Company:  LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORP
Form Type:  10-K
Filing Date:  2/28/2013 
CIK:  0001073431 
Address:  5791 VAN ALLEN WAY 
City, State, Zip:  CARLSBAD, California 92008 
Telephone:  (760) 603-7200 
Fiscal Year:  12/31 
Description of Business
Life Technologies Corporation is a global life sciences company dedicated to improving the human condition. Our systems, consumables and services enable scientific researchers and commercial markets to accelerate scientific exploration, leading to discoveries and developments that improve the quality of life. Our products are also used in forensics, food and water safety, animal health testing and other industrial applications. The Company delivers a broad range of products and services, including systems, instruments, reagents, software, and custom services. Our growing portfolio of products includes innovative technologies for capillary electrophoresis-based sequencing, next generation sequencing, PCR, sample preparation, cell culture, RNA interference analysis, functional genomics research, proteomics and cell biology applications, as well as clinical diagnostic applications, forensics and animal, food, pharmaceutical and water testing analysis.
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  FORM 10-K
    PART I
      ITEM 1. Business
      ITEM 1A. Risk Factors
      ITEM 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments
      ITEM 2. Properties
      ITEM 3. Legal Proceedings
      ITEM 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
    PART II
      ITEM 5. Market for Registrant's Common Equity, Related ...
      ITEM 6. Selected Financial Data
      ITEM 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial ...
        RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
        LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
        MARKET RISK
      ITEM 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
        Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
        BALANCE SHEET
        INCOME STATEMENT
        STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
        CASH FLOW
        NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
      ITEM 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on ...
      ITEM 9A. Controls and Procedures
      Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
      ITEM 9B. Other Information
    PART III
      ITEM 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance
      ITEM 11. Executive Compensation
      ITEM 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and ...
      ITEM 13. Certain Relationships and Related Party ...
      ITEM 14. Principal Accounting Fees and Services
    PART IV
      ITEM 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules
    VALUATION AND QUALIFYING ACCOUNTS
    SIGNATURES
    INDEX TO EXHIBITS
  EXHIBIT 10.85
  EXHIBIT 21.1
  EXHIBIT 23.1
    CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
  EXHIBIT 31.1
    CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ...
  EXHIBIT 31.2
    CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ...
  EXHIBIT 32.1
    CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ...
  EXHIBIT 32.2
    CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ...
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