PerkinElmer, Inc, a global company focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, announced its plans to establish a state-of-the-art Bio-pharma Center of Excellence in Hyderabad, India.
The center which will open in October this year will be the second high-tech facility recently established by PerkinElmer in India. The Hyderabad facility complements the recently-opened PerkinElmer Technology and Innovations Facility in Mumbai, established in May 2008 and dedicated to environmental health sciences.
The new Bio-pharma center will provide regional PerkinElmer clients and partners in India with access to established and emerging drug discovery and pharmaceutical quality assurance and control applications and technologies, training facilities and expertise. The Hyderabad facility will also support focused research efforts in screening and profiling technologies.
PerkinElmer India customers will have early access to new applications as they are developed, as well as the opportunity to help guide development of future technologies based on their current and emerging research requirements.
"The planned new center of Excellence in Hyderabad strongly demonstrates PerkinElmer's continued commitment to India, and our support for the expansion of the health and environmental infrastructures of emerging growth nations," said Dr Fedja Bobanovic, president, PerkinElmer India. "We are excited about the prospects of our expanded investment in this dynamic and globally significant market, which presents compelling growth opportunities in environmental monitoring, neonatal and maternal screening, and pharmaceutical research."
The new center will enable the company to provide a special focus to the drug discovery market, thereby strengthening its position in this market as a whole and in particular the southern region.
PerkinElmer plans to substantially broaden its India presence in areas such as pharmaceuticals, drug discovery, chemicals, petrochemicals, academics, biofuels, food and beverages, and expanding links with government and private research institutes, in creating and marketing world class products and services with a focused solution-based approach.
PerkinElmer India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PerkinElmer, operates as a direct sales, service and marketing operation targeting India's thriving life science and analytical instrumentation markets. PerkinElmer India serves approximately 1500 customers across various industries, including pharmaceutical, government, environmental, petrochemical and chemical. The company provides precision instrumentation, testing systems and components, software and services for a wide range of scientific and industrial laboratory applications. Its products are used in predictive diagnostics, personalized medicine and environmental monitoring. PerkinElmer India currently employs approximately 170 people in Bangalore, Baroda, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkatta, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Chandigarh and Lucknow.
PerkinElmer is a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and their environment.