latest news releases from the newsroom
Elanders AB will move on 7 July 2004
KUNGSBACKA, Sweden, June 30, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The parent company and Group headquarters will move to the new Infomedia Centre in Molnlycke on 7 July 2004. The parent company's new address will be:
OMHEX and APX close UKPX deal
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 30, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- In December 2003, APX and OMHEX signed an agreement regarding the acquisition of the business activities of the UK Power Exchange (UKPX) from OMHEX's subsidiary OM London Exchange. Following the settlement of operational and regulatory matters with the London-based Financial Services Authority being kept fully informed and advised, the deal has now been closed.
lastminute.com plc: Acquisition of lastminute.de
LONDON, June 30, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- lastminute.com plc, Europe's leading independent online travel and leisure group, today announces the acquisition of the lastminute.de group of companies in Germany, which comprise Anixe Systems GmbH, Avinex AG and Cinetic Internet Touristik GmbH to create the number one online travel brand in Germany. Highlights of the transaction:
Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd
Basilea Awarded EU Research Grant to Advance Fight Against Drug Resistance
BASEL, Switzerland, June 30, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Basilea Pharmaceutica AG announced today that it will receive funding as part of a European Commission programme for developing novel antibiotics through combinatorial biosynthesis. Basilea is a member of the Combigyrase expert consortium formed under the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission. The consortium will receive 1.56 million Euros funding over three years to conduct its programme.
Southwestern Medical Solutions
Southwestern Medical Solutions Discovers Exciting New Consumer Applications For Its Patented Specimen Collection Analysis Technology
TAMPA, Fla., June 29, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Southwestern Medical Solutions, Inc. (Pink Sheets:SWMD) is pleased to announce that, during prototype development and clinical evaluation of its Labguard Accucheck(tm), it has perfected technology that will dramatically improve the locking means for the diagnostic specimen collection cup market. As well, the revolutionary technology will cross over to the general consumables market with numerous high-potential applications. An offshoot of the Company's cutting-edge technology targeted at the explosive on-site diagnostics and testing market, the new locking system represents exciting consumer market potential as an innovative "soda-pop" type plastic container lid design which presents both a new marketing format for the bottling companies and an improvement upon design for consumers. This new closure device will allow the consumer to open the lid for access to, and consumption of, the contents without having to remove the cap itself.