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Life Technologies Names Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz to its Board of Directors
Date:4/29/2011

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced that its shareholders have approved Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Health System Chief Executive Officer at the University of Michigan, as a new member of its Board of Directors.

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Dr. Pescovitz will be replacing Dr. W. Ann Reynolds Ph.D., who is retiring after serving on the board for six years.

"Dr. Pescovitz' considerable experience as a researcher, clinician and leader of one of the largest medical systems and academic universities in the world will be invaluable to Life Technologies as it develops its molecular medicine platform and brings its cutting edge technologies into the clinical environment," said Gregory T. Lucier, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Life Technologies. "We are exceptionally grateful to Dr. Reynolds for her years of service and the wisdom she brought to the organization as it went through transformative growth, and wish her well in her retirement."

Dr. Pescovitz is responsible for the leadership and management of the University of Michigan's Health System, which includes the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, the U-M Medical School and its Faculty Group Practice, the clinical services of the U-M School of Nursing and the Michigan Health Corp., which enables the formation of partnerships outside the University. Dr. Pescovitz is responsible for oversight of $3 billion in revenue and a Medical School ranked 9th nationally in NIH funding, with mo
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