For Wednesday, February 10th
MFLI, POPN, NNBP, PDMI, CHTL, CYSG
Our Stocks to Watch tomorrow include Muscle Flex Inc. (OTC: MFLI), Pop N Go Inc. (OTC: POPN), Nanobac Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTC: NNBP), Paradigm Medical Industries Inc. (OTCBB: PDMI), ChinaTel Group Inc. (OTCBB: CHTL) and CAPE Systems Group Inc. (OTC: CYSG).
MUSCLE FLEX INCORPORATED (OTC: MFLI)
"Up 15.91% on Tuesday"
Muscle Flex Inc. brings new products to market using direct response TV infomercials specializing in the health, fitness, wellness and hygiene sectors. As well, Muscle Flex Inc. develops and creates general television content for network and cable television distribution. Muscle Flex's corporate strategy is to develop new and innovative products for sale and distribution via its proprietary direct response marketing system and the creation of television media and shows for general network and cable broadcast.
February 9 - Muscle Flex and its Partners, TLK Fusion & Wesley Morris Entertainment, Confirm Discussions Underway with a Number of Hollywood Celebrities for The Complete Package, Reality Television Show
Muscle Flex Inc. (OTC: MFLI) (www.MuscleFlex.com) confirmed that, along with its partners TLK Fusion (www.TLKFusion.com) and Wesley Morris Entertainment (www.WesleyMorris.com), discussions were underway with a number of Hollywood celebrities to appear in The Complete Package Pilot and opening episode scheduled for shooting on February 27 and 28 at HD Vision Broadcast Center in Studio City, CA. Muscle Flex shall provide specific names and roles of the celebrities upon their final confirmation.
“We have had detailed discussions with a number of celebrities that fit the roles and capacities that we are looking for in The Complete Package Pilot and opening episode,” commented Danny Alex, CEO of Muscle Flex. “The response has been incredible in that everyone that has been approached has been excited at the prospects of being involved in The Complete Package, in search of Miss Muscle Flex.”
The Complete Package Reality Television Show
The Complete Package, a new reality television show, merges Victoria’s Secret style and attitude with The Apprentice business savvy. The Complete Package was created by Danny Alex, CEO of Muscle Flex, Inc., the health, fitness and lifestyle company best recognized for its exclusively female, sassy VATA Sports Collection (www.MuscleFlexVATA.com). The chosen winner of the show will be named the season’s official Miss Muscle Flex representative.
Thousands of women in all shapes and sizes are expected to participate for a chance at winning the title. The winner will be selected on the following criteria: Beauty, Business Smarts, Fitness, Fashion Sense, Intellect, Sex Appeal, Confidence, Spirit and Heart. The judging line-up will feature Danny Alex with his fellow celebrity judges.
Danny Alex states: “Who is ‘The Complete Package’? This show will redefine what sexy is in America… and we are looking for all of it!”
“The Complete Package” is searching for the new face and image of Muscle Flex for one season. What will the winning contestant receive? The whole Hollywood experience! A contract representing Muscle Flex in advertising, red carpets and other public appearances, photo shoots, special promotions, corporate events as well as giving their smarts in the boardroom.
The 10-episode series will incorporate all of the drama, humor and the unexpected that comes when women compete. How does a beautiful woman get prepared for the opportunity of a lifetime? What decisions go into make-up, hair, wardrobe, and attitude to standout from the rest? What interaction takes place when they’re living with the competition? Who’s their friend and who’s their enemy?
This is a 24/7 competition never out of the eye of the camera. Special features in the show will include fashion couture on-a-budget, a swimsuit contest, perseverance, endurance, fitness, sales and business acumen, public appearances, and getting real in the ‘must see and hear’ Truth Booth. Each week one contestant will be eliminated until only one winner stands in the spotlight.
The audience will also get to follow Danny’s day-to-day business operations, the building of his brand and the interaction between his Muscle Flex staff and the contestants in a Beverly Hills, 90210 setting.
And that's just season one! Which contestant will demonstrate the best staying power? Stay tuned!
