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The Diversified Offerings of 9 Transgenic Animal Strains Platforms supports Solid Growth in Drug Discovery Services

VICTORIA, May 29, 2019 / – IMMUNOPRECISE ANTIBODIES LTD. (the “Company” or “IPA”) (TSX VENTURE: IPA) (OTC PINK: IPATF) announces that its proprietary, high-throughput B-cell and phage display platforms have garnered a lot of attention as of late, and for a good reason. These species-independent platforms allow for high-throughput and more efficient antibody discovery than traditional hybridoma-based counterparts and are readily adapted for use with fully-human transgenic animals, compounding the benefits for the Company’s clients.

In recent weeks and months, IPA has been engaged by several large pharmaceutical companies to conduct work using transgenic animals from Ligand Pharmaceutics (distributors of OmniRat™, OmniMouse ™, OmniFlic ™, and OmniChicken ™), Ablexis (distributors of AlivaMab ®), Harbour BioMed (distributors of Harbour Mice ®, an undisclosed transgenic knock-out animal, Alloy Therapeutics (Distributors of Alloy Mice ®) and Trianni (distributors of Trianni Mice ®).

IPA announced today that B-cell and phage display programs have launched in seven of the above nine platforms, and three of these programs are being trialed by a single client in two different discovery platforms simultaneously.

“This unprecedented growth in the demand and use of alternative transgenic species and strains is a client solicitation that IPA has been anticipating, and is fully prepared to respond to,” stated Dr. Jennifer Bath, President and CEO of IPA. “The requests have been well distributed across our locations worldwide and continue to engage all three of our global, antibody manufacturing sites.” It is widely believed that fully human antibodies manufactured through transgenic animal use will witness a continually growing demand, and Dr. Bath confirms this, furthering the belief that the Company’s unique ability to handle the variety of transgenic species, at a global, high-capacity, uniquely positions the Company at the forefront of this industry trend.

Extension of Warrant Expiry Dates

The Company also announces that it will apply to the TSX Venture Exchange to extend the expiry date of 875,000 share purchase warrants issued in a private placement financing on June 18, 2019 (see news release dated June 19, 2018).  The share purchase warrants are exercisable at a price of $1.00 per share and the expiry date is being extended from June 18, 2019 to June 18, 2020.  The extension of the expiry date is subject to the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange.

About ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd.

IPA 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.

IPA 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 IPA target a wide variety of therapeutic, diagnostic and research applications.

For further information: For investor relations please contact: Frederick Chabot, Phone: 1-438-863-7071, Email: frederick@contactfinancial.com, Contact Financial Corp., 1450 – 701 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5

Forward Looking Information

This news release contains statements that, to the extent they are not recitations of historical fact, may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. The Company uses words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “likely”, “expect”, “believe”, “intend” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and analyses made by IPA in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments. However, whether actual results and developments will conform to IPA’s expectations and predictions is subject to any number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties. Many factors could cause IPA’s actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Such factors include, among other things, actual revenues and earnings for IPA being lower than anticipated, and those risks and uncertainties described in IPA’s annual management discussion and analysis for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2018 which can be accessed at www.sedar.com. The “forward-looking statements” contained herein speak only as of the date of this press release and, unless required by applicable law, IPA undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise such information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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VICTORIA, APRIL 25, 2019 / – IMMUNOPRECISE ANTIBODIES LTD. (the “Company” or “IPA”) (TSX VENTURE: IPA) (OTC PINK: IPATF)

U-Protein Express, a wholly-owned ImmunoPrecise Antibodies subsidiary, in Utrech, Netherlands, announced that it has obtained an exclusive license from Stanford University to manufacture and sell a novel protein, Wnt surrogate Fc, a substitute for a protein known as Wnt.

Wnt proteins are involved in signalling cells to divide and develop, and the Wnt surrogate can be used as a growth factor in cell culture media for, among other purposes, the growing of organoids.

The exclusive nature of the awarded license ensures that the Company is the single, global, manufacturer and supplier to offer the Wnt surrogate Fc to the market. The surrogate can be used not only as a growth factor in cell culture media for the growing of organoids but also with other cell lines. With hundreds of research groups around the world culturing organoids, the market for the Wnt surrogate Fc is strong.
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.

