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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Biotech Stock News; Aethlon Medical (OTCBB: AEMD) Discusses Therapeutic Device Strategies to Address Cancer, Hepatitis-C and Sepsis with the Wall Street Transcript

SAN DIEGO - August 23, 2012 (Investorideas.com newswire) - Biodfense stock news;Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: AEMD), the pioneer in developing selective therapeutic filtration devices to address infectious disease, cancer and other life-threatening conditions, announced today that the Wall Street Transcript has conducted an interview with its Chairman and CEO, Jim Joyce. The full interview is now available to be accessed online at: http://aethlonmedical. investorroom.com/ index.php?s=19.

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About Aethlon Medical
The Aethlon Medical mission is to create innovative medical devices that address unmet medical needs in cancer, infectious disease, and other life-threatening conditions. Our Aethlon ADAPT™ System is a revenue-stage technology platform that provides the basis for a new class of therapeutics that target the selective removal of disease enabling particles from the entire circulatory system. The Aethlon ADAPT™ product pipeline includes the Aethlon Hemopurifier® to address infectious disease and cancer; HER2osome™ to target HER2+ breast cancer, and a medical device being developed under a contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that would reduce the incidence of sepsis in combat-injured soldiers and civilians. For more information, please visit www.aethlonmedical.com.
Certain of the statements herein may be forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements involve assumptions, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Aethlon Medical, Inc. to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the ability for the Company to derive business partnerships or future revenue streams using the Aethlon ADAPT™ system including the ability to introduce a targeted breast cancer therapy known as HER2osome™, there is no assurance that FDA will approve the initiation of the company's clinical programs or provide market clearance of the company's products, the ability to achieve the goals set out in the DARPA contract, future human studies of the Aethlon Hemopurifier® as an adjunct therapy to improve patient responsiveness to established cancer therapies, the company's ability to raise capital when needed, the Company's ability to complete the development of its planned products, the Company's ability to manufacture its products either internally or through outside companies and provide its services, the impact of government regulations, patent protection on the Company's proprietary technology, product liability exposure, uncertainty of market acceptance, competition, technological change, and other risk factors. In such instances, actual results could differ materially as a result of a variety of factors, including the risks associated with the effect of changing economic conditions and other risk factors detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
Contacts:
James A. Joyce
Chairman and CEO
858.459.7800 x301
jj@aethlonmedical.com
Jim Frakes
Chief Financial Officer
858.459.7800 x300
jfrakes@aethlonmedical.com
Marc Robins
877.276.2467
mr@aethlonmedical.com
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Biodefense Stock News; PositiveID Corporation (OTCBB: PSID) Provides Mid-Year Update to Stockholders

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - August 23, 2012 - (Investorideas.com Newswire) PositiveID Corporation (OTCBB: PSID) ("PositiveID" or "Company"), an emerging growth company and developer of sophisticated airborne bio-threat detection systems for America's homeland security, today announced a mid-year update and the significant progress it has made realigning its business with a focus on its molecular diagnostics platform. The Company also continues to make strong progress in the diabetes management segment of its business.

Highlights for first half of 2012
  • Successfully tested M-BAND, recently featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, to detect five organisms on the CDC's Select Agents list, a requirement for BioWatch
  • Added chief technology advisor and biodefense expert, Dr. Kimothy Smith
  • Collaborated with the University of Nevada to produce irradiated samples for the development of a biodosimetry cartridge for measuring radiation exposure
  • Awarded U.S. Patent for first-of-its-kind Dragonfly detection system for molecular biological diagnostics. Dragonfly is the Company's system that uses disposable microfluidic cartridges for biological sample processing and detection
  • Partnered with the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami and Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel to support the development of the Company's diabetes management products, including Easy Check(TM) and GlucoChip(TM)
  • Commenced clinical study of PositiveID's Easy Check, a non-invasive breath glucose detection device, at Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel under the leadership of world-renowned endocrinologist Prof. Moshe Phillip
  • Won gold award at Connected World Value Chain Awards for its iglucose system for diabetes management
Goals for second half of 2012:
  • Enter into strategic partnerships and/or teaming agreements with large government contractors for M-BAND manufacturing and system integration for BioWatch Gen-3
  • Submit proposal upon release of the final BioWatch Gen 3 RFP, currently scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of calendar 2012, from Department of Homeland Security for the $3.1 billion BioWatch Gen-3 procurement
  • Commence second stage of Easy Check clinical study at Schneider Children's Medical Center in Israel
  • Complete bench-top unit of GlucoChip glucose-sensor and initiate strategic partnerships
  • Continue development of Dragonfly Rapid MDx Cartridge-based diagnostic system for point-of-care diagnostics
  • Complete the license and/or sale of the VeriChip and iglucose product lines to position them with the best partners for market exploitation and monetization
  • Complete strategic financing to capitalize the Company to execute on these opportunities
William J. Caragol, Chairman and CEO of PositiveID, stated, "We continue to focus on our molecular diagnostic business and are excited about the significant opportunities that lie ahead, including BioWatch Gen 3 and the continued development of our innovative Dragonfly system. We are very proud of our accomplishments year to date and will continue to execute our plan, described above. We believe that we are well positioned to capitalize on the BioWatch Gen 3 opportunity and to make meaningful steps in the commercialization of our diabetes management products. That progress, in conjunction with a strategic financing to fully capitalize the Company, we believe, will allow us to unlock value for stockholders."
About PositiveID Corporation OTCBB:PSID)
PositiveID Corporation is an emerging growth developer of advanced technologies for diabetes management and rapid medical testing, as well as airborne bio-threat detection systems for America's homeland defense industry. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Microfluidic Systems, or MFS, is focused on the development of microfluidic systems for the automated preparation of and performance of biological assays in order to detect biological threats at high-value locations, as well as analyze samples in a medical environment.
For more information on PositiveID, please visit http://www.PositiveIDCorp.com.
Statements about PositiveID's future expectations, including the likelihood that it has made significant progress realigning its business with a focus on its molecular diagnostics platform; the likelihood that the Company also continues to make strong progress in the diabetes management segment of its business; the likelihood that the Company will enter into strategic partnerships and/or teaming agreements with large government contractors for M-BAND manufacturing and system integration for BioWatch Gen-3; the likelihood that the Company will submit a proposal upon release of the final BioWatch Gen 3 RFP, currently scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of calendar 2012, from Department of Homeland Security for the $3.1 billion BioWatch Gen-3 procurement; the likelihood that the Company will commence the second stage of Easy Check clinical study at Schneider Children's Medical Center in Israel; the likelihood that the Company will complete a bench-top unit of the GlucoChip glucose-sensor and initiate strategic partnerships; the likelihood that the Company will continue development of its Dragonfly Rapid MDx Cartridge-based diagnostic system for point-of-care diagnostics; the likelihood that the Company will complete the license and/or sale of the VeriChip and iglucose product lines to position them with the best partners for market exploitation and monetization; the likelihood that the Company will complete a strategic financing to capitalize the Company to execute on these opportunities; the likelihood that significant opportunities that lie ahead, including BioWatch Gen 3 and the continued development of the Company's innovative Dragonfly system; the likelihood that the Company will continue to execute its plan, described above; the likelihood that the Company is well positioned to capitalize on the BioWatch Gen 3 opportunity and to make meaningful steps in the commercialization of our diabetes management products; the likelihood that that progress, in conjunction with a strategic financing to fully capitalize the Company, will allow the Company to unlock value for stockholders; and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, and PositiveID's actual results could differ materially from expected results. These risks and uncertainties include PositiveID's ability to successfully commercialize its M-BAND system and Dragonfly system, as well as its diabetes management products; the Company's ability to complete the license and/or sale of the VeriChip and iglucose product lines to position them with the best partners for market exploitation and monetization; the Company's ability to attract strategic partners; the Company's ability to complete a strategic financing; as well as certain other risks. Additional information about these and other factors that could affect the Company's business is set forth in the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those set forth in the Company's 10-K filed on March 28, 2012, and 10-Qs filed on August 20, 2012, May 14, 2012, and November 14, 2011, under the caption "Risk Factors." The Company undertakes no obligation to update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this statement or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.
CONTACT:
Allison Tomek
561-805-8000
atomek@positiveidcorp.com
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Q&A with Healthcare Stock Comprehensive Care (OTCBB: CHCR)

