Corning Announces New Compact Centrifuge

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Extension to Corning® LSE product line saves space and allows for broader spectrum of research applications

CORNING, N.Y., July 18, 2011 -- Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced the new Corning® LSE compact centrifuge for use in a variety of industrial and clinical applications, including sedimentation of urine and blood samples. The new model uses minimal benchtop space, offers variable speeds, and accommodates both 15 mL and 50 mL centrifuge tubes, blood tubes, and microcentrifuge tubes. The product enables researchers to use one centrifuge for multiple applications as needed.

“Time, laboratory space and resources are limited, and today’s researchers are trying to do more with less without sacrificing quality,” said Robb D’Amore, director channel, brand, and marketing, Corning Life Sciences. “Our new compact centrifuge is the ideal extension to our existing line of LSE centrifuges, providing the added flexibility for researchers who need to perform a wide spectrum of general purpose applications. The introduction of this product demonstrates Corning’s commitment to expanding our LSE line of laboratory instrumentation.

The Corning LSE compact centrifuge is complementary to Corning’s existing centrifuge products and is currently available in a small 28x37x26 cm footprint. The centrifuge has three angle rotors that are each sold separately. The 15 mL rotor has a capacity for 12 round and conical bottom tubes, the 50 mL rotor holds six round and conical bottom tubes, and the third angle rotor accepts 18 x 1.5/2.0 mL microcentrifuge tubes. The LSE compact centrifuge will also accommodate a swing-out rotor for 6 x 5 mL tubes.

Additional Features:

  • Large digital display control panel and a convenient turn knob for setting parameter values
  • Speed range from 200 rpm to 6,000 rpm with ten levels of acceleration and deceleration
  • Electronic lid lock system, overspeed protection, and an automatic shut off imbalance-detection system
  • Cold-room compatible

Corning Life Sciences continually 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, laboratory glass fabrication, surface modification, and characterization science.

The new Corning® LSEcompact centrifuge is available now. To learn more about the compact centrifuge or to order any 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.

About Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on 160 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.

Investor Relations Contact:
Kenneth C. Sofio
(607) 974-7705
sofiokc@corning.com.

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