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Corning and Gerresheimer Collaborate to Deliver New Corning Valor™ Glass to the Pharmaceutical Packaging Market

Remarkable glass innovation enables enhanced quality parenteral packaging

Duesseldorf, July 24, 2017 — Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) and Gerresheimer announce that they are accelerating the supply of Corning Valor™ Glass to the pharmaceutical industry.

Valor Glass is a breakthrough glass container engineered for the storage and delivery of 21st century injectable drugs. Valor Glass is an unprecedented improvement in glass container quality. Valor Glass’s superior strength, chemical durability and damage resistance result in better protection for drug products. Valor Glass also enables increased throughput and higher levels of quality assurance for pharmaceutical companies, and higher-quality medicines for patients.

Corning and Gerresheimer have been working together since 2015 to accelerate Corning innovations for the pharmaceutical glass packaging market.

“We are thrilled to be working with Corning on innovations to enhance quality across the industry. Valor Glass is a remarkable glass with outstanding performance on every attribute and meets USP Type 1 hydrolytic criteria,” said Uwe Röhrhoff, Chief Executive Officer of Gerresheimer AG.

“Gerresheimer is a long-standing leader in the industry. They’ve been a terrific collaboration partner, and we’re excited to be working with them to bring Valor Glass to the pharmaceutical industry,” said Ron Verkleeren, Vice President and General Manager, Corning Pharmaceutical Technologies.

About Corning Incorporated

Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles.

About Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry. With specialty glass and plastic products, the Company contributes to health and well-being. Gerresheimer operates worldwide and its approximately 10,000 employees manufacture products in local markets, close to its customers. With plants in Europe, North America, South America and Asia, Gerresheimer generates revenues of around EUR 1.4bn. The company’s comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging and products for the safe, simple administration of medicines: insulin pens, inhalers, prefillable syringes, injection vials, ampoules, bottles and containers for liquid and solid medicines with closure and safety systems as well as packaging for the cosmetics industry.

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