EDITOR: | September 9th, 2013 | 8 Comments

Graphite & Graphene Week-in-Review: sector heading in the right direction; Focus/Grafoid make headlines (again)

| September 09, 2013 | 8 Comments

Graphite & Graphene Week-in-Review (August 30 – September 6, 2013): The InvestorIntel Graphite & Graphene members stock performance is heading in the right direction — up slightly last week, gaining +0.28% overall. It was a shortened work week in the US and Canada with the Labor/Labour Day holiday, so there wasn’t a whole lot of news. But quantity has no reflection on quality as evidenced by the very promising and exciting graphene news that will be of interest to anyone who has been directly or indirectly touched by cancer… like my mother, who almost died from stage IV lung cancer.

Focus Graphite Inc. (TSXV: FMS | OTCQX: FCSMF) may have been a little up and a little down on the American and Canadian exchanges respectively, but the real news was what Focus’ partner Grafoid Inc. announced on September 5th. Grafoid (if you don’t know about Grafoid and you’re into graphene, you really have to check Grafoid out) announced the formation of Calevia Inc. — a joint-venture partnership with ProScanRx Pharma Inc. to develop an entirely new graphene-based nanotechnology platform for the precise targeting and thermal eradication of solid cancer tumors. Yes, graphene and possible cancer treatment! Focus and Grafoid President and CEO Gary Economo commented:

 “Calevia’s unique targeted photothermal therapy aim to overcome the side effects and strong limitations of common cancer therapies, such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Calevia sets a clear example to the world how graphene technologies serve humanity.”

Gary further explained that the Calevia partnership combines ProScan’s established cellular antibody targeting technologies with Grafoid’s patent-pending MesoGraf Xide graphene to eradicate cancer cells in a non-invasive manner. I’m a big fan of graphene trailblazer Dr. Gordon Chiu (he’s the co-founder of Grafoid and Focus’ head scientist) and he serves as co-manager and advisor to Calevia. Tracy mentioned to me that the great Dr. Luc Duchesne would be writing about this, so be on the lookout for that article.

Highlights of the past week:

Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSXV: LMR | OTCQX: LMRMF) was up +16.94% for the week on the American exchange, without any news. I said it last week, but I’ll say again (and actually do it this time)… I look forward to an update with Paul Gill today or tomorrow. I am anxious to find out what Lomiko and collaborating partner Graphene Laboratories are up to.

Shares in Flinders Resources Ltd. (TSXV: FDR) were up +9.26% last week on the September 3rd announcement of the positive preliminary economic assessment (PEA) of the company’s 100% owned and fully permitted Woxna Graphite Project, centrally located in the Kingdom of Sweden. I have always been fond of Flinders and I’m not alone; so have many investors. You may recall that Flinders had a “July to remember” when the company’s stock price jumped a whopping +79.22% for the month.

Starting next week, InvestorIntel is going to be including a Graphene Roundup in the Graphite & Graphene Week-in-Review, where we will present to you a summary of the most compelling graphene stories/advancements of the previous week.

Without further ado, here are your numbers for last week: 




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  • Dr. Copper

    Zenyatta not happy campers today looking at latest press release. Is it not time the self-pronounced ‘King of the Graphite pile’ Mr. S. Moores realize that half their information on Indmin is outright wrong and in-correct. One of my biggest regrets was to subscribe to their rubbish and I wont renew it either.

    September 10, 2013 - 10:54 AM

    • Tracy Weslosky

      Thank you Dr. Copper – members of my team have asked me whether this newsletter writer’s actions are legal. I am not a lawyer but I am working on a commentary that ‘may’ use adjectives such as: ill-informed, malicious, and vitriolic. I would like to thank this newsletter writer (refuse to acknowledge name) for providing me inspiration for my annual Top 10 Newsletter Writers. Let me add — this one has never made my top 50. “Who?” was my initial response….the self espoused ‘King of the Graphite pile’ is about to be taken out on the playground by the ‘Queen of Rare Earths’….

      September 10, 2013 - 11:30 AM

  • Jim S.

    My money is on the Queen of Rare Earths. Looking forward to more information on Zenyatta.

    September 10, 2013 - 11:47 AM

  • Dr. Copper

    Jealousy is an evil thing generally people don’t like to lose out
    but in his case it was never an issue of if but how. Zenyatta must
    be seriously fuming going arms length with TMX. Cant wait to
    hear Moore, Simon.

    September 10, 2013 - 12:11 PM

  • A Graphoid guy

    quote “Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSXV: LMR | OTCQX: LMRMF) was up +16.94% for the week on the American exchange, without any news. I said it last week, but I’ll say again (and actually do it this time)… I look forward to an update with Paul Gill today or tomorrow. I am anxious to find out what Lomiko and collaborating partner Graphene Laboratories are up to.”

    OK . ?????????????????????????????

    September 13, 2013 - 11:03 AM

    • Tracy Weslosky

      I spoke with Paul Gill of Lomiko this morning and Sue will be scheduling a video interview with him for the week after next. Ok? (note that I only need 1 question mark)

      September 13, 2013 - 5:16 PM

  • Thanks, Tracy

    Tracy, I look forward to all of you and your teams great reporting. Lokimo and Focus are of particular interest to me for as I see it, these two companies will lead the North American graphine sector with regard to vertical integration and “this” is the void that I believe needs to be filled.
    Thanks for doing such a good job keeping us all informed.

    September 13, 2013 - 7:55 PM

  • Thanks, Tracy


    September 13, 2013 - 7:57 PM

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