Archive for July, 2011

Dynasty Limousine Inc. (DNYS) Releases Q2 2011 Financial Report and Information Statement

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Dynasty Limousine Inc., a full service Luxury Transportation and Limousine firm covering the southeast United States, has just released second quarter 2011 financial results.

Second quarter revenues were up 17% over the same period in 2010. Increases were also realized in net operating margin and assets, and the company is currently pacing its best year since inception.

Interested parties may access the full financial report and information statement on the OTC News and Disclosure service via the following link: http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/DNYS/financials

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SupportSave Solutions, Inc. (SSVE) is “One to Watch”

Friday, July 29th, 2011

SupportSave Solutions, Inc. provides the global business community with superior outsourcing services, working on behalf of several leading organizations. The company’s large and growing team is capable of a variety of remotely manageable processes including contact center and industry specific back-office functions.

The company was founded with the mission of helping others become more competitive in their respective industries. As a top outsourcing services provider, SupportSave helps businesses deliver superior customer experience, improve customer loyalty, drive incremental revenue growth, maximize operational efficiency, and save operating costs.

Extensive experience and domain expertise in the customer-management space has enabled SupportSave to offer clients a full array of BPO services at a fraction of the cost. By focusing relentlessly on cost-efficient modeling, process enhancement, deal structuring and smart-spending, the company is able to prudently offer exceptional rates to clients.

The company is entering the next expansion phase both strategically and operationally. With company-wide optimism, SupportSave continues to reinvest in its business by expanding service-offerings and building on long-term value. Combined with new sales and marketing initiatives, the company is well positioned to leverage its core strengths for further growth.

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Aga Group Acquires Allied Healthcare (AHCI) for $175M

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Allied Healthcare International Inc., a leading homecare provider of health and social care in the UK and Ireland, today announced it will be acquired by Saga Group Ltd. for $175 million, or $3.90 per share, representing a premium of 59% to Allied’s closing price on July 28, 2011, of $2.45.

Allied is a leading health and social care provider in the UK and Ireland. The company operates a network of approximately 120 branches. Saga provides insurance, savings, financial advice, among other services.

Allied’s healthcare services are complementary to Saga’s broader business and acquisitions strategy, and Saga said the acquisition will help it grow its nationwide presence.

“Our strategic intent has been to grow our healthcare division organically and through carefully selected acquisitions. I am therefore delighted that Allied is joining the Saga Group. Saga will be the UK’s pre-eminent provider of domiciliary care,” John Ivers, CEO of Saga stated in the press release. “We are creating a nationally recognized and trusted provider of quality care in the home.”

Sandy Young, CEO of Allied, voiced his confidence in the transactions benefit to shareholders.

“After a robust examination of the strategic alternatives available to the company, our board unanimously concluded that this transaction is in the best interests of our company and
shareholders,” Young stated.

The acquisition is slated for completion in the fourth quarter of 2011.

For more information visit www.alliedhealthcare.com or www.saga.co.uk

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Acorn Energy, Inc. (ACFN) Gains $61.8 Million from Sale of CoaLogix

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Acorn Energy, Inc., an energy technology holding company, today announced a definitive agreement for the sale of its subsidiary CoaLogix for $101 million to funds managed by private equity firm, Energy Capital Partners (“ECP”). Acorn anticipates a $61.8 million pre-tax proceed, or approximately $3.53 per outstanding Acorn share. Acorn Energy owns about 65% of CoaLogix on a fully diluted basis with the balance held by EnerTech Capital and CoaLogix management.

CoaLogix is the worldwide leader in selective catalytic reduction (SCR) management services and catalyst regeneration technologies that reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions in coal-fired electric utility power plants. With leading-edge technologies, a highly skilled workforce, and more than 160 years of combined senior management experience, CoaLogix works to help companies maintain compliance with stringent environmental regulations through technology, optimization and efficiency improvements. Most coal-fired utility plants in the United States use CoaLogix’s SCR catalysts and regeneration technologies creating a $1.5 billion market share in the US.

Acorn created CoaLogix in November 2007 to purchase SCR-Tech LLC and its related entities. Acorn’s original investment of $11.0 million was for 100% of CoaLogix. Later, Acorn invested an additional $7.2 million in CoaLogix for a total investment of $18.2 million. Acorn anticipates that its taxes on income for 2011, after giving effect to the transaction, will not exceed $5 million.

“Acorn provided needed resources and capital for CoaLogix to grow and become the leading US player in the SCR catalyst regeneration market over the past few years. ECP has the experience and capital to extend CoaLogix’ leading position in North America and beyond. We believe that the transaction is in the best interests of our shareholders as well as the future of CoaLogix,” stated John Moore, CEO of Acorn Energy in a press release Friday.

“We are excited to be joining forces with Energy Capital Partners and its successful track record of supporting companies across the energy sector. ECP’s substantial resources, expertise and power industry relationships will enable CoaLogix to continue to execute its aggressive expansion plans going forward,” stated Bill McMahon, CEO of CoaLogix in the recent sale announcement.

