Ionis, Genuity Science partner to advance RNA-targeted therapies

By The Science Advisory Board staff writers

October 1, 2020 -- Ionis Pharmaceuticals and Genuity Science have entered a multiyear collaboration to accelerate the discovery and development of genetically validated targets for up to 20 diseases.

The partnership will leverage Genuity's whole-genome sequencing and deep phenotypic data to better define underlying disease mechanisms. This will be paired with Ionis' proprietary antisense technology for direct translation of targets into RNA-targeted therapeutics.

Under the agreement, Genuity will receive a combination of upfront payments and development milestones plus product royalties.

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