Archive for July, 2012

SmallCapVoice: Marley Coffee (JAMN) Continues to Expand in California with New Distribution at Gelson’s

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Marley Coffee, a sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan roasted gourmet coffee, today announced new distribution with Gelson’s Markets, one of the nation’s premier supermarket chains, with 17 locations in California.

Just recently, all Gelson’s markets will offer Marley Coffee Organic Ground 8oz. bags in the following varieties: Get Up Stand Up (light roast), One Love 100% Ethiopian Tirgacheffe (medium roast), Mystic Morning (medium roast), and Buffalo Soldier (dark roast).

“We are excited to team up with Gelson’s Markets as they share our love for providing the highest quality products to customers,” said Rohan Marley, chairman, Marley Coffee. “We are committed to the earth and our communities, and are looking forward to spreading the love with the soulful aroma and delicious taste of our Marley Coffee.”

The chain consists of seventeen Gelson’s locations in California: Calabasas, Century City, Dana Point, Encino, Hollywood, Irvine, Marina del Rey, Newport Beach, Pacific Palisades, Pasadena, Santa Barbara, Sherman Oaks, Silver Lake/Los Feliz, Tarzana, Valley Village/NoHo, West Hollywood, and Westlake Village.

“Gelson’s is an excellent addition to our family of retail partners as we continue to expand and make Marley Coffee accessible to coffee lovers,” said Brent Toevs, CEO, Marley Coffee. “We are excited to work with Gelson’s, as we continue to expand our retail distribution in the US.”

For the home, Marley Coffee currently offers two new varieties of Jamaica Blue Mountain® Ground Coffee roasts and six varieties of certified USDA Organic Ground Coffee as well as Whole Bean Coffee and compostable Single-Serve At-Home Pods. The new Marley Coffee RealCup™, compatible with most models of the popular Keurig-brand single-serve coffee brewers, will be available in September 2012 in an array of roasts for both home and office use.

Marley Coffee is also available for the trade in Traditional 2.5oz Fracs, compostable Single-Serve Breakroom Pods, and Branded Vending and Foodservice Solutions. In addition, the company recently introduced its first mobile retail concept, the Marley Coffee-brand Bike Caffe (www.bikecaffe.com/marleycoffee), which has already started selling to franchise buyers.

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22nd Century Group, Inc. (XXII) Delivers 2.7Mln SPECTRUM Research Cigarettes under 5-Year Government Contract

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

22nd Century Group, a plant biotech company with proprietary technology for tobacco harm reduction and smoking cessation products, today announced it has delivered an additional 2.7 million SPECTRUM® research cigarettes.

The SPECTRUM line is comprised of a series of cigarette styles with a fixed amount of tar, but with varying nicotine yields. The product line features 24 styles, 11 regular and 13 menthol versions, with eight levels of nicotine content. The most prevalent style of SPECTRUM has approximately 97 percent less nicotine than “light” cigarettes on the market.

22nd Century developed SPECTRUM for NIDA, a department of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Since the product is for independent research purposes only, SPECTRUM will not be sold as a commercial cigarette.

“As the only company in the world capable of producing cigarettes with such a wide range of nicotine levels, 22nd Century was chosen to supply its proprietary SPECTRUM research cigarettes as a subcontractor under a five-year federal government contract,” Joseph Pandolfino, 22nd Century’s CEO stated in the press release.

22nd Century said dozens of research studies will be conducted with SPECTRUM to observe smoking cessation; compare how different nicotine levels in cigarettes affect smoking behavior and exposure to smoke; and to determine whether there is a threshold nicotine level in cigarettes which does not produce dependence.

For more information visit www.xxiicentury.com

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STWA, Inc. (ZERO) Advancing Towards Commercialization of Applied Oil Technology in China

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

STWA has put together an impressive package of intellectual property (developed with and exclusively licensed from Temple University), with their DOE test-proven oil pipeline flow rate enhancing Applied Oil Technology™ (AOT, essentially reduces viscosity in the pipe) and a diesel engine efficiency technology based on the same viscosity-reducing idea, ELEKTRA™, leading the pack. And that same AOT 1.2v unit which previously underwent testing with the DOE at the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC), handing in successful results since October of last year, was reported as being boxed up and shipped out today to Langfang, China, for the second stage of the three-phase commercialization acceptance process required by the CPP (China Petroleum Pipeline Administration).

CNPC PetroChina (the biggest oil and gas operator, as well as oil field services provider, in the world’s most energy hungry country) and the CPP have their Pipeline Flow Assurance Test Center at Langfang ready to receive the prototype, and in some five weeks from today Field Loop Testing can begin at what is one of China’s most advanced pipeline R&D facilities. This announcement marks a key leaping off point for the overall commercialization of AOT technology in China and investors are already buzzing about STWA’s potential to capitalize big time across China’s vast oil pipeline infrastructure.

It’s not hard to understand the kind of attraction AOT is getting, as the energy cost per mile of transport reductions are quite impressive, something that translates into bottom line savings for operators. The crude oil remains chemically unchanged, as does the temperature. Less energy is required to pump the oil and with lower overall line-loss per mile; plus the fact that the oil simply returns to a natural state after a few hours, we can easily see an incredible product profile on this AOT tech. With AOT, pipeline operators can simply dope the oil temporarily for transmission through the infrastructure, reaping big savings.

The next and final stage of the mandated commercialization process, Phase III, will follow Field Loop Testing and consist of a commercial Pilot Program, executed so as to take full advantage of the demonstrated effectiveness of AOT against China’s three major crude oil grades. The testing is being conducted by CPP in close collaboration with SWTA’s local commercialization partner TDC as per the terms of the Cooperation Framework Agreement (whereby TDC bears the cost for testing/commercialization of AOT with the CPP).

CEO of STWA, Cecil Bond Kyte was pleased to report this clear indicator that the company is on track for regulatory approval of AOT in China and characterized ongoing cooperative efforts with both TDC and the CPP as “very productive/constructive.” Not long now for AOT in China really, what with TDC having already pinned down a 300km, 27-inch pipe for the commercial Pilot Program in Phase III.

