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Schering-Plough Extends Antibody Alliance With MorphoSys
MARTINSRIED, Germany, May 19, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- MorphoSys AG (Frankfurt:MOR) (Prime Standard Segment, TecDAX) announced today that Schering-Plough Corporation has decided to extend the current collaboration between the two companies for one year. The collaboration, announced in May 2006, has a maximum term of 5 years until 2011 and may be extended by Schering-Plough after each single year. Under the agreement, Schering-Plough will continue to have access to MorphoSys's proprietary antibody library HuCAL GOLD at its research site in Palo Alto, California, the location of Schering-Plough Biopharma, an affiliate of Schering-Plough Research Institute. Furthermore, the contract provides Schering-Plough with the option to develop and commercialize HuCAL-derived therapeutic antibodies, in which case MorphoSys would receive exclusive license fees, milestone payments, as well as royalties. Under the extended agreement MorphoSys continues to receive annual user fees for access to its HuCAL platform. Further financial details were not disclosed.
In the Name of the Luftwaffe -- A True Story Told by a Living OSS Intelligence Officer
SPOTSYLVANIA, Va., May 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- A true story told by a living 91-year-old OSS Intelligence Officer, Captain Jim Hudson, who apprehended the famous German aviatrix, Hanna Reitsch, just after VE Day, May 8, 1945. Victory in Europe announced to the world that Germany had been forced into unconditional surrender. Jim was ready for this final chapter on the wily enemy that had plagued the Allies ever since the sneak attack by the Japanese.
Provident Financial Holdings, Inc.
Provident Financial Holdings to Host Earnings Release Conference Call
RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 16, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:PROV), the holding company for Provident Savings Bank, F.S.B., announced today that it will host a conference call for institutional investors and bank analysts on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. (Pacific Time Zone) to discuss its financial results. The conference call will coincide with its news release announcing fiscal third quarter earnings which will be distributed prior to the market open on Monday, May 19, 2008. The conference call can be accessed by dialing 1-800-762-6568 and requesting the Provident Financial Holdings Earnings Release Conference Call. An audio replay of the conference call will be available through Tuesday, May 27, 2008 by dialing 1-800-475-6701 and referencing access code number 923607.
Sacrificing Your Individuality and Independence in Return for Survival
CHITTENANGO, N.Y., May 16, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- To some people the challenges of life can be very overwhelming, especially when tragedy strikes their family and forces them to make sacrifices. In the heart of society, survival, and maintaining your status are priorities. But just how far are troubled people willing to go when their survival requires a lot of sacrifice? The answers are emphasized by author Donald F. Megnin as Xlibris proudly releases his compelling new book about society, family, and post-war trauma, The Security of Silence.
ExtraOrdinary Space -- New Sci-Fi Book Features Scientific Breakthrough and Its Effects With People
O FALLON, Ill., May 16, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Everyday new ideas sprout from many people's minds and from time to time, something significant materializes. For the most part, innovations and breakthroughs are expected to benefit mankind but even with good intentions, some elements intend to feed their greed for power. These are the themes that readers will discover as Xlibris proudly releases ExtraOrdinary Space: The Integral, the compelling new book from author Stan Burns.