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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Investorideas.com Weekly Top 10 Inbound Searches for Week of July 20th include Natural Gas Stocks, Water Stocks, Renewable Energy Stocks, and Gold Mining Stocks

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta, B.C.–July 22 , 2009 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal, and one of the first online investor resources providing in-depth information on renewable energy and water, natural gas stocks and other sectors announces this weeks top ten search phrases from inbound investors .

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Biotech/Pharma Stocks Sector Close- Up- Human Genome Sciences (NASDAQ:HGSI) up over 200%


POINT ROBERTS, Wash., July 20, 2009 www.BiotechIndustryStocks.com, a global investor website for the biotechnology sector within Investorideas.com, presents a biotech stocks sector close- up following sharp gains from Human Genome Sciences (NASDAQ:HGSI).

Biotech Stock News - Human Genome Sciences (NASDAQ:HGSI) and GlaxoSmithKline Announce Positive Phase 3 Study Results for BENLYSTA(TM) in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

BENLYSTA (Belimumab) Met Its Primary Efficacy Endpoint by Achieving a Statistically Significant Improvement in Patient Response Rate Versus Placebo in BLISS-52; First Drug for Lupus to Reach This Advanced Stage of Clinical Development and Achieve Positive Results, in the Largest Randomized Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial Ever Completed in SLE Patients

Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:HGSI) and GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) - July 20, 2009 -today announced that BENLYSTA(TM) (belimumab, formerly LymphoStat-B?) met the primary endpoint in BLISS-52, the first of two pivotal Phase 3 trials in patients with serologically active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In the placebo-controlled BLISS-52 study, the results showed that BENLYSTA plus standard of care achieved a clinically and statistically significant improvement in patient response rate at Week 52, compared with standard of care alone. Study results also showed that belimumab was generally well tolerated, with adverse event rates comparable between belimumab and placebo treatment groups.
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3SBio Inc. (NasdaqGS:SSRX) 3SBio Inc. is a leading, fully integrated biotechnology company focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical products, primarily in China.

Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (NasdaqCM: ASTM) Aastrom is a leader in the development of autologous cell products for the repair or regeneration of human tissue. The Company's proprietary Tissue Repair Cell (TRC) technology involves the use of a patient's own cells to manufacture products to treat a range of chronic diseases and serious injuries. Aastrom's TRC-based products contain increased numbers of stem and early progenitor cells, produced from a small amount of bone marrow collected from the patient. The TRC technology platform has positioned Aastrom to advance multiple products into clinical development. Ongoing development activities are focused on applications of the technology to cardiac and vascular regeneration. The Company currently has a cardiovascular regeneration product in Phase II development for the treatment of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) (called the IMPACT-DCM trial) and critical limb ischemia (called the RESTORE-CLI trial).

ABAXIS, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX) Abaxis develops, manufactures and markets portable blood analysis systems for use in any veterinary or human patient-care setting to provide clinicians with rapid blood constituent measurements. The system consists of a compact, 5.1 kilogram (11.2 pounds), portable analyzer and a series of single-use plastic discs, called reagent discs that contain all the chemicals required to perform a panel of up to 13 tests on veterinary patients and 14 tests on human patients. The system can be operated with minimal training and performs multiple routine tests on whole blood, serum or plasma samples. The system provides test results in less than 12 minutes with the precision and accuracy equivalent to a clinical laboratory analyzer.

ABBOTT LABORATORIES (NYSE: ABT) Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics. The company employs more than 68,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries.

ABIOMED INC (NasdaqGM:ABMD) Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Abiomed, Inc., is a leading provider of medical devices that provide circulatory support to acute heart failure patients across the continuum of care in heart recovery. Our products are designed to enable the heart to rest, heal and recover by improving blood flow and/or performing the pumping of the heart.

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NasdaqGM: ACAD) ACADIA is a biopharmaceutical company utilizing innovative technology to fuel drug discovery and clinical development of novel treatments for central nervous system disorders. ACADIA is focused on developing a portfolio of its four most advanced product candidates, including pimavanserin in Phase III for Parkinson's disease psychosis, a product candidate in Phase II for chronic pain and a product candidate in Phase I for glaucoma, both in collaboration with Allergan, and ACP-106 in IND-track development. All of the product candidates in ACADIA's pipeline emanate from discoveries made using its proprietary drug discovery platform.

