IPA Awarded US$1.5M Bioscience Innovation Grant for Coronavirus Research from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture
VICTORIA, July 28, 2020 / – IMMUNOPRECISE ANTIBODIES LTD. (the “Company” or “IPA”) (TSX VENTURE: IPA) (OTCQB: IPATF) (FSE:TQB2), a best-in-class therapeutic antibody discovery company for the global industry, is pleased to announce that the Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced grants totaling $4.4 million have been awarded to foster the growth of bioscience industry in North Dakota in the area of coronavirus research.
ImmunoPrecise Antibodies (USA) Ltd. and its subsidiary Talem Therapeutics, LLC, received US$1.5 million for the development of antibody therapeutics against SARS-CoV-2.
“The grants will help companies’ partner, assist and develop technologies to benefit coronavirus research, virus screening technologies, antibody therapies, immunotherapies and sanitation technologies,” Goehring said.
The state Emergency Commission approved $5 million in funding from the coronavirus relief bill for coronavirus research.
The Company reports that it has also applied for federal funding to support the clinical manufacturing of the anti-SARS-CoV-2 therapeutics and that it continues to seek funds for clinical trials as well as for long-term monitoring and rapid protection against coronavirus and other emerging and infectious diseases.
“We are honored to receive this important grant from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture as our scientists work tirelessly to advance efficacious solutions for this public-health emergency,” stated Dr. Jennifer Bath, CEO of ImmunoPrecise Antibodies. “This grant will be a tremendous support to our North Dakota teams and our scientists in the discovery and development of the most promising neutralizing candidates to treat COVID.”
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