NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche said this morning that it will dissolve its Applied Science Business Area by the end of this year and integrate products from that business with other parts of its Diagnostics Business Area.

As part of the reorganization, Roche said that it will cut around 110 positions in Penzberg, Germany and 60 positions in Branford, Conn., which is the home of its 454 Life Sciences business.

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