RE: NEN/tyramide

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My NEN catalog has just gone into the trash.

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From: Mike King []
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2000 9:23 AM
Subject: NEN/tyramide

>Date: 20 May 2000 09:11:39 -0500
>From: marsha r price <>
>Subject: Re: Tyramide amplification- Recipe for Homemade Tyramide

...There are some interesting recent articles out though that tells you how
to make your own, but according to the folks at NEN, even if you come
across one of those articles, it is infringement for you to follow the
instructions and make your own and do your own research without
permission and a license from them to even be able to use it in your lab.

I've just tossed my NEN catalogs in the trash and will not use NEN as a
vendor as long as they persist in this attitude.  I made my biotin tyramide
based on openly published journal articles long before their patent or
product.  Although I rarely need to use the amplification technique, it is
supremely arrogant of this company to stomp on researchers trying to be
economical with the public funding that supports their labs.  To add insult
to injury NEN's pricing of BT products is extortional when you know how
little it costs to make this simple stuff yourself.

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