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Life Technologies to Close Camarillo Facility, Cut Jobs

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies today confirmed that it is closing its Camarillo, Calif., facility and will lay off an undetermined number of employees.

The firm said that the operations support its Cell Systems Division and will be consolidated at the company's site in Frederick, Md. In a statement sent to GenomeWeb Daily News today, Life Technologies said that the consolidation "will allow for scalability of those activities by relocating them to a site that offers room for long-term expansion."

It added that the closure of the Camarillo site, which will wind down through 2011, will result in some job cuts. However, the firm said that it "cannot confirm the number or timing of these reductions."

Life Technologies is planning to provide a "significant number of employees" with an opportunity to apply for new positions elsewhere in the company.

Life Technologies gained the Camarillo facilities through the 2005 acquisition of BioSource by Life Technologies' predecessor company Invitrogen.

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