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SmallCap Sentinel: Patents, Cancer Drugs and Knowing Who Has the Goods
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- "Recent announcements by biotechnology firms related to the development of new treatments and cures for cancer have stoked interest in biotechnology," stated SmallCap Sentinel analyst, D.R. Clark. "Few things resonate more with the investing public than technology that addresses one of our true mortal fears in cancer. The problem- for investors- has always been in discerning which companies truly have something special in development."
AND International Publishers NV
AND Delivers Digital Maps to Wayfinder
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Dec. 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- AND Automotive Navigation Data now provides detailed digital maps of Eastern Europe to leading product and service supplier of mobile location products Wayfinder Systems. The agreement allows Wayfinder to expand its existing coverage with in-demand but hard-to get areas for the mobile navigation products."With the availability of detailed map data from AND for Central and Eastern Europe we will be able to respond to customer demand in these areas, starting with people in Slovenia and Croatia," says Magnus Nilsson, CEO, Wayfinder Systems.
Elekta Acquires Medical Intelligence
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Elekta, world leader in advanced radiation therapy, comprehensive cancer management and non-invasive treatment of brain disorders, today announced the acquisition of Medical Intelligence Medizintechnik GmbH for a consideration of EUR 20 M in cash.
Beacon's Fixed Annuity Premium Study Reports Third Quarter's Best-Selling Products
EVANSTON, Ill., Nov. 30, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- MasterDex, an Allianz Life (NYSE:AZ) indexed annuity, was the quarter's top-selling product in the Beacon Research Fixed Annuity Premium Study for the fifth consecutive period. Three book value products -- New York Life's LifeStages/MainStay Single Premium Fixed Annuity(1), John Hancock's (NYSE:MFC) GPA Plus and Genworth Financial's (NYSE:GNW) Capital Provider Advantage -- were numbers two, three, and four, respectively. The ING US (NYSE:ING) Secure Index annuity took fifth place. Third quarter sales were reported for some 182 products by 47 participating insurance companies.
The Quaker Funds, Inc.
Quaker Funds Reach $1 Billion Milestone
MALVERN, Pa., Nov. 30, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Quaker Funds, Inc. is proud to announce today that its family of mutual funds has reached $1 billion in assets under management. This asset growth represents a 46% increase over assets under management as of December 31, 2004.