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NEW YORK – ERS Genomics said on Thursday that it has signed a licensing agreement granting discovery biology company Axxam access to ERS' CRISPR-Cas9 patent portfolio, to support Axxam's integrated discovery service platform.

Dublin-based ERS Genomics was founded to provide access to CRISPR-Cas9 intellectual property held by Emmanuelle Charpentier. This CRISPR IP is shared between her, Jennifer Doudna and the University of California, and the University of Vienna, and is separate from genome editing patents held by the Broad Institute.

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