Life Technologies was awarded "Best Corporate Governance in the Health Care Industry" and rated among the "Top 5 Corporate Governance in North America" for 2010, as announced by Investor Relations Global Rankings (IRGR) on April 6.  IRGR is the most comprehensive auditing and ranking system for investor relations websites, corporate governance practices and financial disclosure procedures.

More than 500 companies from over 30 countries were evaluated, and Life Technologies was ranked against 53 others in our area. The award takes into consideration remuneration and performance, board accountability, capital structure, shareholder protection, shareholder meetings, internal control mechanisms, financial statements and disclosure.