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Promega and Cellular Dynamics Partner to Validate Stem Cell-Based In Vitro Assays for Predicting Drug-Induced Cardiotoxicity
Date:6/15/2010

al customers recognize the importance of using human models to perform their studies—but up until recently, human cell models that exhibited true human biology in vitro were difficult to come by. We have several pharmaceutical customers who’ve validated in vitro cardiotoxicity assays using iCell Cardiomyocytes, which have correlated well with previous data from cardiotoxicity studies in animal-based models.” Ultimately, the union of these two technologies from Promega and CDI is expected to provide more biologically predictive data and drive the development of safer and more effective drugs.

About Promega
Promega Corporation is a leader in providing innovative solutions and technical support to the life sciences industry. The company’s 2,000 products enable scientists worldwide to advance their knowledge in genomics, proteomics, cellular analysis, molecular diagnostics and human identification. Founded in 1978, the company is headquartered in Madison, WI, USA with branches in 14 countries and over 50 global distributors. For more information about Promega, visit www.promega.com.

About Cellular Dynamics International
Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. (CDI) is a leading developer and marketer of next-generation stem cell technologies for drug development and personalized medicine applications. CDI harnesses the power of pluripotent stem cells and their ability to differentiate into any cell type for world-class drug development tools. In addition, it is the leader in iPSC technology, the production of pluripotent stem cell lines from adult tissue. CDI was founded in 2004 by James Thomson, a pioneer in human pluripotent stem cell research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Ta
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