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TTP Communications plc
TTPCom to Take Minority Stake in Synergenix Interactive Wireless Gaming Activities to be Merged
CAMBRIDGE, U.K., August 19, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- TTP Communications plc (LSE:TTC) ("TTPCom"), the world leading independent supplier of digital wireless communications technology, today announces that its subsidiary, TTPCom Limited, has taken a significant minority stake in Synergenix Interactive AB as part of an agreement that will lead to the convergence of their wireless gaming activities. Synergenix has developed mophun(TM), a wireless gaming platform which features in the Sony Ericsson T300, T310 and T610 mobile phones.
Novartis launches generic omeprazole in the US
BASEL, Switzerland, August 19, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Novartis (NYSE:NVS) announced today that its generics unit Sandoz is launching a generic form of the anti-ulcer treatment Prilosec(r) (omeprazole) in the US. Sandoz' generic product is being launched under the Lek label and will be available by prescription in 10 and 20mg dosage strengths.
Astex and Fujisawa announce structure-based drug discovery agreement
CAMBRIDGE, U.K., August 19, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Astex Technology Ltd, the fragment-based drug discovery company, and Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, (Other OTC:FJSPF) today announced a structural biology research agreement to facilitate the rapid design and development of drug candidates. The collaboration will focus on solving novel human cytochrome P450 crystal structures that will be used to optimise Fujisawa's compounds and so improve the success rate of drug development. Under the terms of the agreement, Astex will apply its proprietary X-ray crystallography technologies to obtain crystal structures of cytochrome P450s complexed to Fujisawa's compounds. Financial details were not disclosed.
Durban Roodepoort Deep
DRD Joins Prestigious Philadephia Gold Index
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug. 18, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- With effect from today, the shares of South African gold producer, Durban Roodepoort Deep, Ltd. "DRD" (JSE:DUR) (Nasdaq:DROOY) (LSE:DURJq) have been included as a constituent of the benchmark Philadelphia Gold and Silver Index (the XAU).
Durban Roodepoort Deep
DRD and NUM Reach 24-Month Wage Settlement
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug. 18, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Gold miner Durban Roodepoort Deep, Limited (DRD) (Nasdaq:DROOY) (LSE:DURJq) today (August 18, 2003) reached agreement on a 24-month wage deal with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and flagged its intention to introduce an employee equity participation scheme.