Saturday, October 28, 2006
GSK Blows Biodefense Project
GlaxosmithKline is shutting down its Bothell Washington facility and laying off 80 people. The facility specialized in biodefense. After ten months of searching for someone to take it off their hands they are giving up.
Although I did not know much about GSK in Bothell I am sure they were a bright flaming torch on the runway of the Seattle area Cargo Cult of Biotechnology. The torch was lit and nobody knew what to do next. It has now burned out. What will we do about biodefense now?
To the workers I say it is not your fault. There can only be a few decision makers. They must rely on a keen understanding of what is needed to be done. Those individuals lead a team into a failed project. The airplanes did not land.