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Acorn Corporate Management – CellFactors

Monday, 17 March 2003

Aim: Growth by investing in the development of Skeletex and NeuCell

Minimum investment: Lump sum £2,000

Opening/closing date: March 12, 2003/April 4, 2003 for 2002/2003 tax year, April 30, 2003 for 2003/2004 tax year

Charges: None

Commission: Initial up to 3%

Tel: 0870 1225420


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