NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (GenomeWeb News) - Pyrosequencing of Uppsala, Sweden, said yesterday that it will lay off 30 people as part of a new belt-tightening program that is expected to save the company SEK 45-55 million (US$6-7 million) annually.

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