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Galapagos Appoints David Smith as Chief Financial Officer
MECHELEN, Belgium, Nov. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Galapagos (Euronext:GLPG) (LSE:GLPG), a genomics-based drug discovery company, has appointed David R. Smith as Chief Financial Officer to Galapagos per February 1, 2006. With this appointment, Galapagos further strengthens its Executive Committee to lead the Company in its next phase of development. David Smith joins Galapagos from AstraZeneca Netherlands. Upon his arrival, Vicky Gwosdz, currently Head of Finance of Galapagos, will continue as Controller at Galapagos.
UCB Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Brivaracetam for the Treatment of Symptomatic Myoclonus
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Nov. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- UCB announced today that the Office of Orphan Products Development of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to brivaracetam for the treatment of symptomatic myoclonus. "Receiving Orphan Medicinal Product Designation for brivaracetam moves us closer toward our goal of providing patients and their physicians with significant treatment options for disabling disorders." said Peter Verdru, MD, Vice-President Clinical Research, Head of Neurology/Psychiatry Clinical Development, UCB.
eHolding Technology, Inc.
ICM Telecommunications Clarifies Earlier Telecom Investment Report
RENO, Nev., Nov. 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- ICM Telecommunications, Inc. (Pink Sheets:ICMH) today said that its mid-September announcement of a revenue sharing strategic alliance with NTELX, an international network provider to the telecom industry, was incorrectly stated. The company said it actually has entered into a revenue sharing agreement with Claridon Holdings, a Canton, Ohio-based telecommunications services company.
Katzkin Leather Interiors, Inc.
Photo Release -- Katzkin is Spot On With Harley Give-Away
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- One of the many highlights at the 2005 SEMA Show in Las Vegas was the raffling off of a uniquely styled Harley-Davidson Soft Tail motorcycle, compliments of Katzkin Leather Interiors. In keeping with the theme of Katzkin's cow-spotted exhibit booth, which mimics their cow-spotted factory in Montebello, California, the beefed-up Harley caught many eyes with its cow-spotted paint job and hair-on leather seat.
Noah's Wish Animal Rescue Efforts in Slidell to End November 15; Over 1,876 Animals Saved During Hurricane Katrina
SLIDELL, La., Nov. 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Noah's Wish today announced that the organization is in the final stages of its post-Hurricane Katrina animal-rescue efforts in Slidell, LA and hopes to have all pets placed in foster care or adopted by November 15. Noah's Wish has been working with Slidell Animal Control since August 31 to rescue and shelter animals in the aftermath of the storm. To date, Noah's Wish and Slidell Animal Control have cared for over 1,876 animals at the temporary animal shelter which was set up days after the hurricane devastated the city.