By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bruker said this week it has found that certain employees in its Bruker Optics subsidiary bribed officials in China and the company has fired them.

The company made its disclosure in its Form 10-K annual report filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week, saying that the audit committee of its board of directors found "evidence indicating that payments were made that improperly benefited employees or agents of government-owned enterprises in China."

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