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Crucell and Harvard Medical School Announce Promising Results for Novel Vaccine Technology (AdVac)
LEIDEN, The Netherlands, Aug. 30, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dutch biotechnology company Crucell N.V. (Euronext:CRXL) (Nasdaq:CRXL) and Harvard Medical School today announced results of a joint study supporting novel vaccine vectors developed by Crucell. The results were outlined in a paper presented by Dr. Dan Barouch of Harvard Medical School and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to the AIDS Vaccine 2004 conference in Lausanne, Switzerland.Dr. Barouch reported results concerning the potency of adenovirus serotypes 11 and 35 (rAd11 and rAd35) when combined with antigens of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a virus that causes AIDS-like symptoms in monkeys. The results showed both recombinant serotypes were extremely effective in eliciting immune responses in mice, particularly when used together in a prime-boost vaccine regimen in the presence of pre-existing immunity to the most commonly used recombinant adenovirus vaccine vector, serotype 5 (rAd5). Pre-existing immunity is a characteristic that is likely to blunt immune responses and hamper the efficacy of rAd5 vaccines.
UTi Worldwide Schedules Conference Call On September 7 To Discuss Fiscal 2005 Second Quarter
RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif., Aug. 30, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- UTi Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq:UTIW) today announced that, prior to market open on Tuesday, September 7, the company will report financial results for the second quarter and first half of its fiscal 2005 ended July 31, 2004. The company also said that it will host an investor conference call the same day at 8:00 a.m. PDT (11:00 a.m. EDT) to review UTi's financials and operations for the three- and six-month periods.
The ALS Association - Western Ohio Chapter
Walk to D'Feet ALS(r) for Lou Gehrig's Disease To Debut in Dayton
COLUMBUS, Ohio , Aug. 30, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Western Ohio Chapter of The ALS Association, serving the greater Dayton area, announces the 1st annual Walk to D'Feet ALS(r) on Sunday, September 12, 2004, at the Community Park East, 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., in Fairborn. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 11:00 a.m. The four-mile walk is open to the public and all funds raised will be donated to The ALS Association, a not-for-profit organization providing local patient services to those suffering from ALS. To learn more about the Walk to D'Feet ALS(r), a national fundraiser of The ALS Association, call toll free: 866-273-ALSA or visit www.walk.alsohio.org to register on-line.