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Life Technologies Australia Pty Ltd

Life Technologies is a global biotechnology company dedicated to improving the human condition. Our systems, consumables and services enable researchers to accelerate scientific and medical advancements that make life even better.

Phone: 1800 636 327
Fax: 1800 143 363
PO Box 4296 , Mulgrave VIC 3170 (Directions)


Life Technologies and DNAVEC CytoTune-iPS 2.0 Sendai Reprogramming Kit

Life Technologies and DNAVEC have launched the CytoTune-iPS 2.0 Sendai Reprogramming Kit which enables an efficient method to develop induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells from human somatic cells.

Life Technologies Ion Reporter Software CNV data analysis workflow

Life Technologies Corporation has announced an end-to-end sequencing solution for exon-level copy number variation (CNV) analysis, which combines the Ion Reporter CNV data analysis workflow, the Ion AmpliSeq Exome Kit and the Ion Proton System.

Life Technologies Ion AmpliSeq Exome Kit

Life Technologies’ Ion AmpliSeq Exome Kit delivers very good exome sequencing performance, with up to 98% of bases covered at 10x, and up to 96% of bases covered at 20x, for a single exome.

Life Technologies Ion AmpliSeq BRCA1 and BRCA2 Panel and Ion AmpliSeq Colon and Lung Cancer Panel

Life Technologies Corporation has launched two Ion AmpliSeq Community Panels: the Ion AmpliSeq BRCA1 and BRCA2 Panel design and the Ion AmpliSeq Colon and Lung Cancer Panel design. The panels require just 10 ng of DNA input per primer pool, about 25-fold less than alternative gene panel approaches.

Life Technologies Corporation sequence-based system for HLA typing

Life Technologies Corporation has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its 3500 Dx Genetic Analyzers and SeCore HLA typing kits.

Life Technologies Ion PGM Sequencing 400 Kit

Life Technologies Corporation has announced a 400 base-pair sequencing kit for the Ion PGM Sequencer. The kit is claimed to read 60% longer than comparable high-throughput benchtop sequencers.

Life Technologies QuantStudio 3D Digital PCR System

Life Technologies has announced the QuantStudio 3D Digital PCR System. The benchtop platform features a simple workflow with minimal hands-on time.

Life Technologies GlobalFiler and GlobalFiler Express DNA kits

Life Technologies has launched GlobalFiler and GlobalFiler Express, two DNA kits that will, according to the company, make it faster and easier for crime labs performing forensic testing to process DNA samples.

Life Technologies FLoid Cell Imaging Station

Designed to remove all of the inherent complexities of capturing and processing three colour fluorescent cell images, Life Technologies’ FLoid Cell Imaging Station’s intuitive user interface allows novices and experts to generate fluorescence cell images in just a few clicks of the mouse.

MembranePro Functional Protein Expression System

The MembranePro Functional Protein Expression System is suitable for users studying GPCRs and other membrane proteins. MembranePro is a ready-to-use system that delivers enriched, functional membrane proteins efficiently and reliably.

Qmount Qdot Mounting Media

Qmount Qdot Mounting Media is a nonaqueous, permanent mountant designed for samples labelled with Qdot nanocrystals. It is claimed that Qmount media causes no significant loss of Qdot fluorescence, both initially and over the course of several months.

Applied Biosystems SOLiD 3 Plus genomic analysis platform

Applied Biosystems’ SOLiD 3 Plus System, a genomic analysis platform, is designed for users working towards mainstream sequencing of personal genomes for clinical research and personalised medicine.

Invitrogen BenchPro 4100 automated western blot processor

Invitrogen’s BenchPro 4100 automated western blot processor works at the push of a button. Hands-on time, clean-up and cross-contamination are eliminated while ensuring highly sensitive, reproducible detection.

Transfection system

Invitrogen’s Neon Transfection System efficiently delivers nucleic acids into all mammalian cell types including primary, stem and difficult-to-transfect cells. The system is for scientists performing gene function experiments who want the flexibility of an open system which allows for customisation and optimisation of existing or user-defined protocols.

Salmonella detection kit

Applied Biosystems has announced the certification of its TaqMan Salmonella enterica Detection Kit for the identification of Salmonella in peanut butter through the Emergency Response Validation program of the AOAC Research Institute.

Human protein PCR assay

Applied Biosystems has introduced a line of TaqMan real-time PCR assays that enable researchers to rapidly detect and quantify proteins in human cell samples. The TaqMan Protein Expression Assays enable researchers to correlate relative levels of specific proteins with cell functions and behaviours, such as different disease conditions, or states of pluripotency or differentiation in stem cells.

High-density functional protein microarray

The ProtoArray Human Protein Microarray Version 5.0 is claimed to be the first high-density functional protein microarray to enable screening of a protein sample or other probe of interest against more than 9000 unique human proteins in a single, rapid experiment.

Blue light transilluminator

The Safe Imager 2.0 Blue Light Transilluminator is claimed to eliminate safety concerns and minimise damage to samples.

RNA isolation kit

The PureLink RNA Mini Kit provides a simple, reliable and rapid method for isolating high-quality total RNA from a wide variety of samples, including animal and plant cells and tissue, blood, bacteria, yeast and liquid samples.

Legionella separation test

The Dynabeads MAX Legionella provides a process for targeting and concentrating Legionella from environmental samples.

