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Karo Bio and Wyeth Extend Research Collaboration and Advance Lead Compound
HUDDINGE, Sweden, June 18, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE:WYE), has advanced into predevelopment a lead compound for atherosclerosis from the joint collaboration with Karo Bio. This event is a significant step in the three-year old collaboration and will result in a milestone payment to Karo Bio. In addition Wyeth and Karo Bio have agreed to extend the research term of their collaboration an additional year until August 31, 2005.
Recommended Cash Offer By UCB S.A. For CellTech Group plc
BRUSSELS, June 18, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- UCB S.A. announces that, as at 3.00 p.m. (London time), 10.00 a.m. (New York City time) on 17 June 2004, being the first closing date of the recommended cash offer for CellTech Group plc (the "Offer") as set out in the offer document dated 19 May 2004 (the "Offer Document"), valid acceptances of the Offer had been received in respect of a total of 119,917,713 Celltech Shares (including Celltech Shares represented by 1,524,665 Celltech ADSs), representing approximately 43.1 per cent. of the total issued share capital of Celltech. In addition to those ADSs tendered prior to the first closing date, 345,052 ADSs are subject to notice of guaranteed delivery period.
A Prayer for the Wounded -- Author's Journal Empowers Victims of Abuse
SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., June 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nearly one-third of American women report being physically abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives, according to a 1998 Commonwealth Fund survey. Jeani DiCarlo suffered this pain and shares her experiences of hurt and healing in A Prayer for the Wounded (now available through AuthorHouse).
Risky Cargo -- New Book Captures Danger and Excitement of 1920s Ocean Bootleggers
MISSION HILLS, Calif., June 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Many books and movies explore the secret, smoky world of speakeasies from the Prohibition era, but not many address how these illegal establishments stocked their bars. In his collection of short stories, As I Remember: Commercial Fishing Bootlegging (now available through AuthorHouse), Kenneth H. Cutcher offers a fictionalized account of the fishermen who moonlighted as rumrunners.
The Loan Officer's Handbook for Success -- Seasoned Loan Officer Provides Training for Mortgage Professionals
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash., June 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Homeownership is part of the American dream, and many wishing to fulfill that dream look to loan officers for guidance in obtaining financing. However, for loan officers to fully support their customers and offer products that meet their customers' financial goals, they need to be fully trained in all areas of mortgage lending. Yet, according to Steven W. Driscoll, many are not. His new book, The Loan Officer's Handbook for Success (now available through AuthorHouse), offers mortgage professionals a comprehensive training tool to enable them to provide the quality service and loan products their customers need and deserve.
Get in the Game -- New Book Catalogues Sports Idioms for Easy Reference
LEBANON, Pa., June 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- In life, one just has to "step up to the plate." Sometimes people "strike out" and other times they "hit a home run." That is just the way the game is played, but for people who are not privy to sports terms, this entire form of American communication can seem overwhelming. Jean Henry helps "level the playing field" with her new book, How to Play the Game: American English Sports and Games Idioms (now available through AuthorHouse).
When Duty Calls, Be Brave -- Compelling New Novel Stresses Courage and Loyalty
MISHAWAKA, Ind., June 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The experiences of daily life are not the only way to learn the importance of duty, courage and friendship. Many times, lessons garnered from stories of distant lands and heroes have an impact as well. In The Scrolls of Belbou (now available through AuthorHouse), author Dmitri Toul crafts an exciting story about a small island threatened by takeover.
Chelsea's Doom -- New Novel Tells Story of Innocent Teenager's Kidnapping
TOWNSEND, Wis., June 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Chelsea King was an average teenage girl worried about the prom and her grades before the normal life she knew was ripped away. Kidnapped, she is petrified by what awaits her. Jamee Pilant tells a complex character story of love and hate in the new novel, Chelsea's Doom (now available through AuthorHouse).