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Life Technologies Named #33 among Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations



  Life Technologies Named #33 among Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations

San Diego-based Company One of the Greenest in the World

PR Newswire

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation
(NASDAQ: LIFE) announced today it is #33 among the "Global 100 Most
Sustainable Corporations."  The Global 100 2013 list was announced at the
World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland earlier today.

The goal of the Global 100 is to highlight the 100 top-performing stocks
worldwide on a range of sector-specific sustainability metrics in managing
environmental, social and corporate governance issues.  Of the 12 key
performance indicators, Life Technologies rated highly in resource management
– reducing its energy use, water consumption, waste generation and CO2
emissions as a percentage of revenue.

"In the past five years, we have radically transformed our company in the
pursuit of a better sustainable business model – one that is more efficient,
smarter, and with a lighter footprint," said Cristina Amorim, Chief
Sustainability Officer for Life Technologies.  "Being named to the Global 100
is recognition of the many changes – both large and small – made by the people
of Life Technologies."

Life Technologies is the first life science company "moving off the grid" with
a Bloom Energy fuel cell system. The system self-generates electricity for the
company's manufacturing and distribution centers in Carlsbad, California,
reducing carbon emissions by 30 percent and increasing energy reliability.  By
reducing both its carbon emissions and operational costs, the company is well
positioned to thrive in a circular economy. 

Last year the company took on Zero Waste, not only as a green initiative but
also to stay ahead of regulatory requirements and cut operating costs. 
Manufacturing sites in Pleasanton, California; Kingsland Grange, UK;
Regensburg, Germany and Bleiswijk, Netherlands have achieved Zero Waste
status, meaning more than 90 percent of their non-hazardous waste now finds a
home somewhere other than a landfill.

"From ideation to end of life, we challenge how we manage our raw materials,
energy, water, packaging and product take-back to become ever more resource
efficient," added Amorim. 

The "Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations" list is produced by Corporate
Knights, a Canadian media and investment research company dedicated to
promoting "clean capitalism."

"The Global 100 are leading a resource productivity revolution, transforming
waste into treasure and doing more with less," said Toby Heaps, Corporate
Knights CEO.  "They are steering our civilization away from ecological
overshoot and back to a place of balance with our planet."

For full rankings and other details, please see:  www.global100.org or
www.corporateknights.com/global100.

About Life Technologies
Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) is a global biotechnology company
with customers in more than 160 countries using its innovative solutions to
solve some of today's most difficult scientific challenges. Quality and
innovation are accessible to every lab with its reliable and easy-to-use
solutions spanning the biological spectrum, with more than 50,000 products for
agricultural biotechnology, translational research, molecular medicine and
diagnostics, stem cell-based therapies, forensics, food safety and animal
health. Its systems, reagents and consumables represent some of the most cited
brands in scientific research including: Ion Torrent™, Applied
Biosystems®, Invitrogen™, Gibco®, Ambion®, Molecular Probes® and Novex®. Life
Technologies employs approximately 10,400 people and upholds its ongoing
commitment to innovation with more than 4,000 patents and exclusive licenses.
LIFE had sales of $3.7 billion in 2011. Visit us at our
website: http://www.lifetechnologies.com.

Life Technologies' Safe Harbor Statement
This press release includes forward-looking statements about Life
Technologies' 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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Life Technologies Contact
Patty Zamora
760-476-7818
patty.zamora@lifetech.com

SOURCE Life Technologies Corporation

Website: http://www.lifetechnologies.com
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