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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer reduced its headcount by 30 employees in the third quarter, the company said in a regulatory document this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific spent about $9.7 million in costs related to severance of employees during the third quarter, the company said in its Form 10-Q filed on Friday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche is shuttering its 454 Life Sciences sequencing operations and laying off about 100 employees, the company confirmed today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Norwegian biomarker diagnostics firm DiaGenic today announced the initiation of a cost reduction program, which includes the elimination of an undisclosed number of jobs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom said in a regulatory filing after the close of the market on Monday that it is reducing its workforce by about 75 employees as part of a reorganization.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Mayo Clinic in Florida said today that it has received a $5 million private donation to help fund the launch and operations of a new clinical center in Jacksonville that will use genomic technologies to tailor treatments to individual patients.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GeneNews today announced a restructuring of the company that includes the resignation of its President and COO Gailina Liew and a reduction in headcount of about 60 percent of its staff.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Luminex said after the close of the market Wednesday that it will undertake a restructuring that will result in an undisclosed number of employees being laid off and its Brisbane, Australia office being closed.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer laid off 265 employees during the second quarter, the company said in its Form 10-Q today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific took charges totaling $31.0 million during the first half of 2013 associated with a reduction in headcount of approximately 655 employees, the company said in its Form 10-Q filed on Friday.

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