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Life Technologies to Expand in Maryland

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.

The company official could not provide details on the types of jobs that are likely to be added to its operations there. The site was part of Invitrogen's operations before its nearly $7 billion merger with Applied Biosystems in late 2008, forming Life Technologies.

Life Technologies currently has nearly 400 employees at the Frederick site, and approximately 9,000 employees worldwide.

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