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Vilmac
Posted on: Jan 19 2009, 11:51 AM


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Wasi,

Point 1. "There are other Aussie biotech companies that I can foresee to become targets."

You might recall SLA has beaten of a couple of suitors already. I think they are very much open to take over offers; especially when sales begin of Ropren. Prime target IMHO.


Point 2. "will the price per Ropren course (always expressed in US$) be able to remain the same, I wonder?"


Totally agree. With the ruble, US$ and Aussie$ all over the place I think it is going to be a juggling act.
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Vilmac
Posted on: Jan 18 2009, 03:25 PM


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In reply to: macrae on Sunday 18/01/09 04:02pm

"If you build it, orders will come."

I understand the directors have added up the pledges for orders, and done their sums, and realized that the facility at Tomsk will be totally inadequate for the demand.

The factory would NOT be going ahead without some firm commitment to buy.






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Vilmac
Posted on: Jan 16 2009, 12:55 PM


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In reply to: 29101971 on Friday 16/01/09 12:13pm

Dob,

I will get my wife to try it. She loves her Vanilla Vodka.

And

Congrats to Trooper Donaldson. Rare honor. First VC in 40 years.
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Vilmac
Posted on: Jan 16 2009, 10:55 AM


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In reply to: tugga on Friday 16/01/09 11:33am

Sorry, no link.

I have had a few glasses during the AGMs. It does not taste too bad after you have had a few.
Vagif drinks it like a chain smoker. ( I have majors in Journalism!!) sad.gif
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Vilmac
Posted on: Jan 16 2009, 10:20 AM


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In reply to: OscarA on Friday 16/01/09 11:14am

Like Vegemite (yuk) our sports drink is an acquired taste. biggrin.gif

Now back to counting my money to pay for the 5 cent call.
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Vilmac
Posted on: Jan 14 2009, 10:38 AM


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In reply to: diana on Wednesday 14/01/09 11:32am

Lovely Lady,

Hello, my name is Boris. I have this empty dacha in Tomsk. I would like to share it with someone special...


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Vilmac
Posted on: Jan 13 2009, 11:55 AM


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In reply to: balance on Tuesday 13/01/09 12:02pm

Guys,

This might be too much out of left field, but my thinking is that Australian cricket has fallen into a hole and the team lost moral fortitude and guts when the selectors and the whole of the Australian cricketing authorities did not properly support Symonds regarding the Monkey insults by Singh.

I think that incident took the wind out of the team and the Indian team won a huge confidence boost.

The Australian team now knows they are not supported by Australian authorities and they are just going through the motions. The authorities caved in to money and now it is only money that drives the team not the green and gold.

Had the authorities kicked Singh out it would be a completely different motivated Australian team playing.

We need new selectors and selectors and authorities who back the team 100%.

Remember Hayden and Symonds are mates and Hayden stood up for Symonds. I don't think either of them have been performing well since the monkey incident. Confidence and support???

My 2 bob. FWIW
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Vilmac
Posted on: Jan 12 2009, 08:05 AM


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In reply to: diana on Monday 12/01/09 08:21am

Diana,

Thanks for those comments.

They just about cover it all for me.

I have no intention of selling any time soon, except some to cover my 5 cents due on the SLACF's; and if I had any money left in any of my other stocks I would sell them rather than my SLA's. And if I had any money left in the kitty after that I would be a buyer at these prices.

Like most of you I have been reading with great interest and alarm at what is happening in the world economy. I keep reading these articles about slowing growth, fall in demand, massive unemployment, inflation, hyper-inflation etc. But to me it gets back to one central thing - the Banks have stopped lending. Fix the Banks and you fix the economy. But this is not the forum to get into this.

But as Diana said there are some sectors which will do better than others. Health is one. In an aging population Health is one area where we will continue to spend. Spent a fortune on my wife's operation last year, and if she needs one again this year I will spend another fortune and not a bigger plasma TV or holiday or new car.

Happy to hold, with fingers crossed that SLA will take off sooooon!!
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Vilmac
Posted on: Jan 9 2009, 02:17 PM


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In reply to: bam_bamm on Friday 09/01/09 02:46pm

bam bamm,

Seems to me bam bamm that you are like a guy at a poker table holding 4 of a kind and somebody raises your bet. You know you have a winning hand but are confused when somebody does something un-expected. Most people would raise again, but it seems to me you are of a temperament that you throw away your winning hand.

Perhaps you should stay out of the game.

Cheers
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Vilmac
Posted on: Jan 9 2009, 10:41 AM


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In reply to: fredick on Friday 09/01/09 11:24am

Fredick,

Yep! A head of steam and better looking graph. Hope it is sustained.

Certainly I am a lot happier when directors are buying again.


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Vilmac
Posted on: Jan 9 2009, 10:19 AM


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In reply to: Vilmac on Friday 09/01/09 11:14am

It has been corrected.

For one mad moment I was a billionaire!!!
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Vilmac
Posted on: Jan 9 2009, 10:14 AM


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From my Etrade window!!!


Bit ambitious, but I like their confidence.

One seller at $987.00. I hope somebody picks up the 4700 shares on offer.


Sellers
Price Quantity Number
0.230 50000 1
0.250 60000 2
0.265 15000 1
0.300 5000 1
987.000 4700 1

Last 10 Trades
Time Price Quantity
11:10:12 AM 0.215 279
11:09:23 AM 0.215 12,121
11:09:23 AM 0.215 5,500
11:09:23 AM 0.215 19,379
11:08:34 AM 0.215 5,000
10:58:10 AM 0.210 4,767
10:44:14 AM 0.215
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Vilmac
Posted on: Jan 8 2009, 04:35 PM


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Nice to see that Peter is still buying.

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Vilmac
Posted on: Jan 8 2009, 09:59 AM


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In reply to: theadder on Thursday 08/01/09 10:37am

Must be an age thing, but I have never heard of some of these guys. I checked out their statistics on Howstats and I am totally underwhelmed.

If these guys are the best we have, we are in deep shyte.

Don't the selectors look at first class statistics. Some of the clowns included in the side are well down on the stats. Why did Nannes get overlooked? Hauritz has a shocking, shocking first class average. Why is he included?

Looks like we are back to the practice, if you are NSW or Vic you are given preferential treatment. This has been the English standard practice of selection and look how well they are doing.






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Vilmac
Posted on: Jan 2 2009, 12:10 PM


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In reply to: OscarA on Friday 02/01/09 12:54pm

Sounds like a good news post to me.

I just wish I had money to buy at these prices.

Also nice to see the guys are back at work. I am currently trying to get in touch with directors of another company and nobody is back till 12th.

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Vilmac
Posted on: Dec 31 2008, 09:49 AM


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In reply to: mme on Wednesday 31/12/08 10:09am

Thanks mme and ditto,

Happy New Year SLAers and everyone else!!

P.S. Haven't been posting as there is nothing to post about, but January 2009 IMO will be an interesting month!!!

Cheers Everyone. Take care tonight.





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Vilmac
Posted on: Dec 19 2008, 02:50 PM


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In reply to: fredick on Friday 19/12/08 03:23pm

Max my card, lose my wife.

Decisions decisions. wub.gif
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Vilmac
Posted on: Dec 19 2008, 01:37 PM


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In reply to: fredick on Friday 19/12/08 02:23pm

Fredick,

I must disagree. Trade plus 4 has been my experience of late. They used to be good, but seem to drag their feet lately.

Have my Amex.

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Vilmac
Posted on: Dec 19 2008, 11:26 AM


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Well I am finally back from holidays, but looking at the SLA share price, I wish I had stayed home and saved the money!!

The way I see it I have today or possibly till Monday to make up my mind about taking up my placement.

Would love to take it up, but where is the money coming from? No trades today and if I put up some SLA shares to sell to take up the placement I would drive the market down. Catch 22.

On a side note. One of the largest national groups on our ship were the Russians. They seemed to have oodles of money and came from a broad age group. Spoke to one young couple who were on one of our daily tours. He was from outside Moscow, but he said he worked for a large multi national as a translator. Spoke English Russian and Japanese. He loved Putin, because he was giving Russia back its national pride. Russia was looking for foreign investment and was a safe investment for foreign companies. His Japanese company had no problems repatriating money it earned in Russia back to Japan, but they are not Americans which the Russians love to screw. I hope Russia's attitude to Australia is more Japanese and less American? I asked him carefully about corruption - but he answered candidly - its everywhere just got to deal with it. Seems to me like Native Title in Australia.

Anyway, back to my spreadsheet.

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Vilmac
Posted on: Dec 10 2008, 06:56 PM


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In reply to: 29101971 on Wednesday 10/12/08 04:43pm

The greatest con of the 21st century is that the banks have been able to divert the cause of the recession away from themselves to the failing car industry, fall in demand, slow down in growth, collapse of commodity prices etc etc.

It is the BANKS stupid!!!

If the banks had not stopped lending we would not be in this mess. The mess has been caused because the banks were playing silly buggers between themselves and suddenly realised the pyramid scheme they had working within themselves was unsustainable and cut off credit to everybody. Now instead of being the banks fault it is everybody elses.

At one stage Gordon brown was talking tough about nationalising the banks if they did not start lending. I have not had access to a British paper for a few weeks, but listening to the BBC news it seems even Gordon Brown has gone cold on that idea.
Pity. Someone should keep the focus on the banks. The four pillars of our financial system are really just piles of decaying corrupt self absorbed rust and need to be scrapped.
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Vilmac
Posted on: Dec 2 2008, 07:40 PM


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In reply to: Livas1 on Tuesday 02/12/08 08:06pm

Livas,

From Andorra; I thank you.
Great post.

I am sure we will all get through this, in time.

Cheers

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Vilmac
Posted on: Nov 30 2008, 03:06 PM


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Guys,

Arrived back in Barcelona this morning (Barcelona time). Lots to catch up. Sounds as if meeting went well. Pity about share price.

Notice there have been changes to share issue. Will have to sort that out when I get back to Australia. Too hard to do anything while on the move. My intention was to take up full allocation, but I might have missed out. Previously advised Peter I will take up some shortfall so I think I am covered.

Russian seem to be rolling in money. 10% of the cruise was vodka drinking Russians. Some of them soooo young. Where do they get the money from??

Americans on the cruise don't seem to be worried about the recession or job losses. Business as usual for most.

Poms more worried about it than the Yanks.
Lots of talk about nationalising UK banks if they do not start lending. Very interesting?

Sounds like we are back on track. Would love a much higher share price to reflect SLA achievements this year !!

Cheers


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Vilmac
Posted on: Nov 6 2008, 01:30 PM


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In reply to: chiller on Thursday 06/11/08 02:16pm

Chiller,

I totally agree with Chiller, Illusion is playing games and we should be aware of this.

If I might add something as an interesting observation. The new favourite game for Bankers in London, and I do not think Illusion is one hypocrite.gif , is playing chicken with trains. We got held up by another Banker on Central line today. Seems the trains are setting up a handy cricket score. Far in excess of the Opes Team.
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Vilmac
Posted on: Oct 30 2008, 11:03 PM


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In reply to: investor on Thursday 30/10/08 11:14pm

Investor,

Thanks for that.

I agree, if I did not believe in and see the effort that Denis, Peter and Vagif were putting in the company I would be long gone.

Like you I have had previous experience with companies where the directors were in it just for number one. These guys are different.

