Zinc Fingers: Business Meets Science
A look at the costs of accessing zinc finger nucleases for research.
Approximate full price for a set of two customized zinc finger nucleases
Approximate cost charged by the Zinc Finger Consortium for each zinc finger pool, which scientists can then use to create ZFNs
Approximate time, in months, required to master the technique for creating ZFNs with the Zinc Finger Consortium’s pools and protocol
Number of academic labs that have successfully made their own ZFNs in the past two years
Number of “families” of patents owned or co-owned by Sangamo BioSciences
Year some of these patents may expire