investment to the American public is profound. For example, a 2011 study by the Battelle Institute
, sponsored by the Life Technologies Foundation, demonstrated a $796 million return on the federal government's $3.8 million investment in the Human Genome Project. Life Technologies signed a statement in support of the America Invents Act, sponsored by Senators Patrick Leahy and Lamar Smith, along with a group of associations and companies including Novartis, Eli Lilly and BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization).
About Life Technologies
Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) is a global biotechnology company dedicated to improving the human condition. Our systems, consumables and services enable researchers to accelerate scientific and medical advancements that make life even better. Life Technologies customers do their work across the biological spectrum, working to advance the fields of discovery and translational research, molecular medicine, stem cell-based therapies, food safety and animal health, and 21st century forensics. The company manufactures both molecular diagnostic and research use only products. Life Technologies' industry-leading brands are found in nearly every life sciences lab in the world and include innovative instrument systems under the Applied Biosystems and Ion Torrent names, as well as, the broadest range of reagents with its Invitrogen, Gibco, Ambion, Molecular Probes and Taqman products. Life Technologies had sales of $3.6 billion in 2010, has a workforce of approximately 11,000 people, has a presence in approximately 160 countries, and possesses one of the largest intellectual property estates in the life sciences industry, with greater than 4,000 patents and exclusive licenses.
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