December 08, 2021

Fertility 2022 - ACC Liverpool, 5th-8th January 2022

Fertility 2022, the joint fertility conference for the Association of Reproductive & Clinical Scientists, the British Fertility Society and the…
November 05, 2021

Hamilton Thorne lasers are now available from Planer in the…

We are pleased to announce that the Hamilton Thorne ranges of precisions lasers and advanced image analysis systems for use…
October 15, 2021

ASRM 2021 Scientific Congress On-site & On-demand

“Reproduction Reimagined” is the theme for the 2021 Scientific Congress of the America Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). This year’s…
July 27, 2021

Cryogenic Storage Temperature Monitoring using DATAssure™

Recently, the importance of monitoring and safety of cryogenic storage of biological samples has been in the news. Perhaps now…
July 27, 2021

IVFtech ApS and K4 Technology ApS acquired by Hamilton Thorne…

The Hamilton Thorne Group continues to expand with the acquisition of IVFtech ApS and K4 Technology ApS, announced on 15th…
June 16, 2021

ESHRE 2021 (26th June - 1st July). Come and visit…

We are pleased to continue to support assisted reproductive clinicians and researchers around the globe by exhibiting at ESHRE's 37th…
May 25, 2021

Cell-Tek Microscope Chambers now available from Planer

Following the recent acquisition by Hamilton Thorne Ltd, of Sydney-based Tek-Event PTE Ltd, we are pleased to announce that the…
April 28, 2021

OPU needles with a small gauge. Watch video

Smaller gauge needles are becoming the trend for oocyte pick-up as they reduce pain, bleeding and trauma to the patient.…
April 22, 2021

Webinar "Culture Oils and Optimising Conditions" - Wednesday, 5th May…

The use of an oil overlay is a critical component in any embryo culture system. But how can we optimise…
April 01, 2021

Come & see Planer at The Best of ASRM &…

Planer is pleased to be exhibiting at the virtual “The Best of ASRM and ESHRE” which takes place from the…
March 15, 2021

Aspire - their 10th Congress is now free to all

Planer is delighted to support the 10th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (Aspire). Due to the continuing…
January 28, 2021

UK distributor for Kitazato vitrification and media products

Kitazato, one of the leading manufacturers for human assisted reproduction treatments products, is recognised as being at the cutting edge…
January 28, 2021

Upgrade your current DATAcentre™ unit to our latest DATAssure™ system

All DATAcentre™ customers can now trade in their current DATAcentre™ unit and upgrade to the latest Planer DATAssure™ wireless laboratory…
January 05, 2021

Fertility 2021: Barriers and Breakthroughs

Fertility 2021 – the joint conference of the Association of Reproductive & Clinical Scientists, British Fertility Society and the Society…
December 04, 2020

Baby born from record-setting 27-year-old frozen embryo

In November 2017 baby Emma was born to Benjamin and Tina Gibson in the USA from a frozen embryo and…
November 23, 2020

Egg freezing enquiries increased during COVID-19 pandemic

Enquiries from women about egg freezing at some UK fertility clinics have jumped by as much as 50% this summer…
September 30, 2020

BT37 MkII benchtop incubator launched by Planer

The Planer BT37 benchtop incubator has become a familiar sight in many fertility clinics around the world. Since its launch…
June 25, 2020

Scientists create early stem cells to better understand human placenta

Scientists investigating conditions such as miscarriage, preeclampsia and other complications that can occur during pregnancy will now be able to…
June 23, 2020

ESHRE virtual – the 36th Annual Meeting

This year, ESHRE will be a very different experience. Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting is going online…
May 15, 2020

Cellbox transport incubator launch

Planer is pleased to announce that we are now the worldwide* distributor of the Cellbox live cell transport incubator to…
May 15, 2020

“Virtual embryo” gives scientists insights into how many different cells…

“How many different cell types are generated from a single egg cell?” is one of the most fundamental questions posed…
April 24, 2020

Biobanking’s key role in fighting COVID-19

Biobanking has emerged as—and will continue to be—a key tool in the arsenal of public health agencies and healthcare providers…
March 30, 2020

Covid-19: Statements on pregnancy and conception

In response to the global Coronavirus pandemic, a number of Societies involved in reproductive medicine, have issued statements on patient…
March 30, 2020

Free Webinar Series: Setting up the ideal IVF laboratory

As many people are currently working from home, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Marc van den Bergh has kindly offered…
March 26, 2020

2020 conference update - ESHRE cancelled

We hope everybody around the world is staying as safe as possible and our sympathies to those that have been…
March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Update 24th March 2020

The global outbreak of Covid-19 is very serious and our sympathies go out to the families around the world that…
March 08, 2020

IVF Culture Conditions - The Cairo Consensus Guidelines

There is only one thing that is truly important in an IVF laboratory: everything.The report presents the outcomes from an…
March 05, 2020

Tri-Gas Mixer for benchtop incubators

We are delighted to announce that Planer is now distributing worldwide the Okolab Tri-Gas Mixer, a controller that is designed…
February 13, 2020

Geoffrey Planer retires

At the end of December 2019, following the acquisition of Planer by Hamilton Thorne Limited earlier in the year, Geoffrey…
February 12, 2020

Preservation of cellular therapies course

Currently 1.2 million patients are receiving treatment from regenerative medicine products produced by over 150 companies with a capital value…
January 02, 2020

The LYKOS laser, designed for ART. Find out more at…

We are pleased to announce that Planer is now the UK distributor for the Hamilton Thorne Clinical and Research Laser…
December 15, 2019

Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation Scientific Round Up

Ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation techniques are rapidly becoming an accepted path for fertility preservation of prepubescence girls and women…
December 10, 2019

UK Distributor for Gynemed Media Products – Find out more…

We are delighted to announce that Planer is now the UK distributor for the Gynemed range of media products. If…
November 14, 2019

Optimising Freezing Profiles

At Planer, we are frequently asked the question “How do we optimise our freezing profile for our controlled rate freezer…
November 13, 2019

Does DMSO elicit toxicity in cryopreservation of liver cell derived…

Liver disease kills more than 12,000 people in the UK each year. As deterioration from liver disease is extremely rapid,…
October 30, 2019

Healthy daughter from an embryo slow frozen and stored for…

Two years ago this November, baby Emma was born to Benjamin and Tina Gibson. The embryo that became Emma is,…
October 20, 2019

Planer at ISFP

The 6th World Congress of the International Society for Fertility Preservation (ISFP) will be taking place on 14th – 16th…
October 13, 2019

Middle East Fertility Society Annual Meeting

The Middle East Fertility Society’s (MEFS) meeting will be taking place this year from 31st October to 2nd November in…
October 11, 2019

Ovarian Club XIV

The Ovarian Club XIV Congress will be taking place in Paris from the 7th-9th November at the Westin Paris –…
October 01, 2019

Successful cryopreservation and transplantation of ovarian tissue workshop at PSRM

Recently Professor Dolmans and Christiani Amorim, from the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) in Belgium, led a workshop on the…
September 29, 2019

Download our latest PetriSense®ST specification sheet

Our PetriSense®ST 35mm petri dish sized sensor provides standalone monitoring of CO2 and related pH in a variety of laboratory…
September 19, 2019

ASRM 2019

The 2019 American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s (ASRM) Scientific Congress and Exhibition will be held in the Pennsylvania Convention Center,…
September 16, 2019

JASIS Conference

On the 4-6 September, our Japanese distributor ASAHI Life Science exhibited at the JASIS Conference. Taking place in the Makuhari…
September 10, 2019

Frozen Assets. Advances in the science of cryobanking animal gametes.

Advances in the science of ‘cryobanking’ animal gametes are helping restore endangered populations and preserve biodiversity, writes Professor William V…
September 02, 2019

Professor David Pegg passes away

We, at Planer, were much saddened to hear of the passing of Professor David Pegg on the 3rd August 2019.…
August 19, 2019

Planer becomes part of the Hamilton Thorne group

Hamilton Thorne Ltd, a leading provider of precision instruments, consumables, software and services to the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and…
August 07, 2019

Long service awards

In the modern workplace, it can be unusual to have the opportunity to present long service awards! So we were…
August 07, 2019

Nordic Fertility Society Annual Congress (NFS 2019)

Come and see the Planer team at this year’s Nordic Fertility Society’s Annual Congress (NFS 2019). NFS 2019 will take…
August 05, 2019

Come and see us at SLTB 2019

The Society for Low Temperature Biology (SLTB) will, this year, be holding their annual conference in the beautiful city of…
July 22, 2019

Successful Course in Cryopreservation and Transplantation of Ovarian Tissue

The team from Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Brussels, Belgium recently held a course on cryopreservation and transplantation of…
July 18, 2019

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…
July 16, 2019

Air pollution reduces women's egg reserves

Shaoni Bhattacharya reports from the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology's 2019 annual meeting in Vienna Exposure to environmental…
July 11, 2019

New version of PetriSense® ST launched at ESHRE 2019

Our new and improved version of PetriSense® ST was launched at ESHRE 2019. This unique petri dish sized sensor can…
July 02, 2019

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…
June 16, 2019

HFEA issues first commissioning guidance for fertility treatment

The UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has released new commissioning guidance offering NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) advice…
May 21, 2019

Alarms & Monitoring in the IVF Industry – a new…

The recent failure of two liquid nitrogen storage tanks at two separate facilities in the United States has highlighted the…
May 03, 2019

DATAssure™ installed in Qatar hospital

In late 2018 Planer plc was awarded the contract for a DATAssure™ independent monitoring system in one of the largest…
April 16, 2019

Planer at ESHRE 2019

The 35th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) will be taking place in Vienna…
April 16, 2019

Cancer cells purged from human ovarian tissue fragments by pharmacological…

A new paper published in Human Reproduction March 2019 helps to solve the question as to whether it is possible…
April 08, 2019

Preserving fertility after childhood cancer treatment

Researchers at the University of Michigan working with mice report on a new approach to assist post cancer treatment girls;…
March 26, 2019

Aspire 2019

The 9th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE 2019) will be held on 2 – 5 May…
March 14, 2019

Successful oocyte retrieval and fertilisation after transplantation of cryopreserved ovarian…

A combined team from Singapore's Sincere IVF and Gleneagles Hospital, report and describe successful ovarian freeze, transplant and ICSI fertilisation…
March 08, 2019

Preservation of Cellular Therapies - BioCoR Course

The Bio-preservation Core Resource at the University of Minnesota is offering a new course on the emerging issues in preservation…
March 03, 2019

New ovarian tissue freezing programme

For women diagnosed with cancer, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment may cause irreversible ovarian damage. IVF prior to treatment is only…
February 21, 2019

New DATAssure sensors added to the range

DATAssure™ combined temperature and level sensor releasedSince its introduction in 2017 the DATAssure™ wireless and monitoring system has proven itself…
February 21, 2019

Our contingency plans for Brexit

On the 29th March 2019 the UK is due to leave the European Union. At the current time negotiations on…
February 13, 2019

Optimising Cryopreservation of Human Testicular Tissues

While adolescent and adult men have the option to cryopreserve sperm prior to chemotherapy or radiation in cancer treatment, this…
February 05, 2019

Treating acute liver failure: a new scaffold for the culture…

The development of an artificial liver has been of prominent interest, as liver disease is the fifth biggest cause of…
January 28, 2019

UEARS

The 4th Upper Egypt Assisted Reproductive Conference (UEARS), will take place in Cairo from the 20th – 22nd February 2019…
January 15, 2019

Uterine cryopreservation?