New York, NY - August 22, 2012 (Investorideas.com newswire) Investorideas.com, a leader in sector research for independent investors including healthcare and biotech stocks features an exclusive interview with Mr. Clark A. Marcus, Chairman and CEO of Comprehensive Care Corporation (OTCBB: CHCR). CHCR is a leading behavioral health, substance abuse and psychotropic pharmacy management services provider for managed care companies throughout the U.S.

Q: Investorideas.com staff
For new investors can you give an overview of the Company services and where you have locations?
A: Clark Marcus, Chairman and CEO
We provide managed behavioral healthcare, substance abuse, and pharmacy management services. We provide these services primarily to commercial, Medicare, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program ("CHIP") health plans. Additionally we provide pharmacy and analytic services for our health plan clients to integrate medical claims data and pharmacy data into actionable information so patient care can be coordinated cost effectively. Our managed care operations include at-risk behavioral health contracts, at-risk pharmacy management contracts, and administrative service agreements.
We have also recently launched a cost containment pharmacy management program designed to lower our clients total annual pharmacy spend by at least 10%. Under this unique and innovative program for the industry, we will enter into at-risk pharmacy management agreements whereby we guarantee our client's savings over their previous year's pharmacy spend.
We service clients in 22 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, with primary offices/facilities located in Tampa, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Q: Investorideas.com staff
In terms of payments for patient care can you give us an idea of how you are compensated and if the recent and pending changes in healthcare in the US will impact your company moving forward?
A: Clark Marcus, Chairman and CEO
We typically enter into contracts on an annual basis, which evergreen every one or two years. Our arrangements with our clients fall into two broad categories:
  • At-risk arrangements under which our clients pay us a fixed fee per member per month in exchange for our assumption of the financial risk of providing behavioral health and/or pharmacy management services; and
  • ASO arrangements where we manage behavioral healthcare programs or perform various managed care services, such as clinical care management, provider network development, and claims processing without assuming financial risk for member behavioral healthcare costs.
We believe the recent pending changes in healthcare in the US are beneficial to our business since the number of people that will be included under government mandated programs will increase materially. Our existing business primarily services government mandated programs through our health plan clients.
Q: Investorideas.com staff
Your Company recently reported six month results for 2012 that are impressive for a small OTC Company. Can you give investors a snapshot of the results?
A: Clark Marcus, Chairman and CEO
For the first time in many years, we have been profitable for two consecutive quarters.
In the second quarter, ended June 30, 2012, we earned $1.6 million while losing almost $4 million in the comparable quarter last year. Revenues for the quarter reached $18.2 million, compared with $18.6 million in the same period of 2011, or a slight decrease of less than 2%.
Several new profitable contracts in the behavioral healthcare segment, a strict cost containment program and a contract amendment with a major Puerto Rican client all contributed to this substantial improvement.
Additionally, our recently launched innovative pharmacy cost containment program, which is able to reduce pharmacy costs for our healthcare customers by up to 10%, is expected to start generating revenues in a few months. Considerable growth is expected from this program in the following years.
Q: Investorideas.com staff
How does your Company fill the gap in current services for your sector and where do you see the future growth?
A: Clark Marcus, Chairman and CEO
Our pharmacy management contracts were up 18.9 percent, or $3.1 million, to $19.4 million in the first six months of 2012. Our strategies to reduce pharmaceutical costs for our clients will be a key element for our future growth.
Thus far, all of our substantial growth over the past two years has been organic in nature. However, it should not be a surprise if we started searching for some nice acquisitions.
About CompCare:
Established in 1969, CompCare provides behavioral health, substance abuse and psychotropic pharmacy management services for managed care companies throughout the United States. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, CompCare focuses on personalized attention, flexibility, a commitment to high-quality services and innovative approaches to behavioral health that address both the specific needs of clients and changing healthcare industry demands. For more information, please call 813-288-4808 or visit our website at www.compcare.com .
Forward-Looking Statements
Except for statements of historical fact, the matters discussed in this press release are forward looking and made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect numerous assumptions and involve a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond CompCare's control that may cause actual results to differ materially from stated expectations. These risk factors include, among others, the ability of CompCare to maximize its market share with new pharmacy initiatives, the success and profitability of the new pharmacy initiatives, our ability to reduce pharmaceutical costs by up to 10% for our clients under the new pharmacy initiatives, the ability of CompCare and its staff to execute its business plan to generate exponential growth,  the ability of CompCare to offer and sell any of its products at a profit, changes in local, regional, and national economic and political conditions, the effect of governmental regulation, competitive market conditions, varying trends in member utilization, our ability to manage healthcare operating expenses, our ability to achieve expected results from new business, the profitability, if any, of our capitated contracts or other products, increases or variations in cost of care, seasonality, CompCare's ability to obtain additional financing, increased outsourcing of behavioral health services, and additional risk factors as discussed in the reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on its website at www.sec.gov. Any forward- looking statement in this release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. CompCare assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Biotech Stock News Alert; Aethlon Medical (OTCBB: AEMD) Announces Renewal of DARPA Dialysis-Like Therapeutics Contract

