TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 11, 2016) - Microbix Biosystems Inc. (TSX:MBX), an innovator of biological products and technologies, today announced that Zeptometrix Corporation has filed a statement of claim against Microbix in Canadian Federal Court alleging infringement of its Canadian patent.
"We are very confident that our products and processes do not infringe our competitor's Canadian patent and we intend to vigorously defend our competitive position against these claims," commented Vaughn Embro-Pantalony, President and CEO of Microbix Biosystems Inc.
According to the Company, the molecular diagnostics market is the fastest growing segment within the global diagnostics industry expanding at a rate of more than 10% annually. North America and Europe are the primary markets for molecular diagnostics products representing over $5 billion in 2015, and molecular controls is one of the fastest growing segments in this space.
About Microbix Biosystems
Microbix Biosystems Inc. specializes in the research and development of biological solutions. This includes products for human health applications in the vaccine, therapeutic and diagnostic markets and a product for the worldwide animal reproduction market. In its revenue generating business, the Company manufactures and distributes a wide range of infectious disease antigens to a worldwide customer base. The Company's pipeline of innovative technologies and products includes LumiSort semen sexing technology for the livestock industries, Kinlytic, a thrombolytic drug with several approved and potential applications including the treatment of life-threatening blood clots, and VIRUSMAX, a proprietary technology for increasing virus yields in the manufacture of influenza vaccine. Established in 1988, Microbix is a publicly traded company, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario.
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