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About Editas Medicine
Editas Medicine is a transformative genome editing company founded by world leaders in the fields of genome editing, protein engineering, and molecular and structural biology, with specific expertise in CRISPR/Cas9 and TALENs technologies.
The company's mission is to translate its genome editing technology into a novel class of human therapeutics that enable precise and corrective molecular modification to treat the underlying cause of a broad range of diseases at the genetic level. The company has generated substantial patent filings and has access to intellectual property covering foundational genome editing technologies, as well as essential advancements and enablements that will uniquely allow the company to translate early findings into viable human therapeutic products.
Editas was founded in 2013 with $43 million in Series A venture capital financing led by leading health care venture capital firms Flagship Ventures, Polaris Partners and Third Rock Ventures with participation from Partners Innovation Fund.
Founders: Feng Zhang, Jennifer Doudna, George Church, J. Keith Joung, and David Liu
CEO: Karine Bosley
CFO: Andrew Hack
COO: Alexandra Glucksmann
CTO: Vic Myer
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Editas Medicine and AskBio Enter Strategic Research Collaboration to Explore In Vivo Delivery of Genome Editing Medicines to Treat Neurological Diseases
This collaboration brings together AskBio’s leading capsid development, clinical stage AAV vector delivery system, and manufacturing expertise with Editas Medicine’s leading genome editing technologies to potentially develop novel medicines for patients with high unmet need.
Cambridge, Mass.-based Editas Medicine and privately-held BlueRock Therapeutics have teamed up and combined their genome editing and cell therapy technologies to discover, develop and manufacture novel engineered cell medicines.
March is National Women’s Month with March 8 specifically designated as International Women’s Day. Although this is not remotely a comprehensive list, BioSpace recognizes these 10 women (in no particular order) as being especially influential in the biopharma industry.
Gamida Cell Announces Agreement with Editas Medicine to Evaluate Use of CRISPR Genome Editing Technology in NAM-NK Cells
Through this agreement, the companies aim to discover optimized NAM-NK cells that could be used to improve the treatment of hematologic malignancies and solid tumors.
1/25/2019Movers and Shakers is BioSpace's weekly roundup of leadership appointments and changes within the biopharma world. Included this week are Genentech, Editas, Sage, Sangamo, and more.
Shares of Cambridge, Mass.-based Editas Medicine are down nearly 20 percent after Chief Executive Officer Katrine Bosley abruptly announced her decision to resign from her role at the company effective March 1.
This year has been a strong one for biotech initial public offerings (IPO). According to the Wall Street Journal, as of mid-October, 55 biotech companies had raised $5.75 billion.
10/31/2018It may not have always felt like it, but biotech has been in a bull market mode over the past two-and-a-half years, ever since the iShares Biotechnology Index (IBB) bottomed out at $80.01 on February 9, 2016.
Plenty of biotech companies will be releasing their third-quarter financial reports next week. Let’s take a quick look at some of these companies and their top stories they reported through 3Q2018.
It was a win for the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University, as a federal court of appeals ruled against the University of California (UC) on CRISPR patents.
CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna has set up shop in San Francisco’s Gladstone Institutes. Doudna, a UC Berkley professor credited with the co-discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technique, will focus on the development of new ways to implement the gene-editing technique for disease treatment.
9/4/2018Biopharm companies closed out August with a plethora of changes to executive and senior leadership positions. Let's take a look.
Cambridge, Mass.-based Editas Medicine, one of the leading CRISPR gene editing companies, is losing its chief medical officer. Gerald Cox will step down from his role at the end of the year.
Allergan and Editas Medicine Announce Exercise of Options to Jointly Develop CRISPR Genome Editin...
8/6/2018Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, and Editas Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ: EDIT), a leading genome editing company, today announced that Allergan's wholly-owned subsidiary, Allergan Pharmaceuticals International Limited (Allergan), has exercised its option to develop an...
NuProbe Global announced today the formation of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) with genomics pioneers George M. Church, Ph.D. and David R. Walt, Ph.D.
Shares of CRISPR Therapeutics (-8 percent), Editas Medicines (-5 percent) and Intellia Therapeutics (-6.7 percent) are all plunging following the release of a report that claimed CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing may cause some dangerous side effects.
6/26/2018The general consensus is that only about seven to nine percent of chief executive roles in biotech are filled by women. As low as that sounds, it’s better than in the Fortune 500, where only about 4.2 percent are led by female chief executives.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted Emmanuelle Charpentier, co-founder of ERS Genomics, the University of California and University of Vienna, their first U.S. patent covering the use of CRISPR/Cas9 for gene editing.
With $87 Million in Hand, Beam Therapeutics Launches to Fight Disease with CRISPR Base Editing Te...
5/14/2018Beam Therapeutics, a new precision genetic medicines company, launched this morning with $87 million in a Series A funding round backed by F-Prime Capital Partners and ARCH Venture Partners.
All that is lacking from the likely drama surrounding patent battles over CRISPR technology in the U.S. Court of Appeals today is Michael Buffer’s cry of “Let’s get ready to rumble.”