What's going on at LIFE?

Synergies=Layoffs
coming B4 year end.

I'm surprised anyone still

I'm surprised anyone still has a 310.

What is the mood in FC? and

What is the mood in FC? and what is mfg in pleasanton and hayward?

I know the mood in Foster

I know the mood in Foster City. What is the mood in Hayward and Pleasanton?

Oh yeah? And why should I do

Oh yeah? And why should I do it? My Mac is working just fine!! Can't you ABI guys find another way to make money but to f*** up your on costumers? You won't last long.....

Ask Apple if they can support your Mac...guess what they will tell you..BTW there are much better ways to make money than selling upgrades to 310 Mac customers.

"Yes...upgrade your 310 to

"Yes...upgrade your 310 to the PC Version...should be possible, or not ? 3130 will be supported for the next 10 years, even if discontinued."

Oh yeah? And why should I do it? My Mac is working just fine!! Can't you ABI guys find another way to make money but to f*** up your on costumers? You won't last long.....

"I was just informed that ABI

"I was just informed that ABI will not support 310's with MAC anymore, not even allowing service contracts. This is a way to force you to upgrade. They will also discontinue the 3130 to force you to buy the 3500, which will force you to use their regents.

Any toughts?"

Yes...upgrade your 310 to the PC Version...should be possible, or not ? 3130 will be supported for the next 10 years, even if discontinued.

"I was just informed that ABI

"I was just informed that ABI will not support 310's with MAC anymore, not even allowing service contracts. This is a way to force you to upgrade. They will also discontinue the 3130 to force you to buy the 3500, which will force you to use their regents.

Any toughts?"

Speak with Certified Scientific instruments, in CA (or AMEBioscience, if you're in Europe). They are pro's, most of them are ex-ABI and they will help you on this

Speak with Certified

Speak with Certified Scientific instruments, in CA (or AMEBioscience, if you're in Europe). They are pro's, most of them are ex-ABI and they will help you on this

Don't forget the RFID in the

Don't forget the RFID in the reagents. That obvious customer-fuck will last about 0.02 seconds before some smart grad student hacks it.

I was just informed that ABI

I was just informed that ABI will not support 310's with MAC anymore, not even allowing service contracts. This is a way to force you to upgrade. They will also discontinue the 3130 to force you to buy the 3500, which will force you to use their regents.

Any toughts?

Expect more and more of this, as the "synergies" are rolled out. Look back at how well the Vector NTI upgrade was handled. It's all about the money, and nothing to do with satisfying customers.

I was just informed that ABI

I was just informed that ABI will not support 310's with MAC anymore, not even allowing service contracts. This is a way to force you to upgrade. They will also discontinue the 3130 to force you to buy the 3500, which will force you to use their regents.

Any toughts?

where are the largest

where are the largest operations of legacy IVGN and AB located? How many already closed?

Most people are running for

Most people are running for they're live's

Most people are running for

Most people are running for they're live's

FC & HW shut down by year

FC & HW shut down by year end?

"Hayward is done for. Google

"Hayward is done for. Google the Frederick News Post you will find.
Pleasanton not sure. Murky is the picture of future thing."
Just did. Life is expanding like crazy there and CSO BP is from Frederick!

Hayward is done for. Google

Hayward is done for. Google the Frederick News Post you will find.
Pleasanton not sure. Murky is the picture of future thing.

"TR and CZ were discussing

"TR and CZ were discussing this a few weeks back. IT in FC shall be no more. FC will be shutdown."

Looks like Pleasanton and Hayward will follow afterwards?

TR and CZ were discussing

TR and CZ were discussing this a few weeks back. IT in FC shall be no more. FC will be shutdown.

Read the press, all these IT

Read the press, all these IT layoffs could be nothing more than some restructuring and the sell off of LIMS.

>>They are slowly getting rid

>>They are slowly getting rid of the IT department across the board; all support will be handed over to SAIC. They will keep the “CIO” and a few others so that they can claim to have internal support, for what that’s worth.

Looks like FC is going fast.

>>They are slowly getting rid

>>They are slowly getting rid of the IT department across the board; all support will be handed over to SAIC. They will keep the “CIO” and a few others so that they can claim to have internal support, for what that’s worth.

Looks like FC is going fast.

They are slowly getting rid

They are slowly getting rid of the IT department across the board; all support will be handed over to SAIC. They will keep the “CIO” and a few others so that they can claim to have internal support, for what that’s worth.

What and when will happen to European IT

>>They are slowly getting rid

>>They are slowly getting rid of the IT department across the board; all support will be handed over to SAIC. They will keep the “CIO” and a few others so that they can claim to have internal support, for what that’s worth.

When will the consultants get the boot?

> Mark W? I think the post is

> Mark W?

I think the post is referring to MA not MW.

Mark W?

Mark W?

I have to applaud LIFE. The

I have to applaud LIFE. The data cooker felt the heat and got out but his new employer is onto his past and the sleaze ball department head with the cooked resume has been forced out. it looks to me as if the High Performance Team thing actually worked this time around. Now they just need to get counseling for the perpetually angry one and I guess car wash boy will have to do Johan's car instead of Marks's.