Research from a team at Nottingham University at the "Fertility 2019" conference presented some interesting results about uterine cryopreservation, which,…
December 21, 2018

45 years of Planer

Even after so long in the industry we find that many people don't know much about the background to our…
November 28, 2018

Ovarian Club XI Meeting

Planer recently exhibited at the Ovarian Club XI meeting that was held in conjunction with the CoGen meeting at the…
November 27, 2018

New features released for our CT37stax™ benchtop incubator

Since the launch of our CT37stax™ benchtop incubator in 2017, we have talked extensively to our distributors and customers, who…
November 19, 2018

Reproductive Medicine Conference in Johannesburg

Planer will be supporting our local distributor, IEPSA Medical Diagnostics, who will be exhibiting our latest CT37stax™ benchtop incubator and…
November 05, 2018

Come and see us on stand 62 at Fertility 2019

Come and see the Planer team at Fertility 2019, the Joint Conference of the Association of Clinical Embryologists, British Fertility…
November 03, 2018

BioCoR, University of Minnesota, and the science, technology and practice…

Professor Allison Hubel, pictured here, recently presented to a National Academy of Engineering meeting in Washington on the role of…
October 25, 2018

Useful summary of ovarian cryopreservation

Preserving fertility with ovarian tissue transplantation Embryologist Media, a non-profit project mainly related to ART, posts a useful summary of…
October 17, 2018

First birth in Italy from cryopreserved ovarian tissue transplanted to…

The Italian press reports that a woman gave birth, to a son from stored cryopreserved ovarian tissue retrieved while she…
October 15, 2018

Society for Low Temperature Biology Meeting - Prague

Planer recently supported the 2018 Society for Low Temperature Biology meeting which took place at the Crop Research Institute, Prague,…
September 25, 2018

A new paper on best practices for cryopreserving, thawing, recovering,…

During the past half-century, the fundamentals of the science of cryobiology have evolved to the point where low temperatures are…
September 24, 2018

Workshop at Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society Annual Meeting

Ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation for fertility, with a success rate around 30% after transplantation of frozen-thawed ovarian cortex, has…
September 23, 2018

ACE 2018 - Goa, India

In the balmy environment of Goa in August, the 7th Annual Conference of Academy of Clinical Embryologists was held at…
September 23, 2018

ASRM - Let's catch up on Stand 327

The 2018 Scientific Congress for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) will be taking place in Denver, a thriving…
August 28, 2018

Another Successful Course in Cryopreservation and Transplantation of Ovarian Tissue

The 8th course cryopreservation and transplantation of human ovarian tissue took place at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in…
August 08, 2018

Planer 45 years on - monitoring

To mark the 45 years since Planer was founded, we look back over the past four decades to see how…
August 08, 2018

Planer 45 years on - incubating

This year, Planer is celebrating 45 years since it was set up. We have been taking a trip down memory…
August 08, 2018

Planer 45 years on - freezing

It is now 45 years since Planer was founded. To mark the occasion, we have been taking a look at…
August 02, 2018

Society for Low Temperature Biology Meeting 2018

The 2018 Society for Low Temperature Biology (SLTB) meeting will be taking place at the Crop Research Institute, Prague on…
July 31, 2018

Now available on Amazon - "Operating a successful cryopreservation facility"

"Operating a successful cryopreservation facility", a handbook which gives an introduction to key issues to be considered when establishing or…
July 05, 2018

The effect of high humidity culture conditions over embryo development

IVI fertility group, headquartered in Valencia Spain, treats around 5,000 couples from 80 countries each year. Lab director Dr Carmela…
July 05, 2018

Come and see us at Europe Biobank Week

At the beginning of September, Planer will be sharing an exhibition space at the "Europe Biobank Week 2018: Biosharing for…
July 05, 2018

Come and see us at CRYO2018

Planer will be exhibiting at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Society of Cryobiology (CRYO2018), which will be held from…
July 05, 2018

Biobanking in the 21st Century

With Europe Biobank Week 2018 in Antwerp, Belgium coming up (September 4-7th) people will be reviewing the available information on…
June 25, 2018

Increased follicle survival in frozen–thawed human ovarian tissue

Transplantation with adipose tissue derived stem cells increased follicle survival in frozen–thawed human ovarian tissue. A recent paper published in…
June 13, 2018

New International Sales Manager joins Planer

We are delighted to introduce Phil Crow who joined the Planer sales team on 1st June as the International Sales…
June 13, 2018

ESHRE 2018 - Come and see us on stand 386

Planer will once again be exhibiting at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) conference in 2018. This…
May 15, 2018

Planer to attend Alpha 2018, Reykjavik, Iceland

This year, the biennial meeting of ALPHA, the international society aimed at advancing the science of clinical embryology around the…
April 23, 2018

Freezing Responses in DMSO Based Cryopreservation of Human iPS

A study on these freezing responses, relating to aggregates versus single cells, has just been published in Tissue Engineering (on-line…
April 16, 2018

The first frozen embryo baby

On the 34th anniversary of the birth of the first baby from a frozen embryo, the BBC World Service broadcast…
April 09, 2018

