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Matt Birney is the author and a Director of Bulls N Bears which is a joint venture between the Business News and Birney Corporate Communications. Bulls N Bears is an ASX release distribution platform that "turbo charges" the reach of public company announcements by utilizing the significant resources and public following of the Business News. Bulls N Bears delivers public company announcements to the tens of thousands of Business News subscribers, distributes it on Twitter to targeted financial markets participants and sends it to its 1000 strong database of financial journalists at every significant media outlet across Australia. Bulls N Bears also records and distributes radio interviews with public company CEO's for the purposes of thoroughly exploring the ramifications of a company announcement before uploading the link to each interview to its unique web portal that sits inside the Business News website. 

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Analytica incontinence device comes up trumps in clinical trial

Medical device company Analytica have produced a set of clinical trial results that according to the company, tick every major box in the fight against urinary stress incontinence in women. They recently put a mark 2 version of their urinary incontinence device known as the "PeriCoach" to the test in independent clinical trials with some rather interesting results. 

MGC Pharma on track to complete medical cannabis extraction facility in Slovenia

ASX-listed MGC Pharmaceuticals are on schedule to complete a major commercial and operational milestone, with their medical grade cannabis extraction facility nearing completion in Slovenia. The new facility will allow the Perth-based company to ramp up its production of cannabis derivative cannabidiol to 3,000kg per year.

Neometals unveils lucrative Cobalt recycling technology

Bringing one of the world's largest Lithium mines into production would be enough for many companies, however Neometals are keen to show they still have much more in their armory. They recently unveiled potentially lucrative new technology for recycling cobalt from used Lithium ion batteries that could produce a net present value of at least US$84m over 10 years.

Broker tips 60% lift for Neometals after Lithium production success

Neometals have dealt themselves into an even better position at the newly commissioned Mt Marion Lithium mine by securing improved off-take and mining services agreements with their major partners. The new agreements effectively boost production by 20% and give Neometals upside exposure to the tightening global Lithium market.

US military signs agreement with Sky and Space Global

ASX-listed Sky and Space Global has signed a deal with the US Defence Department that will ensure the Perth company's nano-satellites are kept safe as they orbit the earth in space. The agreement comes as the company counts down to the launch of its first 3 trial voice, text and data nano-satellites in the second quarter of this year.

CV Check bolsters board with appointment of Cameron-Dow

Online CV screening and verification company CV Check has bolstered its board with the appointment of experienced public company director George Cameron-Dow as Non-Executive Director. He is also a non-executive director of ASX listed EVE Investments and previously sat on the boards of Bioxyne Ltd, Windward Resources and Xceed Capital.

Marijuana trials for epileptic children

In a bold move, ASX-listed MGC Pharmaceuticals has announced it will undertake a new clinical trial to detremine how medicinal cannabis could potentially treat young epilepsy sufferers. The Perth-based company believes the study could present a significant commercial opportunity in the medical marijuana space and it may add a third revenue stream for the company. 

Auroch plays hardball with Xtract Resources over debt

Auroch Minerals have played hardball with AIM listed Xtract Resources over an unpaid debt owing to Auroch for the sale of the Manica Gold Project in Mozambique in March last year. Under the terms of the original AUD$12m sale, Xtract were able to defer USD$2.5m until three months after the sale but only managed to pay down about USD$850,000 of the final USD$2.5m 

Punters line up for Blackham’s $35m raise

Blackham Resources have all the funding they need to charge ahead with a doubling of production from 100,000 ounces to 200,000 ounces of gold a year following a heavily oversubscribed placement that raised $35 million. The money will be used for a massive drill program, the progressing of a feasibility study to double production and to order long lead time items.

MGC Pharma finalises strategic deal with Czech medical cannabis player

ASX-listed MGC Pharmaceuticals has completed the acquisition of Czech-based medical cannabis company Panax Pharma. The deal will boost MGC's research capabilities by giving the company access to leading growing and research facilities in the Czech Republic.  MGC said it had settled on a binding heads of agreement to acquire up to 100 per cent equity in Panax. 

PharmAust subsidiary Epichem posts record revenue in January

ASX listed PharmAust's wholly owned subsidiary Epichem has posted a record monthly revenue result for January. Pharmaust is developing a promising anti-cancer drug known as "Monepantel" at the Perth based Epichem facility that also undertakes contract work for some of the worlds leading pharmaceutical companies 

Mt Marion joins the ranks of Australian Lithium producers

Australia has a new Lithium producer and WA's Lithium boom is well and truly underway. Neometal's giant Mt Marion mine near Coolgardie, this week joined the ranks of Lithium producers as the first shipment of concentrates sailed for delivery to Chinese partner Ganfeng Lithium. Ganfeng will take 100% of the project concentrates for the next three years.