Cell culture media bottle

The Gibco cell culture media bottle has an angled neck for easier pipetting and pouring; a compact form for improved handling and storage; and a wider mouth to reduce the chance of contact with the pipette.

Mesenchymal stem cells media

Invitrogen has launched a serum-free media (SFM) designed specifically to culture mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), or stem cells derived from bone marrow. Stempro MSC SFM is claimed to overcome many challenges in MSC culture. In concert, Invitrogen also launched two kits designed to allow the differentiation of MSCs to either adipocytes (fat cells) or osteocytes (bone cells).

Xeno-free culture substrate

Cellstart is a fully defined, completely animal-origin-free substrate for the attachment and expansion of embryonic, mesenchymal and neural stem cells.

DNA transfer system

The iBlot Transfer Device can be used for transferring DNA samples from agarose or polyacrylamide gels to nylon membranes in 7 minutes. It can be used to transfer protein from SDS-PAGE gels into nitrocellulose and PVDF membranes in 6 to 8 minutes, as compared with 90 minutes or more in conventional wet or semi-dry blotting.

Automated cell counter

The Countess Automated Cell Counter offers easy and accurate cell counting and viability counts. It produces data on cell cultures in 30 s.

HER2 assay kit

The FDA-approved Thermo Scientific Spot-Light HER2 CISH Kit is designed to allow users to perform an HER2 assay analogous to routine immunohistochemistry (IHC) that provides reliable gene status information and improves on the results obtained by fluorescent in situ hybridisation (FISH).

Automated UV/vis colony counter

Synbiosis has released a multi-application Protocol UV automated colony counting and zone measurement system. This can rapidly and accurately count colonies or image zones illuminated by UV or white light.

Fluorescent peptide targets

Organelle and Cellular Lights reagents are recombinant baculoviruses that, on entry into mammalian cells, direct the expression of fluorescent proteins (cyan, green, yellow, orange and red) fused to peptide targeting sequences.

cDNA synthesis kit

The SuperScript Vilo cDNA synthesis kit provides reliable and sensitive first strand cDNA synthesis. The kit uses RNAse H reduced SuperScript III Reverse Transcriptase, generating greatly increased yields of cDNA and improving qPCR sensitivity.

Foam reduction agent

The FoamAway irradiated AOF (animal origin free) is a sterile, ready-to-use antifoaming reagent that contains no components of human or animal origin.

Real-time transilluminator

With the E-Gel Safe Imager Real-Time Transilluminator, users can watch migration of DNA bands in real time when carrying out electrophoresis using the E-Gel iBase and E-Gel Pre-Cast Agarose gel containing SYBR Safe DNA Gel Stain. The transilluminator is designed to fit beneath the E-Gel iBase Power System and is intended for use with E-Gels containing SYBR Safe. Blue light emitted by the instrument is suitable for viewing DNA that is stained with SYBR Safe.

Growing human embryonic stem cells

Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), the building blocks for all cell types in the human body, may be harnessed for potential applications in cell therapy and regenerative medicine. Currently, hESC culture and expansion methods require the use of serum, mouse or human fibroblast feeder layers, or feeder-conditioned medium. These culture methods are labour intensive and hard to scale, and it is difficult to maintain hESCs in an undifferentiated state because of significant sources of variability such as growth factor fluctuations during culture.

Transfection reagent

Lipofectamine LTX Reagent offers a solution for gene expression as it is a plasmid DNA-specific transfection reagent that can provide the same level of reproducible and efficient gene expression in a wide range of cell lines, including primary and disease-related cells. Lipofectamine LTX Reagent is synthesised from 100% animal origin-free components, making it easy to validate the absence of zoonotic diseases, such as BSE or viruses, in experiments or cell lines. A certificate of origin may be obtained.

DNA fragment cloning

MultiSite Gateway Pro Technology enables users to efficiently and conveniently assemble multiple DNA fragments in the desired order and orientation into a Gateway Expression vector.

Improved mesenchymal stem cell culture

The new MesenPRO RS Medium is a reduced serum (2%) medium specifically formulated to support the growth of human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in culture. MesenPRO RS Medium consistently improves MSC expansion compared with conventional serum-supplemented media. Using MesenPRO RS Medium, MSCs can be expanded for multiple passages while maintaining their multi-potential phenotype (ie, differentiation into osteogenic, chondrogenic and adipogenic lineages).

Rapid, high-yield protein production

The FreeStyle MAX System is a breakthrough technology for rapid and high-yield mammalian protein production.

Smarter DNA gel-purification

Smart DNA gel-purification to provide the easiest, most effective method for isolating DNA bands separated by agarose gel electrophoresis.

7 minute Western Blots

The iBlot Dry Blotting System efficiently and reliably transfers proteins from polyacrylamide gels in seven minutes or less without the need for buffers or an external power supply.

Nucleic acid purification

Invitrogen supplies a full range of products for nucleic acid purification - including DNA, RNA and fragment purification and purification/clean-up - for basic research clinical diagnostic, forensic or other needs.

White Papers

Gene expression and miRNA data analysis

Automated analytical pipelines that are modular and flexible, combined with the use of standardised file formats, can facilitate miRNA and whole transcriptome data analyses. This white paper discusses methods and bioinformatics tools that can be logically connected to create such automated pipelines from raw sequences to statistical reporting and mapped counts assigned to each gene or miRNA.

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