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Petter Odhnoff Appointed Chairman of Pergo's Election Committee
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 21, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Petter Odhnoff, CIO of Andra AP-fonden, has been appointed Chairman of Pergo's Election committee. At the same time Peter Ekelund, President of Novestra, has replaced Theodor Dalenson as Novestra's representative in the committee. Pergo's new Election committee, which was announced in the Q3-report, further consists of David Marcus, M2 Capital Management LP; Peter Rudman, Nordea Fonder; Roger Buehler, Laxey Partners Ltd and Bertil Villard, Chairman of the Board of Pergo.
Saab: A Successful First Flight with FILUR
LINKOPING, Sweden, Nov. 21, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Saab and FMV's technology demonstrator program FILUR has made its first flight. It was a successful flight and the test results are now being evaluated in order to be able to optimize flight performance for future flights.
Medivir: Advances in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Research Program
HUDDINGE, Sweden, Nov. 21, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Medivir (Huddinge, Sweden) and one of China's largest pharmaceutical companies, Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Company (Shanghai), instigated a two year research collaboration in December 2003 to develop protease inhibitors against chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Pivotal advances have been made and important milestones achieved in the project. Medivir and Hengrui have therefore elected to extend their research collaboration for developing drugs against COPD.
Artimplant: Artelon Implant for Rotator Cuff Reinforcement Receives CE-mark
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 21, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Artimplant, the Swedish biomaterials company, has developed a product for rotator cuff reinforcement that has been cleared for marketing in Europe through CE-mark. The rotator cuff is located in the shoulder and is made up of four muscles and their tendons. The product will be launched by Arthrotek Inc., a Biomet company, under the name of Sportmesh(tm).
Nobel Biocare Strengthens Partnership With the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry
ZURICH, Switzerland, Nov. 21, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nobel Biocare (Other OTC:NBCHF) (Stockholm:NOBE), the world leader in innovative esthetic dental solutions, has strengthened its long-standing partnership with the University of Toronto, Canada's leading teaching and research university, by endowing $2 million to establish the Nobel Biocare Chair in Prosthodontics. The chair's purpose is to advance the research and education surrounding the relationship between prosthodontics and implantology.
Prima Poker Ltd. (Monte Carlo Millions )
The Chips are Stacked at Monte-Carlo Millions Poker Tournament
MONTE CARLO, Monaco, Nov. 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The world's best poker players have landed in Monaco for Monte-Carlo Millions, the world's most exclusive poker tournament. Phil Ivey, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Patrick Bruel, Jennifer Tilly and The Hendon Mob are just a few of the big names vying for a share of the largest prize pool in European poker tournament history. The Prima Network guaranteed $3 million, with a $1 million first prize. The tournament will broadcast to a worldwide television audience on FSN and its broadcast partners beginning in February 2006.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Northrop Grumman's Hawkeye Aircraft Leads Rescue Efforts After Hurricane Katrina
BETHPAGE, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) E-2C Hawkeye airborne early warning and battle management system has proven itself again as a tremendous national investment not only for combat operations but also for peacetime operations. These include rescue missions after natural disasters, a nation's homeland security and shipping-lane-protection operations, among others.