Helicos Cuts Headcount in Half in Bid to Cut Costs; Seeks to Refocus on Dx Applications | GenomeWeb

This article, originally published May 17, has been updated with information from a recent filing with the SEC regarding Helicos' first-quarter earnings results.

By Julia Karow

Helicos BioSciences has laid off half of its staff in a bid to cut costs, and plans to reposition its technology for diagnostic applications, the firm said this week.

Get the full story with
GenomeWeb Premium

Only $95 for the
first 90 days*

A trial upgrade to GenomeWeb Premium gives you full site access, interest-based email alerts, access to archives, and more. Never miss another important industry story.

Try GenomeWeb Premium now.

Already a GenomeWeb Premium member? Login Now.
Or, See if your institution qualifies for premium access.

*Before your trial expires, we’ll put together a custom quote with your long-term premium options.

Not ready for premium?

Register for Free Content
You can still register for access to our free content.

In PNAS this week: diatom genetic diversity, microfluidic droplet method for single-cell screening, and more.

Scientific publishers are looking into whether artificial intelligence can help the peer-review process, Wired reports.

Researchers are using gene editing to develop more robust livestock and crops, AFP reports.

Researchers rally near the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston.