Life Technologies Corp. has filed a definitive proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding its acquisition by Waltham, Mass.-based Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. It has set a special stockholder meeting August 21 at the company's Carlsbad headquarters to discuss the acquisition.

During the meeting, stockholders will have the option to vote their shares for or against the merger, the company said.

The Carlsbad company was acquired by Thermo Fisher in April for $76 per share, or $13.6 billion, this April. It has about 10,000 employees and had sales of $3.8 billion in 2012.

— SDBJ Staff Report