Corning Announces New Closed-System Product Line For Cell Culture Research And Production
Industry's broadest line of aseptic, single-use products enable researchers to meet new compliance standards, increase competitive advantage and speed to market for biopharmaceutical products
Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced an extended line of closed-system laboratory products for cell culture research and production.
The latest offering of disposable products and closed systems enable the aseptic sampling, liquid handling, or transfer of cell culture from one vessel to another. Utilizing tubing sets that fit Corning cell culture and liquid handling vessels, researchers and production teams can diminish the potential for contamination and eliminate the need for cleaning and sterilization, significantly reducing process and scale-up time and costs.
"In today's biopharmaceutical market, researchers face increasing regulatory pressures, heightened scrutiny of human error and contamination, and an ever-present need to bring products to market faster. As a result, there is an acute demand for single-use bioprocess disposable systems," said Robb D'Amore, director Channel, Brand and Marketing, Corning Life Sciences. "We are now seeing closed-system solutions like Corning's becoming much more of a need-to-have than a nice-to-have."
Corning's extended-closed system product line tubing sets fit a range of Corning products including centrifuge tubes, media bottles, storage bottles, roller bottles, Erlenmeyer flasks, disposable spinner flasks, CellSTACK® culture chambers, HYPERFlask® vessels, HYPERStack® culture chambers, and CellCube® modules. All tubing sets are assembled in an ISO 6 Clean Room and all products are provided sterile and double bagged for cGMP compliance. Customers can also take advantage of Corning's configuration specialists who will provide insight and recommendations on designing a system complete with the necessary components as well as providing a drawing and sample for approval. The product line is available today direct from Corning or through its approved channel partners.
"As part of our ongoing commitment to anticipate the needs of our customers and respond accordingly with technologies to help them meet market and legislative demands, we are pleased to offer the industry's widest line of closed-system products," said Forrest Roush, business manager, Cells & Bioprocess, Corning Life Sciences.
Corning Life Sciences continually brings new and innovative laboratory technologies to researchers worldwide and helps customers succeed by providing innovative, high-quality products and services in the areas of polymer science, biochemistry and molecular biology, glass melting and forming, surface modification, and characterization science. To learn more about the new closed system product line or any Corning Life Sciences products, please contact a customer service representative at 1-800-492-1110, toll free in the United States, (+1) 1-978-442-2200 internationally, or visit www.corning.com/lifesciences.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.