For more information on the sale of CoaLogix please visit www.acornenergy.com

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MC Endeavors, Inc. (MSMY) is “One to Watch”

Friday, July 29th, 2011

MC Endeavors, Inc. is focused on becoming the leading global provider of natural disaster resistant building systems that use steel tube framing systems and rigid closed-cell foam insulation instead of conventional structural wood framing and rolled fiberglass insulation. The company also utilizes green technologies such as solar, wind, and biogas powered generators along with water remediation and retention storage systems.

MC Endeavors has five subsidiaries which include Centiuum Holdings, Inc., ENGENAIRE, Inc., Lamisteel LLC, Seismic Foundation Control, Inc. and All Things Green, LLC. Together, the company represents architects, engineers, and inventors with innovative ideas for building technologies and green community planning. MC Endeavors offers clear solutions made possible with sound science, innovation, and energy saving technologies to provide for a cleaner world.

Representing one third of all new nonresidential construction, the green building industry was recently valued at $71.1 billion. This market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20% to reach $173.5 billion in 2015. Sectors that are anticipated to boost the market growth include healthcare, education and corporate offices. Nearly 75% of all projects valued over $50 million in 2010 have mentioned the US Green Building Council’s LEED specifications.

MC Endeavors’ key strength is providing integrated services along with solution partners to meet the needs of an ever changing world. With fast growing demands and increased competition for limited resources, MC Endeavors is well positioned to address the needs of our time while staying flexible enough to grow and adapt as the global market continues to change and evolve.

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Identive Group, Inc. (INVE) Selected by Leading Mobile Handset Manufacturer to Supply over One Million NFC Tags

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Identive Group, Inc., a company that, through its subsidiaries, provides products and solutions in the areas of physical and logical access control, identity management, and radio frequency identification (RFID) to governments, commercial and industrial enterprises, healthcare organizations, and consumers worldwide, announced that it has been chosen by a leading mobile handset manufacturer to design and supply more than one million near field communication (NFC) tags over the next six months. The tags will be included in the box with each purchase of an NFC-enabled smart phone in order to better consumers’ daily mobile experience with various NFC applications.

“Using the NFC tags is easy,” explained Scott Austin, international sales vice president for Identive’s Transponder Division. “Touching the phone to an NFC tag automatically triggers on-phone NFC applications, such as linking to a web address or URL, dialing a specific phone number, or having a map pop up to show nearby points of interest. Including the tags in-box is a great way to introduce NFC applications to consumers. We are excited to help pioneer innovative consumer programs that promote the use of NFC for mobile applications.”

The industry standard NFC tags bring together Identive’s proprietary antenna design and RFID inlay manufacturing technology and can be read using any standard NFC phone. The tags will be deployed through Identive’s Smartag subsidiary.

“The promise of NFC is that it will both simplify and enrich our daily activities, and Identive is helping to deliver on this promise by providing the technology components to build an NFC user infrastructure for the millions of NFC-enabled devices that will become available over the next few years,” said David Holmes, Identive’s vice president of Mobility & NFC Solutions.

He added, “Identive’s NFC smart tags and labels are highly differentiated in consumer tangible features such as read range and durability. Our ability to offer high speed printing on sensitive electronic components, a large range of antenna designs and a wide variety of tags including the four standard industry types makes us a logical choice for both global and region-specific NFC programs.”

For more information on Identive Group, Inc. visit their website at: www.identive-group.com

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Bioheart, Inc. (BHRT) Agrees to Licensing Agreement with Airspeed Equity

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Located in Sunrise, Florida, Bioheart has quickly gained acclaim through their focus on completion of the Phase II/III MARVEL study for chronic heart failure using MyoCell. Today, Bioheart took a major step towards prominence with the announcement they have agreed to terms with Airspeed Equity, LLC, to license four separate Bioheart patents.

The proposed license agreement will provide a multitude of benefits for both companies. Airspeed will be granted the exclusive rights to use these patents while Bioheart will receive milestone payments and royalties based on sales of potential products.

Leading the team at Bioheart is Mike Thomas who serves as the President and CEO of the company. Thomas stated, “Bioheart is currently focused on our core technology of muscle stem cells for congestive heart failure patients and we are excited about the opportunity to work with Airspeed to bring other Bioheart technologies to market.”

Alan Remen whom serves as the Managing Director of Airspeed Equity added, “Bioheart’s patents fit perfectly within our medical industry strategy. We are pleased Bioheart selected us to commercialize what we believe will be successful products that can improve people’s lives.”

Commenting on the potential of the patents, Bioheart Co-found and Chief Technology Officer Howard Leonhardt added, “The discovery that low voltage electrical stimulation of the heart can both regenerate damaged heart tissue and replace high voltage implantable defibrillators for arrhythmia fibrillation recovery may change the course of care for the more than 30 million patients suffering of heart failure worldwide.”

