NEW YORK, June 2 - Applied Biosystems laid off over 40 employees in the contract sequencing business, which was based in
The company land has shuttered its Rockville-based sequencing business. The company plans to continue offering contract sequencing, but the bulk of the contract work they are doing in their
"We can accommodate a certain level of contract sequencing here [in
ABI had assumed responsibility for Celera's contract sequencing business when the company took over Celera Discovery systems in April 2002.