NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Transposagen announced today that it has licensed CRISPR/Cas9 intellectual property from the Broad Institute.
With the non-exclusive license agreement, Transposagen will be able to combine CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology with its Footprint-Free Gene Editing System. The combination allows for "precision gene editing without fear of undesired off-target effects," Transposagen CEO John Printen said in a statement.
Lexington, Kentucky-based Transposagen is commercializing gene editing technologies to aid both basic research and drug discovery. The firm has licensed piggyBac transposon technology for almost all commercial applications.
It's the latest CRISPR IP licensing agreement for the Broad, which has also licensed the technology to Horizon Discovery, GE Healthcare, and Sigma-Aldrich.