Life Technologies Corporation (Life Technologies) is a global life sciences company. Life Technologies delivers a range of products and services, including systems, instruments, reagents, software, and custom services. Its portfolio of products include technologies for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), sample preparation, cell culture, ribonucleic acid (RNA) interference analysis, functional genomics research, proteomics and cell biology applications, capillary electrophoresis based sequencing, next generation sequencing, as well as clinical diagnostic applications, forensics, animal, food, pharmaceutical and water testing analysis. The Company also provides its customers purchasing options through sales and service professionals, e-commerce capabilities and onsite supply center solutions. In October 2010, the Company acquired Ion Torrent Systems Incorporated (Ion Torrent). In May 2010, the Company acquired 59% interest in Geneart AG.