ThermoGenesis Receives Health Canada Approval of its Next-Generation AXP® II System for Cord Blood Processing

ThermoGenesis Receives Health Canada Approval of its Next-Generation AXP® II System for Cord Blood Processing

June 18, 2019
Marks Second Product Approval from Health Canada This Year

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoGenesis Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cesca Therapeutics (Nasdaq: KOOL), and a market leader in automated cellular processing, today announced that it has received Health Canada approval of its next-generation AXP®II system for cord blood processing.

The AXP® II, together with the company's companion, single-use, cell separation set, provides automated, rapid and reproducible harvesting of stem and progenitor cells from collected units of umbilical cord blood in a "functionally-closed" sterile system. The system, which received 510(k) market clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in November 2018, is used by premier public and private cord blood banks, worldwide. It provides customers with upgraded functionality, user interface and compatibility with newer operating systems and features an improved docking station, and XpressTRAK® software to maintain compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) and Current Good Tissue Practice (cGTP) regulations.

Haihong Zhu, President of ThermoGenesis, stated, "Health Canada's approval of the AXP® II -- following its approval of the PXP® System earlier this year -- marks the achievement of yet another key milestone and should allow us to meaningfully expand our footprint with a best-in-class system that, today, continues to hold a market-leading position. That said, we look forward to building on our customer base by offering Cord Blood Banks throughout Canada with the ability to undertake cord blood processing with a system that generates mononuclear cell (MNC) recoveries of >90% and CD34+ stem and progenitor cell recoveries of > 95%."

More About the AXP® II System

The AXP® II is a proprietary, automated system for the separation, processing and storage of hematopoietic stem cell concentrates from cord blood. Its functionality:

  • automates the volume reduction process,
  • provides consistent buffy coat concentration volumes,
  • ensures high recoveries of mononuclear cells in a targeted volume, and
  • allows for simultaneously processing of multiple cord blood units in one centrifuge.

The AXP® II System includes the AXP II Device, AXP II Docking Station, AXP Processing Bag Set, XpressTRAK® software and accessories.

About ThermoGenesis
ThermoGenesis develops, commercializes and markets a full suite of solutions for automated clinical biobanking, point-of-care applications, and automation for immuno-oncology. The Company has developed an automated, functionally closed CAR-TXpress™ Platform to streamline the manufacturing process for the emerging CAR-T immunotherapy market. For additional information, please visit: www.thermogenesis.com.

About Cesca Therapeutics Inc.
Cesca Therapeutics Inc. is a market leader in cell processing technologies and autologous cell therapies for regenerative medicine. For more information, visit: www.cescatherapeutics.com.

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Company Contact:
Wendy Samford

Investor Contact:
Paula Schwartz, Rx Communications

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