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What does Life Technologies do?

Our systems, consumables and services enable researchers to accelerate scientific exploration, driving to discoveries and developments that make life even better. Life Technologies customers do their work across the biological spectrum, working to advance personalized medicine, regenerative science, molecular diagnostics, agricultural and environmental research, and 21st century forensics. The company offers more than 50,000 products and services.

How was Life Technologies formed?

Life Technologies was created from the merger of Invitrogen Corporation and Applied Biosystems Inc in November of 2008. The merger created a global biotechnology tools company dedicated to improving the human condition. The company’s sales totaled more than $3B in 2008.

Where is the company located?

Life Technologies is headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., north of San Diego, and has a presence in more than 100 countries. Distribution and manufacturing locations include, but are not limited to, the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

How many employees do you have and what types of positions do you have open?

Life Technologies currently employs more than 9,500 people worldwide. The company is looking for qualified applicants in scientific research, manufacturing, distribution, technical support and other corporate support functions. If you are interested in applying, please visit the Careers section of this website.

Who are the Life Technologies executive leaders?

Learn more about the leadership of the company in our executive profile section.

Who are the customers of Life Technologies?

Life Technologies sells products and services to academic and government researchers, biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical companies and applied markets consumers. The company has more than 75,000 customers, and its products are found in 90% of laboratories in the United States.

What exchange is Life Technologies listed on and what is its ticker symbol?

Life Technologies trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol is LIFE. Life Technologies is part of the NASDAQ 100, the FTSE4Good Index Series and the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. For more investor information, please visit ir.lifetechnologies.com.

How do I inquire about licensing or other business development opportunities?

Contact Life Technologies Strategy and Corporate Development department.

How can my school request a tour of your facilities?

To request a tour, a Life Technologies guest speaker, product donations, or to discuss volunteerism, contact Life Technologies’ Community Outreach department.

How can my non-profit organization request a grant from the Life Technologies™ Foundation?

The Foundation is committed to strengthening the pipeline of future life scientists, and is focused on educational initiatives or innovative scientific programs in specific areas: the use of genomics to advance the field of personalized medicine; scientific developments in regenerative medicine; and the application of biology to areas outside of basic research, such as human identity testing or food and water safety. For more information, visit the Life Technologies Foundation portion of this website.

What is it like to work for Life Technologies?

For more information on employment opportunities, benefits and working life, please visit the Careers portion of the website.

What is Life Technologies doing to help the environment?

Life Technologies is committed to being a good global citizen, working to reduce carbon emissions, water usage and waste. To learn more about how we are doing our part to preserve our planet, please visit the Environmental Health & Safety portion of this website.

Does Life Technologies participate in any government relations programs?

Life Technologies is actively involved in government relations.

Company FAQs

What does Life Technologies do?

Our systems, consumables and services enable researchers to accelerate scientific exploration, driving to discoveries and developments that make life even better. Life Technologies customers do their work across the biological spectrum, working to advance personalized medicine, regenerative science, molecular diagnostics, agricultural and environmental research, and 21st century forensics. The company offers more than 50,000 products and services.

How was Life Technologies formed?

Life Technologies was created from the merger of Invitrogen Corporation and Applied Biosystems Inc in November of 2008. The merger created a global biotechnology tools company dedicated to improving the human condition. The company’s sales totaled more than $3B in 2008.

Where is the company located?

Life Technologies is headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., north of San Diego, and has a presence in more than 100 countries. Distribution and manufacturing locations include, but are not limited to, the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

How many employees do you have and what types of positions do you have open?

Life Technologies currently employs more than 9,500 people worldwide. The company is looking for qualified applicants in scientific research, manufacturing, distribution, technical support and other corporate support functions. If you are interested in applying, please visit the Careers section of this website.

Who are the Life Technologies executive leaders?

Learn more about the leadership of the company in our executive profile section.

Who are the customers of Life Technologies?

Life Technologies sells products and services to academic and government researchers, biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical companies and applied markets consumers. The company has more than 75,000 customers, and its products are found in 90% of laboratories in the United States.

What exchange is Life Technologies listed on and what is its ticker symbol?

Life Technologies trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol is LIFE. Life Technologies is part of the NASDAQ 100, the FTSE4Good Index Series and the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. For more investor information, please visit ir.lifetechnologies.com.

How do I inquire about licensing or other business development opportunities?

Contact Life Technologies Strategy and Corporate Development department.

How can my school request a tour of your facilities?

To request a tour, a Life Technologies guest speaker, product donations, or to discuss volunteerism, contact Life Technologies’ Community Outreach department.

How can my non-profit organization request a grant from the Life Technologies™ Foundation?

The Foundation is committed to strengthening the pipeline of future life scientists, and is focused on educational initiatives or innovative scientific programs in specific areas: the use of genomics to advance the field of personalized medicine; scientific developments in regenerative medicine; and the application of biology to areas outside of basic research, such as human identity testing or food and water safety. For more information, visit the Life Technologies Foundation portion of this website.

What is it like to work for Life Technologies?

For more information on employment opportunities, benefits and working life, please visit the Careers portion of the website.

What is Life Technologies doing to help the environment?

Life Technologies is committed to being a good global citizen, working to reduce carbon emissions, water usage and waste. To learn more about how we are doing our part to preserve our planet, please visit the Environmental Health & Safety portion of this website.

Does Life Technologies participate in any government relations programs?

Life Technologies is actively involved in government relations.