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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sigma-Aldrich laid off 130 employees during the third quarter as part of a restructuring plan, the St. Louis company disclosed in its Form 10-Q recently.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer laid off 66 employees during the third quarter as part of a planned shift in its business, the company disclosed in its Form 10-Q filed with US Securities Exchange on Tuesday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quest Diagnostics today said that it has launched a reorganization of the firm that includes the creation of two new business groups and the elimination of approximately 400 to 600 management positions.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Mitochondrial DNA-based test developer Mitomics today announced a realignment of its product development operations, resulting in the elimination of eight jobs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sigma-Aldrich has laid off 30 employees as part of a restructuring plan to "exit various sales office locations in Europe," the company disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission recently.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer reduced its headcount by 229 employees in the second quarter, the company disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific disclosed in its quarterly earnings document that it has eliminated about 530 jobs through the first six months of 2012.
It also disclosed an acquisition for a price of potentially up to $7.5 million.

This story was originally posted on June 4.

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