Archive for May, 2011

Car Charging Group, Inc. (CCGI) Announces the Completed Installations of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in West Palm Beach, Florida

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Car Charging Group, Inc., a developmental stage company that focuses on owning, providing, and servicing electric charging service facilities for the electric vehicle (EV) automobile market, recently announced that it has completed the installation of seven EV changing station in West Palm Beach, Florida.

“We’re thrilled to be working with the city of West Palm Beach,” said Car Charging Group CEO Michael D. Farkas. “As one of the first municipalities installing EV charging stations in the state of Florida, they clearly share our passion and understand the importance of installing a national infrastructure of EV charging stations.”

Car Charging Group will install seven Level II, 240 volt, ChargePoint(R) Networked Charging stations for electric cars, manufactured by Coulomb Technologies, a leader in the electric vehicle charging solution market.

The charging stations will be located in the downtown West Palm Beach Clematis Street Garage, at 500 Banyan Blvd. Five of the seven stations will be assigned for West Palm Beach official use, including the Parking Administration and Code Enforcement departments, providing for the charging support for five new 100 percent electric Nissan LEAF automobiles purchased by the city, which are expected to arrive in December of this year. Two stations, which are located at the Clematis Street Garage, will be available for public use, free of charge.

Both EV and Nissan LEAF charging stations are funded through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program, which is designed to assist cities in carrying out strategies to reduce fossil fuel emissions and decrease energy use in the building, transportation, and other sectors.

“We’re very excited about installing these EV charging stations,” said Penni Redford, the sustainability manager for the city of West Palm Beach. “By installing charging stations, we are positioning West Palm Beach as a green leader, while simultaneously bolstering our mission to promote West Palm Beach’s thriving downtown business district.”

The city plans to analyze the data recorded on the public changing stations’ usage patterns. Data collection is enabled through the management applications of the ChargePoint(R) Network, which allows the station owners to track and report energy usage and greenhouse gas savings. With their analysis, the city will be able to decide if and when to install any additional charging stations.

For more information on the Car Charging Group, Inc., visit their website at: http://www.carcharging.com

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Goldrich Mining Company (GRMC) Closes Final Placement for Roughly $667k Net, Plans to Expand Gold Exploration and Production at Massive Alaskan Chandalar Property

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Goldrich Mining, the junior mineral development company which owns the entire 27 sq miles of the Chandalar gold district near Fairbanks Alaska (190 miles north), a world-class resource with high-grade gold veins and alluvial deposits, reported closure today of a private placement of the Company’s common stock/warrants. The company intends to use the capital infusion for exploration and development at Chandalar, as well as some general purpose expenses.

Everything went smoothly, with the placement being oversubscribed and terms being set in relation to the 20-day weighted volume average price of $0.23/share. The Company sold some 4.17M shares at $0.18 per unit, where each unit is comprised of a share of common stock and a warrant to purchase a share at $0.36 within 24 months from the day of issuance.

Thus GRMC has raked in some $750k, netting around $677k that the Company can use to address the massive amount of gold contained throughout the some 17.1k acres of mineral rights 100% owned by GRMC at the Chandalar site (23 patented Federal mining claims and 164 unpatented claims from the State of Alaska).

This is precisely the kind of jump start GRMC requires in order to aggressively pursue development at Chandalar, which has multiple promising targets, including a massive stratabound, sediment-hosted gold target (8 km by 550 m). The Company developed one of seven alluvial deposits, completing a test mine in 2009 that saw 1,500 oz Au in its first season of production in 2010.

Also among the terms of today’s reported private placement deal is a call option for GRMC whereby, in the event that the weighted volume average price of common shares exceeds $0.72 for 20 consecutive trading days, the Company may, at its sole discretion, issue written notice to warrant holders within ten business days, effectively accelerating warrant expiration date to within 20 business days after the issuance of notice. The Company has granted full resale registration rights to such investors.

Inquiring investors are encouraged to contact President, Director and CEO of GRMC, Mr. William Schara, directly via email at wschara@goldrichmining.com or, via the Company’s website at www.goldrichmining.com

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Energizer Resources, Inc. (ENZR) is “One to Watch”

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

It has been called the plastic of the 21st century, a strategic rare metallic element with remarkable properties that are especially important for today’s rising technologies, such as lithium-ion batteries. But it’s an element that is almost exclusively (98%) mined in South Africa, China, and Russia, typically from vanadium-bearing magnetite that requires considerable processing.

That’s why a discovery in Madagascar has brought Energizer Resources, Inc. (ENZR), a Canadian based minerals exploration company, to the attention of investors. The company has 100% interest in what is called the Green Giant project, a 225 square kilometer property in south central Madagascar. Little if any modern exploration for mineral deposits has been completed in this part of Madagascar, and the Green Giant property drillings have now shown it to be one of the largest vanadium deposits in the world. Moreover, the deposit is unique from other known vanadium deposits, because it is sediment-hosted, not magnetite hosted. Sediment-hosted vanadium requires less processing, and is expected to produce high-purity battery grade vanadium pentoxide (V2O5).

