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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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Investing in Harvest Power Pre-IPO

In the not so recent past, a number of firms have begun offering shares of private companies to qualified investors. Investors can purchase shares in popular startup companies such as Airbnb, Dropbox, Lending Club, and Bloom Energy pre-IPO. Because of low liquidity, shares are subject to availability and prices can be volatile. There is no guarantee of an IPO as the company could be acquired, remain private for an indefinite period of time, or even go bankrupt. As a qualified investor, certain net worth requirements need to be met and a minimum purchase is required of $50,000 USD. While this may not appeal to all investors, there are many promising and innovative companies on offer such as Harvest Power.         About Harvest Power Founded in 2008, Harvest Power produces renewable energy and high-value soil, mulch and organic fertilizer products from organic materials. Over the [...]

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Is 2015 The Year for Bind Therapeutics?

In August of last year, we highlighted a nano drug delivery company called BIND Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BIND), a company with strong pharma partnerships and an experienced management team. While BIND Therapeutics hit a 52-week low this week, about one-third of the way through today's trading day we see that BIND is up over +11% with volume well over daily averages. This is because today BIND Therapeutics announced the online availability of an abstract providing preliminary data from the ongoing Phase 2 study of their lead candidate BIND-014 which targets non-small cell lung cancer and prostate cancer. In addition, updated data will be presented in a poster presentation on November 19, 2014. BIND-014 was built on BIND's nanoengineering platform that can design and create programmable nano drug delivery devices called Accurins. BIND's current drug pipeline can be seen below: While BIND Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BIND) has [...]

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Pricer’s E-Ink Electronic Shelf Labels

In an article last week titled "Investing in Electronic Ink (E Ink)", we discussed how the decline in sales of e-readers is affecting demand for E Ink but there are still many other disruptive applications for this technology. One of these applications is "electronic shelf labels (ESLs)" for use in retail "bricks-and-mortar" storefronts. ABI Research issued a report recently titled “Next Gen Retail: Electronic Shelf Labels” in which they made the following forecast: Over the next 5 years Electronic shelf labels (ESL) are set to grow beyond retail markets in legislated countries, with revenues increasing six fold to almost US$2 billion by 2019. In this report, Sweden-based Pricer is identified as one of the two major players in this space today, dominating traditional ESL markets.       About Pricer Founded in 1991, Swedish company Pricer is engaged in providing electronic display and [...]

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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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Is 2015 The Year for Bind Therapeutics?

In August of last year, we highlighted a nano drug delivery company called BIND Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BIND), a company with strong pharma partnerships and an experienced management team. While BIND Therapeutics hit a 52-week low this week, about one-third of the way through [...]

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Investing in Harvest Power Pre-IPO

In the not so recent past, a number of firms have begun offering shares of private companies to qualified investors. Investors can purchase shares in popular startup companies such as Airbnb, Dropbox, Lending Club, and Bloom Energy pre-IPO. Because of low liquidity, shares [...]

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Investing in Fuel Cell Stocks

In our previous article titled "What's Happening With Fuel Cells" we highlighted that while fuel cells for transportation applications draw the attention of investors the most, it is stationary fuel cells that are currently experiencing the most growth. The first thing to do [...]

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Pricer’s E-Ink Electronic Shelf Labels

In an article last week titled "Investing in Electronic Ink (E Ink)", we discussed how the decline in sales of e-readers is affecting demand for E Ink but there are still many other disruptive applications for this technology. One of these applications is "electronic shelf [...]

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Intrexon Can Now Clone Your Pet

Just over a year ago, we wrote an article about a synthetic biology company, Intrexon (NYSE:XON), that had just had an IPO the month prior. Highly successful biotech entrepreneur, Randall Kirk the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Intrexon, has described Intrexon's [...]

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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 [...]