For Neil Cook, the fun is in what you can’t do. His career has largely revolved around searching for the technology breakthroughs to solve problems that haven’t even cropped up yet.

Cook, the new CSO and vice president of life sciences R&D at PerkinElmer charged with coordinating the company’s global R&D efforts, says, “If you forecast far enough and accurately enough where the science is going, then you can usually specify the challenges ahead.”

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