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Genomics One Flounders, Fires Senior Staff Members

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 - Genomics One has fired two senior staff from two subsidiaries as the company struggles to reorganize itself to be better integrated, GenomeWeb has learned.


Sydney Abrahams, president of Bio/Can Scientific and Genomics One International, and Andrea Abrahams, president of Gordon Technologies, have both left the Canadian firm.


Suzanne Lebel, Genomics One's president and chief scientific officer, assumes management of the two subsidiaries in the interim. She would not say whether more staff would be dismissed.


In October 2001, the company absorbed the resignation of its chief scientific officer, and laid off an undisclosed number of staff. The nature or goals of the reorganization or integration was not immediately clear.


Genomics One, based in Laval, Quebec, makes and sells gene-cloning vectors and kits and competes with companies like Promega and StrataGen.

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