SAN DIEGO - August 21, 2012 (Investorideas.com newswire) - Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: AEMD), the pioneer in developing selective therapeutic filtration devices to address infectious disease, cancer and other life-threatening conditions, announced today that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has exercised an option agreement to proceed with year-two of a five-year $6.8 million contract that was awarded to Aethlon on September 30, 2011 under DARPA's Dialysis-Like Therapeutics (DLT) program.

As a result, Aethlon is able to initiate work toward year-two contract milestones ahead of the schedule. The second year of Aethlon's DLT contract contains eight milestones representing a potential of $1,617,446 in revenue opportunity. To date, Aethlon has invoiced $1,758,300 to DARPA for achieving seven of eight milestone objectives targeted in year-one of the DLT program. Aethlon further disclosed that it has completed its eighth year-one milestone objective worth $216,747, but has not yet invoiced DARPA.
The Company also disclosed that it has teamed with two larger organizations in response to a follow-on DLT contract opportunity entitled DARPA BAA-12-36. The announcement of DARPA BAA-12-36 contract awards is anticipated later this fall.
The goal of the DLT program is to develop a portable device that removes "dirty" blood from the body, separates harmful agents, and returns "clean" blood to the body in a manner similar to dialysis treatment of kidney failure. The resulting device would decrease the morbidity and mortality of sepsis, thereby saving thousands of lives and billions of dollars in the United States annually. In the DLT program, Aethlon has been contracted to utilize the Aethlon ADAPT™ system to create an extracorporeal blood purification cartridge that selectively eliminates sepsis-enabling particles from circulation to promote recovery and prevent sepsis. The Aethlon ADAPT™ converges advanced plasma membrane technology with high affinity drug agents to allow the selective yet rapid clearance of disease targets from the entire circulatory system without damaging blood cells or removing particles essential for health. Aethlon has also been contracted to develop a novel blood circulatory instrument that will deliver ADAPT™ based and other therapeutic filtration devices without systemic anticoagulants normally required in extracorporeal therapies.
Beyond the civilian need for anti-sepsis therapies, the device proposed in the DLT program would play an important role in saving the lives of wounded U.S. military personnel, as infection leading to sepsis is a significant cause of mortality. When sepsis is complicated by shock, approximately half of patients do not survive for 30 days, even if effective antibiotics are used. Unfortunately, the fatality rate from sepsis can be high, given that antibiotic-resistant bacteria are an increasing problem for injured warfighters and military treatment facilities. Bio-agents engineered for resistance against antibiotics also represent a significant threat to both warfighters and citizens. Current culture-based methods of identifying blood-borne pathogens can take 48 hours or longer to identify the offending pathogen, and some blood-borne pathogens do not propagate in culture. Pending these culture results, septic patients are treated with protocol-based broad-spectrum antibiotics. In the event the offending pathogen is resistant to the empirically chosen antibiotic, the fatality rate may increase as much as 9% per hour.
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About Aethlon Medical
The Aethlon Medical mission is to create innovative medical devices that address unmet medical needs in cancer, infectious disease, and other life-threatening conditions. Our Aethlon ADAPT™ System is a revenue-stage technology platform that provides the basis for a new class of therapeutics that target the selective removal of disease enabling particles from the entire circulatory system. The Aethlon ADAPT™ product pipeline includes the Aethlon Hemopurifier® to address infectious disease and cancer; HER2osome™ to target HER2+ breast cancer, and a medical device being developed under a contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that would reduce the incidence of sepsis in combat-injured soldiers and civilians. For more information, please visit www.aethlonmedical.com.
Certain of the statements herein may be forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements involve assumptions, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Aethlon Medical, Inc. to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the ability for the Company to derive business partnerships or future revenue streams using the Aethlon ADAPT™ system including the ability to introduce a targeted breast cancer therapy known as HER2osome™, there is no assurance that FDA will approve the initiation of the company's clinical programs or provide market clearance of the company's products, the ability to achieve the goals set out in the DARPA contract, future human studies of the Aethlon Hemopurifier® as an adjunct therapy to improve patient responsiveness to established cancer therapies, the company's ability to raise capital when needed, the Company's ability to complete the development of its planned products, the Company's ability to manufacture its products either internally or through outside companies and provide its services, the impact of government regulations, patent protection on the Company's proprietary technology, product liability exposure, uncertainty of market acceptance, competition, technological change, and other risk factors. In such instances, actual results could differ materially as a result of a variety of factors, including the risks associated with the effect of changing economic conditions and other risk factors detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
Contacts:
James A. Joyce
Chairman and CEO
858.459.7800 x301
jj@aethlonmedical.com
Jim Frakes
Chief Financial Officer
858.459.7800 x300
jfrakes@aethlonmedical.com
Marc Robins
877.276.2467
mr@aethlonmedical.com
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Monday, August 20, 2012

Healthcare Stock News: Comprehensive Care Corporation (OTCBB: CHCR) Names Jairo Estrada Senior Management Advisor To Assist in Growing the Company's New Pharmacy Initiatives

TAMPA, Fla. - August 20, 2012 (Investorideas.com newswire) Comprehensive Care Corporation ("CompCare" or the "Company") (OTCBB: CHCR), which provides behavioral health, substance abuse and psychotropic pharmacy management services, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Jairo A. Estrada, who was instrumental in growing a gardening and yard care company from $7 million to $400 million. Mr. Estrada will advise senior management in implementing a plan designed to increase the Company's revenue and assist in the marketing of its innovative pharmacy cost-containment program.

