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Media Advisory: GenSpera 2014 BIO International Presentation Available
GenSpera, Inc. (GNSZ), a leader in developing prodrug therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, releases the 2014 BIO International presentation by Chairman and CEO, Craig Dionne, PhD from the 2014 BIO International Convention held June 24th in San Diego, California.
Dr. Dionne presented interim results from the Phase Ib and ongoing Phase II study for lead drug candidate, G-202.
G-202 Data in Hepatocellular (HCC) Patients (Ph I and Ph II)
All patients previously progressed on, or were intolerant of, sorafenib
Outstanding clinical safety profile
Well tolerated with easily managed and predictable side effects
No effect on bone marrow!
80% of patients with stable disease (no tumor growth) at two months
50% of patients with stable disease for >/= 4 months
Long-term disease stabilization (>/= 9 months) in 15% of patients
One patient remains on treatment > 22 months
End of bone pain in one patient with vertebral metastasis
The full BIO presentation is available for view at:
GenSpera’s technology platform combines a powerful, plant-derived cytotoxin (thapsigargin) with a prodrug delivery system that provides for the targeted release of drug candidates within a tumor. Unlike typical chemotherapeutic agents, thapsigargin results in cell death irrespective of the rate of cell division, which may provide an effective approach to kill both fast- and slow-growing cancers. GenSpera’s lead drug candidate, G-202, is activated by the enzyme PSMA, which is found at high levels in the vasculature of liver and glioblastoma cancers and in the vasculature of almost all other solid tumors. G-202 is therefore expected to have potential efficacy in a wide variety of tumor types.
G-202 Phase II clinical trials are underway in both hepatocellular carcinoma and glioblastoma patients.
For more information, please visit the company’s website:
http://www.genspera.com or follow us on Twitter @GenSperaNews.
The 2014 BIO International Convention was held June 23-26 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.
The BIO International Convention was hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.
NXT-ID Resumes CNBC Ad Campaign for its Next Generation Smart Wallet, Wocket™; to Commence Week of July 7th
New Wocketwallet.com Ad; “Introducing Wocket, the Smart Wallet”
NXT-ID, Inc., (NXTD) (NXTD) a biometric authentication company focused on the growing m-commerce market, is pleased to announce that the second series of 30 second spots on CNBC for its next generation smart wallet, Wocket™, will begin the week of July 7th.
The new ad, “Introducing Wocket™, the Smart Wallet”, will air on Squawk Box, Squawk on the Street and Street Signs. The ad focuses on the visual of a big fat bulky wallet ending up in the wrong hands with your most personal information all gone; your credit cards, your membership cards, gift cards, all gone. Replacing them is a nightmare. It then poses the question, “what if there was a better way?”
Wocket™ is a smart wallet, the next evolution following the smart phone and smart watch. NXT-ID is introducing its innovative, patent-pending Wocket™ as the next natural step in the evolution of smart devices. Wocket™ is a next generation smart wallet designed to protect your identity and replace all the cards in your wallet, with no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval.
Credit, debit, ATM, loyalty, gift, ID, membership, insurance, ticket, emergency, medical, business, contacts, coupon, and virtually any card can be protected on Wocket™. More than 10,000 cards, records, coupons, etc. and 100 voice commands can also be stored on Wocket™.
Wocket™ is now available for advance ordering at: http://www.wocketwallet.com at a price of $149.99.
The full Wocket product FAQ is available to consumers and media at:
About NXT- ID Inc. – Mobile Security for a Mobile World
NXT-ID, Inc.’s (NXTD) innovative MobileBio™ solution mitigates consumer risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce and smart OS-enabled devices. The company is focused on the growing m-commerce market, launching its innovative MobileBio™ suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers’ mobile platforms led by the Wocket™; a next generation smart wallet designed to replace all the cards in your wallet, no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval. http://www.wocketwallet.com.
