Roswell Park Cancer Institute Purchases Six Ion Torrent Sequencers

      Roswell Park Cancer Institute Purchases Six Ion Torrent Sequencers

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CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 21, 2013

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation
(NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced that the new Center for Personalized Medicine
(CPM) at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) has purchased four Ion Proton™
sequencers and two Ion Personal Genome Machine™ (PGM™) sequencers.

Founded in 1898, Roswell Park Cancer Institute was one of the first cancer
centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated
comprehensive cancer center and is a member of the prestigious National
Comprehensive Cancer Network.

"A key part of our mission at the Center involves research into new therapies,
new diagnostic tools and better ways of predicting patient outcomes," said
Carl Morrison, MD, DVM, Executive Director of the Center for Personalized
Medicine. "The sequencers will be central to this work, quicklygenerating
vast amounts of genomic data that will help us to understand the mechanisms of
how cancer develops and spreads."

"The combination of the Ion Proton™ sequencer and the Ion PGM™ sequencer will
give the researchers from Roswell Park Cancer Institute a simple workflow from
discovery to validation," said Life Technologies President and Chief Operating
Officer Mark Stevenson. "Over 1,000 organizations have adopted Ion Torrent
technology in the past two years, giving our company more than 60 percent of
the desktop sequencer market and reflecting the huge demand for the speed,
simplicity and affordability of Ion Torrent technology."

All products referenced are for research use only and not for use in
diagnostic procedures.

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
Technologiesemploys approximately 10,400 people and upholds its ongoing
commitment to innovation with more than 4,000 patents and exclusive licenses.
LIFE had sales of$3.8 billionin 2012. Visit us at our
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