Intellia fine tunes its CRISPR/Cas9 tech ahead of human studies
One of the handful of gene therapy startups has been fine tuning its CRISPR/Cas9 tech in the lead up to taking it into humans.
Building on preclinical work published last summer, investigators at Cambridge, MA-based Intellia $NTLA say they’ve substantially improved on the efficiency of their gene editing work, gaining a 97% reduction in serum transthyretin (TTR) protein driven by 70% gene editing efficiency working in mouse livers. That was with a single IV infusion using its lipid nanoparticle delivery tech. And Cas9 mRNA and guide RNA were undetectable in the liver 72 hours after the infusion.
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