Although the project will require the upgrading of the area’s transportation and power infrastructure, Energizer Resources is working with Asia-Thai Mining, one of the owners of a nearby coal project, on a transportation upgrade sharing program. A National Instrument 43-101 compliant preliminary economic assessment (PEA) has been initiated with DRA Mineral Projects.

Vanadium is considered a strategic metal, both for performance and cost. Its primary quality is its ability to enhance the properties of things with which it is mixed. It can make things stronger, lighter, more efficient, or more powerful. For example, only a small amount of vanadium is required to dramatically increase the tensile strength of steel, making vanadium essential in construction applications. In addition, it is important in aerospace and other industries for things like vanadium-titanium alloys, offering the best strength-to-weight ratio of any engineered material. But vanadium has also become critical to battery technology, increasing the energy density and voltage of lithium-ion batteries, important for improving the performance of electric and hybrid vehicles.

Energizer, the only company actively working to produce a battery grade vanadium pentoxide as a primary product, is targeting Green Giant production for the end of 2014.

Additional information is available at the company’s website, www.EnergizerResources.com

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Fibrocell Science, Inc. (FCSC) Targeting Anti-Aging Market with Stem Cell Therapy

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

When you look in a mirror, do you see saggy cheek wrinkles running down at an angle from each side of your nose? If so, you’re on your way to understanding the significance of a biotech company called Fibrocell Science, Inc. (FCSC). Those wrinkles are called nasolabial fold wrinkles, and are considered the single most revealing indicator of your real age. Try it yourself. Use your hands to stretch your face back so that those sag wrinkles go away, and notice how much younger your face looks.

Developing an effective and affordable non-invasive anti-wrinkle treatment is cosmetic’s Holy Grail, and Fibrocell Science may have discovered the answer. The company has made major breakthroughs in developing a way to remove, regenerate, and reintroduce a person’s own fibroblasts, cells that contribute to the formation of connective tissue fibers that are critical to skin elasticity and tissue repair.

The patented process is called Fibrocell Therapy, and involves the generation and injection of azficel-T, a personalized treatment based upon the person’s own cells.

• The process begins by removing a small sample of cells from behind a patient’s ear, and sending it to the company’s advanced production facility in Pennsylvania, controlled by FDA defined Current Good Manufacturing Practices – cGMP.
• There the cells go through a process that expands fibroblasts into hundreds of millions of new cells, which are then formulated into an autologous cellular therapy.
• Cells are frozen and used for multiple treatment sessions.
• The formulated therapy is then reintroduced into the patient’s own skin by injection, with the goal of increasing the local population of fibroblasts and collagen formation.

In controlled clinical studies, a significant improvement in the appearance of nasolabial fold wrinkles was observed after injecting azficel-T. Fibrocell even has a proposed brand name for the eventual product – laViv®. Given that the global anti-aging market could approach $275 billion by 2013, it’s a name worth remembering.

But Fibrocell’s future is based upon more than the golden nugget of wrinkle removal. Fibroblasts are important for things like wound healing. The company is focused on the development of personalized autologous (derived or transferred from the same individual’s body) cell therapies for aesthetic, medical, and scientific applications. Fibrocell’s future scientific focus will be on regenerative medicine that leverages the direct and indirect therapeutic benefit of fibroblasts, and they are working with UCLA in a research collaboration involving autologous stem cell research.

For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.FibroCellScience.com

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Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc. (SMEV) Takes On New Challengers

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

SpaCapsule, the flagship hydro massage and sensory stimulation system from Simulated Environment Concepts, has moved well beyond being marketed as a feel-good automated massage device. As a product designed by doctors, SpaCapsule is increasing in popularity based upon its health benefits. At first the focus was primarily the reduction of aches and pains, together with its anti-stress qualities. Later, results from an independent study by Dermscan showed that SpaCapsule is effective as a tool for weight and cellulite reduction. SE Concepts is even considering formal FDA recognition for SpaCapsule regarding its therapeutic benefits.

By targeting the health market, SE Concepts takes on a new set of competitors, though competitors that approach the market from an admittedly different direction, two of which are shown below.

• Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELOS) – Syneron and its subsidiaries develop and sell aesthetic medical products for things like hair removal, wrinkle reduction, and skin rejuvenation and treatment. Its products are based upon the combination of radiofrequency energy and light or laser-based energy, and have also been used for the temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite and thigh circumference, and for various other treatments. The products are sold primarily to physicians and other medical practitioners.
• Cynosure (NASDAQ: CYNO) – Cynosure develops and sells a range of aesthetic treatment systems to the dermatology, plastic surgery, and general medical markets. Its products are based upon light-based energy sources, such as diode lasers and intense pulsed light. The various products are used for hair removal and the treatment of facial pigmentations and leg veins, as well as for LaserBodySculpting for the removal of unwanted fat, and also for wrinkles and skin appearance.

