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Everest Research Institute
Procurement Outsourcing Will Top US$380 Million in 2006, According to New Everest Research Institute Study
NEW YORK and DALLAS, Dec. 12, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The US$297 million multi-process procurement outsourcing (PO) sector is growing at 30% per annum and will exceed US$380 million in 2006, according to new findings by Everest Research Institute, with the potential to grow into a multi-billion dollar market over time. Procurement outsourcing refers to the complete or partial transfer of the business processes, infrastructure and resources associated with purchasing all indirect costs, including contracted services, by a company to a third-party services provider.
Discovery Laboratories, Inc.
Discovery Labs Forms a Strategic Alliance with Chrysalis Technologies to Develop Aerosolized Surfactant Replacement Therapies for Respiratory Diseases
WARRINGTON, Pa., Dec. 11, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSCO), entered into a strategic alliance with Chrysalis Technologies, a division of Philip Morris USA Inc., for Discovery Labs to develop and commercialize aerosolized surfactant replacement therapies (aSRT) to address a broad range of serious respiratory conditions. This alliance unites two highly complementary respiratory technologies -- Discovery Labs' precision-engineered surfactant technology that mimics the most important attributes of human lung surfactant, with Chrysalis' novel aerosolization device technology that is being developed to enable the delivery of therapeutics to the deep lung. The successful application of these two proprietary technologies holds the promise, for the first time, of producing surfactant-based therapies that may revolutionize the treatment of serious respiratory conditions such as acute lung injury, neonatal respiratory failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, asthma, cystic fibrosis and others.
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Delta, ALPA Reach a Tentative Interim Agreement
ATLANTA, Dec. 11, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Pink Sheets:DALRQ) confirmed today that it has reached a tentative interim agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the collective bargaining representative of the company's more than 6,000 pilots.
Urban Outfitters, Inc.
Urban Outfitters, Inc. Joins NASDAQ-100 Index
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Urban Outfitters, Inc. (Nasdaq:URBN), a leading lifestyle consumer products company operating under the Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People brands, is pleased to announce that the Company has been selected for inclusion into the NASDAQ-100 Index(r), effective with the market open on Monday, December 19, 2005.
Katrina Dog Rescue
Lisa Edelstein and Allison Janney Join Kim Basinger at Katrina Super Adoption
SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Dec. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Television stars Lisa Edelstein (House) and Allison Janney (The West Wing) will join Kim Basinger as volunteer dog handlers at Hurricane Katrina Super Adoption this Sunday, December 11. All three actresses will be on hand to kick-off the event taking place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. They will present adoptable dogs rescued from Hurricane Katrina to the public at the New Leash On Life booth.
John H. Harland Company
Harland Financial Solutions and Panini North America Establish Partnership
ATLANTA, Dec. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Further enabling clients to maximize their investment in check imaging technology, Harland Financial Solutions, Inc. today announced it has partnered with Panini North America to complement its existing Encore!(r) Teller software with the strength of Panini's image capture hardware. Panini is a leading provider of branch image capture technology, serving the top 100 banks in the U.S., as well as community banks and credit unions. Harland Financial Solutions is a division of John H. Harland Company (NYSE:JH).