“The Complete Package” is co-executive produced by Bill Garnet and Jacque Lueth (both with Wesley Morris Entertainment, Inc., responsible for such shows as “Battle of the Network Stars,” “The Superstars”). Also joining the team as co-executive producers are Alex and his marketing partners, Ken Collis and Tracy Keyser of TLK Fusion Entertainment, Inc.
In a joint statement from the co-executive production team, "We are extremely excited about producing a show that empowers women. Our goal for ‘The Complete Package’ is to bring an edge with a taste of style to reality television."
POP N GO INCORPORATED (OTC: POPN)
"Up 88.10% on Tuesday"
Pop N Go produces a unique hot air popcorn machine, capable of delivering single servings of fresh hot popcorn, which meets the demands of today's market. The company's self-contained equipment produces fresh popcorn for each customer while allowing the customer to watch the entire popping process. Pop N Go's machine is sized to fit almost anywhere (2'x2'), and can be used as a stand-alone vending machine or in a manual mode for traditional foodservice applications.
February 9 - Mega Stock Picks Initiates POP N GO Coverage
Pop N Go, Inc. (OTC: POPN) announced that Mega Stock Picks (www.megastockpicks.com), a reputable internet-based free subscriber newsletter, has initiated coverage on Pop N Go.
Widely known for its successful stock alerts which focus mainly on Big Board securities, Mega Stock Picks has issued a strong buy alert for POPN with a 6 month price target of .05. Mega Stock Picks has given POPN its strongest buy recommendation.
Pop N Go's patented "watch it pop" fresh popcorn on demand technology provides the ideal way to offer America's favorite snack as a healthy and value-driven snack opportunity.
"We are pleased that Mega Stock Picks has recognized the upside value in Pop N Go's product offerings and has chosen POPN as its special buy alert opportunity," said Mel Wyman, Pop N Go's CEO.
NANOBAC PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED (OTC: NNBP)
"Up 62.50% on Tuesday"
Nanobac Pharmaceuticals Inc., a bio-lifescience company, engages in the discovery and development of products and services to improve human health through the detection and treatment of calcifying nanoparticles (CNPs). It manufactures and markets in vitro diagnostic (IVD) kits, such as assays, antibodies, and reagents for detecting CNPs. The company’s diagnostic assays comprise NANO-CAPTURE and NANO-SERO. Additionally, it conducts research and clinical studies in the development of urological diseases, including chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, kidney stones, and polycystic kidney diseases, as well as cardiovascular diseases.
April 23 -
Nanobac Pharmaceuticals Merger Partner, Eureka Genomics, and Glycos Biotechnologies Work Together to Sequence Proprietary Bacterium to Support Emerging Biorefinery Industry Bacterium Designed to Convert Both Cellulosic Sugars to Advanced Ethanol and Biochemicals
Nanobac Pharmaceuticals (OTC: NNBP) merger partner Eureka Genomics, a leader in analysis of next generation genomic sequencing data and Glycos Biotechnologies, Inc. (GlycosBio), a pioneer in metabolic engineering, announced today the sequencing of the genome of a proprietary bacterium that will support the growth of the emerging biorefinery industry. The new bacterial strain plays an important role in GlycosBio's efforts to commercialize microbial strains to produce a variety of high-margin biochemicals from a diverse set of feedstocks and co-product streams that are traditionally considered waste or low value.
Ever since ethanol replaced MTBE, a gallon of gasoline couldn't be sold without being blended with ethanol. As a result the U.S. ethanol producers became a critical and mandatory component to the entire gasoline value chain. Unfortunately, the U.S. ethanol industry is experiencing an industry-wide financial crisis, largely due to the industry's lack of financial stability and product diversity against price volatilities in corn, natural gas and petroleum. By providing microbial strains that can convert co-products from ethanol production into higher value chemicals, GlycosBio's technology platform will increase the economic stability of the ethanol industry by enabling a sustainable biorefinery. GlycosBio's proprietary bacterial strain will further aid the industry by accelerating the development of technology to convert cellulosic biomass to ethanol or valuable biochemicals.
