NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioSeek said today that it has expanded an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency, under which EPA will use the firm's BioMap in the second phase of its ToxCast program.

Under the agreement, EPA will use the BioMap, which employs cell-based disease models to generate activity profiles of potential drugs, to study the biological effects of certain chemicals and help the agency select new candidates. BioSeek also will use its technology to assess the impact of these chemicals on the environment and on human health.

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