(LIFE) Life Technologies Corporation3.55 +0.10
Life Technologies Corporation (Life Technologies) is a global life sciences company. It delivers a range of products and services, including systems, instruments, reagents, software, and custom services. Its portfolio of products includes technologies for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), sample preparation, cell culture, ribonucleic acid (RNA) interference analysis, functional genomics research, proteomics and cell biology applications, as well as clinical diagnostic applications, forensics and animal, food, pharmaceutical and water testing analysis. During the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company launched 240 products, representing approximately 800 new skus. In July 2012, it acquired Pinpoint Genomics, Inc. In October 2012, it acquired Compendia Bioscience, a cancer bioinformatics company used by the pharmaceutical industry to identify gene targets for drug discovery and development. In November 2012, the Company acquired Advanced Microscopy Group (AMG).