By Bernadette Toner

Life Technologies officials today cited strong demand for the company's PCR and qPCR systems — as well as a boost for its H1N1-related products — for a double-digit increase in revenue for its Molecular Biology Systems division for the fourth quarter of 2009.

Life Technologies posted $422 million in fourth-quarter revenues for the division, an increase of 19 percent over the same period last year. Organic revenue growth for the division was 15 percent.

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