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TOMI Environmental Solutions to Install Custom Engineered Integrated iHP System in Avid Bioservices Viral Vector Manufacturing Facility in California

10 October 2022

TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc.® (“TOMI”) (NASDAQ: TOMZ), a global company specializing in disinfection and decontamination, utilizing its premier Binary Ionization Technology (BIT) platform through its SteraMist products - a hydrogen peroxide-based mist and fog composed of ionized Hydrogen Peroxide (iHP), today announced that it has recently received a purchase order for an iHP Custom Engineered System (CES) from Avid Bioservices, Inc. (Avid) for implementation in Avid’s new purpose-built viral vector development and manufacturing facility in Costa Mesa, California.

Avid is a dedicated contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) focused on development and CGMP manufacturing of biologics. With the rapidly growing cell and gene therapy market, Avid is constructing a 53,000 square foot world-class CGMP manufacturing building dedicated to viral vector development and manufacturing. SteraMist has been chosen by Avid as its preferred decontamination method due to SteraMist’s ability to rapidly decontaminate and disinfect the area approximately four times faster than the competition, and its low percentage (7.8%) hydrogen peroxide BIT solution that provides superior material compatibility on surfaces.

During site development, a SteraMist iHP Custom Engineered System will be implemented within four (4) GMP manufacturing suites. This will require eleven (11) applicators with a single control panel and a 55-gallon BIT solution container. Earlier this month, the TOMI team began working with Avid’s team on planning the installation, which is projected to be finalized in the first half of 2023.

Atef Khezri, executive director of viral vector manufacturing at Avid Bioservices, said, “Our team at Avid looks forward to working with TOMI on the installation of the custom decontamination system. With the need for an effective and robust decontamination system to provide a sterile environment and a quick turnaround time, SteraMist was the evident solution.”

“The TOMI team put forth a great effort to win this bid. Avid conducted extensive due diligence which we were able to report successfully,” Elissa J. (E.J.) Shane, Chief Operating Officer at TOMI states. “We are well prepared for this project and eager to work with another innovative company for a seamless install of an iHP Custom Engineered System. TOMI looks forward to future opportunities to expand SteraMist throughout other areas of the facility.”

TOMI™ Environmental Solutions, Inc.: Innovating for a safer world®  
TOMI™ Environmental Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: TOMZ ) is a global decontamination and infection prevention company, providing environmental solutions for disinfection through the manufacturing, sales and licensing of its premier Binary Ionization Technology® (BIT™) platform. Invented under a defense grant in association with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense, BIT™ solution utilizes a low percentage hydrogen peroxide as its only active ingredient and uses patented ionized Hydrogen Peroxide (iHP™) technology in all SteraMist systems to create superior disinfection. TOMI products are designed to service a broad spectrum of use sites, including, but not limited to, hospitals and medical facilities, biosafety labs, pharmaceutical facilities, commercial and office buildings, schools, restaurants, meat and produce processing facilities, and police and fire departments. 
  
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About Avid Bioservices, Inc.
Avid Bioservices (NASDAQ: CDMO), an S&P SmallCap 600 company, is a dedicated contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) focused on development and CGMP manufacturing of biologics. The company provides a comprehensive range of process development, CGMP clinical and commercial manufacturing services for the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries. With 29 years of experience producing monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins, Avid's services include CGMP clinical and commercial drug substance manufacturing, bulk packaging, release and stability testing and regulatory submissions support. For early-stage programs the company provides a variety of process development activities, including upstream and downstream development and optimization, analytical methods development, testing and characterization. The scope of our services ranges from standalone process development projects to full development and manufacturing programs through commercialization. www.avidbio.com.

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