PerkinElmer Inc. (PKI) and Gilson Inc. signed a development deal that will see the Waltham, Mass.-based diagnostics and lab equipment maker create a mass spectrometer for Gilson’s liquid chromatography and solid phase extraction devices.
PerkinElmer and Middleton, Wis.-based Gilson said the deal calls for PKI to develop a dedicated single quadrupole mass spectrometer that Gilson will integrate into its preparative chromatography systems.
The deal builds on PerkinElmer’s May buyout of Analytica of Branford Inc., especially the single-quad and Time of Flight technologies that came with that deal. The company said developing those is “a critical strategic initiative for PerkinElmer.”
PerkinElmer posted third-quarter sales of $437.1 million, down 9 percent compared with $478.8 million during the same period last year. Net income was $13.6 million, or 14 cents per share, off $38.3 million from the $51.9 million, 35 cents-per-share profit reported for the third quarter of 2008.