NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer reported after the close of the market on Thursday that its third-quarter revenues declined around 9 percent and its profit tumbled 57 percent

The Waltham, Mass.-based life sciences company reported total revenues of $437.1 million for the three-month period ended Sept. 30, compared to revenues of $478.7 million for the third quarter of 2008. Currency translation had a negative impact of 2 percent for the quarter, while acquisitions had a positive impact of 1 percent.

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