NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Belgian biopharmaceutical developer UCB announced today that it has acquired Durham, North Carolina-based Element Genomics for $30 million, which will include upfront and short-term success-based milestone payments.

A biotech spinout from Duke University, Element Genomics has developed several technologies to further understand genome structure and functions, such as CRISPR editing technology for genomic and epigenetic regulatory region analysis and modulation.

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