In Brief This Week: PerkinElmer; DaVita, Roche; Unilabs, BGI; Intrexon; Agilent; Danaher; Sigma-Aldrich; GE Healthcare | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer reduced its headcount by 17 in the first quarter as part of a restructuring plan, it said in its Form 10-Q this week. The company recognized pre-tax restructuring charges of $400,000 and $200,000 in its Human Health segment and Environmental Health segment, respectively, as a result. PerkinElmer also shut down its Signature Genomics business subsequent to the end of the first quarter.

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