If SE Concepts ever decides to create a franchise network based upon SpaCapsule, they would also be in the same arena as a number of well-known massage franchises as well, including:

• Hand & Stone
• Massage Spa LaVida Massage
• Massage Greenelements therapeutic massage
• WoodHouse Day SpaMassaggiano
• Massage HeightsKeep in Touch
• Massage EnvyZen Massage Center
• One2One BodyScapes

The key difference between all of these potential competitors and SE Concepts is, of course, SpaCapsule.

For additional information on SE Concepts and SpaCapsule, visit www.SpaCapsule.com and their corporate website at www.SECCorporation.com

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Qiao Xing Universal Resources, Inc. (XING) Reports Fiscal 2010 Financial Review

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Qiao Xing Universal Resources, Inc., a leading company in the molybdenum mining business with substantial assets in the resources industry, today announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010. All figures were converted from RMB into U.S. dollar amounts.

In fiscal 2010, the company reported solid results driven by its mining business with revenues of $45.5 million, compared to approximately $29.7 million reported for fiscal 2009, and net income in fiscal 2010 of $13.7 million compared to approximately $9.7 million in fiscal 2009.

The company’s 56 percent owned subsidiary, Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co. Ltd. (QXM), responded to unfavorable competition by strategically contracting its mobile phone business, thereby limiting its operating losses. These operating losses contributed to Qiao Xing’s net loss of $8.7 million compared to a consolidated net loss of approximately $40 million in 2009.

As of December 31, 2010, Qiao Xing reported cash and equivalents of $481.5 million.

Ruilin Wu, the company’s chairman and CEO, said the company’s mining operations had a positive impact on its financial position, as evidenced through its net income for the fiscal year.

“Our mining operations grew significantly in 2010 as our mining operations began to contribute significantly to our financial results. Furthermore, we completed two additional mine acquisitions at the end of 2010 and these two operational and producing mines will contribute substantially in 2011,” Wu stated in the press release. “As seen by the impressive rise in revenue and net income in 2010, we are continuing to implement our strategy of becoming a pure-play resources company even as we work to finalize our options as relates to our remaining telecommunications business.”

In fiscal 2010, the company completed the acquisition of a 100 percent equity interest in Balinzuo Banner Xinyuan Mining Co. Ltd., which owns a mine with estimated ore reserves of 9.7 million tons which primarily contains lead, zinc and copper; and the acquisition of a 34.53 percent equity interest in Chifeng Aolunhua Mining Co. Ltd.

Moving forward, the company’s stated strategic plan is to optimize its mining assets, acquire future high potential mining assets, and to become a pure resources company.

For more information visit www.cosun-xing.com

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World Surveillance (WSGI) Completes Global Telesat Acquisition – a Step toward Global Expansion

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

World Surveillance Group Inc., a developer of lighter-than-air unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and related technologies, has completed its 100% acquisition of Global Telesat Corp. (GTC), a privately held company providing satellite airtime and tracking services to the U.S. government and defense industry end users.

The $600,000 deal was made in cash (payable in installments), 30 million shares of common stock of WSGI, and an earn-out equal to 5 percent of any gross revenues associated with GTC’s construction contracts of up to five satellite ground stations.

GTC was formed in 2003, grossing more than $27 million in revenue since its inception. WSGI said it expects the acquisition and integration of GTC’s products to speed up its expansion efforts and goal of securing a solid foothold in the global surveillance and communications market.

“The acquisition of GTC is another significant step in the overall strategic plan we continue to implement as we advance WSGI’s operations and business. In addition to executing on the integration of the combined entity, we will continue to review opportunities that can provide strategic value for our company,” WSGI Chairman Michael K. Clark stated in the press release. “We are excited by the prospect of expanding the combined company’s business on a global scale.”

WSGI noted that the acquisition also equips it with a profitable business unit; established government customer relationships and access; a long-term relationship with leading satellite network operator Globalstar Inc.; and the opportunity to expand GTC’s product strategy in the expanding commercial markets.

“The acquisition of GTC creates both a diversified and expanded product strategy for the combined company, with a history of revenue and positive cash flow, and product integration possibilities as we continue to advance our UAV business,” WSGI president and CEO Glenn Estrella stated. “The combined operating entity intends on focusing on growing revenues in our commercial and Government customer bases by leveraging our strong partnership and customer relationships.”

Operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of WSGI, GTC is expected to be immediately accretive to WSGI’s financial results.

For more information visit www.gtc-usa.com or www.wsgi.com

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E-House (EJ) Posts Solid Q1, Positive Outlook for Q2 and Beyond

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

E-House (China) Holdings Limited, a leading real estate services company in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2011. All RMB amounts were translated into U.S. dollar amounts.