Currently, Bioheart is trading in the $0.147 range. To learn more about this press release or the company as a whole, visit the company website at: www.bioheartinc.com

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Phototron Holdings, Inc. (PHOT) Hires Trilogy Capital Partners

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Phototron Holdings, Inc. designs and manufactures cutting-edge indoor mini-greenhouses capable of growing herbs, vegetables, fruits, flowers and terrestrial plants. The company’s PHOTOTRON Hydroponic Indoor Grow System uses proprietary lighting that mimics the sun’s rays to grow nutrient-rich, pesticide-free, eco-friendly crops faster and in greater quantities than those of traditional gardening methods.

The company today announced that it has engaged Trilogy Capital Partners to lead its financial communications and investor relations initiatives. Trilogy is a New York-based financial communications firm providing strategic communications and investor relations support for dynamic and fast-growing companies such as Phototron Holdings.

The mandate given to Trilogy by Phototron is to drive investor awareness in the company as it capitalizes on the rapidly increasing demand for safe, organic produce and alternative medicine. Trilogy will aim to generate sustainable market interest in Phototron Holdings.

Trilogy is excited to work with Phototron. Its president, Darren Minton, spoke of Phototron, “As a pioneer and early leader in the hydroponic gardening market, Phototron is poised to benefit from the projected rapid expansion of organic gardening and home-grown foods.”

For additional information on Phototron Holdings, please visit its website at www.phototron.com

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Eternal Energy Corp. (EERG) Reports on Recent Oil and Gas Activity

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Eternal Energy Corp. reported an operational update on the company’s oil and gas activities in North America, where the company is active in projects in North Dakota and Canada.

Eternal Energy owns a 50% working interest in 4,600 net acres at the Hardy project located in Saskatchewan, Canada. The company recently finished drilling the Hardy 4-16 well on the property and is currently evaluating the results of this well.

The Hardy 4-16 well was completed with a twenty nine stage hydraulic fracturing operation that used 429,000 pounds of sand proppant and 6,400 barrels of drilling fluid. The well is currently producing 40 barrels of oil per day. The company plans additional development at the Hardy project based on the evaluation of the initial well.

Eternal Energy has a 10% working interest in approximately 27,500 gross acres at the Pebble Beach project located in Divide County, North Dakota. The company has decided to participate in seventeen wells at this property with varying working interest percentages.

Eternal Energy reported that the company’s proposed merger with American Eagle Energy Inc. is progressing through the appropriate regulatory channels with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company expects the deal to close in August 2011.

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

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Sky Power Solutions Corp. (SPOW) Focused on Major Challenges to the Grid

Friday, July 29th, 2011

One of the most serious problems facing the U.S. and other parts of the industrialized world today is the inadequacy of the electrical grid, along with the generating resources that power it. Although much has been made of the vulnerability of high-voltage electrical transmission systems to outside attack, a more systemic problem is the inherent inefficiency involved in maintaining sufficient generating capacity to meet peak electrical demand.

Since electricity is not easily stored, large scale power plants must be built with enough capacity to meet potential spikes in consumer demand, such as caused by widespread hot weather, even though those spikes may represent only a small percentage of total annual requirement. As a result, excess capacity sits dormant much of the time, while being pushed to the limit, and sometimes beyond its limit, during other times. The cost to build and constantly maintain such capacity is ultimately passed on to consumers and the nation as a whole.

Adding to this long-standing problem is the new prospect of increased demand brought on by the still uncertain use of plug-in electric cars. As major manufacturers begin to turn out larger numbers of such vehicles, the next ten years could see a million or more electricity hungry cars on the road, although the price of gas and the cost of electric cars will ultimately influence final numbers. If the cars are plugged in at night, when power usage is at a minimum, the excess capacity can be fired up to meet the new demand. But there is little doubt that many of the cars could be plugged in during the day, perhaps at new work-based charging stations.

An interesting approach to the problem is presented by Sky Power Solutions, Inc., developer of advanced electrical storage and residential solar power solutions. The company uses the newest lithium ion battery technology, together with a specially designed solar concentrating system, to provide individual users with a cost-effective and reliable source of solar electricity. The idea is that the excess power generated from the sun at the household level can be used for the individual’s own use, as well as to feed the grid, helping to alleviate the growing demand for electricity, and reduce the need for oversized power plants. Even though it would mean investment at the household level, the addition of such a decentralized resource would, it is hoped, make the grid as a whole more reliable.

For additional information on Sky Power, visit the company’s website at www.SkyPowerSolutions.com

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STWA, Inc. (ZERO) is “One to Watch”

Friday, July 29th, 2011

STWA, Inc. creates technology focused on energy efficiency of large-scale energy production and improved fuel economy for diesel fleets. Their patented and patent pending technologies include AOT™ (Applied Oil Technology), under development with Temple University, and ELEKTRA™ (for Improved Diesel Engine Efficiency). STWA, Inc. has their headquarters in Santa Barbara, California.

