It is impossible to identify and invest in a successful start up company the day before it breaks out. If your not comfortable with dead money for a few months or even years you will end up investing too late, or pulling out too early....probably a little of both.If you want 500%+ returns it means having dead money for awhile and some 100% losses. If a reasonable amount is invested and you can keep you head during down times without freaking out (which it doesn't look like you can't), then good money can be made. This stock is a long way from being bankrupt. I think they have never talked partnership because the major stock holder is a control nut and wants to rule the isotope world (note they continue to talk about acquiring more companies to expand their sales...should they ever get a product they can put up for sale). Rather then lose his investment he will partner or dilute as necessary. With the size of the market that is o.k with me, but I hope they can pull off a save without doing it.