Life Technologies Launches Cost-Effective Custom DNA Order Service for DNA Fragments up to One Kilobase

CARLSBAD, Calif. – May 23, 2013 -- Life Technologies Corporation announced today the introduction of GeneArt® Strings DNA Fragments, a cost-effective addition to the company’s custom gene synthesis services.

GeneArt® Strings are custom-ordered double-stranded segments of DNA that can be up to one kilobase (1,000 base pairs) in length. They offer the advantages of synthetic DNA – design flexibility and sequence optimization for robust and reliable expression – along with quick processing times and five to seven business day delivery. A three-tiered pricing system correlates with increasing size of the ordered fragment.
“GeneArt Strings DNA Fragments constitute a cost-effective option for researchers who seek to reduce their work time and do not need to order genes cloned to a vector,” said Nathan Wood, general manager and vice president of synthetic biology for Life Technologies.

GeneArt® Strings DNA Fragments can be edited, optimized, and ordered via the Life Technologies online order portal for a convenient and user-friendly customer experience.

GeneArt® products are for Research Use Only; not intended for diagnostic use.

About Life Technologies 
Life Technologies Corporation is a global biotechnology company that is committed to providing the most innovative products and services to leading customers in the fields of scientific research, genetic analysis and applied sciences. With a presence in more than 180 countries, the company's portfolio of 50,000 end-to-end solutions is secured by more than 5,000 patents and licenses that span the entire biological spectrum -- scientific exploration, molecular diagnostics, 21st century forensics, regenerative medicine and agricultural research. Life Technologies has approximately 10,000 employees and had sales of $3.8 billion in 2012.

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