"We are very impressed with the assembly that Eureka Genomics was able to generate for us," said Dr. Paul Campbell, chief science officer of Glycos Biotechnologies. "This work effort will accelerate our strain development as we move towards commercialization efforts around converting cellulosic biomass for the emerging cellulosic ethanol industry. The genomic sequence data provided by Eureka Genomics were very easy to use. We wanted to look at new genes and could not have done this without them."
"We were very glad to be able to work with GlycosBio on this project," said Dr. Yuriy Fofanov, chief technology officer of Eureka Genomics. "There is significant opportunity inside the GlycosBio lab to identify, modify and create unique microbial strains that will continue to prove beneficial to the biorefinery industry when commercialized. We believe that Eureka Genomics' Next Generation Bioinformatics Service and Tools will open the bottleneck that currently occurs between next generation sequencing data and the analysis of that data. This is definitely an exciting time."
Eureka Genomics' proprietary algorithms and data structures allow the company to seamlessly and efficiently process next-generation sequencing data. In addition to providing GlycosBio with the gene analysis that will help transform agricultural waste material into a high-value cellulosic feedstock for biorefineries, Eureka Genomics is helping the biopharmaceutical industry, academe, and the U.S. government redefine what is possible in genetic, biological, and biomedical research through its powerful Next Generation Bioinformatics platform.
Eureka Genomics' pipeline includes analysis for a wide variety of applications including mapping, analysis of genetic variations, design of probes and primers, methylation analysis, as well as discovery of the non-host nucleic acids with complex diseases or present in samples suspected of carrying an unknown microorganisms.
ABOUT EUREKA GENOMICS
Eureka Genomics is a privately held company that has commercialized a proprietary Next Generation DNA sequencing data analysis platform to enable the discovery and development of next-generation diagnostics, therapeutics, vaccines, and clean tech products such as bioenergy feed-stocks.
Eureka has announced its intention to merge with Nanobac Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NNBP). The Merger Agreement is subject to significant contingencies, including (1) conversion of substantially all of Nanobac's debt to equity, by its securities holders, (2) Nanobac raising $2.35 million of new equity, (3) Nanobac providing to Eureka its audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2008 and unaudited financial statements through at least March 31,2009, satisfactory to Eureka's management, (4) Nanobac bringing all of its SEC filings current, and (5) other customary closing requirements.
ABOUT GLYCOS BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Glycos Biotechnologies, Inc. (GlycosBio) partners with ethanol producers, biodiesel producers, chemical companies, biorefineries and supporting manufacturing organizations to convert low value co-product streams, such as glycerin, that are readily available in the existing fuels and chemical infrastructure. The GlycosBio microorganisms are also commercially compatible with a wide range of carbon sources, including cellulosic biomass, thin stillage from ethanol production, algae, and other renewable feedstocks that traditionally have a nominal financial benefit to producers.
PARADIGM MEDICAL INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED (OTCBB: PDMI)
"Up 38.46% on Tuesday"
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Paradigm Medical Industries, Inc. is a medical device company that develops, manufactures and distributes ophthalmic diagnostic instruments and related products for early glaucoma detection and other eye disorders. Paradigm has the only patented technology utilizing photon laser for cataract removal. The Company is poised to capture a niche market within the glaucoma and ultrasound microscopy fields. Paradigm Medical Industries markets its products to ophthalmologists, optometrists, universities, and clinics throughout the United States, as well as internationally.
December 15 -
Paradigm Medical Announces the Introduction of the Paravue 300 and Surveyor 500 at 2009 American Academy of Ophthalmology in San Francisco
Paradigm Medical Industries, Inc. (OTCBB: PDMI) announced that it introduced two new products at the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting in San Francisco from October 24-27, 2009. The new products consisted of the Paravue 300, a corneal topographer, and the Surveyor 500, a fully capable corneal topographer with a Scheimpflug technology rotating camera for the measurement of interior ocular structures in the anterior segment.
