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Hamilton Thorne LogoHamilton 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 well-established and respected providers of premium equipment that share a commitment to provide the highest standards in customer service and quality.

Adrian Fuller, Managing Director of Planer commented, "The entire Planer team is extremely pleased to be joining Hamilton Thorne who share our belief in quality and service. We believe that the combination of the businesses can significantly accelerate the growth of both the Hamilton Thorne and Planer operations around the world."

Geoffrey Planer, the principal shareholder of Planer added, "Since starting out 45 years ago we have progressed to becoming a worldwide name in our field. It is fitting that after a record year, we can now take the next significant step forward by joining the Hamilton Thorne group. We are delighted to ally with such an excellent team and one we have known for many years."

"We are excited to welcome our new partners from Planer to the Hamilton Thorne family. This acquisition enhances our product offerings in incubation, cryopreservation and lab monitoring solutions, and provides a direct sales and support platform for our entire Hamilton Thorne portfolio of products in the UK," said David Wolf, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Thorne. 

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Hamilton Thorne announce the acquisition of Planer Ltd 

About Hamilton Thorne
Hamilton Thorne is a leading global provider of precision instruments, consumables, software and services that reduce cost, increase productivity, improve results and enable breakthroughs in Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and developmental biology research markets. Hamilton Thorne markets its products and services under the Hamilton Thorne, Gynemed and Embryotech Laboratories brands, through its growing sales force and distributors worldwide. Hamilton Thorne’s customer base consists of fertility clinics, university research centres, animal breeding facilities, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, and other commercial and academic research establishments.

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