About Hooke Laboratories
First class science at competitive prices
At Hooke, we are working to be the leading company providing tools for in vivo research.
Our 100% focus on rodent in vivo research allows us to introduce innovations that make animal research more efficient and less expensive, with the goal of accelerating cures for human diseases while reducing and refining the use of animals.
The company was founded by immunologist Suzana Marusic, MD, PhD.
Hooke Laboratories is named after Robert Hooke, F.R.S. (1635-1703), the world's first professional scientist and discoverer of the cell.
Marusic, M.D., Ph.D.
President and CEO
Suzana Marusic directs the company's contract research and reagent products efforts. Before founding Hooke, she headed the Laboratory for Inflammatory Target Validation at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge MA, where she led basic research in asthma and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, developed new mouse models of asthma and EAE and led in vivo validation and testing of an array of potential therapeutics. Her expertise includes T-cell development, cellular immune responses, mechanisms of peripheral tolerance, immune-mediated diseases and oncology. Prior to joining Wyeth in 1998, Suzana was a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa at MIT and in the lab of Dr Ada Kruisbeek at NIH. She was a visiting scientist at the Max Plank Institute in Tübingen, Germany, and Associate Professor and Head of Lab for Molecular and Cellular Immunology at Institut Ruđer Bošković, Zagreb, Croatia. Dr Marusic is a reviewer for multiple scientific journals and is the author of over 30 papers published in journals including the Journal of Experimental Medicine, Journal of Immunology, and Nature. Click here for Dr. Marusic's full CV (PDF).
Executive Vice President
Dave Lindbergh leads the company's development of laboratory instrumentation systems that will help in vivo scientists with their work. Prior to joining Hooke, Dave was Director of Standardization at Polycom, Inc., where he was active in international telecommunications standardization, including Committee T1, TIA, IETF, ISO/IEC and ITU, where he served as Rapporteur for ITU-T Study Group 16 Question 23 (“Media Coding”), as a principal contributor to ITU-T Recommendations H.223, H.224, H.281, H.460.18, H.460.19 and V.140, as editor for Recs. H.226, H.239, H.241, and H.324, and as chairman of the H.324 Systems Experts, H.264 Requirements, and H.264 Applications groups. Dave also served on the Board of Directors of the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC), as chairman of its Requirements WG and co-chair of its Media Processing and IPR activity groups. He is a co-author of Digital Compression for Multimedia: Principles and Standards (Morgan Kaufmann, 1998), and a contributor to Multimedia Communications (Academic Press, 2001) and the Wiley Encyclopedia of Telecommunications (John Wiley & Sons, 2002). In 2002 he received an IMTC Leadership Award for his contributions to the standardization community. In 1981 Dave founded Lindbergh Systems, maker of OMNITERM data communications software.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Can you send me Hooke's IRS W-9 form?
Click here to download it (pdf). Our Federal ID number (EIN) is 20-8823140.
Can you provide reporting information about your company?
Hooke Laboratories, Inc. is a woman-owned small business according to the definitions of the United States Small Business Administration.
We are a corporation organized in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (USA).
Our NAICS codes are 325414, "Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing" and 541380, "Testing Laboratories"
Our SIC codes are 2836, "Biological Products, Except Diagnostic Substances" and 8734, "Testing Laboratories".
Our DUNS number is 944670723.
Our Federal ID number (EIN) is 20-8823140.
Where does the name "Hooke" come from?
Hooke Laboratories is named after Robert Hooke, F.R.S. (1635-1703), the world's first professional scientist and discoverer of the biological cell.
It's pronounced the same as "hook".
Can I visit?
We welcome lab visits from contract research customers. Visits are by appointment only; please contact us to arrange a mutually convenient time.
Do you offer discounts?
We offer discounts only for large quantity orders. Because most of our products have a short shelf life, we prepare each order on the day it is shipped. Our quantity discounts apply only to orders to be shipped in a single day; the discount reflects efficiencies from preparing larger quantities at one time. Please see our discount schedule for details.
Can you provide a price quotation on my product order?
Do you ship internationally?
Yes. Please see our ordering page for more information.
Contract Research Questions
Do you have a standard Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement (CDA)?
Do you have a standard Master Services Agreement (MSA)?
Yes, you can download it here as a Word document. This agreement has been used with many customers.
Of course, we are open to reasonable changes, as well as using your own agreement.
Does signing the MSA commit us to anything?
No. The agreement is structured so that you can sign it without committing to a project – each project is covered by a separate Project Addendum (which references our quotation).
How soon can you start our study?
This depends partly on our project schedule, but in most cases we can start in less than 4 weeks from the time we have an executed MSA and have received your initial payment on the project.
We can usually provide you with a detailed quotation within a few days of your request. Depending on the complexity of the study, we may need to ask about details of your study before preparing the quotation, and you may decide to ask for changes or additions after reviewing our initial quotation.
We generally receive mice within 3 or 4 days of placing the order; then allow 7 days for your mice to acclimate to our lab before the study begins.
Can we make changes in our study after the project has started?
Generally, yes. We try to be very flexible – we want our customers to feel just as comfortable working with us as with their own in-house scientists.
As your study progresses you may want to add or delete groups, lengthen or shorten the study, change procedures, etc., based on interim results.
We are happy to accommodate changes whenever it's practical to do so.
Our standard MSA allows project changes to be approved via email – we'll inform you of any effect on price (increase or decrease) and a duly authorized agent of the customer can approve the change via email.