latest news releases from the newsroom
Prevas Bioinformatics Wins Contract from Maxygen
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 22, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Prevas Bioinformatics A/S will supply senior level bioinformatics expertise to conduct a feasibility study for Maxygen. The aim of the study is to analyze manual routines and databases currently used in the characterization of protein leads, to identify bottlenecks in genetic analyses and to suggest implementation of customized software and laboratory information systems to streamline the discovery process.
SKF's Acquisition of U.K. Bearings Business Finalised
GOTEBORG, Sweden, April 22, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- SKF's acquisition of 75 percent of the shares in NSK Aerospace Europe Ltd., at Stonehouse in the U.K., has now been finalised. The agreement is signed and SKF will take over the operations as from May 1, 2002.
Telenor Mobil and Eterra Sign WLAN Agreement
OSLO, Norway, April 22, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Telenor Mobil (Nasdaq:TELN) AS and Eterra ASA have entered into a framework agreement for supplying wireless Internet zones, also called WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network). Under the agreement Eterra will engineer the technical system integration. The aim of the agreement is to assure that users wishing to transmit data across the wireless Internet via WLAN can move freely over to Telenor Mobil's regular GSM/GPRS network without losing the Internet connection.
Electrolux Signs Agreement to Divest Its Motor Operations to Dresdner
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 22, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Electrolux (Nasdaq:ELUX) has signed an agreement for divestment of its motor operations, to ACC SpA (Appliance Components Companies). ACC SpA is controlled by a close-end fund managed by Dresdner Kleinwort Capital. Co-investors are also Centrobanca and Friulia, two Italian investment banks.
Skanska: Investigation Concerning Suspicions of Cartel Activities in Asphalt industry (with link)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 22, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Skanska assigned the legal firm, Mannheimer Swartling, to conduct an investigation into specific claims of collaboration in bidding processes that have been published by the Swedish Competition Authority. In addition, Skanska's Chairman requested a statement on the reliability and thoroughness of this investigation from Hans-Gunnar Solerud, former Justice of the Supreme Court.