PerkinElmer Inc is a Massachusetts corporation, founded in 1947. The Company provides products, services and solutions to the diagnostics, research, environmental, industrial and laboratory services markets. Through its technologies, solutions, and services, it addresses critical issues that help to improve the health and safety of people and their environment. The Company reports its business in two segments: Human Health and Environmental Health. Its Human Health segment concentrates on developing diagnostics, tools and applications to help detect diseases earlier and more accurately and to accelerate the discovery and development of critical new therapies. Within the Human Health segment, it serves both the Diagnostics and Research Markets. In Diagnostics Markets it provides early detection for genetic disorders from pre-conception to early childhood, as well as digital x-ray flat panel detectors and infectious disease testing for the diagnostics market. In the Research market, it provides suite of solutions including reagents, liquid handling and detection and imaging technologies that enable researchers to improve the drug discovery process. Its main products for Human Health applications includes DELFIA Xpress screening platform, NeoGram, MS/MS AAAC in vitro diagnostic kit, NeoBase, Non-derivatized MS/MS kit, Specimen Gate informatics data management solution, XRD family of amorphous silicon digital x-ray flat panel detectors, Opera high content screening system and Operetta high content imaging system, UltraVIEW VoX 3D live cell imaging system and Asset Genius, an informatics-based business intelligence solution. Its Environmental Health segment provides products, services and solutions to facilitate the creation of safer food and consumer products, more secure surroundings and efficient energy resources. The Environmental Health segment serves the environmental, industrial and laboratory services markets. Its main products Environmental Health applications includes Clarus series of gas chromatographs, Flexar series of liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry instruments and LAMBDA UV/Vis series. The Company's main brands include AlphaLISA, AlphaScreen, Asset Genius, AutoDELFIA, BACS-on-Beads, BoBs, cell:explorer, Chem3D, ChemBioOffice, ChemDraw, Columbus, Datalytix, Dexela CMOS FPDs, Elsevier's Reaxys, EnLite, Ensemble for Biology, Ensemble for Chemistry and Ensemble for QA/QC. Its customers include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, laboratories, academic and research institutions, public health authorities, private healthcare organizations, doctors and government agencies. It competes with foreign and domestic organizations, which produce a comprehensive array of goods and services. The Company's operations are subject to various foreign, federal, state and local safety laws.
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