Allergan to Highlight SQI Diagnostics' Technology at 10th WRIB Conference

TORONTO, April 18, 2016 /CNW/ - SQI Diagnostics Inc. . ("SQI Diagnostics" "SQI" or the "Company") (TSX-V: SQD; OTCQX: SQIDF), a life sciences and diagnostics company that develops and commercializes proprietary technologies and products for advanced microarray diagnostics today announced that its immunogenicity testing technology is being presented by Allergan at the 10th Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis in Orlando, Florida ("10th WRIB"), on April 19, 2016. 

The case study presentation will be given by Dr. Swati Gupta, PhD, Director of Immunology for Allergan. The title of the talk is "SQI Ig_plex Dual-Layer Multiplexing Capabilities in Immunogenicity Assays" and will provide novel case studies from products that were developed on SQI's multiplexing platform used in immunogenicity testing. The presentation will provide comparison of SQI tests to traditional bridging assays using a competitor's "electrochemiluminescent" technology. The presentation will provide data emphasizing SQI's improved drug tolerance, sensitivity, the ability to run all targets in one test and how to use the technology to profile for safety and efficacy of therapeutics.

"SQI is excited to see its immunogenicity products showcased again this year at the WRIB conference. The repeated validation and market exposure gained from the presentation and case study by Allergan is important," said Andrew Morris, CEO of SQI Diagnostics. "We believe that our technology provides industry-leading performance and benefits for the testing of multiple anti-drug antibody targets in a single test; significantly improved work-flow and reduced labor costs; and, it enables drug developers to align their processes with the emerging regulatory guidelines surrounding immunogenicity testing worldwide."  

Immunogenicity testing is just one of a series of assay types that are being run on SQI's automated multiplexing technology.

SQI representatives will be at the presentation to answers questions and will be available throughout the conference and we encourage you to come to booth 31 for more information about our custom assay development services, products and fully automated systems. 

About SQI Diagnostics

SQI Diagnostics is a life sciences and diagnostics company that develops clinical grade multiplexed microarray and molecular assays run on its automated instrumentation for the pharmaceutical research, animal health, and clinical diagnostics markets. SQI develops custom research and diagnostic assays that are multiplexed; meaning the simplification, consolidation and automation of many individual tests into one. This increases sample throughput, reduces time, cost and chance for human error, and provides excellent data quality. For more information, please visit sqidiagnostics.com.

Sales and Marketing Contact

Russ Peloquin
Vice President, Global Commercial Operations
913.484.9022
rpeloquin@sqidiagnostics.com

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Andrew Morris
Chief Executive Officer
416.674.9500 ext. 229
amorris@sqidiagnostics.com

Patricia Lie
Vice President of Finance
416.674.9500 ext. 299
plie@sqidiagnostics.com

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SOURCE SQI Diagnostics Inc.

For further information: Sales and Marketing Contact, Russ Peloquin, Vice President, Global Commercial Operations, 913.484.9022, rpeloquin@sqidiagnostics.com; Investor Relations Contact, Andrew Morris, Chief Executive Officer, 416.674.9500 ext. 229, amorris@sqidiagnostics.com; Patricia Lie, Vice President of Finance, 416.674.9500 ext. 299, plie@sqidiagnostics.com

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