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Cytori Therapeutics Announces Receipt of Puregraft® Royalty Milestone
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) announced today it has received a milestone payment of $1.0 million from Bimini Technologies, LLC (Bimini). The payment is a result of Bimini achieving the first $10.0 million in gross profits for previous divestiture of the Puregraft® product line.
In 2013, Cytori entered into a Sale and Exclusive License/Supply Agreement with Bimini, pursuant to which Cytori sold to Bimini selected assets relating to Cytori’s Puregraft® product line, a series of standalone fat transplantation products that were developed to improve the predictability of outcomes for autologous fat grafting and aesthetic body contouring.
Bimini may also be obligated to make certain additional milestone payments to Cytori (in an aggregate amount of up to $10.0 million), contingent upon future achievement of certain milestones relating to Bimini’s gross profits from sales of the Puregraft products. The aggregate value of the consideration paid by Bimini to Cytori at the execution of the agreement in July 2013 was $5.0 million.
About Cytori Therapeutics
Cytori is developing, manufacturing, and commercializing nanoparticle-delivered oncology drugs and autologous adipose-derived regenerative cell (ADRC) therapies within its Nanomedicine™ and Cell Therapy™ franchises, respectively. Cytori Nanomedicine™ is focused on the liposomal encapsulation of anti-neoplastic chemotherapy agents, which may enable the effective delivery of the agents to target sites while reducing systemic toxicity. The Cytori Nanomedicine™ product pipeline consists of ATI-0918 pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride for breast cancer, ovarian cancer, multiple myeloma, and Kaposi’s sarcoma, a complex/hybrid generic drug, and ATI-1123 patented albumin-stabilized pegylated liposomal docetaxel for multiple solid tumors. Cytori Cell Therapy™, prepared within several hours with the proprietary Celution® System and administered to the patient the same day, has been shown in preclinical and clinical studies to act principally by improving blood flow, modulating the immune system, and facilitating wound repair. As a result, Cytori Cell Therapy™ may provide benefits across multiple disease states and can be made available to the physician and patient at the point-of-care. For more information, visit www.cytori.com.
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