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

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

Watch this groundbreaking webinar and dive into the transformative world of porous glass from enhancing DNA synthesis to superior filtration and explore the limitless possibilities that porous glass brings to the forefront of scientific advancements.

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.

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Topics in this presentation include:

  • Versatile applications of porous glass
  • Availability, properties and chemistry of porous glass
  • Innovative advancements in porous glass and how it contributes to superior performance metrics in the realm of point-of-care (POC) diagnostics


James Downs
Business Development Manager, US
Leveraging a rich 20+ year international career across a spectrum of the biopharmaceutical and medical device chains, James is passionate about exploring innovative solutions to help companies that are developing highly complex point-of-care and clinical diagnostic cartridges and components. James’ background includes a B.S. in Economics from the Univ. of Southern MS and an MBA and PhD in Economics from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Business. His career spans management roles with Pfizer Inc, leading multiple medical device startups and now SCHOTT MINIFAB where is his responsible for business development


Bill James
VP of R&D and New Ventures, SCHOTT MINIFAB 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-confirmation 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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