drug toxicity testing

The system relies on the use of scannable safety code cards containing patient data, along with a web portal and automated analysis tools that deliver customized diagnostic reports.

The CATCH-KB database is a standardized variant repository meant to support new research into prevention of chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity.

The company's Ligand Express software combines biological, chemical, and protein structure data to identify candidate molecules for further research and development. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences has established a pre-competitive partnership with several organizations to advance an integrated systems biology approach to toxicity testing research.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bioinformatics outsourcing firm GGA Software Services will provide data curation services to nine pharmaceutical companies that are involved in a pan-European project to develop in silico tools for predicting drug toxicity.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – President Obama today announced an effort pulling together the resources of three government entities to develop a chip to screen for drug safety and effectiveness.

The initiative led by NIH and EPA is ramping up to complete HTS toxicological studies to generate predictive knowledge about 10,000 chemicals.

CIT will distribute Stemina's devTOX assay in Europe, and the two companies will develop other technologies to assess the safety of compounds for animal and human use.

EMD and MitoSciences will develop assays for drug toxicity and mitochondrial bioactivity.

The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.