STWA’s technology has two primary commercial applications. One is reducing pipeline operation costs. The other is reducing fuel consumption costs. STWA™, together with Temple University, developed a plan for use of the Company’s technology at major oil and oil service companies and by divisions of the U.S. defense department.‏

The Company’s technologies provide efficient and cost-effective means of improving the efficacy of crude oil transport and diesel engine efficiency. These are to assist in meeting worldwide increasing energy demands and emission quality standards. Applications include AOT™ Crude oil extraction & delivery systems; and ELEKTRA™ Diesel trucks, trains, marine vessels, military fleets and jet turbines.

AOT™ reduces the viscosity of crude oil. It increases flow rates and lowers the energy requirements for pipeline transmission systems. ELEKTRA (also being co-developed with Temple University) improves diesel engine performance, reducing emissions and improving fuel economy by assisting in fuel atomization just before combustion. This technology expands upon the physics principles employed by the Company’s Applied Oil Technology for diesel fuel and its derivatives.

Yesterday, STWA, Inc. announced that they are exploring marketing and development relationships for their Applied Oil Technology (AOT™) product and seeking an oil industry partner for full commercialization.

Mr. Cecil Bond Kyte, CEO of STWA, Inc., commented, “With testing at the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC) underway and preliminary results forthcoming, we feel that we are ready to start discussions with marketing and development partners who can help us bring the technology into commercial production and distribution. Our relationship with Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) has been extremely beneficial in identifying interested potential partners. We’ve also had interest from groups outside of PRCI and we are exploring all of our options at this time.”

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Technicolor to Buy Cinedigm (CIDM) Digital Delivery Assets

Friday, July 29th, 2011

French firm Technicolor is set to acquire key Cinedigm assets and a minimum of 300 incremental satellite roof rights. The plan is part of Technicolor’s deployment of its North American digital cinema equipment and will give Technicolor about a 40% increase in market footprint, with its satellite network expanding to more than 1,100 locations in the United States and Canada.

The deal is unusual in that no financial details have been disclosed. But under its terms, Technicolor will become Cinedigm’s preferred content servicing partner, including post production and distribution services. Cinedigm’s main role under the arrangement appears to be that of research and development of next generation entertainment industry software. Also included is Technicolor’s licensing of Cinedigm’s CineSuite digital delivery tools and their CineXpress trailer distribution software.

The deal is expected to wrap up in September of this year, subject to the execution of definitive documents and satisfaction of certain closing conditions. The late-day press release called the deal “a strategic software design partnership between the two companies… expected to provide superior service and value, with greater scale and functionality, to the combined studio distribution customers of each Company.” It’s seen by the companies as an effort to take advantage of opportunities offered by a growing global cinema conversion to digital.

Wednesday’s statement hints that Cinedigm might be developing an appetite for acquisitions too: “The companies intend to expand their delivery agreement as Cinedigm’s content distribution business grows organically and through acquisitions.” Part of Cinedigm’s business model includes alternative and independent film distribution.

In announcing the deal, Cinedigm CEO Chris McGurk said, “Technicolor is the market leader and highly respected in the delivery business, with strong customer relationships both domestically and internationally that will allow Cinedigm to expand our software and content distribution businesses faster and more effectively [and] by providing Technicolor access to Cinedigm’s leading software and delivery tools like CineXpress, Technicolor will enhance its position as a global innovator and become an even stronger player in its core delivery business. This is a perfect strategic alliance.”

Echoing McGurk’s view, Technicolor CEO Frederic Rose observed that the transaction “will allow our Digital Cinema business to expand its market-leading electronic distribution footprint while continuing to provide the highest level of quality and security to our studio clients.”

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Acquisition of IDC Global Networks Provides GBS Enterprises, Inc. (GBSX) Infrastructure to Deliver Customized Computing Solutions

Friday, July 29th, 2011

GBS Enterprises, Inc., a global software and services company specializing in cloud automation, application modernization, and messaging security and compliance, announced recently that it has acquired IDC Global Networks to improve its infrastructure so it can offer corporate clients a true end-to-end solution regardless of platform.

IDC Global Networks, a privately held company based in the US and UK, delivers customized, high availability technology solutions for co-location, hosting, managed services, network security, WAN, and wireless services. The acquisition of IDC will help GBS customers make the transition from large, costly on-premise computing centers to dynamic, flexible and cost-effective off-premise computing solutions. Without the need to dedicate on-site hardware for temporary or intermittent processing jobs, customers will be able to reduce cost and increase efficiency.

GBS will now market under the label “GROUP Live”, a robust product to help software vendors and corporate customers to cloud-enable their solutions regardless of what platform they were developed on by providing leading data center expertise, knowledge, and capabilities. The IDC acquisition also enables GROUP Live to extend its offering into the areas of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) as well as hosting/out-sourcing capabilities for its customer base. GBS will now also be able to provide its IBM Lotus Software customers a turn-key solution for their entire Lotus Notes/Domino environment: from system performance enhancements, to modernizing the Domino apps, and finally to a complete hosted or remote managed Lotus infrastructure.

