This story originally appeared in Biocommerce Week, a newsletter that has been discontinued.
 
With a bevy of blockbuster drugs slated to lose patent protection over the next several years and a number of large pharmaceutical players cutting staff, life science instrument vendors could be facing a potential tightening of pharma spending budgets reminiscent of a couple of years ago.
 

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