Regeneron and Intellia Therapeutics Announce Collaboration to Discover and Develop CRISPR/Cas Therapeutics
Under the terms of the six-year agreement, Regeneron has the exclusive right to discover and develop CRISPR-based products against up to 10 targets, focused primarily on therapies for a broad range of diseases that may be treated by editing genes in the liver. Of the 10 targets, Regeneron can select up to five non-liver targets. Non-liver targets from Intellia's ongoing and planned research, as well as targets included in another Intellia collaboration, are excluded from this collaboration.
Intellia will receive a
"Our industry-leading human genetics research with the Regeneron Genetics Center is already identifying important genetic targets, building on our long-standing expertise in genetic engineering," said
George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of Regeneron and President of
CRISPR/Cas9 is a gene-editing technology that can cut DNA in precise locations, providing the opportunity to selectively knock out, repair or insert specific genetic sequences. It has potential application across multiple therapeutic areas including autoimmune diseases, metabolic and blood disorders, cancer and rare and genetic-based diseases.
"We are excited to be partnering with Regeneron, an industry leader in human genetics research," said
Nessan Bermingham, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Intellia Therapeutics. "Regeneron's focus on advancing science to medicine is an excellent fit with Intellia's approach, and together, we aim to bring potential cures to patients who are suffering from life-threatening rare diseases and genetic diseases."
About Intellia Therapeutics
Intellia Therapeutics is a leading gene editing company focused on the development of proprietary products utilizing a recently developed biological tool known as the CRISPR/Cas9 system.
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