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Breakthrough for Volvo's New Gas Bus
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Sept. 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Volvo Buses has received its first bus order for the new gas engine, the Volvo 7700. Bernmobil in Switzerland has placed an order for 32 articulated buses, with an option for 39 more.
Actavis' Subsidiary Amide Receives FDA approval for Mirtazapine ODT
REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Sept. 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Actavis Group hf.("ACT") today announces that Amide Pharmaceutical Inc., a subsidiary of Actavis Group in New Jersey USA, has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Mirtazapine orally disintegrating tablets (ODT) 15 mg, 30 mg and 45Mirtazapine ODT is the generic version of Organon's Remeron SolTab(R) and is indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder. As one of the first two applicants to file an ANDA containing a paragraph IV certification, Amide has been awarded 180 days of shared marketing exclusivity for the 45 mg dosage strength. An authorized generic version of the 45 mg strength was launched in October 2004. Annual U.S. sales of Mirtazapine ODT tablets are approximately US$100 million. Amide will manufacture, market, sell and distribute Mirtazapine ODT in the U.S. and will begin shipping Mirtazapine ODT 15 mg, 30 mg and 45 mg tablets shortly.
Vodafone Sverige AB
Vodafone Sweden Launches Online Backup Service for Mobile Phones
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- It is now even simpler for Vodafone Sweden's customers to manage their contact details when changing to a new phone model. Customers who lose their mobile phones can now also enjoy greater peace of mind. Vodafone Sweden is in collaboration with Storegate offering Internet-based storage space for phone books, calendars and other digital information accessible directly by mobile phone -- a mobile backup service, in other words.
Rabobank Moderately Positive About Economy
UTRECHT, Netherlands, Sept. 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Rabobank economists forecast that the Dutch economy will continue to strengthen cautiously in the second half of 2005. They put forward this view in their document on the state of the economy that was published in connection with the presentation of the interim figures of the Rabobank Group today. At this presentation the Chairman of the Executive Board, Bert Heemskerk, said that he applauds the Dutch government's measures to support purchasing power. "The government has pledged that a reduction in the tax and premium burden is on the way for consumers, but it has failed to include the business community in these measures. So even though the increase in the tax and premium burden connected with the new healthcare system is now being reversed, self-employed persons will not be any better off in the revised situation. And the business community is ultimately the engine of the economy," says Heemskerk.
Terraplay Systems AB
Indiagames Selects Terraplay MOVE Platform for Connected Gaming
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Mumbai-based mobile games publisher Indiagames has selected Swedish middleware provider Terraplay to supply server solutions for its offering of connected and multiplayer gaming. Indiagames will launch several connected and multiplayer games later this year using the recently launched MOVE 3.0 platform from Terraplay. MOVE 3.0 will allow Indiagames to use features such as in-game community with gamer tags, high score, tournaments, matchmaking, game rooms; turn-based and real time multiplayer, and in-game content download.
New Engines for Euro 4 and Euro 5 -- Some of the Many New Scania products
SODERTALJE, Sweden, Sept. 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Scania now presents a wide range of engines that meet the Euro 4 emissions standard coming into force throughout the EU from October next year. In addition, engine versions complying with the 2009 requirements (Euro 5) will be launched in 2006. Another item of engine-related news is the market's most powerful V8, with a power output of 620 hp. In addition there is a completely new range of gearboxes and extended Fleet Management services.