For investor relations please contact:

Frederick Chabot
Phone: 1-438-863-7071
Email: frederick@contactfinancial.com
Contact Financial Corp.
1450 – 701 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5

Forward Looking Information

This news release contains statements that, to the extent they are not recitations of historical fact, may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. The Company uses words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “likely”, “expect”, “believe”, “intend” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and analyses made by ImmunoPrecise in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments. However, whether actual results and developments will conform to ImmunoPrecise’s expectations and predictions is subject to any number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties.  Many factors could cause ImmunoPrecise’s actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Such factors include, among other things, actual revenues and earnings for IPA being lower than anticipated, and those risks and uncertainties described in ImmunoPrecise’s annual management discussion and analysis for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2017 which can be accessed at www.sedar.com The “forward-looking statements” contained herein speak only as of the date of this press release and, unless required by applicable law, ImmunoPrecise undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise such information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

VICTORIA, April 16, 2019 / – IMMUNOPRECISE ANTIBODIES LTD. (the “Company” or “IPA”) (TSX VENTURE: IPA) (OTC PINK: IPATF) announced today that Jennifer Bath, President and CEO of ImmunoPrecise Antibodies, will present at the upcoming 2019 Bloom Burton & Co. Healthcare Investor Conference.

Date: May 1st, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario

The Bloom Burton & Co. Healthcare Investor Conference brings together U.S., Canadian and international investors who are interested in the latest developments in the Canadian healthcare sector. Attendees will have an opportunity to obtain corporate updates from the premier Canadian publicly traded and private companies through presentations and private meetings.

Investors interested in arranging a meeting with Dr. Bath during this conference should contact ImmunoPrecise  or Bloom Burton & Co.’s conference coordinator.

About Bloom Burton & Co.

Bloom Burton & Co. (Bloom Burton Securities Inc.) is a firm dedicated to accelerating returns in the healthcare sector for both investors and companies. Bloom Burton has an experienced team of medical, scientific, pharmaceutical, legal and capital markets professionals who perform a deep level of diligence, which combined with our creative and entrepreneurial approach, assists our clients in achieving the right monetization events. Bloom Burton and its affiliates provide capital raising, M&A advisory, equity research, business strategy and scientific consulting, advisory on direct investing and company creation and incubation services. Bloom Burton Securities Inc. is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and is also a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF)

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.

For further information: For investor relations please contact: Frederick Chabot, Phone: 1-438-863-7071, Email: frederick@contactfinancial.com, Contact Financial Corp., 1450 – 701 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5

 

Forward Looking Information

This news release contains statements that, to the extent they are not recitations of historical fact, may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. The Company uses words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “likely”, “expect”, “believe”, “intend” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and analyses made by ImmunoPrecise in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments. However, whether actual results and developments will conform to ImmunoPrecise’s expectations and predictions is subject to any number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties. Many factors could cause ImmunoPrecise’s actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Such factors include, among other things, actual revenues and earnings for IPA being lower than anticipated, and those risks and uncertainties described in ImmunoPrecise’s annual management discussion and analysis for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2018 which can be accessed at www.sedar.com. The “forward-looking statements” contained herein speak only as of the date of this press release and, unless required by applicable law, ImmunoPrecise undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise such information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd.

 

 

VICTORIA, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - IMMUNOPRECISE ANTIBODIES LTD. (the “Company” or “IPA”) (TSX VENTURE: IPA) (OTC PINK: IPATF) announces that it has appointed Andy Nixon, Vice President of Biotherapeutics Molecule Discovery at Boehringer Ingelheim, as a member of its board of directors.

Dr. Nixon is a pharma executive with 20 years of industry experience and a proven track record of leading cross-functional teams to solve complex problems. He possesses deep domain expertise in biologic drug discovery and non-clinical development and led the research team that developed Dyax’s pipeline therapeutic candidates that resulted in Shire’s acquisition of Dyax in 2016 for $5.9B.

“As IPA advances its strategy for accelerated growth in the custom therapeutic antibody space, and for sustainable shareholder value creation, Dr. Nixon brings a unique depth of experience and expertise that is directly relevant to IPA”, said Jennifer Bath, IPA’s CEO and President.  “We are pleased to have Dr. Nixon support IPA through the next phase of our development. He is highly accomplished and has a strong record in successfully navigating today’s rapidly changing technological environment.”

With the addition of Dr. Nixon, the full IPA board will comprise seven members, six of which are independent directors. The continued refreshment of the board augments its diversity and experience and adds new perspectives in the different areas relevant to IPA.

