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PerkinElmer buys spectrometry firm

Associated Press / May 6, 2009
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WALTHAM - PerkinElmer Inc., a health and industrial sciences company, has acquired a privately held firm that specializes in mass spectrometry technology, increasing its portfolio of research products.

Analytica of Branford Inc., based in Branford, Conn., specializes in mass spectrometry and ion source technology, which are used to determine the chemical structures of various materials. The technology has applications in the environmental, pharmaceutical, and medical industries.

Details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

PerkinElmer provides a range of research and development services and tools for the healthcare and laboratory markets.