GE Healthcare and MDS Pharma Services this week announced the availability of a new micronucleus assay protocol for GE Healthcare's IN Cell 1000 and 3000 high-content screening platforms that is expected to more accurately predict genotoxicity in early-stage drug discovery.

The assay will be available as part of MDS Pharma's contract pharmaceutical research offerings and is a key component of its growing portfolio of early-stage, cell-based assays for assessing the potential toxicity of drug candidates.

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