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Updates: Lung

7th December, 2023

Overcoming optimisation hurdles of high-throughput FMT assay

Several hurdles faced by many scientists, when developing assays and models for drug discovery, were highlighted at the 2023 European Respiratory Society (ERS) Congress. Understanding and investigating…

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17th November, 2023

An insight into R&D at Newcells Biotech with Dr Fiona Leslie, PhD, Lung platform scientist

Can you tell us a little bit about your professional journey and how you made the transition to industry? I have an undergraduate Degree in biomedical science and also completed…

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30th June, 2023

3rd ILD Summit Highlights

About the conference : ILD Summit The ILD Summit is a niche industry dedicated conference focussed on advancing therapies for progressive fibrosing interstitial lung diseases (ILD). This year’s conference was the…

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Pulmonary toxicity – a challenge for drug and chemical development
16th June, 2023

Pulmonary toxicity – a challenge for drug development

Despite the common assumption that adverse drug reactions usually affect the kidney and liver, over 600 medications have been reported to induce lung toxicity.1 Due to the large surface area,…

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ADC, Antibody drug conjugate,
20th April, 2023

Antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) – the role of in vitro models in safety assessment

One the fastest growing approaches to treat cancer is the use of antibody drug conjugates (ADCs). Since the approval of the first antibody drug conjugate  in 2000,…

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fibroblast and collagen
27th February, 2023

The latest FMT Assay: An invaluable tool for modelling fibrotic disease

Fibrotic diseases, including liver fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, and renal fibrosis, are characterized by the excessive deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) components, leading to the formation of fibrous tissue that…

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12th October, 2023

Imaging propels our kidney assays to the next level

We recently expanded our imaging capability with the purchase of an ImageXpress Pico high content imaging (HCI) system from Molecular Devices. Since then, our technical teams have been busy…

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29th August, 2023

Latest Advances in CAR-T Therapy with novel HLA-typed in vitro cell tools

CAR-T Therapy CAR-T Therapy is a form of immunotherapy that harnesses the power of the patient’s immune system to target and eliminate cancer cells. It involves ex-vivo genetic engineering of…

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28th July, 2023

MPS summit highlights

About the conference: MPS summit The MPS summit is a small but buzzing conference, where scientists from the pharma industry, academia and microchip manufacturers gather to discuss the latest advances…

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30th June, 2023

3rd ILD Summit Highlights

About the conference : ILD Summit The ILD Summit is a niche industry dedicated conference focussed on advancing therapies for progressive fibrosing interstitial lung diseases (ILD). This year’s conference was the…

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Pulmonary toxicity – a challenge for drug and chemical development
16th June, 2023

Pulmonary toxicity – a challenge for drug development

Despite the common assumption that adverse drug reactions usually affect the kidney and liver, over 600 medications have been reported to induce lung toxicity.1 Due to the large surface area,…

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5th May, 2023

ARVO Highlights

About the conference: ARVO The ARVO conference took place in the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  With over 10 000 attendees, the venue was absolutely huge. If you…

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