By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer reported after the close of the market on Thursday that revenues in the third quarter rose 8 percent year over year, but it missed analyst estimates on the top line.

Total revenues in the quarter ended Oct. 2 rose to $453.7 million, compared to $419.1 million a year ago but fell short of Wall Street estimates of $469.6 million. On an organic basis, revenues were up 4 percent year over year.

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