[Marxism] the drug cartel II: making vaccines w/o people

Mike Friedman mikedf at mail.amnh.org
Sat Nov 27 10:50:21 MST 2004

Hey Les,

You are probably aware that the technology isn't new... Insulin has been 
produced by g.m. bacteria for years. There are other old examples.


At 06:45 AM 11/27/2004, you wrote:
>Message: 27
>Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2004 01:31:30 -0500
>From: Les Schaffer <schaffer at optonline.net>
>Subject: [Marxism] the drug cartel II: making vaccines w/o people
>To: marxism at lists.econ.utah.edu
>Message-ID: <200411270131.30680.schaffer at optonline.net>
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>last month we discussed the shortage of flu vaccine in the US and how drug
>companies had opted out of the vaccine production business due to low profit
>now that a compmany using "old" technology has failed to deliver this years
>dose of drugs, vaccine shortages and fear exist, the venture capital spigot
>flows again.
>Protein Sciences Corp, a company nearby me in CT has been developing a 
>production scheme where the "incubator" is living cells rather than eggs.
>while it holds the promise for speedier development of vaccines without the
>problems like occured in the recent disruption, another feature is sure to
>attract investors. from the Washington Post:

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