Corning Life Sciences to Showcase Expanded Portfolio of Advanced 3D Cell Culture Innovations at SLAS2020

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Corning Life Sciences to Showcase Expanded Portfolio of Advanced 3D Cell Culture Innovations at SLAS2020
Corning Life Sciences to Showcase 3D Cell Culture Innovations at SLAS2020
New solutions support spheroid and organoid culture models and cell therapy research

CORNING, N.Y. —  Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) will feature new 3D cell culture technologies alongside proven and trusted workflow solutions to advance spheroids, organoids, tissue models, and other disease modeling and drug discovery applications at the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) conference, Jan. 25-29, in San Diego, California.

Corning will highlight its enhanced 3D cell culture portfolio, including Corning® Elplasia® plates featuring microcavity technology for spheroid production, and Matrigel® matrix for organoid culture.

Notably, Corning Elplasia plates have been nominated for the Select Science Scientists' Choice Awards for Best New Drug Discovery & Development Product of 2019.

Corning experts will be onsite to demonstrate how these tools address advancements in 3D cell culture and cell therapy research.  Applications for these tools include drug screening, cancer and tumor biology, stem cell biology, 3D tissue engineering, immunology, and immuno-oncology.

Corning Life Sciences leadership – including John M. Tobin, newly appointed vice president and general manager; and Dr. Keith Olson, vice president, Business Operations and Technology – will be available to share insights at booth #1318. Please visit for more information and updates to the technical program.

Corning and its customers will also offer several presentations and posters during SLAS including:

Presentations and Tutorials

  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020

Short Course: Set-up and Validation of 3D Primary, Stem Cell, and Immortalized Cultures for Downstream Microplate Reader and Imaging Applications
Presented by: Austin Mogen, field applications scientist, Corning Life Sciences; and Joe Clayton, principal scientist, Biotek Instruments
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Room 14A in the San Diego Convention Center

  • Monday, Jan. 27, 2020

Solutions Spotlight: Unlocking the Potential of 3D Cell Culture
Presented by: Christopher Suarez, Ph.D., field applications manager, Corning Life Sciences
5:30 - 6 p.m.
Hall A, Spotlight Theater on the Exhibit Floor 

  • Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

Tutorial: Advanced 3D Cell Culture Applications and Tips for Optimizing your 3D Assays
Presented by: Hilary Sherman, senior applications scientist, Corning Life Sciences; and Christopher Suarez, Ph.D., field applications manager, Corning Life Sciences
9:30 –10:15 a.m.
Convention Center Room 3

  • Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

Tutorial: Leveraging Patient-Derived Organoids for Therapeutic Impact
Presented by: Ralph Garippa, Ph.D., director, Gene Editing & Screening Core Facility, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
12:30 –1:15 p.m.
Convention Center Room 3


Corning Life Sciences will present several posters, including:

  • Poster 1081-B: Corning® Matrigel® Matrix-3D plates for High-throughput 3D Assays
    Presented by: Hilary Sherman, senior scientist, Corning Life Sciences
    Monday January 27, 2020
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Poster 1079-E: Corning® Elplasia® Plates for Assays with Multiple Spheroids Per Well
    Presented by: Hilary Sherman, senior scientist, Corning Life Sciences
    Wednesday January 29, 2020
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Analysis of RNA Transcript Levels Reveals Upregulation of Hypoxia Markers for Pancreatic Cancer Cells Cultured in 3D
    Presented by: Audrey Bergeron, application scientist, Corning Life Sciences

To learn more about how Corning is transforming and enabling the future of 3D cell culture with innovative technologies and workflow solutions, schedule a booth tour and a meeting with a member of the Corning team. Please contact: Leanne Stone, (520) 490-0719,

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