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Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financ

ITEM 5.02 Departure of Director or Principal Officers; Election of
Directors; Appointment ofCertain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

The Board of Directors (the "Board") of BioLife Solutions, Inc. (the "Company") appointed Joseph Schick to serve as a director effective November 18, 2013. The Board made a qualitative assessment of Mr. Schick's level of knowledge and experience based on a number of factors, including his finance experience with various companies. The Board appointed Mr. Schick to serve as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of its Board of Directors. Raymond Cohen, the former Chairman of the Audit Committee, will remain a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Schick will receive the standard compensation for nonemployee directors.

The Board appointed current director Raymond Cohen to serve as a Chairman of the Board effective November 18, 2013 with compensation of $10,000 per month for his role as non-executive Chairman. This compensation shall be in lieu of the compensation to which the Chairman is otherwise entitled as a Director and a participant in committees of the Board. Mike Rice, the former Chairman of the Board, will remain a Director as well as the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer.

ITEM 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure

On November 18, 2013, the Company issued a press release entitled "BioLife Solutions Appoints Raymond W. Cohen as Chairman and Joe Schick to Board of Directors." The press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1. The information contained in the press release attached hereto is being furnished and shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liability of that Section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

ITEM 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit Number Description
  99.1         Press release of BioLife Solutions, Inc. dated
               November 19, 2013 entitled "BioLife Solutions
               Appoints Raymond W. Cohen as Chairman and Joe Schick
               to Board of Directors"

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