SQI’s Strength in Immunogenicity Testing Featured In Multiple PresentationsToronto, OntarioApril 9, 2015SQI Diagnostics Inc. (“SQI” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: SQD; OTCQX: SQIDF),
a life sciences and diagnostics company that develops and commercializes proprietary technologies and products for advanced microarray diagnostics (“SQI”), today announced that its immunogenicity testing technology is being highlighted by Bristol-Myers Squibb (“BMS”) in both a presentation and a case study at the 9th Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis in Miami, Florida (“9th WRIB”), from April 13th to 17th 2015.
The presentation will be given on April 17th by Renuka Pillutla, PhD, Director, Bioanalytical Sciences – Biologics for Bristol-Myers Squibb. The title of the talk is “Application of SQI Multiplex Platform in Immunogenicity Testing – Epitope Mapping and Isotyping.”
The case study featuring SQI’s next generation technology in immunogenicity testing will be led by Linlin Luo, PhD, Senior Research Investigator at Bristol-Myers Squibb on April 13th. The title of her talk is “Understanding the Impact of Immunogenicity: Assessment, Effects on Biotherapeutics and Strategy for Immunogenicity Testing.”
“SQI is excited to see its immunogenicity and epitope mapping products showcased at the 9th WRIB and looks forward to the industry’s enthusiastic reaction to the latest use by BMS of its Ig_plex technology for epitope mapping. The validation and market exposure gained from the presentation and case study by Bristol-Myers Squibb is important,” said Andrew Morris, CEO of SQI Diagnostics. “A number of highly regarded global pharmaceutical companies have conducted thorough due diligence on our next generation technology and reported positive outcomes of their testing to us. We believe that our technology provides industry-leading performance and benefits for the testing of multiple anti-drug antibody targets in a single test, significantly improving work-flow and reducing labor costs. SQI’s technologies enable drug developers to align their processes with the emerging regulatory guidelines surrounding immunogenicity testing worldwide.”
Epitope mapping is the study of immune response of individual “domains”, or pieces of a protein, allowing pharmaceutical and biotech companies the ability to target and pinpoint the part of the therapeutic protein that is creating an immune response within the patient’s body.
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SQI Diagnostics is a life sciences and diagnostics company that develops and commercializes proprietary technologies and products for advanced microarray diagnostics. The Company’s proprietary microarray tests and fully-automated systems are designed to simplify protein and antibody testing workflow, increase throughput, reduce costs and provide excellent data quality.
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