CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, February 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
FinancialNewsMedia.com "Active Health Stocks to Watch" for today: Advaxis, Inc., (ADXS), Generex Biotechnology Corporation (GNBT), GrowLife, Inc. (PHOT), YaFarm Technologies, Inc. (YFRM), Hokutou Holdings International Inc. (HKTU).
Headline News Summaries: Advaxis, Inc., (ADXS), a leader in developing the next generation of immunotherapies for cancer and infectious diseases, and is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing the next generation of immunotherapies for cancer and infectious diseases. Advaxis immunotherapies are based on a novel platform technology using live, attenuated bacteria that are bio-engineered to secrete antigen/adjuvant fusion protein(s) designed to redirect the powerful immune response all human beings have to the bacterium to the cancer itself. ADXS closed up 24.51% yesterday on above average volume trading of over 8.6Million shares.
Generex Biotechnology Corporation (GNBT) recently explained the potential of the technology platform used as the basis for its novel breast cancer immunotherapy product AE37. AE37 is currently in late Phase IIb clinical development and has garnered considerable attention based upon favorable results from interim analysis of its controlled, randomized, and blinded trial in women with early stage breast cancer. The main potential advantage cancer immunotherapy like AE37 has compared to other cancer therapies is the ability to direct the body's immune system against targeted cancer cells, similar to other vaccines that direct the immune system against targeted infections. Obviously, the difficulty in treating cancer this way is that it arises from our own tissues rather than from an outside organism. It requires extra coaxing for the immune system to recognize and attack cancer cells that are similar (relatively on the surface) to a person's normal cells. The proprietary modification that is incorporated into AE37, termed Ii-Key, is what gives AE37 the added potency required to activate and direct the immune system to go after cancer cells. The 'payload' in AE37 is a fragment protein associated with cancer cells, best known in breast cancer, but also known for its occurrence in other cancers, called HER2. GNBT closed up 20.25% yesterday on high volume trading of over 11.8Million shares.
GrowLife, Inc. (PHOT) (formerly Phototron Holding, Inc.) is a company with core holdings in innovative technology-based products and services for the indoor gardening industry and specialty markets. These brands include Stealth Grow, a producer of grow room automation equipment and hi-powered LED grow light products for indoor horticulture, Greners.com, the online hydroponics superstore and Phototron, producer of hydroponic grow containers, which are designed to grow vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruits in any environment. After trading near record high volume on Monday, PHOT closed down slightly 4.55% yesterday on high volume trading of over 52.1Million shares.
YaFarm Technologies, Inc. (YFRM) is pleased to announce this week that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Integrative Stem Cell Institute (the ISCI). The ISCI is a pioneer in the field of cell-based regenerative medicine. Combining a world-class medical facility with a state-of-the-art laboratory, the ISCI provides investigational treatments to patients as part of clinical studies, while providing long-term follow up to advance these promising therapies. The acquisition of the ISCI provides the Company with an entry into stem cell research and treatment. With the advent of regenerative medicine, clinics such as the ISCI have taken the years of scientific research and started to apply them to treatment of patients. YFRM closed up 164.33% yesterday on high volume trading of over 12.3Million shares.
Hokutou Holdings International Inc. (HKTU) announced this week it has launched its new supplement and nutraceuticals company. The Company offers natural health supplement products at affordable prices. The Company's brand name is Live Young Naturals. The Company's mission is to provide effective healthy natural supplements to maintain and improve overall health and well-being. Additionally, the Company is passionate about pursuing cutting-edge innovations in the nutraceutical market that will assist those seeking greater wellness. The entire Live Young Naturals product line is manufactured in the U.S. at FDA-approved facilities. HKTU closed down 9.09% yesterday on volume trading of over 2.35Million shares.
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