LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORP.

CEO: Gregory T. Lucier.

Revenue: $3.3 billion in 2009.

Net income: $550.9 million in 2009.

No. of local employees: 1,300.

Headquarters: Carlsbad.

Year founded: 2008.

Stock symbol and exchange: LIFE on Nasdaq.

Company description: Develops and sells biotech tools to customers in the fields of personalized medicine, regenerative science, molecular diagnostics, agricultural and environmental research and forensics.

If current sales efforts go as planned, Life Technologies Corp...

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