Corning Highlights Impact of 3D Cell Culture on Cancer Research at AACR 2017

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Corning Highlights Impact of 3D Cell Culture on Cancer Research at AACR 2017

Corning Highlights Impact of 3D Cell Culture

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Corning Highlights Impact of 3D Cell Culture on Cancer Research at AACR 2017
Corning Highlights Impact of 3D Cell Culture on Cancer Research at AACR 2017
Celebrating 30 years and 10,000 citations of the Corning® Matrigel® matrix

Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) will showcase its latest solutions for cancer research and drug discovery with an emphasis on 3D cell culture in exhibit 2815 at the 2017 AACR Annual Meeting, April 1-5 in Washington, D.C.

Researchers are searching for new tools and protocols as the field of 3D cell culture continues to expand and more scientists move from 2D to 3D to promote a more realistic microenvironment for their cell-based systems. From organoid and spheroid development to target discovery, Corning is helping customers create more in vivo-like studies that are accelerating cancer research and drug discovery.

Given the importance of the transition from 2D to 3D cell culture, Mark Rothenberg, manager of scientific training and education at Corning Life Sciences, will moderate an interactive panel session entitled “A Stimulating Panel Discussion Focused on 3-Dimensional Cell Culture; Systems and Questions.” The session will be at 3 p.m. Monday, April 3 in Spotlight Theater B, Hall A in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Panelists will be Paul Romesser, physician scientist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Terry Riss, global strategic manager of cell health at Promega Corporation; and Hannah Gitschier, applications laboratory manager at Corning Life Sciences. Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions regarding 3D cell culture to this highly interactive session.

In addition to the panel, Corning will celebrate 30 years and more than 10,000 citations of the Corning® Matrigel® matrix.

“Despite this product being 30 years old, Matrigel is still widely used today in many cutting-edge research applications and is often cited as the gold standard of extracellular matrices,” said Richard Eglen, Ph.D., vice president and general manager, Corning Life Sciences “Throughout the years, Matrigel users have realized remarkable scientific achievements. This encourages us to be the best in the industry, and most importantly, drive us to continue inspiring scientists to push the limits and reach new goals.”

Added Keith R. Olson, Ph.D., global director, Business Operations, Corning Life Sciences:  “As you can imagine, 10,000 citations is a significant milestone for any product. But with its capabilities ranging from stem cells, to cancer research, to drug screening applications, few products have the breadth of applications of Matrigel.”

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, contact a customer service representative at (800) 492-1110; outside the United States, call (978) 442-2200; or visit To learn more about Corning’s 3D cell culture products, please visit: or could use

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