Webcast Now Available of Press Conference Discussing Landmark Surgery Involving Harvard Bioscience's Synthetic Trachea Scaffold

Webcast Now Available of Press Conference Discussing Landmark Surgery
Involving Harvard Bioscience's Synthetic Trachea Scaffold and "InBreath"

HOLLISTON, Mass., April 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- An archived webcast is
now available of a press conference held earlier today that detailed the first
successful transplant of a regenerated trachea in the United States. The press
conference was held at Children's Hospital of Illinois, where the surgery took
place, and where the recipient of the implant, two-year-old Hannah Genevieve
Warren, is currently recovering.

The surgery was the world's first successful pediatric regenerated trachea
transplant using a synthetic scaffold. This was also the first regenerated
trachea transplant surgery using a scaffold manufactured by Harvard Apparatus
Regenerative Technology, Inc. (HART), the wholly owned regenerative medicine
technology subsidiary of Harvard Bioscience. The implant used in the procedure
was grown in one of HART's "InBreath" bioreactors.

Additional details about the surgery can be found in the press release
"Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology's 'InBreath' Scaffold and
Bioreactor Used in First U.S. Transplant of a Regenerated Trachea," released
earlier today.

The archived webcast of the press conference is available at the following

Further, the following link leads to an NBC news video describing the landmark
surgery: http://www.today.com/video/today/51716123#51716123

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Harvard Bioscience, develops and manufactures devices for use within the
emerging field of regenerative medicine. These devices include bioreactors and
synthetic scaffolds for growing tissue and organs outside the body; and
injectors for stem cell therapy.

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