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Azenta (AZTA)

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Sara Silverman Director, IR
Stephen Schwartz CEO
Lindon Robertson EVP & CFO
David Saxon Needham & Company
Jacob Johnson Stephens
Paul Knight KeyBanc Capital Markets
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Operator

Greetings, and welcome to the Azenta Q1 2022 Financial Results. [Operator Instructions].

As a reminder, this conference is being recorded Tuesday, February 8, 2022. I will now turn the conference over to Sara Silverman, Director of Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Sara Silverman

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Lindon Robertson

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will So prepared remarks. to take turn our questions. over back this the Session to I the Question-and-Answer operator your concludes call

Operator

Instructions]. [Operator

Saxon Needham. with question first is Our from David

David Saxon

Lindon, and congrats on on quarter. One one the Steve, margins. Yes. on SRS

them with much those you've It on First contracts? in. still you're bringing of progress you give sense made bringing how pharma two the on working from large SRS, a sounds samples can us like

to of you're additional next customers? quarters? the on color growth any over sort some modest potential other And in few SRS you So fair then traction is sequential with can it getting assume give

Stephen Schwartz

I'll Sure. that. take is Steve. This

couple of So things. thanks, David. A

increases should and You expect in it's SRS, said. as exactly, you

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both contracts. is about now picked has on So we're bullish as good. the cautious business. We'll North progress American up be we guided, Europe but

David Saxon

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Lindon Robertson

Yes, very thanks David, much.

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Operator

Instructions]. [Operator

Next question Stephens. is from Jacob Johnson with

Jacob Johnson

the side those the company. Congrats on launched about believe you think Lindon Maybe record when for freezer growth years? guess, and life therapy. freezers large and broadly to posted especially, specifically, lot on Certainly, cryogenic recently. gene the of just potential the I for the we cell tools called on relates it I here. about look quarter Maybe But another as it freezers, BX first couple next engine. as stores, continued becoming Product out think are pure-play cryo I of a but innovation, we and freezer I new the you think talk a just cryo a focus

Stephen Schwartz

Sure, initiative a Jacob. automated We've manner significant cryogenic all stores. got around pretty of

for tool is cell gene therapy and applications. significant. pretty necessary The we see a it's all ramp So

comfortable As one modest-sized you for launched think mentioned, we configurations. just that lab many a we is

promise is SLAS that stand-up wheel here -- this an So fully system. through automated like door. it's particularly think this at is in promise for can a the it put been tool we cryogenic in were somebody tool appliance, week, a it will Boston And it's but and The showing the demand received actually for think, conference very the tool, well. we great. the strong. We It's

we anticipate year-over-year a the sizes. range we of to talked portfolio, about doubling this We demand build. So -- continues demand a And have that complete just continue. And will volume.

the samples, toward general fidelity the automation, we again, And nothing the that complexity automated of second on see now, remember trend as also, samples, stores ever stores, we as to the it's in of it of see in we comment than We of And calendar once for we large with we acceptance can the samples technology strong units. the because both necessity. to we of stores. have continued building we the And the -- a just but really and automation the large customers number think but is large go way can because automated going. a 'XX as the and forward. -- think are cells fidelity it's customers on feel half some of just pipeline. We critical. more the think And the it That's XX

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Jacob Johnson

of just If maybe just then I follow-up, Got think XX% XQ. you're in calculator it. margins like as is kind EBITDA XX% Lindon, my And margins. a looking again to towards right, on

the planning You're I at help margin some moving XX%. year could to you kind know exiting the still exit bridge there, of XQ us XX%? just year at to there's but maybe the from pieces

Lindon Robertson

Yes.

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Operator

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Paul Knight

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Stephen Schwartz

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Paul Knight

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Stephen Schwartz

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Paul Knight

for And mid-single double COVID. on fiscal down thought then last, full digits? Lindon, year, year? What full What's digits, expecting your you on are

Lindon Robertson

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Operator

Lindon back We have to Robertson. turn no further it questions. I'll

Lindon Robertson

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Operator

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