Spherix Inc. (Nasdaq:SPEX) announced recently that its Phase 2 diabetes clinical trial, designed to determine the minimum dose of D-tagatose capable of reducing HbA1c, found that the minimum dose capable of affecting HbA1c (7.5 g three-times daily, or TID) was within the range of doses tested (2.5, 5.0, and 7.5 g TID), with the 2.5 and 5.0 g doses producing similar responses to one another, and the 7.5 g dose producing a greater response.
Spherix Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a scientific research company. It is developing D-tagatose that is in Phase 3 clinical trial for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The company also provides scientific and strategic support for suppliers, medical foods, infant formulas, food ingredients, dietary supplements, food contact substances, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products, and industrial chemicals and pesticides.
Marina Biotech, Inc. (Nasdaq:MRNA) announced that it will participate in an analyst discussion hosted by RodmanTV on Monday, December 20, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (1:00 p.m. Pacific Time) at Rodman & Renshaw's offices in New York City. J. Michael French, Marina Biotech President and Chief Executive Officer, will participate in the discussion with Simos Simeonidis, Managing Director and Senior Biotechnology Analyst at Rodman & Renshaw, LLC.
Marina Biotech, Inc. operates as a biotechnology company that focuses on the development and commercialization of therapeutic products based on RNA interference (RNAi). Its pipeline includes a clinical program in Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (a precancerous syndrome); and two preclinical programs in hepatocellular carcinoma and bladder cancer.
American Video Teleconferencing Corp. (OTCPK:AVOT)
China has been one of the main supplier to the US of the Earth's rare mineral supplies, with these rare minerals American manufacturers are able to make high-tech products such as cell phones, wind turbines, and guided missiles, but all that might come to a screeching halt now that China has stopped supplying the material, the New York Times has reported.
In the wake of China's decision America now must look for other sources, that will be more reliable for our future needs, and AVOT may just be the new source, here's why.
AVOT believes the rare earths industry is where it wants to maintain a very strong focus and is looking to expand its holdings. AVOT is currently looking for these Rare Earths Minerals in Canada, the US's Northern neighbor.
AVOT recently announced that it has hired a French speaking geologist to search the archives of the Quebec Department of Mines for Rare Earths showings not on a current computer file. AVOT believes the rare earths industry is where it wants to maintain a very strong focus and is looking to expand its holdings. As neither the Federal nor Quebec Governments have carried out any air borne surveys in this area, AVOT will seek a contractor to do an air borne Mag-EM radiometric survey. This survey will cover its present holdings and the immediate surrounding area looking for future acquisitions. We are pleased to be working in the Province of Quebec as it is rated the number one jurisdiction in the world to carry out mineral exploration. The Quebec Government gives a rebate up to 45% for property expenditures.
AVOT is seeking a contractor to do an air borne Mag-EM radiometric survey for its present holdings and the immediate surrounding area looking for future acquisitions. AVOT is pleased to be working in the Province of Quebec as it is rated the number one jurisdiction in the world to carry out mineral exploration. The Quebec Government gives a rebate up to 45% for property expenditures.
Presently AVOT is in the final stage of negotiations with Kondor Gold Pyt. in Australia.
AVOT is aggressively carrying out searches world-wide for opportunities in Precious, Base and Rare Earths metal projects.
National Coal Corp. (Nasdaq:NCOC) announced that following a special shareholders’ meeting held on December 2, 2010, the holders of a majority of its outstanding shares entitled to vote approved a merger agreement with Ranger Energy Investments, LLC (Ranger Energy), an acquisition vehicle for Jim Justice, a businessman and operator of Appalachian coal assets. The acquisition transaction is expected to be completed by December 15, 2010; at its conclusion National Coal will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ranger Energy and the Company’s stock will cease trading.
National Coal Corp. engages in mining, processing, and selling bituminous steam coal primarily to electric utilities and industrial companies in East Tennessee. As of April 22, 2010, its mining complexes included one active underground mine and one active surface mine. National Coal Corp. markets its products through employees, consultants, and independent coal brokers in the southeastern region of the United States. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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