PerkinElmer, Inc.
Sep 2, 2010
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PerkinElmer OneSource Extends Service Contract with Minerva Scientific (UK) to Maximize Laboratory Productivity for Pharmaceutical Analysis

WALTHAM, Massachusetts - PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced the extension of their OneSource Laboratory Services contract with Minerva Scientific, a specialist pharmaceutical testing laboratory based in Derbyshire, UK.

In order to maintain a competitive edge, independent testing laboratories are under increasing pressure to reduce project turnaround times. PerkinElmer has been providing Minerva Scientific solutions for maximizing instrument uptime since 2003.

Understanding the needs of analytical testing companies, OneSource Laboratory Services facilitates faster and higher sample throughput through multi-vendor instrument repair, maintenance and qualification. Minerva Scientific deploys a range of analytical instrumentation from ubiquitous Liquid Chromatography (LC), Gas Chromatography (GC) and Infrared (IR) systems to more specialized Liquid Chromatography /Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS) and LC/MS/MS systems to provide pharmaceutical product release testing, quality assurance (QA), stability testing and analytical method development. PerkinElmer has proven capabilities in providing complete asset management and has invested in maintenance solutions for a broad range of technologies, including mass spectrometry systems, optimizing instrument uptime while maintaining data quality and integrity.

Ian Brown, Technical Director, Minerva Scientific UK, noted: “Recognizing that the servicing of MS systems requires specialist skills, we rely on OneSource from PerkinElmer for this capability. They provide breakdown cover for our high demand MS systems, maximizing laboratory productivity.”

Hansueli Goeldi, European Service Leader, PerkinElmer commented: “Standard instrumentation, as well as highly specialized MS systems are covered by OneSource Laboratory Services, and this has allowed Minerva Scientific to control costs and improve productivity through consolidation of equipment maintenance and qualification through one supplier.”

PerkinElmer OneSource provides an integrated suite of multi-vendor laboratory services, including corrective and preventative maintenance, qualification, calibration, relocation and asset disposition. Encompassing all major equipment manufacturers and technologies, OneSource now looks after 400,000 analytical and life science laboratory assets in over 120 countries worldwide. For more information about the comprehensive range of OneSource laboratory services, please visit: www.perkinelmer.com/onesource

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 about 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 1-877-PKI-NYSE, or at www.perkinelmer.com.

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PerkinElmer (UK) Ltd.
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