VICTORIA, June 19, 2017 /CNW/ - IMMUNOPRECISE ANTIBODIES (the "Company")(TSX VENTURE: IPA)(OTC PINK: IPATF), is pleased to announce that the common shares of ImmunoPrecise have been made eligible for book-entry delivery and depository services of The Depository Trust Company (the "DTC") to facilitate electronic settlement of transfers of its common shares in the United States.
"We are pleased to have obtained DTC eligibility," said Tom D'Orazio, CEO of ImmunoPrecise. "DTC eligibility simplifies the process of trading and transferring ImmunoPrecise shares between brokerages in the United States and reduces the costs incurred in trading shares. With our shares now DTC eligible, we expect this to lead to greater liquidity and execution speeds, as well as our shares being accessible to an even broader range of investors."
In addition to the US OTC Market, shares of ImmunoPrecise also continue to trade on the TSX Venture Exchange.
About ImmunoPrecise Antibodies
ImmunoPrecise Antibodies provides its customers with custom antibody engineering and production services to support their research and development efforts.
Antibodies are naturally occurring proteins capable of binding to specific target molecules, or antigens. They have been used very widely in research assays, diagnostics, purification and therapeutics. The target market for the Company's antibody and peptide products includes organizations in the academic, biological, diagnostic and pharmaceutical fields. This is a large growing market that is expected to double in the next ten years.
The Company operates from state of the art laboratory facilities located at the Vancouver Island Technology Park in Victoria, British Columbia which house its tissue culture and molecular facilities as well as an animal care unit, and is a member of the Canadian Council for Animal Care.
The services offered to customers include the development of mouse and rat monoclonal and rabbit recombinant monoclonal antibodies against a wide spectrum of antigens, as well as polyclonal antibodies, immunologically based assays, and solutions to challenges faced by clients in antibody related research and development. The Company's proprietary recombinant monoclonal antibody technology (RMAT) screens the immune repertoire of a rabbit creating the power to select the desired monoclonal antibody directly from rabbit B cells, and results in antibodies having much greater affinity than is possible by other methods. In addition, cryopreservation services are provided for the storage of valuable biological materials including hybridoma clones, plasmid constructs, and cell lines. The antibodies produced by the Company target a wide variety of environmental, diagnostic and research applications.
The Company employs an experienced group of R&D scientists, and over the last 25 years its investments in research have led to the creation of innovative and proprietary technologies and methods that significantly improve the speed and efficiency of monoclonal antibody production.
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. ImmunoPrecise 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: risks and uncertainties described in the Company's Filing Statement dated December 13, 2016 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, the Company 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.
For further information: ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Inc., Phone: 1-250-483-0803, 3204-4464 Markham Street. Victoria, BC, V8Z 7X8, www.immunoprecise.com; For investor relations please contact: Rob Gamley, Phone: 1-604-689-7422, Email: [email protected], Contact Financial Corp., 1450 - 701 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, V7Y 1G5