Smart Technology & Digital Wallet Advancements Reaching New Levels – New Research Data on Latest Innovative Smart Wallet
Leading Tech and Biotech companies provide updates on latest smart technology developments, aim to compete for consumers’ interests: NXT-ID Inc. (OTCBB: NXTD), Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC)
SoundView Technology Group releases the recent research update on NXT-ID Inc. (OTCQB:NXTD) and its smart wallet, Wocket(TM) . Recent developments following the June 11th update include the Company has filed for a NASDAQ application and appointed a new independent Board member to satisfy that requirement for listing.
Wocket(TM) Launches into Waiting Market – Kris Tuttle & Stephen Waite – June 11, 2014 – As a prelude to what will be a more active marketing phase, the event included attendance by the media, investors, analysts, and Miss Universe 2012, which added a special level of energy and media attention. Online preorders are available with first units shipping to consumers in September at a price of $149.99, plus some optional services for customers that require additional protection.
To read the full NXTD press release, please click here:
Summary From SoundView Technology Group:
The Wocket(TM) was officially launched on May 28(th) at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. All the feedback we received from attending suggests that consumers who get a chance to see and understand it, immediately want one. It’s a viable way to deliver something consumers can use as a digital wallet that is secure, private, and able to handle all their payment, identification, and loyalty needs. The Wocket is really a wallet replacement, and the functional demonstration worked very well. We’ll be monitoring the progress and consumer reaction very closely over the next few months with an eye to validating our IV model, which currently suggests a stock value of $11.70/share.
Sales Projections and Intrinsic Valuation for NXTD From SoundView Technology Report: Over the past year we’ve seen plenty of data showing that there is strong desire for a device like the Wocket. Consumers are still waiting for an actual product to buy and use. Initial sales volumes will depend on initial orders, and initially, on the ability of NXT-ID to ramp production and manage some longer lead time components. After a review of our current projections and intrinsic valuation (IV) model, we don’t see anything that needs to be changed. However, extending the projections and model out an additional year allows us to publish a 2015 IV estimate of $20.55.
Our current estimate for sales in 2014 is 40K units, which grow fast in later years to reach nearly 1M units in 2018 and 1.5M units in 2019. These unit projections are still very low considering the small penetration rate needed to generate those numbers. If the Wocket is successful, unit growth can be much faster. Many investors were surprised by how quickly new categories like the iPad reached large numbers of units after consumer adoption. We won’t have any real visibility on these longer term projections until 2015, but have a credible working forecast to start with. Read the FULL SoundView Technology Group Report at http://s3.amazonaws.com/Published_Research/NXT-ID_NXTD_Update_Note_Final_June_2014.pdf
On Wednesday, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) launched a new Android platform for watches that it hopes will change history by skipping the part where Apple gets there first. As Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) apparently worries over every exquisite detail of its entry into the smartwatch market, Android Wear represents Google’s hope of commodifying the concept before its rival can make the idea of a wrist computer seem special. Android became more commonplace than iOS on phones because Google allowed other handset makers to use it, the same way Windows became ubiquitous while the Mac OS did not. To read the full story, please click here: http://www.wired.com/2014/06/google-smartwatch-os/
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) also continues to develop its footprint on the smart technology landscape, with reports of a smartwatch potentially being released this summer. The device will draw on optical engineering expertise from Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect division to continuously measure heart rate through the day and night, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the company’s plans, while the battery will last for two days, roughly on par with Samsung’s Gear Fit. The timeline for the watch’s release date is unclear but Microsoft could be gunning for as soon as this summer.
Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) recently announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind program, the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), to address the global workforce gap in cybersecurity and provide new career opportunities for young adults who may not be college-bound. The program was announced as a Commitment to Action today at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting by Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Symantec’s executive director of the program, Aled Miles. A pilot of the program will start in August in New York City, Baltimore and San Francisco Bay Area, and will be implemented through a network of partners, including Year Up, NPower and LifeJourney, working in conjunction with Symantec’s charitable foundation, the Symantec Foundation. The program will expand internationally in future years.
