The Intellia Therapeutics IPO – Editas vs. Intellia

April 18. 2016. 3 mins read

In a recent article, we talked about whether to invest in gene editing or synthetic biology. The answer is, you can easily invest in both of these disruptive technologies by simply buying shares in just two companies; Intrexon (NYSE:XON) and Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT). Just last week however, things heated up a bit with Intellia Therapeutics filing for an IPO, hot on the tail of the recent IPO from Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT). Let’s take a closer look.

About Intellia Therapeutics

Click for company websiteFounded in 2014, Intellia Therapeutics has taken in $89 million in funding compared to the $210 million in funding Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT) took in prior to their IPO. Intellia filed for an IPO last week to raise $50 million compared to the $94.4 million Editas Medicine raised in their recent IPO. Here’s what the Intellia Therapeutics pipeline looks like in that filing:


The woman behind Intellia’s accomplishments and its founder, Jennifer Doudna , is actually listed as a co-founder of Editas Medicine on their website right now. However, she split from Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT) to found Intellia in an intellectual property dispute that is being touted as one of the greatest of all time. So where does this lawsuit stand? We could not find any concrete timelines nor status updates, but articles

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