Healthcare Industry Leader Joins March of Dimes Board of Trustees

      Healthcare Industry Leader Joins March of Dimes Board of Trustees

PR Newswire

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 15, 2013

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --James Corbett, a
senior executive with PerkinElmer, a global technology company headquartered
in Massachusetts, has been elected to the March of Dimes National Board of
Trustees, it was announced today.

March of Dimes trustees, who serve as volunteers with five-year terms,
represent the public in governing the organization and advancing its mission.
Mr. Corbett joins a distinguished group of more than 30 trustees as the
organization celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.

Mr. Corbett is a corporate officer of PerkinElmer and senior vice president of
the Company's Diagnostics business.

"Thanks to the continued support of PerkinElmer, we're able to offer
educational programs to help parents and families navigate hospital neonatal
intensive care experience," said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March
of Dimes. "We're so pleased Mr. Corbett, who represents our longstanding
partner, PerkinElmer, is willing to take on this new role, share his expertise
and work with us to give more babies a healthy start in life."

Mr. Corbett joined PerkinElmer in 2007 when the Company acquired ViaCord™, a
family cord blood banking business, where Mr. Corbett served as president. He
has more than 25 years of healthcare experience and extensive knowledge in
developing and implementing strategic plans to drive commercial growth.
PerkinElmer has been a corporate sponsor of March of Dimes for more than a
decade, supporting the NICU Family Support Program.

Prior to joining ViaCord, Mr. Corbett co-founded CADx Systems, a company
focused on the oncology market. Mr. Corbett also held a variety of sales and
marketing positions at Abbott Laboratories. He received his bachelor's degree
from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He lives in Winthrop,
Massachusetts and has two children, Kathryn and Maggie.

More than 4 million babies are born in the United States each year and for the
past 75 years, the March of Dimes has helped each and every one of them
through research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. The March of Dimes is
the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With
chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies^®, the March of
Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects,
premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and
information, visit or Find us on Facebook and
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The 2013 March for Babies is sponsored nationally by the March of Dimes number
one corporate supporter Kmart, Farmers Insurance Group, Macy's, Cigna, Sanofi
Famous Footwear, Actavis, Mission Pharmacal, and United Airlines.

SOURCE March of Dimes

Contact: Elizabeth Lynch, +1-914-997-4286,, or Todd P.
Dezen, +1-914-997-4608,
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