About Harvard Apparatus

Harvard Apparatus USA

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 ULTRA 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.

The Complete Harvard Bioscience Family of Companies

Harvard Apparatus/Biochrom

Biochrom has a long history of making quality scientific instruments for a wide range of applications in the clinical, life-science and industrial markets.

Our product range has five world class brands including:

All our instruments are sold worldwide through our international distribution network.

We are committed to remaining a world class company by the regular introduction of new, innovative and customer focused products as well as by being open to external partnerships which present exciting new commercial or technical opportunities.

We currently employ approximately 100 people dedicated to the marketing, development, technology, manufacturing and administration of our product range.We manage and maintain organisational excellence through continual improvement, modern manufacturing processes and a commitment to quality in all our actions so that we can meet our goal of continuously exceeding our customers' expectations.

BioDrop Ltd
  • East Wing
  • Building 1020
  • Cambourne Business Park
  • Cambourne, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • CB23 6DW
  • Phone: +44 (0) 1223 423723
  • Fax +44 (0) 1223 120164
  • Email: enquiries@biodrop.co.uk

The leader in specialized maintenance-free products designed for measuring DNA concentration

BioDrop - a fresh new approach for life scientists making micro-volume measurements of DNA, RNA, proteins and oligos with unmatched accuracy, precision and speed. BioDrop offers flexibility - with different micro-volume measurement platforms including the revolutionary BioDrop CUVETTE and a unique in-built sample port with unrivalled detection limit of 1 ng/7µL - or both in one instrument.

BioDrop specializes in maintenance-free products designed for measuring DNA concentration, Protein concentration and much more. It successfully fulfils the micro-volume needs in quantitation and analysis using our fiber optic technology and surface tension properties that also help solve any sample conservation issues.


Pioneers of Molecular Delivery Products - Electroporation and Electrofusion

BTX is regarded as a pioneer in the field of molecular delivery products that utilize electroporation and electrofusion technology. The newest BTX products include the MOS Multi-Well Optimization System with 96- and 25-well sample plates and the VIP 3000 Monitoring System. These revolutionary new products will change the way you do electroporation and electrofusion. No more single sample cuvettes! Electroporate 96 samples at once and monitor all the parameters using the VIP 3000.

BTX offers a comprehensive line of instruments, specialty electrodes and accessories for both the electroporation and electrofusion of mammalian, bacterial, yeast, fungi, insect and plant cells and tissues. BTX specializes in providing research tools for novel cutting edge applications such as adherent cell electroporation, high-throughput cloning, in vivo gene delivery, in ovo gene delivery, and in utero and ex utero gene delivery.

  • CMA Microdialysis AB
  • Torshamnsgatan 30A
  • SE-164 40 Kista
  • Sweden
  • Phone: +46 470 10 10
  • E-mail: cma@microdialysis.se
  • Internet: www.microdialysis.com

  • Visiting address: Torshamnsgatan 30A
  • Delivery address: Torshamnsgatan 30B, godsmottagningen, plan 3

Pioneers in the development and manufacturing of probes and instruments that are recognised benchmarks in pre-clinical Microdialysis

CMA Microdialysis ("CMA") is a Swedish medical device and research company founded in 1984 as a spin-off from the Karolinska Institute, specializing in Microdialysis research. In basic research, Microdialysis is an indispensible tool for drug discovery. CMA's solutions are used across the globe by drug developers and researchers to achieve fast and efficient drug discovery. CMA´s vision is to substantially shorten the time-to-market of drug and research projects by offering a complete and leading portfolio of Microdialysis products.

The head office is located outside Stockholm, Sweden. CMA has talented distributors across the globe, responsible for local sales, service and support.

Coulbourn Instruments
  • Coulbourn Instruments
  • 84 October Hill Road
  • Holliston, Massachusetts 01746
  • United States

  • Phone Orders: 508-893-8999 or 800-272-2775 (US Only)
  • Fax: 508-429-5732
  • E-mail: sales@coulbourn.com
  • Internet: www.coulbourn.com

New & Innovative Products for the Life Sciences...

Coulbourn Instruments has been providing quality behavioral and physiological research instrumentation to leading scientists worldwide for 40 years. Complete hardware/software integrated systems for in vivo studies in toxicology, pharmacology, and neuroscience for learning and memory, activity, anxiety, addiction, operant conditioning, circadian rhythms, drug screening and more.

