RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., April 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoGenesis Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: THMO), a market leader in automated cell processing tools and services in the cell and gene therapy field, announced today that it was featured on multiple new outlets, including a FOX40 news segment titled, "Rancho Cordova Company Says It's Working on Potential Treatment for Coronavirus," regarding the ThermoGenesis and ImmuneCyte joint venture and its research collaborator's efforts toward developing a systemic antibody approaches against COVID-19, ranging from convalescent plasma therapy and polyclonal antibody, to high-affinity monoclonal antibody drug candidates.
Using the rapid IgM/IgG antibody detection technology currently marketed by the Company, along with its own proprietary multi-component automated cell separating system, ThermoGenesis is working towards developing strategies to identify and isolate polyclonal antibodies from the blood of individuals who have recovered from the disease using convalescent whole blood or plasma, which could then be used as a potential therapeutic treatment for patients with of COVID-19.
As previously announced, the Company's joint venture partner, ImmuneCyte, has acquired from its collaborators worldwide intellectual property of four high-affinity monoclonal antibody drug candidates against COVID-19 virus. These high-affinity neutralizing monoclonal antibodies were also identified from convalescent whole blood from individuals who have recently recovered from COVID-19.
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Commenting on the recent new coverage Chris Xu, PhD, an immunologist and Chief Executive Officer of ThermoGenesis, said, "We are taking a systematic approach to address several critical unmet needs in the fight against COVID-19, namely rapid tests and effective therapies. By working closely with our global collaborators, we had a head start on this critical research." Dr. Xu also noted that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is fast tracking therapeutic products related to SARS-CoV-2, which the Company hopes may ultimately include ThermoGenesis' various antibody therapeutic approaches.
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.
About ImmuneCyte Life Sciences, Inc.
ImmuneCyte, a joint venture which is 19% owned by ThermoGenesis, develops and commercializes diagnostic and therapeutic technologies for COVID-19. The Company also provides clients the opportunity to bank their own immune cells when the cells are "healthy and unaffected" as a future resource for cellular immunotherapies, such as CAR-T. ImmuneCyte utilizes a proprietary CAR-TXpress™ platform, a GMP compliant close-system capable of automated separating and cryopreserving different components from blood, simultaneously. For more information about ImmuneCyte Life Sciences Inc., please visit: www.immunecyte.com.
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