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February 10, 2010
Chemical Supplier Question
Here's a quick question for those of you that order a lot of odd little compounds. A correspondent tells me that he's been ordering resupplies from some of the usual suspects in this area (ChemBridge, ChemDiv - you know the sorts of companies, if you're in the med-chem business). And a higher than usual percentage of compounds are coming back as "Unavailable". . .only to show up available, at a significantly higher price, from Aurora.
Now, I certainly don't know the business arrangements between all these companies. I know that some of the compounds themselves are clearly coming from the same original sources, often somewhere in Russia, and make their way into a number of catalogs at once. But is this Aurora business a coincidence. . .or a business model? Anyone seen this happen personally?
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