Products Developed in Response to COVID-19

During this critical time, researchers are working diligently to gain greater insight and a better understanding of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). It all starts with having the right tools for the job. Corning has developed new products to help you advance your COVID-19 research and assist in COVID-19 applications.

Corning® Transport Medium

Corning Transport Medium is an isotonic solution at neutral pH containing protective proteins, an antibiotic to prevent microbial growth, and an anti-mycotic to prevent contamination by yeast and fungi. It is available in three sizes: 100 mL, 500 mL, and 1L.

It has been formulated using the final ingredient concentrations outlined in CDC’s SOP#: DSR-052-01:
Preparation of Viral Transport Medium and is manufactured under a quality system that conforms with the current ISO 13485 standard and Quality System Regulation (QSR) per 21 CFR 820, also known as current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).

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Axygen® AxyPrep MAG Viral Nucleic Acid Purification Kit

Having the right tools is critical for scientific discovery for COVID-19, including the efficient isolation of viral DNA/RNA with high purity and integrity, which is often a challenge.

The Axygen AxyPrep MAG Viral Nucleic Acid Purification Kit utilizes a unique paramagnetic beads-based system for the purification of viral nucleic acid from samples such as plasma, serum, ascites, cell culture supernatant, cerebrospinal fluid, and urine. It is suitable for the following downstream applications: PCR including RT-PCR and RT-qPCR, sanger and next generation sequencing, genotyping and SNP detection, and gene expression.

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Axygen Maxymum Recovery® 250 µL Robotic Tips for Agilent® and MGI Tech Automation Systems

Robotic tips are critical for the scientific discovery process when it comes to high throughput workflows and research-based testing for COVID-19.

The new Axygen Maxymum Recovery tips have been developed to work with the Agilent/Velocity11 and MGI Tech automation systems, which can be enabled for the high throughput of magnetic bead-based RNA extraction of biological samples or pre-configured and qualified to automate high throughput pre-PCR samples. They are available in a number of different options and are compatible with the Bravo automated liquid handling platform, VPrep® vertical liquid handling pipetting station, MGISP-960, and MGISP-100.

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