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CryoStor® Freezer Media, evo® Smart Shipper and SciSafe® Storage Services All Utilized to Support Potential Q4 US Regulatory Approval and 2022 Commercial Launch
BOTHELL, Wash., Oct. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLFS) a leading developer and supplier of class-defining bioproduction products and services for cell and gene therapies and the broader biopharma market, today announced a broad engagement with a leading cell therapy developer, wherein BioLife's CryoStor freeze media, evo cold chain management platform and SciSafe storage services with Stirling UltraCold freezers are all being utilized by this top 10 largest global pharmaceutical company to support the anticipated regulatory approval and commercial launch of a new CAR T-cell therapy.
Mike Rice, BioLife's Chairman and CEO, commented, "This is another relevant example of how we are leveraging our relationships with cell and gene therapy companies to expand our engagements by providing multiple bioproduction tools and services used in manufacturing, storage and distribution. Our class-defining CryoStor biopreservation media and evo cold chain management platform, and state-of-the-art and secure biostorage services and facilities enable research teams to focus on what matters most to them – to improve the lives of patients through the discovery, manufacturing and commercialization of biologic medicines that can prevent, treat, and cure some of the world's most life-threatening diseases."
To date, BioLife's CryoStor freeze media is exclusively used in the manufacturing process of every dose of the following approved biologic therapies.
YESCARTA® from Kite, a GILEAD company, approved in the USA, EU, Japan, and China
ZYNTEGLO™ from bluebird bio, approved in the EU
BREYANZI® from Bristol Myers Squibb, approved in the USA and Japan
TECARTUS® from Kite/Gilead, approved in the USA
SKYSONA™ from bluebird bio, approved in the EU
ABECMA® from Bristol Myers Squib and bluebird bio, approved in the USA, EU, and Canada
Undisclosed – approved outside the USA
CryoStor is also exclusively embedded in the manufacturing and the final drug formulation of 3 additional cell therapies that could receive regulatory approval in the next 3-4 quarters.
About BioLife Solutions
BioLife Solutions is a leading supplier of cell and gene therapy bioproduction products and services. Our portfolio includes our proprietary CryoStor® freeze media and HypoThermosol® shipping and storage media, ThawSTAR® family of automated, water-free thawing products, evo® cold chain management system, Custom Biogenic Systems® high-capacity cryogenic freezers, Stirling Ultracold ULT freezers, SciSafe biologic materials storage, and Sexton cell processing tools. For more information, please visit www.biolifesolutions.com, www.scisafe.com, www.stirlingultracold.com, and www.sextonbio.com, and follow BioLife on Twitter.
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Roderick de Greef
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