PerkinElmer increases commitment to Pacific Rim


PerkinElmer opens a second Centre of Excellence (COE) in Singapore

PerkinElmer, a global leader in life sciences, has opened a second Centre of Excellence (COE) in Singapore, increasing its commitment to the Pacific Rim.

The new COE will serve as a training and knowledge-sharing facility for life sciences researchers located throughout the region.

Operated by PerkinElmer’s Bio-discovery business unit, the centre will provide advanced solutions in the areas of automation and detection, cellular imaging and analysis, and drug discovery and research reagents. This is the second COE to be opened by the company within a year.

Daniel Marshak, PerkinElmer’s chief scientific officer, said the centre underscores the company’s commitment to environmental and human health and to becoming a more significant partner in Singapore’s growing life sciences community.

‘The new centre is also a testament to the compelling advantages of local and regional expertise,’ he added. ‘As we continue to expand into cellular sciences, we greatly anticipate working closely with both our regional and global customers through the new centre.’

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PerkinElmer’s first Singapore-based COE was opened in March 2008, dedicated to the critical issues surrounding environmental health. It supports a range of detection instrumentation and applications for environmental, food, materials and oil industries, as well as for expanding the company’s EcoAnalytix initiative that addresses food and consumer product safety, water quality and sustainable energy development.