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Is there a 3D Printing Industry?

The answer to this question is no because there is no "industry" called 3D printing. Media articles often refer to the "3D printing space" or the “3D printing market” as opposed to the “3D printing industry”. This is because no standard industry classifications currently exist for 3D printing. The classification of a company is relevant since companies in the same sector behave in a similar fashion and therefore will have correlated returns. A common way to classify companies by their primary business activity is to use the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).  GICS uses a 4 level structure to classify companies; Sector (10), Industry Group (24), Industry (68), and Sub-Industry (154), and is the principal method of classification used in the investment community. Another classification is called the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC), which among other things is used by the SEC to determine the [...]

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Ice Energy Uses Ice to Cool Your Building

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, commercial buildings represent just under one-fifth of total U.S. energy consumption, with office space, retail space, and educational facilities representing about half of commercial sector energy consumption. Commercial building managers are always looking to improve their energy efficiency and sometimes the answer to this complex problem can be a simple one. Ice Energy has found a way to use ice to cool commercial buildings which also saves on energy costs and is environmentally friendly.         About Founded in 2003, Colorado based Ice Energy has taken in funding of $92 million so far from 5 firms including Goldman Sachs, Energy Capital Partners, and Sail Capital Partners. The company has a number of strategic partners including Carrier Corporation (a $12.5 billion company that manufactures and distributes HVAC systems world [...]

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Some Problems With Advanced Cell Technology

In past articles we have discussed the merits of stem cell research and highlighted companies such as Cellular Dynamics which has a current business model of simply selling fully functioning human stem cells in bulk quantities. One other stem cell company that has garnered some media attention lately is Advanced Cell Technology.         About Founded in 1994, Boston-area company Advanced Cell Technology (OTCMKTS:ACTC) is  focused on developing and commercializing human embryonic and adult stem cell technology in the area of regenerative medicine. Just yesterday, the MIT Technology Review published an article on the stem-cell treatment for blindness ACTC is currently testing. The article stated that "although complete data from the trials of ACT’s treatments have yet to be published, the company has reported impressive results with one patient, who recovered vision after being [...]

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Organic Quantum Dots from StoreDot

In past articles we have highlighted a number of companies looking to find commercial applications that utilize the superior properties of quantum dots. One such company, publicly traded Nanoco, is looking to mass produce quantum dots for use in displays. Another company we highlighted is Nanosys which produces cadium based quantum dots for use in energy storage and displays. Similar to Nanosys, a start-up company called StoreDot is developing organic quantum dots which are also looking to target these same two applications.       About Founded in 2011, Israeli based start-up StoreDot received $6 million in funding of August last year from several strategic and private investors to develop quantum dots which are organic and metal free. These quantum dots are called "nanodots" by the company, and they claim these are some of the smallest quantum dots available at just two nanometers in [...]

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Graphene Company Haydale Debuts IPO on AIM

In past articles we discussed the first graphene IPO, Applied Graphene Materials, in particular their strong share price performance and need for revenues in the face of strong competition from privately held graphene producers such as Angstron and Vorbeck. One other graphene company, Haydale, debuted an IPO this week on AIM.       About Haydale Graphene Industries (LON:HAYD) was formed in April 2010 when they acquire Haydale Limited, an R&D business, which was established in 2003 specializing in the novel use of plasma in the treatment of nanoparticles, in particular graphene and carbon nanotubes. Since establishment, Haydale has raised approximately $7.4 million in equity and loan investments. Haydale raised an additional $11 million in gross proceeds (before expenses) of additional capital through their IPO which debuted this week offering 3.5 million shares at $3.53 per share. [...]

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Some Problems With Advanced Cell Technology

In past articles we have discussed the merits of stem cell research and highlighted companies such as Cellular Dynamics which has a current business model of simply selling fully functioning human stem cells in bulk quantities. One other stem cell company that has garnered [...]

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Graphene Company Haydale Debuts IPO on AIM

In past articles we discussed the first graphene IPO, Applied Graphene Materials, in particular their strong share price performance and need for revenues in the face of strong competition from privately held graphene producers such as Angstron and Vorbeck. One other [...]

StoreDot_Teaser

Organic Quantum Dots from StoreDot

In past articles we have highlighted a number of companies looking to find commercial applications that utilize the superior properties of quantum dots. One such company, publicly traded Nanoco, is looking to mass produce quantum dots for use in displays. Another company we [...]

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Is there a 3D Printing Industry?

The answer to this question is no because there is no "industry" called 3D printing. Media articles often refer to the "3D printing space" or the “3D printing market” as opposed to the “3D printing industry”. This is because no standard industry classifications currently [...]

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Ice Energy Uses Ice to Cool Your Building

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, commercial buildings represent just under one-fifth of total U.S. energy consumption, with office space, retail space, and educational facilities representing about half of commercial sector energy consumption. Commercial building [...]