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VICTORIA, August 1st, 2019 / – IMMUNOPRECISE ANTIBODIES LTD. (the “Company” or “IPA”) (TSX VENTURE: IPA) (OTCQB PINK: IPATF) announces the launch of its High Value Target Scientific Committee which will strengthen the scientific oversight and methodological practice within Talem. The Committee consists of a selection of internationally recognized visionary scientists and experts from a broad range of disciplines. Their task is to assist in the planning of Talem’s partnerships, in particular, they are charged with overseeing the development of the scientific pipeline including reviewing and selecting potential targets for discovery, evaluating partnerships with Biotech and Pharma companies, and ensuring scientific rigor and best practices are adhered to.

The composition of the committee, and supporting processes, reflects a management-staff collaboration that ensures experience and agreement on a common direction that will lead to a high level of commitment and partnerships. The strategic plan will span three years, from 2019–2022, with the aim of developing a robust pipeline and established partnerships. Talem management, Dr. Jennifer Bath, will work closely with newly elected Chairwoman, Dr. Ilse Roodink.

Initial electees to the committee include Dr. Ilse Roodink (IPA Europe), Dr. Zalan Szabo (U-Protein Express, an IPA Company), Dr. Andra Li (IPA Canada), and Dr. Jennifer Bath (Talem, IPA Ltd). Future nominations are to be expected as Talem continues to grow it’s IP Estate.

About Talem Therapeutics

Talem Therapeutics (www.talemtherapeutics.com) is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new antibodies originating from IPA’s innovative and proprietary technologies and Structure-Based Drug Design platform capabilities. Talem will focus on a broad pipeline of partnered and in-house drug candidates in multiple therapeutic areas including, but not limited to, neurology, immuno-oncology, gastroenterology, inflammation, and rare/specialty diseases.

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 in Victoria, British Columbia, in collaboration with its wholly-owned subsidiary operations at ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Europe (formerly ModiQuest Research), in Oss, and U-Protein Express, in Utrecht, both in the Netherlands. The Company operates globally to offer a continuum of superior antibody services, from target analysis to pre-clinical studies.

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

 

VICTORIA, June 12, 2019 / – IMMUNOPRECISE ANTIBODIES LTD. (the “Company” or “IPA”) (TSX VENTURE: IPA) (OTC PINK: IPATF), an industry leader in the discovery of novel, therapeutic monoclonal antibodies, announces that it has entered into a new antibody discovery collaboration with Entos Pharmaceuticals Inc., to develop a therapeutic candidate against an undisclosed, immuno-oncology target, by leveraging ImmunoPrecise’s proprietary B cell Select platform.

ImmunoPrecise’s well-established B cell Select platform is capable of screening tens of millions of cells, to identify a greater diversity of antibodies, with very little manipulation. This proprietary platform is species and tissue independent, allowing for the generation of antibodies from samples not possible using other methods.  The B cell Select platform takes advantage of the diversity of the animal’s immune repertoire, and allows for screening of any protein class, complex therapeutic targets, post-translational modifications, and small molecules.

“Our B cell Select platform has a proven track record of discovering large panels of high-affinity antibodies against a broad range of antibody targets, including difficult membrane proteins. Our North American B cell laboratory boasts over one decade of experience with a 94% success rate. This is, in part, why we are very confident in these collaborations, and continue to field requests from such reputable groups,” said Dr. Jennifer Bath, IPA President and CEO. “We are pleased that Entos Pharmaceuticals Inc., a global leader in next generation nucleic acid-based therapies, considers us to be a trusted partner in antibody discovery.”

“The team at Entos is committed to developing breakthrough medicines to address pressing clinical unmet needs,” said Dr. John Lewis, CEO of Entos. “We have been extremely impressed with IPA’s B cell Select platform, which provides an ideal approach to develop therapeutic candidates.”

Andy Nixon stepping down from ImmunoPrecise’s Board.

The Company also announces that board director Andy Nixon has stepped down from his duties due to an arisen conflict of interest.

ImmunoPrecise’s Chair, James Kuo, stated they “regretfully” accepted Andy’s resignation “We will miss Andy’s contribution on the ImmunoPrecise board. He is a highly qualified Director and we wish him every success in the future”, Kuo said.

Erratum

In May 30th news Release Extension of Warrant Expiry Dates, the actual placement date should’ve read June 18, 2018.

“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, 2018 (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 Entos Pharmaceuticals

Entos Pharmaceuticals is focused on the development of next generation nucleic acid-based therapies using their proprietary Fusogenix drug delivery system. Fusogenix uses a novel mechanism of action to deliver molecules, intact and unmodified, directly into the cytosol of target cells. The technology is applicable to a wide range of therapeutic types including gene therapy, mRNA, miRNA, RNAi and CRISPR.

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 in Victoria, British Columbia and Oss, the Netherlands, in collaboration with it’s wholly owned subsidiary U-Protein Express B.V., in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The Company operates globally to offer a continuum of superior antibody services, from target analysis to pre-clinical studies.

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

VICTORIA, June 26, 2019 / – IMMUNOPRECISE ANTIBODIES LTD. (the “Company” or “IPA”) (TSX VENTURE: IPA) (OTC PINK: IPATF), the industry leader in the discovery of novel, therapeutic monoclonal antibodies, announces that from this point forward it will guarantee the success of campaigns powered by its proprietary B cell Select™ Antibody Discovery platform.

Pioneering innovative antibody discovery, ImmunoPrecise harnesses its species agnostic platform, driven by scientific experts with over a decade of experience in single B cell services, to leverage its already industry-wide, unprecedented success rates.

B cell technologies is a space where IPA has spent years differentiating itself from competitors. The Company understands the importance to ensure clients can readily ascertain who has the depth of experience and proven success to partner with pharma, without jeopardizing outcomes.

It can be to the detriment of pharmaceutical partners and patients when therapeutic programs are continually repeated due to low success rates, oftentimes a result of contract organizations’ lack of experience in modern technologies, which can take years to master, or their use of outdated platforms.

“We believe that backing our expertise with a success guarantee, in a royalty-free service offering, aligns our B Cell Select™ platform with the goals of our clients worldwide”, stated IPA President and CEO, Dr. Jennifer Bath. “Ultimately, our optimized platform, exhibiting a minimum 94% success rate, along with our success guarantee, decreases turnaround time, attenuates risk, and reduces the overall cost for our clients in getting antibody therapeutics to the clinic. We are both humbled and honored to be servicing this niche.”

For more information about ImmunoPrecise’s proprietary B cell Select™️ platform visit https://www.immunoprecise.com/services/b-cell-select/

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 in Victoria, British Columbia, in collaboration with its wholly-owned subsidiary operations at ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Europe (formerly ModiQuest Research), in Oss, and U-Protein Express, in Utrecht, both in the Netherlands. The Company operates globally to offer a continuum of superior antibody services, from target analysis to pre-clinical studies.

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

 

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.

SOURCE ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd.

 

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.