With its acquisition by Invitrogen sealed in mid-December, InforMax officially began 2003 as a standalone division of the Carlsbad, Calif.-based life science firm. But signs of InforMax’s absorption into Invitrogen are just beginning to surface. Earlier this month, InforMax laid off 33 employees in a move to eliminate redundancy and cut costs, COO and CFO John Green told BioInform last week. This week, the new subsidiary will begin moving its remaining 120 Bethesda, Md.-based employees to an Invitrogen primer manufacturing facility in Frederick, Md.

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