Republic of Texas Brands to Exit Chapter 11 With a Branded Hemp Based Iced Tea Drink Offering
RTXBQ Merger of CHILL Texas Is a Top Priority
Republic of Texas Brands, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: RTXBQ) Chapter 11 exit strategy is right on target with a new beverage industry executive Tom Shuman at the helm as the new CEO. The planned merger with CHILL Texas is a top priority as we exit voluntary Chapter 11 and details of the merger will be released after the Court formally approves the Bankruptcy plan as early as next week. The synergy created with the marketing of popular hemp based products CHILLO-energy drink and C-Swiss Iced Tea has opened a sizeable Texan customer base and will open the gateway for an easy entry of our own locally produced hemp-based Iced Tea drink. Tom Shuman’s 30 years of beverage industry experience and countless marketing contacts with retailers such as Albertsons, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club and 7-Eleven will allow the product launch to be in many large beverage retailers hands right from the start.
“We have finalized our new Hemp Iced Tea drink formula with the bottler and we have decided to go with a slim line 12 ounce can that will provide the company with attractive profit margins while offering the consumer a competitively priced product. Our initial production run will be a minimum of 5,000 cases and we have finalized the can design with the marketing company who has done an excellent job designing the labeling on the new cans. We have already applied for the trademark of the new brand and we will announce the new name of the product as soon it has cleared the trademark office,” states Tom Shuman, the new company CEO.
“We want to once again remind our shareholders that the share structure will be improved post Chapter 11 with a reduction of the Authorized Shares to 400,000,000 and the Outstanding Shares will be reduced to approximately 202,000,000 shares.”
About Republic of Texas Brands Incorporated:
Our mission is to be the premier Hemp Beverage Company in the USA.
Analyst Update; NXT-ID Inc. Wocket Launches into Waiting Market
SoundView Technology Group releases the recent research update on NXT-ID Inc. (NXTD) (NXTD) and its smart wallet, Wocket™.
Recent developments following the June 11th update include the Company has filed for a NASDAQ application and appointed a new independent Board member to satisfy that requirement for listing.
Wocket Launches into Waiting Market
Kris Tuttle & Stephen Waite – June 11, 2014
Summary: The Wocket™ was officially launched on May 28th at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. All the feedback we received from attending suggests that consumers who get a chance to see and understand it, immediately want one. It’s a viable way to deliver something consumers can use as a digital wallet that is secure, private, and able to handle all their payment, identification, and loyalty needs. The Wocket is really a wallet replacement, and the functional demonstration worked very well. We’ll be monitoring the progress and consumer reaction very closely over the next few months with an eye to validating our IV model, which currently suggests a stock value of $11.70/share. We have also extended our forecast to arrive at a projected IV in 2015 of $20.55.
Additional Details: As a prelude to what will be a more active marketing phase, the event included attendance by the media, investors, analysts, and Miss Universe 2012, which added a special level of energy and media attention.
In addition to elaborating on the key features, there was a live demonstration of using the Wocket to do a typical transaction by swiping the card, just as one does with a standard plastic debit or credit card.
Online preorders are available with first units shipping to consumers in September at a price of $149.99, plus some optional services for customers that require additional protection.
Wocket is NXT-ID’s replacement for a conventional wallet. The heart of it is the device itself which securely stores cards digitally – that covers virtually all of the important cards consumers carry in a wallet today, including credit, debit, ATM, loyalty, gift, ID, membership, insurance, medical information, and coupons. Wocket locks a user’s private information in an electronic “vault” where only an authenticated owner can authorize access to the data. The case provides some space for cash and a driver’s license.
As concerns continue to mount in the U.S. and around the world about identity theft and data hacking, the timing of the launch of the Wocket helps NXT-ID channel media attention into their marketing strategy. The Wocket addresses the important issues not adequately addressed currently by smart phones and other mobile devices.
