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Qihan Raises $20 Million for Gene Editing to Enable Xenotransplants

publication date: Jul 25, 2019

Qihan Biotech, a Hangzhou startup, raised $20 million in a B round to advance its use of CRISPR Cas-9 gene editing to allow xenotransplantation, the use of animal organs as transplants. The round was led by CMB International and Legend Star. Qihan's goal is to remedy the global shortage of human organs for transplants. The company was founded by the chief scientist of eGenesis, Luhan Yang, PhD, and Harvard professor George Church, PhD. eGenesis is also focused on the use of CRISPR Cas-9 gene editing to enable xenotransplantation. More details....

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