NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Ivan Trifunovich is leaving Helicos BioSciences, the company disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission after the close of the market on Thursday.

Helicos said that Trifunovich is resigning as president and CEO effective Sept. 14 and resigned as executive chairman of Helicos' board on Aug. 31.

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