“IDC Global is a perfect fit for us. It provides our customers the best choices in managed, hosting and cloud computing services, new revenue streams for our stakeholders and allows us to extend beyond Lotus,” said GBS’s CEO, Joerg Ott, in a press release yesterday.

For more information on this acquisition or GROUP Live, please visit www.gbs.com

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Ballard Power Systems (BLDP) Collaboration Agreement with Delta Power Solutions Announced

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Ballard Power Systems announced Wednesday execution of a collaboration agreement between Delta Power Solutions of India and Ballard’s wholly-owned subsidiary Dantherm Power to market clean energy power solutions using fuel cells in India. The deal is aimed at supplying backup power to telecom companies.

Dantherm and Delta will work together to establish and conduct field trials of Dantherm’s direct hydrogen 2-kilowatt (kW) DBX2000 fuel cell system as well as its 5kW DBX5000 fuel cell system, along with its systems control platform “Site Management & Control System”. Delta, a subsidiary of Thai company Delta Electronics, will monitor the test installations remotely at their network operations center.

Ballard CEO John Sheridan said the following, “This agreement represents an effective, managed approach to backup power market development in India. Delta will leverage its existing telecom industry relationships in order to identify interested customers, and Delta will provide on-the-ground support throughout the trial period. Onsite expertise and customer support is the key to gaining traction with solutions that are new to the market, such as fuel cells in the India telecom sector.”

Ballard expects the field trials to give a better picture of the Indian commercial fuel cell market and help identify the optimal fuel cell solutions. After that determination, Delta would be relied upon to create further marketing inroads through sales, distribution, and servicing in India.

Delta’s managing director Dalip Sharma expects the deal to be profitable for both companies. “We are very pleased to be working with PEM fuel cell products from premier providers such as Dantherm Power and Ballard. This collaborative partnership has all the right elements for a successful evaluation of the market opportunity and for potentially large-scale product roll-out down the road,” he said after the deal was signed.

Delta has a strong presence in India, serving telecom giants Indus, Bharti, Vodafone, Reliance and Idea Cellular, and is a leading provider of power management and thermal management solutions, as well as a major source for components, visual displays, industrial automation, networking products and renewable energy solutions. With sales offices worldwide and manufacturing plants in Taiwan, China, Thailand, Japan, Mexico, India, Brazil and Europe, the press release notes that it‘s “a global leader in power electronics… [and has] implemented green, lead-free production and recycling and waste management programs for many years.”

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Sono Resources, Inc. (SRCI) Begins Exploration in Botswana, Africa

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Yesterday, Sono Resources, Inc. announced that it had started the first stage of exploration of its Bonnyridge copper/silver area in Botswana, Africa. This initial survey will be accomplished via high resolution airborne survey, conducted by GEX Surveys.

Sono Resources is focusing on exploring and developing precious metals projects in Africa. Sono’s main metals project in Botswana is part of the Kalahari Copper Belt and covers an area of 2965.6 square kilometers.

Sono will be exploring an area that is seen as an extension of the Kalahari Copper Belt, which is said to extend from Zambia, into Botswana and Nambia. Many producing copper mines are operating in the area, as it has a history of successful exploration. The airborne survey conducted by GEX will provide high-resolution data, and will help Sono choose drill targets and discover other potential targets in the Kalahari belt.

GEX will be flying 11,110 line kilometers of fixed-wing aeromagnetics at 100 meter spacing over the property in NW Botswana spanning a specific target area of 1009 square km.

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HASCO Medical, Inc. (HASC) Offers Full Array of Healthcare Solutions

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Hasco Medical, Inc., a medical product and service provider aimed at improving the quality of life for its patients, offers medical devices and supplies in the following three major areas:

• Home respiratory equipment
• Home medical equipment
• Wheelchair accessible vans

As a U.S. managed healthcare provider, the Company provides a wide range of products and services with the intent of becoming a leading provider in the rapidly expanding market of home health care.

The Baby Boomer generation – born between 1946 and 1964 – currently numbers about 75 million, or almost 30 percent of the U.S. population. As this demographic ages, firms engaged in home health care equipment and service offerings see their potential for increasing profits and capturing market share.

For example, while a skilled nursing facility offers respiratory or other medical care at an average cost of $325 per day, and hospitals and ERs offer the same care for a minimum fee of $1,500 per day, home health care services can provide the same equipment, training, and servicing of that equipment over time for a mere $137.

According to a recent newspaper report, not only is home-based health care less expensive and more accessible than nursing home, hospice, or hospital care, it is fully as effective, providing identical levels of service and assistance at costs that dwarf hospital stays, many of which can bankrupt the average fixed-income retiree.

Hasco Medical’s respiratory care equipment runs the gamut from simple nebulizers which deliver a measured dose of such respiratory medications as Albuterol (used to treat asthma, bronchitis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases like emphysema), to more complex care items like oxygen concentrators and oxygen cylinders.

