Despite Massive Layoffs, Zyomyx Says It Will Not Close On Oct. 19

The chief technology officer of protein chip company Zyomyx denied a posting on the Alameda County Workforce Investment Board’s website stating that the company will close its doors on Oct. 19, leaving 44 employees out of work.

CTO Peter Wagner said that the company was required to submit paperwork to the ACWIB because of the magnitude of layoffs that the company had undergone, but that paperwork should not be interpreted as a closure of the company.

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