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Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting of Skandia
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 08, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Shareholders of SKANDIA INSURANCE COMPANY LTD (publ) ("the Company") are hereby summoned to an Extraordinary General Meeting on Wednesday, 28 January 2004, at 4.30 p.m. (Swedish time). Location: Globe Arena, Annex, Arenatorget, Entrance 2, Stockholm, Sweden.
Celltech Group plc
Celltech Achieves Further Milestone In Osteoporosis Collaboration With Amgen
SLOUGH, U.K., Jan. 8, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Celltech Group plc (LSE:CCH) (NYSE:CLL) today announces the achievement of a further milestone in its agreement with Amgen Inc. for the research, development and global commercialisation of novel treatments for osteoporosis using Celltech's proprietary antibody fragment technology, which aims to identify antibody fragments against sclerostin, a protein discovered by Celltech. Sclerostin is involved in the regulation of bone deposition, and it is believed that by inhibiting this protein, bone loss in osteoporosis patients may be reversed.
Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis, P.C.
Spector, Roseman & Kodroff, P.C. Announces the Filing of a Class Action Suit Against Massachusetts Financial Services Company, MFS Investment Management and the MFS Family of Funds -- MFRFX, MIGFX, MSFRX, MEIAX
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 7, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The law firm of Spector, Roseman & Kodroff, P.C. announces that a class action lawsuit was commenced in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts on behalf of purchasers, redeemers and holders of shares of Massachusetts Financial Services Company ("MFS Mutual Funds" or the "Company"), a subsidiary of Sun Life Financial, Inc. (NYSE:SLF) between December 15, 1998 through December 8, 2003, inclusive (the "Class Period").
Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation
CORRECTION: Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against American Physicians Capital, Inc. -- ACAP
BALTIMORE, Jan. 7, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. today announced that a securities class action has been commenced on behalf of shareholders who purchased, converted, exchanged or otherwise acquired the common stock of American Physicians Capital, Inc. (Nasdaq:ACAP) between February 13, 2003 and November 6, 2003, inclusive (the "Class Period").
Law Offices Bernard M. Gross, P.C.
CORRECTED NOTICE -- Law Offices Bernard M. Gross, P.C. Files First Class Action Suit Against Ibis Technology Corporation -- IBIS
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 7, 2004 -- Law Offices Bernard M. Gross, P.C. (http://www.bernardmgross.com) announces that a class action lawsuit, numbered 03cv12613, was commenced in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts against defendants Ibis Technology Corp. (Nasdaq:IBIS) and Martin J. Reid on behalf of all persons who purchased the common stock of Ibis Technology Corporation ("Ibis" or the "Company") between October 2, 2003 and December 12, 2003 (the "Class Period"), seeking remedies under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"). The case has been assigned to the Honorable Reginald C. Lindsay.
Port of Houston Authority
Photo Release -- Port Authority Announces Settlement Of Lawsuit Against Pesticides Plant, Owners
HOUSTON, Jan. 7, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) announced today that it has resolved its five-year dispute related to the GB Biosciences pesticides plant located on Greens Bayou. The participants in the settlement include all of the plant's current and former owners, GB Biosciences, ISK Magnetics and Occidental Chemical Company (as successor to Diamond Shamrock Chemicals Company), along with various parent companies and related corporate entities. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, the defendants have agreed to:
Topaz Systems, Inc
Topaz Systems, Inc.: IDGem Electronic Biometric Signature and Fingerprint Capture Terminal with Bundled SigID Software
SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 7, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Topaz Systems, Inc. announces the release of IDGem(tm)-series biometric identity verification and signature capture terminals with bundled SigID(tm) electronic fingerprint scoring software. IDGem is available as a standalone fingerprint capture sensor, integrated large or small interactive LCD display signature capture and fingerprint sensor tablet, and integrated simultaneous ink-on-paper-enabled tablet and sensor. IDGem systems feature the same forensic-quality signature capture technology as Topaz SignatureGem(tm) tablets, but incorporate the added benefit of a high-resolution RF-inductive electronic fingerprint sensor, enabling robust and accurate biometric authentication for use in any high-security environment or where identity verification is a top priority.
ICR Systems, Inc.
ICR Systems, Inc. Reports Q3 Contract Awards
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 7, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- ICR Systems, Inc. (Pink Sheets:ICRM) announced today that in the June to September quarter, new contracts that were awarded to the ICR Systems, Inc. wholly-owned subsidiary, Meehan Electric Company, Inc., totaled $1,062,175. The largest of these contracts involves the construction of a new water treatment facility in Commerce, Georgia totaling $646,600.