These oxygen delivery systems, which either collect and condense the oxygen present in the air, or deliver oxygen from a sealed and pressurized tank, offer new hope and the possibility of remaining at home for the thousands of young and old suffering from diseases like cystic fibrosis and congestive heart failure – illnesses which formerly mandated hospital or hospice care.

The Company also offers continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) masks, and the more complex bi-level positive airways pressure (VPAP or BiPAP) masks, both of which help those suffering from either sleep apnea or the above illnesses to get sufficient rest at night.

In addition to providing such equipment, the Company also delivers and prepares the devices, trains users or caregivers in their correct operation, and makes periodic return visits to either confirm that equipment is working properly or to fix it if needed. The Company also delivers supplies like oxygen and Albuterol sulfate cartridges.

Subsequent to its May acquisition of Mobility Freedom Inc. and Wheelchair Vans of America, Hasco Medical also offers new and used wheelchair-accessible vans, along with such relevant peripheral aids as vehicle lifts (which automatically raise wheelchairs to van floor height), driving aids like hand controls in place of floor brakes, and equipment, through six operations centers in the state of Florida. Hasco Medical offers its products and services in this category as an exclusive vendor to some of Florida’s state-funded agencies.

Lastly, to round out its bundle of healthcare-related equipment and service offerings, Hasco Medical offers home mobility aids like wheelchairs and power chairs, as well as other ambulatory aids like walkers. It also provides and services hospital lift beds, bathroom aids and safety equipment for the elderly and infirm, and rehabilitation equipment, either as for-sale, loaner or rental equipment.

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Spectranetics (SPNC) Posts Q2 Results reflecting Progress for Key Growth Initiatives

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Spectranetics Corp., developer of single-use medical devices for the treatment of the cardiovascular system, today reported financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2011.

Revenue for the second quarter of 2011 was $32.2 million, an increase of 7 percent over revenue of $30.0 million for the second quarter of 2010. Net income for the second quarter was $584,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared with net income of $91,000, or $0.00 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2010.

The company reported a year-over-year 15 percent increase in lead management revenue to $11.5 million; laser system revenue increased 48 percent to $2.3 million; and service and other revenue increased 9 percent to $2.5 million.

While vascular intervention sales declined 1 percent to $15.8 million, segment revenue continued its turnaround from its lows in the fourth quarter of 2010, increasing sequentially by $1.2 million, or 8 percent, as compared with the first quarter of 2011.

“The second quarter results reflect continued progress on our key growth initiatives. The second consecutive quarter of sequential growth in our Vascular Intervention business, and the 15 percent growth in our lead management business demonstrate the growing demand for our portfolio of products,” Jason D. Hein, senior vice president of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for Spectranetics stated in the press release.

Revenue for the first half of 2011 rose 6 percent to $62.6 million, compared to $59.0 million reported for the first half of 2010. Net income for the first half of 2011 was $430,000, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $867,000, or $0.03 per share, in the first half of 2010.

Year-to-date 2011 lead management revenue increased 14 percent to $22.8 million; laser system revenue increased 47 percent to $4.3 million; and service and other revenue increased 10 percent to $5.1 million.

Vascular intervention revenue in the first half of 2011 declined 3 percent to $30.5 million, compared with the first six months of 2010, but continued its turnaround with two consecutive quarters of sequential improvement since the fourth quarter of 2010.

For the remainder of the year, Spectranetics is focused on improving its revenue growth rate, with revenue expected in the range of $122.5 million-$126.5 million.

For more information visit www.spectranetics.com

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Small Cap Voice Featured Company: Westmont Resources, Inc. (WMNS)

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Westmont Resources has made a name for itself by focusing on extracting additional value out of existing oil and natural gas properties. The Company uses a strategy of acquiring and then improving resource sites, assets and companies within the production and service sector for oil and gas, with the overall goal of stitching them all together as a powerful development network.

The key edge employed by WMNS is advanced proprietary extraction technologies like EcoRecovery4™, which is basically green-fracking with biodegradable/organic inputs like the Company’s all-natural, 100% biodegradable FracSolv™. The Company is very confident that they can exploit this low-risk/high-yield approach, achieving a potent growth vector thereby.

Current operations include:

• Marcellus and Chattanooga Shale – 92 leased wells in TN, 60 wells in PA and 60 wells in WV, for a total projected post-workover production of 1,475 BPD with some 23,750 Mcf per day, expected to yield anticipated pretax earnings in the 28-24% range.
• San Miguel Tar Sands – Rights acquired to a 25-well drilling program with proven heavy oil reserves of roughly 3B barrels. Initial engagement is planned as a joint venture agreement with the landowner utilizing Eco-Recovery4. Total projected out of 3,750 BPD with some 625 Mcf per day.

