NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Cellumen will profile potentially toxic compounds for an Environmental Protection Agency program, the company said today.
Under the multi-year agreement with EPA’s Toxcast program, Cellumen said it will use its cytotoxicity profiling method to test chemicals that may be harmful to humans.
Toxcast aims to “better prioritize environmental chemicals while reducing costs and dependency on animal testing,” Kate Johnston, Cellumen’s vice president of Discovery Programs, said in a statement.
Cellumen said its profiling technique measures full-dose responses for 11 cellular parameters at three points, and produces 330 data points per compound.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.