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ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR Gene Editing Technology to Daiichi Sankyo to Support Internal Research and Development

January 13, 2020 GMT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 13, 2020--

ERS Genomics Limited, which was formed to provide broad access to the foundational CRISPR/Cas9 intellectual property co-owned by Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, today announced the signing of a license agreement with Daiichi Sankyo, a global pharmaceutical company with corporate origins in Japan. The agreement provides Daiichi Sankyo with access to CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology intellectual property for use in its internal research and development.

ERS Genomics holds an exclusive worldwide license to the foundational intellectual property covering CRISPR/Cas9 for all applications other than use as a human therapeutic. Under the terms of the license, Daiichi Sankyo is able to use CRISPR technology to support its R&D initiatives to address areas of unmet medical need.

Eric Rhodes, CEO of ERS Genomics, said:Daiichi Sankyo is our first large pharma licensee in Japan. CRISPR/Cas9 is revolutionary in genome editing; we look forward to observing how the company applies the technology to further advance its R&D operations.”

Financial details of the agreement are not disclosed.

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