updated 2/24/2011 7:16:47 AM ET 2011-02-24T12:16:47

HOLLISTON, Mass., Feb. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harvard Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq:HBIO), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialized products used to advance life science research and regenerative medicine, will announce results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010 before market trading hours on Friday, February 25, 2011.

A conference call to discuss the company's fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010 financial results is scheduled for Friday, February 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Boston time. In addition, management may answer questions concerning business and financial developments and trends, the Company's view on earnings forecasts, the launch of its new regenerative medicine devices business, and other business and financial matters affecting the Company. Some of the information to be presented on the call or provided in response to questions may contain information that has not previously been disclosed.

The conference call will be simultaneously broadcast over the Internet and can be accessed through the Harvard Bioscience, Inc. website. To listen to the conference call, log on to our website at www.harvardbioscience.com and click on the Earnings Call icon. Financial and other statistical information presented on the call, including our earnings release, will also be available on the investor relations section of our website. Click on the investor relations button and then click on the press release or webcast icon, as appropriate. If you are unable to listen to the live webcast, the call will be archived in the investor relations section of our website. The live conference call is also accessible by dialing toll-free 877-303-7611, or toll 970-315-0445, and referencing the pass code of "43787462".

Date:   February 25, 2011

Time:   11:00 AM ET

Schedule this webcast into MS-Outlook calendar (click open when prompted):
http://apps.shareholder.com/PNWOutlook/t.aspx?m=46388&k=E3CAF29E

A replay of this conference call will be available from approximately 2:00 p.m. on February 25, 2011 through March 4, 2011 and will be accessible by dialing toll-free 800-642-1687, or toll 706-645-9291, and referencing the pass code of "43787462".

About Harvard Bioscience

Harvard Bioscience ("HBIO") is a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialized products, primarily apparatus and scientific instruments, used to advance life science research and regenerative medicine. We sell our products to thousands of researchers in over 100 countries primarily through our 850 page catalog (and various other specialty catalogs), our website, through distributors, including GE Healthcare, Thermo Fisher Scientific and VWR, and via our field sales organization. HBIO has sales and manufacturing operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Spain with additional facilities in France and Canada. For more information, please visit www.harvardbioscience.com .

The Harvard Bioscience, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8160

The statements made in this press release that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those factors set forth under the heading "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 or described in the Company's other public filings. The Company's results may also be affected by factors of which the Company is not currently aware. The Company may not update these forward-looking statements, even though its situation may change in the future, unless it has obligations under the federal securities laws to update and disclose material developments related to previously disclosed information.

CONTACT: Harvard Bioscience, Inc.
         David Green, President
         dgreen@harvardbioscience.com
         Chane Graziano, CEO
         cgraziano@harvardbioscience.com
         Tom McNaughton, CFO
         tmcnaughton@harvardbioscience.com
         Phone: 508 893 8999
         Fax:   508 892 6135

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