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FDA Unveils Predictive Toxicology Roadmap to Advance Human-Based Tests

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has joined other drug development stakeholders in pushing for the development and implementation of more predictive preclinical testing approaches. Last week FDA unveiled its Predictive Toxicology Roadmap, which aims to transform the development, qualification, and integration of new toxicology methods across FDA centers.

Organ-on-a-Chip Offers Treatment Insights for Aging Blood Vessels

Using stem cells derived from healthy donors and patients with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (a rare disease characterized by premature aging of the blood vessels and heart attacks in childhood), researchers created a new miniature device to mimic the stretching and straining that occurs in the smooth muscle cells of blood vessels during blood flow.