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EGenesis Lands $100M to Advance CRISPR-ed Pig Kidney to Human Test

9 days ago   |   By Xconomy

Biotech startup eGenesis, which is applying gene editing to animal organs in order to make them suitable for human transplant, has raised $100 million to ramp work on its kidney program and bring it into human testing. The Series B round of funding was led by the investment arm of Fresenius Medical Care Ventures, a German company that provides kidney dialysis services. Cambridge, MA-based eGenesis says that in addition to supporting its kidney program, the new capital will support its other research into xenotransplantation-the transplant of animal organs into humans. The company's progams...
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