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Life Technologies Sweeps Life Science Industry Awards in Recognition for its Products and Customer Service

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Dec. 8, 2011 – In an unprecedented sweep, Life Technologies Corporation received seven, first place Life Science Industry Awards for excellence in its genetic analysis instruments, kits, reagents and customer support. The 2011 awards, in which more than 6,500 life scientists voted for the best performing supplier in various categories, were announced during BioInformatics LCC’s annual ceremony in Washington, D.C. in November.

“Life Technologies’ recognition by the life scientists it serves underscores our commitment to them and our goal to be the leading provider of the products and services that advance research,” said Mark Stevenson, President and COO of Life Technologies. “We are grateful for this honor and for the trust our customers place in us.”

Life Technologies was honored in the following categories:

Best Molecular Biology Products
Molecular biology products from Life Technologies’ Invitrogen™, Molecular Probes® and Ambion® brands include reagents used to transform, modify or alter DNA to capitalize equipment used to manipulate nucleic acids or monitor gene expression levels. The ever-expanding universe of applications for gene expression analysis products has made these products some of the most indispensible research tools in life sciences research. 

Best Genomics Analysis Kits & Reagents
Understanding the role of genetic variation is expected to profoundly change science’s perspective on human disease. Companies competing in this segment of the market have had to be versatile and visionary, while still delivering results based upon their core technology or offering. 

Best Instrumentation for Genomic Analysis
Determining genome sequences involves cutting-edge technology and instruments from Life Technologies’ Ion Torrent™ and Applied Biosystems® brands. It is a rapidly expanding technology intensive area with both tremendous growth potential. 

Best Cell Biology Products 
Best Cell Culture Media & Reagents 
Best Workflow Solutions (Cell-Based Research)
These Gibco® branded products range from consumables used to study the physiological properties of cells such as their structure and organelles, their life cycle, division, function and death.  As in other parts of the market, cell biology customers are looking for products that improve the flow of and/or automate the various steps of cell-based research including growth, isolation, expansion, analyzing, and production. 

Best Customer Service & Technical Support
At a time when technological differentiation is becoming difficult to achieve, providing fast response and rapid problem resolution has become an important way to create value and ensure customer loyalty.  When a customer experiences a technical problem, exemplary service generates corporate goodwill. 

About Life Technologies (
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 TaqManÒ 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:

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