Cheers

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Vilmac
Posted on: Oct 30 2008, 08:56 AM


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In reply to: OscarA on Thursday 30/10/08 09:51am

Did my calcualtions this morning and the bottom line is I will be taking up all my entitilements ASAP.

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Vilmac
Posted on: Oct 29 2008, 08:13 AM


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In reply to: johnstash on Wednesday 29/10/08 09:02am

Happy birthday DOB wink.gif

Hope 2009 is MUCH better. (financially)
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Vilmac
Posted on: Oct 28 2008, 05:49 PM


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In reply to: cdmick on Tuesday 28/10/08 06:37pm

Cdmick,

Your post on HC was moderated so you are trying the same thing here?

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Vilmac
Posted on: Oct 27 2008, 07:17 PM


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In reply to: mme on Monday 27/10/08 08:06pm

MME,

Your logic is impeccable. Heading OS in a few days and would be very disappointed with no good news before I go.

Now, who do I give my proxy to?? Hmmm? biggrin.gif
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Vilmac
Posted on: Oct 27 2008, 10:26 AM


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In reply to: chiller on Monday 27/10/08 11:21am

Great news Chiller!!

One eye on the market, the other packing. (That does not make sense??)
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Vilmac
Posted on: Oct 27 2008, 08:27 AM


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In reply to: johnstash on Monday 27/10/08 09:12am

Johnstash,

Like you I am using SLA as a safe haven investment strategy. Looking at my (all red) investment spreadsheet, SLA has gone down least.

I just hope the good news from SLA is not drowned out by the doom and gloom spreading through the market.

Should be getting some news from SLA soon, even if it is the timing of the AGM.
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Vilmac
Posted on: Oct 23 2008, 09:38 AM


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In reply to: swuzzlebubble on Thursday 23/10/08 10:21am

Guys,

Straight shooting.

I need the share price to go UP so I can sell as few as possible SLA shares to help pay for a trip to Europe and a few cruises I have booked. Only 6 trading days before we leave so there is some urgency guys!!! No pressure guys - just DO IT!!!

Feels good to get that off my chest without any ambiguity.

All together now "I'm leaving on a jet plane ----"

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Vilmac
Posted on: Oct 23 2008, 08:20 AM


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In reply to: pepee on Thursday 23/10/08 08:54am

Pepee,

The frog/toad is a cryptic clue!! Should test your research skills. biggrin.gif
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Vilmac
Posted on: Oct 22 2008, 05:38 PM


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In reply to: cdmick on Wednesday 22/10/08 05:51pm

Looks like he is still shyting in the pond.


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Vilmac
Posted on: Oct 17 2008, 01:15 PM


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Guys,

A reply from Emedical about the "prescription" issue. Glad to see they acknowledge no side effects or problems using it with other medications.



Dear L,


Bioeffective A is classified as a "Practitoner Only" supplement.
As you are aware, it can be purchased without prescription from any outlet that has a "Practitioner" by definition of the TGA on the premises.

We have been advised that to sell this item over the internet that we are required to categorise the supplement the same as a "Pharmacist-Only" medicine.
This means that we must collect some medical information about you to ensure that the product is suitable for you. If you were to purchase Pharmacist-Only medicines from a pharmacy you would be asked questions face to face. Via the internet we do this by allowing you to fill out a short form. As you may be aware, their is no known issues with Bioeffective A in terms of side-effects or combining it with other medications.

Please note that all information submitted by you is treated in the stricted confidence.

Also, the fact that our website asks you for Medicare card information is an "issue" for us. I have asked our I.T guru to look into removing this field from the online order form as we obviously do not need this information for a non-prescription item. You can enter any number you like in that field as we will not have a use for it.

I hope this explains the change to the ordering procedure for Bioeffective A for you.

Sincere regards
Dino Sapuppo
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Vilmac
Posted on: Oct 17 2008, 12:40 PM


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In reply to: daedalus on Friday 17/10/08 01:20pm



QUOTE
My question is where is the money from all these sales going?   


Daedalus,

Towards our big fat dividend cheques - I hope? biggrin.gif

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Vilmac
Posted on: Oct 16 2008, 10:17 PM


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In reply to: glotch on Thursday 16/10/08 10:59pm

Glotch,

Good man. Emedical seem to have the wrong information.

Under TGA approval Bio A can only be bought through a pharmacy or a place that employs a pharmacist, but does NOT require a prescription.

Cheers
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Vilmac
Posted on: Oct 16 2008, 06:18 PM


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In reply to: Livas1 on Thursday 16/10/08 05:48pm

Thanks Livas1 - just needed to know.






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Vilmac
Posted on: Oct 16 2008, 04:10 PM


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Well today was a bit of a fizzer.

Has anybody got any evidence that ANZ was active in the market today??
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Vilmac
Posted on: Oct 16 2008, 02:52 PM


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In reply to: console on Thursday 16/10/08 03:28pm

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Bio A - I still think its an anti aging pill. tongue.gif   


Console,

I tend to agree with you. We got Bio A to help my wife with her gastric refux and duodenal ulcers, and it has. I started taking Bio A daily just to keep her company, I was not looking for a cure for anything.
Since I have been taking Bio A I feel a lot healthier. So healthy in fact I took up jogging again and stuffed my knee - again. Note- Bio A will not cure arthritis. It makes you feel better -and younger- and leads you to do stupid things like jogging with arthritis against specific orders by the doctors not to do so.

Bio A should come with a health warning for twits like me. I took up jogging because I felt so good I thought I might go skiing again in Zermat over Xmas. Man should know his limits. Damm you Bio A.



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Vilmac
Posted on: Oct 15 2008, 05:13 PM


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In reply to: new_kid on Wednesday 15/10/08 05:40pm

New_Kid,

GOOD!!

Thanks.
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Vilmac
Posted on: Oct 14 2008, 07:57 AM


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In reply to: maiden on Tuesday 14/10/08 08:21am

CREDIBILITY PLUS FOUR???

Too cryptic for me!!
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Vilmac
Posted on: Oct 10 2008, 10:07 AM


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QUOTE (OscarA @ Friday 10/10/08 10:53am)

OscarA,

Thanks for that. I have been keeping an eye out on a possible bid for some time.
Not that I think SLA should allow itself to be taken over, but just so we get an indication of how valuable SLA really is.

If I recall, I think I posted something earlier this year about some start-up bio in Italy valued at over $1 Billion and years away from developing a product like Ropren..

Lots of money looking for somewhere to settle.
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Posted on: Oct 10 2008, 09:24 AM


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In reply to: Vilmac on Friday 10/10/08 09:46am

Guys,

Just something else I came across. You might recall from the meeting, was it Peter?, who said they have had a few European Drug companies sniffing around?? (I do not think the last para applies to SLA.)

Will drugs giants defy the credit crunch and splash out on biotech deals?


THE financial crisis means that most lawyers and bankers specialising in mergers and acquisitions are twiddling their thumbs. With confidence shattered and credit hard to come by, deals have dried up in most industries. But not in pharmaceuticals. This week Eli Lilly, a medium-sized American drugs firm, outbid Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), another middling American rival, for ImClone, a coveted biotechnology firm. Carl Icahn, a billionaire investor who owns a stake in ImClone, had noisily dismissed an earlier offer from BMS at a price of $62 per share as inadequate. He then claimed that a mystery bidder had emerged offering $70 a share—51% above the share price on July 30th, before BMS made its offer. When Lilly confirmed that his claim was no bluff, and put forward an all-cash, $70-per-share offer worth $6.5 billion, BMS bowed out.

Many are wondering why Lilly is paying so much for ImClone. Roger Longman of Windhover, an industry consultancy, puts it bluntly: “This deal does not seem economically sensible.” Because BMS will keep the North American marketing rights for Erbitux, ImClone’s blockbuster cancer drug, much of the firm’s current revenue will not go to the buyer. Lilly has its eye on the biotech firm’s promising pipeline of drugs, but there too BMS thinks it has rights to some of the revenue from any successor to Erbitux—a claim Lilly is sure to dispute.

So why did Lilly outbid BMS? The short answer is desperation. Much of the pharmaceutical industry faces a crunch in the next few years because today’s blockbusters will lose patent protection and their research pipelines have failed to come up with enough replacements. The problem is particularly acute at Lilly. By one estimate, nearly 60% of its $19 billion in sales may dry up as generic versions of its drugs become available between 2010 and 2013. ImClone’s pipeline of cancer drugs in early and mid-stage development promises to fill out Lilly’s portfolio and, its bosses hope, make it an oncology powerhouse. If that bet works out, argues Tim Anderson of Sanford Bernstein, a financial-research outfit, Lilly may yet be vindicated.

As for BMS, its apparent loss this week may prove to be a victory. In addition to revenue from Erbitux (and possibly its successor), it says it will realise a $1 billion gain by selling its 17% stake in ImClone. The firm also has some $7 billion in cash with which to pursue other acquisitions. Jean-Marc Huet, BMS’s finance chief, argues that the credit crunch, which hits smaller and start-up firms harder than big drugs companies, may produce a bonanza of “undervalued” firms for BMS to gobble up.

Amid today’s panic, it is heartening to hear such confidence. Is there really a wave of drugs deals in the offing? One reason to think so is that the pharmaceutical industry is known for its large, reliable cashflows. That, Mr Longman argues, will persuade lenders to provide credit, should any be needed to complete deals. And because smaller firms have already gone by the wayside, he reckons the coming deals may involve bigger ones.

Unlike the large drugs companies, biotech firms tend to be small start-ups, and they are already seeing funding dry up. Leaders of Britain’s once up-and-coming biotechnology sector recently gave warning that selling out may soon be the only option. Dr Anderson suggests that America’s industry may follow suit. As if on cue, AtheroGenics, a cash-starved and debt-laden American biotech firm, declared bankruptcy this week.

Taken from this weeks Economist.


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Posted on: Oct 10 2008, 08:46 AM


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QUOTE (console @ Friday 10/10/08 09:08am)

Console,

I think it should. The message seems to be getting through to the people that this crisis is going to be played out mainly in America, England and Europe.

The wailing and posturing in our markets has been mainly done by our financials. The rest of the economy is fine - in excellent shape. The problem is we have a bunch of guys running investment strategies who have MBA's from Harvard Business School and the like and are unable to think for themselves. While I have no doubt this is a once in a lifetime occurrence and that there are going to be massive structural changes in the markets, Australia and the Australian economy are solid. It will just take time for these so called "masters of the universe" to realise this and money will come roaring back to Australia.

As for SLA, it is in great shape. No capital raising, no massive loans, product ready for the market etc etc. Our only problem is we are told, once we start selling (soon I hope) , demand will exceed supply.

Got to feel sorry for the SLA guys. Ready to release great news and it will possibly be swamped by the hysteria about the global meltdown. On the other hand it could be just what people are looking and hoping for?

Sorry guys, batching, and too much time on my hands.
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Posted on: Oct 9 2008, 09:35 AM


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In reply to: console on Thursday 09/10/08 10:17am

Console,

Lot of people running around saying the sky is falling.

The governments around the world have acted together to limit the contagion and IMHO I think it will work. Markets are much more sophisticated than they were in 1929 when if I remember, they used carrier pigeons to communicate and in 1987 just before the internet age. Markets and banks are communicating and this mess will sort itself through sooner than later.

From my point of view the whole problem has been a falling out between thieves. The banks lost confidence in each other and ran out of people to shaft with the debt. In comes the government and writes it all off and the circle can start all over again.

So why are people selling down SLA - I don't know. As a good friend of mine says "inconceivable."

