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Environmental Analysis

Change is not new to environmental professionals, but the speed and complexity of that change is. Emerging contaminants, new methods and lower detection limits all make it challenging to keep pace. At the same time, scientists performing environmental testing are facing increasing numbers of samples, ever-higher productivity demands and the need to manage their labs in a sustainable manner.

PerkinElmer is committed to accelerating and optimizing your environmental testing results whatever your workflow looks like. We support you with:

  • High-throughput, cost-efficient solutions, so you can run as many samples as possible
  • Flexible technology to meet new analytical testing challenges and regulations
  • Easy-to-use workflows that enable everyone in your lab to contribute to delivering high-quality, reliable analytical results
  • Instruments and solutions which are sustainable by design and incorporate features to minimize maintenance, enhance instrument lifetime, reduce waste and provide energy savings

We provide turnkey solutions complete with analytical instrumentation, preset methods, and workflows, together with a robust consumables and accessories portfolio, informatics, service and technical support – all coming together to help your lab meet evolving testing requirements while operating in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way.

Environmental Spotlight


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Environmental Effects of Wildfires

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Tackling the Global Water Crisis: A Focus on Water Quality

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Video Q&A: Regulating Microplastics, Mitigating Macro Risks

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A Holistic Approach to Aquatic Microplastics Research

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Become an Agile Environmental Lab: Part III, Artificial Intelligence

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Become an Agile Environmental Lab: Part II, Cloud Computing

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Become an Agile Environmental Lab: Automation

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