NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies today announced it has created a Global Instrument Center of Excellence in Singapore, making it the company's only internal instrument manufacturing facility outside the US.

The design and manufacturing of Life Tech's products — including its next-generation sequencers and molecular diagnostic instruments — for its customers within the region and outside of Asia-Pacific will be conducted at the new center, the Carlsbad, Calif.-based firm said.

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