If the guys at SLA can set a price and get a few orders on the books this will definitely be a $1 stock before Christmas. I keep trolling through the markets looking for something tasty and SLA continues to shine as one of the best and safest bets.
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Posted on: Oct 9 2008, 06:37 AM


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In reply to: bermuda on Thursday 09/10/08 07:02am

Bermuda,

Just heard Kochie explaining that the fall in the Australian Dollar is because we have cut our interest rates and money is looking for better returns. (Where in the world are they getting better and safer rates than in Australia???)

He added people were looking for a safe haven and were withdrawing money from us and putting it in American bonds at close to ZERO!!! percent.

Quite frankly Kochie's explanation does not scan with me. I agree with you the Aussie dollar is one of the strongest currencies in the world at the moment.

Probably would not be so pi**ed off except I am heading overseas and as usual our dollar is weak against the Euro, the Pound and the US Dollar, in fact everywhere I want to spend money!! thumbdown.gif
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Posted on: Oct 8 2008, 10:51 AM


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In reply to: PJ83 on Wednesday 08/10/08 11:18am

PJ83,

Thank you for being so candid with your workings.

I must admit I go along with just about all your process except I am a bit more bullish about pricing and PE ratios. Hence I am looking at $1 before Xmas and considerably higher by end of FY08/09.

There is no shortage of money in the markets - just people with confidence.
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Posted on: Oct 8 2008, 08:53 AM


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Guys,

This should help SLA penetrate the European market.

From the Wall Street Journal

Europe is poised to relax restrictions preventing drug companies from reaching out to consumers.

Unlike in the U.S., drug companies operating in Europeare prohibited from advertising prescription drugs to consumers, which helps make Europe a far less profitable drug market.

The new rules would let companies provide "objective and unbiased" information about drugs in print and online but would prohibit outright advertising.

Consumer groups are worried that the changes will crack open the door to stealth advertising.

The European Commission is planning to propose the changes later this month, according to an early draft of the legislation. The changes would need to be approved by the European Parliament and Council of Ministers before becoming law, a process that could take several years.

On its Web site, the Commission says European patients have become more involved in their treatment and more demanding of information, and that drug makers should be allowed to supply information in a nonpromotional way.

Drug companies, which have lobbied hard for the changes, say the new rules would allow them to set up Web sites about their drugs and possibly circulate brochures at pharmacies, activities that aren't allowed today. They say they won't start U.S.-style advertising.

"We're not interested in advertising to patients. We will accept any reasonable oversight of the information we provide to ensure it's unbiased and to ensure it achieves its objective, which is to really improve patients' ability to manage their own health care," said Arthur Higgins, chief executive of PHRRASE>AG's health-care unit and head of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, the drug industry's main lobbying body in Europe.

Consumer-protection groups say it will be hard to police the line between factual information and advertising. Companies "have a responsibility toward their shareholders, so the money they spend will have to be aimed at making a profit," says Ilaria Passarani, health-policy officer for the European Consumers' Organization in Brussels. "We think all of this will inevitably increase sales of medicines that are unnecessary for patients."

Even disease-awareness campaigns that aren't allowed to mention a company or a particular drug can lead to stronger sales of a pharmaceutical product, says Barbara Mintzes, a researcher at Health Action International in Amsterdam.

She pointed to a television campaign Novartis AG began in the Netherlands in 2000 advising people with toenail or fingernail fungus to visit a doctor. Novartis makes a drug called Lamisil for nail fungus, though this wasn't mentioned in the campaign.

Still, doctors started prescribing Lamisil at much higher rates after the ads began, according to a study of the campaign published in the British Medical Journal. When the ads stopped in 2002, Lamisil prescriptions dropped again, according to the study.

I hope when revenues start flowing SLA puts some money in developing a much better web presence.

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In reply to: nohoper on Tuesday 07/10/08 02:58pm

The idiots sent the wrong message to the market.

.5% would have said we know there is a problem, but Australia is fundamentally sound, we can work through this.

1% suggests they have no idea, but want to look as if they are proactive.

Rudd and Co have no idea. When in doubt trust the advice of the banks is not leadership.

The banks crying that the LIBOR rate has jumped massively. I wonder if our 4 pillar banks, AA+ rated, best in the world are being charged the same rate as some of the dodgy African or third world banks???? HMMMM????
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QUOTE (maiden @ Tuesday 07/10/08 01:52am)

Maiden,

I agree with you. Promotion of the product seems to be struggling.

I have been to the last 2 Bio Industry Convention/Promotions here in Brisbane. Lifespan had Bio A right at the front of their stall. I also took the opportunity to have a long talk to the SLA sales rep. They really work hard. It takes time, but we will get there.

The problem IMHO is that it is one of so many other products trying to compete on the market. Also our TGA approval does not allow us to make claims about the product that other, quite frankly inferior products, can make. Our TGA approval does not allow us to say BioA cures this and that, prevents this, clears that, reduces that. Etc Etc.
We can just sell it virtually by word of mouth and hope that it builds up a body of users that enthusiastically promote it.
Will the company revisit the TGA approval? I think they will, but at this time Ropren is their focus. Ropren has the capacity to make big money quickly. BioA will take time, but I think in time will out perform Ropren. My wife and I have been using BioA for over two years and we have never been healthier.

What SLA needs is decent media coverage. TV would be nice. Sales will come.
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In reply to: cwjohn on Friday 03/10/08 05:57pm

CWJohn,

Right on!!

This is the best country in the world and one of the safest against the coming global recession.

I have friends in England and US packing to migrate to Australia. We have not heard much about England to date , but it is doom and gloom there as well.

I do worry about China though. It is already reneging on iron ore contract prices and will show its true colours and become a market bully. IMHO.



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In reply to: Livas1 on Friday 03/10/08 12:06pm

Hope he speaks English?? biggrin.gif

As the Director of the Hospital, I wonder if he will be one of the guys buying Ropren in large doses?
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In reply to: ecoool2 on Thursday 02/10/08 04:29pm

Don't worry about the Russians, they have more money than the Yanks and their cheques don't bounce.
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Anybody checked Standard and Poor's share price. I can't find it.

These are the guys who rated everybodys credit ratings. Hope nobody is relying on their credit ratings any more????

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In reply to: diana on Thursday 02/10/08 10:15am

Pre open not looking flash this morning.

Volume sales to start in a few weeks.

Ropren sales in half a dozen countries around the world.

Great time to sell???

As for the Directors, let them do what they are paid to do.

Paid. Let me check that, but I think for the first time they are actually paying themselves.

Wonder where else we can get such committed directors who believe so much in the company they do it for free!!!

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In reply to: Vilmac on Wednesday 01/10/08 10:12am

Annual Report out.

Top 20 looks a lot different.
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QUOTE
Russia’s stock exchanges soared by more than 20 per cent yesterday in frenetic trading that was interrupted twice by suspensions imposed by regulators.


Would be nice if SLA was also listed on the Russian MICEX.

Waiting for the Annual Report.
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Can somebody please explain why the Australian Dollar is sinking against the American Dollar??

I thought by now I could wallpaper the outhouse with worthless American dollars.

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It might be because I have spent the last week with my head in the sullage - just can't get it fixed!!

But I feel a lot happier with my SLA shares than I have for a few months.

The way I read ASIC's affidavit ANZ may have to return the shares it grabbed to restore pre March positions. This would be a massive market buy back!!

With doom and gloom in the financial markets, SLA should be looked upon as a safe haven especially with - I hope- sales and pricing soon.

Back to the sullage.
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In reply to: King Baz on Monday 29/09/08 05:10pm

King Baz,

Still trying to fix the sullage. Been knee deep in sewage for over a week. The fumes are eating into my brain and I am hallucinating or seeing clearly at last? puke.gif

Don't know whether to cut the back paddock or have a back burn. Rural fire brigade needs a workout.

As for 1972, could not believe it when they decided to halt the moon program. Now we can watch the Chinese set up colonies on the Moon and beyond.
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What lucky sod got SLACF's at 20.5??

DOB???
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The GDP of America is an amazing 12417 $bn.

This is greater than the sum of the worlds next 5 major economies.

Japan 4534
Germany 2795
China 2234
Britain 2199
France 2127

(from the Economist)

Australia 733 is 15 on the list.

Will the bailout help? No, I think they have targeted the wrong street.
This will become a long and painful recession for the USA.

This is a generational change. Similar to the aftermath of WW2.

Just to be completely stupid, I mark the beginning of this American decline to December 1972. I have never forgiven America for landing on the moon and stopping. To me it marked the beginning of a civilization in decline.

Has a great civilization ever halted its decline? None I can think of. It might take another 100 years or so to hit bottom.






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In reply to: utb on Monday 29/09/08 11:38am

Has somebody decided we are not going above 31 today??

The big seller @31???
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In reply to: chiller on Saturday 27/09/08 10:24am

Chiller,

Virtually the same article was in the AFR this morning.

In short, ANZ is going to have to pay and more than it hoped. This is obviously good news for all the SLA shareholders who got shafted by ANZ and hopefully reflects in the share price. sadsmiley02.gif

.29 puke.gif

This could all be settled before Xmas.
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In reply to: swuzzlebubble on Wednesday 24/09/08 04:36pm

Swuzzle,

Nothing more current?

This should be very interesting. I know they feel very confident. Hope it is short and sweet.

Ta

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In reply to: super enrich on Tuesday 23/09/08 09:26am

Super,

I think Denis may be in Russia.
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Wonder how much longer the 13 cent difference between SLA and SLACF can last?
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In reply to: Livas1 on Monday 22/09/08 11:43am

Livas1,

Thanks for that. I did not see any notification re market delay.

Mild panic attack!!! puke.gif
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Trading status - Enquire??

Is this just Etrade?
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In reply to: diana on Monday 22/09/08 08:36am

Diana,

I agree, what rort??

I am not happy with LK being on the share registry, but what can you do about it? He has as much right to invest in SLA as you or I.

Vagif has said publicly that LK has absolutely no influence on the company and I believe him.

Consider this, if LK is in any way linked with organised crime and using their money to invest, would you as Mr Big be happy with this “darling of the media” investing your money and having this now open to police investigation?

Investigations are afoot, and I welcome them. If I was LK I would be watching my back. I think LK’s influence is just media hype.

Looking forward to the Annual Report and any other news.

Cheers
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All it means is that it confirms a properly made out AMSLA agreement is binding. As we know the Opes agreement was a pile of shyte and this is what the fight is about.

ANZ have gone into the alchemy business and want to turn shyte into gold.

It won't happen.
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Chiller,

Got the Shirt.

Ta

Sorry to be brief. Passing - Augathella.
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In reply to: johnstash on Tuesday 16/09/08 10:11am

When ANZ settles - not if - has anybody calculated what the effect will be on the SLA shareprice?
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In reply to: utb on Tuesday 16/09/08 12:06am

With all the turmoil in the financial markets and money looking for a safe place to hide, wouldn't it be nice if we got a pricing and sales announcement from SLA - soon to take advantage of the growing Russian market!!








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In reply to: fergun on Monday 15/09/08 08:03pm

fergun

Ta

Love it.

33 first try
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In reply to: chiller on Friday 12/09/08 05:22pm

Charlie,

Ta.

I will keep it as a family heirloom. Wear it only on ship formal nights!!

New Kid,

You are right again!! Should have clicked. Ta also.