Clark A. Marcus, Chairman and CEO said, "On behalf of senior management, I would like to express how excited and pleased we are to add Mr. Estrada, a highly regarded senior executive, to the CompCare team. Mr. Estrada's career achievements are nothing short of remarkable. We believe his business acumen and proven capabilities in generating substantial corporate growth will be of great benefit to the Company. I look forward to the Company's continued progression with the help of Mr. Estrada's knowledge and guidance."
Mr. Estrada was named President and Chief Operating officer of Garden Way Inc. in 1984 and subsequently became Chairman and CEO. The Company produced and marketed a wide range of well known outdoor power equipment, including the TROY-BILT® Roto Tiller and the BOLENS® Tractor. He assisted in developing a multi-channel distribution system to increase company revenues.
Mr. Estrada was also instrumental in the acquisition by Garden Way of StairMaster Sports/Medical Products, Inc., a major worldwide designer and manufacturer or therapeutic exercise equipment, and five other businesses, to exponentially increase the company's revenues.
As CEO, Mr. Estrada also guided one of the first U.S. companies to penetrate the Chinese market and sell products in the world's most populous nation. He also serves as Chairman of a manufacturing company servicing the pharmaceutical industry in Puerto Rico.
Mr. Estrada received a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and in Business Administration, and a Master's Degree in Organizational Behavioral Sciences from SUNY at Buffalo, New York. He has served on the Board of Directors of numerous companies, including the leading telecommunications company in Puerto Rico; the Chase Manhattan Bank Board of Directors and its Executive Committee, and Global Crossing.
"In a sector where costs continue to rise, I was intrigued by CompCare's recent pharmaceutical initiative, a service with the potential to significantly reduce costs for corporations, as well as the success Clark Marcus and his team have already accomplished. I am eager to work with CompCare's team and confident that I can contribute to the Company increasing its share of the pharmacy management market and an even greater level of corporate success in its healthcare initiatives," said Mr. Estrada.
About CompCare:
Established in 1969, CompCare provides behavioral health, substance abuse and psychotropic pharmacy management services for managed care companies throughout the United States. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, CompCare focuses on personalized attention, flexibility, a commitment to high-quality services and innovative approaches to behavioral health that address both the specific needs of clients and changing healthcare industry demands. For more information, please call 813-288-4808 or visit our website at www.compcare.com.
Forward-Looking Statements
Except for statements of historical fact, the matters discussed in this press release are forward looking and made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect numerous assumptions and involve a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond CompCare's control that may cause actual results to differ materially from stated expectations. These risk factors include, among others, the ability of CompCare to maximize its market share with new pharmacy initiatives, the ability of CompCare and its staff to execute its business plan, the ability of CompCare to offer and sell any of its products at a profit, changes in local, regional, and national economic and political conditions, the effect of governmental regulation, competitive market conditions, varying trends in member utilization, our ability to manage healthcare operating expenses, our ability to achieve expected results from new business, the profitability, if any, of our capitated contracts or other products, increases or variations in cost of care, seasonality, CompCare's ability to obtain additional financing, increased outsourcing of behavioral health services, and additional risk factors as discussed in the reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on its website at www.sec.gov. Any forward- looking statement in this release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. CompCare assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.
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Sunshine Biopharma (OTCBB: SBFM) Management Bets on Lead Anti-Cancer Compound Adva-27a; Taking No Compensation

New York, New York - August 20, 2012 (Investorideas.com Newswire, Biotechindustrystocks.com) Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in sector research including biotech and pharma stocks releases an investor alert on Sunshine Biopharma Inc. (OTCBB: SBFM) reporting on management's unusual commitment to the shareholders; no compensation is currently paid out to the top executives according to Company filings.

Key management including Chairman and CEO, Dr. Steve N. Slilaty Ph.D, Mr. Camille Sebaaly, CFO and Mr. Michele Di Turi, COO do own equity in the company.
Sunshine Biopharma's lead compound, Adva-27a is an effective and highly specific Topoisomerase II (Top2) Inhibitor that has proven effective at killing Multidrug Resistant Breast Cancer cells (MCF-7/MDR) and Small-Cell Lung Cancer cells (H69AR).
The Company recently reported that it has submitted a manuscript detailing Adva-27a preclinical research results for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Adva-27a is Sunshine Biopharma's lead anti-cancer compound which has been shown to be effective at killing multidrug resistant cancer cells in vitro. Multidrug resistant cancer cells do not respond to any of the chemotherapy drugs currently in use for cancer treatment. The manuscript, which was prepared by Sunshine Biopharma scientists in collaboration with scientists from Binghamton University in New York and from Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal ( Canada), contains a substantial amount of data compiled from experiments conducted by these scientists.
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Sunshine Biopharma is a pharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of various forms of cancer. The Company's lead compound, Adva-27a targets aggressive forms of cancer.
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Biodefense Stock Trading Alert: PositiveID (OTCBB: PSID) Trading up 9.33%

New York, NY - August 16, 2012 - (Investorideas.com Newswire, www.biodefensestocks.com) Investorideas.com, a leader in research for independent investors issues a trading alert for biodefense stock, PositiveID Corporation (OTCBB: PSID), trading up over 9% on the day on volume of just under 800,000 at the time of this report. The stock is trading at $0.0164, up 0.0014 or 9.33% as of 1:05PM EDT, with a high of $0.0175.
Yesterday, PositiveID's Chairman and CEO William J. Caragol discussed the $5.7 Billion BioWatch Opportunity in an audio interview with SmallCapVoice.com. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ positiveids-chairman-ceo- william-j-120000295.html
Investorideas.com Newswire About PositiveID Corporation
PositiveID Corporation is an emerging growth company and developer of advanced technologies for diabetes management and rapid medical testing, as well as airborne bio-threat detection systems for America's homeland defense. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Microfluidic Systems, or MFS, is focused on the development of microfluidic systems for the automated preparation of and performance of biological assays in order to detect biological threats at high-value locations, as well as analyze samples in a medical environment.www.PositiveIDCorp.com.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Biotech Stock Trading Alert: Sunshine Biopharma (OTCBB: SBFM) Moves 31% on News of Lead Anti-Cancer Compound Adva-27a Manuscript Publication

New York, New York - August 15, 2012 (Investorideas.com Newswire, Biotechindustrystocks.com) Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in sector research including biotech and pharma stocks, issues a trading alert for Sunshine Biopharma Inc. (OTCBB:SBFM) following news of its lead anti cancer compound, Adva-27a Manuscript for "PUBLICATION IN A PEER-REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL."

