Medicyte GmbH Signs Agreement with Life Technologies to Develop Next Generation Upcyte® Cells
News Mar 28, 2013
Various data, already presented at academic meetings, indicates that Medicyte’s upcyte® hepatocytes combine the benefits of quantity (generation of up to 2000 vials per donor) with the quality of primary hepatocytes. The new generation of upcyte® hepatocytes show more comparable results to primary cells in in-vitro assays (such as CYP 3A4-Induction, genotoxicity or hepato- and cytotoxicity). ‘With the technology we have licensed from Life Technologies, we are capable to bring more predictive, reliable, and standardized cell strains on the market’ commented Dr. Joris Braspenning, CEO of Medicyte GmbH.
New Partnership to Provide Bioanalytical and DMPK ServicesNews
Concept Life Sciences, the integrated drug discovery, development and analytical services company, and Alderley Analytical, bioanalytical Contract Research Organisation (CRO), today announced they have signed a partnership agreement to provide high-value bioanalytical and DMPK study services.
Heart-on-a-chip Manufactured More Efficiently to Speed Up Drug TestingNews
Testing new clinical drugs' effect on heart tissue could become quicker and more straightforward, thanks to new research from Harvard University.
The study, sets out a new, faster method for manufacturing a 'heart-on-a-chip', which can be used to test the reaction of heart tissue to external stimuli.