Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced an upgrade to its existing line of Corning® 384-well clear bottom microplates.
The new 384-well clear bottom microplates are the latest example of Corning’s ongoing 384-well microplate upgrade project.
The new microplates are dimensionally identical to the recently upgraded-solid colored microplates, allowing for easy transition into existing automation and readers. Also, the larger sidewall surface area increases flexibility in bar-coding options.
The microplates are also made of improved material which ensures better lot-to-lot consistency for more precise drug discovery outcomes.
“Throughout our long history of innovation, we have always incorporated customer feedback into our new products and technologies,” said Jeff Sauer, commercial operations manager, Corning Life Sciences. “Automation compatibility, including bar-coding, is becoming increasingly critical in the current 384-well microplate market and our new 384-well clear bottom microplates provide researchers with the solution to seamlessly meet this demand.”
Key features of the new 384-well clear bottom microplates include:
- Reduction in autofluorescence (background);
- Reduction in well-to-well signal variation;
- Higher signal-to-background ratio;
- Larger surface area for improved viewing;
- Improved robotic handling and bar coding;
- Seamless transition between clear and solid-colored 384-well plates.
The new Corning 384-well clear bottom microplates will be introduced in phases, beginning immediately. The black Corning® CellBIND®, non-treated, tissue culture, and non-binding (NBS™) surface 384-well clear bottom microplates will all be available this month. The white versions and the Poly-D Lysine (PDL) surface microplates will be available beginning in early 2012.
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 384-well clear bottom microplates 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.