ImmunoPrecise Launches Large-Scale Discovery Program with US Pharma Company
Victoria, BC – April 2, 2019 – IMMUNOPRECISE ANTIBODIES LTD. (the “Company” or “IPA”) (TSX VENTURE: IPA) (OTC PINK: IPATF) announces the expansion of their service offerings in therapeutic antibody discovery to select rare, fully human antibodies using DeepDisplayTM, a combination of transgenic animal immunization and custom phage display antibody selections.
ImmunoPrecise has launched, in response to a large-scale discovery program with an unnamed, US-based Pharma company, a powerful and unique platform for therapeutic antibody discovery proven to be successful in delivering a sequence-diverse human antibody panel with broad species cross-reactivity (e.g. mouse, primate, human). The combination of a transgenic animal immunization with phage display antibody selection used in DeepDisplay™ delivers the most therapeutically-relevant antibodies, in a shorter period of time, with the highest probability of success compared to conventional technologies.
“The ability to select needle-in-the-haystack antibodies using this powerful combination of OmniAb® rodent (mouse or rat) immunization and phage display antibody selections provide an entirely new avenue in therapeutic antibody discovery.” said Debby Kruijsen, Ph.D., General Manager of ModiQuest® Research.
Jennifer Bath, Ph.D., CEO of ImmunoPrecise added: “With over 15 years of experience in customized and precision-based phage display, IPA has coupled this powerful technology with Ligand’s OmniAb™ transgenic rodent platforms to enable the accelerated discovery of highly diverse, fully human antibodies with superior clinical safety and efficacy and the lowest immunogenicity.”
The data generated during the large pharma and OmniAb collaboration will be publicly presented at conferences in Munich, Germany https://www.hub-xchange.com/europe-2019 and Boston, Massachusetts https://www.hub-xchange.com/us-east-coast-2018, in March and May, respectively, as well as via live webinar, details forthcoming.
About ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd.
ImmunoPrecise is a full-service, therapeutic antibody discovery company focused on the next generation of antibody discovery, to deliver the most therapeutically-relevant antibodies, in a shorter period of time, with the highest probability of succeeding to clinical trials.
ImmunoPrecise operates from state-of-the-art laboratory facilities located at the Vancouver Island Technology Park in Victoria, British Columbia, in collaboration with its wholly-owned subsidiary operations at U-Protein Express B.V., in the Life Science Incubator, Utrecht, and ModiQuest Research, Oss, both in the Netherlands. The Company operates globally to offer antibody services from target analysis to pre-clinical studies.
The services offered to clients include antibody discovery against a broad spectrum of antigens, including challenging targets. Amongst these services, the Company offers hybridoma production, B-cell services, and a variety of phage display platforms. The Company also provides a broad range of supporting services including immunologically-based assays, recombinant protein manufacturing, humanization, optimization, stable cell line development, and advanced solutions to challenges faced by clients in antibody-related research and development. The antibodies produced by ImmunoPrecise target a wide variety of therapeutic, diagnostic and research applications.
Forward Looking Information
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