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Life Technologies' Ion Proton™ To Power Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre

Scotland's past investment in electronic health records (EHRs) and translational medicine research, coupled with a vibrant healthcare technology industry, positions Scotland as the location to drive forward the stratified medicine agenda globally. The aim of SMS-IC is to prove the principle of stratified clinical trials and in 2013 it will begin a series of exemplar projects which link patient phenotype, genotypic and other data types enabling precision targeting of populations for clinical trials.  Although the Ion Proton   platform is currently for Research Use Only, the ultimate aim is to take stratified clinical trial models from concept to clinical practice.  SMS-IC will run a competition to identify suitable projects and applications are invited from interested parties.  

A semiconductor chip is at the heart of the Ion Proton's technology. Instead of relying on light-based technology and cameras to capture images of DNA sequences, the Ion Proton System translates chemical information into digital data. The chip enables sequencing to be performed on a massively parallel format, drastically accelerating the sequencing process.

The Ion Proton   is For Research Use Only, not intended for diagnostic purposes.

About Life Technologies  Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) is a global biotechnology company that is committed to providing the most innovative products and services to leading customers in the fields of scientific research, genetic analysis and applied sciences. With a presence in more than 180 countries, the company's portfolio of 50,000 end-to-end solutions are secured by more than 5,000 patents and licenses that span the entire biological spectrum -- scientific exploration, molecular diagnostics, 21 st century forensics, regenerative medicine and agricultural research. Life Technologies has approximately 10,000 employees and had sales of $3.8 billion in 2012.

Life Technologies' Safe Harbor Statement This press release includes forward-looking statements about our anticipated results that involve risks and uncertainties. Some of the information contained in this press release, including, but not limited to, statements as to industry trends and Life Technologies' plans, objectives, expectations and strategy for its business, contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. When used, the words "believe," "plan," "intend," "anticipate," "target," "estimate," "expect" and the like, and/or future tense or conditional constructions ("will," "may," "could," "should," etc.), or similar expressions, identify certain of these forward-looking statements. Important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are detailed in filings made by Life Technologies with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Life Technologies undertakes no obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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Media Contacts: David RobertsonCorporate Communications Europe, Middle East & AfricaLife Technologies Email: david.robertson@lifetech.com Tel: +44 141 814 5889

SOURCE Life Technologies Corporation

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