Accelrys this week completed its all-stock merger with Symyx Technologies, forming a scientific informatics company with more than 1,350 customers and annual revenues of approximately $170 million.

The new firm will do business under the name of Accelrys and will trade on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the symbol ACCL.

In documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission after the merger, Accelrys disclosed that it plans to lay off approximately 80 employees, or between 10 percent and 15 percent of new entity's combined workforce.

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