Life Technologies is a global biotechnology tools company providing premier systems, consumables, and services for scientific researchers around the world. Life Technologies customers conduct their research across the biological spectrum, working to advance personalized medicine, regenerative science, molecular diagnostics, agricultural and environmental research, and 21st-century forensics. Life Technologies was created by the combination of Invitrogen Corporation and Applied Biosystems, Inc. in November of 2008, and Life Technologies continues to serve its customers under those two well-known brands. Invitrogen is the premier provider of reagents and consumables that are usable across multiple platforms, while Applied Biosystems remains the top provider of systems-based, end-to-end solutions in areas such as PCR, genetic sequencing, and mass spectrometry. With more than 50,000 products used by more than 75,000 customers around the globe, Life Technologies is advancing scientific research in areas like academic research, drug discovery and development, toxicology and forensics, disease diagnostics, clinical cell therapy and regenerative medicine, and biologics manufacturing.