Laboratory that invented Viagra to be closed

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English Alf
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   Posted 2/17/2011 2:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I meant to post this news two weeks ago:

Pfizer's massive R&D facility in Britain is to be closed. This is the place where they invented Viagra.

(In the context of vested interests, I should mention that my niece is currently working at this Pfizer lab)

Also Merck looks like going ahead with its plan to close the biggest R&D facility in The Netherlands:
To paraphrase:
"Selling the place to someone else to keep it operational is not in the shareholders' interest"

Born Jun ‘60
Apr 09 PSA 8.6
DRE neg
Biop 2 of 12 pos
Gleason 3+3
29 Jul 09 DaVinci AVL-NKI Amsterdam
6 Aug 09 Cath out
PostOp Gleason 3+4 Bladder neck & Left SVI -T3b
No perin’l No vasc invasion Clear margins
Dry at night
21 Sep 09 No pads daytime
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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 2/17/2011 3:08 AM (GMT -6)   
So Alf,
When they close the plant will they "stiff" the workers out of a job?

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pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7

Da Vinci Surgery ~ 2/17/2007
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
Undetectable PSA.


English Alf
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   Posted 2/17/2011 3:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah Tony I'm with you on the humour front:
Perhaps it'll be very hard for the people who lose their jobs, or they'll feel very deflated.

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   Posted 2/17/2011 4:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Let's hope they ERECT another building !

English Alf
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   Posted 2/17/2011 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
There are rumours that Disney may take over the site.

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   Posted 2/17/2011 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Probably need it. Mickey is darn near 100 years old.

Worried Guy
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   Posted 2/17/2011 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
You guys crack me "Up"!

Not unlike the call to prayer, how about all of us pointing our pointers toward Sandwich? 10 pm GMT on Feb 14th Valentines day 2012. It's the least we can do.


Hey Alf, Tell your niece when they decide to sell off assets to put me down for a Mettler with 500 microgram resolution. You can't be to careful when measuring pee pads.
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