Drug Discovery

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The science and innovation of drug discovery includes testing new pharmaceutical compounds on biologic material such as cells and tissues. This is a critical step that may support eventual clinical testing in animal and human studies. ADME/Tox (or ADMET) is the science of measuring the pharmacokinetics and pharmacology of drug compounds in a living organism. Living cells are used as an in-vitro (outside the body) early stage surrogate for animal and human clinical trials and are an efficient tool to analyze thousands of potential new drug candidates by studying the (A)bsorption, (D)istribution, (M)etabolism, (E)xcretion, and (T)oxicity of the compound during exposure to the cells.

Pharmaceutical researchers have traditionally relied on generic media to preserve cells and tissues used for in vitro testing of new drug compounds. Fortunately, the performance and preservation efficacy of HypoThermosol and CryoStor have been recognized around the world and we’re proud to claim numerous leading pharmaceutical companies and cell suppliers as customers and regular users of our products.

Also see: Biobanking.
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