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Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OPTR) Chops 177 New Jersey Staffers


12/6/2013 7:34:33 AM

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When Cubist Pharmaceuticals completed its $535 million acquisition of Jersey City-based Optimer Pharmaceuticals in late October, Optimer employees were told the New Jersey office would close down in 2014. This week, 177 Optimer employees received layoff notices, Cubist spokeswoman Julie DiCarlo confirmed today in an email. The layoffs will take place at the New Jersey office along with other locations in San Diego and in Canada, DiCarlo added.

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