ThermoGenesis Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: THMO), a market leader in automated cell processing tools and services in the cell and gene therapy field, today announced that the Company is rolling out a new facility in the Sacramento metro area, containing a total of 12, class-7, ReadyStart cGMP Suites available for lease by early-stage life science and cell gene therapy (“CGT”) companies. The roll-out of the ReadyStart Suites is part of ThermoGenesis’ previously announced plan to transform from a medical device company to a contract development and manufacturing organization (“CDMO”) in the cell gene therapy field. The facility is expected to be available for customers in the second or third quarter of this year. If fully occupied, the facility is anticipated to generate an estimated $10-16 million in annual revenue.
“We launched the flexible ReadyStart cGMP Suites to better support the research and clinical development of cell gene therapy products. Early-stage life science and cell gene therapy companies face a long and complex path to product commercialization often while being constrained by limited budgets,” stated Chris Xu, Ph.D, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ThermoGenesis. “Our all-encompassing ReadyStart cGMP Suites, will provide a flexible option, enabling companies to achieve their anticipated milestones faster and more efficiently. Additionally, our team’s strong expertise in regulatory affairs and product commercialization will help accelerate the development of our customers’ products, allowing them to focus on their science, while ThermoGenesis will manage the regulatory and quality compliances associated with running a cGMP facility.”
The ReadyStart Suites are located in a 35,500+ square foot cGMP facility that will meet the highest scientific, quality, and regulatory requirements. The designing, building and managing of a cleanroom requires a significant capital investment is extremely time consuming and can be draining on a company’s resources. ThermoGenesis’ ReadyStart cGMP cleanrooms are ideal for early-stage companies looking to jump-start their development efforts and/or scale up in the same facility, providing a turnkey solution. Further, the suites will eliminate a tremendous resource burden and greatly accelerate the development cycle by allowing the resident companies to focus on their core science.