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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Beckman Coulter's president has issued a letter to employees informing them that 8 percent of the company's workforce will be laid off as part of the company's restructuring.

By Bernadette Toner
This article was originally published Aug. 19.

The companies have reached a settlement in an intellectual property lawsuit related to technology for isolating and purifying nucleic acids.

During a conference call, Danaher's CEO said that although issues surrounding broad quality systems at Beckman Coulter, as well issues with FDA are improving, there "is plenty of work ahead of us."

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Beckman Coulter announced changes to its board, Steven Salzberg moves to Johns Hopkins, Complete Genomics names a new senior vice president and chief commercial officer, and more.

The tender offer period finished with around 92 percent of Beckman Coulter shareholders tendering their shares.

Danaher commenced a subsequent offering period set to expire on June 29, after which it expects to complete its purchase of Beckman Coulter.

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