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PerkinElmer Buys Analytica

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer said on Tuesday that it has purchased the mass spectrometry company Analytica of Branford for an undisclosed sum.

Analytica, based in Branford, Conn., produces electrospray ionization source technology for mass spectrometry.

PerkinElmer said the acquisition is part of its strategic plan to expand its human and environmental health portfolio, and that it will "gain significant insight and intellectual property" in ion source and mass spec technologies.

"The acquisition of Analytica will allow us to offer our customers access to critical technologies such as time-of-flight and quadrupole mass spectrometers and new ion sources that provide more complete information as well as better throughput," Richard Begley, president of PerkinElmer's Analytical Sciences segment, said in a statement.

Under the agreement, PerkinElmer will integrate Analytica's current manufacturing operations into its facility in Shelton, Conn., and it will use the company's Branford facility for research and development projects.

PerkinElmer said it will hire Analytica Founder and President Craig Whitehouse to oversee its mass spec R&D operations.

Financial terms of the agreement were not released.