By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Accelrys plans to reduce its workforce by up to 15 employees as part of a streamlining of its business, it disclosed in a quarterly earnings document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this month.

The San Diego-based life sciences software solutions company said that it started the process on May 3 and expects to complete it by the end of the year. The total reduction in its workforce will be between 10 and 15 employees.

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