Corning Announces New HYPERFlask Cell Culture Vessel

2007-03-30 16:22 1005

Revolutionary new design provides 10X more surface growth area than standard T175cm flask, reduces harvest time and saves incubator space

LOWELL, MA., March 30 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW), a global supplier of scientific laboratory and drug discovery products for more than 90 years, on March 26, 2007 announced the new HYPERFlask vessel for high-density cell culture. The HYPERFlask features a novel multi-layer design that has the same overall dimensions as a standard T175 flask but grows approximately 10 times as many cells. Using Corning's HYPERFlask vessels, customers can significantly decrease processing and handling time, while reducing space utilization and disposal requirements.

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"For more than 90 years we have been dedicated to making significant investments in research and development in order to deliver state-of-the-art technologies and innovations to researchers worldwide," said Jeff Mooney, director commercial technology, Corning Life Sciences. "The HYPERFlask vessel clearly demonstrates our commitment to providing customers with a first-of-its-kind solution that enables more efficient use of time and resources in the lab and helps deliver more accurate results."

The HYPERFlask vessel has 10 equivalent layers or flaskettes, each containing a gas-permeable cell growth layer, that are joined together to form a multi-layered cell culture vessel. The HYPERFlask vessel incorporates an air gap between each flaskette for optimal gas exchange and each flaskette is treated with the Corning CellBIND Surface for optimum cell attachment and growth. HYPERFlask vessels are designed for manual use, as well as for use in The Automation Partnership SelecT automated cell culture system, the only cell culture automation system compatible with a T175 flask.

Corning Life Sciences 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. Corning cell culture and assay labware products include tissue culture dishes, six, 12, 24, 48, 96, 384, and 1536-well microplates, roller bottles, flasks, and CellSTACK culture chambers. The business' dedication to quality, technology, and innovation has enabled it to produce a comprehensive line of plastic laboratory disposables and reusable glassware that exceeds American Standard Testing Method (ASTM) standards for life science research.

The HYPERFlask vessel is now commercially available. For additional information on Corning Life Sciences products, please contact a customer service representative at +1-800-492-1110, toll free in the United States, +1-978-635-2200 internationally, or visit .

About Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated ( ) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 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.

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