The Mission Report

Noble Financial Capital Markets Conference

January 22nd-23rd, 2013
Hard Rock Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACHN)

Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of treatments for infectious diseases. The company is primarily engaged in the development of antivirals for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection (HCV), and the development of antibacterials for the treatment of resistant bacterial infections. ACHN currently is developing four drug candidates for the treatment of HCV. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.achillion.com.

Advaxis Inc. (ADXS)

Advaxis Inc. (OTCBB: ADXS) is a leading clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in developing next-generation immunotherapies for cancer and infectious diseases. The company’s immunotherapies are based on a novel platform technology that uses live, attenuated bacteria that are bio-engineered to secrete antigen/adjuvant fusion protein(s) designed to redirect the human immune response from the bacterium to the cancer itself. The company’s lead construct, ADXS-HPV, was named “Best Therapeutic Vaccine (approved or in development)” at the 2012 Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) Awards. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.advaxis.com.

Amtech Systems Inc. (ASYS)

Amtech Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) is a global provider of thermal processing systems and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) industries. It sells these products to manufacturers of solar cells, silicon wafers, and semi-conductors worldwide. ASYS also offers plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) and phosphorus silicate glass (PSG) equipment. It manufactures polishing templates, steel carriers, and double-sided polishing and lapping machines to fabricators of light-emitting diodes (LED’s), optics, quartz, ceramics, and metal parts. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.amtechsystems.com.

Arotech Corp. (ARTX)

Arotech Corp. (NASDAQ: ARTX) is a defense and security products and services company engaged in interactive simulation for military, law enforcement, and commercial markets; and batteries and charging systems for the military. ARTX manufactures and sells lithium and Zinc-Air batteries through its Battery and Power Systems Division. It manufactures and sells Zinc-Air batteries, rechargeable batteries, and battery chargers for the military through its subsidiary Electric Fuel Battery Corp. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.arotech.com.

AtheroNova Inc. (AHRO)

AtheroNova Inc. (OTC: AHRO), operating through its wholly owned subsidiary AtheroNova Operations, is focused on the discovery, research, development, and licensing of novel compounds designed to reduce or eliminate atherosclerotic plague deposits in humans. In addition to its lead compound, AHRO-001, AHRO expects to develop multiple applications for its patents-pending therapies to address cardiovascular disease, stroke, peripheral artery disease, dementia and Alzheimer's, and erectile dysfunction, all of which have been linked to atherosclerosis. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.atheronova.com.

Belo Corp. (BLC)

Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC) is a pure-play television company that owns 20 television stations that reach 14% of United States television households, including American Broadcasting Company (ABC), Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), National Broadcasting Company (NBC), FOX, The CW Network (CW) and MyNetwork TV (MNTV) affiliates, and their associated Web sites, in 15 markets across the United States. BLC also owns two local and two regional cable news channels and holds ownership interests in one other cable news channel. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.belo.com.

Computer Task Group Inc. (CTGX)

Computer Task Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CTGX) develops IT solutions for companies in several higher-growth industries including healthcare, energy, and technology services. CTG offers hospitals, physician groups, and regional health information exchanges a full range of electronic medical record services. Additionally, CTGX has developed for the healthcare provider and payer markets unique, proprietary software solutions that support better and lower cost healthcare. CTG also provides managed services IT staffing for major technology companies and large corporations. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.ctg.com.

Cumulus Media Inc. (CMLS)

Cumulus Media Inc. (NASDAQ: CMLS) owns and operates commercial radio station clusters throughout the United States. The company has approximately 525 stations in 110 markets, a fully distributed programming network serving more than 4,500 affiliates nationwide and SweetJack, a local deals platform. CMLS strives to create the next generation radio broadcasting and digital enterprise based on great people and technological excellence. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.cumulus.com.

