i see istat sell portable blood analyzers that can be used remotely and connect to a central database. it seems to me that these are targetted to larger POC facilities, like hospitals and not the physician office that abt used to deal with.
at one time, abt wanted to get more into the consumer market (like J&J) by selling glucose testing equipment and so on. i had my own blood analyzed on a non-invasive glucose analyzer that abt was considering buying. i think they eventually did buy it, but don't know what happened after that.
having worked in ADD, i don't believe abt is particularly interested in point of care instruments, like doctor's offices. too much hastle for too little money.
in the last few years, abt ADD has pretty much dumped all the low growth stuff and begun concentrating on more profitable (i.e, bloodbank) products and new tech stuff.
the biggest problem abt has is that its management is largely clueless. sorry lib..
My consistent message here has been STRONG LONG. I'm not at all bothered by today's 2% drop, which IMHO is solely due to knee-jerk day traders and a couple fund managers who rely on their equally knee-jerk junior staff. Biaxin and Synthroid generics announcements are driving the action, but if you're really LONG on this stock, they're a non-issue -- just part of the normal ebb and flow of the pharma experience.
I was just remembering when I was growing up on Clark St. in Chicago.
Wright jr. colledge had some of the most beautiful ladies ;
I know I married one.
This sell off ,is it a buying opportunity or a projected loss of revenue that will never be recaptured by new products?
I have done a little of dd but i am afraid not enough.
tia for any help or directions to research.
My year at X was the first year females were admitted. Given that the chicks always went for the older guys, there was no hope for male freshman, with all the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year guys hitting on the frosh femmes.
And yes, though not on campus, there were plenty of really nice Jewish girls in nearby Amberly Village who mostly attended U.C. But my quite obvious Catholic roots were as visible as the dark scalp lines in their 2-week-old bleached hair! Didn't stop me from trying, of course, but years later I ended up with a beautiful blue eyed, red headed Irish Catholic virgin. (BTW, in those days my memory was longer, too.)