Genethon and CRISPR Therapeutics announce Research Collaboration

EVRY, France, BASEL, Switzerland and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – December 16th, 2015 – Généthon, a leader in the field of gene therapy treatments for rare diseases, and CRISPR Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing transformative genebased medicines for patients with serious diseases, have today announced an ongoing research collaboration. Généthon is supporting the development of one CRISPR Therapeutics’ undisclosed propriety programs. Généthon’s expertise is in the pre-clinical development, clinical development and production of gene therapy products.

“We are pleased to work with one of the leading companies in the exciting field of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing. Our pioneering expertise in designing, developing, and moving innovative gene-based medicines to the clinic makes this collaboration an excellent strategic fit for both organizations. Généthon will help to accelerate gene therapy research and innovative translational applications for rare diseases to the benefit of patients,” said Fulvio Mavilio, Ph.D., Scientific Director of Généthon.

“As we continue to enter into new partnerships, we remain focused on developing transformative gene-based medicines for serious human diseases,” said Bill Lundberg, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer of CRISPR Therapeutics. “We are pleased to establish this partnership with Généthon to accelerate the delivery of these promising therapies to patients with serious diseases.”