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Upstate Partners with CXR Biosciences to Develop Drug-Screening Tests

NEW YORK, June 22 (GenomeWeb News) - A Serologicals subsidiary and CXR Biosciences plan to co-develop a series of in vitro tests to aid in the early-stage drug-discovery process.

 

The subsidiary, Upstate Group, will partner with the Dundee, Scotland-based CXR to develop the drug toxicity and metabolism screens to profile compounds in various cell-based and in vitro assays.

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