PerkinElmer inaugurated its largest instrument manufacturing facility in the world in Jurong, Singapore, last week.
PerkinElmer’s facility at JTC MedTech Hub serves as a global manufacturing site for the company’s detection and analytical instruments, specializing in a variety of advanced applications, including atomic absorption, mass spectrometry and gas chromatography.
The site also houses two demonstration laboratories in which customers can have hands-on experience with PerkinElmer’s technologies.
“Opening this new site in JTC MedTech Hub reaffirms PerkinElmer’s commitment to operating our business and growing our customer base here in Singapore and throughout Southeast Asia,” said Robert Friel, chairman and chief executive officer of PerkinElmer. “We offer a broad portfolio of solutions and services to our customers to help them solve challenges within the life sciences, food, diagnostics and applied markets.”
The ceremony was graced by the guest of honor, Dr. Koh Poh Koon, senior minister of state for the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
“We welcome more companies to use Singapore as a living lab to experiment with new business models or collaborative frameworks for the region and the world. The government will continue to play an enabler role to facilitate companies in their efforts to build new business models around big data and patient-centric care,” he said.
PerkinElmer first established its presence in Singapore in 1997 and currently has a total of more than 340 employees across two locations. Approximately 320 employees are located at the JTC MedTech Hub facility, which offers solutions to research professionals and laboratories in the environmental, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, petrochemical, life sciences and clinical diagnostics markets.