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BioLife (BLFS) Company Profile

Updated Jun 19, 2020
BioLife has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:BioLife Solutions, Inc.
Short Name:BioLife
Trading Ticker Symbol:BLFS
Primary Exchange:NASDAQ
Headquarter City/Country:Washington, WA
Primary Industry Sector:Health Care
Seconday Sub-sector:Biotech-Electromedical Electrotherapeutic Apparatus
Main Business Areas: Health Care, Biotech-Electromedical Electrotherapeutic Apparatus, Biotech Apparatus, Medical Instruments & Supplies, Healthcare
Dividend Payments:Dividend History
ETFs Holding:List of ETFs holding BioLife stock

Market and Trading Information for BioLife

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of BioLife as of writing:
Current Share Price:$16.25
Previous Year's Closing Price:$16.18
Percentage Price Change (YTD):0.43%
Market Cap:$422.39 million
52-week Price Range:$7.37 - $21.18
Dividend Per Share:$0
EPS (TTM):0.87
Price-Earnings (Trailing):18.74
Price-Earnings (Forward):54.17

Company Profile and Business Description for BioLife

BioLife Solutions, Inc. (BioLife), incorporated on March 25, 1998, is engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing a portfolio of biopreservation tools and services for cells, tissues and organs, including clinical grade cell and tissue hypothermic storage, and cryopreservation freeze media and a related cloud hosted biologistics cold chain management application for shippers. The Company's product offerings include hypothermic storage and cryopreservation freeze media products for cells, tissues and organs; generic blood stem cell freezing and cell thawing media products; custom product formulation and custom packaging services; cold chain logistics services incorporating precision thermal packaging products and cloud-hosted Web applications, and contract aseptic manufacturing formulation, fill and finish services of liquid media products.

The Company markets its HypoThermosol FRS and CryoStor biopreservation media products to regenerative medicine, biobanking, drug discovery markets, including hospital-based stem cell transplant centers, pharmaceutical companies, cord blood and adult stem cell banks, hair transplant centers and suppliers of cells to the drug discovery, toxicology testing and diagnostic markets, including private and public cell therapy companies. The Company's subsidiary, biologistex CCM, LLC (biologistex CCM), is engaged in acquiring, developing, maintaining, owning, operating, marketing and selling an integrated platform of a cloud-based information service and precision thermal shipping products based on SAVSU Technologies, LLC's (SAVSU's) next generation EVO smart container shipment platform.

HypoThermosol FRS

HypoThermosol biopreservation media is an engineered, optimized hypothermic storage and shipping media product. This optimized formulation mitigates temperature-induced molecular cell stress responses that occur during chilling and re-warming of biologics, intermediate products and final cell products intended for research and clinical applications. Serum-free, protein-free HypoThermosol FRS is designed to provide maximum storage and shipping stability for biologics at 2-8 degree Celsius.


CryoStor cryopreservation freeze media products mitigate temperature-induced molecular cell stress responses during freezing and thawing. CryoStor freeze media products are intended for cryopreservation of biologics at subzero temperatures (most often utilized within the range of -80 to -196 degree Celsius). All CryoStor products are pre-formulated with dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), a permeating cryoprotective agent, which helps mitigate damage from the formation of intracellular ice. CryoStor is offered in several packages and pre-formulated with DMSO in final concentrations of approximately 2%, 5% and 10%.


BloodStor freeze media is a series of generic freeze media products used to cryopreserve stem and other cells isolated from umbilical cord blood, peripheral blood and bone marrow where the processing methods require addition of high concentration DMSO. BloodStor 55-5 is pre-formulated with 55% weight/volume (w/v) DMSO USP/EP, approximately 5% (w/v) Dextran-40 the United States Pharmacopia/ European Pharmacopoeia (USP/EP) and Water for Injection (WFI) quality water. BloodStor 100 contains approximately 100% (w/v) DMSO USP/EP. BloodStor 27 NaCl is pre-formulated with approximately 27% (w/v) DMSO in saline components and Water for Injection (WFI) quality water.

