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Crucell Discovers Human Monoclonal Antibody that Protects Against SARS
LEIDEN, The Netherlands, June 25, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dutch biotechnology company Crucell N.V. (Euronext:CRXL) (Nasdaq:CRXL) announced today the discovery of an antibody for protection against SARS virus infection. In the next issue of The Lancet medical journal, due for publication on June 26 (Volume 363, pages 2139-2141), study results will be published reporting that a human monoclonal antibody, discovered with the use of Crucell's MAbstract(R) technology and produced on the PER.C6(R) cell line, protects ferrets from SARS.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Photo Release -- U.S. Coast Guard's Deepwater Contract Announcement Accelerates Offshore Patrol Cutter Program
PASCAGOULA, Miss., June 24, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ushering in another key milestone for the Integrated Deepwater System program, the U.S. Coast Guard and Integrated Coast Guard Systems (ICGS) today announced that preliminary design and final requirements work will commence immediately on the new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program. This effort will lead to a new type of highly capable, cutting-edge, medium-endurance cutter. Today's action accelerates the effort to launch the OPC by a full three years, compared to the Deepwater program's originally proposed schedule. This initial OPC contract assigned to ICGS establishes the critical first-step engineering efforts that will occur over the next twelve months.
The Jordan Company L.P.
The Jordan Company's Sensus Metering Systems Acquires the Assets of NexusData
NEW YORK, June 24, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Jordan Company, L.P. ("Jordan") announced that Sensus Metering Systems, Inc. ("Sensus"), a company formed by Jordan in December 2003 to acquire the Invensys Metering Systems business from Invensys plc, completed the purchase of certain assets of NexusData, Inc. ("Nexus") on June 8, 2004. The acquisition of Nexus will provide Sensus with a fixed network automatic meter reading ("AMR") capability for the water, gas and electric utility markets. The combination of the Company's existing mobile radio read AMR system and NexusData's fixed base AMR system will enable Sensus to offer its customers the most comprehensive AMR solution options available in the utility marketplace.
Intrepid Technology and Resources, Inc.
Intrepid Receives New Contract Extension
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, June 24, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Intrepid Technology and Resources, Inc. (ITR) (OTCBB:IESV), a renewable energy company, has been awarded a significant new contract extension to their ongoing Oak Ridge Associated Universities studies on the long-term effects of radiation on personnel working at the United States Department of Energy facilities. This contract extension is in excess of $110,000 and runs through September 30, 2004. Dr. Dennis Keiser, ITR's chairman, stated in announcing the contract extension, "This award is a strong indicator of the exceptional quality of work ITR produces and the high regard that present customers hold our employees in and ITR's commitments to quality, service and on time delivery."
Stockwinners.com Option Picks Average Short-Term Gain of Eighty-Six Percent; Recent Rumors Up Twenty-One Percent
AUSTIN, Texas, June 24, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The following is an investment opinion issued by Stockwinners.com. Selections featured in recent Stockwinners.com, http://www.STOCKWINNERS.com, Option Picks postings registered an average short-term gain of 86 percent. In the four months ending June 18th, the equities research firm addressed the upward price potential of 336 publicly traded stock options. The average selection was up 86 percent in nine days. The postings included two hundred two calls and one hundred thirty-four puts.