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


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
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.

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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.
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About Corning

Corning (
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

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

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