ReachBio Partners with Axiogenesis to Distribute Cell-Based Products in North America
News Feb 26, 2008
Axiogenesis’ products consist of highly pure and well-characterized tissue-specific cells derived from specially engineered mouse embryonic stem cell lines. Major applications for the cells include drug discovery, toxicity testing of new drug candidates and other compounds, and basic research.
The first cell types available from Axiogenesis are 99.9% pure atrial cardiomyocytes in various formats, including frozen cryovials, pre-seeded 96-well plates, and pre-seeded coverslips.
Branded as Cor.AT cells, these cardiomyocytes have been rigorously functionally qualified and found to be ideal for cardiotoxicity screening, electrophysiology studies, and as a cellular model system for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Pure ventricular cardiomyocytes (Cor.VE) are also available.
New Chemical Synthesis Process: Synergy of Two Catalysts in One FlaskNews
Researchers report the one-step synthesis of a ketone from an aldehyde by the combination of thiazolium N-heterocyclic carbene and palladium/bisphosphine catalysts in one flask. The two catalysts function in a synergistic manner. This study is expected to lead to new synthesis processes of precursor compounds for medications.READ MORE
'Body-on-a-Chip' Could Advance Drug EvaluationNews
MIT engineers have developed new technology that could be used to evaluate new drugs and detect possible side effects before the drugs are tested in humans. Using a microfluidic platform that connects engineered tissues from up to 10 organs, the researchers can accurately replicate human organ interactions for weeks at a time.READ MORE
Hope for Hot Flushes: New Class of Menopause Drugs Reduces SeverityNews
A new class of experimental drugs reduces hot flushes in menopausal women by almost three-quarters in just three days. The new analysis, published in the journal Menopause, also revealed sleep and concentration significantly improved in the three-day window.