AVA Clinic, Latvia, chooses Planer low oxygen alarm system

The AVA Clinic in Latvia was opened in 2005. The experienced team get high infertility treatment results, and as they…
March 25, 2018

Aspire 2018

The 8th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE 2018) will be held at Taipei International Convention Center,…
March 19, 2018

Upper Egypt Assisted Reproduction Summit 2018

The Upper Egypt Assisted Reproduction Summit (UEARS) held in Cairo last February (21-23) saw the participation of 40 international speakers…
March 18, 2018

Managing risks in cryogenic storage

Over the last year or so there have been reports in the press on problems with samples stored in liquid…
March 09, 2018

45 years - still pioneers

Planer plc celebrates 45 yearsIn 2018 Planer plc, formerly known as Planer Products, will be celebrating 45 years of designing,…
February 22, 2018

Preservation of Cells: A Practical Manual by Allison Hubel

A new book has just been published by Professor Allison Hubel of the University of Minnesota. It aims to provide…
February 22, 2018

Progress on a bio-artificial liver

A bio-artificial liver - a BAL - is used as an extra-corporeal organ designed to aid the function of the…
January 25, 2018

New controlled rate freezer at Cell Tech Pharmed

Prof Nasser Aghdami, a user of Planer freezers when he was at Iran's Royan Institute, recently helped to set up…
January 25, 2018

Professor Brian Grout speaks at Stem Cell Users Group Meeting

We were pleased to be one of the commercial sponsors of this important meeting at Kings College Hospital, London, bringing…
January 15, 2018

Evaluation of different protocols for the cryopreservation of mouse ovaries;…

Poster from the ISFP congress in Vienna November 2017 Institute of Laboratory Animal Science, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna Cryopreservation…
January 15, 2018

Ovarian tissue cryopreservation slow freezing versus vitrification, Nikiforov et al

At the world congress of the International Society for Fertility Preservation in Vienna in November important topics such as advances…
January 15, 2018

Ovarian tissue freezing

The fifth World Congress of the International Society for Fertility Preservation (ISFP) took place in November 2017 in Vienna, Austria.…
December 11, 2017

Fertility 2018

Fertility 2018, the joint Conference of the Association of Clinical Embryologists, British Fertility Society and the Society for Reproduction &…
November 28, 2017

BT37 benchtop incubator video

IMV, our distributor for the benchtop incubator in the animal husbandry field, has recently launched an explanatory video of the…
November 28, 2017

PIMS - FREE incubator management software released

Planer Incubator Management Software (PIMS) is an easy-to-use management software suite for Planer BT37, CT37stax™ and INC-A20 benchtop CO2 incubators.…
November 28, 2017

World’s first DATAssure™ alarm and monitoring system installed

Planer recently installed the world’s first DATAssure™ alarm and monitoring system in an ART clinic in a private hospital just…
November 14, 2017

Effect of Warming Rate On Post-Thaw Recovery

A bioartificial liver is used as an extra-corporeal organ which is designed to supplement the function of the liver in…
November 06, 2017

Optimisation of cryopreservation technologies to cellular therapeutics

A recent paper sets out the options for cryopreservation of cell therapies now and gives pointers to future research. Prof…
October 25, 2017

Procurement, processing and storage approaches for umbilical cord blood and…

A new article in Cell and Gene Therapy Insights neatly sets out the advances in procurement and storage in the…
October 18, 2017

Launch of ShipsLog3™. Monitor the temperature history of your vapour…

Planer is pleased to announce the launch of the ShipsLog3™ temperature data logger. The new ShipsLog3™ is the latest edition…
October 16, 2017

International Society for Fertility Preservation Meeting 2017

The 5th Biennial World Congress of the International Society for Fertility Preservation is being held in Vienna, Austria from November…
October 15, 2017

Cryo Preserved Vascular Grafts - new work from the Hradec…

A recent study on cryo preserved grafts has been undertaken by Dr Pavel Mericka et al who performed a detailed…
October 10, 2017

Study on fetal birth weights: vitrified group versus slow-frozen

Does the embryo freezing method have an impact on the birth weight of newborns from thawed embryo transfer cycles? Prof…
October 05, 2017

Cryopreservation and re-culture of a 2.3 litre biomass

In an article published in Plos One (August 25 2017) UCL researchers gave the first example of a large volume…
October 05, 2017

Are you Attending ASRM 2017?

Planer will be exhibiting at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) conference again in 2017. This year’s event is…
September 29, 2017

New IVF clinic in Brisbane

Since Primary IVF of Australia began operations in Sydney additional labs have been established. The first was in Melbourne but…
September 29, 2017

Society for Low Temperature Biology Meeting 2017

Planer recently attended and supported the 2017 Society for Low Temperature Biology meeting which took place at the Aurora, British…
September 25, 2017

Principles of Thermal Ecology

The recent meeting of the Society for Low Temperature Biology took place at the home of the British Antarctic Survey…
September 14, 2017

Transgenic Technology Meeting 2017

The 14th International Transgenic Technology meeting will be taking place at the Snowbird Resort, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA from…
September 12, 2017

Freezers at the Royan Institute & Cell Tech Pharmed

In recent years, the regenerative medicine and cell therapy industry has witnessed significant progress in different aspects of science, technology…
September 03, 2017

Society for Low Temperature Biology meeting

The 2017 Society for Low Temperature Biology meeting will be taking place at the Aurora, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK…
September 03, 2017

Meta analysis on ovarian tissue freezing

On 17th July Science Daily reported on a new study published in Reproductive Sciences. Ovarian tissue freezing, a procedure where…
August 15, 2017

