PerkinElmer will acquire Evotec Technologies, the tools and technologies division of German drug-discovery firm Evotec, for €23 million ($30.5 million) in cash, the companies said this week.
 
The acquisition, expected to close at the end of this year or at the start of 2007, will give PerkinElmer an immediate competitive position in the high-content screening and cellular analysis markets, an area in which it had been conspicuously lagging behind its competitors.
 

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