Hamilton Thorne Ranked As Top 20 Medical Device Company By The Boston Business Journal

The October 12th, 2012 issue of the Boston Business Journal ranked Hamilton Thorne in their top 20 list of “Area’s Largest Medical Device Companies.”

Hamilton Thorne is honored to have made the 2012 list and proud of the accomplishments that our employees have achieved to make the Company a success. We are also especially proud that our lasers and imaging products have enabled some of the most ground-breaking research at our customer sites in the fields of fertility, stem cell research and development biology.


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Did you know that Hamilton Thorne has a YouTube Channel?

Hamilton Thorne is dedicated to helping researchers and clinicians learn the latest and most effective lab techniques, featuring videos and images from some of the world’s leading labs.

Subscribe today to see videos on embryo biopsy, laser-assisted IVF, IMSI-Strict and so much more: http://www.youtube.com/user/HamiltonThorne

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How to Manage A Successful Webinar: 3 Key Elements

If your Company is evaluating the sales potential of a Webinar to promote your products or services, you must consider the following three foundational elements in order to be successful.

  1.  Compelling Content: Yes, your products are bleeding-edge and have a great reputation in their respective markets, but Webinar attendees did not want to sit through an infomercial. Before starting the process, carefully consider what content would serve your Company (and sales needs) best.  If your key audience members are generally researchers, then give them useful discussion topics with a hands-on theme. Be sure to pick general hot-button research applications, lessons learned, tricks of the trade, and how-to guides. Once you have the top-level topic in place, then you can highlight how your products and tools can facilitate and overcome these common pain points. It also helps to add dynamic photos and videos, but be sure that this multi-media content works before you conduct the Webinar.
  2.  Guest Speakers: A well-known Company representative can certainly be a draw, but your guest speaker is honestly who they come to hear. A thought leader’s opinion regarding your products will not only carry more weight, but can also help demonstrate to Webinar attendees that they too can overcome the same hurdles and get positive results; usually more quickly and efficiently than the methods or tools they are currently using. Make sure that your guest speaker is carefully walked through the process, and offer as many rehearsals as needed. The more comfortable the guest speaker is with their process and presentation, the more engaging the Webinar becomes.
  3. Time, Resources and Commitment: This is the most important factor of the three. You can have the most engaging content, a renowned industry leader as your guest speaker, and an excellent pre-registration response rate, but if your Webinar is not properly broadcasted or there are severe technical problems, then attendees will promptly leave the Webinar and you won’t be able to leverage the recording for  future downloads. When it comes to Webinars, the devil is in the details. If your PR or Marketing departments cannot devote the time to thoroughly manage the process, then seriously consider not moving forward or hire an outside firm . Technology problems will always occur, but most can be avoided or worked around with a few rehearsals and frequent testing of the equipment. All speakers need to have their content ready ahead of time for practice and timing, and this preparation also includes moderator scripts, attendee polls, post-Webinar surveys, etc.

If your Company can successfully manage these 3  elements, then a Webinar is definitely worth the effort. Webinars are a cost-effective tool that can produce significant ROI if you strike the right balance between engaging content and product discussion.  Interested in learning more about what goes into the process? You can access the Hamilton Thorne Webinar Series here, and be sure to listen to our latest, and most popular, Webinar on “Advantages of Using Lasers in Embryo Biopsy Procedures” with guest speaker, Dr. Barry Behr of Stanford University.

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BIO Conference Comes to Boston But Still Has International Focus

I had recently attended the BIO International Conference, and although it was held in Hamilton Thorne’s backyard of Boston, it was great to see that the event is still very globally focused.

In this interview of Jeremy Abbate of Scientific American, he discusses how individual countries are still striving for expansion and innovation, despite a shrinking economy. R & D spending remains a vital component for the biosciences community, and some Governments are doing a better job than others with supporting scientific research. It’s an interesting interview and worth a listen: http://vimeo.com/44381556


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New Webinar on June 26 “Advantages of Using Lasers in Embryo Biopsy Procedures”









Hamilton Thorne is holding a FREE webinar entitled, “Advantages of Using Lasers in Embryo Biopsy Procedures.” Please register here if you would like to attend: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/428180015

Date and Time: June 26, 2012, 11:00 a.m. EDT/8:00 a.m. PDT

  • Guest Speaker:  Barry Behr, Ph.D, HCLD, Professor, Stanford University Medical Center
  • Hamilton Thorne Panelist: Diarmaid H. Douglas-Hamilton, Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President of Research & Development and Co-founder.