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…
July 26, 2017

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…
June 22, 2017

Round-up of interesting ISBER 2017 abstracts

The International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) is an international forum that addresses the technical, legal, ethical, and…
June 22, 2017

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.…
June 22, 2017

ESHRE 2017

The European Society for Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) will be holding their annual conference in the beautiful city of Geneva,…
June 13, 2017

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…
May 15, 2017

Cryopreservation of hepatocyte microbeads for clinical transplantation

Researchers at Kings College London have used Planer freezers for many years. Now Doctors Sharon Lehec and Ragai Mitry are…
May 05, 2017

Cryopreservation protocol for 100 strains of microalgae

The Culture Collection of Freshwater Microalgae, the Coleção de Culturas de Microalgas de Água-Doce, plays an important role in Brazilian…
April 25, 2017

BT37 Benchtop Incubators at Primary IVF

If Lucy Ing, Lab Manager at Primary IVF’s first clinic in Sydney Australia had to pick her favourite piece of…
April 09, 2017

Live births from semen stored for 40 years

Back in 2008 we reported that a child had been born with semen stored for 22 years. We thought we…
April 09, 2017

A Gap Exists Inside In Vitro Fertilisation Laboratories

The Upper Egypt Assisted Reproduction Conference 2017, produced some interesting discussions but Dr Mohamed Fawzy of the IVF Laboratory, Egypt…
April 09, 2017

UEARS 2017

At the second recent gathering of the Upper Egypt Assisted Reproduction Conferences in February 2107, 163 lectures were presented by…
April 09, 2017

Tendon decellularisation by freeze thawing

Decellularisation of tendon tissue plays a pivotal role in current tissue engineering approaches for in vitro research as well as…
March 29, 2017

Cryo safety for the embryologist

Following the recent death of a police officer investigating a leakage of liquid nitrogen (LN2) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, cryo…
March 21, 2017

Andrologists with a good idea

If you are looking for some modest financial support for a pet research project in andrology, the British Andrology Society…
March 13, 2017

Freezer installed in the Moscow Institute of Poliomyelitis for freezing…

Based outside Moscow, the Federal State Scientific Institute Chumakov produces many vaccines, such as for tick-borne encephalitis, Measles, Rabies, Yellow…
February 10, 2017

IVF in Namibia

When Namibia is mentioned, perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is a beautiful rather remote African country. With…
January 16, 2017

Dr Ye Yinghui - part of the IVF team at…

Dr Ye Yinghui was part of the team at the Women's Hospital, Hangzhou, China who carried out an evaluation study…
December 20, 2016

Unique birth from ovarian tissue frozen in 2001

Mrs Moaza Al Matrooshi, from Dubai, gave birth in London on 13 December, after surgeons implanted ovarian tissue taken when…
December 14, 2016

Forty years on....Planer freezers

In the 1950s fowl sperm was first cryopreserved by a UK team led by Christopher Polge; the process was repeated…
November 28, 2016

India's first and largest stem cell bank...with nine Planer freezers

Dr. C. Padhiyar, Lab Director at LifeCell, who have taken delivery of their ninth freezer. LifeCell was established in 2004…
October 25, 2016

Stem Cell Bio 9th -11th November 2016 in St. Petersburg

The Pokrovsky Stem Cell Bank LLC, users of Planer equipment, is co-organising the "International Conference - Stem Cell Bio 2016",…
October 04, 2016

New media improves embryo cryo survival rates to those obtained…

An article in the latest issue of the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics evaluates two different formulations of slow-freezing…
October 03, 2016

20 years and going strong

Researchers use our freezers for preserving dental pulp, but Dr Qutieshat, a dental researcher, used one of our profile machines…
October 03, 2016

ASRM 2016 - Scaling new heights in reproductive medicine

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) will be holding their annual Scientific Congress in Salt Lake City, Utah on…
August 17, 2016

Cryopreservation for the UCL Bioartificial Liver

The Bioartificial Liver Group at UCL and Royal Free Hospital in London, are using the Planer 750 controlled rate freezer…
August 02, 2016

Best practices for the preservation of cells used therapeutically

Prof Allison Hubel and her team at The Biopreservation Core Resource at the University of Minnesota are giving a course…
July 22, 2016

Planer controlled freezer installed at the Clinicas Hospital in Paraguay

We recently installed a Kryo 560-16 controlled rate freezer at the Clinicas Hospital in Paraguay, South America. The Oncohematology Pediatric…
July 21, 2016

Murine Embryology

In vitro fertilisation is used widely in animal husbandry, human IVF and transgenics and stem cell research. A recent paper…
July 15, 2016

First British woman gives birth after an ovarian tissue transplant

The photo shows the controlled rate freezer type that was used to pre-freeze a section of ovarian tissue from the…
July 04, 2016

CO2 Monitoring Sensor launched by Planer at ESHRE

Planer plc today announces the availability of the new PetriSense monitoring system. It provides reliable, continuous monitoring of the critical…
June 20, 2016

Come and see Planer at ESHRE 2016

The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology’s (ESHRE) Annual Meeting will be held this year in Helsinki from 3rd…
May 16, 2016

ISSCR 2016

Planer will be exhibiting at the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) conference, one of the largest stem cell…
May 12, 2016

The Euro Tissue Bank and skin freezing

The Euro Tissue bank based at Beverwijk just north of Amsterdam in Holland is the result of an amalgamation of…
April 11, 2016

Cryopreservation and Transplantation Course - Human Ovarian Tissue

Professor Christiani Amorim (pictured here) and Professor Marie-Madeleine Dolmans will be presenting a hands on workshop and course on the…
April 01, 2016

