CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2012. Revenue for the third quarter was $911 million, a decrease of 1.9 percent over the $929 million reported for the third quarter of 2011. Excluding the impact of currency, revenue growth for the quarter was 1.4 percent compared to the same period of the prior year.
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"Our third quarter performance came in stronger than our expectations driven by a significant increase in Ion Torrent platform sales, as well as increased sales in our research consumables and forensics businesses," said Gregory T. Lucier, chairman and chief executive officer of Life Technologies. "During the quarter, we made solid progress in expanding our operations and footprint in high growth and emerging markets, including entering into strategic partnerships for companion diagnostics, building the foundation for our Medical Sciences business and acquiring distributors in China and Chile. We achieved important milestones with several highly anticipated launches including the Ion Proton™ System, a platform whose speed, ease of use and affordability will democratize genome sequencing, and our Pervenio™ Lung RS test service, the first of its kind molecular test to identify early-stage lung cancer patients who are at high risk of reoccurrence following surgery."
"We continue to demonstrate our commitment to returning capital to shareholders by repurchasing an additional $208 million worth of shares in the third quarter, bringing our year-to-date total to $535 million. Based on our performance year-to-date and
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