The Infrastructure to Meet Your Needs

Making It Real: Expert Manufacturing
Life Technologies’ state-of-the-art manufacturing centers bring your vision into being. True to our commitment to advancing life science, Life Technologies has created manufacturing facilities that set a benchmark for the biotechnology industry:

  • Innovation–advances in formulation and assembly are combined with the power of computerized tracking and controls
  • Maximum flexibility–configure your product with customized buffer formulation at any scale
  • Reproducibility–automated liquid handling and stringent quality control
  • Global service–manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, combined with our global distribution network, addresses your supply chain requirements

State-of-the-Art Capabilities

Austin, TX    

  • 120,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and research facility
  • 139-member manufacturing staff
  • ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 13485
  • Reagent production:
    • Enzyme fermentation and purification from bacteria and yeast cells
    • DNA plasmid production and purification
    • Clean room formulation capability
    • RNA isolation from cells, tissue, blood, bacteria, and yeast
    • RNA transcription and amplification (aRNA, PCR)
    • Large scale buffer production (up to 2,000 liters)
    • High throughput filling and packaging
    • 96-and 384-well plating
  • RNA and DNA oligo synthesis, purification, and plating
  • Organic chemistry production specializing in nucleoside and nucleotide production
  • Quality control and analytical capabilities: mass spectrometry, CE sequencing, PCR, RT-PCR, HPLC, and HPIC.

Bedford, MA

  • 70,000 sq. ft. total area of facilities
  • 54 employees
  • ISO 13485 and 9001: 2008 certified
  • Chromatographic resins for large-scale bio-purification
  • Pre-packed chromatography columns for development and QC
  • Polymers used in capillary electrophoresis
  • Isotopically labeled molecules synthesized at the gram quantity sold in kits packaged in milligram quantities
  • Chemiluminescent substrates and enhancers
  • Chemiluminescent substrates with enhancers as ready-to-use formulations
  • Cell biology and proteomic kits
  • Coated resin for sequencing sample prep
  • Polymerize, formulate, filter, bottle, and package

Carlsbad, CA          

  • 170,000 sq. ft. operations space
  • 250-member manufacturing staff, plus 50 distribution and 120 R&D employees
  • ISO 9001: 2008 distribution center
  • Cutting-edge equipment optimized for capacity and quality
  • Large-scale fermentation, protein and nucleic acid purification, solutions production
  • Automated large-scale bottling and packaging systems
  • Emphasis on transfection reagents, gels, competent cells, amplification enzymes, and modifying enzymes
  • Quality control:  HPLC/mass spectrometry

Eugene, OR

  • 170,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and research facility
  • ISO9001: 2008 certified quality system
  • Organic chemistry production capabilities specializing in fluorescent molecules up to 5 kg scale
  • Inorganic chemistry production capabilities specializing in semiconductor nanocrystals
  • Latex microsphere development and manufacture capabilities specializing in 20 nm  to 5 μm diameter surfactant free particles with a variety of surface chemistries, either unstained, colored, or fluorescent.
  • Biochemistry capabilities specializing in conjugation of fluorescent dyes and standard haptens to biological molecules such as antibodies, other proteins and peptides, dextrans, biotin, avidin, etc.
  • Manual, automated and semi-automated filling and finishing
  • Quality control and analytical services:  HPLC, LC/MS, NMR, absorbance and fluorescence spectroscopy, microscopy, and flow cytometry

Foster City, CA                               

  • 27,635 sq. ft. of total manufacturing facility                                               
  • 84 employees within the manufacturing emphasis          
  • ISO9001:  certified quality system
  • Expertise in multi-step organic synthesis
  • Expertise in fluorescent dye synthesis, amidite chemistry, and solid-phase supports
  • Product engineering including electrical, mechanical, and software
  • Design and drafting
  • Prototype and model building
  • Molecular biology and biochemistry manufacturing capabilities
  • Small- to medium-scale buffer formulation
  • Manual and semi automated filling and packaging

