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Harvard Bioscience to Showcase Array of New Products at Society for Neuroscience 2015 Annual Meeting in Chicago on October 18-21

HOLLISTON, Mass., Oct. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harvard Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBIO), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of solutions to advance life science, will feature new and existing products from its expanded portfolio of brands at the Society for Neuroscience 2015 Annual Meeting at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center on October 18-21. This year, for the first time, the Company's Harvard Apparatus booth will incorporate a host of instruments from Harvard Bioscience's three recently acquired companies—HEKA Elektronik, Multi Channel Systems and Triangle BioSystems International—directly alongside those from its established brands. There will also be two dedicated workstations in the Harvard Apparatus booth for scheduled one-on-one product demonstrations and training sessions.

New products on display in the Harvard Apparatus booth (Booth #1043) will include:

  • Harvard Apparatus' VentElite, a ventilator for rodents now with touchscreen graphical user interface (GUI) and real-time graphical display
  • Panlab's Treadmill, equipment for exercise training and fatigue resistance studies, now with touchscreen GUI
  • Multi Channel Systems' PatchServer, an automated patch clamp now available in a four-channel version
  • HEKA's new Headstage, smaller lighter with an improved connection to the pipette holder
  • Triangle BioSystems International's Combination 128-channel Recording and 16-channel Stimulation Headstage, now 20 percent smaller and lighter
  • Warner Instruments' DP-304A amplifier with increased settings

The KD Scientific booth (Booth #1174) will spotlight affordable liquid handling products for automated delivery of fluids and gas in the laboratory. Featured this year will be:

  • New Allegro Peristaltic pump system and Centrifan small-volume evaporator
  • Legato 180 Picoliter syringe pump for microdialysis experiments
  • Legato 130 Nanoliter Remote Head pump for stereotaxically guided, single-channel microinjection.

The Company's three symposium events will highlight products from HEKA Elektronik, Multi Channel Systems, Triangle BioSystems International and Warner Instruments:

Sunday, October 18 / 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Chicago Downtown, Columbian Room
151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
"PatchMaster: An introduction for beginners and converts"
"Patch Clamp: Presentation of the PatchServer"

Monday, October 19 / 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
McCormick Place, Room S402
"Wireless in vivo Neural Recording and Stimulation"

Monday, October 19 / 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
McCormick Place, Room S403
"In vitro Microelectrode Array Recording Techniques"

"The Society for Neuroscience meeting offers the ideal venue for showcasing our increasingly robust and diverse line of products for the modern laboratory researcher," said Mr. Duchemin. "With the full consolidation of products from our HEKA Elektronik, Multi Channel Systems and Triangle BioSystems International acquisitions under the Harvard Bioscience umbrella, we are now able to highlight our brand synergies and product workflows in the Electrophysiology, Behavior and Molecular Analysis market segments."

Jeffrey Duchemin, president and CEO will be attending the Conference.

About Harvard Bioscience

Harvard Bioscience is a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of solutions to advance life science. Our products are sold to thousands of researchers in over 100 countries through our global sales organization, websites, catalogs, and through distributors including Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., VWR, GE Healthcare, and other specialized distributors. We have sales and manufacturing operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Spain, France, Canada and China. For more information, please visit our website at www.harvardbioscience.com.

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Source:Harvard Bioscience, Inc.