Editas Medicine

Allergan, Editas Medicine partner on CRISPR genome editing medicines for eye diseases

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Allergan, a global pharmaceutical company, and Editas Medicine, a genome editing company, have announced that Allergan’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Allergan Pharmaceuticals International Limited, and Editas Medicine have entered into a strategic research and development alliance under which Allergan will receive exclusive access and the option to license up to five of Editas Medicine’s genome-editing ocular programs, including its lead program for Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA10), which is currently in preclinical development.

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Report: Slowest quarter for venture-backed IPOs since 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Six venture-backed initial public offerings (IPOs) raised $574.5 million in the first quarter of 2016, according to the Exit Poll Report by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). This marks the slowest quarter for venture-backed IPOs since the third quarter of 2011. By merger and acquisition (M&A), 79 venture-backed M&A deals were reported in the first quarter, 20 of which reported an aggregate deal value of $4.8 billion.   

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Juno Therapeutics, Editas Medicine collaborate on cancer therapies

Friday, May 29, 2015

Juno Therapeutics, a Seattle-based biopharmaceutical company focused on re-engaging the body’s immune system to revolutionize the treatment of cancer, and Editas Medicine, a Camrbidge, Mass.-based genome editing company, are collaborating on creating chimeric antigen receptor (CAR T) and high-affinity T cell receptor (TCR) therapies to treat cancer. The companies will pursue three research programs together utilizing Editas’ genome editing technologies, including CRISPR/Cas9, with Juno’s CAR and TCR technologies.

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