| PerkinElmer is a provider of products, services and solutions for the diagnostics, life sciences and applied markets. Co. operates in the following segments: Discovery and Analytical Solutions and Diagnostics. Co.'s Discovery and Analytical Solutions segment serves the life sciences and applied markets. The life sciences market consists of the life sciences research market and laboratory services market whereas the applied markets consist of environmental, food and industrial markets. In its Diagnostics segments, Co. provides instruments, reagents, assay platforms, and software to hospitals, medical labs, clinicians, and medical research personnel to help improve the health of families. |
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