What People Are Saying About the Marcum MicroCap Conference
Marcum MicroCap Conference
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Grand Hyatt New York
109 E 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
Below is a partial list of the companies that will be presenting.
5BARz International Inc. (BARZ) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
5BARz International Inc. is a leading technology company providing innovative and affordable solutions to enhance weak cellular signals and deliver higher quality voice, data and video reception on cell phones and other cellular equipped devices. The Company’s patented product, the 5BARz Network Extender, is a “plug and play” network infrastructure device engineered to strengthen weak cellular signals and is for use in residential homes and small offices and other fixed locations with limited signal strength. The Company’s initial product, The Road Warrior, won the prestigious 2010 Innovation of the Year Award at CES (the largest consumer electronics show in the world) for achievements in product design and engineering. The Road Warrior is designed for the vehicle market and is currently being distributed in Mexico. Consumer demand for quality in the cell phone user experience is becoming increasingly important and the market opportunity for the 5BARz technology represents more than 6.8 billion cell phone subscribers worldwide.
Acme United Corporation (ACU) Industry Sector: Industrials
Acme United Corporation is a leading worldwide supplier of innovative cutting, measuring and safety products to the school, home, office, hardware and industrial markets. Its leading brands include Westcott®, Clauss®, Camillus®, PhysiciansCare ® and Pac Kit®. The Company has had five years of increasing sales and earnings, and has been recognized by Forbes, Business Week , and Fortune as among the fastest growing small companies in the U.S.
Advaxis, Inc. (ADXS) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Advaxis is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing the next generation of cancer immunotherapies. Advaxis' immunotherapies are based on a novel platform technology using live, attenuated bacteria to stimulate the immune system to selectively target cancer cells while reducing tumor defenses.
Aemetis (AMTX) Industry Sector: Energy and Natural Resources
Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Aemetis is an advanced fuels and renewable chemicals company that was founded in 2006. Aemetis owns and operates a 55 million gallon ethanol and 420,000 ton animal feed plant in California that is the first upgraded facility approved by the EPA to produce D5 Advanced Biofuels using the milo/biogas/CHP pathway. Aemetis also built, owns and operates a 50 million gallon capacity renewable chemicals and advanced fuels production facility on the East Coast of India producing high quality, distilled biodiesel and refined glycerin for customers in Europe and Asia. Aemetis operates a research and development laboratory at the Maryland Biotech Center, and holds five granted patents on its Z-microbe and related technology for the production of renewable fuels and biochemicals.
Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc. (AMBS) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Amarantus is a biotechnology company developing treatments and diagnostics for diseases associated with neurodegeneration and protein misfolding-related apoptosis. The Company has licensed Eltoprazine ("Eltoprazine"), a phase 2b ready indication for Parkinson's Levodopa induced dyskinesia and Adult ADHD. The Company has an exclusive worldwide license to the Lymphocyte Proliferation test ("LymPro Test(R)") for Alzheimer's disease and owns the intellectual property rights to a therapeutic protein known as Mesencephalic-Astrocyte-derived Neurotrophic Factor ("MANF") and is developing MANF-based products as treatments for brain disorders. Amarantus is a Founding Member of the Coalition for Concussion Treatment (#C4CT), a movement initiated in collaboration with Brewer Sports International seeking to raise awareness of new treatments in development for concussions and nervous-system disorders. The Company also owns intellectual property for the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease ("NuroPro") and the discovery of neurotrophic factors ("PhenoGuard").
American Sands Energy Corp. (AMSE) Industry Sector: Energy and Natural Resources
American Sands Energy Corp. is a pre-production oil company with oil sand resources located near Sunnyside, Utah. The Company will mine the oil sand ore using conventional mining techniques and use a proprietary solvent to extract oil from the oil sand ore. Our water-free process produces high quality bitumen, recovers nearly 100% of the solvent, requires no tailings ponds, and its only by-product is reclamation ready sand.
AntriaBio (ANTBD) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
AntriaBio is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapeutics to treat patients with diabetes and metabolic disease. AntriaBio's development strategy combines FDA approved pharmaceutical agents with its proprietary delivery technology. AntriaBio's lead product candidate is AB101, an injectable once-a-week basal insulin for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
APDN is a provider of botanical-DNA based security and authentication solutions and services that can help protect products, brands, entire supply chains, and intellectual property of companies, governments and consumers from theft, counterfeiting, fraud and diversion. SigNature® DNA describes the uncopyable marker that is at the heart of all of our security and authentication solutions. SigNature® DNA is at the core of a family of products such as SigNature T® for textiles, DNAnet®, our antitheft product, and digitalDNA®, providing powerful track and trace. All provide a forensic chain of evidence and can be used to prosecute perpetrators.
Arch Therapeutics, Inc. (ARTH) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Arch Therapeutics, Inc. (Arch) is a medical device company offering an innovative, elegant, and superior approach to the rapid cessation of bleeding (hemostasis*) and control of fluid leakage (sealant) during surgery and trauma care. The underlying technology, exclusively licensed from a leading university, supports an innovative platform of smart materials that fulfill the criteria as a solution for a specialized field we call, "stasis and barrier applications."
Arch intends to transform the landscape of interventional healthcare with products to seal and protect leaking and bleeding tissue. Arch’s solution elegantly controls the movement of these fluids and substances.
Arch’s products are currently progressing in preclinical development. The first product, AC5 Surgical Hemostatic Device,™ is designed to achieve hemostasis in minimally invasive (laparoscopic**) and open surgical procedures.
Atlatsa Resources (ATL) Industry Sector: Energy and Natural Resources
Atlatsa Resources is a black economic empowerment (BEE) platinum group metals (PGM) mining, exploration and development company, with assets located on the Bushveld Igneous Complex of South Africa. The Bushveld Complex hosts numerous PGM mines and prospects, mainly within the Merensky and UG2 reefs and the Platreef mineralized horizons. Atlatsa completed the acquisition of a controlling interest in Bokoni Platinum Mines (formerly Lebowa Platinum Mines) from Anglo Platinum in July 2009, and now operates this four-shaft mine complex, currently producing some 150 000 4E ounces on an annualised basis. The Bokoni acquisition also gives Atlatsa controlling interests in the Ga-Phasha Project, located adjacent to Bokoni, and the Boikgantsho and Kwanda Projects.
Atossa Genetics Inc. (ATOS) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Atossa Genetics Inc. is focused on improving breast health through the development of laboratory developed tests (LDTs), medical devices and therapeutics. The Company's LDTs are being developed by its subsidiary, The National Reference Laboratory for Breast Health, Inc. The LDT's and the Company's medical devices are being developed so they can be used as companions to therapeutics to treat various breast health conditions.
Auxilio, Inc. (AUXO) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
AUXILIO is the leading provider of Managed Print Services for Healthcare. A true Management Services company, our focus is to provide turnkey managed print services to our Healthcare clients through situational analysis, strategy development and implementation. We help health systems streamline and align processes and infrastructure to create manageable, dependable print management programs that reduce cost, increase employee productivity and meet and exceed our customers’ patient care standards.
Founded in 2004, AUXILIO serves a national portfolio over 100 health care facilities and manages over 1.6 billion documents annually from over 50,000 devices supporting over 250,000 caregivers. Our business model is vendor neutral and provides full-time, on-site customer service and technical experts at all locations.
BioLargo, Inc. (BLGO) Industry Sector: Energy and Natural Resources
BioLargo, Inc. makes life better by delivering technology-based products that help solve some of the world's most important problems that threaten water, food, agriculture, healthcare and energy. The subsidiary BioLargo Water, Inc. showcases the Advanced Oxidation Systems, including its AOS Filter, a product in development specifically designed to eliminate common, troublesome, and dangerous (toxic) contaminants in water in a fraction of the time and cost of current technologies. BioLargo also owns a 50% interest in the Isan System, which was honored with a "Top 50 Water Company for the 21st Century" award by the Artemis Project. The subsidiary Odor-No-More Inc., features award-winning products serving the pet, equine, and consumer markets, including the Nature's Best Solution® and Deodorall® brands. The subsidiary Clyra Medical Technologies, Inc., focuses on advanced wound care management and is preparing to make FDA 510(k) applications in 2014.
BioLife Solutions (BLFS) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
BioLife Solutions develops, manufactures and markets biopreservation media and high performance thermal packaging products for cells, tissues, and organs. The Company’s proprietary HypoThermosol® and CryoStor® platform of solutions are highly valued in the biobanking, drug discovery, and regenerative medicine markets. BioLife’s products are serum-free and protein-free, fully defined, and are formulated to reduce preservation-induced cell damage and death. BioLife’s enabling technology provides academic and clinical researchers significant improvement in shelf life and post-preservation viability and function of cells, tissues, and organs.
BioRestorative Therapies, Inc. (BRT) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
BioRestorative Therapies, Inc. develops medical procedures using cell and tissue protocols, primarily involving adult stem cells, designed for patients to undergo minimally invasive cellular-based treatments. BRT is developing the following scientific initiatives:
brtxDISC™ Program (Disc Implanted Stem Cells), a non-surgical treatment for bulging and herniated discs that addresses the gap between non-invasive and invasive back procedures. This research is still in the non-clinical, investigational stage.
ThermoStem® Program , a treatment for metabolic disorders (diabetes, heart disease, etc.) and obesity using brown fat stem cells. Initial non-clinical research indicates that increased amounts of brown fat in the body may be responsible for additional caloric burning as well as reduced glucose and lipid levels in the body.
brtx-C Cosmetic Program, based on the development of a human cellular extract that, per initial in vitrostudies, when applied to human skin cells, appears to cause an increase in the production of collagen and fibronectin, which are proteins that are essential to combating the aging of skin. Potential cosmetic uses are being explored with third parties.
The Company also offers plant stem cell-based facial creams and beauty products under the Stem Pearls® brand at www.stempearls.com.
BioSyent Inc. (BIOYF) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV: RX, OTC Pink: BIOYF) BioSyent is a profitable growth oriented specialty pharmaceutical company which searches the globe to in-license or acquire innovative pharmaceutical products that have been successfully developed, are proven safe and effective, and have track records of improving the lives of patients and supporting the healthcare professionals that treat them.