Report shows improvement in bovine embryo quality

Cattle production in France is important and so is selective breeding - shown by the fact that in 20014/15 members…
March 16, 2016

GENERA Labs uses Planer DATAcentre

GENERA is one of the leading Italian assisted conception laboratory groups. With bases in Rome, Naples, Umbria and Venice it…
March 16, 2016

Aspire 2016

The 6th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction8th-10th April 2016 Aspire 2016 will take place in the Balai…
February 29, 2016

Opening of Planer Training and Demonstration Facility

We are pleased to announce the recent opening of our newly refurbished Sunbury training and demonstration facility at the Windmill…
February 21, 2016

Transgenic technology meeting

The 13th Transgenic Technology Meeting will be taking place from the 20th to 23rd March 2016 in the beautiful city…
February 21, 2016

UK Sales Agreement with Lifestart Solutions

Planer are pleased to announce a UK sales agreement with Lifestart Solutions Ltd who will be supporting our full product…
February 10, 2016

Viability and potency of post thaw cells

Viability and Potency of post thaw cells is becoming an increasingly relevant topic in areas such as in vitro drug…
February 01, 2016

Repeated freezing and thawing on human sperm DNA fragmentation

There will be general interest in experiments described by Dr L Thomson and others in their paper using one of…
January 15, 2016

MARKEN, leading supply chain logistics company, installs Planer monitoring system

Serving clients for thirty-five years, Marken is uniquely dedicated to the pharmaceutical and life sciences. As it exclusively serves the…
January 07, 2016

British Ambassador visits CTI Biotech Lab

The photo shows Prof Colin McGuckin explaining the role of the Planer controlled rate freezer in his cancer research project…
December 19, 2015

ACE 2016

The Association of Clinical Embryologists (ACE) will be holding their 10th Biennial Conference on the 5th and 6th January 2016…
December 03, 2015

Viability and Function (Potency) of Cryopreserved Haematopoeitic Progenitor Cells. Quality…

Dr Mike Watts of UCL Hospital London is using a Planer Kryo 560-16 to evaluate the association between viability and…
November 23, 2015

A Practical Guide to Selecting Gametes and Embryos

A book published by consultant Prof Markus Montag will be of interest to embryologists worldwide. The book "A Practical Guide…
November 17, 2015

Preserving Fertility - Ovarian and Testicular tissue freezing

Although cancer is still a major cause of mortality in young people, the great improvements in treatments mean that adolescent…
November 17, 2015

ASRM 2015

We’d like to thank all the people that visited the Planer booth at the recent American Society of Reproductive Medicine…
November 09, 2015

IMV appointed new distributor for incubator in the animal market

Precision benchtop incubators, used so widely in the human fertility market, are now finding their way into the animal ART.…
October 16, 2015

Freezing ovarian tissue preserves fertility for cancer patients

Rachel Brown of BioNews reports a large Danish study, just out in Human Reproduction, which claims ovarian tissue transplants to…
October 07, 2015

ASRM 2015, Baltimore

October 17-21 ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine) is a non-profit multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the science…
October 05, 2015

Variables in “Passive” Cryopreservative Methods: Standardizing Cell-Based Assays By Reducing…

Many studies have focused on the effects of cryopreservation on cells, looking at cryoprotectants, freezing rates on cell viability, sub-cellular…
October 02, 2015

EATB 2015

The European Association of Tissue Bank’s 24th Congress is taking place this year in the beautiful city of Split. The…
August 25, 2015

Tendon decellularization

Decellularized tissues represent the ideal natural scaffold for many research applications in tissue science. They also hold great promise as…
August 08, 2015

Cryopreservation of human cartilage allografts

A new article by Dr Alasdair Kay et al in Cryobiology has just been published. The paper gives the results…
July 06, 2015

News in Ovarian Tissue Freezing

The news that a 27 year old woman in Belgium was the first ever to give birth to a baby…
June 30, 2015

What is virtual pH?

pH remains an unforgiving biological parameter which is difficult and expensive to measure in established culture systems. The new Petri…
June 28, 2015

Dr Stephen Troupe presents “ISO 15189 – A survivors guide”…

Dr Stephen Troup, Scientific Director of the Hewitt Fertility Centres, gave an interesting presentation at the recent Association of Biomedical…
June 13, 2015

Incubators in the Reproduction Clinic Osaka

The state of the aging population in Japan, and indeed in many parts of Europe, is well known. In 2011,…
June 02, 2015

Cryobiotech 2015 - New Delhi

In the photo Ravi Dharmarajan of Indus Instruments is discussing Pro-Curo Software with a senior scientist from from the National…
May 20, 2015

Come and see us at ABA

The Association of Biomedical Andrologists (ABA) is a professional body set up to provide support for laboratory scientists in the…
May 10, 2015

Quality and Risk Management in the IVF Laboratory

Member of our Scientific Panel Dr David Mortimer co-authored this definitive book on quality in the IVF lab - just…
May 07, 2015

Come and see us at ESHRE 2015

For the latest innovations in cryopreservation and monitoring, come and see us at stand number G06. The European Society for…
April 15, 2015

Conserving algal-bacterial consortium using cryopreservation

Chris Ridley, seen here in his lab at Prof Alison Smith’s group in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of…
April 15, 2015

Preservation and Cellular Therapies: Course in Minneapolis

Currently 1.2 million patients are receiving treatment from regenerative medicine products produced by 171 companies - so preservation issues are…
March 24, 2015

