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Ahold announces new U.S. Foodservice Securitization Program
ZAANDAM, The Netherlands, Aug. 25, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ahold today announced that its U.S. subsidiary, U.S. Foodservice, has entered into a new USD 600 million receivable 364-day securitization program with three banks. The new agreement, which was entered into on August 24, 2004, replaces the aggregate USD 490 million variable investment certificates commitments under the existing securitization programs with immediate effect.
Crucell Announces PER.C6 Licensing Agreement with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
LEIDEN, The Netherlands, Aug. 25, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dutch biotechnology company Crucell N.V. (Euronext:CRXL) (Nasdaq:CRXL) announced today that it has signed a PER.C6(R) research license agreement with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. This license agreement allows Wyeth to use the PER.C6(R) cell line for its preclinical adenoviral vector-based research and development programs.
Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd
Basilea Strong Cash Position and Preparation of Phase III Programs in First-Half 2004
BASEL, Switzerland, Aug. 25, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Basilea Pharmaceutica AG reported today its Interim Results for the first-half of 2004 that include funds raised in the company's Initial Public Offering (IPO). Combined cash and short-term investments increased to CHF 242.2 million compared to CHF 75.5 million (31 Dec 2003), based on IPO proceeds. Preparation of phase III programs for BAL5788, BAL4079 and phase II program for BAL8557 resulted in operating cash-out of CHF 25.8 million in the first-half of 2004 compared to CHF 23.7 million in the first-half of 2003.
Western Media Group
eRAD/ImageMedical and Western Media Group's MedLink VPN Announce Strategic Alliance
NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Web-based PACS vendor, eRAD/ImageMedical, and Western Media Group Corporation (OTCBB:WMGC), through its wholly-owned subsidiary MedLink VPN Inc., have signed an agreement to deliver medical image management systems for the worldwide healthcare industry. MedLink VPN Inc. will offer eRAD/ImageMedical's Web-based PACS solution, PracticeBuilder1-2-3, along with its MedLink VPN platform. PracticeBuilder1-2-3 is a full-featured PACS that will be accessed by clients through the MedLink VPN portal.
This Business Called Theater -- A Veteran Producer Reveals the Truths Behind the Curtain in New Book
NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- There is no business like the business of theater. And in his candid new book Bright Lights, Big Changes -- Transatlantic Theatre At The Turn Of Our Century Executive Producer Steven Rivellino throws open the backstage door and reveals the pretensions and the flaws of an art that has slowly but surely surrendered to commerce. It is a decidedly unforgiving assessment of the evolution of the two leading theatrical centers of the world -- Broadway and London's West End -- over the past twenty years, and an informed examination of present trends and where those trends will inevitably lead the industry.
Braun Law Group, P.C.
Class Action Filed against Netopia, Inc. by the Braun Law Group, P.C. on Behalf of Shareholders Who Purchased Securities between November 6, 2003 and July 6, 2004 -- NTPA
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- A class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of purchasers (the "Class") of Netopia, Inc.'s securities ("Netopia" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:NTPA) between November 6, 2003 and July 6, 2004, inclusive (the "Class Period").