Monday, February 20, 2012

Phoenix 12th Annual Sportsmen’s Expo to Host First-Ever Gathering of the Tribes and Hunting the Rez Auction

Hunters and outdoor-sports enthusiasts will have a chance to bid on art pieces and hunting and fishing packages--some fetching perhaps six figures--at the “First Annual Indian Country Big Game Auction.”

Glendale, AZ, February 20, 2012 - Hunters and outdoor-sports enthusiasts will have a chance to bid on art pieces and hunting and fishing packages--some fetching perhaps six figures--at the “First Annual Indian Country Big Game Auction.” Showcasing big-game hunting and fishing opportunities available on U.S. and Canadian Indian Reservations, the auction will be conducted during the Phoenix International Sportsmen's Exposition, which runs February 23-26 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

Coordinated by Hunting The Rez Magazine, the auction will take place on Friday, February 24, from 3p-6p on the show’s main Adventure Theater stage. Auction items are listed online:

ISE Phoenix will also feature the first-ever Hunting The Rez Pavilion, in which the following North American tribes will spotlight their outdoor opportunities:

* Blackfeet Nation, Browning, MT

* Blood Reserve, Stand Off Alberta, Canada

* Chippewa – Cree, Rocky Boy, MT

* Gros Ventre – Assiniboine, Fort Belknap, MT

* Hualape Game & Fish Dept., Peach Springs, AZ

* Jicarilla Game & Fish Dept., Dulce, NM

* Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Lower Brule, SD

* Mandan - Hidatsu - Arikara (MHA Nation/Three Affiliated Tribes), New Town, ND

* Pueblo of Acoma, Acoma, NM

* Pueblo of Zuni, Zuni, NM

* Quinault Nation, Taholah, WA

* San Carlos Apache Recreation, San Carlos, AZ

* White Mountain Apache Tribe, Whiteriver, AZ

Jason Belcourt, co-founder and editor of Hunting The Rez Magazine, commented: “Indian country offers vast hunting and fishing opportunities and this auction is a way to showcase what’s available to a very large audience of sports enthusiasts.

“Other expos have featured auctions, but Hunting The Rez’s event is the first where all of the hunting and fishing packages up for bid are exclusively from Indian reservations,” said Belcourt. “Tribes and tribal outfitting businesses will be able to meet with anglers and big-game hunters who may have never hunted or fished on Indian Reservations.”

Another motivation for this special event, says Belcourt, is the amount of misinformation in the hunting community. “Each Tribe has its own laws and regulations for hunting and fishing on their property. Many of the tribes are in the early stages of developing their fish-and-game departments. This auction and the HTR Pavilion is a way to educate the market about what hunting and fishing is available today in Indian Country.”

About International Sportsmen’s Exposition
The International Sportsmen’s Exposition is Arizona’s largest, most-diverse gathering of fishing, hunting and outdoor products and destinations all year,” said John Kirk, ISE’s Director of Communications. “With hundreds of exhibiting companies, free seminars throughout the day every day, free parking, giant Youth Fair plus free entry for youth under 16 and active military, the ISE is also a tremendous family value.”

DETAILS: $15 adult admission. Hours: Thurs-Fri 10:00am – 6:00pm; Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm; Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Scott Kelly
Black Dog Promotions
9920 S. Rural Rd., Ste 108
Tempe, AZ 85284 USA

Innova Biosciences Launches Unique Covalent Gold Nanoparticle Conjugation Kit

Innova Biosciences, inventor of ‘Lightning-Link®’ the world’s easiest to use antibody labeling technology, is pleased to announce the launch of InnovaCoat™ GOLD: a revolutionary kit for the covalent conjugation of gold nanoparticles to antibodies, proteins and biomolecules.

Cambridge, UK, February 20, 2012 - Innova Biosciences (Cambridge, UK), inventor of ‘Lightning-Link®’ the world’s easiest to use antibody labeling technology, is pleased to announce the launch of InnovaCoat™ GOLD: a revolutionary kit for the covalent conjugation of gold nanoparticles to antibodies, proteins and biomolecules. This innovative new technology provides significant advantages over traditional passive adsorption methods and continues in the tradition of the original Lightning-Link® procedure, offering benefits such as 2 minutes hands-on time, 100% antibody recovery and ready-to-use antibody-gold conjugate in just 15 minutes.

