No, but it does mean that that company can benefit from the results of his research. I wonder how many companies today skirt the boundaries of the law to make a few extra dollars? The question is, what is it about Crippin's research makes it illegal? Is it simply how he conducts his experiments? Those can be changed or hidden from the public eye.
True, but everything about this guy seems like he's a high-risk employee to consider putting on.
We don't seem to have all the info about what makes his actions illegal, but I'd assume him going independent and running a personal supervillain creation lab indicates he's not really keen to change his methods to fit with generally accepted morality, and even if a company hired him on and hid his unethical experiment methodology from the public, he could still come under investigation as he is here.
Ultimately, it could just as easily be that he prefers to do his work independently as he sees any sort of oversight as hindering his progress, I can certainly see an genius keen to do things his own way and sell to the highest bidder.
The amount of authenticity in the details here is very Kojima-like in that you're producing a narrative that's quite fantastical in scope but you're injecting a good degree of authentic exposition and research into it. That I like.
The obvious question would seem to be, what happened the first time these things were released in public. Seems like an easy way to generate several animal themed super heroes (also more than a few villains, and a horde of mutant minions).
We all know what happens to the world when you try to shutdown a guys lab.. just leave the guy in peace and try to stop things you can not understand I say. Unless you like the end of the world infested with zombies and bio-weapons. XD Resident Evil always happens when you try to stop a mans or woman's work. lol