What's going on at LIFE?

Synergies=Layoffs
coming B4 year end.

how do they profit from that

how do they profit from that pos ? They change it every other day, there are back orders, the specs change all the time, they give most away, it requires an army of support. Mind boggling how they can actually pull revenue from that pos.

SOLiD, it's not as bad as you

SOLiD, it's not as bad as you have heard

-the toadies and minions

sure......at least MiSeq

sure......at least MiSeq arrives.

MiSeq is DOA. Ion Torrent

MiSeq is DOA. Ion Torrent Rules!!

-the toadies and minions

You guys are such

You guys are such idiots.

-the toadies and minions

I got pregnant at the LIFE

I got pregnant at the LIFE sales meeting. I think I'll name my love child Bernd. He'll be such an amazing father-figure!

Hey, this sounds like the

Hey, this sounds like the kind of company I want to work for !!!!!!!

are u talking about the babes

are u talking about the babes (relatively speaking) from up north...

>>>Waiting for the age

>>>Waiting for the age discrimination lawsuit re the last round of layoffs<<<

Nah, it's too easy to protect against that now. You just pick a sufficient number of easily replaceable junior level people to satisfy whatever EEO formula is currently in vogue and give them the heave-ho too. Then you can lay off as many higher salaried senior people as it takes to force fit a budget that appears favorable to analysts and ensures Lucifer gets his bonus. Then go ahead and replace the spare parts.

Some of the higher level talent that got fired in the latest round just staggers belief. Nevermind that any company benefits beyond description from expertise, judgement and maturity of experienced people, they shyte-canned many people with a long proud history of significant contributions - the chemist who developed the big dyes and who conceived and pioneered what grew into Taqman???? She didn't deserve a lifetime of employment even if the money came directly from the allocation for Lucifer's bonus?

Of course, as always in an organization where people are disposable commodities and those who attain positions from which they can direct these decimations are there because of their political skills and connections, not their understanding of or contributions to the company's success - even more stunning in many cases are the sycophantic boobs who survived.

Now let's hear the contemptuous dismissal from all the little toadies and minions who are gratified by evidence that they are superior to all the losers out the door because they survived --- this time anyway.

Waiting for the age

Waiting for the age discrimination lawsuit re the last round of layoffs.

Free booze is necessary.

Free booze is necessary. Nobody could sell an Ion Torrent with a straight face if they were sober.

A lot of "bump'in and

A lot of "bump'in and grind'in" happening at the meeting in Orlando. Sex on wheels! Meeting is a waste of time but the bar antics and managerial behavior made it worth the flight!

I love my job - sales at LIFE is super cool!

It's the only way inside

It's the only way inside sales group can move up, through questionable activities... Cheap labor comes at another cost, young, too young employees not handling the free booze and really old managers... Who needs sexual tourism when you can just go to a Lifetech meeting.

There were some questionable

There were some questionable activities going on at the sales meeting. I thought HR was suppossed to handle the "situations" not be a part of them.....Liquor + Sales Meetings = questionable activities.

NO question about that PL is

NO question about that PL is class. BB my god, I can't believe it, is he related to GL ? Not by his partner I hope, the bimbo I saw at the prez club looked like it was inert and inflated.

I'd take PL over BB any day

I'd take PL over BB any day

Years ago GL said that it's

Years ago GL said that it's the head of HR that should be the person ready to take over as CEO in case of a private jet mishap.

obviously double BB woke up

obviously double BB woke up one day and said he wanted to be a CEO - since he only has sales experience Uncle greg put him into a line job to run a business...it's part of the succession planning Life takes to seriously...

because the people that make

because the people that make the decisions know nothing about the science. They will always buy the prettiest powerpoint.

sales meeting, they are

sales meeting, they are presenting on how they were stupid to pay 700 million for a me-too product vs miseq

Why do you say naive? Where

Why do you say naive? Where are they presenting?

I'm getting seriously ready

I'm getting seriously ready for the completely fake presentation on PGM... How could they have been so naive !

"you are all

"you are all dysfunctional"

You never had a breakfast meeting with him obviously.

you are all dysfunctional!!!

you are all dysfunctional!!!

This man eats human flesh for

This man eats human flesh for breakfast.

He will do just fine. He got

He will do just fine. He got someone who knew what thay were doing to write his talk, then fired that person so there was never any path back.Next time, well see above

Can't wait to see that sorry

Can't wait to see that sorry BB of a loser stand up and talk next this week in Orlando. Here is one thing you should see in all of our eyes as you stand up and speak about our results: YOUR SHAME !

