CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IndustryWeek magazine today named the Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) plant in Austin, Texas, one of its Top Ten Plants in North America for 2011, making it the first biotechnology facility to win the prestigious award. IndustryWeek noted the plant's 9% inventory reduction since 2007; 41% improvement in gross margins since 2007; 94% error reduction in production documentation process; $4.2 million in productivity improvements in 2010; and the 2009 successful transfer of the Molecular Biology product line from another site as reasons for the honor.
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"We are pleased that IndustryWeek has recognized Life Technologies' leadership in operational excellence and ability to provide essential products and services to scientists around the world who are at the forefront of scientific discovery," said Greg Lucier, chief executive officer of Life Technologies. "Our team in Austin has successfully increased productivity and continuously improved quality, while absorbing the production of additional leading products into the plant."
The Austin facility produces more than 670 widely used products, including RNA Isolation kits, MessageAMP kits and RNA Stabilizing Reagents under the Ambion®, Applied Biosystems® and Invitrogen™ brand names.
"The Austin team has always been commit
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