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Invitrogen Starts Life Sciences Philanthropic Organization

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Invitrogen is starting a philanthropic foundation that will support endeavors focused on increasing participation in and understanding of life sciences by students, teachers, scientists, and the general public, the company said today.
The company said it has granted $1 million to get the foundation going and will provide further funding in the future.
Invitrogen CEO Greg Lucier said the Invitrogen Foundation will “focus on encouraging more students to embrace a career in the sciences, as well as celebrating the accomplishments of today’s researchers and the improvements their work brings to our lives everyday.” 
In addition to supporting specific programs through grants, the foundation intends to develop other resources including an educational website aimed at providing life sciences information to the public, CFO David Hoffmeister added.

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