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commishfree1 7 posts  |  Last Activity: 7 hours ago Member since: Mar 15, 2014
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    nnlx might need Amazon for sales

    by keembodakine Jul 11, 2014 3:14 PM
    commishfree1 commishfree1 7 hours ago Flag

    October 2011-- "Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.’s Lenexa manufacturing plant expects big things from a new purchasing agreement that makes it a preferred vendor to thousands of laboratories nationwide.
    Premier Inc.’s health care alliance, a network of 2,500 hospitals and more than 77,000 affiliated health care facilities, awarded a three-year manual microbiology agreement to Thermo Fisher, effective Oct. 1.
    The bioscience company already has spent $6 million adding 6,000 square feet to its main production facility, and it may have to hire more people.
    Thermo Fisher, based in Waltham, Mass., uses the Lenexa plant to make diagnostic lab supplies under the Remel brand, including petri dishes and culture media used to grow and test bacteria."

    Well, if you're not going to distribute via them, you might as well compete with them. It would appear this 3 year deal ThermoFisher has with Premier would be coming up for renewal in October.

  • Reply to

    nnlx might need Amazon for sales

    by keembodakine Jul 11, 2014 3:14 PM
    commishfree1 commishfree1 Jul 12, 2014 11:11 AM Flag

    "ThermoFisher serves over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings"

    And that was 5 years ago. What price is worth paying for access to that kind of customer base? I think it would be called the leading distributor in the industry's justified mark-up.

  • Reply to

    nnlx might need Amazon for sales

    by keembodakine Jul 11, 2014 3:14 PM
    commishfree1 commishfree1 Jul 12, 2014 10:43 AM Flag

    hilmr5--" I brought this up to Bret at some point, but he said they wanted too large a cut."

    I give hilmr5 credit for posting this to the board. Kind of falls into the material information category re: distributor deals. Didn't the company announce a while back they were approached by 2 multinational companies who wanted to distribute their products?

  • Reply to

    nnlx might need Amazon for sales

    by keembodakine Jul 11, 2014 3:14 PM
    commishfree1 commishfree1 Jul 11, 2014 6:51 PM Flag

    "We also have sensitivity profiles known as the Kirby Bauer Disc Diffusion: It’s a qualitative assessment based on zone size. You take a plate, take a lot of bacteria from a swab and then you put different antibiotic disks on it, incubate and you get zones of inhibition. The zones of inhibition are encircling where the bacteria have NOT grown because they are being inhibited. Then you measure the zones and you refer to a chart known as the NCLS (National Committee and Laboratory Standards) that allows you to determine the prevalence of zone sizes. The bigger the zone, the more likely it’s to be susceptible to the antibiotic.
    These MIC’s or zone diameter values correlated with MICs are breakpoints. In general, larger zones correlate with smaller minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of antibiotic for that bacteria. They are a tremendously important guide toward choosing the appropriate antibiotic."

    Here is how it can be done manually now. BioMerieux, I believe is the biggest maker of automated systems. Factor in different types of bacteria...and different types of antibiotics along with some other variables.....and you might find such studies cost money to perform & you have regulatory issues to deal with.

  • Reply to

    nnlx might need Amazon for sales

    by keembodakine Jul 11, 2014 3:14 PM
    commishfree1 commishfree1 Jul 11, 2014 4:37 PM Flag

    You missed my point....them putting up clinical data for AST results is another issue.
    I'm saying if Fisher wanted too big a cut off the top.....isn't there VWR Intl, Cole-Parmer, Grainger, Hardy Diagnostics, etc.....and probably a few dozen more not mentioned. What is the N. American distribution channel besides their website and now a VP of Sales?

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    nnlx might need Amazon for sales

    by keembodakine Jul 11, 2014 3:14 PM
    commishfree1 commishfree1 Jul 11, 2014 4:06 PM Flag

    You may have something there Keembo....I typed in Amazon prepared culture plates....and the first hit for nutrient agar plates ( most people seemed to be buyers for their kid's science fair projects) had several comments from people complaining about plates arriving cracked or broken....or having a short shelf life. NNLX solves these 2 issues...right?

  • commishfree1 commishfree1 Jul 11, 2014 8:43 AM Flag

    "With the U.S. projected to be energy self-sufficient by 2030, according to BP Plc "

    Don't you hope BP is right, Herr Bayern?

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