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  • VistaGen Therapeutics (VSTA) Revolutionizes Drug Development And Testing 0 comments
    Apr 12, 2012 2:08 PM | about stocks: VSTA

    VistaGen Therapeutics is, in a sense, turning the world of drug development and testing upside down with its proprietary pluripotent stem cell technology platform called Human Clinical Trials in a Test Tube.

    VistaGen's stem cell technology is directed at once-promising drug candidates that had to be discontinued during development due to heart toxicity issues. Traditional toxicity testing of new drug candidates takes place in animal studies and human clinical trials during the final stages of development. Such testing suffers from a significant lack of accuracy in predicting future toxicity, and occurs well after significant resources have been invested to bring the drug along. The result too often represents a major financial loss to the developer, when toxicity problems are discovered. In addition, if the drug has already gone to market, the lives of patients can be jeopardized.

    Through the use of VistaGen's Human Clinical Trials in a Test Tube approach, stem-cell derived functional human heart cells can be used in highly accurate laboratory testing of new drug candidates, before the investment in further development or clinical trials. Such early-stage testing saves money and time, allowing the developer to make adjustments when and if problems are found. Moreover, previously withdrawn drug candidates can potentially be rescued through this efficient and cost-effective test tube approach, turning a major financial loss into a revenue-generating asset.

    For additional information, visit the company's website at www.VistaGen.com

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    Stocks: VSTA
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