First quarter total revenues were $83.3 million, an increase of 17 percent from $71.4 million for the same quarter of 2010. Primary real estate agency services contributed $39.3 million of revenue, a decrease of 7 percent from $42.4 million for the same quarter of 2010. First-quarter revenues from secondary real estate brokerage services were $5.2 million, an increase of 18 percent from $4.4 million for the same quarter of 2010.

CRIC, a subsidiary of E-House, reported first-quarter revenues of $38.1 million, an increase of 57 percent from $24.2 million for the same quarter of 2010.

E-House posted a first-quarter net loss of $1.5 million, compared to net income of $11.7 million for the same quarter of 2010.

First-quarter net loss attributable to E-House shareholders was $0.5 million, or $(0.01) loss per diluted ADS, compared to net income attributable to E-House shareholders of $10.6 million, or $0.13 per diluted ADS, for the same quarter of 2010.

As of March 31, 2011, the company had a cash balance of $452.5 million.

E-House also offered second quarter 2011 guidance, with expectations of revenues to range between $84 million to $86 million, up 18 percent to 21 percent from $71.2 million reported for the second quarter of 2010.

“In light of the unfavorable market environment, we continue to focus on expanding our business in our existing cities and establishing our presence in additional tier-three cities. We believe it is important to diversify our geographic and client mix in light of the policy impact on tier-one and tier-two cities,” Xin Zhou, E-House’s executive chairman stated in the press release. “Our recent successful launch of a project developed by Country Garden in a township near Nanjing, where we sold nearly 2,000 units on the day of launch, demonstrates our ability to execute major projects and deliver value for our clients in challenging market conditions, and also indicates that underlying demand for real estate purchase remains strong. Meanwhile, our online business segment continues to show impressive growth in market share and revenue, taking advantage of developers’ increased efforts to market their products.”

For more information visit www.ehousechina.com

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Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

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CryoPort, Inc. (CYRX) Adds New Member to Board of Directors

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

CryoPort, Inc. has developed an innovative, proprietary transport and packaging system focused on providing a solution that replaces dry ice for the frozen shipping market in the growing global life science industry. Its products have a 10+ day holding time and use “green” materials. The company’s goal is to become an essential component of the global logistical infrastructure required for the testing, research and end-user delivery of temperature-sensitive medicines and biomaterials.

The company today announced that it has named Karen M. Muller to its Board of Directors. Ms. Muller is a corporate attorney with more than 25 years of experience as both a company executive and legal counsel. She will serve as an independent director, giving CryoPort three independent directors.

Ms. Muller currently has a private practice with clients in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. She recently served as a director and consultant to Naturade, a leading nutrition and nutraceutical company.

Previously, she was chief administrative officer and general counsel of Epoch Networks. While at Epoch, Ms. Muller helped complete the restructuring and sale of Epoch’s internet service provider (ISP) business, the largest privately-held ISP in the country.

Prior to joining Epoch, she was a managing director with Lehman Brothers, heading the corporate counsel department. Earlier, Ms. Muller was an associate at the Wall Street law firm Cahill, Gordon & Reindel, where she worked on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.

For further information about CryoPort, please visit the company’s website at www.cryoport.com

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On Track Innovations (OTIV) Increases Expansion with $6 Million Order

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

While only established in 1990, On Track Innovations has quickly evolved into a global leader in contactless smart card solutions for homeland security, payments, electronic passports, national IDs, petroleum payments and other applications. Today, OTI took another step forward with the announcement that they have received a $6 million order in support of the next stage expansion of a national ID program.

OTI’s secured ID solution is a state-of-the-art product because it supports both online and offline communication, thereby allowing every citizen, living in cities and rural areas, to apply for an ID card regardless of the area’s communication infrastructure. This user-friendly solution is designed to provide maximum accuracy and security.

This announcement displays the continued success of OTI. Last year, the young company started on its path to becoming a global power when it successfully supplied its end-to-end turnkey solution based on its proprietary state-of-the-art, field-proven eID Magna platform in support of the nationwide infrastructure setup.

Leading the way at OTI is Oded Bashan whom serves as the company’s Chairman and CEO. Bashan was quoted as saying, “We are proud to be the technology and implementation partner of our governmental client’s national ID system. The level of professionalism and execution capabilities demonstrated by the government has been second to none. Together, we were able to meet the strict implementation timeline, allowing for the continuation of the project.”

To learn more about this story and the company as a whole, visit their corporate website at: www.otiglobal.com.

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China Real Estate Information Corp. (CRIC) Reports Results for the First Quarter of 2011

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

China Real Estate Information Corp. reported financial results and an operational update for the first quarter of 2011. The company also provided an updated business outlook for the current quarter.

China Real Estate Information reported sales of $42.0 million in the first quarter of 2011, compared to sales of $27.2 million in the same quarter of 2010. This represented an increase of 55% on a year over year basis. The reported sales also exceeded the company’s first quarter sales guidance range of $39 million to $41 million.