ACAMBIS PLC ADS (OTCPK:ACAMY) Acambis is a vaccine company developing novel vaccines that address significant unmet medical needs or substantially improve upon current standards of care.

Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCPK:ABPIQ) Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Other OTC: ABPI) is committed to building significant value for its stockholders through the commercialization of patent-protected disruptive healthcare technologies designed to be positioned as leading products for the treatment of a broad range of chronic, debilitating and life-threatening diseases including respiratory, autoimmune and cancer indications.

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (NasdaqGM:ACOR) Acorda Therapeutics is a biotechnology company developing therapies for spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and related nervous system disorders. The Company's marketed products include Zanaflex Capsules® (tizanidine hydrochloride), a short-acting drug for the management of spasticity. The Company's pipeline includes a number of products in development for the treatment, regeneration and repair of the spinal cord and brain.

Acrongenomics, Inc. (OTCBB: AGNM) Acrongenomics Inc. is a publicly traded company that focuses on investing in and commercializing novel technology platforms concerning the Life Sciences sector. Acrongenomics brings novel and realistic concepts to market by transforming scientific innovations into tangible, consumer-orientated applications. The company has its headquarters in London, England

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Treasury Awards $8 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Native Communities

At Event on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, CDFI Fund Director Gambrell Announces Awards for Native Community Development Financial Institutions

July 1, 2009
Kyle, SD - As part of the Obama Administration's continued investment in economic development in communities around the country through the Recovery Act, Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund Director Donna J. Gambrell today announced $8 million in financial assistance awards for 10 CDFIs committed to serving economically distressed Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities across the nation.

"These Native CDFIs are transforming their communities by helping to create businesses and needed jobs, provide affordable housing and build vital community facilities in places that desperately need them. They are providing personal financial education and developing business skills in communities that have been excluded from our nation's economic mainstream and they are helping to change the lives of the people they serve," said Gambrell. "In addition to the Recovery Act awards announced today, I'm pleased to announce that the CDFI Fund is releasing a new Native Initiatives five-year strategic plan reaffirming our commitment to overcoming the barriers to capital within Native communities."


The event was hosted by The Lakota Funds, a Treasury certified Native CDFI that provides microloans, small business loans, and business training and technical assistance to members of the Oglala Sioux Nation living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The announcement was held at the Lakota Trade Center, a 13,000 square foot building supported by The Lakota Funds that provides prime office space for reservation businesses and programs. The center has given rise to The Lakota Funds' award-winning Wawókiye Business Institute that provides entrepreneurs with training and a support network of local, regional, and national business experts.


Also announced at the event were the names of the 26 Native institutions selected from across the nation to receive an aggregate total of $3.3 million in technical assistance grants under the Native American CDFI Assistance Program made possible through the CDFI Fund's FY 2009 annual appropriations.


Recognized at the event were five South Dakota-based award recipients: First Nations Oweesta Corporation (Rapid City); Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial, Inc. (Pine Ridge); The Lakota Funds (Kyle); Four Bands Community Fund, Inc. (Eagle Butte); and The Harvest Initiative, Inc. (Fort Thompson) – all of which are leaders serving the community development needs of their Native communities.

The awardees were selected after a competitive review of 49 applications received by the CDFI Fund from organizations across the nation that requested $16.5 million in funding under the 2009 round of the NACA Program.


The CDFI Fund's Native Initiatives work to increase access to credit, capital, and financial services in communities by creating and expanding CDFIs primarily serving Native communities. This is achieved by funding programs and providing a series of training programs to organizations working in Native areas. The CDFI Fund's Native Initiatives also makes financial assistance awards to certified Native CDFIs and provides grants to Native organizations to help them build the capacity to become a certified Native CDFI.


For more information about these awards, or about the CDFI Fund and its programs, please visit the Fund's website at: http://www.cdfifund.gov.

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