Bitcoin Shop, Inc. (BTCS) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Bitcoin Shop, Inc. operates an ecommerce website where consumers can purchase products using virtual currency such as bitcoin, litecoin and dogecoin, by searching through selection of over 400 categories and over 140,000 items. Bitcoin, litecoin and dogecoin are virtual currencies that use peer-to-peer networks to facilitate instant payments. They are all categorized as cryptocurrencies, as they use cryptography as a security measure. Bitcoin, litecoin and dogecoin issuances and transactions are carried out collectively by the network, with no central authority, and allow users to make verified transfers.
Black Ridge Oil & Gas (ANFC) Industry Sector: Energy and Natural Resources
Black Ridge Oil & Gas is a non-operating exploration and production company in the Bakken and Three Forks play. Black Ridge has participated in drilling over 230 Bakken or Three Forks wells in North Dakota and Montana since 2010. The Company currently controls over 10,000 net Bakken and/or Three Forks acres. Combining experienced management, disciplined operation, low overhead and an aggressive acreage acquisition strategy, Black Ridge is well capitalized and poised to take full advantage of opportunistic mineral leases throughout the Williston Basin.
Blue Calypso Inc. (BCYP) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Blue Calypso, Inc. develops digital innovation products and services for the social media marketplace using its patented IP portfolio. The company enables businesses to employ digital advertising to share and socialize brand content as well as track performance, monitor engagements and gather robust analytics – all at lower costs than traditional marketing. Already, Blue Calypso has attracted a handful of large, well-known consumer facing companies in automotive, retail, travel and consumer goods. Blue Calypso licenses its IP in addition to offering digital innovation services through Blue Calypso Labs and solutions including POPSHARE™, SOCIALECHO™, EMGAGE™ and DashTAGG™.
Boston Therapeutics, Inc. (BTHE) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Boston Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: BTHE) is a pharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of novel compounds based on complex carbohydrate chemistry to address unmet medical needs in diabetes and inflammatory diseases.
The Company's initial product pipeline is focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic molecules:
BTI320 is a non-systemic, non-toxic, chewable drug candidate for prevention of diabetes and its complications. BTI320 inhibits the enzymes that release glucose from complex carbohydrates in foods during digestion, reducing the amount of available glucose absorbed through the intestine.
IPOXYN™ is a glyco-protein based therapeutic agent using proprietary processes and patented technology. IPOXYN™ is an anti-necrosis drug that consists of a stabilized glycoprotein composition containing oxygen-rechargeable iron, targeting both human and animal tissues and organ systems deprived of oxygen and in need of metabolic support.
OXYFEX™ can serve as the only available oxygen delivery mechanism for animals suffering ischemia or traumatic and surgical blood loss events.
Calpian Inc. (CLPI) Industry Sector: Financial and Asset Management Services
Calpian, Inc through its subsidiaries, provides an integrated suite of payment processing services and related software enabling products to the U.S. merchant community. It offers credit and debit card processing, ACH, mobile acceptance, and gateway payment solutions to merchants in the U.S. operating in a physical business environment and/or over the Internet, and in settings requiring wired as well as wireless/portable payment solutions.
Calpian subsidiary Money-on-Mobile, a pre-paid mobile payment solutions platform serves approximately 175,000 retail locations in India and has been utilized by over 82 million unique customers. Calpian, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
CASMED (CASM) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
CASMED is a leading developer and manufacturer of medical devices for non-invasive patient monitoring. The Company's FORE-SIGHT® Absolute Cerebral Oximetry technology provides highly accurate, non-invasive, continuous measurement of absolute cerebral tissue oxygen saturation. Direct monitoring of tissue oxygenation provides a superior and powerful tool to alert clinicians to otherwise unrecognized and dangerously low levels of oxygenation of the brain and other tissues, thereby allowing them to intervene appropriately in the care of their patients. In addition to FORE-SIGHT Oximeters and accessories, the Company provides a line of bedside patient vital signs monitoring products, proprietary non-invasive blood pressure monitoring solutions for OEM use, neonatal intensive care supplies, and service. CASMED products are designed to provide unique monitoring solutions that are vital to patient care.
Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc (CPXX) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc., with locations in Ewing, N.J., and Vancouver, B.C., is a pharmaceutical company developing new and more effective therapies to treat cancer. CombiPlex®, the company’s proprietary drug ratio technology platform, represents a novel approach that identifies molar ratios of drugs that will deliver a synergistic benefit, and locks the desired ratio in a nano-scale drug delivery vehicle that maintains the ratio in patients with the goal of improving clinical outcomes. The company pipeline includes two clinical stage products, CPX-351 (a liposomal formulation of cytarabine:daunorubicin) for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia and CPX-1 (a liposomal formulation of irinotecan:floxuridine) for the treatment of colorectal cancer; and preclinical stage product candidates, including CPX-571 (a liposomal formulation of irinotecan:cisplatin), and the hydrophobic docetaxel prodrug nanoparticle (HDPN) formulation being studied by the National Cancer Institute’s Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory.
Cemtrex Inc. is a diversified technology company that provides solutions to meet today's industrial challenges. The Company operates through three (3) business divisions consisting of: (1) electronic manufacturing services of printed circuit board assemblies, (2) instruments & emission monitors for industrial processes, and (3) industrial air filtration & environmental control systems.
Cemtrex through its wholly owned subsidiary ROB Cemtrex GmbH provides electronic manufacturing services, which includes printed circuit board assemblies and completely assembled electronic products to diverse industries including Medical, Industrial, Automation, and Renewable Energies. The Company sells a complete line of air filtration and environmental control products through its subsidiary Griffin Filters, LLC to a wide variety of industrial and manufacturing industries worldwide. The Company through its Monitoring Instruments and Products (MIP) division manufactures, sells, and services instruments, software and systems for monitoring emissions of Greenhouse gases, hazardous gases, particulate and other regulated pollutants used in emissions trading globally.
Champions Oncology, Inc. (CSBR) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Champions Oncology, Inc. is engaged in the development of advanced technology solutions and services to personalize the development and use of oncology drugs. The company's technology platform is a novel approach to personalizing cancer care based upon the implantation of primary human tumors in immune-deficient mice to create TumorGrafts that preserve the biological characteristics of the original human tumor in order to determine the efficacy of a treatment regimen. The company uses this technology in conjunction with related services to offer solutions for two customer groups: Personalized Oncology Solutions, in which results help guide the development of personalized treatment plans, and Translational Oncology Solutions, in which pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies seeking personalized approaches to drug development can lower the cost and increase the speed of developing new drugs.
ClearSign Combustion Corporation (CLIR) Industry Sector: Industrials
ClearSign Combustion Corporation designs and develops technologies that aim to improve key performance characteristics of combustion systems including energy efficiency, emissions control, fuel flexibility and overall cost effectiveness. Our Duplex™ Burner Architecture and Electrodynamic Combustion Control™ (ECC™) platform technologies improve control of flame shape and heat transfer and optimize the complex chemical reactions that occur during combustion in order to minimize harmful emissions.
CounterPath Corporation (CPAH) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
CounterPath Corporation, is an award-winning provider of SIP-based desktop and mobile VoIP software products and solutions. An industry and user favorite, CounterPath’s Bria softphones for desktop and mobile devices, together with the Company’s server applications and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) solutions, enable service providers, OEMs and enterprises large and small around the globe to offer a seamless and unified communications experience across both fixed and mobile networks. Standards-based, cost-effective and reliable, CounterPath’s award-winning solutions power the voice and video calling, messaging, and presence offerings of customers such as Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Avaya, BroadSoft, BT, Cisco Systems, GENBAND, Metaswitch Networks, Mitel, NEC, Network Norway, Rogers and Verizon.
Critical Outcome Technologies Inc. (COT) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Critical Outcome Technologies Inc. is a leading‐edge technology company specializing in accelerating the discovery and development of small molecules – dramatically reducing the time and cost to bring new drugs to market. COTI’s proprietary artificial intelligence system, CHEMSAS®, utilizes a series of predictive computer models to identify compounds with a high probability of being successfully developed from disease specific drug discovery through chemical optimization and preclinical testing. These compounds are targeted for a variety of diseases, particularly those for which current treatments are either lacking or ineffective.
CryoPort, Inc. (CYRX) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Cryoport provides end-to-end cryogenic logistics solutions to the life sciences industry through the combination of purpose-built proprietary packaging, information technology and specialized cold chain logistics expertise. Its competencies range from skilled, total turnkey management of the entire life sciences cold chain logistics process to complex total management solutions for outsourced cold chain logistics. Its packaging, built around its Cryoport Express® liquid nitrogen dry vapor shippers, is validated to maintain a constant -150°C temperature for a 10-plus day dynamic shipment duration. Its information technology boast a Cryoportal™ Logistics Management Platform which manages the entire shipment process, including initial order input, document preparation, customs clearance, integrator/courier management, shipment tracking, issue resolution, and delivery. Cryoport uses recyclable and reusable components providing an environmentally friendly solution. Cryoport solutions can record the "chain of condition" and "chain of custody" for shipments thereby meeting the exacting requirements for scientific work and for regulatory purposes.
Cupcake Digital, Inc. (NA) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Founded in 2012, Cupcake Digital, Inc. gives kids the opportunity to interact with the characters they love by transforming children’s entertainment properties into award-winning apps. The Company’s apps are consistently top-ranked on the Apple App Store, Amazon Appstore for Android, Google Play and the Barnes & Noble NOOK Store. Cupcake’s licensed IP portfolio includes Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock, Strawberry Shortcake, VeggieTales, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Animal Planet, The Smurfs, Sid the Science Kid, Barney, Mike the Knight, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Puss In Boots, How To Train Your Dragon, Madagascar, Shrek, and Kung Fu Panda.
Customers Bancorp, Inc. (CUBI) Industry Sector: Financial and Asset Management Services
Customers Bancorp, Inc. is the parent holding company of Customers Bank a community-based, full-service bank headquartered in Phoenixville, Pa., with assets of approximately $4.2 billion. A member of the Federal Reserve System with deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC"), Customers Bank is an equal housing lender that provides a full range of banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, individuals and families through offices in Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Committed to fostering customer loyalty, Customers Bank uses a High Tech/High Touch strategy that includes use of industry-leading technology to provide customers better access to their money, as well as a continually expanding portfolio of loans to small businesses, multi-family projects, mortgage companies and consumers.
DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. (DPSI) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. delivers improved productivity and operational advantages to its clients by helping them move their business decision points closer to their customers. They do this by making enterprise software applications accessible to the front-line worker anytime, anywhere. DecisionPoint utilizes all the latest wireless, mobility, and RFID technologies.
Del Mar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (DMPI) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2010 to develop and commercialize proven cancer therapies in new orphan drug indications where patients are failing modern targeted or biologic treatments. The Company's lead asset, VAL-083, is currently undergoing clinical trials in the United States as a potential treatment for refractory glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer. VAL-083 benefits from extensive clinical research sponsored by the US National Cancer Institute, and is currently approved for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and lung cancer in China. Published pre-clinical and clinical data suggest that VAL-083 may be active against a range of tumor types via a novel mechanism of action.
Direct Insite Corp (DIRI) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Direct Insite delivers cloud-based e-invoicing solutions for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payments automation. Since 2001, Direct Insite has built a track record in automating some of the most demanding financial environments. Today, more than 450,000 suppliers and customers use Direct Insite’s e-invoicing network across over 100 countries (representing more than 35 currencies and 17 languages). Direct Insite’s Invoices On-Line™ platform provides critical procurement, shared services and treasury functionality, which includes: company profile management, e-invoicing, workflow management, payment processing, spend management and business intelligence, dynamic discounting and supply chain financing.
Document Security Systems, Inc. (DSS) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
DSS, a leader in anti-counterfeit, authentication, and mass–serialization technologies, provides turnkey security solutions to corporations, governments, and financial institutions around the world. Our custom security programs are designed to protect against product diversion, counterfeit, theft, and other costly and damaging occurrences. From risk analysis and vulnerability assessment, to systems integration and monitoring, DSS offers the advanced tools and knowledge base needed to protect the world’s most valuable and at-risk brands.
DS Healthcare Group, Inc. (DSKX) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Founded in 2007, DS Healthcare Group Inc. leads in the development of biotechnology for topical therapies. It has established itself as the world's most effective topical applications for hair-loss. It markets its products online and specialty retailers, distributors, cosmetics wholesalers and in salons in over 10,000 outlets in 20 countries worldwide. Its research has led to a highly innovative portfolio of personal care products and additional innovations in pharmaceutical projects.
Electro Scientific Industries (ESIO) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
ESI is a leading supplier of innovative, laser-based manufacturing solutions for the microtechnology industry. Our systems enable precise structuring and testing of micron to submicron features in smart consumer electronics, semiconductors and other high-value components. We partner with our customers to make breakthrough technologies possible in the microelectronics, semiconductor and other emerging industries. Founded in 1944, ESI is headquartered in Portland, Ore., with global operations from the Pacific Northwest to the Pacific Rim.
Ellomay Capital Ltd. (ELLO) Industry Sector: Energy and Natural Resources
Ellomay is an Israeli based company, operating in the energy and infrastructure sectors worldwide. To date, Ellomay has invested significant funds in the renewable and clean energy power plants in Israel, Italy and Spain, includingApprox. 22.6 MW of photovoltaic power plants in Italy, 85% of 2.3 MW of photovoltaic power plant in Spain and in 7.5% indirect interest, with an option to increase its holdings to approximately 9.375%, in Dorad Energy Ltd., Israel's largest private power plant, which will produce approximately 800 MW.
Energous Corporation (WATT) Industry Sector: Energy and Natural Resources
Energous is dedicated to developing wireless energy routers for electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, cameras, lighting, remote controls, games, toys and more. We have developed a wireless power solution that allows a person to roam while charging. The solution is comprised of a transmitter and receiver(s). Unlike inductive pad technologies, our wireless charging allows you the freedom to roam with your devices while they are charged in an energy pocket which moves and tracks with your device.
Finjan (FNJN) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Finjan, founded in 1997, is a technology company committed to investing in and enabling technology innovation. Our early technology innovations and products helped define the state-of-the-art for detecting and deflecting software intrusions and malicious code delivery, over internet and private networks, to devices located at endpoint connections. Beginning with the formation of the company, we have invested considerable time, effort and resources to secure our inventions with US and Foreign patents. As Finjan’s patented technologies have become increasingly relevant across today’s growing security sector, we continue to seek licenses to our patents across the industry. Finjan has successfully licensed its patents to a number of industry players, demonstrated a strong commitment to pursuing unlicensed companies through litigation, resulting in more than $145 million in licensing revenues, to date. The company continues to invest in the security sector and intends to broaden its technology and intellectual property holdings through continued acquisition, investment, and strategic partnerships.
FlexShopper Inc. (FPAY) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
FlexShopper Inc. is an innovative financial and technology company, disrupting the $10 billion lease to own (LTO) industry by migrating the proven brick and mortar LTO model into the digital age. FlexShopper's digital revenue channels serve a large demographic of more than 50 million U.S. consumers having limited cash or credit to acquire durable goods, including, furniture, computers and electronics. The Company has developed an “LTO Engine” which is its proprietary technology platform that automates the process of consumers receiving spending limits and entering into leases for durable goods within a few minutes. The LTO engine is the basis for FlexShopper’s primary sales channels which include: 1) serving as the financial and technology partner for thousands of durable goods retailers and e-tailers 2) selling directly to consumers via the online FlexShopper LTO Marketplace featuring more than 16,000 products and 3) utilizing FlexShopper’s patent pending LTO payment method at check out which FlexShopper is positioning as the payment option of choice for millions of consumers without sufficient cash or credit.
Our technology platforms enable retailers and e-tailers to increase their sales and serve more than 50 million consumers with limited cash or credit. In addition, retailers and e-tailers have no risk since FlexShopper directly pays them 100% of the retail price.
ForceField Energy Inc. (FNRG) Industry Sector: Energy and Natural Resources
ForceField Energy Inc. and its subsidiaries comprise a globally-focused company whose products and solutions are concentrated in renewable and sustainable energy generation and improved energy efficiency. ForceField is primarily a worldwide distributor of commercial light emitting diode (LED) products with a concentration of its activity within North, Central and Latin America, the Caribbean and parts of Europe for many leading LED manufacturers. ForceField Energy is also a distributor of smart electric meters for an international company that provides advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solutions and automated street light management (ASLM) systems; and is a licensee of patented technology used in modular, heat recovery systems that convert waste heat into clean electricity.
Full Circle Capital Corporation (FULL) Industry Sector: Financial and Asset Management Services
Full Circle Capital Corporation is a Rye Brook, New York based closed-end investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Full Circle Capital lends to and invests in senior secured loans and, to a lesser extent, mezzanine loans and equity securities issued by lower middle-market companies that operate in a diverse range of industries. Full Circle Capital’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments.
Fusion (FSNN) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Fusion is a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses. Fusion’s advanced, high availability service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including cloud voice, cloud connectivity, and cloud applications such as storage and security. Fusion’s innovative yet proven cloud solutions lower our customers’ cost of ownership, and deliver new levels of security, flexibility, scalability and speed of deployment.
Galena Biopharma, Inc. (GALE) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Galena Biopharma, Inc. is a Portland, Oregon-based biopharmaceutical company that develops innovative, targeted oncology treatments that address major unmet medical needs to advance cancer care.
Galena's lead product is NeuVax™. NeuVax™ (nelipepimut-S) is the immmunodominant nonapeptide derived from the extracellular domain of the HER2 protein, a well-established target for therapeutic intervention in breast carcinoma. The nelipepimut sequence stimulates specific CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) following binding to HLA-A2/A3 molecules on antigen presenting cells (APC). These activated specific CTLs recognize, neutralize and destroy through cell lysis HER2 expressing cancer cells, including occult cancer cells and micrometastatic foci. The nelipepimut immune response can also generate CTLs to other immunogenic peptides through inter- and intra-antigenic epitope spreading. Based on a successful Phase 2 trial, which achieved its primary endpoint of disease-free survival (DFS), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted NeuVax a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) for its Phase 3 PRESENT (P revention of Recurrence inEarly-Stage, Node-Positive Breast Cancer with Low to Intermediate HER2 Expression with NeuVax Treatment) study. The Phase 3 trial is ongoing and additional information on the study can be found at the recently updated website www.neuvax.com.
According to the National Cancer Institute, over 230,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer annually. Of these women, only about 25% are HER2 positive (IHC 3+). NeuVax targets approximately 50-60% of HER2-negative patients (IHC 1+/2+ or FISH < 2.2) who achieve remission with current standard of care, but have no available HER2-targeted adjuvant treatment options to maintain their disease-free status.
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (GILT) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd is a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment equipment and VSATs, with an increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band market.
In addition, Gilat enables mobile SOTM (Satellite-on-the-Move) solutions providing low-profile antennas, next generation solid-state power amplifiers and modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries in the United States, Peru and Colombia.
With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped to more than 85 countries, Gilat has provided enterprises, service providers and operators with efficient and reliable satellite-based connectivity solutions, including cellular backhaul, banking, retail, e-government and rural communication networks.
Gilat also enables leading defense, public security and news organizations to implement advanced, on-the-move tactical communications on board their land, air and sea fleets using Gilat's high-performance SOTM solutions.
Guided Therapeutics, Inc. (GTHP) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Guided Therapeutics, Inc. is the maker of a rapid and painless testing platform based on its patented biophotonic technology that utilizes light for the early detection of disease at the cellular level. The Company's first product is the LuViva(r) Advanced Cervical Scan, a non-invasive device used to detect cervical disease instantly and at the point of care. In a multi-center clinical trial, with women at risk for cervical disease, the technology was able to detect cervical cancer up to two years earlier than conventional modalities, according to published reports. Guided Therapeutics is also developing a non-invasive test for the early detection of esophageal cancer using the technology platform.
HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. (HEWA) Industry Sector: Energy and Natural Resources
Healthwarehouse.com, Inc. operates as a virtual retail pharmacy and healthcare e-commerce company that sells brand name and generic prescription drugs, as well as over-the-counter (OTC) medical products in the United States. The company sells a range of prescription drugs; diabetic supplies, including glucometers, lancets, syringes, and test strips; and OTC medications covering a range of conditions from allergy and sinus to pain and fever to smoking cessation aids. It also offers home medical supplies, such as incontinence supplies, first aid kits, and mobility aids; and diet and nutritional products comprising supplements, weight loss aids, and vitamins and minerals. In addition, the company operates as a licensed mail-order pharmacy for sales to 50 states and the District of Columbia. It sells its products directly to the individual consumers of the pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical products. The Company is headquartered in Florence, Kentucky.
Heat Biologics, Inc. (HTBX) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Heat Biologics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing its novel, “off-the-shelf” ImPACT therapeutic vaccines to combat a wide range of cancers. Heat’s proprietary ImPACT Therapy is designed to deliver live, genetically-modified, irradiated human cells which are reprogrammed to "pump out" a broad spectrum of cancer-associated antigens together with a potent immune adjuvant called "gp96" to educate and activate a cancer patient's immune system to recognize and kill cancerous cells. Heat will be entering Phase 2 trials with its HS-110 (Viagenpumatucel-L) against non-small cell lung cancer and is conducting Phase 1/2 clinical trials with its HS-410 (Vesigenurtacel-L) against bladder cancer.
Highpower International (HPJ) Industry Sector: Energy and Natural Resources
Highpower International is a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) and lithium rechargeable batteries, and a battery management systems and battery recycling provider. Its batteries are used in a wide range of applications such as electric buses, bikes, mobile devices, energy storage systems, power tools, medical equipment, digital and electronic devices, and personal care products, etc. With advanced manufacturing facilities located in Shenzhen, Huizhou, and Ganzhou of China, Highpower is committed to clean technology, not only in the products it makes, but also in the processes of production. The majority of Highpower International's products are distributed to worldwide markets mainly in the United States, Europe, China and Southeast Asia.
hopTo Inc. (HPTO) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Founded in its current form in 2012, hopTo Inc. is an innovator of a unique mobile productivity workspace application. hopTo delivers a mobile experience that changes the way you work and live — empowering you to fully embrace a mobile lifestyle – without any compromises or boundaries. Search, Access, Aggregate, Create, Edit and Share your content from your mobile device, efficiently and effectively, by leveraging the power of your own “personal cloud.” The company is based in Campbell, CA.
Implant Sciences Corporation (IMSC) Industry Sector: Industrials
Implant Sciences is the leader in next generation Explosives Trace Detection (ETD), an established counter-terrorism technology that detects and identifies threats from the small amounts left behind after a person handles explosives. Implant Sciences has sold thousands of units, deployed to over 50 countries worldwide for aviation, public transport, customs, air cargo, critical infrastructure, ports/borders, and emergency response. In January 2013, the Company became only the third ETD manufacturer, and the sole American-owned company, to have product approval from the US Transportation Security Administration. With advanced capabilities including superior sensitivity, inCal™ automatic internal calibration, rapid clear-down, push button maintenance and no radioactive materials, the Company’s handheld QS-H150 and desktop QS-B220 simplify the use, maintenance, and administration of trace detection.
Interlink Electronics (LINK) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Interlink Electronics is a world-leading trusted advisor and technology partner in the advancing world of human-machine interface and sensor technologies. Interlink Electronics has led the printed electronics industry in its commercialization of its patented Force-Sensing Resistor (FSR®) technology, which has enabled rugged and reliable human-machine interface ("HMI") solutions. For over 29 years, Interlink Electronics' solutions have focused on handheld user input, menu navigation, cursor control, and other intuitive interface technologies for the world's top electronics manufacturers. Interlink Electronics has a proven track record of supplying human-machine interface solutions for mission-critical applications in a wide range of markets, including, but not limited to, consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, and medical devices. Interlink Electronics serves a world-class customer-base from its corporate headquarters in Camarillo, California (greater Los Angeles area), printed-electronics factory in China, global distribution and warehouse facility in Hong Kong, global R&D office in Singapore, global sales office in the United Kingdom, and sales office in Japan.
International Commercial Television, Inc. (ICTL) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
International Commercial Television, Inc. sells various health, wellness and beauty products through infomercials and other channels primarily in the United States. ICTV utilizes a distinctive marketing strategy and multi-channel distribution model to develop, market and sell products through infomercials, live home shopping television, specialty outlets and online shopping. It offers health and beauty products, including DermaWand, a skin care device that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and helps improves skin tone and texture; and DermaVitál, a professional quality skin care range that effects superior hydration. International Commercial Television Inc. was founded in 1993 and headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
Iveda (IVDA) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Iveda is a premier cloud video hosting service provider, a technology innovator, and a provider of enterprise-class Video Surveillance as a Service (“VSaaS”) solutions. The Company has a SAFETY Act Designation from the Department of Homeland Security as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology Provider. Iveda is headquartered in Mesa, Arizona and has a subsidiary in Taiwan (MEGAsys).
Keating Capital, Inc. (KIPO) Industry Sector: Financial and Asset Management Services
Keating Capital is a closed-end fund (regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940) that specializes in making pre-IPO investments in emerging growth companies that are committed to and capable of becoming public. Keating Capital provides investors with the ability to participate in a publicly traded fund that allows its stockholders to share in the potential value accretion that Keating Capital believes typically occurs once a company transforms from private to public status.
Lantronix, Inc. (LTRX) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Lantronix, Inc. is a global leader of smart IoT (Internet of Things) solutions and secure communication technologies that simplify access and communication with and between virtually any electronic device. Our smart connectivity solutions enable sharing data between devices and applications to empower businesses to make better decisions based on real-time information, and gain a competitive advantage by generating new revenue streams, improving productivity and increasing efficiency and profitability. Easy to integrate and deploy, Lantronix products remotely and securely connect electronic equipment via networks and the Internet. Founded in 1989, Lantronix products have applications in every industry, including medical, security, industrial and building automation, transportation, retail, POS, financial, government, consumer electronics, and IT/data center.
Lightlake Therapeutics Inc (LLTP) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Lightlake Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops treatments for common addictions and related disorders. Lightlake currently is developing an intranasal naloxone treatment to reverse opioid overdoses. Lightlake has collaborated with the Division of Pharmacotherapies and Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse of NIDA, part of the NIH, to develop this treatment. Lightlake also is focused on developing treatments in other areas, including for patients with Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, and opioid drug addiction.
Liquid Holdings Group, Inc. (LIQD) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Liquid Holdings Group, Inc. is a cloud-based technology and managed services provider to the global hedge fund and active trading markets. Liquid's solutions are delivered efficiently and securely through the cloud in a SaaS model. The Liquid platform was purpose built to manage the entire trade lifecycle by seamlessly integrating multi-currency, multi-asset trade order management and execution with real-time risk, portfolio management and shadow account reporting through a single solution. The Company offers the Liquid platform or any of its components on a subscription basis to hedge fund managers, asset managers, family offices and financial institutions worldwide.
Headquartered in New York City, Liquid Holdings Group was formed in 2012.
Local Corporation (LOCM) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Local Corporation, a leading local advertising and technology company, serves publishers, advertisers, retailers and developers through a variety of innovative digital advertising products. Local connects businesses with millions of online and mobile consumers through its consumer search business. The company is driving growth by expanding its network products with new display, pay-per-click, mobile search and pay-per-call ad formats, and by monetizing its patented local shopping and discovery platform Krillion®. This platform aggregates, normalizes and distributes dynamic, national and regional retail shopping content from ~120,000 store locations, representing nearly 3 million localized products. Local’s intellectual property represents another valuable monetization opportunity.
LRAD Corporation (LRAD) Industry Sector: Industrials
LRAD Corporation is the world’s leading provider of long range acoustic hailing devices (AHDs). LRAD Corporation uses long range communication to peacefully resolve uncertain situations and save lives on both sides of its proprietary Long Range Acoustic Device®. LRAD® systems are being sold into 70 countries around the world in diverse applications including fixed and mobile military deployments, maritime security, critical infrastructure and perimeter security, commercial security, border and port security, law enforcement and emergency responder communications, emergency warning and mass notification, asset protection and wildlife preservation and control.
MagneGas Corporation (MNGA) Industry Sector: Energy and Natural Resources
MagneGas Corporation is a technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste to a hydrogen based fuel using a PLASMA ARC FLOW™ process. It gasifies or sterilizes a number of liquid wastes and produces a gaseous fuel known as MagneGas.™ MagneGas is a cost competitive and clean burning fuel that is essentially interchangeable with Natural Gas or it can be co-combusted with existing hydrocarbon fuels and has the lowest Green House gas emissions when compared to fossil fuel. The Magnegas system occupies a small footprint and runs in a completely sealed environment. The proprietary fuel is comprised of Hydrogen and other gases and has a flame temperature of 10,500°F.
MamaMancini's Holdings, Inc. (MMMB) Industry Sector: Retail and Consumer Products
MamaMancini's Holdings, Inc, is a manufacturer and distributor of a line of authentic all natural, beef meatballs with sauce, turkey meatballs with sauce, chicken meatballs with sauce, pork meatballs with sauce, and other similar Italian products. The Company's sales have been growing on a consistent basis as the Company expands its distribution channel, which includes major retailers such as Costco, Publix, Shop Rite, Price Chopper, Redners, A&P, Waldbaums, Food Emporium, Whole Foods, Shaw's Supermarkets, Kings, Key Foods, Giant Eagle, Stop-n-Shop, Giant Stores, Food Town, Kroger, Winn Dixie, Bi-Lo,Market Basket, Albertsons, Shoppers, Wal-Mart, Albertsons, SuperValu, Jewel, Marsh's Supermarkets, Bashas, Save Mart, Briston Farms, K Mart Super Centers, Bi-Lo, Central Markets, Weis Markets, Ingles, and The Fresh Market.
MamaMancini's products are currently available in 8100 stores nationwide, on approximately 26,000 shelves, with each store offering approximately 3.25 SKUs. The Company is introducing seven new items this spring and anticipates introducing 3-4 additional items this summer. Mac n’ Mamas and Bolognese Sauce and Pasta are two of the several new products we anticipate to introduce in 2014. The company expects to continue to expand its placements on retailer's shelves and increase distribution with new retailers.
