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  • Medical Stocks Heat Up

    AS MEDICAL DEVICE COMPANIES CONTINUE TO DOMINATE SOME INVESTORS PORTFOLIOS A NEW PLAYER HAS EMERGED TO TAKE CENTER STAGE

    Miraculins Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MOM), a medical diagnostic company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing diagnostic tests and risk assessment technologies for unmet clinical needs, announces the launch of a new Canadian web site for its PreVu® Non-Invasive Skin Cholesterol Point of Care (POC) Test at prevu.com.

    The new web site has been designed to provide comprehensive information on the science of skin cholesterol, and the PreVu technology designed to measure this new biomarker for risk of coronary artery disease (NYSEARCA:CAD). The site has been divided into two separate information areas; a comprehensive scientific and medical section for Healthcare Professionals and a general overview section for Public/Consumers who may be candidates for the PreVu POC Test.

    "The launch of this new web site represents a significant step in the introduction of the PreVu POC Test to both the Canadian medical community and the general public at large," said Paul Moreau, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Miraculins Inc.

    "For the first time since we acquired PreVu, we will have a centralized online platform where stakeholders will have ongoing access to product information and clinical data, and where we can continuously showcase the technology in a consistent manner."

    The new PreVu web site includes:

    -- extensive presentations of clinical data covering the research and studies that have established the strong association between elevated skin cholesterol levels and coronary artery disease, as measured by treadmill stress testing, coronary angiography, coronary calcium, carotid artery thickening and carotid artery plaque; -- detailed technical information about the PreVu POC Test and technology components, including the PreVu Handheld Spectrophotometer and the PreVu Test Reagent Kit; -- comprehensive step-by-step walk-throughs of how the PreVu POC Test is conducted, including video presentations; -- a specialized self-study and proficiency qualification system for PreVu Test Operators across the country, facilitating streamlined clinical training; and -- clear directions for PreVu product ordering and accessing PreVu Customer Service and Support.

    The new web site has been specifically designed for the English Canadian marketplace, with a mirror site in the French language currently under development. Similarly, web sites for additional markets such as the U.S. and European Union are under development and will reflect differences in language and presentation, given that indications for use vary across regulatory jurisdictions.

    About the PreVu Non-Invasive Skin Cholesterol Test

    Skin cholesterol is the cholesterol that has been deposited and diffused into tissue, as opposed to freely circulating in the bloodstream, and has been shown in clinical trials to be strongly associated with significant CAD as measured by treadmill stress testing, coronary angiography, coronary calcium, carotid artery thickening and carotid artery plaque. The PreVu POC Test is completely painless, non-invasive, involves no blood draw or needles, requires no overnight fasting and involves no handling of potentially hazardous biomaterials. It has been developed to provide new and additive information about CAD risk that is independent of traditional risk factors, such as blood cholesterol, to help physicians more effectively assess their patients' risk. The test is conducted on the palm of the hand in less than 5 minutes with results being immediately available.

    About Miraculins Inc.

    Miraculins is a medical diagnostic development company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing non-invasive tests for unmet clinical needs. The Company's business model is centered on acquiring, developing and commercializing diagnostic tests and risk assessment technologies in areas where there are unmet clinical needs. Once Miraculins has acquired or advanced its technology through the development stages, the Company leverages partnerships with large diagnostic companies, reference laboratories and distribution partners for final commercialization and marketing of its technologies. Of greatest interest to the Company, are diagnostic and risk assessment technologies after the completion of discovery stage research and biomarker identification, thereby requiring additional expertise and resources for development into commercialized assays. A significant number of promising diagnostic opportunities remain un-commercialized because of the sizable gap between the discovery stage, when research institutions are typically involved, and the commercialization stage, when the larger commercial enterprises become interested. Miraculins has direct experience in bridging this gap. The Company's Management team and Board of Directors have a valuable mix of industry, business development, operations, fund raising and scientific/corporate development experience.

    CONTENT POSTED ON THIS BLOG DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A BUY OR SELL RECOMMENDATION. MANY OF THE COMPANIES PROFILED HERE I AM NOT INVESTED IN AND DO NOT INTEND TO INVEST IN. THESE ARE MERELY MY THOUGHTS ON MARKET CONDITIONS AND STOCK VALUATIONS. INVESTING IN THE STOCK MARKET CAN BE VERY RISKY AND YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT AN INVESTMENT PROFESSIONAL BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISIONS. ULTIMATELY YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONDUCTING YOUR OWN DUE DILIGENCE AND PROTECTING YOUR MONEY.

