NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Orchid Cellmark said today that it will begin to consolidate its Nashville, Tenn., forensics testing operations into its Dallas, Texas, facility within the month.

The company expects to realize approximately $1.4 million in annual cost savings from operational efficiencies, reduction in lease and equipment expenses, and increased scalability following the consolidation.

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