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Life Technologies, Advanced Cell Diagnostics Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) and Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. (ACD), a leader in the field of molecular pathology and developer of cell and tissue-based analysis tools, today announced a global distribution agreement by which Life will distribute ACD's fluorescent RNAscope® portfolio of probes and kits to the research market through its worldwide distribution network.

Kits Support Growing RNA Biomarker Market, Cancer and Neurobiology Research 

RNA biomarker discovery and validation for the tissue analysis market is growing rapidly as the transition between research and the clinic continues to accelerate.  RNAscope® is quickly becoming a gold-standard technique to identify and validate RNA biomarkers in tissue for research, molecular diagnostics and companion diagnostics. Additionally, as cancer and neurobiology research continues to grow, there has been an explosion in the discovery of biomarkers identified from microarray and next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies.  However, for many of these biomarkers, the specific cell types in the tissue that express them remain unknown, thereby limiting the ability to fully understand biological relevance.

"RNAscope complements our existing portfolio and solves long-standing technical

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