PerkinElmer plans to sell a less-expensive version of its newly acquired Opera technology, the Opera LX, CEO Greg Summe said during the company’s third-quarter earnings conference call last week.
 
“One of the things we need to do is take the price down on the Opera, and so we have got an R&D project that significantly takes costs and makes that a lower-priced model,” Summe said.
 
Company officials said the LX costs between 16 percent and 37 percent below the “full-blown” Opera system.

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