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Life Technologies’ EZValidation™ Online Tool Selected by APHL

Association of Public Health Laboratories Purchases Licenses for Its Members, 63 Adopt

CARLSBAD, Calif. – November 14, 2011 –  Life Technologies Corporation today announced that American Public Health Laboratories (APHL) has selected the company’s AcroMetrix EZValidation™ Online Tool for assistance in meeting verification and validation requirements.  Sixty-three of APHL’s member laboratories have opted to use the EZValidation™ Online Tool.

The EZValidation™ Online Tool is a web-based program intended to assist laboratories meet their verification or validation requirements.  EZValidation helps labs to interpret regulatory guidelines into user-defined validation or verification protocols; calculate the amount of reagents and quality control materials needed to run protocols.  The protocols are designed to efficiently consolidate accuracy, precision, linearity studies across runs, perform statistical analyses and combine results into a single validation report.1

“The Montana Public Health Laboratory is beginning validation studies for two molecular assays, and this will be our first chance to use the AcroMetrix EZ Validation Tool,” said Suzanne Norris Zanto, acting laboratory director and lab systems improvement manager at the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Laboratory Services Bureau. “We are excited to see how this new tool will streamline our validation processes, perform the needed statistical analysis, and provide us with one final validation report.  I really like the flexibility that is built into the tool, and think it will be a great aid in meeting our regulatory requirements.”

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is the national nonprofit representing governmental laboratories that monitor and detect public health threats, ranging from lead contamination in drinking water to metabolic and genetic conditions in newborns. APHL’s members include state, territorial and local public health laboratories; state environmental testing laboratories; state agricultural and food safety laboratories; and individual scientists, public health officials and academicians.

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Life Technologies Corporation is a global biotechnology company dedicated to improving the human condition.  Our systems, consumables and services enable researchers to accelerate scientific and medical advancements that make life even better.  Life Technologies customers do their work across the biological spectrum, working to advance the fields of discovery and translational research, molecular medicine, stem cell-based therapies, food safety and animal health, and 21st century forensics.  The company manufactures both molecular diagnostic and research use only products.  Life Technologies' industry-leading brands are found in nearly every life sciences lab in the world and include innovative instrument systems under the Applied Biosystems and Ion Torrent names, as well as, the broadest range of reagents with its Invitrogen, Gibco, Ambion, Molecular Probes and Taqman products.  Life Technologies had sales of $3.6 billion in 2010, has a workforce of approximately 11,000 people, has a presence in approximately 160 countries, and possesses one of the largest intellectual property estates in the life sciences industry, with approximately 3,900 patents and exclusive licenses.  For more information on how we are making a difference, please visit our website:  Follow Life Technologies on Twitter @LIFECorporation and on Facebook.