PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE:PKI), a global leader in Health Sciences and Photonics, today announced that its analytical solutions are being used by the Beijing Municipal Center for Food Safety Monitoring (BFSM) in a mobile laboratory supporting the Beijing Games. PerkinElmer instrumentation, software and expertise are supporting testing for volatile organic compounds in beverages and pesticides in food products.
WALTHAM, Mass. (Business Wire EON) August 7, 2008 -- Since the fall of 2007, PerkinElmer has provided a dedicated applications expert to BFSM, working onsite at the headquarters laboratory to help guide development of methods and applications to support the laboratory and help ensure the safety of the food supply for residents. This expert helped deploy the methods to a mobile lab to support the influx of athletes and international visitors to Beijing expected in August and September. More than 10,000 athletes are expected to dine in the village for sporting teams and an additional 500,000 visitors are anticipated to watch the action and participate in the festivities.
"As part of fulfilling PerkinElmer's commitment to global health and well-being, we are thrilled to provide expertise, insights and solutions through our Shanghai Global Application Center to the Beijing Center," said Richard Begley, Ph.D., president, Analytical Sciences, PerkinElmer. "Food safety is a key platform in our EcoAnalytix™ initiative, which addresses the global imperatives of food and consumer product safety, water quality and sustainable energy development to create a healthy and safe environment."
Collaborating with PerkinElmer on method development on the Clarus Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS) for the detection of contaminants such as pesticides has accelerated BFSM's capability to conduct accurate analysis and evaluation on food. "We have no
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