Company Overview

About Hamilton Thorne Ltd. Group

Hamilton Thorne Inc. Overview

Hamilton Thorne designs, manufactures and distributes precision laser devices and advanced image analysis systems for the human fertility, animal breeding, stem cell and development biology research markets. In addition, Hamilton Thorne offers complete IVF lab build outs in the USA.

The Company's novel laser systems are a standard in IVF clinics and are rapidly emerging as the dominant products to facilitate precise micro-surgical procedures with stem cells and other living cells in the laboratory. Specific applications include the reducing time in developing transgenic animal models, dramatic reductions in cell damage during micro-surgical procedures and higher yields for many cell procedures.Hamilton Thorne's laser products attach to standard inverted microscopes and operate as robotic micro-surgeons, enabling a wide array of scientific applications and IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) procedures. Currently the Company has three clinical lasers and four research lasers that have been introduced, most recently the new LYKOS with Dynamic Targeting Sytem. Each member of the laser family is built on the same architecture, but serves different market applications.

Hamilton Thorne’s CASA (Computer Assisted Sperm Analysis) image analysis systems are designed to bring quality, efficiency and reliability to studies of reproductive cells in the human fertility, animal sciences and reproductive toxicology fields. These systems assist researchers and clinicians in analyzing sperm motility and other characteristics in human fertility, toxicology and animal applications. In 2012 the Company began a significant investment in additional hardware and software capabilities across this product line and began to rollout the next generation of these devices in the third quarter of 2012.

Hamilton Thorne’s growing customer base includes pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, fertility clinics, university research centers, and other commercial and academic research establishments worldwide. Current customers include world-leading research labs such as Harvard, MIT, Yale, McGill, DuPont, Monsanto, Charles River Labs, Jackson Labs, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, and Oxford and Cambridge.

Meet the HTL Group

Hamilton Thorne Ltd. (HTL) is a public company traded on the Toronto Venture Exchange.

HTL is a leading global provider of precision instruments, consumables, software and services to the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), research, and cell biology markets.

The group began accelerating its growth by completing the acquisition of the Gynemed & Co GmbH (2017), Planer Ltd. (2019), Tek-Event (2021) and IVFTech ApS (2021).

Today, while its primary focus is serving laboratories in the ART field, the products and services are provided to a diverse customer base, from in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics and pharmaceutical companies to animal research facilities and academic establishments worldwide.

Gynemed GmbH & Co. KG

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Gynemed has been dedicated to the development, manufacture, and distribution of high-quality medical products for reproductive medicine since 1998.

It has exclusive products meeting the highest standards and demands on quality, presenting the latest scientific developments. Besides the continuously expanding Gynemed media and consumables product lines, additionally, it offers laboratory devices and consumables by renowned brands as an exclusive distributor, including service and maintenance.

As customer service has been and will always be Gynemed’s highest priority, the highly trained sales and technical teams offer competent support, and optimized service is particularly appreciated by its customers.

In addition to the dedicated personnel in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and France, Gynemed works with an expansive network of committed distributors around the world. Daily contact with its customers enables Gynemed to support clinics in their goal to offer the best medical care possible in the field of assisted reproduction.


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Since 1973, Planer has been supplying hospitals, laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, IVF clinics and the ART fields with hardware, software and systems for the safe preservation, storage, and monitoring of biological specimens such as embryos, blood products and tissue.

Planer works closely with Human IVF, Animal IVF, Transgenic Research and Stem Cell Research sectors to understand their needs and develop and source high quality, reliable equipment conforming to ISO and Medical Device standards and, where appropriate, assist with compliance, including 21 CFR Pt 11.

Using the years of expertise and experience, Planer develops and manufactures pioneering and innovative products to the highest standards and provide uncompromising service to the UK market and around the world directly and through its distributors and service agents in over 90 countries.

Tek-Event Pty Ltd.

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Tek-Event, based in Sydney, Australia, is the manufacturer of the Cell-Tek Microscope Chamber, a specialized product for controlling temperature, air flow, humidification, and air quality that is used in ART and laboratory markets worldwide. The Cell-Tek Chamber is designed to create an optimum environment for visually examining, manipulating, transferring, or assessing oocytes and embryos for in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Tek-Event is also a value-added reseller of a select range of capital equipment and consumables, including those manufactured by Hamilton Thorne. Tek-Event serves approximately 90% of IVF clinics in Australia.

IVFtech ApS

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IVFtech is a family-run Danish company based north of Copenhagen, Denmark. The company has been operating since 1998 and possesses market-leading industry experience and knowledge. In 2021 IVFtech was acquired by the American group Hamilton Thorne Ltd. and is now part of this global group.

IVFtech is innovative and always on the lookout for new technology and ideas to help solve clients' challenges and specific needs and are passionate manufacturer of bespoke workstations, incubators, and equipment for IVF laboratories. As such, they play an indirect but crucial role in helping people around the world become families. And this is exactly the reason for the company's entire existence to keep on creating innovative equipment to improve the everyday work life of clients and enhance the overall chances of success in fertility treatment.

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 Microptic S.L.

MICROPTIC S.L., company based in Barcelona, Spain, is a leading player in the field of research, design, development, sale, installation and service of in-vitro diagnostic systems. Using Artificial Intelligence technology, the company is specialized in semen analysis for over 30 years, both human and animal. MICROPTIC has installed more than 2000 systems in over 100 countries and collaborates with about 70 distributors and scientific researchers.