PerkinElmer Collaborates with Malaysia's Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman to Study Agriculture Industry Safety

PerkinElmer Collaborates with Malaysia's Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman to Study Agriculture Industry Safety

July 25, 2014 at 12:00 AM EDT
WHAT: PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced a collaboration with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Perak Campus, a not-for -profit teaching and research university in Malaysia. PerkinElmer is providing UTAR with its chromatography solutions to test the safety of local food products. This research is intended to provide the local agriculture industry with valuable insights and information on contaminants, adulterants and overall food safety in an effort to improve environmental health and leading to better outcomes for human health.
HOW: PerkinElmer is installing a FlexarTM FX-10 UHPLC liquid chromatography instrument at UTAR to enable professors and students to perform fundamental applications research on a wide range of agricultural products. Initial research projects will focus on determining the presence and levels of sialic acid in edible bird nest.
WHY: "As a university that is well known for excellence in teaching and research to benefit our local community, UTAR's collaboration with PerkinElmer will have an impact on improving the food supply chain and help Malaysia's agriculture industry support compliance with safety regulations," said Dr. Lim Tuck Meng, Faculty of Science Dean, UTAR. "Together with PerkinElmer's continued support, we hope to expand our future joint endeavours to cover a broader range of research areas."

"Providing our detection capabilities and technical expertise to UTAR will help its researchers make a difference in the local agriculture industry in Malaysia," said Tan Boon Chun, Country Manager, PerkinElmer Malaysia. "This collaboration illustrates how our solutions and industry knowledge help scientists, government professionals and clinicians to address important issues for food producers and consumers."
MORE: 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 2013, has about 7,600 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.

Established in 2002 with just 411 students, today, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) offers more than 110 programmes in fields including Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Agriculture, Arts, Business and Economics, Creative Industries and Design, Engineering and Built Environment, Information and Communication Technology, Life and Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Process Management, Medicine and Health Sciences, and Social Science and Education to over 23,000 students in its nine faculties, three institutes and three centres located in three Klang Valley campuses in Bandar Sungai Long, Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya and the main campus in Kampar which was awarded the Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (Malaysian Institute of Architects) gold award in the education category in 2013. With an alumni number of over 33,000, UTAR graduates have an employability rate of 97% within six months of graduation over the years. For more information, go to www.utar.edu.my.

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