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

About Connectria
Connectria is a profitable and growing global provider of complex hosting and managed hosting services. Connectria offers an array of hosting services for companies of all sizes across a wide range of technologies, including Enterprise Applications, Software as a Service (SaaS), HIPAA Compliance Support, Data Center Outsourcing, Disaster Recovery and Cloud Computing. A privately held company, Connectria has built its business through reinvesting profits and without equity financing. Connectria operates world-class Data Centers, Network Operations Centers, and Engineering Centers located in St. Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From these facilities, Connectria operates as a virtual extension of its clients' IT organizations.

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