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PerkinElmer Appoints Dr. John Sherwin to Lead Genetic Screening Laboratory Services

Mar 24, 2008

WALTHAM, Mass., Mar 24, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global technology leader in Health Sciences and Photonics, today announced that John E. Sherwin, Ph.D., has joined the Company as director of laboratory operations for its genetic screening business, reporting to Ann-Christine Sundell, president of genetic screening, PerkinElmer, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing and directing the growth of PerkinElmer's genetic screening laboratory services offerings, including PerkinElmer Genetics, Inc., a neonatal screening reference laboratory, and NTD Laboratories, a reference laboratory specializing in prenatal risk assessment.

Dr. Sherwin brings more than 30 years of pediatric and perinatal laboratory medicine experience to his new position, including nearly 20 years directing laboratories at hospitals in Chicago and Fresno, California. He joins PerkinElmer from the State of California, where he most recently served as acting chief of the Genetic Disease Branch, responsible for the operation of the State's entire prenatal and newborn screening program - the largest such program in the world. Prior to this, he was chief of the California Genetic Disease Laboratory for eight years. He has also held positions as senior technical director, general manager and chief operating officer of multimillion-dollar reference laboratories and has been a consultant to a variety of businesses and physician practices.

"John is a talented clinician and seasoned laboratory director with the scientific and operations expertise needed to lead our genetic screening reference laboratories," said Sundell. "We are fortunate to have someone with John's experience join our team as we continue to expand our world-class neonatal and prenatal/maternal health solutions and services portfolio to help protect the health of mothers and babies around the world from pregnancy to birth and beyond."

Dr. Sherwin is a past president of both the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, is active in the Association of Public Health Laboratories, and is a member of the governing council of the International Society for Newborn Screening. He holds a Ph.D. in biological science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Arizona, Tucson.

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