The management of China Real Estate Information attributed the large year over year increase in sales to strong results in the Online Services segment, where the company gained market share in many different cities during the quarter.

China Real Estate Information estimates that the company’s sales for the second quarter of 2011 will range from $52 million to $54 million. The company reported sales of $37.4 million in the second quarter of 2010.

China Real Estate Information continued its stock buyback program during the quarter and reported the purchase of two million of the company’s American Depository Share (ADS) at an average price of $7.86 each.

For more information on the company, go to www.cric.com

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AltaPacific Bancorp (ABNK) Announces Opening of New Branch

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Yesterday, AltaPacific Bancorp announced the opening of a new branch in Southern California. The branch is located at 9373 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730. AltaPacific Bancorp is the parent company of AltaPacific Bank.

AltaPacific Bancorp, on May 2, 2011, announced the hiring of Russ Scranton as a Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of the Inland Empire Region. The Company also announced the promotion of Frank Basirico to the position of President, Southern California Region.

Mr. Russ Scranton commented, “It is wonderful to once again be working with Charlie Hall, the Bank’s President and CEO, as well as members of the Board of Directors, many of whom I have known for several years.”

Mr. Scranton further stated, “Charlie has been a long time friend and former business colleague. The Board of Directors and management of AltaPacific Bank have done an excellent job in growing and developing the bank during these turbulent economic times. The bank continues to be profitable, has excellent asset quality and the capital ratios are among the highest in the state. It is quite obvious that they have implemented a very successful business plan.”

Mr. Charlie Hall added, “We are very excited to launch our expansion into the Southern California market under the leadership of Frank Basirico and Russ Scranton. These are great men who serve as excellent examples of community bankers dedicated to serving the needs of the customer.”

Mr. Hall further stated, “Russ has assembled an excellent team and I know they will all be successful in attracting new business relationships.”

AltaPacific Bancorp’s AltaPacific Bank is an independent business bank headquartered in Sonoma County. The bank focuses on meeting the specialized needs of small to medium-sized businesses and professionals. Along with their full-service banking operations, the Bank’s state-of-the-art technology enables their customers to conduct Internet based banking functions. This includes bill pay, electronic statement generation and account management tasks.

AltaPacific Bancorp has their headquarters in Santa Rosa, California.

For more information visit: www.apbconnect.com

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Artificial Life, Inc. (ALIF) Launches Mobile Games for China Mobile

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Friday, Artificial Life, Inc. announced that it had signed a partnership and distribution agreement with Talkweb. Under the agreement, a selection of games for Android and Java platforms will be published and sold through an upcoming Artificial Life Brand Shop on China Mobile’s app store, Mobile Market.

Artificial Life is headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices in Japan, Germany and the United States. Artificial Life produces a number of mobile applications, from videogames to business apps. They also produce the OPUS-M platform.

China Mobile’s Mobile Market boasts 20 million users and 100 million downloads in 2010 and attributes its success to its Brand Shops which provide the applications and games the service sells. Artificial Life hopes to launch mobile apps that will allow them to gain foothold in the mobile market of Mainland China.

“We are pleased to extend our presence in China through the main app store of the world’s biggest mobile phone operator, China Mobile. We will continue to explore more distribution platforms so that our games and apps can reach even more users around the world,” said Eberhard Schoneburg, CEO of Artificial Life, Inc.

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CDEX, Inc. (CEXI) Signs Master Distribution Agreement with Decatur Electronics

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Leading chemical detection product developer, CDEX, Inc. announced that it has signed a new Master Distribution Agreement (MDA) with Decatur Electronics, Inc. to market and distribute its Pocket ID2 drug detection scanner. The agreement provides non-exclusive marketing and distribution rights to Decatur in the U.S. and worldwide markets for the Pocket ID2. Decatur has been a distribution partner with CDEX for over two years.

Decatur will market the Pocket ID2 to law enforcement agencies at federal, state and local levels, correction facilities, the Department of Defense and Homeland Security agencies in the U.S. and similar agencies internationally. The Pocket ID2 allows law enforcement officers and other agencies to carry and conceal the device easily, providing immediate access for testing. The Pocket ID2 was developed with the Company’s patented technologies that detect and verify the presence of meth at the visible and prosecutable range. Test results are instantaneous and non-destructive and can be conducted without touching or disturbing the scanned surfaces, minimizing officer exposure and preserving the integrity of the sample substance. The company is currently developing the Pocket ID2 for testing of Cocaine and other substances, which will further enhance and advance its capabilities.

“We are very excited to sign a new distribution agreement with Decatur, they have been a great partner to date and we look forward to continued success. Our new agreement provides Decatur with distribution rights worldwide for our new Pocket ID2 which is the predecessor of the ID2 Meth scanner. The Decatur sales team has tested the Pocket ID2, and the initial reaction and feedback is very favorable,” stated Jeff Brumfield, chief executive officer and chairman of CDEX. “The revised MDA has built in annual sales minimums for the first three years and every year thereafter, which reflects the confidence in our products widespread appeal. Decatur will feature the Pocket ID2 at industry tradeshows as well as their marketing collateral and promotional materials, which should bolster its recognition and approval in the market.”

