It has been 12 years since Stago has released a front line analyzer in an industry which dictates that research and development produce a replacement every 5 years based on the depreciation rates and consumer buying cycles.
The last front-line system produced by Stago was in the year 2000. Sure, Stago repackaged their Star, called it the evolution and finally upgraded the software to XP and added a couple of USB ports, but it still contains a floppy drive (Really? A floppy drive?)
Most Consumers have waited and are in fact on their 2nd and 3rd buying cycle - But most won't buy again.
So what is Stago's plan?
Introduce the Destiny and Destiny Max. The next generation Stago is not a Stago at all. Its a rehashed re-packaged purchased piece of equipment from Trinity. A product which never flew on its own, yet, Stago is putting all of its eggs in one basket here with this product. In fact, Stago is moving out all of their key dedicated personnel and bringing in the Trinity people who failed miserably in their 1st attempt at releasing this product. Those Stago personnel who are not being run off are seeking employment elsewhere. The writing is on the wall for those with any understanding of the medical devise industry and buying cycles.
But it's not just here in the States where this is happening. Even the french market is turning their backs on the Stago Apathy.
Break out the butter because Stago is toast.