June 30, 2009. Bridgewater, New Jersey. LabVantage Solutions, Inc. will acquire Life Technologies Corporation’s SQL*LIMS business, uniting the premier thin-client LIMS, SAPPHIRE™, with a significant global footprint of experienced LIMS professionals.

The SQL*LIMS® business from Applied Biosystems, a part of Life Technologies, is an enterprise laboratory information management system (LIMS) provider that manages the laboratory process lifecycle.

“This transaction creates a powerful combination of technology and people. With more than 250 dedicated LIMS employees around the world, plus an extensive partner network, LabVantage will be even better equipped to meet the needs of customers seeking to deploy LIMS across their global enterprise,” said Jim Aurelio, President and CEO of LabVantage.

“We will continue to support the SQL*LIMS product and customers with the same high level of care and attention that they receive currently. These customers, indeed, all of our customers, will gain access to a broader portfolio of world-class software products and services,” he added.

About LabVantage. LabVantage Solutions, Inc., an innovative global provider of enterprise solutions tailored for leading laboratories, serves discovery, development, formulation, process research, raw material testing, and quality management laboratories across multiple industries. LabVantage’s SAPPHIRE, a zero-footprint, thin-client laboratory information management suite, is tailored to manage an organization’s critical laboratory information across its worldwide operations to optimize productivity and more effectively share knowledge. LabVantage is headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, U.S.A. Further information about LabVantage and SAPPHIRE is available at www.labvantage.com.

LabVantage, SAPPHIRE, and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of LabVantage Solutions, Inc. in the U.S, the European Community, and other countries around the world. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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