Invitrogen
Rank: 88
Get quote: IVGN
Employees: 4,800
  
Headquarters: Carlsbad, CA Sector(s): Medical, Military

Why It's Growing So Fast: It made eight acquisitions last year, expanding its role as a top bioterror defense firm with products to detect anthrax, smallpox, and bubonic plague.
Revenue 1,198.5 22.5 67
Earnings 132.0 129.8 23
Cash flow growth (3-year annualized) -- 34.0 80
Stock return (12 months) -0.0
Headcount change (12 months) 6.7