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Novartis launches generic omeprazole in the US
BASEL, Switzerland, August 19, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Novartis (NYSE:NVS) announced today that its generics unit Sandoz is launching a generic form of the anti-ulcer treatment Prilosec(r) (omeprazole) in the US. Sandoz' generic product is being launched under the Lek label and will be available by prescription in 10 and 20mg dosage strengths.
Astex and Fujisawa announce structure-based drug discovery agreement
CAMBRIDGE, U.K., August 19, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Astex Technology Ltd, the fragment-based drug discovery company, and Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, (Other OTC:FJSPF) today announced a structural biology research agreement to facilitate the rapid design and development of drug candidates. The collaboration will focus on solving novel human cytochrome P450 crystal structures that will be used to optimise Fujisawa's compounds and so improve the success rate of drug development. Under the terms of the agreement, Astex will apply its proprietary X-ray crystallography technologies to obtain crystal structures of cytochrome P450s complexed to Fujisawa's compounds. Financial details were not disclosed.
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DRD Joins Prestigious Philadephia Gold Index
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug. 18, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- With effect from today, the shares of South African gold producer, Durban Roodepoort Deep, Ltd. "DRD" (JSE:DUR) (Nasdaq:DROOY) (LSE:DURJq) have been included as a constituent of the benchmark Philadelphia Gold and Silver Index (the XAU).
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DRD and NUM Reach 24-Month Wage Settlement
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug. 18, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Gold miner Durban Roodepoort Deep, Limited (DRD) (Nasdaq:DROOY) (LSE:DURJq) today (August 18, 2003) reached agreement on a 24-month wage deal with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and flagged its intention to introduce an employee equity participation scheme.
LifePoint, Inc. Invites You to Join its First Quarter Fiscal 2004 Conference Call
ONTARIO, Calif., August 18, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- LifePoint, Inc. (AMEX: LFP), announced that in conjunction with the Company's fiscal 2004 first quarter earnings release, you are invited to listen to its conference call on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 4:30 p.m., EST (1:30 p.m. PST), with Linda H. Masterson, President and CEO and Don Rutherford, Vice President and CFO. The financial results for the first quarter FY 2004 ended June 30, 2003 will be reported on August 19, 2003.