Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Inaugural

New Frontiers in Gene Editing and Repair

Using CRISPR and Other Gene Editing Techniques to Drive Precision Medicine

March 28, 2019

Gene editing, particularly using the CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats)/Cas system, has very rapidly established its importance as a screening tool in drug discovery, and is now being used for therapeutic purposes as well. Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s inaugural symposium on New Frontiers in Gene Editing and Repair will bring together experts from research and clinical laboratories to talk about how gene editing can be used to engineer precision and accuracy for driving targeted therapies. At the same time, what is being done to overcome some of the inherent challenges related to guide RNA design, delivery and off-target effects associated with gene editing, and what are some of the alternative approaches and tools being developed will also be discussed. Experts from pharma/biotech, academia, government labs, and technology/service companies will share their experiences leveraging the utility of gene editing for developing better and safer therapeutics.

Coverage will include, but is not limited to:

  • Technologies and chemistries for improving efficiency of gene editing
  • Designing enhanced specificity and efficacy in editing and repair
  • Engineering precision and eliminating off-target effects
  • Tackling challenges with delivery and safety
  • Genome editing for engineering targeted gene and cell therapy
  • Growing alternatives to CRISPR and Cas9

If you would like to submit a proposal to give a presentation at this meeting, please click here.

The deadline for submission is September 28, 2018.

All proposals are subject to review by session chairmen and/or the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Additionally, as per Cambridge Healthtech Institute policy, a select number of vendors and consultants who provide products and services will be offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.


For more details on the conference, please contact:
Tanuja Koppal, PhD,

Conference Director

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:
Carolyn Cooke

Business Development Manager

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: (+1) 781-972-5412