The stock has moved 31% on the news at the time of this report.
The Company reported today that it has submitted a manuscript detailing Adva-27a preclinical research results for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Adva-27a is Sunshine Biopharma’s lead anti-cancer compound which has been shown to be effective at killing multidrug resistant cancer cells in vitro. Multidrug resistant cancer cells do not respond to any of the chemotherapy drugs currently in use for cancer treatment.
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Sunshine Biopharma is a pharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of various forms of cancer. The Company’s lead compound, Adva-27a targets aggressive forms of cancer.
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Biodefense Stock News; PositiveID's (OTCBB: PSID) Chairman and CEO William J. Caragol Discusses $5.7 Billion BioWatch Opportunity with SmallCapVoice.com

AUSTIN, Texas - August 15, 2012 - (Investorideas.com Newswire) SmallCapVoice.com, Inc. announced today that a new audio interview with PositiveID Corporation (OTCBB: PSID), an emerging growth company and developer of airborne bio-threat detection systems for America's homeland defense industry as well as advanced technologies for diabetes management, is now available. The interview can be heard at http://smallcapvoice.com

SmallCapVoice.com is a recognized corporate investor relations firm, with clients nationwide, known for its ability to help emerging growth companies build a following among retail and institutional investors. SmallCapVoice.com utilizes its stock newsletter to feature its daily stock picks, audio interviews, as well as its clients' financial news releases. SmallCapVoice.com also offers individual investors all the tools they need to make informed decisions about the stocks they are interested in. Tools like stock charts, stock alerts, and Company Information Sheets can assist with investing in stocks that are traded on the OTC BB and Pink Sheets. To learn more about SmallCapVoice.com and their services, please visit http://www.smallcapvoice.com/services.html.
Statements about PositiveID's future expectations, including the likelihood that PositiveID's M-BAND is one of the only technologies capable of addressing the requirements of the BioWatch procurement; the likelihood that M-BAND was designed with a high level of operational flexibility; the likelihood that PositiveID is well positioned to compete for Generation 3 of the BioWatch program and the Company continues to work toward the expected deployment of its bioaerosol detectors; the likelihood that the Company's M-BAND has numerous technology advantages; the likelihood that the value of the BioWatch procurement is estimated at $5.7 billion; and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, and PositiveID's actual results could differ materially from expected results. These risks and uncertainties include PositiveID's ability to successfully commercialize its bio-threat detection systems for homeland defense, including its M-BAND system; the likelihood that the Company will participate in the BioWatch program; as well as certain other risks. Additional information about these and other factors that could affect the Company's business is set forth in the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those set forth in the Company's 10-K filed on March 28, 2012, and 10-Qs filed on May 14, 2012, November 14, 2011, and August 15, 2011, under the caption "Risk Factors." The Company undertakes no obligation to update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this statement or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.
About PositiveID Corporation OTCBB:PSID)
PositiveID Corporation is an emerging growth developer of advanced technologies for diabetes management and rapid medical testing, as well as airborne bio-threat detection systems for America's homeland defense industry. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Microfluidic Systems, or MFS, is focused on the development of microfluidic systems for the automated preparation of and performance of biological assays in order to detect biological threats at high-value locations, as well as analyze samples in a medical environment.
For more information on PositiveID, please visit http://www.PositiveIDCorp.com.
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BI0PHARMA STOCK ALERT: SUNSHINE BIOPHARMA (OTCBB: SBFM) REPORTS SUBMISSION OF AN Adva-27a MANUSCRIPT FOR PUBLICATION IN A PEER-REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL

Montreal, Quebec, Canada - August 15, 2012 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Sunshine Biopharma Inc. (OTCBB:SBFM), a pharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of various forms of cancer, today announced that it has submitted a manuscript detailing Adva-27a preclinical research results for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Adva-27a is Sunshine Biopharma’s lead anti-cancer compound which has been shown to be effective at killing multidrug resistant cancer cells in vitro. Multidrug resistant cancer cells do not respond to any of the chemotherapy drugs currently in use for cancer treatment.

The manuscript, which was prepared by Sunshine Biopharma scientists in collaboration with scientists from Binghamton University in New York and from Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal ( Canada), contains a substantial amount of data compiled from experiments conducted by these scientists.
About Sunshine Biopharma Inc. ( OTCBB: SBFM ):
Sunshine Biopharma is a pharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of various forms of cancer. The Company’s lead compound, Adva-27a targets aggressive forms of cancer.
www.sunshinebiopharma.com
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Sunshine Biopharma Inc.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

OTC Healthcare Stock Alert: Comprehensive Care (OTCBB: CHCR) Six Month Financial Results; Revenues of $36 Million, Earnings of $1.7 Million or $0.02 Per Share

TAMPA, Fla. - August 14, 2012 (Investorideas.com newswire) OTC Healthcare stock alert - Comprehensive Care Corporation (OTCBB: CHCR), a leading behavioral health, substance abuse and psychotropic pharmacy management services provider for managed care companies throughout the U.S., reports earnings of $1.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012. Earnings per diluted common share were $0.02. This compares to a $3.9 million loss in the first six months of 2011 and a $.07 loss per common share.

