Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today announced a new line of microcarriers for large-scale vaccine and cell therapy manufacturing.
The microcarriers simplify the scale-up of attachment-dependent cells by providing a premeasured, sterile, ready-to-use product for direct transfer into bioreactors. This single-step microcarrier solution replaces several steps traditionally required and allows researchers to minimize lab preparation time and enhance manufacturing results.
“This new offering streamlines large-scale manufacturing, providing researchers with a single-step solution to free up vital resources,” said Ken Ludwig, business manager, Bioprocess and Cell Therapy, Corning Life Sciences. “The new product reflects Corning’s ongoing initiative to provide customers with efficient and complete solutions—from small-scale process development to large-scale manufacturing.”
The new microcarriers offer Corning’s unique Synthemax II and Enhanced Attachment surface treatment options to maximize cell yield and viability, and are fully compatible with closed systems solutions packaging in customizable batch sizes starting at 10g.
The new microcarriers represent the next step in Corning’s ongoing scale-up offerings, joining Corning CellSTACK® culture chambers, Corning HYPERStack® vessels, a full range of spinner flasks, and advanced cell-culture media solutions.
Through acquisition and ongoing R&D investment, Corning now offers a more comprehensive range of innovative laboratory products and solutions for a wide spectrum of life science applications. Corning’s trusted, quality brands, backed by technical expertise, provide researchers with better ways to advance their research from the beginning of their process to the end. The family of brands includes Corning®, PYREX®, Costar®, Axygen®, Gosselin™ and cellgro®.
To learn more about the new Corning Life Sciences microcarriers or any other products, please contact a customer service representative at 1-510-494-8900, or visit www.corning.com/lifesciences .
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About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated ( www.corning.com ) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 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.