By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies intends to raise $1.5 billion from the sale of senior notes due in three years, five years, and 10 years.

The first tranche for $250 million in 3.375 percent notes matures March 1, 2013; the second tranche of $500 million in 4.4 percent notes matures March 1, 2015; and the third tranche of $750 million in 6 percent notes matures March 1, 2020.

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