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

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    New CT37stax™ benchtop incubator brochure available

    Take a look at our latest CT37stax™ brochure, which outlines some of the new additional features of our multi chamber benchtop incubator. The CT37stax™ is a modular, space saving benchtop incubator that can be expanded as the needs of your laboratory grows. It is available initially with three to six incubator chambers. Additional chambers can be added to your system

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  • Air pollution reduces women's egg reserves

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    New version of PetriSense® ST launched at ESHRE 2019

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  • No difference in IVF success between frozen or fresh embryos

    No difference in IVF success between frozen or fresh embryos

    Reporting from the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology's 2019 annual meeting in Vienna. Source: Shaoni Bhattacharya, Progress Educational Trust via IVF.net Freezing embryos for later implantation or using them fresh makes no difference to the success of IVF, according to a new study. The so-called 'freeze-all' strategy has become increasingly popular in many fertility clinics as frozen embryo

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    "Operating a successful cryopreservation facility", a handbook which gives an introduction to key issues to be considered when establishing or running a cryopreservation facility, is now available on Amazon. This approachable book aims to give an easy guide to issues which can arise when setting up or running a facility storing biological samples, cells, tissue and the like. The book

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