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XOMA Announces Pre-Clinical and Clinical Progress On HCD122
ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 11, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- At the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), XOMA Ltd. (Nasdaq:XOMA), along with Novartis, announced pre-clinical and preliminary Phase 1 clinical trial results of the use of the experimental drug HCD122, an anti-CD-40 monoclonal antibody, in the treatment of patients with relapsed and refractory Multiple Myeloma (MM) and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). The development of HCD122 (formerly known as CHIR-12.12) began in 2004 as part of XOMA's collaboration with Chiron Corporation, which Novartis acquired earlier this year. Chiron is now known as Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc.
Knight Energy Corp.
Knight Energy Includes Audited Financial Statements On Website
ATLANTA, Dec. 11, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Knight Energy Corp. (Pink Sheets:KNEC) announced that it has included on its website (www.knightenergycorp.com) its audited consolidated financial statements through June 30, 2006. The Company is in the process of preparing a Form 10-SB to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the purpose of becoming a publicly reporting entity.
NearbyNow Launches New Mobile Search Service for Shopping Malls
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 11, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- NearbyNow, Inc. today announced the availability of its new mobile search service that allows consumers to find any product, brand or sale in a shopping mall simply by sending a text message. By typing their request into their mobile phone, consumers can easily find the nearest store that sells "skinny jeans" or "men's shoes on sale." This service makes the promise of location-based mobile advertising a reality just in time for the holidays, and provides retailers a way to reach out to nearby shoppers who are looking specifically for items they offer.
Hexagon Metrology, Inc.
Leica Geosystems Awarded Sales Contract From Cessna Aircraft Company
WIXOM, Mich., Dec. 11, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Leica Geosystems, a Hexagon Company, announced today Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron (NYSE:TXT) company, has signed a sales contract for eight portable Leica CMM systems used for industrial measurement and inspection. The acquisition consists of four Leica LTD840 laser trackers, and four Leica LTD640 laser trackers. Cessna (Wichita, KS) is the world's largest manufacturer of general aviation airplanes. Leica Geosystem's 3D coordinate measurement systems are used by manufacturers worldwide in the aerospace, automotive, and shipbuilding industries.