The global financial crisis has hit home for at least one proteomics firm.
 
Pressure BioSciences, with enough cash to last until the middle of 2009, this week announced that it will lay off eight staffers and cut back its research and development programs as global credit and equity markets remain frozen.
 
The firm said that the cost-cutting will allow it to focus on the parts of its business that have the greatest likelihood for success, including mass spectrometry.
 

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