Paul Sekhri, eGenesis CEO

George Church spin­off swal­lows a key man­u­fac­tur­ing part­ner as it preps CRISPR-edit­ed pig or­gans for an­i­mal test­ing

Re­search­ing, cloning and breed­ing gene-edit­ed pigs are core to eGe­n­e­sis’ au­da­cious mis­sion to grow or­gans that can be xeno­trans­plant­ed in­to hu­mans. But per­haps un­sur­pris­ing­ly, lit­tle of that ac­tu­al­ly hap­pens at its Cam­bridge, MA labs.

Rather, the biotech works with ex­ter­nal par­ties for that part of the R&D and man­u­fac­tur­ing work. As eGe­n­e­sis ap­proach­es a fi­nal ver­sion of the gene-edit­ed or­gans that it will test in an­i­mals, it’s ac­quir­ing one of those part­ners and in­te­grat­ing it as a sub­sidiary.

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