Human embryonic bodies for teratogenicity testing

Dr Tamer Mohammed (University of Manchester) has developed human embryonic bodies, that can be used as a high-throughput, 3D human assay to screen for embryonic toxicity without animals. Dr Tamer Mohammed is seeking pharmaceutical/chemical industry partners to provide access to a compound library to validate the human embryonic bodies assay as a standard model of screening for teratogenicity. This assay has the potential to substantially reduce the number of animals required and improve the validity of preclinical DART screens. For further information please see the flyer.