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Nov 17, 2021 D'vorah Graeser

Getting CRISPR Commercialization

Hey,

Have you ever heard about systems that are so complex that not even their creators completely understand them?

That’s the case with CRISPR. And universities are leading the way for industry to create products from this highly complex biological system.

CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) is adaptedcdc-IFpQtennlj8-unsplash from the naturally occurring “immune system” of bacteria. When bacteria are attacked by bacteriophages, which are a virus-like organism, the bacteria use CRISPR to incorporate part of the foreign genetic material into their own DNA.

Why CRISPR? 
 

CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) is adapted from the naturally occurring “immune system” of bacteria. When bacteria are attacked by virus-like organisms, the bacteria use CRISPR to incorporate part of the foreign genetic material into their own DNA.

A CRISPR economy? 

CRISPR is a technology rather than an industry and has two significant industrial applications: therapeutics and food cultivation, but these applications are still in the early stages of development. Therapeutic uses for CRISPR are particularly increasing in number, so recently, CRISPR has gone from being largely unregulated to becoming the subject of increased regulatory scrutiny.

CRISPR and Innovation

CRISPR’s lifeblood is innovation. 

national-cancer-institute-tV-RX0beDp8-unsplash - reduced ImageDespite the strong emerging patent portfolios of universities and companies, recent cases have brought to light the difficulty of crafting licensing agreements in a fast-moving field like CRISPR.

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Published by D'vorah Graeser November 17, 2021