WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. (NYSE:PKI), a global leader focused on improving the health and
safety of people and the environment, today announced that it has been
named 2014 "Company of the Year" by Instrument Business Outlook (IBO),
a newsletter published by Strategic Directions International, Inc., an
industry analyst firm focused on life science and analytical
instruments, equipment and related products.
IBO described PerkinElmer as an "industry pioneer" and
"prodigious developer of advanced-technology instrumentation," selected
for its "strong financial performance, market leadership, innovative
product introductions and key strategic investments." The award
recognizes how the Company has "led the way in adapting to the
challenges and opportunities of the industry."
"PerkinElmer is truly honored to receive this distinction for our many
technological, strategic and financial achievements in 2014," said
Robert Friel, Chairman and CEO, PerkinElmer. "We are committed to
delivering advanced solutions and services to help customers gain
critical insights, make breakthrough discoveries, and positively impact
human and environmental health."
IBO cited PerkinElmer's strengths in several markets, including
diagnostics (newborn and infectious disease screening in emerging
markets), food testing, and environmental analysis, as key
differentiators in its selection for the award. The Company's recent
acquisition of Perten Instruments Group expanded its food testing
technology portfolio, while its Ceiba Solutions acquisition enhanced its OneSource®
Several of PerkinElmer's new innovations launched in 2014 also
contributed to this honor, including: the Lamina™
multilabel slide scanner, the Opera®
Phenix next generation confocal high content screening system, the Solaris™
quantitative optical molecular imaging system, and the
LabChip® GX Touch and LabChip GXII TouchTM automated
IBO also described PerkinElmer as a "growing, profitable
provider of advanced instrumentation with name recognition that is
envied and attests to its many contributions to the industry. The
Company is also quite attuned to today's market realities and continues
to develop the technology solutions for humankind's most pressing
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 2013, 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.
Brian Willinsky, +1-781-663-5728
Source: PerkinElmer, Inc.
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