Lithium Australia look to create world’s largest Lithium landholding with takeover bid

Lithium Australia say they would have one of the world's largest Lithium development and exploration portfolio's under one roof if shareholders of fellow ASX listed Lithium player Lepidico accept their audacious takeover bid launched today. It would also bring together two Lithium processing technologies under one roof and end the costly IP legal battle between the parties. 

Peppermint to lever Philippines operation to create Australian remittance business

Mobile banking and payments company Peppermint Innovation will lever off their burgeoning Philippines mobile payments business to create a new international money remittance business in Australia this year. It will make good use of Peppermint's entrenched position within the Philippines banking market to provide money transfers between the two countries. 

Northern Minerals close to decision on heavy rare earths plant in W.A

Australia could soon have its first heavy rare earths mine after Northern Minerals said they were rapidly approaching a final investment decision at the Browns Range project in northern WA. The Perth-based company took some big strides with the project in the past quarter, including the appointment of Sinosteel MECC as EPC contractor.

Dodgy job seekers on notice as CV Check revenues hike by 50%

If the extraordinary revenue growth of Perth based, ASX listed CV Check is any guide, employers are clearly becoming more and more suspicious of dodgy CV's being submitted by job seekers. Employers appear to be embracing the concept of stress testing a job candidate's CV after CV Check posted a 50% jump in quarterly revenues for the December quarter.

Blackham strikes deal to mine neighboring gold deposit at Wiluna

Blackham Resources looks set to add another revenue stream at Wiluna by striking a deal with ASX-listed GWR Group to mine their neighboring West Wiluna gold deposits on a profit share arrangement. The West Wiluna gold project, just 40kms from Blackham's newly recommissioned Wiluna gold plant, contains an estimated gold resource of more than 250,000 ounces.

Independent review identifies 11 high priority gold targets for Troy

Troy Resources have developed some exciting new exploration targets near their Karouni gold mine in Guyana, South America, including a new prospect measuring 1200m by 150m. The new targets stem from a major review of historical geophysical data that may have generated some breakthrough ideas for targeting gold in the Karouni mine area.

Pharmaust banks $400k rebate from Feds after successful anti cancer trials

ASX listed PharmAust has received a $400,000 rebate from the Federal Government in recognition of their cutting edge research and development program being undertaken at two of the Perth-based company's wholly owned subsidiaries.  Pharmaust's new anti-cancer drug, Monepantel, has been powering though human and K9 trials with considerable success. 

Lithium lurking just below surface at Lake Johnston say Lithium Australia

Lithium Australia's exciting Lake Johnston project is looking good after a geophysical survey identified multiple new targets that could represent Lithium-bearing pegmatites lurking just below surface. Lake Johnston, 420km east of Perth, shot to prominence with the nearby discovery of the sizeable Earl Grey Lithium deposit.

Sipa looking to sniff out “tier one” mineral resources in two continents

Sipa Resources have kicked off their 2017 exploration programs in both Uganda and the Paterson region in the north of W.A. The company is a little different to many other exploration hopefuls in so much as both of their projects appear to boast huge mineralized systems and if they can find the source of the mineralization they may well have at least one and maybe two tier 1 projects. 

MGC to test cannabis skin care product in human trials

ASX-listed MGC Pharmaceuticals march towards full commercialisation of its cannabis-based dermatological skin care line is a step closer with the company announcing the start of human clinical trials of its products. The company says it plans to commence sales of its unique derma skin care range that will target acne amongst other things from September.

Pilbara Minerals Lithium resource cracks 155m tonnes

Pilbara Minerals' Lithium deposit at Pilgangoora has increased in size yet again after more drilling success and the acquisition of the neighbouring Lynas Find deposit. The Pilgangoora project near Port Hedland is now firmly established as one of the world's largest hard rock Lithium deposits and is on track to become a globally significant producer this year.

Sky and Space Global successfully completes nano-satellite construction

ASX listed Sky and Space Global has successfully completed the assembly of its "3 Diamonds" trial nano-satellites, with the Perth-based company now moving to the final phase of preparations ahead of the launch of its miniature satellite prototypes for its narrow band telco network that will service remote and regional areas and industries such as shipping and aviation. 

Blackham Resources shares soar 75% this year

Blackham Resources dogged determination to more than double their predicted gold production to 200,000 ounces p/a via a sustained exploration program is attracting the attention of the gold bulls with the company's stock soaring 75% since the start of 2017. This week Blackham announced another resource upgrade from 6m ounces to 6.4mounces in Wiluna. 

Troy hits 29m mineralised drill intersection in South America

Troy Resources has reported some impressively long mineralised drill intersections from recent, near mine drilling at its Karouni Gold mine in South America . The Perth-based company says it has identified favourable geological domains for gold deposits at its Goldstar, Hicks 4, and Smarts NW prospects with intersections up to 29m long. 