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Tivus, Inc. (TIVU) Commences Phase II Development in Hospitality IPTV Environment

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

As part of its ongoing penetration of the hospitality industry’s entertainment market, Tivus, Inc. announced recently that it has begun Phase II in its deployment of high-definition internet protocol television (HD-IPTV). The company follows a novel business model for hotel entertainment systems providers.

In March of this year, Tivus had announced what appeared to be a test installation in 300 rooms of a luxury Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: HST) hotel. With that deployment having gone well, the company has now placed its systems in 900 rooms.

Commented CEO and president Shiva Prakash on releasing the news, “We successfully completed testing of our ad-insertion technology in our lab — the core of our proprietary revenue sharing model… With nearly 900 rooms now live, Tivus’ inaugural installation has continued to satisfy hotel guests by creating a home-like experience; frankly, the response has exceeded our expectations.”

The company is focused on supplying hotels with entertainment profit centers beyond the staid, traditional areas of movies-on-demand as supplied by other companies. For example, one competitor, ETVi, a subsidiary of Ibahn Corporation of South Jordan, UT, offers hotels “revenue opportunity from: subscription TV channels; video & music on demand; Internet, Email & Radio on TV; business centre solutions and in-room, meeting room and public area high-speed Internet services,” according to its website. Though that description has been the prevailing business model, Tivus is torqueing up the game with a new approach.

“Another Tivus first, ad-supported IPTV allows hotels to migrate away from legacy video-on-demand systems,” said Prakash recently. “[Our] ad-supported, revenue-sharing business model capitalizes on new, fully interactive IPTV technology offering a completely interactive experience for the guest, such as ordering room or spa services, while turning the hotel’s entertainment system into a significant revenue center.”

The expanded development is a strong move for Tivus, since Host is partnered with a virtual Who’s Who list of luxury hotels worldwide and commands 62,000 rooms under its own name alone. For Tivus, which is already in a Doubletree hotel, the news is quickly generating fresh leads for the company.

CEO Prakash noted, “News of Tivus’ revenue sharing business model has traveled fast, as I have spent the last two weeks visiting certain hotel chains and properties that requested demonstrations. We are committed to our goal of providing hotel entertainment as a profit center to the world’s hospitality and gaming industries.”

The company also benefits from the quality of staff at the top. Prakash, formerly of International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) and a veteran programmer himself, is joined by Chief Technology Officer Randall Francis. CTO Francis handled the first roll-out of on-demand video for a major supplier to Hyatt (NYSE: H), Sheraton, Regent, and other hotels in Pacific Rim countries, and is also widely experienced in other aspects of hotel servicing.

An important part of Tivus’ strategy, says its website, is its system’s ability to specifically target hotel guests with appropriate advertising. “Tivus protects, maintains, and anonymously remembers each guest’s unique settings and preferences and are securely available at any hotel property in the world with Tivus IPTV,” the site tells visitors.

As a special incentive to prospective clients, Tivus provides its HD flat-screen televisions at no cost. The Tivus IPTV system can also handle such guest benefits as scheduling shuttles, room and valet service, and even express checkout. Through the service, which is described as “fully customizable”, hotels are also able to present to guests their own marketing, such as discounts and travel packages.

With no apparent direct competition for such novel HD-IPTV service to luxury hoteliers, Tivus is well positioned for further growth.

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Alexza Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXA) Video Chart for Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

ALXA has been in a solid uptrend since a large gap down last October. The stock made a nice move on Friday, capturing the attention of technical traders as the stock price moved through a near-term resistance level and could be poised to challenge old highs.

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Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. (AVOI) Files Continuation-In-Part Patent Application

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. today announced that it filed a Continuation-In-Part application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) entitled “Dynamic Speech Recognition and Transcription Among Users Having Heterogeneous Protocols.”

A continuation-in-part is an application filed during the lifetime of an earlier nonprovisional application, repeating some substantial portion or all of the earlier nonprovisional application and adding matter not disclosed in the earlier nonprovisional application. The present application is a Continuation-In-Part Application of U.S. Application Serial Number 12/497,675 filed July 5, 2009 (now U.S. Patent 7,949,534) which is a Continuation Application of U.S. Application Serial Number 11/824,794 filed July 3, 2007 (now U.S. Patent 7,558,730) which is a Continuation Application of U.S. Application Serial Number 09/996,849 filed November 27, 2001.

The Continuation-In-Part application relates to electronic speech recognition and transcription; and, more particularly, to processes and systems for facilitating “free form” dictation, including directed dictation, constrained recognition and/or structured transcription among users having heterogeneous system protocols.

