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Astex Technology Acquires Novel Robotic Technology for High Throughput X-Ray Crystallography
CAMBRIDGE, UK, June 27, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- Astex Technology, the structure-based drug discovery company, today announced that it will receive the first ACTOR (automated crystal transport, orientation and retrieval) system from Rigaku/MSC, Inc (The Woodlands, TX). The ACTOR automated crystal mounting and data collection technology will dramatically increase the throughput of Astex's x-ray crystallography for rapid protein structure determination and drug discovery.
Sealed Air Corporation
Sealed Air Corporation Completes $300 Million Offering of Senior Notes Due 2008
SADDLE BROOK, N.J., June 26, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) announced today that it had completed a $300 million offering of senior notes due 2008 pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The notes, with a coupon of 8.75% per annum, were sold to investors at a price of 98.591% of the principal amount. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to refinance a portion of its outstanding indebtedness.
Moore-Handley Board Authorizes Stock Buy-Back
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 26, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- Moore-Handley, Inc. (Nasdaq:MHCO) a Birmingham, Alabama distributor of hardware and home center products, announced today that its Board had authorized the repurchase by the Company of up to 300,000 shares of the Company's Common Stock in open market purchases from time to time. The authorization replaces one of last September under which the Company has purchased approximately 163,000 shares.
Harsco Corporation Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend
HARRISBURG, Pa., June 26, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Board of Directors of Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 24 cents per share, or 96 cents per share on an annualized basis. The dividend is payable Aug. 15, 2001, to shareholders of record as of July 16, 2001. The action marks the 205th consecutive cash dividend paid to Harsco stockholders at the same or increased rate. Harsco has paid dividends each year since 1939.
Misys Enhances Foothold in U.S. Healthcare Market
RALEIGH, N.C., June 26, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- Misys, the parent
company of Raleigh-based Medic Computer Systems, today announced
its intent to acquire Sunquest, a leading provider of clinical
systems to hospitals and other acute care facilities across the