These are the first two products Paradigm is introducing from its Italian partner, Costruzione Strumenti Oftalmici (C.S.O.), with additional products scheduled for 2010. The Paravue 300 and Surveyor 500 fill a gap created by an earlier decision to discontinue manufacturing the CT 200 (corneal topographer), which was outdated.
"The AAO attendees response to the Paravue 300 and Surveyor 500 was very impressive and will serve as a springboard for Paradigm to continue to develop, locate and introduce new and innovative products to the ophthalmic marketplace," said Stephen Davis, Paradigm President and CEO.
Paradigm Medical also announced the relocation of its corporate office to 4273 South 590 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84123. All phone numbers will remain the same. "This move will provide Paradigm with a more suitable facility that meets its current manufacturing and operational needs and reduces its overhead cost," said Mr. Davis.
CHINATEL GROUP INCORPORATED (OTCBB: CHTL)
"Up 23.01% on Tuesday"
China Tel Group, Inc. (ChinaTel), through its controlled subsidiaries, provides fixed line telephone, conventional long distance, high speed wireless broadband and telecommunications infrastructure engineering and construction services. ChinaTel is presently building, deploying and operating wireless broadband telecommunications networks in Asia and South America: (I) a 3.5GHz wireless broadband telecommunications network in 29 cities across the People’s Republic of China (PRC) with and for CECT-Chinacomm Communications Co., Ltd., a PRC company that holds a license to build the high speed wireless broadband telecommunications network throughout the PRC; and (II) a 2.5GHz wireless broadband telecommunications network in cities across Peru with and for Perusat, S.A., a Peruvian company that holds a license to build a high speed wireless broadband telecommunications network throughout Peru. ChinaTel’s vision remains clear: (i) to acquire, build, deploy and operate high speed wireless broadband telecommunications networks in key markets throughout the world; (ii) to deliver a new world of wireless communications applications; and (iii) to invest in building long-lasting relationships with customers and partners to lead the broadband industry in customer service and responsiveness. ChinaTel’s strategy is to build leading-edge IP-leveraged solutions advanced by its worldwide infrastructure and leadership in emerging markets.
February 9 -
ChinaTel Closes US$640 Million in Equity Investments at $3 Per Share
ChinaTel Group, Inc. (OTCBB: CHTL) (ChinaTel), a leader in high speed wireless broadband and telecommunications infrastructure engineering and construction services, today announced it has signed and received the first combined installments of two stock purchase agreements calling for a total investment of $640 million into the company. The combined investment represents 48% of the total outstanding shares, valuing ChinaTel in excess of $1.33 billion.
The investors have each made initial payments called for under their respective contracts. By March 1, 2010, ChinaTel will have received $241 million, and the balance of $399 million by June 1, 2010. Proceeds from the contracts will primarily be used to expand and deploy wireless broadband networks worldwide in addition to repaying existing financing notes. Full details of the transactions are available on Form 8-K filed with SEC at www.sec.gov.
ChinaTel's CEO, George Alvarez, stated, "With this infusion of capital, we can pursue our global expansion plans, and accelerate the deployment of the Chinacomm network in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). We expect to complete build-out of the first twelve PRC cities by June, 2011. When completed, the Chinacomm network will be one of the largest wireless broadband networks in the world."
The investment partners are Excel Era Limited (Excel), a Hong Kong-based investment group, and Isaac Organization, Inc. (Isaac), a Canadian-based investor. Excel is investing $480 million and acquiring approximately 159.6 million new shares of ChinaTel's series A common stock to be issued, which represents 36% of total shares issued and outstanding as of the closing date. Isaac is investing $160 million and acquiring approximately 53.2 million newly issued shares, which represents 12% of the total outstanding shares. The price per share for both transactions is $3.0075.
ChinaTel's President, Colin Tay remarked: "We have worked very hard to execute transactions beneficial to both our shareholders and our new institutional investors. We selected these investment partners because they provide unique alliances that will facilitate ChinaTel's ability to penetrate additional markets globally."
