WASHINGTON, DC 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

         Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): June 20, 2002

                                PerkinElmer, Inc.
               (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

       Massachusetts                        1-5075                04-2052042
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(State or Other Jurisdiction             (Commission           (IRS Employer
      of Incorporation)                  File Number)        Identification No.)

 45 William Street, Wellesley, Massachusetts                       02481
   (Address of Principal Executive Offices)                      (Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (781) 237-5100

                                 Not Applicable
          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

         This Current Report on Form 8-K is filed by PerkinElmer, Inc., a
Massachusetts corporation (the "Company"), in connection with the matters
described herein.


         On June 20, 2002, the Company engaged Deloitte & Touche LLP, effective
as of June 20, 2002, to serve as its independent public accountants for the
fiscal year ending December 29, 2002. The decision to engaged Deloitte & Touche
LLP was approved by the Company's Audit Committee of the Board of Directors
under authority of the Company's Board of Directors.

         During the Company's two most recent fiscal years and the subsequent
interim period prior to engaging Deloitte & Touche LLP, neither the Company nor
anyone acting on its behalf consulted with Deloitte & Touche LLP regarding
either (i) the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction,
either completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be
rendered on the Company's financial statements, and neither a written report nor
oral advice was provided to the Company by Deloitte & Touche LLP that was an
important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to any
accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue; or (ii) any matter that was
either the subject of a disagreement, as that term is defined in Item
304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions to Item 304 of
Regulation S-K, or a reportable event, as that term is defined in Item
304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                      PERKINELMER, INC.

Date:    June 20, 2002                By: /s/ Terrance L. Carlson
                                          Terrance L. Carlson
                                          Senior Vice President, General Counsel
                                          and Clerk