Cytomedix Inc. (CMXI)

Cytomedix Inc. (OTC: CMXI) is a biotech company focused on developing and licensing regenerative biological therapies to primarily address the areas of wound care, infection control, and orthopedic surgery in the United States. CMXI markets the AutoloGel™ System for use on a variety of exuding wounds and the Angel® Concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma System, a blood processing device and disposable products used for the separation of whole blood or a mixture of blood and bone marrow, into red cells, platelet poor plasma (PPP), and PRP in surgical settings. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.cytomedix.com.

Direct Insite Corp. (DIRI)

Direct Insite Corp. (OTC: DIRI) delivers cloud-based e-invoicing solutions for AP, AR, and payments automation. DIRI’s Invoices On-Line (IOL) suite simplifies AP and AR processes such as: electronic invoice distribution and submission; purchase order submission, distribution and acknowledgement, invoice processing and validation, line-item matching, approval routing, invoice consolidation, dispute management, e-payment processing, and reporting and analysis. DIRI sells its products primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.directinsite.com.

Dot Hill Systems Corp. (HILL)

Dot Hill Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: HILL) develops a range of software and hardware storage systems for the entry and mid-range storage markets. The company's storage solutions consist of integrated hardware, firmware, and software products. HILL offers storage systems in Fibre Channel Internet small computer systems interface (iSCSI) and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) host interfaces. The company also offers enterprise class RAID software for industry standard Windows and Linux servers, as well as storage management applications. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.dothill.com.

Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (ESIO)

Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: ESIO) is engaged in high-technology manufacturing equipment for the microtechnology industry. Its advanced laser systems enable structuring and testing of micron to submicron features in components and devices which are used in a variety of end products in the consumer electronics, computer, communications, and other industries. Its advanced laser microengineering systems allow semiconductor, microelectronics, and other microtechnology manufacturers to physically alter select device features during high-volume production. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.esi.com.

Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (ETAK)

Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETAK) provides business software and services to the telecommunications and financial services industry the Netherlands, rest of Europe, Hong Kong, the Middle East, and the Americas. It offers various products, such as remote health care, credit card fraud prevention, mobile Internet ID security, multi-country discounted phone services, loyalty management services, and a range of other customized mobile services. The company also provides landline network outsourcing services. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.elephanttalk.com.

Five Star Quality Care Inc. (FVE)

Five Star Quality Care Inc. (NYSE: FVE) is a senior living and healthcare services company. As of September 30, 2012, the company operated 252 senior living communities located in 30 states. FVE’s facilities include 31 company-owned communities; 191 leased and operated communities; and 30 managed communities. These communities include independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing communities. The company also operates two leased rehabilitation hospitals. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.fivestarseniorliving.com.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (KTOS)

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) provides war fighter solutions and security related services. The company provides mission critical engineering, IT services, and war fighter solutions primarily for United States National Security priorities. KTOS’ principal services include command, control, communications, computing, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C5ISR), weapon systems lifecycle support, military weapon range and technical services, network engineering services, advanced information technology services, security and surveillance systems, and critical infrastructure design and integration services. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.kratosdefense.com.

Medistem Inc. (MEDS)

Medistem Inc. (OTC: MEDS) is focused on the development of the Endometrial Regenerative Cell (ERC), a universal donor adult stem cell product that possesses specialized abilities to stimulate new blood vessel growth and can differentiate into nine different tissues. These unique properties have applications for treatment of critical limb ischemia (CLI), congestive heart failure (CHF), neurodegenerative diseases, liver failure, kidney failure, and diabetes. ERCs have been cleared by the FDA to begin studies in the United States. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.medisteminc.com.

Outdoor Channel Holdings Inc. (OUTD)

Outdoor Channel Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OUTD) is an entertainment and media company operating in three business segments: The Outdoor Channel (TOC), Production Services, and Aerial Cameras. The Outdoor Channel is a national television network that provides traditional outdoor related lifestyle programming and outdoorchannel.com. The Production Services segment engages in the production, development, and marketing of sports programming. The Aerial Cameras segment primarily provides suspended aerial camera services to media networks for inclusion in the network’s production of sporting events. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.outdoorchannel.com.