For more information on STWA, Inc., or the company’s technology portfolio (24 domestic/international patents and patents pending), please visit the STWA website at: www.STWA.com

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International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO) Milestone Advancement of Transplantable Human Cornea Program Captivates Market/Doctors

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

International Stem Cell Corp. has made bold progress developing ethically valid human parthenogenetic stem cell (hpSC) technology that allows for pluripotent stem cell creation from unfertilized eggs, and while this technology has incredibly broad application potential, it is the recent announcement by ISCO’s R&D team regarding advancement of the company’s transplantable human cornea program which currently captures the attention of both investors and ophthalmologists.

The June 28 release by ISCO, detailing development by the company’s R&D team of a new method for deriving corneal endothelium-like cells, largely validated prior data sets gathered from collaborator Sankara Nethralaya Eye Hospital in India, who has helped tremendously with the program’s efforts to bring about a solution to the massive demand for corneal tissue. You see, the ophthalmologic field is overwhelmed by demand for vital corneal transplants, but the finite supply from donations prohibits any real solution. Well, not only does the ISCO technology offer real hope for a fully functional transplantable cornea, but the prerequisite technology and tissue formation method itself could be used for standalone medical treatment as well, helping to promote wound healing and corneal regeneration.

These are finer points of the amazing work being done by ISCO touched upon by Bethesda, Maryland, leading ophthalmologist Charles Bahn, MD, a specialist in corneal and external eye disease, in a recent report. Bahn joined a chorus of voices from the medical community regarding the potential of research being conducted by International Stem Cell Corp. for solving the growing shortfall of available transplants. Dr. Bahn really emphasized the importance of the technology fundamentals as well, as the cells derived in the process, in and of themselves, represent a tremendous therapeutic/regenerative medicine breakthrough and in general this technology could help substantially delimit transplant infections (like HIV or hepatitis).

That is the beauty of stem cell approaches for such problems as degenerative eye disease, using the body’s own tissues to heal it, or rather, create the conditions required for the body to heal itself via natural tissue aggregation and cell activity. Bahn and other medical professionals, who see consistently growing numbers of patients in dire need, with degenerative eye problems and corneal disease that could directly benefit from the tissues made available through ISCO’s diligent research efforts, are eager to see success out of the company’s transplantable human cornea program.

The global market for this technology is immeasurably vast, but India alone has some 4M corneal vision impaired patients with protractedly limited access to corneal tissues, to quantify a single slice. The strong foothold in India and the Asian market already established by ISCO will prove quite beneficial to shareholders as the platform emerges to commercial availability and, as VP of R&D for ISCO, Dr. Ruslan Semechkin, noted in the June 28 release, this milestone work in advancing the usable cornea platform also brings with it additional licensing opportunities, as the benefit of these endothelium-like cells produced in the new method are far-reaching.

ISCO plans to work hand-in-hand with their collaborative network in India (including the All-India Institute for Medical Sciences) and clinical affiliates elsewhere to advance validation of the new method and cell applications.

Exciting times for the field of ophthalmology made possible by ISCO’s cutting-edge hpSC tech and the market’s are buzzing over the long-term impact such technology would have, not just for patients whose quality of life could be dramatically improved, but for shareholders who stand to benefit from facilitating such a revolutionary breakthrough in tissue engineering science, as the creation of fully-functional human corneas ready for transplant could reshape the face of an entire industry.

For more information on International Stem Cell Corp. and their rapidly advancing portfolio of therapeutic cell-based technologies and cosmetic product applications (including UniStemCell™ which promises to be the first true stem cell bank, as well as their Lifeline Cell Technology and Lifeline Skin Care subsidiaries), visit the company’s Web site at: www.InternationalStemCell.com

For additional information on ISCO, visit the company’s website at www.internationalstemcell.com

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SmallCapVoice: Allezoe Medical’s (ALZM) Growing Line Up of Cutting-Edge Medical Devices

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Allezoe Medical Holdings is a holding company focused on acquiring the most high-quality and in demand medical products, solutions and services that address health issues facing large populations. They are most interested in leading-edge technologies that apply proven science to offer improved outcomes and ease of use for patients, their families, and the healthcare teams that care for them.

Allezoe Medical Holdings’ subsidiary, SureScreen Medical, Inc., has signed an exclusive license to develop and market a breakthrough medical technology that will, potentially, revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Bovine Papillomavirus (BPV), and potentially cervical cancer. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection — there are more than 40 types — and most people who become infected do not know they have it, leading to further spread. Approximately 20 million Americans are infected with HPV and it is estimated that 5.5 million people will contract it each year. The potential impact of the SureScreen© technology is particularly important with regard to cervical cancer, the second most common cancer in women. Cervical cancer can be prevented with the right technologies and treatments. SureScreen’s© See-&-Treat© technology aims to replace the existing practice of testing a patient for HPV and requiring her to return to a healthcare provider for the results and, if necessary, treatment with a single-visit solution. Especially in third-world regions, diagnosing and treating HPV in women in a single visit can significantly raise the level of treatment and, potentially, severely reduce cervical cancer rates.

On July 19th 2012 ALZM announced that it has entered into an agreement for the merger of HealthWatch Systems, Inc., a Florida corporation, with and into HWS Acquisition Corp., a Florida corporation and wholly-owned acquisition subsidiary of ALZM. The result of the merger will be that HealthWatchSystems, Inc. (“OVWatch”) will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALZM and the shareholders of OVWatch, as a group, will acquire 20 percent of the outstanding stock of ALZM, post-merger, on a fully-diluted basis.

OVWatch is a privately held medical device company focused on solutions for infertility problems in couples seeking to have children. OV-Watch® is a non-invasive, wrist watch-like medical device that provides four days advance notice of ovulation to maximize conception opportunities. The product is FDA cleared (510k) is currently being marketed in the US and is also approved in Canada and Europe. The OV-Watch has been featured on The Doctor’s Show, Fox and Friends television, The Tyra Banks Show and other television and radio shows and is available on-line.

The recent acquisition of the OV-Watch technology will add another cutting-edge medical device technology to the growing line up of Allezoe Medical subsidiaries. OVWatch is a privately held medical device company focused on solutions for infertility problems in couples seeking to have children.

•OV-Watch® is a non-invasive, wrist watch-like medical device that provides four days advance notice of ovulation to maximize conception opportunities. The product is FDA cleared (510k) is currently being marketed in the US and is also approved in Canada and Europe.
•The OV-Watch has been featured on The Doctor’s Show, Fox and Friends television, The Tyra Banks Show and other television and radio shows and is available on-line.

