RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Precision BioSciences, Inc., today announced the formation of Precision PlantSciences, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Precision BioSciences. Precision PlantSciences will focus its efforts exclusively on the development and use of Precision’s DNE technology for agricultural applications and will assume full control of Precision BioSciences’ existing agricultural partnerships. Precision BioSciences primary focus will now be on its developmental efforts in fields impacting human health and biological research.
“We are thrilled to announce the formation of our new subsidiary, Precision PlantSciences,” stated Todd Melby, Precision BioSciences’ CFO/COO. “The demand from the agricultural space for our industry-leading DNE genome engineering technology created an opportunity for Precision to expand and deepen its efforts in the agricultural market via the creation of Precision PlantSciences.”
“The breadth and power of Precision’s DNE technology has enabled Precision to successfully develop products and partnerships across a wide array of industries and applications,” stated Matthew Kane, CEO of Precision BioSciences. “Moving forward, this new business structure will enable our companies to focus on their respective markets and will provide both with new strategic and financial options as they grow and develop into the future.”
About Precision BioSciences
Precision BioSciences’ mission is to continually provide, improve, and enable the world’s most powerful genome engineering technology. Precision’s proprietary Directed Nuclease EditorTM (DNE) technology enables the production of genome editing enzymes that can insert, remove, modify, and regulate essentially any gene in mammalian or plant cells.
Precision BioSciences’ vision is to be the conduit through which the world’s greatest genome engineering challenges are solved. Precision has successfully utilized its DNE technology to create innovative products in partnerships with many of the world’s largest biopharmaceutical, agbiotech, and animal research firms. Internally, Precision is developing applications of DNE in biological production and human therapeutics. For additional information, please visit www.precisionbiosciences.com.