CORNING, N.Y., AND SAN RAPHAEL, CALIF. – Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) and BioCision, LLC today announced an agreement that will enable laboratories around the world to further standardize and simplify key steps in their cell culture workflow.
On January 1, 2016, Corning will become the global distributor of popular BioCision products, including the innovative CoolCell® cell cryopreservation systems, CoolBox™ ice-free sample preparation systems, CoolRack® systems, and other associated products.
BioCision’s technologies are designed to standardize temperature-sensitive areas of the cell culture workflow, making sample handling more consistent and experimental outcomes more reproducible. This agreement will expand the reach and availability of these products by utilizing Corning’s global sales team and worldwide distribution network.
“Corning prides itself on continuously looking for ways to improve and streamline the workflow for our cell culture customers,” said Keith R. Olson, Ph.D., Corning Cell Culture business director. “BioCision’s solutions improve sample handling, as well as provide eco-friendly alternatives to current methods. The addition of BioCision products is a perfect complement to our expanding cell culture portfolio of vessels, surfaces and media.”
“Corning is a preeminent life science research company that shares our commitment to deliver high quality research tools to our mutual customers,” said Rolf O. Ehrhardt, Ph.D., BioCision chief executive officer. “This agreement provides unparalleled access to our workflow standardization solutions through their world-class sales and distribution network. It also allows BioCision to focus on innovation and technology developments that address unmet needs in the research and clinical cell cryopreservation arenas.”
The products covered in the Corning and BioCision agreement include:
- CoolCell® alcohol-free cell freezing containers
- CoolBox™ ice-free bench top cooling systems
- CoolRack®, CoolSink®, and ThermalTray™ thermo-conductive sample tube and plate modules
- TruCool® ice pans and buckets
- CryoCeps™ cryogenic vial grippers
Corning Life Sciences continues to bring new and innovative laboratory technologies to researchers worldwide and help customers succeed by providing novel, high-quality products and services in cell culture, bioprocessing, drug discovery and development, genomics, and microbiology.
To learn more about Corning’s 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.
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BioCision is a life science research and development company that standardizes processes throughout the healthcare industry. BioCision’s award-winning products enable researchers, clinicians and manufacturers to protect temperature sensitive therapeutics, biological samples, and biomaterials. By addressing temperature standardization, BioCision strives to improve the success of basic research, therapeutic discovery and development and enable effective care delivery.
For more information visit www.biocision.com, or visit the BioCision blog for news and expert insight at blog.biocision.com.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles.