CRISPR antibiotics company raises cash | November 20, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 46 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 46 | p. 13 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 20, 2017

CRISPR antibiotics company raises cash

Department: Business
Keywords: Biotechnology, Locus Biosciences, CRISPR, CRISPR/Cas3, Cas3, antibiotics

Locus Biosciences has raised $19 million in a series A funding round to develop antibiotics with CRISPR. While most gene-editing companies are working with CRISPR/Cas9 to make fine-tuned cuts in human DNA, Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based Locus is using a version of CRISPR, called CRISPR/Cas3, that acts more like a chainsaw, tearing up precisely targeted bacterial DNA. Investors include Tencent Holdings, Abstract Ventures, and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

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