August 17, 2017
Leading Instrumentation Facility for Researchers and Students to Advance Knowledge of Life Sciences
PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, today announced PerkinElmer India’s opening of a Centre of Excellence at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune. As a cutting-edge instrumentation facility, PerkinElmer-IISER Pune Centre of Excellence will help educate the region’s current and future scientists on high-throughput analyses in life sciences.
The facility will house instruments such as high content analysis and automated liquid handling workstations, plate readers, and those for multispectral imaging and DNA/RNA analysis. The Centre plans to hold annual workshops that will be open to scientists across India.
According to Jayashree Thacker, President, PerkinElmer India, “This collaboration is another step toward supporting the Skill India campaign, which helps researchers and students develop advanced competencies in life sciences research.”
She further added, “The opening of this new facility and our collaboration with IISER supports the expansion of PerkinElmer and our relationships with leading research organizations in India, further positioning us to deliver innovative solutions for our customers.”
Speaking at the event, Prof K N Ganesh, Director IISER, Pune said, “This Centre is an example of an exemplary industry-academia collaboration. The advanced bio-analytical set up by Perkin Elmer will not only hone the analytical skills of undergraduate students’ but also elevate their understanding of interdisciplinary science and will nurture the Institute mandate of integrating teaching with state-of the-art research.”
About PerkinElmer India
Since 1981, PerkinElmer has offered instruments and services to customers in India, spanning a wide range of markets including diagnostics, pharmaceutical, food safety, agriculture, chemical, plastics and automotive. The Company established direct operations in India in 2004 and currently has more than 10,000 customers and over 450 employees in India.
In early 2016, PerkinElmer opened a laboratory in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to respond to the growing need for easier access to technologies that screen for and help diagnose prenatal and neonatal conditions.
About PerkinElmer, Inc
PerkinElmer is a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world. Our dedicated team of 9,000 employees worldwide is passionate about providing customers with an unmatched experience as they help solve critical issues especially impacting the diagnostics, discovery and analytical solutions markets. Our innovative detection, imaging, informatics and service capabilities, combined with deep market knowledge and expertise, help customers gain earlier and more accurate insights to improve lives and the world around us. The Company reported revenue of approximately $2.1 billion in 2016, serves customers in more than 150 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through 1-877-PKI-NYSE, or at www.perkinelmer.com.
About IISER Pune
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune is a teaching and research institute set up in 2006 by the MHRD, Govt of India with the primary goal of integrating high quality research with undergraduate teaching to improve science education in India and to enhance the number and quality of future researchers of the country. The institute offers a 5-year BS MS dual degree program, Integrated-PhD programs for bachelor level students, and PhD programs for Master’s level students in various disciplines of science and mathematics. Ranked 29 in 2016 National Institutional Ranking Framework, IISER Pune is among the top research and teaching organizations in India.