Life Technologies has kicked off an open ‘crowdsourcing’ competition in an effort to improve the performance of its Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine.

Life Technologies has kicked off an open ‘crowdsourcing’ competition in an effort to improve the performance of its Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine. Photo by Photo courtesy of Life Technologies

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORP.

Chairman and CEO: Gregory T. Lucier.

Revenue: $3.6 billion in 2010; $3.3 billion in 2009.

Net income: $377.9 million in 2010; $144.6 million in 2009.

No. of local employees: 1,700.

Headquarters: Carlsbad.

Year founded: 2008, through the merger of Invitrogen Corp. and Applied Biosciences.

Stock symbol and exchange: LIFE on Nasdaq.

Company description: A global biotechnology company that develops and sells products for life sciences research and biopharmaceutical production.

In its quest to make a new personal DNA-decoder machine faster and more precise, Life Technologies Corp...

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