The University of California, University of Vienna, and researcher Emmanuelle Charpentier, as well as their commercial partners, are linked by the agreement.
The IPO amount is about half of what the company's competitors, Editas Medicine and Intellia Therapeutics, raised in their own IPOs earlier this year.
In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said it intends to sell up to $90 million in common stock on the Nasdaq.
The company said the funding round raised nearly $140 million overall.
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Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.
The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.