The biggest advantages are in authentication and security. The Wocket uses biometric technology to provide identity protection and security. All information used with the Wocket is encrypted by the owner’s personal biometric stamp. NXT-ID is a pioneer in biometric technology, and the Wocket incorporates some of the most advanced biometric technology on the market (see our report, “Mobile Security Beyond the Password”, for an in depth discussion of the technology). The device protects whatever information is stored in it so that it cannot be released to any other individual or device without the user’s permission.
All payment cards and other dynamic stripe cards are swiped directly into the Wocket during the initial set-up process. Barcodes and text, such as voter’s registration, loyalty and/or membership cards, may all be scanned or entered into the Wocket. All information is encrypted by the owner’s personal biometric stamp and can be accessed via a low power touch screen or optionally, a voice command.
Information is placed on a tamper-proof encrypted chip inside the Wocket rather than on anywhere in the cloud. Any attempt to access the encrypted chip will result in destroying any information stored on it.
If a Wocket or Wocket card is stolen, the company can guarantee that the Wocket is worthless to anyone besides its owner. The security technology incorporated by the Wocket zeroes out any relevant information on the card dynamically after each use. Hence, the card used with the Wocket becomes a blank piece of plastic to a thief. For added peace of mind, NXT-ID will be offering customers an insurance plan for stolen, misplaced, or lost Wockets.
The Wocket can securely store up to 10,000 items including – debit/credit/loyalty/gift cards, health information, coupons, and miscellaneous records.
Battery life is expected to be one year or more, depending on frequency of use. A light will appear on the device weeks before the battery is due for replacement, so users can replace the conventional lithium ion battery that is widely available at a variety of retail stores around the world.
NXT-ID has an FAQ section on the Wocket website that addresses key questions and issues associated with the device (see: http://wocketwallet.com).
NXT-ID has started taking pre-orders for the Wocket on their website, with plans to ship the first devices in September. Unlike many digital devices on the market today, the Wocket is being manufactured in America. NXT-ID is planning a significant promotional campaign this summer to increase customer awareness and drive more pre-sales.
Sales Projections and Intrinsic Valuation: Over the past year we’ve seen plenty of data showing that there is strong desire for a device like the Wocket. Consumers are still waiting for an actual product to buy and use. Initial sales volumes will depend on initial orders, and initially, on the ability of NXT-ID to ramp production and manage some longer lead time components.
After a review of our current projections and intrinsic valuation (IV) model, we don’t see anything that needs to be changed. However, extending the projections and model out an additional year allows us to publish a 2015 IV estimate of $20.55.
Our current estimate for sales in 2014 is 40K units, which grow fast in later years to reach nearly 1M units in 2018 and 1.5M units in 2019. These unit projections are still very low considering the small penetration rate needed to generate those numbers. If the Wocket is successful, unit growth can be much faster. Many investors were surprised by how quickly new categories like the iPad reached large numbers of units after consumer adoption. We won’t have any real visibility on these longer term projections until 2015, but have a credible working forecast to start with.
Although digital currencies are not the initial focus for the Wocket, we were impressed with the figures showing consumer adoption of bitcoin wallets grew from under 500K to over 5M in one year!
Conclusion: The official launch of the Wocket has certainly increased our confidence in the IV model shown below. As consumers begin to use the device in the real world, we’ll know much more.
There’s huge demand to use digital payments and have a secure digital wallet that is easy to use and genuinely safe. Consumers are nearly clamoring for it. Although other companies have done Kickstarter campaigns and showed slick videos, the NXT-ID Wocket will be helping to define this market in the next few months.
The stock has been holding steady after a major post-IPO run, but our IV clearly shows there is far more to go if the Wocket is delivered on time and consumers have a good experience with it.
