Intellia Therapeutics to Present Data at the European Society of Gene & Cell Therapy Congress

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTLA), a leading genome editing company focused on the development of potentially curative therapeutics using CRISPR/Cas9 technology, announced that members of its scientific team will present new data at the European Society of Gene & Cell Therapy Congress (ESGCT) in Florence, Italy from October 18-21, 2016. Abstracts will be available online at esgct.eu on October 17, 2016.

“The data being presented at ESGCT show Intellia’s continued progress with its CRISPR/Cas9 platform,” said John Leonard, M.D., chief medical officer, Intellia Therapeutics. “These findings are important as we learn more about CRISPR/Cas9 and move toward clinical studies in patients.”

The following posters have been scheduled for presentation:

NumberPoster TitlePresenterTime
#283Efficient assessment of CRISPR/Cas9 off-target activity using a background double-strand break modelReynald Lescarbeau, Ph.D.
Computational Scientist, Bioinformatics
October 19, 2016
18:30 - 20:30 pm
12:30 - 2:30 pm ET
#280Robust in vivo gene editing in mouse hepatocytes with systemic lipid nanoparticle delivery of CRISPR/Cas9 components David Morrissey, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
October 20, 2016
18:30 - 20:30 pm
12:30 - 2:30 pm ET

#320DNA repair events after cleavage by CRISPR/Cas9 are not randomWalter Strapps, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Biology
October 20, 2016
18:30 - 20:30 pm
12:30 - 2:30 pm ET
#310Translating CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing into therapeuticsTom Barnes, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
October 20, 2016
18:30 - 20:30 pm
12:30 - 2:30 pm ET

About Intellia Therapeutics

Intellia Therapeutics is a leading genome editing company, focused on the development of proprietary, potentially curative therapeutics using the CRISPR/Cas9 system. Intellia believes the CRISPR/Cas9 technology has the potential to transform medicine by permanently editing disease-associated genes in the human body with a single treatment course. Our combination of deep scientific, technical and clinical development experience, along with our leading intellectual property portfolio, puts us in a unique position to unlock broad therapeutic applications of the CRISPR/Cas9 technology and create a new class of therapeutic products. Learn more about Intellia Therapeutics and CRISPR/Cas9 at intelliatx.com; Follow us on Twitter @intelliatweets.

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