By Uduak Grace Thomas

A little over a month after acquiring CambridgeSoft and ArtusLabs, PerkinElmer this week acquired privately held bioinformatics firm Geospiza to add cloud computing and sequence analysis capabilities to its informatics offerings.

Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

"We see informatics as a real opportunity," PerkinElmer CEO Robert Friel said during the company's first-quarter conference call.

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