SHELTON, CT - PerkinElmer Inc., a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, has been honored with an innovation award by the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership, Inc. for the Company’s achievement in developing new products and services.
The gold-level honor was awarded to PerkinElmer’s Shelton-based teams, in recognition of the Company’s achievements in Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS), an extremely sensitive laboratory technique used for the determination of trace elements at the part-per-trillion level. The title of the Company’s winning entry in the competition was "Dramatically improving instrument robustness while reducing user maintenance in ICP-MS through the use of a novel interface and ion optical design."
"We are very pleased to be honored by the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership," said Dusty Tenney, president, Analytical Sciences and Laboratory Services, PerkinElmer, Inc. "Through the collaboration of many PerkinElmer employees, we focused our efforts on innovation, quality, and productivity to deliver customer value. The award-winning NexIONTM 300 ICP-MS underscores the value of collaboration between our North American centers of excellence to achieve impressive performance results for our customers and for our business."
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) is PerkinElmer’s award-winning solution integrating novel technologies in the Company’s new NexION 300 series ICP-MS instruments - by incorporating a triple cone interface together with a quadruple ion deflector, the instrument stability has been dramatically improved while the user-maintenance interval has been greatly extended to 12-18 months. This translates into more accurate information and significantly improved uptime for the customer, resulting in greater productivity and reduced operating costs.
The Connecticut Quality Improvement Award (CQIA) is the nation's first state-level quality award using the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Performance Excellence criteria in a campaign to advance innovative programs that improve quality, performance and marketplace competitiveness (Malcolm Baldrige was Secretary of Commerce during the Reagan Administration). The 'Five Steps to the Baldrige Award' with the entry-level CQIA Innovation Prize, mid-level Breakthrough Award, and highest-level Leadership Quality Award recognize manufacturing and service companies, health care, education, government, and other not-for-profit organizations. The Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership, Inc., a Connecticut nonprofit 501©(3) tax exempt corporation, receives no money from state or federal government. All funding comes from application fees, conference registration, and generous sponsors.
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 $1.8 billion in 2009 has around 8,800 employees serving customers in more than 150 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through www.perkinelmer.com or 1-877-PKI-NYSE.
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