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Is Zecotek Photonics a 3D Printing Company?

3D printing stocks have not fared well lately. 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) hit a 52-week low of $39.09 in their last trading session. Xone (NASDAQ:XONE) has lost -45% of their market capitalization in just 3 months. Even industry leader Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) has lost nearly -20% year-to-date. Investing in 3D printing can be a volatile experience, yet some companies are more than willing to attach themselves to this volatility by issuing press releases and claiming that they are "entering the 3D printing market". One such company is Zecotek.       About Zecotek Founded in 2004, Zecotek Photonics Inc. (CVE:ZMS) is a Canada-based photonics company. The Company is engaged in developing technology and products: laser systems and components, crystals, solid-state photo detectors and other imaging and 3D display technologies. Zecotek has a market cap of $33 million and minuscule [...]

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10 More Desalination Companies

Like oil, water is a finite resource.  With over 60% of the Earth's accessible freshwater supply found in just 10 countries, water is not freely available to everyone in this world. 780 million people throughout the globe lack access to clean water while at the same time Nestle sells over 60 brands of water worldwide. As a global society, we have a long way to go in order to ensure that our population, which increases by 200,000 people per day, has access to clean water. With 85% of the world population living in the driest half of the planet, one solution is to turn salt water into fresh water, a process known as desalination. In an article last month, we presented a list of 20 of the top engineering, procurement and construction contractors for desalination plants constructed between 2000-2011:   In that article, we took a look at the top-10 companies in the above list to see if any provided pure-play [...]

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Should Women Take the BRACAnalysis Test?

In previous articles we discussed cancer testing companies such as Raindance Technologies and Sysmex Inostics that can help identify cancer at the earliest stages in order to allow for early treatment. Other companies like Foundation Medicine can interrogate the entire coding sequence of 236 cancer-related genes which will allow a physician to create personalized cancer treatments for a patient. But what about tests that can predict your risk of hereditary cancer by looking at your genetic makeup for particular mutations? One such test that has been offered for some time now is the BRACAnalysis test offered by Myriad Genetics (NASDAQ:MYGN).       About the BRACAnalysis Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) Syndrome causes about 10% of breast and ovarian cancer. HBOC is most often caused by a mutation, or alteration, in either of 2 genes: BRCA1 and BRCA2. Why should you care? Well [...]

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Investing in Electronic Ink (E Ink)

What is Electronic Ink or E Ink? Electronic Ink or E Ink is a display technology that creates electronic pages which look like printed paper with dense black type on a pearly white background. What makes E Ink unique is one very powerful fact. Once something has been drawn on the screen, that image will stay there without the need for a continuous flow of energy. This is why e-readers have such long battery life. E Ink itself is made up of a layer of negatively charged black particles, positively charged white particles, and a transparent liquid. When electrical charges are applied to the layer, black and white pixels are formed depending on whether the charge is positive or negative: Similar to an etch-a-sketch, once the charges have been applied and the particles render a shape, no more electrical charge is required to maintain the shape. You only need to apply charge if you want to change the shape. E [...]

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Investing in Smart Glass with Research Frontiers

In a recent article we discussed the rapidly growing smart glass market with a forecasted compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of +20% over the next 6 years which is expected to reach $5.8 billion by 2020. While the company discussed in our previous article, View Inc., seems to be taking on building applications with their "dynamic glass", another company, Research Frontiers, seems to be taking on transportation applications with their nano-enabled "SPD-SmartGlass".         Research Frontiers offers a nano-enabled smart glass product called SPD-SmartGlass. In 1986, Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR) debuted their IPO and to-date performance has been dismal with shares returning -3% compared to an over +1000% increase in the NASDAQ over the same time frame. REFR claims to have over 40 companies that have licensed their SPD-SmartGlass technology including most of the world's [...]

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10 More Desalination Companies

Like oil, water is a finite resource.  With over 60% of the Earth's accessible freshwater supply found in just 10 countries, water is not freely available to everyone in this world. 780 million people throughout the globe lack access to clean water while at the same [...]

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Should Women Take the BRACAnalysis Test?

In previous articles we discussed cancer testing companies such as Raindance Technologies and Sysmex Inostics that can help identify cancer at the earliest stages in order to allow for early treatment. Other companies like Foundation Medicine can interrogate the entire [...]

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Investing in Electronic Ink (E Ink)

What is Electronic Ink or E Ink? Electronic Ink or E Ink is a display technology that creates electronic pages which look like printed paper with dense black type on a pearly white background. What makes E Ink unique is one very powerful fact. Once something has been drawn [...]

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Solicore Prints Thin Flexible Lithium Batteries

According to a 2012 market research report by MarketsandMarkets, the total thin film and printed battery market amounted to just $181.5 million in 2012, however it is expected to reach $1.2 billion by 2017, a CAGR of over +46.14%! In past articles we covered Blue [...]

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Is Zecotek Photonics a 3D Printing Company?

3D printing stocks have not fared well lately. 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) hit a 52-week low of $39.09 in their last trading session. Xone (NASDAQ:XONE) has lost -45% of their market capitalization in just 3 months. Even industry leader Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) has lost nearly -20% [...]

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What’s Happening with Fuel Cells?

What are Fuel Cells? At some point in the past, you've probably heard of the promise that fuel cells hold for generating electricity cleanly and cheaply. Using only hydrogen and air, a fuel cell can generate cheap and clean electricity with the only byproduct being pure [...]