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Washington, D.C. 20549
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 30, 2020
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3303 Monte Villa Parkway,
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BioLife Solutions, Inc. Common Shares
NASDAQ Capital Market

Item 5.02              Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On November 30, 2020, the board of directors (the “Board”) of BioLife Solutions, Inc., (the “Company”) accepted the resignation of Mr. Thomas Girschweiler, an investor and stockholder of the Company for the past twenty five years, as a member of the Board effective December 1, 2020. Mr. Girschweiler resigned in order to focus on other personal interests. Mr. Girschweiler did not advise the Company that his resignation was the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to its operations, policies or practices. 
The Company has retained Spencer Stuart, a leading executive and board search firm, to identify potential replacement candidates to fill Mr. Girschweiler’s seat on the Board, with a focus on diverse candidates to support the Company’s desire to diversify the composition of the Board.
In a separate transaction, Mr. Girschweiler agreed to sell 1,600,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to Casdin Capital in a private transaction.

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: November 30, 2020
    /s/ Roderick de Greef
Name: Roderick de Greef
Title: Chief Financial Officer and Chief
Operating Officer