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  • Advanced Cell Technology Is Scaling Up Its Blood Program [View article]
    Bio

    Actually, you already linked to a source showing government interest in platelets near the end of your article. So I apologize for that. Here is the link again:

    http://1.usa.gov/1wDB8O5

    So the government is interested in preserved platelets. One more piece of evidence necessary to link ACTC. Still, we need to continue our investigation in order to finish the process.
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    So the relevant question is how many other companies have this type of platelet ready for testing by the government study provided in your article, and relinked in my comment here?
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    (Again, really sorry for that confusion. I hope this clears up my own thinking also. You have done some good research.)
    Oct 29 01:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Advanced Cell Technology Interim Results And Shelf Offerings [View article]
    Esek

    That was a bad link, really. Here is the primary source from DARPA on blood research:
    http://bit.ly/1FQq7OF

    Here is the current document showing the US Army is giving the testing of platelets to a specific company:
    http://1.usa.gov/1wDB8O5

    Yeah, so sorry for the incomplete info. The current test is for "platelets" and not blood in general.

    "the Government intends to issue a contract to Fast Track Drugs & Biologics, LLC in Gaithersburg, MD for the requirement entitled "Continuation and Completion of Cryopreserved Platelets (CPP) Clinical Trial Protocol #S-12-04 (CPP1-05)", "Dose Escalation Study Evaluating the Safety of Dimethyl Sulfoxide Cryopreserved Platelets Compared with Liquid Stored Platelets in Patients with Uncontrolled Bleeding not Responding to Standard Platelet Therapy." "
    Oct 29 12:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BioTime: Recent News Hints At Positive Developments [View article]
    Good update on BTX.

    "With over $31 million in recent financing, a robust pipeline and experienced management team, I challenge anyone to find another biotech like this one under $10."

    Advanced Cell Technology going to phase II 2014/2015 for SMD/AMD/MMD. Publication in the Lancet showing both safety and efficacy for Phase I.
    http://bit.ly/1wDvITf

    Platelet Program: http://bit.ly/1wDvITi

    Light years ahead of BTX on AMD/SMD.

    Chief Scientific Officer: Robert Lanza. http://bit.ly/1wDwMXe
    Scientific Advisory Board Charmian: Robert Langer http://bit.ly/YkFYO5
    Oct 29 12:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Advanced Cell Technology Interim Results And Shelf Offerings [View article]
    Esekla

    I have a question: What other companies have platelet programs with the same end goal as ACTC? If there are none, then this development is material:

    "USAMRAA Award to Fast Track Drugs & Biologics The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) intends to issue a contract to Fast Track Drugs & Biologics, LLC in Gaithersburg, MD for the requirement entitled “Continuation and Completion of Cryopreserved Platelets (CPP) Clinical Trial Protocol #S-12-04 (CPP1-05)” dose escalation study evaluating the safety of dimethyl sulfoxide cryopreserved platelets compared with liquid stored platelets in patients with uncontrolled bleeding not responding to standard platelet therapy.
    http://bit.ly/ZXdY9O"

    If the quote is confusing, the way I understand it, the US Army is paying a company to test "cryopreserved" platelets to see if they are indeed the same as "normal" platelets.


    If ACTC is the only company having that technology, then ACTC's platelets are the ones being tested. If ACTC is not the only company with platelets that are "cryopreserved" then we have no idea how it will affect ACTC.
    Oct 28 05:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Advanced Cell Technology Interim Results And Shelf Offerings [View article]
    Is Nov. 12th here yet?
    Oct 28 05:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Cell Technology Is Scaling Up Its Blood Program [View article]
    I have a question: What other companies have platelet programs with the same end goal as ACTC? If there are none, then this development is material:

    "USAMRAA Award to Fast Track Drugs & Biologics The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) intends to issue a contract to Fast Track Drugs & Biologics, LLC in Gaithersburg, MD for the requirement entitled “Continuation and Completion of Cryopreserved Platelets (CPP) Clinical Trial Protocol #S-12-04 (CPP1-05)” dose escalation study evaluating the safety of dimethyl sulfoxide cryopreserved platelets compared with liquid stored platelets in patients with uncontrolled bleeding not responding to standard platelet therapy.
    http://bit.ly/ZXdY9O"

    If the quote is confusing, the way I understand it, the US Army is paying a company to test "cryopreserved" platelets to see if they are indeed the same as "normal" platelets.

