In October 2012, Corning™ acquired the majority of Becton, Dickinson and Company's (BD) Discovery Labware business. The acquisition adds new plastic consumable labware brands (for liquid handling and cell culture), biologically coated plastic consumable labware, cell culture reagents and ADME research products and services to Corning's existing product portfolio.
The brands acquired include:
BioCoat™, Cell-Tak™, Express™, FluoroBlok™, Falcon, Gentest™, Matrigel, Nu-Serum™, Optilex™, Primaria™, PureCoat™, Supersomes™, UltraPool™.
These new brands and products, together with Corning's existing lines, provide our customers a much wider choice of innovative vessels, surfaces, media and reagents for their specific applications.
Corning is excited by the future opportunities to combine Discovery Labware's expertise in biological cell culture coatings and ADME products with our innovative vessels, synthetic cell culture surfaces, cell scale-up solutions and media.
Although Corning did not acquire the BD brand name, the product brand names (Falcon, BioCoat, Matrigel, etc.) will still be available to you and catalog numbers will remain the same. Continue to purchase both your Corning and Discovery Labware products through Fisher Scientific as usual.