Mantra Venture Group Ltd. (MVTG) Industry Sector: Energy and Natural Resources
Mantra Venture Group Ltd. is a clean technology incubator that takes innovative emerging technologies and moves them towards commercialization. The Company, through its subsidiary Mantra Energy Alternatives, is currently developing two groundbreaking electrochemical technologies designed to make reducing greenhouse gas emissions profitable: ERC (Electro-Reduction of Carbon Dioxide) and MRFC (Mixed-Reactant Fuel Cell).
ERC is a form of "carbon capture and utilization" (CCU) that converts the polluting greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into useful, valuable products including formic acid and formate salts. By utilizing clean electricity, the process offers the potential for an industrial plant to reduce emissions while generating a salable product and a profit.
The MRFC is an unconventional fuel cell that uses a mixture of fuel and oxidant, thereby greatly reducing the complexity and cost of the fuel cell system. Ideal for portable applications, the MRFC is cheaper, lighter, and more compact than conventional fuel cell technologies.
Max Sound Corporation (MAXD) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Max Sound Corporation is the creator of the audio process that brings high definition (HD) sound to all digital media. MAX-D is the technology that dramatically improves sound quality by resynthesizing and restoring the lost, compressed sound harmonics, while preserving the smallest possible file size. MAX-D HD is hardware/platform neutral – no need to change equipment or infrastructure. With over 70 patents pending, MAX-D makes any system sound better. Recent Initiatives: Qualcomm Snap Dragon Processor & Hexagon program. MAX-D HD Audio technology is now embedded on the DSP (Digital Signal Processor) and available for licensing to the 86 Qualcomm OEM's. Qualcomm has taken the lead and is now directly marketing MAX-D HD Audio to its customers. As part of MAXD’s ‘Go To Market’ strategy, it is targeting Music and Mobile. Via its Liquid Spins subsidiary (and the partnership with InComm, a leading billion dollar industry leader of prepaid cards) it is expanding its prepaid music gift cards initiative. MAXD has also recently begun to target the automobile manufactures to adopt MAX-D HD audio in vehicles (15 million autos sold last year).
Medbox Inc. (MDBX) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Medbox develops, sells, and services automated, biometrically controlled dispensing and storage systems for medicine and merchandise applications. Its products comprise Medbox medicine storage machines; safe access storage lockers; Medbox lockbox Rx storage/retrieval systems; Medbox OTC machines; and Medbox Sample-Safe, a wall-mounted unit for use in doctor’s offices. Medbox provides its patented systems, software, and consulting services to pharmacies, dispensaries, urgent care centers, drug rehab clinics, hospitals, prison systems, hospice facilities and medical groups worldwide.
Medient Studios, Inc. (MDNT) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Medient Studios, Inc. is an entertainment content creation company with a strong presence in North America, Europe and India. Medient's management team has approximately 150 years of experience in the motion picture industry and is responsible for producing and/or financing over 250 movies. Medient is realigning the content creation process to enable efficiencies of scale and eliminate process waste by building a fully integrated movie and electronic game production facility as part of its Studioplex on a 1,550-acre property in Effingham County, Georgia. Once operational this production facility will be the largest of its kind in the United States.
Medifocus Inc. (MDFZF) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Medifocus, Inc. develops and commercializes minimally invasive focused heat thermotherapy systems used in the treatment of cancerous and benign tumors, and enlarged prostate, medically known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia ("BPH"). In July 2012, it acquired the FDA-approved Prolieve® BPH treatment business assets from Boston Scientific Corp., further expanding its comprehensive IP portfolio, and most importantly, adding the revenue producing property - Prolieve® to its product offerings.
Medifocus’ patented Adaptive Phased Array (APA) Microwave Focusing Technology Platform provides the design basis of the Company’s unique focused heat cancer treatment systems. Using the APA technology, Medifocus has developed the APA 1000 breast cancer treatment system intended to destroy localized breast tumors through the application of heat alone or in combination with chemotherapy. The Company has received regulatory approvals to start the APA 1000’s pivotal Phase-III clinical trials. Its ultimate goal is to improve the outcomes and standards of care in cancer treatment.
Midwest Energy Emissions Corp (MEEC) Industry Sector: Energy and Natural Resources
Midwest Energy Emissions Corp (ME2C) develops and delivers patented, cost-effective mercury capture systems and technologies to power plants and other coal-burning units in the United States and Canada. ME2C takes a holistic approach to the mercury emissions problem by delivering proprietary technologies that allow customers to meet emissions regulations in an effective and economical manner, with the least disruption to their ongoing operations. With a strong focus on continuous innovation and industry foresight, our vision is to deliver leading edge, cost-effective solutions for mercury emissions control to utility boilers around the world.
Milestone Scientific Inc. (MLSS) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Milestone Scientific Inc. is a leading medical research and development company that designs and patents innovative injection technology. Milestone's computer-controlled systems make injections precise, efficient, and virtually painless.
MVC Capital, Inc. (MVC) Industry Sector: Financial and Asset Management Services
MVC Capital, Inc. ("MVC") is a business development company traded on the New York Stock Exchange, under the listing symbol MVC and is advised by The Tokarz Group Advisers LLC ("TTG Advisers").
MVC provides long-term equity and debt investment capital to fund growth, acquisitions and recapitalizations of small and middle-market companies in a variety of industries primarily located in the U.S. MVC's investments can take the form of common and preferred stock (control and non-control investments) and warrants or rights to acquire equity interests; senior and subordinated loans; or convertible securities. MVC serves as the lead investor for transactions, as well as a co-investor in companies along with other private equity sponsors.
MYOS Corporation (MYOS) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
MYOS is a developmental stage bionutrition and biotherapeutics company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of products that improve muscle health and function essential to the management of sarcopenia, cachexia and degenerative muscle diseases. MYOS is the owner of Fortetropin™ (also known as MYO-T12®), the first clinically proven natural myostatin inhibitor. Myostatin is a natural regulatory protein, which inhibits muscle growth and recovery. Medical literature suggests that lowering myostatin levels has many potential health benefits including increased muscle mass, healthy weight management, improved energy levels, stimulation of muscle healing as well as treating sarcopenia, a condition of age-related loss of muscle mass.
NanoViricides, Inc. (NNVC) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
NanoViricides, Inc., in a pre-clinical biotech company developing anti-viral drugs to destroy a wide range of viruses in and on the body as well as in the eye. The Company has developed a platform technology, based on the principles of nanotechnology, that enables rapid drug development either in the lab or in the field.
The Company has successfully treated 5000 animals after infection with a wide range of viral diseases. These include all forms of influenza, HIV/AIDS, herpes of the genitals and the eye, adenovirus of the eye, dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever, rabies and Ebola.
Construction of a new facility and pilot production plant is currently underway and human trials for our influenza cure are now planned for the second half of 2014.
The Company is well funded and currently actively trades on the OTCBB with a market cap of $120M.
NeoStem, Inc (NBS) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
NeoStem, Inc. is a leader in the emerging cellular therapy industry. The Company’s business model includes the development of novel proprietary cell therapy products as well as operating a contract development and manufacturing organization providing services to others in the regenerative medicine industry. The combination of a therapeutic development business and revenue-generating service provider business provides the Company with capabilities for cost effective in-house product development and immediate revenue and cash flow generation.
Nephros, Inc. (NEPH) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Nephros is a commercial stage medical device company that develops and sells high performance liquid purification filters. Nephros filters capture contaminants as small as 5 nanometers in size; they minimize exposure to a wide variety of bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and endotoxins.
Nephros was founded in 1997, by healthcare professionals affiliated with Columbia University Medical Center, initially to address the needs of chronic renal failure patients.
The company has developed an alternative to current hemodialysis therapy known as Mid-dilution hemodiafiltration (mid-HDF). Nephros’ proprietary blood purification technologies enable mid-HDF to be offered to chronic renal failure patients. Nephros mid-dilution filters remove a range of harmful substances, specifically substances known as middle molecules, which have been linked to conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, dialysis related amyloidosis, and degenerative bone disease in chronic renal failure patients.
Nephros has extended its filtration technologies to meet the demand for liquid purification in other areas, in particular water purification. Nephros is currently developing its filter technology in individual water purifiers for military applications.
NetDimensions Holdings Ltd (NETDY) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Established in 1999, NetDimensions (AIM: NETD; OTCQX: NETDY) is a global provider of performance, knowledge, and learning solutions. NetDimensions provides companies, government agencies and other organizations with talent management solutions to personalize learning, share knowledge, enhance performance, foster collaboration, and manage compliance programs for employees, customers, partners and suppliers. Recognized as one of the talent management industry's top-rated technology suppliers in overall customer satisfaction, NetDimensions has been chosen by leading organizations worldwide including ING, Cathay Pacific, Hunter Douglas, Chicago Police Department, Geely Automotive, Fugro Group, and Fresenius Medical Care. NetDimensions is ISO 9001 certified and NetDimensions hosted services are ISO 27001 certified.
Nuvilex (NVLX) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Nuvilex is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing and preparing to commercialize treatments for cancer and diabetes based upon a proprietary cellulose-based live-cell encapsulation technology, called Cell-in-a-Box®. This unique technology will be used as a platform upon which treatments for several types of cancer, including advanced, inoperable pancreatic cancer, and diabetes are being built. Nuvilex’s treatment for pancreatic cancer involves the widely used anticancer prodrug, ifosfamide, together with encapsulated live cells that convert ifosfamide into its active or “cancer-killing” form. Nuvilex's subsidiary, Medical Marijuana Sciences, Inc., is dedicated to the development of cancer treatments based upon chemical constituents of marijuana known as cannabinoids. To do so, it will examine ways to exploit the benefits of Cell-in-a-Box(TM) technology in optimizing the anticancer effectiveness of cannabinoids against cancers while minimizing or outright eliminating the debilitating side effects usually associated with cancer treatments. This provides Medical Marijuana Sciences a unique opportunity to develop "green" approaches to fighting deadly cancers, such as those of the pancreas, brain, breast and prostate, that affect hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide every year.
