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PlusSize.com First and Only Web Portal to Offer the Plus-Size Woman Virtual Fashion for Lands' End Clothing ... Including Swimwear
CINCINNATI, May 21, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- PlusSize.com (www.PlusSize.com), the premier shopping destination featuring Virtual Fashion For Today's Woman, today announced that for the first time a sampling of Lands' End apparel, including swimwear, is available in a virtual environment for the plus-size woman. PlusSize.com's Web visitors are able to create a "Virtual You(tm)" online model of themselves, and can then choose a Lands' End garment to try on in a virtual setting. Currently, the Lands' End collection is available for online fittings only at PlusSize.com -- joining Elisabeth by Liz Claiborne (NYSE:LIZ), Ulla Popken, Just My Size, Jockey and SizeAppeal at PlusSize.com's Internet shopping portal.
Robin Brown Joins Galapagos Genomics as Chief Scientific Officer
MECHELEN, Belgium, May 21, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Galapagos Genomics NV today announced that Robin Brown has been appointed Chief Scientific Officer (CSO). Dr. Brown will be responsible for directing the research and development programs at Galapagos, focused on drug target discovery and validation. As a result of the progress that the Company has made over the past three years, Galapagos is now entering a new phase in its development whereby it will validate proprietary drug targets and initiate drug discovery activities. Dr. Brown's skill set in this area will greatly contribute to the transfer to a drug development company. "We are delighted that Robin has joined Galapagos as a key member of our executive team," stated Onno van de Stolpe, CEO of Galapagos. "Robin brings invaluable pharma experience to the organization that will be essential for building a successful company that uses genomics technologies to improve the productivity of the drug discovery process." Before joining Galapagos, Dr. Brown held the position of CSO at Devgen in Belgium. Prior to Devgen, Dr. Brown spent nine years at Glaxo-Wellcome, latterly as head of the Cell and Molecular Biology department at the Stevenage research campus, U.K. Dr Brown holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Cancer Research in London, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Ludwig Institute (London). "I am exited to take on the challenge of CSO at Galapagos," said Robin Brown. "This Company has the right ingredients to become a powerhouse in drug discovery and I look forward to making that work."
SKF Expands Reliability Systems -- Acquires Delta Consult B.V.
GOTEBORG, Sweden, May 21, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- SKF has acquired 100% of the shares of the Dutch company Delta Consult B.V., headquartered in Kapelle with a satellite location in Heiloo. The company employs 93 people and provides high level life-cycle asset management, maintenance engineering and operational services, as well as maintenance related business process and information technology support.
Svenska Kraftnat Sign Agreement with TietoEnator
ESPOO, Finland, May 21, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- TietoEnator and Svenska Kraftnat have signed a three-year agreement that allows TietoEnator to take over the development, operations and support of Ediel, an information system for players on the Swedish power market.
Saab Wins Contract in Great Britain Worth Several Billion SEK
LINKOPING, Sweden, May 21, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Today, Lord Bach, the British Minister for Defence Procurement, announced at a press conference in Glenrothes, Scotland, that Saab Bofors Dynamics has been appointed as preferred supplier of the Next Generation Light Anti- Armour Weapon Programme (NLAW) for the British and the Swedish armies.