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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientific informatics firm Accelrys reported after the close of the market Wednesday that its second-quarter revenues increased nearly 2 percent year over year, as it announced cost-cutting measures including the termination of 80 positions.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer reduced its workforce by 62 employees during the first quarter as part of a restructuring plan, the company said in its Form 10-Q filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific took charges of $18.2 million during the first quarter associated with a reduction in headcount of about 315 employees, the company said in its Form 10-Q this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche said this morning that it will dissolve its Applied Science Business Area by the end of this year and integrate products from that business with other parts of its Diagnostics Business Area.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer reduced its workforce by 437 people in 2012, it said in its Form 10-K filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific eliminated 1,120 jobs in 2012, the company disclosed in its Form 10-K filed this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bruker today said that revenues for its fourth quarter rose 9 percent year over year, and it beat the average analyst estimates on the top and bottom lines.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hologic is terminating the majority of employees in its Wisconsin molecular diagnostics operations as it consolidates that business into the San Diego facility of recently acquired Gen-Probe, it disclosed in its Form 10-Q on Thursday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Affymetrix on Tuesday said that it plans to lay off more than 100 employees, or around 8 percent of its workforce, in a restructuring effort expected to save the firm around $25 million on an annualized basis.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific eliminated about 410 positions in the third quarter, the company disclosed in its Form 10-Q recently.

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