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Parker Hannifin Launches Life Sciences Business Unit

Originally Published MPMN April 2004


Parker Hannifin Launches Life Sciences Business Unit

Linear stages and motion control electronics developed by Parker Hannifin Corp. are suited for use in high-density microarray systems. By forming a life sciences business unit, the company hopes to cut time to market.

Global manufacturer of motion and control technologies Parker Hannifin Corp. (Cleveland; has formed a life sciences business unit. The announcement was made in February.

The business unit will offer "OEMs a single point of access to Parker's motion and fluid control competencies," says president and CEO Don Washkewicz. Parker Hannifin views life sciences as a fast-growing market segment. By integrating its range of technologies, the firm hopes to streamline the delivery of application-specific systems. OEMs will benefit from collaborative engineering, faster time to market, and improved design and systems integration.

The business unit is based in Hollis, NH, at the firm's Pneutronics division. It will work with customers in the development of enabling technologies and integrated systems involving miniature solenoid valves and diaphragm pumps, motion controllers, stepper and servomotors, and related products.

Mike Portela has been named business unit manager. Rob Howard is the sales and marketing manager and Paul Horvat is the business development manager. The technical staff is led by senior scientist Thomas Londo and senior systems engineer Paul Grippo.

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