NXT-ID, Inc. (NXTD) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
NXT-ID, Inc. is a next generation biometric authentication company. Their innovative MobileBio™ solutions mitigate consumer risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce and smart OS-enabled devices. The company is focused on the growing m-commerce market, launching our innovative suite of biometric and encryption solutions that secure consumers’ mobile and online platforms.
Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc. (OCLS) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Oculus Innovative Science is the global anti-antibiotic healthcare company that designs, manufactures and markets prescription and non-prescription products in 33 countries. The company's products are used to treat patients in surgical/advanced wound management, dermatology, women’s health and animal health; addressing the unmet medical needs of these markets—while raising the standard of patient care and lowering overall healthcare costs. The company's headquarters are in Petaluma, California, with manufacturing operations in the United States and Latin America. More information can be found at www.oculusis.com.
OncoSec Medical Incorporated (ONCS) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
OncoSec Medical Incorporated is a biopharmaceutical company developing its advanced-stage ImmunoPulse DNA-based immunotherapy therapy to treat solid tumor cancers. OncoSec’s treatment aims to harness the body’s immune system to target and kill cancer cells and consists of using its proprietary electroporation platform to enhance the uptake of a locally delivered DNA-based immunocytokine.
Orient Paper, Inc. (ONP) Industry Sector: Industrials
Orient Paper, Inc. (“Orient Paper”) is a leading paper manufacturer in North China. Using recycled paper as its primary raw material, Orient Paper produces and distributes three types of paper products namely, packaging paper (corrugating medium paper), offset printing paper, and other paper products, including digital photo paper, and household/tissue paper that the company is currently expanding into.
With production operations based in Baoding in North China’s Hebei Province, Orient Paper is located strategically close to the Beijing and Tianjin region, home to a growing base of industrial and manufacturing activities and one of the largest markets for paper products consumption in the country.
Orient Paper’s production facilities are controlled and operated by its wholly owned subsidiary Shengde Holdings, Inc., which in turn controls and operates Baoding Shengde Paper Co., Ltd., and Hebei Baoding Orient Paper Milling Co., Ltd for manufacturing digital photo, printing and packaging paper.
Founded in 1996, ONP has been listed on the NYSE MKT Board since December 2009.
Panacea Global, Inc. (PANG) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Panacea Global, Inc. (PGI) is a biotechnology company focusing on developing and commercializing products for the early detection, diagnosis and monitoring the recurrence of cancer. Panacea’s novel product is a blood test that can detect the presence of cancer in humans using a novel cancer biomarker named Human Aspartyl (Asparaginyl) B-Hydroxylase (HAAH), an enzyme which is overexpressed in cancer cells and is the foundation of our breakthrough technology.
Early diagnosis and treatment of cancer can play a key role in increasing patient’s chances of survival. However, current cancer diagnostic modalities are still not accurate, may take up to several months to obtain results and the associated costs are extremely high. PGI offers patients with non-invasive, highly accurate, reliable, fast and cost-effective cancer detection tests, which can be used for early diagnosis, remission and recurrence of cancer following treatment.
PAR Technology Corporation (PAR) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
PAR Technology Corporation is an industry leader in systems and service solutions for the hospitality industry. For more than 30 years, PAR has developed technology solutions for hospitality companies: restaurant, hotel, spa, retail, entertainment venues and cruise ships. We are committed to delivering innovative solutions that optimize the guest experience. With point-of-sale systems in more than 50,000 restaurants and more than 110 countries, PAR is redefining the point of sale to bring technological innovation to all corners of the enterprise. Our software is complemented by reliable hardware and is backed by PAR’s international services infrastructure. We are also a leading global provider of hospitality management solutions for enterprises such as city-center hotels, destination spa and golf properties, cruise ships, and casino resorts. Our pioneering SMS|Host® Hospitality Management System set the standard in guest-centric property management systems. We are now revolutionizing the industry with the ATRIO™ hospitality technology platform. ATRIO is moving hospitality to “The Cloud”, a new user experience and to a new business paradigm. We also offer SpaSoft®, a dynamic activities management/scheduling software solution, specifically designed to meet the unique needs of resorts, day spas, medi-spas and health clubs.
In addition to PAR’s hospitality solutions, PAR is a leading provider of technical solutions to the government sector. PAR’s Government business is a wholly owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation and is comprised of PAR Government Systems Corporation and Rome Research Corporation., PAR’s Government business delivers innovative information management solutions through advanced technology and professional services to Federal, State, and local Government agencies as well as private industry customers throughout the world.
PositiveID Corporation (PSID) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
PositiveID Corporation develops molecular diagnostics systems for bio-threat detection and rapid medical testing. The Company’s M-BAND system, developed under contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology directorate with $30 million of funding, continuously and autonomously analyzes air samples for the detection of biological threats in the form of bacteria, viruses, and toxins. M-BAND is positioned to capitalize on the next generation of BioWatch, the U.S. government’s $3-$5 billion program to detect the release of pathogens into the air as part of a defense against potential terrorist attacks on major American cities. PositiveID’s Firefly Dx is a handheld system designed to deliver molecular diagnostic results using real-time TaqMan® PCR chemistry. Firefly is being developed for healthcare and molecular diagnostics markets for more rapid and accurate point-of-need detection and diagnostics. Firefly can derive results from a sample in less than 20 minutes, at the point of need, compared to two to four hours for a lab device, which would enable more rapid and effective treatment than what is currently available with existing systems to help save lives. PositiveID has offices in Delray Beach, FL and Pleasanton, CA.
Pressure BioSciences, Inc (PBIO) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Pressure BioSciences, Inc. ("PBI") is a life sciences tools company focused on the development, marketing, and sale of proprietary laboratory instrumentation and associated consumables based on our game-changing Pressure Cycling Technology ("PCT"). PCT is a patented, enabling technology platform that uses alternating cycles of hydrostatic pressure between ambient and ultra-high levels (58,000 psi or greater) to safely, conveniently and reproducibly control the actions of molecules in biological samples, such as cells and tissues from human, animal, plant, and microbial sources. We currently focus the majority of our efforts on the development and sale of PCT-enhanced systems (instruments and consumables) to address the challenging problems inherent in biological sample preparation, a crucial laboratory step performed by tens of thousands of scientists worldwide working in biological life sciences research. Through 2013, we have over 250 PCT Systems in leading academic, government, biotech, and pharma companies worldwide. Primary PCT uses currently include biomarker discovery and forensics.
PCT advantages include: (a) extraction and recovery of more membrane proteins, (b) enhanced protein digestion, (c) differential lysis in a mixed sample base, (d) pathogen inactivation, (e) increased DNA detection, and (f) exquisite sample preparation process control.
Protea Biosciences (PRGB) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Protea Biosciences is a commercial stage molecular information company, focused on meeting the needs of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agriculture, chemical and other industries with innovative technologies, software and services. Protea's proprietary technology, LAESI® (Laser Ablation Electrospray Ionization), is used with mass spectrometry to detect the presence of up to, and over, one thousand distinct molecules from a single analysis of samples that can include tissues, cells, fluids, agricultural specimens and other sample types. Using proprietary software (ProteaPlotTM), the location of each distinct molecule in a respective sample can be displayed, enabling direct molecular imaging. The LAESI DP-1000, an integrated system that combines LAESI and ProteaPlot, is marketed to a wide array of researchers for numerous applications. Protea maintains its own laboratory facility where it performs services using LAESI and complementary technologies for a wide array of customers to support preclinical pharmaceutical R&D, biomarker discovery and other applications. Protea also collaborates with researchers to apply its technologies and expertise to generate new discoveries and intellectual property.
Pulse Beverage Corporation (PLSB) Industry Sector: Retail and Consumer Products
Pulse Beverage Corporation is an emerging beverage company that offers a line of great tasting, refreshing, low-calorie natural drinks, including Natural Cabana® Lemonade and Limeade, Natural Cabana® Coconut Water and Pineapple Coconut Water, and PULSE® brand of functional beverages. Combining all-natural ingredients, essential vitamins and minerals, Pulse’s line of beverages provides consumers with high-quality, healthy alternatives at a reasonable price.
PURE Bioscience, Inc. (PURE) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
PURE Bioscience is focused on developing and commercializing our proprietary antimicrobial products that provide solutions to the health and environmental challenges of pathogen and hygienic control. Led by a new management team, PURE has already made significant progress – focusing on commercialization in the food safety arena -- a $2 billion market. Our patented technology platform is based on patented stabilized ionic silver, and our initial products contain silver dihydrogen citrate, or SDC. SDC is a broad-spectrum, non-toxic antimicrobial agent, which offers 24-hour residual protection and formulates well with other compounds. SDC-based disinfecting and sanitizing products are registered by the EPA. SDC is distinguished from competitors in the marketplace because of its superior efficacy, reduced toxicity and the inability of bacteria to form a resistance to it. PURE is headquartered in El Cajon, California (San Diego metropolitan area).
RiceBran Technologies (RIBT) Industry Sector: Industrials
RiceBran Technologies is a human food ingredient and animal nutrition company focused on the procurement, bio-refining and marketing of numerous products derived from rice bran. Rice Bran Technologies has proprietary and patented intellectual property that allows us to convert rice bran, one of the world's most underutilized food sources, into a number of highly nutritious human food ingredient and animal nutrition products. Our target markets are human food ingredients and animal nutrition manufacturers and retailers, as well as natural food, functional food and nutraceutical supplement manufacturers and retailers, both domestically and internationally.
SANUWAVE Health, Inc. (SNWV) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
SANUWAVE Health, Inc. is a shock wave technology company using a patented system of noninvasive, high-energy, acoustic shock waves for regenerative medicine and other applications. The Company’s initial focus is regenerative medicine – utilizing noninvasive, acoustic shockwaves to produce a biological response resulting in the body healing itself through the repair and regeneration of tissue, musculoskeletal and vascular structures – using devices that employ the Company’s Pulsed Acoustic Cellular Expression (PACE®) technology.