President and CEO of AVRS, Walter Geldenhuys, commented, “Speech recognition technology has come a long way since AVRS filed its first patent application in 1995. We believe that the future of speech recognition is in the rapidly growing mobile device market with the boom of mobile devices and smart tablets. Our second and third patents reflect the shift in direction. This Continuation-In-Part application builds upon that technology.”

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MusclePharm Corp. (MSLP) Senior President Takes Spotlight on Cover of National Fitness Magazine

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

MusclePharm Corp., an ever growing U.S. nutritional supplement company, was pleased to announce this morning that its Senior President and Co-Founder Cory Gregory will be featured on the cover of national publication Fitness & Physique Magazine.

The magazine, which focuses primarily on natural bodybuilding, will arrive on newsstands next week and will be available at national retailers like Barnes and Noble, Hastings Entertainment and Books-A-Million.

Gregory is also the featured story that tells of his fitness background and the growth of MusclePharm. Although he has been featured in numerous fitness publications over the past decade, this marks the first cover shot and featured story for the lifetime natural fitness athlete.

“This is an exciting moment for me on a number of levels. The article tells my story of how I got to this point, how a lot of my roots and disciplines come from natural bodybuilding, and it also lets MusclePharm consumers know that we are serious about fitness,” Gregory said.

“This cover shot will prove to our consumers that we at MusclePharm keep a high level of fitness,” he continued. “By showing that I am both a natural athlete and executive, this really puts us as in touch with the consumer as we can be.”

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Auric Mining Corp. (AUMY) Announces Plans to Renovate Future Head Office and Operations Facility

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Auric Mining Co. today announced that it has received a tender of $250,000 from Krolyk Construction Inc. and advanced an initial deposit to upgrade a leased facility, which was previously occupied for more than ten years by Noranda Inc. as its Geological field office in North Western Ontario.

The building will be utilized as the company’s head office, repair depot, and storage facility for its operations. Situated on 7 acres, the building has over 10,000 total square feet of useable space and contains a Core Lab area which was originally set up by Noranda Inc., which was one of the largest mining and metals companies in the world with operations in 18 countries.

According to the press release, Auric’s planned new operations base is located in the center of one of the most prolific gold producing regions in North America, if not the world. The surrounding industrial mining area is currently being increased for access to large transports. Furthermore, numerous industry leading gold producing corporations are currently based within a 300 km area.

The company also plans to build an additional building for storing its mining records and core samples.

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Auric Mining Corp. (AUMY) Announces Agreement to Acquire Gold and Silver Mine in Colorado

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Friday after the closing bell, Auric Mining Co. announced it has signed an agreement with Homestead Colorado Gold Corp., located in Brighton, Colorado, to purchase its mining property known as “The Little Prince Mine” and a surrounding claim known as “Nettie Morgan” located near Leadville, Colorado.

Auric Mining has agreed to a total purchase price and investment of $1.5 million for the property over a 60-month period with no interest to be accrued. The purchase price for The Little Prince Mine and a 15-acre property known as Nettie Morgan located at the east end of the Big Six is $240,000. Payment will be in the form of $4,000 per month commencing on June 15th and continuing for 60 months. As part of the agreement, Auric has agreed to invest $1.26 million in the property in order to render the mine operational. Auric has also agreed to pay Cook and Cooper, LLC a 2% net smelter royalty for 10 years after the mine becomes operational.

The Little Prince Mine, originally part of the Big Six group, has been a haven for miners as a gold and silver producer with a long history of exploration and production since the late 1880s. The Little Prince Mine, originally part of the Standard Metals Group of mines, is situated on the Northwestern slope of Breece Hill, Leadville, located in the extremely rich silver belt in Colorado. Past production results and historical data indicate that the mine can be expected to produce between .005 – .27 per ounce of gold per ton, and from 1.8 to 14.7 per ounce of silver per ton, making it very attractive economically based on current prices of the metals.

Auric Mining Co. also announces that it has officially launched its new website at www.auricgold.com

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Auric Mining Corp. (AUMY) is “One to Watch”

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Auric Mining Corp. is an investment and management company focused on mining and natural resources projects. Auric Mining has searched through numerous databases of private and public natural resources companies that have substantial findings already proven and intends to either purchase, joint venture or invest in the companies or projects that meet its criteria.

Auric Mining CEO and President Michael Burke leads the company with expertise in technological integration, mining and geophysical exploration, finance, project and corporate development as well as a successful track record of extracting shareholder value. He has founded and served as the president of numerous companies, most notably building World Star Holdings Inc. into a multi-million dollar enterprise.

The Dolly Gold Showing lies in a major known gold resource area with a history of gold mining over the past 50 years. In 1984, assays from 0.13 oz. over 2.4 meters to 1.28 oz. over 0.3 meters were recorded. The best gold assay recorded was 2.48 oz. with no recorded width. Using current technology and the latest geology expertise, Auric Mining will focus on trends and process information that were previously missed.