Have a good weekend guys.
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In reply to: Livas1 on Friday 12/09/08 05:14pm

Manufactured in St Petersburg, if I read the translation correctly??

Laboratory sample, not the Tomsk product?
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In reply to: dee27 on Friday 12/09/08 11:09am

Will be interesting to see the new top 20.
Should be out soon.
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Might add that almost all big pharmaceutical companies are also doing tests in India. The facilities are world class and cheaper.

I have even suggested to Solagran that it might be cheaper for them to do tests there.

Good post Livas1
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> > Joe wanted to buy a motorbike. He doesn't have much
> > luck until, one day; he comes across a Harley with a 'For Sale'
> > sign on it.
> >
> > The bike seems even better than a new one, although it
> > is 10 years old. It is shiny and in absolute mint condition. He
> > immediately buys it, and asks the seller how he kept it in such great condition for 10 years.
> >
> > 'Well, it's quite simple, really,' says the seller, 'whenever the bike
> > Is outside and it's Going to rain, rub Vaseline on the chrome. It
> > protects it from the rain.' and he hands Joe a jar of Vaseline.
> >
> > That night, his girlfriend, Sandra, invites him over
> > to meet her parents. Naturally, they take the bike there.
> > But just before they enter the house, Sandra stops him
> > and says, 'I have to tell you something about my family before we go
> > in.'
> >
> > 'When we eat dinner, we don't talk. In fact,
> > the first person who says anything during dinner has to do the dishes.'
> > 'No problem,' he says. And in they go.
> >
> > Joe is shocked. Right smack in the middle of the
> > living room is a huge stack of dirty dishes.
> > In the kitchen is another huge stack of dishes. Piled
> > up on the stairs, In the corridor, everywhere he looks, dirty dishes.
> >
> > They sit down to dinner and, sure enough, no one says
> > a Word. As dinner progresses, Joe decides to take advantage of the
> > situation. So he leans over and kisses Sandra. No one says a
> > word. So he reaches over and fondles her breasts. Still, nobody says a
> > word. So he stands up, grabs her, rips her clothes off, throws her on the
> > table, and makes passionate love to her right there, in front of her parents.
> >
> > His girlfriend is a little flustered, her dad is
> > obviously livid, and her mom horrified when he sits back down, but no one
> > says a word. He looks at her mom. 'She's got a great
> > body,' he thinks. So he grabs the Mom, bends her over the dinner table, and has his way
> > with her right there on the dinner table. Now his
> > girlfriend is furious and her dad is boiling, but still, total silence.
> >
> > All of a sudden there is a loud clap of thunder, and
> > it starts to rain.
> > Joe remembers his bike, so he pulls the jar of
> > Vaseline from his pocket.
> >
> > The father shouts, 'All right, I'll do the f***ing dishes!'

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In reply to: chiller on Thursday 11/09/08 01:57pm

Sorry Charles, can't help you. You look like a Charlie to me.

LOL
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In reply to: OscarA on Thursday 11/09/08 12:41pm

OscarA,

The downward spiral is distressing, but not unexpected. I agree good news re pricing and sales is the only way to stop this. It will come.

In the mean time rather than watch this, I think I will either mow the lawn or try again to fix the septic.

Call me when the price goes up!!

Ta
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In reply to: Livas1 on Tuesday 09/09/08 02:09pm

Livas,

Thanks for the summary.

Pity Denis did not speak at the meeting. He is so clear and concise.

I agree with you – pricing coming soon. Also picked up they are changing focus from research to production. That means money.

Cheers
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In reply to: Lucky Mojo on Monday 08/09/08 03:59pm

Lucky Mojo,

I know the supply side is locked in or was when I spoke to Denis about it last year. I have not heard that anything has changed re supply.

As for UTB's questions, I am searching for those answers myself.

Vashé zdorov'ye



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In reply to: new_kid on Sunday 07/09/08 07:36pm

New_kid,

Thanks for that.
I would have to agree with that assessment of the meeting.
I know Denis and Vagif have a deep resolve to make this company a global giant. Have not sussed the others but I am sure they share the dream.

Cheers
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In reply to: maiden on Sunday 07/09/08 08:06am

Maiden,

I was at the meeting, but caught a bug and don't feel 100%.

Spoke to Denis briefly and he said, "nothing has changed, just a delay."

I think that last week showed SLA needs to focus on the money and not the science.

Vagif has run the shots up till now, now let the accountants have a go.

Very pleased to hear that "Gorbacheva" is handling the price negotiations.

I think the fall out and price fall after the meeting should focus the SLA guys.

They gave the Russians their 15 minutes of fame, they have their documentary now lets get on with it. (I think the presentations were part of the deal to retain the scientists.)

I think SLA was oversold and should go back to about .74 (pre OPES), but certainly until there is a price and sales announcement there seems to be very little hope for blue sky pricing in this stock.

Science is good, but money rules!!

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In reply to: johnstash on Friday 05/09/08 09:43am

Johnstash,

I do not remember if I met you at the meeting, but "nothing has changed" were the exact words Denis said after I and a few other guys collared him and chatted with him after the meeting.
Yes you are quite right I have never seen Denis looking so tired and drawn. I had another meeting with him in my room after the SLA meeting and I remarked on his health and he said they were all working extremely long hours. It was nothing for Vagif to leave the office after 2 in the morning.
Guys,
I have just got home and am going through some of the posts. I thought the price would have a knock after the meeting, but 45 is just ridiculous. It is just a delay and us old timers are used to that. Though I do agree with Johnstah there are a few clever long term holders who are trading heavily on the stock and making lots of money. (Not me). Pity – but I suppose that is how they make a living.
I wish they had organised the Russian speakers a bit better. But IMHO they needed to give the Russians their 15 minutes of fame as part of the deal to “keep the faith.” Also the Russian documentary should set up Ropren sales in Russia. Denis and Vagif have always been rabbitting on about how huge the expectation is for Ropren in Russia and I think we here in Australia continue to underestimate it.
I think I will sit down now and read all the posts and the presentation, but I doubt it I can add anything of value.
The presentation was bad. Hope they have learnt from it!!
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In reply to: 29101971 on Tuesday 02/09/08 01:10pm

Dob,

Great advice.

Saw the open this morning and decided to play in the sullage pit. (Have a blockage and it is overflowing - joys of country living.)

Came back just now not expecting much and WOW!!

I will take the same attitude with me tomorrow. (Will have a shower or two before I go.)

Ta
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In reply to: Livas1 on Monday 01/09/08 04:39pm

Livas1,

Looks like we have cracked the 60.

Looks like I am returning to my Russian roots and developing a taste for Vodka.

Cheers? Na Zdorovie?
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In reply to: Vilmac on Friday 29/08/08 07:45pm

Duh!!! 2007 - Sorry guys.

But still news to me!!
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Solagran pricing????

Guys,

This sounds great. I am taking a copy to ask about at the meeting.


15.08.2007


Solagran Limited Announces Pricing For Ropren Outside Russia

Melbourne based Biotech Solagran Limited (ASX: SLA) today announced that arrangements were being put in place in St Petersburg to supply patients outside Russia with its liver disease drug Ropren, consistent with international regulatory guidelines.

Since the full results of the Ropren liver disease clinical trials were presented to an audience of 2,500 clinicians and researchers at an international gastroenterology conference in St Petersburg in May, and particularly since Ropren received final regulatory approval from the Russian Ministry of Health in July, Solagran and its manufacturing partner in St Petersburg have received a steady stream of enquiries regarding the availability of Ropren for patients with cirrhosis and other serious liver diseases living in the UK, Western Europe, Scandinavia, North America and Asia. There have also been many enquiries from doctors in the former Soviet Republics (CIS countries).

In response to these requests, Solagran's manufacturing partner has taken the decision to put in place the necessary administrative procedures to enable them to provide Ropren to patients outside Russia, consistent with the specific "compassionate use" and "personal supply" provisions that exist within the regulatory frameworks of each country.

Solagran has agreed to a price in the range 3,500 to 6,000 US Dollars per three month course, after independent confirmation that such a price would compare favourably with that of other therapies currently used to treat serious liver diseases.

Solagran also announced that the pricing of Ropren in Russia will be resolved with the Russian Ministry of Health in conjunction with the granting of its manufacturing licence. This is expected to occur at the latest in November.

About SOLAGRAN LIMITED

Solagran is a biotechnology company with a portfolio of higly effective, low side effect, natural pharmaceuticals that it obtains from gree tree foliage. Its patented technology enables the extraction of the live elements of trees in a way that both preserves and amplifies their biological activity.

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In reply to: johnstash on Friday 29/08/08 07:13pm

It would be hard to disagreee with you johnstash.
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In reply to: kelt on Friday 29/08/08 12:02pm

What about UK stocks. Can they be traded also?

Ta.
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Livas1,

Late 2008 could be 3 September 2008??

You do not build factories unless you have some idea of sales and price!!!

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In reply to: new_kid on Friday 29/08/08 08:25am

That would be page 11 of the report and page 13 of the PDF document..

Phew- finally found it!!

Thanks.
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In reply to: Livas1 on Wednesday 27/08/08 05:11pm

Livas,

I though I read on this or other forum that some people had received some documentation in the mail.

Yep, was aware not an EGM or AGM. I am just going for the Vodka.
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In reply to: Vilmac on Wednesday 27/08/08 04:56pm

57 cracked!!!
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In reply to: diana on Wednesday 27/08/08 04:51pm

Yeah Diana - the directors get my vote.

They have done a great job pre and post Opes.

Still have not got my invitation to the meeting. Our postie must be on holidays.



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Guys

Just been re reading the company announcement and getting more out of it.

The Tomsk facility will produce more than polyprenols for Bio R. As we know there are V,N,L,X etc in the pipeline.

The business plan put forward by SLA was one of the “most interesting and economically viable projects they had seen”. I hope SLA shares that plan with us next Wednesday.
As far as I understand SLA’s business plan previously had only 3 steps:-

1. Complete clinical trials and get approval for Ropren;
2. Progress trials for a number of Bioeffectives including R; and
3. Obtain TGA approval for Bio A and B.

Seems to me that the company has ticked all of these and is looking for more challenges.
I for one will be looking for announcements on:-

Plans to sell Ropren outside Russia.
Trials on V,N,L,X etc
Nanotechnology trials.
As usual Putin, could take his time to sign off on the additional Tomsk facility. So plans for more facilities – outside Russia.
Pricing and sales info would also be nice.

Exciting times.

Cheers
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In reply to: skyliner on Monday 25/08/08 12:09pm

My little calculator indicates over $3 Billion in sales in Russia alone once the plant has been completed .

Wow!!
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In reply to: swuzzlebubble on Sunday 24/08/08 03:04pm

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Swuzzlebubble,

The above link worked for me. I read the transcript, but watching the video was more revealing. Body language suggests they will huff and puff about 70% they will get pompous at 80% they will walk away at 90% but will settle at 100%.

If somebody steals your car and returns the tyres are you going to settle? No you want the car!!! AND Mike Smith knows that.

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Ignore question.

Found it watched it. ANZ will settle for 100%. They will fight but need to settle.
As Mike Smith said, can't have this dragging on for years. This is getting worse and worse for ANZ.

Looking very good for SLA. With ANZ wanting to settle - what price SLA shares???
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Arminius,

Missed the show this morning. Is there a website where I can catch it?

Ta
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Well at least we know what ANZ thinks now.

Looks like the Crawford report is absolving ANZ of all blame.

