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Life Technologies Launches India Hub

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies has enhanced its ability to serve its customers in India with the launch of a new regional distribution hub in Bangalore, the firm said Sunday.

The 25,000-square-foot India Distribution Center (IDC) will serve as the center for a regional hub for distribution of Life Technologies' products throughout the country, where the firm's daily product distribution has increased four-fold since the center was conceived, Life Technologies said.

"The scientific community in India is growing at a rapid rate," Devashish Ohri, managing director of Life Technologies South Asia, said in a statement. "By locating the India Distribution Center in Bangalore, we can bring our innovative technologies more efficiently to our customers and partners in the region and help advance their science."

Life Technologies operates as Invitrogen Bioservices India within the country. The company also recently acquired part of Labindia, a long-time distributor for the Applied Biosystems brand tools, to create a full service business catering to the research, diagnostics, and forensics fields.

Mark Smedley, president of Asia Pacific and Japan for Life Technologies, said that the IDC demonstrates the company's commitment to "to greatly enhance the timeliness, accuracy and reliability of our product distribution to our Indian customers."

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