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Invitrogen, now known as Life Technologies, is a publicly-owned worldwide biotechnology company headquartered in Carlsbad, California. The organization is a leading manufacturer of biotechnology tools and services such as proteins, enzymes, software, DNA vectors, libraries and primers. These products are primarily designed for the agriscience, animal health, bioproduction, and food safety industries. A 2008 merger between Applied Biosystems and Invitrogen Corporation spawned the creation of Life Technologies.

The company was started in 1984 by Lyle Turner, Joe Fernandez, and William McConnell. The company gained popularity for its molecular cloning kits. The company made a few strategic acquisitions in the 1990s, buying rival biotechnology companies Novatech and ResGen. The company was worth an estimated $3.7 billion in 2011.

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Invitrogen is a worldwide employer with over 10,000 employees found in over 160 countries. Life Technologies also employs over 1,000 research scientists coming from a diverse array of backgrounds such as biochemistry, genetics, cellular biology and animal sciences. Career opportunities are plentiful for individuals looking to get into genetic medicine and research.

The company also provides opportunities at its corporate offices for individuals with backgrounds in accounting, finance, sales, marketing, public relations, and information technology. Employees are offered competitive wages, health and dental insurance, 401k and opportunities for career advancement.

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