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QIAGEN Files Appeal in Patent Case
GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- QIAGEN Gaithersburg, Inc. (formerly Digene Corporation), a wholly-owned subsidiary of QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ:QGEN) (Frankfurt:QIA), today announced that it has filed its initial brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in QIAGEN's appeal to reinstate its patent infringement lawsuit against Third Wave Technologies, Inc. The appeal moves the case originally heard before the District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin to the Federal Circuit.
Transmeridian Exploration, Inc.
United Energy Group Limited to Invest Approximately US$215 Million in Transmeridian Exploration Incorporated
HOUSTON, June 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Transmeridian Exploration Incorporated (AMEX:TMY) ("Transmeridian") and United Energy Group Limited (HK:467.HK) ("United Energy" or "UE) announced today that they have entered into an Investment Agreement (the "Investment Agreement") in connection with which UEG will acquire at least 90% of the outstanding shares of (i) 15% senior redeemable convertible preferred stock and (ii) 20% junior redeemable convertible preferred stock of Transmeridian (the "Preferred Stock") and pursuant to which UEG will make a cash infusion to fund Transmeridian's ongoing capital expenditure program and working capital requirements. UEG will receive shares of new preferred stock and warrants to purchase common stock, representing approximately 60% of the capital stock of Transmeridian on an as-converted, fully diluted basis in exchange for the Preferred Stock it acquires and the cash infusion. The transaction is subject to the approval of UEG's and Transmeridian's shareholders, regulatory approval and other terms and conditions contained in the Investment Agreement.
U-Haul International, Inc.
Photo Release -- The Treasure of Touro Park: An Ancient Tower Finds Its Way Onto a Modern U-Haul Machine
NEWPORT, R.I., June 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- U-Haul today announced the release of 1,800 new 14-foot and 17-foot moving vans highlighting the historic stone structure in Touro Park that has intrigued researchers and the public for centuries. This amazing link to the past is known by many names: The Old Stone Mill, Old Stone Tower, Touro Tower or the name that simply describes its location -- the Newport Tower, and now it will represent Rhode Island as the newest addition to the "Venture Across America" series of U-Haul SuperGraphics.
Charles H. Johnson & Associates
Charles H. Johnson & Associates Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Against NexCen Brands, Inc.
MINNEAPOLIS, June 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Charles H. Johnson & Associates announces that a class action has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of NexCen Brands, Inc. ("NexCen" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:NEXC) publicly traded securities during the period May 10, 2007 through May 19, 2008 (the "Class Period").
U.S. Mine Makers, Inc.
U.S. Mine Makers, Inc. Announces Breakthrough of Gold Recovery in Joint Venture With Primary Gold, LLC
PALM DESERT, Calif., June 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. Mine Makers, Inc. (Pink Sheets:USMM) announced today that the USMM/Primary Gold JV has made a breakthrough in recovering gold from their ore concentrate. The concentrate was successfully leached and a high grade precipitate that contained 122.564 troy ounces of gold per ton of precipitate was assayed by Iseman Consultants. A ten pound random sample of ore was used for this test.
Mainstream Minerals New High-Grade Molybdenum, Copper Acquisition and Discovery
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Mainstream Minerals Corp. (TSX-V:MJO) is pleased to announce the acquisition by option agreement of the Phyllis Lake high-grade Molybdenum / Copper project. This new project is comprised of 12 claims totaling 64 units (2,560 acres) and is located near the Town of Ignace, Ontario.