Product News: PerkinElmer Expand Knowledge Management Portfolio

15 Apr 2011

PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CambridgeSoft Corporation, and has completed the purchase of ArtusLabs, Inc. The expansion of PerkinElmer's informatics and software offerings will enable customers to rapidly access and share enterprise-wide data for faster, more informed scientific decisions.

“The ability to integrate scientific tools and informatics is becoming increasingly critical for our customers as they look to drive productivity and speed to market,” said Robert Friel, chief executive officer and chairman, PerkinElmer, Inc. “These acquisitions combined with our existing offerings, particularly our OneSource® laboratory asset management services, make us uniquely qualified to enable highly efficient laboratory environments and increased scientific productivity.” OneSource, PerkinElmer’s consolidated instrument service, is unparalleled in the industry.

Multivendor engineers can be onsite in less than an hour to calibrate, qualify, or maintain instruments from any leading manufacturer. Experts in lab technologies such as HPLC, LC/MS, GC, and GC/MS, these engineers offer advice as well as service. Cost savings of 10-20% in the first year are typical.

PerkinElmer’s laboratory informatics portfolio also includes Laboratory Information Management Systems. Learn more about how LABWORKS LIMS can expand the walls of your laboratory, and deliver the right information to the right people at the right time. PerkinElmer have recently launched a new webcast series including topics that range from LIMS basics to industry-specific applications. They are available at no cost to lab professionals. There is also a new LIMS User Forum allowing customers from around the globe to share their experiences and insights with other users and the PerkinElmer Informatics team.

About CambridgeSoft Corporation

CambridgeSoft Corporation is a leading supplier of discovery, collaboration, and knowledge enterprise solutions, desktop software, scientific databases and professional services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemical industries. The Company provides enterprise solutions, desktop software, scientific databases, and professional services for biotechnology, drug discovery and chemical research, including software, databases, and web sites which enable customers to create, analyze and communicate chemical, biological, and scientific information more effectively.

About ArtusLabs, Inc.

ArtusLabs, Inc. focuses on providing Web 2.0 enabled software solutions to the pharmaceutical and related industries. Its flagship product, Ensemble, blends social networking, collaboration, and refined scientific data mining to drive the research process, leading to faster time to market. ArtusLabs was founded by a proven team that was one of the pioneers of the Enterprise Electronic Lab Notebook marketplace.