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Amersham signs global HeliSpin evaluation agreement with Pfizer
LONDON and BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, United Kingdom, Jan. 27, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Amersham (LSE, NYSE, OSE: AHM), a leader in medical diagnostics and in life sciences today announced that it has signed a non-exclusive agreement giving Pfizer access to Amersham's proprietary HeliSpin(TM) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system. Under the agreement, which will allow continuation of earlier successful clinical studies, Pfizer will fund an evaluation of HeliSpin as a tool for use in its respiratory drug development program.
Badcock Furniture Improves Customer Experience with Neoware Thin Client Appliances Provided Through IBM
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Jan. 27, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Neoware Systems (Nasdaq:NWRE), the leading supplier of award-winning software, services and thin client appliances, today announced that retailer Badcock Home Furnishing Centers has chosen Neoware's software and thin client appliances to support its growing network of 325 dealer locations in seven states. Badcock operates under a unique dealer business model, which consigns merchandise to the independent dealers that make up 80 percent of its network. By choosing Neoware's thin client appliances, Badcock's IT is providing its users a more cost-effective way to upgrade aging technology, centrally manage their mission-critical applications, unify the look and operations of the stores, and reduce ongoing operating costs.
Network Installation Corporation
CMED Selects Network Installation for Wireless Medical Project
IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Network Installation Corp. (OTCBB:NWIS) announced today it has been selected by Carlson Medical Equipment Distributors, Inc. (CMED) for the installation of a wireless emergency system at Casa De Amma assisted living center in San Juan Capistrano. The wireless system will notify staff to assist an individual in distress. Casa De Amma is an apartment like setting for the developmentally disabled, who live on their own with assistance from medical and professional staff.
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc.
Universal Stainless Announces Price Increase
BRIDGEVILLE, Pa., Jan. 27, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. (Nasdaq:USAP) today announced a 4% price increase effective with orders placed February 4, 2004 for all grades and products. In addition, beginning February 4, the Company will calculate its raw material surcharge using an $0.18 per pound premium over the London Metal price for nickel. All other factors in the calculation will remain unchanged.
SKF Year-end report 2003
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Jan. 27, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- SKF reports increased sales, measured in local currencies, compared to 2002 both for the fourth quarter and for the full year. The operating margin, excluding restructuring expenses and impairments of MSEK 487, reached 10.3% for the fourth quarter and 9.2% for the full year. Cash flow was also strong both in the fourth quarter and for the full year. SKF outperformed the market in a number of customer segments during the year. The Board proposes a dividend increase of 25% to SEK 10.00.