NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer reported after the close of the market Thursday that its first-quarter revenues declined 1 percent as it missed the consensus Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom line.

The Waltham, Mass.-based firm brought in total revenues of $505.4 million for the three months ended March 31, down from $510.9 million in Q1 2012 and below the Wall Street estimate of $532.3 million.

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