None of its employees involved in any criminal behaviour.

I feel a long period in court for ANZ.

Glad SLA has all its shares back and we can move on. ANZ is no longer a drag on this company.

I continue to feel sorry for those guys caught up in this because this reprot on the face of it seems like ANZ is going to tough it out.

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Looks like ANZ has finally published "The Crawford Report" . 30 pages long.

Just starting to read it now.
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In reply to: pepee on Thursday 21/08/08 02:05pm

Pepee,

It is a band reunion. They were big when Molly had hair.

Chiller is as old as Mick Jagger - give or take a decade or two or three. (sorry chiller - I will buy the first chardy)

Chiller

Brisbane concert not looking good for us at this stage.
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Chiller,

This is all I get when I check out Brisbane. Checking further.


The Wreckery

29 Aug 2008, 08:00 PM
Not Available , BRISBANE, Queensland
Cost : TBA

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In reply to: chiller on Wednesday 20/08/08 09:45pm

Chiller,

Finally got the Wreckery open.

Sounds really good. Congratulations. Hope it goes well.

"break a leg?"

Hope to see you at the meeting.

Cheers
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In reply to: patto75 on Wednesday 20/08/08 12:12am

It would not be wrong. But as I remember mothers become irrational at this time and she might think it is wrong.

Does the baby know it has a 10 am appointment?

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Looks like the shareholders have decided the meeting on 3 Sept is more of a photo opportunity for Ms Orlova rather than any real substance???

I must admit, I agree, but I think this is all part of the build up to SLA being a big international Bio company.

I am keen to hear about pricing and sales and how SLA is progressing in getting rid of the legal gags that the directors have have been stuck with for months.

My impression is that Vagif, Denis etc would love to sing like nightingales, but are not legally allowed to.

Might have a group sing song on the 3rd. Meeting not to be missed. I think a lot of interesting stuff is going to be released - as per many many hints.

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In reply to: diana on Tuesday 19/08/08 03:33pm

Sandy and I have booked our flights and room. Staying overnight on 3 Sept.

I will be having a drink or two in the bar from 5:00 if anybody wants to join in.

Cheers.

This is not the EGM. So I suspect there is much more to come.






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Interesting??

Not what I wanted - but better than no news.

Better book my flight!!!
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In reply to: Livas1 on Thursday 14/08/08 08:33pm

Livas1,

I agree with you, let us wait until the EGM.

I have been away for a few days and mostly off line, BUT I have just read yesterday's announcement and to me it seemed like good news. But SLA was sold off yesterday??

Seems like the old adage applies, buy on bad news sell on good.

Got to give heaps of gold gongs to the directors who have worked tirelessly for months to keep this company together. They have mentioned before that they have the scientists back, but it was good to hear it again.

It will be interesting to see what they have done to make sure the scientists retain their share of the company. (Lets wait for the EGM.) If there is dilution it will be minimal, if at all, because it is not the way these guys want to do business or have in the past. I think we will all be surprised. They always seem to pulll something out of the hat.

Looking forward to catching up with all of you at the EGM!!!

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"I wish SLA would have an announcement....."


Me to. biggrin.gif

(This is a content free posting.)

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utb,

Thank you.

You are quite right. We should remember the Opes victims who have not got their shares.

Let us hope they have a successful outcome in the end.

Also we should remember those who did not survive the journey.

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My beloved and I jumped into the spa with a champers ASAP the trade went through.

Probably too much information.

However, can I remind everyone that ANZ is going to be forced to make a settlement for what it has done. The mininum that is being speculated is 60 cents per share. Some are over $1.00.

Looking at the trading right now up to 41 and back to 39.5. I think we have a ANZ guarantee of at least 60. IMHO.
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In reply to: Livas1 on Tuesday 05/08/08 10:28pm

You are right off course. I wonder what they are waiting for??
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In reply to: mungo2 on Tuesday 05/08/08 09:02pm

Mungo2,

Thanks for that. Sounds good and close to the mark.

If, as suggested by others, that ANZ is holding less than 3 million shares, this could be all over by Thursday which is the next day that ANZ can sell more.

Fireworks in Melbourne and Beijing on Friday. biggrin.gif

Fingers crossed.
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In reply to: gregbyday on Tuesday 05/08/08 10:02am

Looks like the guy who bought 14000 @ 23 is trying to sell 14000 @ 26. Easy money??
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In reply to: bam_bamm on Thursday 31/07/08 12:44pm

As my wife would say, "is that all there is?""
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Chiller,

This should be interesting!!

Fingers crossed.

Good luck guys.
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Diana,

Thanks for that. Very interesting.

And in this weeks Economist, something along the sames lines. Lots of money and opportunities in the Bios!!!!

Liberalisation and the quest for scale are pushing generic-drugs firms to merge

“THE mighty Israeli Pacman gobbles down another one.” That is how analysts at Credit Suisse, an investment bank, greeted news of the latest takeover bid by Teva, an Israeli firm that is already the world’s largest generic-drugs manufacturer. The offer, for Barr, an American rival, is valued at more than $7 billion. Success would speed Teva towards its ambitious goal, announced earlier this year, of doubling its revenues by 2012, to $20 billion.

The bid for Barr is the latest in a string of deals upending the generics business. On July 23rd GlaxoSmithKline, a British pharmaceutical giant, said it would enter the generics market through a joint venture with Aspen, a South African firm. In June Japan’s Daiichi Sankyo bought Ranbaxy, India’s biggest generics firm, for $4.6 billion. Barr and Mylan, another big American generics firm, have been busy acquiring smaller firms. Actavis, a once-obscure Icelandic generics outfit, has swallowed over two dozen rivals in the past decade to become a global force. And France’s Sanofi-Aventis, a traditional pharmaceutical firm, is now attempting to win full control of Zentiva, a Czech generics firm in which it has a minority stake.

Shlomo Yanai, the boss of Teva, is convinced that there are more deals to come, although he says his firm does not plan any. Robert Wessman, the boss of Actavis, expects Mylan to be a target soon. Robert Coury, Mylan’s vice-chairman, rejects that notion, but he nevertheless agrees that further consolidation is inevitable. Survival for generics firms, he insists, now depends on “scale, scale, scale, scale, scale!”

This slightly paranoid fervour seems odd at first, given the apparent health of the generics industry. It enjoyed $72 billion in sales last year, and is growing faster than the conventional drugs business (see chart). IMS Health, an industry research firm, reckons that $130 billion of prescription pills will go off patent by 2012, creating a huge opening for generics. But that good news is tempered by two big trends: liberalisation and commoditisation.






There have long been two very different kinds of generics markets: genuinely competitive ones, like those found in America, Britain, the Netherlands and Scandinavia, and coddled ones, like those of Japan, the rest of continental Europe and much of the developing world. The competitive markets are now becoming “hyper-competitive”, in the words of Mylan’s Mr Coury. Generics make up nearly two-thirds of the American drugs market by volume, but only 13% by value. Customers, ranging from pharmacy chains to middlemen known as “pharmacy benefits managers”, are rapidly consolidating and so gaining greater power over prices.

Competition is also spreading to places that used to protect domestic firms from foreign rivals, allowing them to preserve much higher margins. Concerns about the soaring cost of health care have prompted a change of heart in Germany, for example, once one of the world’s most closed (and expensive) markets for generics. The European Commission is encouraging other European governments to follow suit.

Japan, an even bigger prize, is also opening up. Viren Mehta, an industry expert who advised Daiichi Sankyo on its acquisition of Ranbaxy, observes that the country’s health-care system pays local pharmaceutical firms some $30 billion a year for drugs that are no longer protected by patent, and would cost $3 billion in America. But the Japanese government has decided to cut its bills by making life easier for foreign competitors.

Cut-throat competition, in turn, is prompting generics firms to expand, to achieve economies of scale. One way is to join forces with their traditional enemies, the big pharmaceutical firms. The combination of Daiichi Sankyo and Ranbaxy will benefit not only from the latter’s cheap manufacturing capacity, but also from a bigger customer base, according to Malvinder Singh, Ranbaxy’s boss. Novartis, a Swiss pharmaceutical giant, is following a similar model with Sandoz, its in-house generics arm.

Many think such hybrids are unwieldy, given the starkly different cultures of scrappy generics firms and lumbering pharmaceutical giants. So most generics firms will probably look to merge with peers. They will also integrate vertically, says Kevin Scotchter of HSBC, an investment bank, by adding research arms or divisions to conduct clinical trials. Actavis, for example, spends about €150m ($236m) a year on research and development, in an effort to differentiate its wares from those of its rivals. But that, in turn, adds a further incentive to grow, to help defray such big overheads.

Generics firms, in other words, are becoming more like traditional pharmaceutical firms, although they tend to pursue tweaks to their existing products, rather than entirely new blockbuster drugs. But even research and development is becoming something of a commodity these days. Ronny Gal of Sanford Bernstein, a financial research firm, observes that even though it requires a lot of computing power and know-how to improve a drug, the necessary skills and equipment are becoming quite widespread. The copycats, after all, can also be copied.

There is one growth opportunity that will require even greater technical sophistication and deeper pockets: “biosimilars”. Instead of replicating pills based on chemistry, these mimic newer biotechnology drugs. The new generics giants have the heft to invest in such products—and are doing so. Within a decade, they hope, the market for biosimilars could be as big as the entire generics trade today.


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In reply to: swuzzlebubble on Friday 18/07/08 04:35pm

Swuzz,

You are a pinball wizard with the calculator.

Thanks
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In reply to: diana on Friday 18/07/08 03:04pm

Now I feel silly buying at 30.

If you can't trust a bank who can you trust?

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QUOTE (diana @ Friday 18/07/08 09:38am)

Diana,

I will go along with that assessment of MME.
I am still smarting about MME outbidding me by 0.01 for a bunch of SLACA's years ago, just when I thought I had them in the bag. Would be worth a lot of money today!!!

I have been adding slowly to my holdings over the last few months. Though I am very pleased to see Directors buying again, like all of you, I am waiting for this whole ANZ business to be put well behind us.

It seems to me just as the directors seem to have an agreement with ANZ, ANZ seems to shift the goal posts.
But on the other hand Peter is a canny investor also, and I do not think he would put in $220 000 unless he had the goal posts set in concrete. IMHO
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Sorry about that mistake.

Should be "Just before Vagif came back."



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Interesting that the sale was done on 11th July. The just before Vagif came back.

ANTICIPATION??
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Pasteur Conference


Guys,

Hope this is faster.

Got to scroll through and read the English parts.
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In reply to: pad23mur on Monday 14/07/08 10:28am

I am with you Pad23mur, I was expecting an early announcement.

Back to my mower!!
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In reply to: rbcrawford on Sunday 13/07/08 08:22pm

RB.

Page 65 of today's Sunday Mail confirms jimmj123.

Brisbane house sales have gone into free fall.

Median price seems to be up though.

My position. Just watching and learning.
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Ditto Console!!
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Today, tomorrow could be the last opportunity to buy SLA at these discount prices.

IMHO biggrin.gif
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Stop it Swuzzle,

I am laughing so much I am losing weight.
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In reply to: bananabender on Monday 07/07/08 04:17pm

I reckon passengers should be checked in by weight.

Flew back from Hong Kong next to a passenger weighing 140KG aand me half his size had to pay because I had a few kilo of excess baggage. I think the excess baggage was sitting (and stinking) next to me!!!

