Navigation Links
BioLife Solutions Announces Validation and Start-Up of New Internal Manufacturing Facility for Serum-Free Cell and Tissue Biopreservation Media Products
Date:6/9/2009

Quality System and Facility Support Increased Capacity, Cost Reductions, Custom Packaging, Regulatory Filings

BOTHELL, Wash., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BLFS), a leading biopreservation tools provider, today announced that it has completed the construction and validation of its internal GMP manufacturing facility and has released the first production lot of its biopreservation media products made in Bothell for commercial sales.

In the third quarter of 2008, the Company announced that it was transitioning from using a contract manufacturer to internal production in order to reduce production costs and enable custom packaging and formulation offerings to the growing market for biopreservation media products.

BioLife's Quality System and nearly 6,000-square-foot GMP production facility incorporates a uni-directional workflow design that was finalized with the input of several clean room consultants and members of BioLife's Quality, Scientific and Regulatory Advisory Board. The facility consists of ISO14644 classified airlocks and rooms for product formulation, filling, final inspection and cold storage, as well as other mixed and dedicated use space including research and development and quality control laboratories and order fulfillment space. All critical systems are supported by auto-switched generator power.

Mike Rice, BioLife's chairman and CEO, noted, "We're very pleased to have met our cost, schedule, and quality goals for this construction project. We now have the capacity to produce up to 12,000 liters of HypoThermosol and CryoStor biopreservation media annually, and have the ability to increase this significantly by investing in additional automation equipment. Over the coming quarters, we expect to realize volume driven cost reductions and will leverage our internal production capabilities to offer custom packaging and product variants to meet customer demand for our best-in-class biopreservation media products."

About BioLife Solutions, Inc.:

BioLife Solutions develops and markets patented hypothermic storage/transport and cryopreservation media products for cells, tissues, and organs. The Company's proprietary HypoThermosol(R) and CryoStor(TM) platform of biopreservation media products are marketed to academic research institutions, hospitals, and commercial companies involved in cell therapy, tissue engineering, cord blood banking, drug discovery, and toxicology testing. BioLife's cGMP products are serum-free and protein-free, fully defined, and formulated to reduce preservation-induced, delayed-onset cell damage and death. BioLife's enabling technology provides research and clinical organizations significant improvement in post-preservation cell and tissue viability and function. For more information please visit www.biolifesolutions.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include any statements that relate to the intent, belief, plans or expectations of the Company or its management, or that are not a statement of historical fact. Any forward-looking statements in this news release are based on current expectations and beliefs and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Some of the specific factors that could cause BioLife Solutions' actual results to differ materially are discussed in the Company's recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. BioLife Solutions disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release.

    Media Relations:              Investor Relations:
    Len Hall                      Matt Clawson
    Allen & Caron Inc             Allen & Caron Inc
    (949) 474-4300                (949) 474-4300
    len@allencaron.com            matt@allencaron.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE BioLife Solutions, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository Adopts BioLife Solutions CryoStor(TM) as Standard Biopreservation Media
2. Improved Cryopreservation Outcomes in Potential $100B Tissue Engineering Market Enabled by BioLife Solutions CryoStor(TM)
3. BioLife Solutions Launches BioPreservation Today(R) Industry Newsletter
4. BioLife Solutions Joins Prestigious Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion Collaborative
5. BioLife Solutions Completes Safety Studies on HypoThermosol(R) and CryoStor(TM)
6. BioLife Solutions Granted European Biopreservation Patent
7. BioLife Solutions Submits FDA Master File on HypoThermosol(R) Preservation and Storage Media for Cells, Tissues
8. BioLife Solutions HypoThermosol(R) Adopted by MicroIslet for Processing Pancreatic Islet Cells to Treat Diabetes
9. BioLife Solutions Credit Facility Increased to $9 Million
10. BioLife Solutions Announces FDA Master File Acceptance for CryoStor(TM) Pre-formulated Cryopreservation Media
11. BioLife Solutions Outsourcing Manufacturing, Warehousing, and Order Fulfillment to Bioserv Corporation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... , June 27, 2016  Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... enabling healthier lives through the development of innovative products ... the United States denied its ... the claims of Sequenom,s U.S. Patent No. 6,258,540 (",540 ... criteria established by the Supreme Court,s Mayo Collaborative Services ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... PHILADELPHIA , June 27, 2016  Liquid ... today announced the funding of a Sponsored Research ... study circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from cancer patients.  ... changes in CTC levels correlate with clinical outcomes ... therapies. These data will then be employed to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Researchers at the Universita Politecnica delle Marche in Ancona combed medical journal articles ... findings are the subject of a new article on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. ... blood, lung fluid or tissue of mesothelioma patients that can help point doctors to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 A person commits a crime, and the ... track the criminal down. An outbreak of foodborne ... Administration (FDA) uses DNA evidence to track down the bacteria ... far-fetched? It,s not. The FDA has increasingly used a complex, ... foodborne illnesses. Put as simply as possible, whole genome sequencing ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:5/12/2016)... WearablesResearch.com , a brand of Troubadour Research & ... Q1 wave of its quarterly wearables survey. A particular ... a program where they would receive discounts for sharing ... "We were surprised to see that so many ... CEO of Troubadour Research, "primarily because there are segments ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... FRANCISCO and BANGALORE, India , ... of EdgeVerve Systems, a product subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: ... provider, today announced a global partnership that will ... way to use mobile banking and payment services. ... is a key innovation area for financial services, but it ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ...  report to their offering.  , ,     (Logo: ... forecast the global multimodal biometrics market to grow ... 2016-2020.  Multimodal biometrics is being implemented ... healthcare, BFSI, transportation, automotive, and government for controlling ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):