By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Allergan announced late on Friday that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved its in vitro, cell-based assay for use in the stability and potency testing of Botox and Botox Cosmetic, possibly eliminating the need for animal-based testing of the treatment.

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