Technology Landscape Study on CRISPR-Cas9

Although CRISPR was known to have an important role in bacterial immunity for over a decade, it is only in the last 5 years that it has garnered interest as a gene editing tool. Increasing investment in this field is indicative of global market opportunities for CRISPR-Cas9 over existing alternatives. The objective of this study is to explore the market and patenting activity in CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology. This study considers issued patents and pending published applications related to CRISPR-Cas9 published since January 1, 2007. Search strategies using various combinations of keywords, classification codes, and prominent assignees resulted in more

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Artificial Intelligence Innovation: A Case Study

by Deepa R. Krishna and Mark O’Donnell Introduction: The artificial intelligence (AI) landscape is growing quickly.  Artificial intelligence startups raised $5B in 2016, a 10-fold increase since 2012.[1]  Tech giants (Google, Microsoft, IBM) are contributing heavily to this acceleration, both in academic and practical pursuits.  Google published 218 papers on machine learning in 2016, nearly double the number of publications in 2014.[2]  In December 2016, Microsoft launched a new venture fund specifically to evaluate and fund AI startups, kicking off the fund with an investment in Element AI, then acquiring Maluuba just one month later. [3] [4] For professional advisors

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