By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer reported after the close of the market on Thursday a 14 percent jump in first quarter revenues year over year, with its Environmental Health business climbing 20 percent.

Separately, PerkinElmer announced it has acquired genetic analysis software firm Geospiza.

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