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

  • AVA Clinic, Latvia, chooses Planer benchtop incubator

    AVA Clinic, Latvia, chooses Planer benchtop incubator

    Riga, in Latvia, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is the third biggest city in the Baltic region, right after St. Petersburg and Stockholm. The AVA Clinic based there, is part of a European network of infertility treatment clinics founded in 1993 and this one opened in 2005. The experienced Riga team get high infertility treatment

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  • Improve post-thaw function in cryopreserved Mesenchymal Stromal Cells

    Improve post-thaw function in cryopreserved Mesenchymal Stromal Cells

    Results from a multi disciplinary study into improving post thaw function in MSCs has just been published in the journal Stem Cells and Development. Current methods for freezing mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) result in poor post-thaw function, which limits the clinical utility of these cells. The investigation, carried out by Pollock, Samsonraj et al with Professor Allison Hubel, (pictured here),

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  • 40 years of Planer Incubators

    40 years of Planer Incubators

    It's the tenth anniversary of our first concept for the BT37 benchtop incubator, which is now known around the world. But it is not the only incubator we make. Or have made. While we are known for our controlled rate freezers, few people remember our first incubator - way back in 1976! Looking through the archives we found a photo of

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  • ESHRE 2017

    ESHRE 2017

    The European Society for Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) will be holding their annual conference in the beautiful city of Geneva, Switzerland this year from the 2nd to the 5th July. On Sunday 2nd July, there will be fifteen special interest group pre-congress presentations, before the main programme itself starts on Monday 3rd July. Planer will be exhibiting once again at

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  • Planer monitoring system installed in AVA clinic, Latvia

    Planer monitoring system installed in AVA clinic, Latvia

    The AVA Clinic in Latvia is part of a European network of infertility treatment clinics founded in 1993 and the Riga clinic, shown here, opened in 2005. The experienced Riga team get high success rates, and as they adhere strictly to ISO 9001:2008 the quality of the equipment they buy is very important. So we were honoured that they chose

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