The Sunnyvale, Calif., facility that served as the birthplace of Amersham Bioscience’s MegaBace DNA-sequencing technology and other genomics technologies and research is apparently being downsized as part of Amersham’s continued integration into General Electric Healthcare, BioCommerce Week has learned.

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