Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced the Corning Lab for the Cure™ program, a first-of-its-kind corporate sponsorship agreement with Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Under terms of the agreement and through a one-time donation of $250,000, Corning Life Sciences will engage with Susan G. Komen for the Cure throughout 2010 in co-marketing and co-branding initiatives to increase awareness for Komen’s promise to save lives and find a cure for breast cancer.
“We are pleased to be associated with an organization such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure that, like Corning, places a high value on the importance of advancing research and science”
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the largest funder of breast cancer research outside of the U.S. government. Since 1983 the organization has invested $400 million toward finding a cure, with more than $230 million invested in research projects from 2006 to 2009.
“Susan G. Komen for the Cure is proud to welcome Corning Life Sciences as a collaborator in its promise to end breast cancer forever,” said Elizabeth Thompson, senior vice president, medical and scientific affairs at Susan G. Komen for the Cure. “Every major advance in breast cancer has been touched by a Komen grant and this collaboration will allow us to continue funding ground-breaking research and life-saving community outreach projects.”
The Corning Lab for the Cure program will provide Corning customers in the U.S. and Canada with the opportunity to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure through their everyday purchases of select products. Corning Life Sciences products that are part of the Corning Lab for the Cure program include the following:
- Costar® Pipettes
- Corning® 100 mm Dishes
- Corning Cell Scrapers
- Corning 50 mL Centrifuge Tubes
- PYREX® Reusable Glass Media Bottles
- Corning PES Filter Systems
- Corning® 150 mL Tube Top Filters
As part of this program and beginning in the second quarter of 2010, Corning Life Sciences plans to make available special-edition products which will feature pink caps and handles. These products will include Corning Cell Scrapers, PYREX Reusable Glass Media Bottles, and Corning 50 mL Centrifuge Tubes.
“We are pleased to be associated with an organization such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure that, like Corning, places a high value on the importance of advancing research and science,” said Kim Titus, business development manager, Corning Life Sciences. “Susan G. Komen for the Cure grants have helped make a significant impact for researchers and scientists, including many who use our products, in the fight against breast cancer. Our Corning Lab for the Cure program is an ideal way to give back to the life science industry and support a cause that touches people’s lives far beyond the laboratory walls.”
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; 6-, 12-, 24-, and 48-well cell-culture plates; 96-, 384-, and 1536-well microplates; roller bottles; flasks; tips; HYPERFlask® Vessels; and PCR Reaction Vessels. The business’ dedication to quality, technology, and innovation has enabled it to produce a comprehensive line of plastic laboratory disposables and reusable glassware.