30-May-2003 - PerkinElmer LAS (Germany) GmbH

PerkinElmer announces new partnership with Pfizer Global Research & Development

PerkinElmer, Inc. a provider of drug discovery, life science research and analytical solutions, today announced that its new OneSource(SM) Laboratory Services business has signed an expanded agreement to provide a wide range of laboratory services for Pfizer Global Research & Development (PGRD) in Nerviano, Italy.

Under this new partnership agreement, PerkinElmer will provide repair, maintenance, and validation services for sophisticated liquid chromatography systems as well as autosamplers and interfaces originally supplied by eight different manufacturers. In addition, PerkinElmer OneSource engineers will be stationed on-site and available as needed to sustain PGRD's ongoing laboratory instrument operations.

The Nerviano site is one of PGRD's main research facilities. Of its roughly 1,000 employees, more than 700 are primarily devoted to oncology drug discovery, pre-clinical and medical development and regulatory projects.

"Our recently-expanded agreement with PGRD reflects the growing need for service partnerships that extend beyond essential maintenance and repair of individual instruments," said Peter Coggins, president, PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences. "OneSource simplifies management of today's complex systems, which require broad technical competencies, complicated protocols and procedures challenging validation and qualification. Many of our largest customers are being challenged to improve productivity and comply with a host of regulations across multiple sites and functions. OneSource reduces this burden and helps labs maximize the potential of key assets by predictably maintaining instrument operations and improving the productivity of their staffs."

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