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NEW YORK, March 9 - Invitrogen has sold its Rockville, Md., facility to Human Genome Sciences for $55 million in cash, the company said Friday.

Invitrogen acquired the 240,000 square foot facility in its September 2000 acquisition of Life Technologies, which had it headquarters located at the facility. Invitrogen occupies facilities in five other locations, including a manufacturing site in Frederick County, Md.

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