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2020-03-09 7:22:52 AM  
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MagicChicken: I'm sure there's a bit of shenanigans out there (looking at you, Pink Ribbon Trademarkers), but Amazon isn't really known for its depth of biomedical engineering expertise. It doesn't seem to have a medical subsidiary either.


It owns PillPack, that's close enough.
 
2020-03-09 7:19:05 AM  
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FarkQued: MagicChicken: I'd love to see their org chart after this revelation. Where the heck does "Biomedical research" fall under the Amazon umbrella?

I mean, it's not like actual dedicated biomedical research firms have been trying to solve the common cold for decades. Perhaps their money would be better served throwing it at one of those companies instead of doing it in house.

Perhaps the research orgs are just money pits with no accountability?  That's why its years with no solution, just typical academia rhetoric?


I'm sure there's a bit of shenanigans out there (looking at you, Pink Ribbon Trademarkers), but Amazon isn't really known for its depth of biomedical engineering expertise. It doesn't seem to have a medical subsidiary either.
 
2020-03-09 6:57:32 AM  
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FarkQued: MagicChicken: I'd love to see their org chart after this revelation. Where the heck does "Biomedical research" fall under the Amazon umbrella?

I mean, it's not like actual dedicated biomedical research firms have been trying to solve the common cold for decades. Perhaps their money would be better served throwing it at one of those companies instead of doing it in house.

Perhaps the research orgs are just money pits with no accountability?  That's why its years with no solution, just typical academia rhetoric?


If you believe Amazon is more likely to develop a cure for the common cold than a biomedical research firm, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.
 
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