NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer reported after the close of the market on Thursday that its second-quarter revenues fell 14 percent, or 9 percent on an organic basis, amid continuing constraints on the capital equipment market.

The Waltham, Mass.-based firm brought in revenues of $434.6 million for the three-month period ended July 5, compared to revenues of $505 million for the second quarter of 2008. Analysts, on average, had expected the firm to report revenues of $450.7 million.

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