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Crucell's PER.C6(R)-Based Vaccine Protects Monkeys from Ebola
LEIDEN, Netherlands, June 1, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dutch biotechnology company Crucell N.V. (Euronext:CRXL) (Nasdaq:CRXL) has announced that a single dose of its vaccine has completely protected monkeys against Ebola in recently performed studies. The monkey experiments were performed over the last six months by the Vaccine Research Center (VRC) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the US National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). Crucell and NIAID produced a vaccine against Ebola, using Crucell's PER.C6(R) cell line as a production platform, confirming the encouraging results of a previous NIAID/USAMRIID trial of a prototype adenoviral vaccine reported in Nature in August 2003 (Ref: Nature 424(6949):681-84 (2003)). Crucell has a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the VRC to develop PER.C6(R)- and adenovirus vector-based vaccines against Ebola, Marburg and Lassa as well as a contract to produce such vaccines for clinical studies in humans. The vaccine is composed of replication-deficient Adenovirus 5, expressing Ebola antigens. It uses Crucell's production technology, also licensed exclusively to Merck for HIV.
FindProfit.com Provides Investment Coverage of The Graphics, Imaging and LCD Sector
PRINCETON, N.J., June 1, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- FindProfit (www.findprofit.com), an investment service that delivered a +67% audited return in 2003, announced today that it has provided to trial and paid subscribers "Graphics & Imaging Outlook," the eleventh special report in the FindProfit Expert Insight Series. Among the companies profiled are Corning (NYSE:GLW) and AU Optronics (NYSE:AUO).
Tasty Fries, Inc.
Tasty Fries, Inc. and Lintelle Engineering, Inc. Sign Long-Term Manufacturing Contract
BLUE BELL, Pa., June 1, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Tasty Fries(r), Inc. (OTCBB:TFRY) announced today that the Company has signed a four-year contract with Lintelle Engineering, Inc. to manufacturer its patented French fry vending machine. Lintelle Engineering, Inc. is located in Scotts Valley, California. "We evaluated several firms and chose Lintelle because they demonstrated a strong manufacturing capability, plus the engineering talent to expand our product and keep pace with industry requirements," stated Edward C. Kelly, President and CEO of Tasty Fries, Inc. "Lintelle is excited about the opportunity to participate in the Tasty Fries French fry vending machine program. The production cycle will commence immediately, and we are expanding our manufacturing capacity and quickly increasing our headcount to facilitate the rapid growth we expect to see from this sector of our business," stated Bill Turner, President and CEO of Lintelle Engineering, Inc.
FTS Wireless, Inc.
FTS Wireless to Increase Globalstar Satellite Phone Program
LEVITTOWN, Pa., June 1, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- FTS Wireless, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of FTS Group, Inc. (OTCBB:FLIP), an operator of retail wireless locations that market and sell next generation wireless and VoIP products, and services and operate Wi-Fi HotSpot's, today announced its plans to increase the number of Globalstar satellite rentals lines by 10 during 2004.
HepaLife Technologies, Inc.
HepaLife Announces Expansion and Extension of Cooperative Research Agreement
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 1, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- HepaLife Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:HPLF), a development stage biotechnology company focused on the research, development and eventual commercialization of technologies and products to treat various forms of liver dysfunction and disease, today announced that it has extended the term of, as well as expanded the scope of its Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the primary tool linking government and industry researchers.