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Zinc Fingers: Business Meets Science

A look at the costs of accessing zinc finger nucleases for research.

By Rachael Moeller Gorman // Fall 2010
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$30,000
Approximate full price for a set of two customized zinc finger nucleases

$100
Approximate cost charged by the Zinc Finger Consortium for each zinc finger pool, which scientists can then use to create ZFNs

9
Approximate time, in months, required to master the technique for creating ZFNs with the Zinc Finger Consortium’s pools and protocol

6
Number of academic labs that have successfully made their own ZFNs in the past two years

81
Number of “families” of patents owned or co-owned by Sangamo BioSciences

2019
Year some of these patents may expire

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