By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer said after the close of the market Tuesday that it has reached an agreement to sell its Illumination and Detection Solutions business to private equity group Veritas Capital Fund III for around $500 million in cash.

PerkinElmer said that the divestiture would enable it to reinvest in its core Human Health and Environmental Health businesses.

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