Dynasil Corporation of America (NASDAQ: DYSL) today announced that it has entered into a technology collaboration agreement with Mayo Clinic, a not-for-profit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. The first project under the collaborative agreement will focus on the development of a therapeutic hypothermia core cooling technology designed to protect the brain during cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injury. Separately, Dynasil and Mayo Clinic are working together on a blood storage technology designed to extend the shelf life of blood products.
The collaboration agreement addresses issues such as reimbursement for development costs as well as the role each party will play in patent protection and commercialization. It broadens a relationship that began in 2011, when Dynasil acquired a biomedical technology portfolio from hematologist Dr. Daniel Ericson. The portfolio included several discoveries owned jointly by Dr. Ericson and Mayo Clinic.
“This agreement establishes the intellectual property and commercialization framework through which Dynasil and Mayo Clinic will advance early-stage innovations to patented products for therapeutic applications,” said Steven Ruggieri, president and chief executive officer of Dynasil. “As one of the world’s leading not-for-profit medical care and research institutions, Mayo Clinic is a wellspring of inventions and discoveries that have the potential to transform healthcare. Dynasil uniquely complements Mayo Clinic’s initiatives with unsurpassed research, development and manufacturing expertise, coupled with a unique ability to assess and prioritize discoveries for commercialization. We are excited about this collaboration and we believe it provides significant growth potential for our Company.”
About DynasilDynasil Corporation of America (NASDAQ: DYSL) develops and manufactures detection and analysis technology, precision instruments and optical components for the homeland security, medical and industrial markets. Combining world-class technology with expertise in research and materials science, Dynasil is commercializing products including dual-mode radiation detection solutions for Homeland Security and commercial applications, probes for medical imaging and sensors for non-destructive testing. Dynasil has an impressive and growing portfolio of issued and pending U.S. patents. The Company is based in Watertown, Massachusetts, with additional operations in Mass., Minn., NY, NJ and the United Kingdom. More information about the Company is available at www.dynasil.com. About Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. For more information, visit MayoClinic.com or MayoClinic.org/news. Forward-looking Statements This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements regarding future events and our future results are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections and the beliefs and assumptions of our management. These forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “could,” “expect,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “continue” or similar terms, though not all forward-looking statements contain such words. The actual results of the future events described in such forward-looking statements could differ materially from those stated in such forward-looking statements due to a number of important factors. These factors that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated or predicted include, without limitation, our ability to develop and commercialize our products, the size and growth of the potential markets for our products and our ability to serve those markets, the rate and degree of market acceptance of any of our products, general economic conditions, costs and availability of raw materials and management information systems, our ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protection for our products, competition, the loss of key management personnel, litigation, the effect of governmental regulatory developments, the availability of financing sources, our ability to identify and execute on acquisition opportunities and integrate such acquisitions into our business, and seasonality, as well as the uncertainties set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and from time to time in the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.