Carmell Announces Successful Closing of $3.0 Million Private Placement

PITTSBURGH, April 11, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carmell Corporation (Nasdaq: CTCX), a bio-aesthetics company focused on skin and hair health (“Carmell”, the “Company”, “we”, “our”, or “us”), today announced the closing of its previously announced private placement with new and existing investors (the “Private Placement”). The Company received gross proceeds from the Private Placement of $3 million, excluding offering expenses.

The Company issued and sold an aggregate amount of 1,331,452 shares of its common stock upon the closing of the Private Placement at a price of $2.88 per share for the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (which was the closing sale price of the Company’s common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market on April 3, 2024) and at a price of $2.25 per share for all other investors in the Private Placement.

Following the closing of the Private Placement, Carmell will have approximately 20.58 million shares of common stock outstanding.

Said Mr. Rajiv Shukla, Chairman & CEO of Carmell, “We are grateful for the faith and support of our investors as we scale up our commercial launch efforts around our pipeline of 10 products built on a foundation of revolutionary anti-aging bio-aesthetics technology.”

Brookline Capital Markets, a division of Arcadia Securities, LLC, served as the exclusive placement agent for the private placement transaction.

About Carmell
Carmell is a bio-aesthetics company that utilizes the Carmell Secretome™ to support skin and hair health. The Carmell Secretome™ 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. Over the past 7 years, the Company has extensively tested the technology underpinning the Carmell Secretome™. Additionally, the Company has developed a novel microemulsion formulation that enables delivery of lipophilic and hydrophilic ingredients without relying on the Foul Fourteen™, 14 potentially harmful excipients that are commonly used by other companies to impart texture, stability, and other desirable physicochemical attributes to cosmetic products. Carmell’s microemulsion formulations do not utilize mineral or vegetable oils 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

About Private Placement
The offer and sale of the shares of common stock sold in the Private Placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and other applicable securities laws. The Company has agreed to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) registering the resale of the shares of its common stock sold in the Private Placement. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

Forward-Looking Statements
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Bryan Cassaday