A lab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia plans to start a company that will develop and license cell-based assays designed to determine the flux of cholesterol molecules between cells and serum lipoproteins such as high-density lipoprotein, or HDL.
 
Lipid Sciences, a drug-development company based in Pleasanton, Calif., last month announced that it has licensed the technology from CHOP to help it validate investigational treatments for cardiovascular disease as it readies them for regulatory approval.

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