Healthcare Industry News: ThermoGenesis
News Release - April 3, 2006
Dr. John Chapman Named Vice President of Scientific AffairsRANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., April 3 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- ThermoGenesis Corp. (Nasdaq: KOOL ) announced today that John R. Chapman, Ph.D. has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Scientific Affairs.
Dr. Chapman joined ThermoGenesis in 2005 as the Executive Director of Scientific Affairs and his responsibilities have included coordinating the Company's life science, clinical, and research and development activities with its sales and marketing efforts to facilitate the successful development, launch and promotion of its medical device products. In his new position as Vice President of Scientific Affairs, Dr. Chapman's responsibilities will expand to include the management of all Company collaborations with clinical groups in hospitals and research centers who wish to utilize the Company's cell therapy and wound care products in their clinical trials.
Philip Coelho, Chief Executive Officer commented, "This promotion recognizes John's scientific expertise as well as his demonstrated ability to shape the strategic direction of ThermoGenesis' scientific organization." Mr. Coelho further noted, "John has been a strong addition to the management team and we look forward to his continued leadership in the development and execution of our scientific initiatives essential to new product development and product introductions at ThermoGenesis."
Dr. Chapman is an internationally published scientist in the field of blood systems development and pathogen inactivation of blood components, and has obtained 22 issued U.S. Patents and authored 32 scientific publications in the fields of blood processing, biologics, devices and chemistry.
Dr. Chapman commented, "I am looking forward to joining the senior management team as we transform the Company into a high growth, profitable enterprise by executing our strategy to develop blood processing products that utilize high margin single use disposables."
About ThermoGenesis Corp.
ThermoGenesis Corp. is a leader in developing and manufacturing automated blood processing systems and disposables that enable the manufacture, preservation and delivery of cell and tissue therapy products.
-- The BioArchive® System, an automated cryogenic device, is used by cord blood stem cell banks in 29 countries for cryopreserving and archiving cord blood stem cell units for transplant. -- The AutoXpress® System, is a newly developed semi-automated device and companion sterile closed blood processing disposable, to harvest stem cells from cord blood. -- The CryoSeal® FS System, an automated device and companion sterile blood processing disposable, is used to prepare hemostatic and adhesive surgical sealants from the patient's blood in about an hour. Enrollment in a 150-patient U.S. pivotal clinical trial has been completed and a PMA is being reviewed by the FDA. -- The Thrombin Processing Device(TM) (TPD(TM)) is a sterile blood processing disposable that prepares activated thrombin from a small aliquot of patient blood, or blood plasma in less than 30 minutes. The TPD market launch is underway in Europe.
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