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ChanTest Launches New Business to Provide Validated Ion Channel Expressing Cell Lines to the Research Community
Date:8/6/2008

tly include the following:

Channel: hERG hERG KvLQT1-MinK Kir2.1 Kv1.5

Cell Type: HEK293 CHO CHO HEK293 HEK293

Channel: Kv4.3 HCN4 Nav1.7 Kv1.3

Cell Type: HEK293 HEK293 CHO HEK293

ChanTest scientists were the first to prove hERG as the target for adverse cardiac events linked to non-cardiac drugs: Seldane (terfenadine), Propulsid (cisapride), and Nizoral (ketoconazole), and ChanTest pioneered the development of functional, cell-based ion channel testing as a means to predict cardiac side effects produced by non-cardiac drugs. Such testing is now a standard component of regulatory submissions prior to the approval of drugs for use in humans. ChanTest is committed to innovation, and is leading the next major advance in ion channel research and services with a $10 million program to develop the world's most extensive library or catalog of ion channels. ChanTest's expert electrophysiologists fully validate the ion channels for interrogation with functional, pharmacological, and biochemical assays.

About ChanTest

The preeminent ion channel services company, ChanTest serves its drug discovery and development customers with GLP safety and automated screening assays using its library of ion channel-expressing cell lines -- the most comprehensive in the world. Since its inception in 1998, ChanTest has tested some 20,000 compounds for approximately 400 global pharmaceutical and biotech companies -- helping them to achieve their drug safety and discovery goals. ChanTest works in partnership with customers to speed the drug-development process, save time and money, and ultimately -- to help make better, safer drugs. The company also offers a selection of its validated cell lines directly to customers for use in their internal research. Because of ChanTest's seminal role in this field, along with the company's uncompromising commitment to qualit
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