ThermoGenesis has agreed to supply China-based stem cell and regenerative medicine company Beike Biotechnology with an initial stocking in fiscal 2011 of its AXP AutoXpress and BioArchive Systems used in the processing and storage of stem cells from cord blood.

Beike produces a full line of products derived from umbilical cord tissue, cord blood and bone marrow stem cells.

Beike operates three stand-alone cord blood processing and storage facilities, 18 specialized laboratories that process cord blood collections, two stem cell research laboratories and five stem cell banks.

ThermoGenesis and Beike plan to collaborate on the development of new enabling technologies to maximize automation of the workflow process for the expansion of certain kinds of stem cells from umbilical cords and cord blood.