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Biotech firm uses live heart tissue in drug screens

Milwaukee, Wis. - InvivoSciences LLC, a startup biotechnology firm with laboratories in Milwaukee, is working to help drug developers bridge the gap between molecular and animal testing methods. For researchers studying heart diseases, skin disorders, and other maladies, Invivo's manufactured live tissue system could provide that bridge.


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The technology has the ability to help scientists address a variety of diseases, including cardiac fibrosis, hypertension, and asthma, with additional applications in scar contracture, wound healing, and aging skin therapies.

"The ultimate goal is to discover new drugs," Wakatsuki said.

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Full article >>> consin has been very friendly for us as a start up. It is an advantageous location for financing and staffing, and we have felt very welcome here," Annac said.

Additionally, with collaboration from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Wakatsuki has found all the advanced equipment and expertise he needed to advance into drug discovery.

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