About US

Plasma treatment alters material surface properties as well as tailors surfaces with specific chemical functionalities, enabling a wide variety of applications. Harrick Plasma has been trusted globally to deliver innovative plasma products to professional and academic research laboratories for over 30 years. As a result, our instruments have been cited in over 4000 technical articles and nearly 200 patents.

Harrick Plasma Cleaners were originally developed in conjunction with Harrick Scientific, our sister company, and originally used to clean optical components used in infrared (IR) spectroscopy. The need for atomic-level surface cleanliness and surfaces with specific chemical functionalities has expanded to other research disciplines including microfluidics, biomedical engineering, life science, solar cell technology, and materials science in general.

Our Leadership & Technical TEAM

Heather harrick

Heather harrick

President | CEO

connie lew

connie lew

VP of Applications and Operations

richard armbruster

richard armbruster

Applications Scientist

robert chaltin

robert chaltin

Production Manager and Chief Technician

stephen doria

stephen doria

Electronics Technician

What Our Customers are Saying…

“Harrick Plasma’s instruments have proved to be very user friendly, with little to no experience required to successfully operate. Their well designed instruments, paired with the extremely knowledgeable, quick responding, and research guiding staff scientists have given me the ability to transform my ideas into meaningful research and data.”

Morgan Malm | Graduate Student | Purdue University

What Our Customers are Saying…

“Plasma treatment is an essential part of our microfluidic devices fabrication. We use a Harrick Plasma Cleaner to activate the surface of polydimethylsilicone (PDMS) devices and glass coverslips for permanent bonding. We use microfluidic devices for studies in cell migration and cellular biomechanics. The Harrick Plasma instrument has been extremely robust and reliable in our 7+ years of work with it.”

Jan Lammerding, PhD | Associate Professor | Cornell University 

What Our Customers are Saying…

“We have worked with Harrick Plasma for several years now to introduce their plasma cleaners to researchers and businesses for PDMS bonding and microfluidic device fabrication. The Harrick Plasma systems are robust as well as easy to use and maintain. We and all our customers are happy to work with them!”

Sebastian Cargou, PhD | R&D Director | BlackHole Lab

What Our Customers are Saying…

“The Harrick Plasma cleaner is easy to use and can quickly process many samples in a short time. Also the technical staff is readily available to answer any scientific questions regarding the handling of machine. l would highly recommend using a Harrick Plasma cleaner for anyone looking to perform plasma treatment as part of their research.”

Avinash Patil, PhD | Postdoc | University of California, San Francisco

What Our Customers are Saying…

“Harrick Plasma’s products have played a central role in our efforts to develop new technologies for single-cell mRNA sequencing, such as Seq-Well. Harrick Plasma Cleaners reliably functionalize the micro-devices and membranes we use for Seq-Well. We have several Harrick plasma cleaners in lab and have traveled with them globally to enable our experiments. We wholeheartedly recommend Harrick to all labs running Seq-Well – they’ve been a great and trusted partner.”

Alex Shalek, PhD | Assistant Professor | MIT | Shalek Lab Seq-Well Protocol

Our Mission

Our mission has always been to provide high-quality, easy-to-use plasma products to the international research community. We continue to be the trusted name in the innovative use of plasma technology to successfully address a wide range of surface treatment needs. Our technical team has a varied background in materials science and biomedical engineering and is familiar with performing experimental work in a lab setting. We are committed to providing excellent customer support and working with researchers to implement successful plasma processes for their research needs.

Harrick Plasma is a leading supplier of plasma equipment to the research community. We have been providing quality tabletop plasma devices specifically designed for laboratory and R&D use for over 30 years.