Bio-Rad LSG: Why doesn't anyone here talk about it?

Have they become that irrelevant in the industry, or are they that perfect?

PCR and blood transfusion?

PCR and blood transfusion? Huh?

I hear Biorad are selling off

I hear Biorad are selling off PCR and blood transfusion. Anybody any info?

The mass migration out of

The mass migration out of Biorad has been on the go for years.

"So has the rumored mass

"So has the rumored mass migration out of biorad LSG begun yet?"

Think about it.......where would they go ? Not many places to go to. No greener pastures around.

RLA?

RLA?

So has the rumored mass

So has the rumored mass migration out of biorad LSG begun yet?

BR has no goodwill. Their

BR has no goodwill. Their model is based on " we are cheaper- and almost the same" model.

I suppose Life can ride a

I suppose Life can ride a reputation built by ABI years ago but goodwill runs out when people realize you don't do anything anymore and half the employees desperately want out.

Bio-Rad has far more R&D than

Bio-Rad has far more R&D than Life these days

But Life is more relevant and more respected by customers, so why waste money in R&D?

"Can anyone imagine the terms

"Can anyone imagine the terms 'R&D' and 'Bio-Rad' in the same sentence?"

You are right.....mistake is mine !

Face it, Bio-Rad will

Face it, Bio-Rad will eventually get bought. It's just a matter of time.
As a previous poster pointed out, their M&A skills are atrocious, especially on the LSG side. No ROI from any of the acquisitions.
Many people who work there are either incompetent (e.g. North America VP of sales), evil biatches (e.g. RLA) or horndogs (e.g. VP of LSG).
Many people are also good, hard-working folks who get abused by the former three categories.

have a look to all that M&A

have a look to all that M&A the last 5-7 years what a waste of money......good move in some areas.... but unable to get the horse powers on the road.....

Bio-Rad has far more R&D than

Bio-Rad has far more R&D than Life these days

'Seriously ?? After so many

'Seriously ?? After so many years of R&D, M&A........its all about the Prime PCR??
And then their seriously flawed integrity policies and dealer/distributor enabled kick-backs.'

Can anyone imagine the terms 'R&D' and 'Bio-Rad' in the same sentence?

Seriously ?? After so many

Seriously ?? After so many years of R&D, M&A........its all about the Prime PCR??
And then their seriously flawed integrity policies and dealer/distributor enabled kick-backs.

I'm ambivalent to this view.

I'm ambivalent to this view.

'A company with a whole

'A company with a whole catalog of "me too" products, copy-cat technologies and electrophoresis can only last so long. One of the most in-bred companies in biotech.....'

Haters need to stop. Biorad now has prime pcr to separate it from everyone else

A company with a whole

A company with a whole catalog of "me too" products, copy-cat technologies and electrophoresis can only last so long. One of the most in-bred companies in biotech.....

I concur with this view

I concur with this view

They are selling a whole lot

They are selling a whole lot more of those systems than Raindance and Life.

so how is that QuantaLife

so how is that QuantaLife acquisition working out?

I'm OK with this view.

I'm OK with this view.

Just got back from the LT

Just got back from the LT board, what a sad state of affairs. This is what happens when your CEO is a megalomaniac. Very sad.

I disagree with this view.

I disagree with this view.

I agree with this view.

I agree with this view.

I'm not so sure that they are

I'm not so sure that they are selling because they "can". They might be selling because the bottom has dropped out of the life science market and large players who have bought millions in sales though billions in acquisitions have little choice. I have not looked at Life's financials closely... but is this a possibility?

One thing is for sure... those poor Life employees are going to see a hell that I wouldn't wish on anyone.

Idiot, a sale of large

Idiot, a sale of large industry player will always generate interest. Ask yourself why these greedy bastards are selling dimwit.

Yes, 'large industry player' is the operative phrase here. The 'greedy bastards' are selling because they can, and can profit handsomely due to the relevance Life has in the industry. Bio-Rad could only dream to have as many potential suitors wanting to line up to buy it (we're assuming Mr. S isn't quietly shopping offers, of course).

"Even Life on the sale block

"Even Life on the sale block gets more discussion"

Hmmm.... a huge company is likely to slowly and deliberately dismantled and sold of in bits and pieces vs. a company where not a whole lot appears to be going on? That is like being dumbfounded that traffic is slowed to see a bloody car accident and not paying attention to a person changing their tire. wow.

