ImmunoPrecise Subsidiary Joins Genmab and Merus in Expansion to new Biotech Accelerator at the Center of Europe’s Most Competitive Science Region
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, January 09th, 2020 - IMMUNOPRECISE ANTIBODIES LTD. (the "Company" or "IPA") (TSX VENTURE: IPA) (OTC QB: IPATF) a provider of best-in-class therapeutic antibody discovery capabilities for the global industry, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary U-Protein Express BV signed a long-term lease contract for the new multi-tenant building for life sciences “Accelerator” at the Utrecht Science Park (Utrecht, The Netherlands). In addition to accommodating large biotechnology companies, the new building will offer space to companies that want to accelerate their development. The design is based on the vision of listed biotechnology companies Genmab (NASDAQ:GMAB) and Merus (NASDAQ:MRUS): Improving lives of patients by developing innovative therapies for cancer treatment, partly by entering into valuable collaborations. Accelerator endorses this ambition by creating a unique hub within the innovation ecosystem.
Accelerator offers Utrecht Science Park a welcome addition to accommodate more innovative companies in the Life Sciences sector. The building will be developed aiming for high sustainability requirements (BREEAM Excellent) and will have a prominent place at the entrance of Utrecht Science Park.
“We are happy to welcome U-Protein Express to Accelerator. Accelerator is designed to facilitate and connect Life Sciences companies, creating a tight international community within Utrecht Science Park. U-Protein Express is a great addition to the ecosystem and Accelerator will stimulate their growth ambitions,” said Chiel van Dijen, Commercial Director of Kadans Science Partner.
“Dr. Martin Hessing, General Manager of U-Protein Express, stated: “We are delighted to move our continuously expanding service activities towards the new building alongside important stakeholders such as Genmab and Merus. This will enable us to keep in pace with our growing contract research business as Accelerator will give us over 3-4 times current capacity”.
“The investments we are making in our European operations are a strong reflection of ImunoPrecise’s position in the marketplace and positive outlook for the future,” said Dr. Jennifer Bath, President and CEO. “The Accelerator provides state-of-the-art facilities that enable our talented team to respond to the increasing demand for our services and innovative technologies”.
About ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd.
ImmunoPrecise is an international, full-service, therapeutic antibody discovery company offering species agnostic advancements such as the B cell Select™ progressive single-cell interrogation technology and the DeepDisplay™ custom, OmniAb®-based phage libraries, as well as the Abthena™ 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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