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Vitrolife launches EmbryoGlue -- A Breakthrough in ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 26, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- EmbryoGlue(R) is an implantation promoting medium for transfer of embryos back into the woman, with physical properties more similar to the uterine secretion, and will therefore assist the embryo during the implantation process. In a prospective, randomized, clinical trial, the efficacy of EmbryoGlue(R) was evaluated in comparison to a conventional medium. The study showed a statistically significant increase in implantation rate in the EmbryoGlue(R) group, compared to the control group. This increase represents an improvement of treatment efficacy of 34%.
TeliaSonera: Staff Reshuffle Involves 700 Employees
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 26, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The need for impending personnel reductions notified by TeliaSonera Sweden in April is estimated around 1.500 as of the beginning of the year. This information is made public by TeliaSonera Sweden today. Approximately 500 of these are hired staff and around 300 have retired through existing arrangements or found a new post within the group. Consequently, the resizing involves some 700 of TeliaSonera Sweden's employees.
Nordea to Form a Partnership with IBM
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 26, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nordea (Other OTC:NRDEF) enters into exclusive negotiations with IBM to form a partnership for IT production services and to complete the consolidation process.
Pointsec Mobile Technologies Signs Agreement with American Customer; Total Order Value USD 1,480,000
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 26, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Pointsec Mobile Technologies, a subsidiary of IT security company Protect Data and a global leader in enterprise security software for laptops, desktops, and PDAs, today announced it has signed a major software license agreement with an American customer. In total the order is worth USD 1,480,000, which includes license fees and one year support. The licenses that will be delivered during the second quarter 2003, represent a value of USD 1,200,000 of the total order.
AND International Publishers NV
GARMIN International Inc. Signs Extension of License with AND
ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, May 26, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- On May 8, 2003, GARMIN International Inc., which is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:GRMN) group of companies that designs, manufactures, and markets navigation and communications equipment for the aviation and consumer markets, signed an extension of its value-added reseller licence agreement with AND Products for using AND's Global Road Data in their products.
Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.
Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. Purchase of Own Shares
DUBLIN, Ireland, May 26, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. ("AIB") (NYSE:AIB) announces that on 23 May 2003, it purchased 350,000 of its ordinary shares, at an average price of Euro13.45571, to be held as treasury shares.