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Now that we have been informed of Europa's difficulties, I think it is time
for folks to slow down a bit and not complicate things with rumors, hearsay
and the like. I think the concern the community has over this issue is a
just one, and one that I share for the most part. However, when all of the
options have been weighed out by the folks at Europa (the ones that
probably really know what's going on), they in turn will notify their
clients. Until then I think we should wait until all the necessary
information is in hand before jumping to conclusions. We all know that
Micromass and Finnigan have been through this process in one way or another
and still they exist and produce a good product. Perhaps this is Europa's
time??? Only time will tell.

Dave

At 11:27 AM 9/29/98 -0400, you wrote:
>sounds as if the relatives/customers have given up on the patient/vendor
>
>Gregory G. Dolnikowski wrote:
>
>> To the ISOGEOCHEM List:
>>
>> Europa Scientific US has not answered its phone for two days.  Does this
>> mean that the company has gone under as the post below seems to suggest?
>> Or is their phone simply out of order?  Does anyone have certain
>> information.
>>
>> Gregory Dolnikowski
>>
>> Andrea Lini wrote:
>> >
>> > >It is now widely know that Europa Scientific has run into financial
>> > >difficulties and faces an uncertain future. Europa has played an
>> > >important part in the development of new instrumentation and
>> > >applications for stable isotopes for many years. If their contribution
>> > >to the field is lost then I fear that much of the momentum in new
>> > >applications will also be lost. In the long run it is not in the best
>> > >interests of the isotope community to have instrument manufacture
>> > >concentrated in an ever smaller number of companies.
>> > >
>> > >I am hopeful that the strenuous efforts being made by Europa staff to
>> > >revive the company and continue its distinctive approach will be
>> > >successful. It will help these efforts if users can offer as much
>> > >support as possible at this time.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >Charlie Scrimgeour
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>> > >
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