Re: NEN/tyramide

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From:"J. A. Kiernan" <>
To:Mike King <>
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  Well said, Mike King! The company should collect its profits
  by selling its products, not by threatening to sue its
                    John Kiernan, London, Canada.
On Mon, 22 May 2000, Mike King wrote:

> 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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