The Company announced that operating income for the first half of 2012 totaled $2.1 million compared to an operating loss of $3.1 million in the same period in 2011. While revenues for the first six months declined slightly from $36.8 million in 2011 to $36.0 million in 2012, the cost of revenues decreased 13.9 percent from $35.3 million in 2011 to $30.4 million in the comparable period in 2012.
"The cost saving measures we accomplished earlier this year, with mid-level and senior executives taking salary reductions, and some layoffs, combined with ending contracts that were not profitable for CompCare, are paying rewards. For the first six months of 2012, we were profitable, cash flow positive and were able to increase operating income and reduce our general and administrative expenses from $4.1 million in the first half of 2011 to $2.7 million for the comparable period this year," said Clark Marcus, Chairman and CEO.
"I am especially pleased that our pharmacy management contracts were up 18.9 percent, or $3.1 million, to $19.4 million in the first six months of 2012 compared to the previous year due to a 3.6 percent increase in membership and an 11 percent contract rate increase with the health plan we serve in Puerto Rico. We truly believe our strategies to reduce pharmaceutical costs for our clients will be a key element for our future growth," Mr. Marcus said.
"I am very proud of these financial results and the fact that CompCare's management team has solidified the foundation of the Company, improving it to support our growth. We have added senior level consultants with track records of success and we are dedicated to provide our shareholders continued growth in the future," Mr. Marcus concluded.
About CompCare:
Established in 1969, CompCare provides behavioral health, substance abuse and psychotropic pharmacy management services for managed care companies throughout the United States. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, CompCare focuses on personalized attention, flexibility, a commitment to high-quality services and innovative approaches to behavioral health that address both the specific needs of clients and changing healthcare industry demands. For more information, please call 813-288-4808 or visit our website at www.compcare.com.
Forward-Looking Statements
Except for statements of historical fact, the matters discussed in this press release are forward looking and made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect numerous assumptions and involve a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond CompCare's control that may cause actual results to differ materially from stated expectations. These risk factors include, among others, the ability of CompCare to maximize its market share with new pharmacy initiatives, the ability of CompCare and its staff to execute its business plan, the ability of CompCare to offer and sell any of its products at a profit, changes in local, regional, and national economic and political conditions, the effect of governmental regulation, competitive market conditions, varying trends in member utilization, our ability to manage healthcare operating expenses, our ability to achieve expected results from new business, the profitability, if any, of our capitated contracts or other products, increases or variations in cost of care, seasonality, CompCare's ability to obtain additional financing, increased outsourcing of behavioral health services, and additional risk factors as discussed in the reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on its website at www.sec.gov. Any forward- looking statement in this release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. CompCare assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.
Investor Contacts:
Paul Knopick
E & E Communications
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940.262.3584
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Monday, August 13, 2012

Healthcare Stock News: Comprehensive Care Corporation (OTCBB: CHCR) Announces Profitable Six Month Financial Results

TAMPA, Fla. - August 13, 2012 (Investorideas.com newswire) Comprehensive Care Corporation ("CompCare" or the "Company") (OTCBB: CHCR), a leading behavioral health, substance abuse and psychotropic pharmacy management services provider for managed care companies throughout the U.S., today announced earnings of $1.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012. Earnings per diluted common share were $0.02. This compares to a $3.9 million loss in the first six months of 2011 and a $.07 loss per common share.

The Company announced that operating income for the first half of 2012 totaled $2.1 million compared to an operating loss of $3.1 million in the same period in 2011. While revenues for the first six months declined slightly from $36.8 million in 2011 to $36.0 million in 2012, the cost of revenues decreased 13.9 percent from $35.3 million in 2011 to $30.4 million in the comparable period in 2012.
"The cost saving measures we accomplished earlier this year, with mid-level and senior executives taking salary reductions, and some layoffs, combined with ending contracts that were not profitable for CompCare, are paying rewards. For the first six months of 2012, we were profitable, cash flow positive and were able to increase operating income and reduce our general and administrative expenses from $4.1 million in the first half of 2011 to $2.7 million for the comparable period this year," said Clark Marcus, Chairman and CEO.
"I am especially pleased that our pharmacy management contracts were up 18.9 percent, or $3.1 million, to $19.4 million in the first six months of 2012 compared to the previous year due to a 3.6 percent increase in membership and an 11 percent contract rate increase with the health plan we serve in Puerto Rico. We truly believe our strategies to reduce pharmaceutical costs for our clients will be a key element for our future growth," Mr. Marcus said.
"I am very proud of these financial results and the fact that CompCare's management team has solidified the foundation of the Company, improving it to support our growth. We have added senior level consultants with track records of success and we are dedicated to provide our shareholders continued growth in the future," Mr. Marcus concluded.
About CompCare:
Established in 1969, CompCare provides behavioral health, substance abuse and psychotropic pharmacy management services for managed care companies throughout the United States. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, CompCare focuses on personalized attention, flexibility, a commitment to high-quality services and innovative approaches to behavioral health that address both the specific needs of clients and changing healthcare industry demands. For more information, please call 813-288-4808 or visit our website at www.compcare.com.
Forward-Looking Statements
Except for statements of historical fact, the matters discussed in this press release are forward looking and made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect numerous assumptions and involve a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond CompCare's control that may cause actual results to differ materially from stated expectations. These risk factors include, among others, the ability of CompCare to maximize its market share with new pharmacy initiatives, the ability of CompCare and its staff to execute its business plan, the ability of CompCare to offer and sell any of its products at a profit, changes in local, regional, and national economic and political conditions, the effect of governmental regulation, competitive market conditions, varying trends in member utilization, our ability to manage healthcare operating expenses, our ability to achieve expected results from new business, the profitability, if any, of our capitated contracts or other products, increases or variations in cost of care, seasonality, CompCare's ability to obtain additional financing, increased outsourcing of behavioral health services, and additional risk factors as discussed in the reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on its website at www.sec.gov. Any forward- looking statement in this release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. CompCare assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.
Investor Contacts:
Paul Knopick
E & E Communications
pknopick@eandecommunications.com
940.262.3584
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Biotech Stock Alert; Aethlon Medical (OTCBB: AEMD) Announces Expanded Access to Hemopurifier® Therapy For Individuals Infected with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

SAN DIEGO - August 9, 2012 (Investorideas.com newswire) - Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: AEMD), the pioneer in developing selective therapeutic filtration devices to address infectious disease, cancer and other life-threatening conditions, announced today that it has agreed to establish a treatment program that will provide HCV-infected individuals with expanded access to Hemopurifier® therapy. The program is being initiated with support from the Institutional Review Board at the Medanta Medicity Institute (Medicity) to allow compassionate usage of the Aethlon Hemopurifier® for individuals who previously failed or subsequently relapsed standard-of-care drug regimens.

