Connectria Provides IBM WebSphere Hosting of Commerce Express Software For Harvard Bioscience
ST. LOUIS, MO (July 6, 2004) - Connectria Corporation today announced that it was awarded a multi-year
contract to provide complex e-commerce hosting services for Harvard Bioscience (Nasdaq: HBIO) as a virtual extension of their
IT organization. Connectria provides HBIO with a sophisticated e-commerce environment consisting of an application built upon
IBM's WebSphere Commerce Express running on Microsoft Windows XP under a customized 24/7 service level agreement. This
environment will be used to deliver HBIO's online catalog of advanced scientific instruments. Harvard Bioscience will leverage
Connectria's advanced Internet and data center infrastructure, as well as its expertise in IT infrastructure technologies from
IBM and Microsoft. Connectria is a Premier IBM Business Partner and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider.
About Harvard Bioscience
Harvard Bioscience (Nasdaq: HBIO) is a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialized products, primarily scientific instruments. HBIO products are used to accelerate drug discovery and aid research at pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, universities and government laboratories worldwide. The Harvard Bioscience family of companies supply's the bioresearch community with a broad line of specialized products for neuroscience, physiology, cell biology. HBIO has continually expanded its product line through invention or acquisition, selling products to thousands of researchers in over 100 countries. HBIO has sales and manufacturing operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Belgium with sales facilities in Japan, France and Canada. For more information, please visit HBIO at www.harvardbioscience.com.
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