Far and wide

Jamie Bennet - of our IVF incubator distributor Origio- sent us this photo from Ile de Réunion, a French island…
February 24, 2015

TRAVEL AWARDS for Cryobiology conference - New Delhi

The Society for Low Temperature Biology announced a travel award for attendance of the International Conference on Low Temperature Science…
January 08, 2015

Prof Allison Hubel and the Minnesota BioCoR team

In a recent paper published in Biopreservation and Biobanking (12(3):165-175) Prof Allison Hubel writes on selecting the optimal storage temperature…
November 27, 2014

Fertility 2015, Birmingham, UK

Fertility 2015 is the 9th biennial conference of three UK Fertility Societies: ACE, BFS and the SR&F and is the…
November 12, 2014

News from Colorado on the Bison ART program

Jennifer Barfield of Colorado State University has been using our BT37s for a Bison conservation program in conjunction with the…
October 01, 2014

New distributor in Spain for IVF monitoring and alarm systems

Our Spanish Distributor in IVF for monitoring and alarm systems - BioCare - have recently launched our DATAcentre alarm and…
September 29, 2014

Newly appointed distributor

Our newly appointed distributor EGG Technologies (EGG Tech) has been busy since returning from the European Embryo Transfer Association meeting…
September 29, 2014

Transgenics meeting in Edinburgh 6-8th October

The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) visits the UK for the first time as it is being held on…
September 12, 2014

Compliant Alerts, Alarms and Monitoring equipment for the laboratory

With his new benchtop incubators, embryologist Dr Peter Hollands of Agora, was keen to remove the burden of taking manual…
August 07, 2014

Successfully cryo-preserved whole ovary

In an important paper just published in Human Reproduction, Prof Bruce Campbell and his team at the School of Medicine,…
July 10, 2014

Protocols in slow freezing - from a new article in…

A recent article on cryopreservation by Dr Igor Katkov, well known expert in cryobiology, features Planer equipment in the explanation…
June 26, 2014

Slow freezing in IVF - a new cohort study

A major study by Finish scientists just published in Human Reproduction magazine, brings reassurance on the risks, or lack of…
June 23, 2014

Guide to Controlled Rate Freezing

Controlled rate freezing of stem cells: the importance of profiles. Cell are preserved at cryogenic temperatures; typically -80 °C or…
June 05, 2014

MD Anderson - a long term success story in cell…

MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas is one of the largest in the world for stem cell transplants, performing more…
May 28, 2014

Managing 8 million samples!

The LifeLines project in Holland, started in 2007, is one of the world’s largest population based studies, offering unique data…
April 30, 2014

Training Day for Liquid Nitrogen use in ART and Cryobanks…

Anyone who is likely to use liquid nitrogen for cryopreservation or storage should know about its handling, properties and hazards.…
April 03, 2014

Rapid warming increases survival of slow-frozen oocytes

A single warming procedure irrespective of the freezing protocol?Currently human oocytes and embryos are cryopreserved through slow freezing and vitrification.…
March 12, 2014

The slow freezing role in embryo cryopreservation

Even though vitrification is increasingly applied in ART, slow freezing has some advantages especially when handling large numbers of samples.…
February 13, 2014

Incubating …. Bison?!

Recently Colorado State University took delivery of a couple of our precision bench top incubators for their ongoing Bison conservation…
February 11, 2014

Successful birth after oophorectomy in a cancer patient - from…

A recent report in Human Reproduction tells of the first pregnancy and live birth resulting from cryopreserved embryos which came…
February 04, 2014

New distributor for Animal IVF…..No Bull!

We are delighted to welcome the latest addition to our extensive distributor network. Partnar Animal Health, a company specialising in…
January 20, 2014

Sample tracking - Are you leaving too much to risk?

Sample tracking is an aspect of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) that has received a great deal of attention since the…
January 10, 2014

Temperature variations in larger incubators

Bill Boone, Ph.D. with the Greenville Health System in Greenville, South Carolina has been publishing on key aspects of ART…
January 10, 2014

ACE Conference in Sheffield

On view at the conference January 6th to 7th were some of our new products including ... CO2 & Temperature…
November 27, 2013

A world first: pregnancy from frozen ovarian tissue grafted outside…

A team from Melbourne IVF in Australia reported the world’s first pregnancy from ovarian tissue grafted onto a patient's anterior…
October 29, 2013

CO2 Monitor launched at ASRM 2013

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine meeting took place in Boston this year, some 240 years after the "Boston Tea…
October 08, 2013

Our incubators at Bath Fertility

It is always good to hear of success stories in assisted reproduction and this news of a birth against the…
October 08, 2013

ASRM 2013

Come and visit us at booth #801 during ASRM in Boston, USA October 12-16 October. Please come and see how…
September 19, 2013

Winner of iPad Mini - ReAssure competition

As part of the introduction of our new monitoring system last month we ran a competition to win an iPad…
August 28, 2013

Birth from an embryo frozen 19 years

The photo shows Kelly Burke, and her son Liam James who came from a slow frozen cryopreserved human embryo stored…
August 13, 2013

Pro-curo

Pro-curo is a new, off the shelf sample tracking and management solution offered by Planer. The software package is designed…
July 01, 2013

Ovarian cortex cryo preservation

Premature ovarian failure affects 1-2% of women and can have far-reaching clinical and psychological effects and the incidence is expected…
July 01, 2013

Laboratory monitoring - ReAssure

Monitor CO2 and temperature and LN2 and more ! Our new solution gives you a secure and scalable data solution…
July 01, 2013

Win an iPad mini !