Isaac Organization has previously served as a strategic advisor to ChinaTel in addition to developing and managing a portfolio of assets valued in excess of $5 billion, including significant interests in Asia. "We have been involved with ChinaTel in an advisory capacity and are very pleased to take a larger role with the Company. Being very familiar with the ChinaTel story, Isaac Organization seized the opportunity to invest in the next generation of a high-demand technology to meet the needs of rapidly emerging markets," said Tony Isaac, CEO of Isaac Organization. "The timing was right for this investment, and we look forward to our increased role with and the future of ChinaTel."
In conjunction with the financing, ChinaTel is appointing Tony Isaac and Charles Wang to its board, expanding the number of company directors from four to six. Mr. Wang is CEO of Excel, which has a strategic presence in numerous markets, including India, Argentina, Peru and Brazil.
"Being asked to join the board of ChinaTel is a great honor. I look forward to working closely with the management team and bringing my relevant technology management and public company board experience to ChinaTel," said Charles Wang.
ABOUT EXCEL ERA LIMITED
Excel provides creative financial solutions and funding for private projects, humanitarian projects and individual clients in niche investment banking and financial service environments. With over $200 billion under management, our range of services includes (a) asset management, and (b) project financing. Our specialty is providing multi-dimensional financing solutions for our clients by viewing the total picture of the client's goals, assessing not only financial requirements, but the aggregate of needs in relation to opportunities, helping each client determine what can be done to enhance the utilization of their assets. The range of services described above is not offered to the public, but only upon specific request by qualified and sophisticated investors.
ABOUT ISAAC ORGANIZATION
Isaac is a leading global private investment firm with approximately $5 billion worth of projects under management across a family of funds. Isaac invests in companies across a broad range of geographies, including the United States, Canada, China, Taiwan, and South Korea. Guided by a thorough approach to due diligence execution, research and market analysis, Isaac Organization has found one financial truth to be inviolate: growth and real wealth happens over time and scrupulous due diligence. Isaac's various funds invest in commercial real estate buildings leased by several agencies of the United States federal government, as well as by hospitals and medical clinics, and other industries including technology, telecommunications and entertainment companies. Isaac is also involved in urban development projects in Asia. In recent months the company has closed transactions valued at approximately $346 million.
CAPE SYSTEMS GROUP INCORPORATED (OTC: CYSG)
"Up 28.57% on Tuesday"
CAPE Systems is an international provider of supply chain management technologies. CAPE Systems offers a comprehensive range of software systems and tools, from packaging and pallet optimization software, RFID asset tracking, to integrated warehouse and inventory management solutions, pick-to-light systems, and transportation management systems for enterprise wide and collaborative supply chain optimization.
February 9 -
Regis Corporation Implements Transportation Management System From CAPE Systems
CAPE Systems Group, Inc. (OTC: CYSG), a leading provider of supply chain optimization technologies, announced that it has implemented a Transportation Management System (TMS) for Regis Corporation, the global leader in the hair care industry.
Bruce McMahon, Vice President of Logistics for Regis Corporation, commented, "We are extremely pleased with the transportation management system provided by CAPE. There were a number of complex requirements that CAPE was able to deliver on time according to our expectations. The new system provides us with immediate savings on our shipping costs."
Dave Sasson, COO and CTO of CAPE, commented, "We are extremely pleased that Regis Corporation selected CAPE to help solve their complex transportation system requirements and to help reduce their shipping costs."
ABOUT REGIS CORPORATION
Regis Corporation (NYSE: RGS) is the beauty industry's global leader in beauty salons, hair restoration centers and cosmetology education. As of December 31, 2009, the Company owned, franchised or held ownership interests in 12,800 worldwide locations. Regis' corporate and franchised locations operate under concepts such as Supercuts, Sassoon Salon, Regis Salons, MasterCuts, SmartStyle, Cost Cutters, Cool Cuts 4 Kids and Hair Club for Men and Women. In addition, Regis maintains an ownership interest in Provalliance, which operates salons primarily in Europe, under the brands of Jean Louis David, Franck Provost and Saint Algue. Regis also maintains ownership interests in Empire Education Group in the U.S. and the MY Style concepts in Japan. System-wide, these and other concepts are located in the U.S. and in over 30 other countries in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.