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TrakJector micromanipulators offer a new standard in control, precision, speed, mechanical stability, low-maintenance operation, and easy cleaning.

BEVERLY, MA and TORONTO, Ontario – August 9, 2017 - Hamilton Thorne Ltd. (TSX-V:HTL), a leading world-wide provider of precision instruments, consumables, software and services to the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and developmental biology research markets, today announced the launch of its TrakJectorTM micromanipulator system which offers a unique, intuitive control system for fast and accurate ICSI and embryo biopsy procedures in the ART laboratory

David Wolf, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, “The TrakJector micromanipulator system complements Hamilton Thorne’s existing product line of precision laser instruments and image analysis systems that are used today in hundreds of In Vitro Fertilization clinics worldwide. The introduction of the TrakJector represents a meaningful milestone for us as we move towards our goal of providing a full range of high performance, best-in-class solutions for the ART market.”

TrakJector features include:

  • True one-handed operation using the AIOtrackball (All-in-One Trackball) in conjunction with the MIUmotOil (Motorized Oil Injection Unit).
  • Easy to control both the injection holding pressure and the motorized movement using the trackball and the two buttons.
  • The integrated, ergonomic GELpillow allows hands to stay relaxed during extended operating sessions.
  • An adjustable velocity setting permits balancing between operators and different magnifications.
  • Coarse adjustments are offered in all relevant directions.
  • The ability to disengage movement in the y-axis coupled with the superb accuracy allows an injection movement of proper parallelism.
  • The TrakJector microinjection holder provides a two-step adjustment for the injection and holding angles. Both coarse and fine adjustments are easily made using a rotating control.
  • The swing out mechanism permits easy access to the micropipettes. Combine this with the automatic HOME function for a fast and reliable way to exchange micropipettes and return them back to the original working position.

Designed and manufactured in Germany, the TrakJector micromanipulators offer outstanding performance in smooth/fine control, precision (tolerance less than 1 μm), speed, mechanical stability, low-maintenance operation, and easy cleaning. TrakJector is available in both motorized and manual oil injector versions. In the future, a manual air injection unit will be available. The TrakJector fits on all common inverted microscopes from Leica, Olympus, Nikon and ZEISS.

The TrakJector system is available for sale through Hamilton Thorne's growing direct sales presence in the Americas and Europe and through its worldwide distribution network.

About Hamilton Thorne Ltd. (

Hamilton Thorne is a leading global provider of precision instruments, consumables, software and services that reduce cost, increase productivity, improve results and enable breakthroughs in Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and developmental biology research markets. Hamilton Thorne markets its products and services under the Hamilton Thorne, Gynemed and Embryotech Laboratories brands, through its growing sales force and distributors worldwide. Hamilton Thorne’s customer base consists of fertility clinics, university research centers, animal breeding facilities, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, and other commercial and academic research establishments.

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Certain information in this press release may contain forward-looking statements. This information is based on current expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements unless and until required by securities laws applicable to the Company. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in filings by the Company with the Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available at

For more information, please contact:

David Wolf, President & CEO
Hamilton Thorne Ltd.    
ir [AT] hamiltonthorne [DOT] com
Michael Bruns, CFO
Hamilton Thorne Ltd. 
ir [AT] hamiltonthorne [DOT] com

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