PerkinElmer Increases Commitment to Prenatal Screening, Diagnostics & Maternal Health with New Long Island Facility : Expanded and Enhanced Facilities and Services to Meet the Needs of More Patients, Healthcare Providers and Third Party Administrators

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PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader in Health Sciences and Photonics, today announced that its NTD Laboratories (NTD) subsidiary relocated its headquarters, prenatal screening laboratory, and research and development (R&D) laboratory to Melville, Long Island. NTD Laboratories is a premier provider of prenatal screening for Down syndrome, trisomy 18/13 and open neural tube defects in the United States.

For example, NTD will have the capability to translate research in pre-eclampsia to expand maternal health.

The new facility will enable NTD to meet increased demand for advanced prenatal screening technology including the Ultra-Screen® free Beta hCG/PAPP-A/NT Down syndrome screen and other prenatal screening and diagnostics as PerkinElmer continues to expand its maternal healthcare offerings. The New York Department of Health certified facility will also include a maternal sample bank.

"The Melville facility was designed to meet growing demand for advanced prenatal monitoring technologies, expanded capacity for analytical services and R&D, and expanded maternal health services," said Ann-Christine Sundell, president, Genetic Screening, PerkinElmer. "For example, NTD will have the capability to translate research in pre-eclampsia to expand maternal health."

Sundell noted that the 22,000-square-foot facility will include an information technology system based on the company's highly successful Specimen Gate® LIMS software used in many U.S. state laboratories to handle several hundred thousand bloodspot samples.

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PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global technology leader driving growth and innovation in Health Sciences and Photonics markets to improve the quality of life. The Company reported revenues of $1.8 billion in 2007, has approximately 9,100 employees serving customers in more than 150 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through or 1-877-PKI-NYSE.

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