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T. Denny Sanford Invests $10M in SAB Biotherapeutics


SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc. (SAB) a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical
development company, has received a $10 million investment from T. Denny
Sanford as part of its Series A-2 raise. The businessman and
philanthropist previously invested in SAB in 2014.

"SAB Biotherapeutics has made great strides in a relatively short
timeframe," Sanford said. "They have reached key milestones,
collaborated with prominent partners, developed a robust product
pipeline and are working on near-term solutions to health conditions
like cancer and Type 1 diabetes."

Since its founding in 2014, SAB Biotherapeutics has developed
immunotherapies against more than a dozen targets, achieved 100%
efficacy in pre-clinical testing and completed Phase 1 trials for
treatments for emerging infectious diseases, including MERS-CoV and
antibiotic resistant bacteria Mycoplasma hominis, a first in
human trial.

"This investment provides a significant boost to our capital strategy as
we enter Phase 2 clinical trials and accelerate development of new
commercial targets," said Dr. Eddie Sullivan, President & CEO of SAB

SAB's unique immunotherapy platform is the only one in the world to
produce human polyclonal antibodies—the natural way to fight disease—on
a commercial scale without using humans. In addition, SAB therapies can
be developed and produced in as few as 75 days. These two attributes
contributed to the SAB platform being recognized by the World Health
Organization as the only platform technology capable of responding to
emerging infectious diseases with epidemic potential.

The latest targets for the company, oncology and Type 1 diabetes, both
align well with Mr. Sanford's healthcare focus, as well as significant
and current clinical research programs within Sanford Health.

The investment complements Mr. Sanford's philanthropic contributions to
the healthcare sector, including the 2007 $400 million donation to Sioux
Valley Hospitals and Health System, which changed its name in tribute.
In total, Mr. Sanford has donated nearly $1 billion to the Sanford
Health System, an organization which is also an investor in SAB.

Mr. Sanford is the owner of First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard,
headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. First PREMIER Bank has more
than $1.8 billion in assets and is the nation's 12th largest issuer of
Mastercard credit cards. The SAB investment closed on August 17, 2018,
made through a new entity, Sanford Therapeutics, LLC.

"We're excited to have Mr. Sanford, a sophisticated investor and
businessman, demonstrate his confidence in our novel technology, company
and team," said Dr. Edward Hamilton, executive chairman of the board and
co-founder of SAB Biotherapeutics. "This investment will accelerate the
advancement of the platform, capacity building, company growth and help
to catalyze a vibrant biotech industry in South Dakota while we begin to
realize the significant impact we can all bring to the global health

Concurrent with the investment, a representative for Mr. Sanford will
join SAB Biotherapeutics' board of directors, yet to be determined.

SAB expects to enter two new Phase 1 and 2 trials during the next 18
months for severe hospitalized influenza and MERS-CoV respectively,
while continuing to build the team and production capacity at the new
pharm near Canton. Planning is also currently underway for a new
corporate headquarters in the USD Discovery District.

About SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc.
SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc.
(SAB) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company leading the science
and manufacturing of human antibody therapeutics. Utilizing some of the
most advanced polyclonal antibody science, SAB is delivering the world's
first large-scale platform to create fully human immunoglobulins. This
natural production platform holds the potential for treatment of public
health problems, rare conditions, long-term diseases and global pandemic

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