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Blue Cross schedules job fair for laid-off workers

March 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Officials at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota are recruiting workers who lost their jobs at a Fargo biomedical research company. Continue Reading

PRACS study subjects left hanging

March 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO PRACS Institute founder James Carlson said Thursday that he is striving to salvage the clinical drug research firm, the day after hundreds of employees were told they are out of work. Continue Reading

Hundreds lose jobs as PRACS Institute shuts down

March 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO – Hundreds of PRACS Institute employees here were laid off Wednesday when the company unexpectedly announced it was shutting down. Employees said they were notified that the company would shut down Wednesday afternoon. Continue Reading

N.C.-based Cetero Research, with lab in Fargo, files for bankruptcy

March 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s unclear from the documents what effect the filing will have on the Fargo facility, which has 400 employees and 544 beds for drug test subjects. PRACS Institute, one of the affiliates that combined to form Cetero in 2006 and also filed a bankruptcy petition Monday, was started in Fargo in 1983 by James Carlson, a former professor at North Dakota State University.
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