ONCS we know has been in discussions with both Global and Regional partners at least since Oct from recent interview in paris..... I really believe they will close the deal by end of the yr.
They are leaving themselves an open window for first qtr of 2013 , but Punit states :We should successfully identify a potential partner for NeoPulse by the end of 2012, if not, then Q1 of 2013.
Emphasis is on 2012. - pause then 2013