NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Eurofins said today that its Panlabs pharmacology services arm has signed an agreement with GE Healthcare giving it the exclusive right to offer GE's Cytiva cardiomyocytes for cardiotoxicity screening services.

Cardiomyocytes offer a cost-effective and time-efficient alternative to animal models for predictive cardiotoxicity testing in drug discovery and development, Eurofins said.

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