PAR Technology Corp. (PAR)

PAR Technology Corp. (NYSE: PAR) conducts business in two business segments: Hospitality and Government. The Hospitality segment offers hardware, software technology solutions, and a range of support services to businesses and organizations in the global hospitality industries. The Government segment provides a range of technical services for the United States Department of Defense and other federal, state, and local governmental organizations. PAR’s subsidiary, PAR Springer-Miller Systems provides guest-centric property management solutions. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.partech.com.

PharMerica Corp. (PMC)

PharMerica Corp. (NYSE: PMC) is a leading institutional pharmacy, specialty infusion, and hospital pharmacy management services company servicing healthcare facilities in the United States. PMC operates pharmacies in 45 states. The company’s customers are institutional healthcare providers, such as nursing centers, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and other long-term care providers. In addition, the company provides specialty infusion pharmaceuticals to patients in a home setting. PMC also provides pharmacy management services to long-term care hospitals. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.pharmerica.com.

NetScout Systems Inc. (NTCT)

NetScout Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) designs, develops, manufactures, markets, licenses, sells, and supports market application and network performance management and service assurance solutions for the Internet protocol (IP) based service delivery environments. The company’s products are used by commercial enterprises, governmental agencies, and telecommunication service providers worldwide. NTCT’s solutions enable IT staff to predict, preempt, and resolve network and service delivery problems while facilitating the optimization and capacity planning of the network infrastructure. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.netscout.com.

Safeguard Scientifics Inc. (SFE)

Safeguard Scientifics Inc. (NYSE: SFE) provides growth capital for entrepreneurial and innovative life sciences and technology companies. The firm targets life sciences companies in molecular and point-of-care diagnostics, medical devices, regenerative medicine, specialty pharmaceuticals and selected healthcare services; and technology companies in Internet / new media, financial services IT, healthcare IT and selected business services with capital requirements of up to $25 million. SFE participates in expansion financings, corporate spin-outs, management buyouts, recapitalizations, industry consolidations, and early-stage financings. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.safeguard.com.

Sparton Corp. (SPA)

Sparton Corp. (NYSE: SPA) provides electromechanical devices with capabilities that include concept development, industrial design, design and manufacturing engineering, production, distribution, and field service. SPA operates in three segments: Medical Device, Complex Systems, and Defense and Security Systems. The company serves the medical, military and aerospace, and industrial and instrumentation markets through three reportable business segments: Medical Device (Medical), Complex Systems (CS), and Defense & Security Systems (DSS). For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.sparton.com.

Spirit Airlines Inc. (SAVE)

Spirit Airlines Inc. (NASDAQ: SAVE) is an airline company that provides services principally throughout the domestic United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. The company’s non-ticket revenues are generated from air travel-related fees paid by the ticketed passenger through baggage, bookings through its distribution channels, ticket change fees, the sale of food, beverages and other items on board, commissions from the sales of hotel rooms, trip insurance, and rental cars and other items related specifically to an itinerary. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.spirit.com.

Stellar Biotechnologies Inc. (SBOTF)

Stellar Biotechnologies Inc. (OTC: SBOTF) produces and markets keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH), as well as develops technology related to the culture and production of KLH and KLH subunit formulations in the United States and Europe. The company’s KLH is an immunogenic high-molecular-weight protein, which is used in cancer and therapeutic vaccines for lymphoma, bladder, breast, colon, sarcoma, small cell lung cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and post-traumatic stress disorder chemical dependencies. For further information, visit the company's Web site www.stellarbiotechnologies.com.

VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (VSTA)

VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (OTC: VSTA) is focused on applying human pluripotent stem cell technology for drug rescue and cell therapy. The company’s Human Clinical Trials in a Test Tube is a pluripotent stem cell technology platform for predictive toxicology, drug development, and drug rescue. Its drug rescue activities combine this technology with modern medicinal chemistry to generate novel chemical variants of once-promising small-molecule drug candidates. Its small molecule drug candidate, AV-101, is completing phase 1 development for treatment of neuropathic pain. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at: www.vistagen.com.

 
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