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Corning Life Sciences Announcement Regarding Corning, Costar & PYREX Branded Products

Saturday, January 29, 2005

On January 26, 2005, Corning Life Sciences announced that VWR International will no longer be an authorized distributor of Corning, Costar and PYREX branded products (including equipment) and Corning will no longer supply VWR's private label plastic serological pipets and centrifuge tubes.

Please be advised that this announcement does not impact the University of Pennsylvania as EMSCO is the University's preferred contract supplier for Corning, Costar and PYREX branded products. The entire Corning, Costar and PYREX product lines are available in the Penn Marketplace.

Please direct all questions regarding this announcement and requests for Corning, Costar and PYREX product and pricing information to Rich Balik (215-990-4135) at EMSCO or Reza Eghbal (215-803-0985), the University's Corning Life Sciences sales representative.

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