Cellular Dynamics International this week said that it will use its cell-based assays to screen certain Roche drug candidates for cardiotoxicity.
 
Under the terms of the agreement, Roche will supply CDI with two sets of 25 well-characterized kinase inhibitors to validate CDI’s current crop of toxicology products and services, a Roche official told CBA News this week. CDI will test those compounds using human cardiomyocytes derived from human embryonic stem cells.
 

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