NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – PerkinElmer announced Tuesday it has signed an agreement to serve as the exclusive collaborator with China's National Health and Family Planning Commission to create and implement a newborn screening training program focused on rural China.

Under the three-year agreement, PerkinElmer will provide its diagnostic tests and expertise to develop and roll out a program that will "substantially increase adoption and access to newborn screening in China," the company said.

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