Locus Biosciences acquires EpiBiome’s high-throughput discovery platform to enhance its global leadership in CRISPR-engineered phage therapeutics

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Locus Biosciences Inc., an emerging biotechnology company developing CRISPR-Cas3-engineered precision antibacterial products, announced today its acquisition of EpiBiome, Inc.’s high-throughput bacteriophage (“phage”) discovery platform. Pairing EpiBiome’s powerful phage isolation and characterization capability with Locus’s CRISPR-based synthetic biology platform and clinical development team creates a combined entity that is rapidly developing products to treat antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections and precisely edit the microbiome. Terms of the deal are undisclosed.

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