NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – During the first quarter, Thermo Fisher Scientific recorded about $82.7 million in costs related to a reduction in its headcount and for severance obligations to former Life Technologies executives and employees, the company said in its Form 10-Q filed recently with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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