Commenting on the launch of InnovaCoat™ GOLD, Dr Nick Gee (CEO of Innova Biosciences) said: ‘Innova Biosciences is very proud to be recognised globally as the leading provider of high quality, yet remarkably simple, conjugation technologies. Our revolutionary new product, InnovaCoat™ GOLD, is the only technology in existence that enables ultra-stable covalent conjugation of antibodies to gold nanoparticles and it overcomes many of the problems associated with traditional passive adsorption methods. We look forward to supporting scientists and in vitro diagnostics manufacturers with the rapid development and enhancement of gold based diagnostic assays.’

The first kit in this new range is the InnovaCoat™ GOLD 40nm gold particle kit, one of the most popular particle sizes, with other sizes and nanoparticles to follow in the coming months. The launch marks the start of an exciting period for Innova Biosciences that will see multiple new product launches, particularly into the in vitro diagnostics market, and will fortify Innova’s position as the leader in antibody labeling technologies.

About Innova Biosciences Limited: Innova Biosciences is a growing, dynamic business based in Cambridge, UK. At the core of Innova’s business is Lightning-Link®, an innovative technology that simplifies bioconjugation for R&D applications, drug discovery and diagnostics. The expanding Lightning-Link® and InnovaCoat™ portfolio is sold to research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology companies worldwide.

Innova Biosciences invites anyone with an interest in antibody labeling or gold nanoparticle conjugation to please visit their website for further details,

Mathew Taylor
Algorythm Solutions Ltd
10 Torkington St
Lincolnshire PE9 2UY
+44 (0)773 403 2112

Australian Natural Healthcare Company to list on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Australian natural healthcare company Rapid Nutrition has announced its intention to list on the Deutsche Börse’s Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Nerang, Queensland, February 20, 2012 - Rapid Nutrition, whose flagship product Leisa’s Secret, a set of scientifically formulated weight loss and maintenance supplements, has already achieved considerable success both in Australia and overseas.

The company’s managing director, Simon St Ledger, says Rapid Nutrition is now in a position to be able to list on an exchange, and the Deutsche Börse offered the best option for international expansion.

“Rapid Nutrition’s listing will provide the necessary capital to support our international expansion plans, particularly into our target market in the United States,” Mr St Ledger says.

“The Deutsche Börse is the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalisation and provides access to a global market.

“It will also give us access to a much larger consumer base so all these factors make it an attractive option to become a publicly listed company.”

Rapid Nutrition has appointed corporate advisors Stepping Stone Equity to complete the listing process in conjunction with a German market maker to list through the exchange’s entry standard.

Mr St Ledger says Rapid Nutrition successful and profitable track record over the past 10 years has enabled it to build a sizeable export market with registration, contracts and sales within several key regions through the Middle East, Asia and Europe, however liquidity in the company is required for further expansion.

“While we have achieved considerable domestic and international success to date, we are now focussing our energies on the US market which will give us a far greater opportunity to further our expansion plans,” Mr St Ledger says.

“We are already well underway with negotiations for a number of partner agreements and distribution channels in this market.

“Our listing strategy will provide us with both the capital and opportunities to continue our research and development and expansion of our product range and help to secure our place as a dominant player in the health and wellbeing industry worldwide.”

The listing proposal will be presented to Rapid Nutrition shareholders for final approval in the coming weeks with the aim of a company roll up into a UK based public limited company to be completed soon after.

For more information or to register interest in Rapid Nutrition’s listing visit

For all media enquiries contact Bruce Nelson on +61 (0) 423 403 44 or

About Rapid Nutrition
Rapid Nutrition is a natural healthcare company focused on the research, development and production of a range of life science products.

The company was established on the back of its successful and proven weight loss supplement range which is exported worldwide, and now offers consumers a growing range of health and wellbeing solutions to meet existing and emerging societal health concerns, as well as a providing number of wider services to the life sciences industry.

Bruce Nelson
Zakazukha Marketing Communications
3 Eden Court
Nerang, Queensland 4220
+61 7 5596 6634