Are you feeling lucky? You've a good chance of winning an iPad mini in our quick competition to introduce our…
June 14, 2013

Monash Embryology Course

Earlier this year we helped in the donation of one of our bench-top BT37 incubators to Monash University for their…
May 09, 2013

Cryo - preserving Cartilage

The latest issue of Cryo Letters has details of a report on a new technique for long term storage of…
March 27, 2013

Cryo 2013

In Berlin, at the recent Cryo 2013 symposium, one of our smallest Controlled Rate Freezers was on display. The freezer…
March 22, 2013

French President Francois Hollande in the lab

Our photo shows the President of France, Francois Hollande, announcing a new initiative which involves our customers Professor Colin McGuckin…
March 22, 2013

Jumbo sized controlled rate vaccine freezer goes East

This big beast is the largest controlled rate freezer we make. With a huge chamber volume of 380 litres it…
February 20, 2013

EBMT 2013

European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation 2013Visit Planer at EBMT 2013 stand 403 on 7-10th April in London, UK…
February 06, 2013

Laborama 2013

Our Distributor Cryo Solutions of the Netherlands will be attending the latest Laborama show which takes place on 14th and…
January 21, 2013

International Embryo Transfer Society 2013

Our new veterinary distributor EGG Technologies www.eggtech.co.uk showed our Benchtop incubator and Wireless Alarm System at the International Embryo Transfer…
January 18, 2013

The new tri-gas mixer for bench top incubators

Improved cost effectiveness and flexibility for benchtop incubator users with the new tri-gas mixer option. Planer, the leading manufacturer of…
January 15, 2013

ISTT 2013

Transgenic Technology 2013Visit Planer at Transgenic Technology (TT) 2013 stand C8 on 25-27th February in Guangzhou, China at the Baiyun…
December 04, 2012

Fertility 2013

Visit Planer on Stand 64 at Fertility 2013 on 3-5th January 2013 at the ACC in Liverpool! We will be…
October 30, 2012

Cryogenics - but not as we know it

Way back in 1972, Dr Malcolm Green (an academic at Oxford University and now Professor) contacted Planer about purchasing an…
October 15, 2012

Planer solutions used at State-of-the-Art training Facility

Planer, leading manufacturer of environmental control and monitoring solutions for life sciences, is pleased to announce the inclusion of their…
September 19, 2012

New publication on Tissue transplantation and preservation

We were pleased to help out with information and photos for a new book of interest to current and future…
September 13, 2012

Cryopreserved embryos may mean healthier babies – new study

A meta review of 11 studies comparing outcomes of some 37,000 pregnancies using IVF shows that cryopreservation seems to reduce…
August 28, 2012

SLTB 2012 in London

The Society holds at least one main meeting each year. This year it is in Lodon, Thursday 11th of Ocotober…
August 28, 2012

ASRM 2012 in San Diego

ASRM 2012- Annual Meeting & Exhibition - takes place at the Convention Center in San Diego, USA on 20-24 August…
August 02, 2012

DATAcentre Training

We recently welcomed Distributors from Canada to learn more about the DATACentre range - our old friends Diamed from near…
July 31, 2012

Eshre 2012 Post Event

Turkish Delight We hope all you ESHRE visitors had a safe and pleasant journey home after a busy, but enjoyable…
July 25, 2012

Clinical trials and biobanking

The Cell Therapy Research Institute, Lyon, France has just taken shipment of a Planer KRYO 560-16 programmable control rate freezer…
June 29, 2012

Webinar - Compliant Monitoring and Alarming....on a Budget

Free Webinar - Compliant Monitoring and Alarming....on a BudgetWednesday 22nd August 2012 at 15:00 BST
June 25, 2012

‘Current Frontiers in Cryobiology’ Book Launched With Help From Planer

Planer is pleased to announce the publication of what is set to be an industry leading book on cryopreservation, "Current…
June 14, 2012

Eshre 2012

Come and see us at ESHRE 2012 stand number A10.1 for the latest innovations in cryopreservation and monitoring
June 13, 2012

Incubators in Marbella

In Spain there are around 600,000 couples of reproductive age who are subfertile and according to the European Institute of…
June 06, 2012

New Sales Director

Planer, the leading manufacturer of environmental control solutions for life science, today announces the appointment of David Morris to the…
May 09, 2012

Visit of local MP to Planer

We were very pleased to host a visit from local Member of Parliament Dr Kwasi Kwarteng in May. Kwasi and…
May 09, 2012

Stem cell banking in South Africa

Nick Pattenden from Planer recently returned from a South African visit where he inspected our 560 controlled rate freezer recently…
April 28, 2012

New monitoring system for Chart vessels

The photo shows the very first production model of our new product - TECalert - which is designed to network…
April 11, 2012

Incubator sales in China

The photo shows some of the first of our bench top incubators in China. Six units were recently installed by…
March 27, 2012

Bone Marrow-Derived MSCs

Below is the evaluation of Bone Marrow-Derived MSCs after Cryopreservation and Hypothermic Storage; a recent paper in Tissue Engineering by…
February 28, 2012

Sanquin

Located in Amsterdam, the Sanquin Foundation is responsible for blood supplies throughout The Netherlands. Operating on a not for profit…
February 27, 2012

UK Stem Cell User Group Meeting

We were pleased to support the UK Stem Cell User Group when they had their latest meeting at the Nottingham…
January 24, 2012

Appointment of new Distributor

We are appointing Cryolab to help us handle freezer and other equipment sales in the UK. Cryolab, as Laboquip, was…
March 24, 2009

The world’s first’ ice baby’ grows up

It is twenty five years ago that the first baby from a frozen embryo came into the world. Zoe Leyland…

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