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Hepatocytes are widely used to screen potential drug candidates and have allowed researchers to fast-track many new treatments into clinical trials. Quickly releasing new drug treatments that meet the high standards called for by patients and doctors is an immense challenge, the success of which is determined largely by how reliable the models used in testing are.

Here, we’ll explore how hepatocytes are accelerating this process giving hope for safer, cheaper, and more efficacious drug therapies. We’ll go through what they are, the roles they play in inflammation, why they’re reducing the need for animal models and what the various screens are for which they’re used. (more…)

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