Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE: GLW) PYREX® Volumetric Glassware is now tested and calibrated in an ISO/IEC 17025 certified laboratory. As the most stringent quality assurance process for glassware, ISO/IEC 17025 certification provides ultimate precision for premium research laboratories. Additionally, it could mean up to 100 percent cost savings for laboratories requiring certification—such as those in the pharmaceutical development, forensics, and food services industries—that have previously paid for third-party certification.
Although Corning’s glassware is already in compliance with ASTM standards, this new certification offers additional accuracy and precision for optimal experimental results, including chemical analysis.
Corning offers both lot certification and serialized certification, providing a choice that allows laboratories to meet both their quality and cost requirements.
“The ISO certification eliminates the worry of accuracy, allowing our customers to provide a product that is completely certified,” said Jeff Sauer, business director, Corning Life Sciences. “This is just one step we’re taking to provide the most dependable products for analytical and life science laboratories worldwide.”
Specific glassware tested and calibrated in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation include:
- Volumetric flasks
- Volumetric and serological pipets
- Graduated cylinders
Corning is one of only a small number of equipment providers offering ISO/IEC 17025 certified glassware. To receive this accreditation, a laboratory must demonstrate high levels of competency for testing and calibration. ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation provides assurance that laboratories have the appropriate quality management systems and technical competence to accurately and precisely test and calibrate glassware.
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 www.corning.com/lifesciences.
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Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles.