Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced its new Corning® Epic® Pharmacology service for drug discovery. The service uses Corning’s holistic assay approach to drug discovery and pathway biology to provide high-value cellular profiling in native cellular systems.
The Corning Epic Pharmacology service is a key new offering from Corning’s portfolio of Epic Discovery Services, and helps reveal hidden compound activities, unforeseen pathway activities, and can identify both novel pharmacology and off-target effects for high-value compounds. Leveraging Corning’s innovative Epic label-free technology, the Epic Pharmacology service provides more biologically relevant data to enhance customers’ decision-making in compound prioritization, helping them drive increased discovery productivity.
“Today’s drug discovery market is challenged not only with bringing drugs to market faster, but doing so more efficiently and effectively while remaining continually vigilant about quality,” said Keith R. Olson, Ph.D., business director, Advanced Life Sciences, Corning. “Our new Corning Epic Pharmacology service will provide our customers worldwide with significant knowledge and expertise needed to address and overcome these current challenges. Our approach is customized to each client’s need, providing a cellular profiling panel for drug activity in a range of primary and immortalized cells that more accurately reflects how drugs behave in vivo.”
Corning is highlighting its Corning Epic Pharmacology service at the inaugural SLAS2012 event Feb. 4-8 in San Diego. An exhibitor at the event, (booth #829) Corning is also presenting technical posters and hosting a number of workshops to demonstrate applications for Corning Epic technology and the new pharmacology service.
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 Corning Epic Pharmacology label-free cellular profiling service, 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 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.