Allezoe Medical Holdings is in the final stages of discussions to acquire a number of organizations including companies that:

•Diagnosis and treatment of Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Bovine Papillomavirus (BPV), and potentially cervical cancer. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Approximately 20 million Americans are infected with HPV and it is expected that 5.5 million will contract the HPV through sexual contact each year.
•State-of-the-art implant technologies for spinal surgery
•Do clinical trial research

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Limelight Networks, Inc. (LLNW) Dion Messer Receives “George Hutchinson Award” from the Federal Circuit Bar Association for Outstanding Leadership

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Limelight Networks, a prominent player in Digital Presence Management, announced yesterday that its Senior Intellectual Property Corporate Counsel, Dion Messer, has received the “George Hutchinson Award” from the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA). FCBA’s most prestigious award recognizes Messer and Lawrence Kass, her co-chair of the FCBA’s Veterans Appeals Committee, a partner in the New York office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, for their impressive leadership and notable achievements over the years.

The Veterans Appeals Committee established and manages the FCBA’s Veterans Pro Bono Program. The program centers around identifying and screening appeals filed pro se with the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (COAFC), then, after selecting the appropriate appeals, securing pro bono counsel from FCBA interested attorneys. The committee also creates and fosters relationships with other Veterans Law Committees from other bar associations. Furthermore, it monitors ongoing developments and offers educational programs regarding veteran’s law with the judiciary and legislature.

Messer and Lawrence worked as committee chairs over the last two years, and in the two years before that they served as vice-chairs of the committee. Throughout their tenure, pro bono attorneys secured by the FCBA’s Program have successfully argued cases before the COAFC to recoup benefits previously denied to veterans and their families by the Veterans Administration. In addition, the Court’s opinion in many of those cases set precedents that will help untold numbers of veterans newly applying for benefits to the Veterans Administration. Messer herself successfully represented Vietnam War veteran Leroy Comer in his more than 30 year battle with the VA to get disability benefits for his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder disability. Messer argued on Mr. Comer’s behalf, and the Court agreed, that veterans who are not represented by an attorney do not need to make explicit formalist arguments for certain benefits when their informal arguments raise the question. In her role at Limelight Networks, Messer manages patent litigation and prosecution as well as all other intellectual property matters.

For further information, please visit www.limelight.com

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SmallCapVoice: Imogo (IMTC) Forms Strategic Alliance with Contact Monkey

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Imogo Mobile Technologies, a leader in secure mobile cloud services, today announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with Toronto-based Contact Monkey (www.contactmonkey.com), a rapidly growing developer and marketer of a seamless, secure and easy-to-use cloud solution that lets users better control and share their contact information.

Imogo has worked out a mutually beneficial agreement with Contact Monkey that will accelerate synergistic growth in both the cloud and app markets. Under the terms of the alliance agreement, Imogo will integrate the Contact Monkey solution into the Imogo cloud offering and the two companies will cross promote each company’s product offerings.

“We believe Imogo is a perfect strategic partner for us,” said Contact Monkey Founder and CEO Scott Pielsticker. “We share a common vision of the power and importance of cloud computing and we are committed to providing businesses and individuals elegant, secure and easy-to-use cloud-based solutions to meet their personal and business application needs anywhere, anytime and on any mobile device.”

Imogo President, Founder and CEO Stewart Irvine said, “We believe this alliance and the integration of the Contact Monkey cloud-based solution into our suite of products will enhance the value of our cloud offering. With Contact Monkey, we believe we will gain an important competitive advantage and because cross product promotion is a key feature of our alliance, we expect to expand our access to a larger universe of potential customers and add a meaningful source of revenue going forward. We are confident this will lead to significant growth in our customer base and have a positive impact on shareholder value.”

Contact Monkey is a secure and fully-featured software service that helps people communicate with and easily download contact information to any type of email platform, tablet or Smartphone device from a website, email signature or other source, and it tracks how many people have been viewing the contact information.

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Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (ACTC) Treats Final Patient in First Cohort of Phase ½ Trial for Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Advanced Cell Technology, a biotech company focused on the field of regenerative medicine, today announced it has treated the final patient in the first patient group participating in its phase 1/2 clinical trial for Stargardt’s macular dystrophy (SMD), which causes progressive vision loss and eventual blindness. The trial uses retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) as treatment for SMD.

The outpatient transplant surgery was performed July 27 at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London without any complications. This is the tenth patient overall to now be treated with Advanced Cell’s RPE cell therapy. The phase 1/2 trial, designed to determine the safety and tolerability of hESC-derived RPE cells following sub-retinal transplantation in patients with SMD, will involve a total of 12 patients, with cohorts of three patients each in an ascending dosage format.

Gary Rabin, Advanced Cell chairman and CEO, said the company anticipates receiving clearance to initiate the treatment of the second patient cohort in the coming weeks.

“This is a significant month for the company,” Rabin stated in the press release. “One year ago we treated the first of our patients in our two U.S. clinical trials. The one-year follow-up for those initial patients indicates that the improvements in visual acuity we initially reported have in fact persisted now for a year. Indeed, we are consistently observing improvements in subjective and objective visual acuity for patients being treated at the various clinical centers involved in our trials. Again, these trials are still at very early stages, but these preliminary results indicate that we are on the right track.”

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) has officially designated Advanced Cell’s hESC-derived RPE cells as an orphan medicinal product for the treatment of SMD.

For more information visit www.advancedcell.com

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Facts and Advantages Behind Duma Energy Corp. (DUMA)

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Duma Energy is a growing energy company, based in Houston, Texas, with oil and gas interests in Texas, Louisiana, and Illinois. The story of the company’s past and future growth potential is perhaps best seen in the numbers and strategic advantages the company possesses.

• The company produced 38,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) in fiscal 2011, and has already produced over 45,000 boe in the first half of fiscal 2012.

• Duma lists $77 million in proven resources (with less than $12 million as booked reserves).

• Most recent year-over-year revenue growth exceeds 500%.

• 75% of the invested capital comes directly from the CEO and insiders. Of the 10.7 million shares outstanding, 5.9 million are held by the CEO and insiders.

• Duma’s strategy focuses on ROI, not just barrels of oil.

• The company is set up so as not to be limited by any geographical location or operational strategy.

• Duma’s highly experienced team targets only industry standard and time-tested technologies, preferring to learn from the mistakes of others. They avoid unproven resource plays that depend upon high commodity prices, thereby minimizing investor risk.

