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Cellular Dynamics Announces Presentations at the Society of Toxicology's 52nd Annual Meeting Demonstrating the Expanding Impact of iPSC-Derived Human Cells on Toxicology Assay Development
Date:3/8/2013

MADISON, Wis., March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. (CDI), a leading commercial producer of human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines and tissue cells for drug discovery, safety, stem cell banking and cellular therapeutics, today announced scientific presentations at the Society of Toxicology's 52nd Annual Meeting (SOT), March 10 to 14 in San Antonio, that demonstrate the expanding utility of CDI's iCell® products on toxicology assay development.

"Now that several iPSC-derived human cell types are reliably available in sufficient quantities and at high quality and purity, scientists from academia, government and industry are finding new ways to incorporate them into their toxicology assays," said Chris Parker , chief commercial officer of CDI.  "The scientific data presented at this conference are evidence of the increasing impact that the commercial availability of human cells is having on assay development for toxicity testing and validation of the cells' predictivity."

Researchers will present results on assays that use CDI's iCell Cardiomyocytes, iCell Neurons and iCell Hepatocytes in a variety of toxicology assays, including:

Chantest and ACEA Biosciences detail the use of the xCELLigence Cardio System to evaluate iCell Cardiomyocytes for sensitivity to compounds with broad mechanisms of action. (Exhibitor-hosted sessions, March 11, 9:15 - 10:15 a.m., and 1 - 2 p.m., Room 007B)

LeCluyse, E (The Hamner Institutes for Health Services) provides an overview on iPSC-derived hepatocytes, focusing on their utility in understanding hepatotoxicity mechanisms. (Exhibitor-hosted session, March 13, 1 - 2 p.m., Room 007 B)

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