What's going on at LIFE?

Synergies=Layoffs
coming B4 year end.

"BRUSSELS, Nov 26 (Reuters) -

"BRUSSELS, Nov 26 (Reuters) - European Union antitrustregulators cleared on Tuesday Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc's proposed $13.6 billion takeover of Life TechnologiesCorp, after the U.S. company agreed to sell three unitsto ease competition concerns.

The deal would make Thermo, the world's largest maker ofscientific and laboratory equipment, one of the top twocompanies in genetic testing.

The European Commission said in a statement that ThermoFisher will divest businesses producing and supplying media andsera for cell culture, gene silencing products and polymer-basedmagnetic beads.

Media and sera are liquids used to supply nutrients tohuman, animal, insect and plant cells growing in vitro."

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Be ready when you come back after holidays. Something smells fishy.!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Be ready when you come back after holidays. Something smells fishy.!

Yeah ok, we get it. You don't

Yeah ok, we get it. You don't like SK and you do like Madonna. We're all very impressed. Now move along.

SHIThartha, Uh, this is not a

SHIThartha, Uh, this is not a love song.
What excites you? What turns you on? What makes you feel good? Does it make you feel good to see me cry? I think it does That's why it's time to say goodbye Bye bye

Bye bye SHIThartha bye bye! It's your turn to cry.

Is that bully gone?

Is that bully gone?

What happened to Siddhartha?

What happened to Siddhartha? Is he leaving or was he asked to? Wasn't he going to be a new exec at Thermo?

SHIThartha, or Shitfartha,

SHIThartha, or Shitfartha, BYE BYE baby bye bye, it's your turn to cry, it is time to say good bye, so say GOOD BYE!

Sure they do. I have

Sure they do. I have vacation and am working at Walmart. Not the best place but sure is better than that Pit aka Life Technologies

"Walmart never force people

"Walmart never force people to take vacations to reduce liability on the books"
That's because Walmart doesn't give people paid vacation.

Walmart never laid off

Walmart never laid off workers at Christmas or Thanksgiving.
Walmart never force people to take vacations to reduce liability on the books.
Walmart pays better.

"Someone hijacked this

"Someone hijacked this thread! This board is for bitter ex-employees who were laid off and have no life only.
No constructive comments or half truth rumours allowed.

Mark in MD"

Oh I didnt know you were laid off Mark.

"what a bunch of babies!

"what a bunch of babies! walmart is hiring oh wait, even they don't want you losers!"

You're right, even Walmart has standards, they pay better too.

what a bunch of babies!

what a bunch of babies! walmart is hiring oh wait, even they don't want you losers!

Bedford?

Bedford?

life is cutting most new

life is cutting most new England jobs very soon

and don't forget the BS

and don't forget the BS stretch routines.

I'd say writing people up for

I'd say writing people up for not having work supplies etc. placed within taped off areas is pretty stupid. You and the supervisors piss and moan about getting all shipments out on time yet you want us to "lollygag" around with this shit?

"Explain to me why do you

"Explain to me why do you think this project is an abject failure?

Mark."

let c, confined work space, ergonomic issues, noises, SeeOtwo, poor morale, need i say more.

Changing things on a whim IS

Changing things on a whim IS a legitimate complaint I'd think. I actually believe the supervisors and directors set things in motion for their employees to fail. You probably get some sort of cheap thrill out of it as well.

Really thought you had

Really thought you had legitimate reasons. The failure is in your inability to grasp the big picture.

"Explain to me why do you

"Explain to me why do you think this project is an abject failure?

Mark."

I could go into why at great lengths but I'm quite inebriated at the present. But main fact is you all (managers/directors) are not consistant in moving these projects forward. Next week or perhaps a month from now you'll go off on another tangent for another project thats the total opposite of this one and have most of your staff confused.

Explain to me why do you

Explain to me why do you think this project is an abject failure?

Mark.

By the way, Mark it's nice to

By the way, Mark it's nice to see your Project Retard is such an abject failure but we all take comfort that it, like you will be as extinct as Frederick Distribution soon enough.--DB

"Someone hijacked this

"Someone hijacked this thread! This board is for bitter ex-employees who were laid off and have no life only.
No constructive comments or half truth rumours allowed.

Mark in MD"

Wrong Mark, I still work for your stupid ass.--DB Guess who dumbass!

I hope PACB. Get bought. I

I hope PACB. Get bought. I got a lot of calls contracts.

They will buy pacbio if it

They will buy pacbio if it delivers on the diagnostic applications they are developing. Also, the market potential for that product will be determined by that happening.

There is only so much need to resequence genomes with longer readlengths and the illumina platforms are developing improvments to their protocols which can also offer further flexibility. Also Illumina will not just hang up their coat in the face of a little pressure.

"The gap in the market is for a platform which is more well suited to healthcare and diagnostics, both in terms of the simplicity of use and the accuracy of base calling. Fast reliable sample to answer workflow with a low incidence of false results and a reduced need for bioinformatics through diagnostic software modules. Many diagnostic labs still use capillary sequencing because of readlength, clearcut data, ease of validation and because it is the gold standard.

Patient care takes president over everything in this arena and the illumina platforms, from a historical context do not fullfil the criteria. Do they have the potential to? yes. But in order to acheive that there are a vast amount of things that need to be done. i think pacbio is closer to delivering, but is it a viable company? no. It could never deliver the support required for this kind of setting. It is way to small and lacks the resource. It is also massively in debt.

