PerkinElmer is getting back into the acquisitions market — in a small way.

Wellesley, Mass.-based PerkinElmer last week announced the $15-million cash acquisition of Elcos, a German-based manufacturer of custom light-emitting diode-based products for biomedical and industrial applications.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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