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Main focus: New treatments against bacterial infections
Company stage: Clinical
Diseases: Urinary tract infection, other infections
Genome editing tool: CRISPR-Cas3
Funding stage: Private
Location: North Carolina, USA
Partners: Janssen Pharma
Locus Biosciences is a clinical-stage gene-editing company focused on treating bacterial infectious diseases. The company uses its next generation sequencing-based platform to rapidly identify new bacterial targets and phages. Locus uses CRISPR-Cas3 crPhages as the base of their therapies. The phages are designed using machine learning in order to optimise effectiveness against new bacterial targets.