Washington, D.C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 15, 2018



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3303 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell, WA



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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On May 15, 2018, BioLife Solutions, Inc. (the “Company”) purchased $1,000,000 of shares of common stock of SAVSU Technologies, Inc., (the successor entity to biologistex CCM, LLC through statutory corporate conversion, “SAVSU”), pursuant to a share purchase agreement (the “Agreement”) by and between the Company, SAVSU and Savsu Technologies, LLC (“STLLC”). STLLC also agreed to invest $1,000,000 in SAVSU. In accordance with the terms of the Agreement, the Company and STLLC also entered into a stockholders agreement relating to their ownership interests in SAVSU. Pursuant to the stockholders agreement, the Company appointed each of Mike Rice, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, and Roderick de Greef, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, to serve on the five member board of directors of SAVSU. The stockholders agreement also contains customary restrictions on transfer, rights of first refusal, tag-along and drag-along rights. Following the transactions contemplated by the Agreement, the Company owns 31% of SAVSU, up from 26%.


The foregoing summary of the Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the Agreement, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 hereto.  


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)          Exhibits

  Exhibit No.



Share purchase agreement, dated May 15, 2018, by and between SAVSU Technologies, Inc., BioLife Solutions, Inc. and Savsu Technologies, LLC







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




BioLife Solutions, Inc.






Date: May 17, 2018


    /s/ Roderick de Greef




Name: Roderick de Greef

Title: Chief Financial Officer