Leading Global Provider in Life Science Solutions

Allentown is a leading global provider in Life Science solutions. In over 50 years of operation, we are proud to have played our part in heroic research that continues to save lives around the world every day. We earn the highest trust of the biomedical research community by providing critical services with integrity and care.

Our Story

Inspired to Contribute

Our story begins in 1968 when our founder, Michael A. Coiro Sr. opened a small factory in Allentown, New Jersey during a boom period for science industries. Originally trained in the artful technology of stainless steel, he soon experienced first-hand how vital advances in biomedicine can be, thanks to the innovative life-saving care that his wife – and business partner – Dorothy received at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Michael exited that experience with a keen awareness of what was at stake, and a passionate inspiration to contribute to the scientific mission. He poured care, dedication and compassion into an operation which evolved into a state-of-the-art world-class organization, and earned the trust and respect of renowned biomedical research facilities around the globe.


To This Day, Care is at the Heart of Everything We Do

Care for each product that rolls off our factory floor; care for our customers and the patients that ultimately benefit from their work; care for the welfare of the animals whose health and comfort are critical to the success of the research. Our success is based on precision-engineering of equipment that lasts longer and performs more efficiently, accurately and humanely; on our corporate culture that focuses on personal service and delivering peace of mind to our customers; and on lasting relationships with leading institutions that enable us to influence and accommodate new trends in laboratory housing.


We Are Defined by Our People

As any Allentown customer will tell you, our Technical Sales Consultants, Vivarium Design Services Engineers, Research Animal Housing Specialists and other specialized agents are dedicated to assisting our clients through facility design and layout, installation, training, and, most importantly, unparalleled post-occupancy service. We go the extra distance because that just might be the factor that helps determine a breakthrough.


Second to None

Our solutions, while competitively priced are second to none. Thanks to Michael’s technical expertise in the high-tech steel industry, Allentown maintains a culture of excellence that is evident in every stage of the production process. From computer aided design and development to automated fabrication, our products are built with tight tolerances to precise specifications. Whether in procurement, engineering, manufacturing or maintenance, we meet standards worthy of the highest aspirations of scientific research, to ensure that every Allentown system is the most reliable and functional solution available.


Originators of Over 14 Patents

Our innovations lower costs for our customers, increase productivity and improve the environment for both research animals and staff. Years ago, we led the industry by introducing more durable Polysulfone plastic housing, and most recently our latest solutions include a cutting-edge air-capture system for determining colony health status. With 14 patents to our name and 4 more pending, the culture of innovation at Allentown continues to thrive.

Our Home

Vision of Growth

Allentown is headquartered in Allentown, NJ, USA, with a leading international presence and a distribution network covering over 54 countries. Whether through expansion, innovation or acquisition, our strategic decision-making is based on our long-term commitment to serving the global biomedical research community. Putting research first, we will continue to grow in order to provide for our customers’ evolving needs.