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Wits Basin Precious Minerals
Wits Basin Announces Additional 30,000 Acres Secured for Exploration at The South African FSC Project
MINNEAPOLIS, April 12, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Wits Basin Precious Minerals Inc. (OTCBB:WITM) report that their joint venture partner, AfriOre Limited (TSX:AFO) has successfully completed the acquisition of an additional 32,349 acres for the existing FSC gold exploration project in South Africa. We announced on March 23rd the intent to acquire additional land in the prospective area and now that these additional mineral rights have been acquired, certain acreage of less prospective value will be released. Further additional prospective lands are being investigated for acquisition in the current drilling area. The current acreage now covers approximately 93 kms (approximately 57 miles) of strike length.
PracticeXpert Announces New Customer Support Knowledge Base
LOS ANGELES, April 12, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- PracticeXpert, Inc. (OTCBB:PXPT) announced today the launch of a new customer support Knowledge Base, accessible via their website at www.practiceone.com. Designed to assist customers in using PracticeXpert's software products most efficiently, the Knowledge Base features basic and advanced search options, as well as article downloads, links to related articles, and links to third-party websites addressing related topics.
Knobias, Inc. Cancels Standby Equity Distribution Agreement
RIDGELAND, Miss., April 12, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Knobias, Inc. (OTCBB:KNBS) today announced the cancellation of the Standby Equity Distribution Agreement dated November 15, 2004 with Cornell Capital Partners, LP. "Knobias sought the termination of the SEDA as a part of Knobias' efforts to obtain more favorable long term financing for its future needs," stated Key Ramsey, Knobias CEO. "Knobias appreciates the participation of Cornell in its previous financing," continued Mr. Ramsey.
Retailer to Use Jasmin Music Card -- by Sounds 24-7 -- In Marketing Program
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 12, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Urban Angels of Tempe, AZ is going to distribute 10,000 Jasmin Music Cards to customers. The cards, offering a free music download every day for a year from ItsFun.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sounds 24-7 (Pink Sheets:SDSX), and will be used to give incentives to current customers, to help retain those customers and to develop new customers.
ITI and Quintessence Announce Collaboration to Develop Dental `Implant Explorer'
COLOGNE, Germany, April 12, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The International Team for Implantology (ITI) and Quintessenz Verlags -GmbH (Quintessence) today announced a new collaboration to develop and market a multilingual, multimedia tool to educate patients and inform dental teams about implant and prosthetic procedures. Called the 'Implant Explorer', the new tool will be based on the popular award-winning 'Dental Explorer', which is already marketed by Quintessence and is broadly recognized as the standard work in dental chairside communication. Financial details of the collaboration were not disclosed.
Galapagos Appoints Andre Hoekema as Managing Director Galadeno
LEIDEN, Netherlands, April 12, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Galapagos, a genomics-based drug discovery company, has appointed Dr. Andre Hoekema as Managing Director of Galadeno, Galapagos' services unit. Galadeno has a proven track record in novel target discovery using adenoviral siRNA technologies, endorsed by top tier pharmaceutical companies. With this appointment, Galapagos further strengthens its management to lead the company in its next phase of development. "We are very pleased to have someone of Andre's caliber lead our services unit," commented Onno van de Stolpe, CEO of Galapagos. "Andre brings to Galapagos a vast experience in the biotech industry and a solid background in business development. His invaluable expertise will be a tremendous asset to the Galapagos organization."
Straumann Holding AG
Straumann Launches CARES and Three new Products at IDS
COLOGNE, Germany, April 12, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- At the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany, today Straumann (Other OTC:SAUHF), a global leader in implant dentistry and dental tissue regeneration, presented several new products and services that underpin the company's leadership in predictable long-term esthetics and treatment safety in implant dentistry.