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Don't tell me: all of the intervenients were fired....
Life better than ever:
If PG had not given Life Technologies the Applied Biosystems package on a platinum platter, there would be no 9,000 employee Life Technologies Company - they bought AB and paid for it with the cash PG knew was sitting in the bank to fund the transaction and to give the new Life Technologies the leverage/size and capacity to acquire other businesses - this is a deal that should have gone the other way around, but having an inside track like the one PG provided for this deal makes me wonder how much longer they can keep the train moving with so many internal employee issues and no products in the pipeline?
How is it that the top management team is so lost - the mergers and acquisitions by Life are the only things keeping this company going for now - there is no intelligent R&D efforts for next-generation products, just a method to ride the existing IP into obsolescence.
The Marketing team is another area of dubious distinction, hiring so many people to fill the role of CMO - as the top people lack skills and need help, but have consistently hired the wrong people. Not knowing your job leads to hiring imbeciles who don't know what they are doing and with leadership void on the employee moral front - it is a matter of time till Life sinks into a company that could have changed the world - if they could have only changed the inept nature of the senior leadership.
Au contraire, butt-lickers are inherently valuable.....
KM was a worthless butt-licker.
Punjabi research University = University of Phoenix......
The Punjabi research University here seems set to create a research record of sorts by allowing a research scholar to present his pre-thesis research submission seminar for grant of a doctorate degree within three months of his registration in the Department of research Biotechnology. Lalit Dhir, working in a research biotechnology firm in in the United States, applied for research registration as a research scholar, and he was allowed to present his pre-thesis submission seminar on January 29 this year. With this, the candidate is now eligible to submit his research thesis anytime within three months.The issue is being hotly debated in research academic circles on the campus with faculty members insisting that the entire research procedure was being done in undue haste.The university research authorities, however, insist that there was nothing wrong as the research seminar was held at the risk and responsibility of the research candidate.Moreover, they say, the research candidate is yet to file a formal research application for time waiver for award of the degree by taking into account the time spent doing research work, which now forms a research part of his research thesis.Four members of theresearch faculty of the Biotechnology Department boycotted the research seminar expressing reservation about the way the entire research procedure being rushed through.Among those who stayed away from the seminar included MunishPuri, RamSwarupSingh, NeelamVerma andParveenBalgir.Two of these research faculty members said that that they had conveyed their objections to the research head of the research department but their objections had apparently been overruled as the university research authorities after initially postponing the research seminar held it two days later.They insisted that the research scholar had not conducted any research in the department.Moreover, the experiments purported to have been conducted by thresearch scholar, took months.
Love the "see the future in black and white" open array ads here...
Outfit the lab with open array, solids, pgms, etc. and watch your competition speed ahead.
The highly decreased purchasing power of academic, government, even biotech companies is going to hit all the big players, Illumina is going to hurt, Life Tech with their crappy products will bleed even worse.
Life is like Microsoft. Desperately trying to cling to IP, they would rather see science come to an absolute halt and feed their legal sharks.
LifeTech didn't create OpenArray. They just foolishly clung onto it.
Open Array, the biggest piece of cow dung ever created by Life Tech... my god that machine is a total disaster...
be careful what you wish for....the exit package is not that attractive.
***I left after 16 years. Called these losers "Greggie Baba and his 40 White Collar criminal theives" from GE.....I was right on the money.***
You will be floating in an unexplainable aura of freedom during your 4th July BBQ. It won't be because of the great food, the great people, the weather or your family. It will be from the deliverance of working for the worst idiots in the field of scientific equipment. Good job LT, you suck, can't wait to be next.
"Baffled why LIFE itself didn't use pre-release 316 chips for the E. coli outbreak work they did last month."
It shows that they likely did not have the chips to use, they may have gotten a handful and produced data to put out in the news report to keep up the 10X every six months promise. I am still waiting to see 10X every six month improvement in the real users, not some big genome center or their internal R&D. *Personal* Genome Machine should be focusing on how the little labs run it. They won't sell much if any to Nusbaum.
Because of the scum bags in charge now. They learned arrogance at Harvard a white collar crime at GE The perfect crime. I left after 16 years. Called these losers "Greggie Baba and his 40 White Collar criminal theives" from GE.....I was right on the money.
really i thought the latest tally was 4678. Are you sure you count the middle levels and not the sr. mgrs and junior directors.
Because at Life, there are 5756 middle managers who constantly blur the cards to suck up to the next level.
Baffled why LIFE itself didn't use pre-release 316 chips for the E. coli outbreak work they did last month.
Marketin hard at work again.
From chemistry to detector, there is almost nothing unique here, this can easily be replicated by others if they see fit, get your shit together life with longer and better reads or game over !
“DNA Electronics has a technology and an IP portfolio with wide applicability and the potential to significantly transform life sciences and healthcare. We want to enable our licensees to pioneer semiconductors in the life science markets, as is now happening in the field of DNA sequencing. We provided access to relevant IP to Ion Torrent, and its subsequent acquisition by Life Technologies signifies the value of semiconductor-based sequencing platforms. As a company we are excited about this development and, as recently announced, we look forward to working with Roche’s 454 Life Sciences to utilize our silicon chip expertise to support them in the development of their semiconductor sequencing platform.” He goes on to say, “With these new patents awarded to the company, we are in an even stronger position to pursue our non-exclusive platform licensing structure.”
