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Alan Fletcher Named VP at PerkinElmer

Photonics.com
Jul 2008
Life sciences and photonics company PerkinElmer Inc. of Waltham, Mass., announced that Alan Fletcher, PhD, has joined the company as vice president of business development for its Life and Analytical Sciences business.  Fletcher will be responsible for growing the biodiscovery business through strategic partnerships and alliances in life science research, and introducing new technologies for GPCR, kinase and biomarker drug target classes. Fletcher, a 20-year veteran of the drug discovery and life science industries, joins PerkinElmer from GE Healthcare, where he held several positions in the company's life science and discovery systems business units. Prior to this, Fletcher held leadership roles for several companies in the areas of consumer products, biotechnology, R&D, and technology transfer. He has a doctorate in biochemical pharmacology from the University of London and has published papers on drug discovery and high throughput screening. Fletcher has served on the board of the Society of Biomolecular Sciences since 2002.



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photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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