Superior, green extraction technology has attracted a great deal of attention, leading to deals like the European Bond funding scheme developed in conjunction with Regency Financial Group, Inc., to help drive platforms like EcoRecovery4 to a new level of dominance and ubiquity within the sector.

For more information on Westmont Resources, Inc., visit www.westmontresources.com

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Most Publicly Traded Companies are Making a Huge Mistake

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Wouldn’t an investor that owned 10-20% of a company be entitled to management’s attention? Of course he would as his or her decisions could easily have a material effect on the company’s operations and ability to grow. Why then do so many publicly traded companies ignore the retail investor market when the segment represents a significant portion their shareholder base?

Of course, most of these companies do not even realize the mistake they are making. There are 30,000+ institutions in the world, each with stock purchasing power that far exceeds the typical retail investor. To them it is simply a matter of resource management; as workloads increase and budgets decline, it would only make sense to focus on institutions with more buying power.

However, the individual investor audience represents trillions of dollars in investable assets and it would be a mistake to completely ignore it. Because the most attractive segment of this audience makes investment decisions based on research and fundamentals, they often have long time horizons and become long term shareholders. Companies shouldn’t question the value of these individual investors.

As an information distribution and investor relations company, we understand the importance of the average retail investor and work hard to connect the community with companies that have huge potential to succeed in the short and long-term future. We offer several ways for investors to learn more about investing in these companies as well as find and evaluate them.

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Green Technology Solutions, Inc. (GTSO) Secures $3.25M in Financing to Develop Rare Earth Resources

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Green Technology Solutions successfully fuses together cutting-edge cleantech solutions with parallel interests in rare earth and precious metals exploration via the Company’s Rare Earth Exporters division. The Company announced today closing of a $3.25M financing agreement to further develop and evaluate rare earth minerals with the goal of advancing those projects to profitability.

CEO of GTSO, John Shearer, made an argument with unshakeable logic: rare earth minerals are the cornerstone of modern technologies and thus are an incredibly valuable resource, whether we are talking cell phones and iPads, or wind turbines, solar cells and electric car batteries. Shearer’s dedication to advancing extant rare earth projects to fruition with the financing was made clear.

Rare earth minerals were recently identified as a key strategic resource for the US and the Company’s own work in Mongolia and other target-rich hot spots will potentially help fuel the economy moving forward. The Company has agreements in place for some 17k acres of prime mineralized acreage in Mongolia which has been identified by GTSO as having significant commercial production value.

Recent announcements by China, which currently accounts for a whopping 90% or more of the global inputs for rare earths, of curtailing exports has sent prices through the roof and created a clear market vector for companies like GTSO. The facts are we need rare earths to fuel the future of the US market and world markets alike, China’s policy is clear and thus the potential for developments related to this new financing for GTSO cannot be underestimated.

A massive opportunity here for GTSO and others to seize solid and ever more stable footing in what is an inescapable market pipeline. Mongolia and even sites within the US are clearly positive targets for development and ultimately having access to rare earths will place GTSO as a leading green/clean-tech developer in a particularly dynamic position.

For more information on the agreement, or on continuing developments at Green Technology Solutions, Inc., please visit the Company’s website at: www.GreenTech-Solutions.com

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Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) IPO as Hot as Its Coffee

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

This week’s biggest IPO offered some hot trading Wednesday as shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts, soared well past its $19 IPO price, to close at nearly $27.85, based on the company’s recognized potential for still unrealized domestic expansion.

Founded in 1950 in Quincy, Massachusetts, the company began franchising in 1955, and is now approaching 10,000 stores worldwide. About 2/3 of Dunkin’ stores are in the U.S., the vast majority of which are in the East. The lack of stores in the West is viewed as a prime opportunity for increased domestic branding and growth, with the chain looking to roughly double the number of U.S. stores over the next two decades.

Dunkin’ feels it’s in a strong position to take on Starbucks and McDonald’s, both of which are now considered focused more on the international market. Surprising to many is the fact that Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s largest retailer of coffee-by-the-cup, serving nearly a billion cups each year. Although the company also sells bagels, breakfast sandwiches, danishes, and, of course, all kinds of donuts, coffee provides the majority of its revenue, including grocery sales. The original proprietary coffee blend recipe used in 1950 is still the one used today, the foundation for a customer brand loyalty exceeding that of its competition.

Although planned growth is impressive, the strategy is to be careful, to ensure successful franchises as it expands on its largely working-class customer base. Its target market, in contrast to Starbuck’s target for higher-priced offerings, could stand it well during tough economic times. In addition, Dunkin’ Brands other major brand, Baskin-Robbins, is now under new management, and is seen as already undergoing a turn-around.

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

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Scorpex, Inc. (SRPX) Prepares to Capitalize on Mexico’s Waste Disposal Industry

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

The market for hazardous and industrial waste naturally increases in correlation with growth of the human population. Landfills have long been the method of waste disposal, but below the surface of the layers of dirt “hiding” our waste, reactions take place that create long-term environmental problems.

