ImmunoPrecise Launches AbthenaTM Bispecific Platform And ArtemisTM Intelligence Metadata (AIM)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 23rd, 2019 - IMMUNOPRECISE ANTIBODIES LTD. (the Company" or “IPA”) (TSX VENTURE: IPA) (OTCQB: IPATF), an industry leader in the discovery of novel, therapeutic antibodies, announces its AbthenaTM bispecific antibody platform and the complementary ArtemisTM Intelligence Metadata (AIM)TM suite.
Bispecific antibodies are a class of engineered antibodies and antibody-like proteins that, in contrast to traditional, monospecific antibodies, do not occur naturally. AbthenaTM bispecifics have the ability to bind two different molecules with a single antibody, increasing the therapeutic effectiveness of targeting infectious diseases, payload delivery and functional activity toward challenging targets. Alternatively, AbthenaTM products can be used to ‘dual target’, allowing detection or binding of a target cell type with much higher specificity than traditional, monospecific antibodies.
At ImmunoPrecise, we have designed an advanced discovery platform for wild-type and fully human bispecific antibody components, which allows for the generation of heterodimer, optimized, IgG backbones with validated binding attributes. AbthenaTM produces yields comparable to its monospecific equivalents, with a high degree of dimer formation, a platform which blends seamlessly with Artemis Intelligence Metadata (AIM)TM capabilities to enable rapid turnaround on additional algorithmic outputs in therapeutic optimization, stability, affinity and manufacturability.
About ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd.
ImmunoPrecise is an international, full-service, therapeutic antibody discovery company offering species agnostic advancements such as the B cell SelectTM single-cell interrogation technology; DeepDisplayTM, for custom, synthetic DNA libraries, and the AbthenaTM bispecific program. IPA is 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 discovery and development are conducted in Utrecht and Oss, the Netherlands (U-Protein Express and IPA Europe, respectively), and in Victoria, British Columbia (IPA Canada). The Company operates globally to offer a continuum of superior antibody services, transforming the face of therapeutic discovery, by decreasing turnaround time and risk, and promoting clinical success.
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