Beckman Coulter's San Diego-based Cell Analysis and Development Center — which houses R&D and service for the IC 100 high-content screening technology that Beckman acquired along with startup Q3DM in late 2003 — is one of the at least three facilities that Beckman said it plans to close as part of its recently announced reorganization, according to sources close to the situation.

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