General Environmental Management Inc. (OTCBB: GEVI)
General Environmental Management Inc. (OTCBB: GEVI) (“GEM”) recently shifted its business focus from hazardous waste field services to the fast growing water treatment and waste-to-energy markets. Growing its business organically and developing state-of-the-art systems for operations, sales, compliance, finance, and human resources, which can then be deployed at other acquired facilities, the company aims to establish a nationwide network of environmental facilities.
With significant progress being made towards this objective, GEM has completed the acquisition of one of California’s oldest and most profitable water treatment businesses, the Santa Clara Waste Water (SCWW) Corporation, which has been successfully operating for more than five decades. GEM has also engaged an undisclosed senior lending facility interested in enabling the Company to pursue this agenda in conjunction with such strategic acquisitions.
In the environmental sector, all regulated waste must be ultimately treated and disposed of properly at permitted facilities. Because of this, the final treatment and disposal facilities generally have greater stability in their revenues streams and higher margins. SCWW is a tremendous asset because of its ability to treat and dispose of non-hazardous wastewater. GEM’s management team is excited about their business strategy and plans to develop the same kind of systems they created previously for efficiency, increased revenue, greater margins and scalability.
In a recent press release, Timothy Koziol, CEO of GEVI, affirmed the company’s strategic growth plan saying, “Our systems are completely scalable, using the SCWW platform, for regional and national expansion. GEM will continue to grow as we build organically and seek out acquisitions and reformulate them to the GEM standards. We believe that 2010-2011 will be years of enormous growth for GEM. As GEM prepares for an incredibly active year, we have dedicated ourselves to ensuring that our shareholders are kept apprised of news and information as events occur.”
Micro Identification Technologies (OTCBB: MMTC)
If you ask doctors and hospitals to name the most worrying developments in the field of infectious diseases, they will likely put drug-resistant bacteria at or near the top of the list. It’s a battle that has been growing steadily, and is now called one of the world’s most pressing public health issues. The fact is that almost every type of bacteria is becoming stronger and more resistant to currently available antibiotics. Once easily addressed, infections are now becoming difficult and expensive or, in some cases, impossible to treat, jeopardizing the life of the person carrying the infection as well as the lives of anyone coming in contact with them.
Drug resistance is just the hottest aspect of the continuing overall war against bacteria, but it represents a key point. Bacterial infection is becoming an increasingly serious concern. The harder it is to deal with after the point of infection, the more critical it becomes to deal with before infection, where the simple use of strong disinfectants can eliminate the threat. To do this, however, requires a highly effective monitoring and detection system, to locate and identify the invaders before they can cause a problem. Until now, this has meant a long and costly process: taking a sample, shipping it off to a qualified lab, culturing it over time to grow a large enough batch, having the results analyzed by someone trained to identify microbes, and sending back the determined results.
That’s why the recent development of a company called Micro Identification Technologies (OTCBB: MMTC) is so important. After years of research, they’ve invented a mechanized hands-off way of identifying different species of pathogenic bacteria through the innovative use of laser light and some very sophisticated software. The technology uses the principles of light scattering as it interacts with the bacteria, creating patterns unique to each species. These light patterns are then analyzed by the proprietary software to identify the microbe within a few minutes.
Since the system is so sensitive, the amount of culturing required is minimized, saving both time and money. The after-culture costs are even more dramatically reduced, by as much as 95%. Furthermore, on-site testing is now a reality, promising a huge potential impact on industries increasingly in need of fast cost-effective results, such as food processing, pharmaceuticals, water utilities, hospitals, laboratories, and even semiconductor fabrication.
Micro Identification Technologies, based in San Clemente, California, was recently showcased at HealthNewsDigest.com in their article “Shining a Light on Food-Borne Illnesses”, and has begun marketing their new system worldwide.
Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SMEV)
For those familiar with Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SMEV), the dramatic rise in the company’s shareprice over the past year is not much of a surprise. Anyone who has ever seen, heard about, or had the opportunity to actually experience SpaCapsule, the company’s flagship product, will never forget it. And it’s exactly this compelling nature that continues to drive worldwide sales, and the company’s growth.
SpaCapsule is a one-of-a-kind step into the future of personal relaxation environments. It combines, in a single dramatic space-age package, a sophisticated computer-controlled integration of the most advanced hydro-massage therapy available, together with a programmable complex of sight, hearing, and even aroma sensory stimulation. The result is an experience like no other, and a huge draw to anyone looking for a brief but wonderful de-stressing escape from the increasing pressures of daily life.
The market for SpaCapsule continues to grow. Spas and salons have become a natural home for the product, but it has already found its way into various therapy centers and chiropractic offices, fitness centers, and even corporations looking to offer its anti-stress and muscle relaxing benefits to their employees. It helps that the company continually hears positive feedback from vendors who are successfully using the unit to augment their current business income, sometimes doubling it. Word like that gets around fast. In fact, the SpaCapsule’s GUI interface is now available in virtually any language.
In addition, operational entry into the SpaCapsule universe has been made extremely simple and user friendly. With all of its advanced technology, SpaCapsule still requires no licensing, no supervision, not even any prior experience. Nevertheless, the company has made always-available support a cornerstone of its growing operations. Their goal is to make the product’s physical and financial benefits, to both users and vendors, as easy as possible to access and enjoy.
One final boost to SpaCapsule’s success comes from the fact that it was conceived and invented by doctors. Its patented and ergonomic design and features comes from an intimate knowledge of the human body that no other system has. SpaCapsule provides an out-of-this-world sensory experience, but offers investors an extremely down to earth financial opportunity.