By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies plans to expand its operations in Frederick, Md., potentially adding 100 jobs to its site there, a company official confirmed for GenomeWeb Daily News yesterday.

Earlier this week, the Frederick County Board of County Commissioners supported a state grant of $500,000 for Life Technologies to help in its expansion efforts. The grant is conditional on the firm adding 100 jobs by the end of 2011.

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