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Inverness Medical Techno. (IMA) Message Board

  • buyonlyonfundamentals buyonlyonfundamentals Aug 8, 2009 7:14 AM Flag

    Notes on what this company does

    Professional diagnostics:
    --Women's health
    --Infectious disease
    --Drugs of abuse
    --Clearview Exact Influenza A&B test (outside USA)
    --(working closely with CDC) BinaxNOW® Influenza A & B Test: Swine Flu (see site for FAQs)

    Consumer Diagnostics
    --Home diagnostic tests
    --Cholesterol tests
    --Glucose products\
    --Bacterial vaginosis treatment
    --Pregnancy tests
    --Ovulation monitoring
    --Tests for best times to or not to get pregnant

    Consumer products:
    --Nutritional supplements
    --Mineral supplements

    Geographic coverage to date:
    United States, Canada
    --United Kingdom
    --South Africa

    Related point of care:
    --fertility/ovulation tests
    --rapid point-of-care diagnostics

    "Wellness, disease management, oncology and women and children's health."

    Centers of opereations:
    --R&D and operational centers in the US, UK, Germany and Israel,
    --Manufacturing sites in the UK, China, Japan and the US

    My comment:
    Interesting no presence in Russia.
    I would not manufacture or do R&D in China for these reasons:
    1. China has total lack of understanding of quality control
    2. Potential loss of proprietary technology and knowledge.
    I would move these functions to India which is far more stringent, understands the importance of quality. India is far less likely to abuse proprietary knowledge privileges
    than is China. How do I know: I worked in both places for several years.

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