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NEW YORK – PerkinElmer said on Thursday it is collaborating with the American Society of Hematology to support a new initiative to increase capacity for newborn screening, education, and clinical interventions for sickle cell disease in sub-Saharan Africa.

PerkinElmer and ASH will work through the Consortium on Newborn Screening in Africa (CONSA), a collaboration with hematologists in Africa, public health authorities, and ASH, which studies the benefits of newborn screening and early therapeutic intervention for sickle cell disease.

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