Corning Announces Availability of Shorty Stripette® Serological Pipets

Product Line Extension Provides Researchers with Enhanced Functionality and Comfort

CORNING, N.Y., January 24, 2011 -- Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced the addition of Costar® Shorty Stripette® Serological Pipets to complement its full range of liquid-handling products. The new pipets are 32 percent shorter than standard serological pipets, making them ideal for use in labs where space is at a premium and researchers are looking for added comfort.

“Establishing ergonomic procedures in the lab and using environmentally sensitive products continue to increase in importance,” said Maryanne DeChambeau, product manager, liquid handling, Corning Life Sciences. “Corning’s new Shorty Stripette pipets were developed to address both of these emerging trends. They are smaller than standard-sized pipets, enabling greater freedom of movement when used under the hood or in other confined spaces. They also allow for ease of use and manipulation, and use less plastic and packaging, making them more environmentally friendly than standard-sized pipets.”

Features and benefits of the new Corning Shorty Stripettes include the following:

  • 32 percent shorter than standard Stripette pipets
  • Sleek, one-piece design that reduces the possibility of particulates
  • Easy-to-read markings and printing; printed stripe magnifies the meniscus, making volume reading easier
  • Individually wrapped in paper/plastic, allowing for easier opening and reduced static cling
  • Nonpyrogenic and noncytotoxic

About Corning Life Sciences

Corning Life Sciences provides 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 Costar® Shorty Stripette® Serological Pipets or to order other Corning Life Sciences products, please call 1-800-492-1110 toll free in the United States, (+1) 1-978-442-2200 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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