An official at drug maker EpiCept this week said that the company’s internally developed cell-based assay has helped drive progress in its lead candidate pipeline.
 
John Drewe, director of lead discovery at the Tarrytown, NY-based company, said the platform, Anti-cancer Screening Apoptosis Platform, or ASAP, can efficiently identify new drug candidates and molecular targets that selectively induce apoptosis in tumor cells.
 

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