Luxury Travel Ltd Launches Off the Beaten Path Tour in North Vietnam 12 days

This newest adventure tour includes Hanoi - Duong Lam Ancient Village - Sapa - Muong Khuong - Bac Ha - Ha Giang - Dong Van - Cao Bang - Ba Be Lake.

Hanoi, Vietnam, September 25, 2012 -- Vietnam is a tropical paradise of charming people, heavenly beaches, brilliant green rice paddies and lush emerald rainforests.

This Vietnam adventure trip will take travelers to the most isolated, but also very beautiful areas in the far north of Vietnam, where they can see many different hill tribes and magnificent scenery.

Travelers will see the weekly market on the way north, as well as terraced rice fields in Mu Cang Chai and Hoang Su Phi, that have been newly recognized as national heritage sites in Vietnam.

Travelers will also see the charming town of Pho Bang, the breathtaking pass at Ma Pi Leng, Dong Van Rock Plateau, MeoVac Town, beautiful Ban Gioc Waterfall and historic Pac Bo Cave.

Travelers will also take a peaceful boat trip on Ba Be Lake and experience a home stay with Tay people in a house on stilts.

The Off the Beaten Path Tour in North Vietnam price starts from US$1248 per person for 2 persons (26.208.000VND). Price includes all private pick up and drop off services, all transportation, accommodation in twin, boat trip, bike, meals, porters, entrance fees, and the services of an English or French-speaking guide. This offer is valid until 30 December 2013.

"North Vietnam has many rough, remote and mountainous regions, and many of them have just opened to intrepid travelers. This Vietnam adventure trip will take you to the most isolated, but also very beautiful areas in the far north of Vietnam, where you can see many different hill tribes and magnificent scenery. This is perfect in Mid September, you can admire the most beautiful mature rice fields on terrace in Sapa, Hoang Su Phi and Mu Cang Chai. This tour will emphasize your interactions with many hill tribes in order for you to have a well-rounded and profound learning experience that you will value forever." Said Pham Ha, CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

Vietnam's first luxury tour operator/DMC (http://www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) based in Hanoi with offices throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, Luxury Travel is exceptional in designing tailor-made tours and providing unique travel experiences. Opened in 2004, the Luxury Travel Company Limited has its own offices, luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors, and representative offices in California, London, Paris, and Sydney. The company's depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd won numerous travel awards for excellent performance including the most recent Guide Award 2012: "a long established Asian specialist in the art of travel and serves today’s most sophisticated travelers with luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays."

Media Contact:
David Nguyen
Sales and Marketing Manager
Luxury Travel Group Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444
Vietnam
84439274120

Biotage Moving Into Mass Directed Flash

Biotage® (STO: BIOT), announces that Biotage is in late stage development with its partner Microsaic Systems plc of a fully integrated solution for Mass Directed Flash with Biotage's flagship flash purification system Isolera™.

Uppsala, Sweden, September 25, 2012 -- Biotage® (STO: BIOT), a leading global supplier of solutions and technology for analytical, medicinal and peptide chemistry, announces that Biotage is in late stage development with its partner Microsaic Systems plc of a fully integrated solution for Mass Directed Flash with Biotage's flagship flash purification system Isolera™. A presentation will be held at the JASIS meeting in Makuhari, Japan on 5th September, 2012. The new solution will become commercially available in early 2013.

"This is a game changer in flash purification that will allow chemists to significantly improve their work flow. We have high expectations on the forthcoming launch of this product that will further strengthen our purification business," says Toshiyuki Yachi, Vice President of Marketing.

For further information visit http://www.biotage.com or call:
In Europe: +46 18 56 57 10
In North America: (Toll Free) 1 800 446 4752
In Japan: +81 422 28 1233
Other areas, please call: +46 18 56 57 10.

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For further press information at Biotage please contact:
James Churchill
Marketing Communications
Biotage GB Limited
Distribution Way
Dyffryn Business Park
Ystrad Mynach
Hengoed, Wales CF82 7TS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1443 811 849
Mobile: +44(0)7875484778

About Biotage
Biotage offers solutions, knowledge and experience in the areas of analytical and medicinal chemistry. Customers include the world’s top pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as leading academic institutes. The company is headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden, with offices in China, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and a worldwide network of distributors. Biotage has 272 employees with sales of 428.9 MSEK in 2010. Biotage is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Stock Exchange. Website: http://www.biotage.com.

Biotage Unveils New Fully Automated Microwave Peptide Synthesizer

Biotage® (STO: BIOT), introduced an innovative new synthesis platform for peptide researchers at the 2012 European Peptide Symposium in Athens, Greece.

