Zero chance. Pure bluffing for what? a year now?, they are hoping one of the big boys would come running over with bags of money for a buyout.
If they had, it certainly would have been published in a trade journal or been made into a noteworthy event.
Personally, I do not believe they can ever do this alone w/o a partnership - too much liability to bear. This is not like plugging a HD TV, it is a potentially life altering treatment - the introduction of such would not go unnoticed.
To introduce a new device like this you need demand...a willing doctor...a curious patient. US healthcare is profit driven and not welcoming to experimentation. This device will never get introduced without broad industry discussion or an overwhelmingly conclusive study. Back in 2008/2009 there was at least some US press about mid-hdf - there has been no mention for years now.
Metuchen, I agree, the dialysis filters were supposed to be our key to victory. With only water filters and some legit contracts we may only see up to $3.-4. pps and that's it. Far cry from our pie in the sky.
Obviously, we are not going to do anything by ourselves on the dialysis front. There is like nobody left on staff to sell. No sales force, no sales.
Only hope is our beloved CEO hooks up with a major player and farms this one out. All the competition has their own stuff (no incentive to change) and nobody really wants anything to do with Nephros - unless we sell out for real cheap. This is becoming painfully obvious as time passes.