    Aug 04 3:40 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Gold Rush

     

    The Guyana Gold Rush

     

    The Omai district was considered one of the largest in Latin America. Cambior reported production of about 3.7 million ounces  including the Fenell pit with 2.37 million ounces with an average grade of 1.5 g/t to a depth of 250 meters. The peak annual production was 354,000 ounces

     

    When I arrived in Georgetown, Guyana I was not sure what to expect. It has the same feel of the Caribbean Islands but you don't see the modern influence of investment in tourism that is seen in some other countries.The people are very happy to deal with foreign investors and they can see that the true strength and future for Guyana is through these relationships.

     

    I spent the first day meeting with the team from Mahdia Gold Corp and some of the local political figures including the Attorney General and the head of the opposition party. Its great to see how they are available to speak on issues regarding the opening of the Omai Mine. I can honestly say that all of the people I spoke with were 100% behind the opening of the mine, The jobs it will create will affect the communities surrounding the mine. I took a small plane and visited the town of Mahdia and could see how a major mining operation could indeed change the landscape of the region in a positive way. Although the roadways were in need of repair there was no lack of new 4x4 trucks throughout the town from small miners who either work along the river bank or had used sluice boxes near the Omai pits. It felt like a town in the midst of a gold rush.

    The Omai Mine is in the heart of the Guyana Gold Shield so its not hard to see gold operations peppered along key areas with access for locals. A small sluice operation can yield a couple of ounces a day for one or two workers to share in. I even heard a group of six men dug a trench on a hill side near the Omai camp and with an 8 inch hose they washed the loose soil down to a group near the base who then filtered out 100 ounces over 5-7 days.

     

    On day three in Guyana I jumped on a small plane with some Mahdia Gold Corp crew who were flying in for an event on the site. We were followed in by local officials, Mahdia Gold executives and some well know  people in the game of high finance. I did not get a chance to ask them to sign-off for using their names in the article so it may be best to leave it at that. I can say that a quick Google of some of the players on the ground at the Omai would impress you.

     

    We arrived and toured all of the grounds and buildings and I found most were in great shape. A couple of windows were broken on some of the housing units but with little effort these could easily be used. When you stand on the edge of the pits that are now full of water you get a feel for the size of the operation and what still lies in waiting for the crew to discover. While driving around the site we climbed onto a massive hillside that was actually ore taken out of the pits and stockpiled. There could be upwards of 40-50 million tons of it just sitting there. This was the site where Alan Zaakir and David Bending decided to have the ribbon cutting. There was no brass band and fanfare but to the group of approximately 20 standing there we knew we were part of a historical event at that moment.

     

    But the company only has a current market cap of approximately $30 million. This is where the disconnect comes in as far as the price of gold and those who have it. Even if we looked at a bottom end of $50 an ounce in the ground then its a steal IMHO.  Usually someone valued at $50 is not in possession of $100 million in infrastructure to get that gold out. The guys at $50 have a bunch of holes and an estimate but zero infrastructure it seems.

     

    This will no doubt be a series of articles that captures the progress on site as well as the ongoing work at other Mahdia Gold Corp projects. The company wants to create value and finance in stages on an as needed basis so that they don't dilute the float at lower levels. There is a good game plan here and I think more people will find out as this moves forward. You can definitely feel the excitement not only at the mine site but in the towns and even the capital. One Mahdia employee told me he has had thousands of job applications as people are anxious to work on the site and provide a better life for their family.

     

    The company plans on executing a safe and environment friendly approach to the methods used to extract the gold and the storage of any waste. I couldn't help but get wrapped up in the excitement and the strong work ethics by the team and the geologist leading the whole thing. David Bending is truly living the dream. He wants to be the one to find that next elephant district and if Mahdia Gold Corp expands into the jungle along the the same trend this could be just a start.

     

    The Mahdia team is currently reviewing 62,000 meter of of drilling through the project archives. There could be an opportunity to further expand the current 7282 acre Omai Prospecting License.Three key areas are Wenot West, Wenot Deep and the Fenell Deep targets. Approximately 5 kms of the Wenot trend are unexplored but could represent a high quality opportunity.

     

    Working with AMEC the team is proceeding with  a 10,000 meter diamond drill program using three drilling rigs starting in January of 2012. A detailed powerpoint presentation will be on the Mahdia Gold web site and its well worth the time to go over the details and the plan moving forward. The possibilities have been identified by the team and looking at the current global gold prices Mahdia Gold corp may kick start a modern day gold rush in the country of Guyana. I suspect we will see companies flock to the area so they can stake a claim close to the highly anticipated Omai Mine.

