NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The stocks of Luminex, PerkinElmer, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Waters were all hit hard in Friday trade after investment bank Leerink Swann warned this morning that cuts in academic research budgets are likely to hurt capital equipment vendors in the life sciences research industry.
 

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