PerkinElmer, Inc., today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Perten Instruments Group AB. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Perten is a global supplier of advanced analytical instruments for quality control of food, grain, flour and feed.  The acquisition is expected to significantly expand PerkinElmer’s presence in the rapidly growing area of food testing.

By adding Perten’s analysis platforms, along with its leading food quality calibration database, PerkinElmer will build upon its broad offerings for food safety and quality testing throughout the development and manufacturing processes.  PerkinElmer’s comprehensive solution will include detection capabilities, materials characterization and deterrent tools for chemicals, toxins and nutrients, along with analytics and data management.

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