Idiot, a sale of large

Idiot, a sale of large industry player will always generate interest. Ask yourself why these greedy bastards are selling dimwit.

So how is prime pcr

So how is prime pcr doing....?

No one talks about them

No one talks about them because they're irrelevant; Even Life on the sale block gets more disucssion

They are perfect! It's my

They are perfect! It's my opinion!
http://greenavis.com/

I am still trying to work out

I am still trying to work out why it is that when employees defend the company, it is an indication that the company is in trouble.

Such is the wisdom of a WBBA, too smart for me

Scathing reply: We are not

Scathing reply: We are not worried at all. Now, can we get back to underwear? Yes, we will miss you WBBA

Does anyone else miss them? I

Does anyone else miss them?
I was just starting to like him (or her I guess).

I'm not a troll. Clearly hit

I'm not a troll.
Clearly hit a nerve here though.
Obviously a lot of worried people at Biorad.

Anyway

I apologize.
this will be my last post.
I wont even look at 'your' scathing replies.

FYI
I really wouldn't like to see anyone lose their job and I really do wish you all the best of luck.

regards

Business Analyst (international biotech)

If a troll pretending to be

If a troll pretending to be an analyst can so accurately nail the BR situation down to the point that it riles up the BR drones to respond, imagine how much more dire the situation looks to real analysts.

I also thought underwear was

I also thought underwear was overrated

I think that BR is winning,

I think that BR is winning, and has won for a long time. WBBA is sitting in his underwear posting crap. Life Tech and GE employees are soiling themselves. While I am out there making a very good living and having fun helping my customers, I also like my colleagues and management (even if they are big useless dummies). Come join the party, underwear optional.

"I'm not sure who is winding

"I'm not sure who is winding who up here.
He posts one comment and there is tirade of Biorad employees responding.

Looks like he's winning to me."

With loyalty like that, Biorad is winning

"Yeah, maybe so, but it is

"Yeah, maybe so, but it is fun winding this guy up."

I'm not sure who is winding who up here.
He posts one comment and there is tirade of Biorad employees responding.

Looks like he's winning to me.

"I'm guessing your a fucking

"I'm guessing your a fucking idiot."

Yeah, maybe so, but it is fun winding this guy up.

Oh, and I can spell "you're"....

"Perhaps you should realize

"Perhaps you should realize I'm a Business Analyst who specializes in Biotech companies throughout the world."

interesting, what would you say about the clinical business division of Biorad? Lets see if you can deliver :-)

"Perhaps you should realize

"Perhaps you should realize I'm a Business Analyst who specializes in Biotech companies throughout the world."

Again.... why are you on THIS site looking for anything of business value? There is little here but people in low positions complaining about their jobs, bosses and company (usually all three at once). I browse this site purely for entertainment. Would I hope to find anything of use for business -- absolutely not.

Sir, you are either not a business analyst or one that is not looking in the right place for information. What have you found here about Bio-Rad on which you could base sound advice to your audience? That there are unhappy employees? They are in every company.

"I googled "World Biotech

"I googled "World Biotech Business Analyst". There was not one hit."

It's not a job title you buffoon.

Perhaps you should realize I'm a Business Analyst who specializes in Biotech companies throughout the world.

You sir clearly are a Biorad employee.

"I'm guessing this is a name

"I'm guessing this is a name you coined for yourself. Makes you feel important......"

I'm guessing your a fucking idiot.

I googled "World Biotech

I googled "World Biotech Business Analyst". There was not one hit.

I'm guessing this is a name you coined for yourself. Makes you feel important......

Hello Mr. World Biotech

Hello Mr. World Biotech Business Analyst. This is what you still don't get pal (may I call you pal Mr. WBBA?). We DO NOT give a flying shit what you and your pimple faced analyst friends think. We are running a good business and having fun doing it.

If you want to use your magical world biotech business analysis skills, go to the Life Tech board. There you can analyse what will happen to the poor suckers who will get sacked, after Life gets chopped and sold for parts, while Sr. Managers walk away with millions.

"I'm actually a world biotech

"I'm actually a world biotech business analyst. Oh and I get paid extremely large sums of money by using my "big mouth" to "share with so many" my insights."

Why on earth would you come to this site for information for anything to do with the analysis of businesses? It is nearly exclusively fueled by the anger and resentment of unhappy current and former employees. If you rely on this site for proper analysis of any business, god help you.

There is the (worst kept

There is the (worst kept secret) New Generation Chromatography system in the catalogue but no blockbusters

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