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Old 05-02-2012, 07:42 AM   #19
pmiguel
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Originally Posted by MrGuy View Post
Then be sure to go in with your eyes wide open. This came out today:
http://www.genomeweb.com/sequencing/...-customer-frus
Okay, but I have seen issues of this sort from LifeTech/ABI, Roche and Illumina at various points.

I think it is probably the result of commonly used book-keeping (inventory control) used at many companies. Basically they can see a loss if they have to throw out or store some reagent. Whereas they do a poor job of capturing the loss in sales due to instruments sitting idle waiting for reagents. So they optimize on the parameter they measure and ignore the one that they don't measure.

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