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Canada's Ebola Vaccine Nets Millions For Tiny US Biotech Firm

sholden Re:50 MILLION DOLLARS! (18 comments)

Merck revenue is irrelevant.

Flipping something that cost you $205,000 for $50,000,000 is the relevant part. That usually makes the guy who sold you it for $205,000 look a little stupid.

Of course an experimental ebola vaccine wasn't worth that much in 2010 since the Africans needing it then didn't have lots of cash to pay for it. However, $200k isn't a huge amount of money for a government either, so you would hope the reason for selling the rights was so that a private party would actually do something to move the thing forward rather than just sitting on it and doing nothing until a white guy got infected and the ebola money jackpot triggered.

12 minutes ago
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Canada's Ebola Vaccine Nets Millions For Tiny US Biotech Firm

sholden Re:Big business (18 comments)

NewLink Genetics didn't seem that big.

Canada just made a very bad deal with them. Then again hindsight and all that, an unproven ebola vaccine was worth less in 2010 than in 2014...

about half an hour ago
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Sony To Offer Partial Refunds For PS Vita

sholden Re:Personal social media accounts (25 comments)

Which category does the twitter account of a non-incorporated business owner go in?
Which category does the twitter account of a retired person go in?
Which category does the twitter account of an unemployed person go in?

1 hour ago
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Donald Knuth Rips On Unit Tests and More

sholden Re:Literate programming... (567 comments)

You read raw tex files too? The rest of us will run it through the processor and read the nicely formatted output.

more than 6 years ago

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