Profile: Life Technologies Corp (LIFE.OQ)
Life Technologies Corporation (Life Technologies), incorporated on May 21, 1997, is a global life sciences company. The Company's systems, consumables and services enable scientific researchers and commercial markets to accelerate scientific exploration, to discoveries and developments that improve the quality of life. The Company's products are also used in forensics, food and water safety, animal health testing and other industrial applications. In June 2012, the Company established Global Instrument Center of Excellence in Singapore. In July 2012, it acquired Pinpoint Genomics, Inc. In October 2012, the Company 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). In April 2013, it announced the acquisition of KDR Biotech Co., Ltd. In June 2013, Life Technologies Corp announced the acquisition of Life Science Korea (LSK).
The Company delivers a broad range of products and services, including systems, instruments, reagents, software, and custom services. The Company's growing portfolio of products includes technologies for capillary electrophoresis-based sequencing, next generation sequencing, PCR, sample preparation, cell culture, 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. The Company's systems and reagents enable, simplify and accelerate a broad spectrum of biological research of genes, proteins and cells within academic and life science research, clinical research and commercial applications. The Company assists in making biodiscovery research techniques more effective and efficient for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agricultural, clinical, government and academic scientific professionals with backgrounds in a wide range of scientific disciplines. The Company has three businesses Research Consumables, Genetic Analysis, and Applied Sciences. The Company's internal organization was previously structured around its technology platforms of Molecular Biology Systems, Genetic Systems and Cell Systems.
The Company offers many different products and services, and is continually developing and/or acquiring others. Some of the Company's specific product categories include Capillary electrophoresis, SOLiD, and Ion Torrent DNA sequencing systems and reagents, which are used to discover sources of genetic and epigenetic variation, to catalog the DNA structure of organisms, to verify the composition of genetic research material, and to apply these genetic analysis discoveries in markets such as forensic human identification and diagnostics. High-throughput gene cloning and expression technology allows customers to clone and expression-test genes on an industrial scale. Pre-cast electrophoresis products improve the speed, reliability and convenience of separating nucleic acids and proteins.
Antibodies, which allow researchers to capture and label proteins, visualize their location through the use of dyes and discern their role in disease. Magnetic beads, which are used in a variety of settings, such as attachment of molecular labels, nucleic acid purification, and organ and bone marrow tissue type testing. Molecular Probes fluorescence-based technologies facilitate the labeling of molecules for biological research and drug discovery. Fluorescence microscopy instrumentation facilitates monitoring and measuring cell density and morphology as well as quick detection and verification of fluorescently labeled cells through imaging. Transfection reagents are widely used to transfer genetic elements into living cells enabling the study of protein function and gene regulation. PCR and Real Time PCR systems, reagents and assays, which enable researchers to amplify and detect targeted nucleic acids (DNA and RNA molecules) for a host of applications in molecular biology. Cell culture media and reagents used in the scale-up and manufacture of biological drugs at cGMP facilities. RNA Interference reagents enable scientists to selectively turn off genes in biology systems to gain insight into biological pathways. Food safety and animal health products are used to for pathogen detection, molecular testing for production animals, crop testing and environmental testing products.
Life Technologies Corp
5791 Van Allen Way
CARLSBAD CA 92008
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