Frederick, MD

  • 100,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and research space
  • ISO 9001:2008 and, ISO 13485: 2003, certified quality systems
  • U.S. 21 CFR Part 820 Quality System (cGMP)
  • Manufacturer of Class I, II and III medical devices along with general purpose reagents
  • Environmental controls and monitoring
  • USP Grade 23 RO/DI water supply
  • PCR reagent/custom oligos, ELISA, LUMINEX, immunohistochemistry (IHC), flow cytometry, antibody and chromogenic/fluorescent in situ hybridization manufacturing capabilities
  • Manual, automated and semi-automated filling and finishing
  • Manual and automated 96-well plate coating capabilities
  • Quality control and analytical services including HPLC, mass spectrometry, endpoint/qPCR and chromogenic/fluorescent in situ hybridization
  • Onsite global distribution center

Oslo, Norway                      

  • 17,000 sq. ft. manufacturing floor
  • ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified
  • Sterile water, HEPA filtered air
  • Bottle and small glass-reactor (max 15 L) based manufacturing
  • Autoclave, dry-sterilizer, freeze-drier, auto-filling line (1-100 mL), auto-labeler
  • 9,000 sq ft R&D space set up for DNA-prep; proteomics (MS), cell-culture, and automation
  • Quality control: capabilities for genetic, protein-based & advanced cell-culture based methods

Lillestrøm, Norway

  • State-of-the-art chemical-manufacturing facility
  • Custom built in 2002 for Dynabead® production
  • 16,000 sq. ft. manufacturing floor
  • ISO 9001 certified, 3X spark protection
  • Fully automated control system
  • Access to water treatment plant, solvents, steam, emergency preparedness, 24-hr high-security
  • Ample storage and distribution space
  • Contains a range of 50 L, 200 L and 3500 L stainless-steel reactors, nutsche filters, holding tanks, sieves, for high-volume bead manufacture
  • Quality control:  a multitude of analytical equipment for state-of-the art particle characterization
  • Business continuity planning:  Duplicate equipment at separate facility for all key bead manufacturing steps

Pleasanton, CA

  • 95,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility.
  • ISO9001:2008 certified quality system. Systems and site capabilities in place to achieve 13485/GMP regulatory compliance
  • Oligonucleotide manufacturing capabilities, specializing in highly purified primers, TaqMan® probes, specialty oligos, TaqMan® assays, plates and MicroCards  
  • Oligonucleotide production scale capabilities ranging from 0.2 uMole to milliMole scale
  • Bulk oligonucleotide manufacturing volumes ranging from less than mL to liters scale
  • LEED certified facility, with effective EH&S program including employee lead safety and global citizenship committees.
  • 96- and 384-well, as well as TaqMan® Open Array Kit formats available
  • Progressive system controls and error proofing throughout manufacturing and distribution processes
  • Quality Control and analytical services HPLC, UV/VIS spectrophotometry, fluorometry, mass spectrometry, analytical CE, 310, 3130xL, etc.


  • 75,600 sq. ft. total area of facilities
  • 250 employees
  • ISO 13485, ISO 9001-2000, and ISO 14001 certified
  • U.S. 21 CFR Part 820 Quality System (cGMP)
  • UL certified
  • Small instrument design and manufacture: hardware, software, firmware
  • Thermal Cyclers for PCR
  • Real-time PCR systems
  • Chemistry, plastics, consumables, DNA synthesis columns

On Time, Everywhere
Once your product is assembled, we ship it directly to you. With the competitive advantage a partnership with Life Technologies offers, you won’t have to worry about large investments in equipment, facilities, or raw materials. Life Technologies offers optimal allocation of resources and increased speed to market, which translates directly to improvements on your bottom line.

The Right Look: Expand Your Options
Smart package design, whether it’s a company logo or the color of the box, is the face your product presents to the world. Make sure it expresses the image you want to convey to your customers. When you choose Life Technologies as your partner, you get more than high quality inside the box. You also gain the talent of an award-winning communications and design team. They’ll develop and deliver the look and message that work for you on marketing collateral, packaging, and product manuals. You’ll get your kit precisely the way you want it, your logo in place, with the finish you would expect from a professional design agency.

Partner for the Future
Our success is yours. Count on it. With Life Technologies as your provider for quality customized products, there’s no limit to what you can do.

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