     

     

     

     

    Disclosure: I hold shares in Mahdia Gold Corp, MGD on the CNSX. I may add to my position or sell my position in the future according to my investment needs. This company may not fit your risk level and you should always consult an investment professional before making any decisions to invest money in stocks.

     

    This article should not been seen as an endorsement to buy or sell shares in Mahdia Gold Corp and the use of this blog is dictated by certain conditions as listed on the Traders Digest site. All comments are the opinions of the writer who is not a broker or investment professional as defined by the stock exchanges in the USA or Canada. I was not compensated for writing this article on Mahdia Gold Corp.

    Jan 22 12:00 PM | Link | Comment!
  • WHAT I WILL BE WATCHING IN 2012

     

    WHAT I WILL BE WATCHING IN  2012 

     

     

    Anything can happen in these volatile markets as we have seen so always do your own due diligence on any investment.


    You may find that none of the mentioned stocks fit into your style of investing and you would not be alone. With so many companies to choose from its necessary to do your home work and find the best fit.

     

    Here they are in no particular order of preference:

     

    Verisante Technology, Inc. - V.VRS:CDX


    Verisante Technology, Inc. focuses in the commercialization of systems for the early detection of cancer. The Company’s initial focus is skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. The Company has licensed a technology developed by the BC Cancer Agency for in vivo, real-time, non-invasive skin measurements. This platform technology may also be applied to early detection systems for other types of cancer, including lung, GI, colorectal, and cervical cancers. Verisante’s skin cancer detection device is a multimodality imaging and spectroscopy system designed to aid in the early detection of skin cancer. This system uses a technology to scan lesions and provides instant, real-time results. This system will help to automate the process of skin cancer diagnosis.

     

     

    Mahdia Gold Corp. - C.MGD:CNQ


    Mahdia Gold Corp has officially acquired the renowned Omai gold property. The Omai concession covers highly valuable ground and is divided into different pits: the Fennell pit, the Wenot pit and possible additional deposits according to reports and data collected during the previous operation of the mine.

     

     

    ProSep Inc. - T.PRP:TSX

    ProSep Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and commercializes process solutions to treat, separate and purify oil, gas, and water for the oil and gas upstream industry. ProSep has a range of conventional process equipment sold in units or in packages to oil and gas producers and engineering procurement and construction firms (EPC) with or without process warranties. ProSep operates worldwide in important oil and gas service hubs with operations in Houston (NYSE:USA), Bergen (Norway), Fusa (Norway), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), and Manama (Bahrain). 

     

    Cap-Ex Ventures Ltd. - V.CEV:CDX


    Cap-Ex Ventures Ltd. (Cap-Ex) is a Canada-based company. The Company is engaged in the acquiring, exploring and developing interests in mining projects. On March 22, 2010, the Company entered into an option agreement with Canarc Resource Corp. to acquire a 50% interest in the Tay-LP Property within the Tintina Gold Belt in the Yukon Territory. The Company was formerly a capital pool company. On August 13, 2010, the Company acquired TAY-LP Property. The Tay-LP property is located within the Tintina Gold Belt approximately 75 kilometers south of the town of Ross River in the Yukon Territory. The property consists of 413 claims covering a 20 kilometers long by four kilometers wide belt of gold prospects. In October 2010, the Company completed a 470 kilometers, helicopter-borne, VTEM geophysical survey over the Tay-LP gold property in the Yukon Territory.

     

    SYNCHRONICA PLC

    Synchronica plc is a leading developer of standards-based, next-generation mobile messaging solutions for mobile operators and device manufacturers. The Company's flagship product - Synchronica Mobile Gateway - provides pre-RCS push email, synchronisation, instant messaging (NYSE:IM), and social networking services to any mobile phone currently in use. Synchronica's patented transcoding technology uses advanced streaming to download email attachments and dramatically reduces the consumption of wholesale network bandwidth by as much as 90 percent.

    Synchronica's white-labelled products are licensed by more than 90 mobile operators and eight device manufacturers from emerging and developed markets, delivering mass market messaging services across the entire customer base, providing competitive advantage, diversifying revenues, and reducing churn.

