IMMUNOPRECISE ADDS SCIENTIFIC DEPTH TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, December 19, 2017 – IMMUNOPRECISE ANTIBODIES LTD. (the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: IPA)(OTC PINK: IPATF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert Burke to the Company’s Board of Directors.
Dr. Robert D. Burke is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Victoria, where he was a faculty member for over 35 years. He has a longstanding research interest in the molecular basis of cellular signaling in early embryonic development. His research involves production and characterization of antibodies and he employs them extensively with high-resolution optical imaging methods. Dr. Burke has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has supervised numerous trainees. He was Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology for 8 years, was on the University of Victoria Senate for 12 years, and served on numerous advisory and management committees nationally and internationally. Dr. Burke completed a BSc (Honours) and a PhD at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Burke fills the vacancy left by the departure of Thomas D’Orazio as director and brings significant scientific depth and experience in the production and characterization of antibodies and will assist the Board in assessing the scientific efficacy of its strategic acquisitions globally.
“With the appointment of Dr. Robert Burke to the Board of Directors, IPA continues its history of bringing leading scientific capability to assist the Company to become a leading integrated antibody solutions company with global reach” said Dr. James Kuo, Chairman, Interim President of the Company.