In addition to offering Hemopurifier® therapy to the citizens of India, HCV-infected individuals from the United States, European Union and other regions of the world may pursue treatment through the expanded access program. Details related to treatment protocol, inclusion criteria, patient approval processes and therapy pricing are anticipated in September. It is estimated that approximately 170 million people worldwide are infected with HCV, which leads to chronic liver disease or cirrhosis, and is a leading cause of liver transplantation.
The Aethlon Hemopurifier® is a first-in-class medical device that selectively targets the rapid clearance of HCV from the entire circulatory system to improve benefit, dose, duration and tolerability of drug therapies. The Medicity is a $360 million multi-specialty medical institute established to be a premier center for medical tourism in India.
"The Medicity access program represents an important milestone in our quest to establish the selective therapeutic filtration industry," stated Aethlon Chairman and CEO, Jim Joyce. "Beyond helping HCV-infected individuals overcome their disease, we now have the opportunity to augment our established government contract revenues with Hemopurifier® product sales."
Aethlon also disclosed that it will continue conducting a study at the Medicity that is evaluating the capability of the Aethlon Hemopurifier® to accelerate HCV RNA depletion at the outset of standard of care peginterferon+ribavirin (PR) therapy. Specifically, HCV-infected individuals are enrolled to receive up to three, six-hour Hemopurifier® treatments during the first three days of PR drug therapy. Last week, Aethlon reported that the two most recent HCV infected patients to receive Hemopurifier® therapy in combination with PR drug therapy achieved undetectable viral load at day-7, which is rarely reported in drug therapy alone.
The primary clinical endpoint of the Medicity protocol has been to increase the incidence of rapid virologic response (RVR), defined as undetectable HCV RNA at day 30 of therapy. RVR represents the clinical endpoint that best predicts treatment cure, otherwise known as sustained virologic response (SVR), defined as undetectable HCV RNA 24-weeks after the completion of PR drug therapy. As a point of reference, the landmark IDEAL Study of 3,070 HCV genotype-1 patients documented that only 10.35% (n=318/3070) of PR treated patients achieved a RVR. However, patients that achieved a RVR had SVR rates of 86.2% (n=274/318) versus SVR rates of 32.5% (n=897/2752) in non-RVR patients. While the incidence of undetectable HCV RNA at day-7 is not reported in the IDEAL study, the study did reveal that just 4.3% (n=131/3070) of patients achieved undetectable HCV RNA at day-14, which equated to a 91% (n=118/131) SVR rate.
Aethlon reported that Hemopurifier® therapy has been well tolerated and without device-related adverse events in ten treated patients. Of these ten patients, seven patients were infected with HCV genotype-1; two patients were infected with HCV genotype-3; and one patient was infected with HCV genotype-5. At present, undetectable HCV RNA is reported in eight of the 10 treated patients. Of the two patients with detectable HCV RNA, one discontinued PR therapy as a result of a diabetes related condition. HCV RNA is undetectable in all patients (n=4) that have been monitored for 48 weeks since receiving Hemopurifier® therapy. Among the 10 treated patients, Aethlon reported that six genotype-1 patients received the three treatment Hemopurifier® protocol, which resulted in four (67%) patients achieving a RVR. The IDEAL study predicts it would normally require approximately 40 PR treated patients to achieve 4 RVR outcomes. Both patients who achieved undetectable HCV RNA at day-7 also achieved a RVR. Beyond the high likelihood of a SVR, genotype-1 patients that achieve a RVR also have the opportunity to reduce the duration of PR drug therapy from 48 weeks to 24 weeks.
In addition to expanding access to Hemopurifier® therapy at the Medicity, Aethlon is preparing to resubmit to the FDA an investigational device exemption (IDE), which will incorporate the Medicity data in an effort to gain approval to initiate HCV clinical programs in the United States.
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About Aethlon Medical
The Aethlon Medical mission is to create innovative medical devices that address unmet medical needs in cancer, infectious disease, and other life-threatening conditions. Our Aethlon ADAPT™ System is a revenue-stage technology platform that provides the basis for a new class of therapeutics that target the selective removal of disease enabling particles from the entire circulatory system. The Aethlon ADAPT™ product pipeline includes the Aethlon Hemopurifier® to address infectious disease and cancer; HER2osome™ to target HER2+ breast cancer, and a medical device being developed under a contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that would reduce the incidence of sepsis in combat-injured soldiers and civilians. For more information, please visit www.aethlonmedical.com.
Certain of the statements herein may be forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements involve assumptions, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Aethlon Medical, Inc. to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the ability for the Company to derive business partnerships or future revenue streams using the Aethlon ADAPT™ system including the ability to introduce a targeted breast cancer therapy known as HER2osome™, there is no assurance that FDA will approve the initiation of the company's clinical programs or provide market clearance of the company's products, the ability to achieve the goals set out in the DARPA contract, future human studies of the Aethlon Hemopurifier® as an adjunct therapy to improve patient responsiveness to established cancer therapies, the company's ability to raise capital when needed, the Company's ability to complete the development of its planned products, the Company's ability to manufacture its products either internally or through outside companies and provide its services, the impact of government regulations, patent protection on the Company's proprietary technology, product liability exposure, uncertainty of market acceptance, competition, technological change, and other risk factors. In such instances, actual results could differ materially as a result of a variety of factors, including the risks associated with the effect of changing economic conditions and other risk factors detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
Contacts:
James A. Joyce
Chairman and CEO
858.459.7800 x301
jj@aethlonmedical.com
Jim Frakes
Chief Financial Officer
858.459.7800 x300
jfrakes@aethlonmedical.com
Marc Robins
877.276.2467
mr@aethlonmedical.com
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Monday, August 6, 2012

Biodefense Stock News; Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) and PositiveID (OTCBB: PSID) Prepare for BioWatch Procurement

New York, New York - August 6, 2012 (Investorideas.com newswire, www.biodefensestocks.com) Investorideas.com, a leader in research for independent investors issues a news alert for biodefense stocks, PositiveID Corporation (OTCBB: PSID) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) as both companies prepare for technology acquisitions and procurement for BioWatch Generation 3 this fall.

