Over 130 em­ploy­ees let go from Mer­ck KGaA R&D teams in Mass­a­chu­setts

A to­tal of 133 em­ploy­ees at Mer­ck KGaA’s EMD Serono di­vi­sion in Bil­ler­i­ca, MA, are los­ing their jobs as a re­sult of a re­cent re­struc­tur­ing, ac­cord­ing to the com­pa­ny.

Most of the af­fect­ed em­ploy­ees are from the lo­ca­tion’s dis­cov­ery and de­vel­op­ment tech­nolo­gies op­er­a­tions, and a “small num­ber” were from re­search teams, ac­cord­ing to a com­pa­ny spokesper­son.

“Changes to the or­ga­ni­za­tion­al struc­ture of our Bil­ler­i­ca-based re­search team were re­cent­ly an­nounced as our R&D or­ga­ni­za­tion con­tin­ues its trans­for­ma­tion,” the com­pa­ny said. “We will keep our strong re­search unit foot­prints for neu­ro­science and im­munol­o­gy (N&I) and on­col­o­gy, fo­cus­ing on se­lect­ed bi­o­log­i­cal ar­eas and sci­en­tif­ic ca­pa­bil­i­ties.”

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