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Vitrolife Receives Patent Approval in USA
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 16, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Vitrolife has been notified that the company's patent application, regarding the use of recombinant albumin with or without hyaluronic acid in media for embryos and stem cells, has been approved in USA. "This means a protection for the use of the substances, which have advantages both regarding safety and efficacy, also in our future products", says Vitrolife's Director of Marketing Tony Winslof. "The approval of this patent gives us an important competitive advantage," said Magnus Nilsson, CEO at Vitrolife.
Virgin Express Holdings PLC
VIRGIN EXPRESS : First European Carrier to Offer Fully Automated Extra Legroom Booking Feature via the Internet
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Aug. 16, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Virgin Express (Euronext:VIRE) (OTCBB:VIRGY) announces that it offers its customers and travel agents a newly developed fully integrated online booking feature to reserve aisle or window seats with additional legroom on Virgin Express flights via www.virgin-express.com. Passengers wishing to have more space can book guaranteed extra legroom seats for only E10 per one-way flight. Virgin Express is also able to offer the pre-seat facility on standard seats for only E2.50 per seat, which is great news for families and friends travelling together.
UTi Worldwide's South Africa Operations Certified As Black Empowered; Company Completes UTi South Africa Limited Transaction
RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif., Aug. 16, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- UTi Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq:UTIW) today said the company has completed its transaction previously announced on July 2, 2004, thereby qualifying its South Africa operations as a black empowered organization. UTi received notification from Empowerdex certifying the company's operations in South Africa as black empowered, following which UTi completed the transaction. As previously indicated, the transaction did not affect UTi's International Healthcare Distributors (Pty) Limited ("IHD"), which already provides for a 25.1% shareholder interest by an independent broad based black empowerment organization.
Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation
Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Vistacare, Inc.
BALTIMORE, Md., Aug. 15, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. today announced that a securities class action was commenced on behalf of shareholders who purchased, converted, exchanged or otherwise acquired the common stock of Vistacare, Inc. (Nasdaq:VSTA) between November 6, 2003 and August 5, 2004, inclusive (the "Class Period").
Proposal for new Board members in Pergo
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 14, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- As announced on July 29, 2004 in the invitation to the Extraordinary General Meeting on August 19, 2004 in Pergo AB, the shareholder Explorer Capital Investments, representing more than 10 % of all votes and shares in Pergo AB, has called for the election of new Board members in Pergo.
Turnaround Partners, Inc.
HECLA Mining CEO Phil Baker to Appear Live on "Corporate Strategies with Tim Connolly," Sunday, August 15th at 9:15 p.m. EDT
HOUSTON, Aug. 13, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- HECLA Mining (NYSE:HL) CEO Phil Baker is to appear live on "Corporate Strategies with Tim Connolly" on Sunday, August 15th at 9:15 p.m. EDT. Listeners may call in questions live and toll free to Phil Baker or Tim Connolly at 1-866-606-TALK (8255). The Business Talk Radio Network Show may be heard on KSEV AM 700 in Houston, on over 375 affiliate stations nationwide listed at CRN1 www.cableradionetwork.com, or on the Internet at www.businesstalkradio.net. This hour of "Corporate Strategies with Tim Connolly" is hosted by Tim Connolly of Corporate Strategies Merchant Bankers (www.corporate-strategies.net). Noted Economist Mike King of Princeton Research provides live technical analysis for the show.
Lantronix Served With Patent Infringement Lawsuit
IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Lantronix, Inc. (Nasdaq:LTRX) announced today that it has been served with a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Digi International, Inc. The suit, filed in the U.S. Federal District Court in Minnesota, states that Lantronix is infringing upon Digi's U.S. Patent No. 6,446,192 B1 ("'192 patent") entitled "Remote Monitoring and Control of Equipment Over Computer Networks Using a Single Web Interfacing Chip." The '192 patent describes an interface apparatus that allows a device to communicate over a computer network to a client computer.