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PerkinElmer to Supply Neonatal Screening Tech to Russian Health Ministry

NEW YORK, May 2 (GenomeWeb News) - PerkinElmer said yesterday that it has signed a multi-year agreement with the Russian Ministry of Health to supply neonatal screening technology in the country.

 

PerkinElmer said the agreement follows a recent decision by the Russian Ministry to expand to five from two the number of standard tests in its national screening program, which will now also include screening tests for cystic fibrosis, adrenal hyperplasia, and galactosemia.

 

Under the terms of the agreement, PerkinElmer will provide multiple Russian laboratories with its DELFIA screening platform, including reagents, software, and instrumentation for screening those disorders, as well as for the existing tests for hypothyroidism and phenylketonuria.

 

Financial details were not disclosed.

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