PositiveID Corporation (OTCBB: PSID) recently reported it added Dr. Kimothy Smith as Chief Technology Advisor to the Company and its Microfluidic Systems ("MFS") subsidiary. The Company will utilize Dr. Smith's expertise in the areas of biosurveillance, biodefense, biosecurity, molecular genetics and diagnostics, as it prepares for the release of the final request for proposal from the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") for BioWatch Generation 3,  a $3.1 billion procurement for an early warning system designed to detect the intentional release of airborne biological agents. The Company believes its M-BAND system is one of the only technologies capable of addressing the requirements of BioWatch Generation 3.
In July Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) reported  that its Next Generation Automated Detection System (NG-ADS) for homeland defense applications has successfully completed a rigorous field test and is ready for the program's next phase.
The NG-ADS technology is a competitor for the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) upcoming BioWatch Gen-3 Phase II acquisition. The program seeks to deploy a nationwide network of fully autonomous bio-detectors in major metropolitan areas across the United States to provide early warning of a biological attack. DHS recently announced that a request for proposals will be issued later this year.
As a fully automated biological detection system, the NG-ADS continuously collects air samples, analyzes the samples for the presence of multiple biological pathogens, and automatically reports results to public health officials multiple times each day through a secure data network. More than 20,000 samples were collected and analyzed during the recent field test in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations in a major city in the United States .
"There are concerns that our nation won't be ready to respond should a biological attack occur," said Dave Tilles, director of Homeland Security programs at Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector. "Early warning provided by an automated detection system such as the NG-ADS will allow the nation's public health and public safety officials to proactively manage the response to a biological event to reduce exposure and treat the affected population to minimize casualties."
Since the successful field test, additional improvements have been made to the NG-ADS to enhance the system's performance while reducing its life-cycle cost. The proven, life-saving capability of the NG-ADS draws upon Northrop Grumman's decade long experience developing, testing, deploying, and operating bio-detection systems for the U.S. government and other customers.
About PositiveID Corporation
PositiveID Corporation is an emerging growth company and developer of advanced technologies for diabetes management and rapid medical testing, as well as airborne bio-threat detection systems for America 's homeland defense. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Microfluidic Systems, or MFS, is focused on the development of microfluidic systems for the automated preparation of and performance of biological assays in order to detect biological threats at high-value locations, as well as analyze samples in a medical environment. www.PositiveIDCorp.com.
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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Healthcare and Medical Stock News: Comprehensive Care Corporation (OTCBB: CHCR) Names Colonel Ramon Martinez Senior Management Advisor To Maximize its Market Share with New Pharmacy Initiatives

TAMPA, Fla. - August 2, 2012 (Investorideas.com newswire) Comprehensive Care Corporation ("CompCare" or the "Company") (OTCBB: CHCR), which provides behavioral health, substance abuse and psychotropic pharmacy management services, has retained Ramon Martinez, a U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, retired, and leading figure in public management at state, national and international levels, as senior advisor to the Company's management. Colonel Martinez will spearhead the development and implementation of a Company mission, vision and strategy design, integrating the Company's behavioral health program with its innovative pharmacy cost containment program. The goal of this initiative is to maximize the Company's market share in both behavioral health and pharmacy management.

"An integral part of the Company's newly designed pharmacy program is the retaining of top-tiered senior advisors to assist the Company in this growth initiative," said Clark A. Marcus, Chairman and CEO. "Management believes that by attracting senior-level business executives to work with our senior management team as advisors, we enhance our ability to reach out to and attract the type of accounts who ultimately benefit the most from the Company's pharmacy cost-containment program."
"We are delighted to have Colonel Martinez join us as the first member of our team of senior advisors," continued Mr. Marcus. "Colonel Martinez's military and public sector background brings a wealth of experience to the Company, and we look forward to having him share with us his creative ideas and vision as to how we might even better enhance our pharmacy initiative. We will also look forward to working with Colonel Martinez in enlarging the scope of the market for our pharmacy initiative beyond that already contemplated by the Company."
Colonel Martinez served a twenty-year military career in the regular component of the US Air Force, climbing the ranks to become Combat Crew Commander, Test Director and Program Manager of Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles; Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the US Air Force Academy; Deputy Secretary of the Inter-American Defense Board; US National Defense Fellow; Chief of Latin American Strategy of US Southern Command; and Interim Director of the US Southern Command Washington Field Office. He currently serves as senior consultant for XTek Solutions, a national and international consulting firm that uses advanced techniques to empower customers to sustain healthy growth.
Colonel Martinez earned a Master of Arts degree in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a Master's degree in public administration from the University of Northern Colorado, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and geography from California State University at Long Beach.
Colonel Martinez entered the private sector as Vice President at Genetics & IVF Institute in Fairfax, VA, later served as Assistant Director of Strategic Planning at the South Florida Workforce Board, adjunct professor of philosophy at Miami-Dade Community College, and as a consultant working on Homeland Security issues. He also served as president/CEO of Progreso Latino, Inc., the state of Rhode Island's flagship Latino empowerment agency and largest bilingual, multi-cultural community based organization.
Colonel Martinez is recipient of the Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce of Rhode Island Community Leader of 2009; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Providence Branch Thurgood Marshall Award of 2008; 2008 Service Person of the Year Award of Sigma Nu Chapter Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and The Providence Phoenix Newspaper Local Hero of 2008. He is vice chair and co-founder of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Mayoral Academies, and was lauded by the US Secretary of Education as a nationally unique paradigm for public education excellence with a mayor-led regional network of public charter schools serving underserved students. He served as a Trustee of Women and Infants Hospital and the Board of Directors of Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic, a free health clinic for the uninsured and underinsured of Rhode Island.
Colonel Martinez said, "Effective behavioral healthcare and pharmacy services are considered two crucial issues that currently impact the overall well-being of consumers and the healthcare economy as a whole. I became interested in CompCare because of its unique operating model designed to address these issues and mutually benefit health plans, self-insured companies and individuals. I am excited to leverage my skills to support CompCare in becoming a thriving, resilient company that delivers on the value promised to its customers. I am also excited to be working with a highly experienced management team who are committed to driving CompCare's growth and competitive market edge. My goal is to work with the management team to introduce a resonating mission, guiding principles, and corporate strategy that propel the Company to the next level."
About CompCare:
Established in 1969, CompCare provides behavioral health, substance abuse and psychotropic pharmacy management services for managed care companies throughout the United States. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, CompCare focuses on personalized attention, flexibility, a commitment to high-quality services and innovative approaches to behavioral health that address both the specific needs of clients and changing healthcare industry demands. For more information, please call 813-288-4808 or visit our website at www.compcare.com.
Forward-Looking Statements
Except for statements of historical fact, the matters discussed in this press release are forward looking and made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect numerous assumptions and involve a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond CompCare's control that may cause actual results to differ materially from stated expectations. These risk factors include, among others, the ability of CompCare to maximize its market share with new pharmacy initiatives, the ability of CompCare and its staff to execute its business plan, the ability of CompCare to offer and sell any of its products at a profit, changes in local, regional, and national economic and political conditions, the effect of governmental regulation, competitive market conditions, varying trends in member utilization, our ability to manage healthcare operating expenses, our ability to achieve expected results from new business, the profitability, if any, of our capitated contracts or other products, increases or variations in cost of care, seasonality, CompCare's ability to obtain additional financing, increased outsourcing of behavioral health services, and additional risk factors as discussed in the reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on its website at www.sec.gov. Any forward- looking statement in this release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. CompCare assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.
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