Coastal Integrated Services Inc. (COLV)
Coastal Integrated Services Inc. (COLV) is targeting the multi-billion dollar disposable beverage sector with the application of the unique technology and innovation developed by its wholly owned subsidiary Simply Lids, Inc. The company's specialty is disposable beverage lids in the food services industry.
Simply Lids' patented technologies provide a safer, more enjoyable drinking experience, without splashing or spills. The company's product designs also enable the added benefit of unique marketing opportunities that have never been realized in this industry sector.
The current standards for beverages are either a flimsy lid that requires the user to tear a pie-shaped mouth hole, or a tiny hole that you have to suck the liquid out like a child’s slippy cup. Frustrating and unsafe. The refreshingly improved design and customization options offered by Simply Lids allows users to enjoy their beverages like there is no lid at all while keeping liquid from splashing out.
The lids are aimed at a $20 billion dollar opportunity in the food services industry where there is astonishingly no competition. The use of a new more environmentally friendly plastic with a lower carbon footprint also ensures that Simply Lids / COLV is working towards a more sustainable product for future generations. To date, Simply Lids has won the innovative new product award at the Seattle Coffee Fest Show, received designation as 10 out of 10 by Trend Hunter which indicates placement in the top 20 trends for 2014, and nomination for the prestigious Edison Award.
IFAN Financial, Inc. (IFAN)
IFAN Financial, Inc. (IFAN) and its wholly owned subsidiaries, iPIN Technologies and Mobicash America, are engaged in the design, development and distribution of software that enhances and enables mobile payments. The San Diego-based company has a growing portfolio of solutions, including the ability to use a debit card and corresponding PIN number while purchasing online via mobile phone, tablet, or computer and peer-to-peer cash transfers.
Keeping pace with the evolution of the information and communication (ICT) market, iPIN Technologies intends to provide a range of processing services for the industry’s future devices. The company is currently developing a new method of online selling through debit card payments and processing. iPIN technology attaches to any smartphone through the headphone jack and converts the device into a consumer PIN debit, same-as-cash payment solution. Using the iPIN Debit app, transactions are processed through the private and secure iPIN Technologies Network.
Mobicash America is an early-stage technology company that develops mobile payment solutions. The company’s platform product, Quidme, utilizes the text messaging function of a mobile phone, allowing the technology to operate on almost any phone or network, with or without data service. The functionality of the Quidme platform allows users to pay bills, purchase goods and services, and to send money to friends and relatives located locally or internationally via simple text message.
IFAN Financial continues to explore opportunities to expand its product portfolio to meet the growing demands for consumer/merchant convenience, speed and security within the mobile commerce market. Products in development will combine the functionality of social media, e-commerce and banking with the broader conveniences of the mobile environment.
International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO)
International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO) 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.
MIT Holding (MITD)
MIT Holding (MITD), through its agents, facilitators and contractual obligations, offers professional outpatient medical care with ambulatory infusion therapies, home infusion services, and medical equipment delivery. The company is also pursuing government contacts to obtain approval to import pharmaceutical products into the Americas.
In support of these core services, MIT Holding provides expert legal, accounting, advisory and educational services to physicians, medical centers, hospitals, small and large businesses regarding the Affordable Care Act; offers travel and transportation services of medically challenged patients for medical needs and personal travel; and through its contracts is approved to, conduct and administer FDA clinical trials.
Collectively, these services contribute to MIT Holding’s strategy to provide custom prescription solutions in a variety of methods and generate multiple revenue streams. Following a successful reorganization initiative in January, 2014, MIT Holding is positioned to achieve 32% minimum net profits and has maintained profitability in its fiscal second and third quarters. This profitability validates the company’s business model and its approach to the evolving Affordable Health Care Act and its impact on the health services industry.
MIT Holding meets and/or exceeds major U.S. health insurance requirements and is therefore able to direct bill and receive payments from carriers on behalf of the patient its agents and its facilitators. This ability marks an important step in the company’s goal of developing the first-of-its-kind seamless transition for patient needs from hospital discharge to complete home recovery. This and other corporate initiatives are spearheaded by a management team committed to building shareholder value, revenues and corporate expansion while providing viable solutions to the perpetual changes in the health care sector.