VICTORIA - IMMUNOPRECISE ANTIBODIES LTD. (the 'Company' or 'IPA') (TSX VENTURE: IPA) (OTCQB: IPATF) (FSE: TQB2), a leader in full-service, therapeutic antibody discovery and development, today announced a research partnership with Mila, a world-renowned research institute dedicated to artificial intelligence (AI) development and focused on deep learning optimization for AI and machine language learning.
ImmunoPrecise and Mila will collaborate on research and talent development initiatives as the Company continues to advance next generation innovation in therapeutics. The collaboration will leverage data and artificial intelligence to transform how novel therapeutics are discovered and developed. Founded by Professor Yoshua Bengio, co-recipient of the 2018 Turing Prize, the Mila Institute is recognized worldwide for its significant contributions in the field of deep learning and has established itself in the fields of language modeling, machine translation, object recognition, and generative design.
'This partnership opens up an exciting opportunity for AI to tap into unexplored datasets generated by ImmunoPrecise's effective and high-throughput therapeutic antibody discovery platforms, to contribute to the design of new therapeutics against life-threatening diseases that challenge humanity,' stated Mila Founder, Yoshua Bengio.
'This partnership reflects IPA's deep-seeded commitment to innovation,' said Dr. Jennifer Bath, CEO of ImmunoPrecise. 'Combining our efforts with the world-renowned talent at Mila catalyzes our advancements beyond the traditional life science model, as we continue to embrace the future of therapeutic discovery to accelerate the commercialization of life saving therapeutics.'
This partnership comes on the heels of ImmunoPrecise engaging LaPorte Expert Conseil Inc., with whom the Company has recently completed a feasibility study for the design of a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility. ImmunoPrecise's partnerships with Mila and LaPorte were facilitated by Montreal International, an economic promotion agency focused on the growth of Greater Montreal, as a part of Montreal International's ongoing efforts to support ImmunoPrecise in leveraging unique life science and technology partnerships.
Founded in 1993 by Professor Yoshua Bengio of the Universite de Montreal, Mila is a research institute in artificial intelligence which rallies 500 researchers specializing in the field of deep learning. Based in Montreal, Mila's mission is to be a global pole for scientific advances that inspires innovation and the development of AI for the benefit of all.
Since 2017, Mila is the result of a partnership between the Universite de Montreal and McGill University, closely linked with Polytechnique Montreal and HEC Montreal, and gathers in its offices a community of professors, students, industrial partners and startups working in AI, making the institute the world's largest academic research center in deep learning.
Mila, a non-profit organization, is recognized globally for its significant contributions to the field of deep learning, Mila has distinguished itself in the areas of language modelling, machine translation, object recognition and generative models.
About ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd.
ImmunoPrecise is a global technology platform company with end-to-end solutions empowering companies to discover and develop therapies against any disease. The Company's experience and cutting-edge technologies enable unparalleled support of its partners in their quest to bring innovative treatments to the clinic. ImmunoPrecise's full-service capabilities dramatically reduce the time required for, and the inherent risk associated with, conventional multi-vendor product development.
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