I reckon anybody over 100kg should pay excess baggage. Anybody over 140 should pay for 2 seats. (He was in mine for 8 hours.)
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In reply to: brickwalls on Sunday 06/07/08 07:24pm

Brickwalls,

Thanks.

That's the one!!
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Guys,

I need to buy more Bio A. Last time - 6 months ago I got it from an online chemist, but I cannot find the link.

Can anybody help - please.

Ta
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In reply to: jezzabot on Friday 04/07/08 03:05pm

Jezza.

The truth, alas, is much more mundane.

Dob, will reply if he is able.
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Dob,

QUOTE
Or maybe I am just bored and can't understand what these plods are doing???


I'm with you. I was expecting a bit of a show today, but so far zilch. Ho Hum.

Where has "the antipodean" gone?

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In reply to: maiden on Wednesday 02/07/08 12:36pm

Maiden,

I use Etrade and I bank with ANZ for the convenience.

When Opes first started the ANZ girls knew nothing about Opes. 3 months later they know all about it. Can't get them to shut up.

My local newsagent is a chinese lady and she knows all about Opes. I would not be surprised if she did not own half of SE QLD. Her girls go to one of the best girls schools in Brisbane.

Though I do agree with you Maiden, not a great conversation starter. Lots of my friends avoid me these days. Might be the dust and Kava.

I notice Chiller has shorted ANZ and I agree with him. I think in this gathering storm ANZ is the house of straw. Watch England. I have family in England who are very nervous about the banks there.

I know SLA has gone from $1.50 to .30, but I continue to rank SLA as a safe haven investment. Opes will be just a memory soon.


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Glad it was not one of our regulars who shorted SLA in the competition.

Almost had a heart attack!!

Have been going round and round on the rideon for weeks. Nothing left to mow. Horses, cows, dogs and even the cat come down to roll in the dust.

Even given up the chardonnay. Take a drink from the muddy dam and pretend it is Kava.

Hard times. biggrin.gif



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Guys

This article was in the Boston Glode 14/2/08. I don't remember reading it earlier.

Sorry if I am repeating old stuff. First time I have seen abstinence mentioned in print!!

Cheers


Solagran Limited (ASX:SLA) Announce Unexpected Efficacy of Ropren in Treating Severe Alcoholism



The Directors of Solagran Limited (ASX: SLA) are pleased to provide a summary of the results of the Ropren clinical trials conducted at the Skvortsova-Stepanova psychiatric hospital in 2006-07 with serious and critically ill, drug addicted chronic alcoholics. These very challenging trials constitute a key element in Solagran's ongoing research effort in both Australia and Russia to demonstrate the multi-faceted nature of Ropren and specifically its efficacy in the prevention and treatment of a range of neurodegenerative disorders.

The company has been in possession of these results for some time. A short statement pointing to the significance of the findings was provided to shareholders at the 2006 AGM. A further update was provided at the EGM held in September 2007 by Dr Nina Golovkina, the Head of the Department of Psychosomatic Illnesses at the Skvortsova-Stepanova hospital.

However the release of any written information relating to the results was embargoed by the Board while intellectual property arising from these and other related trials was secured. IP protection was achieved in January this year with the granting of patents for the use of Ropren and its active ingredient Bioeffective R in the treatment of memory decline and dementia (including Alzheimer's disease), and for the use of Ropren in the treatment of conditions arising from long term addiction to both alcohol and drugs.

The Trial

The trial set out to determine the safety and efficacy of Ropren in the treatment of chronic alcoholism and related disorders. It was conducted in conjunction with a detoxification therapy.

90 patients were involved in the trial. 60 were in the experimental group and 30 in the control group. Each trial participant was recruited through the hospital's emergency department, having been brought in by ambulance. All 90 patients in the trial had been diagnosed with second stage chronic alcoholism.

Patients in the control group were treated in accordance with international standards and were administered nootropics, cerebroprotectors, B group vitamins and anti-depressant tranquilisers (benzodiazepine). A minimal therapeutic dose of neuroleptics was also administered.

Where necessary, some patients in the experimental group that received Ropren were also given minimal doses of neuroleptics and anti-depressant tranquilisers. Nootropics, cerebroprotectors and B group vitamins were not administered.

Ropren was administered at the dose of 8 drops, 3 times per day for 1 month.

Summary of Results

The trial clearly demonstrated the clinical efficacy of Ropren in treating second stage chronic alcoholism and its related psychosomatic and neurological disorders - tested using standard international scales. This was supported by pre and post treatment clinical data including blood and urine tests, blood biochemical analyses and EEG readings.

Distinct, rapid and statistically significant positive changes were evident in patients with psychosomatic, neurological and functional pathologies of the central and peripheral nervous systems. These changes included:

- Regression of the symptoms of alcohol abstinence syndrome (see note i) by Day 5-7 compared with Day 14-21 in the control group (see note ii)

- Improvement in neurological status in 81.4% of the patients with severe localised cerebral damage compared with only 36.7% in the control group. Improvement was evident by Day 15 in the experimental group but not until Day 21-30 in the control group

- Rapid and very obvious regression of the symptoms of polyneuropathy of the limbs by Day 10-15, compared with Day 21-30 for the control group. After Ropren treatment was completed, the severity of polyneuropathy continued to reduce progressively. 76.6% of patients experienced a transformation from a severe and very evident condition, to a much more moderate form. 10% experienced a full recovery

- Marked improvement in the functioning of the liver, pancreas and kidneys, leading to rapid regression of alcohol abstinence syndrome, and significant improvement of the patients' overall condition. This was accompanied by normalisation of blood sugar and total cholesterol levels compared with the control group, as well as improvement in the functional condition of the kidneys. These improvements with Ropren treatment were registered in patients who were also suffering from chronic viral hepatitis (B & C) and type 2 diabetes

- Improvement in 80% of the patients suffering from psychosomatic conditions including depression. The anti-depressive effect of Ropren was evident by Day 15-20 of the treatment. In the control group, 44.8% of patients were still suffering from the same level of depression at the end of the trial as was evident at the beginning

- Improvement in cognitive function by Day 10-14, as measured through stability, reduction in exhaustion and ability to concentrate, compared with Day 21-30 for the control

- Significant positive changes in EEG data in 66% of patients. A further 23.5% experienced positive changes of a more moderate nature. EEG improvement was expressed in the form of stronger alpha-rhythm, reduction in irritability symptoms and processes of agitation (especially in frontal areas) and disappearance or reduction in symptoms of vascular instability. The spectrum of these changes had a modulating nature tending towards the norm. In the control group, 76.5% had no significant changes Ropren was well tolerated by the patients and was considered safe. During the treatment, there were no side effects registered, no allergic reactions, and no worsening of the condition in any patient from the experimental group.

The relative impact of Ropren treatment compared with the control group increased with the time the patient had been suffering from chronic alcoholism. Efficacy of the standard treatment is reduced in patients suffering from alcoholism for more than 10 years. This was shown not to be the case with Ropren treatment.

Two thirds of the patients had been prescribed pharmaceuticals from the phenothiazine group (drugs which have hepatotoxic activity) as well as having severe virally induced liver damage (hepatitis B and C). Despite this, patients treated with Ropren had positive changes to blood biochemical parameters.

Excellent results were obtained with Ropren in patients suffering from both chronic alcoholism and drug addiction. In the experimental group, alcohol abstinence syndrome began to come under control from Day 3-6. In patients that did not receive Ropren, it did not begin to come under control until Day 21. This result was underpinned by strong EEG data.

The researchers concluded that:

Ropren treatment resulted in a much faster regression in psychological disorders and neurological abnormalities, together with biochemical and pathology indices, which allows its inclusion into the practice of treatment of exogenous alcoholic, drug and other toxic psychoses and thereby reduce the economic cost of treatment.

Commercial Implications

Ropren is currently registered as a pharmaceutical in Russia on the basis of its liver regenerating properties. It is indicated "in cases of diseases of the hepatobiliary system, fat and protein dystrophy, chronic hepatitis A, B and C, and different types of liver damage related to toxic poisoning, drug substances and alcohol; as well as partial hepatic resection during the post surgical period".

While its registered applications cover a wide range of liver related illnesses for which there are few satisfactory existing treatments, Ropren's demonstrated potential to now deal with the many conditions associated with chronic alcoholism - and particularly those of a psychosomatic and neurological nature - should have a positive impact on both the rate and the level of market penetration when it is released.

The Board believes these trials results are particularly significant. They were seminal in the award of two patents earlier this year.

The Board also considers the timing of this announcement to be very helpful for the company with the imminent award of a manufacturing licence in Russia. This licence will enable Solagran to begin distributing Ropren to hospitals and pharmacies in Moscow and St Petersburg.

i Abstinence syndrome is a series of physiological and psychological changes undergone by people who have become physically dependent on a drug. Generally the effects are observed in an opposite direction from those produced by the drug. For example, the withdrawal syndrome for barbiturates consists of insomnia, restlessness, tremulousness, hallucinations, and in extreme cases, potentially fatal convulsions. With alcohol, the symptoms include craving, agitation and depression amongst many others. Onset time and severity of the syndrome depends on the rate at which the drug disappears from the body.

ii There were 3 cases of patients (2 men and 1 woman) who abstained from alcohol consumption for more than one month after the conclusion of Ropren treatment

About SOLAGRAN LIMITED:

Solagran is a biotechnology company with a portfolio of higly effective, low side effect, natural pharmaceuticals that it obtains from gree tree foliage. Its patented technology enables the extraction of the live elements of trees in a way that both preserves and amplifies their biological activity.

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In reply to: swuzzlebubble on Thursday 26/06/08 08:02pm

Swuzz,

Looks like the chances of an off market settlement are there.

According to my maths, the number of shares left is approx 37 795 514 (45 905 054-8 109 904). I just assumed the number of sales on 24th were the same as 19th.

This is less than the number of shares that Solamind lodged with Opes (38 393 588) and certainly less than the 41 800 349 lodged in total, this includes 3 406 761 held by Charles P.

The next ANZ announcement should be interesting allowing us to get a final figure.

SLA shares traded on 19th were 8 519 700 of which ANZ sold 8 109 904. My gut feeling is that even though more shares were traded on the 24th ANZ sold less (ie my guess of 8.1 million is to high). We shall see soon.

Anyway tomorrow or Monday should be interesting.







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In reply to: dee27 on Thursday 26/06/08 05:30pm

Dee 27,

I agree. ANZ seems to have stuffed up the figures completely.






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Guys,

Looks like ANZ is giving smoke signals that it is ready to talk.

Hopefully Solamind has sorted itself out and does not need to engage in this talkfest.




ANZ ready to parly
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In reply to: gmacafee on Monday 23/06/08 01:56pm

Gmac,

Thanks..

Looks like Solar is the go. Our bills keep creeping up even with our usage going down.
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Gmac,

Just a few questions, if I may . Thinking of installing one myself.

Qld Gov has a deal which organises the Fed Gov rebate of $7000 and your up front cost is reduced to $1600 approx.

What area of your roof is covered by the 12 panels? I saw in Germany people had their whole roof covered in panels. I believe in Germany the Gov pays 3x for each unit you supply back to the grid. (A great incentive.) Does Canberra do that also?

Do the 12 panels provide sufficient energy for all your power needs?
Can you store energy for night time purposes? (presume you need to add batteries for storage.)

Are you happy with it?

Is it cost effective?

