By a GenomeWeb Staff Reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cellular Dynamics International today said that its agreement with Roche to substantiate CDI's platform for assessing the potential toxicity of drug candidates for heart disease has progressed to a standard supply agreement.

The two-year agreement, which took effect in March 2009, to substantiate CDI's iCell Cardiomyocytes as a predictive tool was completed early, and the platform will now be incorporated into Roche's drug development decision-making process, CDI said.

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