ThermoGenesis Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: THMO), a market leader in automated cell processing tools and services in the cell and gene therapy field, today announced the appointments of Biao Xi, Ph.D. and James Xu, Esq., DBA, PsyD., J.D., CPA to its Board, effective July 17, 2023. Both are independent directors. The appointments expand ThermoGenesis’ Board to seven members.
“Biao is a highly regarded life science executive with extensive experience in biopharmaceutical research and drug development and James brings strong legal and business acumen, including more than 25 years in the field of patent, corporate and tax law. Together, their expertise will significantly strengthen our Board of Directors,” stated Chris Xu, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of ThermoGenesis. “I look forward to leveraging their valuable insights as we continue to transition into a high performance, integrated contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) in the cell and gene therapy field and as we continue to draw interest from early-stage life science and cell and gene therapy companies for our turnkey ReadyStart cGMP Suites, which we expect to be available in the third quarter of this year.”
Since March 2022, Dr. Xi has served as Chief Scientific Officer, Co-founder, and member of the Board of Miracure Biotechnology, a San Diego based, early-stage drug discovery company developing new drug candidates for oncology and immunology applications. From 2018 to 2021, Dr. Xi served as Chief Executive Officer at ImmunePoint Inc. and Vice President of Translational Study at Theragene Pharmaceuticals. From 2006 to 2018, he was Chief Scientist for China at ACEA Biosciences, an Agilent company. Dr. Xi was a Research Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine from 1999 through 2006. He earned a master’s degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a Ph.D from ZhejiangUniversity in China.
Dr. Xu is a practicing attorney and licensed CPA in the State of Illinois. He is also a Patent Lawyer licensed by United States Patent and Trademark Office and has been practicing patent, corporate and tax law for more than 25 years. Previously, from November 2016 to December 2019, Dr. Xu served as a member of ThermoGenesis Holdings, Inc.’s Board of Directors and was a member of the X committee. Dr. Xu received a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Mississippi, J.D. and LLM degrees in Taxation from DePaul Law School, an LLM in Intellectual Properties and LLM in Information Technologies from John Marshall Law School, a Psy.D. from California Southern University, and a DBA from University of Missouri-St. Louis.
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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