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Amersham plc: Scientists and Industry Urge Regulators to Address Hurdles Facing Licensing of New Diagnostics for Alzheimer's Disease
NEW YORK, May 2, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Institute for the Study of Aging (ISOA) and Amersham (NYSE:AHM) (LSE:AHM) (OSE:AHM), a world leader in medical diagnostics and in life sciences, are hosting today a groundbreaking meeting to discuss the development of cutting-edge Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging products for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Leading experts on the molecular diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease from research institutions around the world gathered in New York to debate the clinical, economic and ethical implications of earlier and more accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, and the challenges of getting new diagnostics licensed. Participants also included senior executives from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic and insurance industries.
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South Texas Christian Times Acquired by Kingdom Ventures
MINDEN, Nev., May 2, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Kingdom Ventures, Inc. (OTCBB:KDMV), a rapidly growing church development company, announced today it has acquired the Christian Times' South Texas Edition. Christian Times is the largest regional Christian newspaper chain in the U.S. with a monthly circulation of over 200,000 copies through more than 6,000 churches and Christian retail outlets. The Christian Times(r) newspaper is an eight-time award winner with the Evangelical Press Association and a two-time Angel Award winner. It is also widely recognized as one of the leading Christian newspapers nationwide. The South Texas edition has been in publication for just over a year, and has circulation of 25,000, with hundreds of churches, bookstores and other retail outlets for its primary distribution.
SPYRUS Releases Signal Identity Manager as a Unique Complementary Identity Management Solution to the Microsoft Windows 2003 Server
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 2, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- SPYRUS(r), Inc., a leading provider of high assurance security products, announced today that it has released Signal Identity Manager(tm). The Signal Identity Manager is a robust certificate, token, policy and audit management product that is seamlessly integrated with the Microsoft(r) Windows(r) 2003 Server Certificate Authority (CA) and Active Directory, providing a complete, scalable enterprise identity management system.
UTi Worldwide Acquires Top Airfreight Export Forwarding Company In India
RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif., May 2, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- UTi Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq:UTIW) today announced its acquisition of Indair Carriers Pvt Ltd, ranked by IATA (International Air Transport Association) in terms of revenues generated as the largest airfreight export forwarding company in India. Terms of the transaction were undisclosed.
Vodafone Sverige AB
Vodafone Sweden Extends its MMS Campaign
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 2, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Vodafone Sweden (NYSE:VOD) (Other OTC:VODPF) is extending its introductory campaign for sending picture messages with sound and text (MMS) for only SEK 1.50 per message. The campaign price will apply until 31 August. After this, Vodafone Sweden will introduce a new pricing system based on the size of the MMS message that is sent.
Hansabank: Rating Upgrade
HELSINKI, Finland, May 2, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Fitch Ratings ('Fitch') has today upgraded Hansabank's (Other OTC:HNSBF) individual rating by one notch to B/C.The rating action reflects Hansabank's strong track record of profitability, healthy asset quality, conservative risk management and its rapid and effective integration of the Lithuanian Savings Bank into Hansabank Group.