NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Atlanta-based Cocrystal Pharma today announced licensing agreements with Duke University and Emory University for CRISPR/Cas9 technologies to be used in developing and commercializing antiviral therapeutics for hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human papilloma virus (HPV).

"We are excited to explore the CRISPR/Cas technologies to potentially develop the first virus-targeted genome-modifying treatment that may be able to provide a cure for HPV and HBV," Cocrystal CEO Jeffrey Meckler said in a statement.

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