SHANGHAI, China and PALO ALTO, Calif., June 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cellular Biomedicine Group Inc. (Nasdaq:CBMG) ("CBMG" or the "Company"), a biomedicine firm engaged in the development of new treatments for degenerative and cancerous diseases, today announced it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Blackbird Bio Finance and University of South Florida's ("Licensor") next generation GVAX vaccine's ("CD40LGVAX") related technologies and technical knowledge. With the close of this acquisition, management believes that the Company will be able to offer comprehensive immuno-oncology cell therapy portfolios, as well as a broad set of options for patients.
Dr. William (Wei) Cao, Chief Executive Officer of CBMG, commented: "We are extremely pleased with this strategic acquisition which strengthens our cancer immunotherapy vaccine and vaccine combination technology platform. This inroad into the U.S. market is a significant milestone for the Company and we look forward to seeking approval to conduct international clinical trials with leading medical centers."
Under the terms of the agreement, CBMG will pay an initial consideration of $2.5 million in cash and up to $1.75 million in shares of the Company's Common Stock, which is based on the 20-day volume, weighted average price ("VWAP") of the Company's Common Stock on the closing date of June 29, 2015. As a licensee of CD40LGVAX, the Company could pay potentially more than $25M in future milestone and sales royalty payments to the Licensor. Additional information can be found in the Form 8-K filed by Cellular Biomedicine Group with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 12, 2015.
About Cellular Biomedicine Group
Cellular Biomedicine Group, Inc. develops proprietary cell therapies for the treatment of certain degenerative diseases and cancers. Our developmental stem cell, progenitor cell, and immune cell projects are the result of research and development by scientists and doctors from China and the United States. Our flagship GMP facility, consisting of six independent cell production lines, is designed, certified and managed according to U.S. standards. To learn more about CBMG, please visit: www.cellbiomedgroup.com
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