Aaron Geist has joined PerkinElmer as vice president of business development. He will be responsible for developing the firm's partnership and acquisition opportunities, according to the firm. Geist joins PerkinElmer from investment banking firm Robert W. Baird, where he served as director and senior research analyst, covering life science, medical device, and diagnostics firms.

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