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Encyclopedia > PerkinElmer
PerkinElmer, Inc.
PerkinElme logo
Type Public (NYSE: PKI)
Founded 1931
Headquarters Wellesley, MA
Key people Gregory Summe, Chairman, CEO, and President
John Murphy, Executive Vice President and COO
Industry Health Sciences, Fluid Sciences, & Optoelectronics
Products Analytical instruments, Optoelectronics, Genetic Screening tools, and Medical Imaging equipment
Revenue Image:green up.png$1.687 billion USD (2004)
Employees ~10,000 (2005)
Website www.perkinelmer.com

PerkinElmer, Inc. is an multinational technology corporation, focused in the business areas of: Life and Analytical Sciences, Optoelectronics, and Fluid Sciences. PerkinElmer's Life and Analytical Sciences division engineers and manufactures drug research and development tools, chemical and environmental monitoring equipment, medical imaging devices, and genetic screening tools. Their Optoelectronics division designs and builds digital imaging and specialty lighting equipment. The Fluid Sciences division makes precision valves, seals, and pneumatic joints. Image File history File links PerkinElmer. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Wellesley is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Health science is the discipline of applied science which deals with human and animal health. ... Optoelectronics is the study and application of electronic devices that interact with light. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Green up arrow for a positive change in revenue from last fiscal year. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ... A fiscal year or financial year is a 12-month period used for calculating annual (yearly) financial reports in businesses and other organizations. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Website - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A multinational corporation (MNC) or multinational enterprise (MNE) or transnational corporation (TNC) or multinational organization (MNO) is a corporation or enterprise that manages production establishments or delivers services in at least two countries. ... Optoelectronics is the study and application of electronic devices that interact with light. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Radiology. ...


PerkinElmer is part of the S&P 500 index and operates in 125 countries. As of 2005, it has a market capitalization of ~2.5 billion. The S&P 500 is a list of 500 US corporations, ordered by market capitalization. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Market capitalization, often abbreviated to market cap, is a measurement of corporate size that refers to the current stock price times the number of outstanding shares. ...


History

PerkinElmer traces its history back to two companies: EG&G and Perkin-Elmer that merged in 1999. EG&G began in 1931; It was started by two MIT professors, Harold Edgerton and Kenneth Germeshausen in a Boston garage. The company was originally incorporated in 1947 as EG&G. Perkin-Elmer was founded in 1937 by Richard Perkin and Charles Elmer as an optical design and consulting company. In 1944, Perkin-Elmer entered the analytical instruments business, and in the early 1990s, partnered with Hoffmann-La Roche to pioneer the Polymerase Chain Reaction equipment industry. In 1992 they merged with Applied Biosystems. In 1997 they merged with Perseptive Biosystems. In May 2006 they acquired Spectral Genomics, a microarray chip company. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT, MapúaTech or simply Mapúa) is a private, non-sectarian, Filipino tertiary institute located in Intramuros, Manila. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Richard Dick Scott Perkin (1906–1969) was an American optician. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd. ... Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a molecular biology technique, invented in 1985 by Kary B. Mullis,[1] for enzymatically replicating DNA without using a living organism, such as E. coli or yeast. ... Spectral Genomics, Inc. ...


Perkin-Elmer was commissioned to build the optical components of the Hubble Space Telescope. The construction of the main mirror was begun in 1979 and completed in 1981. However the polishing ran over budget and behind schedule, producing some friction with NASA. Due to incorrect callibration of a null-corrector, the resulting mirror was found to be flawed after it reached orbit on STS-31. Corrective optics were installed on the telescope during the service and repair mission STS-61. The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a telescope in orbit around the Earth. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NASA logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... The 35th Space Shuttle mission, STS-31 using Space Shuttle Discovery, launched April 24, 1990, and returned April 29. ... // Crew Commander: Richard O. Covey (4) Pilot: Kenneth D. Bowersox (2) Payload Commander: F. Story Musgrave (5) Mission Specialist 1: Kathryn C. Thornton (3) Mission Specialist 2: Claude Nicollier (2) - ESA Switzerland Mission Specialist 3: Jeffrey A. Hoffman (4) Mission Specialist 5: Thomas D. Akers (3) Mission parameters Mass: Orbiter...


External links

  • Corporate website.
  • SEC filings for PerkinElmer, Inc.

  Results from FactBites:
 
PerkinElmer rides infant-testing wave - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Biotechnology - Business (945 words)
PerkinElmer helped lobby for the tests, and despite some controversies it expects revenue for its genetic screening unit roughly to double in coming years, from $120 million in 2004, following the federal action.
PerkinElmer says it's the only company with approvals from the US Food and Drug Administration to sell certain equipment for screening, so the likelihood of competition is slim.
PerkinElmer executives said the company doesn't take a position on whether the extra tests are appropriate, but expects more screenings to become standard as new treatments develop.
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