This article was originally published Jan. 8.

SAN FRANCISCO — Life Technologies said this week that it is partnering with Boston Children's Hospital spinout Claritas Genomics to develop diagnostics on Life's Ion Torrent platforms for inherited pediatric diseases.

Additionally, during a presentation at the JP Morgan Healthcare conference here, CEO Greg Lucier said that around 20 percent of its 2012 Ion Torrent sales were to clinical customers and that the company expects that number to ramp up dramatically in 2013.

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