About Boehringer Ingelheim

Improving the health and quality of life of patients is the goal of the research-driven pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. The focus in doing so is on diseases for which no satisfactory treatment option exists to date. The company therefore concentrates on developing innovative therapies that can extend patients’ lives. In animal health, Boehringer Ingelheim stands for advanced prevention.

Family-owned since it was established in 1885, Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the pharmaceutical industry’s top 20 companies. Some 50,000 employees create value through innovation daily for the three business areas human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceuticals. In 2017, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of nearly 18.1 billion euros. R&D expenditure, exceeding three billion euros, corresponded to 17.0 per cent of net sales.

As a family-owned company, Boehringer Ingelheim plans in generations and focuses on long-term success. The company therefore aims at organic growth from its own resources with simultaneous openness to partnerships and strategic alliances in research. In everything it does, Boehringer Ingelheim naturally adopts responsibility towards mankind and the environment.

More information about Boehringer Ingelheim can be found on www.boehringer-ingelheim.com or in our annual report: http://annualreport.boehringer-ingelheim.com.

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

This news release contains statements that, to the extent they are not recitations of historical fact, may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. The Company uses words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “likely”, “expect”, “believe”, “intend” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and analyses made by ImmunoPrecise in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments. However, whether actual results and developments will conform to ImmunoPrecise’s expectations and predictions is subject to any number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties. Many factors could cause ImmunoPrecise’s actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Such factors include, among other things, actual revenues and earnings for IPA being lower than anticipated, and those risks and uncertainties described in ImmunoPrecise’s annual management discussion and analysis for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2018 which can be accessed at www.sedar.com. The “forward-looking statements” contained herein speak only as of the date of this press release and, unless required by applicable law, ImmunoPrecise undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise such information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

VICTORIA, April 9th, 2019 / – IMMUNOPRECISE ANTIBODIES LTD. (the “Company” or “IPA”) (TSX VENTURE: IPA) (OTC PINK: IPATF) is pleased to announce the extension of its collaboration with TetraGenetics, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for autoimmune diseases. The alliance is focused on the discovery of novel human monoclonal antibodies against three undisclosed therapeutically-relevant ion-channels.

“We are pleased to work with ImmunoPrecise, utilizing their customized phage library technology,” said Douglas Kahn, TetraGenetics Chairman and CEO. “We expect our unique ion channel screening tools to enable deep mining of ImmunoPrecise’s patient library repertoire to identify rare and functional monoclonal antibodies that we can develop as therapeutics”

This multi-target service agreement is the result of a successful research collaboration, utilizing ModiQuests’ natural human phage library repertoire combined with TetraGenetics’ unique ion channel screening tools, in which a multitude of potent pre-clinical lead antibodies were discovered.

“TetraGenetics’ unique capability to generate high concentrations of difficult-to-produce ion channel proteins caught our attention,” said Jennifer Bath, CEO of ImmunoPrecise. “TetraGenetics will provide us with unique screening formulations which should be highly effective for antibody discovery with our proprietary libraries. We’re look forward to a close collaboration with TetraGenetics, and are excited by the potential of combining the two unique technologies.”

Ted Clark, Chief Scientific Officer and Founder of TetraGenetics added, “Combining TetraGenetics and ImmunoPrecise proprietary technologies is likely to lead to the discovery of novel therapeutic antibodies to previously intractable targets for a variety of unmet medical needs. We’re eager to expand this collaboration”

About TetraGenetics

TetraGenetics is focused on the discovery and development of first-in-class biologic medicines for autoimmune diseases, oncology and pain. The company has the leading drug discovery platform (TetraExpress™) for identifying antibodies targeting ion channels and other transmembrane proteins.  TetraGenetics establishes collaborative partnerships with major biotech companies for antibody drug discovery and is also actively developing its own proprietary drug pipeline.  For more information, please visit: www.tetragenetics.com.

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

This news release contains statements that, to the extent they are not recitations of historical fact, may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. The Company uses words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “likely”, “expect”, “believe”, “intend” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and analyses made by ImmunoPrecise in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments. However, whether actual results and developments will conform to ImmunoPrecise’s expectations and predictions is subject to any number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties. Many factors could cause ImmunoPrecise’s actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Such factors include, among other things, actual revenues and earnings for IPA being lower than anticipated, and those risks and uncertainties described in ImmunoPrecise’s annual management discussion and analysis for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2018 which can be accessed at www.sedar.com. The “forward-looking statements” contained herein speak only as of the date of this press release and, unless required by applicable law, ImmunoPrecise undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise such information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd.