ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Announces Resignation of Jos Raats, as Managing Director of ModiQuest Research BV.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, March 15th, 2019 -IMMUNOPRECISE ANTIBODIES LTD. (the "Company" or "IPA") (TSX VENTURE: IPA) (OTC PINK: IPATF)today announces that Jos Raats, Ph.D., has resigned from the position of Managing Director of ModiQuest Research B.V. in order to pursue his duties as CEO of Absano BV, a company developing antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic applications in the field of cancer, autoimmunity, and infection, along with TACPA B.V., a clinical stage company focusing on a phase I anti-inflammatory antibody candidate directed at multiple diseases, and which was developed using ModiQuest’s antibody technologies.
Dr. Raats was the founder of ModiQuest Research in 2005 and served as the Company's Chief Executive Officer.
Also, effective March 15th, Debby Kruijsen, Ph.D., will begin serving as the General Manager of ModiQuest Research B.V. In 2012, Debby joined ModiQuest Research as a scientist supervising hybridoma antibody discovery projects. In 2013 Debby was appointed as Head Contract Research of ModiQuest Research where she was responsible for all contract research projects and is a member of the business development group.
"On behalf of the Company, I want to thank Jos for his valuable service and leadership," said Jennifer Bath, ImmunoPrecise's President and Chief Executive Officer. "He was instrumental in integration of ModiQuest Research into the IPA family of companies, and we wish him well in his future endeavors".
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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