Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (5) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: wolverine22 10+ Year Anniversary! Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 291  
Subject: Re: Is StaphVax a blockbuster? Date: 1/21/2004 10:59 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
thanks for the calulations. however, a couple of corrections in market size. the number of patients requiring dialysis in the united states is currently greater than 400,000. fairly good estimates place that number at around 2 million by the year 2030.
these patients are amazingly prone to developing all types of infections; some of the most life threatening and most damaging infections are staph aureus.
additionally, many other patients who have catheters for other reasons (i.e. cancer patients receiving regular chemo injections, sickle cell patients requiring frequent transfsions) will also contribute to the patients benefitting from this potential vaccine.
overall, i think the numbers are much higher than what you have calculated above
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (5) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next


Foolanthropy 2014!
By working with young, first-time moms, Nurse-Family Partnership is able to truly change lives – for generations to come.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Post of the Day:
Berkshire Hathaway

Munger and Buffett Wisdom
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.