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Cellectis Sub-Licenses Genomic Engineering IP to GlaxoSmithKline

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Cellectis has sub-licensed to GlaxoSmithKline patents for a process used to replace, remove, or insert genes in a genome by homologous recombination, Cellectis said Friday.
 
The company, which licensed the technology from the Pasteur Institute, said GlaxoSmithKline will use it in its drug research for in vitro and in vivo “modifications and manipulations of genetic material.”
 
Cellectis said the homologous recombination technology is commonly used by life scientists to generate mouse models with altered genomes in disease and gene-function studies.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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