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Celltech Group plc
Celltech Achieves Milestone in Osteoporosis Collaboration with Amgen
SLOUGH, U.K., Oct. 28, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Celltech Group plc (LSE:CCH) (NYSE:CLL) today announced the achievement of a milestone in its agreement with Amgen Inc. for the research, development and global commercialisation of novel treatments for osteoporosis using Celltech's proprietary antibody fragment technology, which aims to identify antibody fragments against sclerostin, a protein discovered by Celltech. Sclerostin is involved in the regulation of bone deposition, and it is believed that by inhibiting this protein, bone loss in osteoporosis patients may be reversed. Amgen and Celltech scientists have identified a high-affinity function modifying Celltech antibody for further study, triggering an undisclosed milestone payment to Celltech.
Credit Suisse Group
Winterthur to restructure its sales organization in Switzerland
ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 28, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Credit Suisse Group: Winterthur Group announced today that it will combine the two separate sales organizations of its life and non-life operations within the Market Unit Switzerland Non-Life. The reorganization will generate necessary cost savings and create a clearer management structure, enabling Winterthur to offer customers advice on pensions and insurance matters from a single source, in line with their requirements.
Atoms of God - New book of poetry addresses ideas, emotions encountered on the inward spiritual path
DURANGO, Colo., Oct. 27, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- When people determine their individual spiritual paths, they can either accept what people tell them or they can examine each piece and retain only what they feel in their hearts to be true. The choice is always theirs, writes author Alexandria Renee Omikami in her book of poetry, Atoms of God: Reclaiming Divinity (now available through 1stBooks). She takes readers through a series of poems that outline her own spiritual journey, allowing them to take what they need to encourage spiritual growth.
A Tool of God - New Book Reveals Author's Gift to Make Contact with Murder Victims
GULFPORT, Miss., Oct. 27, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- In the 2000 film The Gift, Cate Blanchett plays a single mother with unusual abilities. In the film, she is contacted by a murdered girl who leads Blanchett and the police to the body and the killer. Author Sherry Blanton Bahm is a real life version of Blanchett's character. She has received images about murder victims and details her role in these cases in her new book, A Tool of God: What Does it Mean to be a Tool of God (now available through 1stBooks).