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26th Annual
ROTH Conference
March 9-12, 2014 - Ritz-Carlton, Dana Point

ROTH Capital Partners is a relationship-driven investment bank that primarily focuses on connecting small-cap publicly traded companies with institutional investors. This year's annual ROTH conference will take place at The Ritz Carlton located in Dana Point, CA, on March 17-12. Bringing together executives from more than 400 growth companies, the 26th Annual ROTH Conference is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. For more information on ROTH Capital Partners, visit

Vermillion, Inc. (VRML)

Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML) is dedicated to the discovery and development of diagnostic tests that help physicians diagnose, treat and improve outcomes for patients. Vermillion, along with its prestigious scientific collaborators, has diagnostic programs in gynecologic oncology and women's health. The company's lead diagnostic, OVA1®, is a blood test for pre-surgical assessment of ovarian tumors for malignancy, using an innovative algorithmic approach. As the first FDA-cleared, protein-based In Vitro Diagnostic Multivariate Index Assay, OVA1 represents a new class of software-based diagnostics. For more information, visit the company’s website at

Vical, Inc. (VICL)

Vical, Inc. (NASDAQ: VICL) researches and develops biopharmaceutical products based on its patented DNA delivery technologies for the prevention and treatment of serious or life-threatening diseases. Potential applications of the company's DNA delivery technology include DNA vaccines for infectious diseases, in which the expressed protein is an immunogen and cardiovascular therapies, in which the expressed protein is an angiogenic growth factor. The company is developing certain infectious disease vaccines internally. For more information, visit the company’s website at

Vimicro International Corp. (VIMC)

Vimicro International Corp. (NASDAQ: VIMC) is a video processing IC and surveillance solution provider that designs, develops and markets mixed-signal semiconductor products and system-level solutions that enable multimedia capabilities in a variety of products for PC/notebook, consumer electronics and surveillance applications. Vimicro has aggressively entered the surveillance market with system-level solutions and semiconductor products to capitalize on China's domestic demand. Company headquarters are at Beijing, China. For more information, visit the company’s website at

Viralytics (VRACY)

Viralytics (OTC: VRACY) is developing oncolytic immunotherapy treatments for a range of cancers. Viralytics' lead product, CAVATAK™, is a proprietary formulation of the common cold Coxsackievirus Type A21 (CVA21). CVA21 binds to specific 'receptor' proteins highly expressed on multiple cancer types including, but not limited to: melanoma; prostate, lung, breast and bladder cancers; and multiple myeloma. CAVATAK™ acts to kill both local and metastatic cancer cells through cell lysis and the potential generation of an immune response against the cancer cells. For more information, visit the company’s website at

Vocus, Inc. (VOCS)

Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS) provides leading cloud-based marketing and public relations software that enables companies to acquire and retain customers. The company offers products and services to help clients attract and engage prospects, capture and keep customers, and measure and improve marketing effectiveness. More than 16,000 annual subscription customers across a wide variety of industries use Vocus software. The company is headquartered in Beltsville, MD, with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit the company’s website at

Vuzix Corp. (VUZI)

Vuzix Corp. (OTC: VUZI) a supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets. The company's products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 36 patents and 12 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The company has won Consumer Electronics Show awards for innovation from 2005 to 2014. For more information, visit the company’s website at Group, Inc. (WWWW) Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WWWW) provides a full range of Internet services to small businesses to help them compete and succeed online. works to meet the needs of small businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable, subscription-based solutions including domains, hosting, website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products, eCommerce solutions and call center services. For more information, visit the company’s website at

WidePoint Corp. (WYY)

WidePoint Corp. (NYSE: WYY) has grown through the merger of highly specialized regional IT consulting companies, most of whom have been in business for decades. WidePoint Corporation is a provider of advanced information technology offering innovative solutions to government and commercial markets. Their subsidiaries offer unique solutions in certificate-based security solutions, wireless telecommunication expense management systems, forensic informatics and associated consulting services. The company’s vision is to be its customer’s trusted provider of choice, employer of choice and shareholders’ investment of choice. For more information, visit the company’s website at

Wilhelmina International, Inc. (WHLM)

Wilhelmina International, Inc. (OTC: WHLM), formerly New Century Equity Holdings Corp., is a fashion model and talent management company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides fashion model and talent management services, specializing in the representation and management of models, entertainers, artists, athletes and other talent to various customers and clients. These customers and clients include retailers, designers, advertising agencies and catalog companies worldwide. The company has numerous subsidiaries including Wilhelmina International, Ltd., Wilhelmina-Miami, Inc., Wilhelmina Artist Management LLC, Wilhelmina Licensing LLC and Wilhelmina Film & TV Productions LLC. . For more information, visit the company’s website

WWE, Inc. (WWE)

