NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Helicos BioSciences plans to reduce its workforce by approximately 30 percent in a bid to cut costs, the company disclosed today in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
In the filing, Helicos said that the layoffs, which will occur in the current quarter, are intended to reduce its operating costs and “direct its resources to continue advancing towards [its] near term goals.”
 

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