Ta




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In reply to: pepee on Sunday 22/06/08 06:20pm

Pepee,

Vagif has been asked to stay in Russia as a special medical liaison officer to supply the Russian team with Bio products. lmaosmiley.gif

Probably will not be back before July.

Cheers
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In reply to: rbcrawford on Thursday 19/06/08 10:23am

Somebody should hit the Reboot button. biggrin.gif
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In reply to: 29101971 on Wednesday 18/06/08 10:21am

DOB,

I think a few of us have been doing that.
I have chased them down to 27+5+1(to pay brokerage biggrin.gif )

But I do see some benefit in chasing them down further because I sell at 30 and buy at 27 that gives me about 10% more SLACF's and when I have to pay the 5 cents in about 8 months time if the price has not at least tripled I will eat my hat!!

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In reply to: gremlinbren on Tuesday 17/06/08 10:34am

Me to!!!

Easy money.
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Posted on: Jun 17 2008, 10:12 AM


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In reply to: mme on Tuesday 17/06/08 08:46am

mme,

I have been trolling around the new site for awhile.
Seems to be a work in progress. Stuff gets added bit by bit.
Have not found the top 20 for anything, but you must admit it would be pretty hard to keep it up to date at present. biggrin.gif
I think the guys at Computershare provide the information and that is yet to be provided. (as far as I know).


Cheers

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In reply to: jezzabot on Monday 16/06/08 06:31pm

Chopper?

Good idea!!
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In reply to: diana on Monday 16/06/08 12:53pm

Diana,

Sticking to Plan A. biggrin.gif

Just waiting for a few (non SLA) trades to go through and had a Monty Python moment.

Sorry:wub:
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In reply to: diana on Monday 16/06/08 11:20am

Diana,

You are quite right!!

Plan B??
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K1,

Don't remind me about Rundle oil shale.

Worth $500 Billion+ but idiot Beattie let the Ziff brothers steal it for about $35m. Cost me a fortune and it still smarts.
When Australia revisits oil shale, the legality of the deal will be revisited. Classical Opes Prime but sadly lacking then as now a free press.


Grrr
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Guys,

An extract from this week's Economist. I hope I have highlighted in red the interesting part.

The company went public in 2000. Today has a market value of $2.5 Billion. AND HAS NO PRODUCTS FOR SALE!!!!

What price Solagran? We have a proven product.


IS EUROPE'S biotechnology industry finally ready for the big time? For decades the continent's scientific elite watched as boffins in America fled academia to start biotech firms. European governments poured billions of euros into “technology corridors”, “pôles de compétitivité”, and other top-down schemes to create biotech clusters. But most of the venture capital still went to American firms, and Europe failed to produce a rival to America's Amgen or Genentech. Defenders of Europe's efforts to promote innovation in biotechnology noisily object to this view. To show that Europe's efforts may at last be paying off, they point to a recent uptick in investment—and to Genmab, a Danish firm led by Lisa Drakeman. And what does she think? Hers is an unusual perspective, for as well as being boss of one of Europe's biggest biotech firms, Ms Drakeman is American.

Ms Drakeman calls herself an “accidental CEO” because she came to her job via an unusual route. After a doctorate at Princeton in the history of religion, she went to work at Medarex, an American biotech firm that her husband was just getting off the ground in the 1980s. It went public in 1991, and Ms Drakeman moved into business-development in 1993. She spotted an opening, based on the work of a Dutch scientist who was advising Medarex, and proposed to set up a company. But American venture capitalists were unwilling to back the idea. Instead a Danish investor, BankInvest, came forward—and proposed that Ms Drakeman herself should lead it. So Genmab was set up in Copenhagen, though its research facilities are in the Netherlands.

The company went public in 2000, and is listed in Copenhagen. Today it has a market value of some $2.5 billion, making it one of the world's top 20 biotech firms. What makes this valuation even more striking is that Genmab has spent some $300m-400m of investors' money, but still has no products for sale—and therefore no reliable stream of revenues. Ms Drakeman says its value is a sign that investors believe in the drugs it has in clinical trials—such as ofatumumab, a cancer and arthritis drug in late-stage clinical trials, which she reckons could eventually have annual sales of $5 billion. In late 2006 GlaxoSmithKline, a British drugs giant, agreed to a record-breaking licensing deal for the drug, paying $357m for a 10% stake in Genmab and offering “milestone payments” worth up to $1.6 billion provided the drug meets expectations as it inches towards the market.
All this comes as broader investment trends also seem to favour Europe's biotech firms. Ernst & Young, a consultancy, estimates that the total value of mergers and acquisitions in Europe's biotech industry leapt from €2 billion ($2.5 billion) in 2006 to nearly €15 billion last year. Listed firms have also been doing better, “suggesting that after years of lacklustre growth the European sector is sustaining robust financial performance.”

Unfortunately, Ms Drakeman's experience says as much about the failings of European biotech as it does about its potential. Indeed, Genmab's success arises from her willingness to thumb her nose at European chauvinism and to position Genmab as an embryonic global powerhouse, with aspirations in all big markets. “Genmab is not a European biotech firm, we are a global firm,” she says. A common criticism is that European technology start-ups fail to think big in contrast with the outsized egos in Silicon Valley. Georges Haour of IMD, a Swiss business-school, calls this Europe's “Peter Pan complex”—promising firms do not become world-beaters because they do not grow up.

Ms Drakeman encountered European parochialism when raising investment capital for the company abroad (today some 40% of her shareholders are American institutional investors). Some of her Danish investors were very upset when she brought these other investors on board. “‘Why do you need so much money now,' they asked, insisting that they would have been ready to provide us with more money eventually, when they decided that we needed it,” she says. She decries this lack of ambition and argues that her firm's brimming portfolio of drugs, never mind its stunningly lucrative deal with GSK, would not have been possible if she had stayed put in Copenhagen.

Indeed, she confides that much of the GSK deal was actually done not in Britain or Denmark, but in Philadelphia (home of Jean-Pierre Garnier, boss of GSK until last month) and Princeton, where Ms Drakeman is now based. Having lived in Denmark for several years, while her husband continued to live in America, Ms Drakeman moved back to Princeton in order to see more of her family, to be closer to American investors and to escape Denmark's punitive tax regime. She points out that America's research clusters in California and Cambridge, Massachusetts are attracting talent from many European firms, challenging the notion that European biotech is somehow about to break free of the constraints that have long held it back.

Keeping the faith
That points to some snags in the Genmab story. Its R&D is still anchored in the Netherlands, where its star researcher is based. What if he leaves, or refuses to move to a new American research headquarters? More troublingly, what if one of Genmab's potential blockbusters fails late in the game—as did Pfizer's torcetrapib, a cholesterol drug that cost the firm $1 billion? A drugs giant is big enough to survive such a huge blow, as Pfizer has shown, but such a fiasco would surely wipe out a start-up like Genmab. Yet Ms Drakeman insists that investing in biotech is not as random as all that. A good boss can guide a firm, she reckons, by identifying what the market needs, securing the edge in intellectual property and maintaining the confidence of investors—especially if there are not yet any revenues. It seems that Ms Drakeman's doctorate came in handy after all: having studied the history of religion, she knows all about how to persuade people of the need to have faith.


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In reply to: PJ83 on Friday 13/06/08 08:30pm

Works fine for me.
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In reply to: 29101971 on Friday 13/06/08 01:16pm

29101971,

Yes, I share your pain.

I have always been advised that the directors were working on a solution for the benefit of all Shareolders. I stand by that belief. And I hope they have something up their sleeve.

Never been one to put friends aside to achieve a goal.



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Posted on: Jun 13 2008, 12:13 PM


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In reply to: Livas1 on Friday 13/06/08 12:11pm

Livas,

Looks like it is all over.

Now for the SLA's.

This could be all over today?

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Posted on: Jun 13 2008, 11:55 AM


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In reply to: anotheraussi on Friday 13/06/08 11:47am

QUOTE
but who are the buyers? 



Me for one. Could not resist at those prices.

This should trigger an ASX announcement. wink.gif
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Posted on: Jun 13 2008, 11:39 AM


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In reply to: diana on Friday 13/06/08 11:35am

Diana,

As Sherlock would say - "the games afoot"?

Something happening.
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Posted on: Jun 13 2008, 11:09 AM


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In reply to: paulhart on Friday 13/06/08 11:00am

Paul,

Inconceivable. devilsmiley.gif

But as you said yesterday, nothing surprises with ANZ.

Somebody is playing with this company. Either a vendetta or agenda.

I keep reminding myself the directors have a "cunning plan". wub.gif

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Posted on: Jun 12 2008, 09:08 PM


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In reply to: Mark M on Thursday 12/06/08 08:49pm

Mark M,

I agree with you. I have been lucky enough to pick up a few, IMHO, good stocks which have been thrashed by the market.
The trick is to do your homework. Some just die, but others recover to make you a lot of money.
Not looking a BNB, but certainly an advocate your investment style.


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Posted on: Jun 12 2008, 08:40 PM


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In reply to: maiden on Thursday 12/06/08 07:58pm

Maiden,

Don't think that will be sorted out until they sort out who owns what.

Agree, will be interesting reading. Should be a lot of changes.

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Posted on: Jun 12 2008, 03:52 PM


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In reply to: gmacafee on Thursday 12/06/08 03:43pm

Bro,

Just an innocent gesture. He had just cleaned his ears and now was adjusting his spectacles.

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In reply to: paulhart on Thursday 12/06/08 02:27pm

Paulhart,

Can't argue with your knowledge on such matters, but does it make sense?

Hopefully just a bit of posturing??
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In reply to: diana on Thursday 12/06/08 01:35pm

Diana,

I must agree with you.

Methinks too much water under the bridge for ANZ to start selling now.

Still no announcement.
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In reply to: Gofish1 on Thursday 12/06/08 10:25am

Gofish,

No. But as AFR gets emboldened in parts 2 and 3 it might come up. biggrin.gif

But "fear, desperation, greed and an acknowledgement by all parties that there is much to hide" will do for now.
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In reply to: 29101971 on Wednesday 11/06/08 09:48pm

Dob,

LOL.

Please do not make me laugh. Watching for announcements.

Hope you did your homework on AFR? Waiting for parts 2 and 3.

Have not been this excited since midnight raids to Woolies to get my Harry Potter fix.

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AFR started a 3 part exclusive on Opes Prime this morning.

Lots of villians, but ANZ gets top billings.

When the shyte hit the fan "the only party ANZ rescued was itself". And it did that by stealing shares owned by 1200 other Opes clients.

IMHO dead bank trading.

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In reply to: nicholls5 on Wednesday 11/06/08 08:11pm

Not a problem - as long as he shares some holiday snaps with us. cool.gif



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In reply to: nicholls5 on Wednesday 11/06/08 07:19pm

N5,

Vagif back 24th??

Are you sure???

Too much Vodka??
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Posted on: Jun 11 2008, 03:23 PM


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In reply to: nicholls5 on Wednesday 11/06/08 02:11pm

Senility setting in, combined with a severe case of eyestrain watching the monitor for some sign of an announcement from SLA; or even better ANZ capitulating.

Can somebody tell me if the small market volumes today and yesterday are a good or bad sign?

With all the positions and opinions and argy bargy I can't quite decide whether to be in an up mood or down mood.

I think I am in an up mood on the whole. I think we can assume ANZ has stopped selling. That is a good sign. (BPO confuses me - but lets leave that aside.)

