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Number Crunch The Axe Falls, Again and Again


In the last year, more than 1,300 people have been laid off in the genomics sector as the market slides and staff reductions seem one of the only answers. The companies and their employee losses since last September:

Aclara: 50
Bruker Daltonics: 45
Celera Genomics: 132
Cellomics: 50
Genaissance Pharmaceuticals: 20%
GeneMachines: 20
Genomics Solution: 43
Genset: closed San Diego R&D facility
Incyte: 400
InforMax: 73
Invitrogen: 175, and closed Huntsville, Ala.,
manufacturing center
Large Scale Biology: 58
Lynx Therapeutics: 44
Medichem: 25%
Paradigm: 50
Third Wave Technologies: 75
Valentis: 45
Variagenics: 40
Xanthon: 10
Numbers are approximate.


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