Caribou brings in $11m for CRISPR tech
This article was originally published in Scrip
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Gene editing is all the rage in biotechnology these days, but Caribou Biosciences Inc. has taken a different path than its CRISPR peers by diversifying beyond therapeutics to agriculture, industrial and applied research. The company also has taken a different financing path – recently closing a $30m Series B venture capital round instead of pursuing an initial public offering.
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