PerkinElmer Launches Cloud-based Platform


PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and the environment, announced the launch of the Elements platform, a cloud-based expandable scientific collaboration tool for students and researchers, at the 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting.

The Elements platform is a first-of-its-kind tool for academic scientists providing a cost-efficient solution for safe, secure record keeping that eliminates the need for investment in digital infrastructure. “Despite the wide range of technology offerings available in the marketplace today, a recent study we conducted revealed that more than 75 percent of research academics still use a paper notebook for recording lab notes,” said Michael Elliott, CEO and Chief Analyst, Atrium Research & Consulting. “Electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) are changing this practice in how labs at major universities embrace electronic data capture, cloud-based applications and collaborative tools to modernize their research environments.”

The Elements platform was created through PerkinElmer’s 20+ years of experience developing scientific computing tools combined with the cloud-based scientific collaboration platform that PerkinElmer obtained through its recent acquisition of Wingu, Inc., a Google Ventures backed software development firm. This unique blend of capabilities allows PerkinElmer to deliver a cloud-based collaboration solution to an increasingly distributed global research marketplace.


  • Expandable platform: Sets the stage for a rapid pace of innovation by delivering an application framework for deep scientific support through modular apps that can be combined into sophisticated scientific experiments.
  • 100 percent cloud-based: Enables users to be up and running in minutes without the need for lengthy deployment and installation steps.
  • Electronic data capture: Facilitates easy, effective data capture and electronic collaboration within an individual research group or among varying research groups.
  • ChemDraw integration: Embeds PerkinElmer”s drawing tool so that chemical compounds and reactions can be easily drawn and captured in the Elements framework, in addition to creating publication-ready, scientifically intelligent drawings for use in databases and publications.

The new Elements platform expands upon PerkinElmer”s legacy in the ELN marketplace. The company created the E-Notebook, one of the industry's most widely deployed electronic laboratory notebooks.
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Phil McHale, PerkinElmer