john.brennand at gbapr.zeneca.com
Wed Apr 17 06:28:39 EST 1996
Colin Rasmussen <colin at fungus.biochem.ualberta.ca> wrote:
>KHUANG at CHEMVX.TAMU.EDU wrote:
>> Hi, Netters
>> Display Systems Biotech, Inc will sell "HOME BREW Reagent Kit", it contains
>> pTAQ and expression host(containning pTAQ), purification buffer et al.
>> They said 5 x 500 ml culture can get more than 2.5 milllion units Taq
>> polymerase, the price is $485. Their web:
>This is as immoral as Perkin-Elmers price for Taq. Let's see, 500 ml of
>bacterial medium must cost at least $2, add $25 for shipping and you
>come up with a markup of...way too f---ing much. I find it tiresome to
>continue to watch this mentality of charging ludicrous prices for simple
>reagents. Get real people.
Ahhh... the simple mathematics and logic of acadaemia.
Colin, do you really believe all companies should sell their products for cost manafacturing price + a bit to pay the rent ?
Microsoft-ware for 75 cents (50c to academics),
The latest REM CD for $1.50
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