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PerkinElmer Acquires LED Company Elcos for $15M Cash

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (GenomeWeb News) - PerkinElmer has acquired light-emitting-diode company Elcos for $15 million in cash and the potential for performance-based earn-out payments, the companies said yesterday in a statement.


Pfaffenhofen, Germany-based Elcos provides its LED products to OEM companies "with the majority of their revenue in biomedical instrumentation," said John Roush, PerkinElmer's president of optoelectronics.


In 2004, Elcos had revenues of $11.3 million, more than 60 percent of it from health-sciences applications, including blood-glucose monitoring and pulse oximetry, the companies said.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

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For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.