Harvard Apparatus History

Harvard Apparatus was founded in 1901 by Dr. William T. Porter of the Harvard Medical School. Harvard Apparatus developed a name not only for quality but also for innovation. Harvard Apparatus invented the mechanical syringe pump in the 1950s and introduced the first microprocessor controlled syringe pumps in the 1980s. Today Harvard Apparatus continues this tradition with the most advanced, easiest-to-use programmable syringe pumps, the PHD 2000 series. Harvard Apparatus also developed first volume controlled- and then pressure-controlled ventilators, pulsatile blood pumps, transducers, amplifiers, recorders, glassware and many other specialized bioscience research products.

Harvard Apparatus is now part of the Harvard Bioscience family of companies. Harvard Bioscience (Nasdaq: HBIO) is a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialized products, primarily scientific instruments.

HBIO products are used to accelerate drug discovery and aid research at pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, universities and government laboratories worldwide. The Harvard Bioscience family of companies supplies the bioresearch community with such a broad line of specialized products for neuroscience, physiology, cell biology and more, that we have truly become a one-stop shop. We continually expand our product line through invention and acquisition and we now sell our products to thousands of researchers in over 100 countries.

We look forward to serving you with more innovative solutions to enhance your bioresearch.