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Alfa Laval and Sartorius extend alliance in beer filtration
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 16, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Alfa Laval, a world leader in centrifugal separation, heat transfer and fluid handling, has extended its alliance with the German-based Sartorius Group, a market leader in biotechnology, filtration of beverages and mechatronics.
Hexagon Acquires Metrology Company
NACKA STRAND, Sweden, July 16, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Hexagon has acquired all outstanding shares in the French metrology company Romer S.A. The acquisition will be consolidated as of July 1st 2004 and will generate a positive contribution to Hexagons earnings from the start.
Astex Reveals Structure of Key Drug Metabolizing Enzyme -- Cytochrome P450 3A4 -- in Science
CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, July 16, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Astex Technology, the fragment-based drug discovery and development company, today announced that its scientists had published the 3-dimensional structure of human cytochrome P450 3A4, the most important drug metabolising enzyme. The crystal structure of the protein is reported in the leading science journal Science(1). This is the first time this structure has been published and follows another world first when Astex published in Nature(2) the first 3-dimensional crystal structure of a human cytochrome P450 protein, CYP450 2C9. CYP450 3A4 is one of four key enzymes that are responsible for metabolizing more than 90% of drugs and cause significant attrition in the drug development process.
Ahold resolves pending litigation with AIG
ZAANDAM, The Netherlands, July 16, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ahold today announced that it has settled all pending insurance coverage litigation with AIG Europe (Netherlands) N.V. regarding the directors and officers liability insurance policy for Ahold and its subsidiary U.S. Foodservice. Under the terms of the settlement announced today, the lawsuit filed by AIG in the District Court of Haarlem, The Netherlands and the lawsuit filed by U.S. Foodservice in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland (Northern Division) will both be terminated. No other terms or conditions of the settlement were disclosed.