PerkinElmer announced two academic collaborations over the past week, one with New York's Jacobi Medical Center and the other with noted George Mason University researchers Lance Liotta and Emanuel Petricoin, aimed at developing new biomarker-discovery technologies.

The collaborations are the latest in a series of efforts by PerkinElmer to expand its biomarker-discovery capabilities and proteomics-based diagnostics portfolio while continuing its focus on the genetic and maternal screening markets.

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