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How Pharma Can Make the Most of Gene Tech CRISPR

Posted on December 18th, 2017 by in Pharma R&D


The gene-editing technology CRISPR, which stands for ‘clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats,’ is one of today’s most-talked-about scientific innovations. In just a few years, it’s gone from being a barely known entity to becoming a regular presence in scientific literature. Its potential applications, which could include correcting genetic defects and halting the spread of diseases, are exciting yet also raise serious ethical challenges that will have to be addressed as CRISPR starts making its way to the clinic.

Even putting some of the ethical implications aside, there is still a very long way to go in the technical development of this field. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies must be prepared to realize CRISPR’s considerable potential, and that means thinking ahead and strategizing. In this article CRISPR: Five Ways to Maximize Its Potential, published in R&D Magazine, I explainn how the industry can prepare by mining available data, establishing collaborative relationships, keeping up with regulatory requirements and more.

To read about Clark’s suggestions and insights in greater detail, check out the article online here.

All opinions shared in this post are the author’s own.

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