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The firm reported that it had not received any revenues in the quarter tied to system sales. It had announced separately yesterday that it will reposition its focus on the molecular diagnostics industry.

Life Technologies will consolidate operations currently carried out in Camarillo, Calif., at its site in Maryland. The firm also will lay off an undetermined number of employees.

The cuts follow a round of layoffs at the same facility late last year.

The consumer genomics firm confirmed that it has made some job cuts, but did not disclose the number of workers or their positions.

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