Carmell Corporation Announces Completion of Post-Merger Integration with Axolotl Biologix and New Organizational Structure Aligned with Focus on Aesthetics

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carmell Corporation (Nasdaq: CTCX) (“Carmell”), a regenerative care company, today announced the completion of post-merger integration with Flagstaff-based Axolotl Biologix, a profitable regenerative medicine company (“Axolotl”).

As part of the post-merger planning process, Carmell announced the following changes effective September 1, 2023:

  • Rajiv Shukla, Executive Chairman of Carmell to serve as Chairman & CEO of Carmell.
  • Randy Hubbell to step down as CEO and serve as Advisor to the Chairman & CEO in addition to Josh Sandberg, former CEO of Axolotl who is serving in a similar role.
  • Changes to Carmell’s Board of Directors underway with three board members to step down and candidates with a background in aesthetics being recruited.
  • Milestone payment of $8 million to Axolotl Biologix rescheduled to Aug 31, 2024.
  • Projected post-merger savings anticipated to be nearly $3 million per annum, including from the termination of certain executives serving as part-time consultants and full-time employees in non-core areas or overlapping business functions.
  • Focus on programs in aesthetics that have shorter paths to commercialization, specifically in skin rejuvenation and dental bone healing.

“On behalf of Carmell Corp., I would like to thank Randy for his many years of service to the Team. I look forward to working with him as an advisor on commercial strategy,” said Mr. Shukla.

Mr. Hubbell said, “I am proud of what we accomplished at Carmell over the years and look forward to continuing to work with Carmell as an advisor.”

About Carmell 
Carmell is a commercial stage regenerative care company with a focus on using human biomaterials for aesthetics (skin and dental) and skin healing. Their commercial product is human amnion allograft that can be used for the healing of diabetic foot ulcers, venous ulcers, recovery from MOHS surgery, conjunctival and corneal healing, and dental, endodontic, oral maxillofacial, and periodontal regenerative procedures. Carmell’s R&D pipeline includes cosmetic and dental products under development. For more information, visit

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Rajiv Shukla 
Chairman & CEO