• The company’s current interests are in Galveston Bay and Trinity Bay, Texas, as well as Duval, Victoria, and Karnes County, Texas, with additional interests in Jefferson County, Illinois, and Franklin Parish, Louisiana. The company is also pursuing acquisition of a private company with significant interests in an African concession totaling approximately 6 million acres.

• The company’s growth plan involves continued acquisitions, including possible international opportunities with high return potential, with the goal of leveraging growing revenue, cash flow, and reserves to fund ongoing expansion.

• Careful and experience-based management has allowed Duma to reduce debt to zero, continually grow revenue and assets, and establish a positive operational cash flow. All major metrics show positive improvement and momentum.

• Operating margins, now near 50%, are improving as new wells and production increase efficiencies.

• Numbers anticipated for the end of calendar 2012 include production of 1,000 boe per day gross, positive cash flow and earnings, and approval for listing on a major exchange. By the end of 2013, production is planned to be 2,500 boe per day.

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

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CytoSorbents Corp. (CTSO) and Its Breakthrough Medical Technology

Monday, July 30th, 2012

CytoSorbents is a New Jersey based healthcare company that has developed a therapeutic device for blood purification, applicable to kidney disease, sepsis, and other life threatening diseases. CytoSorb™, the company’s flagship product, uses what is called hemoperfusion technology, involving the passing of blood over adsorbent substances outside of the body to remove toxins. The specially designed adsorbent material in this case consists of biocompatible, highly porous polymer beads, each containing millions of pores and channels that can be modified to remove substances as small as drugs and as large as antibodies. The system is designed to remove excessive cytokines in critically-ill patients that can lead to deadly inflammation, multiple organ failure, immune dysfunction, and often death in common illnesses such as sepsis, trauma, burn injury, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and pancreatitis.

By addressing one of the most challenging and unmet medical needs, the ability to prevent or mitigate multiple organ failure, which is the leading cause of death in hospital intensive care units, CytoSorb® is a potentially breakthrough therapy. In response to life-threatening conditions such as sepsis and infection, trauma, serious burn injuries, severe lung injury, and pancreatitis, the body frequently overreacts, producing a massive excess of cytokines. Cytokines normally help the body cope with injury, but at these levels they are toxic, creating what is called “cytokine storm,” driving severe inflammation and a cascade of pathophysiologic changes in the body that cause cell damage, organ failure, and often death. Until recently, there were no effective ways to reduce cytokine storm broadly. This is what is addressed by CytoSorb.

In March 2011, CytoSorb™, the company’s flagship product, achieved European regulatory approval as an extracorporeal cytokine filter, and can now be sold throughout the European Union (E.U.) under the CE Mark to be used in clinical situations where cytokines are elevated.

In addition, the company has a development-stage blood purification technology platform called HemoDefend, designed for the blood transfusion industry and intended to reduce transfusion reactions and safeguard the quality and safety of blood products. CytoSorb™ and HemoDefend are just two of a number of different resins that CytoSorbents has designed for various medical applications, including improved dialysis, the potential treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders, rhabdomyolysis in trauma, removal of chemotherapy drugs during treatment of cancer with high dose regional chemotherapy, drug detoxification, and others.

For additional information, visit the company’s websites at www.CytoSorbents.com

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Skinny Nutritional Corp. (SKNY) Offers Skinny Water for Every Purpose

Monday, July 30th, 2012

The value of customization is well known as a major factor in customer appeal. It offers a link to the consumer that more generic offerings cannot. Customization doesn’t have to mean sitting down with every person to determine individual preferences, but rather simply recognizing the range of market needs and opportunities in a given class of products. It’s the reason that there are different models of cars and many choices of ice cream.

Skinny Nutritional makes effective use of this principle in its Skinny Water line of health beverages. The company has managed to develop multiple offerings, each of which is formulated to meet specific health needs.

• Lemonade Passion Fruit (Total-V)

Vitamins B3, B5, B6, B12 + C (energy, mental clarity and whole body vitality)
Vitamin A (essential for the eyes, as well as skin and immune system replenishment)
Vitamin E (boosts red blood cell and muscle development)
Magnesium + Folic Acid (helps absorb calcium for bone health and energy production)
Calcium (builds strong skeletal system)
Potassium (helps maintain cellular hydration)

• Orange Cranberry Tangerine (Wake Up)

Vitamin C (powerful antioxidant, boosts immunity; good for skin, teeth, bones blood vessels)
Vitamin A (promotes vision health)
Vitamin E (Vitamin A regulator, neutralizes free radicals, maintains healthy-looking skin and hair)
Calcium (builds strong skeletal system)
Potassium (helps maintain cellular hydration)

• Raspberry Pomegranate (Crave Control)

SuperCitriMax® (a patented form of an herbal extract rich in hydroxycitrix acid (HCA), naturally derived from the Garcinia Cambogia fruit native to parts of Asia and known for its appetite suppressing qualities, with each 1,500 mg SuperCitriMax® serving providing 900 mg of HCA)
Calcium (builds strong skeletal system)
Potassium (aids in the regulation of the body’s water balance, helps the body hydrate and replenish)

• Sport Goji Black Cherry (Shape)

Vitamins: A, E, B3, B5, B6
Calcium (mineral/electrolyte, promotes strong, healthy bones & teeth, muscles, nervous system)
Magnesium (mineral/electrolyte, activates metabolic enzymes and are critical for energy generation)
Potassium (mineral/electrolyte, blood regulator and stabilizer, helps heart, brain, kidney, muscles)

• Acai Grape Blueberry (Hi-Energy)

Acai Extract (contains powerful antioxidants)
Guarana (natural caffeine stimulates metabolism)
Ginseng (combats fatigue and stimulate metabolism)
Vitamins B3, B6 & B12 (energy, metabolism, skin, muscle tone, helps immune and nervous system)
Calcium (builds strong skeletal system)
Potassium (helps maintain cellular hydration)

• Sport Sport Blue Raspberry (Fit)

Vitamins: B3, B5, B6
Calcium (mineral/electrolyte, promotes healthy bones & teeth, muscles, nerves)
Magnesium (mineral/electrolyte, activates metabolic enzymes, energy generation)
Potassium (mineral/electrolyte, blood regulator, healthy heart, brain, kidney, muscle, water balance)

• Sport Pink Berry Citrus (Power)

Vitamins: A, E, B3, B5, B6
Calcium (mineral/electrolyte, promotes healthy bones & teeth, muscles, nerves)
Magnesium (mineral/electrolyte, activates metabolic enzymes and are critical for energy generation)
Potassium (mineral/electrolyte, blood regulator, healthy heart, brain, kidney, muscle, water balance)

• Sport Kiwi Lime (Active)

Vitamins: B3, B5, B6, C
Calcium (mineral/electrolyte, promotes healthy bones & teeth, muscles, nerves)
Magnesium (mineral/electrolyte, activates metabolic enzymes, energy generation)
Potassium (mineral/electrolyte, blood regulator, healthy heart, brain, kidney, muscle, water balance)

For additional information, visit the company’s websites at www.SkinnyWater.com

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Lomiko Metals, Inc. (LMRMF) Initiates 2012 Exploration Program with High Expectations

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Lomiko Metals exploration manager Lesley Hunt recently told investors via a press release that the company’s geological team has commenced the summer exploration program at the Vines Lake property.

