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Westinghouse Solar, Inc.
Akeena Solar Announces Supplier Relationship and US License With MS Solar Solutions Corp. for Andalay AC Solar Panel
LOS GATOS, Calif., March 31, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akeena Solar (Nasdaq:AKNS), one of the leading installers of solar power systems, today announced that it will be the exclusive solar panel supplier for two years to MS Solar Solutions Corp. ("MSSS"), a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley's Commodities group, for projects resulting from MSSS' efforts to outfit low-income households nationwide with Akeena's proprietary Andalay AC solar panels. MSSS will also have the option to purchase Andalay AC panels for their sales efforts to large tract homebuilders. As part of the agreement, Akeena Solar has granted a royalty-bearing limited US license to MSSS for the manufacture and sale of Andalay AC panels.
Larson King LLP
Zurn Pex Plumbing Lawsuits Continue in Court, According to Larson - King, LLP
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 31, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zurn Pex, Inc., ("Zurn") a manufacturer of PEX plumbing systems, now faces eleven class action lawsuits for leaking brass fittings used in its plumbing systems. Homeowners have filed class action lawsuits against Zurn in Minnesota (three), Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina (two) and Virginia. More suits are expected. Plumbing fittings made by Zurn can be identified by a "QPEX" stamp on the fitting.
MammaCare's Tactually Accurate Breast Model Trains Sense of Touch to Detect Small Tumors
GAINESVILLE, Fla., March 31, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Drs. M.K. Goldstein and H.S. Pennypacker, members of the U.S. research team that created and validated standards for effective manual breast examination, today announced development of a new tactually accurate, personal breast model for women that teaches their fingers what to feel for while pacing the duration of each breast palpation. Advances in polymer chemistry led the team to develop an accurate, affordable breast model containing small, simulated tumors and normal breast lumpiness. A learning program on DVD teaches the difference between normal breast tissue and potentially harmful tumors, how to search the model thoroughly and then how to transfer that skill to the breast. The scientists produced the new tactile technology and learning program with grant support from the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Mary Mehn, MammaCare's Director of Education, said, "More women will now be able to learn more effective breast self-examination, by themselves, as part of their personal healthcare routine." She added, "Most breast cancers are palpable and are initially found by the sense of touch. This means that proficient breast self-examination is truly a life saving practice." The new MammaCare Personal Learning System will be sold directly to women at Amazon.com's Health & Personal Care store.