Animal IVF and breeding programmes

Planer plc provides a range of laboratory equipment to help you with your animal breeding programmes. And with our network of distributors around the world, you can rest assured you will have local support to help you purchase and service your Planer equipment.


Benchtop incubators

The Planer benchtop incubator BT37 provides an unparalleled uniformity of environment, in terms of temperature and CO2 levels to help you improve your success rates.

  • Best in class in vitro environment, with rapid gas and temperature recovery times
  • Ensures optimal growth conditions with chamber uniformity of +/- 0.2 across a petri dish
  • Peace of mind thanks to the clear visual status indicators and easy integration with independent and/or remote monitoring
  • Sample protection with built-in battery back-up


Programmable freezers

With over four decades of experience, the Planer range of controlled rate freezers provides reliable solutions that you can trust. Our freezers come in a variety of sizes whether you need to freeze one straw or 8,000 vials.

  • Improved and proven cell viability
  • Unparalleled traceability
  • Unrivalled repeatability


Alarms and monitoring systems

Planer equipment can be easily integrated with our hardwired and wireless monitoring and alarm systems – so that you can have peace of mind - knowing that you will be alerted should there be a change in the environment of your specimens.

  • Assists compliance with full audit trails and granular alarm reporting
  • Simple to install, using either wireless or wired sensors
  • Easy and flexible monitoring. You can receive alerts on your smartphone, tablet or desktop


Sample tracking software

Keeping track of your frozen samples can be complex. Pro-Curo software is a simple, off the shelf solution that can be quickly customised to the unique requirements of your laboratory. With a 24/7 telephone help line, online videos and the facility to import existing sample data you can quickly get the system up and running to manage your projects.

  • Compliancy – helps you remain compliant with full audit trails
  • Ease of use – Pro-Curo is an off the shelf solution that can be quickly customised to your needs
  • Traceability of your samples – keep track and manage your samples


If you would like to find out more about the full range of Planer laboratory equipment, please do get in touch.

Latest News

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    Planer becomes part of the Hamilton Thorne group

    Hamilton Thorne Ltd, a leading provider of precision instruments, consumables, software and services to the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and developmental biology research markets, acquired Planer Ltd on Tuesday 13th August 2019. This deal brings together two of the world’s leading companies within the ART marketplace, enhancing the product offerings of both companies globally. Both Hamilton Thorne and Planer are

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  • Nordic Fertility Society Annual Congress (NFS 2019)

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    Come and see the Planer team at this year’s Nordic Fertility Society’s Annual Congress (NFS 2019). NFS 2019 will take place from Thursday 22nd August to Saturday 24th August in the Quality Hotel 11 Göteborg, Sweden. Established in 1999, the Nordic Fertility Society’s membership includes, doctors, embryologists, biologists and laboratory technicians from five countries – Denmark, Finland, Iceland Norway and Sweden.

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  • Long service awards

    Long service awards

    In the modern workplace, it can be unusual to have the opportunity to present long service awards! So we were immensely proud to recognise Lisa, Simon and Cathy for their long service at Planer of respectively 10, 20 and and an impressive 40 years! Lisa Loveridge Receives 10 Year Long Service Award In March 2019 Lisa Loveridge, Service Administrator at

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    Successful Course in Cryopreservation and Transplantation of Ovarian Tissue

    The team from Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Brussels, Belgium recently held a course on cryopreservation and transplantation of human ovarian tissue. The course, which was held on the 27th and 28th June 2019, was led by Christiani Amorim and the team from the university who have worked for many years on researching and developing the techniques required for

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