Cell Thawing Media

Cell Thawing Media provides Dextran and saline for washing cryopreserved cells and tissues to dilute or remove cryoprotectants. Cell thawing media is pre-formulated with approximately 10% Dextran 40 in over 0.9% NaCl and over 10% Dextran 40 in over 5% Dextrose.


PrepaStor is a flush solution designed for use during the transitions from normothermic to mild hypothermic conditions to rinse culture media and native fluids from tissue and whole organ systems prior to suspension in a preservation solution. PrepaStor is also used to support the transition from hypothermic to normothermic temperatures following the preservation interval.

biologistex cold-chain management service

The Company's biologistex cold-chain management service includes unlimited use of the evo Smart Shipper and the integrated track and trace cloud-based Web application, The line of evo Smart Shippers are reusable and designed for the shipment of materials, which must be maintained at precision temperature ranges, including frozen at -80 degree Celsius, chilled at 2 to 8 degree Celsius and at controlled room temperature (CRT) temperatures. The evo Smart Shippers include a traceable thermocouple embedded within the payload cavity to monitor the environmental conditions within the payload and a fiber optic sensor enabling monitoring whether the container is opened at any time during shipment and upon arrival at the destination. The monitoring data and Global Positioning System (GPS) location is transmitted in real time to its cloud based-Web application.

The Company competes with VWR, Sigma-Aldrich, Lonza, Life Technologies, STEMCELL Technologies, Sonoco Thermosafe, Cryopak and Pelican Technologies.

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ETFs Holding BioLife Stock

As of March 2020, the following exchange-traded funds (ETF) hold the BioLife stocks in their respective portfolios. Below is a random list of only 10 ETFs in no particular order that have BioLife stock holding. There are a total of 15 ETFs in records which are holding BioLife stock in their portfolio. See Full List.

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ITOTiShares Core S&P Total US Stock Market ETFThe iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF tracks a market cap-weighted index of all common equities listed on the NYSE and the NASDAQ. ...Full Details0.03%3090
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VTHRVanguard Russell 3000 ETFThe Vanguard Russell 3000 ETF tracks a cap-weighted index that measures the investable US equities market, covering the entire market-cap spectrum including micro-caps. ...Full Details0.15%1581
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VTIVanguard Total Stock Market ETFThe Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF tracks a cap-weighted index that measures the investable US equities market, encompassing the entire market-cap spectrum. ...Full Details ...Candlestick Patterns.0.04%1515
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CSAVictoryShares US Small Cap Volatility Weighted ETFThe VictoryShares US Small Cap Volatility Wtd Index ETF tracks an index composed of 500 of the largest companies domiciled in the US that are no larger than 3 billion in market capitalization. These stocks are then weighted by inverse volatility. ...Full Details0.35%379
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CSFVictoryShares US Discovery Enhanced Volatility Weighted ETFThe VictoryShares US Discovery Enhanced Volatility Weighted Index ETF tracks an index of 500 US small-cap stocks, screened for positive earnings and weighted by volatility. The fund can hold up to 75% cash in market downturns. ...Full Details0.35%379
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EESWisdomTree US SmallCap Earnings ETFThe WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Earnings Fund tracks an index of US small-cap stocks weighted by firms' earnings from core operations. The index is a small-cap subset of the WisdomTree Earnings Index. ...Full Details0.38%815
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IWCiShares Microcap ETFThe iShares Microcap ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of U.S. micro-cap stocks. The index selects the smallest 1000 stocks in the Russell 2000 Index. ...Full Details0.6%1452
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SCAPAdvisorShares Cornerstone Small Cap ETFThe AdvisorShares Cornerstone Small Cap ETF is an actively managed fund that selects small-cap companies base on realized and forward earnings estimate, balance sheet strength, and debt-to capital expenditure ratio. ...Full Details0.9%241
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VFLQVanguard US Liquidity Factor ETFVFLQ is an actively managed fund that invests in US equities with low trading liquidity. The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. ...Full Details0.13%873
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VXFVanguard Extended Market VIPERs ETFThe Vanguard Extended Market ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted version of the S&P Total Market Index, excluding all S&P 500 stocks. ...Full Details0.08%1901
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Peer / Competitor Companies of Biotech-Electromedical Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Sector

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