...That is too funny! Bernd

...That is too funny! Bernd Brust running a Molecular Medicine business is absurd. Remind me why anyone would feel him qualified to run such an enterprise? It's a typical LIFE strategy, all style - no substance...

STYLE? are you kidding? He only thinks he has style. This guy is so full of himself. He thinks he is so sexy and that all the women want him (not!). BB, you're a glorified car salesman, nothing more. And if it weren't for GTL you'd probably be selling cars. Total ass

"No, some other initials. And

"No, some other initials. And JR seems to be the real deal so I won't begrudge him his success though the overpayment for IT is vast."

From what I have been told, from multiple sources, JR is quite the "character".

"BB, the new president of

"BB, the new president of Molecular Medicine?"

you have to be kidding me !

"BB, the new president of

"BB, the new president of Molecular Medicine?"

That is too funny! Bernd Brust running a Molecular Medicine business is absurd. Remind me why anyone would feel him qualified to run such an enterprise? It's a typical LIFE strategy, all style - no substance.

That the dandy with the Bow

That the dandy with the Bow tie?

BB, the new president of

BB, the new president of Molecular Medicine?

>>>Are you referring to MS or

>>>Are you referring to MS or JR?<<<

No, some other initials. And JR seems to be the real deal so I won't begrudge him his success though the overpayment for IT is vast.

Still not enough of substance

Still not enough of substance coming out if LIFE to know what IT will do. New sample prep process is pretty confusing. If you still need emulsion PCR after the 2 hours then it's still a long sample prep process. Also, how good is the actual data? ILMN have just made things interesting with their new machine - I wonder how the whole process will compare with IT?

""Lots of layoffs in R&D, who

""Lots of layoffs in R&D, who needs R&D when you can replace it with a 700M hype machine and a fake Doctor of molecular diagnostic."

http://pathogenomics.bham.ac.uk/blog/2010/12/ion-torrent-hype-cycle-stat...

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

So, does anyone think GL will make his money back on this one?

I'll bet Illumina didn't spend nearly that much to develop their anser to the PGM. Does anyone want to coment on the recent anouncements at JPM Conf?

"Well they hired one of the

"Well they hired one of the sleaziest snake oil salesmen in the genomics industry as "president and coo." That should tell you pretty much everything you need to know."

Are you referring to MS or JR?

2 hours from DNA to Library

2 hours from DNA to Library does not mean beads. You still need the EZ bead or a manual process. Library just means fragmented DNA with adaptors ligated. A process under 2 hours is nothing new:
http://www.epibio.com/nextera/nextera.asp

"LIFE execs and directors are

"LIFE execs and directors are idiots"

Can't be, have you seen their paychecks?

LIFE execs and directors are

LIFE execs and directors are idiots

Life posted a position for an

Life posted a position for an executive speech writer...

too funny - can the executives not write their own speeches from their 19 words of neanderthal dialect (thought-leadership, synergies, socialize, improve the human condition, pricing excellence, and so on...)

So what's the deal with the

So what's the deal with the new sample prep they announced today. "2 hours from DNA to library" Does this mean the EZ bead product isn't needed any more, or is there something that they are not telling us?

At least until the executive

At least until the executive suite cashes in all their earnouts. We'll see if the facade starts to crumble after Carlsbad gets their hands on it.

so it will be a rampant

so it will be a rampant success then.

Well they hired one of the

Well they hired one of the sleaziest snake oil salesmen in the genomics industry as "president and coo." That should tell you pretty much everything you need to know.

Just get yourself data from a

Just get yourself data from a 454 run. Throw away 90% of the reads. Then, for the remaining reads, throw away the first (best) 80% of the sequence. There you go. You have yourself some IT data.

if u believe in propaganda,

if u believe in propaganda, it works great!

only in their own

only in their own powerpoints.

Anyone got any practical

Anyone got any practical experience of the ion torrent machine, leaving aside the tedious stream of self promotion?

Looks like some managers will

Looks like some managers will need to work on sales other than large sequencing order. It also took 2 years for M 'kool aid girl' C to figure out we didn't want to fight against our own reps for real time pcr consumables... Nobel prize winning decision I tell ya... If you could only listen to your reps once and for all... Now if you could only get that wasteland group of gene ex App 'scientits' off our arses, we could spend less time explaining 20 useless staff what to do with their time or what a Taqman assay is.

Finally, ditch that Attune POS (how many crapboxes have we sold ?) and go back to the drawing board with Open Array (or stop lying about it) and you got yourself a decent set up.

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