Corning Expands Drug Discovery Offering at SLAS2016

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Corning Expands Drug Discovery Offering at SLAS 2016

Corning Expands Drug Discovery Offering at SLAS 2016

Drug Discovery Offering at SLAS2016

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Corning Expands Drug Discovery Offering at SLAS2016
Corning Expands Drug Discovery Offering at SLAS2016
San Diego, California | Corning Incorporated | January 13, 2016
Corning Life Sciences vice president and general manager to showcase growing portfolio

CORNING, N.Y. — Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) will showcase its latest drug discovery solutions in exhibit 1231 at the Society for Laboratory Automation & Screening (SLAS) 2016 Conference, January 23 – 27 in San Diego, California.

Corning will feature innovations and laboratory solutions including:

  • The Corning® spheroid microplate
  • Corning glass-bottom and cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) film-bottom microplates for high-content screening
  • The new Corning® HepatoCells
  • The recently launched Axygen® automation-compatible PCR microplate

“Corning products help our customers optimize their assays and streamline high throughput screening,” said Richard Eglen, Ph.D., vice president and general manager, Corning Life Sciences. “Corning is leveraging its capabilities in precision forming and its life sciences industry experience to help researchers focus on the discovery and development of new ways to treat disease. And, we’re committed to developing innovative solutions that accelerate discovery.”

The 96-well and 384-well spheroid microplates feature a novel and proprietary design ideal for generating and analyzing 3D multicellular spheroids in a single, automation-friendly microplate. This design features Corning’s ultra-low attachment surface and a black opaque microplate body that shields each optically clear well from crosstalk. Together, these features enable users to reproducibly form a single, unique spheroid in each well and successfully perform assays in the same plate.

“3D cell culture is an important emerging application area where broad adoption in screening has been limited by cost and complexity of the assays,” said Keith R. Olson, Ph.D., Corning Cell Culture business director. “Corning spheroid microplates allow our customers to reduce the number of steps in generating 3D multicellular spheroids and operate in a screening environment more effectively.”

Corning now provides a full portfolio of glass-bottom and COC film-bottom microplates that are ideal for high-content screening and imaging applications. These high-optical quality microplates provide industry-leading flatness that reduces autofocus time, increases throughput, and improves high-content screening assay performance.

The new Axygen® automation-compatible PCR microplate offers a unique design to prevent plate warping and minimize evaporation during thermal cycling. A rigid frame with a small split sustains heat transfer during cycling without distorting its shape. The plate is the latest addition to a large portfolio of automation consumables including the extensive range of Axygen automation tips for liquid handling.

New Corning® HepatoCells offer a renewable alternative to primary hepatocytes that is consistent and convenient. This exciting new product delivers robust induction response for major Cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes combined with the reliability and reproducibility benefits of a homogeneous cell line.

Corning will also feature additional solutions for lab automation, drug screening, and cancer research at SLAS.
During the SLAS2016 meeting, Eglen will be appointed president of SLAS after serving the past two years as an officer on the board of directors. Eglen was elected to the board of directors in 2014 in recognition of his achievements and leadership in the life science industry and the SLAS scientific community.
Eglen will be available for interviews to discuss Corning’s latest innovations and participate on a panel focused on 3D cell culture from 8 to 9:15 a.m., Tuesday, January 26, Room 14B, in the San Diego Convention Center.
Corning Life Sciences 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 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

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