ATLANTA (GenomeWeb News) – The Predictive Safety Testing Consortium, a collaboration of industry, academia, and government research groups with the goal of developing safety biomarkers for preclinical studies, has submitted its first biomarker “qualification package” for US Food and Drug Administration review, according to several PSTC participants who spoke at the Drug Industry Association annual meeting, held here this week.
 

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