NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer has opened a second Center of Excellence in Singapore with a focus on life science research, the firm said this past weekend.

The firm said that the CoE, which is located at the A*Star Biopolis research complex, follows the opening last year of its Singapore CoE for environmental, food, materials, and oil applications.

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