SANUWAVE’s lead regenerative product for the global wound care market, dermaPACE®, is approved for use outside the United States (CE Marked) for advanced wound care indications and is currently being studied in a U.S-based supplemental Phase III clinical trial for treating diabetic foot ulcers with possible FDA approval in 2015, subject to submission of satisfactory clinical study results. The Company’s orthoPACE® device is CE Marked for orthopedic and musculoskeletal indications. OssaTron®, the Company’s legacy device, is approved by the FDA for multiple orthopedic conditions which have failed to respond to conservative treatment.
In addition, SANUWAVE has patented the use of its shock wave technology in non-medical fields, including energy (improved/enhanced oil recovery), water (purification), food (bacterial reduction), and industrial effluent (particulate separation), and is working toward licensing/partnership relationships.
SilverSun Technologies, Inc. (SSNT) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Headquartered in Livingston, New Jersey, SilverSun Technologies, Inc. provides best of breed technology and software solutions to small and medium size businesses (SMBs) in the manufacturing, distribution and service industries. For the first 9 months of 2013, the Company reported sales of $12,290,088, and net income of $95,496. In 2012, the Company generated annual revenues totaling approximately $13.2 million. The Company’s third quarter 2013 revenues rose 26%, making it the eighth consecutive quarter of double digit percentage revenue growth. Moving forward, SilverSun is intent on accelerating its growth with a goal of ramping sales five-fold to $50+ million within the next four years.
SilverSun is executing a growth strategy centered on the acquisition of cloud technology providers and software publishers of unique and proprietary solutions in the extensive and expanding business solutions marketplace. In addition, the Company focuses on the design and development of its own proprietary cloud-based, SAAS business management solutions. To date, SilverSun has acquired SWK Technologies, Inc. (its principal operating subsidiary); Business Tech Solutions Group, Inc.; Wolen Katz Associates; AMP-BEST Consulting, Inc.; IncorTech; Micro-Point, Inc.; HighTower, Inc.; Point Solutions, LLC; and SGEN, LLC.
Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (SINO) Industry Sector: Industrials
Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (Sino-Global) is a Virginia corporation with primary US operations in New York and subsidiaries in mainland China, Hong Kong, Australia and Canada. We provide our customers with comprehensive yet customized shipping agency, shipping and chartering, and inland transportation management services. As a general shipping agent, Sino-Global serve ships coming to and departing from a number of countries and regions, including China, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Hong Kong, Canada and the US.
Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (SKKY) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. is a global leader in real‐time cloud information systems, providing software and services to move real‐time data from any machine across any network at high volume and speeds, enabling a wide range of data solutions for the industrial Internet of Things as well as financial and commodity trading systems. Through our products and services Skkynet clients are able to both locally and remotely manage, supervise, and control industrial process and embedded devices without ever exposing their plant or machines to the Internet. Our solutions are unique in that they enable the collection of Big Data from any machine, anywhere and across any network to allow for predictive maintenance or the delivery of real‐time KPIs.
SMTP (SMTP) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
SMTP is a provider of services to facilitate email delivery, with a focus on marketing email delivery, but also supporting bulk and transactional sending, reputation management, compliance auditing, abuse processing and issue resolution. Our services provide customers with the ability to increase the deliverability of email with less time, cost and complexity than handling it themselves. SMTP, Inc. is a dividend-paying, publicly-traded company headquartered in Nashua, NH.
SNAP Interactive, Inc. (STVI) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Snap Interactive, Inc. (“SNAP”) develops, owns and operates a social dating application for social networking websites and mobile platforms. SNAP’s flagship brand, AYI.com, is one of the largest social dating applications on the Internet with over 70 million installs, including over 25 million Facebook connected singles. By connecting singles through shared interests and mutual friends, AYI.com enhances the dating experience and creates smarter, more meaningful matches.
Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. (SWET) Industry Sector: Energy and Natural Resources
Based in Annapolis MD, Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. is the innovator and creator behind the only patented hybrid solar-wind technology in the market today capable of producing an abundant amount of inexpensive electricity – the Solar Wind Downdraft Tower, a structure built utilizing a number of proven technologies and construction systems. The simplicity of Solar Wind Energy Tower’s revolutionary hybrid solution lies in its ability to harness the natural power of a downdraft created when water is introduced to hot dry air within the confines of the Company’s patented Tower structure. The Solar Wind Downdraft Tower has the capability of being operated with virtually no carbon footprint, fuel consumption, or waste production. It generates clean, cost effective and efficient electrical power without environmental impact. To complement its Solar Wind Energy Downdraft Tower technology and aid in its expansion efforts, the Company developed the Global Energy Generation Calculator, a proprietary software-based analytical program that can determine the energy generation capabilities of its Towers based on the climate in geographic locations around the world. By feeding weather data of its future site location into the program, the Tower’s height and diameter can be adjusted along with the amount of water required as fuel to create a desired amount of energy. The outcome dictates the optimum size of each Tower. Solar Wind Energy’s patented hybrid solar-wind technology, combined with its analytical tool, provide it with a unique opportunity to plan and target the global positioning of its Towers to help meet the world’s energy needs.
Sono-Tek Corporation (SOTK) Industry Sector: Industrials
Sono-Tek Corporation is a world leader in precision ultrasonic spraying and coating for electronics, semiconductors, implantable medical devices, MEMs, specialty glasses, textiles, and food products. Founded in 1975, Sono-Tek developed a patented and proprietary method of spraying and coating using ultrasonic technology which results in the ability to apply thin precise conformal coatings onto a variety of surfaces. Ultrasonic spray offers key advantages over other spray coating methods in increased process efficiency, reduced raw materials, reduced waste and reduced energy requirements. Current market applications include printed circuit boards, photoresist onto semiconductor wafers, cardiac stents and balloon catheters, specialty eyewear, glass, textiles, food coatings and finishes, and clean energy solar and fuel cells. The Company has quadrupled in size over the past decade and has a history of profitable operations and a strong balance sheet. Over 60% of the Company’s sales are international, with a strong presence in Asia and Europe.
Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc (SBOTF) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (OTCQB: SBOTF) (TSX-V: KLH) is a commercialization stage company focused in the immunotherapy arena, with world-leading technology in Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KLH) protein. KLH is an important immune-stimulating molecule widely used as a key active ingredient in many new immunotherapies, and as an injectable product to assess immune response. We are committed to applying our Stellar KLH™ platform to power the growing field of disease-targeting immune therapies.
Straight Path Communications (STRP) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Straight Path Communications Inc. (NYSE MKT: STRP) is the largest holder of 39 GHz spectrum in the United States through its Straight Path Spectrum subsidiary. Straight Path holds nearly 70% of FCC licensed 39 GHz spectrum, covering all 50 states with exceptionally deep coverage in the top 80 metros. Straight Path leases its 39 GHz spectrum as a high quality alternative to running fiber for telco networks and last mile enterprise applications. Straight Path's 39 Spectrum provides an excellent solution for mobile network operators for nationwide small cell deployment in cities.
The Company's Straight Path IP Group subsidiary holds and licenses its intellectual property for efficient communications over the Internet.
SurePure, Inc. (SURP) Industry Sector: Industrials
SurePure, Inc. (“the Company”) is a world-leading developer of liquid photopurification technology solutions. Using its patented “Turbulator” technology, the Company uses a specific band of ultraviolet light (UV-C) to purify both turbid (opaque) and clear liquids – an industry-first. The Turbulator may be used to create food-grade products such as milk, beer, fruit juice, wine, and carbonated beverages, as well as purify raw materials such as water, brines and sugar syrups. The Turbulator's unique design allows the turbulent flow of a clear or turbid liquid to cross over multiple UV-C lamps. This replication ensures all liquids have maximum and repeated exposure to UV-C light. At this spectrum of light, the DNA of pathogens, such as bacteria, yeasts, molds and viruses, is changed, permanently disabling replication. This cold sterilization technique can be used from raw materials to finished goods, and the processes in between.
Key advantages also include:
Proven to be an effective alternative to pasteurization
Can replace preservative
Significant energy and water savings = higher product margins
Integrity of product taste and safety = protects brand equity
Extends shelf-life of products
Superior efficacy vs. conventional UV light systems
Versatile applications include purifying and sterilization of milk, carbonated beverages, water, beer, soda, and raw materials like tap water, brine, and sugar syrup solutions, as well as processing of bottled water and more.
The efficacy of SurePure's technology has been validated by the University of Wisconsin; UC Davis Veterinary Training and Research Center; California Polytechnic; Cornell University; Queens College, Belfast, Northern Ireland; University Stellenbosch, South Africa; and the University of Western Cape, South Africa.
Sutor Technology Group Limited (SUTR) Industry Sector: Industrials
Sutor is one of the leading China-based manufacturers and distributors of high-end fine finished steel products used by a variety of downstream applications. The Company utilizes a variety of in-house developed processes and technologies to convert steel manufactured by third parties into fine finished steel products, including hot-dip galvanized steel, pre-painted galvanized steel, acid-pickled steel, cold-rolled steel and welded steel pipe products.
Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (SYN) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Synthetic Biologics, Inc. is a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases. The Company is developing an oral treatment to reduce the impact of methane producing organisms on constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (C-IBS), an oral biologic to protect the gastrointestinal microflora from the effects of IV antibiotics for the prevention of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection, a series of monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of Pertussis and Acinetobacter infections, and a biologic targeted at the prevention and treatment of a root cause of a subset of IBS. In addition, the Company is developing an oral estriol drug for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) and cognitive dysfunction in MS.
Sysorex Global Holdings Corp. (SYRX) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Sysorex Global Holdings Corp. is a leading provider of Information Technology Support Services for enterprise level IT environments including full life cycle software development, interface, integration, operational support, and IT Network Infrastructure Modernization Services. With over 30 years of operating history, they provide a wide range of consulting, systems engineering, cyber security, data analytics and program management expertise.
TapImmune Inc. (TPIV) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
TapImmune Inc. is an immunotherapy company specializing in the development of innovative vaccine technologies for the treatment of cancer and infectious disease.
TapImmunes comprehensive immunotherapeutic approach to cancer treatment works to harness the innate powers of the immune system to fight cancer. Because of the immune system's unique properties, these therapies may hold greater potential than current treatment approaches to fight cancer more powerfully, offer longer-term protection against the disease, come with fewer side effects, and benefit more patients with more cancer types.
