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Life Technologies' Ion AmpliSeq™ Exome Certified Service Provider Program Adds European Members

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Life Technologies' Ion AmpliSeq™ ExomeLife Technologies' Ion AmpliSeq™ Exome Certified Service Provider Program Adds European Members PR Newswire GLASGOW, Scotland, Oct. 28, 2013 Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announces four new members in Europe to its Ion AmpliSeq™ Exome Certified Service Provider program, an organization of some of the world's top service providers that sequence and analyze human exomes. Using the Ion AmpliSeq™ Exome Kit, the Ion Proton™ Sequencer, and the Ion Reporter™ Software, service providers can sequence two exomes in a single run-going from DNA to results in just two days. Until now, exome sequencing through a service provider has cost $1,000 or more, taken six to eight weeks and required as much as three micrograms of DNA. Exome sequencing with Ion AmpliSeq™ Exome Certified Service Providers requires just 50 ng of DNA and is competitively priced, making exome sequencing accessible to any researcher. This program eliminates the need to batch samples just to make the price of exome sequencing affordable.

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Life Technologies' Ion AmpliSeq™ Exome Certified Service Provider Program Adds European Members

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Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announces four new members in Europe to its Ion AmpliSeq™ Exome Certified Service Provider program, an organization of some of the world's top service providers that sequence and analyze human exomes.  Using the Ion AmpliSeq™ Exome Kit, the Ion Proton™ Sequencer, and the Ion Reporter™ Software, service providers can sequence two exomes in a single run-going from DNA to results in just two days.

Until now, exome sequencing through a service provider has cost $1,000 or more, taken six to eight weeks and required as much as three micrograms of DNA. Exome sequencing with Ion AmpliSeq™ Exome Certified Service Providers requires just 50 ng of DNA and is competitively priced, making exome sequencing accessible to any researcher. This program eliminates the need to batch samples just to make the price of exome sequencing affordable.

The Ion AmpliSeq™ Exome Certified Service Provider program welcomes the following European institutions:

  • La Plate-Forme Séquençage et Génomique, Institut Cochin, Paris, France
  • Uppsala Genome Center, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • CRIBI Genomics Group, University of Padua, Italy
  • Biocant, Technology Transfer Association, Portugal

In addition to being faster and more affordable, the Ion AmpliSeq™ Exome Kit delivers the most uniform sequencing coverage in the industry*, with up to 98 percent of bases covered at 10-fold, and up to 95 percent of bases covered at 20-fold, for a single exome. 

"AmpliSeq exome sequencing using the  Ion Proton™ provides fast and accurate data to understand the genetic traits of several diseases," said Dr. Conceição Egas, Head of Genoinseq, the Next Gen Sequencing Unit of Biocant. "The simple and high throughput workflow of sample preparation, sequencing and data analysis perfectly suits our goal of delivering high quality results for our clients with cost-effective solutions."

Customers of the provider program have the ability to receive their data from Ion Reporter™ Software, which provides a list of mutations, including copy number variation, and associated annotations drawn from dozens of public databases within hours after a sequencing run. It also enables service labs to access their data through the web and rich filtering tools that help them focus on the most relevant variants.

"With such demand and leading institutions joining in North America, the program will soon expand globally," said Maneesh Jain, Vice President of Marketing, Product and Program Management at Life Technologies. "The service provider program model allows customer samples to be performed quickly and easily to fit any size research project."

The Ion AmpliSeq™ Exome Certified Service Provider program is part of the Ion Certified Service Provider program. To learn more, visit: lifetechnologies.com/ioncsp

The Ion AmpliSeq™ Exome Kit and Ion Proton™ Sequencer are For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

*For complete details on the performance of the Ion AmpliSeq™ Exome Kit and Ion Proton™ Sequencer, go to our web page at lifetechnologies.com/ionexome.

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 is secured by more than 5,000 patents and licenses that span the entire biological spectrum—scientific exploration, molecular diagnostics, 21st century forensics, regenerative medicine and agricultural research. Life Technologies has approximately 10,000 employees and had sales of $3.8 billion in 2012.

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