SQI Diagnostics Announces Agreement with Isis Pharmaceuticals

TORONTO--()--SQI Diagnostics Inc. (TSX-V: SQD), a life sciences and diagnostics company that develops and commercializes proprietary technologies and products for advanced microarray diagnostics (“SQI”) today announced that they have entered into a method development agreement with Isis Pharmaceuticals (Isis) to develop a multiplexed assay that will utilize SQI’s Ig_PLEX™ multiplexing immunogenicity technology.

“SQI is excited to develop a unique multiplex anti-drug antibody assay for Isis as a first step to further the potential commercial relationship between the two organizations,” said Andrew Morris, CEO of SQI Diagnostics. “We believe that our multiplexing solutions and services are highly complementary with Isis’ extensive portfolio of drugs under development.”

The potential benefits to drug development companies using SQI’s Ig_PLEX tests in their clinical studies include providing quantitative results for multiple anti-drug antibody isotypes in a single test, utilizing SQI’s automated systems to significantly improve the many benefits of multiplexing during drug development’s immunogenicity testing phase, and getting ahead of the emerging regulatory guidelines surrounding immunogenicity testing worldwide.

About SQI Diagnostics

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. For more information, please visit www.sqidiagnostics.com

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Contacts

SQI Diagnostics Inc.
Investor Relations Contact:
Andrew Morris, 416-674-9500 ext. 229
Chief Executive Officer
amorris@sqidiagnostics.com
or
Sales and Marketing Contact:
Russ Peloquin, 913-484-9022
Vice President, Global Commercial Operations
rpeloquin@sqidiagnostics.com

Release Summary

SQI Diagnostics announced that they have entered into a method development agreement with Isis Pharmaceuticals (Isis) to develop a multiplexed proof of concept anti-drug-antibody (ADA) assay.

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Contacts

SQI Diagnostics Inc.
Investor Relations Contact:
Andrew Morris, 416-674-9500 ext. 229
Chief Executive Officer
amorris@sqidiagnostics.com
or
Sales and Marketing Contact:
Russ Peloquin, 913-484-9022
Vice President, Global Commercial Operations
rpeloquin@sqidiagnostics.com