More like a Ron Popeil, in my opinion.
C'mon. Life Tech is lucky to have Rothberg. He invented pyrosequencing, emPCR, single molecule sequencing, ph-measured DNA sequencing, luciferase, space flight, the internet, and facebook.
Or maybe just self promotion and biotech marketing/showmanship? He is likely to be remembered as the PT Barnum of biotech.
I don't understand why the great marketing folks at Life Technoflopies aren't tweeting about these great scientists and friends. Wow, speak about total corporate highjacking of science, if you publish your own work, we will sue you (but please buy a machine ????). OMG
Ron's a great guy to piss off...
The Life marketing group have been bold with the MiSeq 'attack ads'. Now comparisons of the actual data quality and read length are coming out, this boldness is starting to look pretty lame. So they've been good at spending the marketing budget, but they can't help the disappointing product.
"I also hear that marketing is an absolute mess these days."
NO WAY. Look at all those rad and highly impacting MiSeq versus PGM Apple wannabe ads. Marketing is at the top of their game at Life Technologies.
It was a mess pre-marketing "transformation", now it is an absolute cluster f**k. All plans have come to a screetching halt. And the majority of the qPCR team in FC is leaving this month.
It amazes me that LIFE thinks they can reduce the AB paygrades and still expect people to put up with this non-sense when even Bio-Rad at this point is paying as much or more!!!!!
Keep throwing money at it boys, pretty soon you will have to buy a really thin cow that you will integrate in all the wrong way. Well done Mr. Lucifer, all the moves, the staff on the street could have explained to you how to integrate properly.
You want to cut jobs, I could have given you tons of useless mid manager's name.
I also hear that marketing is an absolute mess these days.
So to answer the question, What's going on at Life ? Nothing, absolutely nothing... This company does nothing anymore.
Harvard Business School 101.
GL should go back and review Porter's generic strategies or write a book comparing LIFE to Digital. A business can not be all things to all people.
End of the road Lucifer. The rapture is upon you.
More badly thought through M&A is the most likely step. A few weeks back there was a rumor of something coming but has gone quiet now. Any one know what is happening there
Whatever happened to the Acrometrix acquisition?
The writing on the wall is very clear for anyone that can still think for themselves at LIFE. Customers, employees, and profits are rapidly evaporating. The fix will be more M&A, demanding the unfortunate remaining employees do more with less, and keeping customers who continue to overpay for out-dated technology and commodity consumables.
Strange investor spend money on a company with a negative shareholder value. At least as you don't believe the 60 % goodwill in the assets really represent anything. This company is a bubble waiting to explode Get ready to pick the pieces
The Goldman Sachs view of MiSeq vs PGM seems to make sense. It won't go down well in Life especially with the difficulties this quarter. Also accurate comments about KM leaving he was very visible in the market he should not have been forced out
KM is a worthless piece of shite.
Your job is to bag him.
I read this. Life is officially over and I saw Miseq data too. Now if anyone can make a dent in HID. That company is truly dead. The world will be able to see the worst of fake promises. Growth obtained by driving your force to the ground.
So, is this how it's going to play out?
Good lord, how do you think anyone gets to be senior management in growing companies?
Or, in this case, non-growing companies?
KM is GREAT at covering his arse and stealing other people's work.
He is GREAT at that......
Both KMs are worthless incompetents who should have been terminated LONG LONG ago....
Is it true that both KM's quit LIFE?
Congrats and Welcome to the ranks of ex-AB, ex-Invitrogen, ex_Lifetechers! It is quite liberating. After a few months away, you will wonder why you put up with the BS for so long. IMHO, much of the frustration on this thread stems from the fact that "Life Technologies" has a schizophrenic business model. By that I mean, it should be, and at times is, run as a health sciences company...as the name would imply... but mostly it is run as a typical consumables business. As a result, the emphasis is meeting/making numbers and not on the people or the science, much to the chagrin of R&D. Most sane Employees get fed up and leave. GL doesn't care as long as they meet the numbers. In a down economy you can do this and find replacements pretty quick. However, over time a problem develops when/where most of the people with important institutional knowledge or people who question things are gone and you are left with a bunch of newbies and sheep who can't fix sh*t. To make up for this problem, a company with this business model starts to make bigger and bigger acquisitions to fill in the gaps of its own pipeline to try to stay in-line with forward earning projections. Because there are very few people left who can properly evaluate the economic value of emerging technologies and the company has a growing reputation as an entity you don't want taking over your company, LifeTech and the ilk end up over-paying for what they purchase (case and point... buying IT even though IT doesn't own any of the IP around it's platform....Just like EMF says, "Unbelievable!!!").
I guess most people who post to this thread, see all this and wonder how much longer the company can go on as it has. My guess is...As long as money is cheap, GL & company will keep snapping up the shiny, new technologies promising to make billions down the road and hope you forget the string of failures left in its wake. For now, LIFE is good at making the market think it is a growth company... unfortunately, less and less of that growth will be organic.
Don't insult gay people by saying GL is one of them!
I am happy to say I am one of the many many AB people quitting this summer, and so happy to be done with this craziness. In a few weeks - your problem not mine!
Children, stop this at once. This is a rumor board not a complaint board. Please stick to topics.
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