The discovery of CRISPR Cas9 gene-editing technology is widely regarded as one of the most significant advances in modern medicine. This technology allows scientists to make precise changes to DNA to bring desired results through gene alteration. This groundbreaking technique is being used in biological research, agriculture, and the development of therapies for genetic illnesses in humans.
More than USD 3.2 billion has been spent in CRISPR companies as of June 2020.
Here are 15 CRISPR companies in the US that are making the biggest impact in 2022:
CSO/CMO - Andrew Bellinger
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Verve Therapeutics, is revolutionizing cardiovascular disease treatment by moving away from long-term maintenance and single-course gene-editing therapies. Its initial research focuses on PCSK9 and ANGPTL3, two genes that control blood lipid levels.
President and CEO - Paul Sekhri
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, eGenesis has developed a gene editing and genome engineering platform to transform the treatment of critical diseases through solid organ and therapeutic cell transplantation.
CSO - Laura Sepp-Lorenzino
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Intellia Therapeutics' goal is to produce exclusive CRISPR/Cas9-based therapies with the potential to be curative. Its pipeline comprises in vivo and ex vivo development projects for genetic illnesses such as transthyretin amyloidosis and hereditary angioedema and ex vivo initiatives for Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
EVP and CBO - Bruce Eaton
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Editas Medicine focuses on repairing disease-causing genes in patients with genetically determined disorders. It has developed CRISPR/Cas9 technology which uses a protein-RNA (ribonucleic acid) complex that consists of the Cas9 enzyme attached to a guide RNA molecule that recognises a DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) sequence in need of repair.
CSO - Steven Kanner
Located in Berkeley, California, Caribou Biosciences develops next-generation genome-edited cell therapeutics using its innovative CRISPR platform aimed at improving the lives of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases.
CTO - Michael Graige
Located in Boulder, Colorado, Inscripta has developed gene-editing technology intended to make scalable digital genome engineering. The company's technology allows researchers to easily design, manufacture, analyze, and evaluate results by generating low-cost libraries of thousands of designer protein, pathway, or genome variants with trackable mutations.
Director Of Business Development - Scott Pattison
Located in Menlo Park, California, Synthego has developed a precision genome engineering platform to speed up and improve drug discovery research. By incorporating informatics and machine learning, Synthego provides genome engineering accuracy and automation, enabling scientists to conduct cost-effective research.
CSO - Catherine Feuillet
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Inari has developed a plant breeding platform with the goal of creating a new, more sustainable food system. By combining predictive design and advanced multiplex gene editing, Inari helps farmers grow sustainable crops effectively.
Chairman & CEO - Andre Watson
Located in San Francisco, California, Ligandal has developed nanomedicine therapies to cure gene-related disorders by combining gene editing technologies with non-viral nano-carriers. Some of Ligandal's therapies include peptide-based gene therapy, immunotherapy, gene editing, regenerative medicine, and advanced antidote-vaccine technology.
CEO - Samarth Kulkarni
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, CRISPR Therapeutics specializes in developing CRISPR/Cas9-based therapeutics. Beta-thalassemia and sickle cell disease —two diseases with a significant unmet medical need —are the focus of the company's advanced studies.
COO - Ted Tisch
Located in Brisbane, California, Mammoth Biosciences has developed a CRISPR-based illness detection platform that aims to make disease detection more accessible. This platform offers affordable point-of-need tests for the rapid and simultaneous identification of many conditions, enabling healthcare workers to have access to a reliable molecular diagnostic platform.
CEO and Director - Mark Gergen
Located in San Diego, California, Poseida Therapeutics develops life-saving therapeutics using non-viral gene engineering technologies for patients with severe and unmet medical needs. Its current pipeline consists of autologous and allogeneic chimeric antigen receptor T cells as well as CAR-T candidates to treat solid tumors and hematological malignancies
President and CSO - Giuseppe Ciaramella
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Beam Therapeutics creates genetic therapeutics using its base editing technology. This approach allows the development of a new class of genetic medications that target a single base in the genome without causing a double-stranded DNA break.
CTO - Ryan Rapp
Located in Durham, North Carolina, Pairwise has developed an agricultural platform that focuses on leveraging natural variety in agricultural crops through gene editing. The platform combines agriculture and technology to address food shortages and help farmers focus on nutrition.
President and CEO - Bryan Dechairo
Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Sherlock Biosciences develops a new generation of molecular diagnostics that utilizes engineering biology tools, including CRISPR and synthetic biology. This enables health care workers to provide rapid, affordable, and accurate results for a wide range of needs in nearly any situation.
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