Blog: A Global Science Orchestra - Novex Bolt

New Video

Watch this amazing Novex Bolt Orchestra video that was created using 31 common lab sounds from 5 continents and a total of 9 labs.Read More

Date Posted: 03/08/13

Blog: Free Webinar - RNA-Seq: Methods, Tools, and Pipelines

Free webinar about methods, tools, and pipelines for RNA-seq. Life Technologies scientist Jeoffrey Schageman will discuss analytical approaches and evaluation of RNA-Seq results from miRNA and whole transcriptome experiments.Read More

Date Posted: 03/06/13

Blog: Should You Dilute cDNA for Real-time PCR?

New Video

In this video Life Technologies Sr. Field Application Specialist, Doug Rains gives helpful advice about diluting cDNA for Real-time PCR.Read More

Date Posted: 03/05/13

Blog: Celebrating Harrison: Genetic Sequencing Identifies Cause of Rare Disorder, Provides Comfort to Parents

Sequencing Rare Disease

My third son, Harrison Harkins, lived only a brief nine months on this earth, but he has left a legacy that my family and I hope will help others afflicted with a rare and sometimes unknown disease. This is our way of continuing to celebrate Harrison as he may have had a weak body but his spirit was so strong. Read More

Date Posted: 02/28/13

Blog: Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History Unveiled the new Laboratories for Analytical Biology Featuring Donated Equipment from Life Technologies

Shaping Discovery and Improving Life

When your mission is shaping discovery and improving life, every so often you get the chance to make history. This week, Life Technologies did just that, as an integral part of the Smithsonian Institution’s research efforts. On Thursday, the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History unveiled the new Laboratories for Analytical Biology, an ambitious new research facility that features equipment donated by Life Technologies.Read More

Date Posted: 02/26/13

Blog: Roswell Park Cancer Institute Shares why they Purchased Six Ion Sequencers

The new Center for Personalized Medicine (CPM) at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) shares why they purchased four Ion Proton™ sequencers and two Ion Personal Genome Machine™ (PGM™) sequencers. Read More

Date Posted: 02/21/13

Blog: Life Technologies Bolsters its 60 Percent Market Share Lead in Benchtop Sequencers with 12 New Ion Torrent™ Products

More than 90 peer-reviewed papers and the world’s largest online sequencing community reflects broad adoption of Ion Torrent™ technology

Today Life Technologies announced a dozen innovative new products for the Ion Torrent™ platform that will make sequencing faster, simpler and more accessible for scientists, driving discovery and advancing clinical research around the world. Read More

Date Posted: 02/20/13

Blog: The University of California IGEM Team won a Gold Medal for a Symbiosis Study Sponsored by Life Technologies

Genetically Engineered Machine Competition

Life Technologies was proud to sponsor the University of California, San Francisco’s team at the recent IGEM Competition. The UCSF team’s project was focused on symbiosis – their goal was to replicate the symbiotic cooperation between various strains of bacteria, as those strains work together to accomplish a task.Read More

Date Posted: 02/15/13

Blog: President Barack Obama Reminds the Nation that Biotechnology is the Most Crucial Science of the 21st Century

State of the Union

"If we want to make the best products, we also have to invest in the best ideas. Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy. Today, our scientists are mapping the human brain to unlock the answers to Alzheimer’s; developing drugs to regenerate damaged organs; devising new material to make batteries ten times more powerful. Now is not the time to gut these job-creating investments in science and innovation. Now is the time to reach a level of research and development not seen since the height of the Space Race.” Read More

Date Posted: 02/15/13

Blog: Life Technologies Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Diagnostic Use of Sanger Sequencing Platform and HLA Typing Kits

Life’s Applied Biosystems™3500 Dx Genetic Analyzer and SeCore® kits constitute first sequence-based system cleared for HLA typing

Life Technologies has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its 3500 Dx Genetic Analyzers and SeCore® HLA typing kits. The development represents additional execution against the company’s strategy to become a leader in the diagnostics market by offering both novel clinical assays and best- in-class molecular testing products.Read More

Date Posted: 02/11/13