PE's most recent catch, the latest in a string of recent informatics purchases, markets the Nexxis electronic laboratory notebook; Nexxis iLAB, a laboratory automation platform; and LimsLink, a lab integration software platform.
PerkinElmer Buys Geospiza to Add Cloud Computing, Sequence Analysis to Growing Informatics Portfolio
"We see informatics as a real opportunity," PerkinElmer CEO Robert Friel said during a conference call to discuss the company's Q1 results. Now the company is mulling how to integrate the three new software firms it acquired over the past two months.
PerkinElmer has completed its acquisition of ArtusLabs and has agreed to purchase CambridgeSoft. The combined purchase price for the two software firms totals $220 million.
PerkinElmer Agrees to Buy CambridgeSoft, Completes ArtusLabs Purchase
The two deals for $220 million in aggregate will expand PerkinElmer's informatics and software offerings and enable customers to access and share enterprise-wide data "for faster, more informed scientific decisions."
News Scan: Feb 27, 2009
DiscoveryBioMed, ArtusLabs, Heptares Therapeutics, Gentronix, GlaxoSmithKline, BioFocus DPI, Eli Lilly, Millipore, Epitome, ChanTest, Applied Cell Sciences, BioTime, Embryome Sciences, Reproductive Genetics Institute of Chicago, Arizona State University Biodesign Institute, VisionGate