DSI Logo
  • Data Sciences International (DSI)
  • 119 14th St NW, Suite 100
  • St. Paul, MN 55112
  • United States
  • Phone: 800-262-9687 (U.S.)
  • Phone: +1-651-481-7400 (International)
  • Fax: +1-651-481-7404
  • E-mail: sales@datasci.com
  • Internet: www.datasci.com

Innovation Built on a History of Performance

DSI is a pioneering biomedical research company focused on systems physiology and pharmacology. The recognized global leader in physiologic monitoring, DSI offers telemetry, instrumentation, and software and services that help advance science. DSI serves many industries including: Pharmaceuticals, Academia, Contract Research Organizations, Biological and Chemical Defense, the Medical Device Industry, Government, and Biotechnology companies. We offer solutions that are tailored specifically to meet the unique research needs of our customers.

Harvard Apparatus Canada

The Leader in Specialty Bioresearch and Optics Products in Canada

Harvard Apparatus Canada provides specialty research products to the Canadian market. Harvard Apparatus Canada also specializes in optics products.

Harvard Apparatus Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard Bioscience Inc. of Holliston, Massachusetts, USA. It supplies the products of Harvard Apparatus and its subsidiaries Hugo Sachs Elektronik GmbH, Warner Instruments Inc., Scie-Plas Ltd. and MitoScan, AmiKa and the Medical Systems' range of research products. In addition, it is the distributor, in Canada, for other manufacturers of Biological/Life Sciences product such as AD Instruments, Radnoti Glass Technology Inc. and Technical Manufacturing Corporation. Optical products have always been a significant part of its product range. Harvard Apparatus Canada continues to distribute instruments and components from leading manufacturers. Harvard Apparatus Canada remains a reliable and competitive source of OEM components such as lenses, prisms, mirrors, windows and optical filters.

Harvard Apparatus S.A.R.L

The Leader in Specialty Bioresearch in France

Harvard Apparatus S.A.R.L. specializes in physiological research for the life sciences. They are located in France and provide quality guidance for sales and use of specialty research products. They provide both pre and post sales support in France and French Switzerland.

Harvard Apparatus/Biochrom

The Leader in Specialized Bioresearch and Teaching Products

Harvard Apparatus Limited is a manufacturer of specialized physiological research equipment located in the United Kingdom. The company history can be traced back to the 1890’s when C.F. Palmer -- a bicycle manufacturer in South East London -- was asked to produce a recording device which became known as the kymograph. The company then grew and evolved as a life science manufacturer and was acquired by Harvard Apparatus in 1987.

HEKA Elektronik
  • HEKA Elektronik GmbH
  • Wiesenstraße 55
  • D-67466 Lambrecht/Pfalz
  • Germany
  • Phone:(49) 0 6325-95-53-0
  • Fax:(49) 0 6325-95-53-50
  • E-mail: sales@heka.com
  • Internet: www.heka.com

The Leader in sophisticated instrumentation and software for biomedical and Industrial research

For over 45 years HEKA has designed and manufactured sophisticated instrumentation and software for biomedical and Industrial research applications. Through the years HEKA has achieved an unparalleled reputation for precision and quality. Most medical, pharmaceutical and industrial research facilities world-wide rely on HEKA ingenuity for their discoveries.

Hoefer Inc.
Hoefer Inc.

Setting the Standard in Electrophoresis

Hoefer is world-renowned as the premier supplier of gel electrophoresis equipment and related products. Founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Peter and Jacqueline Hoefer, the company rapidly became recognized as an innovator and its distinctive products can be found in laboratories all around the world.

Hugo Sachs Elektronik - Harvard Apparatus GmbH
  • Hugo Sachs Elektronik - Harvard Apparatus GmbH
  • Gruenstrasse 1
  • March-Hugstetten D-79232
  • Germany
  • Phone: (49) 0 7665-92-00-0
  • Fax: (49) 0 7665-92-00-90
  • E-mail: Info@Hugo-Sachs.de
  • Internet: www.hugo-sachs.de

The Leader in Advanced Tools for Physiology Research

Hugo Sachs Elektronik provides Advanced Tools for Physiology. It is the industry leader for providing advanced isolated organ and tissue perfusion systems as well as the PLUGSYS modular amplifier system for cardiovascular and respiratory applications.

