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HOLLISTON, Mass., April 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harvard Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq:HBIO), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of tools to advance life science research and regenerative medicine, was featured on in a video interview titled "Growing Organs - Growing Sales" on April 18, 2011.

"We are not ourselves a therapeutics company," Mr. Green, tells reporter Debra Borchardt. "We are not trying to sell cells. We sell devices. We sell equipment that is used by the surgeons to grow the organs outside the body for transplant." Mr. Green also noted, "We think the revenue opportunity here is hundreds of millions of dollars in [the sale of] clinical devices for regenerative medicine applications."

Harvard Bioscience's strategy in regenerative medicine is:

  • To create devices not discover pharmaceuticals as this reduces risk compared to a therapeutics company
  • To build these devices on our existing technologies and brands as this reduces the investment needed to get to market, and
  • To develop devices with a significant disposable revenue stream as this is both clinically desirable and allows us to participate on a per-procedure basis and not just on the sale of an instrument

As discussed previously in more detail on our Q4 2010 earnings call, we are currently reviewing our strategic alternatives for funding the regenerative medicine business as believe there may be an opportunity to address a larger market within regenerative medicine by partnering with third parties who can bring funding, technology, or both.

To view complete footage of the segment, please access the following link:

During the interview Mr. Green also comments on the core business's 2011 earnings growth.   Investors should review the Company's earnings release of February 25, 2011, for a more complete discussion of HBIO's 2011 revenue and non-GAAP adjusted earnings expectations, which continue to be the Company's expectations.

The link above is provided for the limited purpose of assisting investors with accessing the interview discussed above and HBIO is not responsible in any manner for any other information found at such link.

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

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CONTACT: Harvard Bioscience, Inc. David Green, President Chane Graziano, CEO Tom McNaughton, CFO Phone: 508 893 8999 Fax: 508 892 6135