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PerkinElmer Opens Center of Excellence in Singapore

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.

PerkinElmer said the new CoE would have the company's instruments, software, and reagents for use by biotech, pharmaceutical, and academic customers in scientific workshops, demonstrations, and customer support and training. The center's technologies will focus on automation and detection, cellular imaging and analysis, and drug discovery and research reagents. The CoE also will provide classes on techniques for assay development.

The center will serve as a training facility for life science researchers throughout the Pacific Rim. It will be operated by PerkinElmer's Bio-discovery business unit.

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