coming B4 year end.
Those in charge have never been good at integration. Some great ideas and great people have been lost during the mergers and integration phases, often leaving useful IP to languish in someone's filing cabinet, never to be seen again. Whether it is Zymed, Caltag, the various pieces of BioSource, and the fact that the old Probes is a pain in the ass to work with, the direction is clear. Diagnostics, clinically-oriented products, kits are the way to go for them. Keep the scientists who don't question what is happening, keep the ones who have nowhere to go, keep the ones who are the "team players" (i.e., those with little ambition to push the envelope). Goodbye to innovation.
To consolidate and integrate take time. The obvious "quickies" were in Dec 2008. Q1 - IT and logistics, Q3-Q4 will see massive layoffs depending on the sites that will be closing. These are WAGs and not substantiated by any facts.
Some people do know. Just not anyone that is going to say anything here...
No one knows
Is there any confirmation on the March Layoffs?
Zymed and Caltag facilities are long gone. Invitrogen's defunct "Antibody Center of Excellence" in the Bay Area. GIBCO?? They'd move Carlsbad to Eugene before attempting to relocate what is in Grand Island. I could see Camarillo being shut down...
Problem with these "reports" is that LIFE is contemplating so many things that will never come to fruition and things will "happen" that LIFE contemplates for about 43 seconds before implementing.
Could be BioSource, Ambion, Gibco, the new stem cell company, Zymed, Caltag.....
Why are you so sure it is Madison?
"Invitrogen, now known as Life Technologies following last year’s merger with another biosciences firm, is looking at the possibility of adding a 140,000-square-foot building at its campus in west Eugene."
Well if that doesn't confirm the closure of Madison then I don't know what does.
I heard the new building was going to be a bigger bus repair facility.
"Madison is not closing. HLA will stay there."
HLA is in Brown Deer, wanker!
So have there been any other major layoffs since December? I haven't heard anything internally or externally.
You are crazy! I am not crazy! I love LIFE or ABI or whatever!
Check this person's IP.
You are crazy! Please do not put yourself through this. I work here and I hate it!
Its not all doom and gloom. I have a chance of new position at ABI. Will I take it? You bet.
Madison is not closing. HLA will stay there.
That is definitely true. Madison is closing. Eugene is not.
Invitrogen considers expansion in Eugene
By Sherri Buri McDonald
Published: Jan 22, 2009 03:23PM
News Updates: Story
Invitrogen, now known as Life Technologies following last year’s merger with another biosciences firm, is looking at the possibility of adding a 140,000-square-foot building at its campus in west Eugene.
The building would house labs, administrative offices, and a central receiving and shipping area, and it would be located east of the most recently constructed building at the site, according to a memo the company’s architecture firm filed with the city earlier this month.
Back in October, Invitrogen spokeswoman Revelle Bailey confirmed that the company was “considering expansion plans in Eugene,” but provided no further details.
On Thursday, she declined again to share any details, such as proposed cost, a construction time line, or whether additional hiring would accompany an expansion. The company has about 300 employees in Eugene.
Life Technologies is the new corporation created through the recent merger of Invitrogen and Applied Biosystems. Life Technologies describes itself as a global biotechnology tools company dedicated to improving the human condition. It is based in Carlsbad, Calif. Read more in Friday’s Register-Guard.
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That is incorrect.
Rumor has it that Madison will be closed by the end of the year, projects etc will be split between Eugene and Carlsbad. NPIs have already been drastically cut for MSN.
Maybe it has not been moved to China becuase China produces CRAPPPPPPPPPPPPP. Can we please try and support the US for a change and not look to save every penny at the expense of quality and our economy.
GL will have to look at the books. I really wonder why alot of the manufacturing hasn't been moved to China. The current mantra of people in these positions is to turn on blinders and pretend that it won't happen to them and attack anybody that questions why they are being herded into the showers.
The bottom line to survival is that you have to have the education and be willing to continue to learn. There's definitely been alot of smoke and mirrors in the last few years in this industry. And one has to associate with their own kind rather than accepting a position below them as the ingrained culture will always feel threatened.
There's been some good people out in Foster City and in Austin over the years. Unfortunately, there's people who have survived on the basis of being obsequious boot licks as well. In this current economic situation, the person with the brain on his/her shoulders will have the wits to work through this scenario. The brown nose, poorly educated, or plain fictitious, runs the risk of exposure with dwindling lifeboats to cling to.
I love my new F430 by the way.
When is the next round of layoffs? Everyone knows they are coming.
Yup! been warned, but don't care . Too much at stake.
No one who knows anything is going to post it here. They've been warned to keep quiet.
LIFE is closing multiple ABI sites around the country. The synergies number as published to Wall Street implies more consolidation to come and guess what more layoffs! Anyone who is in the know would post here on this board, but we all know that these days will come sooner or later. Sooner is more like it.
Thats just common sense, if you have real info please share it if its just a friend of my wifes brothers school teachers window cleaner, please shut the ****up. We don,t expect hard facts here but genuine rumours are always welcome. Please guys play the game.
The writing is on the wall for any duplicated positions, satellite office locations or business that they want to cash out.
LIFE is divesting a few of their businesses.
'Something' is bound to happen. What people who post on here want to know is how it will affect their lives.If there are going to be closures and lay offs people need to know now not play silly gameson this site.
Something is going to happen soon. wait & see
No doubt someone will make something up. Certainly nothing going on that suggests there are any lay offs coming up soon.
