PerkinElmer Collaborates with Johnson & Johnson Innovation to Provide Resources and Expertise to JLABS @South San Francisco
WALTHAM, Mass. - March 3, 2015 - PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced a collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation to provide JLABS @South San Francisco (JLABS @SSF), a newly-opened life science incubator, with instruments and lab services to address the research needs of resident startups. PerkinElmer will also provide on-site staff, training and scientific application support as a new offering to JLABS residents.
"It is critical that growing companies in the healthcare and scientific space have access to the most cutting-edge lab infrastructure, assets, application knowledge and support to help drive their research efforts," said Jim Corbett, President, Human Health, PerkinElmer. "We look forward to working together with Johnson & Johnson Innovation to identify and meet the research needs of entrepreneurs as they advance their science and make breakthrough discoveries."
The collaboration will enable JLABS @SSF residents to perform a variety of research and development activities using PerkinElmer's advanced imaging and detection solutions for a wide range of life sciences and environmental health applications. These include: sample preparation, protein characterization, screening new drugs, performing assays for drug discovery, mass spectrometry analysis, next-generation sequencing, identifying adulterants and contaminants, and forensics testing.
This approach aligns with the JLABS model, which provides lab space, instrumentation and other resources, such as operational support, education and business services to emerging life science companies in the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, and digital health spaces.
PerkinElmer's OneSource® Laboratory Services team of certified engineers and scientific staff will also provide on-site expertise and knowledge to assist the companies with their scientific processes. These services, which help reduce lab complexities and increase efficiencies, include: information services, compliance services, scientific services, lab relocation services and asset services, including asset management for multivendor instrument service and repair.
About PerkinElmer, Inc.
PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment. The Company reported revenue of approximately $2.2 billion in 2014, has about 7,700 employees serving customers in more than 150 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through 1-877-PKI-NYSE, or at www.perkinelmer.com.