Pilbara Minerals award $138m build contract for Pilgangoora

Pilbara Minerals have blazed a trail from exploration to Jorc Resource to feasibility study to the letting of an engineering contract this week in a remarkable text book example of how to make money from mining quickly. This week the company announced they have awarded RCR Tomlinson the $138m contract to build their giant Pilgangoora Lithium mine near Port Hedland. 

Lithium Australia soars on new Lithium processing test success

Lithium Australia's share price jumped 28% following the release of test results showing that their unique, low cost Lithium processing technology might actually work. The company was able to produce almost pure battery grade Lithium Carbonate in pilot plant tests in NSW and will now turn its attention to doing the same using ore from Pilbara Minerals' Pilgangoora project. 

Shark Mitigation Systems signs iconic surfboard brand in licensing deal

The mind bending process of choosing a surfboard to buy for shark conscious surfers is about to get a little easier after iconic surf brand Rusty signed a licensing agreement to include Shark Mitigation System's proprietary shark deterrent patterns on their Australian and New Zealand surf boards. In a sea of compteing brands Rusty may have gained an edge. 

Lithium Australia sets sights on global Lithium recycling business

Lithium Australia announced this week they were adding yet another string to their already diversified bow as the company looks to set up a Lithium recycling business from discarded Lithium-ion batteries. Lithium recycling from batteries is almost non-existent at the moment, presenting a real opportunity for Lithium Australia to carve out a niche. 

Lithium Australia begins metallurgical testing at Electra, Mexico

Lithium Australia is turning its processing expertise to Lithium clays in Mexico, where it is earning up to 49% of a patch highly prospective ground adjacent to a project that secured a major offtake agreement with Tesla. Metallurgical testing has begun at the company's Electra project and will run in parallel with a drill program due to get underway next month.

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Terrain creates excitement with serious gold hits near Leonora

Terrain Minerals may have just transformed their Great Western gold project near Leonora into something much more serious after the company reported a number of near surface, excellent gold hits during their latest drilling campaign. Best results include 3m @ 26.6 g/t gold from just 8m down hole, 2m @ 24.4 g/t, 5m @ 6.98 g/t and 2m @ 12.1 g/t gold. 

Just give us the Lithium say Chinese

In a sure fire sign that the Chinese are becoming insatiable for our Lithium and will take it any way they can get it, Pilbara Minerals have signed a deal with a Chinese Lithium Carbonate manufacturer to supply direct shipping ore straight out of their Pilgangoora mine near Port Hedland without it even being processed - and the Chinese will pre-pay $10m for the privilege. 

Sharks wary of SMS patterned wetsuit says UWA

ASX listed Shark Mitigation Systems have achieved scientific validation of their unique, patented, shark deterrent wetsuits after the University of W.A completed a ground breaking trial of the company's "SAMS" wetsuit technology with live white sharks in South Africa. The results, which are quite stunning, show that it took a shark 400% longer to engage with a SAMS wetsuit.

Pilbara Minerals turn first sod at world's largest Lithium development in Port Hedland

Pilbara Minerals' rapid rise reached a key milestone this week with the start of earthworks at Pilgangoora, one of the world's largest Lithium development projects. The news coincided with the company's AGM where shareholders were told how their company had achieved remarkable growth from a market cap of just $11 million two years ago to $700 million today.

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Sharks wary of SMS patterned wetsuit says UWA

ASX listed Shark Mitigation Systems have achieved scientific validation of their unique, patented, shark deterrent wetsuits after the University of W.A completed a ground breaking trial of the company's "SAMS" wetsuit technology with live white sharks in South Africa. The results, which are quite stunning, show that it took a shark 400% longer to engage with a SAMS wetsuit.

Pilbara Minerals to move into Lithium downstream processing with Chinese

In the Lithium business it can be very profitable to own a mine, however, turning that Lithium into battery grade chemicals, commonly known as downstream processing, can be even more lucrative. Market darling Pilbara Minerals have given a hint of their medium term strategy after signing an MOU to move into the Lithium downstream processing business with the Chinese. 

Weebit to collaborate with Global tech powerhouse to commercialize revolutionary computer memory

It doesn't happen often but every now and then a tech story comes along that looks like it just might survive the tech bubble and create a real business that makes real money. One such story at least at face value is ASX listed Weebit Nano that was back door listed by Perth connections into Radar Iron earlier this year and is now headquartered in Nedlands. 

Sky and Space Global begin nano-satellite construction after passing key test

Sky and Space Global has commenced building its innovative nano-satellites and is on track to launch before June next year after clearing another key test phase.  The company is seeking to create its own global satellite telecommunications network via a constellation of miniature satellites capable of providing voice, text and data services to potentially millions of remote area customers.