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Following two successive quarters of declining revenues and swelling costs, Bruker Biosciences has eliminated approximately 60 positions, or 5 percent of its staff, via attrition, early retirement and lay-offs, the company announced last week.

“There was a creeping up of expenses,” said Michael Willett, a spokesman for Bruker. “We want to continue to fund R&D and this was a step to enhance profitability and to be profitable in general.”

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