Microbix Biosystems Inc. Identifies Specific Proteins that Allow X and Y Sperm Cells to be Separated; Files for Provisional Patent
TORONTO, June 12 /CNW/ - Microbix Biosystems Inc. (TSX:MBX) announced today that it is has made a significant discovery that takes it a major step forward in commercializing its animal reproduction technology. The Company has been able to identify specific proteins that allow female-producing and male-producing sperm cells to be separated, and has also developed the monoclonal antibodies that will be used to commercialize this process. This is the first time that sex-specific proteins have been positively identified. Microbix has filed a provisional patent on this discovery.