By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer today announced two acquisitions totaling $220 million in aggregate to expand its informatics and software offerings and enable customers to access and share enterprise-wide data "for faster, more informed scientific decisions."

The Waltham, Mass.-based firm has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CambridgeSoft in one deal and completed its purchase of ArtusLabs in the other. The CambridgeSoft acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter.

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