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Athersys Announces Initial Patient Dosing of MultiStem(r) in Phase I Acute Myocardial Infarction Trial
CLEVELAND, Oct. 14, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Athersys, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATHX) today announced the presentation of data from its ongoing phase I clinical trial of MultiStem(r) for individuals following acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Marc Penn, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Bakken Heart-Brain Institute at the Cleveland Clinic and co-principal investigator of the study, presented summary data yesterday at the annual Transvascular Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference (TCT) in Washington, D.C. where he described the AMI program and the successful administration of MultiStem in the first patient enrolled at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Penn reported that MultiStem was delivered safely and tolerated well by the patient following administration.
Previsite America, Inc
HomeAid Atlanta Uses Previsite Virtual Tour Kit to Garner Turn Out for Project Playhouse(r)
ATLANTA, Oct. 14, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HomeAid Atlanta is a non-profit organization that works to provide transitional housing facilities for temporarily homeless children, women, and men in the metro Atlanta area. Project Playhouse(r), headed by Ann Carey, executive director, has been one of HomeAid Atlanta's most successful annual fundraisers. Elaborate children's playhouses are designed, built, and furnished by Atlanta's top architects, home builders, and interior designers. At the October 4 Awards & Auction Party, one whimsical playhouse was given away in a raffle drawing while the five other playhouses were auctioned off. All proceeds benefit HomeAid's housing mission.
Cubic Energy, Inc.
Cubic Energy, Inc. Announces Engagement of RBC Richardson Barr Securities, Inc.
DALLAS, Oct. 14, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cubic Energy, Inc. (AMEX:QBC) ("Cubic" or the "Company") announces today that due to ever increasing unsolicited interest in the Company's assets in North Louisiana, the Company has engaged RBC Richardson Barr Securities, Inc., an affiliate of Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets ("RBC") to explore all strategic alternatives on behalf of the Company and its shareholders. The Company's asset position in Caddo and DeSoto Parishes includes the Rodessa, Pettet, Upper and Lower Hosston, Cotton Valley and the Haynesville Shale. In addition, there is significant interest in the Company's gathering and pipeline systems.
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Delta's New SkyMiles(r) Award Travel Structure Takes Flight
ATLANTA, Oct. 14, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) SkyMiles members now have greater flexibility and more options when redeeming miles for Award Travel to destinations worldwide. Delta has launched a new three-tiered Award structure that allows customers to combine dates, as well as Economy, First and BusinessElite cabin seating at various mileage levels to create their ideal worldwide itineraries. SkyMiles members also are able, once again, to use miles to book the last seat on a flight.
Emisphere Technologies, Inc.
Study Finds Improved Absorption of Oral Salmon Calcitonin Versus Nasal Administration
CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Oct. 14, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emisphere Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:EMIS) announced today that a study by Novartis Pharma AG and its partner Nordic Bioscience demonstrated that oral salmon calcitonin using Emisphere's proprietary Eligen(r) Technology taken 30 to 60 minutes before meals with 50 ml of water results in improved absorption and improved efficacy measured by the biomarker of reduced bone resorption (sCTX-I) compared to the commonly prescribed nasal formulation. The study was a randomized, partially-blind, placebo-controlled, single dose exploratory crossover clinical trial using 56 healthy postmenopausal women. The results are published in the current issue of BMC Clinical Pharmacology.