Advaxis, Inc. (ADXS)
Advaxis, Inc. (ADXS) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing the next-generation of immunotherapies for cancer and infectious diseases. The company’s immunotherapies are based on a novel platform technology that uses live, bio-engineered bacteria to secrete antigen/adjuvant fusion protein(s) that redirects the powerful immune response all human beings have to the bacteria to fight off cancer and disease. A second effect is to reduce the immune suppressive cells cancer tumors recruit to protect themselves from immune attack by over 80%. It is this combination that makes Advaxis special.
The company has more than fifteen distinct constructs in various stages of development, many in strategic collaborations with recognized centers of excellence such as the National Cancer Institute, Cancer Research – UK, the Wistar Institute, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of British Columbia, the Karolinska Institutet, and others.
Advaxis’ lead construct, ADXS-HPV, is currently in Phase 2 clinical development for recurrent/refractory and advanced cervical cancer, anal cancer, and HPV caused head and neck cancers. This important construct was recognized as the Best Therapeutic Vaccine (approved or in development) at the 5th Annual Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) Awards by the vaccine industry and the journal Expert Reviews of Vaccines.
The estimated global market for immunotherapies is projected to exceed $37.2B by 2012, with cancer vaccines forecast to grow into an $8B market. Protected by 75 issued and pending patents, Advaxis is extremely well positioned to capitalize on the burgeoning opportunities in the healthcare sector as it advances the development of next-generation treatments for today’s most challenging diseases.
Mabwe Minerals Inc. (MBMI)
Mabwe Minerals Inc. (MBMI) is a U.S. based natural resources and hard asset company focused on the mining, logistics, and commercial sales of industrial minerals and metals, with a particular emphasis on barite. The company's operations are conducted through its Zimbabwe affiliate, Mabwe Mineral Zimbabwe (Private) Ltd. Transitioning into commercial production, MBMI's company fundamentals are well positioned with virtually no debt and key strategic partnerships in place.
Along with its affiliate, Mabwe Minerals Zimbabwe (Private) Ltd., an indigenous Zimbabwe company, the company owns 100% of the mineral & metal rights to Dodge Mine. The mine will be managed by the company's minority owned partner, WGB Kinsey & Company, Zimbabwe's most experienced mining & construction company representing four generations of Kinsey leadership. Management believes WGB Kinsey & Company has all the necessary equipment and management experience to efficiently perform all the mining operations at Dodge Mine.
The Dodge Mine property consists of three hydrothermal mountains representing 123 hectares containing multiple deposits of superior-grade barite, limestone, and talc. Hydrothermal barite deposits throughout Dodge Mine represent the highest grade of new barite sources to be brought into commercial production in years. A third party oil & gas drilling sector geologist recently confirmed that the multiple barite deposits are considered "World Class" in quality and highly efficient to mine via open pit extraction following the barite veins and salvaging large percentages of barite within the halo zones via jigging systems.
With a continuing worldwide shortage of high-grade barite, Mabwe Minerals is in the right place at the right time. The company's current customer uses barite as a weighting agent in oil & gas drilling applications in the Gulf of Mexico, home to the largest concentration of active rigs in the world. Coupled with the recent massive discovery of oil & gas off the coast of neighboring Mozambique along with new drilling contracts expected in the region, MBMI is in an attractive geographical location to capture the expected demands of this emerging market. Moving from an exploration stage company into commercial barite production, Mabwe Minerals is well positioned to generate significant shareholder returns.
Raptor Resources Holdings Inc. (RRHI)
Raptor Resources Holdings Inc. (RRHI) is a publicly traded holdings company focused on mineral resource acquisition, exploration, and development. The company currently has two subsidiaries: Mabwe Minerals Inc. (MBMI), a natural resources and hard asset company engaged in the mining and commercial sales of industrial minerals & metals with first focus on barite; and TAG Minerals Inc., a mineral & metal resource acquisition, exploration, and development company with first focus on alluvial surface gold.
Mabwe Minerals has been the focus of the parent company’s efforts the last two years to move into commercial barite production. RRHI shareholders share a common interest with MBMI shareholders in the success of Dodge Mine as the parent company owns 90M shares of MBMI. The Dodge Mine property consists of three hydrothermal mountains representing 123 hectares containing multiple deposits of superior-grade barite, limestone, and talc.
TAG Minerals, along with its indigenous affiliate, TAG Minerals Zimbabwe (Private) Limited, is responsible for alluvial gold production along with the development of greenfield assets targeting bedrock gold and other potential metals & minerals. As MBMI is transitioning into commercial barite production, RRHI will now focus on building assets within TAG Minerals with the intent of moving into commercial production within the next 18 months. TAG Minerals will utilize the latest in Heavy Particle Concentrators (HPC-30/HPC-100) through its relationship with Extrac-TEC whose gold recovery and mineral separation technology captures up to 98% of alluvial gold down to 50 microns. The company is in early stage exploration evaluating potential alluvial sites to ensure they meet the company's criteria for commercial production. Coupled with MBMI's acquisition of WGB Kinsey & Company, TAG Minerals is well positioned to fast track into commercial production once the company has successfully completed its exploratory testing.
RRHI management continues to improve its balance sheet as reflected in the company's SEC 10k filing, including favorable reductions in the company's debt/liabilities and securing 54.4M shares and 14.4M warrants of RRHI from prior employees. The company is committed to growing its asset base in TAG Minerals moving forward.
Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. (SWET)
Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. (SWET) is focused on commercializing a number of proven, validated technologies and construction systems into a single large Solar Wind Downdraft Tower structure that produces abundant, inexpensive electricity. The company's core objective is to become a leading provider of clean, efficient energy at a reasonable cost, while continuing to generate innovative technological solutions for tomorrow's electrical power needs.
The company's cutting-edge energy solution generates clean energy by harnessing the natural power of a downdraft created within the confines of a Solar Wind Downdraft Tower structure. Using benevolent, non-toxic natural elements, the solar/wind hybrid technology is capable of being operated with virtually no carbon footprint, fuel consumption, or waste production. To view a demonstration of the tower, visit http://dtg.fm/4Gp7.
The business plan employed by Solar Wind Energy includes partnering with various entities, such as utilities, sovereign nations, and independent power sources, to bring this solution to the market as rapidly as possible. The company's role would consist of facilitating the Tower's development with its expertise and intellectual property. Revenue streams include development fees, licensing fees, and royalties on power sales from each project and/or ownership interests.
Solar Wind Energy has assembled a team of experienced business professionals, as well as engineering and scientific consultants, with the proven ability to bring new ideas to market. The company has also filed and been issued patents that protect its revolutionary technology and leading position in the continual global pursuit to meet rising demand for energy.