WWE, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media organization and recognized in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 150 countries and 30 languages. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. For more information, visit the company’s website

Xcel Brands (XELB)

Xcel Brands (OTC: XELB) engages in the acquisition, design, licensing and marketing of consumer brands incorporating an OMNICHANNEL sales strategy inclusive of interactive media, digital and bricks and mortar retail. In 2011, the company acquired designer apparel brand Isaac Mizrahi New York and an interest in Liz Claiborne New York, quickly expanding into 100+ categories for the Isaac Mizrahi brand. The company's executive management team possesses significant talent, experience and a proven track record of success to create and grow branded consumer products businesses.

xG Technology, Inc. (XGTI)

xG Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGTI) has created a broad portfolio of intellectual property that makes wireless networks more intelligent, accessible, affordable and reliable. The company has created xMax, a patented all-IP cognitive radio technology that enables spectrum sharing. xMax can solve the crisis facing the wireless industry caused by data-hungry devices and applications that are straining network capacity. It eliminates the need to acquire scarce and expensive licensed spectrum, thus lowering the total cost of ownership for wireless broadband access. For more information, visit the company’s website


XOMA Corp. (NASDAQ: XOMA) has built a portfolio of therapeutic antibodies, both in late-stage clinical development and in preclinical research. XOMA focuses its antibody research and development on allosteric modulation, which offers opportunities for new classes of therapeutic antibodies to treat a wide range of human diseases. XOMA's lead product candidate, gevokizumab (IL-1 beta modulating antibody), is in a global PhaseIII program in non-infectious uveitis with its partner SERVIER and multiple proof-of-concept studies in other IL-1-mediated diseases. For more information, visit the company’s website


XZERES Corp. (OTC: XPWR) is a clean energy technology company that provides an array of power solutions for a new energy landscape. The company designs and manufactures small wind power systems as well as power management and power efficiency solutions for commercial, light industrial and residential markets. XZERES' products deliver significant energy cost savings while reducing its customer's carbon footprint. Headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, XZERES' international distribution network supports the deployment of its products in 110 countries and on all seven continents. For more information, visit the company’s website


ZAGG, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZAGG) and its subsidiaries design, produce and distribute creative product solutions for mobile and media accessories such as protective coverings, cases, keyboards, keyboard cases, earbuds, portable power and device cleaning under the family of ZAGG brands. In addition, the company designs, produces and distributes cases, Near-Field Audio™ amplifying speakers, earbuds, traditional headphones, and gaming headphones for mobile and media devices under the family of iFrogz brands in the fashion and youth-oriented lifestyle sector. For more information, visit the company’s website at

ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. (ZLTQ)

ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZLTQ) is a medical technology company focused on developing products utilizing its proprietary controlled-cooling technology platform. ZELTIQ's first commercial product, the CoolSculpting® System, is designed to sreduce stubborn fat bulges. CoolSculpting is based on the scientific principle that fat cells are more sensitive to cold than the overlying skin and surrounding tissues. It utilizes patented technology of precisely controlled cooling to reduce the temperature of fat cells in the treated area. For more information, visit the company’s website at

Zenyatta Ventures Ltd (ZENYF)

Zenyatta Ventures Ltd (OTC: ZENYF) is a Thunder Bay, Ontario-based junior exploration company currently developing a UNIQUE Graphite deposit and exploring for base metal deposits on the Albany Project in Northeastern Ontario. In January 2010, an option agreement between Zenyatta and Cliffs Natural Resources was signed on the highly prospective Albany Project. The company’s technical team is using their project generation skills to seek other mineral opportunities in Canada and abroad that meet market demand. Cliffs also made a strategic investment and presently holds 9% interest in the company. For more information, visit the company’s website at

ZipRealty (ZIPR)

ZipRealty (NASDAQ: ZIPR) national real estate brokerage and provider of proprietary technology and comprehensive online marketing tools for the residential real estate brokerage industry. For home buyers and sellers who increasingly want control, choice and a seamless, customized service, ZipRealty offers Internet-enabled, state-of-the-art technology and complete access to accurate, timely information via their website and mobile applications, which real estate professionals can combine with their own local knowledge and personal expertise to offer an exceptional start-to-finish client experience. For more information, visit the company’s website at

Zix Corp. (ZIXI)

Zix Corp. (NASDAQ: ZIXI) focuses on email data protection. ZixCorp offers email encryption, a unique email DLP solution and an innovative BYOD solution to meet your company’s data protection and compliance needs. ZixCorp is used by many national institutions in healthcare, finance and government for easy to use secure email solutions. Foundation components of the company’s email encryption services are ‘ZixDirectory,’ ‘Best Method of Delivery,’ ‘ZixData Center’ and ‘Zix Research Center.’ For more information, visit the company’s website at


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