NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer has filed an action in an Ontario court seeking to block MDS' pending sale of a joint venture between the firms to Danaher.

PerkinElmer's stake in MDS's Analytical Technologies business is due to a previously signed joint venture between PerkinElmer and MDS Sciex to develop, manufacture, and sell inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometers. MDS said that this product line represents less than 10 percent of annual revenue generated by the Analytical Technologies business.

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