Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq:TNGN) announced that it has been engaged in negotiations with a publicly traded company relating to the acquisition of Tengion through a stock-for-stock merger. As a result of the recent increases in the trading price and volume of Tengion's common stock, Tengion's potential acquirer has terminated merger negotiations. As has previously been stated in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Tengion believes it has sufficient cash to fund its operations into April 2011.
Tengion, Inc., a regenerative medicine company, focuses on discovering, developing, manufacturing, and commercializing a range of replacement organs and tissues, or neo-organs and neo-tissues to address unmet medical needs in urologic, renal, gastrointestinal and vascular diseases.
Rare-earth minerals consist of terbium, which is used in flat-panel TVs and high-efficiency fluorescent lamps; and neodymium, key to the permanent magnets in high-efficiency electric motors. Rare-earth materials are not all that unusual. The series of nonferrous metals frequently occurs in the environment. According to Design Chain Associates, the majority of rare-earth materials are as common as copper, and even the rarest, is more common than gold.
Part of the market pressure on rare-earth minerals arises from new demand that green technologies has prompted. Industry, including electric- and hybrid-vehicle motors and wind turbines, requires magnets.
American Video Teleconferencing Corp. (Pink Sheets:AVOT.PK) ("the company") has announced that Wayne Lockhart, BSc. Geology, has joined the company as special geological advisor to AVOT for advancing the company's exploration programs on its newly acquired rare earth property in Quebec. Mr. Lockhart has over 35 years experience in the mining business having worked for Falconbridge and Phelps Dodge in eastern Canada, Anglo American Corp.(DeBeers) in Africa and Benguet Cons. in the Philippines. Mr. Lockhart in addition to being a lecturer at the University of New Brunswick in Geology, has developed programs for the United Nations (UNDP). Mr. Lockhart is an Honorary Director of the Prospector and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), a founding and former member of the Association of Exploration Geochemists and a Member of the Society of Economic Geologists. The company is looking forward to this new relationship with Mr. Lockhart as he will be able to provide the guidance, expertise and leadership that will be needed moving forward, as he has had many years experience working in the province of Quebec.
AVOT has also signed an option agreement to acquire two claim blocks in townships of Mekinac and Lajuene, Province of Quebec. These claim blocks are approximately 3600 acres in total and are located 120 miles east of Montreal P.Q. and 50 miles north of Three Rivers P.Q. They are accessible year round with infrastructure in the immediate vicinity. The claims adjoin a property that had one of the highest readings of Rare Earths in North America. Sampling in the 1950s gave readings of 48% combined Cerium, Lanthanum, Neoymium and Yttrium.
American Video Teleconferencing Corp. (OTCPK:AVOT) is looking for the solution closer to home, Canada.
Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq:NDSN) announced the appointment of Lise W. Duran to the position of General Manager of the company’s Micromedics operation, a leading provider of biomaterial applicators used in a wide variety of medical procedures. Duran joins Micromedics with over 20 years of experience in the medical device industry having held several positions of increasing responsibility at SurModics, Inc., a leading provider of surface modification coating and drug delivery technologies to the healthcare industry. Duran’s comprehensive background includes leadership roles as Vice President of Research, Vice President & General Manager Regenerative Technologies Business Unit, Vice President In Vitro Technologies Business Unit, Vice President of Product Development and Director of Microbiology.
Nordson Corporation manufactures equipment used for precision dispensing, testing and inspection, and surface preparation and curing.
Smoking Effects on the Human Body:
- Nicotine reaches the brain within 10 seconds after smoke is inhaled. It has been found in every part of the body and in breast milk.
- Carbon monoxide binds to hemoglobin in red blood cells, preventing affected cells from carrying a full load of oxygen.
- Cancer-causing agents (carcinogens) in tobacco smoke damage important genes that control the growth of cells, causing them to grow abnormally or to reproduce too rapidly.
- The carcinogen benzo(a)pyrene binds to cells in the airways and major organs of smokers
SFIO is in the business of designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing hi-tech, nicotine and non-nicotine cigarette-like delivery devices which are completely smoke and vapor-free and tobacco-free.
SFIO recently reported through its President and CEO that with some minor fine tuning, SFIO’s shopping cart is now fully operational giving SFIO’s customers the opportunity to purchase the first of our products being offered: Smokers Option, in both Menthol and Cinnamon. The web site itself is undergoing extensive redesign, to include complete product description located in easy to access click through portals. Beginning with Smokers Option presently available, additional products expected to be offered soon include ’smokeless REAL e-cigarettes’ (pronounced ‘Re-Al’) with an inventory of redesigned starter kits scheduled for delivery before the end of March. Marking a price reduction from $79 to under $18, the starter kits have been redesigned with our new technology to include the electronic device (’Zig’) and an initial supply of 10 filters, a compact charging unit and power supply, all designed to fit inside a package the size of a cigarette box.
Diamond Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq:DMND) announced the launch of "Pop! Camera! Action!," an innovative, interactive consumer promotion for their Pop Secret(NYSE:R) premium popcorn brand. The promotion capitalizes on the excitement of the movie awards season and provides fans thousands of opportunities to be treated like their favorite stars. As part of the promotion, consumers will have the opportunity to "direct" Pop Secret's Kernel characters in a short movie scene they create by developing the Kernels' dialogue. Users will then be able to forward their movie creations to friends. "This highly entertaining and engaging promotion allows our consumers to connect further with the endearing Pop Secret Kernel characters," said Andrew Burke, Chief Marketing Officer for Diamond Foods.
Diamond Foods, Inc., a packaged food company, engages in processing, marketing, and distributing snack products, as well as culinary, in-shell, and ingredient nuts.
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