Invitrogen Will Change Name to Life Technologies

Xconomy San Diego — 

Invitrogen, the San Diego-based maker of lab products, said it plans to change its name to Life Technologies when it completes the acquisition of Foster City, CA-based Applied Biosystems. The new company will trade on the NASDAQ exchange under the ticker “LIFE.” Instruments will continue to be sold under the Applied Biosystems brand name, while chemical reagents will still be sold under the Invitrogen name, the company said. The merger is awaiting approval from European regulators.