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.
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