PE Biosystems will once again be known as Applied Biosystems. The maker of the high-speed DNA sequencers that catalyzed the public-private human genome sequencing race was called Applied Biosystems before Perkin-Elmer. (Now PE) acquired it in 1993.
Formal stockholder approval of the name change is expected at its annual meeting in October.
The instrument developer, based in Foster City, Calif., is the sister company of Celera. Both are operating groups of parent company PE Corp.