Located in the Cassiar Gold Camp in the Liard Mining District of northwestern British Columbia, the 100% owned Vines Lake property has year-round paved road access as the property’s northern boundary crosses Hwy 37N, seven kilometers south of the unincorporated settlement of Jade City. Lomiko Metals holds the rights to twelve contiguous mineral tenures encompassing the property, totaling 5,407 Ha (13,351 Acres).

Lomiko Metals believes that the property could hold new high-grade gold vein systems due to its close proximity to formerly producing mines in the Cassiar Mining Camp. There is also potential for other intrusion related mineralization near the Cassiar Batholith and its associated boundary contacts.

Soil analyses results from previous reports have outlined numerous anomalous gold values up to 0.279 g/t mostly on the eastern side of the property adjacent to China Minerals Mining’s Table Mountain Gold property. Additionally, Zinc values in soil on the western side of Vines Lake were by far the most anomalous on the property with values reported up to 2,429 ppm.

For more information on the company, visit www.lomiko.com

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GelTech Solutions, Inc. (GLTC) is “One to Watch”

Monday, July 30th, 2012

GelTech Solutions is a company on the forefront of water additive materials science with cutting-edge, environmentally friendly products, like their nontoxic FireIce®, firefighting/protectant gel, and the revolutionary soil remediation/dust suppression conditioner, Soil2O™.

FireIce is a paradigm-shattering firefighting tool that not only bypasses any need for the environmentally harmful chemicals (stabilizers and surfactants among others) typically found in alternatives, but actually binds water molecules together, forming a fire protectant shield. This gel shield snuffs out the flame, denying oxygen access to the flammable surface with a nice thick coating, while simultaneously dropping the temperature of the heat source rapidly. Cheaper and easier to use than the competition, with a squeaky-clean environmental profile, FireIce can be easily stored until ready to use.

You may have seen the creator of FireIce, Peter Cordani, on television/online, going at his own hand with a 2,000 degree blowtorch, confident that the FireIce gel coating his hand completely protects him from injury. This incredibly powerful substance has seen great success fighting wildfires in New Mexico recently and the US Forest Service’s tactical approach to fighting the nation’s wildfires was called into question by John Stossel on his show on FOX Business Network, for failure to comprehensively adopt FireIce (despite having approved its use on the ground and in the air), as the product is widely accepted to be the most effective fire suppressant/retardant on the market today.

The company has even packaged the product into a simple kit targeted at the homeowner. The FireIce Home Defense Unit™ brings the same protection from temperatures as high as 2k degrees Fahrenheit that is available to fire departments, Single Engine Airtanker pilots fighting the large wildfires in the southwestern United States, and the company’s network of GelTech Solution Distributors (mostly firefighting equipment suppliers), to the homeowner. An easy to use, portable, and high powered sprayer, together with two buckets (1,250 sq. ft each of wall/roof coverage) of FireIce, can safeguard a structure for up to 24 hours.

The same material engineering brilliance that produced FireIce also led to GelTech’s other major offering, Soil2O™, a natural polymer used for saving huge amounts of water (typically halves water/irrigation requirements) on lawn care, in backyard gardening, and in agricultural production. Infusing the soil and allowing for retention of as much as 400 times the polymer’s weight in water (keeping it where it needs to be and releasing 95% of that water back to the root mass on plant demand), Soil2O uses the same water molecule binding properties found in FireIce to also create optimal soil cohesion. Soil2O helps eliminate runoff and can be spread for controlling dust on construction sites, on road work, in fields, and anywhere else dust is a hazard.

The company recently reported signing a massive, 10-year exclusive distribution agreement valued at some $87.9M (minimum purchase level of $6M in year one) with XingFang Group Ltd. to sell FireIce in the PRC, giving GLTC a huge window to the larger Asian marketplace as well.

For more information on GelTech Solutions, Inc., please visit the company’s website at: www.GelTechSolutions.com

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Vendum Batteries, Inc. (VNDB) Spammed Aggressively over Weekend

Monday, July 30th, 2012

We have observed an influx of emails spamming Vendum Batteries over the weekend. Investors should be wary of these emails, as they are completely anonymous and violate the CAN-SPAM Act established by the FTC. As of this time, the company has not provided a public comment on the issue.

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SMTP, Inc. (SMTP) Grows Q2 Revs 35%, EPS Higher YoY; Declares $0.015 Dividend

Friday, July 27th, 2012

SMTP today announced its financial results for the second quarter, reflecting growth on top and bottom lines. The global e-mail marketing and delivery provider also declared a quarterly dividend of $0.015, payable August 31 to shareholders on record as of August 21, 2012.

SMTP’s second quarter 2012 pre-tax income increased to $0.4 million as compared to $0.3 million in the second quarter of 2011. Net income for the second quarter 2012 was $0.2 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, as compared to $0.2 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2011.

The company reported that revenue for the second quarter 2012 increased 35.1 percent to $1.3 million, compared to $1.0 million reported for the comparable quarter of the year prior.

Gross profit increased to $1.0 million, up 24.6% from $0.8 million in the second quarter 2011. Operating expenses for the second quarter of 2012 were $0.5 million as compared to $0.4 million in the second quarter 2011.

“We continue to experience healthy growth of both top line revenues and net income. The SMTP brand, combined with our focus on improving e-mail delivery success through expert support, has again proven to be a winning formula for customer retention. During the quarter, we added to our value proposition with new support programs that offer a higher level of personalized service and attention to our larger customer segment, who benefit from a significantly improved customer experience,” Richard Harrison, CEO of SMTP stated in the press release.

