ImmunoPrecise Strengthens Board of Directors with Antibody Business Leader, Brian Lundstrom
VICTORIA, October 3, 2019 / – 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 the appointment of Brian Lundstrom to the company’s Board of Directors. Dr. James Kuo, ImmunoPrecise Chairman, noted: “With the addition of Mr. Lundstrom, ImmunoPrecise further strengthens its strategic and operational commitment to industry-leading therapeutic antibody discovery for both its clients and the company’s emerging internal pipeline.”
Trained in immunology and international business, Mr. Lundstrom has over 30 years’ experience from mostly publicly traded companies with a focus on antibody therapeutics. He started his career with product and clinical development for Novo Nordisk, in Europe, in 1987 and moved to the US in 1993 to form a dedicated business development function. He subsequently served as business development and financing lead for publicly traded companies such as OGS (now UCB), SangStat (now a Division of Sanofi Genzyme), ACADIA and ISCO. This included SangStat’s $600M sale and integration into Genzyme in 2003.
Since 2011, Mr. Lundstrom has established global business leadership in transgenic animals for discovery of human therapeutic antibodies, first with OMT, and then with Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND), after their $178M acquisition of OMT.
“We welcome Brian Lundstrom to our board and consider his immense experience in developing and closing pharma partnerships as a tremendous benefit to the company, as ImmunoPrecise continues to take stage as a leader in data-driven, therapeutic antibody discovery,”said Dr. Jennifer Bath, President and CEO of ImmunoPrecise.
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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