WALTHAM, Mass. – June 7, 2012 – PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced that it will establish a new Personalized Health Innovation Center of Excellence. The Center will focus on accelerating scientific innovation to help researchers who are working to eradicate disease and extend the quality and longevity of life.
The mission of the Center will be to create new enabling technologies for scientists developing and commercializing new diagnostic and therapeutic products. Located at the Company’s facility in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, the Center will expand to a total of 350 employees and is projected to be fully operational by late 2012.
Kevin Hrusovsky, President, Life Sciences & Technology, PerkinElmer, said, “We are delighted to establish our new Center of Excellence, which will serve as an exciting example of PerkinElmer’s commitment to, and culture of, innovation. It will act as a foundation and catalyst for future advances in personalized health, as it concentrates the knowledge of our life sciences R&D and commercial leaders for greater scientific collaboration. The expertise promoted by the Center will help bring novel and disruptive solutions to our customers, aiding their research in next generation treatments, early detection and disease prevention.”
The newly developed Center will bring together leaders from within PerkinElmer's chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology and reagent development R&D teams. PerkinElmer will leverage its scientific expertise with the goal of developing transformative in vitro to in vivo solutions, facilitating the development of personalized health solutions in the clinic. The facility will focus on the collaborative development of key enabling applications solutions in genomics, imaging, biomarkers, biotherapeutics, targeted small molecule development and cell-based assay solutions. It will also showcase a complete solutions-based demonstration laboratory for customers and collaborators.
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 $1.9 billion in 2011, has about 7,000 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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