    If ACTC is the only company having that technology, then ACTC's platelets are the ones being tested. If ACTC is not the only company with platelets that are "cryopreserved" then we have no idea how it will affect ACTC.
    Oct 28 03:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD's Nvidia Problem [View article]
    mK

    Remember the nVidia 5000 series? They were referred to as vacuum cleaners. Nasty sound. We didn't even upgrade because of therm, preferring to wait for a more silent option.
    Oct 28 02:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia +8.1% premarket on strong results, updated FY outlook [View news story]
    BB

    Absolves Nokia of MS wild shooting of itself in the face, like the MS phone OS that can't even create folders on its own, nor back itself up to your PC. Now people will blame MS, not Nokia.
    Oct 28 01:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Cell Technology Is Scaling Up Its Blood Program [View article]
    Zam

    Don't just say it, prove it.
    Oct 28 01:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Cell Technology Is Scaling Up Its Blood Program [View article]
    "Balls already rolling kid."

    I've heard that so many times on so many different equities.
    Oct 28 01:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Ford's Huge Bet On All New Aluminum Body F150 Pay Off? [View article]
    Gas is still plenty expensive.
    Oct 28 01:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Do Banks Want Our Deposits? Hint: It's Not To Make Loans [View article]
    "The resilience of North Dakota's local banks is largely due to their amicable partnership with the innovative state-owned Bank of North Dakota."

    That's correct. Why more states are not doing this I know not why. It might be that it's perceived as "socialism." If so, it's a good reason to rethink the benefits "socialized" aspects of market economies.
    Oct 28 01:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Cell Technology Is Scaling Up Its Blood Program [View article]
    It's good information, but the author goes further than the evidence by implying that "the government" is interested in ACTC's platelet program.

    We should all look for evidence directly linking ACTC's platelet program to government interest. The DARPA report linked by the author never even mentions platelet research, only "blood" and even the primary source of the author's link does not mention "platelets" specifically. (Again, I'm not saying there isn't a connection, but it remains to be seen that government financing is forthcoming.)

    I'm just not seeing anything here that convinces me that the government is interested in ACTC's platelet program. I see a definitive possibility, but not a definitive probability.

    It's this type of stealth assumption that gets people in trouble when investing. It's called "confirmation bias."
    Oct 28 12:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Cell Technology Is Scaling Up Its Blood Program [View article]
    Scry

    Are you high? lol

    "A treatment that has been slow to develop due to two factors that now have little remaining ability to suppress our path forward - politics/religion. . . ."

    I invite you to read about the National Institute of Health's head of department: http://bit.ly/1tBQ6Ev

    "He eventually came to a conclusion, and became an Evangelical Christian during a hike on a fall afternoon."

    Those hikes. You gotta watch them.

    "In a 1998 interview with Scientific American, Collins stated that he is "intensely uncomfortable with abortion as a solution to anything" and does not "perceive a precise moment at which life begins other than the moment of conception." Same link

    Also, mounting evidence that the senate will turn Republican and the house will lose seats to the same.
    Oct 28 12:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Cell Technology Is Scaling Up Its Blood Program [View article]
    Brook

    As usual, Brook unable or unwilling to offer a valid counter argument.

    My comment is not negative unless you take Paul Wotton's comment negatively.

    He just told you that there would be NO platelet program without government financing--and he didn't mince words. Why would you question such a straight forward and clear comment by the CEO?
    Oct 28 12:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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