In addition to the sub-distributor sales network described above, Veritas has our own direct sales force for pharmaceutical companies and major labs. So even when necessity dictates that our sub-distributors handle the financial dealings with such customers (orders, payments, etc.), Veritas deals directly with them with regards to technical sales and support. Members of our direct sales force also make contact and maintain close relationships to many academic labs. Our direct sales force helps us to keep good communication lines open with end users to collect information and to receive feedback that aids us in effective marketing.