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Will Sigma Labs Finally Deliver on Their Promises?

        In past articles we discussed an over-the-counter (OTC) 3D Printing company called Sigma Labs (OTCMKTS:SGLB), a company that while popular among 3D Printing speculators, has shown many red flags over time. In particular, the company announced marketing and partnership agreements with entities of which no information could be found, sold 22% of the company for just $1.2 million, and engaged in marketing services with unknown entities. Since our last article on Sigma Labs (OTCMKTS:SGLB) which was over a year ago, not much seems to have happened in the way of commercializing their technology. According to last week's 10Q, consulting revenues have fallen -51% for the first 6 months of 2014 compared to the same period in the year prior. The Company is also planning to purchase a $724,000 3D Printer from EOS which the company says will allow them to "now enter a new manufacturing [...]

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Imergy’s Success in Vanadium Flow Batteries

With renewable energy sources such as wind and solar becoming more economically viable, the need for large-scale energy storage is expected to grow dramatically in the next 5 years. While storing energy doesn't sound like a very sexy investment, the staggering growth forecasts by Lux Research for grid energy storage should draw the attention of any investor: The above numbers show an average year-on-year growth of 169% with the total global market for energy storage to exceed $113 billion by 2017. Just to put this growth into perspective, if you were a small startup today managing to capture just 1% of the grid energy storage market, you would be realizing yearly revenues of about 20 million. If you were able to grow revenues at the same rate as the market grows, in just 3 years you would have revenues of $1.13 billion dollars still at just 1% of total market share. Imagine the revenue growth if you could also [...]

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MDxHealth Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsies

According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting 1 in 6 men. One new case occurs every 2.3 minutes and a man dies from prostate cancer every 16 minutes. It is estimated that there are more than 2.5 million American men currently living with prostate cancer. One of the problems in treating prostate cancer is detecting it. In order to determine if you have prostate cancer, the doctor needs to take a biopsy. Incredibly, 1 in 4 biopsies will be a false-positive. This means the test says you don't have cancer when in fact you do. Because of this ambiguity, more than 40% of patients will have a repeat biopsy. One company, MDXHealth, is looking to improve this accuracy while reducing the cost of additional biopsies and decreasing the time it takes to diagnose prostate cancer.   About Founded in 2003, Belgium based MDxHealth is a [...]

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Sapphire Smartphone Screens from GT Advanced Technologies

Synthetic sapphire is a very unique material that is created by heating aluminum oxide to almost 4000°F until the powder melts and it can then be formed into a single crystal. The resulting product is second in hardness only to a diamond and incredibly transparent. Sapphire has been historically expensive to produce, so applications have been limited to include airplane windows, LEDs, and scratch resistant watch covers. Over the next 5 years though, the market for sapphire is expected to grow from under $1 billion dollars to over $5 billion, a compound annual growth (CAGR) of +50%: While the majority of the current market for sapphire is for LEDs, this application area is not expected to grow much while non-LED applications such as consumer electronics are expected to drive most of the growth. One company is soon to become the undisputed global leader in the production of sapphire. GT Advanced Technologies is [...]

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Is Graphene 3D Labs a $40 Million Company?

In a recent article we talked about Lomiko Metals (CVE:LMR), a junior graphite miner that intends to supply graphene for “graphite 3D printing” to Graphene 3D Lab, a company of which they recently acquired a 15% interest in for $50,000. With both graphene and 3D printing both being hot topics among investors at the present, speculations were made as to the viability of this venture to produce "3D Printed Graphene Nanocomposites". It now appears that Lomiko made the right decision. Over the last week, Lomiko's equity ownership in Graphene 3D reaped exponential rewards having reached a paper value of $6 million when Graphene 3D Lab (CVE:GGG) began trading this week on the TSX Venture Exchange. This represents a +24,000% return on investment for Lomiko. Was this much value really created in just 9 months?       About Graphene 3D Lab Founded in 2009 as a spinout of Graphene [...]

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MDxHealth Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsies

According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting 1 in 6 men. One new case occurs every 2.3 minutes and a man dies from prostate cancer every 16 minutes. It is estimated that there are more than 2.5 million [...]

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Is Graphene 3D Labs a $40 Million Company?

In a recent article we talked about Lomiko Metals (CVE:LMR), a junior graphite miner that intends to supply graphene for “graphite 3D printing” to Graphene 3D Lab, a company of which they recently acquired a 15% interest in for $50,000. With both graphene and 3D printing [...]

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Cientifica: A Graphene Investing Company?

In 2002, a company called Cientifica published the first edition of ‘The Nanotechnology Opportunity Report’, described by NASA as “the defining report in the field of nanotechnology.” Part of the report contained a 240-page directory volume profiling the 455 public and [...]

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ePlate: The Battery Powered Credit Card

In previous articles we highlighted the growing trend of battery miniaturization and looked at companies such as Blues Spark Technologies which in January 2012 opened  a high-volume production factory in Wisconsin capable of printing over 300 million flexible printed [...]

What Happened to the Lux Nanotech Index?

Just over ten years ago now, the phrase "nanotechnology" and the subsequent derivations "nanotech" and "nano" started to become all the rage with investors. All the "nanotech stocks" at that time showed superior gains and investors began looking for ways to get diversified [...]