a life sciences company that develops and commercializes proprietary technologies and products for advanced microarray diagnostics, today announced that its common shares have been approved for trading in the United States on the OTCQX marketplace (“OTCQX”). Trading is expected to commence on September 17, 2014 on the OTCQX under the symbol SQIDF. The Company will continue to trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under its existing symbol SQD.
“We are pleased to be traded on the OTCQX marketplace,” said Andrew Morris, Chief Executive Officer of SQI Diagnostics Inc. “Trading on the OTCQX will help increase awareness of SQI in the U.S investment community and is an important step for SQI’s continued growth.”
The OTCQX marketplace is for established, investor-focused U.S. and global companies. To qualify for OTCQX, companies must meet high financial standards, demonstrate compliance with U.S. securities laws, be current in their disclosure, and be sponsored by a professional third-party advisor. Designed for investor-focused companies, OTCQX ensures that investors and brokers have the quality of information that’s necessary to intelligently analyze, value, and trade their securities. U.S. investors can find information and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the Company on www.otcmarkets.com. Dorsey & Whitney LLP will act as the Company’s Principal American Liaison on the OTCQX marketplace.
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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