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Simplifying CRISPR Licensing – from the Genome Editing Experts at Merck

The New MilliporeSigma and Broad Institute CRISPR Licensing Collaboration

You will not find a more unique, expansive opportunity for your CRISPR research. Anywhere.

MilliporeSigma has announced a new licensing collaboration with the Broad Institute that can simplify your path to licensing CRISPR technology, while making it more widely available to the global research and discovery community at large.

When you partner with MilliporeSigma, you will not only have access to MilliporeSigma’s 18 CRISPR patents (including IP for CRISPR integration technology), but you will also have access to the Broad Institute licenses to Broad-managed IP for internal research use and for commercial research tools and kits.

Here’s what you will receive.

  • MilliporeSigma IP for CRISPR technology is available as a no-fee license to academic institutions, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies for their internal research. This approach supports MilliporeSigma’s and the Broad Institute’s long-standing commitment in advancing global research.
  • Each entity can continue offering licenses independently, outside of this framework.
  • In addition to MilliporeSigma CRISPR IP and that from Broad Institute, this licensing framework includes certain IP from multiple other institutions: Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York Genome Center, New York University, The Rockefeller University, the University of Iowa Research Foundation, the University of Tokyo and others.

As always, ethics is a priority.
MilliporeSigma supports research with genome editing under careful consideration of ethical and legal standards. Its parent company, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has established an independent, external Bioethics Advisory Panel to provide guidance for research in which its businesses are involved, including research on or using genome editing, and has defined a clear operational position taking into account scientific and societal issues to inform promising therapeutic approaches for use in research and applications.

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Ready to talk about how MilliporeSigma can expand your CRISPR research with our exclusive CRISPR licensing portfolio?

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Jon Kratochvil
Head of Business Development & IP Strategies for Gene Editing and Novel Modalities
MilliporeSigma | 2909 Laclede Ave | 63103 | St Louis, MO | USA
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