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PerkinElmer Extends Services for Specialty Rx Lab Minerva

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer today announced it is extending its OneSource Laboratory Services contract with specialty pharmaceutical testing laboratory Minerva Scientific.

PerkinElmer has been providing services to Minerva, based in Derbyshire, UK, to maximize its instrument uptime since 2003.

Terms of the extension were not disclosed.

In a statement, PerkinElmer said that Minerva uses a range of analytical instruments that includes liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and infrared systems, as well as liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and LC-MS/MS platforms.

"Recognizing that the servicing of MS systems requires specialist skills, we rely on OneSource … for this capability," Ian Brown, technical director for Minerva, said in a statement.

PerkinElmer launched OneSource in 2003. Earlier this year, the company and VWR International said they would be developing a joint lab services offering combining OneSource with VWR's services for equipment such as pipettes and pH meters.

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