MIT Team Creates Model Liver Cells, Founds Startup to Target Pharmas | GenomeWeb
Hepatotoxicity is one of the primary reasons why drugs are recalled drugs from the market, a result principally due to shortcomings in preclinical hepatotoxicity testing.
 
Current ADME/Tox testing protocols use human hepatocytes, which survive for only a few days in vitro, or rat hepatocytes, which may not respond to drugs in the same way that human hepatocytes do.
 

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