International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO)
International Stem Cell Corp. specializes in the therapeutic applications of human stem cells and the development and commercialization of cell-based biomedical products. The company was the first to develop and perfect a new class of human stem cells called parthenogenetic stem cells, created from unfertilized human eggs. ISCO has a strong patent portfolio offering clean intellectual property and freedom to operate. The company’s stem cells present superior immune matching capabilities and can be used in millions of people regardless of sex or racial background, with minimal expectation of immune rejection after transplantation.
The company’s human stem cells have been shown to be as pluripotent as embryonic stem cells, however their creation does not involve the destruction of a viable human embryo, which effectively sidesteps the controversy and ethical dilemmas associated with the use of human embryonic stem cells. In contrast to induced pluripotent stem cells, ISCO’s stem cells do not involve manipulation of cells’ genome thereby avoiding potential safety and regulatory obstacles in clinical applications.
The company's scientists are currently focused on using its stem cells to treat severe unmet medical needs of the central nervous system (Parkinson’s disease), the liver and the eye, where cell therapy has been clinically proven but is limited due to the unavailability of safe human cells. Once the technology has been clinically validated there are an essentially unlimited number of potential applications. Because of their immune-matching ability a relatively small number of these stem cell lines could offer the potential of producing the first true stem cell bank as a means of serving populations of different immune types across the globe.
In addition to its therapeutic focus, ISCO also provides a growing revenue stream through two wholly owned subsidiaries. Lifeline Cell Technology specializes in producing primary human cells and growth media for biological research, and Lifeline Skin Care, the company manufactures and markets advanced anti-aging skincare products utilizing the company’s expertise in stem cell biology.
Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (MEEC)
Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. develops and delivers patented, cost-effective mercury capture systems and technologies to power plants and other coal-burning units in the United States and Canada. As a result of the company’s innovative, patented mercury removal technologies, customers can attain compliance with new, highly restrictive government emissions regulations, in the most effective and economical manner..
In 2011, the EPA issued its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for power plants. The new rule is intended to reduce air emissions of heavy metals, including mercury (Hg), from all major U.S. power plants. It is projected that the total national cost of this mandate will reach $9.6 billion annually. More than a dozen states have established even more stringent emission limits, further increasing demand for energy emission control technology
Leveraging its partnership with University of North Dakota’s Energy & Environment Research Center (EERC), the premier center of mercury control research, Midwest Energy Emissions is well positioned to meet and exceed new government regulations with its exclusive patent rights to EERC’s mercury control technology. The company’s customer-centric mercury capture solutions use a combination of materials tailored specifically to customers’ coal-fired units.
Years of research and testing with the EERC has enabled Midwest Energy to deliver one of the most effective low-cost and high-capture solutions possible – typically without impacting operations or requiring extensive capital equipment changes. The total mercury solution offered by Midwest Energy Emissions is uniquely formulated to optimize mercury capture at any coal-fired unit.
Nexus Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (NXES)
Nexus Enterprise Solutions, Inc. focuses on the auto, health, and life insurance lead generation business. The company markets its services to agencies, agent networks, and insurance carriers throughout the United States. Lead campaigns are fully customizable based on the need of the buyer whether it’s geo-targeting, specific age demographics, or whatever the carrier or agency requires.
The company leverages a suite of proprietary processes and systems designed to identify customers that are more likely to grow with its clients beyond a single transaction. Nexus Enterprise is a recognized leader in providing a broad range of internet marketing strategies to capture targeted buyer data and use that data to generate revenues through both affiliate marketing and lead generation sales.
By working with multiple carriers and agencies, Nexus Enterprise ensures lead coverage throughout the United States. The company provides real-time reporting and its payment schedule can be structured either on a weekly or monthly schedule. Additionally, all traffic is hosted and run on its own landing pages and websites, which the company has done extensive A/B and multivariate testing to ensure optimization for peak performance.
The team of individuals behind Nexus Enterprise has a tremendous amount of experience and success in lead generation. Holding fast to the belief that top quality leads are necessary for a top quality company, the company’s staff implements its in-house expertise with PPC, SEO, social networking, and e-mail traffic to generate the best real-time leads for Nexus Enterprise’s growing list of clients.
OxySure® Systems Inc. (OXYS)
OxySure® Systems Inc. is a medical technology company focused on developing, manufacturing, and distributing specialty respiratory and medical solutions. The company has developed a unique platform technology that instantly creates medically pure oxygen from two dry, inert powders, allowing oxygen to be delivered on demand. This cutting-edge technology has already been granted FDA-approved for commercial sale.
The company is targeting multiple enormous end markets with no direct competition. OxySure initially plans to focus on the 102,265 educational campuses, 350,735 manufacturing facilities, 350,000 churches, 12 million recreational vehicles (RVs), 8 million boats and yachts, 950,000 restaurants, and hundreds of thousands of other commercial and municipality facilities in the U.S. Outside the US, OxySure has also already signed significant distribution agreements, including Australia, New Zeeland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Brazil, and South Africa. OxySure’s potential market is at least as large as AEDs and potentially as large as fire extinguishers, which together total at least 500+ million units worldwide.
OxySure’s flagship product, OxySure Model 615, introduces the first new oxygen technology in 50 years. There are no compressed tanks, no dials, no valves, no regulatory maintenance, no hydrostatic testing, no batteries, and no required training, and the technology is both safe and easy-to-use for the layperson. It can be placed virtually anywhere to help save lives by bridging the gap between a medical emergency and the arrival of first responders on the scene.
The company aims to capitalize on market opportunities primarily through partnerships with distributors and OEM customers. Protected by numerous issued patents and patents pending, the company’s products are available over-the-counter without the need for a prescription and has already saved thousands of lives around the globe during various types of medical emergencies.
Singlepoint, Inc. (SING)
Singlepoint, Inc. is a state-of-the-art mobile technology company and full-service mobile marketing agency. The company’s mobile commerce and communication platform allows clients to conduct business transactions, accept donations, and engage in targeted communication campaigns with their customers/donors through mobile devices.
The company is known for making any campaign instantly interactive via the mobile phone, enabling non-profit and for-profit organizations send more messages, create more awareness, and raise revenues and donations. The SinglePoint brand has been associated with media messaging campaigns for NBC, MTV, CBS, Univision and other top corporate entities.
Today, approximately 150 million web-enabled mobile phones exist in our nation alone. Javelin Strategy and Research predicts the highest growth for any payment type from now until 2018 will be in mobile payments. Rapid mobile adoption and the industry-wide push for mobile payments are anticipated to increase the total amount of mobile payments at point of sale to $5.4 billion in 2018.
SinglePoint is well positioned to capitalize on the growing mobile technology space. Key partnerships with companies such as Text2Bid, a leader in mobile auction technology, solidify the company’s foothold in the industry and provide multiple avenues for ongoing expansion. Moving forward with a solid business plan and carefully assembled management team, SinglePoint is poised for rapid growth.