NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer laid off 66 employees during the third quarter as part of a planned shift in its business, the company disclosed in its Form 10-Q filed with US Securities Exchange on Tuesday.

The layoffs resulted from a plan by the Waltham, Mass.-based firm to shift some operations into a newly created shared service center, it said in its document. All 66 employees who are being laid off were notified as of Sept. 30.

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