The Company’s PCT subsidiary is a well-known development and manufacturing partner to the cell therapy industry. PCT works with its clients to overcome the fundamental challenges of cell therapy manufacturing by providing a wide range of innovative services including product and process development, GMP manufacturing, engineering and automation, cell and tissue processing, logistics, storage and distribution, as well as expert consulting and regulatory support. Notably, PCT and Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. are engaged in a strategic collaboration to accelerate the creation of a global commercial cell therapy development and manufacturing enterprise with deep engineering expertise. Caladrius recently announced the signing of a definitive agreement by which Hitachi Chemical of America has agreed to acquire Caladrius’ 80.1% share of PCT ownership in a transaction that is expected to close in May 2017, subject to, among other closing conditions, approval by Caladrius shareholders.
- Growing revenues (avg. 24%/year growth since 2013)
- Achieved 57% revenue growth in 2016 to $35.3 million
- Extensive list of noteworthy client companies (over 100 clients since founding)
- Critical contribution from PCT to development and/or clinical manufacturing
- Expertise in multiple cell therapy types and therapeutic applications, including: CAR-T, TCR, T-cell, NK cell, dendritic cells and CD34+ products, among others
- 20,000 products and 6,000 patients over 18 year history
Additional Information About the Transaction and Where to Find it Caladrius intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and mail to its stockholders a proxy statement in connection with, among other things, the sale to Hitachi Chemical Co. America, Ltd. (“Purchaser”) of the 80.1% membership interest in PCT that Purchaser does not already own (the “Sale”). Investors and stockholders of Caladrius are urged to read the proxy statement and the other relevant materials when they become available because they will contain important information about Caladrius and the Sale. The proxy statement and other relevant materials (when they become available), and any other documents filed by Caladrius with the SEC, may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and stockholders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Caladrius by directing such requests to Caladrius Biosciences, Inc., 420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 350, New York, NY 10170, Attn: Jacquelyn Briggs or firstname.lastname@example.org, Telephone: (646) 606-2221. Participants in the Solicitation Caladrius and its directors and executive officers may, under SEC rules, be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Caladrius’ stockholders in connection with the Sale. Information regarding Caladrius’ directors and executive officers is contained in Caladrius’ proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on May 10, 2016. Additional information regarding the participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the Sale and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the proxy statement when it becomes available. Safe Harbor for Forward Looking Statements This webpage contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including forward-looking statements regarding the Sale, the possibility of obtaining stockholder or other approvals or consents for the Sale and Caladrius’ future prospects. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks and uncertainties relating to potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the Sale; unexpected costs, charges or expenses relating to or resulting from the Sale; litigation or adverse judgments relating to the Sale; risks relating to the completion of the proposed Sale, including the risk that the required stockholder vote might not be obtained in a timely manner or at all, or other conditions to the completion of the Sale not being satisfied; any difficulties associated with requests or directions from governmental authorities resulting from their review of the Sale; any changes in general economic and/or industry-specific conditions; and other risks detailed in Caladrius’ filings with the SEC, including those disclosed under “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in Caladrius’ Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 17, 2017 and in subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K and other filings made with the SEC. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this webpage’s publication. Caladrius does not intend, and disclaims any obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking information contained in this webpage or with respect to the matters described herein.