In Brief This Week: PerkinElmer; Life Tech; Waters; Hologic; PathGroup; NanoString; More | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer this week announced the establishment of direct operations in Israel, headquartered near Tel Aviv. Through its new Israel base, PerkinElmer will commercialize and support its life sciences and technologies, analytical sciences, and laboratory services business offerings.

The company's board separately last week declared a quarterly dividend of $.07 per share, payable on Nov. 8 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Oct. 18.

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