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Amersham Share Price
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, U.K., Oct. 8, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Amersham plc (LSE:AHM) (NYSE:AHM), has noted today's movement in its share price. Amersham announces that it has received an approach which may or may not lead to an offer for the Company as a whole. No agreement has been reached and a further announcement will be made as appropriate.
Volvo Aero signs agreement with Skyways Express worth at least SEK 100 M
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Oct. 8, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Volvo Aero and Skyways Express have signed an agreement whereby Volvo Aero will become Skyways' exclusive supplier of engine overhaul and equipment maintenance services for the PW125 engines. The agreement is estimated to be worth at least SEK 100 M to Volvo Aero.
Novartis partners with Sankyo on gastro-intestinal drug development program
BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 08, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Novartis (NYSE:NVS) has signed an agreement with Sankyo (TSE: 4501) of Japan to co-develop and subsequently commercialize a treatment for gastro-esophageal reflux disease and peptic ulcers. The agreement focuses on Sankyo's CS-526 acid pump antagonist, which is currently entering Phase I clinical trials. The novel oral compound was discovered by Sankyo and Ube Industries, Ltd. (TSE: 4208). If successful, the new reversible acid pump antagonist class of drug may offer therapeutic advantages over existing antacid therapies, and may have the potential to achieve faster acid reduction and more durable activity, resulting in quicker symptom relief and ulcer healing. The program includes four alternative potential drug candidates.
Surebeam Shareholders Have Until Monday October 27, 2003 to Seek Appointment as Lead Plaintiff -- SUREE
NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- According to Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP, (www.pomerantzlaw.com), which has filed a class action lawsuit against SureBeam Corporation ("SureBeam" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:SUREE) and two of the Company's senior officers on behalf of investors who purchased the common stock of SureBeam during the period between March 16, 2001 and August 20, 2003, inclusive (the "Class Period"), shareholders have until Monday October 27, 2003 to seek appointment by the Court as one of the lead plaintiffs in this action.
Moore-Handley, Inc. Announces Board Decision to Deregister its Common Stock
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 7, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Moore-Handley, Inc. (Nasdaq:MHCO) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the deregistration of its Common Stock under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and the de-listing of its stock from the Nasdaq Small Cap Market. The deregistration will be effected by the filing of a Form 15 with the Securities and Exchange Commission at the end of the month.