Roche will supply the machines free and tie healthcare services into reagents and service supply, all costed out and sewn up."

I bet you this does happen, so you are wrong.

Someone hijacked this thread!

Someone hijacked this thread! This board is for bitter ex-employees who were laid off and have no life only.
No constructive comments or half truth rumours allowed.

Mark in MD

Ok.... But I heard Thermo was

Ok.... But I heard Thermo was in talks with VWR and Danaher about spinning out Fisher and the Lifetech reagents into the new 'Van Der Fish-Wife Corporation', customer service is to be split between india and a new head quarters in sierra leone. Its going to be like slumdog and blood diamond. If you dare order, you have to pay up-front and there are no garuntees you will escape the shit-pile of administration or ever receive what you pay for. They will only accept credit card payments by fax or armed quadbike courier, with a signed copy of your passport. What you can be sure of is a reduction in headcount and various secret dealings of VDFWC to attain procurement service contracts by blackmail, laundering and deception.

Heard VWR is in talks with

Heard VWR is in talks with Thermo to sell life tech in Europe.

Its the same person. i

Its the same person. i invented grandpa thermo. If you think about it the parody works quite well and its deserved.

Thank you. Thank you so much

Thank you. Thank you so much for posting a well thought out comment. It may or may not be on the ball, but it actually addressed a substantive issue and did so without having to resort to hurling invective and insults. Take note, folks. It's comments like this that make this message board worth reading.

They will buy pacbio if it

They will buy pacbio if it delivers on the diagnostic applications they are developing. Also, the market potential for that product will be determined by that happening.

There is only so much need to resequence genomes with longer readlengths and the illumina platforms are developing improvments to their protocols which can also offer further flexibility. Also Illumina will not just hang up their coat in the face of a little pressure.

The gap in the market is for a platform which is more well suited to healthcare and diagnostics, both in terms of the simplicity of use and the accuracy of base calling. Fast reliable sample to answer workflow with a low incidence of false results and a reduced need for bioinformatics through diagnostic software modules. Many diagnostic labs still use capillary sequencing because of readlength, clearcut data, ease of validation and because it is the gold standard.

Patient care takes president over everything in this arena and the illumina platforms, from a historical context do not fullfil the criteria. Do they have the potential to? yes. But in order to acheive that there are a vast amount of things that need to be done. i think pacbio is closer to delivering, but is it a viable company? no. It could never deliver the support required for this kind of setting. It is way to small and lacks the resource. It is also massively in debt.

Roche will supply the machines free and tie healthcare services into reagents and service supply, all costed out and sewn up.

PAC bio was not bought by

PAC bio was not bought by Roche. They are collaborating.

"Instruments going to Thermo

"Instruments going to Thermo rest stays with Life... Instrument babies will find new homes.

Fredrick is done. May 1st..."

Glad to hear it, only downside how will all those buildings at the Frederick campus be deloused enough for a real company to move in.

Instruments going to Thermo

Instruments going to Thermo rest stays with Life... Instrument babies will find new homes.

Fredrick is done. May 1st...

I stand corrected then.LOL

I stand corrected then.LOL

"There is no "company

"There is no "company Thanksgiving pot luck
Maybe not in your dept. but our dept. has one every year."
Then it's not a company pot luck, it's a departmental pot luck.

Grandad thermo is gonna take

Grandad thermo is gonna take it out onto the patio and milk its dntp-titties until its dead.

"There is no "company

"There is no "company Thanksgiving pot luck""

Maybe not in your dept. but our dept. has one every year. Employees bring in whatever slop they manage to cook and we all sit together and eat while stabbing each other in the back.

Ion torrent has not got good

Ion torrent has not got good enough diagnostic potential. It hasnt got the roche quality or price tag.

So what is TMO going to do with ION .. pour more money into it?

Ion torrent has not got good

Ion torrent has not got good enough diagnostic potential. It hasnt got the roche quality or price tag.

I thought Ion was the diagnostic sequencer of the future, cheap easy to run, Ampliseq is awesome. Why would Roche not want to acquire this division? They were in the bidding for all of LIFE to get Ion a few months ago. PAC Bio was acquired for not much money but the sequencer is a POS, not even remotely ready for prime time. Roche has money to burn to pick up another sequencing technology that might work before everyone in this space has their market bottled up by ILMN.

Rank and file (read...those

Rank and file (read...those that know their ass from a hole in the ground) are embarrassed by the PacBio acquisition. Who's the bozo heading up Bus Dev in Basel? (probably someone who was running a sub and this was his next career step, god forbid he have any industry knowledge)

Yes its true. Pac Bio

Yes its true. Pac Bio Roche.
Ion torrent has not got good enough diagnostic potential. It hasnt got the roche quality or price tag.

There is no "company

There is no "company Thanksgiving pot luck"

Roche and Pacific Biosciences

Roche and Pacific Biosciences are working together to develop sequencer. This was made public a few months ago.

Roche has completely pulled

Roche has completely pulled the plug on 454. Is this just a way of clearing the decks to make room for the Ion torrent purchase that will happen when TMO begins its integration and starts divesting money loosing divisions?

"I hope you all die of

"I hope you all die of dysentery and shit to death. LOL!!!!"

Wait until the company Thanksgiving pot luck lunch, there will be plenty of shitting afterwards I guarantee it.

I hope you all die of

I hope you all die of dysentery and shit to death. LOL!!!!

What does that mean?a

What does that mean?a

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