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Press Release: KRAS FFPE Controls from AcroMetrix® by Life Technologies™

Full-process, formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded controls for KRAS testing

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 19, 2011 – Life Technologies Corporation today announced that the company has introduced its Applied Biosystems™ AcroMetrix® KRAS FFPE Process Controls, the only currently on the market that enable laboratories to assess and monitor an entire workflow from FFPE sample to result without using archived tumor material.Read More

Date Posted: 07/19/11

Photo: PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Life In The Sand

On June 11th thousands of people turned out for the 2011 Beach Festival, an event highlighting good beach stewardship. The day included a Low Beach Run, sand castle building contests, paddle board, surfing, kayaking, beach volleyball, beach soccer, ultimate frisbee, beach yoga, face painting and kite flying. Life Technologies sponsored the event. Thanks to everyone who came and participated in making the day so memorable.Read More

Date Posted: 06/11/11

Photo: PHOTO OF THE WEEK: What Does Freedom Mean to You?

To kick off the launch of the Freedom Cell Line Development Kits, more than 250 people in over 25 languages expressed what freedom meant to them at ESACT, culminating in a $2500 donation to the Global Genes Projects ( More

Date Posted: 05/20/11

Press Release: Life Technologies and Gen-Probe to Collaborate on Sequencing-Based Assays

Life Also Grants Gen-Probe Right to Commercialize ELUCIGENE Assays for Use with Life Technologies’ 3500 Dx Genetic Analyzer in the United States

Life Technologies Corporation today announced that the company has signed a collaborative agreement with San Diego-based Gen-Probe Incorporated to assist Gen-Probe in obtaining FDA regulatory clearance for transplant diagnostic and other assays to be run on Life’s 3500 Dx Genetic Analyzer.Read More

Date Posted: 05/17/11

Press Release: Life Technologies Launches High-Throughput Solution for Global Screening of Human miRNAs

Novel approach leverages accuracy of the TaqMan® chemistry and the nanofluidic technology of the OpenArray® platform

CARLSBAD, Calif. – April 12, 2011 – Life Technologies Corporation today announced the introduction of its TaqMan® OpenArray® MicroRNA Panels, a next-generation profiling approach designed to address an industry need for high-throughput technology that facilitates global screening using more than 750 of the company’s pre-designed human miRNAs assays.Read More

Date Posted: 04/12/11

Blog: Life Technologies 2010 Online Annual Review Goes Live

Last week, Life Technologies launched our 2010 Online Annual Review. The series of videos contained within this review really gives you an opportunity to get to know Life Technologies and understand our passion for what we do and why we believe our mission is so important.Read More

Date Posted: 04/05/11

Blog: What’s the Big Idea? Powering Innovation on Campus and Beyond

Greg Lucier will be joining former U.S. President Bill Clinton tomorrow for the opening plenary session of the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U). Every year, CGI U brings together students and national youth organizers to discuss solutions to pressing global problems.Read More

Date Posted: 04/01/11

Photo: PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Greg Lucier at CGIU

The 4th Annual Clinton Global Initiative University was held in UC San Diego's RIMAC Arena before a crowd of over 4000 students and guests. On the panel moderated by Bill Clinton, former President of the United States, Greg Lucier covered topics ranging from genetics and personalized medicine to crowd sourcing information to create the next best algorithm for the Ion Torrent PGM as part of Life's Grand Challenges. To watch clips for the panel, visit http://live.cgiu.orgRead More

Date Posted: 04/01/11

Photo: PHOTO OF THE WEEK: The Giving Gene and A Future Scientist

The San Diego Science Festival Expo day was Saturday, March 26th and was a huge hit with typical San Diego sunny weather. The Life Technologies booth was bustling all day with inquisitive science minded kids participating in many hands-on experiments. The Giving Gene made it's first Science Festival debut and is pictured here giving a future scientist a high-five. Science under the sun, what more could thousands of curious kids want?Read More

Date Posted: 03/26/11

Blog: Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

An 8.9 magnitude earthquake centered off the coast of Sendai, Japan (about 280 mi/370 km from Tokyo) hit on Friday, March 11 at approximately 2:45 pm local time, resulting in a large tsunami hitting the coast near the epicenter. All Life Technologies employees and employees traveling to and from Japan are safe and accounted for. Life Technologies operations have been suspended in Japan through Saturday. Please check back here for updated information on Life Technologies and the situation in Japan as it develops. Read More

Date Posted: 03/11/11