SMTP focuses solely on the execution of e-mail delivery for marketing and other companies that deal with bulk e-mail or high volume transactional delivery.

For more information visit www.smtp.com

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3Pea International, Inc. (TPNL) Provides Update on Recent Developments and Expectation for 2012

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Payment solutions company 3Pea International recently issued an update reflecting a recent pick-up in business and changes to the company’s capital structure.

3Pea recently certified its proprietary card processing platform, which is currently undergoing PCI-DSS certification. The company anticipates launching the product in the fourth quarter as it pursues opportunities to enter into new market segments.

By adding processing services for 16 blood/plasma donation centers, 3Pea said it has increased its presence in the prepaid, reloadable segment of the debit card market.

In May, the company signed an agreement with two creditors, under which 3Pea issued 3,335,500 shares of common stock and 3,335,500 Class A Warrants in full settlement and satisfaction of indebtedness to the creditors in the aggregate amount of $1,667,750. Each warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of 3Pea common stock at $0.50 per share any time on or before May 31, 2015.

3Pea also filed and was cleared for Bulletin Board Electronic Quotation System trading by FINRA.

To guide an efficient, comprehensive corporate communications program, 3Pea also highlighted its appointment of Brian Polan as vice president of the company’s investor relations.

Based on these developments, 3Pea said it expects that 2012 will be a “milestone” year for the company.

For more information visit www.3pea.com

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Santa Fe Petroleum, Inc. (SFPI) Puts Long Time Company Visionary Tom Griffin in President, Chairman of the Board Slot

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Santa Fe Petroleum, the full-spectrum oil and gas well developer which has established a successful track record and is currently focused on their main sites, the Huxley (Shelby County) and Santa Fe Spindletop (Hopkins County) fields in Texas, was happy to report today that the company appointed 16-year industry veteran, CEO of Santa Fe Petroleum, LLC, and long time company visionary, Tom Griffin, to the position of President and Chairman of the Board.

Santa Fe Petroleum is an affiliate of SFPI and Griffin’s original E&P firm. Boasting returns on investment of as much as 3:1 for some of the highly successful oil and gas projects he held over watch on, Tom’s management capabilities for overall drilling/production design are self-evident.

In many ways this has been a long time coming for Tom, as he has been instrumental in the company’s success thus far, applying his nearly four decades of firsthand experience developing diversified ventures, including several key JV’s, again and again demonstrating at each step that his personal dedication to detail, communication, and productivity policy refinement were fundamental to success.

CEO and CFO of SFPI, Bruce Hall, boldly pointed to the masterful business plan devised by Griffin as chief among reasons for the appointment, a plan encompassing growth of the mineral interest acreage leasing footprint, the company’s portfolio of horizontal/vertical oil and gas drilling/production assets, and even the long-term evolutionary targets. Hall noted that the significant track record Tom has created for competently building up and increasing the punching strength of oil and gas E&P’s would be a driving force behind increased capitalization in the company’s current market focus, with numerous opportunities being made accessible thereby.

Tom is the kind of guy who will prove indispensible as SFPI aggresses the larger domestic shale environment. Santa Fe is looking to strike hard and fast in pursuit of a diverse footprint of high-value resources in the many emerging U.S. shale plays, confident that the company possesses the kind of operational strength required to identify targets and execute towards production goals.

The evolution of Santa Fe Petroleum included establishing several support companies, like the land management segment tasked with overseeing acreage leasing concerns, a pipeline unit dedicated to figuring out all gas well logistics (including cross-county transmission lines for intrastate sale), and even an online oil and gas sales division. This modular approach to developing the support apparatus needed for Santa Fe Petroleum, along with the clear success record Griffin has established elsewhere, are brilliant hallmarks of the kind of forward momentum he will bring to the Presidency of SFPI. Griffin’s obvious managerial skills are precisely what the company needs in a Board Chairman as well, and shareholders will be looking to reap the rich rewards his leadership is expected to foster.

The domestic oil and gas sector is really heating up in recent years, with more discoveries and activity then you can shake a stick at. North America is experiencing a massive spike in E&P activity, something for which SFPI has positioned itself quite nicely. With the company’s James Lime-targeting (chalky limestone sandwiched between the Bexar and Pine Island shale) Huxley field bearing significant, clean, high-value gas at relatively shallow depths of only 6,100 feet, and the Santa Fe Spindletop field seated right between two fields that have produced considerable output from the Smackover Formation (20.5M bbls oil and 48.4B cubic feet of natural gas), SFPI is already primed for big profits, even before considering acquisitive vectors.

To learn more about today’s appointment, or to read up on Santa Fe Petroleum, Inc., please head on over to the company’s website at: www.SantaFePetroleum.com

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Swick Mining Services Ltd. (SWK.AX) is “One to Watch”

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Swick Mining Services has established a solid operational track record as one of the biggest and most innovative drilling services contactors ever to come out of Australia (over half of 2011 income from operations in Western Australia alone) and is renowned throughout the industry for a keen engineering aptitude that is continuously reshaping the face of rig design, as well as drilling/production practices, through ongoing R&D.

This reputation has earned the company wide acceptance with a broad array of different mining concerns in precious/base metals (gold leads the pack at about 75% of activity, with copper in a strong second place ahead of the other various metals like silver, tin, and iron ore). With dedication to both safety and the caliber of personnel retained for operations, Swick Mining understands that the key to success in the difficult world of mining services consists in more than just cutting-edge hardware and methods; it is about nurturing career-minded professionals who can deliver results under the typical pressures presented by what are often difficult operating conditions.

A serious respect for cultivating business contacts/relationships, from the work site to the back office, with a focus on the kind of accommodative flexibility that ensures client retention, has won Swick real loyalty among mining houses large and small (Gold Fields, Newmont USA/Canada, and Rio Tinto to name just a few of the big boys to benefit from the company’s services). Swick hasn’t wasted any of this sector momentum either, aggressively branching out to operational frontiers in North America (around 9% of total income in 2011, more than doubling from 2010), where the kind of premium quality mining services Swick is able to provide have found an eager market amid the U.S. and Canada’s burgeoning and extensive mining architecture.

