WESTINGHOUSE SOLAR INCORPORATED (NASDAQ: WEST) "Up 20.29% on Friday"
Westinghouse Solar is a designer and manufacturer of solar power systems. In 2007, Westinghouse Solar pioneered the concept of integrating the racking, wiring and grounding directly into the solar panel. This revolutionary solar panel, originally branded "Andalay", quickly won industry acclaim. In 2009, the company again broke new ground with the first integrated AC solar panel, reducing the number of components for a rooftop solar installation by approximately 80 percent and lowering labor costs by approximately 50 percent. This first AC panel, which won the 2009 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award, has become the industry's most widely installed AC solar panel. Award-winning Westinghouse Solar Power Systems provide the best combination of safety, performance and reliability, while backed by the proven quality of the Westinghouse name.
ALEXZA PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED (NASDAQ: ALXA) "Up 44.89% on Friday"
Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development stage company, focuses on the research, development, and commercialization of novel proprietary products for the acute treatment of central nervous system conditions. Its product candidates are based on a proprietary technology, the Staccato system that vaporizes an excipient-free drug to form a condensation aerosol that, when inhaled, allows for rapid systemic drug delivery. The company’s clinical-stage product candidates comprise AZ-004 (staccato loxapine), which is licensed to Biovail Laboratories International SRL for the acute treatment of agitation in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder; AZ-007 (staccato zaleplon), which completed phase I status for the treatment of insomnia; and AZ-001 (staccato prochlorperazine) and AZ-104 (staccato loxapine, low-dose), phase II product candidates for the treatment of migraine headache. It also develops AZ-002 (Staccato alprazolam), which completed a phase 1 clinical trial in healthy subjects and a phase 2a proof-of-concept clinical trial in panic disorder patients for the treatment of panic attacks; and AZ-003 (Staccato fentanyl) that completed phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of patients with acute pain, including patients with breakthrough cancer pain and postoperative patients with acute pain episodes. The company was formerly known as Alexza Molecular Delivery Corporation and changed its name to Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in July 2005. Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Mountain View, California.
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