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2013-02-22 08:23:46

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) announced today that three scientists are presenting data at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) conference showing the Ion PI chip is on the same rapid performance trajectory demonstrated by the first three Ion PGM(TM) chips. Since the first Ion chip launched two years ago, semiconductor sequencing output has jumped over 1,000-fold from 10 Mb to more than 10 Gb, and that pace is...

2013-02-20 08:29:05

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced a dozen innovative new products for the Ion Torrent(TM) platform that will make sequencing faster, simpler and more accessible for scientists, driving discovery and advancing clinical research around the world. "These new products continue the pace of relentless innovation that in just two years enabled Ion Torrent(TM) semiconductor sequencing technology to scale more than 1,000-fold...

2012-11-07 08:26:16

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced Ion AmpliSeq(TM) Community Panels, a community-driven solution to gene panel sequencing that leverages the expertise of scientific thought leaders and the Ion Community to create gene panels for conditions ranging from cancer to inherited diseases. Life Technologies also announced an upgrade to its Ion Reporter(TM) Software, which further simplifies sequencing data analysis and...

2012-09-13 10:30:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced it is now shipping the Ion Proton(TM) System. The platform's speed, ease-of-use and affordability will democratize genome sequencing. For the first time, genome-scale sequencing is accessible to all scientists and medical researchers, enabling an unprecedented wave of innovation in life sciences and the advancement of clinical research. "The Ion Proton System is an important...

2012-09-06 02:32:10

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced another major advancement in the performance trajectory of its Ion AmpliSeq Technology. The new Torrent Suite Software v3.0 now consistently delivers 99.99+% consensus accuracy for both short and long homopolymer regions, and increases the frequency of correctly called insertions, deletions and homopolymer sequences by two-fold. Read length on the Ion PGM(TM) also continues its...

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2012-07-23 21:46:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Life Technologies Corporation announced it plans to compete for the $10 million X PRIZE by being the first to rapidly and accurately sequence 100 whole human genomes at $1,000 a pop. The healthy competition will help jump start the world's first clinical standard that will transform genome sequencing into usable medical information to improve diagnostics and treatments. The team competing will use the company's new bench top Ion...

2012-04-24 10:25:23

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced that multiple Ion Proton(TM) Sequencers have been installed and are now operating at the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center, (BCM-HGSC) in Houston, Texas. These Ion Proton(TM) Systems were installed at the BCM-HGSC in early April, and will be capable of sequencing a human genome for $1,000 in a single day. Dr. Richard Gibbs, the Director of the BCM-HGSC said:...

2012-03-27 02:26:39

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today launched Ion AmpliSeq(TM) Custom Panels that will transform disease research by unlocking hundreds of thousands of precious archived research samples containing low amounts of DNA from repositories around the globe. The highest multiplexed PCR-based solution on the market with a one-day workflow, Ion AmpliSeq(TM) Custom Panels require only 10 ng of input DNA and 3.5 hours for library...

2012-01-11 06:30:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Come view the Benchtop Ion Proton(TM) Sequencer, CNET's list of must-see from CES, and hear Lucier and Rothberg discuss the future of genomics (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/LA31914-b) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110216/MM49339LOGO) When: Wednesday, January 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Booth #3438 To coordinate an interview, please...

2012-01-10 04:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University say advanced computational tools will be the key to a new research project that, if successful, could enable doctors to routinely use information extracted from a patient's DNA to diagnose and guide treatment of diseases. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) Ion Torrent, a unit of Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE), is sponsoring the project during its...