Underground mining is an area where Swick has carved out a particularly nice foothold, with radical engineering advancements like their fully integrated mobile drilling platform, the Swick Mobile Diamond Drill, shattering existing design limitations found in typical configurations. This jumbo mounted underground rig is surprisingly agile for its size and yet sets the industry standard when it comes to safety, versatility, value, and overall productivity. Indeed, just moving and getting the machinery into a choice position is often a time and motion problem that plagues production, but with the Swick Mobile Diamond Drill rig, not only does its optimal mobility shave considerable time off transiting between targets, it requires considerably less logistical support as well, even offsetting the need for more rigs/personnel due to its exceptional prowess.

Full underground production services are also available to the company’s clients, with the backbone of blast hole, grade control, ground support, and rise/slot drilling being comprised of the Tamrock Solo 1020 top head hammer longhole rigs employed by Swick. This solid hardware presence is furthered by Swick’s ability to deliver extensively tailored management services and an experienced field staff that has secured safe production time and again. With so much money on the line and safety being a major concern, Swick’s clients have come to regard the company with much esteem, as their professionals really know how to maintain, manage, and get the best results from the machinery, both from a production and safety/maintenance standpoint.

The same engineering muscle that created the Mobile Diamond Drill is brought to bear in the other main service area Swick has established a presence in, surface reverse circulation drilling. The company’s increasingly strong hand in surface reverse circulation drilling technology, showcased by their Swick RC Drill rig, has made the company a force to be reckoned with. The Swick RC Drill (based originally on the Schramm 685 setup) was designed from inception to excel at productivity while bringing sweeping new levels of safety and ease of use to the fore. Extremely modular, with an automated rod handling system that saves a bunch of time (not to mention operator stamina), and even a remote controlled air support truck (again shoring up the amount of personnel and labor required, while reducing the time it takes to execute a given sequence), the Swick RC Drill rig features one of the strongest air systems in the industry today. Rocking a silenced air compressor that runs at 2,700 cfm with a 1k psi booster, all on the remote controlled support truck that can be kept away from the drill, thus greatly increasing safety by reducing air/heat hazard, this setup is a marvel to anyone who has ever looked closely at the RC drilling workflow.

With superior personnel, superior equipment, and a no-nonsense approach for catering to the client’s needs, it’s no wonder Swick has seen a meteoric rise in the ever more crowded mineral drilling services sector. The recent expansion of North American operations, through incorporation of operating units Swick Mining Services (USA), Inc. and Swick Mining Services (Canada), Inc., as well as the positioning of its fleet of underground diamond drilling equipment (consisting of their Swick Mobile Diamond Drill and more traditional skid mounted rigs from Atlas Copco) for some explosive growth in NA, has piqued the interests of investors across the board. This fleet has the ability to handle hole sizes from BQ to HQ (at depths up to 8,200 feet) and the mobile rigs are especially good for doing both definition and exploration holes (up to 4,265 feet BQ, with the skid rigs able to handle much deeper targets).

The company has taken an unprecedentedly strong stance on operational health and safety, developing one of the most sophisticated management systems for the task in operation today. Workers love the company as much as the clients do, but it is the shareholders of Swick who are seeing the biggest bounce out of all this, with 2011 results showing an after tax net profit of some $3.8M on $115M in revenue (compared to a net after tax loss of $10.1M in FY10).

Precious/base metals and raw commodity inputs are growing more attractive in a global economy that is less certain, and Swick is poised to generate substantial shareholder returns by riding that swelling wave of mineral development. For more information on this mineral drilling contractor, characterized by a strong commitment to continuous engineering/R&D progress, please visit the Swick Mining Services Ltd. website located at: www.SwickMining.com

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USA Recycling Industries, Inc. (USRI) Hopes to Benefit from Future Huge Increases in Trash

Friday, July 27th, 2012

USA Recycling Industries is a Pennsylvania-based scrap metals recycler providing specialty recycling services throughout North America. More specifically, the company is involved in the business of collecting recyclable waste materials and providing disposal services to the automotive service center industry. It is considered to be a leader in this sector, offering disposal of batteries, oil and lubricants, oil filters, tires, scrap metals, etc.

The company targets the rapidly growing global solid waste market. This strategy makes sense in the light of another recent report which highlighted the projected increase in the amount of municipal solid waste generated around the world. Research by the Worldwatch Institute says that municipal solid waste will double from 1.3 billion tons per year to 2.6 billion tons by the middle of the next decade thanks to increased prosperity and urbanization globally.

This report from the Worldwatch Institute comes less than two months after the well-respected World Bank issued its own findings on the subject. Its findings showed that municipal solid waste would increase from what it said was 1.43 billion tons per year to 2.42 billion tons by 2025. Bottom line – solid municipal waste is already a problem and will only grow worse in the years ahead.

USA Recycling has been in business since 2000 and believes it offers a solution to address part of this massive global problem. With its well-established footprint already in place, the company now is integrating other services such as the collection and disposal of other recyclable waste streams. For additional information about USA Recycling Industries, the services it offers, and how it plans to profit from the growth in waste, please visit the company’s website at www.usarecyclingindustriesinc.com.

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Beacon Equity Research Featured Company: Caduceus Software Systems Corp. (CSOC)

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Caduceus Software Systems is a software company in the healthcare management industry that specializes in the development of an all-in-one solution for private practitioners and doctors. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, the company was formed in answer to the urgent need for better patient care across the globe. The company is called Caduceus for the well-known insignia used by medical professionals.

The company’s flagship product is Caduceus MMS version 1.0, a sophisticated appointment scheduling and patient recording software system. The system has the capability of adding more functionality as needed by the doctors that use it.

Caduceus Software Systems is focused on reforming the way individual doctors handle information in their own offices. The company is driven by the core principle of creating robust, easy-to-use professional software that meets or exceeds clients’ expectations. To do this, the company’s software offerings are http://blog.qualitystocks.net/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=post#edit_timestampdesigned in stages so that each component and phase carefully addresses both the practitioner’s administrative and level-of-service requirements. This principle will be instrumental at each leg of software production – from pre-concept consultation and architectural design to distribution and client support.

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Netlist Inc. (NLST) Video Chart for Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday, July 27th, 2012

NLST is holding above an historic support level at $1.50. The last four days have produced three green closes, which will have traders watching for upward pressure to challenge resistance at $1.90.

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ATA, Inc. (ATAI) Brought on as Service Provider of National Unified Certified Public Accountants Exam in China

Friday, July 27th, 2012

ATA, a prominent supplier of computer-based testing and testing-related services in China, announced yesterday that in 2012 it will be the service provider of the National Unified Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Exam for the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA).