Any info on march layoffs?
Yo dogs! 4%+ not 7%
Dudes! up 7%+ today. That is awesome! This pig is starting to make money for me. What happening here? Over 13MM shares changed hands last two days with no significant news. Someone on the inside do tell, please!
Surge again today! Must be getting close to the 80mm synergies ahead of schedule! Not!
Illumina have a strong argument that the first claim of ...341 and the first claim of ...597 cover the basic method(s) used to sequence DNA using a SOLiD machine. Obviously not the reason LIFE stock surged up today...
Anyone have an opinion for what this might mean for solid?
Jury Confirms Illumina's Ownership of IP Relating to ABI's SOLiD
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Illumina has won the first phase of a trial that involves plaintiff Applied Biosystems and defendants Illumina, Solexa, and ABI's former IP counsel Stephen Macevicz regarding ownership of intellectual property relating to ABI's SOLiD sequencing system, GenomeWeb Daily News has learned.
An Illumina spokeswoman confirmed by e-mail today that "a federal jury has determined that Illumina owns the patents that are the subject of the suit with Applied Biosystems, and that the case has now moved on to the infringement phase."
A spokeswoman for Life Technologies, the firm formed by the recent merger of ABI and Invitrogen, told GenomeWeb Daily News by e-mail that while the firm is "disappointed with this outcome, we're looking forward to making our case in phase II" of the trial. The spokeswoman said that the company has no further comment until the trial is concluded.
The dispute started in late 2006, when ABI sued Macevicz in a California state court for allegedly stealing intellectual property belonging to the company, his employer at the time, by failing to disclose a patent application he filed in his name in 1995.
Macevicz assigned the patent application to his new employer, ABI spinoff Lynx Therapeutics, later that year, which merged with Solexa in early 2005. Illumina acquired Solexa in early 2007.
The patent application resulted in three patents that cover aspects of ABI's SOLiD technology, US Patent Nos. 5,750,341; 5,969,119; and 6,306,597, all entitled "DNA sequencing by parallel oligonucleotide extensions."
In 2007, ABI moved the lawsuit to a federal court, and Solexa filed three counterclaims, accusing ABI of willfully infringing all three patents with its SOLiD technology.
Last summer, the judge ordered a jury trial with two phases. The first phase was going to deal with the issue of ownership, the second with Illumina's infringement claims.
In August, the judge, in a summary judgment, ruled that ABI does not infringe the asserted claims of the '341 and '597 patents. However, he denied to rule that ABI does not infringe the first claim of the '119 patent. In a later statement, the judge clarified that his order applied only to ABI's two-base encoding technology, not its prototype one-base version.
At a final pretrial conference held in September, the judge ruled that the defendants will not be permitted to seek damages for alleged infringement of the '341 or '597 patents by the one-base encoding process. ABI withdrew its request regarding evidence of willful infringement after the defendants said their allegation of willful infringement is only directed at Agencourt Personal Genomics before ABI acquired it in 2006.
Something big is leaked! Huge pop on the big board on high volume today. May be they bought Illumina! Not!
Nothing yet - not seen any of the usual signs. Herein Pleasanton it's business as usual.
So...today is the 15th. Anything?
I work in primer manufacturing in MD. Does this mean I will be out of work.?
ivgn should exit the oligo market!!!
AB and Invitrogen do not make the same type of oligo products, mostly do not use the same equipment for production, or same systems, or same raw materials, so it is difficult to see how it would be possible to easily consolidate major oligo sites.
To get this thread back on track:
What will be the fate of Pleasanton?
What about oligo manufacture. Do Invitrogen have a plant and could it all be merged into one?
What about manufacturing in Europe? Invitrogen have Glasgow, AB has Warrington; could they be merged?
AB, sorry "LIFE" has loads of fun personalities. They deserve each other. But some nice people there. Spoke with people in California today at a reception and it does not sound like they are oblivious as to what goes on there. This stuff all sorts itself out in time.
Three of the manufacturing departments are pretty peaceful there. But there's definitely stuff going on in another one-has been for awhile and yes, there's one person there who is definitely borderline "postal" but like I said, they know it as the HR twit seems to speak pretty openly about it. Not sure what has become of R&D. I know that I have been spoken to since I left them about the goings on there. They know. They just want somebody to come forward so they can document stuff. The cleanup and facelift of the site is pretty much typical fro current mangement. Now though, they have to hit numbers and take on new stuff so I imagine that they are under pretty big pressure. If the diahrea of the mouth guy is who I think they are refering to, he's laughing all the way to the bak right about now. Somne people have all the luck.
Sounds like Psycho Dave
Sounds like someone definitely has some issues at Life Tech!!!
It is a very bitter ex-employee. We kind of feel sorry for him. He is a LOSER!, extremely petty, mildly retarded, delusional, has absolutely no class or conscience and suffers from diarrhea of the mouth. He will tell you irrelevant stories that go on and on and on and will repeat them every couple of weeks. He has no life and derives relief from his miserable existence by making cowardly accusations and hoping for a response as he hides behind his computer. We don't really feel his comments are worthy of a response and are frankly trying to forget him. Please don't feed the TROLL!!!!!!!
Austin will make it. There may be a few bad apples in some departments, but it is a great site with plenty of capacity. They will not fail...I suspect many of the negative comments here regarding Austin are people who are just pissed because their site are being downsized and they might be RFI'ed.
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