Illumina (ILMN) CEO Jay Flatley tells Bloomberg that while the fiscal cliff will affect a third...

Illumina (ILMN) CEO Jay Flatley tells Bloomberg that while the fiscal cliff will affect a third of the gene-sequencing company's customers, "it's going to probably be pretty short-lived." Flatley also says that Roche going public in January with its $6.7B offer for Illumina stopped the board from properly discussing the offer and possibly put paid to the deal.

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  • mikevr
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    Hugely misleading information. Flatley & the board adopted a poison pill strategy against Roche (illegal in Europe where known to be primarily used to fatten board member purses). Roche was non-receptive to this ploy. The CEO and the board had plenty of time "to properly discuss".


    Critique #1: Hiostorically, Flatley selected and kept only board members favorable to managment [over share holders.]


    Critue #2: Disingenuousness: Flatley claimed ILMN, [like Roche has already done] would develop DNA tests predictive of medical diseases. Flatley has done nothing here. There are no new DNA applications.
    19 Sep 2012, 02:58 PM Reply Like
  • parkavemom
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    Learn how to spell or stop typing when your drinking and make a direct point.


    As far as I know from scientists in the field, Illumina still holds the high standard above the other companies.
    21 Sep 2012, 12:12 AM Reply Like
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