Feeling down because there seem to be a lack of buyers. Though I notice there have been three massive sales since I started writing this. tongue.gif

Don't know about boiling pine needles, but my mother (Russian) used to blend up a concoction of Aloevera a touch of pine needles, some mushrooms and she was one happy little babushka. I think thery added vodka to make it palitable.

You heard it here first, the secret ingredients to making a batch of Ropren.
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In reply to: maiden on Tuesday 10/06/08 07:02am

Maiden,

Good to see you are in the position to buy a car without asking the price. icon13.gif

I will tell you one more time s l o w l y.

A price for Ropren has not been set.

When a price for Ropren is agreed then the orders will come. I mean who apart from you obviously, buys a product without knowing the price.

When pricing is agree, when orders come in, we will be told. The directors can not and are not sitting on information.

Everybody is waiting on information - any information.

You might recall in the "old days" SLA would post just about anything on the ASX and people would say, "hey that was not worth an ASX announcement." Well now they have stopped posting as much as they did and people are complaining about that??.

Ok the reason they stopped posting was, I believe, mainly because it was costing them too much to keep guys like you and me informed. It is a jungle out there and one of the most litigious industries is the biotec industry. You might check out some of the big pharma's. Most if not all have a larger legal team than a research team.

Just about every time Solagran put out a paper giving some specifics of the research they had to fight of spurious patent infringement actions.

We all know about the Australian Ugg Boots. Been in Australia for years, Australian product some Yankee court granted an American company the rights to Ugg Boots and now we can't buy Ugg Boots in Australia. Gigantic Sales seems to be relegated to history because I believe these same idiot yankee courts have granted a company the right to the word "Gigantic". (Saw the post in engadget last week can't find it now. - probably moderated). Solagran just wants to avoid spending its time in court room battles.

We have not heard from Denis on BRR for a while . Probably the same reason. Too many idiots trying to jump on the bandwagon or bring him down or set him up. Just not worth the hassle.

Look when Solagran first got started they were one of the most communicative companies I had ever been involved in. Methinks they have been burnt too often and so caution is the go for now. You might recall also they have a few actions on going with The Age. I don't know about you guys but I would rather the company spend more time developing products than fighting court actions. This is what they are trying to do, limit spurious court actions and get on with running the company. I for one applaud that.

Hey post Opes things may change?? Certainly now with Opes they are being ultra cautious.





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In reply to: PJ83 on Monday 09/06/08 09:35pm

PJ83,

I don't think we will get a BRR or announcement tomorrow.

Will not get an announcement until sales and pricing are available.

No conspiracy here, as soon as directors know we will know. Nothing being withheld from the market!!!

If we get anything it will be an update on the website. Vagif's papers are not worth an ASX announcement.

I think BRR's are off the agenda for a while; pity.
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In reply to: davo22 on Monday 09/06/08 07:31am

Davo22,

Thanks for that. Scary.

Very complex problem. We have only a few years to sort this out.

In the mean time, my wife and I who have been doing 2 or 3 cruises a year are going to double that for the next few years, before cruising becomes just too expensive. Ditto for flying.

Just our contribution to illustrate just how complex this problem is. weirdsmiley.gif


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In reply to: pepee on Sunday 08/06/08 02:50pm

PP,

Yes good to get away from Opes.

I keep looking at the Solagran website because I sure that we will be getting some news from Vagif about his lectures and with hope maybe more.

Will be good to hear what Europe apart from Russia thinks of Ropren. Monday is a holiday so we might hear something by Tuesday or Wednesday.

Cheers
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In reply to: sirob on Friday 06/06/08 02:54pm

Closed at 37.5 - lets see where it ends up!!
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In reply to: windy on Friday 06/06/08 01:38pm

LOL
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SLA is like a ship slowly turning on the tide.
Looks like the selling is over.



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In reply to: console on Thursday 05/06/08 03:41pm

Great poster!!
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In reply to: sirob on Thursday 05/06/08 02:01pm

sirob,

Been with them since 2004.

The guys are ethical. Denis is even writing a book on Corporate ethics. Do not think a guy who is doing that is going to compromise his pristine high moral ground. hypocrite.gif

When they get information you will be the first to know.

Sanguine is a word that comes to mind. Have not been there for a while.



Cheers
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In reply to: sirob on Thursday 05/06/08 12:32pm

Sirob,

These guys are very ethical. If they have information they will release it.

What part of "We can't be told because everybody is hanging on information any information and whatever the company releases is going to be used or misinterpreted by vested interests. " don't you understand? biggrin.gif

If you want some reassurance do an Opes search on Google and check what the papers are saying about ANZ. ANZ are desperate to do a deal. No way in the world do they want to be dragged through court.

Commonsense suggests a deal will be done. IMHO the longer it takes the stronger SLA's position is.

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I personally am sick and tired of these spurious native title claims.

The sooner the government challenges Mabo the better. Mabo was only ever for Torres Strait Islanders and nothing to do with the Mainland.

Even so why are some Australians treated better than other Australians.

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In reply to: Fernglas on Thursday 05/06/08 06:35am

Fernglas, CDmick,

Methinks you guys fail to understand what is going on. Or choose to.

Vagif is overseas presenting papers. He is also overseas shoring up the Solamind group.
These bunch of scientist have put their lives into this company to find that ANZ and friends have stolen their shares from them.

See it from their point of view, they invested their knowledge in Australia thinking that they could secure their future in a "non corrupt" environment and ANZ acting on insane advice has ripped it from them. Pi**ed off would be an understatement.

My understanding is that Vagif is doing a good job in placating them and at this stage it looks like mission achieved, but the gate is not shut yet. He was due back on the 16th of this month but has extended his visit to "lock the gate". He should be back on the 20th. On a personal note when he advises the gate is locked I will be one relieved puppy.

Also, it is business as usual. Solagran is looking at expanding the Tomsk facility by a factor of 5 or 10 and Vagif is looking at that and other sites. This has already been documented/flagged by the company, but it shows that apart from the Opes issue it is business as usual.

As for telling us what is going on, you must understand they are in very delicate negotiations. They are trying to achieve the best outcome for all of us, the shareholders, Solamind, and the other guys who invested in SLA through Opes. They are taking a holistic view. Or as Fernglas said " First you must think about people who trusted you. Only after that should you think about yourself" . Yep, they are even thinking of you Fernglas.

What you guys have got to understand is that ANZ and its idiot advisers have put everybody into uncharted territory. What you have got is a bunch of legal eagles running around like headless chooks because they can't find any precedent for Opes. It is going to take a bit of sorting out by some smart people. We can't be told because everybody is hanging on information any information and whatever the company releases is going to be used or misinterpreted by vested interests. Trust me (I am not a salesman) the guys are working mega hours to sort this out.

I think that about covers it for now. Need my coffee to settle down.

Cheers
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In reply to: Vilmac on Wednesday 04/06/08 11:31pm

Well that was a pathetic story by lateline.
Margin lending still a safe investment medium. Naughty boys who lost money just had to be more circumspect with their investments.
The establishment closing ranks again!!
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In reply to: wasabibarako on Tuesday 03/06/08 11:44am

Opes on lateline tonight.
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In reply to: floyd on Wednesday 04/06/08 05:02pm

I don't think we will get anything untill Vagif returns.

I think a lot depends on this trip and he will probably be the one who wants to announce it.

He is Mr SLA let him have his day.

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In reply to: chiller on Wednesday 04/06/08 10:04am

Charles,

Sorry I thought ANZ has a package market Solamind all tied up in a nice ribbon with a big red bow. wink.gif

I think if ANZ is doing any selling it is to do with sorting things out pre settlement - of some sort. It would be preserving a block of shares to give back to Solamind and others.

Though the logic of ANZ selling at this time escapes me!! Changes in the top 20 should be interesting reading for SLA and more so for BPO!!

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In reply to: chiller on Wednesday 04/06/08 09:33am

Which means that Solamind shares are still an untouched block?

Also somebody has gobbled up those shares. Looks like it was mainly one buyer.

Will be some interesting changes to the top 20 when SLA gets round to releasing that piece of news.

Vagif is due back on 20th. Looks like we will have to wait until then for some news!!

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In reply to: bam_bamm on Tuesday 03/06/08 02:36pm

Neither.
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In reply to: bam_bamm on Tuesday 03/06/08 01:39pm

BB,

My understanding is if they were looking only after themselves the deal would have been already done.
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ANZ share price heading south this morning.

Looks like people are starting to read the papers. One Billion blow out and counting.

Not looking good for ANZ.

The Crawford report should be intertesting - if it ever comes out.
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In reply to: chiller on Tuesday 03/06/08 09:39am

Hi Chiller,

Yep, looks like there is a lot going on behind the scenes.

I am still of the opinion that one of the best and easiest things that ANZ can do is hand back the Solamind shares. And I agree, the bill fo ANZ just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Looks like everybody is shafting their solicitors for "conflict of interest". Lovely metaphor.

Nonetheless, looking at the SLA buy and sell, somebody is determined to keep SLA's price low. Is this planned or sheer stupidity?

I hope all will be revealed - soon.

Come Home Vagif!!!



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Vilmac
Posted on: Jun 3 2008, 09:32 AM


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In reply to: super enrich on Monday 02/06/08 10:26pm

They reckon they the pre orders. The trick is to get it in writing. But apparently the hospitals are lining up nicely for Ropren.
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Vilmac
Posted on: May 31 2008, 01:42 PM


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In reply to: wasabibarako on Saturday 31/05/08 01:30pm

Wasabi,

Off Course!!!! You are "Our Man in Asia". Please keep us posted about how ANZ is going in Asia.

I almost choked on my cereal this morning reading the AFR and other papers. ANZ is in deep shyte. A change of lawyers no matter how politely worded is a big deal. It is like a divorce. You only do it if you have no option.

I have put a bottle of champers in the fridge. With luck by the time it is cold this will be all over.

PS Thanks. Sandy is doing really well. If SLA recovers as we expect I hope to bring her to Hong Kong for some pre cruise shopping.

Cheers

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Vilmac
Posted on: May 31 2008, 12:56 PM


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In reply to: 29101971 on Saturday 31/05/08 11:33am

QUOTE
I wonder if is there a possibility that charges can be laid against ANZ directors/staff,


2910,

I think that is the way it is heading.
Took the Australian media long enough to catch on, but now that the hounds are out looks like the fox hunt is well and truly on!!!!

Cheers

This will not end well for ANZ.
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Vilmac
Posted on: May 30 2008, 12:50 PM


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In reply to: paulhart on Friday 30/05/08 11:32am

Paulhart,

Somebody or some organisation working to an agenda.

Any rationalperson would be waiting for news.

Hmmm??
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Vilmac
Posted on: May 30 2008, 09:59 AM


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In reply to: Livas1 on Friday 30/05/08 08:44am

This is just a fishing expidition by ANZ.

ANZ is checking the response to the offer.

They know they are on the ropes and just want to get the best deal for themselves.

There will be more huffing and puffing by the bank.

IMHO Solamind shares will be returned soon. I think the main catch is trying to work out how to do this without causing a run on effect.

And in the fullness of time ANZ will quietly sack its team of solicitors, because the advice they have been given hitherto has cost them billions.

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Vilmac
Posted on: May 29 2008, 01:47 PM


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In reply to: sirob on Thursday 29/05/08 01:13pm

Sirob,

The press reported it, but will not run further with it because of our libel laws.

But I agree, his statement on the face of it is extraordinary. And I think if push comes to shove could get him shafted from any further dealing with this case.

I would be asking my solicitor about it.
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