Carmell Closes Sale of Axolotl Biologix

PITTSBURGH, March 27, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Carmell Corporation (Nasdaq: CTCX), a bio-aesthetics company focused on skin and hair health, today announced the successful closing of the previously announced sale of its wholly owned subsidiary, Axolotl Biologix to the initial sellers of AxoBio for 3,845,337 shares of Carmell common stock, 4,243 shares of Carmell preferred stock and cancellation of $8 million in notes payable.

“The sale of AxoBio enables our exit from the tissue graft space thereby facilitating a sharper organizational focus on the launch of our skincare products beginning in March 2024 and continuing over Summer 2024,” said Rajiv Shukla, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Carmell.

Following the sale of AxoBio, Carmell’s financial position is expected to improve as follows:

  • $4 million drop in annualized cash burn (net of revenue) based on AxoBio’s actual January 2024 financials.
  • $15.6 million reduction in debt: $7.6 million of AxoBio subsidiary level debt plus $8 million note payable related to the AxoBio acquisition.
  • $7 million increase in tangible equity due to elimination of AxoBio’s negative tangible equity.
  • 29% reduction in EPS dilution due to the cancellation of 8.09 million CTCX common shares on a fully diluted basis. Post-Closing, Carmell has 19.25 million common shares outstanding.

About Carmell
Carmell is a bio-aesthetics company that utilizes the Carmell SecretomeTM to support skin and hair health. The Carmell SecretomeTM consists of a potent cocktail of growth factors and proteins extracted from allogeneic human platelets sourced from U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved tissue banks. The technology underpinning the Carmell SecretomeTM has been extensively tested for safety and efficacy, significantly surpassing standards set by the aesthetics industry, including robust results from a prospective, randomized, multi-center Phase 2 human trial. Besides the Carmell SecretomeTM, the Company has developed a novel micellar nanoparticle formulation that enables delivery of lipophilic and hydrophilic ingredients without relying on the Foul FourteenTM, 14 potentially harmful excipients that are commonly used by other companies to impart texture, stability, and other desirable physicochemical attributes to cosmetic products. Additionally, Carmell’s micellar formulations do not utilize mineral or vegetable oils across their entire product line and are designed to be non-comedogenic. The Company is also developing a line of men’s products and a line of topical haircare products. All products are tailored to meet the demanding technical requirements of professional care providers and discerning retail consumers. For more information, visit