The information technology unit of General Electric Healthcare Technologies has laid off 50 workers from its 9,000 employees and is closing a Colorado manufacturing facility to consolidate some operations to Europe.

“There are lots of cost pressures in order to meet growth goals,” GE Healthcare spokeswoman Shannon Troughton told BioCommerce Week Tuesday. “The leadership of the information technologies team looked at the issues and ultimately decided to reorganize [the unit].”

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