Miss Cougar International to be crowned during International Cougar Week

San Rafael, CA, March 01, 2011 -- Contact: Tom Andrews, 415/507-9962

Miss Cougar International will be crowned during International Cougar Week, March 27 – April 2, 2011, at Hedonism II Resort & Spa at Negril Beach, Jamaica. Every cougar at the resort that week is eligible to compete, provided she is legally single, at least 35 years of age, and available to the news media for interviews. She will win a free week of her choice at Hedonism II (transportation not included).

Among the contestants will be:

- Amy Roberts, Miss Cougar America

- Alison Brown, Miss Cougar Canada

- Amy Luna Manderino, Miss Cougar California

- Amina Amador, Miss Cougar Miami

- Melanie Garrett, Miss Cougar Valentine

These cougar queens are available to the news media for interviews.

International Cougar Week is co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization, CougarEvents.com, Singles Travel Company, Chicagoland Cougars, Cougars n Cubs, Cougar International, Valerie Gibson (author of the best-selling Cougar: A Guide for Older Women Dating Younger Men), The Real Cougar Woman, Cougars Den, Cougar Cave, Cougared.com, and many other organizations. Additional parties throughout the world during International Cougar Week will be announced shortly. Anyone who wishes more information about cougar events worldwide may visit www.CougarEvents.com or call 415/507-9962. Anyone wishing more information about Hedonism II may visit www.hedonismresorts.com.

Rich Gosse
Society of Single Professionals
205 Mark Twain Avenue, San Rafael CA 94903
Tel: 415-507-9962

Biotage Introduces New SNAP XL Flash Purification Cartridges for Large Scale Separations

Uppsala, Sweden, March 01, 2011 -- Biotage® (STO: BIOT), a leading supplier of tools and technology for analytical and medicinal chemistry, announced 2 new additions to its SNAP XL family of cartridges for large scale and development purification. Released in both 750g and 1500g sizes, the new cartridges offer powerful solutions for reverse phase chromatography (KP-C18-HS) and also optimized silica for the separation of amines (KP-NH).

The 2 new cartridge sizes address a growing need for 100g+ scale purifications and offer chemists increased efficiency while reducing running costs. Additionally, the application of reverse phase flash chromatography and the separation of amines are growing trends in pharmaceutical drug development.

There is growing market demand for large scale flash purification cartridges and we have collaborated with key customers to focus our product development efforts on pressing needs of chemists working in this area.” says Sunil Rana, Biotage product manager for flash purification “With the introduction of these new cartridges, Biotage now offers a solution for practically every scale-up situation.”

Alongside the industry leading KP-Sil cartridges for normal phase chromatography, these new SNAP XL cartridges further compliment Biotage's portfolio of flash chromatography solutions which offer seamless scalability from milligrams to 100+ grams. The overall SNAP cartridge line offers the widest range of options covering the chemist’s needs from the routine to highly specialized or complex separations.

For more information on the Biotage SNAP XL flash purification cartridges, please email product_info@biotage.com or visit www.biotage.com


For further press information at Biotage please contact:
Rob Thompson
Director of Marketing Communications
10430 Harris Oaks Blvd., Suite C,
Charlotte, NC USA 28269
Tel: +1 704 654 4847
Fax: +1 704 654 4917

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