Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) and ATCC today extended an existing collaboration that will benefit cell culture researchers worldwide. Under terms of the agreement, Corning Life Sciences and ATCC will co-develop new applications for existing ATCC and Corning cell biology products; provide researchers with increased access to knowledgeable field scientists and information; and participate in joint marketing initiatives.
“We are excited to expand our relationship with ATCC,” said Brian Douglass, business director, Cell Culture, Corning Life Sciences. “Through our continued work, customers will have quicker access to more resources, information, and technical approaches to accelerate their research.”
Together, ATCC and Corning both offer a wealth of cell culture knowledge and information that researchers can access to improve productivity. Additionally, new application development for existing ATCC cells — primary, iPSCs, and hTERT immortalized cell lines—will provide improved workflow and new insights into ways Corning’s differentiated products, such as Corning® BioCoat™, can improve performance.
“We continually strive to acquire, authenticate, preserve, develop, standardize, and distribute biological materials and information for the advancement of scientific research,” said Matthew Klusas, senior director, Corporate Development, ATCC. “This collaboration with Corning Life Sciences helps us further accomplish that mission by providing our customers with value-added cell culture solutions.”
Through acquisition and ongoing R&D investment, Corning offers a leading portfolio of premium, 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®, Falcon®, Axygen®, and Gosselin™.
To learn more about 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.
For more information about ATCC products, contact ATCC technical service representatives toll free in the U.S. at 1-800-638-6597; for international inquiries, please call (703) 365-2700 or visit www.atcc.org.
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ATCC, the premier global biological materials resource and standards organization, serves and supports the scientific community with industry-standard products and innovative solutions. With the world’s largest and most diverse collection of human, animal, and plant cell lines, as well as molecular genomic tools, microorganisms, and biological products, ATCC is a trusted biological resource for the worldwide research community. ATCC is a non-profit organization with headquarters in Manassas, Va.
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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.