Uppsala, Sweden, September 25, 2012 -- Biotage® (STO: BIOT), a leading global supplier of solutions and technology for analytical, medicinal and peptide chemistry, introduced an innovative new synthesis platform for peptide researchers at the 2012 European Peptide Symposium in Athens, Greece. The Biotage® Initiator+ Alstra is a fully automated, single channel, programmable microwave peptide synthesizer and is the latest addition to Biotage's growing family of peptide synthesis platforms.

The Initiator+ Alstra is an ideal tool for peptide chemists synthesizing peptides, peptoids, PNA and peptidomimetics, including extremely difficult modifications. The system's inherent flexibility for reagent set-up, makes it a highly effective platform for both small and large scale synthesis from 5 ┬Ámol to 2 mmol. With a working volume from as low as 0.6 mL, the Initiator+ Alstra is perfectly suited for small scale microwave peptide synthesis, especially when the use of expensive building blocks is required e.g. PNA. The system's robotic liquid handler and precise digital syringe pumps reduce reagent and solvent consumption, thus reducing cost and minimizing waste.

The Initiator+ Alstra is programmable via a large 10" touch screen with drag and drop functionality for optimizing pre-installed or user defined methods. A built-in wizard makes programming a synthesis sequence effortless and a calculation table, which is generated, provides the quantities of reagents required, allowing the user to very quickly go from an idea to execution.

"Initiator+ Alstra is an extremely simple to use work horse which fills an important gap in the toolbox of the Peptide researcher. Its state of the art interface, simplicity of operation, speed, size and price are all optimized to match the increasing demands which Peptide Chemists are under today", say's Dr. Amit Mehrotra, Peptide Product Manager at Biotage. "This product is the result of customer input and demands and we are very excited to now be putting it into their hands".

For further information visit http://www.biotage.com or call:
In Europe: +46 18 56 57 10
In North America: (Toll Free) 1 800 446 4752
In Japan: +81 422 28 1233
Other areas, please call: +46 18 56 57 10.

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For further press information at Biotage please contact:
James Churchill
Marketing Communications
Biotage GB Limited
Distribution Way
Dyffryn Business Park
Ystrad Mynach
Hengoed, Wales CF82 7TS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1443 811 849
Mobile: +44(0)7875484778

About Biotage
Biotage offers solutions, knowledge and experience in the areas of analytical and medicinal chemistry. Customers include the world’s top pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as leading academic institutes. The company is headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden, with offices in China, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and a worldwide network of distributors. Biotage has 272 employees with sales of 428.9 MSEK in 2010. Biotage is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Stock Exchange. Website: http://www.biotage.com.

Second Annual Miss Pacific Beach Pageant Is About More Than Just Beauty

PB Millionaire's Event Focuses On Homeless Youth Project In San Diego.

San Diego, California, USA (September 25, 2012) -- The Second Annual Miss Pacific Beach Pageant, which will be held at PB Bar & Grill on Saturday September 29th, is expecting another big turnout. The brainchild of Jim Lawlor, locally known as the "PB Millionaire," was a huge success last year with a capacity turnout of over 400 people. In fact, the enthusiastic fans standing in line outside stretched around the block - some waiting for more than an hour to get in. (See video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ruv3JEaEK4)

The Grand Prize winner of the Miss Pacific Beach Pageant will receive $3,000, however, Lawlor plans to present a check beforehand for $3,000 to Photocharity, which helps the homeless youth here in San Diego. Jeffrey Sitcov, Chairman, will accept the check on behalf of his organization.

Lawlor is also the executive producer of the PB Reality Show which will be filming the behind-the-scenes action of the pageant. The show has been a tremendous success. Since the first episode was released last Spring, the show has gone viral - building up a cult-like following within the local community. In fact, the show's Facebook page has over 61,000 fans. (See Episode One here: http://youtu.be/CIJAIBrWYT4)

One of the duties of the newly crowned Miss Pacific Beach will be to promote Lawlor's various charitable causes. Her first order of business will be to attend the Photocharity walk on October 7th, only one week after the pageant.

Lawlor will be one of three judges that will choose the next Miss Pacific Beach. Contestants will be judged on three categories: a personal interview, a fashion show, and a bikini contest. "I think it's important to find someone that gets along well with all of our staff and represents us well throughout the community," said Lawlor.

The pageant begins at 8PM on Saturday, September 29th. PB Bar & Grill is located at 860 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109.

Contact: Victoria Smith / Tel: (858) 822-8693