Life Technologies makes DNA kits for 'CSI China'

Call it "CSI China." Lab supplier Life Technologies ($LIFE) says a new manufacturing plant in Beijing is ready to help authorities there do some crime busting. It has completed a plant to make DNA testing kits for forensic labs there. The company says it also is helping China develop a DNA database that will hold more than 15 million samples. "Public safety plays a critical role as the Chinese government takes steps to build a harmonious society," Dr. Siddhartha Kadia, president of Life Technologies, Greater China, said in a release. The China plant is only one place where the Carlsbad, CA, company is expanding. In April, it said it had netted some incentives from Scotland so that it could invest $20 million to expand its plant in Inchinnan, where it currently has 500 workers. That expansion, slated to be complete in 2014, will increase production of its Gibco cell culture products for markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Release | More


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