The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Benson Hill Biosystems Patent No. 9,896,696 related to CRISPR 3.0 Cms1 genome editing nucleases, further expanding the company’s suite of genomics tools to accelerate crop performance improvements.
Benson Hill’s genome editing system Edit, powered by CropOS™, enables companies across the agri-food value chain to tap natural genetic diversity as a powerful source of product differentiation to improve the health and sustainability of our food system. This patent validates the novelty of Benson Hill’s CRISPR 3.0 nuclease sequences and their usefulness as an alternative genome editing solution for organizations interested in accessing this technology to accelerate their business goals.
“Benson Hill is dedicated to delivering highly efficient and fully accessible product development solutions for our partners,” said Matthew Crisp, CEO and co-founder of Benson Hill Biosystems. “We’re excited about this first patent issuance relating to our CRISPR 3.0 nuclease portfolio, and we are excited to move forward with commercial and research applications of this technology. We will continue to pursue filings for a pipeline of technologies and applications that provide choice, clarity and confidence to our partners.”