Specialty Systems Include:

Isolated Heart Systems

  • Isolated Heart for Small Rodents
  • Isolated Heart Size 5
  • UP-100 Easy System for Isolated Heart
Isolated Lung Systems
  • Isolated Perfused Lung of the Mouse
  • Isolated Perfused Lung of Rat / Guinea Pig
Other Perfusion Systems
  • Universal Perfusion System UP-100
  • Perfusion System for Isolated Liver, Kidney.PS-1
  • Universal Servo Controlled Perfusion System
  • Perfusion System for Isolated Pig Liver / Kidney
  • Perfusion System for Tubular Organs and Vessels
  • Perfusion System Ileum Peristaltic Reflex
Organ Baths for Isolated Tissues (Immersion)
  • Schuler Tissue Bath
  • Graz Tissue Bath System
  • Mayflower Horizontal Tissue Bath
Organ Superfusion
  • Schuler Cascade Superfusion Bath
  • Coleman Superfusion Bath
Slices Incubation
  • Precision Lung Cut Slices PCLS
Plugsys Amplifier System
Cardiovascular Systems
Respiratory Systems

Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH

Focused in the development of precise scientific measuring instrumentation in the field of electrophysiology

Multi Channel Systems focuses on the development of precise scientific measuring instrumentation in the field of Electrophysiology for research groups at universities and for the pharmaceutical industry. MCS provides solutions for extra-cellular recordings with microelectrode arrays in vitro and in vivo as well as for electrical stimulation.

Panlab-Harvard Apparatus
  • Panlab-Harvard Apparatus
  • C/Energia, 112
  • 08940 Cornella (Barcelona)
  • Spain
  • Phone:934-190-709
  • Fax:934-750-699
  • E-mail: info@panlab.com
  • Internet: www.panlab.com

A leading manufacturer and software developer of products for life science research located in Spain

Panlab, S.L. Technology for Bioscience is a world leading manufacturer and software developer of products for life science researchers. Our technical and scientific team project, design, develop and manufacture the products of the Panlab line (commercialised under various brand names) in close contact with our customers.

Beyond making major commercial efforts worldwide, Panlab, S.L. Domestic Sales also aims at satisfying the needs of housing for the investigation of animals, such as the supply of animal standard and research diets, cages and accessories.

For more than 30 years, our constant concern has always been to be able to offer our customers the best service and full attention which translates into a dynamic business focus, while a constant effort is made to guarantee that high quality standards are accomplished in every detail.

Scie-Plas Ltd.
  • Scie-Plas Ltd.
  • East Wing, Building 1020
  • Cambourne Business Park
  • Cambourne
  • Cambridge, UK
  • CB23 6DW
  • Phone: +44 (0) 1223 427888
  • Fax: +44 (0) 1223 420164
  • E-mail: Sales@scie-plas.co.uk
  • Internet: www.scie-plas.com

Quality Electrophoresis and Radiation Protection at Economical Prices

Scie-Plas was founded in 1988 and is now one of the leading manufacturers of value electrophoresis systems with its renowned Green Range of Horizontal and Vertical tanks. In addition, there is a comprehensive range of both Beta and Gamma radiation protection products including shields, cabinets, storage devices and waste bins.

Triangle BioSystems International

A leading biomedical device company providing solutions for application in animal-centric neuroscience research

Triangle Biosystems International is a biomedical device company focused on developing and manufacturing hardware and software solutions for application in animal-centric neuroscience research where bio-monitoring, recording, and stimulation functions are needed.

Warner Instruments, Inc

Specialized Biomedical Instrumentation for Electrophysiological, Cellular and Neurological Sciences

Warner Instruments is a diverse group of multi-talented individuals who design, manufacture, market and distribute biomedical instrumentation to the worldwide life sciences community. We are committed to providing top quality products at competitive prices.

Additional Product Lines

Medical Systems Research Products

The Medical Systems products include the industry standard research products for cell handling and cell injection. These products include: the PLI-100 picoliter injectors, BH2 iontophoresis injectors, cell incubators for microscope stages and temperature control devices. These products are most commonly used for the manipulation of cells in cloning, in vitro fertilization and the development of transgenic models. In addition, Medical Systems has a patented tissue oxygen analysis system, a real-time neurotransmitter analyzer, a tissue slice chamber and other related manufactured products.


QuikPrep has a strong portfolio of patented products for biological sample preparation and purification. These products provide unique solutions for micro-volume sample preparation in the genomic and proteomic markets. Applications include dialysis, equilibrium dialysis, chromatography, and electro dialysis.

IMS - International Market Supply LTD

IMS designs, manufactures, and markets anesthesia and other respiratory products, and related consumables. It has strong access to the UK pharmaceutical industry, marketing through a direct sales force in the UK and through distributors in the rest of the world. It specializes in Animal Anesthesia, Behavior and Husbandry Products.

Clark Electromedical Instruments

This company manufactures micropipettes and micro-electrodes used primarily in intra-cellular research. They set the world standard for capillary glass.


Harvard/NaviCyte is a patented line of horizontal and vertical diffusion chambers designed for the study of substance transport across cultured cell monolayers or excised tissue under dynamic conditions.


Stronghold is an ingenious, modular, totally integrated group of clamps, connectors, stands and lattices that meet most laboratory requirements. Precision molded nylon with 30% glass fiber reinforcement provides superior strength with light weight.