Off the Shelf Allogeneic Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis
BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 19, 2017 — BioLife Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLFS), the leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade cell and tissue hypothermic storage and cryopreservation freeze media (“BioLife”), announced that Cellular Biomedicine Group (NASDAQ: CBMG), a leading clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm engaged in the development of immunotherapies for cancer and stem cell therapies for degenerative diseases (“CBMG”), has validated BioLife’s proprietary CryoStor freeze media for use in CBMG’s planned US Phase I clinical trial of AlloJoin, an off the shelf allogeneic stem cell therapy for knee osteoarthritis.
Mike Rice, BioLife President & CEO, commented, “We are very pleased to support CBMG in their development and potential commercialization of AlloJoin. CBMG is the leading regenerative medicine company in China, with a robust clinical pipeline and high-quality, scalable manufacturing facilities.”
In addition to this product adoption by CBMG, CryoStor and HypoThermosol®, BioLife’s companion cell storage and shipping media, have been used in at least 250 regenerative medicine applications, including several late-stage clinical trials. BioLife’s customer base has grown to over 2,000 companies, universities and clinical centers in the regenerative medicine, drug discovery and biobanking markets. [Read more…]