    Synchronica is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has a regional presence in Canada, as well as the USA, Hong Kong, Spain, and Dubai. Synchronica also operates dedicated development centres in Germany and the Philippines. A public company, Synchronica is traded on the AIM list of the London Stock Exchange (NASDAQ:SYNC) and the Venture Exchange of the Toronto Stock Exchange (NYSEMKT:SYN). For further information, please visit synchronica.com

     

    Animas Resources Ltd. - V.ANI

     

    Animas Resources Ltd. is an exploration-stage C.ompany. It is engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. It owns a portion of Santa Gertrudis gold deposit in Mexico, while being an operator of two earn-in joint-venture gold properties in Nevada, United States of America. The Santa Gertrudis Property (SG Property) is part of the Santa Teresa Mining District in the Cucurpe Municipality of the northern Mexican state of Sonora. It is located 180 kilometers north of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Its Ariel Copper Property concessions are located approximately 44 kilometers east-southeast of the town of Nacozari, Sonora, and are also southeast of the La Caridad copper mine and within the productive Cananea Larimide porphyry copper trend in Sonora Mexico. The Golden Arrow gold property is located in the Nevada high desert. The Golden Arrow gold property is located in the Nevada high desert, approximately 40 miles (60 kilometers) east of Tonopah, Nye County

    Cadan Resources Corporation - V.CXD 

    Cadan Resources Corporation is a mineral company engaged in the exploration and development of precious and base metal projects  (gold-silver-copper) with a high quality portfolio of mineral assets, located in Philippine Island of Mindanao, long recognized as one of the country’s most mineralized areas. Its corporate objective is to advance the exploration of each project where it can be developed economically, either by itself, or , in a development joint venture.

    Our strategic objective is cost efficient production from our T’Boli high-grade gold-silver mine and organic growth through the development of our Batoto-Tarale gold-rich stockwork systems and our Comval porphyry and porphyry skarn copper-gold deposits 

     

     

    Eacom Timber Corporation - V.ETR

    EACOM Timber Corporation is a TSX-V listed company. The business activities of EACOM consist of the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of lumber, wood chips and wood-based value-added products, and the management of forest resources. EACOM owns eight sawmills, all located in Eastern Canada, and related tenures. The mills are Timmins, Nairn Centre, Gogama, Elk Lake and Ear Falls in Ontario, and Val-d'Or, Ste-Marie and Matagami in Quebec. The mills in Ear Falls, Ontario, and Ste-Marie, Quebec, are currently idled. EACOM also owns a remanufacturing facility in Val-d'Or, Quebec, and a 50% interest in an "I" joist plant in Sault Ste-Marie, Ontario.

    Mint Technology Corp. - V.MIT:CDX

     

    Mint Technology Corp. (Mint) is a Canada-based company engaged in providing prepaid financial products and services worldwide. It is engaged in the provision of prepaid debit and payroll cards, loyalty and alternative payment solutions. It manages the issuance, administration, customer support, payment processing and set-up, sponsorship and reporting of the cards and related activities. Mint's products and services include Mint program management, alternative credit to payroll, general purpose and travel. In July 2010, it formed and incorporated Mint Middle East LLC (Mint Middle East). On September 8, 2009, the Company acquired 60% of the net assets and business of Waseela Equity LLC (Waseela), which is a United Arab Emirates payment services company. In January 2010, Mint disposed of three of its subsidiaries. In July 2011, the Company acquired the card portfolio of Payroll Card Services provider, Workers Equity BSC. In October 2011, it formed a subsidiary called Mint Money (M-Money).

    Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc. - T.TLN:TSX

     

    About Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc.Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX: TLN) is a biotechnology company developing pharmaceutical products in the areas of infectious disease and oncology. The Company's clinical programs include Shigamabs® and TLN-4601, a novel anti-cancer therapy. Shigamabs® is a dual antibody product being evaluated in a Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacterial infections. Additional information about Thallion can be obtained at www.thallion.com.

     

    WILD CARD PICKS-

     

    Gold Port Resources Ltd. - V.GPO:CDX

    Royal Coal Corp. - V.RDA:CDX

    PharmaGap Inc. - V.GAP:CDX 

    Fireswirl Technologies Inc. - V.FSW:CDX

    Kane Biotech Inc. - V.KNE

    biOasis Technologies Inc. - V.BTI

     

     

     

    CONTENT POSTED ON THIS BLOG DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A BUY OR SELL RECOMMENDATION. MANY OF THE COMPANIES PROFILED HERE I AM NOT INVESTED IN AND DO NOT INTEND TO INVEST IN. THESE ARE MERELY MY THOUGHTS ON MARKET CONDITIONS AND STOCK VALUATIONS. INVESTING IN THE STOCK MARKET CAN BE VERY RISKY AND YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT AN INVESTMENT PROFESSIONAL BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISIONS. ULTIMATELY YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONDUCTING YOUR OWN DUE DILIGENCE AND PROTECTING YOUR MONEY.

     


    Dec 15 6:38 PM | Link | Comment!
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