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Harvard Bioscience Announces Action to Improve Operational Efficiency and Support Ongoing Investments in Growth

April 9, 2024

HOLLISTON, Mass., April 09, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harvard Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq: HBIO) today announced a labor force reduction to improve its operating cost structure and support its ongoing investments in growth.

The Company expects to realize overall annual run rate savings of approximately $4 million beginning in the second quarter of 2024. The Company also expects second quarter restructuring-related charges of approximately $0.5 million.

Jim Green, Harvard Bioscience Chairman and CEO, said, “We remain focused on organizational efficiencies and aligning our global operating structure with our strategic growth priorities. This action is intended to underpin our financial performance while we continue to focus on our growth initiatives.”

About Harvard Bioscience

Harvard Bioscience, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and seller of technologies, products and services that enable fundamental advances in life science applications, including research, pharmaceutical and therapy discovery, bio-production and preclinical testing for pharmaceutical and therapy development. Our customers range from renowned academic institutions and government laboratories to the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and contract research organizations. With operations in North America, Europe, and China, we sell through a combination of direct and distribution channels to customers around the world.

For more information, please visit our website at https://www.harvardbioscience.com.

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