Exploring Porous Glass as a Cutting-Edge Substrate for Life Science Applications

Life Sciences, Laboratory Technology,
  • Thursday, January 11, 2024

Discover an informative webinar to explore porous glass innovations’ diverse uses in life science research and diagnostics, uncovering unique properties and versatile applications. Designing and manufacturing life science research and diagnostic consumables can be a challenging journey. From selecting the appropriate materials to designing for manufacturing, innovators are faced with endless challenges on their path to commercial success.

SCHOTT, a leader in specialty glass and advanced materials manufacturing, provides expertise and manufacturing services tailored to bring products to commercial success, with a focus on material innovation and supporting product realization.

In this webinar, Dr. Bill James, PhD, will share an innovation in porous glass, SCHOTT CoralPor®, that has broad applications across life science. Porous glass can be used as a substrate to improve DNA synthesis, serve as a superior alternative to standard nitrocellulose membranes for filtration or separation, carry liquids more efficiently and more. Utilization has even extended further into an innovative application space: point-of-care (POC) diagnostics.

In this cutting-edge landscape, CoralPor® porous glass stands out as a potential game-changing material due to its distinctive properties and its high specific surface area and rigid microstructure, offer a series of inherent advantages over competing materials within the POC domain. Leveraging these characteristics, devices utilizing porous glass manifest superior performance metrics, which have been instrumental in reshaping the landscape of diagnostic applications.

Join this webinar to explore the diverse applications of porous glass, from improving DNA synthesis to serving as a superior alternative in filtration and separation processes.



Dr. James Downs, Business Development Manager, US, SCHOTT MINIFAB

Leveraging a 20+ year career across biopharmaceutical and medical device chains, James Downs is passionate about helping companies develop highly complex point-of-care and clinical diagnostic cartridges and components. With a BS in Economics from the University of Southern MS and an MBA and PhD in Economics from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Business, he previously held management roles with Pfizer Inc., led multiple medical device startups and is now leading SCHOTT MINIFAB’s business development.

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Bill James, SCHOTT North America

Bill James, VP of R&D and New Ventures, SCHOTT North America

Bill James completed his BS and PhD degrees in Chemistry from the University of Scranton and Purdue University, respectively. His doctoral dissertation research studied single-conformation spectroscopy of foldamers. He expanded on this work by applying his physical chemistry expertise to his post-doctoral research on molecular conformations in supersonic expansions.

Bill’s career at SCHOTT North America began as a Product Development Scientist contributing new products across multiple application spaces. He worked his way through several promotions to become Vice President of the Research and Development and New Ventures team. His current responsibilities also include strategy development and program management for the US growth program and government relations.

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will appeal to professionals in the following fields:

  • Research and Development (R&D) Managers/Directors
  • Procurement Managers/Directors
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) or Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Business Development Managers/Directors

What You Will Learn

 Attendees will gain insights into:

  • Versatility of porous glass
  • Properties, chemistry and availability (e.g., formats) of porous glass
  • Porous glass unique properties for various uses in research, diagnostics and other life science applications

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