NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from the University of Minnesota and biotech firm Celladon have developed a high-throughput screening method that may help speed the development of drugs to treat heart failure, the university said this week.

Celladon, based in La Jolla, Calif., recently licensed exclusive rights to the technology from UM, and continues to work with researchers at the university to explore how the assay might be applied to other diseases, and to possibly conduct a large-scale screening campaign for drug candidates, officials said this week.

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