An advanced Instrumentation facility for researchers and students of life sciences set up by PerkinElmer, a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, was inaugurated today at IISER Pune. The PerkinElmer-IISER Pune Centre of Excellence is a cutting-edge instrumentation facility that will help educate the region’s current and future scientists on high-throughput analyses in life sciences.
The facility will house instruments such as high content analysis and automated liquid handling workstations, plate readers, and those for multispectral imaging and DNA/RNA analysis. The Centre plans to hold annual workshops that will be open to scientists across India.
According to Jayashree Thacker, President, PerkinElmer India, “This collaboration is another step toward supporting the Skill India campaign, which helps researchers and students develop advanced competencies in life sciences research.”
She further added, “The opening of this new facility and our collaboration with IISER supports the expansion of PerkinElmer and our relationships with leading research organizations in India, further positioning us to deliver innovative solutions for our customers.”
Speaking at the event, Prof K N Ganesh, Director, IISER Pune said, “This Centre is an example of an exemplary industry-academia collaboration. The advanced bio-analytical set up by PerkinElmer will not only hone the analytical skills of undergraduate students but also elevate their understanding of interdisciplinary science and will nurture the institute mandate of integrating teaching with state-of-the-art research.”