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Monday, January 10, 2005; Page E05

Name: Intronn.

Location: Gaithersburg

Big idea: Using its patented molecules, Intronn is trying to repair genetic mutations by splicing special instructions to RNA.

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Founded: 1996.

Web site: www.intronn.com

Who's in charge: Gerard J. McGarrity, president and chief executive; Nancy Streicher, vice president of finance & administration.

Funding: $15 million total from AEA Investors LLC, Research Corporation Technologies Inc., Proteome Sciences PLC.

Employees: About 15.

Partners and collaborators: National Cancer Institute, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Human Genome Research Institute, Stanford University, Kings College London, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, University of Iowa .

Origin of company name: Long non-coding sequences in genes are called introns.


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