Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, May 18, 2018 – IMMUNOPRECISE ANTIBODIES LTD. (the “Company” or “IPA”) (TSX VENTURE: IPA)(OTC PINK: IPATF) announces the opening of its U.S. Headquarters in Fargo, North Dakota.
The Fargo-Moorhead (FM) region has a strong and diverse economy with a broad base of entrepreneurs who invest in the regions’ companies. FM and the surrounding area are business-friendly and provide an array of tax credits and related programs to support local companies. In addition, North Dakota has the only state-owned bank in the United States and its approach is to assist businesses by joining private and public resources.
The FM area offers a variety of industrial parks, greenfield sites, office parks of varying sizes, and stand-alone professional buildings with a real estate database of approximately 500 sites and buildings. It continues to attract and expand its base of traditional and high-tech, emerging industries.
Some of Fargo-Moorhead region’s largest employers include divisional, regional, national and global headquarters & facilities for Microsoft , Bobcat Co., John Deere Electronic Solutions, Border States Electric Supply, RDO Equipment Co., Sanford Medical Center, Titan Machinery and American Crystal Sugar.
“The opening of our U.S. Headquarters in Fargo, North Dakota allows IPA to take advantage of a U.S. location that has a significant and diverse economy with a strong history of supporting global life science companies,” said Jennifer L. Bath, President and CEO of IPA. “We believe that with our U.S. headquarters based in Fargo, IPA will be able to tap into a large investor community and, in addition, will have access to a dedicated and highly-qualified work force as IPA continues to expand globally.”
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 clinical success.
Immunoprecise offers highly customizable therapeutic antibody programs and is a preferred CRO for Ligand Pharmaceutical’s OmniAb transgenic animal platform. The services offered to customers include a wide range of therapeutically-relevant immunization strategies, including protein, cell-based and genetic immunization methods, against diverse families of therapeutic targets.
Immunoprecise continues to offer a wide range of complementary services including our rabbit monoclonal antibody technology (RMAT), polyclonal antibodies, recombinant protein and antibody expression and purification, diagnostic and tool antibody generation, as well as cryopreservation services for the storage of valuable biological materials including hybridoma clones, plasmid constructs, and cell lines.
Immunoprecise operates from state-of-the-art facilities located at the Vancouver Island Technology Park in Victoria, British Columbia, which house its tissue culture and molecular laboratories as well as an animal care unit. It is a member of the Canadian Council for Animal Care and operates in association with U-Protein Express B.V., its subsidiary laboratory in the Life Science Incubator, Utrecht Science Park, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Immunoprecise employs a highly experienced group of R&D scientists. Over the last 25 years, investments in innovative and proprietary technologies and methods have vastly improved the speed and efficiency of antibody discovery and testing.
For further information please contact:
ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd.
3204-4464 Markham Street.
Victoria, BC V8Z 7X8
For investor relations please contact:
Contact Financial Corp.
1450 – 701 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5
Forward Looking Information
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