The advent of CRISPR as a gene editing tool appears to have revolutionized drug discovery and development in a very short time. CRISPR-Cas9 technology is also being utilized to target HIV, to mutate or cut out the provirus. Read about what’s new in potential treatments for HIV and the challenges facing the industry.
Sangamo BioSciences, Inc., located in Richmond, California, is developing HIV therapeutics toward a functional cure using their proprietary zinc finger DNA-binding protein technology. Droplet digital PCR (ddPCR™) — or third generation PCR — offers a superior solution as it can detect target sequence within a single molecule, making it a powerful technology for low copy event detection.