Accelrys plans to lay off 50 employees — approximately 10 percent of its staff — before the end of June, the company disclosed in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week.

According to an 8-K filed March 7, Accelrys said it also plans to shutter "a portion of one of its facilities in Cambridge, England." The company said the cutbacks will help it save around $6 million per year.

Accelrys expects the cuts to be "substantially completed" in the first quarter of its 2007 fiscal year, which ends June 30.

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