SciMed Acquires Distribution Rights for Falcon® Plasticware and Corning® Cell Culture Surfaces, Enhancing Life Sciences Development in Singapore

SciMed Acquires Distribution Rights for Falcon® Plasticware and Corning® Cell Culture Surfaces, Enhancing Life Sciences Development in Singapore

Singapore, February 6, 2023 – SciMed (Asia) Pte Ltd (headquarters: Pandan Loop, Singapore, hereafter SciMed), a leading distributor of life sciences and healthcare products in Southeast Asia, announced that it has renewed its strategic relationship with Corning Incorporated (headquarters: New York, USA, hereafter Corning), one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. With this relationship, SciMed’s product portfolio in Singapore will now offer products that support research institutions and pharmaceutical companies through enhanced research workflows.

SciMed is a subsidiary of PHC Holdings Corporation, a global healthcare company that provides precision products and services in the areas of diabetes management, healthcare solutions, and diagnostics and life sciences. SciMed is committed to distributing high-quality solutions that meet evolving research and scientific requirements to advance innovation in life sciences such as cell and gene therapy research.

With the renewed strategic relationship with Corning, SciMed will become a one stop solution provider offering end-to-end solutions for cell culture, drug discovery and bioprocess. It will be distributing Corning’s popular Falcon® brand products exclusively in Singapore, as well as Corning® brand products. These products include Falcon® plasticware products, Corning® ECM surfaces, Corning® BioCoat™ surfaces, and Corning® ECM mimetic surfaces and plasticware products, which are used by research institutions and pharmaceutical companies to culture cells for primary and applied medical research.

Sachihiko Kataoka, Managing Director of SciMed says, “We appreciate our enduring relationship with Corning, which started in the early 1990s, and are excited that our product portfolio has now been expanded with Falcon® branded products. The synergies between our comprehensive line of products including cold chain and cell culturing equipment will enable SciMed to serve customers better with one stop solutions. I believe that this will enable us to further contribute to enhancing cell and gene therapy research in Singapore.”

Patrick Hsu, Managing Director, Greater Asia, Corning Life Sciences says, “We appreciate the long-term strategic relationship with SciMed, which has helped Corning expand its business in the region, penetrate the life sciences market, and meet our mutual growth goals.”

About SciMed (Asia) Pte Ltd

SciMed (Asia) Pte Ltd, headquartered in Singapore, is an established and leading provider of products and services for the biomedical, life science, healthcare, drug discovery, pharmaceutical, laboratories, industrial tests, and agricultural markets. In 2020, PHC holdings Corporation acquired majority shares in SciMed, strengthening its life sciences business and service capabilities across Southeast Asia and India.

About Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated is a global-leading innovator in materials science, with 170 years of life-changing inventions and category-defining products. Specialized in specialty glass, ceramics and materials, primarily for the industrial and scientific application. Corning’s Life Sciences business division has been a global laboratory supplier for over 100 years. Using Corning’s unique expertise in the fields of materials science, polymer surface science, cell culture, and biology, it provides innovative solutions that enables researchers and drug manufacturers improve productivity and enable breakthrough research.

About PHC Holdings Corporation (PHC Group)

PHC Holdings Corporation (TSE 6523) is a global healthcare company with a mission of contributing to the health of society through healthcare solutions that have a positive impact and improve the lives of people. Its subsidiaries include PHC Corporation, Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG, Epredia Holdings Ltd., and LSI Medience Corporation. Together, these companies develop, manufacture, sell and service solutions across diabetes management, healthcare solutions, diagnostics and life sciences. PHC Group’s consolidated net sales in FY2021 were JPY 340 billion with global distribution of products and services in more than 125 countries.

For more information please contact:

Kenshi Komoto

Director, Marketing, SciMed (Asia) Pte. Ltd.

Phone +65 6779 3388


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