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Irvine Scientific Now Offers Falcon® IVF Products in the United States

August 1, 2018

SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 1, 2018--Irvine Scientific, a Fujifilm Company, and an industry leader in cell culture media development and manufacturing, today announced a new agreement with Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW), which gives Irvine Scientific US distribution rights for Corning’s Falcon ®In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) dishes and plates line.

Irvine Scientific’s core specialty is the development and manufacture of cell culture media, while Corning has unrivaled expertise as a global leader in laboratory consumables and materials science.

“Irvine Scientific has always aimed to deliver the highest quality products for IVF,” said Yutaka, Yamaguchi, President and Chief Executive Officer at Irvine Scientific. “With the Falcon IVF product line as part of our ART portfolio, we will supply both the quality media and the specific plasticware ART professionals require for successful IVF.”

The Falcon IVF line features a range of specialty culture dishes and plates, designed for the sophisticated needs of the IVF market.

“Corning has a rich history of delivering innovative plasticware suited for a range of research specialties and applications,” added Dr. Richard Eglen, Vice President and General Manager at Corning Life Sciences. “Our distribution agreement with Irvine Scientific gives us an exciting new channel to the marketplace for our Falcon IVF product line.”

All Falcon IVF plasticware is manufactured from crystalline polystyrene, which is tested for USP Class VI cytotoxicity and is ideal for applications like oocyte preparation, as well as fertilization, culture, and transfer. The line meets applicable United States FDA regulatory compliance, quality assurance, and 510 (K) requirements.

For more information visit http://www.irvinesci.com/assisted-reproductive-technology

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About Irvine Scientific

Irvine Scientific, a member of Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, is a worldwide leader in the innovation and manufacture of cell culture media, reagents, and medical devices for researchers and clinicians. The company provides unrivaled service and quality to scientists working in cell therapy and regenerative medicine, assisted reproductive technology and cytogenetics, and industrial cell culture for the large-scale production of biotherapeutics and vaccines. Irvine Scientific adheres to both ISO and FDA regulations and operates dual cGMP manufacturing facilities in California, USA, and Tokyo, Japan. The company’s consultative philosophy combined with expertise in cell culture and compliance provides customers with unique capabilities and support. For over 45 years, Irvine Scientific has remained uniquely flexible and focused on media while becoming a strategic global leader in media products and services.

About Fujifilm:

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation in Tokyo, Japan, brings innovative solutions to a broad range of global industries by leveraging its depth of knowledge and fundamental technologies derived from photographic film. Its proprietary core technologies contribute to the fields of healthcare, graphic systems, highly functional materials, optical devices, digital imaging and document products. These products and services are based on its extensive portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic and imaging technologies. For the year ended March 31, 2018, the company had global revenues of $23.0 billion, at an exchange rate of 106 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to responsible environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.

About Corning

Corning ( www.corning.com ) is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science, with a 166-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramics science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries.

Corning’s capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning’s markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display technology, automotive, and life sciences vessels. Corning’s industry-leading products include damage-resistant cover glass for mobile devices; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for state-of-the-art communications networks; trusted products to accelerate drug discovery and delivery; and clean-air technologies for cars and trucks.

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