BioLife Solutions Q3 2011 Revenue Up 36 Percent Year over Year at $715,000; Up 15 Percent Over Q2 2011

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More than 300 Direct and Indirect Customers Now Providing Solid Growth Foundation

BOTHELL, WA. – Oct. 3, 2011 – BioLife Solutions Inc. (OTC BB: BLFS), a leading developer and marketer of proprietary hypothermic storage and freeze media products for cells, tissues, and organs,today announced preliminary record revenue of $715,000 for its third quarter ended September 30, 2011; an increase of 36 percent compared to revenue of $525,000 reported in the same period last year. Sequentially, third quarter 2011 revenue increased 15 percent from the second quarter of 2011.

Mike Rice, Chairman and CEO, commented on BioLife’s fifth consecutive quarter of record revenue by stating, “Despite the sustained sluggish worldwide economy, our revenue and customer base continued to grow as we shipped orders for BloodStor, CryoStor, and HypoThermosol to several new and most existing customers in our strategic markets of regenerative medicine, biobanking, and drug discovery.”

In leveraging its GMP production capacity and facility, BioLife also generates contract manufacturing revenue by performing aseptic media formulation, fill, and finish services for strategic customers, including OriGen Biomedical, a leading provider of biologic packaging products and biopreservation reagents, and also for a multi-billion dollar revenue life sciences and industrial filtration products company.

Rice continued, “We had a solid quarter of contract manufacturing revenue and are aggressively pursuing new business opportunities. We also received significant orders from our distribution partners, with revenue for nine months of 2011 from distributors at 200 percent of our total revenue from this channel for all of 2010. We are completely focused on growing our top line revenue to enable the Company to reach operating profitability. Our third quarter performance illustrates the sustained progress we have made.”

BioLife will be exhibiting and presenting at the AABB Annual Meeting and Cellular Therapy and Transfusion Medicine Expo, October 23-25, 2011 in San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit

About BioLife Solutions
BioLife Solutions develops and markets patented hypothermic shipping media and cryopreservation media products for cells, tissues, and organs. The Company’s proprietary HypoThermosol and CryoStor platform of preservation media products are marketed to academic research institutions, clinical care provider organizations, and commercial companies involved in cell therapy, tissue engineering, cord blood banking, drug discovery, and toxicology testing. BioLife’s products are serum-free and protein-free, fully defined, and are formulated to reduce biopreservation-induced, delayed-onset cell damage, and death. BioLife’s enabling technology provides research and clinical organizations significant improvement in post-biopreservation cell and tissue stability, viability, and function. For more information please visit

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This shareholder communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including, but not limited to, statements about BioLife Solutions, Inc. (the “Company”) and its future operating results, strategies, and product development plans. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from the results expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause or contribute to such differences are more fully discussed, as are other factors, in Part I, Item1A. “Risk Factors” of the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, which is on file with the SEC and available at SEC filings. In addition, any forward-looking statements represent our estimates only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing our estimates as of any subsequent date. While the Company may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so except as may be legally necessary, even if the Company’s estimates should change.