This is where Scorpex steps in. The company is executing its operational mission to own and operate a full-service waste disposal and recycling company. Its first facility will be located on a 26-acre property just outside Ensenada, Mexico, ironically less than three miles from the region’s current landfill. The property will house ten hazardous waste storage structures, with the first storage facility 80 percent complete.

Scorpex has partnered with IET of Danville, Ky., for the installation of a waste gasification plant on site. The IET solution is a thermal oxidation process that takes waste, transported by waste haulers, and drops it into an air-tight gasification cell. Once the cell is closed, the system is activated and the temperature of cell is raised to 800 degrees, without the presence oxygen. The waste is then turned into smoke, dust-free gas, and vented into secondary processor where it is mixed with room air and then ignited by pilot burners that creates hot air flow. This hot air stream can be reclaimed to create hot water and steam.

This gasification method burns off 95% of the waste’s volume, and allows for immediate processing of waste as it arrives at the plant. Even though the process is essentially emission free, IET provides their own scrubber design for all projects to give extra protection regardless of the contaminant. With so many great features, detailed in a recent press release, and full support included, it is obvious that Scorpex did their due diligence prior to selecting the required processing equipment for their operations.

For more information visit www.scorpex.com

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Stratus Media Group, Inc. (SMDI) Appoints Two Executives

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Live entertainment company Stratus Media Group, Inc. announced today that it has appointed Larry Peters as VP of Sponsorship Sales and Bret Johnson as Executive Director of Branded Partnerships. Peters and Johnson bring over 30 years of collective leadership in sales and business development to Stratus. Both associates work out of the SDMI Los Angeles office.

“We are pleased that Larry and Bret have come aboard as new members of our expanding company and leadership team,” said Paul Sewell, SVP Global Marketing at Stratus. “Their combined success in sports, entertainment, and multimedia event platforms will extend our ability to create brand marriages with our world class live entertainment portfolio.”

With over fifteen years of industry experience, Peters has notable accomplishments, making him an important figure in the industry. He was instrumental in the growth of SFX/Clear Channel Entertainment and in the development of concert based sponsorships, including content driven integration within action sports and youth lifestyle entertainment with ASA Entertainment and The World of Dance Tour. Peters has worked with some of the world’s leading brands, including Anheuser-Busch, U.S. Marine Corps, Coca Cola, and Dodge.

On his new position, Peters remarked, “Joining Stratus Media Group represents a tremendous opportunity for me personally and professionally. SMDI is on the cutting edge of where the media and brand marketing landscape is headed globally, and I am thrilled to be a part of building our future in sales development.”

Also with fifteen years of experience, Johnson has honed his expertise in brand alliances with sports media and building consumer touch points. He began his career as Co-Producer and host, while spearheading Sales & Marketing at Planet X Television, a pioneer in action sports programming, combining celebrity driven sports and music content at a time when extreme sports and reality TV were burgeoning. Most recently, Johnson served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Rockstar Energy Drink, Inc. He created new distribution partnerships and paired the brand with blockbuster artists and sports teams like the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, the NFL and NBA.

“We’re in a dynamic developmental stage as a globally minded, fast growing company,” said Johnson, “I thrive on creating partnerships that have meaning as we extend our commitment to change the world of live entertainment.

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Soligenix, Inc. (SNGX) to Receive Up to $16 Million for Its orBec Drug

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Soligenix, Inc. is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing products to treat life-threatening side effects of cancer treatments and serious gastrointestinal diseases, in addition to vaccines for certain bioterrorism agents.

The company announced today the expansion and amendment of its North American licensing partnership with Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals for the development and commercialization of its lead product orBec (oral beclomethasone dipropionate or Oral BDP) into the European market. Its orBec product is a potent, locally acting corticosteroid being developed for the treatment of acute gastrointestinal Graft-versus-Host-disease (GI GVHD), common and potentially life-threatening complication of hematopoietic cell transplantation.

As part of the amended agreement, Sigma-Tau has made a $5 million upfront payment to Soligenix. In addition, it will make additional payments to Soligenix totaling $11 million, subject to the achievement of certain milestones. The first milestone, a $2 million payment, will be made upon the successful completion of the confirmatory Phase 3 clinical trial of orBec.

Sigma-Tau will also pay Soligenix a 40% royalty on net sales pursuant to which Soligenix will supply the drug while maintaining worldwide manufacturing rights. Additionally, all commercialization expense for expansion into Europe, including launch expenses, will be borne by Sigma-Tau. This will occur once orBec is approved for sales in Europe, which is expected shortly.

For further information on Soligenix and its orBec drug, visit the company’s website at www.soligenix.com

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Zix Corp. (ZIXI) Video Chart for Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

ZIXI could be considered a cup and handle pattern or an inverted head and shoulders. In either case, the chart is trying to hold strong during a rough time in the market. Technical traders are looking for a potential move through the next level of resistance.

To view the video chart, visit the following link: http://www.qualitystocks.net/videocharts

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