CARLSBAD, Calif., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2013. Revenue for the first quarter was $963 million, an increase of 2.5 percent over the $939 million reported for the first quarter of 2012. Excluding the impact of currency, revenue growth for the quarter was 4.4 percent compared to the same period of the prior year.
"We had a successful start to the year with strength across our Applied Sciences and Genetic Analysis business groups, including double digit growth in both our Bioproduction and Forensics businesses, which drove revenues and earnings growth above our guidance expectations," said Gregory T. Lucier, chairman and chief executive officer of Life Technologies. "Our end markets remained in line with our expectations, with strength in emerging markets and across much of Asia, and continued cautious spending in the United States and Europe, as expected.
"During the quarter, we continued our rapid pace of innovation with new bioinformatics tools for Ion Torrent and software for our synthetic biology business. We also continued to execute against our strategy to expand in growth and emerging markets as we entered into new collaborations in stem cells, Rapid DNA products, and acquired our reagent distributor in South Korea."
Lucier continued, "On April 15, Life Technologies and Thermo Fisher Scientific announced that the two companies had signed a definitive agreement under which Thermo Fisher will acquire Life for $76.00 in cash per fully diluted common share, or approximately $13.6 billion. We look forward to joining forces with the outstanding team at Thermo Fisher, which shares our commitment to customers, employees and shareholders."
Life Technologies reported results compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2012. &
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