Webinar Summary:

Learn how infra-red lasers are used in clinical embryology including laser effects, hatching and trophectoderm biopsy. Attendees will also learn about the recent advances made in pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), as well as best practices for current methods of biopsy, including biopsy media considerations, hatching techniques, and what number of INTACT cells to be removed. The speakers will also debate hot button topics such as the advantages of blastocyst stage biopsy over Day 3 biopsy, and many more of today’s leading embryology topics!

Featured in the Webinar is Hamilton Thorne’s cutting-edge LYKOS® laser system and FDA cleared Multi-Pulse Software that provides rapid, repeated firing of the laser to facilitate removal of cells from an embryo during the trophectoderm biopsy process.


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CEO Message on Q4 and Year-End Earnings for 2011; Record Revenues in Q4 and Eight Consecutive Quarters of Revenue Growth

“I am pleased to report that Hamilton Thorne performed well in 2011, achieving 19% growth and record sales of over $2 million in Q4, which marks our eighth consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth, and a 15.5% sales increase for the full year, despite a challenging global economy,” said David Wolf, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Thorne Ltd.

Mr. Wolf continued, “In 2012, we expect to continue to invest in both R&D and sales and marketing activities, in order to continue our steady growth trajectory while managing overhead, and moving Hamilton Thorne towards profitability and positive cash flow.”

Read the full Q4 and Year-End earnings press release by clicking here.


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Recording Available for Transgenics Webinar

Late to the Webinar? Missed it? Want to hear it again?

The Transgenic Technology Webinar, “Optimize Quality Assurance for Mouse Sperm Freezing and Rederivation using Computer Assisted Sperm Analysis (CASA), and Sneak Preview of Upcoming Webinar: Facilitate Fertilization through Laser-assisted IVF”  is now available to view at your convenience.

Click here to listen to the Webinar today, and stay tuned for more exciting Webinar topics in our “Transgenic Technologies” series!

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Webinar on Transgenic Technology, “Optimize Quality Assurance for Mouse Sperm Freezing and Rederivation using Computer Assisted Sperm Analysis (CASA)”

Hamilton Thorne is hosting a FREE webinar, “Optimize Quality Assurance for Mouse Sperm Freezing and Rederivation using Computer Assisted Sperm Analysis (CASA),” the first entry in our “Transgenic Technologies” webinar series. Join us to learn how the
MouseTraxx sperm analyzer can benefit your sperm cryopreservation and
rederivation program.  Interested? Register Now!

  • When: March 29, 2012, 9:00 a.m. EDT
  • Guest Speaker:  Ian Rosewell, Cancer Research UK
  • Hamilton Thorne Panelists: Kate Craig and Lily Reed

Discussion Topics:

How MouseTraxx standardizes procedures across all technicians.

How MouseTraxx provides objective and repeatable assessment of sperm pre- or post- recovery.

How built-in “checks and balances” ensure analysis accuracy.

Real world use of the MouseTraxx analyzer in the transgenic laboratory.

Plus, Sneak Preview of Upcoming Webinar: Facilitate Fertilization through Laser-assisted IVF.

Click here to view the formal invitation .

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Congratulations to the New York Stem Cell Foundation for Being Named Time Magazine’s #1 Medical Breakthough of 2011

It is great to see that stem cell research has made tremendous strides in 2011. Hamilton Thorne applauds our customer, the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF), for being named Time Magazine’s #1 Medical Breakthrough for 2011.

Here is an excerpt from the NYSCF’s press release, ” TIME magazine has designated research conducted in the laboratory of the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) as the #1 Medical Breakthrough of the year.

TIME cited research led by NYSCF scientists Dieter Egli and Scott Noggle in which adult skin cells from patients with Type 1 diabetes were reprogrammed to the pluripotent state by combining the cells with unfertilized donor oocytes. The scientists then succeeded in differentiating the pluripotent cells into other cell types in the body, including insulin-producing beta cells that are lacking in persons with Type 1 diabetes.

The discovery has implications for treatments of many other diseases besides diabetes, since the cells Egli and Noggle created  contain the patient’s own DNA and would resist rejection by the patient’s immune system if transplanted as part of cell replacement therapy. NYSCF scientists are currently conducting further research needed to overcome a remaining obstacle before the cells can be considered for treatment purposes.

In the magazine’s online article, TIME health and medical writer Alice Park writes: “The process is promising because it can potentially yield stem cells – which may one day treat diseases such as spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s – that not only match their donor, but also obviate the need for an embryo.”

To read the full press release, click here

With 2011 being such an exicting year, we look forward to seeing what our prestigious customers have in store for the research world in 2012.

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David Wolf Featured in PharmaVoice’s 2012 Preview Issue

Hamilton Thorne CEO David Wolf provides  insights on Research and Development trends in PharmaVoice’s November/December “2012 Preview” issue: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0af12c#/7e0af12c/42

CEO David Wolf Featured in November/December 2011 Issue

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