For over 20 years the CPA exam has been administered in China, and as a result of its impressive credibility and high standard, it is one of the most highly regarded national exams in all of China. Last year, over 1.3 million CPA exams were given in China, with more than 550,000 test takers signing up for the professional session and about 7,000 registering for the comprehensive session. Administered in more than 10,000 test centers in China, about 400,000 tests were given in the single largest CPA exam subject. Due to the expanding impact of the CPA exam, the CICPA is making every possible effort to guarantee that the exam is administered fairly and securely.

The national unified CPA exam is a method of CPA selection found only in China. The CPA Examination Committee, overseen by the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China, is solely responsible for the organization of the testing process, while the testing office of the CICPA is responsible for the execution of the CPA exam.

The CICPA believes administering the national unified CPA exam using a computer-based platform is a significant step forward for the “CPA Examination Policy Reform Program,” which aims to enhance examination quality and organization.

Mr. Kevin Ma, ATA’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “ATA’s proprietary, scalable test delivery technologies provide our clients with large-scale testing capabilities that are stable, secure and efficient. We are extremely pleased to be embarking on this relationship with the highly regarded Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants. We believe that the body’s engagement with ATA further validates our position as the leader in computer-based testing services in China. With our core competencies in technology, operations, security, and quality service, we look forward to begin administering the ’2012 National Unified Computer-Based CPA Exam,’ which will be the first computer-based CPA exam and a significant milestone for China’s computer-based testing service industry.”

For further information, please visit www.ata.net.cn

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Nova Mining Corp. (NVMN) Secures Three Major Lithium Supply Deals to Top Chinese Li-ion Battery Manufacturers within a Week

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Nova Mining has worked extremely hard to secure a lithium production footprint, with three fields in Mongolia and additional interests on projects in both Canada and Africa (Guyana), in order to fulfill precisely the kind of deals like the one announced today, the third in a series of major lithium supply contracts for the company.

President of NVMN, James Dilger, flew to China to personally negotiate with lithium-ion battery manufacturers and the campaign has been a rousing success, capped off by today’s report about the execution of yet another letter of intent to supply lithium, this time with big international Li-ion battery manufacturer Qiangqiang Battery Company.

Nova is an exceptionally well-positioned lithium developer which is shrewdly getting out ahead of the major shift to Li-ion, long life batteries, which are in everything from smartphones, tablets, and laptops to the next gen hybrid and electric vehicles. We are looking at an unprecedented rise over the next decade in demand for the powerful substance that makes it all possible, lithium, and NVMN is laser-focused on growing the company’s international portfolio of such high-demand mineral assets.

So, within the space of a week, this aggressive lithium developer has secured three major supply deals in China with three major Li-ion manufacturers. The Shirui Battery Company deal went down last week, along with the Asia Power International supply arrangement, and with the third major deal now tucked away under the company’s belt, NVMN is looking really solid in China, one of the planet’s top Li-ion battery sources. Mind you, batteries like these end up in products like Apple’s iPhone/iPad, Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet, and Tesla Motor’s new powerful EV’s. Given such a high margin end market, one that is growing steadily with each passing day, it’s not hard to read the inside baseball for Nova Mining; they want to be a top lithium supplier before things get really crazy in the Li-ion space.

Dilger has done an excellent job honing in on shareholder growth vectors and has determined that a multiple target approach to securing supply deals is appropriate to the broad sellers market that exists in China for lithium. In fact, Chinese Li-ion manufacturers were characterized by Dilger as being “very aggressive.” No surprise there really as China has passed some sweeping legislation in recent years mandating renewable energy technologies; this, along with the obvious, sustained surge in mobile intelligent device adoption by consumers around the world, has created a lithium vacuum, and if you listen closely in Beijing you can hear the massive sucking sound.

All across China and around the globe, manufacturers are looking towards Li-ion as the prime choice for long-life rechargeable batteries, only the supply and supply chain logistics for lithium are another matter entirely. There is a real scramble right now to secure global strategic supplies of lithium and other important minerals. NVMN is out of the gate and bolting for the finish line with an aggressive international campaign designed to facilitate the projected market demand curves.

Dilger has used this stored up demand energy like a springboard for the company, securing several key deals (currently working on more), and he looks to capitalize mightily on the lithium crunch in general as more and more consumers enter the mobile age. The need for Li-ion on a large scale as a transitional technology to fuel cells or more advanced power sources for electric vehicles cannot be underestimated. NVMN certainly isn’t failing to quantify the tremendous growth potential a good lithium supply chain will yield and interested investors can get a closer look at the company by going to the Nova Mining Corp. website located at: www.Nova-Mining.com

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Beacon Equity Research Featured Company: Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. (LQMT)

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Liquidmetal Technologies is a pioneering force in the research, development and commercialization of amorphous metals. The company’s cutting-edge class of patented alloys and processes forms the basis of high performance materials that are utilized in various medical, military, consumer, industrial and sporting goods products.

Liquidmetal alloys were discovered by researchers at the California Institute of Technology. Their unique atomic structure enables applications that were not previously possible. The company’s revolutionary class of patented alloys and composites redefines performance and design paradigms that were institutionalized by traditional materials.

With more than 50 U.S. patents, Liquidmetal Technologies controls the intellectual property rights for its high performance materials, which are significantly changing the way in which companies develop new products. The company’s primary executive offices and Corporate R&D Technology Center are located in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

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Beacon Equity Research Featured Company: Amwest Imaging, Inc. (AMWI)

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Amwest Imaging, a technology company, is chiefly engaged in providing relationship-building tools and processes to help businesses cultivate profitable relationships with customers – all through Web-based solutions.

The company’s focus is on the future of cloud computing and engaging Internet technology users who are more mobile and on the move. As customer interaction is a major component of increasing sales and customer loyalty, Amwest Imaging seeks to build the best Web-based tools to help businesses keep their customers engaged and loyal to their brands.

Amwest’s current portfolio consists of My Restaurant Web (MyRestaurantWeb.com), Lok Drop (LokDrop.com), and Zip Clik (ZipClik.com). My Restaurant Web’s innovative technology provides a point-and-click Web site builder, enabling users to fully modify their Web sites as they see fit without the aid of a designer. Lok Drop provides secure cloud file storage and sharing. Zip Clik is encryption software for Skype and other VOIP software.

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