The area near Auric Mining’s Dog Lake Project has shown promising signs of concentrated kimberlite indicators, a favorable geological formation for diamond exploration, as well as numerous deposits of small diamonds within metamorphosed Archean basement rocks. Now that the unusual rocks that host these occurrences have been fairly well-characterized and ongoing overburden stripping is exposing new bedrock, finding diamonds in the area is becoming an almost everyday occurrence.

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iBio, Inc. (IBIO) Announced iBioLaunch Platform’s Successful Production of Hookworm Vaccine Antigen

Friday, May 27th, 2011

iBio, Inc., a biotechnology company that engages in the development of vaccines and therapeutic proteins, recently announced that its iBioLaunch™ Platform has successfully produced the hookworm-derived molecule, known as NaAPR1M-75. The Antigen will be evaluated as a potential vaccine candidate to be used for the human hookworm disease.

The success has been derived from the collaboration between iBio’s research partner, the Fraunhofer Center for Molecular Biotechnology (FCMB) and the Sabin Vaccine Institute. Production for the initial quantities of partially purified NaAPR1M-74 was completed last week at FCMB’s pilot manufacturing facility that utilizes the iBioLaunch Technology. The product was then transferred to Walter Reed Army Institute for Research (WRAIR) for the last stage of purification to create enough material to start Phase 1 clinical trials.

“We are very pleased with the success in expressing a pilot batch of this antigen in collaboration with iBio and FCMB,” said Dr. Peter Hotez, President of Sabin Vaccine Institute. “It has been extremely difficult to produce this protein effectively, as evidenced by multiple prior unsuccessful attempts using traditional production systems.”

“The expression of this complex protein with the iBioLaunch™ Platform not only moves us closer to a solution for hundreds of millions of people who suffer from hookworm, but also bodes well for other complex protein expression challenges,” said Dr. Philip Russell, a member of the Board of Trustees of Sabin Vaccine Institute and member of the Board of Directors of iBio.

Clinical trials will be administered by the Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Human Hookworm Initiative (HHVI). The HHVI, which was established in 2000 with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and with the additional support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Brazilian Ministry of Health, is the first and the only program that strives to reduce the prevalence of the human hookworm infection with the aid of research and development, timely result announcements, advocacy, and innovation.

For more information on the company and its products, visit their company website: www.ibioinc.com

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Medical Care Technologies (MDCE) Forms Medical Advisory Board to Drive Expansion Initiatives

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Medical Care Technologies Inc., a children’s healthcare service provider in China, today announced the appointment of its new Medical Advisory Board (MAB) to prepare for its early launch of pediatric operations in China.

The company said medical professionals spanning various disciplines have accepted the company’s request to serve on the new MAB: Dr. Mark Langweiler (DC, DAAPM, DACFE); Dr. Zhiping Bu (director of Pediatrics, Nanning Red Cross Hospital); Dr. Peter J. Herbert (MBBS, FRCP); and Dr. Tome Nascimento (MD FACC).

Medical Care noted that new members bring a diverse knowledge base and unique expertise in the fields of integrative medicine, chiropractic neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, accident and emergency, primary care, pediatrics, family medicine, and child health epidemiology.

The MAB is expected to provide and maintain a strategic focus on the company’s healthcare centers, playing an integral role in establishing Medical Care’s market position as a widely recognized pediatric healthcare service provider.

“Welcome! The new MAB members are a vital compliment to us in achieving the next stage toward fulfilling the company’s vision,” Ning Wu, president of Medical Care stated in the press release. “I am delighted in the high level of expertise, skill and reputation our new members will contribute in the realizing of our mission to provide high quality pediatric care in a warm and caring environment to children in China.”

For more information visit www.medicaretechinc.com

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Shiloh Industries (SHLO) Posts Balance Sheet Improvements for Fiscal 2011 Q2

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Shiloh Industries Inc., a leading manufacturer of various blanks, stampings and modular assemblies for the automotive and truck industry, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended April 30, 2011, posting increases across the board.

Sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 were $137.0 million, an increase of 16.3 percent from $117.8 million reported in the second quarter of fiscal year 2010.

Shiloh reported second-quarter net income of $3.4 million, or $0.20 per share diluted, compared to second quarter 2010 net income of $3.1 million, or $0.19 per share diluted.

Theodore K. Zampetis, president and CEO, attributes the quarterly increases to improved vehicle build levels in North America. He also noted that the earthquake and tsunami in Japan affected the production plans of several of the company’s customers, who subsequently had to pull-back on vehicle assembly operations.

Zampetis said the company stayed on track, focusing on its plans to improve quality and productivity; the launch of its new Bowling, Green, Kentucky, facility; and preparing for new program launches.

“Moving forward we are continuing our sharp focus on growing our top and bottom lines through our emphasis on innovative product leadership, customer loyalty, and our passion for operating excellence,” Zampetis stated in the press release.

For more information visit www.shiloh.com

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