Targeted Medical Pharma (TRGM) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Targeted Medical Pharma is a Los Angeles-based biotechnology company that develops prescription medical foods for the treatment of chronic disease, including pain syndromes, peripheral neuropathy, hypertension, obesity, sleep and cognitive disorders. The company manufactures 10 proprietary prescription-only medical foods. These prescription medical foods and therapeutic systems are sold to physicians and pharmacies in the United States through the company€s subsidiary, Physician Therapeutics. These proprietary medications represent a novel approach to the management of certain disease states, focusing on safety and efficacy without the deleterious side effects of traditional, high dose prescription drugs. The company is developing nutrient-based systems for oral stimulation of progenitor stem cells that differentiate into neurons, red blood cells, pituitary hormones including IGF-I.
Tauriga Sciences, Inc. (TAUG) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Tauriga Sciences, Inc. (TAUG) is a diversified company focused on generating profitable revenues through license agreements and the development of a proprietary technology platform in the nano-robotics space. The mission of the Company is to acquire and build a diversified portfolio of cutting edge technology assets that is capital efficient and of significant value to the shareholders. The Company's business model includes the acquisition of licenses, equity stakes, rights on both an exclusive and non-exclusive basis, and entire businesses. Management is firmly committed to building lasting shareholder value in the short, intermediate, and long terms. On January 28, 2014 the Company completed its acquisition of Cincinnati, Ohio based Pilus Energy LLC ("Pilus Energy"), a developer of alternative cleantech energy platforms using proprietary microbial solutions that creates electricity while consuming polluting molecules from wastewater. The Company entered into a definitive merger agreement on March 11, 2014 with Oakland, California based Honeywood LLC which develops topical medicinal cannabis lotions.
Taxus Cardium Pharmaceuticals Group Inc. (CRXM) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Taxus Cardium Pharmaceuticals Group Inc. (formerly Cardium Therapeutics) is an advanced regenerative therapeutics company that is focused on the late-stage clinical and commercial development of regenerative medicine therapeutics including Generx®, an interventional cardiology, angiogenic gene therapy product candidate designed for the treatment of patients with cardiac microvascular insufficiency with myocardial ischemia due to advanced coronary artery disease, and Excellagen®, an FDA-cleared acellular biological skin substitute designed as a professional-use advanced wound care product for the treatment of chronic non-healing diabetic foot, venous and pressure ulcers, which also has multiple additional potential tissue regeneration applications based on stem cells and other biologics.
Tecnoglass Inc. (TLGS) Industry Sector: Industrials
Tecnoglass is a leading manufacturer of hi-spec, architectural glass and windows for the global residential and commercial construction industries. Headquartered in Barranquilla, Colombia, Tecnoglass operates out of a 1.2 million square foot vertically-integrated, state-of-the-art manufacturing complex that provides easy access to the Americas, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. Tecnoglass sells to more than 800 customers in North, Central and South America, with the United States accounting for approximately 36% of Company revenues in 2013. Tecnoglass’s tailored, high-end products are found on some of the world’s most distinctive properties, including the El Dorado Airport (Bogota), Imbanaco Medical Center (Cali), Trump Plaza (Panama), Trump Tower (Miami), and The Woodlands (Houston).
The Staffing Group LTD (TSGL) Industry Sector: Financial and Asset Management Services
The Staffing Group, Ltd. is a publicly held Nevada corporation. Its primary holding company, EmployUS, is a full service turnkey staffing company initially established to respond to the relief and recovery of the major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. EmployUS has since expanded to work on construction, light industrial and maritime projects in the Southeast United States.
Torchlight Energy Resources (TRCH) Industry Sector: Energy and Natural Resources
Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc., based in Plano, Texas, is a high growth oil and gas Exploration and Production (E&P) company with a primary focus on acquisition and development of highly profitable domestic oil fields. The company currently holds interests in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma where their targets are established plays such as the Eagle Ford, Mississippian and Hunton trends.
Towerstream Corporation (TWER) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Towerstream is a leading 4G and Small Cell Rooftop Tower company. The company owns, operates, and leases Wi-Fi and Small Cell rooftop tower locations to cellular phone operators, tower, Internet and cable companies and hosts a variety of customers on its network. Towerstream was originally founded in 2000 to deliver fixed-wireless high-speed Internet access to businesses and to date offers broadband services in over 12 urban markets including New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay area, Miami, Seattle, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Las Vegas-Reno, and the greater Providence area. For more information on Towerstream services, please visit www.towerstream.com and/or follow us @Towerstream on Twitter. In 2013, Towerstream Corporation, formed HetNets Tower Corporation (“HetNets”), a wholly owned subsidiary, to offer a neutral host network solution enabling wireless carriers, cable and Internet companies to expand their network footprint and increase coverage and capacity to their platforms.
U.S. Geothermal Inc. (HTM) Industry Sector: Energy and Natural Resources
U.S. Geothermal is a renewable energy company focused on developing, owning, and operating clean, sustainable electric power from geothermal energy resources, while continually striving to create enhanced value for our shareholders and promoting a clean environment. The company is currently producing about 45MW from geothermal power projects at Neal Hot Springs, Oregon, San Emidio, Nevada and Raft River, Idaho.
UBL Interactive, Inc. (UBLI) Industry Sector: Technology - Media and Telecommunications
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and serving over 200,000 businesses across North America, the United Kingdom and Australia, UBL Interactive is the owner and operator of the Universal Business Listing (UBL) service. Through UBL, the Company provides business identity management tools for businesses large and small, as well as SEO providers, advertising agencies and interactive marketers to help their customers distribute their business details as a trusted source across search engines, online Yellow Pages directories, 411 directory assistance, social networks and mobile devices. The Company also offers reputation monitoring tools and a variety of premium Local SEO optimization services. For more information please visit: http://www.ublinteractive.com
Vapor Corp (VPCO) Industry Sector: Retail and Consumer Products
We design, market, and distribute electronic cigarettes, vaporizers, e-liquids and accessories under the Krave®, Fifty-One® (also known as Smoke 51), VaporX®, Hookah Stix®, Alternacig®, EZ Smoker®, Green Puffer®, Americig®, Fumaré™ and Smoke Star® brands. We also design and develop private label brands for our distribution customers. Our products are manufactured to meet our design specifications. We market our electronic cigarettes as an alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes. “Electronic cigarettes” or “e-cigarettes,” look like traditional cigarettes and are battery-powered products that enable users to inhale nicotine vapor without smoke, tar, ash, or carbon monoxide. Our shares of common stock are currently quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol VPCO.OB.
Verastem, Inc. (VSTM) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Verastem is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing drugs to treat cancer by the targeted killing of cancer stem cells. A cancer stem cell is a particularly aggressive type of tumor cell, resistant to conventional cancer therapy, that we believe is an underlying cause of tumors, their recurrence and metastasis. We have proprietary technology licensed from our scientific founders at the Whitehead and Broad Institutes of MIT/Harvard to create a stable population of cancer stem cells that we use to screen for and identify small molecule compounds that target cancer stem cells.
Our most advanced programs target the Focal Adhesion Kinase, or FAK, and the PI3K/mTOR signaling pathways. Our lead FAK inhibitor, VS-6063 or defactinib, has orphan drug designation for use in mesothelioma in the European Union and in the United States. VS-6063 is currently undergoing clinical trials in 12 countries worldwide. VS-6063 is being evaluated in a registration-directed trial (COMMAND) in patients with mesothelioma which has the potential to lead to regulatory approval in late 2016/early 2017. In addition, VS-6063 is in a Phase 1b trial in combination with weekly paclitaxel for patients with ovarian cancer, a Phase 2 study in patients with non-small cell lung cancer and a Phase 1 trial in Japan in patients with solid tumors. In addition to VS-6063, both our FAK inhibitor VS-4718 and our dual mTORC1/2 and PI3K inhibitor VS-5584 are in Phase 1 clinical trials in patients with advanced cancers.
We are a publicly-traded company listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol ‘VSTM’. We had $123.7 million as of 12/31/13 which we expect to fund operations into 2016 based on current development plans. Our headquarters are located at 215 First Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Verity Corp (VRTY) Industry Sector: Energy and Natural Resources
Verity Corp is a sustainable agriculture company offering food producers-both crop and livestock producers-- a comprehensive program of products and services that focuses on crop and soil health through the use of environmentally friendly crop inputs including proprietary biological media, essential trace elements and conventional non-GMO seeds. The company entered the Aquaculture marketplace with its recently introduced Pronounce Pond Pucks, an innovative and natural pond maintenance product for fish farmers. Verity is also engaged in the utilizing sustainable solutions in lawn and turf management. Verity Corp specializes in "soil to plate" food production by enabling food producers to minimize dependency on chemicals such as fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides resulting in the efficient production of healthy sustainable food, in addition to incorporating these solutions in the aquaculture and turf management market sectors.
VolitionRx Limited (VNRX) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
VolitionRx is a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for different types of cancer. The tests are based on the science of Nucleosomics which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream – an indication that cancer is present.
VolitionRx’s goal is to make the tests as common and simple to use, for both patients and doctors, as existing diabetic and cholesterol blood tests. VolitionRx’s research and development activities are currently centered in Belgium as the company focuses on bringing its diagnostic products to market first in Europe, then in the US and ultimately, worldwide.
Xenetic Biosciences (XBIO) Industry Sector: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Xenetic Biosciences is a biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation biologic drugs and novel oncology therapeutics. Xenetic's proprietary drug technology platforms include PolyXen(R) for creating next generation biologic drugs by extending the efficacy, safety and half-life of biologic drugs and OncoHist(R) for the development of novel oncology drugs focused on orphan indications. Xenetic's lead product candidates include ErepoXen(R), an improved, polysialylated form of erythropoietin (EPO) for the treatment of anemia in pre-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease and OncoHist(R), a recombinant human histone H1.3 molecule which Xenetic is developing for the treatment of refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Xenetic is developing a novel series of polysialylated blood coagulation factors through its license agreement with Baxter International Inc. Xenetic is also developing a broad pipeline of clinical candidates for next generation biologics and novel oncology therapeutics in a number of orphan disease indications.