletters and puts it all into one Free Daily Newsletter Report.

Tombstone Exploration is focused on focused on capitalizing on today’s increasing demand and prices for both precious and base metals. Tombstone Exploration has acquired the mineral rights to approximately 11,500 acres of historical mining land (with additional land pending) and is the largest holder of land in the Tombstone Mining District. Through strategic expansion, the company plans to acquire additional properties, as well as integrate the extraction of precious metals and other minerals.

Tombstone Exploration is poised for rapid production and financial success. Relationships and agreements are in place, properties are in hand and additional properties are under review and being acquired. Initial geological studies have also been completed and indicate that significant financial returns are highly probable. Additionally, initial projections are consistent with geological reports and historical recoveries for the Tombstone District.

Mr. Alan Brown, CEO of Tombstone Exploration, stated, “TMBXF has a unique and solid business foundation, and appreciates the opportunity to sponsor the Quality Stocks Newsletter, Video and Blogs. QualityStocks is providing a much needed service in the micro-cap and small-cap markets.”

Michael McCarthy, Managing Director for QualityStocks, commented, “We are very pleased to have TMBXF as a featured company. The Company is methodically establishing itself as a category leader.”

Neurocrine Biosciences (NBIX) and Abbott (ABT) Team Up to Commercialize Novel Endometriosis/Uterine Fibroid Drug Elagolix

Abbott, www.abbott.com – one of the undisputed global health care leaders with proficiencies in pharmaceuticals, nutritionals, diagnostics and devices, and Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NBIX), www.neurocrine.com – the biopharma developer focused on endocrine and neurological disease/disorders, announced entry into a collaborative agreement for developing and bringing the new endometriosis-related pain treatment, Elagolix, to full commercialization.

Elagolix is a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist which inhibits receptors in the pituitary gland, giving it a unique functionality as an estrogen delimiter which is able to relieve symptoms without the typical adverse side effects.

Elagolix is a first-in-class oral 8 preparation which has shown pain reduction effectiveness in Phase II endometriosis trials (recently completed Phase IIb), and which has been studied in 18 clinical trials to date comprising more than 1,000 subjects.

Elagolix also shows promise for addressing the strikingly problematic benign tumors called uterine fibroids which can form on the wall of the uterus and – depending on their number and density – lead to a variety of painful and even serious conditions like miscarriages and infertility.
Senior VP of Pharmaceuticals, Research and Development at ABT, John Leonard, M.D. pointed to the abundant preclinical and clinical data as clear indicators that Elagolix represents an “important advance” for endometriosis (100M women worldwide according to The World Endometriosis Research Foundation) and uterine fibroid patients.

In the US alone, direct and indirect costs related to endometriosis are projected at over $20B a year, and Dr. Leonard notes the prevalence of the condition and massive demand for new treatments, pointing to this agreement as a huge boon for ABT’s late-stage pipeline, with great potential for more compounds in earlier stage development.

The agreement indicates that ABT will obtain worldwide rights for development and commercialization of Elagolix (and all of the next-gen GnRH antagonists develop for men and women) in exchange for $75M upfront and the funding of development.

The agreement further stipulates that NBIX is eligible for commercial, development and regulatory milestone bonus payments of approximately $500M from ABT, royalties on future product sales, and funding for specific internal expenses associated with collaboration.

President and CEO of NBIX, Kevin Gorman, was clearly pleased at having a sector powerhouse like ABT on-board for the big push to get this miraculous and much-sought-after new drug to market, indicating to shareholders that satisfaction of the overwhelming market demand with a successful product will directly translate into returns.

Socialwise (SCLW) Division, BillMyParents®, Signs Deals with Several Major Action Sports Retailers

BillMyParents®, the online teen payment solutions division of Socialwise, Inc., announced today that they are partnering with three major action sports retailers for their Supervised Shopping™ program. BillMyParents has been selective in demographics when selecting partnerships as they are targeting sites where teens browse and shop online. The retail partners represent over $1 billion in annual sales from millions of online consumers and over 900 retail locations nationwide.

As part of the agreement, the retailers will promote BillMyParents to their existing consumer base which is expected to generate 20 million impressions per month for the BillMyParents branded shopping buttons. While full details have not been disclosed, further information, including the retailer sites, is expected to be released in July and early August. Currently being implemented, BillMyParnets will be launching on the retailers’ websites from here forward. When browsing a partner retail site, teens will see a branded BillMyParents® payment button next to individual items, allowing them to initiate a purchase in seconds.

BillMyParents provides innovative and simple payment solutions for teens and their parents. When using the Supervised Shopping™ program, teens safely shop online on partner retail sites and click on the BillMyParents payment. Selections are sent right away by email to parents, who can easily manage and approve requests. The system ensures security of private financial data as teens and merchants never see parents’ credit card information. Teens’ spending accounts can be loaded with money in advance or on a regular basis, just like an allowance.

These strategic partnerships are the latest in a series of moves targeting action sports-specific teen participants and enthusiasts. In April of this year, Socialwise announced the signing of high-profile endorsement deals with action sports and entertainment stars Rob Dyrdek, Travis Pastrana and Ryan Sheckler.

Jim Collas, President and CEO of BillMyParents, commented, “The action sports market has a tremendous influence within teens’ lifestyles and trends,” Mr. Collas continued, “The credibility of the athletes we’ve signed and the retailers we’re partnering with (well-known retailers teens use on a regular basis) signifies our commitment to bringing our payment solutions directly to where tweens and teens like to shop.”


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