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Discovery Laboratories, Inc.
Surfaxin Treated Premature Infants Require Fewer Re-Intubations Compared With Animal Derived Surfactants
WARRINGTON, Pa., Oct. 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSCO), today announced that additional clinical data from its SELECT and STAR Phase 3 clinical trials of Surfaxin(r) (lucinactant), for the prevention of Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in premature infants, were presented at the European Academy of Paediatrics Congress (Europaediatrics) in Barcelona, Spain. These data demonstrate that Surfaxin-treated infants require significantly less re-intubation and experience improved key clinical outcomes compared to those treated with the animal derived surfactants, Survanta(r) and Curosurf(r), the current market-leading products in the United States and Europe, respectively.
Health Benefits Direct Corporation
Health Benefits Direct Corporation Retains The Piacente Group as Strategic Investor Relations Counsel
RADNOR, Pa., Oct. 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Health Benefits Direct Corporation (OTCBB:HBDT), a leading innovator in the direct marketing and distribution of a wide range of health and life insurance products to individuals, families and groups, today announced that it has retained The Piacente Group, a full service financial communications consulting firm based in New York. The Piacente Group will assist the Company in implementing a strategic investor relations program to include extensive communications and interaction with the professional investment community.
Connecticut Water Service, Inc.
Connecticut Water Completes Acquisition of South Coventry Water Supply Company
CLINTON, Conn., Oct. 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Connecticut Water Service Inc. (Nasdaq:CTWS) announced that its regulated public water utility subsidiary, The Connecticut Water Company, has completed the acquisition of the South Coventry Water Supply Company in Coventry, Connecticut in a deal valued at approximately $240,000. Connecticut Water acquired South Coventry Water for approximately $93,000 and assumed approximately $147,000 in debt.
SmallCap Sentinel: Building Brand Loyalty in a Growing Market
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- "Growing multiculturalism is redefining what it means to be American," said SmallCap Sentinel analyst D.R. Clark. "As the face of our citizenry changes, so too does the definition of the American consumer. This brings with it a unique opportunity for marketers trying to reach a segment whose preferences and even language may differ from the market as a whole."
GlobeOp Financial Services
GlobeOp, Largest Hedge Fund Administrator in India, Opens Third Office
NEW YORK and LONDON, Oct. 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- A growing client base and increased demand for new hedge fund support services and products underpinned the inauguration of GlobeOp Financial Services' third office in Mumbai, India in as many years. GlobeOp is a leading independent financial technology specialist providing automated, integrated middle- and back-office administration and risk reporting services to hedge funds and asset management firms -- including banks, insurance companies, pension funds and proprietary traders. GlobeOp is the largest hedge fund administrator in India: more than 900 of the company's 1,500 employees worldwide are based in the country, as are three of the company's eight offices.
Nanoforce, Inc. Demonstrates New 'Steel Silk' Product At NanoTX '06 Conference
EL PASO, Texas, Oct. 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nanoforce, Inc. (Pink Sheets:NNFC), a developer of nano-materials, new refining processes, and equipment for use in the alternative and conventional energy sectors announces the successful demonstration of STEEL SILK(tm) at the NanoTX '06 Conference in Dallas, Texas last week.