RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., August 13, 2020 — ThermoGenesis Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: THMO), a market leader in automated cell processing tools and services in the cell and gene therapy field, announced that on August 12, the Company entered into a supply agreement with BioHit Healthcare (Hefei) Co., Ltd. to market, under the ThermoGenesis brand, its SARS-CoV-2 IgM/IgG Antibody Test Kit, which has already received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Company simultaneously withdrew its own EUA submission for the previously announced SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Antibody Fast Detection Kit (Colloidal Gold). The new ThermoGenesis branded SARS-CoV-2 IgM/IgG Antibody Test Kit is expected to initiate marketing on August 17, 2020.
As previously announced, the Company has recently filed patent applications for a companion reader which quantifies and improves the speed and accuracy of serological assays, and also allows for disease incidence tracking within a population. The Company intends to realign its internal product line to file an updated EUA application, at a later date, for the cartridge reader and companion serological assays to encompass the “next generation” product which the Company believes could play an important role for pandemic monitoring.
Chris Xu, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of ThermoGenesis, commented, “ThermoGenesis aspires to enhance America’s response to the COVID-19 crisis with the best-performing and most reliable COVID-19 fast serology test. Our research and development program has continued to advance our goal of developing a robust, inexpensive, cloud-connected, quantitative digital reader for our rapid tests. We believe this combination will significantly advance the role of rapid serological testing and public health monitoring during the COVID-19 crisis, serving the needs of government agencies, schools, large and small employers, and others, for mass screening efforts. Given the scientific community’s growing understanding of the dynamics of both seroconversion and seroreversion in COVID-19, we believe that our best opportunity to contribute meaningfully to America’s pandemic response is to focus on addressing critical unmet needs, especially towards reopening of schools and the economy, at large.”
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About ThermoGenesis Holdings, Inc.
ThermoGenesis Holdings, Inc. develops, commercializes, and markets a range of automated technologies for CAR-T and other cell-based therapies. The Company currently markets a full suite of solutions for automated clinical biobanking, point-of-care applications, and automation for immuno-oncology, including its semi-automated, functionally-closed CAR-TXpress™ platform, which streamlines the manufacturing process for the emerging CAR-T immunotherapy market. For more information about ThermoGenesis, please visit: www.thermogenesis.com.
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