Herd the Big guy JO OAK(the

Herd the Big guy JO OAK(the one who waz going to revolutionize the oligo biz) has been shown the lew (the door). 2 million dollars down the drain. At least LIFE has seen how much he drained AB with no results. This is one GL decision that is awesome.

The old english guy working on noise if this is true then great decision

Herd the Big guy JO OAK(the

Herd the Big guy JO OAK(the one who waz going to revolutionize the oligo biz) has been shown the lew (the door). 2 million dollars down the drain. At least LIFE has seen how much he drained AB with no results. This is one GL decision that is awesome.

Fredrick is here to stay.

Fredrick is here to stay. Unlike all of the legacy AB sites.

The money from those grants

The money from those grants amount to very little. A microb in a pietri dish. Life will expand where it is stragetically benificial.

Frederick is a strategically important site and will become more important the money just makes things easier not change them

"The money from those grants

"The money from those grants amount to very little."
True, very true. Money isn't everything though, and LIFE inherited some bad karma from IVGN's past dealings at this location.

"Will LIFE then force their

"Will LIFE then force their own hand and refuse these grants, if granted? Hm."

The money from those grants amount to very little. A microb in a pietri dish. Life will expand where it is stragetically benificial.

"Will LIFE then force their

"Will LIFE then force their own hand and refuse these grants, if granted? Hm."

The money from those grants amount to very little. A microb in a pietri dish. Life will expand where it is stragetically benificial.

Will LIFE then force their

Will LIFE then force their own hand and refuse these grants, if granted? Hm.

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?StoryID=91541

"For the $25,000 grant, Life Technologies would have to spend at least $7 million on capital improvements at the Frederick location and generate 50 new jobs by June 30, 2010.

"The company needs the money to be eligible for a $250,000 grant from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.
--
"Both grants require the company to spend at least $7 million in capital improvements in its global data center and cell systems division.

"They also require that the company maintain its 271 positions and add 50 new positions paid an hourly rate of at least 150 percent of the federal minimum wage.
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"Laurie Boyer, director of the Frederick County Office of Economic Development, estimates that the county would get about $348,500 in local income taxes annually from the 271 existing employees and an additional $412,920 for the new employees, assuming that the average salary was $75,000 and 58 percent of the workers lived in Frederick County.

"Of course I haven't a clue -

"Of course I haven't a clue - that is why I asked. Do you think they will consolidate in legact AB or IVGN? I know yhe obvious answer is IVGN but could it be possible that for once it gets done properly?"

From what has been observed so far, there is a extreme chance that it will not be done properly. The approach is "maximize profit" driven which is not the best solution. INGN is swallowing AB and it has to reduce the size in all areas because AB is (was)the bigger fish. A minnow can swallow a whale if it cuts it into enough pieces. AB production sites will have their product lines moved and their property sold.

Asking that question shows

Asking that question shows that you have no clue! Corporate merger 101. First, the Sales, support and adminastrative people get eliminated. This is still happening. Second, consolidating products, plants and manufacturing. This has already been planned and will be the next step. It will happen "soon" as soon as they can do it.

Of course I haven't a clue - that is why I asked. Do you think they will consolidate in legact AB or IVGN? I know yhe obvious answer is IVGN but could it be possible that for once it gets done properly?

"Don't care about IT. they've

"Don't care about IT. they've been rubbish for to long for anyone to be sympathetic. Are production people going to be hit any time soon?"

Asking that question shows that you have no clue! Corporate merger 101. First, the Sales, support and adminastrative people get eliminated. This is still happening. Second, consolidating products, plants and manufacturing. This has already been planned and will be the next step. It will happen "soon" as soon as they can do it.

Don't forget the project

Don't forget the project managers. No more internal IT projects.

Don't care about IT. they've

Don't care about IT. they've been rubbish for to long for anyone to be sympathetic. Are production people going to be hit any time soon?

"They are slowly getting rid

"They are slowly getting rid of the IT department across the board; all support will be handed over to SAIC. They will keep the “CIO” and a few others so that they can claim to have internal support, for what that’s worth."

Wow! That is a huge number of global FTE's, consultants and business analysts. Looks like they can appy for their job at:
http://www.saic.com/it/enterprise/

They are slowly getting rid

They are slowly getting rid of the IT department across the board; all support will be handed over to SAIC. They will keep the “CIO” and a few others so that they can claim to have internal support, for what that’s worth.

Life is hiring many

Life is hiring many marketing, customer service, PMO, scientists at Grand Island NY.

Primer manufacture where?

Primer manufacture where?

any other groups in frederick

any other groups in frederick getting hit

"IT and primer

"IT and primer mfg"
Worldwide?

IT and primer mfg

IT and primer mfg

what about Frederick

what about Frederick layoffs?

who in HR got let go?

who in HR got let go?

What has happened in HR seems

What has happened in HR seems like a few have quietly gone away about time

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