About SoundView Research
SoundView conducts independent research in emerging technologies. Our approach is to combine major thematic forces where technology is involved and use analysis to identify the most promising companies and investment opportunities.
Our business model is combination of advisory fees, subscriptions and shared revenue agreements. We measure our success by the quality of our analysis, accuracy of the conclusions and the size and influence of our audience. We apply our own proven approach to valuation that we call intrinsic value (IV) for informing investment decisions and optimizing portfolio management.
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Verde Media Group Inc. Announces Significant Growth of Advisory Board for Beautyject Inc. as Exclusive Technology Approaches North American Release and Distribution
Verde Media Group Inc. (VMGI) has announced that its majority-owned subsidiary, Beautyject Inc. continues to further advance its pool of elite industry professionals on its advisory panel as it prepares its North American product launch. Currently, the company is in advanced discussions with a world-renowned ex-senior executive of one of the largest cosmetics companies in the world to join the Beautyject team.
As a start-up cosmetic company, Beautyject Inc. has already distinguished itself in the industry by assembling a notably strategic team of management and marketing professionals. The company’s CEO, Mr. Sylwin Grinman, holds an Engineering degree from the Universite Paris-Dauphine and Ecole centrale de Paris in France and has been active in the sales, marketing and managerial industries for more than 30 years, specializing in the medical and cosmetic/beauty fields. He was senior VP of International Sales at Injex Pharma AG in Germany from 2010 to 2013 where he was responsible for restructuring worldwide operations and establishing a global distribution network.
Building on Mr. Grinman’s professional history and deep roots in the industry, Beautyject was also able to bring a world-renowned boutique marketing and sales team on board to sell its one-of-a-kind cosmetic technology in North America in the form of Power Shark Capital. Headed by Jean-Jean Pelletier and Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington, Power Shark brings with it the experience and history of marketing and selling over $4 billion dollars in products.
With this type of reach and credentials in the health and wellness industry, Beautyject Inc. has drawn the attention of some of the most influential names in cosmetics. As the most recent potential advisor prepares to officially come on board, Beautyject continues to prepare staging its large-scale sales and marketing initiative across North America.
The company will release further details regarding the addition of said advisor in the near future as it edges ever closer to a hugely successful North American product launch.
William Veve, CEO of Verde Media Group, stated, “The growth of the Beautyject team in such a way as to attract this caliber of industry professionals is testimony to its inevitable success. These professionals, who have played integral roles in other successful product developments and sales campaigns see the potential in this line of innovative products and understandably want to be involved. The parties we’re speaking with now will further cement Beautyject’s deep relations within the industry and it’s marketability to the massive North American markets. We’re very excited and look forward to releasing more information as details solidify.”
About Beautyject Inc.
Beautyject Inc. is a majority owned subsidiary of Verde Media and offers needle-free technology fully adapted to the beauty care and cosmetic markets. The injectors can be used to administer liquid cosmetic products such as Botox, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, and a variety of other products cocktails to the top layers of the skin through a non-invasive, needle-free, painless delivery system. It expects revenues to reach upwards of $25 million by its third year of commercialization.
For more information, visit: http://www.beautyject.com
About Verde Media Group Inc.
Verde Media Group Inc. is a publicly traded company listed on the OTC Markets trading under the stock symbol: VMGI. Verde Media Group Inc. The company consists of three divisions:
Agency Division– The innovative Agency division services- public relations, marketing, and transaction functions for corporate clientele.
BioTech Division– The Biotech Division manages a portfolio of biotech companies and the VMBD division undertakes the business of developing and producing high value bio-products from renewable biomass. The focus and criterion is to develop proprietary microbial technologies with low risk scale-up methods employing low cost feedstock.
Entertainment Division– The company operates a managed media company with production, distribution, development, and acquisition functions for film and television.
For more information, visit http://www.verdemediagroup.com, or connect with the company on Facebook. Twitter- @Verdemediagroup