SOURCE: MDB Capital Group

MDB Capital Group

July 18, 2012 08:01 ET

MDB Capital Group Showcases Leading Disruptive Technology Companies at Bright Lights 2012 Conference in New York

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2012) - MDB Capital Group, LLC (MDB) is pleased to announce the presenting companies at its 3rd Annual Bright Lights Conference, to be held September 9-11, 2012 at The New York Palace Hotel in New York City. Bright Lights is Wall Street's only disruptive technology conference, showcasing companies that MDB believes can transform their industries with game changing technology. MDB has hand-selected these companies to share the innovative technologies that are changing the world with a community of sophisticated investors.

This year, Bright Lights 2012 will showcase approximately 30 public and private companies with potentially disruptive technologies during this exclusive, invitation-only event. These companies come from technology sectors ranging from clean energy to enterprise software to healthcare. In addition to company presentations, Bright Lights 2012 will feature presentations from industry thought leaders, who will provide their own insights on commercializing innovation and the value of intellectual property.

Bright Lights 2012 underscores MDB's commitment to advancing the financial markets' understanding of disruptive technologies and intellectual property as foundational sources of value creation.

Christopher Marlett, CEO of MDB Capital Group, commented, "Market-leading intellectual property is an indicator of superior business performance and investment returns. At the 3rd Annual Bright Lights Conference, we plan to unveil the most disruptive new technologies, and have the innovators and entrepreneurs behind these technologies provoke open, rigorous discussions with sophisticated investors about market potential, feasibility and value." 

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Public Companies Presenting (Subject to Change)

Public Company   Brief Description of Technology

Clean Diesel Technologies Inc.
[Nasdaq: CDTI]
Vertically integrated global manufacturer and distributor of emissions control systems and products, focused on the heavy duty diesel and light duty vehicle markets.

Clearsign Combustion Corp.
[Nasdaq: CLIR]
Designs and develops technologies that aim to improve key performance characteristics of combustion systems including energy efficiency, emissions control, fuel flexibility and overall cost effectiveness.

Crossroads Systems, Inc.
[Nasdaq: CRDS]
Global provider of data protection solutions and services.

Destiny Media Technologies Inc.
Provider of secure distribution of pre-release music and playerless streaming video.

GraphOn Corp.
Worldwide developer of cloud application delivery and Web-enabling solutions.

HPEV, Inc.
Intellectual property and product development company with expertise in thermal dispersion technologies and their application to various product platforms.

ImageWare Systems Inc.
Developer of identity management solutions, providing biometric, secure credential and law enforcement technologies.

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Specialty pharmaceutical company that develops non-invasive, topically delivered products.

ISC8 Inc.
Actively engaged in the development and sale of intelligent cyber security solutions for commercial and government environments worldwide.

Parametric Sound Corp.
[Nasdaq: PAMT]
Pioneering innovator of directed audio solutions.

Parkervision, Inc.
[Nasdaq: PRKR]
Developer and marketer of semiconductor technology solutions for wireless applications.

TigerLogic Corporation
[Nasdaq: TIGR]
Global provider of data management and application development solutions for enterprises that need to launch easy and cost-effective e-business initiatives.

TranSwitch Corporation
[Nasdaq: TXCC]
Leading provider of semiconductor solutions for multimedia connectivity and processing.

Uni-Pixel Inc.
[Nasdaq: UNXL]
Delivers Performance Engineered Films to the Lighting, Display and Flexible Electronics markets.

Verenium Corporation
[Nasdaq: VRNM]
Industrial biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of high-performance enzymes.

Voice Assist, Inc.
Award-winning provider of mobile speech solutions.

VolitionRX Ltd
A life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests.

ZBB Energy Corporation
Designs, develops, and manufactures advanced energy storage, power electronic systems, and engineered custom and semi-custom products.

Private Companies Presenting (Subject to Change)

Private Company   Brief Description of Technology

BCInet, Inc.
Redefines how people interact with the world by enabling the development of applications using its patented brain-body-computer interface technology.

Codekko, Inc.
Web optimization technology company delivering web server performance and web application optimization through its software products.

Discovery Technology International, Inc.
Designer and manufacturer of ultrasonic standing wave-type piezoelectric motors, also known as "piezomotors."

EndoSphere, Inc.
A pioneer of endoscopically-insertable medical technologies for the betterment of humankind.

Endra, Inc.
Dedicated to the commercialization of photoacoustic imaging, a groundbreaking approach enabling rapid, high contrast, high resolution functional and anatomical imaging at depth, without the need for contrast agents.

Ideal Power Converters
Develops new breakthrough current-modulation power converter topology that will improve both energy and cost efficiency for applications including solar inverters, wind converters, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Nanopore, Inc.
Commercializes high porosity/high surface area materials for a wide range of applications including adsorption, gas separation, advanced thermal insulation, low-K dielectrics, and optics.

Combines the benefits of paper with the cost savings and efficiency of an automated form-processing system.

Created the world's first gaming accessory designed to be used in conjunction with touch, to enhance the way we interact with our devices while playing touch-screen games.

SmartPlanet Technologies
Intellectual property company focused on providing high quality, environmental alternatives to a wide variety of rigid, flexible, liner and corrugated packaging applications.

About MDB Capital Group

MDB Capital Group LLC is an investment banking and institutional research firm focused exclusively on companies possessing or seeking to develop market changing, disruptive technologies and intellectual property. MDB Capital Group has also developed a proprietary intellectual property (IP) business intelligence platform called PatentVest®. For more information on PatentVest please visit: For more information on MDB Capital Group, visit

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. A company's inclusion in this press release is not to be construed as an investment recommendation for such company's securities. MDB Capital Group LLC expects to receive or intends to seek compensation for investment banking or other business relationships with companies mentioned in this press release in the next three months. For important information regarding the covered companies in this press release, please contact: The Director of Research at (310) 526-5036 or write to: MDB Capital Group LLC, Attention: Director of Research, 401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1020, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

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