NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies said after the close of the market on Tuesday that revenues in the second quarter increased 1 percent year over year.

The company also said that its board has approved a $750 million share repurchase program on top of the $62 million that remains from its existing repurchase program.

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